A World Transmuted

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Some time after a tragic event called the Blinding humans have discovered alchemy. Now they search for the trugh behind it.

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Introduction

The world as we know it was virtually changed some time ago. No one can remember how long. Maybe it was centuries, maybe only decades, but the length of time doesn't really matter now. What matters is how the human race has changed, some would say evolved, after this incident.

It is said that giant ships appeared in the sky, and that bright lights rained down on earth, shattering our cities, boiling our waters, until someone fired back, sending our own shining lights into the sky. When our weapons hit those lights it is said that the sky itself caught fire, and that over two thirds of humanity was lost in those flames. A short time later the sky ships plummeted to earth as well, and since then they have disappeared.

In the time that followed this event, what we now call the Blinding, humanity was changed. Maybe it was because of the lights, or the fire, or maybe our own weapons did this, but we were changed. It didn't happen all at once, and not to every man, woman, and child, but soon people with odd powers emerged. At first they were thought of as gods, or demons, but then it grew so common people stopped caring what they were. People with such powers have since become shunned by society in most small towns and villages, but they can become wealthy and famous if they know the right cities to visit.

And what might these powers be? It is called alchemy, the ability to understand how materials and substances are put together, then learning how to take them apart and rebuild them into something else. With these abilities a person could turn lead into gold, water into wine...but they could also create untold horrors. Some say that if a person were skilled enough, and twisted enough, that they could even combine living beasts into a creature called a chimera, a soulless demon that will listen to no one but their creator.

This new earth has become full of alchemists and inventors, and has virtually been taken back to what some might call the industrial revolution. No one has cars, but they do have horses and buggies. Clockwork machines and steam engines are some of the most advanced technologies on the planet now. In some places lords or kings have taken over, some places there is now true leader.

Alchemists, those with these strange abilities, often have odd dreams where they are wandering through the mountains somewhere. They find a door, open it, and discover a truth that could divide the world. Some alchemists use this dream as their driving force. They dream of finding these mountains and that gateway and learning such secrets, and so many of them travel, most of their lives, searching for it.
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Basically this is an idea I came up with that partially has to do with the anime/manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, with a few major twists, as you can tell. A tragic event occurred some time in the past, during our time, and now, in a drastically altered future, in a world much like that of FMA, people have developed the ability to understand things no human could, or should, be able to understand.

They are able to focus their minds and bodies and transmute things. No one is exactly sure how this happens, but it seems that the more people use their powers the more skilled they become, but in certain areas.

For instance, if a person used their powers on metals, changing the type of metal, repairing rust, etc., then they would gain more knowledge in that area of alchemy than another person would. This can happen with just about anything, again, like FMA. Even elements, fire, water, earth, wind, lighting, etc. can be created with alchemy if a person knows how.

The plot for this roleplay is that when the Blinding occurred, one of the sky ships crashed to earth but remained mostly intact. It was buried almost completely in the crater it created, turning it into a mountain, which has since become a part of a mountain range somewhere in the world. The alchemists receive messages from this ship in their dreams, dreams that draw them towards the ship in hope that they will learn a grand secret that can 'divide the world.'

People take this many ways, but the truth is this: when the Blinding happened a combination of our radioactive weapons and the lights the sky ships used crossed our DNA with the aliens, giving us these powers. In the mountain ship is a living red stone, a remnant from their home world, which will reveal this secret and terraform part of the world, making it like the home world of the alchemists.

And so alchemists are looking for this red stone. Some know the truth, or think they do, and others don't even know they're looking for it.

You can be an alchemist or a normal person. You can be from any sort of society you think of, and as people join their homelands will be added to the map which you can find in an OOC soon after this rp is posted.

Character Sheet-

Name:
Age:
Race: (human or alchemist)
Appearance: (alchemists often have oddly colored eyes, hair, and/or skin...this section should contain your characters physical appearance as well as they clothing they are prone to wearing)

Personality: (optional, can reveal though the rp)

Equipment: (anything you carry with you)
Alchemic Abilities: (whatever your best at, alchemy-wise, please choose only one or two)

History: (what is your character's past, what are their goals, why are they doing whatever they are doing now, doesn't have to be all that long...if there is a reason others would know you add that here)
Other: (anything else you'd like to add)

Alchemy works like this-
You can look at something and understand its molecular makeup and how to change it as you like, as long as you have some basic prior knowledge. To transmute you make up your mind on what you want to do and place your hand in the thing you want to transmute, then it is engulfed in white light. When the light disappears it is changed.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask, either through PM or in the OOC section.

