Introduction: War between humans and magical creatures has always been common. The two groups, while they can be at peace for a time, eventually find something to disagree on, and soon enough a bloody massacre of either humans or beasts ensues. But after some time has passed, the war is ended and peace returns. When the human priests caused their race to rise up against the mythical races, nobody held their breath. It was assumed that this war, like every war in the past, would be over soon. But this was not the case. The human soldiers seemed to be motivated by something other than thirst for blood. It was as if the priests had caused every civilized human to become enraged with the magical beings. Soon enough, things got out of hand. Peaceful elven women and children were slaughtered in their home villages, forest guardians were forced to lie dying on the ground as they watched their forest burn around them, unicorns were butchered for rations. The entire world became wreathed in chaos.
Four years later, 5% of the magical population was left. The majority of the creatures continued to fight against their human oppressors, but several hundred retreated to the last known bastion of mythical creatures: The Cerulean Hollow.
The hollow, while it seems inviting at the entrance, is home to many monstrosities. Goblins populate abandoned dwarven cities, enraged Golems violently protect the remains of their homes, and some have even witnessed the mighty Grootslang, a terrible giant serpent with the tusks of an elephant. Regardless of the horrors that wait within, the mythical creatures entered the cave and began their new lives. Most of the tribes have settled down in large grottos deep within the caverns, but several adventurous souls will not settle for a roughly made village. Legends of a beautiful underground city (for which the cave is named) have reached the ears of some creatures, causing them to venture deeper into the caverns, hoping to find this subterranean heaven. What will you choose? Stay safe in the arms of your tribe, or venture deeper for greater rewards?
The city of Cerulean Hollow
I don't want to force you to follow any certain plot. You can choose to stay in a village, but the true adventurers will decide to search for the city of Cerulean Hollow. Also, this RP is meant to be a sort of spin-off from Enchanted Forest (It takes place about 20 years later), so feel free to use a character from that RP, if you figure that he/she will survive the Enchanted Forest RP.
Also, there are four factions:
Humans - Most attempts to send large forces into the cave have been unsuccessful, due to the mythical creatures using guerrilla tactics, but several small groups of 1-3 have been able to slip through. Most of these groups are never heard from again, but who knows if they died, or if they joined the creatures....
Mythical Creatures - This faction contains almost every mythical creature, minus goblins, golems, and evil cave dwelling beasts. While the creatures have a deep resentment towards humans and goblins alike, who's to say that they can't ally with some members of the factions?
Goblins - The cave dwelling race of goblins have occupied the cavern for hundreds of years. They have millions of tunnels surrounding the caverns, which they use for fast travel. They are usually quite hostile, and will attack anyone other than a fellow goblin.
Other - Basically this faction is a miscellaneous group. It doesn't mean that the members are allies of each other, it's just a list of creatures that don't fit in with the above factions. Basically, treat this faction as if it were neutral.
Also also, there are several pre-made locations in this rp. As the Rpers travel deeper into the cavern, more locations may be added to the list. Right now the list is filled with starting points for each faction, but don't feel like you HAVE to start here, you can start however you like.
(note about factions: When creating your character, don't feel like you have to place your character in a faction just because of race. Place the character in the faction that you want them to be a part of. For example, someone might have a goblin who has sided with the mythical creatures, regardless of his race.)
Camp Forthand - A human camp that's been set up about a mile from the cave's entrance. The camp is fairly small, and can house about 200 soldiers at one time. There is a strong river close-by, and most small groups ride scout rafts down this river to quickly enter the caverns. This will be a possible starting point for humans.
Jeral - Jeral is the first mythical village to be created in the caverns. It has about 50 residents, and is positioned by an underground river, therefore making it a fishing town. If a villager were to follow the river, they would reach a grand chasm in which a dwarven city resides.
Pfins - Pfins (pronounced Fins) is a dwarven city located in the depths of a huge chasm. The city is surrounded by a lake, which is constantly supplied with a waterfall. Hundreds of Goblins reside within the city, and don't take well to newcomers.
Dabraena - A city that resides between Jeral and Pfins. The majority of this town's population is made up of Dark elves. This is a fairly inhospitable place, so be sure to keep a weapon handy...
(If you belong to the "other" faction, you don't have a specific starting point. Just throw yourself in wherever you like :3)
Read the rules that are listed here, else you will suffer the wrath of... someone... probably me.
Fill out the character form below, and PM it to me. Do not, I repeat, do NOT join in the rp until I've PMed you the go ahead.
This is a Literate RP. Basically, write in a paragraph, almost as you are writing a book.
Wrong - Hello there! *holds out hand*
Right - "Hello there!" said the goblin, as he held out his hand.)
Also, please, if at all possible, refrain from posting short paragraphs. You don't have to write a five page descriptive essay on how the character's nose hairs feel when braided, but try to keep the posts medium sized and interesting. The other RPers gotta have something to work with after all.
Don't God-mode. Don't stray from what you've written in the character form (don't make your elf suddenly be able to morph into dragon when he couldn't before). If you feel that you'd like to add more powers or something else to your character sheet, send me the ideas, and I'll decide whether or not to add them (in most cases I'll probably add them, as long as they aren't over the top)
Romance is allowed (I'd even say it's encouraged... by me at least.... <.< >.> (I like romantic themes)), but please stick to the rules of this board.
Gore is allowed, just don't go over the top. (just because there are entrails hanging from a sword, doesn't mean we need to know what they smell and look like)
Don't assign roles to people. Don't walk into the RP and say "HEY CHAIKES CHARACTER! I'M SUDDENLY YOUR LOVE INTEREST! AAAAAAND I'M YOUR ARCH-ENEMY FROM YEARS AGO!!!!!!", at least not without asking permission of the other RPer first.
(your character sheet will be posted in the second post after I've cleared it)