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Cold.

That's how you felt.

Cold.

A sapping coldness. A coldness that chilled you to the bone. A cold that took every breath you took. Winds howling past, mixed with the cacophonous calls of the Elder Beast Azral Suralng, the Restless Rimefrost as it trudged past on its eternal migration. The village had been prepared, at least, that is what you had thought. Chief Enli had ensured, or at least done his best to make sure everyone had plenty of food, sheltering as many as he could in both his longhouse, while the Priestess Akala let everyone who could fit inside the old temple, let them.

Still...it wasn't enough for everyone and even in such shelter some could still bear the brunt of the blizzard if your source of warmth went out.

The blizzard howled outside, and for a moment you'd think you'd hear a voice...a beautiful, voice...but it was getting hard to see, or stay awake. Why was it so hot now? Your body felt like it was on fire, did you accidentally burn yourself? Maybe it'd be best to take off your clothes...but that'd be dumb, it was freezing here? Why was it so hot -

Tired...tiredness would soon overcome you.

maybe if you slept, it'd be better in the morning...

...

......

..........

............

"Oh dear, oh dear...well what have we here? Another poor, lost soul? Haaa, so many still dying..." Well, this was odd. You couldn't move, nor could you really recognize the voice presented to you. It was feminine, but your vision was dark, and she herself obscured by a veil of shadowy moonlight. The sound of water would gently caress your ears, almost as if you were floating.

"Ah, sorry about that...its a bit dark, isn't it? Here, let me just..."

The cold previously would melt away, as would the tiredness within your body. You still couldn't move, but you no longer felt like you were on the verge of embracing darkness or visiting the underworld. The darkness at the edge of your vision too, would fade, and standing before you was a woman wearing a robe of water. Surrounding her were innumerable celestial bodies overhead while underneath was an ocean of stars that would blend together as if it and her robe were one and the same. Far, Far below you could almost swear you could see a small sphere of mostly blue and ice-white below.

"There we are, that's better. Hehe, surprised to see me again? Hm? What we've never met before? Ah, sorry, sorry, I was thinking of something else. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Delpithi. The Lunar Goddess of Heroes, Trials, and Oceans." The woman would proclaim, and indeed, you would be unable to deny it however you desired too.

"Why have I called you here? Tsk tsk, so impatient. Not even a hello? Or ask me how my day was? I tell you dealing with other gods can be so utterly annoying. What, you don't care? Ow, my poor little goddess heart. Well, you're about to care a lot because currently you are juuuust on the precipice of dying."

Ah.

So that's what it was.

You had been on the verge of freezing to death, was that it? Was that what the Goddess was implying?

"Hehe, don't give me that look. I've done this specifically to stop that from happening. The world has gotten rather stale, wouldn't you agree? So the other Gods and I have decided for more...direct intervention. We've chosen you~! Congratulations, hehe~!" The Goddess laughed. "Well, you and about five others. You'll get to know them fairly quickly, I'm certain. So here's what's going to happen. You are going to live. We've all agreed. And you...will survive."

A brief moment of silence where you could contemplate the rather...simple request.

"What? Expecting me to ask more? Please you could barely survive a blizzard. How could I ask you to do more at the moment?" She'd laugh. "You will survive. And you will build. You will unite, gather, and thrive. So I'll be giving you a little gift. Don't worry, its nothing big or special. Something to help...guide you since its much easier than direct intervention."

Your vision would slowly start getting dark again, the creeping feeling of coldness washing over you once more.

"Seems our time is up. You may only have a vague recollection of this conversation, but if nothing else you will remember this: Delpithi has Chosen you as a Hero and you will entertain me. Hehe...got it? Then I have no further reason to keep you."

You'd find yourself sinking into the starry waterlogged abyss below, dragged by some force...and soon, you'd waken in your room again. You could just barely remember what was said, but if nothing else you'd remember that final bit...but what gift was she speaking of?

Ah...the howling wind and snow had ceased. Outside, a bright, sunny clear day filtered down over the village of Dawn. It was a blizzard. Nothing unusual there, really. The lands of Lyreneth have been plagued by such frigid conditions ever since humans left the Tower and settled within the continent. What was unusual, though, was simply how severe it was...and the Elder Beast Azral Suralng, ever wandering deciding to make its migration path right through the village. Its kin not only spread soul-stealing frost, but attacked any villager they could get their hands on as it slowly passed by the village on that terrible day.

Honestly, its a miracle even a hundred of you survived.

Well, thank the goddess as they say...




Hello hello, welcome to the Reboot of the Epic of Beginnings! As you may have guessed, its a reboot of that particular RP that I ended last month for various reasons. Namely, to fix some inherent mechanical issues that became very apparent after two years.

