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JackFlashblade
post Jan 11 2019, 06:28 PM
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Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this missive.

As one of the less famous of our order, I thought it may be helpful to firstly speak a little about myself.

Having come of age, my brother and i left Averlaeran, deep within the Northern forests of Ishma. Being not of any pure element, we did not fit in well so chose to make the great journey to the lands of the Empire.
It was shortly after having arrived in the docks of Bildteve that we first heard of the knights, and what they stood for. We joined up straight away, for the first time in our lives, feeling fully accepted for who we were.
Having stayed at several Elven Vales upon our journeys, I found myself acting as a Emissary between them. The Elven Lords believed that as a elf of mixed heritage i am able to see things from a wider perspective than most of my kin, who are restricted by being aligned to but a single element. After a few years of acting in such a role, the Lords of the Vales announced me to be an Emissary of Averlaeran, a diplomat of the elven folk.
Since then, and my further work to tie the bonds of friendship amonsgst the elven vales of different elements, there has been talk amongst the Lords of the Vales of announcing me as a Lord of Averlaeran, though i am unsure if i would wish to accept such a noble title.
About 5 years back i fell for the final time in my last form, and without any more vitae was reborn as the High Vale elf i am now.

Whilst more than happy to answer any questions about my background, i know most of my brothers and sisters are busy people so will now talk a bit about my aims if I were to be elected Lord Knight.

Foremost is equality amongst knights, and to a degree, all those who walk Primus and seek to live within civil society.

One issue i wished to look into is that of the golems who walk the City of Eartholme. When created they were ritually aligned to attack any creature of blue mana, something i am not comfortable with.

Another is the way the undead within our order, and those who seek to live within the laws of The Empires Cities are hounded by some who do not believe they deserve chance to exist.

Do not get me wrong, most undead, as well as demonkind, i have encountered on the adventuring trail i have ended up in conflict with, as they were a menace to the folk of Primus. However, there are those who simply seek to go about their existence within the laws of the land, causing no harm to others, whom i feel need the same protection as those native to Primus.

Whilst my outlook, and morality, is far from that of your steriotypical undead citizen or law abiding demon temple guard, i believe those who seek genuine sanctuary and show a willingness to add to our society deserve to be treated the same as those of other races.

I realise these ideas will not be popular with some of my brothers and sisters, but equality for all races is something i hold close to my heart, and i would be seeking to lead the Knights with this aim if i were to be elected as Lord Knight. I would do this personally where the oppertunity arises, but would also seek to send out groups of knights, say, a dozen at a time, to such ends.

Lastly, I feel honoured, and a little overshadowed by those I stand against, and will now say a little about each of them. I add, this is mainly based on talk in the tavern, and stories i have heard, having not had the fortune to spend any great amount of time with any of them.

Gimly. A truely legendary hero, and one who has Supported the knights in many ways over many years, from prividing mystical equipment from his smithy, to fighting toe to toe with some of the greatest foes Primus has faced.
I have no doubt he would lead the Knights well, as he has previously, sending out groups to deal with issues as required within the land.

Darren. A relitively new member of the order (in the grand scheme of things), i have to say that i was, and am, in awe of the sacrifice he made in his previous form to save so many others by speaking the word of power. Having only heard of this story around tavern fires, second hand, i would be very interested in hearing a first hand account of the events and those leading up to it.

Tristan. A true rock, a knight through and through. Rewarded for a lifetime of service to the Knights by being blessed by Imrazil himself. I imagine his leadership would be one led by his own personal actions, and quiet work behind the scenes organising others to deal with threats he can not deal with on his own.

In conclusion I think any of those i stand against would be excellent Lord Knights, each bringing different approaches and skills to the role.

Before i am in danger of doing a Lord Amorphus I will finish scribing this missive. If any of my Sisters or Brothers have any questions for me please send them here.

Price

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Sharperoc
post Jan 11 2019, 08:29 PM
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Thank you Price for your introduction. I must admit that I have not heard of your name before in our halls, however to be nominated and seconded by others in our order speaks volumes.

