Exploring the Past

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Layne, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Character Exercise: Exploring the Past!

    In most character sheets, there is a place for a short biography or a brief history. Sometimes people overlook this or just add in something random that they saw from the setting of the roleplay they intend to join. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but adding depth to the history of your character will make it much easier to get into their head later. For example, if your character's entire family was killed by assassins and was suddenly introduced to a man who was a known killer, I imagine their reaction would be different than a person who had never known death.

    Your job is to look at the picture provided and come up with a character sheet. All of the normal sections must be included: Name, age, etc. Do not forget the history! Put down whatever comes to mind when you see the picture. Don't be afraid to get creative! This is roleplay, not reality.

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  2. Re: Character Exercise: Exploring the Past

    Name: Annie-lee Ave Mernyl
    Age: 29
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Warmhearted person that wants everyone well, she doesn't like people that does wrong and wants them to be punished. Follows her heart.
    History:
    She grew up on the country side with her father and mother and older brother. Already as a child she was fascinating for many men because of her beautiful face. And as she grew older the beauty she possessed grew with her. When she became a teenager she fell in love with a guy that lived close to them. Even though he didn't have any money or status her parents still thought he would be good for her and didn't mind them getting married in the future.

    But some years later when she still hadn't married the man she had fallen in love with another man approached her. He were a prince from their kingdom and he had heard about her beauty and wanted her as a bride. Annie-lee wouldn't accept him as her husband and when she refused him her parents also did, they wanted her to be happy and not marry someone she didn't want. But the prince came back many times and told her to marry him. In the beginning he bought her expensive things and told her that it could all be hers if she married him. But she refused every time. Then he started to threaten her by telling her that he would hurt her family. But she still refused thinking that he would never do such a thing.

    One day when she came back from running an errand for her father she noticed from far away her house that there came smoke from where she lived. She started to run towards her house just to come in time to see her house break down due to the fire. Her parents didn't make it out. The prince had done as he had told her. But now he could not take anything away from her because she didn't have anything, so when he came to ask for her hand again she refused. He left the broken hearted girl where she was and went back to his palace.

    When Annie-lee were able to get herself together again she searched after the man she had been in love with for so long, she wanted to get away from there before the prince came back and she wanted her beloved to come with her. But he were no where to be found, little did she know that the prince had taken her beloved and put him in a cellar where he was being tortured for taking the prince's possession. Even though she weren't his wife yet the prince still saw her as his own.

    Just some days after Annie-lee had started to search after her beloved a man came up to her telling her that the man were in the castle with the prince and if she wanted to see him again she would follow him. She had no choice but to go with the stranger to the castle. When she came to the castle she demanded to get to see her beloved but the prince told her that only after the marriage could she meet him. She accepted to marry him because she didn't want her love to die as her parents did. It only took some days before they had been wed. As fast as no people were around she demanded to see her beloved, but then she was told that he had died during the torture and now already were buried deep into the ground.

    She grieved for her beloveds death for weeks, she wouldn't speak to anyone and she didn't eat for days in a row and she did barely sleep. But soon a plan took form in her head, she were going to avenge her beloved. She started to talk again, eat again, and sleep again, and when the prince thought that she actually had accepted him she poisoned him. She put a deadly poison on her lips and kissed the prince, then he died in his sleep. Everyone thought that he had become sick and died a natural death, so no one knew that she were the guilty one.

    Because the prince didn't have any sons nor daughters nor brothers there was no other to succeed the throne than Annie-lee. At the age of 29 she became the queen, the king had died of a heart attack and Annie-lee still didn't have a husband to take the thrown nor children. The prince had taken everything away from her, so now she had taken everything from him.