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Offline Narianna

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2012, 08:58:44 PM »
My profile submitted for approval:

Name: Panthea Salvai
Race: Human
Actual Age: 20
Appearance: She's not really a modest or lavish girl. She appreciates simple things and doesn't really understand the need for clothing in general. She'd probably never wear jewelry. Any picture posted with her wearing jewelry, ignore the jewelry as if it's not there. She prefers just simple cloths draped about herself, or a simple dress. She feels it brings her closer to nature and the raw energy she thinks is connected to her powers.

Affiliation: Sage

Personality: Panthea is quiet, soft spoken, and ever serious. Not many people can ever say they’ve heard her laugh. She is thoughtful and wise beyond her years, and can many times be found staring off into deep contemplation.

Back story:

Panthea’s parents were both of a high rank in the Order of Sages. From an early age, the Order knew she had a special gift. She could predict the future. She would be overcome with a vision, seeing in her mind’s eye the happening of events in a very blurry fashion. This started as random unprovoked occurrences as a child. As she grew, she learned more control over her ability. With proper ritual and preparation, Panthea was able to make these visions come at will. She still will have the random occurrence of a vision but this is rare these days. The Order deemed her “Oracle” and played a big part in her training as she aged. Panthea learned very quickly and they saw a high ranking position in her future, same as her parents.

One day, most recently, Panthea came to the high ranking officials in the Order in the base camp in Greece, where she grew up, with a very disturbing vision. She saw a grouping of unwanted beings near a very large town. The name came to her as “Anders.” One could only assume these beings were the same demons the Order had been fighting for thousands of years. She, however, had learned long ago to not assume anything when it came to her visions.

The Order prepared a large number of Sages and Slayers to heed the need of the town called Anders, where another base camp of the Order stood. Unfortunately that night, their Grecian encampment was attacked. It was one of the largest attacks in their history and strangely strategically planned. Panthea had not seen a vision of this and that disturbed her. She then became distraught to find that the attack had taken her parents’ lives with it. When the attack was finally brought under control and seemingly won by the Slayers and the Order, there wasn’t many left to account for. The Order was only able to spare a few Sages and Slayers for the town of Anders.

Panthea was among five Sages, accompanied by a mass of Supporters and Slayers. A number of Slayers and Supporters were slain along the way. All that is known to outsiders is that one day this group arrived to the Sage base camp in Anders and was taken in.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 01:41:22 AM by Narianna »

Offline CarnivorousBunny

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2012, 02:13:19 AM »
I had a sudden spark of inspiration, an single idea I want to build a character around, possibly a witch because this character will need something to compensate for his/her disability.

I'm thinking of creating a blind character, an underdog, who is extremely sensitive to energies, life forces and intentions of people.  The character will not be endowed with super speed or super human strength but, like vampires, is able to sense the living presence (or lack of) in beings around him/her. He/she is like a lie detector and magic ward.
The last ability/gift I think this character should have is the favor of the gods, meaning he/she has uncanny luck (Like Sakura from Tsubasa) OR very good instincts (like Garret in Quest for Camelot) which would help explain how a blind being survived in such a hellish world for so long.

Either way this character will be mostly support, but I don't plan on making him/her be much of a burden. He/she will be able to take care of themselves as long as they are well versed in their surroundings (and this character will be well traveled) and armed with a familiar weapon.

Possible images I will use for my characters:
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A witch with her familiar
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Another witch, but using a photo of a real person
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A recon slayer
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« Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 06:03:07 AM by CarnivorousBunny »

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2012, 01:34:50 AM »
C-Bunny. I think we can work with that, ;) you're in, we'll sharpen things up quickly i believe.

This game is at the front of my mind, has been for a couple weeks now. So, with the help of you lovely people and your epic characters, I have a finalized version of our story, and this is going to be incredible. I don't know how else to say it. We're gonna roll with a shitty version of the map, and get some of these OOC pages up: like a Character thread, an official OOC board to finish up the necessary details we're still working on, probably some kind of encyclopedia page to store information. I know that elliquiy has a wiki function, I'm just not well versed with it (total virgin). We only need two or three more players and we can launch, I've updated the first post with a list of filled slots and open slots.

