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Cincinnatus & The Dancing Horse
It is the 4th year of the reign of King Sythos Rey, lord of the nation Praxis. A dragon known as Antoggneiss has been terrorizing the populace, and you are part of a party of hardy adventurers who have accepted the quest to kill it. You will have to undertake an epic journey, starting from the capital of Cincinnatus and traversing across plains, mountains, woods, and possibly swamp to gain sufficient power to kill the beast. Meanwhile, there's the mysterious Dwarven ruins of Boatmurdered to the southeast, rumors of war with the Empire of San Bedictus over the mountains, the ever-present threat of Orc raiding parties, and the Elven kingdom of Whitewood has gone mysteriously quiet.
Will you change the face of the world? Can you kill Antoggneiss? Or will this dragon quest be the death of you?
(Forgive my lame MSPaint skills)
On the four kingdoms in this part of the world:
There are two human kingdoms in the world - Praxis and San Bedictus. Praxis is a classic kingdom, ruled by the long-standing royal Rey family. Their laws are fair, their nobles are (usually) uncorrupt, and their knights are swift to respond. Cincinnatus, the capital, has a mages college in addition to several guilds. Magic is viewed as unique, although not unheard of. Most users attend the mages college. Twin Cities is one of the mroe unique Praxan cities, intertwined with the Elven city of Logruin just to the north. Twin Cities is perhaps the most diverse and unique city in all the land; magic users mingle on the streets with elves, burly dwarves, fighters, and craftsmen. Even half-orcs are barely frowned at. Meanwhile, the rest of the empire has a tenuous unspoken alliance with the elves, or at least a tolerance, and are at bitter war with orcs.
The Empire of San Bedictus is a seafaring nation with several (offmap) colonies. They're ruled by the autocratic and expansionist Emperor Fel. San Bedictus is a highly intolerant nation that will imprison and/or kill any non-human species. At best, if a non-human is particularly skilled, they can live in one of the ghettos. Their towns nearest to the lair of Antoggneiss are also under seige from the beast, and it is King Sythos's belief that the defeat of Antoggneiss would bolster the relations between the two natons.
The elves of Whitewood are one of the oldest races in the world, and have long since learned to be at one with the natural world. For that reason, relations with the humans and dwarves are tenuous, at best, because of their insistance on destroying perfectly good forest and ecosystems. They are also particularly good at magic, with most elves being born with a natural affinity. Their cities are almost indistinguishable from the forest (although small animals and dead leaves are somehow kept off their floors), and are breathtakingly beautiful. However, the elves have mysteriously vanished from every city overnight, including the city of Logruin. Perhaps more mysteriously, only the elves within the border of Whitewood have vanished, leaving many stranded.
The dwarves once inhabited the great fort of Boatmurdered until a great lava flood (whose origin was obscured through the mists of time) destroyed the land and killed thousands. All that remains of their once-proud kingdom are deep and sprawling ruins (rumored to be haunted, of course) and thousands of refugees that took up residence in the other kingdoms.
Post your CS's [that's Character Sheet, not Computer Science] here!
Race: (Human, Elvish, and Dwarven are the primary races)
Class: (warrior, mage, craftsman, bard, warlock, priest, etc. I refer you to here for inspiration.)
Abilities: (don't be OP; for God's sake, don't be OP. Remember that we're starting at a low level here - your characters should have room to grow and develop)
Equipment: (weapons, armor (armour for you Brits), other random things [block and tackle and rope are some of my favorites)
Reason for going on an insane dragon-killing quest:
I'm thinking that there should be no more than eight people in the main party, but I can be talked out of that, given sufficient argument. First come successful application, first serve! I just feel that smaller parties are much easier to both RP, keep track of, and generally deal with. Death shouldn't be a major obstacle - if your character dies, then make a new one (subject to approval) and hop back in. In other words, don't be afraid of following through with logical consequences!
Anthai Silversong - Athinar (The ClericBard)
Guinn d'Dragus - The Tactician (The Fighting PyroSorcerer)
Gwenelyn "Lyn" Silvershade - Iatos (The hot Elven Rogue)
Al - Comrade Senpai (The Tank)
Emere Zan-Kyri - Molach (The Blue Ranger)
Rylan Avner - Greatmar2 (The Utility Elf)
Moochaca the Magical Hobo (Baern McStonefree) - Duality (The Insane Dwarven Wizard)
Davmourn Chandler - Noodle Survivor (The Psychic Face)
Analise Tomie - Xenonia