OOC - The ME Battle Training Centre

Pull out your pack and head on down to the Prancing Pony for some great Role Playing (try to stay in character)!

Postby Alexandros » Sat Jul 06, 2002 4:38 am

Hey everyone.<BR><BR>Well, thanks to Running Deer we are back on the boards. As most of you will know (At least those who have been a part of the training centre since the beginning), we were locked along with many other threads because we were not conforming to some of the norms of RPing. Running Deer and I have had quite a bit of a discussion about these and now the Centre is back, all revamped.<BR><BR>This time around the Centre will have a REAL purpose and that is, to train any willing RPer, old or new, in battle RPing. To explain more, we are going to learn how to make your post in battle based threads more lively, emotional, powerful and insipring. We are going to learn how to make your thread the best battle thread in the Prancing Pony!!<BR><BR>This is how we are going to start:<BR><BR>The posts that were made prior to the locking of the thread have been retained upon my request, so that we can learn from our mistakes. Some of these posts were really nice but others were not. But I also know that all the single lined, quick posts were unintentional and we are all willing to improve. Running Deer has been kind enough to join our Centre. She will guiding/monitoring our progress. Now, that does NOT mean that you cannot be expressive. You can write in your own style, your own way, no need to ape anyone. Originality is the charm of the world! So be original...but be Tolkien at the same time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>. Every new comer will start off as a learner or student of skills. Then you will be trained for battle. Once you are ready (The entire batch of students) we will embark on a small mission to test your skills and find out how much improvement we have made. Then, If anyone wants to stay on and help teach other RPers or just learn more or practice more, they can do so freely.<BR><BR>The RP thread of the training centre is to have both a humorous as well as a serious tone, just like LOTR or the Hobbit. Although each of us is going to express things our own way, I suggest that we try and improve our vocabulary and use as less of 'slang' as possible. Once again, the choice is YOURS. Mine is only a suggestion <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>To know more about the training centre go to the RP thread. Running Deer and I have already made the new posts.... SO JOIN IN AND HAVE FUN!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=50248">http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=50248</a> - This is the link to the Rules and Tips for RPing. I suggest that everyone reads it before they post, it is truely a big help.<BR><BR><b>TIPS</b><BR><BR>1. Make you posts descriptive. <BR>2. Show your emotions.<BR>3. Add some 'movement' to the post (Going to the window, looking at a person in a particular way, smacking the head, walking over, etc.)<BR>4. Speak!!.. Try to say as much as you can.<BR>5. Vocabulary. Use good language, even if it IS casual.<BR>6. Understand the characters that have been developed by the members. When you react to something or have the reaction of another character incorporated in your post, do it realistically. For example, if a character is shown to be brave, you cannot make a post that shows you raising your sword against him and him shrieking with fear!!.. <BR>7. Keep it real!!.. We don't want unreal or illogical actions, or chivallry. React humanly, not super humanly.<BR>8. Add flaws to your character. Its no matter of shame for a character to have a few shortcommings. It only adds to its flavor.<BR>9. In a battle, someine HAS to loose. Make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to win and don't mind if you loose. <BR>10. Be fair and respect all the characters.<BR>11. Stick to the nature of your character. Make sure that the character does not fluctuate. Consistency is the key here. <BR>12. When posting have a good mental picture of what you want to do, or say and the writing will come naturally.<BR>13. Read all the previous posts carefully and only then post your own. This will prevent any kind of confusion or discripancy.<BR>14. Before making any change in the story line, discuss it here, on the OOC thread so that fellow posters can be prepared for it. <BR>15. Coordinate. Your post should feel like a part of the entire RP and not an individual post.<BR>16. Continuity. A person reading the RP should feel like he's reading a book. The posts should be continuous and relevant to the other posts.