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God. My mommy.
God. My mommy.
I have undressed a god.
I joined Achaea and created Verily with a vague idea of a personality and nothing more. Having finally settled on being a serpent in Shallam after days of indecision ( I'm terrible at those decision things, nasty little buggers ), she wound up growing fond of a pair of conflicting mentors, one of whom was cast out from both house and city not long after. The rifts and intrigue with both them and related individuals provided me with a lot of fun early on, helping me to establish Verily's inquisitive nature and willingness to bend rules.
I eventually received an offer from a pair of lovely parents-to-be for Verily to be their elusive and unknowing daughter, with bloodlining to come when the pieces fell into place ICly. This let me arrange a proper backstory for her, which also further let me settle on her being a little village girl with big dreams and a yearning for higher society. At this point I finally had an idea of who I was actually playing, and things were really starting to fall into place. Unfortunately, those parents-to-be disappeared into sudden dormancy before everything was carried out ( @Batista you get back here right this instant! ).
The most influential moment in her life, without question, was when @Ourania visited Shallam and confronted @Halos. This inspired her to learn of the Goddess, and all the wonderful interactions that followed have shaped Verily more than anything else. To this day, her devotion for the Moon Goddess is her biggest defining feature.
Special mention goes out to certain Occultists for helping Verily break out from her shell.
Really, it's just been the people I've gotten to know that have shaped both my character and experiences in the game, and I'm grateful for the times I've had with them. Might just be luck, but I've loved almost every last minute of it!
The one person I will always remember and who has shaped my current outlook on character interactions would have to be Zii. Not because of anything recently as I am fairly new, having just returned from a long absence, but from when I made a Runewarden many many irl years ago. I played in Cyrene at the time and had asked on the newbie channel about what weapons I should use or something to that affect. I got this message that if I could meet him at the fisherman he would give me some shortswords that I could use, of course that meant I had to figure out what fisherman he was talking about. I was completely new to Achaea at this point and had no idea that Cyrene and Mhaldor were on opposite ends of the spectrum and Zii never treated me like it either he just answered my questions and helped point me where I was asking to go. Needless to say when I came back and made Ladrun I was glad to see that he was still around.
Sir Metzger de'Nakat says to you, "Santar hoisted you out of the city?"You say, "Yes, Sir."Metzger gives you the once-over, eyeing you suspiciously.Sir Metzger de'Nakat says, "Squire, for the next 5 years, you're going to enter every Eleusian rampage you see. You're going to spar every Sentinel you meet. And the next time that bastard crosses your path, you're going to bring me his head."
P.S. I never did.
Originally, before I actually did the character creation, I came over to Achaea to play with my best friend, who also started over with a new character. We figured out a basic backstory of them being born on the same hour of the day day, and raised in Tasur'ke until the age of 18. The details that came after literally didn't form until we started playing @Isaeah and Ashe. One of us would come up with a random "Hey do you remember when you did xyz?" and the other, without prompting, would just go with the flow. That alone literally shaped Ashelynne's foundation.
Skye will never forget that after straying and wandering for so long, @Neraeos was still watching and waiting for her to return and serve him. That's why she's still Nereian where so many others have already forsaken oaths and strayed. She's been tempted many times of course, and sometimes harbours doubts, but Nerry is the thing that roots her to reality and society. Otherwise she'd just be kind of a psychopath >_> I'm always terribly afraid that one day, losing Nerry would cause her to BSOD for real. There are of course lots of other things that 'shape' her, or at least sides that she thinks are good to present to other people, but she's ultimately first and foremost a Fishy.