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I started rping 5 years ago. I’ve rped in forums, Instant messages, and some LARP. Also I’ve been doing theatre for 4 years.
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I was looking for a good Firefly rp site and dun dun I’m here.
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Character Name: Matthew Roebuck
Character Occupation: Shepherd/Ex-assassin and reaver hunter
Age (the character, not the actor/actress): 26
Detailed Physical Description (2 PARAGRAPHS): Matt is a fair sized man at about 6’4”. He keeps himself in good shape through weight lifting and various martial arts. His light blond hair is cut short most of the time but he has been known to grow it out. Matthew generally keeps his facial hair tidy which gives him a softer look with his light blue eyes.
His order allows him to wear what ever he pleases which is usually plain. Matt prefers to wear a good pair of jeans and a button down shirt. What does indicate his Shepherd hood are the rosary around his neck and the variety of cross tattoos around his body. The rosary is a large silver cross with a gold ring around it, and the beads are simple red wood. His upper body is covered with wounds from his past that he prefers to keep quiet. Hence the long sleeves.
Detailed Personality (2 PARAGRAPHS) : Saintly would be the word to describe him. Matt is very laid back and courteous to everyone. He is wise for his age and will help anyone in need. Most think he is the perfect Shepherd. But even the greatest of angels have fallen.
It isn’t easy to piss him off but beware if you do. Every man has a devil hidden under his skin. Matt has his vices that he avoids at all costs. One of these would be the evil of alcohol. It bring out a side of him no one would believe was there.
Detailed History(2 OR MORE PARAGRAPHS): Blood and violence unfortunately has been around this young man all his life. Born on Alleluia to loving and devoted Catholics, Matt’s good years were short lived. His parent’s were brutally rapped and murdered during a reaver raid. They hid him in a hidden closet and he remained there until a religious brotherhood found him. Realizing he had much potential to help, they took him in.
They were apart of an order of the Catholic Church called The Brotherhood of Michael . They go around to various parts of the verse bringing help to those in need and spreading the good word. Being young and willing, Matt became a prime member in their ranks. They taught him the values and morals of tradition. But the man who brought him up instilled in him to accept others even those that were not catholic.
Though they gave the appearance of the ideal Christians but that was only what the public knew them as. The real purpose of the order was fighting any who threatened their followers, and rooting out corruption in the church system. Along with being morally just, they taught him the ways of a warrior. Their name truly means they are the human versions of the Archangel Michael. Matt learned weaponry and martial arts, particularly Krav Maga and Muy Thai. Even being so young he was a devoted member.
But their line of work was considerably dangerous and the numbers dwindled. The public believes it’s because the verse is just too large. Only those of the order know that the government felt they were getting too nosy. Eventually they divided into individuals but when something is too large to handle solitarily they band together once more. Matt has since been traveling the verse, giving aid and spreading the word to those who will hear him.
Strengths (1 paragraph): Matt is a man of morals and is a believer in following what he teaches. He is always there to help or lend an hear when needed. Will never insult another and is always courteous. Is a master of martial arts and can figure out how to use any weapon
Weaknesses (1 paragraph): Alcohol. It is one of his evils. Matt is an angry drunk due to all of horrors he has seen. If he is ever put in a situation where an innocent is killed the pain is almost unbearable. Matt’s greatest enemy is the wrath hidden within himself.
Sample Post: (3 paragraphs minimum/Third Person Past Tense)
Matt walked slowly down a silent alley of Persephone, humming a little tune to himself. He wore a long black coat and jeans with his cross hanging freely. The rain had lightened to a soft drizzle and the cold winter wind had calmed to a breeze. It was a fair night and it seemed very peaceful. Matt smiled slightly as he passed a large dumpster. He felt a sudden pull and the cold edge of a knife.“You move and you’re dead. You scream and you’re dead. Dong Ma?”"Yes,”
Matt said calmly as the man moved in front of him. The man riffled through his pockets and groaned not finding a thing. “I’m just as poor as you are, mate,”
He said in the same calm voice. The man grunted something unintelligent then saw the large rosary around his neck. The gold ring and silver cross made the man’s eyes grow wide. “You will be giving me that, Preacher.”“I’m afraid not sir,”
Matt said with an edge in his voice. The man growled and lunged at him. Matt moved to the right and grabbed the man’s hand. Using the force he flung the man forward making him do a front flip. The man looked up then just laid his head down. “Times are hard and I forgive you,”
Matt spoke softly putting the knife in his pocket and continued to hum as he walked away.