Starting of with a general piece of advice I’d try to talk to an in play house, to try to arrange at least one of your parents be connected to a group in play. Firstly since I presume you want some IC conflict from the concept, secondly it will allow your background to come out in play without you always having to be the one to bring it up. Thirdly it feels more emotionally interesting to test into a house that has a personal connection to your parents shame, than another house that might not really care.
That being said there aren’t many groups that post here, so if you want to talk to people from other noble houses you might want to check out Empire LRP: Dawn on facebook
also this document might help, profounddecisions.co.uk/empi … ble_houses
Throwing it out there as Estantia had forgotten one
3) The third option would be to have a father who failed a test of resolve, this would mean your father had been stripped of his nobility. This would probably be the clearest way to do disgraced noble in Dawn.
On illegitimate child route though, empire is generally a meritocracy, to some degree who your parents were matters very little. Aside from “they are never permitted to join their mother’s house” which I’m not quite sure whether it would apply to tests of mettle later in life, or it is simply that illegitimate children are sent to be raised by yeomen.
- One of you Parents was married
- Strong tensions between the two houses *
- They were house siblings *
Now 1) would be simplest, both 2 and 3 are technically resolvable, through other tests although that doesn’t mean no-one has ever took the simple way out.
You could theoretically combine 1 and 2, so due to strong tensions between houses on of your parents ended up in a marriage they didn’t favour so both parents ran off together.
Other thoughts joining a nation effectively is exposing yourself to low level constant mind control to be more like the culture, over time your parents will have shifted to be less and less Dawnish, and have more Pride in their new nation, and also if they felt like they had to leave for love they might not have the best memories of Dawn
So why are you abandoning your home, your friends and family to try to seek a position in the nation that cast off your parents? (question intended to provoke thought, not discourage)
Which nation did your parents flee too? (Now I’d probably try to work out your parents houses first since it might influence this)