<BR><BR>_______________________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><b>List of Character in Alphabetical Order</b><BR><BR><b>Alex</b><BR><BR>Name: Alexandros (Means Defender of Mankind)<BR>Age: Unknown. Her elvish blood has slowed her aging down greatly, but she is not immortal and will die much sooner than pure elves.<BR>Race:Half Human, Half elf. She is more like a human than an elf.<BR>Gender: Female.<BR>Weapons: A sword.<BR>Features: Long, dark hair, fair skin which is hardened a little, her features are plain but symetric, she is 5'5" in height. She is strong physically, more than her looks show. She is generally dressed in leather (black), if not, then robes of green or blue.<BR>Personality: Alex is not emotional. She has made and lost many friends and hence does not get attached to anyone. She is a helper. She will fight till death for people she does not know. She will give care when necessary. So far as being loved goes, loving someone is something she fears. Hence, she always has this unseen wall between her and the rest of the world. breaking this wall is far from easy.<BR>Animals: Her Steed, Bucaphelas. <BR><BR><BR><b> Aramir</b><BR><BR>Name: Aramir <BR>Gender: Male<BR>Race: Part Elf, part Human, part Orc <BR>Age: 1823<BR>Weapons: Daggers, sword, bow. Favorite is his sword, is a master sworsman <BR>Appearance: Always wears black. Shoulder-length black hair, always messy (), black eyes, black scar across his right cheek. About 6" tall. Elven ears, tan skin, looks a lot like Sicil. <BR>Animals: Narmocarca-horse, Isiluin-falcon. <BR>Languages: Elvish, Common, Black Tongue, Falcon-eese. <BR>Personality: Has a weird sense of humor. He keeps to himself, but when in the company of others he is very outgoing and friendly. Has a sensitive side, though he doesn't like to admit it. <BR><BR><BR><b>Dungle & Bungle </b><BR><BR>NAME: DUNGLE IORNHEAD <BR>AGE: 45 AND REPOTED TO BE 1/2 HOUR OLDER THAN <BR>HIS BROTHER. <BR>NAME: BUNGLE IORNHEAD <BR>AGE: 45 AND REPORTED TO BE 1/2 HOUR YOUNGER THAN HIS BROTHER. <BR>GENDER: MALE <BR>RACEWARF <BR>PROFESSION: ARGUING WITH EVERY ONE AND KILLING ORCS <BR>(weapons of choice: double headed battle axe.) <BR><BR>BIO: the two brothers were born in the Iron Hills, as soon as they were able to feed and cloth them selves they were kicked out of there home and then there clan and then banished from the kingdom, never to return until there where no more orcs left in middle earth.. This was done for fear of them destroying the community in which they lived, while they will fight and argue with each other at the drop of a hat, if one or the other is threatened in any way there is know force in all of middle earth that would be able to stop them (at least that’s what they believe, but know one has proven them wrong yet.)Every where they go trouble follows, they live to fight and argue with each other and kill orcs both of which they do very well, and a close second is their love of gold and gems... but deep down nothing is greater than their love of each other. They have been wandering ME for many years now killing orcs and meeting most of the major good players in ME, Elrond and Galadriel loved them for dwarves but loved them more when they left, Tom bombadil knows them and in his land is them only time that they have never argued with each other or had a fight, Gandalf and Radagast know them, but Gandalf loves them very much and meets with them ever few years as an old man to pester them a learn what he can from them as they are widely traveled...he alone understands that just under their rock hard surface beats hearts of gold that love all the good people of ME and for this he loves them even more…the two of them are very competitive at every thing. there joint dreams are two return home and to slay a great evil <BR><BR><BR><b>Elverith</b><BR><BR>Name:Elverith<BR>Race: Half elven, half Human. More elven.<BR>Languages: Elvish(both), Common and Black speech<BR>Animals: Celebestal (horse), Ilavor (Eagle)<BR>Parents: Unknown<BR>Personallity:Elverith is a killer with any weapon, though she prefers a longbow. She does not trust easily, but once you have gained her trust you have yourself a very loyal friend. She is not good at conveying her feelings <BR>Appearance: Long, straight blach hair. Hazel eyes and a slim figure. 5'3''<BR><BR><BR><b>Helazzar</b><BR><BR>Name: Helazzar Summerstorm.<BR>Race: Half-Elf(Father Numenorian-Mother was sister to GLORFINDEL<BR>Sex: Male<BR>Age: Unknown, but is about to reach middle age for an Elf.