I'm 87. Does that count?
Is that you, Games?
Haha! There's your litmus-test for v3: if you get that, you're an old-timer.
Nice to see you around again, Ollie. You know I'm an old guy, too ;)
I saw this and decided I HAD to post. Just 'cause.
My v3 contributions are as follows:
Talon Krusidiir - Paladin of Helm, and silly fellow with aims at serving as a Purple Dragon. Might've had a shot, too, if his player hadn't convinced himself his Paladin would have no shot what-so-ever.
Lieutenant Zyl D'Enitor - Warrior of Helm. Some of his personality traits were close to Talon's, but for the most part he became his own entity. He was extremely paranoid, and sometimes that got him in trouble. He'd almost always hear a War Wizard pass invisibly, and aim an arrow. He never fired, though… phew.
Veteran of the Zhentarim War, Member of the Three Stooges (Miles, Zyl and Karl!), survivor of the rebellion and inquisition, and avid hunter of Cata Unders AKA Raven; Zyl had a lot of experience under his belt. Granted the rank of Lieutenant rather quickly, (I still think it was because he banished Marcus Nightcrawler...) he surprised his superiour officer, Mara Krows, constantly. He would often-times challenge her authority, usually to a detrimental end.
Eventually the two became very close friends: almost like siblings, however, and the good fight of Law v. Chaos ensued.
He retired honourably and lives a peaceful life in a small house in Eveningstar.
Senior Magus Aznar Lauzoril - Red Wizard of Thay. Others claim him to having been one of the finer Red Wizards to have graced the Enclave walls. I say otherwise. Aznar's existance was full of constant turmoil, and some of my achievements were just dumb luck.
Within his first week in Arabel, Aznar was on trial for Murder. He had over-seen a duel in the Mage's Guild Cellar, of which the end result of the duel was to be death. He was not too fond of the loser, and when the loser lost, and the winner refused to kill as per the guidelines set, Aznar did.
He was arrested, and served trial, but was saved by the return of the loser, who said that Aznar was acting in the interests of the duel, and that he was to be released. And so Aznar was, and was also given his infamous "Red Lion" moniker.
After that, things started looking better. Until he found a rival in Peron Aziz. I've not seen such a rivalry happen since then between any two Red Wizards. These two constantly attempted to undermine, swindle, manipulate and actively destroy each other. Eventually, they came to duel for the position of Senior Magus. Aznar lost, and he would not forgive himself for it. After the duel, Aziz broke their verbal agreement against looting, and took two of Aznar's prized rings. One was irreplaceable, and the other had to be returned on principle alone. Aziz made the demand of 5,000 lions, which Aznar would not agree to. Instead, he went to the underground, where he had a number of friends he had gained over the past weeks. He paid 3,000 coins for Aziz's life.
Aznar challenged for Senior Magus and lost once more, this time to a rather putzy Senior Magus. A second duel, however, resulted in an unscathed Aznar standing over a pile of smoldering ash on the ground. Senior Magus Lauzoril continued his active plotting against Aziz, who had been successfully assassinated during a sale of an immensely expensive ring. Aznar had his own two rings safely returned, and was never even so much as accused of the act.
Aziz shortly thereafter retired as a Red Wizard.
Magus Odessenym was a conniving sort, fenagling a trading contract with a Senior Magus and his apprentice in Thaymount. Aznar was able to cut in on the deal as well, and went with Odessenym to collect the caravan arriving with the goods. They were interrupted, however, being told that the goods were stolen. After having proved they weren't, the two Magi returned to the Enclave and prepared an auction.
They sold the goods for a great sum of coin. To their dismay, however, the goods WERE stolen. Aznar was left to investigate on his own, mostly to save his own hide. He discovered it all an intricate plot of the Apprentice in Thaymount to overthrow his own master. Evidence was discovered that placed all that, and Aznar and Odessenym's names were cleared. Aznar came out on top with a great deal of coin from the product sales, however, and used that to buy himself a far more secure place in the Enclave.
He then decided to writhe his tendrils a little into the political scene of Arabel. Thond was a great thorn in his side, and despite having made substantial diplomatic resolutions with the House, he still felt them a threat to his business. His loyal knight had successfully stolen house armour for Thond, and it was Aznar's intent to cause a political war between all of the houses. A Retainer from Bhaliir was his accomplice in the matter, but was in actuality a spy.
If Aznar had not died, and his player retire as a Red Wizard, his plan would have been foiled due to blind trust.
Scout Alyssa Serelli - Alyssa's career is fairly short. She came to Arabel from Suzail seeking to join the Purple Dragon Garrison there. She contributed a great deal in the fight against the Lurker (Not as much as a lot of others, but close!) and gained her rank in the Arabel Militia as a private during that venture.
Shortly after the Lurker incident, she returned to Suzail for a time. There she joined the scouts and returned to Arabel under orders (Yeah, this is a hazy part >_>). Scout Serelli did a little more work before she was kidnapped by the Blackblade family, and her life used as a sacrifice to ressurrect Xavier Blackblade.
Her father was not seen at her funeral in Suzail, though her grave always has fresh roses lain upon it.
Luckbring Skyler Celonias - Was just a side character, and though I tried to make a name for him, it really didn't go very far.
And who could forget:
STRAY COW! - This Barbaric Bovine randomly found himself on random adventures with Hungry Dog and Vicious Chicken. Also a short-lived career, as having Gurb in the deity field is not a wise choice.
It started when Phantom asked to be booted with the message, "Stop. Hammertime" and it ended with me writing a whole rap as a joke.
Can't touch this.
J-j-j-j-just like the DMs and some players too
I've got mad RPing skills, so Cross STFU
I can post on the forums and chat in IRC
I can't kick or boot or give phat l00t,
but I can still come off as 1337
Cant touch this
Stop. Jestyr Time!
I'm Thayarific Jestyr, OO thinks I'm hot
I don't care if you're elf or gnome, I'll still mess with your plot.
I've been around the server, from the palace to East Way.
It's Jestyr, go Jestyr, MC Jestyr, yo Jestyr, let's see Moloch rap this way!
Can't touch this!
i never get any PMs
sometimes i make new accounts just to PM myself to make me feel better
Another stiple of BGS' loneliness.
For some reason, Forte believes I need to see everything, and immedietly asked if I was there to see that.
No, Forte, I saw it in a vision.
I need a fancy short letter name too. There's OO, FDM, OMG, GT…
JY, I hear that FDM is out, OO is on a plane, OMG is working two jobs, GT has no life and just hangs in here, and CC hates IRC and is sleeping right now anyway.
Just some random spastic talking in the Thayan room. MM as witty as always, =D.