Character Origination Prompts: Week 30

The Mood is Write

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Invitation Status
Looking for partners
Posting Speed
Multiple posts per day, 1-3 posts per day, One post per day, Multiple posts per week, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female, No Preferences
I'm open to a wide range of genres. Obscenely wide. It's harder for me to list all I do like than all I don't like. My absolute favorite is mixed and multiverse, but I'm not limited to those.

• Mixed Genre
• Multiverse
• High Fantasy
• Hard Fantasy
• Low Fantasy
• OP Fantasy
• Science Fantasy
• Modern Fantasy
• Soft Scifi
• Science Fantasy
• Low Scifi
• OP Science Fantasy
• Modern Realistic (Strict)
• Modern Realistic (Loose)
• Urban Fantasy
• Alternate History (Fantasy Preference)
• Post-Apocalyptic Mixed
• Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
• Post-Apocalyptic Scifi
• Post-Apocalyptic Modern
• Dystopia
• Displacement
• Military
• Dying Earth
• Supernatural
• Drama
• Mystery
• Horror
• Religious
• Crime/Detective
• Parody
• Comedy
• Tragedy
• Romance (Must Include Others)
• Erotic (Must Include Others)
Character Origination Prompts​

Time to make a new character, but you're clueless? Just want to invite a new person to live in your head? Want to round out a character who's been untouched for a while?

This thread is for you and anyone else who feels like doing character work today.

Use as many or as few of the prompts as you like, and create!

How Do I Take Part?​
Each week, I will post three random prompts in line with the title theme: images, text, dialog, links to articles, or other neat things that seem like they could spark new life. I may also include bonus rounds! You can make whatever character you want, and they don't have to fit everything (or anything at all).

I'll provide an (optional) "basic" character sheet that you can use.

Click Here for the Optional Character Sheet
[b]Full Name:[/b]
(Including titles.)

(Including titles that aren't part of formal address.)

(Could include a few notes on if they're variant or unusual.)

(Don't be afraid to be descriptive!)

(Actual and/or apparent.)

(Gender, physical sex, and preferences.)

(Color, shape, position...)

(Color and style.)

(Facial and skin descriptions. Eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows, etc.)


(Bone structure, musculature, amount of fat, body shape—this is great for giving an idea of history and personality.)

(What do they wear?)

[b]Body Mods:[/b]
(Scars, tattoos, piercings, prosthetics, and more.)

(What do people think when they encounter this character the first time?)

(Describe the tone, manner, volume, and more about how a character communicates: should include any nonverbal communication methods too!)

(Big or small, what frightens the character?)

[b]Motivation:[/b] (One of the two links below might be helpful.)


[b]Virtues:[/b] (Definitions below, pick however many fit and describe how, if you are so inclined.)
Chastity ([i]Castitas[/i])
A habit of controlling inappropriate physical desires and impulses.
Temperence ([i]Temperantia[/i])
Attentiveness to one's needs, with restraint from wasteful excess.
Charity ([i]Caritas[/i])
Willingly giving of the self to ensure others' happiness and health.
Diligence ([i]Industria[/i])
The habit for performing work with perseverance, honesty, and care.
Patience ([i]Patientia[/i])
The ability to forgive and eagerness to seek paths toward harmony.
Kindness ([i]Humanitas[/i])
The sharing of one's skills and possessions for the sake of others.
Humility ([i]Humilitas[/i])
Prioritizing of other individuals and the community above oneself.

[b]Vices:[/b] (Definitions below, pick however many fit and describe how, if you are so inclined.)
Lust ([i]Luxuria[/i])
The lack of self-control over one's bodily desires and urges.
Gluttony ([i]Gula[/i])
Overindulgence and overconsumption to the point of waste or harm.
Greed ([i]Avaritia[/i])
A disproportionate valuing of material wealth and its acquisition.
Sloth ([i]Acedia[/i])
Habitual apathy or aversion to effort that results in detriment.
Wrath ([i]Ira[/i])
Uncontrolled urges that encourage one to harm to others and self.
Envy ([i]Invidia[/i])
Sad or resentful desire toward traits or possessions of another.
Pride ([i]Superbia[/i])
Obsession with one's own superiority to the detriment of others.

