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The Death of Your Character(s)


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Recently, I sat thinking to myself how do I want my Characters die? A rather grim thought no? Well it's something that RPers don't want to do. We would like our characters to be immortal beings that some how reach god-hood and live forever on Tamriel, but we must be realistic. Some characters may spend there days after the war in their homelands, or continue to fight against old enemies. Some might turn into vampires and live to see the dragons come back. Some may die in later conflicts. But most if not all will die, so why not choose to tell their story of their last days imprinting them into your own personal history of Tamriel instead of letting them fade away into obscurity. So how will your character(s) die?


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Hmm I have never thought of it. I'll try to think of something, sounds like a cool thing to write up.


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Feel free to post them here, or if you have a long story put in the library. I think they would cool to read.


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((I was just thinking of this like 3 days ago))

E2 630

Idaina Acha, at only the age of 67. Idaina was on her death bed, surrounded by family and friends. Her family was in the other room as she rested. A family friend who was a healer walked up to the group. "She dose not have much time, all of the fighting has taken a toll on her. all of you should say your goodbyes". Idaina's son Anton, looked into the room where his mother lay. He looked to his sister Mirabelle who was crying.

They all walked into her room, Anton, Mirabelle, Idaina's sister, and various friends. Idaina looked too them, they were all sad. She didn't know why, "Why are you all sad?" Idaina asked.

"Mother, you know why we are sad. You are dying, this is a time for sorrow." Mirabelle said. The rest of the party agreed.

"My death is no reason to be sad, I am just one piece in this world. I will go to Atherious, I always knew I would depart. As you will my beautiful daughter. "My son, you and your wife will bring the Acha name to prominence. I have faith in your children. Thank you my son". Idaina turned to the rest. "My friends, you have been there for me. I hope I have been there for you. We have shared adventures, we have been friends and enemies. But you have been there through thick and thin. Thank you".

"Mother is there anything else you would like to say?" Anton said.

"Yes, I was quiet a pretty thing before you happened. Some of you remember, I had long ebony hair. Now it is white as the snow of Skyrim. I use this to tell you that the world dose change, the world go's from sweet to sour to sweet again. I leave you with this so that you know that even though Tamriel is as it is, it will change for the better and for the worse". Idaina smiled at the people in the room. "Anton could you bring the candle over here". It was the only candle in the room, it was keeping the whole room lit. Anton brought over the candle over and Idaina blew it out. The room was dark as night. "you know whats ironic? I can't seem to fall asleep, no...wait there we go". Those were Idaina Acha's last words.

One friend from the back of the room said something unexpected, "The End. To a great story."

I think that I will post this in the library
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just posted one in the library

The death of a warrior


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I role-play out nearly everything that happens to my character after the point at which I start RPing with them. I've honestly never gotten the opportunity to role-play the death of my characters, since I usually grow tired of the game they were tied to, and I would move on. Usually I never intend for my 'main' characters to die, and I almost never put them in FATAL situations where they might end up dead, anyway. However, if I were in an RP and there were was a certain progression of circumstances, and if it was right- or just highly likely- that my character would end up dead, I would let it happen.

IC actions = IC consequences. No matter what. It's one of the many RP rules that I abide by.

Character death is something I would like to do eventually, however, I want to make sure it is good RP. It can't just.. suddenly happen. It needs to be in a lengthy story arc with role-players that I trust to role-play well and respect me as a player on an OOC level. Can't just let anyone finish off a character I devoted a lot of time and effort into, you know. If that makes sense.

So, at this point, I have no idea how my character would die. Right now I'm focused on building up her backstory and experiences, and I'm worrying about her in the present. If she gets put into a situation where she would die, then so be it. I don't expect that to be anytime soon, though.
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One of the rules I've given myself for the hardcore playthrough of skyrim I'm chronicling in Journals of a Bosmer is a limited number of deaths. I'm playing on Legendary with SkyRe, frostfall, realistic needs mod etc etc, so I'm bound to run out of my allotted "redos" before I want my character's story to end. Regardless of when his time does come, I still do not know exactly how I will handle his final moments. Because I'm loosely playing this story out in the game, I should be aided by the where and how of it, but there's so much more to death, don't you think?

Great question!


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Some deaths in life feel trite and meaningless, happening unexpectedly and without purpose. But since this is creative writing, writers can choose whatever end they want for their character!

Whenever I know I'm leaving a character and will never RP it again, I tend to have some sort of death for them. Not anything forced of course, but something more natural that coincides with their values. Sacrifice tends to be a common theme to final fates in my head. Not religious sacrifice to higher deities mind you! But more like dying to protect others, to give your life for something greater than yourself. That kind of idea resonates well with me.

