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on: September 23, 2013 06:01
It struck me today that I am in need of a nice, quiet role-play. The first for me in years! I've a general idea of which direction I'd like to start in, but the rest are details I haven't taken the time to sort out. This is very hasty on my part, but I feel an urge to begin a quality thread.

Bear with me now.

I've the idea of a mid-life crisis. Or the Middle-earth variant of it. A group of warriors, scholars, craftsmen, everymen, or what-have-you who are unsatisfied with their lives. That's where you would come in. A weary blacksmith of many winters who has grown quite tired of his daily tasks, yearning instead of adventures from old-times. Or a young woman, fresh from the infantry ranks and quite disenchanted with semi-urban life in Minas Tirith.

I'm not so worried about the specifics of characters, so feel free to go wild there as long as it stays within the bounds of Tolkien's universe. What does concern me is the setting...



Roughly 119 years in the Fourth Age, nigh on the end of King Aragorn's reign. Gondor has prospered from years of making war on the Southrons and bands of rogue orcs, as well as the taming of the North. Arnor and Gondor are massive centers for culture and economy. Edoras has expanded rapidly, as the whole of Rohan. Men of Dale have continued to settle Eastwards, overtaking lands abandoned by Dwarves as the latter takes up stronghold in the deep of the White Mountains. The forests are beginning to wane as the time of the Elves winds swiftly down. Even Mirkwood begins to dwindle back to the domain of wildlife.

It is the Age of Man. There is work to be done, money to be made, and land to claim. An entire generation has passed and with it, the sense of safety that came with Sauron's defeat.The elation from victory in the War of the Ring has long faded in the world of men and many both old and young begin to look forward as complacency begins to dissolve. Men are beginning to grow restless without the threat of a Dark Lord brimming on the horizon.

This is where our characters would come in. I'd like to start in rebuilt city of Osgiliath. I like the idea of a city with a river. Which would help bring our characters to the second city I'd like them to end up at: Annuminas. Arnor is repopulated and Annuminas rebuilt as well.


This is where things get hazy. I've only a setting in mind. I enjoy the idea of a rebuilt, but gloomy looking Osgiliath that drives (in addition to factors unknown) our native Human or immigrated Elf or Dwarf or Hobbit characters to new opportunities in the Northern Kingdom.

So it's all quite flexible and I have no real expectations as this is my first time back to CoE since the influx during the trilogy.


Let us create.
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on: September 23, 2013 06:32
I found the idea very interesting! I really can’t decide which character I should create. A dwarvish maiden of Erebor, with her thoughts long lost in the Misty Mountains an seeing no place as a home; or a young woman who was born in Minas Tirith but never saw anything beyond it.
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on: September 23, 2013 07:08
I'm glad someone does! *crickets chirping*

Both of your characters seem okay. Might be easier to integrate with the woman in Minas Tirith. Maybe she's forced to move to Osgiliath?

The possibilities are endless.
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on: September 24, 2013 12:50
That sounds so awesome! Can anyone join?
Please Please Please?
If I can, I would be a teenage girl working as a maid, and unsatisfied with the lack of freedom she has for being young, and a girl.
If anyone had happened to look out of a window on the east side of the palace, they might have noticed two figures in the darkness, dancing in a square bordered by living plants, out of time with the dancers inside but perfectly in time with each other.
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on: September 24, 2013 04:38
EVERYONE CAN JOIN!!!

And it sounds like you have a very good character model already. In which case we might just start with the three of us, and add the others in later.


ALSO!
I have thought of another plot point to add in. PLAGUE! Perhaps the motivation for our characters leaving Osgiliath is a plague spreading from incoming ships on the Anduin? It is just an idea, thought it might be interesting to play out.
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on: September 24, 2013 04:59
Great great! My young woman is daughter of the captain of the army so she's used to fight, yet she doesn't have any freedom. I'll create a profile for her. Maybe I'll edit it later. When you create the thread please tell us

Name: Scarlett
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Age: 23
Location: Minas Tirith
Weapons: Sword and dagger
Personality: Cold, wary, kind when needed
Appearance: Long straight auburn hair, pale skin and green eyes.
Family: Father: Seth (captain of Gondor)
Mother: Stella
History: Scarlett was born in Minas Tirith. Her father, Seth was the captain of Gondor’s army even though it was quite inactive due the end of the war. However, she never left the city since her father didn’t allow her to. She has fighting skills learnt from her family yet never used on real battle. Her mother, Stella is one of the humans responsible for the Healing Houses and she learnt some medicine there, too.
Scar has no friends because of her personality and she’s like a caged bird, waiting for the first opportunity to fly away.

[Edited on 09/25/2013 by Ella]
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on: September 24, 2013 08:38
Gonna use a standard character sheet here. I can post more information if necessary.

Name: Merenor, son of Montagna
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Age: 29
Height: 6'2
Description: Tall, with broad, rounded shoulders and long, relatively lean limbs and musculature. Strong chin, sprouting beard and mustache, with high cheekbones and rich brown eyes underneath a neatly cut head of black hair. Darker skin tone of one who has spent many summers in the sweltering heat of Southern Gondor.
Armaments: Merenor has limited weapons training, with the exception of the short sword. He is quite skilled and has a background in close quarters combat, as is taught to all enlisted.
Brief history: Merenor spent his youth in the upper levels of Minas Tirith, courtesy of a wealthy political father. He spent the usual summers in various activities of a militaristic fashion, as did the majority of boys. After a brief education with city scribes, the young Merenor was enlisted into the Guard. His tenure was swift, raucous, and renowned. He was not a man of patience in his early years and took orders poorly. Despite these drawbacks, Merenor learned quickly. Tactics quickly became second nature to him, as did the short sword's deft movements. However, after a considerable number disciplinary actions, he soon discovered that his talents could earn him a living. Pirating. It was still heavily practiced in the deep coves and cliffs of the mouth of Anduin. Merenor spent the last seven years of his life in the profession...
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on: September 24, 2013 10:05
http://www.councilofelrond.com/forum/thread/36586/

The first post is up! I don't go into much detail for my character's intro and I ended it quickly, but I'm in a bit of a hurry. I'll check back tomorrow for replies.
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on: September 25, 2013 01:44
Thank you! I don't have time to put up character details just now, but I will do so when I get a chance.
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on: September 28, 2013 05:35
Eldarion, I'm assuming you have not read the Rules and Guidelines that apply to this forum, particularly this one. I will have to move this RPG to Tolkien Related.

Ella, One of the rules that applies to your game playing is that you are only responsible for moving your own character, never someone else's. I've noticed that you have a habit of speaking for/moving other characters to make them end up where you decide they should. This is a no-no. You have no idea where the original char wishes to be or what he/she wants to do. Ergo, please cease from making your char speak for/move another's char.
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on: September 28, 2013 06:30
I'm really sorry, you're right. I though when someone was willing to go somewhere it was okay to "bring" that person along.
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on: September 29, 2013 09:43
I was unaware moderators were so touchy in the CoE's waning years. But by all means, move it if need be.
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on: September 29, 2013 09:58
Name: Fay
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Age: 17
Location: Osgiliath
Personality: Hard-working but also adventurous and slightly wild. Considered odd, so is quite withdrawn.
Appearance: Wild, long blonde hair, grey-blue eyes. Wears pale grey rags.
History: A peasant. Lives in a small cottage with another poor family. Mother died when she was a young girl. Worked as a maid for five years.
If anyone had happened to look out of a window on the east side of the palace, they might have noticed two figures in the darkness, dancing in a square bordered by living plants, out of time with the dancers inside but perfectly in time with each other.
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on: September 29, 2013 11:26
Eldarion, The same rules have been in place since 2006....where have you been? *smiles*
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on: September 29, 2013 11:45
Eldarion, do you mind if this last post keep this way and I'll never do it again in the following ones?
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on: September 29, 2013 07:11
Don't mind at all. I've enjoyed your posts anyways.
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on: October 24, 2013 07:02
Please tell me this RP thread is not dead!
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on: October 24, 2013 07:31
I can't think of anything to post... (Plus I have been away for a while) But I will post when I think of something.
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on: October 24, 2013 07:54


[Edited on 10/24/2013 by HuldahMaria]
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on: October 25, 2013 05:50
Eldarion is supposed to be next so I think we should wait for him...
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on: October 26, 2013 07:18
I read the RP and thought it would be a good one to write in. I hope it doesn't fall to the plague.... I'll consider joining if its still a viable tale.
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on: October 26, 2013 07:38
Well, I would love to have more people joining... but I think the choice is Eldarion's.
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on: October 26, 2013 08:09
Eldarion hasn't posted in nearly a month. Since this was their baby, it is likely dead. I may write a character entry anyway. If it don't go anywhere, it still helps me as I could use some year 119 development in one of my character's timeline.
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on: November 11, 2013 01:30
Is this thread still dead? It sounds very intesting to me, and I would love to join in! I wasn't sure if any of you had decided to continue on with it without Eldarion.
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on: November 12, 2013 04:46
I considered it, but didn't see a point in investing in the character development if the creator is AWOL and others don't want to post without them. I think its death had to do with the thread being moved from one forum to another.

