Right now I don't know if there's a specific thread for roleplaying ideas, so I'll post mine here. If you are a mod and ideas don't belong here, please remove this thread and redirect me. Year: 2058 Humanity travels to Mars and, under the surface, finds a black, starry, glassy material. They call it Aether. It can be purified by bathing it it the Sun's light. Purified Aether looks like a clear crystal, and like a prism, it splits white light into other colors. It may seem like nothing special, but it does indeed have special abilities. Shining red light into it turns the material red, giving it the ability to generate fire. Orange light turns the crystal into Rock Aether, yellow turns it into Lightning Aether, green turns it into Plant Aether, blue is Water Aether, indigo is Spacial Aether, and violet is Psychic Aether. Each has it's own use. Year: 2092 Humanity, using this still-new material, ventures deeper into Mars. They discover a giant cavern, bigger than a small state, illuminated by a white, ten-story-high orb. They get close and find out that the inside is a maze. Year: 2095 Three years later, they get to the middle and find a room with a shrine. Stuck in a throne-shaped stone lies a purified Aether sword; with half of what appears to be a piece of gold coiled around the blade nearest to the handle. Unable to pull it out, they assume the golden coil needs to be completed for the sword to do something. Year: 2134 The sword begins emitting a type of energy called Light; the same kind Aether would generally emit. However, though harmless, this burst completely blanketed Mars, forming a protective barrier. Nothing could get in, and nothing could get out--with good reason. Year: 2134 Earth is assaulted and captured by a force the human race had never seen. The rocky planet is covered by a pitch black forcefield, and the only humans still alive (or so they thought) are on Mars. Year: 2156 The next generation of humanity is born into the Light the sword emitted years ago, and can now do everything Aether can. The children are trained to utilize their powers to their full potential in hopes of taking back Earth--and finding the last pice to the sword's coil. Shitty plot? Yes. Lazily done? Not really. But you couldn't tell. A penny for your thoughts?