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The Hidden Kingdom




Behind the walls of an impenetrable mountain range, deep within the Unapproachable East, there lies a kingdom of unimaginable beauty. A kingdom where the walls are set with beautiful rubies, and where the streets are lined with gold and inlaid with glittering gems. There, inside this lost kingdom, the streams run with silver, and the people that live within.....they live lives of idyllic tranquility.

It was not always so.

Once, many hundreds of years ago, there dwelt an evil warlord by the name of Ambuchar Devayam. The ruler of a fell realm of demonic oni, the warlord travelled down the Great Silk Road, deep into the mountains of this mysterious realm, and he spied the hidden kingdom of unearthly beauty. Devayam, desirous of this kingdom, vowed to conquer it and bring its subjects under his rule. Returning to his realm, he raised an army of demons and hurled them against the kingdom in his obsession.

This hidden kingdom, this Shangri-La of humankind was not defenceless though. Inside its walls, the fiercest monks and martial artists gathered, and with the courage and blessing of the Padhrasattava, stood against the approaching demon army. Standing at their head was the blessed of the gods themselves, Tsenya Garbo, their leader. Tsenya, realising that hundreds of thousands of lives would be lost in the battle, instead challenged the warlord to single combat. If Devayam won, he would have Tsenya's realm for himself. If he lost, he would have to take his army and leave, never to return for five hundred years. In his pride, the warlord accepted the terms, so convinced was he that he would win the duel.

The two of them battled with both sword and spell for three days and three nights in a war that seemed that it would never end, so perfectly matched were the two. Yet at the end of their bloody conflict, Tsenya Garbo finally emerged victorious.

Defeated and bloodied, the warlord nevertheless honoured the terms of their battle -- the gods themselves demanded no less. Taking his army, Ambuchar Devayam retreated to the empire of Solon, and there he consolidated the grip on his throne. As he did so, he kept his jealous eyes on the beautiful realm he so desired for his own, even as he once more built up his power. And as years rolled into decades rolled into centuries, the warlord remained patient, for the time would come when the terms of their conflict would pass, and the time would come to strike once more.

And as the years passed, Tsenya Garbo grew old and complacent. So certain in his belief that he was protected and beloved by the gods, he became nothing more than a shadow of the man that he once was. And as the armies of Solon gathered their strength once more, and the warlord began to dream his dreams of conquest, his victory seemed all but inevitable......

Five hundred years have passed since that fateful battle, and whilst Tsenya Garbo has forgotten that which came before, the warlord once again turns his gaze eastwards.....

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Soon, the Unapproachable East will erupt into the bloodiest and deadliest conflict that the world has ever seen. And into the middle of this conquest, a group of adventurers will stumble into the centre of this deadly situation. Lost and alone, they are tasked with averting a war between two kingdoms. Soon however, this mission will become one of deadly import for them.

And thus begins an epic quest set in a mystical and beautiful part of the world that has only been seen by the luckiest few. This will be a tale of life, of love and heroism against almost unimaginable odds. This is a tale of beautiful princesses, a tale of fearsome dragons, of demons and the living dead, and of knights in shining armour. It is a tale that will live on, both in this world and the world beyond. It is a tale that you will carry in the deepest parts of your heart and soul for forevermore.

Will our heroes become the destined champions that fate would decree them to be, or will they be lost in the shadow that sweeps over the land?

Come forward my champions -- come be the protectors of the weak, and the heroes you were always destined to be.

This is an epic quest the likes of which the world has never seen before....and will never see again.

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Meleck Cleric on the Northern Plains

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Interested
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Awesome, fire me up a CS and we can take it from there.
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Work in progress.

Name: Atyna Kitsu
Age: 20
Strengths:
  • Sneaky as a black cat on a moonless night - Atyna has made his living in the shadows.
  • Good with a blade
  • Natural born performer - He can sing a little and act a lot more.

Weaknesses:

  • Fear of falling - He could run across a tight rope if he couldn’t look down, but if he did he would freeze.
  • Friends in low places - He’s got underworld friends who are there if he needs help, but it will cost him something. They also can call in past favors.
  • Sucker for a woman in need - Atyna would try to help a woman out and would not kill a woman if there was any other choice.


Appearance: [will look for an image when not on phone]

Personality: I am picturing Atyna as a semi-reformed confidence man/thief that has strange luck. He likes people and cares about what is going on. While he does like the finer things in life, he also wants to help other out too.

There is a thrill in planning and attempting a heist. The same is true for making the escape but a lot less when you get caught. His fear of heights comes from and incident where the job went wrong and he ended up falling. It took him months to heal his body.

If you asked Atyna he would describe himself as a Robin Hood type character, but that is overly romanticized. He is closer to a slightly darker Remo Williams with a mix of Jackie Chan.

Background: Atyna was born and raised in Shou Lung to a troubadour father and a mother who was a healer. He grew up with a love of song and story. As a child he grew up listening to his father, when he was home tell heroic stories about thieves that saved the day, knights that rode into battle on beautiful horses, swordsmen that could fell trees with a single blow, and of course wealth. Atyna learned to spin a yarn and tell a story. He learned to sing a little and play a lute to pass for a bard in places most bards would not enter. This is when he got pulled into the thieving craft, he need to survive and the lure of easy money was there.

Atyna got his over active chivalry from his mother and older sisters. As skilled as his mother was, she was still treated like she was non-human. This was also reinforced by the priestess at the temple where Atyna was schooled to read and write a little in the main languages of city.

Feel free to make up places and people as you desire but by being mindful of the tone and setting of the game. The only thing I ask is that your characters should start in a place that goes by the name of Shou Lung.

While he has left the city when on the run or on a job, he always returns.
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Dutchess Sarah The Professor

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is there still room to play?
I like this!
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There certainly is, go for it
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Ok folks, I’ve created the forum. Feel free to post your CS’s in the character thread there to join my own characters. Once I have a completed CS in there I will start the game.

Forum can be found here: https://www.roleplayerguild.com/topics/180039-the-hidden-kingdom/ooc
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