.setting. The world was once on the cusp of revolution anew, the year was around 2035; then for some reason... it all vanished. Light blinded the world for nearly a decade, and when the light faded a new world awaited those who survived the harsh temperatures and new evolutionary changes our ecosystem undertook during the Light. Only a mere 3% of the human population survived, the rest were mutated into scorched remnants of their former selves we now lovingly call Husks, don't be fooled they are dangerous demonic like beings that have morphic abilities that can put your worse nightmares to shame. Wild and plant life evolved to hunt, and well. With very little life left, even the most docile of creatures can be deadly within seconds. Humans had some rather interesting changes to them as well, new and dangerous people walk the earth now pulling the theory of our evolutionary roots into question. But their are so few left it doesn't really matter, everyone has their own problems their own government, their own law, we're all just trying to survive on what's left of our history, in a world of sand that goes on for miles, some cities remain in tact, some completely destroyed from unknown causes, there are forests, but you have to be a damn fool to enter them unless your a Special. Water and food is scarce. This is the world we live in, can you survive? ... -It has been nearly five hundred years since the light faded. I have left this setting vastily open for a reason I would like to see alot of creativity and original thoughts. The majority of the plot will be in Lysha City which has built up a nice little population of 357 and has a naruto like culture (but not exactly sorta village city idea ^.^) I want you the rpers and myself included to come up with all the different creatures and things that can be in this time period thing of it as we're building our own genra of high fantasy rp just about anything goes. RP START .initial posts. introductions. Sylace -Dawn was breaking over the horizon, and already the temperature was reaching a hundred. This was normal though in Lysha, people were already cooking, or working on their wares for sell in the Dusk Hours. But for Sylace it was cool and refreshing, tucked away in her tiny apartment to the east of the capital building not three blocks from the academy. She'd gotten a good place after she'd passed her Juniors exams. Only one more class to get through and she would be free...maybe to leave Lysha? Who knew. But to pass the class first she had to get there. Sylace sat bolt upright in her tumble of a hammock bed and shook her silky red mane from her face and bright azure eyes. What time was it anyway? She quirked a thin brow and leapt from bed. No time to check she had to go. She pulled on her red skirt, belt satchel, halter and collar then finally her corded yellow bood. She paused briefly infront of a tall cracked mirror to stick her tongue out at her reflection before scampering out the door. She had to go. She skipped the stairs up three at a time using her toned oil machine of a body to get her to the top quickly. At least she was in shape since joining the academy. She blinked as she burst through the double doors opening up onto the street through an old subway hatch. She squinted and blinked a few more times trying to adjust it was already close to 7! She HAD TO GO! She scampered quickly up onto the street and kicked the doors shut before husseling the three blocks over to the academy. She arrived just in time it seemed... or maybe just a little late. Everyone in her class of junior level SS' were gathered around a solar-holo of what looked like the news reports for the day. Several were just goofing off but from the group Sylace heard them clearly from her seat closest to the right side of the class. "Didn't you hear? A bunch of Husks busted into the Gymnasium Stands last night. A bunch of our teachers are down there supposedly cleaning up the mess..." "Lie! They would have sounded the bells if Husks were that close to the city center... wouldn't they?" "Well explain why half of our teachers are missing?" "Shut up Tali! Your's scarring Mishie" Sylace sighed as she saw Tali was about to get ugly. Sylace really hated when the teachers were abscent it was like trying to keep a bunch of rabid dogs from each other. Why were Specials so inclined to fight she wondered? She felt it sometimes... that need that fun energizing need to use her powers, show off what she can do, prove she is alpha and others omega... Weird. She shook her head. Tali was on the desk top now. Great... today was gonna blow. "Oi! you all up front.. TALI! get off that damn desk girl were you raised in a barn? Skies and sands around would you just chill. Their is an explanation for what's going on, how about we go blow off some steam while we await our teachers at the target lanes?" Sylace hoped they would join, if not she was prolly gonna half'ta take law into her hands to calm the girls down. Several of the others were looking bristled to. Why her? Lazr "Gah" The brightness woke him again. Lazr doesn't know why but the sun pulses with so much life energy. He is surprised he can even see at all, but the sun is like a giant veil, covering everything with a nice tint of light. He gets off his bed and begins to dress. He hated school. It seemed so utterly pointless. Training to increase the powers of specials. As if specials aren't dangerous enough. He sighed once more as he always does before school. He wraps the bright green scarf around his neck. It was so warm. So much life was in the scarf. It was quite abnormal. Perhaps impossibly so, but it was a memento from his mother. The only thing left after... Lazr immediately stopped his train of thought. No need to dwell on dark moments. He looked around his room and saw everything was normal.Lazr is forced to live in one of the dorms near the Academy. Technically it was suppose to be a two person room, but every roommate Lazr had left almost every time. For some reason they got so depressed from seeing Lazr and living with him is like living with a life draining specter. Lazr wasn't offended nor cared either way. He is however quite amused to hear that last phrase. Life draining specter fits him so well. He was simply content with his situation. Emotions are such a fickle thing. They lead to so much pain, but... also happiness. With this thought Lazr thought about his flowers. He wonders if they are doing well. They seemed quite sick yesterday, so he gave them a bit more life. It was all he can offer. Water is too important to squander and he was told that solar energy have much more important uses than maintaining a small garden. Another reason why he hated the Academy. Lazr finally finishes and leaves his room, not bothering to lock the door. Who would steal from him anyway. Most people think its cursed.The first thing he did before going to class is check his garden. The flowers he worried over is just fine. He breathes a sigh of relief. He looks at their flowing life, dancing throughout the leaves, the stem, and the petals. A truly beautiful sight. The life of most things are so dull. Rigid structures only had a hard glow. The Academy itself is much worse. It's life is so still and yet so very sporadic. There is no sense in the place. Lazr blames it on the proximity to so many specials.Normal human beings have a gentle flow of life. It is simple and organic. Full of smooth colors and variety. Specials however are extremely chaotic. It is as if you grabbed a human and gave it a spin, but also decided to throw some more extra colors in there for good measure. The special identity truly lives up to it's name for Lazr has never seen something so different from normal flows of life than a special. He often wonders what his own life looks like. Its not like he can look at himself. He can feel it, but seeing it is another issue. Mirrors are pointless. He can see the life flowing through the mirrors but its not like the mirrors truly reflect life. This fact however also shows that Lazr doesn't know what he looks like. He can touch himself all he wants and imagine, but it is a futile attempt.Lazr finally reaches class and sits in his customary spot in the corner. People chatted amiably without even noticing his approach. They spoke of husks ruining the gymnasium. How very odd.Husks usually don't reach that close to the city center. Lazr then noticed the lack of teachers. How very strange. I hope nothing is going on. Hopefully the teachers can handle any problems that pops up. With that thought he begins looking at his textbook, a jumbled mess of light. He can faintly make out words but there are no solid lines and they sometimes blur with each other. He sighs. Learning can be so difficult only being able to see life. He then begins unraveling a tiny hole in his barrier. He feels a sharp sustaining pain flow through him, but he is used to it by now. The words on the page suddenly grew sharper and more defined. Learning can be so painful.Liex Ruiz Liex sat at a stool in a rundown bar, he held a glass and swirled it's contents as he stared down at the counter, occasionally sipping at it's contents. The bartender stepped close to him and cleared his throat loudly, "Say, Liex, isn't it about time you went home? I can already see the sun setting and you've been here all night and morning." Liex spared him a glance and snorted, "There isn't much of a point in me going home, there's no one there. Besides, you're great company, guy." He said with a small smirk. The bartender only snorted in response and went back to cleaning a few glasses. A silence pressed down on the empty little bar, that is, before a man stepped inside and paused at entrance. His gaze stopping on Liex and stepping to him, "Yo, Liex. Still here, huh?" Liex sent the new comer a look before turning back to his glass, "Why are you here? I take it you have more work for me?" The man only grinned in response, "A guy can't come by and say hi to his best friend?" Liex, again, sent him a dry look. "Alright alright, yeah I have some more work. Turns out some husks have gotten into the city and they're by the academy. The guys on top want you to go take care of them." Liex let out a small growl of frustration, "Just because I'm a Special doesn't mean they can freely push me around. Send some of the Guards." The man grinned, but his eyes took on a sharp edge, "It's because you're a Special they can push you around, you fool. Now get to it before anymore people get hurt." Liex growled again and made to put down some money for his tab, but the man stopped him. "No no, I'll pay for you, least I can do for someone who might be dying today." He said with a laugh. Liex snorted and made his way out, shielding his eyes from the sun and making his way to the academy. 'Today is going to suck. I can already feel it.' He thought to himself with a groan.