Check it out

Offline Narianna

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2012, 01:45:42 AM »
Excitement abounds!

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2012, 02:44:45 AM »
one PAINT map added to the original post, the map of Anders is coming soon. It's added to the last section of the 'ultimate spoiler' (the one that hides the hugeness of the post) it's inside of a spoiler labeled 'MAPS'

if you can't find it... PM me and I'll link you to it

UPDATE: Anders map also available too, i can make these pretty fast actually, they just look like paint :(
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 03:21:07 AM by Photo »

Offline CarnivorousBunny

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2012, 04:12:18 AM »
I've decided on a female wiccan with a hawk familiar. I think the hawk will be extremely useful for her. :P I'll start developing her asap :)

In the town of Anders are houses just kind of scattered inside?

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 04:34:24 AM »
Name: Cristop Amelton
Race: Human
Actual Age: 42


His armor is not as eloquent as the picture here, but besides the fancy embroidering and the intensely fitted pieces, it's pretty proper. Cristop was trained in multiple styles of Jikundi, but Alunka was his specialty, and they wear heavy armor. The effect is light in this picture, but keep in mind that his existence is that of a lightning storm, he cannot harbor it, he can only calm the winds.

Affiliation: Jikundi Infused Knight

Personality
: Before the infusion spell, Cristop was reserved, focused, and calculated, but he was a pleasure to be around, and his attitude was positive, no matter the day. Now, he is cold and dismissive. Most of his time is spent alone in a cabin that he constructed himself before the 2nd winter. When he speaks, it is quietly, when he acts, it is quickly and with extreme purpose. That had always been his style, though. Cristop's thoughts puncture his consciousness, and a look of death always permeates from his eyes. He wishes no harm on people, but unless he actively focuses on keeping them safe, his lightning can strike them dead in an instant. He sees his infusion as both a curse, and a responsibility. Cristop has not known the touch of a woman for over seven years

Back story: Cristop was raised in a town far north of Anders. There, he was used as a hard worker to make crops grow and people fed. The people of his village had a Sage house with an extensive library, and he took to learn everything there was to know about physics. there were over seven textbooks, and it was the only scholastic opportunity he had, as a studious young man, he mastered the knowledge in no time. Cristop had always been a strong individual, and his wide spanning dreams caught sail at a young age. Jikundi stayed in Cristop's home town and took in three children that were otherwise homeless, he taught them to fend for themselves, and Cristop was the star pupil. Soon after, they begin to travel together. Cristop was sixteen when they settled in the tower camp of Anders. At that time, the other two pupils were still with them. They've since died, before Albert Truun had ever come to the villages.

As the winter's ticked by, he found exceedingly useful ways to use his training and his knowledge together, arriving at concepts that Jikundi himself, had never imagined.

From Cristop's perspective it goes a little something like this: The blasphemous woman, Kellian, a black haired witch from the easterly wilds arrived in Anders and completely took over the street camp. This woman was a necromancer, and there were two ancient grave yards near the main street that the people of the inner village lived on. Albert Truun and Jikundi battled her seperately for two months, keeping Kellian's army of undead outside of the other camps was unsuccesful, and as the tower was taken by drudge dripping skeletons, Cristop, Albert Truun, two young witches, and a powerful young warlock named Franze Derrick ran to the northwestern woods and transfered Albert Truun's magnificent power into Cristop's fragile body. Cristop was told that the spell would only give him magical powers. He did not know the truth, no one did.

His flesh became hot, and the pain from every cell in his body was extraordinary, and it never stopped. It blew up the scene of the ritual and killed the two young woman that traveled with them. Albert was able to defend himself, and Franze shattered his left leg under a young oak tree that Cristop blasted. Eventually the pain washed away his consciousness and he started to see red. Cristop charged back to the tower, and marched into the ranks of zombies, and skeletons. Kellian was shocked to see a ball of lightning walk through the numerous blockades she'd set up to defend herself. Cristop obliterated her and her entire army sunk back into the earth where ever they stood. Anders returned to normal, and Cristop never killed the pain.

