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    This roleplay is about a custom made magitech setting known as Emberport, which is the name of a single city in a wider magitech world inspired primarily by FF8 and other such worlds- we can probably include things like FF7, Xenoblade Chronicles to some extent, things like that to get a general idea fo the tech level: mostly modern but with high tech elements and magic spellcasting involved.

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    For thousands of years throughout history the world has periodically warred against a great evil: Bubon, Lord of Plagues and Spirit of Epidemics, Every few hundred years he would awaken and begin spreading disease across the world, a group of heroes would rise to defeat him but every time they would only be able to defeat him temporarily or imprison him until he rose again. However with the rise of magitech, 50 years ago came the Last Plague War, Bubon was not defeated by a lone band of heroes...but by industry and the power of magitech. With the flying fortress Terminus the nation of Renkardia cast an incredibly powerful new fire spell that no individual mage could achieve known as Pyros Ultima and in a single explosive flash of light, Bubon was burned away from the face of the planet, leaving only a city-sized crater behind. the mages checked: this time he was gone for good.

    Since then Renkardia's rival superpower, Solvadelt made its own flying fortress capable of casting it as well, known as Helios. Seeing that if these superpowers were to fight it would be too destructive, these two nations as well as the rest of the world settled into an uneasy peace while the people cheered for the destruction of the ancient evil and see the fortresses as shining examples of what good magitech can do, even if no one knows the exact mechanics of how this was achieved. With this peace came unprecedented economic prosperity and the growth of mega-corporations across the world, the world filled with products and advertisements for them.
    However despite this, there has been many close calls of the cold war between the Renkardia and Solvadelt before they managed to prevent it from becoming hot, many small wars between less fortunate nations have broken out across the world, urban violence seems to be on the rise, the various monsters that adventurers have always faced are becoming more aggressive, and violent sports have become popular these days, with many of them emulating the adventuring heroes of old such as arenas, dungeons or obstacle courses full of monsters all built for entertainment.

    Amid all this, is the city of Emberport, widely regarded as the economic center of the world and thus the biggest most culturally diverse one, with every mega-corps having a hand there, every species having members living within it, it is massive urban cityscape like none other, built upon magitech and money, its mayor not being nearly as powerful as the corporations within it, despite this, Emberport belongs to neither Solvadelt or Renkardia and is apart of a smaller nation, with representatives of both superpowers vying for its economic power through more subtle methods. The city is also the one nearest to Bubonic Crater and thus attracts tourism for people wanting to see it. You are perhaps a new hero who have arisen in this new age, adventurers being replaced by mercenaries, celebrities and others once the map was filled in.

    Disease has been wiped out and technology fills the world, where do you come in?



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    Preliminary rules, stolen copied over from other focused RPs:

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    Rule the first, no godmodding. A far better explanation of godmodding than I can give is here.

    Rule the second, please remember that we plan to have a far more directed plot than Nexus. Please run any major spanners in the works past guys on this thread first.

    Rule the third, don't ruin anyone else's fun. I can't stress this enough.

    Rule the fourth, have fun! (Failure to abide by this rule is subject to immediate banishment. )

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    These "rules" are more loose guidelines that serve another FFRPG very well so we adopted them into this one, because they work.

    1. Consider asking to join in fights before jumping in. Please respect that not all plots might be open. Alternatively, if you yourself want to keep a fight cordoned off from other participants, say so in the OOC, at the beginning of your post, or both.
    2. Talk major fights over with your opponent! This is to keep arguments about who's the better fighter, who should win, blablablablabla, out of the OOC. Of course, talk these things over in PM, or some kind of IM service. While arguments might break out over said PM/IM ... it keeps it out of the OOC. Which is what we're trying to do here. (This part is currently under review.) On that note ...
    3. Don't argue in the OOC! They make the atmosphere oppressive, they make things less fun, and generally unpleasant and maybe even make the arguments larger than they need be. So, if you have a problem with someone, try to talk it out in PM or IM before using the OOC. That said ...
    4. COMMUNICATE! This is the most important rule. We have had issues in the past with people not communicating properly, leading to arguments and hurt feelings, and even several people leaving for good. So please communicate your plans, if they affect everyone else.


