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A long time ago, Mankind was united for a single shining moment
when they made contact with a being calling itself Father.
Father was from beyond the farthest reaches.
A being of power so vast, it broke the laws of science.
And thus we found out its first terrible truth,
Gods Exist...


Father gave gifts of knowledge of power to mankind
and for the treasured gifts mankind received, they worshiped it
They could never have known what Father really was.
And what Father had done to others before.
And thus we found out its second terrible truth,
Demons Exist...


Following from deep space came a fleet so vast, a hate so deep, and a desire so strong
that it descended on the Earth as an all consuming storm.
The Earth, shattered. Mankind, shattered. Father's gifts could not prevent this.
Instead, Father took the survivors, his children into himself, bringing them to another place.
And thus we found out its third terrible truth,
Heaven Exists...


The survivors on their broken world came to a place that was new.
A place where planets, moons, stars all floated impossibly close to each other.
Between them, typhoon winds, miasma's of gas, seas of hanging waters, and monsters from out of nightmares
Above them all, other Titanic gods flew with uncaring, nebulous purpose,
and they brought with them their own worshipers on their own worlds. They hold similar stories.
And thus learned the final terrible truth,
We are trapped with them...


Welcome to Elysia

The Place where the Gods dwell,
Where all that remains of Creation resides within on a thousand worlds,
And nothing but Darkness, Chaos and Oblivion lie beyond those worlds.

Science and magic walk hand in hand in this mystical Realm
while a hundred petty mortal empires strive for dominance over each other.

Like it or not, you are chosen to be its Defenders,
Its Heroes.
Its necessary villains.
You have been EXALTED and you will defend Elysia.

You need only find a way to fly.

The Skies await you.




Themes and Play-style

This is a Sci-Fi RP that holds elements of High Fantasy. I wanted to have a unique setting that follows aspects of Star Wars, Treasure Planet, Studio Ghibli Movies, Stellaris, Exalted Table Top Games, and numerous other sources. The theme is adventure, exploration, and danger. The Setting is designed so that a million dramas can occur, from Romance of Royals, the Swash-buckling Sky Pirates, to Military Companies meant to dispatch planet eating behemoths. Elysia is vast and it is not a static or safe place. Chaos and change are ever present, almost as if the fate of the billions living within were at the whims of the gods that lord over them.

While the information below suggest the universe is dark and terrible (It is) It does not necessarily mean you have to be grim or doom and gloom. This could be Battlestar Galactica, or it could be Guardians of the Galaxy where you say the universe is crummy so you might as well dance.

In short, your character is known as the Exalted, modified mortals that have been uplifted to weave the elements of magic. They were created to defend Elysia from the whims of careless gods, vile demons from beyond the universe, and devils that seek to beguile the hapless legions of mortals within, all the while contending with the more mundane of monsters, hostile empires, and other Exalted. Again, Elysia is a dangerous place.

Elysia is the size of a few star systems and holds only a few thousands planets. Planets are impossibly close to each other, and anyone with an airship can fly from one to the other. There is even wind currents and atmosphere between the planets that make up the majority of the center of Elysia. As one reaches out towards the boundaries of the universe, things become inherently more dangerous until they reach the edge of the universe. The veil. Beyond this point is endless chaos and beyond that, endless nothing. There is no escaping Elysia.

That is the basics, for more info, PM me or Co-GMs @Strange Rodent and @Lmpkio

We will have a DISCORD SERVER Come in and say hi, ask questions


Now for the rules!


