Welcome to Valdaria Academy! This is the discussion thread for those who were accepted to chat about the RPG, give ideas for plots, characters, enemies, kingdoms, and post pictures of characters they have drawn. For me this thread will allow me to update the RPG and give everyone details about what will be going on when the RPG starts. So without further adieu....DISCUSS!!!!
1. The Background
2. The Story
3. Main Kingdoms
4. Lesser Kingdoms
5. Races And Sub Races
6. The Eight Elements
7. Valdaria Academy
8. Sign-Up Sheet
The World of Terra is a fascinating place. It has many forests, mountains, glaciers, and deserts along with many diverse races such as Humans, Elves, Dwarves, 10 foot Giants being the most prominent and successful. Along with these diverse locations and races came science and the world of Terra has had numerous amounts of technological advancements such as electricity, sea and air ships, television, and telephones, however beyond this there has not been much advancement as an incident in a factory dedicated to create new technology malfunctioned and exploded. For transportation on land many still use animals such as horses and large animals to travel around. Magic also plays a part in Terra as all people have enough to align themselves with one of the eight elements and their respective deities or for those who have much more magic they are able to manipulate not only their aligned element, but also part of the other seven and bend it to the users will. The story will take place over 10 years and will start with Valdaria Academies’ class of 2013 entering their first year. During the orientation for the Class of 2013 the kingdoms of Arthuria and Zenora declare war on each other with Venisha pledging support to Arthuria
2. The Story
Welcome Back Class of 2013! Wow it’s been years hasn’t yet and we’ve all changed so much and to think that we all contributed to the change that the worlds seen!
Well it’s been years since the Class of 2013 graduated from Valadaria Academy and I’ve only just realized how much the world’s changed…..and when I look back a lot did happen thanks to that damn class, but regardless as the Dean I was and still am proud of all that you had accomplished you all really have learned and made this old man proud. Anyway let's retell this story for those of you who had forgotten……
It all started with a friendly duel between Princess Alexandra of Arthuria and King Darrell of Zenora. Everyone was laughing as the Princess started dancing around the short Dwarf King while spinning her sword around, but King Darrell was not laughing, any duel was a serious matter to him and losing it meant losing his pride and honor and getting struck across face by a fifteen year old girl was the tip of the iceberg of dishonor and thus King Darrell did what no one would expect. He rose his Halberd up in the air and shouted the dreaded incantation “Terra pessum ire!” and with that King Duran immediately took out his Rapier and struck his fellow King in the arm before his old friend could harm his daughter, and that was beginning of the war between Arthuria and Zenora. The war started immediately and both armies had already met on Mt. Althava near the border of Arthuria and Zenora by the second week of the war. The Armies fought long and hard at the Mountain, however neither side gave in and the war came to a halt right then a there. While the war is still went on the stalemate still continued and despite a few large battles every now and then most of the battles were small scale in remote villages near the border, however many suspect that this is only temporarily and that the war shall truly begin soon and that when it does destruction and chaos will bring new kingdoms to power.
Besides the war there were happier things going on in Arthuria such as the new class of Valdaria Academy entering their new school for the first time as students and you are one of them. Your main task was to basically survive and achieve your ambition, but remember your school years were only half of your story; the other half came from what you achieved AFTER school. Did you become a knight or maybe an assassin or maybe you joined the church and become a Bishop, who really knows except you as this was your story and how you changed through the many years of friendship, love, hate, betrayal, and most importantly WAR. Throughout these years not only did you change, but you discovered ancient and dark secrets that were hidden from the world (such as WHY the new tech factory malfunctioned and why magic is prominent in the world) and you even influenced the future! Haha to think that when you first entered this academy you were all so nervous and scared I even remember how some of you freaked out when the seniors started their demonstration of magic at the orientation. Yup I remember orientation very well especially since that was the day the war started not to mention it was also they day when some of our strongest people disappeared while visiting the Vampire and Werewolf Kingdoms....Well anyway let’s skip ahead to your first day at Valdaria Academy, but first can you refresh my memory and tell me about yourself?
3. The Main Kingdoms
The Empire of Asparia
-Located on the Eastern side of the world it is the largest of the Kingdoms in land and population. At first it was separated into many Kingdoms however the leaders of these Kingdoms decided it would be better for the people and the Kingdoms resources to combine into one Empire. It is mostly known for it's recent boom in production of technology as well as its network of spies that serve the people with great pride.
