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BoK Live Session! (Recruitment is open! Ends on 8/29/16)

Discussion in 'Roleplay' started by Idoro, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Idoro

    Idoro Fully Functional Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay, so this idea popped into my head in chat tonight. A few of us here at Undertow currently use or have used Roll20 in the past to be able to participate in, or even run tabletop campaigns in a virtual setting. For those who have never used it before, it is what it sounds like, a place where tabletop games can be played (pathfinder, D&D, shadowrun, etc.) without actually having to be face-to-face with people.

    And since the Blades of Kriegmar was born from the premise of tabletop and tactical games like Fire Emblem/Shining Force, why would it not be able to be played live? Now I originally designed BoK with the participation factor in mind- it is traditionally a forum game, which is a medium that allows people to be more flexible with how and when they can respond. As such, if I were to host a live BoK game, it would be much more fast-paced and would be made or broken by whoever is participating.

    That being said... I am rather unaccustomed to running things in Roll20, so I would like some more practice. This sort of one-shot would be perfect for that purpose and who knows? I might even plan something larger if it ends up being successful.

    If the prospect of having to attend a live game instead of one run on a forum is daunting to you, then you can stop reading here. :)

    Now then, if you're a brave soul who would like to venture into the unknown with your charming Dungeon Master, then FOLLOW ME BRAVE SOUL!

    STORY
    [Intro Theme]
    Vendaria. Poumn, the capital province. Long has the Central Coalition banded together for defense against the other, stronger nations that surround them. Over time however, this 'coalition' has made its leaders complacent. Confident that if one were to be attacked, that the others would rush to their rescue. It has caused the various rulers of the 12 provinces to become lax in their duties... and the people are suffering as a result. The military of Vendaria composes of members from every province, and has no real unity, causing them to act cruel and reckless towards their own people. Like a violent dog who has no leash...

    Recently, the impunity of the military has caused an international incident with the neighboring Empire of Gridenia. This has forced the Coalition into a war that no one wanted, as Gridenia has used the incursion as an excuse to invade.

    This... is where you come in.

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    "Yo! Sorry for the ominous voice and stuff but, I needed to get your attention. I'm Justina. And you brave five are the ones who decided to join me in a daring escapade.. to change the fate of our respective nations for the better!"

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    "...or some nonsense like that, heehee."

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    "Look, I don't need to really explain what it is you joined me for- what we're doing is highly illegal, will probably land us in prison or get us executed. And for what? For a shot at immortal glory, that's what! Ahh... the life of a revolutionary.. it's quite romantic, isn't it?"

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    "Oh yeah, don't think for a second that our chances of success are high- because they're not. And that's why yours truly is coming equipped with these babies..."

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    ...that she is apparently strapped to the teeth with explosives.

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    "Hehehe... like what you see? And no, I don't mean my bod."

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    "Oh don't worry, I'm not one of those crazy Liamese suicide bombers or anything. No, what I got planned for these bad boys is going to hopefully leave our enemies'structures in shambles and leave me in one piece."

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    "It's simple! I pick a target location, you five escort me and we clear out any military forces that may be there... we give the civvies plenty of time for evac.. and then BOOM!"

    The last word is followed by a gleeful, somewhat maniacal giggle.

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    "It's easy work! And the more places we blow up, the less influence the corrupt Coalition leaders will have to exert upon the populace, and our deeds will inspire the people to rise up and rebel against the corrupt government!"

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    "Doesn't it just sound awesome? If you're game, then I'll fill you in on the rest of the details!"
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    So there it is peeps. One entirely new 'campaign' that may or may not be a one-shot, depending on its success. If you're interested in making a character and joining in... HOLD UP!

    The way recruitment is going to work this time around is going to be quite a bit different.

    In order, I am going to accept applicants as thus:

    First Considered - Applicants to the main Blades of Kriegmar thread who did NOT get into the last opening. You people are going to have first dibs this time. I have PMed each of you in advance to let you know.

    Second Considered - People who are new to BoK entirely are going to have second dibs. This means you have never applied to BoK before, and this is your first time doing so for this campaign or otherwise. It's always nice to have new blood!

    Last Considered - For those who have participated, or who are currently in BoK, you are going to be the last ones I consider. This is so everyone gets a fair chance to participate in something. And don't worry, chances are high that the prospect of a live campaign is going to scare a lot of people away so you might end up getting in anyway!

