Manifest Anima: Planes Divided

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Celaira

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#1


Premise Race Overview What To Expect


  • The year is 2051 in the island metropolis of Ominar.


      

    Night hung over the ocean like a pall of roiling smoke, the gentle curls of pitch-dark brine batting it away for a brief second before it settled against the still surface again--a dance of two steps executed in rhythmic harmony. The motion of the waves breathed life into the dark, and it encroached readily across the glassine surface of the water until it broke upon the shore of a magnificent island. It lapped upon the shore like a second sea, buffeting the onyx black rock in its clamour for the distant brightness above, but finding no purchase, and sinking back to its lonely duet with the water.

    In stark contrast to the murky depths of the island, an effulgent radiance blanketed the distant beyond. Argent lights danced languidly across the glassy windows of the many skyscrapers that pierced the bustling city’s skyline, cavorting with the caliginous hues of night painting themselves where the light could not reach. Wind whistled between the buildings, bringing with it the briny scent of the surf that encompassed the island. Even at night, the city was alive with movement. Sights and sounds radiated from every which way, a unique symphony of cultures and races woven together into a sonorous tapestry that could only be found here, on the shores of the place called Ominar--humanity’s metropolis. A bastion of magic and magitech, and a haven to all three of the races: those born of chaos and discovery--Licentia; those born of order and stability--Prae; and those born somewhere between, with so many choices to make--Humans. A city born of a necessity for both equality and progress. Beneath the velvet blanket of midnight, everyone is equal: but the night does not last forever.

    Soon dawn cuts across the depths below and the sky above, smattering its dappled light across the breadth of Ominar. The atmosphere of the city shifted in its wake, from intrigue and mystique to something sterile and refined. In this city, in the harsh brightness of day, money spoke louder than the music of the night. Where cultures once danced together in a cacophony of color and sound the orderly shuffle of business now reigns. Though the streets are still filled with life and movement, it is a much different sort to that which dominates the night--when this city breathes, the world moves to accommodate it.

    Though the gentle lustre of the moon delicately frames the interplay of light and shadow, the coruscating sun is harsh, casting its shadow deeper down into the realm of murk and gloom. Beneath this veil the underbelly of the great city churns unending, feeding on everything the daylight scares away and pouring out misery and profit in equal measure. Ominar is a city of progress, built by--and for--those with drive and purpose. It caters not to the mundane, and it suffers not the indolent. And so, as with all things burningly bright, it casts a vast shadow--one whose presence is only made more terrible when weighed against the light it shuns.

    Extreme as the cycle may be, it is natural to Ominar. Every nook and cranny filled with shadow, every mote of light in the sky--these are simply part of something greater than themselves, simply part of nature. And yet, even in this great to and fro, there are foreign elements. The ebb of the tide brings with it something neither light nor dark--a vessel borne from faraway shores. Its passengers bear familiar faces, but harbour an unseen intent.

    As they step into the bounds of the city, as they alight upon its dock and climb its crested hill, they bring with them the beginnings of something else. A whisper of a wave whets its growing appetite upon the shore, rebounding with greater strength again and again and again.

    Though unformed as yet, it is wave that will leave nothing unchanged in its wake.

    It is your choice whether this tide wipes the slate clean for you to build an empire atop, or you resist its inexorable push and fight to preserve what is.

    How will you fare when history’s reins are thrust upon you?


  • The information below is but a primer, informing you to the races of Manifest Anima. There is much more where this came from!


    Humans


    Humans are still your generic fantasy race! They have the highest threshold for magic of the three races. Rarely, particularly powerful human mages are born with natural purple hair.

    Prae


    The prae are a humanoid race that hail from the realm known as Priscus. Prae share many physiological similarities with humans--including vital organs, cellular structure, and endocrine systems--but with a few key differences. Prae are born with a crystal that is located somewhere on their head (almost always the forehead, though exceedingly rare exceptions do exist) that draws in ambient vis from the environment. This sustenance of vis is required in addition to the caloric sustenance they would obtain through other methods, and prae biology is not well-suited to the consumption of vis-infused food or water, so the crystal is a vital part of their biology. The prae ostium is comprised of narrower channels than a human's, also, which leads prae to have reduced innate magical ability. Prae also have markings that occur naturally (originating from their crystal) and represent something important to them. Prae reach maturity at 18, and age slowly from there on out. Depending on the level of ambient vis available to them, they are capable of reaching up to approximately 800 years of age.

    Licentia


    Licentia are, at their core, beings of chaos and change. Where Prae dwell comfortably in the bedrock of Order, and humans soundly between the two, Licentia are never comfortable and never satisfied with the state of the world… almost as a rule. They are highly individual beings, with no two being quite alike, even within a given species. However, there exist certain things that unite them, no matter what form they take, what magic they wield, or what goals they pursue.





  • After a GM makes a plot post, we'll wait a week for everyone to make theirs! If you don't make it in a week, we'll keep moving forward--unless you let us know, and we're more than willing to offer you a little extra time. Try not to make it a routine thing, though, because other players rely on you to keep this whole story moving! You're an important piece of the puzzle we're all trying to put together.


