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Arslan has an Eagle as a pet.  It's name is Azrael.  He regained him as one of his first regains.  Letting everyone know here:

[livejournal.com profile] eagleazrael will be the account used for this bird

Also, it may never come up, but Azrael is fiercely loyal to Arslan.  If Arslan is attacked, it's possible Azrael will attack whoever is doing it.  I'll usually specify if Azrael is with Arslan, so this is basically "If your character attacks Arslan and Azrael is around, permission for the bird to attack you?"

Let me know, otherwise I'll either ask or assume Azrael can't make it in time or Arslan calls him off.
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan seems to take it's history very loosely, but parallels can be drawn to real places, and sometimes even people, given enough research.  I've begun to work on this research, and it is open to any characters who might know about Ancient History.

At the moment, I am assuming Arslan's story is based in the AD due to the fact the year changes from 320 to 321.  As much of his story also seems to be somewhat mythical, I leave it to the call of players whether they will know him or not.  I should also note, as his story is based in Persia, and the areas near it, I will be using Middle Eastern mythology and other such things for him.

If you think he might know who you are, please let me know that it is okay, and the name I should search under for information.  Thanks!


PLACES


Pars -  The place of which Arslan is a Prince is called Pars.  Pars is actually the name for an area in Persia, referred to sometimes as Fars.  The story implies that the kingdom is very large, but until I can do more research, I only know it is listed as the original homeland of the Persian People.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C4%81rs_Province

Lusitania/Rusitania -  Arslan's enemies.  In the case of the story, you can probably associate with with the Roman Lusitania.  It's quite a ways distant from Pars, which is in Iran, but this is merely a note, as conquest could extend across borders.

Shindra - As far as I can tell, this is India.  I am still searching for a corresponding area, or province.

Maruyam - Where Silver Mask took refuge.  I still need to research this, as well, but it seems to be somewhere where a sea-bound voyage becomes necessary.



PEOPLE
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Player Information

Name:  Ryochan
Age:  33
Contact:
E-mail: ryoma_meeiz@yahoo.com
AIM: blacknsilence
Plurk: ryrychan
Current Characters: N/A






Character Information

Name:  Arslan (Canonly, no last name)
Age: 15
Canon: Heroic Legend of Arslan
Canon Point:  End of anime/Volume 7 - he's just been sent off on his own to collect 50,000 troops in the south, despite having a price on his head, due to his Father's disliking that people like Arslan
Reference:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroic_Legend_of_Arslan

Arslan was raised for a large portion of his life by a couple near the southern oceans, who later ended up murdered. It was around eight or nine that he was brought back to the Palace, to be raised towards taking his rightful place as the Prince of Pars (not that he didn't study before, but more study was now required as he neared the age of becoming a man).

At fourteen years of age (AD 320), Lusitania, one of Pars' greatest enemies, threatened the kingdom. Arslan, by his father Andragoras' command, is sent to the front lines to participate in his first battle. Although sensing something is wrong, as an unusual fog covers the fields of Atropatene, Andragoras refuses to listen and battle soon breaks out at the front.

In many ways, this proves fortunate for the young prince, as he avoids the later burning oil field that takes out most of the Parsian army, although after a long fight Arslan finds himself un-horsed, and without a blade, a soldier bearing down on him in order to slay him. At this time, Arslan is saved by his loyal retainer, and one of the prior generals of the kingdom, Darun, who tells Arslan that, in order to preserve his lineage and hopefully take back the kingdom, that he must survive.

Following Darun's lead, Arslan is led to a small out of the way home up in the mountains, where Pars' formal historian, and now retired and aspiring artist, Narcus lives. Being old friends, Narcus takes them in for the night, and tells Arslan why the battle was lost, earning Arslan's respect as the boy realizes he has much knowledge. However, despite Darun's best attempts to get Narcus to join them, knowing the man has a vast knowledge of history and the strategy of war, Narcus only says he will help them for the time they remain in his home.

However, as morning approaches, Arslan is woken by the noise of horses approaching the house, and joining Darun out on the roof of Narcus' hut, spies a few soldiers from a traitorous general's unit approaching. Taking shelter in the rafters, Arslan and Darun listen as no further news is given of Andragoras, and indeed, it is said his protector, Darun's uncle Vaphrese, has been slain, his head now hanging outside the capital of Peshwal.

It is at this point that Arslan first shows an understanding of those around him, stopping Darun from drawing his sword and giving their position away. Narcus, managing to get the men to leave for the moment, then confronts Darun and Arslan as they descend from the rafters, accusing Darun of intentionally trying to get him involved in things, and once more refusing to assist. In his second show of understanding, Arslan offers Narcus recompense for his help, and instead of offering money as the artist presumes, Arslan offers to make him the royal artist when the kingdom is returned to it's former rule. Narcus accepts this, and the group sets out.

