Saving Eternity SU & Info ~Revamp~ [players needed]

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  1. So this is an rp I tried to start up when I first joined months ago, but kinda failed. So i'm hoping it will get more interest now. Here you go!

    "I sit beside the fire and think
    Of all that I have seen
    Of meadow flowers and butterflies
    In summers that have been

    Of yellow leaves and gossamer
    In autumns that there were
    With morning mist and silver sun
    And wind upon my hair

    I sit beside the fire and think
    Of how the world will be
    When winter comes without a spring
    That I shall ever see

    For still there are so many things
    That I have never seen
    In every wood in every spring
    There is a different green

    I sit beside the fire and think
    Of people long ago
    And people that will see a world
    That I shall never know

    But all the while I sit and think
    Of times there were before
    I listen for returning feet
    And voices at the door”

    J.R.R. Tolkein

    “Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” William Faulkner

    Few people knew those words, least of all those that lived in the clock realm. To them, keeping the clock functioning, working, keeping time turning was everything. Without it, the world would stop. It is written in the archives of Time. No one should stop the clock. If the clock stopped working, all natural order of life would cease. The Time Keepers relied on time more than anything else. Without the clock they wouldn't be able to tell when to do things. For humans it was okay, they had the sun and the moon to rely on. But the Time Keepers had only the chimes of the clock. A world without time was the end of the world altogether. What people didn't understand was that the Strasbourg Cathedral clock was in fact the most important clock in the world. It was the home of the Time Keepers and if it stopped, eternity would freeze. No more changing time. But the clock is slowing. It gets slower by a minute every day. In less than two months it will stop altogether and then... well you get the idea.

    Generation after generation of Time Keepers have watched over the clock, kept it working. Every generation five new Time Keepers from each class were selected to be raised in the ways of the Time Wielders, those chosen by their esteemed leaders to be trained to aid the oncoming events. It was certain that one day the clock would slow and they would need to have a chosen army to help save the clock. These chosen Keepers were trained in many different arts, the history of the ancient clock and even certain fighting styles and techniques. There is an order of Keepers that believe the clock is killing time. They will do anything to prevent the Wielders from saving eternity. This order is known as the Mages.

    The setting:
    Inside the clock is a city that runs on coal and steam. It is not a modern city. Everything is clockwork, cogs, steam and coal. There is no sky, no earth, no sea. Everything they need to survive is brought in on supply carts from the traders that explore the Great Unknown that is the outside of the clock. Few keepers have set foot outside in the Great Unknown. Even fewer have made it back. It is a dangerous place.

    The Time Keepers:
    These small people are generally peaceful. They work in harmony to keep the clock going. They live their lives without too much drama. A lot of their buildings and creations were influenced by reports from the Great Unknown that the traders brought with them, with tales of the giants, the buildings that reached the Great Beyond and the mechanical creatures that the giants rode around in. Of course, there are conflicts on occasion, but that is to be known with so many people living together.

    There is a class system of the higher ups and the lower classes:

    The higher ups are the Elders and their families. The Elders make the decisions for the societies. They decide who becomes a Wielder, who is banished, though that is a rare occurrence, who does what job. T

    hen there are the Enforcers, which are essentially, the police force of the Keepers. They just monitor, make sure everyone does their assigned tasks and that there are as few conflicts as possible.

    Then there are the Tinkerers. The Tinkerers are those assigned to the very important task of maintaining the Clock's working order. It is a great honour to be a Tinkerer.

    The Shiners are the ones that manufacture Tinker tools and much of the city. They work together with Lesser Tinkerers, that is, apprentice Tinkerers, to build much of the city and machinery they use. Shiners are pretty much the handymen of the city. good enough to make the city work, not quite good enough to be trusted with the great task of keeping the clock functioning.
    Lesser Shiners are those apprenticed to the Shiners.

    The Scrubs are on the bottom rung. They have the task of cleaning the streets, the plumbing and all the mess that a city leaves behind. It is an undesirable job. Of course, there are those that don't even have the fortune of being put in a class, but they go unnoticed for the most part. Time Keepers live for up to 200 years. After their 199th year their health begins to deterriorate rapidly and they have the year to pass on their legacy, if they have one.

    The Time Wielders:

    The wielders are the chosen. They were raised to be the saviours of time. They have a few magickal abilities, that is knowledge of small enchantments such as protection and defensive magicks. But they can perform these only with use of runes. They do not know offensive magicks, as offensive magicks are considered dark. They are trained however in the use of weaponry and fighting techniques. Remember, they are peaceful folk and prefer not to end lives. They know the lore of the Ancient Clock and the reasons for their tasks. They have their own techniques and skills. Some are good with machines, some are talented artists. These Keepers are the best educated, even above those families of the Elders. The Wielders are all aged from 12 years of age to 190 years. After their 190th year they are inducted to be tutors of the next generation of the Wielders so that the legacy may live on. Children begin their training at the age of three. It isn't until their twelfth year that they are officially made Wielder's by ceremony.