<BR>PROFESSION: Assassin, thief, Ranger and woodland Hunter<BR>Threads: The search for a Princess - Hyldan's journey, Gathering Storm, Awakening Fyre and Freedom.<BR>Bio: He is a young man by elf standards and is related to Legolas of Mirkwood. Helazzar is half elf and half Black Nenumenorian of noble birth. His mother was kidnapped by his father many years ago and taken to Near Harad where Helazzar was born. His father was a powerful wizard who tried to teach his the ways of magic, but Helazzar was more suited to warfare and stealth. Both his father and mother are now dead and he has no brothers or sisters. <BR>In his life he has been Assassin, thief, Ranger and woodland Hunter. He has adventured with Hyldan, Jaxon and Naveen. As an Assassin he has no equal and his skills in this area are almost limitless and varied, as a warrior he is a most formidable opponent. He will often sing or laugh in battle; He always fights and kills by an ancient secret code.<BR>Helazzar is 7ft tall, has long golden hair, which is uncle Glorfindel was known for and was his name means Golden haired, but he has his fathers dark skin, and the eyes and ears of his mothers people, he has a solid but very flexible build.<BR>His weapons of choice are to fine long swords that were made in the Blessed realm, but he has many other weapons <BR>He has had a troubled past, that sometimes catches up with him<BR>He has a long scare around his neck from a knife wound. Which was a present from Nitsua another Assassin and one time friend.<BR>Helazzar has a long lasting relationship with Naveen. His last two wives were murdered... and he hopes that this will not happen to Naveen <BR>Helazzar’s most powerful weapon would be his voice, his has the gift of battling with songs as the Elves were taught to do... it has many effects on different creatures.<BR><BR><BR><b>Oricon</b><BR><BR>Name: Oricon Haloitënen ( Heather Leapingwater) <BR>Age: unknown <BR>Race: Mirkwood Woodelf <BR>Gender: female <BR>Weapons: elvish longbow, handcrafted, oak and horse hair. Sword and two daggers <BR>Hair: long brown weaved with wheat color <BR>Eyes: fawn like brown <BR>Personality: Fun and loving, new people must earn her trust, but once you have earned it she is your friend for life. Cares deeply for friends and family and is very fierce in defending them. Always bright and cheery yet very deep, can be emotional and has extreme highs and lows, like all elves.<BR>History: Born to elves Orlathion and Lothinaya, the youngest of four children and the only girl. She had to compete with her brothers, Berluil, Darcolith, and Yaothar all the time. With them constantly picking on her she developed a tough attitude, but below it all was a center, full of strength potential and most of all love. Her love for all things blossomed as she grew. The older she became she grew wiser, more full of understanding and love and more fatal in battle. Soon she joined her father on Lord Thranduils council. With Thranduils training she had become an experct marksmen and mastered use of the bow. She was still in training with swords when she was deployed on her first mission for the council. She loved to travel and soon was going on wild journeys and quests. <BR><BR>Transportation: A grey stallion named Fayciel, long legged and shaggy maned. When the sun hit his coat just right it glistened like silver. <BR><BR>Animals: Black Bear: named Anneke (Ann-neck) Sandy color Puma:Caiolita ( KHI-oh-Lee-tuh) large grey and white wolf: Zylle (Zeal-lay) <BR><BR><BR><b>Rholarowyn (Rho)</b><BR><BR>Rho was born and raised for the first 10 years of her life in the land of Rohan. After the disappearance of here father, Rho and her mother stayed in the land for two more years, until they could no longer maintain the working horse ranch with Rho’s grandmother, her aunt and her 3 other cousins. After much soul searching, Rho’s mother finally accepted the requests from her brother Denethor to return to Minas Tirith. This was not easy for her to do because the Steward’s family had rejected her once she had made the decision to marry an ordinary man from Rohan and had moved there. She hadn’t talked or had contact with her family in close to 15 years.