An original Insidious Apparatus Roleplay
A world inspired by Ellis Ark
There are many places, many worlds and many skies, and in each place there are reasons for life and death whether one chooses to live life to the fullest, or merely sit and wait to die is apparently up to the person living a select life; if they are lucky that is. For many life is not something that is able to be directed where as some are slaves, controlled by others to do a master’s bidding, or possibly bedridden with no choice but to stay home, yet then there is the possibility of those whom don’t have a home. Some have no choice on this matter as they are penniless to have a living space, but others have chosen a mere nomadic lifestyle so that a permanent home is not needed.
In any light, the worlds are full of any number of the above situations again and again and undoubtedly many more that one’s mind might sputter trying to think of. Somewhere out there in comparison to the Earth or Milkyway, maybe beyond even the reaches of mere physical and spiritual space light shines upon a place called Tuurkalumys.
Though normally Tuurkalumys is not in a state of war that is consuming the planet, certain countries have feuds and like in any other place there is hatred among races and past events remain heavy on people’s minds and in their hearts, which with more cause can bring about problems that nobody wants. Technology and magick exist beyond what other places have come up with, or in some cases have no resources to control and the fusion of these two into techomagick and other energies that can make the world go round. Now Tuurkalumys is a diverse place from most standards as there are a phenomenal amount of creatures and combinations of these creatures that live, exist, and even coexist together with no problems, but there ARE still of course some problems.
Something has to make the world go round and on Tuurkalumys it’s a force called Essence. It could be considered a substance, but essence is more of an existence than anything else. It is known as the very core, the life if you will; of Tuurkalumys itself. This stuff isn’t just energy, or force, or power, but it is what makes everything tick. Everything has essence no matter how minuscule the amount. Essence is just as important to the body as blood, or the need in a lot of creatures to breathe air. Everything has essence inside it and it doesn’t matter if it is a piece of cheese, or a giant six headed snail(yes these do exist). There are those whom only have the small amounts needed to stay alive and live normally, but those with surplus manage to obtain extraordinary abilities that may spawn from nature or forms of magick, but whatever comes with it, those with power are not always responsible. Even animals at times have powers that can outmatch a normal person at anytime, and in some cases even weaponry that is used against a life form with special essence induced properties.
With all that said, Tuurkalumys is all well and good, but there is a lot that goes on behind closed doors, and for the past few years, experimentation has been on the rise along with journeys into a rediscovered area that had been somewhat lost after a cataclysm many years prior. Essence in this area known as Merr is off the charts and most machinery does not work there and the continents are more interested in that than the government’s well doing, or so it seems.
Hell this is an rp about a world filled with terrors and wonders. Both life and death has its complications and the like so in any case, reveal your character to this world in all their glory. The question is what plans do your characters have for this world and it's secrets, and how do you plan to do it??(Yes a lot will happen. No this is not literally a sandbox rp.)
A dominant continent that is probably the most complicated and warped of all. This gargantuan land mass floats 22 thousand feet above the Coanise Ocean in the south west of the world. It is also the continent closest to Fortain, the technowild continent. Zero Ark has many aspects in the make up of the continent, and 3 massive and completely different countries compose this realm.
The Akaizen Republic
Once a beautiful wilderness that had lots of beautiful wildlife and natural wonders, but over time, it has changed into a place that almost entirely artificial, but this "fake" beauty easily makes up for such a loss. Akaizen has technology above all other countries, making the use of essence technology that most can only dream about. It has It's cities that are a marvel like one has never seen, and it isn't uncommon for tourists to spend money, simply to come see one of these cities, or visit one of the vast sky scrapers that seem to soar up and up into the sky. Simply put, the Akaizen Republic is a more than futuristic place. Cubia Beta is also here, and this city is much like the others in the Akaizen territory, but it is much larger and diverse. This city also houses the Icon Tower, a building that is almost as long as it is tall, and that is saying a lot. Being made out of an unknown, material, this building alone can support almost all of Cubia Beta by itself. The Icon Tower is also the present location of Omega, a weapon that transcends time and space.
