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The Challenge of the Chosen

The Challenge of the Chosen

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When a futuristic civilization is being brought to its knees, will six young rebels be able to save it or will everything continue as the Elders plan? Only one way to find out.

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Introduction

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The world as you know it is completely different. In fact, we may not even be speaking of the same planet called Earth because of the differences between our planets.. We are a unique race of humans, something you have never heard about but we have never been formally named. Though many of the Elders call us 'the Chosen'.


Perhaps I should explain more thoroughly;


Earth; the Planet, our Sun and our Moons
My Earth is a world where there are many cities but they are far and few between. You see the number of countries and provinces, etc.. that you have in your world? Halve that amount, then halve it again and we still have under that amount of cities on our entire world. I must also mention that we are forbidden from leaving the cities we are born in which means no travelling from city to city. There there are many beautiful oceans and lakes, lush forests, open meadows and dry deserts.
Trees grow uninhibited by the growth of our cities resulting in the air we breathe is rich with oxygen and in no danger of running out.
Our sun, Ro, and two moons, La and Le, are enormous and rather close to our planet. This, surprisingly, causes our people to weigh less due to the polarities on both moons which actually share the pull of gravity between them. Our sun, however, is much stronger and brighter due to its closeness to our Earth, which our bodies have adapted to shield themselves from its UV rays.


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The City; Khalati
The city is quite modern or, to you, futuristic. We get around the city by either walking or using hoverboards, hovercrafts, or by one of the many monorail trains that can access nearly everywhere in the city. Elevators are common in tall buildings but stairs, though rarely used, can also be found.
Buildings are everywhere and in nearly every shape. Tall rectangular shapes, smaller one's, etc. Wherever you look there are lights and people. Streets are always busy.


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The Elders
We have three Elders, always the oldest and strongest of our kind, who rule over us like a king in a monarchy.. Though, I suppose it could also be called a dictatorship. They lay down the laws we must follow and they also enforce them, and harshly at that. They are, in a word, dangerous to disobey.

Sense of Time
Another point to add; whereas your Earth year lasts for 365 days, our years last for longer. One year on my Earth is closer to 400 days, give or take a few days. But, not only are our days only 20 hours long, our summers are also much longer and winters less cold.
Your Earth has these timelines you call BC (BCE) and AD (CE) while, on my Earth, we only have TC (Time of Creation) which we have counted since our race began living on this planet many millennia ago.
We write our dates according to the day and year we are currently in. An example would be if I were to write; Day 97 of the year 3051.


Aging
In addition to our unique time frame would be our life spans. We can live for hundreds of years but many of us can never live very long after we reach one thousand years old. That is, with the exception of the Elders.. of course.
We're considered 'children' until we reach the age of 150 and 'teenagers' until the age of 300. From this point we become 'adults' before we become

Race
As for our race, well, we're not exactly human. Our Elders call us 'the Chosen' but we're more closer to looking like your version of Elves, I suppose. We can be of any height between four to seven feet, sometimes taller, with ears that can be rounded all the way to being long and pointed. Skin colour often depends on genetics, of course, but is usually a pale tone of a colour. Never is it dark, always light with a sort of shimmer to it which protects us from the much stronger UV rays from our sun. Eye colour can range from any colour under the moons and hair colour differentiates a lot, although more commonly seen are silver, red, and black.
As we age our appearance never changes beyond the final physical and mental maturations that typically end around 250 - 300 years old.
We are stronger, faster, more agile and intelligent than average humans. We can harness our brains to their full capacities and, because of this, can often be found to have extraordinary abilities called 'Gifts'. Such things would include psychic, elemental, and other-based abilities.


Here is a list of possible abilities. that could be used. Although, please PM me so as to avoid doubling up on abilities. I want everyone to have a unique one.

