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Doomed Expedition to Akavir


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Doomed Expedition to Akavir


Short description: I'm planning to do an RP which involves a group of adventurers travelling to Akavir with a really big ship. I don't know about the reason and motivation yet. But I do know, that the expedition will fail and all characters in this RP will die! :D


Current status: Open

I plan to limit the number of active characters to about 6-8. Of course you could also RP more than one character on this expedition (but preferably not at the same time, so you'd need to let one die before choosing the next one). All characters joining somewhere during the expedition would have been on the ship already, they would have just stayed in the background until then (this also means we can assume that introductions aren't necessary after the ship's departure).

Until the complete demise of the expedition's group, bad things will keep happening to the point of many adventurers believing our journey to be cursed. As no one of us will travel back to report about our adventures, I do plan to add some things that aren't in the Elder Scrolls lore. That could be things like an undiscovered island, rare sea creatures etc. But I don't want to overdo that and of course I'll also incorporate many things from the TES lore.

I hope this RP will become a completely unusual and fresh experience to everyone participating. And if you grow bored of it, you can just make your character commit suicide ;)

So I guess anyone interested to join, just reply in this thread :)

As you might not want to use one of your character's you have described in detail and with love (but feel free if you want to), I'll keep a list of participating adventurers and our honored (or not, so depending on the situation^^) fallen comrades in this post (my own character won't be described in detail either, I hope to give him some depth during the expedition).

Any race is allowed to join, the most likely reason being a mercenary wanting to earn risky money. We will depart from the city Tear located in southeast Morrowind some years after the war at 2E 598 Mid Year, Day 7, Morndas. There will be a huge crew of more than hundert participants: From quasi slaves (forced contractors or real slaves, but they would be called differently in an euphemistic way) that do the hard labour to provisioners, explorers, scholars from the Mage's Guild, the Captain and his squad helping him (and many more...). Last but not least the rich and powerful Altmer Cyrelas Larethal (in fact powerful enough to organise this expedition in EP territory by Dunmer spokesmen) who sponsored the whole expedition for personal reasons (more on his background story later).

I guess most people would want their character to be one of the adventurer's, but I'm open to anything as long as it fits the scenario and it's not an important NPC. The ship is called "Larethal Star".



List of notable participants (NPC's):
  • Cyrelas Larethal, Altmer, male, 176 years old, wealthy noble. Initiator and sponsor of the expedition.
  • Nisimar Avalenar, Dunmer, male, 130 years old, experienced sailor. Captain of the Larethal Star. Captain's squad members left: 5 of 8.
  • Kalanar Thromal, Altmer, male, 236 years old, thin, wears a robe hiding most of his face.

List of notable participants (PC's):
  • Ulfgar the Fearless, Nord, male. Played by Ulfgar the Fearless.
  • Sarin Valcroft. Played by Sarin strdr.
  • Perrick Montrose, Breton, male. Played by Archmage JinMo.
  • Kaaos Athas Menestys. Played by MaxxRocker.
  • Ghamborz Gro-Shagrak, Orc, male, 48 years old, mercenary. Played by Vulnara.
    Grew up in a stronghold in the Wrothgardian Mountains learning Shamanism (does someone know more about this? I didn't really find anything, but there were Orc Shamans in Daggerfall). Although of average intelligence, his lack of patience and spiritualism resulted in him learning only few spells. At the age of 24, Ghamborz decided to hone his skills with double-handed battle axes and become a mercenary travelling throughout the world offering his services. By now he encountered many adventures and became a lot more skilled in combat as a Barbarian, although he sometimes still uses the weak spells he learned at the stronghold. His personality is straight-forward and simple, but he is not an idiot or someone to act too swiftly. Morals and religions do not interest him much. He developed a greed for gold to satisfy his needs. Though he has killed more than one innocent person during various frenzies, he normally tries to stay out of unneccessary fights and provocations. He wears chainmail armor and underneath a white linen shirt. His pants are made of brown studded leather, he prefers them over heavier armor because it doesn't restrict his movement. On his back he wears a finely crafted double-handed battle axe made of glass he looted from an adventurer during the war.

List of notable deceased participants (NPC's):

List of notable deceased participants (PC's):


Short summary (PC point of view):
  • 2E 598, Mid Year 6, Sundas: Preparations for the expedition are finished.
  • 2E 598, Mid Year 7, Morndas: Departure in the morning, low to mid-level daedra appear on the ship in big numbers around afternoon. Daedra were defeated, about half the mercenaries and adventurers died, some other crewmembers as well as three captain's squad members.


Logbook of the Larethal Star:

Written by Cyrelas Larethal:
  • 2E 598, Mid Year 6, Sundas: Finally it seems we have enough supplies and mercenaries for this glorious expedition! I shall succeed and show all the doubters otherwise!



Update: I think for the death of your characters, it might be best if you PM me about it. We could organize something which would totally surprise the other players :D (e.g. someone assassinates an NPC on the ship, which turns into a brawl and at the end the ship's crew might keelhaul the player^^)
This post was last modified: July 30th 2013, 05:43 AM by Vulnara


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it is a big demand to ask player's to doom there characters to death as most would wish to have there people live forever or go out in a blaze of impossible glory however i may join this but not with my main character as i have already posted how he with pass from this world i will keep an interest in this story however :)


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Thanks for the interest, I added you to the List of notable participants (PC's).

I think we'll start with the expedition once we've reached four participants.

I know it is a big demand, but I hope we'll find some people who like such a macabre setting^^


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When will the RP actually start? As in what day? I'm interested but I won't be here for the next week.


