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3000 years into the future, humanity has declined, leaving one dictator controlling everything - all seven continents, over 2 million people, and an army powerful enough to crush anyone who threatens to oppose him.
However, the stars have aligned on a fateful day, creating seven warriors, seven shades of good that are destined to defeat the darkness that is The Pariah.
Will you be the Angel, the archon of good, ready to strike down forces of evil, controlling the powers of light, and of hope to bring your team together in times of need and lead them to victory?
Or maybe the Hawk, swiftly dropping shadowed creatures of evil with your bow and arrow, becoming one with the wind around you and with the confidence that you will always hit your target, that you will always shoot straight?
How about the Shade, the soul of a hero of the people locked inside the body of one who is trapped in evil's ranks, using your powers of invisibility and teleportation to act as an agent of good, sabotaging the marks of the enemy and bringing information back to your allies?
Or will you be the Horseman, reaping the souls of those locked in demonic bodies as you ride your steed into battle, ultimate strategies placed in your voice as you commune with the soldiers of yesteryear?
Will you be the Rose, healing the wounds of your fallen comrades, and in return, sacrificing the petals of your own life, only to be rewarded through karma and of your own willpower?
How about the Knight, using your shield of light to aid your friends from the dark forces, protecting them from attacks, and acting as their hope, their shield, as you knock back those who intend to oppose you?
Are you the Mind, using psiionic blasts and the powers of the four elements around you to defeat your enemies in a new way, a way that was outlawed by the evil - the way of Magyk?
Should you defeat my legions of doom and power, I will rise from my own thorned throne and defeat you, Heroes of Light and Darkness. And trust me. Murdering you...
• Do humans have advanced technology? If so, how much?
- Only certain people do. The poorer don't get anything except for water while the richer (mainly the Dictator and whomever he chooses) get pretty much everything handed to them. However, the choice to steal from the richer is available, and allowed.
• Do you have a set plot in mind for this?
- Well, since there are seven characters, they start off in different points (if you'd like to know, the groups are - Angel & Knight, Shade, Hawk & Horseman, Rose & Mind) and they have to come together, train together for a while to understand themselves, and then they take on the Pariah.
• Are our opponents humans? Some form of evil minions?
- I'm still sketching out enemy profiles, but the way I see it, there are two types of enemies - the Dictator's Army (sans the Shade, seeing as how he/she will be on the good side), which are humans who serve the Dictator, and then Shadow Beings, spawn of the Pariah himself. The shadows are like the Heartless from Kingdom Hearts, but will take any form to benefit their current situation.
• You still haven't told me what kind of a living setting does everyone have. How does the everyday man live? They are given water, alright, but where do they live? Do towns and such still exist?
-Gah, I'm not being helpful. Sorry. Towns and such do still exist. Even though it's a "post-apocalyptic" world, the Pariah has taken upon himself to recreate the world. The poorer people (farmers, etc) are given only what they need to survive, so they will live in smaller, weaker towns. The modern man, working a job as a merchant or artisan, would live in a small, four-room (max) house with only a little land. Those close to the Pariah or those who have words to their name would live closer to the central town, in larger houses and towers with luxuries. The Angel-Knight set would fall under the modern group. The Shade will begin in the barracks. The Hawk begins in the forest, and that is where he/she meets the Horseman. The Rose and the Mind are both higher-class people, and they live in better towns.
•Are our characters transported to this world on their own, or do they channel their power to a mortal vessel?
Our characters are born with their powers. However, they have only begun to understand them. As far as they were aware, they were normal people of their race (human, elf, dwarf, whatever the heck you want to make them), but now their powers are showing, as there is a time of need.
Name: Aaryn LeBlanc
Archetype: The Angel
Appearance: http://i99.beon.ru/s1.wallls.com/ori....com_19403.jpg [w/o wings, obviously]
Weapon - Primary: Red-hilted Katana, dubbed "Angelblade"
Weapon - Offhand: Pistol, dubbed "The Holycolt".
Relationships Formed: N/A
Name: Damien Elsbrough
Archetype: The Mind
Weapon - Primary: Doesn't use weapons
Weapon - Offhand: See above
Relationships: We'll see
Name: Alexander Crate
Archetype: The Shade
Without the sword.
