All the Forgotten Journeys

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by Ichigo, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,
    One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
    One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

    The Lord of the Rings, Epigraph


    At the end of the First Age, Sauron evaded the call of the Valar to surrender, and fled to Middle-earth. Midway through the Second Age he came in disguise as Annatar ("Lord of Gifts") to the Elven smiths of Eregion, who were led by Celebrimbor, and taught them the craft of forging magic rings. The Elves made many lesser rings as essays in the craft, but eventually with Sauron's assistance they forged the Seven and the Nine. The Three were made by Celebrimbor himself without Sauron's assistance; they remained unsullied by his touch.

    Sauron returned to Mordor
    , and in his forge in Mount Doom he made the One Ring, imbuing it with a large portion of his power. Its purpose was domination over the other Rings and their powers, and the opening of the thoughts and wills of their wearers to his view and control. Though the other Rings could be destroyed in dragon-fire, The One could be unmade only in Mount Doom where it was forged. The One was unadorned. It bore only the inscription of the incantation Sauron spoke when he made it:

    Ash nazg durbatulûk, (One Ring to rule them all,)
    Ash nazg gimbatul, (One Ring to find them,)
    Ash nazg thrakatulûk, (One Ring to bring them all,)
    Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul. (And in the darkness bind them.)


    Our tale begins early in the Second Age (SA 1000), when Sauron chooses Mordor as his stronghold and begins to build Barad-dûr. This is the same year that Sauron disguises himself to teach the Elves the craft of forging magic rings. In time, the Elven smiths of Eregion begin their work on the 19 Rings (SA 1500). When The Rings of Power are forged, they are divided among the races (SA 1590) -The Nine to Mortal Men, The Seven to Dwarf-lords, and -crafted without the aid of Sauron- The Three to Elves.

    Many know the stories told of the forging of The Rings of Power, the fall of The Nine Kings of Mortal Men, the creation of The One, the Rise of Sauron, the Dark Army, the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and the corruption and death of Isildur. Few know of the journeys that took place in the times of peace and disquiet between these events. Few know that it is the little things people should not forget, things that will hold a future that none will predict, like how the Hobbits gained the land for the Shire in the early Third Age (TA 1601) and the deaths and births of the White Tree. Our tale is in these times of peace and disquiet (SA 1000 - September 22, TA 2890), but this tale will end as another begins.


    Regions of Middle-Earth

    Elves
    ~ The Grey Havens
    ~ Eregion
    ~ Lórinand
    ~ Lindon

    Men (Humans)
    ~ Gondor (not officially colonized until SA 1100)
    ~ Arnor (colonized only)
    ~ Umbar (not officially colonized until SA 1100)
    ~ Númenor

    Dwarves
    ~ Khazad-dûm (Moria)
    ~ Belegost
    ~ Nogrod

    Sauron
    ~ Mordor


    Rules:
    1. Iwaku Rules Apply
    2. You may have up to four characters, you can make your own characters
    3. PM myself or Fate if you want to be one of the original characters or a character with a Ring of Power
    4. Please do not god-mod, it makes this less fun for everyone
    5. Romance and violence are allowed and encouraged, so long as it remains PG-13
    6. Keep swearing to a minimum, please do not drop the f-bomb, no more than three curse words per post
    7. This is an RP that will span over several years in the story, maybe 2 to 4 months our time, if not longer, so dedication is a must
    8. Please try to post at least a paragraph
    9. Try to post at least once a day, please say when you will not be able to post for -insert time longer than 2 days- at least a day or two in advance
    10. There may be a posting order set up if there is enough interest (maybe about 9 people)
    11. These rules are subject to change
    12. If there are any questions please ask myself or Fate, or just post the question(s) here


    Character Information
    Characters Needed (open)
    Elves
    ~ Elrond
    ~ Gil-galad
    ~ Galadriel
    ~ Círdan


    Dwarves
    ~ Durin III
    ~ 5 Other Dwarf-lords


    Mortal Men​ (eventually turn into the Ringwraiths in SA 1693)
    ~ 9 Kings of Mortal Men

    Maiar/Istari (do not appear until TA 1000, much later in the rp)
    ~ Gandalf the Grey
    ~ Saruman the White
    ~ Radagast the Brown
    ~ Alatar the Blue
    ~ Pallando the Blue