    This is, first and foremost, a story that we're all telling. With stories comes growth. Whether that is growth as a person, or growth in power, wealth, or whatever flavour you might prefer, it is a story that is all yours to tell. Your character is important, and we invite you to tell their story along with ours; even if huge plot stuff is happening, your character's life can still have a role, and it should. Big things will happen--whether or not your character has more important things to worry about is up to you, and we invite you to take your plots where you want them to go."


    With the fantastic level of depth in the lore present in Manifest Anima, an equally incredible amount of creativity and variety is made possible. In addition to simply playing with the existing lore, there is always the option of building upon something or creating something new--we want you to be able to take ownership of aspects of the world. If you want to simply play with what we have that’s wonderful, and you are welcome to, but try to keep in mind that the option to make something new and fresh, is always open! Enriching the world and everyone’s experience in it is what we aim to do, and what we aim for you to be able to do as well.


    In Manifest Anima there is a strong focus on interaction, consequences, and player choice. It is designed to evolve with its players and while there is a plan, it can deviate wildly depending on how those involved interact with the world and the elements presented--or implied.


    Active and interactive GM team! We have three people who are genuinely dedicated to this project and want everyone to have a great time. If you’re having trouble, let us know, we’re there to help!


 
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Celaira

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#3
I'm glad you think so! <3
 

yoshua171

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#4
Feel free to level any questions you have our way :)
 

Ur Degaton

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#5
could I know a bit more about what the core purpose of this RP/Story is?
Are we playing as normal citizens of this city?
What's the end goal?
What exactly is the conflict our character's will face?
 

yoshua171

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#6
There is going to be large conflicts going on, one's involvement is somewhat up to them, but you will feel the ripples regardless. The plot itself is going to span over a larger and larger scope as things go on. Escalation and expanding on the previous things, revealing more and more aspects to the world.

The first arc is more like a directed sandbox, where you can do more or less whatever you want within reason and within Ominar. We will be around, helping people do fun things and making fun things happen ^_^

However, come the second arc, things will begin to change and spiral into action as events that occurred more in the background during Arc 1 culminate, the waves breaking over Ominar, as it were.

Answering what exactly the central conflict is would be rather...spoilery, so we'd rather not disclose exactly what/who you'll be facing. I'd say the core purpose of the RP, though, is to expand upon and explore the world AS WELL AS develop and progress the characters through an intricate and interesting plot--which will adapt and shift as the players interact with it. We've got plans, and we intend to hit certain points, but what the journey looks like is--to a fair degree--up to the players. We are but guides, helping you along, without getting in the way of your adventure :)
 

Ur Degaton

Ashes To Ashes
#7
There is going to be large conflicts going on, one's involvement is somewhat up to them, but you will feel the ripples regardless. The plot itself is going to span over a larger and larger scope as things go on. Escalation and expanding on the previous things, revealing more and more aspects to the world.

The first arc is more like a directed sandbox, where you can do more or less whatever you want within reason and within Ominar. We will be around, helping people do fun things and making fun things happen ^_^

However, come the second arc, things will begin to change and spiral into action as events that occurred more in the background during Arc 1 culminate, the waves breaking over Ominar, as it were.

Answering what exactly the central conflict is would be rather...spoilery, so we'd rather not disclose exactly what/who you'll be facing. I'd say the core purpose of the RP, though, is to expand upon and explore the world AS WELL AS develop and progress the characters through an intricate and interesting plot--which will adapt and shift as the players interact with it. We've got plans, and we intend to hit certain points, but what the journey looks like is--to a fair degree--up to the players. We are but guides, helping you along, without getting in the way of your adventure :)
Thank you for the explanation, I'm pretty interested in this and I have no doubt the world you guys are creating will be lore heavy, (which I like), I'll join and keep tabs on this
 
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Following. It sounds really interesting so far. Hope to hear more soon.
 

Luma

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Interesting. The genre is a plus for me, and your policies for running it are pretty darn great, so I’ll probably follow and see where this goes.
 

Celaira

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#10
Following. It sounds really interesting so far. Hope to hear more soon.
Interesting. The genre is a plus for me, and your policies for running it are pretty darn great, so I’ll probably follow and see where this goes.
If either of you have any questions, let us know, happy to have you on board! ♡
 

Celaira

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#12
Color me interested o:
 

Celaira

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#14
This seems pretty neat, I'll join in!
 

CorrosiveCherry

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#15
C'est moi~!
 

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I can’t promise involvement yet, but I’m very interested in the premise and setting!
 

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Red Thunder

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#18
By the by, how many players are you planning on? And what’s the writing level / quantity for each weekly post?
 

Celaira

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#19
By the by, how many players are you planning on? And what’s the writing level / quantity for each weekly post?
We have about 17 people in the discord who are at the very least thinking about making characters, including the GMs. As for quality of GM weekly posts, they'll be about the level that you see up above. Somewhere around 3-7 detailed paragraphs. For players, however, I believe our standards are 2+ detailed paragraphs per post!
 

Celaira

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