A Thousand Shining Stars ♥ Night of the Masquerade [2]

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by Sakura, Sep 10, 2011.

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    Accepting New Characters: Yes!
    Rating: PG-13
    Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
    Atmosphere/Mood: Dramatic :D
    Timeline: Medieval Times
    Basic Plot: The grand kingdom of Deceptia is throwing a massive Masquerade Ball, inviting the royal heirs of the neighboring kingdoms. But as a day passes in festivities, terrible things begin to happen, threatening the throne of Deceptia, and the stability of their alliances.

    ***[2] only means re-do because it's a restart of my once super popular roleplay! :] I thought it would be nice to try again~



    C O N T E N T S

    I. Glimpse into the Past
    II. Glance of the Present
    III. Night of a Thousand Stars
    IV. The Three Pillars
    V. Their Royal Majesties
    VI. Royal Decrees

     
  2. A Glimpse into the Past


    The Kingdom of Deceptia, nearly ten years ago, fought a great war against their neighboring Kingdom of Memoi. At the time, the two were the greatest kingdoms in the land, feared and respected by all other kingships. The Memoi King, a kind old man, unable to watch the constant bloodshed because of their conflict, proposed a secret deal to the King of Deceptia. Truth be told, neither King was capable of calling off the war, for reasons that history has not recorded. Thus, the Memoian King found a solution to their troubles. He would allow Deceptia to feign victory and claim the Memoiam empire, in lieu of the 'deaths' of the Memoian Royal Family.

    The world mourned for them, but in fact, the Memoian King had not allowed his family to die. A great wizard, he conjured up the last of his magic to simply erase the memories of his children. After they had been safely left in the outskirts of Deceptia, he committed suicide and was buried beneath the ruins of his grand castle. The King of Deceptia wept for him. The Memoian Children, brainwashed to believe that they were orphans had lived in Dieceptia all their lives, discreetly watched by the Deceptian King. Scarred by their father's magic, each child had a petal shaped birthmark on their shoulder blades, a sign of their ancestry. There were four Memoian heirs and none of them has yet discovered their identity.







    C O N T E N T S
    I. Glimpse into the Past
    II. Glance of the Present
    III. Their Royal Majesties
    IV. The Three Pillars
    V. A Thousand Stars
     
  3. A Glance of the Present


    The Kingdom of Deceptia is the largest empire currently in the world. Neighboring kingdoms pay tribute and live under the slight supervision of Deceptia. The heirs and heiresses, however, will be meeting for the very first time, as per the Treaty of Flowers, that marked the end of the Deceptian-Memoian War. As a last wish of the Memoian King, none of the royal families of any of the kingdoms were to meet until ten years had passed since the destruction of his empire. Ten years have passed and the kingdoms are eager to send their children to strengthen their alliances with Deceptia, who provides certain necessary items for each kingdom's wellfare (i.e, to some food, to some technology).

    At the moment, there is havoc in the Deceptian court. It seems as though the King's advisors were recently murdered. When the court argued to have them replaced with Deceptian Nobles, the King refused, claiming that he had chosen adept people from an overseas kingdom that he trusted. Between you & I, the truth of the matter is, the Three Pillars of Faisen are in true control of Deceptia now. Ten years ago, their father led Deceptia and Memoi to war because the latter would not comply with their wishes. And now, they are in control once more. As more and more people disappear from Deceptian lands, there is really no security for anyone's life. Are the Three Pillars of Faisen responsible for the disappearing people or is it just a coincidence that King will not address the issue in public, while he diligently makes plans for the Masquerade Ball.

    But as night falls each day, no man is safe. Not even those, who come in peace.





