The basics At the gateway between the earth and the spiritual world is a base. An almost military like base where angels fight to protect the earth. The angels govern over elements, each angel being part of one of the 6 types. There also are various ranks, depending on the size of the wings. Basically a military facility with winged people and magic. More detail The earth, and even the base where the angels live are constantly under attack, with short moments of rest in between. The angels' jobs are to protect the gateway, ultimately protecting the earth. Of course that doesn't always go as easily as planned. All angels here are born here. They are born as babies, lived here at the gate and will die, just like a normal human, only then with wings and powers. (So no one was first a human that died. Everyone is born an angel to angel parents) There are 6 (six) powers, elements. Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Light, Shadow. The parents' element determines the element of the child. If a child is born from a mixed lineage the newborn will only poses one of the two elements, not both. (Example, fire+air=air, or fire) The way the ranking is made up is very simple. The larger the wingspan, the higher the rank. As an angel grows up their wingspan extends. Some stay fairly small, most are average, and never gaining a rank, but for some cases their wings finally stop growing when they are the broadest of all. There are five ranks for each element. Novice, Senior, Veteran, Master, Grand Master. All except for one rank can simple be reached by having a larger wingspan than the previous person. The only one that is different is that of the Grand Master. To become a Grand Master the wingspan has to exceed 7 meters. (The average is 6) It only happens rarely that someone reaches that length. It is so rare even that this is the second time in history that all 6 Grand Masters exist at the same time, the last time being in the time of the Ancients. Oh, and the wings can have any color or gradient you want, though white of course is common. The Ancients, as mentioned a moment ago, were the original angels. From them all other angels came forth, as well as the greatest force of evil. Everyone has been taught about them in history lessons. Most angels wear limiters of one kind or another, mostly to just lightly suppress their powers during normal days, for safety reasons, but sometimes more extreme measures need to be taken. They can be removed when need be, but some do break then. If that happens, just visit the gold smith(NPC), and it'll be good as new. Everyone lives at the base, so it's likely your characters would know the others, especially those of the same rank or element. There can only be one of each rank per element, so max of 6 masters, 6 novices, etc. the ranks only make a difference during a military situation, when they have to defend the gate. No claiming of multiple of the same rank by the same player to keep things diverse. Multiple characters are allowed (just not of the same rank) (Dibs on Grand Master of Fire and Master of Light of we do this) Any questions? Or elaborations needed? A history lesson (about the Ancients, how this world came to be)? Or layout of the perimeter? So, is anyone interested?