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Been a while since I did one of these, but I recently added a handful of new characters to my roster. So I'm just going to dump them all into the same planning thread instead of making separate ones for each. Concise and efficient! For those of you that don't know, I like to plan some relationships for new characters before I start RPing them. That way, the character feels much more engrained in the RP community rather than being a complete stranger to every single character he or she meets. Here are the characters up for relationship planning: Fabled Archives - Grew up in Maretonia on one of the noble islands, belongs to a noble house. Sometimes visited the mainland of Maretonia. After entering adulthood, Arc very briefly visited Equestria before moving to Unyasi to settle in with a Zebra tribe. CT - Grew up in Canterlot and lived there most of her life. Travels a little bit now, but mostly to major cities where she might get discovered. Otherwise stays in Canterlot. Ori - Was born across the sea before his family moved back into Aquelia, settling in the Tarpans. Never had any other Chamroshes or foals to play with, so he grew up very reserved and solemn. He's recently been taking trips into griffon cities and some ponies cities with his father, though the pony cities have so far only been along the desert edge. Lani - A Gallopocus native, she's lived on Thunderhooves Island her entire life. Recently traveled to Equestria to do some sight-seeing. Dawnguard - Grew up in Stalliongrad before moving to Canterlot to start REA training. Currently holds the rank of Pvt. First Class and spends most of his time in Canterlot, though he travels depending on where he is sent to. Like all my other characters, I find that a foalhood friend/rival/frenemy is always a good relationship to have, so that's a potential relationship for all of these characters (except Ori, he has no friends d'aw). If you're interested in your character being a foalhood friend, then that brief summary up above is for you, to tell you where and how my characters grew up. As always, I'm just going to list out some relationships I think would be fun or beneficial for my characters to have. I'm not limited to only these ideas, so please, if you have your own idea for a type of relationship your character could have to one of mine, feel free to respond here or send me a PM. I promise I don't bite. Much. Roommates/Bunkmates (CT, Lani, Dawnguard) - Self-explanatory. Roommates or bunkmates could have a negative or positive relationship with my characters if you want, but in all three cases, my characters would probably push for a positive relationship. Lani, especially, would want a place to stay during her Equestria tour, but she wouldn't stay with someone she didn't like. For Dawnguard, bunkmates would also be in the REA and be similarly ranked to him, and they'd all probably be buddy buddy. Rescuer/Tribespony (Arc) - I imagine Arc got into a spot or two of trouble, traversing through the wilds of Unyasi to seek out old civilizations. A zebra from the tribe he's staying with, or even just another adventurer who happened to be in the right spot and the right time, could have saved him from some sort of situation, perhaps even several times. Sibling-esque (Ori, Arc) - A character that mine would view in an almost sibling manner, because of some event or interactions. An older sibling figure for Ori, and a younger sibling figure for Arc. Arc, especially, likes to share his knowledge in a teaching or lecturer sort of way - and not just book or research knowledge, but general life knowledge as well. Ori would most likely be drawn to a character who was either very worldly, or a very skilled hunter/tracker. Blood Relation (Most) - I'm not at all averse to someone making a character that's a blood relative to mine (and perhaps even fitting my character into an existing family, if it can work out), so if the inspiration strikes you to app a family member, let me know. Parents, siblings, cousins, etc. The two exceptions are Ori (he doesn't have any siblings, and any cousins are far out of his age range) and Dawnguard (he already belongs to a RP family that's active on the boards. He does, however, have three other sisters, two older and one younger. Speak to Bellosh if you're interested in playing one of them!) Tutor/Student (Arc, Dawnguard) - As he likes to share his knowledge with others, Arc could have potentially tutored someone at some point, most likely in some sort of history subject. That character would probably have to have been in Maretonia at that time, though, since Arc has hardly been anywhere else. In Dawnguard's case, he would've been a student, who sought out a tutor to bring up his mediocre grades after he decided to join the REA. Ex-colt/marefriends (CT, Lani, Arc) - All three characters have played the field a little, nothing too serious as they are all still young and free-spirited. It's possible that they have ex-colt/marefriends wandering about that they tried things out with, but their relationships eventually fizzled out and died. Could have been positive or negative break-ups, depending on the involved characters. In Lani's and Arc's case, any previous romantic relationships would have needed to occur in the Gallopocus and Maretonia, respectively. Foal Psychiatrist? (Ori) - Dunno if there are actually any psychiatrist characters on the board, but given Ori's extreme aversion to interacting with foals his own age, his parents could have, at some point recently, sought out professional help in getting their son to accept such healthy relationships. It'd be kind of a big deal for them, as his family lives in the wild and don't really have use for 'fancy' and 'civilized' things like doctors. Dunno how much actual RPing together they could do, but it'd be immersive for Ori to have someone he could call "my doctor", or to that effect. A griffon or similar half bird, half something character would work out best, but a other species would work too. Eternal Rival? (CT, Dawnguard) - A rival type character that would compete and push my characters further, though in different senses for each. For CT, a character she attended school with who is also a great singer would make a good rival. Perhaps they were always going back and forth with competition wins and talent shows and the like, equally matched. Their relationship could be either positive or negative, preferably negative. For Dawnguard, he'd mark out a character different from himself but still sharing the same ideals of Good and Justice as his "Eternal Rival" or "Eternal Partner", believing them fated to fight the forces of evil at each other's side. (In Dawngaurd's case, this role will most definitely be sought out in RP itself, not decided in this planning thread, but I'm just throwing it out there). ...Alright, I think that's enough for now. Again, these are all just suggestions, so if someone else has any idea for a character and one of mine, let me know. Thanks for reading, and happy RPing!