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RP Friday Five – Faith and Morals
comment 16 Written by on January 30, 2009 – 12:09 pm

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, a set of 5 questions for you, on the weighty subject of Faith and Morals!

  1. Does your character have any religious/spiritual beliefs?
  2. Is your character superstitious?
  3. Does your character swear? If so, how? Is he or she creative about it?
  4. How does your character regard “the Law”?  Does he or she have a personal moral code?
  5. Does your character like to dance? (feel free to assume that characters can dance in ways other than the WoW standard /boogies)
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16 Responses to “RP Friday Five – Faith and Morals”

  1. 1. Dailey thinks there is no god since he has no home due to Gnomermegan being taken over. :(

    2. Dailey is a bit superstitious in that if he doesn’t do the cooking Dailey everyday he will lose his Chef title.

    3. Even though he’s a warlock he’s a good Gnome and doesn’t swear.

    4. Dailey respects the law most of the time. Only time he doesn’t is when he gets the sudden urge to summon deomons in stormwind to kill all the beggers.

    5. Of course Dailey loves to dance. For some odd reason it’s always naked Gnome dancing though. Every once in awhile he pulls out the disco ball for some retro dancing.

    Daileys last blog post..Naxx 10

  2. Woo-hoo!
    Does your character have any religious/spiritual beliefs?
    # Is your character superstitious?
    # Does your character swear? If so, how? Is he or she creative about it?
    # How does your character regard “the Law”? Does he or she have a personal moral code?
    # Does your character like to dance?

    Threnn:
    1. Threnn’s faith in the Light is rock solid. She doesn’t believe the Naaru are any kind of gods. Creatures made from the Light, sure. But to be worshiped? Nope.
    2. She’s mildly superstitious, but not cripplingly so.
    3. She’s a soldier, so she can toss out the profanity when she wants to. Usually her worst is a healthy peppering of “bloody,” and the very mild expression “Sweet Light.” Though, being married to Bricu, she’s pretty sure their kid’s first word will be an f-bomb.
    4. Threnn’s the one everyone looks at and says, “How the hell are you a Rider?” I wouldn’t call her THE moral center of the guild, but she’s certainly part of it. Funny thing is, her morals are very situational. (I couldn’t write her for your ficlet challenge. I don’t know what her reaction would be.)
    5. Oh god, no. But Bricu’s dragged her out on the floor at the Rose Ball anyway.

    Annalea:
    1. She’s a priestess of Elune, but a LOT of that is lip service.
    2. Nope.
    3. Anna can (and often does) swear a blue streak. Her favorite is “Oh, sweet blessed bloody fucking Elune.”
    4. She coexists with it. Her personal code is pretty much “Don’t mess with my family.”
    5. She knows just about every human courtly dance there is, plus several Kal’dorei ones.

    Davien:
    1. None. Davien’s an atheist. She always has been.
    2. No, but she could probably tell you the origins of a ton of common ones.
    3. Mildly. “Bloody” and “damn” are about the worst she gets.
    4. She’ll follow Thrall’s laws, not the Forsaken’s, and would break those if they threatened Noxilite somehow.
    5. Spontaneous table dancing with Raga ftw.

  3. 1. Beyond the perfunctory belief in the Light, Khol’s faith is placed primarily in the things he can actually quantify.

    2. You see enough weird crap in your life, superstition starts to look a little dull. Khol fought in the Third War, he’s seen more than enough weird.

    3. Khol is neither particularly foul-mouthed, nor excessively watchful or what he says. When properly motivated, his speech will definitely turn several shades of blue.

    4. Laws to Khol are really more like suggestions. He obeys them when they are convenient and breaks them when they are not. His own moral compass tends to be his guide more often than not. While he may not have the most respect for other people’s property (yoink!) or lives (former assassin, hello?) he often acts in the interest of what is best for the greater good, doubly so when it is also profitable for him.

    5. There’s a time and a place for everything. At the right time and in the right place, Khol will dance like some kind of crazy dancing machine.

    teh Khol Abidess last blog post..Intermission: Friday 500

  4. 1. Bricu is a follower of the Light. He does also pay tribute, more and more really, to Pre-light traditions.

