[Signups are OPEN] Welcome to Royalty ♔ It's been centuries since the Cassidian War began. Kings and Queens had come and gone, fought and died, lived and conquered during these 250 years but none of the ruler have ever managed to put an end to the Cassidian War, also known as the First war. There hasn't been peace between the four nations for 100 years but hopefully that's all about to change. The current rulers of the four nations have finally all come to a unanimous decision to forge a new era of Peace among the nations, via their eldest children. However, certain things were never meant to be and soon enough the Royals shall see that as well, but for now the rifts between the Kingdoms will attempt to be mended with marriage. But be careful, not everyone wants peace in this Fairy tale. ~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~ War. A ugly creature that has been rearing it's ghastly head among the four sisters for centuries, born out of blood guilt, hate, and loss. Like all great wars it had began because over a woman; four women to be exact. Four sisters--Vivian, Zona, Ethel and Hester. What had set these women apart from any other during their time was the sheer amount of ambition and the powers they possessed. Their roots were lowly--born to a pauper who considered their existence a curse, and a elemental reaching the end of his prime. They married into noble families in order to escape their less than favorable standings in life. They married and migrated away from Asir, a central Island that was surrounded by several other landmasses. Vivian into the Frost family, Zona into the Aita Family, Ethel into Gust and Hester into Leeds, and from the sidelines they slowly but surely made Kings out of men, boys into warriors, and sons into Knights. These Four families amassed power and wealth--the task easier than it should have been considering the abilities the four women had--conquering territories and lands, becoming Lords and Ladies. You see their father, despite being a weak elemental had passed his powers down onto his daughters. Vivian had the ability to control the water element and by extension the weather. Zona had the Ability to control the earth element, metals and lightning. Ethel had the ability to control the element Air, to fly and foresee the future. Hester had the ability to control fire--a natural Pyrokinesis. These abilities made it substantially easier for their families to rise to power considering they were the only ones with said abilities. Decades passed. Change had come and gone, the Sisters ruled as Queens and their Husbands as Kings. Unsurprisingly, despite the initial rebellions the people of the land slowly came to accept their rulers so long as they were kept protected, fed and treated fairly so all was well, and all was peaceful. The blossoming nations reigned in peace for about 10 years. No one honestly knows when the Cassidian war began, nor the exact reasons as to why it began.The amount of rumors surrounding that war had been endless--the true cause for war lost in time, but people continued to fight at the beck and call of their Kings--fighting in wars that had been dreamed up by old men for young men to die in. Now, after a hundred years of rivalry and war the rulers of these now mighty nations have come to realize that in the end, war doesn't prove who was right, only who is left. Treaties were written up, read over, torn to shreds and written all over again. It had been an agonizing process--foraging peace, especially when you were trying to appease four nations. None the less the job had gotten done. Currently only one more step remains concerning the validation of the Treaty of Eternal peace, the intermarriage between kingdoms. During the Cassidian war, the Iqwal Nation had been the Ithunzi Nation's greatest enemy. Therefore, the eldest son of the Royal family of Ithunzi is arranged to marry the eldest daughter of the royal family of the Iqwal nation. Likewise for Umilo and Umoya; vicious enemies now forced to ratify their qualms via their children. The eldest Daughter from Umoya and the eldest son from Umilo. All four Nations, starkly different in more ways than one. Now that the blood has been wiped away, will they be able to see their similarities? ~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~♔~ Rules There's not a lot so don't worry. 1.) Please follow the posting expectations. For each character the posting requirement is two 5 sentence paragraphs minimum. Please adhere to this rule! It will not be fair to everyone else if they're writing walls of text and only get 2 lines in response. Failure to abide by this rule results in the death of your character. 2.) Let's keep it a hard PG-13 Guys. Hey, I'm all for smut and such, but there are kiddies among us. Lets not traumatize them mkay? Please take all smut to the PMs. So anything past kissing and innuendos should be moved to PM. Failure to do so will result in the death of your character. 3.) Cussing is fine, so is gore. If you cannot handle the gore this RP may not be for you! 4.) NO MARY OR GARY SUES. I don't care if your a royal or a servant, you are not god. If I even catch scent of anything of this sort, I'm killing your characters. 5.) Abide by the plot. If Dragons are extinct, leave them that way. If only the royal family has elemental powers, LEAVE IT THAT WAY. Thank you c: If you have plot ideas, pm me. 6.) Lastly, you all are free to have multiple characters. However, they all cannot be part of the Royal Families nor all in the same Nation. ~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~ Character Sheets *If you're going to have multiple characters please attempt to have them in a variety of nations. Native Nation: Role: (There are a lot of roles so please peruse the nations below!! Only 2 Royal Characters per player) Name: Age: (For the eldest children, they must be 18+ Younger siblings must be -17 Kings and Queens must at least be in their 30s) Looks: (Art is welcomed, but no Anime) Physical Description: Family: Lovers: Sexuality: Personality: (1 Paragraph) Background: (1 paragraph) Likes: Dislikes: Fears: (3 please) Other: ~ Once you're accepted feel free to RP Background history in the WTR group! Not required, optional and a interesting way to spend time as we wait for the RPG To begin. CLICK ME. ~ Answered Questions The posting expectations is at least twice a day. If I'm notified ahead of time that you're going out of town, or sick, or something of that sort then you're excluded from that rule. The lowest writing skill allowed is intermediate. As far as Content ratings are concerned, I'd label it a hard PG-13 to R. Rated R for violence, gore and the implications of sexual acts. In no way, shape or form is the Roleplay of any type of sexual act permitted in this RP given that there are teenage RPERS. If you wish to RP that sort of thing, please take it to inbox.