Story Ages ago, when the oldest trees were still seedlings; The god Ternus revealed the world's future to a man named Ellid. Ellid, terrified by the secrets shown him, immediately recorded Ternus' words into a tome, and begged people heed what it said, that they may be prepared for the hardships to come. They scoffed, and before long Ellid's name was ruined. He left his village, and built a monastery in the Dar Hills, where he placed his tome. The moment the book left his fingers, his life left him. Thousands of years passed, and the monastery was discovered by a group of monks. It had been buried by the hills surrounding it, and it took a full two year for the monks to excavate its remains. They found the tome, and promptly set to translating it. Soon after, a plague broke out across the land. A horrible sickness that caused those affected to go insane and attack their brothers. An entire race was driven extinct by the plague, and the rest are on the verge of destruction. Just when all hope seemed lost, a young monk by the name of Arliar raced into the palace of the kingdom of man, and beseeched the king to summon the other nations' leaders; for he had found a possible cure to the plague. He held in his hands the Book of Ellid, and said that it held a map to a second ancient monastery that held the cure to the plague. The king send out a missive to all nations asking their leaders to meet at his castle, and bring any willing to travel to find the monastery, also sending out a message to his people. It is these travelers who will alter the fate of the world. ----------------- The Game This is a Third-Person narrative story. Your characters will start by entering the courtyards of the king's castle, to hear what the monk has to say about this monastery. You may choose your race from one of the following: -------------------- Human - King: Elthidius - Capital: Broan Susceptibility to plague: High - the humans have been gravely affected by the plague, and most are in despair because of this. The kingdom of man is the largest in the land of Errilia, its borders spreading from the East lands, to the Dar Hills in the far North. They are proud, and strong. A rare few practice magic, though most frown upon the act out of fear and superstition. -------------------- Elementi - Leader: Ieril and Zin - Capital: None (I'm only looking for one person to play as an Elementi, though I may make an exception if your ideas are good. Feel free to send me your ideas, and I'll select the one that best fits the story. Susceptibility to plague: Very low - The Elementi are the race least affected by the plague; however, they are all so powerful that a single infected can cause enough damage to be a concern to the entire race. They live throughout the land of Errilia, though the majority dwell in the West, in the forests. Elementi are humans that achieved "ascendance" through the use of magic. By becoming one with nature, they released themselves from their human needs. No Elementi looks the same, as each chooses their own appearance, and the element that most suits them. They are in full control of the element they choose; though, by taking on any element, they share its needs (such as sun for plants), and share any weaknesses that their chosen element possesses. They communicate through the use of a Familiar, which they are linked to mentally. The Familiars are spirits that are summoned by a human before they shed their body, and can be almost any shape imaginable; though most take the shape of an animal. Their lives are connected to the Elementi's until one dies, which causes the other to die. The Familiars are not affected by the plague. (Something to remember when creating your character and their Familiar: They are two separate personalities. They will not always agree on the same thing, and are hardly ever in harmony with one another.) -------------------------- Gnome - King: Grshnel - Capital: Hrond'il Susceptibility to plague: Very high - The Gnome population has fallen to a mere fraction of its former self. Their borders lie solely in the Hrond'il Hills, just South of the Dar Hills. They had much more land to the South, but the cities there have been abandoned due to the plague. The Gnomes are short -about knee height on a fully grown man- and slightly pear shaped. They have round animal-like faces, and have round furry ears. They dislike the daylight, and wear large caps to protect themselves from the sun. Most of their kingdom is underground, but there are still a few villages built out on the Hrond'il Hill's sides. They are capable of manipulating the earth, and use this ability to build their underground tunnels. --------------------- Faun - Leader: Terel - Capital: Wild-Coast Susceptibility to plague: Medium - While not widely infected by the plague, the Fauns have still lost several thousand of their population. Their land is in the South-East, in an area they call the Flat-Land Prairies. The Fauns are a rather skittish race, and can be very mistrusting at times. Their lower halves are that of a goat's, and their torso that of a man's. They have a pair of goat ears, horns, and eyes, on an otherwise human face. They are capable of running at very high speeds, and have an increased metabolism. They are incapable of magic like the other races, but compromise with their speed. ------------------ Rules 1. No controlling others' characters, unless given special permission. 2. No invincibility. 3. Only join if you intend to write. If you have to leave, or if you fail to write, I will either infect your character, or turn it into an NPC. 4. Communicate with one another. If you're going to do something unexpected, PM me first. 5. Don't spam with posts, or make them too long. (I had a problem with overtly long posts in my last RPG which didn't go so well. I plan not to make that error again.) Roughly 100-500 words will do per post. 6. Please stay up to date with posts, and read the discussion thread. 7. My word is law. --------------------- Your Character Prior to posting a character, PM me your idea first. Here's the template. Name: Race: Age: Sex: Appearance: Aura: Clothing/Equipment: Short Bio: Personality: Miscellaneous info: [Likes/dislikes would be a good thing to mention here.] ----------------------- Happy writing.