I'm in. I'll be using Nowe still if that's fine.
It... is over.
We had won. But lost so much.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, had died. All to set this wrong right.
After the death of Queen Catherine, the short-lived queen of Kingdom of Empora, a strange man by the name of Kaganax Deconia seized the throne in Beval. Unknown before then, but powerful and charismatic beyond the imagining of anyone, he proclaimed a new time of unity of Empora.
That pretty much meant war. As long as the cities around Empora paid tribute and accepted the authority of the Emporean Crown, all was usually fine. Not in the time of Kaganax. Armies were sent to pacify and control the cities. Most were successful.
Except in Lorezen. The closest city to Beval, it was extremely unlikely that a small trading city almost within coughing distance of Beval would hold its ground against Kaganax's show of force.
That was what the militia of Lorezen thought. However, a young man, with shining blue hair and innocent yet resolute blue eyes would argue otherwise.
"We fight for right. Might cannot make right when it is steeped in wrong!"
Gladius was his name. The last stand by the militia of Lorezen, under his command, turned into their own victory. He was the first to stand against Kaganax and win. The Rebellion was born that day. Even though they could not hold onto the strategically indefensible city of Lorezen, the belief that right could triumph over might kept the Rebellion alive throughout the best and the worst.
As many successes and failures chronicle Gladius's struggle against the tyrant-king Kaganax, the Rebellion would soon find many great names drawn to their side. Heroes, like Viscountess Ash Malrena, Nagimatsu Mitsuba, Isabela Sandiego, the late Ramza Pavel, Damocles Eleison and even Princess Lucrecia herself would fight against Kaganax. It was a time for them. A Time of Heroes.
But now, it is over. Gladius is dead. So is Kaganax.
In a final assault on Beval after the conquest of Lorezen by the Rebellion, a mysterious warrior by the name of Descarville Van Grant stood before the gates of Beval, against the full might of the Rebellion. A man standing eight foot tall and clad in golden armour that shined like the sun even in the night of the battle, he shrugged over every single attack by the Rebellion, even as the guildmasters and heroes fought against them.
Gladius, against all wishes by the Rebellion war command, charged and managed to get past Van Grant. Whatever happened next was only for the memories of the deceased hero and villain, but when the entire Rebellion saw the young hero leaping off the top of the palace, villain in tow, two lives ever bound by each other's actions would be ended in a final tale of the Rebellion.
The four Guilds, the leading powers in Beval and the kingdom, gave their blessing to Princess Lucrecia as the rightful heir of the throne the Rebellion championed as the true queen of Empora. The guildmasters of the Fighter's Guild, the Mage's Guild, the Healer's Guild and the Rogue's Guild, alongside the surviving heroes of the Rebellion, would crown her Queen Lucrecia I the Great.
The Golden Age of Empora would begin. But that is not the title of the story.
The Rebellion was two years ago.
It was the time for new heroes to make their mark on history. In a time of where the kingdom deserved a respite from the horrors of war, another evil would rise. One harder to see, and more insidious.
The Second Wind of Heroes
This is an RP about heroes. Our heroes. Mostly fresh, mostly wide-eyed adventurers who are seeking fame, fortune and the vanquishing of evil.
We can be almost anything we want, as long as we are not that powerful. (Or sparkling vampires.)
But in a world like this, characters matter more than plots. You must be willing:
- To see your character change. In power, and as a person. They have friends, foes and old friends and foes. (We can always work out how your character develops via PM. Like how an old enemy of your character would act on the rest of the party.)
- To see your character lose. And win.
- To start off weak.
- To perhaps, realise that some things cannot be changed.
- To be willing to parody, pay tribute or homage to, or reference other content, or at least entertain the concept of others doing it.
The RP setting itself, called Gaea (duh, original much? ), is a medieval setting with a fantasy kitchen sink element to it. Some steam punk or slightly more anachronistic inventions are allowed, but should not be the norm. You may add other nations or places around the Kingdom of Empora, but none should be able to pose a threat to the Kingdom's independence.
We will be using a level system in this RP. Levels represent combat power, and here's a rough breakdown on what each level means.
1-8: Civilians. Higher level civilians are generally just muscled thugs with no formal training.
9-12: Freshly trained soldiers, or other combat-oriented folks like mages.
13-18: Slightly experienced adventurers, very well-trained adventurers, or adventurers with natural talent. More experienced soldiers are of this level. Our characters should be of this level.
59-64: The guildmasters of the four guilds, and some veterans of the Rebellion are of this level.
61-68: Roughly the levels of the heroes. Queen Lucrecia (68), Ash Malrena (64), Isabela Sandiego (64), Damocles Eleison (66), Nagimatsu Mitsuba (67)
69-78: Of power enough to change courses of nations, win wars and destroy heroes. There are some of this level, but none of them are very public about it. It is believed that Kaganax and Gladius were roughly of this level.
79 onwards: This sort of character could wipe out Empora with a little bit of effort. No character, mortal, formerly mortal or immortal, of level 79 and above is involved in the affairs of this RP. 90 is the max level, but no one really knows that.
Levels are a rough guideline. A level 60 character can be defeated by a level 14 character if the level 14 character has significant advantages, and high levels can't really save someone from a stab in the heart, decapitation or the chunky salsa rule, unless they have transcended mortality.
This level is something that is accepted as a natural concept of the world. People can talk about levels and levelling up in-character, and wizards and/or people using magical items can detect the levels of others (Called 'scanning'.). Some wizards have found a way to fake higher or lower levels, but this skill is not always effective.
Is anyone interested? The IC thread pretty much died a while ago, but I like this idea too much to leave it alone.
I'm in. I'll be using Nowe still if that's fine.
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wow, I think this sounds cool! I'm sort of under the impression this is a sequel to a previous RP? I have no prior experience in that, but if you think someone new can pick it up and not be left behind with references to previous characters, I'd be happy to give this a shot! I particular love the idea of levels, especially since they seem to be "a thing" for the characters. kind of weirdly hilarious?
Herp, derp, herp, derp, herp, derp I'm in.
Credits to FoXus for this awesome set.
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This looks really interesting. Though I would have the same concern of it looking like a sequel.
Interested! I'll wait until the OOC is out to discuss a few ideas about a character.
"Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something!"
~ Jake, Adventure Time.
This sounds very neat.
- Let's go build some dinobots.