Ok. Short and sweet. This is the process to apply. THIS OOC IS NOT FOR APPLICATIONS OR CHAR SHEETS!! It's for OOC chat.
Copy the app, fill it out and PM it back to me. Do not post it here or I will not accept you. I'll either accept, deny or tell you something needs to be addressed.
RP example (use a sparring session between 2 individuals, both with a sword and shield):
How many characters do you intend to make:
Do you have any odd schedule that I should know about (maybe you have custody of your kids every other week and will RP less frequently or odd working hours):
Do you understand that this is NOT a character sheet and an application? I can deny the application for any reason, although I assure you I am not a cock, prick or unreasonable. If I deny you, I’ll let you know why. If it’s something that can be worked on, I’ll also let you know. Understand?
Do you understand that I allow and have no issues with “metagaming” (RPing the actions of others) so long as it is nothing that the other player will not refuse to allow it? (Example: “Azseth tosses a piece of bread towards You which he snatch up deftly and nod a silent thank you.” Or “Azseth waited for the passing patrol to move past them, not wanting to fight an entire armed patrol. He looked to You and put his finger over him lips for absolute silence and then put his hand parallel to the ground, palm down, and instructing You to lay on the ground. Azseth quietly adjusted his position and laid down flat at the same time You did, both doing so stealthily and quietly.”) Understand?
Do you understand my general mindset of patience and understanding? People get sick, people work. I WILL NEVER RUSH THIS STORYLINE. I would rather have WELL WRITTEN, SLOWLY POSTED rp than constant crap. Understand?
Hand in hand with the above, I expect you to participate. I will not stop the SL (storyline) from progressing. But in regards to being understanding, if you have an issue with not being able to post, I’ll just progress and you can pick up later (Example: In the middle of an intense battle IC, you are erroneously deported from the US. We’ll finish the battle as if your character was there doing his/her thing. Later on, just insert yourself back in). Understand?
I reserve the right to kill your character, absolutely. Again, I’m not a cock, prick or unreasonable. This is mainly a statement for people who vanish or willingly leave. Know that if you willingly leave I’ll either let you do it if you want, or make it something that adds to plot depth. I will NEVER jump the gun with this. Ever. Understand?
Conflicts with players OOC will not be tolerated. Bring them up to me. Understand?
Conflicts with characters will be resolved IC. If neither party is willing to give in, I will make a decision based on what’s best for the SL, not for either of your characters or myself. Understand?
This is a mature SL. I expect cussing, tits, sex, murder, blood, gore, adult situations, whatever. I do NOT want this storyline ABOUT those items. If you cannot tolerate any of the mature items above, or if you cannot role play a storyline that doesn’t focus on those, then this storyline is NOT for you. Understand?
Do you have any questions for me personally?
Do you have any questions about the SL?
Do you have ideas or input?
Would you be interested in helping with the storyline as a co-GM and if so, what experience do you have?
Assuming you're accepted, copy the char sheet, fill it out and PM it back. DO NOT POST IN THE OOC for approval. If you post a char sheet it needs to be for questions, advice or something of the sort. If you post with no body, or asking for approval, you'll be denied access to the storyline.
Abilities: (baseborn or racial)
Class: (this will be a general term followed by description of fighting prowess and styles. While weapons can be mentioned, they are not necessary)
Equipment: (weapons, armor and their information)
History: In depth history (spoilers need NOT be revealed)
Pic: (optional but advised)
Link to Interest check
Yes, you need to give me an RP example in the app. I apologize if you think you have RPed here and elsewhere for forever and should be exempt, but it's a small price to have to pay. If you have GMed a storyline before, you know why this is necessary.
More to come over the next few days.
I'm going to post my character sheet here ONLY FOR AN EXAMPLE. I cannot stress enough, post here and you're denied.
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Name: Arkady Nessai (knee-say)
Baseborn ability: enhanced peripheral vision
Class: Arkady would be best described as a ranger. He excels in ranged combat but is more than a capable fighter in close quarters. He somewhat prefers melee, but he fights to win, and he does more a lot more damage from afar. He's a seasoned warrior and known as a cool and confident leader even in the face of the fiercest of enemies. From afar he uses a longbow and arrows. Throughout his fellow fighters he is renowned for his ability to fire 3 or 4 arrows in just over a second. When given time, Arkady does not miss.
