We're looking for a few people to join an RP in progress. In its basic plot, we have the main characters who have the power of Anmaensis, or Soul-Bending. Any who have this power are referred to as Blasphemers. They control their souls which take up a physical form as a weapon or piece of armor. So far, the story has revealed to us some of the characters' backstories and established the basic setting: everyone hates the Blasphemers. The group has just come out of a battle against an entire division of Primon's army. We are currently resting after the battle and for various motives will set out for Primon. We need a few more people to help push the story along. Attached below are the OOC and IC of the Roleplay. Please make a Character sheet and post it in the OOC to be approved before posting in the IC.
Out Of Character Thread
In Character Thread
The world of Hocanimae is a beautiful world, though it is one of much strife. Large forests and mountain ranges canvas the the surface, and is over-looked by its two Suns; the smaller blue Creatus and the larger White Sator, during the day, and during the night the three moons of Tressis: the largest pale Inbulimus, the blue Sophos, and the red Uirtute, though they occupy the same skies, but once every year. There are many ancient sites of temples, and structures of unrecorded civilizations that are scattered across the lands, only existing to spark the imagination. Many of the Golden Age cities have crumbled, destroyed by war, but yet few remain. Those that do, however, are extraordinary sights to behold.
Map of Hocanimae
Last of the United: the Primons
Old Story Teller: It was said the before this age was the Golden age of Hocanimae. An age that lasted a millennium of not a single person raising a weapon to his brethren, but an age that was doomed to end. The end of the Golden age was the birth of serpent of the sea, one of immense size and power. From his birth he embodied all of the hatred in the world, feeding on it like leech, but due to the great peace he was starving and filled with bottomless anger. However he was a clever as he was powerful, and he saw how the world worked, how the smallest pieces interact and held the world together. The serpent went to the smallest island of the Quassus Islands, now called Inlicitus, and he swallowed every ship that neared the island. Why you ask? It's quite simple really, those that are hungry are restless, and the restless become angry, and the angry become violent. The Inlicitans ransacked the nearest island, and so they intern fought back, others in seek of finding a peaceful solution went to them, but were only dragged into the pit of war. It was only inevitable that the world was soon enveloped in the sink of chaos. Nations destroyed each other leaving them broken and disjointed. The last of the true Kings to rule over the Primons told his people to not raise their weapons even when war knocked on their door, the penalty being death. This saw everything for what it was, the world, the chaos, and even more it is said he was the only person to see the serpent and live. And so, the Primons are united today resting on Creatrix, occupying everything west of the Secretio River, while all that remains of everyone else is small towns, tribes, and city-states. Some believe the serpent yet lives, resting at the bottom of the ocean, growing fat of the hatred that lingers.
The First of the Blasphemers
The first Blasphemer was a mercenary named Cruor of the Crimson, or more famously The Bringer. On an escort assignment, his entire caravan was killed by a small militia. In his anger he began to slaughter and maim, wishing only for a way to kill the men faster. His anger rose with every man he left bloodied. His desire, and anger rose to overwhelming heights. Finally at the peak of his blood lust he pulled his soul from his body, and it took the form of a wicked scythe. He killed hundreds of men that night, the few that escaped told of how a man became death himself. Cruor was then banished from his own village, labeled Blasphemer for tearing his soul from his chest. From that point on he traveled, always wearing the mask of a skull from the first man he struck down with his scythe, and a black cloak. People say that the man withered away under that cloak, becoming nothing but the bone he displayed. When he would come upon a town, the people left, fearing even the slightest touch.
At the height of his infamy, Cruor took a pupil, so that his "art" would not die, if the man himself were to perish. Where he found the boy is unknown, but little did he know of what the boy would accomplish. The boy took the name Alux the Blessed. Despite his master the boy refused to kill, instead learning to draw out his soul when his master was in the middle of a bloody rage from the to will protect a small girl in his master's path. His soul taking the form of brilliant broadsword. Not long after that he parted with his master, and Cruor wasn't seen again. It's speculated that he Alux killed him, but often refuted due to the fact that people believed death himself could not possibly perish, he was simply weakened. Upon becoming a man Alux gained his own followers, spreading the way of Anmaensis or Soul Bending.
The Machaerophorus Marks
Machaerophorus Marks, or Lunar Marks is a tattoo that is bestowed upon every child upon birth, which they carry through out their lives. The marks indicate what the child will be talented with in terms of skills. There are Seven different marks, each chosen by the pattern of the moons: the Vis Mark, Sapientia Mark, Celerare Mark, Venustatem Mark, Tutamen Mark, Arbytrius Mark, and the Pernicitas Mark
Vis- Strength. Moons: Inbulimus
Sapientia- Wisdom. Moons: Sophos
Celerare- Speed. Moons: Uirtute
Venustatem- Charisma. Moons: Sophos, Uirtute
Tutamen- Fortitude. Moons: Inbulimus, Sophos
Pernicitas- Agility. Moons: Inbulimus, Uirtute
Arbytrius- Willpower. Moons: Inbulimus, Sophos, Uirtute
The mark you pick will be your primary skill-type, but not strictly.
