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For Queen And Age! [OOC] A roleplaying game in the Myst multiverse

#26 User is offline   Swampthing 

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

Ok, soon as we get to Earth {surface}, i'm drowning Paris.
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Pa vo beuzet Par Is, Ec'h adsavo Ker Is.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

:P
OMG, NO! Swampthing's gonna make that prophecy come true! XD Oh, the ever so apocaliptic Breton quotes... :P XD You should come here in 2012! XD
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

OK, sorry for double-posting, but here's my character:

Name
Aalana Kaour, daughter of Luhaan.

Species
Morzened, although she has very few Kantreerien (human-like- please see “background”- people) ancestors and a D’ni three times great-grandfather (which is a rare thing, since none of the natives really want to mix with the D’ni- when they did, they’d make the D’ni convert to their culture and religion :P) of which she knows nothing about.
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For my Age and species, I just want to tell you I inspired myself from Celtic- well, Breton, mostly, in case you still haven’t noticed with the names and all :P - legends. The “Morzened” are mer-people that live in oceans, and the Korrigans are the stereotypical “Breton leprechauns”, although they slightly differ from the Irish ones. Their character, ethnic and physical traits are listed there just as you see them in our legends ^^. Otherwise, the “Nixe” is an Easter-French, German and Russian legend (the Russians call them “Russalka”) I’ve modified a bit, and the Kantreerien are, well, Celts! ^^ Hope some of the stuff isn’t too confusing! The language is modified Breton and the alphabet will be modified Ogham, if we ever need to show it.


Gender
Female

Appearance

Physical
Of medium height, healthy, her skin is dark, smooth and slightly shiny (being amphibian), her ears are slightly longer than the average human, but get dark purplish-blue fins when she changes form. He face is round, with high cheek-bones, a long aquiline nose, and peculiar almond-shaped grey-green eyes (more like the misty emerald ocean in winter). Her hair is very long (down to her mid-thighs) and curly, dark with bright red tinges here and there. Her hands are long and thin and her nails and lips, which are “rose-wood” coloured, turn purple under water, like any Morzened’s.
One might also note that she is ambidextrous.

Character traits
Like most Morzened, Aalana is Mysterious, often day-dreams, only talks when she has something to say, is fond of riddles and has a kind of bi-polar personality: while she can be extremely kind, faithful and generous with those she like, and is hardly forgiving and can be very sly with those she dislikes, preferring to methodically plan out their fall and patiently wait before striking mercilessly. Those traits being part of her education along with a strong sense of honour, respect of traditions & culture, respect of age hierarchy and strong sense of justice, she is however friendlier and has a far greater sense of humour than most Morzened, who tend to remain distant with humans or the D’ni, trusting only other “humanoid species¨ that are considered as peculiar as themselves by the D’ni- the Bahro, for instance. Aalana is also much calmer and patient than her kin, who are known to have a terrible temper and extremely low tolerance limit when it comes to disrespecting rules, pacts, promises, etc. She is a great friend to have and can be willing to die for those she loves and for their honour.

Gift
Other racial powers
The Morzened are known for their incredible capacity to learn languages fluently at a relatively short amount of time. They are also very skilled sailors, swimmers (well, obviously! XD), artisans (usually in specificities like ship building, embroidery, artistic metallurgy and music) and musicians. The Morzenedioù are indeed said to be the best vocal singers (as opposed to other species in Bro Keinvor), their songs having an almost hypnotic power which brings the listener to a sort of numb half-sleep or even play a significant role in their emotions (if the singer is a very skilled one, using the hardest, most ancient songs) and sometimes even bring them to a state of “ecstasy” (at which point the listeners cannot control themselves or really move from their seat, slowly drifting into that “numb half-sleep” for an indeterminate amount of time). This use of music indeed seems to be the Morzenedioù’s only real “power” or “gift” that can only be extremely rarely equalled by a non-Morzened ( while a non-Morzened would have to use songs from the Morzened culture to accomplish this, a Morzened can achieve this with any type of song, as it seems to have something to do with their voice). Such masters of song are called “Barzioù”.

The Korrigans, having been paranoid about poison and other unknown substances to them when they had a war with the Kantreerien at one point, forced their entire population to mithridatise so as to survive in case the Kantreerien ever tried to infect their forest springs. Even after the war ended, it became a cultural trend for all species in Bro Keinvor to mithridatised (this was also abortively due to clan wars). This led all natives to be immune to most poisons from a very young age onwards. Even some of the D’ni tried this method for “protection”.