At Narcus' urging, and at his noting how things will go down, Arslan sets a trap for the traitor Karlan before he can begin a smear campaign against Arslan, and the group sets up at a damn. When found, the damn waters are opened and most of the soldiers washed away. The ones who remain are fought off by Arslan and Darun, although arrows shot at Arslan are deflected by two new teammates; Guibu and Farangis.

Darun takes to chasing Karlan, attempting to capture him so that Arslan can question him, but it fails and instead Darun is left hanging from the planks of a bridge and almost falls. It is Arslan who goes to assist him up, stating that he is glad that Darun did not go with Karlan to his death.

Afterwards, Arslan begins his campaign to free the slaves, but it doesn't go as planned. Not only do the slaves begin to chase them, but Lusitania finds out their location and the group must split up. Going with the minstral Guibu and Narcus' helper, Elam, he makes his way toward the fort of Peshawal.

While at Peshawal, Arslan spots a strange man attacking an old general and sword trainer known as Bachmann, and rushes to aid him. At this time, he meets Silvermask, who informs Arslan that he is not a king or an heir at all, something that confuses Arslan and which Bachmann partially confirms, although he is slain on accident while protecting Silvermask and cannot tell the group what he knows. Silvermask himself gets away, and Arslan begins to doubt himself.

It is Darun who reassures Arslan, stating that despite whatever was said, Arslan is indeed his finest liege and that he will support him. This settles Arslan, who goes to Narcus for the next step in regaining Pars. The now strategist's suggestion is to side with Prince Lajendra of Shindra, a country where the two princes are fighting for the throne. His reason for choosing Lajendra is that Lajendra only wishes to rule, where his brother, Gardeep, wishes to conquer things.

At first, assisting in the battle between the two brothers, the king finally passes and decides to let the Gods decide who shall rule, and a one-on-one battle to the death between Lajendra and Gardeep's champion is called. Lajendra takes advantage of this, and convinces Arslan to loan him Darun, neglecting to tell anyone that Gardeep's champion an almost inhuman monster who feels no pain and has extremely tough skin. This causes Arslan to threaten Lajendra with death should Darun die, but thankfully, it does not occur.

After Arslan's managing to bring in Shindran help, many men begin to flock to join him in the hopes of retaking Pars. Leaving Peshawal, where Arslan and his men have been staying for a while - with the short excursion to Shindra - they finally go to begin taking back the various castles. At one, Arslan watches as the women and children jump to their deaths, wondering how a God would wish one to do this.

At this time he picks up a girl name Etoile, who he later leaves in charge of the many Lusitanians who did survive at the time; the few who were in town or unable to kill themselves, as he soon has to confront the country of Toran.

Using yet another of Narcus' strategies, bloodshed is spared on Pars' part, and Toran is pushed back for a time. It is about then that Arslan learns his Father, assumed dead, is really alive. Heading back to Ecbatana, the capital, Arslan is accused by his father of attempting a coup, and told to travel south, through enemy infested roads, on his own to collect 50,000 troops. Arslan does indeed set out, expecting nothing more than death.

(Note: Within the dub, Andragoras is known to be alive, and thus his accusing Arslan of a coup is entirely correct. This is, however, not the truth of the matter, and a terrible error in the dub. The original Japanese can be provided on request.)

Additional Notes:
As there are a few things which did not make the anime, but of which are important to Arslan's character, I have included a small handful of things which may come up. Please feel free to ask for further elaboration:

Earthquakes - Throughout the manga, whenever someone messes with anything related to the Snake King, earthquakes occur. These would likely unsettle, although not panic, Arslan

The Sea - In the manga, Arslan seems to have no recollection of his time being raised by the sea (although he knows he was). As soon as they near it, memories of his time there, including finding the couple who raised him dead, return.

Suitability: Despite being young, in his own time period Arslan is considered an adult. He has been in several battles by this time, and is quite used to the atrocities of life. Being a leader, he's also capable of taking control if he has to, and happens to be the sort of person who will try to mediate and keep people together.  The fact he has been canonly known to also get people to join him, due to his gentle and fair personality, could serve as a useful skill as well.

Also, the fact he does still have a childish side could prove useful in many ways, since there are some who might react in a positive manner to this.  Though naturally, it could also be treated in a negative manner.


Arrival: It wouldn't be by choice, but considering canon, Arslan could have been sent to the Pines to get him out of the way by the one wizard in canon, who is manipulating things.  Or just fell through a wormhole.  Whichever.

Personality: Arslan has a deeply developed personality, though almost every trait leads back to the same few reasonings; namely, his desire for righteousness and his concern for his people.

