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OOC A Battle of Words {A War of Kings OOC Thread}

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by spycoder9, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. Trieste Chosen One

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    I just enjoy pulling your leg. :p

    And yay for a summary!
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  2. Mitth_Fisto Chosen One

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    Huzah! Something for a merchant on knifes edge to read while contemplating whether to be or not to be at low low prices :p
  3. Trieste Chosen One

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  4. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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    Should Fleet be worried? [face_nail_biting]:p
  5. Ktala Force Ghost

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    I didnt know foxes howled!

    And that sounds pretty dang scary!!
  6. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

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    That was a very cool introspective post, Trieste. The "He shouldn't" scene would play well cinematically. Kudos!
  7. Trieste Chosen One

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    Spycoder once made reference to the fact that Lawrence has held up remarkably well mentally considering he is about to get married, recently shed blood, and also broke his vow of chastity (which, I'll speak about in a second). When @JediMasterAnne wrote her post, all of a sudden I knew that this was a moment that had was going to really hit Lawrence. And how could I resist the drama?

    Now, earlier we were speaking about how historic knights were allowed to have kids and get married, so Lawrence's vow seems odd. I am suddenly reminded by some theological reading (for those of you who were interested, it was Fr. James Martin's The Jesuit Guide to Everything, a Catholic text that piqued my interest) that discussed the difference between chastity and celibacy. Celibacy is not having sex. But chastity is about, if I recall correctly, devoting yourself to your calling in life. In the case of a person who takes a religious vow, this takes the form of celibacy. But a person who takes a vow of marriage is chaste within the context of that vow. They can have sex with their spouse, but not with other people. Very simply put for a complex theological issue so I miss some nuance.

    Anyways, this opens onto Lawrence's case. His vow of chastity has been to being a knight prior to this. We will assume that as practiced in the Desert they have a very strict interpretation of your duties and responsibilites as a knight. However, there is freedom to marry if you want. So Lawrence's vow of chastity becomes reinterpreted at the moment of his marriage as now including Safia. Because of the Desert orthodoxy, people have the impression (including Lawrence) that he is "breaking" his original vow in marrying due to the common practices of his peers--after all, not everyone has a Maester level education in this game, including nobles! But in reality, Lawrence is just fine in the context of those vows.

    Minus the fact he did break it with Illiza. No amount of philosophical finagling is going to save him from that one. :p
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  8. Lukes_Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Well this getting interesting to watch everyone's characters. :) Boy am I playing the prudent and apprehensive leader to the hilt. Trieste your analysis is pretty clear and is quite interesting. So I will add some my own thoughts to my character's situation he is fighting to impulses that are at his core that he may not know what about to happen and completely uncertain who he can trust and what information is valid. He is not receiving help from allies or other houses. In back of his mind he must be really thinking that something truly horrible is about to happen. Will he arrive in time? Is he being deceived and set up by his guest? Can he trust his son to run the castle? What will happen if he does not win? oh yes and one more thing will his marriage survive?

    It will be interesting to see what happens next
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  9. Trieste Chosen One

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    Yeah, that's a lot going on, Luke. And that's one of the things I've noticed about GoT. "Oh, I'll leave this dude in charge--they're totally trustworthy." And then they're not. :p

    Oh, and revelation time: turns out one of the guest stars on Thursday's episode of Suits was none other than Abigail Spencer, who provides the likeness of one Callista Halleth in WoK, one of the characters so ably played by @Stryker01. No wonder she seemed so familiar!
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  10. spycoder9 Force Ghost

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  11. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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  12. Trieste Chosen One

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  13. Splinterthemindseye_ Jedi Master

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    I am the ever stoic and mysterious Sanjûrô Kenji. :D
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  14. Trieste Chosen One

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    Oh yeah! Where did you guys get into port again? I forget.

    (I obviously forget more than I know about this game.)
  15. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    They were last seen causing mischief in Delmaristead if memory serves :p
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  16. Trieste Chosen One

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    Oh good. So nowhere near me...yet.
  17. Lukes_Apprentice Jedi Grand Master

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    Heh, tell me about it I'm concentrating on the mountains and trying to keep up with all the other developments
  18. Trieste Chosen One

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    AHHHHHHHHHH! A WILD CARD!!!!!!! PANIC! PANIC!!!!!

    ...

    I mean, welcome to the game @Nick of Time
  19. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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  20. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    Cheers, guys. It's great to be here!
  21. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    Sorry for the double post, but did we ever find out who killed the old king?
  22. Trieste Chosen One

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    If we did, I missed it.

    I accuse you.

    (It's always a good idea to blame it on the new kid.)
  23. Nick of Time Jedi Knight

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    I was going to say that my character would be a pretty easy person to blame. Major implications about his relationship with his father, though, since he served the old king and then died just after the king was killed.
  24. Splinterthemindseye_ Jedi Master

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    Welcome Nick. Have fun and if you figure out what is going on in the overall game, let me know ;) . I'm just along for the ride. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
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    thud.
  25. witchdoctor07 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey everyone! been a memeber of this forums for a while but being a busy bee at work had put me on a temporary hiatus from doing what i love which of course is writing. i'm going to join WoK soon, working on my CS as we speak, i got a basic outline of the story but if you guys could fill me in on any other details that would be great. thanks! :D
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