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TVC II OOC General OOC Discussion (New)

Get of W'soran

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@Count Vashra

That sounds good. However this isn't until the next Chapter (I think DoN said that it would be the end of August or sooner depending on posting frequency) which will all take place in Drakenhof.

Edit: Oops not completely correct, the quote is below

  • Chapter 6 will be scheduled to start around early / mid Aug. The delay spoken in my previous post is IC only. It may be possible for chapter's 4 & 5 to finish (if they take a while to wrap up) and then for us to go straight into Chapter 6.
 

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Good to see you back Kavok. Also, I see you've finally got yourself an Avatar!
Yup, I finally found the strength to push the three buttons required to get an Avatar...

Hmm... I guess I should now find the power within myself to re-post my character's bio... Such difficult tasks set before us. (Is it normal that I always worry about whether or not sarcasm will be carried across text?)

Edit: Ok, so I managed to re-post my bio... and I now realize that I must not have re-read my own bio, because I had some really bad spelling/grammatical errors in it... Hopefully I've fixed those now, and I did edit a few other things to help flesh a few more things out.
 
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I've updated 'the story so far' with all of the finished chapters and supplementals. I've also re-posted the lists from the 'Restarting the TVC II' thread, seeing as it is locked (I could mod-edit it, but I feel it's more polite to repost it in a thread which people will still be looking at a lot).

@Dark_Wolfen , @the hidden one - is your supplemental flashback finished? If so, I'll add it to the summary list.

@Malochai - Is your supplemental 'Fragments of the Past' finished? If so, I can do the above for it as well. :)

@Get of W'soran Thanks; I was worried about whether the summaries were too long but I'm glad that someone thinks they're okay.

Right, onto the list posts (combined into one - this very post, to be precise).

The following list was last updated at 10:30 PM, BST (British Summer Time). I intend to update it regularly.

The Laws of this System

To gain 'active in the RP' status, an RPer must have participated in the currently ongoing chapters, chapters 4 or 5, or make a post in a supplemental that does not predate chapters 4 or 5 (in terms of the IRL timeline). To gain 'participating in the RP' status, an RPer must have an accepted bio, and must not have stated that they have officially left the TVC II for good. To acquire 'Left the RP' status, a player must have stated in a post (or a PM that anyone who might post here knows of) that they have left the RP forever.

Users who have not been online for more than 31 days have their 'last online' date highlighted in orange. This is because they are considered inactive on the entire site. Please suggest a better time for a user to be determined 'inactive' if you think a month is too short/too long a time to be considered the threshold for defining whether a user is active or inactive on this website as a whole. Note that under this system, because there have not been many IC posts for several months, a user can be inactive on the forum as a whole but be classified as an active RPer in the TVC II.

I have highlighted every unaccepted primary character in red. Note that characters who have had their new bios accepted and characters who have had their old bios accepted count as 'accepted' (this will be the case until chapter 6). The time of bio submission, in the case of characters who have not been accepted/have not participated, will be the time in which their latest bio was posted (if the character was accepted and has submitted a new bio since, it will be the time in which the most recently accepted bio was submitted).

I have highlighted every unaccepted secondary (note that this is not in relevance, merely in order of submission) character in blue.

Characters of players (and the players themselves) who have left the RP have been highlighted in green.

Inactive users (ones that have accepted characters, but have not RPed in the TVC II after chapters 4 and 5 were opened) and their characters are highlighted in purple.

Characters with bio or roleplaying difficulties that have not been categorised in this paragraph are highlighted in yellow in this list.

The characters who fall into multiple highlighting categories have been partially highlighted with all of the colours appropriate to the categories they fall into.

I have written the date and time out in BST (British Summer Time) time.

Status of All TVC II Characters

Note: this list is compiled in order of which RPer posted in the signup thread first. It descends as the first character sheet submission of an RPer in the TVC II comes at a later date than the last primary character sheet submission in the TVC II.

