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RP Planning: Shadow's Ascent


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RP Planning: Shadow's Ascent

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General Information

This is a closed RP for the following individuals:
Horizon Seeker - Endaros Ilmori
Thorfinn - Thorfinn Thorfinnsson
Grimhild Urdenheimr - Grimhild Urdenheimr
Manarax - Manarax Agillius
quib - Quib
Grape Drank - Roac Bellecot
Gregory - Gregory Deucale

Currently all spots for this RP has been taken, don't worry though as there are plenty of RPs around and opportunities to join this one may be in the future.

The RP has started! Check it out here:
http://www.tesof.com/topic-shadow-s-ascent-closed-rp



Rules and Guidelines

1.) No taking control of other poster's character. Some exceptions may apply to certain NPCs.
2.) This RP will move at a steady pace, however not too fast. Don't feel pressured to post all the time!
3.) No killing of the main antagonists unless I state otherwise. (Probably through a PM)
4.) I'll control the occurance of most major events as to keep the story on track and smooth.
5.) If you need to take a break from the RP, let me know and we'll create a simple IC reason for your absence.
6.) Mind the actions of your characters! There may be IC consequences.



The Antagonists

Name: Felres Sul
Race: Dunmer
Appearance: An elderly dunmer dressed in long ornate crimson robes. His angular face is solemn, with a well-kept white beard befitting that of a wizened sorcerer.
Background: Felres Sul is a sorcerer of deadly capabilities. Once a priest of the Tribunal Temple, he left its services decades ago. It was later discovered that he was a daedra worshipper and had performed dark rituals in the name of Molag Bal; though he vanished before Ordinators could apprehend him. He was not seen again until the arcane explosion erupted in the Imperial City; since then he has been sighted across Tamriel in search of dark knowledge. He single handidly was able to breach the vaults of Necrom in a terrifying display of destructive magics.

Name: "The Masked One", Horif Shield-Cleaver
Race: Nord (Undead)
Appearance: A massive warrior clad head to toe in adamantium, not a single physical feature of his can be seen beneath the armor plating, though he maintains an intimidating presence. He wields an adamantium battle-axe at all times that resembles closely to a halberd.
Background: It was only recently did this towering behemoth appear on the face of Tamriel. Clad in a full suit of adamantium armor and wielding a fearsome battleaxe-- he has slain many guards and would-be-heroes who have attempted to stop Felres. He never speaks, he never flinches, he only kills in service of his master. No one thus far has seen this brutal warrior's face as it is hidden by a mysterious helm.

During the battle of Jorvenhal, it was revealed that the Masked One was the fallen Nordic hero, Horif Shield-Cleaver, who was risen to serve Felres Sul through some insidious means.

Later it was discovered that it was the Necromancer who raised the Masked One with the help of the mysterious and etheral Ideal Masters.

Name: Valluk
Race: Dunmer
Apperance: A wicked dark elf clad in a combination of bonemold and netch leather armor. He primarily wields a sleek long bow possibly daedric in origin, though also has several daggers across his chest.
Background: Once a member of the Morag Tong, he went rogue for reasons unknown; killing a branch of his fellow assassins. In combat he has deadly precision and cunning guile; managing to slay a High Ordinator who was in pursuit of Felres with a well placed arrow through the Indoril helm's eye socket. It isn't quite clear why he is now in the service of the sorceror; it could be the promises of vast wealth or great power, or perhaps something else entirely.

Name: Umerandil, "The Necromancer"
Race: Altmer
Appearance: A haughty high elf dressed in embroidered black robes bearing a skeletal visage, the symbol of his Order.
Background: With a staff bearing the symbol of a worm, this shadowy figure has been traveling throughout Skyrim; raising the dead where ever he goes. It is unknown what sort of relationship he has with Felres Sul.

After the capture of his apprentice, Bendu Ratso, the Necromancer was revealed to be a powerful and ambitious member of the Order of the Black Worm named Umerandil, who aspires to take Mannimarco's place by entering into a deal with Felres Sul and the Ideal Masters. At his command is an army of over three hundred draugr within the northern mountains of Skyrim.

It is learned later that Umerandil must channel the power of his Staff of the Black Worm in order to control and maintain his army.



The Story so far....

After Endaros was defeated alongside a river in Skyrim, he was rescued by the village of Farstead. There he encountered others to join him on his journey: Thorfinn a nord mercenary, Grimhild an old friend, and Manarax the bounty hunter. Together they set off in pursuit of the sorceror and his men.

In an effort to close the gap, the group traveled through a misty marsh where they were set upon by undead ghouls risen by a mysterious necromancer. After finding refuge with a local witch, they were offered aid in transversing the swamp and battled against three wraiths of an ancient warlord. Once they were free of the mist, Grimhild bade farewell as he had another important matter to attend to.

In the woodlands the three remaining found a spirited Argonian and would-be adventurer named Quib who joined them on their journey west. After encountering the ruins of a bandit encampment left by Felres Sul, they met a peculiar band of mercenaries led by a redguard named Amar, heading north to investigate a Necromancer in the mountains.

Soon the four found themselves in the village of Horifstead, where they found clues on their quarry's intentions. Later that night, the local mead hall was attacked by the Masked One as a distraction while Felres Sul and Valluk stole a certain map from the village. Although the party stood against them, they were unsuccessful in stopping them and Felres Sul and his accomplices escaped, heading north to Winterhold.

