Chronicles of Ceth
The Blood of Ceirdyl
This is a story of the Red Vale, a land of blossoming red maples and golden-tipped oaks; of bronze fields and meadows of yellow and orange; a land of art and music and beauty where the Winerose River flows gently into the Viassi Lake and the quarrymen of Glastellon and Nym Vorma mine the Rosenvald Mountains for indigenous redstone.
However, this is not a splendid tale.
This is not a tale of the vale's natural splendour or its romantic poets and wizened storytellers, or even its lovesick harpers whose songs are carried upon the winds. It is a tale of war, and betrayal, and magic.
Chronicles of Ceth: The Blood of Ceirdyl takes place in the mythical world of Ceth. On Salahyros, a continent in the south, the Red Vale has recently forsaken its monarchy for governance under the red wizards.
The red wizards, who are now organised under the Dawning Circle, work to turn the Red Vale into a sanctuary for magi and a haven of arcane learning and pursuit. Underneath their rule, the people of the Red Vale are thriving, and all is politically prosperous.
That is, until, the Revolution of the Pure.
South of the Red Vale, on the Islands of Sieyes, the Kingdom of Rulaan has fallen into a revolutionary movement fuelled by fear and hatred. Years of building tension finally erupted into a civil war that ended with the brutal mutilation and murder of the sorcerer-king Egaliam. His wife and family met similar fates. As the revolution intensified, the Rulaani captured, tortured and murdered any mage they could find. The remainder were gathered together and ceremonially drowned on the Isle of Cleansing. This event, known as the Tide of Purity, brought to light a new order in Rulaan – the Curio d’Pir.
Since the Revolution of the Pure, the Tenets of Purity have been written and circled across the world, gaining their movement popularity amongst the masses disillusioned with magi. Members of the Curio d’Pir have been sent across the planet to promote purity and encourage a violent end to magi. Elated by their surge in popularity, the Curio d’Pir has set a new goal for their order, and it begins in the Red Vale.
This is where Chronicles of Ceth: The Blood of Ceirdyl begins. The Children of Peace, the militant branch of the Curio d’Pir, have landed on the mainland. In their quest for world purity, they have razed the city of Sanct Covas to the ground, drowned the shamans of the Orauni Mountains, slain the Prince of Darassaine in the Battle of Crown Hill and committed terrible acts of mageocide on the Holy Mountain of Tor. Now, they prepare to strike the Red Vale.
Knowing what lies on the horizon, the Dawning Circle is mustering its own defences. The Rossori v’Ceir, the rangers of the Red Vale, has been dispatched. Messages have been sent all across Salahyros, Jeinorr and Mordyn seeking aid. Now, the stage is set, and the pieces are about to move. The question is – who will you be fighting for?
Welcome all to The Blood of Ceirdyl, a medieval fantasy roleplay based in my own little creation, in a place called the Red Vale. I plan for this to be a very ruthless roleplay full of adventure, lust, greed, power, magic, violence, three-dimensional characters that you will love to hate and hate to love, realism (to an extent) and a very intricate plot focused on the contrasting values and beliefs of two very different opponents in a war that is slowly enveloping the entire world.
Some of the rules I do keep are:
- Activity – I would appreciate if people posted at least once every two days. If you can’t post for a certain period of time, or have lost motivation or want to drop out, please contact me immediately.
- Consistency – be consistent in your posts. Try to keep yourself in character and react to things like your character would. There is no right or wrong answer. Also, no one-liners - this is High Casual.
- Realism – no metagaming, godmodding, munchkins or anime fights. Fight realistically, interact realistically, and act realistically. People with a warhammer won’t be jumping around like ninja on speed.
- Believability – Mary Sue and Gary Stu are kill-on-sight for me. Your characters need to be believable. I don’t mind if you have a tragic past or anger management issues, so long as your character is three-dimensional.
- Profanity – if it’s believable and in-character, then yes. In fact, I encourage it. It is a great way to express emotion and realistic to a degree in a medieval society. Every second post should not contain a c-bomb though.
- Violence – yes, yes and yes. Be grisly, be descriptive, be ruthless. If you’re fighting, you’re likely not going to hold back until it’s over. Also, unless another player gives you permission, do not kill them.
- Sex – sex is a very big part of life. You can allude to the fact that you’re doing it, and if you want to let it play out, carry on in your PMs.
- Involvement – if you have a plot idea, bring it up in the OOC. Don’t be afraid to get involved. You are as much a part of this roleplay as I am, or any other player.
The Blood of Ceirdyl will be structured in chapters, with six chapters planned. This takes the roleplay through phases, so that if anyone leaves or wants to leave or join, we can sort that out at the beginning of the next chapter.
Now, Ceth is a very well-established world. However, that being said, feel free to make up stuff as you go along. Organisations, currencies, people, wars, etc., the world is yours. The world has been active for around 12,000 years, divided into different ages - the Dawning Age, the First Era of Man, the Ithaelic Age, the Second Era of Man and the Third Era of Dhaar (where we are currently). There is a little that you do need to know, mainly on the races you are able to play and on Salahyros. These I have chosen to compile in a moderated social group: http://roleplayerguild.com/group.php?groupid=1996
Note: the social group will grow. I will continue to expand it as the roleplay goes on. All of the current stuff will be written up and posted by tomorrow, so if you wish to wait before making a character, and really want to join, then make a post to reserve your place in the roleplay.
If you intend on joining, then you may apply to join the social group as well. This is mainly to keep the OOC relatively light and not cluttered.
Name: I’m hoping this is self-explanatory.
Appearance: this includes age, gender and race. Image or a very eloquent description.
Skills: any skills, be they magical, combat-orientated or miscellaneous; don't go overboard.
Biography: no laziness. I don’t care if your character does not remember or does not know, he/she still has a past. Your biography will help me know your character a lot better. This also includes faith, if you have any.
I haven't put anything to do with personality on the character sheet. If it helps you, write it down, but don't add it to your character sheet. This is because I like to get to know a character rather than read what he or she is like in a paragraph or less.
Feel free to be whatever. Be an acrobat or a mummer or some kind of bard. Be a thief, be a mercenary, be a bandit or a mage or a child. Please, don't restrict yourself to just being a warrior or a mage. I'm not going to penalise you for not having the magical gift or being a fighter. Everyone has their own merits and everyone is welcome.
If you have any questions on lore or races or magic, please do not hesitate to PM me! If you have any requests, feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to PM me! If you want something to occur that you think will make your experience more interesting, please do not hesitate to PM me or make mention of it in the OOC!
Anigara of Torland played by splash13
Nava of Rulaan & Sinaceas of Namanak played by Rtron
Vala of Rulaan played by potatocat
Maraxius of Namanak played by Arcisal
Adrase of Rulaan played by JJJ
Caro of the Red Vale played by Fussiler1
Lyca Evon of Rulaan played by Database_Error
Eovaine Asarjuunei played by Torack