Started by JRParadox, 17-11-2011
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Quote from: RoyRoger05 on 17-11-2011Also, I would like to point out that Ophelia was elected queen due to popular demand and was the reason most were able to flee Caphori, plus she has only been queen for.. four weeks? It would be kind of hard to bash the monarchy when the Queen SAVED most of the citizens and has barley done anything tyrannical yet.
Quote from: Safianna on 18-11-2011Quote from: RoyRoger05 on 17-11-2011Also, I would like to point out that Ophelia was elected queen due to popular demand and was the reason most were able to flee Caphori, plus she has only been queen for.. four weeks? It would be kind of hard to bash the monarchy when the Queen SAVED most of the citizens and has barley done anything tyrannical yet. Actually, the vote was done entirely out of character. So, that vote counts for nothing in-character. For example, I voted for Vels as she is active and an admin which means she can actually make decisions that affect the world without having to okay everything with an admin first. Which means for less OOC red tape. Whereas my character, after hearing the intentions of the monarchy to build another castle, has put serious distance between herself and them.The way my character saw it, Ophelia became a leader because of the part she played in the exodus from old Caphori and because it was her ship that everyone hopped on. It was just a natural evolution that the leader of the exodus would be looked at as the leader of the new land by some because she led them there and she also happens to have a ten foot fire elemental at her side. From the standpoint of someone who was simply fleeing from old Caphori and saw the ship as a means to an end, it could easily be seen as Ophelia appointing herself as queen. Just as a very simple example, Mister J was barred OOC from fighting the commander because it was more or less already scripted by Blair to be a defeat at the hands of Ophelia. In character, he could easily harbour a grudge against Ophelia because he was not able to rise up and become the hero he feels he was destined to be. This may not actually be the case (I don't know how J sees the monarchy), but it's just showing how easily you could write a hatred for the queen before the monarchy was even technically formed. This goes triple for a character who has different philosophical / moral / social / economic / *insert others here* ideals from the newly formed monarchy.Plus, from what I saw from the Resistance leader's (that would be Hex) roleplay, he DOES spout off propaganda against the monarchy. Remember that following laws does not necessarily make you good and going outside of the law does not make you evil. Using anti-government propaganda does not make them evil, it just takes them out of the lawful alignment. Also, if this faction does form fully and is able to set up (perhaps with a name change), it could be said that there are two states on the map that do not recognize each other. So both sides would be lawful in their own eyes (according to THEIR laws) and chaotic in the eyes of their enemy.Safia is not joining the resistance, but I just wanted to show you how easily this faction could become a viable choice for some characters without them being evil. Remember, in fantasy, outlaws are not always evil (though, they can be) and those within the law are not always good (though, they can be too).
Quote from: RoyRoger05 on 18-11-2011Those are good points Safi, but, I believe there was an IC vote on the ship to New Caphori and she was elected. Plus I don't really count the Demon Commander fight for much because I had to break Golem's lore to let that fight actually happen, since he's hardwired to not let Ophelia do a 1v1 period.
Quote from: James Almasy on 04-12-2011The only real thing i can say about the resistance is that some people just want to be self sufficient. With a queen elected into office, they feel that their way of life has been challenged. So the real thing is, are they fighting for a free Caphori, or to be a Seperatist movement?Heh, hex should be an interesting leader for this faction. I'm sure he has many interesting ideas on the matter at hand. My biggest question is "If they contain a large enough following, will they be able to consider themselves as a nation independent of Caphori?"
Quote from: RoyRoger05 on 04-12-2011And everyone would rather make their own faction instead of joining one. Not bashing the Resistance, its a great idea, but all new players want to be the heros and badasses they read about, not the guy taking orders.