Dance of Light and Shadow [7 sins and virtues]
Hello, everyone! I and my friend, The Necromorph, wish to present to you all a little idea we wanted to turn into a role-play.
Very loosely speaking, we will have two kingdoms in the medieval era having a dispute. This quarrel began in a classical way. Two brothers, the elder beaming with glory and the younger feeling unappreciated, have a power struggle. The eldest has every right to the throne and a well-deserved reputation, while the younger thinks he is given from little to no gratitude for his helpful deeds. The latter's beliefs aren't far from the truth, but are also not entirely accurate. Alas, an illuminated object always casts a long shadow. In this case, it falls upon the younger brother. Feeling crushed under it, in his desperation, the prince begs God for his help, but the one to answer him is the Devil. Asking for advise on what should be done, the high demon emperor tells him that aid shall be granted in this time of need and a new kingdom shall be built just for him. All that needed to be done in exchange was to form a valid pact. This new earthly kingdom would have a connection to the dark realm, allowing the free travel of demons and humans from one side to the other, without inflicting damage. It was just like an agreement between two countries. In addition, the younger brother's wife would have seven children and each would be an incarnation of one of the seven sins.
And so, the plans of the prince came into blossom. With an army of demons, he conquered one of the most magnificent towns in the country, the city of Iantha, a wonderful place, where instead of roads there were canals and transportation was made by boats, rather than by carriage. The city was said to be impenetrable, but it was not prepared for such a wicked attack. Thus, the new capital was decided and the new king commanded from his castle in the middle of what was now one of the greatest strongholds.
The eldest brother knew that his people were only mortals and did not stand a chance against such devious opponents. He was desperate. The thought of losing all the people he loved, all those innocent common folk and the morals his forefathers had stood up for pained him so much as to make him fall ill. However, the man did not lose his spirit just yet. He prayed and was also given a gift. It was a method of opposing the demons. Holy power. Using the water from special springs along with chants and songs, the simple weapons of man could become fearsome magical tools. With this new ability at hand, the deadly force could be pushed back. Two kingdoms were born, but they were not the only ones coming into existence. Sure, the old kingdom, where purity resided, had survived, but with the sins on their way, the future would have been bleak. But the queen of the eldest brother had also been blessed. She received a vision that told her that she will have seven children and each shall be one of the seven virtues.
And there you have it. It's all jumbled up, but it's mainly history. There's lots of description we've planned for the two capitals and the whole social structure. What you read before was the backstory. In the present all the sins and all the virtues have been born. Of course, this means that there will be conflict, but not necessarily. I'm personally thinking of adding a comedy element here. The two sides think they can take each other out, but the thing is, they can't. They've already created a balance. The country of sins deals with most of the things we consider illegal, but also with medicine and banking. The country of virtues handles food production, tailoring, pretty much item-making. They both help each other out through trade. So those sins and virtues have disputes, fighting with each other, causing terror and what not. I'd like to hear all of your ideas as well =3 We will all be building this story together, so the stage is open.
Lets hear your opinion!
Oh, also, there will be magical creatures and demons up for taking as well. You don't need to role-play a specific virtue or sin. The most powerful demons are from the 72 pillars of Solomon. Each sin has one personal servant. There will be various positions up for grabs. Like advisers, merchants, healers, teachers and so on. The two kings and queens are also open for the taking. I'd like to hear opinions on the professions as well =3
I will be taking the sin of Envy and the virtue of Humility.
The Necromorph will be taking the sin of Greed.
By the way, here's a little description of that position each sin and virtue, you could say, takes:
He is the king's right hand man for he will be one of his greatest allies and enemies and will help him rule.
He/she will maintain order and discipline. Expecting high standards from everything and everyone, they shall not accept disobedience. They will be the king's most loyal.
He/she will strike fear in all who stand before them and will command the king's army.
Albeit lazy, he/she will be the king's strongest and very loyal. Although not participating in the process of planning, their true power is revealed on the battle field.
He/she will seduce people into following the king/them. With the most beautiful figure in all the land, every single brother and sisterhouse is under their jurisdiction.
