Man I'm just not good at doing these opening post thingies, got three different roleplays I'm workin on, one of which is nice and ready to go after a little thought, you'll get the gist of it after seeing it.
Anyways you know the drill, before we start
Here are some things to know, points to live by if you partner with me
1. In case you didn't read the title...this is mature, this can be any number of adult themes, this does not mean they HAVE to be there no, but it does mean you SHOULD be 18+ and be okay with anything potentially involved
2. This is fantasy, and to be 200% clear what I mean by that...medieval fantasy*, I am not doing ANY MODERN SETTINGS, NOT NOW, NOT EVER I roleplay to escape from the modern day and age, it's hard enough just living in it let alone roleplaying it.
*however steampunk or magitech(or both) or renaissance fantasy settings I'm not against, even a little blending
3. This is advanced, I don't want some roleplayer whose hand I have to hold where I have to direct the plot every single step of the way. This means I want a roleplay partner who can actually...you know, roleplay, drive the plot? Make up their own twists and turns that even I'm not expecting?
Yea, if you can't do that, we won't work well together, as I will quickly grow bored with you and likely ditch the roleplay very fast
Now I'm kinda quirky, but I operate on GIGO roleplaying...GIGO is a term that stands for 'garbage in, garbage out' you give me a short shitty little post you'll get one in response, you give me a GREAT post in...you'll get a GREAT post out
4. The 'helpless' female role, is so, fucking unbelievably overdone it's not even funny, it's so refreshing to see someone make an interesting character for once who isn't always oh please I'm the damsel in distress, please save me, in other words, if your character can't take care of herself, then...yea we won't make it very far together.
5. Hey...you in this for the long haul? Yea you are? Great! Otherwise go away, this isn't a 'fling' as I like to call them(a roleplay that lasts maybe a month), this is a long term.
6. If you're NOT HAVING FUN, then SAY SO, the point is to have fun and I can't help you if you don't talk to me
7. Females only...in real life, I've been asked why and here's why, do you have ANY idea how weird it is to be doing a MxF roleplay with another dude playing the girl?
Yes this has happened to me
8. Done via PM! TO APPLY CONTACT VIA PM PLEASE
9. YOU MUST BE ACTIVE I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS, if you CANNOT be active, then please SAY SO(like if you have some stuff going on in RL, notify me beforehand, or I'll assume you've dropped the roleplay)[/B] And please please please...please please please(this is me begging on my knees) actually be active if you say you're active, I've had a lot of people say they could be active and drop off the fucking radar
10. Communication is a wonderful beautiful thing please exercise your ability to do so, even if I'm a surly asshole believe it or not I do like people talking to me, that means say if you can't post for a while, you're stuck or I FUCKED SOMETHING UP please say so without me needing to...prompt you
I hurt your feelings made you happy whatever, communication is bliss.
Now onto storylines
The Prince of the kingdom of Valoren has many problems on his mind, problems most youth his age would not typically be concerned with these days, most youth would like to worry about women, social standing, and whatever nonsense young men and women worry about.
No he has much heavier topics to worry about, such as how he is going to deal with the demon possessing his body and driving him to kill everyone in sight, or how he is going to deal with the crisis the kingdom is currently facing, the threat of Immortals and hostile races all about.
The Kingdom of Valoren is an empire of humanity...the last one that is, humans are a new and young race with a lot of competition these days, a lot of races are meaner, stronger, have been around a lot longer, and see humans as a threat to their own kingdoms, or as bumbling children who are taking their first steps.
It's so unfortunate that many of these first steps are resulting in the destruction of humanity on a large scale. When before we had at least nine different countries, all with thousands to tens of thousands...now we are but one kingdom.
First it was the Orkz, a continent wide despised scourge, often reaching heights of eight feet tall and with as much muscle as three men, these resilient creatures cared nothing for peace, talk or anything but warfare, the onlything that spared us from them was their eventual conclusion that we did not make decent sport. Despite that, five countries were destroyed in their war making before they finally eased off, filthy greenskins.
Then it was the elves, now some people think of elves from books as the Fair Folk...yea the humans wished this was true, in truth they're not too different from humans, the key difference being two things, a strong connection with the earth, and an intense xenophobia, they attacked us ruthlessly, and before humanity knew it, two more countries had fallen.
What caused them to back off of their genocidal rampage? Was the worst to come yet.
Beings corrupted by dark matter, a substance that defies all logical or illogical analysis, at least regarding where it comes from or how it functions like it does, what we do know is that anything sentient touched by this...liquid darkness is the best way to describe it, slowly is tainted and corrupted until they become an Immortal, a vampire, who must drink blood to thin out the dark matter, lest it completely overtake them, and they become mindless Ghouls.
However it also offers great power in exchange for your humanity, magical and physical prowess, as well as the ability to shape shift...not into other people mind you, they've certainly tried but for some reason it never worked, but regardless, the Immortals set their sights on protecting humanity, not really out of the goodness of their hearts mind you...but out of hunger.
We're cattle to them, sheep to herded to slaughter, the last remaining countries they conquered still survive under their thumb, where they keep their livestock alive for feeding, some people might even welcome the Immortals, seeing as some of them have lived for centuries...the rare one here and there millenia, they are better rulers the humans, but...
I suppose that's if you like the idea of being considered a meal, even if they don't kill you when they feed always, there's always next time.
With these things going on, it's quite understandable that the young prince has much gloomier topics on his mind then what most young people would worry about, he has hope however, he has heard through the dense and vicious jungles to the north, where no man has passed and there are tales are fearsome tribals ruled by powerful warrior women, there is a paradise with intensely beautiful, ancient and wise beings...who may be able to help him.
