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Offline SairinTopic starter

Sands of Kidnapping (Slight Humor) *Filled*
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:33:50 PM »
A century long war between the Krytons and Shakou brews heavily deep in the deserts of Mijua. For generations these two empires have clashed to control Mijua and finally the Krytons are on the edge of success. The intelligent Kryton king won countless battle after battle strategically against the Shakou's nervous and shy king. Where the Kryton king was born a natural leader, the Shakou king was far from it. Very. Extremely. Extraordinarily. Painfully sad to watch. Far from it.
Through grinning lips, the Kryton king stood over his prized army. Soon Mijua would be his, and the Shakous his slaves. This was the century old goal that passed down from generation to generation and it would be he that would most likely end this war. Gazing over his beautiful daughter, the only other thing the king cared for, he smiled knowing her future would be great.
However, as the king did this, a certain duo stood in disguise among the thousands of soldiers. The prince of the Shakou knew it was crazy, but it was his only chance as long as his father was on the throne.
Pulling his best friend aside days before, the prince held up Kryton armor and raised his eyebrows with a cheeky grin. It was a simple concept. Disguise as Kryton soldiers, march into the castle and steal the princess. It was perfect as she would single handedly turn the war in the Shakou's favor. Knowing the idea was absolutely insane, the friend agreed quickly.
With amazing luck the duo was able to gain access into the castle. Blindly making their way to the royal chambers, while running into a few set backs, they made it to their destination just as the full moon held high in the night sky. Stealthily knocking out and hiding the bodies of a few guards, the two slipped into the princess's room where they found her getting ready for a bath by laying towels out. Before a single cry could escape her lips the prince grasped her in his arms and covered her mouth as his friend made an escape route out the window. Tearing her clothes slightly and placing a bag over her head, the duo made it to appear as if she was a common whore as they made their way out of the city and back to home.
It wasn't until sometime later that the prince dismounted his desert stallion, tossing the woman to the ground with a cheerful grin did she spit out her gag to say, "I'm the princess's servant girl you moron." With a drop in his gut, the prince didn't wish to believe this true. Re-gagging the woman with the thought that she was simply lying, the two continued on their way.
The Kryton princess stood furiously in her room for hours as her father repeatedly told her that her servant was taken and there was nothing that could be done about it. To the princess however, her servant was like a sister and a deep settled hatred filled her. Alive or dead, the princess would find her servant and with it the heads of the perpetrators on a silver platter.
Binding her breasts and tying her hair high, the princess disguised herself as a man and marched out of the castle in search of her servant. And with such action, the Shakou prince is pleased to find the Kryton princess falling directly into his lap not long after.

I envision this role play to be slightly Humorous but also to have its serious moments.

Parts would be the prince of Shakou, his best friend, the princess of Kryton and her servant.

Added- Princess of Shakou and body guard to the princess of Kryton.
The princess of Shakou is a notorious flirt and rebelious young woman. Going against the rules of a feminine role on most occasions, she follows her brother into action rather than staying home most of the time where she should be. Although the prince does not invite or allow his sister to follow him, she will sneak out of the Shakou palace to find him and when she does he cannot turn her away for if something was to happen to her it would be the prince that would be in trouble. The princess is the "favored" of the children within the Shakou family, but she holds no heir to the throne.

The body guard to the princess of Kryton catches the princess by the arm as she is about to sneak out of the city. He makes an attempt to persuade her to return, but knowing it is futile decides to go with her. The body guard will put his life before the princess of Kryton without a second thought.

Positions:
Prince of Shakou: Jecht
Princess of Shakou: Sairin
Friend of the prince: eiselmann

Pincess of Kryton's: TheHangedMan
Body guard to the princess: Aoife
Maid of the princess: BellaVita

Character Template
Name:
Position:
Appearance:

For the most part I'd like to see characters be developed as we go~ so unless you guys think the template should involve some other parts I think that is sufficient haha.

My Character:
Name: Sabina Mikkelsen
Position: Princess of Shakou
Appearance:




« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 10:55:09 PM by Sairin »

Online eiselmann

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 06:20:32 PM »
Interesting...I'd make a better best friend than prince.

An yeah I can see where theres room for a lot of humour can imagine the prince and princess NOT being a couple (ultimately) but each finding attraction (once the mocking stops) with the person below their station.

The more I think about the more I like, my mind is already working on a character....so I'm up for it will post a bio once you have the format you want posted


Offline SairinTopic starter

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 06:38:43 PM »
Okay updated a template~ haha. pretty easy

Online eiselmann

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 07:30:13 PM »
Character Template
Name: Petrous Tor Mande
Position:Best friend of the Shakou Prince, Born the fourth son of the Lord of the Northern Reach . Royal Bodyguard. ...Often called the Shadow of the Prince or the Second Sword, he will blindly follow the Prince and then question the Princes wisdom when ever things don't quite run according to plan.
Appearance




Let me know if this  needs adjusting

Offline SairinTopic starter

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 07:32:21 PM »
Nope it looks good~ The position is yours ^^

Offline Jecht

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check) Slight Humor
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 12:13:36 AM »
I saw you said in the other topic that you had a group RP. I'd be willing to play the Prince if it's open. 

Offline SairinTopic starter

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check) Slight Humor
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 12:31:29 AM »
Sure~ just drop the template in here and the spot is yours. We'll just need a female and then we're all set

Offline Jecht

Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Interest Check) Slight Humor
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 12:50:34 AM »
Name: Alexander Mikkelsen (I can change his last name
Position:Prince of Shakou.
Appearance:

Offline SairinTopic starter

It's good~ just a lovely lady now. She can choose the last spot as I like both female parts.

Offline BellaVita

I'd like to play the servant girl. :D I can make up a sheet and post it soon.

((Edited with CS:))

Character Template

Name: Daphne Armond
Position: Servant to the princess
Appearance:
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 05:34:59 PM by BellaVita »

Offline Aoife

Could I come on board as the Princess? I can see some really fun scenarios here :)

Name: Victoria Kryton
Position: Kryton Princess, Marshal of the Second Army, Champion of the King and Lady of the Far Reaches
Appearance: http://www.freewallpapershd.net/dir/wallpaper-original/wallpapers/the-woman-arab-warrior-4592.jpg

(Sorry, the picture is too big to post here :P)

Offline SairinTopic starter

Alright~ I've added two more spots then. Looking for one guy to take the body guard for the princess of Kryton and then we can continue~ I'm going to be gone for a couple of days, however, but if a guy picks the last spot then I'll begin the thread shortly after my return~
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 10:01:21 AM by Sairin »

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I'd be interested in the role of Princess' bodyguard, if it's still available. Will have a character sheet up later today.

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So, Bella and Hanged, want to set up our shared backstory?

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Sure, though I do have some questions for Sairin, now that I'm throwing ideas around for my character. Namely, is their any pit fighting/gladiatorial combat of any sort? Or just blood sports in general.

One of the ideas I keep coming around to is the idea that my character would have been a pit fighter/gladiator that was chosen to serve the princess as her bodyguard because of a long winning streak, and his martial prowess. And of course, he has plenty of reasons to be loyal and serve well, because living in the pits is even worse than being a commoner (as I see it being that gladiators/pit fighters would be more like slaves).

Of course, if their aren't any blood sports, that kind of makes this idea null and void. Which means I'd probably do someone with a military background.

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Only thing is, Princess is a little bit too much like Dad, especially in the tactical know-how/lead from the front yo kill all the inferior Shakou dogs sense.  Less pampering, more painting walls with various body parts.  She is NOT happy that one of her very few confidants has been taken, and she is willing to murder the hell out of whoever took her.

Perhaps it would be less blood sports, and more absolutely brutal military training. Recruits are pitted against each other Spartan style, with only the best surviving to serve in combat (part of the reason the army is so strong). Personal selection of an exceedingly promising recruit?

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Sounds like a good idea to me. Maybe he was top of his 'class', so to speak? because I figure she wouldn't settle for just any rank and file soldier, gotta go with the best.

Seems like the idea I had for my character, personality wise, will sync up well with the princess. "Kill 'em all, and don't ask questions".  He'll probably use a halberd, or maybe a bladed staff.

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I'm excited about this. I'm enjoying reading these ideas. Alexander will have fun with this.

Offline Aoife

Sounds like a good idea to me. Maybe he was top of his 'class', so to speak? because I figure she wouldn't settle for just any rank and file soldier, gotta go with the best.

