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Formaroth – The Battle For the Throne: A Nation RP



(Note most OOC conversations happen via discord so I would advise getting a discord account if you wish to join)

At the moment this RP's vacancies are as followed:
Nation (Open for minor houses)
Individual Character (Open)

This roleplay will be focused around the main family houses of Formaroth and their response to a power struggle that arises once the King of Formaroth dies and leaves no heir to the throne. The aim of the RP is to try and make your house the ruler of Formaroth through political, military and diplomatic means. The different Roleplayers will have to choose how to deal with the various situations and obstacles that they will face, and depending on the choices they make, will decide on the outcome of what happens. The winner is whoever becomes the king/queen of Formaroth with a stable rule.



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Something to Consider Before Joining

This is an Advanced Roleplay, meaning we expect from you to put forth effort, and care into each of your posts. We expect no less than 3 paragraphs from you in each post, we prefer quality over quantity. As this is an Advanced roleplay, we strongly encourage collaborations between you, and fellow players to help minimize dialogue taking up smaller posts. If you need to talk to another person’s character, put it in a collab, it flows smoother, and is easier to be read by other players.

Posting standards won’t be rigid, but we do ask that you try to show up in the OOC and be an active participant that way to show you’re still interested. If we do not hear from a player in a two-week time period, they will be considered dropped out of the game. We understand life can be busy; all we ask is to be given notification if you’ll be away for a bit. We do ask that you do try to get an in-character post up within a two-week period, although we will keep the plot moving if we’re being held up by a small number of players just to keep things moving along. I’m sure each and every one of you have experiences of games grinding to a halt because one player is holding up the plot, we’re going to try to not let that happen.

If you’re the kind of player who joins a game but has a habit of dropping it on a whim, please move along. The colossal graveyard of failed roleplays exist because of players like you and GMs that refuse to enforce standards and I’m not putting up with that. That said, if you have to drop because you just aren’t enjoying it or something came up, I totally get it. All I ask is you give it a solid effort and talk to me and MacabreFox if you have concerns, ideas, or would like to suggest how to make the game more enjoyable. Honestly, we don’t bite! We want this to be something fun that people can feel like it’s a fun, low-pressure roleplay that doesn’t require a huge commitment to enjoy.

Being in advanced, obviously acceptable spelling and grammar and punctuation are expected, but don’t feel like you have to be an English major being graded or anything. We all make mistakes, and a lot of people roleplay to improve their writing skills, so welcome aboard! Just please proofread your stuff before posting and make an effort and everything will be fine. All that’s expected for length is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 2-3 paragraphs, and collaborations are more than welcome – there will be links to a couple Titanpads for anyone to use, although if you go that route, please try to finish the collabs in a timely manner and try not to tie them up so others can use it. Just leave a disclaimer at the top for what the status of a collab is at (e.g. who’s involved, if it’s still a work in progress, if it’s finished and can be erased, etc.) so anyone taking a look can quickly see what’s going on.

The Scary Part of our RP: The Rules

1. You God mod. You have been warned. This includes being untouchable in combat, reading people’s thoughts, knowing and reacting to events that your character can’t possibly have known about, any far-fetched ideas on magic, creatures, or any laws of the world you think of breaking, of any sort, and so on. Basically, common sense. We’re telling a story, not hacking a video game.

2. Mary and Gary Sues will be ejected into the deep frigid waters of Irman Sea to contemplate how awful they are. This includes characters who are irritatingly perfect, loved by everyone, always have the answers to all the problems, have no flaws, and painfully generic back stories that is like sandpaper for the eyes.

3. Approved races only. This means no made up species. The only approved races are:
-Humans (Highly recommended)
-Elves (available but would still recommend being a human: If you were to be a elf your role and character would be greatly restricted)

4. Technology is limited to medieval Europe and middle east, with a touch of fantasy. So no guns, assault rifles, or enchanted weapons, etc. If you have questions about weapons and armor, ask away!

5. Original characters only. Obvious rip offs of established characters will also not be tolerated. Failing to do this will force your character to be removed from the list of potential candidates.

6. If you want to make up an organization or company or whatever for your back story, that’s allowed as long as it doesn't mess around with existing canon or contradict the timeline.

7. Character deaths are a possibility, but unlikely. It will be context sensitive and likely will not happen unless a character drops out, plans it out with the GM, or generally puts themselves in an impossible situation to escape from. Expect injuries and wounds to happen, though. If your character is caught in a heavy battle without the upper hand, please treat it realistically. I don’t want to see somebody take on 20 mercs and walk out like nothing happened.

9. Pre-made characters are permitted, provided you update them to fit this RP and take the time to make them fit. Please no copy/paste jobs without taking into consideration CS formats and the rules.

10. If you’re going to go away or feel like dropping out, please let us know if possible. It’s a courtesy thing and annoying as hell when people vanish without saying anything. It has this nasty habit of hanging up RPs while they wait for somebody to return. That said, real life comes first so if things come up, your character will be treated as an NPC until you return. Don’t feel pressured to post if you have real life stuff to worry about! That said, I hope if you’re joining this you’ll be able to spend a decent amount of time with it.

11. Romances are allowed in the RP, but it will not be the focus of this RP. If you feel the need to be a smut monster, please take it to PMs. Likewise, if you’re making a character with the sole intention of scoring, they will also be ejected in the deep waters of the Irman Sea to be eaten by our lovely Kraken.

In regards to the Character Sheet, please review the following sheets below for Nation, or for Individual. We expect your character, or Nation to be fully fleshed, not a novel, but we need to know the details on your characters. Background information is important, and must consist of at least 5 paragraphs minimum, the more the merrier as they say. We want to know where they grew up, were their parents involved, were they rich or poor, who influenced them, what did they like to do as children, etc. As for your character's Appearance, a WRITTEN description is mandatory, especially if you have an Individual Character. We want to know how tall they are, how much they weigh, what does their hair look like, their eye colour, skin tone, body build, what does their voice sound like when they speak? We want to know as much detail as you can possibly provide. Please refrain from Anime type pictures, and use realistic ones if you wish to use a picture. We can’t take your character seriously if they have blue/pink/purple hair, etc.

Please take a look at the Reference Sheet, there is much information within that can answer any questions you may have, from practiced religion, NPCs, Kingdom Information, various Maps, Historical Information, other species, and other useful bits you may find necessary when writing your CS.

By submitting a Character Sheet, be it Individual or a Nation, you hereby adhere to all of RPG Rules, as well as our own. Meaning if we ask you to do something, and you don't, that is grounds for us to remove you from the roleplay.




Helpful Links
IC Link
OOC Link
Reference Sheet

Useful Name Generator
Expansive Name Generator
Motto Generator

Cast Members


Duncan De Reimer/House De Reimer, Kingdom of Cawanor - @TheDuncanMorgan
Andrew Manshrew/House Manshrew, Kingdom of the Uzgob Desert - @AndrewCooper
House Blackwell, Kingdom of Alenius - @PhoenixWhite
Aurelia Vyncetta, High Magister - @MacabreFox
Claus Rotstein, Captain of the Steel Fist - @Klomster
Lady Lanaya Triskell Dionisa, Magister - @Sundered Echo
Urd Raudhfell, Mage of Cawanor - @Ellri
Marquis Lycaon Issorat, Knight of the Holy Order - @ZB1996
Aulus Granus Eskandar, Lord of Coruneon - @Kho
Eclipse Kornova, Knight of the Gods - @Wraithblade6
Dyril Elian/Kiseo, Travelers from a far away land - @Fallenreaper

Dropped Players (Note the character and their role in the IC is still Canon)


House Sutharlan, Kingdom of Raeldar - @Cold Hands
Cinero Lupus, Master Storyteller - @Catchphrase
Sir Ramfrey Hansard, Legendary Knight - @Hygswitch
Lady Grim and the Grim Company - @The Wyrm
House Antherion, Pirate Nation of Delverance - @ArisenMoon

Dropped Characters (Contributions made by characters are not considered Canon)


Henri Anjervine - @Louis Dabout (character is Canon)
Gabanre Charis -@twannyman

Link to Reference Sheet (Extensive Guide to the Lore of Formaroth)

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@Ala Hello :)
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@AndrewCooper Hey Andy
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Frances here :)
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@frandom Good good :) . Now all we need is Tyler and Micheal.
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@AJ1234 Hey Alun. Nice username.
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I hope this is still open because I have a finished CS for you to read (;

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@MacabreFox Great character :) . Feel free to add to the character's tab.
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@AndrewCooper @AJ1234 @MacabreFox . Just to let you know; despite posting her character sheet @frandom is unfortunately not taking part in the RP.
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@AndrewCooper @AJ1234 @MacabreFox . Just to let you know the start date for the RP will be the 9th of September. I apologise for the late start but @Ala is currently abroad and unable to start her character sheet until the 2nd. I'm sorry about delay and I am sorry if this has inconvenienced you in any way.
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Oh not at all (: thank you for the updates. If anything I'll have more time on my hands than I do now starting in September.
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So, this is basically the false prince with fantasy?
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@Blizz I'm not familiar with that story, but if you say so I guess it is :p . Are you interested in joining?
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Greetings there.

