Well done! If you keep up work of this quality, maybe we'll even start paying you.
Would that mean I get moved from coffee duty?
Well done! If you keep up work of this quality, maybe we'll even start paying you.
This is the story of a coming of age, both of a nation, but also of a small group of young men and women who rode into battle with fear in their bellies, courage in their hearts, and steel in their hands. The children of privilege, side by side with those of the common folk, united by a mutual desire to fight for a better tomorrow. They began as strangers, became something more than friends, and when their country needed them most, they fought and died shoulder to shoulder. This is a tale of friendship and heart break, of a journey to adulthood, and of sacrifice for a cause greater than oneself. This is a tale of folk who answered the call to arms.
Our journey begins with a small number of men and women in the newly formed Rhaetian Republic, a territory that has rebelled against its Imperial masters. Desperate to hold back the might of the Imperial army, the fledgling Republican government issues a call to arms for all able-bodied folk to rise up and fight. Among the hastily drawn up regiments is the 6th Dragoons, a motley collection of young men and women who have brought their own horses to fight alongside them. A desperately short tutelage in the basics finds them en-route to the frontline where Republican forces battle for survival against overwhelming odds.
You are one of those young riders. A green uniform, so new the dye runs in the rain, untested steel at your side, a short carbine in the saddle bucket, and nothing but a desire to fight to feed you. The moment for bravery and heroics is upon you.
Perhaps your future is best exemplified by the founder of the Republic moments before he was executed by Imperial soldiers: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep!”
So join me, Lions of Rhaetia, and together we will tell the epic tale of a nations birth and the heroes who fought, and died, to make it a reality.
By most respects, the Age of Heroes began during one of Earth's darkest periods. In the days of World War II when the Allies were most desperate, a beacon of hope was born. Steve Rogers became Captain America, and helped to turn the tide. Along with the Howling Commandos and the superpowered agents known as The Invaders, Rogers helped to cripple the Nazi deep science division HYDRA, and turn the tide of the war, even if he was lost in the process.
Following the war, costumed adventurers inspired by Rogers popped up in the homeland, and banded together to form the Justice Society of America. They fought corruption, crime, and saboteurs during the cold war, and were generally supported by the public at large. Though, good things were not meant to last. The good will began to fade as super powered individuals began to increase in the 60's and 70's, and along with them the rise in metahuman collateral damage. In response to "Mutant", as the humans saw the metahumans, bigotry, the JSA disbanded and costumed heroes went into the shadows.
Things were quiet, with anti-mutant bigotry festering in the background, for decades. In order to track the movement and growth in the metahuman population, the United Nations formed SHIELD. Using the brightest minds in science and industry, the organization prepared for the day that metahumans would once again act out in the open.
That day came when a man with an "S" on his chest flew and caught a prototype LexCorp space shuttle out of the sky with his bare hands, saving countless innocent lives in the process. While the appearance of the so-called Superman was largely seen as a celebratory moment, some, including Lex Luthor, saw nothing but a potential threat. In response to the appearance of Superman, costumed heroes once again began to appear across the world ready to fight for good, and the public responded with approval.
But for every action, there was an equal and opposite one. As awe inspiring as the arrival of Superman was, the same could not be said for the appearance of a creature known only as The Hulk. The green goliath rampaged through a small town in New Mexico until he was driven off by a re-emergent Captain America and SHIELD. The raw destructive power of the creature struck fears into the hearts of humanity, and made world governments question whether metahumans should be tolerated.
So things went, with heroes and the villains they fought appearing and clashing across the globe.
Then, the creature known as Starro rose from the sea and began to enslave the people of Earth. Before its job could be completed, however, a team of heroes that called themselves the Justice League rose to oppose it. The League stopped the creature and became beloved for it, though the joining of such powerful entities drew the eyes of power-bases throughout the universe. It also drew the eyes of SHIELD, who started to put together a team of their own.
The first challenge to that new power came when the Chitauri, a hive-mind conquering race, appeared in Earth's orbit. When the Justice League moved to intercept the invaders in space, the Chitauri opened a portal above New York and launched their forces behind the superhuman team. In response, SHIELD's team, dubbed The Avengers, deployed into the city and ended up ending the Chitauri threat. The two teams stood on an awkward stance of existing in their own spaces, though clearly on course for a clash at some point.