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    Default Re: EmberportITP OOC

    Looks intresting.
    Though questions. So much of them!
    As who do we play? Adventurers?
    What do adventurers do? Are there monsters roaming around?
    Is this an only human as playable race? It's fine, just would like to know
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    Thats what we're discussing.

    Though I personally allow any/most races (so long as we acknowledge that some races are so powerful that they take up the entire powerset with their own biology). and am personally going to make my own race thats going to be important to the setting and also serve to flesh out its history and the other side of the magitech coin- namely a culture and species that got wrecked from its emergence, and thus lost most of its former culture and structure from trying to fight against it. I'm calling it the Ivoxovi, and their culture was basically being yin-yang + aztecs + reincarnation + shamanistic nature magic + everything being in balance and in a cycle. all to contrast the culture of a place like Emberport which is very modern, capitalist and so on its outlook, and make this fallen culture seem more alien to some extent. however modern Ivoxovi are just different from their old culture as they are from a human. the character I have in mind however is just as enhanced by magitech as anyone else- even the magic she wields is something that has a tech improvement over what her ancestors wielded.

    but I'm open to trying other character ideas for myself.

    as for monsters. yes. they are roaming around. as are thugs in the city. monsters are also in arenas for gladiatorial combat. and fake dungeons made for sport. and attacks dogs for said thugs. they maybe have some alteration or adaption that makes them different from the usual fantasy version of them so that they can survive in the magitech world. like....I dunno, whats a good example? might have to come up with that as we go along.

    On Adventurers:
    adventurers are technically kind of a thing, in that they have been apart of the worlds culture for so long that even if the age of magitech has kind of outgrown them (when you got standing militaries full of guns, robots, various big vehicles to rain down destruction on your enemies, WMDs, powerful magic and so on, what do lone adventurers have that powerful nations with militaries don't?) its still in the peoples cultural heritage and minds. like the people who were most likely to become adventurers are now probably either soldiers, mercenaries (fulfills need for fighting/fortune and less discipline than military), arena celebrities (if they are doing this for fame), doing something illegal, that kind of thing, like there might be still some old laws that never got repealed about adventuring technically still being a thing because the need for violent individuals going out into the wilderness to kill stuff never stopped being a thing, but its like calling yourself a knight while fighting in some war in some backwater third world country or taking down some mafia thugs, people are going to think your a little weird, but at the same time its still a big thing in entertainment and in stage personas for celebrities who fight in arenas, so might still refer to what you do as "adventurer" just as a old timey shorthand.

    like I don't recall any point where in a magitech setting where people explicitly refer to people as adventurers, because Clouds former Soldier turned rebel, Squalls a SeeD member, they come from military backgrounds. now your character doesn't need to come from a military background, I'm just saying its a common background for the kinds of characters that would be adventurers to instead come from, because its a modern society and the map is filled in, so what adventure is be had, when you have the lay of the land, increasingly big militaries, mass media and so on. time period is important and when you have something like FF8 as inspiration, thats a pretty global modern world, where you simply can't have these explorers going out to fill in blank spots on the map anymore, its all done, unless space travels starts being a thing. now you can have some action archaeologist going into known ruins braving dangers no one else having faced before, because somehow no one ever did it before, you can have a mercenary that travels the world because they can be hired to do their jobs online, or a secret agent of somewhere, things like that, and it probably fits the adventurer mold.

    I just don't see adventuring being an actual acknowledged job anymore, because again its calling yourself a knight when all the knightly orders died long ago and anyone who is knighted nowadays is done as this honorary meaningless title, you can probably get someone to legally call you an adventurer, but its like having a certificate of knighthood, it doesn't MEAN anything, in-universe, because adventurers fulfill all the same functions a mercenary does, the mercenary just has established means of payment and getting in touch and sounds more professional when you say it out loud to your client.

    TLDR: say your an adventurer and people will assume your an eccentric mercenary. because that is in fact, what you are. to my point of view.

    as for what you do.....I don't know, we might have to figure out that together, to get an idea where we start.
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