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Question about roleplaying

ZakkariahZakkariah Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
I was wondering what the rules are regarding character's history pre-creation. I know most people have "amnesia", can't remember the first 18 years of their life or so, but I had a simple story in mind for Zakkariah.

Basically, my headcanon is: Zakkariah is a human who was abandoned by his parents at birth, but taken in my a Rajamala Monk named Daigo, who used to live in Shallam before it's downfall. Living in a cave, Daigo taught him the basics of being a Monk, and general life skills. Daigo, being very old, eventually died and decided he was done with life, and allowed Lord Ugrach to take him, never returning to life. Shortly after, Zakkariah was kidnapped by the pygmies.

Now I know it's probably silly because this doesn't really affect the game at all, but is this kind of thing allowed? Obviously, there is no character named Daigo that fits that description, and anyone in game who was a member of Shallam won't have ever known him. But I was just wondering if this kind of backstory is allowed or if the default is "nobody remembers their life before the age of 17/18".

Thanks!

Comments

  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorPosts: 4,530Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    As long as doesn't go against game cannon/lore/history and you don't claim to be the spawn of an actual known denizen/person (without consent), you're a-okay and in fact, I would say it's encouraged. A lot of people go down the amnesia route just because not everyone has a story right away, but if you've got one that fits in well with the game world, go for it!
    "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."
    CailinShirszae
  • ZakkariahZakkariah Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Melodie said:
    As long as doesn't go against game cannon/lore/history and you don't claim to be the spawn of an actual known denizen/person (without consent), you're a-okay and in fact, I would say it's encouraged. A lot of people go down the amnesia route just because not everyone has a story right away, but if you've got one that fits in well with the game world, go for it!
    Cool! So it's ok that I'm using a made up citizen/denizen then? Nothing else of importance really happens in the backstory, basically raised as a vagabond, so no going against lore or history there!
  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorPosts: 4,530Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yup, made-up people are definitely a thing. 
    "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."
  • ZakkariahZakkariah Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Melodie said:
    Yup, made-up people are definitely a thing. 
    Cool, thanks for your help!
  • FrederichFrederich Posts: 1,228Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Frederich grew up in nimick up until he was 18 and set out .
  • MathildaMathilda Posts: 491Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Mathilda is supposedly from Inbhir Ness who was captured by tsol'dasi and then sold to the pygmies. Die, tsol'dasi!

    Also, I recall reading somewhere (it might even be from another IRE's forums) that the visible denizens + the player citizens are only a small fraction of the actual population of a city. So you're very much free to invent your own denizen characters as long as they're not flying in the face of canon. 
     <3 
    Shirszae
  • CailinCailin Posts: 60Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I always thought it was neat when people make up their background. I kind of felt like a cop out to say I lost my memory, but on the other hand it did give my IG mom the freedom to tell me I was raised by merpeople. :)

    I've even seen people pretend the whole pygmy thing never happened. I forget who... I think someone told a story of being raised on a farm, and someone came and raided and killed his family, so he moved to Eleusis. I might not be remembering that quite right. It was a good story.
  • IniarIniar Posts: 79Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Everyone has freakin' abandonment issues.
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 2,054Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Zakkariah said:
    I know most people have "amnesia", can't remember the first 18 years of their life or so
    This is because people are lazy, not because it's encouraged or the default "canon."

    The whole point of HELP BACKGROUND is that you can make your character history pre-Loom Island rich and detailed, though stay away from ridiculous/implausible storylines of course.

    During the Age of Guilds, several guilds even required novices to craft their pre-18 history for guildrank advancement.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
    Kyrra
  • CailinCailin Posts: 60Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Krypton said:
     

    pre-Loom Island
    whispers Loom Island doesn't exist anymore

    (tbh I'm not crazy about the pygmy thing as far as background stories go. newbies are always like... 'why does everyone let their kids be captured by pygmies?' It's a great tutorial, but it doesn't make much sense.)
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 2,054Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The Portals surveys as Loom Island.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • ZakkariahZakkariah Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Well I mean I feel like really it's only for headcanon purposes (and in case anyone asks IG), because only two or three people ICly know Zakkariah's story. And for those of you reading this thread that now know, you might reread my poem about the Oak tree and realize it was about Zakkariah #2deep4me
    Zenii
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 473Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I was a farm boy from some nameless rural area. Parents killed by chaos creatures when I was ten. Ran away, lived on my own as a beggar, then was captured by pygmies and brought to targ. I was offered to bloodline several times but never did cuz of the story. Best I could do was be adopted unofficially.  You can go pretty crazy with what you do.
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • CailinCailin Posts: 60Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Torinn said:
    Best I could do was be adopted unofficially.  
    Why not officially?
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,114Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Because there's no such thing as official adoption in Achaea.
  • IniarIniar Posts: 79Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Antonius said:
    Because there's no such thing as official adoption in Achaea.
    Too much paperwork
  • GavriilGavriil Posts: 35Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I'm a Rose. 
    image
    Zakkariah
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