The Next Queen of Ranthrok!

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by LadyHarpy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Game Masters: LadyHarpy
    Accepting New Characters: Yes!
    Posting Expectations: Please be able to post as often as possible, to the point of us being able to go back and forth easily. If you have a problem with this I understand, just please inform me of your post abilities. Also, I ask that you say goodbye if you plan to leave soon, I don't want to be left hanging.
    Rating: possibly R because of future
    Genre: Romantic Comedy of magic, royalty and the common folk.
    Atmosphere/Mood: Romantic, Serious, Comedic, Adventerous,
    Plot Flow: Linear.
    Basic Plot: Ember, a loud and kooky girl, is magically summoned by a wizard from another world. However, she is definately not what they was looking for at all, in fact they was looking for a potential bride for his king! The wizard, lost at what to do since they cannot send her back, begs her to attempt to woo the king, if not for her own servival in this world but for the fact that both their lives could be on the line if she doesn't! Without much of a choice and completely at a lose at what to do with herself otherwise, she agrees. The compitition will be fierce and the candidates will definately play dirty to score the role of queen, but with her modern mind, the help of a clumsy wizard, and her sheer determination she will definately become the next great queen of Ranthork, if not for her own servival then defiantely for the cake...
    Characters being played:
    Ember,The Heroin and A Bridal Contestant: played by LadyHarpy
    Vellious Leaf-Cutter, The Wizard: played by Boss Frost
    Lady Alariel Rochelle, Chaperon of the Competition: played by Diana Notacat
    Dmitri Elric,The King: played by Fluffy <3
    Gawain d'Cavalier,The Court Bard: played by Darth Seiji
    Cymbal Tothmer, A Bridal Contestant: played by Ocha Hou-ou
    Sarrin Remistyr, King's Military Advisor: played by Kawauso
    Sir Marcus Tarant, Knight: played by SpammyV
    Serazel Elenzio, A Bridal Contestant: played by SpammyV
    Renna Sadriste, A Bridal Contestant: played by Kitti
    Characters available:(small discrptions where added for the sake of giving people an idea of those characters, however feel free to mold your character however you like.)
    The Royal Court, the people behind the idea of the compititon.
    The Bridal Candidates, the crazy, wealth, and even desperate women trying to get into the kings pants.

    Please fill out a character sheet from below and post it in this forum! If you have any opinion or ideas you'd like to add also feel free to write them along with your stats!

    GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
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  2. GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
    Character Name: Ember Carriway
    Gender: Female
    Species/Race: Human
    Age: 19
    Birthplace/World: Erath, America, Chicago
    Occupation/School/Grade: Freshman in college/ bridal contestant
    More: Her attitude towards life is constantly cheerful and optimistic, even in her current situation. She tries to do her best and prove her points with physical evidence whenever she can, otherwise she tosses her common sense to the wind and jumps into the fray. She believes in love and often finds herself trying to convice the king to stop the compititon instead of trying to woo him like she is meant to
    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    General Appearance: She is tall and lanky, her figure more like a skiny boy than an actual girl. The only thing she has to show she is a girl is a wide set of child baring hips, other wise she is very lacking in the curves department. She has a wide inviting smile that never seems to go away and bright blue eyes that dig into anything they look at. Her hair is, more often than not, a frizzy mass usually tied back in a pony tail or messy bun, it is never strightened and if it is it usually doubles in lenght, though that doesn't last very long before it poofs once more. She dresses usually in commoner clothing, according to the kingdoms standards, which is a high waisted skirt that goes down to her ankles and a simple long sleeved blouse with a high collar. the colors can vary day by day but the outfit usually stays the same.
    Strengths: She is confident in everything she does and says, even if she is wrong. This means she is either very certain about herself...or very stupid. She can also makes friends easily, even if they are meant to be enemies, and so she can get help from just about anywhere if she needs it.
    Weaknesses: She is very clumsy, and often falls face first onto the ground. She also talks very loudly and sometimes her voice can be very annoying, even though she doesn't mean for it to be.
    More: She loves to look at jewelry, not wear it. The only acception is any type of hair piece she can use to keep her hair contained.
    HISTORIC BACKGROUND
    General History: She was born and raised in the general area of Chicago. She spent most of her life hanging out in the 'bad side' of town since most of her friends were from there. Her kookiness came from years of mixed points of view due to heavy influences from her strict father and hippie-artist mother as well as her hispanic and african american friends. She always tried to be friends with everyone which often left her in the middle when it came to fights. This often made her have periods in her life where there were no friends at all. When highschool came around she was better off since her strange attitude toward life and bright hyper personality attracted only one group of friends instead of the millions she had before. She was an average student in highschool, passing all her classes with A's and B's and joining clubs whenever she could. She eventually granduated and started to go to community college, taking her basics and studying to become an author.
    Present Life: She now lives in the Kingdom of Ranthork, competing with other women to win the place of Queen and marry the king. She spends her days and nights at the castle, living in one of the many extra rooms along with a few other competitors. She reads and studies up on current events as well as the history of the kingdom in hopes of attracting the interest of the king, though usually the topic always drifts back into canceling the competition...
     
  3. I-I kind of really love this idea.

    I don't know what to be though...
     
  4. I'm glad you find it interesting!

    As for you character, feel free to do as you like with them once you choose.
     
  5. Considering the Wizard, and turning him into a doddering old man of Sword in the Stone variety!
     
  6. That would be great! I'd certainly get a kick out of it.
     
  7. If there re no objections from Seiji or Harpy, I'd like to be the Wizard!

    GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

    Character Name: Vellious Leaf-Cutter
    Gender: Male
    Species/Race: Yne
    Age: 23
    Birthplace/World: Darkest Grove of the Royal Woods
    Occupation/School/Grade:Royal Wizard
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    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    General Appearance: A member of the Yne race of faeries, Vellious is about waist-high to a normal human being. While humanoid in shape, he is covered in short, strangely colored fur - white, with blue stripes. His head is foxlike, though his tail is that of a scorpion's. A pair of antlers rests upon his head.
    Strengths: He's fast of reflexes... and quick on his feet.
    Weaknesses: His bright coloration makes it hard to hide - his antlers get stuck on things - his short stature makes him hard to take seriously - farmers mistrust him entirely - often asked to 'point that tail elsewhere' - foxlike musk - lack of physical strength.
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    HISTORIC BACKGROUND
    General History: Vellious was the son to the previous court wizard - the great mage, Fortenus Water-Delver. Fortenus and Vesu (Vellious' mother) had met in the royal woods one day and hit it off - they were soon married, and had a single child... since his father was busy in court, Vesu raised the child. Like most fae creatures, Vellious was enamored with the natural world, and beauty... soon, he began to use his natural magic to introduce beauty into the world. Encouraged by his mother, he became skilled at the art of entertaining magic... illusions.

    His father, however, disapproved of the "art" of illusion, considering it wasteful. When he was old enough, Fortenus would bright Vellious into the court with him, to witness the proceedings and show him the greater - more impressive side - of magic. Vellious had been more fascinated with the size of humans... and their physique. Unlike the Yne, who are made of mismatched animal parts, humans seemed to be a variety of shapes, sizes, widths, appearances, social standings... it was all fascinating, and while he had taken it in stride...

    He preferred entertaining the humans with the beautiful art of Illusion. So when his father passed away, Vellious had learned no "useful" magics to the court... This did not stop the King from placing Vellious as the new Court Wizard, despite his protests... everyone was certain that the son of so powerful a magic-user would have access to powerful magic as well!

    When the task of finding a bride came about, Vellious was pressed to use his magic... even throughout, he attempted to explain that he was an illusionist and had no such power... No one believed him, and - in a panic - he reached out with his power and dragged some poor girl from another world into this one.