I don't have any specific ending in mind for my dunmer, although I don't think he would be alive by the time of the The Elder Scrolls III. At the time of his death, I'd imagine he'd have a sword in his hand protecting the innocent and those he holds dear. But nothing is set in stone!


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I am a huge D&D person more homebrew style games mind you so character death is no mystery to me. Usually it is nice to have something in mind that coincides with their vallues or maybe the long troubled mercenary just lays down his sword and dies in peace things like that are nice. Sometimes though to me and it has been nice the best deaths are the unexpected ones. They create an imprint on you because you lost something that you really worked for and cared about before you felt it was the right time making the sensation to me at least a little more real. Usually because of that I like to leave my death open ended so that when a situation comes hopeless and dire maybe thats it or maybe one day I am the unlucky bastard who steps on that trap and dies a hapless adventurer. That is just me its always fun to die by misadventure.


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(April 6th 2013, 10:21 AM)Horizon Seeker Wrote: Whenever I know I'm leaving a character and will never RP it again, I tend to have some sort of death for them.

Pretty much this. I don't create my characters whilst already having their cause of death in mind, to be fair. Death is (for most races/universes) an inevitable part of life, and eventually I might think of something that would most likely be the thing to take my character down.

As for having other roleplayers take my character's life - I have never accepted nor planned that out. If something like that would ever occur I'd most likely plan it up front with someone I trust and who I know to be a good roleplayer. I don't accept a random "Player X shoots Tris in the back so she will die", for quite obvious reasons ;)

I have had one character dying in my history of roleplay, one of my Elves on LotrO. This was after years of roleplaying her, IC-happenings and consequences, and it was a natural thing to do. I had no interest in taking her story further, it was literally her time to go. After that, I simply namechanged her and changed her appearance so that she could become a new, fresh character (one I ended up not playing anyway, but still).

As for Tris, I have not given much thought to her death. As capable as she is, she's also pretty cocky at times and I have no doubt she'll find herself in more than one tricky situation. Time and roleplay will have to tell ;)




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we would all want (at least i think we all want) our characters die a honourable death or atleast a death that feels fitting for our character but if we predict our own death! well that would be amazing indeed, if not a bit scary. death takes us when it wants to and our characters might not die a death with dignity. i might create a holy night, does everything by the book, slain dragons, beheaded giants! has one dark moment and decides to go to a whorehouse. he refuses to paid up for some reason, maybe he is stubborn or maybe doesn't have the money and gets stabbed to death D:.

now i'm not saying that your character has to die by the hands of a whore. i'm not even saying your character has to die with out dignity. all im saying is just think about all the possibilities of his or her death :)


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I'm not sure about my other characters, but I have a feeling Lurks would die a bad death.
He's been a bad person, really. An assassin, a thief. He has done a few good things, but overall he is bad.
Maybe that will change, but I foresee if he stays the route he is, he will probably die secluded, not an assassin or thief anymore, but since he wouldn't be, he needs to learn how to live normally.
And by then it will be too late to figure it out.
So, he would probably die alone, thinking of all the things he has done, and wishing he could start over.
No one grieving for him, except maybe a handful of other allies of his. And maybe not even them.
AGAIN, that's if he stays as a bad person (Or Betmer, Beast race, whatever you wanna call it XD), and he's getting more friends now, so that could definitely change.
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All of this is great, I am so happy people are putting thought into this. One of my character, Ria, I plan on her committing suicide she isn't mentally all there and it shows more and more as time progresses. She will be young and it will be tragic and just not happy like the Character herself. My other characters I am not sure. Those who do know my characters feel free to give me ideas. But I really like Redemptive deaths. Like I would love to see Lurks die in away that cancels out what ever his past may have been. That would be cool. The hapless deaths are kinda cool too, like Alexander the Great dying by mosquito bite. It's almost ironic. Like Solduiran is an upbeat guy and hopeful. I want him to live a long life. He won't be the best fighte ever but he is strong. He will out live most of those he loves. So he knows so much pain and it would be nice for him to leave Nirn without pain. That's just me.


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Solduiran The question is are we talking about their actual final death, or their first death which leads to the game? From what I understand, the characters are soulless which is why they keep respawning. This is due to Molag Bal having stolen their soul. I don't think that they could have learned about this without dying first.

Since I'm in a RP on the Forums, I feel that my characters death should be dictated by the circumstances of the story. As a long time DM and gamer, I have a certain zen outlook on character deaths. They happen, but I seldom like them to be random, although that too can be good. (The last episode of Dollhouse for example.)
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The final and ending to your character. the non-respawnable death.


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