Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 56

Thread: Enlightment Evolution Chronicles Vol.1

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default The Nuevo Future Trilogy: Book I- Clockwork

    Welcome to my newest RPG everyone! Enjoy and get ready for some fun!

    The Story

    The year according to the Gregorian calendar is 1865. Unlike the world you are used to, this world is different. Many events have happened that led to the current state of this world. Trying to identify when the turning point was is impossible. However, among the educated community or even the poor was a legend. A tale of two brothers that occurred during the Renaissance Era.

    These two boys had the same father but different mothers. One was raised in nobility and learned about the world with the masters of Da Vinici, Michealango and others. One was raised in poverty and with his large family, heard of the many persecutions of the church, and the belief of corruption. However, they shared the same mysterious birthmarks and inherited their father’s genius. In their youth, they encountered one another and realized their connection through their birthmark. As they exchanged experiences, ideas began forming. The older brother, born of the poor, learned about the sciences and the arts and applied to what he learned. The younger brother, born of nobility learned of the strife and using his mind, realized the many problems that have occurred. As they met in secret and learned from their elders about the ancient times of the Byzantine and the Roman and having met many strange individuals, they begin developing ideas. They saw that the influence of the Christian church was corrupting to the values of science. They viewed the current era in a more jaded view with the increase of poverty, warfare and political and religious persecution. At the same time, they were awed as the artistic endeavors and the scientific advances by Da Vinci with his inventions. Realizing the potential this man had on the future, they began following him and they managed to deduce how he kept his work secret. Years of silent decoding allowed them to discover his inventions, but realized their flaws and how they could be improved. When he died, they were saddened. They began thinking on what that would mean. They realized that the era was both of good and bad and they must write down both, so people may learn from mistake while retaining and improving on the good.

    Extending on the lack of persecution, they began writing for the equal treatment of people regardless of religion though this was increased to include equality among people regardless of appearance, gender or any other physical difference or way of thinking. They began gathering followers, but they were careful to avoid the eye of the church and authority. Their secret way of thoughts reached the ears of people of all sorts. This group praised thinking, the arts, sciences, equality among all and other virtues. Their impact would change the world.

    Their teachings led to think about the world in different ways. Over time, people who were ordinary became extraordinary because these brothers existed. When the New World was discovered, this secret order saw opportunity for a fresh place to start. By this time, there were several patterns they noticed when the Europeans settled down. They had observed that because Britain was an island, it reacted to the natives different than other countries had. Many members went to the New World to learn more. For Spain, the goal for the lands was put on hold with the problems going on with the church. When they arrived later than how it was in our world, they saw the Natives dying from an unknown plague. Instead of conquest for gold, they sought out to help these people, remembering how Europe was nearly destroyed by the Black Plague. More positive relationships were forged and science and learning preceded the search. They saw that despite some of the horror that the natives had in their culture, they saw their many accomplishment, especially with the discovery of the Mayan calendar and their time-keeping.

    For a while, history remained unchanged. However, with the rise of the Americas, one of the new settlers brought with them a book of the teachings and showed it to the Founding Fathers. Wanting to distanced themselves further from the Europe traditions, they began changing policies. They viewed the natives not as savages, but as equals and they worked to create a system to satisfy both parties. Technology began advancing, however the world began changing

    The brothers’ reverence of Da Vinci lead to the rise of clockwork contraptions. However, with the discovery of coal, this was becoming the past. While the general public embraced the new technology, others were suspicious about it. A noble who lost his family had their corpses investigated and discovered the damage to their lungs from the development of coal. He devoted himself to the sciences and realized the flaws that could pursue. Having nothing left in Europe, he went to the New World to spread his information. With the Americas undergoing a longer period of Enlightment and Renaissance, they drew from baroque culture and other sources while retaining the radical teachings of the brothers. They discovered through accident, theory and fortune new ways of producing steel, they honored their commitment to nature as respect to the Native Americans. Europe eventuall developed into what one may call a steampunk civilization while the US embraced the clockwork mechanics and other sources. Instead of coal, they used the power of nature.

