OOC: Bonds of Blood

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Postby foodaddict » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:31 am

Hi you guys! I’m pretty new to this whole RPG thing, so I’m hoping you guys will be patient and that you’ll bear with my ignorance. But I’m as avid a Tolkien fan as any, so I’m going to give this a shot. Here’s the sort of plot I’ve composed:<BR><BR> It’s been twenty years since the War of the Ring, and everyone’s settling down. Aragorn is doing very well in governing his people and restoring peace to the land. Aragorn’s got three children: one boy and two girls. The boy is the eldest. <BR> Just as the elder girl is reaching her 18th birthday, an emissary comes from the Corsairs of Umbar, seeking to speak with King Elessar. He’s taken as nobility and since he seems to be all right, he’s admitted into Minas Tirith to speak with the King.<BR> Apparently, he’s a messenger from the current leader of the Corsairs, who is seeking aid. They’re being attacked by the people of Harad for some reason, and they’re not strong enough to withstand them. The messenger seems direly sincere, and against his better judgment (with Arwen’s persuasion), he decides to march into Harad and see what’s going on.<BR> In his absence, however, the messenger then abducts Aragorn’s family and the Corsairs, who have been waiting for his signal, take over Minas Tirith. Aragorn and his company were at the point of war with Harad when the tidings came to him and he returned to Gondor. The setback is, if he tries to take back the city or attack Umbar, they’ll kill his family (Arwen included). So he has to find a different means of getting everything he has back. <BR> Word is sent to all of Gondor’s allies and while the Corsairs are slowly taking over the whole country, the rest of Middle Earth is devising a means to get it back.<BR><BR> That’s a rough draft of what I’ve come up with. Anyway, tell me what you think. Thanks, by the way.<BR><BR><BR>Love,<BR><BR><BR>Pip
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Postby foodaddict » Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:43 am

Okay, okay! I'll change the title, maybe! No takers?
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Postby fishy071 » Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:09 am

Welcome to TORC Footaddict! The story sounds interesting, but some of the facts are wrong. Bilbo, Frodo, and the Three Keepers left Middl-Earth 2 years after the War of the Ring, not 20. The rest is find to me, but I am not the person to judge as I am new to RP as well.<BR><BR>You might like to check with the expert RPer Erinhue or the mods. If you're new to RP I suggest you check out the RP guidelines and resources first, and not start an RP yet. It's better to join an ongoing RP if you're just starting out.
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Postby Riencuran » Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:30 am

Foodaddict, I quite agree with Fishy. You should get out Erinhue's(Who is an AWESOME roleplayer) thread The Lucky Fortune Inn, over in Welcome. It's a good place to learn how to roleplay. And also like Fishy said, the Guidelines and Rules, and maybe Rolepay 101 and 102 Advanced would be good to read through. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>But you are pretty good for a newbie(WAYYY better than I was when I first started out, I'm afraid. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) So, good luck, and thanks for that edit in the other thread. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ri
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Postby foodaddict » Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:17 pm

Okay! Thanks for the help you guys! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby atalantea » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:53 am

Well, nice plot. Title really needs replacing but all is fine as long as Legolas will be a character. I read the appendix, their son is named Eldarion and I want his two sisters to be named Ellenil and Allonar! If you push through, and if you'll allow me, (puhleeeeeeeezzzzzz allow me!!!?!?!?!?!?) I wanna be Atalantea, Legolas' mate!!!! Hah! I said and claimed that first!!!!<BR>
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Postby fishy071 » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:36 am

Welcome to TORC Atalantea!<BR><BR>Foodaddict, I agree with Riencuran. You are pretty good for someone new. I have only been doing RP for a month, and I'm still not as good as you are.<BR><BR>I would like to join as well, but I need more information.
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Postby Aina`elda~Lasseaze » Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:05 pm

Hello, I'm Aina from Mirkwood. This story sounds pretty interesting...you guys have been doing some homework! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>May I join...i think this thread is worth getting started! I could play an elf who is going to try and help Aragorn or something like that...you just give me the word.<BR>
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Postby fishy071 » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:38 am

I've decided that I don't think I'll be joining. I already have some other RPs going on, and adding another one will be too much for me.
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Postby Riencuran » Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:32 pm

Let me just remind you all to read the Guidelines <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It'll help your thread. <BR><BR>I hope you have a successful RP foodaddict. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Good luck.<BR><BR>Rien
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:19 pm

I'd like to join an RPG as well, and seeing as this is kicking around, I'm up for it.<BR><BR>It does appear, however, that foodaddict has abandoned the notion, so we may be out of luck.<BR><BR>Ah, well! RP's are hard to come by; once it gets started, nobody else joins, and they die out if you don't have a fastidious or creative crew.<BR><BR>*sits around and waits for foodaddict to return*<BR><BR>Oh, and just in case, is anyone interested in restarting this thread if our lovely originator doesn't turn up? I'll scrounge for him, but I won't guarantee anything...<BR><BR>I wouldn't mind, but I'm not the most responsible person in the world, so it may be better in the hands of someone a little more devoted ^__^!
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Postby Mithnen » Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:42 pm

