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ACCEPTED Whitelist Application

xRavageFilm

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Section 1/4 - Out of Character Information

Minecraft Username(s):

- xRavageFilm

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

- 042174b8-4e3c-43f7-9a45-12a2d6577385

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


- 19

Have you read the server rules? (Found here)

- I have read the server rules.

Do you agree with the server rules?

- I do agree with the server rules.

How did you hear about Tale of Banners?

- For quite a while now, I have been searching for a promising medieval roleplay server. I just so happened to stumble upon the Tale of Banners' website when Googling.

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


- I have had previous roleplay experience, although it was nearly 3 to 4 years ago on DawnFire Realms, which is now down.

Additional Information: (If any)

- None.
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 act/play as another person or character in the effort to initiate dialogue, conflict, or any other kind of interaction.

Describe the term ‘powergaming’ in your own words:

- The act to give one-self an unfair advantage by using external information or an in-game mechanic.

Describe the term ‘metagaming’ in your own words:

- The act of using one's real-life knowledge in roleplay when one's character does not actually have that knowledge.

What is a "Mary-Sue" character?

- A Mary-Sue character is nearly perfect and seems to not have any flaws or faults.

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

- It means Out Of Character. One should use this when they are not roleplaying and when ones wishes to speak/type something that is not In 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.
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Name:

- Sara

Age:

- 19

Culture:

- Oserian

Can your character read and write?:

- Yes

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)
- Sara was born of two, somewhat, wealthy parents in a small village in Northern Oseria. One could say her childhood was a little traumatic having her mother die of the plague when she was young and her father killed a few years later. After, she was raised by her elder brother until the age of 16, who had inconspicuously disappeared one night for reasons she does not know. Having no other choice, she resorted to living by herself and working for herself, just trying to make it by. She furthered her education by teaching herself to sew and knit herself clothing for the colder days. Although her parents' wealth went down to her brother and herself, nearly two-thirds of it was taken by her brother when he had disappeared. With this, she tends to wear simple clothing but makes sure she is modest. Sara is a kindhearted woman who's blue eyes would encapture anyone's attention. Although, from her father's death, she's become a little quiet, and introverted. She has a tendency to distance herself from others, having trouble trusting others. She is also stubborn, protective of those she loves, intelligent, innocent, and has an aura that seems to brighten other's days. Now, she is a woman capable of leaving her small village to seek a better life.

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...

- Sara's eyes widen in horror. She wants badly to chase the thief but knows that she will be no match for a grown man and, instead, runs for the woman. Her hands hover over the bleeding wound, almost shaking. Thinking quickly, she sheds herself of her sweater and pushes it against the wound, trying hard to keep as much as the crimson liquid from escaping the woman's wound. Unfortunately, it seems the wound was too deep, the once-cream sweater now seeped in red. Sara's heart drops as the woman seems to go into unconsciousness. "I'm so sorry." She whispers under her breath, the cold air, like smoke exiting her lips. If only she hadn't drunk as much, perhaps she could have administered some type of aid that could have helped the woman.

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?

- Sara quietly finds a vacant shopping stall, void of any person, and sits down warily. Her belongings close to her body in an attempt to feel some semblance of safety in this situation. Her arms wrap around her bent legs as her chin sits atop. Her thoughts about the possible situations that can happen in this refugee camp flew around in her head making her stiffen every so often when she would hear a footstep of other's voices passing by. She could only hope that they'd allow her passed the gate soon.

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...

- Sara takes the odd-looking food with a smile until the crone had left her to herself. She sniffs at the food, her nose turning up in disgust. Deciding that eating it is worse than not eating anything, she places it on the ground and sits down. When her stomach would rumble from hunger, she'd take a glance of the food, the thought of taking a bite coming across her mind. Although, she continues to resist.

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…

- Her heart lurches. There are lines in battle that should not be crossed, at least by her. Sara is quick to put her weapon down and rush towards the soldier, understanding his agony. "Please, you must go." She states, kneeling down to him. He refuses. Sara looks behind them to see the approaching forces. Her eyes dart down to the open wound on the soldier's arm. "Come, we must go. Leave him. He is gone. Please." She urges. The soldier is stubborn but does not push her away when she helps him to his feet. Carefully, she tugs on his sleeve, encouraging him to take step after step until they are hidden within the thick brush of a nearby forest.

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?

- Sara trudged through the thick snow that blanketed the ground, pulling her coverings tighter around her in an attempt to become warmer as she approached the village. She had no other choice than to walk toward the village, friendly or not. Her resources were limited, nearly gone, and she was almost frozen, shaking. As she neared the village, a nervousness came over her when she spotted the broad-shouldered guard, his jaw tight as his eyes inspected her carefully. "Hello...," she had started nervously, the guard's eyes narrowing.
 

Lena

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Congratulations! Your application has been approved.


You will now be whitelisted on the server.

Your definitions are completely correct and are well detailed.

Your character could use more server lore in their backstory but their character fits with the Oserian culture and is well developed.

Your open ended questions are very detailed and show a very good understanding of English and RP.

All in all a great application! Well done!


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.