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A chimera looking for a purpose.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-12 22:15:12, as written by NarrowEye
"I'm not your friend!" Duster retorted.
"Besides, I could easily kill you. The problem would surely be the dog." Duster said, somewhat pathetic at the statement that he couldn't attack because of a walking bunch of scrap metal.
"God damn." he muttered, while lowering his gun slightly, still holding it in case the alchemist was lying.
"What's wrong with your kind anyways?" he asked, looking at the bunch of beat down people.
Two of them lay in the grass... was that the chimera that'd been chasing him wild a pair of minutes ago?
He looked at the whole bunch. Surely none, of the people assembled would be able to do much.
Duster sighed.
"Have any of you seen Alderic?" he asked, hoping that they knew where the giant was.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-12 22:42:05, as written by AdamLangley
"You see, there's the problem," said Adam. "You're arbitrarily hostile. We haven't done anything to hurt you, at least not until you attacked me, but here you are waving your gun around and making demands. You're not looking that good either; that wound you've got in your leg'll definitely hinder your ability to get away. Also, am I the only one who still remembers that this forest is probably full of soldiers? I'd really rather not have Silf maul you, but if that's what I need to do to escape that's what I'll do. So let's all just calm down and catch our breath, yeah?"

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 01:41:11, as written by Lovely VonSchultz
Hatsune had placed her hand on the chimera's forehead, moving the matted hair from the sweat that had ended up there. He must have been worn out. The alchemy would heal wounds, but not restore energy. She'd been so out of it, lost from using up so much of herself that she hadn't noticed the tiff happening almost right in front of her. When she heard Silf growling she looked up and her brow furrowed at the gun, the soldier holding it, and the tension in the air around he and Adam. She come back to reality right at the end of Adam's sentence and nodded her head in agreement, but she was still confused.

"What in the hell is going on?" Looking down she spotted Tora on the ground. "When did you get here?" Her green eyes, dull from using so much of her alchemic energy, were narrowed. "And why does he have a gun?"

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 07:10:49, as written by NarrowEye
Duster looked at the girl, who seemed to be at her senses now.
He then looked at Adam. A deep sigh came from Duster.
"Why does this allways happen to me." he muttered grumpily.

He then raised his head.
"Why are you people even out here!?" He asked, sounding more accusing than anything.
"I understand that you fled from the inn, but why have you gone this far into the woods?"
He lowered his gun a litlle more, it seemed that the dog was keeping its distance.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 08:47:07, as written by AdamLangley
"Not so fast, friend," said Adam. "It was my turn to ask a question before I had to run off. One question, one answer, remember? So here's my question: if you aren't from Alkara, where are you from?"

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 13:53:01, as written by NarrowEye
"If you are all that interested. I'm from Hovernia.
And I got a gun, because I feel like it!"
He retorted, first to Adam, then to Hatsune.

"Now please tell me! Have you seen Alderic? He's ... very big..."

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 16:08:39, as written by AdamLangley
"He wouldn't happen to be a chimera, would he?" asked Adam. "Cause if he is, I don't think he's the safest person to be around right now. See, he's the one who busted up our friend here," Adam indicated Cale, "as well as Silf. Last I saw, though, this Aldric fellow wasn't looking too good himself; Silf did quite a number on him. If I was you, I'd stay clear of your friend."

"By the by," Adam added, almost as an afterthought, "if you work for Hovernia, what're you doing pointing a gun in my face? I'm Kestren, and last I heard Kestre and Hovernia were on friendly terms."

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 18:37:22, as written by NarrowEye
"Uhhhhh" Duster started, clearly indicating that it was indeed the chimera Alderic he was after.
"Well, he and I have a mutual need for eachother, although I can't see how. Now please, where did he go?"

Duster opened his eyes wide at the statement about Hovernia.
"Who said I work for Hovernia?
I said I was Hovernian, that's all." Duster said, grinning deviously.
"And Hovernia allways stay neutral. They never take side in any other matters than their own."
He brought his gun down, sure that they were done fighting.
"I point a gun at you because your damned dog attacked me, and you impaled my leg."
Duster said, poking softly at his bandage with his new walking stick.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 21:23:38, as written by AdamLangley
"Who said I work for Hovernia? I said I was Hovernian, that's all."

"To be fair," said Adam, "it's really not that hard to tell that you work for the Hovernian government; your movement and the way you hold yourself all suggest military training. That, and you pistol is standard issue for Hovernian special agents."
"I point a gun at you because your damned dog attacked me, and you impaled my leg."

"Yes," replied Adam, "I stabbed you in the leg because you hit me in the back of the head with your gun. Silf's currently growling at you for the same reason. Like I said earlier, I didn't do anything to you. You attacked me.

"Any way, you asked your question and now it's my turn-" Adam was about to ask, but was interrupted by voices shouting from the direction of the town.

"Looks like you're gonna owe me an answer, friend," said Adam, laboriously getting to his feet. "Looks like those soldiers have regrouped. You coming with us, or are you going off to look for your friend?"

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 22:10:38, as written by NarrowEye
"First! I don't owe you an answer you owe me one.
I answered your question about why I was pointing a guun to your head.
Second, I could've shot you dead, but I only sent you out black. Don't be a sissy.
Third... Do you know how many of these that are produced? That doesn't count as a question, for surely you have no clue.
But there's enough in every weapon depot of Hovernia to equip an army. Far enough for me to steal without getting noticed.
Also... I cut ties with the Hovernian government long times ago." He said.

Duster looked at the others, then at Adam.

"Do I look like I
'm in any kind of shape to go anywhere?" He retorted in mock over Adam's question.
"Surely you must've noticed that I am limping." He said, scowling at the man in front of him.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-14 23:27:24, as written by AdamLangley
"First," replied Adam, "you were the last person to ask a question; you asked me if I saw your chimera friend. Second, you attacked me for no reason and yet you're complaining that I'm leaving you here with an injured leg. Give me one reason why I should care if you live or die."

Adam turned to Silf. "Stay here and make sure he doesn't follow us for a few minutes, then catch up." He reached into a pocket, pulled out a flask, and took a small sip. He soon found energy returning to his body. He offered the flask to Hatsune.

"Just take a small sip," he said. "Doctor friend of mine gave me this to test out. It's a stimulant, but a damn strong one. Don't know what'll happen if you drink too much, but I wouldn't take my chances."

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-15 00:40:28, as written by 13lazer31
Tora laid on the ground listening to the arguement going on. The fall hadn't hurt that much. He could have gotten back up with some effort. But a 240 lb mechanical dog jumping off his back Had. Everyone seemed to be ignoring him so he kept quiet, rubbing the top of Sparky's head. He decide to speak up when Adam started to talk about continuing on their way. Raising his other hand up and waving it he said, "Can someone please help me up? My legs decided not to listen to my brain."

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-15 21:00:17, as written by NarrowEye
"Why should I even care where you go?
I got my own orders to follow, and my own ways to travel."
Duster said, shifting so he could get a hold of his bag, grabbing a compass from his bag, and looked at it.

"Alderic might remember what I said... I hope he'll make it to the station..."
Duster muttered quietly, and then began limping off in a northern direction.

He stuffed his gun into its holster, and waved a hand back at the weird pack of people, shouting to them.
"I hope our ways won't cross again! For next time I'll be out killing, not finding!"
He then countinued into the woods, eyes and ears open, hoping to catch a hint of where Alderic was.

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Setting: Raithica2011-03-15 22:26:09, as written by AdamLangley
Adam glanced at Tora over his shoulder.

"He drop any hints about why he attacked me while I was gone?" he asked. Adam handed the stimulant to Tora once Hatsune was done.