He built a cabin near the infusion sight, where Albert Truun and Jikundi were preparing their new homes. As the students come and go around him. Cristop can't help but feel like a god among men. As he stands on his cabin, meditating with the motion of the trees, he knows that with ten minutes of focus he could destroy the entire Jikundi camp. He's yet to harm another living soul on purpose since the infusion ritual. But he's killed over two hundred demons in the seven winters he's lived with his electric affliction.


Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2012, 04:46:14 AM »
C-bunny, and everyone else too i suppose.

The town of Anders is actually five small villages, there's a map on the original post inside of the thread. The villages each have their own personality that I've yet to divulge. I suppose i can do that now... I'm starting to run out of details, I PROMISE!

The Gate Camp is like downtown Brooklyn, criminals, dirt, scum, stink, cops, evil, death, and decay. population 650

The Tower Camp is more of a military base than a home for anyone. Most of Anders' guards live in the tower camp, and a sage house there also takes up a lot of space. population 200

The Street Camp is most known for it's culture, but it's dangerous to live there, population 800

The Wall Camp is the exact opposite of the street camp, it's boring, but it's extremely safe. population 450

In between these camps are ruins, overgrown with moss, underbrush, and full on forestry with canopies as high as 75 feet. Oh yeah, and demons. The walls of Anders do not always protect demons from entering. Slayers are often roaming the space between these small camps, as well as rogue hunters, powerful witches, Jikundi clan members on training missions, and/or patrol, and vampires. As far as each character's individual living situation, you can get creative. These people can build houses and bridges

Offline Elf

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2012, 09:44:44 AM »
Name:Ianto Dresden
Race:Slayer
Actual Age:29
Appearance:
Affiliation: Sokudi Jikundi

Personality: Unlike most other male slayers Ianto is not reckless taking foolish risks. He is extremely dedicated to perfecting his skills and protecting his fellow humans. He tends to be quiet and reserved most of the time however he can be fun loving and is not above enjoying a good joke or dancing.
Back story: Ianto had been born to a slayer clan it became clear early in his childhood that he would be a recon specialist so at age 14 he sent out to his first encampment away from towns or villages. He did indeed excel following and tracking the demons through the wilderness many times practically getting into their camps to gather information. So by 19 he was moved to another encampment even further away from human settlements and would go for weeks or even months sometimes without contact with anybody other than those in his encampment.

Although he had only actually faced and killed less than a dozen demons personally his encampment was responsible for a great deal of information that lead to saving many human lives by stopping or preventing large scale attacks. With his help they were so successful in fact that the monsters began plotting against them directly. When he was 25 they struck in the early morning hours once they knew all six slayers and sage were in the camp. They attacked with somewhere between 20 and 30 demons and another 15 to 20 humans. The enemy suffered heavy losses loosing about three quarters of their attack force with Ianto killing six demons personally. In the end though his camp was over whelmed by the evil numbers, with him being struck down by a mere human.

His injuries were bad enough that in a less determined man it would have meant his death. When the fighting was over he was the only one still alive from the encampment the demos thought it would be amusing to simply leave him alive in his injured state to simply let him die a slow painful death. He however was not ready to just give up and die there in his ruined encampment so when he awakened several hours after the evil ones left he started to crawl away towards the nearest settlement Anders. It took him two days to get to the track used by caravans where he once again passed out. He awoke briefly in the back of a wagon traveling to Anders to trade. The next time he regained consciousness he was in the gate stronghold of Anders.

Two weeks later when he still needed a heavy staff to lean on he made his way to the Jikundi Truun training area seeking admittance as a student. To his surprise he ended up speaking with Master Jikundi directly beseeching him to be trained in The Sokudi style.

Jikundi leaned back in his stance, at least it appeared like he had. "I understand your respect for speed. You have tact, young man. But I can see through your eyes." He smiled without even twitching his lips. They stayed still. "You are a man of deception. The speed will come naturally. The piercing power of your weapon will always come from a fiery place. Sokudi is not your path. That is unless you insist, in which case, I cannot argue with a man that has made a decision. I know that the path of The Depti will suit you better."

