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#1 Azendi

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

So I decided to throw together a small template for us who love working out every nook and cranny of our characters. Thus far I've only decided I'm familiar enough with the lore of the charr - so it's what I've written. If anyone feels like they may contribute by writing the templates for the remaining races, I'd gladly post them here too with credit to the person who's made it. PM me if interested.

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Here are some resources for you who aren't certain of your biography/order questions:

The Character Creation Questions.
The Orders of Guild Wars 2.


The CHARRacter Biography Template.
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The Basic Template
...used for creating the template above (Sourced to The Clandestine of Rift's Argent RPPVE EU server).

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Did not bother to wrap that in code. That will be done once someone feels like finishing a race-specific version; but do feel free to use this template regardless.!

Post your templates in this thread (do not feel the need to post your character's full name if you haven't already reserved it on Guild Wars 1) under a spoiler tag: [*Spoiler*][*/Spoiler*] minus the asterisks.

Feel free to expand or remove as you see fit. If I find any additional questions or options useful, I will add them to the list as well!

Edited by Azendi, 10 April 2011 - 10:55 PM.


#2 Raena Arvalle

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:02 PM

I love these kind of things, you know that ;D Will fill mine in tomorrow!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:45 PM

Main~
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Alt~
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Another alt~
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Edited by Bokatisha, 18 June 2011 - 04:44 PM.
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#4 Archaes

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:16 PM

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#5 Azendi

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:54 PM

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Omg I'm in love :D

Also, you're missing part of the template (both of you). Can you not scroll down in the "code" section?

Edited by Azendi, 09 April 2011 - 12:02 AM.


#6 Archaes

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:39 AM

Azendi said:

Omg I'm in love :D

Also, you're missing part of the template (both of you). Can you not scroll down in the "code" section?

Ah, I see. I'll add it on then. :)

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

Azendi said:


Also, you're missing part of the template (both of you). Can you not scroll down in the "code" section?

Eep! Edited ;)

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

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#9 Neveris

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:21 PM

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Cyrus here reporting for duty.

Edited by Neveris, 09 April 2011 - 07:21 PM.
forgot mah spoiler tags :v


#10 Raena Arvalle

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:25 PM

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I might edit this later on, did it really quickly ^^

Edited by Raena Arvalle, 10 April 2011 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:42 PM

Neveris said:

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Cyrus here reporting for duty.

MyCy <3 Love it.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:44 PM

Raena Arvalle said:

MyCy <3 Love it.

:3 I'm glad <3

#13 Alastair

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

Here's my quick stab at it, I'm not very good at these things :S

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Edited by Alastair, 25 April 2011 - 08:27 PM.
Spelling, new ideas.


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

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Edited by Skyelark, 09 April 2011 - 10:42 PM.


#15 Raena Arvalle

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:05 AM

Love reading about all your characters, keep 'em coming :)

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:36 AM

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I will probably edit this as I work the details out

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

I am genuinely impressed by the amount of originality in the characters posted so far. For an MMO community, Guild Wars seems to have adopted some very fine roleplayers.

Very well made character sheet, Azendi. I like the fact that you included negative aspects.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:29 PM

Ok, here comes my mesmer! :)
Sorry for my sloppy english.

[spoil]
CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY TEMPLATE:

-- GENERAL:
Full Name: Blasius Acutus
Nicknames: Blasius, having no close friends people call him by his first name.
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Apparent Age: 22
Hair: Bald/Buzzcut
Skin: Caucasian, pale.
Eye Colour: Grayish-blue
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 163 lbs
Body Composition: Athletic, casual.
Brief appearance: Very uniformed "nazi" look. Simple but intimidating. Has gauged ears.

-- DISPOSITION:
Religion/Philosophy: Respects the Six but doesn't depent on them.
Chosen Order: Order of Whispers
Profession Specific Question: Domination
Personality Question: Ferocity
Race Specific Question 1: Noble
Race Specific Question 2: Unknown parents
Race Specific Question 3: Lyssa or Grenth

-- ACTIVE LIFE:
Profession: Mesmer
Current Occupation: Mercinary
Signature Weapons: Sword and pistol
Signature Armour: Black/brown leather "officer" coat

Companions: None. Travels alone, unless hired by/with a group of mercenaries.

-- PERSONALITY:
Likes: Ebon Vanguard, legend of Gwen and anything Ascalonian, bars in general...
Dislikes: The Charr, The Seraph and the Queen, people of Krytan descent...
Hobbies: Jewlcrafting, Tailoring...
Strengths: Master in both melee and magic which makes him a very versatile fighter.
Weaknesses: Schizophrenic, unable to bond with fellow group members...
Positive Personality Traits: Independence, Initiative, Adaptability, Patience...
Negative Personality Traits: Has a short fuse, Bad tempered, Frantic, lack of self-control, lack of compassion...
Misc. Quirks: Dislikes when people stare directly into his eyes.