Equipment
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a big back-pack that contains all this:
- her diary- in Moreg
- her music book, where she composes new songs
- biniou braz (a type of very high-pitched flute or small back-pipe)
- a few books she needs to study- D’ni Art, Morzened music, philosophy, etc.
- a small sketchbook
- some Morzened trace-elements (so she doesn’t get sick from lack of iodine, salt and other elements you can only find at sea, especially in Bro Keinvor. Her immune system could get weaker if she didn’t have those once a while).
- a set of pens
- a sleeping-bag
- spare clothes and some sort of soap (hahah, don’t humour me on this, Gloa!)
- a comb and lots of long ribbons for her hair, dress, etc
- Korrigan money- that’s expensive, made out of gold and can help if you’re ever broke! :stare:
- different shoes: sandals, slippers, and boots
- fruits and vegetables in Korrigan tin boxes- those keep them dry rly well
- various seeds in case you ever end up on a deserted island or something
- rope and a grapnel as well as some ropes/rigging (how do you call that in English?! Sorry for the bad nautical terms’ translation! :D I only know them in French) and pulleys in case you ever need to make a boat
- a bit of cloth and a sewing kit- you never know…
- scissors and small pocket knives (1 pair of scissors, three knives)
- a wordbook - for the new vocab’ you’ll learn in future languages…
- some thin wire
- a small, very supple net
- a very small blowgun with a set of darts and poison you got from the Moiety
- map paper and a compass

On herself:
- a long emerald-green dress with lots of embroideries on it, a large belt (with a pair of double-daggers (post link) hidden under it) and a small phial of poison in one of the little lockets on her necklace (the other two contain religious verses, a picture of her family and sand from Kerr’ Ys).
- two long curved swords, since she is ambidextrous.
- a KI watch.


Background
(beware- this is looong! XP For more info or precisions, PM me. You don‘t have to read it all, BTW: I just wrote that up to give myself guidelines when creating Aalana’s character and her Age’s cultural background, that’s all )

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Age
Bro Keinmor is an Age made up of a set of rugged islands of every shape and size. There is no official capital city, and no real political unity: each species has its own “land”, as they call it (meaning kingdom, really) or “State”. Each state has its own capital city, kings, High-King, and councils. The D’ni, when arriving there, had to respect the fact that they were outnumbered, only let on some of the islands- having to stick to those only- and that every single one of their decisions concerning the Age would have to me mentioned to each parliament and species. The other problem was that some of the species were semi-nomads who did not accept a new sedentary people randomly stealing their land from them. In order to calm things down, each state gave the D’ni an island (which can be distant from each other, hence political issues) and signed a peace treaty. However the other problem the D’ni met while signing that treaty was that some species did not have very “accessible” capitals- the Morzened, for instance, have many islands and live on them, but their state’s capital city is underwater…

People
The Age is thus divided by species:
-The Kantreerien: the equivalent of humans. Semi-nomadic (depending on their jobs and clan) humanoids that live on land but work at sea and live as long as we do. They do not look physically different to the Morzened and Korrigans.
-The Korrigans: wery wise people whose sense of honour, stubbornness and anger is even stronger than the Morzened. They also tend to speak in riddles and make fun of those they dislike or outsiders in general, and are known for their strange sense of humour (they love practical jokes, for instance, but can’t stand immaturity…). Compared to the Morzened, they strike as soon as they get angry but quickly forgive once they are calm again. They also tend to be kind but tight-fisted, as opposed to the Morzened and Kantreerien, and although they love gold and riches, they only accumulate it for themselves. Physically, they are slightly shorter than the Morzened and Kantreerien (they reach their shoulders), and have long pointed ears, noses and chins, prominent cheekbones and rarely dark eyes that see extremely well in the dark.
-The Nixes: a species that evolved from the Morzened. They are said to be their “sick cousins” as they cannot change forms anymore, cannot breath in salt water and stick to mountains and rivers where the weather is cold, horribly windy and inhospitable. They are slimmer, very pale and have a fragile health: they tend to live shorter than us although they seem to age at a much slower rate! They are also as skilled to music as their cousins.