<BR><BR>Once in Minas Tirith, Rho struggled greatly trying to adjust to city life. After about a year there it was discovered that her father had been murdered, and at the age of thirteen, Rho made a vow that would forever change her life. When she was old enough, she would seek out her father’s murderer and would be sure that he would meet the same fate. This vow lead to her learn the art of sword fighting with a Minas Tirith Knight named Culanir. The two trained in secret for almost a year before they were discovered. When Denethor found out, great restrictions were placed on Rho as to what she could and could not do within the city. Deeply angered and resentful, Rho finally decided to run away from Minas Tirith. Stealing a sword from the Steward’s house, and a horse from the stables, Rho set off determined to return to her beloved land of Rohan. <BR><BR>Unfortunately for her, she didn’t get very far. It had only taken Boromir 4 days to search her out and find her. There was no great love between the two, but Boromir had already decided that if he found his young cousin, they were not going to return to the city until this insolent young woman had had a change a serious change of heart. The two remain out in the wilderness for three months. By the time they returned to the city, Rho was indeed a different woman, although it took along time for those closest to the Steward’s family to trust that the change was genuine. It was at this point that two things were decided about Rho’s future, one she would be allowed to wear breaches and short waistcoat instead of the dresses they had been forcing her to wear for the last three years, and two, Boromir himself decided that he would continue her training with the sword.<BR><BR>When Rho was 18, the true murderer of her father was discovered. In some ways she was grateful that the man had been brought to justice, even though she had had no part in bringing it about. The other part of her, the part that had made the vow, now found it’s purpose in helping to defend Gondor and the Steward’s house from the evil that was growing in the east. Her exceptional skill with horses and sword fighting made her a worthy ally. After the War of the Ring was over. Rho then gave her allegiance to King Elessar, and continued to use her gifts in defending the lands of ME, working to rid it of evil, and helping to bring about it’s restoration.<BR><BR><BR><b> Raavi</b><BR><BR>NAME:Raavi or Lion in the common tounge. <BR>HEIGHT:5'7"<BR>RACE-elf<BR>GENDER-Female <BR>OCCUPATION- Mercenary *evil grin* <BR>APPEARANCE: Aways in black, maybe with a cloak. She has medium length brown hair that covers the tatoo on her shoulder, labling her a mercenary. Always sporting a belt that holds her weapons. Has stunning eyes,they are only slits lined with silver like that of a cats eye.<BR>WEAPONS- all and any but her signature are her twin three point dagger. Where the hilt ends and the actual blade begins, two more golden points begin and extend both left and right for about two inches then shoots up and ends just below the original dagger blade. <BR>Past: Still developing but hows this? <BR>She and her sister Raca were seperated long ago. ( Don't know why yet) they are just now beginning to search for each other. when they meet it is very surprising, for both have become mercenarys to work their way through the troubles and hardships of a troubled childhood<BR>Friends with several other mercenaries including that of the fabled Helazzar. <BR><BR><BR><b>Sadrien (SAGE)</b><BR><BR>Race: Half elf, half woman (Her mother was an elf and her father a mortal man). Sage is immortal and has the air of an elf, but acts mostly human. <BR><BR>Other Misc Info: Sage is strong, fast, flexible, and hardy. In other words, it takes quite a bit of effort to get her to the point where she can no longer fight. Patient, most of the time.<BR>After you gain her trust, Sadrien becomes a little of you, but not overly so. (In PG's case, Sadrien has become very attatched to her and has even become a little more protective than is usual for her, but she tries to always provide enough room that noone will suspect it too terribly, even PG. <BR><BR><BR><b>Sicil</b><BR><BR>Name: Sicil <BR>Race: Part Elf, part Human, part Orc. <BR>Languages: Black Speech, Common, Elvish (both forms), Falcon-eese. Weapons: Daggers, sword, bow. Favorite is her bow. Also hand fights if the need arises. <BR>Animals: Isila-horse, Morana-falcon. <BR>Personality: Reserved. She goes by her instincts when trusting people-if she feels you deserver her trust, she will give it to you. Has trouble showing her emotions openly. Quick to laugh, but equally quick to anger. She is open with her close friends, and trustworthy. She is a very honest person.<BR>Appreaance: Almost always wears all black. Has long, waist lenght black hair and black eyes. Pointed ears like an Elf, tan skin. She is rather short, only 5' 1".
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Postby Alexandros » Sat Jul 06, 2002 5:07 am

