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AodfionnAodfionn Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,136 @@ - Legendary Achaean
With the fantasy genre rife with archetypes and tropes, I'm kind of curious to see what names pop into folks' heads for some of the standard roles. For an Achaean twist, I've added a few specific to the game. My answers in italics. 



Who do you think of when you imagine...


The honorable knight: 

Aerek. Maybe Anedhel, if he'd cut his hair. 

The wise old wizard? 

Havyn. 

The healer/cleric? 

Halos.

The unwilling hero?

Antidas. 

The cunning villain?

Taraus. Amunet. Kaevan. 

The rogue wanderer?

Skye.

The merchant?

Shayde. Or Kaiu. 

The bookish scholar?

Torinn/Elipise. Nerds.

The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

Tesha will get you murdered and keep you optimistic all at once.

The mage driven mad by power?

Hi, Aegoth.

The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

I play in Targ, idk what a bard is

The feistiest dwarf?

Antidas

The gentlest giant?

Greys because he refuses to ever not be in dragonform

The crazed barbarian?

Austere

The noble thief?

Antidas because he's the only thief I can think of. 

The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

Havyn acts like a damn classy lady. 

The common peasant?

Jinsun. Or Tibitha, because she's a farmgirl. 

The scariest Divine?

Aurora because she will murder me and Artemis because I live in constant threat of earthquakes IRL.

The most eligible Undead bachelor?

Ugrach? Moar like Ooo-grach!
Aurora says, "Are you drunk, Aodfionn?" 

(The Targossian Academy): Halos says, "Go on! I need to feel the wind in my hair!"


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  • ShaydeShayde Member Posts: 243 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited November 2016
    The honorable knight: 

    Verrucht

    The wise old wizard? 

    Carmain

    The healer/cleric? 

    Elipise

    The unwilling hero?

    Karren

    The cunning villain?

    Jinsun

    The rogue wanderer?

    Rip

    The merchant?

    Madelyne

    The bookish scholar?

    Herenicus

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    Gawi

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Aegoth.

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    Not a bard, but Laytron breaks out in song every hour.

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Laytron

    The gentlest giant?

    Carmain

    The crazed barbarian?

    Jinsun

    The noble thief?

    I know too many thieves. I'll say Xuaco with how much he has stolen.

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Aodfionn

    The common peasant?

    Juree. He does not carry anything of value on him when I rummage through his inventory/packs.

    The scariest Divine?

    N/A

    The most eligible Undead?

    Belladona

    Added: Rich Bastard

    Zulah



    Mishgul
  • KezKez Member Posts: 632 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I answered from long ago. Anyone for some sentimental crap? I think only two of these people still log in. :(

    The honorable knight: 

    Meahnem

    The wise old wizard? 
    Eamon

    The healer/cleric? 
    Carmell

    The unwilling hero?
    Garth 

    The cunning villain?
    Bood 

    The rogue wanderer?
    Ozfingwe

    The merchant?
    Keturah

    The bookish scholar?
    Mulkerrin

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?
    Rocktamer

    The mage driven mad by power?
    Coran

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?
    Ralph

    The feistiest dwarf?
    Molotov

    The gentlest giant?
    Das

    The crazed barbarian?
    Jarik

    The noble thief?
    Silvaria 

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?
    Cree 

    The common peasant?
    ?

    The scariest Divine?
    Pandora

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?
    Zsarachnor
    TrillianaShayde
  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,790 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The honorable knight: 
    Metzger, the Iron Lion.

    The wise old wizard? 
    Zhuge was never a wizard, but I always took notes when he spoke.

    The healer/cleric? 
    Elowin

    The unwilling hero?
    Kenway

    The cunning villain?
    Lorielan. Flair. Rho. Tenebrus. Honorable mention, Melodie.

    The rogue wanderer?
    Taril

    The merchant?
    Trey

    The bookish scholar?
    Aikou. Orklanishkal and Vayne come to mind, but I never really met them in person.

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?
    Santar

    The mage driven mad by power?
    Aegoth

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?
    Griffel, mostly just laughing. 

    The gentlest giant?
    Gnaash

    The crazed barbarian?
    Rangor

    The noble thief?
    Tenebrus

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?
    Beneficia

    The scariest Divine?
    Babel, officially, but as soon as Lorielan reads that she's not top pick, I'm sure she'll rectify that.

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?
    Kemnast. Every girl loves a man in uniform.
    -- Grounded in one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
    Leinad
  • KresslackKresslack Lost at SeaMember Posts: 5,547 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The honorable knight: 

    Tirac

    The wise old wizard? 

    Erhon

    The healer/cleric? 

    Melodie (pre-Mhaldor)

    The unwilling hero?

    Eril

    The cunning villain?

    Taraus

    The rogue wanderer?

    Khairt

    The merchant?

    Magnar

    The bookish scholar?

    Amunet

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    Ovid

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Dowager Montagenet

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    (IDK)

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Faur

    The gentlest giant?

    (IDK)

    The crazed barbarian?

    Rangor

    The noble thief?

    Zulah

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Czanthria

    The common peasant?