    The Mages:

    This is the order that opposes the Wielders. They have a large artillery of dark magicks at their disposal, and much fighting skill. They don't live by the same code that the Wielders do. They will risk anything to stop them saving time. They know of the lore, the prophecy, but don't believe it. They do not possess godlike abilities. They do not have any unnatural physical strengths. They are just as the Keepers, only they are all covered in violet runes that glow omiscently. They may perform magicks that can enhance their physical strengths but their powers are limited to a time period. The older the Keeper, the longer they are able to cast magicks.

    Note: At a later date I will be working out an appropriate scale for enchantments and their risks/costs.

    The Rules:
    1. Listen to the GM (me) at all times
    2. No God Modding. That means no over enhancing characters, no giving them abilities they shouldn't possess. No immortality. Everything dies
    3. At least 1-2 paragraphs per post. Each paragraph should be at LEAST four lines long. I'd prefer more but I understand mental block
    4. This is a friendly rp. No disrespecting other members, no bringing in conflict from outside. I don't care how much Sammy Joe and Jimmy Jack don't get along. In here we are all friends.
    5. If you have problems or questions about the roleplay, bring them up with me. Don't b*tch about it to your friends. The problem can't be solved if I don't know about it. Honesty is key.
    6. This is a steampunk rp. No cyberpunk, no modernisation okay?
    7. the only species in this is Time Keeper. They can look like normal humans, they can look like sea monkeys. But they are all one species.
    8. Have fun. It's why we're here right?
    9. No one is permitted to be an elder. Elders are NPC only or played by myself.

    Character Sheet:



    Age: (15-199)

    Class: (enforcer, tinkerer, lesser tinkerer, shiner, lesser Shiner or scrub)

    Appearance:(if you must use anime make it decent. none of that sketchy style)



    Other:(what they specialise in, sexual orientation, family, anything that you feel people need to know)

    My characters:

    Name: Enox Elrida

    Gender: female

    Age: 19

    Class: Shiner/ Wielder


    Personality: Enox is playful, loving and superstitious. She has a love for mechanics, and her friends in the Wielder Guild. Her friendly attitude makes many people trust and respect her. She has respect for the Elders and Scrubs alike. She shows nothing but kindness to people. unless they get on her bad side. She has a temper and a stubborn streak. She is willful, possessive and protective. She often climbs to the highest point of the clock just to see the Great Unknown. She is curious about it, inquisitive and has a passion for new things. She fears the ending of time.

    History: Enox was raised by her mother and father to be a cheerful, inquisitive girl. At the age of three all the Keeper children were tested for the abilities that would allow them to be exceptional Wielders. She was chosen among the five Shiner class children for her generation and taken to the Guild to be trained. through that time she was tested, pushed to limits physically, mentally and emotionally and trialed in written and practical exams of all her skills. She saw many of the other recruits fail tests and trials and gradually one by one the large number of recruits dwindled until only a few from each Class remained. She knew that one day they would be needed, and though she was sad that she wouldn't get to spend her life finding a partner and living the dreams she'd often had in the first few years of the training, she knew her task was an important one. She was allowed to get out and join society again when she was fifteen and she returned home to her parents who helped her maintain her place in society. The elders didn't believe that they should be subjected to 190 years of seclusion. If the time came for them to be called upon, they would be. They had to go in for regular conditioning once a week, to keep in shape and keep their skills and knowledge sharp, but other than that it was a peaceful life that Enox had. Until the clock began to slow.

    Other: She is working on manufacturing her own working prototype of a steam powered droid. Specialises in engineering. is very good at climbing

    Name: Atticus Brosengard

    Gender: male

    Age: 32

    Class: Scrub/Mage


    Personality: Atticus is cold, calculating and just plain mean. He has a stubborn streak as wide as a trainwreck, and the mean streak is three times that. He cares for nothing but the destruction of the Clock and those that protect it. He harbours no true happiness, only hatred and malice. He takes a dark pleasure in causing turmoil and pain to others. No one quite knows how he became so twisted, but they know to steer clear of him.

    History: Atticus hated the system from the moment he was old enough to be classed. His parents were Nobles, not quite Elders, but not low enough to be anything else. They expected their boy would be just like them, that he would be excluded from the classing, but he wasn't. He held no future, no promise, the Elders said. He was worthless, they said. it would have been better for the family to give the child away at birth. So young Atticus was sent to live with the Scrubs, raised in a training facility with the other rejected children to begin a demeaning life of cleaning and hatred of those fortunate enough to have a class and a family. It was many years before he heard about the prophecy and the Wielders. And even longer before he heard of the Mages that opposed the chosen. He did everything he could to try and meet these Mages. He wanted to be one of them. He wanted revenge. Like many of his background, he forced himself to learn skills that others so easily came by. But one skill he found he was adept in was the manipulation of magicks. He mastered it quickly at a young age, but didn't know what that would hold for him in the future until he finally met the Mages in all their glory.

