Assimilating your character into our world and all of its rich lore is the most important task we can ask of our members! While members have lots of freedom and our staff enjoys minimal maintenance and monitoring, character creation is extremely vital. Continue reading for a better understanding of how your character can become a part of Drekhjarta!

Professions

Your character can claim absolutely any profession that could be found in the medieval to renaissance era! In addition to that broad expanse of options, they can also claim a profession from our official lore (see the World Lore guidebook page) or member-submitted lore (see the Accepted Lore forum). The list given below is by no means conclusive, it is simply provided to give you a taste of all of the possibilities!


  • Apothecarist
  • Architect
  • Armorer
  • Astrologer
  • Baker
  • Banker
  • Barber
  • Blacksmith
  • Bookbinder
  • Bowyer
  • Brewer
  • Butcher
  • Candlemaker
  • Carpenter
  • Cartographer
  • Clergy
  • Cutler
  • Dyer
  • Embroiderer
  • Engraver
  • Executioner
  • Falconer
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Fortune teller
  • Furrier
  • Glassblower
  • Hatter
  • Herald
  • Herbalist
  • Innkeeper
  • Jester
  • Knight
  • Leatherworker
  • Locksmith
  • Merchant
  • Miller
  • Minstrel
  • Painter
  • Peddler
  • Plague doctor
  • Potter
  • Rat catcher
  • Saddler
  • Scribe
  • Sculptor
  • Shipwright
  • Shoemaker
  • Silversmith
  • Soap maker
  • Stonecarver
  • Tailor
  • Troubadour
  • Vintner
  • Wet nurse
  • Woodworker
  • ...and more!

If you’re unsure if your idea would be approved, simply ask a knowledgeable member or helpful staff member!

For wild dragons, “professions” don’t exist. They are either a Loner (on their own), or they hold a specific role within their clan. Roles include the Alpha (leader), Elders (800 years or older), Hunters, Protectors, Nurturers, and Younglings.

Conforming to Lore

Conforming to site lore can be a tricky and confusing task to undertake. We suggest reading through the guidebook in its entirety (not just the required reading pages, but all pages!), as well as perusing the Accepted Lore forum. In addition to building a well-rounded character (see the below section), we also want to ensure that your character fits into our world and the stories that are being woven here. A few great questions you can ask yourself as you write your character’s profile are listed below.

  • What do they think of the other species?
  • What do they think of magic? What about dragon-blessed humans versus magic-blessed fae?
  • What do they think of the Human King?
  • What did they do during the Fifty Year War?
  • How does their profession affect who they interact with and what they experience?
  • Where do they live? What do they think of the cultures and traditions in their region?
  • Where did they grow up? How did that affect their disposition?

As always, if you’re unsure whether your idea would be acceptable or if you’re having a tough time editing a current character to fit in on THOD, please reach out to us! Our members and staff are very passionate about storytelling and lore, and would love to help you out.

Building a Well-Rounded Character

We pride ourselves on having absolutely no minimum word counts on THOD (with the exception of Quests, of course!). This extends to character creation - you can write as much or as little as you’d like in your character’s profile. You can even use bullet points instead of complete sentences, if that is your chosen style!

However, staff will be very rigorous when reviewing character applications. If they are left with questions or a feeling that the profile is incomplete, they will reach out and have you explain in further detail. Here are some the questions staff will be looking to answer as they review your character’s profile:

  • Does the character have both positive and negative personality traits?
  • Does the character have at least one physical flaw to balance their attractiveness?
  • Does their history and what they’ve experienced thus far align with their age?
  • Do their clothes/weapons make sense within a medieval/renaissance era?
  • Is their magic sufficiently described and not all-powerful?
  • Does their personality make sense with the history you’ve given them?

We are always willing to help you out if you are having trouble fulfilling one or more of these requirements. Feel free to reach out for input and review prior to posting your application!


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