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The Trolloc Wars






This RP will be based on the Wheel of Time, an amazing series by Robert Jordan, though it is not necessary to know the series to participate. The time is a thousand years after the Breaking, during the end of the Trolloc Wars. There are Ten Nations, all of which collapse by the end of these horrid events. Below, there all the details you need to participate in the RP.


LANDS




SOCIOECONOMICS




THE ONE POWER




TIMELINE


The Trolloc wars were most simply a 350 year long series of battles between humans, and Shadowspawn. While the enemy armies were comprised mainly of Trollocs, Myrddraal, Draghkar, and other forms appeared as well. Humans who served the Shadow, Darkfriends, fought against the forces of Light, some in secret, some openly.

Prior to the wars, humanity was still trying to recover from the Breaking, trying to repair the world, to cooperate. Nations had met a sort of peace, a fiercely intentional period reliant on treaties and other agreements, the Compact of the Ten Nations, spearheaded by Queen Mabriam of Aramaelle.

The war began with a series of attacks by the Shadowspawn on the Borderlands, specifically Jaramide and Aramaelle. The city of Barsine in Jaramide was destroyed, while others faced awful destruction as well. At the attack on Barsine, the people of the continent- each of the Ten Nations, with the cooperation of the Aes Sedai- attempted to subdue the armies of the Shadow. They failed in their attempts, and the Shadowspawn spread into the Westlands. They began to demolish settlements, cities, and fortresses. Aramaelle, by this point, was completely overrun, though Jaramide struggled still to survive. The Shadowspawn sank into southern kingdoms, namely Aridhol, and launched their first major attack on Tar Valon.

During these first many years, the human armies were unable to face the Trolloc armies head on; they instead isolated smaller sections split off from the main armies. The only exceptions were those battles where Aes Sedai were abundant.

The Trollocs attempted to invade the Aiel Waste, only to be met by the forces of the Aiel clans. They demolished the Trolloc armies, and the Trollocs now refuse to enter the Aiel claimed lands.

The Shadow, meanwhile continued its push into Aridhol. The king received advise from a man named Mordeth, that he must be more ruthless to defeat the Shadow. The king therefore sacrificed thousands of lives to attempt to keep the Shadow away from his kingdom. The Prince of Manetheren, the neighboring southern kingdom, attempted to help the king see the error of his ways- the prince was imprisoned, and tortured, losing a hand before he escaped. The other nations marched on Aridhol to demand recompense; only to find that it had been consumed by evil, and had fallen to ruins. It was condemned with the name of Shadar Logoth. Even now, an army of Shadowspawn still remains in the city; Mordeth stays to continue his evil work.

This is when our story begins.

After Aridhol’s demise, the Shadowspawn focused their fight on Coremanda, and Manetheren. We will focus on Manetheren. In the first few years of these battles, King Thorin became famous for his glorious efforts. He was succeeded by his grandson, Aemon. Aemon marries an Aes Sedai named Eldrene, and the two led a fantastic effort against the Shadow. Aemon formed a band of elite warriors, the Band of the Red Hand. Seemingly in response, from the Shadow emerged a new commander- Ba’alzamon, the Forsaken Ishamael disguised as the Dark One himself.

Certain things must occur during this RP, as there is a history which we must follow. If you don’t want spoilers, don’t look it up, but all of the information about the Trolloc Wars is posted on the Wheel of Time wiki.

The majority of the story will (probably) take place in Manetheren, with Aemon and Eldrene, Shadar Logoth and the Blight, with Ba’alzamon and friends, and Tar Valon, with the Amyrlin Tetsuan and the other Aes Sedai. There may be battles and whatnot all over the place, there really are no restrictions except that we must follow the timeline, the lands, the socioeconomic structure, and the magic rules, details of which can all be found above.


CHARACTERS




Possibilities for characters include the following:
  • DARK:
    • Dreadlords- Mostly women with the capability to channel who lead forces of Shadowspawn
    • Darkfriends- People who fight/act on behalf of the Dark One (either known or in secret)
    • Ba’alzamon and the Shadowspawn- will be NPC’s, the former only controlled by the GM’s.
      • Trollocs
      • Myrddraal
      • Darkhounds
      • Gray Men
      • Jumara/Worms
      • Draghkar
  • LIGHT:
    • Aemon and Eldrene- will be controlled by Poo and me, respectively.
    • Tetsuan- will be an NPC, GM controlled.
    • Band of the Red Hand- The warriors who fight in Aemon’s name
    • Soldiers- Warriors who belong to the greater armies of the Ten Nations
    • Aes Sedai- Women capable of channeling
    • Warders- The men who protect individual Aes Sedai
    • Aiel- People of the wasteland, outsiders
    • Civilians- Anything else you want


If you have a special request or neat idea, based on something not listed here, go for it! Tetsuan and Ba’alzamon can be claimed, if you guys want them. The latter must be controlled by someone who has read the series, and knows the character well. Tetsuan is really open ended, though.

