ADDITIONAL INFO Lore of Aereos

ShiroKiyoshi

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Weclome to the Land of Aereos!

This page will be used to tell you everything from the lore of the land to how the game will work. The first few posts will be for lore. How the schools were formed, why the world is the way it is, and how we adapted in it as humans. Following that will be how you can use this information to create a bunch of characters; character background classes, abilities, and all of that jazz will be explained.

Any other info I add later on such important NPCs and whatnot will most likely be given a separate thread so that people can always come back to this like an instruction manual.

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ShiroKiyoshi

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The Schools
Built while the other masses were panicking these schools were led by military forces of the old world. Captains and generals sought to understand their new foe and crush it. The idea was to build a barracks and slowly teach the monsters that these forts were harmless to them as ant piles were harmless to us. The structure started out small and unnoticeable so that they could track the monsters and study their behaviors. Then they went hunting, failed, recruited more members, and restarted the whole process.

They did this over and over again. Year after year and each year that passed the new generation got considerably stronger. The magic that had been poured into the world was seeping into them. With this it became easier and easier to suppress the beasts, but as humanity took their chance to expand they started to meet the beasts who had also become stronger, hibernating and soaking in the magic of the world, and it was a fatal blow to their ranks.


Arguments, pointing blame, greed, all of it led to the splitting of the barracks. It split into three ways. Elkhorn Academy became the main barracks while two more that left the small city-state of a school went off to start their own cities. The first to get started out of all the chaotic groups in the world became known as Beastial Academy. The final one had a bit of a rougher start. The area they had chosen was plagued with small name groups fighting to become someone, but Draco Academy came in with full force and added them to its ranks. Together these three academies made up the schools of the world and were the last bastions of government in the northern hemisphere.

Over the thousands of years they have been alive they have managed to spread their influence and conquer smaller cities. Now they remain a super power among different smaller countries.
 

ShiroKiyoshi

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Elkhorn Academy
Elkhorn is famed for being the first bastion of hope and their symbol of the school used to be a pair of antlers to symbolize rebuilding, but it has since been changed to that of a fox mask to represent death as he graduated from their school. Yes, death studied at Elkhorn and they boast about it, he also visits frequently, so Elkhorn became uber famous for this. It wasn't just him actually a lot of heroes have graduated from this school and it allows Elkhorn to cast a giant shadow over the other schools.

Other than this Elkhorn Academy is the size of a small country. So obviously not all of it is a school. Extending from the school is everything you would need to fight off a monster from alchemists to weaponsmiths. After you leave that area you will start seeing farms and cottages scattered about. Then more military structures layered throughout them like balistas, towers, wizard circles, etc. Food is valuable so it is guarded heavily anywhere you go. After this you will find that its just barracks and housing mixed with small stores here and there. Elkhorn does not like to build tall anything so must of their buildings are limited to two story facilities as they get farther and farther from Elkhorn Academy.

As you near the walls of Elkhorn you will start to find the bars and dives that most of the world spends their time in. They are considered expendable and most of the people you find there know how to fight.

Chance at Stardom
Heroes of Aereos have been churned out of Elkhorn like it is a business. Newsflash it is. Elkhorn attracts would be adventurers from all around the world to its walls with the help of the rep it creates by making top-class fighters and adventurers. They are known for their "D-Day Exams" which pits students against each other in ruthless battle and for being the only school to take in children who are cursed. These students who are cursed are often cut off from magic and given other forms that resemble the monsters that cursed them. Death graduated Elkhorn as a cursed student.

Graduating from Elkhorn will ensure you get;

  • Combat Background
    • This person has trained extensively to be a fighter. They live for combat and should the time arise it might be best to let them go in first.
  • Historical Background
    • This person has graduated from the academy where Death himself studied. They have delved into the history of the world to find out how this occured. Trying to figure out what an item is, where a location is, or some significant structure might be in their wealth of knowledge.
  • Prestige Background
    • This person enjoys the life of Elkhorn where everything is properly maintained and organized. There are zoning rules, ways you sit at the table, and all that jazz. When you need to not look like a bandit consult them.
 
