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SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Halls of Marble: An Age of the Gods Roleplay

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The shores of the Mediterranean Sea. While Mesopotamia typically claims the title of ‘Cradle of Civilization,’ the white shores of the Aegean, not the banks of the Tigris, are the true fathers of society. Here sprung cities, nations, empires, heroes... and gods. Here is where our story truly begins.

As you may guess, this is a roleplay based in the Age of the Gods in the Nasuverse, centered on the Mediterranean. In this early area, no one power has yet established itself as a dominant figure. The various Greek cities and colonies are scattered, and wrought by internal divisions. The fledgling kingdom of Rome lacks power, status, or population, and so far has not expanded beyond its homelands. The Kingdom of Israel is wealthy and healthy, but it lacks the shared culture of its opponents, and is hemmed in on most sides. And the barbarian tribes and cultures have yet to gain significant strength, but bite at the borders, trying to break the defenses of the nations.

You are a champion of your city, nation, or tribe, charged with protecting her and leading her to glory. In this, you shall lead armies, carry out mighty quests, journey to the ends of the Earth... and beyond. And perhaps, you shall one day walk among the gods.

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This RP is currently a work in progress. Things to be decided include: Character creation info, detailed faction descriptions, and whatever else I end up needing. For now, here’s a few things.

Faction list:

ממלכת ישראל המאוחדת
Kingdom of Israel.
Theocrass

The Kingdom of Israel is the oldest of the current nations, and also one of the most powerful. The kingdom sits in one of the most fertile areas in the Mediterranean, and has used this base to become a powerful force on the sea’s eastern shores. While the kingdom proper is not much larger than the others, it has a powerful system of client kingdoms around it, in effect giving it the most powerful alliance in the Mediterranean. In addition, they are lead by Solomon. Facing any nation under him is... quite the proposition. Solomon is, most likely without a doubt, the most powerful mortal in the known world, although his mortality is suspect in the eyes of some. Wise beyond compare, wealthy, and wielding immense power, both personal and political, he is an imposing figure, casting a shadow over the Mediterranean. Any true threat to his kingdom would be forced to deal with him...

However, it’s not all frankincense for the Jews. Their network of client states is maintained not by love or loyalty (except for some close allies), but rather by fear. Someone who could strike a blow against Solomon or Jerusalem could be able to shatter the coalition, significantly weakening Israel. In addition, their worship of one God above all puts them at odds with the entire rest of the world: one God but God is abhorrent to both the Greeks and the barbarians, who would like nothing other than to tear the edifice down. And they may be able to: the Greeks have launched mighty wars in the past, and could do so again, and the tribes from the desert and the Turks from the north close in...

Αθήνα
The City of Athens
Ogodaka

It could be argued that Athens is the preeminent city of Greece. Her naval power ranges far, only matched by the island of Rhodes. Culturally, she is the poetic and theatrical center of Greece, her school only matched by Alexandria. Athenians claim their city as the jewel of the Aegean, and they could be right.

Not a wise boast for them, however. The rest of the Greek cities in general resent Athens for her power, and the superiority she seems to feel over them. A few wrong political moves could let her enemies organize a league in opposition. This, Athens may not be able to survive. However, so far, Pericles has been able to maneuver the city such that it has avoided conflict. So far...

Σπάρτα
The City of Sparta
Elyrin
Race

While Athens is the cultural and economic center of Greece, Sparta is the military giant. Spartan soldiers are the best trained, best equipped troops in the world, an elite force capable of demolishing almost any army. Their men are trained from birth to fight and kill, and as such, this militarized city is a terror to face on the field of battle, even moreso under their charismatic and brilliant king, Leonidas.

Out of all the cities, Sparta suffers from the most acute case of envy: envy of Athens. Why, they ask, are they considered the lesser city, where they to a man train their bodies and minds to a razor edge, while the Athenians get rich and fat? It’s incomprehensible to them. Because of this, they inevitably become the leader of any alliance opposing Athens. This desire to prove their worth may prove their undoing, though. Sparta is not a large state, instead relying on training to assure the victory of its armies. She must pick her wars with care: if she fights one with the wrong enemy, or is tricked into too many, her military advantage will disappear, leaving her helpless.

Θήβα
The City of Thebes
Five_X (Oh yeah, Greece, you fucked now)

Thebes, in some ways, is not remarkable. They are a medium-sized city, of no particular wealth or might of arms. They are not a port city: they have only a small naval presence. However, the city is steeped in myth and magic. She is widely known as the birthplace of the great Heracles, as the grower of the Spartoi, men birthed from the ground, and the bearer of the seven gates, a wall said to be unbreakable. Within the city is the largest concentration of magi in Greece and in the world, if one were to discount Jerusalem.

This power allows Thebes to be the third leg of the Greek trinity, in balance with the economic might of Athens and the military might of Sparta. Of the trinity, they are the most secure, with no immediate threats to their position. But, they lack a way to break from their current position. To their north are their allies, and the land beyond, Macedon is not a riveting proposition. The cannot move over the sea: they lack the ports. So, it falls to Thebes to either take the war to its closest neighbors or bide its time, waiting for an opening.

Κόρινθος
The City of Corinth
MssrNeko

Corinth is similar to Athens: sitting astride a trade route, it uses soft power instead of hard, wielding the coin in lieu of the sword. However, unlike Athens, Corinth is less resented by other Greeks, having far fewer imperial ambitions. It also maintains an additional advantage. It sits astride the spit of land leading the half of Greece, the Peloponnese. This was a natural position for a city to gather information from the constant stream of traders, and gather it did. It soon realized its potential, and spread a spy network all across the Hellenic world.

Corinth has not taken a side in the conflict between the trinity. With their great store of information and network of agents, any side they lent their support to could soon find themselves as hegemons of much of Greece. But, if they were to do so, what would protect them from their ‘ally’...

Συρακοῦσαι
The City of Syracuse
Forever alone. ;_;
MORM FUCK YEAH
KT FUCK YEAH

If Athens is the jewel of the Aegean, Syracuse is the jewel of the Ionian. Like its sister city, Syracuse dominates the region with its economy and culture: Syracusan coins are common currency anywhere west of Ithaca. In fact, Syracuse holds an even greater hold on its sphere of influence: the nearest city that comes even close to her might is young Rome, far away in Italy.

Unluckily for Syracuse, however, she is on the edge of civilization, a juicy target for raiders and pirates. While fending these outlaws off, she has to contend with the fast-rising star of Rome in the north, or risk ceding Greek dominion over the lower peninsula to the new state.

Νομός Δωδεκανήσου
The Dodecanese League
Xelloss

The Dodecanese are a group of 12 Greek islands off the coast of Anatolia, the farthest eastward extent of Greek colonization. (Egypt is farther, but many Greeks consider the Egyptians Greeks only in name.) This series of fortified islands has its capitol at Rhodes, the largest of the 12 and the most significant.

This small group of islands are somehow able to muster the most powerful naval force in the world. They don’t have a larger navy than anyone else, but they have developed techniques for shipbuilding and seamanship unsurpassed in the world; in addition to that, they have unknown weaponry: compounds and pots that blaze fire, destroying entire fleets. What’s more, it seems to not be magical in nature. Some suspect that their dominance has to do with the massive statue of Helios standing astride the harbor of Rhodes: the truth, however, is a mystery.

This small group of islands are close to unassailable: mustering a fleet to invade the islands seems to be impossible. But the question is, where do they go?

