Graceling is a book that I absolutely love! If you don't know what it's about, don't worry, I'll tell you.
Graceling is about children who have special abilities the happen around birth. Soon after birth, one of the babies eyes change to a different color. E.i. green eye and blue eye, grey eye and red eye, etc.(no eye color can be the same!) These abilities could be useless or useful. E.i. Survival, hand-fighting(hand to hand combat), etc. These children are called Gracelings. These children are handed over to the kings of the kingdom they live in.
There are eight kingdoms in the Known World.
Nander is the Northern kingdom. It has many rivers, lakes and much flatland. It faces the ocean at two sides and that means there are some port cities in Nander. The capital of Nander is Isaac City.
Wester boarders with Nander and Midlunds. Like its neighbors it has much flat land but it has much less rivers and lakes. Also Wester faces the ocean at one side. The capital of Wester is King City.
Midlunds lies in the middle of everything and boearders with; Nander, Wester, Estil and Sunder. There are many likes, streams and rivers here as well. And flatland... Flatland everywhere. The capital of Midlunds is Norman City.
Sunder is full of forests. Forest everywhere and flat land at some places. Also Sunder faces the ocean and it boarders with Wester, Mislunds, Estil and Monsea. The capital of Sunder is Felicia City.
Estill consists of flatland, hills and even mountains. There is also forest scattered across the lower parts of it. It boarders with Nander, Midlunds and Monsea. The capital of Estill is George City.
Lienid is an island and therefor the farest away from the other Kingdoms. It has a very changing landscape with beachs, hills, mountains, flatland, forest and so on... The capital of Lienid is Po City.
Monsea is the most isolated Kingdom after Lienid. It is full with flat land and mountains. Many, high mountains. It borders with Sunder and Estile and faces the sea as well. The capital of Monsea is Bitterblue City.
There is another area called the Dells that no one goes to since no one knows what lives there.
Most everyone lives in peace and harmony. Except for Monsea. Monsea has been under the spell of a madman who was a Graceling that had the ability of persuasion. Now Queen Bitterblue, daughter of the madman known as the assassinated King Leck, tries to make it right. Everyone else lives peacefully.
Now this is where you come in. You are a Graceling living in the castle of the kingdom you live in. You have a special ability and you socialize with the knights, servants, and other people that live in the castle.
Note that Graceling abilities are not like what you see in comics. There is no invisibility, super speed, flying, or anything like that. They are skills of survival. Thing you will need.
Anyway, like I was saying, you are a Graceling. And you work for your king, sometimes for gold coins, other times for free. No one can have the same Grace.
The graced are generally feared/hated in six of the seven kingdoms and people tend to avoid them. The only kingdom where the gracelings don't belong to the king and are respected is the Lienid Kingdom.
The main idea of this would be there would be gracelings and humans. There will be several quests and lots of the things I like (ex. Adventure, Romance, Medieval Era stuff, etc). Everyone of them would play a major role in something dreadful that, if they didn't stop it, all the kingdoms would fall.
You can add some more that are believable. But don't be ridiculous please, and if one if striked out, it means that it is taken.
• No god-modding or killing the other person with out the member's permission
• Romance is allowed, just don't get carried away if it's over PG-15, fade to black or take it to the PMs.
• So there isn't any one-on-one's or the story doesn't advance too quickly, I would recommend you waiting for some minutes for you to think about what to write, details, etc, etc. (I'm really impatient and write fast, so I will most likely to write a little bit faster but still will wait)
• I know this is on Free, but please don't post one liners, I think we are mature and creative enough to post more, right? (At least three sentences please and don't make them short.)
•Use time-skips or plot twists when needed, they keep the RP going. Just PM me first and ask me if you can.
• I here by reserve the right for me or my Co-GM(s) to deny people or kick them out.
• Three characters max per person.
• Please keep active, why join to never post?
• If you have two or more characters, keep them all active, don't just post with one and the others never do anything.
• Listen to me and the Co-GMs (two spots available, just ask if you want to be or PM me)
• No fighting in the OOC. You can discuss about different topics, but let the drama begin in the IC. That means don't argue with me, this is not my best week and I suggest for you don't make it worst.
• If you have read these rules, please put 'England' somewhere in your CS
• Last, but not least. Have fun
Orientation: (Straight, Bi, Gay, etc)
Looks: (real picture prefered, but you can use anime, but realistic anime please, not poorly drawn.)
