Guardian of the Old Ways
Wrath of the North
" ' Date: Nware 3rd 993 C.Y.A.D.
I address this letter to the Commander of the Norhad Swords
2 years ago I was serving as Helmsman of the Airship MKS Freedom, a Transport Vessel that ferried travelers from the Kingdom of Maxwell to Selkirk. On Glacial 14th 991 C.Y.A.D. , at Midday, we were ambushed in the Skies over St. Catherines bay. Two Scout airships suddenly flew out of their cloud cover and their crews started boarding the ship. Needless to say, our crew were nearly all slaughtered and the passengers taken as hostages, I along with them.
For weeks we remained in a decrepit castle that bordered the contested regions of Adanaque. One by one the hostages were ransomed and released from the walls. They were the lucky ones. Those with no money or influence suffered the most. Men of no value were killed... The women were turned over to brothels... children were sold to slavery. I, myself, a mere commoner dreaded being subjected to such immoral and dishonorable persons. I decided I would take my life, as it was, so as not to let it belong to anyone.
It was not my time to die it would seem. I was rescued from that hellish place by a group of people belonging to the Norhad Swords. I was able to return to my country and regain my health overtime. While I recovered, I could not fathom why my Kingdom of Maxwell had not involved themselves in ending the suffering of the War. I inevitably came to the conclusion that I could no longer abide to live in a place where the government allows a War of Attrition to go on when the casualties are always innocents.
I write this letter, in the hopes of being of service to your cause of ending this senseless war. "
- Excerpt from the Journal of Commander Antarah Genzah
My name is Shin and I am looking to restart an old RP. It has been over a year since I last posted on RPN. I am looking to get back into the swing of things by joining a few choice RP's and restarting my old one. I have been RPing for a long time now and GMing this RP : the Principle Journey for just as long. In fact this RP predates me by a few years. Here are a few things that should explain the RP further.
Storyline: A group called the Norhad Swords has been operating under the banner of a man named Antarah Genzah, a foreigner to the land. He initially forms the group to aide in the lesser developped regions of several Kingdoms on the Continent. The Continent itself is dealing with a long standing 500 year old war, known as the True Blood wars. Although it is mostly between 2 of the 5 Kingdoms on this continent, it does affect every one of them in some manner.
Characters: The RP story is general and so much substance will come from character development, character interactions and characters reacting to situations. Characters will have ample access to each other, not limiting themselves to 1 or 2 others only. Adhering closely to the personality you have created will enable interesting exchanges and reactions to events. Characters mostly start out with no rank and will have opportunity to grow in that aspect as well.
Setting: Over the years and with the help of many players, the world of elegos has become more developed and intricate in nature. It is a fantasy with all the traditional elements such as supernatural powers, otherworldly beings and races other than humans, but it also lends to the renaissance periods, steampunk, and traditional elements of JRPGs.
Combat: Yes, combat is a main part of the RP but in no way is it mandatory. The written combat style relies not on the traditional specs of D&D nor the rolling of dice. If I had to compare it to something, if anyone knows anything about YUGIOH TCG, that is what this system is about, knowing, anticipating and countering. It is a very fun and well tested aspect.
Points System: A very fun, rewarding and simple Point system has been developed to help visually observe the growth of characters abilities, techniques and artes used in combat. As diverse as a character can be shaped, the points system only furthers the unique aspects of your character. Participation is not mandatory especially if you are looking for interaction only.
Original Content: As original as one can be, everything from the setting, lore, history, religions, governments, events, flora and fauna are created. Creating and policing all of the creations would be ridiculous, and like before I would like the help of the members to make the world as alive and enriching with life as possible.
Detailed: I am not asking for perfect grammar, or awesome looking BBcodes, or spending every waking moment waiting for a post. Neither am I asking long posts, indepth writing at every turn or your availability for the next 3 years. ( lol that's how long the previous one lasted) What I do ask for, is your commitment and dedication to this RP.
- 1 paragraph minimum.
- No one-liners
I have always preferred quality over quantity, and from my observations, quality posts encourage thoughtful replies, and helps to fuel a consistent posting frequency.
Questions, Comments and Criticisms are welcome in this Thread. I look forward to reading your replies!