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Ashes over the Rivianne Solaire

"Come, join me on this night. Dance under the Moon: Celebrate Their awakening."
Countess Rivianne

Somewhere in the countryside of a dark nation in the brink of great revolution lies a city, like many others of its kind, so small to the point that it would have being forgotten long ago where it not for its rich coal mines, prime fuel for the factories of a rising Industrial Age. In this city, so small that it may as well be still called a village, there exists an old mansion over a steep hill overlooking a lake so still that even the smallest stone cast on its waters is said to cause ripples noticeable through all of it.

This mansion is known as the Rivianne Solaire, owned for generations by the Rivianne family, the lords in charge of the valley where both the city and its coal mines are located. In recent years, about as soon as the coal began to take an ever expanding share of the local economy, the owners of this sinister state have been seen outside of their residence with little frequency. In fact, no one has seen the Count Gregorius Rivianne, his wife, children; any who ever went to the Rivianne Solaire has come back the same —if they come back at all, for the whole of the past two years.

In face of such a story, it's no wonder that tales saying that the old mansion is cursed began to spread around the region. However, they are widely disbelieved by the local populace, since their whole living depends on the mines owned by the Riviannes, they can't afford to spread ill rumor about their lords. Food, drink and mail still reach the mansion, and life keeps going as normal.

Not very long after the Riviannes retirement into isolation, a legend —more consistent than any of the others— began to circulate among the locals. It's said that during the New Moon, any who find their way to the old mansion and manages to make it back will be granted riches an power far beyond anything they can imagine. Other stories say that such people are consumed by an unfathomable darkness. This and many other rumors hang over the Rivianne Solaire, tarnishing it as much as the ashes and fumes of the coal which became the city's black blood.

"Truth's in the eye of the beholder. Are you ready to your own?"
Introduction
Welcome to the Rivianne Solaire, a place where the limits of your sanity, that which make you yourself, shall be tested. Here, every shadow holds unspeakable dark secrets, but not everything you see or hear may be true.

Through the force of Fate, a group of people from different walks of life found their way to the cursed mansion during a stormy night of the New Moon. Stranded there, with no way to go back to the nearby city until the weather gets better, their minds began to play tricks on them —or so it looked— strange sounds and lights and voices coming from nowhere.

It's just a matter of time until they began to lose their very minds, their sense of self and memories vanishing as if they were being sucked through the great proboscis of an horrifyingly enlarged insect. How long will they be able to endure while searching for a way out of this land of nightmares?
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The characters of this story can be normal people of all walks of life, from a humble farmer or mine worker, to a soldier, nobleman, or priest. The sting binding them to a common fate is the fact that, somehow, each of them found their way to the Rivianne Solaire, passing out just as they arrived. Once they recovered their senses, they found themselves sitting at by the table at the mansion's dinning room, before them laid a great supper —partially eaten— while a powerful storm trapped them inside the sinister mansion.

The story starts with the characters being introduced to their host as they learn the dark truth of what waits for them. And, from there on, their fate is in their hands.
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Name: Your character's name.
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Appearance: Your character's appearance. A brief description, picture or both are all ok. Please, avoid real life pictures.
Backstory: Your character's backstory. Do something interesting, with at least a couple decent paragraphs. You can include hints to their personality/mannerisms as well, if you wish, just avoid focusing too much on them.
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Intro/Sample Post: Your character's introduction to the RP. Explain how they got to the mansion and what they were doing before that. If they have any particular motivation to be there mention it as well.
Other: Anything not mentioned above.
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Windelverse Notes - The Siblings:

The Siblings are the progenitors of everything.

Created as 3 children from the Absolute and crafting life into the cosmos.
Yet when their Almighty Father left them, they tore themselves apart through in-fighting and civil war.

Case in point, the three Siblings live on in the present day through three individuals: Kiara, Giltwith, and Lucas.
Making Juno, Roma, and Lux very special Vassals.

The reason they turned on each other was because they had very different ideas on how to bring back their Almighty Father back.

