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Friday Five – After the Fall
comment 5 Written by on March 13, 2009 – 8:23 am

Every Friday here at Too Many Annas, you’ll find a little RP prompting – either in the form of 5 questions to answer about your character or in the form of a ficlet prompt (500 words) to write about them.  These aren’t meant to be hard, just things to think about for your character – you can answer in a comment or use them as a blog post of your own!

This week’s Friday Five is brought to you by Bellwether, of 4 Haelz, who gives us this prompt/set of questions:

Something I experimented a little bit with was I made a Deathknight version of Bellbell (named Bellipotent) to kind of work out what would happen if my Paladin fell. It was really fun and creepy and unique. So, I thought…a challenge could be to make your non DK character “fall” and see how it affects the character:

If your char died and was resurrected as a Deathknight, what would happen? How would they be changed? How would they handle Arthas’ betrayal? What would their mission be after, if any? Would they try to fit into society or remove themselves?

Bonus points if you then play through the opening Deathknight quests as if you’re in character!

You are free to treat this either as a prompt or as a set of questions!  Have fun!

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5 Responses to “Friday Five – After the Fall”

  1. Mine’s up! :D

    http://4haelz.blogspot.com/2009/03/rp-friday-five-after-fall.html

    Bellwethers last blog post..RP Friday Five: After the Fall

  2. Happy Friday, Anna!

    This will be an interesting activity to do, for sure, and I hope to get to it soon, but I wanted to pose a question in response to the original set of questions…

    Did Arthas really BETRAY the Death Knights, or was it an exercise of “Survival of the Fittest” (the Death Knights that survived were more likely to be the best of the Death Knights) and “The Ends Justify the Means” (Losses are irrelevant to Arthas if success is achieved, especially given the ease of creating replacements for the fallen)? After all, traditionally in fiction, groups that run on a “Rule by Might” philosophy often are willing to make insane sacrifices in order to achieve their goals. (Arthas’ goal was only thwarted by the betrayal of his chief Death Knight (whose name escapes me at this time) – I personally think that Arthas’ actions fit the archetype of his character.)

    On the other hand, we Death Knights all needed a way to escape the clutches of the Lich King – betrayal (actual or perceived) is an easy way to sever such ties.

    But given this is an RP exercise, I thought I’d put it out there.

    Happy Friday all!

    My 2 yen,

    Akiosama

  3. Hmmm…this promises to be interesting, indeed. Firstly, in simply finding what Arthas could tempt Khol with to make him turn, especially given his hatred of the Scourge (something not much highlighted in his tale, thus far, but it’s there, trust me.) I think of all my stable of characters (parenthetical aside: I have a personality and backstory for all my characters, even though they never display it, since I play on a non-RP server) Khol, the most morally ambiguous of the lot, is the least likely to fall. This will require much thought, indeed…

    Post to come later.

    teh Khol Abidess last blog post..Intermission: Tagged by the Seventh Son of a Sixth Screenshot?

  4. Hoo boy. Oddly, I actually thought about this–before deciding “resurrecting” Lansiron as a death knight would be silly when a new character was much in need–and redundant anyway, as he wouldn’t actually change his ways that much.

    1. How would they be changed?
    If there’s a change, it’s gradual. Lans gets up after having been pretty certain he died an honest death, he’d have questions. I see immediate resentment: “What, just ’cause you put my name in the dead-book means I’m obliged to work for the Scourge!?” and then extreme rage: “GET OUTTA MY HEAD AND STOP TELLIN’ ME WHAT TO DO, YOU ” Once he shook off that yoke, though, he’d probably sit for a while to figure out where things stood now, what priorities were worthwhile, and what place had in the world.

    Only to maybe get up about two minutes into that and go, “Well, whatever. I’ll worry about that some other time. Right now–gonna kill me some Scourge.”

    2. How would they handle Arthas’ betrayal?
    “Eh, fool me once, fool me twice, same old story. Only trouble is, this time he had the bad judgement to make it PERSONAL this time.”

    3. What would their mission be after, if any?
    “Hello, conscript officer? Book me for Northrend. Aye. The more I can do to be a thorn i—pike that, a giant poisoned ballista bolt that’s ON FIRE in his side, the better.”

    4/Would they try to fit into society or remove themselves?
    This is the part where things might actually change. And honestly it’s truly hard to say–it depends a lot on the treatment he’d get from people he knows (and respects). He might just keep being himself, or he might become something more of a loner. Brooding antihero, without the “anti” part (he’s staying firmly on the side of Good, as he sees it) and without the “brooding” part (because introspection, to Lans Aseran, is like an ungrateful harpy of an ex-wife that he avoids like the plague and only very grudgingly gives notice to when forced outright).

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