Although he does not understand everything there is to understand in the world, and in fact is lacking knowledge on many things that are not related to the Palace, Arslan knows that the people have it harder than himself, and is willing to learn and to listen. He dislikes the idea of slavery, and would like to see it abolished. On top of that, he sees no reason why a person of a lower status should be treated badly, and carries himself accordingly around those he meets. He will, when necessary, become a firm and political Prince. He certainly is aware he has power, but he will never abuse it unless there is a necessary reason to do so

An intelligent youth, Arslan knows when he is outmatched, and thus relies on his startegist, Narcus, for assistance in planning battles. Yet, he has his own way with words, convincing said strategist to join him, despite the fact Narcus had never wanted to return to the Kingdom of Pars ever again. He does this by speaking not only of how he's been scolded for the suggestion of abolishing slavery, a suggestion Narcus himself made, but of how he will appoint Narcus the royal painter when he takes back his kingdom, as he would rather see Narcus' works than that of the Lusitanian's hanging in the Palace. This ploy also shows that Arslan can understand a person on a deeper level, merely by listening to their words and watching their actions.

Arslan is also a trained fighter, although his lack of battle and his youth means he cannot stand up to anyone who is of a very high caliber. Still, he can defend himself well enough, and is not afraid to do so if necessary. In fact, despite the fact that some parts of his personality may suggest otherwise, he is a brave person who will do the right thing, even if the right thing is not exactly what he approves of.

One thing that sets Arslan apart from his father, King Andragoras, is that he is fiercly loyal to those of whom serve him, and to his people in general. The few times one sees him get truly angry is over said loyalty, and the best example would be when Darun, Arslan's protector and loyalest subject, is fighting for the Prince Lajendra in a battle to the death. Lajendra didn't bother to warn Arslan or Darun that the opponent he would be faced against is basically inhuman, and cannot feel pain, continuing to stand even when a blow that would render a regular man dead should drop him. Upon realizing this, Arslan draws his sword and warns Lajendra that, should Darun die, he will have his head. Arslan also at one point orders his army out to slay the army in front of them, despite the fact they would have been safer in the castle, because the enemy had decided to start burning, hanging and slaughtering the people of a neaby village in front of them.

A gentle person, Arslan is also well-respected for many reasons. Not only can he act like a proper, well-spoken, upstanding leader when he needs to, but his caring for the lives of others always shows through. In battle, he always orders that those who surrender be given quarter, and the unarmed are not to be killed. In addition, he listens when everyone speaks, taking in the desires of all those around him to try to move forward in the best possible course of action.

However, it should be noted that his belief of all being equal, at least to some extent, has gotten him into trouble. There are many who refuse to serve under him because he intends to abolish slavery. Some also believe him to be eccentric and idealistic, which to some is good, and to others, very bad. But Arslan is determined and will not back down on certain beliefs he has, slavery being one of them, as he was helped in the past by a slave who showed him no hostility and was raised by a wet nurse who, it is implied, taught him to respect people on their own merits.

Abilities/Powers:
- Can wield a sword (though not the best at it) and tend to it
- Can fire a bow and arrow
- Can ride a horse
- Can swim (included because it might seem strange due to his setting)
- Knowledge of some strategy
- Falconry

Weaknesses:
These are possible weaknesses, and can be elaborated on as necessary
- Fairness
- Kindness
- Loyal
- Hope
- Protects the Innocent
- Physically Weak
- Peace Keeper
- Possibly Magic
- Snakes

Items/Weapons:
- Sword
- Armor
- Dagger
- If possible, I would love for Arslan to be able to bring Azrael, "his" eagle; the bird is with him when he leaves the castle. Only thing which might complicate this: Azrael does act as a protector, and has been known to claw out eyes of people bothering his master...




Samples


First Person
This is certainly a very strange place. I really don't recognize much of the technology, although I am interested in learning about it. Considering ti looks like these journals communicate, is there anyone who might be willing to show me how half of the stuff I don't know works? Preferably without treating me like I'm a fool?

Also, is there anyone who knows how to use a blade and might be willing to help me work on my technique? I have this terrible feeling I may need to use it around here.

- Arslan


Third Person:
It wasn't exactly what either Darun or Narcus had wanted, but situations had led the group to splitting up. The Lusitanians had been chasing them, and the group was to meet up at Peshawal, but despite the fact they were being chased, they still needed rations.

Guibu had left Arslan and Eram to their own devices for the moment, Eram being ordered to see about aquireing further information while protecting the prince, while the minstral went to get some supplies.

Presently, they were waiting to meet up with Guibu, Eram in his usual garb, and Arslan obscured by a heavy cloak. Although he'd put away all signs of his princely title - all his jewels were safely secured away by Eram who had more knowledge of the streets - he still had the hood drawn over his head, as his hair color, although not entirely unheard of, was still a draw and no one wanted to risk one person looking hard and realizing that they were looking at the Crowned Prince.

