Descending the tree again, hopping down one branch at a time and using his wings to slow his descent, Oberon made a note of just how damp and slick with moisture the bark and leaves were. Although he had been unable to spot any large water sources from above, there seemed to be more than enough water after last night’s rain shower to at least slake his thirst.
Pulling off one of the large leaves he bent it into a kind of flexible bowl shape and held it under the streams falling off of the tips of other leaves, collecting the rivulets of water until he had enough to drink and repeating this process until he felt his thirst subside. With this dealt with he continued to lower himself to the ground until he found himself back on the ground.
It seemed that in his absence a couple of people had begun to awaken and move around; Mourningstar and the lizard called Torrent were both up and as he approached them he heard the Wisp announce that they were going hunting for food. Although his thirst had been dealt with the Sprite could feel that his hunger was a growing problem; he had no idea if he needed more or less food for his size compared to a human but it was clear he needed to eat something soon. “I’ll come with you.”
Flying to catch up to them Oberon stopped once he was level with the Wisp. “I saw the surrounding area from above; there are mountains to the North and West, more forest to the East and what looked like open plains to the South. There’s also smoke to the East, far away enough that it might not matter, but we might want to avoid heading that way for now. Just in case.”
Climbed down from the tree Drank enough water to remove thirst Joined hunting party
@Count Cuddles This is information that'll probably be given in the thread when it's up, but just to get a head-start on things I have a couple questions. I have a lot of ideas from previous RP's like this one so I'd like to know which ones are viable.
What do the hero organisations looks like in this universe? Is there a global, Justice League style group or are smaller groups focused on a single country/state/city more the norm?
What is the kind of power level you are looking for? Obviously not everyone is going to be the same level of strength, some will be stronger or weaker than others, but what's the limit? Is there a Superman type running around, are world ending threats a regular occurrence or can the worst of the worst only really destroy a city at most?
Lastly, where is this RP going to be set? Do you want us to focus on making characters that will be on the same team with a rogues gallery of regular villains, with the occasional character from out of town mentioned as flavour, or will this be a globe-spanning story with characters from all over having focus?
Name: Ryuhei Takagi Age: 22 Gender: Male Race: Human Ki Colour: ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇
A disciplined, focused individual who always manages to keep a level head no matter the situation, Ryuhei is someone who is dedicated to his chosen path and seeks only to live a good and respectable life. He is polite, friendly if a bit distant with strangers, a little bit cocky at times but maintains humility in the face of defeat.
However this was no always the case. Ryuhei was a troubled child, one who was often getting in trouble or starting fights and it looked like he was well on his way to becoming a trouble teenager as well. He was a delinquent with anger management issues and a distain for authority who was destined for life as a thug or criminal. The Ryuhei now is a changed person, but he still feels that old anger rising to the surface sometimes and worries that that side of him is not completely gone, merely suppressed.
To Ryuhei, fighting is the most important thing in the world. Not because he enjoys fighting, though he does, or because he likes winning, which he does, but because he credits martial arts with saving his life. When he fights he is able to feel the progress he has made, see the results of his training. When he fights he can show his master that his teachings worked. When he fights in a tournament he can win titles, earn prize money and show the world how great kyokushin karate is; he can give something back.
As a child Ryuhei grew up in a working class household in Kyoto. His father was a construction worker and his mother worked a series of retail jobs; they had a comfortable life, but money was always a little tight and there was no room for luxury. Ryuhei was a normal boy with a normal childhood, average in school and with a close group of friends, he was happy. As he grew older however he began to fall in with a bad crowd; nothing too bad at first, they were still only children after all, but he began to misbehave at school and at home, his grades fell and his attitude changed for the worse.
Over time and as he grew older Ryuhei fell more and more into a delinquent lifestyle; graffiti, vandalism and shoplifting were common occurrences, as was running from the police or being dragged home by an officer. Once he was in his early teens, Ryuhei was regularly getting involved in fights for one reason or another, enough that he got quite good at it and was even starting to earn a reputation as a dangerous individual among his peers.
It was during one of these fights, a routine clash with a rival “gang” from another school, when he was first approached by Master Goichi. He and a couple of friends had been ambushed on the walk home from the arcade by a dozen students from a nearby school that they had fought in the past; outnumbered as they were it was a surprise for his attackers when Ryuhei managed to beat them all, though both of his friends were also knocked out in the fight.