    That being said, While bricu does believe in the Light, he will tell anyone who listens that he, “brings light to shadowy places, but not through a crusade.”

    2. He doesn’t think he is, but, I believe Bricu does have a few superstitions. He’d call them “habits.”

    3. Bricu got his surname, Bittertongue, by cursing out soldiers during the evacuation of Stormwind. I have that written somewhere… Anyway, he swears constantly and refers to it as his punctuation.

    4. Bricu’s Code: They had it coming.

    He also asks a saul alinsky question: Do these particular ends justify these particular means? He believes that those with the means screw the ones who don’t–and that irritates him. Bricu’s feelings about law are complex. He believes in justice, he believes in capital punishment (weird for me to type) but he currently believes the state–and the church–are too corrupt or self interested to do anything good.

    Obviously, this needs to be explored further in RP.

    5.Bricu is a fairly good/accomplished dancer. He can pass in a courtly setting–but his swearing will get him kicked out of it.

  5. Rollandren –

    1. As a paladin, the faith in the Light part is pretty well assumed. He tends to be less concerned about finer points of theology though, and more concerned about practical application; as such he tends to be a bit more loose. Other than that he essentially has the beliefs of a traditional, WCIII-era paladin. The Light is his god in a loose sense, even though it lacks a central figure that is a god, despite the Naaru being like greater representations of it, and he considers the teachings of the Church to be divinely inspired.

    2. He has a few superstitions, the usual stuff. Not enough to cripple him, but just enough to give him a few odd quirks.

    3. Around his children he won’t say a word. Off on the battlefield, he tends to use light to moderate profanity; being a soldier for many years before becoming a paladin can contribute to that. Typically it’s of some sort of religious nature.

    4. Responsibility as a paladin gives him some obligation to be lawful, as does past history as a Knight-Captain. He isn’t especially beholden to it, but he tries to obey the law and won’t approve of acts that flagrantly disregard it. It’d take a very dire infraction for him to step in, though.

    5. Rollandren can, sometimes, dance. He feels akward doing it, however. He’s familiar with court dances and formal dancing styles, though informal dancing is by now means his thing. He does use “sword-dancing” sort of techniques when practicing, though that isn’t exactly a good dance to do with a partner.

    Roldelan-

    1. In life Roldelan was truly fanatical; dying and being reborn forced him to take a bit of a step back. He still believes, or at least wants to believe in the Light in spite of his current state, even though he no longer has any power over it.

    2. Loosely superstitious on occasions, though undeath gives him time to look at such things more rationally and discount most of it, even if some things still give him a slight, irrational fear.

    3. He never swore much in life, and doesn’t do so often now, either. Under the proper motivation or in the heat of battle his language might change, however.

    4. He generally obeys laws but is never really beholden to them, nor does he necessarily see it as his role to uphold them. He will step in if he witnesses somebody doing something blatantly against his conception of right and wrong, however. Laws are simply there to give society a common ground for what is to be allowed and what isn’t.

    5. You’d ask a Death Knight to dance?

    By Rollandren on Jan 30, 2009 | Reply
  6. 1) Rashona’s entire life is pretty much a spiritual belief; she puts service to the Earthmother as her first priority. She’s capable of being appallingly ruthless if she thinks that service requires it, but she rarely discusses her faith and it’s not a question that comes up in conversation.

    2) And on the flip side…no superstitions whatsoever. She communes with the Earthmother and occasionally learns something that she feels she should act on, but she’s got no good-luck gestures, amulets or anything of the sort.

    3) Rashona swears, mildly, when startled or annoyed. A slow wince and muttered “…earthmother!” is as bad as it usually gets. She uses variations on “blighted” as a perjorative, but generally means it in a spiritual kind of way.

    4) The “Law” is a reasonably useful set of guidelines. If the situation requires it, then abandon the guidelines and don’t look back.

    5) Immensely. She’s not terribly good at it, but it’s fun.

    By Mommacow on Jan 30, 2009 | Reply
  7. 1. Does your character have any religious/spiritual beliefs?