One of the odder areas in Zero Ark, second in terms of making no sense at all. During the day, temperatures here are extremely hot, to the point where staying outside for more than a few minutes can prove fatal in some cases, because of such extreme heat. The blistering temperatures have left the ground barren, and parched, but that is only half of it. During the night hours, Ashen changes in a frozen tundra, and the temperatures drop well below what most creatures, other than Norlaes can handle. If one were to take a deep breath while not wearing the correct equipment, their lungs could be frozen instantly. Because of this climate, domed areas have been erected to house life and they are fueled by essence technology and magick. Each of these cities has power enough to pick and move across Ashen. There are elements of magick and technology present, along with the normal essential force seen throughout the world.
This is the smallest country in Zero Ark, but that is only in comparison to the other countries, because it is still large. This is a place where outcasts and such live, and those who either are trying to escape the law, or possibly looking for bounties. The most abnormal area of all, a mysterious crater seems to suck light into the country, but somehow does not let it back out all the way. This makes for the appearance of a large dome of darkness that encases all of the Undasien Regiment. However when taking but a single step into the Regiment's confines, there is light, like any other place. The facilities that house murderers and those locked away for crimes are located here, and this is also the place where the experimental labs are. All in all, the Undasien Regiment is a very dark place to be.
The technowilderness continent. It has many aspects of both nature, but also ultimate technology. It is the third largest continent, located only a couple hundred miles from Zero Ark, on the east side of the Coanise Ocean. Surrounded by water on every side, but the north, this continent is the only peninsula of the four continents.
The continent consists of but two extremely vast countries named, Torasha, and Fortainia after the continent itself.
TorashaA country that is covered in dense forests and fortifications that contain bases for military purposes, spread through out it's surface. This country has a smaller population because it is mainly a military state, but the people that do live there seem to be skilled in various fighting techniques, involving the use of powerful essence abilities. There are few cities scattered across Torasha, but there are almost ten times more villages and towns. The wilderness here is very dangerous and mysterious, and or the most part, like the areas between cities in other countries, it is not very wise to stay out and about due to bandits, rogues and many other dangers.
This is the second country in Fortain and is the main source of wealth and income, and also where the weapons and such are manufactured before being sent off to Torasha. Fortain has extremely advanced cities on par with those of Zero Ark, but these cities also have a natural beauty mixed in, while Zero Ark's seem to be entirely artificial. Long ago a meteorite so large that when it crashed, the entire primitive nation of Fortain was wiped out, sits on the south side of Fortain. This meteorite ended up sustaining tons of life, and after years, the Siore Meteorite grew a tree in its center. This tree is constantly growing, but very slowly and it is suspected to have to do with the strange soil at its base, that seems to be connected to the world's core, and possibly even fueled by a well of essence, also Azroth is the grand capital here, and it is housed inside the tree itself.
Located to the far north of the world and for the most part is very cold and has large mountain ranges. Numerous battles have been waged here and this is the most heavily damaged continent from the war of long ago that never recovered. There are three countries here and each one is different, but they are closely related in terms of the people that live there and ways of life.
Is a country that is largely populated up in the mountains. Its gorgeous cities are built directly into the mountain sides and crystal is used in it's modern structure. The ice element is used here in the construct of buildings and chrome digizoid, amplified ice, and crystals are used to make up the landscape. The mountain sides are carved out and these cities are the basis for all kinds of activity and jobs. Deep in the largest range named Razna, a sapphire mine is constantly being searched in for raw jewels and such for wealth. Any one may enter here, simply because this area is overrun by vicious monsters. A top Mt. Razna, the capitol of Psiro is located. This city is smaller than other cities, but the shrines and jeweled buildings are wonders to look at. There is a floating shrine in the center of Auralis that houses the Continental Weapon, or Soulrite stone.
