Guard Dogs of Avalon: Coming of the Olde Gods! (co-Gmed by Kingtype) Story: There is a fair land called Avalon surrounded by the Endless Ocean and bordered to the Far East by the Heavenly Mountains. It is a mideval country that as of late has been ridden with crime lords and petty thieves, muggers, and corrupted black-magic mages, and too few Guard Dogs, the name of the police force that is stationed in every major city. Our story begins a day after His Grace, Duke Chalcedon Tallent II, who rules all the vast lands of Avalon, decrees to lower the entrance age to the Guard Dog force so that youngsters fifteen and up can join, thus swelling the ranks of the Dogs in an attempt to thwart the rising crime rate. This story will take place in the capital city of Zhegorz with the Duke's Citadel at it's middle. The new Guard Dogs will be called 'Puppies', or 'Pups', and live at the local Dog House and start off their training with petty crimes and local patrols with their resident Top Dog, or police captain. But Avalon is also a land of magic and mages, so a common patrol around the block could lead to just about anything... Plot: The story begins as your char decides to leave home and family to join the noble ranks of the Guard Dogs as Pups. You can be anywhere from fifteen to twenty years of age, a regular person or an apprentice mage. As you move up the ranks in the Guard, you will be travelling from city to city, facing new dangers and advancing your skills and/or magic, and discovering the meaning of an ancient prophecy about 'the Coming of the Olde Gods'. Types of Mages: If your char is a apprentice mage, they're magic works through a 'craft'. It can be anything from fabric to wood and the possibilities for your magic are endless. There are rare types of magic and commons ones, if more than two char's pick the same rare type, then the latter one will have to forfeit. Each power is stronger or weaker depending on your char's magic and their surroundings: such as, an Animal Mage would be stronger around animals, and a Green Mage would be more powerful in a forest. Here are a few ideas you can use, or you can pm Kingtype or Erik-The-Enchanter! your own unique idea for approval (some of these ideas were inspired by the Circle of Magic Books): Thread Magic: magic with clothes and other woven products. Green Magic: magic with plants. Nature Magic(rare): magic with the tides, weather, earthquakes, and deep-earth magma. Metal Magic: works with controlling any types of metal, from silver to gold. Shield Magic: magic that works with creating invisible force fields. Animal Magic(rare): deals with speaking to animals, healing them and possibly shapeshifting into them. Fire Magic: magic with fire and some control of melted stone, or magma. Water Magic, Earth Magic, and Air Magic: works through their specific elements. Unmagic(very rare): this is a peculiar magic that eats other magics and consumes light, hope and life. Psychic Magic(rare): works with visions, dreams, spirit-travel, healing and speaking with ghosts. Totemist Magic: works through stones, crystals, straw dollies, runes, wands or any other magical tool. Gameplay: You will receive upgrades for your powers by showing excellance in battle and solving complicated situations. Regular humans will receive more talismans and/or weaponry. Magic only gives you a slight upperhand in Guard Dog work--strategy and level-headedness is also important. Regular un-magical Pups are also the only ones who can use weapons. Everyone will get fifty points every fight. A hundred points will upgrade your power/arsenal, and you will upgrade again when you reach a hundred fifty, and again at a two hundred, and so on. Character Templates(post in the discussion thread for approval): Name: Age: Gender: Mage?: Yes/No Type of Magic(only if you're a mage): Ability(your ability will upgrade through the points system): Special Weapons(only if you're not a mage)(these may be enchanted or not): Appearance: Personality: Short Bio: Other: Rules: The usual, no god-moding, no excessive profanity (a cuss word every three or four posts is acceptable), no contorlling other players, must post at least a paragraph each post, play by the game rules and just have some great fun!