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Unbeliever
02/25/2007 10:56 AM

Or... The Heir to the Fallen Throne. No names settled on yet.

Anyway, the idea, in one line, is to RP the defense of a great medieval type city.

The setting will be a fictional medieval style world. Which is to say, there's no magic, no monsters (aside from people), and no dual scimitar wielding dark elves or plucky halflings. Just humans in all their forms.

The basic backstory would be that an invading force from an overzealous rogue country has invaded the small kingdom of Arinor, leaving a swath of destruction in their path. Now, with the country at their mercy, they've set their sights on the capitol city, the legendary Tarris Hold, marvelled for its seemingly un-siege-able design. We're talking soaring, layered walls with the general design of the streets meant less for convenience, but twisting and turning here and there to slow any aggressors.

Now, our characters would be among those in the city of Tarris Hold. Though no official news of the impending siege will reach them until the start of the RP, commonsense would dictate that everyone would have been expecting it for a good long time, so anyone that's in the city would be there of their own volition. The defense, as is characteristic of anything like this, will seem to be a doomed effort, as the defending forces will be vastly outnumbered by the attackers.

I'm looking to mostly focus on the dramatic aspects of how each character handles being in the situation, essentially trapped with what seems to be certain death staring them down. I'm not looking for too many big, brash heroes here who wantonly throw themselves into harm's way because they're the uber-warrior. I want to see some more realism than that.

Characters can run the gamut. City guard, officers, civilians, wanderers, maybe a prisoner. It's pretty well all wide open. My only restriction is that people signing up keep themselves to a position of relatively small authority, as I don't want everyone running around claiming that they're idea is gospel and every NPC does what they want, and viola! Problem solved! So, yeah... Maybe a leader of a single squad of soldiers. Maybe a wealthy noble, who really doesn't have any authority, but would like to think he/she does.

And I'm one of those people that likes the fact that being a GM leads to veto power. I'll make clear right from the start that I reserve the right to refuse any aspect of a character. If that should come up, though, I'll do what I can to work with someone to help their character better fit the scenario.

So, who's up to play medieval Alamo? ;)

[Edited by Unbeliever on Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:08 AM]

Setsuna
02/25/2007 11:17 AM

oooooo i'd join!

SparrowHawk
02/25/2007 1:24 PM

It has intreged my intrest

Damien
02/25/2007 1:43 PM

Doom and Gloom.

I'm in. Let's fashizzle the nizzle. . . and stuff. Have you worked out a layout for the city yet? Having a map would really help everyone keep their bearings, I think. I could help you out at need, as my study of medieval military history leaves me with a pretty functional knowledge of how fortified cities and such were designed to best repel invaders.

bubbles
02/25/2007 11:36 PM

I am most definately interested. :)

Flark
02/26/2007 3:12 AM

I do believe you can count me in too. And yes a map would be a great help.

Sway_Greenwitch
02/26/2007 8:33 AM

Oh, the temptation...

Unbeliever
02/26/2007 12:20 PM


Having a map would really help everyone keep their bearings, I think. I could help you out at need, as my study of medieval military history leaves me with a pretty functional knowledge of how fortified cities and such were designed to best repel invaders.


That would be a great idea. Right now, I don't have any way to handmake a map and get it to you guys, and am really terrible with any sort of computer-drawing program, though. Nonetheless, we can figure something out. I'll i-mail you about it.


Oh, the temptation...


Sway! You're alive! ;) I'm definitely of the opinion that you should jump in. Already looking at a good group here, and that would only make it that much better.

And since we've got a pretty good number already, I'll set up the OOC thread for it sometime today or tonight, so everyone can start work on their characters.

Propaganda
02/27/2007 8:06 AM

Someone after my own heart, and getting to the best part of RPs: the characters!

I already have loads of ideas swarming through my head.

Unbeliever
02/27/2007 2:07 PM


I already have loads of ideas swarming through my head.


Glad to have your interest. I was hoping the idea would appeal to a solid audience.


And since we've got a pretty good number already, I'll set up the OOC thread for it sometime today or tonight, so everyone can start work on their characters.


A little late, but... [url:http://www.rpgconsortium.com/rpgforums/discussions.cfm?forumid=4&topicid=277401]Tardy Link[/url]

TheCritch
04/29/2007 11:59 AM

Can you post a character outline so I coulkd have somewhere to start? Because this seems like a very intering idea and I would definitely like to join in.

LunaMaria
04/29/2007 1:02 PM

Well I'm interested... A chance to make a map... Give me what you want and I'll get to work

Shigetomo
04/29/2007 1:07 PM

my interest has been sparked...always looking for a good medeival rp

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