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100 Questions - A Creative Exercise

Eirikir
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So this is a writing exercise I've found helpful for developing character voice and motivations. Ask your character one hundred questions, watch them squirm/unabashedly talk at great length about themselves!


[center][size=5]100 Questions for...[/size][/center]


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[b][u]Part 1: The Basics[/u][/b]

[b]1. What is your full name?[/b] 
[b]2. Where and when were you born?[/b] 
[b]3. Who are/were your parents?[/b] 
[b]4. Do you have any siblings?[/b]
[b]5. Where do you live now, and with whom?[/b] 
[b]6. What is your occupation?[/b] 
[b]7. Write a full physical description of yourself.[/b] 
[b]8. To which social class do you belong?[/b] 
[b]9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?[/b] 
[b]10. Are you right- or left-handed?[/b] 
[b]11. What does your voice sound like?[/b] 
[b]12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?[/b] 
[b]13. What do you have in your pockets?[/b] 
[b]14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?[/b] 

[b][u]Part 2: Growing Up[/u][/b]

[b]15. How would you describe your childhood in general?[/b] 
[b]16. What is your earliest memory?[/b] 
[b]17. How much schooling have you had?[/b] 
[b]18. Did you enjoy school?[/b] 
[b]19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?[/b] 
[b]20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.[/b] 
[b]21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?[/b] 
[b]22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?[/b] 
[b]23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?[/b] 
[b]24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?[/b] 
[b]25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?[/b] 
[b]26. When and with whom was your first kiss?[/b] 
[b]27. Are you a virgin?[/b] 
[b]28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities.[/b] 

[b][u]Part 3: Past Influences[/u][/b]

[b]29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?[/b] 
[b]30. Who has had the most influence on you?[/b] 
[b]31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?[/b] 
[b]32. What is your greatest regret?[/b] 
[b]33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?[/b] 
[b]34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?[/b] 
[b]35. When was the time you were the most frightened?[/b] 
[b]36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?[/b] 
[b]37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?[/b] 
[b]38. What is your best memory?[/b] 
[b]39. What is your worst memory?[/b] 

[b][u]Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions[/u][/b]

[b]40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?[/b] 
[b]41. What is your greatest fear?[/b] 
[b]42. What are your religious views?[/b] 
[b]43. What are your political views?[/b] 
[b]44. What are your views on sex?[/b] 
[b]45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?[/b] 
[b]46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?[/b] 
[b]47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?[/b] 
[b]48. What do you believe makes a successful life?[/b] 
[b]49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?[/b] 
[b]50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?[/b]
[b]51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?[/b] 
[b]52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?[/b] 

[u][b]Part 5: Relationships With Others[/b][/u]

[b]53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?[/b] 
[b]54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?[/b]
[b]55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?[/b]
[b]56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.[/b]
[b]57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.[/b]
[b]58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.[/b]
[b]59. What do you look for in a potential lover?[/b]
[b]60. How close are you to your family?[/b]
[b]61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?[/b]
[b]62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?[/b]
[b]63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?[/b]
[b]64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?[/b]
[b]65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?[/b]
[b]66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?[/b]
[b]67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?[/b]
[b]68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?[/b]
[b]69. Do you care what others think of you?[/b]


[u][b]Part 6: Likes And Dislikes[/b][/u]

[b]70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?[/b]
[b]71. What is your most treasured possession?[/b] 
[b]72. What is your favorite color?[/b]
[b]73. What is your favorite food?[/b]
[b]74. What, if anything, do you like to read?[/b]
[b]75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?[/b]
[b]76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?[/b]
[b]77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?[/b]
[b]78. What makes you laugh?[/b] 
[b]79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?[/b] 
[b]80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?[/b]
[b]81. How do you deal with stress?[/b]
[b]82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?[/b] 
[b]83. What are your pet peeves?[/b]

[u][b]Part 7: Self Images And Etc.[/b][/u]

[b]84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?[/b]
[b]85. What is your greatest strength as a person?[/b]
[b]86. What is your greatest weakness?[/b]
[b]87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?[/b]
[b]88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?[/b]
[b]89. Are you generally organized or messy?[/b]
[b]90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.[/b]
[b]91. Do you like yourself?[/b]
[b]92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)?[/b] 
[b]93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?[/b]
[b]94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?[/b]
[b]95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?[/b]
[b]96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.[/b]
[b]97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?[/b]
[b]98. What three words best describe your personality?[/b]
[b]99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?[/b]
[b]100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…)[/b]
Server: PS4-NA
PSN: Eirikir
Name: Marcus Lucan Valerius
Alliance: Ebonheart Pact
Race: Imperial
Class: Dragonknight (Range DPS/Off-Tank)
Playstyle: PVE, PVP, Roleplayer
  • Eirikir
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    100 Questions for...


    Part 1: The Basics

    1. What is your full name? I am Eirikir Flameheart.
    2. Where and when were you born? In the city of Windhelm.
    3. Who are/were your parents? Alvar and Leerna Flameheart.
    4. Do you have any siblings? Yes, many.
    5. Where do you live now, and with whom? At my family home in Windhelm. Sometimes siblings or other relations come but mostly I live alone.
    6. What is your occupation? I am a blacksmith.
    7. Write a full physical description of yourself. I am rather tall and my life in the forge shows itself in me.
    8. To which social class do you belong? A merchant I suppose. I have never given it much thought.
    9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? None really of note.
    10. Are you right- or left-handed? My right hand is dominate.
    11. What does your voice sound like? Can you not hear me now? An odd question.
    12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? None I care to repeat in mixed company.
    13. What do you have in your pockets? ..... Um... gold coins.... a wadded note... Oh! Is that where I put that ring?
    14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? Other then keeping to myself?

    Part 2: Growing Up

    15. How would you describe your childhood in general? Turbulent.
    16. What is your earliest memory? My father at the forge as I played with something.
    17. How much schooling have you had? More then is ordinary. My parents both served in the Legion and so I attended school when they were stationed in a city. Later on I did some studying with the Greybeards. I hate telling people that. It makes them think I am a lier or they get the wrong idea and expect me to Shout a wall down or something.
    18. Did you enjoy school? I did at times and did not at others.
    19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? My parents.
    20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. There was this man, a Dark Elf, I never learned his name but he was a member of the Fighters Guild in Bruma when my parents were stationed there. I don't know why, but I thought he was amazing. It sounds foolish to say now.
    21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? Very well, we are far flung as families go but have no issues with eachother.
    22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A mage.
    23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? I collected scrap metal that by chance had taken the shapes of things like animals.
    24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? Foolishness. Every sp often I reach out to my inner child to be foolish again.
    25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? Not very popular really. No real friends outside of siblings and cousins. Our family carries a bit of a reputation.
    26. When and with whom was your first kiss? At fourteen on the Windhelm docks. A lovely Breton saw me eyeing her as she loaded a craft. Without so much as a word she called me over to her, a full grown woman. She kissed me so deep I thought I would fall in the water. She then said something along the lines of, "Hope that will keep you for a while yet now get along and leave me be." I never saw her again but be sure I looked for a long time.
    27. Are you a virgin? Hahahaha!
    28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. What a filthy question. Do you keep a list of those who answer this? And may I have a copy?