Seems like the idea I had for my character, personality wise, will sync up well with the princess. "Kill 'em all, and don't ask questions".  He'll probably use a halberd, or maybe a bladed staff.

It's rare to see someone use a spear, the most tactically useful weapon in any fight on open ground, ever (seriously, old medieval texts on combat recommend running from an enemy with a spear if you yourself don't have one). Consider VERY strong support for that idea!

Maybe he was a simple prodigy.  The Princess was surveying her troops (Marshal of the Second Army), and noted the character doing what he does best (making other combatants regret being combatants in the first place).  Feeling cheeky, stepped into the ring, fought him down hard (with a good degree of difficulty), got herself smacked around pretty bad, and offered him a spot as a bodyguard for being willing to kill any enemy, regardless of station. In combat, pretty evenly matched, with a number of running bets by the rank and file on the outcome of any fight between the two. They tend to train exclusively because others tend to get killed in training sessions. Given that she's the King's Champion, it's not too surprising that her bodyguard is a horrendously good combatant in his own right.

Victoria fights with a combination of a weighted longsword and a sword-breaker (short sword designed to strip an enemy's weapon). Primarily uses agility, raw physicality, and the environment to win fights.

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I know exactly what you mean! The spear never gets the credit it deserves. Being a bit obsessed with medieval weaponry myself, everybody seems to think that a spear can be defeated by getting in close to them... wrong. That's when you just adjust your grip, and effectively shorten the length of the spear.

Hell, their's a reason the "Spearwall" tactic was widely used and to great effect. You know, as long as the other side doesn't have a lot of crossbowmen/archers.  :-\

And thus, Edgar (Whose name actually means "blessed spear") shall be a gifted pole-arm user. Might also have him be skilled at throwing javelins, so, you know, he can kill those guys that run away from him really fast-like.  >:)

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Works perfectly.  Could be especially funny if the other 'side' (and I say this lightly, as we're all in this together to have fun) have actually heard of these two by various horrendously horrid epithets, and get word of what exactly is on their heels.

As for spears, the trick isn't adjusting length so much as simply keeping the enemy at range.  Rush a guy with a spear and expect to get poked in your soft and squishy bits, especially if it's not a pike (probably the only type of spear you ever could rush).

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Epithets? Hmm. Edgar the Impaler, or would that be too trite?  And true enough, the great part of a pole-arm is its length.

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Well, it might be a 'little' over the top.  Think of it as something enemy troops would actually say (not generally very nice).

I'd probably end up being something like 'Kryton Whore' or 'King's Dog'.  We should let the others get creative with it ;)

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Hmm. I think I'll work on getting a picture and sheet up, and then leave his epithet to others to create., based on it.  :-) "king's Dog" seems pretty fitting, implying she is a bitch.

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Pretty much.  Enemy soldiers tend not to be very nice towards individuals that are responsible for whole swathes of death over their homeland.

I'm kind of thinking for Kryton to be largely Arabic themed in architectural style and military look, alongside a greek/roman system of military organization/merit-based society.  If one proves themselves better suited for a role, they are granted it, and formal challenges are very common (and binding).  Personal skill with weapons is considered a virtue of nobility, and while not essential for military service (tactics and command are the important qualities), it is nonetheless looked on very favorably.  Men and women are largely equal, although male lines of inheritance and male 'heads of household' are the norm.  Women are given freedom to carry out their own pursuits and interests, but are never given true power over any individual fields.  Likewise, both husbands and wives are given the rights of refusal for partnerships, as merit in the partner is assessed almost entirely on skill and personal ability rather than physical characteristics.  The logic is that strong parents create strong children, and there is a large drive towards pairing the most able with each other. Divorce is uncommon, but not unheard of, normally based on an inability to produce children. Marriage is considered to be entirely for the purpose of producing children, and otherwise individuals remain unmarried (it is considered strange for a married couple to avoid producing as many children as possible).

The three most common fields for Kryton citizens are the military, the sciences, and education.  There is a large societal drive (and consummate pressure) to ascent through talent.  Non-productive citizens are left to fend for themselves or be supported by relatives, and are widely discriminated against (including physical and mental disabilities).  The religion of Kryton is largely based around the principle that the gods give every man a body and a mind, and it is their duty to forge their 'materials' into a form more pleasing to the God's eyes.

(General ideas I'm spitting out)