“This world is corrupt,” a feminine, ethereal voice full of dispassion reverberated through the dimly lit room to entice the attention of its captor. “Humanity has failed. Where I had placed essence and harmony; humanity placed oblivion and hostility. I gifted this world with life on a simple condition. Now humanity believes it is just to tarnish that promise.”
A cloaked figure stepped forward into the celestial glow the entity emitted, revealing only the lower portion of his face that his hood could not conceal. His lips, caressed by a hint of day old stubble, turned up at the corner to create a smug grin.
“My child, born with purpose and with burden, you have betrayed your kin; you have betrayed me.”
“Millennia have past and all but few have turned from your teachings. You, a believed, benevolent goddess, have been forgotten.” The man crossed his arms over his leather clad figure as he ignored the goddess’ rambling. “You’ve created creatures far beyond humanities control, they defy nature itself.”
“I am nature.” The goddess retorted flatly. “Not only have you wronged me, but you have wronged your own kind. Humanity has sent itself on a path towards self destruction and I have presented you with the stepping stones to reverse your misdeeds.”
As the room quickly fell into silence the man’s grin faltered, and moments passed before he turned to leave the goddess to her isolation.
Through tender lips she whispered, “I have created humanity’s salvation”.
A Brief History
A Brief History
Millennia ago, the altruistic goddess, Eve, created Athos. For centuries she carefully crafted the atmosphere, the earth and the salty ocean waters. Her fingers delicately composed the wind, the rain and the vibrant plant life to stretch across her planet.
Athos was her child, her commitment and her legacy; but it was always lacking.
Feeling as though her world was incomplete she began searching for the missing piece and came across a new creation... humanity.
A completely sentient living organism capable of utilizing free will and intelligence; humanity represented everything Eve had hoped for her world. However Eve soon came to realize a horrible truth.
Humanity was flawed.
Disobedient, destructive; her children were capable of many great things but were also capable of the bad. This angered the Goddess; all of her hard work was being taken for granted. So she approached her small band of mankind with a compromise.
“Treat this earth and your kin to compassion, generosity and amity and you will flourish. Refuse me and count the days to your own demise.”
And so the people flourished.
Heeding their Goddess’s plea, humanity grew; over the following centuries civilizations blossomed and began dotting the world with nations. Mankind lived in constant harmony with the earth and each other.
Yet the time came when Eve’s temples cleared of worshipers and the wandering heralds’ cries fell on deaf ears. Her growing world had buried Eve’s teachings and her children began forgetting... and rebelling.
It all began innocently enough. An accidental shove during a fight rendering a man dead and the other party pleased was all that was needed to awaken what Eve had fought so hard to keep quiet.
Hatred, lies, thievery, murder; it all marked the beginning of an end.
More centuries past, but humanity did not flourish; it began to tear at the seams. War and famine covered the planet and ever so slowly, Athos’ light began fading.
Five hundred years ago, the first Renegade was created; a human gifted with Eve’s magic to help right the wrongs of human kind. A Renegades duty was simple; bring back the serenity that once stretched across the land. It was up to them to help guide humanity back to the promise they once made and save Athos.
SettingYou will notice the settings within this role play are described very basically. As a very imaginative and creative person, my hopes are that you use your imagination not only to create fantastic characters, but to also build upon Athos throughout the story.
Being an original fantasy role play a lot of imagination and creativity is needed not only by myself, but every party involved. Please, don’t be shy to add towns, regions anything you like to enhance the originality of your character and his/her story. Concordia is a vast empire with all of its land at your disposal. Have fun, be creative and use it wisely.
Concordia is a large nation encompassing 1/3 of the worlds land mass. It has many different types of terrain; the snowy cliffs in the far north, the ocean fronts, the grassy flat lands, swamps and forests.
It is dotted with many villages, small townships and farm land but is very poor outside the capital city. Many of the citizens fend and support themselves no thanks to Concordia’s government but no corner is left unpatrolled by their large army. And like any nation in Athos, hidden across the land are the various abandoned temples dedicated to Eve.
The bustling capital city of the grand nation of Concordia is a maze of narrow, snaking alleyways encircled by a bowl of large mountains (the only entrance being a bridge carved through the side of one mountainside). It is separated into three major districts, (slums, marketplace and nobility/royalty) with buildings ranging from cheap and cracked sandstone to the majestic craftsmanship of the enormous palace in the cities centre.
Odessa, despite the current state of humanity does prosper thanks to its laws against Renegades, its hierarchy and other political leaders. Odessa also garners a lot of the coffers attention, therefore keeping it a stable and happy city.
Concordia’s army resides and trains within Odessa’s barracks.
Character TypesRenegades –
Creatures with unique abilities; branded by the Goddess Eve. Renegades are considered enemies to the human race and are hunted and eliminated accordingly, either by public execution – to prove a position of sovereignty – or by other means oblivious to civilized society.
