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Your name or online alias: Amanda/Wanderlustlover
Your email: wanderlustlover [at] gmail
Another preferred means of contact: AOL: JGPhoenix
Character's Full Name: Lady Marian
Character's Canon: Robin Hood BBC/Milliways
Character's Journal Name: QueenofMay
What would you like your character's tag to be?: Maid Marian

In 300-500 words total, tell us your...
Character's background (their past and present): Lady Marian, the Maid Marian character of BBC Robin Hood, was the high born daughter of the once Sheriff of Notingham. She had an idyllic childhood, aside from the death of her mother very early one, and was raised easily in the bosom of Nottingham, her peers, and her father's doting. But as the fairytale goes, that was not long in lasting.

Her betrothed, Robin of Locksley, left her to go fight in the Holy War. Her father was deposed and cast out by the iconic, and rather evil next Sheriff of Nottingham, Vasey. Marian, not content with the lot her life gave her and how little the poor thought she or anyone care about them, made the choice to stand against the Sherrif -- as The Nightwatchman. Who defend the poor, and brought them food, money, and medicine in the night as possible.

As per the legend, Robin Hood does return back home, and her life gets a lot more complicated -- as it did even more, because this is where Marian's history dove-tailed with her introduction to Milliways. She moved through 3/4ths of her canon in milliways, mingled with Milliways plots, and mingling Milliways with her surviving her canon (which is a feat, given her near death, and almost complete death).

Milliways is the reason she's alive now, and is continuing to live on. But it came at the cost of her own world, because she was supposed to die and the only reasons she didn't were because of Milliways time, the people coming there from her future, and the people there presently who helped her stay alive after the events of her death. It's been a rocky last while after it, but things are beginning to come around again.

Thus, the perfect introduction for a new Adventure (in Space *throws glitter*).

Character's personality:
Marian is generally a very easy going person. Gentile, polite, helpful, noble. But she does have a sharp, biting, temper and it's incredibly easy for her to take slight at anyone treating anyone else downtroddenly. She very passionate and incredibly loyal, but she does not put up with abuse to herself or her friends (especially since her death, and imminent rescue/exile from Nottingham).

Character's skills/abilities/powers:
Marian is a good politician and advocate, as well as reasonable fighter with swords, bow, staff, and throwing knives. Though she may not get much good use of it in space, she's an amazing horsewoman, too.

Any special equipment your character is bringing along? This includes weaponry, magic items, etc.:
Not currently. If she comes over without any preparations of any kind: she'll just have her clothes, a necklace with a lion ring and a glass caged four-leaf clover, and possibly a dagger and a set of hair stick daggers. (If I'm mean she'll come over holding things from her job, or Ambergeldar, or a tea cup. You never know. But nothing much important. She'll probably gather things as she moves between places much later on.)

Are you bringing your character to [community profile] ten_fwd from another game? If you are, which game?:
Yes, Milliways.

If you answered yes above, briefly summarize how they were changed by and what challenges they faced in the climate of their previous game(s):

Marian was deeply changed by Milliways. She got encouragement and support to be a woman in power, who could protect people and make a difference, training with knights and serving on Security there. She's been through 5+ years of plots with character growth, has made friends and family widely across there, has traveled to worlds and times far from here. She has(/had) a job in The House of Arch, and when her world was cut off she lived there, Milliways and Ambergelder.

Why do you want to play this character in Ten Forward, and what do you plan to do with them?

Marian (and one of her cohorts) is being brought in from about a year and half post current-Milliways, and through a complicated (and really sort of dramatic-angst-death-not-death) plot that hasn't been written out. So we can play them after that point. I would love to play Marian at post this point because she's free of all the chains (figuratively, and very very literally) of all the worst parts of her canon.

She's free to go do things and be someone entirely new, and I'm really excited to get to play her from there.

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