~~~Mage Academy At Shadowfel: City of Summoners~~~IC Thread OOC Thread Character and Summons Thread The Plot
The Mage Academy at Shadowfel lies in chaos after an attack by their countries enemy. Now the students from the evil academy are sent out searching for lost lore to help reestablish the school's strength. This takes the novices and teachers to a military occupied city where they will have to contend with a violent climate full of secrets and dire plots. On top of that, the students are only just beginning their training in Summoning magic. Where that forbidden magic will lead the students is anyone's guess.Joining the Fun
This act will open with the students and teachers gathering to report on their findings from an initial survey of the city. As background the Arkylian military, which players are a part of, is abusing the cities populace and small pockets of resistance are starting to crop up. What your character discovers is up to you. My suggestion is to make your findings interesting and not be afraid to take prisoners :). This is everyone's plot.Roles I'm looking for people to play:
-Spirits (human like creatures that students and teachers can attempt to bind and summon. these will mostly be NPC but all players are welcome to create and play spirits as well so long as they clear it with me first)
-Prisoners or captured rebelsCharacter sheet
Grade/Rank: [novice, appprentice, adept(ranks 4->1), master (multiple ranks) ] Teachers should be adept 3
(probably a TA) and up, students are rank 4 adept and below.
Age: [No one under 19 admitted to the mage academy]
Primary School of Magic*:[/b]
Secondary School of Magic*:[/b]
Bread and Butter Spell:[/b] (what one spell are they far and away best at)
Summoner Affinity**:[/b] (Tamer or Spirit Summoner. See below for more details)
Traits looked for in a Summoner: Notes:
*Teachers tend to be highly specialized in their primary school of magic so there are no limits on what kind of
magic you select. A teacher's secondary school is usually the elemental or enchantment school they specialized in as
students. Elemental subtypes or enchantment magic should be the primary schools for those playing students, with
their secondary being the magic they hope to specialize in (usually that of their favorite teachers).
Here's the story as it stands (with thanks to the act one players who helped in its creation, you know who ya are). The Story so far...
Mage Academy at Shadowfel
The Continent-Kingdom of Avialus splintered over a century ago. Now the once radiant civilizations it encompassed
have grown apart and distrustful of one another. War sweeps unchecked across the land and spares nether servant nor
master. In this twilight of man one nation state, Arkylia, has grown particularly twisted and ruthless. The
Arkylians are born and raised to act without mercy while spurning all question of morality and ethics. The most
feared of the Arkylian are mages, singular beings of power who use magic to fulfill their every whim.
The mage academy at Shadowfel was one of the most feared and respected centers of power in all Avialus. From this hidden sanctuary mages provided a strong advantage in Arkylia's wars against the northern countries. A month ago this edge was shattered by the death of the school's Masters. Now the leaderless school has fallen under the control of the Arkylian military. Using its newfound authority the military has begun dispatching teams of students and teachers to the Arkylian occupied northern city of Arjul. There the students are tasked with finding lost knowledge of the ancient summoner tribes said to be buried somewhere beneath the city. The mage students are encouraged to help suppress the cities residents in any way possible while they go about their assignment.Summary of Act 1: End of the Masters (1 month prior to beginning of events in Act Two)
What began as a day of trials for the mage students of Shadowfel ended in near disaster. Witches infiltrated the exam's test subjects with the goal of destroying the school. The impressive actions of several students barely prevented the witches from completing their mission. Unfortunately the witches managed to summon two demons who possessed a student and a teacher. Using their hosts the demons broke into the schools council room and killed the schools masters in one attack before vanishing. With the school leaderless Arkylia's ruling class has decided to place the remaining students under the command of the Arkylian army. The military has seen to it that all students have at least rudimentary training in summoning magic.