    ((And please keep in mind, even if you are in the First Considered group, it is NOT A GUARANTEE that you will make it into the campaign.))

    And remember, this is going to be a LIVE CAMPAIGN, not a forum one. This means that we are going to have a set date to meet up with on Roll20, and will be playing there. I operate in the PST timezone (-8 GMT) and tend to have the end of the week and weekend off. So aim for Friday/Saturday/Sunday as playdates.

    For those of you who do not live in the states or who are more than 4 hours ahead or behind me, this may not be the best choice for you to participate in. Wait until an opening in the forum thread happens again!

    Please be mostly literate in English. No other language is acceptable at this time. And no, I will not tolerate text from google translate. Sorry.

    Other than these guidelines, the sign up rules from this thread here still apply.

    No matter what category you fall under, if you are interested in joining and think you can adhere to the rules above,
    PLEASE sign up in this thread by posting here. If you try to sign up through PM, I will ignore it.

    And if you have any questions about anything I've explained here, please feel free to ask! I don't bite! :D

    Recruitment is going to be open until August 29th, 2016. Don't be shy, apply today!
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    CURRENT ROSTER:
    Justina - Bombardier
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  2. Big-ronso

    Big-ronso Vivacious Visitor

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    I'm interested as ever , but besides the fact that I could only on Saturdays . I use google translator so I'm out of the game . anyway thanks for the opportunity . It will be for the next
     
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  3. Unrelated

    Unrelated Club Regular Ryonani Teamster

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    Last to be considered, first to apply! This makes sense.
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    Selris Rhodon, Human Psion

    Selris was a star student and prodigy from a young age, getting perfect scores on every test and looking like she'd be well on track for some kind of administrative position... until it was finally discovered that she was just reading her teachers' minds and clearly had no qualms cheating her way through the system. Suddenly finding herself a pariah among the socialite classes and having no organized schooling to turn to for her rather rare gift, Selris turned to a life of a traveling trickster, practicing her talents and occasionally showing them off.. or more often, using them surreptitiously to make some quick coin gambling, as traditional methods of detecting magic could not sniff her out.

    Once the rebellion started, however, she saw opportunity to avenge the slights against her as well as the people, and quickly joined up...
     
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  4. unknownwatcher

    unknownwatcher Avid Affiliate Ryonani Teamster

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    (Here's mine, good luck to all the applicants! )
    Name: Zyfa Truesdale
    Race: Human female
    Starting Class: Archer
    Equipment: a Wooden longbow and her Halberd

    Bio:

    Zyfa was a daughter of a very talented weapons master. She is the sister of two older brothers, Carlio and Alistar. At the age of 10, she was given a halberd by her father when she kept on insisting on training with him. Reluctantly, he trained her and let her face dozens off opponents in her training sessions. One day, she overheard her father talking to one of her opponents and learned he was paying them to take it easy on her. Angry, Zyfa went behind her father's back and pay the same opponent double the money if he fought for real. they fought in front of her father who soon realized what was taking place. Zyfa defeated her opponent and looked at her father. At first, he was displeased but realized that he couldn't shelter her anymore. Zyfa's father then faced Zyfa and defeated her in a lengthy battle. She was then given two options, give up weapons training or to exile herself from home until she has learned enough to defeat her father. Zyfa choose to leave her home and explore Kriegmar to gain more knowledge and to receive more training taking only her clothes, her long bow and Halberd, and her money. Zyfa is proud of her fighting prowess and believes herself to be one of the best in the world. Recently, she heard rumors of a rebellion against the Vendaria Military forces. Zyfa heard rumors of the citizens of Vendaria being mistreated by their own military so, in order to do some good and to show off her skills, Zyfa decides to join the rebellion. However, Zyfa is about to learn that in Kreigmar, there is always someone who is better....


    Alternate character

    Name: Geu

    Race/Class: Slime/Support(muckraker)

    Abilities:(these are ideas at least so wip?)

    Slime armor: Can be used on an nearby ally. negates 5 points of damage

    Sticky puddle: This is aimed at an opponent. it reduces their movement by -2.

