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”Should the great curtain that separates the realms of mortal and immortal be torn certain doom shall fall upon us.”







There was a time when the gods walked the mortal world as divine kings and everlasting guardians, guiding and protecting their earthly subjects. The gods gave mortals many gifts and taught them to live in balance with the land as well as with each other. Hardship and strife were little, those who lived by the word of the gods had full happy lives. The mortals in turn venerated their gods and built great palaces and temples in their honor and made regular offerings in thanks. It was an era of serenity, enlightenment, and pure bliss.

But this would all end with the coming of the yaoguai.

Twisted things of madness, rage, and hunger - it is not known from where the yaoguai came. The tales say that they tricked the gods into believing that Aniyat, the heavens, were being attacked and the gods departed the mortal realm to defend them. The yaoguai then sealed the ancient portals between worlds and reaped chaos across the lands; toppling mountains, burning forests, and destroying the great cities of the people. The yaoguai showed no mercy and slew all in their path, devouring them - body and soul.




As the scourge of evil spread there was one who sought a way to defeat the yaoguai horde before all was lost. His name was Hui, a commoner from a small village who was a famed beast slayer and hunter. Hui journeyed to the great temple of Qunyi, the creator god of folk, and sought the help of the monks there. The monks knew not what they could offer until Hui suggested they somehow create a tear in the barrier between worlds allowing him to seek aid from the gods or find some other means to defeat the yaoguai. Though hesitant at first the monks agreed and succeeded in using their magics to open a way into the heavens, Hui departing and promising to return with salvation.

The monks waited for an entire season and as they neared losing hope Hui did indeed return from Aniyat, with him were five great dragons pledged to help in the coming confrontation. The yaoguai drew near and Hui gathered all who would fight with him to meet the dark ones in a fated battle.

In the end the yaoguai were defeated and scattered to the winds, many breaking the seals and escaping into the ancient portals while others fled to the farthest reaches of the land. The darkness had passed and the mortal peoples still endured.

With silence from the heavens and no sign of the gods’ return the people in desperation looked to Hui, their savior, to lead them to the uncertain future. The time had come to rebuild and prepare for whatever was to come. Hui commanded the ancient portals be sealed once more, despite much outcry, saying that now mortals would rule their own fates. Hui took the name Xiao and declared himself the first Emperor of Yongcun presiding over the newly risen “Eternal Empire” until his eventual death.




Four hundred years later the Xiao dynasty remains. The wounds of the war with the dark ones have long healed and the Empire has grown beyond belief facing new trials over the generations. Times of plenty and famine alike come and go, wars have been waged, and both the virtuous and the unjust have sat upon the throne. Through it all the legacy of Xiao persists and the people look to the emperors as they once did to the gods.

But something is stirring that no mortal could imagine. There are unseen forces at work with the intent to end the Xiao dynasty and see the Empire crumbled - all by the will of an ancient and vengeful being from an era long forgotten.






INTRODUCTION

Welcome to A Thousand Legends: Sundered Veil !
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This high fantasy RP is set in the mystical realm of Yongcun, or the “Eternal Empire”. Our story begins in Bianwei, the Imperial capital, amid the festival of Wan Yue - a yearly celebration dedicated to the coming of the harvest season. Players will role as recent arrivals in the city who have come for reasons their own be it to simply enjoy the festivities or for some other purpose(s).

It is at the height of the celebration that chaos strikes. Bianwei comes under attack as armed assailants take to the streets and begin brutally killing both Imperial Guards and citizens alike. The Guard are spread thin which allows the attackers to run amok and forces player characters to either flee or stand and fight. As blood flows over the streets and smoke rises above the city it is revealed that this is no random assault but rather a diversion for a greater ploy at hand - the assassination of the Emperor.

The attack on the capital will just be the beginning and will set the stage for the moving plot. This will be an open world experience, that said there will of course be a narrative to be followed. Player decisions and involvement will affect the story, some choices having greater impact - and possible consequences - than others. Explore the lands, make allies and enemies, and choose your allegiance in the coming struggle for the fate of Yongcun. Will you fight to preserve the Eternal Empire or join those who would see it toppled?





GUIDELINES AND RULES

Expectations and an outline on gameplay and functions.
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• Adhere to the guild rules of course.

• This will be 18+ but in cohesion with guild rules avoid sexually explicit themes and other fringe material that other players may be uncomfortable with.

• Please do not detach yourself from the storyline. As already clarified this RP is open world, the context being that players are allowed to pursue personal goals and explore the land of their own volition. That said everyone is expected to have a presence in the main plot as it unfolds so generally speaking keep your character in the loop.

• Stay in sync with the main theme, specifically in regards to character creation. This RP is inspired from the mythology and general history and culture of East Asia, particularly that of China, the Mongols, Japan, and Korea. Players are expected to stay true to this base foundation throughout their participation. Ask me for further clarity and any other assistance if needed.

• Players are allowed only one character at a time. If your character dies you are allowed to create a new one.

• This will be a lite tabletop campaign. What I mean by this is that while we will be using tabletop devices - i.e dice, ability scores, etcetera - this is very much still a narrative driven RP. Putting a ratio to it this will be 3/4 narrative and 1/4 dice rolls and scoring.

• Post content should range within three to ten paragraphs to put it roughly. In some instances less than three paragraphs is fine, but even then bare minimum should be no less than around eight to ten sentences. I am less strict on longer than average posts but even then let us try and keep things within the “casual to low advanced” scale.

• Discord will be used for a notable amount of communication/discussion while IC content will remain onsite.

• Please notify the GM of any extended absence you may need/have. I am willing to work with you if you just let me know. If you have simply lost interest I would still appreciate a heads up with my guarantee of no hard feelings.





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CHARACTER AND RACES

Character creation and a listing of playable races.
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Players will have four different races to choose from for their character(s). Each race have their own unique bonuses that will count towards stats and modifiers, keep this in mind. There are technically five races at current but only four are playable, those being Folk, Honfokun, Mokeu, and Zauri, with the Kulnar currently being non-playable. Below are basic descriptions on the races (mostly short history and traits), expect a more detailed layout in the upcoming lore thread, modifiers included.







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SCHEDULE
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September 22nd through the 25th;
- Creation of the lore thread. (Deeper background and details on the races as well as sections on religion, magic, territories, and added sections on general history.)
- Posting of the character sheet template. (Courtesy of the legendary @Gcold.)

September 26th/27th;
- Creation of the OP. (This will include an explanation of the dice/mechanics system and Map #2 as well.)

October 2nd;
- Final deadline for character sheets.

The RP will ideally start between September 31st and October 4th.

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Please ask any questions you may have! I am hoping for a decent turnout as I have had this idea for some time now. I did my best to give enough of a sample to pull in interest without leaving things barebone - mind you I did not want to completely spoiler everything! The lore thread will be more refined and add more meat to the world as a whole giving players more to work off of. Expect it this weekend!

For Discord access just drop your interest here and I will PM you a server invite.
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@Shu At this point, I think you can just take my interest as a given for every RP you make.
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I'm interested! I don't really know much about East Asian culture, though, so I might need some help.
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It's here!!!!!
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You've piqued my interest
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This is spicy.
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Interesting
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Well well well

You got me interested

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Very nice!!
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So we have landed quite a few people it seems!

I am marking us full up for now. Odds are in favor of me opening up more spots (or spots being freed up) in the future. ATM this is good starting lineup 💯
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