okay, since i’m curious and won’t have access to a fast computer for a couple weeks, i’d like to ask something else
i’ve seen a bunch of people around with their own original fallen london characters, whether they’re full-out roleplay characters or whether they’re just characters that kind of developed as you played through fallen london
and i’d like to know about them. reblog this post, send me an ask- as little or as much as you’d like to tell me is fine!
question mark for people who want to reply to this post?
I’ve just now finished up a massive project and with all of my new free time, I am planning on doing a bit of roleplaying with one or both of my characters, so this seems like a fun idea!
I have two main characters; William and Lavinia. William is essentially my primary character—he’s a surface academic who came to the Neath to find his estranged daughter, who took her portion of her fortune and eloped with one of her father’s colleagues. He inherited a minor baronetcy but mostly used the advantages of his social position to further his academic work in classical philology (and occasional forays into practical Mediterranean archaeology), and was entirely wrapped up in his intellectual pursuits.
Since coming to the Neath, he’s gotten more involved with social problems, and also become more open minded about other people’s lives and choices. He’s realized that he doesn’t always know the answers and ought to let other people make their own decisions, but also still intervenes when he feels a moral right is being violated. He has also dived headlong into a study of the Correspondence, which has grasped him as much, if not more, as any classical language he knows.
He’s constantly in tension between his curiosity and his thirst for knowledge, and his relatively new desire to not be so self-obsessed; his natural impulse is towards knowledge but he has lately begun to consider the feelings of others and the consequences of his actions. He believes in order and stability—I’d probably say he’s Neutral Good, and doesn’t always critique institutions as much as they might deserve it, and because of his privileges can be a bit myopic about social issues. He’s a much better person since he came to the Neath, though, but he doesn’t know that.
In terms of game stats, his Watchful is far higher than everything else, and his highest Quirks are Austere, Magnanimous, Melancholy, Subtle and Steadfast. I think this is a pretty good summary—he’s cunning and clever and can be a bit manipulative if he thinks it’s justified, and he’s kind but in a severe and restrained way. His brooding cynicism sits on him, but it doesn’t stop him from trying to improve the world even if he often thinks it’s hopeless. He has Scholar of the Correspondence 7 (I think) and I’m aiming for at least 10. He’s become a Shepherd of Souls and that has been a major driving storylet behind him—he’s austere, a bit acerbic, and principled, but also fiercely loyal and a brilliant scholar.
His ambition is Bag a Legend, as I saw him wanting to know more about Neathy beasts, and as such he is currently a Ratcatcher, but will switch to Journalist relatively soon. His highest connection is Society, followed by Church and Constables, and then Bohemian (because he admires their openmindedness and radicalism, even if he doesn’t partake in all of the more hedonistic pursuits). He’s deeply skeptical of the Revolutionaries (and I am fairly certain that he has not advanced the Liberation of the Night—if he were to ever do so, it would be unknowingly) and the Devils.