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It was once said that the Alvor who seemed to live forever would rule forever. In fact it was repeated so much it became a proverb of the Tianfal empire, which unsurprisingly was ruled by the Alvor. Many claim that the Alvor started the rumour... Such a statement would be totally and factually correct.

It however isn't totally unfair to blame their own sense of smug self-superiority on simply being the most arrogant race. No, it's their looks that help them with that too. For all alvor, be that of the sky, the land, the caves or the sea, their ability to "glam" up their apperance does do wonders for their own internal ego. Besides once you've lived for almost three times the lifespan of most others, their worries begin to feel less and less relevant.

At the center of heart of it all is the strength of the Tianfal empire, stretching over their home continent of Awreala and over into the neighbouring continent of Orax. Now it reaching the end of the reign of the seventh Emperor, he lies half asleep, not knowing when it will become permanent. Though as he slowly dies, it is a peaceful death, one same in the knowledge that his eldest, the crown princess is a strong leader ready to take the throne. Unfortunately she's already dead, having died of food poisioning from the very exquisite dwarven dish she ate the night before. Afterwards the whole thing would be looked back upon as a clever ploy to throw the empire into a state of chaos by some extremely clever mastermind. Really it was just the mistake of one overenthusatic cook and his liking for a local sauce, which just so happened to be poisionus to Alvor. It was a very interesting chat for him afterwards.

This was to be the begining of the end, for the empire would never be the same again. In the center of the capitol city of Tian -

A civil war was brewing, the second and third in line to the throne hated each other, everyone knew that. It was equally known that without anyone there to hold them back both would declare themselves emperor. Like many things which became "well known" throughout the captial, it very swiftly came to fruition.

Which is why Kudelia a local merchants daughter decided to run as far away as she could before the clouds broke. Yet to do that she needed a rag-tag team of helpers, one's who wouldn't hesitate to get their hands dirty should the need arise.




Well there we go, lots of starting stuff to set the mood (or not) for the rp. Which is planned to be about a group of quirky and hopefully extremely disfunctional adventurers escorting a lil rich kid outside of the collapsing empire, or as far away from the fighting as they can.

It's a sorta high fantasy world with a bunch of wierd races and biomes thrown into the mix - like the goblin canyon cities and the gigantic mushroom forests with plenty of Dwarves who do just love their taste.

A few side notes before I show the last bits of info - it's not meant to be a long rp, just a few pitfalls here and there. It's just meant to last 2 months at most, so it can be something people can get invested in, but not have to dedicate long amounts of time towards. The world itself I hope to carry on into further rps, with the choices made in this one affecting many things further down the linfe. So afterwards if you feel like joining in with it again, I'd be more than happy, but if you just wanna take a small dip into this world, that's equally fine.

Here's a link to the basic world info - docs.google.com/document/d/1JSvUSFkEF…
It's mostly just a whole collection of races which populate the world. The only non-playables ones currently are the Faceless, they won't really appear in this. The Tianfal empire incorporates basically every race in some regards apart from the people of the flame and for those that live in it, the Alvor enjoy a first rate citizenship while any non-Alvor are seen as inferior. Any non-Alvor living within the captial would either be a second-class citizen, who's family has lived there for a few generations, making them a noticed part of the empire, or an outsider who's just moved in, who's looked fown upon by everyone else.

If there's any questions, don't hesitate to @ me.

And thank you so much for checking this out.

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If we're going for a disfunctional party, can I be a self obsessed tiefling who is too posh for the party?
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An rp with a definite timespan sounds nice.

Thinking of making a birdperson. Hopefully more people show interest.
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I'm certainly interested.

Just trying to sus out a reason for an Iago to be in the area.
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@WhoamiWould it be possible to play one of the given races? Tiefling's don't really exist within this setting. Though the Alvor (those of the land maybe?) Are an extremely snobby group. They're like elves, with the ability to use magic which can "glam" themselves - make themselves look even more "perfect". So that might fit exactly what you're looking for?

@JerkchickenYeah, I've played many "open ended" which don't get me wrong are very nice, but many tend to fizzle out before really getting awywhere. So I've thought instead of creating a setting which can have lots of small timed rps, so people can go through and actually get the satisfaction of a finished story. Also then when people affect big changes, they can feel like they've acomplished something.

A birdperson would be good too, push the diversity up.

