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Old Sep 27th, 2022, 12:15 PM
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Application Done i think
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Old Sep 27th, 2022, 02:32 PM
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Application Done i think
Yeah, I can see. Nicely detailed character. I read it from head to toe and wasn't bored with it. Congrats.

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How is Galdryion coming? Can we help in some way?
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Old Sep 27th, 2022, 09:12 PM
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I’m going to keep fleshing him out.

I could use a reason/ excuse for Thranduil to let my character roam freely. Seems my mind keeps getting stuck in high dedication/ servitude to the king. Would the king allow elves to roam freely?
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Old Sep 27th, 2022, 09:46 PM
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Name: Belecthor III, Son of Baranor
Culture: Man of Minus Tirith
Class: Warrior (Weaponmaster)
Virtue: Piercing Sight
Background: Fallen Scion

Distinctive Quality:
-Determined

Speciality:
-Dark Secrets

Hope:
-I have learned that true nobility is not a birthright.

Despair:
-My former title was naught but a fanciful dream concocted by some evil that seeped into my father's mind.

Description: Belecthor is a little on the short side, halfway between five and six feet tall but his build is muscular and compact. His dark hair flows down just past his shoulder and hides his right eye from view. While some may misinterpret his chosen hair style as some youthful desire to appear mysterious, it's actually because he has had too many comments about his piercing gaze that seems to dig deep into a person at times. He wears the light traveling garb of a Gondorian captain with ring mail beneath, afforded him by his bloodline. A belt buckle brandishing the sigil of the White Tree wraps his waist and holds a finely crafted longsword he calls Neldeanar (Third Flame) on his left hip and a hunting horn embellished to look like a war horn of Gondor upon his right hip.

Backstory: Belecthor III is the son of Baranor who is the half-brother of Denethor II. He grew up in Minus Tirith and lived a good life rubbing elbows with quasi-nobility. It was near his teenage years that his father was struck in the head while tending the Steward's Horse and he began to have visions. From that point forward, Belecthor grew up with the prophecy of rulership hanging over his head. These visions from his father telling of a mighty, dark-haired man brandishing a longsword in two-hands beating back the darkness in Gondor's name.

Belecthor chose to practice so hardily with the longsword that he was called a master by some, known among his peers, at the least. As he reached adulthood, he was considered and trained to follow his second cousin, Boromir into battle at Osgiliath as his second but some dark feeling tainting his father's visions caused him to remain behind. It was shortly after that the strength in his bloodline came into question as news of Boromir's death reached Denethor's ears.

Belecthor could only stand by and watch from the stables as Faramir delivered tidings of his losses at Osgiliath to the Steward. Quickly following Faramir's failed charge towards the lost outpost, The Steward's mind began to unravel and the city came under attack. Baranor lost his life when orcs began to flow through the White City, leaving Belecthor with little but his hopeful ascension to the throne and no further guidance. With Denethor's death and the coming of Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, Belecthor's noble blood began to mean less and less. It was more and more often that Belecthor's noble peers saw he wasn't going to be the king he had prepared to be.

Luckily, the more peers that turned away from him or he turned away with his intense gaze, the less he wanted to be a king, convinced that some dark power had given his father false visions to lead his family astray. Eventually, he decided that he didn't want to remain in Minus Tirith at all. It wasn't long thereafter that he found himself in Esgaroth with a band of mercenaries.

Why your character joined the band: Belecthor joined this band in the hopes that he could find that nobility that was prophesied for him and it wouldn't be some scheme fabricated by some dark power.

How the character feels about being a mercenary: Mercenary work is the perfect place for Belecthor to use the skills he honed in his youth and gives him purpose aside from his father's visions.

NPCs connected to your character:
-Podrick: The stablemaster that took over after Baranor was killed in the war. He did his best to guide Belecthor.

-Flickwit: A merchant who allowed Belecthor to travel with him out of Minus Tirith and Belecthor's first source of income outside the city.

