Thread: Notes for the Quest for the Straight Road - READ FIRST
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Lord Aelric has persuaded me and helped me with a character.
Are you writing soon? Are you done yet? Can I read it now? What is taking so long? Are you done now? What about now? Now then?
Race: Men - Black Numenorean
Physical: Average height. Average strength. Not beautiful but has unusual eye colour (dark blue) for a Numenorean. She is womanly and has the grace and nobility of her race.
She dresses in black, in a masculine fashion but not armour. She carries a short sword and short fighting knives. She wears one piece of jewellery - a dragon pendant, wrought in mithril by dwarves before the rise of Morgoth. She also has a dragon emblem embroidered in mithril thread on her horse blanket and on the left sleeve of her jacket. She wears a black leather cloak and hood which shadows her face.
Skill: She was trained in sorcery while in the service of Sauron. I must stress, however, that she is NOT a sorceress. Her abilities are limited.
History: She has a connection with Lord Aelric.
Vaeltira seems cool! I wouldn't mind if it was her riding towards the fellowship now and not the elves....
So i'm up for an alternative, come on in Vaeltira.
Oh and a spot of Aelrics History in brief... its not public knowledge as he isnt using his true name, but Aragorn will almost certainly recognising him.
Born around the same time as Aragorn in the middle part of the 2900's,
but ten years younger. Came to understand his destiny as a royal exile
and only surviving claimant to the thrones of Arnor, Gondor, and Umbar
---- problem was his family had for centuries been in thrall to Mordor
and as such owed their claims thru those that descended from
Ar-Pharazon and his deeds against the Valar. For the decades in his
youth he was taught to hate the Eldar, and Elendili, and was acutely
aware of the actions of his contempary Elessar, fostering a personal
hatred of him in particular... This all ultimately came to head in the
War of the Ring, but they had their share of skirmishes well before
this, when Aragorn went under the name of Thorongil. In time, Aelric
(real name: Ael-Minytur), came to prominence as a successful general
and champion of Umbar & South Gondor. Sauron made him his Lieutenant
of his Southron forces revealing his intent to allow Aelric to lead the
assault of Corsairs up the Anduin river after razing Pelagir, he was
thwarted by the Dead men of Dunharrow & his rival, Elessar.
Since then, although he is hellbent on revenge, and seeks to depose the
pretender, he does acknowledge that Sauron has deceived his family and
his people for all this time. At this moment he is split between wanting
a reconciliation of the remaining Men of Numenor and pursuing his claim
to the throne. Meeting Elessar personally, he thinks, will decide his
If you want Vee, i'll set you up nice like?
Our smilies are dancing together.
Fear not, if it is too annoying Amarie can delete it!
I want her to evolve during the Quest. At the moment she loves no one and cares for no one except for Aelric to whom she is fiercely loyal. Living in Mordor left her emotionally stunted. I want her to grow emotionally during the Quest and perhaps find a reason to live within this new world of men. This will be difficult for her especially when she finds out what the Quest is for!
Aelric is a Sea-Captian(having led the Corsairs and being Numenorean his skill is without peer) as well as a Knight, and if you folk are still wanting to seek out the Gem in far-off lands across the seas as opposed to Mordor, then he can be the Key. He can also allow safe passage to Umbar where his Ship is moored and from there take the group to the Isle where the Gem can be found.
Along the way issues of trust between Aragorn the company of elves n dwarves and Aelric and Vaeltira may or may not be resolved, afterall its a big ask of Aragorn's faith to trust someone who is a political rival and blood enemy.
So please tell me if this is ok with at least all that can reply in this timezone... so i can proceed later todaywith my next installment.
PS... The Kiljoy Aelric declares DEATH to the Line-dancing Wiggles - Destroy! Decimate! Delete! Delete! Delete!
Please don't gang up on her. (sniff)
Maybe she can work with you and Amarie - a joining of all their skills and powers to do something or other.
I like that we may have met before....... oooooooh...... a possibility.
Keep her alive until Monday when I return!
Nils post fits great! I was thinking AmariŽ recognized the pendant too, but only from descriptions in stories as elves normally have perfect memory. Vaels blue eyes made AmariŽ think that it might be some family ties involved (numenorians have grey eyes don't they?), and wanted to sneak a peak to see which which side was strongest in her, good or bad.
Amas mindskills are limited, and takes a lot of energy. Her skills are in healing, she cannot cause any harm with those gifts (not much anyway). Her nature is to look for good. Poor Nil can't help her mind-wanderings and AmariŽ is just looking after her.
Since she was a child AmariŽ could feel where pain came from, what caused it and how to calm it
Amarie was a healer and Nilgaerien was a hunter. Where AmariŽ saw a strong mind and a good heart for her to revive and heal, Nilgaerien saw the weakness and doubt like a wild animal would look for in a prey. Wild animls often hunt i packs, Nilgaerien was alone.