The Elder Brother thought that chaos and destruction would attract their Father's attention.

The Younger Brother believed it was through forcefully enacting peace to gain their Father's approval.

The Sister believed it was through unity that they would bring their Father back.

As you can see, this clash of ideologies has set them against each other. And for eons the three have been reincarnated as Paradoxums. Always fighting.

The most recent being Kiara, Giltwith, and Lucas.

However. The three reincarnations before Kiara, Giltwith, and Lucas were of the Victorian era. Or something.

They each had a maid.

The Elder Brother's maid would reincarnate as Juno.

The Younger Brother's maid would reincarnate as Lux.

And the Sister's maid would become Roma.

Although Juno herself obviously didn't serve the last Elder Brother, her personality was present in his maid.

The same for Roma and Lux.

As the Original Siblings fought, the Sister attempted to stop her Brothers. What resulted were the two killing her and shattering her. Literally.

Hence Kiara.

And for each cycle, history would repeat.

Their conflict has spanned all of time and space, indirectly causing everything.

Especially the Jester.

The Elder Brother, believing in Chaos, was unhinged and axe crazy.

The Younger Brother was no better, believing a dystopian utopia to keep people in check was ideal.

The Sister, much like Kiara, just wanted people to get along.

However, it was the Jester who began to break the cycle of the Sibling's Feud.




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Machina [11]
* Krieg/Endian/Graf
* Hibiki
* Shizuka
* Wolf
* Alexi
* Henry
* Mitsuda
* Bonesword
* Tina
* HR-513
* Maceroy

Demons [06]
* Fran
* Balrog
* Frog
* Gelgath
* Mephilus
* Marie

Angels [09]
* Ananta
* Suparna
* Omega
* Flos
* Evelyn
* Abigayl
* Zeruel
* Zac
* Saef
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Eris Reinhard
"Right, there's nothing to be done about it, I think," Eris replied to Ezequiel. She wasn't truly downcast, but her voice betrayed a little bit of disappointment. "I forgot that we are on duty, sorry." The reality of war caught up with Eris once again, causing her to feel suddenly sick The weekend misadventures almost made her forget that she had been conscripted; this was something she couldn't afford to ignore.

Later, at the meeting place...

Now there was Eris standing silently as she listened to Dahl's briefing. Most of the questions asked went without saying. The Military Intelligence may have seen some value on their squad but, in the end of the day, all of them were Militia, unlikely to be spies because of the randomness of the draft process, as well as being ultimately disposable. Needless to say, this position didn't fancy Eris, at all. Not so say anything of a frontal assault. It felt way too blunt to solve this case, almost as if... "Excuse me, Sir," Eris raised a hand, calling for Dahl's attention, "is there are possibility that this may be a false flag operation, or some other form of deception? I'm not questioning the Gallian Intelligence's skill. However, this much evidence make it seem like that the enemy may be allowing themselves to be intentionally spotted. If that's a possibility, wouldn't a frontal assault be exactly what they are waiting? Their real objective even be feed us with false Intel, as a cover up for some larger scheme."

"That said, it's obvious that I do not suggest that we do nothing... But, don't we —I mean, this Squad, specifically— have something that we can use to our advantage?" Eris looked around the small room before continuing, "You asked us to man this operation because we are Militia —thus, anonymous civilians in the eyes of foreign agencies— but, there's something else we have on our side..." she took a deep breath and laid a hand over her chest, not believing that she was about to say what she had in mind, "We are a group mostly women, a child, and a couple men. If we play it right, we might be the ones deceiving them. Say... some of us feign doing a picnic around the are of their hideout 'completely oblivious to it', while the others stand ready to storm it, when the chance presents itself. In an ideal scenario, we could even infiltrate their hideout, using a bit of, erm... charisma and use this chance to facilitate the operation or, even extract the intelligence without them ever noticing, basically rendering their whole operation moot. At the very least it'll allow us to observe them from closer and determine which is the best way to tackle this situation."

