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Decadent Depths

Decadent Depths

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A roleplay taking place in an aquatic fantasy world.

778 readers have visited Decadent Depths since Dawn ✩ Quixotic created it.

Introduction



Dive into a world of endless blue, filled with long-forsaken sunken ruins, awesome and alien swathes of undersea wilderness, and thriving aquatic civilizations rife with passion, betrayal, intrigue, and romance, as malleable and mercurial as water itself. A world where life is everywhere, and where magic is life... so it follows that magic is everywhere as well, from the mighty dweomers of the Sea Witch, to the intuitive manipulation of the life force's flow by even the simplest of creatures.

You will play a denizen of the Ultramarine Ocean, a vast watery expanse with very little dry land in sight apart from the occasional archipelago or rare larger island. The ocean is full of wonder and whimsy, but at the same time, it is very much survival of the fittest and the sea can be quite fickle and callous.
As such this roleplay will have an extreme contrast of beautiful, strange, and dark, all intermingled with each other.



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Diversity is a key aspect of the setting. The sea has more diversity than anywhere else on earth, and mutant or aberrant creatures with odd abilities or traits, or even creatures that are entirely unique are not uncommon.

Most magic in this world is based deeply rooted in the concept of life itself. Creatures that use magic draw their power from their own internal life energy, from the ambient life energy of the environment, or calling upon environmental spirits more adept at manipulating such entities than themselves. At the most basic level, this manifests itself as typical 'chi'-like powers. Aspects like rituals, incantations, or material components more in line with typical fantasy magic serve as a focus for these energies, or as a beacon to called spirits.
Of course, there are other, more mysterious forms of magic in this world, and there are some strange powers that are not even magical at all, in spite of seemingly violating normal physics.
You are free to use your own creativity and ideas in this respect.

There are no typical fantasy deities in this setting. Religion revolves around animism and a general reverence for nature, veneration of ancestors, or sometimes cults revolving around awe-inspiring beings such as powerful beasts, god-kings, or other entities who may cultivate worship. However, such beings are never totally beyond the scope of mere "mortals".



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Conflict is accepted as a ready part of life. Predation, violence, struggle... all these things are terrible, but they are all seen as a part of the life cycle. Most creatures of human-like intelligence have created the moral and ethical systems of their civilizations around the concepts of balance. However, there are naturally those who feel they receive the short end of the stick in matters such as this, and choose to bend their powers towards subverting this natural order to facilitate their own survival, advancement, and hedonism. Increasingly, there are those who do not see anything wrong with this, likening such shifts in philosophy to the natural shifts of dominant species and climates in nature. At the same time, no one wants to endure any sort of cataclysm.

Relations between the city-states established by aquatic races of humanlike intellect have become strained and many speak of engaging in war with the others. Additionally, other struggles between rival organizations, tribes, and creatures threaten to cause an unbalance in the region, as well as the actions of certain powerful individual sea monsters who could wreck the ecosystem all by themselves if left unchecked.

In hopes of averting crisis, many leaders, philosophers, warriors, and other prominent individuals have gathered under the auspices of the Sea Witch, who has offered a banquet hall in her tower as neutral ground for these people to broker treaties and create plans to avert the brewing storm. And that is where our tale begins...

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General Guidelines

1. Think twice before you post about the environment. Things underwater are different than in air.
I don't expect total realism, but at the same time this isn't Spongebob.

2. The sea is full of both wonder and horror. Our tale will be a mix of both dark and whimsy.

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Be creative and descriptive! The world is strange and vibrant. Feel free to use visual aids or music.

4.
Feel free to introduce elements to the setting beyond your character.

5. Be civil, be open-minded, and have fun~!


Character Guidelines

1. This is an ocean story, so at the focus will predominantly be on undersea locales, though excursion to the surface are still possible. As such, your character should have at least some means of breathing and moving underwater.

2. Your characters can be physically powerful and strong in the ways of magic, but don't make them too godlike.

3. Your character should want something! I'll leave your profile up to you, but please list some kind of major motivation, dream, desire, or fear for your character. Maybe several!





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The Ocean

The Ocean by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The vast expanse of the Ultramarine Ocean.

The Witch's Tower

The Witch's Tower by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

This is the dwelling place of the Sea Witch, a massive tower of igneous rock rooted in the hadal zone and protruding from the water's surface.

The Coral Reef

The Coral Reef by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A vast expanse of reefs, there are many underwater settlements nestled here amongst the coral.

The Kelp Forest

The Kelp Forest by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A dense seaweed jungle, teeming with untamed life.