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Old Sep 27th, 2022, 10:39 PM
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I misread the application. I will respectfully withdraw., as I didn't realize you were using special material.
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Old Sep 28th, 2022, 04:22 PM
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I could use a reason/ excuse for Thranduil to let my character roam freely. Seems my mind keeps getting stuck in high dedication/ servitude to the king. Would the king allow elves to roam freely?
- He could have done something that Thranduil did not like, and he was either sent away to think (temporary exile), or he might have chosen to do so.
- If the king saw the wanderlust in him boiling, he may decided to let him go, cool down (in the course of a few decades), then return to the fold.
- He can be looking for something to bring back but currently have no idea where to look. Probably won't find anything during the game, because then he'll leave the group and chase what he's after.

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I misread the application. I will respectfully withdraw., as I didn't realize you were using special material.
I'm sad the AiME book is special material, but I understand your choice.

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Old Sep 28th, 2022, 05:40 PM
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I think I'm finished.
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Old Sep 29th, 2022, 04:16 AM
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I think I'm finished.
That's another brilliant character.

I already feel the Middle-Earth vibe with these four before even the first game post.
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Old Oct 1st, 2022, 05:06 PM
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Name: Rue
Culture: Elves of Mirkwood
Class: Treasure Hunter
Virtue: Shadow Bane
Background: Hunted by Shadow

Distinctive Quality: Hardened
Specialty: Dark Secrets
Hope: I give comfort to my allies – it is possible to strike a blow against the Shadow.
Despair: I keep my emotions to myself; it is too dangerous to forge bonds.

Appearance: Short elven woman with sandy blonde hair and a fierce look to her especially when she frowns which is often. Her leathers are muted colors and she often wears a hood. Her green eyes stare out at the world with hurt and anger. Her bow is old wood, handed down to her family over generations and stained with blood. Her short sword has ancient scrollwork and has been passed down through generations as well. When you move close you smell almost nothing at all as if she is quite skilled at erasing her scent. Her voice is an unremarkable alto much like almost anyone else's voice and, when needed she can make her her ears well hidden leading people to think she could be a human.

Personality: Full of hatred for all creatures of shadow Rue is not like most of her people who hold up in their forests fighting their battles. She seeks out treasures of her people that were lost so that she might bring them back to elven hands where they belong and she almost gleefully kills the enemy.

Background: She sat in the tree branch in the middle of a dark night. Her skin mottled with oils and her hair blackened with charcoal she waited patiently. It was rare that she could find an orc, but her smile was wide as she watched the small group of them. She could and would wait for hours. Just as she was hunted by Shadow, so was she hunting them, and this group of Orcs were just more to put in the ground.

As she waited she could remember the flames, recall the village burning and her commander speaking, ”We have to think beyond vengeance, we are to retreat and let them have this place. We can't afford the losses.”

She opened her eyes and frowned at the memory trying to shake it away by shaking her head and gritting her teeth. Moving gently in her spot and then settling back down she whispers to herself, ”Never, take our things, kill our people? No, let each one of the agents of shadow that dies repay the cost of what they have taken from us. Blood for blood and life for life. Until the end of my days I will hunt them down and kill them again and again until all are dead or I am. This I vow . . . ”

How she joined the band: Rue is always looking for groups that might come into contact with those who hunt her and whom she is hunting in return. The Mercenary band is just one more in a long line of compatriots that bring her towards her goal of returning items to her people and killing the agents of shadow.

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Old Oct 1st, 2022, 06:37 PM
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Treasure Hunter, Shadow Bane and giving comfort to others? Very cool combination.

Technically it's Oct 2 in my TZ, but I need to sleep now. During the day I'll start the threads in the game folder, and we can set off on the journey in AiME.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2022, 04:15 AM
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Dylan Scott, Onward, Hal Hammerhand, Ysolde, welcome to the game!

Jrod, it's up to you, if you think Galdryion will be ready in a few days, welcome to the game!

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Old Oct 2nd, 2022, 02:52 PM
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Hey Psychic. I appreciate the nod, but I think I will In fact bow out.
Good luck to everyone. Have fun.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2022, 04:22 PM
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This deadline crept up on me during my busy week. Wish I would have gotten something up or said something beforehand.

I'll be subscribed to this thread should you ever open up applications again.

EDIT: Just going to leave this here in case you ever open up again.

 
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