(What they're good at.)

(What they're not good at.)

(Habits and other little things.)

[b]Racial Details:[/b]
(Optional details about the character's race.)


(Write a brief backstory.)

(You can include something meant to catch interest here.)

  1. Far future setting, in the outskirts of a population center.
  2. They farm, despite it being unneeded.
  3. They have a constant companion.

Bonus Rounds:
  • They really, really like farming.
  • Animals are their favorite thing.


Invitation Status
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day
Online Availability
After lunch (noon - 2:00), and evenings after 8:30
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Female
Romance, Fantasy, Tudor, Historical, Magical
Full Name: Everest Long

Nicknames: Ev, Longjohns

Species: Human

Occupation: He's a farmer pure and simple

Age: 35

Sexuality: Never been married and people speculate a LOT of things because of it, he however never speaks much about it

Eyes: Brown which he feels is part of the fact of his calling to work the land and have the soil in his hands, they have a sleepy look to them since his upper lids tend to droop over his eyes a bit.

Hair: Also brown and generally unkempt from the wind and sweat of working out in the elements.

Features: He's deeply tanned except in the bitterest cold of winter when his skin tends t lighten up a little bit, and he has a few more wrinkles than most his age because of the time he spends in the sun during planting and harvest seasons. His hands are rough and calloused from that rigors of his chosen profession as well.

Height: almost 6 feet but not quite

Build: While his skin and hands suffer from his work, his body does not. He has toned and lithe muscles that are only obtained from physical work. He's not afraid to show them either, though there is generally noone around to notice. He does work in just his jeans and boots a good deal of the summer no shirt to be seen.

Outfit: Jeans and boots, in the colder months a flannel shirt

Impression: Most people take him for a fool for many reasons

Voice: He doesn't talk much but when he does he's known to have a nice baritone voice, some say they hear singing when they pass his place.

Fears: None to speak of, he's a content fellow

Motivation: He loves the sense of accomplishment his work brings, which is something no one but him seems to understand.


Virtues: (Definitions below, pick however many fit and describe how, if you are so inclined.)



Strengths: Hard working, sees things through til they are done, has a way with plants and animals, gentle

Weaknesses: Sometimes wishes he had more things like other people, lonely and sometimes allows that to cause him to make odd decisions.

Quirks: Sings to the plants and the animals


History: Everest Long was born to explorer parents. They'd been maping out remote villages in Africa, and searching for lost tribes in the many and sundry islands of Vanautu. He'd grown up eating off the land and being out doors. When his father was taken ill and tragically died, he and his mother returned to their home town of Houston, Texas. She'd been given a comfortable place that her uncle had offered. A barn that had been turned into an apartment. Her uncle had been a farmer ages ago, but now that the government was paying him to let the land lie fallow, he was sitting back and enjoying the life of a retired man, though he was only fifty or so. They lived there all through Everest's formative years and though it was not longer a working farm, Everest still planted a garden for he and his mother. By the time Everest graduated college there were no gentleman farmers left, all farms were automated in every way. Still, he's worked all through college and saved money to buy land, and he'd decided to buy his uncle's land and keep it in the family. His uncle sold all of it to him for every cent he'd saved, which Everest had unwisely revealed. He'd been farming it even though the government kept offering to pay him to leave the ground fallow. He'd always politely decline and if he couldn't sell everything he'd donate to shelters and even sent some out of the country. He made most of his living from the breeding and studding of his animals which were unusually healthy and strong. People began to wonder about Ev living all alone out of town, but he didn't mind that too much. He was happy to sit and sing to the animals and whittle on the porch. No one bothered him and he had no stress. I He figured he had this whole life thing figured out.

Hook/Summary: The problem with Ev's philosophy was that it angered the politicians who were trying to control what people ate, thought and did. So, unbeknownst to Ev a group started to plot his downfall...
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