@Lumiere There's plenty of reasons, parts of Iago territories are within the Tianfal empire's borders. So they could be a citizen of the empire, that or some unlucky adventuerer who set out to the Imperial capital and is now in the middle of a huge shitstorm
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Some quick updates - first off! A map of the Tianfal Empire and it's territories along the home continent of Awreala



Additionally, a quick note on how magic works:

So basically magic works on a couple of factors, the first in terms of how it comes out is for a lack of better term "your soul." Fire magic comes more naturally for the more passionate, or those with strong memories associated with fire. Your personalities and memories shape the type of magic you're attuned to. This leads on into training both physically and mentally at said discipline, learning how best it works with you, summoning up the energy, all that.

The final is willpower. The stronger you want something the likelier the magic can be summoned up. Especially for something powerful.
There's nothing as specific as "spells" it's more of an intuitive control over the power and how best you express it.
For some this might be through something like a wand/staff or it might come out through avatar style bending techniques.

It is very much possible that a culture can affect the type of magic you wield, so say the Iago are taught to be much closer to nature, so their stuff comes out as far closer to nature magic than say the people of the flame who live their whole lives around fire and the will to live. As such that group is far closer to fire.
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Goblin! :D
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@Dark Light Yeah! Cute happy goblins. It'd always be good to have someone playing one of them.
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@cosmicangler Would be happy to.
I’ll start working on a CS later
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Interested in playing a Tauren, maybe a bard of some kind.
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@Gigan That sounds like it'd be quite fun, every party needs a bard after all.

Since this seems to have gotten enough interest, if everyone here could begin work on the CS, that would be perfect.
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I'd be interested in this. Hope I'm not too late... Could I be a Hallow?

Also, where would I put my character sheet?(I'm new to this site)
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@LogantheCateyyyyyy! Good to have you. You can absaloutely play a hollow! Be nice to have one of them here.

Just put your CS here in this thread and then when I transfer it over to the proper start there's a special section for it.

@Dark Light@Jerkchicken how's it going?

@Whoami You still interested in this?
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@cosmicangler Just to make sure I'm not messing up a creature type you've made, Hallows can talk, right?


Alright, the backstory has been edited to show some things she's done. @cosmicangler
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@LogantheCat Nope it's all pretty accurate to the race.

Maybe if you added some extra details to the places she's been and things sees seen that'd be nice. Get a little bit of extra detail in about what shes managed to do in her small life so far, but otherwise it looks good.
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"Soon"
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Still working on my character. I've just been busy with stuff.
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Name: Silverwing Kaljiel
Age: Adult
Sex: M
Species: Aarakk

Backstory: Kaljiel was born in the Dullspine mountains which hosts one of the few Aarakk cities. Within the city of ribbons as a he was called, he spent his fledgling years out of the creche and honing his climbing skills to traverse the verticality of his environs as he lacked his flight feathers. Come his maturation and ability to fly he would be able to leave the flock he was part and go out on his own. He'd join the Ebon Talon Clan which was a group of warriors that trained and would serve as guards for Barges and other sorts of caravans. From there he'd join one of the first barges out from the city he was in and would end into Tian.

Appearance: Kaljiel's namesake comes from an odd discoloration in his feathers. When he molted into maturity, the new feathers were discolored as opposed to the iridescent black coloration most have. When light hits the feathers, rather than getting hints of blues, purple, and green, they take on a greyish almost silver coloration. Like most caravan guards he has a light custom armor most Aarakk that doesn't impede flight. His weapons are a blade and these talon covers that can be used in fighting as well. When in more casual clothing, he wears colors that complement his wing discoloration. He also has painted his nails an emerald color to brighten up his black talons.

Personality: Like most Arrak he has that typical quality of gregariousness and independence. Kaljiel is fond of trying to take in as much as possible during his breaks between travels. His also quite fond of spicy food, the more searing the better. Although this might be more also due to a lessened sense of heat/pain from the chilies that lets him show off. He also has a fondness for alcohols of various types even better if it's to go with a spicy dish. Despite occasionally splurging, he's quite on top of his finances since not every job he takes pays well or is pleasant.

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How does one refer to the Bird people?
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@Jerkchicken@Dark Light@LogantheCat

Okay I think that is everyone ready - I've got one other CS through pms, so that makes a nice party size. I'll be putting up the proper OOC later today!

Also how'd you mean refering to Bird People?
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