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    Tales of the Highland

    The Romans have been beaten back, and general peace has spread across the land.
    But the clans fight each other, either over land squabbles and feuds, else trying to beat each other to the king to claim the throne for their own.

    The Anglo Saxon stay at the wall for now, but vikings continue to violate our lands and burn our towns.

    And many a tail of fairy folk hiding among men, or secreting themselves in the forests.
    Tails of people who never were, people gone missing, new arrivals, and strange pregnancies. Several deaths blamed on angry fey, or evil spirits.
    And more of hidden places, where the fey go to meet and hide their treasures, and more secrets.

    So, what will you do?
    Will you go off to do battle with the vikings, or another clan?
    Will you try your hand at trading with the Saxons?
    Or will you go to find the fey?

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    Last edited by Highland Sniper; 07-15-2022 at 07:52 PM.
    Stark, the name given to my ancestor for a feat of bravery. It means Strength, or Strong.
    The motto give: fortiorum fortia facta (made stronger and braver)

    I say, let us all be fortiorum fortia facta.

    Spoiler: I'm an Ajin! 

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    Name: Shayla Blackfig
    Alignment: neutral
    Age: 127
    Apparent Age: 20s
    Height: 5’2
    Weight: 103 lbs.
    Hair: white blonde
    Eyes: dark blue
    Skin: alabaster
    Gender: female
    Species: Seelie fairy
    Physique: slender, athletic
    Birthplace: Scotland
    Weaknesses: Allergic to silver and iron. Silver is deadly, but iron only weakens and takes away magic.
    Strengths: Has the ability to control water.
    Likes: to be respected, frogs, dandelions
    Dislikes: war, fire, needless destruction
    Personality: Shayla is usually one of the kinder good folk. She doesn’t like unnecessary cruelty and will show her impish side to those who she deems worthy of punishment.
    Quirks: Knows when she is being lied to. Is unable to lie.
    Attire: Usually green, but on special occasions other colors.
    Gear/Weapons: bow and arrows
    Tattoos/Scars: some green leave design tattoos on her legs, and arms
    Background: Shayla was born of the Seelie court, but not of royal blood. She never considered herself incredibly important. She was given a brook to guard and has been doing that for many years. Her favorite pastime is to splash around in the water, surrounded by frogs. There is war going on among the humans, but this is not a rare occurrence, and she is unbothered by their war or humans in general. There is an uneasy truce among the Seelie and the Unseelie in current years, and every fae try to keep it that way to prevent an all-out war among their own people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
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    Name: Shayla Blackfig
    Alignment: neutral
    Age: 127
    Apparent Age: 20s
    Height: 5’2
    Weight: 103 lbs.
    Hair: white blonde
    Eyes: dark blue
    Skin: alabaster
    Gender: female
    Species: Seelie fairy
    Physique: slender, athletic
    Birthplace: Scotland
    Weaknesses: Allergic to silver and iron. Silver is deadly, but iron only weakens and takes away magic.
    Strengths: Has the ability to control water.
    Likes: to be respected, frogs, dandelions
    Dislikes: war, fire, needless destruction
    Personality: Shayla is usually one of the kinder good folk. She doesn’t like unnecessary cruelty and will show her impish side to those who she deems worthy of punishment.
    Quirks: Knows when she is being lied to. Is unable to lie.
    Attire: Usually green, but on special occasions other colors.
    Gear/Weapons: bow and arrows
    Tattoos/Scars: some green leave design tattoos on her legs, and arms
    Background: Shayla was born of the Seelie court, but not of royal blood. She never considered herself incredibly important. She was given a brook to guard and has been doing that for many years. Her favorite pastime is to splash around in the water, surrounded by frogs. There is war going on among the humans, but this is not a rare occurrence, and she is unbothered by their war or humans in general. There is an uneasy truce among the Seelie and the Unseelie in current years, and every fae try to keep it that way to prevent an all-out war among their own people.
    If you could please use the sheet provided in the character sheet spoiler in the main post, that would be appreciated. But nice to see that you put in a bit of work.
    Stark, the name given to my ancestor for a feat of bravery. It means Strength, or Strong.
    The motto give: fortiorum fortia facta (made stronger and braver)

    I say, let us all be fortiorum fortia facta.

