You can submit your character's backstory on the form at the bottom of this page!
Why are you venturing to the Exiled Lands?
"Life without war on the Homelands was relatively peaceful... Until 7 years ago, an event of immense power and unknown origin arose from the bowels of the earth itself. At first, rumors were spread of a volcanic eruption that had arisen due to Dwarven or Ryggan tunnels venturing too deeply; but it was soon learned that the fiery destruction was caused by beasts that had never been encountered before in the history of existence."
"They rode the skies on leathery wings, spewing fire from throats and ripping down buildings with their talons. Their flesh could not be pierced, nor spell constrict. Even attempts at magical fortifications were for naught. Rumors were spoken that these fire born beasts would not cross the seas. Though the decision was harsh, the Elendari were formed and swiftly put all their effort into evacuating the Homelands, to the only place they could think of: The Exiled Lands - A place across the water, fraught with old enemies and unknown dangers."
"You, along with others still trapped in the Homelands, have boarded a ship on course for the Exiled Lands. 7 years After Fire (7AF), the Dragons are still burning everything that lives, and the wasteland that was once the Homelands is no longer habitable. Have you escaped with friends or family? Or have you lost everything? The month-long voyage to the Lands of Exile will give you time to think about your next move...."
The History of You
Each player is requested to submit a backstory using the backstory form on this page. A backstory will help you figure out how your character fits in the game world, and should only cover their story up until your first game. Anything that happens after that is The Game! The Backstory Approval team reads every backstory! One or two sentences is ok if that's all you have, but you are welcome to write more. Please try to keep it under 2 pages so we can focus the big pictures from your character's history.
When creating a backstory, please keep in mind your character is just starting this adventure. It’s a bit uninteresting to write a character who is “epic” – instead, focus on making a well-rounded character that has a history, a past, motivation, things they are good at, and things they aren’t so good at. The best characters have faults, and room to grow and learn.
We use this to not only get to know your character, but also make sure that their story abides by the rules (below) and falls within the Lands of Exile game world. We typically only contact people via Email if there are issues, so if you haven't heard from us before your first game, consider yourself approved!
Any minor revisions or additions can be made via the Google Document sent to your email after submission. If you change characters or wish to rewrite your backstory completely, resubmit an ENTIRELY NEW form and mention that it is a new version so we can discard the old one.
As for the rules pertaining to character backstories:
Your character may not be more than 105 years of age.
Your character may not currently be a noble, royal, or have any type of official title that would be recognized by a government (this stuff is earned in game!)
We do not allow for sexual abuse to be in any back stories or plot lines, it does not exist in the gameworld.
All new characters must be escapees coming from the Homelands, with your first game being you arriving to the Exiled Lands.