Go for it, Echo <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I might be interested in thhis RP. But I say that a lot, so it might not have any meaning left <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>_Mith
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Postby foodaddict » Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:49 pm

I haven't lost interest--I swear! I've just been caught up directing a play that flopped anyway and my exams are coming up, so I kinda got swamped. Sorry for the delay. Thanks for the support, by the way. I've finished reading the guidelines. In any case, here's some more of the story line. I'll start the thread soon. And atalantea--I'd love to fix the title, but I don't know how. <BR><BR> While he’s there, the messenger of the Corsairs falls in love with Aragorn’s elder daughter. This is a bad thing for many reasons. A, it gets too complicated if he loves her. B, her father wants him and all his companions dead. C, his sister is determined not to loosen her hold on Gondor, therefore she doesn’t want to remove the ransom on the heads of Aragorn’s family. D, what happens afterwards, if they do get together? Can their love overcome the bonds of duty and family and the burdens of war and responsibility? And E, one of his closest friends amongst the Corsairs is already in love with him. It gets even worse when he confesses to her his love.<BR> The Queen of Umbar (twin sister to the messenger) finally has the whole of Gondor under her control, and is busy fortifying their strength. In truth, however, she kept the people dormant by threats towards Arwen and the others of the royal family and other means of fear. The concentration of her people was in Minas Tirith and the surrounding areas. Meanwhile, Aragorn has returned to Rivendell seeking assistance and help, and at first Elrond’s mightily pissed with him for letting the whole fiasco happen in the first place. Anyway, they hold a council as to how to get Gondor back.<BR> But then Aragorn’s elder sister tries to escape. Ultimately, she’s caught, but then the Queen’s twin stops them from killing her and reminds them of the ransom. For a while everything is fine and the Corsairs bask in their conquest.<BR> Finally, it was planned that several ships were to be made at the Grey Havens. These ships were to be made identical to the ships of the Corsairs. The ships were to sail around and then dock at the harbor of Minas Tirith by nightfall, then they were to assail the city and rescue Aragorn’s family. It was a lot less reckless than charging in by land.<BR> Meanwhile, the Queen of Umbar sees no need for the captives any longer, and she puts it into her head to have them killed in secret and yet make everyone else believe that they still live. Her brother gets wind of it and for the first time in his life, he goes against her, although secretly. He then devises a plan for them to escape and unwittingly tells the friend who’s in love with him. She agrees to help him, but her heart is broken and another thought came to her mind.<BR> The very night of the escape was also the very night of the assault. When Aragorn’s family had left Minas Tirith’s walls they were betrayed by the broken-hearted friend and many Corsairs made to capture them. Yet at the very moment the Horn of Gondor rang through the city and Aragorn’s attack was launched.<BR> In the retaking, the Queen of Umbar herself came out and fought fiercely with both Elves and Men, and she managed to fairly wound Aragorn. Thinking he was down, she made for his family (who were protected only by a fair number of Elves, including Arwen’s brothers) when her brother stopped her. Meanwhile, the broken-hearted friend repented from her betrayal and she led them quickly to safety upon the ships that had carried Aragorn and his men. <BR> The Corsairs put up a desperate fight and it seemed that their Queen did not tire. Yet she seemed heartbroken at her brother’s change of sides, and she didn’t listen to him when he urged for her to surrender and that it was pointless. She defeated him in the fight, but then didn’t finish him off. Instead, she wept out of bitterness and seeing that they were quickly losing the fight, she sounded the retreat and all the Corsairs that were left took to their ships and sailed away. She herself did not manage to get to the ships, and rather than surrender she took her sword and lodged it into her chest. Her brother made to catch her but she let herself fall into the rushing mouths of Anduin, and she was seen no more.<BR><BR>Anyway, I'm going to start the thread as soon as I can.
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Postby Riencuran » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:45 am

Edit your first OOC post to change the title foodaddict <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> And I have an rp that is winding down, so maybe I'll join your rp in a while. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It's interesting so far.
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Postby foodaddict » Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:08 pm

Okay, I've edited the title! I hope you think it's okay...I mean, the whole story revolves around a guy who has to choose between his love for Aragorn's daughter and his love for his sister...and from the girl's point of view, she has to choose between love for her father and family and love for the guy...anyhow, my mouth's running again... Anyway, you guys can choose when and where you want to insert your characters. Who wants to fill in for Aragorn's children? And its vital we get someone to be Argileth's (the main character's) best friend who's in love with him. She enters early into the story. Anyway, I'm starting the thread as soon as I post this message. Thanks for all the help you guys. Thanks Riencuran. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:27 pm