Characters of DoN - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Rowhaine - Champion of Asaph - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, July 25th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314774

Baron Hugo von Hardon - Alive, but officially on hold - Last posted for in Chapter 3, January 17th, 2013
Reason for being on hold (but not deleted):
...now Rowahine has managed to be more active I am putting Hugo on hold, I will likely have him turn up later (he is having his nails done xD).
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314797

Princess Anya - Alive, but does not yet have a character sheet, although DoN has said he will write this up - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 20th, 2014. A link to her bio summary has been inserted below.
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/general-ooc-discussion.19584/page-117#post-313443

Characters of Count Darvaleth - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 23rd July 2014

Kraskor Banespike - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, September 24th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314759

The Silent Echo - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on November 16th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314792

Brigadier Charles von Carstein - As of yet unaccepted by DoN, but Darvy has permission from Gree to make this character a scion of Mircea - Bio submitted on February 5th, 2013

https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314803

Characters of Malochai - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 7th July 2014

Markus Shiefter, Barron of Carrasville and Felaburg - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, November 25th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314760

Radulf Fürstenhausen/Cassio Ubaldi - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on December 19th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-3#post-314811

Characters of The Dread King - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Morturion - Alive (I will re-post the bio in the new sign-up thread because I would like to add in a middle name for him - Straupenhof) - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 23rd, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314761

Zoe - As of yet unaccepted (although I'd like to add the accenting to the name in her bio) - Bio submitted on December 24th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314795

Defiance - As of yet unaccepted as a character, though his current role is little more developed than the role of an NPC; however, some RPers wanted statistics and lore for him considering I occasionally RP him as independent of Morturion - Bio submitted on February 12th, 2013

https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314807

Characters of Sweeney Todd - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 18th March 2014

Kenshiro - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, November 25th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314762

Sweeney Todd - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on January 29th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314799

Geralt of Rivia - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on February 7th, 2013

https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314805

Character of Mello - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 19th March 2014

Alastor Spyros - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, September 2nd, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314763

Characters of the hidden one - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Igor Vladstock - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, July 25th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314764

Alan Quickfinger (or Alan Quickfingers? The bio lists these two different, and contradictory, names) - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on February 6th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314804

Character of Anilar - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 17th December 2013

Carina - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 1, November 20th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314765


Characters of Bounce - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Elanor Rosenberg - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 23rd, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314766

Reyk van Hellstorm - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on February 1st, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314801

Characters of Get of W'soran - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Nekhlior the Unfading Scholar - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, July 21st, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314767

Captain Dieter Schwartz - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 23rd, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314773

Karl von Carstein - Alive, and despite being listed as a non-player character, it has been said that he might return to being a fully active character again later in the RP - Last posted for in Chapter 4, February 7th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314789

Masked Assassin - Satsu - Alive - Bio submitted on July 14th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-new.26154/#post-391903

Characters of Sanai - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Nithek Deathclaw - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 3, January 2nd, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314768

Rafen Cleiss, Master Weaponsmith - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on November 3rd, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314787

Note: part of the reason for Sanai's IC inactivity is that incorporating Nithek Deathclaw into the council is proving, lore-wise, to be a somewhat difficult matter. Therefore, he is waiting for the opportunity - which may come with the events of the upcoming reboot - to introduce Nithek or Rafen Cleiss to the council and start posting IC again.

Character of Lynks - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

The Verdant Heart - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 1, November 22nd, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314769

Note: Lynks has been inactive IC in the TVC II to similar reasons to Sanai's, hopefully these issues will be cleared up in the reboot. Perhaps some IC justification could be devised and then written down in the first few IC posts of the rebooted TVC II RP to allow these characters to easily integrate with (and join) the council.

Characters of Dark_Wolfen - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 22nd July 2014

Korric - unaccepted, and deleted. The bio for this character was submitted on December 2nd, 2012.
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314770

Nimrais Nahmir - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 28th, 2013 (besides being posted for in a main chapter, Nimrais was last posted for in the supplemental 'Chapter 0: Flashbacks of Nimrais Nahmir' on September 29th, 2013)
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314777

Gurzbag - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on November 16th, 2012.
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314791

Character of The Raven Lord - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 19th March 2014

Peter - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 3, January 18th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314771

Character of Chaos_Born - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 16th March 2013

