☆ A Tale of Heroes (M)[OOC]
~Thousands of Years Ago~
*Not required to completely understand this Legend
Man has forever sought to seek more power. Since the beginning of mankind, there are those who follow, and those who lead. There was once a King named Arzun. His majesty ruled with an iron fist, separating society into an upper, middle and lower class. Increasing taxes, slavery of the poor, were just some of the methods he used to increase his power in the world. Limiting the teaching of magic to only those who could afford it, Arzun was able to create the country to his liking.
“Your highness, does nothing satisfy you? Even Royals in other countries envy you.” A man asked. Arzun did not understand the meaning of the question. If there was still more power to be sought, then why would he not try to obtain it?
“Tell me…if we were at war, then would other countries hesitate to attack?” The King asked the man. The man didn’t reply. “Of course not. They don’t fear us. At least not yet.” The King said. With that in mind, the King had an idea. What he needed was something to show that they were not to be messed with. Stricter laws would indeed enforce his power over the people, but that didn’t help him with facing other countries.
“What do we need to be feared?” The man asked curiously. The King looked at the man, and gave a malicious smile. The King’s intentions were to keep a weapon, capable of destroying entire armies.
“We need a Dragon.” Yes, the King’s idea was to capture the very essence of fear itself within nature. The man was shocked. Dragons were the rarest of beasts. Many people spend their entire lives without ever finding the elusive creature, let alone capture it. “We leave tonight.” With that said, the King and his finest men packed their bags and headed to the wilderness.
After a month of travelling, the grueling sun was beating down on the men and their bodies were taking a toll. Out of the fifty, twenty men were gone. Some done in by wild animals, others suffering from natural causes. “Your highness…we need to go back. The more we stay out, the more men we will lose.” The man said, throat dry. The King hesitated, looking in front of them.
“This is it. It has to be. The Dragon’s Nest”. The men stared into a pit filled with webs and the stench of rotting flesh. Carcasses were scattered about, torn limb by limb. Without word, the men climbed down the pit, eventually retreating from the surface of the upper world down to the foreign cave. “We’re almost there.” The men reached the bottom of the pit, with a loud growl rushing through the caverns bringing along a lingering odor.
“I think…that’s the-“ The man was cut off, as a loud screech hissed through the cave, enough to make a man’s ear bleed. They were soon faced with a pair of red eyes, glowing within the darkness of the caverns.
After the conquering of Dragons, it brought forth the age of Valkyries. Many dragons were ruled and used as weapons during wars, and people who gained control over these creatures attained the power of ‘Valkyries’. Enhanced strength, limited flight, were able to create soldiers capable of taking out multiple enemies at once. However, as the years progressed, there disputes among the regular humans and Valkyries, in which the latter should be superior to the former. This eventually led to a war lasting for years, and ultimately resulting in the wipeout of the dragons and Valkyries, rendering them non-existent. This legend has become a thing of the past now, being merely stories for the people.
Location: Continent of Aras | Country: Salos
The World has entered the Third Era. Currently in the midst of a Civil War between the regions of Kale and Grandora, Salos is not exactly the most stable country. Diaz, the King of Grandora has begun his reign of terror on the country. In an effort to attain more power, he has taken control of Kale’s regions to create his own empire, creating his new title of Emperor Diaz. His actions have caused many rebellion groups to arise within the nation, trying to put an end to his takeovers. The aftermath of many battles have left places desolated, slums even. Although there are still many ‘neutral zones’, or rather places that have not been affected by the war, travellers should be weary of venturing into dangerous territory.
Along with the creation of rebellion groups, several industries have been booming. The mining industry has brought in money for thousands of businessman, with people looking for jobs after losing their previous ones. Farms have been doing slightly more poor in the country ever since the start of the war, with less crops being available with each passing year the war goes on. However, a lot of criminal and gang activity has been reported around the country, filled with people who instead of working, steal, kill and do other criminal activities for money. Diaz however, is one step ahead of them.