-- EXTRAS:
His childhood was...: Traumatic. Having no parents he was raised by a strict uncle (from his Ascalonian side) and an aunt (Krytan).
This affected him how? Altough being raised in a wealthy family, with decent but strict parenting,
having a grudge against his Krytan side of the family eventually leads to series of events that end with murder of his foster parents.
Being of pure Ascalon blood he dissaproved his family being mixed with filthy Krytans.
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Edited by blasius, 10 April 2011 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

[spoil]CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY TEMPLATE:

-- General:
Full Name: Alexander Thaddeus
Nicknames: N/A
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Apparent Age: 25-30
Hair: Blond
Skin: Tan
Eye Colour: Emerald
Height: 6'2" / 188 cm
Weight: 155 lbs / 11 st / 70 kg
Body Composition: Visibly trained, yet not overly muscular.

Brief appearance: He combs his long blond hair back, he has stark emerald eyes, and a great big bushy beard. His armour is generally dominated by silver or white colours, complemented by gold hues here and there.

-- Disposition:
Religion/Philosophy: I follow Kormir - the goddess of order, spirit and truth. I aspire to be courageous, just and resolute. I believe perseverance is a man's greatest virtue... and his greatest vice.
Chosen Order: The Vigil. Should we fail, then at the very least our last stand will delay the Elder Dragons long enough for the other Orders to find the true solution.
Profession Specific Question: Visionary's Scarf. One day, I shall set out to see the vast world, but today, I protect Kryta.
Personality Question: Dignity.
Race Specific Question 1: Noble.
Race Specific Question 2: Dead Sister.
Race Specific Question 3: Kormir.

-- Active life:
Current Occupation: I am trying to aid in the efforts to drive the centaurs back, but I do so within the walls of Divinity's Reach. The loss of their daughter has made my parents more fearful for the safety of their son, and I am reluctant to insult their valid concern. They wish me to become a part of the Ministry Guard. I do not.
Signature Weapons: Sword and shield / Staff.
Signature Armour: To respect the divine woman who grants me strength each day, I wear armour reminiscent of the extinct Sunspear order, combining white and gold colours.
Profession: Guardian.

Companions: Lord Fahran claims to be my friend, but I have my doubts. I often mingle with commoners, as I enjoy their company.

-- Personality
Likes: I value a good duel, both between the blades of a sword and the blades of the mind. I enjoy the sights of Kryta and beyond, and hope to explore Tyria some day.
Dislikes: I am reluctant to trust necromancers and mesmers, but my trust is open to all willing to prove themselves. I despise delusion, deception and a narrow mind.
Hobbies: Chess, duels, smithery.
Strengths: I stand by my allies, no matter what.
Weaknesses: My devotion to my friends opens up an opportunity to strike at me.
Positive Personality Traits: Resolve, courage, justice and perseverance.
Negative Personality Traits: Perseverance and curiosity.
Misc. Quirks: His lineage traces all the way back to one of the Ascalonian refugees that fled with the aid of stalwart heroes. This has in part shaped his eagerness to repay the favour of those heroes by defending Kryta.

-- Extras:
His/her childhood was...: hectic. Although his parents indulged him and his passion to follow the path of a guardian, they always wanted him to be involved in more political and judicial matters, as it had become a tradition.
This affected him/her how? His education resulted in resourcefulness and a sharp wit, whereas his combat training means he is willing to work as hard as any commoner. Despite the desire to help out, he currently stays within Divinity's Reach, financially fuelling the battle against bandits and centaurs, as well as training volunteers.[/spoil]
Not even a character I'll make, probably, but I was bored enough to write this up.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:36 PM

Tzu said:

I am genuinely impressed by the amount of originality in the characters posted so far. For an MMO community, Guild Wars seems to have adopted some very fine roleplayers.

Very well made character sheet, Azendi. I like the fact that you included negative aspects.
I've noticed this too, I really love our community :)

#21 Raena Arvalle

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:30 PM

Such wonderful templates again!

And yes I have noticed it too, and it really lifts the spirit to see the creativity of the community :) I'll be so sad if we don't get a RP-server now, it's an imperative!

#22 Oww

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

I know there is an RP social group you can join.  
And I know there was a poll awile back on a RP thing in the guru, not sure on the results though.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:03 PM

i think its decent now check it out if you want  


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the inspiration>>>>
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Edited by Bengali SlickFur, 14 April 2011 - 12:26 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:08 PM

Oww said:

I know there is an RP social group you can join.  
And I know there was a poll awile back on a RP thing in the guru, not sure on the results though.

