Erebos: House of Darkness

Erebos is a role-playing game based on White Wolf's very own 'Vampire the Masquerade: 20th Anniversary Edition'. Set in the modern nights era, in our very own fictional New Babylon situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, players may craft their characters and journey through
the World of Darkness as they see fit, and over the Internet rather than seated around a table.

Register today to join us and craft a character that will grow, and journey through New Babylon
(or around the world if that is your desire.) As you prosper in this adventure, we hope you enjoy
your stay at Erebos and become a vibrant part of our friendly community!

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Lilith

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General Inquiries

- Handler Name/Alias: Brand

- Contact Info: sabrecomm@yahoo.com

- How old are you? 48

- What interests you that you want to apply to Erebos? Was asked to join by a member and have played VtM before, table top, LARP, and PbP.

- How did you find out about us? Refered by Ursa

- Do you have any experience role-playing? Been playing since freshman year HS, back in 1980. :)

- Will you seek a position of leadership within our family or are you content with standard membership?
Due to limitations on my access I plan to stick to standard membership. I use a public acess computer at the local university.


Basic Character Concept

Character Name: Branduff, goes by Brand.

Age: Looks to be in his late 20's. Embraced during the First Crusade.

Faction House of Choice: House Tenebris

Any other Affiliation besides the House Chosen: House Vindicta, Clan Assamite, Clan Gangrel court in Scotland.

Notable Enemies: Love/Hate relationship with a Sabbat Lasombra.

Character Role/Occupation in House: Bard with Intel related skills.

Place of Residence: London, England.

Brief Physical Description:
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk89/spiralabyss/pbp/Vampire/neil_zpsc9be4eb8.jpg

Brand is 5'1" with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a presence about him that is tied to something besides his looks. He usually wears casual clothing selected to blend into the location he might be at.


Sample RP:

Jex wasn't sure why he was given this test. It seemed simple. But then things were never simple as they seemed. The test was simply to find the mouth of the stream. One would think that one would just simply follow the stream to it's source. But that would be too easy, it wouldn't be a test. He figured he might as well get started.


Within an hour, he realized that something was wrong. He was having trouble keeping track of the stream, wanting to wander off. He stopped and cleared his mind. He focused on his awareness of self and his awareness of that around him. As he did, he realized that something was attempting to alter his awareness of his environment. To make him go besides to the source of the stream. It wasn't Dark or Light, it just seemed to be.


Jex sat down and focused on the effect, trying to gain an awareness of it. As he did, he discovered it wasn't so much that it wasn't Light or Dark, it was that it was both somehow. It was hard detect as it blended into what was despite what it was doing. It seemed to be aimed at preventing people from finding the source of the stream, or at least something in that area. It affected people, causing them to go elsewhere, around the affected area. Jex thought for a moment and came up with an idea.


Jex cleared his mind, focusing on his awareness of self. He then extended this awareness to include all that was around him. He set his intention to find the source of the stream into his awareness while 'forgetting' that was what he was wanting to do. He focused on just acting, not planning or thinking, just doing. He stood up and started walking.


A short time later, he climbed onto a ridge line and saw what would be considered, by some, the source of the stream. It came out of a cleft in a cliff face, falling first into a pool and then becoming the stream. Around the pool, was a open area surrounded by a short wall. In the cliff face, next to the pool, there was a carved opening. Jex sensed that this was the origin of the effect hiding the stream's source. He sensed that the effect stopped once he saw the place. He headed to the open area and the door beyond. Something was here that was more important than any test.

Role-Playing Questions

- Define god-modding, power-gaming, and meta-gaming in your own words.
God-Modding: Dictating what is going to happen, ignoring what other players may wish, even if they do have the ability to effect what happens.
Power-Gaming: Creating a character and playing them with the intent to become the strongest character with no real flaws. A character who can run over the others.
Meta-gaming: Using ooc info icly in a manner that is solely intended to benefit the player's character. Sometimes ooc information may be appropriate to use if it benefits the story line and all involved instead of a single character only.

- Give a brief overview of who or what you believe your character is? He is a bard with training in gathering info and taking out, if needed, threats. The second part is not something he does openly.

- Regardless of your character's actions, does s/he believe in the Masquerade? He fully believes in it as it makes staying alive easier.

- Have you read the Community Guidelines (Rules) and agree to abide by them? Yes.

- Any final questions, comments or concerns?
 

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Partial character history. Going to be modifying the original one starting at the point this one stops.


Branduff was born in the 11th century in what would become Inverness, Scotland. His mother was a wise woman from a family known for its 'Gifted' members. His father was a Norse Skald rumored to have the 'Blood of Dragons'. <Father was, in fact, Molke kin-folk.> Both had positions in the local Laird's court. The Laird was a retainer to the local Gangrel Prince. The area followed a mix of Christian and pre-Christian beliefs. <Basically your early Celtic Christianity>
As Bran grew up, it became clear that he had Bardic Gifts in addition to a tie to the 'Dragons of the Land'. He was taught about the Dragons but barred from learning to tap them, due to an order by the local Prince. The Prince couldn't tap them and wouldn't allow anyone who could in his Domain. Bran was apprenticed with the local Laird's Bard for the purpose of learning that profession. Part of his training included passive intel gathering by simply paying attention to what people were saying and doing. At a point, he gained a position with one of the nobles of the Laird's court.
When the call concerning the First Crusade reached the area, the noble answered, with Bran going along as part of his retinue. The noble ended up claiming an area in Syria as his own. There was friction from the start as the noble wasn't 'orthodox' enough for some. He tried to convert the local Muslims, Jews, and non-orthodox Christians but also insisted that he had an obligation to protect them. This protection included protection from other Crusader nobles.
Bran's job was to travel around his lord's territory and neighboring ones , gathering information. He also, at times, acted as a personal envoy on sensitive matters. During one such mission, Bran received a message that his lord's castle had been attacked and his lord killed, reportedly by one of his Muslim neighbors. The problem was that Bran was in the process of meeting with said neighbor in face to face discussions at the time.
Bran was able to identify who was actually behind the attack, a cabal of ultra-conservative crusader nobles and religious leaders. Bran proceeded to quietly and carefully do his best to cause the downfall of the various members of the cabal. In the process, he attracted the attention of an Assamite tasked to 'limit' the influence of the cabal. When Bran had trimmed the group down to 3, he was identified during an intel gathering mission and attacked with the intent to kill him. His attackers reported that they did kill him.
The report was and wasn't true. The Assamite Turned Bran after the attackers left. Bran accepted a deal that was offered him. The Assamite would deal with the last three members of the Cabal in exchange for Bran's skills in the service of the Assamite Clan. It became clear during his training that he was not going to accept the normal Assamite view of things. At the same time, it was decided to not waste his skills and training. He was designated an independent operative, responsible to the Clan but operating outside the normal channels. He could function in some places where the normal Assamite stood out too much.
 

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Elena Moceanu:
Welcome to Erebos, Brand - good to have you among us. :)
 

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Tristan Krauss:
Woohoo!! Another new recruit, awesome sauce! :D

Welcome to Erebos!

The next step in the process is to create and flesh out your character to include character sheets. Reference our Player's Handbook section and post the Biography in the main Character Construction forum for review. If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to ask!
 

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Brand:
I have a question on a point that is holding up me getting my sheet finished. For languages, do I need to by the merit or is it done some other way? Makes a difference in point expenditure.
 

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Mia Star:
Seems Urs is dragging us in ;)
 

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Urs Bellefleur:
That's right! *cracks whip multiple times* :p
 

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Divia LaCroix:
Looks great; can't wait to see Brand's Character Sheet.
 
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