    C O N T E N T S
    <s>I. Glimpse into the Past</s>
    <s>II. Glance of the Present</s>
    III. Night of a Thousand Stars
    IV. The Three Pillars
    V. Their Royal Majesties
    VI. Royal Decrees

     
  4. Night of a Thousand Stars


    There is a legend, in old Memoian tales, of the flower maiden and her lover. They would meet in secret, high above the hills of the old Memoian lands, beneath the twilight sky and sparkling stars. She was only a young human girl and he was a creature from another world, but she fancied him for he fascinated her. It wasn't long before her father discovered her running off in the middle of the night. And one dark evening, he followed after her with his sword, prepared to kill the man who had stolen away his daughter for so many nights. And yet, when he came upon the two, in a clearing in the forest, lit by moonlight, he could not walk any closer.

    For his daughter, watching him with her tearful eyes, her hair fluttering in the soft wind, was illuminated by moonlight in such a way that she looked almost angelic. And the man, her father could see, was a being of darkness itself, bearing fangs and a pair of enchanting black wings, spreading out and encompassing the view of everything else. She had seen her father coming, the girl told him quietly, tears spilling down her cheeks. She had seen her father coming, and for that reason, she wished to die. If she were to die, she told them, she could happy. She would not face anyone or anything any longer. And she could die with the memories of both her beloved and her dear father without the pain of betraying either.

    The father, unable to speak or move, stood still and watched as his daughter fell to the ground, weeping. And the vampire, taken by surprise, kneeled beside her, holding her by the shoulders, begging her to compose herself. This would not end things, this would not make things easy for any of them, but the girl continued to cry as the evening darkened into night, and the night fell to a starlit dawn. As the tiniest specks of sunshine crawled upon the horizon, the girl began to fade away into tiny stars, sparkling and dancing as they shot up to the sky. The father and the vampire were surrounded by the bright lights of these little stars, blinded by the brightness of these tiny sparkles.

    So much so, that when the sun rose into the sky, yellow sunshine spreading across the fields, none of them were ever to be found...

    <3

    The legend claims that every few years, the stars will line up again and come down to earth. The beautiful flower maiden will return to take revenge on humans for what she had to give up. She will take away one's hearts, one's emotions, one's love for another. She will spend four nights in this world, wrecking havoc in the hearts of the young...

    Just our luck, if the legend claims true, one of the nights of the Masquerade ball will be the Night of a Thousand Stars.

    As if the havoc of the flower maiden isn't enough, the threat of the Three Pillars is yet to come.






    C O N T E N T S
    <s>I. Glimpse into the Past</s>
    <s>II. Glance of the Present</s>
    <s>III. Night of a Thousand Stars</s>
    IV. The Three Pillars
    V. Their Royal Majesties
    VI. Royal Decrees

     
  5. The Three Pillars of Faisen

    The Three Pillars are the three heirs to the Faisen throne. They are the children of Faisen, the powerful wizard who controlled the wars of Deceptia in order to weaken the empires. The weaker the empires, the easier for Faisen to control. The former king of Faisen is still alive, although he has formally passed leadership to his three heirs and given them their title of the Three Pillars of Faisen. They have been given invitations to the Masquerade Ball as well, sent for two main reasons. One, to find the remnants of the Memoian Heirs and dispose of them (the former king has his suspicions of Deceptia betrayal). Two, to place the heirs of the other kingdoms under their control, even if mind control is required.

    The former king of Faisen, along with the entourage he sent with his children, he also sent a small group of assassins to infiltrate Deceptia. Anyone who knew too much about the Deceptian War or the Faisens was to be erased from existence. This would explain the disappearance of a few people in Deceptia.

    Will the Three Pillars succeed in overthrowing Deceptia and it's neighboring empires according to their father's will or will something entirely different take hold in these political struggles?

    While the dangers steadily increase, the time for the Masquerade Ball draws closer.


