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Larry Shortoak

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About Larry Shortoak

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    Coal Miner
  • Birthday 07/30/1996

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    Male
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    - A land down under!
  • Interests
    - Not a great deal other than Movies and TV shows.

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  • Character Name
    - Larry Shortoak!
  • Character Race
    - Halfling!

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  1. Am I your uncle or father? Will you still be on LotC after nearly 7 and a half years like me? ~*~
  2. “Oh ‘ow things ‘ave changed. I’m no’ dealin’ with this shi’e, I’m ou’.” Larry would mutter as he hobbled out the gates of Dunshire. ~*~
  3. The Shortoak Family ~*~ The Shortoak Family had a rather odd beginning. One quite fit for the life of a Halfling as it involves a bet between two very cheeky friends. Larry and Andwise were best of friends even from their first meeting back in the village of Goodborough, luckily for the pair they both knew how to rustle each other’s jimmy’s and knew when each could be beaten, especially when they put wagers on the line. As we go back to the story of the Shortoak beginnings, one must first know the initial bet and what was at stake. Andwise bet his most famous trusty shogging shovel that was cared for and had a magical ability to be quicker than any other, or so they said. And Larry had nothing of importance, not at the time anyway but he liked to gamble so he put a wager of betting his last name to something Andwise found amusing at the time, shortoak. Obviously, the pair needed a competition, something where a winner would clearly be decided, so they opted to drink until one fell off their chair onto the floor. It started off with human ale, then to vodka, then to Larry’s famous Shortoak stout only to be followed with both hobbits falling to the floor at the same time, Larry making contact first. Thus, Larry and his family became the Shortoak’s. They tend to abide by three simple to follow rules: 1 - Listen to your Elders, they make the rules for a reason. 2 - Never steal from another Halfling, there is a storage burrow for a reason. 3 - If you take from another Halfling, leave something in return. :: Culture and Tradition :: Shortoak’s tend to have a large appetite, often eating multiple meals throughout the day. Larry believes that if more bigguns valued food and song above power and gold, it would be a merrier and peaceful realm. Another culture trait they have, not unique to the Shortoak’s is their ability to talk their way out of many situations, due to their often mischievous actions. However, often this is used due to getting themselves out of situations they had previously caused issues starting. Though their traditions stick similar to their fellow neighbours some of the Shortoak family enjoy artistic ways of life such as poetry, songs and drawings. :: Appearance :: The Shortoak’s often have the same colour eyes, yet it is still not uncommon to find one with different colours due to it being common for other halflings. Their complexion is often one of a light tan due to their time spent in the sun. Their hair colour can vary from a bright red to a dark brown with it being rare to see a ginger colour. The Shortoak’s are some of the shorter of their kin. Apart from their short visage, the family hold no real unique appearance. :: Religion :: The Shortoak’s way of life do not hold any sort of religion in high regards other than some following Druidism and/or the old Harvest gods during the harvest months, though it is noted that the family are fully aware of the existence of Aenguls and Daemons in the realm, even appreciating the efforts done by some to their kin. :: Notable Family Recipe :: The most notable recipe from the Shortoak’s is a Mutton Mince Pie. To make this meal, first one needs to gather the ingredients prior to cooking, never bought, but farmed by the cook and prepared shortly after collecting. A hint of nutmeg and salt adds to the taste, creating their unique take on the pie. They also have a brew known as Shortoak stout first created by Larry, no one knows the exact ingredients other than him but he has let slip it is made with the same main products as all other stouts. :: History of the Shortoaks :: Larry Shortoak - Male (1487 - Present) Finlay Shortoak - Male (1495 - 1570) Annabelle Shortoak - Female (1500 - 1592) Drogo Shortoak - Male (1528 - 1530) Holly Shortoak - Female (1550 - Unknown) ~*~
  4. Larry Shortoak (Do not meta this information) Nicknames: Larry / Uncle Larry Age: 220, born in the year 1487. Gender: Male. Race: Halfling / Treelord. Status: Alive and Breathing. Weight & Height: 98.3 lbs, 2'9ft. Body Type: The classic Dad Bod. Eyes: Both eyes would be green, the left slightly darker than the other. Hair: Brown and messy. Not much care seems to be taken with it. Skin: It would take on the appearance of something similar to the bark of a tree. It would be more noticeable in the arms and legs. Markings/Tattoos/Injuries: He has a small indent above his left eye, potentially caused before becoming a Tree Lord. Personality: Larry Shortoak is kind, friendly and still remarkably trustworthy of others. He is bubbly and quick to make friends and is always ready to have a little bit of fun and mess about. He loves to relax and make others laugh and be happy, he is often found smoking on an ironwood pipe filled with Halfling's grass, he can also be seen enjoying the music he would be playing on his druidic banjo. Larry will also try and do anything to help a friend, even caring more for them than himself. Inventory: - Larry carries a small gardening trowel at his lower back in a sheath, it would be very sharp, and often covered in dirt and mud. - Larry often has an ironwood pipe placed in his shirt pocket accompanies with multiple matches, he usually never leaves home without it. Around the mouthpiece, one might notice a few chips as if a set of teeth tried biting down on it too hard. - He also carries around a wooden banjo crafted from the wood of an ebony tree. The end of the banjo would be a thick deer hide stretched over a wooden rim. - Alongside the banjo, Larry carries a wooden staff, it would be detailed and very unique to him. It would be radiating with a strong connection to the Aspects. Life Style: Alignment: Larry is Neutral Good. A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He may work with high ranking members of society but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against an order. Neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable. Spouse/Love Interest: None. Family Members: Biological Father - Pinchin Shortoak (Halfling) (Deceased) Biological Mother - Bell Shortoak (Halfling)(Deceased) - Brother- Finlay Shortoak (Halfling) (Deceased) Sister - Annabelle Shortoak (Halfling) (Assumed Deceased) - Son - Drogo Shortoak (Halfling) (Deceased) Daughter - Holly Shortoak (Daughter) (Assumed Deceased) Daughter - Missy Shortoak (Daughter) (Assumed Deceased) Animal Friends: - Sky, his pet ground finch he uses to send notes to others. He is quick and agile and is sometimes found on Larry's shoulder or in his hair. - Bucky, his longest and oldest friend. His Beaver friend is an avid smoker, (Larry was a bad influence) and sometimes seen gnawing through the wooden barrels of ale in the local tavern. Bucky struggles to move around and see due to his old age. - Larry's last animal friend is Hector, his cross-eyed Southern white-faced owl. He mainly sits in a tree or on a wooden post around Pendlemere. He rarely flies due to his poor vision and if he is ever seen flying try to catch him because he will go down quickly. Religion: - The Old Halfling Gods - Aspectism / Druidism Alliance/Nation/Home: The Druids & Brandybrook Job/Class: Proficient Lumberjack (Main) Adequate Woodworker (Secondary) Apprentice Fisher (Bonus) Adept Farmer (Racial) Proficient Chef (Racial) Titles: - The Beaver Druid. - Former Elder, Mayor, and Sheriff of various Halfling villages. - Knight of Sutica, Ser Larry Shortoak. ~*~*~
  5. In Willow Hollow there was a double gate at the back end of the village near where the stables were. It was usually closed due to it rarely ever being occupied and to get in it was often quicker to run around to the front rather than attempting to send a bird. I remember it very clearly due to the endless discussions I had regarding getting perms for it. Ahhh, the memories. You're welcome @_Jandy_ ~*~
  6. Just wanted to make a quick post to my Halfling neighbours and friends and say that I love each and every one of you. You have kept me sane on this server, you have kept me around on this server and you are what brings me back each and every time despite my best attempts to quit without another word. This community is so friendly and energetic and never takes things too seriously and I will always main a Halfling and only ever play a Halfling. "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." I also had to post it in here because people might have thought I was joking if I put it in the memes section. <3 ~*~
  7. I wasn't offended at all, just a bit confused as you thought that was the main part of what I had said. I don't particularly understand why you are more focused on the gif in this situation even though it kind of is relevant as it is saying you can learn from the past but that is beside the point. The reason that it "takes up all of Kasfer's time" is because he is an archdruid for the druids and is enjoying the RP experience/s that he is getting from that group of people. If Kasfer had a place maybe a touch closer than Pendlemere he may be there even more regularly and could bring some of the druids along whenever he returns which would increase activity before 6.0. It would also expand the horizon for more people to create Halfling persona's if they see a fun group that is active. Even though I am a rare sighting amongst the Halflings due to the little amount I play I would like to suggest moving based solely on activity.
  8. ~*~ In saying that the last village we had on Vailor was Willow Hollow where if you stood in the right spot and squinted you could see a druid grove. It didn't cause anything bad to happen then to our culture and I doubt it would ruin it if we happened to be near another. My 2 cents from playing a Halfling for a while. ~*~
  9. <3

    1. Ang

      Ang

      you're the best halfling out there

  10. My gif of the day

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  11. Really well written and a really thought out idea. I'd like to see where this could lead! Hope to see this implemented! +1 ~*~
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    2. Larry Shortoak

      Larry Shortoak

      Refer to my previous gif.

    3. cablam

      cablam

      No can do, impossible. 

    4. Larry Shortoak

      Larry Shortoak

      Obviously you aren't BOURNE  for the job. ;)

  13. Larry Shortoak signs the charter, as he did so he would laugh quite audibly hearing Gerald's comments. "Oh the irony, I think I 'ave 'eard somethin' like this before. . I jus' canno' pu' me pipe on i'!" he'd mutter sarcastically as he went to light his Halfling grass filled pipe. ~*~
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