*Note: This is really brief. Mostly because I don't want to add a whole lot of detail only to find nobody's interested. Should this have enough people for an OOC I'll add lots more detail! That means we would need enough people to play a minimum of six roles. In other news, the characters are all human-like.
In the world of Khale, a person's heart means a lot to them. After all, their hearts are the key to their youth. They age normally, but once they turn 21, their aging stops. In theory they can stay young forever. However, if their hearts are punctured or wounded, the aging continues. There are four types of people: Aqua, Aera, Terra, and Pyra. This represents their element, which plays a key role in their magic and powers. However, their powers are not limited to manipulation of their element. In fact, most people can't control their element itself, but their powers are connected to it. For instance, an Aera may have the ability to form tornadoes, and a Terra may have the power to create golems put of the earth.
Terra- Earth. Their appearance may be slightly on the fury animal side, so they may have furry animal ears and tail.
Aqua- Water. Their appearance may be similar to that of our merfolk. Their fish tail transforms into human legs when dry, but only a drop of water is needed to reveal it once again.
Pyra- Fire. Their appearance is mostly human, although they may have salamander scales somewhere on their body.
Aera- Air. The only difference in their appearance is they may have angel-like wings. Or feathers sprouting from their body.
Five centuries ago, the young scientist Zelia made an uncanny discovery- how to make things fly. The secret is in Khale Crystals, rocks that can be found almost anywhere. The crystals are placed in a spherical item called the Zelia Ball, which causes the area they are in to fly. This sounds complicated. But it's actually not. If a Zelia Ball is placed inside a ship, the ship will then float. The captain has their hands on the ball, and they mentally move it to where they want it to go.
Shortly after the Zelia Ball was publicized, it started a new craze- airships. These are sailing ships that fly in the air. With airships developed, Sky Pirates also developed. Though called pirates, the correct teem would be freelancers, bounty hunters, and antiheroes. Their crews are pretty small and young, and they search for treasures.
Now onto the story's actual plot
The town of Theno is a small Sky Island, a whole town floating in the sky due to Zelia Balls. The town itself has nothing special about it, though many airships loaded with
travelers pass through. The town's economy is
built on ranches, inns, and local businesses. There are a few schools, though they teach skills such as use of power. Once day, a crew of Sky pirates come into town. Tired of hunting for treasure, they propose a challenge. If anyone can land a successful hit on their captain- just a scratch- that person will be the rightful owner of the airship. The
crew of course was not included. Entranced by the proposal, a youth of Theno accepts the challenge and miraculously strikes the captain on his feathered cap. (S)he is the new captain of the airship. Deciding to embrace their dream of adventure, they recruit some friends. Armed with only each other and a library's worth of knowledge on the ship, the new crew heads out- unaware of the dangers that inhabit the skies of Khane.
That's my plot! Please ask/suggest anything you have in mind! Anyways, keep in mind the first set of characters will all know each other, so maybe take this thread as a chance to perhaps synchronize bios with other players. Siblings and close friends, for example. I would like a co-GM to assist me with building and running the roleplay! Some ideas for roles are:
Co-Captain: Almost equivalent role.
Bombs: the term given to crew members that are dispatched as the main fighters.
Healer/s: I'm allowing up to two- one relying on potions and medicine, the other relying more on their magic.
Cook: Urm, only one thus far. Currently reserved.
Navigator: they have to be able to navigate maps through cloudy dark skies.
Other: ask and it may be created!
keep in mind everyone on board is a fighter of some sort. The genre is action, adventure, and romance. Though there will be comedy moments.