If combat closes around him, he'll almost immediately retreat and put distance between himself and his opponent. If he cannot, he carriers a small steel shield and a bastard sword. If combat allows, he'll strap the shield to his left forearm and use a small dirk in his shield hand along with his bastard sword.
Equipment: His sword and chest armor are both heirlooms from his father. His bastard sword is made of old world steel which is known to be a bit heavier but also slightly stronger than steel forged from the new continent. His armor however is a piece of Godsteel mail, crafted specifically for his father after saving the King during a battle with a dragon prior to leaving their home. His bow is made from steel pine wood, made from a bowyer in Orkrum, who was one of the premier bowyers in all the realm.
His arms, hands and legs are both covered in plain, dark brown leather armor banded with steel strips and his helmet is similarly crafted. His armor was meant to be light and allow free, unrestricted movement.
He also carried an 8 inch dirk and occasionally carried a brawler's dagger. This was a 10" blade with a curved piece over the hilt almost like a pair of brass knuckles, with slim, long spikes protruding.
Lastly, along the small of his back, he had 3 throwing knives on each side of his body (totaling 6). He is an amazing tracker and surivivalist.
History: Arkady has had a tumultuous and somewhat tragic past. Today amidst most of the Knights and anyone who knows of his past distrust him or are plain out hostile towards him. He is very close with Verbeek and while Verbeek has not ever "protected" him, he has appointed Arkady into positions despite much opposition (mainly the opposition was nothing about his martial prowess so they were dismissed).
Although never to his face, it is constantly talked about that Arkady killed his father. Some say it was for his armor and others because Arkady is crazy. Some eve say it was because he was in love with his mother and wanted her. Arkady's father, Kristoff, was a known war hero and at one point Kristoff even saved the King in a dragon attack back in the Old World. Because of his father's position, Arkady was groomed to be a warrior. Although his father was a Knight who fought in heavy armor, Arkady opted to go a little differently and become a bowman, then a ranger.
He was young and brash when they made the voyage across the oceans, but he was a very apt pupil and fought a handful of battles and skirmishes. Then one day soldiers responding to shouts and what sounded like a fight found his father dead in their back garden. There was a brief trial and he was painted a villainous kinslayer to most people. Verbeek himself was appointed the sole judge in the matter and even this was a ploy by Okru to condemn the man as Verbeek and Kristoff were best of friends. Despite public protest and outcry and eventually a small riot, Verbeek released him, finding him innocent. No one, not Verbeek's family nor the priest or Princes themselves were ever told how or why-- it was not their place to question a Knight appointed as Judge.
From that time on, Arkady had spend the majority of time by himself. His mother and all of his family disowned him and most other people spat in his direction or made wards, saying that kinslayers were demons.
His rangings took him far and wide and he developed a friendship with another ranger named Arturo, the only person besides Verbeek that Arkady trusts. Arkady and Arturo generally scouted and went on rangings and spent almost no time amidst actual military forces. Arkady never slept in main camps after one incident when he did and there was an attempt on his life.
When Verbeek was sent to command the troops to finally take out the Loreesian threat, Arkady was hand selected along with Arturo and they spend much time on long range reconnaissance and various scouting missions. While many of the newer generation, younger or less noble soldiers saw him as a solid ranger and trustworthy companion, many of the officers and more noble individuals never forgot his past and influenced many of the soldiers, never letting them forget.
Arturo was wounded badly and lost his hand in the battle to take New Home and was not chosen to go back to see the condition of their other Kingdom and the Prince, but Arkady was.
Random notes: Arkady is ambidextrous.
He HATES horses and only rides them out of necessity but will often take a donkey.
His bastard sword is named Fothro after the first dragon that his family slayed with it.
He can fire his bow with both hands but is quicker and more accurate when pulling with his right hand.
Arkady was courting a girl prior to his father's death who never spoke to him since.
Arturo saved Arkady the day someone tried to kill him in camp.
Verbeek and Arturo are the only two people who know the whole story of Kristoff's death.