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The Twelve Guardians

Sunrise Palace

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a part of The Twelve Guardians, by Berwald Oxenstierna.

The King's newly built Palace

RolePlayGateway holds sovereignty over Sunrise Palace, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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i have the idea from a naruto fanfiction i have read a while ago...this is the link. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6557238/1/better_left_unsaid

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This is a newly built palace in the center of Snowflake City. It is built shortly after the war ended. It is currently the resident of the king, his family and the guardians. It is quite big and often seen as a symbol of hope for the people in Winterfall.
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Sunrise Palace

The King's newly built Palace

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Sunrise Palace is a part of Snowflake City.

3 Places in Sunrise Palace:

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Jelani Willard [4] "...don't worry...I'm here...I will protect you with my life"
Lara Lark Willard [3] "I'll prove to you that I'm just as worthy to be called his child, just like his other children are!"
Nate Willard [2] "The forests aren't THAT scary..."
Pandora Vienna Willard [1] "Heya! How're you today?"
Kayzir [1] He stands in the room, commanding attention without a word.
Alexander Willard [1] "...I will take his throne...keseseses...it will be all mine, MINE, MINE...kesesese..."
Leona-Elious Carlyle [1] *She bows her head in silence. Crimson blood drips from her quill and she begins writng in her journal.*

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Jelani Odon Willard
~ The Sunrise Palace ~ The Garden ~

It was a nice day today. On the bright blue sky, the sun was shining and its light reflexed on the blue water of the Wishing Lake, making the lake sparkled like a diamond. On the trees inside the Teardrop forest, the birds were singing their morning songs, the animals were looking for food and the people were busy doing their things. Overall, it was a peaceful scene and no one would have guessed the country had undergone a war at first glance. However, if they looked closely enough, they would still see new constructions being built or the rubbles scattered on some locations inside Snowflake City - the capital of Winterfall. In the center of the city, laid a beautiful Castle. It was the Sunrise Castle - the symbol of hopes for the people - where the king and his family lived. 'Such a beautiful morning...' A young man thought as he ran his hand through his long hair, sighing softly as he looked at the garden of his beloved house where some birds were still finding the food. The young man's name was Jelani Willard and he was the current king of Winterfall. He was hailed the hero and yet he was also hated by many. Jelani closed his eyes, taking a deep breath, doing nothing but enjoying the scents of the morning flowers. '...but even so, why do I keep having the feeling like something bad would happen soon?' his long bangs covered his eyes as the king gently pushed the bangs to the sides, massaging his eyes tiredly. Even though he had won the wars, there were still many lives lost. Flashes of memories appeared in front of Jelani as he remembered all the lives that he had taken...It was a war and it was necessary to do so...but that didn't mean he enjoyed it.

He stood up and reached out to grasp a white daisy. He placed the flower on his opened palm, staring at it with a thoughtful look as he smelled the flower. It had very nice smell. The corner of Jelani's lips tucked slightly as he saw a butterfly flied by and landed on another flower. He wished this peaceful atmosphere would never end. Jelani looked at the mountains far away from the palace, the flower laid forgotten on the ground. Sometimes, he really missed his old life, where everything was so very simple. Now, he had to carry a heavy weigh on his shoulder, being the king, the hero of the kingdom was no easy task. Sometimes, he had to make very hard choices...but not every choice he made was the right choice. Some were but some were not. Looking back, Jelani wished he had taken better care for his children and namely, his daughter. But he couldn't really be blamed for it, could he? He didn't even know she existed until just recently. He hoped she was adjusting well with the new environment. He would let no one harm her. She deserved that much. Speaking of harm, Jelani looked down at his right hand which was bandaged carefully by a white cloth. There was another assassinate attempt last night...and this time, he almost lost his life if not for a brave soldier scarified himself to protect the king. He would remember to visit the man's family later and give the family some money to support. His eyes suddenly had a deep sadness. He hoped his guardians would arrive soon because if not, well, he didn't know how long he could protect himself and his family like this. The tired king closed his eyes and began to let himself be pulled into another memory, this time of a laughing woman on a daisy field...

