IC: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/rwby-grimm-world.62434/ Alright here's a RP based off of RWBY. It will take place at the same time as the original RWBY story line, but the original RWBY characters, don't exist (Except the enemies like The White Fang, Roman Torchwik, Cinder Ect Ect.) The RP will be going through a story line which i have created, but at the same time you will be going through your normal lives and classes of Beacon Academy. The Story Humankind was formed from the dust of creation, a byproduct of a time long past and forgotten. Not long after, mythical creatures of darkness referred to as the Grimm appeared and were intent on destroying Humanity and all it had made. However, with man displaying ingenuity, resourcefulness, and passion, they found a powerful substance that granted the user the power of "Nature's Wrath," and appropriately named this spark of hope "Dust," after that which they themselves were born from. The use of Dust helped to drive off the creatures of darkness and secured the continued existence of Humanity. That said, it's also true that even the most brilliant of lights eventually fade, and the dark will eventually return to finish what it started and destroy Human civilization; furthermore, if Humanity relies on strength or Dust alone, then it will not be enough to defeat the Grimm a second time. Instead, it's believed that victory will come from something that is long forgotten: a "smaller, more honest soul." It is your and a few other students First Starting year at Beacon Academy, in which you will learn more about Grimm, Aura, Semblance, Dust, alongside being introduced to Combat, Tactics, and Leadership. All to become Hunters and Huntresses. The Setting You and a few others have just landed in one of the many landing pads to Beacon Academy, in front of you stands a large castle like school building. You have been instructed by the Headmaster and his/her Assistant to head to the barn, where you will be allowed to interact with the other students for a few hours before heading to bed. Once you are awake you are to head towards the Rocket Locker's and get your weapons. Afterwards you are to meet at the launch pads on the cliff overlooking Emerald Forest where the Headmaster will explain your initiation. Character Sheets Each person is given two points towards their Weapon or their Semblance. A Semblance is a special ability that your character can do thanks to their Aura. Each point you put into your weapon lets you add another Form to it. For example, if you put all your points into your weapon you can have 3 forms for it, 1 default form, and 2 secondary forms, For example, A Default form of a Bo-Staff, that can change into a Sniper Rifle, then can change into a Tonfa-Shotgun hybrid by collapsing in on itself. Each point you put into your Semblance gains you a new Semblance for your character. For example, you put all your points into your Semblance which you choose to give yourself a Strength Semblance which gives you Hulk-like strength, and a Fire Semblance, which allows every hit you do to also hit them with fire or launch fire from parts of your body in different shapes and forms with different effects if Dust in Fog or Dust form are hit by said fire. If you do put all of your points into your weapon for the 3 forms then don't worry about not gaining your Semblance, because a Semblance is your Aura Ability, you will eventually get a Semblance (only 1) much later on. (possibly 3rd or 4th year, or during an event that happens much later on) Also if you do put all your points into your Semblance then your weapon will not be gaining any other weapon forms at all. So if you do put all you're points into your Semblance then it's best to have your weapon have both Ranged and Melee capabilities (Like Yangs Shotgun Gauntlets). But over time your Semblance/'s will get stronger or you can possibly gain a new one. Name:(Can be anything but can relate to a color like in the show too) Age: (Can be between 15-17, if character is 15 then you must give a reason why they were accepted a year early. Remember the character you create is starting their First year in Beacon.) Faunus or not: (Faunus are basically people with Animal like aspects (For example, Cat Faunus have cat ears and a tail.) But be aware that most humans discriminate against Faunus because of The White Fang, only a few humans don't, but almost all Faunus despise The White Fang because of this. If you choose to be a Faunus be aware that Attempted bullying and other such things may happen at Beacon. Which is one of the only schools for Hunters and Huntresses that accept Faunus and the Teachers and Staff don't discriminate against.) Aura Color/Object: (You're aura can be a simple color or a colored object, for example a regular white aura or a Red Roses/White Roses Aura) Weapon Appearance/Capabilities: (Describe you're weapons appearance and what it can do, If you put points into it for multiple forms describe those too(Be as descriptive as possible, adds to RP). You can also have a max of Two weapons (Unless their quad weapons like Pennies 9 Swords that she can control with her Wire control and Telekinesis Semblances while her weapons only have 1 form that when controlled properly she can fire giant green beams with Green Dust in crystal form in each swords hilt), but it must be understandable (like a sword and shield) but only one of those two weapons can change forms, Unless their pairs (like a pair of pistols, or swords), in which both gain additional forms to use, If you want/can the you are allowed to upload pictures, but you must upload all of it's forms appearance's too, and it must be believable (like a Bo-staff that can split into a pair of Shotgun-Nun-Chucks, of course the shotguns are much smaller than normal Shotguns though).) Appearance: (What you look like, if you want/can then you're allowed to upload a picture. Please be as descriptive as possible, adds to the RP.) Past: (You're characters past, you obviously don't have to upload their Entire past, but enough to give them character that others will find obvious/un-obvious while you keep the darker secrets to your self. This is to keep them for surprises.) Personality: (Your characters personality.) Favorite Dust to use with your weapon: (Could be in dust form, Crystal form, or Gas form, and keep in mind that different Dust have different effects on your weapon and it's capabilities. The colors of the Dust add even more to this effect.) Semblance: (Your semblance that your character can use, keep in mind that some Semblances are common. Your Semblance will be showed that it's in use when your Aura is active. Keep this in mind for RP and Battle purposes.) If a player takes The Assistant position then they will be following and helping the Headmaster with anything they ask of. The Rules 1. All of the Iwaku Rules apply. 2.Keep in mind that because of your Aura you cannot be damaged physically until your Auracaly Exhausted, All of the Laws of physics and such still apply though, so you can be thrown and launched. Only when you're Auracaly Exhausted will injuries and blood start to show and happen. 3. There can be couples and such but anything M-Rated or 18+ goes to the Mature Forums. 4. No Godmodding and Overpowered characters. Teamwork is important in this RP. Alright, i will also be creating a Character, but i will also be controlling the NPC Enemies. I will be the one creating the Enemy Encounters and 'Summoning' the Human and Grimm Enemies. The players they are attacking are given control of the enemies (Meaning everyone in the encounter if their's multiple people) to make the fights more Interesting and fun. If it is an important enemy (Like Roman Torchwik or Cinder themselves) then i will be able to control them to a certain extent. Meaning the players will still control them but if i want them to run away and succeed then it will happen. If players create characters with a weapon that has 3 forms or has 2 Semblances, i will be deciding when they gain their Semblance (in the case of 3 form weapons.), their Semblance get's stronger (in the case of 2 Semblance's.), or when they get a third Semblance (in the case of 2 Semblance's.). If you put 1 point into both (a 2-form weapon and 1 Semblance) there is a chance to gain a new Semblance or for your current Semblance to get stronger. But only much later, At no point in time will your weapon gain new forms though!