Three Thousand Club
Welcome to the new OOC for BEING HUMAN, specifically for the upcoming Chapter II. There are no plans to start the RP until after Xmas, and there's a lot to organize in terms of character creation and a bit of retconning going on. Please find all relevant information below to assist you in the RP. This page of the OOC will be constantly updated so please check by on occasion.
A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE LORE
(More in depth infomation is location on the Lore page and CS)
A world of fantasy, steeped in magic and mystery. The barriers between Aether and Earth have slowly been breaking down over the centuries, resulting in individuals from Aether becoming trapped on Earth. The slow erosion of the barrier will become a major plot point later on, but not really a major present concern save for Lucrezia and Roland.
LUCREZIA, THE SHADOW QUEEN
A ancient and powerful sorceress who pushed Aether to the brink of ruin. It was revealed at the end of Chapter I of BEING HUMAN, that Lucrezia waged her war to prevent Aether from meeting a grim fate that still approaches on the horizon.
ROLAND FAIRCHILD, PRINCE OF ALCAMOTH
A hero who claimed a sacred sword of legend and fought against Lucrezia during the war, now forced to work with her to save the home he loves.
THE CHURCH OF LIGHT
The primary religious organization of Aether, dedicated to the goddess Meyneth who has long since abandoned her creation. Built upon a mighty military of paladins with fanatical devotion to the cause, the Church was revealed to have a nefarious purpose - and one of their members: High Sentinel Staxos, attempted to kill Roland at the climax of Chapter I - resulting in the destruction of most of Covent Garden in London.
A Human with Aetherian Ancestry, effectively giving them "super powers". Abnormals are forced to live in hiding and have limited understanding of their powers.
The term for Aetherian magic. As the name suggests, magic is broken up into specific tiers in Aether - the higher the tier, the stronger the magic. The magic of Aether is significantly greater than what even the strongest Abnormal can achieve. Shamelessly stolen from Overlord.
A mysterious organization directed by the enigmatic Kaysen, the Foundation is tasked with the capture of all Abnormal individuals - of whose fates are unknown. The Foundation is currently hunting for those responsible for the Covent Garden attack.
THE PASSAGE OF TIME
In a vein similar to the Persona games, the RP is broken up into a cycle of day and night time segments - each will be clearly marked by an update from myself with a calendar post that will tell you the date and weather, along with any notable events that are going on around London. Think of them as effectively mini-chapters within the RP, to ensure no one jumps ahead or is left behind.
Daytime is 6am - 6pm. Nighttime is 6pm-6am
For a daytime post, you might be having lunch with another character, writing a post about your day at work, simply eating breakfast, shopping or engaging in some other activity either by yourself or with another player. If you plan on interacting with another player character, please check with them in advance.
After everyone has posted or signaled they're ready to proceed, the night time segment begins (again, with a focus on a single event for your character) before we roll into the next calendar day. As a rule of thumb, we'll be aiming not to spend any longer than a week on each daytime/nighttime segment. But some days might take longer than others depending on pacing.
You will be warned in advance of dates that have a plot significance, so you can plan around them as necessary.
The world is modern day London. From July 2018 onwards. For the vast majority of characters - day to day life is a grind as you not only struggle to pay for rent and food, but deal with the stresses of trying to keep your head down and avoid discovery after the Covent Garden disaster - regardless if you were directly involved or not As a general guide, you should be attempting to follow a realistic life/work balance and always keep your characters financial situation in mind. Please avoid situations where there are more than three characters interacting at once. If you insist on doing so - please plan it in advance. It always becomes a mess.
Aetherian characters have only been on Earth for two months at most, and will still be occasionally baffled by certain facets of society. Abrnormals and Humans will naturally be far better adjusted.
The primary threat to Abnormal and Aetherian characters - even if they're not aware of them at the start of Chapter II. The Foundation is led by an enigmatic man called Kaysen, who is in charge of investigating and locating the culprits behind the Covent Garden disaster. He has a small army at his command, and the Foundation seem to be fully aware of Abnormals and the threat they pose. They have seemingly limitless resources and the complete compliance of the police. Kaysen will always be hunting you. And there will occasionally be posts from Kaysen's perspective as he works the case.
Be aware that using your powers around witnesses will hasten Kaysen's investigation. If you're caught, that's basically it for your character and you'll have to create a new one. No, i'm not kidding.
BEING HUMAN CHAPTER II RP
BEING HUMAN CS
AETHER LORE GUIDE
(Magic Guide | Aether Map | Church of Light | Elves | COMING SOON: Dwarves | Shadow War history | Luxetsu and Rakuyo)
CHAPTER I RP
(For those inclined. Not necessary to read but a handy resource if needed)
(A brief guide to minor characters that will appear in Chapter II)
(an excellent resource for group posts.
Lucrezia | Lisa Sparrow | Various NPCs
Roland Fairchild | Arryn Blacksmith | Samantha Fletcher
Tannur Yale | Clair Drayden
Morgana | Elena Benoit
Ludwig Von Lowenburg
CHARACTER ACTIVITY CHART