Alliance of the Sword Storyline Long ago, two kingdoms were formed by humans on a continent, and began growing. However, the humans were unaware of the Aphen, mythical, intelligent creatures who were living on the continent. The Aphen, using their powers, controlled the human population to keep it from getting out of control. Generations passed without problems, with the humans and Aphen understanding the relationship between them. The two human kingdoms agreed to keep their population in check, and the Aphen agreed to not attack the innocent towns and cities to kill anyone, hiding in the vast wilderness until they were needed. In the recent years, only the Royal Houses of Aliea and Zuxuva knew of the Aphen. The general population of the two kingdoms has long forgotten the mythical creatures hiding in the wilderness. Rules and Specs Rules: 1- No God-Moding 2- Gamemaster’s words are law 3- All questions should be directed to myself 4- No invincibility 5- No controlling other characters 6- No killing other characters 7- Length rule a. At least 100 words b. No one liners c. No posts that significantly change the in-game time (aka hours of time) The Gamemaster will do significant advances of in-game time 8- All posts must progress the storyline. 9- Read the most recent posts before posting a. Read enough so you do not create holes in the story or miss significant information 10- Let the Gamemaster know if you are leaving the game 11- FLAMING, INSULTING, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF HARSHNESS THAT IS DELIBERATELY USED TO HURT SOMEONE ELSE’S FEELINGS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ALL, NOR ACCEPTED ANYWHERE ELSE AROUND THE FORUM. 12- Please edit before posting. 13- Discuss issues and OOC posts in the discussion thread. 14- First post is character template. a. Gamemaster MUST approve character before posting. 15- Please keep character knowledge and player knowledge separate. Just because you read it doesn’t mean your character knows about it. Specs Countries [capital] Aliea [Nooana] Zuxuva [Platca] Governing Positions King of Aliea- Rory Liniy Advisor to the King- Kaliq Jearon Prince of Aliea- Yihon Liniy (27 yrs) King of Zuxuva- Cracra Quitag Advisor to the King- Piil Fegg Princess of Zuxuva- Ena Quitag (7 yrs) Weapons Traditional fantasy weapons (swords, spears, bow and arrows, etc.) If you think your weapon is questionable, message the Gamemaster, or put it in your Character template when you send it. Races Human Aphen (only 3 types, but 5 subtypes of each) - Dragons o Bat (2 large wings, 2 legs, claws on the end of wings) o Serpent (2 medium wings, 4 small legs, long body) o Whiptail (“traditional” dragon: long neck, 4 muscular legs, 2 medium wings, very long muscular tail) o Walking (bipedal, two muscular arms, no wings) o Angelic (Lizard like, short neck, 4 wings, 4 legs that go out and down) - Phoenix (Large flying birds) o Fire (red/orange, can be feathered or can turn into fire) o Lightning (yellow/white, sharp feathers) o Ice (light blue, “foggy” mist comes off of it) o Light (pure white with blue eyes) o Water (dark blue, can turn into rain, can also move through water freely) - Hydra (Multi-headed, 4 legged, long necks, all can regenerate a head as long as there is at least one left) o Acid (drips acid off its body, 3 heads) o Poison (no legs, slithers, has large fangs that inject poison, also has poison in its blood, 2 heads) o Steam (steam is constantly leaving its body through small pores, 3 heads) o Spiked (spikes point outward from everywhere on its body, 3 heads) o Metal (the entire body is coated in a metal skin, 4 heads) Powers Only certain characters have powers. Normal people do not have powers, but a select few have elemental powers. Humans have elemental powers, Aphen have their own powers. There are a select 8 humans who have powers, and each controls a different element: Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Lightning, Plants, Ice, Telekinesis (ability to move objects with the mind, and limited mind control/mind reading) However, at the beginning of the game they do not yet have them. Setting The setting takes place on a large continent, with 2 human kingdoms: Aliea, and Zuxuva. The lands are vast, and still very lush with natural beauty: forests, clean water, and untouched mountains. Small towns dot the landscape, and the larger cities are well known. The capital of Aliea is Nooana, and the capital of Zuxuva is Platca. South of the continent is a neutral island, where the two nations meet for discussions. The island has been a fighting-free zone for over 20 generations. MAP HUMAN Name: (First Last) Age: (between 12 and 40) Gender: (Male/Female) Family: (Parents, Siblings, Children, ages of each) Appearance: (Eye color, hair color and length, height in feet/inches) Typical Clothing: Description: personality, style, etc. Occupation: Hobbies: Powers: Element of choice (Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Lightning, Plants, Ice, and Telekinesis)(You do not have to have a power, you may play a normal person, but each Power can be taken by only one player) Extra info: APHEN Name: (First Last) Aphen type: (Dragon/type, Hydra/type, Phoenix/type) Gender: (M/F) Powers: One breath weapon, one strong physical attack, one mental power, and one other power (I am pretty open to this, but I must approve the powers before you post) Description/Personality: Extra info: (NOTE: If you choose to be an Aphen, please remember there can only be one of each, and please do not make yourself known to the world until I have posted the first Aphen. The Aphen are intelligent protectors of the world itself, not vicious, bloodthirsty monsters, so please remember this if you choose to play one). Please wait for my first post to begin the game. Also, each Aphen will need a human counterpart. This may mean not all Aphen are played. But, I do need players willing to be human with powers. In connection with the plot, all Aphen will need a human counterpart to survive. I will post in the Discussion Thread how many of each I have, and what powers/Aphen are already taken, so you know what you can choose. The powers/Aphen are a first come, first serve basis, so get your characters in to me quickly if you have a preference. Also, as a note, Aphen and humans must be connected. However, you will not be able to play 2 characters. The idea in the game is that two players must interact as Aphen and human.