This new version will be a bit smaller scale, instead of focusing on everyone building their own nations, it will entirely be focused on the characters working together to rebuild the currently ailing village of Dawn after it was ravaged by both an unusually harsh blizzard as well as the Elder Beast of Rime. Maybe you almost died, maybe you didn't. Either way, the Goddess would have contacted you in some fashion regardless. I won't get into too much here, since every here are probably the same folks from the previous iteration and we've already discussed a few things about how things will be run in discord, however there are a few points that weren't discussed that I'll be going over below and putting things there just for ease of access.

The main thing is the little bit of assistance the Goddess mentioned. Rather than giving everyone special abilities, she'll be giving everyone access to a sort of...hm, if I were to use game terms, a 'Quest Menu' and 'Inventory/Character Screen'.



It will be a bit more in-depth and likely a bit more fleshed out in the actual RP, but its mostly for helping people keep track of things that could be of potential interest during down-time between plot related events that are listed under current objectives. I'll be placing this at the bottom of every GM post, even if you are currently wrapped up in a plot. As well, people will have free access to it to view individual inventories, skills, and other things special and of individual note to their character. Consider it as sort of official gm direction for things that you could do if you're feeling unsure of what you can do.

What do I mean by skills? Well, Ideally people will be starting with a few noteworthy and usable skills related to both their history and racial perks they choose. A bit like D&D if you want to get technical. Ideally people will have 2 applicable perks from their background, and whichever one from their racial affinities...which I shall list below along with the races themselves.

-Races-



Simple enough, I hope? I tried to give everyone mostly unique things that I felt weren't to terribly overpowered or could come in handy starting out, and to make the races at least all uniquely pleasant or attractive to be, and remember! They're just a base to work with. If you wanna play a Forest elf Mage, or a Mothraki berserker, as long as you can come up with a semi-plausible reason for it by all means. Of course, it'd be easier to run such ideas by me first!

A last bit of world info I'll put here for the moment, are the various Divinities. I'll be organizing them better along with important Elder Beasts later, but for now this is intended to give people and help with a starting point.

|Divinities|

Divine Entities
When the Moonless Era ended, many of the gods of the Old World fell. Killed by the nightmares that plagued the era, and some, perhaps even by the hands of humans. Needless to say, much of their histories have been lost. No one is quite sure where Gods first came from, but as far as the populace is concerned, they have always been there. Whatever they believe though, their power is real, regardless of their origin. What is true - is that without them Humanity would likely not have survived and all tend to have some varying levels of benevolence towards humans.



Hopefully that suffices in case there's something you wanna do with them...so without further ado, some small rules before you get the CS. If you're still here, I assume you at least have some desire to earnestly play so -

~Rules~


1. I have very few, and really, most are guidelines, but If nothing else, read this one. It is likely the most important rule here. In regards to combat - PvE should be simple enough. Against lesser mobs I'll likely let you go ham as you need to and feel free to describe what you do yourself. Against bigger threats though, you do not get to decide whether or not you hit an enemy - or if your attempt at something was successful or not. I do. If you're unsure, just ask. In the case of PvP...which really shouldn't happen here, but on the off chance it does, work it our yourselves or I'll be arbitrator of what happens.

2. I will be attempting to post twice a week for those that have posted. This is not exactly a hard and fast rule, as I won't be keeping any strict deadlines here. Only real rule I have - is post at your earliest convenience. At most I will be willing to wait a week. After that, I'll continue posting as usual whether you post or not. Go long enough, and well, I'll probably start checking for a replacement.

3. Once I make a final decision on something, that's it. I will try to be as fair in things as possible, but if you're not happy with it well...too bad, I guess. If you're unhappy enough to give me grief or constantly question my decision after then either leave yourself or I will eventually eject you from the RP and banish your character to the shadow realm.

4. I know we had ten players in the original...but honestly, that is far too many for what I want for this. I will be accepting SIX players at most. I apologize in advance for this, but I simple can not handle ten people in a single game.



Supposing you're still here and ready to play, well, here's a CS!



I think that's it? Any questions or comments, do ask or tell. I shall try my best to respond and answer as promptly and as fully as possible either here or in discord.
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Oho, first one in! Hyped
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Firstly I hereby brand @Cu Chulainn a beta cuck.

And promptly declare myself the second one in.
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I'll be signing up. I'll begin character construction shortly.
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Yoohoo. Work time
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Well still fiddling with my concept but definitely up for this.
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Yes.

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First.