Mikaeus the Outcast - Alive - although this character was accepted, Chaos_Born has not had this character participate in IC yet. Also, DoN told him he could up his magical power. The forum does not show (to me, at least) if he did this after that post by DoN (though his following OOC post implies that this was the case) but if he did edit this bio, DoN did not comment on the change. Therefore, it can be safely assumed that his stats - and, indeed, the bio as a whole - are acceptable for the TVC II.
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314772

Character of Zanos - currently participating in (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 12th May 2014

Alexander von Carstein - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 2, December 16th, 2012

https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314775

Characters of Ghouly - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Graveclaw - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, November 23rd, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314776

Sylvie - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, September 20th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314784

Note: Ghouly suggested changing Graveclaw's basic statistics recently in the OOC thread.

Characters of Simon von Carstein - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Simon von Carstein - Last posted for in Chapter 4, April 20th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314778

Colonel Markus Canaris
- Last posted for in Chapter 4, April 20th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314783

Character of Narenzade - currently participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

The Rose Knight, Naren Rosenberg- Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 1, November 12th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314779


Character of Kavok - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Kavok - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 24th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314780

Character of The Archivist - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Professor Ferigeld Austimov - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 24th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314781

Characters of Harland - currently participating (and active) in the RP

Last online: 25th July 2014

Roland Kobura - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 18th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/#post-314782

Alfred - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on November 17th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314793

Character of Questioner - not participating (or active) in the RP
Last online: 16th November 2013

Makthuren - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on October 23rd, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314785

Characters of Mr Nightwere - currently participating (but not active) in the RP

Last online: 23rd May 2014

Jason Nightwere - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 2, December 3rd, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314786

Harandir, valarion, Vaskatchi - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on November 26th, 2012
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314794

Character of The Sanguine Prince - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 24th July 2014

Esmeralda Du'Soleil - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, September 24th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314788

Character of Lord_Mortis - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 24th July 2014

Ezra Helkof, the Bloodied Silence - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 24th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314790

Characters of Count Krieger von Blutstein - left the RP
Last online: 29th May 2014
Aidan and Alroy - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 5, March 4th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314796

Katarina Beriya, Bride of Aidan - this NPC is as of yet unapproved -- their bio was submitted to deal with the matter of the NPC's basic statistics. Bio submitted on February 1st, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314800

Maria Abandonata, Bride of Alroy - this NPC is as of yet unapproved -- their bio was submitted to deal with the matter of the NPC's basic statistics. Bio submitted on February 3rd, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314802

Reason for leaving the RP:
It looks like the Fanged Jesters will be vanishing into legend once again. I have recently jumped into a whirlpool of responsibility and my mind has little space for more distractions, however fun they may be. Feel free to assume that the Twins do something weird and vanish inexplicably whenever you feel it is convenient.

I will be online very occasionally, but I cannot participate in any RP efforts, as my daily life will be too hectic to adequately play anyone.
Character of Count michael - currently participating (and active) in the RP
Last online: 18th July 2014

Mikhail Bjornson - Alive - Last posted for in Chapter 4, July 18th, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314798

Character of Shareya - not participating (or active) in the RP
Last online: 30th June 2014

Rynea Nightchill - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on February 8th, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-2#post-314806

Character of spineyrequiem - not participating (or active) in the RP
Last online: 24th July 2014

Lady Konstanze Nightchill - As of yet unaccepted - Bio submitted on 26th May, 2013
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-3#post-314808

Character of Ordo Cruentus - participating (but not active) in the RP
Last online: 25th July 2014

Rosa El-Hashem - Alive - Bio submitted on 13th July, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-3#post-314809

Note: while Ordo is technically inactive in the RP, this is because Rosa cannot join the action until Chapter 6.

Character of Count Vashra - participating (but not active in the RP)
Last online: 25th July 2014

Niklaus - Alive - Bio submitted on 15th July, 2014
https://www.vampirecounts.net/threads/signup-thread-locked.19585/page-3#post-314810

Note: while Vashra is technically inactive in the RP, this is because Niklaus cannot join the action until Chapter 6.

Overall Statistics

A total of 32 players have submitted bios for the TVC II.

27 players have input content into IC threads in the TVC II.

1 player - Count Krieger von Blutstein - has officially left the TVC II.

8 (10 including Count Vashra and Ordo Cruentus, though these RPers are only inactive because they cannot post until chapter 6) players who have accepted characters are inactive in the TVC II - they have not posted since chapter 4 was opened.

11 8 players who have submitted bios for the TVC II (not counting Count Krieger) are, overall, inactive on CN.

5 players (not including Count Krieger) are both inactive on CN and on the TVC II. These are the RPers most likely to not return without being sent an e-mail reminder by DoN.

On the bright side, we still have 12 16 (18 including Count Vashra and Ordo Cruentus, though their characters do not join the action until chapter 6) players who are active on CN and in the TVC II.

Note that the figures describing the activity in a certain area of the TVC II playerbase at the time of this being originally posted are written in bold grey, and that the statistics at the time of the most recent edit of this post for these areas are written in bold green text immediately to the right of their grey counterparts. Should only a bold grey statistic be present, that figure has not changed (by the time of the latest edit of this post) since the time in which the original post was submitted.
 

Count Vashra

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@Count Vashra

That sounds good. However this isn't until the next Chapter (I think DoN said that it would be the end of August or sooner depending on posting frequency) which will all take place in Drakenhof.

Edit: Oops not completely correct, the quote is below
Oh, that's alright. got lots of real life things to do as well, so probably good timing.
 
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Yikes. That is a lot of work that went into compiling that. I'll do another part of my flashback story soon, but my page with the basic outline of what was going to happen is missing, so I have to try to remember what the next part is. I think it involves monkey druid ninjas
 

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I didn't say anything about changing Graveclaw's states I was going to change Graveclaw into a NPC and leave him in the wastes to stalk the horde around.
 

Kavok

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So... Sorry if this makes some of the new GM's uncomfortable with their new shift in position, but I feel I should ask before acting... Is it alright if Kavok tries to help out with either of the attackers mentioned in Get's posts? I ask because you might have something planned that would have problems created by Kavok butting his way in... I am normally the one in my tabletop RPG gaming group that GM/DMs things, so I know that sometimes you have things planned out to be amazing... Though for the same reasons, I also know that the most enjoyable parts do tend to come from the players throwing curve balls and then still being able to either fit that into the previous plan, or being able to make a whole new plan from those little choices that the players didn't even really think about being that important.

So... especially with these chapters having a preset goal, I can understand having a more railroaded plot. I honestly have no problem with it because that is what this chapter is supposed to be more of to get us back on track after the long hiatus. So... basically I just feel odd not asking this before posting something about Kavok likely trying to come in to take a swing at one of the attackers (though even if I did post I would probably leave it like I would leave fighting against another player character... with the attack being launched, and then letting the other person decide how they want to react...)

Though honestly its fine if you do have something planned for these fights... I could have Kavok do something else... like try to figure out how to secure his warhorse...
 

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Faust has scored a single kill by pulling an Indiana Jones. I only just realised he's the only one with a pistol too...
 

Get of W'soran

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So... Sorry if this makes some of the new GM's uncomfortable with their new shift in position, but I feel I should ask before acting... Is it alright if Kavok tries to help out with either of the attackers mentioned in Get's posts? I ask because you might have something planned that would have problems created by Kavok butting his way in... I am normally the one in my tabletop RPG gaming group that GM/DMs things, so I know that sometimes you have things planned out to be amazing... Though for the same reasons, I also know that the most enjoyable parts do tend to come from the players throwing curve balls and then still being able to either fit that into the previous plan, or being able to make a whole new plan from those little choices that the players didn't even really think about being that important.

So... especially with these chapters having a preset goal, I can understand having a more railroaded plot. I honestly have no problem with it because that is what this chapter is supposed to be more of to get us back on track after the long hiatus. So... basically I just feel odd not asking this before posting something about Kavok likely trying to come in to take a swing at one of the attackers (though even if I did post I would probably leave it like I would leave fighting against another player character... with the attack being launched, and then letting the other person decide how they want to react...)

