Tell me of your characters, oh regulars of the Prancing Pony!

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Tell me of your characters, oh regulars of the Prancing Pony!

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  • #358
    Gavin
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    As I mentioned to our esteemed and mysterious ranger in the corner, I am writing a MERP adventure. Actually I’ve got several on the go, but one, in particular is relevant here.

    It’s the winter of 3018/3019. In the south, the War of the Ring is about to begin. In sleepy Bree, the events of the previous autumn are a strange memory, best left forgotten about. Little do the people of the Breeland towns know that they are under threat.

    The whole module is an ambitious attempt to finish some things left unfinished by ICE’s MERP modules. In particular I want to create a coda to the Lord of the Rings adventure game saga. The heroes of those modules have come home, their quest somewhat complete. But the enemy has one more hand to play.

    What do I need you lot for?

    Well, I want you to write yourselves as bar patrons of the Prancing Pony, or the Forsaken Inn. Our esteemed barkeep and Nob are obviously covered. The Ent…well, uhm, I am sure I’ll think of something. The Ranger in the corner is obviously covered. But the rest of you? Who are you and why are you in the Pony.

    This is obviously not an important element of the module, but I think a cute wink-and-nod “easter egg” would be fun.
    What I want is a name (your name will be somehow Tolkienised, or at least altered to fit the hobbits and tall folk of Bree), a brief description, and what you do, and why you are in the Pony.

    Beyond that, go wild!

    Gavin

    #4675
    Gavin
    Participant

    As I mentioned to our esteemed and mysterious ranger in the corner, I am writing a MERP adventure. Actually I’ve got several on the go, but one, in particular is relevant here.

    It’s the winter of 3018/3019. In the south, the War of the Ring is about to begin. In sleepy Bree, the events of the previous autumn are a strange memory, best left forgotten about. Little do the people of the Breeland towns know that they are under threat.

    The whole module is an ambitious attempt to finish some things left unfinished by ICE’s MERP modules. In particular I want to create a coda to the Lord of the Rings adventure game saga. The heroes of those modules have come home, their quest somewhat complete. But the enemy has one more hand to play.

    What do I need you lot for?

    Well, I want you to write yourselves as bar patrons of the Prancing Pony, or the Forsaken Inn. Our esteemed barkeep and Nob are obviously covered. The Ent…well, uhm, I am sure I’ll think of something. The Ranger in the corner is obviously covered. But the rest of you? Who are you and why are you in the Pony.

    This is obviously not an important element of the module, but I think a cute wink-and-nod “easter egg” would be fun.
    What I want is a name (your name will be somehow Tolkienised, or at least altered to fit the hobbits and tall folk of Bree), a brief description, and what you do, and why you are in the Pony.

    Beyond that, go wild!

    Gavin

    #4678
    ddaines
    Participant

    What a daft idea Gavin, lol. Well to join in the spirit of the post, lets just say I’m a tired and weary soldier of the sea, come home to retire with my family in Bree, my name ~

    Addroddyn, Captain of the Southern Army, in the tongue of men

    Elrohir Ancalímon in the tongue of the Elves

    (forget my Hobbit name!!!).

    The following links may help you out with names.

    http://chriswetherell.com/elf/

    http://chriswetherell.com/hobbit/

    http://www.myprecious.us/name_generator.php

    So who else do we have :)

    #4680
    Gavin
    Participant

    Excellent.

    Well, you won’t have a Hobbit name. You’ll be some retired Gondorian soldier floating around in retirement in Bree.

    Well, that’s a start.

    Next!

    #4682
    hsf62
    Participant

    Hahaha thats funny. I put my name in this “name translater” and got: “Griffo Foxburr of Fair Downs” Suits Down Under!lol

    #4683
    twrich
    Participant

    Ha! hsf, thats funny! This is a great idea gavin, and I for one have an adventure group ready to play–let me know when you are done. matter’o’fact we are playing a Cardolan adventure tomorrow!

    #4685
    Turambar
    Participant

    Cardolan. That sounds good. It reminds me to finish my “Thieves of Tharbad” – thing. I really love that Cardolan Mercanary.
    Do you think Gavin, a retired Cardolan Mercanary floating also around makes sense ?
    By the way: David´s links are fantastic ! As your idea also!

