The Guan family had once been small and of little influence in the days of the Qin. Yet, with Xiang Yu's rebellion, a new found wealth and power had been brought to that family. Once little more than a family of merchants who oversaw the work of a small forge, the family's wealth had endlessly multiplied. Countless forges now dotted their holdings. Producing tools of war for those who dared seek their dangerous trade. While what had once been a small estate had become a large holding upon the edge of town. A walled manor which held a small garrison of guards and a permanent staff on residence. A grand manor managed by the head of the Guan family, Lord Guan Jian. It was within this walled manor the tale was born.
Rumors claim that within the early weeks of June, a unfortunate encounter occurred. A stable boy, a tall and lanky man by the name of Li Zhao, had prepared to rob and steal a great amount from his lord. That the stable boy had gathered a chest filled with countless coins and gems, enough to support him for decades to come. His plan had supposedly gone without so much as a hitch. He had managed to sneak, night by night, the various coins and treasures from the Guan family treasury and into the stables where he hid his wealth within a barrel buried beneath the straw. Yet, the rumors claim, that upon the night of his prepared flight, Li Zhao encountered the only son of Lord Guan Jian and his only daughter. Lady Ning and her brother, Guan Suo, was supposedly strolling across their family's manor as the sun began to fall beyond the horizon. During their stroll, they supposedly came across Li Zhao as he prepared the Guan family carriage. He had loaded the barrel within and harnessed the horses, and with his bounty in tow he was all but ready to take flight with his stolen goods.
But, the rumors claim that brave Guan Suo confronted the young stable boy. That, despite being unarmed, he boldly confronted the lanky servant and that the two of them began to brawl while Lady Ning screamed for help. In a unfortunate and dastardly move, it is rumored that the stable boy drew a knife and stabbed Guan Suo within the back as they wrestled. Yet, pushing Guan Suo away, it is said Li Zhao took Lady Ning hostage and forced her into the carriage before barring its door. Threatening to kill her if she so much as made another sound. With Lady Ning as his hostage, it is said Li Zhao fled into the night and towards Yangcheng Lake.
By the night's end, Guan Suo was dead from his wound and Li Zhao a murderer. Yet, Li Zhao was hardly forgotten. With his son's death upon his hands and the fear of his daughter's death haunting him, Lord Guan Jian made a bold proclamation. He promised endless wealth to whoever captured the man, let it be dead or alive, and returned his daughter to him alive. It was a promise that brought a savage left to that rumor. A promise that brought countless hunters, farmers, and even bandits into the woods and the foothills of Yangcheng Lake. Each pursuing the murderer of Suzhou and the gold that was promised.
OOC Quest Summary:
Applying for Membership:
Anyone is allowed to enter this quest, however, certain builds will have a innate advantage in this quest. But, all stats will serve a purpose in this quest and it may possibly effect the course of the roleplay and your results. Likewise, certain skills may give certain advantages towards certain actions. Anyone is allowed to apply but only six players will be accepted. These six players will be randomly selected from those who apply. Followers are allowed to accompany a player, but, Personal Armies are banned. Applicants must follow the format and have their starting roleplay in which they are first arriving to Suzhou or Yangcheng Lake.
Sign Ups end on Wednesday at 10 PM Central Time Zone.
Name: Blah Blah Blah. Example: Guan Huang
Stats: Your current stats. Example: 99-99-99-99-99
Skills: Your current skills. Example: Awesome III, God Mode III, Leet III, Reading I
Items: Your current items. Example: +10 Bow of Godly Accuracy
Followers: Your current followers. Example: Liu Chen (1-1-1-1-100) Pants on Head Retarded III Items: Pacifier.
RP: Blah Blah Blah
Players will be expected to make a roleplayed post every twenty four hours. I will attempt to insure there is one reply for every person per day and possibly more if I have the time. Progression may be a bit slow on turn change days, but, I will attempt to keep the pace. Please insure you can be active before attempting to apply.
To be revealed at the end of the quest.
Quest Danger Level:
LOW to MEDIUM: You will be pursuing a murderer who has already killed a noble! Who knows what dangers he might present and what dangers both nature and your fellow bounty hunters might present.