Running Deer, I have made changes to the Opening post of the RP thread. I have made sound a bit more serious, have added the part about traing and the quest to it. Tell me what you think..<BR><BR>
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Postby GwenElf » Sun Jul 07, 2002 1:01 pm

Hello! Well, I found the OOC....finally. So, the new changes sound good to me. Thanks to RD for re-opening it. So whats the word?<BR><BR> --A man who keeps his honor when it should be broken has no honor at all-- Aramir, <i>Out of Exile</i>
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:01 am

Glad you made it back Gwen <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>. <BR><BR>Well, you know that the thread was closed down because of the single liners and barely any storyline, no purpose. Come to think of it, we were doing pretty bad at Rping. Hence, now, we are first going to learn how to RP properly. Thats one of the purposes of this place. The other, ofcourse, is to have a great time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>. For starters, you will have to make more descriptive posts. How you are feeling when you say something. WHERE you are standing, WHAT you are seeing, where do you move to during a conversation. For instance, during my conversation with you, I bring in something to eat, make sure the rooms alright, go to the window while speaking, then turn to you. There are many things expressed in that one posts. Thats what we want to incorporate into all the posts of the RP. <BR><BR>Secondly, you should have to say a lot, or maybe think a lot. You will have to respond to the other charcters keeping there nature in mind. The charcters will be the people you are working with so you will have to keep things realistic. I will add to my first post here and give off a few tips about what we are to do.<BR><BR>In the meantime, could you get Oricon and Mouth of Sauron to check this place out too? It would be of much help.<BR><BR>Thanks, and great to see you again <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:12 am

Oricon, Firstly, welcome back <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I just read your post. You will have to alter it, I'm afraid. You see, as per the current scenario, the Battle centre has been closed for a very long time. All the old members had left. Now since evil is spreading across ME, the centre has been started again to train warriors to fight the evil. read the first post in the RP as well as here to know more. Hence, your post with Jarek has to changed to you coming in after recieving my message asking you to come back (Just the way Gwenelf and MoS have done). Lets just say, we are having a new begining.<BR><BR>MoS, Hey!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>.. Glad to have you here <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:14 am

Oh thank God I thought you were gonna yell at me or something! LOL Sry about that my friend wanted a go at it........ It will be changed. <BR><BR>*~Oricon~*
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:22 am