    Other: Is particularly good at magicks involving shadows and electricity. He believes that his parents simply gave him up and that they deserve to perish.
    #1 Nightstealer, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  2. I'm in! Still taking?
  3. Of course! Yay some interest! Just fill in a character skelly and we'll see how wonderful it turns out!
  4. Name: Panne "Pandora" Lovelace

    Gender: Female

    Age: 20

    Class: tinkerer

    Appearance: [​IMG]

    Personality: She's feisty then she's sweet; lazy then industrious. She's a contradiction to herself. But one thing about her that puts her in a lot of trouble, and more potential trouble, is how she's always thinking about the future. She's so ambitious that people can barely keep up with her, and she can be quite the chatterbox. No one understands her passion for discovery in what feels like a doomed world, making her feel quite lonely, so she put up a wall of smug arrogance about her.

    History: She dreams of being the most successful tinkerer, and be dubbed "Inventor", secretly making small creations, trying to make them run with other energy sources. She always fails. Then, she heard of magic. At first she is severely tempted to try it, but realizing how it blatantly contradicts nature and skips the creation process, she begun to detest it with a passion, aiming to become a Wielder to protect the natural order of things and the beauty of crafts.

    Other: Her parents are retired, both staying at home She has an older brother and a sister, a enforcer and a shiner respectively. Despite her pride, she loves to spoil her siblings and teach them tips and tricks. Although she has romantic dreams, she gave them up, believing herself to be unattractive and too weird for anyone's taste.
    #4 Banana-senpai, Oct 11, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
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  5. I am intrigued
  6. Not a whole lot of people lining up so reservation isn't necessary
  7. Name: Requiem Mortalis

    Gender: Male

    Age: 23

    Class: Forgotten/Mage

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    Personality: Requiem is typically the peacekeeper amongst those around him. He considers himself to be a practical man, and though he sometimes comes off as being arrogant, it's typically due to his natural inclination to be correct about the things going on around him. He's tactically inclined, mechanically skilled, and because of his placement in the ranks of society, he goes pretty much unnoticed. He isn't much for combat really though, good for quick precise attacks before disappearing. He also tends to be more philosophically inclined, questioning the why's more than the hows, which is what lead him to the mages.

    History: Originally, Requiem was a Tinkerer. It wasn't a bad job really, but it always brought about new questions for him. Why were they there? Why did they need to keep the machines working? Why was it that they believed that the clock breaking down would cause the end of time? His constant questioning drew attention from the Elders, who decided that they didn't like where it was going. He was demoted, and was meant to be trained as a scrub, however, he never showed up for new training. He disappeared in the underbelly of the clock's mechanism. Scruffed up, nobody knows him, nobody recognises him. He was approached by the Mages shortly after his fall from honour, and has been studying under them since. Despite this, he's still considered young, and they don't take him too seriously.

    Other: From the brief amount of training he's recieved, Requiem seems to specialise in Raw magick. Unrefined, unpredictable, and hard to control. It's considered the base root of all magick, one of the most powerful forms, but difficult to use, with the potential for severe repercussions. Especially at his age, and with his current level of potential. Romantically, he's only interested in women, although he considers the likelihood of finding someone to settle down with in his present station to be more or less null. His family disowned him after his descent, and so he lives on his own, amidst the clicking of gears where he won't be found easily.

    It's rough, but here we are. If anything needs changing, let me know.
  8. We meet again, Requiem! O_O
  9. Excellent Requiem, I quite like him :) I hope we'll have a few more people interested in this soon
  10. [MENTION=3767]Nightstealer[/MENTION] can i put in a plot twist droid? Enox is trying to make one but what if there was a mage who successfully combined steam power and magic, binding a soul to a half machine, half steam powered body. She'll be a "living" contradiction to the Wielders' beliefs. But at the same time ironically a proof of it, as it-the half droid- is technically dead and time has ended for it
  11. I don't know, it's in the rules that the only species is timekeeper... if you were to make the droid's creator and play them too I suppose I could let it slide?
  12. The droid functions as a time keeper, but I could too. Heh, sorry, I'll drop it. Just wanted to make some conflict :'D
  13. If you can make it work then by all means go for it. But it wouldn't be a time keeper. time keeper is the race, not a title XD I really like your idea though!
  14. Oh lol! I made a character already, but if i can hold more...I would!
  15. There's no limit to the amount of characters, just so you know XD but it's okay! Please, post your character!
  16. Okay! Coming up here:
    mage and droid

    Can I pretty please hold five? :'D gosh, I'm hoarding slots while there's none much here. I'll color code their POV's so it's not too confusing.
  17. There's really no limit to the amount of characters in this rp XD I like you! You're an rper of my own heart! I noticed that your character bio is mostly present tense, I usually rp past tense, I hope this won't be an issue for you. i'm not against present tense, I just find the past to be easier to relate to XD
  18. I'll edit it. Well, it's information that are basically facts about a person so I usually post them in simple present tense to not anger the grammar watchers.

    And thanks a lot! I like you too! And this plot with so much potential! And [MENTION=4656]Requiem[/MENTION] too lol!
  19. haha thanks! It was based on an idea I had after watching a children's tv show with my niece. A lot of my ideas get overlooked, so I don't make a lot of rps. I'm glad this one is finally getting interest. Another I have is called For Utoria, and it's sci fi but it's barely had any interest for it either,
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