-The current King(Called Emperor by the Kingdom) is from the far East side of the Empire and he relies on a council that consists of a Minister from the Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern regions to make decisions
- Emperor Akira Yakiro is from the Yakiro dynasty who have ruled since the Kingdoms became unified. He is known for his righteousness and loyalty to his Kingdom, however many believe that the family has ruled for too long and there has been talk of some wanting to usurp the throne and pass it on to a new dynasty.
-The Kingdom's people condemn the war between Zenora and Arthuria and call it a waste of time and resources.
-The most famed sect of the Kingdoms Army are the Asparian Hunters who are greatly renowned for their assassination skills as well as their ability to infiltrate the enemy line. The Asparian Hunters were created by the first Emperor to keep the people of the Kingdom in check and prevent any bad news about him from getting out, this had led to many leaving the Kingdom for Arthuria, however they have now been reformed by Emperor Akira in hopes that with the booming technology people will begin returning to his Kingdom. Due to recent deaths in the Hunters from "unknown causes" the Asparian Hunters have reluctantly begun to look for recruits from the Hunter sect at the Academy.
The Kingdom of Arthuria
-Located on the Western side of the world Arthuria is one of the if not the most richest Kingdom in the whole world, however it is currently at war with its northern neighbor the Kingdom of Zenora. Not only this, but the King is a foreigner from the Middle Kingdom of Venisha and due to that chronic rebellions have begun to pop up around the kingdom. Other than that it is the most favored kingdom for immigrants and is well known for its economy which is why many Academies have decided to settle there.
-The current King is King Duran Bortelio known for defeating the previous king in a duel has had a lot of controversy especially after the war with Zenora began as he began using seniors from the Kingdom in the war. He has been described as charming and charismatic (especially with his accent which many ladies call mesmerizing), but also has been insulted for his spending on the war.
-The war between Arthuria and Zenora began when the youngest daughter of King Duran challenged the King of Zenora to a friendly duel, won, and by accident slashed his face. Angrily the King of Zenora then cut off all ties to the Kingdom of Arthuria and began attacking small outposts in his region. King Duran kept sending messengers to the Kingdom of Zenora, however only their severed heads came back. After trying multiple times to reach a peaceful solution King Duran sent his army to the border and the war began...
-The Arthuria Knights are the King's army who are led by General Luke Adams an experienced knight who earned his position through honor and blindly following the the previous King's orders. The Arthurian Knights are famous for their swordsmanship as well as their recruitment of the students at the Academy, they recruit from all three sects and are known to send prospective recruits on personal missions from the General as a test to see who is worthy of joining their ranks.
Kingdom of Venisha
-The Kingdom of Venisha is surrounded by two oceans one which separates it from Arthuria and Zenora and the other that separates it from the massive Kingdom of Asparia. It was the original Kingdom that once controlled the whole world, however necessity of resources and rebellions forced the kingdom to release the other kingdoms. The Elf Queen Alicia has ruled the kingdom since she was 13(she is now 75 and now had 4 children all who currently rule over a portion of the Kingdom) and is considering to pass on the crown to her youngest daughter(28 years old) once she gets married to King Duran's son, however she may have to reconsider if he decides to fight in the war alongside his father.
-Queen Alicia has ruled her country with a gentle hand to those who work hard and follow the rules, but is intolerant to those who break the law and rely on charity to survive. She is currently trying to get the poor to look for work, but with her deceased fathers law that states any unemployed person(with a spouse and 1 child) shall have a place to stay with enough food to feed a family of 4 has made it hard to get the poor to look for jobs.
-The people of Venisha at first were hostile to those from Arthuria, but when their most famed Musketeer became king(Duran) they began warming up to the people and even began opening shops in the Kingdom as well as sending their children to train under the famed Arthurian Knights in hopes that they would become Knight Lords one day(Of course this rarely happens, but with the War King Duran has began to choose more Knight Lords)
-The Country is renowned for its class of Mages that journey through the lands in search of intelligent individuals who can learn magic and help aid them in their goal to serve the crown and eventually "help" make decisions that "benefit" the country.
The Kingdom of Zenora
-Ruled by The Dwarf King Darrell Zenora(The royal family is required to change their last name to that of the Kingdom's name) and kind and intelligent king who loves his people dearly, it has been the cause of much confusion after attacking its neighbor Arthuria. Of course many knew that the royal families secretly despised each other, but none knew that King Darell would proclaim war.
-Many suspect that King Duran's daughter said or did something after the now considered "friendly" duel to provoke King Zenora to start the war, but King Duran claims that nothing was said or done to provoke him.
-The Kingdom is located in the snow filled lands to the north and survives off its weapon creation economy that has supplied many of the small Kingdoms with their weapons and because of this many small Kingdoms are deciding to aid Zenora in the war to counteract the possibility that Venisha may join the war.
