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Old Oct 31st, 2023, 09:24 AM
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Thanks for the cool apps Tyeal and Cheshire! Okay, so I have also been approached by a former player about rejoining the campaign, so given I now have anough interest to make my decision I am setting off the deadline timer.

A week from now I will make my final decision. If no further interest is posted by Monday, then on Monday next week. If there is interest posted but incomplete, then Tuesday.
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Old Oct 31st, 2023, 03:59 PM
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@jbear, how would you feel about a goblin beastmaster ranger application fitting in this setting?
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Old Oct 31st, 2023, 05:09 PM
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It would depend on how you sell the backstory - but that is true for any character.

I have no reservations about goblins if that is your concern. What I am looking for is a story that can swiftly and seamlessly integrate with the group.
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Old Oct 31st, 2023, 05:28 PM
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UPDATE[...]

Azathool's application would have set off the 'when I get one application I am happy with I will set a week deadline' clause. But that will now be extended to 'when I get 2 applications I am happy with.'

Great app Azathool. Amazing effort - I will pm you about a question I have when I get a moment.
Many thanks, story hook changed as requested (in my notes), all gtg, here's hoping I get selected in a week for one of the coveted spots!
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Old Oct 31st, 2023, 07:46 PM
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It would depend on how you sell the backstory - but that is true for any character.

I have no reservations about goblins if that is your concern. What I am looking for is a story that can swiftly and seamlessly integrate with the group.
Yes, this was my concern, i'll post in the morning for consideration.
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Name: Yigs

Race: Goblin

Class: Ranger (Beastmaster)

Background: Outlander

Description: Small and scrawny, even by goblin standards, standing three and a half feet tall and weighing about sixty pounds soaking wet. Yigs has mottled green skin but tending towards the darker hues, dark hair which she wears at shoulder length, hidden much of the time under a hood, and large protruding ears. She does have rather striking red eyes and often a slightly thoughtful furrow to her brow. Dressed in leather armour and carrying a scimitar and shield, she cuts a figure with an obvious air of aggression, although this is not her nature, not helped by her assumptions made by those she meets. She is accompanied by her fey companion Rymus in either his land or flight form.

Personality: Yigs has an animalistic quality to her personality making her come across as jumpy, suspicious sort in large groups or any more formal company. She visibly relaxes in small familiar groups and when in nature rather than urban settings. Tending to keep quiet and become watchful when she feels threatened, she has a hesitant curiously for other people and cultures. Yigs finds the natural world relaxing, despite its many dangers.

Backstory: Yigs was both blessed and cursed by Maglubiyet in equal measures with a sharp mind. Not a significant intellect, but an awareness which belies both her tender years and clan upbringing. She was wise enough to realise this would be seen as a threat to her seniors and particularly Queen Ra-bona-sha, and had successfully kept this under wraps, allowing only the use of it required to give her a modest clan standing as a scout and forager for the last 5 years.

Queen Ra-bona-sha had ruled the clan for near fifty years, an exceptionally long time for a Goblin. She claimed this was by the gods own blessing, but Yigs had long suspected some other methods were at play. She was often shielded by retainers, and it did not pay to question the queen.

She had begun to suspect her queen had cottoned on to her over the last few cycles as her assignments had become markedly more dangerous and foolhardier in nature. The most recent, to steal a small gold artefact which had been seen close to an alligator nest. Yigs had been the only survivor of the group sent, primarily due to her hesitancy to charge straight at the nest but also as a result of her capitalising on the wild distraction the rest of her team created to acquire the artefact.

Queen Ra-bona-sha had been outwardly grateful, but Yigs felt the stare behind that smile and her sense of self-preservation overwhelmed her clan loyalty as she packed her belongings that evening. Before she was able to do anything further, she was called back to the fungal throne. On entering the grove, she noticed all were quiet and when the queen emerged, she was wrought with discomfort, her flesh pale and haggard. Unbeknownst to the tribe, the death curse had come to them.