Originally, there were very few Kantreerien, no Nixes and only Korrigans and Morzenedioù. But as time went by, some Morzenedioù turned away from the sea and became Nixes, while the Kantreerien population began to grow, forcing the Korrigans back into the wooded areas and colder regions. Stereotypically, the Korrigans are said to be wise and tight-fisted but amazing artisans, the Kantreerien to be calm, reasonable and great merchants, the Morzened to be hot-tempered, generous and masters at music, and the Nixes to be secretive, sickly, and distant. While the Kantreer capital (Glazmor- of the green sea) is a troglodyte city in the cliff by the ocean, the Nixe capital (Gwerdour- of the green river) is high on the frozen lake of Gwerdour island, the Korrigan capital (Keriolet- the sun’s palace), and the Morzened capital (Kerr’ Ys- the most beautiful city) is deep underwater, almost inaccessible to the non-Morzenedioù. However, the Korrigans, expert technicians, managed to find a way to filter the oxygen present in the ocean water and keep the water out some buildings so as to make life in Kerr’ Ys possible for non-Morzenedioù, on their demand.

Political, religious and cultural context
The States all seem to share the same religion and a common cultural basis very similar to the ancient Celts’. While they seem to have some polemic on monotheism and polytheism, all of them agree on the rituals, prayers and beliefs related to spirits, the after-world, ethics, etc. Art is also considered very seriously and to be a way to express not only what your own soul feels but what the Gods or spirits might want you to show. Artists are often very close to priests as exerting some form of art is considered a way to praise the general creator. Few natives have turned to the D’ni religion, but many have agreed that what they call “the Art” is a form of art and thus a sacred subject. To use any type of art for “dishonouring means” is considered horribly sinful.

Politically, their system is based on a series of councils (the council of Elders, the council of citizens and the council of professions- later renamed “council of the Guilds” after the arrival of the D’ni, who were very surprised to find a very similar system to that of the Guilds) who take decisions with the clans’ kings (each clan needs to vote for a new “king” or chief every 8 years, but a king can be dismissed and even exiled (the worst punishment) for bad behaviour) in order to help the “High-King”, who has very little power except holding special events, making suggestions to the councils and representing the state as a sort of diplomat on inter-state meetings or around the D’ni and “outsiders”. One can be part of a council, king or High-King as soon as he/she is 33 (the age of majority having been lowered to 25 after the D’nis’ arrival) and is considered an “Elder” after 111 years old (except for Nixes, who have no council of Elders, since they die at around 59-62 years old, which is “physically” what 47-50 years old should be to us!- and Kantreerien, who start being an “Elder” at 65). Women and men alike are allowed to vote as soon as they are literate and 25.

There are four spoken languages in Bro Keinvor: Moreg, “the language of the land of the sea”, originally spoken by the Morzened and Nixes, but now the most spoken language of the Age, Kantreered, the Kantreerien’s small dialect, which is fairly close to Moreg, Goateg, “the language of the land” (as in earth, in-land, etc), the language of the Korrigans, which is quite different, although it has the same linguistic roots, and which derives from an even older, now extinct language called “the language of the Books”, and D’ni. The language of the Books was a sacred language used at the same time as Moreg and Goateg, though only for religious, artistic and philosophical things. It relied on oral memory as it was forbidden to write it down except for very solemn reasons, in which case they used a completely different alphabet so as to encrypt it in a sort of riddle which meaning was only known to the priests, artists and intellectuals. Later on, that language died after the alphabet became known to everyone and that everything was translated into the other two languages. It is said that originally, everyone spoke Moreg except the Korrigans, who spoke the language of the Books and that it is why they have such a different accent, that Goateg sounds different from Moreg and why they learn that language more than the others and have a better understanding of the old texts, using some of their expressions in every day life and Goateg.
D’ni is now official too, although the natives only speak it with the D’ni and never among themselves- they even preferred to learn English for the sake of the DRC and other humans rather than speak D’ni with them, which they consider “the squatters’ language”, as they call them.


Age points
No clue, since I don’t know whether “groups of Ages” like “Riven, Tay, and Age 233” and “Ceaniah, Nee’ahnay and Rozhahno” should be considered as just a book per group- so two, in this case- or a book per Age- which would make that six. Could someone help so I can edit this quick?
Thanks! :blink:

