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Author Topic: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (House Lords & Ladies needed!)  (Read 4319 times)

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Offline PrimarchTopic starter


The conflict was instigated after Rhaegar Targaryen had kidnapped Lyanna Stark, who was betrothed to Robert Baratheon. Despite the pleading of Hoster Tully for patience, her brother Brandon Stark rode to the city of King's Landing.
There, he went into the Red Keep shouting for Prince Rhaegar to come out and die. King Aerys II arrested him and his companions for threatening and conspiring to murder the crown prince.
King Aerys II, who had become increasingly paranoid, since his several months of confined imprisonment during the Defiance of Duskendale, had ordered the fathers of the prisoners to come south to answer the charges against their sons. When they did, they and their sons were all murdered without trial. Ethan Glover was the only survivor. Lord Rickard Stark, who demanded a trial by combat, was roasted in his armor, as his son Brandon was put in a strangulation device and was forced to watch, strangling himself in the process of trying to save his father.
Soon after, the Mad King demanded the heads of Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark from their guardian, Jon Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie. Rather than comply, Lord Arryn raised his banners in revolt against these unjust acts.

I'm looking to play a game set during the rebellion that takes place 16 before the start of the books/series. Certain key individuals will remain canon (Aerys & Rhaegar Targaryen, Jon Arryn, Robert Baratheon, Ned Stark and Tywin Lannister) but I'll allow canons or customs beyond that. I expect this game will include medieval battles, underhanded backstabbing and hopefully some busty maidens and glorious last stands. It would be excellent if we re-visited some iconic battles such as the Battle of the Trident, but this being an AU game the results could be very different.

I intend to allow players take up the roles of Lords & Minor Lords with resources (both gold and soldiers) to give them value to other people. Jon Arryn and Aerys Targaryen may not have much interest in character X, but when that character can bring 500 men to a battle suddenly there's a value. In this way players are encouraged to attempt make deals and work politics as much as outright make war with armies.



Character sheet
Name:
House: The House your character belongs too
Family: Your characters family. If you are related to a member of a great House, please be sure to mention it
Overlord House: The Great House your House is Loyal too. In the event your character is of a Great House, Loyalist, Rebel or not announced
Appearance: Image please, may include written description if desired

Equipment: The weapons and armour your character tends to make use of. Non-combatants may leave this blank
Skills: The talents your character possesses, details please not single words or a list
Resources: The resources your character or House can bring to a war effort.
Chiefly soldiers (Great Lords note, this should list the soldiers of your House, not the combined might of your House and all vassals), Fleets, Ports, Strongholds & Castles.
Also worth noting, exceptional amounts of gold or highly desirable children for marriage (that last one is likely only applicable to Great Houses, perhaps minor Houses if there is a player to represent the character).


Personality:
Backstory:

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Characters in Play
The North
Lord Ned Stark - Open for app

The Iron Islands

The Riverlands

The Vale
Jon Arryn - Open for app

The Westerlands
Cersei Lannister

The Stormlands
Robert Baratheon

The Crownlands
Aerys Targaryen - Open for app
Rhaegar Targaryen
Terin Stelwyn

The Reach
Lord Aeducan Tyrell

Dorne
Ilaria Sand


I am also looking for a pair of individuals to aid me in running the game, you may still take up a character (I certainly intend too) but I would appreciate individuals to aid me in keeping track of things and help me moderate battles when they happen. Interested individuals should contact me on YIM, quick contact will be required I believe.

Any questions, suggestions or comments are welcome~
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 07:57:06 PM by Primarch »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 04:05:35 PM »
No? Nobody interested? <.<

Offline angelic traces

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 08:38:34 PM »
I'm totally looking for GoT game right now! I noticed you didn't put any of the female characters on your little canon list, do you plan to focus on just the battles or will we get to play the intrigue side as well?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 09:06:35 PM »
I'm totally looking for GoT game right now! I noticed you didn't put any of the female characters on your little canon list, do you plan to focus on just the battles or will we get to play the intrigue side as well?

The canon list is just for essential individuals to from the plot. Females are entirely welcome, might be hard to believe several Brienne's running around, but certainly room for some Cat, Cersei & Margaery types.

