updating my CS, also @Traps can I make a second character? I want her to be something of a street rat that latched onto to Mikhail and is his 'empathetic' counterpart. (In reality she uses everyone around her, is extremely politically minded and only likes Mikhail because he gave her food)
Edit: Can you include a key for your Hex map. I don't understand all of the symbols.
@Drakeyokay you can make a second one as long as you can handle :) expect to post two times as much. Also yeah I will put in the keys xD I actually have a lot of stuff to add xD Will put them in as soon as I have time.
@Traps Daddy Traps can I plzzzzzzzz skip the personality part that's like the worst and I already did the other stuff, and I don't like being pinned down by one personality when the guy probably is bipolar as well.
Well it looks like my other RP is finally getting underway which helps my patience. :P I eagerly await character feedback.
Short of small lore-relevant details, this is actually the O.G. character: Sam Whitmore as Sam Whitmore was originally written to be played. :D If that passes muster without alteration then that'll make my day because I haven't gotten to play her in this form in too long.
@Azazaa The world map is how the hollow earth looks like xD Also I did not get to touch on the history of other nations (too much world history to work with xD) other than the US and British (and a bit on french). You may develop on the history on your own and I will add into the lore accordingly. The year is 1861, I'll put in some more background tomorrow. Anyway added an Aeraport map and some points of interest.
Edit: I will read everyone’s CS over this weekend (you may tag me again if I miss) and finish putting up all the missing OOC (really sorry for delay, caught up at work greatly).
Here's my character. I'll go into more detail if I have to, it's just bullet points for now.
Name Friedrich Karl Alexander Freiherr von Lochau
Birth Place North-western Austria
Role/Occupation Diplomat, author, retired military general and Habsburg representative in Agartha.
Appearance Freiherr von Lochau stands at 180cm with the build of an average fit 30 year old. He has a few scars around his body and a chromium-colored clockwork prosthetic where his right leg should be. His hair is slightly curly and light brown. Strong eyebrows and puncturing blue eyes dominate the top of his face and the noble nose comes with a fabulous moustache underneath it.
Equipment/Inventory • Can often be seen wearing his formal attire, a tailcoat always kept in pristine condition a black-yellow striped tie. • Old military dress uniform still travels with him for more notable events, and for the occasional nostalgia. • Pocket watch, a precious family heirloom. • Four-barreled duck's foot pistol in case things get steamy. • Money. Lots of money. State money, family money. Lots of it. • A full bookshelf. • Portrait of Virgin Mary to be kept in a pocket at all times. • Portrait of Franz Josef I to be kept in a pocket at all times.
Strengths • Highly talented in speaking, writing and generally expressing himself. • Academic knowledge on history, cultures and philosophy. He loves reading a book or two. • Self-proclaimed strategic mastermind, with front-line experience from multiple wars and uprisings. • Heavenly support - God will preserve Austria and her loyal subjects.
Weaknesses • Fanatic patriotism - While obviously seen as a virtue by himself and his countrymen, it can crowd his judgement and lead to embarrassment. • Prone to alcoholism. • Awkwardly working robot leg that slows down his walking speed and acts as an easy target of mockery for the more technologically advanced British and Americans.
Personality • Cynical. • Perfectionist. • Arrogant, racist and superstitious - Hates the French and all kinds of Slavs. Generally dislikes anything that doesn't understand German. • Loves those Sacher cakes and Wienerschnitzels. • Devout Roman-Catholic - Did I mention how God will preserve Austria and her loyal subjects?
I don't want to go into too much detail about my character's behavior, because I feel like that'll just end up limiting the way I can write about him. We'll see how he plays out once we get to the story itself, alright?
Background Born as the youngest son to an age-old Bavarian noble family in God's year 1831, Friedrich von Lochau lived the early years of his life in a bubble of conservatism and aristocracy. He absolutely loves the Kaiser, loathes the inferior minorities of the Empire and believes that Austria deserves her place as the great power in Europe. He moved to Vienna when he was fifteen and became an officer for the Imperial and Royal Army in 1846, after having completed his university studies. During the first years his military career von Lochau vigorously fought to suppress several uprisings in Poland.
In his civilian life von Lochau dabbled in painting and philosophy, as well as the noble sport of hunting in order to maintain his fitness and shooting skills. He married Cornelia von Weißdorf, an eccentric, strong and independent Prussian lady. The couple didn't have any children, because who needs children? Instead our man wrote and published a series of books.
Von Lochau lost his right leg during the final battles of the Austro-Sardinian war of 1859, and was given one of the first prototypes of a fully mechanic prosthetic leg the nation's top engineers had been working on at the time as a gift of gratitude for his exemplary service, by Franz Josef I himself. This naturally caused the press to be widely interested of the former officer and gave him a much needed popularity boost to later start his political career. Austria's own man of steel? By God's mercy, yes. Unfortunately, Austrian engineers were in fact way behind countries like Britain and the United States in this field of prosthetics and the leg soon proved to be rather painful to wear and difficult to maintain. But hey, you don't refuse a gift from the Kaiser! Needless to say he hasn't been able to serve in the military since.
But alas, that's not the end of it. He moved from military to foreign politics and became Austria's diplomat - First to England in 1860, but upon request he was transferred to Agartha following the previous envoy's untimely death upon choking on a Wienerschnitzel. The year is now 1861 and the Freiherr has only just arrived to his new post. His wife is to take care of family property in Vienna and is therefore not with him.
@Azazaa The world map is how the hollow earth looks like xD
For everyone else, you may work on your CS now *cof cof* although the GM is still working on the OOC (omg the hardest part is finding pictures...). Just ask me on anything, it's faster for me to reply than putting in OOC. xD
@Azazaa hum good to go. As for politics, I find it really hard to write stories for all the nations as the story gets too big easily, so I will have to put the lore of other nations into the hands of everyone else. Just know that Agartha Independent is established soon after the wars in the early 19th century, British is the first member to officially join United States in governing Aeraport. Other nations gradually joined over the years.
[Sunday] DEC 10, 6:40PM: IC will be opened officially on Dec 15, Friday.
For characters who have been approved on CS, you may start roaming freely in the world. :) The in-game week will refresh and officially start on Friday. Game mechanics won't run until another week to prevent confusion.
Edit: while the GM will continue working on OOC... omg I'm lacking so many sections... xD
Edit: For people peeping in here, still open for spots. We need more writers for this huge world xD