Party Bonding / Background Discussions.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
DM
 GM, 43 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 11:40
Party Bonding / Background Discussions
This thread will serve to expand on the relationships between the characters of our campaign, as requested.

This message was last updated by the GM at 12:38, Sat 25 June 2016.

Basung Gold Fist
 player character, 2 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 11:56
Party Bonding
So Basung is a young Ogre that grew up in a Merc group. Who else is a member of that group and how would your disposition be towards a young Ogre that earned his freedome in the band?
Lynette
 player character, 6 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 13:06
Party Bonding
Hmmmm...Lynette is kinda a loner so her presence in the group could be out of necessity.

Perhaps some time in the past the mercs came across her and found her unique skill set useful. useful enough to outweighed her other unpleasant features.
Akecheta Runetotem
 player character, 1 post
 Tauren Guardian of
 The Cenarion Circle
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 13:11
Party Bonding
Akecheta is a member of the Cenarion Circle. Although, he isn't a Druid, he was brought into the group by the Tauren Archdruid to help combat the threat of the Scourge. That could easily give me a link with anyone playing a Night Elf I guess, but I'm open to exploring any ideas you guys have for background ties :)
Ieroklis Tsiranidis
 player, 17 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 13:33
Party Bonding
well, seing as Lorin will be the only Blood elf in the group, he would fit easy with a mottley crew sent for reconnaisance. Establishing a coop force between the Sentinel and the Sunfury seems only logical, combining local knowledge with fresh warriors. And the blood elves would be quick to volunteer Lorin, as they find him somewhat uncomfortable to be around, what with his unorthodox approach to magic and all.
Baehean Nightreaver
 player character, 2 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 14:54
Party Bonding
High Elf turned Scourge, turned Forsaken

So I am a tad different
DM
 GM, 52 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 15:02
Party Bonding
In reply to Ieroklis Tsiranidis (msg # 5):

Actually, Lynette is a blood/high elf too. At this point, they're the same still, so you're both blood elves.

Baehean, what did you do before you were killed, maybe you know each other that way?
Baehean Nightreaver
 player character, 3 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 15:10
Party Bonding
In reply to DM (msg # 7):

Baehean was a member of the High Elf military, one of the 'special' archers, able to use magical energies to enhance his bow and arrows.
Lynette
 player character, 10 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 18:47
Party Bonding
Hmmm, I think it could be possible for them to have a shared background here. How did Baehean become undead>forsaken? Willingly or was he converted?
Baehean Nightreaver
 player character, 4 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 18:50
Re: Party Bonding
Lynette:
Hmmm, I think it could be possible for them to have a shared background here. How did Baehean become undead>forsaken? Willingly or was he converted?


Died fighting against the Scourge and became what he is now.
Lynette
 player character, 12 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 19:47
Re: Party Bonding
Ah. Well in that case if are two chaarcters do have a shared background it would have had to be before all of "this" happened to them. Maybe they were in the same unit before Lynette volunteered to be part of prince Arthas Menethil's paladin unit where as you remained part of the archer guys.
Baehean Nightreaver
 player character, 5 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:07
Re: Party Bonding
Lynette:
Ah. Well in that case if are two chaarcters do have a shared background it would have had to be before all of "this" happened to them. Maybe they were in the same unit before Lynette volunteered to be part of prince Arthas Menethil's paladin unit where as you remained part of the archer guys.


That would work, though I would think it unlikely we met, as I don't see dissimilar troops interacting much
Lynette
 player character, 15 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:17
Re: Party Bonding
In reply to Baehean Nightreaver (msg # 12):

Ok then screw it, doesn't really matter anyway.
DM
 GM, 56 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:26
Re: Party Bonding
Actually, elves adopted a more modern military style. A lot of squad based reconnaisance, each individual having their own specialization, until a call comes for rank and file armies to be formed. So you can totally have shared in one of these squads.

The reason why the elves do this is because they typically fought trolls rather than orcs and trolls had a tendency to attack from the trees or from the sky. The moment you introduce aerial combat, a lot of rank-and-file fighting gets replaced with squad-based fighting.

Meanwhile, dwarves were the only other Alliance race to master the air via their gryphons. Gryphons are not uncommon in human territory, but they are really only a recent development (the past 300 years). Since the Second War, there's been more experimentation with aerial combat, but the human kingdoms tend to stick towards tried and true rank-and-file systems of fighting.
Baehean Nightreaver
 player character, 6 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:40
Re: Party Bonding
Lynette:
In reply to Baehean Nightreaver (msg # 12):

Ok then screw it, doesn't really matter anyway.


