Greetings all! In Runescape some of you know me simply as "Soul", or more likely as Soultaint, Gabriel Soul (now), or (for a brief time only) the character Amber Vervain.
I originally joined the game as a devout table-top roleplayer, and my approach to roleplay in runescape was very similar. Without an official term, what you now call "themeplay" I called "tuesday". I played Soultaint, insane devotee of Saradomorak, in a clan known as "Dragons of The Sword". Within this clan I became one of the chief advisors and personal friend to the once-King-now-retired-queen known as "Ethanlas".
I have made occasional forays into discriptive roleplay in various forum games around the internet over the past decade, and am familiar with the general concepts of "Textplay". Noting a severe decrease in roleplaying of any kind (people actually got very nasty at me for acting like a monk) in the general gaming community on Runescape, I attempted to retreat to 42... Surely I must be able to find some honest roleplayers here!
Alas, I was not greeted by the wamth of an accepting and friendly community I thought I would find on a bastion world dedicated to "roleplay". I was instead confronted by general disdain for wanting to do more than stand there discriptively sexting anything that moved. (Yeah, I had the misfortune of first arriving in Fail-ador and asking for help...) Fortunately, I am a quick study, and joined a small clan to get a feel for this strange new world and the rules by which that world's community coexisted with eachother... Unfortunately, the sandbox storyline of that clan was a massive bite-off for American Horror Story: Coven... So I left, and for a while, I wandered.
It didn't take me long to find several people who were disillusioned with various clan issues in their textplaying clans, and I decided to step up and try to create something better as a leader... Thus "Grace Regalia" was born, and while it has faced repeated upset since conception, mostly by people who wantead to lead in my stead, I am now preparing to try again with the help of a few respectable friends.
That said, I am a themeplayer. I started with themeplay before it was labeled as such, and I'll probably end that way as well. However, I acknowledge the traditions of the w41 and w42 community, and am trying to find an amiable coexistence. I have a rich personal history for my character (albeit over-powered by textplay standards), and I aim to provide the framework for a rich story through Regalia. I hope to be able to recruit some of the last decent storytellers (read: textplayers) left in Runescape as prominent figures in the clan, and ideally I'll be able to mostly leave 42 politicing and intrigue in their experienced hands, but first...
I have to figure out how to work this blasted wiki! I seem to have the techno-savy of a fruitfly... Since I don't want to accidentally end up putting my character's backstory in the combat section or something, I could really use some help with any constructive tips, tricks, or suggestions you may have for me.
Introductions made, I look forward to getting to know more of you. I hope by working together with like-minded people that we can breathe new life into both the roleplay and gameplay communities of runescape.