Snowymaximus's Application

Mar 21, 2019
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Out of Character
Provide information about yourself here.

Minecraft Username(s):
Snowymaximus

Full UUID for your MineCraft account(s):
9249574b-8109-4c3a-9641-9a279a9421da

How old are you?
21

Have you read through our rules?:
Yes

Do you agree with our rules?:
Yes

How did you hear about Tale of Banners?:
Google

Do you have any previous roleplay experience?:
Yes

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?
Roleplaying is the act of playing as another character apart from yourself in a familiar or distant setting.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’
Taking over a situation without the consent of others and to the benefit of yourself. For example, forcing someone to die in a battle even if you just joined the roleplay; claiming that divine power has suddenly increased your strength tenfold.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’
Using OOC information in IC roleplay. For example, learning about a character's backstory and talking to them like they are old friends when you've never actually met them in game.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?
The perfect character who has no flaws, typically topped with an overly dramatic backstory or past (i.e both my parents died in a bandit attack, I was orphaned then raised by a master of art, charisma, and sword fighting. I was so amazing that I rapidly rose the ranks of popularity and became king of the nation etc.)


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

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Name:
Gordan Highplain

Age:
26

Culture:
Oserian

Story & Biography:
Gordon was born in the year 980 A.T in the kingdom of Oseria into an upper middle class house located in the northern duchy of Avendale. His father, Gorhall, a formerly esteemed soldier of Oserian conquests, and mother, Viola, were both proud members of the Oserian culture. Gordan grew up to become deeply induced in the ways of his nation's religion and culture.

As a boy, his parents would give him many freedoms, however, he was induced to his father's strict military mind and often tough mannerism. As time wore on, he focused more on his personal attributes than to his surroundings, distanced himself from early friendships, but maintained a deeply religious and charismatic public figure. Though demanding, Gordon studied both the sword from his father and the history of his nation. His mother would often teach him proper behavior and have him sewing during his free time; assigning chores to him as a boy was something that many young men in Oseria would attribute to their work ethic.

Though blessed with a commanding voice, and a strong set of skills, it would not carry him well through his formative years. Though respectable, his family lent many great burdens of duties and honor onto Gordon, an only child. This rigor depressed Gordon deeply, as he was robbed of freedoms early in his childhood, as well as the chance of a brother or sister, however, buried deep in his heart, he believes in the values that the land and his parents blessed him with that he hopes will carry him through life.

Gordon seeks to earn a job with the sword, much like his father. However, there is much to learn still and hope from the world he wishes to one day see.


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 jewelry 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: … I sway my head back and forth, wondering out of the daze of my eyes and the slug of the alcohol the figure that gleams his hand with a dismally crusting jewels running beside me. After a delayed response, I recognize the dissonance between the blood of the lady torso and the seemingly quick nature of the dashed blur, who was now turning the corner in an almost dastardly manner. Stumbling at first, I attempt to chase after the fiend, however, I quickly realize the attempt was folly. “The girl!” I almost scream to myself. Turning, still drunk, and in an almost disabled fashion, I make my way towards the bleeding woman in an attempt to help. Despite no medical knowledge, I attempt to fashion my hands against her wound, consoling her with slurred words, and attempting to seek help from others in the street.

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: I take a moment to reflect and examine my surroundings. Without much choice, I attempt to make further communication with the guards on the situation and seek others who might understand the plight of the camp. With the spare change in my pocket, I buy several items of food from the nearby stalls. Though I detest its taste, I pretend to enjoy it among the refugees, as not to stand out. It is not long before I am also sleeping on the floor, waiting for time to pass as the traffic of the city drags on and on.


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: … Are humbled by her offer, but reject it, for who knows what unpleasantries the food may have. Suspecting a rather unpleasant response, I quickly ask for better directions out of the Drahl lands in an attempt to wake the next morning and find a more suitable breakfast on an empty stomach.


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 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…

Answer: … Pause, conflicted by the situation around you. Though soldier of Oseria, I am a man of faith, and of justice I cannot pass. Does this man deserve to die? Unchecked by others, I lower my sword, and let God decide the man's fate. I pray that we never cross swords in battle.
 
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