CHARACTER SHEETS In Iwaku World, you are allowed 3 powers in your character sheet. These must be ranked from Primary to Secondary to Tertiary. Powers in Iwaku come from one of 4 styles, or energies, which exist at different levels in different parts of the world. Some areas of Iwaku will strengthen certain power styles, whilst some will weaken them. The four styles are: CONFLUENCE - Anything based on science and realism. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Confluence is a power-source based on the laws of physics and narrative - two systems which heavily control the story-world that is Iwaku. By "laws of narrative", this means the realistic telling of a story. Confluence stops unexplained things and random events from ruining the plot-line, and ensures total realism. The weakness of Confluence is that you are subject to that same rules of realism and can often fall foul of them. The greatest user of this power was Asmodeus, who was able to create an area of effect that removed all unnatural powers from his enemies. He was also unable to be defeated by anyone who had not suffered and earned the right to be a true hero. But in the end it destroyed him, as his own Confluence powers took away his wings and made him vulnerable to the blade that killed him. Confluence hot spots include Dystopia and the South Gate, where events are ultra-realistic. Examples: Any realistic firearm and combat training; Any non-magical biological ability for your race that can be explained by scientific laws; Anything that enforces cause and effect. REALITY-BENDING - Anything that can't be explained. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler If Confluence represents the story, then Reality-Bending represents the re-writing of the story. Reality-Bending is where things happen without logic or cause. It is similar to Chaos Theory. The power comes from sheer will and random desire. The weakness of Reality-Bending is similar to Confluence, in that you can become the victim of your own powers if you let the chaos get out of hand. The greatest user of this power was Paorou-Sama, who was able to save parts of the old Iwaku and keep them behind the Mirror as the Realm of Insanity. He now rules there according to nothing but his own whims, but suffers from the fact that he cannot exist beyond the Mirror because of the amount of Reality-Bending he has performed. Reality-Bending hot spots include Insanity, where surreal and illogical events happen on a daily basis. Examples: Anything that seems to come out of nowhere, like returning from the dead, summoning bizarre objects, making things happen without reason. Or exploiting narrative rules, such as strolling out of a building because explosions only happen when the hero is running from it. DREAMWEAVING - Anything that uses magical power sources. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Dreamweaving is more along the lines of traditional magic. It is a power drawn from realms beyond the physical world, including the elemental planes, the realm of the dead, the shadow planes, heaven, hell, past, future, and so forth. A Dreamweaver must tap that power and draw it into his own world before shaping it into something of use. The weakness of Dreamweaving is that it requires a link to the other realm. This link can be severed, hijacked or go haywire if your channeling is disturbed. The greatest user of this power was Rory, who was a master of time-travel, dream-walking and invocation. His greatest feat was summoning the Goddess of Iwaku into mortal form - a feat for which he earned his place as King of the Realm. Dreamweaving hot spots include Temple Island, where the ancient magics of Iwaku provide a near-limitless reservoir of elemental, ethereal and temporal power. Examples: Necromancy, Shadow-manipulation, elemental magic, holy powers, infernal powers, shape-shifting, spontaneous healing. SOULARTS - Anything drawn from the soul. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler If Dreamweaving is the power from beyond, then SoulArts is the power from WITHIN. It is based upon the soul, the powers that are deep within the essence of who you are. The lesser known of the styles, SoulArt powers are often channeled through emotions and desires, and can range from empathic healing to hateful telekinesis. They can also manifest in Soul-Blades: weapons that literally embody a user's soul. The weakness of SoulArts is that it comes completely from your own body, so if you are injured or drugged or unconscious, those powers can be interrupted. It is also based upon strong desires, so your emotions must be in tune with what you want. The greatest user of SoulArts was Porg/Jack, who was able to tap a huge range of powers from within his soul, helping him to achieve feats of heroism according to his heart's desire. SoulArt hot spots include the Forest of Anirune, which was created by strong and sympathetic desire and is now home to the SoulArt master, Jack. Examples: Second chances, lucky breaks, inhuman endurance, regeneration, great speed, heightened senses, berserk triggers, mind-affect powers. CHARACTER SHEET Name: (We prefer you to play your avatar - i.e. your persona on Iwaku). Race: Faction: (If affiliated with a cult or business) Place of Residence: Appearance: Personality: Drivers: (What motivates your character. What do they want? What are they running from? What cause are they following?) Equipment: (Including anything stored elsewhere) Strengths: (What are you good at?) Weaknesses: (What lets you down? YOU MUST HAVE WEAKNESSES!) Primary Power: (Including category it falls under) Secondary Power: (Including category it falls under) Tertiary Power: (Including category it falls under) Background: (Try to be concise) Commendations: (Leave this blank. ONLY Mods can write in this spot, and they will use it to add any rewards or new powers that you have earned. If you have roleplayed well or have a history in the Mythos, then your commendations will reflect this.) Please refrain from posting until your sheet has been given the GREEN LIGHT symbol by either Myrnodyn or Asmodeus.