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P r e v i o u s N a m e : The Art of Saving the World (a Naruto/Avatar hybrid RP)
I C T h r e a d : Here
I N T C H K : Here
F a n d o m s : Naruto/Naruto Shippuden & Avatar the Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra
R P P o s t S i z e : Four paragraphs at least
R P P o s t F r e q u e n c y : 1 - 2 posts a week
R P G r o u p S i z e : From 3 - 7 Players; From 4 - 9 Characters
C S S u b m i s s i o n P e r i o d : Closed for now
O u r W e e k l y N e w s :
Every Sunday I will update this section with news, updates, etc. I will mention any notable events we have completed or have to complete soon. I will note other important things or people who are preforming well/not well. So yeah, if you're slacking in the IC/OOC, I get to rag on you here, so behave! I will make a note if a Part is starting soon and when we'll need new members. Should someone leave for a few days, I will make note of it here if you tell me about it. I will also mention if I've added new information to the OOC, such as new locations, characters, etc.
S u n d a y T h e 1 6 t h : OOC is now open to the public. I intend to add photos to the current locations tomorrow. I also plan on adding another Naruto location too. I plan on finishing my CS by Tuesday and posting it here. As GM, I am ready to address any questions or concerns people may have. Anyone may apply as long as you've read anything. I have left out the tools and handsigns and will be adding them tomorrow perhaps. Only two handsigns will be linked to a certain element. I can't wait to see who applies and what jutsu is made up. As a note "ninja" and "jutsu" are both plural and singular so please don't add an "s" to them, it kind of burns the eyes. I only say that because I've already taken seven years of Japanese and the misuse can be like nails on a chalk board to me. I want to add "mood music" as well, music from both fandoms to help get creative juices flowing. That will be done later tonight, if not by tomorrow night.
S u n d a y T h e 2 3 d : CSs will be finalized and picked by tomorrow. I still need to add photos to the locations. A banner for the first Part will be made by Christmas, we will start very soon.
S u n d a y T h e 30 t h : Round one is nearly finished, we have to skip Xivilai for the time being as they've had plenty of time to post or to tell me about anything in the OOC. If they cannot post in a more timely manner during Round two, they will be out. It's unfair to make the RP suffer and wait for one person. I will add some images and music as aforementioned. Our next Round will consist of us talking and after that the third will have us embarking out towards Konohagakure in the early morning. Thanks to those who've posted and been active! May this new year be bright and joyous.
S u n d a y T h e 14 t h : Well we've lost one player and we've just only finished our second round, pretty much. Kind of a drag but we shall prevail! Hopefully with better activity.
S u n d a y T h e 20 t h : Another slow week it seems, hopefully this can pick up within a few weeks. Slow never means good. Anyway, good luck with your exams everyone. My class/semester doesn't start till next week hehehe.
S u n d a y T h e 27 t h : A new round has been started, seems like everyone is still active in the IC and OOC after a week or two of discomfort. The characters are mingling amongst one another before they have to dive into an awkward battle against those terrorizing Konohagakure. Mela is offering some tough advice while the others are trying to break the ice. I foresee our next round hopefully over by next week as well, by then we might be heading into our first big destination and hopefully get some training as well.
S u n d a y T h e 3 d : Fighting has begun as we enter Konohagakure. Fighting will be with us for about three rounds or so, then training and a communication with our Avatars. We will also probably have Kaen and Arina give some kind of tour as we decide where we would like to do next. Or maybe the bandits would have a bright idea...Hm. Also ask Qs if you need to, Fox is and that's totally fine!
S u n d a y T h e 5 t h : Waiting on Ruler to post so we can deal with the aftermath of the attack. Soon we'll begin getting in touch with our beasts spiritually.
S u n d a y T h e 1 2 t h : Skipping Ruler this round due to his life constraints. I intend to post by Wed at the very absolutely latest but it's likely I'll get something up tomorrow night. So for now, the character with Ruler's character won't be posted for in my reply. I could just skip a little but that would just cause a bit too much confusion so we carry on as we must.
S u n d a y T h e 2 6 t h : Karces has posted, Ruler and SVK need to post still.
S u n d a y T h e 1 st : Edited the cast list for Part Two, as we should be ready to move into it shortly as people adjust to summer ending.
O u r M o o d M u s i c :
Legend of Korra Ending Song on a Loop
Naruto Strong and Strike
Avatar the Last Airbender Agni Kai Extended
Legend of Korra Main Theme
Naruto Bad Situation
Naruto Jiraiya's Theme
Avatar State Soundtrack The Legend of Korra
O u r T e r m i n o l o g y :
Avatars are people who can bend all five elements while most ninja can only bend one and spend their entire life mastering it.