It was Eram who noticed the boy coming at them first, and he had started to move to protect Arslan when the prince cut him off, having looked over with the slave boy's motion to see Alex and realize something was off.

As Alex dropped before him, in the moment before his father came around chasing him, Arslan had taken in enough to realize that things weren't just off, but didn't look at all well. So as Alex's father came towards them, Arslan shifted just faintly as if to shield the boy, although their variations in height meant that Arslan had only moved in front of him and no more.
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PLAYER INFO

[Name]: Ryochan
[Age]: 33
[Contacts]:
♦ DW:
♦ AIM: blacknsilence
♦ Plurk:
[Timezone]: Central
[Other Characters]: N/A


CHARACTER INFO


[Name]: Arslan
[Canon]: Heroic Legend of Arslan
[Age]: 14
[Gender]: Male
[Canon Point]: Pulling him from the very end of the anime, where he has been sent out on his own to collect 50,000 troops from the south. However, I would like to note he is an amalgamation of the manga and anime.

[History]:
Arslan was raised for a large portion of his life by a couple near the southern oceans, who later ended up murdered. It was around eight or nine that he was brought back to the Palace, to be raised towards taking his rightful place as the Prince of Pars (not that he didn't study before, but more study was now required as he neared the age of becoming a man).

At fourteen years of age, Lusitania, one of Pars' greatest enemies, threatened the kingdom. Arslan, by his father Andragoras' command, is sent to the front lines to participate in his first battle. Although sensing something is wrong, as an unusual fog covers the fields of Atropatene, Andragoras refuses to listen and battle soon breaks out at the front.

In many ways, this proves fortunate for the young prince, as he avoids the later burning oil field that takes out most of the Parsian army, although after a long fight Arslan finds himself un-horsed, and without a blade, a soldier bearing down on him in order to slay him. At this time, Arslan is saved by his loyal retainer, and one of the prior generals of the kingdom, Darun, who tells Arslan that, in order to preserve his lineage and hopefully take back the kingdom, that he must survive.

Following Darun's lead, Arslan is led to a small out of the way home up in the mountains, where Pars' formal historian, and now retired and aspiring artist, Narcus lives. Being old friends, Narcus takes them in for the night, and tells Arslan why the battle was lost, earning Arslan's respect as the boy realizes he has much knowledge. However, despite Darun's best attempts to get Narcus to join them, knowing the man has a vast knowledge of history and the strategy of war, Narcus only says he will help them for the time they remain in his home.

However, as morning approaches, Arslan is woken by the noise of horses approaching the house, and joining Darun out on the roof of Narcus' hut, spies a few soldiers from a traitorous general's unit approaching. Taking shelter in the rafters, Arslan and Darun listen as no further news is given of Andragoras, and indeed, it is said his protector, Darun's uncle Vaphrese, has been slain, his head now hanging outside the capital of Peshwal.

It is at this point that Arslan first shows an understanding of those around him, stopping Darun from drawing his sword and giving their position away. Narcus, managing to get the men to leave for the moment, then confronts Darun and Arslan as they descend from the rafters, accusing Darun of intentionally trying to get him involved in things, and once more refusing to assist. In his second show of understanding, Arslan offers Narcus recompense for his help, and instead of offering money as the artist presumes, Arslan offers to make him the royal artist when the kingdom is returned to it's former rule. Narcus accepts this, and the group sets out.

At Narcus' urging, and at his noting how things will go down, Arslan sets a trap for the traitor Karlan before he can begin a smear campaign against Arslan, and the group sets up at a damn. When found, the damn waters are opened and most of the soldiers washed away. The ones who remain are fought off by Arslan and Darun, although arrows shot at Arslan are deflected by two new teammates; Guibu and Farangis.

Darun takes to chasing Karlan, attempting to capture him so that Arslan can question him, but it fails and instead Darun is left hanging from the planks of a bridge and almost falls. It is Arslan who goes to assist him up, stating that he is glad that Darun did not go with Karlan to his death.

Afterwards, Arslan begins his campaign to free the slaves, but it doesn't go as planned. Not only do the slaves begin to chase them, but Lusitania finds out their location and the group must split up. Going with the minstral Guibu and Narcus' helper, Elam, he makes his way toward the fort of Peshawal.

While at Peshawal, Arslan spots a strange man attacking an old general and sword trainer known as Bachmann, and rushes to aid him. At this time, he meets Silvermask, who informs Arslan that he is not a king or an heir at all, something that confuses Arslan and which Bachmann partially confirms, although he is slain on accident while protecting Silvermask and cannot tell the group what he knows. Silvermask himself gets away, and Arslan begins to doubt himself.

