Leionas: City Born of DragonLeionas, unofficial capital to the world. Leionas, market centre of trade and export. Leionas, peaceful, prosperous, home. Leionas, the start to the end of magic as the world knows it. No one knows it, but it's happening, magic is changing. For hundreds of years magic has been a reality. The revolt, destruction, and hesitation is over. Nearly 99% of the world can do magic, and those who can't usually die before they're even five. It's commonplace, a peice of society that has woven itself into everything. School, religion, family, politics, games, sports, hunting, growing, even technology is slowly 'bastardizing' itself with the ebbs and flows of magic. It was a wonderful thing, sparking insight and creativity. It created unity, and question. WHy was there magic, and how? How had magic become a part of them, and if it had already been a part of them, what sparked it? To answer these questions, people turned to religion. The Dresiden were born, mainly out of fear, and rejected the magic. At first it was the majority, based off of a bastardization of the peaceful Christian religion. They feared magic, and distrusted anyone who used it. It was a religion based off hate, and fear. However, magic was neither violent nor optional- it was needed. With that and the isolation of the religion, it slowly became a much disliked extremist religion. Now in the modern day, the Dresiden are clique like isolationists. They don't involve themselves in politics or anything else, they set up their church wherever they are and usually stick to living all in the same area. The primary religion changed, Wicciah's took over and their peaceful religion with a deity of non-gender origin. This deity meant neither peace nor harm, and the Wicciah people's primary focus was not to worship it. It is a peaceful religion, that has most of the population today. Though the churches across cities and towns are not connected, they all have the same general system of hierarchy set up. They are run by the mages of the church, people who dedicate themselves to the religion and to magic, as it is a way to be closer with the Deity and each other. Mages are classified in classes 1-3, 1 being the most powerful. In Leionas, you go through 4 years of training after you come of age to be an official mage- meaning the youngest you can be as a class 3 mage is 20. From then you grow in class by merit. It is more difficult to move up the closer you get to class 1. A class 3 mage is of average strength and extraordinary training and is usually the age group of 20-46. A class 2 mage is of extra strength and a dedicated life of training, they are usually of age group 29-60. A class 1 mage is the most powerful at magic and the most knowledgeable as well. There are many tests to pass in order to become a class 1 mage and there are only about 20 or less in the entire Wicciah church. They are formidable, and your character (if you choose to be one of the ‘special’ people) has more raw power than them. However, you will not know more than them and their training makes them more skilled than you. This age group is from about 50 up. Class 1 mages have the highest rank to pull when meeting about how to run the church. It was 4067, when finally the world was calming down from the initial havoc that magic spread through the world. Population still easily at an 8th of what it once was, humans no longer feared extinction. Leionas wasn't born but Evah was- a small church town with around 30 happy families. It was attacked, violently, by a large dragon. The result was disastrous, though the mages of the Wicciah church fought as hard as they could. The dragon was eventually defeated, in a ferocious final blow by the mages that the Church would forever refer to as an act of god, the dragon died. However, the great beast wasn't defeated until after it had destroyed the town and many of its inhabitants. The citizens of Evah were devastated, and strong. They named their new home Leionas, as that was the spell they used to destroy the dragon. They moved, going down to the beach and making a marketing town. The placement of the city couldn't be better, woods to the North-West, great farming to the South-West, and the ocean to the East, serving as the Eastern border to the city. The 4070's were a time of travel boom, and being refugees and travelers themselves, Leionas became the home and refuge to those who had been nomadic for centuries. Their name traveled, and while governments were independent to small cities and towns, Leionas became the unofficial capital of the world. Even now, people will travel for months at a time with the hope of reaching the haven of Leionas. As far as the people of Leionas, they are a strong and large mixing bowl of cultures in a city where infrasture, re-birthed technology, and religion have returned. Infrastructure Leionas is a leader in infrastructure, having one of the only walled in cities of the world. With a government, military, and education system this city thrives and only grows day by day. The government provides many resources for the community, a large library, organized city market weeks every three months for trade, and much more. Ruled overall by 6 elected officials that serve one year terms, the citizens of Leionas have the stability of a well developed system of ruling as well as a protective military. The 6 representatives are: Mage Representative: This is the person who