I want to run a forum or chat (likely chat, as forums don't appeal as much) RP based in a kung-fu-esque monastery set in my own world. The focus will be on attaining enlightenment and will have lengthy processes at the monastery for character learning and growing as well as tests of cunning, puzzles, riddles, mysteries, and challenges of patience. There will be opportunities for quests and peril, but the focus will NOT be on saving the world or fighting or material gain. You are here to unravel the mysteries of the self and the divine. There are a lot of gods and philosophies, and you get to work it all out. What this is: -- a monastic roleplay with elements that differ from traditional earth monasticism -- a chance to build and develop a really complex character -- a fantasy setting where anthros, humans, and all genders can all join. -- a chance to make a big splash in a bigger ocean (metaphor) -- a philosophical opportunity of a lifetime. -- something that requires GM approval of characters. -- something that requires serious and mentally mature players. What this is NOT: -- Christian, Buddhist, Shinto, or any other earth world religion. -- Kung Fu Panda -- like a movie -- a superhero scenario -- a Naruto/DBZ/Anime setting -- a screw-around RP -- for kids, 18+ in body and mind please. -- as boring as you might think. Give it a chance. If you're interested, please say so. We can discuss it further if you wish, though I'd prefer that you request chat time with me rather than bog down the response list.