Extreme Blessed - a dark fantasy adventure

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  1. Lestari

    Lestari And we have sent you not but as a mercy

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    Since time immemorial, each Era in the realm of Ejszaka has been concluded by the onset of everlasting night.

    As the sun retreats beneath the horizon one last time and dooms the land to the tyranny of the moon, Ejszaka is shrouded in a darkness that strips its denizens of purpose and leaves them twisted, malformed, deranged. It's said to be an ancient, recurring punishment mandated by jealous gods who sought to demonstrate the depths to which humanity could sink if cursed with the void of destiny called free will, and only by the will of the gods does the sun eventually rise again, dispelling the darkness and leaving Ejszaka to recover beneath the aegis of newly restored purpose.

    But one day, the sun set one last time, and night fell upon the land, and humanity awaited a divine intervention that never came. Humans continued to descend into madness and demonhood, unable to cope with the anguish of free will: sanity and hope have become precious commodities in the forsaken realm of Ejszaka since the sun last set three years ago.

    There remains but one possibility of salvation for the tattered remnants of mankind: the ancient bell enshrined within the tower by the sea, the tolling of which will call the gods and bring the plight of humanity to their attention. Five nameless heroes are blessed with the destiny of ringing the bell, brought together by the keening need to carry out the purpose with which they are imbued-- knowing nothing of each other, perhaps knowing nothing of themselves, knowing only that they alone have the blessing of purpose in a land corrupted by the despair of free will.

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    Classes

    Think of these less as firmly defined divisions with binding stats and abilities and more as fluff, to provide some hint of backstory and capacity. I mean, obviously your fighter should not be hurling magic around and your sorcerer should not be bludgeoning demons with their enormous warhammer, but you also shouldn't feel too constrained by the classes. I will accept one character for each, though I'm totally open to new ideas if the class you want is taken or none appeals to you.

    Fighter: A warrior wandering the land in search of challenge and glory, well-rounded in all forms of melee combat. More than a few such souls have seen in the onset of eternal night an opportunity for heroism; they leave behind nothing but blood-stained helmets, broken swords, shattered dreams.

    Paladin: A knight of the mostly extinct Holy Order of Ash, as renowned for the implacability of their faith as for their incredible fortitude. The paladins are symbols of hope and conviction in these dark times, but in Ejszaka, the brighter the light as it shines, the darker the void it leaves behind.

    Ranger: Fiercely committed to the veneration and preservation of nature, these woodland meanderers make talented trackers and are deadly with a bow. For many, the beauty of the land is a welcome comfort, though it is, as all things beneath the sun and the moon, ultimately doomed.

    Thief: An agile trickster, lurking in the shadows with dagger at hand in wait for an opportunity to strike. In such dismal days as these, there are those who inevitably turn to thievery and deceit to survive; could it be that even such a scoundrel could save this doomed land?

    Sorcerer: A disciple of the fallen Library of Ismeret, whose apprentices channel the very spirit of the land to hurl lightning bolts, spawn tongues of flame, launch soul arrows. They command a formidable power, but in acting as a conduit for such destruction, they risk that ruin turning inward.

    Monk: A faithful adherent of the Way of the Shrine, which exhorts its followers to use magic to empower the weak and mend the wounded, flesh and heart alike. Even the lowest rascal dares not harm a monk, for their vocation is a noble one-- damned to failure in the end, but noble all the same.

    Scholar: A student of knowledge obscure and arcane who eschews combat in favour of insight into the unknown. While it is true that strength of arms and magical might is what it takes to prevail over demons, without knowledge, how are the blessed to even begin their quest?

    Rules

    1. You do not talk about Blessed.

    2. You do not talk about Blessed.

    3. If you didn't catch that reference you do not join Blessed (I'm just kidding, get in here.)

    4. For real, you're all adults, so act like adults, plain and simple.

    5. Lore has been left fairly ambiguous for a reason. It's to be revealed over the course of the RP, by both GM and RPers. So long as you preserve the tone of the story (which I think is fairly clear by now), Ejszaka is your setting to help craft. Other than the tone of the story and the fact that only humans are permitted for characters (none of that elf dwarf gnome shit, this ain't World of Warcraft) you have a lot of free reign here.

    6. There will be no character sheets for this RP. Instead, when submitting your character, you will post a single sentence which includes the character's class and sums up the gist of the character whilst hinting at more to be explored in the RP. You may link an image, if you like. An example is below.

