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His name was Ichirou Saito, a samurai under daimyo, Yuudai Takagushi. He was his lord’s most loyal servant. He cut out his right eye to prove it, but a darkness was sown in his heart. Ichirou had an unquenchable appetite for power and even having risen above most samurai, he saw his seat next to Yuudai comparable to a dog. His heart was touched by the black nail of the black god, Donshoku-sha. Ichirou defied his love for his lord, and he sullied his blade with his blood. Yuudai’s samurai rallied against Ichirou, and as they surrounded him with steel, Donshoku-sha, in a voice like cold nails hissed, How much would you sacrifice to become god?
Ichirou gazed at his brothers and peered down at Yuudai who laid at his feet. He knew there was no going back. Whether or not the samurai painted him across the floor, he was dead inside. Everything, Ichirou answered, and the black god turned everything black.
Donshoku-sha’s hellish mouth opened beneath the daimyo’s castle and swallowed it whole. In the mouth of the black god, Ichirou was bathed in the hot blood of the other samurai as they were torn apart in front of him by demons. Ichirou was transformed and when the black god’s mouth opened, a devil emerged.
Ichirou’s darkness spread across the land. His demonic soldiers consumed the surrounding villages, and many of his demons rooted themselves in the community. The villages became farms for the demons. Ichirou’s power spread like a disease, and the cries of the holy emperor soon reached his ears.
Holy Emperor, Honghui Zhou, outstretched his arm and his heavenly army shone like the sun across the land. He took back the villages and Yuudai’s castle. The land celebrated, while Honghui dealt with Ichirou. Donshoku-sha was rooted in Ichirou’s heart, feeding off his internal grief that only the holy emperor could see. Furious that his inner turmoil was revealed to the court, Ichirou in a rage was freed by his captors—who were oni in disguise—and he murdered the holy emperor. The divine castle turned black. Loyal guards of Honghui sacrificed themselves to give Honghui's wife, Bing, the opportunity to desperately throw her son from the balcony into the river below as Donshoku-sha devoured the castle and everyone inside.
Ichirou was once again bathed in the blood of those sacrificed, and his power became phenomenal. He assumed the throne as the demonic emperor, the closest living entity to a god, but Donshoku-sha was not satisfied. He knew Honghui’s son had escaped, and he warned Ichirou that as long as the boy lived, he was destined to fail. Ichirou in his arrogance was not bothered. He was confident the oni and the yokai would kill the boy, but the boy was not alone.
There are various creatures that make Huayuan their home. Some are gentle and others malevolent. They vary from exotic beasts to spirits. Every animal is capable of speaking in this world, but only if they want to. Most live a secretive life. The servants of Ichirou are all oni and youkai. They are the offspring of Donshoku-sha, the black god, and carryout Ichirou’s will as compensation for the devouring god to use his body as a host. The oni are capable of assimilating the bodies of those with darkness in their hearts. Whether it be jealousy to the extent of harming another or plotted murder, a normal man can become addicted to the darkness filling his heart and transform into a monstrosity at short notice.
There are wooden vessels that fly for the mountains in Huayuan extend into the heavens sometimes. Muskets and cannons are the highest level of weapon technology. There are no steam engines. There are only flying ships, sailing ships, and creature-drawn carts and carriages. True power lies in magic and the secret martial techniques of the various surviving dojos, temples, and families scattered throughout “the garden.”
The Child Emperor
The Young Emperor; The Spark
Weight: 95 lbs.
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: White with a dim glow
Personality: Guang is just a kid. He is upset that his father and mother died saving him. He wants to become stronger, but he knows he’s weak because he’s just a boy. He acts like a spoiled brat and will run from those he doesn’t trust. He thinks he knows what’s best for himself and will have to be convinced otherwise. He has never ventured outside the castle and so the open world is frightening and bizarre to him. It is also no place for a young holy emperor, with the fate of the world resting on his living shoulders, to be wandering around alone when there are oni set on consuming the last spark.
Powers: While Guang doesn’t know any martial arts, he has a natural affinity for magic. His very being is a well of magic, and he is blessed by the white god, Haepi. Those within his presence are shielded from the darkness and therefore can protect him without suffering corruption by Donshoku-sha’s servants. He is capable of performing miracles, but he hasn’t quite learned to control it. He also doesn’t know how it works or sometimes why they happen.
This will not be a big group because it just won’t work as one. The most I would accept are seven participants not including myself. I have taken the role as the child emperor because he is significant to the story, but if ever I am away for any reason, then the co-GM will control him.
Every character regardless of what race or what background they come from, their goal whether evidently or secretly is to have Huayuan restored to what it once was. In order to do that, the young emperor must be protected and Ichirou eventually defeated. There will be evil daimyo the heroes will have to contest with. See them like bosses and they may have powerful samurai or shinobi of their own. Characters will start with a limited set of magic and techniques, but they will be able to acquire more in completed story events. They can also acquire powerful weapons. Therefore, if you submit to me an endgame character—meaning so powerful there is no room for character development—then he or she will be denied. Please submit to me a believable personality.
