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Fantasy Look How Far We've Fallen [Reboot +New Roles]

Pride.

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    ello everyone! It's Pride here, and I am back with a friend this time. Love you Terror! This story is actually a blast from the past that Terror and I wanted to reboot. We are looking for a really small group of four people (myself and Kitty included). This story is a modern fantasy with romance (and platonic bonds as well), so if romance is not your thing. Then you may not like this very much. Another thing to add right away is that doubling is required for this story. You don't have to play a male and a female character, but some roles do have set genders. The roles taken by Terror and I are noted. We will also be hosting the OOC part of the thread on Discord. If these are things that won't work for you this may not be for you.

    Now onto the fun part, the story! We hope you will enjoy it and possibly stick around!

    EDIT TO ADD: PLEASE THANK THE BEAUTIFUL TERRORKITTY FOR REWRITING THE INTRO!

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    (This is based on The Four Symbols, I love exploring other religions and have been reading about these four mythical beasts for some time. To make the story interesting I have made some twists and changes)
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    The Four Symbols, also known as the Four Guardians, Four Gods, or Four Auspicious Beasts, are mythological creatures in Eastern Asian culture that are believed to be the guardians of the four cardinal directions. These symbols play an important role in religious and spiritual beliefs, with each having its own origin story and unique personality. However, it is important to note that there may be inaccuracies in our understanding of these ancient legends. Our story delves into the true nature of these beings and how they fell from grace.

    To begin, the Four Symbols include:

    The Azure Dragon of the East, a young Yang spirit representing spring and the element of wood and wind.

    The Vermilion Bird of the South, an elder Yang spirit representing Summer and the element of fire.

    The White Tiger of the West, a young Yin spirit representing autumn and the element of metal.

    The Black Tortoise of the North whose symbol also includes the Black Snake, eternally intertwined with the Black Tortoise, together they are the elder Yin who represent Winter and the element of water and ice.


    It is worth noting that there is often an overlooked fifth symbol; the Golden Dragon in the center who watches over the other earthly God, represented by the Earth itself.

    The Four Symbols not only represent the cardinal directions, but also rule over their respective seasons and the transitions between them, ensuring that nature stays in balance. A responsibility which included giving their divine protection to the people of their territories.

    Though today we only have depictions of them as beasts, in the ancient past, the gods were known to take on human form and would even walk among mortals, but of course these details have faded into whispers of myths and legends until no longer remembered.

    During these ancient times the Gods often revealed themselves to humans in order to receive offerings and attend festivals held in their honor. The gods would bestow their blessings and offer aid in battle or other various matters. Though eventually Demons left festering the underworld since they had been separated from the heavens managed to slip between realms to Earth. Spreading their corruption in contest to the Gods, as they would stop at nothing to reach the heavenly realm and claim it for their own.

    Earth became a battleground of a holy war for balance in the universe, and humans were caught in the middle. Most sided with the divine gods who they worshiped, raising armies to fight alongside their deities. Yet many fell to the temptations of the Demons, either by trickery or by luring in those who protested the Gods interference with their affairs.

    The fighting was a struggle lasting hundreds of years, countless generations of Humans came and went, but the Gods and the Demons remained constant. At least until the Demons unleashed a long awaited plan, when the faith in the gods was weakest they managed to manipulate the Black Tortoise’s own followers against them, a devastating betrayal leading to the first true death of an immortal God in milenia. The Black Snake survived however, and alongside the other four beasts, lashed out in a vicious rage against any and all Humans, those they had sworn to protect. Exactly as the Demons predicted, as their ultimate goal was to spur enough negative energy to corrupt and demonize them.

    The other Gods would not let this happen at any cost. So they came up with a plan to subdue the turned gods by sealing their powers in human vessels who were pure of heart, forcing them to protect humans partly for their own survival. The plan was successful, but the relationship between the gods and humans was forever changed. Humans continued to worship the gods, but began to distance themselves, eventually forgetting about them almost entirely as time passed and magic faded from the Earth after the remaining deities finished the war, and sealed the underworld once more. As the mortal realm healed, it began to lose its magic and the Gods were left unable to return aside from answering minor prayers and enacting occasional miracles from the heavens.

    In fear that the Four Symbols could not be released from their bindings, as they would only try to harm humans again, the beasts were forbidden from returning to heaven and fully sealed away by the humans they were bound to. This allowed Humans to pretend that none of these fantastical events ever happened.

    In the present day, the gods are still respected, and people are still aware of the Four Auspicious Beasts among the other Gods, but they do not know the true story. The four chosen families who became the vessels of the Four Symbols have never forgotten their role in helping humanity recover. Each generation was taught about where their gifts come from. As when they became the vessels for the four gods' powers, they also gained abilities of their own through their respective Gods. These abilities were primarily a resistance, control, and immunity to the elements of their God, so when called forth to aid, they would be unable to harm their Humans they were bound to protect.

    There is only one vessel in each generation, and another vessel can be born only when the previous one passes away. The current vessels do not fully believe in the Four Symbols story that their ancestors have been telling for generations, until an event triggers the release of the heavenly beasts.

