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Old Jan 10th, 2022, 09:16 PM
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I know we won't actually act it out, but this is the first application thread where the DM will do us the honor of killing our characters off if he doesn't accept them
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Old Jan 10th, 2022, 09:46 PM
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Thanks, though what is it I'm missing?
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Old Jan 10th, 2022, 09:47 PM
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Thanks, Savy!

I've seen this thread grow and grow, and I've been super tempted to apply, then that RP snippet you posted above pulled me in hook, line and sinker - nothing like a compelling and excellently written showcase!

I did have a few questions, about some possible aspects for Fenmaer's circumstances regarding Strixhaven; would it be easier to PM or use secrets here?
Thank you!

Go ahead and fire off a PM. Happy to help.

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I know we won't actually act it out, but this is the first application thread where the DM will do us the honor of killing our characters off if he doesn't accept them
LOL... I have got more than one chuckle out of that thought now. Thanks!
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Thanks, though what is it I'm missing?
Nothing... excellent app. (And quick!)
I've got you marked COMPLETED!
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I believe this application is complete.

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Name: Myelin
Alignment: Neutral Good
Class: Ranger (Horizon Walker Conclave at level 3)
Race: Elf - Shadar Kai
Background: Investigator
Personality Trait: I've lost too many friends, and I'm slow to make new ones.
Personality Trait: I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
Ideal: Ideals aren't worth killing over or going to war for.
Bond: I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Flaw: I'd rather eat my armor than admit when I'm wrong.
Party Role: Ranged Damage, Scout, Mobility, Overland Travel, Criticizing Everything




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1 Elf +2 Dex
1 Elf Medium Size
1 Elf Speed: 30 ft
1 Elf Darkvision 60 ft
1 Elf Fey Ancestry (adv vs charm, immune sleep)
1 Elf Trance (4 hour long rest)
1 Elf Proficient in Perception
1 Elf Speak Common and Elven
1 Shadar Kai +1 Con
1 Shadar Kai Resistance to necrotic damage
1 Shadar Kai Raven Queen's Blessing (Misty Step 1x/long rest)
1 Ranger 13 hp MAX
1 Ranger Light & Medium Armor and Shield proficient
1 Ranger Simple & Martial Weapon proficient
1 Ranger Str and Dex save proficient
1 Ranger Athletics, Stealth, and Survival proficient
1 Ranger Favored Enemy: Undead
1 Ranger Natural Explorer: Favored Terrain is Shadowfell & Darklands (if DM-approved)
1 Investigator Investigation and Insight proficient
1 Investigator Speak Giant and Draconic
1 Investigator Watcher's Eye

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Str 10 Dex 16 Con 16 Int 10 Wis 14 Cha 8

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Old Jan 11th, 2022, 01:05 AM
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@PapaHuck Welcome to RPGXing!! and Thank you for your interest in my game.
And no worries... content trumps formatting any day!!
Well met.

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Savoylen: I believe my application is complete.

Also very excited to see the results of all these amazing applications!
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Hello everybody. New to RPG Crossing, so apologies in advance for all clunky formatting errors.
You can always do what most of the rest of us did. Just copy and paste the sample application, changing the actual content but keeping the formatting.
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Old Jan 11th, 2022, 12:44 PM
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Good point. I think a lot of my troubles might have stemmed from me trying to do it on my phone. . .
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Savoylen: I believe my application is complete.

Also very excited to see the results of all these amazing applications!
Awesome... thanks!! I have marked you Complete
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We're about 4 days out until my first selection.
If you working on an application or starting one, you still have time!

Thank you all that have completed character submissions in! Please feel free to play around, tweak, etc. all the way until selection.

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Okrem Bolden
Tortle - Twilight Cleric | Lawful Good | Priest of Selūne The Moonmaiden
Courtier | 33 Years Old | Height: 6'2" | Weight: 567 lbs.

Personality Trait: I always want to know how things work and what makes people tick. / I like to talk at length about Selūne.
Ideal: Generosity. My talents were given to me so that I could use them to benefit the world. (Good) / Charity. I always try to help those in need, no matter what the personal cost. (Good)
Bond: I owe my life to the priestesses who took me in when my parents disappeared.
Flaw: I judge others harshly, and myself even more severely.


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Okrem is a large, oversized, tall Wood Turtle with light green skin, covered in a mix of dark green, black and brown spots on the top of his head and throughout his body. His stomach and the skin on the inside is an orange colour, as well as the shell that is over his stomach area. His arms and legs have scales on them, as they are the parts that are exposed to the elements all the time. His shell is a thick deep, dark brown, with light swirls of yellow colouring inside, the shape of his shell is rounded, like a dome, and smooth to touch, but hard. He has deep, warm, soft completely black eyes. He doesn't wear much clothing, just a loin cloth that covers a little bit of his lower half. He has leather, fingerless gloves, wrapped around his wrists by rope.

