This RP is based of Knight Run, but that doesn't mean it will follow its rules and laws to its fullest
There is no knowledge about Knight Run required, just treat it as a 'original' RP.
More detailed information about the setting can be found here.
Humanity has found its true way into the vast depths of space long ago, colonizing numerous planets in the past, waging war on each other for the ultimate supremacy. They were fragmented, but advanced, a species that could subjugate any of the 'natives' of the planets they conquered.
They were powerful, the top of the universal food chain with their particle cannons, their warp gates, and their massive battleships.
They were the undisputed rulers of the known universe.
But ignorance was fatal.
There was one race that never stopped evolving, digging into the roots of human planets, merely a pesky rodent of sorts. Vermin to be exterminated in within a day.
But back then, humans knew not of Queens.
And each death forced the Beasts to evolve further.
The birth of High-Ranked Beasts, monsters who generated barriers that blocked the effects of nearly all modern weaponry, reminded humans once again that they were not alone in the world.
The lack of knowledge and fragmentation of the humans, as well as the monstrous evolution speed of the Beasts quickly overwhelmed the forces of humans. In months, fertile planets were corroded into glorified asteroids. And still, the Beasts advanced.
With the serious beating humanity took, they united for the first time in history as one, casting aside differences to take on their genocidal enemies.
However, even united they didn't stand a chance against the now superior alien race, and taking down just a few of their elite took tremendous effort, the sacrifice of whole armies.
Humanity was losing.
It was then that the so called 'Mother Knight', an enigma never seen in public, developed the Anti-Barrier Swords, weapons capable of breaking through the high-energy shields of the elite Beasts.
With newly created hope in the form of the Knights who wielded them, the situation changed from a one-sided slaughter to a long and bloody war.
Many things were lost in that great conflict..
The theory behind Warp Gates and Black Hole Engine technology...
The technology behind the Ancient Ships, far superior to current battleship models...
The loss of Earth...
Many casualties on both sides, leading to the demise of once great warring factions...
Slowly, Humanity was winning the war of attrition, what once seemed like a endless and hopeless bloodshed shifted to a future of peace.
As long as the Beasts didn't find any means of mass-producing Weapons of Massacre or SS Type-Zeroes, everything was fine.
But that future came completely different, the unofficial Top Sword of the Knights, Pray Meyer, who was confined because of psychological disorders on the Planet Arin, the capital of allied humanity, turned against humankind itself.
The strongest Knight became one of the strongest Queens, annihilating all significant battle units on the planet in the span of just a few months. With the integration of cutting edge human technology, the reclamation of the Weapons of Massacre Morglay and Balisarda, and the birth of two Type-Zeros, the Beasts' conquest of Arin and a few surrounding planets lead to 'The Arin War', one of the most vicious of campaigns in human history.
It was with great effort that humanity was able to take Arin back, but with the disappearance of the Mother Knight, the loss all technological research in Arin, and the majority of Knights, from trainees to Masters, butchered, as well other Queens taking advantage of the weakened defenses on other planets, the tide of battle was once again in favour of the Beasts.
Now, 2 years after the Arin War, mankind is struggling for survival, all taboos and rules thrown out the window so that humans could gain ground again. As the many organizations of humanity moved, a new, experimental squad was formed, tasked with using whatever means necessary to speed up humanities victories. Their lives were lost the moment they signed up. Their souls were sold the minute they joined. Their hearts stopped beating the day they enlisted.
They were now the Pariah.
The information listed here are the important things you need to know, if you want to get further information (and spoiler yourself) there is always the Glossary
Humans are life forms, with a lifespan of roughly a hundred years, due to advances in medical technology. Nano machines have allowed for pseudo-immortality, and over all, the majority of humans are better off than they were roughly five hundred years ago. However, most humans are still incredibly weak in comparison to their alien counterparts, leaving them to depend on their weapons technology to even keep up with the power of the monsters. Though the majority of foot soldiers wear powered suits, they can, at best, only hinder any single digit Types.
Planets are mostly under the control of AE(Another Earth), which is the primary governing body of the human race. While the planets under their control are mostly self-governing, with rights and military on their own, they still have to follow certain rules and alike. Besides AE was also Central Order, which primary Headquarters, together with the Knight training grounds and the Mother Knight, were stationed in Arin. They were actually the leading role in politics and thus the true 'rulers' of the human race. There are also smaller groups with a certain degree of influence, like the Ancient Church or the Cross League.
