Today I have a very unique sort of challenge for you. I have been asked by an anonymous Game Master to run this peculiar challenge, because they really wanted to see what kind of characters the roleplayers of Iwaku would try to pair with each Princess. They didn't want anyone to be influence by the Player of the princesses, as sometimes you can't help but try to appeal to the player themselves rather than the character. They want to see what you think the Princess herself would be romanced by, and I thought this was a really fun challenge idea. 8D In this challenge, you are creating a PERSONAL GUARD for each princess. You will be designing a character you think pairs well with that princess, and then explain why and how you think those two would fall in love with each other. You can create a match for one princess or ALL the princesses! You can even do more than one if you want to! The reward is a challenge well done, but there is potential that the GM who created these characters might contact you and ask you to play one day if they love your submission. Settings Notes! The setting is "Not China". Basically a fantasy land world with Chinese style and influence. The three princesses are being escorted to a neighboring country for arranged political peace treaty marriages. Your character is a Guard for a Princess. The gender preference has been left neutral for all princess, so you can make a male or a female guard. Magic and non human characters ARE on the table. Meet Your Princesses: Princess A is the Eldest Daughter. A tall, willowy beauty with a frosty demeanor! She takes responsibility and duty very, very seriously and is ready to lecture anyone who'll let her about frivolous behavior. She values honor and loyalty, and absolutely hates false flattery or lying. Once you've lost her trust, it is very difficult to regain it- or even to get her to talk to you. She can be a little haughty and aloof, but she is also fiercely protective of those she loves (even if she doesn't show it) and will coolly and calculatingly DESTROY anyone who hurts them. She's got a good brain for politics and despite her coldness can be highly effective in diplomatic situations. She's wound a little too tight, and although she would scoff at the suggestion, someone needs to teach her to let her hair down once in a while, or at least keep her from being *too* much of a shrew... She enjoys sweet food and drink, intellectual debates, and playing her lute. Princess B is the Middle Daughter. A free spirit full of passion and fire! She seems at times to be simply interested in boys and clothing, but to assume she is frivolous is a grave mistake. Her interest range farther then the mountains and deeper then the ocean, but no body ever cares to talk to her about that, so she instead dreams of freedom from her dull existence and plays the games that are expected of her. Given half a chance she will flirt with any and all, just because she can, and given a full chance she will strip out of her fineries and try something new, be it pottery or archery. Never tell her she can't do something, because she will assure you she can and even if she can't she will try and try again. Her own games with people are just a way to keep those that could hurt her at bay, but it also keeps everyone out. A shallow reflection is all she gives to those that give a fleeing glance. Princess C is the Youngest Daughter. A small, fragile, sweet young girl with delicate sensibilities! She is often considered as spoiled because of her taste in expensive and extravagant things, but she is just drawn to things that she finds beautiful. She loves all things beautiful, shiny, creative, colorful, peaceful, feminine and harmonious. Having a naive disposition, she knows very little about how the bigger world works and believes that everything is inherently good. This belief often leads her to place her trust in the wrong places, or to not understand that some people don't have the best intentions. She is a lady of grace, compassion and poise, tackling difficult situations as a peacemaker and with as much courage as she can muster up. The fact that she has many fears or is quick to cry often lend people to believe that she is too fragile and easily broken, but she has a surprising inner strength and a soft-spoken command. Now Create Your Guard: Use this bio template. Remember, the more details you put in to your character the better! If you want a little help with character development, the Roleplay Institute has a bunch of great workshops and exercises you can borrow information from. [b]Princess you are Wooing:[/b] (A, B, or C!) [b]Character Name:[/b] (Cause you kind need a name.) [b]Gender:[/b] (Handy to know!) [b]General Appearance:[/b] (A description, a picture, or both!) [b]Outward Personality:[/b] (This is the personality everyone sees or assumes about the character.) [b]Inner Personality:[/b] (This is what your character is REALLY like.) [b]Background History:[/b] (Basic background about your character about who they are and where they came from.) [b]How they got this job:[/b] (It might be handy to know!) [b]Why do YOU think this character is perfect for ____ Princess? How do YOU think they might fall for each other?[/b] (Because that is the purpose of this challenge!) GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY PLOTTING!