You are in Vanai, a large city with narrow streets and a citadel that stretches to the clouds. Great grassy fields lie to the east of the city, in which are a number of small towns. A lush forest lies to the south, full of creatures and bandits. To the west and north lies the Great Range, mountains that pierce the sky like great spears.
Vanai is the magic capital of the known world. Within its great tower lies the Ten Guilds, as well as the Planar Library. While there are many magic users within the city, many of them are rarely seen, as they spend their time within the tower or doing things that few people know about. This leaves the rest of Vanai like most cities, having both the rich, and the beggars, soldiers and thieves.
But you, your story is quite unique. You may be here for many reasons, but one thing is for sure. You are about to go through something that will unlock your great powers.
(I'm doing a full explanation below this, so if you're interested you may want to read further.)
Magic and the Vortex:
Magic in this universe is a bit different from others. Magic is used by tapping into the Vortex, a great plane of energy that makes the (seemingly) impossible, possible.
Access to the Vortex is usually unlocked by a person during an extremely emotional event. This could be the person nearly being killed, achieving a great goal, someone they know dying, or an extreme overreaction to the cuteness of a puppy chasing its tail. (It's suggested that you begin by going through this event, or having already gone through it.)
The Vortex may unlock magic, but it doesn't mean you can do anything. First : Magical ability is affected by skill and knowledge. Second : Only certain magicks can be used depending upon the plane upon which the person's consciousness resides.
In this unnamed universe, there are nine planes. The Material plane (this is where you are), the Astral plane, the Infernal plane, the Vault, Limbo, the Dark plane, the Life plane, the Wilds, and the Vortex.
Kaleidoscope effect : While the planes are in completely different locations, all people exist on almost all planes simultaneously, this is important information!
The Material plane is where you were born and live. It's a land of reality. What you touch and see is what you get. This is where your body resides, and where you do elemental magic.
The Astral plane is a world of pure thought. Essentially this is where your mind is, and where you do mind-control and stuff.
The Infernal plane is full of demons and angles, you can summon both.
The Vault is a giant Vault of items. This is where you can summon objects from.
Limbo is Limbo.
The Dark plane is mostly unknown, not many people use it.
The Life plane is where life resides, unlike the others you don't "exist" here, it's a plane you tap into for its healing properties.
The Wilds is full of natural creatures ripe for summoning.
Lastly, the Vortex is similar to the Life plane, you tap into it to use your magicks.
And there you have the basic info for this roleplay. If people seem interested, I'll be posting a LOT more universe information when it starts.
I would post more, but this is just a hook/teaser.