Though honestly its fine if you do have something planned for these fights... I could have Kavok do something else... like try to figure out how to secure his warhorse...
There is a plan around those three posts, however I'm alright with players jumping in (so long as they're willing to take a bit of a beating ;) ) but for now the fight is on hold until Anya's next post simply because I don't think the rest of the fight should progress without her reaction to the attack.

After that however I'm open to outside influences on the battle :)
 

Kavok

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Alright, and I'm now glad I did ask before just posting. I was getting some sort of plot forwarding vibe from the happenings surrounding those characters... Hmm... Maybe I'm just getting better at guessing how the plot of other people's works are going... Meh, what ever. I shall now wait, and watch as the masterpiece unfolds.

In the mean time... Maybe I should refresh myself on vampire count lore... Its been a while since I've looked at it (should probably also brush up on my britonnian stuff as well given my character...). Reason being is I kinda get the feeling that Kavok will probably be joining the ranks of the undead at some point during this grand campaign. The question still remains as to how it ends up happening, and who is the one who sires (did I spell that right... it is always looks weird to me when its words like that...) him. After a quick look back at the lore I am remembering some of my favorite characters (and groups...)... so... As much as I would love to say it would be awesome to have Kavok sired by Abhorash himself... I get the feeling that is not in the realm of possibilities (though that may just be because of where I've RPed in the past... involving yourself with any even minor lore characters was basically forbidden...).

So, ignoring that... maybe having Kavok become a blood knight could be cool. The original blood knights (from the excerpt I'm reading about them now in the army book) seemed like some of the better vampires (like... it appears that even though there was a rather large order of them, they weren't instantly found out for being undead monsters from the surrounding Empire/Britannia, which leads me to believe they probably had something similar going on to how the Carstein have working in this version of the setting (though probably with a little less religious emphasis on things...). Though this idea doesn't really have any complete solution to the who question... Just more of an idea for the general area to look I guess. Maybe Walach? But that would again be a lore character... (and I'm actually not even sure what generation he would be... I'm thinking he might be a second generation considering it says he was trained by Abhorash)

Hmm... Any ideas/suggestions? I'll probably be spending a bit of time refreshing myself on vampire/britonnian lore in the mean time.

Edit: also, I do realize that stuff could just happen unplanned that would completely ruin anything I might try and plan out now, and I'm fine with that. Just want to try and find a general direction to be headed in at this time for my character (not that he would really know it...).
 

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@Lord_Mortis Feel free to incorporate the assassins that Nikolaus sent to kill Ezra into your next post (unless you want someone else to RP them, that is). I only had him send them because your character is quite far ahead (compared to the rest of the council) and there were no immediate enemies for her to fight (it didn't make sense that a frontrunner of the council would be left alone by the assassins).

@Kavok Getting involved in that combat situation is fine, but if your character is looking for challenging fights in particular, feel free to have Kavok approach Nikolaus (though more than one character would probably be needed to take him down. He's quite a powerful shadow mage).

Being sired by characters from the lore could be arranged, within reason, if you incorporated it into your subplot for Kavok. Abhorash seems a little unlikely, but sound lore reasons (up to you to think of them, unless you're looking for specific advice on what they might be xD ) could justify this. Walach is 2nd generation, Abhorash's get. If you wanted to steer clear of major lore characters (though these have been RPed in the previous and the current TVC, so don't feel that you have to shy away from them) but not have Kavok's sire be a character in the RP/a mysterious figure, then you could always go with one of the less detailed lore characters. E.g. one of Abhorash's children is Varison the Blade. There is barely any lore about him, excepting the fact that he is one of Abhorash's most well-known disciples (Abhorash sent out his disciples to cure their thirsts for blood after he drank dragon blood) and that his chosen weapon is the dreadlance.

@Bounce Sorry if I made it unclear in my last IC post, but Nikolaus has not dispelled the flaming barrier. I've edited it to make it more clear now. He is trying to dispel the flaming barrier (perhaps Elanor would feel this attempt to quash her magic) and has conjured up a set of shadowy steps to allow enemy troops to get over it in the meantime.

@Everyone This means that your character(s) should probably notice the pressure and density of enemy troops dramatically increasing. Even if your character is far ahead of the rest, and out of the reach of the assassins, they would still notice a visible difference in the closeness of the assassins and wights to the council (i.e. a lot more of them are now a lot closer to the council than they were before, because they are able to circumvent Elanor's flaming wall.
 