"Of course, it's a risky business —for us— but it also has a high pay-off —for you. I mean, if we storm the place the enemy can always destroy the evidence before we get our hand on it. This way, the chances of this happening are little. It may end up with some of us dead or captured by an enemy spy cell. It certainly win't hurt the Gallian Intelligence since we don't know anything useful to begin with. However it's something that Corporal Hunt as well as the others need to agree with before we depart. Either way, Sir, just think of how your name would gain instant recognition, maybe even a promotion, if we pull this one? It would leave the bitter taste of the Gallian Intelligence's craftiness stinging on our enemies tongues for a long time; I'm sure that Lord Barst would appreciate such an outcome." Eris was practically hyperventilating as well as sweating bullets once she finished her spiel. She never had to propose such a thing to someone with higher authority than her after she graduated. Needless to say, it was exhausting. But, if they could pull it off, there was a slightly bigger chance that the whole Squad would come out of this as a whole, whereas an assault would unavoidably lead to at the very least bullet wounds, if not actual casualties, as long as their Squad was as lacking in manpower as they are.

Hopefully, the others would agree. If not, Eris could only pray for the Valkyrur to smile upon them, pick her guns and fight.
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Somewhere in hell, a certain vampire rested in her dark palace circled by nothing but the deadly roses she cherished so much. "I can't believe it," Victoire said to herself, sinking her claws at her throne's arm, "even when I guarantee their victory, I still come out at a loss." The smallish vampire gazed bitterly at her hand, missing the ring which was so important to her and remembering that, even when she won she still lost.

"Will this ever end?" Victoire asked herself. However, her monologue was interrupted by an untimely intrusion of an individual whose appearance looked quite similar to Victoire's own kind. "Who are you? And what are you doing here?" the Blood Countess asked, angry at the interruption.
"Oh please, do not mind me. If you want to continue the self-loathing monologue feel free to do so," the girl said as she walked into Victoire's throne room nonchalantly, stopping to pick one of the Blood Countess' roses and admire its fragrance. "However, if you want to make a more useful contribution as one of our kind, I have a suggestion that might interest you."

"I don't have time to waste on intruders like you. If you like my Demon Roses so much, I'll let you have an intimate feel of their embrace," Victoire said as her patience ran thin before commanding her roses to tear apart the intruder.

"Oh my, where's my education?" the other vampire said. "I'm Helena. But I guess that you can call me queen. After all, I'm the most powerful of our kind," Helena said, finally identifying herself while stopping Victoire's attack with a single hand.

Victoire's eyes almost fell off her face as she saw the girl stop her attack with the same easy as one swats of a fly. "Lies!" she yelled. "I have never heard anything about a Queen, much less about you," Victoire said, with irritation noticeable in her voice. "Explain what you want here—"

"Shh, shh, my child. Did your mother never teach you to not speak out of your turn?" Helena said in a patronizing voice, pretty much mocking Victoire's outburst. "If you really want to know, all I want of you is that you raise a special kind of rose to me. After all, my own castle is so devoid of life. It could very well use some new decorations..." Helena opened her hand, showing that the rose she picked a while earleier had changed from its usual crimson, to an alluring blue hue.

One could only imagine what Helena had in mind.
At the Elysian Paradise of Celestia, many events seemed to be taking place. A general unrest could be felt permeating the many halls and aisles of the heavenly palace. One of the reasons for such was the news of the sound defeat they suffered at KC-00032, especially when it looked like most of those who left for that battle never returned. Not only that, but most of the Heavens' best combatants just disappeared out of the blue, retired to whatever corner of the Nexus they originally came from. The future didn't bode well for the holy hosts of the Divine Imperator, not at all.

"Sincerely, it's almost like everything is conspiring to leave those harpies be the only ones doing the fight around here," Diana said to herself as she walked around the corridors while drying of her hair, after getting off of a public bathing pool. "I think it's not just this place. The Nexus as a whole have seen better days. I wonder if this mean that something big is about to happen?"

