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Post by The Lord Regent on Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:02 pm

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There was a time many centuries ago when the empire was but a spark of hope in a chaotic land. It was in these days the world was named Bedlam as it bore no ruling order. In a time of unending wars - some over race, some over land, many in the name of the gods themselves - there was born a young woman. She was the daughter of a minor king of little importance aside from the ferocity with which he had defended his meager lands and the well trained if small army he left to his only child. Violeta of Palatine was the first to imagine a world united and freed from the wars and chaos, a dream that prompted Palatine’s first expansion where, through the conquest or diplomatic merger (often under threat of conquest), the kingdom Palatine would merge with its neighboring kingdoms to become a serious force in the land. Violeta would perish by the hands of an assassin, but her dream was carried on by her son and descendants, today named The Hero Kings. In time after many bloody wars and a genocide or two nearly all of Bedlam was united from the southern desert to the northern tundra and the two nests of monsters that are the great seas of the east and west. When all that was worth conquering had been claimed and the Kingdom of Palatine, became the Palatine Empire, a golden age of stagnation fell upon Bedlam. People lived as happily as could be expected, and aside from the skirmishes with the orcs of the south, the beasts from the sea, or the barbarians of the north there was peace. Unfortunately, with peace came complacency, and it does little to tamper ambition or breed contentment. As the armies of Palatine weakened, ambitions of the nobility grew ever stronger and harder to control, and the savages to the north and south grew ever more ferocious. More than that, corrupt and lazy nobility on the fringes of the empire drove many of its people to rebellion., As internal border skirmishes and noble rivalries erupt, Palatine finds itself struck with internal strife and surrounded by hordes of enemies braying for blood.




The Northlands, otherwise known as the Meinlaussverǫld by their barbarian inhabitants, are the lands north of the Bjallavegr mountain range.The people of these lands value strength and force above academic pursuits like reading and counting higher than five. They often live tribal or nomadic existences, and survive by ice fishing or hunting the great beasts of the north. Despite their disdain for academic pursuits the high station in their society is that of the shaman, rare individuals absent from most tribes with the power to commune with the natural spirits and wield the magics  of the north. They hate the Palatine who have claimed the Bjallavegr mountains which held the barbarian’s only farmlands and mines.



The desert known as the scorched highlands to the south of palatine is occupied primarily by Orcs, although strange snake like humanoids have also been sighted by Palatine explorers usually near ruins or old temples too complex to have been built by the orc warbands, who seem to be far more interested in death and pillaging for their savage god than building great works. Long ago it was deemed by a Palatine emperor that Orcs could not be integrated into a civilized society, and thus it has been deemed necessary they be eradicated completely.





Magic: Magic of any kind is quite a rarity. Most major nobles have a court wizard or sorcerer, and the church has a few high ranking members touched by the divine. It’s rare enough most commoners have never seen any magic, but that isn’t entirely due to the rarity of mages. Magic that isn’t related to the church is looked on by the common people with a good deal of suspicion, so while a good number of commoners may have come across a traveling magician, said magician would usually try to avoid using magic in public. The official stance of the palatine empire allows magicians (a blanket term for the many types of magic users) to practice their craft undisturbed so long as they do not dive into the realms of mind control or necromancy, yet this does not prevent harassment and even the occasional lynching of magicians in rural areas.
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Post by The Lord Regent on Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:05 pm

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Post by The Lord Regent on Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:09 am

Name: Castien
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: Half elf
Class: Arcane trickster
Destiny: Heretic's boon
Skills: Novice mage, Excels at Acrobatics, rather skilled at deception, Skilled in Dagger and unarmed fighting, expert knife thrower.
Flaws: Egotistical, Arrogant, crappy archer
Appearance: Tall, lean, light skin, messy brown hair, blue eyes that look deep as the sea, handsome in a wild way.
Background: The bastard son of a knight with a strong and rigid moral compass, and a farmer who did what she thought was right by any means. While his father would often visit them, and send gold to make their lives easier he never did legitimize Castien, which is not to say he wouldn’t have. Many born as farmers die as farmers; Castien didn’t want that dull life, so he left home at age sixteen. The roads are far from safe for a young man to travel alone so he signed on with a traveling band of minstrels and entertainers headed east; there he learned how to take care of himself and performance knife throwing and acrobatics to pull his weight. For a number of years he traveled with the troupe, until his magic manifested in a skirmish with bandits. The spell he accidentally cast saved his life, but the people of the troupe were wary of magic and exiled him. Castien attempted to find a wizard who would take him under their wind for a bit, with little success, though he did manage to find a spellbook, staff, and alchemical component pouch  from a deceased traveling mage he was tracking to ask about it. With that having failed and nowhere really to go except home to a lecture he absolutely refused to sit through; he looked for a mercenary group to sign on with who were always on the lookout for a wizard of any sort.
Equipment: A staff carved from the bones of a sea beasts a sort most often found in the possession of traveling hedge wizards, a well crafted dagger, Rough black and brown traveling attire with light leather armor underneath, Shabby looking spellbook, magical components pouch, knife belt.
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Post by Koyu on Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:45 am

