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Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:45 am

Reaperbones Wrote:Name: Alex Randal
Race: Human with some small amounts of Draconic Heritage.
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Bio: Alex grew up in one of the smaller villages that sat in between two countries. His family was a bit ostracized due to his great-grandpa's relations with a dragon, so growing up Alex felt a bit of the discrimination caused by differing races. He never really let it bug him though he did wonder why people focused on differences. While the village never accepted his family it never cast them out until, Alex decided to break a law he saw as pointless and old-fashioned. He combined magic with technology and his family was exiled for combining the gods' gifts with mankind's tools. It was a quick trial as Alex presented his first invention, the impact gauntlet, which used wind magic to increase the force applied to a target on impact, and the court identified it as forbidden. It didn't help that he also had a smoke grenade that used wind and fire magic as well as a grappling hook that used earth magic to pull the thin rope inside it. Him and his father were sent into the Shadow Kingdom like most exiles.
Their travels in the Kingdom lasted for a good few months before they came upon the first village. The village proved the exiling to be a blessing rather than a curse. They found a town that shared their belief of magic and technology being combined. The townspeople explained that nobody in the Shadow Kingdom viewed it as taboo and that they had been given free growth through the rumors of the kingdom being death for all. Both of them were given a place to build a home and workshop on the outer edge of town, but Alex began feeling a burning sensation on his back that worsened every day he was there. After going to the town doctor and being examined, a marking was found which the doctor explained could only be understood by the Shadow King. Alex was given escort to the castle that stood in the middle of the lands. After entering he was guided to the throne room by mechanical knights. There the ancient king explained that he was to be the next ruler after he had earned his place. He was told that his appearance was perfectly timed as the Shadow King had a perfect goal for him. Thus began the re-balancing of the world through conquest.
Perks:
Shadow Magic: The magic granted to him by his right as the Shadow King's heir.
Basic shadow magic- Can mimic basic spells of the four main elements, but only to a weaker degree. These elements are fire, water, air, and earth.

Artificer skills and tools: Alex's profession and training in combining technology and magic.
Starting tools- Alex can craft and carry a weak impact gauntlet, three small smoke grenades, and a grappling hook with a twenty foot range.

Dragon's blood: These perks are related to Alex's physical strength and come from the dragon's blood inside him awakening.
Weak Dragon's Magic- gives Alex basic access to magic, but his mana supply is smaller compared to most races.


it had barely been a day since you'd met the current shadow king and already he was sending you out on the war path, he'd had word sent to your father, and then had the shadow kingdoms army gather in preparation for the beginning of the assault with you at the helm, but the first move would be yours so you could take your time or you could get things moving immediately, the easiest places to start would be the bordering kingdoms there where a few, and that gave you options:

-Lidmas: a human kingdom founded upon a strong basis in laws, and placed firmly in the lawful good end of things, they have a modest army, mostly consisting of infantry, knights and archers, there is nothing to suggest that they have siege equipment, or anything particularly advanced, magic is seen as holy, and combat use is prohibited.
-esethil: a small kingdom of wood elves, filled with proficient archers, and many magic users but lacking in infantry and numbers, meaning that invading shouldn't be too much of a challenge, though the kingdom is known to have some strong hero's who may be an issue even for the shadow army, or so the rumours go.
-Harfenholm: more of a city state than a kingdom, it had once been part of a larger kingdom that had collapsed almost 100 years ago, a hot bed of corruption, crime and villainy, the city is disorganised, small and poorly maintained, but it has strong walls, and plenty of low lives to defend it, all in all a mixed bag, with many races, and backgrounds, taming this city could prove fierce but capturing shouldn't be too hard once you crack the perimeter walls at least.

you had been left alone to think but there where servants nearby if you needed anything, or wished for them to fetch an adviser or a general, a couple of the kingdoms mechanical knights stood guard not far away, as well,
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 am

Alex leaned back in his chair, staring at the map. He contemplated each city, and thought about the benefits of each. He finally decided to yell to one of the servants. "Would you mind bringing me the general and financial advisor. I need some numbers crunched."
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:23 am

the servant, a young maid, nods and runs off to find people for you, and after a few minutes, you find, a tall woman armoured in an intricate plate mail with short neat dark hair, and a man in formal attire, entering the room " you called my prince" the woman states as she walks in her manner wasn't formal so much as candid, it seemed she would be pretty direct with you, however in convenient that might prove to be
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:10 am

Alex gave them both a warm smile. He wasn't used to the title of royalty, and he often forgot his position in the kingdom. He speaks as they enter. "Hello friends, I require your advice. I believe I have made my choice on where to begin, but I'm not sure the profit is worth the risk."
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:01 pm

"well then let us discuss your target, young throneling, and we shall help you work out it's Viability," the financial adviser tells you.
" we can always make more mechanical soldiers, the cost will be low regardless of the target" the general tells you, she seemed a little impatient
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:57 am

