This section is here to give you ideas on what
funny little special traits your character may have. The list is
far from complete and the skies are the limit.
||You like to talk to animals.
Especially cute and furry ones. You would never hurt any
animal on purpose and doing so would put you in deep
depression. You also bring your pet with you everywhere
guarding it with your life and taking any insults
directed at it deeply personal. "NOOOO!!! You foul
orc! What art thou doing to Scruffy!?" (If anyone
played Baldur's Gate, think of Minsk and his beloved Boo
||You are quite afraid to get
hurt and easy to intimidate. When in combat you don't
like taking damage, and often panic, when things don't
||You strongly believe in
something that is not true, and though your comrades may
try to convince you otherwise, they will never manage to
really do so! For example, "I am Lord British's
brother." Or "Carrying large amounts of gold
will bring down the thunder on me."
||Most guardsmen pick this trait up over time to some extent, but for you, discipline is the glue that holds your world together. When a line up is called, you sprint to the line, and you will trust the word of your superiors over your common sense.
||Most of the guards consume
large amounts of alcohol, but you are an alcoholic. You
often drink at times when you should not and always have
a bottle or two on your person - in case you get thirsty.
||Maybe your family was
slaughtered by orcs? Or your farm burned to the ground by
a clan of pirates? - You have a strong hatred towards a
guild or a race and will act very provocatively and
aggressively when encountering any of their kind.
||Choose another character you
know well, and contact him or her. If both of you agree
you will be Friends with each other. As Friends you
always stick together. Enjoy each other's company and
appoint a lot of times to meet.
||Out of some reason you
strongly fear something. It may be snakes, orcs, ettins,
cows, gold, beer, women or whatever you may think of!
Meeting your fear will make you snap. Role-play it well,
as this may be a great source of amusement!
||You can't seem to hold on to
your gold. If anybody needs anything you will be there,
ready to spend your last coin, and every time you meet a
beggar, you pack him or her full with gold. But people do
tend to like you a lot.
||You are over-fond with food,
and eat all you can get your hands on. Your conversation
often reflects this, as you cannot talk of much else than
food. You also tend to spend a lot of gold on buying good
and expensive food, like cakes and all sorts of meat.
||You are almost completely
unable to lie. If the situation requires you to, you will
stutter and blush and often not answer at all.
||You home an extreme feeling
towards your native part of the land, or town. This may
cause you to be greatly angered towards another guard if
he has Prejudices against your town. Also, if someone
badmouths your town, you can bet your money you will be
abilities by far, you often believe yourself to stand
"above" other mortals. You believe no situation
is too tough for you to handle. If a dragon comes running
down the slopes, you'll be the first to charge! Since you are not actually immortal, you are often seen carrying crutches.
||You crave power more than
anything else, and will do your utmost to gain ranks and
riches as fast as you can, trampling others in your way.
This does not have to mean that you are selfish - you
were just brought up in a world where power meant
everything and kindness nothing.
||This is a lot like Delusion,
but it directs itself more towards a specific race or
guild. For example; "Elves sacrifice human children
to the Blood God" or "Them buggers from
Magincia are nothin' but thieves and murderers them whole
||You strongly believe in the
Church. You will pray before eating, cross your heart
after slaying a foe, and yell religious quotes often.
I.e. "...and the One shall bring order; smiting all
evil with his holy presence!" and "Behold, I
send you out as sheep amidst the wolves." Kindof a
templar's spirit in the body of a guard.
||As a Spartan person you
carry very little items upon you. Only what you need -
but ONLY that! You do not overeat and never drink
alcoholic beverages unless it is a very festive occasion.
- "Mind over matter"
||Your mind is rather numb,
and you often carry out orders in a slightly sluggish
way. When you do follow them you tend to get it wrong.
Remember not to be a pain to your fellow guardsmen, but
to lighten things up a bit.
||A black cat just crossed your road? Cancel the patrol, setup a strong defensive fortification, and prepare yourself for the inevitable. A superstitious person recognizes bad omens as everyone else, but reacts strongly towards them.
||You have vowed upon
something held dear and sacred to you to never... [Fill
in the blanks]. "I shall never touch steel made in
Britain!" "May I die a thousand deaths before I
ever speak a word to a wielder of sorcery again!"
Make sure not to vow anything that makes you break with
the guardsman code.
|You simply can't hold your love for the beautiful
woman of Britannia. You are always caught charming them
with your sweet-talking and giving them generous gifts of
jewels and bouquets of flowers. Drunkenness can also be
related to this, often when the woman of your dreams
turns you down. Though still loyal to the guild, you
never think with your head when it comes to women.
When you create character traits for your character, make sure that
they do not make you incompatible with the guardsman ways, more
bloodthirsty, asocial or probable to ruin other's fun. Examples of traits which could cause this are listed below. They are not forbidden, because they
can be roleplayed so everyone enjoys it. The Guardsmen Militia and the church are not lenient on those who roleplay the below traits too strongly - consider yourself warned.
||You've got a big mouth and
most people find you cocky.
||You love telling a lie!
People don't trust you and shouldn't at that! If someone
asks you the way to Yew you'll give them the way to
||You don't have to be very
greedy; it's just that you love bribes! You often switch
sides when it comes to internal politics for a round sum,
and will do almost anything if someone pays you. Note
that stealing from fellow guardsmen is not part of this -
you are still a guard at heart!
||If you are a Cynic, this
will make you very sceptic and unsure about the Religious
and Spiritual persons within your ranks. You do not
believe in any afterlife, and what is this horse dung you
hear about the animal having souls!? Bah - humbug! Of
course you are NOT stupid enough to question the Templi
openly, as this would be heresy.
||Sure, you could lead a strenous patrol to the far corners of Yew, but the tavern is much closer. And why bother chopping wood for arrows, when you can likely lend some from gullible peers?
||As a Spiritual person you
tend to think more than you act. As an example, you may
want to talk to the murderer instead of fighting him.
This may cause you to try and stop your fellow guards
from killing a thief, as you want to help this poor man
whose life has been lead astray.
||"Britannia's big, there's room enough for all of us". Where all the other guardsmen shun the strangers, you are much more receptible. This causes you to be shunned as well, to some extent. And being trusty means that you are often going to be stabbed in the back.
||You quite often loose your
temper on minor setbacks, not to mention major. Don't be
violent or vulgar, but express your anger a bit more
eloquently. *Boils with anger*, *Yells out in
frustration*, *Grinds his teeth*
||Expect to be punished hard and often, for undisciplined guardsmen are frowned upon by peers and superiors. Trusting your own judgement, you openly question orders and "forget" to call your superiors "sir" and "ma'am". Even a slightly undisciplined guardsman cannot hope to be promoted beyond the junior ranks, but the combination of punishments and experience will overcome this trait, given enough time.