It has been noted that Essence, is the greatest of all naturally occurring substances. It supplies men of normal origins, with extraordinary abilities. Even those not of the human race find themselves obsessed with the substance. It has been argued that even the wild beasts seek it out. Essence has been credited with speeding the evolution of simple fish into the Viala. So why then, do I despise such a thing? Such an answer is readily available to me.
Essence will be the downfall of us all.
An excerpt from the Essence Chronicle~Al Chem SharashThe World
Tyrosia is a world where technology mingles with magic. Dragons fly alongside winged ships, and sea monsters swim with fleets of submarines. Giant steel and glass structures are as common as stone castles.
The Essence War has begun. It is the third year of the great winter. The landscape is frozen, naval warfare is not an option. Blizzards are common, so air transport is rare. This leaves only ground war. Many soldiers have been drafted by their respective nations and sent to war. All of the armies have one thing in common: Essence use. Each nation is getting greedy and wants more of it. Their reserves are running out. This has sparked the war. Essence
With elemental projectiles and explosives, guns are obsolete. Electricity and other forms of energy are foreign to Tyrosia, Essence is what powers everything. Essence is also used privately by warriors and civilians alike. It has given super strength, speed, and intelligence. It has given control of flame, water, and other elements. It has transformed and mutated receivers. The results of Natural Essence are never constant, they are never predictable.
However, certain civilizations have devised ways to extract certain properties of Essence. This is referred to as purification. Purified Essence comes in many forms, but can only supply a single power or ability. It can be taken periodically to strengthen its already permanent effects.
Another form of Essence is Manufactured or Artificial Essence. This form of Essence is a strange one. Its effects vary by manufacturer and creation methods. Unlike its other counterparts, it is temporary and takes sacrifice. After a couple doses, it becomes addictive. It is one of, if not the hardest addiction to get rid of. Races
Pre-created races are as follows. You may create your own. Please include a race description.
1.Viala: Fish people
2.Vampires: Regular vampires except they sap Essence.
3.Werewolves: Regular werewolves
4.Drakonians: Half Dragon half human
5.Melesians: Mole people
6.Humans: Normal humans
7.Wingly: Strongly Resembling humans, they have a strong affinity for light magic. Wings appear when using magic or channeling Essence.
8.Seraphic Machina: Manufactured Winglies. Ankeru has bio-engineered many for the war. Character Sheet
Bio:(2 paragraphs please. At the least. More is welcome.)RULES
1. ALL OOC chat is to take place in this thread.
2. Romance must be kept PG-16.
3. Do not deviate completely from the main plot.(sub-plots are fine)
4. No one liners. EVER. PM someone to make a collaborative post if you can't lengthen dialogue or other actions.
5. Signatures must be turned off for any RP posts.
6. A post is expected at the VERY least once a week.
7. No auto-hits(of another player), God-mods, or like.
8. English speakers only.(I deeply apologize to those who do not fully comprehend the language.)
9. I am the GM, what I say goes.
10. Ask permission to control any major characters or RPC's that I am in control of.
Thats it. Should any one of these rules be broken you will receive a warning. Three warnings and you are kicked from the RP. Gameplay
The first post has been posted. Your first posts will be made to introduce your character. Other than that, give us a vague idea of where you are going. IC posts go HERE!
Cap is set at ten players. If you need more info please ask.