This is the real world, normal human beings going around doing their normal jobs and living their lives. Or is it? Everyone is living their lives completely unaware of the other community hidden among them. Or maybe this is not true either. There are those that have been told about or have been spending their careers trying to expose this hidden global community, but there are the guardians of this community that have hidden it since the medieval ages, when the community split up with the humans for good.
The community is that of creatures. Creatures spoken of in myths and legends from the medieval times and before. Creatures that the most humans think of as fantasy and fiction. The guardians are dragons, for the most part, although there are other individuals who wish to aid the dragons.
Dragons, using their unique set of of magical abilities, have been the guardians of magic since before even their recorded history. There are many powers that a dragon has, the most prominent one being to shape shift to fixed (each dragon only has one human form) human form with ease. An ancient spell has actually made it that dragons only get their powers, including the ability to turn to their natural form at the age of 13. This is to better hide them among human communities. Dragons live for up to ten times as long as humans, but many are killed in their line of work.
Dragons may be amongst the most powerful magic creatures, but the powers come with great responsibility. Not only do they have to protect the magical community from humans, but they also have to do the opposite. Protect the weak humans from the many threats of dangerous magical creatures. Included in the responsobilities, a dragon has to sort out problems between magical creatures themselves.
Each dragon is brought before the dragon council when they discover their powers and is given a dragon master. They will train for a year with their master and magical guardian. Each pair of student and master will have one magical guardian. The training will include active tasks in the magical community to give the dragon the full spectrum of a dragon's duties. The guardians are non-dragon magical creatures who have elected to aid the dragons in their tasks.
After the year of training, dragons are taken to the council once again and given the choice of whether they wish to be a guardian of the magical community. They are warned that if they choose not to, they will have their dragon powers confiscated. They will then be essentially human (including their lifespan), but they would be able to get dragon powers again, unlike an ordinary human. They had until the age of 21 to come back an request becoming a dragon student again.
One of the things that the afore-mentioned ancient spell does is ensure that the dragon gene is not diluted. If one parent is a human and the other a dragon, the human parent's genes will only affect the child's human form. It is regular for the magic community to be kept completely secret from the non-magical partner, as to avoid complications and third parties possibly exploiting the knowledge.
An unfortunate side-effect of the ancient spell is that the dragon ability seems to skip generations quite regularly. This makes the dragon completely human, and even the council can't give them powers. The only reason these unfortunate dragons are even told that they are *technically* dragons is that the genes are still there, and future generations will still be dragons, though the powers sometimes skip two, even three, generations.
Only the dragon council knows how to take away and give backs dragon their powers, until now.
Long ago, an arrogant young dragon named Corric toyed with dark magic, despite his dragon master's warnings. He delved too far and was corrupted by the dark powers. He was dubbed the Dark Dragon. He has tried and failed many times to destroy humans and those who were in his way. He claims that magic creatures should be ruling, not living in secret. Recently, a council member was swayed to his point of view and though being expelled from the order, she was able to tell the Dark Dragon how to take and give a dragon his/her powers. He promptly gave her her powers back and they hav begun recruiting other dragons that have been expelled from the Order. They also have been recruiting magical creatures who sent particularly friendly towards humans. They also have killed many dragons and other magicals who stood in their way.
It may be time to tell the world of the existence of magic right below their noses, but is it safe? After what happened in the medieval times that caused the magicals to hide themselves in the first place…
And you must not forget about the humans who know about and wish to capture/experiment on/destroy magicals. One group of humans who wish to destroy magicals call themselves the hunts clan. The most prized creatures for them to kill are dragons.
The location of the Dark Dragon's hideout is unknown, but the Dragon Council presumes it is in another dimension with multiple access points only available to dragons and those they bring with, just like Draco Island, the where the dragon temple is. The hunts clan have an outpost in one major city for each continent. New Tork, Cape Town, Hong Kong, England, Australia, Britain and Brasília.
Which side are you going to choose? What are you going to do?
I got the inspiration for this RP from the "American Dragon: Jake Long" series from Disney, but I have made quite a few changes to the plot and it shall not be limited to the series. The characters in the series are there as NPCs, but they will have changes. Also, each dragon is not known by the country of their origin, but rather a dragon name given to them by their dragon masters after their first year. I am not aiming to follow the AD:JL plot at all, just use it for inspiration.
