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Née 1991. I feel old already.

Been roleplaying from the age of 15, write on solo projects in my spare time. I heartily encourage interaction when it comes to writing and creative efforts. Like to think I'm an understanding but stern and solid GM when I host games, and a collaborative and creative individual. Used to draw. Write in advanced section.

While I might not be as omni-present a some of you are on RP:G, I have been a part of it since 2009-2010 (if my memory serves me right). However, I must admit that post Guildfall, my activity also dropped. Slowly getting back into things.

I attended university to acquire my master's degree in history. I already have an educational degree for history and English, and have taught both in secondary school. Prior to pursuing a pedagogical degree, I served with my country's army for two years. Currently I am a fulltime teacher of diverse courses and subjects.

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Ok there we go. It should all be the right name now


There are still a bunch of 'Lucien' references in your sheet. I counted nine.


A weakness doesn’t always have to do with one’s personality. The things I’ve listed could bring the character down just as well. However, if you’re adamant on one regarding personality, you can say he’s overly ambitious which I do believe I’ve mentioned but just not in the “Weaknesses” field.


Indeed it doesn't. But this is GoT and advanced. There's no room for Ser Gary of House Stu. I want to see flawed characters. Nobody's perfect. The 'overly ambitious' route can work, as it's a common one and has led to many a man/woman's downfall. It's also just one element. Where are his quirks? His peeves? Doubts and guilt? I still can't help but feel that Matthos, in his current state, is a flat character.

And perhaps in the future


Now. A Great House consisting of just the one guy is not the way to go about it. Branch out, challenge yourself. Multiple POVs make it more fun and immersive, and offer other player characters more chance to interact with yours. Picking a Great House implies you facilitate roleplay and pick up more than just the one character.

To me the House Sheet falls short of the mark, particularly since it is a Great House. You must realise we scrutinise these even more than lesser ones. Perhaps the other GMs may chip in when they have time @Ruby and @Ezekiel.
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Ok there we go. It should all be the right name now


I appreciate the efforts you've taken so far.

The weakness you list is one that regards his house and situtation. While I believe it is a correct assessment regarding the times, it does not relate to him as a character. Where are the flaws in his personality? Right now he's a Gary Stu.

Were you planning on adding more House members?

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Is it better now?


Who is Lucien?
I assume everything is fine with my profile? I would also like to recite my request to be on the Small Council. Either as Hand or Master of Ships if possible.


Not exactly.

This is a Great House. Even though they're new to that scene, the Tyrells need more fleshing out than a single (contradictive) character with a biography spanning just two paragraphs. As I've said previously: I'd like to see more on his weaknesses, as well as some effort to even out his personality. As it stands, Matthos looks more like a secondary character than a main one.

I refer to my earlier remarks. Not that I want to brag, but I advise you to take a look at my own WIP House Sheet. This should give you an idea of the nature of the sheet we are looking for. Another point to elaborate on would be the Tyrell relationship with their bannermen. They're a young House, with a questionable claim to overlordship of the Reach. There are other, older families with a better (blood) claim to Highgarden and the Lord Paramount title.
Would it be alright if I at some point elaborated a little bit about the captains and crews under my character's control, as well as a maybe making a full house sheet for the Saan family? Although pretty much all other members are going to be in Lys and hence might not be that relevant?


YASS.
House Hightower


Ancient and proud, House Hightower of the Hightower is the most powerful of the noble houses in the Reach. Among their illustrious lineage are kings and queens, men and women both legendary and infamous. They have often preferred trade instead of war, but are far from pacifist.

Their seat is the Hightower, located in the city of Oldtown, an impressive lighthouse fortress which features on their coat-of-arms as a stone white watchtower, crowned with fire. Their motto is "We Light the Way". Further burnishing their prestige is Vigilance, their Valyrian steel sword.

As masters over the oldest and wealthiest city of Westeros, protectors of both the Citadel and Starry Sept, and with a host of bannermen all their own, the Hightowers command pride and place. As their sky-scraping seat of power does over Oldtown, so do the Hightowers loom large over the pages of history indeed.



Recent History:

House Hightower, like their eponymous seat, has risen sky-high. Having made a name for himself as an able administrator as his Abelar’s right hand man. The brothers had quarrelled most viciously, and it was agreed that Oldtown had become too small to accommodate them both. Ser Otto duly exchanged Oldtown for King’s Landing where he did very well for himself indeed. Upon Baelon the Brave’s death in 101 AC, Ser Otto was named Hand of the King by Jaehaerys I. Otto Hightower would hold the office for nigh a decade, until his incessant dogging of Jaehaerys’ son, Viserys I, to elevate the king’s grandson above Princess Rhaenyra caused him to fall from grace. Leaving behind his Daughter Alicent, Queen since 106 AC, and a strong faction that support her son’s claim to the Iron Throne, Ser Otto returned to Oldtown to reconcile with his elder brother.

For the past two years, Abelar and Otto have patched up an uneasy peace between them. While Otto may no longer be Viserys’ Hand, he still exerts massive influence through his daughter, the Queen. Otto has adopted patience, confident his skills and personal relations to the royal house will see him restored to office. Lord Abelar believes his brother’s ambitions soar too high, and is convinced he would be better off tempering them. At the same time, he understands his brother’s pursuit of power for Otto has no lordship to call his own. He is aware of a certain parallel between himself and King Viserys. Whilst the King has been heard to say “Let Daemon play at war. It keeps him out of trouble,” Lord Abelar adapted the royal quote to fit his own brother, displaying his sarcastic sense of humour: “Let Otto play at politics. It gets him in trouble.”