    Part 3: Past Influences

    29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? My wife's death.
    30. Who has had the most influence on you? My grandfather I would think.
    31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? I am not even forty yet. Far to early to say.
    32. What is your greatest regret? Not saving my wife.
    33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? I will not speak of such things.
    34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? No.
    35. When was the time you were the most frightened? It takes a lot to frighten me.
    36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Please these questions are terrible.
    37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? Can we change the subjects please?
    38. What is your best memory? No.
    39. What is your worst memory? NO!

    Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

    40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? Somewhat better... Realist I would say.
    41. What is your greatest fear? To die... then wake up.
    42. What are your religious views? Well I would say a healthy mix of devout belief mixed with total atheism.
    43. What are your political views? On what? The Alliance War? Well, not something I want a part of as I did serve in the Legion but also I am a son of Skyrim and to be honest. One ruleris as bad or good as another.
    44. What are your views on sex? None of my business unless you wish it with me.
    45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? Yes, very acceptable.
    46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? Necromancy.
    47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? Yes.
    48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Surviving to the end.
    49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? This is the most open I have ever been.
    50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? I dislike the unnatural.
    51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? Nothing is ever off the table.
    52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? I don't know if I am being honest.

    Part 5: Relationships With Others

    53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? I just keep to myself friend.
    54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? My dog.
    55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? My dog.... because I don't have to worry about him messing up.
    56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. Still the dog. Only one I can count on.
    57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. I did... next question please.
    58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. By the Eight... yes. Can we move from this please?
    59. What do you look for in a potential lover? ...... A pulse.
    60. How close are you to your family? Yes very much so.
    61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? No. I think we are clear on why by now.
    62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? Some cousin or sibling.
    63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? My kin mostly.
    64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? The clan again.
    65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? A man I met in Anvil once. One day I will drive my blade through him.
    66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? I just avoid the people.
    67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? What social situations?
    68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? No, I hate people you see...
    69. Do you care what others think of you? No.


    Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

    70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? I like fishing.
    71. What is your most treasured possession? Two rings.
    72. What is your favorite color? Blue.
    73. What is your favorite food? Grilled fish with potatoes and carrots.
    74. What, if anything, do you like to read? Poems.
    75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? What is a movie?
    76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? No I need a clear mind.
    77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? Sleeping or following leads.
    78. What makes you laugh? Bonfires in caves, especially suspicious ones.
    79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? Necromancy.
    80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? Find a woman equally as bored.
    81. How do you deal with stress? I dabble in jewelry making.
    82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?People without plans tend to die easily.
    83. What are your pet peeves? Stupid questions.

    Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

    84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? Work the forge, gather ore feom the hills, or take to fishing on normal days. Abnormal days.... I keep busy.
    85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Determination.
    86. What is your greatest weakness? Determination.
    87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing... no regrets.
    88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? Solitary.
    89. Are you generally organized or messy? Organised.
    90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Metal working, carving, paying attention. Not really good at parties, wasting the day, or having fun I suppose.
    91. Do you like yourself? ..... We get alone most times.
    92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? What else would I do?
    93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? That guy I want to kill.... killing him would be great.
    94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I have no idea.
    95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? What sort of question is that?
    96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. I would either kill my enemy or pay someone to.
    97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? My work and craft.
    98. What three words best describe your personality? Son n'ovva bi....
    99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Same I'm sure.
    100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…) Dude, chill out.
    Edited by Eirikir on April 10, 2017 9:35PM
    Server: PS4-NA
    PSN: Eirikir
    Name: Marcus Lucan Valerius
    Alliance: Ebonheart Pact
    Race: Imperial
    Class: Dragonknight (Range DPS/Off-Tank)
    Playstyle: PVE, PVP, Roleplayer
  • Totalitarian
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    100 Questions for...Sola Auroron

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    Part 1: The Basics

    1. What is your full name? Sola Aldmeris Auroron
    2. Where and when were you born? Born in a village outside Cloudrest, Alinor. When? 2E563. I know I'm a bit young.
    3. Who are/were your parents? My father was a weapons enchanter for the Dominion. My mother ran the household.
    4. Do you have any siblings? Of course. My older sister, Nerwaye. For a while, our relationship was strained, but we're all good now.
    5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Still mostly a wanderer...though I visit my sister a few times a year.
    6. What is your occupation? A bit of a long story...and certainly not believable. Let's just say I'm a powerful mage who wanders about.
    7. Write a full physical description of yourself. What is there to say that my portrait can't? Altmer, a bit short for one I might add. Short brown hair, big green eyes, nearly as pink-touched skin. Sometimes get confused with a Breton, but nothing I can do about that...
    8. To which social class do you belong? Not the nobility, but by no means a peasant. I never went hungry, had an education, and lived in a nice house, if that helps to answer it.
    9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? Of course not. I have a pure bloodline without any of those impurities.
    10. Are you right- or left-handed? Ambidextrous. I had to train myself that way, but it's something you should learn to do; it's really helpful.
    11. What does your voice sound like? A twist on the stereotypical overconfident Altmer accent, so I've been told. Only adds to my mage-like charm.
    12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? Do well placed laughs, ums, ers, or other onomatopoeia count?
    13. What do you have in your pockets? Gold, a snack, paper and a pencil.
    14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? Overconfidence? Coldness? Running away? I'm not the best as looking at my own flaws; my sister could probably go on for ages.

    Part 2: Growing Up

    15. How would you describe your childhood in general? At the time, it was great. Friendly parents, and good friends. Looking back, my parents tried to mold me into a stereotypical housewife. Their daughters did not want that.
    16. What is your earliest memory? The time I used fire magic to light my front door on fire, and then running about screaming. My father had to run and grab water from our well and put it out, and no harm done. Just goes to show how early I started out as a mage.
    17. How much schooling have you had? Fully educated in mathematics, music, reading and writing, and a strong informal education in magic.
    18. Did you enjoy school? Of course not. Who wants to learn when they can play outside? That being said, I never put in much effort, but learned well.
    19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? I taught myself real magic, not the parlour tricks they teach you in the Mages' Guild. Books and scrolls of strange origins.
    20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. I wanted to be strong and smart like my father. I wouldn't want that today.
    21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? No. I tended to be a smartass. I was aggressive and belligerent. My sister and I had an on-and-off-again relationship for the longest time. My parents were...parents. I ended up running away and severing them off, but I've grown very close to my sister now.
    22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Princess, like any other girl. My sister and I said that we'd both be queens, and married to the same king. Turns out I'm not too far from that, I guess.
    23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Using magic to cause havoc. I've created much trouble in my village because of wild magic use. I could kill anything, including wolves or burn down houses.
    24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? Ignorance to the obvious. I didn't see the future my parents wanted for me.
    25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? Small village. Not many children, and most tended to keep their distance. I was friends with my sister and an adopted Khajiit, Oldon. We're all like family now.
    26. When and with whom was your first kiss? Nobody? Gods I'm embarrassing myself, aren't I? I can be such a recluse.
    27. Are you a virgin? Yes. And never going to lose it because of recent...personal issues. I won't risk a close relationship because of what I've become.
    28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. Oh?! Too long of a story to explain. I'd need hours for that! (see signature)

    Part 3: Past Influences

    29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? I went on an adventure, recently. Changed my life completely. Again, it's a long story to explain.
    30. Who has had the most influence on you? Myself. Ran away from my parents and built my own life. I didn't want the life they wanted for me.
    31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Becoming a mage of my stature. It'll last forever.
    32. What is your greatest regret? Becoming a mage of my stature. Dualisms, am I right? Other than that? Running away and leaving my sister behind for so long.
    33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? I've dabbled in some very dark magic. But trust me, I'm not an evil person! Just love the pursuit of knowledge.
    34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? No, I'm an angel!
    35. When was the time you were the most frightened? I had to go to Coldharbour to recover something I lost...won't forget that. Only time I was genuinely afraid of what might happen.
    36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Made a meal for some friends, it was horrible, and my dear sister made everyone compliment me. I was pink for minutes.
    37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? Parents. I have bigoted parents who care about nothing but bloodline.
    38. What is your best memory? Going on a grand adventure in Oblivion. The adventure, and the atmosphere, all of it! Greatest time of my life.
    39. What is your worst memory? Remember what I said about dualisms?

    Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

    40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? I switch, depending on the situation. I'm trying to be an optimist.
    41. What is your greatest fear? Having to betray others I love. It's more complicated than you think.
    42. What are your religious views? Those gods all exist, believe me. I won't doubt religion.
    43. What are your political views? All of those factions on Tamriel can rot; we have bigger problems at play.
    44. What are your views on sex? Doesn't affect me, don't care. Keep it out of sight and out of my hearing, and you're fine. Someone tries to get to me, then we have a serious problem.
    45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? I can take a thousand lives in a second, if necessary. I've been desensitized.
    46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? A serious lie. Do what you want, but if you lie about it, you are horribly wrong.
    47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? You asked me when I ran away, I would have said no. But I saw my sister meet hers, and now I believe. I'll never have one.
    48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Power, effort, knowledge, and talent. You need to work if you don't have the ability. It's something you have to work towards.
    49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? No, but if someone were to genuinely ask me, I guess I would tell.
    50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? That kind of thinking is normal for Altmer. I'm glad to have eliminated most of that in myself. Not to say there aren't remnants.
    51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? Give up hope. I've had a thousand situations to give up hope in, at first I did, and looked at what I became. Never again. Look forward and face everything head on, and know everything will be fine.
    52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? Bit of a weird question for me, but my sister and her children.

    Part 5: Relationships With Others

    53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? I'm a bit hard to approach, but once they get close to me, they're all good with me, and I'll be nice.
    54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? My sister and her babies! I love to see them! Can't have a family of my own. My real family is important to me.
    55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? Plenty of family I respect. My sister and her husband I respect greatly, and my assistant (who I consider family) too. They've all made some very difficult choices that cost them greatly.
    56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. Sister and her husband. My assistant. Her husband is a former monk in some order, and Imperial. My assistant is a bit too strange to describe. A best friend though, well, I spend most of my time with my assistant. He's a bit hard to get to know, but he's a nice person.
    57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. No, I don't. It's best if I'm alone.
    58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. I've been attracted to handsome men, but never fallen in love.
    59. What do you look for in a potential lover? If I were to ever fall in love, they would need to understand just who I am. Something not easy to you.
    60. How close are you to your family? Close to my sister, who I love to death. I genuinely hate my parents for what they've done to both my sister and I, and I won't forgive them. So all that matters is my sister.
    61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? I have no children, so I don't have a 'formal' family. Instead, my sister has a husband and children, and I'm their aunt. I try to visit often. There's also Oldon, their Khajiit uncle. He comes around less often. My own real family sounds nice, but I won't have one.
    62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? The problems I deal with now, nobody could help me other than my assistant. But if I had a realistic problem, I could turn to my sister and her husband (I mention them separately because I knew them both before their marriage). Oldon and my assistant I could also turn to. Maybe three or four others who I haven't talked to in years.
    63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? My assistant has my trust to protect me from anything bad. He needs to be vigilant. He is the only one who can protect me, or warn me, against a real threat. Again, in terms of something bad I won't actually face, I'd trust my family.
    64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? My sister and her family, at least the most. I'd imagine, or at least I'd hope, that my parents wouldn't care, because I wouldn't care about them. Oh, Vyrkyl, my assistant. He'd miss me too! Might not look like it, but he would.
    65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? My parents. I've been trying to hide it for a while, but my parents, outside of wanting to, understandably, control my sister and I, my parents wanted to kill her baby. I said that her husband was Imperial, but in addition to that, the child was a ***. So I guess you can see where it went with trying to control the bloodline. She was in shock, and I got angry. That was the unforgivable part. Everyone else who's stood against me were either unaware or opportunists, nothing to hold a grudge against.
    66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? Argue. I generally have the best plans, so if other people think otherwise, I'll let them know why they're wrong. Also, I enjoy arguing.
    67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? Leadership. I'm a pretty good leader, so that helps too. I hate having to sit down and take orders.
    68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? Not really. People can be really strange, so I enjoy interacting with people I know personally.
    69. Do you care what others think of you? I used to, but then I realized how powerful I was, and quit caring about how others think about me. Results are more important than thoughts.


    Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

    70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? Magic, sewing, woodworking. I tried to pick up cooking. Didn't go well. Now, I try to sew clothes and make toys for my sweet nephews.
    71. What is your most treasured possession? Huh...with so many valuable possessions, it's hard to tell. If we leave out the things that aren't physical, like my magical talent or my relationship with my sister, I guess I'd have to say it's my...you know, I've sat here for five minutes trying to think of one...I can't. Everything physical I have is replaceable.
    72. What is your favorite color? Purple! Love purple. Also partial to white and black together.
    73. What is your favorite food? Akaviri Fried Pork. Been a while since I've had it, but every time I have it, I love it. Something about exciting foreign foods.
    74. What, if anything, do you like to read? Tomes on magic. I know that's not 'fun' to most people, but it is to me!
    75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? Experimenting with magic. When I'm done with that, it's brushing my hair, meditating, and just sitting around.
    76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? Gods no! I used to be an alcoholic when I was depressed, but I quit and I avoid drinking as much as possible.
    77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? I've forgotten how time works...hm...just sit around and practice magic I guess.
    78. What makes you laugh? Failures of human character. Might seem cruel, but seeing others mess up is something I find hilarious, for better or worse.
    79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? Hard to say anything; I'm used to it all. Probably something similar to the situation I was put in by my parents.
    80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? Meditate. I've never been able to not find peace in myself.
    81. How do you deal with stress? Get it out. I don't leave that stuff in me; it makes for a bad magicka balance. Get anger out through magic mostly. Yelling in a room helps too.
    82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? For me, what seems spontaneous is really just a well thought out plan.
    83. What are your pet peeves? Children crying, begging for money, complaining. Tons of things. A lot of stuff puts me off.

    Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

    84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? Normal bouts of practicing magic, meditating, and walking around Tamriel. People who try to disrupt this routine are either welcomed if it seems to have good intentions, or put down quickly if it isn't for the best.
    85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Intelligence. Everything I've done has been built off of intelligence. You can outsmart or out-think the world itself.
    86. What is your greatest weakness? Emotions. I haven't let them get in my way for quite some time, and rather, I use them to my advantage, but when you look at something with emotions, and not logic, you'll be blind.
    87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? There's one big thing that both makes me powerful and isolated. It's a long story.
    88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? I can play to both sides, but I prefer to keep to myself.
    89. Are you generally organized or messy? Organized. Everything has its own place. Disorder is bad.
    90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Good: magic, innovation, and leadership. Bad...er: relationships, caring about others, and cooking.
    91. Do you like yourself? Of course! I see how some people wouldn't like me, but I think that I'd be a great person to be around!
    92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? There's not much left for me to do.
    93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? There's nothing I could accomplish that I haven't already.
    94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Right where I am now.
    95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? Just disappear. No point in making it overdramatic. Make it over quickly; I don't want my family to watch me die slowly.
    96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. If that were to somehow happen, I would say farewell to my sister and her family, I'd give them the truth of what's happened to me, and then pass the torch.
    97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? Greatness. Maybe I'll be recognized for it one day, but some things are best left sealed.
    98. What three words best describe your personality? Wow, from dark to light really quickly. Hm...confident, direct, intelligent (that's a personality, right?). At least that'd be how I'd describe myself as someone looking in.
    99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Knowing me, people would probably get everything wrong. Probably belligerent, smartass, and deviant if it was from someone who didn't know me. Someone who knew me? Perservering, smart, and utilitarian.
    100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…) Thoroughly enjoy your time left with your sister and her family. Keep on your current path, and stay ever observant. Not really much advice I can give you.
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  • kadochka
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    May I still try this? :heart:
    NA & EU, all PC!
    🐱 @kadochka the cat mom 🐱

    About: my characters and me:
    MY MAINS (all female characters):
    NA:
    Ruvaakro Nahkriin - Breton blazing tank, vamp
    Lahvraan Do Onikaan - Altmer healplar
    Haziel-la - sweet, chubby kitty chef, mama role
    EU:
    Orthuna gra-Murug - big orcsorc, chef, mama role
    Penelope Hunter - Breton healplar
    Can't-Heal-Will-Revive - derpy Argonian warden tank, real name Izelda
    Kamii Ob’zahari - totally law-abiding, non-thief Khajiit
    I'm a female who's probably on the younger side of the playerbase, who played beta (got the monkey!) but stopped when it became P2P, and who lives in NA but plays more on EU (I do play NA sometimes, though). I love lore, backstories, and RP; I'm a casual player, I don't PvP, and I've never done a Trial. : ) My guilds are full, apologies, but I wouldn't mind making a few new friends!
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    Working on something.
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  • LukosCreyden
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    Really like this. Thanks OP! Here is mine if anyone wants to read. I have written the answers as if it is an interview, so some answers are intentionally vague and some spelling is intentionally off. Will add a couple pics later if I can. There are some minor typos and questions I would like to alter or expand on eventually.

    Edit: pics added. Artist is marble images on instagram. She is awesome. Go take a look.
    100 Questions for...

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    Part 1: The Basics

    1. What is your full name?
    Ekala, Ekala Vilis!
    2. Where and when were you born?
    Somewhere in Valenwood, probably. 22 years ago!
    3. Who are/were your parents?
    (Awkward silence and staring)
    4. Do you have any siblings?
    Yeah, my little sis, Sabetha!
    5. Where do you live now, and with whom?
    Mostly in Bangkorai, in a big BIG house with my girlfriend, Kyrie and my friends!
    6. What is your occupation?
    Um, I fight stuff and make bad people go away.
    7. Write a full physical description of yourself.
    I'M A BOSMER! umm, red hair that goes to 'ere (just above the shoulder) blue eyes and some freckles! Everyone says I'm short... I'm quite slim but Kyrie says I'm aff-let-ic. Thats probly a good!
    8. To which social class do you belong?
    I didn't go to any school stuff
    9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
    I hate really hot weather
    10. Are you right- or left-handed?
    Both, I think.
    11. What does your voice sound like?
    People say I have a high pitched "cockney" accent. Dunno what that is.
    12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
    Ooh! I need a catchphrase! Don't have one o' those!
    13. What do you have in your pockets?
    Knives and things. Ummm, a pebble. Jemimah, my pet tomato.
    14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
    People say I'm really immature. They're rude. Everyone thinks I'm really friendly and stuff, U really like making new friends!
    I love fighting. I really love the color red. I really, really do. It makes my heart go funny when so much red happens.

    Part 2: Growing Up

    15. How would you describe your childhood in general?
    (Awkward silence and staring)
    16. What is your earliest memory?
    Blue. Lots of blue. And a lovely mysic box playing! Valenwood ain't blue though.
    17. How much schooling have you had?
    Apart from what my friend Raz'ir taught me, none. He's the smartest Ka-jeet ever!
    18. Did you enjoy school?
    Yeah! I love Raz'ir!
    19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
    My knifey stuff? From when I was younger. Past stuff. Bad stuff.
    20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.
    I grew up in Camlorn and everyone hated us there. No.
    21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?
    My little sis was my bestest friend! My parents... (awkward silence and staring)
    22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A tree... person. Thing. They climb trees to see hiw big they are.
    23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?
    Playing sword fights with Sabetha!
    24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
    The other other children would try to bully us and espeshly Sabetha cos she was really shy. So, I looked after her and made the bullies stop!
    25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?
    Sabetha was my only friend. We only had each other, but thats all we needed!
    26. When and with whom was your first kiss?
    In a weird tavern place about 4 years ago. A Redguard lady. She was pretty. Never saw her again.
    27. Are you a virgin?
    ....no
    28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities.
    People think I am because I'm good at fighting stuff. Bit silly, really.

    Part 3: Past Influences

    29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
    Meeting Kyrie.
    30. Who has had the most influence on you?
    ...Kyrie.
    31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
    Finding my sister.
    32. What is your greatest regret?
    My sister... um, losing Sabetha.
    33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
    Oh... I did a lot of bad things not that long ago. I killed lots and lots of vampires and werewolves. This upset them a lot and they went and did lots of nasty stuff to a lot of people in some villages um, can we move on?
    34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
    Probly
    35. When was the time you were the most frightened?
    When Kyrie cast the Nec-rot-ic orb spell. I don't like it.
    36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
    Got really drunk, kissed a Redguard lady I don't know. Had a fight with some people who didn't like it. I got all pukey on them.
    37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
    (Awkward silence and staring)
    38. What is your best memory?
    My first kiss with Kyrie!
    39. What is your worst memory?
    (Awkward silence and staring)
    Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

    40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
    Optimistic is when you are really happy 'bout stuff yeah?
    41. What is your greatest fear?
    Ne-cro-tic orb
    42. What are your religious views?
    I dunno... deadric stuff is bad...?
    43. What are your political views?
    Bad kings and queens with bad ideas...
    44. What are your views on sex?
    (Unecassary giggling)
    45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
    I'm really good at it! Bad people need it. I really... yeah, I really, really like it.
    46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
    Harm their own children.
    47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
    Yeah! Kyrie's my soul mate!
    48. What do you believe makes a successful life?
    Be happy and do your best to be nice.
    49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
    I dunno.
    50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
    I used to hate vampires and werewolves. I thought they were all bad people. They ain't though. I have two friends! Ones a vampire, the other is a werewolf!
    51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances?
    Why do you refuse to do it?