Known Ages
- D’ni (has been there with her D’ni preceptor on short trips and then alone, using a linking book each time.) but wishes to see more of the Surface and the rest of Earth later on.
- Myst, Riven, Age 233 and Tay (after visiting part of the Surface with her D’ni tutor, Aalana went back for a short trip alone, hoping to find something interesting near the Cleft, when she found the book of Myst. Finding this Age irritating, she was going to scold Atrus about sending random books flying in the sky and on people’s heads when he asked her to help him retrieve Katran from Riven. Aalana’s manners and sense of honour and respect kind of forced her to agree… There, she became very close to the Moiety but had a hard time accepting Tay, having gotten attached to Riven. She tried to find a way to save the Age but found it was impossible, which broke her heart and stopped her from studying the Art for seven months).
-Ceaniah, Nee’ahnay, Rozhahno (three un-inhabited Ages some D’ni writers have donated to “the people of Bro Keinvor” in general- native, D’ni or otherwise. These are used by the Guild of Writers and artists in general as examples of what writing an Age should be like as well as a source of artistic inspiration. While the Guild keeps the Kor’Mahn, the schools have a linking book each).

I hope this wasn't too long and dreary! :stare: You don't have to read it all, of course. There's more, but that's for the GM's PM! :stare:
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:19 PM

View PostAllatwan, on Nov 16 2009, 09:55 AM, said:

:P hahahaahahah!!!!! No, no, don't worry, Zangy! XD I can call you Zangy, right?

Generally, it's spelled Zangie, but pronounced the same.

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[edit]Besides, it would kind of be a handicap if she ONLY spoke Breton! lol...[/edit]

Well, how likely is it that all of our characters will speak D'ni or English, especially if we have people who are link-book ignorant? There will likely be language barriers (which, given the racial power of language learning, will probably be your job to fix).

Anyway, new character, yay!

View PostAllatwan, on Nov 16 2009, 12:53 PM, said:

Name
Aalana Kaour, daughter of Luhaan.

Is that the common title (as in, would that be the formal name used, or is it technically correct but never used)?

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Appearance

Physical
Of medium height, healthy, her skin is dark, smooth and slightly shiny (being amphibian), her ears are slightly longer than the average human, but get dark purplish-blue fins when she changes form. He face is round, with high cheek-bones, a long aquiline nose, and peculiar almond-shaped grey-green eyes (more like the misty emerald ocean in winter). Her hair is very long (down to her mid-thighs) and curly, dark with bright red tinges here and there. Her hands are long and thin and her nails and lips, which are “rose-wood” coloured, turn purple under water, like any Morzened’s.
One might also note that she is ambidextrous.

This color "rose-wood"?
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Gift
Other racial powers
The Morzened are known for their incredible capacity to learn languages fluently at a relatively short amount of time. They are also very skilled sailors, swimmers (well, obviously! XD), artisans (usually in specificities like ship building, embroidery, artistic metallurgy and music) and musicians. The Morzenedioù are indeed said to be the best vocal singers (as opposed to other species in Bro Keinvor), their songs having an almost hypnotic power which brings the listener to a sort of numb half-sleep or even play a significant role in their emotions (if the singer is a very skilled one, using the hardest, most ancient songs) and sometimes even bring them to a state of “ecstasy” (at which point the listeners cannot control themselves or really move from their seat, slowly drifting into that “numb half-sleep” for an indeterminate amount of time). This use of music indeed seems to be the Morzenedioù’s only real “power” or “gift” that can only be extremely rarely equalled by a non-Morzened ( while a non-Morzened would have to use songs from the Morzened culture to accomplish this, a Morzened can achieve this with any type of song, as it seems to have something to do with their voice). Such masters of song are called “Barzioù”.

Rats, music. That should be interesting.

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I hope this wasn't too long and dreary! :D You don't have to read it all, of course. There's more, but that's for the GM's PM! :blink:

There's more? :P
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(just kidding - that's actually awesome. Of course, it makes my description look pitifully small... off to write some more.)

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:32 PM

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Anyway, new character, yay!

View PostAllatwan, on Nov 16 2009, 12:53 PM, said:

Name
Aalana Kaour, daughter of Luhaan.

Is that the common title (as in, would that be the formal name used, or is it technically correct but never used)?

No, but in their culture that's how they call each other when they don't know you well, in a formal kind of way. Ppl are to call her Aalana. ^^
And no, sorry, I think I transposed something from French that doesn't work here: rosewood is a colour like brown, but with a dark pink tinge, if you see what I mean :P
Anyways, I'm glad you like it! I thought ppl would complain :S
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:58 PM

Gloa's char is gonna be surrounded by at least 4 chicks who are either hot-headed, extremely mistrustful or just plain violent, and most of whom are really good with their blades. Perhaps he should try soothing them, just to be on the safe side, with a bit of... singing? XD

On the subject of Age Points:
It doesn't matter which books lead where. It's one point per canon Age. Your known canon ages are, as you said: D'ni, Myst, Riven, 233 and Tay, which makes 5. Unless any of the three "donated" Ages appear somewhere in the canon {books or games}? 20-5=15, so your current Age Points are 15.