    Present Life: Feeling horrible guilt over his failure, and genuine worry for the girl, Vellius is going to try his hardest to make sure it works out... though his skill is in Illusions and art, he wants something he does to go right for once. He spends most of his time with Ember, trying to coax her to learn about the world, and introduce her to etiquette... While only a child himself, he wants what's best for the kingdom, and hopes that... even if she isn't picked, she'd be able to function alright in society.
     
  8. I couldn't resist. >>;

    GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
    Character Name: Lady Alariel Rochelle
    Gender: Female
    Species/Race: Human
    Age: 25
    Birthplace/World: Ferath, family owned lands part of the King's Country.
    Occupation: Heiress
    Personality: A true lady. She is calm, serene, and confident. Soft spoken and gentle. Alariel is kind and respectful to everyone, regardless of station. She feels it's more important to keep things civil than to make a lot of waves and risk upsetting people. ...However, there are many things she finds distasteful. Such as bawdiness or bullies. She won't hesitate to mention her displeasure about it, even if she's chiding you in quiet tones. She holds her temper VERY well until a hot button is pressed or she finally cracks, then her yelling is surprisingly loud! Alariel gets very embarrassed by "intimate" topics and doesn't want to hear a word about them!

    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    General Appearance: Well groomed and lovely, Alariel is the quintessential lady in both beauty and style. Wavy ebony hair that falls past the shoulders. Bright blue eyes and a face that makes her look a few years younger than her actual age. With a narrow waistline and a moderate bust coupled with a short stature at 4'10", she could be mistaken for a child easily. Her elegant clothing usually makes up for it, though. She favors pale colors and soft lightweight fabrics.
    Strengths: When necessary, her voice can carry very well. She's well versed in fencing and practices a small bit of healing magics.
    Weaknesses: She's a tiny little lady with a fragile body and doesn't do well with high heat or extreme cold.

    HISTORIC BACKGROUND
    General History: Alariel is the only living heir to the Rochelle bloodline and last to carry it's name. Generations ago, her ancestor was graced with the title of Knight to the King. Since then her family has lived well and prosperous on their lands, giving their aid and loyalty to the reigning King. But their family has been very unsuccessful in baring children, having them dwindle in numbers over the years. When her parents passed far too early from illness, it was a sad day. But Alariel has since taken up the family business and handles the very unique task of providing safe haven for endangered magical creatures. It's her life and she loves it dearly!

    Present Life: These days, Alariel has moved in to the castle to help chaperon the Queen Competition. Having ZERO desire to marry the King herself (she has no fondness for the man whatsoever), she still feels it her duty to make sure he marries a proper wife. The fate of the entire kingdom's future rests on a stable marriage. It has to be the right kind of woman for the right kind of reasons. Alariel is hoping a choice will be made as soon as possible so she can return home without worries.
     
  9. At Boss Frost: I love what you did with the wizard, I totally approve if you were worried about it!

    At Diana Notacat: I love the character you made~ can't wait to get things started so I can have Ember hang out with her.
     
  10. If no one else wants the King's role, I'll dew it. :]
     
  11. Oh my gosh! I would love you forever Fluffy if you did that 8D <3 <3 <3
     
  12. GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

    Character Name:
    King Dmitri Elric

    Gender:
    Male

    Species/Race:
    Human

    Age:
    25

    Birthplace/World:
    Ranthrok

    Occupation/School/Grade:
    King of Ranthrok

    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

    General Appearance:
    I couldn't resist... (open)
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    HELLO, HEATH~


    Strengths:
    Ever since he was ten, he was trained in swordsmanship and marksmanship, therefore he's very skillful with a blade and a bow. He is also very wise for his age since he's always in pursuit of more knowledge. The size of his personal library is impressive. Dmitri can also take a lot of physical abuse. Once you tear through his armour, you'll have to tear through the stone-like body of his.

    Weaknesses:
    Magic tends to be his downfall in combat. A shield can protect against magic for so long, but his persistence never stops him from trying, even when he knows he'll lose. The weakest spot on Dmitri's body is his lower back, where there is a nasty scar. It's a forever extra sensitive area due to a grave end in a battle he was involved with.

