(Skip down to plot if you've read this from the other roleplay)
The land of Erstiria is, at first glance, a pleasant place to live, from the sprawling megacities to the quaint little villages that dot it's beautiful landscape. Every rose may have it's thorns and bad things still happen to good people, but being in a large era of peace, the everyday citizens are under the impression that things are more well off in today's age than it ever has been before.
Although the entire continent is under the control of Queen Frieda as part of the Erstirian Monarchy, the cities themselves are often treated more like city-states under their own commands and freedoms, the Queen more like a figurehead from their long begotten history of conquering on a global stage.
They know of ancient legends of dark beings who were the only ones who could threaten their might. However, as the saying goes, the Erstirian military pushed them far from their lands and destroyed the darkness once and for all, uniting the human race in triumph and glory. Whether these were truths, embellishments, or simple fairytales were up for debate, but the source of these tales still remains in their night sky. Their moon appears to be a jagged purple sphere of crystal; enough energy radiating downward to cast a purple hue on the world from which one could just make out the words of a book. It's said to hold untold evils trapped within it's massive form and is sending down the dark beings to rain ruin on mankind in order to get revenge, or perhaps, find out a way to free their master. Whatever the legends say, most people think that they're no threat to humanity now. However, lunar storms are occurring more and more frequently, like solar storms but radiating from the crystal. Is it a sign of things to come or just a harmless phenomenon?
Hidden from sight in this world exists a secret war still raging with these dark beings called the Luna, who aren't given a name by the general populace. In opposition to them are magical girls who are officially called Magia. Magia are often females born with a special light within them that can come out in the form of magic that can destroy Luna where all other mundane weapons fail. Weapons can also be crafted out of Magia's Light to be wielded by normal individuals, but only Magia tend to be powerful enough to put up a good fight regardless. Some people can develop a Magia's Light inside of them rather than be born with it, and this could also include males in very rare circumstances.
Distortions known as Lunar Planes open up all around the world and it's up to Magia, who can sense this distortion, to visit them and destroy any Luna inside who are trying to break free into the human world. If a Lunar Plane is allowed to develop large enough and open up then the world would be flooded with them and throw everything into chaos much like how things were in the ancient past. At the moment everything is under well enough control despite some losses faced by magical girls and their allies from time to time. As such, the incidents are small enough to cover up by the government and magical powers working together. Unfortunately, things are looking more and more grave with each passing day and they fear that this era of peace may soon come to an end.
There's secret plans to use Lunar Planes to begin a counterattack on the moon, but the logistics of this occurring is mind blowing and insanely risky, so as of yet there's no known way to cut them off at the source. As such, the best they can do right now is recruit more magical girls and train an elite team who may one day change the fate that is looming over their heads.
Magia, Luna, and Magi Wielders
Magical powers that these Magia and Luna employ are vast and become incredibly powerful, although a single individual is often limited to one type of magic such as fire. Some Luna are practically canon fodder while others are so dangerous that they require a full team of elite magical girls to take down. Ranks E, D, C, B, A, and S are used for both sides as a loose way to judge power, with S being potentially capable of wiping out a city and are very rare. E ranks are only as powerful as normal humans, or perhaps even worse. D ranks could defeat around 10 humans. C could take on 50. B is the first of the "elite" and could take on 200, while A can be compared to as many as 500. The cream of the crop, S, is compared to 1,000 humans, making them 100 times more powerful than D ranks. However, this ranking is not down like a science and highly open for debate.
Luna come in many different shapes and sizes, mostly monstrous but some look mostly human and can even have human-like intelligence despite most Magia not even aware of this fact, thinking them akin to mindless beasts intent only on destruction. Some of the smarter Luna have escaped the Lunar Planes on their own and try to blend in with humans for spying or otherwise.
Magia can transform by shrouding themselves in sparkling light, which coalesces into a suit and sometimes a weapon such as a wand or sword being the most common. Their suits often look very feminine and frilly but also incorporate a bit of their personality into it to change it slightly to even drastically from the generic version. Magical girls in their basic transformation are often D rank in power to start out. This basic suit is called Suit Level 1. It's possible to achieve an additional transformation called Suit Level 2 that makes them even more powerful, but this requires a lot of experience and raw power, not something a magical girl could even use for at least a year unless she was a prodigy. There's no known limit to Suit Levels, but each one is around twice as powerful as the last while requiring twice as much energy just to maintain, making it impractical to go too high. There are also Legendary Suit Levels that are unique to the individual and don't go by this power scheme or energy maintenance, instead being more up to the individual suit what it's like.
Transformations don't always work out, especially if they don't properly focus. Some prefer to dance while it's taking place in order to keep their mind clear from outside distractions. The transformation would last an average of six seconds but some can limit the time to a near instantaneous flash of light if they're especially gifted. If it lasts over twenty seconds then the odds of success fail rapidly and the light eventually disperses, wasting their energy. It's nearly impossible to see through the light of a transformation if done properly, preserving the modesty of the girl in question when her old clothes vanish in exchange for her new attire. The normal clothes automatically appear again once the transformation ends willingly or unwillingly (through lack of control over it, unconsciousness, etc.) without needing any additional energy.
Magia's Light seldom lasts when cast outside of the body unless the Magia focuses on it. However, certain magical girl have a special power that allows their light to be forged into weapons to be used by others in a far more permanent state. They can create anything from swords to bullets. This power is very rare and most of them are employed by the government to equip certain elite individuals. These individuals are called Magi Wielders. Because most Magia by far are female, if men also want to participate then they resort to this method, but they are still not very common due to the cost in time and energy to equip a Magi Wielder.
Magical Team Starlight is formed in an effort to help combat the Luna threat as part of a secret organization based in a massive city known as Neo Vetrice. However, through luck and whit, Luna were able to infiltrate their ranks and are attempting to destroy it from the inside. These two Luna, a humanoid and her tiny monster companion, up against a large team. Odds are against them, but they have a cunning and secrecy that's not to be underestimated. The girls are Starlight are in for far more than they bargained for...
1. This is for me and WeepingLiberty. There's another roleplay for magical girls that could start up but I'm kind of busy right now to do another one so that one is on hold.
Reminder rules carried over from the other thread:
2. You cannot do anything to other people's characters without their permission such as killing or controlling them.
3. Don't keep the other person waiting more than a week on a post. You can ask, with good reason, for extensions from time to time.
4. Posts should be at least a decent paragraph and readable. Some shorter posts and typos on occasion is fine but we should be able to see effort in what you are writing.
5. No rules that break other Iwaku rules and obvious stuff such as be polite.
6. I can come up with additional rules as the need arises but will be fair. If you guys agree that a rule of mine stinks then I will not resist changing it.
(Your do not need to keep words in parenthesis in your posted sheet, these words being there simply to explain stuff to you)
Human Sheet: (If your character is a Luna you don't need Age, Gender, or Backstory but can include them)
Name- (Fantasy names are allowed due to being in a different world)
Age- (Magia can be very young to upper teens before they start loosing power, although some rare ones maintain power.)
Gender- (Male Magia are allowed, but being rare they'd be among the chosen few)
Type- (Magia, Luna, Magi Wielder, Normal)
Appearance- (Written or pictures)
Transformation Appearances- (If Magia)
Powers- (If Magia or Luna)
Backstory- (Feel free to make up certain aspects of the setting to come up with this such as smaller town names and such)
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