Weapon - Primary: .45 Semi-automatic handgun named "Heart Breaker"
Weapon - Offhand (optional): Combat Knife, standard issue to all soldiers under the dictator's command
Relationships Formed: N/A
Name: Lorraine Duchamp
Archetype: The Rose
Relationships: TBC upon discussion with Crkavac
Name: Lyn. Just Lyn. | Archetype: Hawk | Age: 19
Strength: 7 | Defense: 5 | Intelligence: 4
Weapon - Primary:
Elven-made long bow -- Solus
Weapon - Offhand:
Enchanted Dagger -- Rose
Weapon - Primary:
Straight blade double-edged bastard sword. [Image in appearance.]
Weapon - Offhand:
Shield - The shield can materialize from thin air and is often ethereal, unseen and often catches opponents off guard. The shield can also be used as a blunt force weapon.
Name: Regis Umbral
Weapon - Primary: Spiteful Crusade
"I don't understand this power, but it's...it's not evil, I swear. It's odd. I can feel the world around me in ways that are as beautiful as they are painful. I can feel your life force. I can feel your emotions. I...can feel your soul.
Yeah, it's kind of awkward on dates."
A brutal polearm that usually takes the shape of a scythe. The Crusade can manifest and unmanifest at will, and is capable of taking whatever shape Regis desires. He is only skilled with polearms, however, so this ability is somewhat wasted on him. It also cannot duplicate ammunition, so ranged weapons are a waste.
A wound from Crusade will burn the wounded area, causing the wound to gush forth with much larger amounts of blood than necessary. It also causes sluggishness in the wounded individual, as bits of their soul are consumed by the Crusade. Crusade glows with dark, fiery energy, and glows more the more souls it consumes.
The Crusade is a manifestation of the Horseman's will, and thus is very hard to break or even damage. The Horseman's own natural strength and magical power get stronger with the scythe, but his sanity also begins to slip as the souls of his foes shriek in his mind. Thus, a fully charged Horseman is more of a detriment to his allies than a blessing, as his shadowy arsenal of magic and weaponry may turn against anyone, and his natural Empathy shrieks out the curses of the dead sharing his insanity with others.
Regis has found a way to pour some of the power of the souls out of himself in order to retain his sanity and boost the might of his allies.
Relationships Formed: N/A, pm me someone and we'll chat about how our characters would interact.
Basically trying to use the empathy/spirit aspects of the class and make it a bit dark in how it looks, a Horseman of the Apocalypse theme. Decided to make the soul reaping somewhat detrimental to a selfish horseman, but quite useful to a selfless supporty one. A selfish horseman will become very strong and die because he's insane and useless. A selfless one will become very strong and boost his allies as well.
For Regis's personality, I'm having him be a very nice, kind, gentle dude who is extremely good with people due to the whole talks with spirits/animals/empathy thing. Haven't fleshed his personality out beyond that, but I'm imagining him as a bit overly passionate, pretty ditzy and poorly educated(possibly illiterate depending on how much that makes sense in this setting).
He was just a simple farm boy who seemed to understand people a bit too well. He freaked people out with his unnatural empathy, and when he first accidentally manifested the Crusade his parents tried to escape with him, fearing what some of the other villagers would do. As his powers manifested more and more, he and his parents kept having to move until eventually they were killed defending him. In his rage, he avenged them and stole the souls of those who killed them, forever changing to his new, unsettling appearance. His weapon and armor are both manifestations of his soul, as is all of his magic.
Although his armor can be completely destroyed, as it is a mere magical effect, Crusade is essentially his weaponized soul. If it breaks, he dies.
Regis has no idea how to use a lot of his powers, so he wastes a lot of energy. Even though his magic is equal to the Mind's, he's kind of shitty at it(look at that int). Mind would rip someone in half with a thought. Regis would waste a whole lot of energy blasting them with dark fire, and only manage to wound them.
His massive strength is a result of his soul stealing, which empowered him. He's unskilled at fighting, however(represented by his poor defense) due to a lack of any form of training.
Sort of a jack of trades, though a fragile one. Support powers through soul manipulation, heavy damaging power both physically and magically, good non-combat social skills through spirit speaking and empathy. Not as good at physical fighting as the Knight, not as good at magic as the Mind, not as good at support as the Rose(and he can't heal wounds, just boost equipment), and lacks the intelligence of any of them(uneducated ditzy farmboy).
IC IS NOW IN DEVELOPMENT.
Updates: 8-24-2013, 9:17AM - Knight's Ultimate Advancement was changed to MalTheAwesome's suggestion.
8-25-2013, 12:34PM - The section "character powers & archetypes" has been removed.
8-25-2013, 12:35PM - All roles have been filled.