The Stones of Etherium Link to IC: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/the-stones-of-etherium.110371/ Greetings! Welcome to the OOC for The Stones of Etherium. This is a roleplay which takes place in a living breathing world that reacts as you interact with it. The concept for this roleplay originated as a completely home brewed DnD campaign, which is why it is so open ended. The plot line shifts and changes with the party, but still has a general arc to follow. Multiple parties can exist, so don't feel shy to join even if there's already a million people. Expect this OOC to be updated pretty regularly. Without further adieu... THE WORLD: The world is broken up into several kingdoms. I'll probably upload a really poorly drawn map later but for now descriptions will have to do. I'll briefly speak about the major locations and go into more detail within the roleplay or if you ask me about a specific place when creating your character. Remember, these are just MAJOR settlements and areas, your character may be from a small hamlet or an undiscovered location. Be creative, but tame. Mostly. The World is circular. In the middle is a dense, largely unexplored forest. Towards the eastern center of the forest is the elven city of Lenorian. Adjacent to the city is a sprawling mire with entrances to the Underdark, an underground world which is home to the drow, a race of dark elves. Far to the north is the only ocean and towards the eastern coast is the Free City of Palay. To the far east is a large mountain range which is home to wild mountain men and the dwarven city of Izu-Kan. To the far west is the human country of Tarchus. Between the forest and the plateau upon which Tarchus sits cuts a might river that flows south into a lake. Adjacent to the lake is the neutral city of Near-Water, known all around for the magic crystals they harvest from the lake. South of Near-Water is a vast desert known as Ninvar. They are well known for their slave trade and their ongoing war with Tarchus. Near-Water has been ravaged by the war, being a strategic location as well as smack dab in the middle of the warring countries. Character Skeleton (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Skeleton (open) Character Skeleton (close) Name: What is your name? Race: What species are you? Elf? Human? For more exotic species, get them cleared with me first although standard fantasy fare you don't need to check with me on. Age: How many moons have you seen? Appearance: Picture or description. I usually prefer description as it allows more freedom. What does your character wear? Does your orcish barbarian have a lipring? Does your elvish cleric wear a necklace that she never takes off? What color is your hair? Skin? Eyes? Really show me what you want to look like here. Background: How did you get by growing up? What's your profession, or lack there of? Did you wander the wilds in search of adventure? Were you an apprentice to a crazy man who thought he was a mage, but actually just waved sticks in the air? If you want to connect your character to the geography of the land, go ahead! Just make sure you double check it with me first. Brief Biography: How did your character get to be who he is today? What are some defining events in his/her life? High point? Low point? Skills and Abilities: What are you good at? Do you have some magical affinity? Are you just really good with a bow? Are you the most sought after sellsword in your province? Try to keep the power level in line with budding adventurers. Character Flaws: What aren't you good at? Speech impediment? Brittle bones? Cursed by a hag? Answered Questions! This list will populate with any questions I answer from players, it'll probably be updated a lot during the beginning stages of the OOC, so check back frequently for new information! Minimum Post Requirement: None. Get your point across in as many or few words as possible. This is not an excuse for poor writing though. Blood and Gore: While the roleplay isn't going to be focused on bloody gorey stuff, if it comes up, it comes up. Examples may include dungeon torture, someone getting blown to smithereens etc. Although I do expect some level of taste here, I don't need to read about how exactly 3 liters of blood gooshed out of some guys eyeball as you pop it out with a spoon or whatever you sick kids are into these day :p Character Archetypes: however you want to do it! I prefer you stay within high fantasy races such as human or elf, but if you want to play something more exotic i will work with you. For an idea of what I might approve, Shapeshifters, Lesser Vampires, Half Demon, Half Elemental. For an idea of what I might turn down: Dragon, Giant Slug, Turtle, Leviathan, Harpy. What if I've never played DnD?: Absolutely fine. We won't be using DnD rules at all and characters will be free from the restrictions DND characters usually have. Alignment Restrictions?: Please try to stay away from chaotic evil or neutral evil. Lawful evil is acceptable. Can I make DnD rolls if I want to?: If you would like to roll in private and see if you succeed or fail and base your RP post off of that, that's 100% fine. I'm adept at coming up with Difficulty Classes on the fly, so if you pm me or attach a die roll to your post, I'll let you know the outcome of your attempt. If you choose to do this, you will not be bound into rolling for the entire RP, and you can switch to post based RP at any time you want and vise versa.