Thread: The Crossing of Poros
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This is set in southern Ithilien at the crossing of the River Poros, the one point entry between Ithilien and the Harad. It has been barely two months since Ner Zhul moved back north, and the people of Gondor attempt to reform a good standing army. In the south, some distance from the cities of Osgiliath and Minas Tirith, the crossing of Poros is being guarded by an assortment of men, elves, and dwarves, all who were hired and were brave enough to withstand the heat of the south. Captain Ranus is just one of the few captains stationed there, on a routine basis. But trouble has arisen. The dreaded lord of the north Nerzhul is moving again, he sends word to the southern leader of the Haradrum, Nadrumal, to overrun Ithilien suddenly, allowing Ner zhul to also attack, in a two pronged attack that will almost definately destroy Gondor. Now the Guards of Poros will have to try and hold down the Haradrim and foil Ner zhul's plan.
1) No Godmoding
2) None or very limited use of Magic.
3) you have a limit of 12 lines to post (exceptions when we are changing the story etc.)
4)Try not to post so much in one day
5) You can choose to be a Guard at Poros, or one of the Haradrim
6) Etharion is co-GM.
7) We will start when 4 people have posted their bios.
From: Minas Tirith
Weapons: Long Bow, sword, spear, dagger, and shield.
Allegiance: Army of Gondor
original post Posted Tuesday 3rd April 2007 (01:01pm)
rank elvin ranger.
home unknow but clames rivendeal.
wepons two short elvish swords. long yew recurve bow , and many elvish daggers.
aligence royal elvish elite.
Race: pure-blooded Numenorean, as it was of old, +290 years old
Rank: a Lord in the House of Cirdan
Description: 6'0", blond hair going right below his ears, grey eyes, big build,
Weapons: all mithril and of Gondolin make, large elvish sword, a short curved knife hidden on him, a bow of the Galadrim, his wisdom, knowledge, experience, and strength.
Allegiance: the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth
Personality: Slow to anger, but when he does, it's not pretty, loyal to his friends, fearless in combat, ever eager to face danger, he exercises little caution when it comes to himself, and no caution if friends are in danger. A wanderer, he has much knowledge of places, and experience in many things.
When is this supposed to take place? Before or after the fall of Sauron, before Aragorn served as a captain under an assumed name?
Originally posted Thursday 5th April 2007 (07:53pm) Edited for info reasons.
One more person and we can start.
1) No Godmoding
OOC: Curiousity, what is 'Godmoding'?
Name: Onigosien Calicien (goes by Oni)
Race: Man/solider, friend of several Gondorian Generals and captains.
Gender: Female, about 19-21
Appearance:curly red-brown hair, tied back, 5'7-8", almost golden eyes, usually wears a dark grey cloak.(she can be stubborn)
Skills: good with most weapons and with working out conflicts(treaties, surrenders, that sorta stuff)
Random info: she is easily angered, very opinionated and can be agressive if pushed too far. Around those she knows, she is more relaxed and easy-going. Oni is very loyal and will defend her friends to the end.
Race: Elf...warrior maiden...would rather fight than meander through Mirkwood listlessly.
Gender: Female, about 18-21
Appearance:long straight red hair, half pulled back, 5'10, brown eyes, loves to wear the colors of the woods...browns and greens...blends in VERY easily.
Skills: An expert with the bow and arrow...also good with the throwing of a dagger.
Random info: Eglaviel means what she says and sticks by her word. She can get annoyed...but works not to show it. Is very loyal. And loves to laugh. Is not as into composing poetry and songs as some elves are.
the hot sun beat down upon the banks of the river Poros. Whilst a little vegetation grew on the north side (Gondor) in the south was barren and eventually desert. and through the river Poros was a crossing, a bridge that had withstood war for some time. No one expected the bridge to be attacked again, except the cynical captain Ranus. Glancing around he glanced at the southern end of the bridge where two towers stood, where Ranus had been careful to station men. on the north side were also two towers , but go a little further north and there was a palisade fort, with a ridiculous 10 watchtowers around it, again at the insistence of Ranus.