The Surface

The Surface by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The shallows, where the waters are warmest and brightest. There are many islands peppered about the sea, ready to be explored by those who can breath air.

The Ice Floes

The Ice Floes by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

These region of the sea is filled with floating glaciers traveling on the currents from the frigid north.

The Abyss

The Abyss by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A realm of chilling cold, crushing pressure, and stifling dark where everything that isn't emptiness... is danger.

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The Witch's Crew

These are the loyal (or sometimes not-so-loyal) followers, minions, henchmen, supplicants, servants, and slaves of the Sea Witch.


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Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.

Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

Add Quest » Quests

You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 7 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

Navigation

While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

The Ocean

The Ocean by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The vast expanse of the Ultramarine Ocean.

The Witch's Tower

The Witch's Tower by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

This is the dwelling place of the Sea Witch, a massive tower of igneous rock rooted in the hadal zone and protruding from the water's surface.

The Coral Reef

The Coral Reef by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A vast expanse of reefs, there are many underwater settlements nestled here amongst the coral.

The Kelp Forest

The Kelp Forest by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A dense seaweed jungle, teeming with untamed life.

The Surface

The Surface by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The shallows, where the waters are warmest and brightest. There are many islands peppered about the sea, ready to be explored by those who can breath air.

The Ice Floes

The Ice Floes by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

These region of the sea is filled with floating glaciers traveling on the currents from the frigid north.

The Abyss

The Abyss by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A realm of chilling cold, crushing pressure, and stifling dark where everything that isn't emptiness... is danger.

Collectibles

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!

Current Mobs

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Spawns

Locations where Mobs and Items might appear.

Events

You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

Permissions

Add and remove other people from your Universe.

Orphanage

By marking a character as abandoned, you can offer them to your players as pre-made character sheets.

Character Portrait: Don Calamari
0 sightings Don Calamari played by Dawn ✩ Quixotic
Former Squid-man
Character Portrait: King Megasilurus
0 sightings King Megasilurus played by Dawn ✩ Quixotic
Former Giant Catfish
Character Portrait: Lavish Lazuli
0 sightings Lavish Lazuli played by Dawn ✩ Quixotic
Former Nereid

The Forge

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Character Portrait: The Aquarium
Character Portrait: The Sea Witch

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Character Portrait: The Sea Witch
The Sea Witch

under construction

Character Portrait: The Aquarium
The Aquarium

Miscellaneous and Minor Characters

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Character Portrait: The Sea Witch
The Sea Witch

under construction

Character Portrait: The Aquarium
The Aquarium

Miscellaneous and Minor Characters

Most Followed

Character Portrait: The Sea Witch
The Sea Witch

under construction

Character Portrait: The Aquarium
The Aquarium

Miscellaneous and Minor Characters


View All » Places

The Ocean

The Ocean by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The vast expanse of the Ultramarine Ocean.

The Witch's Tower

The Witch's Tower by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

This is the dwelling place of the Sea Witch, a massive tower of igneous rock rooted in the hadal zone and protruding from the water's surface.

The Coral Reef

The Coral Reef by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A vast expanse of reefs, there are many underwater settlements nestled here amongst the coral.

The Kelp Forest

The Kelp Forest by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A dense seaweed jungle, teeming with untamed life.

The Surface

The Surface by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

The shallows, where the waters are warmest and brightest. There are many islands peppered about the sea, ready to be explored by those who can breath air.

The Ice Floes

The Ice Floes by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

These region of the sea is filled with floating glaciers traveling on the currents from the frigid north.

The Abyss

The Abyss by Dawn ✩ Quixotic

A realm of chilling cold, crushing pressure, and stifling dark where everything that isn't emptiness... is danger.

The Ice Floes

These region of the sea is filled with floating glaciers traveling on the currents from the frigid north.

The Abyss

A realm of chilling cold, crushing pressure, and stifling dark where everything that isn't emptiness... is danger.

The Surface

The shallows, where the waters are warmest and brightest. There are many islands peppered about the sea, ready to be explored by those who can breath air.

The Kelp Forest

A dense seaweed jungle, teeming with untamed life.

The Witch's Tower

This is the dwelling place of the Sea Witch, a massive tower of igneous rock rooted in the hadal zone and protruding from the water's surface.

The Coral Reef

A vast expanse of reefs, there are many underwater settlements nestled here amongst the coral.

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I understand that this roleplay is under construction but I quite like the sound of an underwater roleplay and I would just like to post this message here so if it is possible for me to be notified when it is done that would be great.

Decadent Depths

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Still tinkering around with things, but it's complete enough to start recruiting cast members.