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ACCEPTED Classics Whitelist Application


New Member
Jul 23, 2018
Part 1 of 4
Out of Character
Provide information about yourself here.

MineCraft Username(s):

Answer - HansJensen.

Full UUID for your MineCraft account(s) (Found here):
Answer - cbfffd3f-db42-4f95-b60c-c3ac69bd5961

How old are you? (We need to know this as our server has an age restriction)
Answer - I am nineteen years old.

Have you read through our rules? (Found here)
Answer - Yes, I have.

Do you agree with our rules?
Answer - Yes, I do.

How did you hear about Tale of Banners?
Answer - Planetminecraft.

Do you have any previous roleplay experience?
Answer - Yes, I do.

Is there anything you would like to add?
Answer - No, there isn't.

Part 2 of 4
Terms & definitions
Answer these definitions using your own words. The definitions can be looked up if necessary, however copy-pasting is not allowed.
What do you define as roleplaying?
Answer - I define roleplaying as the act of assuming the role of a character different than your own. A roleplayer usually assumes the role of a character which differs by personality, knowledge, physical structure, ability or any other characteristics which define their being. Thus a roleplayer must always be able to seperate between his personal feelings and views and those of his character, in order to perfect his role.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’
Answer - Powergaming stands for the practice of forcing the actions of your character upon other characters in a way that is often irrational or unrealistic for a character who performs them. Powergaming may also apply for other actions which are simply impossible to be performed by all, or certain characters. Examples are: An eldery woman lifting a large rock and hurling it at a robber. Or: A peasant man which claims to be able, in their emote, to kill a plate-claded Knight by striking a wooden pole against their helmet.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’
Answer - Metagaming stands for the practice of using secretive information obtained via OOC methods, and applying them in-character without necessarily having learnt of them in-character. Examples may include: A player whose friend is a playing a soldier-character of the enemy camp, is told by said friend via an OOC chat about the exact location of the enemy camp. The player reports the exact location to his allied side, without having learnt of it in-character, and thus practicing meta-gaming.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?
Answer - In my opinion, a "Mary-Sue" character stands for an unoriginal character which has very little weaknesses in comprasion to their strengths, and usually also has distinguishing abilities that excessivly empower them above other characters. Such characters would thus appear to be flawless, and perfect despite the fact that in a realistic universe, even the most competent characters possess weaknesses, and limits and had gone through struggles in their life.

Part 3 of 4
Character Creation
Here you will create a character to use on our server.
Provide us with an ingame screenshot of your character’s skin.
Answer -

Answer - Charles Blakwall.

Answer - Twenty-five.

Answer - Oserian.

Story & Biography:
Answer - Baptised under the name of "Charles Edward Blackwall", an infant was born in the thriving city-state of Dunnsgate. The origins of Charles were not humble, yet spared him from luxuries that were otherwise enjoyed by the upper echelon of the state. His father, John, was a talented sculptor, but died sickly before the infant turned five, and left the family under the grace of his elder brother, George. George was an established lawyer in the city, and was well versed with the art of law and the structure of bureaucracy. George was learned man, and had undertaken the task of educating Charles and the pair of his younger siblings. George, however, was a demanding teacher. His methods were strict and uncompromising, and had expected his students to show discipline, courtesy and an ambition for excellence. His much favored motto which he tended to use was "A home without books is the same as a body without a soul." Thus consistently encouraging his students to read and become well-versed to master a scholarly trade. The quill soon became a friend of Charles, and had escorted the child in his path to adulthood. Charles was a considered a rather successful student, and had mastered different scholarly domains; including history, philosophy, theology, law, poetry and classic literature. In his spare time, he began to indulge in himself with epic poetry, literate riddles and natural sciences. He was very fond of studying the history of the world, and especially that of rulers, and of scholars. The upbringing of Charles was a religious one, and entailed consistent attendance to the sermons of the Church. However, the more that Charles had read, spelled more questions and puzzles which Charles found himself unable to answer. At the age of fifteen, Charles was appointed a petty scribe at the office of a Steward. And by the age of nineteen, he already assumed the role of lawyer upon receiving a certificate from university. The next six years, could be described as an era of internship for Charles, in which he gained his first practical experience with the arms of the law. He served mostly as assistant to his Uncle, yet had the opportunity to prove his merit at court in defense of a number of petty burghers and noblemen.

Part 4 of 4
Open-ended questions
At least three must be answered. Delete the spares(if applicable). Please include at least one paragraph for each of the answered questions.

Question 1
You stumble outside into the open air after some heavy drinking in an Oserian tavern. Just before you're about to pass an alleyway, a hooded man rushes out of it and runs for it - seemingly, he has both a blade and some jewellery on him. You take a quick peek in the alleyway to see a feminine figure collapsed on the ground, holding her hands over a bleeding wound in her torso. The thief is about to escape and the woman seems in critical condition. You...

Answer: My character, after having drank so much would probably be unable to respond rationally to the situation. As Charles stumbled outside the tavern for fresh air, he would simply blink and shake his head after being tackled by the thief. He would not pay much attention to the bleeding woman and instead stumble on his way home to get some sleep. In his hungover mind, he'd best not risk himself and leave the duty of intervention to those who were tasked to do it by role.

Question 2
You are on your way to the Korsian city of Telth to sell some wares. Upon reaching the front gates you are stopped by the guard. They deny you entry for the time being as the traffic into the city is too high. You are effectively forced to wait in the refugee camp located between the two gates for the time being. The camp is
filled with shopping stalls and refugees sleeping on the floor. How do you spend your time in the camp?

Answer: Charles decideds to bring his horse and cart to the refugee camp, and instead, establish his own stall in the market, in hope to sell some of his wares before night-time. Additionally, he would attempt to hire a guard with silver to protect his stall, and also seek to construct a small tent for him to store his goods, and to rest at night. In his spare time, he would converse with other refugees to better understand the situation in the camp, and sit about the fire-side. After obtaining some information, he would proceed to go into his little tent and write the information in his diary, as well as share his daily experiences.

Question 3
You've gotten lost and wandered awhile into Drahl lands, eventually finding yourself in Crookmire Swamp, where you decide to settle for the night. Finding a meal to buy for the evening takes some effort, but you do come across an old crone in ragged clothing, who offers to sell you some sea-looking food. She doesn't ask much, but warns you that eating it is 'unpleasant' to outsiders. You...

Answer: The woman appears rather suspicious to Charles, and he is very reluctant to trust her. However, after having traveled alone for so long in the distant Drahl lands, a meal would be more than appreciated. Charles is not a man of luxuries, and would be content with simple food. Thus, he eventually accepts the offer and pays the price for the meal. He then takes his meal to a discreet corner and examines it to ensure that it isn't poisoned, to the best of his ability. Should it appear clean to eat, then Charles would consume the meal, and seek a small hut to accept his refugee in exchange for payment, to be able to rest under a roof at night.


Staff member
Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

Congratulations! Your application has been approved.

You will now be whitelisted on the server.

Make sure to take some last peeks at relevant information and guides.

You can use ToB’s Discord for communication and questions! You will find me and other whitelisters there too, ready to teach you the ropes.