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- Upon these cursed sands does the blood of a hundred kings flow. -





Dahard - the Lost Land.

Named thus for as long as any can remember no king or queen has truly ruled this realm. A sanctuary for bandits and bizarre cults, plagued by great beasts and abominations - none have tamed this wild and godless land. And yet daring and wayward souls continue to come seeking wealth and glory. And there is indeed wealth and glory to be claimed in Dahard. The bones of long forgotten ruins and ancient cities harbor lost riches and wonders beyond one’s imagining. Many brave adventurers have set out to the Lost Land seeking their fortunes.
But Dahard is an unforgiving place and the weak and foolish do not survive long. Only those with fortitude can hope to harrow this land and unearth it’s secrets and claim it’s spoils.

Fate has ferried you to Dahard. Do you seek treasure, knowledge, or something else? Perhaps you follow the horn call of the conqueror. A powerful man from afar has come seeking to subjugate - to rule - like countless before him. He raises his banner proudly, welcoming any who would serve his will in Dahard. Join him in his endeavor or follow your own path, all will face their trials here at the whim of a beholder greater than any mortal being.








Welcome to Sandstriders : A Lost Land!
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In this RP players take up the role of a traveler newly arrived in Dahard, an unclaimed realm with a troubled and bloody history. For reasons your own you have come here be you a treasure hunter, intrepid explorer, or just a wandering vagabond. Regardless of your motivations you will find yourself swept up in a series of events that will shape the future of not just Dahard but the surrounding lands as well. It will be up to the player to decide what role you will fill and with whom you will stand by in the end.

This will be an open world experience, that said there will of course be a flowing narrative to be followed. Decisions made and paths taken by players will have various effects on the moving plot, the scale of these effects will vary of course based upon the stakes and elements of the scenario at hand. The main plot is centered on the arrival and exploits of a nobleman from a foreign land, his desire for prestige and power driving him to claim a prize that none before him have. His course however is just part of a greater design and the march of his army will stir forces beyond imagining.

Carve your name in the sand and stone as you meet your destiny in the Lost Land! Be it to serve the first true master of the realm and bring order or become an instrument of the forces of chaos leaving rivers of blood in your wake.








Expectations and an outline on gameplay and functions.
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    • Adhere to the guild rules of course.
    • This will be 18+ but in cohesion with guild rules avoid sexually explicit themes and other fringe material that others may be uncomfortable with.
    • Please do not detach yourself from the storyline. As already clarified this RP is open world, the context being that players are allowed to pursue personal goals and explore the land of their own volition. That said everyone is expected to have a presence in the main plot as it unfolds so generally speaking keep your character in the loop.
    • Stay in sync with the main theme, specifically in regards to character creation. Opposite the typical high fantasy adventure this RP was founded on the culture and mythology of the Middle East, some specific inspirations were taken from the Indian subcontinent as well. Players are expected to stay true to this foundation throughout their participation. Ask me for further clarity if needed.
    • Players are allowed only one character at a time. If your character dies you are allowed to create a new one.
    • This will be a lite tabletop campaign. What I mean by this is that while we will be using tabletop devices - i.e dice, ability scores, etcetera - this is very much still a narrative driven RP. Putting a ratio to it this will be 2/3 narrative and 1/3 dice rolls and scoring.
    • Post content should range within three to ten paragraphs to put it roughly. In some instances less than three paragraphs is fine, but even then bare minimum should be no less than around eight to ten sentences. I am less strict on longer than average posts but even then let us try and keep things within the “casual to low advanced” scale.
    • Discord will be used for a notable amount of communication/discussion while IC content will remain onsite.
    • Please notify the GM of any extended absence you may need/have. I’m willing to work with you if you just let me know. If you have simply lost interest I would still appreciate a heads up with my guarantee of no hard feelings.








Map and background of Dahard as well as
a guide on locations.
(The map will be updated as players explore more of the land.)

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An explanation of how our system will work.
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Accepted, post her in the character tab!
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Expect the opening IC post late tonight or sometime in the next day or two. I will work on adding more to the languages as well throughout the next few days while people finish characters and-or work on their own opening posts.
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Cast of Sandstriders

Harwa Ahmestep, 59, Slayer (Beggar Warrior), LG, Tawran
Namihra Ambreen al-Reza, 24, Battle/Mystic Monk, CN, Esaadi
Kichirō Takagi, 30, Mystic Monk (Holy man), LG, Akanan
Amal Kalfir Mansur, 27, Thief, CN, ??

All appear to be followers of Urkun - Arhanphast, the “Great Father”
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I was worried we would all roll mages, instead three goddamn clerics showed up.
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I was worried we would all roll mages, instead three goddamn clerics showed up.


Technically two-ish clerics and a paladin.
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I have first seen this as an invite-only RP, so I'm wondering whether the 'Apply' join status might just be accidentally there ? If not I'd like to ask whether anyone would not be happy about me trying to come up with something for this :)
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I have first seen this as an invite-only RP, so I'm wondering whether the 'Apply' join status might just be accidentally there ? If not I'd like to ask whether anyone would not be happy about me trying to come up with something for this :)


‘Twas initially solely invitation, but I have opened up another spot or two as it were. So if you would like to put forth a character the answer is yes 💯

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I was worried we would all roll mages, instead three goddamn clerics showed up.

I had commented earlier that I typically play some sort of a melee class or a thief. But I had this healer, taken from an Asian RP set; a Shugenja that I have been wanting to play for the longest time. I figured no one would take a healing class, right?

This is what his original Spellbook looks like.
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I'm almost certain @POOHEAD189 can already predict what kind of character I have been thinking to make for at least quite a while :)
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The IC opening is posted! Let us begin!

I took longer than expected because after writing the opening originally I wasn’t satisfied and basically restarted from scratch. Beneath the plot introduction I have “prompts” listed, which basically are meant to set the tone for the three starting locations. I have never used an approach like that before and probably won’t utilize this method very much - if at all - for the rest of the RP. (Unless players would prefer at the start of each act?)

If you have any questions LMK. We are still waiting for a few characters but no rush to those who are still outstanding! ^-^ I will be closing down application again as we have enough for a good campaign but that isn’t to say it will not be opened again later.

Questions, comments, concerns, curiosities, or ideas? Message/Ping me!
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Hopefully she doesn't suck.



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If you're asking me for wisdom, you're clearly in need of some.

She does not suck. Love this quote.

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<Snipped quote by Force and Fury>
She does not suck. Love this quote.


Haha, thanks! That's the kind of snappy, brief dialogue you can expect from her for the most part. I'm the most verbose person you might ever meet, so playing someone who's kind of pithy, sharp, and spare with words should be a fun challenge.
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Okay, almost there with the other posts I need to do first, will start working on my OP for this soon!
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Same! I'm hoping to be ready to post by tomorrow evening
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I'm guessing by the 'full' status of this RP, I've missed my chance? I only just saw the interest check, and find myself quite, well, interested.
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