    --Character Profiles for The Three Pillars will go here--





    C O N T E N T S
    <s>I. Glimpse into the Past</s>
    <s>II. Glance of the Present</s>
    <s>III. Night of a Thousand Stars</s>
    <s>IV. The Three Pillars</s>
    V. Their Royal Majesties
    VI. Royal Decrees

     
  6. Their Royal Majesties

    **You can play other characters other than Pillars of Faisen or Memoin Heirs**
    (see "Status" in the character sheet)


    Three Pillars of Faisen: 2 remaining
    Three Memoian Heirs: x.x
    reserved; Kitti
    reserved; Sakura
    reserved; Effort
    reserved; Kitsumi Mahou

    we still need: DECEPTIAN ROYALS, FAISEN PILLARS (2), NEIGHBORING ROYALS, & FAISEN ASSASSINS




    You don't have to write a lot :) Just generally. It'll be better if we get to know your character through roleplay P:
    Plus, it gives the Three Pillars less to work with to control you ;) Just kidding xD Fill this out, please :)


    **First come first serve for spots like The Three Pillars of Faisen or a Memoian Heir :D You can reserve P:


    [noparse]
    Character Name:
    *For a Memoian Heir~ put a REAL NAME for before the brainwash & a current name for now*

    Gender:
    Status: Prince, Princess, Servant, One of the 3 Pillars, Faisen Asassin, Memoian Heir etc :)
    Kingdom: You can make one up and give it a little explanation or you could just make one up and leave the 'history' to me :)
    Kingdom History*: Optional field (:
    Age:
    General Appearance:
    *Masquerade Appearance:
    General Personality:
    General History:
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] MEMOIAN HEIRS


    --Character Profiles for The heirs will go here--



    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]THREE PILLARS OF FAISEN

    _______ Pillar of Faisen, Cordellio
    Cordellio Esme Faisen (open)




    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] DECEPTIAN ROYALS



    --Character Profiles for The Deceptian princes/king/princesses/queens will go here--


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] NEIGHBORING ROYALS

    Princess Emad of Knoxx
    Emad Yerem (open)



    Prince Schiller of Thierran

    Schiller Leon Thier (open)





    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] HONORED GUESTS


    Lady Alexandria of Galicia
    Alexandria Montre (open)








    C O N T E N T S
    <s>I. Glimpse into the Past</s>
    <s>II. Glance of the Present</s>
    <s>III. Night of a Thousand Stars</s>
    <s>IV. The Three Pillars</s>
    <s>V. Their Royal Majesties</s>
    VI. Royal Decrees


















     

  7. Royal Decrees


    For updates, summaries, and stuff :D

    Important Information Regarding the knowledge of Memoian Heir Petal-Scars
    The history of the Memoian x Deceptian War is commonly known as a complete Deceptian victory. According to general accounts, the armies clashed outside of Memoian lands and the Deceptians thoroughly conquered and pillaged the Memoians, taking the people to Deceptia and killing the entire royal family.
    However, the truth (the survival of the heirs and the late Memoian King's powers) is only known to a select few: The King of Deceptia. The Three Pillars of Faisen (have been told by their father, the former king of Faisen), & the Faisen Assasins. This means that the knowledge of the petal-scar is only known to these people and will remain between these people unless they spread the secret.*
    (*If you have an idea and would like your character to know the 'truth'~ PM me, it can be arranged)



    MAGIC GUIDELINES

    For the THREE PILLARS OF FAISEN & the MEMOIAN HEIRS
    The former King of Faisen & the late King of Memoi are both noted by history to be magic users, wizards even. This makes their children (direct bloodline descendants), the Three Pillars of Faisen & the Memoian Heirs wizards/magic users as well. It's safe to say that the Three Pillars of Faisen have been taught and trained in their magic by their father. And the Memoian Heirs learned as children, but because of their brainwashing, will only be able to use their powers fully (meaning at the moment, only a small amount of magic capability) once their identities as heirs are revealed.
    [I'm leaving the type of magic, the spells, and the abilities up to you as the roleplay progresses. I'd hate to restrict people with one element and such, but please do use discretion and I trust you won't go overboard ;D]


