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Caravan of Courage: OOC
« on: March 05, 2016, 06:43:53 AM »
Caravan of Courage



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Concept:

We're going back to the basics as it were, a simple, small party play-by-post RP based in a setting that we are all hopefully rather familiar with (Mount and Blade: Warband, yo). Less of a focus on the perfect posts (a posted post is better than the most perfect of posts that remains on unposted), but rather on having some fun and developing a nice story.

No grand armies, no endlessly confusing plots, and instead a humble start, wherein our heroes are tasked with the most basic and familiar of tasks from the very game that spawned this forum...escorting a caravan.

Notes: Blame Gammagirl for the title, it's all on hen.

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  • Before posting in the IC thread you must post a completed character sheet in the OOC, receive approval from both the GM(s) and a majority of active players must cast a vote in your favor in the super secret votes that will be conducted
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 06:19:51 PM »
In old Calradia?

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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 06:28:24 PM »
Nah, classic Warband start, so 1257.  :P

To clarify, what I mean in the "Concept" section by "no grand armies" and similar was just that the focus of the RP at the start will be on a small(ish) party of player characters (with some NPCs thrown in if needed to fill out the trade caravan).

Essentially, I want to try to ensure that things start smoothly by having all the characters start the RP together (rather than the other classic approach we've used where everyone kind of takes charge of there own little army)
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 06:31:17 PM »
I only asked because of the map :P

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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 06:33:25 PM »
 :lol:

My bad, updated with the correct map, no anti-Sarranid bias here.  :iamamoron:



Edit: Before I forget, in regards to character experiences/profession/knowledge, combat ability is obviously good, but realistically other useful skills would also be great (like medical knowledge, smithing, etc.).
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 07:54:09 PM »
Awesome!  :P

Just think of a reason said Khergit ended up in Jelkela (although this is Warband so that kind of stuff seems to happen all the time).
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 08:23:41 PM »
Sorry for pulling my post, didn't want to double post and I didn't see you're reply.

For simplicity sake, I'm just gonna assume everyone speaks a common language. 

Name: Qualug Tarkhan
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Faction of Birth: Khergit
Allegiance: His horse and himself
Experience: Veteran
Feudal Rank: Freeman
Appearance: Hardened and weather from a lifetime on the steppes, Qualug is you're standard Khergit. 5'9, a light 130lbs, ragged, looks out of place anywhere not on a horse and in the steppes.

Personality: Standoffish and un-engaging, Qualug dislikes cities, boats, the sand and highborn nobles. He is fully willing to commit acts of outlawry and other such foul acts, but would rather remain a decent person in the eyes of the law.

Talents: Riding, Horse-archery, Path-finding, tracking and spotting. And stealing things. He does that to.

Biography: Born to a shepard in Ada Kulum, he was passed to a band of steppe raiders under the command of Altan Uruk Kashiktan at the tender age of 15. The veteran raider used Qualug to hold his horses, until he eventually took the young lad under his wing and trained him in the art of light cavalry and horsemanship. Bloodied in innumerable raids, Qualug remained with the band until Altan finally settled down. After altan left, the band fell into pure steppe banditry, eventually being smashed by a pair of pissed of Noyans. Qualug managed to escape, and decided to lay low for a few years. The Kingdom of Rhodoks sounded like a good bet, Altan rarely going into those mountains with his band.

Of course, he still needs to eat, and has no skills other then those of a bandit outrider.

Equipment:

Worn (clothing/armor): Steppe Cap, boots, Khergit Lamellar vest.

Weapons (melee weapons, shields and ranged weapons): Round cavalry shield, Iron war axe, dagger, Vaegirian War Bow, Khergit Arrows quiver x2. (Note: In typical Khergit fashion, his quivers are slung across the hindquarters of his mount and not carried personally. This means that his warbow is useless unmounted, and thus almost always left with his steed.)

Horse: Arkrijuth, mare, flighty and nimble light blue Roan Hunter.

Miscellaneous: Regular outrider kit, wine and waterskin, blankets, the like.

I decided to keep it pretty basic. We all are familiar with steppe bandits and what they do, don't want to bore people with stories of raiding that don't really affect the RP.
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 08:54:00 PM »
Working on a research papers, will read your CS as soon as I have time in a bit.



However:

For simplicity sake, I'm just gonna assume everyone speaks a common language.

Pretty much, I'm figure either everyone by great fortune speaks a common language (which we can settle on) or we can go with a lingua franca in the form of Calradian or some similar remnant of the common tongue of the Empire.
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 11:21:23 PM »
Notwithstanding a current lack of history.

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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2016, 09:37:38 AM »
So far so good, at least for me, still waiting to hear from GisforGamma.



In other news had some time to work on my own CS, reading Angelsachsen's CS I was inspired to reacquaint myself with medieval fashion.  :P

Secondly, since naming horses seems to be all the rage:

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Horse: For the long journey to Dhirm, the elderly merchant has generously provided Orso with a trusty steed. A dapple gray courser called Nalst, the well-mannered creature represents only a portion of the winnings won by Bertram as a result of a remarkably successful series of wagers.
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2016, 03:27:21 PM »
Secondly, since naming horses seems to be all the rage:

I've been doing that forever.  :roll:
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2016, 03:37:05 PM »
Hipster.
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2016, 03:39:49 PM »
Well, I can't see I'm disappointed it caught on.  :P
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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2016, 11:51:17 PM »
It seems so natural.

Character building an easterner and realised how great he'd also look.

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Re: Caravan of Courage: OOC
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2016, 03:42:03 AM »
Those do indeed look spiffy!  :P

Are you just using Photoshop/GIMP to remove everything but the character?



Rumor has it that there is a Sarranid in the works from a familiar poster.



With Gammagirl's valuable feedback in hand, I'm accepting both your characters. Although feel free to message me if you want me to change something in the Character Sheets or even if you feel you want to try something entirely different (although I like both your characters, so not trying to lead you astray in that regard, but I'm willing to be pretty flexible for this RP).

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