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| The 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 gruelling 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.
| Current Events |
Continent: 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 current ruler 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 criminals, murderers, as well as 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.
Spoiler:- Map of Salos (Note: The blue is ocean obviously. Only the south is blue, because everywhere else are neighbouring countries. Also, I totally forgot to color areas controlled by Grandora, but for now, just envision everywhere except Kale and below is the Emperor's region.):
| The RP Itself |
So then, welcome to revamp of 'A Tale of Heroes'! Yeah, yeah, some of you may be thinking, 'Not this again!', in which case you can leave lol. Someone that was in this RP before persuaded me to start this up again, and so I shall! I really want to see this thing completed, so let's make it to the end this time! This RP is sort of going to be really long. 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. So, once this is completed, expect sequels. 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 this 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 outdated/medieval, and times when it will be slightly more modern.), but I guess the closest I can say would be Fire Emblem or SAO-esque(or some other fantasy-style RPG/JRPG if you can think of one such as Final Fantasy), 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). Also, instead of actual bullets, the guns will be using the user's mana as ammo. Swords and bows and whatnot are okay as well. World-wise, I have am in the midst of creating a map, so once that is done, expect a map of the country somewhere in this post.
At the start of the RP, the characters will currently be already in 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.
If you are just signing up, and we are already past this point in the RP, talk to me and we can figure out how your character comes into the story.
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.
| The Story Thus Far |
Upon waking up, the group found themselves trapped within the walls of the infamous Galvez Prison. Awaiting their sentence, they were soon dealt with by being dropped into the prison's feeding pit, where the beast that lurked below was ready to feast upon its new prey. After some quick thinking and teamwork, they managed to escape the clutches of the beast and find a way out of the prison caverns below! Emerging to the well-missed outside world, the group realizes that the celebration must be cut short. Still in prison territory, they work their way down the mountainous region where the prison was located, and decide to set up camp in a nearby cave, where they get to know one another a bit more, and have a good night's sleep.
The next morning, the trek continues, until they soon find themselves arrive to a small town named Orven. A seemingly normal town at first, the group soon come to find out that the town has been overrun by the notorious bandit group who call themselves the Skull Union. Meeting a new ally named Daen, the group almost immediately gets into an altercation with the bandits, and they soon come to a heated confrontation with the Skull Union, and a face off against their leader, Vippen and his right-hand men. Managing to defeat the higher ranked bandits and causing Vippen to retreat, the town has finally been able to see the day that the bandits have been run out of town.
~To Be Continued~
- All forum rules apply
- No bunnying/God-modding. Please, just don't do it. If you don't know what that means let me know.
- Please post as frequently as you can. This is one of those RPs that is fun if you keep up.
- If you plan being away for a while, please let me know ahead of time. I cannot stress this enough.
- Not sure if I mentioned this, but Dragons are extinct in this RP, and have been for a looong time.
- Swearing is allowed since this is rated 'M'. Please don't abuse this.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Physics also apply. This means no jumping to insane heights or being able to lift boulders, etc.
| The Sign-Up Sheet |
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Current Players/Party Members
1) Artus Callum [Jegretis]
2) Kenna Keyes [Minteh]
3) Rozalia Faustyna Górniak [Jean Grey]
4) Valmiro Eberhart [Schade]
5) Timothy Wolfe [Monster Guy]
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