Many keep their identity hidden, mostly by covering the distinctive marks they receive during the change from Human to Renegade – an arduous process only a select number survive – and continue on to live as normally as possible. This change can occur at any age. These marks are recognizable in various positions on a Renegades body.
Renegades are created to return peace and equilibrium to Athos. Their reputation of a ruinous existence is only a representation of the Human’s fear, ignorance towards the true nature of a Renegade and what they are persuaded to believe by Athos’ leaders. On occasion their ways of operating add to the ongoing rumours and have, since the first Renegade was branded, been known as malevolent beings unwelcome in the world of Athos.
A Renegades power is drawn from the magical properties Eve imbued within them; these powers are commonly referred to as Elements and are possible of many things.
Rouges are Renegades that use malicious or unethical means throughout the process of completing what they were created to do. Rouges are known for manipulating their magic for their own gain.
Alliances & Your Role
Within this role play alliances are not the typical ‘black and white’ stereotype that most of you may be used to seeing by now. It is honestly up to the perception of not only yourself, but your character(s) to decided what is ‘good’ or ‘evil’.
Your role is very simple; bring back the peace and prosperity that once flourished in Athos and save the human race from destroying itself. How you go about completing this goal is what will determine what is truly good and evil.
Keep in mind though, your choices will affect how the story will flow and the end result. Also, as I said earlier, this is not a ‘black and white’ role play; try some out of the box thinking and originality as not everything will be what you expect.
As Eve has done for humanity; I am just presenting you with the stepping stones.
Concordian Army and Elite Force –
The vast Concordian army, considered the largest and strongest in Athos, is comprised of two main units. The basic unit is composed of human soldiers that police the general public and ensure the law of the land is abided by.
The second unit is known as the Elite Force and is a force to be reckoned with. Feared by human and Renegade alike; the Elite Force is comprised of humans trained to defend against Renegades, and Rouges that have sided with the humans to complete their goals.
The Elite Force actively hunts and executes Renegades and works closely with Concordia officials.
Eve’s Followers –
Not every human has forgotten of their Goddess and some do still actively worship her in private. Along with these few humans are the Renegades and Rouges that believe the only way to complete their goal is to follow Eve’s teachings. Rouges may not follow it to key, but are believers nonetheless.
NotesKeep in mind, that even if you are affiliated with either of these two causes it is still possible to be a neutral party. However, for the sake of character interaction and story flow, I’d still like for you to participate. Converting is also a possibility.
As I said earlier, this is a role play that will be largely affected by your actions. This means:
- You may or may not succeed in your goal. The entire planet may explode. Eve may not be the goody-two-shoes you think she is. Who knows.
- Your character(s) have the possibility of dying (an extreme result). That’s right, I said it. If you want to participate in this role play please be aware that your character is not a god, just blessed by one. You cannot dodge every move, you cannot survive everything! You must be able to save face.
- If you dig yourself a hole, be prepared. Because your decisions and actions, as separate characters and as a whole, affect the story you could end up in a lot of trouble. Be sensible with your decisions and stay true to your character.
- To make it easier, think of this role play as one of those ‘Choose Your Own Adventure!’ books. The story (and different possibilities) is there, it’s up to you to decide what rout you’re going to take.
- The role play will begin within Odessa.
- I’m done making bullet points now. Let’s carry on.
- Literacy is a must. Perfection is not required but legible posts are. Please include at least two paragraphs to each post.
- I reserve the right to accept or decline templates.
- Godmoding and powerplaying is prohibited unless specified otherwise by me and the other parties involved.
- Romance is allowed, but please keep it PG13.
- Swearing is to be kept to a minimum.
- No Mary-Sue or Gary-Stu characters. Please make sure they are not one dimensional and have some sort of personality.
- Respect the other players inside and out of the RP and OOC Thread.
- Follow the KHInsider forum rules
- Please be active and post 2-4 times a week. (Unless you have valid reason otherwise, I’m not a drill sergeant =P)
- If you read the rules, please include “Dinosaurs” at the beginning of your template. Why dinosaurs? Because I couldn’t think of anything else.
- Please PM me in advance to let me know if you think you will not be able to participate any longer or need a break. As I said before, I’m no drill sergeant and I will understand.
- Last but not least, don’t forget to relax and have fun.
Age: (Please be sensible here)
Appearance: (At least two paragraphs, please!)
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Skarr as played by Klom89
Gideon Holliander &George Epheimr as played by Chronic Hero
Baltronius Alucard Markadia as played by DMrayZ
Mitsuru Narukami as played by Eva
Titus Narukami as played by Piercing Light
Alexander Vermillion as played by Raiden
Sir Evon as played by Ordeith