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TheCritch
05/06/2007 5:31 PM

Alright let the posting begin!

TheCritch
05/06/2007 5:33 PM

Now here's a character outline for you to follow. This is for the new guys.

Namejust make up a good name...)+

Domainwhat does your god lord over? what is his or her realm of power, what does he/she control in the mortal realm?)

DogmaWhat is he/she's religious doctrine. What do his/her worshipers believe of, or know of their god. The bible would be a good example of dogma.)

Appearancewhat does he/she look like in the realm of the gods, how do the other gods see he/she?

Alignmentgood, evil, neutral, or other....If you can think of one feel free to use it!)

Backgroundwhat's he/she's history? what have they done/created. What's their story?)


and ignore the second topic and don't use it cause I won't be using it!

This is my character:

Name: Ororoc

Domain: Fear. He creates all that is terrifying and horrid in his land. He is the planter of nightmares and phobias. His people pray to him seeking refuge from his horrors. He does not however enjoy creating fear in his people. He uses it more often then not to protect them. He uses it as a means of punishment for those of his faith.

Appearance. He is enshrouded by long black robes. His head is the only visible part of his body, it is faceless except for two white eye's void of any pupils or veins. His flesh is a dark grey, nearly black. It is wrinkled and strained, almost stretched around his strange head. His robes are torn and covered in a black oily substance, at his feet black tendrils of this dark fluid slither and curl through the air. Large twisted, gleaming black blades float around his body in a bizarre slow orbit. An eerie singing also seems to creap out of his nonexistant mouth, not even in words, more like a low rumbling moan, a truely deep, dark sound. The blades that encircle him can be forced to break orbit and fly at would be enemies.

Divine servants: His divine servants are known as the Iq. They appear to be a collection of floating black blades, dripping with blood and the same oily substance that covers their master. These blades join together to look like a vaguely human form, although rather skeletal and strange. The first of these was named Mawb, a truly fearsome Iq if there ever was one. Ororoc sent it to the world to spread the word of horror and Ororoc. Mawb is one of thirteen such Iq that are considered the elite of Ororocs divine servants.
The other twelve are: Liqsis, Uwn, Yowb, Pitoc, Bawc, Cis, Suc, Doqa, Fec, Orq, Diltis, Wowc, and Tix. Their master is kind to them, he sees to it that they are content and well treated amongst one another. The elite thirteen are the only ones that never leave Ororoc's side, unless it is of dire urgence.

Alignment: Good, he is, despite his domain of power, a truly kind and merciful god. He has never punished one undeserving of punishment, his people are truly thankfull for his guidance and his undeniable devotion to his people.

Background: He has done little in the way of large or biblical events. But he has done some amazing things. His first act as a god was the forging of a great dark steel tower in the centre of his follower's land. This was his first temple and his greatest. He has also forged a great sword of dark steel that he had given to his first and only prophet: Das. Das took the great blade and swore an oath never to misuse it. Das died at the age of 100, when he fought the foreign warlord, Asar, in a duel to determine the fate of his people. The deal was simple, win and your nation is spared, lose and your people lose everything. Although Das died, the Warrior king Asar had been so moved the devotion and self sacrifice of the century old Das that he withdrew his armies and left the lands of Ororoc in peace. Das has been immortalized in the eyes of his people and his story refuses to die even hundreds of years after he died.

Dogma/Doctrine: When Ororoc sent Mawb to the realm of mortals he sent him with this message and nothing more:

Fear not fear, fear those that fear nothing.

If you fear nothing, then you are nothing.

Fear is natural.

Fear can protect you or hurt you.

Love is the greatest gift, it is the only thing that will protect you from fear.

Remember love above all else.

Do not murder or hate those who love, thus do not murder anyone, for all can love.

Do not murder the fearless, for they too can fear and will meet justice.

Never steal that which is not yours.

Individuality is a great thing, do not shun it and never shun those that are individuals.

Never leave those who cannot protect themselves unprotected.

Never challenge anyone's honour or their pride.

All that you have done is the fault of none other than yourself.

Only you can forgive yourself if you have done wrong.

All those that forgive you do so because you have forgiven yourself.

All must love and all must be honourable to those that love.

[Edited by TheCritch on Sunday, May 6, 2007 5:34 PM]

Vampire_Chaos
05/06/2007 5:37 PM

Name: Kual-Juah

Domain: Time. The recorder of history and ruler of the Great Library of Enous, Kual created the Tome of all Past, a book that writes every event that goes on in the world as it happens. He keeps this book in a hidden room in the Great Library, and he is the only one who is authorized to look into its pages. Kual also gave his followers the gift of timelessness, the ability to live in eternal youth for as long as they serve. Kual-Juah's followers follow the belief that nobody is more important than anybody else, and that everyone plays a vital role in the flow of history.

Appearance: Kual looks old and ruffled, with snow white hair and a beard that reaches to the floor. He wears beaten, grey robes, and looks as if he was a hermit. He is hunched and gaunt, and is always reading a book. He has bright blue eyes, and seems as wise as he is.

Divine Servants: Kual's divine servants are his Bookkeepers, the overseers and protectors of the Great Library of Enous, watching over all of Kual's favourite literature. They all appear young, with light blue eyes and black hair. They wear spectacles and white robes, and can be male or female, but most of the time they are female. They also tend to the gardens that surround the Library, and guard the Stream of Youth as well as the Tree of Age.

Alignment: Kual-Juah is neutral, and the only side he takes in an argument is the side of reason. He is extremely intelligent in his decisions, and is almost never flustered or angry. He looks ahead, and uses the wisdom of immortal life, not morality, to weight each decision he makes.

Background: Kual created the Library in the beginning, and then the Garden of Time to surround it. The garden was created so that the Stream of Youth and the Tree of Age may grow and flow accordingly. Kual had read the Great War of Jural as it happened, had known every betrayal and conspiracy that had happened in the Mortal realm and the Gods'. He despised war, because war always mutilated the pages of history with unwanted violence and darkness for centuries to come.

The first mortal disciple of Kual-Juah was a man known as Gauw. Gauw was not chosen because he was smart or wise, he was chosen because he had a certain destiny about him. Kual knew somehow that Gauw would do something, something that would alter the entire Tome of all Past with his actions. Kual wanted to shape it, make sure that whatever change he made was for the betterment of all. Kual failed in his teachings, and Gauw became the instigator of the Great War of Jural.

Ever since that day, Kual had reclused himself in the Library, vowing never to take another mortal apprentice. His doctrine therefore was always delivered to his followers by his Bookkeepers. He always blamed himself for the Great War of Jural, so vowed to prevent any cataclysmic war from ever happening again, diligently searching the Tome of all Past for any clues alluding towards conflict, or friction between countries.

Dogma: Followers of Kual-Juah follow a strict daily ceremony of chanting over the Five Great Events of History in the temple of Kual.

The Creation teaches us equality, that we were all created as equals, and we will all end as equals.

The First flight of the Birds, the exact moment after creation in which winged creatures flew. The beauty of this teaches us that we should never let go of our aspirations, even if they are to fly.

The first Death teaches us to respect life and properly mourn the dead, and even if we live forever, we are not immortal.

The Great War of Jural teaches us to be kind to the others around us, and never to instigate violence.

The Great Repair of Jural teaches us to work together, even in the face of darkness.

nanuk
05/06/2007 6:06 PM

Name: Adama Poena

Domain: Pleasure/Pain.

Appearance: Primarily maintains a humanoid form that will flit between two versions depending on circumstance and her whim: Adama, the younger, is dark haired and luscious, clothed lightly in silks and sensuous velvets and perpetually barefooted. She is languorous and prone to laziness, easily distracted and mindless of that which does not directly affect her and, to a lesser extent, her followers. She can be tender and soft, enchanted by the simplest of things, or moved to great and unpreditctable passions. Poena is identical to Adama in all but demeanour. She is intense and single-minded, possessing great focus. Where her sister can be tempestuous and volatile she is calm and softly spoken. Where Adama's smile is seductive but simultaneously cruel Poena's is kind and melancholy.

Divine servants: Their servants are legion, and walk all corners of the earth (lol). Adama's servants are intangible and of two main kinds: Venalis pace the land wherever there are people, whispering promises and weaving seductive dreams. Volupes, lamenting and haruanging, haunt the dreams of those who denied their pleasures and harbour regrets.
Leva are the servants of Poena. Diffuse and unbound they are drawn to those in pain of body or spirit, enveloping those who silently accept them. To each person they are different: to some they bring courage to endure, to some they bring release, to some clarity and acceptance. To those who cling to pain they become bound until either death or acceptance.

Alignment: Neutral- Poena true, Adama chaotic

Background: Once sister Goddesses the two have, over time, merged to one being as appetites grew and lines became blurred. Poena was birthed early in the history of man, Adama almost immediately after, feral and ravenous. Poena does not actively seek followers as all too frequently those who would worship her are misguided and their ways anathema to her. As such there is no 'base' of worship: instead she sends her servants to all those who suffer and would be comforted.
Adama would have all mankind worship her and delights in the debasement of her followers that they may know they are not above animals. Nothing is taboo and self-control is abhorrent to her.

Dogma/Doctrine:

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain:
seize pleasure at once and without care, for it is destroyed by preparations.

Do not run from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain: you have already borne the pain, and it brings strength.

raikoh
05/06/2007 9:14 PM

name: tsuna

domain: war/ peace

Appearance: looks like a human being. he is covered in armor japanese in nature and carries a sword only used to vanquish darkness or those that darkness has possesed. he looks like a male just been transitioned into a man. he wears very traditional apparal when not in his armor and never is seen without either. has long black hair and blue eyes. looks thin for what power he holds.

servants: his servants vary. some ask for his help in battle and out of battle all the time. these are known as the kintoki. some only ask for his help as they are being drafted into an army or are about to enter a large scale battle. these are known as the seimei.

alignment: good

background: tsuna appeared when the first battle ever happened in the history of man kind (strangly it was two kids duking it out on a field.) he has made himself known in some of histories most well known fights for mankind. he normally only appears to someone he has found as a good hearted and pure soul. those with the impureities of greed, jealosy, pride, domination, or possesed by evil souls/ spirits he finds unappeaseing and normally never acts with these people. however he has helped in many peace talks when one of the diplomats has called for his guidence. on special occasions he will fight entire armies that are commanded by those that are deeply impure or those who have no reason to start war. when the human race is endangered he also appears to help fight. he has also been known for giving sacride weapons to those who try to do an impossible task. most of the time they just help the persons abilities but some have powers of the elements. normally a calm and cool god he does get heated if confronted by and evil force or god. but normally will talk on issues plagueing the humans

xXRathXx
05/06/2007 10:04 PM

Figure I'll get into this and see where it leads. Sounds like a grand idea.

Name: Argon

Domain: Life/Death. Consider him a sort of reaper, although he's more like the roman god Hades.

Appearence: He wears a white cloth shirt under his black tunic. A black hood with a white design (-v-) attached to his tunic, he usually keeps it up. He wears black baggy pants which are tucked into his boots. They have the same white design on them at the knees. He wears black leather bracers on both wrists. He has medium length black hair with white tips. His skin is pale and he is slim and tall. Over his eyes is a grey blindfold with bloody spots on it. It is not known whether or not his eyes are actualy gouged out or cut but it is said that he cries tears of blood for the dead and the suffering. He carries a scythe with a large white blade with three black slants across it (///) and a black pole. It is used for taking life away. He has a dagger strapped to his waist. It has a white hilt and a black blade with three white slants across it (\\\). It is used for giving life back.

Alignment: Neutral. He cannot have feelings either way. He kills and he saves. He balances his actions.

Divine Servants: Hundereds upon thousands of skeletons, cloaked in black robes, carrying scythes. The usual kind of Death you expect.

Background: He's sort of like the grim reaper, although he is more like Hades because he rarely uses his powers. His minions do it for him. He's been in the world since the first person died and their lost soul desired to be brought to rest. There are no churches or temples dedicated to him. No special groups that pray to him day in and day out. He hears the prayers of loved ones wishing for their ill family to get better. Everyone prays to him eventually. He hears the prayers of those in such great pain that they wish for death to carry them to a better place. There is one temple that he himself created. It's where he generally lives most of the time. It is also the resting place of his skeletal minions. So many people dying and only one man to see to them all? Not even a god could do that. His minions go around and take life. Only on special occasions does Argon deem certain people worthy of living. Then he visits them himself.