  • Your character must be able to 'play well with others'
  • The only things your characters cannot do or be. NO TIME TRAVELING, and if you are DEAD, you stay DEAD, there is no way to bring back the dead. Reroll characters. So don't be silly and charge the army alone or get blown off an airship.
  • Likewise, you CANNOT DO ANYTHING WITH MORTAL SOULS that is the purview of demons and demons only. There is a very important lore reason for this. If you want your character to do so, we need to discuss.
  • Humor, flaws, and character arcs are great sources of fun interactions and plots
  • NO GOD MODDING or AUTO HITTING of your fellow players and Certain BOSS Level NPCS. Minion NPCs can be killed without consequence. Go ahead and look cool.
  • COLLABs are encouraged and we can do so through Google Docs for 1X1 or group scenes or even inter player fights.
  • Participate on the Discord Server, but don't be a butt.
  • Feel free to PM me or the Co-GMs for any questions. Better you ask than never know.
  • You are given express permission to modify the scene to suit your post. Making up lore, NPCs, etc in minor ways for the sake of your post is completely allowed. Ask another player if it involves them.
  • Its SUBSTANCE over SIZE when it comes to post length! But please make sure you are making an attempt to be coherent.
  • Let us know if you are going to be away for a while, GMs will make sure your character is included so you can play catch up.
  • Can I love an alien? Sure, Why not?
  • GMs have final say over posts and events. We will do our best to validate everything you contribute.
  • PICTURES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Make an attempt to recognize the artist. I tried, but sometimes they aren't available.
  • Include the Word: Dragon Blooded to your Extra Info section in you CS to show you read the rules
  • Have Fun Together!




Know the places you tread and prepare.












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So much to do, so little time, but best of luck all!
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Here you guys go - all edited up. If still things need to be added, changed or deleted, please let me know and it'll be done.



Btw, I wouldn't mind stepping up as a CO-GM, for I have experience with it - although provided you guys let me have a good idea on what we're working with.
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I will get to these asap, I am quite tired...
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The starting point is set, but the plot is going to depend partly on what kind of players we get. Alot of our company are against the established order.

We can set the themes accordingly

As Co-GM, you'll get the full plot of course, since we'll all talk about it.
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Al'at Sal'im

The Wolf in Sea



Age: Fifty-Seven ~ "Doesn't look a day over twenty."

Race: Zaldean


Occupation: Royalty

Training List:
⍣ ; Political Representive
⍣ ; Swordsmanship
⍣ ; Linguist
⍣ ; Magic Scholar
⍣ ; Alchemic Knowledge
⍣ ; Surgeon
⍣ ; Master of Persuasion


Powers: Essence is the life force that runs through all things in Zaldea, the fauna and flora and even the intelligent beings. Throughout the planet's time being inhabited, the Zaldeans have researched the essence and it is in the royal bloodline that the research came to fruition. The first Sal'im to receive the Blood Binding was Highlord Ke'ra, the grand apothecaries sacrificed hundreds of living creatures to successfully channel enough Life Essence to imbue into the heart of Ke'ra. And with her first heartbeat after the binding she could feel the essence within her, and even within those around her. As lifeblood pumped through her veins, she slowly felt the substance waning away as her lifespan shortened every day. She could see her lifespan, and the lone queen did what any ruler whom feared mortality would- sought immortality. Right? First she learned to control the essence within her self, this allowed the Highlord to perform miracles such as levitation and healing minor injuries upon herself. She would teach those below her of the gift, and trained a small group of strong-willed the art, though not as adept as her. Though soon, with her own practice and research she would learn to steal the essence from other living creatures by draining their blood and drinking it. As she extracted more and more from multiple creatures, she began to look younger, her body biologically rewinding to sustain the amount of essence accumulating within her body. The Zaldeans ever since have been looked down upon with universal dismay as the culture ever since then has sunken into new lows, dabbling in biological experimentation, and forbidden alchemy.

Hemomancy: As a member of the Sal'im lineage, Al'at has complete manipulation over essence within blood giving them control of the life essence in, or outside of his body. This can be utilized in a multitude of ways, simple construction of objects made of blood in a hardened form, contamination of a life form, or even just standard lose control over blood in its liquid state. To sustain Sal'im and allow him to utilize his Hemomancy, he carries around several closed phials of Zaldean blood due to the living things that roam his planet being rich with life essence for the reaping. The use of this is however not limited to those six phials, though when using the small amount he carries on hand- he is able to utilize this form of magic to a greater extent.

Arcanascript: The practice of imbuing scripture with trace essence to create scrolls is not a difficult process. However the Zaldeans have derived a different art of this altogether, siphoning the life essence from many a creatures to form an inkwell of glowing red that is used for the pen work on these scrolls. The Zaldeans say this traps the souls of those sacrificed to make this ink within the scroll until it used, though it really does not. Scrolls that are written upon with this ink are imbued with large amounts of life essence and hold great healing properties, though the primary use that Al'at receives from these scrolls is to imbue pools with life motes- in return giving him a surplus of blood that he can control.