His jealousy will strive them to become greater, he will be the king's eyes and ears. The best informant one could find and one of many identities.
(He is Greed's twin brother =P )
He/she will devour and destroy all who stand against the king/them. The marketing business between the dimension of demons and the earthly kingdom, as well as the one between the two kingdoms, is theirs. They also made due with all the inns and pubs. The so called 'witchcraft', the creations of potions for medical needs or other, is monitored by them, too.
He/she will be the king's most loyal and serve him as his right hand man/woman. They will make sure all debts have been payed, be they with money or justice.
He/she will oppose Greed.
He will enforce righteousness upon the land and see that every person is judged as they deserve. Thinking of the people, he will set the laws.
He will oppose Pride.
He/she will be merciful and help anyone in need and not show any kind of anger. Resolving conflicts and injustice peacefully, they will be the thinker and philosopher in court.
He/she will oppose Wrath.
His/Her outgoing and confident attitude will lead the group forward. Their decisiveness and sharp eyes for the breaking of rules will make them the perfect keeper of peace.
He/she will oppose Sloth.
He/she will help guide the king through hard times. They will be the wisest and most knowledgeable from a young age and will serve as a good counselor and tactician.
He/she will oppose Lust.
His/Her kindness will touch everyone's hearts. Their empathy and trust without prejudice or resentment will serve as great healers for the country.
He/she will oppose Envy.
His/her self-control and understanding of the balance between the individual and the public will make them the king's strongest weapon in battle.
He/she will oppose Gluttony.
1. Be cool like Fonz =D
Obey the rules stated by our lovely site moderators.
2. No god-mooding.
You can not take over another person's character, unless given permission by the user. If such permission is given, I or Necro must be informed beforehand.
3. Absence is tolerated.
If you are gone for a day or two, there won't be any problem. I know that there are many things that can keep us away from the Internet and that simple Writer's Block can do a lot of damage. However, if you will be gone for a longer period of time, alert me or Necro. Be it a trip, depression or something else, don't worry to give us a PM =3 If you are gone for more than three days without a stated reason, we will send you a message and on the seventh day of no reply, we will kick you out. I'm giving this long period of time, because there is the case with power-outage and very often you can't do anything about that.
4. No perfect character (marry/garry sues).
Sure, we have sins, virtues, demons, angels and magical creatures, but none of them are perfect. They all have their quirks and inabilities. This goes for the powers as well. Don't make their power unbreakable. There will always be a side-effect or disadvantage.
5. The role-play is Gay, Lesbian, Transsexual, Transgender, Asexual, Pansexual and just any gender and sexuality friendly.
Don't mock people for making their characters non-heterosexual and those who do make such characters should not laugh at those who are straight....The only thing I won't allow is zoophilia.
6. Descriptions and Posts
When it comes to more serious scenes, such as battles and fights, keep the descriptions to a minimum. I don't want gore in this role-play. When there are battles, people get hurt, some die, some are wounded and you can describe that but not in depth. Some users won't handle it, plus it breaks rule No.1
No sexual scenes or descriptive kissing. This isn't a romance novel.
The length of a post should be decent. By "decent", I mean at least four nice long sentences. Simple posts like
"She sat down. Looked around the room. Sighed. Blew up the nearby bookshelf for entertainment."
will NOT be allowed.
7. Have fun! And remember, all the rules of the site apply here, so make sure to follow them =3
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(The sins, virtues and human characters all have normal ages. The two kings are over 40 years old, perhaps in their 50s. This being said, their children, the sins and virtues, should not be older than 30 years, but they will still appear younger.)
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(sin/virtue/demon/angel/fallen angel/any mythological creature/human.)
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(The queen of the eldest brother has the power of foresight.)
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(Technically speaking, for the sins and virtues, there isn't a whole lot of diversity you can have in their history. You can write a nice story about their emotions while being raised as one of their rank, trained, educated and their way of understanding their world. All of the children were told what they were, incarnations of sins and virtues, and what was expected of them. You can go a little wild here, but it's not necessary. Just don't give me something insignificantly small to work with, please.]
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