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Archipelago

Archipelago

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Alnilam is a world broken into islands and ruled by pirate lords. Each lord rules their own territory and has their own goals, whether they be to conquer other territories or to create a horde of treasure larger than the the coffers of a thousand kingdoms

1,138 readers have visited Archipelago since SnoweWoulf created it.

Introduction

It's time to sail the seas and stake your claim in the vast world of Alnilam!

Chasing a Legend

There is said to be an island brimming with magic somewhere in the Crescent Belt Isles called the Root of the World. There are many different legends centered around it from many different cultures. Some stories speak of a wondrous singing tree that grants wishes, or a fountain of knowledge. Other tales speak of vast riches and fruits that give eternal life. Unfortunately, this island is also said to be guarded by monsters and enchantments that cause magical storms and mirages to lead sailors astray. There are no credible documents of anyone ever landing on the Root of the World, but perhaps it's your goal to change that?

Geography and the Like

Alnilam is a world with heavy volcanic activity and drastic tectonic shifts. Because of that, 70% of all dry land is comprised of islands, which occasionally collide. There is, however, a small continent called Ordinem that sits on the equator. Every century or so, Ordiem either gains or loses an average of 15% of its landmass. The climate is mild and tropical in most places, but the north and south poles have a climate similar to that of northern Europe. Deserts and tundras are nonexistent save for in fairy stories and legends of old. Alnilam orbits a star similar to that of our sun, and boasts two brilliant moons. The smaller moon, Axilam, is silvery in color, while the lager moon, Farore, is a vibrant blue.

The Order of Things

There will be two main types of characters in Archipelago: pirates and kingsmen.

Pirates are... well, pirates. You don't necessarily have to be vicious, marauding, or out for yourself, but, by definition, the kingsmen are your enemies. Depending on how you want to play, your character could be a pirate lord who rules over an island (or set of islands), a vagrant pirate captain with no home territory, or a pirate underling- which ranges from a simple deckhand to a pirate lord's first mate.

As for the kingsmen, you belong to Sylvesta, the kingdom that dominates the vast majority of the continent of Ordinem. Sylvesta was created on the foundation of order, which, you can guess, means that its people are not overly fond of pirates. As a kingsman, your character can be anything from a soldier of explorer, to a lieutenant to a captain. For the most part, you can think of them as something similar to One Piece's Marines.

Race and Ethnicity

Humans

Humans are the most abundant and diverse of the races, as is the usual in most fantasy universes. Their cultures vary from island to island, as do skin tone, deviations in appearance, and affinity for magic. Though humans are not the strongest or most intelligent of the races, they are the most inventive.

Merpeople

Yes, you saw correctly. Merpeople. As in beautiful, fishtailed, live-for-three hundred years-and-turn-into-sea-foam merpeople. However, unlike the little mermaid, these merpeople can split their tails and go traipsing around dry land at will. They sill maintain some features that set them apart from humans, such as scaled legs, midsection, and neck.

Animorphs

Animorphs are any half human-half beast sort of creature that sports more than just animal ears and a tail. This includes lizard people, cat people, wolf people, and the like. General personalities and cultures vary widely based on the type of animal they are.

Elves

Elves are known for beautiful music and architecture as well as their intelligence and long lifespan, which average at a couple centuries. There are two main types of elves: high elves and fairies. High elves are physically stronger and more adept at forging weapons, while fairies are quite a bit more attuned to magic.

Linotians

Linotians are said to be the descendants of humans who received a Gift from the mythical(?) moon people. They have life spans that average at about a century, a great affinity for magic, and great strength and endurance. They appear to humans, but are discernible by their black hair, blue or grey eyes, and a crescent-shaped birthmark they all share. They are close to nature and can each turn into a specific animal.

Character Creation

Please make your character unique and give plenty of information, while still keeping some things a mystery. If you want to make your character a race that isn't listed above, please make sure to put a bit of background information about it in your character description. Double check your character when you've completed him or her to make sure that he or she is not overpowered, especially in regaurd to territory. Your character may be evil, arrogant, or childish, but try to avoid making him or her overly obnoxious. Don't forget to credit or post a URL if you use a stock image that you don't own.

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Toggle Rules

  • This role play falls into about a PG-13 rating for crude humor, suggestive themes, alcohol reference, and violence.
  • If you are going to engage in battle with another player, talk it over with him/her before hand via PM so no one is disappointed with the result.
  • If there are any disputes, please PM me and I will do my best to help solve the issue.
  • I understand that we're pirates and everything, but don't go around pillaging or conquering main territories without permission. Causing havoc is fun, but certain things need to remain in tact so that the role play can run smoothly.
  • Please refrain from using GIFs or large images in your posts.
  • Just have fun and help make this role play awesome!
  • So I know that you read the rules, please put a song that represents your character in his or her synopsis.
  • Please shoot me a PM with any questions you may have.

Browse All » 4 Settings to roleplay in

Alnilam

Alnilam by SnoweWoulf

This is the beautiful world that you get to explore! Or, you know, pillage. Because pirates.

Crescent Belt Isles

Crescent Belt Isles by SnoweWoulf

I would start searching here for clues about the Root of the World, but that's just me.

Moon Echo Island

Moon Echo Island by SnoweWoulf

The homeland of the linotians.

Ordinem

Ordinem by SnoweWoulf

The only continent on Alnilam. It is ruled almost exclusively by the kingdom of Sylvesta

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Alnilam

Alnilam by SnoweWoulf

This is the beautiful world that you get to explore! Or, you know, pillage. Because pirates.

Crescent Belt Isles

Crescent Belt Isles by SnoweWoulf

I would start searching here for clues about the Root of the World, but that's just me.

Moon Echo Island

Moon Echo Island by SnoweWoulf

The homeland of the linotians.

Ordinem

Ordinem by SnoweWoulf

The only continent on Alnilam. It is ruled almost exclusively by the kingdom of Sylvesta

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By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.


Once an Item has been created, it can be spawned in the IC using /spawn Item Name (case-sensitive, as usual) — this can be followed with /take Item Name to retrieve the item into the current character's inventory.

Mobs

Give your Universe life by adding a Mob, which are auto-replenishing NPCs your players can interact with. Useful for some quick hack-and-slash fun!

Mobs can be automated spawns, like rats and bats, or full-on NPCs complete with conversation menus. Use them to enhance your player experience!

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The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in Archipelago. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

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Evert Geier

"Is it too much to ask for a safe, entirely uneventful voyage?"

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Liliana Stormwaker

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Liliana Stormwaker

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Evert Geier

"Is it too much to ask for a safe, entirely uneventful voyage?"

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Evert Geier

"Is it too much to ask for a safe, entirely uneventful voyage?"

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Liliana Stormwaker

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Alnilam

Alnilam by SnoweWoulf

This is the beautiful world that you get to explore! Or, you know, pillage. Because pirates.

Crescent Belt Isles

Crescent Belt Isles by SnoweWoulf

I would start searching here for clues about the Root of the World, but that's just me.

Moon Echo Island

Moon Echo Island by SnoweWoulf

The homeland of the linotians.

Ordinem

Ordinem by SnoweWoulf

The only continent on Alnilam. It is ruled almost exclusively by the kingdom of Sylvesta

Ordinem

The only continent on Alnilam. It is ruled almost exclusively by the kingdom of Sylvesta

Crescent Belt Isles

I would start searching here for clues about the Root of the World, but that's just me.

Alnilam

This is the beautiful world that you get to explore! Or, you know, pillage. Because pirates.

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Re: Archipelago

I apologise for not being on very much. I'm at the end of my senior year and things have been stressful. I'll be on as much as I can, but I have to ask you all to bear with me. Thank you.

Re: Archipelago

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I'm interested in joining. The character I submitted is currently a WIP.

Re: Archipelago

Sounds good. There's no reason to rush, so go ahead and take your time. I'm going to add something to the intro to give the story a little bit of direction, so please keep an eye out for that.

Re: Archipelago

I will complete a character for this as quickly as possible, in the meantime, this is just footnote information:

Eleanor Chase Fitzgerald / (I am working on a better name, as this one isn't culturally appropriate)
Female
Linotian
Animal - Wolf / Dire Wolf(?)

Archipelago

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