YAYA! Foodaddict returns! What a lovely surprise, and I see the main thread is up. ^__^<BR><BR>Do we need to post our charater profiles? I will, just to help everybody out a little:<BR><BR><b>Name:</b> Echo<BR><b>Age:</b> approximately 14<BR><b>Race:</b> unknown; appears human<BR><b>Physical attributes:</b> medium build, on the short side, light brown hair, dark eyes<BR><b>Weapons:</b> a slingshot and a short sword<BR><b>Characteristics:</b> tends to be quiet and reserved; she lost her memory about three months prior, and has been wandering about, causing chaos everywhere. She seems to have abilities pertaining to magic, but she cannot control them. In some places she aids, and others she harms, and sometimes both, resulting in being shunned.<BR><b>Notes:</b> Echo talks to a small black and gold spotted lizard, which perches on her shoulder, and claims it can speak to her, too. She's not crazy; the lizard can speak, but chooses not to speak to others, making her seem unstable.<BR><BR>Kinda complex, huh?
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Postby Riencuran » Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:12 pm

You're welcome <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> And much better title foodaddict. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> When I am sure I have time to join, I'll get a bio up.
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Postby foodaddict » Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:52 am

Thanks, you guys! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Thanks for posting your profile, Echo. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> On who's side would you like to be? Aragorn's or Argileth's? Feel free to post whenever you'd like.
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:04 pm

I'll be with Aragorn, because my alliance is with Gondor, dur! ^_^ <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Should I post in the main thread? It's about time SOMEBODY did!
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Postby foodaddict » Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:32 am

Thanks for posting, Echo. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Okay...if nobody's up for manning the Corsair characters, I'll do it then. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Everyone who wants to join is welcome to post as convenient to them. And feel free to manipulate my characters. I trust you guys, and trust adds to the beauty of RPG.
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:31 am

Hey, I gots me a question, if I may be so innept to say;<BR><BR>Where did everyone else go?? I know others posted interest in this topic, but it seems nobody has posted in the RP itself quite yet.<BR><BR><BR>Perhaps I am impatient, but there seems a lack of humanoids.<BR><BR>Would it be alright if I RPed a second character a well? Myself and a second original character. What say you, foodaddict?
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Postby themasternazgul » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:42 pm

Good afternoon (or morning, whatever may be the case). My question is if I can join in this RP. From the little I've read it seems like a neet RP. Anyhow, that is all.<BR><BR>For Life, For Honor<BR>~The Master Nazgul~
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Postby foodaddict » Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:41 am

Feel free to make second RPs. Master of the Nazgul--go ahead and post whenever you want. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Like I said, go ahead and enter as you see fit. I like to think of my plot as flexible. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby foodaddict » Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:23 am

I took the liberty of writing through Aragorn's point of view. I hope you don't mind. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I promise to touch only the original LOTR characters, since they're the only ones who don't really belong to anyone. As for my characters, feel free to use them as you will to benefit to our story's beauty.
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Postby Aiduial » Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:51 am

I would love to join. Do you have a player for Aragorn's daughters yet? or at least one of them?
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:54 am

*dances*<BR><BR>I'm going to insert a bunch of characters to make this fuuuuun.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Not much to say at the moment. Thinking's not my strong point right now.
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:49 pm

Alright, I'm putting inprofiles of my new characters, Omni and Daeanna<BR><BR>Name: Daeanna Aragil<BR>Race: Half-elf<BR>Age: 52, looks 18<BR>Gender: Female<BR>Physical appearance: Brown hair, green eyes, fair skin, nicely figured<BR>Weaponry: Sword and bow<BR>Notes: Daeanna is Aragorn's eldest daughter, though she does not have much to do with her family; she is an outcast, for she is an Elf in a world of Men. She knows the languages of Men, Elves, Dwarves and Orcs, but does not use them often unless she is forced to.<BR><BR>Name: Omni<BR>Race: unkown; appears human<BR>Age: unknown; looks 25<BR>Gender: Male<BR>Physical appearance: Black hair, black eyes, tanned skin<BR>Weaponry: Sword, crossbow, magic<BR>Notes: Omni is a mercinary hired by Daeanna on the sly. He owes her a life debt, and therefore is bound losely to her service, until such time as the debt is repayed. He was allowed to retrieve Echo, who is one of his dwindling kindred, and seeks to restore her memory and her true identity to her.
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Postby Aiduial » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:54 pm

I'm gonna take the younger daughter. <BR><BR>Name: Thalia<BR>Age:??? To come later<BR>Gender: female<BR>Looks: 5'8", blue-green eyes, auburn hair hanging in loose ringlets to the end of her back<BR><BR>rest to come
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Postby Echo_Starlite » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:59 pm

YAYA! ^___^<BR><BR>Daeanna gets a baby sister!<BR><BR>*hugs them all*<BR><BR>We need more people to post in the main thread. I feel like I'm just having an RP with foodaddict, which isn'tbad; foodaddict's a gooooood writer!! ^__^ <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Aiduial » Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:00 pm

so is th ecorsair going to fall in love w/deanna?
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