One of Diaz’s most famous plans, is implementing the Galvez Prison facility for both criminals, rebellion groups, and those who oppose Diaz’s ideals. The prison is a hell-on earth located in the mountains North-West of Kale. Although nobody is sure what goes on in there, it’s evident the prisoners are somehow dealt with, seeing as how nobody has ever come out. Under constant watch, nobody can get in either without permission or approval of access. Now only time can tell how this war will be played out, and how it ends.
Okay guys, that was essentially the introduction. Sorry for so much text, but it doesn’t end there! I still need to explain the world of the RP, and how this will be played out. If you like RPGs and JRPGs, then please, read on!
The RP Itself:
This RP is going to be a nice, long RP, with lots of interactions. In fact, I will have to split it up into multiple parts, because the storyline is going to change suddenly, and the because there will be so much going on. Part one is going to be called: Reign of Diaz. Don’t worry, the first part itself will be as long as a regular RP (hopefully it will last that long, trust me it gets tense near the end). This is not sandbox, although there will be many times where you will be able to wander around a town and whatnot, hang out with other characters, eat, etc. For the majority of the RP, we will be travelling as a group. Also, a little side note. If you want to create a side arc let me know and we'll sort something out.
The Setting & Your Character:
First off, this is an original RP, which means it’s not an existing franchise. The time period is not exact (there will be times when it will be slightly more ooutdated/rustic, and times when it will be slightly more modern.), but I guess the closest I can say would be Skyrim-esque, maybe even SAO-esque as well(or some other fantasy-style RPG/JRPG if you can think of one), but slightly more ‘updated’. For example, some guns are allowed as weapons in this RP, as long as they make sense, and it isn’t a machine gun or something (make sure you go by me first before making a gun, this is an absolute MUST). Swords and bows and whatnot are okay as well. World-wise, there’s no map yet of the country, mainly because I will be creating things along the way (although some places are already determined), plus I want other players to be able to make their own side-stories and cities/towns if they want to.
At the start of the RP, the characters will currently be en-route to Galvez Prison for whatever reason that may be. You don’t have to explain this in your character history, but you can if you wish. It will be there that we all meet and greet and find a way out of the prison. The story builds onwards from there, and falls a lot on the shoulders of the characters. Your character should be affected by the war somehow (doesn't have to that major). They shouldn't be too experienced with fighting or using magic, as there is plenty of time to do that throughout the RP.
Note: If you are wondering what the legend has to do with the RP, it is there because there will be several references to it throughout the RP, and plays a huge role later on. Your character doesn't have to be familiar with the legend at all.
There are seven elements in total. Elements are essentially the type of an individual’s attacks and magic. Everyone has an element, although not all can use magic(your characters will be able to use magic). Magic of someone’s own element will be stronger. However, some of your other magic of a different element may be weaker and harder to learn. Essentially magic of your element is easier to learn, and magic of resisting element is harder. Here are the elements:
Fire: Is good against Lightning/ Weak against Water
Water: Is good against Fire/Weak against Lightning
Wind: Is good against Earth/ Weak against Earth
Earth: Is good against Wind/Weak against Wind
Lightning: Is good against Water/Weak against Fire
Light: is good against Dark/Weak against Dark
Dark: Is good against Light/Weak against Light
What’s an RPG without magic? Magic has many uses rather than just attacking. The amount of magic spells created is nearly limitless. Magic can be learned by either practicing, learned from others, or created by one’s self through extensive research and trial and error. They can range from simple attacks, healing spells, shields, etc. Mana is the energy needed to perform Magic. The amount of Mana depends on the person. Some people naturally have larger reserves of Mana, and others do not. The main way of increasing Mana is through training, frequency of usage, and the most common way is just by waiting, as time naturally lets your body increase reserves of mana. There are also items that may increase mana reserves or regeneration.
Note: Any sort of magic regarding the usage of bringing back the dead is off limits. Healing magic is mainly going to be within the elements of Water or Light, but if you can provide a good reason for it being of a different element go ahead.
