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Dusk on the Morrow Scenario:
The story is about an outlaw-turned-farmer who was raised in a life of crime. Along with his father and elder brothers he engaged in theft, larceny, murder and greed aplenty. Theirs was not the way of the Robin Hood either, no money was taken from the rich to be distributed to the poor. Rather the men were crooks through and through. Until of course, our protagonist decides it was too much and leaves the family to tend to a farm and begin his life anew.
Five years later he is arrested and told how in a matter of days he must either hunt down his father and brothers or face the axe himself. He is thrust into a partnership with your character. Her background I leave to you, but some very delicious examples would be a belle thief who has swindled too many pockets. A motel owner who owes too much to the powers that be. An ex-nun who killed off her kidnappers/rapists and then hunted down the rest of his gang to kill them too.
Or she can simply be someone he takes refuge with temporarily (stays at her motel, buys a drink at her bar, etc.) but events take place that force her to accompany him in this quest for better or for worse. The tale therefore is about the two of them earning redemption one way or another. The story can include both consensual and non-consensual elements depending on what is favoured and coherent.Setting:
One Queen to Rule Them All Scenario:
This is inspired by the Dance with Rogues
mod on Neverwinter Nights. The premise is of a young princess whose conquered kingdom falls before her enemies as her entire family is put to the sword whilst during a last stand. A member from an underground criminal syndicate helps her escape with hopes that she would come to the throne someday to serve their interests. The story involves this particular member accompanying her over the many training sessions she undertakes to become much more physically capable to deal with his temerities.
Of course when the gauntlet is thrown not all training sessions are the same, nor is everybody a friend. There is lots of political intrigue, near escapes, drama and combat. Per usual I would be playing multiple characters (many of them NPCs) to keep this flavourful (you can just play the one) and with as much life as we can breathe into it. Your princess on the other hand can be any personality type and played according to your specifics. The only two qualities I require on her part are resilience and the drive to ultimately someday become the queen. Setting:
In the midst of the Fourth battle of Kawanakajima the Uesugi forces stomp into the Takeda camp for a brief altercation before charging back to the battlefield. Two operatives, one from each side irrespective of the roles they serve in, come across one another before taking their positions behind their liege lord. Whether they serve in a clandestine capacity or maybe one is a lower, impoverished samurai whereas the other a humble courtesan-cum-Onnabushi, it doesn’t matter.
What does matter is a middle of a night, secret gathering between both the lords (Both Nagao Kagetora [Uesugei Kenshin] and Takeda Harunobu [Takeda Shingen] had immense respect for one another). They conspire to send two of their agents (our characters) as defectors into the Tokugawa camp with the goal of assassinating Oda Nobunaga to halt his march to Kyoto.
Obviously a touch
of historical knowledge is required about that period. I am always happy to shed any needed light on some of these historical figures if need be. I am also very happy to work with different roles where if you prefer to be a Tokugawa or an Oda loyalist and my character is the defector or vice versa. Setting:
Feudal Japan/Sengoku-Jidai (NOT
Sengoku-Basara, thank you. This is not anime)
Smoke from Ice and FireScenario:
It would be great if you have read the “Song of Ice and Fire” series rather than having just watched “Game of Thrones”. There may be spoilers ahead so please stop reading here if you haven’t read the book and want to enjoy the upcoming season 5.
This idea has been gnawing at me for a good while. Kindly take note this does not involve any of the cannon characters except for their names mentioned at different points of the plot. I have a number of characters I can picture myself playing as.
-Primary is the Night’s Watch escapee who has made his way out of the camp especially during late events of the third book. His sole purpose is survival but for the right amount or person he is willing to stake his neck. At his best he is ascetic, cares for people, recognizes the tumultuous times and adapts to them. At his worst he is a criminal; cheat, a murderer and a thief.
-A Frey captive (female/male) who has recently escaped death at the hands of Brotherhood without Banners and is now on their way to reunite with their family. Their sole purpose is to meet up with their family so they may come at the forefront of the hierarchy (since there are so many Frey members) one more for better or for worse. The story will be about their journey and all they do to go as far as they could. At their best they are ambitious, driven and fair. At their worst they are wrathful, remorseless and willing to use other people.
-A Stark rider seeking Arya and Sansa (when she disappears after Joffrey’s death)
and after he hid & escaped during the fall of Winterfell. He survived by taking refuge with the Crannogmen temporarily but is now on his way to reclaim both honour and servitude, wherever that takes him. At his best he is chivalrous, sacrificing and lawful. At his worst he is craven, a thief and a drunkard.
See if you can come up with a character whose story crosses with either of the characters mentioned above. If you are very interested but unable to come up with something, I will be more than happy to provide ideas for your character and we can plot the story out. Setting:
Bastard of Highever Scenario:
The setting is that of Dragon Age: Origins. The story concept is of the Cousland origins storyline however with the caveat that Teyrn Brice Cousland had a bastard son/daughter. Knowledge of this child is kept under wraps so as to ensure Fergus’s or Aedan’s/Elissa’s claim to Highever. However we will not be following the bits where one of the Cousland family members survive and join the Wardens. This will rather have the Cousland family perish in its entirety and where Fargus disappears whilst on his patrol in the Korcari Wilds before the Battle of Ostagar. Which storyline we pursue is up to you and I will be most happy to discuss the possibilities. The plot revolves around the Cousland bastard instead.
The main protagonist, the bastard of Highever
, he/she were sent to Kirkwall soon after their birth where the bastard – upon learning how their father was slaughtered – makes their way back to Ferelden during the blight and decides to raise a levy to fight Arl Howe. After Howe’s eventful defeat we can plot what happens to them and your character. Do they join the forces against blight, or perhaps simply leave Ferelden to her fate, letting the Grey Wardens take care of things? This character is just, playful and willing to make concessions at their best. At their worst they are vengeful, chaotic and inconsiderate of the blight.Setting:
One Brazen Cusp
Slowly losing influence a courtier finds himself hard pressed to maintain his position on his Queen’s council lest strict measures are undertaken. No longer does he carry the financial clout where he could finance a number of operations at the same time and considering the last three deals gone awry, he feels he has very few options before he finds himself outmaneuvered and outspent in more ways than one.
Through a confluence of backend deals and new agreements struck, he manages to elongate his impending doom for just a while longer till he can fall into her majesty’s graces again. What he doesn’t expect is a disgruntled stakeholder assigning one of their young daughters to shadow and learn from him. There was a reason why he did not work with others because statecraft and the art of acquiring said craft worked independently from one another. Someone with barely any experience won’t contribute and hold him back from all that is more imperative but he finds himself without a choice but to accept her. The story lends a considerable lean towards court intrigue, state drama and business-per-usual going awry when you least expect it. Setting:
When All the Waves Have Crashed
You are summoned by the magi council when one in their academy dies a suspicious death. Usually these sorts of affairs are palpably investigated by the Intelligence body but in this case, an ambassador has passed away within the academy at the Capital. You are briefed how the late ambassador’s always had enemies but were outgunned at every juncture, rendering them incapable to take his life. Since you serve at the pleasure of the council like all your magic peers, you agree to take the position as ambassador in his stead.
But you were always an academic first. Politics was never your goal but you were never any bad at it. It is your duty to come to this new city to take your rightful place as ambassador and investigate the late ambassador’s death. In your journeys you will meet many savoury and unsavoury sorts and within whose ranks you will find your killer(s) unless you are found first and made to suffer the same fate if not worse. Setting: