Character Application Thread
Te'Saya is a very new world. The meaning of the word, Te'Saya means, "Of Saya." Saya, the creator goddess is the only deity of the land. The history of Te'Saya, if you can call it that, is only about 150 years old. It is currently broken up into five different "segments" of history: The Beginning; The Empowerment and Its Curse; The Great War and Redemption; Te'Saya's Rebound; and the Present.
One of the major things that is going on in "The Present" is the Human Conflict. It is a strife between the two major human leaders of our time, Natalie Neri and Brolan Manser. This is currently a human only conflict, but who knows what will happen as the small war develops into a larger war?
The current campaign is focused on developing the world through active role playing of players who will assist me in telling a story for future campaigns. Things that happen in this campaign will influence the story of the second campaign, which will come in the future and farther down the time line of Te'Sayan History.
Descriptions of Current Games
1. Rise of Heroes and Heroines
This is mostly a party based game, it is a character development game. The intention of this game is as the title suggests. Te'Saya is a new world, it needs new Heroes and Heroines. Through exploration and character development, these creatures of Saya will one day become known figures in the land, perhaps even join Saya herself in the realm of deity.
You would want to sign up for this game if you like party based action, and would like to be well-known in the lore of Te'Saya in the time to come!
2. Gang of Misfits
As the title suggests, you begin as a misfit of society. You are rejected by the social norms, but that does not mean you have any less ambition to become someone great. Through cunning and stealth, you will achieve something that you've always wanted, fame, or infamy. Wealther, power, and influence, though perhaps not in the public eyes, will be yours!
You would want to sign up for this game if you like roguish things. I am developing a Guild of Rogues through this game, perhaps two.
3. Human Conflict
This is a very unique game that includes a little bit my creative design. The element of mass combat and strategical movement of mass combat is in play here. An example of this can be found here in the interaction between Josiwe and myself. The combat maps are designed in a way that will suit the mass combat system that I have designed and Josiwe has helped in testing.
What is not tested and I have a skeleton design is a "city development" system. It is a micromanage city development system that you will undertake. If you are interested in this, talk to my privately.
But story wise, the game is focused on the ongoing war between Brolan and Natalie. Your actions will influence the outcome of this war.
THIS IS A SOLO GAME!
How Do I Join?
1. Read House Rules
2. Read Character Application Rules and Format
Background: (Give me something here that I can hook you into the world, please)
Most possible Post Time: (Please identify timezone)
Races: Humans; Elves; Tantoran (Arctic) Elves; Dwarves; Tantoran (Arctic) Dwarves; Halflings; Tantoran (Arctic) Halflings; Half Elves; Tantoran (Arctic) Half Elves; Desert Half Elves; Gnomes; Tantoran (Arctic) Gnomes; Desert Gnomes; Mi'Tantorans (Neanderthals)
Classes: PHBI and PHBII only.
Gold and Equipment: To be determined individually.
Ability: 32 Point Buy
3. Post Your Application Here, PM me when you're done and you're set!
This is a rolling application, so when I have the time to insert you into a plot line, I will.
Starting Level is 1, this will change very quickly. But the reason it's one is because it will make leveling your character easier.
Last edited by The Yellow Bin; 04-24-2010 at 11:20 PM.
Name: Tania Roskin (was Rose-kin, but she gave that up)__________________
Half-Elf, living in Tantora but not Tantoran (merely surviving)
Ranger? (If I can assume she earned at least a few levels before any of this starts, otherwise she wouldn't step up and do what needs doing, thinking she's not experienced enough.) Ranged and melee combat, mounted and not.
good or neutral, probably not lawful. I need to know more about what the setting is like.
Possibly one of the few half-elves born after the Great War started, Tania's mother was a desert amazon who had known Natalie before she met Ranlian. After a tribal battle, Xandira was injured and became delirious, losing her way and getting lost on the edges of the forest. She was luckily found by an elf with some knowledge of healing, and despite the racial divide, he felt he could not deny healing to anyone. He erected his tent and stayed with the healing human until she was well enough to leave on her own. She was attracted to him, having earned her favour when she woke from delirium to find him taking care of her, and thanked him with a night of passion. From their single night, Tania was born. She doesn't even know the name of her father. She was not well-treated among the humans, being different, and as soon as she was old enough to carry a load for most of a day, she gathered belongings and supplies and left. She headed for the woods, but was rejected there as well. A kindly elf told her that half-elves lived in Tantora, so again Tania packed up and headed out. She found a place in a half-elven settlement, hunting and tracking to earn enough money for her own apartment, then taking up a sword to defend the place.
She learned early on that she needed to fend for herself, and this shows now as a certain reserve when in the company of those she doesn't know (or doesn't trust). She is extremely self-sufficient, and very determined to do well at whatever she sets her mind to, to prove herself to human, half-elf, and elf alike. Until she truly knows someone, she won't use two words when one would do, and reveals very little about herself.
