Overview Rules Cast List BackgroundFor a century, the Five Kingdoms have lived in harmony with each other. However, magic itself has been fading from the world and the land has begun to wither and die without mana to sustain it. Each kingdom blames the other, and terrible conflicts have broken out amongst their citizens. The world is falling into disarray and chaos, thereby speeding up its imminent destruction. You have been drawn together by an unknown force, and felt the spark of magic between each of you. You do not yet know why, but the pull towards each other was too powerful to fight against, whether or not you wanted to resist. (Still in development; feel free to ask any questions) KingdomsIn total, the world is comprised of five kingdoms, each named after their respective Deity. Genbu (Black Tortoise) The northern kingdom, its ruling God takes on the depiction of a giant, black tortoise. Much of the fertile land is inhabited by tribes of people who live in humble dwellings made of wood shacks or canvas tents. However, the capital city has been carved into and built upon the back of a colossal creature called the Lion Turtle; many believe it is in actuality the reincarnation of their deity, Genbu. They rely mainly on wind power generated from the beast constantly moving. Seiryu (Azure Dragon) The eastern kingdom, Seiryu is the most industrialized of all the kingdoms. They rely on steam power and their buildings are often made of strong metals, creating shining, metallic cities. They are the only kingdom who have mastered air travel, and their capital city is a flying wonder, constantly moving around; the only way to reach it through simple hydrogen blimps. Suzaku (Vermilion Bird) Those who are native to the southern kingdom often dwell in the vast mountain ranges that cover most of the kingdom. They build their homes of clay and stone, and are famous for their glass and bronze work. They provide most of the materials needed by Seiryu in exchange for bits of technology in order to improve their lives. Byakko (White Tiger) Comprised mostly of island settlements, the western kingdom relies largely on fishing and trade in order to flourish. Commonly known for having amphibious natives, they have built vast cities underwater, only accessible to those who are able to breathe underwater for long periods of time. It is also not uncommon for pirates to patrol the high seas. Qilin (Chimera) The most isolated of the kingdoms, despite being in the direct center of them; the kingdom is surrounded on all sides by nearly un-traversable mountain ranges. As such, they have not had the opportunity to trade and utilize the technology of the other kingdoms. They are a traditionalistic people, still living in the equivalent of the feudal era. The natives of this kingdom are known for having strangely pale hair and eyes, and are rarely seen among the other kingdoms – they are regarded as an oddity among other races. Character SheetName: Gender: Age: Race: (any humanoid) Kingdom of Origin: (see Cast List for availability) Alignment: Personality: (min. 5 lines) Appearance: (min. 3 lines) Background/Backstory: (min. 5 lines) No Godmode or power play. Limit: 1 Character. 1 Character from each nation only (total five players). Posts must be a minimum of 5 sentences. Don't double post. I expect a post-secondary level of literacy, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Please respect your fellow Roleplayers. Real Life > Roleplay; that being said, please attempt to be active every day. Celestial WarriorsGENBU - West as Johnathan Groundshaker SEIRYU - Koda Lewis Lanfear SUZAKU - Batty as Tyra Mikella BYAKKO - vivi as QILIN - Synren as Amara VillainsNinth Tail as Dere Mo Karakui as Akuma The Warring Kingdoms (Signups CLOSED) WIP! Name: Amara Gender: Female Age: 22 Race: Unknown Nation: Qilin Occupation: Personality: A soft-spoken and kind-hearted young woman. She is resilient and determined. Despite surviving many tragedies, she has overcome strife and refused to become bitter or jaded. She believes in the good in people and beauty in the world, but is not naive to the ways of humanity. Appearance: Possessing an unnatural beauty known to those who hail from Qilin, she has the reputable flowing, white hair and gold-rimmed eyes. She has gentle, rounded features, adding to the appearance of her youth. Her eyes are almond-shaped, curling upward at the outer corner. She has thin, curved eyebrows, a small, rounded nose and small, pink lips. She wears flowing, mid-length dresses in pale shades and soft materials. Background: Amara spent the majority of her youth growing up in a small farming village in the central of Qirin. She was born into poverty, but never resented or lamented the hand she was dealt in life. She was sheltered, as the middle aged of three children, and knew very little beyond the border of their farmland. She tended to the animals, and made it a personal project to tend to the gardens in their yard in an attempt to brighten her family's lives. In her adolescence, an earthquake decimated most of her village, including her farmyard, and she lost her father and newborn baby brother in the devastation that followed. Her father had returned into their home in order to save the newborn, and both were crushed when the poorly constructed house collapsed. Her family, heartbroken, relocated to the nearest village where she and her mother found work as seamstresses. Her elder brother joined in with the militia in the wake of a civil war. During the conflict, her brother was killed in action after having saved his squadron from an ambush. Only a couple years later, she then lost her mother to illness. However, the heartbreak her mother had suffered likely contributed to her losing the will to live, and left Amara completely alone in the world. Left completely alone, Amara began to travel the world, hoping to find a place where she could belong and feel at home.