mercenary patrol

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mercenary patrol

Postby soul_warrior » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:22 pm

It is the fourth age. The age of men. All but a handful of the high elves have fled middle earth and contact with hobbits and other creatures has become a rarity with the exception of dwarves who are creating a bustling economy as craftsmen for the human cities. Commerce and communications between the great kingdoms of Gondor and Rohan have led to an almost complete integration of the two kingdoms and though they are two separate entities in thought they are in practice so closely linked that an action against one is an action against the other. The greatest current threat is the large concentration of Trolls and orcs that were unleashed upon the Gondor countryside<BR>In a desperate hope to forever end the possibility of another great war the men of Gondor and Rohan have combined there resources with the remaining dwarven cities to create a small military outpost just outside of the ruins of morodor to safe guard from another attack.<BR>For some time disturbing reports of growing attacks against the outpost have prompted great concern amongst the great kings Aragorn and Theomir. Both sit impatiently upon there thrones eager for some news from the outpost but it has been long overdue in sending messengers.<BR><BR>With the threat of full scale war looming it has been decided that no soldiers can be afforded on what could very well become an errand of suicide so a small force of mercenaries has been called up to scout into the outpost’s condition and if possible asses the growing threat at the borders. A select band of mercenaries adventurers and warriors have been sent a small plain black letter offering three bags of gold and one of silver if they should be willing to serve the king’s need. There is no other explanation or comments only the instructions to make there way to Minas Tirith if they wish to accept the contract.
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Postby soul_warrior » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:26 pm

Rules: <BR>----this is going to be a thread where limited character sharing (for example if your having your character talking to another’s you can have that character talk back) is allowed in order to prevent one liners and lag from people not working on there characters much (please before you do anything with somebody else’s character read that characters profile and try to get an understanding of how that person would have there character respond and no killing of other characters unless you have permission)<BR><BR>---No hobbit or elf farms: there’s going to be a limit to the number of elves and hobbit’s I’m going to allow in this thread. Although I think that these characters done right can really spice up a thread.<BR><BR>---if you start a character in this thread and disappear I will either have that character abandon the quest or find him or herself covered in honey running naked into a band of starving orcs. (lol)<BR><BR>--- do not try to make an invincible character it really cheapens the story and I’ll probably tell you to take it easy on the steroids<BR><BR>--- all newbies are welcome after they read role-playing 101 102 and everybody needs to put a character biography in the OOC<BR>---<BR><BR>---keep all side comments or questions about the thread in the OOC<BR><BR>--- I will probably only have four to five people posting otherwise it becomes very confusing.<BR><BR>---NEVER AND I MEAN NEVER ARGUE WITH MODS, THEY DO THERE JOB VERY WELL AND KEEP THIS SITE CLEAN.<BR>
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Postby elfshadow » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:49 pm

Hey, Soul_Warrior, I'd love to be a part of this RP! So far I'm only currently active in one other RP, but am starting another aside from this one. I will be a human in this one, preferrably from Rohan...I'll post a bio as soon as I can. Thanks <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>!
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Postby Bragolancaion » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:10 pm

Hey Soul_Warrior. I posted in Heroic's new thread and said I didn't want to get in another RP cause I'm in four now, but this looks really cool and would like to join if you'll have me. I'll create a bio as soon as you give me the go. <BR><BR>God Bless
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Postby Aranel_Sarlonde » Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:29 pm

<i>pokes my head in, smiling brightly</i><BR><BR>Oooo......nifty....hmm....I like the sound of this thread, specially since all of my other threads seem to be dying one by one....^_^<BR><BR><b>Soul Warrior</b>: Hey! Nice to see ya around. ^_^ I'd love to be part of this is you need any female characters. Lemme know and I'll post a bio. <BR><BR>You're more than welcome to have <u>Alatariel</u> in this thread if you'd like. BUt hey let me know. ^_^
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Postby soul_warrior » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:29 am

wow i didnt expect quite this much of a response already lol..........<b>Aranel</b>your more than welcome to rp here with whoever you want..........i dont know if i'll have Nori in this one although if he's not i may have him make a short appearance along with several other of my characters lol........<b>Brago</b>i'm glad to see several familiar faces already and i look forward to this. I'm anxious to see your character profiles and i'll have mine up later today (hopefully) lol.
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Postby Arwen902 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:22 am

<BR>Is there room for one more? I'll post a bio later if yes.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> This RP looks really interesting. <BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>~Arwen~<BR><i>Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.</i>
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Postby Heroic » Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:07 pm

