This is the roleplay thread for Overworld, my original RP.
Please read this initial opening post before posting, as it will explain a lot of unanswered questions, initial scenarios, how to post, as well as how to translate the world map and the existing territories. Also, please subscribe to this thread so that you can remain up-to-date with notifications. : )
There exists, beyond the visible world we see, a place where the impossible is indeed possible. A place where magic isn't merely a dark art whispered among sorcerers and beggars, but rather is flourished by it. This place, as grand as it may seem, is referred to the Overworld: home to the creatures of legend and all fey imaginable. Far above the world that we know and live in, these fey have a paradise of their own, with gardens, beauty, riches, and marvelous kingdoms in a more advanced society than that of our world. They lived in peace and harmony, with few crimes ever heard of upon the kingdom of Kilkes Seres.
That is, however, until three friends severed the bond of trust and ventured into the world below, implanting a terrible idea into the minds of greedy humans that would never cease.
It has been several years since the three fey friends arrived in the world below within the Medieval era, befriending many and antagonizing others. Many humans were indeed frightened of these magical beings, fearing that they were demons from the underworld or accursed sorcerers performing witchcraft. Their rumor leaked to the ears of King Alderon Niles, a man who recently was grieved by his daughter's infliction of a terrible curse. In hopes that these three friends could cure his daughter, Alderon had other plans in mind for these fey, along with those who reside in the world above. Many wars have stained the earth with blood, and Alderon's very kingdom was threatening to split in two if something wasn't done. Something tremendous, extraordinary . . . . And that's when he realized it: if he could somehow channel magic into his war there would be no way that his enemies could touch him, let alone defeat him. It would indeed be a sacrifice of a splendid and marvelous race, but these were hard times, and Alderon would do what it took to do what's right for his daughter, his kingdom, and, most importantly, himself.
Realizing that they would be used, the three friends fled the Kingdom of Sondon, attempting to escape back to the Overworld. One of their friends, Ren, managed to return, while Helios and Ariana were captured. Both were used in Alderon's terrible, inhumane experiments, transferring their magical blood into that of a human and performing rituals only whispered of among sorcerers. After infusing ten soldiers with Ari's blood, only three surviving (including Henry), the fey expired, leaving Helios alone to fuel Alderon's experiments. And to this day he still lives, fueling a limited supply of men while Alderon perfects his ultimate device that will provide him with all of the fey he desires: the flying machine.
War is brewing, and the cogs are now in motion. The fey above are aware and preparing for this battle against the augmented human race, and very soon the rest of the world below will too experience a catastrophe they could hardly imagine.
Today your journey begins, and you play a vital role in the outcome of this conflict that is rising. Your actions will determine the fate of all humanity, as well as the world of the fey. It all starts here, where you will arrive at the scene.
In the Kingdom of Sondon, Alderon has prepared a feast for his most loyal scientists, engineers, and soldiers. A very closed group with high security. An orchestra is playing for the occasion, and everyone is dressed in their finest. King Alderon sits at the head of the table, overviewing a scroll while speaking with his royal advisor. Guests are filling in, and if you are a member of the staff you are likely attending this meeting. Helios has also been invited as a guest, one of his first times outside of the bleak prison walls that he is normally surrounded by.
During that same evening a small private council has gathered in the meeting room of Queen Shiva, ruler of Kilkes Seres and a great portion of the Overworld. Apparently a small city independent of Kilkis Seres, called Mystras, has shut themselves off from them, keeping to themselves and doing strange activities, including frequent visits to Ispolis. Queen Shiva won't disclose what is there, but she is displeased by the activities and fear Mystras may be aligned with the humans. If you are fey you may be at this council, or you may be enjoying the evening doing whatever you please. The entire map of the Overworld is open to you.
When posting please include your character's name and location at the top of your post, so that way we can keep things more organized and know at a glance where you are. : )
Below are the maps to the two worlds that our legacy takes place in:
The Kingdom of Sondon is all red territories on the map, with the capitol being Sondon itself. The pale-blue and lime-green territories are other neighboring kingdoms, the pale-blue country being named Helvadoria (will update the map eventually), and the Kingdom of Augustus. King Augustus is one who keeps to himself often, not often involved in the battles between the Kingdom of Sondon and Helvadoria.
Kilkis Seres is the capitol of the main territories of the Overworld, while Mystras is governered independently by a lord that reports to Queen Shiva of Kilkis Seres.
There are other territories beyond the ones aforementioned on these two maps, but the ones which are shown is where the story is going to take place and where you will predominately be traveling/reffering to. Capitols are indicated by larger dots.
And finally, we have our character roster, courtesy of The Unversed and Endless Thundaga (because I can never keep this updated myself for the life of me):
Dwellers of the Overworld:
Ruled by Queen Shiva (Female, Fey-Eidolon)
'Eliltari' among Elves & 'Rabiyu' among others (Female, High Elf)
Rufus Contralto (Male, Fey)
Elia Cabret (Female, Fairy)
Yevgeni Malachite (Male, Elf)
Helios (Male, Fey)
Jynn Venas, Heir of Overworld (Male, Fey-Eidolon)
Pracia (Female, Scralose)
Alicia Kross (Female, Fey)
Aqua Lumen (Female, Elf)
Machiav Froisis or "Alastor" (Male, Fey)
Maxis (Possessed Armor, Likely Fey)
Bherna Lao (Female, Fey)
Eclaire (Female, Valkyrie/Succubus)
Morana (Female, Fey-Wedigo)
Soren Monroe (Male, Demonic Fey)
Typhon (Possibly Male, Cyph)
Rhaedyn Thane (Possibly Male, Ithurian)
Those within the World Below:
Ruled by King Alderon Niles (Male, Human)
Effie (Female, Demon-Zanzia)
Raleigh Marin (Female, Human)
Aura Aeternum (Female, Human)
Aurion Aeternum (Male, Human)
Arthur Gancelot (Male, Human)
Visco Niles (Female, Human (Cursed))
Midnea (Female, Fey-Fairy)
Henry Hansees (Male, Human (Augmented))
Draksis Gunther (Male, Human)
Curvis Sourati (Male, Human)
Roger (Male, Human)
Everyth Castanova (Female, Human)