General Information First off I'd like to say it's good to be back after such a long time away. My time on this site was short before I moved and lost access to the Internet for such a long time, but it's good to see that everything I remember about this site is still in full swing. From my experience its always best just to jump right into Role-Play while getting acclimated to one's surroundings. So, with that in mind, I've decided to look for people willing to take part in a Role-Play I've wanted to do for a very long time. I look forward to all your responses and for the chance at Role-Playing with all of you. One Piece I've wanted to do a One Piece Role-Play for a very long time, but have just never gotten around to making one. I think the universe of One Piece and the lore therein are developed enough to allow an original story set within it. I always thought it would be cool to start a new story with an all original crew, in a world in which Luffy and his own compatriots never existed. It would be an entirely AU Role-Play, and while some of the more prolific figures like Gol D. Roger and Whitebeard, may exist most of the characters therein would be all original. Now that in itself creates a set of problems for Role-Plays of this sort, but I'm confident it could work if we had people willing to dedicate to the writing. Another facet of this I've always wanted to see was something on the more serious side. The Manga and Show of One Piece are fairly lighthearted, but it is a world of pirates. I'd like to see the other side of the story, the one in which pirates act like pirates. Of course our crew would still be a tad different, and the story wouldn't center entirely on pirate stuff, it would be nice for a darker tone to be present within the Role-play. The story itself with start in the East Blue, known the be the weakest of all the seas, on a large island of my own creation. There the first 'ARC' of our story will take place, in which our character actually decided to become pirates and venture out into the sea. I have planned out something along the lines of corrupt Marines or World Government officials begin the cause, but we can talk about it as we go. So, if anyone is interested just shout. Let's work this thing out and try to make a great story.