I know this OP may look like a lot, but once you understand the combat system, it's incredibly simple and easy. It's a lot of fun once it starts, and most of this is really just archives of information for later or something.
A new era is coming to pass. The guild master Forsyth is retiring. His seat as Head of the League of Guilds is opening, and as his last action, he is looking for his replacement. Guild leaders all over the nations have heard about Forsyth's challenge. A tournament of the highest caliber, for those willing to lay their lives on the line and set their souls on fire. A battle royal between the strongest Guild Leaders. The winner of the tournament will end up becoming the leader of the League, and will aid in the running of the League. Many have started growing new guilds, others training, in hopes to reach the top position in the tournament and become the new master of the League. But things aren't so simple. The other League representatives are vieing for his position, the four grand heads in a power struggle for the name of Guild Master. And the kingdom of Belithon and it's power hungry Noble's are looking to wipe out the guilds once and for all, seeing Forsyth's retire as the key piece in finally starting an invasion, without their queen's knowledge of course. The Dukedoms of Terlyrs are at the cusp of a civil war, and the Baron of Chalphy has had a mysterious Sage join his side.
Politics are not the only problem. Nomads and bandits have been roaming free, seeing a opening in freedom with the guild's changing hands, and recent discoveries at the Ryutarian School of Magiks has lead to rumors of Ice, Earth, and Water tomes. The Holy Papal has not graced his people in several moons, and a Dark Select is said to have taken control of the church. Pirates and Sailors alike have said to seen ghostly beings and a ship mysteriously disappear along the coastlines. The desert has said to have grown larger in the past months, and even demons have appeared. What is happening to these lands? Why are the people being subjected to such misfortunes? Have they done something wrong? Are they even connected?
Many powerful obstacles stand in the way to the top, and the journey will not be easy. Friends will be met, riches won, lies told, enemies defeated, allies betrayed, and secrets revealed. Will you be able to withstand the trials and tribulations of these lands and become victorious, or will you fall and be wiped from the pages of history, like so many before you?
As far as the human races are concerned, there is only one, true, race within the world. Yet, despite these strong convictions that permeate even the most open-minded people, there are rumors. Rumors of dragons who can take the forms of man, woman, and children. Supernatural beings who are not demons, yet are not of this world either. Are the rumors true? Or are they simple child-like fantasies that have progressed too far?
Most races will be unavailable to players. Very rare exeptions will be present as they may conflict with canon information.
Sign-up sheet: The following is an example sign-up sheet complete with an example sign-up/my characters sign-up sheet.
Name: Fairly obvious. What’s your name?
Age: While there is no minimum age or maximum age, please keep it reasonable. I do not wanna see gramps going out there and fighting when he is 102 years old!
Likewise, five year olds do not belong on a battlefield without a damned good reason.
Gender: Male or female.
Appearance: A simple paragraph should suffice, but a picture can work too.
Element: Which of the support element is your character?
Class: What class? Remember to keep it as one of the base classes at first.
Stats: Be sure to list all of them.
Simplified stats: HP, Might, Hit, Attack speed, Avoid, Defense, Resistance
Inventory: List any and all weapons here.
Items/gold: The base starting gold is 15. If you buy a item, please deduct the cost from your base gold.
Skills: List any skills here. Skills that are Class skills and come with the character's class should be in Italics. One free skill is granted on creation.
Backstory: Only a paragraph is needed. You do not need to list every detail, but in general their backstory should flow into the story in some way.
Reasons for Rejection:
I am fairly lax on the characters that are approved. However, here are some pre-emptive reasons why I may reject a character.
1) Improper stats. I won’t complain if you are a few stats off, or forgot to deduct for a skill, and will simply ask you to edit the post. However, if you are clearly giving a character more/less stats than they should have, I will reject it.
2) Improper builds. I won't complain if you have a unusual character. However, if your character is a mage, I expect them to have a at-least somewhat mage-y build. If you max HP, STR, and DEF while giving them only 1 MAG and RES, well that’s clearly not a mage!
3) Self/other insertion: If you are planning to insert yourself into this RP. Don’t. Or at least have the decency to give yourself a fitting name and proper backstory! Same with characters from other, established, mediums. You may adore FFVII, but if you want to play as Aeris, at least make her fit the world. Using artwork of a established character does not constitute insertion.
4) Trying for a instant badass. Just don’t try it. Trust me. This is the one ‘unfounded’ reason I will reject a character for. If it’s clear the character is impossible or was written with the sole intent of being ‘a badass’, I will reject it.
Make sure you read the other posts after this one, as they have vital info to the story about countries/regions and hold the majority of the battle system.