When the world was young, a torn landscape of erupting volcanoes, seas of magma and tumultuous storms, no life existed and all was barren. Till the day the dragons came from the great Outer Dark. Asha and Sagila, two halves of the same coin, life and death, the goddess and her brother shaped the land, calming the storms and easing the world into something that could bring forth life.
The goddess Asha, dragon of light, life and healing, breathed forth life into the land, while her brother Sagila, dragon of death, power, and justice gave life death, for in order to life to flourish, there must be a renewal of souls and life, a cycle. However these creations drew the unwanted attention of a horror from the stars, a being filled with a desire to corrupt and destroy all before it, unbeknownst to the two siblings, it began to slowly corrupt Asha's brother, for he was not filled with life as she was, and therefore easier to touch.
Before long Asha sensed the change in her brother, who was slowly going insane, he attacked her in maddened fury and she gently shied away, she had great power, but it was not in fighting. Instead she took another path, and sensing the corruption in her brother she knew he could not be saved by normal means.
Drawing his essence into herself, all his power and last vestiges of her mind, what little was left of him lives on in her, and the horror that had taken him over was revealed, Urgash, the Demon King of Chaos, an evil entity of great if malignant power had consumed Sagila from the inside out.
Fury filled the normally placid and gentle goddess and she cast Urgash into the depths of the planet, binding him there for all time as punishment for his corruption of her brother.
From there she turned back to the work of creating life, though it was much more sorrowful now that she was alone in it, however there was an intrinsic flaw, she did not have the power anymore to stop Urgash, and he would eventually free himself, so she gave herself to the land, becoming intrinsically a part of it, giving birth to her children, younger dragons who made up the elements of the world, who would watch over the mortals who lived upon it.
They would keep watch, and ensure the dark god never escaped.
He had been supposed to be in prison for forty more years, all for stealing a bunch of lousy jewels, sure they had belonged to the Emperor of the Griffon Empire, and there was something about it being a crime against Elrath, but still...it wasn't like he'd murdered someone.
Which wasn't to say he hadn't, but it had been, well sort of legal, there were people who would actually pay you to hunt them down and kill them, something to do with intense boredom, he imagined it had something to do with living for centuries, a blessing from the angels of Elrath.
Immortality was extremely overrated as far as Garret was concerned, but hey those nobles could do what they liked, though for so called followers of the dragon of light they were rather dirty.
But here's the catch, someone had paid his bail, and sent him a message, in return for getting out early he was to steal a treasure from a noble's castle out in the outskirts of the Empire, Garret would admit he felt somewhat bad about this one, the Lord over this county was a good one, one of the few who wasn't corrupt, had a pretty daughter...if one who wasn't big on being 'ladylike' like society expects, something Garret could respect, a beautiful wife and several sons.
He'd even managed to make friends with orcs, quite the impressive feat considering how much the greenskins liked fighting, but he'd heard it had more to do with the Lord pointing the orcs in a direction other then his own.
Yea, the children of Urgash himself, no one thought they were real, just bedtime stories to frighten children, well it appears they are real, and beginning to muster their forces, a bad thing for all of us mortals. But enough about that, more about me shall we?
This is the story of how I went to steal something, a sort of thing I'm very good at stealing, and how it all went horribly wrong
"Have you ever seen ruins like this before my boy?" Said the archaeologist to his apprentice, studying with wonder the sheer scale and design of the architecture around them, after the soldiers had driven the savages out, they'd been allowed in to study them.
His apprentice shook his head, staring eyes widely at the forty foot statues lining the pathway into the ruins, some of them were broken and shattered, but many of them were intact, depicting a man clad in mage robes holding a gem outstretched in front of each of them, they were faceless, shadows hanging from underneath the cowls of these robed titans.
It was awe-inspiring and intimidating, which Professor Alistair suspected was the idea, the building ahead was old, and the King was sending men like him to try and find a way to open the doors. Indeed it was quite the temptation, what person who studied old civilizations could resist the idea of ruins that you couldn't get into?
Despite himself, he felt frightened inside, there was something about the sheer age of these ruins that said You don't belong here, you don't have any right to be here, leave immediately. Still it had to be important, the savage primitives who lived in these lands had fought tooth and nail to keep them away, with a ferocity that was astounding, screaming curses against the invaders who committed 'sacrilege' by daring to come here.
Alamira was the most powerful world power in the known lands of Terrestria, dedicated to expanding it's power, knowledge, and prosperity, it was only recently that these ruins were being discovered, by a civilization that no records held any information on, and whose remains were guarded by primitives.
It was ironic that the primitives were superior to humans physically, they were taller, lived longer, stronger, and had an unearthly beauty about them, but technologically and culturally they were utterly barbaric, preferring to live in villages built in the midst of the enormous trees that populated this land, the Alamirans had come from the north to find these verdant valleys and forests surrounding these ruins.
Unfortunately they had yet to discover their secrets, for this was the first ruin they had managed to actually secure against the savages, who despite how limited their technology was(they didn't even know how to work with metal), their physical prowess was not to be denied, what they lacked in sophistication they made up for in sheer warrior power.
They were ending this advantage of course, for the military had far more soldiers, and they were beginning to adopt new tactics to overcome their enemies might, Alamira had the most flexible military in the world, and it was led by the Princess of the King herself, Alamira would not be one to claim that women had no place in the military, or indeed in any other position men held.
She had proven herself to be one of the best fighters in the country, and thus it made sense for her to help lead their soldiers, beautiful, fast and strong.
It was unfortunate that she was soon to meet her match.
For the primitives, had an ace, one of those who came before, one of the mighty Shapers, a sect of mages who once ruled the world, and had all power in their hands.
He is the last of them, and he will reluctantly take up his powers once again to protect the people he has named under his protection.
That's all for now, will update when I have more plots