Mikka Posted April 3, 2011 Report Share Posted April 3, 2011 The first character I made, back when the game literally first came out (certainly before the first DLC, and quite possibly before anything but the second patch), was the lovely Kayla Shalstorm, based on a bard I once played in a D&D game. She didn't have much of a personality, being simply a vessel for exploring the game- and indeed, a fine vessel she was (back when Glory piled up, she was remarkable for her nine person clique that never broke up). Now that so much DLC and so many changes have come out, though, I wanted to try playing her again- if a bit differently. Roleplaying, this time. I made two rules for myself: first, Kayla- now known as Kayley Halloran (sadly, I couldn't get a proper Storm last name, though the sea connection works)- has to correspond each week, creating the letters that I’ll be writing. Second, she gets one reload a week (they don’t carry over- if I don’t use it by the last day of the week, it’s gone). I know, I know- reloads are evil! But when it comes down to it, I don’t use any guides or mod-tools and I'm staying away from the wiki this time, so these reloads are somewhat necessary when I go ‘hm, fifty purple adventures, what skills should I raise to do them?’ or even 'Wait, I want to do my cliquemate's adventure, which of these twenty-five adventures belongs to her?' This will likely be a quick thread that will fill up with posts pretty quickly, as I play quickly (heck, this could be over in three days, knowing me…). Because of that, I’m going to try and put two letters a post to cut down slightly on the amount of spam (save for this), and I also intend on hiding the very long letters behind spoiler blocks so you can find what you're looking for easier if you are reading this. Anyway, I really like comments, so feel free to respond or make little notes (and critique!- I humbly ask for it, and you don't even have to give a good comment-critique-generic good comment like they tell you to in schools: it can be all pointers, it's fine! ). As for Kayley? A Godina Student, taking the required courses of Athletics, Incantation, and Music, as well as Calligraphy, Glamour, and Rhetoric (because needing three prime abilities wasn't enough when you could need four!). She starts out with Fitness 2, Finesse 3, Charm 4, Strength 1, Intelligence 1 (…not that bright, this girl), Insight 3, and Luck 2; that’s Stress and Vitalty maximums of 4 (however, her vitality started off as 22, which... I have no idea how it happened, so I'll rest it off), Encumbrance max 2 (her Lyre already using one point), and Concealment max 6. Her only real skills of note are Incantation Spells 2, Lyre 2, Theory of Negation 2, though she has the Eyes in the Back of her Head danger-sense bonus. Her familiar is a cat named Suaird, and her background picks were pretty usual- ability boosting, bad luck and bitter rival, and then Vihuela school. Now, the first letter. Juvenalia Athonos 01, 1657 Dearest father, I’m so, so, so overwhelmed! I’m trying to write carefully, because I know you say my handwriting is so difficult to read, but there’s so much to say and I tell have much time at all! I just got back from a walk from with Oan but then I got lost on the way back to the dorm and I really think the Godiva tower (which looks more like a fortress then a tower to me, but I guess it’s just the terminology) is the furthest away which doesn’t seem very fair and then us girls had to decide how we were going to do the room assignments because Professor Massioti thought that we should decide amongst ourselves as he was here to coach us rather then make decisions for us which I think is really cool because he thinks we’re really mature, which we are, but it took us a while and then there was the whole jumping contest and the long letter and- Well, maybe I should start from the beginning! As I forgot to tell you about this huge jerk I met. He’s from Morvidus, which I’m pretty sure is the collage of jerks who get the campus right next to the Great Gate. He kept looking at Suaird like there was something wrong, but when I asked him what he thought he was doing, he told me I shouldn’t have Suaird around, so I told him how Suarid got his name protecting me, and he just got more and more angry and weirder. Also, he ate my lunch, then had the nerve to throw it up and talk about how awful it was and how he was so traumatized and it was so weird. I'm the better person, though. I've already forgotten his name; I'm sure it was dumb. I hope I never see him again. (I only underlined 'weird' once, so see, I’m getting better! And I haven’t even had my first Calligraphy class yet!) I chose Godiva as my collage, as I thought I would. The robes are light green, with a bit of blue and yellow, but as long as I keep my hair up, I don’t think it looks too badh. Silke- she’s one of my roommates, she’s really mature and pretty- says the robes bring out my eyes. She has the neatest jewelry, and her dad lets her wear dangly earrings rather then just studs. She said she’d let me borrow them sometime. Of course, I would never do it without permission, but you know, I’m a real wizard now. I even know a spell! I… can’t cast it yet, but it’s really great, don’t you think? Really great wizards should look really elegant, I think. Oh, my other roommate is really cool, too! Her name is Katja, and she plays the violin- tucks it under her chin, bows and knows. I wonder if the lyre and violin would sound nice together? We’re supposed to have four to a room, but because there’s only six of us in the first year at Godivia, we decided to do three to a room each. The rooms are right next to each other, so we can hang out whenever we want- er, except when we’re supposed to be asleep and stuff. The first year boys are down a few floors, I think- I don’t really remember. I just know it’s a long walk from the Grand Gate to the Campus Godivia, and then a long walk through the campus to my room. Which is actually pretty boring, roommates aside, though I did get the bed right next to the window. I guess the long walk is for Athletics practice. That’s what Professor Massioti teaches. He’s the collage head, too! And these letters are sort of like Calligraphy practice… my hand is cramping up. I hope they teach us a spell to write letters magicly. That’s the second spell I want to learn! Did I tell you that I know how to cast a spell? It’s hard to read what I wrote earlier... I hope you can read this! I don’t want to have to write it again. I mean, I can’t cast it, but I know how to cast it. Spells are two parts, you know. The spell, and the phemes. You need the phemes to cast a spell! I already knew that, but the letter from Gera mentioned it a bit, too. Gera left a long letter: apparently, she had this room last year. It was really helpful but really long. Sort of like this one… …at least, I think Gera is a she. They wouldn’t put girls in a room that guys once stayed in, right? That would be so, so, so icky! After that, I met Oan. She’s a third year, but she's still going to be my mentor for this year. She’s from Sae'on, can you believe it? Can you tell everyone back home that I actually met someone from Sae'on? She doesn’t seem, well, you know- but it’s still, well. Wow. I’m still sort of shocked. She says I can talk to her whenever and she’ll teach me all sorts of stuff, which is pretty cool. After that, we had a jumping contest. We being the students, not Oan (though she's a student too, of course). You see, when we compete with other students from other collages, the Professor’s get impressed, and then they give us stuff. I think that's how it works. Oan said she’d tell me more about that later. It was a bit confusing, but you know how I am, I like contests. I met someone from another collage, too. His name is Tabin, and he wears blue robes which means he’s from, um Dur Avi Ar Hedi?, that one collage that isn't Godina or jerk-Morvidus. I don’t think jumping around was really his thing. though. He mostly just watched. Now… now I think I’m going to figure out how to send a letter here. Who do I give it to, I wonder? And then take a nap! It’s been a super long day. And I still don’t know where the kitchens are… Give my love to mam! I’ll write my next letter to her, but you can read it, too. Oh, and you can show her this one. The future best wizard in the world, Kayley Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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