OOC: OK, all, I am more or less back and been reading quite despondantly at the events of the past while, the culmination of which was the Requiem for a Dream OOC post. Well, I figure, it's been almost 2 weeks since that, so we can all come up with something. And yes I am going to actually RP this.
OK, second OOC note, for those who would remember me, I am Levin Sengir / Cain the Angel. For those who don't... well, Cain is more or less assumed to be dead so he is not an important point, however, Levin is still a major force in Phaema.
*Boring back history, skip if uninterested*
In short, Levin was the last human being turned into a vampire on Urborg (as opposed to the genetic offspring of 2 vampires, don't ask...) and was more or less unknowingly pivotal in the war that ultimately destroyed Urborg. Before that hapened, he was magically gated to Phaema (by the vampire who created him) and had amnesia. All he could remember is he was a noble. On Phaema, he aligned himself w/ bad people, yearned for power, blah blah blah. Eventually he was decieved by red magi while trying to get their power and trapped for years in the elemental plane of fire. When he finally broke free to return his body split (as I explained at the time, that vampirism was originated by an agel and demon possessing a body simultaneously) into a half-angel and half-demon. They eventually began to coexist, went on the RBS, more or less abandoned it or became killed, except Levin, who returned for the final showdown w/ Apyrel. Being the only RBS member left behind, he absorbed Apyrel's essense and drew power from all Ap's minions, giving him enough power to fuse Apyrel's domain into the Elemental Plane of Fire.
*End boring back story*
So now, Levin has become the "God" of the Plane of Fire and alienated himself from the affairs of Phaema (w/ the exception of observing, lending his power to red mages, and advising those who seek guidance) - basically, he does nothing to affect the world [incidentally, that's the only reason I am stretching to rules to have a god as a character]
He has changed him name and socializes with the other gods, who are about to help resolve the problems you face (I hope)
RP in the next post...
(BTW it's good to be back)
The Lord of Fire looked down upon Phaema, it's inhabitants ever busy. But they seemed... discontent. Misery and fear, hate and despair, sorrow and rage were all rampant. Poverty was everywhere, lives of servitude were lived in all regions, the world was...
He travelled from his home plane to the Colloseum of Worlds, the meeting place of the gods. The gods of Water and Sky, Nature and Earth, Life, and Death were all assembling. Apparently they had noticed this disturbing trend as well.
Ashbiroff [ooc: Levin] addressed his brother gods.
"This is a dark time for Phaema. It seems as if it is dying. Pain and Death are running rampant, and this could easily throw out the balance of order for all of existance. As I see it, we are scarce on options, but if anyone has any plans..."
Wyrtos, the God of Life, spoke up "These people are resiliant. They have seen many hardships, they have endured our incessant power struggles for Phaema, and still the survive. I say that Phaema is just in a small hole of trouble. And that they are more than capable of climbing out, we just need to have faith in their abilities."
His opponent, Myru-Kas, God of Death laughed. "Resilient? These people are merely animals like any other beast on the world. They are the plague that keeps this good realm from being great. Their hardships are brought on and perpetuated by themselves. I say we spare them the time and effort and kill them all, wipe the world clean, and rest easy in knowing that we still have our balance among the gods."
Dimmerith, the Lord of Nature and Earth interrupted him. "I cannot hold the same concession. The world itself is ravaged by these people. They have grown accustomed to their mundane lives of misery, and wouldn't know how to save themselves if they had to. However, they are living beings, and we cannot use them as some expendable currency in our power struggles. We need them, but Phaema is no place for them. What they need is a new world. All of us together form the elements needed to make a world, both the physical and supernatural elements. Combined, we could forge a new world for these people. We would populate it much like Phaema was when our predicessors created it, and take a group from Phaema to this new world so that they may 'start anew'. This way, Phaema is left to die with all of it's rich history and heros intact, it would die honorably. AND, we'd have a new chance with this new world. What say you to that?"
All the gods mumbled in tandem, but finally Ashbiroff spoke again.
"All of you have valid arguements, however, I feel that in the interest of preserving the balance, we should decide based upon the Phaemans. So here is what we shall do. We will contact a handful of random adventurers on Phaema and summon them to the Colloseum. Here, we will explain the quandry we face and allow each to plead his case. Whatever decision is agreed upon most shall determine our course of action."
The gods agreed and sent forth word in forms of visions, dreams, telepathic messages, and outright 'great booming-voice-from-the-sky' speeches. The chosen Phaemans were brought one by one to the Colloseum of Worlds and stood before the gods.
(OOC: ok, there's the setup for it. Anyone with an opinion can RP their char as one brought before the gods to plead for [one of] Phaema's fates. I myself will be RPing a new char who will come before them, too. So let's use this as a chance to figure out what we are going to do and get a little action done. No need in postponing the inevitable.
OOC: BTW this is intended to run somewhat alongside Shadow's large scale plan even though I don't know what he has in store, but it is intentionally open ended.
If you decide to keep Phaema and tough it out, then you have a chance to RP like mad to preserve it against his scheme.
If you want to destroy everything, this is the chance to write about it's fall in a blaze of glory.
And if we are "restarting" this gives us a chance to RP Phaema's last days and the start of the new world.
I have NO intention of stealing Shadow's thunder or stepping on his plans at all, this is not for that. However, this gives us a little bit of RP foreshadowing that something big is coming and gives us a chance to prepare our characters (old or new) for whatever the master has in store for us.
Just thought I'd clear that up before someone took a flying leap down my throat.
No offense is meant, but oh, how I -=DESPISE=- Deus ex machina of this nature...
And Shadow is not the only one with plots going. This setup really is unnecessary. Really.
7 out of 10 for Jake's flying leap down Levin's throat. Would have gotten more points for an actual evisceration.
Fine forget it... grrrr
Just delete this whatever, I...
Man... now I have to actually focus my creativity? Wha-a-a-at?!?
Nah, j/k. Just toss this I'll just find... some... way.. to jump in elsewhere. I think.
so what exactly is going to happen with everyone's characters if this world is destroyed, and a new one is created? i dont wanna start mine(or continue my others) if they will just be destroyed....well maybe continue the others, as they was going to have a part in shadows story
Jake, ShutUp. It doesn't matter at this point. Remember my primary problem with stuff that goes on here? People have trouble r-playing around things that go on? It's almost as if there's this mindset that everthing has to work towards a singular purpose. Here's the trick:
Ignore the O.O.C. Pay attention to the I.C. Use what comes up there to your own advantage. I seriously doubt that what's happening here will interfere with anybody else, because, I'm afraid more than anything I'm likely to steal Levin's thunder (sorry Levin). I can definitely work this into what I'm doing.
Besides, if we're going to start a more open-ended sort of forum, then you need to get used to not discrediting things people post. Let them be valid. Let them stand. Yeesh, lighten up Jake.
My tiff is that as per established history, gods have no effect here. This is precisely what Levin proposes. Once this place is changed, I won't care anymore. Until then, I *will* care, thus I am not going to be pleased with things that are severely drastic changes from those previously established.
As I said, if this would cause conflict, I will be more than happy to devote my energies elsewhere. As a matter of fact, I anticipated that this post would be long gone so I was going to find ways for Levin to intervene in other stories (That way it's not a convention of gods judging, but one elemental lord wrecking havoc...) Anyways, this thread is desperately splintered into pieces and has no reason being around so once again...
(And I find it ironic that I have to say this AGAIN, given the initial responses I got)
PLEASE DELETE THIS