Welcome to Mesym! In this roleplay, you will play one of the Silver Strigines, eleven women (a few non-female characters are welcome) blessed by the goddess, Nane, who fought the ancient gods in the great War. With the help of the goddess, they forged eleven magical blades infused with powerful spirits and used them to force the ancient gods into the Rift, an expansive abyss that bars the entry to the afterlife. Once the war ended, the Strigines slowly faded into the background, and became little but a legend... But the king of the gods, Atysus, has finally awoken from his slumber in the Rift and has returned to terrorize Mesym once more. Nane is calling on eleven new people, man and woman, human and elf, to retrieve the blades in their resting places and to defeat the gods once more. In addition to playing a new Strigine, you can also play a companion character, whose job is to accompany the eleven Strigines (sort of like a squire) and help them on their quest in retrieving the blades from their resting places. Companions, too have a special connection to the swords used by the Silver Strigines, and have a special role to play in the eventual killing of gods. Characters will be either from human or elf origin (if there is popular demand, nymph/dryad races will also be opened for playing), and may be mages (only mages have magical ability). For the Strigines, there will be a limited number of male openings, but characters can also be agender, nonbinary, transgender, etcetera. This roleplay will involve the use of dice rolls and character stats in major combat encounters (boss fights), in puzzle solving, and in plot social situations. The system is still in the works, but I'm making it as simple as possible using Iwaku's built in dice feature. For the most part, there will be three tiers of stats (base stats, skill stats, and for Strigines, sword-related power stats), and the points assigned to each affect your success rate. Injuries are left up to player discretion on an honor-code system. Character death is a possibility (but I won't kill off your characters on purpose). If you're interested, let me know! I'm happy to answer any and all questions, and to read any comments, as well. For the most part, I have all of the information for a sign-ups/OOC thread ready to go with the exception of a map (in the works) and the stat system.