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DENIED Whitelist Application


New Member
Jul 8, 2020
Alberta, Canada
Whitelist Application Format

Copy and paste this application into a new post on the ‘Whitelist Applications’ section of the forums, place your answers next to the ( - ).

The application is made up of four sections and you must answer everything for it to be accepted.

The Tale of Banners Whitelist Application:

Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information

Minecraft Username(s):


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


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


Have you read the server rules? (Found here)


Do you agree with the server rules?


How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

-I looked up roleplay servers online

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

-Informal experience on a creative server, weekly d&d

Additional Information: (If any)

-It's a common misconception that I'm male. I hate it.

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?

-To perform as a fictional person, in a fictional location.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

-Attempting to heighten yourself above others via the use of overpowered powers, or a lack of flaws

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

-Using out of game info to benefit your character

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

-A mary sue is a terrible power fantasy living in the dead husk of a terrible character. Mixed with bad writing and powergaming, one of these can come back to haunt you. Go for the eyes.

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

-Out of character, you can use it when you're out of 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.



-Ciela Y'brecht Kavaahl





Can your character read and write?:

-Yes, proficiently

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: (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: (Noble Houses)
-Born into nobility, Ciela was a... peculiar baby. White hair, red eyes... Her community decided that she must have been cursed. Her parents hid her down in the cellar, taking care of her without even the help of a nanny. She lived a happy life, reading, playing, looking out of the small window in her room. One day, she stumbled upon a series of curious tomes. When she started reading them, she noticed many unfamiliar words. Like any child, she attempted to say them, and when she was finishing the fifth tome, something yet curiouser happened. The chalk drawing that she had made based on one of the pictures in the book started glowing. She said the words again, being surprised by the reaction. Slowly, a stone chalice had come forth from the stone floor. She kept practicing these miracles in the time that she had alone. When she had turned ten, her parents took her up to the family room. Her mother confessed that she had confided in a friend in the medical field about her, and he said Ciela had albinism, a rare yet safe genetic fault. Her parents cried and cried that they had kept her in the cellar for no reason, but Ciela was unconcerned, just wanting to see the outside world. That evening, her parents took her shopping. Later on, she had relatively blended into regular society, practicing alchemy full-time. She still scared people, so at the age of 24, she left her city with a good amount of money and food to find her fortune. Since then, she's travelled all across the globe

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...

-Trip the thief and heal the woman. Then, have the woman take back her own jewels.

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?

-Set up a stall and sell her wares to other travellers who have been denied access to the city. It should be a while before I run out, and I could make some money along the side.

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...

-Smell the strange dish. If it smells edible, try it. Then we can go from there.

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…

-Administer basic aid, bring them back to my post, and convince the living one to join our side. If they defect, we can execute them without so much of a moral issue.

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?

-I have connections everywhere, so I might be able to stay with an acquaintance. Look around the city and see if I know someone. If I don't, I can probably convince someone that I do.
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Staff member
Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

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 roleplaying definition is lacking. It may be an escape, but how does it pertain to the activity itself.

2. Your powergaming definition references other uncommon terms, I understand its a shortcut, but we need to see an accurate understanding of the term. Please also reference its use in a multiplayer rp scenario.

3. Your mary-sue definitions is a bit short. Expand on it to show how else someone could be a mary sue, or provide an example.

4. Your character does not have a name, or an age.

5. Your character skin has no explanation as to its white hair and red eyes. Please put this info in the backstory, or choose another skin. This is a low fantasy medieval server, so a realistic skin with is a neccessity.

6. You forgot to put a backstory for the character.

7. Each of the answers to your questions is only one sentence long. Please try writing a few more in order to show an understanding of a multiplayer roleplaying scenario.

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

If you need assistance do not feel afraid to message me! I know this is a lot, but it shouldn't be too difficult. c:

Good luck!


Staff member
Application Team
Lore Team
Sep 21, 2017
United States

Your application has been denied.

While in this state it is unsuitable for approving, you are welcome to try again.

The reasons for the denial are due to a second failure after being put under pending, for the reasons as follows:

1. Your powergaming needs to reference its use in a multiplayer rp scenario.

2. Your character bio has use of outright magic. There is no magic in the server. You also fail to make use of server lore. Please read up on server lore and put some references into your biography. I'd recommend reading up the major cultural lores and some of the rules involving magic. Also, your character won't start with any bonus items, as with other MC servers, so you will have to account for that. Also, your character cannot have traveled across the globe in this setting.

3. The answer's to your questions still lack detail. Please expand upon these and give me answers that show as if you were interacting with other players, detailing your actions and maybe using dialogue. Feel free to review other player's applications.

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

Should you choose to re-apply, please make a new application!