    The Current State of Affairs (The Americas):

    The United States of America-
    Currently with 48 states, this country has a powerful influence. They are currently in a stance of professional, but cold relations with Europe. Having forsaken the practices of slavery, racism and other views of ‘ignorance,’ they are not as technologically advanced as Europe, but still quite powerful. The current president is Abraham Lincoln, currently advocating for the end of slavery in other countries. There is no official religions and there are people of many races. The Native Americans remain prominent with good relations with the government. Many of the tribes began living together and some merged with one another because of feuds and other reasons. The area is also a popular place where people may escape persecution such as Jews, Africans and other Europeans.

    They run on clockwork. Having discovered an alternate method of producing steel, they rely heavily for their devices. By using complicated systems of storing and using energy, they built upon the idea of automated pocke****ches and used them to assist with power. They also use dams, though they are trying to fix the problems arising from affecting the environment. They also rely on the tides and large windmills. Because of the advancements of technology and the views, slavery was not implemented in the Americas. While the Civil War never took place, there are occasional tensions between the northerners and southerners, though the country is overall close. Taking advantage of areas of space, they set up towns that much are involved with mining or farming, are for sources of power. Mining is a more careful process because of the dangers presented. The country faces little problem on a grand scale though some situations are shown with rise of women suffrage, as well as dealing with the growing industry of hemp with marijuana. Other problems include the involvement of the country with affairs, especially with Europe involving China, India and Africa. The culture seems to be a modernized version of Baroque with mixes of the other countries.

    Canada- Currently the United States’s closest ally along with Mexico, they are currently exploring their northern borders. The history remained relatively unchanged until the arrival of Louis Riel. Until that time, the US made sure that the English never had a tight grip on Canadian politics and encouraged them to find their path, one way by also remembering their French roots. When Louis Riel began leading resistance against British Canada, the U.S. provided assistance. The U.S.’s influence on the country led to revolt and the overthrow of the current government. Despite months of trouble, with the help of the terriotires led by Louis Riel and with the help of the U.S., Canada helped become a recognized country. More francocentric than the U.S., they are close with the native americans. They currently consist of the land from British Columbia to Quebec and the islands. Louis Riel has voted as the current prime minister of Canada the new country relies on the U.S. for guidance.

    They are currently exploring the lands left behind by the British further north and settling down. One of the largest issues is the stance of the English Loyalists and the government. While nothing major has disrupted, there is civil unrest. The Canadians assist the U.S. with exportation of lumber and minerals. They also rely on clean power with plans for a damn in Niagra Falls as well searching for geothermic locations. They have French and English as official languages.

    Mexico- Having lost land and in political turmoil, the U.S. stepped in to assist the country. Having reached agreements with the natives because of the teachings and the assistance some of the original settlers showed their ancient people, they embrace their ancient culture fully. Their economy is based on farming of tropical crops and fishing though they are also taking advantages of shores and making tidal power plants. Mexico is also the site of testing for ‘sun power,’ in the desert areas. By drawing in seawater and using the sun with heat, they are testing it for the possibility as another export. They have the largest amounts of indigenous people compared to its northern neighbors. They also enjoy the tourism and discoveries left behind by the Mesoamericans and remain a time of excitement.

    While initially upset with the loss of land to the U.S., they are also grateful for assisting to set up a stable government especially after the incident with the first Mexican empire and the dictator. They have less but larger states consisting of it, with the capital city in the middle, Aztlan. Their current president is Alberto De Estrada, a Mexican who was taught in the U.S. before returning home to assist with the rebuilding. The current problems is some political unrest regarding corrupt groups targeting him as well as civil unrest regarding the landloss. [/SPOILER]

    The Socialist States of Central America-
    A new country, they arose from the lands between Mexico and South America. Having fallen apart from the civil wars of the former Federal Republic, the states were reorganized with the assistance of Mexico and the U.S. One person who assisted was Karl Marx, who moved to the Americas after hitting poverty in London. Having heard of the land and wanting to see the impact of his ideas, he went to the government with his thoughts. While there were disagreements, curiosity got the better and Marxism was introduced to Central America. Because of its’ infancy, not much could be said though they are currently planning for a canal in the state of Panama. Unlike last time, the idea of staying unified was very clear, in order to preserve themselves.