A sigh escaped Diana's lips as she stopped by a nearby balcony and gazed at the sky aimlessly. "If only I could see Bastion once more," Diana said to no one in particular.

All the while, the clouds danced in the skies above.
While Iona was being her ever dutiful self, searching the Nexus and beyond for clues on what the recent events meant, Juno was ordered to stay behind band make sure that no more disturbances could either enter or leave the world of endless warfare. This naturally meant that she was the one to reply to Deva's summons.

"Did you call us?" Juno said as she walked into the Divine Imperator's audience chamber. Her eyes were downcast as if the Snake of the World had a great burden resting on her shoulders. Even her voice was more composed than Juno's usual self, as was evident when she said "Iona is searching out the truth. Meanwhile, I have to keep anyone from trespassing the boundary."

"I feel something bad, something that makes me want to protect Celly and the others more than ever," Juno said solemnly before making a pause and turning her head to the side as if she were trying to see the very horizon beyond the walls of Deva's palace. "Do you know what it is?" she asked, after turning her face back to Deva.
Back at the seat of Mankind's power, Eos observed stoically as those she called for arrived in her audience chamber. Not long after Hibiki, Shizuka and Krieg, a collaborator that Eos wasn't counting on at first came in to deliver some very special equipment to those before her.

"Before anything else, I would like to thank you for your role in KC-00032's defense. It was only thanks to the efforts of troops like you that we could preserve that which belongs to us," Eos said as soon as everyone was in their rightful place. "As proof of my appreciation for your efforts, I shall grant you a few rewards, so that you can keep on serving our purpose for the troubled times that are about to come."
"First, Krieg will have his Eyes unsealed. While it's too early to trust your capacity as a commander, this power shall help you fight on par with the Nexus' best." Just as Eos spoke, Krieg —and thus Endian— would be able to feel the power of his former Golden Eyes being unsealed, the surge of powerful energy coursing through its circuitry. "The Meido Sisters shall be granted a special gift, shared by their very soul. Each of you will have one Silver Eye. Alone your powers shall be weak. However, when together, they'll rival even those that I posses. There's no doubt that you'll use this power well. Additionally, I have placed Dr. Karizawa's TEP project under your jurisdiction. He shall report to you, and you shall make sure that his objectives match those of the Machina."

"While this is the end of the gifts I have offered out of my own power, our newest collaborator shall explain the detail of a very unique project. With this you'll have the edge you'll need in future battles," Eos said, gesturing for their newest ally yo step forward and explain what she had in mind.

"Is there anything you would like to say?" The High Queen asked.
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"Hehe, we have plenty of open space around here," Diana replied to Suparna's comment. "With most of the people that live around here having wings or being generally on the huge side, that's a given," she added while taking a moment to look at Ananta and her congregation of infants.

Diana waved to the small angelic beings, smiling as some of them returned her greeting. A moment later she grabbed Suparna's hand once more. "Well, I guess we should go find a place for you to stay. There are a few vacant rooms in the upper part of Celestia, you'll probably really like them," she said. "Also, if you wanna find something about bodies, you should go talk to the Angel of Death. She probably knows everything about that. I can show you the way later if you want."

After saying that, Diana began to walk around Celestia, with Suparna in toll, looking for a room that the maggot girl would find enjoyable. On their way up a flight of stairs that lead to Deva's court, the two of them crossed the way of a woman dressed in a regal uniform.

"I wonder who that one is? It's been a while since I have seen new people around Celestia, but it seems like that things are changing slowly," Diana commented idly, after replying to the woman's nod. "Maybe everything will be really better from now on," she added as Suparna and she continued in search of a proper room.
Meanwhile, Farris Aran, the captain of Deva's royal guard had just arrived back in Celestia after a long campaign in the name of the Divine Imperator. She crossed the way of Diana and her newest companion, nodding politely to them as she made her way to the Imperator's court. The knight wondered how this domain would be different from their homeland? If the fact that the former rebels that threatened to destroy all that they stood for, found a new way of living in this realm, Farris was certain that her choice to heed to the Imperator and the Court's words wasn't a misguided one.