Yay, I think I'll join, if you don't mind.<BR><BR>Aranel----> U think our Rp is dying too? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Brago-----> Thx u traitor. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Nah, just messing.
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Postby soul_warrior » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:40 pm

OK this thread is now officialy closed to newcomers..........sorry.........<BR><BR>Heroic and Arwen902 you are both welcome to join......i'm going to put in my character bio shortly here and i really look forward to seeing what kind of characters are going to be on this RP.<BR>
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Postby Amrunelen » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:53 pm

*pokes head inside* "ARG!!!too late...." *stomps back out again*<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> I may stop by just to read your IC thread occasionally though<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Sounds intersting...
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Postby Heroic » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:58 pm

Ok, Ill post my bio tommorow, its nearly 11 at night, and I am waking up at 6. Good night !
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Postby Arwen902 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:17 pm

<BR>Thank you soul_warrior, glad I got here in time<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>I'll post a bio tomorrow too, one question though, I already have a character who is an elven mercenary, but would you prefer humans in this RP? Because, if you would prefer humans I'll make up a new character.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Namárië!<BR><BR>~Arwen~<BR><i>Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. </i>
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Postby soul_warrior » Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:11 pm

<BR><b>Arwen 902</b> i'll make an exception and let you use your elf but remember that you'll be one of the only elves remaining in middle earth<BR><BR>Name: eznorb gnaf <BR><BR>Age: 32<BR><BR>Race: men<BR><BR>Alliance: none<BR><BR>Weapons: large steel maul a scimitar and a gauntlet with a large blade protruding from it’s fist.( he only uses the scimitar and gauntlet in tandem)<BR><BR><BR>Appearance: His unusually dark skin hints at his Haradrim bloodline. He’s bald . His build is remarkably similar to a dwarves being very strong and well muscled yet he’s still tall at six foot nothing. He’s very broad with legs like a tree trunk. Black tattoos on his chest form a large dragon’s skull.<BR><BR>History: Eznorb was born a slave in the Haradrim lands and was forced to survive in the viscous pit and arena fighting . When he was nineteen he killed his owner and fled to the west and became a mercenary for the Oroheim. After several years of wandering Eznorb left the mercenary life and worked small odd jobs. He became a devout religious man in his travels and still lives mostly by wandering the wilds.<BR><BR>Personality: Eznorb is very quite but tends to have strong outburst’s when he feels the need to talk. His daily routines are heavily involved with his beliefs and he is willing to fight and kill any who dare tell him he’s wrong about it. In battle Eznorb tends to be foolish in his charges and he’s a dangerous opponent even when cornered or outnumbered<BR>
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Postby elfshadow » Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:54 pm

Whew, this thread certainly filled up quickly! Soul_Warrior, this was a popular idea! I've decided to use character I've written for another RP, because it works in this case as well.<BR><BR><b>Name:</b> Reomas<BR><b>Race:</b> Human<BR><b>Gender:</b> Female<BR><b>Age:</b> 27<BR><b>Place of Residence:</b> Edoras<BR><b>Occupation:</b> servant in the house of Eorl<BR><b>Appearance:</b> Reomas is of medium height and slender build, with black hair and eyes and very pale skin, giving her a slightly dark appearance. She generally wears a white servant's dress due to her work, but when not working she prefers a man's shirt and pants to give her more freedom of movement.<BR><b>Weapons:</b> Reomas carries only a small dagger with a jeweled handle, passed down to her from her father. She keeps it hidden within her dress at all times. <BR><b>Personality:</b> She is very personable, quick to laugh and make jokes. She often strikes up conversations with those she doesn't know, and is eager to talk to others about anything they wish too. However, she is wise for her age and knows when to stop being humorous and start being serious. Because of this, she has a natural leading ability, but often isn't recognized for this because of her female status.<BR><b>Bio:</b> Reomas was born a peasant in the city of Edoras, but, by a stroke of luck, was able to secure a position as a servant girl in the house of Eorl when she was twelve years old. She has grown up there ever since, waiting on the royal family of Rohan. Reomas often works while the king and his advisers have secret meetings, as they think she is safe to trust with their information, being a female. She therefore knows much about the politics of Rohan and the rest of Middle Earth, but is careful not to disclose her knowledge to others. Because of her amiable personality, most people are quick to trust her with private information, but she never gossips or tells secrets.<BR><BR>So, when we start this RP, will the mercenary soldiers already be established and banded together, or will we start with the soldiers being recruited by the king (oh, and which king is it who started recruiting?)?<BR>
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Postby Aranel_Sarlonde » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:21 pm