    The Caribbean Confederacy- A Confederacy formed from the Caribbean Islands to help defend themselves. While the unity was initially a necessary maneuver, the territories warmed to one another and to stay together. With the assistance of Mexico, they were purged of many problems, though persist certain problems between people.


    The South American Union- A union of most of the South American countries excluding Brazil. When Bolivar began leading his campaign for independence, the U.S. kept an eye on him so he would not make any mistakes. When trying to decide the government, they stepped in when they saw his plan was virtually the same as ‘the British unwritten constitution, as it existed at the time, without formally establishing a monarchy.’ Having stepped in, they reorganized it to a similar stance with Canada, with the regions divided into provinces. The capital is in Bolivar, Bolivia with Bolivar in charge, though he is in his last years, battling tuberculosis. The country’s source of income comes from agriculture and fishing, though they also are preparing areas for tourism for their rich backgrounds. They have close relationships with Brazil. The provinces are somewhat distant from on another, making a bit more like a confederacy, though if the union does dissent, it will be most likely be a gradual and peaceful process. Few problems are persisting though there are gritty interest groups as well as the detachment between the provinces.

    The Kingdom of Brazil-
    An experimental ‘constitutional’ monarchy, they are the only other country in South America. Having achieved independence, they felt pressure from their neighbors about transforming into a democracy. They remained a kingdom though they underwent with South American to have a constitution and parliament system. They are highly varied and sometimes thought of South America’s equivalent of the United States. They are close to their neighbors, though there is a national joke that if the SAU dissolved, they would become the important power like the U.S is of North America. They are close to Portugal and one of the few Western countries close to their European counterparts. Some believe the country will eventually become a republic. Slavery has been abolished though some former slave owners are none too happy and one problem is handling the Amazon rainforest while expanding their economy.[/SPOILER]


    The Current Situation:


    You are going about your daily business when suddenly in your workplace or near an area of recreation, you spy someone dressed in strange garb. They have a hood and a cloak on with a mysterious symbol on it. They end up in a form of trouble and being the good person you are, you help them out. The next day, a letter in a black envelope is hand-delivered to you. The paper is black and the writing appears to be written in gold. You become invited to a grand party in Washington. Little you know, the person you helped save is part of an organization, one with deep roots, that will take you on an adventure of a lifetime. You will be forced to discover hidden talents, perform feats of espionage, ingenuity, combat and deduction to survive this quest. For an ominous force lurks in the shadows, ready to throw the world into chaos.

    Identification Papers:

    Name:
    Age:
    Gender:

    Occupation:
    Ethnicity:

    Appearance:

    Personality:

    History:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Name: Diego Vendrix

    Age:
    21
    Gender: Male

    Occupation: Baker
    Ethnicity: Mexican-American (Has Spanish and Mayan heritage)

    Appearance: Diego stood at five foot, 9 inches, light olive skin and stout. He has low cheekbones, a boyish face, no facial hair, and wears a pair of glasses that darken themselves in bright sunlight. His hair is black with subtle patches of very dark brown, mainly in the tips. His hair is kept trimmed and neat, however the ends on the back of his head are messy and spiky. He has slightly bigger than average eyes, which are chocolate brown. His eyes are large enough that they are noticeably larger than average, even by a margin amount.

    Diego is dressed for how the era is during this age. He usually wears shirts made out of cotton though he has a few linen shirts. He rarely wears any coats though he has some on hand when the weather gets colder. He is also one of the few who wears trousers of the same colored fabric of his coat and waistcoat (a ditto suit). He also rarely wears the shoes, preferring the Native American made moccasins. He usually is wearing an apron because of his job as a baker. He also wears glasses to help him see and also has a pocke****ch with some Mayan engraving on it.