It was as he was preparing to beat another kid’s face in that a middle aged man approached him. He’d been watching Ryuhei fight and asked him why he felt the need to continue to beat a defeated opponent, Ryuhei replied that it was as revenge for the ambush and so that they would know not to try this again. The man asked him if he would stop just because of something like that and Ryuhei had to admit that the answer was no, he would find another way to get back at the person who did this to him. The man asked if Ryuhei wanted to become stronger; the answer was yes.
That was how he met Master Goichi and that was how he became his student. Master Goichi began to train Ryuhei as his dojo, even waiving the normal membership fee that he charged, and taught him the art of kyokushin karate. Goichi had strict rules for his students; a code of conduct, obedience to the master while in the dojo, a commitment to always give your training 1000% or your effort, and no fighting outside of spars. To break any of these rules was to be expelled. Ryuhei wasn’t sure it was worth the effort.
He changed his mind the first time he saw Goichi demonstrate a Hundred-man Kumite.
Master Goichi took the term a little more literally than most. Rather than fight one hundred separate spars he simply challenged one hundred people to fight him at once. People of all skill levels, some of them not even practitioners of kyokushin but coming from other disciplines instead. Goichi beat them all.
After then Ryuhei dedicated himself to his training whole heartedly, rapidly advancing in his skill level and physical strength. Although he originally agreed to join the dojo so that he could grow strong enough to beat anyone who tried to challenge him or his friends on the street, his masters rules prevented him from using his karate for this purpose; even without this rule, he found himself spending so much time training that he no longer had time to get into trouble and was only able to see his friends in school.
His parents began to see another change in Ryuhei’s personality over time, this one more positive, as the teachings of kyokushin to always be courteous took root. His dedication to his training spread to dedication in other areas and Ryuhei even started to see improvements in his grades at school. Over time he began to spend less and less time with the bad crowd he was a part of, his friends growing tired of his lack of free time and changing attitude. From afar he watched as one by one his friends were kicked out of school or dropped out themselves; he saw the injuries they would bring to school with them from the constant fighting, sometimes missing school or even ending up in the hospital because of them. By reflecting on his past and by watching his potential future play out, he began to realise where the path he was heading down before led and how much Master Goichi had done for him by taking him away from that.
Upon graduating from high school Ryuhei opted not to go to college, but instead to join Master Goichi at the dojo as an assistant teacher. He also began to take part in tournaments, which was something he had done in the past but not at the level he was trying to compete at now, giving any prize money he won back to the dojo along with any titles he matched to win. A few months prior to entering the World Martial Arts Tournament for the first time he reached 4th Dan in kyokushin karate, meaning he had to complete his own Hundred-man Kumite and although he was able to complete it, the experience showed him that he had a lot of progress to make before he could reach his master’s level.
Abilities: Kyokushin Karate - A style of stand-up, full contact karate routed in the philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and training developed by Mas Oyama, also known as the “God Hand”. Ryuhei has been training in this style of martial arts since he was a teenager and through a gruelling training regimen he has earned the grade of 4th Dan. Hardened Body - Years of training his body to be able to endure as much physical punishment as possible has left Ryuhei with an unnaturally durable body. This aids him both in terms of defence and offence, as not only can he take a lot of punishment he also is able to hit harder as a result.
Stats: Strength: 6 Ki: 3 Endurance: 7 Speed: 4
Techniques • Kaiten Geri [OFFENSIVE] – Also known as the “Kyokushin Wheel Kick”, this technique involve the user performing a forward side roll towards their opponent in the air, rotating their body and striking the opponent with their heel. While already a powerful technique that puts the users full body weight behind the attack, it can be further enhanced by the user empowering their leg with ki energy • Morote Zuki [OFFENSIVE] – Literally translating as “double handed strike”, while this technique isn’t unique to Kyokushin it is taught to its practitioners as general karate technique. It involves striking the opponent with both hands simultaneously, as separate attacks, in order to make it difficult for them to defend against both at the same time; sacrificing the ability to defend to improve the chance of a hit. This too can be enhanced with ki to make it stronger •Mae Geri [OFFENSIVE] – A forward snap kick that can be aimed at either the face or the midsection. What makes this snap kick different is that it is designed to strike with either the ball of the foot or the toes instead of with the base of the foot; while a normal front kick is mostly use to push the opponent and create distance, this kick delivers a piercing attack to the chin or the liver. As with all of Ryuhei’s physical attacks, this technique can be enhanced with ki • Ki Block [DEFENSIVE] – The use of ki energy to strength the body by creating an aura around certain parts of the body. While useful as a defence against physical attacks this technique is most useful at reducing damage caused by other ki-based techniques
•Ki Flash [OFFENSIVE] – One of the few ranged ki attacks Ryuhei knows, this is a short ranged but wide burst of ki release from the palm; it resembles a fire suddenly flaring to life. This technique can be performed with one or two hands, with the two handed version taking longer to prepare but being stronger as a result
• God Hand [OFFENSIVE] – The ultimate ability taught to Ryuhei as part of his training in the Kyokushin school of karate; while on the surface it appears to be nothing but a simple punch, this deceptively powerful move requires the utmost concentration and perfect technique. The God Hand involves focusing all of the users remaining ki into one last attack, concentrating all of the power they can muster into their fist and striking the opponent with everything they have, gambling the outcome of the fight on a single power punch.
