*waves* you know I would join
Santa Claus, Mother Nature, Spring Heeled Jack. Legendary figures of the imagination, but where do they come from? From your mind? Or perhaps, from your parents, who told you stories as they were tucking you in when you were little? Well, both theories are wrong. We, humans, know about these characters because the Moon wants us to.
The Moon- or sometimes called The Man in the Moon- is earth's protector. For years, the Moon has fought a war with its enemy, Pitch Black, a creature made of pure shadow and hatred who means nothing but ill will for the people of earth. The war is never ending. Sometimes the Nightmare King gains a great deal of power, sometimes he goes into remission, but he never dies. He is always there, just waiting for his chance to strike.
Over the millennia, the moon has created its champions- beings with statures and abilities beyond the scope of regular mortals. They are known as Guardians. These champions can ride the wind, or create any object their mind conjures, or travel from one side of the globe to the other in seconds. Unaffected by age, they live as long as people believe in them. The one thing that Moon spirits can not do with ease is be seen. For their bodies are the same stuff as ideas are crafted from, and one must believe they exist before they can see them.
And so, the Guardians exist besides us, unknown and unthanked. We never see them, but evidence of their work is found every day; the elaborate frost designs on our windows, or the first flowers showing their delicate petals in spring. The moon crafted its Guardians from all types of earth matter. Some Guardians were once human beings who showed exceptional kindness or valor, but Guardians can be created from animals, stardust, or even toys.
Guardians derive their power from people who believe in their existence. Most specifically, children. But sometimes people forget, so the Moon sends it beams of moonlight down to earth to whisper about its Guardians and their deeds into the ears of poets, writers and artists. Thus, new stories, songs and images are made of the Guardians, and belief is renewed.
Pitch Black would not be such a fitting advisory to the Moon if he didn't know how to adapt. Over the years, Pitch has taken a few cues from his enemy and crafted an army of his own. You made have heard tales of Spring Heeled Jack, Slender Man, or Baba Yaga? These are the beings that fill the nightmares of children, and we call them Bogeymen.
Indeed, Bogeymen mirror the Guardians in many ways. They were made from fearful animals, cruel humans and even Guardians who grew to resent the Moon. Pitch found them, twisted their minds and hearts and forced under his employ. They are invisible to those who don't fear them, they're ageless and they have incredible powers.
The war between the Moon and the Nightmare King is still going on. At this time, Pitch collecting his chess pieces; getting ready for his next big move. Soon, the Guardians will have to fight the Bogeymen again. But not all Guardians are loyal to the moon, and not all Bogeymen are completely evil...
The most powerful of the Guardians, Nicolas St. North, otherwise known as Santa Claus, goes missing just before Christmas. The event threatens to destroy everything the Guardians know, for if North doesn't make his Christmas run, kids will likely stop believing in him. Belief in Santa leads into belief of other characters- not to mention he is an essential fighter on the team.
Pitch and his armies are now making their move. Soon Guardians and Bogeymen will be at war again. But not all Guardians are loyal to the moon, and not all Bogeymen are evil...
Hiya, guys! I figured I'd try making a roleplay based on the Rise of the Guardians movie and the Guardians of Childhood book series. As you might imagine, I really liked the film. It was right up my ally- just the right mix of childishness and epicness together. I'd like to start an RotG/GoC roleplay with a Christmas plot. I know you beautiful people will be all Christmas-ed out after the twenty fifth, so I knew I had to launch my idea now.
With this rp I'm going to mix some of the ideas from the movies and the books(what I've read), but I'm using my creative license liberally and taking bits from both sources to make this rp fun for all. So there's no need to have read the book or watched the film to follow this. Anyway, I made it so every being the Moon creates is a Guardian, and I added a foil to them known as Bogeymen. You too, can reinvent parts of the lore if you want to, to make it work for your writing style.
As for characters, you can take a character from the movie, and play them by the book. Or you can reinvent them from the ground up. Just as long as they're kind of like the characters we've grown up with. The Easter Bunny should still be rabbit or rabbit themed and he/she should still hide eggs. The Tooth Fairy should still exchange lost teeth for money and gifts.
Or go ahead and take a character that didn't appear in the film. Use some popular mythical character. Make the Leprechaun a luck-based acrobat or go crazy.
You can even make up a new Guardian from scratch, but be warned- if you do make up something completely, it's up for my approval. It's more likely of being accepted if the CS is awesome. I love awesome CSs.
A good story has good villains. For this rp, you have a lot to choose from. For years, adults have been telling their children to behave or some mean man or some horrible monster would get them. Wouldn't it be fun to give these things like Namahage and Spring Heeled Jack the breath of life?
The Moon is waiting. Which side will you choose?
There's a book series?! Sweet..... I'm up for this. :3
Wow, you actually clicked on this? Bahahahahaha! XD
Why are you still looking at this? You made things kinda awkward!
...You're... still here? Geez! Fine, I'll tell you something.
STOP WASTING YOUR TIME LOOKING AT THIS. REPLY TO A ROLEPLAY YOU'RE IN. GO ON FACEBOOK. WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS. GO STALK YOUR NEIGHBOR. BLAST THE RADIO AND DANCE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR. GO RAID YOUR OWN FRIDGE. SHAVE OFF YOUR LITTLE BROTHERS EYEBROW. PANTS THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO YOU. GO FOR A DRIVE. TALK TO STRANGERS. RUN OVER OLD PEOPLE. IF YOU ACTUALLY GO FOR DRIVE AND RUN OVER SOME FAT DUDE ON A BICYCLE, BROWNIE POINTS FOR YOU. WALK YOU DOG, CAT, FISH, IGUANA, OR FERRET. VISIT YOUR OLD UNCLE. CONFESS TO THE PERSON OF YOUR DREAMS. WATCH A HEART WRENCHING ANIME. DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN READ THIS.
.................................. They left. *looks down*
.... WAIT. DONT GO! *sobs*
I'M LONELY. TT~TT
Not really! >:3 Just kidding~
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *cough cough* ..... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
But seriously. GO. DO. SOMETHING. D:<
Donít you ever say that a broken bone hurts more than being bullied day in and day out. Being constantly misunderstood, being called horrible things by people who you thought were friends, feeling like youíre not even worth more than a piece of shit lying on the floor. So horrible, there is not word in the dictionary that can even begin to describe how demeaning it is or how horrible it is to be at rock bottom, a place where no comfort exists. A place that is so terribly cold and lonely. Don't you ever say that to anyone. Never.
This sounds great, count me in!
A bump for luck.
Since we'll be working with folklore, you might get a few ideas from this page.
I am definitely interested! I wanted to do a role-play like this after I saw the movie. Count me in!