Name: Lorena (Lore) Carver, age 17
Race: 5/16 human, 1/4 elf, 1/4 orc, 1/8 halfling, 1/16 giant
Alignment: Neutral philosophical
Appearance: halfling height, ash-blond hair (one of those recessive traits) normally braided back by her mother, hazel eyes that turn black when angry
Personality: Quiet. Lore likes to stand and listen to other people, even when they don't know she's around. She's good at not being noticed. Like her parents and brother, she tends to go on solitary walks in the woods, though she is rather more fond of people and towns than her younger brother. She has strong feelings of love and affection for things she is used to and loves, like her family, but is less concerned with the plights of others, though if she takes the trouble to think about it, she will help them. She wonders who her father is, and wonders what her life will be like, and who is good and what is evil and why things are the way they are. Not many friends.
Lore is quiet and small and fiercely devoted to her family, particularly her mother and brother. She is intelligent, but never liked school very much, and learned a lot on her own, instead. She is very fond of playing her flute, especially when no one else is around.
Lore is not political and doesn't much care about the city, except that it includes people who buy her mother's meat and her uncles' goods. She doesn't much care for other young people her own age, though she willingly looked after and then found a home for an abandoned baby she found one day. She doesn't care much about religion, either— not that she's against it, but that she hasn't seen anything real or worthwhile in it yet, and is waiting for it to make the first move. She thinks about things on her own, rather than accepting some other people's judgments. That's why she misses her father, and believes that he has gone with some sort of purpose. She loves and trusts her mother, loves her brother and uncles and aunt and grandfather. She has her own ideas of whom to help and why, of what is the right response in a situation.
One of her favorite tricks is to stand in some doorway, or hide by the side of a road and listen to what other people say. So she knows the political climate and the ways people think. She hears robberies planned and love promised, plots and intrigues and requests of things to buy at the fair, and she never tells. She knows her family is considered strange, but she doesn't care. Or rather, she's rather angry about it, but hides it well. But you wouldn't want to see her angry.
She doesn't know what she wants to be or what life will bring. So far, she has been rather a passive player, waiting for the time when she will know how to act, and be able to. She is small, and nervous that her smallness and weakness mean she'll never be able to do anything worthwhile.
There are a good number of things that I want to know about your character, as well as lots of extra optional stuff that you can include if you want to. As on the family page, whatever format or medium you choose to present this information in is completely ok with me.
- First, I need to know name, age, and race.
- Secondly, I need to know your character's alignment. You can play any alignment you want; here's the catch: your alignment cannot be any one of "Lawful good," "Lawful neutral," "Lawful evil," "Neutral good," "True neutral," "Neutral evil," "Chaotic good," "Chaotic neutral," or "Chaotic evil." In other words, I want you to make up an alignment that is not one of the traditional 9 DnD alignments. You can use the words "lawful," "chaotic," "good," "evil," and "neutral" in your alignment, just not in combination. Nor are you required to use those words in your alignment.
- Next, I want a nice, detailed story of who your character is and what he/she has done with his/her life up to this point in time. I don't need a novel here, but the more detail you put into this, the better. Keep in mind that this is the public portion of your character. Anyone in the world could find this information out about you after a fairly in-depth conversation with you. If there's stuff you want to keep private from the rest of the world, that information should go on your private page. The following list of questions are a sample of the kinds of information I'm looking for. You don't have to answer all of them, and you can answer questions that aren't listed, as well.
- Finally, I want a sample of your (tentative) in-character writing style. I don't care what this writing style is, but once you pick one and we start playing, you should stick with it. I.e., either first- or third-person is fine, but once you pick one, you should stick with it. Figure out how you speak, how you describe what your character is thinking, mannerisms that your character has, etc, and figure out how you're going to express those to other people. Once you have a rough idea of this, describe an event from your character's past in-character. It can be any event that you want, and you can have whatever happen in the event that you want, and it can be as long as you want (though at least a paragraph or two would be nice). You can place this information either on your public page (if it's an event that other people will have witnessed/know about) or on your private page.