Attached to his back with a rope are a number of large books strapped down, to his shell, as well as a bunch of other trinkets that he carries that are too large for a pack, over his left shoulder is a long strapped bag to fit his body, filled with smaller trinkets and components that he uses for his spells. His focus and holy symbol is a dream catcher that hangs over his head tied to a staff that is wrapped with the books on his back, Selūne's symbol, the two eyes surrounded by seven stars has been strung within the dream catcher.


Background/History: Okrem can only remember bits and pieces of his childhood, he remembers his mother and father walking with him in the woods, gathering mushrooms and other things to eat. For a moment, they were there and in the blink of an eye, they were gone, vanished, only the young one was still there. He called out for them, wandering in the woods, beginning to cry, not knowing what to do.

He thought that he was lost, alone, the night was coming fast, and he had no idea where to go, he sat down by a tree and cried as the night overtook him, it was then, a firefly flew in front of him. It moved around as if calling for his attention, being a scared boy, he didn't know what to make of it, but welcomed the distraction and watched it move, then there was another, and another, soon he was surrounded by a swarm of them. A large number of them flew to his back, and began to push him, the others moving forward, as if indicating a direction in which to go.

Not knowing what was going on, but felt in his gut that he should follow, he allowed the fireflies to guide him somewhere in the woods. He eventually was able to see something, a light fire, every now and again, it was covered by something. The insects urged him to move closer, and he did, the shadows began to take the shapes of tall, long haired, long eared creatures, their white hair shined in the fire as they danced around the fire. The fireflies then scattered, as Okrem was so happy to see someone, anyone. He rushed in, not knowing the dangers that his act could have produced. But instead of hostility, he was met with fear, they all backed up, shocked looks on their faces. They were Drow! Shock turned to hostility, as if to protect what they were doing, only to then realize that it was a child that ran into their circle, crying. It was then a number of them noticed the fireflies moving about calling it some kind of sign.

Years Later...

Okrem had been taken in by the clergy of Drow, learning that they were clerics of Selūne, The Moonmaiden. Although a Tortle, they believed that he was lead to them by her, they could not explain what happened to his parents. But promised that they would do their best to try and found out what happened, but in the mean time, they had a child to raise. He was educated in the teachings of Selūne, learned from their texts to read and write, learned the rituals and traditions of the goddess.

He did have some struggles, one was getting used to the 180 degree of a sleep schedule, as the Drown preferred to act in the protection of the night, finding places to stay and sleep during the daytime. Being a creature that didn't have darkvision, this made some things hard for him, but fatefully, there were the fireflies, always nearby, giving him the light he needed. Eventually, before he was an adult, he performed a ritual that swore him into the devotion of his goddess and placed himself in a deep sleep. There he thought he communicated with her, again, it was through the image of a firefly, the light it produced was like nothing else he had ever seen. After a brief talk, she spoke of a blessing, and the insect split into two, flew up his nostrils, and into his eyes. It was then that he awoke, in the dead of night, but something was different, something wonderful, he could see in the dark, like the Drow. Except, it was able to reach much further than they could even see, it was called a blessing by Selūne, a gift for those that were chosen by her, his path was beginning to go into a particular direction from this point.

Now an adult, he has learned all he can from the Drow that had become his family, Selūne spoke to them that he now had another calling. The name of a place left their lips, Strixhaven, a place in another realm that was full of wonder and mystery, one thing was for sure, those that came back from there, were powerful beyond belief. For Okrem to possibly be chosen was incredible and terrifying for him to hear. Did she really believe that he had this much potential, he was good with what he knew and practiced, but was he good enough for something like that? Was he all that he was built up to be?

He then answered himself, she saw something in him, something special, it's the reason that he's alive now, to doubt himself now is to doubt her judgement. He would work his hardest to not only become a student there, but to become the best that it has ever seen, to make her proud. So he prayed to her, prayed as the loudest he ever had before, danced like he never had before he called to her that he would accept this fate that she has chosen for him. At the end of the dance, another swarm of fireflies, much like the ones that came to him as a child moved in unison towards him. He held out his hand and they wrapped around it, he felt something something cold, he pinched it with his fingers and the bugs scattered once again, now in his hand was a coin.

He looked to the coin and took in the imagery on it, it then shined as it hit the moonlight, suddenly, before him, a portal opens, like a window, it shows Strixhaven University. With his last breath on this realm, he begins to step through, and with him, the swarm of fireflies go into his shell and he goes through the portal.



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