There was a poll on walking (that's now deleted for some reason) a while ago, the vote leaned towards adding it to the tune of several hundred, and ArenaNet still said there wasn't to be walking.
Though I do believe they'll add it.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:16 PM

Neveris said:

There was a poll on walking (that's now deleted for some reason) a while ago, the vote leaned towards adding it to the tune of several hundred, and ArenaNet still said there wasn't to be walking.
Though I do believe they'll add it.
Wasn't deleted.

#26 Illuvian

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

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Really cool characters guys. I only hope mine is up to par.

#27 Raena Arvalle

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

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Really cool characters guys. I only hope mine is up to par.

Your char is gonna hate Rae's sister xD Nice template!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:40 PM

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Your char is gonna hate Rae's sister xD Nice template!

I take it Rae's sister is some sort of Order thief then? Also, Rae's father must be crazy for having (had?) three girls.

Also, I'm glad this template is up to par. Might have to make one for my charr elementalist now...

#29 Kiartan

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:05 PM

Oh, go on then… :)

[spoil]CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY TEMPLATE:

-- General:
Full Name: Samual Crale
Nicknames: Everyone calls him Sandy.
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Apparent Age: 23
Hair: Dirty blonde/ginger
Skin: Pale
Eye Colour: Green
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 76kg
Body Composition: Slender and light, but not thin.

Brief appearance: Tussled medium length hair but clean shaven. Perhaps a rather large nose, but certainly not unattractive thanks to a good bone structure and high cheekbones. A warm and broad smile that creases his eyes when he laughs.

-- Disposition:
Religion/Philosophy: "Good friends and good ale make for good people." He follows the Six Gods, particularly Lyssa and Melandru, but takes a keen interest in the philosophies of others.
Chosen Order: Durmand Priory
Profession Specific Question: Water
Personality Question: Charm
Race Specific Question 1: Commoner
Race Specific Question 2: Missed Opportunity
Race Specific Question 3: Lyssa

-- Active life:
Current Occupation: Sandy is a scholar and researcher. He'd spent a lot of his time as a student at the academies and libraries in Divinity's Reach, but recently became involved in the city's defence effort. He doesn't yet consider himself a fighter: though his knowledge of the workings of magic is extensive, he has rarely ever had to apply it in battle. He is only doing what he can to help.
Signature Weapons: A gnarled staff
Signature Armour: Green and tan scholar's robes. He always wears an intricate weaved leather wristband his father once brought back from the Shiverpeaks.
Profession: Elementalist

Companions: Sandy fought his first skirmish alongside three others: the guardian Alexa Weaver, the mesmer Eldwyn Blake and the necromancer Lavinia Frost. The group remain close friends.

-- Personality
Likes: Having a go, having a laugh, and having a drink. If you're buying the next round, a pint of ale please!
Dislikes: Arguments, guns and thieves (he views them as dishonourable and cruel).
Hobbies: Sandy always loved accompanying friends on trips and adventures, though never saw the attraction of going it alone.
Strengths: Intelligence, creativity and a burning desire to help others.
Weaknesses: Inexperienced and manipulable: he feels guilt and pity too easily.
Positive Personality Traits: Can be warm, optimistic and curious.
Negative Personality Traits: Can be naïve, reckless and self-denying.
Misc. Quirks: He has a slight claustrophobia, discovered recently when he accompanied a companion into a dark and narrow cave. Though he didn’t panic, he became quite twitchy; his companion testified afterwards that being with a twitchy elementalist in an enclosed space hadn’t been an enjoyable experience.

-- Extras:
Disposition towards other races: Generally very tolerant, though he finds the arrogance of the asura's assumed superiority more than a little irritating.
His/her childhood was...: Very happy. Both Sandy’s parents are still alive, though his father, who was a merchant, is now rather infirm. His mother is a historian, who introduced him to the heroes and legends of old. He grew up immersed in books and legends.
This affected him/her how?: A small part of him still aspires to be like the great heroes from Ascalon who fulfilled the Flameseeker prophecies. He was told as a child that he could be a descendant of one of those heroes, but he now dismisses this idea as a childish fantasy. [/spoil]

Gosh. I've never really RP'ed before, but I enjoyed that!


Also, there is no way I am going to be able to make it to release without changing a lot of that information :)

Edited by Kiartan, 10 April 2011 - 10:44 PM.


#30 Maus

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:41 PM

I will totally fill this out! I just have to research the lore of the race I'm going to choose (most likely Human or Asura)