Once again, Sarianah hits the road, quill
and parchment in hand and on her way to interview another of the clan's council
members. Finally she meets up with Amgard, the rangerly type. He agrees to
an interview, thank heavens, and here are the results...
Amgard is a ranger of 30 trainings. He has Hazel eyes,
tanned skin, and shoulder length curly dark brown hair.
Amgard had reached 12 trainings way back when, and
he decided that things were not as they should be, that he could much better
himself. He started anew, this time with some help from Lady Madrona, a Lady
in every sense of the word from what I know of her. She coached him along
and taught him the ways of a ranger, helping him be all that he could be.
Swaggering around the catacombs one day... he came
across this lil dead rogue lying at the bottom of the well, not even a weapon
to her name. He came to her rescue, and ... can anyone guess who this lil
rogue was? At the time, he says, he was still skinning for that dark sort
of figure with a name like a famous bear we know. He has since devoted his
life to Voln, although he admits that it is a slow process.
Amgard earned his title last summer, so Madrona's teachings
must have paid off. ::wink:: Springtime brought his marriage to that same
rogue he found at the bottom of the well, Twoflame.
For hunting pleasures, Amgard chooses trees, or pookas
if properly spelled up. He also has been helping his niece title.
His favorite things about the game seem to be the
friendships he's formed, hunting and NOT dying (his words). He doesn't like
the way the weather freezes and you end up dead, or the way GMs keep tweaking
the critters until it's hard to hunt your own level. He'd like to see the
experience system set to where every critter has a set experience for any
player who killed it, regardless of age, with older critters giving more
experience. He would like to have other ways of gaining experience besides
the hunting that would apply to all characters.
Amgard's advice to new players would be to find a good
players guide and learn the basic commands... then find an older one who
doesnt mind being a bit of a mentor. What not to do?... 'try not to be annoying
a bad rep is hard to live down not all are as sweet and tolerent as I am...
As for future goals, he's like to master in Voln, and
basically, to be the sort of player who, once gone, someone would say Hey,
that Amgard, he was a nice guy, he helped me out once.
The Player behind the Character
John, Amgard's player, had been married for 16 years,
been a paramedic for 18 and an RN for 8. (Very busy guy here). He's into
alternative medicines and herbs (the healing kind folks). He has played RPing
games for around 18 years, and had a player in D & D named Amgard before
he decided to play GemStone.
I enjoyed the interview, it's amazing what you find
out about people when you talk to them one on one! With this... Sari gathers
her quill and parchment and starts back down the dusty road to home.