If it was noted before, my class is Thief/Ninja.
Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark,
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart,
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain,
Melodies of life - love's lost refrain
FINAL FANTASY IX --- MELODIES OF LIFE
The city of Alexandria is filled to the brim with excitement and anxiousness. The streets full of citizens running left and right, doing everything they can to secure a ticket to be a part of the birthday celebration for Princess Aria til Alexandros the IX. This won't be just any year, for this is when the young Princess turns 18, entering womanhood and starting on her path to become the glorious ruler of Queen Brahne's Kingdom. In truth, the people could not have been happier. All was well across the glorious world of Gaia, and this occasion marked the continuation of an era of peace.
"With all of Gaia as a stage, Terra shall be revived..."
The Regent Cid of Lindblum was one who did not find this coming day joyous. Despite caring much for the Princess, his suspicions have been growing as to Queen Brahne's true motive for her recent actions. Increased military action, production of weapons, and stocking the borders with soldiers. The scent of war loomed over the land, and The Mist didn't help. Acting as a blanket over these Kingdoms, the beasts of the land grew aggressive ever more, day by day. Regent Cid worried a great deal, thus he reached out to an old friend, and hired the Tantalus Theater Troupe to kidnap Princess Aria on her 18th birthday.
"The pieces are all falling into place, one by one..."
The Prima Vista, airship of the Tantalus Theater Troupe, has arrived. They are here to give the Kingdom of Alexandria the show of a lifetime! Princess Aria shall never forget this day. The day she turned 18. The day she meets her 'Prince' Charming. The day explosions light up the night sky. The day she leaves home on an adventure. The day she last smiles with her mother. The day a sleeping power awakens. The day that started it all.
"Let the curtains rise for our opening act!"
GMs = Me, Akilynn, and Altered Tundra. What we say goes but, we will be as nice as possible.Rules
This rp is basically a retelling of FF9 except forged about how our characters interact with the world and will boast an intricate plot. Not all characters will act how you would expect. Let us a forge a tune of perfection.
- This is a Intermidiate to High Casual Rp. I will allow one paragraph but, it better rely upon detail.
- Standard Roleplay rules in affect such as no PPing, GMing, etc.
- Trance Shall Not Be Abused -- Your Trance comes with a surge of emotion, it is NOT a Super Saiyan Mode to abuse and overuse.
- Standard AU RP -- Same sweater different Thread
- Besides the PCs and Villains, you will see the standard characters of Queen Brahne, Cid and the like. Expect the Queen to not be a fat ugly thing.
- Hit Me or Anyone else Up with Any Questions~
- With Your CS, Give to Me your Melody of Life
- Let's Entertain, Shall We?
Our Actors For This Play - Five spots Remain
Reserved for Taka Uchiha
Reserved for Akilynn
Reserved for Altered Tundra
Name: Last name does no matter but, it can be a nice addition
Age: Well this is FF so, let's try not to go below 15
Gender: You know this one
Class: Things like Knight, Thief, Dragoon, ETC. Don't hesitate to do hybrid classes and be generally creative with your classes.
Weapons: You can have as many as you can hold but, be realistic about it.
Trance: Try not to go to far with this state but, it is noted that your are very powerful when this state is achieved.
Personality: This one is easy enough
Appearance: What ya look like. Let's not all look like Quina
Abilities: 4 max. Abilities can be passive but, i will allow abilities that are physical in nature, I.E. having high strength or being bend your body in ways no one else can. Any Abilities based from the game then try to explain them realistically within the FF setting.
Magic/Techniques: Let's the say the max is 5 and nothing high-tier at the moment. Mages start off with all level 1 one spells.
Bio: Atleast a paragraph.
If it was noted before, my class is Thief/Ninja.
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And I will follow that tune~
Her Royal Highness Princess Aria ‘til Alexandros IX
Summoner / White Mage Hybrid
When entering the legendary Trance, Aria's appearance changes, and her magic vastly increases. She can cast without penalty, and summon two Eidolons at once. With that said, many will notice her Trance is shorter than most because of this.
