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11/11/2006 8:47 AM
For those of you who met me when I first joined I began a rather promising RP within the Forgotten Realms universe called Back to the Primitive. I've notice just how many new users we have and I see some familiar faces from the original still lurking about. For those of you interested, It will be called "Roots...Bloody Roots" and will follow the original plotline of BTTP, the difference being new players means a new take on the old instances. I'd really like to get some of the original characters in here (Sway, Flark, UB, TK).
OK, for those of you that are new to BTTP of Forgotten realms for that matter there are only three things that you need to know:
Just a little info on the story, The setting is an almost prehistoric jungle in a villiage where the surviving races have gathered to live. Other than that, feel free to subplot for yourself so long as it doesn't interfere with the main story or the enjoyment of the other players.
I am going to ask that while I want to see a variety of races (i will allow any intelligent race that is not naturally chaotic to be played or if you wish, abberations of races not normally played. Please PM me about any race requests prior to posting character info)I would like to remain true to the barbaric, postapocolyptic feel, so please keep characters low tech and as a general rule use appropriate things for the period. (example: a scavenged healing ring and sword are ok, possibly even armor found in the ruins... but gleaming platemail, polished longswrds and wands out the proverbial "wazoo" are rediculous in a fight for survival story of this genre.) Lastly a few important notes: the bartering system has replaced money, tibesmanship is commonplace, and the lush jungle ruins are home to many beasts so there should never quite be that cozy, down home feeling.
also note, the story takes place in the time in which the original dieties have died and the successive avatars have yet to ascend to godhood. Therfore divine abilities or gifts may be boosted, weakened, or nullified completely until which time an avatar is determined.
These are a few of the tribes of the Lost Realms:
-Snowfire: Mainly human healers, medics, surgeons, etc.
-Shadowfox: Drow survivors, hate the rest of the community, but coexist for survival
-Ungarth: Barbaric remnants of all of the races, mainly comprised of those rescued from the forest. Live like nords or barbarians.
-Reyearth: civilized upperclass of all of the races who have lost everything and still struggle for superiority.
-The legion of 10: the last of the tribes are the legion of 10, ten tribes under one leader united by their gifts. (if you create a tribe it will fall under this category for the sake of argument.)
It is quite safe to assume that we're not the only ones left, however for the sake of the RP our characters have only briefly considered the possibility due to their focus on survival. A VERY integral part of the progression is in the possibility that there may be some hope of rebuilding and discovering other survivors as well as the fight to maintain what we've attained in the past year since the Fall of the Gods.
Other than that, feel free to push the envelope and take strides to improve upon the story in any way that you can. I value everyone's input so if you have a request, suggestion, or anything else, PM me or post it here and I will address you as soon as possible. I look forward to seeing where this one will go.
(click each link to jump to the races wikipedia page)
Dwarves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_%28Dungeons_%26_Dragons%29" target="_blank)
gnomes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome_%28Dungeons_%26_Dragons%29" target="_blank)
halflings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfling" target="_blank)
Elves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_%28Dungeons_%26_Dragons%29" target="_blank)
Lizardfolk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizardfolk" target="_blank)(for this RP, Lizardfolk can speak)
You can also combine race to make your own, but be sure you have my approval and a damn good reason. If you would like another race, simply request it and get approval.
please post the following information so that it can be approved.
Diety: (very important as it will determine many events in the story)
Brief bio: ( no more than 2 paragraphs. so as to allow flexibility in storytelling)
SO...I hope to generate some interest and I look forward to Rping with all of you.
[Edited by darknightrei on Saturday, November 11, 2006 8:49 AM]
[Edited by darknightrei on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 4:45 AM]
11/30/2006 12:59 PM
Well, if noone is gonna respond I guess I'll kill the thread idea...I'll give it a week or so more, but then it shall be crucified...
12/03/2006 8:18 PM
(though I can't carry an RP by myself....)
12/08/2006 7:19 AM
Well, Well, Well...It seems that I'm not a COMPLETE loser after all...Welcome back Kreel
;) Put the word out to everyone about the RP! It Shall LIVE!!!! (cackles maniacally)
12/08/2006 9:06 AM
*timidly* I'll join if you want me to
12/08/2006 9:26 AM
I'd love you to! This RP is about diversity and a strong variety of play styles and character types. I would like to see some rough character sheets from whoever's interested. (If kreel's gonna come back, then just cut & paste away TK)
Hi Rei, I think I'll join in again if that's okay? This time though I'm considering scrapping my old character and trying to come up with something fresh, even though I have no idea what just yet.
Feel free to use Olwen as an NPC if he is in anyway useful...
12/08/2006 9:58 AM
Really? That's the best news since TK! lol I'm just gonna hijack Olwen because he was central to the story...not to get all mushy but you were literally my first friend here and I kinda just said from the get-go "Flark's gonna have to have a role...a good one" I look forward to your new char. send in some sheets people, were in the development stages and I wanna see some rough ideas on your people! :)
12/11/2006 9:00 AM
Age: old (rougly 50)
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Diety: none: Kreel renounced his faith in the gods of goblins when the world turned upside down and vowed he would survive on his abilities alone.
Brief bio: Kreel is an old goblin, shunned even by his own. He was always abnormally smart for his race, trying to keep in the background as much as he could. Whenever the orcs went on a raid and brought the goblins along, Kreel would intentionally take a slight wound and feign death. This is how he survived to the ripe old age of fifty, extremely rare for a goblin.
Kreel never felt a great urge to kill like most others of his kind. Instead he always just wanted to be left to his own to do whatever he wanted. He was called a "wimp" within the hoard, but he never cared as long as he was alive. He saw too many strong fall victim to a knife in the back or an arrow to the neck. Strength didn't ensure anything. Wits was what kept him alive.
After the world turned upside down, Kreel found himself amidst a raging confusion. Greenskins were killing each other all around. He knew that to survive he would have to leave and find solace elsewhere. Fleeing the safety of the hoard, Kreel found his way to the jungles. He has survived mostly by avoiding contact with others, but as things begin to settle down and people are building society back again it is becomming more and more difficult to avoid contact with anyone else. So Kreel finally decides he needs to find a way to survive with the emerging society.
Appearance: Kreel is an old goblin with wrinkly dark green skin. His hair has long since turned completely white, what little of it remains. His sunken eyes still give off a vibrant life, though. If you look at his body you would think him ready to fall over dead, but a glimpse of his eyes will tell you that there is more there than you would expect from his kind.
Kreel wears an old set of rags that has been mended and sewn together so many times you can't tell what it was supposed to be originally. There are many hidden pockets in the rags, though, where Kreel stores some rather intriguing items. Though the smell of filth hangs on him like the rest of his kind, he actually makes an effort to bathe every month or so.
skills/specialties: Kreel has learned how to survive in the wild by himself. While his body is getting old and not quite as quick as he used to be, he is still quite nimble and his eyesight and hearing haven't dulled with age. He has learned to notice even the most minute detail that might save him from death. He can also hear someone breathing from across the room. Kreel learned to read orcs' minds quickly and has a good general sense of empathy.
Kreel never developed his killing skills very much, instead relying on his wit to survive an encounter. He developed thievery skills such as pickpocketing and lockpicking from an early age. Nothing ever comes free in the hoard, and what you get you have to take. So Kreel took what he needed and became very gifted at placing blame on others. Deceit and deception are valuble tools for survival in the chaotic hoard.
Side note: I'm not exactly sure the average life span of a goblin. I'm going on a life span of 80 years, so 50 would be the human equivalent of 62 on a lifespan of 100. Just at "retirement" age.
(you asked for the copy/paste, so I gave it to you ;) )
12/11/2006 10:14 AM
Name: Eledhwen Surion Stormrage
Race:Winged Elves Elf Aril'Tel'Quessir
Age:100 years old (typically young for a elf being almost immortal, so about 18 if she was human)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Diety: Aerdrie Faenya
Brief bio: Eledhwen Surion Stormrage is the daughter of the bastard son of Illidan Stormrage, a powerful elven mage She chose to folloiw the path of the priestess and thus traiened her skills of bowcraft and light magic as well as the gifts from Aerdrie.
She has recently been accepted into the ranks of priestesses of the sky as an accepted, not yet fully tested and unable to be called sister by other priestesses of the sky. her travels though have taken her from the ancient home of the winged elves and has brought her close to the edge of the mountains and here she has seen what many of her race have not.