It is Darun who reassures Arslan, stating that despite whatever was said, Arslan is indeed his finest liege and that he will support him. This settles Arslan, who goes to Narcus for the next step in regaining Pars. The now strategist's suggestion is to side with Prince Lajendra of Shindra, a country where the two princes are fighting for the throne. His reason for choosing Lajendra is that Lajendra only wishes to rule, where his brother, Gardeep, wishes to conquer things.

At first, assisting in the battle between the two brothers, the king finally passes and decides to let the Gods decide who shall rule, and a one-on-one battle to the death between Lajendra and Gardeep's champion is called. Lajendra takes advantage of this, and convinces Arslan to loan him Darun, neglecting to tell anyone that Gardeep's champion an almost inhuman monster who feels no pain and has extremely tough skin. This causes Arslan to threaten Lajendra with death should Darun die, but thankfully, it does not occur.

After Arslan's managing to bring in Shindran help, many men begin to flock to join him in the hopes of retaking Pars. Leaving Peshawal, where Arslan and his men have been staying for a while - with the short excursion to Shindra - they finally go to begin taking back the various castles. At one, Arslan watches as the women and children jump to their deaths, wondering how a God would wish one to do this.

At this time he picks up a girl name Etoile, who he later leaves in charge of the many Lusitanians who did survive at the time; the few who were in town or unable to kill themselves, as he soon has to confront the country of Toran.

Using yet another of Narcus' strategies, bloodshed is spared on Pars' part, and Toran is pushed back for a time. It is about then that Arslan learns his Father, assumed dead, is really alive. Heading back to Ecbatana, the capital, Arslan is accused by his father of attempting a coup, and told to travel south, through enemy infested roads, on his own to collect 50,000 troops. Arslan does indeed set out, expecting nothing more than death.

[Personality]:
Arslan has a deeply developed personality, though almost every trait leads back to the same few reasonings; namely, his desire for righteousness and his concern for his people.

Although he does not understand everything there is to understand in the world, and in fact is lacking knowledge on many things that are not related to the Palace, Arslan knows that the people have it harder than himself, and is willing to learn and to listen. He dislikes the idea of slavery, and would like to see it abolished. On top of that, he sees no reason why a person of a lower status should be treated badly, and carries himself accordingly around those he meets. He will, when necessary, become a firm and political Prince. He certainly is aware he has power, but he will never abuse it unless there is a necessary reason to do so

An intelligent youth, Arslan knows when he is outmatched, and thus relies on his startegist, Narcus, for assistance in planning battles. Yet, he has his own way with words, convincing said strategist to join him, despite the fact Narcus had never wanted to return to the Kingdom of Pars ever again. He does this by speaking not only of how he's been scolded for the suggestion of abolishing slavery, a suggestion Narcus himself made, but of how he will appoint Narcus the royal painter when he takes back his kingdom, as he would rather see Narcus' works than that of the Lusitanian's hanging in the Palace. This ploy also shows that Arslan can understand a person on a deeper level, merely by listening to their words and watching their actions.

Arslan is also a trained fighter, although his lack of battle and his youth means he cannot stand up to anyone who is of a very high caliber. Still, he can defend himself well enough, and is not afraid to do so if necessary. In fact, despite the fact that some parts of his personality may suggest otherwise, he is a brave person who will do the right thing, even if the right thing is not exactly what he approves of.

One thing that sets Arslan apart from his father, King Andragoras, is that he is fiercly loyal to those of whom serve him, and to his people in general. The few times one sees him get truly angry is over said loyalty, and the best example would be when Darun, Arslan's protector and loyalest subject, is fighting for the Prince Lajendra in a battle to the death. Lajendra didn't bother to warn Arslan or Darun that the opponent he would be faced against is basically inhuman, and cannot feel pain, continuing to stand even when a blow that would render a regular man dead should drop him. Upon realizing this, Arslan draws his sword and warns Lajendra that, should Darun die, he will have his head. Arslan also at one point orders his army out to slay the army in front of them, despite the fact they would have been safer in the castle, because the enemy had decided to start burning, hanging and slaughtering the people of a neaby village in front of them.

A gentle person, Arslan is also well-respected for many reasons. Not only can he act like a proper, well-spoken, upstanding leader when he needs to, but his caring for the lives of others always shows through. In battle, he always orders that those who surrender be given quarter, and the unarmed are not to be killed. In addition, he listens when everyone speaks, taking in the desires of all those around him to try to move forward in the best possible course of action.

However, it should be noted that his belief of all being equal, at least to some extent, has gotten him into trouble. There are many who refuse to serve under him because he intends to abolish slavery. Some also believe him to be eccentric and idealistic, which to some is good, and to others, very bad. But Arslan is determined and will not back down on certain beliefs he has, slavery being one of them, as he was helped in the past by a slave who showed him no hostility and was raised by a wet nurse who, it is implied, taught him to respect people on their own merits.


