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ACCEPTED Cranky_Varangian's Whitelist Application

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Dec 18, 2019
Shizuoka, Japan
The Tale of Banners Whitelist Application:

Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information​

Minecraft Username(s):


Full UUID for your MineCraft account(s) (Found here):


What is your age?
(We need to know this as our server has an age restriction)


Have you read the server rules? (Found here)


Do you agree with the server rules?


How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

A google search

Do you have any previous roleplay experience?
(Please give examples, no experience is acceptable)

Yes, I started roleplaying on Runescape when I was 13 years old. I then move onto roleplaying on another Minecraft server. After this, I started Roleplaying on ESO. Total, I have 11 years of experience roleplaying.

Additional Information: (If any)

Section 2/4 - Terms & Definitions
Please answer these definitions using your own words, the definitions may be researched however not plagiarized (copy-pasted).​

What do you define as roleplaying?

Taking on the role of a given character – living in and seeing the world through their eyes and carrying out actions in the way they would.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

Powergaming, separate from godmodding, is when one phrases an emote in a way which does not allow the recipient of the action to respond. An example of this would be the following: “Bob stabs the theif in the ribs.” A better emote would be “Bob attempts to stab the thief in the ribs.”

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

The use of knowledge that your character does not know.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

A character with unexplainable skills, powers, etc. without any rooted background in which they’ve trained those skills.

What does the abbreviation ‘OOC’ mean & when should this be used?

Out Of Character. It should be used when you need to address the person playing the character directly instead of the character they’re playing.

Section 3/4 - Character Creation
Here you will create an example character that could exist in the server’s history and lore.​

Provide us with an in-game screenshot of your character’s skin. (Screenshot - ab5d1b795f3b35f855ac573e704cabc1 - Gyazo)


Volkhner von Halsmark





Can your character read and write?:


Story & Biography (please go into detail, we recommend two paragraphs but expect at least one. Please outline character history, personality traits and the things that make your character unique. Have fun with this section!)

Perhaps the first thing one notices about Volkhner is his strange accent. Not quite Northerner, not quite Oserian, more like a mix of the two. He belonged to what he considers one of the more “civilised” northern villages situated between the northlands and the Oserian plains. Child of the blacksmith, his family was well-respected in the village due to his father’s skilled work – perhaps a bit of an envy of the surrounding villages. Often, he would help his father, working the bellows or shoveling charcoal into the forge as his father worked on creating plowshares or pitchforks. He took a particular interest in his father’s swords, which he rarely smithed, though he was not allowed to play with such coveted merchandise until he was older. When he turned 15, the age was considered an adult in his village, his father guided him in the creation of his own blade. A sturdy enough thing, Volkhner treasured it like it was a holy relic. Though he only drew it to clean it – he practiced using heavy wooden swords with the other village teenagers. He grew into a decent enough swordsman, and by the age of 18 he decided to leave the village and strike it out on his own as a sellsword.

Years passed, and Volkhner has fought in many conflicts ranging from campaigns in the Korsian deserts to the northern snows from home. The mercenary life has treated him well, and he has amassed enough wealth to live a modest enough life in an Oserian city. He frequents taverns, both for the joy of a drink as well as to find potential clients. One can usually tell if Volkhner is in a nearby tavern from the roaring songs emanating from a tavern’s door and windows.

(Please note although the character you apply with can commit illegal or immoral acts you cannot do these things on the server without an Intrigue application. This can be applied for once you are whitelisted.) Found here:

(You are also able to apply with a noble but keep in mind you cannot play a noble character on the server unless you join an accepted noble house or apply for one.) Found here:


Section 4/4 - Open-ended questions
Please answer at least three of the questions to show how your character would interact with the world. Delete the spares (if applicable). Please include at least one paragraph for each question you answer.

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...

“Jah, mein gut vohman, I like trying zhe local dishes vher I go!” He jovially hands her a fistful of coin, waiting for her to pass him over the food. As he receives it, he gives a curt bow of the head and a “Danke.” before turning towards a nearby stump and sitting down. He reaches into his pack for his folding fork and pokes the strange dish once before stabbing it and plopping it into his mouth. Perhaps not the most delicious thing he’s had, he was too hungry to complain. He gives a smile and a thumbs up to the hag, pretending as if it was one of the most delicious cuisines he’s ever had. After what seemed like a half-hour of chewing, he swallows the thing and picks up the next bite on his fork. He eventually finishes the meal, cleaning his fork off on a handkerchief he places it back in his pack.

Question 4

In the midst of battle, you find yourself approaching a wounded enemy soldier. The soldier is on the floor, clearly in terror as they cradle one of the dead. Enemy forces begin to advance in the distance and you know you have to act fast. The soldier then grasps at a cloth and removes it from the dead soldiers pocket. They continue to cry, and starts calling the dead soldier's name in despair. Then the soldier glances up to see you - with your weapon up - but does not care of your approach, continuing to cradle the dead soldier. You…

Volkhner stares down at the crying soldier, his zweihander resting against his shoulder. With a flat expression, he shrugs the weapon off his shoulder and raises it. He brings the blade down – aiming to split the crying soldier’s head. After his blade buries itself deeply into the enemy’s skull, he raises his boot to the slain foe’s face, using it for leverage as he wrenches the blade free. He then turns back and hurries to rejoin the rank-and-file of his side’s line.

Question 5

You have wandered across a seemingly endless tundra for what have felt like days. A raging snowstorm makes you unable to see more than a few metres ahead. Being almost out of resources, you are delighted to find out that you have stumbled your way to a village. Upon closer inspection you find out it's a Northern village, and the residents are not very friendly towards strangers. What do you do in this dire situation?
Being heavily northerner by blood, Volkhner does not stand out as much as an Oserian. He strides into the village, claiming to be a merchant from a few villages over. He offers to trade some of his metal and manufactured supplies for the food he needs to keep traveling. After gaining the supplies he needs, he trades in exchange for lodging where he can wait out the snow storm and rests at a local’s home.


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Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

Congratulations! Your application has been approved.

Excellent question answers.

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.
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