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Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:11 am

Quick Summation
Availability: Anyone can become a guard! Anyone can interact with guards! If you want guards to be involved in a thread or have a neat idea that might involve guards and no specific player/character in mind, this is a great place to ask!

Posting Speed: Depends entirely on the individual threads.

Characters Involved: See here

Thread starting date: At the moment the Guard does not have a large plot thread, though guard characters are heavily encouraged to check out the rebellion. As such, so long as the threads involving guards aren't involved with the rebellion, they can occur at any time Marn or Shim have existed.

I would like to start having some flashback threads to build up inter-guard interaction!

Also, if anyone has a pre-existing character they would like to rp into becoming a guard, this is a fantastic place to plot it out.

Location: Anywhere in Marn or Shim.

Summary: This group is intended to help encourage active participation of guard characters, and npcs, as well as to come up with some cool ideas of plots that might incorporate multiple guard characters. Too, hopefully this will help expand inter-guard character relationships and rivalries. Player ideas to expand how the Guard works or even just for different plots are hugely encouraged and loved!

Other Notes or links:

I would like to expand setting regarding the Marn Guards, in order to help support ongoing guard rp. This thread will be a great source for news and/or discussion as we begin to take a look at building up this steadfast organization.

Guard Information
Relevant Marn Information

Group information
Long considered the first line of defense against any creature, person or force that might threaten Marn, the City Guard is a group of skilled fighters who are capable and well ordered. Lead by the honorable High Constable Thomnas Oslun and managed by the fearsome Captain of the Guard, Camulous Smithson, the Guard at present has continued its tradition of being efficient and ready for anything.

Individually, the members come from all walks of life. Though they function well when on duty, it is comprised of members who have their own prejudices and pitfalls. Some corruption exists within the Guard, though when found it is thoroughly eradicated by both the Captain and the system set up within the Guard itself, headed by Justice Ravenna Vonstadt. Still, not all Guardsmen are as loyal to Marn as others, and there exists the possibility of some using the position to do unsavory things.

Omnebryn Loyalists

The investigative branch of the Marn Guard, these men and women function as detectives within the overall guard. Though they are not necessarily ranked higher or lower than their brethren in the main force, they are often given lead during cases that require a thorough investigation. They are the primary enemy of groups like Paragon, and responsible for dealing with most of the threats which arise from conspiracies and rebel groups.
Current Events
  • Guardsman Darrik and the accompanying Toast are presently investigating several deaths in the sewers. Spring, 122PW
  • Guardsman Tasza has been sent to investigate an illegal shifter within the city. Upon finding her, he had escorted her to be questioned when she collapsed. He is presently dealing with her at the hospital, though he has recently picked up a couple layabouts in need of aid. 122PW
  • Guardsman Dray has been put on an investigation into a troubling homicide in the alleys of Marn. His search has lead him to the Drunken Rat.
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If you have any questions or ideas about creating guard characters or getting involved with the Guard, please ask them in this thread!
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:13 am

Currently and Previously Involved Characters
Current Guard Members
Officers (Sergeants and Above)

Captain Camulous Smithson, Human, M
High Inquisitor Ravenna Vonstadt, Human, F

Officer NPCs

High Constable Thomnas Oslun
Sergeant Jack Iron
Sgt. Timon Anyr, Squad Nine - Fifth rank sergeant of the watch
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3329&start=105
Constables

Odelina Meltzer, C3, Human, F

Guardsmen

Azuel Vayaduka, G1, Human, M [less than 1 year]
Darrik Meathandler, G4, Dwarf, M [5 years on the job]
Drayel Morig, Human, G4, M [11 years on the job]
Farius Masello, G1, Human, M [2 years on the job]
Ferric Vintas, G5, Human, M [12 years on the job, Loyalist]
Sinuvarakoon Tasza, G5, Human, M [7 years on the job]
Sisara Kasabien, G1, Human, F [2 years on the job]
Sebastian Morylin, G3, Human, M [4 years on the job]
Jacme Schwarzvogel, G4, Human, M [16 years on the job]

Guardsmen NPCs

Braken Menil, G5, Elf, M [12 years on the job, Loyalist]
Craig Staleheart, Human, M
Lurus Beriadan, Elf, M
Hapnir Vemryndi, Human, M
Reku "Toad" Shinga, G5, Human, M [8 years on the job, Loyalist]

Auxiliary
NA
Contracted Workers
Fitzgerald Toastcruncher Fountainbloomer the Fourth, aka Toast, Gnome, M

Inactive Characters
WIP

Alexandros Dragesis
Alina Dray
Gennison Braveheart Du'var, G1, Human, M [less than 1 year]

Previously Serving Guard Members
Guardsmen

Fayane Tyme, G1, Shifter, F [served less than 1 year, gone roughly six weeks]
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:13 am

Current Threads
Tasza, Tamaya, Guile, Navarre, Metarie, Fathia, Soneya: The Doctor Is In

Drayel, Iarei, Erryl, Mather: In for a Pounding

Darrik, Toast: Shadows From the Sewers

Sisara, Odelina, Tasza, Ferric, Farius, Drayel, Darrik: Yiamas!
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Re: Marn City Guard

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Previous Threads
WIP
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:20 am

So I am totally down for doing some flashbacks with Tasza to get a feel for how he feels about the other characters in/working with the guard. Anyone down for a thread? :D
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Darrik » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:35 am

(Kat: I would be up for a Flashback thread with Darrik from when he was relatively new to the role)

With relation to the Guard and the Rebellion Storyline, I've got a couple of ideas I'd like to put down here for consideration (based largely off a train of thought started by Soneya as Toast in our RP).

Factions/Rebellion Ideas:
The main idea is straightforward: that there may be subtle factions within the Guard itself waging an almost invisible cold war with each other.

For what purpose? It could be anything which helps add flavour to the overall Marn RP storylines.

Rebellion-specific potential plothooks:
Perhaps the reach of the Paragon extends to a couple or a handful of dissatisfied guards; perhaps there are Paragon supporters within the upper tiers of society whose influence is subtly brought to bear upon the Guard. Perhaps there are those who suspect such influence, and try to work against it.


Anyway, there you have it.
I'd love to see what other folks, who know the Marn setting better than I do, have to say about the idea.

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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:23 pm

For the flashback thread -- do you want to set it within the Guard HQ itself? Tasza and Darrik running afoul of guard politics early on?

I really, really love the idea of factions within the Guard.
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Ferric Vintas » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:47 pm

The poor man's writeup of the Omenbryn Loyalists...

The Omenbryn Loyalists are a faction of the guard force dedicated to the discovery and removal of sedition, treachery and rebellion to Marn’s government. They are the primary enemy of groups like Paragon, and responsible for dealing with most of the threats which arise from conspiracies and rebel groups.

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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:04 pm

More faction ideas:

Hand of Teodinus: A faction comprised of fanatical Puradyne guardsmen. The type of guys who get together after work and go around town tarring and feathering registered magic users/magic races or giving hell to those rumored of being magic users.

Traditionalists: Those who believe in following orders, keeping your head down, and not getting involved with any skeevy politics outside of work. Ain't your place to question, ain't your place to have opinions.
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:40 am

Okay, so now that we have more guards it's time to scheme!

Thread ideas:

At the end of Ferric's app there's a brief mention of discovering one of Paragon's stashes. I would like to expand on that, perhaps start a thread at that point and go forward. We can either do a thread solely from the guard perspective, or move on over to the Rebellion plot thread and work out either a dual thread with guards in one and paragon members in the other, or push both together.

Once we have the ranks up I'd like to work out who is in what patrol, who is what rank, and where everyone patrols. Hopefully we'll have that up tonight or tomorrow!

That wall thread! I'd like to start it initially guards only, or with just a brief post from one of the rabble-rousers, and then we can move it over to the Rebellion.

If anyone wishes to establish relationships between guards, let's see some flashbacks! Speaking of, I would like to have maybe one or two threads set as flashbacks to help establish inter-guard factions and where each character stands around them.

Ongoing investigations that may or may not be Paragon related! Imma do a sweep to look up crimes within player threads to see if we can't send some guards to clean up after those. Original ones are welcome too! As well, if anyone is interested there are probably some ongoing investigations from things that would have happened maybe a few days to a month or so ago in-game time from Spring 122PW. I'll set up a post with those here eventually -- or if someone is willing to go thread crawling (or just mentioning ones they were involved in/have read with the thread title), I'd be appreciative!

Any other ideas/suggestions/thoughts?
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Sisara » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:39 am

There was the idea of a flashback board between the new guards - a sort of drinking evening/evening off as an easy way to get acquainted with the new characters and establish the relations between them all.

Then of course, the Wall thread for Lina's accident.

Both these involve at least Farius, Sisara and Lina - maybe also Ferric? and others?

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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Breda Dreaughan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:26 am

I'll be properly around from Sunday evening onwards. Before that it's hard for me to both type, as I'm on thephone, and think about my playing. I'll try to get Lina's app approved by then, though. And definitely up for a fb thread!
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Ferric Vintas » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

I wasn't really thinking of the drinking thread as a flashback at all, just Farius, Sisara and Ferric getting on each other's nerves. But mostly Ferric getting on their nerves. Odelina can come too, of course. Maybe Ferric could even get her to agree with some of his insults, which I can garuntee will be directed mostly to Farius

I'm not sure I want Ferric to be involved with Lina's accident; he might somehow wind up responsible for it! ;) But seriously, that sounds less like Ferric's scene. He'd be an extra wheel, so to speak. Plus, gotta save some people to react to Odelina post crippling. Because drama.

I never really intended for the raid to lead anywhere, but if anyone wants to uncover a rebel plot or something I'm game for that too.
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:35 pm

The reason we'd thought of it being a flashback would be so it doesn't interfere with threads in the "present" -- those interacting with the rebellion. The tavern thread doesn't have to be years back; in my head the furthest along thread in the rebellion group is around may-ish - so if we have an "end of winter" festival thread with the guards going out for drinks we can do it March-ish, perhaps? Not too far back, while also letting us have some interactions between guards members.
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Re: Marn City Guard

Post by Saruna » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:52 pm

Check it out guys!

http://www.tharshaddin.com/wiki/City_Guard#Ranks

Be sure to click the little pluses!

http://tharshaddin.com/~synevives/CityG ... ucture.swf

Kit, I was thinking perhaps the first watch of fort omnebryn might belong to your loyalists, otherwise suggest a spot where you think they would fit and we'll go from there!
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