    Lukan

    The scariest Divine?

    Sarapis when he's drunk

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    Slith

    The Old, forgotten knight?

    Vexlore




    Shayde
  • JurixeJurixe Where you least expect itMember Posts: 1,537 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The honorable knight: 

    Tirac (This might be subject to some debate as I never had to fight Tirac. His character mannerisms, to me, were always of a perfect gentleman, but his opponents may not agree. Having said that, he was still the first one to spring to mind, with Trey a close second.)

    The wise old wizard? 

    Hycanthus, or perhaps Beneficia. Most mage characters I've interacted with either only qualify for either old or wizard.

    The healer/cleric? 

    Liliana, just because she would bless everyone in sight if she could.

    The unwilling hero?

    I feel like Parni best fits this category given what transpired. Don't know any adventurers that really would fit this.

    The cunning villain?

    Sabiru is my first choice, but only because I'm biased and I never really was part of any actual villainous planning besides raids. If I'm honest, Tvistor fits this category in style and execution to a T. 

    The rogue wanderer?

    I don't know if he's in a city now, but Beya comes to mind. I liked how he would visit each city equally and spend time with them, that was the closest thing that I ever encountered to the travelling bard archetype. My character disdained him for his profession, but I respected him as a player.

    The merchant?

    Trey is the epitome of a great merchant for me, seems like there's no deal he can't work in his favour, and that's a combination of dumb luck, great cunning, an opportunistic eye and pure stubbornness in the face of unfavourable gambling odds.

    The bookish scholar?

    Beneficia, probably because she was obsessed over libraries and recording ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. 

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    I can't believe no one has said Cain yet; he was the original, though Aegoth's certainly taken up the mantle. Then again, he would also blow himself up for no reason sometimes, so.

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Mage Cain is also who jumps to mind first for me.

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    Probably Lyaeus. Adventurer bards...never met one yet. Well, maybe Tancred Lasalle, if he was a Bard. 'Final Resting of Travian Shea' is still one of my favourite Achaean works.

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Faur is the only one that I really associate with any kind of Dwarf roleplay. I generally dislike Dwarves - no real reason, just don't like them for whatever reason.

    The gentlest giant?

    Silvarien, probably. Soooooooooooo many artefacts but wouldn't hurt a fly with them.

    The crazed barbarian?

    I'm kinda stuck on this one. I want to say Cain again but Cain is on everything remotely 'crazy' here. OH - Bain! Their names even rhyme, it must be a name thing. But yeah his public posts were gold.

    The noble thief?

    It's difficult to say. Probably Tvistor, back when he stole. Otherwise, I think it depended on the day of the week - once Jarrel actually gave me back half of 600k after I told him it was for a license, but then got very angry at me and said he should have kept the gold cos I got him killed on his second incursion, so I don't really think that counts.

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Kaevan was always the epitome of nobility for me. So many people tried to emulate his aristocratic air, but only Kaevan really made it feel genuine - mostly because he's like that in real life as well haha. Otherwise, probably one of the many Cyrenian lords and ladies, mainly because it's easy to RP a noble in Cyrene.

    The common peasant?

    Anyone who isn't CR3 and above or in an aligned city is more or less a peasant to Jurixe. Haha I kid. (mostly) No one really springs to mind, but by definition this person would be extremely ordinary, so wouldn't have caught my notice.

    The scariest Divine?

    Sartan. You never know whether he'll approve of what you do or not, particularly when you're not a combat-type.

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    I really never looked at the descriptions for the undead (mainly because I don't go to the UW) but I guess Zsarachnor?

    The old, forgotten knight?

    I want to say August just because that sounds like an awesome name for a knight. Maybe Kaelin or more recently, Batista. Out of Mhaldor, maybe Shiro or Metzger. Aaseth? Hesa? Can't remember any more.

    SiduriKresslackTrey
  • JinsunJinsun TN, USAMember Posts: 2,563 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The honorable knight: 

    Antonius

    The wise old wizard? 

    Ezekial

    The healer/cleric? 

    Farrah, because I unno?

    The unwilling hero?

    Seragorn? We drag him out a lot when he's busy.

    The cunning villain?

    Melodie? Probably had the only cool villain that I know of that wasn't just her being douchey.

    The rogue wanderer?

    Skye?

    The merchant?

    Laytron

    The bookish scholar?

    Juniko, Lianca, Sybilla

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    Jhui, Dalran, any occultists in a raybomb

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Cain

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    People bard?

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Tordahl

    The gentlest giant?

    Jhui or Seragorn

    The crazed barbarian?

    Proficy, your the right choice.

    The noble thief?

    No such thing. This mechanic rips off people so hard that anyone who claims to be "noble" about it is flat-out lying, don't care how you RP it.

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    We don't have those in Ashtan

    The common peasant?

    Shirszae

    The scariest Divine?

    Babel

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    Slith

    The old, forgotten knight?

    That poor guy that used to guard Shallam
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    Szanthax
  • KresslackKresslack Lost at SeaMember Posts: 5,547 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I wish I'd have given long form answers for mine. Now the edit button is gone. 


