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starlite4774
06/02/2004 3:53 PM

As the name suggests, this is about the Cataclysm, specifically the first one. This thread will be heavily setting and canon based; however, thankfully for us, there isn't much written on the time just before the first cataclysm...or if there has been stuff written, I haven't read it. So I'll give a few guidelines (as well as the timeline we're dealing with cuz I know I sure forgot it) and then we shall...write history.

It is the Age of Might. Istar, later commonly known as the Blood Sea, has been untouched by the Third Dragon War and has risen to be the dominant city on Ansalon--a city of humans. These humans are, unsurpringly, arrogant and Istar is their focus. Declaring the city to be the moral center of the world, they install the Kingpriest and build the Temple of Istar and, subtly at first, begin to repress any who disagree with their might and culture.

Things take a harsh turn when the Proclaimation of Manifest Virtue is issued, declaring that any evil deed is punishable by slavery or death. It is, of course, up the Kingpriest to decide what is evil and what is not and the real fun begins when he declares a number of races--and mages--to be evil and thus subject to death.

The mob, swayed by the Kingpriest's "good" and "pure" intentions, begin to attack magic. The Tower of Palanthas is cursed and the remaining mages retreat to the Tower of Wayreth, much as the elves retreated to their seperate homes.

This leaves us at the present. It is 6 PC. In the year 1 PC, a fiery mountain will be dropped on Istar and the Age of Might will end. But as for now, the Kingpriest has just started plotting his ascension into godhood and, to that end, has tightened his control by issuing the Edict of Thought Control, by which any evil thought is the equal of an evil crime. The clerics have begun to lose power, leading many to believe the gods are disappearing, which in turn leads to many tightening their grasp on their savior, the Kingpriest.

That is, believe it or not, the short version of the time period. The story of this thread is meant to establish the daily life of the time and the actions of the Kingpriest, as well as his desperation. Everyone is the enemy of our heroes, who race with the gods at their backs toward salvation.

We'll start by establishing our characters. Since most people already know about this thread (and probably skipped the history lesson, hehe), this shouldn't take long. But first, some guidelines.

--No dragons. I'm pretty sure all of the dragons wake up in the next Age...but even if not, dragons are probably too powerful for this.
--Elves, mages, dwarves and most others besides regular humans have pretty much fled the scene. This does not mean you can't be one of these, it just means I want a very good reason. Same goes with magical creatures. I said no dragons, but who knows what else was lurking at the time?
--This is going to be a highly religious thread. We don't actually see much about gods...so this is a good chance to be a cleric. You can even control the gods...just no smiting.

The starting point of our adventure will be Istar. Your character can start anywhere, however, because the heroes will need to be contacted by either their gods or Shinare and meet up with my guy and the evil guys...can be doing whatever they feel like. Duh. They're evil.

Okay, now I'll finally shut up. Here's my character bio. Put yours up and we'll start when I've got all of them.

Name: Mepherion Flameform
Race: Human
Age: 42
Location: Temple of God's Fire, Istar
Deity: Sirrion, the flowing flame. A neutral god of fire, Sirrion influences flame of any kind, as well as natural change, tranformation and power. His mate is Shinare.
Appearence: A tall but rather portly man, Mepherion has short-sheared dark brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a voluminous scarlet and yellow robe and a similarly colored flame pendent. He has several rings on his fingers.
History: A career cleric of Sirrion, Mepherion has long enjoyed the wealth and priviledge of heading a successful temple. He is a mostly moderate man, however, given his deity's neutral nature and his Temple of God's Fire in Istar merely borders the line to excessive. He has a fair number of followers, but lately the numbers are dwindling and his god's voice, once a comforting song in the background of his busy life, is now and mere and disturbed whisper.

There we go. If anyone's curious, Shinare is the goddess of winged victory. She promotes wealth, industry, and commerce. It is said that anyone who is lazy is slowing dying in her eyes and her greatest foe is Hiddukel.

Avenging_Angel
06/02/2004 6:41 PM

Hmm. This looks like an interesting thread. I always wondered why there weren't more Cataclysm threads. Mind if I join?