With an opportunity to reach Winterhold before them; Endaros, Thorfinn, Manarax, and Quib entered an ancient passage in the mountains in hopes that it would be a shortcut. Inside however they were set upon by the Falmer of the depths, and lost Quib somewhere in the caves during an ambush. Faced with an overwhelming number of foes, the remaining group members fought desperately to find a way out and while doing so, came across an imprisoned Redguard and huntsman name Roac whom they freed. Together they managed to escape the Falmer but ended up in the lair of the fearsome Udyrfrykte. After an intense battle the ceiling collapsed on the beast, and the party was able to reach the surface.

From there the party took refuge from a snowstorm in an abandoned fort called Fort Ebongard in the mountains, before continuing their journey the next day. While on the road they encountered and defeated a band of draugr who had just ransacked a caravan, the only survivor being a child named Runa.

With Runa's help they were allowed to enter Winterhold, but were not granted access into its College. By chance however they came across the apprentice of the necromancer who had been raising the dead all along their journey, and were able to subdue and interrogate him attaining both an Propylon Index stone that Sul desires and a dwemer rod that is used to track it. Unfortunately the act resulted in a banishment from the city by the guards, with Roac vanishing as they were escorted out.

Outside of Winterhold they once again crossed paths with Amar's mercenaries, and also were offered assistance from a mysterious mage, Cedren Merchad who invites them to the safety of the College using a secret passage. Joined by the noble breton, Gregory Deucale, the party follows Cedren into a trap and are beset upon by both illusions and skeletons alike.

Cedren is defeated, and soon Amar's mercenaries join the battle to finish off the skeleton hoarde. After divulging a key weakness in Umerandil, Cedren is silenced by a bonemold arrow from afar, shot by the assassin, Valluk.

Now in the safety of the mercenary camp, the party discusses their next step to defeat the sorcerer, Felres Sul, the necromancer, Umerandil, and the army at their command.
This post was last modified: March 9th 2014 10:53 PM by Horizon Seeker


Character Profiles:
Endaros Ilmori - Buoyant Armiger
Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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Hey, I have a powerful urge to RP and a couple of characters (including an Armiger) who would be perfect for this kind of mission. Maybe this will get some more interest and we can set this up!




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We can certainly get this going sometime in the future! Right now I believe the RP board is a bit mellow, or people are focusing on a current one. But we'll see if anyone else wants to hop aboard for this! I'm thinking 4 people would be ideal for this particular RP.

I'll also start fleshing out some of the antagonists and add a prologue if this gains additional support.
This post was last modified: February 5th 2013 04:50 PM by Horizon Seeker


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Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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Count me in, in the main RP room, I assume?

One of the precious few occasions Grimhild might take leave of Ekara. Or maybe I have that backward. I'll put some thought into it. :)


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Yep, I would start it up in the main RP room!

I need to figure out when I would start it. I'd like to add another entry or two in the library first and play a bit more through the Dragonborn DLC. I'd figure if I do get this rolling, I'd start the actual RP thread within 2 weeks. Over the next two days I'll expand more on the actual context behind this RP.

I like both of your writing styles from what I've seen, so I'm sure this RP would flow pretty well! It would be cool to have another armiger and a stalwart nord (or once-aspiring armiger) to come along! Keep in mind that this happens approximately 5 years before TESO begins. We can change that of course if one of you wishes it so.
This post was last modified: February 5th 2013 11:27 PM by Horizon Seeker


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Endaros Ilmori - Buoyant Armiger
Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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I was thinking of bringing my own Nord, since he's to be my main, but he would be 15 at the time. If possible advancing it a couple of years would help enormously.




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Let's see, you would like it to be three or fours years later then? Which would you prefer?

I can do that, would just have to make some minor changes to the plot; but I'll re-edit the original post soon.


Character Profiles:
Endaros Ilmori - Buoyant Armiger
Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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Two to three is all I need, gives him some time to fully mature physically and pick up some real combat experience. And grow a beard. Theres no way I'm Rping a cleanshaven Nord. The very thought is anathema.




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(February 6th 2013 11:16 AM)Thorfinn Wrote:  Two to three is all I need, gives him some time to fully mature physically and pick up some real combat experience. And grow a beard. Theres no way I'm Rping a cleanshaven Nord. The very thought is anathema.

Three years it shall be to let Thorfinn grow out a beard then!

Were you planning on RPing multiple characters simultaneously in this?


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Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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Nope, just Thorfinn.




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Alrighty! I was just asking since sometimes pacing needs to be adjusted for many characters. So I'll keep that in mind and will get the edits done later tonight.


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Endaros Ilmori - Buoyant Armiger
Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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I think I would be interested, when were you planning on starting it?
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Tentatively perhaps next Tuesday. I'd like to set up a more detailed backstory and give some background to the villians first.

Glad to see this peaked your interest! Seems we have enough to begin the RP, just give me a bit of time.


Character Profiles:
Endaros Ilmori - Buoyant Armiger
Sunrio - Aldmeri Justiciar

Taren Jucanis - Imperial Deserter (Used for The Black Shroud RP)
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Looks like Endaros has found three very large, heavily armed Nord Warriors to accompany him. Good call in my opinion!

Here's a link to my character: Thorfinn Thorfinnsson
This post was last modified: February 7th 2013 12:02 PM by Thorfinn




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I'm in!

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