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Old June 30th, 2013, 01:37 AM
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Atlantis Awakening: Atlantean Culture


In this segment, I want to introduce to everyone the remnants of Atlantean Culture and how and why people like the Atlantean Royal Family, do and say some stuff that seems weirdly out of context.

Atlantean Religion: The God of Gods


When it comes to religion in Atlantis, there is only really one. Having god like abilities kind of makes it redundant for there to be a Pantheon of different gods governing differing sectors of the physical and metaphysical realm. Also, many religions apparent today are, in the context of the Role-play, based upon certain Atlanteans that made their way to the mainland during the Atlantean Era and also subsequently after it’s annihilation.

So the Atlantean Religion is focussed around one particular aspect of the cosmos, dubbed the ‘Universe’. This cosmic power is essentially the creator of Earth and the evolution of the Atlantean people, and as such, the Atlanteans worshipped it. Just to be clear, The Universe is not God per se, while it is credited with creation, it didn’t inherently create the world, but rather allowed for things to come to fruition. There is also no representative idol for the universe, or the idea that Atlanteans were made in the image of it, the Universe simply a cosmic construct of power that shapes the fabric of what we call the universe. It is most similar to the idea of Karma, in that it is this unseen force that is perceived to influence actions.

Atlantean Religion: Common Sayings


Quite often, if something happens in a way that the individual perceives positively affects them; it is common to hear Atlanteans say “thank you Universe.” It is the same as thanking someone for doing you a favour, except in this case, you thank the Universe for something that is out of your control.

“May the light of the Universe shine brightly upon you,” is another common phrase within the Atlantean Culture. It is a common gesture to say to someone who is going off on travels abroad, a kind to “safe journey” as what we would say. Again, while the Universe has not physical construct, nor does it exude light, the idea here is that the ‘light of the Universe’ is a reference to the power of the Universe, in that it’ll keep your journey positive and out of harm’s way.

“May the Universe light your path,” is another saying that has similar connotation to the previous. However in this instance, it does not so much denote safety of travel, but rather a guiding of sorts and ward against getting lost. Again, it’s not a physical light that sets out the path for you, but rather the idea that, in your mind, the path you walk is the one that just ‘feels right’ as if the Universe is guiding you on your travels.

It is considered impolite and often rude or intrusive to ask an Atlantean what their ability is. While many abilities are visible, many more are not, and Atlanteans are affected in different ways by their abilities. Also because of the individualistic and personal nature of abilities, people tend to keep their abilities to themselves.

Atlantean Crystal: Atlantite


On the island of Atlantis, there existed vast deposits both above and below ground of a lightish blue crystal known simply as Atlantite, similar in colour to Blue Agate. It was customary back in Atlantis for a newly born Atlantean to be gifted with a piece of Atlantite to help focus their abilities as they began to manifest. Mostly the crystals were worn as necklaces and bracelets, but other variants including piercings worked too. Metaphysically, Atlantite acted as a ‘Kryptonite’ to Atlanteans, not in the way that it weakened them, but rather it weakened their abilities enough for newly awakened Atlanteans to have larger control over their respective abilities. Since the destruction of Atlantis, Atlantite has become a rare, precious mineral, often cropping up in strange places. Currently, the Atlantean Royal Family has a few pieces of Atlantite for students finding it more difficult to control their abilities. During their announcement of the Atlantean Race, the Atlantean Royal Family help up a large stone made mostly of Atlantite which acted as an activator for Atlanteans.

