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Author Topic: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (House Lords & Ladies needed!)  (Read 4322 times)

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Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Truth be told I'd be much more interested in getting the central story established before bringing in other elements. While the game is set about Robert's Rebellion there is no reason it needs to end once that particular conflict ends, so something else could arise.

Right now I think its most important we get someone that can act as a prime commander for the Loyalist & Rebel forces. Chiefly Robert & Rhaegar, but Ned/Jon or Aerys/Gerold Hightower would also be ideal.

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I'll let others be the heros, this time. I mean, on my own perspective, Rhaegar was the hero! :)

So, if none oppose me, I'd like to take the mantle of a younger and burly Robert Baratheon, in order to enjoy all the wenching and beer!  ;D I'll post up the character's profile as soon as possible, good Primarch!

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Excellent!

The rest of you looking at this thread, major characters are needed! No need to be humble. We need a Ned Stark! We need a Rhaegar Targaryen! Also Lords of other Houses.

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Name: Robert Baratheon
House: Baratheon
Family: Son of Lord Steffon Baratheon and Lady Cassana Estermont, both deceased at a Sea Storm. Brother to both Stannis and Renly Baratheon.
Overlord House: None but itself. Rebels.
Appearance: Robert Baratheon is a monster of a man. At the prime of his age and body, the Lord of Storm's End is a particularly large man, tall and broad of shoulder, and on Lord Eddard's words, as muscled as a maiden's fantasy. His hair is kept long at shoulder lenght, of a deep brown tone, while his chiseled chin is kept clean shaven. A strong and particularly powerful warrior, his skills in arms is surpassed by few.

Equipment:In battle, Robert prefers to make use of his sheer strenght of arm by wielding a powerful warhammer with bone-breaking efficiency. Clad in armour from head to toe, with his helm displaying the antlers of his House's sigil, a Stag Rampant, the giant warrior makes a tremendous foe.
Skills: Not particularly sharp of mind or tongue, Robert is nonetheless a powerful fighter and a charismatic, winning personality. Easy to make friends and lose them, not tempering his words particularly before every phrase.
Resources: His skills in combat, his fiefdoms along the mighty fortress of Storm's End, as Lord Paramount of the Stormlands. His warriors, to whom most are won with loyalty to his whims to be close to the common soldier's life, and to a few lost when he decides to bed their wives, mothers or daughters; and the Lords and Knights sworn to his person.
Personality: A man of great appetites, even into these days Robert already shows a particularly large thirst for both wine and women. At the time he is promised to the hand of Lyanna Stark, he already has a bastard sirred down into the South. Despite his declared undying love for Lord Eddard's sister, he makes no shame of himself by bragging aloud between his men and peers about the women he bedded, and how delicious are his every night. In Lord Eddard's words, 'He will promise a woman the world during the night, and forget everything in the morning.'
Backstory: The firstborn son of Lord Steffon Baratheon and Lady Cassana Estermont, since young age Robert was praised as a perfect lordling - strong and charismatic to inspire loyalty from all his men and the guests of his father's table. Being older than his brother Stannis and the as of yet a child, Renly, the young warrior was turned at very young age the Lord of Storm's End when both his parents passed away on a shipwreck at sight from home. Befriending Lord Jon Arryn of the Vale where he was fostered along with Lord Eddard Stark, Robert was promised Stark's sister, Lyanna, in marriage to cement the friendship between both houses. However, with Lyanna's rapt by the Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, Robert made well the words of his House - Ours is the Fury - to raise the Seven Kingdoms in rebellion for his Lady's Hand.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Looks good mate, although if you could put something in for number of solders as the disposal of House Baratheon of Storm's End. The House itself minds you, not with all the Stormlords. If people declare for you that's up to someone apping.

Of course if people don't app lesser Houses it all balances out anyway as it'll mainly be just the Great Houses clobbering each other.

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Well, thanks, Lord Primarch!

About the number of soldiers Storm's End could count on with, I am a little at a loss. Tallking about numbers sheer, those used by Martin usually show not only the house's own, but mainly counting those of it's called bannermen. I think... that maybe Baratheon would count with about 6000-7000 men at the outbreak of the War?

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Well House Tyrell is said to have the largest army, so I put them at 10,000 (I believe its been stated House Tyrell had 60,000 in total during Renly's war) so yeah, 6-7 would be about right for the Storm's End.

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Well, thanks, Lord Primarch!

