So, what is it about?
Well it's a semi-original game, not set on earth, but another planet called Samsarra which has several native species and is very similar to earth. Humes (humans) that occupy the northern continent known as Talmia. Three hume nations exist on Talmia. Sandesina, Telmiyar, and Alswyr. This continent is mostly temperate forests and field land. On the southern continent, Rivisia there are two Elviri (elves) nations. Venn and Dhaska. Their continent is mostly jungle and a somewhat hotter climate. Humes and Elviri have gotten on pretty well traditionally, there have only been a few skirmishes over border disputes but currently there is good trade between the two peoples. In fact there are two elviri settlements on Talmia and two hume settlements on Rivisia.
The era is similar to but not the same as the European Medieval Era, a time of castles, moats, swords, shields, spears, bows and arrows, knights and chainmail for armour and weapons. Stone buildings and crude glass has been invented and indeed settlements vary between huge fortified cities and castles to small crude villages. There are no guns, no gunpowders or explosives and no advanced technology.
This game (if it takes off) will take place in a medium sized town called Delmi, in the hume kindgom of Sandesina, about one days' ride on horseback from the northern coast and the port town of Keltrat. The town is fortified and has a castle where the govenor and the state officials live. There are two main of soldiers that protect the town. The "City Guard" who usually dress in chainmail and are basically act as law enforcement and guards the gates to Delmir during peacetime. You'll find City Guard units in just about every Sandesinian settlment across the kingdom. The second class are the Royal Knights, these guys are in the full heavy plated armour and are basically the military. There is a garrison of Royal Knights in every town or city in the kingdom but you won't find them in villages. These are much better trained than the City Guards.
Note: Females can become City Guard, Royal Knights or any other independent Knight group. However you’d have to be a big and strong female to become one since you’d still have to pass most of the tests the males do to join the military.
Females can become most things that males can, IE: doctor, scholars but it’s usually harder for them to achieve, ect, but not priests. They can also wear trousers and practical clothing if they want or their profession requires it however the “fashion” is dresses although these can range in length, frillyness and practicality depending on the occasion. All classes of citizens, upper class, middle class and working class can bear arms however unless you’re a soldier, a hunter or something like that it is uncommon to bear large weapons like swords, axes and spears in a town or city.
But, that's not all. A range of supernatural creatures roam the planet that either prey on the hume or elviri populations, with the majority of the population being mostly oblivious to their presence although there are lots of myths and stories about said supernatural creatures. But of course there are those who have encountered the supernaturals and know of their existance and their threat to humes, there are even hidden underground groups of humes that hunt and kill supernaturals, grouped under the general name "Vampire Hunters."
Yup, we have vampires, were-creatures and lots of other supernatural and creepy beings in this game. These are real, not just legends. Basically we're going to be a group of Vampire Hunters. By day we're respectable townspeople doing various day jobs, but by night we meet in a secret base and hunt the supernaturals that threaten hume-kind. The base will be an Inn and Pub (bar) in Delmi as most travellers and townspeople come here to drink and it's one of the best ways to ferret out information.
Now, most of our characters will be human/hume or elviri! Only one or two of you will be a supernatural so if you really want to be a supernatural then either get there first or you can be bitten/whatever actually in the game once we’re started.
Edited by Mikoto, 03 March 2008 - 10:46 AM.