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@Kavok

Also, if the idea ever appeals to you, you could always approach another player about their character siring Kavok and make it a joint sub-plot.

Of course if a lore character is what you fancy then perhaps Walach or the Duke would be good choices, both of whom were present during the first TVC and joined the Council at the later stages of the roleplay.
 

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Hmm... The Red Duke (that is the duke your referring to, right?) isn't one I had considered before... Likely because, while I do vaguely remember some stuff about him, I don't actually remember a whole ton... Like I'm not sure what his personality is (though... I am wanting to say he was literally a blood-thirsty monster... like went out to find battle-fields for the blood-baths... Though I could be wrong). Anyone read his book? I might have to check it out... From the little bits that I've managed to see of it, it should be right up my ally being both basically a britonnian and vampire book.

And now that I know lore characters aren't strictly off-limits if I have an acceptable reason behind it... I guess that deserves some looking into. For a player character doing to deed... honestly I have considered that quite a bit... While realizing that stuff could come up later that would make it likely that another player's vampire could do the deed, if I'm going to plan for it I feel I should plan for someone from the blood dragon bloodline. Just what I see as fitting Kavok the best. Only problem is, unless I'm mistaken, there are only two active blood dragon characters (a third now because of a new character I think? Hmm... I'll have to consider that one...), Dieter and Kraskor being the ones who come to mind. Kraskor already has a get (in a way) and I'm not sure how I'd feel asking to have Kavok added on to that. Not sure, it just feels odd to me... And Dieter... I don't know... I don't think Dieter or Kavok really dislike one another (like, I think they have interacted more then Kavok with Kraskor... I think, could be majorly forgetting something... and Kavok still seems to have blood running through his veins, so he can't be that bad in Dieter's opinion :tongue: ). But for some reason I seem to recall there being some thing said that made it very unlikely that Dieter would be doing that deed. Gah, its been so long... But that is kinda why I haven't really decided to try and talk with people about planning this sort of thing.

Walach still seems like he could work fairly well, I still know very little about his personality. As far as I can tell he doesn't have a history of terrorizing britonnian people (so that would be a plus in Kavok's eyes... as compared to the Duke), but as it seems he has a more firmly established personality from past RPs, anyone mind trying to fill me in?

And for Abhorash (sorry... this one I really should just cross him off the list and be done with it...), I personally find it sad that even when I had basically stopped considering him as a real option I was still trying to come up with reasons that it could still happen... And thinking about it, most of the ideas that I do end up coming up with don't require the vampire in question to be Abhorash, but basically any even slightly knightly/honor bound vampire of likely the Blood Dragon line would basically do just as well (like Walach... I think he fits the bill anyways, I've yet to see/remember something that would prove otherwise). So maybe now I can convince myself to stop considering Abhorash... if only psychology worked that way.

In summery I am getting the feeling that Walach at this point is the most likely vampire that I can think of, but I will be looking into the red duke... he might be interesting...
 

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Oh dear, does this mean Roland is going to be the only human? Maybe I need a new character...
 

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Hmm... The Red Duke (that is the duke your referring to, right?) isn't one I had considered before... Likely because, while I do vaguely remember some stuff about him, I don't actually remember a whole ton... Like I'm not sure what his personality is (though... I am wanting to say he was literally a blood-thirsty monster... like went out to find battle-fields for the blood-baths... Though I could be wrong). Anyone read his book? I might have to check it out... From the little bits that I've managed to see of it, it should be right up my ally being both basically a britonnian and vampire book.
In his book he was indeed quite blood-thirsty but the TVC incarnation of him was quite honourable from what I remember.