-King Darell has ruled the Kingdom of Zenora proudly and is said to be the reason that the Kingdom has prospered in the snowy lands that many of the other Kings and Queens have had trouble ruling, but he is said to be a tad bit to proud by his Lords and Ladies who claim that while they will support his in the war they will rebel if he goes too far.
4. The Lesser Kingdoms
There are many smaller kingdoms in Terra and while they will not get as much of the attention they ARE there and they WILL appear. Some of these kingdoms are the Vampire and Werewolf Kingdom in the forests of Venisha, the Cetza tribe to the south of Arthuria, the Giants kingdom in Asparia, and the many Barbarian, Bandit, and Pirate kingdoms throughout the world. There are many more kingdoms and I will think of more(Such small kingdoms that focus on the 8 elements and worship their deities), but for now I just wanted you to know that the four main kingdoms aren’t the only ones our characters will see and visit.
The Cetza Tribe
-South of Arthuria this tribe while not powerful and rich is very large and spans a large stretch of land in the Southwestern part of Terra. The Cetza tribe is an agricultural society and is ruled by the Sun King Manuel Rodriguez aka Pantera. King Rodriguez gained his throne after a successful and bloody coup in which he ripped the previous kings (King Angel Servin who was known for his ability to create and manipulate the seas to his will) heart out and then exiled the crown prince Eduardo to Arthuria.
-The Cetza tribe is NOT a modern tribe and its people do NOT know of technology like flying airships and television(so if your character is from here then they should be surprised about alot of the technology). The Cetzan people are highly violent by nature as well as skilled in combat with polearms as well as skilled in water magic
-Created 100 years ago by the Werewolf King Logan and the Vampire King Donovan this kingdom has two rulers(Still Logan for werewolves and Donovan for vampires as their lives are extended and they will live for at least another 100 years unless they are given a special silver for Logan and light for Donovan potion). The Werepyre Kingdom is near(and possibly on) the southern border of Arthuria in the dense and large forest of Nalor and because of this many are afraid that they will be kidnapped in the forest and either killed or eaten and thus there are not many visitors to this Kingdom.
-The Kingdom was created for the sake of Vampires and Werewolves to have a safe place to live without being the targets of prejudice or the target of Hunters who have their own Guild and are one of the strongest in the world. The Werepyre Kingdom thrives and survives off scavanging the various fruits and vegetation in the area as well as breeding and eating the many animals in the forest and thus the people of this Kingdom make excellent Hunters(Ironic don't you think?).
Pirate Kingdom of Thelfan
-Rule by the Pirate Lord Greybeard a ruthless yet generous 10 foot Giant man this small Kingdom is situated on the coastline borders of Asparia and is prosperous for it's smuggling activities in the Asparia as well as it's attack on traders ships that pass through. The citizens of this Kingdom are expected to train in the way of navigation and sword fighting by the age of 13 and thus many of those who go to Valdaria Academy end up in the Hunter or warrior sect.
-The Pirate Kingdom is looked down upon by the other Kingdoms of the world and they do not respect those who come from this kingdom either as they consider those who come from this kingdom scum and nothing, but a bunch of thieves and scoundrels.
Giants Kingdom of Burkun
-Ruled by the Giant Queen Elise this Kingdom is oddly situated in the middle of Asparia in the Laudeshian Mountains. The people of Burkun are known for their magnificent architecture as well as their ability to focus of one task and this coupled with their size and strength makes them excellent candidates for the Mage and Warrior sects. The people of this Kingdom thrive by mining rare gems and crystals and forging them into enchanted necklaces and rings or just plain jewelry. Because of their jewel trade the people of this Kingdom are very rich and are ofter able to send their children to more stronger Kingdoms to study and learn.
-The Giants of this kingdom compared to the Giants of others parts of the world are much shorter than normal Giants. They are about 9 feet whereas a normal Giant is around 11 feet. This has caused tension between them as normal Giants feel as if the Burkun Giants are racially inferior and thus they create a bad name for them whereas the Burkun Giants feel that the normal Giants are still bigger because they are not as smart and therefore they need something else to help them.
Barbarian Kingdom of Cagarthan
-Ruled by the Beserk King Gregor and the strong Queen Alina the Barbarian kingdom is situated in the Northern Zenoran Mountain Range and is currently in conflict with the Bandit Kingdom of Geroda(Located in the caves on the Mountain Range) as both claim the other is on their territory and because of this there is constant fighting between the two groups. The Kingdom of Cagarthan is well known for gaining it's wealth through mercenary missions as well as crafting armor and weapons and thus they are well suited for the warrior sect.
-Those who come from this Kingdom are usually naturals at using axe and maces and they are also well known for being taught to fight as soon as they could walk. Not only this, but those who hail from this Kingdom are also highly regarded as "Beserkers" due to their KING and QUEEN's ability of purposely activating their adrenaline and increasing their combat capabilities for a short time.
The Bandit Kingdom of Geroda
-Ruled by the Human Bandit Lord Jared and the Elven Bandit Queen Vicky this kingdom has always been considered a scorn on the world by the other kingdoms as they are considered nothing but a bunch of poor pirates who can't afford ships and are too stupid to learn to do something else. This is however ironic as the Bandit Lord has ruled that all who wish to live in the Kingdom must study at an established Academy and bring back honor and pride to the Bandit Kingdom.
-The Bandit kingdom is currently at conflict with the Barbarian Kingdom over territorial disputes and while some say it will become a war others claim otherwise and say that if a war were to start the Bandit Lord would use his traps to block the Barbarian Army and the Beserk Chief would go Beserk and demolish all the Bandits. Because they wish to become more world renowned many children from Geroda are taught to become treasure hunters so that one day one child may search and find a rare crown that would not only make the Kingdom rich, but also make that child the future ruler of Geroda.
The Holy Kingdom of Lux
-Ruled by High Bishop Joseph and High Priestess Madelin both whom are Human, this kingdom is a highly religious Kingom that worships a God of Light Lux(Lux is NOT one of the mythical 8 elemental deities in fact he is considered the ONLY GOD that created Terra). Lux is centered on the Eastern side of Venisha and thus they receive aid and money from the Queen of Venisha who worships Lux. Those who decide to enter into an Academy usually wish to become a Mage who focuses on the Light element as in Lux you must be a either a Light mage or a Light Warrior in order to gain a high position in the Kingdom(as either a Priest or Paladin) and due to this many align themselves with the Light Element while not recognizing Astris as the deity.
-People who come from this kingdom are known to be very skilled in performing "miracles" and if one performs enough of these then they are proclaimed a "Chosen of Lux" and are given enough wealth to live off forever. Also those who come from this Kingdom are known to be elitist and not respect others from other "Unchosen" Kingdoms and thus they tend only stick to people who are from their own Kigndom.
5. Races and Sub Races
Time for races! There are many races in the World of Terra the largest four being:
Humans: The most neutral in terms of skills. Humans are pretty much average at everything, but they are special in the way that they can train one skill to become very powerful and that is the reason that Humans are considered the most dominant, but they are flawed in that if one skill is trained too much then the others become weaker. Humans originally were from Arthuria, but they began to migrate and now they are everywhere in the world
Elves: Elves are considered the smartest race and are the most known to have powerful mages and have the most skill for intellect and magic, they are fast and agile and thus they mage amazing hunters, however they a significantly weaker in terms of strength and endurance and thus they tend to stray away from becoming warriors, but don’t let that fool you there are many strong warrior elves out there in the world.
Dwarves: Dwarves are the strongest (and most competitive) race in Terra. They are known for being powerful warriors and are highly skilled with two handed weapons, however they are weaker in terms of intellect and thus they tend to find magic boring and don’t become mages often.
Giants: Ah yes Giants being up to 12 feet tall they make excellent warriors and they are also very determined so magic training is very common for giants despite their appearances, however they can’t be sneaky and thus they are not Hunters very often that plus they don’t have a large kingdom and the one is Asparia is all but a success.
Now we have the lesser races and sub-races
Vampires and Werewolves: Two sub-races who are both shunned by the other races and thus they tend to hide or try to blend in to society, however it is tough for them especially when they have noticeable features like fangs for vampires and hair for were-wolves, luckily Valdaria Academy accepts everyone and thus there are Vampires and Werewolves, but they just can’t try to eat anyone or drink anyone’s blood(the Cafeteria provides animal blood and raw animal meat for you). Both Vampires and Werewolves are special in the regard that they can be taught to half shift and use the best of their powers at their own will while leaving their cravings and less wanted features out, however this takes a lot of training and can take years to master.(You can be a half Vampire or Werewolf or full, just put that in the sign-up). Also werewolf transformations occur not only on full moon nights, but when ones begins losing control of themselves emotionally so if you start to get angry and you give into that anger you WILL transform at least partially and you may not have control either unless you have learned to stay in control!
Dark Elves- Dark Elves are elves from Asparia who are known for being naturally gifted in being Hunters as well as having an affinity for the element of Darkness. Other than that they are very similar to elves except that they have a more purple skin tone
Laudeshian- Laudeshians are from the southern part of Asparia. They are humans who are known for they tan to brownish skin tone as well as their intellect and spice trade and they were their own kingdom until they joined their long time ally Asparia(Note Asparian is also technically a sub-race, but they are basically lighter skinned Laudeshians who and so I’m just gonna add them here).
Cavers- Cavers are pale skinned dwarves who live in the mountains usually with Barbarian Kingdoms. Cavers are considerably smarter and more agile than dwarves from Zenora as they have been forced to adapt to survive In their mountain environment.
Desert Giants- Desert Giants are Giants who like in the unclaimed land in the East. Desert Giants are dark skinned, shorter, but buffer than Giants from the other parts of the world as in their culture everyone has to do hard labor for a multitude of years.
6. The Eight Elements
In the World of Terra there are eight elements and they are Light, Darkness, Ice, Water, Energy, Wind, Earth, and Fire. Since everyone in Terra has a small bit of magic in them (Some have a lot more) everyone is given the choice to align themselves with an element whenever they choose to and with that alignment comes an increase in knowledge for that element as well as the ability to incorporate that element to their fighting style(if you are a Hunter or Warrior) or learn higher levels of spells for it (If you are a mage. With each of the eight elements is deities that is associated with them and while some believe this to be a joke others have taken it to the extreme and created cities based on these deities. The eight deities are:
7. Valdaria Academy
Valdaria Academy is a school in the city of Valdaria in the Kingdom of Arthuria where students who have completed 8 years of school go to finish their last 4 years and hopefully achieve their goals in life while making friends, enemies, and maybe even lovers. Valdaria is not the only Academy there are four other rivals schools and they frequently come and challenge Valdaria to fights and honor challenges so be prepared! There are many aspects to life at Valdaria Academy most which will be explained on your first day and throughout your first week at the school so for now we shall talk about Sects.
There are three sects (classes basically) that you may join in this RPG you MUST pick one and only one from this list, however then you pick your own CLASS I will list a few examples below the sect, but you do NOT have to pick from them you can pick or make your own (no restrictions can even combine skills from all three sects) that your character will focus on later in the RPG(You can change specializations and sects in the RPG sects through an in RP test and specialization by changing what your character practices during training periods). Each sect has its own leader who will help guide your character through his or her training, offer you advice, help you choose your classes, and choose the sect Captains who will be in charge of choosing the events that the sect holds (such as social events, missions, dances, parties, study sessions, ect) as well as be in charge of who competes in school wide competitions. Not only this, but each sect has their own in school uniform (out of school and in dorms or at parties and non school/study/training related stuff are places where your character wears whatever they want.)
Warrior which houses many classes (Jobs or whatever you may like to call it) based on Melee and strength skills). The leader of the warrior sect is Darko Reynolds a tough yet wise human who is known for his wide mastery of weaponry. Students in the warrior sect are to wear a dark blue Brigandine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brigfront.jpg this is what it looks like) as well as black leather greaves and black leather boots. The current captains of the warrior sect are the seniors Andrew Landers and Nancy Richards two of the best warriors in the whole Academy that have both gained numerous awards for excellence and are candidates to become the Knight Lords Valdaria(Valdaria is also a city in Arthuria and it is not the only academy as well) Some examples of specializations in the warrior sect are
Mage which would house those classes based on magical and intelligence skills). The leader of the mage sect is the kind and intelligent Ronald Anders who was originally a High Elf Mage in Venisha before he immigrated to Arthuria to fulfill his dream of finding a mage to claim his title. Students in the Mage Sect are to wear a dark green cloak (something like this http://media.photobucket.com/image/e...eptar.jpg?o=19 ) as well as beige pants/shorts/skirt and browm colored shoes. The Captains of the Mage sect are Alicia Lauder and Delton Vogel two senior honor students who wish to become a Priestess (Alicia) and an Arch Mage (Delton). Some specializations in the Mage Sect are:
Hunter which house those classes based on speed and a multitude of different skills that include speed (like assassination, spying, and archery). The leader of the Hunter Sect is the cunning and sly Katherine Hernandez a female elf who enjoys testing her students by pitting them against each other in duels during class. Students in the Hunter Sect are to wear dark brown hooded cloaks with a black tunic underneath as well as black pants and dark brown shoes(think something like this http://zerojinx.deviantart.com/art/R...tfit-144591800). The Captains of the Hunter Sect are the agile Nathaniel Jacobs and the stunning (literally o.O) Nicky Garcia. Some specializations In the Hunter Sect are:
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