=Open and Accepting=
Welcome to the Continuum
This is a battle orientated persistent world with a strong focus on story. Essentially, several parallel dimensions have merged together and your character has been brought to a wholly unknown world formed by this merger. On this unremarkable unknown world they will meet other characters from other realms, do battle, find love, and eventually make a home for themselves. Your story is your own and you may do whatever you wish in this world as long as you adhere to the rules. But first. Some background history.
The merging of our worlds was a catastrophic event that nearly destroyed all known reality. No one truly knows how or why. Even more powerful beings and demi-gods were taken by complete surprise. Some rumors say a war between the gods caused the rift, other's say a spell gone horribly array, some even believe it was an intentional plot by a powerful and unknown being who's motives today remain a mystery. Regardless of how or why the 'Disjunction', as it has come to be called, caused a powerful rift that threatened to erase all reality. To avoid this the, Great Overgod Ao, had no choice but to merge the planes least the this destructive force rip them asunder.
As it seemed the rift forcibly pulled the planes together, much like a black hole. Ao acted to allow the planes to merge rather then colliding and be annihilated. However not all planes where saved, many were still lost forever during the Disjunction, some fused becoming new planes all together. Some of these fusions brought forth something better, but most caused only chaos. It should be noted that this event was not the opening of some rift...but rather a loosening of the binds that separate our world from many, many others.
While the Disjunction was actually quite brief, but for a few hours, it was enough to create a whole new world entirely. This new world has come to be known simply as Terra Nova. A world made up of countless others all exist within the same realm of reality. Those things thought to be merely fairy tales and myths are now becoming common place, and even complete different periods of times also merged.
The changes and realms that come into one being are too numerous to mention in this brief account, but recognize that some terrain become twisted and evil, while other's are the very picture of peace, beauty, and paradise. Terrors never before imagined begin to mingle with race's that, otherwise, would have never before interacted with them. There are very few planes not effected, most of these small pockets of existence created by gods or beings of similar power. One last thing of note is that some planes of the after life have merged into Terra Nova.
This means that death is no longer a true end in this new reality. Since one's spirits is still sent to planes and they are apart of one world. It is feasible one can still escape the clutch's of death, if they manage to leave these planes either themselves or with some kind of outside help. Some two years later since this event took place, at the time of this writing, the chaos of the event has settled to some degree, shifts and the powerful earthquakes and tremors that plagued this new world have all but stopped. Now the survivors are left to find their place in this new world, and perhaps shape not only their destiny, but that of countless others.
A new age of war, honor, glory, and bloodshed is about to begin.
Current Time: Day 1, Evening
Unnamed (Shanty City) | Leo of the Cops division challenges vigilante Strakhov on moral grounds. Officers Carl and newly-recruited Carmen near towards the source of the commotion.
Odd Discovery (Ground Temple) | Modakra encounters an unlively android (Jade) outside his residence.
War In The North (Adamant Citadel) | An undead squadron advances against the defending Skorn. Bypassers Evvie and Recette are caught up within the fray, whilst phantom Eis brings about a chaos of her own.
Continuum Rules1. Standard RPG Rules.
2. Respect your opponent/fellow RPers. Other people in here just want to have fun just like you are, and no one persons idea of fun overrides another's here. This includes deliberately manipulating the rules system for the best possible outcome.
3. No metagaming/godmodding. Defined as using OOC information to attempt to gain an advantage IC that you wouldn't normally have and RPing beyond your characters normal level of power to avoid an undesirable situation (such as losing a fight or being captured).
4. Already made clear, but no flaming, flame-baiting or otherwise harassing other players. Tell one of the GMs if it happens.
5. No false or second accounts, unless with Admin permission.
Quick Start Guide
Once you have submitted a character to the Character Submission Thread. You may post a thread in the continuum. To post a thread in the continuum you only have to title the thread "[Continuum] 'Some Fancy Title' (Name of the Area in the Continuum) in the Arena IC. Your character may now interact with any characters in that thread or create their own separate story. Bear in mind, however, that while you may "make-up" any number of 'area's in the continuum only those areas listed under the Lands of the Continuum will have significance to Factions and Individuals. Your character may also earn out-of-character currency called Omniverse Points(OP) in the Currency Submission Thread based on how well they roleplay. You may use Omniverse Points to purchase any number of things from special items to special npcs to leveling up your character.
Well. Here's the fun stuff. What if you want to fight someone? First of all. Fights have to be agreed on beforehand to prevent unnecessary drama unless you are contesting a territory which are explained further down. Once you and your opponent decide on a location you may create the thread similar to that mentioned in the Quick Start Guide and duke it out. If after some period of time the two combatants haven't reached some sort of conclusion you may put it up for judgment in the Currency Submission Thread. For characters who die they need not fear, at least not always, based on ones alignment characters can resurrect in either the Netherrealm or the Astral Sea. The exact time limit one has to remain in one of these realms is a week.
NPCs or non-playable characters created by either player in the course of a battle thread. (A normal human being walking down the road, an alligator lurking in the swamps, or some magical unicorns flying in the sky) can be killed in one post as long as the action is logical. Only unique NPCs bought using Omniverse Points in the Currency Submission Thread can't be killed in one post. They must be treated as if they were another character and can only be killed when it's impossible for them to avoid the killing blow or through a judge's discretion. These unique NPCs will then suffer death just like any other normal PC and will be out of action for a week.
The Lands of the Continuum
Once a month a new territory will appear in the continuum. These new territories are rich in resources and may have several benefits to those who possess them. To claim a land you must first enter the region once it's thread appears in the Arena. If you are the only one in the thread at the end of the first week. You claim the land and are now the landowner with all its benefits. If someone else enters the thread within the first week you must kill them to claim the land. You may submit ideas for possible territories to the Land Submission Thread. There are no guarantees that your idea will be used, but the GM team will use lands from the submission thread unless the submission is for one reason or another not viable.(The land is too huge or a similar territory has been used before. etc...)
A faction is a group of people that come together under a single banner with the same goal. If you wish to make a Faction you need to submit a Faction to the Faction Submission Thread. A Faction requires at least two accepted characters to be started and their territories as well as any individuals who own a territory may be contested at any time by other individuals and/or other factions. An individual or faction that wishes to attack another Faction/Individual's territories need create a wholly new thread titled [Continuum 2.0] 'Fancy Title' (Location you are attacking). The defending faction/individual has one week to respond to the attack or the territory will automatically be awarded to the attacker. After a month a judgement is given and the territory is either defended or conquered. After a location is attacked once. It may not be attacked for the next two weeks after judgment.
Suggestions & Planning
Any public suggestions and planning will be done in the Omniverse Chat as well as answering any questions you may have about this RP.