With The Arin War however, things have changed, the lose of many authority's, including the disapperance of the Mother Knight and destruction of the Central Order, the current Top Sword Dry Leonhard took the initiative and established the 'New Alliance', creating a Round Table and declaring Martial Law for the time of the reconquest of Arin. Thanks to Dry's efforts, this led to the point that even today the 'New Alliance' is the replacement of the Central Order.
"In order to use the weapon to it's fullest potential, it is inevitable that the candidates are the cream of the crop. Those who are blessed with talent, those who surpass their physical limits, those who possess regenerative powers, mutation, psychokinetics, mosaic babies, and those from the warrior clans the elites from all the planets were recruited as knights."
Knights are the elite of the human race, with the majority of them possessing 'Paranormal Powers', abilities that allow them to create supernatural phenomenom. The training they go through is often fatal, yet it could be said that it is the only way for them to gain the skill and strength they need to combat beasts. They are often dropped in live combat situations during the course of their training, to gain experience in terms of fighting monsters. The ones that survive this Type of training will be given their own AB Swords , crafted by the Mother Knight, with the ability to break through the wave-particle barriers that high-level monsters generate. Outside their weapons, Knights also wear DC(Defense Coating) Coats, which, while not necessarily a coat, are lightweight, flexible clothing that mimic the barrier-generation abilities of monsters, allowing them to resist particle beams and radiation, as well as provide a degree of protection against physical attack and shockwaves, they are also ranked from 1 to 10. However, depending on the strength of the DC coat, this may also impede the usage of Paranormal Power, as the barrier becomes a two-way shield, weakening the released 'energies' as well. The majority of knights move at speeds faster than the eye can follow, while the strongest Knights, the Zero Breakers, have shown the ability to utterly destroy whole blocks of cities, simply with the aftershocks of their attacks.
AB-Swords, standing for Anti-Barrier Swords, are Swords created and designed by the Mother Knight and are capable of ignoring the barrier that high level Types use. It achieves that thanks to so called AB-Particles which allow to dissipate shields, because of that these swords are usually focused on AP-Particle generation instead of the 'general power' of the Sword itself. Each AB-Sword is unique in its appearence and has a maintained number, furthermore the weapon doesn't always need to have to look like a sword. With the lose of the Mother Knight those weapons are now a limited resource.
There are 5 Major-branches based on the location where the Knight is stationed in: New Alliance, Eastern Order ,Western Order, Northern Order, Southern Order.
There are different titles given for different feats, a single Knight can hold multiple titles, for example a Order Chief is almost always also a Knight of the Round Table, besides the listed titles here Knight's can also earn more personal titles.
Title given to the elite of the elite, Knights obtain that title if they have accomplished some great feat, often akin to slaying a Type-Zero.
A Title given to a Knight who successfully beat a Type-Zero alone.
Title given to the strongest Knight.
A title given to the head of a particular Chivalric Order. With the seccomd in command called Deputy Chief.
Knight of the Round Table
A title given to the Knights who take part in the meetings of the New Alliance.
One of the most significant tools utilized by Knights in their fight against monsters, Paranormal Powers are not abilities that you gain while training as a Knight. They are abilities you must have before even being considered for the Knight trainee program. Despite this name though, there is, so far, no limit to what truly constitutes as a Paranormal Power, as it can range from the generation of heat 'particles' to the manipulation of 'fairies'. Every time a Paranormal Power is utilized, the irises of the user will change, this being the most noticeable sign that someone is about to use their ability.
Highly intelligent robots with both the ability to be self aware and feel emotions, Dolls are artificial humans who serve many roles in society, often taking on jobs that would be too taxing for humans to perform effectively over a long period of time, such as serving as ensigns for larger battleships or operating the systems of a warp gate. Further more, the majority of Dolls can be converted into combat units in emergencies, though the upkeep, maintenance, and costs related to making an effective combat Doll make it unfeasible for Dolls to replace humans in the battlefield.
The result of a discontinued experiment to 'create' humans with the capability to use Paranormal Powers, Mosaic Children are the result of splicing the genes of many Paranormal Power users together, allowing for the generation of new abilities. So far, the few Mosaic Children who have successfully gained Paranormal Powers have exclusively specialized in Spatial Distortion and Instant Movement.
Technology that allows for very effecient energy generation which varies in size, while existing on every Human Battle Ship it is rather rare to see them somewhere else. They are far less effective than the biological ones that high-ranking Types use.