Bending is the art of controlling one's chakra by using hand signs and your energy to create an element.
Hand signs are designated to five elements and are used to help a bender with their focus, while some jutsu don't use hand signs.
Jutsu are moves learned by a ninja meant for attacking or defending. Jutsu can be further broken down into three main categories.
Jutsu also range from S, A, B, C, and D ranks from high to low.
Ninjutsu is the main and biggest group for skills that usually attack with your element of choice.
Taijutsu the the second largest bracket for skills which involve more physical fighting and strength. While chakra isn't need to fight, it can be used to add to your attack, a higher level of knowledge and training is needed to do so though.
Genjutsu is the third category and it deals with illusion techniques like creating mist or manipulating your foe's mind into thinking its been injured or perhaps even lost.
Bukijutsu is a small niche for those who solely rely on weapons and integrate them into their jutsu style of fighting. Bukijutsu needs a lot of training to get used to using weapons more often than those who only use them occasionally.
Tailed Beasts are creatures whose soul dwell deep inside of an Avatar. These tailed beasts have left a mythological stamp on our world throughout history.
Tailed Beasts make learning jutsu hard and also make the user very passionate (note: not angry or violent) their animal's soul usually has folklore tied to it and likely befriends some elements more easier than others. The more tails, the more difficult learning jutsu will be. Their fighting can sometimes be unstable or cease altogether if the user and beast disagree with one another.
Fire jutsu use the Dragon and Tiger hand sign.
Water jutsu use the Bird and Dog hand sign.
Air jutsu use the Boar and Horse hand sign.
Lightning use the Ox and Hare hand sign.
Earth use the Snake and Bird Hand sign.
Kunai are narrow knife-like weapons used for traps and close company, as well as throwing.
Shuriken are metal star-like weapons used for faster throwing.
Scrolls are useful in various ways, for storing items, launching weapon based large assaults, etc.
O u r S e t t i n g & L o c a t i o n :
Our world will have no name. I will be listing a few notable locations that will be used, I will also do my best to provide some pictures with each location to help those who are visual. And they may also vary from the location appearance in the fandoms so keep that in mind if you think you know where we are, double check here. Our world is a hybrid of two fandoms and won't have a map unless a few people (at least three) do want a map to be created. I am leaving many locations out until further notice because either I find they won't be used in the roleplay or because I find they'll be used later on. We will be starting out in Republic City, from there we will be traveling around, making certain locations a temporary home. Our world harasses the use of metal, electricity, coal and water to generate power and construct buildings. Each location will lack certain "modern" comforts or utilize them. Things you can expect to never find in our world: cell phones, tv, light bulbs, cars, elevators, etc. Things you could find: radio, trains, candles, boats, polaroid cameras, etc. Low level inventions. If you're unsure, run it by me.
Republic City is a large port where many benders come from all over the world to compete in a competition with bending.
Konohagakura is a large village where most people tend to bend fire and wind.
Shukuba Town is rich with night life and many places to stay. It has many people who practice Bukijutsu.
Mozuku Island is where many criminals dwell but because of that, the island is home to many rare treasures and tools for ninja.
The Northern Water Tribe is a small city encased by ice with water on the inside creating canals. They are known for their mastery of water and ice and wind.
Omashu is a large city colonized on mountains. It's known for it's masters who use earth and lightning and air.
Hing Wa Island is a small island which provides the world with most of the fruit, it's a calm island where many non-benders consider retiring to.
The Si Wong Desert holds those who can bend sand as well as lightning. It's large and vast, leaving people to build homes out of sand or rock when a sandstorm hits.
Iwagakure is a large village hidden within many rocky mountains. It is known for earth benders.
O u r C a s t & R e g u l a t i o n s :
Our characters will be from ages 17 - 20. They will be Avatars who can bend the five elements (air, water, fire, earth and lightning) as well as the combination of those elements (sand, metal, lava, ice, mud, etc). Our characters can be from a nonspecific location or from one of the above. If they are from a fandom location not listed above, run it by me otherwise it's better to just pick one of the above or just have it be some small nondescript location. Our characters will all meet in Republic City at a pro bending match. They will be in the crowd and will have gotten an invitation to attend. For the sake of plot and starting, I assume your character is in attendance. If your character is an outcast who is tardy, please don't bother to apply with a CS. This is a character driven story where the elements and conflicts are an outside source to help us develop. This is not fighting for the sake of fighting. This is not being strong for the sake of being story either. This is creating a realistic journey for people to take together. Some rivalries may flourish but make note that you're in a group, you make enemies with someone in it, it's your issue and shouldn't become the entire group's burden to bear.
