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Old Nov 10th, 2023, 09:36 PM
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Great! I'll get you checked in.

I appreciate the effort you put into formatting and tucking things neatly behind spoilers.
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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 12:45 AM
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Yoshimi, I think that's the best Half-orc app I've ever seen in all the years I've been on this site.
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Character Name: Faust

Class: Planning to go ArmorerArtificer
Species: Tiefling
Affliction: Harrowed

Background: CustomBlack Market Artisan
Alignment: Leaning Neutral Good, but with severe trust issues to overcomeTrue Neutral

Personality Traits:
  • Trait 1: No one can fake a smile, a handshake, or an interested nod like I can.
  • Trait 2: I never raise my voice or lose my temper.
  • Ideal: I kill monsters to make the world a safer place, and to exorcise my own demons.
  • Bond: I will never leave myself vulnerable again. My fate and future are in my own hands.
  • Flaw: I have trouble trusting anyone but myself.

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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 10:58 AM
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Hi Touketsu!

I have you added to the list, but let me know if you consider your application "complete" and I'll get you checked off.

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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 11:23 AM
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I have you added to the list, but let me know if you consider your application "complete" and I'll get you checked off.
Thanks! I just added the last bit of info regarding traits. Pending any feedback you may have, I believe it's complete!
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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 11:33 AM
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@Touketsu, Alright, I'll get you checked off and follow up later about feedback!

@BlackDragon0, There is an important detail missing from your application. Once you've reread the application and found it, I'll get you checked off.
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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 11:49 AM
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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 11:52 AM
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@Yoshimi, indeed! I'll get you checked off!
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@Togot, Cha-Ching! I'll update your status.
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I simply must apply, this is one of, if not the, most compelling advertisements I’ve ever seen, my games have calmed down enough to make this viable and I would just simply regret it if I didn’t put my name down for this wonderful looking game . Hope this application is acceptable, if there’s anything there you don’t like or want altered then by all means let me know. And I should absolutely put this ☄️here too.

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Character Name: Cain
Class: Ranger
Species: Human
Affliction: Harrowed

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And why fight it at all? Is it that you derive pleasure from this nothingness of an existence, trapped as you are in this body that, over time, will become nothing more than a decaying temple of flesh and bone? Is it that you seek a door into a world that you could never hope to understand and are truly not worthy of?

Cain’s appearance is manufactured. It is manufactured into what he wants it to appear to be. Loose brown hair, falling shoulder length, whips in the wind as he stand there, the very picture of the honourable, brave warrior dressed in gleaming armour. He wishes to be perceived as such, because it suits him to do so. This is who he appears to be, who he wants to be seen as.

Courageous. Just. Strong in arm. Fearless in battle.

Yet this is not the truth behind this complex and conflicted character. Cain is a survivor, and he is adept at using anyone and anything that he can to prolong his miserable existence. And if that involves masquerading as someone he is truly not, then he is not beyond doing so. The true irony of this indisputable fact is that by doing so, Cain unwittingly traps himself inside his own self-perpetuating cycle of a life he truly has no love for, but perpetuates because in doing so he shouts his own defiance at a world and gods that in his eyes have abandoned him so. It is this lack of self-awareness that ultimately dooms him to his own lonely, empty life.

At a surface level, Cain is both manipulative and devious, putting himself first and foremost in all situations. To a certain extent, Cain sees other people as puppets and playthings -- objects to be manipulated for his own amusement and entertainment. As long as he gets what he wants out of a situation then Cain is perfectly content.

Yet there are also levels of depth and nuance to this near indecipherable individual that persist beneath the twisted bitterness that has defined his existence. There are those precious few who have taken the time to truly get to know Cain who can attest to the fact that hidden underneath, this strangely tormented individual is more complex than they could possibly even begin to imagine, and this is a trait that manifests itself in the strangest and most random of ways. An act of genuine kindness to a lost child, helping them to find their way home. The sparing of coin to a starving beggar to allow them to eat -- only Cain truly knows what drives Cain, and to most others he is a puzzle wrapped up in the finest cloth.

