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So The Witcher, awesome games and books, with an incredibly deep lore. It would be a crime to NOT go into this world. So this thread is for people who would like to do one.

Basically there will be 3-4 people, or Witchers, maybe a Sorceress if someone wants that.

On the first map, you can see on the VERY top left there is a small green territory called Velhad. This RP is so far north it won't interfere with the actual Witcher lore. Of course we know whats going on with with The Empire of Nilfgaard taking over The Northern Territories, but there so far south it doesn't concern us.

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Heres the lore for the RP:

A retired Witcher lives in Velhad, near the mountains. The villages there have enjoyed peace for dozens of years, farming and whatever else peasants do.
Suddenly the otherworldly Spheres start appearing around the area. Spheres are what all monsters in the world came from. Now these Spheres start releasing monsters into he surrounding area. The villages have no combat experience, let alone combating monsters.

The village leaders then go to the retired Witcher. He knows whats going on, but he's so old he wouldn't have a chance of helping anybody deal with bands of monsters. He says he can help, but it will be costly for some people.. He says he would be willing to raise some NEW Witchers to combat the monsters, but with The Gauntlet and The Trial of Grasses, many would not survive the process. He says he needs 25 toddlers to do this. Reluctantly, the villagers agree, and 25 toddlers are fostered to him. Thru training, The Trial of the Grasses, and The Gauntlet, only 4 survive (most being succumbed from the Trials, they infest you with lots of poisons and such, so you develop an immunity or die.)


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It sounds funky that the villages have to wait almost 20 years for help, but what can you do. Witchers don't grow on trees. The people in this RP are those that survived and live there. Of course, this is open to debate if someone else has a great idea for their character, or wants to be a Sorceress or mage. We can also decide the school, whether its The School of the Gryphon, Snake, or Wolf; or even another one if you have ideas.

Just general RP rules, with a different one. It will include me and 3 others, this is so we can all post once before another posts, or at least try. So when 2 people are on for a while, they don't bring the story way forward and the others have to catch up, unless it is like a conversation between 2; but keep in mind the pacing.

You follow all rules of the Witcherverse, but this is the cool part. Witchers aren't normal, they are definitely heroic characters, with enhanced speed, strength, senses, and Signs (Signs are your hand making a 'Sign' for magic, nothing as advanced as a mage, but only they really know them.)

You can excel at one of the Witchers main paths, Alchemy, Swordmanship, and Signs, or any combination you wish.

So go ahead and post if you would like to join and/or have any ideas :-)

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You already know I am in and very good job on the set up and as for the poison thing always remember even witchers can only take in so many toxins before becoming incapacitated. They also have accelerated healing to some degree probably just do from mutation hence in many cases the enormous amounts of scars and near death experiences. Hope to see some people interested and currently I am working on my character. Any idea of what kind of monsters you want to include?


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Yeah we should definitely extrapolate on a Witchers attributes.

Well we have to have harpies, vampires, werewolves, and goblins. Lets keep it interesting and bring up creatures we have heard in folk lore and old stories, I mean, those are the BASIS of a Witchers enemies, at least in the novels. What do you think? I think we should bring more things in that we never expected than cliche Orcs and Trolls. Bring in the yetis and ghosts and golems.

Ill think up my character while I'm at work. I equipped Geralt with a claymore in W2, and while he slowed way down, he was still quite deadly. I think I'm gonna go that route, along with taking dangerous amounts of thunderbolt, go big or go home. I mean, I have YOU guys on the path with me, so if I get knocked out theres a good chance I'll still survive! (thunderbolt, massive increase in damage, loss of defense)
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I'm sooooooooo in. Now to decide if I wanna have a sorceress or a female witcher. I also vote school of the gryphon because gryphons are cool.


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I love this universe, and I fully approve of this project, Seamus <3 I'm sadly too busy with a truckload of things at the moment, but I hope everyone will have a blast :D




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(May 14th 2013, 03:43 AM)Velaskae Wrote: I'm sooooooooo in. Now to decide if I wanna have a sorceress or a female witcher. I also vote school of the gryphon because gryphons are cool.
O.O Cool you RP? Thank the gods! You know the material well so you'll meld right in. You could be a sorceress, that would give us more than just warriors, we could leap-travel, spy, do crazy spells, have connections and stuff. Of course if you were a female Witcher you'd be one of the most badass, thwarting the others advances and probably replicating the most the White Wolfs lithe and grace.

Oh yeah. I was thinking either Snake or Gryphon also. Wolf is too high strung, of course I think Snake is like a school of hardknocks.

