XXXXThere are three great kingdoms in this world that are all very different from one another. These differences are what caused a great rift between the kingdoms. For 50 years there was an ongoing war throughout the world, that took countless lives. Finally after 50 years, the rulers of each kingdom got tired of fighting and decided to form a treaty. Five years after the treaty was formed, the rulers were still unsure of how long the peace would stay. So they came up with a way to create a greater future harmony between the kingdoms, insuring future peace throughout the world. The rulers decided that two of their most prestigious families would each send off one child, one family a young lord and the other a young lady, to be wed to another kingdom's lord or lady. This will be the fifth year that this event is to occur, and it is the Earth Kingdom's turn to host. These young men and women are to all go to the Earth Kingdom Castle to attend a ten year celebration festival of peace. Here is where they shall meet their betrothed. They will all live within the ceremonial castle until they have married. Will they fall for their betrothed or another lord/lady?
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6. PM profiles to me, title them with the kingdom of your character
7. Only one of each species is available for each kingdom. There can be a max of 4 humans total (one per kingdom), and only ONE of any other species. For example, if you want to be from the water kingdom and the other water kingdom person is a siren, you can only choose between the human or water nymph.
8. This role play takes place in medieval times, however there is modern plumbing. No cars, cell phones, etc.
9. Good ANIME pictures only. Don't use famous characters from popular anime series (Naruto, Bleach etc.) If I don't like your image I will make you change it.
10. Ryder Myster is also in charge of this role play.
11. More rules may be added
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xxName xxxxAge xxxxGender xxxxKingdom xxxxSpecies xxxxxxxShort one paragraph Bio
XXXXIn a far away part of the world surrounded by sun-scorched land and cracking rocks lies the Fire Kingdom. Volcanoes are abundant, along with fissures that occasionally spit up fire. There is no foliage as the ground is made of ashes and coals. This kingdom is normally dark, extremely hot (90 degrees on average), and has no natural source of water. Therefore water is imported from other kingdoms. All beings that live here need water to survive, however they don't require as much as the average being. Also, because it's hot, everyone from this kingdom has a higher body temperature than those from other kingdoms.
Inhabitants of the Fire kingdom include: Humans, Dragon Riders, Vampires
XXXXDeep under the vast ocean, lies the Water Kingdom, which is the biggest kingdom in terms of land (or rather water) mass. This particular kingdom does have territory up on land, mostly beaches and islands, although most inhabitants live under water. While the castle is under water, it has been sealed off, making the entire inside dry so air-breathers can still access it. They get there via a few protected tunnels that lead from land into the castle. The kingdom has an abundance of exotic sea creatures, underwater plants, and tropical fruits. Everyone in this kingdom can breath under water, except humans. Everyone has an average body temperature, but also needs more water than most other beings.
Inhabitants of the Water kingdom include: Humans, Sirens, Mermaids
XXXXIntwined in a thick, luscious forest is the Earth Kingdom. This land is perfectly balanced having both land and small bodies of water (lakes, ponds, waterfalls). The land is fruitful and bears all that its inhabitants could ever ask for with regards to shelter and food. There are various types of forest creatures, both innocent and dangerous. It's easy for someone who hasn't grown up in this kingdom to get lost in its vast forests, which could potentially be very dangerous at night. All beings of the forest are exceptional climbers and are very agile in trees and on the ground. They have average body temperatures, and need an average amount of water to survive.
Inhabitants of the Earth kingdom include: Humans, Werewolves, Elves
XXXXAtop a rather large mountain, peeking up over the clouds lies the Air Kingdom. This land is cooler than usual (60 degrees) due to its high altitude. The land extends across a vast mountain range, including both peaks and valleys. It's not uncommon for the land to be covered in a light snow, however weather and temperature changes can turn it into a wintery tundra. The beautiful view is unbeatable, and can take any visitors breath away. Everyone in this kingdom can breath easily in the thin aired high altitudes. Also, their body temperatures are lower than average, being their homeland is so cold. They only need an average amount of water to live.