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.. No probs Oricon. And why would I scream at you ?!?!?!... Its good to have you back. If you have any questions, let me know. We will work on the posts here once you all have posted. ok? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:33 am

ok..Oricon, I read your post and there seems to be some need for correction and a chance for betterment <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>See.. before you altered your first post, I made a post in which it was said that you had already gone upstairs to meet Sicil and isaw the assasin AFTER that. Secondly, The assasin is responding to Alex's question "Who's there? Show yourself." Hence the coversation that will foloow will be between Assasin and Alex. You next post was supposed to show what happens after you go upstairs. Maybe how you see things and they remind you of the past. Then you meet Sicil and you are nostalgic for a moment. Then You ask Sicil what this is all about. If you want, you can wait for Gwenelf to respond and explain everything to yu in her own way (WHich will be better) or else you can show it as if you are being spoken to.And remember to add the depth to your post <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>Also, be patient. I know you are all excited about posting here but you will have to go a bit slow, waiting for people to reply to your posts. It might be that you may ask a question to my character and I may not sign in for 2 days. In such a case, the other players must wait it out till the next post is made. You will see the difference this creates in an RP once we get a hang of it.<BR><BR>Edit your current post as soon as you can, it will avoid confusion, ok? C U <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:14 pm

No but see its set BEFORE you said that....... hmmmmmmmm.......I am not doing too well in this......besides theres no need for him to respond because I did it all for him...... darn...if you still want me to change it I guess I could......<BR><BR>*~Oricon~*
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:55 pm

Well,if it was set before I said anything it won't tally because I say 'who's there' meaning that its before the man even came forward. Also, my post shows that the man speaks AFTER you have gone upstairs. So it does not look right that one person posts that you have gone upstairs and then the next post shows you still downstairs and speaking, right? It will be better if you change it.. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>..and don't worry, we are here to pick up such RPing and you are learning fast, as your latest post shows.<BR><BR>Your most recent post is really good. It has that flow that I was talking about. Just one thing, use itlics. Let the words you speak be in normal font and the other things in italics. If not, put you speech into inverted comas - "-. It will make your post seem neater and it will have better flow.<BR><BR>Excellent post gwenelf <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>..<BR><BR>Since Mouth of Sauron is nowhere in sight I will have to wait till he responds. <BR><BR>One last thing, before any change is made discuss it here. To be discussed:1. Who's this girl you are talking about Oricon?<BR>2. You two will have to wait upstairs till I can get Mos and RD to respond. Once the conversation between me and MoS is over (Hopefully soon) we can go onto the dinner where we all will together have a meeting, something like a council <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>.
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:23 am

The girl can be my other name........ I will change the post when I have time. Alright?<BR><BR>*~Oricon~*
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Postby the mouth of sauron » Tue Jul 09, 2002 6:14 am

<i>Since Mouth of Sauron is nowhere in sight I will have to wait till he responds.</i><BR><BR>Looks around... I don't know where he got to Alex <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>if anyone wants to contact me about anything I can be reached here <a href="mailto:kingdavid_101@hotmail.com">kingdavid_101@hotmail.com</a><BR><BR>People I'm going to be away for a few days sorry.
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Postby Alexandros » Wed Jul 10, 2002 2:17 am

Good thing Ori. and nice to have Raavi on too <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ah, there you are MoS, I've been looking all over for you. Its just too bad you have to go off. I'll be gone for about two days too, so I guess the dinner will have to wait a while. Hope you guys will be patient. See you on saturday <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>BTW: MoS, I have started my assault on Iman if you'd like to know <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby GwenElf » Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:52 pm

I'm going to my cousins' for the weekend, I will probably not be on till late Sunday or Monday, unless they let me use their comp. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> c u then.
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Postby the mouth of sauron » Sat Jul 13, 2002 3:33 am

LOL Alex I'm back and on my way to help you with Iman <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>I should post today or tomorrow.
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Postby Alexandros » Sat Jul 13, 2002 11:40 pm