Whoo hoo! Glad I got in here last night before you closed it. ^_^<BR><BR>I'll post my bio later today. ^_^
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Postby soul_warrior » Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:23 pm

I'm thinking that we will be gathering in the city of Minas Tirith under Aragorn.......lol ehm........Lord Aragorn lol and will be just meeting there.<BR>i should be starting the ic tomorrow after i see everybody else's character bio's<BR>
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Postby Aranel_Sarlonde » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:35 pm

Name: Kali full name=Apikalia <BR>Race: Man (Gondorian)<BR>Gender: female<BR>Age: 24<BR>Eyes: dark green<BR>Hair: dark brunette<BR>Height: 5'7"<BR>Clothing: Wears a very plain brown tunic over black leggings with short boots that go halfway up her calf. Rather pretty but really does nothing to excentuate it.<BR>Personality: Very sweet but very distrusting. Extrmemly withdrawn unless either angered or her trust is won.<BR>Other: She's been an orphan all her life, she lost the only family she'd ever known in both the battle at Helm's deep and the Battle of Pelennor fields. Learned how to fight by watching the soldiers spar during times of peace. She does odd jobs around Minas Tirith whenver they're needed. Her jobs have included: Blacksmith, a scribe, maid, nanny, nurse during the wars, and caring for the royal armory (which is her task now).<BR><BR><BR>There we go, my bio is up. ^_^ See ya'll tomorrow!
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Postby Arwen902 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:33 am

<BR>Sorry this is so long, I didn't know it would be until I'd written it.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Brynne is based on another character of mine but I still might change some of this.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>Name: Brynne<BR><BR>Race: Elf<BR><BR>Gender: Female<BR><BR>Age: four hundred (ish)<BR><BR>Height: 5'11"<BR><BR>Occupation: Mercenary<BR><BR>Appearance: Tall and slender, though not exceptionally tall like most elves, Brynne can normally pass for a human. There are so few elves in Middle Earth now that most people only realise she is an elf after staring at her for a fairly long time. She has long dark brown hair, which is unusual as most of her family had blonde hair, and dark blue eyes that sometimes show the anger, grief and thirst for revenge that she never speaks of to anyone. She often has a haunted or melancholy look about her when she begins to think about her family but otherwise seems quiet and thoughtful but relaxed and calm. Brynne still wears the silver ring that her husband gave her in respect for his memory.<BR><BR>Weapons: Out of practise she has grown quite capable with her sword though she was never taught to use it and relies on speed rather than skill to win a fight. She carries a long hunting knife for practicality but rarely has to use it in a fight and intensly dislikes the bow and arrows that she was taught to use but always disliked and only carries out of habit.<BR><BR>Personality: Quiet and secretive but often incredibly stubborn, Brynne is confident and reserved and normally prefers to listen rather than talk. Can be sarcastic, insolent and sharp tongued when in a really bad mood but is normally calm and quite cheerful. Although she is usually quite friendly she is very wary and occasionally quite cynical, does not trust people easily but once she does trust them she'll do almost anything for them. She was a happy, caring child and grew up to be a kind, compassionate woman but when her brother, husband and son died in some way that part of her died too. She will never speak of the anger, grief and thirst for revenge locked beneath the casual expression and if asked, will only become defensive.<BR><BR>Bio: Brynne's parents were both from Lothlorien but Brynne and her brother were both born in Rivendell. She had a happy, uneventful childhood and, when she was three hundred she met her husband, Rhiyon. They were married and remained in Rivendell even after her parents and brother went to Lothlorien. They had a son called Darrik and were happy until Lord Elrond sent a small army of elves to Helms Deep. Both Brynne's husband and son left to be a part of this company and word soon reached her that her brother had also gone. <BR><BR>None of them ever came back. Brynne was distraught and never really recovered from losing those she loved so suddenly, she refused to leave the shores of Middle Earth with her parents, feeling it would be disrespectful to the memories of her dead family and went instead to Gondor. She wanted revenge against the creatures who had taken those she loved away from her and became a mercenary, hoping for an opportunity to get this revenge.<BR>
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Postby soul_warrior » Wed Feb 11, 2004 2:45 pm

ok i'm just waiting on Heroic and Brago...............I might post the ic later tonight anyway...cheers<BR>
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Postby Bragolancaion » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:33 pm

