GASOLINE is a post Tresspasser Dragon Age: Inquisition roleplay set in 9:50 Wintermarch, Dragon. The Inquisition has been disbanded, refusing to bend knee to the Chantry. Solas knows to much about the inquisition anyways- their weaknesses, fears, names, who their families are. He could use this information to his advantage if they were to revolt against him. He plans on destroying the world, creating a new one in his perfect image. Release the Evanuris, bring the world back to the time of the elves. But, unknown to most of the world, Solas is slowly becoming corrupted- and rumors of the sixth blight and a new archdemon emerging are lose on the tongues of spies and maids alike. The new Inquisition, under it's new alias, works diligently from the shadows and away from the eyes of nobility and the hierarchy of Orlais and Ferelden to gain information and armies to combat this new threat on the horizon. The fate of Thedas is in your hands- what role will you play in it's future? Will you be the light in the storm, or the gasoline that helps it to burn?
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introducing the character
There have been murmurs, from some quarters. About what might happen if another blight comes.
Do you ever wonder what lies at the edges of the map, past the seas?
✾ You were born into the prestigious Montilyet family of Antiva, the first born child to your doting parents, Yves and Marisella. As the heir to the family, you were given the best education money could buy. You were taught history and language, politics and reading, writing and military strategy, public speaking and manipulation. You were trained on how to defend yourself, should the need ever arise. But overall, you were expected to act like a lady, to smile, have presence, and possess good manners.
✾ Your siblings were born one right after the other, until you had four in total - Laurien, Antoine, Yvette, and Eavan. Three brothers and one sister - what luck! As you began to age, you realized that you did not want the life you were destined to have. You did not want to marry, to bear children, and live as a housewife - a pretty, young, educated doll that sat on the trophy shelf, whose sole duty was to plan parties, engage in society, and marry off her children. You did not want to take over the family business, to have your future tied up in numbers and trade.
✾ You rebelled. At the young age of 16, you ran away from home, joining with other young nobles from Antiva. You trained in the art of become a Bard, for the romanticism of a life of intrigue and adventure enticed you. There you met Leliana, another Bard from Orlais - a beautiful mystery - and befriended her past, despite that fact that you both hailed from different nations. This life was made for you, and you enjoyed every second of it. Until tragedy struck. You were given a mission by an influential Antivan noble, who naturally did not know your true identity, and that you as well were the heir to a vast family business and name. You encountered a rival bard, who attacked you. Naturally, you fought back, but in your defensive fervor, you accidentally killed him. When you removed his mask, you stared in horror. He was a friend, from when you first started out with the Bards - Marseille Dumoll - and he was dead, because of you. From that moment on, you returned home, renouncing the life of a Bard and all further violence.
Common ground is the start of all negotiations.
✾ Your family was one of the major naval powers in Antiva, until they met with bad luck during the end of the Blessed Age. Your family used to boast vessels in the hundreds, including a large contingent of warships, which were at the disposable of the royal Antivan navy. Your ships were charged with keeping merchant vessels safe on the open water, and it was the cargo they carried that attracted the infamous Rivaini pirates to them. Your family, unfortunately, became involved in rivalries and vendettas, angering the Rivaini pirates, and even catching the unwanted attention of the Felicisima Armada. Your family lost a lot of money and goods, and slowly your family's importance in Antiva began to wan.
✾ Your family further lost more influence when they were exiled from Orlais. Your family once had strong ties in this great nation, but an issue of marriage and fidelity with the noble and powerful Du Parquette family let to vicious infighting among the families, horrifying betrayals that shook the foundation the families were built on, and public duels that resulted in quite a few deaths on both sides. Your family's fortune was greatly crippled when you were exiled from Orlais, and you worked your hardest to try to make things better for your family.
