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The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Name: Soren Longtalon, Heir to Count Kuneer and the Duchy of Tyto
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Race: Thalari, Hoo'el, Tyto
Appearance (pics if possible):
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Mage?: Yes, but very unskilled and used more as a side talent to his other abilities.

Bio:
Long before the Ouranocracy established dominance over many of the Thalari tribes capable of flight, indeed, long before many of the modern nations of Eboris arose, the forests of Hycernia were known as the Umbraweald. So great in number were the giant pines of the great forest that day never reached the forest floor and the entire area was pitched in eternal night. In this realm of darkness, many disturbed creatures roamed in search of food and other such neccesities. It is believed that the recesses of the Umbraweald were among the last hiding places of Demonic survivors after the Demon Wars. Within these darkened woods, only two of the civilized races could truely establish a foothold. Wayn'el, the batmen, and the Strigon, a combined force of the various Owl tribes. United solely by their hatred of the Bats, the Owls fought viciously and effectively, in the end all but wiping the batmen from the face of Eboris. This was accomplished through an act that lead to most other Thalari tribes shunning the owls existence. The Owls abandoned the Thalai, engaging in total war with the bats. To the Thalari of Antora, the Umbraweald became a cursed land, a spited one.

In the dark centuries between their victory over the bats and the arrival of Zahhak, the Strigon Council, which ruled over the Owls, broke down. Though most of the outside world knows Owlmen under one name, Hoo'el, there are in fact two distinct tribes of Owlmen in the world. Strigans, or in High Antoran, St'el, and the Tytos, or Bar'el. Strigans are notable for being larger and more war like, while the Tyto are more agile, cleverer, and one of the very few beastmen groups that abandoned the thalai who have more than one child per generation capable of using magic. Using their wits and the strategic terrain of the Umbraweald to their advantage, the Tytos drove out the Strigans, forcing most to become refugees in Dascus, where they have become somewhat renowned as smiths. Now with truely no competition left in their kingdom of darkness, the Tytos truely abandoned their old ways, adopting a method of governance similar to the infant Tasharen Empire. Abandoning the name Bar'el and the tribal structure, the Umbraweald became a feudal realm known as the Duchy of Tyto, made up of 14 constituent counties with numerous baronies underneath them.

In the remaining years as an independent state, Tyto built many great "castles" within the giant pines of the Umbraweald. These fortresses were carved into the trunk of trees and could be larger than even some Dwarven Fortresses. Most citizens of the Duchy however lived in small hanging huts from branchs known as Rovels. The country mostly farmed domesicated animals and mushrooms that grew on the forest floor, through use of slave labor they captured from outside countries like Eshon. The mountains kept any reprisals out of the territory, and life was good in the Umbraweald. Also in this time period, a new minor faith arose among the Tytos. A syncretic belief of Faenar mixed with elements of the Thalai, the worship of Alba arose among the Duchy.

After these centuries of peace, a new development in Tyto society arrived in the form of Zahhak the Dragon King. Upon his arrival at the duchy, he gave the Duke of Tyto, Ezyl III, Count Kuneer, an ultimatum. Bend the knee and accept the new ideology that Zahhak brought, or burn. Ezyl, a weak willed and feeble ruler, accepted without hesistation, allowing for the formation of the Ouranocracy. Slowly, over the remainder of Ezyl's reign, the power of the Tyto was slowly contained. Forced out of 8 of the counties in the duchy, The Tyto strongholds in the remaining six became over populated, which lead to an outbreak of Pellet Pox. At the founding of the Ouranocracy, Tytos made up 75% of the population. By the time the plague and subsequent famine were over, they barely made up a tenth. Among the victims was Ezyl III, which lead to his great nephew succeeding his titles. On what would become their great cultural holiday, the Tytos coroneted Furcata I, to lead them through the dark times ahead.

Furcata fought talon and beak to cling on to his powers, as did all of his succesors for the next 300 years. Though there was no lost love between the Dragonkind and the Tyto, the two found themselves forced into a peculiar alliance in the Hycernian political game. The Tyto would use their knowledge of advanced metallurgy and forest architecture to form the backbone of the old Hycernian military, as well as build the great canopy cities that dominate the kingdom. In return, the Dragons gave the Tyto absolute control over their own land and turned a blind eye to the worship of Alba. Neither side ever trusted each other, and prepared at every oppourtunity to wipe the other away, but the constant pressure of other power hungry tribes forced them to work together.

As time wore on, Tyto presence in the military slowly decreased, as did the hold of Zahhak's descendants. The end result of this was the Dragons, as all dynastys eventually do, falling to the Eagle tribe. This spelt disaster for the Tyto. Of all the other tribes and groups in Hycernia, none held more animosity for the Tyto than Kh'el. While the new king wouldn't dare make any direct moves against the Duchy yet, the current Duke, Auran II, began his preparations. War would once again come to the Umbraweald, and this time it would be the Tyto fighting for survival. Fate has a fair hand for Auran however, as during this trying time, his firstborn son was hatched.


Soren was born in Bubo, the capital stronghold of the Duchy and the jewel of Kuneer. An heir was the one thing the Duke needed to truely secure his position, and Soren gave him that. The youth was sheltered for most of his childhood within the deepest chambers of Bubo, for good reason. Though the Eagles would not dare make a move against any previous ally of the Dragonkings until their rule was secure, they had many vassal tribes that would gladly do the work for them. Chief among these groups were the Ar'el, the Ravens. Led at the time by the third Raven King Zan, the Ar had long aligned with the Eagles, riding the more powerful tribes coattails straigh to the top. As fellow dwellers below the canopy, they were the perfect enemy for the Tytos.

Indeed, around Soren's 5th birthday, he was kidnapped by a strike force of Ravens from within Bubo, and brought back to the odious capitol of the Raven tribe, Carron. There he was kept as a prisoner for nigh on two years. Somehow, through the cruel nature of his captors, Soren retained his innocence and optimism. Near the second anniversary of his captivity however, a night that the Ar'el would refer to for the next two years as "Eve of Suffering" struck Carron. That night all of Hycernia was reminded of the cruelty and ruthlessness of Tyto. Auran II, the Duke of Night descended upon the Raven capital with nearly the entire Tyto military. They struck silently and quickly, rescuing Soren, while also killing any young raven male and smashing any eggs they found. The Ravens suddenly found themselves secondary to the crows in their own clan, and the entirity of the Ar'el swore revenge upon the Duchy for the future.

From then on, Auran realized that sheltering Soren would only lead to further disaster. Soren instead was entered into a strict training regimen that included tutoring in a variety of subjects and advanced martial training. The young dukeling however kept his spirits up. Unlike the brooding disposition of his father, Soren remained cheery, optimistic, and energetic through the training. While his father dreaded the day that war would once again come to the Tyto, Soren eagerly awaited it. He remained confident in his ability and the Duchy's ability to fend off their enemies in the Ouranocracy and reestablish the Tyto as the rulers of the Umbraweald.

As predicted, war arrived. The Ar'el, desperate for revenge nearly two decades after the Eve, attempted to attack a Tyto tree fort known as Nyroc. They underestimated the preparation of the Tyto, however, and once again the Raves found themselves massacred by the Duchy. Only the Raven King himself, now a younger ruler known as Roc, and his honor guard escaped to bloodshed. Realizing that he could not return to Carron and keep his life, Roc fled Hycernia for better grounds in Eboris to stage his return. Tasked by his father, Soren and his own guard pursued the former Raven King out of the Umbraweald. The trail has since led him to Haden Hill, where he ended up at least temporarily joining forces with the Hammer, deciding that the Demonic Invasions were a more pressing issue than a glorified fugitive.