Sworn Houses:

House Beesbury of Honeyholt
House Bulwer of Blackcrown
House Costayne of the Three Towers
House Cuy of Sunhouse
House Mullendore of Uplands
House Members:

  • Lord Abelar Hightower (51), also called Abe(lar) the Able or Lord Able
    • Ser Ormund, his son and heir (27)


  • Ser Bryndon Hightower (48), the foremost knight of Oldtown, also called Bryndon the Bold (or Bryndon the Bald in covert ridicule).


  • Ser Otto Hightower (46), Abelar’s youngest brother
    • Ser Barris, his eldest, deceased
    • Queen Alicent Hightower (27), wife to Viserys I. She is three-and-twenty years of age, (born 88 AC), and became Queen in 106 AC. She has already given His Grace two sons and a daughter, their children being
      • Aegon (born 107 AC), a raucous toddler
      • Helaena (109 AC), a quiet child still in swaddling
      • Aemond (110 AC), a newborn babe
    • Ser Gwayne Hightower (15), youngest of Otto's children, and already a knight of renown in spite of his young age.


Assorted cousins and kinsmen:
  • Ser Myles Hightower, a knightly cousin, a greedy and miserly man.
  • Ser Hobert Hightower, (41), yet another cousin, a stout, slow-moving man who is known to dabble in poisons.










more TBA
@Sini

Changed and I based the contents off of the template provided. I’ll probably reveal the other topics IC.


I usually put them in the character description. I'm not a huge fan of listing them explicitely.
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Sheet Feedback:
I find there's some contradiction in his character, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe because you point out that he isn't the most honourable of men, whilst saying that he stays true to friends and allies. To me that seems to entail an honourable personality. Also, 'pride' not 'proudness' (while the latter exists apparently, it really is uncommon). Finally, I advise you to add in some weakness(es), and relations. Quirks are also always a nice thing. These will make Matthos a more interesting, rounded out character.
Fine by me!
House Hightower


Ancient and proud, House Hightower of the Hightower is the most powerful of the noble houses in the Reach. Among their illustrious lineage are kings and queens, men and women both legendary and infamous. They have often preferred trade instead of war, but are far from pacifist.

Their seat is the Hightower, located in the city of Oldtown, an impressive lighthouse fortress which features on their coat-of-arms as a stone white watchtower, crowned with fire. Their motto is "We Light the Way". Further burnishing their prestige is Vigilance, their Valyrian steel sword.

As masters over the oldest and wealthiest city of Westeros, protectors of both the Citadel and Starry Sept, and with a host of bannermen all their own, the Hightowers command pride and place. As their sky-scraping seat of power does over Oldtown, so do the Hightowers loom large over the pages of history indeed.



Recent History:

House Hightower, like their eponymous seat, has risen sky-high. Having made a name for himself as an able administrator as his Abelar’s right hand man. The brothers had quarrelled most viciously, and it was agreed that Oldtown had become too small to accommodate them both. Ser Otto duly exchanged Oldtown for King’s Landing where he did very well for himself indeed. Upon Baelon the Brave’s death in 101 AC, Ser Otto was named Hand of the King by Jaehaerys I. Otto Hightower would hold the office for nigh a decade, until his incessant dogging of Jaehaerys’ son, Viserys I, to elevate the king’s grandson above Princess Rhaenyra caused him to fall from grace. Leaving behind his Daughter Alicent, Queen since 106 AC, and a strong faction that support her son’s claim to the Iron Throne, Ser Otto returned to Oldtown to reconcile with his elder brother.

For the past two years, Abelar and Otto have patched up an uneasy peace between them. While Otto may no longer be Viserys’ Hand, he still exerts massive influence through his daughter, the Queen. Otto has adopted patience, confident his skills and personal relations to the royal house will see him restored to office. Lord Abelar believes his brother’s ambitions soar too high, and is convinced he would be better off tempering them. At the same time, he understands his brother’s pursuit of power for Otto has no lordship to call his own. He is aware of a certain parallel between himself and King Viserys. Whilst the King has been heard to say “Let Daemon play at war. It keeps him out of trouble,” Lord Abelar adapted the royal quote to fit his own brother, displaying his sarcastic sense of humour: “Let Otto play at politics. It gets him in trouble.”

Sworn Houses:

House Beesbury of Honeyholt
House Bulwer of Blackcrown
House Costayne of the Three Towers
House Cuy of Sunhouse
House Mullendore of Uplands
House Members:

  • Lord Abelar Hightower (51), also called Abelar the Able
    • Ser Ormund, his son and heir (27)


  • Ser Bryndon Hightower (48), the foremost knight of Oldtown, also called Bryndon the Bold (or Bryndon the Bald in covert ridicule).


  • Ser Otto Hightower (46), Abelar’s youngest brother
    • Ser Barris, his eldest, deceased
    • Queen Alicent Hightower (27), wife to Viserys I. She is three-and-twenty years of age, (born 88 AC), and became Queen in 106 AC. She has already given His Grace two sons and a daughter, their children being
      • Aegon (born 107 AC), a raucous toddler
      • Helaena (109 AC), a quiet child still in swaddling
      • Aemond (110 AC), a newborn babe
    • Ser Gwayne Hightower (15), youngest of Otto's children, and already a knight of renown in spite of his young age.


Assorted cousins and kinsmen:
  • Ser Myles Hightower, a knightly cousin, a greedy and miserly man.
  • Ser Hobert Hightower, (41), yet another cousin, a stout, slow-moving man who is known to dabble in poisons.



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