12/09/2012 02:28 PMYou were the only person I knew who would even consider RPing a peon
Posted by Anár
Swobu was here long before I.
So... What is Thokk? To you, mate.
What is Thokk to you?
More of a 'who'.
Sit, and I shall share a tale.
Thokk began during a D&D 3.5e campaign with some RL friends. He was a half-orc frenzied berserker barbarian that I wasted two points in teaching him literacy. His antics led me from slaughtering an inn to playing "beat the bartender"; a game that's rules were basically the same as "odd or evens" but when I heard this, I haymaker'd the bartender, took the money, proclaimed my victory in puny human game, and proceeded to climb the nearest church and leap the 80ft. to the ground, praising Kord, and converted half the town.
The campaign went on and I used doors as shields, launched a catapult with a catapult that launched ourselves into the main base, killed an elder evil with a +5 keen dagger (crit) after botching and losing my greataxe and greatsword.
Eventually, the campaign ended and I wanted to keep Thokk. My friends and I began college and we all started playing WoW (WotLK was the expac at the time).
We rolled on Nesingwary (PvE) and I first rolled a human, but at level 19, deleted it and changed to an orc.
I had always heard stories of a WARchief named Thrall in this game by players and thought to roll an orc the same class as Thrall and to become a better warchief.
"WARchief" must mean "WARRIOR".
So I rolled a warrior and named him Thokk.
'Lo and behold, level 30, I find out Thrall is a Shaman.
I ain't rerolling Thokk.
Fast-forward through leveling, noob first experiences with the game, crazy antics with RL friends, and leading a guild called <Auir>, it was the only time I'd ever be a GM. (Look it up, Nesingwary realm, it's still there, and yes, I misspelled it, though not on purpose.) All the way through 'till a few months after Wyrmrest Accord opened its doors.
I stepped away from Nesingwary and friends that rarely played anymore to this realm after playing as a DK named "Ihcapnek".
(OH GOD, THE NAME BACKWARDS. I WAS SUCH A BAD RP-ER). But Marlo and <Fortress> gave me the chance I needed to hone my skills in Roleplay as "Ihcapnek the Savage."
But I missed my Thokk, my level 80 orc warrior on Nesingwary.
So I brought him here.
Bringing him here and knowing NOTHING about Orc lore, I went with the most simple of stories, and the most unlikely...
I saw a post from Swobu and sought to become better than him.
A peon, with no great destiny or interesting history...
How I robbed the glory from him and hated it after a while, roleplaying as a supporter of Swobu, a peon who followed after his idol.
But only "Thokk" was present.
I began to RP less and less until I hardly ran around on Thokk.
It was his time to die as an RP character.http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4079838647
And it was done, the first Thokk was dead.
But I would not relinquish the name. Thokk was mine by creation.
But I knew not where to take his story.
Eventually, I worked him to become a soldier that supported peon revolution and the leader, Swobu, but I was only ever recognized as a peon, not a fighter. So the second "Thokk" died.
The third and final one came into play, with an idea... a false peon. A wise and smart orc playing off as a peon, taking hits instead of Swobu; a martyr.
It was in this that Enekie granted me an end to Thokk forever in her latest story.
And I am thankful.
So the idea of Thokk can live on in many, a martyr for the weak and downtrodden, how a hero should be. But Thokk was and will be - to me - this warrior who never became the hero he desired to be, like Swobu.
Simply a broken figure with no real story that I could create, only build off of due to the inspiration of others.
He was Wyrmrest Accord's secret community project no one ever knew they controlled.
And I was the player who listened.