The technique strikes the opponent with the sum total of the user’s power, but a lack of focus or a sloppy technique means that power is wasted. The user needs to be wholly focused and they need to strike with perfect form to ensure not a single drop of energy is wasted.
Transformations • None - None
Other • Likes - Teaching at the dojo and being able to give back to Master Goichi
It was still dark, the blue dawn just barely beginning to show at the edges of the world, but compared to the cave it seemed as bright as day. Taking a few moments to lie there and get his bearings the Sprite eventually sat up, pushing aside the leaves her had placed over himself as a blanket. He was sleeping among the roots of a massive tree, or massive from his perspective at least, and was surrounded on all sides by a variety of creatures; it reminded him that they had finally managed to reach the exit of the cave last night, right as it seemed like he was about to pass out from exhaustion.
Standing up and stretching out the kinks in his back he was not entirely surprised to see a system message appear informing him that he was thirsty and starving, though well rested. He imagined it might be the same for some of the others as well; likely the last time any of them had eaten would have been while they were preparing to fight the Goblins, which meant that their first priority was finding food and a water source. The former at least should be fairly easy, at least compared to the cave; berries, nuts, fruits, mushrooms, even if he didn’t know a thing about wilderness survival surely the forest had a lot of food to offer a hungry soul. Finding a supply of water might be a bit trickier however.
Tilting his head back Oberon looked straight up at the tree that they had all slept under. If there was a river or a pond nearby that would help a lot, it was just a matter of locating it. Stretching out his wings the Sprite began to ascend up to the lowest branch of the tree, standing on its surface before then flying up to the next branch; in this way he climbed the tree as high as he could, seeking to get above the layer of leaves and foliage and get a view of the wider world. If it turned out this tree wasn’t tall enough he would fly over to the next tree until he found one higher than the others.
Once high enough he would survey the area, looking as far to the horizon as he could searching for gaps in the tree line that might hint at some clearing that could hold a source of water or something else. He also tried to see past the edge of the forest, if he could see that far, to try and see what was beyond the local area; would there be a town or city nearby, the ocean, mountains? Or simply more forest as far as the eye could see.
It would be useful if he could see even further, or be able to make out what he could see a little clearer however. He remembered seeing a skill called ‘Keen Sight’ earlier, though it was far from complete at the time; had it increased since then? Maybe he could spent some skill points and level it up now. “Opens skills tab.”
Unspent Skill Points: 3 Current Skills: Minor Heal II (2.65) Lesser Flight II (2.5) Shield III (3.325) Magic Analysis III (3.525) Mana Orb I (1.3) Mana Shape I (1.1) Lesser Status Heal I (1.2) Mana Dart I (1.2) Alert (1.1) Monster Analysis I (1.375) <UNUSABLE SKILLS> Meditation (0.4) Focus (0.5) Material Analysis (0.1) Plant Analysis (0.1) Mental Resistance (0.4) Wall (0.1) Faster (0.4) Minor Regeneration (0.6) Charisma (0.9) Keen Sight (0.3) Spiritual Awareness (0.3) Minor Heal All (0.5) Light Affinity (0.5) <UNUSABLE SKILLS>
Unfortunately not; ‘Keen Sight’ hadn’t increased as much as he would have hoped since he had last checked, nor did he think spending the few remaining skill points he had remaining would be worth it. There was another new skill in the works however that caught his attention. “Spiritual Awareness? What did I do to get that?”
Climb a tree to gain a vantage point Survey surrounding searching for a water source and check local topography Open skills tab
@Count Cuddles So you just need an RP name or something for the world as a whole?
I'm trying to think of something that plays on the fact that there are three realms of existence, but I don't know how appropriate that is since I don't know how much the other two will factor into the story. "Three Worlds" or "Triverse"? Something like that.