Alright. I have attempted this RP three times. The first time it didn't start because it was too simple. The second, it crashed because it was too complex. This time, I think I got it right. So sit back and enjoy the show.
Background: A huge fantasy world where warfare and commerce takes place in the skies. Colossal airships rule the air, running on steam from coal engines, and boasting large cannon emplacements with which they the defend their holdings. Airships range in size from that of a sailboat to a mountain.
Amidst a dozen neutral trading nations, the omnipotent military forces of Disith and Barthos are clashing in a seemingly perpetual war.
Disith: The Disith Empire has reigned foremost through military might for hundreds of years. Their soldiers are clad in blue garments and armor, and many of its citizens life a life of luxury, safe behind the colossal walls of its capital city of Arkades. They field giant warships into the air, as well as heavy, lumbering Walkers on the ground below. Recently, the Royal family was assassinated by a Barthosian nationalist group, the Black Sun. This prompted the only heir, Prince Armand Valka, to declare war on the entire nation of Barthos, thrusting the world into a bloody conflict.
Barthos: Barthos was one of the last countries to employ steam powered walkers and airships into their military, but when they did it produced some of the fiercest warships the world had yet seen, which were used to annex several small nations into the Barthosian empire. This new world power became hostile to other nations, trading small amounts of goods to its neighbors and gradually becoming more and more reclusive until the nationalist group the Black Sun assassinated the Disith Royal family, forcing the two world superpowers into a war. The capital of Barthos is Ten'ir.
Other significant nations:
Luft City: This small trading nation revolutionized air technology when it seceded from the nation of Ghreno and produced its own capital: a floating metropolis held miles above the ground by six giant zeppelins.
Dane: Allies with Disith.
Cenos: Allies with Barthos:
Gameplay: You will be assigned to the ship Elysium, a recently repaired privateer that fights for the Disith navy, but plunders everyone in sight as well. Follow orders and stay sharp: A long and bloody conflict is coming.
There are many open ranks: pick a preferred one. Not everyone will get what they want.
Character Sheet: (This will be both my character and an example. Copy paste, people.)
NAME: Aaron Black
APPEARANCE AND GARB: Has wind-swept black hair. Wears a button down leather trenchcoat, with a sword belt around his waist, and another across his back.
(Since you may not have complete control over some of your surroundings, the following will say "Preferred".)
PREFERRED POSITION: Captain
PREFERRED WEAPONS: Sword and Pistol
Aaron was born poor in the Disith city of Norne. He made a living off scraps and stolen currency. At the age of 10, he was taken in by a faction of thieves, who taught him the arts of combat, theft and stealth. Three years later, the faction was killed by a raid by Disith troops, the captain of which found Aaron and adopted him. This rich family taught him the finer arts of battle, such as flying, fencing and firing. Aaron gained a sense of loyalty to Disith then, but he did not forget his roots. At the age of 19 his adopted father gave him command of his first ship. Aaron left the family, and went on to be a sky pirate, though one with chivalry and wisdom.
THE KNOWN WORLD: