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ACCEPTED Whitelist Application of Josiah_Brown


New Member
Oct 28, 2020
Dayton, Ohio
Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information

Minecraft Username(s):

- Josiah_Brown

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

- Josiah_Brown

What is your age?


Have you read the server rules?

- I have.

Do you agree with the server rules?

- I do.

How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

- I was searching for roleplay servers and managed to find this one on google.

Do you have any previous roleplay experience?

- I've been playing for three years now. Both on Minecraft servers such as Rokucraft and with my family. I've also been a Roleplay Game master.

Additional Information: (If any)

- I've played multiple lore dense and story crafted rpg games like Greedfall and Fallout. I've also written two books so I have experience writing stories.
Section 2/4 - Terms & Definitions

What do you define as roleplaying?

- Roleplaying is taking the role of a character, either a canon character or an original character depending on the rpg, and interacting with npcs and other roleplayers in a fictional setting. The story is formed by both the game master creating a setting and the players effecting the setting through their actions.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

- Powergaming is performing god like or over powered actions like forcing a player to emote, auto hitting, and dodging all the time.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

- Metagaming is using out of character information within the rpg. An example is: Your character is trying to find a magic item. But you yourself found its location because you were exploring the cool map. Now, you can't take the item out of rp but you want it. So you decide to make no sense and have your character take it despite the fact they never found its hiding place!

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

- A mary-sue is a character with no personality flaws, no physical flaws and who is always right and without a speck of evil in their soul. They are perfect people who can never do wrong and they ruin the entire Roleplay!

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

- It means out of character and should be used to address anything outside the rp chat/session. Like say you got some currency but you weren't in roleplay chat or a roleplay session you were just exploring the world. That's 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.



- Ragnarr Holst


- 35


- Northerner, Summit Folk

Can your character read and write?:

- He can. It was a skill his mother taught him.

Story & Biography

-Backstory: Born in 965A.T. to a warrior family in a clan within the jarldome of the Summit. He was born in the year of the Great Death. He would have been killed by it had his father not killed a group of desperate refugees from another settlement to keep the plague from entering his home. When Ragnaar was ten, he began to learn how to fight from his father, specifically in the way of a marauder. However, admist his learning, he also helped stockpile reasources by order of the High King. He travelled south with his family a lot to castle Untergang. During the years of preperation, he also learned how to read and write from his mother who had learned the skill from an old friend in the Midlands. By the age of 18, Ragnarr was taken by his father to the sages of his home settlement. He was later that night, in the outskirts of the settlement at the holy place dedicated to Hedren, the spirit of honor. He was now pledged to follow the Way of the Five. In his past years he had learned loyalty and efficency as two things to follow. Now he also pledged to family, honor, wealth, hunt, and justice. After this, he returned to helping stockpiling, but also helped defend the transport groups from attacks. He was gifted a battle axe from his father who had begun to grow to old to fight. Ragnarr slew many grulk and became known as a skilled warrior and guide, though in his first fight with a grulk, his right eye was wounded and he was unable to save it, losing half his sight. By the year of 999 he was 34 and had done his part to help stockpile. He then helped guide his people to the border in the south before the blizzard hit. Once Rithgar ended, he led his people back home and began to rebuild. Now he guards his home and serves his people as best as possible.

-Personality: Ragnarr is a brutal and efficient person. When he needs to do something, he does it in the most efficient way possible though this also ends is any enemies dying unless he absolutely needs a survivor. He follows the tenants of the Way of the Five and despite his brutal tenacity he does fight with honor. He doesn't kill anyone unarmed but still treats them with distain and distrust unless they are from the summet or, in some cases, the midlands. Despite this distrust, he's still willing to deal with none northerns and those not from the summit, though his fanatisicsm makes it difficult. He has come to believe that the summit folk, his people, are stronger and more faithful then others and that though the non summit folk have their uses they still shouldn't be trusted and are potential threats. Among his people though Ragnarr is more lax and can be seen spending a lot of time among them, drinking, talking, and sparring. Ultimately, he is loyal to his people and has great ambition to expand his home.

-Appearance: As seen above, Ragnarr wears chainmale and many furs to protect himself from wild beasts and the cold. His hair is a messy and dirty blonde. He has a blue left eye and a blind right eye, with a faded scar across it. His hair cut can be seen in the image. He stands at 7feet and has a rough, pale complexion.

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...

- This thief has no reason to survive but his fate will have to wait. I rush to the woman and carry her to the nearest tavern or apothacary. Anywhere she can get some medical attention. I'll track down the thief later when i'm more sober.

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 do not trade with the merchants as I seek no extra wealth for myself or luxury. I also try to avoid the refugees and find a quiet area in the camp to wait.

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...

- Buy food from strangers? I do not do that. I will hunt for my meal instead. I've fought many beasts in the past. I'm sure I can find something.

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…

- As if I would strike down unarmed men. I sheathe my blade and run away, allowing the two enemies to survive for now and focus on the main battle.

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?

- Luckily I am a northerner so I enter the village and am hopefully not met with to much distrust.


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Staff member
Aug 12, 2020
United States [CST]
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.

In order for you to wear a skin with any armour though (in your case, the chainmail), you will need to have the armour itemized in-game. Other than that, all looks good.​