Tania feels very strongly about doing something so that the humans and the elves would notice her. She doesn't care so much about their acceptance these days, but she trains herself hard, pushing towards a day when she finds something worth doing.
I am in Eastern time, GMT -4 during daylight savings, GMT -5 standard. I am addicted to this site, so I will likely be able to post multiple times a day,
Name: Soyoku Chath__________________
Background: HAving grown up with just her father on the front lines of battle between the races Soyoku came to be accustomed with the ways of a fighter. Thus, being stronger and faster then an average woman Soyoku became a feared warrior. Though friendly and a very upbeat woman she intimidates most men and frightens a lot of average women.
When she came of age the woman found herself also, on the front lines fighting for whom ever paid her to fight. Though she was laughed at and ridiculed for trying to fight along side men, Soyoku was more then happy to show them up and not just on the field but, in the tavern and in other places as well.
Her mother had died while she was young so she had grown up with jsut her father and had taken after him except for the constant change in her mood that was inherited from her mother. Friendly and happy at most times but, is very easily angered and can go in to bursts of tears at the worst of times.
Personality: She is much like a person with Bipolar issues. Her personality is never the same at every minute of the day.
Ambition: Wants to one day surpass her father's rank and fame and become the best woman fighter. To show the world that even women can fight with the same furiousity that a man has.
Most possible Post Time: Canada...Pacific I think
*Either Rise of Heros and Heroines or Human Conflict which ever one you need people in*
Druid (PHB 2 shapeshift alternate) (starting level?)
Background : Born into the Druidic half of the Saya's Children, Bazil showed much promise. Following his mother's teachings of care and understanding, Whilst his father showed him the world of animals and spells. After his induction into adulthood. Bazil became enthralled by the ideas of becoming the animals, his father's arts of wildshapes. Though he also became over interested in the ties between Druids as well as the Adopted Children of Saya, The Rangers, to their animal companions. This couriosity got the best of him. As he also fell for a young woman, while she studied the same, though as forbidden, She was a Ranger her self. Not of pureblood as the laws commanded.
Just after his day of rites, and celebrations of his comming of age to join the coven. He proclaimed his love for the young woman. Outraged by the backlash from his coven and family. Bazil sunk into a frenzy.Forgetting the power of his words, called upon the body of a wolf to show his worth and claim the woman no matter the cost. Tragicly, the spell worked but all too well. He is now bound to his Canine body.Causing him to lose his love, and his sanity. After a few seasons of wander and surviving, struck out to search for his cure, a spell or reason to be human again.
Personality : one of the true Feral minds. Working more like the animal he's become then the Human inside. Quick to action, thinks on his feet and relies on instinct.
Ambition : to find his way back to humanity, find a reason or cure to push him back into being a human rather then his animalistic self.
EDIT: 10 am to about 2 am EST
EDIT 2: I'm up for where ever and WHAT ever you need another char in, just like Shadow. Just let me know and I'll start watching so I know when to leap.
EDIT 3: background improvement..
I still need to now what level we are at Bin
Last edited by Tarek; 04-23-2010 at 05:36 PM.
I am making a magic user on Te'Saya!__________________
Name: Allie Duresker
Race: Desert Half-Elf
Class: Dragon Shaman (Copper)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Background: Native to the Saya Desert, Allie grew up just outside of Grunsk, surrounded by the a small clan of superstitious humans that constantly would try to get her to renounce the elven portion of her heritage. Her memories of childhood are somewhat vague and fuzzy, much of it spent tumbling around in the sand with cousins and her brother, Martek, until her mother dictated that she was too old for such things. As time passed she felt something within him, and one day in her late teens it came out.
Martek and she had traveled into town to buy some raw materials for their father who was a tanner, only to find themselves lost within the city's streets. After running around in circles for awhile, Allie had the thought that not only were they in some sort of illusion, but he needed to duck. Right now. Get on the ground! Allie followed the instinct, dropping to her knees just a a hail of arrows flew overhead and suddenly everything turned to chaos. At the time, he did not know that a group of magically talented bandits had entered the city outskirts with intentions to steal all they could, he just knew the smell of fear, and a scream.
Oh Great Saya, that was Martek's scream, and now nervous chuckling and the clink of coins. What were they doing to him?! She spun from the shadow where she had dropped, green eyes very wide as she took in the gristly necklace of arrows that spanned her dying brother's neck and shoulder, dripping blood down onto the hands of the bandit that was even now divesting Martek of their father's money. And something within him erupted.
"You killed my brother!" The enraged teen roared, feeling the air around her move faster and faster in accordance to her heartbeat as she foolishly rushed the man. There was the whistle of another volley of arrows, an explosion of force from around her and within her, and then all was black.
Something later, Allie was awoken by the rough handling of one of the city's guards, who informed her coldly that she was under arrest for the murder of six individuals: the four "bandits", an innocent shop owner that had been caught in his blast and ripped to ribbons, and her brother. Still horrified, Allie tried to protest and proclaim his innocence, but in the end few believed him and she had to escape.
Se ran from the city, continuing until she was far in the desert, only surviving because of her full water skin and more than a bit of luck. Into the foothills she went, and there discovered the dust-blown entrance to a cave. Relieved to find shelter, Allie entered cautiously only to see what looked like a coiled pile of copper or brass something, covered with dust and presumably sleeping. She took a step in, always too curious for her own good. A huge molten eye opened. She started backing away, but the creature was already awake and uncoiling with sinuous, captivating grace.
A dragon. Allie was certain at that moment that she would be dead the next. Much to her surprise, the dragon simply stood there, less than fifty feet away from her, her powerful head tilted and forked tongue tasting the air.
"Greetings, child. I sense much potential in you." She felt the massive creature's voice more than heard it, and she finally dared to look up. "...How? What do you mean?" she asked, making sure to keep his voice respectful. The dragon simply shuffled her wings, either unsure herself or unwilling to tell, and said instead, "Come. There is much for you to learn, and the beginning of your tutelage will be in this place."
Every minute, every day that passed from that moment until Allie was finally released back into the world almost a year later was filled with the beginning of unbelievable secrets and arcane power.
From this place, the displaced half-elf took her teacher's advice and took up lodging in a nearby town, providing protection to the people who lived there.
Personality: Allie is a very emotional person. She follows her heart and what she believes to be the best thing to do at the time, and doesn't let anyone else tell her what to do. She is not easily cowed or swayed to another side beside the one that she is on, but if she is, she is always loyal to whatever cause she chose to follow. That is a matter of pride to her.
As a result of how she was raised, she is ashamed of her elven heritage and keeps the pointy parts of her ears taped.
Character's Ambitions: Protecting her new town from invasion or devastation by humans, elves or the monsters of the desert. Also, learning more about the powers of dragons and how to channel them through herself is now a cause that she is obsessed with, as a result of being trained by one.
Most possible Post Time: 7 to 11 pm EST, though my availability flickers on and off at other times as well.
I am interested in either Rise of Heroes and Heroines or Human Conflict, whichever one you need more people in.
Last edited by Moonlitdreams; 04-25-2010 at 12:26 PM.
Name: Alaluloar Fairslash
Background: Alaluloar was born and raised in Fel'Sayalhel. His father being a Human male who had fallen in love with an Elf of the Ethelu Forest. As a child of mixed race he was taught about the cultures of both people and so he had a rich and varied childhood. Although his father was human, Alaluloar was drawn towards the life of the elves in Fel'Sayalhel. His features were more elven than human with his skin being fair and his ears being pointed. He was taught by the elders of the settlement that he was a part of Saya's Children and was given a choice of either being a druid or a ranger. Alaluloar accepted the title of Ranger and joined the ranks of the Adopted Children of Saya.
Personality: He is a very independant person and is fiercly proud of his heritage. He won't stand for insults against his family or his fellow Rangers. His trust is not earned easily but when it is then others will find him a staunch ally.
Ambition: Alaluloar is a very protective of his home in Fel'Sayalhel and strives to protect it at all costs. He is active in his continuing pursuit of this goal.
Post Time: I am in Eastern Standard Time, GMT +9.30 and I can post several times a day.
Name: Elena Vasilieva__________________
Description and character concept: Elena has bright brown long hair and always wear it in two long tails. She has light gray lucid eyes and slim, athletic body with fair "female attributes". She has gentle and alluring movement and body language. Elena is aware how much can she get with only her looks. She love wine, sea, ships, music, art, males and flirting. She is used to get anything she wants and love to have her "Saviour" in any situation. She feel safer then. She's not greedy and she love dangerous situations. She doesn't run from problems and love being around people. Elena can be bossy sometimes and expect people to listen to her. She doesn't usually fight directly one on one, she moves all around her opponent at try to beat him with her dexterous skills.
Role (aboard the ship): boatswain
Background: Borned in a poor family, in a city with a big harbor. Lived both with mother and father. Her mother worked at some noble's family house as a maid and her father worked on the dock, as a labor force. They never had money but Elena wasn't forced to do anything anytime. She just played on the streets with her friends. Her favorite game was pirates and ships. As she was growing, her beauty started to glow. At the age of 15, she accidentally met a man, captain of the splendid pirate ship. He was an older man, around 30, but still very charming and young looking. He didn't resist her beauty and offered her parents a lot of money for her in exchange. With all that money, Elena's parents would live like kings for the rest of their life. They accepted his offer and Elena was set to go sale with grand captain. She was disappointed with her parents move but at least she will discover the world with this magnificent man. They had a deep relationship and he showed her all secrets of pirate life. He also personally trained her. He never let anybody to bother her. After 5 years with him, she concluded that there is no reason to stay with him on this ship. He became even older and She learned everything she needed to go explore the world without him. She didn't feel the love for him anymore. Elena escaped the ship and decided to constantly run from him if he follows or ever see her again