Since @Skivar is no longer with us, I thought it might be nice to start a brand new community story for you guys n gals It's very different in concept but hopefully you guys will like the overall premise ^_^ Much like Aporia, it's up to you guys to create the characters for the story. Like before, you can be as creative as you wish. Mods will be included whether they like it or not, and there might be some old friends popping up in the series... Many thanks to @Grin and @Christina Choi for helping me with ideas for this, much love yo Synopsis The year is 2252. In the nation of Hiraeth, a nation once renowned for being a global leader in science and technology, a war is raging with no sign of stopping. Twenty years have passed since the bots, created by the nations' scientists to improve the civilians' day to day life, have rejected their creators and have begun to wreak havoc on the people they once served. With each failed attack, they come back stronger, as if they've learnt from their "mistakes". And with each successful attack, another city is wiped from the map, and thousands more are killed. Our story takes places in the northern capital, where students in the Owl King's Academy study and train in order to join the legendary Kingsguard, the main resistance against the mechanical threat. Character Creation Note: If you wish for your character to be a student in the academy, they have to be 14-18 years old (high school age) - these characters have much more room for growth/development ability wise You're allowed to create characters over 18, but you might have to wait a while for their introduction I'll fill in a lot of minor characters (e.g. teachers in the academy) with old forum members, so don't worry about those roles As far as creating unique abilities goes, please do keep it within reason, don't have anything like "CAN KILL 100 ENEMIES WITH ONE HIT" or "IS IMMUNE TO DEATH" If you want to send me character creations via PM you can as well If you want to modify your character at any point, you can either edit the post or message me with any changes made if I've already introduced them into the story (I'll try write them in) This thread is open until the story is complete Available roles for characters: Soldier Very customisable in terms of weapons/abilities Usually physically strong Can have unique abilities that enhance their own strength, or the strength of their allies EXAMPLE: Name: Marcus Polus Age: 16 Gender: Male Job: Soldier (in-training) Appearance: Average height, lean build. Blue hair and light blue eyes. Personality: Diligent, ambitious Bio: Ever since he was a young boy, Marcus Polus dreamt of becoming a soldier in the Kingsguard. Instead of having a party on his 14th birthday, he went straight to the Academy to enroll, starting the next day. Whilst hard-working, he's not the most naturally gifted, meaning he has to work hard to maintain his position as one of the top 10 in his class. His one true goal is to be the leader of the Kingsguard, and as a result, has shut everyone and everything out until he graduates Abilities: Work - Increases stamina in battle Loner - Speed and Strength slightly increase when working alone Weapon(s): Mecha Gloves - A pair of gloves made from a light, flexible metal. The gloves have a pad in the centre of the palm, allowing the user to fire beams of pure light energy. However, their use places significant strain on the user's arms, meaning they can only be used for a short amount of time. Lightning Blade - Polus' go-to weapon. A blade imbued with lightning, allowing the user to shock enemies. Machinist The people in charge of driving/building/repairing machina, which are giant robots that are used in combat Two roles: Mech Soldier (the ones who drive them and fight), Engineer (repairmen and machina builders: non-combat role) Thanks to their machina, they are very durable in battle and are rarely taken down If you want, you can create your own custom machina EXAMPLE Name: Mindy P. Age: 34 Gender: Female Job: Machinist (Mech Soldier) Appearance: Short, chubby. Blonde hair in a bob cut and green eyes. Despite always being covered in engine oil, she always has a smile on her face Personality: Cheerful, clumsy Bio: A veteran of the Machina division, Mindy P. is well known amongst her peers as someone who always brings a smile to your face. Alongside her trusty companion, Sparky, she's turned many an enemy bot into a pile of spare parts. Machina: Sparky - A 5m tall Machina that is red in colour. Has a single laser on its "chest" with the destructive power of a cannon Medic Can either be located on the front-line or in the infirmary They do what medics do Usually have limited combat skills but are highly intelligent Front-line medics can have basic combat skills/abilities, infirmary medics are pretty much "just" doctors EXAMPLE Name: Dr. M Age: 17 Gender: Male Job: Medic (in-training) Appearance: Tall and slim, yet not quite lanky. Extremely clean. Wears a pair of wire-framed glasses that are so well cleaned you can see your own reflection on them. Black hair, brown eyes. Personality: Obsessive, Meticulous Bio: Top of his class since joining the academy, Dr. M, as he's known by his classmates, has been offered the chance to graduate early by Kingsguard recruiters on multiple occasions, only to decline because he feels he should complete his education. A perfectionist to the very end, he hates being rushed and will often give you a sour face if you try to interfere with his work. Other If you have another idea that isn't covered in the above then feel free to do so (I won't include an example because effort) If you're creating a student and don't know what to pick yet, you can simply select your job as "Student" for now and I'll fill them in a role, or you can change their role at a later date Hopefully this is all clear enough. Any questions, just ask me Apologies for the formatting, I don't have my laptop with me. Once I do (which will be soon), I'll tidy this up a bit Enjoy!