[Abilities / Strengths & Weaknesses]:

Arslan's strengths lie in the fact he overall seems to draw people to him. He is unfortunately not a skilled fighter, although he can handle a sword. He has no obvious magical ability, although he can see the form of Zahak, and evil God, toward the end of the manga.
Heavily dislikes snakes, and cannot stand cruelty to others

[Limited Powers]:
N/A

[Other Important Facts]:
I would very much love it if I could bring along Azrael, Arslan's eagle. However it should be noted that said eagle is very protective, so I can leave him at home if necessary (although if I use him he is not used for attack purposes except at other player's approval)

[Samples]:

♦ Thread:
http://maisondeportes.dreamwidth.org/444793.html?thread=27454073#cmt27454073
http://reallybadeggs.dreamwidth.org/8589.html?thread=3695501#cmt3695501

♦ Post:
Writing into a journal to communicate with others seems a tad bit awkward, but I suppose it's kind of like writing letters; yet how does everyone see them? I really don't understand this place in the least. Maybe someone can try to explain it to me a bit more, if they understand it?

That isn't why I'm writing in this, though. Actually, I was wondering if there's anyone out there that's proficient with a blade and has the actual patience to teach it? I am not a beginner with the blade, but there are some things I still need to learn. This place seems like it may be just dangerous enough that I should do so.

I can't offer much in recompense, but we could discuss some form of payment. I also would prefer to meet somewhere that neither of us could find ourselves in trouble.

[The prince is not a complete fool, so don't think he'll meet you on your own if you are interested in trying to cause trouble]

Speech 11

Apr. 10th, 2011 09:14 pm
parsianprince: (I Don't Trust You)
[Action - 308 Miller Street]

[Well my good Death's, I hope you enjoy excited fourteen year-old boys, because you have one presently.  Upon heading outside today, Arslan has discovered that he was sent a package.  Not ever having been affected negatively by Mayfield's packages, he figures it has to be something from his own world, just like all the packages before.  He judges by the length of the box that it is most likely his sword, since he can think of nothing else that might be that length, except maybe a standard of some form.]

[After a careful moment to get the box open, he finds he is indeed quite correct, and draws the blade out of it's scabbard to look at it carefully.  Content that the blade is in good shape, he tosses the box away and will proceed excitedly into the house.  He's probably going to show the sword to Azrael, but the household is free to stop him and comment on it.]

[Action - John Doe Park]

A.  Arslan's busy practicing against the air with his sword.  Although it is obvious he knows how to hold the blade, and use it, anyone who's spent a lot of time training will also realize he isn't the strongest with it, and that he's obviously been away from practicing with the larger weapon for quite some time, as he seems to be trying to regain his feel for it.  He stops on occasion, adjusting his grip before starting the practice swings again.  Feel free to catch him at these times, or make a comment in general.

B.  Done practicing for the time being, Arslan has found a tree to sit under and has his head leaned back against it, the sword resting across his lap.  One hand remains on it, but it seems he's relaxing as compared to preparing to take up the blade again.

Speech 10

Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:12 am
parsianprince: (Thoughtful)
[Phone - No filters, because he really has no idea how that works]

Since I know there are a lot of you who are older than I am, I guess I'll go ahead and ask.  Miss Susan brought up a topic during class that reminded me of home, or a certain person from home.  I know it's not unusual to miss people you consider your friends, but when I was brought here to Mayfield, I was in a really precarious situation.  It's likely I wasn't going to live to see anyone again, but despite that, today I felt a lot more strongly than usual that I want to go home, just on the chance that I'll be able to see them again.  Is that an odd feeling, considering the circumstances?

[Action]

[After his call, Arslan decides to head down to the park for a while.  You can find him on a bench alternating between working on school assignments, and scribbling in a notepad in another language.  For those who know it, it's Farsi, and he seems to be concentrating on writing it that way instead of in English.   For those who don't know the language, it will probably either look like squiggles, or a middle eastern language, and you can feel free to misunderstand it as you will.]
parsianprince: (I Don't Trust You)
[Arslan has been rather bored of late in school.  Although it's fascinating, seeing as he's never heard about half of the things being taught, it's becoming dull to just sit in class all day, and at present he still can't do much more than practice with his dagger, or head out with Azrael.  So, he's decided to actually be just a little bad today.  Darun and Narcus would be so completely not proud of their Prince at this moment.]

[But, you ask, what is he doing if he isn't attending school, or at least attending his assigned classes?  Simple, really...]

A.  He's still at school, but instead of staying to his freshman classes, he's carefully attempting not to get caught by drone teachers and poking around the other classes and rooms, seeing what and who is in them.  You a student or a teacher in high school?  Feel free to catch the youth in his misbehaving.