    Others
    ~ Sauron


    Character Sheet (remove what is in parenthesis) (open)
    Name:
    Age: (this will need to be updated each year within the rp)
    Birthday: (month, day, age and year)
    Gender:
    Race:
    Personality: (may change throughout the story, so this may be updated)
    Appearance: (description or picture, but a description would be nice)
    Birthplace: (where were they born)
    Home: (where they live, put that they travel if they do not have a single place they stay)
    Social Status: (king, queen, noble, commoner, slave, servant, ranger, etc.)
    Relatives:
    Relationship Status:
    Spouse: (leave blank if single, this is also for those dating or engaged)
    History: (anything that happens before the story starts)
    Weapons/Other Equipment:
    Skills/Talents: (archer, heavy hitter, swordsman, horseman, etc)
    Pets/Mounts/Companions: (any animals/insects or mounts they may have, that stuff)
    Other: (anything else that may be important)


    My Character(s) (open)
    ~ Name: Hollow (Ungue) Ravenborn
    ~ Age: 16
    ~ Birthday: July 13, SA 984
    ~ Gender: Female
    ~ Race: Elven
    ~ Personality: Hollow is a kind and gentle young girl, she is proper and well-mannered, a quiet person when she is not being spoken to, always working hard in her studies and politics -although this is just around her father and other nobles. Around her friends, Hollow is extremely outgoing, but cautious at the same time, always winning arguments and sparring matches. She is, by nature, an adventurous and fun-loving young girl. When she is alone, she is more quiet, always deep in thought and seemingly fragile. Anger is not a trait that would seem to be befitting of someone that looks frail and gentle or happy and fun-loving, but Hollow does get angry, and when she gets angry, she nearly loses it. Hollow is not the type of person you want to make angry or have as an enemy, she seems more cruel than any dark creature know to her people, the dwarves and mortal men. She is like a cruel and ice cold queen of the darkness and pain when she gets angry or if you are an enemy or threat in her eyes. Although, it is extremely hard to get her to this point -the last person to make her this angry is no longer among the living.
    ~ Appearance: Hollow has straight, silky, ebony black hair that goes down to her knees, and her bangs are a gentle slope that covers her right eye and is long on the left side of her face to match the length of her bangs on the right side, which go down just past her shoulders. Sometimes, or when she's in training or working, she will put her hair into a pony tail that is high on the back of her head, and she uses a red silk ribbon to tie it up, but she never puts it in a bow. Her eyes are almond shaped and have an icy blue color that will sometimes turn to a deep water-blue when she is calm or in a very relaxed mood. Hollow's skin is the color of pure white snow or pure ivory. She is of average height for an elf and is just as thin, lean, graceful and elegant as the rest of her kin.
    ~ Birthplace: Eregion
    ~ Home: Eregion
    ~ Social Status: High-Princess
    ~ Relatives: Gil-galad (Father), Celebrimbor (Cousin), Fëanor (Cousin)
    ~ Relationship Status: Single
    ~ Spouse: ~
    ~ History: Hollow grew up not knowing her father very well, making it difficult to ever try and have a family. Her mother had died when she was born, which her father seemed to not care about it. Gil-galad gave Hollow two choices: become an educated princess of her people and next to the throne or become an adopted child, to be given to one of the lowest families in the land of Eregion. With little love from her father, Hollow was still content in the fact that she had Elrond and Galadriel to talk with. As she became more knowledgeable of her own people, she wanted to learn more about the new lands and the other people that lived on it. She has, and always will be, a young scholar warrior.
    ~ Weapons/Other Equipment: Two of each of the blades, ignore the bow and quiver in second picture, she uses the bow and quiver in the first picture.
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    ~ Skills/Talents: Archer, Swordsman and Horseman
    ~ Pets/Mounts/Companions: A small black dragon named Dae (Shadow)
    ~ Other: Above all else, Hollow loves animals and nature just as much, if not more than, her kin. Hollow is obsessed with the languages and cultures of those other than her own.

    ~ Name: Ormir Fallencrest
    ~ Age: 73
    ~ Birthday: September 30, SA 927
    ~ Gender: Male
    ~ Race: Dwarf
    ~ Personality: Ormir is a very serious and dedicated dwarf. He may not entirely enjoy politics, but he does enjoy the idea of being able to keep order. There is little trouble that he gets into because he despises acting like a fool. One thing that he cannot stand to do is to go out drinking and being silly at all. The only time he will relax a little bit is around his half-sister, Sardik.
    ~ Appearance:
    dwarf_shaman_by_kanaru92-d318umt.jpg
    ~ Birthplace: Khazad-dûm (Moria)
    ~ Home: Khazad-dûm (Moria)
    ~ Social Status: Dwarf-noble
    ~ Relatives: Sardik (Half-Sister)
    ~ Relationship Status: Single
    ~ Spouse: ~
    ~ History: As a cihild, Ormir's father taught him to always respect his kin and pay close attention to politics. One thing that has stuck with him was the serious nature that he learned from his father. Once he learned the inner workings of his people, he was forced into becoming a Dwarf-noble to one day help rule his kin and race. Unlike most of the Dwarf-nobles, Ormir thought it best to hide the Rings of Power away to keep them from any threat, which contradicted his father's belief in keeping the rings to use against their enemies. After his half-sister was born and her mother had died, Ormir's father fell ill from his grief. When Ormir's father died, he took up the guardianship of the ring, only to hide it away from everyone else. It has always been made aware to him that he has a shaky relationship with al his kin in the fact that his sister is half-Dwarf and half-Elf.
    ~ Weapons/Other Equipment:
    two_handed_axe__by_barbedwiire-d5n80z2.png Dwarf_Armor_Full_concept_by_farmer_bootoshysa.jpg
    ~ Skills/Talents: Blacksmith, two-handed axe master and heavy armour
    ~ Pets/Mounts/Companions: (any animals/insects or mounts they may have, that stuff)
    ~ Other: Nothing yet


    ~ Name: Sardik Fallencrest
    ~ Age: 29
    ~ Birthday: January 9, SA 971
    ~ Gender: Female
    ~ Race: Dwarf-Elf
    ~ Personality: Sadrik is one of the easiest people to get along with, but sometimes annoying. She has all the battle and ale-loving qualities of a dwarf, though she is only half-dwarf. Most of her kin and race shun her for not being a complete dwarf, but she finds it better to be different. Generally, she is a lot more relaxed than her brother and loves to go out and act foolish. She tries her best to get her half-brother, Ormir, to loosen up a bit, but it mostly fails because she is too carefree for him.
    ~ Appearance:
    WoW__Female_Dwarf_by_areve.jpg
    ~ Birthplace: Khazad-dûm (Moria)
    ~ Home: Khazad-dûm (Moria)
    ~ Social Status: Noble
    ~ Relatives: Ormir (Half-Brother)
    ~ Relationship Status: Single
    ~ Spouse: ~
    ~ History: Sadrik is young, so she has little history among her kin. Her mother was a fair woman, an Elf of pure elegance, which is what her father saw as well. Sadrik's mother died when she was born, and this caused her father to fall sick with grief. Having never known her mother, and hardly knowing her father, Sadrik had no trouble accepting that she was an orphan, more so than her half-brother. she had always felt that Ormir blamed her for their father's death, but at least she knows he loves her. Sadrik has learned very little about Dwarf politics and noble, especially from her father, instead she writes to the Elves and learns of her mother's home, culture, family, history, language and politics.
    ~ Weapons/Other Equipment:
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    ~ Skills/Talents: Swordsman, shield master, blacksmith, hunter, cook and ale brewer.
    ~ Pets/Mounts/Companions: Gorrin (the large boar in the appearance picture)
    ~ Other: Nothing yet


    Accepted Characters (open)

    Teiza (fate) (open)
    Name: Teiza

    Age: 19

    Birthday: October 1, SA 981

    Gender: Female

    Race: Human

    Personality: Teiza is a calm person, who rarely speaks, preferring to not draw attention to herself and remain unnoticed. She is a someone who is kind and polite, however, if pushed to far she will become cold and emotionless, or in some cases, extremely angry. Due to her lack of family, and hard childhood life, she is very protective of those close to her and will do anything to make sure that they are safe.

    Appearance:
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    Birthplace: Vinyalonde

    Home: Vinyalonde

    Social Status: Street Urchin/Commoner

    Relatives: None

    Relationship Status: Single

    Spouse:

    History: Teiza grew up on the streets of Vinyalonde, never once knowing who her parents were. With noone to look after her, except some of the older children who lived on the streets as well some of the storekeepers, she matured quickly. In order to survive she learn how to pickpocket, fight hand-to-hand, how to wield a blade, how to pass by unoticed, and how to get from one place to another in the quickest way possible. As the years continued to pass, and as she grew older, she began to work as a courier, utilizing her skills to earn herself a reputation as one of the best.

    Weapons/ Other Equipment: A sword, a dagger, and throwing knives.

    Skills/Talents: Blades expert, stealth, and rogue (Because that is apparently a talent according to Ichigo).

