James Posted June 22, 2002 Share Posted June 22, 2002 [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/OAWLOGO.jpg[/IMG] [b]Background[/b] [i]The world of Gaia faces impending turmoil. The Chancellor of Verdun has ordered a rapid expansion of the nation's military powers, including the construction of the world's first long-range military silo. These developments are troubling to Verdun's southern neighbour, Oleron. The peaceful land of Oleron is based on the use of magic and swordsmanship; not on the use of cannons or guns. The Oleronean Guild of Power (the governing body in Oleron) has called a Grand Assembly, inviting the leaders of Gaia's other two populated nations: Esperna and Almaran. As the representatives arrive in Oleron's capital of Meridion, a large explosion rocks the eastern sector of the city. It seems that someone isn't interested in peace -- the people of Oleron strongly suspect that Verdun was behind the attack, but there are some who suspect that greater forces are manipulating Verdun behind the scenes...[/i] [b]The World of Gaia[/b] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Gaia_Map.jpg[/IMG] The world of Gaia is made up of [b]seven[/b] continents. Of those seven continents, [b]four[/b] are populated by a specific race of beings. The map above uses colour coding to demonstrate where each race's territory lies. As you can see, Verdun is home to the Hume, Oleron is home to the Elves, Almaran is home to the Halbreed and Esperna is home to the Quart. In the map above, the colored icons represent [b]capital cities[/b] and [b]important geographical locations[/b]. Specific towns and buildings are represented by numbers, which are listed at the bottom. Each number and its corresponding structure/city/town is also colour coded, to demonstrate which race it belongs to. [b]Sign Up[/b] [b]Select Character[/b] Selecting a character is pretty simple. But you'll need to read carefully, just to ensure that you choose wisely. Below, you will find a complete list of possible characters to use in the RPG. Each individual character is given a number. In the select character field, all you need to do is type the number of the character you want. If someone else has selected a character that you want to use, you will need to find another. Only one model per participant. Once you have chosen the model of how your character will appear, you simply need to fill out the following fields: [b]CHAR. NUMBER: NAME: AGE: LOCATION:[/b] And now, I'll introduce you to the various races: [b]Elf[/b] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Female_Elves.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Female Elves[/size] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Male_Elves.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Male Elves[/size] The Elfin race occupies the nation of Oleron. Elves are generally considered to be the most noble creatures in the world. They are highly knowledgable and their society prides itself on knowledge and wisdom. Elves tend to focus on non-mechanical weaponry. That is, they utilize everything from daggers and swords to lances and ninja stars. All of their weaponry is hand-made and in some cases, elves add magical qualities to their weapons. In general, elves carry two light weapons -- one in each hand. They do not carry guns, pistols or any other kind of automatic weaponry. Elves are moderately powerful when it comes to magic ability. And in general, elfin magic is based on the dark arts (offensive magic). [b]Hume[/b] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Female_Hume.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Female Hume[/size] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Male_Hume.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Male Hume[/size] The Hume are the wealthiest and most technologically advanced race on the planet. They occupy the nation of Verdun, to the north of Oleron. Throughout history, Hume were perhaps closest to Elves in terms of their society. But in recent decades, the Hume have moved beyond Elves in terms of technology and society -- the Hume capital of Vin Kartia is the largest and most polluted city on Gaia. The continual technological advancement has come at a price; the hume have completely forgotten magic. They no longer practice magic of any kind within the borders of Verdun and recently, it has become illegal to practice any kind of magic at all. Those who practice magic are sent to Solace Prison, a prison which already contains thousands of people from all over Gaia. Hume generally use some sort of automatic weapon -- a pistol, a rifle, a shotgun or even a high-energy laser weapon. Due to the fact that Hume weaponry is the most powerful in the world of Gaia, hume generally only carry one weapon. [b]Halbreed[/b] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Male_Halbreed.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Male Halbreed[/size] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Female_Halbreed.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Female Halbreed[/size] The Halbreed are an ancient race. They occupy the nation of Almaran. Halbreed are actually a mixed race; they are half Hume, half animal. The combination is a unique one, because it gives the Halbreed much more sensitive hearing, vision and sense of smell. In some cases, it also allows Halbreed to control wild animals through a form of hypnosis. Halbreed are fairly peaceful but are often reluctant to accept outsiders. They prefer to deal with their own kind whenever possible. Halbreed weaponry is fairly simplistic, consisting of basic swords, knives and clubs. However, what they lose in weaponry they make up for in physical attributes. Halbreed are the physically strongest race in the world in Gaia. They can run the fastest, jump the highest and they even have the ability to camouflage with natural surroundings. Like Hume, Halbreed can only carry one weapon at a time. [b]Quart[/b] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Female_Quart.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Female Quart[/size] [IMG]http://www.itsmysite.com/j-otaku/images/Male_Quart.jpg[/IMG] [size=1]Male Quart[/size] The Quart are a race which inhabits the western continent of Esperna. Quart appear very short and look very young. However, they posess the longest lifespan of any creature in the world of Gaia. Some Quart have been known to live for more than 500 years -- Quart do not age on the outside and therefore, it can be very difficult to tell exactly how old a Quart male or female actually is. The Quart are tribal people who live in villages which sit amongst the branches of enormous trees. They are physically the weakest of any race on Gaia, however, they posess very powerful magic abilities. In general, Quart utilize powerful white magic (which can be either defensive or offensive). Due to their magical power, the Quart actually have a great deal of control over the planet -- they are considered to be the guardians of the natural balance. Quart do not carry any weapons. They use magic, which does not require weaponry. [b]Other sign up fields include:[/b] [b]Bio/history: Personality: Weapon/s: Items (up to five can be carried): White Magic Spells: (used by Quart only) Black Magic Spells: (used by Quart and Elf) Ability 1: (any race can use abilities -- however, the abilities should be related to what that race can realistically do [ie: Halbreed might have a "sense" ability]) Ability 2:[/b] I'll post my sign up soon. [size=1]EDIT: I just noticed that two models have the same number. If you want to use a character which shares a number with another character, just say in the character number field what the race and sex of the model is.[/size] [b]I'm using character number 50 -- it's reserved. :)[/b] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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