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Bestial Academy
Beastial Academy is built underground, its why it was so easy for them to get started. Everyone knew the world was out of whack. Plants never stuck to a normal cycle or rate of growth, raindrops doubled in size or went sideways sometimes, the world was insane, but when Beastial Academy decided that underground base would be easier to expand from they had no idea that the underside of the world had become hollow. The crust of the world is only about 5 to 6 miles thick. However, being exposed to the center of the world presented new problems. Gravity.

In all of the parts where Beastial Academy dips beneath the surface gravity increases to the point where its like carrying a full on army bag just to operate. Beastial Academy kept this information to themselves for the longest time and used it to slowly creep up on enemy factions and decimate them. They then just added their bases to theirs until they had spread over a larger portion of the world. Now that they've become so large word slowly leaked out that they operate underground, but to actually see what they've accomplished with a mix of magic and science over a thousand years would baffle your mind.

Anywhere students are taught is built right underneath monster danger zones and with the magi-tech the world has now gravity is no longer an issue. Students operate normally in their day-to-day lives at the school. However, all other facilities are located above ground. Things like stores and housing are kept tightly together connected by bridges and portals. The entirety of any city is basically one giant building. These mega buildings are then protected by magical barriers maintained by graduate acolytes.

The Result of Research
As I said it is now one thousand six hundred years after the events of Heavenfall. So in a place where magic exists we are far ahead in terms of technology. Phones, guns, vehicles, and all the sorts of items that you would see in today's Earth you can find in today's Aereos. However, Aereos' items come with enchantments and design concepts geared toward combat. Everything you touch in this world has a way to aid you in apprehending men or capturing monsters.

All of this advancement is mostly the result of Beastial Academy's research. Being underground they have an even closer connection to mana. With this connection they have made all sorts of advancements. First off most students graduating from this academy have a higher knowledge of magic and beast tracking. Being right under the beasts helps them study them.

So anyone from this school will automatically acquire;

  • Scientific Background
    • When it comes to gadgets and devices this person has the knowledge to help you figure them out or give you a clue as to what they are.
  • Beastial Background
    • This person is a student of Beastial academy and knows their way around the ways of beasts and how they interact with magic. Follow them in monster territory.
  • Magic Background
    • This person is comfortable with the nonsensical rules of magic. For things that seem arcane or strange it might be best to consult them.
Arms Dealing
Being the biggest on research they are also the biggest arms dealers and most unconquered territories around them by need for survival are also arms dealers. They trade in all weapons, devices, and vehicles. In this world money is not the only way to trade, you can trade with other items, information, or even people (for various purposes). If you are short on the cash to purchase something there are always other ways to acquire it -- some not legal -- so don't give up.

However, to give you a gist on some of the weapons and gizmos of the world;

Weapons​
Gizmos​
Vehicles​
Snipers that operate on their own through the use of magic or with scopes designed to ping specific beasts.Smartphone that allows you to call people and take a pictures. This can also track any device with a tracking program on it if you can access the correct IP and/or magic channel.Electrically/gas powered vehicles are not as common as magic is easier to come by, but sometimes you will see electric/gas because it doesn't wear the driver out as much.
Shotguns designed to track or even stun as opposed to wound. Some have been quoted to silence an Acolyte's connection to mana.Some things in the world like portable game consoles provide real simulations. They offer stress relievers and non-dangerous experiences with monsters. Don't underestimate what they can teach you.Auto packs that allow users to glide using their magic. They are often wing like structures fitted to the back. They can be outfitted with weapons.
Normal rapid-fire sub-machine guns and your standard assault rifles or suited up versions with custom scopes.Laptops are not often personally owned, but they can be if you make them. They are directly connected to school facilities or out-of-territory networks. Those connected to the schools use both data and mana, but those outside of them use mana because its harder to track.Realm drives allow for transportation into an ethereal plane. This is not often vital, but people have used it to see Death. It is not ideal to use these unless for some reason you have to.
Swords designed with magnetic blades to make deflection easier or made of mana to make concealing them easier.Watches are often used to simulate one feature of other gizmos on the fly.There are also other simpler things like hoverboards, bikes, and skateboards. Don't underestimate the use of items that need less power to operate.
 
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ShiroKiyoshi

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Draco Academy
Draco Academy comes from the merging of other lesser clans. They have an extremely diverse world and walking through it you can see where ideas meshed. Such as dome roofs and a square base or people walking in mixed fashion. Draco Academy is also not one giant city like Bestial and Elkhorn. Its spread all over to make it easier for people at the ends of its world get trained on how to survive.

Another good thing to note not all of Draco Academy gets along. Some people still raise their banner alongside Draco's banner in their home. You might even see someone from Eka wandering around Draco, but given Eka is treated like an urban myth you can never be sure.

Draco has no format when it comes to its citizens and their shops/homes, but its military is strategically placed to deal with its people rather than the monsters outside. Since become so large Draco leaders noticed that the hostility of the monsters declined, but the violence within its borders increased. So cops are not obvious to point out and will seize you at a moments notice. Its helped some, but still everyone in Draco wants to be a hard-ass for one reason or another.

Melting Pot of the World
Draco being built the way it is makes it prone to crime, but also as a common location to hold meetings and gatherings of the local territories and even larger ones. It is often seen from the outside as a place where refugees can blend in and live carefree and as a solace for some outlaws. Here its never like the whole world is against you, but more so just the specific groups you've pissed off so keep that in mind. The school is not anything special, but work is found a plenty here. They always need more officers and hired personnel to help keep the streets safe.

Those who grew up here will have;

  • Insight Background
    • This person has been around people of all sorts. Profiling may be bad, but only if your bad at it and these people are not. You can trust what they tell you about a person if they aren't lying.
  • Diplomacy Background
    • This person is used to feuds breaking out and getting out of hand. They know how to dissolve a problem before it goes south. Best to let them do the talking.
  • Criminal Background
    • This person is a sneak. They know how to hack, steal, and who other criminals are. You need something done not in the face of the law then give them a call.
 
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ShiroKiyoshi

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  2. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Anime, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Action/Adventure, and Dark. Sometimes I like to do Edgy things, but it has to be played out right to work for me.
Birth of Anarchy
This mythical place is full of wondrous tales of adventure, heroism, tyranny, politics, and murder! It is 1600 A.H. (After Heavenfall), a disaterous event that decimated the world as we knew it. Aereos celebrates six deities who control different aspects of life. They are; Purnama the deity of time, Kusuma the deity of the elements, Mega the deity of the stars, Tirta the deity of the mystical arts, Nur the deity of the finer arts, and Tri the deity of Order. For a time each of these deities had a statue around the world and clans of warriors were inspired to build up around them and defend them.

These various warriors did well to defend their homes from invaders seeking the power of the statues, but eventually the clan of Dark Sun was overcame after a previous event had made them shorthanded. Slaughtered by assassins they fell and with them the statue of Tri. Little did humanity know that the statues were the physical bodies of the deities and as Tri's statue started to plummet to the ground his power spiraled out of control. With no body to run to his power exploded with tremendous force into the sky before returning back to the mortal realm with double the force.

The impact of Tri's soul being let loose unraveled the rules of magic, time, and space. The other deities had to put down their sibling in order to restore balance to the world, but they could not undo the damage he had done. In his absence the world was overtaken by monsters and man -- being unprepared -- was pushed back to the far corners of the world. There they studied the monsters from afar and the mana of the earth to figure out how to survive. During this time other groups saw their opportunity to rise in the chaos and the clans were born;

Raven
Eka
The Schools
The Raven clan was formed before Heavenfall. They were a group of assassins among many that took pride in breeding fearless soldiers. Teens would be cast to the wild and try to survive, if they were successful, they came back to earn their wings and were taught as a fledgling Raven.

They are a very organized group and it is often said that if you see on Raven their flock is nearby. Raven's enjoy a pseudo-high society life. They work for anyone for coin and pool that coin within their clan. So wherever they have established a base of operations is well maintained like a city.