Αἴγυπτος
Greek Egypt
Enigmatic

The Greeks of Egypt are seen as an odd lot. Some years ago, the remains of the collapsing Pharaonic Egypt were swiftly conquered by an enterprising group of Greeks, taking control over the man cities: Alexandria, Thebes, and Memphis. Soon after, they began to absorb some of the cultural trappings of their host country, and over the generations drifted away from the Greek mainstream, becoming a separate branch of Greek culture. Now, the rest of the region has finally recovered from the disastrous collapse of the last Pharaoh, and the Greeks are now considering trying to once again bring Egypt under the twin crown of the Pharaoh.

Unlike the rest of the Greek world, the Egyptian Greeks are mostly united in a common cause and goal: the cities are unlikely to fight amongst themselves. This advantage is offset by a critical weakness: the cities are spread out, and the rest of Egypt will not take kindly to their attempts at conquering. The Greeks will face significant resistance before the end, and beyond that, King Solomon may not look kindly on a new, powerful neighbor to his south...

Roma
The Eternal City
2nd
Erl

Rome is a new city to the region, founded only scant decades ago. Still lead by its founder, Romulus, the little city has exploded, its new and ferocious method of fighting proving fearsome. It has swiftly brought many of the nearby Latin towns under its heel, and casts its eyes farther.

To continue to expand, however, may be unwise. To the north, the Gallic tribes lurk, harassing Rome’s borders. To the south, Greek Italy and Sicily have not been pleased with her rise, and may take action if it continues. Rome has the potential to become great: however, she must be careful not to overstretch herself, lest she crumble just as fast.

Individual cities within the list are different factions. The overarching categories are cultural groupings, not monolithic blocks. Note that Israel and Rome do not have sub-factions: they are both a cultural group and a faction.

This RP is not historically accurate. Time periods are mixed, liberties will be taken with the nature of cultures, etc.

PvP: As much as it may seem strange, this RP will have minimal PvP. If you seek it out, it will occur, but in the normal course of events, do not expect fighting other players.

Posting: Here’s how it’s going to work. An update on Monday is assured for all players. You will then be able to post at least once, and maybe more, depending on how much I can respond. If, by the time I leave the keyboard on Sunday night, I do not have a post from you for the week, you will be kicked. This thing is gonna move. Exceptions are of course given for family emergencies, exams, and other Real Life (TM) needs, but do try to keep to the schedule.

Character Sheet:

Concept derived from Froggie and Hero: thanks, Froggie and Hero!

Name:
Faction: The city or nation that you are allied with.
Backstory: Your birth, growth, and how you became to be a champion of your city/nation. Approve backstories with me first: most will be approved, but I just don't want anything too crazy.

Your statistics: These represent your abilities.

Strength: Determines your physical strength.
Endurance (magic): Determines your ability to take damage and endure physical hardship. If you are a magus, this determines your prana capacity instead. (Magi are squishy~)
Quick: Your reaction speed and your ability to move.
Clever: Your ability to come up with plans and insights. While all heroes are clever, heroes with high CLV are renowned for their trickery and guile. (To elaborate. You as a player shall come up with plans as usual. However, a high CLV will result in the GM giving you additional insights into the situation, clues to better courses of action.)
Luck: All heroes are lucky, but those with high LCK are exceptionally lucky: they seem not only blessed by the gods, but actively watched over.

Your stats are placed on this scale:

1 Good: Good puts you in the top 15% of humanity in this stat.
2 Great: Great places you in the top 5% of humanity in this stat.
1 Heroic: A heroic stat makes you known among the region for your skill in this matter.
1 Legendary: A legendary stat places you in the company of heroes. Your ability is spoken all throughout the world.

You get 1 Good stat, 2 Great stats, 1 Heroic stat, and 1 Legendary stat. Distribute as you will.

Perks: Pick 2. In these things, you can be said to be exceptional in. For example, you could be a hunter unsurpassed, or a friend to all animals.

Magic: magic items/abilities, also two (max). These are the things that we may in time call your Noble Phantasms. For each item/ability, include a history as to how you came by it.

Magic: The Age of the Gods is rich in magic: almost all heroes have some ability with it. Heroes can use magic to increase their strength, to fight beyond lethal injuries, to inspire their allies, and all sorts of mystical effects. However, for most, magic is subtle. It produces effects that can be felt, but that typically do not make a showy display of light, or the like. This is not true for all heroes though. Certain heroes who have studied magic extensively can produce far grander effects, capable of rains of light and fire, transmutations, and more. If you are one of those heroes, indicate that you are a magus on your sheet.


You may notice that there is not much guidance for magic items and perks. This is intentional. Things that are too overpowered (read: that give the GM headaches when trying to design challenges for them) will not be allowed, but for the most part, you may let your imagination run wild.

Joined Players: (15 player max - damned, damned lies, don't ever trust me, fucking ever)

1 Racin
2 Xelloss
3 Mormarth
4 Bloble
5 Erlkonig
6 Elyrin
7 Yun
8 EnigmaticFellow
9 zlol
10 Theocrass
11 HitokiriNanaya
12 2nd
13 Ogodaka
14 PenPen
15 Blackdeath
16 Froggie
17 Fangstrike
18 MssrNeko
19 KnightTurtle
20 Fivers
21 Virtue

Waitlist (lol I will never use this):

Lianru
November 11th, 2011, 07:23 PM
This.....looks interesting.

Mormarth
November 11th, 2011, 07:23 PM
I am intrigued.

GO ON, SIR.

Sei
November 11th, 2011, 07:26 PM
I think I'll watch out for this.

RacingeR
November 11th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Joining.

xelloss
November 11th, 2011, 07:28 PM
JOINING THIS SO HARD.

Lianru
November 11th, 2011, 07:30 PM
How many slots are open? 17?

Spinach
November 11th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Monitoring this RP so hard.

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 07:32 PM
How many slots are open? 17?

As many as I feel I can handle, which at this point is... 15 at max.

Bloble
November 11th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Leo, I am so joining this thing.

BUT YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE. WHERE IS MACEDON? I DO NOT SEE IT LISTED.

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Leo, I am so joining this thing.

BUT YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE. WHERE IS MACEDON? I DO NOT SEE IT LISTED.

There's also no Persia, nyan~

Erlkonig
November 11th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Joining this, hopefully it'll begin in glorious summer.

Mormarth
November 11th, 2011, 07:58 PM
I sense something amiss with the title.

WE MUST CALL UPON THE GOD OF CHANGE

TZEENTCH ALTIMA

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Sign me up for this one~

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 08:43 PM
ממלכת ישראל המאוחדת
Kingdom of Israel.

The Kingdom of Israel is the oldest of the current nations, and also one of the most powerful. The kingdom sits in one of the most fertile areas in the Mediterranean, and has used this base to become a powerful force on the seaís eastern shores. While the kingdom proper is not much larger than the others, it has a powerful system of client kingdoms around it, in effect giving it the most powerful alliance in the Mediterranean. In addition, they are lead by Solomon. Facing any nation under him is... quite the proposition. Solomon is, most likely without a doubt, the most powerful mortal in the known world, although his mortality is suspect in the eyes of some. Wise beyond compare, wealthy, and wielding immense power, both personal and political, he is an imposing figure, casting a shadow over the Mediterranean. Any true threat to his kingdom would be forced to deal with him...

However, itís not all frankincense for the Jews. Their network of client states is maintained not by love or loyalty (except for some close allies), but rather by fear. Someone who could strike a blow against Solomon or Jerusalem could be able to shatter the coalition, significantly weakening Israel. In addition, their worship of one God above all puts them at odds with the entire rest of the world: one God but God is abhorrent to both the Greeks and the barbarians, who would like nothing other than to tear the edifice down. And they may be able to: the Greeks have launched mighty wars in the past, and could do so again, and the tribes from the desert and the Turks from the north close in...