Religion and Beliefs
Religion isn't of importance on my Earth but many do pray to the God of the Sun, Ro, and to the twin Moon Goddesses, La and Le. We believe in continuous life circle; beginning new lives after we die. And soul-mates that we call 'Guardians'.

Guardians
On my Earth we, all the humans, have a sort of 'Guardian' of the same age. They're never of the same gender and always the one we are destined to be with for eternity. As I mentioned before, they're our soul-mates. We rely on them for safety, love, happiness, and they are our perfectly compatible match.
Tying into our belief of life after death; when one dies their 'Guardian' never lasts for much longer than a few minutes before following to the next life. There can never be one without the other. Ever.



To make a long story short;
The year is now 3051, the 31st century and 3rd millenium since our planet has been created. You are a member of my race, either one of 'the Chosen' or a Guardian.

One of the Elders has just been found dead, leaving only two. Times have become difficult as curfews are being enforced, the city is under a sort of lockdown. Nothing like this has ever happened before and, you just know, our city of Khalati is in danger. No, not just the city. All of its inhabitants, all the other cities', everyone on Earth is in danger of a conspiracy the final two Elders put into effect hundreds of years ago. They're corrupt, changed, and now they believe there is nothing left but to destroy the planet to bring about a peaceful and, ironically, less corrupt life for everyone.

I suppose, it's their own way of trying to make things better.

But it's only making things worse.



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[b]Gender:[/b] Self-explanatory.
[b]Age:[/b] Rebels must be 200 and older, Elders must be over 900 or 1000 -- depends on how much I like your sheet.
[b]Role:[/b] What part does your character play?

[b]Physical Description:[/b] Tell us what we can't see in the picture. Does your character have any unusual markings, etc? As usual, be descriptive.

[b]Personality:[/b] What is your character like?
[b]Likes:[/b] What do they like? List a minimum of 3.
[b]Dislikes:[/b] What do they not like? List a minimum of 3.
[b]Strengths:[/b] What are strengths of your character?
[b]Weaknesses:[/b] What are some weaknesses?
[b]Gift:[/b] What is your character's ability? Describe a few things you can do with it.

[b]Love Interest:[/b] Your given pairs, check to see who it is.

[b]Family:[/b] Everyone has, or had, a mother and father? But do you have any siblings? Perhaps a grandparent or other relatives?

[b]History:[/b] Give a short description of your past leading up to the current issues the city of Khatali is having.

[b]Anything Else:[/b] Do you want to add anything else?



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  • My word is law considering this RP, be sure to heed it. :p
  • No fighting in the OOC, please and thank you.
  • Please, be literate. I'm making a minimum posting limit of 250 words.

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Daeri el Ma'Taerwen


Daeri el Ma'Taerwen had been one of the Elders for over a century and a half and, still, had never seen such a thing occur. Right before her cold silver eyes was the sight of a tall limp form being swept away on a floater, one of many different types of hovercraft that coursed around the city of Khalati. But it wasn't just any random form, it was a body. The body of the oldest Elder to have ever survived lay underneath a thin white sheet that billowed gently in the breeze, slowly but steadily being taken down the hall and away to never be seen again. The old Elder was a kind old gentleman, one whose kindness was well-known throughout the city.. Or had been until today.

Until Daeri had joined him for dinner to discuss future plans for the city and he had suddenly stiffened before dropping to the floor, dead.

And now, his family members were following the corpse as a sign of respect while weeping into their hands. Their cries seeming to echo and grow louder in Daeri's head as she crossed her arms and slowly stepped from the scene, her bare feet slapping against the cold floor as she blatantly ignored the odd glances that were sent her way.

It was all a part of her plan, of course, and that seemed to be coming along together quite nicely.

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"Vethariel," the raven haired Elder spoke up softly, her sharp eyes finding the black-clad male rather easily despite the numerous piles of books surrounding him. "Seiteiran is dead," she stated, knowing how frustrated the other remaining Elder would become if she didn't get directly to the point.