[Edited by xXRathXx on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:57 AM]

[Edited by xXRathXx on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:24 PM]

nanuk
05/07/2007 4:48 AM

One question and on small favour, Critch-

Question- does our Godly realm have a name?

Favour- just a small thing, but for the sake of my eyes for your OOC posts could you put in some paragraph breaks? The writing on this site appears all weeny-like on my laptop anyway, so I'm struggling, lol. Thanks!

Max
05/07/2007 8:04 AM


Favour- just a small thing, but for the sake of my eyes for your OOC posts could you put in some paragraph breaks? The writing on this site appears all weeny-like on my laptop anyway, so I'm struggling, lol. Thanks!



I agree with the separation, but Nanuk, if you use firefox, press [ctrl]+[shift]+[+] and it will increase the text size, and then when you leave you can replace [+] with [-] and it will return.

If you use a Mac, I don't know what to tell you. And if you use IE, I don't know what to tell you, lol.



Here's my deity:



Name: Dh'ava-Shyamagh'al

Domain: Extreme Balance; Harmony

Appearance: Variable. Primarily either two people, man and woman - one is seen as 'light' and one as 'dark,' one as 'soft' and the other as 'hard,' in other words they are complete opposites. They could be paralleled with the Chinese 'Yin' and 'Yang,' if such were to exist in an anthropomorphic entities. The other most common form is one entity, neither male nor female yet both at the same time. Exhibits the calm of extreme opposites balancing in harmony. In any of the three forms, the deity is garbed in fitting but flowing clothing, and matching the nature of the being.

Divine Servants: Sacred Monks of Harmony. Every once in a while, an extremely dedicated and successful worshiper gets exalted to this status, to forever serve the goal of universal harmony. They watch the world, and if ever something goes unchecked, then they seek to balance the incongruity.

For example, if an evil tyrant were to take over a large kingdom, then they would work to make something good happen somewhere. Sometimes in the same area, but not always. Or, sometimes if a good person overcomes and defeats enormous quantities of evil, and tips the balance too far to good, then they restore the balance by starting something evil.

Clergy: The worshipers of Dh'ava Shyamagh'al are monks, and martial artists. They balance their own lives through physical, mental, and spiritual efforts, and spread the word to others. While they do hope that people join, they know that people are needed elsewhere in order to maintain the Balance, so they do not forcefully convert people.

They are students of war, practicing peace and harmony.

Doctrine/dogma: Two texts, one teaches of balance, and the other of commitment. Worshipers are taught to commit fully to each endeavor they pursue, to never take the middle ground or give less than their best. They strive and work hard, but throughout these actions a balance should take place. If an animal is killed, it must be used for life: i.e. eating, using all of its parts to the best of their ability. If they take down a house, another one should be built. Also, it teaches to take responsibility for one's actions.

Alignment: Both Good and Evil, balancing both to achieve Harmony.

Background: Dh'ava Shyamagh'al was created as the multitude of beings became multitudinous. The chaotic nature of this influx required something to balance it all out, and so Dh'ava Shyamagh'al came to be in order to ensure that balance and harmony were maintained.



Is this acceptable?

nanuk
05/07/2007 3:05 PM


I agree with the separation, but Nanuk, if you use firefox, press [ctrl]+[shift]+[+] and it will increase the text size, and then when you leave you can replace [+] with [-] and it will return.



Oh groovy, ta chicken.
That's [i]much[/i] better, my poor eyes can rest.

TheCritch
05/07/2007 4:04 PM


He's sort of like the grim reaper. He's been there since time started. You couldn't really call him a god could you? There are no churches or temples dedicated to him. No special groups that pray to him day in and day out.

Ummm dude really sorry but I need to make sure that this rp flows properly and doesn't stray for the sake of both story and managability.
The gods of Aza may only exert their powers over the lands if their followers, thus there are two things wrong with your god.

One: According to lack of detail or prescence of intention you have basically said that your god can take the life of anyone or save the life of anyone, which goes against my most important rule!! You can only exert your divine power over the lands of your worshipers or the worshipers themselves, thus preventing bickering amoungst players and possible godmoding.

Two: If your character isn't a god then you can't play it! Sorry but make your character a god of life and death not a reaper. Remember all these beings were manifested not at the beginning of time but when humanity wished for their existence. Oh and if you have no followers or worshipers then you have no power!! And then you can't kill or save anyone.
Rath also please include your divine servants and your dogma/doctrine please then you're set!! Sorry for the trouble!
Other than that it's great!!

strangly it was two kids duking it out on a field.)


umm yeah I kind of have a history already created for this rp so I don't think thats appropriate to the mood or "epic" feeling I want for this rp.

servants: his servants vary. some ask for his help in battle and out of battle all the time. these are known as the kintoki. some only ask for his help as they are being drafted into an army or are about to enter a large scale battle. these are known as the seimei.

remember you created your servants, they are not your worshipers!!




Question- does our Godly realm have a name?

Yes our Godly realm has a name, sorry, I was kind of mulling it over, but I do have a name now. I want to call the realm of the gods: Ada. Simple but I think it fits. It also bears a similarity to Aza so that gives it a sort of lingual consistencey! I think...

I also have some background mythology I have thought up for both reference, entertainment, story building, and a better sense of the world this RP is taking place in.

Here's what I've thought up so far:

(Firstly everybody remember that Aza is not a planet but an entire dimension that consists of an endless ocean and a small land mass at its supposed centre. This land mass has a lake at its centre. It is filled with a black water, which if touched causes instant death. It is also the portal between Ada and Aza. It alows the gods and their servants to leave and enter the realm of the mortals, Aza. In Ada there is a corresponding lake that acts as the other side of this gateway. This gateway is ruled by a god known as Undos.

Name: Undos
Domain: The gateway between Ada and Aza. He does not control the gate in that he can prevent it from opening to anything of a divine nature, but he will however defend the gate from attack and from those who would do harm to the realm they are traveling to.
Appearance: He appears to be a great stone pillar with an eye at its centre. The stone of the pillar looks like black marble and is deep in its shade, giving it an ominous appearance.
Divine servants: Undos' divine servants look like featureless stone men with lance like projections for forearms. They too are made of the strange black stone as Undos.
Background: He was chosen when the first people looked into the darkness of the portal of Gha and felt the prescence of Ada in their minds, bodies, and souls. He feels only the need to stop evil and the need to maintain the portal and nothing more. He is neither wise nor stupid, he is merely a guardian through and through. His powers extend only to the lands closest to Gha.
Dogma/Doctrine: Defend against all that is evil. Protect the gate. No amount of evil is forgivable.

When the gods were first born they had no domains or powers or even physical appearance, just a bare soul. When the people of the world turned to some element of nature or concept then one of these gods would be chosen to take on that domain.

When a god is given domain over an element or concept then they attain a vast following of believers that had first turned to their domain. The very plane of Aza also changes, it creates land for these new worshipers and a place for the god to lord over.

Those are some basic ideas and concepts I've come up with for the background story and the explanation of Aza as a world. My next post will be more about Ada. So stick around for more later on today!!

nanuk
05/07/2007 4:14 PM

Ada, cool- I like to know where I'm living, lol.

One more question.. (bet you're sick of me already, huh? But it shows I'm taking an interest ;) )

If there are gods whose alignment and consequently that of their servants counts as evil how do they get past Undos and through the gate?
Do they need to fight/trick him or can they have alternative means of reaching Aza?

Max
05/07/2007 4:20 PM

Also, Critch, was mine alright?

:D

xXRathXx
05/07/2007 4:26 PM

Bah, Critchy you're not gettin it man.



Ummm dude really sorry but I need to make sure that this rp flows properly and doesn't stray for the sake of both story and managability.
The gods of Aza may only exert their powers over the lands if their followers, thus there are two things wrong with your god.

You're not making sense here man.


One: According to lack of detail or prescence of intention you have basically said that your god can take the life of anyone or save the life of anyone, which goes against my most important rule!! You can only exert your divine power over the lands of your worshipers or the worshipers themselves, thus preventing bickering amoungst players and possible godmoding.

Hades, roman god of the underworld and thus god of life and death. He didn't have followers. Argon is sort of like a demented version of Hades. He mainly doesn't use his powers. He has skeletal minions to do all his work while he sits in his castle.



Two: If your character isn't a god then you can't play it! Sorry but make your character a god of life and death not a reaper.

You're quite right there. I suppose I'll edit that bit out to make him more like Hades.

Rath also please include your divine servants and your dogma/doctrine please then you're set!! Sorry for the trouble!

I've mentioned before that his servants are a group of your usual skeletons in robes carrying scythes, guess I should've put that in the form. I wasn't really sure what to put for dogma. I'm not a real religious guy. I'm actualy an atheist. Not crazy style athiest but the kind that doesn't give a shit about gods or godesses. So I generally don't know what that means. It has something to do with what your followers live by to my general knowledge but he doesn't have followers. He has no followers because he's not part of a religion. As you stated above these gods were brought about by wishes of people who wanted certain things. They were brought here specifically to perform certain acts and not to lead a cult.

raikoh
05/07/2007 8:05 PM



servants: his servants vary. some ask for his help in battle and out of battle all the time. these are known as the kintoki. some only ask for his help as they are being drafted into an army or are about to enter a large scale battle. these are known as the seimei.

remember you created your servants, they are not your worshipers!!

whoops let me change that quick

servants: the souls of those pure of heart that have fallen in times of war. these are his guards that he sends to do his bidding in times of war. weither its to bless those on the battle field and to make sure certain warriors dont die. to fighting on the front lines if all is at stake. also the souls of the purest diplomats to. he uses these to posess diplomats to come to a good agreement if both sides have godd intentions on the whole affair..

is that better?

Leo
05/07/2007 9:36 PM

Just wondering if there is room for another player.

Tetrius
05/08/2007 10:45 AM

Same here. I've already started formulating a character.

nanuk
05/08/2007 11:23 AM

Blech, sorry for shortness and crappiness of that- I'm uninspired and up to my tonsils with work, but wanted to get something up.
Apologies!

Iorlas
05/08/2007 11:33 AM

Name: Ajuntas (The Mad God )

Domain: Mania/Dementia

Appearance: He wears multicolored flowing garments, and a mask of ivory over his face. He has long white hair, and multicolored eyes. His eyes never stop changing color.He is one of the shorter gods in terms of height, and can be considered "Touchy feely" by other gods. He is widely known for his rediculous clothing, and sense of humor.

Alignment: Chaotic Good

Divine Servants: Angelic creatures known as the Utemna. They are basically outfitted in gold armor, and weild weapons blazing with fire. Seven of the order of these angelic creatures all ways guard Ajuntas. The rest are usually tasked with some rediculous mission which are usually designed for failure. The name of the seven are as follows : Zalari, Janfib, Relkus, Mavek, Dalar, Cair, and Zillkin.

Dogma: Ajuntas has given his followers a guide book to follow him by..Written by the first followers. The book is called "Kalaitus" or "Way" Ajuntas often teaches that one must find their way before they are mature enough to accept the teachings of Mania and Dementia. His doctorine is full of contradications and misleading text that often followers believe different sections and no longer preach areas they find.."contradicting."

The Mad God, Ajuntas
"Insanity is the acceptance of who you truly are.."
" The only thing wrong with insanity is there isnt enough of it!!"
"There can never be an end to dementia.. Even if you try to escape it..It just devours you whole".
"Order is just a waste of time, and a real big party pooper..Relax kill alittle.."
"My children should never be ashamed to accept who they are in me."
"Violence is fun, but creating mass havoc is better!"


Backround: Ajuntas is one of the youngest gods, and will openly claim to like all the other gods atleast to their faces. He has such a sarcastic and often witty sense of humor..He will torture his followers with practical jokes and pranks that often leave people wondering why he even has followers. Despite his insanity. He does love his followers, and often indulges himself in their praises. When he walks Aza he takes the form of a robed man in white with a mask covering his features.

Lemme know if this is good Critch.

[Edited by Iorlas on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 11:37 AM]



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LunaMaria
05/08/2007 2:33 PM

Aquaria

Domain: Ebb and flow, "The fabric that joins", "Travellers", "Rivers" and "Weavers"
(Change the W to a R and we got a firefly God)

*Now I know about your rule and only your own people but she has her own people and her powers have no effect on anything other than a helper of travellers and rivers which everyone needs so I don't think it's a problem.*

Dogma: She placed the north star to guide travellers, she gave them metals that tell where it is in the day, she built the first road. To the rivers she gave fish and made them a place for all life to use to their own ends, both good and evil. She holds peace of the gods to prevent war and breaking of the streams of power, she weaves the fabric of now.