Name: Bair (Last name unknown as well as his parents)<BR>Age: 26<BR>Race: Men (doesn’t know where he is from but he was raised in the city of Minis Tirith, trained to be a mercenary)<BR>Gender: Male<BR><BR>Description: Shorter than most his age Bair has a low sense of gravity allowing him to be quick and agile with his knives without tripping or falling very often. His dark, brown hair is cut short so as not to get in the way when he is fighting. His blue eyes always seem to be pondering something he can’t understand or grasp the meaning of; perhaps it’s why he’s living. His muscles are big and not many can match him in strength. <BR><BR>Weapons&Clothing: Bair carries eight silver knives about his person. He always has a staff with him as well and is fairly good at fighting with it but it’s not his weapon of choice. Two knives are on his back, one in each arm up the sleeve and inside each boot, as well as two at his belt. No one that he knows can match him in his skill with his knives but if you put a sword or bow in his hand he could be beat by a small child. He wears black leather boots that travel to his knees and everything else he wears is brown. The only thing worth of value, besides his knives, is his silver chain hanging from his neck. It was found on him when he was an infant but no one knows what it is for. Possibly just something his mother left with him so if she ever met him she would know who he is.<BR><BR>Background: Found by a group of thieves and mercenaries he was brought up in Minis Tirith trained to be one of the group all of his life. He now does jobs for his guild and has a high rank among them and is well respected by all, even his mentor, the only man with a higher position than himself. Now he finds himself ready to embark on the mission to the outpost outside of Mordor with a promise of three bags full of gold and one of silver. What Mercenary would pass that offer up?<BR><BR>Personality: He trusts no one except for his mentor. Very quick to anger and has no problem killing anyone, good or evil. <BR><BR>Sorry I havn't posted my bio sooner. When does the journey begin???<BR><BR>God Bless
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Postby soul_warrior » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:51 pm

ok Heroic's posted in a diffrent thread that he's going to be MIA for seven days so i'll get the ic going and he'll either have to play catch up or ...........have an unfortunate accident with honey and orcs lol<BR><BR>oh yeah and brago i love your character already lol<BR>..............and one other thing i was going to give my character an accent but i suppose it would make it kinda hard to read what he's saying.......so what do you guys think?<BR><BR>"dis be no way ta treat payin castomers" something like that
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Postby Aranel_Sarlonde » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:34 pm

I think the accent is great! Definitly adds something now doesn't it?? ^_^ <BR><BR>
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Postby soul_warrior » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:32 pm

ok the ic's up. let's get this show rollin lol<BR><BR><BR>oh yeah and i realize that the armor that Ez's getting is a little odd so just think......GLADIATOR and those guys in the first arena......that should put you on the right track lol
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Postby PatriotBlade » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:39 am

OOPS! Never mind. Sorry.<BR>May I join? <BR><BR>NAME:<BR>Nevallien of the Wilds- "Nev".<BR>AGE:<BR>She lost track.<BR>RACE:<BR>Half elven.<BR>SKILLS:<BR>She has the gift of healing touch and is skilled with weapons. She also uses natural healing.She speaks the common tongue, elvish and the secret language of the Rangers.<BR>MARITAL STATUS:<BR>Widowed.<BR>HISTORY:<BR>Grew up with her adoptive father/hermit in a small cottage in the Wilds. After leaving and marrying her beloved, an elven knight, she returns to her childhood home after her beloved, Hassan died in battle, while traveling to the Gray Havens, where she stayed, only rarely journying away to asist in a good cause.
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Postby elfshadow » Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:19 am

PatriotBlade, I'm pretty sure this RP thread has been closed to newcomers...but as I'm not the creator of the thread, I don't make the final decisions. It's up to Soul_Warrior to do that <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>.
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Postby soul_warrior » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:29 pm

sorry patriot blade the threads closed to newcomers..........maybe next time.<BR>
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Postby soul_warrior » Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:26 pm

hey come on Brago and Elf shadow you guys are going to get left behind from the start.
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Postby Aranel_Sarlonde » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:36 pm

Hey, I just posted.....kinda brings everyone together now dun it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Soul Warrior</b>: Hope I did okay imitating the accent....
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Postby soul_warrior » Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:32 am

a magnificent job lol..........it's actually kinda hard for me to try to do the accent because i am so used to "proper" grammar. lol. anywho i'll get us moving out of Minas Tirith now.
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Postby Bragolancaion » Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:51 pm

Seeing as my character has Narsil now and he's not very good with a blade could someones character train Bair in sword play? The only weapons he is good with is his knives and no one can match him.<BR><BR>God Bless
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