Ranus was standing at the north end of the bridge, ignoring the sun completely. While cynical he did show joviality and comradeship towards his fellow captains and subordinates. Unfortunately today he wasn't in that sort of mood. Turning to the fellow captains with him there he half muttered, "Bet there'll be an attack soon. Peace can't last this long here."
ooc i edited my profile.
And he was a man on a mission. A task was set upon him by a very powerfull...man.
Already there were advance scouts sent up all the way to the bridge of Poros, a place which the Harad war chief deemed to be a simple stop on the way to destroy Gondor. The two dark skinned scouts wore scarfs to keep the sand out of their mouths. They were curently hidden atop a dune, looking across the clearing at the towers guarding the bridge. They observed for some time and then vanished back into the scarce undergrowth.
Spear in had he strode in the middle of the gate and shouted 'Stop'. He tried to question the men but as they answered wildy in fear and Anardil, not wanting to be caught off his post looked around to see if there was someone who could fetcht the general or one of his captains.
"Attack?!?!!" she yelled questionly, unsure if it was the enemy or just a tense guard.
Fionw’ had just warned him from a southern tower of movement, and arrows had fallen near Eglaviel as she moved south and it was Ranus' point of view that some haggard men, resembling HAradrim scouts, were running at Anardil. Ranus gritted his teeth, a messenger had just told him that a rider had come to the fort. Ranus looked slightly confused when he realized it was Onigosien, a veteran captain from the previous war. "Alright, tell her to come here directly, very politely," As the messenger galloped off, he quickly mounted his horse and raced to the haggard men that were moving towards Anardil. The scouts got too close to the towers and some were brought down, whilst the others escaped south. Ranus dismounted near Anardil, "Is everyone alright? "
ooc:You should have said that in the rules. But anyway who exactly is your character?
So..you can control ONLY your own character!! The GM's (me and Haldir) will take care of all the rest..
Corgon:Please...try to take this as a bit of positive criticism.. Cause your posts are totally unreadable..it slows down the pace of the story when i have to deciphre what you mean in your posts.. Its ok if you dont know english well...but writing sentences is the same everywhere. (except maybe China..) Try to start your sentences with a capital letter. That is.. make the first letter in your sentence BIG, the rest small. And punctuate your sentences. You have only one sentence in your posts..cause the dot is always only on the end. Then..when your character is saying something put caption marks before and after the stuff your character says. That is.. like this: Corgon said "I will fight them." in a angry tone. "Who are you my friend?" he asked.
Ok? And as i said..there is no godmoding..you cant write that something is happening that me or Haldir didnt write.. There are no people in the desert. Please edit your last post.
A other note..it would help if you were all ordinary soldiers. Pleeease no great generals, princes, or knights in mithril armor with whole battalions of soldiers following your every order..
Try to be a ordinary Gondorian guard/soldier...it will make the story more interesting and give the roleplaying more quality.
To Etharion: Now i understand the game better.
"I was coming to warn you about the possibility of a small skirmish but judging by the looks on everybody's faces, I assume I am too late for that. Tell me what you wish me to do, Ranus," Onigosien smiled lightly, studying the fort which she hadn't seen in so many years she had lost count.
Corgon - At the gates
It would also help if you underline it and bold it, to make it even more easier to spot. This is used in most RPG's on other sites as well..it really does help.
Now..releating to the story.. im still waiting for Haldir to post some new developments, so until then roleplay your characters to the best of your abilities and develop their personalitys a bit.
As his shift, ended Anardil went into the guard room to rest and maintain his equipment. Sighting, he went to the window and looked out towards the mountains. he had been so excited when he had learned he was to be posted to he Guard of Poros. He had thought he would see much more action than with the Cair Andros guard but so far not much had happened and he was rather bored with the monotony of things.
Ranus- Northern end of bridge
"Well Oni, you're the more experienced one, so you should know what to do." Then Ranus remembered, "Well actually, it would be appreciated if you took charge of the large machinery here," Ranus gestured to the two large trebuchets, each one next to one of the northern towers, "Unfortunately we haven't really have that many of these but with your experience, I'm sure of that your accuracy with these could make them deadlier." Then Ranus actually smiled slightly, "But perhaps you would like to meet the most trusted and skilled soldiers here first." With that he called out for Fionwe, Anardil, Eglaviel and Corgon.