Life Alchemy: Frowned upon by most races, the Zaldeans hold no restraint in using the lives of others to further advance their magical knowledge. Young Zaldean Royalty in particular are taught biological alchemy early on in their life. They are taught how to reconstruct one living thing into another, how to reanimate small creatures bodies, and even twist the structure of others. This can be utilized when corpses are nearby and the Zaldeans are outnumbered, reanimating the wasted flesh into creations of marvel and horror to fight for the frail species.


Equipment:
⍣ ; Kthru Portable Display
⍣ ; Vials of Blood (6)
⍣ ; Suture Thread
⍣ ; Antiseptic Liquid
⍣ ; Surgical Tape
⍣ ; Zaldean Sword (at hip)
⍣ ; Book of Blank Parchment
⍣ ; Life Essence Inkwell


Airship: N/A

Motivation: Al'at is driven by knowledge, he is not an inventor or engineer who seeks to design the greatest of machines or creations albeit. Instead the man seeks to find the cure for death itself. The Sal'im Royal Family slaves away the greatest of minds on Zaldea to seek this answer, to find absolute immortality for their people and to share this knowledge with the world. Some might say that they have already found it, that they harvest the lives of others to extend their lifespans could do so infinitely. It is not so, Ke'ra died one-hundred years ago while in her child-like body. While they are able to maintain the Life Essence needed to extend their lives, it is taxing on the soul within the body to adjust to such great intakes of life essence at length. The Zaldeans call this the Soul Sickness, as the person seems to be fine in every physical sense but their spirit eventually fades into oblivion leaving the shell behind. Not only this, but Zaldea is in constant need of creatures and cannot sustain those of the planet anymore without reaping them to extinction.

Personality: As a member of the Sal'im Royal Bloodline, it is in their heritage to treat all people as equals and no life as less significant to their own. With this raising, Al'at has grown to be incredibly polite and understanding of most beings regardless of their standing or beliefs. He is one to never interrupt those when speaking, helping whenever he is able to help, and offering knowledge when he has it to give. However this does not make Sal'im a good person, and his moral standing is as questionable as his people's reputation would have you believe. He does not feel restraint when something must be sacrificed for a return greater in his eyes, when it comes to knowledge in particular it holds much greater weight than life and will without a doubt set a blade in the back of another if that knowledge is deemed worth. He is also manipulative to a degree, leading those around him towards his own goals if they are able to be swayed even if he knows that his endgame does not quite match up with their own. All in all, Al'at is incredibly easy to get along with- though must be kept under close surveillance or he may end up dissecting a shipmate of a race he's never seen before.

Flaws:
⍣ ; Cannot fly to save his life.
⍣ ; Nobleman Disposition
⍣ ; Zero Morals
⍣ ; Non-athletic
⍣ ; Prideful
⍣ ; Difficulty with Connection
⍣ ; Blood Withdrawal


Bio:
The Rise of the Sal'im

Zaldea is a dying world, doomed to be picked dry by the vultures whom were born upon it. Those said vultures, are the Sal'im. Their family dates far-far back to when the Zaldean people were once religious, they were monotheistic and worshipped Eya the mother of life and death. It was in their blood, their culture, to both covet and fear death as an inevitability. Their soul would return to Eya and their body would become the soil for more life to grow from. But it was a young, intuitive, Ke'ra who would stray from these teaching and change the norm of their society. She turned to the sciences that other races tried to introduce to their religious people, seeking the root of what pressed their people into such a bleak belief system. She would find that these 'motes' would remain in their dead, and when their deceased were carried out to the wilds to be absorbed by nature- the trees and nearby life would absorb these motes into themselves. It was a cycle, with reason, but it was no god thought the young Ke'ra. She sought to educate the brighter minds, those whom had lost, who sought answers, and she gave it to them- there was no higher power which took those from us early, there was something that we would lose and give back to Zaldea itself. But what if it could be harnessed, grown, cultured, reproduced? It was this thinking that led to revolution. Once led by a religious Cardinal, the young Ke'ra rallied enough followers to assassinate their former religious leader and claim the power for herself as the first young Highlord.

