I attempted this at another site, to no avail. Hopefully I'll have more luck here! ================== King Demitri is on the verge of completely dominating Terra Nova (the new earth) as we know it and he's preparing to take over the final country, Atallias. The other countries succumbed to his might with relative ease and their attempts at resistance were brutally crushed and grinded beneath King Demitri's bloody heel. Conflict with the King usually leads to not only extermination, but punishment by unleashing his unholy wrath on the entire population. Bloodbaths have preceded many surrenderings, so much that attempting to resist King Demitri is considered an act of vanity. Beneath the capitol of Atallias, a resistance movement consisting of people from different nations is being formed with the intent to stop King Demitri's march, bring him down to answer for his crimes and free the world from his grip. Yet, despite the blood spilled during his takeovers, King Demitri has provided the countries in his possessions with a lasting period of prosperity - thus causing the lord of blood to have many followers and sympathizers... Still the thought of such a bloody conquest remains repulsive and it provided people with reasons to condemn the Lord of Blood.. Which side is right and which side will reign victorious? ================= Plot descripion below! Earth. Once it was called Earth. Upon the discovery of magic, it's release onto Earth and it's permanent change we started referring to our planet as Terra Nova.. It (magic) made life easier, it made stagnation an impossibility as the seamless interaction between magic and science made the potential of our race and our discoveries limitless.. If anything, our race is a master at creation.. But destruction remains our forte. In an ironic, yet sad twist of fate, warfare seemed to benefit the most from the new discoveries. Nuclear weapons, biological weapons.. they became relics of the past and the destruction they spread was child's play compared to what evolution had enabled the warmongers of Terra Nova to perform.. This cataclysmic conflict started off as a local continental conflict.. It soon escalated into an actual world war in which the war's true intention became lost amidst the desperate struggle to survive and maintain. This fatal mistake was never to be made again. It was as if the world had to start from scratch.. It was immensely hard, choosing between past methods or choosing to do something new.. The discussion led to stagnation and anarchy.. It was the fertile soil for power-hungry individuals to appoint themselves as rulers, instigating even more conflict.. But some individuals were "elected" in a sense, serving as representatives only to experience further, regulated growth in power.. ========================= The world had become a vibrant place once more.. It was almost disappointing to see that utter destruction and a full reset had allowed the world to experience immense progress.. As the world had regressed back into the state of a supercontinent, Terra Nova had been divided into 4 different countries, one of them being Arcadia.. Arcadia was a troubled country from the beginning, coping with conflict and decadence.. That was until after desperate attempts for diplomancy and peaceful solutions to conflict, Demitri - formerly a prominent activist - was elected to lead Arcadia. A young man in his twenties, idealistic and compassionate, caring and optimistic.. It was sad to see how jaded he would become upon waking up to face the horrors of the world as he had not experienced it before... His leadership took an immense toll on Demitri's mental and physical wellbeing.. It was not power that corrupted him - it was how others used it that caused Demitri to grow corrupt with hatred and bitterness.. He was still a susceptible child and now the tolls of leadership had shaped him into a cold, disillusioned man. Rulers were incompetent, power-hungry and lacked the ability to draw out the potential in people.. Terrible leadership was once again reaffirmed to be a cancer spanning across generations.. Growing more bitter and disillusioned every day, Demitri had decided for himself that the world needed a righteous, competent ruler.. The god-complex slowly began to grow like a tumor whilst Demitri plotted his conquest.. ========================== Now in his late twenties, King Demitri has become a feared ruler and an even more feared opponent in war. With the world plunged into war once more with one country remaining, the remaining one prepares itself for a swift defeat at the hands of the Lord of Blood.. Despite the growing fear, a resistance movement has formed beneath the capital of Atallias, intent on bringing down King Demitri and freeing the world from his putrid iron fist.. Lead and formed by a group of dedicated and courageous citizens from across the world - inhibitants of Atallias and refugees from other countries - King Demitri is bound to face resistance upon usurping the nation of Magic and Technology.. ========================== Countries: - Arcadia (Magically advanced nation) - Eden (Technologically advanced nation) - Atallias (Both magic and technological developments, able to combine both though they don't excel as much as Arcadia or Eden) - Elyfild (Side-effects of war have caused mutation amongst a population. Elyfild is home to mutations that produce effects akin to those of mythical creatures and monsters of folklore) =================================== Name: Age: Sex: Appearance: Alignment (Serving King Demitri or opposing King Demitri?) Country: Which country: Affinity (Magic/technology/Magitech): (Upon choosing Elyfild) What race/kind of creature? Abilities/powers: Character history: Extra: ===================== Accepted chars: King Demitri ame: Demitri von Arcadië Age: 27 Sex: Male Appearance: <input type="button" value="Show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border: 1px solid rgb(64, 64, 64); width: 45px; -webkit-box-shadow: none !important; border-top-left-radius: 0px !important; border-top-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-left-radius: 0px !important;"> Alignment: King of Arcadia, leader of the Royal Schauenhoff Army Country: Which country: Arcadia Affinity: Magic and swordsmanship Abilities/powers: Aside of remarkable swordsmanship, cunning, tactical prowress and leadership skills, Demitri is a fearsome wielder of the element lightning - being able to generate electricity at will and project it in the form of harmful bolts. He is capable of generating an electrical field and can channel electricity through his hands to subject opponents to immensely high voltages. His most fearsome ability - however, is his ability to manipulate spilled blood - being capable of manipulating it's liquid form into various shapes or having it solidify into a fragile object. Character history: Formerly an activist in Arcadia who strived for peace, cohesion and a society where autonomous people were supplied with the neccesary things in order to develop themselves, Demitri was faced with what he perceived to be the vile yet natural behavior or Terra Nova's inhabitants. Power was grasped not for the sake of bringing change, but to be in control, to enslave and to enrich oneself. Demitri saw his dream and his efforts abruptly and coldly crushed beneath the heels of the incompetent, power-hungry leaders he had once been an advocate for. The pivotal point came when Demitri saw dozens of lives taken by armed forces during an originally peaceful demonstration against Arcadia's incompetent and cruel regime. From that moment on, the once idealistic activist formulated his own truth, his own curriculum for a leader.. Deeming himself the only worthy one, the only capable one, Demitri slowly snuck his way into influential positions of power within Arcadia until usurping it's leader and becoming the supreme governor - the King of Arcadia.. From there on his conquest began, a quest to unite Terra Nova in a world of prosperity, one that their supreme ruler Demitri would lead them into.. But during his conquest he grew increasingly more bitter, more jaded, cynical and misantrophic.. It all explicited itself in Demitri's increasingly violent tendencies and significantly more forceful and eventually bloody conflicts.. From a well-intention activist to a usurper and finally a tyrant hungry for power.. Now known as the Lord of Blood or the Thunderous Tyrant, Demitri sets out to conquer Elyfild, the last stop on his path to conquest.. Rayn Name: Age: Rayn Sex: female Appearance: Alignment: Serving King Demitri Country: Which country: Elyfild Affinity (Magic/technology/Magitech): Magic and archery (Upon choosing Elyfild) What race/kind of creature? Elf Abilities/powers: Has extraordinary skill with a bow and arrow. Has sharp eyes and can spot things miles away. Can bend the elements to do as she wishes but that takes lot of her energy. Character history: Rayn grew up in Elyfild as an orphan. Her parents died when she was only six years old, so she was never able to have any siblings. Rayn was taken to an orphanage but ran away after about a year and a half. The people who ran it were cruel and spent their time trying to make Rayn's existence the worst it could be. After running away she spent a few months on the street until an archery master found her and took her in. Rayn spent her days learning how to master archery and learn how to control her bending abilities. Extra: Nice unless you give her a reason not to be. Doesn't trust easily either. Admires King Demitri very much. Nikos Name: Nikos Age: 21 Sex: Male Appearance: <input type="button" value="Show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border: 1px solid rgb(64, 64, 64); width: 45px; -webkit-box-shadow: none !important; border-top-left-radius: 0px !important; border-top-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-left-radius: 0px !important;"> Alignment: Opposes Country: Which country: Elyfild Affinity (Magic/technology/Magitech): Magic (Upon choosing Elyfild) What race/kind of creature?: Gryphon/human Abilities/powers: Ability to manipulate air. This enables him to form walls of gusting air, as well as create updrafts that allow him to hover for a short while. Various other stuff, all wind/air related. Character history: Born in an average home, Nikos did not become a freedom fighter until his father was killed in action. At this point, the then fourteen year old took it upon himself to leave home in search of anyone who could help him train up to become one helluva warrior. Seven years on, he has achieved much and is now an accomplished fighter, though perhaps his attitude doesn't really suit a resistance fighter. Nikos is selfish, and although he does seek good - he doesn't bother with the details, he just wants to overthrow power and be done with it. He's rather brash at times, and often not the friendliest. He can be pretty damn annoying, although at times his mood is such that he is a wonderful fellow. He's perhaps a bit scarred by losing daddio, and as a result he's a bit of a loose cannon. Extra: Wields two curved blades. Weak in dry and hot environments. Vulnerable to fire.