LOL...see you there <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>OK.. everyone ready for the big dinner??<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. Now, I have been working on the story line for sometime now and this is what I have come up with.<BR><BR>LEts say after the initiation dinner, we spend sometime practicing and learning skills. This will be shown in posts showing random events and feelings. Then I will make a post which shows that there is a break in at the Centre at night. We get up and looking around realise that someone tried to get into the weaponry. Three of us go out to scour the woods and two remain at the centre. As it turns out, there were TWO Orcs who broke in. One fled to the woods while the other stayed at the centre. Hence, both, the people in the woods and the two who stay back at the centre can 'hunt some orc'. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>After capturing them, we find out that they are from a patrol of orcs who have seized a small village not so far away. It is then our quest to gather scattered villagers and launch an attack big enough to make the invaders run for their lives.<BR><BR>Plenty of action, lots of chivalry and more of fun. <BR><BR>Lets begin.. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>For now, we will all introduce ourselves through ONE post. Say all that you want about yourself, in the best possible way in kust one post. We will all begin by first rising and then speaking and then being seated again to allow the next person to speak. This way, it will not be much of a problem if two people post in one go, we will assume one spoke after the other. When all the intros are done, I will make a closing post which will be the 'random' kind of post showing a few events in the days to come. It will serve as an example of what I was saying about summarizing the training days till the night of the break in. Each of you will make similar posts. Once again, ONE post. then the REAL action and RP will start after the break in. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Sun Jul 14, 2002 9:43 am

Sounds good to me! Oricon will stay but Raavi MUST go into the woods. She a mercenary after all! lol <BR><BR>*~Oricon~*
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Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 15, 2002 1:32 am

LOL..yes..and it would be better if at least ONE of you stayed back <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>.. It would get quite boring for you to be speaking to yourselves all the time.. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Nice intro's everyone. We are inching nearer to break in. Lets decide who stays in and who goes to the woods. We know that Oricon's staying in and Raavi goes out. I volunteer to go out. So we have 2 people booked for going out and one in. That leaves Helazzar, Running deer and sicil. Decide people!!<BR><BR>I'm gonna make the first random post as soon as RD makes her intro. I don't know where she is but will mail her about it. So be patient <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>. C ya.
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Postby Raavi » Mon Jul 15, 2002 1:04 pm

Sounds good to me. Yes we really should decide who should go where as soon as possible. how are we going to find out about the break in? <BR><BR>Oh and Thanks for not making me talk to myself. lol
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Postby GwenElf » Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:24 pm

One post....whoops, hehe, I should have read this first....oh well, we are still waiting on RD, so I guess its ok. <BR><BR>Umm, I'll stay in with Oricon, k? K.
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:47 pm

Alright with me! <BR><BR>*~Oricon~*
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Postby Alexandros » Tue Jul 16, 2002 12:32 am

Ok.. so, Oricon and Sicil stay back. RD, Helazzar, Raavi and I go out. How do we get to the break in?. Well, like I said, we would be each making a random post. I hope we are clear about that. Then after everyone has posted their randoms, i will post the break in post. Something like, we are asleep at night and I hear a crash, go out, investigate and blah blah. After I initiate the break in posts, you guys can make your own posts so as to how you hear the break in. what you see when you get down to the hall and all that. Then we will gradually carry it, go with the flow, examine the scene and then deciding to split into groups. Then each group will posts their own 'what happened'. To those who are outside, it will be like they don't have any idea what happened at the centre and the same goes for those who stay back at the centre. This way, we both will have some interesting things to post about when we get together again.<BR><BR>After we split into groups, we will give 'titles' to our posts till we re group. For instace, those at the centre will write "At the Centre' in bold at the top of their posts and those outside will type 'In the Forest'. this way we can avoid any confusion and it will be better to read too.<BR><BR>As for running deer, it has been five days since she has posted. I was quite confused so as what is to be done. I decided yesterday that I would wait till today for her to respond. Since she has not posted, I think it would be best for the flow of things that I make a 'fill in' post on her behalf, just carry her character along. We must remember that she IS a mod and will not necessarily have the time to post everyday. And this will be the proceedure for everyoe, we will wait for a maximum of three days, takinging weekends and time differences into account, till making a fill in post for any absent member. Agreed? Throw in your two cents <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alright, for now I making the fill in post and will initiate the random posts too. Lets get things moving. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby the mouth of sauron » Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:09 am