Al'at is Born

Ke'ra has passed one-hundred years ago and a new Highlord now reigns of Zaldea. Na'tos Sal'im is the great grandson of her majesty, and he was selected due to the knowledge he accumulated in his time working under the grand apothecaries. His achievements were most notably, the Life Vats that stored abundant sums of Life Essence within them and could sustain a Zaldean for several months, and the other being his own son Al'at. The new Highlord held the young child high during his heralding speech, boasting that his son would be the next Ke'ra and would drive their society towards their ultimate goal of immortality. Al'at underwent multiple types of experimentation in his infancy, performing the Blood Binding mere moments before he was born to accelerate these processes. Multiple IVs ran through his newborn body rich with crimson essence, and as a side-effect of this early supplement of the substance stunted the child's aging. At thirty years of age, Al'at remained physically a teenager- though he still donned a labcoat and spent his long hours within the research facilities of the Grand Apothecaries to offer himself and his mind towards their greater goal. Years would pass, and as the Highlord's son who was christened to find immortality for his entire people- that weight would fall upon Al'at and his shoulders would not bear it.

The Son Sets Off

Unable to find any sort of breakthrough that his father wished he would, Al'at would seek to leave Zaldea in search of their answer being somewhere else in the cosmos. They had been visited by alien species before, though none have seen eye-to-eye with the new Zaldean ways and their search for knowledge. It was hard to find a way off the planet through legal means, so with the family's accumulated wealth he sought out an illegal method to do so. A slaver ship would sometimes travel to their homeworld in search of those with Soul Sickness we could no longer care for, these people with no ability or will would be sold off for high sums of currency and with those funds we would invest back into our research. The young Zaldean approached the criminals with a heavy silken bag filled to the brim with coins and asked to simply stowaway until they reached their next location. He wasn't worried about the three alien individuals so much as he was that they would actually take him somewhere that wouldn't know of his lineage, he could dispose of them if they made any attempts on his life with ease. But they held true to their word, likely to ensure that they would keep trading ties with the family.


Extra Info: Al'at will begin to deteriorate if he does not consume Life Essence for more than five days. On day six hemomancy will begin to act on its own, attempting to accumulate as much possible to sustain the man. This typically looks like streams of crimson gathering around his arms and legs to secure them. Day seven he will begin to develop dark rings around his eyes and become disoriented, this will cause him to question friend from enemy as his mind starts to slip away. This is not Soul Sickness, but instead withdrawal symptoms due to being exposed to the magic substance throughout his life since an early age.

He does still require food and water, and is nearly biologically identical to a human.
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The starting point is set, but the plot is going to depend partly on what kind of players we get. Alot of our company are against the established order.

We can set the themes accordingly

As Co-GM, you'll get the full plot of course, since we'll all talk about it.


Alright - I suppose we'll see what we have and go from there.
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Welp. Time to get to work
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You can expect my character to be fully completed soon
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Working on the character as we speak, not sure how long it is going to take me - I mean, it really depends on how easily I can get my hands on some dragon blooded and you know how elusive those bastards are...

... That was my lame excuse for a joke.

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Nobody take offense to this but about how active are most of you on the guild? I ask because a concern of mine is being story locked with someone due to their lack of posting or availability to post.
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@FallenTrinity I am pretty active. Granted at this point my school year is coming to a close and that means being busy and stressed the hell out, but it shouldn't hinder my ability to post as long as nothing stalls tremendously.
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@FallenTrinity Only reason I haven't been posting as much lately is due to essay commitments, otherwise active. Although, my essay is due today :D
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discord.gg/22PS385 DISCORD IS UP BOIIIS! Jump on the hype plane to hypetown! Oh wait... Hype plane to Discord? Damn. That joke just didn't take off.

When you arrive, please set your nickname to your guild name with your character name in brackets after that. Just to cut out some confusion :D

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At one point I was so active that I was worried about my real life...
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Been keeping an eye on this for a while. Will continue to do so, just tossing this out here to make it known. Glad the OOC is finally up. Time and space permitting, been rolling around the idea of a changeling. We shall see...

As for posting frequency, I can generally do at least once per week. Daily is unrealistic for me considering I work twelve hour shifts back to back each week for work, so I tend to be gone about three to four days a week, but I do my best to let people know these things ahead of time. (8

Edit: I also might just bring a pre-existing character over. She is a creature whose people are entwined with shadow and darkness. (See my current avi) I may not throw my hat in at all. Again, we shall see. xP
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