Evolution. The process of transforming oneself, over time, into a new form. A better form. Nature accomplishes this well enough for some creatures, but for others, the process does not happen fast enough. They wish to better themselves, and not in 200 years, not even in 20. They wish to be better now
. And they prayed to their gods for this blessing. And their gods listened.
The gods began to speak with these people. They began to fill their minds with divine knowledge, inspiration, courage. It wasn't long before these people began to apply their knowledge given to them. To craft wondrous buildings, to fuse arcane and divine power together to fuel any creations they could dream up. They began to train themselves rigorously, physically and mentally, so that they could continue to prove to their gods that this investment was worthwhile. Despite having every technical and physical advantage to all of their neighbors, they did not expand, crushing all before them. They retained their borders, and focused their attention inwards, towards themselves. Before long, their lands were the envy of all who had heard of them. Flocks of people came to attempt to become one with these strange, fantastic people. And after those with impure hearts were weeded out, they were admitted. Over the course of generations, these people evolved into their peak physical and mental condition. All that was needed now was a name for themselves. They looked towards the sky, saw the streams of light come down from the heavens and reflecting off of their towering monuments to the gods that had blessed them so, and all thought as one.
They were the Luminous.
A naturally peaceful people, often with all the peaceful time needed for self-improvement, which is why it was so strange to see, one day, a robed and hooded figure, wearing the colors of the city's clergy, rushing towards Central Administration...
The Party:Henri Felwynne
- An elf that mixes or fixes himself (and any who will pay him) some zesty potions and inventions. Played by Leper.Sharry Manthunder
- Who you need stabbed? Sharry will do it, as long as he gets money he can throw away at the tables. Played by Nabob.Rahger Stoneforger
- A dwarf metalworker. So, you know, a dwarf who thinks outside the box. Played by Slayer of Dreams.Kriv
- A dragonborn that walks around telling everybody that they are nothing more than dirt from the earth. HUGE hit at parties. Played by DevoutlyApathetic.Ivy Starleaf
- A pixie who wants to know everything so she can satiate her compulsive need to know all things. Played by Mr_Rose.
#1 - Story takes precedence over gameplay mechanics.
For now, the Luminous PCs will post a bit, but before too long (I promise), the setting will move so that the Aronian PCs can get in on the fun. Kriv, Rahger, you can start yourselves anywhere in the city you like, you'll know when you are needed, so feel free to RP a bit.
#2 - I will keep track of all XP, and will inform you when we hit level marks.
#3 - OOC chat is either Gray or goes in the OOC thread.
#4 - AT LEAST one post per day, weekends optional (but preferred).
Battle posts must have: Movements in coordinates from the grid I will give you, COLORED attacks(At-Will in Green, Encounter in Red, Dailies in Gray, Status and lasting effects in orange), damage rolls in red, and finish each post with the name of the next combatant in Lime. Orokos or Mythweavers are fine for dice rolls. We'll be using block initiative: If there are a bunch of you scheduled to go before the next monster, those of you in that block can take your turns in whichever order you like.