Coup de Gravy!
- Writing Levels
- Intermediate, Adept
- Preferred Character Gender
- Fantasy, Scifi, Mystery
- Follow the CS guidelines on the bottom. If you need any clarification, don't shy away from asking.
- Color-code dialogues "like this" in any colour you want. (However, keep in mind that most people use the default layout! So try not to use colours that are too dark.)
- Do your best to avoid meta gaming and power gaming.
- Short posts are acceptable-don't feel obligated to write extremely long posts on your own- but try to have at least one good paragraph that adds to the situation somehow.
- Try to post regularly - or if you can’t, try to keep in touch about your situation so we can plan accordingly.
- All IC posts must be written in third person.
- Romance is great! But if things get too 'heated' then please fade out and take it to PM's.
- No photos: for all character descriptions, use drawings, please. If you struggle to find anything, I could try to make something or give you some references to use.
Art credit to Min-Nguen
Welcome to the RP! This is a brief guide for what to look out for when creating your first character. First, I’d suggest going over the three places you can start from: Ithya, Enia, and Aepia. You can find information about these in the Lore page (along with most of the stuff we’ll be talking about here). Briefly: Ithya is a large commune of anarchists fled from Enia, Enia is a powerful and prosperous kingdom, and Aepia is another kingdom in the midst of a civil war. You can have your character be from any of these countries. After deciding on a name and general idea on what kind of character you want to play, it’s a good idea to build your character’s backstory, skills, and appearance around that core idea. Once that’s done...
The story starts as many do, on a prisoner transport airship headed toward a prison world. How were you caught? Were you a noble in the academy, showing off their abilities to their lowly classmates? Or perhaps you’re a royal whose polymorph birthmarks grew on their face, and the Templars finally had the gall to take you in. Or if you’re an Ithyan, were you out on Irve on an excursion? Or perhaps the Templars came to Ithya looking for trouble with the anarchists, and found you.
Next step, one of the most fun bits: What kind of extravagant magic does your character use? Are they acrobatic? In that case, perhaps they can use magic that helps them show that off! Are they a musician? Why not use magic like the magic bards do! Or perhaps you want to do something completely different with your magic, than your character’s past. Be creative! And remember, one school of magic isn’t necessarily one function, but simply a theme. That is to say, if your theme is time magic, you don’t have to be limited to slowing time. You can add any kind of magic that would be reasonable and thematically fitting. Say, one thing you could have as part of time magic is healing wounds, by restoring something small to its previous state. This doesn’t have to be through the manipulation of time, but rather applying the logic used to manipulate time to healing magic. Or a geomancer could alter their skin to harden like a magic stone armour, without necessarily using earth magic.
Do you want your character to start with the essence of a creature? If so, what kind of creature is this? Is it a canine beast, a sea serpent? Or is it a dragon? And what does the Sopia they have do for your character? Perhaps your character can now sprout wings, breathe fire, turn semi-invisible, see in the dark, grow giant claws, breathe underwater… Or perhaps you can turn into the creature! As a polymorph, these are your greatest advantages over those that imprison you.
[center][img]*Appearance image here* (If you have difficulty finding images, you can come to me. I might be able to help you find one, or draw one for you!)[/img] [font=Courier New][color=]*Name *[/color][/font] [/center] [spoilerbb=*Character Name*] [color=][b]Name :[/b][/color] [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Gender/Sex :[/b][/color] (whichever you prefer to mention) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Age :[/b][/color] [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Physique :[/b][/color] (Is your character ginormous? Tiny? Do they have horns, wings, tails, extra limbs, extra eyes…What’s their build like? Their height, weight, etc. No need to go into detail unless you want to!) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Backstory :[/b][/color] (Where did your character grow up? What events lead to them becoming who they are now? Go into as much detail as you feel is necessary, but don’t feel pressured to write an enormous backstory! Just try to have some substantial events about your character’s past that had an impact on how their personality developed! One question that’s worth answering is how they were caught as Polymorphs by the Templars? [If your character is from Ithya, refer to the character guide in the previous tab]) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Affiliation :[/b][/color] (Is your character part of an organization? Optional: If yes, what’s their role within that organization?) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Personality :[/b][/color] (This is usually the least fun part, but try to think of how your character would have turned out after living through their lives. This isn’t a strict guide for how your character will behave, as that will likely change quickly once you get a chance to test them out. Just write whatever you want here.) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Skills and Talents :[/b][/color] (Includes non-combat abilities as well. Does your character sing? Are they a good cook? Can they solve a Rubix cube in under a minute?! Go nuts!) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Schools of Magic :[/b][/color] (Describe the kinds of magic they specialize in. You can have 2-3 specializations, for fun combos. For details on how magic works, I would refer you to the Lore page [you can find a link at the top of the OOC page]. Otherwise, you can come to me with your questions!) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Sopia :[/b][/color] (Is your character a polymorph? If so, what kinds of Sopia do they have? What do these essences allow them to turn into, or what buffs/debuffs do they get from them? You can have one Sopia active at a time, but you can have up to two non-active Sopia.) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Gear :[/b][/color] (A musical instrument? Weapons? Notebooks? Motorbike keys? Clothes?) [indent] [/indent] [color=][b]Other :[/b][/color] (Anything else you want to mention? You can also make your own categories like this, if you want to expand on something specific, say, your character’s [color=][b]Relationships :[/b][/color]) [indent] [/indent] [/spoilerbb]