The Herald of the Thundering Warcry was a woman of resolve, after all. Once she made her mind to follow a cause, nothing would change. That was just who Farris was. And she wouldn't like it to even be different.

"I have finally finished my duty, Divine Imperator," Farris said as she came into Deva's court, where the Imperator presided over the Will of Heavens with envoys such as Iona, the Dark Archangel and Juno, the Snake of the World, aiding in her decisions. "I'll be glad to be at your service once more. For me, there could never be any greater reward."
"Your allies are more equipped to answer the question of whether it's customary for me to reward the efforts of our troops," Eos replied to Henry while gesturing toward the others before her. "Nevertheless, I'll also handle sanctions in the same way, if your performance is anything less than perfect. I hope you understand that."

"Regarding your questions, swordsman," Eos turned to Bonesword once more, "A castle on the outskirts of Hyperion is definitively out of question. It would damage the city's architecture far too much. Nevertheless, I have a place where I can allocate the two of you to." Just as Eos said so, a holographic projection of Hyperion appeared behind her. A blinking dot marked a specific building which was the zoomed in, revealing the location to be the city's most prominent entertainment center, the night club/hotel known as The Nile, a gigantic pyramid of black glass and steel whose bright lights shone like a beacon, piercing Hyperion's nearly perpetual night. "The Nile has been recently finished, you cannot find better accommodations in Hyperion than its rooms. It shall serve both of you well. That said, your experiments still have to be conducted out of the City or inside of a safe zone. We don't need any more nuisances with rogue B.O.W.s."

"Regarding Alexi. There are no buttons to open any of the palace's doors. All of them are automatic and will open for those who have the appropriate authorization. The main entrance has free passage for all Machina citizens. It's impossible for her to be stuck there. All that she has to do is walk toward it for the gates to open," Eos answered the question about how Alexi could get stuck in an automatic door. A moment later, the High Queen summoned a holographic control panel and pressed a button. "That said, even if she still doesn't make it, this shall work," Eos said, as she commanded the doors to open.

The holographic projection of Hyperion changed to alert mode a moment later as bright red lights began to scan it. A satellite image zoomed at in at what looked like a meteor crater right outside of the city, with a redheaded Angel rising up from it. A second scrolling feedback had all the data the Machina managed to collect about Zac, especially the result of the analysis of his performance at the battle of Arcadia. Eos could only attribute the lapse in Hyperion's surveillance systems to the fact that Henry's presence put the whole city on red alert until just a few minutes ago. Worse than that, the overeager troops of TEP decided to take the issue into their own hands, instead of alerting their Queen as it was to be expected.

"That came in a perfect time, to say the truth," Eos said to herself as she turned to Bonesword and Henry. "The two of you are going to be deployed at capture or eliminate that Angel before it can cause any form of damage to Hyperion or come into contact with sensitive information of any form. This shall be your first mission as a team. The remainder of you are going to stay here, ready for action, in case any more unforeseen situation arises," the High Queen commanded.

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"I did not know you cared for those sloppy familiars of yours," Atalanta replied to Medea accusations towards her. "Furthermore, that was a greeting shot. The fact that you noticed it means that it worked, am I right?"

As soon as Atalanta noticed Medea losing speed after being hit by her arrow, almost dropping to the ground completely, she tensed up becoming a blur of motion. The feline archer demonstrated once more why she was named the fastest Heroic Spirit of the Age of the Gods, closing the gap between her and Medea in the blink of an eye. Atalanta pounced at Medea, trying to pin her to the ground, if only for long enough for the Witch to listen to her.

Whether she succeeded or not, Atalanta would follow the take down attempt by saying "You know just as well as I do that, if I wanted to kill you I would have done so all the way from Colchis. Do you really think that you could avoid all of my shots, if I wanted you dead? Now, are you going to tell me what are you doing here or not, Medea?" Even then, Atalanta was ready to any form of treachery coming from Medea. If the Witch attempted to take her down with a cheap shot or draw Rule Breaker, the leonine archer was ready to dodge and counter at a moment's notice.
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Saint Hirst Academy
In an isolated corner of the Europan Alps there exists a small nation named Sabrie that seemed to have mostly stopped on time, a curious mix of the elegance of the past eras and the modernity of the world around it. This nation which is still ruled by the same noble houses since its foundation, hundreds of years ago, that is the home of one of the world's most renowned educational institutions, the Saint Hirst Academy for Fine Ladies, a school that is the dream of nearly every single girl in the world, yet, the reality of just a privileged few.
Setting
The Dukedom of Sabrie is one of the smallest, yet richest and oldest extant nations of Europa. It's a nation of big contrasts that embodies like no other the age of science in which the world just entered while keeping its firm, traditional roots. All of this is thanks to its head of state, the Archduke Ferdinand IV, and his entrepreneur vision of an age where men and machine will be able to work in harmony, building a far better future.

Sponsoring artists, writers, scientists and engineers from all over the world with his personal fortune, the Archduke turned Sabrie into the world's most advanced nation. It's no wonder that Sabrie had to do so since its survival depends on it being able to compete with far more resourceful countries, like the growing overseas titan known as United States of New Columbia and neighboring superpowers like the bitter rivals Republic of Galia and Empire of Germania.

It's within this melting pot of cultural and technological assets that the Saint Hirst Academy for Fine Ladies makes its home. Safely nestled in the mountains, a few hours away from Sabrie's eponymous capital, the academy is a traditional boarding school that has been responsible for educating many of the greatest and most influential women in history, including the current leader of the Brittanian Empire, Queen Alexandra. Acquiring a reputation not only for its top-notch education in all imaginable subjects but also liberal thinking, with a firm belief in the equality between all people, Saint Hirst has bred generations of great leaders and supporters that actively helped to shape society to what it's today.

Even though Saint Hirst is an academy with a very, very steep tuition fee, the Archduke makes no secret that he believes that everyone should have their equal chances to pursue their dreams as long as they show the discipline to fight for it. For this very reason, every semester admission exams are held for those who can't afford Saint Hirst's tuition and a small number of girls are granted complete scholarship as long as they keep their grades high enough. For the same reason of maintaining equality, the results of the tests aren't publicly announced, each selected girl has to decide if she'll or not reveal their status as scholarship students.

Naturally, such a prestigious and ancient school has its fair shares of mysteries. Wonders and strange legends hide on every corner and hall. Perhaps, the greatest of which is the legend of the Blue Star Lily, a mythical flower that is said to bloom in a hidden corner of the academy. It's said that anyone of pure heart who can find the Star Lily will see their most sincere wish come true. Whether they believe in the supernatural or not, no girl that has ever set foot on Saint Hirst came back home the same person as before.

Perhaps, that's where the real magic is?
Introduction
Welcome everyone.

If you've read this far, I assume that you must be at least intrigued by this idea. Before anything else, thank you for your time and consideration. With the pleasantries out of the way, let's get down to business.

As most of you may have noticed, this is a primarily a slice of life, and secondarily a mystery RP with possible fantasy elements. The setting is a boarding school for girls, set in a small but very advanced and liberal nation of a world very similar to an alternate history Earth of around the late 19th to very early 20th century. The main differences between this world, with also named Earth, are names and small changes in country borders, along with some societal differences, like the fact that the dominant religion all across the Western world is a more structured and milder version of the ancient Nordic religions, following a structure very similar to that of Christianity.

This brief resume should be enough to give a good idea of the setting for everyone. However, don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Before finishing this introduction, I will make it clear that, while this is a story is a set up to be a yuri, or girl's love, slice of life RP, romance isn't enforced. If anyone wants to play because of the mystery potential of the plot but doesn't care for romance, just say so and no one will bother you.
Rules
While I dislike the idea of enforcing a set of iron-clad rules to an RP, a set of minimum guidelines must be drawn in order for everyone to enjoy this experience in the same way. So, here they are:

Follow the Fundamental Guild's Rules.