Eo of Defessus or Travels of the Weary

Walk the land taking in each place and person as you go, help them to better both

When you reach the sea turn back, there is no protection for you in the great void

Power and wealth are for the needy for life you need not these things only the rivers of life

Watch where I walk but do not covert this land nor I as all have their appointed tasks

Anger is like fast water do not get swept way by it, but let it slowly like a stream into the sea where such things belong.

When it rains life will burst forth but from rain comes death also, as all in life and nature it is neither good nor evil

Question not the acts of others only your own will help you grow as a person

When age takes you go to the river and let me take you on your final journey

Divine servants: Water guardians look after the waterways but they are of more function that worship even if they hold Aquaria in the highest regard. That job falls to the Gewn a people that live in the flat lowlands growing rice in paddy fields and fishing in the sea. They are a peaceful people whose land is filled with water that flows from the mountains of life into a great delta and have water mills that make life easy and ships that can take them up river to places that worship other Gods and look upon the greatness all around them. There are few such Gewn but they live happy lives knowing of the land in which they live, but they are not true servants. Aquaria created river sprits each with the name given to them by the people that lived near the rivers to protect them and keep them safe from other forces but they are rarely seen by people, they are just a whisper in the echo of a ripple. But she helps all those that travel and use the rivers but already doing so has made them contented for most of the time.


Appearance: She may be seen as water itself but more likely in the form of a person in blue flowing robes like water covering her slender form. She may also be seen as a pilgrim walking one of the long roads lifting the hearts of the weary and filling wells along the routes. She in human form always had brown hair and a slender but tall figure with deep blue eyes. She also has animal forms such as king fishers and otters.

Alignment neutral, completely pacifistic

Background: She was brought into the world as the hardships of many people called for her with the lands suffering a drought with the sea taking all of the water, she was needed so created rivers to hold the rain and springs to make water flow always in the land giving life to those that need it. To Gods she is similar in history she saw that power was unchecked and could unravel existence itself if Gods willed it, so she wove the Now and limits the Gods powers within so that Now could never be destroyed as she had feared and with in that is trapped the past never changing. The cloth itself was given to the one that Time was presented to and as such it hangs in the Hall of books over seen by Kual-Juah and often Aquaria would stitch more as to keep time locked as it was.

She is seen in a Gods light by most Gods as a helper in their lands, she is seen as mostly a good force but floods that damage homes and take lives in the natural cycle are as such apart of the waters will as, as much hers. She is already seen of one of the end times due to the Cloth of Now she will be there when all is threatened even if it is to see how it ends.

She still wonders the land looking to help travellers in need of guidance.

Leo
05/08/2007 4:18 PM

My character sheet

Name: Rk'th (Rek-Eth)

Domain: The moon, more specifically the moon he created for his followers after his acention into his domain.

Appearance: He is covered by black bandages except over his jaw. His skin is a sick blue grey colour and is stretched over his face occasionally interrupted by a black vein. His mouth is usually half open in a sort of snarling smile revealing a perfect row of long razor like pearlescent white teeth. Contrasting this is his long blue black drooling tongue which hangs tasting the air. Despite his dark appearance and attire he radiates a ghostly glow reminiscing of that of the moon. When ever his mouth is open or even when he speaks a grating sound as well as a crystalline scream just barely noticeable can be heard giving an aura of madness.

Divine servants: Rk'th employs the service of cat demons known as Siseer (Sis-ear) to carry out his whims and watch over his followers. His favoured servant and head of the Siseer, Lumaniathel a more powerful two-tailed cat demon was sent by Rk'th so that people may learn of the peace and wonder of the moon.

Alignment: Chaotic, while Rk'th is not intentionally evil he generally has no care as to how what he does may affect things. He is equally likely to help some one as to torment them.

Background: Rk'th came into being along with his moon. He is to ensure the light of the moon continues to shine. He maintains the orbit of the moon and controls the moon phase as well as maintaining tides. Aside from that his greatest feat is the creation of the "moon needles." The moon needles are orichalcum obelisks that when the light of the full moon shines on them radiate an aura of calming and in rare cases healing, apart from their seemingly mystical effects they seem to attract cats in the hundreds.

Dogma/Doctrine: The message delivered by Lumaniathel was simply this:

Embrace the dark but also love the cold light given by the sky even in darkness.

Even on the darkest night there is always light.

Light be it welcome or not always watches as we also watch.

Without darkness life would burn under the unforgiving light of day.

Love night and it gifts as you flourish during day.

The moon borrows not light nor does it give it.


Let me know if I need to change anything

[Edited by Leo on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:24 PM]

nanuk
05/08/2007 4:37 PM


limits the Gods powers


*cough*



She is seen in a Gods light by most Gods


I really, really, [i]really[/i] hope that was a typing error and not that you are setting yourself up as a god of gods.

nanuk
05/08/2007 4:38 PM

Also- nice Leo, I like.

[Edited by nanuk on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 4:40 PM]

CandlestickJay
05/08/2007 4:41 PM

*stalks nanuk for a moment* Ineedyoutopostinmarvelbwahaha.*runs away quickly*

Leo
05/08/2007 4:55 PM


Also- nice Leo, I like.

Thank you.. I hope I didnt go a bit overboard on making him so.. macabre.

nanuk
05/08/2007 5:24 PM

I don't think so- but then, I like macabre.
I like the cat demons.

I'm going to try to get another post up but it's.. 1.23 am and I have to be up at 8, earlier really.
Have a long day ahead of me tomorrow so might be near lunchtime one-of-the American time(s) before I get it up.
Although as we're still waiting on a good few people to post I don't feel too rushed.



*stalks nanuk for a moment* Ineedyoutopostinmarvelbwahaha.*runs away quickly*


*cough*gochecksillygirl*cough*

CandlestickJay
05/08/2007 5:45 PM

*cough*Yourturnbeentheredonethat*cough*

Iorlas
05/08/2007 6:11 PM

Can i get some feed back on my character? Please? LOL

Iorlas
05/08/2007 6:19 PM

Also i edited the hell out of his bio... *pats himself on the back*

nanuk
05/08/2007 6:23 PM

Well you know I always adore you ;)




"Insanity is the exceptance of who you truly are.."



Hope that's as it's supposed to be- exceptance instead of acceptance, makes it a little more interesting, lol.

I quite liked him, especially dogma and servants- I was getting a Loki feel but I think Critch, as he mentioned earlier, is going for an 'epic' feel so wedgies and touchy feeliness may not quite fall under the remit.. ;)

TheCritch
05/08/2007 7:14 PM

OK guys, I am a bit of a stickler for nitpicking, correction and mostly consistency and originality!!!! Make up your own ideas and avoid taking as much from traditional mythology and common termonology. Remember Aza is not earth!!!! Their is no japanese culture to speak of, there are no greek or roman gods. There are no states or provinces, there are merely areas of influence, territories, if you will. Their are no Imperials or wars going on without my permition, if you have an idea please post it in the ooc, I am on here everyday to check up on posts and help all of you so please take the time to post ideas before just jumping into an idea or world affecting event because it will interfer!!! I have planned some major events for you all to deal with! You may control any 'local' events, things that happen within both your influence and within reason! Please lay off the idea that you are an allpowerful entity!! You are not! You are one of many equally important and equally influential and equally powerful gods!! Please respect the rules of this RP they aren't very restricting and most of them are common amoungst most RPs, I am not trying to get in your way or trying to restrict you creatively but please respect the rules and my story and the other players. Most of you have done fine in this manner, this post is directed at those whom I've already had to speak to about these exact problems. PLEASE!!! EVERYONE USE AT LEAST DECENT PUNCTUATION!!! Once again this is only directed at those whom I've already individually addressed!
Now on to nitpicking!



Bakeneko (Japanese style cat demons)

Great character, great writing! But please refrai from using things in existing mythology please! You may have cat-like servants just not ones from existing mythology. And the Moon is kind of broad... You may as my character has, made a personal moon for your followers. Other than that you are ready to go!!

She was brought into the world as the hardships of many people called for her with the lands suffering a drought with the sea taking all of the water, she was needed so created rivers to hold the rain and springs to make water flow always in the land giving life to those that need it. To Gods she is similar in history she saw that power was unchecked and could unravel existence itself if Gods willed it, so she wove the Now and limits the Gods powers within so that Now could never be destroyed as she had feared and with in that is trapped the past never changing. The cloth itself was given to the one that Time was presented to and as such it hangs in the Hall of books over seen by Kual-Juah and often Aquaria would stitch more as to keep time locked as it was.


WOAH! A bit overpowered!! The gods in no way look up to other gods as gods!!!! THEY ARE ALL EQUAL!!!!! I also want you to remove the Cloth of Now, you cannot "limit" the other gods powers and it is restricting and it gives you to much potential power. You cannot be in control of all rivers!!!! They are everywhere, you may only control the rivers in your area of influence where your followers are!!! You may have your servants travel the lands aiding those that travel as well but you cannot just obtain power over so much. You did not create fish. Nor did you create rivers. All these things were here before humanity and thus before the gods. You can create the north star! That's acceptable. You need to do some work... But you are a good writer and have lots of ideas so you are wanted here!!! Fix these problems and we'll all be happy. And no controling of the "now" please...



Can i get some feed back on my character? Please? LOL

Perfect... Start posting and read all of this post there are rules that need to be followed!!! Don't be a bad egg and fuck up... You look like you have potential to do well!! Take out the wedgies thing and your are set. (I think the touchy feely thing might be good humour and make for interesting encounters but don't get carried away with it! I will allow it
becasue it seems to be very intriguing.

Leo
05/08/2007 7:21 PM


Great character, great writing! But please refrain from using things in existing mythology please! You may have cat-like servants just not ones from existing mythology.

I understand, I was a bit tired and couldn't think of a better way to describe them. I'll make sure to change that.



And the Moon is kind of broad... You may as my character has, made a personal moon for your followers. Other than that you are ready to go!!

Sure thing. that too can be easily fixed.

Thanks for the input and pointing me in the right direction. *Goes off to edit*

[Edit: Done I hope I remembered to fix everything..]

[Edited by Leo on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:25 PM]

xXRathXx
05/08/2007 7:29 PM

Woah woah woah buddy. Easy there.


Make up your own ideas and avoid taking as much from traditional mythology and common termonology.Remember Aza is not earth!!!! Their is no japanese culture to speak of, there are no greek or roman gods. There are no states or provinces, there are merely areas of influence, territories, if you will. Their are no Imperials or wars going on without my permition, if you have an idea please post it in the ooc,


You are asking way too much with that man. The whole, no roman gods or japanese culture is way beyond limiting. Those are influences for characters. Were not trying to infuse them into the current story.


You may control any 'local' events, things that happen within both your influence and within reason! Please lay off the idea that you are an allpowerful entity!! You are not! You are one of many equally important and equally influential and equally powerful gods!!

Nobody said they were all powerful. As for my character handling all deaths and whoevers character controling all the rivers, those are their powers. It's actualy a really odd idea that only one god weilds his power over one region or group of people. It's actualy an idea crusher in my point of veiw.


Please respect the rules of this RP they aren't very restricting

No offense but most of us have been here longer than you so we've been fairly versed in the rules. They aren't very restricting but you are dude.

TheCritch
05/08/2007 7:34 PM


There are no churches or temples dedicated to him. No special groups that pray to him day in and day out. He hears the prayers of loved ones wishing for their ill family to get better.


YOU NEED TO HAVE FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannor stress this enough!
If a god in Ada has no followers and no central group to believe in them, then they will die!
Because it is the belief of the people that brought the gods into life then it is the absence of it that will destroy them!! You do not control the life and death of all the poeple of Aza you only have power over the people that worship you which reside in the land of your domain, thus your influence. And the grim reaper minion thing is a little cliche, clean it up a bit please and then feel free to post in the RP, glad to have you aboard.

Everyone I am sorry that I have been so picky about you're characters, but the fact is... the world in which you are gaming is not your traditional world. It isn't anything like earth! Or even our Universe. Do not assume something can be done here or that something is there because I have neglected to mention otherwise! So pleae remember that while I'm fleshing out the background, you have to just sit tight and not get ahead of me. I will have more time to make story oriented background posts if I don't have to complain and bitch about these things. I must thank nanuk for her frequent and very helpfull comments when I'm not around to view these posts.

Max your character is fine. Jump in!