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I really like this idea and would really like to be involved. The only concern I have is the year cause I actually would not mind for example involving my two main characters though if I did it would have to be after the war =(. I still will be involved no matter what you decide and would be able to use another character if it is still before the war. Really cool idea you should look into for reference for this idea The Incident at Ionith and I think there are a few other books from the elder scrolls game that have some cool stuff you could use for this. Really cool idea looking forward to it let me know when it starts up.


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I don't really mind the date, we can also have the expedition take place a few years/decades later (has anyone an idea how long the war might take?). What year would you suggest Maxx?

I'll start the RP tomorrow, I think we can start with four people.

@Iogairn Don't worry, you could stay locked in a cell on the ship or stay in the background for whatever reason. We could also slow down the pace.

I'll be away from the 19th until the 28th july, so we'll need to stop then as well (or I might think of one or two events someone else could moderate in my place and give that persons some guidelines).

I read a bit about Ionith, sounds like a great place to involve, but speculating about what little is known about Akavir might turn this into a challenge^^ We'll see.



PS: I added something at the end of the first post.
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I think this is a pretty cool concept! I like how it's a tragic sort of tale, as no one returns from this expedition alive. There's also some excitement found here because, unlike other RPs, not every main character is safe from death or permanent injury. I would join, but I'm tied up in two other RPs at the moment and would like to see them to the end. It may take a while, but if this RP is still occurring, I might partake in it!

In terms of reasons and motivations for going to Akavir; you could of course have the common hopes of riches and fame on the isle. As Akavir is a very mysterious land and unexplored land (by the people of Tamriel), and if the expedition is successful (although it won't be) then surely the adventurers would be well rewarded.

You could also mix in other things however, like how there was a previous expedition that never returned and a loved one was lost-- and the expedition is set up to find and rescue them (or this could be a hidden agenda.) Or someone is dying from a fatal illness, and the only hopes for a cure is a rare plant said to be found on Akavir. There's plenty you could do as a motivation for going to Akavir. Anyways, just wanted to toss out a few ideas.


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No problem, you'll just already be on the ship when the time comes ;)

As for reasons/motivations, you do have some nice ones. I'll probably involve more than one group of interest anyway (apart from greedy adventurers ;)
Of course you may also have your own personal reason.

Thanks for the all the interest btw :)


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(July 3rd 2013, 02:27 PM)Horizon Seeker Wrote: I think this is a pretty cool concept! I like how it's a tragic sort of tale, as no one returns from this expedition alive. There's also some excitement found here because, unlike other RPs, not every main character is safe from death or permanent injury. I would join, but I'm tied up in two other RPs at the moment and would like to see them to the end. It may take a while, but if this RP is still occurring, I might partake in it!

In terms of reasons and motivations for going to Akavir; you could of course have the common hopes of riches and fame on the isle. As Akavir is a very mysterious land and unexplored land (by the people of Tamriel), and if the expedition is successful (although it won't be) then surely the adventurers would be well rewarded.

You could also mix in other things however, like how there was a previous expedition that never returned and a loved one was lost-- and the expedition is set up to find and rescue them (or this could be a hidden agenda.) Or someone is dying from a fatal illness, and the only hopes for a cure is a rare plant said to be found on Akavir. There's plenty you could do as a motivation for going to Akavir. Anyways, just wanted to toss out a few ideas.
I have seen a lot of what you do and hope you join later on your a really good writer so it would be fun to rp with you. Those are a bunch of fantastic suggestions for motivation good luck with your other rps man.

As for a year I don't really know I will look into it and message you just sometime after the war if that is alright with everyone. Mainly its cause I would love to make this my mains last adventure it would be really fun and fitting. So yea also love the idea about pming you to plan out the death of a character really awesome idea. The reading about Ionith was mainly just as inspiration cause it is the closest we get to understanding and seeing or hearing what it was like to interact with the residents of Akavir outside of war cause it talks about the meeting and what not though a lot of that could be here say. Anyways just an interesting bit to look into I thought.

If we do it after the war I can use either Kaaos my dunmer or Requies my breton or both just depends on what you would prefer either way it would be something they would do kind of a bucket list idea. To step foot on akavir and be on it's soil just for a moment would be enough before the end.

Anyways looking forward to it and just anytime after the war is fine with me that is really the only thing it could be days, months, or years after. I also think that makes a good set up considering after war there are many people who just after all that time of fighting wish to get away or take professions that don't involve such horror. So wonder and mystery can be a great distraction for those who have known that trauma.
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I set the year to E2, 598 (to give the war some time and to let the characters not age too much in the meantime).

It's up to you, which of your characters you want to use. You can use both, but it might be confusing/complicated to play them at the same time. Then again, I don't know if you want to have one of your characters with a decent RP depth to be inactive until the other one dies (or becomes inactive due to imprisoning/sickness or whatever).


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(July 3rd 2013, 02:58 PM)MaxxRocker Wrote: I have seen a lot of what you do and hope you join later on your a really good writer so it would be fun to rp with you. Those are a bunch of fantastic suggestions for motivation good luck with your other rps man.

Hey, thanks man! We'll see soon how things go. Hope you're enjoying your current RPs and I hope you have fun with this one!


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To Vulnara- Well they are related which I guess helps if I do play them, but if it is preferable to you and the group for me to just play one at a time I will probably go with Kaaos my dunmer. They both have character bio's so if you want take a look and it will help explain a little. The year you picked is great so it would be about a few years since the war cool. Alright sounds awesome can't wait to get started.

To Horizon Seeker- Yea no problem man and I will its nice to be back after my long forced break lol especially seeing some really cool RPs that have continued as well as some new ones like this springing up.


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@Maxx Just read Kaaos bio, nice character :)

The RP has now officially started :)


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Sure, there's still room for some people :)


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