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A Dwarven Dilemma (Alt. "How To Get My Dumb Character To The Source")

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So, I phial'd to a lalafell recently, and I've come to decide I want to roleplay a dwarf from Tomra. Toyed around with the idea of just roleplaying a Lominsan lalafell that acts somewhat dwarf-ish, but I don't think I can accept a substitute. This character is gonna be an ale-swilling, beard-wearing, Gogg-hating (an exception may apply) Tholl and that's that.

 

And there's no inherent obstacles to me playing that character except none of my friends are probably going to want to RP on The First, so there's the dilemma. Anyone lore experts out there willing to give me their thoughts on a dwarf being in The Source, and if it's feasible how to go about that? I'm not caught up on the MSQ yet, but I'm guessing that getting from The First to The Source is still quite tricky.

 

I'm guessing being transported fully (as in like, your body and possessions crossing over to another shard) is a no go, but is the "Ascian" method possibly viable? As in where a character would fill a vessel with their soul/mind/aether/what-have-you and sort of body hop into a different shard that way? I don't think this character would have the cosmic smarts to know how to do that by herself, but I think she would have motive to try and leave the shard pre-WoD showing up to fix things and if someone made her privy to the fact there's other worlds she'd be down for any experiments that have a chance of getting her out of The First.

 

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Plainly put, there isn't a lore backed way to travel to or from the First to the Source, or vice versa. Currently, only those of immense power (namely WoL and Ascians) are able to do so. 

 

Beyond that, it takes a lot of lore bending/breaking to make it happen. And, in so doing, in my opinion, trivializes the struggles of the WoL, Exarch, and Scions to return them all to the source and the like since, after all, if any Joe Schmoe can do it... why can't all of these learned, powerful people get it right?

 

Without meaning to sound an ass, if you're really wanting to be able to go one way or the other, currently, it's going to take bending/breaking of the lore. And, if you're willing to take that first step of bending/breaking it, does it really matter how you do it?

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3 hours ago, Dacien said:

Plainly put, there isn't a lore backed way to travel to or from the First to the Source, or vice versa. Currently, only those of immense power (namely WoL and Ascians) are able to do so. 

 

Beyond that, it takes a lot of lore bending/breaking to make it happen. And, in so doing, in my opinion, trivializes the struggles of the WoL, Exarch, and Scions to return them all to the source and the like since, after all, if any Joe Schmoe can do it... why can't all of these learned, powerful people get it right?

 

Without meaning to sound an ass, if you're really wanting to be able to go one way or the other, currently, it's going to take bending/breaking of the lore. And, if you're willing to take that first step of bending/breaking it, does it really matter how you do it?

Thanks for the response! I like to stay consistent with the settings I roleplay in, so lore-breaking is a no-go for me. Was just curious if there was a way if there was a way I could pull it off and have it fit. I guess I'll need to make a character for Source stuff, and find some folks who RP in The First for my dwarf to meet!

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I would say it's either that or an established agreement to roleplaying on the First, exclusively - and that characters involved are, themselves, from the First (unless, of course, if you keep the RP between yourself and a group of friends you could roleplay some of them as being the Warrior(s) of Light from the Source).

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