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Celestial Bonds



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The Continent of Salfare
It is the year 1327, 32nd year of the reign of Vanel Adondum Galias VII, 11th Emperor of Grenheim.

The Empire of Grenheim has been caught by threats of war from all sides for several years. A neighbor to it's south, the republic of Halidar, has begun to force nearby nations into alliances under the guise of protection. The kingdom of Lyngald has begun to incite border disputes on the eastern border, encouraging it's neighbors to do the same. The Skauls have continued to threaten Grenheim's northeastern border with raids across the Adelanian sea. There is no edge of the empire not under threat of war.

This constant threat has seemed to stoke the fires of innovation, leading Grenheim to a sudden industrial revolution. The people have yearned to move beyond the bounds of magic, which is cumbersome and takes dedicating most of your life to learning just the basics. The invention of the gun, mass production, and various gadgets and tools have made life very different from what it had been only a decade ago.

In this age of technological evolution, though, the most significant discovery has been one of a magical nature. Two years ago, mages working under the emperor, studying the Adondum, the holy text of the empire's official religion, discovered a ritual that could convert the emotional bond between two individuals into power. Specifically, the ritual gave one member of the pair immediate magical potential and basic knowledge of their abilities. The other member gained the ability to summon a magical artifact, referred to as a Gear. The bonded pair would also gain a sort of enhanced awareness of each other, knowing the other's general location, being able to sense their emotions, as well as some telepathic communication.

Naturally, this ritual immediately became one of Grenheim's most closely guarded secrets, as well as the obvious solution to all of the problems plaguing its borders. Usable bonds, though, weren't exactly easy to find, so conscription was relatively indiscriminate, with the ritual being conducted across the empire to gather as many usable pairs as possible.

Whilst this collection was occurring, more research was still being done on the ritual, with a second breakthrough occurring recently when the Emperor's mages found a way to track the location of certain bonds, though there were only nine of these bonds that they could track down. This is where you come in. You have been tracked down by one of the Emperor's personal mages and various high ranking members of the church of Adondeus. You and someone you've known for a quite a while have been brought an order straight from the emperor himself.

You are immediately put through the ritual, gaining power derived simply from your emotional bond, as well as a mark that seemed to burn itself into your flesh as the ritual ended, with your partner having an identical one. This symbol is identified as some sort of message from the gods, identifying your bond as one blessed by an ancient prophecy. You aren't given time to test the powers you have gained, though, as the two of you are transported to a location seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

You find yourselves taken to the lands of an old general by the name of Dalgen Carridan. You are told that you will stay there for a temporary period, whilst you undergo training, along with 8 other pairs, all of them seeming to have a destiny set for them by the gods. A mark identifying each of them as holders of Celestial Bonds.


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If you have any additional questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to throw them my way. I plan to have the OoC up within the next week, if this gathers enough interest.
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Well, I mentioned that I've already been working on something. Needed info can probably be covered by PM because stuff that was left out has a 99% chance of having been left out intentionally.


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Basically same as what Snag said for missing info.

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Interested, as a knight. As you know.
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This seems interesting. I'll probably start working on it today and through out this week.
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Interested in being a Mage.

For the purpose of this RP and since communication is key for designing a character, I'm normally on late at night so 11pm-4am CST. I work 6 days a week and the time before that is time I'm working or getting ready for work so it'll be impossible to reach me at that time. Normally off on Fridays so on that time I'd be awake from Noon to 4am CST.
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I'd be interested in playing as a Knight. I was thinking a street urchin who ends up with a knife for his Gear. He'd be a guy with naive dreams of being a hero that are somewhat tempered by his harsh upbringing. I'm fully willing to change details to match with a partner. If anyone would be interested in being my partner, please PM me. I'm able to chat almost any time between 7 am and 9 pm if anyone wants to hash something out.
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I'd be interested in playing as a Knight. I was thinking a street urchin who ends up with a knife for his Gear. He'd be a guy with naive dreams of being a hero that are somewhat tempered by his harsh upbringing. I'm fully willing to change details to match with a partner. If anyone would be interested in being my partner, please PM me. I'm able to chat almost any time between 7 am and 9 pm if anyone wants to hash something out.


I was actually PMed by someone already with the street urchin with a knife idea. I don't like having to ask someone to change their plans, but since their sheets were already farther along and I'd already okayed it, I'll have to ask you to go with something else for the sake of avoiding repeats.

This seems interesting. I'll probably start working on it today and through out this week.


may I ask what you plan to play so I can put you on the list?
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@VarionusNW Mage.

Sorry thought I had put it up there.
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@VarionusNW Putting mine and Red's CS here to slap you into working on the OOC and to bump the thread.




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I should have everything done by late saturday/early sunday. If I don't, or even if I haven't reached the deadline yet, feel free to yell at me to get my ass in gear.
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I'll be posting the OoC tomorrow morning.
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You better.
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Interested as a knight or mage.
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