Mystic Seals are a subtype of Soul bending. By using seals, Blasphemers channel their spiritual energy to perform specific tasks like combustion, or other forms of kenesis. They must be physically drawn on a surface to use the seal, a common spot is on the palm of the Blasphemer. Many tattoo the seals, while others prefer to draw the seals upon surrounding surfaces.
Summoning- This is a difficult and draining seal which calls forth another being or object from a distant area.
Kenesis- The controlling of present physical elements like rocks or fire. These Seals must have a specific target and action. For example, controlling water, making it perform a whipping motion, or controlling rocks to have them shoot forth.
Conjuration- The creation and control of non-present elements. It is the same as Kenesis Seals, however the user calls forth the element from nothingness. This advantage comes with the price of a large toll of the soul energy. The most common for of conjuration seal is a Healing seal, where the user creates tissue to heal wounds.
Once a Blasphemer first uses their soul as a weapon, they are risking their lives every second they breath. Though once a blasphemers stops useing their weapon it goes back inside the person's body, a piece continually protrudes from the blasphemer's body. This puts it at risk of being pulled out by the surrounding nature's own spiritual energy resulting in instant death.
Each Lunar mark has specific skills they are naturally more talented at, though they may have other skills, but they will not be as powerful as those who have a mark that is better with said skill.
-Swords---------------------> Vis, Celerare, Venustatem, Tutamen, Pernicitas, Arbytrius
-Two handed swords---->Vis, Arbytrius
-Axes------------------------>Vis, Tutamen, Arbytrius
-Two handed axes------->Vis, Arbytrius
-Blunt weapons---------->Vis, Tutamen, Arbytrius
-Spears/Staffs------------> Sapientia, Celerare, Pernicitas, Arbytrius
-Dagers--------------------> Celerare, Venustatem, Pernicitas, Arbytrius
-Whips---------------------> Celerare, Venustatem, Pernicitas, Arbytrius
-Lances--------------------> Celerare, Tutamen, Arbytrius
-Crossbows-----------------> Celerare, Pernicitas
-Throwing Weapons----> Celerare, Pernicitas
-Summoning----------------> Vis, Sapientia, Tutamen,
-Kenesis-----------------------> Sapientia, Celerare, Venustatem, Pernicitas
-Hunting---------------------> Celerare, Pernicitas
-Sleight of hand-----------> Venustatem,
-Smithing-------------------> Vis, Tutamen, Arbytrius
-Fletching-------------------> Vis, Pernicitas
-Taming---------------------> Vis, Celerare, Pernicitas
Specific Appearance: (eye color, Hair color, skin color, clothing, etc.)
Key Personality Traits:
Weapons of Choice: (If your soul bending is a weapon, say so.)
Armor of Choice: (If your soul bending is an armor piece, say so.)
ArchangelUriel: Alux the Blessed
>_> Do you even have permission to do this? Im just wondering because Im a member of this roleplay and I take it seriously.
Why would you bump the interest check of a roleplay that has already started? oO Isn't that one of the things an OOC thread is for? I might be incorrect though. ^^
All I ever lead to is chaos.
If, after we have recognized intuitively a number of simple truths, we wish to draw any inference from them, it is useful to run them over in a continuous and uninterrupted act of thought, to reflect upon their relations to one another, and to grasp together distinctly a number of these propositions so far as is possible at the same time. For this is a way of making our knowledge much more certain, and of greatly increasing the power of the mind.
We ought to give the whole of our attention to the most insignificant and most easily mastered facts, and remain a long time in contemplation of them until we are accustomed to behold the truth clearly and distinctly.
The Meditator reasons that he need only find some reason to doubt his present opinions in order to prompt him to seek sturdier foundations for his knowledge. Rather than doubt every one of his opinions individually, he reasons that he might cast them all into doubt if he can doubt the foundations and basic principles upon which his opinions are founded.
Like I said, Raez, I'm trying to get a few more to join. If I just posted it in the OOC, only the people already in the RP would see me advertising it. Rorak, in your absence, I was named co-GM and I'm trying to keep the thread going. Seeing as we've lost about half our people already, I thought it necessary try to get some new players in order to keep it alive. I've already added one player, and hopefully he'll help push it along some more.