Offline angelic traces

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 12:19:41 AM »
Cool. I'll work something up and post it soon! I hope we get some more interest!

Offline Eleah

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 05:24:15 AM »
Quite interested. But how much Canon knowledge would you say is required for the game?

For example, I've watched the entire TV series and read bits and pieces of the novels.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 05:56:17 AM »
Quite interested. But how much Canon knowledge would you say is required for the game?

For example, I've watched the entire TV series and read bits and pieces of the novels.

Well its an AU game, so quite a bit is subject to change so I wouldn't consider a great knowledge of canon to be important. Between whats posted above and what you learn from the tv series I think it would be enough. I assume you'd know the big names and places, beyond that all you need is a few lesser locations and names to casual reference.

I would of course help anyone interested in joining in forming an appropriate character, if you have something in mind to give me something to work with. I'd request the Great Families names stay canon, so we still have, for instance, House Tyrell ruling The Reach. But Lord Mace Tyrell and his wife could, in this AU, be for instance Lord Bryce Tyrell & his wife, Lady Elizabeth of House Frey. Could be made a dash younger and more talented in their respective roles for the purpose of an RP, over a single author written story.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2012, 11:29:49 PM »
I'm interested, but I'll hold off on making a character until more interest is shown; I hope you don't mind.

Online RedEve

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »
Tentatively interested. I would be looking for a non-combat based character though, possibly a Dornishwoman. Would this fit into your game?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2012, 09:16:48 AM »
I'm interested, but I'll hold off on making a character until more interest is shown; I hope you don't mind.

That's fine.

Tentatively interested. I would be looking for a non-combat based character though, possibly a Dornishwoman. Would this fit into your game?

Certainly would. I imagine vast majority if not all female characters would be non-combat based.

Online RedEve

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2012, 09:46:29 AM »


Name: Ilaria Sand
House: House Qorgyle
Family: half-sister to Quentyn Qorgyle
Overlord House: House Martell
Appearance: see photograph

Equipment: A small dagger she hides on her body at all times.
Skills: A talent for negotiation and deception. She is a shrewd diplomat and manipulator.
Resources: 200 man strong escort made up nearly entire of mounted pikemen. Ser Arron Black leads them. As a natural child of the current Lord of Qorgyle’s father, she is also allowed a quite generous yearly allowance in gold.

Personality: Charming, flirtatious, manipulative, controlling, frivolous
Backstory: Ilaria is the child that came from the relationship between Arthur Qorgyle (Quentyn Qorgyle’s late father) and Nalia Qynt, a lady in waiting at their seat of Sandstone. As a bastard child, she has been afforded privileges that many other natural children do not get. She was given a place of equal importance at the family table, and after her half-brother ascended to lordship, he allowed her a position of power and influence at his side. With her natural talents for deception and manipulation, Quentyn allows her to do much of the negotiation on behalf of their house. However, he makes it clear at all times to her that he is the Lord of the House. Even though there is some resentment about the limits of her station – even a bastard with privileges is still merely a bastard - she has risen to a position of considerable power and influence. Upon the start of Robert’s rebellion, she saw an opportunity to accrue even more power and wealth for herself and set out to throw their House’s lot in with the rebellious factions.


« Last Edit: August 11, 2012, 09:51:27 AM by RedEve »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2012, 10:01:07 AM »
Perfect.

Offline Fiver214

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2012, 04:39:02 PM »
Terin Stelwyn
Name: Terin Stelwyn
House: Stelwyn
Family: No notable family.
Overlord House:  House Targaryen/Undeclared loyalties (border of the Crownlands between the Stormlands and the Westerlands.)
Appearance: Terin is the typical Stelwyn of his forefathers: Shorter than most, strong-jawed and wide-shouldered, but lean and quick. He has no beard, instead favoring trying to remain as clean-shaven as possible. As head of his house, he typically wears something in their colors of orange or dark green (or both). He is a fit young man of eighteen, who bears a small scar on his neck from where a tourney lance's splinter struck him.