Are you Graced?:
Eye colors: ( for the graced. ex. blue and green, black and grey, hazel and golden, etc)
Grace: (only for the graced)
Abilities: (only for the non graced people, only put three or less please.)
Class: (meaning peasant, knight, noble, etc. If a graceling, what you were before being taken by the king)
Bio: (optional and doesn't have to be long)
Crush: (please put the name if the person and if not then, 'It's a secret' or 'will develop in the RP')
Username: Day Dreamer
Name: *Princess* Anabelle Ajlal
Nickname: Ana or Belle or anything like that. Only to close friends or family.
Are you Graced?: Yes
Eye colors: Grey and Blue
Grace: She has the Grace of survival.
Anabelle's mother and father died when she was very young, before her eyes had even settled: her mother died from a fever, the same one who took Katsa's aunt, and her father was killed in a Westeran raid on a Nanderan village he had volunteered to defend. Both her parents were gone before she even spoke a single word.
When she was born, both her eyes were blue. After a while, one of her eyes changed a light grey, barely indistinguishable. Which is what set her apart, her eye colors looked similar unless you really looked close and saw that they were different, so nobody really thought she was graced unless they came close enough to her.
She was raised in the castle, with little supervision. She found companionship with just herself, and she would sneak through the castle's hidden passageways. She had always been interested on the outside. She didn't need to sleep as much, she was never sick, she got hardly any injuries (never really had a broken bone or anything as grave) or eat as much. She enjoyed her childhood until the King took that freedom from her. Her childhood effectively ended when she was eight years old, when her Grace revealed itself.
When Anabelle was eight, a distant cousin of hers visited the court. Anabelle hadn't liked him; he treated women badly, leering and touching them. He began to pay attention to Anabelle, and once, as he pondered the nature of her Grace, he stroked her thigh. Anabelle spun around and smashed him in the face so hard that he died instantly from having the bones of his nose shoved into his brain.
Instead of banishing her, the King punished her with three weeks of solitude in her chambers, realizing that her Gracel could be useful.
Anabelle began training soon after. She trained with the castle lead guard, Oll. He started her training first with dummies, filled with grain, and with prisoners Oll brought to her, "men whose deaths were already decreed.'' She learned her own speed and her explosive force. She learned the angle, position, and intensity of a killing blow versus a maiming blow. She learned how to disarm a man and how to break his leg, and how to twist his arm so severely that he would stop struggling and beg for release. She learned to fight with a sword and with knives and daggers. She was so fast and focused, so creative, she could find a way to beat a man senseless with both arms tied to her sides. Such was her Grace.
Eventually, her skill grew so drastically, the art of her own body so perfected, that she began to practice on eight or ten soldiers at a time, all in full body armour, without even so much as a knife to defend herself. She would take them down one by one, in hand-to-hand combat. Eventually, the King grew satisfied with her progress, and decided to put Anabelle to use.
All over the six kingdoms, she is feared, though the people from Lienid praise her fighting and Grace. Above all the other Graced, she is said to be the worst to go after you, since she can use various weapons and techniques to kill or threaten someone. She doesn't have many friends, a few from the castle and outside. She doesn't make friends easily, but when she does, she shows her true self to them.
Personality: with the people she trusts and/or knows she is adventurous, bright, book and street smart, careful, gentle, kind, creative, decisive, stubborn, determined, elegant, enchanting, sometimes emotional, energetic, enthusiastic, faithful, friendly, generous, graceful, honest, imaginative, independent, intelligent, intuitive, loving, protective, optimistic, passionate, persistent, can be patient when she wants, reliable, is a sucker for romance and is a definte romanticist(though she'll never admit it), sensible, straight forward, sympathetic, warm-hearted, protective, sometimes sarcastic. Serious, professional, sometimes polite depending who you are and cold to the people that she doesn't trust.
Crush: It's a secret (shh... )
Other: I don't really need it, but England.
And another open spot, ask in PM if you want to be second Co-GM.
This is always open if anybody wants to join, ignore the post count and just post your CS!
...though I would like more male characters please and some normal humans wouldn't hurt either
Orientation: Straight (as an arrow)
Eye Colors: Left : Blue Right: Green
Bio: Former slave and orphan after his parents died while he was only 2 years old. Now taken to the king as one of the guards noticed he had different eye colors.
Personality: Doesn't talk much. Slaves were not allowed to chat. Thinking is not his strong suit but he has a big heart.
Crush: To be seen ...