[Edited on 11/12/2013 by Arveleg]
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on: November 12, 2013 01:24
I would post, but I neither me nor Ella have anything to say until someone else posts...
If anyone had happened to look out of a window on the east side of the palace, they might have noticed two figures in the darkness, dancing in a square bordered by living plants, out of time with the dancers inside but perfectly in time with each other.
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on: November 12, 2013 04:04
Perhaps I shall post in the next few days. I still need to create a character. Will you all return to the RP if I do?
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on: November 13, 2013 05:14
Being that I never actually started in this one, can't say I will. But if people are willing to give it some life, I'm in.
I have a character all set to enter Osgoliath. Need to smooth out his entry a bit. May post it in the next day or so.
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on: November 13, 2013 01:57
I will post my character tomorrow, then I'll be all set.
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on: November 14, 2013 06:25
Yey! I will definitely come back then!
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on: November 14, 2013 08:38
I will come back too
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on: November 14, 2013 12:46
I'm definitely in!
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on: November 15, 2013 03:32
Well ok then.
I have to finish a post for a long running collaborative tale being posted on Henneth Annun, then I'll get to this one...
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on: November 15, 2013 06:42
Currently traveling to the "RPG Characters" page in another window...


Gender: Female
Race: Human
Height: Short, perhaps nearly five feet or just above.
Age: 16
Location: Osgiliath
Family: Father has passed away when she was 14, and never knew her mother. Lives with an Aunt in the center of the city.


Personality: Raegan is very sensitive to others feelings, but is very careful never to let her emotions show. As a result, becomes tough and can seem sonetimes cruel to others. unable to focus or hold down steady work. Often can be seen drifting through the city, is somewhat of a "pet" to others, but their pity only infuriates her more.


Appearance: Shorter, rail thin, with shoulder length red hair that is absolutely straight. Hazel eyes. Pale skin.


History:
Memories of her father , who died when she was 14, haunt her, making her very distant and observent. Has no job, but knows many people, as drifting through the city allows.

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on: November 15, 2013 08:54
Name: Khaloch
Gender: Male
Race: Man
Age: 33
Appearance: Of mixed heritage, he had a somewhat tall, lean frame that hid his strength. Tries to keep his hair cropped close, but of late it had grown into a short, thick black blanket of bristles. His skin was fair, but darker than most in Gondor, and would become brown if he was in the sun for any length of time. He wore a uniform that was anything but. A Haradian head-scarf, A Gondorian Army tunic, and light black cotton breeches he acquired in Khand.

History: Khaloch was born to a poor serving girl that worked at a tavern in Pelargir. Never knowing who his father was, he grew up pretty much on his own after his mother was killed. Made a life in trading mostly in stolen goods until he was arrested at age 18. Life on the street had made him tough, and so when a commander of a Gondorian legion that was heading south asked for recruits, A deal was struck with the City Guard that the able-bodied men and boys who were jailed would serve in the army for ten years. Khaloch at the time saw it as a short-term opportunity to get out of his cell and pending judgement. Little did he know that he would spend the next ten years of his life on the far reaches of the realm in Harad, Khand, and Rhun. When he was given his discharge in a place called Hareere in Harad, he didn't know what to do. It was not long before he had contracted with the commander to serve as a paid mercenary for another 4 years. When he finished his contract, he headed north. A caravan took him to Umbar, and he caught a boat that took him to Pelargir. The city had changed in the fourteen years he had been gone, and so he took a job on a trading boat that was headed upriver to Osgiliath.

[Edited on 11/16/2013 by Arveleg]
Eighth King of Arthedain - It was in battle that I come into this Kingship, and it will be in Battle when I leave it. There is no peace for the Realm of Arnor. Read the last stand of Arthedain in the Darkest of Days.
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