Daeri's gaze shifted, turning around the room to take in the vast bookshelves that took up the walls and the books that filled them. Vethariel, she had known for some time, had an obsession with blood due to a rare blood disease his sister had that was most likely to take her life. Although, Daeri hadn't quite realized the extent of her fellow Elder's fixation until now.

In fact, she'd never entered this room before until today.

Shaking this thought from her mind, Daeri's expression became one of indifference and she continued speaking, not really caring whether or not the male was listening. "There will be no Elder to take his place, no induction ceremony, with his death. There is none over the age who are fit to take his place, I've looked into it already.."

She paused as her silvery eyes scanned the gold-skinned male's expression, searching for any sign of displeasure at her statement. "Time continues to press on despite this sorrowful time, as must we. After all, La and Le demand we do so." Daeri spoke formally, her tone low even as her eyes darkened slightly due to her absolute seriousness. "Now," she added, "I believe we have arrangements to configure, do we not?."

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Death was, to Vethariel, the most curious occurrence in existence. It came at the strangest time, the most inconvenient hour for some, or to others, not a minute too late. Death, it seemed, followed no one's rules but his own. Still, Vethariel felt Seiteiran's death almost immediately. He had been keeping the late elder's pulse in the back of his mind, along with Daeri's. It wasn't spying, not exactly. He preferred to call it, "watching for signs of life", and when Seiteiran's pulse slowed to halt, he knew that life had become no more. Just another sacrifice towards the endgame.

He felt Daeri enter into his sphere shortly after, no doubt on her way to tell him what he already knew. Her presence would only interrupt his studies, and he tolerated the intrusion simply as a formality. Regardless, he would use every second alone to the fullest extent. Less than a minute later she entered his study, usually a room for his heartbeat alone, but they both knew that he wouldn't deign to leave any sooner than he had to in order to meet her elsewhere.

She spoke his name upon entering, as if he did not know it, and went on with confirming what he already knew. He continued to pour over his books like she wasn't even there. She paused for a moment, clearly taking in the sheer volume of books in his library. He had to admit, it was rather impressive. She continued speaking.

"There will be no Elder to take his place, no induction ceremony, with his death. There is none over the age who are fit to take his place, I've looked into it already." How convenient.

She paused again, scanning him. Her pulse stayed consistent. If she was lying, or anxious, she was good at hiding it. He doubted it. No one was that good except Vethariel himself.

"Time continues to press on despite this sorrowful time, as must we. After all, La and Le demand we do so. Now,I believe we have arrangements to configure, do we not?." It was true, they did, but he had underestimated her ability to talk about pointless things for long periods of time, and he was not quite done with his reading. He held up one finger to signify that he wanted her to stop talking, though she must have taken it to mean that he was almost done, because she waited patiently. He finished, closing two of the books he was examining and placing a mark in the third and closing it as well, and then he looked up.

He looked her over. Beautiful, but not really his type. Strong, but with emotional weakness. Intelligent, but stunted by an outdated belief system. She was less than perfect, but she was his Elder, and he didn't mind following her so long as he was given his space. He stood from his desk and cleared his throat.

"I suppose I can be ripped from my studies to do my job at least once in a while. Lets go somewhere more comfortable. Would you like a drink?

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"Rebellions are dangerous."

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"It's a terrifying thought, all this pain caused."

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"We will conquer and recreate the world anew in the next life.. It is all we can do now."

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"We will conquer and recreate the world anew in the next life.. It is all we can do now."

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Demetrius Vhir Lan'Thanos

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer."

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All I want is peace, and I will i will fight to bring it to this Earth.

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"Rebellions are dangerous."

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Daeri el Ma'Taerwen

"We will conquer and recreate the world anew in the next life.. It is all we can do now."

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Alasse Fi Séregon

"It's a terrifying thought, all this pain caused."

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"Rebellions are dangerous."

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All I want is peace, and I will i will fight to bring it to this Earth.


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