represents the Wicciah Church influence on the government, their goal is to represent the Wicciah people and this person is a mage. Miliatry Representative: This is the head of the military. Their focus is on keeping the city safe. Trade Representative: Their focus is controlling and conducting the trade in the city. They set up taxes and such on the imported goods and are in charge of making the trading weeks go smoothly. Education Representative: This is the person in charge of all schools that are government run, which is all but the schools within the Dresiden and Wicciah church. Their focus is on education. Engineering Representative: This is a representative who works to keep the city running. They are in charge of keeping the city maintained and the power/water/etc. running. They work with the government magicians closely. Citizen Representative: This representative is there solely for the focus of quality of life for the citizens and even though they have the same amount of voting power, they run the meetings and are viewed much like a city leader. The positions of these jobs are currently filled by the following people Mage Representative: John Touche, a 59 year old Class 1 mage Military Representative: Jamie Williamson, 27 (Reserved: @Ace) Trade Representative: David Treck, 45 Education Representative: Suzie Jackmonson, 24 Engineering Representative: Jesse Allweather, 33 Citizen Representative, Chair Leader: James Touche, 32, (@HelloBeautifulChild) OOC Note (Move your mouse to reveal the content) OOC Note (open) OOC Note (close) Anyone in this that doesn't have a person's @user next to them they are open to be taken. If you want one of them it is imperative that you keep track of everything that they've said and done so far. Other than that, post on the OOC, and make them your own! :) It's morning Saturday, August 12, 5082. In the past years everyone has agreed, Athiest, Dresiden, and Wicciah alike that something is changing. Where the Dresiden believe that years of magic and corruption will bring an end to the world, the Wicciah aren't sure of anything, except that change is coming. Athiests merely believe that, like the time when magic came, it is possible that an earth shattering change could be coming. Overall, with the exception of the Dresiden, the community is not worried. Many people around the world, all making their way to Leionas (either for the safety, community, or some other reason, they're all drawn to Leionas), had extraordinary amounts of powers. Few have thought much of it, and few have impressed anyone with it. Mostly, it's gone unnoticed. Magic is changing, but into what? OOC *MUST READ* (Move your mouse to reveal the content) OOC *MUST READ* (open) OOC *MUST READ* (close) Welcome everyone! The story and adventure begins now, aren't we all excited? If you found this and are interested, please, check out the OOC and submit a character sheet. For everyone who's on her, let's begin! Every once and a while I'll post a where we are, and I'll keep posting the date at the top of all of my replies. Current Character Sheet: Full Character Sheets (ALL) DRESIDEN Lilica Mason, 21, Hunter (@firejay1) ATHIEST Ethan Ralston, 16, Nurse: Training to be a Doctor (@SereneDeity) AGNOSTIC Rist Shiromori, 22, Military Personnel (@MissChoco) WICCIAH Mary Adams, 23, Researcher at Library, Specialization: Dragons and Magical History (@HelloBeautifulChild) James Touche, 32, Citizen Representative (Elected Official) (@HelloBeautifulChild) Alex Arc, 20, Shop Owner, (@MissChoco) Jamie Williamson, 27, Military Representative (Elected Official), (@Ace) Map: (LINK) RULES Updated *MUST READ* (Move your mouse to reveal the content) RULES Updated *MUST READ* (open) RULES Updated *MUST READ* (close) This is going to be an involved role play! Please keep that in mind when you sign up. If you do not post for a week without letting me know we will kill off your character or otherwise send them away. If you're going to be gone for a while I will work with you to get your character somewhere so that you're not slowing down the role play and won't miss out. No one liners! Romance is allowed and encouraged in this role play, it works in with my plot on the magic so it's something you're more than welcome to do but if you're going to get all steamy sex scene-y then put that part in a disclaimer and write so that people don't need to read the sex scenes if they don't want. Also, plan with your fellow role play-er- no rape is going to happen in this plot. I'm going to lead the plot, if you want in on the plot I have planned let me know. Be realistic, there is infrastructure and power but technology doesn't really include cell phones or internet. It's a steampunk-y vibe. Stoves are generally worked by magic as they don't connect to anything. Phone lines are used frequently, however, and they stay with the house they are at. Obviously, follow Iwaku's rules. If you read these, somehow involve your characters favorite color into the initial post. When you're replying to someone, use the quote feature in Iwaku. It makes it easy to keep track of conversation. Also use the @user feature frequently, if we all do this right it'll be easy to keep track of during. When elections come, I'm going to actually have everyone vote on who wins. Get excited, and if anyone feels like running for office, elections are November 12th and the only requirement is that you have finished primary school and are at least 16.