Hearing the call os his captain, Anardil came out from the guard Room and went to find his captain. He found him at the northern bridge, and after saluting him wondered why he had been called.
ooc: Can anyone give a description of the fort, locations, etcs...
Recovering from her surprise...Eglaviel quickly headed torward the captain's call.
corgon northern side of the bridge
at the sound of a soummons corgon graped his bow from where it was proped aginst the wall slung it over his sholder and made his way to haildar lossing his elvish blades as he approched him.
" you calld for us mi'lord?" he askd with a deep bow. " how may i sirve you."
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Ranus gave a nodded to those who had arrived, Anardil, Eglivial and Corgon. "Well what took you so long." then he couldn't supress it, he grinned, "Eglivial, as usual you came out of nowhere, you have got to stop blending in like that. And as usual Anardil the way you're going about checking that arsenal of equipment, maybe you're overdoing it a bit. Corgon, you have got to stop bowing like that, we're all companions here. turning to Onigosien he introduced his soldiers, "Not all have arrived yet, but these are some of the greatest soldiers I have worked with, Anardil, Egivial, Corgon, and Fionwe who will get here shortly I hope. soldiers, this is Onigosien a veteran of the last recent war."
Turning to Onigosien she said, "It is an honor to meet a veteran of war such as yourself."
Oni politely noddded at each person as they were introduced to her, admiring the talents that Ranus was describing. He certainly has accquired a strong team this time....i just hope its enough. She thought to herself.
"Would one of you be so kind as to point me in the direction of the trebuchets and introduce me to the commanding officer there?" Onigosien asked, once Ranus had finished his introductions.
Fionw’- Northern end
Fionw’ came up from the southern end. "You have called for me, sir," he said to Ranus, saluting.
OCC o sorry i didnt know i have to close them i dont really use them alot ill get it right next time promice.
Ranus- Northern end of bridge
Ranus shrugged, "Well Onigosien, we really don't have an official commanding officer for the trebuchets. We usually have turns taking charge when required but theres no permanent officer. And speaking of taking turns, Fionwe, just in time, this is Onisogisien a veteran of the last war, Oni this is Fionwe, he was in charge of the southern towers today." Turning to the fort he added, "We take turns at a lot of things," then again he grinned, "Yesterday it was Fionwe's turn to write the monthly report back to Minas Tirith. And I got Eglaviel and Corgon to do the editing. It was Anardil's turn on lookout yesterday." (If you have a problem with that last bit let me know, I was only trying to start a converstation)
Race: Mostly Numenorian
Skills: A good bowmen, and average swordsmen. Good at basically any projectiles actually (Archery, trebuchets etc)
Appearance: brown Hair, grey eyes, Wears rangers garb, complete with cloak, bow and arrows.
Background/History: Fairly new to command, Ranus, since being appointed to be a captain at the crossing of Poros, has been labeled by some of his men as 'Captain Cynical' or more popularly 'Captain C' for obviously being cynical. Despite his cynicism, Ranus is actually friendly towards his men mostly except is susceptible to moments of dark moods which his soldiers put up with understandingly and fortunately not too many times.
OOC: Not at all, Haldir. I have a question. I created the character that I am playing some time ago, and I have created a history for him. Now my question is, can someone make references to that character's history, or use things from it, even if it isn't in any other rpgs?
By the way, dont forget to put your whereabouts and name at the top of your post.
Plus, please do not leave one line posts!!! Give it some effort and write at least 2-3 lines... It aint that hard.
"Unfortunately sir i can't handle trebuchets being mostly trained in sword and spear fighting, and using the long bow along with other skills such as patrolling, guarding, etc... most of the things we learn at the academy. But i have can read and write, hopefully," he finished grinning.
" i am not unfilaiur with them but prefur to just stay on the battel lines im far more skilled with my daggers and bow that one of thows over sixed slingshots."
Oni nodded slowly.i wonder how much experience Ranus' troops have had with the trebuchet. If these people are any indicator we could be in trouble...
"Well then Fionwe, if it is not too much trouble, i would have you accompany me to the trebuchets since it would appear you have the most experience in the matter. I must have an idea of your men's skills with the trebuchet before we are attacked. Shall we?"