Sign-up and OOC: http://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/banished-from-equestria-sign-up-and-ooc.21134/ Theme: PONIES (MLP:FIM), medieval/fantasy/exploration/survival/diplomacy Tl;dr: Banished, now what? One Sentence: Unjustly banished from Equestria by a tyrannical upstart power, a group of rebels and their friends now must face the unknowns of the outside world. Full: Equestria is not as it once was. A tyrannical oligarchy has sprung up, led by Trixie and Blueblood, who use political clout and the help of unwitting pawns to take almost complete power over the empire. Those who criticized their methods were imprisoned, but the ones who spoke out the most received the worst punishment anypony could think of: eternal banishment beyond the farthest borders the empire and all its domains, on pain of death. Now, each and every one of you are left here in this desolate, wild, unknown land bereft of civilization with naught but what cloths you wore and what your hooves could carry. Your homes and wealth have been confiscated in the name of the State, your possessions sold, and much material wealth, that which was within Equestria in any case, is now gone. Yet hope endures... you have each other, your fellow banished and the friends who voluntarily banished themselves to follow and help you, or simply in protest of the injustice. Thankfully, the Sun and Moon still rise and set each day as they have since the dawn of time, and the goodwill of Celestia and Luna is still with you, though how much that is worth now, who can tell? For those of you with knowledge of the world beyond, you will know it is a long trek to the nearest settlement fraught with danger. Bandits and wild creatures lurk in the rocky crags and dense forests, and the weather is wild here, prone to sudden and unexpected changes at the most inconvenient of times and quite dangerous. How will you and your friends and allies survive, now that you are Banished From Equestria? ***** Rules: GM has final say and can change rules whenever necessary GM may choose assistant GMs No mountain-moving or forest-burning level powers, keep your powers limited to a region within 50 feet of your character. No controlling another's character. This also applies to GMs except in emergency situations. If you must argue, never take it beyond conversation. Be polite. Nopony has higher rank than anypony else besides the GM and the assistant GMs, either in or out of character. You're banished from Equestria, rank means nothing. Please do your best not to swear, and if you must try to use pony-themed swears (like "rut", "banish", "buck", "horseapples", etc) Please participate as you can. Others may be waiting for your character to move before they can move. No reversing time except by GM, and only in emergencies. No summoning anything larger than twice your size, and never anything greater than your power. Summons cannot summon, and you can't summon yourself or another player. No personal attacks at players. We are all respectable ponies here. Please keep violence to a minimum. Please no mature themes here. This is the Fantasy section, not the Mature section. No involving others in backstories unless by permission. No bringing about any sort of major disaster. This includes but is not limited to floods, tornadoes, droughts, plagues, and famines. Please sign up before playing. Keep OOC in OOC. This is the OOC thread. Please use it. Please limit yourself to 3 characters at the most, and play all of them. Have fun! ***** Current Exiles: Night Fall (DoomOtter) - Night Pony - Hollow Shades - Banished Morning Glory (Morning Glory) - Unicorn - Canterlot - Banished Fatal Flight (Explicit Escritoire) - Genetically Modified Pegasus - ID - Voluntary Farsight (Seriack) - Unicorn - Ponyville - Banished Physics Shift (The Dark Gods) - Unicorn - Ponyville - Scapegoat Arty Brightshadow (ArtVeigar) - Unicorn - Canterlot/Wanderer - Banished Tian Long (ArtVeigar) - Earth - Foal Mountain Monastery - Banished Cadenza (AlythePear) - Pegasus - Cloudsdale - Banished Nocte Flamma (Amoroth) - Night Pony - Hollow Shades - Banished Majem (Majem) - Unicorn - Ponyville - Banished Aquae 'Aqua' Petra (Coffee Rush) - Unicorn - Hollow Shades - Banished Wavelength, unit Bravo 539 (Wavelength) - Earth Pony - Future/Alternate universe - Accident ***** Banished. The word rings in your ears even now as the newly-built gates of sharp steel slam shut behind the motley herd of exiles. Ahead lies the vast, wild Outside, a term that was spoken in fear by many citizens of Equestria up till now. It was the place where the banished went, where traitors and those too wicked to deserve even the comfort of death were sent. And now, all of you are here. Alone. Well, not alone. You have each other. Of course, those who were familiar with international politics and trade, or had ever bothered taking a look at a world map, knew that this so-called "Outside" wasn't entirely uninhabited; in fact, it held more ponies and sentient creatures than all of Equestria and its dominions combined, with entire nations and cultures here and there covering the continents of the globe (which was spherical, no matter what the laypony said). By the sounds and sights as they were dragged along to this place, they were just past the eastern borders of Equestria, where a narrow land bridge gave a connection to the rest of the world. Of course, simply knowing that civilization existed was little comfort. It was at least a month's journey to the nearest settlement on hoof, and there wasn't much trade along this road. Nor were they going to get any protection from bandits or wild animals out here, not from the guards on the wall certainly. How could they survive? Where would they go, now that they were Banished From Equestria?