Word travels fast in the land of Tamriel. News of the attack on Helgen has spread like the wildfire that burnt the city, and it seems it's the only thing anyone can talk about. The resurfacing of the ancient god-king Alduin means terror for all of Skyrim and her people. The attack on Helgen was devastating; every single person present was found dead, including Ulfric Stormcloak and an unnamed man that society would never discover to be the Dovahkiin. With Ulfric dead, his rebellion vanquished, leaving the Empire as the unofficial winners of the civil war. The Thalmore lost a serious ally for their hopes of overthrowing the Empire, and are now secluded until another opportunity arises. Now that the Dovahkiin is nothing more than a charred corpse like the others in Helgen, there is no prophesied chosen one to save Tamriel, so the world is improvising. Instead of an almighty being with the soul of a dragon, the people trying to save the world is a scraggly band of strangers who have nothing to do with each other. Gods, help us. or, to put it shortly, im a fangirl picking up the game again and wanted to make a story of it. hello, friends, my name is wintersolstice, and here is my trashy attempt at a roleplay! now, obviously i dont expect this to blow up; activity on charms seems to be depleting, and i dont even know if there are any other skyrim nerds here. but, regardless, i figured it was worth a shot. i know i made it seem incredibly dramatic and action-packed in the intro, but i anticipate that constant fighting would be incredibly boring, so instead, this roleplay will be much more oriented around character and development and storyline. now, that does not mean there won't be fighting; dragons are being resurrected left and right, and we still need to murder the World Eater, which does not seem like an easy task when said aloud. i'll be doing my best to guide the story along with reasonable amounts of both throughout. People who know little or nothing about the Skyrim universe are more than welcome, and I will do my absolute best to make sense of the history and everything you would need to know. the storyline will, roughly, go along the same(ish) plot as the video game, albeit with some major changes. with ulfric stormcloak dead, its bye-bye rebellion, and also the main character is also dead. so, whup. but enough about this! lets get into the important bits before i bore you to death. Spoiler: The Rules (Dun Dun Dunnnnn) I actually intend to be rather strict about who I let join this roleplay. I know that replies might not be skyrocketing, and that I should take who I can get, but I really don't want this to stray because of one OP character or someone who can't share the spotlight. I'm looking for literate people who understand character depth. If I find something wrong with your form, I'll let you know in hopes that you change it, but one-liners and no grammatical awareness is a bit stinky. Preferably one character per person, but maybe I'll let some things slide. That's... that's actually it. Everything else is allowed. Romance, go for it, yes please, love some drama. Cussing, please do, feel free. People just found out that an entire city was burnt to the ground. You're allowed to drop an F-bomb. Spoiler: Character Creation & Form As I'm sure you know (or maybe you don't), Skyrim is a complex game with lots of races and opportunities for character individuality. Thus, I encourage you to get some diversity in your character! Here's the wiki in case you need a refresher, or a basis on how you want to start your character. All race-specific boosts will be able to be used in this roleplay, so keep those in mind when making your lad or lady! (or neither, or both!) Also, feel free to give yourself a little companion or stay alone! (Character Form) Name: Gender: Age: Race: Appearance: Notable Skills: Likes: Dislikes: Class/Occupation (Rogue, Mage, Swordsman, etc.): Other (Optional: religion, political views, etc.): Notice how there is no 'personality' section! That's because I trust you to let their personality shine through during the course of the actual roleplay. :> Spoiler: My Character Name: Valdestine "Val" Umbian Gender: Female Age: 23 Race: Imperial Appearance: (See here.) Val is a smaller woman with a rather boyish figure. Her hips are narrow, her shoulders broad. Her legs are rather long and somewhat lanky, and her chest is already rather small but bound tightly with cloth wrappings. The only excessively 'feminine' thing about her figure is her waist, which is hidden beneath a simple beige sweater with darker, baggy sleeves that cuff just above her wrists, and a thick, semi-turtleneck collar. Her face is a bit more square and rather narrow, with a strong jawline and high cheekbones. Her eyes are sharp and slim, and a dull orange in color. Her skin is deeper than a Nord's, but not as dark as a Redguard's; as is the case with most Imperials. She has a number of blemishes and scars, from roughed up skin to the scar just above her left eyebrow. Her pants are large and baggy, held up with a tightly knotted string of rope, and lazily tucked into her worn down cloth boots. Her hair stops maybe two inches above her shoulders in thick, messy brown waves. Notable Skills (or lack thereof): She excels at pickpocketing and sneaking around, and is decent with a dagger. She has pretty awful social skills and her lack of charisma is embarrassing. Likes: Karnwyr (her dog), clueless people, nighttime, bread, trees Dislikes: The government, guards, cells, cities Class/Occupation: Rogue Other (Optional: religion, political views, etc.): As previously mentioned, she has a dog named Karnwyr. He’s a brown sort of wolf-dog affectionately nicknamed ‘mutt’. She has no political opinions. Spoiler: Character List I will be taking a maximum of four other people. This group will be a close-knit one. - Valdestine "Val" Umbian - belonging to me. - Khaled Anan - (@Sentorus67) - Lorenz Valdiing - (@Hallowed) - Jo’dran “Jo” Jovadawi - (@Riverrunner) - Ryon Longhorn - (@Red Gallade) - Zander Frey - (@Barefoot_Kittens) Aaaanndddd that’s it! Wow that took a while. Congrats to you for reading everything, especially if you don’t even want to join! Kudos to you, my friend. Kudos. And, as requested, tagging @kyuukestu who will most likely be one of the only replies, but also who convinced me (with a single post, I was waiting for someone to tell me to just make one >w<) to make this thread.