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Leona-Elious Carlyle-The Watchtower

A soft breeze carried the scent of the forest through the open windows of the tower. Being the highest point in the castle, the city and surrounding area bows down to the spire. The lush green canopy of the Teardrop Forest waved like a rippling pool as the wind beckons it's branches to dance. Sunshine reflected off of The Wishing Lake, giving it a serene rosy hue. The city bustles with life, microscopic citizens move about the streets on the warm morning.
White wispy feathers drift down through the sky as Aleem swoops into the Tower, landing on a fair woman's outstretched arm. His sharp talons sink into a leather bracer strapped to her arm, a black cloak shrouds her limber form.
As she lifts her head, her hood falls back, long black hair tumbles from it's confines and the rich sunlight reflects the golden hues of her deep hazel eyes. She smiles, but her eyes still hold sorrow. A black journal sits in her lap, her ivory hand peeking out from her shroud, clutching it's worn cover. Aleem coos as she sits on the edge, looking over the palace.
"What news do you bring my love?" a sweet voice breaks from her solemn lips as she cuddles the bird.
"All is calm in the Kingdom on this first blush, Some of the guardians the King summoned are approaching the Castle. Shall I continue my vigil fair Ei?
Flipping open the journal, she pulls feather from Aleem and holds her arm out to him. The owl reaches out with a tapered talon and drags it swiftly across her skin. A moment passes, and a thin red line forms from his cut.
"Bring the update to His Highness, and continue your watch," her soft voice breaks the silence as she drags the feather through the blood and swiftly jots a message out, tearing the page from it's bindings and tying it gingerly to the Owl's leg.
With his message secure he bows to her,"As you wish Lady Leona," and takes off, swooping around the tower and out of her sight. Standing, she takes one last look over the morning horizon, then descends down the spiral staircase, carefully watching her step on the uneven stairway as she makes her way down to the Courtyard of the castle.

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Penelope Piper Willard ~ The Music Room


The morning sun bathes a sable grand piano, as a beautiful melody fills the large empty room. Sitting at the piano is a fair woman, her thin pale fingers dance across the ivory keys, lingering here and there. The figure, dressed in a ribbon bodice, with a flowing hem sits perfectly still at the instrument, only her fingers move as she sits motionless, her soft lids covering her green eyes.
She sits and plays to her hearts content, the melody becoming the incantation of serenity flowing through her.
The tune abrubtly stops as a young girl dressed as a maid slips into the room, bowing , "Queen Penelope, our guests will be arriving soon. Will you be greeting them today?"

"I believe I shall," The fair Queen rises, her dress falling around her as she slides the cover shut. Slowly she brushes out any wrinkles, and adjusts a ribbon before turning.
Penelope's gaze fell on the bowing girl, her figure shrouded in wispy yellow light. A smile forms across her lips as she crosses her hands in front of her, and approaches the girl.

"Thank you, you are dismissed."

The soft sound of Penny's heels filled the now silent room as she crossed to the window looking over the garden. A flash of white dove across her vision, and carried her gaze down to the King. A shining pillar of white, dancing around him in balance, with streaks of orange and yellow dipping in and out of his aura, with a single strand of grey. At the sight of him she smiled, truly a smile to touch all of her face. Leaning out the open window she waved, calling down to him as she blew a tender kiss, "Good morning my love!"
Sitting up in the windowsill, she looked out over the garden, as the warm air teased her long mauve strands. She watched her King embrace the beauty of the day, and wondered just how many new guards were going to join them today. Lifting her gaze she watched the dust kick up from a carriage in the distance, and gave Jelani a quick wave before turning from the window and passing through the solid doors of the Music room. Keeping her head down, she walked with her hands crossed down to the ground floor. Once through the large exterior doors she once again lifts her head, smiling.
Slowly she reaches out to touch the King's arm, and beams up at him,
"You're aura is so happy today," softly she presses his hand to her fair lips, "But I still detect a hint of concern. Do not fear, these guardians are of your own choosing, we have no doubts they will do very well. When it comes to matters of the heart, and your family, you've never been wrong before.
Scanning the horizon, the carriage came into view in the distance. Penny stood next to her King and awaited the arrival of their guardians.

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Lithos Terra~Sunrise Palace Gate


Lithos was stuck in front of the castle's gate. It was, after all, his own fault that he forgot all about the carriage. He continuously told the guards that he was the TRUE Guardian of Earth and even demonstrated his powers, but they were not at all convinced. Lithos frowned. He was sure that this was just a security measure and imagined that not too few men attempted to sneak into the castle grounds by pretending to be a Guardian. Plus, due to his lower abilities, he was almost at the level of those with minor powers. He knew some people might have the same ability, he was just sad that he couldn't manipulate the walls themselves to allow him entrance, since the stone in them were "touched".