Name: Luna Kristalsong
Race:Human
Age: 15
Appearance: Long pale blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin
Occupation: Barmaid
Past:
Luna was an orphan left on the steps of a temple, with only a note saying "Her name is Luna". She was taken in and raised, and went out into the world. She eventually wound up in Istar, working at the Three Dragon Inn. Lately, she has been having strange dreams and nightmares, with no cause. She has been having the feeling that something is going to happen. Seeking comfort, she ahs become a regular at the nearest temple, the temple of Sirrion. (Where, I was guessing, she could meet Mepherion)

(((For strictly Out of Character info, Lunitari is the one causing Luna's dreams. I will probably end up playing Lunitari at some point.)))

starlite4774
06/02/2004 6:51 PM

Dreams...that's interesting. I was assuming that the gods would just talk directly to our heroes...but then again, that isn't very likely for non-clerics. So this works out nicely. I haven't decided how I am going to start our adventure out yet, but I may never actually play Mepherion at his Temple. If not, you could have just met him before and now notice him gone. I'll let you know.

Okay, that's one. Come on other people!

Dark_Master
06/03/2004 11:42 AM

Name: E'Ralladon

Race: Human

Age: 29

Appearance: Tall, roughly 6'1, with a slim, but well defined and toned build. Shoulder length golden blonde hair hangs loosely about a chisled, handsome face, a face however which has seen the hard side of life, taking on that somewhat gruff and stubbled appeal. His eyes however, seemed to have retained an oddly youthful vigour, blue as sapphire and as bright as twin stars. Often found wearing a pair of leather breeches, hard soled boots and a white shirt open at the neck. E'Rall bares a tattoo on the back of his neck, although he has little clue as to how he came by it.

History: E'Rall, when but 21, was subject to a series of disturbing and painful experiments, conducted by a certain elite group of Black Robe Magic-users. The threat of the Kingpriest was evidently heavy on the minds of these wizards, and as they intended to fight back at first, they attempted to create weapons. Not your common enchanted swords or other melee instruments. No, their experiments had one specific purpose, and that was to create a 'Living Weapon', a mortal being whom would use their mystically gifted abilities at will and to great, but terrifying effects.

Despite this, their efforts where not entirely successful. One tagic and death ridden night, one of these 'experiments' escaped. Lost and confused, with a shattered mind and forgotten memory, E'Rall fled with great haste, using his newly aquired gift to aid in this.

Since then, he has been wandering the continent, not very sure of why. He did know one thing, he had something to do, a mission of sorts...... but as of yet, it was not forthcoming in revealing itself.

Gift: Telekinetic for lack of a better term. Though not strictly DL, it is the result of an experiment.

SoaringEagle
06/03/2004 1:59 PM

Seeing as how most of my other characters are good guys, I think I'll try to be a bad guy for once. Heck, it might be fun. :)

Name: Blake Leon
Race: Human
Age: 21
Occupation: Assassin
Appearance: He has black, long dreadlocked hair. He also has piercing green eyes and brownish skin. Wears black light armor and over that, a black cloak.

Past: Although he talks little about his past, most of his past was spent training to be an assassin. One thing that truly changed him was that his family and friends were slaughtered in a raid when he was little. He just kept his pain inside himself and his anger and hatred drove him into becoming an assassin He has no pity for his victims and loves to fight. He works for the highest bidder and will only spare someone if they have the right amount of money.

Weapons: He has a mystical bastard sword and a couple of daggers. Also has a bow and arrows. His sword has seen many battles so after awhile it started to feed off from the souls of his opponents so know the sword is cursed. Only he can control the sword and its true potential. What happens is that the sword releases the souls and they create a fog in which after the fog has appeared, the souls take form into the dead and kill anybody inside of the fog (don't worry, the fog can only go out so far, plus the way to kill the dead would be just like a living person). If the souls are defeated they are then consumed by the sword again and must wait until another time.

I hope this is okay but, if you guys want me to change him I will. I just figured that he might be the only evil guy working for the Kingpriest so I figuried I would give him reinforcements.

Misty_Darkness
06/03/2004 4:40 PM

Hey I'll join since y'all kind of killed my RP..LOL. It's cool. I am back and will be back for a long time so you won't have to worry about me not being here.
I still want to use my pegasus though.
Name: Faith
Race: Pegasus
Sex: Female
Age: Unknown
Color: Black
Abilities: Flying, speaking through thoughts, can understand people that speak any language and can polymorph.

