World: The story is set in the great blue, a world covered in 80% ocean with various islands. The world is low level steam punk (no planes or flying craft) with pistols and the odd steam machine but the legion is pushing its technology forwards at a dangerous rate. Sea monsters such as the kraken do exist but are common place for sailors. Special things know as 'loadstones' powered by animagi magic serve to keep the more dangerous creatures away from islands and floatilas. There are two poles and to the very east an west lie what locals call the storm front, no one has ever crossed it and returned. Story: D leader of the Legion of Steel is intent on finding one of the more powerful animagi artefacts that allows control of the sea itself. With this power he intends to rule the Great blue in the name of the light. Opposing him is Solomon T, leader of the rebellion and current possesser of the Ziz artefact allowing him control over storms. He is rarely seen by low ranking rebels. D has forced any animagi to register wth the legion, in exchange for being left alone they must assist the legion when needed. D doesn't engage himself with others much, his orders are carried out by his right hand known as M. M is a powerful magma animagi and a force to be reckoned with. Rules: Do not control others characters! GM's word is law! No God modding! Dialogue from other characters should be put in bold type! Templates must be sent to the GM for approval BEFORE posting Keep OOC in the discussion! Try to write at least 50 - 100 words per post. If you're post is going to be small (e.g. and interaction) private message the other person and collaborate on one post. Give another player a chance to dodge your attacks if you engage in pvp. On the other hand your character cannot dodge every attack, be reasonable (this applies for fighting non-player characters). One character per person to start Most of all have fun! Character Name: Age: Appearance (picture is acceptable): Personality: Inventory: Class (see below): Element: Skills (includes spells): Allegiance: Miscellaneous info: Classes/Magic Non magic classes are open to do with as you wish (within reason). Magic classes have some limitations. Magic users are known as animagi. Through use of a trinket, normally a piece of jewelery, they are able to turn into an animal. Animagi have three levels of transformation: 1) Animal transformation - Turn into their animal form. In this form they unable to use magic but have animal specific abilities. 2) Partial transformation - Turn half way into their animal. Allows weak magic and some animal abilities. 3) Elemental transformation - Turn into their animal form made of their element (such as a fire bird). Animagi are also able to manipulte the element their trinket belongs to. The most common elements are: Earth - Most land animals. Known for their strength and stamina and repairing ships. Most can traverse water using wood or rocks. Wind - Most Birds. Known for being agile and fast. Most can either run on water or fly. Water - Most sea animals. Known for their affinity for healing. Able to travel in and under the water. Fire - A mixture of land and sky creatures (there has yet to be a fire fish ). Favoured by the legion for their destructive abilities. They come as a double edged sword, with most craft being wooden their attacks are the most damaging. However they becom near useless in rain or when submerged. There are also less common elements such as sand, lightning, ice, metal and other sub-elements. Note: You can have an animal with a different element such as and earth bird although this isn't common. I don't want too many animagi, so its first come first served. There will be oppertunities to become one later one however. No animagi will be above rank 1. Allegiance Your character may be either Legion - You will start in the iron city (optional for animagi) Rebel - You will start in either Browndocks or little rock No allegiance - You will start in little rock If your character is animagi they will either have alliegence to the legion or be hiding their ability. Notable locations: Little Rock - A neutral island town to the east. Know for its library and farms. A favourite of rogue animagi as the town dislike legionaires and do as little to assist them as possible. 200 people living there permenantly but can hold 400. Iron city - One of the large islands to the north acting as the Legion of Steel headquaters. Its size has been increased with large flotillas being attached. Centre for the millitary power. Contains factories and academies. The academies hold about 1200 people each, about 400 non-legion people live in the shops and taverns. Browndocks - Named so due to the wood its made from. A centralised flotilla that acts as the trade centre. Has it's own guards that remain completely neutral, D has tried to change this but the legion needs the trade access so he is forced to put up with it. 300 permanent residents, can hold 600-700. Rebel base - Solomon's base. The Legion have so far been unable to find it, with only his highest ranking members knowing how to access it. It's unknown how large it is or how many people it holds. Setup The legion is currently making a push for the rebels meaning they are using whatever resources are availble. Legion characters will be given orders once we've started. Non-legion characters will be looking for work or adventure and have found their way to one of the two locations mentioned above. Rebel characters have heard no orders for a while and are looking for work aswell.