(May 14th 2013, 03:50 AM)Triskele Wrote: I love this universe, and I fully approve of this project, Seamus <3 I'm sadly too busy with a truckload of things at the moment, but I hope everyone will have a blast :D

Thanks Tris! Don't worry, you'll receive an honorable mention. BTW curious, what language did you play the games or read the books? English readers are shafted novel wise.

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I played the games/read the books in English. The English translations are coming through sooooo slowly, Time of Contempt is taking forever!

Fun fact: Sword of Destiny is translated into a bunch of languages - including Dutch - but not in English. What the hell? xD I might order it in Dutch to get my fix.




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(May 14th 2013, 04:10 AM)Triskele Wrote: I played the games/read the books in English. The English translations are coming through sooooo slowly, Time of Contempt is taking forever!

Fun fact: Sword of Destiny is translated into a bunch of languages - including Dutch - but not in English. What the hell? xD I might order it in Dutch to get my fix.

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@Seamus Yeah, I used to rp all the time, even on my phone with msn in between Uni classes and sometimes during lectures.

I pretty much have a female witcher in my head already, but, I also have a concept for a sorceress who is a little paranoid about being burned at the stake after hearing about the witch hunt that ensued at the end of TW2. I may have to flip a coin.


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Awesome shit guys and Seamus as for monsters I would say we should make it area and well story specific. A lot of it is based off of slavik mythology which is a little odd and has some really twisted shit I will look into. Really the interesting thing is in witcher almost all the monsters and things are atypical of fantasy cause we think orcs goblins and that sort of thing when witcher really focuses more on the supernatural spectrum with wide varieties of demons and undead being the most prominent though very nasty large beast make appearances though we are not allowed to kill dragons of course. Also personal note we could do witcher's from different schools with the right justification. The snake was wiped out at least according to most sources at least the three in witcher 2 seem to think they are the last ones. So it could work, but it may be a stretch though I am totally cool with it personally. Really glad you are in Vel and really glad you already have ideas and a female witcher sounds awesome especially considering even in the books and games it is almost unheard of considering boys are more commonly orphaned and what not. Considering Witcher is so based on choice we should decide on which ending we are following for continuity purposes. On the same note I don't think if we decide to get a little liberal with what we start to do and where we start to go once we get our flow under way should be fine considering that same fact. Main thing is just avoid saying what happens with characters of the series and what not when we don't know. Otherwise being involved is not impossible considering it seems as though everyone will have a stake to some extent in these conflicts and that no one will beyond the reach of the affects. Really looking forward to this and I have actually come up with my idea for a character and finished most of his story minus which school he is from lol.


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@MaxxRocker I don't get it, do you want to get involved with the story involving the Witcher, Geralt, with kings and countries and stuff?
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No sorry I can see where it sounded like that. I was trying to say once we get running and get things smooth we should be ok with treading areas around it while staying out of those actual events if that makes sense. I am saying for ex we could go south maybe even witness effects of the war such as casualties of innocents and what not just for flavor of context and the setting of what the world is going through. I also was just suggesting due to the multiple endings of witcher 2 we may want to establish which one for the group we consider canon so that we know what state some of the surrounding places are in cause that is different depending on your ending. That is all I think we should avoid any characters like geralt and what not just was saying if we get a good roll and want to head south and happen to see war affects as background it would be reasonable and so on. Everyone will probably be involved and due to the scale of the war all in the north will be affected therefore it is inevitable if we set it during that time we will hear word and see effects and we could even manipulate that turmoil into explaining increased activity of monsters due to more dead and so on. Sorry was just saying we should utilize what is there that we can without trying to alter or guide any kind of main plot stuff. Hopefully that was a little more clear. Sorry was a little out of it when I typed the last one.


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No. This was meant to be stand alone, short and sweet, and for us to dip into the world.. If we got caught up in the cannon of the Witcher games story, this would take off way too fast and get confusing with all the different endings canonically. We could maybe eventually start altering major events for ourselves like Geralt, but nothing relating to the whole historic mythos. That's why its set so far north.

You need to space your wording out and stay on track with what your saying. If your posts end up like these or what was in Chance and Steel that wouldn't be good.


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Sorry man my bad I will work on it.

Yea I get what you are saying its a one shot game just to test the waters and see how it goes and if it goes well we will see. Sorry I was actually trying to say things against altering any major events, but perhaps using them as a backdrop because it is a pretty connected world over all.

Sorry again and I will work on that it is sometimes hard for me to type out ideas like that I am rather use to just speaking about it and being able to portray those things in person. So sometimes it comes off a little awkward since I rush typing it as if I was just talking to the person which ends up pretty damn confusing I understand that so I will try and avoid it.


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Alright, so...

We have three people. One more would be swell, but if not, what do you guys think?

Maybe I could at least talk @Tarantadu into being the head Witcher, just doing a couple of lines... :D Come on buddy!


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