A raucous sound emanated from the classroom as the professor walked in. He was old and withered, whatever hair remained on his head was gray and falling limp. He walked with a slow dignified gait. In his prime he was a man of honor and integrity, that seemed to follow him into his old age. The man took his place at the head of the class and looked over the sea of students. Most of them were throwing paper balls around and talking about what they had for lunch or how they couldn't wait to go home. There was something odd about this group of people though. They appeared as normal as any other human, but upon closer inspection you could see they were something more...the shadows on the ground did not mimic that of a human, but of a beast....a dragon to be exact. "Settle down younglings! Listen to an old dragon spin a tale. Alright...where do I begin...maybe I should talk about how you gained the form you have now..well let's see...SIGIL WAKE UP BOY! You fall asleep again and you get to spend the night cleaning all the bathrooms! And you! Aegis! Stop talking. I swear, younglings these days...no respect. Back in my day your tails would be lit up. Evil little creatures ye be! Ahem...now where was I? Oh yes...the tale of the Dragons....." For a millennia the dragons and the humans ruled over the continent that would be North America. The human's bringing technology and great minds, while the dragons brought ancient magic and their wisdom. Together the land knew peace and prosperity. However this peace would not last. The humans feared the dragon's power and sought a way to destroy their allies if ever the need arose. Soon a human by the name Razak al Tokimaru forged what would be the weapon of our destruction. With a combination of dragon magic and human science, he forged what was known as the Dragon Soul. Able to penetrate through any dragonic wards and destroy the dragon, rending it's body and absorbing it's soul into the orb. Thousands fell victim to the orb, entire cities fell, and the dragon race was at it's limit. To avoid extinction, the dragon's cast a powerful spell, altering their bodies to that of a human, temporarily giving up their powers in the process. The dragon's needed to blend with society and rebuild. To do so, they constructed massive walled cities surrounded by multiple wards. They were the new Nests, the safe haven for the new generation of dragons. Razak's paranoia and lust for power ended what could of been the most peaceful era the world had ever known. Till this day, tales of Razak's treachery are being told in the Nests across the globe. As society and technology advanced, so did our Nests, growing to accommodate the humans as well. However our identities must remain a secret, for we know not where the Dragon Orb is or if Razak is still alive. A new era of peace has fallen over our world, but we shall never forget what has happened to our people. We shall teach you dragon whelps everything we know and prepare you for a future unknown. The man reared back in his chair as he finished his story. "Well..that's your little history lesson for today. Now I want everyone to go home and practice on using your Legends. It's very important for you younglings to be able to use it. Back in my day when a dragon received his Legend, it was a time for celebration! And you kno-" Before he could finish his sentence an explosion rocked the entire building... "Younglings! Head for the tunnels!" Alright guys! Hopefully you guys survived that massive wall of text. You'll have to forgive my grammar my spelling. It's been a while since I've rp'ed and I figure I would start up again, so I decided to start with a bang. So this is Dragon's Nest. The goal for you guys is to simply survive. Make it out of the Tunnels and out of the Nest to the outside World. I'll explain the Legend. The Legend is a dragon's weapon. It manifests itself when they become strong enough, or during certain circumstances. Even though this is a modern setting you can still use weapons like swords and shields/lances etc. Everyone is going to start off unarmed. If you think quickly enough you will be able to come up with impromptu weapons and the like. Now then, I've explained what a Legend is. I'll now explain the other 2 things about the dragons. 1) Every dragon has a certain power. It doesn't have to be just elemental stuff like fire, ice, lightning, wind, etc. Your power could be telekinesis, or it could be the ability to see past events by touching an item. Be *creative*. Sometimes the most destructive power is a huge bane. You might have the power to transmute inanimate objects into food. Which is key for your survival. You don't need to have destructive super powers to be effective. 2) At a certain point, you will be able to assume your dragon form. However, you will not be a massive dragon can toss buses. You would be about the size of a football player and you'd be a great deal stronger/faster/resistant. But reaching your dragon form will be something that will take time or *very* special circumstances. With all that said, sorry if it seems like a lot, but I really wanted to try this type of RP out, and well, there is no time like the present. I will give you the option of playing a human, in which case, you do not have any powers. But you will access to better technology. You may not be able to participate in fights and everything else, but you're just as vital as the dragons. You both need to rely on each others strength to cover their weakness. Here is your character sheet. Race: Human or Dragon? Name: Age: (note, if you're in the school, you're probably no older that 15 ~16. If you're a human you can be as old as you want as you're not in the school) Power: (Can you control ice? Can you use a sonar like a bat? Can you make optical illusions?) Legend: (Is it a sword? A Shield? Is it an axe? etc) Bio: (Uh, I want something close to two paragraphs.) Appearance: (I would like a picture to accompany your character, but you can write if you want) There you guys have it, that is everything. I will post my character bio up here once everyone else signs up.