It is entirely feasible that Cain joined the caravan escort out of fear that his immunity to the Monstrum Virus was beginning to wane, it is certainly not beyond this selfish man to look to preserve his own worthless (in his eyes at least) self to survive yet another day.

However, there is that small kernel of light inside Cain that persists regardless, and perhaps it is that small piece of him that still exists that genuinely seeks a cure for the betterment of all. And in doing so, perhaps he will in turn be granted a release from this world knowing that he did something good, just once in his selfish life.


BackstoryCain lifted a finger up to touch his lips as he turned his look to the woman asking him about his past. Fixing her dark eyes with his own, the corners of his mouth turned up in a slight, almost ghost-like smile. As precious seconds slipped like grains of sand in a hourglass in this dying world, the young man started to wonder if things would ever go back to the way they used to be.

Finally, with a small sigh he bowed his head slightly, looking to the ground as he opened his lips, and the slightest of whispers broke the silence, "My, but aren't you the curious one. You wish to know the me that existed before this world began to die. You know what they say? That it was curiosity that killed the cat in the end."

His voice trailed off in a small chuckle as he continued, "I was born here into this world in a life of riches and luxury."

Looking around him, Cain gestures to his meagre surroundings. It hadn't always been like this, scraping around for survival with ambitions nothing more than to live and breathe one more day.

"Ironically, I remember as a young boy thinking that there was more to this life than this.....incessant nothingness. Being born into wealth is not as easy as you might think it to be. Each and every day being given everything that you ever wanted, never having to fight or earn anything. The strangest thing was....."

Standing, Cain walked over to the door. A trembling hand reached out to touch rotted timber, and his eyes took on a faraway look. They were tinged with a deep sadness that despite his best efforts, he could never truly vocalise.

"......I remember from a early age I'd wished for something more. Adventure. Excitement. All things that I lacked aside from manipulating and turning the poor bastard sycophants who came seeking my favour against each other."

Sighing softly, Cain turned back to regard her, "Strange as it is to admit that, in some ways, as much as I wasn't ready.....I wanted this life we now lead. I asked myself why. Why did I out of all survive, when everyone around me started to die, or worse still, twist and turn. Why me?”

He laughed. A sound tinged with bitterness.

“The truth is, I’m not so sure I was allowed to retain my humanity. I’m not sure it was there to begin with.”

Cain shook his head.

“But I digress. There were many who wanted me to be their friend. There were many whom I took as lover. But even so, there were none who wanted to be with me for me. All they were interested in was the riches associated with my name and my family. Strange to say, but even as much as I was never alone, I was at the same time the loneliest person in the world. Sad to admit isn't it?"

Cain sat on the wooden floor. He crossed his legs, leaning down and propping his head up in his hands. His eyes went misty, almost as if he was remembering a time far removed. "I travelled, for a time. I'd actually only just came back home when the world went to hell....."

His eyes glistened with moisture, held there for a second removed from eternity before he brought his hand up, wiping away the tears.

“And then one day I woke. I woke to screams and blood.”

Closing his eyes, Cain pictured the scene almost as if it were one unfolding in front of him right now. Standing, Cain walked over to the girl. He drew her in, holding her close, almost as if she was his only link.....his anchor to reality, to stop the horror of the world around them destroying him.

"The screams stopped. When I went out, I found them all......I've -- I've never seen anything like it. They were all.....twisted.....contorted." Holding onto her, he tightened his grasp around her. "There was blood everywhere. They, they had been tearing at themselves."

As the images flashed in front of his eyes, Cain's voice broke, and he could not bring himself to say what he had seen with his own eyes. They had torn great furrows into their own flesh. Torn their own eyes out in unspeakable agony.

“I travelled once more, but for different reasons. I go from place to place, never stopping longer than I need to, hiring myself out where I need to. Doing what I need to to survive. It is my way. It is the only way.”

Trembling as he relived memories that were so so painful, Cain let go of the girl, severing that link to humanity. It was only then that he realised that she too, was already dead.

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Hi, Arkanis!

I'm glad you were able to find space in your schedule to submit an application. I'll get you checked in.
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