    #4686
    hsf62
    Participant

    My name is Griffo Foxburr of Fair Downs and I’m the owner of the lokal foundry.
    I visit the Pony on a regular basis to ensure that the pewter tankards and plates used here (supplied by me) are treated with respect and to check if Master Barliman is in need of new plates or tankards.
    And not to forget to keep updated on the latest rumors and news.

    #4688
    Gavin
    Participant

    Excellent!

    Precisely what I am looking for.

    I know there likely isn’t a population floating around old Cardolan by the time of the War of the Ring, but for the sake of the module, there is now :p

    Your characters are background colour, sources of rumour, or maybe even participants in the last fight to drive off the enemy. Hopefully, eventually, I’ll find miniatures to represent them, and use them for illustration.

    Anyway, its all in fun. Hopefully the module will be fun too, whenever I get it done.

    Gavin

    #4690
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huuoommmmrhuoommmm … huom .. yes.
    So all in all I can understand your problems of having an Ent being placed in such an adventure, Master Gavin …. rhuoommm … right you are …. I wouldn’t even have space enough around me to fit into that narrow premises of the Prancing Pony … rhuoommm … though someone placed me there in a very nice diorama once …. huooommmhomhom… huoooom … so you might have me standing somewhere in the background … huomm … as some of us Ents watched the Shire closely … rhuoommm … hom … I think Master Tolkien reported about that some time ago …. hhmmrhuommhh … yes, he did …. huoommm
    As for me, being an Ent of minor importance, I just can tell that Hobbits use to call me Togo Chubb … rhuoommm … I don’t know why … hom … I’m known among some Elves as Mablung Melwasúl … huoomm … hom .. ah, yes I nearly forgot to mention that nice trick I learned from those wizards to be able to enter the Pony … rhuooommmgruom … I will not tell, but some of them call me Osse [Ossi] the White … rhuoomm … nice magic by the way … rhuommmm

    #4695
    Theobald
    Participant

    Rhuoomm, Master Gavin, you’re doing a brilliant job with the detailed description of the the MERP ideas. At the moment I’m fascinated by the very detailed entries on the Nazgûls. Thank you very much for that :P

    #4696
    Gavin
    Participant

    Why thank you. I am not doing anything terribly special, merely adapting the character’s writeups from Lords of Middle Earth, the Mirkwood supplement and so on.

    Adunaphel was a bit odd to write, since I spent most of the write up being gender neutral. The character-as-written was interesting enough, but her/its story didn’t entirely “fit” into the MERP or Middle Earth saga.

    When the Nazgul are done, I am going to make a new thread with statted up sample characters for using in various MERP campaigns. I’ll write up the basics. Others are most welcome to contribute their favourite PC (and painted representative miniature)

    The plan is to have four sets of characters:

    – The War of the Ring Era
    – TA 1970-1975 era
    – 1640 (the default MERP Era)
    – The Thieves of Tharbad/Dark Mage of Rhudaur era to the Kinstrife

    Gavin

    #4702
    hsf62
    Participant

    Well, let’s have a look what I can find to represent Master Griffo Foxburr of Fair Downs.
    I’m sure I can put something interesting together.

    #4711
    Wendy
    Participant

    :lol::lol::lol: My hobbit name: Iris Proudneck of Longbottom

    Of men: Abiasien of the Afterborn (what does that mean?)

    And just for fun: Bryngwen the Ruler – Dwarf name. And my elven name: Eldárwen Véneanár.

    Other hobbit name: Gwaelonna ‘Proudneck’ Brockhouse, Ring-finder

    I’m going to have to think of a doozy of a reason to be in the Pony.

    #4715
    hsf62
    Participant

    Welcome Master Togo Chubb and my lady Iris Proudneck of Longbottom.
    May I introduce Griffo Foxburr of Fair Downs the Master Caster from Bree!
    Cheers Master Barliman!
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    I also brought my sword, I have heard that there is something evil around.

    Where are all the others anyway???

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