Equipment: A valyrian blade named Whisper that he keeps in reach at all times. In battle, he wears chainmail, helm, greaves and bracers, along with a shield adorned with his house's heraldry: a rearing orange stallion on a field of dark green.
Skills: Terin is a passable swordsman with his blade Whisper, but prides himself on his ability to think through any problem, and is locally known as a good cyvasse player. He lacks experience, however.
Resources: Stelwyn is a well-off house because of the silver pair of rich silver mines within its lands. While still only a minor house, it can afford quite a bit above its station. If the Stelwyns were to tally up all their soldiery, they could come up with around a thousand and change. There would be pitifully few knights in the mix, however.

Personality: Ever since Terin the tournament where he received the splinter that scarred him, Terin has proven to be a very cautious man. Already having been more quiet than most beforehand, now Terin only speaks when he has something he thinks is of value to say and then only when he has chosen his words carefully. He is not prone to angry outbursts, or even prone to being provoked. He holds terrible grudges, however, a fact that has been noted.

Backstory: Terin's mother died giving birth to him, and for his remaining time on earth Jon Stelwyn never remarried, making Terin his sole heir. Terin grew up being taught the ways of being a lord by his father, and was trained in martial matters by their Master-at-Arms Willem Waters, a knight of little note. When Terin turned fourteen, Jon Stelwyn became ill and soon died, leaving Terin in the hands of a Targaryen-picked regent. Terin took the time of the regency to train at King's Landing and to acquaint himself with the court he would soon become affiliated with. At sixteen, he returned home to take back the reins of his house. For the next year, the hot-headed youth competed in every tournament that appeared, and lost all of them. The final tournament he attended wound up nearly killing him -- in the lists, Terin was unhorsed, but a splinter from a lance found its way to his neck. No major damage was done, however, and Terin returned home much more cautious and wary of dangers that he realized weren't quite as obvious as first thought. Until Robert's Rebellion, Terin has done very little other than plan cyvasse and manage his lands while looking for an advantageous marriage. He is currently undeclared, but his House's loyalties have traditionally been to House Targaryen.

Three people voicing interest is enough for me. Here we go -- House Stelwyn doesn't exist in ASoIaF as far as I know, so this makes them sort of original.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2012, 04:40:18 PM by Fiver214 »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012, 04:43:41 PM »
Added. I'll have to start considering my own character.

Offline angelic traces

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2012, 07:03:00 PM »
I had better throw up what I have before someone else thinks to make her! I don't have time to finish typing it up right now but I'll be on it tonight. ^_^

EDIT: Done! Ish. I'll probably add more to this before we start but I'll call it done for the time being.


Name: Cersei Lannister
House: Lannister
Family: Daughter of Tywin Lannister
Overlord House: Targaryen
Appearance: See photo.

Equipment: Her beauty.
Skills: Cunning and beautiful, Cersei can be a dangerous creature to tangle with.
Resources: The wealth of Casterly Rock, her father's influence, her brother's sword.

Personality: The eldest Lannister child is narcissistic and power hungry. Cersei will stop at nothing to become Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She tends to be fickle and never forgets a slight done to her (real or imagined). Still reeling from being passed over for Elia Martell, Cersei has been somewhat bitter and melancholy of late.
Backstory: The first born child of Lord Tywin Lannister and his late wife Lady Joanna, Cersei was raised at Casterly Rock where she wanted for nothing. Her whole life she has been incredibly close to her twin brother Jaime, almost too close for her parent's comfort. From an early age, her father promised Cersei that someday she would marry Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. When King Aerys refused his offer, Cersei was heartbroken. Now that her father is Hand of the King, he has brought her to King's Landing with hopes of spoiling the Prince's marriage with his wife and setting Cersei up as the new Queen. Of course since her hopes were shattered, Cersei has found consolation in the arms of her brother Jaime.


Complete Bio (WIP)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2012, 02:34:35 AM by angelic traces »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2012, 07:24:51 PM »
Oh a Cersei! Excellent!
Although Elia Martell doesn't die until the end of the war. :P (But in this game maybe she'll survive!)

Offline angelic traces

Oh, I know. Cersei just doesn't like Elia since she's the one who ended up marrying Rhaegar.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

I believe I shall do our Lord Tyrell. Might OC him a bit though, Mace is rather useless.

