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OmegaDestroyer
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Fox or Chicken?
posted September 08, 2011 05:41 PM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 17:49, 08 Sep 2011.

No Dark Elves Character Contest

Denizens of the Glade, it is I, OmegaDestroyer, here to officially announce the No Dark Elves Character Contest!  

*Holds for applause*

This contest is designed to test your creative ability to make an interesting and unique role-playing character who is NOT a Dark Elf.  Why no Dark Elves?  Because I HATE Dark Elves.  I hate their culture, I hate their history, I hate their evil slant, I hate the ones who are trying to be good by being renegades; I hate every last thing about them.  The only redeemable quality they have is they die easily.

Moving on...

CRITERIA:

To win this contest, you need to create an original role-playing character who is not a Dark Elf or some lame version of.  I want an original character, with a great biography, who could be a role-playing character in one of our games.  Skills, talents, perks, gear, abilities, habits, are all appreciated in your creations.  It is acceptable to create a character within an existing lore, such as D&D, Heritage, Star Gazers, and the like.  

Characters will be judged on:

1) Originality
2) Biography
3) Role-playing capability.
4) Whether or not they are a Dark Elf or similar creature.

RULES:

1) Dark Elves will NOT be tolerated in this contest.  That's the whole point of the contest.  If you do create a Dark Elf, you clearly have failed to grasp that concept.  I will award you no points and ask that God have mercy on your soul.  

2)  The characters must be original.  If I find that the character has been plagiarized, you will be disqualified.  

3)  Just to be on the safe side, no Dark anything.  No Dark Dwarves, no Dark Eldar (got to be fair), no Dark Darkness.  Be original.  The Dark counterpart of Race X is not original.  

Anybody who would like to enter, just post here.  Once we have enough applicants, I will round up some judges and set a date for the judging.  

Oh, and in case I forgot, the winner will get a red shiny and bragging rights, if they are petty like that.  (I'm not sure why someone would want to brag about a winning character seeing as how it will never be as awesome as my winning character, Calculina.  )

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Shyranis
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posted September 08, 2011 05:44 PM

So Ponies are in? If so I think Darkshadow could come up with a pretty good character with that wholesomely twisted mind of his =)
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OmegaDestroyer
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Fox or Chicken?
posted September 08, 2011 05:48 PM

Ponies are acceptable...

Never thought I would write that in the Glade...
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted September 08, 2011 05:50 PM

Do we have to draw a picture for our character? My artistic skills are 'Paint' quility .
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OmegaDestroyer
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Fox or Chicken?
posted September 08, 2011 05:53 PM

If you would like to create pictures, you can.  Pictures will not be part of the judging criteria though.
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Darkshadow
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posted September 08, 2011 06:34 PM

Quote:
So Ponies are in? If so I think Darkshadow could come up with a pretty good character with that wholesomely twisted mind of his =)


Hmm, I might be able to conjure something up for this

(If I have time that is )

Btw OD, how would you feel of "Dark necrons" faction?
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Shyranis
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posted September 08, 2011 06:57 PM

Necron Pony? =)
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Darkshadow
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posted September 08, 2011 07:04 PM
Edited by Darkshadow at 19:05, 08 Sep 2011.

Dammit, no more warhammer crossovers!

EDIT:

Quote:
a person or group of people


Elves aren't people.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 08, 2011 08:25 PM

I actually had a point with that trolling and derailing.

If it needs to be original why are you only shutting off the dark elves(or at least the DnD kind)(or dark peoples of DnD anyways)? Why not demand originality from the start? Couldn't it be the dark are the originals and the light ones are the copy? Just makes not that much sense seeing as most of the dark whatever are a totally different people from their light counterparts and the creator just got lazy with names.
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OmegaDestroyer
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posted September 08, 2011 08:32 PM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 20:36, 08 Sep 2011.

If you had a problem with the terms of the contest, you should have stated them up front instead of calling me a racist. I am cleaning up those posts now.

As to originality, I stated that I wanted an original role-playing character.  I stated that I did not believe Dark Elves were original and thus barred them from the contest.  Since I created the contest, it is reasonable that I would be able to define the terms of the contest.  If you do not like the terms of the contest, you do not have to participate.  

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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 08, 2011 08:36 PM

Never planned to but just wanted to criticise your way of doing things. It's not like dwarves or giants are that original either.
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Adrius
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posted September 08, 2011 08:39 PM

You'll have to admit that the role as the SEXY DARK ELF ASSASSIN usually gets taken first in just about any RPG though. Everyone wants to be dark, sexy and mysterious.
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JoonasTo
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What if Elvin was female?
posted September 08, 2011 08:42 PM

Ummmm....
Have you read a lot of the Glade RPs lately?

Last one I recall was Ceres in Gladerion and even she was a hopeless comedic Cleric.
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Darkshadow
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posted September 08, 2011 08:43 PM

Quote:
Have you read a lot of the Glade RPs lately?



>implying that the glade represents majority of RPs
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del_diablo
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posted September 08, 2011 08:49 PM

So 8-9 level DnD as powerlevel? O.o
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War-overlord
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posted September 08, 2011 08:58 PM

Ooh, I might just be in on this. Where did I leave my thinking-hat?
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posted September 08, 2011 09:02 PM

I want to joint too. Hmm the originality thing will be interesting... since anything that isn't completely ridiculous has been done to death... intrigueing.
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posted September 09, 2011 12:22 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 05:50, 09 Sep 2011.

Well, I'll just make my character in the world of Ashan , though she could theoretically fit into a lot of different scenarios.