And now that I know lore characters aren't strictly off-limits if I have an acceptable reason behind it... I guess that deserves some looking into. For a player character doing to deed... honestly I have considered that quite a bit... While realizing that stuff could come up later that would make it likely that another player's vampire could do the deed, if I'm going to plan for it I feel I should plan for someone from the blood dragon bloodline. Just what I see as fitting Kavok the best. Only problem is, unless I'm mistaken, there are only two active blood dragon characters (a third now because of a new character I think? Hmm... I'll have to consider that one...), Dieter and Kraskor being the ones who come to mind. Kraskor already has a get (in a way) and I'm not sure how I'd feel asking to have Kavok added on to that. Not sure, it just feels odd to me... And Dieter... I don't know... I don't think Dieter or Kavok really dislike one another (like, I think they have interacted more then Kavok with Kraskor... I think, could be majorly forgetting something... and Kavok still seems to have blood running through his veins, so he can't be that bad in Dieter's opinion :tongue: ). But for some reason I seem to recall there being some thing said that made it very unlikely that Dieter would be doing that deed. Gah, its been so long... But that is kinda why I haven't really decided to try and talk with people about planning this sort of thing.
Dieter hates knights, that would be the real problem there ;)

There's also Shah, Mal's character.

Walach still seems like he could work fairly well, I still know very little about his personality. As far as I can tell he doesn't have a history of terrorizing britonnian people (so that would be a plus in Kavok's eyes... as compared to the Duke), but as it seems he has a more firmly established personality from past RPs, anyone mind trying to fill me in?
Walach is probably one of the oldest (if not THE oldest) lore Blood Dragon after Abhorash, he seems to have been sired when the vamps were all back in Lahmia and was one of the few vampires (4 or 5) that followed Abhorash after the city's fall.

He seems reasonably honourable but he's still a vampire, the Order of Blood Dragon's aren't nice people ;) But they do have their own code of conduct they abide by. Walach was the Grandmaster of the Order of Blood Dragons though which is where all the Blood Knights come from after defeating the Order when they were mere humans and then siring those he felt were worthy.

And for Abhorash (sorry... this one I really should just cross him off the list and be done with it...), I personally find it sad that even when I had basically stopped considering him as a real option I was still trying to come up with reasons that it could still happen... And thinking about it, most of the ideas that I do end up coming up with don't require the vampire in question to be Abhorash, but basically any even slightly knightly/honor bound vampire of likely the Blood Dragon line would basically do just as well (like Walach... I think he fits the bill anyways, I've yet to see/remember something that would prove otherwise). So maybe now I can convince myself to stop considering Abhorash... if only psychology worked that way.

In summery I am getting the feeling that Walach at this point is the most likely vampire that I can think of, but I will be looking into the red duke... he might be interesting...
It's unlikely Abhorash would sire anyone in modern time, I don't think he's up for the company (When he sired the Duke in the novel he basically just abandoned the guy right after turning him which is abit sucky).

Also finding Abhorash is a big issue.
 

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@Kavok The Red Duke might not be a suitable choice...he died in the first TVC. :tongue: Walach should be fine though. Maybe if/when the council find Abhorash, the first one to spot him could be Abhorash. Admiring the human's bravery at not fleeing/skill - he spotted him first, after all - he chooses to sire Kavok.

@Harland Mikhail is a skin wolf, but technically still a mortal (as is Morty), and I believe some of us do intend to introduce more human characters later on in the RP (e.g. on my part, Zoe).
 

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@Kavok The Red Duke might not be a suitable choice...he died in the first TVC. :tongue: Walach should be fine though. Maybe if/when the council find Abhorash, the first one to spot him could be Abhorash. Admiring the human's bravery at not fleeing/skill - he spotted him first, after all - he chooses to sire Kavok.


WOOO My memory sucks, when and how? xD Nagash? Bad tempered Vekky because the Duke was touching his gurl?
 

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WOOO My memory sucks, when and how? xD Nagash? Bad tempered Vekky because the Duke was touching his gurl?
The latter. Vekky was having a duel with the Duke, and it was a close fight, but between one bout and the next Vekarin shot the Duke with magic. So much for blood dragon honour...then again, it is Vekarin we're talking about. :tongue:
 
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Hello everybody! I haven't read anything since the restart yet, but I'll try to do some catching up.
After the long hiatus I haven't checked back so often anymore and I'm away for a lot of times. But I'll try to do some catching up in the next few days, reading this thread and all the other new posts.

Expect more of me soon!
 
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