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minque
post Mar 19 2012, 11:56 PM
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I used to RP a lot....long time ago...BUT the the RPs started to be almost JUST fighting, killing, slashing banging...so I lost interest. we had som HUGE successful ones in the old days...maybe you remember Jack cloudy?

I do have a couple of charachters ready for play, mainly healers and mages, (female)

BUT guys, do you have a plot set up? have you decided a storyline? or at least some starting point.

The forums most successful RP was AMU I think, A mystery unleashed...We just started off and the story unleashed itself in a very interesting way.


I am sort of interested in joining...but there has to be more than slash and bang, please


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post Mar 20 2012, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(minque @ Mar 19 2012, 05:56 PM) *

I used to RP a lot....long time ago...BUT the the RPs started to be almost JUST fighting, killing, slashing banging...so I lost interest. we had som HUGE successful ones in the old days...maybe you remember Jack cloudy?

I do have a couple of charachters ready for play, mainly healers and mages, (female)

BUT guys, do you have a plot set up? have you decided a storyline? or at least some starting point.

The forums most successful RP was AMU I think, A mystery unleashed...We just started off and the story unleashed itself in a very interesting way.


I am sort of interested in joining...but there has to be more than slash and bang, please


To be a honest i would vastly prefer rp to be more character developmental, So I do agree with you, I'll kinda just skimp away if it's only killing and violence.


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post Mar 20 2012, 05:11 PM
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I am going to keep one character, Lycus. Since Illana is more battle oriented, I'll add her at a later time.

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post Mar 20 2012, 05:25 PM
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@Minque: Plot? To be completely honest with you, minque, there isn't any plot. This... RP could be summed up like the Coffee Shop thread. People could come in here and RP with others to get practice or just for the heck of it. We do, however, established a goal. From Cyrodiil, we shall go our way to Skyrim. Reasons are your character's own. Yes, some people might see this as an aimless RP, but have you seen the RP section? Deader than a rat riddled with bullets. This is an attempt to atleast bring it back on its feet. At least I like to think so.


@DE: Personally, I don't see anything wrong with that. I mean, with great age comes great experience and all that, yeah? Unless of course you like your characters young.


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post Mar 20 2012, 05:41 PM
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I like them young, yes, but I'll probably not even add them, as I have no idea how they should be in the future and what happened in their past. I only had a backstory for them before the Great War, not too after into the future.

I have a second character I'll add. He will be the one in the RP.



Name: "Vaultren"

Race: Imperial

Gender: Male

Age: Undetermined. Appears in his early twenties.

Sign: The Warrior

Home Country: Cyrodiil

Faction and Rank: Empire-Tribune(Former)

Class: Nobleman.

Skills: Athletics, One Handed weapons, Light Armor, Sneak, Hand to Hand, Destruction.

Appearance: Once a man with a tousled, wavy black hair, Vaultren had a prince-like appearance about him in his earlier years. Though in the future, he had cut his hair short to where it was cropped as most Imperial males in his line of work. Though his muscular face distinguished him from the others, as his white unblemished skin which had little pigmentation. He also grew a bit more strong with a sturdier built. He bears a strong jaw, and is often seen without a smile or any positive expressions. His eyes bore dark circles beneath, convincing most people of his lack of sleep.

Hair: Black. Cropped.

Build: Average. He is a tad bit muscular, but not too much for a soldier. He stood six feet and was 178 pounds. He has no scars nor any distinguishing birth marks, even if he fought in many battles. Being a graduate from Synod, he knew how to use his powers to heal himself.

Personality: Vaultren was a mature and self-confident man who staunchly supported the Empire, though not it’s ways. As he grew up he was taught to face his problems head on and to face them without hesitation or reservation. This mindset led him into learning new things that would shape him into what he is in the present day. A man of utopian ideals. Years ago some would call him a seductive womanizer and a generally somewhat social man. While he retains such social skills, he is diagnosed by lifestyle to live with borderline personality disorder.

As he matured in title, his mindset did not change but simply manifested into his acts. As Praetor, Vaultren was uncertain of his duties, but was confident in his own abilities following his conquests in the battle field. He had trouble in tolerating failure, and was had a tenuous relationship with those beneath him in rank who did not prove their worth, so much as choking a noble who was later proved and convicted as a thief and another whom attacked. This led the mundane soldiers despise Vaultren for his “arcane antics” and sense of superiority. Despite his shaky relationship with diplomats and other soldiers in the Empire, Vaultren got along with his own branch of legion personnel, admiring them for their lack of cowardice and sheer mercilessness when it came to destroying an enemy under his command.