Use this CS as a standard template. You can design it however you like. If you need help with designing your CS, well, there are forums for that. You can ask those coders for help. Just be sure to give them credit.
[b]Name:[/b] What is your character’s name? First and Last name. If your character is an orphan, then they do not need a last name. [b]Nickname:[/b] What is their nickname? This is not to be confused with alias. [b]Alias:[/b] This would be their alias or title if they have one. [b]Age:[/b] Approximate age. If they are immortal, then what age do they appear to be? [b]Gender:[/b] Male, Female, Neuter. [b]Race:[/b] You can almost be whatever you want as long as it is Asian mythos. Understand that everything can die and be corrupted by the black god. [b]Role:[/b] What is your character's occupation? What would you call your character's job class? [b]Birthplace:[/b] What region did they come from? You can even create your own settlement that we can mark on the map. You can use this section to give a short blurb about it. Anything unique that one can only find in your region? Certain crops, materials, ore, art, or music? [b]Height: Weight: Hair Color: Eye Color: Skin:[/b] Maybe they don’t have human skin. Maybe they have fur or scales? [b]Physique:[/b] Plump, Solid, Athletic, Slender, etc. [b]Written Appearance:[/b] This is where you mention details about your character. A picture is not mandatory, but you are free to use them. However, you must have a written description of any extra details not conveyed in the picture. [b]Personality:[/b] What do they like, dislike, how are they overall, what are their goals? How are they when it comes to teamwork and combat? Do they have any cultural mannerisms? Do they have an accent? What are their fears? What drives them? These are all examples you can include in your character’s personality. [b]Background:[/b] This is optional. I say this is optional because this can be created as the game goes. Not everyone knows their character right away, and being that this is a one-shot, there is time to develop him, her, or them. If you already know your character’s back story, then go ahead and write it. Include any names of mentors, father/mother figures, siblings, etc. Use your imagination! Take this idea and run with it. You can also collaborate with other writers if you wish to have companions. [b]Gear:[/b] Describe their armor or clothing. This is not the weapons section. [b]Weapon:[/b] What weapons are they known to use? How long are the weapons? How many arrows, darts, bolts, etc. How many weapons? I would like for each character to have their own unique primary weapon, but I understand if you have envisioned for your character to have a specific weapon and it is similar to another character's, then that is fine. I limit similar weapons between player characters to three. No more than three writers can have the same weapon. Those who specialize in one weapon are considered masters in that weapon. The more weapons your characters specialize in, then they sacrifice proficiency. One who uses multiple weapons and who chooses to use a sword in a duel will not beat the swordsman whose only weapon is a sword. Fists and feet are considered weapons. [b]Magic:[/b] If magic is your character’s primary field, then you can have up to five spells. If magic is secondary and supporting to your character’s martial ability, then you are permitted to have only three spells. [b]Fighting Style:[/b] You write here the name of your character’s fighting style. This is not the technique section and this is not where you describe how your character fights. This is where you name the fighting style. [b]Martial Arts:[/b] Characters who specialize primarily in martial arts are allowed five techniques. Techniques can include element-infused or energy strikes not on the level of world-destroying ki blasts such as from anime like Dragon Ball Z so please do not write something like that. You are safe having the energy, element, or whatever support your character’s strikes. The technique section is for armed or unarmed techniques. If Martial Arts is secondary to your character, then they are allowed three techniques. [b]Guardian Spirit:[/b] This only applies to human characters. When in the presence of the young emperor, human characters are able to see their guardian spirits. Their guardian spirits are celestial beasts and can assist them in combat. Starting out, human characters are only allowed to summon their guardian spirit once per battle. You can describe what your guardian spirit looks like here and even give them a name. You are also free to role play them however. Remember though, these guys can only appear when the emperor is in their company.
1. One character per writer. I am only allowing one character per writer at this time.
2. 300 word minimum. This is not a game for one-liners or people who can only write one paragraph.
3. Collaborate with Others. Please be sure to plot with others. This is why you are choosing to be apart of a "group" game. This is not a 1x1.
4. Communicate. Please let the GM know if you are going to be absent for a lengthy period. I do not need to know your business. I just want to know when you are expected to be back or finished with your busy period. If you leave the game, then please let the GM know so that I can replace you.
5. Activity. You will be required to post once a week. If you need more time, then at most, I will only grant you two weeks and no more.
6. Whatever the GM says Goes. If I say "no" to your idea, do not argue with me. No is no. If you do not like it, see yourself out because there will be no drama in this game.
7. Drama. By joining to this game, you are agreeing to join my creation and abide by the game rules and RPN Guidelines. I will not tolerate drama, and I will not tolerate disrespect. Do not invite disrespectful people to this game or problem children. I will let you and whoever you invited go. I will not have everyone suffer your petulance because you feel you deserve special treatment. I will do what I have always done and let the bad apples go.
8. Have fun. This is all I ask. Have fun, respect each other, and I look forward to seeing your amazing creations!
9. No Pre-Made Characters. Do not submit to me a CS from another game or a player character designed for another game. It is a huge slap in the face to me when I make this OP, and the writer does not even read it or design a character meant to fit in the lore. It makes for a hard sell and I will refuse such a character.
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