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ACCEPTED Whitelist Application by Ostrava.

Ostrava

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Nov 14, 2020
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The Tale of Banners Whitelist Application:

Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information

Minecraft Username(s):

- OstravasLemonade

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

- 9b4f7301-7bf5-45f0-a8d3-97b737c3c569

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

- 17

Have you read the server rules? (Found here)

- Yes I have.

Do you agree with the server rules?

- Yes I do.

How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

- I was looking for some kind of medieval roleplaying server (Because I am very much into the Soulsbourne franchise) I found the server's website and checked it out.

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

- I have a little bit of experience with it. Me and some friends used to do Roleplay in Dark souls. We mostly fooled around and never took it too seriously. But I also played on a harry potter inspired roleplaying minecraft server. Where I did some roleplaying.

Additional Information: (If any)

- Nothing in particular.
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?

- Acting as a fictional or non fictional character I suppose. Or as an original character.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

- When playing a game, a player plays to make their character as powerful as possible. For example by collecting as much money as possible, or by trying to defeat as many enemies as possible, instead of trying to forge an engaging story for their character.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

- Not too sure. One who uses real life knowlage about the game in order to create a powerful character rather than to use his imagination and coming up with an interesting one.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

- a character who is essensially perfect. A mary-sue doesn't really have any flaws.

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

- it stands for "out of character" the term is used to describe a character who does something or acts in a way that conflicts with their character. For example, a character who is very stingy giving away money would be out of character. It could also refer to someone who breaks character, meaning that they stop acting as their character.

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.

- 2020-11-14_02.04.23 (kopia).png

Name:

- Ostrava

Age:

- 22

Culture:

- Northern

Can your character read and write?:

- Yes, he can.

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!)

(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:

https://taleofbanners.com/forum/forums/intrigue-application.119/ (Intrigue Application)
(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:
https://taleofbanners.com/forum/forums/noble-houses.142/ (Noble Houses)

-Born to a family of Blacksmiths in Flintswood, Ostrava had an early fascination with weaponry. He even showed early interest in joining the military, like his father before him. Being fascinated in weaponry and combat at such an early age, Ostrava begged his father to teach him all he knew. Ostrava was not only interested in combat, but also knowledge. His mother was Oserian, and devout follower of the way of five. She would often try to teach her children about the way of five. But Ostrava was not particularly interested in following all of them. But he did take the teachings of Hedren very close to his heart. Perhaps that is what lead him so far in his military career. Perhaps because of his mother being oserian, he was also deeply interested in finding out as much as he could about his Oserian ancestors. By chance, Ostrava met a traveler from Korsia, who offered to tell him about his many travels. This interaction fueled Ostravas lust for knowledge as he started taking interest in researching about the many different cultures of Esna. .

Ostrava had one friend that he had known for a very long time. Fenrir was his name, a large gray wolf who would follow his Master wherever he went. Even occasionally into battle. And battle was something that Ostrava was used to from his time in the military. But he is not one to brag, Ostrava rarely tells about his battles. But if persuaded with a large horn of mead, he might just tell a tale or two. He is a mead lover after all. But there is one battle that he never speaks about, no matter how much mead he is offered. That being the battle that costed him his father's life. It was after this battle that Ostrava officially resigned from the military.

One day, His mother fell mortally ill, and the mere thought of losing his mother with the death of his father still fresh in his mind, he could not stay idly by and watch his mother die in front of him. Therefore he set out, leaving his mother in the hands of his younger brother, Alvin. His journey would take him far and wide, in search of some way to cure his mother's decease. With his gray wolf by his side. And under the watch of Hedren - the spirit of honor. He knew that he could not fail in his quest.

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 jewellery 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...

- Run to the aid of the woman, asking if there is anyway I can help. I know that I probably won't be able to fight the hooded man in my current condition, so I prioritize helping the woman. thinking that if I was the one wounded like this, I'd want someone to help me. Maybe the woman reminded me of my own mother, But a part of me can't bare the thought of just letting someone bleed out in an alleyway somewhere.

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?

- I check around to see if there's someone I can talk to. Maybe a fellow northerner. If I am unable to find someone, I check out some of the shopping stalls to see if there's anything interesting that I can buy. After that, I try to find a corner somewhere where I can rest.

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…

- take pity on the soldier, knowing the feelings of loss he must be going through. I offer to help the soldier, he's most likely harmless, and probably too busy mourning his dead friend to even think about grabbing his weapon. I still proceed with caution however, knowing that it could very well be a trap. But ultimately decide to help the soldier the best I can.

The End!
 
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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 lacking in a multiplayer roleplaying context. Please review other applications and outside sources for more information.

2.Your biography only mentions server lore relating to locations. Please add at least one other instance of lore related to something other than the cultures and locations, such as religion or animals.

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!

 

Ostrava

New Member
Nov 14, 2020
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I have edited my application by adding to my definition of "power gaming".
I also changed my biography, added more to my characters history.

And since I changed my in game name, I also edited that too.
 

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.


One thing I would like to say, powergaming can also include forcing actions through emotes against other players.

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.