B.  Still during school hours, he's decided to go out to look into the different shops, just because he can.  So feel free to bother him, or to catch Arslan in your place of work/where you're shopping.  Also feel free to catch him watching you if you don't seem like an obvious drone.

C.  Down at the park.  He's being a total child and building a snow fort (thanks, young Captain, for teaching him this), while Azrael is perched on a branch of a nearby tree, watching the boy.  Yes, he feels good having spent an entire day being bad


[ooc:  I've been playing too much Persona.  I forgot American schools don't have classes Saturday, so I'm forward dating this entry to Monday, except the conversation with Adrian, which I'll let play out on a Saturday.  Sorry everyone!  The brain does not always work!  That and, what happened to Friday?  Really, schedule changes throw me.]

Speech 8

Feb. 2nd, 2011 07:09 pm
parsianprince: (What?!!)
[Residents of 308 Miller, and perhaps some of the nearby neighbors, will be hearing a lot of clattering and yelling after school today.  For those inside, several calls of 'Rincewind, come back here!' and 'Azrael, stay there!  No, don't try to grab the cat!' will be heard.]

[Investigating will find Arslan chasing down the scaredy cat of the household, trying to pull him off of, or from under, whatever he's used as his present hiding place.  Upon succeeding in this, he'll be trying to settle Rincewind onto a shelf with a pillow on it.  Nearby sits a makeshift perch, made out of what seems to be part of a dresser, the bar for hanging clothes from the closet, and string and tape.  It sits below the shelf, and Azrael sits on it.  Unfortunately for Arslan, whenever he believes he's succeeded, Rincewind is jumping down and darting away, causing Azrael to take flight after the poor thing, and thus the yelling.]

[You may even find Rincewind in the yard, with Arslan chasing after him; the cat has obviously escaped through the window that was opened to cool the boy down.  Not!family, this will be going on for a while.]

[Later that evening, Arslan's out with Azrael at the park.  The bird is flying around while the boy looks half-dead of exhaustion on the park bench.  He may be rubbing at his knees a bit and groaning, too.  Feel free to pick on bother him.]

[ooc:  Any actions taken by Azrael will be under the account [livejournal.com profile] eagleazrael  and any for Rincewind under [livejournal.com profile] rincewind_kitty .  If you decide to pick up or approach Rincewind, the posting order will be You - Rincewind - Arslan]

Speech 7

Jan. 10th, 2011 03:38 am
parsianprince: (Big Smile)
Residents at 308 Miller )

[So Arslan's gotten his regains, and he's very delighted.  One will be left at home, having no viable use here in Mayfield, but the other you will end up seeing.  So throughout the day, feel free to catch Arslan, or his regain itself, up to something.]

A.  Arslan himself will seem very excited at school, and looks anxious to return home.

B.  Sitting on the mailbox of 308 Miller is a giant Golden Eagle (Azrael), waiting for it's master to come home.  He'll occasionally spread his wings out, before drawing them back in, all the while watching anyone and everyone who crosses his path quite intently.  If it looks like you might be up to something, he'll watch you even closer.  If you approach the house, he may have just turned around to watch you even more...  He has a staring problem.

C.  Down at the park, Arslan is chasing after Azrael, who is flying about and seeming to enjoy the game.  After a time, both will stop and Arslan will hold an arm out for the bird to carefully perch itself upon, before finding a place to sit down.  Dare to approach?

[ooc:  Arslan has regained his pet eagle, Azrael.  Because Azrael is a very intelligent bird, and does act on his own, I've obtained permission from the mods to create a secondary account for him.  This account is [livejournal.com profile] eagleazrael  so any responses from the Azrael for B or C will be coming from that account.  Also, as mentioned, Azrael is quite intelligent, so if your character begins picking on him, he will fly away or attack.  Because of this, if your character does intend to pick on him, please let me know in the topic if it's okay he scratches or pecks at you, otherwise I'll merely have him fly off.]

Speech 6

Jan. 6th, 2011 12:33 am
parsianprince: (I refuse!! / You give up!!)
I agree with those who have already spoken, although I have not been here long.  This sounds very much like a ploy to get us to fight one another.  It is obvious neither side, this Post Man or this Lucy, have any concept of leadership.  However, it sounds like they do have a very good concept of how to manipulate, as well as how to act like children.

Mr. Post Man, your something for letting those go home who wish to, would be their thanks.  If that is not enough for you, simply because of this Olney, and whatever grudge you hold against him, you are very pitiful.  And just as much of a fool as the little girl.

Speech 5

Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:09 pm
parsianprince: (Pleased to meet you)
[Phone - Not at all filtered; he just figured out how this phone thing worked recently]

I hope I'm using this right...

Hello, my name is Arslan, and
I was wondering, is anyone here good with blades?  Mostly, knives and daggers?