Located away from the mountains in the center of Yoshuage, this is nothing more than a huge frozen wasteland. This was where a battle of grand caliber once took place, and afterwards all the cities, were either completely wiped out, or taken apart for resources. There are an array of different towns and villages, but no overly large cities. Muragans make the use of powerful ice spells fueled by condensed amounts of essence, but they also invoke in some odd rituals that the people of Nahtz don't find appealing. This country houses the most people of Yoshuage as well.
A country that in contrast to the rest of Psiro is extremely hot and it's climate is devastating. This place is mostly barren and there are few to no inhabitants here. During the war, the over use of fire essence caused a cataclysmic event, the large volcano in the center of Noswald erupted, and destroyed the country with a chain of horrific seismic and volcanic activity that made everyone flee out. Now, the old cities, or what's left of them are still there, and explorers can often be found searching these ruins for treasure, or weapons of mass destruction, but the search is hard because of the heat and beasts that have taken residence there.
We’re sorry; At this point in time there is no information on this location. All machines have been destroyed and hearsay from those returning cannot be taken seriously. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Sol Urne industries are working on this…
Name: Go wild
Age: Go wilder
Race: Go ahead and make one up if you want
Place of Birth: What do you call home?
Essence Ability: Refer to the intro for information. Make sure any ability you have is EXPLAINED. I want descriptions people.
Appearance: (At least three paragraphs, two with a pic!)
Personality: (At least three paragraphs, please!)
Skills: (Feats your character is capable of that is not generated by their essence. IE: Your OC is a sniper.)
Armaments: (Weapons/tools/gadgets your character has on their person.)
Biography: (Two paragraphs will do, later on more templates with epic bios will be rewarded)
1. Lets try and have fun in this rp, make sure to adhere to the roles of the role playing section and those of the site itself.
2. Mention if you won’t be able to post as to not cause lag. Post it in the thread or PM me.
3. Be CREATIVE. Let loose and expand your knowledge into your role playing experience.
4. Put “Who’s gonna die??” at the top of your template.
5. If I have a problem with your template, fix it. I don’t plan on rejecting much unless it doesn’t make sense.
6. I lied, Instead put "Giggles"
7. If a fight breaks out, keep it real. People get wrecked in battles, post damage as it applies. Slight power playing is allowed but only to keep battles running smoothly and only with physical attacks. Role players are expected to be able to post accordingly and calculate damage fairly depending on posts.
8. If you have questions, then ask them, there’s no reasons to be left in the dark so I’ll help in those areas as much as possible.
9. This rp will have a lot of twists and turns. Make sure you are able to keep up <3
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Continental Leader Characters
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Name: Corbinek Zelkonis
This race is a mystery, supposedly Corbinek and his brother are the only two on the planet. Corbinek claims that he is some offshoot of the event that ended up forming sentient life forms but with an additional strain of DNA that made them a kind of super being. Due to the cosmic energy that suffuses an Orsanite's body and the mental stability they have over their physiological processes, the Orsanites are effectively immortal. They live for millennia, possibly forever, do not fatigue from physical exertion, and are unaffected by environmental extremes of cold and heat. Corbinek has stated that he and his brother are able to absorb oxygen directly from water, and therefore cannot drown. Corbink hasn't yet explained why he and his brother look entirely different however.
Place of Birth: ???