Appearance: Eledhwen dresses in fine elven robes as any of the accepted would wear, she stands at 6' so is tall to most humans, her skin shines with elven beauty and her eyes are the colour of the sky on a bright summer's day.
skills/specialties:Eledhwen is a marks woman, just like all elves Eledhwen is skilled in the art of archery, not only that she has embarked on the path of Aerdrie, although she has much to learn (will learn new spells as time goes on) she has already learnt how to heal minor injuries and how to bend the holy magic to damage others.
[Edited by Mablung_Surion on Monday, December 11, 2006 10:14 AM]
[Edited by Mablung_Surion on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:41 AM]
[Edited by Mablung_Surion on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:53 AM]
[Edited by Mablung_Surion on Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:37 AM]
12/12/2006 5:02 AM
OK, one important note real quick is that I've added one column to the character sheet named "Tribe". If you don't have a tribe (an outsider/nontypical playable race) then you will not be required to fill this one out, but anyone playing the races I have set will have to.
And your copy/paste was perfect! Accepted as usual.
I would like you to check the lore provided before creating a character and also take a look at the original BTTP in forgotten realms rp. If you want to participate, which I hope you do, you have to at least use Forgotten realms lore. Its all right there at the top...actually read it! There is no Elune in FR and this is NOT a WOW rp. do some research and come back with a character that fits the setting :) I look forward to seeing your ideas...
Finally, I'm gonna open the new BTTP soon to be called, as posted above "Roots...Bloody Roots" Tell all your friends and get as many players as you can!
12/14/2006 8:47 AM
I would be interested in participating, though I don't have a character in mind at the moment.
12/14/2006 1:05 PM
Send me a draft soon Benji, I will gladly add another to my ranks.
12/15/2006 6:20 AM
Name: Freohr De'Vir
Age: 127 (Appearing about 21)
Brief bio: Freohr is master hunter and tracker, also a skilled assassin and warrior. He holds a very high ranking in the Shadowfox, second only to the High Priestesses. He grew fast, quickly surpassing his fellow students in his training and intellect. Although he holds himself in high regard as being neutral, he still prefers some races over others.
Appearance: He's about 5'7, 135 lbs. He wears a pitch black cloak which envelops his entire form from the neck down. This cloak hides his many primitive weapons, which include things such as knives and a wooden staff that he wears along his back.
skills/specialties: The usual Drow set. (Infravision, Shadow Orb, etc.)
[Edited by _Freohr1_ on Friday, December 15, 2006 6:26 AM]
12/15/2006 6:45 PM
Looks good Freohr, we'll see you in the RP...
With that said, Roots is now open to the public in the FR section. Everyone that's interested should post their character sheets soon there and whenever we're ready to get underway I'll post FIRST! Recruiting is by no means over, in fact the more the merrier, so get on down there and let me see the best of what faerun has to offer!
12/18/2006 2:10 PM
I'm gonna be away 'till after Christmas, goin' to Augusta, GA.
01/10/2007 6:28 AM
I hath returned, Faithful!
01/11/2007 5:52 AM
Well, submit a sheet in Roots... and join once you have my approval.
01/12/2007 2:37 PM
Name: Nian Moonbow
Race: Elf... Lythari
Diety: Solonor Thelandira
Brief bio: Nian Moonbow was only 13 when her Race kicked her from it's hold. When she wandered the forests, She had sudden urges to transform, But when she did not, the urge grew. Soon enough the anger against her race hit her, transforming her randomly, She sustained her eyes and some of the hair form her wearwolf state. she eventually took control and now wanders around the continent looking for something, Only she doesen't know what as of yet.
She is battered and beaten from her survival, Using her bow and her arrows for food.
Appearance: Light red eyes, Blonde hair with black streaks running through it. Her hair falling to her shoulders. And her eyes only slightly slanted, And her ears none at all.
skills/specialties: Lightning Strike (Almost like a bolt of lighting eminating from the bow as a projectile.) And minor healing poweresses.)
tribe: No actual tribe. Wanderer
(Forgive the slightly rustiness. I can work on it later again :).)
[Edited by Dark_Blossom on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 7:28 AM]
01/14/2007 7:07 PM
Name: Nian Moonbow
Brief bio: Dark Halathorne was only 13 when her
Umm...commit to a name...lol ;)
What wonderful weather today here in England...
[Edited by Flark on Monday, January 15, 2007 10:46 AM]
01/17/2007 7:27 AM
Sorry, Other RP Im "Dark" Heh xD... *Fixes.*
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