"This is still experimental," he said, "but a little bit goes a long way. A small sip should give you enough energy to get out of here." Adam reached into his pocket and produced what appeared to be a pocket watch. He pressed a button on the side of the device and flipped the lid open.

"North's that way," he said, pointing. "And I've been living to the north for a little while now. If we can lose the soldiers, we can rest at my place and then..." Adam's face took on a puzzled expression.

"Tell the truth, I hadn't really thought about what to do next," he said with a little chuckle. "At any rate, the three of you are welcome to stay until you figure out what you want to do next. It'll be nice to have some company."

Once Tora was done with the stimulant, Adam took the flask and placed it in the pocket it came from. He picked up his duffel bag after returning his journals to their rightful place and began walking north.

"Hope we don't run into that angry bloke again," he said to no one in particular.

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He might have stumbled a bit due to his injuries, but Silf is actually very careful not to hurt people he likes.


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k thx i fix it, and you didn't say he did but seeing how i fell to the ground in front of him and he jumped forwards at duster, i decided to make it that he accedentily did


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Tora: 60 lbs. isn't anywhere close to how much Silf weighs. Real dogs Silf's size weigh somewhere around 160 lbs., but Silf is made out of metal so I'd place him at somewhere around 240 lbs. Also, I don't remember Silf ever stepping on you; might want to check that.


Re: [OOC] A World Transmuted

We could also do it that way...
But that's not as much fun as arguing :D
... or... Well, I do think roleplaying is more fun than arguing ...
so let's just jump to the action :D


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Okay, let's just solve this the simple way: I'll go back and edit my post to give you time to react.


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Very well.
I myself played table-top roleplay for 4 years, so I fully understand how hard it is.
Although that being said, you got to see it through a perspective more like this.
If Duster is neutralized without being given a chance to fend off the impending danger, then there got to be some kind of compensation.
The compensation is more like an action compensation. Meaning that if I m disabled before I can do anything, then I see that it is fair, that I get some kind of counter movement, which makes Duster able to stay in the fight. Else there would be imposed something upon me, and that is very bad when everybody has to get along.

Also, about the thing that Duster is human.
The "Alchemists" is a race indeed. But they only differ from humans in the way, that they can manipulate materials and reconstruct them.
The fact that you are alchemists does not mean you are in any way faster or stronger than humans.
But this gets a little off-topic.

The fact is, that cogs are very 'moveable' as to say so.
They can be moved a lot. Because they got to interact with eachother, and if you want a moving robot like Silf, then the strength of the mechanics have to be compromised for agility instead. Else Silf would not be able to move around as a normal dog, he'd be a lot more stiff.
Thus making him unable to attack with a leap upon Duster. If there is no weaknesses in the dog, then the ballance in a fight is rather Sc**ed.


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Allow me to begin this with an apology. I am used to table-top RPGs where you say all of the actions you want to take and a roll of the dice tells you if you are successful. Because of this I tend to forget that there is no roll of the dice online, so I just dictate my actions fully. I'm still getting used to the fact that I need to give people time to react. I'll attempt to do better in the future.

That said, my complaint is not that Duster found a way to disable Silf again; it is the specific method that he used. As I said earlier, it just seems unbelievable that he reaches in and rips a metal cog, one that is held in place with a metal bolt, out of Silf. Duster's character sheet specifies that he is human, meaning that any physics that apply to humans also applies to him. If you recall, Duster did not drive off Aldric with brute force: he drove him off with guile and cunning. Duster is very fit for a human, but he is still a human. As I said in my previous post, it would be more believable if he simply jammed Silf's gears again.


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Well, from my point of view there's this.

The dog does not have any protective plates, revealing the vullnerable inside. Else there'd be no reason to put protective plates on the outside.
Also, the dog is far too overpowered if nothing can seem to hurt it.
It drove a CHIMERA away, not only that, but it remained without any hard damage.

Also, you put its jaws around Duster before you gave me a chance to A. evade, or B. point the gun at it, and thereby shooting it.
From MY point of view YOU are pushing the limits of what can possibly be done.