Now resides in Zero Ark: Cubia Beta
Void of Manifestation
Corbinek's essence is odd, it has acted to produce a dimension inside of his core that manifests astronomical quantities of pure essence. He can alter/mold this force with an influence so great that he can manifest varying forms and states of matter from seemingly nothing. This kind of power has given Corbinek the means to employ several forms of actual creation and extends even further to give him restorative abilities that apply to his physiology and ability to create matter.Though he has an extensive amount of essence at his disposal, Corbinek's core can lose stability if he creates too many large objects within a short period of time. The seriousness of this effect causes this loss of stability that can start de-materialization of what he has created if so, causing the creations to break completely down unto the simple aspects of matter they were made from but Corbinek is experienced enough to not over exert himself. Currently the ability to create life, souls, organic material and the like is out of his reach.(so he claims)
Hands of the Heavens
This is undoubtedly Corbinek's most complicated ability and the one with the most dangerous potential. By using his hands he is able to induce something similar to a big bang event within the dimension inside himself, thus allotting him the influence to create on a cosmic scale. He can create virtually any cosmic body such as moons, asteroids, planets, stars, nebula, solar systems, galaxies and other objects within the universe that exist or have the potential to exist using his hands as guidance. Because of the complex nature of said objects and the massive quantity of essence it takes to create any type of cosmic body, Corbinek normally only manifests micro versions of whatever cosmic body he creates. Whilst he can create celestial bodies, Corbinek can also manipulate the bodies he makes and create effects upon them in any way he desires that is a possibility via the creation. His own manifestation of these bodies also cancels the effects of certain forces of nature upon the celestial bodies. IE: Their own gravity versus the planet's gravitational pull, or the effects of density and mass associated with a cosmic body.
From his control of essence, Corbinek can create an apparatus at will that acts as a mobile suit made of any materials Corbinek wishes. He is able to animate this pilot-able fighting robot and manipulate it to have varying arsenals and effects, weaponry and support features. These mecha are even semi-sentient and have an undying loyalty to Corbinek. At Corbinek's level of expertise and manipulation there is barely a limit in creating a mecha including size, abilities and purpose for combat
Corbinek can reconstruct or recreate anything that has been destroyed, but only things that have literally been destroyed or annihilated. Using his void of manifestation allows him to rebuild these things even stronger or in a better state of existence than before they were destroyed.
If Corbinek's body is destroyed, the essence produced by his void will reconstitute and assemble him back to his complete original state.
Corbinek has immense memory and other mental capacities, allowing thinking on various different levels at once and while multitasking. He can immediately conceive complex formulas and models, possible results and other factors as well as recall everything he has experienced, connecting and comparing known facts flawlessly. Corbinek has a genius that is incalculable by any means most can comprehend as his ideals surpass previous known mechanics/ideals etc. He already has a complete genius in virtually all known fields of advanced science and has created technology far exceeding other previous fields as mentioned. In fact most of the technology in Zero Ark was developed or influenced by him.
Essence is something that has been grafted unto Corbinek in a way that he understands it and can "see" it to many ends with his eyes closed. He is able to ascertain information and view his surroundings in a way where the very blueprints and intentions are to be witnessed. Such an ability comes in very useful for Corbinek as he is able to keep both eyes closed...
Corbinek has an appearance that is something that one might see in a dream turned into a nightmare, or vice versa. The hue of his skin is a reddish-magenta, with some areas where the skin lightens, or is darkened a bit irregularly. Along his body there are vibrant teal lines on certain areas that radiate some kind of distortion field around him Corbinek that can blur the features of him on and off.
Corbinek’s face and head have an overall calm expression set to them, which can be considered a complete contrast to the features that are actually there. An inch or so above his eye brows, on either side of the head, Corbinek has set of sky blue horns that move out and slightly downward. Above these, there is another set of horns, yet they curve upward, and then finally on top on his head in the center there is another horn, which has a point on it. Each of these horns has a few black rings around it that connect to bands coming out of his skull and then going back into it between the horns. In the center of Corbinek's forehead where the skin is lighter, there is a teal circular mark with lines curving up the sides, and one going straight up about an inch. There are matching colored lines above around the corners of his eyes, his eye lids are partially blue as well. There are two dark lines on his face, and a single red line extending from his bottom lip. Though they are normally closed, Corbinek's eyes could easily be the most unique part of his face or even body.
The body Corbinek has is completely void of clothing, and he is completely naked, his body free to view for everyone. His shoulders are rather broad, but not bulkily so. They are muscled, only to where they are obviously not just there, and have been made use of at some point in time. From his shoulders two bands jut out from the skin, and curve around and into the shoulder blades, and right above the pectoral muscles. Between these bands, there are two light blue lines. Corbinek's left arm is of an average size, but underneath the fleshy outside are hardened muscles, though his biceps and triceps are larger than the average male of most species. His right arm has no muscle definition at all, mainly because it is a shiny white metallic arm with some type of glyph on it. The hand on this arm looks just like the opposite hand and isn't technological.