Atzi

6'4 | 201 lbs | Human | Female

What could she be, but a mountain of a woman? Atzi is a woman brimming with energy, energy that had transformed the gaunt child she once was to the broad-shouldered, sun-kissed lady she is now. Standing at an impressive 6’4 with a body that’s equal parts glamourous and intimidating, Atzi is one of the most physically imposing individuals in Dawn, her right eye glimmering with a brilliant passion while her left is sealed by a leather eyepatch. Blonde hair, rarely brushed, pops outwards in erratic tufts, like a perpetual case of bed hair, and she keeps it shoulder length, habitually chopping it shorter with every change of the seasons. Many scars criss-cross up and down her body, some stretching out from her childhood whilst others emerging from more recent wounds. Her hands too, are stained by the craft she pursues, thick and callused with uneven coloration from mild burns over the course of years and years of work.

But does such minor defects matter, when one possesses a bosom and hips as grand as hers? If only Atzi could actually find it in herself to commit to any one person…

Her Story
How many seasons ago had it been, since a child, her left eye blinded by a burn, escaped the beasts of the forest and fell into the arms of a hunter? She had been ragged then, nothing more but a bundle of skin holding bones within, the rags that served as her clothing worthy only of becoming kindling. It was through kindness that the child lived, raised by the hunters to perform chores that those of the wild were less inclined to do. Tedium gradually helped rehabilitate her, but though rumors circulated, the child herself remained mute.

A slave of the Bastelians, having crossed great distances in a wild flight towards freedom?

A sacrifice to Iva’Krorh, having suffered esoteric rituals to become an archive of eldritch philosophies?

A sinner branded by the Apostles, left excommunicated solely because they wished not to stain their hands with a child’s blood?

Stories, whispers, and yet all that Atzi ignored as she grew older and older, becoming more and more comfortable in the body she now inhabited, the freedoms that she now was granted. Dawn was a hard village to live in, and work was plenty for a child without a family, but she took to it with gusto. The fresh air gave her life, and no matter the bite of winter or the roar of great beasts, the cracking of her lips and the burning of her hands, Atzi worked hard, brimming with an energy that did not fade with age. Soon enough, she inherited the knowledge and skills of the resident craftsmen, maintaining her close relationship with the village hunters as she turned their kills into well-sectioned meats and water-shedding leathers. A tomboy at heart, she maintained friendly with all but the most insular and serious of the village members, crafting for herself as a reliable, hardworking, invigorating member of the community who could both hold her own drink as well as take care of the kids. If there was one fault, it would be her lack of patience in book-learning, and even now, reading and writing is what she leaves for those who enjoy pacing around in circles…but out in Dawn, one didn’t need to make records in order to live well.

Indeed. Time passed, Atzi grew, and everyone forgot the child that she once was.

Everyone but herself.

And when night falls, when she cannot sleep as she often does, Atzi burns out the rest of her energy with a wooden club, its edge embedded with arrowheads.

Goals
It is through creation, not destruction, that one encroaches upon the domain of the divine. Atzi finds solace within her craft, and while she sees her exercise of violence as an obligation, she sees her work as reason to continue living. She works to expand the capability of her artistry, curious not only about different cultures, but also different materials, different aesthetics. Truly, she is an artisan emboldened, seeking to surprise even the gods themselves.

Or perhaps this is simply the well that she immerses herself in, to drown out the consuming flame.

Skills
Adaptability
Humans, while they bear no special natural born talents, their limit for growth and power is near infinite should they choose to cultivate said power. They, in their finite lives will find it easier to learn new skills and adapt to new situations if they put their mind to it.

Pioneer of the Craft
Through the transformation of raw hide into pliable, waterproof leather, Atzi finds solace. She is skilled in both vegetable tanning and braining, and, surpassing her old master, has even come up with a special concoction of oils that allows her to tan specific patterns into the hide itself, creating permanent markings upon the leather once it has completed its smoking and drying. Both as fashion and as interior decoration, Atzi’s work has proliferated around Dawn over the last few years.

Barbaric Wildness
Through constant exercise and a steady influx of meat, as well as a vigor that keeps consistently willing to burn herself out, Atzi’s body has developed into a superior specimen of humanity’s physical capabilities, until her strength, speed, and stamina alone could be considered a gift. Without any true masters of the blade to guide her, she has become a self-taught warrior reliant on her physique to power through any obstacles in her way, combining anatomical knowledge gained from butchery and savage aggression gained from her humanity in order to rip and tear as necessary.

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@Rune_Alchemist Here is my character. Hopefully he is acceptable.
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@ERode

Muscle lady...mhm, a fairly basic set of skills for a resident of dawn, but powerful all the same. I like her. I see no glaring issues at the moment. Atzi looks good to me, so no comments from me yet. I'll be officially accepting people come either friday or when everyone gets their CS's in.

