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Theres been a few new changes, please read :)

Hey guys, lately i have seen some awesome characters being created on these forums and i though of a hopefully fun exercise that could help get the creative juices flowing :D. it's a fairly simple exercise and it goes like this.

One person will say. A name for the character, the gender and the race. then they will say the characters strength

The second will reply and say the profession for this character and their appearance and their weaknesses

and lastly the third will create a SHORT bio for the character and what their personality will be. and finally (the most important part) the challenges for the character XP (keep in mind their strengths and weaknesses)

so here is an example

PersonA: Zowa a female argonian. she is very intelligent and pretty agile

PersonB: A wizard, she is fairly short, has a head full of feather, yellow eyes and bright green skin. she suffers from brian rot making her forget spells at the worst of times.

PersonC: Zowa is an argonian from black marsh, who after discovering she processed magical abilities went travelling to find people who can teach her more about the magical arts. she is reckless, quick to anger, and impatient. her challenges is coping with the brian rot, she isn't a people person and normally keeps herself to her books

there we go, simple :)

hopefully we will get some pretty interesting characters and i look forward to seeing some of our creations.

thank you to @Ewan and @Horizon seeker for helping me get this idea :)

Ok Guys i've edited it a bit, thanks to the feed back of @Yatur gro-Ushul

**Some Tips (by no means do you have to follow these! but i'll say them any way ^-^):
Strengths come in many forms! is it an emotional strength? are they are charmer? maybe they are super intelligent! it doesn't have to be physical!
same applies to weaknesses!

Keep in mind when writing weaknesses you dont have to write the opposite of what is the hero's stength. what i mean by this is, if the character has a strength that they are very intelligent their weakness doesn't have to be that they are weak and frial!

when writing the characters profession, keep in mind the strengths that 'Person A' has said but you don't have to follow there point exactly. for example: if i make a characters strengths that he is strong, good with an axe and powerful. you don't have to make him a barbarian, you could make him a mage (that would be quite fun!)

the bio gels all of the information together. you can give reasons for where the characters strengths and weaknesses came from! also give yourself some creative freedom.**
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Voharn a male Nord


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A warrior, he is a very tall nord. He has long blonde hair down to his shoulders, with a short beard.


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(April 8th 2013, 06:45 PM)Kolbjorn the God King Wrote: Voharn a male Nord

(April 8th 2013, 06:48 PM)I. Acha Wrote: A warrior, he is a very tall nord. He has long blonde hair down to his shoulders, with a short beard.

Hes looking for hes lost sister, they where separate during bandit raid on there village. Since both of there parents died, a local blacksmith took him in when he was young. With the help of money he saved, he follows his only clue, which he fears is nothing more then blind hope.
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very good and just like that we have our first character.
Voharn the male nordic warrior. he's tall (of which i'd imagine would help with fighting) blonde shoulder length hair and has a short beard. Voham is looking for his sister, his parents are gone so we could imagine his sister is very dear to him.

from this we can make assumptions, like maybe the blacksmith taught Voharn to be a warrior? or he could of hated the blacksmith so Voharn and his sister joined the bandits and something went horribly wrong when they did their first raid! who knows? good work guys :) let see if we can get some more?


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Do'Akhar, a male Khajiit.


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The strong looking khajiit is a warrior. His fur is golden colored and sports a braided mane.


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He was born in Wayrest as part of a travelling caravan. His mother was abused both verbally and physically by the head of the caravan. Do'Akhar trained as a warrior to protect the caravan, and had visited much of the northern provinces with them. When Do'Akhar was a young man, he lost his temper after seeing the caravan leader strike his mother. He was banished, but not before taking both the filthy renrij's eyes.
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Great idea, it's good fun! Perhaps we could split up the 'biography' aspect a little further to involve more writers into their backstory? For example, one person details how they became a warrior, then the next talks about their fears. This continues with their favourite food, their motivations, or any kind of details we can to fully flesh out these characters and perhaps even bring them into a community-wide RP, built by the RP community. Say we involve these characters in some kind of ragtag group, who meet under mysterious circumstances, with their story similarly told in separate parts by different writers? Just some thoughts.

Grogna gra-Bash is a female orsimer.
This post was last modified: April 9th 2013, 01:05 AM by Yatur gro-Ushul
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let your thoughts out friend :), that does sound like a good idea. i'll think on the best way to put it and i'll write that down :) thanks


She is a traveling merchant. she is of adverage size, green like most orc and she has her hair back in a bun, she is more on the fat side but by no means is she huge


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Grogna has left the confines of Orsinium to venture into the Breton city-states of High Rock. She sells buns, cakes and sweetrolls on the road from Daggerfall to Camlorn, on the back of a trading caravan. She's adopted many mannish mannerisms and also has a bit of a motherly demeanour to her. This makes her seem much more reserved, candid and civil than the rest of the Orsimeric race.
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Jaq'quarak. a khajiit, male. he has a sliver tongue and is quick on his feet.


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Jaq'quarak a thieve. Has white fur with three brown/gold mixed rings that go around his torso. He has pale green eyes. He has a black patch of fur on his left foot that looks like a skeever. His weakness like many other Khajiit's is skooma. His profession as a thieve is mainly to provide for skooma but also for his strange addiction to horker loafs. He also is scared of many small creatures that when confronted by he runs away crying. Ironic that he has a skeever on his foot......
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(April 9th 2013, 05:21 PM)Kolbjorn the God King Wrote: Jaq'quarak a thieve. Has white fur with three brown/gold mixed rings that go around his torso. He has pale green eyes. He has a black patch of fur on his left foot that looks like a skeever.

i've change the rules a bit :P, now the second person adds weaknesses! :D

good description btw :)


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Time to revive this thread and getting this ball rolling again. I read the entire thing and it's a really interesting and collaborative way to create characters. Hope I don't embarrass myself hehe, but I'm loving the creativity/imagination of the others that posted!

Jaq'quarak is currently on the run from the Imperial Watch and even possibly the Dark Brotherhood after successfully conning a wealthy merchant to lend him 10,000 septims as well as sleeping with his son on one occasion, and his daughter the next. Though the Khajiit is normally calm, intelligent, and compassionate, even a slight withdrawal from skooma blurs his sense of right and wrong until he somehow finds himself on the receiving end of corporal punishment. His major challenges regard his own redemption to society and to himself. He struggles to come into terms with his addiction, crime, and belief that the Daedra are instrumentally turning his life into a personal hell. He is content in being an urban thief, yet sometimes wonders what lies beyond the gate.
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