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Nobody knew when they had been made to live like this. Perhaps it had always been this way, with the giants among men lurking at the very edges of cities’ borders, the wargs prowling through dark streets and alleyways. As technology advanced, so did mankind’s defenses against the world eaters, but the threat always remained. It found ways to fight back against the steel of man, and did so with unmatched vigor. Even in the darkest of hours, when Hel, daughter of Loki and ruler of the underworld, had risen with her army of the damned, the Blessed- the steadfast defenders of mankind- had managed to defeat her after a long and grueling conflict.

It remained like this for centuries- an arms race between predators that constantly ebbed and flowed- until, one day, you woke up to something...odd. Somewhere on your body, a symbol had carved itself onto your skin.

You might have had a lifestyle that would allow you to shrug off a sudden, inexplicable tattoo, but even if you did, it was a bit harder to dismiss fireballs launching themselves from your open palms. Or leaving your house to find that the sunflowers you had planted only a day before had become taller than your roof. Regardless of what might have happened, not long after this event, a group of suited men and women would soon come knocking at your door. They explained that you had been blessed by the Allfather himself for a special purpose. You, along with eight others, had been granted holy powers in order to defeat the armies of the damned. To fail, they said, would to mean the destruction of the world itself.

They implored you to come with them, to prepare for the great war ahead.

Of course, you didn’t have a choice, either way.




Hello, everyone, I’m Echo, and welcome to The Runes.

This is a fantasy/supernatural/anime influenced RP that takes place in modern day 2019- albeit a modern day 2019 that has seen humans warring with frost giants for generations. As you might have guessed, this is a roleplay loosely based on Norse mythology, where the protagonists are granted abilities based on the symbols of the runic alphabet. They have to master their powers and work together or the world will end, and all that good stuff. Keep in mind that, despite all the warring going on, a lot of the culture and goods from this era still carry on. So if you’d like for your character to go on a date to a coffee shop after they punch a giant wolf monster in the face, it’s entirely up to you. The world is your oyster.

The characters will be kept in a facility where the Blessed will train and supervise them, and generally make sure that they’re making good progress as the chosen ones. The facility is set up inside a large mansion located at the borders of one of the larger cities, and contains several training halls, a library, a cafeteria, their bedrooms, and whatever else they might require. They are allowed a period of several hours to themselves each day- whether it is to wander the grounds or to take a break in the city- but most of the day is dedicated to fighting and training up.
You are welcome to take any sort of role you’d like, whether it happens to be a Rune, a World-Eater, or a Blessed. Keep in mind that while Runes and named World-Eaters, such as Fenrir, are limited, general World-Eaters, such as Jotun and the like, as well as Blessed, are unlimited.





(Keep in mind that those Blessed within the same category, when working together, will find their powers strengthened greatly. Freyrs will find themselves boosted when using their powers in combination with that of another Freyr, Heimdalls will be boosted with Heimdalls, and so on. When the nine are not all working together, they will often be paired into these three groups as a result.)






Uruz
Enhanced physical attributes, including strength, speed, and senses.
@Crusader Lord

Ansuz
Future vision, the power to influence reality through words and naming.
@Magister

Kenaz
Knowledge, the power to weave illusions.
@AyoSnowflame






Sowlio
The power of flame.
[RESERVED]

Isa
The power of ice.
@VitoftheVoid

Algiz
The power of protection. Can create a shield surrounding themselves and allies.
@Prosaic



Tiwaz
The power of wind and air.
@SilverPaw

Berkano
The power to control flora.
[RESERVED]

Laguz
The power to heal and rejuvenate the sick and injured.
@EchoicChamber





Those prophesied to aid in the destruction of this world, and the ushering of a new age via Ragnarok.

Níðhöggr
The wyrm that gnaws on the roots of Yggdrasil, and devours the corpses in Náströnd.
@EchoicChamber

Fenrir
A monstrous wolf fated to one day devour Odin himself. One of Loki's children.

Jormungandr
The Midgard Serpent, whose release of its tail will begin Ragnarok. One of Loki's children.
@Lmpkio

More to Come…






Rules:

- Basic rules apply here, too. Be legible, no PPing, no veering wildly off canon, etc.
- Please ask me if you have an idea for the plot/story-line.
- Be polite. Inside the RP, your characters can be at each other's throats, but outside we're all responsible, mature people(I hope), who should act that way.
- If you plan to leave the roleplay or expect to be caught up for some time, it would help a lot if you could give us an advance notice, so we can work with your leftover character much easier. Thank you!
- Enjoy!

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(I'm grabbin Isa. Sheet to follow!)
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@VitoftheVoid Alright, sounds good! c:
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@VitoftheVoid Approved!
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Cheers! Transferring over to character tab shortly.
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Bopping this forum up to try and have it get more attention.
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Very interesting!
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@Odin Thank you! You have a very fitting username for this situation, haha.
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@EchoicChamber That is because I am a believer ;).
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@Odin That's fair as hell, honestly. I have an interest in Norse mythology, which is pretty much the whole reason I'm running this thing, haha.
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I'm getting a Secret World vibe from this, which I'm definitely digging.

Out of curiosity, is this going to be an open world RP, or will this follow a story of sorts?
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@EchoicChamber If you need any additional info, I'm happy to help. Additionally, I might take an interest in playing as Jörmungandr, but I'm a bit confused as to the role of the world eaters. Are they just regular ol' dudes in the same vein as the runes, except their powers/strengths are based on being bad guys?
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@Cleverbird It will follow a general story (in fighting World Eaters, learning less than favorable things about the Blessed, and things along that line), but players will be given room to interact and basically have their characters drive plotlines and story. It isn’t entirely sandbox, cause hooks and the like will be thrown at characters, but at the same time it isn’t going to be a railroaded roleplay, if that makes any sense.

@Odin Jörmungandr and the World Eaters are pretty much the actual world eaters, but taking human form or using avatars in order to push their own agenda. Not all World Eaters are necessarily trying to start Ragnarok and might have other things in mind, but others definitely want to, or seek revenge against mankind/The Blessed for various reasons.
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@EchoicChamber so what would be their role in the RP?
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@Odin They’re largely the antagonists of the RP, since the Blessed essentially want to not have Ragnarok happen, and having the World Eaters- especially the more prominent ones- running around isn’t necessarily in their best interest.
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Second character ready, moderately inept Blessed office intern!
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@EchoicChamber I'll give Jörmungandr a go, if you'd like.
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@VitoftheVoid Approved!

@Odin Sounds good to me. c:
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@EchoicChamber Cheers, is it alright if I spruce up the CS a bit when I make my character? And is there a discord for the RP?
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