My girlfriend and I want to come to E3 this year and we have worked out the bones of our story line (its meant to feel somewhere on the spectrum between Spenser and Mallory/de Troyes) , and I’d like to get some help on the specifics (because I’ve only started reading the lore recently) advice on how to select skills/resources and Dawn naming conventions. Also I’d like to meet people here who have characters that could know our characters and be involved with our story!
Tristan of the forest
Tristan is the son from a once noble family who supported the secession, and lost everything when it failed. Decades later he was raised by a devout mother who spent her life atoning for the mistakes of her family. They lived in secret in the forests of Semmerholm, where she raised him in the paths of virtue far away from knights, war and the ideals of glory that had lead to the tragedy that had destroyed her family.
She caught a fever when he was 11 and sent him to a village to get medicine. In the village he met the girl Una. He stayed at the village longer than he might have, because he fell in love with her, but his mother died.
He was taken in by a local priest; but eventually ran away to become a Knight errant – seeking redemption in noble death or in a great victory, stealing the church silver to pay for a sword.
Was a simple farm girl who’s head was often in the clouds or pointed at a book. She loved to play princesses and sword-fight with sticks. When she first saw Trystam walking out of the forest she saw on him all the marks of tragic nobility that her stories had trained her to think of as the signs of a hero.
She saw Trystam face when he saw knights, swords and armour for the first time; and was with him through all the teenage years whilst he tried to resolve the ideals of his mother with his desire to restore his families name.
All the years they were together, she saved every penny she had so that when she was of age she could pay for a wedding dress, and a home for them.
When he ran, she spent it on her own arms and Armour. She would become a Knight errant - track him down, and save his life
The town of Anvil
In disguise Una has traveled much of the empire and become very successful in her own right. Based on a rumour she heard in a tavern in wintermark lands She is traveling to Anvil, where she has heard that Trystam will be looking for knightly houses, quests and battles that he might be part of. Fearing that he might reject her again, she has determined to disguise herself and accompany him on them, and win his affection by saving his life.
Will Una be able to save him?
What will happen when she reveals her secret identity?
Does Tristan still lover her?
Request for help
Is it possible for Dawnish people to be heirs to a place (such as Montane) without passing the test of mettle? Should T just have a surname linking him to the Freedom Heresy? But could he even have a surname without being a part of a noble house? Should he just be trying to restart a noble house from the Heresy?
What resources would it be reasonable for him to have? Una could be being sent money from her parents (and thus be counted as having a farm) but I can’t see how he could support himself (maybe a patron with a farm- or leading a military unit?)
Is it odd for him to run off to be a knight errant without having a specific plan to join a noble house, and to remain in errantry for years?
In real life our freinds are all from Wintermark and Urizen, is it reasonable for T and U to be freinds with them in the game? also could we go into battle/skirmishes together?
What skills should we select so that he can behave stupidly in battle and she can rescue him, without them both dying horribly?
I’ve changed minor details in the above as people have been correcting my understanding of the lore.