Still looking for someone to rp this story idea. Your character can be anyone who would be likely to inhabit this fantasy Kingdom. There are many ways to do this. I am an incurable romantic!
It is rumored that the Duke is a shapeshifting dragon. He is tall and imposing. He likes to portray himself as an Elf. He keeps his servants healthy and alive as long as they are useful. The Quaolian Keep where he is living is in a remote area. The town surrounding the Keep, named Bentknee is full of adventurers and tradesmen. They live here at the whim of the Duke, producing food for him and his slaves, and in general patrolling the land as his private army. (I am fine with a partner playing the Duke, or we can keep him as an npc.)
They obey him and keep the town viable. Seldom do strangers come here, when they do it is to retrieve a sold slave or to cause trouble. But some come to stay and voluntarily serve the Duke. He pays well and allows them a lot of freedom to do as they please, including going into neighboring Kingdoms to seek out innocent people to sell to the Duke as slaves. (If slavery is not your thing, we can assume something else is done with the stolen people. Held for ransom by devious bandits or maybe even sold to the barbarians to the north? So many possibilities)
The Kingdom of Adaract is large and the King is a half Elf who gave the Duke his title to Lord over the famed Dragontooth Pass. To the North is a wilderness with strange creatures and barbarian tribes who occasionally seek to invade.
To the west is the lands of many Kingdoms, some small and some larger, a vast plain and river valley bordered by mountains to the south a few hundred miles away. The Southern Sea is a rich and warm tropical locale with islands and sailing ships. The cities and towns on the coastline are rich and varied.
To the east is a vast forest, where Elves hold the land and seldom allow humans to go. A deep channel dug by a river separates the land of the Elves and the humans.
This can be a long term rp that can span many years in rp time. Character ideas could include a Knight, a hired mercenary, an adventurer, a mage, sorcerer, rogue, hunter, almost anything that fits into this world. I would prefer human or Elf or half breed. I would like this as a long term world building rp. We can incorporate many plot devices in this, from civil war to simply adventure and romance.PM me with your ideas, I am willing to compromise on characters and basic conditions as long as you respect my O/O's and have time to post a few times a week.