Additionally, follow anything that I or any of my possible Co-GMs say.

Keep arguments out of the OOC. If you really feel like bickering, do so on PMs.

Don't control other peoples' characters, or NPCs, without permission.

If you have a doubt, suggestion, or complaint communicate it in a civilized way and we will be sure to take it into consideration.

Wait at least 02 posts before posting again IC. OOC is free of this rules as long as you don't bother anyone with constant rapid fire posting.

Only one character per player, at least on the beginning of the story.

Post your character sheets on the OOC or PM them for evaluation before placing them on the CS tab.

While we understand that many people cannot keep a regular posting frequency, the least we ask is for everyone to post at least once per week, or tell us when you cannot do so. In the event that anyone spends more than one week without posting or notifying us, they'll be notified. If there's no reply in the following 03 days, we will move on and place their character "on hold" until their player returns to the RP.

IC posts must have at least one paragraph in length. Furthermore, while we understand that English isn't everyone's 1st language, please, try to write to the best of your skill. A simple proof read before posting can do wonders to remove gross mistakes. I highly suggest using Grammarly for this purpose since it's free and has a very good contextual spell checking.

Avoid using too many collab posts since they have a deep impact on the pacing of the RP. It's not that you cannot do so, but rather that you have to use common sense for when they are actually needed or not. Let's try to keep the IC live, instead of isolating each other in small bubbles.

Remember, good communication is the key for a good group activity like RPing. Don't be a misanthrope, talk to us and we will listen.

Lastly, but not lease, have fun. That's the sole reason why we are here, after all.
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* Optional: if you do use one, please don't use pictures of real people.

Name: Self-explanatory.
Age: Between 12 and 18 years old.
Grade: Between 1st to 6th.
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Theme: Every character should have a unique thematic symbolism attached to them. Be it a flower, an animal, even an object or place. Literally think of what would be the first thing to come to anyone's mind when first meeting your character, that's what their theme should be.

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Seyrun Riviathan


St. Hirst Academy, Dining Hall, Midday

"Indeed, formalities are so boring," Seyrun said, letting out an exaggerated sigh, as she recalled the many social gatherings that she was required to attend as the future representative of her nation. "I understand the reasons behind most of them yet, I always have to force myself to not sleep when I have to listen to the umpteenth candidate to my hand trying to gain my favor while singing praises to their own family or nation. You sure do suffer from that too, don't you, Nadia?"
—X X X X X—
Right after Seyrun made her latest comment, a figure that would be known to the veterans, but not so much to the newcomers, walked into the Dinner Hall. The academy's dean, Headmistress Rachel Elizabeth III, Duchess of Sabrie, an auburn-haired woman whose age-defying appearance was the envy of many students and faculty alike.

"My goodness, if that's not an interesting line up we have here," Rachel said to herself, after setting her eyes on the table occupied by some of the most dignified members of the student body. "I came here expecting to find Sar— excuse me, 'Boss' and Hildr. Nevertheless, this is much more amusing," she added, again to no one in particular.

"Are you having a nice day, Little Ladies?" Rachel said, creeping on from behind Seyrun —who almost jumped out of her skin— while flashing her characteristic cat-like smile at the students. "Oh, why are you so scared, Riviathan? A fencer such as you should be always on her guard, is it not? Fufufu~" she added teasingly. "That said, girls..." she gave a long glance around the, now mostly chamber, before continuing, "I know that the afternoon classes are optional. However, the cleaning staff needs to work. I believe your talk was very good, given that some of you have barely touched your meal but, lunchtime is over. Please, finish your dishes before you leave, the kitchen staff is always disheartened when their work is thrown away."

"Yes, one more thing," Rachel said, tapping her chin with her index, pensively. "Why don't you girls come to the library this evening? I heard rumors that something 'special' will happen," she added while standing close to them, looking at the girls with the gaze of a predatory feline.