1) All forum rules apply
2) No bunnying/God-modding. Please, just don't do it. If you don't know what that means let me know.
3) Please post as frequently as you can. This is one of those RPs that is fun if you keep up.
4) If you plan being away for a while, please let me know ahead of time. I cannot stress this enough.
5) Swearing is allowed since this is rated 'M'. Please don't abuse this.
6) Romance/Sexual stuff I have no problems with, as long as you are not too explicit. Make sure you're not writing a new fifty shades of grey.
7) Seeing as how this is rated 'M', expect blood. It probably won't be to the extent of horror movies or anything, but expect violence.
8) Please be realistic when there is fighting. I know there's magic and whatnot, so that doesn't really apply, but if your character gets punched in the face, act like they actually did get punched rather than take it like it was nothing.
Gretis! This is amazing! Please! Reserve me!
Name: Kallet Genesis, also known as "The Ghost"
Theme: Final Fantasy Preludes
Appearance: Kallet is a slender, but tall man, standing at 6'7, and weighing around 170 pounds. He is very thin, and doesn't contain much physical strength, preferring to rely on his stealth and speed to win a battle. Genesis has very pale skin, which in fact borders on ghostly, due to a very rare disease unknown to the world. It has a strange effect on his eyes, as well, leaving them blood red. His face fits in with the rest of his body, and is in fact quite slender. His perfectly straight hair frames his face quite well, and is white, much like snow, another result of the disease. It's quite long, hanging down to his shoulders. He would keep it tied in a ponytail, but he takes pride in it. Kallet is the only one to have ever caught his disease, and he views that makes him special. Not necessarily better than anyone. Just special. His normal apparel consists of black leather pants that hug his slender legs tightly, as well as a black, sleeveless tunic. He wears a black, but hoodless, cloak over his tunic, that hangs down around his ankles. It has a single pair of the strings at the top that can be used to secure it to his body. For shoes he wears black combat boots that extend to just below his knee. When combined with his black apparel, his skin and eyes give him the appearance of a ghost, and he has been given this nickname for that very purpose.
Personality: Kallet is very reserved. He tends to shy away from society whenever possible, and absolutely loathes interaction. He isn't afraid of anything, but he believes that people do not want him around because of his disease. He is very quiet, and will only speak unless spoken to first. His heart is one that's been scarred by many years of torment and harassment, so he doesn't form bonds very well. Genesis will shut people out, no matter how hard they try, until they completely earn his trust, quite an impossible task. He isn't afraid to admit he's a loner, but he yearns to fit in. Anywhere he can. He longs desperately for company, although he won't admit it. Once you earn his trust and friendship, however, he will fight to protect you to the very end, to his last fleeting breath. His quiet, smooth voice tends to add to his shy personality. Kallet is very intelligent and normally has a plan that would work almost flawlessly, but he won't share it unless any of his companions would care to ask. He's a strong believer in non-violent solutions, but will fight brutally and efficiently if the situation calls for it. Kallet is almost fearless, facing most foes with as much heroism as he could possibly muster, although he won't hesitate to slink away from a fight if it seems hopeless. He believes that one day he will be accepted in society, and that heroes can come from the most unlikely places. Everyone has a chance to become a hero...Even a Ghost.
Hometown: Unknown to anyone. Even Kallet himself.