BeastsBeasts are the nemesis of humanity, not much is known about them, but their society is similiar to some kind of hive, with a Queen on top of it and higher ranked Beasts in command of lower ones. All 'technology' from the beasts are biological, that includes 'tanks', turrets, launch pads, Plants where Beasts are produced and much more. The Beasts are numbered by humans for easier identification, some of them even get special names. The higher ranking ones seem to look more humanoid, but are also more powerfull compared to lower ranks. They invade planets and corrode them, meaning draining and absorbing the planets resources until it loses the ability to maintain human life.
Queens are the ruling class of Beasts, they are responsible for draining a Planet of its energy and resources(corroding it), which in return they use to create Beasts, Plants, fortify the Nest and alike. When a planet lost the ability to maintain all kind of life they move on to a new planet to continue their 'conquest'. A Queen resides in a so called 'Nest', which is comparable to a fortress and heavily fortified in weapons and shields, the death of the Queen however cripples those defenses. Queens have a ranking from S then A to D which represents their power, alongside that they can also get a prefix which represents a certain behaviour in the tactics of a Queen.
Types & High Rank Beasts
Type-X refers to the 'Foot Soldiers' of their force, ranging from Type Zero up to Type Thousand which refers to their power aswell the purpose of the Beast, their appearance can differ from Queen to Queen. High Rank Beasts, considered the elite of their force, are Beasts of Type-155 downwards, which can only be produced in a Nest, strong in combat abilities they also function as field commander and similiar, Type-99 downards are also named double digits and Type-9 downards single digit, where a 'gap in power' can be seen. High Ranking Beasts posses a biological equivalent to the Human Core Technology, allowing them to project powerful Personal Shields and project particle attacks, these cores emit a distinctive signiture when activated, allowing them to be detected. . There can also be different classes in different types, going with a ranking of SS, S then A to F.
Beast battleships and other weapons fall under this category, they are produced in Plant's and while generally comparable to the machinery of humans, there are also type-like units like the Black Shark, which power is on par with a high ranking beast, a semi type-zero and able to wield different weaponry.
Weapon of Massacre
"Direct Intellect Synchronization type Phenomenon Probability Locking & Calculation Weapon" (DIS-PPLC Weapon)
These weapons derive their strength from their physics breaking properties. They have the stated and implied general properites of:
- Act according to the wielder's orders despite no transmission of energy.
- Carrying almost no inertia despite their mass when the wielder want them to.
- Strike with a force many times greater over a much greater area than what its kinetic energy should allow.
- Change velocity without applied force.
- Be almost indestructible.
Plants are the 'Factories' of the Beasts, like Queens they also have the ability to corrode a Planet and are born from 'Seeds', as their name implys their purpose is the mass-production of Types, battleships, weaponry, defense systems and alike.
Since this takes place in Casual I don't think I need to mention them and they don't really differ from the standard stuff, whatever me or ERode says is the law though, but I am pretty open minded and listen to common sense and reasoning.
Will be updatet as more questions get asked!
Q: Do I need to know the original Manwha to participate?
A: No you don't, the information listed here are sufficient enough, if there is something you are not sure about just ask.
Q: Is this still free to join?
Q: Can my character die a terribly brutal death, sacrificing himself for the greater good?
A: If I decide so, yes, there is no plot-armor so don't do anything stupid. And chances are, the greater good won't win out.
Q: What is the difference in power between a Rank 1 DC and a Rank 10 DC?
A: A Rank 1 is just enough to hold stand against some random laserrifle shots while a Rank 10 lets you barely survive an all-out attack of a Type-1 Beast and maybe even some Type-0.
Feel free to add whatever you feel like(Quote, Thememusic etc.) but this is the minimum required:
Code:[B]Name:[/B] [B]Age:[/B] [B]Race:[/B] They are only humans but thanks to Genchanging, replacing bodyparts with machinery and Dolls you might be able to talk your way out. [B]Occupation:[/B] Are you a Knight, a badass Pilot, veteran mook, a civilian that belongs to the group for whatever reason, a scientist? Whatever it is, you put it here. [B]Personality:[/B] [B]Appearance:[/B] Picture or Description or both. [B]Biography:[/B] [B]Equipment:[/B] Replaced Body Parts, AB-Sword, DC-Equipment, Scouter, Power Armor, your Mech and stuff like that. [B]Paranormal Power:[/B] In case you have any, feel free to add random names that you shout while using em. Also requires a description (or picture) of the iris change.
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Appeared Beasts in the RP