Vampire_Chaos
05/08/2007 7:46 PM

Ok, Rath, you are conflicting with Critch at EVERY CORNER.


most of us have been here longer than you so we've been fairly versed in the rules.


Febuary 2007? That's two months, me and Critch have been writing for years, and I have been RPing for quite a while, just not on this site. If you can't come up with something yourself, then take a minute and THINK ABOUT IT. I'm sure you could come up with something, you seem intelligent enough to think of something interesting and cliche free.




It's actualy a really odd idea that only one god weilds his power over one region or group of people. It's actualy an idea crusher in my point of veiw.


No, Rath, it's an original idea. And Critch is the GM, so if you don't like it, go find another RP.
Me and other players in this RP have found ways to adapt to this rule, and (OMG GASP) it stops us from god-modding.

TheCritch
05/08/2007 7:47 PM


Woah woah woah buddy. Easy there.



You are asking way too much with that man. The whole, no roman gods or japanese culture is way beyond limiting. Those are influences for characters. Were not trying to infuse them into the current story.



Nobody said they were all powerful. As for my character handling all deaths and whoevers character controling all the rivers, those are their powers. It's actualy a really odd idea that only one god weilds his power over one region or group of people. It's actualy an idea crusher in my point of veiw.


The gods in this RP are not traditional. Do not let them be influenced by the gods of other mythology because those gods are different in the fact that they belong to this world not Ada or Aza which have their own dimensional rules. Another thing those powers are very powerful and are very broad. I put the regional influence thing in place for two reasons.
One: so that people couldn't control the worshipers of other gods and thus start bickering and arguing.
Two: Because it is original and it gives this RP something that people won't write off as uninspired or stale.

Remember that I am the GM and if you want to argue with my about MY rules and MY RP then don't participate. Make suggestions, post ideas, but don't intercede.

And Rath you haven't been here much longer than me! Two months difference! I am well versed in the rules and am a strong advocator of their use. Do not denounce my knowledge of something that you yourself have just begun to learn!

Please don't make this any more painful than it already is! Just play by the rules and get used to it because any good GM out there would make you do the same.

TheCritch
05/08/2007 7:54 PM


Same here. I've already started formulating a character.

Plenty of room! Jump in! :)

Leo
05/08/2007 8:00 PM

Sorry but I'm a bit slow today.. what is the architecture like?

And.. Sorry if I am being redundant but am I clear?

Iorlas
05/08/2007 8:01 PM


[Posted By nanuk on 05.08.2007 6:23 PM]

Well you know I always adore you ;)




"Insanity is the exceptance of who you truly are.."



Hope that's as it's supposed to be- exceptance instead of acceptance, makes it a little more interesting, lol.

I quite liked him, especially dogma and servants- I was getting a Loki feel but I think Critch, as he mentioned earlier, is going for an 'epic' feel so wedgies and touchy feeliness may not quite fall under the remit.. ;)


You know my god could always use a groupie :D

And i edited him again took out the wedgies thing, and fixed a few typos :D

Im off to post!

TheCritch
05/08/2007 8:10 PM


architecture

What do you mean? Well here's an answer to the question I think you're asking:
The architecture in Aza isn't much above the bronze age. But if you have any ideas on how to improve on that, I would be happy to hear them!

Leo
05/08/2007 8:16 PM


What do you mean? Well here's an answer to the question I think you're asking:
The architecture in Aza isn't much above the bronze age.

That is what I was getting at and thank you for the information.



But if you have any ideas on how to improve on that, I would be happy to hear them!

None at the moment but I might get back to you.

xXRathXx
05/08/2007 8:20 PM

Vampire, I don't think anyone asked you to step in for TheCritch. You've been righting and rping in other places and all that jazz. Comparing that to your posts, I am unimpressed. Critchy is under a year with his rping skills. You are apparently in 3 or 4 years of it, so you say. I haven't been comepeletely on his case as you're making it seem. When he adressed his issues with my character sheet I talked them out and gave him a bit more of an explanation for them. This time I was simply suggesting things. You shouldn't involve yourself when you're not seeing things as they are.

Iorlas
05/08/2007 8:41 PM

On a different note... nanuk i hope you didnt mind me interacting with your character.. If i messed up something i can re do my post.

TheCritch
05/08/2007 8:43 PM

Sorry everyone for this ongoing bickering, I intend to end it immediately and I truly apologize to everyone for the aggravation and possible inconvenience!

Max
05/08/2007 8:47 PM


Max your character is fine. Jump in!



Finally!

Also, I thought it rather amusing that we must prevent ourselves from godmodding, but we're gods...

hehehe...

no?

Ok maybe it was just me...

Iorlas
05/08/2007 8:48 PM


Finally!

Also, I thought it rather amusing that we must prevent ourselves from godmodding, but we're gods...

hehehe...

no?

Ok maybe it was just me...


I thought it was amusing Max.. Then again im like the Jester of the gods... *snickers*

xXRathXx
05/08/2007 8:50 PM

Indeed it shall end. In fact it has just ended. Everything has been put to rest I do believe. I swear an oath to keep my opinions with your actions to myself. I've never gotten the concept of the almighty GM position. Now would be the time for me to say something witty...but I've decided to end our little spar.

nanuk
05/09/2007 12:44 AM


nanuk i hope you didnt mind me interacting with your character.. If i messed up something i can re do my post.


I shall go check and let you know- although, I imagine it's [i]perfect[/i], *swoon* ;)


Don't want to risk kicking things off again but..



you have certainly made a fool of yourself trying to act like some kind of prolific RPer


I think that was a little much- Rath has his opinions but I'd hardly say they made him look foolish.
Everybody plays differently, and has come from different RPing backgrounds so of course there are going to be different views on how a thread should be run.



Your age doesn't exactly lend to your so called experience either so don't talk to me about experience, I just so happen to be three years greater in "experience" than you



From what Rath has said before he has a number of years RPing experience- and playing the age card is a little low. Several active members here are 'young' in that they're mid teens yet have been playing for years.




I've never gotten the concept of the almighty GM position


Really? ;)

I have to say, if I put a lot of work/effort into creating something I'd be a stickler about it too. Creating the concept gives you 'ownership' over it, for want of a better word, so I'd be right with Critch on this one- your ideas are your babies! Of course you're going to be protective about them.


And that's that- on to reading.

LunaMaria
05/09/2007 7:44 AM

Yes it was a Typo and it should be Good...

Ok um... changes... well the point was rivers are everywhere.... the whole point of this god was that she doesn't really have a realm and I'm fine with changing the fish and river creation but the the Point of the Cloth of Now was to stop gods going back in time and destroying the world and the past couldn't change that was it's point and it limited their powers in that respect, maybe I should be more clear.

But I am not happy wit being stuck in one place with followers the point is she is a moving god that enforces others more or less. Those that live off rivers as a way of live follow her among other gods so her power of followers are on the rivers....

And I am feeling iffy about keeping this going it the rules are to be so ridged

nanuk
05/09/2007 8:28 AM

Sorry about the shortness of post but with 4 of us in the scene I have to wait to see reactions.



Point of the Cloth of Now was to stop gods going back in time and destroying the world and the past couldn't change that was it's point and it limited their powers in that respect, maybe I should be more clear.



that enforces others more or less.


The problem is that you took it upon yourself to decide, without asking Critch that, firstly, a 'Cloth of Now' was needed, and secondly you, a goddess in a large pantheon, was capable of creating such a thing and [i]limiting the powers of other gods[/i], relating to time travel or otherwise, thus appointing yourself somehow above/more powerful (if intellect if nothing else because you're implying that at least some of them would be stupid enough to destroy the world- [i]and[/i] you're assuming a lot about temporal physics for an alternate dimension) than them, expressly against the design of the RP.



And I am feeling iffy about keeping this going it the rules are to be so ridged



They're hardly rigid- must have followers and a region? Must not be copies of extant Earth gods? That's rigid?

A DM as [i]creator[/i] of the thread is entitled to have rules.
Critch has already explained his reasons for the above, and that should be enough.
The majority of people here do not seem to have had a problem with them.

You, as a player, have the right to not agree with those rules in which case you have the right to not play- so if you still feel iffy about it leave.

Max
05/09/2007 9:32 AM

This is a suggestion: I assume Critch has something to prevent someone from going back in time and destroying the world, or whatever, so if you would just ask him and have him detail it, that would solve that.

Also, this is to both LunaMaria and Critch: Why can't Luna's region [b]be[/b] rivers? Like, rivers/river valleys, where the river itself was her region, and she shared domain over the surrounding river valleys with the surrounding region's god?

Just an idea...

nanuk
05/09/2007 9:44 AM

I think initially she mentioned something about roads, too, travellers definitely.
Maybe if that was changed so that it was just rivers it could justify no concrete geographical region.

Max
05/09/2007 9:48 AM

Perhaps lesser domain over roads, or maybe large, trans-regional roads. I personally don't see a problem with domain over travel, and the areas of travel, so long as it stays to the large picture, and not the smaller stuff (i.e. every street and alleyway in a city, but large ones, what would be the equivalent of today's highways and interstates. As for rivers, same thing: the large ones, that extend for a ways, but not necessarily ever creek and stream.)

Tetrius
05/09/2007 1:54 PM

Here's my character. If it's too late to join then no big deal, I'll jump in when I see a free spot.


Name: Abeni, although she also goes by the name of the Mother.

Domain: Healing, Motherhood and Agape (Unconditional love). I felt these three interconnected quite well.

Appearance: Abeni goes by whatever form she sees is fit for the occassion, for example if she is seeing to a follower at sea she would probably manifest herself as some form of aquatic animal. However Abeni's favourite form, and the one she often uses when communicating through dreams and visions, is that of a black human woman wearing loose fitting green robes that covered a white linen shirt. She also wears a golden anklet and a headband upon which a rose-tinted diamond is fixed. The goddess is always barefoot, for some reason she quite dislikes shoes and sandals. Abeni has no hair, leaving a bald dome, and has eyes with no pupils or irises. Her face is graceful and she looks well fed, yet she is not exceedingly beautiful or attractive. She looks nice, but she wouldn't come first place at any beauty contest. Upon her right hand is her symbol, a strange curvy pattern that vaguely resembles a cow's head; the cow being her sacred animal. She is often surrounded by a faint lilac/pink glow that is centred around her head and upper torso. This form is what the other gods see when she is in their dimension, however as of late she has been using this appearance when in using a corpreal form as well.

Divine Servants: Mosi, essentially beings of pure energy that Abeni uses to defend her faithful and occasionally to send messages to them. In their true form they resemble beings of pure light that are difficult to look upon, direct eye contact can cause blindness or even send the person into a coma. To prevent this, the Mosi often take the form of animal headed humanoids, usually bovines or rhinocerotidae, and people in their presence feel safe and protected. Abeni was given the Mosi soon after she herself became Goddess of Motherhood so that she could have something to nurture, in accordance to her domain. However they were made too perfect, so that whilst they were subservient to their Goddess they did not need her guidance nor did they require her protection. As such, she turned to her worshippers full time and quickly developed an intimate bond to her mortal charges. Mosi have few powers, although they can communicate telepathically, have the strength of twenty men, multitask to an extreme level and can make complex calculations almost instantaneously. They are however, mortal in the sense that they can be killed conventionally by other mortals and gods.

Alignment: Maternally good. Although slow to anger and merciful, Abeni defends her own fiercly and rarely lets any threat to her 'children' survive her wrath. She has been known to take the offensive as well.

Background: Abeni was first manifested when a healer dealing with a difficult birth prayed randomly and to anyone who would listen to protect the mother and child. This combination lead to Abeni's 'birth' and she gained the domain of motherhood and healing, the Mosi were given to her with this in mind. Initiallyt, Abeni only acted in the roles in which she was assigned, namely in the process of motherhood and healing and had to compete with other minor dieties in order to become the prime diety of her people. Upon achieveing this goal, she came to her faithful in a mortal form accomapanied by a legion of Mosi to set down her holy law and dogma, which has then been written down on what is now known as the 'Book of Abeni'. Currently, she is watching over her people and making note of the actions of the other dieties, ensuring that her borders and domain remain safe.

Dogma:

Obey the Laws I have made for you.

You may worship other gods as you see fit, but you may not hold them in higher esteem than me.

Do not eat or use anything that comes from my sacred animal (bovines).

Do not destroy the rest of Creation indiscriminately. Take and use only what you need.

Do only what is the most loving in all cases. All other laws, save for those already stated, come secondary to this.

Worship as and when you see fit.

Do not steal.

Do not murder.

Do not give false accounts.