A princess who walks and acts with grace and poise. In a long running line of royalty, Aria was raised as an obedient girl who is comfortable where she is and fears change. She is humble and quiet, speaks when spoken to, and tends to be extraordinarily polite to everyone she speaks to, friend or foe. She doesn’t seem to express her own thoughts much, but will gladly evoke the details to whoever asks. She does care for others, though finds it hard to show the deep kind of caring that people give close friends as her trust and belief was shattered when she found out the truth when she was a child.
And on that topic, she is very lonely; despite being surrounded by maids and servants and knights who will do whatever she says, she feels that no one really listens when she speaks. She longs for someone to see her for who she is and deep down she would do anything to be running on the streets. She dreams of adventures and having a life outside of the castle but loves her country dearly, and will do whatever it takes to defend her country.
Aria hides a mischievous side who wants to do whatever she wants, and is actually very haughty and isn’t modest at all about being a princess—she loves it, and will make sure you treat her as such. She does take things too seriously, and makes terrible jokes that you can’t help but laugh at because it’s so bad.
Focus - Concentrates to boost magic and summons. Changes to Concentrate during Trance.
Battle Cry - Temporary boost to the party's strength and magic.
White Fallal - Temporary boost to the party's defense and magic defense.
Instant Cast - Casts spells without having to wait at the expense of more MP used. Can use on others.
White Magic – The ability to cast healing magic. Starts off with the basics.
Summon – The ability to call forth Gaia’s Eidolons. Starts off as one Eidolon per day.
A long time ago, the princess of Alexandria succumbed to an illness; around that time, a little girl was found washed up ashore. She was identical to the princess, with the exception of a horn on her forehead. The king ordered that her horn be removed and that she be the replacement. And thus Princess Aria til Alexandros lived her life never knowing who she truly was, studying hard as she would someday become queen.
During her childhood she was introduced to Cid Fabool X de Lindblum, a fellow prince and soon to be friend. The two saw each other often, neglected their studies whenever the other visited and caused trouble for whoever’s castle they were present in. One day, the two were lurking in Lindblum’s audience chamber, when Cid began eavesdropping on a conversation held between the two kings. They revealed to Cid that Aria was indeed a pauper and not the true princess.
Cid informed her, but she couldn’t handle the truth—all this time she was deceiving everyone. She wasn’t the true heir, she was just a replacement. It drove her deep into despair and for quite some time she refused to speak to anyone, shutting herself away from the world.
- Prefers Rackets over Rods because of their offensive nature
- Dislikes getting dirty
- Is socially awkward
- Loves the color purple
- Her favorite flower is the white rose
- Is actually terrified of heights
- The royal jewel is actually in the center of her hairpiece.
Name: Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin takes the power from the sun, more specifically light radiation which she can mainpulate in an unique way where it leads her into a unique transformation. The way it works is that she uses the ultra-violet rays that produce the rainbow to give her special color transformations based on the color of the rainbow that reflects her mood.
The transformations are not so much on a physical level or genetic, but simply put the aura surrounding Alizarin changes colors accordingly. So like for example, let’s say that Ali’s original aura color is of a pure white color, but then she goes into a sad state. Her aura would fluctuate in the hues of blue. It could start out as pale blue and this go into deeper, darker shades or the other way around. All depends on her state of sadness.
When Alizarin’s mood hit’s a medium to which she is not happy nor is she anything other than content, a glow of the same shade as her hair starts to emit from her entire body. It surrounds it in a fashion that it’s a pulsating vibration that surges through Alizarin’s body, enabling her to enter speeds that only people can dream of. Her agile body becomes more agile, her movements more quick, and her attacks hit so fast you never see them coming. Her reflexes and other attributes of the like increase a good deal as well. She is able to aim even more precisely, her reflexes are more accurate, and just everything is upped a great deal.
Girls are definitely confusing beings, that’s for sure. Alizarin is no different. She becomes confused quite a lot, and that reflects off of her appearance. This time a yellow glow emits from her body, but this time it’s In the fashion you would actually see of an unstable power aura just emulating from everything. The process includes a side of anger, but also the notion of confusion dawning on Ali’s mind presents itself with an unstable amount of power at her disposal, which for a very short amount of time, her strength is increased ten fold. Though, due to this increase, her senses are distorted as far as to say that Alizarin enters a berserk state of mind.