    Of course not – I am authority enough in my world

    2. Is your character superstitious?

    Answering such questions will bring bad luck – doesn’t it?

    3. Does your character swear? If so, how? Is he or she creative about it?

    goddamn – no , never

    4. How does your character regard “the Law”? Does he or she have a personal moral code?

    my personal moral code IS the law

    5. Does your character like to dance? (feel free to assume that characters can dance in ways other than the WoW standard /boogies)

    definitely not

    Answerings last blog post..Castle Durnholde

  8. “5. Spontaneous table dancing with Raga ftw.”

    “Fred? …there’s dancin’ cows on the stairs.”

    By Mommacow on Jan 30, 2009 | Reply
  9. Leyola: By nature, I was raised to believe in Elune’s teachings, but nowadays, I simply acknowledge the message, rather than worship the messenger. My sister on the other hand…

    Wimzig: Wait, you have a sister? Why was I not told about this?

    Leyola: Hey, don’t look at me, I just found out about this today too!

    Wimzig: What do you mean, druid?

    Leyola: Actually, I don’t know myself, Bash can explain it better.

    Bashertin: Yes, in a parallel universe named Winterhoof, you have a fledgeling priestess sister named Alara.

    Leyola: Wow a parallel universe! Can we go meet her?

    Bashertin: Yes. I have a portal right here, let’s all go. Coming Wimzig?

    Wimzig: …

    Leyola: That’s a yes. Let’s jump through!

    24 hours later, in limbo…

    Wimzig: Where are we? Shouldn’t we be here now?

    Bashertin: The spellbook said the transfer would take on average about 48 hours. We’ll just have to wait.

    Wimzig: So be it, mage. Anyone got any playing cards?

    krizzlybears last blog post..The Fresh Prince of Northrend

  10. Does your character have any religious/spiritual beliefs?

    Ihlos has seen the supernatural and knows of it’s existence. He approaches his spirtituality like everything else, alone.

    Is your character superstitious?

    In no way

    Does your character swear? If so, how? Is he or she creative about it?

    From time to time, yes

    How does your character regard “the Law”? Does he or she have a personal moral code?

    The Law is great if you want to live with society. Outside of that following it is a matter of convenience, Break it whenever it becomes inconvenient. Ihlos has his own moral compass, and it can mostly be summed up with a strong focus on personal freedom and an avoidance of interfering with any one else’s.

    Does your character like to dance? (feel free to assume that characters can dance in ways other than the WoW standard /boogies)

    When with old friends, yes. Dancing in the woods while your Bear pet looks on? I don’t think so. Some consider the hunt itself to be a dance.

    ihloss last blog post..Pet Feat: 4 Horsemen – Naxx 25

  11. Kaledain:
    1. Yes, he believes in the Light, more or less. His morals are based mostly on his sense of honor, which is very similar to an orc’s despite the fact that Kaled is a blood elf. He believes in a “Live and let live” philosophy.
    2.Not at all
    3.He usually does not, he would have to be very stressed or angry to swear, and it’s usually along the lines of “Blast it!” or something similarly mild.
    4.Kaled has a very strong moral code. For instance, he did not believe in fighting between the races until very recently (long story behind this). Killing monsters, OK- fighting humans and other elves, not good. He follows the Law unless it clashes with something he believes in, then he will follow his own morals.
    5. He is really too shy and self-conscious to dance well, although Khaotic has been known to drag him out on occasion.

    Khaotic:
    1. Khaotic believes in herself and those she trusts. Higher powers have nothing to do with it.
    2. She thinks superstitions are stupid.
    3. Yes. She usually speaks rather mildly but once she gets ticked off by anything she will cuss like a pirate. She usually swears in Thalassian, so thankfully most people would not understand her, unless they happen to be another blood elf.
    4. Khaotic lived as a soldier from her mid-teens until she met Kaled in her twenties. She has had the Law drilled into her, and follows it unless it runs counter to her own equally strong moral code, which is based on honor much like Kaled’s.
    5. She does enjoy cutting loose every now and then, but since Kaled is usually shy about parties, she hasn’t been to any wild ones for a long time.

    Sarais last blog post..First OS run- Success!

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