History: Kallet, as far as he knows, is an orphan raised in a city named Jubilee, just north of Grandora. The town was quite peaceful, and Kallet lived a relatively normal childhood, despite all of the terrible things kids called him. "Freak!" "Monster!" "Spook!" These words still haunt him to this day. Everything was relatively good for him, until Diaz's forces came to the city. They began to 'recruit' all able-bodied men to fight in his magesty's army. It was then that Kallet was taken at the age of sixteen. He began to weep and resisted, simply stating, "I don't believe in fighting!" Over and over again. All of the soldiers merely laughed in his face, and began to taunt him. "Freak!" "Monster!" "Spook!" The same names from his childhood. It was then that Kallet realized that the world is a dark and cruel place. And it was then that Kallet vowed that he would create a glimmer of light, to shine through the darkness, and perhaps even break it. For the next five years, he was forced to serve in the army, to do horrible things. Every night before he went to sleep he would curse himself for the attrocities he was made to commit. However, he met an interesting man by the name of Eagun during a siege of B'Lectar. But the thing was, Eagun was on the other side. Kallet clashed with the soldier, both evenly matched. They eventually collapsed, one's back to the other. They began to have a conversation, and even struck up a friendship. It was short-lived, however, and an arrow caught Eagun in the chest. With his last breaths, he bestowed his two blades upon Kallet. There names? Freedom and Glory. It was then that Kallet realized that he would bring light into the world. That he would sacrifice himself to do so. That he would leave the army. For the next two years, he wandered about taking any job that would pay well enough, such as a horse-groomer, or even a mercenary for a small period of time. He knew nothing about the road he was taking, but surely enough it would take him to destiny.
Weapon: (Since I can't go for the Buster Blade-esque :p Haha) Two curved swords, both very special to him made of Durrinium, a material slightly stronger than steel, one sheathed at each hip. Each blade has an intricate crossguard, the left, named Freedom, has the spread wings of a eagle for the crossguard. The right, named Glory, has a dragon's spread wings for its crossguard. He usually dual wields them. Kallet has used a gun before, as well as a bow, but he prefers his trusty blades.
Gone with the wind: Kallet uses the wind to speed his feet, making him run at extreme speeds. Using this makes him seem to vanish, as if he merged into the wind.
Demon Wind: A strange essence (wind) flows through his blood system, speeding his movements up three times the normal human speed, causing his swordsmanship to increase drastically.
RP Sample: (Optional. It helps me know how skilled you are, and if you are suitable for the RP.)
Other: Kallet loves music with a passion, and is quite the beautiful singer himself, although he hates doing it in front of people. Another strange love of his is the love of the stars. He spends countless hours staring at them during the night.
I believe I've finished my SU. Perhaps you could review it?
Wow, that was incredibly fast lol. Let's get to it.
@Hereto: Nice SU, you are accepted.
@Genevieve: Cool, another Lightning user. You are accepted.
We got a good list of characters so far. Will edit my character with more detail as well, and provide a sketch.
Also, JNathan, you may want to change the name of your character. I understand in some RPs pre-existing characters are allowed, but not for this one please.
EDIT: No more Lightning - elemented characters please. Two is the maximum for any given Element.
All I can say is: wow!
May I please reserve a spot? I'll get started on the SU ASAP
Not really doing reserves, but you should be able to get in (provided you get it done quickly). Unless there's suddenly an influx of SUs, in which case it will get hard to give out reserves as I want everyone to have a fair chance rather than a first-come, first serve.
Name: Gerard Gladstone
Reserve me as well :)
" Lord Diaz has fallen... I cannot blindly follow a Emperor who holds no grasp on his own mind. "
Name: Grazel " The Bringer Of Hope " Cyrus
Body Build: Athletically lean with tone muscles.
Theme Music: Let There Be Light
Personality: Grazel is a calm, tactical warrior who believes firmly in the supreme justice of the world. When tempted with the same deal that his father had received, Grazel held complications with accepting the offer from King Diaz and because of that he denied him. Even at the cost of losing his prestige, his potential wife, and his family's fortune, he still held true to his ideals. Its easily noted that as a Knight and servant of Emperor Diaz that Grazel has a strong moral compass. This, coupled with his inability to watch the weak suffer makes him a unpredictable wildcard in Diaz's hand, something that Emperor Diaz often mentioned would be his downfall. Underneath his calm exterior, Grazel can be a carefree and generous soul. He has a beautiful smile that when seen could melt the hearts of many and sway the minds of crooks.