Also I'm interested in knowing how he turned wood and furniture into solid iron/steel and afterwards put it together so that it could withstand a welltrained soldier pulling in the cogs.

I'm sorry, but if it isn't possible for Duster to do anything, then I can aswell pull out of the roleplay.
It seems that even hard core soldiers can't even match an inventor / alchemist, who doesn't even have military education or much else than experience.


Re: [OOC] A World Transmuted

Alright, I'm willing to believe that Duster can rip his way through his own coat, but believing that he can rip a cog out of a machine is pushing it. They're not attached with super glue; Silf is very well constructed. I'd believe it if Duster jammed something in his cogs again, but ripping a cog out is just ridiculous.


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Well lazer, I'm not in a mood to rewind and do it all over, so let's just ignore that little... akward? conversation.
Then we can get further a little faster. Because at this rate, we'll all end up fighting eachother xD
Let's get this rolling!


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NarrowEye wrote:Uhmm Adam?
If you didn't notice, then Alderic flet...
He ran of a couple 100 feet into the forest, to mend his wounds, and make sure they won't be fatal (Infections etc.).
Just telling you so you can Edit it xD


Thanks, I was a bit unclear on what happened there.


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whoops, in the post where you first go through it i missed the 'his'


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Uhmm Adam?
If you didn't notice, then Alderic flet...
He ran of a couple 100 feet into the forest, to mend his wounds, and make sure they won't be fatal (Infections etc.).
Just telling you so you can Edit it xD

Edit - Lazer... It's Duster's satchel of possesions xD
He pulled out his own set of medical supplies.
He'd rather eat his own boots, than taking it from others.


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Hey guys sorry for the wait, my post is up now.


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AdamLangley wrote:Duster ran off and encountered Adam and Tora. Hatsune found Cale, who Aldric had done a number on, and ran off to get Adam. Adam had been knocked out by Duster for a couple of minutes, but woke up, transmuted the ropes into air, and stabbed Duster through the leg. Adam question Duster for a while, but ran off with Hatsune to rescue Cale. Currently, Aldric is fighting Silf. Silf has inflicted several minor wounds and one major wound on Aldric. Due to Silf's mechanical nature and sturdy construction coupled with the blood loss, Aldric might be feeling a little tired right now. Or not, that's up to you to role play.

P.S. Adam's blade went in one side of Duster's leg and out the other. He'll probably have trouble walking for a while.


AdamLangley wrote:Silf is Adam's mechanical dog. I'm waiting on Hatsune's instructions before I do anything.


That does not seem like waiting to me. I have not interacted with Silf, so these wounds are negated. I wasn't aware that you had even mentioned me. Iandak was fighting with me so I was awaiting his response. You can't go ahead say the damage is actually done without a proper response to such a an action.

I will suggest that, we could us PM to go back and forth to fill in this disjunction.


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I'll PM Iandak, see if he's still around.


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Silf is Adam's mechanical dog. I'm waiting on Hatsune's instructions before I do anything.


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I shall wait for him as well. I need to make sure he's okay with us doing a little alchemy to heal his wounds. I'm not sure if he plans on having it react badly to his chimera DNA or not. I should probably chillax until that time.


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Whoa, whoa, whoa. I was fightin Inandak- Cale. I have no idea where this "Silf" is. I wasn't even responding to anyone else cause I wasn't sure where the hell Iandak has gone to. So the whole Silf injuring Alderic, is off until I have had reasonable time to actually read the posts where Silf becomes involved and actually "react to him".


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Duster ran off and encountered Adam and Tora. Hatsune found Cale, who Aldric had done a number on, and ran off to get Adam. Adam had been knocked out by Duster for a couple of minutes, but woke up, transmuted the ropes into air, and stabbed Duster through the leg. Adam question Duster for a while, but ran off with Hatsune to rescue Cale. Currently, Aldric is fighting Silf. Silf has inflicted several minor wounds and one major wound on Aldric. Due to Silf's mechanical nature and sturdy construction coupled with the blood loss, Aldric might be feeling a little tired right now. Or not, that's up to you to role play.

P.S. Adam's blade went in one side of Duster's leg and out the other. He'll probably have trouble walking for a while.