I'll bemaking a new RP pretty soon entitled "Legends of the Sun." I've been working on the story and idea for quite a while now, so I'd like to see who's interested!
The story is set several thousand years in our past, in Pangea, as if the supercontinent had never split up. Most of the world is covered in a vast desert, with cities and villages dotting the landscape as they take hold wherever they can find water. Humans are abundant despite the harsh conditions, and magic runs rampant throughout the world. Virtually anybody can tap into the energy within them, although some are far more adept than others. Those that can't, however, often gain nearly superhuman combat skills, becoming much stronger and faster than ordinary.
The world is also inhabited by rare, but powerful, guardian spirits. These spirits were gifts from the Helios (more below!), given to humanity as protectors of the world. If a person were to find a spirit and be accepted as the spirit's host, that person would gain incredible power, both physically and magically. The spirits, however, pick and choose only a very few souls to carry them...
The Helios are both the givers of the Guardians, as well as Earth's guardians themselves. For that matter, they are the guardians of nearly the entire universe. They are a race of powerful Sun Lords, living on and around the stars. Yes, literally on the stars. While they are still capable of being killed in combat, they are masters of combat, and wield some of the most powerful magic in existence, the might of the sun itself. They do not die from merely age alone. The Helios have spent countless years watching over Earth, and protecting its inhabitants, waiting for the day that they can fend for themselves, and perhaps even take their place among the Helios. But that story is thousands of years away.
In this Roleplay, the events will begin immediately following the appearance of a dark cloud that covers the entire continent, and the disappearance of the three Helios stationed on the planet. A single Helios Lord is dispatched to the surface to discover the cause of both the cloud and the disappearance of the Helios already there, and he will quickly aim to meet up with the finest warriors he can find on the planet. It quickly becomes apparent that humans are no longer the only sentient species residing on the planet, as monsters begin to appear, roaming the landscape. At first, they are only small creatures, but massive hordes form quickly, and even the largest cities won't be safe for long...
Obviously, this will be an action-oriented Roleplay, although there will also be plenty of opportunity for Social interaction as well. Magic is an ambiguous topic; The only solid with magic is that magical energy is primarily stored within a person's body, and can then be accessed. As for the method and form, Humans have already developed dozens of ways of utilizing magic, although it generally will take on the form of elemental magic. Necromancy, Holy Magic, Alchemy, etc. are not unheard of, however.
Magic is also used to enchant metals or other objects on a regular basis, giving rise to both powerful blades and incredible Magitech. Magitech is the only form of technology here, otherwise everything is set in a medieval timeframe. Think Dungeons and Dragons. Magitech is very, very rare, and primarily Helios in both creation and origin, although a few powerful human builders exist. It generally is composed of small trinkets, or occasionally a weapon or piece of armor, although Helios Vehicles or even towers are rumored to exist. (note: no guns!)
That's pretty much everything I've got at the moment! If anybody has any questions, let me know!
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So am I, got a character idea in mind, although I want to be sure: can Guardians be playable? Of course they need to be watched as it would be easy to turn invincible, so I just wanted to know more about what you allow with guardians, and what you do not allow.
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I'll try and post the OOC later tonight so people can start getting applications in, this is looking very promising!
As for an earlier question, No the Guardian spirits will not be playable. They have a fairly low level of sentience, and are closer to magical constructs than anything else, so you wouldn't really want to play them!
However, I MIGHT allow your character to be in possession of a guardian from the get-go, in which case you'd control both the guardian and your character. Empath, if you can PM me, I'll be willing to giv e alot more detail on the guardians. I don't want to give away too much right away, they'll become somewhat important later!
Oh yea, that was actually what I meant - I will work on expanding the character and pm it to you so you can see what I meant with it.
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Interesting indeed. Still open to join? I might have a character in mind. You say that those without magic are almost superhuman. How powerful are we talking about exactly? Not that I would want a physical god or anything, but knowing how mighty I can make my guy can be useful.