Activating Atlantean Genes


There remain two predicates for an Atlantean to begin utilising their heritage. The first is Knowledge; in that the individual has to have knowledge that Atlanteans exist, this awakens the Atlantean gland within the brain, responsible for the activation of the dormant Atlantean genes. Secondly is Atlantite; coming into contact with Atlantite is usually the precursor for the development of abilities within dormant Atlanteans. Atlantite is the metaphysical ‘red button’ that activates the super human ability side of and individual. While both can be activated irrespective of each other, to fully become and Atlantean, an individual needs to go through both these steps. The Atlantite crystal the Royal Family help up at the announcement, was amplified by one of their recruits, essentially meaning that across the world, people came into contact with the metaphysical side of the Atlantite, acting as activation for their abilities.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I honestly feel a bit lost about what's going on :D I read the JP that hasn't been posted yet but I'm not ssssure of what happened and I don't know how to squeeze Agnes into it. So asdeksjhfdkj :D
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 12:10 PM
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It's cool RHCP, I've posted what I talked to you about. They'll be more character interaction later on, I hope.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Due to creative differences, Kiklion will no longer be RPing in Atlantis.

I should have a timeskip post up by the end of next week guys, hold in there! It's pretty cool! :D
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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ignore the above statement, ichiro will be taking some time off atlantis for a bit.

in the mean time, i guess im running things!!!??
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Old July 9th, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Maddy is running things. AUP WILL WIN.

y/n?

I wrote more in the JP. But now it would be okay if James and Oliver didn't agree with Agnes and actually left - because then Agnes could fly away and find Nate before them! Thus snatching him away to the AUP. Sounds like a plan?

Someone has got to join the AUP because we're only 2 players there atm xD And Nate would maybe fit and wouldn't it be kind of dramatic and nice if James and Nate were on opposing sides?
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Old July 9th, 2013, 03:54 AM
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Haha, actually that part of the titanpad with Oliver and James was supposed to be for after Agnes, Oakley and Delta already left. It was supposed to be the end of the post. That's why we left a space to signify that it as happening later. Oops.

Also, Dom is joining the AUP. So is Oakley, right? So, along with Delta and Agnes, that a lot!
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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You could have said that :p So I'll just erase the Agnes part then~?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Someone has got to join the AUP because we're only 2 players there atm xD And Nate would maybe fit and wouldn't it be kind of dramatic and nice if James and Nate were on opposing sides?
I was under the impression I was forced to join the ARF, so that is where I put Nate for the time being at least.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Noo, I was looking forward to interacting with Nate and make a love story, it'll be a Romeo and Juliet thing instead then ahaha
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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I kinda already stole nate in my last post. But you know it can be retconned if he wants to go to the AUP instead.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:27 AM
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Okay, with this, the JP is finished, right? It turned out well, I think :3 Who's posting?
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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Yep, it's finished. Supervegeta is posting it soooo whenever it gets online next it should be up~
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Old July 11th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Coolio. Dom and Oakley are with AUP! :D
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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:09 AM
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The AUP: Powerpuff Girls. Delta is Buttercup, Oakley is bubbles, and Agnes is Blossom.

Dom can be the guy that puts sugar and spice and everything nice in a blender with ingredient X.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 03:53 AM
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Maddy, tell us what to do! :3
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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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I'm meant to be reading a document and writing things *cry*


I'll do it tomorrow okkkkkkkkkkkkkk *goes to sleep*
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 04:41 AM
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Only half a mention of Agnes in those newspapers and no nickname. Boring :p

Other than that, they were really cool.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 04:43 AM
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i wrote 2 articles, declan wrote the ones featuring the kids so you should go tell him to come back d:

thanks!! they were a hell to stick together and i forgot a line on the NYT one *cry* but thanks to kel and bo for those 3 articles!!!

NOW YOU CAN ALL POST *cries*

edit: also please disregard anything you read about cairo being a minefield because i misread. cairo is fine. d:
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Is pyrokinesis still open I'm pretty sure I want to sign up. Is there an open spot?
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Is pyrokinesis still open I'm pretty sure I want to sign up. Is there an open spot?
Pyrokinesis is taken by Dom I believe. I think. Yeah, he has fire.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Are there any abilities not taken?
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Yeah dude, there's obviously plenty. Check under "Accepted Atlanteans" in the first page of this thread, to see what abilities are taken. Pick anything else you'd like, from whatever. As long as the GMs approve it, you can probably have it.

Also, good job on the newspapers guys.
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pretty sure sand manip ain't taken! ... pretty sure. the closest I can think is Misha with earth manip so you should be right!
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