The 1st Magic Insurrection
Back before the advent of the sciences, humanity had the ability to cast magic. Magic users were the more dominant force of humanity. During these periods their power was nothing short of incredible and you could tell these people apart from the standard human by their black, tattoo like birthmarks. The magical powers these people possessed had a varying range; from telekinesis to elemental abilities. At the height of their power the Magic users accounted for almost 70% of the human population.
However, The magic users were split in their philosophy. Some of them believed that it was the magic users job to protect the earth and its inhabitants. Others thought that it was their place to control the rest of the world. This differing view of beliefs eventually culminated in a magic war between the two warring factions; The Guild, who wanted to protect the Earth, and Corpus, the group that wanted to dominate humanity. This war was highly destructive and very quickly many lives were lost. At one point it was even thought that the Earth might be destroyed. The remaining non-magic users of Earth, in the fallout of this war, decided to put aside their petty squabbles of country and tribe, and try to deal with this 'magic' problem.
What happened next was nothing short of genocide. Quickly, large groups of Magic users were being murdered, and their numbers quickly diminished. As their numbers dropped so did the chance that any new born children who were born became magic users too. After hundreds of years of persecution, the remaining population of magic users had dwindled to less that 5%, and today in 2017 has fallen to 0.1% with only an estimated 20,000 magic users left.
However, old habits never die, and once again the cauldron is starting to bubble. A group of angry and disenfranchised magic users have started their own terrorist cell called 'Dark Shadow': The Corpus re-imagined for the modern world. Their goal is to take over the world, and show the rest of humanity why magic users are the dominant species.
On the flipside, the Guild still carries on, trying to regulate the hiding magic users. Creating rules and laws which it enforces, trying to keep the peace between the magic and non magic forces by creating its own authority. While everyone in the magic world might not agree with them, everyone has no choice but to accept. This mainly comes from the fact that the Guild has been run as a hereditary dynasty. The powers of the dynasty have been passed down through each child and this has culminated in creating arguably the most power magic user in the world. Her powers are legendary and she has used these powers, along with other methods to keep everyone in check.
So this RP is not a black and white, Good Vs Evil RP. The Guild id the force for good, but they are not angels themselves. The leader of the Guild can be a bitch. But it is pretty much a RP where two sides will be competing against one another and trying to get the upper hand. Your characters will get hurt and may even die. You have been warned.
I will be taking on the role of the leader of the Dark Shadow which means i need someone to play the leader of the Guild. Given the importance of this role i am looking for someone who is experienced and i am sorry if i judge your character sheet more harshly than others if you apply for the role. It is just important i get her right. The person who gets this is pretty much a Co-GM by default.
Character sheet and Relationship sheet is below. The relationship sheet is only applicable to characters you know before the RP started. It mostly will contain the people from your own team, unless you have had prior run ins with people from the other team. You will need to message the other accepted players to see what kind of relationship they would like with your character.
I am new to the whole GMing thing and am terrible at creating character sheets etc. PLEASE feel free to add bits, styling and other bits that you like. Any information you want to add is fine. I am not going to get pissy if you adapt the template. I want you to be creative and feel the character you are making :) I am sure some of you have fancy fonts as well xD
Also, i just want to take the chance to say, thank you for reading my text and getting this far. I am quite nervous about doing this and i am sure that i have missed things out, so please if you have any suggestions etc, please let me know. I am really excited to get my First RP here off the ground.
[h1][b][color=000000]Full Name Here[/color][/b][/h1]
Character Image Here
[b]Alignment: (Either Guild or Dark Shadow)[/b]
[b]Rank within Organisation: (So from top to bottom: Leader, Second in Command, Lieutenant, Captain, Member, Recruit)[/b]
[b]Birthmark Shape (You can use an image if you don't want to describe it)[/b]
[b]Location of Birthmark[/b]
[b]Magical Abilities (Please don't go overboard here, most people have one, maybe two. Only The Guild Leader can have more)[/b]
[b]Place of Birth:[/b]
[b]Relationship (Bold as needed):[/b]Best Friends - Good Friends - Friends - Well known - Warm - Acquaintances - Unknown - Cold - Dislikes - Hates - Enemies - Rival - Nemesis
[b]Characters opinion of them: (Why do they feel the way that they do)[/b]