Name: Osior
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Race: Minotaur
Class: Paladin
Destiny: Herald
Skills: Swordmanship, reading ancient texts, herbalism, hand-to-hand combat.
Flaws: Lust for battle, can't swim.
Appearance: A big muscular body covered in brown hair, head of a bull with yellow eyes, legs and tail of a bull as well.
Background: Born in the poor West Coast, to a father who is a soldier and did what he believed was right but sometimes ending in trouble due to it, to a mother who works as a priestess at the temple but in every instance her family came first. Osior was taught how to fight by his father whenever he was home and due to his mother's connection to the temple he was very religious, taking both teachings into heart he came to the conclusion that prayer was not enough to keep evil away but that one must confront it head on, fight it and slay it. But the place he lived at did not have much to offer to pursue his newfound passion, so he had to travel elsewhere, work jobs, get some armor, a sword and a shield. Then he could fight what he saw as evil...
Equipment: Heavy armor, a sword, a round shield, backpack, satchel, mortar and pestle, holy medallion, holy book.

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Post by The Lord Regent on Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:15 pm

Name: Rickard
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Battle master
Destiny: Unbreakable
Skills: Expert Swordsmanship and unarmed combat, skilled with a spear, and axe, crossbow, and hammer, Athletics, armor, fletching, metal working.
Flaws: Uncharismatic, impatient, illiterate, roughly the least subtle
Appearance: A towering athletic man with shoulder length black hair, pale skin, green eyes, and  a Brute’s face with a scar down one eye.
Background: Rickard is a native of the Bjallavegr mountains. Both of his parents were mercenaries, while his father held a strict yet merciless code of honor, his mother was just a murderous psychopath. Rickard was raised traveling in armies and brutal training in combat. In a way despite their many… shortcomings and cold relationship he still looked up to his parents, their skill and bravery, all they had seen and their adventures. It’s no surprise between his admiration and hidden bloodlust that while he is far kinder he has followed in their footsteps as a mercenary, though has gone his own way, seeking a more virtuous path defending palatine and only serving those he deems worthy.
Equipment: Longsword, Chainmail, cloak, heavy crossbow, arming sword, shield, Fletcher, and blacksmith’s tools
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Post by Cthulhu on Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:59 pm

Name: Jian
Age:23
Gender: male
Race: half-elf
Class: Monk
Destiny: Brand of the Beast
Skills: Mastery Unarmed combat, combat with the bo staff and chakram, meditation, archery, medicine, athletics, acrobatics, and cooking
Flaws: impulsive, low durability
Appearance: Slightly smaller than average at 5'6, with a toned lean build, and slightly tanned skin, he has almond shaped dark brown eyes with slim dark eyebrows, a narrow nose and small but full lips, dark hair tied up in a top knot, slightly sharp ears
Background: Born deep within the woodlands of the elves, the monk errant known as Jian was raised by quite the strange couple. An elven travelling wizard and a human hunter turned Fletcher. His mother was pragmatic and thoughtful , teaching him to look before he leaped and be cautious, and his father was passionate and idealistic, encouraging him to always help those and need and strive for excellence. Wishing to find their son the best possible teachers for these lessons they sent him at a young age to train in a nearby monastery. There he spent years among his monk brothers, learning of the ways of the fist..the staff, the chakram and the soul. Yet now, graduated as a full monk he finds himself filled with wanderlust and saying goodbye to the woodland he'd called his home for years he decided to go walk the Earth in search of a good cause for his skills. A mix of curiosity and want for adventure have brought him to the northern frontier, seeking to fight to preserve the empire from it's many enemies.
Equipment: warm Winter clothes, boiled leather bracers & greaves, metal forehead/cheek guard, well-crafted bo staff with metal on each end, serrated halo chakram, prayer beads, short bow, Fletcher's tools

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