ON FACTIONS


All players must control a character, obviously, but the player will also control a faction, of which their character is either the leader or a member. For example, Aemon will dictate what the Band of the Red Hand is doing during battle, as he is the commander of that faction. A run-of-the-mill member of the Green Ajah would tell us what the other Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah are doing during that battle; she would not be commanding them, she would simply relay to the reader what is going on. This will be reflected in the Character Sheets, so there isn't any confusion.

The only time we need to know what a faction is doing is during battle; outside of an active battlefield, you'll just write about your character.

RULES


Honestly, since this is in the Advanced section, I expect that you guys know how RP’s work. Be nice, don't control others' characters, use correct grammar, etc. I’ll let out a little bit of faith here, and we’ll only post explicit rules of conduct if problems arise. Here are just some guidelines for how this should work:



If you have any questions, feel free to ask here, or in a PM to Poo or myself!
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Welcome, WoT fans!
17 Feb 2017 12:25
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Interesting! Playing in the world that pulled me into fantasy fiction sounds like it could be fun. Though I am now reminded of how long it's been since I've read this series ... and that I never actually finished it. D'oh.
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@Lucky Knight Thankfully, this RP begins centuries before the series takes place, so you don't have to worry about spoilers! (Although, you should finish the series, it's wonderful.)
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Haha. I'll get there eventually -- managed to make it to Gathering Storm a while back but petered out maybe halfway through. I do recall thinking how well Sanderson managed to corral his style into the shadow of Jordan, which is something I hadn't anticipated him being able to do.
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If I could make a recommendation: Perhaps move this to the Casual section and label it as "High Casual"? Considering you're allowing both Darkfriends and people fighting for the Light, it seems like you're expecting a decent pool of RPers, and Advanced just usually doesn't draw that. Going "High Casual" with some imposed posting standards might be better for what you're planning here.
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@Snagglepuss89 I don't actually expect a lot of people- I'd rather have just a few, who each control a character that is in charge of a larger group. By having people from both the Dark and Light sides of things, we can have more back and forths than just between the GM's and everyone else. Actual battle scenes, I mean, rather than one sided narrations.
17 Feb 2017 15:54
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Ooooh, I see what you mean here. It's an interesting way to try and run it, sort of like a Nation RP hybrid.

I might regret joining another RP, but you have my interest.
17 Feb 2017 22:10
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I might regret joining another RP, but you have my interest.

I second this.
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Just boosting this- If you guys know of anyone on the site who loves the Wheel of Time, please mention this to them! I'd like to have a fairly decent amount of interest before posting the OOC.
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@aviendhaYou could probably use the search function to see if there has been any other Wheel of Time Rps and maybe see if any of those people are interested?
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@Sergeant I can't get the search function to work on my phone, and my computer will be out of commission for a few days. Network issues. Good idea, though.
18 Feb 2017 17:26
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I've generally been scared of the advanced section.

But for the wheel of time, I'd Like to give it a try.
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18 Feb 2017 18:51
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OMG I so dont need another RP.

Id love to play an Aes Sedai, particularly if someone were interested in being a warder.
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@CaraI've been debating what exactly I plan to do with my character, one of which involved him as a Warder, so I think we may be able to work something out.
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Warder might be a cool PC character for me, or someone to be a Warder. Or I would love to play someone who becomes one.
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@Snagglepuss89 That sounds wonderful. Let me know what nationality/background you are thinking and we can work on a tie in.

@POOHEAD189 Well I plan on being Green Ajah, so as the war goes on, I could definitely take on a second
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Depending on the character limit I was thinking of making either an Aes Sedai/Warder (it is all dependant on how many we get of one or the other) and/or one of the Red Hand.
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If you two are set on the Warder idea I'm fine with letting one of you step in for that role. It won't be essential to what I have planned for my character, but would be a nice bit of flavor.
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