Offline Absinthe Tori

I would like to throw my hat into the ring, I shall come up with a character.

But don't we need some more men?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Yes we do. I'm working on one at the moment, but some more would be excellent. Especially the key players.

Offline Absinthe Tori

If needs be I could do the character I was thinking and a minor male character.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

I suppose I'm not against multiple characters, with perhaps the exception of someone playing multiple Major Lords or several highly influential individuals in general.

Offline Absinthe Tori

That's why I said minor character, just someone to run between characters instead of being a main character.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Name: Lord Aeducan Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden, Warden of the South, Defender of the Marches, High Marshal of the Reach

House: Tyrell
Family: Several siblings & mother (open for app~)
Overlord House: House Targaryen, declared Loyalist


Equipment: In battle Aeducan adorns himself in a suit of thick plate mail, the suit itself is green but heavily ornamented with roses and vines of gold and features scripture at various points, also in gold. He also wields a masterfully hand and a half sword with ornamentation that matches his armour. A shield is generally carried in his offhand that bears the golden rose of Tyrell on its front.
Skills: Aeducan is a talented Commander if overshadowed by the brilliance of his vassal Randyll Tarly. He is however a much more talented warrior, being the equal of any Knight of the Reach and perhaps among the top ten swordsmen in all of Westeros.   
Resources: House Tyrell is a very powerful House, with the most powerful military in Westeros (able to field ten thousand men before calling on bannermen) with wealth second only to House Lannister. He also enjoys the aid of the finest soldier in all of Westeros, Randyll Tarly.

Personality: Within The Reach Lord Aeducan is looked upon fondly for his respect and kindness to his people and vassels, while some Lords see their domain as a source of wealth Aeducan see's The Reach as his domain and would have it glorious above all others, thus he is known to treat what he see's as his with a loving care while that which is from beyond his Realm is looked upon with less enthusiasm. Considered a Noble sort by most he isn't afraid to make hard decisions nor show his face on the battlefield. He has a wicked intelligence however and would position himself to allow others to expend their resources before he moves his, to weaken those around him before weakening himself.
Backstory: Lord Aeducan's father was the oldest son of Lord Luthor Tyrell. As a boy he was raised in comfort most would never know, but this comfort came with a price. He was tutored heavily by the House staff, the Maester crafted his mind, the Septon his spirit and the Master-at-Arms his body. When he was old enough he was sent to King's Landing to squire for Lord Commander Gerold Hightower of the Kingsguard, for House Hightower was a vassal of The Reach and known to be loyal and true, there were none better to craft the boy into a man then the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard itself. His time in King's Landing lasted four years, within a fortnight of when Ser Gerold would have named him a Ser Lord Luthor rode his horse off a cliff and fell to his death and thus Aeducan returned to The Reach to bury his father and come into his birth right as Lord of the Reach.

It was not easy at first but his father had assembled a very talented support network that had aided him in ruling The Reach, they had great fondness for the man and gave his son just as much loyalty and counseled him until he had a few more years to develop his own wisdom. Even now Lord Aeducan often holds council with his most trusted vassals. Currently all is well for Lord Aeducan, though he has yet to take a wife and rumour about courts is that he is seeking. When Jon Arryn declared war on King Aerys Lord Aeducan voiced his support for the King, but has yet to make a move.

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Why, good Primarch, you have a huge fan of the tales of Martin right down here!

*waves both arms!*

I mean, read all books - including the Tales of Dunk & Egg - and watched the whole series so far. I guess I could work pretty nicely as anyone around - from Tywin Lannister down to Robert Baratheon himself. Hmm. Speaking of wich...

It seems he's still out and uncasted. I could impersonate our hero, if given leave - and all of House Baratheon, if no objections ensure. Stannis would certainly be an important character, while Renly is still a child. Another thing... what about, if we are to warp a little of the tales, what if Ser Barristan Selmy had not felled Maelys the Monstrous in Duskendale? What if the last of the Blackfyre pretenders still roamed about the Narrow Sea, with any surviving Ninepenny Kings? I know that might warp a little of the tale's focus, but I could also play Maelys.

Expectant and excited about it!