Pretext:
Micah Sol Vultarro was born into a merchant family and had the profession pressured upon him since a young age, although in his heart he dreamed of becoming a soldier for the Empire and sailing the seas with other young men. As a boy he had often hung around the local dockside pubs, where off-duty sailors in the Talonguard Armada would drink and recount stories to one another. When he became a young man he rehearsed many speeches he would give to his father to tell him he was joining the army, but he never gave the speech or uttered a word of protest. At 13 he began his profession as a merchant with his mother and father.

His parents did not believe in bloodshed, and they owned a small but well-built flute ship that they used to transport oranges, limes, and other tropical fruits from the Silver Cities. The ship was painted red, with bright orange sails to signify that it traded in tropical fruits. The aristocracy in the Griffin Empire paid well for such delicacies, but much of their profits were squandered away from harsh taxes and levees to help pay for the northern campaigns, and frequent rumors of hostile naga prowling off of the Silver Coasts had made them often take long and costly detours. The rumors were constantly brewing from excitable, gossiping sailors and had little substance to them, but Micah's father was notoriously squeamish and superstitious. Micah often rehearsed speeches in private where he would tell his father to continue on course to help pay their way, but he never gathered to the courage to tell him. Thus they lived a safe but modest life. His mother and father were both dead by the time he was thirty, and even after their deaths he continued in their profession, perhaps because he had already done it for so long, and at the age of 62 he was withering away with an increasingly common cough and a chronic pain in his left abdomen. He married and had seven children of his own, but he never truly loved his wife, or any women for that matter, and even in the last years of his life he still fantasized the idea of joining the army and becoming the captain of a galleon. As the pain in his abdomen grew worse, he took up long and heavy drinking to ease the pain and help him sleep.

In spite of his unrewarding life, Micah's long years of sailing to exotic towns in the southern continent had still made him privy to many secrets that were unknown to the commoners of the Griffin Empire's small port towns. In an act of desperation and uncharacteristic boldness, he bound and gagged his wife and fled to the privacy of the old flute he inherited. He performed an ancient and outlawed ritual that he had learned from worshipers of Sylassa while docked in the Silver Cities. It was illegal naga sorcery, said by many to be grossly unpredictable and very rarely delivered the intended results. The sorcery drained the life of a person precious to you in order to be reborn into a new body. He wished to the summoned water spirits to become a young woman of great beauty, cunning, lascivious, and undaunted by the expectations of her peers. In his half-drunken stupor, he performed the ritual incorrectly, and after slaying his wife, his own body slowly withered to a dry husk, the life magic of the ritual seeping into the planks of the ship.



Flute:
She didn't know what else to call herself. The word came naturally to her. When a teenage boy saw a naked redhead woman striding down the docks in the late hours of the night, he was too excited and nervous to do anything except stupidly ask her what her name was. "Flute". Was that what she was? Wasn't she a ship? Was it now her name?

Consciousness. She understood that she was a conscious being. More than that, she had knowledge. Words of the land's language came from her lips, and she perceived the words of the boy before her. She knew what the boy was saying. She knew she was walking on a dock, in a town. She knew the trees rustling in the wind were called trees. Everything was infused into her mind in a painful and undefinable blast of unholy power. She didn't have parents or siblings. She had no record among the scribes, or have anybody to vouch for her. She recalled all of the memories and knowledge of Micah, sucking up his essence in a matter of seconds, like gulping a tall glass of water.

She gave the boy a nod, returned from the way she had come, and commandeered a ship that looked reliable and seaworthy. She set sail with speed and diligence into the pitch black night with the same ease as doing it in broad daylight, navigating the ship with a preternatural skill. She knew men at arms from the town would pursue her for the stolen vessel, and would probably blame her for the mysterious disappearance of a red-painted flute with orange sails, but who gives a damn? She wasn't afraid. She was everything that her cowardly, dead creator had wished to become himself. She knew there were "free tradesman" amok in the port cities far to the south where she might find work, comforts, and adventure. She would travel there and begin the life that she intended to live to her fullest desire.

Name: Flute
Age: 1
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Worship: None
Hair: Red
Eyes: Orange
Height: Average

Skills:
Seamanship, cartography, swordsmanship, espionage.

Current status: Flute has been alive for a little less than a year, and has already succeeded in becoming a commended member of the thieves guild that spreads throughout Ashan. She is currently employed by a corrupt count within the Wolf Duchy that is seeking to replace the duke.

Mannerisms: Flute is a fickle woman known to those around her for her unworldly daring and appetite for adventure. She possesses a quick wit that entices almost all of the men around her, and many say her attitude will lead to her death in less than a year. Nobody knows Flute as a close and personal friend, and if they did, they would probably find her eccentric. She sometimes awakes in the middle of the night with an inexplicable urge to paddle around in a pool of water while wobbling back and forth, and she will sometimes perform this action while in the bathtub. She also enjoys making whale and dolphin noises, as they soothe her and help her sleep, and several one-night lovers have been awoken by the animal sounds she makes. Furthermore, uncharacteristic to the customs for the women of the realm, she often forgets to shave her legs or armpits. She says that she's "Still getting used to all of this", though nobody is quite sure what she means by that. A man once asked her where she learned to act the way that she does, and she simply responded, "This is what I am."


Here's a picture that I've always liked that can be used for her:



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gnomes2169
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posted September 09, 2011 05:36 AM

I, of course, do wish to join this. Should be fun!

Oh also, does it have to be medieval or can it be futuristic as well?
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted September 09, 2011 09:09 PM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 21:35, 09 Sep 2011.

Well I suppose you could make an 'Ancient', because it would still be relative to the M&M universe. IMO ( at the behest of the Mod(s) I now write IMO after everything, regardless whether it's common sense to determine that everything that is unquoted should be regarded as an opinion ) .
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