THREAD IS OPEN
A warm breeze blew across the calm, glassy surface of the ocean. It danced across the shimmering water freely before eventually meeting the sandy beach of the island and blowing up through the dense canopy of the forest. In the center of the island, in a large clearing amidst the sprawling greenery, stood an enormous building. Enormous was perhaps an understatement. The red brick building was simply massive, towering far above even the tallest trees of the forest. Kinachi Academy, tremendous as it was, appeared more like a medieval castle than a scholastic building. But, perhaps that was fitting, as it was not a run-of-the-mill school by any means. Kinachi had long stood as one of the most prestigious (and mysterious) schools in the world, renowned for it's exceptionally talented students, but invisible from the public eye. Perhaps this was for the best, as the primary students of Kinachi were, after all, individuals blessed with particular 'talents'. These students were known as Gifted, individuals possessing powers far beyond the scope of ordinary humans. For a time in the past they were feared, but this rejection of difference had been greatly quelled, thanks, in great part, to Kinachi's foundation. Kinachi Academy stood as a symbol of learning and understanding, a shining light in a world all too often stained by ignorance and hate.
The enormous wrought iron gates of the Academy creaked open as a woman wearing a shimmering white mantle strolled out onto the lawn. Her name was Verse Takara, and she was Kinachi's headmistress. She walked briskly down the well-shaded path to the Academy's docks, the warm breeze blowing through her hair as it whipped through the surrounding trees. She had been preparing for this day for a while now, the day that a new class of students would arrive. They weren't entirely new, as students that had left on holiday would be returning as well, but the thought of the new faces excited Verse, despite her many years as headmistress. They would be arriving soon, and Verse was fully aware of this. All the preparations had been made, and the Academy was ready for the newcomers.
Upon reaching the dock, a warm smile crossed Verse's face as she noticed the silhouette of a ship on the horizon. The ship carried her new students, and she was overflowing with anticipation at the prospect of meeting the newcomers on their first day at the Academy. Her excitement was mixed with a bit of relief, however, as many Gifted had gone missing recently. Verse's time as headmistress had caused her to develop a tinge of motherly care over her students, so the prospect of people just like them being kidnapped was terrifying. That was of no consequence now, though, as the students would soon dock at the Academy, and there they would be safe. Verse took a deep breath of salt air and watched as the approaching ship grew larger and larger on the horizon.
Welcome to Kinachi Academy, this is my first thread on these forums, but it is a revival of an old roleplay some friends and I ran on another site. You will take the role of a student arriving on the island by ship. Although I'd suggest an identity as a new student, you're welcome to have a character that is a returning student if you wish. The students of Kinachi are, for the most part, Gifted. Gifted are individuals with supernatural powers outside of the realm of normal human ability. Although most of the students of Kinachi are Gifted, it is not absolutely required that your character have powers, only encouraged. If I've piqued your interest feel free to post a character sheet or a link to your character in this OOC thread, and I or a GM will accept it. The students are in the process of arriving on a ship, so that would be a good place to start. Latecomers will arrive on subsequent ships. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy.
My Character Sheets, for reference:http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...of-Biographies
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2. Please show some common courtesy and respect other roleplayers.
3. Don't make your character a veritable god, I'd like to keep this as balanced as possible.
4. To join the thread, please post a character sheet or a link to a character sheet in the OOC thread.
5. Be as original as possible.
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Link to the start of the current day in-thread: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...03#post9195303