Raiden was never satisfied with the resolution of the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament. Time after time, he went back to the beginning, trying to fix it. Unfortunately, things got worse for him. After several times of doing so, he got overconfident, trying to fix more than he was capable of. For this, his position as Earthrealm's protector was stripped by the Elder Gods for his temerity. Without having an official role in the tournament, Raiden could only watch as Outworld won, merging Earthrealm under Shao Kahn's rule.
However, some past events that he had changed did have an impact. Centuries ago, Shang Tsung had been eliminated from his role as Shao Kahn's sorcerer, due to Raiden's influence. Without Shang Tsung having an impact in the court, Shao Kahn's rule was much more pragmatic. Species that had previously been nearly eradicated for defying him were now allowed to act as enforcers for Shao Kahn's rule, albeit with penalties for defying him. When Earthrealm merged with Outworld, the Elder Gods did not interfere. The rules of Mortal Kombat were upheld, with no ill play from Shao Kahn.
It has been ten years since that fateful tournament. With Earthrealm slowly growing used to Shao Kahn's dictatorship, albeit with resistance factions, a new Mortal Kombat tournament has begun. However, rather than a realm at stake, the offer is for a position in the royalty that now rules over the vast majority of the realms, as well as a chance for the kombatants to prove their strength.
Well, as the blurb says, this RP is quite inspired from the Mortal Kombat 9 story, albeit with a twist. There are some things to clear up, and now is the best time.
Point 1: Due to shifting around story elements, this game will have plenty of room for creative interpretation. If you choose to play a canon character, do not feel afraid to rework them to fit your playstyle.
Point the Second: The timeline does cause some issues with characters that significantly changed between timelines. For example, take Sub-Zero. Human in the original games, made into a cyborg in MK9. How does this RP address that? Quite simply, both versions exist, with their own unique personalities. For the sake of avoiding confusion, of course, they should be given different names.
Point 3: This RP will be run by myself and Inerrant Lust as co-GMs. If you have questions, concerns, comments, rants, raves, or insults, please direct them to both of us, so we can both weigh in on the appropriate response.
Alright, the fun part of any RP (at least, in my opinion): the character sheets. I will be stealing the format from Inerrant Lust's past RP, as that format worked quite well.
If you have a picture of your character, put it there
Put the kombatant name hereReal Name:
If your character's kombatant name differs from their real name, put their real name hereProfession:
What do they do when they aren't kicking ass?Origin:
Which realm do they come from?Resides:
Where do they live?Species:
Due to the converging timelines, pretty much any species is available. Other than Shokan. Shokan are too hard to balance, what with the extra arms and ridiculous strength.Weapons:
What weapons, if any, do they use?Fighting Style:
How do they fight?Alignment:
Are they good? Bad? A bit of both?Biography:
This is how you let us know about your character. What happened in the past, why they are fighting, their personality, and so on. Make it at least 2 paragraphs, and the more detail, the betterOOC Notes
Anything you wish to request out of characterPermissions
What do you feel comfortable happening with and to your character?
If you don't have a picture, put a decently detailed description in their biography.
And now the less fun part, also known as rules. I'm fairly easy-going when it comes to rules. Generally, I encourage freedom in posting. My main rule is to respect the other RPers. That means no god-moding, no insulting players...basically, don't treat any of the players how you wouldn't like to be treated.
Well, if I haven't bored you, and you feel interested in the RP, let us know by posting in this thread. If we get enough response, I'll open up an OOC and characters thread, which is where sheets will be posted. I repeat, that is where sheets will be posted. If you want to make a sheet and send it to Inerrant Lust and me, feel free, but this is JUST an interest check thread, not for character sheets.