About the number of soldiers Storm's End could count on with, I am a little at a loss. Tallking about numbers sheer, those used by Martin usually show not only the house's own, but mainly counting those of it's called bannermen. I think... that maybe Baratheon would count with about 6000-7000 men at the outbreak of the War?

Based on what I remember from the books, Stannis held Storm's End with a force of 500. The number of men raised by Ned and Robert is never mentioned (as far as I know), but the Young Wolf had an army of a little under 20000, so I would imagine that Ned Stark's force was of similar size, since it would be largely based upon the same bannermen.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Hmm....considering the rate of interest thus far it seems unlikely this game is going to be very large members-wise. Might be worth re-considering how to approach House control/politics.

One idea might be to make IC characters of a House the OOC 'leaders.' To make an example of what we have lined up this far, angelic traces shall be playing Cersei. As our only Lannister player she could take command of House Lannister resources OOC. So angelic traces would have the OOC authority to give an ally Lannister men for the war effort even if IC Cersei isn't a leader.

That being said, we still need a loyalist faction leader.

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I could make a Rhaegar instead?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

I could make a Rhaegar instead?

If you'd like, certainly.

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 04:12:32 PM »
You can keep your current character too, if you so fancy.

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Based on what I remember from the books, Stannis held Storm's End with a force of 500. The number of men raised by Ned and Robert is never mentioned (as far as I know), but the Young Wolf had an army of a little under 20000, so I would imagine that Ned Stark's force was of similar size, since it would be largely based upon the same bannermen.

Yes, that was exactly the case/example I was thinking about. That and the Tyrell case (that evidently, both of them count the armed men under vassals and bannermen and hedge knights...). Well, since it's alrighty by our good Primarch, I guess it would work quite neatly with the suggested numbers of at most 7000 men.

And for me, that would ne nice, neat and ok. Hmmm... Maybe these 'faction leaders' could play other characters from their Houses as 'NPCs'? Like, me playing Stannis on occasion while Traces'd play Tywin, in order to make the game more interesting by displaying more faces that we know? ;) I like the idea of 'leaders' to make the game roll.

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Yes, that was exactly the case/example I was thinking about. That and the Tyrell case (that evidently, both of them count the armed men under vassals and bannermen and hedge knights...). Well, since it's alrighty by our good Primarch, I guess it would work quite neatly with the suggested numbers of at most 7000 men.

And for me, that would ne nice, neat and ok. Hmmm... Maybe these 'faction leaders' could play other characters from their Houses as 'NPCs'? Like, me playing Stannis on occasion while Traces'd play Tywin, in order to make the game more interesting by displaying more faces that we know? ;) I like the idea of 'leaders' to make the game roll.

If players want to take them on, certainly. I don't want to force NPC duties on someone.

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If players want to take them on, certainly. I don't want to force NPC duties on someone.

Of course. That was what I had meant!  :-]

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 07:32:18 PM »
Rhaegar
Name: Rhaegar Targaryen
House: Targaryen
Family: Targaryen
Overlord House: None
Appearance: Rhaegar is tall and lean, with shoulder-length silver hair and violet eyes. He is handsome, with a strong jaw and strong cheeks that help support his face and add to his grace.

Equipment: Rhaegar wields an unnamed valyrian-steel longsword, unadorned with any markings. He wears black platemail and a tall black helm. His chestplate is decorated with rubies arranged by size and moving down in a semi-circle on the front, with the largest ruby resting at the center of his chest.
Skills: Rhaegar is an extremely skilled jouster -- he has, in the past, unseated several of Tywin Lannister's best knights in the lists -- and an excellent swordsman as well, due to his speed and dexterity. He is by no means the best, however, and his skill in battle is as yet untested. He is a skilled musician, rumored to prefer the string to the sword, and a quiet poet.
Resources: As Crown Prince to the Iron Throne, and certainly more sane and capable than his father and King, Aerys the Second, Rhaegar has the resources of all the Crownlands and its loyal vassals at his disposal. He can raise as many as 7,000 men to the loyalists' cause, if he were to included the Gold Cloaks in and around King's Landing.