✾ You finally understood your importance as the heir to the family, and after witnessing all of the miserable events that had struck your family over the years, you sought to raise your family back up to the proud nobles they once were. You became the chief Ambassador from Antiva to Orlais, and became an eminent figure in diplomacy, creating relationships with grace, charm, and careful favors. You continued to learn more and more, about foreign affairs, and matter of social conduct. You sought to be a wise woman - someone who could forge alliances between the staunchest and most stubborn of nations. By becoming the ambassador between the two nations, you were able to learn more about Orlesian politics, including how to navigate and play during the Great Game. You became skilled at it, dancing through the motions with skill and manipulations.
✾ With your new position of power, you sought to your family's landed trader status in Orlais, calling on favors from the noble families you had visited over the years, appealing to the Empress of Orlais to end the exile on the Montilyets, and attempting to mend the bond broken between your family and Du Parquettes. Unfortunately, you became a target of assassins from the House of Repose, hired by a mysterious figure who did not want your family to rise in prominence in Orlais once more. But you persevered, protecting yourself when they tried to harm you, using the skills you had learned as a Bard to dodge your foes without shedding their blood, or ending their lives. Eventually, you proved to be a formidable opponent, and your family's exile was lifted. In no time at all, your family was close to their old social standing, as they began to add to their coffers, hoping to rise in wealth once more after losing so much to the Rivaini pirates.
I am not convinced we are prepared for the full scrutiny of Val Royeuax.
✾ When Leliana, your old friend from your days as a Bard, came to you asking for help, you could not say no, especially when it would lead to a whole new adventure, with limitless possibilities, and a chance to save the world. You were enlisted as the diplomatic advisor and emissary to the Inquisition, where you worked closely with the Herald of Andraste, Asharen Lavellan. You were chosen for your brilliance in administration and for your understanding that the Inquisition needed to be restored to its former glory, which was an impossible task without the backing and support of Thedas' most influential figures. Your enjoyed the challenge and became committed to your belief that the Inquisition was the last, and best, chance of keeping the world from the chaos that threatened to consume it. You danced through the politics, handling the reputation management of the organization, and weaving through the social intricacies and alliances that needed to be forged to keep the Inquisition running. When it was all over, you were at a loss. What were you going to do now?
✾ When Leliana became Divine Victoria, given a glorious purpose in the changing world of Thedas, you chose to join the prestigious Order of the Dragon - so that you could advise the new War Commander on all the intricacies of social piety and importance of forming relations with prominent figures. You continued to support your family as well, running the family estates and businesses from various nations, and ensuring that your siblings were kept busy during your absence. One day, you hoped to return home, to take over as the head of the family and bring them back to the Montilyets' full former glory. But alas, the world still needs you...
✾ Josephine, or "Josie" as Leliana so lovingly calls her, should have a lot of friends, or at least, allies and acquaintances. She is great at moving through a room, and keeping in touch with people to maintain an air of friendliness and support. She has few true friends, some from her days of rebellious behavior, and some from her time with the Inquisition. Overall, Josephine is someone that is easy to get along with, as long as you are not a snake who possesses bad intentions.
✾ Enemies for Josephine are anyone who stands in her way. She has ways of disposing of, or at least crippling those who would stand in her way, and of silencing other nobles whose opinions are detrimental to what she is trying to portray, and naturally she can do these things without violence, with only a few simply non-physical threats and favors called in from other families.
✾ Oh Josephine and lovers. Josephine is bisexual and as such will enjoy the company of a man or woman. She has not found true love yet, although she did have a soft spot for Thom Rainier/Blackwall. Due to his unfortunate history, however, neither would act on the feelings they shared, for their differing stations in society and for the detriment he would bring on his family due to his past sins.
THEONS @ SHINE
Josie is done!!!
YOU'VE BEEN APPROVED !
Welcome to Gasoline! We are super stoked to have you here! I really enjoyed reading over Josie, your app was very well written and almost like a page turner! Although she had a rough start in her family, it's nice to know she brought them back up in society! Don't forget to do your claims!
Thank you for joining the Gasoline family, and happy roleplaying!
Don't forget: now that you have been accepted, you can start shipping with other characters! Go crazy!