    Personality: Diego has a soul of fire. He is a warm and passionate person with an occasion fiery temper and a burning streak for the pursuit for adventure and truth. He is very empathetic and has a great desire to help people out. Beneath this outgoing personality, Diego is a shy and quiet person. He is also a very artistic individual as he will often draw whenever he gets the chance to do so. He is very loyal, but can come on as clingy, especially around girls. He also likes to cook, which led to his current job as a baker. When in serious situations, he knows it is time for him to use his intelligence and strengths at their full capacity. He is very creative and know to be devious for his ideas.

    He has his faults, however. Some of these are being blunt, sarcastic, picking fights, laziness and often day-dreaming during certain moments and saying a weird comment afterward. He may also show some malevolent intent or hold grudges for a while. He may even show cruel moments, characterized by a crazed grins and shadows under his eyes. He is prone to snarky or blunt comments and is often unable to figure out what to do in situations with people so will often mess things up, though he means no harm. Despite this or because of it, he tries to overcome these traits so people don’t judge him on his faults and see him as a good person.

    History: Being a humble baker, not much of Diego’s history is known. His parents migrated from Mexico shortly after their marriage. This was not difficult because of Diego’s paternal grandfather; having done work in the US as a professional tailor. His mother was a housewife while his father worked in management. Diego never understood the exact nature of his father’s job but he was very good at it and well known for it. He would help oversee the operations of his facility and made sure everything was in order, problems being people selling what the company could not make and doing matters more efficiently. Diego grew up with a younger brother, but the two are not that close. This is because of Diego being born different. Not understanding the nature of Diego’s personality, his parents tried to their best to help him. A brilliant child, he was intelligent but ostracized and alone for his eccentric behavior. Despite showing great potential, Diego admitted he was feeling a sort of aimlessness with his life.

    However, he grew up happy and healthy with his family and ended up moving further north into the large city. He runs his own bakery, being good at it. He also displays some of his works of art, being influenced by the academic arts of Europe. He also has an interesting and bizarre piece he claimed came from a dream, a picture of how art would be in 50 years or so. While they dismiss it in joke, it is a fascinating piece. Beyond him baking, he was also taught some practical skills among his favorite, clockwork. His parents remain in the Deep South. His brother, not being as a deep thinker, was a quick thinker and very charismatic. Having the ability to master odd skills as well as attracted very talented folk of his age, Diego does not know what his brother does, because of his brother’s nature. Despite their lack of interaction at times, they are still family and will go to great lengths to protect one another.


    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    Accepted Players:

    Diego Vendrix- DVB
    Jasper Hawk- iStorm
    Blanc N. Tuerie- CandleReaper
    Marina "Pearl" Silvestri- Jean Grey
    Zuri Watkinson- Kiruria
    Halt Chrono- deltakurumiru4

    Reserved
    BillyMays
    Last edited by DVB; 17th September 2012 at 12:40 AM.

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  2. #2

    Default

    Hey DVB! reserve me one, possibly two spots please! : )

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    The backk storykind of just looks like a utopian idealization of history but sure Ill try and join this too

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    If it was an idealization, then there would not be any problems. There are still problems. It's the 1860s and everything isn't what it seems. Europe does not have as much influence on the world and they are in stern relationships with the US while the US is trying to make sure its neighbors came remain good neighbors and keeping Europe from exploiting any other country.

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In Lucian and Grimsley's room
    Posts
    3,131

    Default

    Hmm...now that I thought about it...I guess I'll join.