Alizarin’s mood can fluctuate. That’s the whole basis of her entire Trance. When her mood becomes in a worried state, it must be a reaction to someone dear to her. Anxiety must be getting the better of her because in this state, Alizarin’s abilities kind of enter the state of healing. Such a gentle green glow her hands will have . This can spawn from anything that will cause her worry; an opponent coming at her, a friend in danger, or just anything that causes worry and anxiety. Her magical power in this state is doubled due to her reliance on the healing magics. It’s really nothing more to that. Just simply a healing aura that heals not only her, but whoever she is worried about.
Sadness makes the human being a fragile creature. Alizarin is also a fragile girl. Her state of mind is always in a state of complex emotions, and when she becomes sad, hurt, or just simply embraces it all, her entire being changes. Her views towards life becomes nothing less-than suicidal, her eyes become overwhelmed with grief, with sadness, and just the pure angst of what is hurt. From that, spawns a cloud over her head; a veil of protection. As long as the cloud pours down the dark rain over her head is how long she is protected from all and any attacks. In her fragile state, this force-field of sorts protects her even though she is not protecting her heart..
They say that hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn. It must be that they were talking about Alizarin’s anger. It doesn’t take a lot to piss Ali off, and it’s most of the time where she will admittedly give into the hate, into the anger, and just fucking tear you a new one. Her entire aura changes when she does give in. An indigo, almost black, lightning-like aura surrounds her. This gives her a limited amount control over weather. Whether she is going to hit you with lightning, drown you in rain, or burn you to a crisp with fires of hell, Alizarin’s anger will be felt with every hit. She truly embraces that you don’t fuck with mother nature.
Happiness for Ali is such a feeble goal in life. Even though she feels it, Ali has a hard time sometimes accepting it. Only when she Is truly overwhelmed with happiness, does her glow start to show. A fantastic violet glow shown through every strand of her hair, every fiber of her dress, and every cell on her skin. Alizarin’s happiness not only is visible through her eyes, but it’s visible through her ability to sense everything around her, read the minds, understand the fears, and get in tune with her friends, family, and even perfectly strangers. Truly, this is Alizarin in her happiest.
Ali is as much of a spitfire as she is humble. This isn’t to take away that she isn’t down to get into trouble when needed, but she doesn’t go out of her way to make trouble; just get into it. When she is confronted by, let’s just use a king as an example, she will definitely show the utmost respect for the said king. It goes something like this. When she is around royalty, Ali is humble, honorable, and respectful. When she is around heartless-pricks.
Yes, let me explain something about Ali’s personality switch. You see, this is how she regularly is when not around royalty, and to be totally, and quite honest, it’s her true self.
You know how they say that you should always be yourself no matter what? Well, Alizarin follows this saying right to the very bottom and back to the top. Her way of being a “spitfire” is not taking shit for nothing. You mess with her, and she’ll knock your teeth in. And Ali doesn’t really have the sense of patience…like at all. If she has to wait for any reason whatsoever, Ali will probably do something stupid that she’ll probably regret later..or not, who knows. It’s all apart of her “Spitfire” complex kind of thing.
She also has a short-fuse to her temper. It’s not as bad as psychopaths. Let’s say, for example purposes, that Alizarin is in the situation where all of her sins, or in this case, her impatient tendencies, start to be put to the test. Let’s say, that just out of the blue, Alizarin is put to the test and someone really makes a bad choice, and calls her a name. She will go crazy-bananas faster than said person can swallow their food. Yup, that’s how fucking crazy she can be.
Oh, and she’s also a little sweetie pie to friends.
I’ll just leave it at that.
Alizarin is a sweet-looking gal. Her auburn eyes complement her fair, white complexion and her fiery, red hair. She normally has her hair up in a chill axed ponytail that everyone usually will make fun of her for it because it’s so plain -looking, but Ali doesn’t care. Alizarin usually has strawberry lip-gloss on. Since her lips are the same shade, it just looks like her lips are all shiny and stuff.
Alizarin is pretty short. Her height is no higher than five foot two. If you think her height is low, then just wait until you hear how much she weighs. Given she is a short little thing, Ali’s weight is an even one-hundred pounds(that’s forty five KG for you other people who don’t like lbs). With her height and weight acknowledged, it’s pretty sure to say that her build is light and athletic. Agile is one way to look at it. Ali’s boobs are fairly medium. They have plenty of squishing ability.
