Christmas, Navidad, Yuletide, Saturnalia, Hogmanay… these are the festivals of the winter solstice. However, what do they mean…
It is a time of great magic. A time of gift-giving, celebration, feasting and the participating of miracles. Let’s go back to how it began…
Occasionally known as Yuletide, this was one of the eight grand holidays of the old gods. This holiday was the celebration of the Winter Solstice. This festival has been associated with the Wild Hunt as well as festivities of eating and drinking. The Midwinter feast was considered the final party before going back to sleep for the deep winter and keeping the harvest to last through the dark frosty hibernation. To not feed the cattle, they were killed and thus fresh meat was available during this time. Also, the beer and wine was fermented enough to be drank and enjoyed. It was also considered to be the rebirth of the sun.
During this festival in the frost, when there is no warmth from the outside, the wood is burned at the hearth and the warmth within the hearts of humanity was shared. A party before going to sleep and a celebration of death and rebirth as the year near its end and a new one beginning soon. A mysterious elderly hunter would ride and leave gifts of food, drink and toys for those who had done good in the world. A man who was religious and gave gifts, St. Nicolas. The man who would become Santa Claus.
However... something horrible had happened one day...
An evil cult had gathered dark power from a strange stone that appeared from the sky. The cult has been broken by life and turned to a god of evil. They made theirs hearts of ice and they loathed the hearth and warmth of the holidays. So they planned to plant the venom of bitter ice in everyone so all the world would be frozen in hatred forever. An eternal icy prison.
However, the Saint was brave and powerful and called upon seven legendary heroes to assist in his battle. The war was fierce but in the end, the seven heroes poured their hearts into a fiery power and banished the cult away before sealing the evil into a large ornate music box. The songs of their memories would play and guard the deity. The cost was great, the heroes died and the magic had to lay dormant.
Yuletide faded and gained rebirth through what is known as Christmas...
This Winter Solstice however... the ancient seal has decayed... The frigid spirit of hatred lived on and even today, there are several people who detest the warmth and in vengeance and envy, drawn to the remains of the temple ruins. Their hearts became frozen and their soul’s corrupted. Now serving as the new cult, they plan to break the music box and once more end the world in 2012. However…
You are a high schooler. From 14-18, you are participating in your school's 100th birthday through a large Christmas party held in the Hallow Forest in the town of Mystic Valley. Having arrived, you spot a young couple with white hair with a table with seven trinkets. You and your comrades will be drawn to these trinkets and as the clock counts down to midnight...
The 12 Day Trial is about to begin…
A special hour where the fright fight begins... It will be one long night... friendships being tested, relationships build or broken and bonds of camaderie being forged...
Good luck, heroes.
Hey everyone, DVB here with a special Christmas RPG. From now until around next week at least, we have this short RPG to help liven things up in the name of Christmas and in the spirit of things. If it is done well enough, I will do this again next year!
First things first... the seven heroes....
Bűche the Baker, Pyotr the Nutcracker Prince, Marie the Sugarplum Fairy, Carol the Angel, Rudolph the Reindeer , David the Menorah Keeper, and Fir the Ent.
The seven heroes with seven powers... Become either baker that’s a cookie, a nutcracker prince, a sugarplum fairy, a reindeer, a caroling angel, a menorah keeper or an ent
A brief Breakdown of Powers
Baker- Becoming a walking cookie person dressed in the attire, the Baker can regenerate their food parts with ease. Their strength comes in wielding cookies as weaponry as well as making structures out of baked goods. The food they make also has powerful healing properties. They can also reattach parts of themselves.
Nutcracker- Being a princely solider, the hero gains the immense and shattering bite of the Nutcracker. Furthermore, they can wield their rapier with ease and command toys or other inanimate objects to live using magic. They are pretty nimble and quick; fighting coming naturally to them. The hero becomes as if made of wood while dressed in the clothes expected.
Sugarplum Fairy- A user in magic, the sugarplum fairy can fly and carry others. Quick and lithe, the sugarplum fairy incorporates ballet moves in the fighting style. Besides that, he or she can summon candy to attack the enemies or summon enchanted candy that gives a good boost to her comrades. The hero gets placed in dance clothes decorated with subtle candy patterns.
Holiday Angel- Bringing tides of good cheer, the Holiday Angel can also fly. Dressed with a halo, wings and a festive holiday sweater the size of a robe, they can wield their halo like a chakram. Their power comes in being able to use the power of caroling. Either to lull enemies to sleep, hypnotize them, or even in sound attacks. They can easier carry folk that the Sugarplum Fairy.
Reindeer- The hero becomes an anthromorphic reindeer. They keep their clothes though they also wear a belt of sleigh bells. They can fire bursts of red light from their nose. They can also light the way. They are also powerful with their hoof fingers. Their best power comes in summoning yule goats to assist in fighting them and can channel cider to battle.
Menorah Keeper- The user becomes garbed in white with the Star of David on their chest as a medallion. From their back emerges the support candle while the rest of the candle arms emerged from their back. They can wield the menorah arms as extra arms to carry things. They can also summon holy fire from the candle ends and even handle the hot wax to patch things up.
Ent- The hero’s hair becomes made of pine needles while their skin becomes like wood and grows patches of pine on their arms and legs. They still wear their clothing on them. They command nearby conifers to grow and attack while being able to throw pinecones at the foes. Everyone once in a while, they will see ornaments hang on them they can throw for special effects,
Now tell me about yourself!
Hero: (Holiday Angel, Sugarplum Fairy, Reindeer, Christmas Ent, Menorah Keeper, Nutcracker)
DVB: Diego Vendrix- The Baker
Mon1010: Leonardo Silverstone- The Sugarplum Fairy
SenorLaughsalot: Jessica Kaye- Holiday Angel
SpyroxPikachu: Benedict Shanker- The Reindeer
Chaos War Reborn: (Reserved)- The Menorah
I will start as an example!
Name: Diego Vendrix
Appearance: He stands at five foot, 6 inches. He has low cheekbones, a boyish face, slight stubble, 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. His skin is a pale shade of olive skin that could be seen from his face.
He wears a black T-shirt with a gold yingyang symbol on front and a white silhouette of Quetzalcoatl, portrayed as an Ouroboros with the crescent moon and sun in the center of the loop on the back. He has on some black cargo pants and black tennis shoes with a red spiral on them. He completes the ensemble with a gray fleece "M-44 Jacket". He also has on a digital watch with him.
Personality: Diego is a warm and emotional person with an occasion fiery temper and an adventurous spirit. 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. 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 known to be devious for his ideas. He is regarded as being very smart in many aspects.
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.