    ~ Signature under Construction ~


    | Lucian and Grimsley are mine. Touch and I will cut you. | That also applies to Houndoom. | Clock: Equal-To-Heaven |


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada eh?
    Posts
    869

    Default

    I'd like to reserve. Also:
    They currently consist of the land from British Columbia to Quebec and the islands.
    What do you mean islands? If you mean Atlantic Canada only Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island are islands. And Technically Newfoundland is still a part of Britain until after WW2.
    I have clamed... the mighty Thor. Oh wait it's Throh *Facepalm*
    Fizzy Bubbles
    PASBL Stats
    My fanfic: Island of New Sundai

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Tealand
    Posts
    693

    Default

    Just because there are still problems doesn't mean that this is a pretty idealized form of history. I mean, all of the Americas are unified into 6 countries, America is an advanced society that believes in equal rights for all (good god America in 2012 isn't even like that), and from what I've seen the plot is pretty much gonig to be a fight of good versus evil, with the secret organization in America against SOME sort of force from Europe for sure. All black and white, with no grey area.



    3DS Friend Code: 5086-0861-1093

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Making judgments solely based on the covers is unwise. I am not trying to make this into a doom and gloom RPG. If you want to join, do so. If you don't, why are you here then? Nothing personal, but what is the point of talking about this then? They are not advanced (Europe is technologically more advanced than the Americas). It's an RPG, it's fiction.

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Tealand
    Posts
    693

    Default

    Right, right. I guess it isn't my RP anyway so I have no idea where it's going. And when I meant "more advanced", I meant more of the steampunk tech you mentioned, but whatever.



    3DS Friend Code: 5086-0861-1093

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    When can I expect for you guys to post the profiles? No rush though

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    603

    Default

    I'm reserving for a character, but I would like to know if you still have it set that the Native Americans were moved to Oklahoma territory. Of course, this this wouldn't be necessarily complete by then, but many Native Americans would be remaining there unless something in the history of this RPG is different.

    banner made by myself

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Some would have moved to Oklahoma but they weren't forced to migrate out of their homes. There were Native Americans all around here. You can use this map as a loose reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ricans_USA.jpg

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Nowhere
    Posts
    2,596

    Default

    Hmm, I'd like to reserve as well. Giving it a good read over again, I'm interested. Though, with 'Evolution' in the title, I thought you were going to incorparate pokemon, but it's fine that you don't, it makes it a lot more interesting.

    My humanity will corrode away... Until I'm just a monster...

    Credit to EG for Banner.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Nah. In fact, I may or may not change the title. Dpends if I can change the title

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Nowhere
    Posts
    2,596

    Default

    Hmm, I don't think you can... PM Razor Leaf or another game mod about it, or check the rules.

    My humanity will corrode away... Until I'm just a monster...

    Credit to EG for Banner.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Whoops, too late, I did. Actually apprently not. Bummer

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Nowhere
    Posts
    2,596

    Default

    Well that's no fun at all...

    Also, I editted my post in A&S

    My humanity will corrode away... Until I'm just a monster...

    Credit to EG for Banner.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    603

    Default

    Alrighty then, let's get crackin'. Sorry, this is long.


    Name: Maka “Molly” Lachapelle
    Age: 21
    Gender: Female

    Occupation: Dishwasher
    Ethnicity: Mixed (Sioux/White)

    Appearance: Maka is taller for a woman, being only a few inches below six feet. She has reddish brown skin, as though someone painted her with dirt. Although you would hardly see it, she has a birthmark that spreads across her stomach back, and upper arms, and is a lighter color than the rest of her skin, almost the shade of someone of her father’s ethnicity. Her figure is thin, since she naturally goes out every day to enjoy activities, having enough muscle so that she could defend herself, but not so that it particularly stands out all too much. She has little curve, making her look more like an overgrown adolescent rather than a young woman. She has sharp chin and nose, and her cheekbones are outlined, but not as though a skull would come to the viewer’s mind. She has black eyes, often downcast to the ground. Her face is clear of any blemishes, but may have dirt on it occasionally. Her expression is generally thoughtful, and she’s often looking out to the sky or the water. She has curly, almost-black hair. It does not shine like her mothers, nor is it wavy like her father’s. Somehow from the two of them she received a dark, curly, often tangled, mess. It has no sense of direction, and she finds herself lucky that gravity pulls the thick stuff down, ending at the bottom of her shoulder blades. If her hair was combed and straightened, who knows how long it could be. She ties this up in a thick ponytail or an extremely messy braid before doing something business like.

