-Minecraft IGN: _Sheep
-Skype name (Optional, for server OOC chat): I don't use Skype anymore, though I do use Discord (Sheep#5170).
-Do you have any prior roleplay-related experience, if so could you give an example?:
I have been roleplaying for approximately 13-14 years on different mediums, mainly on Warcraft III in the past and Minecraft servers in the most recent years.
-Define Power-gaming in your own words:
Powergaming takes multiple forms, but can be generalized as the following:
- Directly applying an action to another’s character (usually only harmful actions are seen as powergaming, though it is definitely not limited to such). I however believe that powergaming in some cases is completely fine; for example, there are roleplayers I trust and know well enough that I do not mind if they force actions onto my characters.
- Using skills, abilities or feats unavailable or otherwise impossible for the character within the world’s setting.
- Any action that benefits a character unnaturally.
-Define Meta-gaming in your own words:
Metagaming is simply granting a character information they should not have knowledge of, or deciding their actions based on such information.
-Define Role-Playing in your own words:
Interacting with an environment through a character, a 'character' being the representation of something within the universe of the environment; it is not limited to sentient beings in the sense of the term, however it is generally is constricted to them as sentient beings offer more possibilities than, say, a rock.
-Character name: Ruka Evaliir
-Character race: Human
-Character gender: Female
-Character age: 23
-Character Occupation (optional, note you still must talk to the lord about loaning or purchasing any stall/shop for your character if he/she would have one. This more or less helps us to better understand your characters starting skill set):
None / traveling huntress
-Character description (At least one to two paragraphs describing your character’s visual appearance.):
Ruka has somewhat long, wavy, slightly messy tamarind hair falling below her shoulders. Her sharp, penetrating green eyes most likely feature an uninterested, or apathetic expression, especially if meeting strangers . Somewhat slander, she stands at a mere 5'3", often the subject of amicable teasing by friends. Her brown leather clothing, though simple and rather rough in appearance and design, offers her warmth, through a layer of wool beneath the leather. Ruka also wears leather, fingerless gauntlet gloves. A strap diagonally crosses her chest, to which a recurve bow and a quiver are usually attached, along with two leather pouches: the first, small, contains a leather flask, a wooden tinderbox and a whittling knife. The second is used solely to contain a shawl. Light, tight boots are ordinarily present on her feet.
-Character personality and traits (At least one to two paragraphs describing their personality traits and/or quirks.):
She is generally untrusting of strangers, and quick to make an opinion of them. Whilst wary, she is however very quick to take a liking to people, particularly those playful or innocent. It is uncommon for her to speak more than a few words with those she has not befriended, if at all, and as such is usually seen as a quiet individual.
Once a relationship has been established, she may begin amicable teasing, and will often display a smile. Very loyal to her friends, she will without hesitation cover for them, ignoring any harm that may befall her as a result. She prioritizes her friends before herself in all situations. If alone however, her survival will be her main focus, and so if she believes that fleeing or surrendering are the best options, she will not recklessly charge into her death.
Ruka enjoys physical contact such as hugs and will attempt to use it as a means to display fondness. She may at times act as a source of comfort to distressed friends, though words aren't her forté. On the opposite side of the scale, she may be seen as cold or cruel if her loved ones are exposed to danger, offering no mercy to the source of aforementioned danger, showing no qualms about putting down others. She is however rather obedient, and will put her will aside when asked to by someone she trusts or respects.
She cares not for wealth, prestige and fame, choosing to live a simple life off of the wild. She frowns upon disrespect towards nature or the hunt, though she will generally not act upon it. She loves children and will look out for them whether she knows them or not.
-Character biography (At least three paragraphs describing your character's history and experiences):
Born in a rather small, secluded hamlet, she was raised from childhood to succeed the family's duties as the hamlet's protectors. She saw her older sister as an almost heroic role model, and was easily amazed by anything she did or taught her. It is whilst trying to be like her, that she dutifully learned all she was taught, treating every bit as being of monumental importance if she were to become as wise and strong as her sister.
The inhabitants of this communist-like village were mostly composed of hunter-gatherers, and so all were expected to help sustain the foodstock. All children were taught about the regional flora and the basics of gathering, Ruka being no exception to this. Other skills were also generally taught, such as literacy, fletching or sewing, though not as great of importance as those required for their survival. The practice and use of a bow also begun at a young age, alongside tracking and hunting. Children were not however expected to actually hunt, or wield a hunting bow given their age.
Ruka's early years were spent principally focusing on learning most of what was offered, leaving very little to no time for play. She did not mind this fact however, and to this day sees it as 'normal'. As she aged, she began pouring most of her efforts into the art of hunting itself, as she would be required to begin providing for the hamlet in a few years. It was in her early teenager years that her sister took her away from this place, for reasons unknown to her. What she did know however, was that she would be traveling with her, and so gladly followed.
This voyage lasted but a few years, as they were eventually separated. It was not long after however that she met and befriended a slightly older man and continued her travels with him until her early 20s. He eventually settled down with a wife, and, not wanting her to be stuck in one place, told her to continue on without him. She agreed and resumed traveling, searching for her sibling as an added benefit.
-Please give us a short RP response to these two scenarios. (At least one paragraph for each):
You’re walking around the markets at around noon. There’s a lot of people around you, still gathering their items as they prepare to shut down their many stands. Suddenly you feel a gentle lifting of your coin purse as a child graces you and soon after they take off sprinting. You have been robbed.
She slowly looks down to where her purse should have been, her eyebrows slightly lifting as her mouth opens a little, a tad surprised. She lifts her head back up, staring off into the crowd for a moment before closing her mouth, a tad saddened, though she does not chase after the child, thinking that they must have needed it rather badly.
You’re heading back to the city through the woods when you hear a whining coming from nearby. Upon further investigation you come across a grey-coloured wolf that appears to have its leg caught in a bear trap. Around it is three smaller lumps of fur, obviously puppies belonging to the trapped mother. Without help, they’ll all die, but wolf skins are quite valuable too, not to mention that the nearby farms suffer quite a bit from the wolf population.
A slight frown makes its way onto her facial expression, rapidly moving her gaze downwards to avoid eye contact with the wolf, lightly biting her lower lip, the wolf reminding her of her friend's own. She ponders for a few short seconds before deciding to approach it, her walking pace quite sluggish, trying to avoid agitating and stressing it further. Whenever the wolf would growl or show hostility, she would stop still in her tracks and wait, taking her time as she tries to makes sure it becomes used to her presence. Eventually within its reach, she continues with care and calmness as she reaches for the trap, which she promptly forces open. She would then follow the wolves with her eyes as they run off, shortly thereafter continuing on her way.**
**I dislike roleplaying two parties in a given scenario, so I wrote the part where different actions are plausible based on what responses could be given in an assuming 'would' fashion.
Extra notes (Optional, could include theme songs, pictures, etc.): Pictures can be found here. Note however that she was originally an elf, and so the pictures represent her with pointed ears. I chose to modify her to be human for this server, as she did not fit either of the elf races.