Wear a warm sweater when it is chilly and don't forget to clean your teeth after every meal.


I'll post if my bio is accepted.

[Edited by Tetrius on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 1:55 PM]

TheCritch
05/09/2007 1:59 PM

LunaMaria Their is a vast river system in Aza, and the road system is only begining to develope. So if you really want the river idea then simply claim ownership over a large river that many travel by. Or perhaps even some large road that your servants laid down for travellers? But I cannot simply let every traveller and river and road be under your domain. That means that you could influence a worshiper of another god that likes to travel, or go boating in these rivers, thus we come back to why I created the regional influence idea, to prevent overpowering. As for the Cloth of Now. Well it's unnecessary for it to exist considering time is to broad an area for a god to control. Thus there wouldn't be a god of time that could abuse its power. Plus that Cloth of Now is a very powerful thing for a god in the realm of Ada to create. Thus your god could not create it because all gods are equal and if they could all create overtly manipulative items then we would have just a big writhing mass of godmodding to sort our way through so please don't fight for its existence in a world that can't support it. You seem very creative and have excellent writing skills, so I think you are capable of working around these things. Thank you!

TheCritch
05/09/2007 2:07 PM

That is fine Tetrius, go right in glad to have you aboard! (I loved your use of the word rhinocerotidae! I have never seen that outside my Bio class.)

TheCritch
05/09/2007 2:57 PM

Hey guys... I kinda jumped into your little scene there hope you don't mind!

Iorlas
05/09/2007 3:09 PM


[Posted By TheCritch on 05.09.2007 2:57 PM]

Hey guys... I kinda jumped into your little scene there hope you don't mind!


Hey Critch was your character referring to mine when he thought he looked extravent or i think the word you were going for was extravagant? Im just trying to get a full picture of whom he was looking at, and i dont mind at all.

TheCritch
05/09/2007 3:14 PM

Extravagant....sorry for the typo! thanks for the heads up I'll fix that right away.

Iorlas
05/09/2007 3:17 PM


[Posted By TheCritch on 05.09.2007 3:14 PM]

Extravagant....sorry for the typo! thanks for the heads up I'll fix that right away


BAH lol who was he looking at Argon or Ajuntas when he thought he looked extravagant?

TheCritch
05/09/2007 3:22 PM

He was obviously looking at Ajuntas. The stern faced fellow sounds more like the god of death, Argon... Did you not say Ajuntas was dressed as such?

Iorlas
05/09/2007 3:29 PM


[Posted By TheCritch on 05.09.2007 3:22 PM]

He was obviously looking at Ajuntas. The stern faced fellow sounds more like the god of death, Argon... Did you not say Ajuntas was dressed as such?


Yep your correct i was just making sure im easily confused sometimes :D

CandlestickJay
05/09/2007 5:52 PM

may I?

Name: Kievre

Domain : Her domain is a very small one, containing only the forest Kievrean (named in her honor of course) and the single water spring inside of it. The forest itself is only a few square miles wide, however people have been known to dissapear inside it for months at a time, to return changed in many different ways. She is seen the goddess of diplomacy and innocence, and for those who treat her vulgarly, naivete.

Dogma:
To stay soft and listen will earn more than wisdom.

You were given two ears and one mouth. Use them for twice listening and once speaking.

Tread quietly.
Speak Sweetly.
Fall with grace.

The soft spoken will find more than treasure and gold lying at their feet.

To understand is better than reaction.

Thought before argument, peace before war.



Appearance: When she appears in human form, she is viewed like a child, one of about four feet in height, slender and petite with long white hair, extremely fair skin and crystal eyes that lack in color. To those who mean discord and destruction, her eyes seem almost terrifying, and all encompassing. She appeares to be the very image of childlike purity and innocence, however is wiser and much more intelligent than she first appears. She has an ethereal, childlike beauty that leaves any one she appears to entranced and eager to see more of her, obsessed what she symbolises to that particular person. To other gods, she usually takes this appearance, and very rarely raises a temper or an angry voice. When she appears as a creature, she nearly always appears as a dove with a single blue teardrop tattoed below her eye. This symbol appears on whatever form she takes, a sparkling teardrop placed directly below her left eye.

Alignment: neutral

Background: She was created at the end of one of the largest wars in the history of Ada, a war that was said to be the end of all wars. A peacemaker, the man responsible for ending this many year war, had a small daughter, and it was she who truly helped her father to create the document of peace and forge alliances among warring natives. In a thankful prayer for his daughter, her expressed a deep desire and wish for there to be someone who had this job of peacemaker, diplimat and innocence, one who sees both good and bad and sides with neither. Upon this, she was created.

Peace in itself is short lived, and she was given only a small area, for there are few who desire only peace, understanding and meditation. However she soon discovered those who were drawn to her were drawn to her forest, and she would appear to them there, teaching, changing, recreating the people who entered her domain. Few who have not entered her forest truly believe in her existance, and she is often referred to scornfully and as if she were only a myth and not truly a goddess.

When she does operate through those who have not visited her forest, she works through children, expressing unqiue ideas for peace and diplomatic ways through their innocence and believing ways. Because of this, an organization was founded in the city of Libernan, named Kievre's Children - they specialize in the education of young children, especially those who have shown an interest in diplomacy and conservation. She has scattered followers throughout the land, those who carry her teachings or simply believe in peace with all their hearts. She is often seen as the goddess of diplomats, and more scornfully, naivete, though her own personality has nothing of the sort.

Often times, those who most often are called into her forest are being manipulated by a plan. Those who carry discord and fight for war, bringing hatred, prejudice in extreme quantities may find themselves lured toward the clear water spring in the center of her forest, and will find themselves changed when they awake. This manipulation she does not see as evil, instead, she views it neutrally and as necessary to peace.

Hope I'm accepted.

[Edited by CandlestickJay on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 6:03 PM]

TheCritch
05/09/2007 7:09 PM

It'a good but remember that Ada is the realm of the gods and there are no wars in Ada, there are wars however in Aza, realm of the mortals.

raikoh
05/09/2007 7:21 PM

hey this sounds relativly familiar


She is seen the goddess of diplomacy and innocence,


although my character uses diplomacy since he is the god of war/ peace i think ill let this slide since it sounds as if you only do this in your forest.

CandlestickJay
05/09/2007 7:29 PM

oops, sorry the Ada/Aza thing was a typo.



although my character uses diplomacy since he is the god of war/ peace i think ill let this slide since it sounds as if you only do this in your forest.


Sorry, but I just figured that war and peace is a pretty large generalization, and that it shouldn't be a problem. I mean, because really she's a small, often made fun of child-goddess with a talent for peacemaking. War is a big enough deal though. If our characters are [i] too similar [/i] then Critch can of course tell me to find a new one.

Max
05/09/2007 8:15 PM

Of course, in comparison, some real religions have very similar gods. Look at what the Roman religion turned into as it amalgamated more foreign beliefs into itself. They had a god for children leaving the home, a god for children returning home, multiple gods for things like fertility, the sky, the sun, the sunrise, the sunset, the moon, the half moon...they even had a goddess for menstruation! The same thing happened with many empires and the religion created by them.

nanuk
05/10/2007 12:24 AM


they even had a goddess for menstruation!


What do you mean even?

If you'd ever been through it you'd need somebody to pray to, too! :P


And also, lol, I don't think diplomacy steps too much on Raikoh's toes- like Jay said War/Peace is quite broad, and diplomacy born of innocence is going to be quite different from someone with a vast experience of War/Peace.

TheCritch
05/10/2007 7:50 PM

Hey max... I don't want to give anything away.. but something in one of your posts is very intriguing. It just so happens that I had the exact same idea for the main storyline I've been developing while we've been going through this interesting little meeting of the gods. Vampire has also hit the soon to be revealed plot once or twice in his posts... This is good, everything is flowing and the writers/RPing is great. Thank you everyone, this is truly everything I had expected it to be and perhaps more. Thanks for your participation! Lets keep it up!

[Edited by TheCritch on Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:51 PM]

Leo
05/10/2007 7:52 PM

Now I cant wait to see whats in store, though that riddle is still bugging me..

Also sorry I havn't posted much but I havn't been able to find a good opening.

TheCritch
05/10/2007 7:59 PM

Well Leo...You could always make your intraductory post now and find an opening to join the litte drama we've managed to get ourselves into later when the time is right and in the mean time develope your character. Don't worry about what everybody else is doing right now and start something of your own, it'll give us some variety and perhaps something else to build the story on. So feel free to start, I'm looking forward to your posts!

Leo
05/10/2007 8:02 PM

Ok then my wanderings of Aza shall continue..

CandlestickJay
05/10/2007 9:27 PM


also, lol, I don't think diplomacy steps too much on Raikoh's toes- like Jay said War/Peace is quite broad, and diplomacy born of innocence is going to be quite different from someone with a vast experience of War/Peace.


Thanks. ^_^

And critch, you never said if I was accepted or not.

nanuk
05/11/2007 12:35 AM

Oh don't mention it =^.^=
lol

Iorlas
05/11/2007 5:17 PM

*nudges everyone to post*

nanuk
05/11/2007 5:31 PM

I posted yesterday, oh-caller-of-kettle-black pot

*nudges Iorlas over to LOTR forum*

Iorlas
05/12/2007 8:46 AM


[Posted By nanuk on 05.11.2007 5:31 PM]

I posted yesterday, oh-caller-of-kettle-black pot

*nudges Iorlas over to LOTR forum*


*nudges everyone but nanuk* LOL

CandlestickJay
05/12/2007 9:46 AM

I would but I haven't been told I can yet...*sigh*

nanuk
05/12/2007 1:57 PM

Maybe Critch has a life.
How selfish!

CandlestickJay
05/12/2007 2:02 PM

Thanks nanuk for making ME feel like an ass.

...Maybe I should go have a life now.

xXRathXx
05/12/2007 2:12 PM

Why? It's no fun outside with those human beings I've heard so much about. Better to stay inside with your ass glued to a seat and your eyes stuck to the screen.

CandlestickJay
05/12/2007 2:17 PM

Well, I planned a banquet for 75 people that went on last night, and that classifies as a life for me, at least an attempt at one. It went really well, food, dancing, drama and fornication on the dance floor all together. So today, I work, and be lazy.

nanuk
05/12/2007 3:18 PM


Thanks nanuk for making ME feel like an ass.

...Maybe I should go have a life now.



Oh I didn't mean to do that!
It was jealousy that he probably does have a life while I, as you know, am watching the Eurovision song contest. (Serbia won, but I haven't yet figured out if the singer was a man or a woman..)(a woman, they claim)

CandlestickJay
05/12/2007 8:03 PM


Oh I didn't mean to do that!
It was jealousy that he probably does have a life while I, as you know, am watching the Eurovision song contest. (Serbia won, but I haven't yet figured out if the singer was a man or a woman..)(a woman, they claim)


Lol, don't worry about it. I just got back from work (my only attempt at life) and now I am ready for the other worlds..

Tetrius
05/13/2007 1:12 PM

I'm waiting for an invitation to the conversation at the moment (I don't like barging in unasked all that much), but if it helps I'll drop my principles for now and barge in anyway.

TheCritch
05/13/2007 3:58 PM

Sorry I haven't been around lately and I'm sorry I haven't responded to your posts Candlestickjay...You are accepted!!!! Now get in there and enjoy yourself....... Well guys lets see some posts!! I'll be introducing some major story elements in a few days! Hold tight and lets try to keep things interesting until then!! IORLAS PLEASE MAKE MORE POSTS!!!! Your "games" are kind of the pivot of this little drama at the moment... Lets hear about them!! Oh and tetrius please feel free to "barge in"!!

[Edited by TheCritch on Sunday, May 13, 2007 4:00 PM]

CandlestickJay
05/13/2007 7:36 PM

Kay cool thanks

Iorlas
05/13/2007 8:09 PM


IORLAS PLEASE MAKE MORE POSTS!!!! Your "games" are kind of the pivot of this little drama at the moment... Lets hear about them!! Oh and tetrius please feel free to "barge in"!!


Well i had my character ask a question to the group and i was waiting for them to respond..

TheCritch
05/13/2007 8:14 PM

Which is a good start but after the answer is presented try and shake things up. I like Ajuntas am truly enjoying the ensuing drama. Sorry if I seem pushy. I just really love where this is going!!!

Iorlas
05/13/2007 8:15 PM


[Posted By TheCritch on 05.13.2007 8:14 PM]

Which is a good start but after the answer is presented try and shake things up. I like Ajuntas am truly enjoying the ensuing drama. Sorry if I seem pushy. I just really love where this is going!!!


No problem man i just need material to go on such as their responses and such :D

TheCritch
05/15/2007 5:06 PM


the Astral Plane

There is no astral plane in this RP. There is merely Aza and Ada.


He was a beast on the astral plane until he ripped open the Veil seperating it from the other worlds, giving him power. Out of te nothingness of the Astral Plane he created the Way Tower: An impossible tower that exists in all worlds at once. Going through one door will take you into nothingness between worlds, and going through another takes you to the Astral Plane. Only there he is able to use his powers, except for enableing his followers to go there. He left only one object that exists in both worlds besides the Tower: A necklace with a obsidian stone surrounded by gold and silver. Whoever uses it is said to be able to control the Astral Plane, so he hid it in places impossible to get to, even for him.

OK
Well you see thats a little powerful for a necklace...Even if made by a god.
And all the gods came into existance in the same way. They were born powerless and then attained their domain when enough people looked to a domain as a thing of worship, then that domain will be given to a god at random, who has yet to attain a domain. They cannot be some astral beast or entity that isn't a god. Aza and Ada are different than most dimensions in this way. So try and fix that. You are creative and your writing skills are great, just come up with something that doesn't cross those borders please and then you can jump in.

CandlestickJay
05/15/2007 5:24 PM

I know this is up to you, but if I were true to Kievre's character, she would sense that something dark and evil had just been created. I didn't post it though, but can I, or would that spoil some vast eternal plan?

xXRathXx
05/15/2007 5:26 PM

Hmm, unfortunate how the rules of the game and the setting can work against you. That's gonna be one hell of an edit Demo. Too bad, your character sounded really interesting. Anyways, can't wait to see what you put in place of your astral plane and arcane beasty.

Oh, Critchy, isn't the astral plane a state of mind? He said it was entered through meditation after all, and meditation involves focusing ones thoughts to bring you to a secluded place of enlightenment within ones mind. So it's not actually a real place like Ada and Aza are, it's generally figurative right? Technically this is done by people who worship Bhuddha and psychics and those under the disciplines of certain martial arts. Slannon could be like the Bhuddha of Aza/Ada. Are their psychics in Aza?


(By the way, I'm not picking fights. I'm just asking questions. Suggesting things really.)

TheCritch
05/15/2007 5:42 PM

Ok good point Rath but... you see he said that the Astral plane was between dimensions and that it could alter the physical forms of both his God and his followers. Meditative states don't affect someone physically unless certain exersizes are performed during or before. Thus the physical boundry is crossed by his definition of the Astral plane and thus the Laws of Aza and Ada.

the Astral Plane, a bizzare world that is entered through meditation and skill, where the world is malleable and 'reality' doesn't apply. He is the one who unlocks the true powers of his followers so they can go there. He also rules over physical appearance, so is able to change everything about his followers appearences.



Kievre may be able to sense darkness but... she can only sense it in her own realm of influence and in Aza this disturbance is far to deep rooted in the indefinite hollows of Aza's depths to have any ripples of detectable nature reach Aza's most sensible Gods. However, I will be making another post about it soon. After word she may be able to barely sense it. So keep an eye out. l

CandlestickJay
05/15/2007 6:06 PM


Kievre may be able to sense darkness but... she can only sense it in her own realm of influence and in Aza this disturbance is far to deep rooted in the indefinite hollows of Aza's depths to have any ripples of detectable nature reach Aza's most sensible Gods. However, I will be making another post about it soon. After word she may be able to barely sense it. So keep an eye out.


Okay thanks.

nanuk
05/16/2007 8:45 AM

Sorry it was short, but I'm not feeling inspired today. Doesn't help that I'm in a rush.

TheCritch
05/16/2007 3:44 PM

Thats the thing though...

For starters it's real. Really. I've been there.

This RP has nothing like that. It is a fantastic place in itself and these spiritual and meditative states, these ideas aren't disimiliar to what created the gods in this RP. Therefore by effect, anything a person experience so strongly will influence the realms of Aza and Ada. These realms are responsive to any powerful mental stimulus and are thus physically affect by them. Plus you also said that the astral plane can be reached by any human. Thus all the worshippers of the gods of Aza will be under this god's influence if they go there. And because of the corpereal and incorpereal physics of Aza and Ada, such realms cannot exist there. Because these realms are the spiritual planes themselves. They are the realms of indefinite possibility. Thus the astral plane does not exist in these realms. It cannot be reached. Although meditation could in theory create realms and lands in Aza and Ada and even give gods domains, and perhaps reach enlightenment in Aza's heights, where not even the gods have ventured.

xXRathXx
05/16/2007 4:45 PM

So what you're saying is that Aza and Ada are much like astral planes because they are such highly spiritual places that the astral plane doesn't need to exist in this realm and therefore it doesn't?

CandlestickJay
05/16/2007 6:07 PM

I think he's saying because it is his world he gets to decide whether or not it exists or not.

Except in a much nicer, more diplomatic way.

Maybe thats just me.

TheCritch
05/16/2007 6:10 PM

Exactly. The astral plane has no purpose in a place like Ada or Aza. These two are not seperate dimensions, they are however seperated by ethereal borders. They are collectively known as A'oor. Thought that might make it easier to talk about them both at the same time from now on.
Oh and Candlestick, this 'world' of his isn't really his, it exists in another world which no one owns. As GM I simply state that the use or existence of such a world will interfere with the world I have created in that it gives a god to much dominion over far too much that anyone can use.

[Edited by TheCritch on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:14 PM]

CandlestickJay
05/16/2007 6:24 PM

Oh gosh, I really need to learn how to be less confusing when I respond to things.

I was actually on your side Critch. Saying that since A'oor was really yours, you got to choose, as GM whether or not it exists. But whatever, no problem, its handled LADEEDA

TheCritch
05/16/2007 7:02 PM


Oh gosh, I really need to learn how to be less confusing when I respond to things.

I was actually on your side Critch. Saying that since A'oor was really yours, you got to choose, as GM whether or not it exists. But whatever, no problem, its handled LADEEDA

Oh sorry! I guess it's all good then...ummm yeah...

Iorlas
05/16/2007 7:04 PM

I really dont see how the gods have any powers if they cant simply go to their temple at their own will. Passing through Undos would contradict my post completely because my character is chaotic and would most likely get sidetracked, and Im not whining here, but im getting sorta tired of having to do this. In your previous post i assumed that the temples were a conduit in which they could travel to Ada, and back to Aza.

I want a complete layout on what we can, and cant do with our god characters.

xXRathXx
05/16/2007 7:07 PM

Iorlas is correct. It would be most helpful to know what we're allowed to do and what we aren't allowed to do. This game happens to have the most rules I've ever played with. It would be nice to see a list so we can remember them easily.

Iorlas
05/16/2007 7:13 PM

And I edited my post for ya Critch

TheCritch
05/16/2007 7:39 PM

Sorry for the rules, but you'll see how they play into what is being done storywise. Now I am aware of the chaotic nature of your character Iorlas and I know it can be difficult for him to focus but if he wishes to go to Aza the he must merely teleport to the lake and go through and then teleport to his temple. The temples allow communication... not travel, sorry if I gave that impression. I am aware also that the list of rules is rather long. I have however mentioned most of them already, if anything comes to mind I will post it and try to get it out there before someone breaks it by accident and I have to be and ass and make them edit their post... something I do not enjoy making someone do...or do myself.
Most rules are Metaphysical in nature and mostly deal with the planes of Aza and Ada. These places require rules to keep them from becoming blurred in concept or consistency, not to mention interpretation, something very important in any RP. Making an RP in such a strange dimension needs rules like these if it is going to be managable, GM-wise and story-wise. In short I will make frequent posts on rules as often as I can think of them.

Here's a few right now (only two...I know, I know, we need more...):

If you wage war on another god, give them a chance to retaliate and be realistic about the size and power of your forces and please post any plans of attack or inter-god relations concerning such large matters in the ooc for me to approve. I'll try to make my replies frequent.

If you create an oluhm (any item created by a god) that isn't detailed in your character sheet than post it in the ooc for approval. Thanks everybody, sorry for the inconvenience!

Demosthenes2k7
05/17/2007 12:11 PM

GAH! I accidentally deleted the wrong post! :(

Name: Slannon (I like that name)

Domain: The Sun, and thus to a minor extent heat and light.

dogma: Light is the true path
the Sun's warmth will banish all evil

Divine Servants: Stars, although he calls then Messari. They help him do his job when he's resting. (night)

Appearance: Nobody actually knows! He shines as bright as the sun, but it is possible to see a faint humanout shape inside it. He is extremely muscular(he has to be to carry the sun and moon)

Alignment: Neutral

Background: He has held the sun for as long as he can remember, but before that he made a deal with a mortal: keep him warm and let him see, and he will be followed by many. It obviously worked.

[Edited by Demosthenes2k7 on Monday, May 21, 2007 11:55 AM]

[Edited by Demosthenes2k7 on Monday, May 21, 2007 11:55 AM]

TheCritch
05/17/2007 1:46 PM

Here are two new characters that have been or will be introduced into the story. Neither is the great blackness within Aza, I'll post more on that later... Anyway here they are!
(the one with the mask is the one Kual encountered!)

Name:Hesphossion

Domain/history: Assimulation, he has the power to trap the powers of other gods in masks and then utilize them. He must first however make them wear the blank mask upon their face before he can take their power, he must also wear that mask to use the power, if he takes it off then he must put another on to have a domain, he also possess's the ability to make copies of other oluhm, thus he has access to an infinite supply of blank masks. His followers also are those that are attained when he takes their domain. His first follower, the one who had the inspiration was a domainless god by the name of Pashk. Pashk had been promised a domain if he turned to Hesphossion's existence as a domain and worshipped it. Because Hesphossion's domain was himself, he had no actual powers or real domain, he had mearly wished to rise to godhood and attain a domain elsewhere, so the god stole an oluhm. This oluhm was his first mask. It contained domain over ressurection of the dead, an ability that had belonged to the overpowered god of the afterlife, Srist. Srist had thought his domain to large and thus sealed parts of his duty in masks, oluhm of his, that he had discarded into the endlessly far and deep ocean that surrounds the lands of Aza, however they had never hit the water. They were caught by a mortal, who had also taken several blank pages from Kual's Tome, pages that would ultimately detail what he had done, but because they were in his possession, Kual would never read them. Afterward Hesphossion came to this mortal and made a deal with him. The transaction took place. The mortal was given wealth and a place as the prophet of Hesphossion, whereas Hesphossion took the mask and thus the power to ressurect the dead, for he had also made a deal with yet another mortal, one long dead. This mortal promised that something horrid would happen to A'oor and that if Hesphossion brought him back from the dead then he would assure Hesphossion's survival in the times to come. It was this mortal that had informed Hesphossion of the masks in the first place, he also told him of how to attain them. Hesphossion was domainless at the time and was mearly wandering the realm of the dead in Ada's depths, he was easily tempted by the mortal's promise of power and was manipulated with ease. So Hesphession found Pashk and made him a false promise and in return was given godhood. Hesphossion is a mere pawn in the grand scheme of this mortal's plan. And now Hesphossion has the power to bring the dead mortal into his old decrepit body. The dead man would walk the earth as an undead corpse. Restarting his ancient unfinished war.

Personality: Greedy, selfish, and sadistic. His twisted mind has been corrupted by the dark ambitions of a strange mortal. His mind is lost to darkness.

Appearance: He is tall and thin, he wears nothing but a black loincloth. His pale skin is covered in twisted curling and spiralling tattoos, and a pair of rotten wings hang over him, stretching from his bent and twisted back. A white mask with strange, crudely written characters across its forehead. About his waste is also a belt, upon which is a sack no bigger than his head. This sack can hold an indefinite amount of objects in it, provided that they fit through the opening. This is where he stores the masks of the stolen domains of other gods.

Alignment: Evil

Dogma: The apocalypse is coming!
All must await the darkness and pray!
Survival is paramount!
Over come the first end!
Start a new age of war and blood!
And all shall thrive in the churning chaos!


Here's the next god:

Name: Srist

Domain: the land of the afterlife in Ada's depths. His followers are the dead souls that exist under his protection.

Appearance: He looks like a great black serpent with empty bleeding eyesockets. He is miles upon miles long, his growth nurtured by the faith of the dead.

Alignment:Good

History: He was one of the first gods to come into being after A'oor's creation. After the first one hundred deaths, the wandering souls of the mortals came to a place in Ada they decided to call home, they called this great limitless cavern in Ada's depths: Onoom. And then they began to search for something they couldn't find. They had nothing to worship now. They had not found the gods they had worshipped in life here. So they set all their hopes on the creation of one just for them. Their prayers were answered and Srist ascended to true godhood. Srist however found his powers too many and to great so he trapped the most dangerous and powerful ones away in masks that he had discarded into the Endless Ocean around Aza called: Ommuhnonn. Although it had been intercepted, he had never learned of it, he had simply tossed them and turned about, not looking back to see what had transpired. He has ruled over the mortals in the afterlife in peace ever since.

Dogma: Death is life.
Life is Death.
Fear neither.
Love one another and all will be well.




Now everybody keep in mind that recently many gods have died (none of yours!) and that this Hesphossion is free to run about placing masks on the corpses of the recently dead gods. Thus gaining their domains. The ongoing conflict now would be this and the multitude of other disturbances all over A'oor, this should stimulate some interesting story developements.

[Edited by TheCritch on Sunday, May 20, 2007 12:49 PM]

CandlestickJay
05/20/2007 12:49 PM

sorry sorry I just wasn't sure where to go from there and was waiting to see what everyone else did.

TheCritch
05/20/2007 4:13 PM

OH THANK GOD!!! Someone has posted!! Ahhhhh. I feel much better now. I'll be making a character post soon... Maybe that will shed some light on things. Thus making it easier to make additional posts...Maybe...

nanuk
05/20/2007 4:14 PM

Absence is due to migraine- you'll notice I haven't really posted elsewhere.

Too late to post tonight, and was kind of stuck on where to go anyway, I'll try tomorrow.

If you're worried in future internal mail me so you don't risk Flark's ire ;)

TheCritch
05/20/2007 4:19 PM


so you don't risk Flark's ire ;)

Yes that is quite a good idea... And thanks for responding!

Iorlas
05/20/2007 8:38 PM

Well Critch i need some help i really dont know where to go with Ajuntas's building an army and such.. I need ideas.

CandlestickJay
05/24/2007 6:47 PM

Great post VC!

TheCritch
05/24/2007 7:33 PM

Yeah I was really impressed by it myself!

Vampire_Chaos
05/25/2007 9:30 PM

For Kual's trip to Aza, and probably his fight with Ororoc, Kual had prepared an Olhum in the form of his staff.

Name: The Flexible Staff Rordas

Abilities: Due to vast studying of different Ohlum types, Kual constructed a Ohlum that can be longer and larger, depending on the need. This Ohlum also has the ability to create minor shields, which are slightly transparent and fairly thick. These shields, and also the lengthening action, is meant to keep enemies at bay, while Kual plots a careful route to defeating the opponent. Usually this will lead to quick outsmarting and a swift victory, especially against berserkers.

Personality: Rordas is a strict, obedient Ohlum, and has a strong will to protect Kual and others who are with him. He does not speak often, but when he does, he usually only says "I will protect," or "Yes, I will." Rordas is not the most offensive weapon, but it's speed and defense are almost unmatched.

TheCritch
05/27/2007 1:45 PM

Oluhm name: Saanqis
Abilities: Ororoc's sword is truly unique. It's shape and form changes with his mood or how far he gets into his transformations. It has the ability to break most defenses but is difficult to wield when not being used during Ororoc's transformations. It gathers strength from the fear of those around it, regardless of where that fear originates or what it happens to fear. Even it master may supply it with fear. Other negative emotions may also power it, but their effects are minimal. It also has the ability to (once in Ororoc's final stage of transformation) turn the blood of those it strikes into legions of oluhm-like servants called nriqil. These strange beings are small, no bigger than a fist. They have four legs that jut out from it's spherical body. At the center of their body is a single unblinking eye surrounded by hoary teeth and weeping mouths. These beings also pour forth from Ororoc's wounds in his final stage. Their underbellies are covered in twisted barbs that the nriqil scrape their victims with causing strange rashes that eventually rot the flesh if not treated.



Ororoc has several stages of developement in his almost insect-like transformation cycle. There are seven in total.

Stage One: This is the form we are most familiar with, he appears as he is described on the character sheet.

Stage Two: This is decribed in one of my recent posts in the RP section.

Stage Three: This is also described in one of my recent posts in the RP section.

Stage Four: His entire body is enveloped by the tendrils he developes in stage three and he begins to bleed profusely, this blood soon flows about him and eventually sink into him revealing a grey, veiny, fleshy cocoon. This crysalis stage lasts for about three days and then it emerges in the fifth stage.

Stage Five: What emerges from the cocoon that Ororoc developes in stage four is truly something to be feared. His flesh is covered in a black oily substance, hiding his true features. It appears rather strange however. It is larger than it's previous form. More musclular as well. No descernable features. It merely appears to be vaguely humanoind in build and shape. However a great dark aura surrounds it, so dark that it appears as night to all those caught within its range. The sounds of millions of screaming mortals emanates on all sides of whatever enters this aura, often this is enough to crush the moral of even the most stoic attacker.

Stage Six: Ororoc begin to absorb the viscuous black oily fluid back into his flesh, revealing the taut grey flesh beneath it. His form slims out a little as this occurs. His two white, pearl like eyes will open slowly. However one will soon notice that where he once had legs, a great long snake like tail now allows him movement. It is rough thirty feet in length, and as thick and round as his waist. Long tendril-like projections come out of the back of his head, dangling down to his waist. They give the impression of something like hair, as they are also dreaded and tied together with a dark grey cloth.

Stage Seven: His snake-like lower torso lenghtens to a massive fifty feet. Great dark, seemingly ancient chains cover his entire body. Long strips of flowing grey cloth cover his darkening and almost wrinkled flesh. His tail begins to shift and contort developing centipede-like segments as spindley black insectoid legs sprout from his segmented sides. His long sword is now a grand twenty-five feet long, it has straightened out and broadened, thirteen jagged spikes jut out from its double-edge. Blood streams from his eyes constanty and forever after word to symbolize the suffering of those he strives to protect in his now calmed state. His aura of fear is now controllable, he may intensify it to amazing levels or settle it to a nigh negligable aura of slight unease, nervousness or complete calm. He may also prevent it from affecting those whom he considers friend. His transformation constricts his realm of influence however and may even kill some of his believers in the process as random flares of terror maye strike his people possibly killing out of sheer horror. For his transformation is also fueled by the partial consuption of his realm of influence during the first four stages of transformation.


If anyone think this is possibly unbalancing.... Either pump your characters up a bit or I'll tone it down... However their will be a major war in the coming posts, thus my inclusion of Ororoc's more combat oriented abilities. Feel free to post similiar ajustments or previously unrevealed and unmentioned abilities or alternate forms here in the ooc.

nanuk
05/27/2007 2:23 PM

Quick question- considering you said the deaths and subsequent fall in faith would lead to a lessening of power (and death of other gods) how can they 'power up', as it were?

TheCritch
05/27/2007 6:36 PM


Quick question- considering you said the deaths and subsequent fall in faith would lead to a lessening of power (and death of other gods) how can they 'power up', as it were?

Ah yes... I've thought of this. Many gods without domains have taken to worshipping the remaining gods, their faith will bolster the gods with domains, these domainless gods have felt rather threatened by the events that have taken place recently and are seeking guidance in the other gods and have pledged themselves to them. Also sheer determination may drive gods to feats and limits that were previously unattainable. Remember that sheer emotion and undeniable belief can alter reallity in A'oor. Thus great mental and spiritual stimulus could in theory allow a god to gain power as long as they have at least one temple and one follower.

nanuk
05/28/2007 1:24 AM

Groovy.

As long as there's a justification for it I'm dandy.

TheCritch
05/28/2007 2:45 PM


Groovy.

As long as there's a justification for it I'm dandy.

GRAND!!

Zombie-Pop
05/29/2007 8:11 AM

*shuffles her feet* Is it waaaay too late for me to join?

nanuk
05/29/2007 8:40 AM

Oh look, it's Jay's buddy!

Jay's buddy, everyone!


If you make puppy eyes at Critch it probably won't be too late for you to join ;)

Zombie-Pop
05/29/2007 8:59 AM

*makes big puss-in-boots kitten eyes at Critch* I have a really good character percolating...

Max
05/29/2007 9:29 AM

I think she should get a chance just for using 'percolating'.

Demosthenes2k7
05/29/2007 11:58 AM

Is my chara OK? If it isn't can you tell me which of these are good?

health
the ocean
wind
storms

TheCritch
05/29/2007 1:12 PM


Is my chara OK? If it isn't can you tell me which of these are good?

Your Character Idea isn't bad. Buuuut... The sun shines over all of Ada and Aza... Thus A'oor. The sun sits above both the realm of the gods and the realm of the mortals. Thus your god's domain will be all of A'oor, considering that the sun shines all over all... Now if your god had created a great sun-like light very near to his follower's land then he'd be fine, (very close! So close only those in those lands would actually be able to see it. Or you could pick another local domain that would only affect your people/followers.



*makes big puss-in-boots kitten eyes at Critch* I have a really good character percolating...

Awwwww....can't... can't resist... cute level to high!!! Must allow person into RP!!
Yup and as Max has mentioned, use of the word percolating is reason enough to let you in...
I love it when people use language spices....Mmmmmmm...creative speech...

TheCritch
05/29/2007 1:14 PM

Oh and Zombie-Pop... Please read the story so far and all the characters and anything I've posted about other character outlines so that you don't make the same mistakes and we'll all be good.

Zombie-Pop
05/29/2007 9:08 PM

Gotcha, if my profile doesn't go up tonight, it will be up tommorrow mornin' :]

Iorlas
05/29/2007 10:09 PM

Max buddy... I had a fight with your characters name it took me like five times to get it right!!! LOL im retarded like that...

Zombie-Pop
05/29/2007 10:41 PM

Okay, here it is! Please tell me if i've left something out or if something needs to be changed, i'm flexible. :]


Name: Maelmorn

Domain: Dreams and Sleep. Maelmorn is the gaurdian of the dreams of the human world. He is able to move in the dreams of mortals, and can on occasions of importance, plant visions or messages in the dreams of his followers. Maelmorn helps all mortals to sleep and to dream.

Appearance: Maelmorn has the form of a rather imposing wraith (oxymoron alert!) He stands tall and thin, wirey with dexterous, spidery fingers and long, solid legs. His flesh is a pale grey that seems almost transparent--as though if you looked at him out of the exact right corner of your eye you'd be able to see through his bony shoulder to the wall behind him, like a subtly shimmering veil. His face is long and mournful, wide lips and slightly curved ears and a nose that seems too big for it's face. His eyes are the dense black of midnight windows pupil iris and all, flashing quietly in the light, framed in heavy lids and stubby lashes. His eyebrows are hooded and the same course black as the hair that seems to have taken over his head. Maelmorn's hair is jet black and wild, constanly blowing in a breeze blown from a far-off dream, hopelessly tangled about his thin shoulders. Cutting across his neck and down his entire left arm are pale purple tattoos--the physical manifestation of the dreams he creates and protects, they are constantly moving, like smoke over glass, shifting and swirling in faded shapes across Maelmorn's body. His right ear holds the only jewlrey he wears on his body, a thin silver earring that glints when he's thinking.He wears a robe the colors of twilight-purples and shadows and misty blues- draped over one shoulder, fastened with a large blue-violet jewel, which seems to teem with the same dream-like patterns that flit about his arm. On the same shoulder he wears the wing of a dream-creature, the creature whom he was called to fight and consequently make Maelmorn a god with a domain. On his right arm, from the elbow down, he wears a steel and leather gauntlet that comes to a sharp point at the knuckles of his hand--this gauntlet is the only physical weaponry or armor that he usually keeps on his person. He wears a pair of simple black leggings underneath his robe. To his mortal folloowers her may sometimes appear as a black barn-owl creature, with twilight in his wings and a large blue-violet jewlel nestled in the feathers of his forehead.

Dogma: Maelmorn's human followers are called Oracles, the ones who see the turth in sleep. Though there are a few temples dedicated to him, most Oracles live in a town or village, delivering their messages on a local scale. Each Oracle keeps a Dream Codex, in which they record all dreams in which they encounter Maelmorn and all the things he tells them. In each Dream Codex the following are listed:
Dreams speak to you, you must listen.
Truth in vision.
Silence speaks in deafening tones.
Your are your true self in your dreams, let that be your self in the waking-time.
To dream is be reborn and die each night, and gain a new life in your soul each waking-time.
Your dreams live inside you and cannot be influenced by anything other than yourself.
To sleep without dreams is to die alone.
Walk soft, walk swift.
Remember all you can, feel all you cannot remember.
Never cast aside your dreams.
To decive others is to deny your own dreams and suffocate your own sleep.
You may always find each other in dreams.

Divine Servants: Mealmorn's servants are the Sleepkeepers, beings with the forms of children with blind, clouded eyes and the massive wings of icy white barn owls. They speak only in whispers, and are sent into the mortal realm of Aza to whisper sleep and inspiration to the humans drifting onto their master's realm. The highest of these is Door, a Sleepkeeper with wings mottled with the colors of twilight among his white feathers and who is almost always found at Maelmorn's elbow.

Alignment: Maelmorn does not really understand alignments--he understands truth and the power of deception; but finds that all dreams have personal truth in them, which makes it difficult for him to choose a specific side.

Background: Maelmorn was created one fretful night when a man's young son became trapped in a dark dream, battling a dream-creature that no one could tear him away from. To save his son, this man and all the people pf his villiage prayed for a god of dreams to sweep the monster from the boys mind and bring calm to his sleep once more. Maelmorn was called to become the Dreamer, the Sleepwalker, the god that walks in sleeping minds. For three days he battled the dream-creature killing the young boy's soul, and on the third day, he triumphed. As the boy opend his eyes to his first sunrise in nine days, a black owl soared way from the light, and Maelmorn knew that he now had a purpose.
Since most all of his time was spent walking in the dreams of mortals, examining what lurks inside their minds, he grew frightened and venerable to the waking world. It is difficult for him to appear in the mortal realms, and even in Ada, he prefers to speak to his fellow gods in sleep, though it is much easier for him to manifest in physical form there. He does not understand much of the waking wold, and what he does understand he find corrupt and decietful. He is desperatly trying to find the good in people, but ifnds it only in their dreams.
The Sleepkeeprs were created from many different dreams meshed together into one messenger to serve Maelmorn. These Sleepkeepers move between worlds much easier than their master, but may only move at night and with direct orders. Some mortals say that the Sleepkeepers were made from the dreams of Maelmorn himself, and that the one called Door is no dream-creature at all, rather the child of Maelmorn and the dreams of a mortal woman whom Maelmorn fell in love with, one of his first Oracles, the woman Caradalae. The older followers of the Dream god believe this is why their lord shys away from the waking world, he is afraid of his own actions and his own heart.

Max
05/30/2007 4:13 AM


Max buddy... I had a fight with your characters name it took me like five times to get it right!!! LOL im retarded like that...



Haha...

I don't like the second apostrophe, the one after the 'Sh' in "Sh'yamagh'al", but it was necessary to show the pronunciation.

Also, Zombie-Pop, I know its rude not to comment on your character, but I'm guessing it's interesting due to the length and detail you have put into it. I can't read it right now, because I'm about to leave for work, but I'll comment once I have time to read it.

nanuk
05/30/2007 5:06 AM

I love Jay for bringing her here- she said oxymoron!

Really interesting character (Zombie? Pop? ZP? lol), I especially like the idea of the tattoos, but it might be an idea to add in for the domain that it's the guardians of dreams in the specific area where he's worshiped- Critch has already mentioned that domains, though they can seem broad, have to be restricted geographically.

Tetrius
05/30/2007 6:38 AM

Bah, I've fallen behind in the gameplay! It seems I can't get into the RP I'm afraid, so I'm going to step out and leave the rest of it to the others.

Good luck with the rest of it.

Zombie-Pop
05/30/2007 8:55 AM

Thanks Nanuk! And yeah, I usually just go by Zombie :]
To make it more of a domain would he just be able to walk in the dreams of the Oracles?

Zombie-Pop
05/30/2007 11:37 AM

Oh, and if anyone would like to see a picture of Maelmorn, I got ta doodlin' last night :]
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs16/f/2007/150/f/1/Dream_King_by_SoveriegnofSilence.jpg
I dunno, you may have to copy and paste the link, I'm bad at this kinda stuff...

Max
05/30/2007 12:52 PM

I was trying to put the image up, but the codes here are not the same as the community forums, so I don't know what they are. I'll have to go to that link AvA gave us, and see what I can find

As for the character, I like it...very interesting.

Sorry I don't have more to say, but nanuk hit the thing about compatibility with the thread, and other than that I like it.


[Edited by Max on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:56 PM]

nanuk
05/30/2007 2:19 PM

Nice!

I'll state the obvious and say I'm reminded of Morpheus- not that that's a bad thing, lol.

TheCritch
05/30/2007 2:34 PM

MORPHEUS!!!!
Yeah Zombie, that character is awesome, just remember that your dream visiting, arbiting and manipulation only apply to your followers. Great Character! I'm looking forward to your future posts.

Max
05/30/2007 3:32 PM

Critch, I need you to answer my mail before I can post....please answer!

Iorlas
05/30/2007 5:18 PM

Im alittle concerened with how the storyline has turned out. First you said there is no god modding, and then your character is invincble berzerker beast with a legion of blade creatures that surrounds us.. How do you want us to deal with this situation? Honestly this is going down hill faster than an unwanted pregnancy on prom night...

Zombie-Pop
05/30/2007 5:38 PM

Hehehee, I think i've read too much Neil Gaiman... but i'm glad you like him ^+^
No prob, Maelmorn can only walk in the dreams of the Oracles, that makes it less confusing anyway. Does this mean I can start posting?

TheCritch
05/30/2007 7:05 PM

Woah!

Im alittle concerened with how the storyline has turned out. First you said there is no god modding, and then your character is invincble berzerker beast with a legion of blade creatures that surrounds us.. How do you want us to deal with this situation? Honestly this is going down hill faster than an unwanted pregnancy on prom night...

Don't worry this is temporary and don't worry... He is far from invincable as you'll soon see. Ororoc can only go on like this for so long. Also remember that you are all gods and presumably poweful in your own right. And ealier I said this:


If anyone think this is possibly unbalancing.... Either pump your characters up a bit or I'll tone it down... However their will be a major war in the coming posts, thus my inclusion of Ororoc's more combat oriented abilities. Feel free to post similiar ajustments or previously unrevealed and unmentioned abilities or alternate forms here in the ooc.

So if you feel that Ororoc is overpowered then remember that your characters also have similar potential. Also remember that Ororoc can't handle this and will soon either pass out from straining himself physically and mentally or go into his chrysalis stage. Not to mention that this also seems to be making for interesting drama and seems to be adding to the story (at least in my opinion... I hope others share this view). His defeat is coming within the next post or two. So don't fret, he's far from unstoppable.

TheCritch
05/30/2007 7:07 PM

O Zombie you may start posting! Sorry I didn't mention that in the last post.

Max
05/30/2007 7:12 PM


His defeat is coming within the next post or two. So don't fret, he's far from unstoppable.



I think I may have already covered it... *blush*

I'm sorry...I got inspired, and I couldn't stop myself.

If anything is unacceptable, tell me and I'll yank it or change it, and whatever anyone else wants to add to it go right ahead! I tried to make my character's things happen amidst everyone else's, but there is a small gap where I didn't want to put things for other people.

Dh'ava Sh'yamagh'al was completely focused on taking Ororoc down, however, because it didn't want this confrontation to happen in the first place, so anything you did may or may not have been noticed. Still, let me know if I overstepped the bounds, and I'll do what you need me to.

TheCritch
05/30/2007 7:23 PM

Don't worry that was a great post and it was exactly what I was looking for.

nanuk
05/31/2007 3:26 AM


Hehehee, I think i've read too much Neil Gaiman



Not possible!



Just a note to say I'm still around, waiting for an opportunity to jump, will probably just wait until this kerfuffle has died down ;)

nanuk
05/31/2007 3:30 AM


Don't worry that was a great post



Also, I second that resoundingly!

TheCritch
05/31/2007 6:02 PM

ZOMBIE!!!! THAT WAS AN AWESOME POST!!!!! Keep it up!!

CandlestickJay
06/02/2007 9:18 PM

I cannot guarantee further involvement. Sorry guys, but you seem to be doing fine without me. I may pop in for a spell, but at the moment, don't wait up for me. (Not that you did or anything. :-p)

Max
06/02/2007 10:26 PM

Nothing says you have to be involved in every event in Ada...

I would very much like to see you continue in this thread. Just kind of plod along like I did initially, until you find an area where it makes sense for your character to intervene.

:D

CandlestickJay
06/02/2007 10:28 PM

Thanks for the love Max. I'll see about doing that.

TheCritch
06/03/2007 5:53 PM

Yeah please don't leave CandlestickJay!!!!!!!! *makes bambi eyes*

Zombie-Pop
06/04/2007 8:31 PM

Sooo, are we waiting on someone or have we all become allergic to posting?

Max
06/04/2007 8:40 PM

*Achoo!*

JK

No, I just didn't have much to go on...I have an idea, but I haven't had time to get the detail and clarity of posts that I like to have in here.

Those things take some time, and I don't have much these days.

I'll try and put one up tomorrow.

CandlestickJay
06/04/2007 8:45 PM


Yeah please don't leave CandlestickJay!!!!!!!! *makes bambi eyes*


Bambi made me cry.

Zombie-Pop
06/04/2007 9:55 PM

I totally understand the lack of time Max. :]

Jay, don't be wimp. It's a deer. We shoot those, remember?

CandlestickJay
06/05/2007 10:07 AM

You shoot them. I wave at them as I pass by. Just because I'm from Texas doesn't mean I'm a hunter!

Zombie-Pop
06/05/2007 10:38 AM

I've said it once and I'll say it again: you're a wimp. But a loveable one, so that makes up for it.

CandlestickJay
06/05/2007 10:41 AM

Thank goodness.

*hums Wicked*

TheCritch
06/05/2007 12:41 PM

I' actually waiting on VampireChaos... He hasn't posted lately and his response to Zombie would probably get things going again... also and Max.... Could you PM that idea of yours to me... I'm intregued for some reason.

Max
06/07/2007 2:31 PM

So guys, my idea would be to use every deity present to try and drive Ororoc over the edge, to coordinate the stuff. I would be sending each of you a message in-game trying to garner your support, and of course your reactions would be up to you.

Critch told me to run it by you guys first. What say you?

Iorlas
06/07/2007 10:56 PM

Im down with pretty much anything ive been stuck on what to post in this rp

nanuk
06/08/2007 5:53 AM


What say you?


Aye!

And what Iorlas said- I've been waiting for the fight to end so I could do something, lol

Leo
06/08/2007 1:08 PM

It might give me a reason to post something productive as all I can think of is filler which may be why I havn't posted in a few pages.

So now I will remove my lurker title and hopefully become more active in this RP.

TheCritch
06/08/2007 1:47 PM

Filler would be fine... Just post please.... VAMPIRE CHAOS!!!! !GET THE HEL IN HERE!!

Leo
06/08/2007 1:52 PM

Will do as soon as possible.

Max
06/08/2007 4:01 PM

Ok...I've been uber-busy, and will be until later tonight, but I don't work tomorrow, so I'll stay up and make sure I post what I had talked about.

Hopefully we can get things moving along again once the confrontation is over.

Zombie-Pop
06/10/2007 2:00 PM

YAY! Movement!
Anything to get up and running again is fine with me.

TheCritch
06/10/2007 2:29 PM

Max don't worry about how you pull this off so long as it fits in the world of A'oor, I'm not to picky with how this goes down so have fun with it! I'm looking forward to it!

xXRathXx
06/14/2007 9:23 PM

Jeeze you guys have moved on. I sort of dropped out of this somehow but I figured I would pop back in if that's cool with Critchy, I was thinking I could do a sort of montage post that bridges the time Ororoc left into Argon returning to his castle to prepare for whatever lies ahead, collecting souls most likely.

TheCritch
06/17/2007 5:00 PM

As long as you dictate that it took place before the events of the fight and end with the events taking place currently during the fight then that's fine. Glad to have you back Rath.

Zombie-Pop
06/26/2007 8:54 AM

Hello? Anyone home? Not trying ot be a bother, but I think if I post it'd just be filler, so are we gonna need CPR?

TheCritch
06/28/2007 5:59 PM

Yeah sorry guys... I have been incredibly writer's blocked and I'm going to make a post really soon... probably tomorrow...

Zombie-Pop
07/08/2007 7:45 PM

Hello? I'm gone for a week, and we still haven't wrapped up this fight? AHH!

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