Personality: Rhaegar is known to be just, fair, and capable. The people love him -- in a tournament where he unseated several of Tywin Lannister's best, his very appearance in the beginning was enough to cause the small folk to cheer him louder than either his father or the Lion of Casterly Rock. He is, however, a reserved and quiet man, preferring his music, poetry, and reading to most other things.
Backstory: Rhaegar was born to Aerys Targaryen the Second, King of the Iron Kingdoms. Rhaegar in his youth scorned the sword and shield, instead preferring to read books and scrolls. One morning, after deciphering a scroll that had been his obsession for many weeks, he went out to the training yard where the Master-at-Arms was conducting his lessons, demanded sword, shield, and armor, and said "It seems I needs be a warrior," and he was. He proved a dedicated student to both the Master-at-Arms and to the stringed instruments he so loved. Soon after coming of age, Rhaegar entered the lists of a handful of tourneys. He won some, and lost some, but at every appearance the small folk cheered his name -- he was known as just and kind, wielding his political power to protect the commons where he could. His influence lowered taxes, reduced crime committed by nobles upon the common people, and made him very much loved. When he kidnapped Lyanna Stark, some of that 'fairness' cost him needed allies among the nobility, many of which switched over to Robert's cause.

Hope this works. I might play Terin on the side, but I think most of my focus will have to go to Rhaegar.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 07:45:59 PM by Fiver214 »

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 07:40:25 PM »
Rhaegar
Resources: As Crown Prince to the Iron Throne, and certainly more sane and capable than his father and King, Aerys the Second, Rhaegar has the resources of all the Crownlands and its loyal vassals at his disposal. He can raise as many as 10,000 men to the loyalists' cause, if he were to included the Gold Cloaks in and around King's Landing. Without the Gold Cloaks, it is something perhaps closer to 6,000-7,000 if conscription rates are particularly high.
Looks good except for the resources. If the House with the biggest army (House Tyrell) has 10,000, Rhaegar couldn't also have a force of 10,000. Also, pin down the numbers. Don't need an 'if' just need what he actually has. Thanks!

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2012, 07:46:35 PM »
Edited.

I thought in-canon the Tyrell army was somewhere around 20k at the end of the Usurper's War?

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2012, 07:49:34 PM »
Edited.

I thought in-canon the Tyrell army was somewhere around 20k at the end of the Usurper's War?

I believe figures like that generally include vassals and bannermen and the likes. Much later on when the Tyrell's support Renly they bring 60,000 men. But in this game we're just using estimates of what the House itself can generate, anyone who comes on as a lesser House from a certain person's region can choose to declare for their Overlord and provide more men or declare for the opposition.

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Re: Robert's Rebellion - A Game of Thrones AU game (Need Ned & Rhaegar)
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2012, 07:55:19 PM »
Also, it would be great to set up IC soon, since we now have a Robert & a Rhaegar. Recruitment will stay open.

Do people have a preference on which board? I can get OOC up once we know that.

Offline Fiver214

NC Small Groups would probably be safest, IMO. The non-consensual stuff may never happen, but it'd be nice to have the IC thread there just in case it does, rather than asking a mod to move it or people to either turn it into a 1x1 or go into PM's. But that's my opinion, so take it as you like.

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NC Small Groups would probably be safest, IMO. The non-consensual stuff may never happen, but it'd be nice to have the IC thread there just in case it does, rather than asking a mod to move it or people to either turn it into a 1x1 or go into PM's. But that's my opinion, so take it as you like.

I was thinking that myself, or bondage due to the threat of imprisonment....but NC might be more appropriate. As Cersei put it "If the city falls, these fine women should be in for bit of a rape."

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I was thinking that myself, or bondage due to the threat of imprisonment....but NC might be more appropriate. As Cersei put it "If the city falls, these fine women should be in for bit of a rape."

*winces as he thinks of Lollys during the food riots*

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*winces as he thinks of Lollys during the food riots*

I run an AU GoT site, if things don't change for the Stark's soon Cat could be in for a right old'rape at he hands of Gregor Clegane.

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Name:Lyanna Stark “The She-Wolf”
House:Stark
Appearance:Dark brown/black hair, gray eyes, pale skin, 5ft7, slender but strong.


Equipment:
Skills:Riding, hunting, sword fighting.
Resources:
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Personality:Lyanna is very much a Stark; stubborn. She is headstrong and opinionated, she sticks up for people she believes are being buillied. She tends to think long and hard about decisions and isn't shy about voicing her misgivings.
Backstory:Lyanna is the youngers sister of Brandon but older sister of Eddard and Benjen. She was bethrothed to Robert Baratheon despite having concerns about Robert's bed hopping, Eddard tries to convince her that what he did before the bethrothal was insignificant, but she is not convinced.

At the toruney at Herrenhal, she watched Rhaeger Targaryen win. Then the victorious Rhaegar urged his horse past Elia Martell, laying the laurel of the queen of beauty in Lyanna's lap. A laurel consisting of blue winter roses. At that moment "all the smiles died".
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