    Appearance: Green and curvy transparent body with Cyan eyes. Her "hair" is at shoulder length and is the same color as her skin.
    BIO
    Geu, as called by a traveling circus that raised her, is a greater slime that was raised in the spotlight. When they found her alone in the midst of a burnt cabin,Geu had no recollection of what happened or where she came from. However, it soon mattered little to her as she enjoyed the spotlight and the coin that followed! On a fateful day, A general claiming to be apart of the Coalition of Vendaria claimed they owed the Coalition money and demanded that Geu and her companions pay "taxes" to him or face prison time. What they wanted was too much so the "general" and his men started arresting the group. However, Geu managed to escape easily thanks to her slime abilities. Geu wanted to save the closest thing to a family she had so she looked for options. Eventually, she heard of a rebellion that was forming and realized that was her best chance at saving them!
     
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  5. SonicMarioHero

    SonicMarioHero Vivacious Visitor

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    I'm totally up for this! Always wanted to get involved with the BoK universe! I'm gonna apply human Maya again!

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    Name:Maya Lazarus
    Race:Human
    Class:Trickster/Warrior

    Bio:
    Maya grew up living up a very sheltered life with her family at home until she finally grew of age. Once she hit that point, she took the first opportunity she could and went out into the world. Being a very sheltered girl she didn't understand the world very much but she saw all kinds of things. So much so that she ended up taking some mischievous traits. She started to play tricks on people and even just plain mess with them. She never really hurt anybody but she did get herself into a lot trouble usually involving herself being chased by angry people. She took up art of dancing when she could and just used that to her advantage as well. Her sword is her father's sword that she always to swing around as a little girl. She now travels the world hoping to see all kinds of interesting things due to her not seeing anything as a kid and also helps to bring some smiles to people all around.
     
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  6. Sickerton

    Sickerton Casual Client Content Creator

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    Name: Deja La Chance
    Race: Human Female
    Class: Scoundrel/Lucksmith

    A native/technical escapee of Kleptro - essentially Kriegmar's dumping ground for criminals and undesirables - Deja bounces from location to location chasing fortune and skirts in equal measure. She lives in a constant state of barely scraping by, but considering how she makes her living - cons, forgeries, betrayals, and similar shenanigans - it is a small miracle that she has survived this long at all. La Chance attributes this to wooing "Lady Luck" herself, but one would be a fool to take her word on anything. Still, there must be some glimmer of truth there, as she has an uncanny knack to through seeming happenstance tip bad situations back into her favor at crucial moments.

    But still, luck can only get one so far. When the cart hits the cobbles, what does she have up her sleeves?

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    Spikes. Onyx spikes.
    Also on her legs, and in the soles of her shoes.

    Well versed in the art of the cheap shot, La Chance uses devices hidden under her clothing to give 'problems' very bad days. Onyx in particular is light and can be sharpened down to almost molecular-level sharpness, making it almost unrivaled against unarmored or lightly armored targets, but is also rather fragile and does very little against heavy stuff like plate. Thus Deja prefers to dart in and out of range targeting vulnerable seams in defenses... or, even better, ending a fight before it can even begin mid-friendly conversation with the 'opponent'.

    Dejah, as usual, is somewhat on the run from fallout she has created a town or so over. And as usual, she could also use some spare scratch. Neither dirty nor dangerous work is distasteful to her, and while she could not care which way this conflict topples knows that there is plenty of exploiting to be had in the chaos. As long as the job pays well... or gives her opportunities to 'treat' herself along the way...
     
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  7. Idoro

    Idoro Fully Functional Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks to everyone who's applied so far!

    I'm going to leave recruitment open for two more weeks, and I've updated the first post and thread title accordingly. Hopefully we'll get to see a lot more applicants before then!
     