Anyway, the character seems looks great so far! There's a big white spot in the Background, where it comes to Aalana herself, but i'm guessing that's gonna be filled in the PM, so i'll just wait for that. :=} Oh, and you mentioned making a portrait of her? Linkplz! I just can't resist long hair...
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:15 PM

View PostAllatwan, on Nov 16 2009, 02:53 PM, said:

Equipment
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a big back-pack that contains all this:
- her diary- in Moreg
- her music book, where she composes new songs
- biniou braz (a type of very high-pitched flute or small back-pipe)
- a few books she needs to study- D’ni Art, Morzened music, philosophy, etc.
- a small sketchbook
- some Morzened trace-elements (so she doesn’t get sick from lack of iodine, salt and other elements you can only find at sea, especially in Bro Keinvor. Her immune system could get weaker if she didn’t have those once a while).
- a set of pens
- a sleeping-bag
- spare clothes and some sort of soap (hahah, don’t humour me on this, Gloa!)
- a comb and lots of long ribbons for her hair, dress, etc
- Korrigan money- that’s expensive, made out of gold and can help if you’re ever broke! :P
- different shoes: sandals, slippers, and boots
- fruits and vegetables in Korrigan tin boxes- those keep them dry rly well
- various seeds in case you ever end up on a deserted island or something
- rope and a grapnel as well as some ropes/rigging (how do you call that in English?! Sorry for the bad nautical terms’ translation! :P I only know them in French) and pulleys in case you ever need to make a boat
- a bit of cloth and a sewing kit- you never know…
- scissors and small pocket knives (1 pair of scissors, three knives)
- a wordbook - for the new vocab’ you’ll learn in future languages…
- some thin wire
- a small, very supple net
- a very small blowgun with a set of darts and poison you got from the Moiety
- map paper and a compass

On herself:
- a long emerald-green dress with lots of embroideries on it, a large belt (with a pair of double-daggers (post link) hidden under it) and a small phial of poison in one of the little lockets on her necklace (the other two contain religious verses, a picture of her family and sand from Kerr’ Ys).
- two long curved swords, since she is ambidextrous.
- a KI watch.


Good gravy, woman. Your poor character has a whole campsite with her.

Swampthing said:

Gloa's char is gonna be surrounded by at least 4 chicks who are either hot-headed, extremely mistrustful or just plain violent, and most of whom are really good with their blades. Perhaps he should try soothing them, just to be on the safe side, with a bit of... singing? XD


I don't know if Allatwan's bipolar character could take it. His singing probably resembles a dying walrus.

I actually briefly considered making my character male, just because I knew more of us girls would sign up for this and make female characters. Ah well. You guys and your manly characters will just have to suffer.

Oh, and I'm working on a portrait of my character. I'll post it here when I'm done, but you can find the WIP on my deviantart account (link).
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:22 PM

There's no reason to complain, just to be very confused at times. :P

And on the matter of my username, "Zangie" is a mistaken spelling from people thinking the capital F is an initial, which it is not, since Zangief is actually the name of a character from the Street Fighter games. :P I'm thinking I may change it soon, I dunno.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:43 PM

View PostSwampthing, on Nov 16 2009, 03:58 PM, said:

Gloa's char is gonna be surrounded by at least 4 chicks who are either hot-headed, extremely mistrustful or just plain violent, and most of whom are really good with their blades. Perhaps he should try soothing them, just to be on the safe side, with a bit of... singing? XD

:P
Knew I should have made a charming romantic character. :P

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View PostAllatwan, on Nov 16 2009, 02:53 PM, said:

Equipment
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a big back-pack that contains all this:
- her diary- in Moreg
- her music book, where she composes new songs
- biniou braz (a type of very high-pitched flute or small back-pipe)
- a few books she needs to study- D’ni Art, Morzened music, philosophy, etc.
- a small sketchbook
- some Morzened trace-elements (so she doesn’t get sick from lack of iodine, salt and other elements you can only find at sea, especially in Bro Keinvor. Her immune system could get weaker if she didn’t have those once a while).
- a set of pens
- a sleeping-bag
- spare clothes and some sort of soap (hahah, don’t humour me on this, Gloa!)
- a comb and lots of long ribbons for her hair, dress, etc
- Korrigan money- that’s expensive, made out of gold and can help if you’re ever broke! :stare:
- different shoes: sandals, slippers, and boots
- fruits and vegetables in Korrigan tin boxes- those keep them dry rly well
- various seeds in case you ever end up on a deserted island or something
- rope and a grapnel as well as some ropes/rigging (how do you call that in English?! Sorry for the bad nautical terms’ translation! :stare: I only know them in French) and pulleys in case you ever need to make a boat
- a bit of cloth and a sewing kit- you never know…
- scissors and small pocket knives (1 pair of scissors, three knives)
- a wordbook - for the new vocab’ you’ll learn in future languages…
- some thin wire
- a small, very supple net
- a very small blowgun with a set of darts and poison you got from the Moiety
- map paper and a compass

On herself:
- a long emerald-green dress with lots of embroideries on it, a large belt (with a pair of double-daggers (post link) hidden under it) and a small phial of poison in one of the little lockets on her necklace (the other two contain religious verses, a picture of her family and sand from Kerr’ Ys).
- two long curved swords, since she is ambidextrous.
- a KI watch.


Good gravy, woman. Your poor character has a whole campsite with her.

Yeah. It's like a Gift: Stuff. :D
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View PostSwampthing, on Nov 16 2009, 03:58 PM, said:

Gloa's char is gonna be surrounded by at least 4 chicks who are either hot-headed, extremely mistrustful or just plain violent, and most of whom are really good with their blades. Perhaps he should try soothing them, just to be on the safe side, with a bit of... singing? XD

I don't know if Allatwan's bipolar character could take it. His singing probably resembles a dying walrus.

I actually briefly considered making my character male, just because I knew more of us girls would sign up for this and make female characters. Ah well. You guys and your manly characters will just have to suffer.


More male characters would be nice (aander, are you there? or Zenoc?). Also, some handy fighting power would be nice - you know, fighting power that might actually like Erkos, and see him as an important person to protect. :stare:

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Oh, and I'm working on a portrait of my character. I'll post it here when I'm done, but you can find the WIP on my deviantart account (link).

Nice!

Hey, anyone want to draw Erkos? I'm a terrible artist, I'm afraid, but I could PM with more details and all.

View PostZangieF, on Nov 16 2009, 04:22 PM, said:

And on the matter of my username, "Zangie" is a mistaken spelling from people thinking the capital F is an initial, which it is not, since Zangief is actually the name of a character from the Street Fighter games. :stare: I'm thinking I may change it soon, I dunno.

Yeah, but "Zangie" also sounds cool, and very you-ish. :stare:
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:15 PM

I'll try to draw Erkos, if you want. I'm not promising anything good, though. I'm not that great at drawing people of the male gender.

Sasdna? It's what I get when I search her name...


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Erkos? Might he be Estonian? :P

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:16 PM

It's very me-ish? XD

I'm going to put all the character profiles together into files to make my work easier once we get rolling. I'm not going to have 10 PM's open constantly to get details and stuff. D=
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:06 PM

View PostSwampthing, on Nov 14 2009, 10:48 PM, said:

This post will be edited with the names of players and their characters.

Is this only going to happen once everyone gets a character?

View PostLostthyme, on Nov 16 2009, 05:15 PM, said:

I'll try to draw Erkos, if you want. I'm not promising anything good, though. I'm not that great at drawing people of the male gender.

:P You get a squee -> :D

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It's very me-ish? XD

Yes. Like "zany" and "Tang" rolled together and shaped into a personality.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

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The only problem is that that website is in Turkish, not Estonian.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:13 PM

View PostZangieF, on Nov 16 2009, 10:46 PM, said:

View PostGehn, lord of ages, on Nov 16 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

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The only problem is that that website is in Turkish, not Estonian.


I'm shocked. Google lies. Never would have guessed. :P
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:57 PM

I recognised it because of the letters, but the ".tr" at the end of the name should tip off even someone who doesn't know anything about Turkish writing. Estonia's TLD is ".ee", by the way (from the word eesti).
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:03 AM

A bit more clarification on Lunanne:
* When you say "the D'ni wrote their home age" - that's Tertesev, right? And did all the Elves moved there, or did any remain on Earth?
* Lunanne was born on Earth, to Tertesev happened during her lifetime?
* So, there are no native humans on Tertesev, correct?

