Sep 12, 2021
In Accepted Whitelist Application
Out of Character Information IGN: blackhand7 How did you learn of The Crossroads?: I clicked a link in a discord server Discord: MagicTurtle#9888 Your Age: 19 Describe the server in your own words: Isolated rp events (dnd campaigns, essentially) located throughout space and time, with "The Tavern" acting as a central hub. You agree to the rules of the server, including that you cannot start conflict with other player characters without their out-of-character consent: I do In Character Information Character Name: Shade Shadowblade Character Age: 22 Character Race: Elf What does your character look like in 3-5 sentences: Shade Shadowblade is 6" tall, with a lithe build. Long black hair covers his face, obscuring one of his dark brown eyes. He wears a black cloak, beneath which the glint of steel hits at some form of armor. At his side sits a katana, sheathed. Give us a mental/personal description of your character in 3-5 sentences: Shade Shadowblade's parents were killed by Wartorn when he was 8 (more on that below), and that event fundamentally changed him. Wounded by their deaths, and afraid that caring about more people would only result in him feeling that pain again, he doesn't like to make friends. Shade's a lone wolf that doesn't play by any rules that aren't his own. He makes up for his lack of friends by training religiously with the katana, and has become a master of the blade. "Swords aren't like people, they don't die when you need them most." - Shade Shadowblade "I have deep psychological issues due to my parents dying when I was young." - Shade Shadowblade "Friends? I don't need friends. Friends will only slow me down." - Shade Shadowblade "I am extremely racist towards Wartorn because they murdered my parents" - Shade Shadowblade "When you played in the fields, I trained. When your parents tucked you into bed at night, I trained. When you grew fat and lazy on meat and wine, I trained. Now let us see the fruits of our efforts." - Shade Shadowblade "I tried talking about my feelings once, but then I realized I don't have any. Only shadows." - Shade Shadowblade Explain how your character made it to the Crossroads in 5-10 sentences and with 1 reference to the lore: Shade Shadowblade used to live happily with his parents in a small cottage near a forest, located on the outskirts of the Grande Ambrosian Republic. They were both really nice, and he also had a younger sister, who was also nice and very innocent. Then, Shade Shadowblade's parents and younger sister were violently killed by rampaging Wartorn from the Horde of the Red-Sun, who had been sent to The Vale aid a rebellion against the current government. Wartorn are imprisoned spirits that broke free from the horde en-masse due to the sheer barbarity of their lives within it. Due to this, Shade Shadowblade is a strong advocate for inter-dimensional border control and policing. But that's beside the point. Abandoned, and with no-one to turn to, the boy was forced to fend for himself, scavenging in the forests nearby the smoldering ruins of his parent's cottage. After a year of living in the woods, he eventually stomached the courage to return to those ruins, where he, after some searching, unearthed an ancient chest beneath the floorboards. Inside this chest was a dark steel katana, a whetstone for its edge, and a book (called The Shadowbook) that revealed that his own father used to be one of the greatest swordsmen of all time. In fact, his ancestral name of "Shadowblade" was not just happened upon because his forefathers thought it sounded cool (which, Shade thought, it did. Really cool.), but because they were legendary masters of the blade. According to the book, Shade's father put that life behind him, for the love of his mother (who was a pacifist) and so that his son could live a normal life, removed from the pressures of being a Shadowblade. But, the book also warned of beings darker than the darkest shadow. An infamous Shadowbane, a creature of pure evil that would always attempt to end The Shadowblade line! Shade then picked up The Shadowblade, and began to train, swearing a dark-vengeance (like a regular vengeance, but darker) upon the Wartorn who had killed his parents. Such was his life for the next 12 years, until, while doing really cool cuts and slashes with The Shadowblade, he heard a cry for help from the roads that ran through the forest. Knowing that this was a chance to practice using The Shadowblade on a target that was not imaginary, he ran through the forest towards the cries. Eventually, he came upon the road, and found a lone merchant, and his mule-drawn wagon, being accosted by two bandits. Freeing The Shadowblade from its prison, he turned to face the two assailants, loudly warning them "Halt, bandits! You are misfortunate enough to find yourself facing Shade Shadowblade, wielder of The Shadowblade, the most powerful sword to ever exist, although its powers are limited based on the powers of its wielder. I would give you a chance to beg for your lives, but because my parents died when I was very young I am determined to show no mercy to criminals like you!" The bandits stared at him for a second, before bursting out laughing. "Shade Shadowblade? What kind of name is that? What are you, 12?" "Heh," Shade muttered, brushing his black hair past the eye it typically covered, "My name's Shade because I live in, no, I am the shadows," he cried, rushing forwards, The Shadowblade drawn and ready, "and my last name's Shadowblade because of my mastery of both shadow and blade." Shade leapt into the air, instantly bringing The Shadowblade down in a devastating slash that cleanly severed the first bandit's head from his shoulders. Suddenly, the second bandit knew to be more respectful of his betters. "Please mister Shadowblade," he cried, dropping to his knees in front of the master swordsman, "Don't use The Shadowblade on me! I just resorted to crime to feed my family! Tell me, who is the real villain here, me, or the society that forced me to take from others just to survive?" "Heh. Feed your family. I used to have a family once," Shade said, slowly looking upwards towards the man, The Shadowblade dripping with his companion's blood, "I wonder if your kids will become like me with you gone" a savage slash beheaded this bandit as well, sending his head spinning high into the air. "Awesome," Shade finished his sentence after a long pause, perfectly timing his last word with when the second bandit's head hit the ground with a wet splat. Shade only then turned to the merchant, The Shadowblade dripping with blood, who was quivering in fear from his senseless display of violence. "So, merchant," Shade Shadowblade inquired, "What are you doing in the Shadow Forest (that was what he called it) anyways?" "Oh, uh, well sir, uh, Mr. Shadowblade, I'm just doing a bit of charity work you see. There's a group of Refugee Wartorn from Botai, ones that aren't really okay with the all the rampaging and pillaging and stuff like that and I'm just bringing them some food and-" "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" shrieked Shade Shadowblade, who brought The Shadowblade down onto the merchant with an enraged swing, killing him instantly. Shade Shadowblade struck a cool pose, The Shadowblade perpendicular to his body, frozen in the last moments of his cut, as he tried to calm himself. A creature that Shade Shadowblade did not calim, however, was the merchant's Mule, who was a regular mule, but also the infamous prophesized Shadowbane that would bring an end to the Shadowblade line! As The Shadowbane panicked, its hooves flailed through the air, catching Shade Shadowblade on the head and killing him instantly. Or so The Evil Shadowbane thought... When Shade Shadowblade awoke, he found himself in a strange tavern, The Shadowblade, and his would-be killer, missing. "I'm coming for you, Shadowbane, and my sword. Also the Wartorn that killed my parents" he said, before walking off into the tavern. I'm sorry Character Skin: Link or Upload an image.