    HISTORIC BACKGROUND

    General History:
    Dmitri was always busy as a child, either with his studies or his combat training. The boy was always eager to learn more, no matter what the subject was. Since he's royalty, people would spread false rumours about him, saying that he prefers a certain type of woman and he would treat her like dirt. It wasn't fair, since he wasn't anything like his Father, whom degraded women. Whenever Dmitri was brought a woman, he'd simply take care of her and let her leave, with hopes that they would change those rumours around.

    Once his parents passed away, Dmitri was left to take control of the kingdom. It couldn't be done on his own, though. He needed a bride that he could trust to rule with him. It wasn't his idea to hold a competition in order to decide this, but he went along with it anyway. He was much too busy with his kingly duties to pay much attention to it.

    Present Life:
    The King rules with an iron fist, but has promised change to his people. Now that he doesn't have time to read or socialize, he's grown a tad depressed. Dmitri is hoping that marrying his future Queen will improve his life, as well as make his kingdom happy. Since he's quite the reader, he is quite the romantic. He dearly hopes to meet someone that genuinely loves him, who he may love in return.
     
  13. GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

    Character Name:
    Gawain d'Cavalier

    Gender:
    Male

    Species/Race:
    Human

    Age:
    25

    Birthplace/World:
    Ranthrok

    Occupation/School/Grade:
    Court Bard


    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS


    General Appearance:
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    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 170 lbs.
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Skin: Fair, smooth
    Build: Thin, athletic


    Strengths:
    Athletic and dexterous, Gawain is capable of all sort of physical feat. He can tumble upon stone without showing a sign of hurt, and balance himself on the tip of a spear. Gawain is a capable swordsman, but his real martial talent lies within knives.

    Weaknesses:
    While athletic and having a great deal of stamina, Gawain lacks the kind of physical strength that most warriors take pride in.


    HISTORIC BACKGROUND

    General History:
    Gawain was trained from an early age to be a performer. Both of his parents were actors and music-spinners, and they trained him very thoroughly to follow their footsteps.

    Starting out on the circuit as a tumbler and juggler, Gawain felt he was destined for more. That he could do more! He climbed the ladder in his parent's performing troupe, but he was still unsatisfied with what he accomplished with them.

    When a Royal Announcement called out for open trials for a Royal Birthday Celebration, Gawain jumped at the chance. He performed his heart out, combining song and music and poetry with acrobatics and even stage combat, all a one man show. Following this performance, and before leaving the castle, he was given the chance--no, demanded to be-- one of the King's personal Court Bards.

    Present Life:

    While he performs at all of the King's celebrations, he also attends all manner of courtly functions to act as, surprisingly, a comical negotiator. He also serves as the King's secret spy; no one suspects the flute-player!
     
  14. I really really tried to resist. Damn it!

    GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
    Character Name: Cymbal Tothmer
    Gender: Female
    Species/Race: Human
    Age: 17
    Birthplace/World: Norwood Estate in the snowy mountain forrest of Ranthrok
    Occupation/School/Grade: bridal candidate
    More: With such cold physical traits one expects her to be mostly an intellectual. Actually she's very passionate, but has learned to show what people expect of her. Her own personal dream is more inline with the desires of a artist then a noblewoman.
    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    General Appearance: Long, tall, and thin, with just enough curves to prove she's a woman. This porcelain skinned maiden looks to be more a carving from ice with her pale silken hair and frosty blue eyes. The low country is very warm to her and she often dresses in silks. She misses her large fur coat and fur trimmed boots and hat.
    Strengths: With the uncanny ability to tell when people are lying, she seems unswayed by emotional outbursts. Though skilled in archery and horseback riding most of what she learned was the fine arts a lady should know, such as needle point, singing, and painting.
    Weaknesses: She is prone to a strange malay that causes her to black out. This is a recent occurrence and she is finding it is starting to take longer to recover after an attack. This frightens her greatly. Beyond this she also has a mild case of claustrophobia due to an incident in her youth. She doesn't do well in sweltering heat also, being use to the cooler air of the high lands of Norwood.
    More:
    HISTORIC BACKGROUND
    General History: Norwood is a backwater. There is very little in the way of culture there and it's main purpose is to be there to keep back the invading hordes of barbarians. Some would say the people of Norwood are little better. They are a battle ready bunch, who are proud of their traditions.