I'm loving your concept more and more. :=}


View PostLostthyme, on Nov 17 2009, 02:15 AM, said:

Good gravy, woman. Your poor character has a whole campsite with her.
I blame her people's semi-nomadic ways. :=}

View PostLostthyme, on Nov 17 2009, 02:15 AM, said:

I don't know if Allatwan's bipolar character could take it.
Nah, what she describes isn't really bipolar. Luna's Elves are closer to what we'd see as bipolar. Allatwan's Morzened are more like Borderline. Which may spell even more eeeek for Erkos, actually. XD

View PostLostthyme, on Nov 17 2009, 02:15 AM, said:

His singing probably resembles a dying walrus.

I has a bukkit
Is full of dye
But woe is me:
They stoled my brush!

View PostLostthyme, on Nov 17 2009, 02:15 AM, said:

Oh, and I'm working on a portrait of my character. I'll post it here when I'm done, but you can find the WIP on my deviantart account (link).
Cuuuute.

View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 02:22 AM, said:

Zangief is actually the name of a character from the Street Fighter games.
I grew up on that game. It always cracks me up to imagine the character {a huge Russian guy with massive muscles, protruding veins, shaggy facial hair and covered with scars, who wears nothing but boots and briefs} sitting behind the computer and making the posts we read from Zang. His schedule for today probably includes armwrestling a polar bear with one hand, while analyzing a manuscript in some extinct language with the other. XD

View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 06:46 AM, said:

The only problem is that that website is in Turkish, not Estonian.
Yepp, Estonian would have been Erkki or Erkku, i think.

Hmm, i thought U would be joining... Maybe didn't notice the thread?
Also, we need MOAR. Mods probably won't appreciate it, if we start advertising the game in other sections, but any body in this thread who knows a member who might be interested - please PM them, to see if they wanna join!
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:30 AM

LOOOOL all the way!!! :P :D :blink: Yes, .tr is for Turkey, LostThyme, but we'll forgive you that! :D
And, humm about the crazy nomad with the big bag... :P That's just a list of what I'd bring if I were going out in the open on a big adventure! XD Yes, it's a bit much, but you CLEARLY have never seen me pack before holidays, short trips.... :stare: Let's just say it makes my dad and brother's eyes bulge out/
"Is ALL THIS necessary, Lilly?"- my brother.
"OOOOH YES! I couldn't possibly live without it!"- me.
XD Now you've met the family. Lol, back on subject:

Yes, Swampthing, I know you love long hair, and yes I will draw her. BTW, this has nothing to do with it, but since you'll consider it a crime, I'll tell you: I actually thought about cutting mine yesterday! XD My brother stopped me, saying it was a crime against humanity! LMAO! He's kind of like you- loves long hair XD So I'll keep on growing it eternally, I guess... :stare: I used to want it to reach my thighs (:sigh: like Aalana! lol, and most "princesses" in kid books) when I was little but my mom declared she woulnd't let it go past my waist :(
As for Erkos, sorry, it's bad enough I'm a lousy artist when it comes to drawing female characters, but I'm AWEFUL at male characters! :stare:

As for my "borderline character", I realised that she has no family background or past! I'll have to edit that! :P AND send the GMs a PM...
Poor Erkos... yeah, we DEFINITELY need some guys here! ^^ I'll try make an ad for this on deviant, for Zenoc and Koena, but I make no promises! :P
And no, I'm sure he sings... well, we don't know how he sings yet, but Aalana's open-minded and rather patient for a Morzened, she could take pretty much any kind of torture as this! :stare: As long as it didn't last too long! :D
And yes, Gloa, your character with "delicate features" seems rather.... delicate. Give him something to protect himself from those Valkiries/ Amazons! XD Lol, I don't know about YOUR characters, girls, but mine's not really a warrior (although it wouldn't have been anachronic: there WERE a few famous Celtic female warriors, but well, that's not like her :D), but she's got a defence! ^^ And likes the fact weapons tend to make people uneasy and respectful! ^^

@ ZangieF: Lol, yes, I totally agree: "Zangie" sounds like you. But "Zangy" too :stare: XD
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:34 AM

clarification:

The D'ni wrote Tertesev(also dubbed home age by me). All known Elves moved there, of course there might be humans left with a undeveloped gift and who're just seen as very emphatic..
The move to Tertesev happened during Lunanne's lifetime (wait I forgot to mention something about that on the character sheet, stupid me). There are no native 'sentient'beings on Tertesev or other 'sentient' beings than elves. (see my original chracter sheet for more, I'll edit in bold
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:16 AM

View PostZangieF, on Nov 16 2009, 09:57 PM, said:

I recognised it because of the letters, but the ".tr" at the end of the name should tip off even someone who doesn't know anything about Turkish writing. Estonia's TLD is ".ee", by the way (from the word eesti).