Other: Loves sitting by the beach and watching the sea. Has a secret wish to take a ship and sail to the Dells to find what mysteries lies there.
Name: Ana Zezari
Nickname: Bunnybear (close friends)
Are you graced?: Yes
Eye Colors: Left: Blue Right: Red
Bio: She was poor and an orphan, before she was taken to the king.
Personality: Sweet, elegant, brave, adorable, skittish, childish, quiet, shy
Crush: Will develop
Name: Wishes Ferhen*
Age: (15-28) 17
Orientation: (Straight, Bi, Gay, etc) totes straight*
Looks: (real picture prefered, but you can use anime, but realistic anime please, not poorly drawn.) without all the dark makeup
Are you Graced?: well you said not everyone needed to be graced, so no.*
Eye colors: ( for the graced. ex. blue and green, black and grey, hazel and golden, etc)
Grace: (only for the graced)
Abilities: (only for the non graced people, only put three or less please.) Exceptional hand fighting skills (some think she is graced but she isn't), quick on her feet*
Class: (meaning peasant, knight, noble, etc. If a graceling, what you were before being taken by the king) A lower ranking duchess, although she prefers to act like a peasant*
Bio: (optional and doesn't have to be long) Her parents raised her in their duchy far from the capital of Monsea, so we're barely affected by Leck. Unlike most nobles, they didnt see themselves as far above the peasants, so taught Wishes the same thing. Her parents died when she was 14, and since then she has been running the estates and going to court for her lands.*
Personality: She is quick witted and funny, but tends to come across as sarcastic and cold. Most young women her he are married, but she has been resisting all marriage proposals because she doesn't want to lose her freedom. Along with a quick temper, she flaunts a distinctive style.*
Crush: None yet.*
Name: James Hunter
Are you Graced?: yes
Eye colors: Right: golden Left: brown
Bio: he doesn't like to talk about it...
Personality: Never backs down from anything, is always trying new things, is very quiet, tends to get himself hurt but then ends up doing the same thing again anyways, loves to run across rooftops and free run
Are you Graced?: No
Abilities: Hand-to-hand combat, hunting.
Bio: Older brother of Gabrielle, a Graceling. Even though he's been punished for visiting Gabrielle at the castle, he saw no wrong in spending time with his little sister. He learnt hand-to-hand combat while training with her and when she's out on a job, he goes to the forest and learnt how to hunt. The forest was home to him, he felt safe there even though there were wild, dangerous animals. When he turned 15, he was allowed to roam through the Kingdoms, so far he has only been to South of Wester and Middluns. Always bringing back souvenirs for Gabrielle and hunting as much as he was allowed to. Recently, his father has been pressuring him about being a Noble, having more responsibilities, even marriage; But Rick doesn't want all of that, he just wants to explore every Kingdom till he knows it like the back of his hand.
Personality: Fun-loving, can be serious at times, witty, adventurous.
Crush: May develop
Name: Renesmee(No Judgy!)
Nickname: Nessie (close friends only)
Are you Graced?: Yes
Eye colors: Golden and Brown
Class: Undecided(I'll change it after school)
Personality: Kind, Caring, Loving, Sweet, Nice, Fun-Loving, Thoughtful, Smart, Graceful, Elegant, Enchanting
Crush: A person
Name: Killus Hall
Are you graced: Yes
Eye Color: Purple and Green
Grace: Percieve (its a mind reading grace that also has a rydar like sense too)
Personality: Killus is a kind hearted person to his friends and teammates, but to his enemies he is a force to be reckoned with. he also can be cocky too.
Bio: Killus was born into a humble farmer family. When he was born his mother knew right away what he is so she sold him to the king. Growing up in the castle was ok for killus except the king ordered him around, like telling him what to think and feel. Killus listened in fear that his family back home would be killed. So he became what he was needed to be
Crush: will develope later
Name: Gweyndolin Van Buren, Brother to King Artorias Van Buren of Nander
Nickname: Gweyn, The Crimson Crusader
Are you Graced?: The hell. I'm human through and through
Eye colors: While he's not graced, Gweyn has unique eyes that are a bright crimson.
Grace: Unless you expect me to grace you with my presence then no.
Weapons Master: He has become an expert on all melee weapons. Gweyn has displayed exceptional sword fighting capability and proficiency with knives, sticks and various other weapons. He practices during his combat sessions to keep his skills intact, but he prefers sword combat.
Acrobat: He is proficient in gymnastics and acrobatics.
