GMs: Gowi, DruSM157, DeadBeatWalking "Advanced roleplaying should focus on developing interesting and complex characters that become part of plot-lines which catch the imagination and inspire the writer behind them to exercise creativity. It is mature, humorous, imaginative, tragic, terrifying, passionate, and rife with descriptive language and characters with real personality and relatable cares. Quality posting is far better than needless novels, yet one should never neglect detail when one feels the need. However, while word and paragraph requirements ought to be unnecessary, single paragraphs cannot contain enough detail to suffice." Okay! Here's the gist of it: Alright, I think given my moodlet as of late it would be a relatively good idea to build up a sort of interest check here. For those interested this would be in the field of adept/advanced level of writing. The role-play in itself would be an open sandbox with limited linear scripting. Alright, so the description tries to hatch you in due to the fact you like Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, which is not too obtuse as this type of game is inspired by something the likes of Sini and others did on other sites and I would like to take the time to acknowledge that and thank them. But… right, to business then. Fatal Souls as a concept is the struggle of medieval society, politics, and conflict; but I have taken the time to make this more than Westeros with another paint skin—but enough so the lore required to acknowledge isn’t exhausting and not to mention that I started designing this long before I read or saw the world of Westeros. Ultimately there’s a lot of room for a writer to forge and it is a big sandbox open to ideas. As a sandbox, I don’t want to demand who people are such as using any of the default great houses or whichever. With this RP there could be so much angles you’d want to write and that could vary from a sellsword story you want to tell, or a political upheaval arc, or something that your imagination has suggested that isn’t either of those two. The GMs role outside of tell their own respective stories will be helping guide the setting with linear events since the likelihood is we aren’t getting every great house of the main continent (Orlandis represents our Westeros). Of course, what you write may and will affect others. This isn’t an authoritarian show so everybody can create a possible outcome that has weight. If a former crowned prince is suddenly off in the ocean doing “stuff” then that will have impact. As expected player-on-player interaction, cooperation, etc. is all encouraged. Plot Even though this is a Sandbox there is Plot! These are the events either about to unfold or starting to: The North The East The West The South Eastern Hemisphere / Atularis Southern Hemisphere / Adadon “We have only seen one winter like this before, and it had us cross the Echoes while it was as hard as stone. This time another migration dawns, and it comes riding with swords and spears. Fewer and fewer of our scouts are returning, but those that do report the same, there rides a masked demon at the front of the horde, and they ride for The North.” - Edvard 'The Troll' Balkr Along the Northern coast, the crackle of forming ice dunes serve as a constant reminder of what is to come. Hundreds of years ago, the Black Winter froze the Sea of Echoes, allowing the Noririans of Vintarland to migrate across the icy wasteland to form a new life in Orlandis. Now, the Sea of Echoes appears to be freezing once more, and there is talk of a figure called "The Masked One" who leads many of the Vyntic clans of barbarians, and plans on bringing his people across the frozen sea. Although fought back for centuries, Northmen have only rarely had to face these savages on land, and never in large numbers and scouts report that his clansmen number into the thousands. “Terijas and Euritia have rivaled for years, as both have the blood of Dierk the Conqueror in their veins, and now it has hit its apex. Both go to arms, as if both of them seek conquest like their ancestor, as they hope to revitalize that accursed empirical throne…” - Ser Egon Vayle Description coming soon here. “May they cry like babes as we embark upon them and watch as we take back what is rightfully ours. The elements favor the bold and there are none bolder than we.” - Cathaoir 'The Cruel' Marlowe The words of the leader of the Stormbroken bite like venom as the known enemy to the realm, Cathaoir ‘The Cruel’ of House Marlowe prepares an assault of which has not been seen in hundreds of years. Looking envious of the remnants of the Hinterlands on the mainland, Cathaoir names himself “King” of the Stormbroken; a rare title for the druidic chiefs and clansmen who inhabit their land, one of which that hasn’t been seen nor heard since the time of an Empirical King of Orlandis. This is more than a raid of cultures, but a calculated show of power and something much more frightening: a stormbroken invasion. "They come in the light of day. First, they demand a fee for 'protection'. If you can't meet that fee, they slaughter you, take your wife for themselves, and sell your sons to slavers. That doesn't even compare to what they do if they come at night." - Moussa Black Few sellsword companies in The Verge can match The Ivory Hand. With a constant supply of recruits from Atularis, and a size comparable to a small army, the lack of knights has never been a problem in the south. The founder of The Ivory Hand, Ordono Qaizos, recently died in his sleep, making his second-in-command, Wilas Valian, the new leader of the company. There have been reports of the group extorting homeowners, shopkeepers, and even low lords of the south. They have started raking in exhorberant fees, as well as making large profits from selling captives and criminals alike to slavery in Atularis. More on this later. More on this later. Of course I'll compile more information for this and ultimately the OOC thread. So begin the uh... Q&A. Also, I have RP apps to write for in other RPs and stuff.