Better? :stare:

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View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 02:22 AM, said:

Zangief is actually the name of a character from the Street Fighter games.
I grew up on that game. It always cracks me up to imagine the character {a huge Russian guy with massive muscles, protruding veins, shaggy facial hair and covered with scars, who wears nothing but boots and briefs} sitting behind the computer and making the posts we read from Zang. His schedule for today probably includes armwrestling a polar bear with one hand, while analyzing a manuscript in some extinct language with the other. XD

:P :P :D :blink: :stare:
The polar bear obviously was using bad grammar and Windows.

View PostAllatwan, on Nov 17 2009, 03:30 AM, said:

And yes, Gloa, your character with "delicate features" seems rather.... delicate. Give him something to protect himself from those Valkiries/ Amazons!

Erkos' defense is his mind. Unfortunately, that generally only works when there is someone (or something, like a missile system) on his side. I don't know, what else could I do to protect this guy? He lives in an abandoned city, so he doesn't really need to carry weapons around with him all the time. Looks like he'll just have to use his tactical genius to manipulate everyone else into distrusting each other (so they don't have time to fight him) or something. :stare:

For the IC thread, whenever that comes, should we use third or first person?
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:24 AM

Oh, no, let's use third-person, it makes things so much clearer! ^^
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

well, gets clearer if we mention the name of the character regularly. Or else it doesn't add anything more then first-person
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:37 AM

View PostSwampthing, on Nov 17 2009, 02:03 AM, said:

View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 02:22 AM, said:

Zangief is actually the name of a character from the Street Fighter games.
I grew up on that game. It always cracks me up to imagine the character {a huge Russian guy with massive muscles, protruding veins, shaggy facial hair and covered with scars, who wears nothing but boots and briefs} sitting behind the computer and making the posts we read from Zang. His schedule for today probably includes armwrestling a polar bear with one hand, while analyzing a manuscript in some extinct language with the other. XD


Bahaha. That certainly conjures up an amusing image. You know, Capcom has actually confirmed that Zangief's gay. :P

@Gehn:

The fact that there is an Erkos for both Turkey and Estonia would mean your character is half of each. =P
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:31 PM

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View PostGehn, lord of ages, on Nov 17 2009, 07:16 PM, said:

For the IC thread, whenever that comes, should we use third or first person?

I recommend 3rd person, but for those with a strong preference - 1st person is acceptable.

View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 07:37 PM, said:

Bahaha. That certainly conjures up an amusing image. You know, Capcom has actually confirmed that Zangief's gay. :P
And since the game has two versions of each char, to enable any char to fight itself {differentiated by a color scheme} - this kinda leads to thoughts of Red Zanfief / Blue Zangief.
- "What are they doing, mommy?"
- "Wrestling, dear. It's called Greco-Roman wrestling."
- "But then why are--"
- "This is a very violent game, dear. You must not look at this again for... for a few years. Let's go to those, ugh, Killer Instinct and Mortal Combat machines way over at the opposite end of the arcade, shall we..." *blush*
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:23 AM

View PostZangieF, on Nov 17 2009, 09:37 AM, said:

The fact that there is an Erkos for both Turkey and Estonia would mean your character is half of each. =P

Which totally explains how he's an Amad near the Cleft.

By the way, this is Cleft 2.0, right? Sunny New Mexico and all that.

Also, when are the events set at? Is it Old D'ni time (Kings, Guilds, BoT), or Gehn's Era (BoA), or Atrus' Era (Myst through Myst IV), or the DRC Era?
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:51 AM

View PostGehn, lord of ages, on Nov 20 2009, 10:23 AM, said:

Also, when are the events set at? Is it Old D'ni time (Kings, Guilds, BoT), or Gehn's Era (BoA), or Atrus' Era (Myst through Myst IV), or the DRC Era?


That's what I was thinking when skimming through this (kinda confusing) thread. I'd also like to know. If it's a Gehn or Atrus era, then I think I'll join in, but I don't know enough about the other times.
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