You speak strongly on the subject of equality, and of being treated by your actions rather than your race. This as stated by yourself is a campaign you would seek to lead with

1.) With the above in mind, what is your opinion regarding those that are outlawed or ostracized due to their race/inherent nature alone (Melnibanians, Athfanal within Ishma, Supernatural Power Users within the Baronies)
2.) What role should the Knights take in these close to home issues.
3.) Do you believe that a Knight that cannot look beyond a particular racial prejudice can uphold their oath?
4.) Would you seek to convince those that hold those views, perhaps members of In Purity or Hell Company (of which the Knights holds many dual members) that they are wrong to hold those views. Do they have a place in your vision of the Knights

I will ask some of the general questions I have already posed to Tristan.

I think on this last year, and many of the successes I have shared with other Knights and Mercenaries from the wider community, however I also look upon my mistakes, and how I have failed and what is to be learned from those mistakes.

5.) What has been your greatest success
6.) What has been your greatest mistake, and how have you learned from this.

As an order, I am saddened by some of the events that have brought our name into disrepute this year, or severed alliances.

7.) What will you do to resolve our broken ties with Legend.
8.) Do you think the response so far has been adequate.


I appreciate that this is a wealth of questions and may take some time to respond to and I thank you for your time.

Warm Regards
Da.


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JackFlashblade
post Jan 12 2019, 09:05 AM
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Thank you for your interest Da.

I would like to see a day when no one was outlawed, ostracized, or similar purely due to their race.

In my idea world, those persecuted due to their innate nature would be given the chance to come forward and show that they are the exception, rather than the rule, so they could walk freely without a price upon their heads.
This is something i would actively work towards if elected as Lord Knight.

Personally i do not agree with the fanatical drive of those members of organisations such as Hell Company to kill all of a cirtain race. However, as long as they stay their hand with other Knights, it would not be my palce as Lord Knight to take action against them.

I would cirtainly relish the oppertunity to enter discussion with my brothers and sisters within the knights who hold such strong views against another races in the hopes my words could soften any predujices they have.

Just to reiterate, the majority of undead and demons i have encountered on the adventuring trail have been a menace and have deserved to die. I am not talking about protecting these, just those few who are not a threat to the land and its folk.

My greatest success, i would consider, to be the headway i have made in uniting the elven Vales of different elements to work in unity with each other. There is still much work to be done here, and i fear some of the vales will never work with cirtain others, but it is something i am passionate about striving towards.

My greatest mistake, and this is a tougher question, having made many during my years, would be allowing the predujices of others to effect me such that for many years i was overly quick to assume others were judging me in a poor light due to my heritage.

I am unsure of the extent that our order has gone through to resolve the broken ties within Legend. I realise this is the kind of delicate matter that may be being dealt with behind the scenes, though know not if it is being addressed.

If i were Lord Knight it is something i would seek approach firstly with diplomacy to see if an accord acceptably to all parties could be reached.

On a seperate note, would i be right in thinkin that your people were first treatered as demonic invaders to Primus, but with time your people were accepted both by those you shared your lands with, and then Primus itself?

Warm Regards,

Price

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post Jan 12 2019, 08:55 PM
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Thank you Price for your answers. I appreciate the time that you have taken to respond.

On your separate point, you would be correct. There is perhaps more to be done to find Primus's true acceptance, but those experiences have shaped the way I treat others. Those with the capacity to change can change, that hope should be extended to all.

I have no further questions currently, and will allow others who may wish to speak to do so.

Kind Regards,
Da


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post Jan 13 2019, 12:34 PM
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Greetings Price,

Your goal, however undoubtedly worthy, seems something of a personal crusade. Do you feel it right for the leader of the Knights to focus on such? Or do you have wider plans for the Knights? Other issues that you would wish to address?

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post Jan 13 2019, 07:20 PM
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Knight Price,

we have travelled and fought together on more than one occasion, I must confess that I found you a little strange at first but it was clear that you are a worthy knight utterly deserving of the respect of all of us.