His reputation for a genteel yet cruel man increased twice fold. He became a staunch supporter of Man’s place in the world, even if he believed himself above them. While he remained a dilettante of foreign arts antiques, he secretly hated most of he perceived as the “corrupt” Mer in the High Council. He separated society into dual, distinguished categories; threats and assets. The first standing for governmental powers and individuals that would hinder any of his hopes of personal advancement and otherwise would have to be eliminated and destroyed. The latter being for individuals who could aid, or simply be persuaded. By the time of the tension with the Thalmor, Vaultren knew that the only response for the horrors and the injustices of the world was hate and anger. While often appearing as a civilized and genteel young man, Vaultren had no issues with torture or being held responsible for the deaths of various enemies, nor being leader of the clandestine atrocities behind the scenes of the Empire such as torture and executions.

Weapons: A fine sabre made of silver bearing Daedric filigree in the handle. He also has an ancient blade’s weapon, a katana. Though he does not use it as much as he did in his earlier years.

Clothing: He wears a nobleman’s clothing when he is off-duty, the hallmark of a true aristocrat. A black and burgundy outfit with gold-trimmed shoes, and even up to date. Most of them comes in shades of black, red and grey. He wears a crimson amulet around his neck and a few ruby rings which bedecks his fingers. He also owns a single black hooded robe. When on duty, Vaultren wears his standard Imperial outfit and also the Penitus Oculatus armor.

Magic: Racial powers and destruction spells. Mainly the use of fire such as fireballs and flame attacks. Also has drain life ability and the power to raise the dead for a limited amount of time.

History: Born in Cyrodiil, Vaultren was heir to numerous amounts of wealth and title of nobleman. His parents were strict, but proud of his intelligence and ambition, so much that they surrendered him to procure an education in the various branches of academics and universities in the Empire starting with the Imperial Legion.

Being the most efficient learner, Vaultren graduated over brief years, having studied diplomacy and the art of combat. Of course, this did not include his skill in destruction magic. Due to his passion for war and battle and diplomacy, as well as a sense of intelligence, Vaultren rose in ranks faster than most of those around him, which coincidently had died in mysterious ways. Given the title of Praefect, he took command of a elite sect in the Imperial Legion he dubbed “The Thirteenth”. The Thirteenth was often deployed in locations where its ferocious fighting skills utilized to create a political statement. Most of its tasks were clandestine, so as to conceal what it was accomplishing from the Imperial Senate. Yet the High Council had trusted Vaultren over this time, enough to allow him to pursue his own goals.

Following that event, he became tribune not only when he fought valiantly near the edges of Cyrodiil against a rebellious coup that threatened to overrun the countryside, putting to death over forty men and women, but also warning the Emperor of various possibilities regarding the survival of the Empire in the upcoming days. As his advice proved to be valuable, he was granted title in his political station in the Imperial City palace.

The Emperor’s trusted advisers grew wary of Vaultren in what they seemed to call an “unhealthy obsession with the Thalmor.” Some believed he was in league with them when he began to publicly state his disillusionment from the Empire’s policies and ways, and even claiming the Thalmor had a certain efficiency when it came to getting things gone that the Empire lacked. This had placed him in the dossier of the Dominion itself, who believed Vaultren could have been an asset to their cause.

The Thalmor’s beliefs were short-lived as the Emperor and the High Council’s trust increased when Vaultren sniffed out a group of High Elf traitors and had them impaled on stakes deep in the prison dungeons where they remained alive for a period of three days. He even made a speech as to declare the Thalmor menace had to be “bled dry” for their “arrogance and misguided sense of superiority”.

Vaultren was later recruited into the Penitus Oculatus as well, and is planning on making a name for himself within that branch of the Empire’s military. He stands as a man of principle and reputation among the Empire, with a dark drive that would surely rival even the most insidious men and women of the Thalmor.

In the waning days of the war, Vaultren was stripped of his rank and his power by his superiors in the Imperial military. Despite his extensive knowledge and intelligence that surpassed even the wisest of men, they found his tactics too brash and ghastly. He headed to Bruma to plan a trip to Skyrim, to regain his power and his honor in a world mired in chaos.

Motivation for Joining: An unnatural hatred for the Thalmor and it’s representatives. Also due to his support for the Imperial bureaucracy in the Third and Fourth Era which he does not wish to see collapse just yet. Believes the Thalmor are not worthy of the power-base they claim to hold, and so seeks out to destroy them with even more heinous acts and atrocities.


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Uleni Athram
post Mar 20 2012, 05:56 PM
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"Thirteenth"? Does it include a tall man that blasphemes and curses like there's no tomorrow? And a centurion that thinks he's jinxed? Are their names also Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus, respectively?

Heh. What can I say. I like referencing stuff.


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post Mar 20 2012, 07:53 PM
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I have no clue what you are talking about. I swear, he isn't based on anything you just said haha. What are you referencing from?

And the thirteenth is just a number I added, since thirteen is my favorite number.


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post Mar 20 2012, 08:16 PM
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Aaaaaaaaaawkward. Why do I always get myself into these situations? Ahem. OK. I'm referencing the very well made TV Series called Rome. It was aired on HBO I think, and the whole series was legendary. To the point that it ended on the 2nd Season because the cast was well, legendary.

