They are people. People have personalities, faults and strengths. Even gods do, though most wise mortals would never mention such to their faces.
You may ask the question: Why do we need to do this? I say, why not? More importantly, the mortal kings must be played to advance the stories, and no one would play a character without knowing who or what they were, their values, their personality, or any of those important things. Moderators and Site Admin would be able to play these characters, to advance the Tonan story itself, and to further enrich individual roleplays where it was suitable....but as of now, we can not do this.
We have blank molds with only the roughest impressions of what these beings are and are like. It is time for us as a community to give them flesh and blood, and make them live.
This thread is for the discussion of the mortal Barnabas, born of noble blood, carrying himself with the quiet dignity of his station. Held in honor and reverence but friend and foe alike even if many consider him to be arrogant,
When you think of Barnabas as a mortal, what do you see? Include everything you can think of. Think of it as you creating him as a character you would play, and describe him to us all. Through enlightened discussion and debate, we may bring Barnabas to life, and enrich Tonan for ages and generations to come!
To see your crowning glories fade to nothing, your greatest achievements as dust on the wind?
Could you sleep, knowing that everything you did meant nothing?
Nothing at all.
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He has memory of life as a God, his time in the Void, and also his life as a mortal to this point. This means that more than just the 'God' time will have shaped his character to a certain point.
Plus, he currently has no way of 'proving' he is the re-incarnation of an old almost-forgotten God, nor any knowledge of how to reclaim his immortality (at this point).
It's important to remember that we are not trying to rewrite history and define Leto the God, we are trying to define Leto the reincarnated mortal.
Basic Info in the 'Start Here' thread
Leto, incarnated as a human/elven half-blood bastard, has helped to form 'Free Cities' away from the rule of the empire or Istan. Geographically these cities are located in the south-eastern part of the inhabited region of Tonan. The Free Cities are run by an organised fellowship of Thieves and Cut-throats led by a shadowy and chaotic figure, suspected to be Leto himself.
Short introduction in the Over-story
Leto, the smartest of three, rose to fame in circles not mentioned in polite conversation. An ear to the ground, a man of the people, his following has grown with a deep personal commitment to those around him. The name Leto has a dual edged meaning to many, wild, chaotic, and unpredictable while at the same time conjuring images of a generous, charismatic leader with a penchant for caring for the poor.
Aspects of Leto (as originally defined in 1998)
Leto: Chaos, Freedom, Decadence, Arts and Leisure.
Leto (Chaos) - At its best, freedom, at its worst, chaos
"Chaos... perhaps the most misleading. At it's best it is the struggle for freedom and differentiation. Leto was ever aloof from his siblings and father. At it's worst, he is greed, opportunism, and unpredictability. He can be rallying cry for a breaking or bending of society's rigid structure... he can be a patron of the arts and of leisure. He can also be immorality, both rapid aggression and sloth together in the same entity... he can be decadence, and mob anarchy." Murchad 16 Oct 98
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