Hometown: Grandora, Salos
History: Grazel was born to a Commander in Diaz's Army and as such was raised to serve, protect, and guide Emperor Diaz's blade through the land. Unfortunately though, Grazel wasn't exactly the mindless warrior that Ghan had wanted. The boy was determined to serve the people not the King Diaz. It had taken him a tough childhood and teenhood to discover that not every order was born from a just heart.
Over the years he was eventually made into a strong, capable of Knight. One that excelled in both politics and combat. Diaz, in honor of Commander Ghan's successes in war was made Viceroy of a small land to the east of Grandora. Diaz also saw potential in Grazel's ability to lead people. During an invasion Grazel's father was sent a letter of engagement for Grazel. Inside was a letter from King Kazul, which, more or less had explained how Luna had seen Grazel in battle and wished for him to be her King. Needless to say, Diaz was greatly interested in that, finding it almost advantageous to have a Knight engaged to the sister of his enemy. He had gained a lot of prestige and power, snd yet he was still unsure if he had even loved her. He was faced with two problems, how to solve this marriage arrangement and how to cut of the corruption known as King Diaz.
Aegel (Light) - A blade crafted for Grazel's specific actions and temper for battle. It made of some of the toughest steel in the Grandora Kingdom. The handle is long enough that he can grasp both his hands on it and its blade is double edged.Magic:
Holy Slash: He flicks his blade towards his opponent, releasing a wave of LIGHT through the earth and towards his opponent.RP Sample:
Dense rain fell from the clustered grey skies above with force. Not a soul was out in the concrete streets, they were empty and still as if depression was snuffing its life out. All except two figures standing near the cathedral. A tall man with rain-dripped blonde hair stood out in the cold shower, while another who was only slightly shorter stood on the steps of the cathedral, her hands clasped together.Other:
Hmm... I'll try to come up with a decent character soon :3
I might go for a Light or a Dark Character, we shall see :D
Alright I guess, with EB and YS, we have our seven people. If this gets popular enough, I will extend to 8 players (maybe).
@lacoste: You are accepted.
Awwwe i wanted to join this one... I thought it would be 14 playerd 2 for eqch element? That night ness up the closebess of it but the rate of posts wiuld be higher than just a small group of 7
Well, 14 would be way too high for this RP. The more people, the harder it will be to travel alongside everyone. But if you want to join, I will up the slots to 8. Once the RP starts, if we think we can handle one or two more players, then I will do so.
-_- Darn, I thought this wasn't gonna have reserves... I really need to start waking up earlier.
@Colony: Sorry, but if we do open up SUs again (if someone drops, dies, etc), I'll be sure to let you know.
Well, since we have enough people to get started, I already submitted the IC thread. Whenever it gets up, I'll be sure to post here what you can put or do in your first post.
Excellent! A magnificent group of roleplayers, all of which I've had the pleasure of writing with before! I look forward to this roleplay!
Lacoste- I'm eager to see how Kallet gets along with Gerard xD
Dagnabbit I'm late! Oh well, hope everything goes well. Good luck guys!
Due to much stalking assuming, I've decided that Yamagi has been working on his SU for a while, and it will be glorious! xD
I can't wait to get started! This is gonna be uber fun!
Your stalking has earned you much merit. lol. And I agree, it will be epic.
School is not good for someone's well being~
Anyways, I have gathered my thoughts on what kind of character I want to make so SU progress should start now! :D
I believe my SU is done. But I think it's horrible. But it's done.
Edit : Do I seem too skilled in magic?
JNathan: I love your characters personality :) I can see him getting along well with Asilsa
Also I want everyone to know on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have college classes so might not post much those days unless it's later at night. Every other weekday I have high school classes at home (I go to an online high school)
Oh, thanks Gen. I thought it was bad :P
@JNathan: It's good, you are accepted.
@YS: I should probably let you know, Diaz has no daughters. Being the son of Ghan is fine. If he was engaged, it would be to the sister of the King of Kale. Sorry, I should update those NPCs in the OP.
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