What is Soul Calibur?
Soul Calibur (ソウルキャリバー SōruKyaribā?) is a successful 3D fighting game developed by Project Soul and produced by namco(same people behind Tekken and Pacman), noted for its um..."physics". A good way to describe Soul Calibur is Tekken with weapons basically. What you see in the title above is what you get. Babes with blades and such. Not too long ago I was looking into some interesting Soul Calibur artwork and an idea occurred to me. There's plenty of cosplay and "fanart" online, but I've never seen an actual soul calibur roleplay(odd huh?)
This would make an excellent role play, I thought. So, here's my attempt at just that. I know this is a very scant introduction for the time being, but please bear with me. For the next few days or so, I intend to flesh out a complete story, an expanded introduction, a character sheet and with any luck an OOC and IC.
Leave your comments here and I'll get back to you.
What is this game is about?
For the most part this game stays truthful to the actual core and content of the soul series in terms of lore and canon, though with some key differences here and there. Soul Calibur does indeed exist in this universe and it will play a role in the story but I want to prioritize the role of the blade of lust for obvious reasons. This game is set sometime in-between the 4th and 5th installations so please keep that in mind. I haven't played Broken Destiny yet but I may allow certain characters from earlier titles and spinoffs. I will not allow characters from non-soul titles(sorry). I want to keep the dimensional traveling stuff to a minimum. If you're ever unsure about something, just ask me. I may make some type of exception.
What is the blade of lust?
The blade of lust in simplest terms, is a supernatural weapon in the same vein as soul edge and soul calibur but with a divergent origin and purpose. No one quite knows where it comes from or who created it but its powers appears to govern the laws of sex and eroticism in the same way that soul edge and soul calibur embodies the characteristics of good and evil, respectively. The Blade of Lust isn't intended to be a source of evil, but in the hands of a mortal it corrupts the wielder beyond acceptable desires. Those who come in contact with the blade can become tainted by its perverse thrall and end up as reluctant or non-reluctant servants of its biding, its effects can only be nullified if one is rendered unconscious(defeat) or if one is ordered otherwise by the wielder of the blade themselves. The blade of lust
can only be countered by The blade of virtue.
It's opposite counterpart.
The blade has three primary functions which act as such:
1. Altering the physical/sexual characteristics of the host (enhancements, gender bending, etc)
2. Altering the physical/ sexual characteristics of the other (Gender bender, breast augmentation, etc)
3. Manipulating and or arousing the sexual desires of the other by way of command (Hypnotism)Note:
It should go without saying for the 2nd and 3rd operatives to work, one has to be struck by the blade beforehand.2nd Note:
A caveat about the blade of lust that I left out that I feel like everyone here should know about. If someone comes in contact with the blade then that person is infected right? Of course we all know that. Well, if the infected person has intercourse with anyone else then the person they sleep with may also be susceptible to the blade of lusts control. It sort of works like STD's. You don't technically have to be cut by the blade of lust to be under its control. All you have to do is sleep with someone who is already infected and you too will also be subject to its laws. The blade of virtue is the only form of protection against the blade of lust. It may also reverse the prompts of the BOL. So stay safe or not...
So, what should I expect?
Without revealing too much about the actual core of the plot, the game will take place on various continents or "stages" among the various cast of characters. In between stages there will be opportunities to have your characters explore, interact and do other things within their environment, think Chronicles of the Sword.
There will be a sort of protagonist group whose task is to apprehend the blade and bring justice and yada yada yada. There will also be a group assisting the blades host who will serve as the primary antagonist who sets the whole story arc into motion. I can either designate someone to be the blades host or someone can volunteer for the position. If no one chooses to be the blades host, I will volunteer an NPC for the role.
This is a free-from sandbox kind of game. Traveling the world is not an easy task. Players are encouraged to form teams or do their own thing if they so choose.
Content-wise. You should probably expect non-con to crop up relatively frequently due to the nature of the story. If there's something you're uncomfortable with you should probably list that in your character profile or mention it in the OOC. I expect people to respect each others limits and what not. I can see this game going into the extreme section due to its violent and potentially rape-y themes. I'm not one to squick at most things so feel free push the envelope as you see fit as long as its within the sites rules, but I know others see things differently but I think most of us here are reasonable adults so I shouldn't expect too many complaints here.
Blade of Lust Host: Isabella "Ivy" Valentine
Nightmare's group: Nightmare
Blade of Virtue Host: Undecided
Ally 1: Xinghua
Ally 2: Seung-Mina
Ally 3: Open
Keeper of the Blades: Hephaestus
Player 1: Maxi
Player 2: Taki
Player 3: Tira
Player 4: Astaroth
Blade of Lust Victims
So, who can I use?
You can use any of the characters of the soul series so long as they aren't dead and comply with the sites rules(no underage, no real life stuff) or something offensive(You know how this internet thing works). You can also create a soul just like in the games(original custom characters), but a fair warning I'll be more stringent on which original souls I will accept. You can check with the official wiki to see if your character is kosher. http://soulcalibur.wikia.com/wiki/Soulcalibur_Wiki
A list of available canons.Women
Ivy Taki Seong-Mina
Geo "Le Bello" Dampierre
Aeon Calcos/Lizard Man ?
VoldoCreate-A-Soul Character Generator
Starting Point: Can be left blank until we get the game mapped out
Role: Whose side are you on? (Protagonist, Antagonist, Independent, Victim)
Archetype: (How would you describe your characters class? Barbarian, Dancer, Thief, Ninja, Saint, Monk, Pirate, Assassin, Gladiator, Sword Master, Sage, Knight, etc. leave black if canon )
Theme Music: (optional)