  8. wilhitewarrior

    wilhitewarrior Vivacious Visitor

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    Name: Calia Leclair
    Race: Human female
    Age: 18
    Class: Archer
    Weapons: Golden longbow and shortsword sidearm

    Princess Calia Leclair is the daughter of king Caiden Leclair. While her father was a man who cared only about his own interests, Calia has always seen her purpose as serving her people and doing right by them. She and her father frequently disagree on how things should be done, but Calia always strives to help her people in any way she was able.
    When she was eight years old, Calia could only watch from a distance as her mother was killed in a raid. Afterward, she spent hours every day, teaching herself how to fire a bow so she would never feel that helpless again. Calia, however, never made swordfighting a priority, so she is weak with close-range combat.
    Recently, Calia's home was invaded and conquered by an evil wizard and his army. Calia was forced to flee and her father's fate is unknown to her. She now seeks the means to free her enslaved people and hopefully her father as well
     
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  9. Raden

    Raden Club Regular Ryonani Teamster

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    Name: Ramona Umbra (Umbra meaning "perfect shadow", it just fit beautifully)
    Race: Human
    Age: 24
    Class: Dark Caster / Warlock
    Weapon: Onyx staff, dark magic

    She has a veil she wears around her face in combat, printed witht he lower half of a human skull (like people wear T-shirts or bandannas with skull/bone prints.)

    With veil: http://i.imgur.com/zvS0l0e.png

    Without veil: http://i.imgur.com/YJKTKNl.png

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    "My name's Ramona, and I probably don't like you. Nothing personal. I promise. I just have a hard time liking anyone. Might sound like the backstory of a certain elven character you've heard of, but I guarantee, we're nothing alike. Hell, you would have a hard time too if you grew up the way I did. Not sure why my parents kept me, they clearly didn't like or want me. Guess it was just convenient to beat me instead of each other.

    I don't tell this to you lightly, so listen the hell up, cause I'm only saying it once. You see, for fifteen years, my dad- sorry, father... he was no dad... would beat me for whatever stupid, half-cocked reason he had, and if he didn't have one, he'd invent one. Stayed out five minutes too late? He'd punch me in the face and yell obscenities. Didn't clean the house perfectly from top to bottom? That was worth at least a few belt lashes. And then there was the time I dared to have the last slice of left over pizza one night. Beaten so bad I woke up two days later in a gutter.

    But this all changed when I turned 15. I'd started reading books on the arcane and the archaic. Shadow magic. Dark arts. It was fun for a lark, it was fun to imagine. I imagined it a lot. Conjuring up a dark spell and just killing them. To escape my hell.

    But... things changed. I touched a page... and it tingled. I flipped it. And the inscription, even though it was in runes... was legible. I could read it.

    I went back to the beginning of this book.

    Legible.

    It was all legible.

    But could it be... true? Did dark magic like this really exist?

    It was staring me in the face, pretty literally.

    I quickly began absorbing everything I could, like a sponge.

    And then it happened. The asshole stormed into my room, in a fit of rage, and was on me immediately.

    He beat the shit out of me that night. I hadn't even done anything, beating me had just become the default answer to letting off steam. And my mother, she never hit me but she never stopped it either. That made her just as bad.

    I woke up half under my desk four hours later, where I'd fallen after he laid me out, right under my eye. That was the last straw. That was it.

    I went downstairs, and they were both there. I decided this would make a perfect first spell.

    I held out my hand and recited the words. I concentrated, and the dark energies took shape! Black and purple wisps of smoke that intensified... and soon enveloped them.

    And then the dual screams of pain as their flesh began to sear and split.

    "What are you doing to us??" "Help! Someone help!" "Ramona, please, I beg you!" Well, that's great, O Father dear, but did you ever stop when I begged you? When I asked you for mercy? Mercy to your own daughter you were beating the shit out of? NO! YOU DIDN'T! YOU NEVER STOPPED, YOU PRICK! So... so I didn't stop either. Gave you the same exact mercy you showed me.

    Oh, I grinned like a hyena. Might have cackled like one too. I hope the last thing your eyes saw before they melted from your face was me, smiling.

    There was nothing left when the spell was done. Even the blood that had splattered all over the place as your dessicating meat bags split open was eradicated by the mist.

    And then it was just me in the house. Just me... alone. Never again would I feel his fists. Never again would I have to see her looking away, doing nothing.

    I was free.

    Sadly, the damage was done. I found comfort in the dark arts, refined them. I used them to get whatever I want, playing on people's fears. I try not to kill but if it happens, well, it was probably your fault anyway.

    So that's why I don't like you. Again.... it's nothing personal."
     
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  10. Idoro

    Idoro Fully Functional Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks to everyone who signed up! I'll be taking the next month or so to prepare for this campaign. Some of you should be getting PMs very soon!