    Spoiler: I'm an Ajin! 

    Spoiler: extra 

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    name: Morgan 'O Boyle

    race: Human

    gender: Male

    age: 24

    description: Stands at 5"10 with a muscular frame courtesy of his physical profession. Sports a medium length black beard underneath a pair of blue eyes and angular features and framed by a mop of hair that quits at his chin.

    Profession: Blacksmith/Hunter

    Skills: Swordsmanship, bows, blacksmithing, hunting

    bio: Morgan was born in the town of Kirkcaldy (Scotland) and grew up long after of the Roman invasion. He inherited his first profession from his father and the second from his mother, and typically splits his days between tracking deer and hammering metal. A few youthful misadventures aside Morgan has been faithful to his clan his whole life, and his biggest trouble of late has been avoiding being roped into arranged marriages by families looking to pair their daughters to a man with a respected profession. In his free time, when he's not drinking with his friends at the Majestic Otter tavern he's helping take care of his sister Molly's children.

    Personality: Kind hearted and good humoured with a pinch of wanderlust. Slow to anger. Slower to calm.

    items: Sword, bow and arrows, repair kit, pack and pouches for foraging. Typically wears hide clothing.

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    welcome, @Rothwell;, glad to have you along for the journey.
    And welcome to RPA as a whole.

    Everything seems to be in order, and I shall be adding it to the accepted character list shortly.
    I'm just waiting for more players.
    And if there is any specific adventure idea you'd like to suggest, by all means, share.
    Stark, the name given to my ancestor for a feat of bravery. It means Strength, or Strong.
    The motto give: fortiorum fortia facta (made stronger and braver)

    I say, let us all be fortiorum fortia facta.

    Spoiler: I'm an Ajin! 

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    Given the initial description I reckon a story considering a war of succession might be in order. Tribe vs tribe. Unification. People driven from their homes. A Roman incursion into Scotland to influence the outcome maybe?

    The concept of fairy folk hiding amongst people is definitely something worth exploring. Maybe an advisor to the current King? There could be a separate society sending scouts to infiltrate key clans and recon the political lay of the land.

    There's potential for a really intricate and interesting plot here.

    EDIT: Thanks for the welcome

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    how about a not accurate at all account of the defeat and return of Edward the Bruce?
    He managed to seize the throne by dueling a rival, and then was later defeated by Edward (1306) and then came back (around 1307), and reunited Scotland against the English.

    as for such, firearms will be around. Matchlock muskets, hand bombards, cannons.
    these weapons would be uncommon, and thus probably not as widely known as a bow or crossbow. It would be harder to learn if you had no idea what you were looking at, prone to missfire if not careful. They would be easier to learn than a bow (if you had someone who knew what they were doing), but harder to learn than a crossbow.

    That, or we could go to after Robert the Bruce to anywhere from the 1330s to about the 1600s.
    Here it's almost a Scottish free for all for the throne, as it is presently been defaulted to Clan Stewart until someone comes to claim it, or as it is changing hands ever few years.
    Firearms would be a little more advanced.

    Keep in mind, both of these are both after Roman times, yet still plenty of Brits and Vikings to deal with, as well as other Scotsmen who may be holding a grudge.

    Either way, I'm still waiting for more players.
    Stark, the name given to my ancestor for a feat of bravery. It means Strength, or Strong.
    The motto give: fortiorum fortia facta (made stronger and braver)

    I say, let us all be fortiorum fortia facta.

    Spoiler: I'm an Ajin! 

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    Sounds good to me. I've just tweaked the background of Morgan to accommodate the time period.

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    well, the question remains, I suppose.

    would you prefer during or after Edward the Bruce?
    Stark, the name given to my ancestor for a feat of bravery. It means Strength, or Strong.
    The motto give: fortiorum fortia facta (made stronger and braver)

    I say, let us all be fortiorum fortia facta.

    Spoiler: I'm an Ajin! 

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    I'd go for the free for all for the flexibility. So post-Bruce.

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