Since I don't have my sword, all I can use is what I find it this place, but I'm still learning and can only do so much on my own.  I'd really like to try to find a teacher of some form, though I'm not sure what I could offer in repayment.  I'm sure something could be figured out, though.

Please let me know if you're willing to teach me, and thank you in advance to whoever responds.
parsianprince: (Default)
[Arslan was aware enough about the town being strange.  He was attentive, and listened to the calls he could (even if he had no idea exactly how that phone thing was supposed to work), but actual details about the town's antics were scarce.  He'd spoken with Edward briefly, and a comment had been made about Mayfield possibly having different ideas on how to celebrate Christmas... Hogswatch...  Whatever it was called.  All that had not immensely bothered the young Prince.]

[However, a talk with Lancer had given him at least a bit more information to work off of.  Unfortunately, it had also served to agitate the young man, who had often been referred to, unknowingly, as eccentric and naive by his own comrades; mostly Guibu, who had a dislike of royalty to begin.]

[That conversation, when attached to the general feelings he felt for his Father, and the fact that if the guy he'd met twice was really Gilgamesh, had left a bitter taste in his mouth.  He wanted to be nothing like these leaders who would send their sons away for crimes they never committed, or would act arrogant as if they were the only ruler, or would bother to go so far as to just destroy homes and people because things weren't going there way.  He refused to be like them!]

[So early Saturday, Arslan had got himself up.  Sneaking downstairs so as not to wake the rest of the family, he had his knife at his side and had gone off to find anyplace he could that was somewhat secluded.  Since the park was being used for Santa's Village, he went over to the school and borrowed the football field.  Anyone who happens past will find him there practicing with a knife, and seeming to work out his frustrations.]

[Later in the day, you can find him sitting around in his front yard just playing with the snow.  He's making snowballs, but he isn't chucking them at anyone.  In fact, he seems lost in thought.  Feel free to bother him either:

A.  At the football field while he's practicing
B.  While he's busy making the snowballs]


[ooc: Now with fixed HTML ><]

Speech3

Dec. 9th, 2010 04:56 pm
parsianprince: (Huh?)
[Arslan had tried to stay inside as much as he could yesterday, what with the temperatures being so much colder than he was used to, and that strange white stuff on the ground.  He listened in curiously on the phone calls from yesterday, and attended school as Bill had said he should to avoid being droned, but he was still confused.  Apparently, said white stuff laying on the ground was called snow?  He'd never seen any before, not in Pars, or Shindra, or anywhere nearby that he had been.]

[So after school, Arslan had decided to see what exactly was up with this snow, and had begun to play with it.  Sifting it through his hands a little, he soon found that if you pressed it tightly, it would pack together.  But he also found it would freeze the hands quite well.  So after a while of playing with it, he found himself a spot to just sit down and blow into his chilled hands to try to warm them, as he looked at the rest of the changes of the town.  He would have to ask Bill, or someone else, what all this was about.]

[If you go by him, he'll probably glance at you briefly, before going back to looking at the lights and trying to warm his hands.  He still can't necessarily tell a drone from regular people.]
parsianprince: (I don't get it)
[Well, today will be busy, and confusing for Arslan.  He's been taught before, but those who have taught him were always personal tutors.  And a lot of the things he learned about are probably not even thought of in his time, not advanced in his time, or unimportant to him for whatever reason.  So, today, for all high school students and teachers, you can find Arslan]

A.  In class, probably looking confused on a lot of what is being talked about (Unless it's gym, in which case he'll figure it out even though: what, no swordsmanship?)
B.  At lunch, actually reading a textbook; hey, it's fascinating to him okay!
C.  Prowling about the school after classes are over, curiously


[For everyone else, you may later find Arslan on his way back home if you want to bother him.  Hopefully he won't get lost.]

Speech 1

Dec. 3rd, 2010 01:38 pm
parsianprince: (Default)
[Arslan was used to waking up in different beds, and even outside, what with having spent close to a year traveling between the forts and castles of Pars, heading to Shindra, and just generally trying to amass an army to fight against the invaders from Rusitania in order to gain back his kingdom.  However, the bed he woke up in today, and the room that accompanied it, looked nothing like any of the things he was used to.  In fact, he should have been laying down near a tree the last he checked.  So quite carefully, and ignoring the fact he was in entirely different clothes, he slid out of the bed and began to explore the place.]

For Residents of 308 Miller )

[Later in the day, Arslan will be out looking around town.  Expect a look of utter bewilderment on his face, and be aware that he has managed to rig a sheath to place a knife stolen from the kitchen into.  Whether he's told not to do so, he'll do it, as he's very used to being armed, and barring a sword, a dagger-like object is the next best option.  So feel free to bother him.]
parsianprince: (Default)
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