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1-26-2009 @ 12:14AM
My rogue has a backstory that's fairly intimately tied with SI:7, Warcraft III, and the Burning Crusade events.As a Night Elf, Ekrim was one of the few males who were not Druids and were still kicking around in Night Elf society. On top of that, as a bit of a prankster and troublemaker, he had a heck of a time getting along with his kin. So when the Night Elves first encountered Humanity (and the Alliance in general), he was quite intrigued.Stowing away on one of the Alliance ships, he made his way to Stormwind. There, his natural abilities of cloaking himself in shadows caught the eye of a few SI:7 members, who interrupted his surreptitious skulking around the Stormwind marketplaces with a cosh upside the head with a pound of shot in a sock (a rather effective recruiting method). Having been discovered and captured, he barely managed to persuade the secretive intelligence group to employ him.And when he'd sworn his oath, they sent him back to Darkshore.Sure, he knew a lot about the areas in Kalimdor, but the Night Elves weren't that fond of him in the first place, and after a few thousand years, the same forests get kind of boring. Still, he bit back his protests and stoically accepted the position. (Well, he did grumble a lot.) There, he practiced his leatherworking, and befriending a gnome that was in the area (making some kind of bizarre communication devices), began to learn the fine, dangerous art of using common, household chemicals (for gnomes, anyway) to blow things up.His skill with leatherworking and engineering slowly improved over the years of steadfast vigil, and served, at least in part, to fill the boring hours of seeing the same old crabs, large cats, and generally surly bears.Then, one night, the sky lit up as a series of fireballs streaked across the sky, breaking into multiple pieces, to impact in some distant islands that the Night Elves left generally alone.Finally, some action! He commandeered a small fishing boat (from good ol' Gubber Blump, of course) and made his way out to the islands, where a strange red glow attracted his attention. The wildlife was mutating and changing all over the place, becoming in some cases merely hostile, and in others devolving into generally shapeless, but angry, goo. He took many notes, until he ran across what appeared to be, of all things, a dead Eredar on the ground. He noted, cautiously, that the leather-clad demon had blue-grey skin instead of the usual crimson, and stealthily approached.He didn't see the cat until it was standing on his chest, holding him down, with it's teeth mere inches from his face, growling in a low tone. The "Eredar" stood up, training her finely-crafted crossbow on him, and began to interrogate him. And thus began the partnership of Ekrim with one Oturiel, a very young Draenei scout.Ekrim is mischievous by nature, enjoying exploring the pocketbooks of others, pulling pranks, and trying out various "toys" he makes with his skill in engineering. He enjoys devices that are every bit as noisy as he is silent (and has the always-malfunctioning gyrocopter to prove it). He does take his profession seriously, however, and takes great pride in being able to make his way unnoticed deep into enemy territory to strike at a single target, then get away without being caught. He is also a fan of cooking, being willing to whip up a meal out of whatever is available whenever asked. He frequently carries a variety of ingredients just for that purpose, in fact.
1-26-2009 @ 12:37AM
Epic ^Role playing actually seems like fun... I just can never get around to it.
1-26-2009 @ 12:51AM
That was pretty awesome although I don't role play and don't really want to.
1-26-2009 @ 12:52AM
Why, thank you! As for how to get around to it, it's kinda simple, really. When you start playing a character a certain way, that character starts to pick up a bit of a personality. As great as long, involved backstories are, the best ones, in my opinion, evolve over time from interactions with other people. Oturiel, being my fiance, and I have played together from day one, doing the occasional RP moments when we felt like it, and the rest just followed naturally.
1-26-2009 @ 5:19AM
Epic ^+250 rep with me.
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