You do not need any knowledge of the series to participate in this RP.
Human name(name used when passing off as a human, if any):
Species (Normal human, dragon, skipped dragon or any fantasy creature you can think of. There can be human wizards and human magicals):
Origin(where your character was born. Many time long-living magicals will have to move to avoid raising suspisions about why they live so long):
Location(where in the world are they now):
Human disguise/form appearance(when disguised to move about in the non-magic public):
Undisguised/true form appearance(when not in disguise or shifted to dragon form (if any)):
Position/rank(Master, student, guardian, civilian, etc.):
Alignment(For/against magicals/non-magicals. Dark dragon? The Order? Hunts clan? No one in particular? Someone/something else?):
1. Try keep content non-age restricted. If you must do something inappropriate, type "things fade to black" or something like that.
2. You may have as much characters as you can handle or until I tell you you have too many.
3. Try keep the categories balanced. I want more Order dragons than Hunts clan and Dark disciples because they need to fight on multiple fronts, but I still want characters of all the different types.
4. General forum rules apply.
More may be added in the future.
1. A better title.
2. A decent amount of people to show interest.
I'm also open to suggestions.This is not the main interest check page, but you can still reply to it.Sample characters (one of the ones I shall use, depending on how many people we get. I will be adding more sample characters later, this is just one for now. Also I shan't make a sheet for all the NPCs I'll have to fill in.):
Real name: Roanoke
Human Name: Philip Avner
The same as the picture, but the sword he carries around when busy doing his guardian duties is blue. He also dresses more modernly. His school uniform if a white shirt and navy blue shorts in the summer. In the winter, grey long pants, white long-sleeve, a navy tie with blue pinstripes and possible a jersey/jacket/blazer on the colder days.
Origin: South Africa, Stellenbosch
Location: South Africa, Stellenbosch
Position/rank: Dragon Student
Alignment: The Dragon Order. He thinks that it would be possible for magicals and non-magicals to live together.
Personality: Quiet, shy and hard working. He tries to keep up his best with two lives, but it is tough on him. He usually tries to avoid people except for a few people he is open with…about one life.
History: He grew up a relatively happy life. He achieved well in school and enjoyed it. Well, most of it; at the age of 9 his family was devastated when his dad died in a 'car crash'. It for about the next year, his marks dropped drastically, but, fortunately, his teachers were understanding because the school had been notified of the accident.
At the age of 13, he missed the farewell assembly of his primary school because he had a 'severe illness'. His world was about to change. He found out he was a dragon. Both his parents were also dragons. His father had been slain by a hunts clan member who had been performing their rite of passage to become a full hunts clan member. During the holidays, he went through a stage of denial, he would not believe any of this if it were not for him growing a serious case of scaly blue skin.
His parents dragon masters were a married couple of 200 year old dragons. They lived one block away from his parent's house. The pair of dragons had moved to South Africa from Japan to avoid it being noticed that they live longer than humans were supposed to. Asuka was Nirna's, Philip's mom. His Dad's old master, Ryokan was student less for the time being.
Family were not allowed to train with family unless they were married couples or siblings. This is how Nirna an Willem met. They got along very well. Dragon students that trained together didn't always marry each other, but Nirna and Willem were the perfect match for each other.
He was taken to the council who put him through multiple tests then assigned him a master. After a year of training, Philip was taken to the dragon council who asked him whether he wanted to be a dragon guardian. He accepted, but has always wondered what he scored in the tests. He presumed the scores were used to determine his master. He as also given the dragon name "Roanoke".
Philip has been training under his dragon master for 5 years, having accepted the role of a dragon guardian. He still hopes to avenge his father, but his master, the 150 year old Russo, told him to have patience. The hunts clan specialise in killing dragons and was able to defeat his dad who was more powerful at the time than Roanoke currently is. The best he could do for now is keep his real human identity secret from all ill-intending magicals and his dragon identity secret from ALL humans.
He struggles with his double lives, but tries his best. He often has to work late into night to avoid not completing his homework. His friends wonder why he had to go to his 'grandfather's' house so often, but he tell them it is important. They just sigh every time and say goodbye. He wishes he could tell them, but his master told him not to, unless it was absolutely necessary or he (Russo) deemed it the right time.