Kalia_Majere
06/03/2004 6:43 PM

okay....me too... Yui and Uriel


Name: Yui Stardance
Race: Unicorn
Age: born at the begining of the second age, Age of Might
Color: Silver/white w/violet eyes.
Abilities: Mind speech, polymorph, healing & Purifying.
Follows: Mishakal



Name: Uriel windlance
Race: Centaur
Age: 89
Color: Silver and Black (Black body with silvery white "stockings" and silver/white hair and tail.)
Abilities: Archery, herbalist healing, earth magics....
Follows: Chislev

PrincessOfDarkness
06/04/2004 7:14 PM

I hav eno idea what I want to play, thought I DO want to play something... >_>...

starlite4774
06/04/2004 8:07 PM

Alrighty then, Here we go. We've got enough people now, so I'm going to put up the first situation. Soaring Eagle, as a baddie you will be following Ontarys's lead as the Kingpriest, but feel free to do your own thing when you have the mind to...though, interestingly enough, as an assassin, you might want to remember that the Kingpriest wants Mepherion alive. :D

Welcome Misty...sorry about your thread. Hehe. Glad to have you onboard.

And Princess of Darkness...well, all I can say is that, for a thread of this kind, I have suspiciously few clerics. So, if you're looking for an idea, that's what I would suggest. :D Just jump in wherever you see a spot when you're ready.

SoaringEagle
06/05/2004 2:15 PM

Yeah I know my character will have to keep Mepherion alive but, as long as the Kingpriest will let him kill the others, I think he won't mind. Besides I'm pretty sure that this would add an interesting twist to the thread.

Kalia_Majere
06/05/2004 2:27 PM

Misty, Yui is NOT a mage, there are no blue-robed mages (Not officially anyway) she's a cleric in her human form...

Misty_Darkness
06/05/2004 2:36 PM


Misty, Yui is NOT a mage, there are no blue-robed mages (Not officially anyway) she's a cleric in her human form...

Sorry. I will not call her a mage anymore.

starlite4774
06/05/2004 2:44 PM

As the creator of the only blue-robed mages (that I know of, hehe), it is out of sheer curiousity that I ask what a light red (aka pink) robe stands for.

Misty_Darkness
06/05/2004 7:42 PM

LOL if you must know.... I copied the idea from Kalia's unicorn having a light pale blue one. LOL.

Kalia_Majere
06/05/2004 9:06 PM

lol! yes, but Yui's a cleric not a mage! lol!

starlite4774
06/05/2004 9:20 PM

Not to mention that light red is, in fact, pink. Hehehe. But I wasn't so much asking about the colors but the reason for it. I mean, if you're going to look like a mage, you need to either look the part or have a reason for not following the conventional white, red or black.

I am totally going to have a mage with light urple robes. Hahahaha. No? No one watch Jeopardy on SNL? What's a color that rhymes with urple? Light urple! Okay, nevermind...I'm still going to do it though...

Btw, Avenging Angel, your signature is great. Morbid, but hilarious. Hehe.

starlite4774
06/05/2004 9:33 PM

Okay, point of order. Kalia never got a chance to respond to the guards. I dunno if she intended to, but everyone deserves the chance to respond when being directly addressed. So, in the future, Misty, try not to do jumps in time unless everyone is just waiting around and definitely not in the middle of conversations. I realized it doesn't look much like a conversation at the moment, but since Kalia hasn't posted, we don't know if she moved on from the gate or not.

So I won't be responding for the guards to Faith until after Kalia posts next. If she has nothing to say to the guards and goes into the city, we'll move on from there. If Kalia does speak to the guards, I'd ask that you, Misty, delete your post and repost it in the appropriate order.

Thanks! :D

Avenging_Angel
06/05/2004 10:35 PM


Btw, Avenging Angel, your signature is great. Morbid, but hilarious.

:D

Thanks. It's from a book somewhere.

Red_mage
06/06/2004 11:02 AM

ok i was wondering if i can still jion here?
i got 3 questions if i can though

Do the gods of magic have followers?
2: can i bring in a set of 3 triplets?
3:i'll ask once i know if i can join.....

PrincessOfDarkness
06/06/2004 1:07 PM

WTF! I had a post and it didn't post! *grumblegrumble*

Name: Kylen Starforged
Race: Human, with 1/8 elven blood
Profession: Cleric of Chislev
Eyes: Violet
Hair: Brown w/ green streaks
Age: 22ish
Height: 6'0
Weight: 130

Other
Kylen is a cleric of Chislev, though he is not very strict in his duties. He also is very nosey and very good at it, resulting in him knowing alot of things about alot of other things. He is more often involved in other people's things then he is on his own, resulting on him being a better brownnose then a cleric.

Misty_Darkness
06/06/2004 1:54 PM


Okay, point of order. Kalia never got a chance to respond to the guards. I dunno if she intended to, but everyone deserves the chance to respond when being directly addressed. So, in the future, Misty, try not to do jumps in time unless everyone is just waiting around and definitely not in the middle of conversations. I realized it doesn't look much like a conversation at the moment, but since Kalia hasn't posted, we don't know if she moved on from the gate or not.

So I won't be responding for the guards to Faith until after Kalia posts next. If she has nothing to say to the guards and goes into the city, we'll move on from there. If Kalia does speak to the guards, I'd ask that you, Misty, delete your post and repost it in the appropriate order.

Sorry, I just didn't read the passages right. I thought she was already inside. I'm sorry. I will repost when necassary.

starlite4774
06/06/2004 2:32 PM

Hey Red Mage. Yes, you can still join. The gods of magic do not, I think, have clerics as such...their followers are just mages and a mage would be a bad idea for this story unless you join in when we're very far away from Istar. I would recommend a cleric or non-religious character. If you want an overview of the different gods, go here: http://www.dragonlance.com/reference/gods.asp

You can, if you think you want to handle three characters, play triplets. What was the third question?

PoD, one of mine didn't get posted yesterday either...if it happens again or I hear about it from other people, I think I'm going to start copying my stuff after it type it out and then make sure it posts. That way, if it doesn't, I can always paste it and post again. Has anyone else had this problem lately?

Red_mage
06/06/2004 2:38 PM

ok it's there names that are the last question aslo there all men

there names are Lunarus, Solarus, Nuitarus..... is that ok..?
ok there not really friends either...

Kalia_Majere
06/06/2004 5:01 PM

Dragonlance.com-Reference-Gods (http://www.dragonlance.com/reference/gods.asp" target="_blank)

Here Ya go, I made the site that Starlite put up as an actual link :)

starlite4774
06/06/2004 5:46 PM

Thanks for the link, Kalia. I forgot how to make one. Oh, duh. hehehehe

Sure, those names are okay...though if you plan on linking them directly to the gods in a way that would probably change the storyline drastically, let me know. Also remember that any obvious mages will probably get stopped in Istar because the Kingpriest has declared them evil.

If you want to put forth an idea that you don't want everyone to see, you can email me at salberts@uiuc.edu.

Red_mage
06/07/2004 9:00 PM

ok here they are the brothers ^^

Name: Solarus
Age: 25
Race: Human
Sex: Male
God: Sirrion
Appearance: Bright yellow robe, White colored hair, Whiteish looking eyes.
Backround: Born in palathas, his mother died at age 15, he considers himself the protecter of the brothers.

Name: Lunarus
Age:20
Race: Human
Sex: Male
God: Sirrion
Appearance: Bright yellow colored robe, Red hair. Redish looking eyes.
Backround: He is the youngest of the three, but he doesn’t let that hold back his opinion.

Name: Nuitarus
Age:24
Race: Human
Sex: Male
God: Sirrion
Appearance: Bright yellow robe, Black hair. Blackish eyes.
Backround: Second oldest, he and solarus feel that they must protect lunarus

Misty_Darkness
06/07/2004 10:47 PM

Hey redmage, I might be mistaken but weren't they supposed to be triplets?

Red_mage
06/08/2004 9:25 AM

I didcided not to do that to hard atleast now i can kill some off if i can't handle it ;) LOL

PrincessOfDarkness
06/08/2004 2:22 PM

It seems like if they are going to have such godly names that t hey would be connected to their namesakes...though it's jus tan opinion.

Misty_Darkness
06/08/2004 6:40 PM


It seems like if they are going to have such godly names that t hey would be connected to their namesakes...though it's jus tan opinion.

I thought one of the gods was a goddess. He's making them all guys. I have no complaints, "What ever floats your boat!"

Misty_Darkness
06/08/2004 6:44 PM

Hey redmage can you try and keep everything spelled right. I had a hard time reading your last RP post. You should cut and paste and use spellcheck. Thanks..

starlite4774
06/08/2004 8:54 PM

Following that line of thought, Misty, it's hard to tell who is speaking in your posts because you often break up your quotes. When a person is continually speaking, each sentence does not have a separate set of quotes. In fact, a new set of quotes (usually accompanied by a paragraph break) is almost always indicative of a new person speaking.

When I first started roleplaying, I typed out everything wrong. Punctuation, spelling, paragraphs...all of it, wrong. I was yelled at within about a week and since then I've found that I garner a lot more respect (as well as having a lot more fun...we are writing stories, after all. Might as well pretend they could be books. :D) when I do things properly. So, meaning no disrespect to either of you, I would suggest you make an effort to follow the rules (making exceptions of course for style)...not only when roleplaying, but in all typing. I, personally, think it helps a lot.

And if you're unsure about anything grammatical, don't hesitate to ask. I've done my fair share of asking others what's right and wrong and I would be happy to pass on that knowledge.

starlite4774
06/08/2004 11:11 PM

Okay, wait, I'm confused. Who is Kylen talking to who's in gray and what happened to Luna?

Red_mage
06/09/2004 5:07 AM

Ok, I was gonna make one a girl, but i didn't know how to playa girl. second I was told not to link them to the gods ( i did plan to but that would be to strong or something). Umm......My F???ing word perfect doesn't work it doesn't help with the words just put a alittle underline thingy but doesn't put the spell check up for me to pick from the little list thingy.....

Kalia_Majere
06/09/2004 3:34 PM

Red mage...you have to click the spell check on your own to get it work right! lol, it will warn you that they're wrong, but you gotta make it check it so that you can pick from the list first!

PrincessOfDarkness
06/09/2004 4:01 PM

Kylen is talking to YOU, aka mepherion, at this point in time.

I have no idea who is in grey.

What happened to Luna?

starlite4774
06/09/2004 5:26 PM

Ah, sorry, my bad. I read it too quickly and thought you said Kylen saw something drab and gray and was going to look at that. And Luna should be talking to Mepherion...we'll just say Kylen came up before she could answer him and hope she comes back soon.

Red_mage
06/10/2004 11:32 AM


Red mage...you have to click the spell check on your own to get it work right! lol, it will warn you that they're wrong, but you gotta make it check it so that you can pick from the list first!


Ok you misunderstood me I don't get the list at all, it doesn't show up at the top so i think i have to reload the thing srry everyone bout my mistakes



Also can i delete my post where my chars come in to the game?

Red_mage
06/10/2004 11:59 AM

Ok forget the old set of twins these are the new ones k ^^
Ok here are the new version of my chars ^^
Ok i'm aslo gonna delete the post where my chars come in ok

Name: Solarus
Age: 25
Race: Human
Sex: Male
God: Sirrion
Appearance: Bright yellow robe, White colored hair, Whiteish looking eyes.


Name: Lunarus
Age:25
Race: Human
Sex: female
God: Shinare
Appearance: Silver colored robe, Red hair. Redish looking eyes.

Name: Nuitarus
Age:25
Race: Human
Sex: Male
God: Sirrion
Appearance: Bright yellow robe, Black hair. Blackish eyes.

Misty_Darkness
06/27/2004 6:14 AM

Sorry guys I have been gone awhile. I am a counselor at a summer camp and I only come home on weekends. Good news is, that the camp ends in 2 weeks. Bad news is I don't see how I am going to be in these RP's. You guys can play my character if you want , but knowing that my character never got any responses you can just kill her off or forget about her. Maybe I could join back up later. Luv ya -- Jocelyn

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