    Pets/Mounts/Companions: None

    Other: (May add something later)


    Important/Useful Links

    For Timelines:
    http://www.infoplease.com/spot/lotr-timeline2.html (not too specific, but enough to get the right idea)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Arda#Second_Age (fairly specific, scroll up for information about earlier ages)
    http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Timeline/Second_Age (more specific about when important people are born and what they do)

    For Regions:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realms_of_Arda#Second_Age (more information on the regions of Middle-Earth)

    For Language and People/Race Information (if you're interested in it):
    http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Languages_of_Middle-earth (basic language information and history, detailed list of languages at bottom)
    http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Middle-earth#Languages (basic list of languages, people/race information right above this)

    History:
    http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Middle-earth#History_of_Middle-earth (summed up history of all the ages)
     
  2. Name: Faunalyn
    Age:
    Around 2,000 years
    Birthday:
    May fifteenth, err, not sure what year..
    Gender:
    Female
    Race: Elf

    Personality:
    Kind and quiet, graceful as most elves are. But has a fiery spirit, ready for battle when needed.
    Appearance:
    Pale skin that shines like the moon, long, silky, flowing blonde hair in a braid down her back. Eyes that are lighter than baby blue- almost white. She is "perfect" and beautiful, long, slender and graceful in every movement, even in battle. Her voice is smooth, soft, and clear.
    Birthplace:
    Rivendell
    Home:
    Rivendell
    Social Status:
    Royalty, a princess.
    Relatives:
    (Unknown at this time)
    Relationship Status:
    Single.
    Spouse: (leave blank if single, this is also for those dating or engaged)
    History:
    Her parents were killed in a battle when she was a little girl. She's grown up in Rivendell under Elrond's care.
    Weapons/ Other Equipment
    : A bow, arrows, and a long, beautiful sword.
    Skills/Talents: Archer, sword fighter, healer.

    Pets/Mounts/Companions:
    A black horse called "Lunaria".
    Other:
    She can sometimes read minds, and she is very well taught in battle and in healing, along with most history. She's a very intelligent woman.




    Oh man, I hope this is okay.
    D:
     
  3. Everything looks good, but there is one problem, the age and where she was born, the entire timeline and history is less than 3000 years old at this point -at least the dated history-, and Rivendell (Imladris founded by Elrond) was not created until 1697, 697 years after the story begins. Unless you are somehow related to one of the original Elves, Fëanor, more than likely, which is back in the Age of Lamps, the Age of Trees and the time between the Age of Trees and the First Age. Here is a link to a timeline for everything Middle Earth: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/lotr-timeline.html#trees It will help a lot with the times and ages, we're starting at the Second Age 1000
     
  4. Could you err help me out with this? I'm not very good with timelines. D:
    I'm sorry ;-;
     
  5. Hey, sorry, I've been busy with moving to my new school, my first day was today. As for helping with the timeline, ask whatever questions you have, I'll try my best to help.
     
  6. Name: Teiza


    Age: 19

    Birthday: October 1, SA 981

    Gender: Female

    Race: Human

    Personality: Teiza is a calm person, who rarely speaks, preferring to not draw attention to herself and remain unnoticed. She is a someone who is kind and polite, however, if pushed to far she will become cold and emotionless, or in some cases, extremely angry. Due to her lack of family, and hard childhood life, she is very protective of those close to her and will do anything to make sure that they are safe.

    Appearance:
    Assassins_Creed_Wallpaper_1280x1024_wallpaperhere.jpg

    Birthplace: Vinyalonde

    Home: Vinyalonde

    Social Status: Street Urchin/Commoner

    Relatives: None

    Relationship Status: Single

    Spouse:

    History: Teiza grew up on the streets of Vinyalonde, never once knowing who her parents were. With noone to look after her, except some of the older children who lived on the streets as well some of the storekeepers, she matured quickly. In order to survive she learn how to pickpocket, fight hand-to-hand, how to wield a blade, how to pass by unoticed, and how to get from one place to another in the quickest way possible. As the years continued to pass, and as she grew older, she began to work as a courier, utilizing her skills to earn herself a reputation as one of the best.

    Weapons/ Other Equipment: A sword, a dagger, and throwing knives.

    Skills/Talents: Blades expert, stealth, and rogue (Because that is apparently a talent according to Ichigo).

    Pets/Mounts/Companions: None

    Other: (May add something later)
     
  7. Are you still trying to get this one going?