@Crusader Lord
Moth. As discussed, everything looks pretty legit. I see no immediate glaring issues for anything here. Radiance in training looks good. just don't go spreading dust everywhere or you might have some annoyed villagers~

@A Lowly Wretch
Hmm...I see no overly glaring issues with Mote, though he's definitely going to be someone a bit more...unusual for Mothraki. Not that its a bad thing, might be interesting to see where this goes. that is to say, yeha he's fine no issues I see.

@Pyromania99
Yep as discussed, everything about Vammy looks good. Nothing much else to say except she'll be fun to play...and so will the little demon on her shoulder heheh. I'll DM ya on discord to talk more about how she got more or less accepted as a resident of dawn without too much trouble. Best girl likes people, that is all.

@Cu Chulainn
I love everything about this. As discussed Gideon looks good as he is, and I see nothing that needs immediate change so good job and all working with everything I told ya in DMs.




So there we have it. Everyone looks good, I'll get to formally accepting everyone once Friday rolls around or everyone gets their CS's in.
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Hopefully everything's good, but I feel I'm gonna be lacking compared to the others.
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Here's my main character, placing my moth as a substitute just in case. Hopefully Mathy is fine enough to make the roster.
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  • Name: Seelay
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Cosain Elf
  • Appearance: A young elf maiden, with a short stature of around 154 cm. Her hair is an ethereal silver, and she has light skin and green eyes.
  • Bio: The child of a pair of elven guardians of high standing in Tamaln, Seelay's childhood was spent as a daughter of nobility. At the same time, her parents were quite insistent on instilling a sense of duty into her. She may have been their cherished daughter, but they wanted her to grow up to be a fine guardian of the forest. And so, her regular training was both to hone her skills and to grow a strong sense of purpose within her. Seelay took her training readily, proving to surpass her own father in skill when he was her and demonstrating a buried capacity with magic, to the surprise of her family. Needless to say, her pride swelled as her skills developed. But so to did her sense of duty, as her parents were successful in their endeavors. They had raised a stern, serious, and prideful girl.

    As she grew older, it was only natural she would begin to take on duties as a defender of Tamaln. Why else would she train, and continue to train, if not for this reason? Perhaps born of the way she was raised, Seelay desires to be patted on the head praised for her efforts, as such combined with her dutiful nature this pushed her to pursue greater and greater efforts. Her dedication to her duties, her desire for praise, and her pride would always spur her onwards.

    As a result, when Seelay was instructed to investigate the attack on Dawn, she did not hesitate in the least. She would demonstrate her skills once more, and get to the bottom of what had occurred without issue. Perhaps she could do without the observer that was sent along with her(in fact she could definitely do without her) but that would not stop her from completing her duties.
  • Goals:
    • Assist in rebuilding, as it is the proper thing to do.
    • Discover why the Elder Beast attacked Dawn, completing her duty.
  • Skills:
    • Ancestral Scion:The fey created the Elves with a specific purpose in mind - to protect, and constantly learn in order to do that. As such, they instilled the Elves with a specific ability to call upon their ancestors. Most often it simply takes the form as some sort of sixth sense to make the supernaturally good at some skill, rarer some elves earn particular favor of an ancestor spirit and it manifests to protect them. Even rarer, though all are capable of it - is the Leargas. A skill that turns a living elf into an Incarnation of every single ancestor.
    • Magic Lineage: Born with the blood of elven druids running through her veins, Seelay has far greater capacity in magic then most of her kin. She has not followed in their footsteps, however. Rather, she has honed her magical capability in regards to the appilication of applying magical effects to her weaponry. The application of mystical energies to her arrows or the edge of her sword is a common use, as well as increasing the impact of each arrow loosed.
    • Bow and Blade: Extensive training in the usage of a longbow and a curved elven sword. Seelay may be young for an elf at seventy years of age, but this still allows her to have training equivalent to nearly the entire average human lifespan. As a result, her capabilities can easily be seen as superhuman. While she lacks considerable physical power, much of her skill lies in agility and precision. In addition to the span of her training, Seelay can be considered to have taken to her training outstandingly well. All of this comes together to result in a combatant of considerable skill.
  • Inventory: A number of hunting and food supplies. Much of the food was acquired by her hunting and fishing. Additionally, she carries a longbow, arrows, a curved sword, and a dagger. Each of these weapons are of fine make. Finally, she is accompanied by a diminutive fey companion by the name of Sionna, whom she considers the least useful piece of equipment she has access to.
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Aw missed my chance again dimma dang
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@Dark Cloud

Aha, sorry about that friendo. I'd have mentioned you, but this was mostly a reboot for those that were in the previous one and since I'm taking less players...I felt like it'd only be right if I gave those in the previous one a chance first.
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@Rune_Alchemist Hey no scuff off my shoulders. I understand, and might I add I wish you luck in having another long lived rp.
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