=============================================================== =============================================================== Legends say that When demons awaken from the depths of darkness, & turn the world into a living hell. The Goddess of Fate will select six heroes & give them the power to save the world. It always six that are chosen. & for this reason, they are known as the Braves of the Six Flowers. =============================================================== =============================================================== 1000 Years ago, far to the west, beyond the Balca Peninsula The Demon God Majin came into existence, & with him rose legions of demons that swept forth across the continent, the Demon God's tendrils crawled out of the Balca Peninsula, poisoning the very land so it killed any human who touched it. All the nations of the land attempted to fight back against the demon hordes but none could succeed in stopping it except for the Saint of the Single Flower. In the continent, there exist 78 temples which serve the gods' domains. The different gods choose one individual to represent a domain, she then receives supernatural power. All saints that have ever served the gods have been female. The most powerful among them, was the Saint of the Single Flower. While powerful, she was not strong enough to vanquish the Demon God Majin, but was still strong enough to force it into a deep slumber upon which, she prophesied that six warriors would someday reappear to seal him away when he arose again. =============================================================== =============================================================== 300 years after the initial incursion, the Majin awoke again. True to the prophecy of the saint, 6 powerful men & woman found the crest of the six flowers appearing somewhere on their body, a petal to represent each of the braves. & If one brave were to ever fall, a petal would disappear from the crest of the other braves. The crest also bestowed a blessing; The wearer would be immune to the corrupting poison in the Demon Lands that would otherwise kill a normal human instantly. With that, the saints departed, & of the first generation of braves to seal the Majin, 2 would perish. 400 years after the first generation, the second generation, all saints & young warriors who presented their power before a statue of the Goddess of Fate & were chosen to bear the crest of the six. Of the second generation, only 2 braves would survive the quest into Demon territory & the slaying of the Majin. It has since been 300 years since the second generation succeeded in saving the continent, however, the Majin now stirs once more, his legions already push against the kingdoms of man. Tearing aparthomes whereever they reach, & those they do not catch must still escape the growing corruption that the Majin's touch brings, the very earth draining life where it can. =============================================================== =============================================================== Hello, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, this thread idea is based off of an anime called Rokka no Yuusha, I've watched it a long while back but when I saw it I felt it would be absolutely perfect to do an RP off of & hope others feel likewise even if you haven't seen it, still want anyone who the story might intrest. The universe's culture & architecture is pretty distinct in that its based off a fantasized version of Aztec/Mayan culture. The characters will be OCs who take the place of the third generation of braves, with this incursion to be even more difficult than the last. Some other random but important details: While anyone can become a brave, only girls can be saints, who have several supernatural abilities that are tied with the domain they serve. Some examples of established canon saints are: The Saint of Blades, of Blood, of Fire, of Ice, of the Sun, of Time, of Lightning, of Wind, of Salt, of Mountains, of Swamps, of Mist, of Illusions, of Medicine, of Words, of Light. There are 78 temples, but not all the domains have been established in the story so it'd be possible to invent one. Male protagonists are usually regular humans with exceptional, but still-human abilities & skills. I plan to make a male character myself if I can find enough people for a full party of 6. I'd like to be very strict about posting level, ideally advanced level, multiple paragraphs & at least a few times a day (reasonably), that being said, let me know if you're interested in the story or if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to help.