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ACCEPTED Umbra's Whitelist Application


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Jul 22, 2020
Michigan, Usa
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-I'm currently on Kingdoms of Astra and Hollow World, I know my way around Roleplay.

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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?

-Creating a character and becoming them.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

-Powergaming, on the other hand, is doing something in Roleplay that makes the other roleplayer(s) have no other actions or retaliation. An example of this is *she stabs her sword into her opponent's heart* that's powergaming, the correct phrase is *She stabs her sword towards her opponent's hearts* this second phrase allows the roleplayer to retaliate.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

-Metagaming is using OOC knowledge in a roleplay scenario when your character wouldn't know that information.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

-A character with no development or flaws.

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

-Out-of-Character, it should be used when you're not roleplaying or to separate roleplay from OOC
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.



-Umbra Nocte





Can your character read and write?:



Umbra is 6 feet tall, he as short hair and is clean-shaven, He tends to wear a white tunic with a leather vest and brown cloth pants. Umbra also has a robe that he bought in his old desert city because of its gorgeous blue color.

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!)

-Umbra Nocte was born in a village located in the Gorbus desert, he grew quite timidly, his mother taught him needlework and how to cook when he was ten years old. His father was always distant, Umbra always thought his father never wanted him. He would always try his hardest in school and learn his father's trading skills, but no matter what he did his father always looked at him in contempt. He soon started to shut himself away from the world, Umbra now spends less time socializing and more time reading. He began to hate conflict, preferring to keep easy peace. When Umbra turned 18, he was put to work under his father, helping him trade with other villages and a city in the desert. Umbra's father soon died, Umbra was left with his home and business. He decided to move his mother into a city which with their money, they could afford a middle class, Umbra began working for a desert trading Company, but he feels the yearn to travel more and get away from the city and see Esna in all its beauty. Umbra gave the business to an acquaintance, who swore to the sun to take care of his mother. Umbra bid his mother farewell and left The Desert Nation, traveling to other cultures.

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 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...

-Umbra races to the woman, who's breathing is ragged. Umbra tears a piece of the woman's sleeve and holds the cloth against the wound. He lifts one of the woman's arms around his neck as he places his other arm around her chest to hold her upright and the cloth in place to slow the bleeding. He stumbles as the woman winces in his ear, he wishes he didn't drink so much. Stumbling his way into the street, he stumbles into a guard, who yells at him to give him the woman and he's under arrest. Umbra tries to explain to the guard what happened but the guard snorts and yells for backup, Umbra knows if he runs, it would just make I'm guilty, so he instead waits as three guards emerge from the corner. He gives the woman over to the guards as the first guard grabs Umbra's wrist and pulls him to the jailhouse, where he's thrown in. The guard asks again what happened. Umbra repeats his story and again the guard snorts. He was kept in jail for a month with only bread and water to satisfy him, at least it was helping him regain his senses. The guard entered the jail again, Umbra thought it was to bring him his meal, but instead, he saw a familiar woman. His mind was still a bit fuzzy from the night, but he was certain he met her. The guard released Umbra and the woman thanked him and offered him some Kura, but Umbra rejected the offer and asked the guard if he could leave, the guard nodded and Umbra left into the bustling city 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?

- Umbra walks around the stalls, checking their wares, he soon bores of the merchants trying to bargain with him to buy something, so he began asking the refugees' their stories on why they were here.

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...

-Umbra buys the sea-looking food in a moment of hunger, he didn't eat anything today, but he couldn't help but wonder what was is this. He began asking around to find out, the crone was correct, it's a traditional Drahl food that can cause upset stomachs in outsiders that haven't tried the food. Umbra asks if there's anything he can trade with it. A little girl appears beside the man and stares at the food with hopeful eyes. Umbra asks if he can trade this for a meal at his home since his child wants it. The man thinks for a moment as the girl grabs the man's pant leg. The man sighs and waves his hand, he walks into a home as Umbra follows, the man gives him a bowl of some kind of soap that even though smelled horrible, Umbra began drinking the soap. He ate two bowls of the soap before he felt full. He gave the Crone's food to the man as he thanked him for the hospitality and travel back to his camp, feeling full and refreshed.

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 soldier's pocket. They continue to cry, and start calling the dead soldier's name in despair. Then the soldier glances up to see you - with your weapon up - but does not care about your approach, continuing to cradle the dead soldier. You…

-Umbra can't bring himself to end the soldier's life, but he notices the soldier's empty, pained eyes. He knows that he would welcome death, but he can't swing his sword. He tells the soldier if you want to remember him, get up, and live. Retire from service. Umbra notices the enemy is close 500 meters, he turns and runs from the enemy as the soldier continues sobbing, Umbra can only hope he made the right choice.

Question 5

You have wandered across a seemingly endless tundra for what has felt like days. A raging snowstorm makes you unable to see more than a few meters 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?

- Umbra never felt so cold before, the desert is paradise compared to this hell, Umbra has no choice but to enter the town and beg for sanctuary, Umbra strides down to the village, he knocks on the nearest door, yelling at the occupant in a pleading tone for sanctuary, the door doesn't open, Umbra can feel his extremities lose feeling. Umbra goes to the rest of the house, not a single one letting him in, but he finds a coop. Even though he doesn't want to stay in there for his pride, he can't die from this storm either. Umbra enters the coop, where he can feel the heat of the chickens snuggling together.


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Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

Congratulations! Your application has been approved.

Im a little wary at your name. Your definitions were also copied from other applications you made, but you do use server lore and have solid question answers. All in all, well done.

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.

Message an application team member or a moderator when you are ready to be whitelisted.