Αθήνα
The City of Athens

It could be argued that Athens is the preeminent city of Greece. Her naval power ranges far, only matched by the island of Rhodes. Culturally, she is the poetic and theatrical center of Greece, her school only matched by Alexandria. Athenians claim their city as the jewel of the Aegean, and they could be right.

Not a wise boast for them, however. The rest of the Greek cities in general resent Athens for her power, and the superiority she seems to feel over them. A few wrong political moves could let her enemies organize a league in opposition. This, Athens may not be able to survive. However, so far, Pericles has been able to maneuver the city such that it has avoided conflict. So far...

Σπάρτα
The City of Sparta

While Athens is the cultural and economic center of Greece, Sparta is the military giant. Spartan soldiers are the best trained, best equipped troops in the world, an elite force capable of demolishing almost any army. Their men are trained from birth to fight and kill, and as such, this militarized city is a terror to face on the field of battle, even moreso under their charismatic and brilliant king, Leonidas.

Out of all the cities, Sparta suffers from the most acute case of envy: envy of Athens. Why, they ask, are they considered the lesser city, where they to a man train their bodies and minds to a razor edge, while the Athenians get rich and fat? Itís incomprehensible to them. Because of this, they inevitably become the leader of any alliance opposing Athens. This desire to prove their worth may prove their undoing, though. Sparta is not a large state, instead relying on training to assure the victory of its armies. She must pick her wars with care: if she fights one with the wrong enemy, or is tricked into too many, her military advantage will disappear, leaving her helpless.

Θήβα
The City of Thebes

Thebes, in some ways, is not remarkable. They are a medium-sized city, of no particular wealth or might of arms. They are not a port city: they have only a small naval presence. However, the city is steeped in myth and magic. She is widely known as the birthplace of the great Heracles, as the grower of the Spartoi, men birthed from the ground, and the bearer of the seven gates, a wall said to be unbreakable. Within the city is the largest concentration of magi in Greece and in the world, if one were to discount Jerusalem.

This power allows Thebes to be the third leg of the Greek trinity, in balance with the economic might of Athens and the military might of Sparta. Of the trinity, they are the most secure, with no immediate threats to their position. But, they lack a way to break from their current position. To their north are their allies, and the land beyond, Macedon is not a riveting proposition. The cannot move over the sea: they lack the ports. So, it falls to Thebes to either take the war to its closest neighbors or bide its time, waiting for an opening.

Κόρινθος
The City of Corinth

Corinth is similar to Athens: sitting astride a trade route, it uses soft power instead of hard, wielding the coin in lieu of the sword. However, unlike Athens, Corinth is less resented by other Greeks, having far fewer imperial ambitions. It also maintains an additional advantage. It sits astride the spit of land leading the half of Greece, the Peloponnese. This was a natural position for a city to gather information from the constant stream of traders, and gather it did. It soon realized its potential, and spread a spy network all across the Hellenic world.

Corinth has not taken a side in the conflict between the trinity. With their great store of information and network of agents, any side they lent their support to could soon find themselves as hegemons of much of Greece. But, if they were to do so, what would protect them from their Ďallyí...

Yun
November 11th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Looks interesting so sign me up for it.

EnigmaticFellow
November 11th, 2011, 09:10 PM
How did I not notice this sooner? Sign me up for this as well please.

Erlkonig
November 11th, 2011, 10:51 PM
What about Mythological Creatures? Phantasmal Beasts and the like should be a lot more common.

P.S: Elephants

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 10:55 PM
inb4 even the smallest and wimpiest animals are Phantasmal Beasts

xelloss
November 11th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Fight that DirePhantasmal Rat you level 1 Player Character!

You need the XP!

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 11:09 PM
The chickens will be almost as terrifying as the Zelda ones.

xelloss
November 11th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Don't piss off butchers.

They will END you. Like all the Phantasmal beasts they kill on a daily basis.

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:12 PM
How are there so many joined players? O.o

I see so few posts.

All I've gathered from this post is that it's something like a mythical Diplomacy?

Am I right?

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 11:16 PM
The army-leading is only sometimes.

Basically, we play heroes in the Age of Gods, going on quests, killing monsters, occasionally fighting wars, etc.

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Ah.

A bit too busy, but the inclusion of Israel is both intriguing and surprising. xD

I wonder if he has his army of Djinns.

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:18 PM
What about Mythological Creatures? Phantasmal Beasts and the like should be a lot more common.

P.S: Elephants

Oh they are.


How are there so many joined players? O.o

I see so few posts.

All I've gathered from this post is that it's something like a mythical Diplomacy?

Am I right?

What Elyrin said.

^ Surprising?

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Oh they are.



What Elyrin said.

^ Surprising?

Surprising you would include them?

'Cuz even with that stuff you said in the beginning, it's just a little surprising to see they'd be a big faction.

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 11:21 PM
They have Solomon, what did you expect? :3

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:21 PM
Surprising you would include them?

'Cuz even with that stuff you said in the beginning, it's just a little surprising to see they'd be a big faction.

Hey, if I don't have Israel, it's basically all Greeks. :D

xelloss
November 11th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Speaking of which, we might need to look up Greek names to participate.

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Hey, if I don't have Israel, it's basically all Greeks. :D

I'm not complaining. xP

Hm ... if I have to go to the trouble of making a character ...

Man, I don't have the time. xD

Shame.

It would have been cool to play as Samson, Gideon, or maybe Cain. Maybe one of those brothers who were famous for their use of hammers and might have been some of the first Zealots

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Speaking of which, we might need to look up Greek names to participate.

Google and wiki are your friends in this, I've discovered.

@ Theo: If I have the times right, we're past those guys. (Although I'm playing mishmash with times anyways XD)

zlol365
November 11th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Count me in!

EnigmaticFellow
November 11th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Hey, if I don't have Israel, it's basically all Greeks. :D

If you're mishmashing with time, you probably could have made Egypt one of the powers as well being lead under Ramses the Great.

Erlkonig
November 11th, 2011, 11:36 PM
CALL YOURSELF ARISTOTLE

Curbstompfight.jpg

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:38 PM
If you're mishmashing with time, you probably could have made Egypt one of the powers as well being lead under Ramses the Great.

I could have, but that would have bridged quite a lot of time, and would have offended the little historical taste this project has left. :D

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:43 PM
Google and wiki are your friends in this, I've discovered.

@ Theo: If I have the times right, we're past those guys. (Although I'm playing mishmash with times anyways XD)

I'm surprised you know about them, since a few months ago you thought Catholics could pay to have their sins forgiven (which was an abuse of a practice called Indulgence, and stopped centuries ago xP).

Anyways, I'm not sure that you are past them, and it seems that many of the famous Prophets and Judges of Israel also have plenty of descendants listed that I could use. :3

Still, if you're talking about Cain, you'd be right. Because he's one of the first humans in Biblical canon. xP

Cursed to wander the Earth for all time for murdering his brother and all that jazz?

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:44 PM
I'm not terribly up to date on current religion, but I do have my basics down, you. :p

Elyrin
November 11th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Theoooo~

You must jooooin~

and make your own characteeeer~

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:47 PM
I'm not terribly up to date on current religion, but I do have my basics down, you. :p

Sure, sure. =3=

Addendum to previous post: So Cain would still be kicking whenever this RP is.

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:49 PM
Sure, sure. =3=

Addendum to previous post: So Cain would still be kicking whenever this RP is.

For the most part, the heroes already in mythology aren't in this RP: only Solomon right now is showing up.