You like my post? I wasn't sure how well it fit but I needed some connection between the pendant and Nil for whatever reason my warped brain comes up with. Yeah, poor Nil...I really like who she's evolving into though. When I first added her, I had no really clear idea on who or what she was but she has turned out splendidly!
Well, Nil gave me an overview of the story (Thank u!). I read it, did my best to understand it, then I come here to see that lot more has been added to the story. I think that the story's moving a too fast for me to be able to catch up with it *runs but stops soon tired and confused* Hmm....I guess I won't be able to make it. I wish I cld at least write a bit to the story before I leave but I won't make much sense having not understood wat has happened. So plz keep Aragorn safe! And the rest too. And put in more action. Then maybe someday, someone will read this story and decide to publish a book on it (I'm not denying the person may as well be me!). Pah! wishful thinking!
So, All the best ppl. Had fun contributing to the story till I cld and had more fun fighting with Amarie who shld delete his or her version of the story whenever we posted at the same time. (And that happened very frequently)
Also, these people that were lured into the worship of Sauron, and from whom she and Aelric are descended, are still Numenorean and still have the qualities of that race, albeit slightly misdirected. She feels anger at their abandonment and jealousy towards the elves which she sees as the favoured race.
That wont do now will it?
Did folks conveniently disregard the "Vampiric Blade" he's using? or not understand what was going on... No matter, i suppose i'll have to be more clear in future. Well the Blade sustained his life-force long enough for Amarie to lend her assistance, in the nick of time, so he wont stay wounded forever i hopeses, as we seem to be taking an age to move beyond the outskirts of Lorien.
Aelric's River-barge lies waiting on the shores of the nearby Anduin, i'll do my utmost to maneuvre the group in that direction so then WE can progress down river to Umbar, thence to the Isle of the Gem.
Any chance of a quick run down on who is what and who is still with us?
Like the two Dwarves(Mori & Dori?), Roland, Arkentos
Active party members include (to my mind) : Aragorn (at least he has to be there or thereabouts) Amarie, Nilgaerien, Roth, Vaeltira and Aelric.
This Fellowship of the Gem is due a shake-up, like in the War of the Ring and the passing of Boromir. It would be dramatically appropriate to make one or more of the above characters exit the story in style - a victim of this last encounter with the Orcs.
Just a suggestion, but i think streamlining the tale makes sense, afterall, some of those not actively involved, could have their character's unwilling in principle to trust in the word of a Black Numenorean and his notion of Safe Passage" to hostile territory (Umbar)
Right im doin' a post in the tale and I'll be gone for a couple of days work and all. So keep roth involved but keep him in character.
I dont want ta come back and find he's gone all wussy on me
Could we lose Aragorn when LA86 goes? He could lead some others somewhere for somekindofsomething and meet us later, entrusting the safekeeping of the company but not the leadership to Aelric. That would annoy Aelric. Or does Aelric's presence require Aragorn's?
Besides, if and i mean only IF, Aelric does come good then this will have greater significance if the New King(Elessar) is present. Maybe things will go the other way - who knows?
Dont worry Darous, i'll give a good account of Roth as very angry wormfood... lol - j/k
And as for anyone aside from Aragorn leading or telling folk what to do, well it dont seem to work to well with the Psychos in the group... hehehehe
Lets keep the momentum going is all i say, cos the last coupla days have been fun, and the writing of high quality... especially ???
I'll line dance for you again....
Come on you lot! Post! Amarie! Stop whatever you are doing and post!!!!
Just had an idea! How about asking Val if he would come back and write for Aragorn? Or is he too busy?
Where do all the horses come from??? Nil had one, Vaeltira had one and Aelric had one, then suddenly they multiplyed. I just pretended Aragorn had borrowed Nils horsie, but now there are talk of more? Just wondering...
Ahhh....so Roth and Nil are supposed to reconcile?? Hmmm....interesting possibilites.
And I've got an interesting question: Vee and Amarie, do you ever fall in love with your male characters?? I do all the time. I'll create a new male character for whatever story I'm working on then suddenly, I'm falling all over myself and trying to "portect" him. LOL - or perhaps I really have fallen off the deep end?
I can't sleep. It gone 2am. I'm tired.
Now gone 3am and I am still not asleep.
Just thought - I'd like to see more interation between characters - talking and stuff. They all have issues.
I hope when Darous returns he will agree that Roth hasn't gone all wussy!!!!
Also, can someone confirm whether Roth is an elf or a man please? I thought he was an elf with an axe but I've just read a post which says he is a man!
Apologies if I got it wrong.....