Alizarin’s style of clothing is quite simple, to be quite honest. She wears a lone-piece dress that is black with a crimson red line going down the left and right side of it. She wears long boot-like shoes. Her accessory of choice is a pair of thick headphones. The dress comes to a stop at mid-thigh, but is in a long sleeve style.
Two Passive, Two Active, and one misc.
Acrobatics: Not only with her body type, but Alizarin’s constant training within the Tantalus Troupe has kept her body is the tippiest and toppest shape it could be. Along with her good buddy V, they are apart of the traveling, Airship circus known as Tantalus Troupe. They both be performers, so in that sense, it has trained Alizarin’s ability to do aerial movements that could range from being agile on her feet, flippy tricks, quick dodges and rolls, and just so much more. Enhanced reflexes are a small part of this too. Precision has also become an obvious add-on.
Stealth: When it all comes down to it, Alizarin is still a thief. Despite her current occupation, she is still a thief, and with that comes the art of stealth. Sure, she might not be the best out there, but let me tell you that Alizarin is nowhere near being a rookie in stealth. If she wanted to, she could follow you for a whole day, and you’ll still won’t be able to tell if it’s her or not. She has silent feet, and combined with her acrobatics, just let me be the first one to tell you that Alizarin is one dangerous thief. Oh and those hands. Oh yes, them hands of hers are just like…yeahhh.
Offensive Fighting Style: When Ali does go on the offensive, she uses her agile abilities to go from one place to the other while still landing hits and all that stuff on her opponents. The way she fights is in the hit-and-run style. She will strike once, then manuver her body out of the way, and hit once more. It’s very strategic in the sense that she doesn’t really do combos, but when she does, they’re good.
Defensive Fighting Style: Alizarin’s whole defense relies on her quickness. Speed, flips, rolls, dodges, counters — their all apart of a single, continuous flow of motions that all come into one single, though very easy to get through, defense. Her speed is one of the key factors, however. Though everything else is needed, her speed, and ability to foresee the attacks coming her way, is one of the key factors to her whole defensive strategy.
A technique that borrows the powers of Alizarin’s trance. It’s a combination of Haste, and quick strikes, this technique is as it says. It’s a shadow strike due to the fact that Alizarin uses the shadows as a way to keep herself hidden away. Her feet are silent, and only the sound of a cutting blade will be heard when she strikes her opponents with a single strike that can deal all sorts of damage pending on the amount of force put into the core of the strike.
Simply put, Alizarin can speed her movements excel faster giving her a quicker reaction time to attacks.
The same thing as Haste, but the opposite in every aspect. Alizarin can slow down time for a short amount of time or as an alternative, she can slow down the movements of her opponents for the same amount of limited time.
Silent Stalker Sword Technique:
By utilizing her talents in the art of stealth, and other aspects that come with being a hybrid of a thief and ninja, Alizarin uses the shadows as a way of concealing her appearance. But also, her feet are as silent as they can be. A combination that…well combines the stealth of a thief and the perciese stylistic aspects that only a ninja knows how to do. She can come from the sides, or up or even perhaps come at you from below via sliding underneath you. All of this is forged with her acrobatics, and so much more. To put it simply, Alizarin can stalk you and do it silently.
Not much is really known about Alizarin’s past. Even she doesn’t know what happened in her life. She doesn’t know who her parents are or even if they’re still alive. She has been an orphan for most of her life. It was somewhere down along the line she actually found herself being involved with the local circus. She was able to make a decent living out of this, and this was when she was around twelve, I want to say. It was the only thing that Alizarin did that made her have a completion in her life. Mind you, she was only a pre-teen at the time, but still. It was a completion of life nonetheless~
It was only a few years later, at the age of fifteen, her performances caught the attention of the Tantalus Troupe Traveling Circus. It was really a group of thieves, but it was something that actually got her some personal acceptance. This might sound pretty cliché, but Alizarin felt whole with this circus.
Skipping forward to present time, Alizarin is still with the Tantalus Troupe, and she is quite fond of her new family. It’s not much, it’s not a lot, and it’s not even ideal to what she wanted, but it’s HER family, and that’s good enough for her..
Last edited by Altered Tundra; 11-16-2012 at 02:47 AM.
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