"All right," Lithos said, "For the last time, I got this (brings out a letter). I received this from the King's messenger. This letter states that the King himself summoned me here. Now, I just want to get in and see what he wants. If I am not needed in the castle, I shall walk out of here and head to my shop. I'm sure I have a few pots that need a new home. (sighs) Lord, help us all."

Inside, Lithos was growing impatient. He was not really sure that he was supposed to arrive at that certain time of the month. It seemed to be a perfect day to toss another pot from a tower near his shop, which he had to give up the idea of since he nearly hit a soldier. Next to him was a cart filled with pots, candy, sacks of clay, statues, a potter's wheel, clothes, and whatever a man needed to stay clean and healthy. He began to doubt if he really was summoned there in the first place.

In his wait, Lithos began eating his own home-made candy. It calmed him down enough to stop a nearby boulder from levitating.

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Character Portrait: Akihiro Mitsuo Character Portrait: Lithos Terra Character Portrait: Hikari Neshomaru
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Lithos Terra ~ The Castle Gates

"Call me that again and I'll hurl a mountain on you two!" Lithos wanted to shout at the guards. He'd rather not, if he would leave immediately. First of all, he doubted if his powers could even move a mountain. Then, he has heard of stories of people who teased the guards and returned to their homes with broken bones. He began to fully understand what have happened. Of course, there was the danger of them getting seriously injured, if not dead. Then he would lose customers, no potter in his condition and state would want that, even the craziest of them.

Lithos sighed out of relief that his prayers have been answered. He turned to the guards and tossed two pieces of candy at them. "Remember to chew them long enough to taste the honey." he advised them. "I wonder why the King even employed such bastards." he mumbled to himself. He looked at the carriage, then to his cart. Seeing that the others have made themselves comfortable inside, he decided to hook up his cart to the back of the carriage and climbed on.

"Thank you, Miss Oracle. I have been resisting the temptation of flinging boulders at them for nearly hours." he humbly told his new acquaintance. He did not see her before, but he did hear about her. He just called her whatever the guards did. He saw another man, shorter than him, and presumingly younger. He felt ashamed to climb into a carriage with exclusive-looking people such as them. He was just a humble potter, if not, one of the best. But that didn't feel like being the wealthiest man in all the lands.

His mind began to flash memories of his family, the ones who died in a war of seemingly no end. He was happy it finally did, but he doubt if this peace would last long enough for his own children to taste.

"Would you care for some, miss?" he shyly asked Hikari, handing out another piece of candy.

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Character Portrait: Ivan Braginski Character Portrait: Akihiro Mitsuo Character Portrait: Lithos Terra Character Portrait: Hikari Neshomaru
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Ivan Braginski
~ The entrance to the Sunrise Palace ~

Today was a typical troublesome day. The birds were still as loud as normal and the sunlight was beginning to make his eyes hurt because it was so bright. Ivan squeezed his eyes shut as his lips pursed into his typical pout. He wanted to sleep! Not going into this palace and worked his ass out. The teenager tried to suppress a yawn without much success as he closed his eyes, a bored expression on his face. 'This better be worth it...I'm not working my ass out if I can't afford a sunflower field' The lazy teenager tiredly grasped his backpack and walked to the castle, yawning all the way there 'Troublesome agreement. Troublesome Sky. Troublesome sunlight. Troublesome king...urg' Looking around, Ivan suddenly realized. He was lost...again. Frustrated beyond words, Ivan mumbled under his breath "...troublesome. Now what? Why doesn't this troublesome castle have a map?...". He looked around once again, trying to find some help. Ivan grimaced as he caught sight of a carriage with about 4 or 5 people inside and he cleared his throat. Oh great...what should he do now? Should he ask for help or something? He passed the guards with a lazy wave "...I'm here on a troublesome agreement with the king...please let me pass..." The guards eyed him suspiciously but Ivan just shrugged and took a piece of paper out from his pocket "...here's the troublesome message...it has the king's sign on it...you guys can check..." The guards looked at the paper for a whole minute before grumbled "...yeah, you can pass...just go"

Ivan rolled his eyes and waved his hand in a dismissive manner "...Yeah yeah...thanks..." He passed the guards and tried to catch up with the carriage. He saw there were two men and a woman inside the carriage and he cleared his throat, trying to find the right word. Man! This was so troublesome! "...Ehem...Is it too troublesome if I come with you to the Castle...err...I'm kinda lost..."

