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Your Incarnation in Tamriel?

  • Member
    October 26, 2017

    Gwen, the Last Blade said:

    Yeah...nevermind as me explaining the C0DA David and I worked one would take too long to explain because it is a retelling of the Creation story and there are numerous characters and such to explain so sorry.

     

    Sorry. I just feel that, since C0DA info is harder to get compared to the more "mainstream" lore (which is mostly available at the Library or UESP), it warrants explanation. But don't let that stop you; if you want to headcanon that your characters are related somehow to one another, that's great. And I'm sure that, mysterious maybe-robot or not, you have some marvelous ideas. :)

  • October 26, 2017

    Tenebrous said:

    Gwen, the Last Blade said:

    Yeah...nevermind as me explaining the C0DA David and I worked one would take too long to explain because it is a retelling of the Creation story and there are numerous characters and such to explain so sorry.

    Sorry. I just feel that, since C0DA info is harder to get compared to the more "mainstream" lore (which is mostly available at the Library or UESP), it warrants explanation. But don't let that stop you; if you want to headcanon that your characters are related somehow to one another, that's great. And I'm sure that, mysterious maybe-robot or not, you have some marvelous ideas. :)

    No, it is fine and makes sense. We were going to post it but never got around to it. Also, I can't stand "mainstream" lore anymore after doing our C0DA and none of it really connects nor would my incarnation.

    So I am sorry that I won't be able to post one of my own, but I have enjoyed the ones you have posted :)

  • Member
    November 7, 2017

    I've given the matter serious thought, and after spending a lot of time in many corners of Tamriel, I think I'd like to be a Buoyant Armiger. As far as it goes it's not a bad life to be among Vivec's knights:

    This military order of the Tribunal Temple serves Lord Vivec with dedication and heroic zeal. Oath-bound to emulate the Master of Morrowind's command of the varied arts of personal combat, chivalric courtesy, and subtle verse, these warrior-poets stand as the champions of the Temple and Vivec's personal knights-errant. They take on specific missions when available and wander the land in search of adventure when nothing else requires their intervention.

    I quite like innuendo and bawdy verse:

    "Knight Omayn, fair and pure, came upon some nix-ox spoor,
    Of quantity immense and odor intense,
    Such offal could only have come from something extremely hostile." (lol)

    The ballad goes on to describe how Elynea Omayn encounters her rival and sometimes lover, Ordinator Nisath, also on the trail of the monstrous nix-ox. The two exchange friendly jabs and engage in bawdy innuendos as they make their way into a desolate canyon after tracking the enraged creature's path of destruction.

    "Ordinator Nisath, with a mighty sword and a weapon to match,
    Was eager to add such a terrible beast to his ever-growing catch.
    But Knight Omayn spoke faster, assaulting the creature with a barrage of banter,
    Confusing, inspiring, her wit and words ended the threat and averted disaster."

    Even if they are a little inapproriate at times, their almost-constant cheerfulness in the face of danger has its roots in a very visible source. However we each feel about the Living Gods of Morrowind, they are real and tangible, charismatic and compelling. The truth of how they became deities seems almost irrlevant in the golden age of their existence. The Aedra, distant and ever bending to the beliefs of the world's cultures; and the Daedra, immutable and chaotic; don't hold a candle to the few mortals who have reached beyond themselves and had a vision for something greater.

    Vivec encourages his knights-errant to hunt down and eliminate necromancers, blighted creatures, and the assorted champions of dark forces throughout the land. He expects them to remain true to Vivec's ideals while quoting from the warrior-poet's writings or crafting their own verse as they seek out adventure.

    Whereas the Ordinators stand somber and alert, Vivec's Buoyant Armigers leap and bound enthusiastically as they search for adventure. Gushing with ostentatious bravado and dashing flamboyance, the typical member of the order is valiant, fearless, well-read, and a master of verse and rhythm. They revere Lord Vivec who, in turn, blesses them with preternatural courage and a flare for dramatic performance.

    I like Ayem and Seht, but she's hot, quite scary and capricious while he is enigmatic and quiet, yet Vehk wears his heart on his sleeve. Yeah, I wouldn't mind being a Sword of Vivec for a while. It'd be an exciting and romantic life while it lasted.

  • December 13, 2017

    This is a quite interesting topic and I liked the concepts that have been posted, but unfortunately, I don't have an incarnation just yet unless I could count my personal charcater.

  • December 14, 2017

    Really neat concept, one I think about personally quite a lot. My first incarnation into Tamriel would have to be a Bosmer. I feel attatched to them at a deep level, they've been my favorite race since the first time I played Arena (I played Arena first, despite being a youngin who learned about the Elder Scrolls a year after Skyrim came out). Back then it was for no reason really, but then as I learned more about them and started to dive into the lore, I only loved them more and more.

    As for the details of this character, he would be Aerinir Picard, the son of a Breton father and a Bosmer mother. He would be a curious fellow, interested in all types of different subjects, trying to learn as much as possible. Not compulsively or in a way that damages him though, he would be content with learning through experience and enjoying life, while simultaneously trying to understand all the new things that he encounters. Travelling would be a big deal, probably pick up a couple skills to make a living to support himself, likely alchemy because alchemy calls out to me in a big way. This is the character that calls to me the most. He would be a bit softer, not a hard adventurer and would use his silver tongue, good first impressions, and illusion magic to avoid combat at all costs. Causing damage isn't his way, he looks only to learn, understand, explore, and help people in the world. There's too much negativity for him to go around and cause any more, to anyone, good or bad.

