The Changing World of the Clans (this is my first time, please help..?)
First time trying this so bear with me. I'm thinking of trying something with the elements. Something like being able to weild them and its a time of discovery, so everyone is trying to expand thier powers. There are clans(there should be many im thinking) and a select few are quite powerful. Since this is my first time I wanted to take the role of the heroin. I like the idea of a strong female role. One that is gruff and at times cruel, but merely so she can protect herself. Any help developing ideas and characters and plot would be nice.
((Hey! so are you thinking this would be1x1 or group roleplay? Sounds fun! Can you give a bit more on setting and the clan thing?))
(( definitely a group thing but not too huge. and setting was one of the things i wanted to brainstorm with people. I was thinking forest-y because that would set up good action scenes with the concealment it provides, but definitely a world with much variety and danger. what do you think? :) ))
(( i wont be online for much more time because im in class, but ill be back on tonight--in a few hours-- and we can start it back up again :) ))
((Ok cool yeah! Um setting... yeah foresty maybe. So it would be the four elements and then many clans who each have power over one? Is that the idea? I think I like this sounds fun! ))
((Ok talk to you later then!))
(( yes there are the four main ones, and im thinking they can be considered the "Royals" if you are a pure blood of those elements (those are also the four main families in power) but people pursued marriage for love and mixed the elements (way back when in this story's history) which resulted in changing powers (like air with fire) and the development of new clans(families) which would be mixed bloods. each element will have maybe...like 5 different families? and yay im glad your excited about it! :) ))
((Ok that sounds fun! :) ))
(( hmm, ok. so how about there is one king or queen that maitains his or her rule for like...hmm how about 6 years? or is that too long? each time a new ruler is selected, it will be from one royal element. since there are several different royal families for each element, there will be several candidates. but the order of which elemental family goes for which year is earth, fire, water, air. its just a continuing cycle. ))
((Alright. should we write up skellies? Name Age Clan Gender Appearance Personality Social Status Biography. It looks like we are going to be the only ones in this so a few characters each? Maybe you could start a new thread with all the stuff we worked out in the description. That way when people click on it, everything will be clearly laid out and maybe more people will want to join. just an idea...))
(( Hmm alrighty. well sure. we can each have a few (or how ever many you think each of us should have). so if I do a new thread, I should set up all that backround info first. Im not 100% sure how this works. so is this like a colaborative way to make a story? ))
This looks cool, but I'm a little confused...could someone explain it to me please?
((I would like to join this also, it seems like a really cool idea. Is it still open to people?))
((Hey guys! I think you are welcome to join though I of course did not start this thread. Zink, maybe you don't need to start a new thread lets just go from here. BlueRoses, I am pretty sure the basic idea is that there are elemental oriented tribes and clans of people who can manipulate their various elements. There are 'pure' clans which are 'Royal' and control one of the four core elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Then there are clans under that which are mixed in elemental abilities. I think the idea of the story is of class struggle and competition between the clans. Zink correct me if I am wrong. :) Should we write up characters now? ))
(( yes keesh, you got it all right. :) and yes, it is still open to people. I have a few clan type idea's set up if anyone wants ideas of what kind of things their character can do. or you can just come up with your own clan. For example, an earth and fire mix clan could have the ability to control magma since it has to do with both. and the manipulation of clouds for air aqnd water clans. just play around with it. Whatever makes sense with element combos. and yes, we can write up characters. :) thanks you guys. you vips are awesome writters, its flattering to have you guys be a part of this :-> ))
((so what format should our skellies be? like what information do you want in them?))
((Bumpidy Bump Bump))
(( hey sorry guys. I didnt mean to leave you hanging. I am in the national gaurd and I had my Natinal Guard Weekend this weekend and didnt have access to a computer. Anyway, this is my first time, so name, age, gender, clan, and appearance seem good for me. As for personality, thats something that I like to discover as we go on. ))
((would there be any way to combine fire and water? I like both of those, but I can't think of anything that has to do with both))
((Roses, you could try steam though that is really just hot water... I don't know.))
Name: Silvia (Nickname, Silvy)
Clan: Royal Water
Appearance: Silvia has platinum blonde, almost silver hair that reaches all the way down her back. Her skin is an almost grey color, like a bed of river rocks. Her eyes are a light turquoise, and she is quite tall and thin, to help her pierce the waves when she swims. She is graceful in movement and fair in features.
Biography: Silvy's father is the leader of the Royal Water clan. He does his very best to shelter his only daughter from the real and hard world outside their watery palace. But, Silvy is curious about the world, and despite her father's warnings, finds herself watching other clans and people more and more, venturing out more and more often. From the moment she was born, her father had been telling Silvy that she has to grow up to be royalty, she has to learn the ways of ruling. He also has taught her to trust few and always be wary of others. When she was a child, Silvia took this to heart and was very careful around people, often seen scurrying around corners rather than pass someone in a corridor, but as she grew up, Silvia began to be more and more curious about people and why they were so dangerous. Behind her father's back, she began to explore and observe people though always she was cautious and wary. Silvy grew up sheltered but now is beginning to face reality and the world may surprise and frighten her.
Powers: She can swim like no body's bussiness and can control water currents. Her skills with water are somewhat limited compared to what they could be because her father, in an attempt to keep her close to home has not given her very much training in the manipulation of water outside of a stream or lake. Still, Silvy is capable of doing much more than her father thinks she can with regards to water control.