Fighting Style: Monk/Warrior- His fighting style mostly revolves around metal weapons affixed to his own talons.
Abilities:
  • [Tyto Martial Arts]: The presence of talons on the hands of the Tytos make use of sword and shield difficult. Instead, Tyto's typically affix metal coverings to their talons and fight with a peculiar jumping martial arts style that keep's their body contastly moving and flying to swiftly dispatch enemies.
  • [Minor Umbramancy]: Soren has a tiny degree of magical talent, which is used mostly as a stealth aid when necessary.
  • [Advanced Hearing]: Tyto biology, namely the shape of their face and their internal ear structures give Tyto's one of the best senses of hearing on the planet.


Limitations:
  • Nocturnal- Tytos are ultimately a nocturnal tribe who normlly operate in the forever darkened lower layers of Hycernia. As such, they don't do well with day time, with bright light bothering them greatly.
  • Reputation- Tyto's carry a certain stigma as a race in general. With a reputation on being even more hardcore on the racial supremacy thing than even other Hycernians and two genocides under their belt, most people aren't exactly friendly with them.


Equipment:
  • Talon Covers- Sharp, metal cover used to make Tyto talons into deadly weapons in Combat
  • Leather Armor


Optional Questionnaire
Personal Quest: To hunt down the escaped former Raven King Roc
Favorite Factions: The Ko'el, and he has taken a liking to the Wanderers.
Least Favorite Factions: The current Ouranocracy
Favorite Memory: His father rescuing him on the Eve
Goals: To re-establish either the Dragons or the Tyto's to the throne of Hycernia
Greatest Fear: The depths of the ocean. He is a creature of the sky.
Religion: The worship of Alba, laid out in the spoilered lore.
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Tomia
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Postby Tomia » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Aldham wrote: Kassandra Sardet

Accepted!

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Postby Finland SSR » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:16 pm

Empire of Great Romania wrote:Name: Aujenisium

It looks like this RP is too advanced for you. Perhaps you'd like to try D Y N A S T I E S instead? Your skills would be more up for speed there.
I have a severe case of addiction to writing. At least 3k words every day is my fix.

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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:52 pm

In light of the recent roll call in the DIscord, I've updated the character list.
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Tacerania
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Postby Tacerania » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:45 am

Hello. New to the site! This RP interested me...

Are undead characters allowed?

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Tomia
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Postby Tomia » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:20 pm

Tacerania wrote:Hello. New to the site! This RP interested me...

Are undead characters allowed?

Hi!
Yes they are allowed, I would recommend reading in particular the The Slayers of the Crypt and Magi Consortium sections of the lore in order to figure out how to make your character. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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Postby Absolon-7 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:51 pm

Tomia wrote:
Tacerania wrote:Hello. New to the site! This RP interested me...

Are undead characters allowed?

Hi!
Yes they are allowed, I would recommend reading in particular the The Slayers of the Crypt and Magi Consortium sections of the lore in order to figure out how to make your character. Let me know if you have any other questions :)


Dont forget the zombie bestiary entry, tom!

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Tomia
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Postby Tomia » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:54 pm

Absolon-7 wrote:
Tomia wrote:Hi!
Yes they are allowed, I would recommend reading in particular the The Slayers of the Crypt and Magi Consortium sections of the lore in order to figure out how to make your character. Let me know if you have any other questions :)


Dont forget the zombie bestiary entry, tom!

very true :p

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Tacerania
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Postby Tacerania » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 pm

Tomia wrote:
Tacerania wrote:Hello. New to the site! This RP interested me...

Are undead characters allowed?

Hi!
Yes they are allowed, I would recommend reading in particular the The Slayers of the Crypt and Magi Consortium sections of the lore in order to figure out how to make your character. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Ok.

What are other continents like?

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Postby Tomia » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:20 pm

Tacerania wrote:What are other continents like?

There hasn't really been much lore discussion about other continents, as the story is just focused on Eboris. But if you would like to fill in some details for your character feel free and we will see if it fits with the lore.

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