    A big part of that is because it is a reflection of myself in the Elder Scrolls universe, or the person that I strive to be. The person I think I am deep down at my core. I try constantly to learn and understand everything, all kinds of subjects of study but also the way people are, their emotions, their biases and why they have the opinions or ideas that they have, understanding other people and their individual cultures. And I try to be as nice as possible (every one fails at that every once in a while, but I do my best). It's not a perfect image, but it's pretty darn close.

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    December 14, 2017

    bolionce said:

    A big part of that is because it is a reflection of myself in the Elder Scrolls universe, or the person that I strive to be. The person I think I am deep down at my core. I try constantly to learn and understand everything, all kinds of subjects of study but also the way people are, their emotions, their biases and why they have the opinions or ideas that they have, understanding other people and their individual cultures. And I try to be as nice as possible (every one fails at that every once in a while, but I do my best). It's not a perfect image, but it's pretty darn close.

    If your character is as similar to yourself as you claim you sound like a lovely chap! Almost like a hippy-scholar type thingimajig - 'I just wanna learn maaaaan' :P

    Wouldn't you want to experience Tamriel from a completely different perspecive though? I think various discussions we've had over the years have concluded that it's impossible to not have a tiny bit of you in any character, but a big part of roleplay to me is seeing things from a different perspective. Instead of your learned Bosmer, imagine seeing things through the power of a god, or a cutthroat assassin, or an honourable paladin.

    Maybe that's just me though, you do you mate!

  • December 14, 2017

    Zonnonn said:

    If your character is as similar to yourself as you claim you sound like a lovely chap! Almost like a hippy-scholar type thingimajig - 'I just wanna learn maaaaan' :P

    Wouldn't you want to experience Tamriel from a completely different perspecive though? I think various discussions we've had over the years have concluded that it's impossible to not have a tiny bit of you in any character, but a big part of roleplay to me is seeing things from a different perspective. Instead of your learned Bosmer, imagine seeing things through the power of a god, or a cutthroat assassin, or an honourable paladin.

    Maybe that's just me though, you do you mate!

    Well thank you for the compliment :D

    But it isn't that I wouldn't want to be someone else. One incarnation I would like to be is a Talos worshiper after the Great War. One of those "Skyrim for the Nords" types, as some would put it. I'm not much one for nationalism (I'm quite the globalist) and I'm not somebody who faces much oppression or has to hide what they do. And politics aside, America is America. It's pretty darn free and pretty darn good as far as that stuff goes. So I think it would be quite the experience to live the life of someone who isn't afforded the things we take for granted in the developed world, like freedom of religion. The idea of being someone who has been wronged by the people who represent them and wanted to regain freedom, to take control of their own lives, to bring back what they feel they deserve. I'm not much of a fighter. I have opinions on pretty much everything, just like everyone else, but I mostly look to understand other people's opinions rather than change them. Not that I'm passive or anything, I stand by my values and who I am strongly, I just don't fight other people to try and make them change or anything. And I DO NOT physically fight unless it's necessary for someone's immediate health. This person would be one heck of a fighter. They would want everyone to know what they've been through and that they won't stand for it. They want their homeland to be theirs again, to reflect their people and their family. They want the freedom and respect that they expect to have in their own country, no matter the cost.

    A slightly different twist but still relevant to the idea, I would also be interested in being a citizen of the Empire in Cyrodiil especially, one who isn't happy with what the Empire did. While not a take back our homeland dealeo, the idea of being misrepresented and betrayed by the government is still there. Someone whose family and friends died fighting to protect their land and the values they represent, to uphold the Empire they were raised in. What would it be like to no longer believe in the ability of your own leaders? To feel like a foreigner in your own country? And then also just to see how the majority of the Empire reacts to the Concordat as well. Do they accept it, understanding that the Empire is building it's strength to right the wrongs of the Great War? Or do they despise the Empire that outlawed their god and spent countless lives only to surrender to the initial demands of the Dominion? It would be a completely new experience, but it would allow me to understand what the people of Tamriel who don't support the Empire are thinking in this time of crisis.

    The main reason I didn't add this to my first post is because I didn't want to make two posts right in a row with a mass bombardment of incarnations del bolionce XD. Wanted to wait for someone else to chime in before I added more to the discussion.

     

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    December 16, 2017

    bolionce said:

    The main reason I didn't add this to my first post is because I didn't want to make two posts right in a row with a mass bombardment of incarnations del bolionce XD. Wanted to wait for someone else to chime in before I added more to the discussion.

    You've got some crazy good ideas, Bolionce. The social/political side is very intriguing, I think life in Tamriel just as an Average Joe is far more fascinating than people give it credit for, and you've summed up why perfectly. Makes me feel bad for picking Daedra :P

    Your Nord Incarnation especially interests me. Skyrim is by no means a backwards country, in fact it's probably up there with the most advanced provinces on Tamriel. So to have something like religious persecution effect a massive amount of the population like that is very unique as a concept, seeing how the population reacts to that on a personal level would be really fascinating. Plus the character as the basis for a character - a fighter, a figurehead, and very possibly a martyr for a cause is a very alien concept to places like America and Britain, and being one would be an awesome experience.

    So yeah, thanks for this, Bolionce, you've got some cracking ideas here!