I am considering joining as an individual character....ish.
I was thinking i would be some mercenary army leader, with many troops, but not redunculus. So that it would be very beneficial to have me on ones side, but not game winning.
I was thinking humans, heavy infantry with halberds and cuirasses and some other armour (not full plates) and some similarily armoured pavise crossbomen. About 1/3rd ranged troops.
The characters primary motive would be money, so he's not that interested in the throne, to much work. With some hidden objectives of course.

So if i would like to put this up how would i do so? Nation sheet? Individual character?
Is there some out of country war that has been going on recently? I was planning to return from a war, so i want the location to be logical for my chars start location.

Thoughts?

Also, pro tip.
The map is small... like REALLY small. You should make a larger version, as in pixel size. It's hard to see the names.
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@Klomster Greetings to you are well

That should be fine. Would a army of around 1000-2000 suffice? How well armed and trained would you say your troops are?

A individual character sheet should be fine.

As for out of continent wars; the Elven Imperium would likely hire mercenaries within Formaroth. Either to help put down a slave rebellion or fight a war with another continent. Your choice.

Thanks for bringing my attention to the map. I didn't realise it was so small. The original RPers were people I knew so we just used a facebook group to view pictures. I apologise and will fix it now.
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Ey, don't apologize, i told you so you could improve the map.

I'll now make an initial draft of the character, it might even lack some stuff. But it will show what my character is roughly about.
I also need to come up with a cool name....
Oh, and fun fact, "Nyhem" means NewHome in Swedish :P

Name: Claus Rotstein

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Position: Lieutenant at arms, Captain of the "Steel fist" mercenary group.

Personality: Brash and a bit boastful, he drives his men hard but not too much. He is known as a tough leader but fair. When he can he tries to fix up some extra bonuses for his men, and at times even pay from his own pockets.

Appearance: Claus Rotstein is rather tall, with a rough face with several minor scars and a large scar running across his nose from his right side eyebrow to the left side of his jaw. Dark hair and dull blue eyes.
He wears a very nice tailored suit of plate armour with a lot of subtle, yet beutiful decor. The cuirass has his companies icon painted on it, the clenched white fist atop a black background.
He carries a flamberge greatsword and a mace, he has a decorated battle horn and a decorated misericord dagger.

Background: His family was burghers of minor renown whom tended a region of farms for the lord of Scassia. was the second son and thus wouldn't inherit much.
The local lord though took him in as a man at arms for his personal army, and as such he was trained to become a potent fighter. He served the lord for many years and was rather successful.... apart from his darker side.
When he drank he became harsh and at times violent, and it showed that the monotone duties of his service in a low combat area made him take to the tankard more and more often.
He finally took a step to far and was dismissed from service after punching a noble 3rd son and trying to approach his sister. He was demoted to lieutenant after his family helped him out.

His life now in ruins he took even more to the tankard and eventually got thrown out from his home. Eventually he joined the Steel fist mercenary company. He quickly got a recognition because of his great battle prowess and men at arms training.
The varied duties also kept him from drinking, which his fellows from now on made sure so he didn't drink to much.
After many years of service, the old company captain decided to retire, Claus Rotstein was selected for his outstanding service and promoted to captain.

The Steel fist now returns from a campaign in the north west, having fought for the elven kingdom in several conflicts during seven years. (The Steel fist has returned home from time to time during this period.)
The steel fist consists of mainly battle hardened fighters, with some new trainees as with any army. The army has good knowledge in sieges as well.

Gear. Halberdiers, about this. But with halberds and some tassets. They carry maces as well.
youtu.be/FH9yjmmAE3k?t=1m49s

Pavise crossbowmen, about the same but with a pavise shield and a heavy windup crossbow and a mace.
The Steel fist numbers 1500 men, 500 of which are crossbowmen.

Skills and traits: Claus Rotstein is a skilled swordsman and has a strong voice, he is a potent commander.

I write the things i know he has training or exposure in.
Swordsman - Grand master
Other combat - Master
Strategy - Adept
Tactics - Master
Economics - Adept
Negotiation - Adept
Politics - Mediocre
Motivator - Expert
Intimidate - Expert
Farming - Mediocre
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