    7. If there are any questions, don't hesitate to post them or PM me.

    Characters


    Lestari : A soft-spoken woman in the livery of a holy paladin, as indomitable in will as she is in battle; rumour has it the Holy Order of Ash was slaughtered by demons in the advent of the night, but she will not speak of how she evaded that fate.

    GPooh : The past was the past, or so the young man thought; A warrior that moved through the land, covered in scars telling his story, a story that no one knows the end of.

    Hooligan : A monk, seasoned in years as well as magic, seeking the answers to his dwindling faith in hope.

    Mellow : A breathing, tattered canvas wreathed in a pockmarked mantle; a sorcerer capable of few words that has found an attentive if volatile listener in the spirit of the land.

    Kitt : There is no one wiser or more knowledgeable than the scholar who holds all of the cards in her hands.

    Miss Wood : There was beauty in the wild that only the sightless senses of this Ranger knew, but with the night now constant, she didn't need to see the darkness that now consumed the land.
     
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  2. NovaCaster

    NovaCaster The Best Damn Doughnut Salesman in town baby

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    Alrighty , sorry for the excitement. Will there be a specific place for me to post character info or would here be just dandy ?
     
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    Lestari And we have sent you not but as a mercy

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    No need to apologise for the enthusiasm-- it's quite appreciated, actually. That said, just post your little character blurb right here in this thread. No sense creating a character thread since there are no profiles.
     
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  4. Lestari

    Lestari And we have sent you not but as a mercy

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    Fix that and we'll be good to go.
     
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    NovaCaster The Best Damn Doughnut Salesman in town baby

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    A young male ranger, appears to be between the ages of 16 and 23. Is from a small Northern village, seems to be in good spirits despite the current circumstances, has troubles sleeping.
     
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    NovaCaster The Best Damn Doughnut Salesman in town baby

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    So so sorry , fixed.
     
  7. Hooligan

    Hooligan フウリガン Administrator Moderator

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    Count me as possibly interested in being a monk.
     
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    The past was the past, or so the young man thought; A warrior that moved through the land, covered in scars telling his story, a story that no one knows the end of.
     
  9. Kitt

    Kitt Kitt Kat Bar Administrator Moderator Administrator

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    I started to read that as "Count me in," and got really excited and then I saw the word "possibly," and my dreams were crushed.
     
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    Hooligan フウリガン Administrator Moderator

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    Oh? :p

    It kinda depends if I'm gonna drop this bullshit online class... which I probably will.
     
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    Hooligan フウリガン Administrator Moderator

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    A monk, seasoned in years as well as magic, seeking the answers to his dwindling faith in hope.
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    Btw was that a Fight Club reference or am I stupid
     
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  12. Mellow

    Mellow Came for the food but stayed for the prom dresses.

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    A breathing, tattered canvas wreathed in a pockmarked mantle; a sorcerer capable of few words that has found an attentive if volatile listener in the spirit of the land.



    Marking my interest and such officially here rather than a "maybe if" through second hand sources, if there's room for me to sneak in I mean. :>

    Edit: A little bird told me to police the length.
    Edit 2: Doodled up a pixel bust and sprite.
     
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  13. Kitt

    Kitt Kitt Kat Bar Administrator Moderator Administrator

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    I will post mine in a bit.
     
  14. Lady

    Lady Fellow Daydreamer

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    What positions are left?
     
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    Kitt Kitt Kat Bar Administrator Moderator Administrator

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    @Lady any one you want. Everyone here is subject to be rejected if we don't feel as if it's the right fit for the roleplay. ^^
     
  16. Lestari

    Lestari And we have sent you not but as a mercy

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    Yeah, you're welcome to submit a paladin so awesome I end up having to reject myself, if you like.
     
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  17. Kitt

    Kitt Kitt Kat Bar Administrator Moderator Administrator

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    Wuber, you have been rejected <3
     
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    Lady Fellow Daydreamer

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    A quiet but fiercely protective scholar, much of her body hidden by layers of thick black robe; she appears to those who need words of encouragement or wisdom but just as quickly disappears back into the shadows.

    How's that?
     
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    Kitt Kitt Kat Bar Administrator Moderator Administrator

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    There is no one wiser or more knowledgeable than the woman who holds all of the cards in her hands.
     
  20. Lestari

    Lestari And we have sent you not but as a mercy

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    Alright crew, the character roster has been updated with the accepted characters. Anybody whose character wasn't accepted is welcome to submit for another role (any that remain open) until I get an IC up.
     

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