    Maka wears several different outfits, really depending on where she is. Most often she is wearing her work uniform, which consists of a black blouse and long skirt that stops at her ankles. She ends up rolling the shirt above her elbows, and wears a white apron above it in order to avoid making a mess on her clothes. She washes dishes, so often her hands are dry and cracked. When she isn’t at work she wears trousers, often in shades of tan or brown, and fits it all together with a vest, jacket, and a cap. She also ties her hair under this, and does this because walking around and getting things done is a lot easier disguised as a man than walking around as a single woman. Although sometimes she has little choice, and wears the usual common ladies dress. It’s nothing incredibly fancy most of the time, just some affordable fabric that fits well enough to satisfy her father.

    When her father is feeling especially gracious, he’ll visit and take her to balls, theatres, and other events, all in a desperate attempt to get her hitched. In these events she is forced to wear the most extravagant things, often some of the newest fashions from France. They are also especially useful in depriving her from oxygen. The maids also tie her hair up, and someone how, most likely by the use of miracles, they make her hair glimmer in the newest styles for her father’s events.

    She has one outfit that gathers dust in the back of her closet. And that is her tribal outfit. Her mother gave it to her the day before she left, and told her to wear it on her wedding day, as the many generations of the women in their family had done before. Since Maka has found no man of interest, she only keeps it to remember her mother.


    Personality: Maka is very quiet, and often looks at the glass as half empty. Because she looks like what many would call a “savage” and acts like a smart-alec, she isn’t very popular with most people. She’s quiet, and likes it that way. She has little trust for anything, really. And she has plenty reason to. With her tribe seeing her as white and the city looking at her like an outcast, she has very few that she can connect with and talk to. However she learned this very early, and realized that if there was no one to talk to, she wouldn’t talk at all. Thus she has a like for reading an academics, being more educated than most women of her kind. She would like to go to a university, but she could only imagine what her father would say when she would ask for the money.

    Despite her quiet nature Maka does have a range of emotions, and expresses them differently depending on the person. To those she doesn’t know she is very dismissive, answering questions in a way so that they don’t start conversations, and hardly ever being the person to start the talking. The only reason she would talk to someone is if something was wrong or if she found something intriguing about them. Say, if she saw someone reading an uncommonly intelligent piece of literature, she might ask what part are they at. Or, if someone had left their fly down, she might actually mention it, coming off as rude but simply meaning to stop that person from walking around with that mistake. She isn’t looking for love or friendship, but if she feels like if she found someone who could understand how she felt, then maybe something could start.

    She doesn’t really lean towards good or bad. In fact, she’s neutral about almost everything. And she has to be. If she says that something is bad, the two parts of her decide what side she’s on. And that’s what she tries to avoid at all costs. And while her father parades her around town showing her the rewards of the white, her mother made sure to have her well acquainted with her heritage in the tribe. She is well known with other members of the Sioux tribe in her area, but is often ignored. She is also well known by her father’s many friends and their families, but she is ignored often as well, since they don’t view her as highly as her father. She hates this, and she hates the divide. And unfortunately, the tensions between her father’s trading company and the tribe are only getting worse. With the winters getting harsh and the tensions rising, mixed people like her are often forced to choose sides or are abandon. Maka is slowly being pushed to the latter, and she knows this very well.

    She is called Molly by almost everyone, since that is her official name. But she sees herself as Maka, although she doesn’t tell anyone since they would claim that by this she has claimed herself an official Sioux. Maka also paints, and she paints designs of the divide, expressing her emotions of her torn self in only one place. She feels like if she didn’t do that, then one day she would explode, and she’s probably right. She hides these from everyone.


