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  1. Haven't looked through the whole thread, so I may be repeating something, but almost everything we've seen so far of clothing and outfits make me shake my head. Why do costume designers insist on ignoring existing descriptions when adapting a book? Especially when the author provided massive amounts of detail about costumes. We saw it with Game of Thrones and its clear Wheel of Time will be as bad. So frustrating and unnecessary. And don't even get me started on the casting. I'll probably try to watch, because WoT was my big obsession before ASoIaF, but I am expecting to rant as much about that as GoT. Damn it, don't adapt books if you feel you have to change a bunch of things beyond what the constraints of a different medium demands.
  2. King Aegon IV sits on the Iron Throne, eagerly presiding over a court life more lavish and liberal than it has been in years...with a keen if wandering eye. It is an intriguing and fun time to be a nobleman and moreso, a noblewoman. Here are listed several pre-played ladies of importance, due to birth, merit or marriage, or a combination of these, who have the flexibility and visibility to fit right into various types of RP, from social to political interactions. Alys Baratheon, nee Swann: Noted for her intelligence, charm and looks as much as she is proud, stubborn and controlling, Alys blossomed at court by her prominent father's side; and since her marriage to the Baratheon heir Ser Arion, is well-positioned to be one of its most consequential ladies. Desmona Corbray, nee Blackwood: Desmona can boast a lofty position as a lady of Queen Naerys, yet also faces navigating a crumbled marriage to the Corbray heir Ser Dermett, a PC, at a court where her family's arch-enemies, House Bracken, rise. Polite, with moments of bravery in her record, confident but reserved, she is viewed as cold by some yet a great friend by others. Elrone Marband, nee Darklyn: Gifted in music, affable, flirtatious and generally earnest of ways, Elrone fostered important relationships at court as easily as a penchant for trouble. She has since grown wiser and settled in a loving marriage to Warden of the Kingswood Ser Jan. What is next? Her brother, Durance is a PC. Lady Erena Mallister, nee Lydden: This lady may not be very clever -by the look of it- yet she is a kind, generous soul and pleasant company. Well-versed in ladylike duties and skills, she is devoted to her reputable lord husband, for years an ambassador to Dorne -making them rather new additions at the Targaryen court. Her two stepdaughters Josella and Lena are PCs. Lady Gwenda Redfort: A Restricted character and one of the realm's few ruling ladies, Gwenda is thus an oddity that however commands respect. Armed with her title, she projects maturity, dutifulness and stoic strength, otherwise remaining an enigma; save perhaps her piety and skill with a bow. Now allied through marriage to House Royce, her next steps are anyone's guess. Jyana Lannister, nee Arryn: A Restricted character. Frail of health yet celebrated for her ethereal beauty, which she pairs with cleverness and refined manners, "the Jewel of the Eyrie" naturally has made a sensation at court and entered lucrative arrangements like service to the Queen and marriage to the Lannister heir, Ser Jonn. Despite busying herself mostly with her household lately, she easily remains one of the court's foremost ladies. Melarra Connington, nee Hightower: Of an exuberant nature, proud and intelligent as befits a well-educated woman, and with artistic tendencies, Melarra may also be notable for her service of the Queen, if not too fortunate in her loveless marriage to the Connington heir, Gallard, a PC. Her person, circumstances and links though still very much suffice for impact. Olianne Melcolm, nee Rosby: A Rosby cousin risen to serve a princess, beautiful and fashionable Olianne persevered at court when her royal mistress was locked away, gaining friends or admirers through her kind, energetic ways, intelligence -and per some, cunning- and ironically, honesty. She has made a prominence-ensuring love match to Master of Horse Ser Janden. Pennei Massey: When a hunting accident cost her great beauty, Pennei's wit, manipulative charm and petulance gave way to shyness and insecurity but also more kindness. Her decision to come to court to avoid the motherhouse landed her an unlikely, successful marriage to Ser Luthor Rivers, Commander of the City Watch. How and into what has she grown? Ryone Baratheon, nee Prester: Good-humoured, stalwart, active and gentle of manner Ryone was nearing spinsterhood when her politically savvy cousin Ser Farin secured her entrance to court via marriage to Ser Orson Baratheon, the Royal Huntsman. Quite likely she shares her husband's hope to make a mark. Her cousin and good-s ister, Rymella, are PCs. At or nearing thirty, these women perhaps are not the archetypical youthful flowers, yet there is much charm and even more possibilities in their distinct and rich records. These characters are Open, meaning that you would have to have read at least one of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series' books OR have prior MU* experience to be viable to apply. Exceptions are, as has been mentioned, Gwenda and Jyana, who are Restricted, meaning that furthermore, previous RP logs must be provided if one wishes to play as them.
  3. Our concern with D) is that opt-in likely won't get that many responses, but if we can find an easy system we may give it a try.
