This is an action/adventure oriented roleplay I tried to start with someone, but she had to drop out before we could properly begin. The plot goes as such.
In the world of Jigu, the continent of Asia the Allied coalition of Nishitami, Dong Guojia and Timog rebels has successfully ousted the dictatorship of the Timog government. In the aftermath, the nations of Nishitami and Dong Guojia work to restore their lost resources, meanwhile the nation of Timog, now headed by a Democratic president, is undergoing a culture renaissance to restore its previously lost traditions.
The year is 2101; an age where technology and mysticism seamlessly blend and the wilderness are rife with wildlife both nature and supernatural. In the peace, the world prepares for the coming Winter Solstice, which marks the resetting of the solar cycle and the new year. However, in the months prior, there have been a number of attacks on shrines and monasteries all over Asia and even the Elven nation of Hasari in the continent of Galea. Monks, priests and sages of various spiritual authorities on Jigu and the spiritual realm have difficulty tracking this force as they disappear as soon as they appear, leaving the bodies of decapitated priestesses in their wake.
As the day of the winter solstice draws near, a sinister plot is gradually unraveling as a duo take up arms in an attempt to stop it...
I wanted to do something like the Lord of the Rings novels & movies in the vein of traveling across a vast and detailed world, interacting with interesting character and fighting hordes of badguys. Male or female characters are accepted. This is meant to be more like a buddy action roleplay, so I'm not really interested in doing romance between the main characters unless it could somehow work for the plot.
The setting is still pending, but I've gotten enough worked out that I can give a detailed summary of each region and race.
If interested, please also leave a brief description of what kind of character you plan to play as.
Give me more detail about this one O_o
Hmm...is this world's mysticism like Magic in games (where people can literally throw fireball anytime they want) or more subtle in nature? Tricks, suggestions, etc.?
But your world seems interesting think I can join in?
In terms of mysticism, it depends a lot on which region of Jigu we're on. In asia for example Mysticism is in two flavors; mind and spirit.
- For example; In Dong Guojia, which is modeled after China and Korea, the use of Qi is very commonly used, such as Qi-gong being taught in physical education and is common in gyms and fitness programs. Also native in Dong Guojia is the use of bending techniques ala Avatar The Last Air Bender. These are taught as either a tool technique like welding or construction or as a martial art.
-Meanwhile mind based techniques are basically forms of telekinetic and telepathic techniques. Nishitami, which is based on Japan and Sparta have Zen monastaries that teach Chikarado meaning 'Way of The Force' and their techniques focus on developing energy which can manipulate telepathic fields, similar to The Force in Star Wars. Dong Guojian techniques are more akin to Biotic powers in Mass Effect, in which the user generates and channels dark energy instead.
-There is also Qi/Ki-based magic taught in Dong Guojia and Nishitami which are taught using paper charms and hand seals, respectively as well as rituals
In the continent of Galea, sorcery and magic are more common.
-The Hasari elves are born with in born magic and affinity to nature and can use various spells through vocation or the use of a wand, staff or other focusing object to cast a variety of effects.
-The Dwarves of Akujui lack the affinity to use magic on their own, but can craft and use runestones which grant similar magic effects.
There's a lot more to this, but this will be elaborate in a proper OOC topic if I get a decent, committed partner
You got my interest now :O
how will the plot unfold?
The main plot would, however involving looking for two priestesses who are reincarnated souls of the children of the sun and moon goddess. Sort of like Kannazuki no Miko