    For Faisen Assassins
    The former King of Faisen, in a formidable attempt to strengthen his assassins to deliver complete success, used an ancient wizardly magic, long forbidden to humans, called the 'Blood Rituals'. In this process, the King created a magical contract of loyalty in which he bound his assassin's unconditional loyalty to his blood. The king's blood, containing the magical powers of his wizardry was then transferred through surgery to the assassin's body. In this way, if the assassin betrays the will of the king, he will suffer as the king wills, even possibly death. (There are however counter rituals to this, but can only be performed by someone at the same level of wizardry as the King himself). Furthermore, the Blood Rituals of his many assassins took a great deal of blood from the king, making him sickly in old age. This is one of the reasons why he decided to resign from his position and name his children, the Three Pillars of Faisen as the official leaders of their kingdom.


    Faisen Assassins as magical users have only limited powers, thus they are restricted to one or two elements or other types of powers as specialties. This is mostly for the balance of magical power in regards to magic content in the bloodline.

    For Other Heirs / Peoples

    If you have a plot idea or absolutely need your character to have some kind of magical power, PM me :D I'm sure we can work something out with the bloodlines and find a way for your character to be a magic user.

    MAGIC UPDATE

    I figure because Memoian Heirs & Faisen Pillars are extremely important characters in the story, I gave them the same wizardly powers their fathers had.
    So pretty much, you're free to give them any expanse of (possibly random) powers you'd like. T
    Ex: ( A character can have telekenetics and possibly, have an affinity for fire.)

    As long as magic doesn't become the prime focus of the roleplay, I'm willing to give the characters that amount of freedom. And I will trust you guys to use discretion in that freedom :)
    This is why I didn't mention powers or magic in the character sheets. I want it as a side option that you'll need in conflict or possible plot twists (mind control on the part of Faisen Pillars), but I don't want it to be overused, that's all.


    5:40 P.M Saturday September 10, 2011: yay! restarted 1000stars<3
    Kitti, Orion, and I reserved heirs & I added one more memoian heir this time in case people are interested! ^^




    C O N T E N T S
    I. Glimpse into the Past
    II. Glance of the Present
    III. Night of a Thousand Stars
    IV. The Three Pillars
    V. Their Royal Majesties
    VI. Royal Decrees
     
  8. Hey Kitti! :D
    reserved one for you! (: yaaaay! ,D
     
  9. Character Name: Princess Aerislyn Erisin Fytmor
    Gender: Female
    Status: Memoian Heir
    Kingdom: Memoi
    Kingdom History*: Provided
    Age: 20
    General Appearance:
    Erisin (open)
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    *Masquerade Appearance:
    Dress (open)
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    Mask (open)
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    General Personality: Having led her entire life being told to be unobtrusive and unobserved, Erisin is a very untrusting person. She is quiet and reserved, typically afraid of other people in general.
    General History:

    IN PROGRESS
     
  10. Yep! As long as you're sure you want two honored guests (nonroyalty) =]
     
  11. ...Darn you Sakura!!!Making games I can't resist! *grumbles as she goes to make a character*

    Edit:(Done~)
    Character Name: Emad Yerem
    Gender: Female
    Status: Princess
    Kingdom: Kingdom of Knoxx
    Kingdom History:
    History (open)
    The Kingdom of Knoxx is said to have come right out of sea, the kingdoms buildings seeming to be crafted from the pure white sand that covers their coast. The Konxx believe that a sea god originally sent mounds and mounds of precious white sand stone onto land, planning to build himself a castle of his own, however he became distracted by a passing wind nymph and chased after her, leaving the sand stone to sit on the beach. The first people who arrived took it upon themselves to finish the gods work and built a castle where the royal family now resides, swearing that if the god were to ever return that they would give up the castle and let him live there as he had planned. The Kingdom itself specializes in precious stones, ship building and fishing and specializes in over sea trade.

