Welcome, all! Before joining, please read both the story premise, which is based on the show, Merlin (especially a specific episode), and the rules regarding this RP.
Plot: This roleplay is based on an episode of the show Merlin in which the Knights of Medhir attack Camelot. The knights are extremely strong, none being able to defeat them, although exceptional fighters can hold them off; their only weakness is the source of their magic, and the source must be destroyed in order to ensure their downfall. This RP takes place before the show, so none of the canon characters have been currently born. However, the Pendragon line is currently on the throne, and the sorceress Medhir has just laid the foundations for her scheme–she plans to send a sleeping curse across the kingdom to render its citizens defenseless before dispatching her newly converted Knights of Medhir to execute the king.
However, a few citizens (that’s where you come in) miraculously were not in the kingdom at the time the sleeping curse spread (whether out on a trip, at market, or anywhere else), and they arrive at the kingdom to find, to their horror, their friends, families, and even their ruler fast asleep. However, none are aware of the approaching knights, and only stories have told of their lack of any vulnerabilities or mortality, given to them by magic.
- No OP characters (magic/combat skill can easily be OP, so if someone tells you you’re being too OP with powers or combat prowess, please try and be more realistic about it. The entire idea is that a somewhat-average group of people with skills and powers but little experience band together to save the day.
- Please, no making things up about other people’s characters that they did not approve of, because it forces them to change either their character’s background or the character itself.
- Those on the “evil” side are NPCs, so please, no traitors-in-the-midst.
- No metagaming; even if you know the source of the curse OOC or know that the knights are coming OOC, the entire point is that you don’t know it IRP.
- Try to not be too lazy with your RPs; really convey the thoughts of your characters, go into detail, describe things, and please don’t just make one-sentence posts.
Current Characters (NPCs):
King Gavienus Pendragon- Currently asleep from the spell, in great peril
Princess Ameline Pendragon- Has been afflicted by the illness, currently awake when the citizens arrive but slowly falling asleep by the minute
Roleplay Ranks and Abilities:
Nobility (Up to 2 people, message me for this role)- Lords/Ladies of the Court, close to the king
Courtiers/Council Members (No limit UNLESS too many people decide to be this)- Moderately wealthy citizens with some political influence
Court Physician (1 person)- In charge of medical business in the kingdom, but cannot seem to find a cure for this current catastrophe
Castle Servants- Could be personal attendants to the king or princess, or they could simply be one of the cooks out on errands–you decide
Bakers, Blacksmiths, Barkeeps, etc.- Any working-class citizen of Camelot, you can create any occupation you want to or choose one listed
Military- These people are your knights, archers, and spies, and they all fall under this category; all of the NPC military has been put to sleep, so these people are left without their comrades and must fend for themselves while protecting their king (also, there is no commander, as these knights work together and on the same level)
Magic- While nobody who is currently awake is an expert or advanced individual at magic
(to avoid being too OP), one can move objects or briefly slow down motion with a simple flash of their eyes, which turn gold upon using it; they can be almost anyone in the kingdom, but for the sake of not having too much power, nobles and courtiers are not allowed magic, since they have enough political power as is, and military ranks/people with high skill levels regarding combat are also denied magic, since they already have a method of defense.
Combat Skill- Those who were trained in any weapon have this ability, and although any military ranks must have this, someone who doesn’t have magic already can have this too, as long as there’s a reason for why they were trained in combat and how they received that training.
Special Trade- This could be medicine, in the Court Physician’s case, brewing, farming, baking–anything that goes along with a working-class rank or one that requires a certain non-combat skill.
Short Background (Please put at least some effort into this, minimum is 3 sentences while maximum is 2 paragraphs):
Personality (Include both strengths and weaknesses):
Ability (If any):