Ianto dropped to one knee before the honored master leaning heavily on his staff and bowed his head. “While I trust your insight and wisdom, master, I feel that I may still fall the weakness that most males of my kind are known for. Therefore I feel that I am not ready for a style that would lead me into a leadership position. If I am to follow the path of most male slayers I do not wish to endanger those whose lives I am responsible for. Please let me take my fight to the enemy in the frontlines with only my life in my hands. Perhaps one day when I feel ready I will switch to learning The Depti and accept responsibility for the lives of others.”

Over the next four years Ianto dedicated himself fully to perfecting the Sokudi style of fighting. He however mixed his natural stealth to his encounters with the enemy. While he remained in the frontlines and was always one of the first to meet the charges he would mix the speed of the style with his stealth to attack different groups and moving unseen to another. He also took to studying the art of illusion with the Truun witches. He uses this to aid in his stealth and to misdirect the enemy as to his movements and attacks.

Offline Lucifia

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 10:38:10 AM »
Well well indeed:) this does appear to have gathered a signficant following. I think I shall throw my lot in as well. Id like to create 2 characters. One Demon and one other (so i can play both sides of the good/evil coin ;)).


Offline CarnivorousBunny

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2012, 11:45:02 AM »
Name: Issa Chu
Race: Human
Actual Age: 25
Appearance:

Her clothes would be a lot less intricate. She's usually in dresses that are easy to put on and simple shoes without any heels (or she simply has no shoes on at all).
Affiliation: None for now, she is a drifter.

Personality: As expected of an individual who grew up in this wild and chaotic world, Issa is alert and observant. She thrives under pressure and in difficult situations; whenever she is idle she becomes confused, agitated, and at times downright intolerable.
While she may come across as arrogant and haughty, by nature Issa is a an emphatic protector, always ready to aid the weak and vulnerable.

Back story:
Issa was not always blind. In fact she can still picture the last festival she ever saw.  At that point she was mostly blind, but that one night she could see her mother dancing around the fire as clear as day. She reached out to her daughter and they danced the night away. When she woke up the next morning she was greeted by darkness.
That was eighteen years ago.

Issa grew up as a gypsy, surrounded by a small but capable family of traveling wiccans, wanderers and rogues, all worshipers of the energies of the Earth. When she started losing her vision her family tried to use their gifts to heal her in vain. She would be lying if she said that she was unaffected by it, but Issa took to her fate relatively well. On some level she understood that losing her sight was both a gift and a curse. It was the price she would have to pay to gain a connection to the Earth Mother that even the most gifted witches in her family did not have. As her sight went she noticed that along with the sharpening of her other senses she developed other abilities such as a level of telepathy (limited to anything living or natural, even rocks), animal ken, and a shroud-like ability while forests (as if the trees themselves actively shielded her). These gifts became apparent to her family as well, and her training immediately resumed tenfold.
When Issa turned seventeen she felt compelled to leave her family and travel on her own. These abilities had been given to her for a reason, and she was not going to find it nestled comfortably in her family's arms.

Issa and her trust hawk named Sandata (Data for short) have been wandering ever since. Her travels seem to have no real pattern, simply hopping from caravan to caravan, but generally she seemed to gravitate towards groups of people in need, becoming either a miracle worker or purger of minor demon camps.

Because of her school of magic and background, she feels most at home with her feet on natural surfaces full of life and energies. It is through these energies that Issa is able to 'see' the world around her. Many acquaintances do not even notice her disability immediately.
Data also acts as her eyes, going beyond the range of her powers (which is about thirty meters all around) or to scout of entities of the undead which Issa cannot actually 'see' with her own senses.

Offline Narianna

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2012, 01:01:59 PM »
C-bunny, and everyone else too i suppose.

The town of Anders is actually five small villages, there's a map on the original post inside of the thread. The villages each have their own personality that I've yet to divulge. I suppose i can do that now... I'm starting to run out of details, I PROMISE!

