Sol, the city of the sun, radiant even in the darkness of night. While the moon shone in its lofty perch, and the stars twinkled beside her, the city shone brighter still. The sounds of celebration hardly ever died for none of its children needed food or wine or sleep. The fiddlers kept fiddling, the flutists kept fluting, the drummers kept drumming, and the dancers kept tapping their feet to the festive tune well into the dawn... and into the next night. Would that all societies be so carefree and unimpeded by any notion of evil as they. But the Shadows were creeping in. Nooks and crannies hidden from the city's light were beginning to grow darker. Dark desires were growing in men's hearts, hearts that had never known pain, anger, sadness hunger or even lust. And yet the fiddlers kept fiddling, the flutists kept fluting, the drummers kept drumming and the dancers kept tapping their feet to the festive music, none the wiser to the darkness that was knocking at their doors. Prologue - Darkness Gathers [Link to IC] We begin our journey with our characters, whether you be from Lune, Sol or Ignis, in the city of Sol, partaking in the debauchery. There are things going wrong here and there. Darkness that doesn't seem to get touched by light. Shadows moving contrary to how they should. But there's no cause for concern. There never was in the history of Elyne. Why start worrying now? But they are closing in and very soon, the world as we know it, will end in much screaming and gnashing of teeth. OOC Information! The following two are links to extensive OOC information about both the geography of Elyne and the Elynians themselves. Geography of Elyne The Elynians Regarding the types of Elynians, if you find that you might want to add one to the list, you must first run it by me and I will decide whether or not to approve it! The Tenebrae At this point in time, the Elynians still don't know about the Tenebrae. They are just strange shadows to them. However, there is a name for shadows in Elynian culture and it will be this name that they apply to the shadows. Some individuals might have different names for it, but the vast majority of Elynians would call them Tenebrae. During the events of Darkness Gathers, only four types of Tenebrae will be sporadically spotted by Elynians. Small, fleeting dots of shadows that tend to swarm, smokey shadows that vanish as quick as they appear, birdlike shadows that tend to flock together and follow a leader and finally, shadows that look normal, save for the fact that they move independent of a body. This might seem very vague, but that is intentional. This would be all you know and all your characters would find out within the span of Darkness Gathers. Character Tempate! Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Name: Gender: Apparent Age: Nation of Origin: (Sol, Lune, or Ignis) Type: (Refer to OOC post about Elynians) Appearance: Personality: Background: Profession: (optional!) [malk]Malkuthe's RP Standards[/malk] [malk]1. Proper Grammar and Spelling are a must![/malk] A few spelling mistakes here and there are totally forgivable. But if you give me a post that looks like it got raked over by a hen, we will have a problem. It doesn't take too long to use spellcheck. Use it! [malk]2. Quality and substance, please. Keep your standards high![/malk] There's a certain length that I like to see in posts to my RP, and every time you post less than two paragraphs when clearly more can be made, I shed a tear. ;_; If you want to see what kind of posts I absolutely love to see, check out , @DawnsLight, @Kisara, @Romulus, and @XC's posts in my RP Dwindling Glory - Lament of the Fallen. [malk]3. Invest time and effort into writing your best.[/malk] Don't join if you have a tight schedule that will keep you from making anything but rushed posts. Also, if pertinent things do come up in real life, NOTIFY ME. Nothing annoys me more than RP'ers who suddenly vanish.