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.
- This is not a sequel to any RP. It's a reboot of a previous RP that died.
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 (Healers also have combat power, since they have magic), and here's a rough breakdown on what each level means. (As another guideline, consider 3 levels in the RP as 1 DnD level.)
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.