Welcome to the October 31 edition of the Friday Five! Each Friday here at Too Many Annas you’ll find a list of five questions to spark your roleplaying/character creativity. Feel free to answer in the comments, use them as a blog post of your own, or just think about something from your character’s perspective – there aren’t really any rules!
We’ve had some sillier Friday Fives recently, so this week lets be a little more serious – it is, after all, All Hallow’s Eve!
(And yes, I know these are hard, so feel free to skip around or just answer one or two!)
- Did/Does your character have a good relationship with his or her family? (as a whole or individually)
- How does your character relate to his or her guild and friends?
- If your character knew he or she would die tomorrow, how would they spend today?
- Has your character ever lost someone close to them? How did they die? How did that affect your character?
- How do you, as a roleplayer, tackle the question of death in a video game where resurrection spells and spirit healers abound?
- Annalira’s family is living in Hillsbrad Fields, and she is extremely close to them. She’s got 4 sisters, writes letters home frequently, and visits when she can. Angoleth has no family to speak of, and won’t speak of the family she had. Aelflaed’s family died in the “cleansing” of Stratholme, and it haunts her.
- Aelflaed is extremely protective of her friends (particularly a certain cheeky rogue, of late), and feels responsible for keeping them alive and healthy – which does not mean she doesn’t make fun of/with them. Annorah has a similar healer complex, but is less protective – she’s definitely involved and wants to help out, but her first priority is her spiritual path (which then leads her to her healing path). Angoleth is the least involved, preferring the outdoors and her pets to the company of most people, whom she finds annoying and usually stupid.
- Angoleth would likely spend it out in the woods somewhere with her pets – she’s finally starting to make peace with herself. Annalira would go home to be with her family. Aelflaed would probably panic, and try to hug everyone she knows.
- Aelflaed’s family died in the “purging” of Stratholme, when Arthas and what was left of his army went through killing and burning in an attempt to halt the plague. She doesn’t know if they were killed outright, or died in the resulting fire – she’d left about 6 weeks earlier to start her training as a Paladin. She struggles with guilt about it, even 6 or 7 years later, and even though she knows there wasn’t anything she could’ve done. It’s part of why she’s so fiercely protective of her friends – she doesn’t have any family left, so they become like family to her.
- I (Anna) have always figured that everyone has their time – there will be a point for each of my characters, sometime (hopefully far, far in the future) that the Spirit Healer will tell them to pass on to the next world. A point where resurrection spells won’t work. Something like Fate, I guess.
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