    Hurt people who don't deserve it.
    52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
    Anyone I like. Speshly Kyrie and my sis, Sabetha.

    Part 5: Relationships With Others

    53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?
    I always like to be happy and friendly! Some people think its annoying. Thats funny.
    54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
    Kyrie, of course! She helped me be better and I love her!
    55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
    Raz'ir. He also helped. He's really smart and strong and always helps good people.
    56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
    So many people! ((May come back to this later))
    57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.
    Kyrie!! She's so beautiful... Dark Elf. White hair, really long. Lovely golden eyes. Really polite and sweet and kind and funny and cooks the best food ever and... (this continues for some time).
    58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.
    ((Long story, may come back to it later))
    59. What do you look for in a potential lover?
    Ummm... nice? I have to think they are good looking? I dunno.
    60. How close are you to your family?
    I love my sis and my friends! We're really close!
    61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?
    Not yet, Kyrie wants children, but we haven't adopted any yet. Probly gonna wait.
    62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
    Sabetha, Kyrie, Raz'ir... any of my friends, really! We all look after each other!
    63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
    ((See above))
    64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
    ((See above))
    65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
    (Ekala stares directly at the floor and remains silent.)
    66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
    No, don't like arguments!
    67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
    Probly. I like meeting new people and doing other stuff! Wulfmir, though, he's really good with people. The sort of bloke who can walk into a tavern he ain't ever been in and be best friends with everyone in there within an hour.
    68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
    Yeah! Lots of new friends!
    69. Do you care what others think of you?
    Nahhhh. Lots of people think I'm really im-ature and stuff. Other people think I'm mad. Don't bovver me though!

    Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

    70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
    Climbing trees! Also making stuff. And drawing. And knives.
    71. What is your most treasured possession?
    This knife. 'Ere. It saved me when I was... um... 12?
    72. What is your favorite color?
    Green!
    73. What is your favorite food?
    Ooooooooohhhh.... steak!
    74. What, if anything, do you like to read?
    Dunno. I don't read much. I like short books. Don't like sitting still too long.
    75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
    Music! Dancing! Singing! Games! (Ekala is visibly excited by such thoughts)
    76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
    I don't drink much cos I go really silly when I do. Drugs and stuff is icky. Tried skooma once. For bad reasons. Never again.
    77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
    Whats a saturday? Oh! I know! Well, depends on where I am. Could be anything.
    78. What makes you laugh?
    Things that look funny. Silly looking clouds. Naughty jokes.
    79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
    I dunno.
    80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
    I only sleep once or twice a fortnite. I just go out and do stuff all the time. Exploring!
    81. How do you deal with stress?
    I make it go away. If its bad it needs to go.
    82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
    Umm, that first one. I like to go out and live stuff as it happens.
    83. What are your pet peeves?
    Oh, I don't have any pet peeves! Are they nice? Where can I get one?

    Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

    84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
    Umm... eat, do stuff, eat, do more stuff. Probly got some fighty stuff. Be with Kyrie. Eat. Wherever the day takes me

    85. What is your greatest strength as a person?
    I don't give up. Ever. On anything.
    86. What is your greatest weakness?
    Kyrie. She always makes me feel weak in the knees! Hahaha (Ekala gives no other answer)
    87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    Hmmm... maybe be a bit taller? Not too much though!
    88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
    Whats that? (Explanation given). Oh! Definitely the extro-one!
    89. Are you generally organized or messy?
    Heheh Probly messy. Kyrie tells me off for bein' messy.
    90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
    Hm. Good stuff... fighting. Aff-let-ic stuff. Making things. I made a bowl once!
    Bad things... writing. Everyone says I can't sing. I love singing. I used to sing lullabies to Sabetha when we were little. Don't remember how they went. Or where they came from! (Ekala has forgotten the question.)
    91. Do you like yourself?
    (Awkward silence and staring)
    92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)?
    To protect good people. Stop bad people. Kill the Daedra. All of them.
    93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
    Get married!
    94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    In a lovely house with Kyrie. We are married. We are happy and everything is good.
    95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
    Probly when I'm really old.
    96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
    Oh. I don't like this question. Not answering it.
    97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
    How I did my best to make the world better.
    98. What three words best describe your personality?
    HAPPY FUN BOSMER!! (Ekala shouted this joyfully. No other answer given.)
    99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?
    Umm... happy. Sad. Angry.
    100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…)
    Trust your instincts. You've changed a lot since back then. Hold on to those you love and prtoect them. They will need you in the times to come. Live and be happy, but don't be afraid to let the negativity out.

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  • Ilsabet
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    Well this turned into quite a project. :D

    Anyone who's seen my fanfic thread knows my affinity for walls of text, and this interview is no exception. It's presented from the perspective of my main character, Ilsabet Menard, after the events of Summerset, and it's based on my headcanon version of the story as detailed in my thread. It should be considered spoilery for pretty much the entire game up to that point (and especially for Summerset), so I've put it into a spoiler block. And also it's like super long yo.

    100 Questions for... Ilsabet Menard

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    Part 1: The Basics

    1. What is your full name? Ilsabet Menard.
    2. Where and when were you born? I was born in the month of Frostfall in 2E 565, under the sign of the Thief if that matters, in a little town in Glenumbra you've never heard of and you probably wouldn't stumble over even if you were looking for it. It's closer to Aldcroft than Camlorn, and just outside the edge of the moors. I was 16 years old when I woke up in the Wailing Prison and my life changed.
    3. Who are/were your parents? My father was the stablemaster in our town. My mother took care of everything else while he was minding the horses.
    4. Do you have any siblings? No, I'm an only child.
    5. Where do you live now, and with whom? I have houses here and there, but I spend too much time wandering to call any one of them a full-time home. If I could choose just one, it would probably be my little house near Nimalten. I don't live with anyone else, unless you count the critters that seem to take up residence while I'm away.
    6. What is your occupation? Adventurer, if that counts as a job. It's certainly what I spend most of my time doing, and I guess you could say it's a living.
    7. Write a full physical description of yourself. Well I'm not terribly tall, and I guess you'd say I have a boyish figure. I'm pretty athletic but not too bulky or muscular. My hair is brown and straight and fairly long, although I usually have it up in a crown braid to keep it out of the way so it's easy to forget how long it is. My eyes are brown too. I'm usually wearing leather armor and a chestplate, unless I decide to wear a less armory outfit to try to blend in more with the regular folk.
    8. To which social class do you belong? Working class, I guess. I mean that's what we were back home. I'm probably better off now, but I'm not exactly upper-crust either.
    9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? Hmm, not really. I tend to stay in pretty good health. I mean considering how much I go through.
    10. Are you right- or left-handed? Right-handed.
    11. What does your voice sound like? Well female for one thing, not really high-pitched or girly, but not super low either. I like to think I sound assertive, like people should know they shouldn't mess with me or take me lightly.
    12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? Things like "How can I help?" and "I have some questions" and "No sir, I don't know what happened to whatever used to be in that chest."
    13. What do you have in your pockets? This and that, some lockpicks, some traveling money and food, a few knickknacks I've picked up, Darien's note...
    14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? I stick my nose into other people's business a lot. I also have this thing where I loot every container in a room before I go to the next room. And sometimes I just go picking flowers while someone's trying to talk to me. That's probably annoying, now that I think about it.