Raven's are identified by white and black garbs. They have no uniform. Only colors. They each carry a ring on their person that lets them identify themselves to each other.
Eka was the first clan to emerge from the fires of chaos. While everyone scurried around and tried to salvage what they could of society these crazy bastards went on a rampage. At first it was one person leaving the name in blood, but then Eka started to be in more place than one. Eka is everywhere and nowhere. You never know when they are near of if it is near.

Eka's symbol is Tri's golden wheel of order with a crack in its top right.
See The Schools.
 
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ShiroKiyoshi

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  2. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Anime, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Action/Adventure, and Dark. Sometimes I like to do Edgy things, but it has to be played out right to work for me.
CHARACTER CREATION!
Wooooooooooooo!

(I have been waiting so long to get here. Took too dang long to write all of that.)
Character creation! The idea behind my character creation is that you will have no knowledge of each others characters beyond what you would find on an ID card (which I will be making while you RP). All other information like their backstory and abilities etc. Is going to be sent to me in a PM that I will make with you. It is important I make the PMs for organizational purposes. I will explain each part of the Character Sheet (CS) in depth for what I want.

Name
I need their full legal name which will be given to me in a PM. What all other players will see is the name they go by. Heads up! Draco citizens can even bypass the GM and not give a legal name.


Age
Sorry no one under 19 here. We don't want to send kids out into the world and hope they survive (though we used to do that).

Birthplace
Where were they born? Did they grow up there or did they move to an unowned territory or to another academy? Did they like living there? What do they love or hate the most about it?

Clan
You can make up your own, but it will become a part of the world and I will use it where I see fit. However, it will be entirely up to you. You also do not have to belong to one. Places like Elkhorn barely even have clans in them.

Graduated
What school did you graduate from? If Elkhorn did you ever communicate with a hero? Was it Death? Did you piss of Death off or try to mess with him?

Abilities
Free reign. We have magic. We have technology. We have curses with transformations. Think of anything. Damage and Debuffs/Buffs will be handled by me based on your description of what the ability does.

Skills
Your character's age determines what they know. For every ten years after 15 they get to know two more skills. This means people under twenty five have learned and mastered only two skills. I will provide a list, but most basic things you can think about exist in this world.

Weapons
Not everyone knows how to use everything especially in a world where devices have all sorts of functions. You've learned how to use one item, maybe a sword, but you learned with a mana sword so you can wield those effectively. However, while you may be able to swing a magnetic sword like a mana sword you won't know how its functions beyond a sword work. Tell me what weapons you know how to use generally (you get a max of two) and what item from each of those weapons you know how to work (you get one per weapon type or two if you only choose one weapon type).

You are allowed to make weapons. Tell me their function and what kind of weapon it is. "Sword" is a weapon type. "Mana Sword" is a sword type weapon. If a weapon is concealed it will not be on the CS all other players see, but if it is visible like a rifle or broadsword then it will be.

Vehicles
You have to have a scientific background to have a vehicle that uses mana or electricity. This vehicle can be whatever you want. All other characters are limited to mechanically powered or gas powered vehicles. Describe how many people the vehicle can carry, if it has armor, and if it has weapons. I will handle its speed.

Gizmos
There are so many gizmos in the world. The list I gave you really was just an example. I found items around my home like speakers and phones and rethought how they could work if magic existed. Gizmos are typically small, but could be as large as a TV. Tell me what they are and what they do. Anything goes and I will limit it if I cant see how to balance it. Also tell me if they are concealed.

Home
Do you own a home or base of operations? Where? This is an honest question as some people live on the road and shower in public baths. Some people just go where the money is and prefer not to worry about home and some people want something to return to. Which one is your character?

Backstory
This world has many different facets to it so if you have any questions feel free to PM me. A discord will be up shortly so you can use that as well. Each player will be given a private channel so that info I don't want getting out doesn't get out. Here is where you are going to make the people who were vital in your life known. Whether they were good or bad I want to know how the world shaped your character. How did they deal with monsters and the occasional territory war? Have they been hit by crime or dabbled in crime? Have they been lucky and lived a mediocre life? What is this character's deal? The less info you give me the harder it is to make this story feel personal to you. I have no length for this. I want enough to understand the character. I'll let you know if you need to give me more.