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Baekoth: Heretics

Baekoth: Heretics

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A literate high fantasy epic set in the originally created continent of Baekoth.

815 readers have visited Baekoth: Heretics since >Marionette< created it.

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ALL HAIL THE MESSIAH QUEEN



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ImageImageIt is the nature of both people and kingdoms to rise and fall, just as surely as the sun will rise every morning and set every night. In a cycle they turn, a dance for all eternity. These comings and goings of people and kingdoms may seem ineffectual to an onlooker of Baekoth, an eternal and old land. But to those who live through these events, these risings and falls, it is everything. It is life, and it is only what they can make of it, only what they choose to make of it, and it is the only thing that matters to them.

Baekoth now is home to many who bow to The Messiah Queen and her god Aule, her rule extends through all of Dorelith, a country that once belonged to the seven kingdoms of man. Kings reduced to lords, wardens of land that was once wholly theirs, their bannermen had to witness them bend the knee and submit themselves as well. Her iron rule strengthens every year despite rebellion, and after three and twenty years who can hope to stop her now? She entrances the masses with her miracles of raising the dead and healing the sick, taking feelings of hunger or thirst away and showing them the might of Aule the merciful. She seeks to spread his love and mercy to all of Baekoth, and to smite those who would stand against him. She prepares the world for his arrival. The neighbors of Dorelith, the Orcs to the Freelands, the Elves to the great forest, and Taomar, the Daemon Empire in its budding, are all anxious at whether the conquering will continue to their lands. What few rebels there are left live in fear and hiding, some to Dorelith's mountains and others deep to the south, far from Citha; they are a nuisance to the Queen’s forces at best, but a persistent one.

A plot brews to the south where begins a rebellion of slaves who have thrown off their shackles, led by the charismatic Gladiator they now call their leader. The slaves move in secrecy, attacking slavers on their way to the great gladiator arena in Ruhar, leaving none alive to confirm their existence. They have the element of surprise, for now. When word gets out, this will cause trouble for the Messiah Queen will be furious, chaos and rebellion her land is not tolerated. Can these freed men even hope to survive her wrath, let alone succeed in their quest to end slavery?

And still yet in other parts of Baekoth plots thicken and destiny uncoils. Taomar is busy building itself but relies on an economy of slavery and gladitorial entertainment from in Ruhar and the Elves are as silent in their forests as ever. The wind whispers that the Queen is no messiah, but a Witch Queen. The Freelands thunder with the heavy footsteps of the Orcs gathering. The waters ripple with the fretful splash of mermaids swimming. Even the Halflings in their protected valley grow curiously nervous. War looms over Baekoth, it is heavy in the air, and perhaps none will escape its bite.




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This roleplay is a high fantasy, large scale roleplay that I intend to accept a fairly large volume of characters and npcs for. In this roleplay there is a lot of information that myself and others have written down to better give shape to Baekoth, the continent our characters will be interacting on. The information is accessible through the links located above the plot and in every thread in the first post. Please be sure that you read through all of the information at hand, it will be worth it in the long run. I have provided a main overlaying plot that I would like everyone to participate in but we definitely want more suggestions and things going on, communication and collaboration is what will make this rp truly great, it's what will make it grow. So please do not be shy, voice your ideas so we may perhaps use them in the future. I should make it clear when I say that this roleplay does require a certain level of writing to keep up with the players going to be accepted, it's no fun if someone writes an elaborate response and gets a couple paragraphs in return. So while I am going for both quality and quantity here this isn't going to be a very fast paced roleplay. I would expect people to post with their characters every week to a week and a half in some cases, we're going for well thought out posts that moves the plot forward and interacts with others. Violence and more 'R' rated elements will be present in the roleplay, it is a roleplay intended for mature audiences and will deal with gritty realism and quite possibly character death. This is a fantasy rp yes, however we will not have elements in the rp that make no sense and are not backed up reasonably. Furthermore, although there is some sexism in some of the races of Baekoth there is no such thing as homophobia. There is no reason at all for your character to be homophobic, no bible religions existent that state that sort of thing is unnatural. Keep things in cultural perspective for your character, and although I have written some of it for you culture-wise there is much I did not touch on. If something is not stated, feel free to make it up yourself! Again, making sure to keep in line with what is already written. Just make sure it keeps with the flow of the race and culture. If you go too far off track I can reign you in. Above all, please enjoy, be here to enjoy.

The main plot centers around the rebellion against the messiah queen, whom I will play, and the political ongoings within Dorelith - at first. I would like this roleplay to grow and encompass more things as time goes on. Which will be inevitable since the messiah queen is less a messiah and more a demon lord possessing a woman who wants to bring ruin to Baekoth. So when it comes to characters please keep in mind that you can have more than one and feel free to create NPCs.




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To help give a bit of creative direction, I have com up with some roles for potential characters. These are not necessary and if need be can be made into simple NPCs. They are just options and you will still have creative freedom if you decide to take one. However, some roles do have a required race attached to them, gender, or maybe age specific. That is a far as creative restrictions go on roles. Roles are little more than titles with a specific background and occupation attached. You can have multiple roles depending on which you choose, and some of them have openings for more than one character. For the roles that can only have one player, it will not be a first come first serve, but simply who is better suited. However, if I have already accepted your character for that role, then it is no longer available to others, unless you quit or abandon the RP. If you have an idea for a different role, there is no need to PM me, just go ahead and give yourself that title in the title section of your profile.

THE MESSIAH QUEEN
Mari wrote:She can not remember much about her past, before Aule became a part of her - but she does know that she was a witch, she must have been, and she was dying, all alone in a damp cave without a soul to bare comfort or witness or even hear her last wish. Aule came to her and offered her life in exchange for their partnership, she accepted. And the rest is as they say, history.
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>Marionette<


THE ROYAL CHILDREN
Mari wrote:The children of the messiah, she has one every so often, their fathers are a mystery to the public, a mystery to even themselves. Whereas normally such a thing would be scandalous no one raises so much as an eyebrow at it anymore, the last time that happened the poor fool lost his head. They would need to be exactly, in the case of the eldest, or under twenty-three years old.
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THE MESSIAH QUEEN'S ARMY GENERAL
Mari wrote:The General of Dorelith's vast armies is in charge of advising the Queen of battle strategies and leading important ones themselves. This role doesn't really have any guidelines besides a reasonable age, I doubt a twenty-something would be made Army General.
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THE MESSIAH QUEEN'S CHAMPION
Mari wrote:Holding the title of strongest warrior in the land, no one is supposed to be able to defeat this individual in single combat. They are a public figure, the people's champion. Specifically they are in charge of Citha's defense and the protection of the royal family itself.
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THE DORELITHIAN COUNCIL
Mari wrote:Seven members of council for the seven lords of Dorelith, each head of house either holds this position themselves at court in Citha and leaves the running of their territory to a family member or sends someone in their stead.
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THE SEVEN LORDS OF DORELITH
Mari wrote:In days past Dorelith was divided into seven Kingdoms and had seven kings to accommodate it, now united under the Messiah Queen, they are seven lords.
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BANNERMEN
Mari wrote:The lesser houses of each respective territory managed by a Lord. These bannermen are loyal to their lords but have taken vows of loyalty to their Queen also.
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THE INQUISITORS
Mari wrote:Similar to Cardinals in the Vatican during the Renaissance Inquisitors are religious leaders, appointed by the Messiah Queen herself. They can be born from any social rank and indeed most were mere penniless commoners before joining the ranks of the messiah, but no matter their birth they now hold political power.
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THE REBEL LEADER
Mari wrote:So... the rebellion's going poorly and you're in hiding, but hey you have not given up, even though just about everyone says you should. Fuck them, but mostly fuck the queen.
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THE REBEL SLAVE
Mari wrote:Gladiators are known for their ruthless bravery, how else are they to survive the arena? You've survived, and escaped, and now you and the men you lead will not only free every slave you can, but eradicate the institution all together. Or die trying.
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The character creation process for this rp is heavily detailed and long on purpose, it is to both show your willingness to commit and to show you have a good grasp of every aspect of your character. I am not looking for half complete characters who may take form in the rp, I am looking for complete creations from you. It shows maturity in writing when you can come up with a complete picture of a character.

Here is a good directory for figuring our moral alignments if you are unfamiliar with that sort of thing. For the Daemon race I will allow an illustration, but for everyone else I will require that you make a face claim suited for the rp. I have compiled a helpful list to get you started if you don't know where to look for face claims. There are even many Daemon face claims available if you know where to look, I urge you to ask me or someone from the ooc for assistance in this endeavor if you need it. I highly prefer that you have a realistic image for your character. You are not limited to actors in this either, I fully accept face claims from deviantart, there are many cosplayers there who are quite talented. Available languages for your character to speak are common, elvish, orcish, and arcane. If you are playing a human please choose a name for your character that is ancient greek sounding. I'm going to try to keep names in specific genres here, keep that in mind for elves and daemons, try to name them things that go along with the names I've given their locations and whatnot. You are welcome to more than one character if you can handle it.

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The above rating system will be used for your characters physical effectiveness in combat and other skills, please keep in mind that if your character is perfect or excellent at something then they must be truly exceptional. Perfect and excellent are not levels one often achieves, especially when it comes to combat. Racial abilities or artifacts may help you get there however. I will be watching characters carefully on this matter and make sure no one has a special ability that isn't backed up. Talent will only get you so far, hard work is what makes perfect and excellent. Good is a level regular people would be impressed by, most Knights fall into the combat level of Good. Above average means you have either had training or have talent. Average is a regular person relatively speaking within their race. Very poor means you have never tried it or you are especially hopeless at it.

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A special thanks to the following for helping to create this roleplay:
Odinson - Majority of Religions
Aftershock - Majority of Magical workings
Solo Wing Pixy - Concept Work
Northgaze - Concept work

*this roleplay was originally hosted on my other account and is a restart.

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I am the lord of Qahedrin. The regent of Eres Adrin. I want my throne.

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"People fight when they think they know the answers, but life isn't about answers, its about asking questions."

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"I do not have a gentle heart."

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"I do not have a gentle heart."

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I am the lord of Qahedrin. The regent of Eres Adrin. I want my throne.

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"People fight when they think they know the answers, but life isn't about answers, its about asking questions."

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"People fight when they think they know the answers, but life isn't about answers, its about asking questions."

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"I do not have a gentle heart."

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Lord Aradrin Soreyn

I am the lord of Qahedrin. The regent of Eres Adrin. I want my throne.


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