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Character Portrait: Ivan Braginski Character Portrait: Setz Cerves Character Portrait: Akihiro Mitsuo Character Portrait: Lithos Terra Character Portrait: Hikari Neshomaru Character Portrait: Lara Lark Willard Character Portrait: Claire Sawyer Character Portrait: Kyran Devine
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Lithos Terra ~ The Castle

"Of course, Miss Hikari. I apologize for that." Lithos replied. He was still the humble potterer he has been for years and found comfort in keeping himself that way. He unhooked his cart and settled it where he knew no one would bump into it. He then followed Hikari into the castle. Never had he thought that he would enter the structure. He turned to the other Guardians and shrugged. If he was going to stay there with them, he might as well get used to their appearance and behavior.

The day seemed to tire Lithos. If you were stuck outside a castle with noisy guards throwing insults at you, your body would be as tired as your ears. But he felt something different inside him. As if, his powers began to evolve. He felt footsteps, but not his. Then the feeling disappeared. It was a new experience for him, since all he knew was moving stones and the ground itself, but he didn't know he could actually feel what the Earth does.

To be honest, Lithos found it more horrific than amazing. He had much more to practice. He knew that first he must master moving even stone that was touched, but that seemed difficult, if not, impossible. But he reminded himself, if he could make a nearly indestructible pot, he should be able to move a nearly indestructible wall.

He shook his head only to discover that he was standing there for a few minutes. Embarrassed, he moved to a seat farthest from the end where he knew the king himself would sit. He turned and looked closer at the other guardians and saw a young man with a sunflower, a seemingly more mature one whose appearance made you feel like you were going to be his next victim. Then there was a woman who seems to be a master in combat, the shorter man from the carriage, and one who looks like the son of some rich landlord. He turned to his left and saw what seems to be the king's daughter and the woman named Hikari, the one who helped him get inside. He turned his thoughts to that moment, and realized that knowing your opponent gives you a sharper edge. He knew quite a lot about the kingdom's residents, but he doubt it was strong enough for blackmail. Then he realized two more things: he forgot to tell her his name and that he is older than she.

Nevertheless, he ignored that thought, for he knew that the king employed him as a protector, not an infiltrator.

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Character Portrait: Pandora Vienna Willard Character Portrait: Jelani Willard Character Portrait: Alexander Willard Character Portrait: Kayzir Character Portrait: Nate Willard Character Portrait: Lara Lark Willard
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KAYZIR ~ KAYZIR's SPIRE

Kayzir stood against his bedroom wall, eyeing himself in the mirror across the room. It was odd. Seeing himself, but so faint and distant away. Indeed, this is how he truly felt sometimes. So faint and distant away.

He had spent several hours in his bedroom this morning, just gazing at the mirror. What time was it? He wasn’t sure. He had been up for hours is all he knew. And yet it seemed like only moments before.

He had had a dream last night. He remembered a mystic white wolf and a black bear. A flaming, fiery sky, and burning snow. He saw his father, bleeding against a rock, sword shattered and surrounded by corpses.
He woke up in his pillowy bed, his quilts and sheets thrown off of him and his body sweaty and cold. He slide his fragile, princely hands across his soft, hairy chest. It seemed like his body was a lie. It seemed like he wasn’t meant to be a prince. It seemed to him that he was not fulfilling his potential.

Father is having his ‘guardians’ come in today, Kayzir remembered. How interesting. In his childhood, he remembered the royal guards in the barracks, getting dressed and undressed. He remembered Private Johans, his locks of gold and soft brown eyes. He loved him, and even though the private was perhaps another 7 years his senior, Kayzir knew Johans loved him back. The moments they shared, a few taboos they embraced. He died a year ago.

Walking across his room to his balcony, high above Snowflake city, its frosty roofs and fluming, billowing snakes of smoke, Kayzir remembered the day they first took the capital of Winterfall. Father, mother and her sister-queen, the entire retinue of the revolution, the priests sympathetic to the cause, the knights, the royal guard, all marched up onto the palace. Kayzir was carrying his brother in his arms, though he himself was no older than 5 or 6. Now, Kayzir could see silhouettes gather at the gate, several carriages coming through and guards in disgruntled disarray.

Soon, Kayzir would have to descend the winding staircases of his spire, down the majestic Grand Staircase, and wait behind the throne in the courtroom for his father to welcome the guardians. Gazing out at the snow descend, a painful chill seized hold of his body; he realized at this that he was still very much bare naked, his body at full attention. He left the balcony and shut the French doors.