Inhabitants of the Air Kingdom include: Humans, Angels, Weather Gods
Humans - Self explanatory. No powers, however they aren't easily phased by heat, and are less likely to get burned.
Dragon Riders - A dragon rider is a person who can obviously tame and train dragons. Normally this person is someone with a dragon familiar who they share a special bond with. Dragon rider do have the ability to communicate with dragons, and tame stray or wild dragons. Although dragons who are the familiar of another tamer are not likely to take orders from another. They are also impervious to fire damage.
Vampires - Just as you think. Blood sucking, night crawling creatures. They look relatively human, although they are pale, and have sharp incisor teeth, which grow longer and sharper when they're hungry or going to feed. Feeding does not have to be done on the neck, and does not even have to come directly from a person. But it does have to be warm. If they do not feed, they will go into an uncontrollable frenzy and attack anyone near by for their blood. When in a frenzy they can not control how much blood they take and will normally drink their victim dry. They can feed on any humanoid being (anything on the species list) but they can not feed on animals.
Humans - Self explanatory. No powers, however they have the ability to hold their breath under water for substantial amounts of time (15 minutes max).
Water nymphs - Pretty much the same as mermaids, although they appear human for the most part. They can swim at amazing speeds, talk to sea creatures, and control sources of water. They do need to be constantly hydrated or get very sick. So they do bathe or swim very often if they are not in the ocean.
Sirens - Beautiful mythical creatures, with an equally beautiful voice. Their voice has magical qualities to it. A Siren can manipulate others with their voice, by using it to influence someone's emotions. So they can either calm an upset person, or anger a calm person. Also, if they yell or screech, the noise can cause headaches, disorientation and even burst eardrums if the siren desires.
Humans - Self explanatory. No powers, however they are rather fast and agile. Being good hunters and gatherers, they are also familiar with nature. They know which plants and animals are safe and which are dangerous.
Elves - Woodland creatures. These beings look mostly human, besides from their pointed ears. They can communicate with animals, and even plant life. They are great natural healers, using natural ingredients. They can control plants to an extent as well. They tend to be exceptional range fighters, and very good at climbing and maneuvering in trees.
Werewolves - Normally they are like any other normal human. Although during full moons they change into an uncontrollable monster. Most times they are just locked up in specialty cages for their transformation, so there has not been a real werewolf attack in many years. They can also willingly change in times of need. When it is willing they are more in control, although can not hold the form for more than a few hours before exhaustion takes over.
Humans - Self explanatory. No powers, however because they live at such a high altitude they aren't easily phased by the cold and can breathe in areas of little oxygen.
Angels/Fallen Angels - Another beautiful creature. These beings have retractable wings they can use to fly. A regular angel is a great healer, and can control and produce light or lack there of. They are normally very kind and helpful, although not all are as they appear. They also have a good connection with birds and can communicate with them.
Weather gods - Can control the weather. They look human, and you would never be able to tell they weren't unless they use their powers. Unlike our perception of Gods, these beings are not all powerful. They can normally only control weather close to them, and even then only in the air directly around them. Only very powerful weather gods can cause real dangerous storms. Although less powerful gods can do it in a direct area for protection. They can also use wind power to fly or hover.
Fire Lord ------------ Earth Lady Water Lord ----------- Fire Lady Earth Lord ------------- Air Lady Air Lord ------------ Water Lady
With arranged marriages often comes infidelity, though it's very frowned upon. If your character ends up with someone else, the "true" couple will be posted here. HOWEVER you will still be engaged/married to your arranged for partner.
xxZarya Keahiani xxxxTwenty xxxxFemale xxxxFire xxxxDragon Rider xxxxxxxArya comes from a long line of dragon masters, her family has trained dragon riders for centuries. They also had a big part in the war, since dragon riders were the strongest fighting force the fire Kingdom had. So, the king looked to her family to make sure these fighters could do what was needed. Arya, being the youngest out of 8 in her family, was always trying to find her place. Her two older sisters were noblewomen, who married powerful and wealthy men. Her brothers were great dragon riders. Being closer in age to most of her brothers, Arya was used to being with them. Although her mother protested it, her father was thrilled when she wanted to start riding dragons. She got her dragon familiar egg when she was five, and that was when she started riding with her father and brothers. When her dragon hatched, that was when her real training began. It was soon known that Arya was a prodigy. Her dragon riding and taming skills were amazing, especially being one of the few female riders. When she found out she was being dragged into this arranged marriage business she was not happy, and she doesn't plan on just putting up with it so easily.
xxUra Imasu xxxxLooks 20, is 100 xxxxMale xxxxFire xxxxVampire xxxxxxxAs an orphan Ura spent most of his time with the Elders of the vampire council. The vampires, naturally, lived in peace with the dragon riders and humans. It was hard for the vampires sometimes, however. They needed blood to survive and their natural food supply were the humans. They did their best not to kill them, but it was difficult not to when they were natural born predators. The vampires were natural hunters, and the excitement from the hunt usually led to a humans death. Ura was not this way. He didn't like to hunt, and after a hundred years of training he was able to become not only an elder but a fire lord as well. He preached to his people about how to simply cancel out the hunt and ask for donation of blood. A small p***k of the hand was good. It made for a long meal, but at least the human was fine. After getting word that he was to be wed to someone from the Earth Kingdom Ura packed his things and began his journey.
xxMargaret Ross xxxx21 xxxxFemale xxxxWater xxxxMermaid xxxxxxxMaggie was born on June 22 on a full moon that was white as a pearl, maybe that was half of the reason that Maggie loved to be out in the ocean during the night. Playing under the moon with her fishy friends and brother, when he could, and with the other children. At the age of ten, there was an attack on their closest village and she was in the mist of the attack, luckily for her, she had escaped without any damage on her person. Since then, she hasn't left the castle for more than a hour or two, without a couple bodyguards with her. She has been sheltered for a long part of her life, only knowing the outside world by books and the guests that come to visit. She is quite ready to get out in the world, even if it is to meet a man that she is being forced to marry.
xxKaleb Kallan xxxxTwenty-two xxxxMale xxxxWater xxxxSiren xxxxxxxBorn in the water Kingdom, he has always lived a privileged life. He has also always been admired for how attractive he is. From a child being admired by his family and family friends, all the way to now where he is admired by many women. And not only is he attractive, but he can also seduce anyone he'd like. Being able to get anyone he wants, he has been very promiscuous. He loves going to social events and always left with someone. Although, he does enjoy a challenge, so sometimes he goes after someone who doesn't initially show any interest in him. When he found out about this whole marriage thing, he wasn't terribly thrilled. He doesn't want anything to get in his way of sleeping with who he wants and when he wants.
xxDamien Marrok xxxxTwenty-three xxxxMale xxxxEarth Kingdom xxxxWerewolf xxxxxxxDamien grew up in an area on the outskirts of the Earth Kingdom, giving him a slight accent when he speaks (similar to an Italian or Spanish accents). Because his family was on the outskirts, it wasn't as safe as living in the actual kingdom. One night when Damien was eight years old, his home was attacked by a large, out of control werewolf that accidentally got loose from his cage. His father was killed instantly and his mother died later in the hospital. Damien barely survived and now has a scar on his right forearm from where the wolf bit him. Doomed to be a werewolf for the rest of his life, as well as an orphan, life seemed rather grim. However once he was finally cleared from the hospital, he was adopted by a noble werewolf family of the Earth kingdom. Since the couple weren't able to have children, they raised Damien as one of their own. They taught him how to control his powers to the best of his ability and raised him to be the proper young lord that he is now.