Alex looked at the financial adviser before speaking. "I was contemplating taking Harfenholm. It should be fairly easy to take over with it's lack of organised military forces. What do you think the profits would be?"
He then turned to his impatient general whom he summoned over with a wave of his hand. He spoke as he rose from his chair. "I don't believe I've heard either of your names. As you know I am Alex Randal. And you two are?"
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 am

"hmmm... Harfenholm, honestly I would have to check my records, but if I remember correctly, it is in a favourable position for mining especially with respects to resources on our side of the border, the city itself is likely to have some merit otherwise I doubt it would have survived so long though i suspect that would likely be in illicit trade and smuggling, opposed to any useful tangible materials, but that may well lead to profit if we where to trade it on, either inside, or preferably outside the kingdom, the later we could achieve using the cities existing agents to facilitate trade without associating it with ourselves." the adviser tells you, making notes as he speaks.
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the general comes over as you ask "I am Ser Mira Andros, General of shadows, defender of the realm" she tells you
" and I, throneling, am Alarn Magus, I don't feel the need for titles but I have a few if you wish to know them" the adviser tells you with a calm smile
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:52 pm

Alex rested his head on his hand as he listened to the advisor speak about the city. He spoke after the man finished. "The metal is my biggest interest. More metal means more soldiers. Is the metal produced stronger than what we can produce or the same?"
Alex looked between the two as they introduced themselves. He spoke with a cheerful tone. "I don't care much for titles. Even my title doesn't matter. It's not as if I've earned it yet. General Andros, how would you judge me based on appearance? What is your honest opinion?"
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Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:38 pm

" the metals haven't been surveyed by us so it is hard to say, though if I where to guess, I'd say about the same" he tells you promptly
the general eyes you up for a moment before speaking " you are low born, clearly skilled in artificing, you are built like a scholar rather than a warrior and I have no doubt I will have to drag you out of danger on a number of occasions, beyond that there is little to say" she tells you
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Alex gave a nod to Alarn before listening to Mira. He close the distance between them and spoke. "I would have to say you're not wrong. Now let me give my opinion of you. Your brash and aggressive, preferring to solve your problems with a blade rather than your tongue. You've seen many battles and wear your scars with pride. I know that I can rely on you to fight for this kingdom, but I also know that you don't want to fight for me. I trust you, but you don't trust me. Am I wrong?"
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:16 pm

" not entirely,I am fine with fighting for you, as you represent the kingdom, I do not trust you, because I don't know you, and you are an outsider, but my king trusts you so until you show me otherwise I will hold his trust as my own, if you do not betray him you have nothing to fear from me. aside from that you are correct I haven't the mind for politics and I would rather deal with things with the honesty of my sword, than have to worry about deceit in the words of others" she tells you promptly
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Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:20 pm

Alex reached his hand up and gave her armor a tap. He spoke with a warm smile. "Well the only thing that you need to know about me is that I don't want you to die for me. Your duty is to make the enemy die for their kingdom, not the other way around, am I understood?"
Alex looked her in the eyes before speaking. "I also expect that you'll always be honest with me. I left all the gossip about me back in the town that exiled me. I don't want any to begin here."
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:26 pm

she nods in understanding,"I have no intention of dying for a very long time, and I am always honest," she tells you looking back at you " I assume you had questions for me to, else I wouldn't be here" she tells you
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:36 pm

Alex gave her a smile and spoke. "Oh don't worry, I have plenty of questions. Me and you need to plan our date in Harfenholm. I feel like starting the night off with a good infiltration and setting up some way to destroy those walls. Any suggestions?"
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:43 pm

" infiltration is a good strategy small team disguised as traders perhaps, give them the ingredients to make some bombs which they can make inside the city and plant at the base of one of the nearest section of wall and blow a hole for the Knights to enter through" she tells you " I'd recommend sending at least one artificer to create the bombs" she tells you
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Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:48 pm

Alex nodded and answered her. "I'd probably be the best choice for the role of artificer. That way I can make changes to the plan on the fly. Question is should I bring my lovely date in with me or have her wait with the army?"
Alex mad sure to look at her when he said date. He wanted to make sure she caught his flirt and his meaning.
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Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:52 pm

she ignored the flirting, " I do not suit the look of a trader, nor the disposition, I will lead the main forces. if you are going in as an artificer I better send another as well, I am told you skill level is low, we could do with someone who can amplify the explosives quite a lot" she tells you
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Alex gave her a pout when she ignored his flirt. He shrugged and spoke. "Here I was hoping I could see you in a dress."
He walked back to his seat and spoke in a serious tone. "We'll blow the wall and then you lead the troops in. I'll pop a smoke when you enter so you can find us."
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Re: Shadow king[Reaperbones]

Postby sogekik » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 pm

" I do not wear dresses," she tells you with a serious look " that sounds like a good plan yes, from there, our forces can spread out and secure the city" she tells you
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Postby Reaperbones » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:16 pm

Alex sat down and responded with the same serious tone. "I wanna cpture as many crime lords as possible. We'll interrogate them, get any connections we need, and then publicly execute them to pacify the less savory types. They'll learn quick that I have no mercy for those who threaten my goals and friends."
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