It has been a hundred years since the Great Kung Lao was killed by Goro in the Mortal Kombat Tournament. The Thunder Lord Raiden has searched all of Earthrealm looking for the most powerful mortal warriors of Earth; the braves of the Native Americas, the Samurai of Japan, the Chinese masters of Wu Shu, The assassins order within the Ottoman Empire, the knights of Europe, the Kshatriya resisting the Mughals. Anyone and everyone who can represent their world against the might of Shao Kahn's warriors.Test your RPing!
Given that this takes place in the 1500s, most canon human characters won't show up. Sonya Blade, Jax, Johnny Cage... not born yet. Given that I want to remain true to the source material, however, the immortal canon characters like Raiden, Kitana, Shao Kahn, ect. They will all still be around. By default I'll 'GM' and play Shao Kahn/Raiden and most other canon characters. If someone wants to play Sub-Zero or Kitana or what-not, then that's fine with me.
I'm also fine with players having more than one character. In fact, that might be for the best. As characters get killed left and right in their attempt to get to the top, players can still have fun.
Characters need not even be participating in the tournament. They could be there for their own reasons (Shao Kahn kidnapped my X! I have to take revenge on Y!) and I would ideally prefer that sort of thing as much as possible to avoid bogging the RP down with just fighting, which I'll explain below.
Also, if we want to abide strictly with continuity, this will be one Mortal Kombat Tournament that humanity loses.
In fact, they'll lose the next seven or so of them until Liu Kang shows up in the 2000s time-frame.
The fights will be determined largely through OOC. If you don't want to have a certain character die... I can throw a disposable NPC at them for a round. If two players want their characters to duke it out, just ask and that will be arranged. I leave it up to the players to talk to one another and determine who would lose or win... although one needs not always kill a defeated opponent.
But, if you want some drama and an element of suprise... You can leave it up to me to adjucate that sort of thing. I'll randomly match-make two fighters together if both players agree. If both players agree to me determining who wins and who loses, I'll flip a coin and PM the victor.
For the most part, I don't want the 'action' of the actual fights to dominate the RP. A post or two depicting the actual duel is fine- but I'd expect the bulk of the RP to be about things happening inbetween the fights. Namely, things like Outworld trying to dick over the human contestants as much as possible, gratuitous sex, attempts to do crazy shit with the souls of defeated warriors, ect.
In essence, I want to see as many plotlines outside of the tournament as possible!RP Limitations!
So I want to be as inclusive in this RP as possible. But this is Mortal Kombat. If you're fine with the segregation of sex and violence (one at a time), then I will respect that. However, given that this is a group game, blood and gore, maybe even guro in a sexual sense, might be occuring in the same thread. Anything non-con (to include the death and disfigurement of characters) should be agreed upon by the players.
So, here's an idea for a sheet!
Update!This RP has officially started. Name:
Onna bugeishaFighting Style/Weaponry:
Samurai-style. Katana, Naginata, Bow & ArrowBio:
The widow of a powerful Samurai Daimyo, trained from youth to become a master warrior defending her husband's lands from neighboring warlords. Ect. ect.OOC Notes:
Likely still duty-bound to her husband and will not have consentual sex with anyone. PM me before hand if you're thinking of mixing violence/maiming with sex.Permissions:
Will accept match-making. Will accept coin-toss victories. Will accept disfigurement. Will accept death. See O/Os for details on sexual activities.
So a poor example, sure, but it's there.
But please, don't let that stop you- I'm always looking for new players and new characters.