500 years ago, close to the Grand City of Souraoi there was a swordsman of the utmost skill, living within the mountain side. He was wise, benevolent, patient, and a skilled fighter and a legendary blacksmith, earning him the title "Waizu Kenshi".
Waizu Kenshi one day had a terrible vision.
He saw a barren wasteland as far as the eye could see, the Grand City of Souraoi, a burning husk of what it once was. The sky was a clouded grey and the ground was littered with bodies and remains, the army having been completely overrun and then citizens slaughtered. Numerous bonfires dotted the place, corpses being burnt.
He then saw them.
They were an undead skeletal army
They were stained with blood from their killing and then he saw something even more horrifying.
One Anki, larger than the others and wielding some form of staff grinned devilishly rising it's staff into the sky. One by one corpses, charred and burnt slowly rose up, back to life... More undead warriors added to the ranks. Then the vision stopped.
He was sure they would come.
It was a warning.
Nothing could stop them.
He decided to make something that could.
He spent many a day in the mountains gathering ores and days at a time locked up in his home.
People thought he'd gone mad and urged him to stop.
Finally, he made the Tenburēdo , or "The Ten Blades".
They were ten amazing swords that each had their own power that would enhance and attune to their rightful owners, each one being able to use the same magic as that of their blade.
He was close to his death when he finished them.
He placed a charm on each one so only a worthy person could unsheathe, let alone use their powers.
They would come to be known as the Wielders.
Finally, he scattered them across continent and died a proud man.
Now, 500 years later, the Anki have arisen. Numerous reports of their army sweeping across the from the East have reached the Grand City of Souraoi. The Ten Blades and Wielders must be found and come together to stop them. If the Anki are not destroyed... the world will fall into chaos...
The Ten Blades:
Hikarinotsurugi (Sword of Light)
Appearance: The hilt itself is a strange but beautiful design, not so much looking like an actual sword and more like a wand. On the underside of the grip is a picture of the sun. A small clip can be hooked upon it so the weapon can hang of the user's hip. The beam of light itself is two feet long whilst the hilt is one foot.
Powers: The is activated by a small button upon the grip. Once activated a beam of pure light erupts forth. Able to slice through more or less anything this sword is a devastating weapon. It also can temporarily blind opponents with light or shoot beams of light. If the wielder is strong enough, they can turn night into day although this takes considerable concentration, focus, time and energy. It is the exact opposite of it's twin the Yami No Ken.
Yami no ken (Sword of Darkness)
Appearance: The blades emits a cloudy black and blue aura. The blade is three feet long, the hilt is one foot. A hauntingly beautiful design this sword shrouds itself in shadows.
Powers: Much like it's twin, the Yami-No-Ken is a truly devastating blade. The weapon can emit clouds of darkness and like it's opposite twin can even make the area around it night time if the wielder is strong enough. The user can create darkness and shadows from nothing, solidifying it and turning it into a weapon.
Shokubutsu no ken (Sword of Plants and nature)
Th hilt of this blade is one and a half feet long, making it look somewhat unusual. The blade itself is two feet long and appears to be made of a dark green Jade which is extremely sharp. The hilt seems to be gold with numerous emeralds embedded into it. It emits a faint green glow.
Powers: The sword is sharp and swift, being very easy to wield despite it's unwieldly appearance. The blade grants the wield the power summon plants to wrap around their foes, bending nature and plants to their whim. It can also occasionally heal the user and those around them with training.
Hinoken (Sword of Fire)
The hilt and sheath are a shiny ebony and the hilt has a blood red ruby embedded on each side and into the pommel. The blade itself is very sharp and a light red, usually covered by a layer of flames once wielded. The blade is roughly four foot in length and the grip is short just slightly longer than that of someone gripping it with their fist.
Powers: Hinoken is a very sharp yet heavy blade, meaning the wielder would need to have great strength to carry it. The wielder can use the sword to shoot waves of fire, bending the flames to their will, coating the sword with layers of fire. This sword is very hard to control and only a true master of the fire element would be able to wield it well.
