This is the Discussion thread. The In-Character thread is found HERE. Welcome fellow writers, veterans and newbies alike. Before your eyes, I have brought what I like to call a Freeform Role-Play. An FRP, in my eyes, is not a story told by a Game Master who has graciously allowed others to chime in on the story, but a series of tales woven together by the players. There is no real ending planned for this role-play as long as the players are willing to submerge themselves into a world of limitless possibilities. A world of pure fantasy. Anyone can step in at any point in order to twist and redirect the story into another misadventure. Warning: Due to the unpredictable nature of this RP, some themes may be NSFW for instances of blood and gore. I would prefer keeping romance to a minimum and any sex scenes behind closed doors. Readers and RPers beware. The World Scattered Shadows takes place in a massive world. Life can be found in nearly all its layers. The (currently known) inhabited layers are: The Underworld, Subterra, The Surface Realm, The Sky Realm, and The Hallowed Realm. Most life exists on The Surface Realm, for the varying environments found in all parts of The Surface are home to all sorts of flora and fauna. Both natural and supernatural habitats are located upon the surface, ranging from the usual forests, oceans, meadows, jungles, deserts, etc., to living crystalline forests and accursed magma swamps with direct access to The Underworld. The technology found on The Surface varies by region. Some regions are similar to today's world, others are still living in tribal times, and many rely on the arcane. Subterra is the realm of underground dwellers. During one of many Magic Wars, thousands of humans and other sentient surface-dwelling races who did not wish to be caught in its destruction were forced to live underground. Centuries later, they had resurfaced to find The Surface crawling with new creatures. There are still many who live in Subterra, happy with their sunless habitat. The Sky Realm is home to many flying creatures and races. Entire islands are kept afloat by various means, depending on the race inhabiting the island in question. The magically-inclined races disguise their floating isles by creating a false storm to obscure the island. Surface-dwellers who have access to flight mechanisms are able to visit the passing islands of the Sky Realm for trade and tourism. The Hallowed Realm and The Underworld are polar opposites. The Hallowed Realm lies well above The Sky Realm, overseeing all that occurs all the way down to the surface. The Underworld is nestled comfortably between the world's core and Subterra. The Hallowed Realm is fabled to be the home of angelic beings, whereas The Underworld houses demons and other such creatures of the darkness. Not much is truly known about either realm. This tale shall begin in the mountain city of Runesong. This multi-tiered city is the continent's center of magical research and home to one of many Arcane Academies across the world. Malik Reynard Wyrmtaal is the current ruler of Runesong, descended from a long line of Dark Elves. Recently, engineers and architects have been flocking to Runesong in hopes of being able to combine their technology with the harnessed powers of the city's High Wizards. As a result of Malik Wyrmtaal embracing both worlds, there have been numerous Industrial Zones that have branched from the Magic Districts surrounding the palace. Researchers, inventors, and workers from both areas work together, producing wondrous creations that entwine magic and technology. Runesong overlooks many smaller settlements that are scattered across the Lowlands. These villages benefit from trading with the massive city, but such trade tends to attract a darker crowd... You are more than welcome to create characters who hail from any of these five realms (or other worlds altogether, if you wish). Just let me know who you are planning to use before jumping into the game. Here is a simplified template for your characters as well as a list of participating players/characters. Note, you may use other templates, but I do expect these fields as the bare minimum. DISCLAIMER: I do not have the time or energy to teach every new person who pops in how to role-play. Veteran players are preferred. Character Roster Active Players | Linked Characters Shenorai | Shenorai Eterna : Leondra Xanadu Squee | Virgil Khadistasya : Seiku Viardal Yaoi Master Gavin | St. Jarenyth Seiglinde Red Fox | Elae Loren Tipsynaruto | Beltorchika Ainsworth soulcorruptor | Calden : Vex : Adgnilan "Agi" Antauluis Iron Man | Vir'Reggis : Nixie Freyja Orcinus After so many people dipping out due to pacing, if you have not made an IC post in one week, a reminder to post will be sent to you. If you have not made an IC post in two weeks, your character(s) are subject to deletion from the roster. Most of our discussion actually takes place on Skype. If you wish to be added to the group, give me a shout. My screen name is 'Shenorai'.