The Gate Camp is like downtown Brooklyn, criminals, dirt, scum, stink, cops, evil, death, and decay. population 650

The Tower Camp is more of a military base than a home for anyone. Most of Anders' guards live in the tower camp, and a sage house there also takes up a lot of space. population 200

The Street Camp is most known for it's culture, but it's dangerous to live there, population 800

The Wall Camp is the exact opposite of the street camp, it's boring, but it's extremely safe. population 450

In between these camps are ruins, overgrown with moss, underbrush, and full on forestry with canopies as high as 75 feet. Oh yeah, and demons. The walls of Anders do not always protect demons from entering. Slayers are often roaming the space between these small camps, as well as rogue hunters, powerful witches, Jikundi clan members on training missions, and/or patrol, and vampires. As far as each character's individual living situation, you can get creative. These people can build houses and bridges

I thought the sages lived in the Gate Camp?

By the way, love the new profiles!

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2012, 02:39:55 PM »
I thought the sages lived in the Gate Camp?

By the way, love the new profiles!

If you refer to the map, you will see that there are two houses for The Order inside of Anders, The Gate camp and the Tower camp, the tower camp is known for housing Anders' guards. As there are only 17 sages in Anders, and 6 slayers not including the character's that we've introduced. They occupy both camps in order to properly keep an eye on their settlement.

Offline Narianna

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2012, 03:02:45 PM »
Ohhhh! Gotcha :) Didn't see the maps.

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2012, 03:11:46 PM »
yeah, i added two maps to the original post. their made in paint but they do the job a map is supposed to

Offline Narianna

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2012, 03:13:55 PM »
Far better job than I'm currently doing! lol

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2012, 03:54:37 PM »
Our OFFICIAL Character Thread is up now. So please direct yourself here and place your characters up. All character sheets in this thread are currently approved.

future applicants will still need to speak with me. CarnivorousBunny, your sheets fine even though we didn't speak much outside of the thread. You picked a witch, which is the most flexible brand of characters we have.

I've also added the Character thread link to the original post in this thread.

AS AN EDIT: I will be adding more of MY characters directly to this character thread I speak of. So check it if you find me using a character in the RP that you don't recognize
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 03:58:30 PM by Photo »

Offline CarnivorousBunny

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2012, 07:35:24 PM »
Thanks. Before posting my sheet I'll edit in a few pieces of information such as her weapon type, and maybe a little more details about her powers, if that's okay with you.

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2012, 08:32:05 PM »
Yes, feel free to add any details you want. And also, while I'm at it and replying to this thread, I'll make a note about how many characters that I'm posting in there. I want to make it clear that almost all of them are supporting characters. Bell, Franze, Cristop, even Reni are all there to help the narrative move along. It's important for you guys to know that all of your characters, everyone who has a character that's not me will be the center of the story, and the main cast that we'll all be writing about.

Also, I'm putting the encylopedia page up right now. I'll link it from here when i'm finished (not finished, presenting, that encyclopedia will never be finished) I'll put the OOC board in as soon as Lucifia and Bunny get their characters up, and then we'll be ready to start

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2012, 09:08:03 PM »

Offline Karasu

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2012, 12:58:01 PM »
This game.. really seems interesting. Would love to talk about possible characters..

Offline PhotoTopic starter

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »
PM me with your ideas Karasu!

we can work on it together, I'm in the process of putting up the IC boards now. It's a long process. * exhales dramatically *

But we need a couple more characters in this game (that aren't mine), so lets get started as soon as we can

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Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2012, 08:51:02 PM »
Interesting, but I am slightly confused.

Are there demon-demons or are demons just referred to as vampires?  >.>

Maybe I missed something. *Goes back through spoilers.* 

Offline CarnivorousBunny

Re: The Eighth Winter (now accepting Characters and questions)
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2012, 11:41:56 PM »
Nice! :D I'm should be able to post  next week :3 I have a bunch of requirements to finish up with by monday-wednsday =/