    Part 2: Growing Up

    15. How would you describe your childhood in general? We worked hard, but it wasn't bad. It was an honest way of life, and a lot simpler than how it is now. It was also a lot less exciting. Sometimes part of me misses that life, but I don't think the person I am now would be content there for very long.
    16. What is your earliest memory? There are vague memories of being with Ma and Pa when I was little, but the most significant early memory I have was when I was still learning to ride and someone put me on this huge dapple horse and it ended up almost bucking me before Pa and one of the other men managed to get ahold of the reins. I just remember holding on for dear life and being more scared than I'd ever been. I've had a hard time trusting horses ever since then. I think I was around 8 when that happened.
    17. How much schooling have you had? Ma Richard would give us our lessons after chores most days. I'm not sure if that counts as official school, but we learned what we needed to know.
    18. Did you enjoy school? It was fine, nothing too strenuous, mostly a chance to show up the boys and see how much squirming Jacob could get away with before his ma yelled at him.
    19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? My pa taught me how to ride, and our town's ranger taught me how to use a bow along with his sons. I guess I learned the rest of what I can do as I went along.
    20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. I definitely admired Ranger Richard. The idea of someone knowing the area better than anyone and being able to sense dangers and keep other people safe seemed kind of heroic to me, I guess. And on some level I knew my parents were good people too, so they influenced me without me thinking about it too much.
    21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? I wasn't always a model daughter, especially when it came to expectations about me getting work done, but we all loved each other and I knew my parents just wanted to take care of me, even when I was being difficult.
    22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I remember pretending I was some great treasure hunter while I was out roaming in the forest, even though what I brought home was usually just pretty rocks or maybe some half-rusted junk I found somewhere. I also thought I might make a pretty good ranger. If I had stayed there, Ian and I might have been a pretty good team after he took over for his father. I definitely had no interest in taking after my father as the town's stablemaster, so it was probably lucky that I wasn't a son who would be expected to take over the family business.
    23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Mostly roaming around the forests seeing what I could find, either on my own or with one or both of the boys. Sometimes I also liked to just find hiding places around town and hole up by myself until I felt like coming out again. Sometimes I would make up imaginary stories for myself and play them out in my head as if I really were some kind of brave hero or plucky adventurer. It's kind of funny, now that I think about it.
    24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? I was pretty adventurous, for a kid, if you count being more than five minutes away from home as an adventure. I was pretty inquisitive, and stubborn at times, and I liked to prove that I didn't need to be coddled by Ian or anybody else. But I wouldn't say I was too belligerent, and I was pretty good-natured as long as nobody pushed my buttons.
    25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? There weren't too many kids my age around, but I mostly hung out with the ranger's sons since Ian was a year older than me and Jacob was two years younger. We got along okay, aside from the usual squabbles, and I made them take me along when their pa was teaching them to shoot and taking them around the forests and into the moors. I'd say they were my closest friends growing up, and I might have even married one of them if everything hadn't changed. Ian was always more in older brother mode, and I think he kind of wanted to protect me even though I usually didn't feel like I really needed it. Jacob was always kind of a brat and was usually getting himself into trouble.
    26. When and with whom was your first kiss? That was one of Darien's gifts to me, right after I told him how I'd been feeling about him all this time. He could tell it was my first one, too. It was... something I'll never forget. (For the record, I don't count the time Ian tried but I didn't let him and he only really got the corner of my mouth.)
    27. Are you a virgin? Yes, that's one experience I haven't had yet, and I'm not sure when or if that'll change.
    28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. I don't think there's anything supernatural about me, although I'd be interested to know if that has anything to do with how good I seem to be at saving the world.

    Part 3: Past Influences

    29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? The event that changed my life was undoubtedly being sacrificed by the Worm Cult and finding myself in Coldharbour. There have been many momentous events since then, but none of them would have happened without that rebirth as the Vestige.
    30. Who has had the most influence on you? I'd say I've been influenced by many people, both during my early life and during my time as the Vestige. Darien would be an easy answer, as I remember how his bravado strangely inspired me while I was still unconvinced that I was strong enough to be the hero type, and his belief in me has bolstered me all the way up to where we are now. But the Prophet, and the other Companions, and High King Emeric and the other alliance leaders, and so many of my friends and colleagues have all affected me in their own ways large and small. So really it's hard for me to pick just one person to the exclusion of all others, because the person I am now has been shaped by my contact with so many people.
    31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? I mean... saving the world is a pretty big deal. And saving all the realities ever is even bigger. So I think I have to go with that.
    32. What is your greatest regret? There are... a lot of those, actually. Mostly things that I wish I could have done but couldn't, or things I had to do that I wish I hadn't. People I've killed. Murdering King Kurog and putting the entire Covenant into jeopardy. Seeing friends turn against me and not being able to reach them before they forced me to kill them too. Wanting desperately to save someone but having no way to do it. I guess if I had to sum it all up, I'd say my greatest regret is that my bow and my blade are too often used to end lives when I wish they could be more effectively used to save people.
    33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? Evil is kind of a hard thing to qualify. There are the aforementioned killings, but any one of those could be given justification or called out as base murder depending on the perspective. I guess my penchant for stealing things is less justifiable, but it's also harder to think of purloining trinkets as evil. Let's just say I'm not proud of everything I've done and leave it at that.
    34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? Well... that depends on what you mean by record. I don't have a bounty on me right now...
    35. When was the time you were the most frightened? There was the horse thing when I was a child, and the fear I felt in the Wailing Prison when I didn't know what was happening to me, and when I thought that assassin in Daggerfall Castle might actually kill me, and probably several other times since then when my life was on the line or I feared we might fail an important mission. Most recently, it was the moment of sheer panic I felt in the Crystal Tower when the shadows overcame us and I didn't know where Darien was or how I should react.
    36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Well hrm. I've had a few unfortunate experiences with alcohol. And I almost fell on my face in front of Darien while I was trying to act all businesslike. It's hard to stay dignified all the time.
    37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? The obvious answer would be something that would have kept Darien from being taken from me, or something that would keep our world from being threatened so often. But I'm not sure how to even make that happen without changing or losing things that have been meaningful or valuable along the path that has brought us to where we are now. As I've mused before, it can be dangerous to think about doing away with the bad things when there were good things right alongside them.
    38. What is your best memory? Watching the man I love drive back the ultimate darkness, purely through the strength of his will. I have never loved anyone more than I loved him in that moment.
    39. What is your worst memory? I... as much as I might want to say it's what happened immediately after that best memory, what Darien did is too meaningful for that. Even the first time, when he disappeared in that flash of light... No, I know what it is. I can remember one night sitting in my gloomy house in Narsis, as the one last candle I had lit burned out, when it had finally sunk in that I had no way of finding Darien and there was nothing I could do for him. It might have been the pinnacle of the funk I was in after what happened in Wrothgar, just feeling the weight of that helplessness and regret and having it all crystallize in front of me as I sat there in the dark. I hope I never have to feel that way again.

    Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

    40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? I... like to think that things will work out okay, or maybe that's more of a hope that things won't be totally terrible even if they don't go the way we would want. But I've gone through enough to know that things will rarely be entirely good or entirely bad. So... a little of both? Clinging to hope, while being ready for setbacks and disappointments?
    41. What is your greatest fear? I guess... that I'll make things worse while I'm trying to make things better. That I'll hurt people I care about. I guess that's two things, but they kind of go together.
    42. What are your religious views? I don't worship any particular deity, but I certainly respect the higher powers and understand the power and influence they have both on and through mortals. Religious faith can buoy people through hard times, and it can drive people to do horrible things. It's interesting to observe.
    43. What are your political views? I support and serve High King Emeric of the Covenant, although whether he still considers me his champion after what I did in Orsinium is still something of a question. I respect the other alliances' leaders, having interacted with and helped them, and despite my loyalty to my alliance I mostly want to see this conflict come to some kind of end that will allow people to live peacefully with some semblance of reasonable order.
    44. What are your views on sex? I assume it's nice, people seem to enjoy it and find it worthwhile. I don't think I'd want to do it unless it would mean something with someone I really cared about. Preferably as part of an actual relationship or even marriage. But I guess I can't really judge people who do it just for fun. I wonder if he would have toned down the womanizing if something had actually happened between us...
    45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? Oh yes, can I kill. It's something I do almost without thinking about it anymore. I don't always want to, but when I have to, I rarely hesitate. If I need to protect myself or people I care about, or people who can't defend themselves, I consider it part of doing what I need to do. It's the same when I need to stop someone from doing something I can't allow. And sometimes my hand is forced and another person's death is the only way to resolve a situation. Then there are the Brotherhood contracts, but I have my own ways of rationalizing those. I also don't do so many of them anymore.
    46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? Cold-blooded betrayal of someone who trusts you absolutely is right up there. Especially since so many other horrible acts could be tied into it.
    47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? I think so. I certainly know my feelings for Darien are true. Whether I'm his one true love or not, I couldn't say. But it's a nice thing to think about.
    48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Being happy with your lot, making the world a little bit better, finding people to care about who preferably care about you too.
    49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? I think I do have kind of a persona, pretty much the whole hero thing, that I present to the world so that I seem confident and capable and like someone who should not be messed with. Those things are true, to some extent, but I'm much less likely to show the side of me that has crises of conscience or feels insecure or regretful or gets lost in thought when nobody else is around. I think people like Darien or Raz maybe sense or understand that part of me a little better, but most of the time it's the last thing I want people to see when I'm in mission mode and something important is at stake.
    50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? Ummm... I try not to. There might be things that I feel under the surface, based on things I've seen or learned, that might subtly color how I view certain people or approach certain interactions. Like it's a pretty good bet that any given Altmer might see you as an inferior specimen or a Nord might be drunk at any given time. Does it count as a stereotype if it's usually true?
    51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? There are some heinous acts I would never consider, and I'm not even going to list them. Pretty much if Molag Bal would do it, it's off the table. Aside from basic killing and stealing, which he would probably do just for fun. As a general thing, though, it's hard to say "never" when you don't know what circumstances might lead you to do something you wouldn't consider doing in a vacuum.
    52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? I don't really like to think about dying for people or causes, because once that happens, I can never do anything for anyone again. But on the surface, since this question is really about what things are most important to me, I would go to some pretty far extremes for Darien or Raz or King Emeric or any number of my other closest friends. And if I thought that it was necessary for me to die in order to save the world or stop something really horrible from happening, and there was no other way around it, I would do it for the greater good.

    Part 5: Relationships With Others

    53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? I try to be polite at the very least, although I can get a little curt if people are rubbing me the wrong way. I'd say I keep things professional and a little distanced while I'm dealing with people I don't know well, and it takes some trust and development of friendship for me to open up more.
    54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? I mean... I kind of have to say Darien, don't I? He's certainly the one who's on my mind the most, even though I've spent most of this whole mad adventure apart from him. And he's the one I most want to be with and care for and see happy.
    55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? Razum-dar is a pretty easy answer here. I do respect High King Emeric and Queen Ayrenn for their leadership qualities and what they're trying to do for their people, but Raz has a way of impressing me with how smoothly he handles just about everything he does. And if there's anyone besides Darien that I would trust implicitly with my life, it's him.
    56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. Darien, and Raz, and Gabrielle and Skordo and Naryu, and Indaenir, and Holgunn and Walks-in-Ash, and Lyris and Sai and the Prophet, and Kireth and Raynor and Neramo and Lerisa, and Verandis and Gwendis and Quen and Merric and Valsirenn and Oriandra... I really have made a lot of friends over the course of my journey. If I tried to describe them all and talk about our experiences together, I'd be here all day.
    57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. I've never actually been in a relationship. I mean my heart belongs to someone, but we've never... formalized anything.
    58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. I mean... how long do you want to sit here listening to me? And have you ever met Darien Gautier? I mean I know he comes across as this reckless snarky playboy, but there's really a lot more to him than that. He proved that to me, while we were off being the heroes of the Covenant, and saving the world in Coldharbour. If you knew him the way I do, I wouldn't have to explain why my heart is his and always will be. Although if you really want me to recount everything we've done together and everything I love about him, I can think of plenty of worse ways to spend my time. But maybe I should save those musings for later.
    59. What do you look for in a potential lover? He should be someone I can rely on, someone I know will have my back whether I need it or not. Someone I can let my guard down around, and we can make each other laugh and know what to say that the other needs to hear. Someone who can be my partner and we know we can get through anything together. Someone perhaps who's devastatingly handsome and can make me blush when he's not wearing a shirt. ...Although if this is supposed to be a generic question, then I guess that's less important than the other stuff. But it is a really nice bonus.
    60. How close are you to your family? I haven't seen them since the bandits got ahold of me, a couple months before I landed in Coldharbour. I don't know if they think I'm dead or not. Sometimes I think I should have tried to contact them, but I don't know how I'd begin to reconcile my old life with the life I have now. So I just haven't been thinking about it too much. But I do still love them and hope they're well.
    61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? I don't think I'm really old enough to start having kids. And I wouldn't say my lifestyle is really suited to it. I guess I might want to one day, if things settle down enough. Although it's complicated by the fact that the only person I can think of who I'd want to have them with isn't around right now. Maybe if things changed again...
    62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? Probably Razum-dar, if I could find him. Maybe Gabrielle, although I haven't been able to contact her since I left Anvil. I'd like to say High King Emeric, but I still don't know if I can show my face in front of him. I'd definitely say Darien if it weren't for the thing with him being stuck in the Colored Rooms.
    63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? I'd trust most or all of my closest friends with my life. Of course sometimes friends turn out not to be who you thought they were, or have a change of heart, but the people who have had my back before have proven themselves. And I have a pretty handy way of dealing with turncoats.
    64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? The aforementioned friends, I would think.
    65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? Molag Bal, probably. Pretty much everything he stands for is despicable. And he's so damn smug about everything.
    66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? I'll have my say, especially if I think things need to be done a certain way. But I can defer to other people's judgment if they have a bigger stake in the situation or it seems preferable to avoid conflict.
    67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? I'd say at this point I'm pretty used to asserting myself when things need to get done. In a purely social situation, which honestly doesn't happen very often, I'd probably be more comfortable sitting back and observing if there were more outgoing people around.
    68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? Doing things involving big groups can be exciting, but it can also be draining. I'd say it depends on how much drama there is going on. In general I probably prefer smaller gatherings and quieter conversations.
    69. Do you care what others think of you? Yeah, in a certain sense, maybe more than I should. In the sense that I want to be respected and I don't want people to take me lightly and I definitely want people I care about to think well of me. But on the other side, I'll do what needs to be done without letting myself be held back too much by worrying about pandering to other people's opinions.


    Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

    70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? I like wandering around and gathering stuff and finding treasure chests. And going fishing sometimes. And reading probably counts, even if it's just whatever books I come across during my adventures. Does rifling through people's dressers and safeboxes count? We could call that a pastime. Maybe the crafting I do, although that gets closer to feeling like work.
    71. What is your most treasured possession? Probably my bow. It's gotten me through a lot.
    72. What is your favorite color? Mmm... blue.
    73. What is your favorite food? I eat a lot of braised rabbit with vegetables. It's surprisingly easy to scrounge up on the go.
    74. What, if anything, do you like to read? I mostly pick up books here or there while I'm poking around places or hanging out in libraries in a new town. You can learn a lot about a place by seeing what books people have left lying around.
    75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? A good musician is always enjoyable. I like paintings sometimes too, as long as they aren't too pretentious. I haven't been to the theater very much but I think I would enjoy a play that told a good story.
    76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? I'll have a drink every now and then, although I don't overdo it unless I'm having a drinking contest with a Nord or something. Smoking smells really bad and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be great for my lungs considering how much running around I do. Skooma really doesn't interest me, and I know enough to stay away from the dangers of anything addictive.
    77. How do you spend a typical Saturday Loredas night? Honestly I hardly pay attention to what day of the week it is anymore. If this is about how I might unwind at the end of the week, I might try relaxing at a tavern listening to some good music. Or just finding a nice comfy bed and trying to get some sleep.
    78. What makes you laugh? Besides Darien? I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. At least when things aren't being all doom and gloom. Sometimes funny situations just pop up out of nowhere. And I can usually rely on some of my friends to know how to lighten a mood. Oh, and chickens running. That's hilarious.
    79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? My sensibilities have gotten a lot more jaded than they once were, but I'm still sometimes surprised by the depth of cruelty people can show and things like the way love can be twisted into bitterness and hatred.
    80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? I've done a lot of sitting and thinking on nights like that. I'm sure I could find more thinking to do. If I were going for amusement rather than philosophizing, I might hum to myself or see if there's a book lying around.
    81. How do you deal with stress? It kind of depends. Sometimes I go fishing. Sometimes I go look for things to kill. Sometimes I just kind of throw myself onto whatever can pass for a bed and just hope it all goes away. And sometimes I take a deep breath, put on my "don't mess with me" face, and go get crap done.
    82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? I guess plans are good? I'd say I'd rather have a plan than not, but sometimes you just need to go where things are and do what needs to be done. I'm certainly content letting other people come up with the plans, as long as they don't seem like total suicide. And sometimes I go along with them anyway. (Gabrielle, I'm looking at you.)
    83. What are your pet peeves? People taking me lightly tend to get under my skin. Lockpicks breaking at the worst possible moment. Those guards with lanterns getting in my way. Having to jump over a rock five times before I get my footing.

    Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

    84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? I'm not sure if I really have a "normal routine" every day, since I rarely know what any given day is going to bring. Go to a place, talk to people, see what they need, and go do it? That's about it. If something gets in the way of that, I just kind of take it as it comes and deal with that too.
    85. What is your greatest strength as a person? Probably my determination and willingness to (try to) do the right thing even if it's hard or requires sacrifices.
    86. What is your greatest weakness? My inability to entirely disengage myself from personal feelings like regret over the things I've had to do.
    87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? You mean besides giving myself the superhuman ability to make things just turn out the way I want them to? On a lighter note, I guess I'd maybe like to be a better dancer.
    88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? At my core, probably introverted. But I can deal with people perfectly fine when I need to.
    89. Are you generally organized or messy? I try to at least keep track of the stuff I'm hauling around. It's harder to be messy when you don't stay in any one place for very long. I'd probably get lazier if I were just slouching at home.
    90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Things I'm good at: shooting, helping people, and liberating things from their former owners. Things I'm bad at: translating ancient inscriptions without a guide, juggling (unless it's with enchanted daggers), and saying no when someone asks for help.
    91. Do you like yourself? I... guess? Mostly? That's a hard thing to say. I certainly don't like certain aspects of myself, certain things I've done, certain things I wish I could have changed that I hope don't reflect too much on who I am as a person. There have been times when those things seemed much more a part of me than maybe they do now, when I would have said I was a poor excuse for a hero and not much of a decent human being either. But I think I've gotten past that now, knowing that people I care about believe in me, that I can make a difference even when things seem bleak. As long as I'm not giving up hope and still trying to do the best I can, I can be someone worth believing in. And that means something, right?
    92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Well it wasn't something I set out to do intentionally, but when you get sold out to a cult and sacrificed and your soul gets stolen and this crazy old blind guy decides you're something special and you're pretty much destined to save the world, you kind of get set on a path that leads to you eventually saving the world. And since I didn't die in the process, here I still am doing what I can to keep saving the world whenever it becomes necessary, and in the meantime doing what I can to save little parts of the world, even if that's just helping someone find their lost dog or something. It's a thing to do, and fortunately I've gotten pretty good at it.
    93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? It'd be great if I could accomplish getting Daedric Princess to stop trying to destroy or take over Nirn. Since that's not super likely to be achievable... I dunno, more little goals of trying to help people than one big massive accomplishment.
    94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully still alive and kicking, maybe still doing the hero thing, but maybe everything will be great and I won't need to be a hero anymore. ...But probably still doing the hero thing.
    95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? If I could choose? Old and peacefully in my bed, knowing that the people I care about will be okay and that I've done what I needed to do with my life.
    96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. 1) Round up everyone I care about and have drinks with them, with a special toast to the one who couldn't be there with us. 2) Write a letter to Darien with everything I could possibly think of that I would want him to know, and leave it in the place where I thought he'd be most likely to find it one day. Maybe I'd entrust it to Gabrielle. I'd have to think about that. 3) Do whatever I thought was necessary to make sure that Molag Bal didn't get his grubby grippers on my soul again. Or any of the other Daedric Princes, for that matter. If I'm going to die, I don't want any shenanigans going on.
    97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? I'd like to be remembered as someone who made this world a little better. Maybe history won't record me as the great hero who saved the world, or maybe it will, but more importantly I'd like it if the people I met and helped remember that girl who did what she could to make things better for them in some way that made a difference.
    98. What three words best describe your personality? Determined, resourceful, occasionally conflicted.
    99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Heroic, helpful, strong.
    100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…) Be careful about beating yourself up too much. You already know that, I think, and you definitely know how much is out of your control and how little say you have over what it becomes necessary for you to do. You're doing your best, and you've come out of your trials stronger and with clearer eyes than before. Just keep doing what you're doing, and never give up on the people you love. (But you already know that too.)
    Edited by Ilsabet on February 5, 2019 10:44PM
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