There is a lot about you that I do not know and I would cut to the chase and ask the same question of you as I will the other candidates...


Commitment, for me, is the quality that must be expected of any Lord Knight above all other things.

Is there anything in your life be it a deity or organisation that you could ever find yourself more committed to than the position of Lord Knight, when push comes to shove and you find yourself in that impossible position, forced to make the impossible choice is your knights oath stronger than any other oath you may hold?


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post Jan 13 2019, 07:32 PM
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Couple from me:

What do you believe the most important Virtue is?

Why shouldn't we vote for you?

Who would you vote for and why?

Tertius
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JackFlashblade
post Jan 13 2019, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE(Netheril @ Jan 13 2019, 12:34 PM) *
Greetings Price,

Your goal, however undoubtedly worthy, seems something of a personal crusade. Do you feel it right for the leader of the Knights to focus on such? Or do you have wider plans for the Knights? Other issues that you would wish to address?

Sirac Drakeson


Greetings Brother Sirac,

My primary goal of seeking equality amongst knights, and to a degree, all those who walk Primus is one I would hope most of our order to hold dear. I realise it may not suit all of our order, and there may be other goals our Sisters and Brothers hold more importantly, in which case I expect another of the worthy candidates would win the votes to become Lord Knight.

It is not, however, my sole focus. I would also seek to work behind the scenes to organise the Knights to travel where needed doing what is needed, and protecting the people of the land. Where possible, I would seek to travel forth myself, though based on the last year or so, I expect Darren and Tristan would be more active than me with granting direct assistance.

Warm Regards,

Price

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JackFlashblade
post Jan 13 2019, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE(Hulud @ Jan 13 2019, 07:20 PM) *
Knight Price,

we have travelled and fought together on more than one occasion, I must confess that I found you a little strange at first but it was clear that you are a worthy knight utterly deserving of the respect of all of us.

There is a lot about you that I do not know and I would cut to the chase and ask the same question of you as I will the other candidates...
Commitment, for me, is the quality that must be expected of any Lord Knight above all other things.

Is there anything in your life be it a deity or organisation that you could ever find yourself more committed to than the position of Lord Knight, when push comes to shove and you find yourself in that impossible position, forced to make the impossible choice is your knights oath stronger than any other oath you may hold?
Valentine
Knight of Battle


Greetings Valentine,

I have indeed enjoyed the adventuring days we have shared together, and hope to meet you again of the trail in the not too distant future.

If I were to take the position of Lord Knight, I would accept that my commitment to the Knights would be my first and primary commitment.

Warm Regards,

Price

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JackFlashblade
post Jan 13 2019, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE(ChrisAndrews @ Jan 13 2019, 07:32 PM) *
Couple from me:

What do you believe the most important Virtue is?

Why shouldn't we vote for you?

Who would you vote for and why?

Tertius


Greetings Tertius, and thank you for your questions.

Reasons you should not vote for me are that I may not be as active in the field as some of the other candidates.

I also do not carry the reputation, do not have the prowess, have not performed such great personal sacrifice, nor have I proved myself time and again to be unyielding, as other candidates have.

Additionally my views on acceptance may be at odds with other Brothers and Sisters of mine who feel Primus should not be for certain races.

I think that all the virtues are of equal importance, though in each different situation generally one will be most important.


If I were voting myself for one of the others, I think it to early a stage to have decided upon who my vote would go to.


History tells us that Gimly would be a great choice. His prowess on the battlefield is legendary. He has also proven he has the dedication to organise the knights to do what is needed, and competently.

I am amazed at Darren's honest and open story of his own personal development within the Knights. If he continues to improve himself as he has in the past, who knows where he could be a year from now. I also think he would bring a fresh and innovative energy to the order.

Tristan embodies what is it to stand unyielding in the face of those who would oppose him, his order, and his friends. I expect many would see this as being one of the strongest of qualities for a Lord knight.

Warm Regards,

Price

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