    The Lord-Chief Tothmer, Cymbal's father, lost his first wife shortly after the birth of his first child, a daughter. Soon after he had a new wife from the low country brought up to Norwood. Cymbal's mother faired only slight better then the first wife, dying when Cymbal was seven and her brother three. Marrying again, Cymbal's step-mother has yet to produce any children and there seems little love between her and her husband. While her elder sister was raised primarily by her maternal grandmother, and her younger brother by their step mother, Cymbal was unofficial the responsibility of the court bard of the house.

    Though trained in all the things a lady of Norwood as well as of Ranthrok in general should know, she was tutored by a bard, and music, art, and stories ruled her life.

    Present Life: The Lord-Chief would like to have more influence. He would like to see his son in the position of more power someday. To have his daughter become queen would be an ideal situation. Also considering that the old bard has recently died and the new one is too close to age to his daughter, and there are more advantages prospects for her, it is best to send her away a while until something can be arranged should she not be chosen. He would be very disappointed in her if she did not become queen however. Cymbal does not want to be in the capital, at the palace, but she will not dishonor her father. She will do her best to be the type of woman the king wishes to marry. She is not there for fun and has no desire to make friends with the other competitors.
     
  15. Lovin' these characters! Now as soon as the character sheets are all filled in and such I'd like to talke with you all about how we're going to do posts and such so that no one if left out or forgotten. Also I'd like to hear any ideas you have for the RP or if there is something that you think would be interesting to see.

    Oh, and just throwing this out there, but if you want or feel like making a second character please go ahead and do so, but please only have two...we wouldn't want only one person controlling half the characters.

    Anyway, can't wait to get this started guys, feel free to advertise the RP if you want, the more characters we have the more fun I think It could be!

    P.S. If you have any questions you'd like to ask but not put in here then just send me a message and I'll try to answer it for you.
     
  16. I'd just like to say that I'll have two sheets filled out for this real quick-like.
     
  17. At SpammyV: Awesome, can't wait to see them!
     
  18. Mind if I make a royal advisor?
     
  19. At Fuyu no okami: Certainly, go right ahead and do it.
     
  20. GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
    Character Name: Sarrin Remistyr
    Gender: Male
    Species/Race: Night elf
    Age: 248
    Birthplace/World: Ranthrok
    Occupation/School/Grade: Soldier/Military advisor
    More: has been the kingdoms military advisor for over one hundred years. He has always had a close friendship with each king he has served under
    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    General Appearance: Sarrin is very tall and slim. he is a typical Night elf, Obsidian black hair and skin, as well as snow white eyes, that appear irisless. He generally wears a green outfit, with a typical elven curved sword at his waist.
    Strengths: Sarrin is a brilliant tactician. he has fought in several wars. he is also a practitioner of the mysterious shadow magic. he is very skilled with the blade as well as the bow. he is always calm and collected and looks at both sides of every problem.
    Weaknesses: Sarrin is a warrior/magic prodigy, but he lacks most social skills. he doesn't understand human(or even elven for that matter) interaction.
    More:
    HISTORIC BACKGROUND
    General History: sarrin was born to a tribe of Night elves who owed their alegiance to the king. When Sarrin was a boy he was taught the human hated traditions of shadowmagic, in anticipation that he would become the tribes mage. he was drafted into the military though. After a very short war, he reenlisted and continued to fight for the kingdom. his prowess quickly elevated him to general, adn then to become the kings top military advisor. Sarrin was also responsible for King Elric's training when he was young.
    Present Life: Sarrin tries to constantly keep the king from making any foolish choices. he would hate to see king Elric marry the wrong person, becuase he had let his passions overwhelm logic.

    ( I didn't elaborate too much because I figured he would be a somewhat more minor character.)