    Age: 19
    General Appearance:
    Regular (open)
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    *Masquerade Appearance:
    Dress (open)
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    Mask (open)
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    General Personality: Soft spoken and shy, she has a hard time approaching most people as she is not very confident. If she does know someone then she is very cheerful and bubbly, going so far as to even be hyper is she knows them well emough. Otherwise she is loyal to everyone she holds dear and terribly polite in general, whether she knows a person or not.
    General History: She is the sister of the current king, having been born nearly ten years after her elder brother much to the surprise of the royal family. She is said to be the miracle child for at the time it was believed that the queen was no longer fertile. Her elder brother raised her mostly as their mother passed away from illness when she was 10 and her father passed on from old age when she was 13. She has come to the party on request of her brother, hoping that she will meet a possible suitor or two and finally marry so that he and his wife no longer have to worry about her future.
     
  12. Character Name: Prince Schiller Leon Thier
    Gender: Male
    Status: Heir Apparent to his kingdom.
    Kingdom: Thierran.
    Kingdom History*:
    History (open)

    The religion of Thierran states that the leader of their kingdom and the first king was the son of their goddess, and he was named Thier. She laid him down in a grape flower and sent him on a breeze. When he arrived in the most fitting land, it is said, he planted the flower and it grew into the healthy Thierran vines that now exist in their countryside. While the story might not be true, the grape vines of Thierran are legendary. The finest wines come from this sloping, green countryside. The king and queen are grounded folk who enjoy their drinking celebrations as much as any peasant.

    Age: 22
    General Appearance:
    Regular (open)

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    *Masquerade Appearance:
    The mask that Schiller dons looks like this.
    Aside from that, he wears black dress pants, and a black formal shirt with white buttons down the front and silver trim.
    General Personality: Mild and even-tempered, he is not prone to fits of temper or anything terribly deviant from his normally cheerful attitude. Solid and loyal, with a straightforward thought process.
    General History:
    The kingdom of his birth is wealthy, but small and the rulers have always been very down-to-earth. Schiller is powerfully muscles because he spent his summers working in the royal vineyards. Unwittingly, his parents plunged him in to chaos by accepting the invitation to the ball, but their greatest hope was to push their beloved only son into finding a woman that took his fancy.
     
  13. Would you like Mister Tybalt again?
     
  14. whatever you prefer! :] you can make a different guy if you like =]
     
  15. Character Name: Lady Alexandria Montre

    Gender: Female
    Status: Daughter of a Noble of the Galician court. Honored Guest.
    Kingdom: Galicia (history is up to you)
    Age: 16
    General Appearance: Alexandria has black hair that reaches down to the middle of her back has a slight side part. Her hair frames an oval face that is very fare and clear with electric, deep blue eyes. She isn't exactly tall, but isn't short either. Her lips are crimson red.
    *Masquerade Appearance:
    Dress (open)
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    Mask (open)
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    General Personality: She is very ladylike but opinionated despite proper etiquette. She is normally quiet unless spoken to. Her interests in books sometimes makes her very antisocial with other young ladies of the court who are more interested in the men of the courts. She normally dislikes places with too many people and is nervous in being in this masquerade. Her time spent reading has turned her into a very bright young woman.
    General History: Alexandria has grown up hardly knowing her mother who was sent for exile when she was a young girl for committing adultery. Growing up not knowing this, she has sympathy towards her. Although she doesn't understand the sympathy, she knows that it isn't for a very good reason. Her father was usually absent in her life because of his work in the court. Her governess was constantly worried for Alexandria because of her hesitation towards socializing, for she may not find a husband quickly. Although the governess is worried, it is no secret that Alexandria has many admirers. Her beauty mixed with her silence gave an air of mystery.
     

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  16. Of course, Nino is interested again! XD Let me see if I can motivate Vay...
     
  17. ^.^ hehe, sounds good, thank you! Vay was my master conspirator! ,D
     
  18. May I reserve a spot for a Memoian Heir?
     
  19. Yup, I'll reserve it for you ^^
     
  20. I think, if it's at all possible, I'd like to play as one of the Pillars. Maybe. I likes the plot and all, I'm thinking this will be fun.