Face of the Month - December, Fanelyn

You might have remembered Fanelyn the drow in the passing, but he seems never a memorable character. RP's Santa now brings you more indepth thoughts of the character and the player behind this marionette.

RPC : What/Who got you started in roleplaying?

It was "Dungeoneer" by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. A friend bought it and hectored me into playing.

RPC : What's your preferred style of roleplay?

Consensual — Players should not to overpower, cause bodily injury, etc. to other people before ooc discussions, or unless a general guideline has been established.

Realism — Although this world is a fantastical one, there must be limits, e.g. A person may be quick on his feet, but he cannot be like "The Flash". Because if he assumes he can be "The Flash", then everyone else can be, and the world will fail.

RPC : What are your latest plans for roleplaying?

The encounter with Velkyn was a major turning point for Fanelyn and I plan to develop his personality further.

RPC : When do you usually rp, and for how long?

It depends. If I like what is happening, I can go on for hours and beg for more. If I don't, I hide until the storm blows over.

RPC : What is the main thing you look for in what you consider a good rp plot?

A plot where everyone involved has a chance to play out their character and make their little mark in the story.

RPC : What's your favorite scene/s you have ever participated in, or not participated in but watched or seen a log/s of? Why?

A scene (intended as a joke) when Fanelyn got drunk after Dinin was overthrown and ran around the streets singing (yelling) lewd songs. Zyandra and Braiden chase him around Iniquity until they caught him and sent him off to the dungeons.

"Elves are bleeding, Drow are breeding" is my favourite line.

RPC : What current plots are you working on, how can people join in if they want to?

Shadowport actor Falennt Sarien is in some trouble with the Misinkii elves. Fanelyn is just one of the many people involved ever since Aleyah's dessicated corpse appeared in NV.

There are also relationships with Braiden and Velkyn lying dormant.

RPC : What do you think is the most important element of a good character, a good story?

A good character is interesting. (i.e. bad characters are boring.)

A good story involves protagonist(s) challenged through their weaknesses. If there are antagonists, then these antagonists are defeated through their weaknesses.

RPC : Fanelyn appears to be very scared of the matrons/females. More scared than a usual male would. Is there anything that made him thus?

Fanelyn is a very traditionally brought up male drow. His outcast (Houseless) status means the only way to survive is to crawl and grovel in society.

RPC : Where does Fanelyn come from? Was he born in Iniquity or in some obscure drow city?

He is part of the iniquity underclass. One of those random proletarian drow mobs that regularly get slaughtered by the drow passing through.

RPC : We see Fanelyn is an augurer. Does it bear any RP meaning, or it is just because you like the class?

The augurer in drow rp terms I viewed as the regular drow warrior. It also indicates the potential to develop into something more interesting, since there is no template for a "typical augurer". Alerious is one, Karana is one. There should be more auggies in rp!

RPC : If you are given a chance to play another character, would it still be drow, or something else? Why?

I love the drow race, but I would prefer to take a break with another race after Fanelyn.

RPC : Recently, Fanelyn has been obssessed with a certain actor in Shadowport. May we know who this idol of him is and how Fanelyn would continue to 'support' him in the future?

That must be Falennt Sarien. Sadly, the sea-elf has chosen to run away with Aleyah. Now that Aleyah has been disposed of, Fanelyn hopes Falennt will recognise true love, especially if Fanelyn protects the sea-elf from those fanatical Misinkii elves.

RPC : What else is Fanelyn up to? Give us a little hint into the other aspects of his life.

When Fanelyn is an alcoholic and usually sits in GoA (Guild of Alcoholics) watering himself. When Falennt is playing, he goes to Shadowport and mugs some rich folk for ticket money. He slinks around Iniquity now and then.

RPC : Fanelyn's description appears to be that of a broken puppet. Why is that so? Is there something behind it all that he is thus?

Fanelyn is a marionette, toy and tool for those he has interacted in. Actually, the description was inspired when Braiden tortured him by stringing him up with chains and hooks.

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