Wasn't trying to not be a team player, but from personal experience in the military years ago we normally didn't deal with people outside our unit.

Now that the DM chimed in and said ok, let's work something out
Akecheta Runetotem
 player character, 3 posts
 Tauren Guardian of
 The Cenarion Circle
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:46
Re: Party Bonding
Baehean Nightreaver:
Lynette:
In reply to Baehean Nightreaver (msg # 12):

Ok then screw it, doesn't really matter anyway.


Wasn't trying to not be a team player, but from personal experience in the military years ago we normally didn't deal with people outside our unit.

Now that the DM chimed in and said ok, let's work something out


Just a friendly reminder--and thank you for your service btw--that real world military, doesn't operate like fantasy world military. We don't have orcs and elves in the real world either, so let's not get caught up with technicalities and just have fun :)
DM
 GM, 59 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 22:06
Re: Party Bonding
It's fine, really! Get caught up in the technicalities of the world! I want you to ask questions about this world, because I have theorized and plotted for 3 solid years. It's unlikely that I won't give you a straight answer if you ask if something is possible or not.

I've already had to say no to a couple of ideas in private. Which aaaagonizes me, but I got to do it.

So, if anything, you made the right decision in questioning whether two different styles of combat would mix well.

In this thread, it's important that you guys look for things that you have in common rather than the things that set you apart. So, if you guys would rather not be part of the same unit, perhaps your families were once somewhat close, with you two seeing each other on a fairly regular basis, but not becoming overly familiar. And now, both your families are, as far as you know, extinct and you are the only two faces that you have any familial attachment to.

Something like that, maybe?

I want to make the least amount of suggestions as possible, since it's your story as much as it is mine. But if you wonder about something that could bring your characters closer together, ask me questions about this world! It's not the same one you were familiar with. Not entirely.
Lynette
 player character, 17 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 22:09
Re: Party Bonding
Bonding over stuff that makes us similar? Hmmmmm, ok. Who here uses dark stuff, stuff that some people might classify as evil, to achieve their goals? I'm looking for "End justifies the means" kinda thing.

If yes then we have something in common.

Also, obsession over achieving a certain goal (provided that goal isn't gold).

This message was last edited by the player at 22:10, Fri 24 June 2016.

DM
 GM, 60 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 22:13
Re: Party Bonding
Baehaen is an undead, might be classified evil? I know that you're joking, but there's got to be more to your character than being goth, right? :P Let's take a look. Your character is old enough to have seen the Second War. Maybe she and Basung or DarthSelack's orc once found themselves on opposite sides of the same conflict?

Just because it's something you share doesn't mean that it can't be divisive.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:14, Fri 24 June 2016.

Lynette
 player character, 18 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 22:39
Re: Party Bonding
Oooh, that's good. I can just imagine his reaction.
"Say, I can't put my finger on it, but you seem kinda...different from the last time I saw you?"
-"...ya think."
Lynette before and After

DM
 GM, 61 posts
 The Oracle
 The Prophet
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 22:44
Re: Party Bonding
Exactly! :D
Trask84
 player, 10 posts
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 11:13
Re: Party Bonding
In reply to Lynette (msg # 20):

Basung is not that smart but if we were on opposite sides of the clash I am sure we can come up with something that would have made enou of an impression :p
Trask84
 player, 11 posts
 Basung Gold Fist
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 13:00
Re: Party Bonding
Hey Lynette, did you see the pm I send you?
Lynette
 player character, 20 posts
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 15:29
Re: Party Bonding
Yes, I saw it. I just haven't posted anywhere since then. Been busy.
dlantoub
 player, 9 posts
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 13:06
Re: Party Bonding
OK.. So my dryad will be called Yladria.

Some when during the battle of hyjal or in the aftermath, she protected a fellow from demonic flame.

Ever since, she has been branded by a demonic rune which covers almost all of her right hand side, it is alternately fell green and fiery red in colour, and her kin are wary of her now.

Finding herself less welcome than before, she joined the mission to the mysterious land where humans and orcs had come from.

Maybe they have uncovered information about healing demonic injuries and she can return home.

She is wary of orcs and undead, and knows only a little about Tauren, since they spent most of their days in mulgore and the barrens, far from her usual haunts. If high elves, she knows only history.