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I guess that I'd better try to clarify Helena's powers as much as I can. After all, by now, your characters were supposed to notice the immense strangeness of Helena's (non)existence, given that she demonstrated it quite clearly before everyone's eyes.

It's no illusion, trick or spell to misdirect any of you. Unless your characters are incredibly dense, instead of the skilled generals and leaders that they claim to be, they wouldn't keep thinking that she's just smoke and mirrors.

Helena simply is a Nobody in Nowhere. I'll make that evident again in my next post. That and the fact that, just like Helena stated and demonstrated, she's playing nice with them.

The fact that you attacked the clock and dispelled the DoT effects of the arena after I asked you to not do it will have consequences in how the fight is handled, though. It was a fair warning made in advance, so I hope none of you have any qualms about suffering the consequences of ignoring it.

-Test Post.
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World's End Strait
"No no no, you guys got it all wrong," Diana said, shaking her head. "That thing's called a Dissonance. A Banshee, or Banshee's Scream —if you wanna be technical— is that horrible howling noise Dissonances make when they are summoned into this world, or when they are destroyed. Do you not learn this anymore? I mean, the evil deeds of the Goddess of Strife and the bravery of the Song Knights who opposed her at the while paying the ultimate price?" Diana's grin faded into an awkward smile as she noticed that it was possible that neither of the Cadets knew exactly what she was talking about.

"Well, but you can fight a Dissonance and wield these powers, you must have the potential somewhere within you. I mean, aren't you training to become Song Knights?"

"What you speak of are but legends. Stories of a time long since past that no one knows the truth of," Ires interrupted Diana. "Yet, the fact that this beast feels so ominous and matches the old legends, is intriguing. Just like Gradon said, such a powerful monster is the reason we came here. Our mission was to eliminate the reason why the wildlife near Orello was misbehaving so much. We certainly aren't the knights you mention," the Princess added.

"Wait, did you say strong? Those guys are cannon fodder, you can't be serious about..." Diana's voice trailed off as she considered what both Gradon and Ires said. The girl's face got tinged in a vivid red as she scratched the back of her nape awkwardly. "Oh! So... that's what you are talking about, huh? Well, I guess that we can talk more when we are at my place. There's —a lot— of things to explain. I mean, you guys also need to see your friend, huh? It's not that far from here," Diana pointed at the abandoned temple that laid at the end of the valley.

"Can we go now?" She said while waving her tail, apparently in a nervous way.
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Some time later...

"Well, here we are," Diana said as they reached a room close to the temple's back which was used in times long past as the clergy lodgings. Just as she said, a boy laid in one of the straw-covered, stone beds, seemingly in good conditions. Likely because of whatever treatment Diana gave him. A jug of cold mountain water and a mirror laid over a drawer not far from his bed as well. "Hey, you're awake already? I've brought food and found some friends of yours. Don't you wanna say hi to them?" she added after setting a basket with some roasted mushrooms and fish as well as some honeycombs and fruits —mostly wild berries— besides Chen's bed.

"Where should I begin?" Diana said pensively before picking one of the honeycombs and taking a bite. "Mhmm~ This thing is good... Do any of you wanna some?" she pointed to the pile of honey oozing treats. From the looks of it, Diana must have raided a whole hive or two, to collect that much. "Either way, I guess I need to begin by the most important part, right?" she said after eating more of her golden treat. "That Dissonance isn't the thing that drove the animals away from here. It was kinda... me, I guess? B—but wait a bit, it was unintentional, an accident! I mean, how could I know that they would run away if I took a nap on my true form?"

"True form? What do you mean by that?" Ires asked, confusedly.

"Oh yeah, you guys don't seem like you can get that, do you? The truth is that... I'm a dragon... Funny, ehehehe?"

"What? You can't be serious, Dragons are nothing but legends. I thank you for taking care of one of our allies but, did you bring us all the way here just to make fun of our face?" Ires said in a skeptical voice before turning to the other Cadets, as if asking for their opinion.
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