And the Thirteenth I flapped my gum about was actually the Thirteenth Legion of RL Rome. Said Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus were part of that Legion (in the series, not RL), and I think I saw some similarities between Vaultren and Vorenus. Strong loyalty to their Empires, part of some elite organization (PO for Vaultren, the Evocatii for Vorenus), and some other stuff my subconscious hides from me.

Look Rome up if it interests you. It was really a fantastic show!


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post Mar 20 2012, 08:46 PM
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I actually almost got into the show "Rome". I heard good things about it, and also that it was cancelled because of the budget. Funny, I almost rented the first season from blockbuster two days ago. I will get into it, someday maybe. But for some reason I figured you were referencing to that show, because I already watched anything else Roman and etc, so the names were a bit unfamiliar.

Now that you mentioned similarities between characters, I must check it out.



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post Mar 20 2012, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE(Uleni Athram @ Mar 20 2012, 04:25 PM) *
@Minque: Plot? To be completely honest with you, minque, there isn't any plot. This... RP could be summed up like the Coffee Shop thread. People could come in here and RP with others to get practice or just for the heck of it. We do, however, established a goal. From Cyrodiil, we shall go our way to Skyrim. Reasons are your character's own. Yes, some people might see this as an aimless RP, but have you seen the RP section? Deader than a rat riddled with bullets. This is an attempt to atleast bring it back on its feet. At least I like to think so.

In essence, this; in fact, the general idea so far seems to be centred more on character interaction in an environment not inclined towards a fight breaking out in the start, so that's certainly promising. Plus I'd vote for a largely non-violent RP in any case.

And I'll go get my introductory post up. Travelling semi-professional healer Dumner, go!!
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post Mar 20 2012, 10:42 PM
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I remember, Minque. I joined up after AMU. I liked the first rp I was a part of. I don't remember its name, but it was a massive trilogy, though it died at the third part. It taught me a lot of things and there was some place for roleplaying and character development. I mean, sure the second part ended with a war of all things, but we also had a romance or two going on!

Looking back at it, I was one of those who decided it was easier to just swing a sword than hold a striking conversation. That and the urge to outdo everyone else (at mindless destruction and mayhem of course) probably led to a lot of mistakes. But as said, I learned a lot and one thing it gave me is my current preference for characters whose description does not start at their weapons and end at the size of their biceps. Also their age. My guys get older and older it seems.

But I'm gonna shut up and work on my first post now. Hopefully this rp will be the reviving injection the rp-section so desperately needs.


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post Mar 20 2012, 11:18 PM
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I might join this roleplay, but Im still typing on my phone, so my posts wont be of great standard...
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post Mar 21 2012, 04:29 AM
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So does this HAVE to be in 4E 200?


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post Mar 21 2012, 04:36 AM
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Somebody said that it should be on Skyrim's timeline, because it would be easier. Saw one thing about that. The plot of Skyrim. I mean, the dragons. At least with 200, we don't have to deal with those terrors.

Could edit it out if you guys wished.


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post Mar 21 2012, 11:40 PM
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Maybe everybody has NOT played Skyrim then you rule out participants before it even starts! Ehh I have NOT played it, have no rig that can manage it

But I'm interested in this rp....I'll dig up a characher i reckon


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post Mar 22 2012, 02:03 AM
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QUOTE(minque @ Mar 21 2012, 05:40 PM) *

Maybe everybody has NOT played Skyrim then you rule out participants before it even starts! Ehh I have NOT played it, have no rig that can manage it

But I'm interested in this rp....I'll dig up a characher i reckon


Ah this is a good point, I myself saw the Rp post and...just wow, I thought post were smaller...way smaller.


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post Mar 22 2012, 06:36 PM
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My knowledge of Skyrim can be summed up as follows: Something about Dragons and something about noisy Nords. I don't know the geography, the culture, the ecosystem, the factions, guilds, history, landmarks, current events, random naked dudes on the side of the road complaining about witches.


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post Mar 22 2012, 07:47 PM
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hehe Mr Cloudy, I don't even know THAT much! but I reckon it's a bit like Norway and Northern Sweden when it comes to nature.

Fawkes: In normal RP the posts should NOT be that long, I mean you get tired before you even read it...Now I think the guys will have this like a hybrid between RP and fanfic....You may have noticed some RP-ing with self! You CAN do that....I on the other hand think that can be a bit difficult....But I don't know..hehe i might even RP the continuation of my story....


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post Mar 22 2012, 09:56 PM
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Well, intro posts are generally longer than most. I'm assuming that once we get into the swing of things, they'll get to a more managable length.

Also, this here handy map may come in useful for getting a general idea of the geography of Skyrim. I doubt we'll be sticking all that closely to NPCs and the precise locations, but as long as the major cities and areas are marked out that's probably all that will really be needed to be known in the general scheme of things. And, of course, if you do have more questions that come up in the RP, I certainly wouldn't mind answering them.
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post Mar 24 2012, 04:51 PM
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How sad! The maiden and the bear? Meh! You sure know how to turn a guy down.

Horrible.



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