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The Principle Journey: Return to Elegos OPEN 03.16.2019

Shin Positron Laser

Guardian of the Old Ways
#1
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




Hello there,

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!

Thank you!
 

BackSet

The Very Mediocre
#5
I was a little skittish at first but then I saw that this isn't as strict as I thought it would be (1 paragraph? I can write that. I can write two if you want. Or three if I'm pushing it) so I am totally in.
 

Shin Positron Laser

Guardian of the Old Ways
#6
I was a little skittish at first but then I saw that this isn't as strict as I thought it would be (1 paragraph? I can write that. I can write two if you want. Or three if I'm pushing it) so I am totally in.
I wonder if you thought this was one of those 1000 word post minimum type RPs. I remember an RP of that type. Although it was not mandatory, the players simply enjoyed posting that way...

@ThatGuyWithSouvlaki
@Northless
@Aura Of Twilight

Anyway here is a sample of the World that has already been created.
Because of the existing information regarding the RP world, players can concentrate more on character development rather than world building.That is not to say players cannot contribute to building the world. Indeed, as there has been in the past, a submission thread will be implemented for times when we need to expand on the worlds fauna, flora, organizations, peoples or places. The Character Sheet can also be found here for those who wish to start on their OCs.

This RP eventually upgraded to a Hosted Project but was archived not too long ago. I am still unsure whether to appeal to moderators to restore the HP. It would make accessibility to information much more simple.

  • SENECA


    Type: Mammal
    Diet: Herbivore
    Habitat: Deciduous Forests and Tundra.
    Average Length : 2.2m
    Average Height: 1.4m
    Average Weight: 200lbs
    Lifespan: 15 years
    Top Speed: unantlered 40 KPH / Antlered 20 KPH


    Behavioral and Historical Description:

    The Seneca is at the center of the Northern Forest food chain. Their white coat makes it easy for other fauna to spot them in forested areas, while the leaves sprouting from their extensive antlers works the same way in the depths of a tundra. This may seem counter-intuitive to its survival, but it actually wants to be seen. Year round, the green plantae produces copious amounts of nutrient rich nectar through photosynthesis and what the body eats. This nectar attracts many species of bees, insects, birds, other mammalian herbivores, and even predators. Those who feed on the Seneca’s nectar form a sort of symbiotic relationship with it the same as the plantae has with the Seneca itself. As a Seneca grows out its antlers, the slower it becomes yet the less it needs to runaway, for it is able to attract more and more Animalia to act as “Defenders” on the choice predators that do prey on their meat.

    Of course, these defenders will prey on each other, so each Seneca usually has a choice set of animals that attach themselves. You won’t see a Seneca feeding both a herd of Papaopamus and a nest of adolescent Griffons. In times of disparity, packs of competing predators will fight for “possession” of these vital sources of food, and farm them through harsh winters or food shortages.

    Their antlers can also be used as a defense mechanism, protecting most of its body besides its hind-quarters. When being preyed upon, it may detach its precious horns in a last ditch attempt to run away. Even if they escape, it is rare that they survive long after they lose their horns.

    Farming Seneca is not viable. They require too much food for modern agriculture to facilitate. Additionally, they will usually panic and detach their antlers if kept penned in a small area. The odd farmer may keep one semi-pinned in their backyard, but the many Defending animals that feed on the nectar make it difficult to cultivate.

    Appearance Description: The Seneca is a white coated herbivore. Both genders wield grandiose antlers which house a plantae considered a part of the animal. Their coats are soft and luxurious, lending them to be the prime choice of quality fabric.



    Special Abilities: The production of a healthy nectar-paste that heals 1 HP per 100ml. Produces 2 Liters per day. (Total 2000ml a day.)


    Other: Created by @cokemonster
    The flora and Seneca seem have once been two independent organisms now melded together. Seeds are rooted in the horns of the fauna at birth, lending it to be now be considered one mammal for simplicity. It may have started as a parasite feeding on the animal’s life, but has sense grown to live with it as one. This along with the strange way it survives has made the Seneca a symbol of peace and generosity. Why can’t everyone just get along like the Seneca does?


 
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Shin Positron Laser

Guardian of the Old Ways
#8
Speaking of lore: is there a set group of races or do we create our own?
There is a set available, unfortunately it has also been archived. I have been trying to search the threads in question and saving the links in my workshop.
Although I would start out creating a human facade for your character anyway. Part of the story is how the world seems to be ignorant about other life on it.
So many of the other races who choose to live among humans are doing so in secret.
 
#9
There is a set available, unfortunately it has also been archived. I have been trying to search the threads in question and saving the links in my workshop.
Although I would start out creating a human facade for your character anyway. Part of the story is how the world seems to be ignorant about other life on it.
So many of the other races who choose to live among humans are doing so in secret.
So what would you think of:
A winged dryad who is the representative of the tribes of Athara. She is a druid with a specialism in weather based powers like lightning a bit like but not as powerful as Storm from the xmen with some druidic powers. Lore wise she is part of the druids of the great forest of Athara the sort of religious order that unites the tribes around the forests. The act as priest, ambassadors and mediators of the tribes as well as protectors of nature. She is a bit of a black sheep a follower of the spirit rather than the letter of her orders dogma. She is very protective of nature but while priests lead monastic lives in forest she is a traveler, happy go lucky and quite hedonistic behind a mystical demenor.
 
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Shin Positron Laser

Guardian of the Old Ways
#10
So what would you think of:
A winged dryad who is the representative of the tribes of Athara. She is a druid with a specialism in weather based powers like lightning a bit like but not as powerful as Storm from the xmen with some druidic powers. Lore wise she is part of the druids of the great forest of Athara the sort of religious order that unites the tribes around the forests. The act as priest, ambassadors and mediators of the tribes as well as protectors of nature. She is a bit of a black sheep a follower of the spirit rather than the letter of her orders dogma. She is very protective of nature but while priests lead monastic lives in forest she is a traveler, happy go lucky and quite hedonistic behind a mystical demenor.
Very interesting character! I do like the direction its taking, if we can mold it to already existing lore it would be easier to approve, and the character will also need a motive for joining a mercenary guild. That is the opening setting, a bunch of new and old members creating a new team and going on assignments together.

I just started the OOC and have tracked most of the archived threads. I just need to see if moderators can move them to the extra pages section.
 

Shin Positron Laser

Guardian of the Old Ways
#11
Update
IC is up but not Open
CS thread is up and Open. Any character approvals can be done here in the OOC
I do have a request with mods up for the transfer of world lore and the like.

Anyone who wishes to start working on their character can do so now using the CS provided in the Interest check thread. If there is anything in the CS that would require a little more knowledge of the World lore, maybe just leave it blank for now or make up your own and we can tweak and change to suit the lore as needed.

Also when creating characters I always suggest having a zero to hero mentality during the creating process. The RP proceeds in that way as well.

I am looking to start small but if more interest arises I will not shy away from including more people.

For now, my goal is myself and 4 other players.

The 4 characters approved, only 1 can be non-human, although they will need to appear human. If others are interested in other non-human characters, please feel free to create them for approval and they can be incorporated elsewhere at a later time.
 

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