The wizards of the New World firmly believe that people with the gift of magic have a right to live in peace and harmony with the world. The New World wizards believe that magic, when used responsibly, was a tool of good. On the other hand, the wizards and people of the Old World believed magic was a destructive tool, that gave those who possessed it power over others that no one had a right to. Tensions began to build between then the two nations, creating a rift between the peoples of the New and Old worlds. People of the Old world began to lash out at what they seen as their oppressors, the free peoples of the New world will answer in kind.
Each side of the war, is continuously looking for breakthroughs in magical warfare. Even the Old World wizards, who despise the very magic they are gifted with, make use of their skills to cause their enemies harm. Experiments on other wizards or human beings are seen as an effective way of creating new weapons to use against the opposition. Additive Magic is used to add to or create the traits or skills that would be required for the desired weapon and Subtractive Magic is used to take away those traits or skills that were not required. This is a very painful experience for the participant and in many cases they died. However, when successfully altered into a weapon, these enhanced wizards or people could be an incredible menace to those fighting on the other side of the war and in many cases are quite deadly. (As far as characters I will allow, I don't have any specific requirements. Be creative and if it's not too powerful that it would throw off the storyline I will accept it.)
The war has not yet formally begun, but conversations as to a peaceable ending have ceased. Both sides see themselves as being right and will fight to the death to prove it. This is where you will be thrown in. You will start as a simple soldier, or wizard in the battle. If anyone really wants to play one of the main characters of the story, such as Baraccus the first wizard at the time, let me know and we can discuss it. I would like everyone to make their own characters though, you could always play two if you wanted and have the time!
I would like to keep the list of people on each side no more than five player characters per side. If we get more exceptional players, I will add more slots.
Default types of characters.
(War wizard) Can use both additive and subtractive magic.
(Trained wizard) Not born with the gift of magic, these people were trained to use it by those who were born with the gift.
(Sorceress) A female class of wizards. They hold many of the same powers but can only harness additive magic. (unless the forsake the creator and sell themselves to the keeper of the underworld.) Most reside at the palace of prophets, where a spell cast over the building lets them age at a very slow rate.
(Dream walkers) Can enter the minds of people and control them, unless they are devoted to Alderic Rahl
(Mord-Sith) New world/female only. Fierce warriors, VERY skilled in the arts of torture. Use a magic weapon called an Agiel, in addition they are immune to magic. If magic is used on a mord-sith she can capture it and use it to defeat the caster.)
(Confessor) Confessors are a race of people, restricted to the female gender, with the power to destroy a human soul and give them only the desire to serve the Confessor who took them. Anyone taken by a Confessor's power finds delight only in serving the Confessor's desires, to the extreme that if a Confessor asks a person she took to die, they would fall dead that instant. (Check OOC for more information on this character type.)
-Any good concept that you come up with can be added. Just be creative and keep balance in mind.
If there is any interest I can have the OOC up in no time. I started to run this on another site but it never got off the ground.