  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,294 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Jinsun said:
    The honorable knight: 

    Aerek and/or Metzger will always be the shining examples that come to mind, though honourable mention to Tirac.

    The wise old wizard? 

    I can't really think of any characters who fit this, which is so weird considering how common of a trope it is. Will just have to give it to Hycanthus as well!

    The healer/cleric? 

    Contest between Elowen and Halos, for two very different reasons.

    The unwilling hero?

    Ellodin. The perfectly capable guy of handling things but is generally preferring not to step up. But he's the hero we need.

    The cunning villain?

    Saeva. You wouldn't think it, but she is capable of great and terrible things.

    The rogue wanderer?

    Skye hands down.

    The merchant?

    Trey, though honourable mention to Proficy for sure.

    The bookish scholar?

    Selira. Could always go to her for information about just about anything, when she was active.

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    Aegoth. Never give him reason to holocaust unless you're prepared for this.

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Also Aegoth.

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    Griffel, an old throw-back. Most famous for his wahmbulance.

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Tinathia! Very calm in general but manage to do the terrible thing and daaaamn.

    The gentlest giant?

    Gnaash, bless his heart.

    The crazed barbarian?

    Aodfionn, for particular reasons others might not know about.

    The noble thief?

    Tenebrus, always and forever.

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Cree, who Mel always tried so hard to model herself after.

    The common peasant?

    Wilbur. Always Wilbur.

    The scariest Divine?

    Sartan, for very obvious reasons, but also because there just remains so many goddamn unknowns.

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    Kemnast for sure. Would walk arm in arm with him.

    The old, forgotten knight?

    That C-guy who wanders around Eleusis. Never remember his name.

    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,294 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ehh crap, messed up that quote a bit. That's what I said, not what Jinsun said!
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • JurixeJurixe Where you least expect itMember Posts: 1,537 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That C-name person is Cirdan and is actually who I was trying to remember for the scholar part!

  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,294 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Then I substitute in @Makarios as my choice because why not.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • NicolaNicola Administrator Posts: 425 Achaean staff
    Old forgotten knight wandering Eleusis is Cwincan, Cirdan is Cyrenian.
    Melodie
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 1,603 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    He doesn't wander anymore on account that he's Eleusis's spark keeper now.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • JurixeJurixe Where you least expect itMember Posts: 1,537 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nicola said:
    Old forgotten knight wandering Eleusis is Cwincan, Cirdan is Cyrenian.
    Oh I read C-name and got so excited on remembering Cirdan that I didn't even read the second part of the sentence. My bad!

  • MagnarMagnar Member Posts: 35 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    The honorable knight: 

    Kasa

    The wise old wizard? 

    Jukilian

    The healer/cleric? 

    No idea

    The unwilling hero?

    Rino - For selling his primes unwillingly to me but it still makes him my hero. :D

    The cunning villain?

    No idea

    The rogue wanderer?

    Well, she is not a rogue somehow this reminds me Bambi. I don't know why.

    The merchant?

    Seragorn

    The bookish scholar?

    Rasui

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?
    -

    The mage driven mad by power?

    -

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    He is not a bard but i think it's Laytron. It makes me cry because his voice is not that good :p

    The feistiest dwarf?

    No idea

    The gentlest giant?

    No idea

    The crazed barbarian?

    -

    The noble thief?

    -

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Czanthria, I didn't speak much her but I really love her.

    The common peasant?

    Me. I am in Hashan about 48 years, I didn't even get a single cityfavour yet :D

    The scariest Divine?

    I don't know much about divines yet.

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    -

    The Old, forgotten knight?

    I can't recall his name now. It seems he is really forgotten.
  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,314 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Before I do the thing... @Aodfionn, why you rag on Annie's hair? S'so pretty :( 

    Okay, moving on!

    The honorable knight: 

    Shallamese Ellodin. 

    The wise old wizard? 

    Aodfionn, but less Obi-Wan and more Zeddicus. 

    The healer/cleric? 

    Lianice.

    The unwilling hero?

    Azelhu, always thinking she's too small to beat people up. I miss Azelhu :(  

    The cunning villain?

    Tanris and friends. 

    The rogue wanderer?

    Skye.

    The merchant?

    Iron Chef Skye! <3

    The bookish scholar?

    Lachlan, what a nerd <3.

    The guy who blows up your party for no reason?

    Tesha. Hands down.

    The mage driven mad by power?

    Mithridates, if he'd played like, two more days.

    The bard who can make you laugh and cry in a single song?

    Aelios, he so terribad at singing.

    The feistiest dwarf?

    Antidas.

    The gentlest giant?

    Talarna.

    The crazed barbarian?

    Rangor!

    The noble thief?

    Don't know no thieves :( 

    The Lord or Lady of noble birth?

    Aldair. She so fancy :( 

    The common peasant?

    Tibitha, for sure. 

    The scariest Divine?

    Aurora. Ain't no one scarier than a grand lady you wanna impress.

    The most eligible Undead bachelor?

    Asztrik purdy. 
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