His pectorals are firm, and muscled like the rest of his body, and there is a white ring piercing the left nipple. Traveling further down, his abdomen is defined, but only with a 4 pack, moving to the waist and obvious love-handles, which both have a bright blue hue circling them. There is also a blue emblem similar to the one on Corbinek's forehead on his lover back.
Though he IS naked, and as you stop at the groin area, there is no significant notation on his body of anything provocatively sexual, or lewd areas showing in the front, just a bit of a gleaming dull blue-white orb in that area that is seemingly grafted into the skin. However on the backside, his buttocks are completely visible, and are mores or less perfect globes of rounded muscular flesh that taper off into defined thighs that go with his muscular legs.(lol hot booty)
Corbinek is rather complex in his beliefs, and most of his actions are based on how he actually feels like displaying interest in whatever matter he is dealing with. One could say that Corbinek is in himself a spectrum of persona traits that could be dull, or explosive. Humble, or eccentric. Corbinek tends to have a near constant perception of his surroundings and is mindful of the complications that he and others just might cause. Because of this his levels of self control are at an extreme and he has no problem resisting bodily pleasures and other pleasing things about life, thus he can act in full moderation. However this doesn't mean he does so at all times or needs to.
Corbinek still has a very strong sense of both justice, and will always stick to his ideals, thus usually believing them to be the right thing above all else. Corbinek can act cold like in the past, but this is just the way he is. Just from the way he looks, it isn't really possible for him to always have a smile on his face, actually only a few people have ever seen his face at all, but hey he really IS a good guy.
Not much is known on Corbinek Zelkonis, but it is assumed that for some reason he isn't even from this world. His energy levels and bodily structure point to a more sinister and unknown race, possibly from another reality altogether, but how he arrived on Zero Ark with his brother is unknown. After mysteriously showing up however, Corbinek rapidly progressed in both popularity and power with the people. His charisma was enough for him to easily make his way to the top of people's hearts and his agenda lead him to a high place in Zero Ark's government. There were numerous attempts on his life, though each one failed. His age had gone largely unknown, as he appeared to already be a man in his twenty's, but it was later revealed that he was actually 15 year old.
When he was 20, there was a battle in Cubia Beta and the city was nearly wiped out by attackers seeking to steal and activate Omega. Normally, Corbinek wouldn't interfere with such matters, but he lead the rest of the army, displaying that not only was he a great mind but a force to be reckoned with too. After the leader of Zero Ark had been captured and killed by the opposition, Corbinek gained leadership months later. Not only that, by a show of otherworldly power, he rebuilt Cubia Beta back from the ground, and even better than before, even having an new building made to house the Continental Weapon Omega.
Over the next 300 years or so, Corbinek was part of the long pe bad times before it. Being from an unknown place, and having such a long lifespan, Corbinek lived through times where others died, and such, and his personality changed with the times, and eventually things remained calm. Of course the planet was not perfect, but with time things were rebuilt, and harmony continued among the nations.
Around this time, Corbinek found a mate, but it wasn't to whom most would expect. It was a man whom had a striking appearance whose name was Uron Zeal. This was not something that had ever happened with the leader of Zero Ark but there was no separating the two, as they were deeply in love. Doing anything to protect his love, Uronbecame an X-rank guard to serve and protect Corbinek, though Corbinek refused to ever call it serving and has begged Uron on multiple occasions to just enjoy life.
It has been close to 200 years since then and, Corbinek has had his hands quite full, along with his hidden agenda , now is a time when it looks like Corbinek will have a little fun, and he is going of on a journey to see what the world has to offer, instead of being a person who conquers it. Besides who doesn’t want to see Merr??