  4. Hello everyone! This message was also sent out to those of you who have an active email registered with the game. With a new year just around the corner, we're looking at changing a few things up on the game, and we'd like to find the best way to communicate to our players about news and upcoming events. We understand that MUSHing today is very different from 10 years ago, with fewer and fewer people having the opportunity to stay logged in for long periods to catch scenes. Given this, we want to find out how we can ensure that at least planned events/scenes reach as many people as possible. If you could take the time to respond to this quick poll, it would be greatly appreciated! I would like to learn about news and events from: A) The game's webpage (https://www.westeros.org/BoD/Announcements) The game's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BloodOfDragonsMUSH/) C) The game's subforum (https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/forum/16-blood-of-dragons-mush/) D) Via a mailing list (either all registered players or opt-in) E) Other (please describe your suggestion) Thank you and happy new year! Nymeria & Balerion
  5. ==================================<+Events>=================================== Title: Away to Dragonstone Submitter: Balerion Date & Time: Nov 17, 2019 at 12:00 Game Time Participants: Josella and Burton Description: The Prince of Dragonstone, Aegon, sails to his seat after a long delay, accompanied by his household, certain guests, and others from the court as he installs himself in the ancient Valyrian citadel. Sign up now: +EVENTS/JOIN 1! ==============================================================================
  6. Address: bod.westeros.org: 3000 Guest Client: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/Client/ Webpage: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/ Forum: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/forum/16-blood-of-dragons-mush/ Current/Upcoming: King Baelor and much of the court has just returned from Sunspear and the wedding of Prince Daeron to Princess Mariah. We have now entered the last year of Baelor's reign. Blood of Dragons is set in the low-magic, medieval-inspired fantasy world of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" (and HBO's "Game of Thrones", though the game is strictly based on book canon). The game is the only MUSH operated with the approval of George R.R. Martin, together with whom the game's owners also co-authored "The World of Ice and Fire". The game takes place 140 years prior to the start of the first book, "A Game of Thrones". King Baelor I Targaryen still sits the Iron Throne, with his uncle Viserys doing what he can to manage the king's increasingly erratic behaviour and see to that the realm is properly governed. In Dorne, Prince Marence -- who never recovered fully from being poisoned -- has abdicted in favour of his son, Prince Maron. The new young ruler is immediately tested as the Iron Bank comes to Dorne on the hunt for a man who defrauded them. This choice of time period allows players to explore a less defined period in the history of Westeros while still experiencing how past events referenced in the books may have played out. The roleplay is focused on the political and social interactions at the courts of King's Landing and Sunspear, with players taking up characters from various noble households. Players have a choice between CGing a character themselves or taking up a previously played, fully pre-generated role. Choose the latter option and you can often be ready to roleplay within minutes. Blood of Dragons is focused on offering high-quality roleplay in a rich, immersive setting with a strong sense of history and continuity. A key ambition of the game is to stay as true as possible to the world-building of George R.R. Martin and in doing so offering an authentic experience of Westeros in the time of the Targaryen kings.
  7. This topic is for reposting upcoming events from the in-game Events calendar. The referenced "game time" is GMT-6 / CST. Old events are deleted from the topic semi-regularly.
  8. On the game +cdb/wanted will list the currently most suggested characters. We'll occasionally try to post a sample of where it stands at here in the forums. If you are a prospective player and none of the wanted characters appeal to you, or if you are a current player who would like to see a particular character in play, please post to this topic as well. Prospective players interested in PC family members can post here and ask if anyone wants to recruit them for their family. A good idea is to post some general ideas for the kind of character and concept one is interested in. Current players can recruit for family member, characters otherwise connected to their character or just characters they would like to see in play. Keep in mind that these character suggestions may not have been cleared with the Admin and are not guaranteed to be suitable. NOTE: If you post a recruiting message for a specific character, try to remember to remove it if someone takes up the character.
  9. Curious about the MUSH? Use our convenient browser-based login to try out the game: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/Client/ The above link will log you into the game as a guest, which means you can ask questions on the Guest channel, browse the CDB (character database) and check out if the game seems interesting to you! If you experience any trouble logging in or if you have any other questions relating to trying out the game or getting started on the game, ask them here!
  10. Hi everyone, I think you have all noticed that we have hit a slow period following the summer and the Dorne plot. We have also ended up being more absent than we expected thanks a couple of short-notice trips. In any case, now we need to look at what we want to do during the rest of the autumn on the game, and perhaps even plan as far ahead as next year since time seems to fly. We are in the last year of Baelor's reign, so we have a few little canon events to work in, but much of that is background material rather than something that offers a lot for PCs to do. So that is where we need your suggestions! Please give some thought to what you would like to see on the game. It could be specific plot ideas or more general thoughts about types of roleplay you would like us to facilitate. A constant issue for any game is new player recruiting & retention, so if you have any thoughts on that, do add those as well. You can also submit your thoughts and suggestions via +jobs or via email to [email protected] but we thought it might be handy with a topic here on the forums for discussing ideas as well.
  11. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    That the message regarding ad blockers shows up is intended. However, it should not be showing up if you have whitelisted the site as the first poster reported. If you haven't whitelisted the site, then it will show up.
  12. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    Thank you for the report, that is a weird problem.
  13. Exhausted after this weekend, dressage competition and dog show. https://t.co/Eu5Qo9Dg8O

  14. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    Sorry, no it isn't. It blew up badly last time we tried to install it. We may try again once we have completed some other upgrades, but they are taking a while.
  15. Baroque Play https://t.co/kUTx1OVk12 #SecondLife https://t.co/YBmY9V92yl

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