This all sounds good to me Alex, and we shall do our best to do honor to the posting talents of the fair lady RD <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alexandros » Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:24 am

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.. Thanks. Besides, RD being a mod will enable her to edit that post whenever she happens to drop by. So she can have her intro post and we can move on till then.<BR><BR>Anyways, I have made the first random post. If you all will notice, the post is mainly about what I did during these 'random' days, so in your posts YOU will be the central character. Have fun <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alexandros » Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:08 am

Ok.. two posts have been made. Must admit, MoS, that post was FABULOUS. these are the kind of posts that we are aiming to make. It is detailed, plenty of movement, and VERY interesting. A good post always takes time to think and type out. But take that time and you can weave magic. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby GwenElf » Tue Jul 16, 2002 3:06 pm

sounds good to me, one thing I forgot to put in Sicil's speech was that she can speak the Black Speech. I don't know if this will come in handy later, but I thought I'd mention it.
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Postby Running-Deer » Tue Jul 16, 2002 11:16 pm

My apologies for my sudden absence! I have had many computer problems lately and when I am able to get online, it seems to be only for a few minutes before things lock up on me and/or I get so frustrated, I couldn't write a post to save my life!<BR><BR>Ok here is what I am doing. I am posting kind of a catch up post. What I would like to do is, mention things that I have seen from each person as I have 'watched' each of you in training for a few days. We need to have either a luncheon or another dinner where (HOPEFULLY) I will be making my own speech. And anyone else can add things that they 'feel' they can share at that time. How does that sound to you all? I hope that it all sounds good. <BR><BR>And BTW, I won't be around at all on Friday, the 19th so please on that day, use my character appropriately, depending on where we are by then but I would love to have made my 'speech' before that. Alex will you set the stage for me please?!
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Postby Alexandros » Tue Jul 16, 2002 11:58 pm

Its ok RD, we understand. Nice to have you back though.<BR><BR>Umm. I'm not sure I get what you mean. You see, I have already posted a bit of a speech for you and I thought you would edit it and make your own when you came back. I posted on your begalf so that the rest of us could go ahead with the 'random' posts, which we have all posted now. So, do you want ANOTHER dinner? because we have already had that scenario now. I'm a bit confused, so please do clarify.<BR><BR>Great posts everyone. At this rate, ME Centre will soon be the best RP <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>..well, atleast we can try, right? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>We'll wait for the break in post till RD posts her speech, k?<BR>
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Postby Running-Deer » Wed Jul 17, 2002 12:13 am

Yes another meal together. I would suggest either a little more interaction between posters when battling. (Sorry for my not being around lately or I could have helped out there more; hence part of my reason for this next meal, nothing special.) Meals taken together occassionally to discuss what we are learning and how, a common ground for one and all to regroup. <BR><BR>IMHO, this needs to be sorta like classroom stuff but I would rather discuss it over a dinner rather than a "ok class, come to order" type of post. So a meal together every so often would be nice where we discuss and talk about what we are learning rather than someone just on the fly posting what they are learning when another is on a different page altogether. We can get creative with that aspect. Picnics in the garden or forest while training, a dinner here or there, a hastily prepared meal for us as we really don't have the time because we are all into the dredges of battle learning technigues. There needs to be a common time together, not just battle learning or the alone time's that we will all seek. Do you understand what I am saying? The most description that took place was the battle with Helazzar. <BR><BR>Anyways write something for either Wed. or Thurs. as Friday I am gone ALL day! (Weekend with the hubby without kids!) I have an idea that is forming so I want to get it written soon. Hope that this doesn't blow your idea out the door Alex.
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Postby Alexandros » Wed Jul 17, 2002 12:14 am

ah, ok, never mind. I'll build up the thread to the luncheon with my post, then you can give your speech. I will make the break in post after that.
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