Mizunoken (Staff of Water and ice)
Not so much a blade but a staff this weapon is the only one apart from Hikarinotsurugi that does resemble an actual blade. The staff stands at five foot in length. The staff seems to be made of water and yet is solid, water sometimes appearing and flowing around it.
水の剣 is etched onto it. In battle, the words glow a deep blue.
Powers: Mizunoken allows the user to channel their power into the staff, making for a much more devastating attack. With enough power and energy the wielder can even even make it rain. Whilst a water user may not be able to turn the water into ice, the staff will allow them to do so making them an even more formidable opponent. With time and training the user could even summon a small tidal wave if they are by the sea.
Raitoningu no ken (Sword of Lightning)
Raitoningu no Ken's hilt is a foot long whilst the blade itself is is three feet long with an steel blade and black hilt and sheath. A bit of blue lightning swirls around the hilt and it has the words: ライトニングの剣 carved into the blade. The blade ignites with lightning when being used.
Powers: The katana is extremely light and swift yet strong. The sword can cut though and electrify anything it touches, even things that don't usually conduct lighting or electricity. It can enhance the lightning it's wielder uses and can conjure up lightning storms in the right hands with enough training.
Ea no ken (Sword of Air)
It would make sense that the sword of air would be a rapier. It's blade three feet long with a silvery-blue, almost transparent sharp blade with perfect edges and an icy blue/silver hilt and sheath. A small wind spirals the blade.
Powers: Very light and sharp, perfect for thrusting into a foe. A wind user with this blade can use it to shoot sharp bursts of air and wind with each thrust or slice through the air, sending a solid arc of wind capable of slicing through even the harder of metals. They can use it to fly, using the gusts to make themselves float. With enough practise they can summon gales as well.
Chikyū no ken (Sword of Earth)
The Sword of Earth is a rather plain looking katana unlike the others so nobody gets suspicious in a plain sheathe too. The blade is two foot long and the hilt is one foot. At the start of the blade at the bottom near the hilt, there is a strange brown sheen.
Powers: The wielder of this blade with find that their earth magic is increased tenfold. Being able to manipulate the earth anyway, the wielder can slice through the ground as if it were butter. The blade itself can shoot waves of earth or chunks of stone. With enough time and training earthquakes can be created as well by planting the sword into the ground.
毒の剣 Doku no ken (Sword of Poison/Venom/Acid)
It is much like Yami-No-Ken in that it emits a dark purple aura. The sheathe for it appears to be lead and yet it light. The handle is two feet long the blade being four.
Powers: This sword is very heavy easily weighing about the same as a fully grown man meaning the wielder would need have immense strength. One little cut can be amazingly harmful to any living thing, lethal at times due to the poison that always seems to coat the blade. The user is able to even change what type of poison or acid or venom it is. When swung it can spray whatever the blade is coated in at it's foes. If acid it can burn or melt through objects.
Kokotu Yoru (Black Sword of the Night Sky)
Kokotu Yoru is a truly behemoth of a blade being the biggest of all the Ten Blades. The blade is five feet long with a pitch black blade made from the rare gemstone Obsidian. It seems to absorb all light around it, acting like the Yami no ken.
The hilt is in the shape of a cross guard. A large ball of Obsidian is set in the pommel.
Powers: Unknown, rumoured to have connections to space or the deepest and darkest of magic.
Kokotu Yoru is the first sword made by the master and was used in battle and it was his very favourite. It was created ten years before the other blades and he thought it to be his best work ever until he made the other blades. However, he added it to the collection wanting those wo were worthy to wield these blades to use all of them.
PHEW! That took some time to write up!
OK SO basically this will be a semi sandbox RP but it DOES and WILL have a story line. Please do note that if you want to join you DO NOT have to be a wielder. You maybe whoever you so desire. This is a fantasy RP so of course other races/species are welcome. Magic of course exists. If you do wish to own one of the blades your magic MUST correspond with the blade. The wielder of Hikarinotsurugi for example would have light magic.
Kokotu Yoru is reserved for myself currently.