Core and Shell. Two segments of the planet Sapphirus, which orbits a massive star in a far off part of the universe. Shell, the outer surface of Sapphirus, is covered in water. No true continents peak above the water level, yet Shell is dotted by thousands upon thousands of islands, most of which are inhabited by people. Core, the "inner planet", is many miles beneath Shell. Held in place by the Pillars, it is the center of Sapphirus, bigger still than planet Earth. Core is inhabited by most of Sapphirus's population, the smaller planet divided into countries. All the various types of government are overseen by the World Government, which prevents wars from escalating and enforces the World Laws with their own military. Warfare is not common amongst humans, on Sapphirus, for fear of the accidental destruction of the Pillars, which hold Core in place as Shell orbits the star. The destruction of too many pillars would result in the end of humanity, as Core would shift out of place and break through Shell. However, war is not uncommon against external forces, such as the many alien races that live on planets that orbit the star. Recently, however, the World Government has ordered all the residents of Shell to take the Paths down to Core. Though the evacuation is still in effect, the World Government has not given any reason for this, choosing to remain silent on the matter. Rumors, however, say that something big is approaching. Something capable of wiping out all of Sapphirus, and ending humanity. Others blame the mysterious Feya, beings who oppose the god-like Ansh, who were said to be responsible for creating Sapphirus. While the Ansh were never truly seen, Feya have had many reported sightings, and the World Government has publicly acknowledged their existence, along side a warning. Whomever is touched by a Feya will be bound by their curse, and shall slowly become one of the creatures themselves. For thousands of years, humanity has known to stay away from a Feya, whenever spotted. In this world, technology is highly advanced. Machines are Magitech-like, running off of a very thin mist that seems to always be in the air. While Magitech machines are powerful and highly useful, recharging them takes quite a bit of time, as they need to absorb the mist. Magic, while not unheard of, is nigh extinct. In fact, many believe true Magic is a thing of the Feya, and those who can use Magic are usually killed on sight. High powered weapons, like Mistanks, which are larger, humanoid machines piloted by a soldier, are restricted only for military use. However, cheaper knock-offs do exist, usually made by mechanics and bought by those who have a lot of money. Civilians are restricted to basic guns, such as pistols, which fire concentrated bursts of Mist. The purchase of weapons such as swords and the like are easier, and so many civilians are more often seen with daggers and knives, for protection. Character Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheet (open) Character Sheet (close) Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Personality: History: Weapon: Cursed by Feya?: Magic Type (if cursed): We will be playing characters who are interested in finding out what is going on up on Shell, though each character's reasons may vary. Whether there is a loved one missing, a reason to go back, or anything of that sort, is up to you.