His room was baroque in style, ornate and embellished in a the unexpectedly beautiful romance of simplicity and lavishness. The walls were large, slightly vaulted, and curved to offer Kayzir an entirely circular suite. An entire spire to himself, really. It was where we practiced his writing in secret, where he prayed, where he slept, where he thought. His bed, in the direct center of his room, was lush indeed, with an imported mattress and silky sheets of deep blue, and covered by three thick quilts to combat the chills of both height and season. A few foot away from the foot of the bed was the fireplace, embers still slightly blazing from the previous night, and a few ornate bookcases with rare antiquaties Kayzir had begun to collect a few years ago.
To the right of his bed, was of course the marble balcony, whose double doors were normally covered by the blue curtains attached to them. Beyond the doors, there was a simple, wooden rocking chair which Kayzir had found in the spire from the previous regime. Between the balcony and the bed was his desk, dark oak, covered in thrown papers. Behind the head of the bed was his altar, a thing he kept to himself, the center of his prayers, though it was usually hidden by a large, black velvet sheet. To the left of the bed were the stairs which led to the lower level of his suite, where he entertained personal guests, and where his lavatory, his walk-in closet, and the spiral staircase began.

Standing there naked, he thought to himself, The guardians best stay away from my room. Excited for the guardians? Perhaps. Worried more than anything. Worried about everything. Concerned for Father, concerned for mothers, concerned for his brothers, and his sister. Mostly worried that his secret would be revealed.

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Character Portrait: Ivan Braginski Character Portrait: Setz Cerves Character Portrait: Akihiro Mitsuo Character Portrait: Lithos Terra Character Portrait: Lara Lark Willard Character Portrait: Claire Sawyer Character Portrait: Kyran Devine Character Portrait: Veliya Viscera
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Lithos Terra ~ The Castle

Lithos eventually ate all of the candy he had in his pockets in his wait. He turned to the others and saw that more guardians arrived. He then walked pass them toward his cart outside, only to discover a...not so clean sight. He saw dead bodies before, especially during the wars before.

"YIKES!" he screeched. He looked everywhere near his area who could help, but he was a guardian now. He was help. He scanned the scene and saw that it occurred a few moments ago. Judging by the positions of the bodies and splatters of blood, it seemed to be an assassin attack. He rushed to the ballroom to the other guardians.

"Fellow...Guardians..." he panted, he swore that he never ran so fast in his life, "...we have...a problem...outside. D-Dead bodies...at gate...Hikari...missing...don't know where...please..." He nearly collapsed, if it were not for the sword from a broken statue he saw the other day. He was able to stand up straight but had to use the sword as a walking stick. "We've...got to...find...her." he said, not expecting everyone to assist him.

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Character Portrait: Setz Cerves Character Portrait: Nate Willard Character Portrait: Lithos Terra Character Portrait: Kyran Devine Character Portrait: Fawn Ebony Wildrose Character Portrait: Dante Valamere
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Lithos Terra ~ Castle Grounds

Lithos turned to the sight of what seemed to be a flying horse. He swore he saw one before, while he was searching for honey in the woods, but that was not important right now. He looked closer to the creature's rider, a girl shorter and younger than he. "Great, I'm the eldest among my colleagues." Lithos thought.

"Guardian of Plants," he heard the stranger say, " and my stubborn pegases at your service. I'm Fawn Wildrose. Don't worry, I can do more then grow really big vegetables. So what exactly happened here?"

"Greetings, Guardian of Plants," he told her, nearly bowing as he spoke, "I am Lithos Terra, Guardian of Stone. A few moments ago, the castle's guards stationed at the gates were attacked, killed. One of our fellow guardians, Hikari, has gone off to investigate. We have come here in order to find her."

Lithos turned to the gates and saw that someone was coming. He was not sure who it, or they, was/were. Another guardian? The enemy? Hikari? A marching band? He readied a few nearby piles of stones (which are now levitating off the ground) and waited for whoever was behind the gate.

"Ron!" said a voice.

"Yes!" the person who was ,presumingly, Ron quickly replied. Lithos was surprised a guard actually survived the attack, or this one was a new one.

"Show this man to where the rest of the Guardians are meeting, I have some questions to ask." said the first voice, "Oh and your going to actually have to direct him."

"Yes behold and recognize the Guardian of Sound, Dante Valamere!" another voice spoke, "Now if you want to hear the rest of my introduction then your going to have to wait until I meet with the others. Trust me it will be worth seeing."


Hearing that, Lithos lowered the rocks and turned to the others, "I believe we have another ally. How...uncanny things happen. I was just thinking we need more companions."