xxHelena Ash xxxx22 xxxxFemale xxxxEarth xxxxElf xxxxxxxHelena was born among the high standing people, though which the way she was, you wouldn't have thought so. Helena always ran off, playing in the dirt with the servant children, fighting some of the guards in a playful battle, or exploring the forests around her city. As she grew up, she learned to fire a bow and use a dagger, and has a pet flying squirrel she rescued named Mikko. Although she is different when presented before important people, she stands straight, completely professional and ladylike. When she heard that she was to be married to someone of her parents choosing, let's just say they need to get her a new bed frame that doesn't have missing pieces.
xxJayson "Jay" Cassius xxxxTwenty-Two xxxxMale xxxxAir Kingdom xxxxFallen Angel xxxxxxxJay was never good at being an angel. Right from the start of his conception, he'd been different. His wings were black instead of the customary white, and he manipulated darkness, not light. He communicated with birds well, but chose only to talk to birds of prey. Those were his only real friends, after all. Most ignored him, calling him "black sheep" and "blackwing." Jay didn't mind it much, but now that he's being placed in this marriage nonsense, he's beginning to feel like it was all a ploy to get him out of the Air Kingdom. Fine then. Let them push him out. He'd start anew. Maybe he'd even enjoy this marriage thing.
xxKiara Hyoshi xxxx21 xxxxFemale xxxxAir Kingdom xxxxWeather Goddess xxxxxxxKiara life has been very peaceful. Growing up was very normal to her. She had to two loving parents and they taught her how to control her powers. She also had an older brother, who like most, often got on her nerves and teased her a lot. They often used to send mini storm clouds on each other and their parents often scolded them about it. Kiara had friends but they weren't as close as she hoped. Her parents wouldn't let her get too attached to her friends and they often moved from place to place in the air kingdom. As she grew up, she had to learn how to control her anger because her anger helps fuel her powers and if she gets too upset she can cause a bad storm and that was the last thing she needed. After she had mastered controlling her anger, she could have a normal life and spend time with friends. That time was short lived however when she learned that she was suppose to leave for the whole arrange marriage thing. Of course she was a little upset about it and wasn't going to go. Her parents and brother talked her into going thinking that it would be a great experience for her and she get to meet a whole new group of people, with a few more arguments, she finally gave in and decided to go.
Dragon Riders: Can speak with dragons
Have dragon familiars
Can ride dragons
Better ability to calm and sooth dragons
When skilled enough, can go into the mind of the dragon and control it (very rare)
Vampires: Enhanced speed and agility (no more than twice a normal human)
Telepathic abilities (very strong with other vampires. Other species can possibly block the telepathic signal)
Can drain a body of blood within minutes
When in a frenzy, speed increases double than normal, and the vampire has lost all self control
Siren: Voice can allure people
Voice can control emotions
Voice can make things much more suggestible
If screaming or screeching, a siren can make their voice disorient people, blur vision, cause headaches, or even rupture ear drums
Nymph: Can control water, including turning it to snow, ice, etc.
Can swim with great speed and agility (twice of a normal human)
Has two forms, a human form and an aquatic form
Aquatic form includes gills, small fins on hands and feet to swim faster, skin gets a slight scaly and shiny look and feel, eyes slightly glow
Elf: Can talk to animals
Can communicate with plant life
Has an amazing ability to climb and maneuver in trees
Amazing archery skills
Know natural remedies and poisons from forest plants
Werewolf: Have excellent night vision
Transforms on a full moon, with no control
Can willingly transform and keep control, but only in times of need
When transformed they are the size of a large bear
They are faster, stronger, and have razor sharp claws and teeth
Angel: Has retractable white wings used to fly
Have healing abilities
Can control light
Fallen Angels: Have retractable black wings used to fly
Have healing abilities, although it is extremely painful and causes terrible scars
Can control darkness/lack of light
Weather Gods: Have the ability to control weather
This includes wind, rain, clouds, lightning, etc
Can use their wind abilities around them to hover or fly
Can normally only control their direct area of weather (on average around 50 feet)
Although using more power and if they are powerful enough they could possibly control as big of an area as an entire town