Now the world stood, seemingly protected by the world's mightiest and greatest heroes. But forces beyond comprehension have moved into position, and the World of Heroes will be tested as it has never been tested before...
This HALO rp I'm in made a big milestone this month... We reached 117 posts! Which is the tagline of Master Chief in Halo (John-117) and we're on a two month anniversary, just wanted to share
Looking forward to the next issue.
Bring back Guild News around October so my next RP can get featured.
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Mostly the same as usual, but I did manage to catch up a bit on some games and writing. How about you, New Intern?
I mean, besides getting us coffee. We know that's your favorite thing
Day 132: Looking into the user who runs GuildNews, still investigating.
Welcome to Recollections: The Coven, another RP set in the supernatural horror/urban fantasy universe known as the Recollections universe. Set after Vivid Recollections where the world eating eldritch abomination known as the Glutton was defeated and a new timeline was created free of its influence - with the side effect of magic returning. This creates a wide range of different ramifications as new beings and problems turn the system upside down.
And one of those problems is the Coven. They started out as an idea over the internet; a group of people who got together to talk about magic and their abilities - with problems that come from them. However, they eventually started getting ideas and formed their own group of wannabe witches. Their reasons for joining, and well working with, the Coven vary as they each have their own problem. However, the main thing that keeps them from being a threat is their sheer incompetence, backstabbing, and disorganized leadership. Everyone wants to steer the Coven in their own direction and it doesn't work the way they want. However, they eventually run afoul of one of the universe's actual threats and awaken a bigger threat. They'll have to come together to stop the bigger problem because hey, they live here too!
This story will be an urban-fantasy story that will cast a certain light on "magic" while leaving it ambiguous whether or not it's truly magic or not. The storyline will have elements of superpowers, urban fantasy, horror, and more. The RP will be character-driven and heavily guided by the cast; how the Coven turns out should be a natural progression of events rather than it being forced. Like other recollection RPs it'll have it's own pretentious thematic and in this case, it'll be Reaching out. In the case of the cast should have a problem that drives them to join the Coven and tolerate their bullshit in attempts to get what they want. Whether or not they get what they want is up to them. Like Vivid Recollections, it's secondary themes will be Memory and Emotion.
Five years have passed since the defeat of the Empire at the Battle of Endor, and with the Emperor dead, it has become leaderless and divided.; a scattered Remnant of its former glory. As the Imperials quarrel amongst themselves while carving out their own territories among the stars, the fledgling New Republic continues to grow as it attempts to bring the galaxy together in a peaceful, democratic New Order.
However, that is easier said than done.
Many planets and entire systems, weary after years of suffering years of oppression under the Emperor's iron fist, are hesitant to join the New Republic. Leia Organa, the acting Minister of State is tasked with convincing these worlds to not only join the New Republic, but to be at the forefront of ushering in a new era of freedom and peace in the galaxy.
Meanwhile, with the blessings of the New Republic Head of State, Mon Mothma, Luke Skywalker has taken the first steps in preparations to train a new generation of Jedi Knights in the way of the Force. To meet this end, Master Skywalker has begun to transform the ancient Massassi Temple on Yavin IV into the first Jedi Praxeum that the galaxy has seen in decades.
However, under the veil of hope, lies hidden dangers.
The Imperial Remnant, though scattered, is still a threat to the fragile New Republic, as well as the very idea of freedom in the galaxy.
The Sith, though seemingly defeated with the death of the Emperor and the redemption of his enforcer, Darth Vader, still loom like a dark cloud over the New Jedi Order as they attempt to restore their name throughout the entire galaxy.
With the Empire fractured, the Hutts among other crime syndicates have begun to make their presence known on many new worlds, spreading their influence and growing in power, creating yet another new threat for the New Republic.
Can the New Republic survive the hurdles and dangers it will surely face? Or will it collapse into ruin?
Only time will tell…
The man puts an untold amount of work into making the world, and its mechanics something that the rest of us (his players) can enjoy, and nothing would make me happier than Z getting the recognition he definitely deserves.