You must post at the least four beefy paragraphs. Don't give me ten "paragraphs" that are just three sentences each. It looks messy and kind of just belongs in Casual. If we can get through a Round once a week, that's great. A Round is a when everyone posts once and only once. There is no posting order if we have more than three people in the RP. Everyone needs to post before a new Round can begin, it ensures no one is left behind and helps keep a fair pace. I will start every Round so if you posted and don't know if a Round is finished, it will be when I post and of course it will begin again too. If a player forms a habit of making us wait or skipping them in Rounds, I will kill of their character after one warning.
As far as jutsu/attacks go, I am giving you free will to create whatever you want. You must include a name (___ Jutsu) and the element it pertains to. Your character should probably only know jutsu from 1 - 3 elements if they're older and have trained. Otherwise if they're in the 17 - 18 range it is more likely they only know jutsu of one element. When we move along, new jutsu will be added to your character's skill-set. The jutsu should be ranked as either D or C, the only reason why you might have a C jutsu is if your character has only learned jutsu from one select element. I will be nit picky about your character's jutsu, if I think it's too much, I will need you to change it. Don't be so eager to learn advanced skills, there will be plenty of time for that. This should also go without saying but don't come in with some legendary clan with some kekki genkai, you have all five elements, be happy with that.
I want players who are active in the OOC, who like to talk and plot, or just be total fans and gab. Silent OOCs tend to lead to even more silent ICs. People should plot together, ask questions, have fun. If at the very least, players should speak up if they need to leave for an extended amount of time. People should also post if they're interested in joining an upcoming Part. People who want to work with me to play antagonists should also post or PM me. I only allow people to double as antagonists with me if they've been part of the RP for at least two Parts, that way I know they're active and reliable. Each character will have an inventory of supplies which must be altered when they travel. If they spend money, use weapons, etc note the decrease in their inventory. Our characters won't be related to canons, as in this world, none of the canons have ever existed. Below is a CS application which must be posted and finished before the 21st, I will then look over all of them and accept a certain amount for Part One by the 23d. And by the 27th, at the latest, we will start our RP.
Once I have complied the accepted sheets for Part One, I will link them all in this post. If you want to wait and see how I set up my CSs, that's fine. I will be playing three characters (one teacher and two Avatars). You can play up to two characters if you can handle it.
Username: [your username and any nickname we can call you]
Post Sample: [put it in a hider, spoiler or just link it, I will use this as a guide for your writing, so please ensure this is a "typical" post from you]
[list when you're least and most often online and able to post]
Name: [name of your character, last name not necessary]
Hometown: [see my notes above for more information]
Personality: [give me four positive traits and two negative ones]
History: [only give about two healthy paragraphs, at most, be brief and avoid cliches]
Tailed Beast: [number of tails and the animal's soul]
Appearance: [anime needed, just a headshot is fine]
[list weapons, money, any other travel supplies]
[list up to four basic jutsu they know or have invented, see above for details]
P a r t O n e :
Part One will start off with all of our characters having gotten a letter from Mela-Sensei, a well known master of lightning who has been given the task to training the new generation of Avatars, having befriended them many many ages ago. Mela-Sensei has contacted those who she feels can grow and become major roles in the world. She feels they can help maintain peace and justice. The last generations of Avatars have all passed on, and it's about time to train the new ones with reckless beasts inside of them. Mela-Sensei will find everyone in the arena as they watch a pro bending match between three teams of benders. After the match, she will gather everyone and lay everything on the table: that they need to master all five basic elements and provide a hand of justice in the world. From there, those interested in finding masters and training will leave the next day, their destination will be Konohagakure, a village where they can learn the basics of fire and wind. In Konohagakure, there is some unrest as a lot of crime has been spreading around, making villagers scared. Mela-Sensei wishes to help and open the eyes of the Avatars to the many conflicts in the world. This will be a small taste of travel, training and fighting, estimated Rounds for Part One are from 10 - 14. Nothing set in stone.
O u r P a r t O n e C a s t :
Arina, Yaa & Mela
P a r t T w o :
Part Two will have our travelers move from Konohagakure to Shukuba Town where many people have complained about Equalists who people who are against benders and try to eradicate them by various means. In Shukuba Town, characters will get a chance to relax between the chaos and get to know one another. It will be focused on developing friendships, discussing history (including the world's history) and fending off some rowdy Equalists who have wandered into the town. The Avatars will also train and get a chance to spar against someone in their group. A mission will also be delivered to Mela-Sensei after she sends off of a note at the end of Part Two which will give us a more dangerous mission for Part Three. Estimated Rounds for Part Two are from 8 - 12. Nothing set in stone.
Arina, Yaa & Mela