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:53 PM
For the most part, the heroes already in mythology aren't in this RP: only Solomon right now is showing up.

Oh?

That just means you wouldn't use them as NPC's, doesn't it?

Does it also mean people couldn't choose to be them?

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Oh?

That just means you wouldn't use them as NPC's, doesn't it?

No, they're just not in. Those heroes have passed on: it's time for new ones.


Does it also mean people couldn't choose to be them?

Correct.

Theocrass
November 11th, 2011, 11:57 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Why did I have to get a great idea for a character? ;_;

SeiKeo
November 11th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Συρακοῦσαι
The City of Syracuse

If Athens is the jewel of the Aegean, Syracuse is the jewel of the Ionian. Like its sister city, Syracuse dominates the region with its economy and culture: Syracusan coins are common currency anywhere west of Ithaca. In fact, Syracuse holds an even greater hold on its sphere of influence: the nearest city that comes even close to her might is young Rome, far away in Italy.

Unluckily for Syracuse, however, she is on the edge of civilization, a juicy target for raiders and pirates. While fending these outlaws off, she has to contend with the fast-rising star of Rome in the north, or risk ceding Greek dominion over the lower peninsula to the new state.

Νομός Δωδεκανήσου
The Dodecanese League

The Dodecanese are a group of 12 Greek islands off the coast of Anatolia, the farthest eastward extent of Greek colonization. (Egypt is farther, but many Greeks consider the Egyptians Greeks only in name.) This series of fortified islands has its capitol at Rhodes, the largest of the 12 and the most significant.

This small group of islands are somehow able to muster the most powerful naval force in the world. They donít have a larger navy than anyone else, but they have developed techniques for shipbuilding and seamanship unsurpassed in the world; in addition to that, they have unknown weaponry: compounds and pots that blaze fire, destroying entire fleets. Whatís more, it seems to not be magical in nature. Some suspect that their dominance has to do with the massive statue of Helios standing astride the harbor of Rhodes: the truth, however, is a mystery.

This small group of islands are close to unassailable: mustering a fleet to invade the islands seems to be impossible. But the question is, where do they go?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:02 AM
No major African powers?

There were groups outside the Egyptians, you know. =3=

How 'bout some New World groups, just because you can? xD

And where are the copious amounts of Asia wank I was expecting? xD

Wait, the Anthropologist in me is becoming suspicious.

You best be careful of how you portray "tribes" boya! ;)

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Unlike in Notes, it is not exactly EASY to get between continents here, Theo.

A worldwide Age of Gods RP would be... full of time skips.

Many many time skips.

Time skips that last several years.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:07 AM
No major African powers?

There were groups outside the Egyptians, you know. =3=

Ayup. Africa in this RP will probably be represented by the seafarers along the coast of North Africa. Otherwise, there isn't much that directly affects the Med.


How 'bout some New World groups, just because you can? xD

They wouldn't be able to do anything with the rest of the RP? :p


And where are the copious amounts of Asia wank I was expecting? xD

I was considering that. However, that would have been a shitton of work dear god, and I'm pretty confident that I can do the Med better.


You best be careful of how you portray "tribes" boya! ;)

Shaddup you. We're talking the Mongols, the Arab Bedouin, the Mongols, and Gauls. Or at least, those are probably who's gonna show up. And yes, there will be stereotypes (of Greeks too), which will be justified through lolNasu. :p

^ Hmmm, I do have to decide time period...

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:08 AM
It's also the Age of the Gods, and that's when magic was CRAAAAAAAAAAZY!

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:09 AM
It's also the Age of the Gods, and that's when magic was CRAAAAAAAAAAZY!

Not that crazy you. *Leo smacks Theo*

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:11 AM
Not that crazy you. *Leo smacks Theo*

I love you too~

Leo, put me down!

Also, are we limited to mundane abilities like being good with a sword and stuff?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Also, are we limited to mundane abilities like being good with a sword and stuff?

TBD how nuts abilities are: I'm probably going to finish doing factions before I do characters. But, the guideline will be something like this. Most likely flashy superpowers are going to be limited, except for pure casters, but you can do things that no mortal should be able to do: kill hundreds of men, battle divine beasts, take your pick.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Being limited to mundane abilities in Age of The Gods?

Do you have any idea how incredibly dead we would be and how incredibly fast it would happen if that was how it worked?!

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Hm ... looks like I'm going to have to be a pure Caster because of my idea, then.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 12:18 AM
BEAMSPAM, GOOOO

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:19 AM
Probably best to hold off on doing characters beyond basic concept until I get the character guidelines out.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:21 AM
Αἴγυπτος
Greek Egypt

The Greeks of Egypt are seen as an odd lot. Some years ago, the remains of the collapsing Pharaonic Egypt were swiftly conquered by an enterprising group of Greeks, taking control over the man cities: Alexandria, Thebes, and Memphis. Soon after, they began to absorb some of the cultural trappings of their host country, and over the generations drifted away from the Greek mainstream, becoming a separate branch of Greek culture. Now, the rest of the region has finally recovered from the disastrous collapse of the last Pharaoh, and the Greeks are now considering trying to once again bring Egypt under the twin crown of the Pharaoh.

Unlike the rest of the Greek world, the Egyptian Greeks are mostly united in a common cause and goal: the cities are unlikely to fight amongst themselves. This advantage is offset by a critical weakness: the cities are spread out, and the rest of Egypt will not take kindly to their attempts at conquering. The Greeks will face significant resistance before the end, and beyond that, King Solomon may not look kindly on a new, powerful neighbor to his south...

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:22 AM
BEAMSPAM, GOOOO
Nothing like that. :3

Probably best to hold off on doing characters beyond basic concept until I get the character guidelines out.
KK~

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Also, I reconsidered something. Barbarian tribes are no longer playable factions. I don't think it really fits the feel of the RP to have a hero from outside all this madness sweeping in, and I honestly don't think I can write them as well.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Barbarian tribes.

Just seeing it makes me cringe.

Just so y'know Leo, there's a difference between a tribe and a chiefdom, if we're talking in terms of political organization.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Barbarian tribes.

Just seeing it makes me cringe.

Just so y'know Leo, there's a difference between a tribe and a chiefdom, if we're talking in terms of political organization.

Yes, there is a difference: this is the colloquial form of tribe.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Yes, there is a difference: this is the colloquial form of tribe.

KK~

I think I'll write up my character concept now and maybe send it to you?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Mmmkay.

Roma
The Eternal City

Rome is a new city to the region, founded only scant decades ago. Still lead by its founder, Romulus, the little city has exploded, its new and ferocious method of fighting proving fearsome. It has swiftly brought many of the nearby Latin towns under its heel, and casts its eyes farther.

To continue to expand, however, may be unwise. To the north, the Gallic tribes lurk, harassing Rome’s borders. To the south, Greek Italy and Sicily have not been pleased with her rise, and may take action if it continues. Rome has the potential to become great: however, she must be careful not to overstretch herself, lest she crumble just as fast.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Joining hard and strong!

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 01:15 AM
You're on the list, cap'n.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:40 AM
Character Sheet:

Concept derived from Froggie and Hero: thanks, Froggie and Hero!

Name:
Faction: The city or nation that you are allied with.
Backstory: Your birth, growth, and how you became to be a champion of your city/nation. Approve backstories with me first: most will be approved, but I just don't want anything too crazy.

Your statistics: These represent your abilities.

Strength: Determines your physical strength.
Endurance (magic): Determines your ability to take damage and endure physical hardship. If you are a magus, this determines your prana capacity instead. (Magi are squishy~)
Quick: Your reaction speed and your ability to move.
Clever: Your ability to come up with plans and insights. While all heroes are clever, heroes with high CLV are renowned for their trickery and guile. (To elaborate. You as a player shall come up with plans as usual. However, a high CLV will result in the GM giving you additional insights into the situation, clues to better courses of action.)
Luck: All heroes are lucky, but those with high LCK are exceptionally lucky: they seem not only blessed by the gods, but actively watched over.

Your stats are placed on this scale:

1 Good: Good puts you in the top 15% of humanity in this stat.
2 Great: Great places you in the top 5% of humanity in this stat.
1 Heroic: A heroic stat makes you known among the region for your skill in this matter.
1 Legendary: A legendary stat places you in the company of heroes. Your ability is spoken all throughout the world.

You get 1 Good stat, 2 Great stats, 1 Heroic stat, and 1 Legendary stat. Distribute as you will.

Perks: Pick 2. In these things, you can be said to be exceptional in. For example, you could be a hunter unsurpassed, or a friend to all animals.

Magic: magic items/abilities, also two (max). These are the things that we may in time call your Noble Phantasms. For each item/ability, include a history as to how you came by it.

Magic: The Age of the Gods is rich in magic: almost all heroes have some ability with it. Heroes can use magic to increase their strength, to fight beyond lethal injuries, to inspire their allies, and all sorts of mystical effects. However, for most, magic is subtle. It produces effects that can be felt, but that typically do not make a showy display of light, or the like. This is not true for all heroes though. Certain heroes who have studied magic extensively can produce far grander effects, capable of rains of light and fire, transmutations, and more. If you are one of those heroes, indicate that you are a magus on your sheet.


You may notice that there is not much guidance for magic items and perks. This is intentional. Things that are too overpowered (read: that give the GM headaches when trying to design challenges for them) will not be allowed, but for the most part, you may let your imagination run wild.

Did I forget anything in here, or do I need to elaborate?

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 02:46 AM
EDIT: alright, I've finished skimming through.
I defiantly want to join.

How quicky do you want the profiles up?
I can have one within the hour, but I'd like a firmer deadline.

If I missed it inn my skimming I apologize.

Will we be doing Face Claims?


I have a concept I'm gonna pm you about.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Time: no limit as of yet, setting is not complete. Face claims are optional.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Ne, Leo.

How will my spirits work in relation to the limit on magical items? I'd be fine giving up casting spells for them.

Oh shoot, I didn't even consider how prana would factor into my abilities.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Ne, Leo.

How will my spirits work in relation to the limit on magical items? I'd be fine giving up casting spells for them.

Oh shoot, I didn't even consider how prana would factor into my abilities.

Those are your major magics, pretty much. You can do minor stuff that isn't those, but no other freeform big stuff.

...eh, I need to clarify this. Magic items was a catchall: the proper term is now just magic in general. Casters will automatically have one of their slots occupied with spells, possibly two depending on what they cast.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:03 AM
So both my slots are occupied?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Will you take "wait and see for other people" as an answer?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Sure.

I feel like it would be a headache trying to come up with something at the moment anyways. xD

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 04:09 AM
The way things are going, I'm gonna go ahead and claim Rome.
Unless anyone objects?

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Spaaaaartaaaaa~

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Israel.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 04:21 AM
*shakes fist at mages*

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 04:21 AM
It occurs to me,
How is Theo suppose to become new main hero if there already is one?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:21 AM
*Waves back cheekily.*

^ Solomon is the leader, I'm the warrior?

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 04:22 AM
Solomon is too busy being king to run around being a hero, I would assume.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:24 AM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Hm ... what to do for perks ...

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 04:24 AM
I just reread the Israel section.
I actually see plenty of opportunities for the creative.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Might join this, if there's still space.

Gotta try and catch up for Notes, zombies and GW2 first though...


What are the chances that Asian powers will be available in this?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:32 AM
Hm ... how should he have come to be Israel's hero, I wonder ...

Also, I did not realize that there could only be one hero per faction/city/whatever.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 04:38 AM
I don't think there's any such thing.
You just have to remember, directly becoming the hero likely means taking his place.
Thats not an easy feat no matter how you look at it. But.
The moment I reread the description, it occurred to me it might be possible to split off a section of Israel and make it your own.

Of course this way you are facing him directly rather then succeeding.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:39 AM
... I don't see why there can't be two heroes?

Or why I'd need to take his place.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Why can't there be a ruler, then a champion/hero who acts on the behalf of the ruler?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 04:59 AM
That's what I was thinking.

Even then, there's no reason there couldn't be more than one hero.

It's not like hero is an official position or anything. xD

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 05:00 AM
I dunno, "Champion of the City of _______" sounds like a fairly exclusive group.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Well, I don't think it's not really 'hero', but instead the champion of the village/town/city/etc from how it's worded...

So unless each faction then gets various other, smaller settlements within them I think it may well be 1 per faction?

Unless I'm misunderstanding something and you're right.

Leo, can you clarify~?

Yun
November 12th, 2011, 05:02 AM
It occurs to me,
How is Theo suppose to become new main hero if there already is one?
I assume he would play one of the client states of Israel or maybe one of the 12 tribes? Anyways if we're claiming cities I'll claim Corinth.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 05:02 AM
But that's only because you phrased it that way.

For example, I think my PC might have the name: "Solomon's Whip."

There's nothing in there precluding someone else from being: "The Lion of Israel", "Solomon's Hammer", "The Fire of God", etc.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 05:16 AM
I don't think you get my point.
Most of the factions are not so cleanly ruled.

But Israel and Rome both are unified.

So upon realizing this, I wonder if someone will claim Rome while I'm working on my profile, so i made a claim.
maybe I was wrong in my initial assumption?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 05:22 AM
But a hero does not have to be the ruler of a nation.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Meh.

I'm just gonna assume my imital assumption was flawed.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 05:48 AM
But that's only because you phrased it that way.
orz
My bad.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 05:49 AM
This is all your fault, BD =|

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 06:00 AM
That was directed at you, Elyrin. xD

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 09:29 AM
No "Barbarians" anymore?

Awwwwwww.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 09:34 AM
Nope.

Edit
I originally had something more helpful then this, but then I realized I might be speaking out of place.


I just nerfed a logical power for my char because it was too OP.
Even with the limitations I was putting on it. In the end, while i might have gotten it, I would have needed to sacrifice something else.

Oh well. Back to the old drawing board.

Erlkonig
November 12th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Wait what I wanted to be in Rome.

;_;

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 10:09 AM
I would like to take The Dodecanese League, please.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Wait what I wanted to be in Rome.

;_;

hmm
Let's talk it out.
To be frank, Rome was what Leo thought would fit my character best when I was checking to see if he'd allow me to open this particular can of worms. And after looking at it carefully, I agree. That's why I started this little mess in the first place.


EDIT when I said can of worms, I was referring to my character design.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Would Perks be equivalent to Personal Skills, somewhat?

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Well guys, I'm calling Alexandria (Greek Egypt). I also have an interesting idea; though, I'm still trying to come up with my character's skills.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Assorted things:

Factions are not exclusive. You can have more than on PC coming from the same place.

@ BD: None: this RP is limited to the Med.

@ Xel: Kind of, yes.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Assorted things:Factions are not exclusive. You can have more than on PC coming from the same [email protected] BD: None: this RP is limited to the [email protected] Xel: Kind of, yes.Well, that answers that.
Hey, Erlkonig!
We're going to be neighbors!Wanna have a cookout?

Leo,Thanks.
You stepped in just in time to prevent needless discussion.

EDIT: Note to self: never submit a post until the editing buttons have finished loading. Even if it does take forever. Took me ten minutes to edit this post.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 12:41 PM
InB4 I'm all alone on the islands.

Mormarth
November 12th, 2011, 12:43 PM
I'll just sit back and wait for everyone to choose a faction, then I'll go with the underdog.

Except if it's Athens, they're assholes.

:<

/notsureifserious

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Meh,
Theres plenty of people left.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Meh,
Theres plenty of people left.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Macedon. I'm taking it even if it isn't listed.

And I'm a bit confused about the character designs, Leo. Are we making what are basically people who will become Heroic Spirits? If so, do we get any magic weapons of any sort?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Macedon. I'm taking it even if it isn't listed.

Oh u~


And I'm a bit confused about the character designs, Leo. Are we making what are basically people who will become Heroic Spirits? If so, do we get any magic weapons of any sort?

Basically, you are making heroes that could potentially be Heroic Spirits if things turn out right, yes. Magic weapons: very yes: things that may become Noble Phantasms.

RacingeR
November 12th, 2011, 01:30 PM
I am also going with Sparta.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 01:32 PM
How many names should we use?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 01:34 PM
How many names should we use?

Greeks should follow Greek convention, which seems to be one name, plus a title or 'son of'. For Israelites and Romans, I believe it's first-last, but not 100% - wiki.

Correction: See Theo.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 01:34 PM
wut

^ No, Israelites did the same son of thing.

My PC is Abishai bar-Abida.

Bar meaning son of.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Cool,
Roman Name Generator for the win.

Sherrinford
November 12th, 2011, 01:45 PM
^ "Naughtius Maximus"?

:P

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 01:48 PM
I vote we take that as Sherrinford asking to join. :D

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Sherrin, you are hereby drafted.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Leo, the pots that are mentioned in the Dodecanese league...

That would be Greek Fire, correct?

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Rejoice, Sherrin!
You are now in the Age of Gods,
A time of heroes!
A time of villains!
War is always around the corner,
But with it comes opertunitiy.

What wil you do with it? I can't help but wonder.
Will you assend the thrown,
Or would you rather grind those smaller then you beneath your iron fist.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Leo, the pots that are mentioned in the Dodecanese league...

That would be Greek Fire, correct?

Tis the implication, yes. IT'S A TRADE SECRET DON'T TELL ANYONE

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Tis the implication, yes. IT'S A TRADE SECRET DON'T TELL ANYONE

Yeah, I was thinking of having my character use it.

And the mixture for it shall never, ever, EVER be told. To ANYONE.

Sherrinford
November 12th, 2011, 01:58 PM
EH?! NO! WAIT! I WAS JOKING! NO! NO!

*is dragged by the legs*

NOOOOOooooooooooo- *





No, seriously, I don't know if I can partecipate. I was just blitzing the thread.

Spinach
November 12th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Do it Sherrin! I shall eagerly await every one of your posts. :3

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Speaking of which, would adding that into my character sheet fall under "Perks", or would it fall under "Magic"?

I know the Greek Fire isn't technically magic, but it seems more like a weapon or something that would become a Noble Phantasm than a Personal Skill...

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Speaking of which, would adding that into my character sheet fall under "Perks", or would it fall under "Magic"?

I know the Greek Fire isn't technically magic, but it seems more like a weapon or something that would become a Noble Phantasm than a Personal Skill...

Perks are more personal skills, so throw it under magic.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 02:07 PM
And, I guess non-Caster characters build their "Magic" in much the same way as Noble Phantasms?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:07 PM
And, I guess non-Caster characters build their "Magic" in much the same way as Noble Phantasms?

I think so, though I'm not totally sure what you're getting at.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Like, Name, Type(Anti-Unit or whatever), Rank, etc.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:11 PM
No, you don't need to fill out stuff like that.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Oh, okay.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 02:17 PM
This is intresting.
I was making my percs based on my characters situation.
Would they instead belong under magic, with it all as a single description?

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Hm.... has the stat system been decided yet, or are we supposed to make their character sheets as if they're already summoned Heroic Spirits? Like: A, B, C+, Skills, Noble Phantasms?

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Stat system would be here (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1293-Halls-of-Marble-An-Age-of-the-Gods-Roleplay?p=452799&viewfull=1#post452799).

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Page 7 or 8


Edit: Sniped Again!

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Hm.... has the stat system been decided yet, or are we supposed to make their character sheets as if they're already summoned Heroic Spirits? Like: A, B, C+, Skills, Noble Phantasms?

Here.


Character Sheet:

Concept derived from Froggie and Hero: thanks, Froggie and Hero!

Name:
Faction: The city or nation that you are allied with.
Backstory: Your birth, growth, and how you became to be a champion of your city/nation. Approve backstories with me first: most will be approved, but I just don't want anything too crazy.

Your statistics: These represent your abilities.

Strength: Determines your physical strength.
Endurance (magic): Determines your ability to take damage and endure physical hardship. If you are a magus, this determines your prana capacity instead. (Magi are squishy~)
Quick: Your reaction speed and your ability to move.
Clever: Your ability to come up with plans and insights. While all heroes are clever, heroes with high CLV are renowned for their trickery and guile. (To elaborate. You as a player shall come up with plans as usual. However, a high CLV will result in the GM giving you additional insights into the situation, clues to better courses of action.)
Luck: All heroes are lucky, but those with high LCK are exceptionally lucky: they seem not only blessed by the gods, but actively watched over.

Your stats are placed on this scale:

1 Good: Good puts you in the top 15% of humanity in this stat.
2 Great: Great places you in the top 5% of humanity in this stat.
1 Heroic: A heroic stat makes you known among the region for your skill in this matter.
1 Legendary: A legendary stat places you in the company of heroes. Your ability is spoken all throughout the world.

You get 1 Good stat, 2 Great stats, 1 Heroic stat, and 1 Legendary stat. Distribute as you will.

Perks: Pick 2. In these things, you can be said to be exceptional in. For example, you could be a hunter unsurpassed, or a friend to all animals.

Magic: magic items/abilities, also two (max). These are the things that we may in time call your Noble Phantasms. For each item/ability, include a history as to how you came by it.

Magic: The Age of the Gods is rich in magic: almost all heroes have some ability with it. Heroes can use magic to increase their strength, to fight beyond lethal injuries, to inspire their allies, and all sorts of mystical effects. However, for most, magic is subtle. It produces effects that can be felt, but that typically do not make a showy display of light, or the like. This is not true for all heroes though. Certain heroes who have studied magic extensively can produce far grander effects, capable of rains of light and fire, transmutations, and more. If you are one of those heroes, indicate that you are a magus on your sheet.


You may notice that there is not much guidance for magic items and perks. This is intentional. Things that are too overpowered (read: that give the GM headaches when trying to design challenges for them) will not be allowed, but for the most part, you may let your imagination run wild.

Did I forget anything in here, or do I need to elaborate?

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Double snipe?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:22 PM
This is intresting.
I was making my percs based on my characters situation.
Would they instead belong under magic, with it all as a single description?

Depends: throw me the written up ability and I'll see where it goes.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Ah, thanks guys. Leo, I'll have the sheet in by tonight at the latest.

Fingolfin
November 12th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Hey Leo, are there still any slots open for this RP?

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Finally got my sheet up. Man did it take a while to make.

lethum
November 12th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Yo, Leo. Since Froggie doesn't seem to want to update Heaven's Gate: Reloaded, do you want a co-GM?

@Ogo: 4 slots are left as of today as of twenty something minutes ago. I just checked the OP.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 02:49 PM
I don't mean to sound pushy, but why isn't my name on the list?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Hey Leo, are there still any slots open for this RP?

By all means.


Yo, Leo. Since Froggie doesn't seem to want to update Heaven's Gate: Reloaded, do you want a co-GM?


I could use someone to do ideas with, certainly.


I don't mean to sound pushy, but why isn't my name one the list?

...derp, because I forgot to put it there.

lethum
November 12th, 2011, 03:07 PM
I could use someone to do ideas with, certainly.Alright, send me a PM if you need my help. Or if you have something you need to tell me.

Froggie
November 12th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Yo, Leo. Since Froggie doesn't seem to want to update Heaven's Gate: Reloaded, do you want a co-GM? Hey! I'm working on it!

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Oh god making a Greek name is so damned hard. Leo, there will be butchered Greek coming your way soon.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Oh god making a Greek name is so damned hard. Leo, there will be butchered Greek coming your way soon.

This entire RP is basically a big ol butchering of Greek culture XD

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Leooooooooooo!

How is it looking for my spell slots?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Leooooooooooo!

How is it looking for my spell slots?

You aren't looking underpowered, if that's the question.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 03:19 PM
<_<

I mean, does it look like it'll take up two slots?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:20 PM
<_<

I mean, does it look like it'll take up two slots?

Yes if the other slot is something big, no if it's small.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 03:21 PM
So Leo, is my revised character sheet looking good now?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Yes if the other slot is something big, no if it's small.

Hm ... does a chariot constitute something small?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Hm ... does a chariot constitute something small?

Depending on what it does.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Depending on what it does.

PM time~

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 03:39 PM
LOL,
I like the way we are all being so oblique with are profile details here.

I'm actually suprised.
It looks like I'll have mine ready today.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 03:41 PM
No one knows my seekrits :3

No one but Theo and Race, anyway.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 03:45 PM
No one knows my seekrits :3

No one but Theo and Race, anyway.

No one except Leo knows of my 'seekrits,' so take that! JK

Still, I wouldn't mind sharing my character sheet with others if they're willing to do an exchange of them to make it fair.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 05:38 PM
The Divine

It is for no small reason that the age is titled the Age of the Gods. The divine is everywhere. Spirits of nature reside in every nook of the countryside, spiritual races drift in and out of the world, and of course, true gods watch over their flocks. The divine is the greatest ally or foe a hero can have: it would serve one well to be familiar with them.

Spirits: Minor spirits reside everywhere: the trees, the rocks, the waves. Most of these spirits are weak, even weaker than normal humans. However, certain places will have strong spirits attached to them, possibly making a formidable foe or ally.

Divine Spirits: Gorgons, Chimera, Pegasi... All these creatures and more roam the world. Beyond mortals, there are these beasts, some almost minor gods in their own right, and as fickle as true gods.

Gods: The big fish of the divine pyramid. Gods are given power and form by faith and the works of their servants: as such, many minor tribal gods exist, but if one were to count the gods truly deserving of the title, one would count 13: the Greek/Roman pantheon, and YHWH.

The Olympic Gods: Given strength by almost the entirety of the civilized world, the Olympian Gods are the most powerful pantheon of the divine. However, divided as their followers (and themselves) are, they cannot ever come to a consensus on action. The squabbling of the gods and their followers are the stuff of legend.

YHWH: The God of the Jews is, as a personal entity, the most powerful being in the known world. However, he is as inscrutable as the Greek gods are petty. Unlike his counterparts, which interfere in the affairs of mortals a great deal, YHWH declines to even reside on the physical plane: his energies are concentrated towards strange plans known only to himself. Nobody knows what he intends, and nobody wants to.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 05:38 PM
^^I'll decide once mine is ok'd. The weapons are giving me trouble.



EDIT: Leo, this is interesting. Also allows me to add a new layer to the backstory.

Erlkonig
November 12th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Well, that answers that.
Hey, Erlkonig!
We're going to be neighbors!Wanna have a cookout?

Leo,Thanks.
You stepped in just in time to prevent needless discussion.

EDIT: Note to self: never submit a post until the editing buttons have finished loading. Even if it does take forever. Took me ten minutes to edit this post.

Cookout? Sure, we'll BBQ in the Collosseum!

Wait, do we even have a Collosseum yet?

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 05:42 PM
I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
(i.e. When Leo decides to)

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Hm...

That... sounds odd to me. I need to check Fuyuki...


God 神 - Kami


(General rendition/imagery of God - probably matches with the Church version - in DDD)


If God's a phenomenon that's perfect and flawless while omniscient and omnipotent, demons are phenomena that are absurd and nontangible while human and incompetent.


Back in the old days, demons used to be thought of as messengers of God, but God and demons are completely different; how people are suffering under demons isn't being heard by him.


Since demons are incompetent, they hang around humans, but God doesn't care about humans. Doesn't care about faith and no interest in how humans have fun or suffer; since of course, he just needs himself. That's what it means to be omniscient and omnipotent.


So the only thing he has ever had to say to us is "Bug off, don't bother me."


Which would be the general gist of what Kinoko wanted to say in DDD.


Hm... that would explain the seeming non-interference.

It just doesn't give a shit.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 05:46 PM
^^

No, you don't yet. Rome is still up and coming: no time to build monuments.

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 05:47 PM
meh
Oh well.

Erlkonig, since were both in Rome I'll share my profile with you.

Erlkonig
November 12th, 2011, 05:48 PM
meh
Oh well.

Erlkonig, since were both in Rome I'll share my profile with you.

Sure.

Erlkonig
November 12th, 2011, 05:49 PM
By the way, Leo, can you post the sheet template in the OP?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Tis done.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM
No one knows my seekrits :3

No one but Theo and Race, anyway.

I know all of Elyrin's secrets. :3


^^

No, you don't yet. Rome is still up and coming: no time to build monuments.

Has Solomon built his temple?

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Hey Leo, this RP is filling up pretty fast. Can I reserve a spot for a friend of mine who wants to be in it?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM
An additional note: Elyrin and Race, I expect- nay, I require ​300 references.

^ Yes you could. When's he going to be able to post here?

@ Theo: What is Solomon without the temple?

...okay, a badass with an army of demons, but the temple is built.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 06:12 PM
^ Yes you could. When's he going to be able to post here?

He should be able to pretty soon. I just helped him set up an account and he's waiting for the verification E-mail now.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 06:14 PM
He should be able to pretty soon. I just helped him set up an account and he's waiting for the verification E-mail now.

Excellent.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Oh, and I just sent you my character sheet. It's a bit long so it's in two parts.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Am I the only hero of Israel?

Alas, what a cruel world!

Contemplating changing my PC's gender since I don't think there will be any female heroes otherwise.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Am I the only hero of Israel?

Alas, what a cruel world!

Contemplating changing my PC's gender since I don't think there will be any female heroes otherwise.

How dare you.

Going out and being a hero instead of getting married and obeying your husband as a woman should? YOU HERETIC.
[/not serious]

To be honest with you, Theo, this isn't really the time period where such a thing as a female hero exists.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 06:23 PM
I disagree.

Even the Israelites had a female hero in Deborah.

*Smacks Xelloss.*

DO NOT PRESUME TO LECTURE ME, CUR

Mormarth
November 12th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Now, Now, Theo. Humbleness is a virtrue.

We must forgive those who hath trespassed against us.

/catholicfu

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Ah, of course, Morm.

*Embraces Xelloss.*

I forgive you, cur.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Factions are not exclusive. You can have more than on PC coming from the same place.
YES!!



@ BD: None: this RP is limited to the Med.
That works.

Alrighty, put me down.

I'll decide my faction once I'm done with a Notes post.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Am I the only hero of Israel?

Alas, what a cruel world!

Contemplating changing my PC's gender since I don't think there will be any female heroes otherwise.

I'm the only hero (that term might be a stretch, but I still qualify for it) of Alexandria, yet you don't hear me complaining about it.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Nobody's joining me in the The Dodecanese League, it seems.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Nobodies joining me in the The Dodecanese League, it seems.

Be calm, young whippersnapper: half the RP hasn't picked a faction. :p

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Making Character now, I'm Egyptian hero :3

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Making Character now, I'm Egyptian hero :3

Perhaps we can exchange character sheets when you are done my fellow (Greek) Egyptian.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Perhaps we can exchange character sheets when you are done my fellow (Greek) Egyptian.

Yeah, this is an important point. Egypt is not really so much the old-school pyramids Egypt as it is more Greek.

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Almost everyone is Greek.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 07:13 PM
incoming PM

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Yeah, this is an important point. Egypt is not really so much the old-school pyramids Egypt as it is more Greek.

I bet that there are still the natives and traditional Egyptian priests to keep that tradition alive. Perhaps we can have hieroglyphs act like runes? It would make sense in context of how the Egyptians viewed it.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 07:16 PM
An additional note: Elyrin and Race, I expect- nay, I require ​300 references.

VERY WELL

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I bet that there are still the natives and traditional Egyptian priests to keep that tradition alive. Perhaps we can have hieroglyphs act like runes? It would make sense in context of how the Egyptians viewed it.

Yeah, there are a fair few native Egyptians around, but the PCs come from the Greek migrants being the point. Although, rune hieroglyphs is interesting.

Fangstrike
November 12th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Another interesting RP.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 07:24 PM
...That might be worth taking, if I don't go Thebes or League.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Yeah, there are a fair few native Egyptians around, but the PCs come from the Greek migrants being the point. Although, rune hieroglyphs is interesting.

My main reasoning is that there is no reason for the Egyptian pantheon to die yet. After all, the downfall of Egyptian culture didn't occur until the rise of Christianity, and there were even Egyptian cultists in Rome during the apex of the Roman Empire. Since this is set way before Christianity, the gods over there should still very much be alive.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 07:27 PM
My main reasoning is that there is no reason for the Egyptian pantheon to die yet. After all, the downfall of Egyptian culture didn't occur until the rise of Christianity, and there were even Egyptian cultists in Rome during the apex of the Roman Empire. Since this is set way before Christianity, the gods over there should still very much be alive.

The Egyptian pantheon has been reduced to minor gods, hiding in the desert. And if we're talking reasoning, the reason is because I say so.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 07:34 PM
The Egyptian pantheon has been reduced to minor gods, hiding in the desert. And if we're talking reasoning, the reason is because I say so.

First, I never said they were strong gods. I was simply stating that they should still be alive. Besides, it's not my problem since I'm not native Egyptian.

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 07:46 PM
...As per discussions on IRC,
Taking Byzantium~

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM
My Egyptian trap character is ready!

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM
>trap

Ohohohoho~ :3

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Romulus and Remus are now genderbent. Thank you for your time.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Wait.

Elyrin's PC is Greek!

Buttsex imminent. :3

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 08:01 PM
And then Leonidas was angry that a Jew was raping one of his subordinates.

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 08:01 PM
My Egyptian trap character is ready!

So, want to exchange profiles?

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 08:02 PM
And then Leonidas was angry that a Jew was raping one of his subordinates.

He can have some buttsex too. :3

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 08:02 PM
So, what to exchange profiles?

Sure :3

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 08:03 PM
He can have some buttsex too. :3

laughingspartans.jpg

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Hito-chan~

I will also exact a toll from you~

EnigmaticFellow
November 12th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Sure :3

Sent mine to you. Now it's your turn.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Hito-chan~

I will also exact a toll from you~

>.>U

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 08:10 PM
He can have some buttsex too. :3

Being on the receiving end of a Spartan Kick is bad for your health, Theo.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Being on the receiving end of a Spartan Kick is bad for your health, Theo.

We traps should stick together :3

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 08:12 PM
lol

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 08:15 PM
We traps should stick together :3

>implying I am always a trap

PenPen
November 12th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Hey I'm Bloble's reserved spot, can I join in now?

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Yeah, that's the guy Leo.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM
>implying I am always a trap

>implying isn't always a trap

:3

Froggie
November 12th, 2011, 08:18 PM
He has an Iskander avatar. I like him already.

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 08:19 PM
>implying isn't always a trap

:3

>implying you are even making sense

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Hey I'm Bloble's reserved spot, can I join in now?

Ayup: welcome to the team.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 08:20 PM
>implying you are even making sense

I blame my lack of sleep

Blackdeath6031
November 12th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Hey I'm Bloble's reserved spot, can I join in now?Welcome to Beast's Lair, good sir. ^w^

PenPen
November 12th, 2011, 08:22 PM
He has an Iskander avatar. I like him already.
Why thank you. I appreciate Iskander's awesome as well.

PenPen
November 12th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Ayup: welcome to the team.
Thanks, I'll try to get my character sheet in by tomorrow.

PenPen
November 12th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Welcome to Beast's Lair, good sir. ^w^
Thank's to you good chap, I look forward to being a part of BL.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Multiquote. Learn to use it dude. (Yeah, I had some trouble in the beginning with that too.)

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 08:37 PM
>.>U

I missed you too~ <3

2ndsly
November 12th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Welcome,
Only one rule you really need to know.

What happens in the 7th Dimension, stays in the 7th dimension.
Literally, the posts there don't count.

HitokiriNanaya
November 12th, 2011, 09:26 PM
I missed you too~ <3

Snuggle snuggle snuggle

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Welcome to Beast's Lair, PenPen.

Try not to get Mental Pollution Rank A too quickly. We do need a few sane people, at least.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 10:42 PM
I am considering trading profiles with xelloss, just to see what crazy shit he's come up with this time.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Thank you for the public announcement? :p

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 10:44 PM
He's just bumping the thread to try and get people to work faster, Leo.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 10:44 PM
You're welcome, Leo-chan~

xelloss
November 12th, 2011, 10:46 PM
I am considering trading profiles with xelloss, just to see what crazy shit he's come up with this time.

To be honest, Tycho isn't so crazy.

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 10:46 PM
^^ No thanks was given.

RacingeR
November 12th, 2011, 10:48 PM
I don't think I will be able to have a profile ready this week, since I got exams and all that. Next week might be possible.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 10:55 PM
How am I looking on Powuh Levelz, Leo?

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Obscene. Nerfing imminent.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Obscene. Nerfing imminent.

Ooh!! Ooh!! What about me?!

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Ooh!! Ooh!! What about me?!

I don't care how OP you are, you have an awesome backstory.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Obscene. Nerfing imminent.

Really?

I iz surprised.

Bloble
November 12th, 2011, 10:59 PM
I don't care how OP you are, you have an awesome backstory.

Thanks Leo~

:3

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Really?

I iz surprised.

I think I need to get you a new sarcasm detector.

Theocrass
November 12th, 2011, 11:03 PM
I think I need to get you a new sarcasm detector.

Oh.

Well, I still need to figure out how he became a hero and finish up the perks ... so I'll have it ready in a bit.

Still, you can't tell me anything about my place?

Elyrin
November 12th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Bloble, I demand to see this backstory! =|

SeiKeo
November 12th, 2011, 11:04 PM
Oh.

Well, I still need to figure out how he became a hero and finish up the perks ... so I'll have it ready in a bit.

Still, you can't tell me anything about my place?

Not sure why it's important to you?