    Demons had somehow found a way back into the mortal realm, leaving the Golden Dragon, the only God in heaven with a strong connection to the Earth, no other choice but to end his disciples' punishment as even He is unable to return in order to deal with the new rising threat of corruption and chaos. Leaving the Four Auspicious Beasts and their vessels as Earth’s last defense against the destruction of everything.
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intro



roles



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We were Gods,



Respected, Powerful,
Loved








genre



KRP, Fantasy, Romance







status



accepting







gms



Pride (Me) & TerrorKitty TerrorKitty







spots open



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questions?



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spacepanda

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This takes place in modern Korea, correct? Do the current vessels not have powers until the God's come back (thus why they didn't believe the stories.) Also just a little lost on why its labeled romance; as it's described it seems more adventurous!
 

Pride.

Local Mushroom
spacepanda spacepanda Correct, the setting is modern Korea. The current vessels do have some powers of their own. The current generation of the the vessels have been wither forced to worship the gods or heavily pressured by their family. Their lack of belief can vary from character to character, but these vessels have never interacted with their gods or seen any real concrete signs of their existence. I hope that answered that your question.

As for why I have it labeled as romance is because between the events there is going to be moments of down time and recovery (because there will chaos). Allowing for focus on character bonding and the like. To quote my co-gm, "I'd say it's a lot less action oriented and a lot more character driven. The action would be when the gods unleash their abilities in small narrative archs to move the plot forward but otherwise when they're just chilling at Subway™️ to figure out what to do next but the vessels interrupt the gods plans with their own personal lives, to be the main driving forces of interaction."
 

Pride.

Local Mushroom
Ayama Ayama spacepanda spacepanda Coffee Cup Coffee Cup .moonchild. .moonchild. , and all other interested parties

The CS Thread is up and running now. My partner is planning to add their sheets soon so if you guys have any questions about what may be needed or what it could look like reference material will be available, but of course do come to us if you have questions.


 

TerrorKitty

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Ayama Ayama spacepanda spacepanda Coffee Cup Coffee Cup .moonchild. .moonchild. , and all other interested parties

The CS Thread is up and running now. My partner is planning to add their sheets soon so if you guys have any questions about what may be needed or what it could look like reference material will be available, but of course do come to us if you have questions.


Remember it's not first come first served! If someone already has a character made you can still challenge them for the spot ^^ but without any hostility of course.

Also just so no one misses it~

THE CHARACTER SHEET LINK
 

Pride.

Local Mushroom

ANNOUNCEMENT & UPDATE

Hello everyone, just dropping in to give some updates about what is going on behind the scenes. I added some new rules to the general interest check that I forgot to add before. For those who already have read through the rules, I will add them below that way you don't have to read through the whole list again. I have also done a bit of thread cleanup to condense any questions that were posted into this post here, so if you notice a post of yours missing, please do not be alarmed, it is just me. I will also be adding the announcement from Terror and me here as well.

NEW RULES
- We are LGBTQ+ friendly! Make those gay gods and whatever else may be calling you.
- This is not 'first come first serve', everyone will be judged fairly based on the sheet they submit. (This was a question that was asked)

QUESTIONS
Do you care about what coding is used for the character sheets?
Nope, feel free to use what works best. If there is a technical problem, Terror and I will let you know

Can we apply for multiple roles? Even if someone else has applied for that role
Yes, you can apply to all open roles if you would like. Terror and I do not care if multiple people apply for the same role.

Do we need to provide a writing sample?
No, a writing sample is not required.

I may be adding more questions asked here in a bit to have a common home for them.

CS ANNOUNCEMENT
Ayama Ayama spacepanda spacepanda Coffee Cup Coffee Cup .moonchild. .moonchild. , and for anyone else. Terror and I have not picked out a date for when we plan to close applications, we are just going to play it by ear for now.



 

Pride.

Local Mushroom

UPDATE
This serves not only as a bump for the interest check, but also as an update from me and Terror. For those that are asking about the world's lore, Terror and I are working making a lore thread. Our applications are still open, and we are not choosing a closing date any time soon. If you are new and wish to apply, then please do not be scared off by the sheets there are there already.

If anyone would like to ask further questions, my pms are always open, but I can not speak for Terror.

 

TerrorKitty

◢ Kitty ◤
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Supporter

UPDATE
This serves not only as a bump for the interest check, but also as an update from me and Terror. For those that are asking about the world's lore, Terror and I are working making a lore thread. Our applications are still open, and we are not choosing a closing date any time soon. If you are new and wish to apply, then please do not be scared off by the sheets there are there already.

If anyone would like to ask further questions, my pms are always open, but I can not speak for Terror.

Mine are indeed open ^^
 

Pride.

Local Mushroom

UPDATE
Ayama Ayama , spacepanda spacepanda , Coffee Cup Coffee Cup , SavannahSmiles SavannahSmiles , a z u l a a z u l a , and anyone else that may be cruising on through.

TerrorKitty TerrorKitty and I have come with the announcement that the discord OOC is up and running. I have added the link to the main interest check, and I will also be adding the link here in this post. We hope that you will come join us on there. There is still no deadline for applications right now, but we are hoping this will help us know who is working on some and answer questions them may have.


 
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Pride.

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ANNOUNCEMENT
My lovely partner and I are fleshing out some extra roles for those who may not get their target role or may want to try out something different. More info will come as we actually figure them out.

 

cherry lips

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Might take a stab at applying for this because it looks really fun! I might be rusty so be gentle with me coming up with character ideas ahdkfbskb
 

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