ACCEPTED Loremasonn Whitelist Application

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The Tale of Banners Whitelist Application:

Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information

Minecraft Username
Loremasonn
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Full UUID for your MineCraft account
9daea8b3-13f9-44fd-9553-f37d9c6364ab
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What is your age?
17
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Have you read the server rules?
Yes
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Do you agree with the server rules?
Yes
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How did you hear about Tale of Banners?
Late night google searching
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Do you have any previous roleplay experience?
I play and run multiple dungeons and dragons games, text based rp with mutual friends, and have experience in other minecraft roleplaying servers.
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Additional Information: (If any)

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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?
Theatrically taking the role of a character and acting as such.
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Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:
"Min-maxing" is a term that is often compared to powergaming, meaning someone who maximized their abilities in an unfair manner giving little to no competition when interacting with other characters. Simply put over exaggerating a character's abilities to an unrealistic manner.
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Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:
The use of outside information, that a character should not know.
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What is a "Mary-Sue" character?
A character who desperately tries to take the "main protagonist" role, often portraying themselves with little to no flaws and interactions involving a severe lack of character development. Mary sues are the character's that hurt roleplay by offering little story or worthy interactions.
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What does the abbreviation ‘OOC’ mean & when should this be used?
"Out of Character" and it should be used when not in character.
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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.
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Name:
Arash Hayaii
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Age:
17
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Culture:
Korsian
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Can your character read and write?:
Yes
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Story & Biography
Being born from the love between an Angler and the daughter of a Smithy in the Emirate of Kharman, most of the childhood Areshi could be remembered was getting taught by his mother, while his father worked daily continuing to fuel the already booming fishing economy while simultaneously working for Arash's grandfather as a fellow artisan, allowing his family the status of Commoner. It wasn't until much later in life when Areshi learned his family was just "scraping by", not wanting to let him know of his father's past amongst serfs and slaves.
After Areshi's father passed he continued to educate himself, following his mother's wishes of making a better life for himself amongst the arts and culture. To experience what they were unable to. When he came of age he left his hometown to larger cities to educate himself further and find work in hopes of becoming an apprentice to a writer, and should the light allow it, begin writing himself. Though one does not know what good an education and knowledge can do when cursed with the sense of naivety.
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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 1

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.

Areshi would wander the camp in awe being able to see outside of his sheltered life. Not paying much attention to the refugees, other than to step around them, he'd browse the stalls looking for anything that catches his eye and chatting with a few of the merchants. All of it being so new to him he'd continue wandering and interacting with as much as possible to take in it's detail and broaden his horizons, infatuated with each and every new sight. Taking out a notebook he'd journal the experience almost until he would be interrupted and let into the main city.
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Question 2

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.

Suspiciously but somewhat optimistically Areshi would open his backpack to see what he could barter with. Upon paying the... hag, he would sniff the mystery fish and poke it digging through his bag once more to make sure he had left over wine to wash the taste with, and hopefully kill the bacteria. Taking a bite of the food and almost immediately downing a gulp of wine he'd wait and see what happens.
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Question 3

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.

Hayaii would hesitate staring at the soldier in the eye almost sympathetically. What would seem like hours was only seconds as he stood there staring at the soldier. Whatever moments lead to this one faded away, stuck in the true horrors of war. Snapping out of it he'd shake his head continuing to evacuate himself from the zone of conflict, he was not equipped for war, but he would never be able to compare the despair of the soldier's eye.
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Verando

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You’re almost there! Your application is pending.

There are only a few things to change for a final decision.

Make the following edits to your application:

1. Your powergaming definition is spot on in the general sense, but it needs to be expanded upon in terms of roleplaying in a multiplayer server. Please ask for assistance if you need it.

2. Your Mary-sue definitions is very simple and should be expanded to include different aspects of a mary sue.

3. Your bio doesn't mention the server lore at all. You ideally should have two references to the lore in your bio, one must be something that is not a location, such as religion or animals.

This is a good application overall with excellent answers to the rp question prompts.

Once that is done, make a comment affirming you have made these changes and your application will be reviewed again as soon as possible.

Good luck!
 
Aug 25, 2020
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I've made the required changes.
I was trying to show attempts of showing the server's lore without exactly outright saying it in my first attempt, so I apologize. I've added some more details and background to hopefully show that I am knowledgeable on the lore.
 

Verando

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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.