    History: Maka’s mother lived in a tribe called Sioux, which have had a trading union with the French for many years. And although a lot of the tribe had been taken away to the west and the territory they stayed in was no longer French, they held a tight grip to their traditions and the trading posts from generations ago still existed. One winter, the season was harsh and very little of the prize item: beaver skin, was able to be gathered. So, when spring rolled around, the traders were more than disappointed with the Indians load in the next trade. So, they asked for something extra or else they weren’t going to trade their food, which was essential for the existence of the tribe. The chief of this particular tribe offered his own daughter, Maka’s mother, and although it was a heavy blow it was his job to keep the tribe alive. The young woman said goodbye as she was soon married to one of the traders, and a little less than a year after that she gave birth to Maka. Her mother missed her tribe greatly, and didn’t love the foreign man, but she understood her father’s decision, and understood what her duty was as his daughter. Although her husband named their daughter “Molly” on the birth certificate, her mother called her Maka her entire life.

    Maka was the seventh youngest child. All of her older siblings where white, and had been born from other wives that her father had before. And although two lived in the house, they were teenagers, and left the house before she was ten. Her other siblings were already raising families of their own by the time she was born. Her father was very wealthy, and live in a mansion on the country side, not too far from the city, since he often had to travel there for business. Due to this as well she was mostly raised by her mother. Whenever her father was gone long enough, her mother would sneak her out for visits to the tribe, and would meet the aunts and cousins from a side of the family that she hardly got to know. Meanwhile back home the maids and nannies would teach her the importance of being a lady and using manners.

    As she grew older it became gradually obvious that her father was having affairs with other women. Her mother wasn’t exactly angry nor jealous, but instead thought of it as a good reason to leave. And although she loved Maka, she hated being away from home. Her father loved her very much as well, but she could tell by the way that he looked at her that he was embarrassed to show her to the world. By the time she was fifteen her mother left her with the tribal dress and a short note. Maka felt very angry about it and abandon, and it didn’t help that the maids began putting white powder on her face in order to fool her father’s cohorts, since now she was the only child who wasn’t married yet, and had to start attending balls and other events with him.

    She grudgingly accepted this, although she didn’t really have a choice and became very skilled at hiding books within her dress and using them as weapons. The latter is mostly for when a lad has had one too many drinks or took a step to close to her. Her father grew very frustrated with her, since he didn’t want people thinking that he had a disobedient child with no manners. She was often ranted about this on the travels home and listened to the same speech about the importance of etiquette many times. And although she knew her father loved her, she also knew that if she was born his color that he wouldn’t worry so much.

    At eighteen she left home, something very shocking for someone of her gender. But she didn’t want to deal with courtship anymore, and like her mother did three years before, she packed her things and left. But instead of heading for the tribe she headed into the city. She was told of the employment possibilities and of a fantastic university there. She hoped that if she could save enough money she would be able to attend to the university. She got a job working at a bakery under a young man named Diego. He was very kind in accepting her and disregarded her mixed race. And although little was said outside, she was happy to have someone like that. She got a small apartment not too far from her work, and met a few Sioux members there. Many had heard and lived with her mother. She also met a lot of her father’s friends, who seemed to be everywhere. Shortly after leaving her father “forgave” her, and still takes her to events almost every other weekend. And although she is treated more as an adult, he still gives off that feelings that makes Maka feel out of place.
    Last edited by aggiegwyn; 28th July 2012 at 2:13 AM.

    banner made by myself

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    ACCEPTED! France is one of the few countries that is on more than okay terms with the U.S. during this time. I do not have all the details. The tribes and the people are mostly integrated and get along pretty well so mixes wouldn't be uncommon. Would there be problems, probably still, but that's just the time

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Winchester, England.
    Posts
    455

    Default

    Hey DVB, I'll throw in a Reserve for this - I'm intrigued the more than anything, and am unsure of what to do for my SU, but yeah. Count me in I guess XD

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    My own personal hell
    Posts
    217

    Default

    This seems very interesting. Going to give it a good read over again, or two but could I have a reserve please?

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    Reserved. All right, everyone. I would like to get your reserves to this as soon as you can. Thank you

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Somewhere quiet
    Posts
    2,445

    Default

    Well, I hit a bit of free time. So, as promised, here I am.


