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ACCEPTED Lewis' Whitelist Application


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Event Team
Feb 27, 2019
United Kingdom
Part 1 of 4
Out of Character

Provide information about yourself here.

MineCraft Username(s):

Lly1, Lly2

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


How old are you? (We need to know this as our server has an age restriction)


Have you read through our rules? (Found here)


Do you agree with our rules?


How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

I found a friend playing here via Enjin.

Do you have any previous roleplay experience?

I’ve been roleplaying on-and-off for 7 or 8 years.

Is there anything you would like to add?


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?

Role playing is the act of assuming the place of a fictional or non-fictional character. In doing so, they act as they believe the character would, taking into account their attributes. ie. Their speech, skillset, or beliefs.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’

Power gaming in role play is playing a character with the aim of winning or completing a goal, usually with disregard for storytelling and the character’s actual skillset. An example of power gaming would be an emote which dictates what happens to another player’s character. ie. Emoting that a blow connects with the target, rather than just attempting it.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’

Meta gaming is the use of a player’s own real life knowledge when determining the actions of their character, rather than using the knowledge of the character itself.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

A Mary Sue character is one which is created with an unreasonable skillset. Usually a Mary Sue is largely flawless and as a result poorly developed.

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 -


Leofwin Henry Boyd


32 years old.



Story & Biography:

Leofwin Henry Boyd was born in the midst of The Great Death to a family line in service of one of the many lords of the duchy of Avendale. The family was largely happy to serve; they were very grateful for the opportunity to work, which many had lost since the plague struck Oseria. When the quarantines were stricter many families had to forgo their livelihoods in search of something else within a safer distance to the cities - hunters, travelling traders, and farmers working on lands outside where the illness was rife.

When their Lord was in search of a new worker for his kitchens, Leofwin's father Henry was quick to step forward and offer his boy. At the time young Boyd was only eleven and had no experience cooking, but he was taught by his parents to be both obedient and polite, and so his service was accepted happily.

Leofwin was quick to learn how to serve his lord; but Leofwin didn't ever truly learn to cook as well as the other servants. Instead he opted to pay close attention to the goings on in the dining room, and in the halls, and in the study of his master. The lord the family served was a painter, and as a result of such he frequently made guests of other rich men and their wives hoping to purchase his works. Whilst taking meals or beverages to the occupants of his Lord's home young Boyd would try to learn what he could of his own Lord, and of the surrounding ones, and of the duchy and its people. He would never snoop, for that would be impolite, but he would hear what he could, whenever he had the opportunity.

After many years of loyal service within the same four walls, Leofwin Boyd grew tiresome. He had a small fortune saved - or at least, what he would consider a small fortune; he probably couldn't put it all together and have enough for just one dish of the fancy poultry his lord ate each night.
"You're no slave to me, Leofwin, nor your family," his Lord told him upon learning of Boyd's desire to leave, "But others don't know you as I do, and they may not be so forgiving of your terrible cooking." Young Boyd was very fond of his lord, and was sad to leave, but he left regardless that same afternoon. His belongings were already packed, and had been for a week already, prepared for the time when he found the nerve to resign.

And so he wandered and wandered for quite some time. He worked where he could, cooking or cleaning or labouring, until he found himself at the foot of the great entryway to Dunsgate. Within the capital he found himself spending the next portion of his life in service to many more men, but never for long. With each employer he found he had a slightly more comprehensive work history; and with each employer he made up a little extra to impress them; and with each employer he began to get mixed up himself with which stories were truths and which were lies.

Eventually, Leofwin was no longer just a cook's boy. He had an interesting past working for the rich, and learning from them, and saving the money he could. Now he leaves the service of his lord once more, again with a small amount of gold, in search of someone else to employ him.

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 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?

With little option to go elsewhere, and no coin to spare on whatever wares the other refugees might be selling, Leofwin Boyd opts to search for a spot with room for him to rest. He looses one side of his satchel free from his shoulder, and lets it rest across his front for the safekeeping of his wares, and then approaches what appears to be a family sitting together. “Leofwin,” he offers politely, and he takes his place sat alongside them.

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.

Leofwin Boyd wields but a loosely-gripped shortsword in a shaking hand, the tip barely pointed up from the floor. He looks distantly across the field, towards the encroaching lines of the enemy; then he looks to the enemy soldier, and the bodies all around them. Their gazes meet for but a solitary moment. Boyd shuffles on his feet uncertainly. He raises his free palm towards the grieving enemy almost apologetically, and he begins his retreat backwards towards his allies.

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?

Finding himself at the foot of a large wall, Boyd presses himself close to the wood to shield himself to the gale. Seeing little other option given the dwindling number of supplies he has remaining, he glances up as best he can to find a small embrasure. Boyd brings a gloved hand up to his face and pulls down a small covering that had been over his mouth; he takes a moment, and then tries to call through to somebody inside the village, “I seek shelter. My name is Leofwin Boyd - I’m a friend of the North.” And he waits hopefully for a response.
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Wet Bread Crumb
Jan 8, 2016

Congratulations! Your application has been approved in spite of terrible cooking skill.
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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