Genius-level Intellect: Gweyn possesses a genius intellect and perception with almost no equal; capable of devising an elaborate master plan at a moment's notice. This was seen quite predominantly during the events surrounding the Fifty Year war, when Gweyn, through various strategical plans, is able to set the path for Artorias to locate the weaknesses in the military positions. His intellect, or at least his strategic thinking, is one of his key talents. His vast and extensive knowledge on subjects such as love and his acceptance that there are worse things than death makes him wiser than Nander Generals of the past by vast amounts. He was very knowledgeable in regards to various techniques.
Class: Top Knight of Nander and Hero of the Fifty Year War
Bio: (optional and doesn't have to be long)
Personality: Considered one of the most talented Knight in the world, Gweyn is benevolent and eccentric, an archetypal good knight. He almost constantly gave off an aura of calmness and composure, rarely displaying intense emotions of anger or fear; instead he appeared content and whimsical throughout. Yet despite his benign nature, it is said that Gweyn was the only Knight truly feared by Wester.
As a supremely talented Knight, Gweyn shows numerous examples of extraordinary abilities. His abilities as a knight were combined with a kind of cunning and subtlety of mind that allowed him to comprehend human nature and turn the better aspects of humanity (trust, love, and friendship) to a disadvantage for some. Yet despite his many talents and accomplishments, Gweyn was never in the least arrogant, self-important or pompous and in this he stands above the other great Knight of his day. Despite this fact, however, Gweyn is quite aware of the fact that his abilities are grand and would not hesitate to remind others of this fact, if the situation demanded it. However, in the end, Gweyn is a man of peace.
He lives believing that the art of battle was meant, not to defeat an opponent, nor to protect one's self, not even to cut away one's weaknesses, but to protect one's soul. Subsequently, he means to protect one's own soul; their pride, their morals, and their beliefs; to never yield to another's will. But most of all, to protect the fragments of one's soul, passed on to those that one would form bonds of friendship with.
As stated by his older brother, Gweyn's most remarkable ability is his will to succeed, pushing himself beyond his limitations, and never giving up even when the odds are stacked against him. Gweyn, for the most part, only fights to win, and usually will spare his opponents, despite initially claiming that he'd kill them. In contrast to this, he appears not to bear much regret to when his opponent has died, whether by Gweyn's own hand or because of other reasons. His staggering power is simultaneously reigned in and enhanced by his fierce unshakeable conscience and indomitable spirit. Gweyn seems to be proud of his own power, but unlike his best friend, he seemingly possesses no physical signs of arrogance or overconfidence. This great strength appears to have a hand in his interest in facing powerful opponents, subsequently contributing to an inability to turn down challenges, especially when it concerns a powerful opponent; although regardless, deep down, he is a man of peace, a trait that was influenced by that of his teacher. Although he is a fearsome fighter, Gweyn will typically use the guise of a coward most of the time to avoid needless bloodshed. However, in complete contrast, he is in fact willing to risk his life for almost anyone.
Crush: Princess Anabelle
Bane Blood-WolfUsername: WitchChild
Nickname: The Warborn, Bloody-Neck
Eye colors: Molten Gold
Abilities: Hunting, Brawling, Surprisingly good at cooking, spice making, surviving harsh weather and the wilds.
Kingdom: Formerly of Blood-Wolf Clan, nearby Sunder
Class: Formerly a Barbarian Prince.
He was born in the midst of a battlefield, his mother a barbarian concubine and his father a great chieftain. His village had been invaded by a rival clan and the concubine killed. Bane was born just before she had died.
He was raised in a harsh environment, his father being strict and expecting his son to take up the mantle of chieftain. He was trained in with sword and ax, bow and knife, how to hunt the wild life and his enemies. He played rough games with his piers which more often than not left some kids with broken bones and bleeding.
He believes in skill and hard work and rather the honest living of wilds rather than inherent abilities.
Almost at the same time when he turned 24, his father's brother turned on the clan, betraying it for a rival clan.
Bane was the only survivor of the attack.
He has traveled and wears a blood crimson scarf around his neck that is said to have been soaked in his enemies' blood.
Personality: Tempermental, Honorable when it comes to combat. Does not like to be told what to do.
I don't know where else to put this, but if you want to be a king or queen of any kingdom, please ask for it first. Or any type of royalty/nobility really.(through PM please)
I'm not going to accept everybody if all of you are Graced, it would be impossible, there can be one or two people graced in the same kingdom.