Yigs stood accused of poisoning the queen with the cursed gold trinket she had been sent to fetch. Two of her retainers had died and in a paranoid frenzy, the young ranger was blamed. The queen decreed Yigs would return to the crocodile nest and sacrifice herself to lift the curse. The plan was widely applauded but Yigs disagreed vehemently and under the guise of reluctant compliance, she fled from the group sent to ensure it was carried out.

Initially scared and alone, Yigs quickly adapted to an independent existence, finding it much more to her liking than clan life. After a couple of encounters with her clan, she decided she must travel further afield. As she travelled further and outwith the clan territory, she began to hear tales of the death curse and its wide-ranging impact. A plan entered her mind, if she could track down the cause, she could use the information to make peace with her clan or at least stop them pursuing her. A persistent thought remained that the truth may not be enough but what else could she do.






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Arterius Vandalay
Race: Half-elf
Class: Paladin (Vengeance)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Background: Faction Agent (Harpers)


Appearance: Arterius is a handsome man of average build. His mixed heritage shows plainly in his strong jaw and pointed ears. He has a very recent and deep scar running along the left side of his face. Arterius wears the armor of a knight and carries himself accordingly.

Personality: Arterius is a serious man with a mission, he rarely smiles these days. The knight upholds a code of honor protecting those weaker than him and helping anyone in need. He has a tendency to be judgmental toward others and himself.

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Old Nov 5th, 2023, 11:23 AM
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Name: Ilen

Race: feat: Shadow touchedHuman (Variant)

Gender: Male

Background: Acolyte

Class: Rogue (Assassin) 3 / Cleric (Twilight) 2

Deity: Selūne (formerly Shar)

Alignment: Neutral (formerly Neutral Evil)



Trait 1: I am a stranger to the pleasures of the world and reluctant to allow myself to experience them.

Trait 2: Nightmares plague my sleep. It is Shar’s way of reminding me that even though I have left her, she has not left me.

Ideal: Redemption - Selūne teaches us that there is light even in the darkest night. I need to believe that she is right.

Bond: Serestina Ulbrinter, Senior Priestess of Selūne - In extinguishing her life I was lost to darkness. In passing her light to me she granted me a new life.

Flaw: Guilt - As one of Shar’s blades I felt neither hesitation nor remorse. Now my hand is weighed down by conscience.

 


 



I am very intrigued by the game itself and especially by the way you are running it jbear. Please forgive the length of the application, but I wanted to present the character’s backstory and hook as two different scenes so that you would be better aware of the contrast between the character’s past and present outlook on life.

I wasn't sure whether you required a character sheet in order for the application to be considered, but this shouldn't be a problem, since I know what the character should look like.

Any and all feedback is more than welcome if you have the time to give it.

Thank you for considering the application.
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Old Nov 6th, 2023, 07:31 AM
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Hey everyone,

thanks for the very cool apps that have come in.

Just a quick update. I see that JohnStone has begun an app but it doesn't look complete. So as I mentioned earlier, I will make my final decision on Tuesday (tomorrow) instead of today.
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Old Nov 6th, 2023, 09:35 AM
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There are some great apps here. Good luck all. And good luck jbear having to pick from the lot.
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Old Nov 7th, 2023, 08:09 AM
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Thank you to everyone who made an application. There were a lot of great options.

I have decided to welcome to the campaign:

Azathool's 'Leatherface'

and

Elanir's 'Ilen'

I am also welcoming back Bhelogan's 'Svaly.' That brings the cast to 7 which is perhaps 1 too many already so unfortunately I can't include anyone else.

Please head over to the campaign and add your characters to the Character Thread. I will be in contact with you via PM regarding the timining/scene of the incorporation of your characters.

Thank you again to the others who took the time to apply.
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Old Nov 7th, 2023, 08:27 AM
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Congrats to the winners! Put me on a waiting list just in case you need anyone. I am interested.
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