    Name: Alice Rockwell

    Age: 19

    Gender: Female

    Occupation: Violinist

    Ethnicity: Norwegian-American

    Appearance: Alice is around average height for a girl her age. She looks a bit pale and thin at first glance, as though she may be a bit frail (which she is). Her hair is a golden blond, and long enough to drape over her shoulders. She generally doesn't tie it up, though the ends are often curled just a bit. Her eyes are a bright and serene blue, reminiscent of a clear blue sky. She's a bit melancholic, and it shows with her usual facial expressions. Quick to blush, and hesitant to draw attention, she often gives the appearance of being a rather shy girl. She is nearsighted, and thus needs to wear glasses when out of the house.

    Alice is fond of sundresses and straw hats, often wearing at least one of those two articles. On occasion, a ribbon will be tied into her hair or around her neck, always in a color that compliments her dress. Not one for jewelry, her only adornment is a small silver necklace with a cross shaped pendant. Simple slip-on shoes and leggings complete her attire.

    Personality: Alice is a reserved and clam girl. Not one to complain or make a fuss, she's usually happy occupying the seat in the back, the tail end of a crowd, or the corner chair. Soft-spoken and polite, she has a pleasant, patient demeanor that helps her get along better with adults than with people her own age.

    At times she can seem a bit too shy. She can be slow to speak, hesitant to act, and overreact to surprises. When given time to prepare herself however, she can be quite the opposite: calm, confidant, and collected. The only difference in this shift of personalities is how much time she has to mentally prepare herself. Even when she's feeling confidant though, its walking a razor's edge with her true nature, and even the smallest embarrassment or surprise can send her into panic mode.

    Alice is a practiced violinist, and though she isn't exactly confidant in her own abilities, she does have some real talent for the instrument. She's not always able to work up the confidence to actually perform however, so she is by no means well known. She actually prefers it that way. She is also a girl of faith, and does her best to uphold the basic Christian values (do not kill, do not steal, do not lie, etc.) to the best of her ability.

    An optimist at heart, it isn't in her nature to doubt that, deep down, people are inherently good. She understands that evil exists in this world, but she believes in her heart that everyone has at least some good in them. Evil, in her terms, is simply goodness gone wrong. No one believes themselves to be evil, after all.

    History: Alice is the only daughter of her father and mother, a glass-maker and a poet respectively. Her father taught her the beauty of the simple things with his beautiful glass work, while her mother taught her about the goodness in the world through her elegant poems. Being the daughter of two people who both immigrated to the United States at a young age, she can't speak a word of her ancestor's native tongue. However, her English is top notch (the work of her mother's many lessons) and she speaks with a slightly formal and refined vocabulary because of it.

    Alice was always a quiet child, and as a result never made many friends. She actually enjoyed spending time in places such as libraries, parks, or the town square. Quiet places where she could think, read, practice her violin, or simply watch the world around her. A natural born thinker, her studies advanced at a furious pace and though she lacks many practical skills, she knows much about science, history, and philosophy. She took up the violin at a young age as well, and years of steady practice have resulted in her current level of skill.

    Currently, Alice is still living with her parents in their humble home. Her parents make decent money, though they are far from being rich. Her skill with the violin has earned her a few local fans, though the fame she both wonders after and dreads still eludes her. She continues her studies to this day, living out her simple life in relative peace. Or at least she was anyway, until she helped that stranger with the odd cloak.
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
    Watch your step! Sig Under Construction!

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Infinite Fields of Thought
    Posts
    2,932

    Default

    ACCEPTED! Also, during this time, Norway is unified with Sweden. Europe hasn't changed much historically though it is a steampunk rendition compared to the clockpunk Americas.

    If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your sig.
    Platinum Friend Code: 0775-1254-2777

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    603

    Default

    Edited the form when realizing that I had forgotten to add my favorite part of appearance: the hair.

    banner made by myself

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •