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    Default School House Rumbles 3: The Reborn Age of Fighters RPG Sign-Up and Discussion Thread.

    With blessings from Siriel to start this Sign-Up Thread.........


    Welcome, once again, to SHR, my friends.
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    In the year 2357 A.D., mankind and all their viscious, earth shattering weapons, did their absolute best to kill each other and wipe all life from the Earth.

    And they all but succeeded.


    But one city, one beacon of hope, rose from the shadows and became the symbol of mankind's hope for thr future, and their survival. With a technology unknown to the rest of humanity, it managed to survive the chaos with it's impenetrable dome protecting it and the few human survivors therein.

    It was called Eden, the Last City of Man.



    Now, 1000 years have passed (1000, Restored Era) and Edan thrives. It houses over a popultaion of 50 million, the only human habitation on the entire, ruined Earth, and it grows each decade, expanding it's dome and reclaiming more land for houses, farms, and other buildings. The people are happy, well off, and Eden is pretty much a Utopia.

    However, due to the fallout of what happened 1000 years ago, humanity has been altered slightly and now at least a 1/10 of Eden's 50+million population are either Elemanti (elemental users) or Enhancers (physical stat boosters) or a combo of both (Elemancers). These groups are classified as Class F, E, D, C, B, or A. Class F are those with barely any potential in either area, and can't get any stronger no matter what. Their power is pretty much redundant, and requires no training or control. This covers the vast majority of that 1/10th. Anything above a Class F, however, by government mandate, requires training at one of the four special and elite Academy's that Eden boasts: Blackthorn, Summerisle, Cavacar, and Arcadia.

    And that's where your characters come in.

    Your characters have either been forced to join, or have willingly sent aplications and have been asked to join, Arcadia Academy. There, they will learn to control their powers for the benefit of Eden and all of humanity.


    However, behind the scenes of the Utopian society, darkness stirs. Something is rotten at the heart of Eden, and if you don't held find it out and stop it, humanity may yet perish for good this time.


    Good luck.

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    At the start of the game (up to a Plot Point around half-way/three-fourths of the way in the first Act), you will only be able to put your starting 10 EXP points into TWO (and two ONLY) stats. This is beacuse people only have access to two stats if they're born an Elemanti/Enhancer/Elemancer. They can be any two (so one from each if you wanted), but only two. Creativity with your powers as far as them enhancing each other/working together is welcome.

    Elemanti:
    Fire:
    Water:
    Air:
    Earth:

    Enhancers:
    Strength:
    Speed: (incorporates Agility too).
    Durability:
    Stamina: (Incorporates regeneration, ability to stay fighting for longer periods, etc....)

    These will change at that plot point and all the other Elemanti and Enhancer stats will be open to you, alongside a few other new stat areas/powers (Ether, Ancient Tech, and Leyline).

    A 0 in your stat area if you're an elemental user grants you one ability. You gain another ability at 5 stat points, and after that it's each 5 stat points grants a new power/skill in that area. Sine your levels are so low, you only have basic control over your element for up to fifty feet around your proximity. Anything beyond that is too much for you.

    Also, each stat has advantages and disadvantages. As an example, if you have a character with just a Strength of 5 and no durability to back it up, you'll be able to strike with the force of a Class 5, but unable to lift such an amount. If you tried, your arms would shatter because they aren't super durable.

    Same with Speed. Speed 5 is great, but without Durability to match, if you tripped or ran into something, you'ld be seriously hurt. And without Stamina to match, you won't be able to last long in your enhanced state of Speed.

    Due to the tighter restrictions on beginning stats, I will allow characters to have personalized weapons or a martial skill that will get stronger as they do. Said weapons cannot be chemically fired guns (that's the only rule, as in Eden such things have been banned). Anything else is fair game, including laser weaponry.

    Here is the Character Creation Page:

    NAME:

    GENDER:

    HERITAGE/RACE: (Since Eden is a melting pot of all that's left of humanity, and there are no nations or countries left, this spot is just for us to know what you trace your nationality to).

    AGE: (Must be between 16-18).

    WEAPON TYPE/MARTIAL SKILL: (List what weapon you prefer/Martial skill you're skilled in. This is optional)

    APPERANCE: (please provide height, weight, etc.....and a picture if possible)

    CHARACTER HISTORY & PERSONALITY: (A basic description of your character's past and his or her more prominent character traits)

    PERSONAL SKILLS: (Here you may chose two minor skills your character has. Nothing extraordinary – basically just an everyday pair of talents which he or she happens to be good at. Cooking, drawing, singing, etc....)

    POWER TYPE: (Elemanti, Enhancer, or Elemancer)
    -Power 1 (your first stat)
    -Power 2 (your second stat)

    The inner-workings of the tech and societal structure of Edan will be revealed in the next few posts, so if you have any questions, go ahead and ask them in regards to anything.

    Hope to see you join. :)

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    The cast, thus far.

    General NPCs


    Specific NPCs



    PCs



    ???

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    man it's kind of surprising to see this again

    a bit sad to hear codex is ending soon though, I gotta keep my promise to Sol M about my big moment before it goes

    I'll sign up with a profile later
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    I'm also interested in this, and will maybe have a profile sometime soon.

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    Can you provide a sample of how the stats are supposed to look? I'm still a little unsure about it.
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    Name
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    Appearance

    Heritage
    American, Irish
    Height
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    Age
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    Power Type
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    Strength: 12 Tons
    Durability: 11 tons
    Personality
    Tomboy
    Personal Skills
    Pinball, Sports.
    Martial Skill
    Brawling and Boxing.
    Character History
    Born in District 11 to a working class family, her mother died in childbirth, thus leaving her to be raised by her father, who had to work long hours to support the two of them but despite this he did his best to raise her. While both of her parents were normal humans, Ember herself is an Enhancer, with an emphasis on strength and durability. Ember's grades were average, good enough to get her through school but she was best in gym class which was her best subject. Due to not having any feminine role models in her life, her father's drinking and the company she hangs around with, Ember is a bit has a tendency to be hotheaded, rude and speak her mind to people which has gotten her into fights in the past at her school. Some she won and some she lost. She was sent to Arcadia after she chucked a small car through the air in a moment of anger.
    Ember hopes to make something of herself here at Arcadia and get a high paying job for her father's sake.
    Her ever present goggles belonged to her mother when she was younger and Ember wears them to honor her memory.

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    These will change at that plot point and all the other Elemanti and Enhancer stats will be open to you, alongside a few other new stat areas/powers (Ether, Ancient Tech, and Leyline).

    I've sent you a PM about powers and stuff, but I'll ask one of the quesitons here as well. If you start off as an elemanti when this plot point happens will you be able to put points in stats and become an elemancer? And equally if you start off as an enchancer will you be able to put points in elemanti to become an elemancer as well? Or is the only way to have both stats and powers in this game to start off as an elemancer?

    Also once "heart" is unlocked provided we also have earth, fire, wind and water elemanti, how many times a day are we allowed to summon Captain Planet?

    I need to know the exact number of times.
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    Ya know, realistically, attacking with high strength w/o at least somewhat comparable durability would cause whatever limb you were attacking with to shatter. Third law of motion and all that. Well, without handwaves like the speedforce or ki/magic/psionics, anyway.

    >nitpicking
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedElphaba View Post
    With 5 million mutants in an area the size of New Jersey, how do the other 90% of the population feel about them?
    They don't know, they're too busy tanning.

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    NAME: Skye Cortez

    GENDER: Female

    HERITAGE/RACE: 75% Caucasian / 25% Hispanic

    AGE: 16

    WEAPON TYPE/MARTIAL SKILL: Skye's weapon of choice is a classic double-edged rapier. Her favorite is a design of her own, which has a telescoping blade that reduces to 12 inches in length, and inside of the hilt there is a small hidden main gauche (with a spring-loaded hand guard that pops out when the blade is removed from the hilt of the rapier). She is well-trained in fencing with both hands (began training when she was 9), and despite her age, she is licensed to carry concealed blades.

    APPEARANCE:

    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 116 lbs
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Brown (Usually)




    CHARACTER HISTORY & PERSONALITY: Skye Lucia Cortez grew up as middle-classed as you can get, in Sector 9. Both parents work; Victor as a night security guard, and Natalie in middle management at a textiles company. They struggle from time-to-time, but never let the kids know it. Skye is the middle child, wedged between elder-by-four-years Hugo and Autumn, who is six year younger than she.

    Skye is a bright girl who, like many of those who live in Sector 9 ("Niners", they call themselves), struggles to find her place in the world. In school, she's tried many different classes and taken many skills assessment tests but has yet to find a field that is her passion. For most children in Sector Nine, their path is chosen by the sixth or seventh school cycle, so Skye's lack of career focus by the tenth cycle is substantial. Despite this lack of focus (which is important in the Industry-heavy Sector Nine - your chosen field becomes your peer group and family), she's socially adequate. While not a terribly popular girl, she is liked well enough by those who know her.

    Victor Cortez, concerned with the safety of his children, insisted that they obtain self defense and weapons training at an early age. Possibly due to her relatively minimized peer group, Skye took to this quickly and has excelled; she's won three Sector Tourneys in her age group.

    She's a friendly girl who is quick to smile and laugh by nature. She is also fiercely independent and has a sarcastic streak. Skye is a bit of a tomboy, and she prefers a more simplistic approach to life, fashion and social cliques than most girls her age. While she can keep cool under pressure, if you push her buttons right, she has been known to push back.

    She has always had an affinity for metal. Even as a young child, her favorite toy was a tinker kit made of metal. She just seemed at home with it. When her powers manifested, no one was really surprised that her gift involved metal. On that day, Skye was in her Industrial Arts class, and an accident left a heavy piece of machinery atop her teacher, Mr. Hanover. She instinctively used her gift to lift the metal off of him, saving his life (and ensuring an A in that class). That's how she views her power -- as a gift. She's thrilled to be able to do what she can, and perhaps she has finally found her passion.

    Skye sees her enrollment in Arcadia as an opportunity to finally develop a peer group with which she can bond. She's excited to explore her new life, make new friends, and to learn how to better control and use her abilities.

    Skye is mourning the loss of her brother, Hugo, who was an F-class muscle man who worked in construction. However, Hugo recently died on the job under unusual circumstances. The government won't discuss the findings on his autopsy. Skye idolized Hugo, and, as a result, she has grown suspicious of authority, which has impacted her optimistic attitude.

    CHARACTER SONG: Made of Stone

    PERSONAL SKILLS: Perhaps because of her gifts, Skye has a natural talent for mechanics. She has also had seven years of fencing and self defense training.

    POSSESSIONS: For her 16th birthday, her brother gave her a gold ring with an unusual green stone on it. He died shortly after, so Skye cherishes the ring. With the insurance money she received for him, she splurged and bought herself a high-end hoverboard. Along with her telescoping rapier, Skye has also taken to keeping a pouch of steel slivers with her. She has recently, with the help of Boss, made the Starfish as well.

    Skye's Rapier

    POWER TYPE: Elemancer
    -Earth: 17
    1. Strengthen Metal: Skye can increase the hardness of metals to the point where thin pieces of tin can become as durable as steel. By focusing this on the edge of a blade, she can make it far sharper than normal. Doing so allows her to add her Earth rating to her Strength for damage purposes when wielding a metal weapon. This power is reversible as well, so Skye can cause metals to become as brittle as glass.
    2. Shape Metal: Skye is able to mold, move and shape metal with her mind. Her Earth rating is substituted for Strength for how much metal she can move at once. Her range is limited to 3 meters per point of Earth.
    3. Swiftsteel: As a form of superhuman Iaijutsu, Skye can draw and use metallic weapons in a single, lightning-fast motion. For her first offensive action in any combat, she can add Earth to Speed to determine how quickly she strikes.
    4. Ferrous Transmutation: Skye is able to convert non-living material into iron, at a range of 2 meters per Earth point she has. The amount that she can convert is limited to her Strength (currently zero, so she can change roughly 100kg into iron at any given time), and this change is temporary. After a span of up to one minute per point of Earth, the object reverts to its original material. Once something is changed into iron, she has no mechanism to reverse the process without waiting for the duration to expire. The transmutation occurs instantly. Please note that this is transmutation, not transformation - a plastic cup turned to iron is simply an iron cup; she cannot use this to turn a plastic cup into an iron dagger.


    -Speed: 6
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    Technology:

    Technology in Eden in very advanced. Holgrahpic displays, vid-screens, wrist bands that can produce holo-computers for personal use or game playing, etc.....

    Most people posses fast electric means of personal transport (no one owns gas/diesal cars), or use the super fast electric trains that run through Eden's 13 Sectors. Richer people even have things called "Scanners", items worn on the wrist that can scan outfits, purchase them, and then reshape your current outfit to match what you just scanned and bought perfectly. Even inplants for such things exist. Medical technology is also very impressive, with healing tanks capable of restoring even the most gruesome and terrible wounds in minutes.

    That sort of thing. Pretty standard Sci-Fi stuff.

    Weaponry:

    Guns exist, but they are outlawed by the government. No chemical powered weapons allowed, and to own one that's opperational is a crime punishable by at least one year in confinement for your first offense. Cross-bows are also frowned upon, though not out-right outlawed.

    Paragons, Eden's police/military force, are allowed to carry laser weapons with three settings. Stun, single shot blast (like a blaster bolt), or a beam of energy that lasts five seconds. However, laser weaponry requires charge times after each shot (less for the single blaster bolt than the beam, of course). Charge times are 30 seconds after the beam, five seconds after each blaster bolt, and three seconds after each stunning bolt. They also have energy shields they can activate, but they too take large amounts of energy and will drain quickly if used for long periods.

    Because of the charge time, Paragons also carry good old fashioned blades (made with high-tech material, so better then their ancient counterparts) and other such weapons should it come down to close quarters combat.

    Sectors:

    There are 13 Sectors in Eden, split like slices of a pie in wedge shapes. Each Sector has buisnesses, hosuing, entertainments, etc....

    However, Sector 1 is the richest Sector and has the best of pretty much everything, whereas Sector 13 is the poorest and most corrupt (though poor is a relative term. Those that live there still have nice houses and are what would be concidered lower middle-class by our standards). However, Sector 13 does have one part of it that is known as the Scoop, and it is there that the worst criminals of Eden's populace often hide out and perform their mis-deeds. This isn't the only place criminal elements lurk throughout Eden, but it is the most prolific.

    Each Sector has an elected head, known as a Governor, which is elected every five years. The governors, all 13 of them, make up a Council that helps run Eden. Alongside the Council of 13 are the members of the Judisiary Triumverate. These are the head of the Reclaimation Force, the head of Eden's Paragons and Justice Department, and the head of the Department of Systems Management. The last ruling member of Edan is known as the Maeven, and he or she is a direct descendant of Edan's original founder and asvior, Dr. Canis Requiem. The Maeven is treated as the de-facto leader of Edan, with the Council of 13 and the Triumverate used as balancing tools against him or her.

    Religion:

    Religion, as it existed before the Fall, does not exist. Instead, Eden focuses on revering Dr. Canis Requiem and his original group (known as the Chosen 10), who protecetd the last bits of humanity and raised Eden above the ashes. Alongside this reverence, a somewhat traditinal belief in the spirits of ancestors exists as well.

    Islam, Hinduism, Buddhaism, Shintoism, Taoism, Voodoo, and Christianity, the largest pre-fall beliefs, no longer exist.

    However, in the poorer districts, there has been some sort of revival going on. A man known only as Father Jacob has been seen helping the sick and injured, feeding the poor, etcc...., and he also pronounces that he believes in 'God'. Most pass him off as crazy, but he is somewhat favored by the poor and distitute. Especially orphans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedElphaba View Post
    More questions.

    Since stats are more closely related, do you foresee giving out more xp in general, or will we have to be more selective?

    With 5 million mutants in an area the size of New Jersey, how do the other 90% of the population feel about them?

    Also, are you sure of the ratio of mutants? If 10% are mutants, and the "vast majority" of those are Morlocks (useless) - call it 90% of all 5,000,000...that makes 500,000 legitimate mutants, or 62 per square mile.

    Is the gov't run by Elementi?

    What's the state of technology? Low sci-fi? High? Is there space travel? Is it post-apocolyptic?

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    More xp proabbly. Well, at least once the Stats open up.

    Yes, the ratio is correct. Normals get along just fine because Eden has very strict rules and regulations regarding what happens to rouge Elemanti/Elehancers/Enhancers.

    The goverment is rulled by both. No space tarvel (the dome surroudning Eden lets nothing in or out via flight. In fact, the sky and sun above Eden are artifical in nature. Same with the moon when night falls).
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    I wish to consider making a Villian--or atleast a anti-hero, if I do consider entering.

    Speak.

    ..I'm also considering making a more good guy, but I like to keep my options open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Can you provide a sample of how the stats are supposed to look? I'm still a little unsure about it.
    Sure. Here's an NPC you'll run into.

    NAME: Salem Suzuki

    GENDER: Female

    HERITAGE/RACE: 3/4th's Caucasian origins and 1/4th asian origins.

    AGE: 22.

    WEAPON TYPE/MARTIAL SKILL: Thrown weapons of any sort. She is also a master of Parkour.

    APPERANCE:

    In her normal, casual clothes.



    As her alter ego, the Black Siren.

    5'9 and about 125lbs.

    CHARACTER HISTORY & PERSONALITY: A top graduate from Arcadia Academy three years ago, Salem is a well respected Elemancer of some talent. Though she had a chance to have almost any job she could have asked for, including one in singing (as she was well known as 'The Bell' back in the Academy for her excellent singing voice), she instead took up a job of helping control Eden's weather patterns using her Air Elemanti powers (as a Weather Warden) for the government. It's a middle of the road sort of job, one that people can disappear into rather easily. Despite graduating with one of the highest scores ever recorded in the Academy, Salem taking the mid-level govermental job took people by surprise as most assumed she would go places and do great things. Despite this, she seems content with her job, life, and mid-sized apartment in Sector 3 and does a good, if not outstanding job, at her workplace.

    Or so that's what people would say if asked about her. A good worker who keeps to herself.

    However, at night, Salem dons a disguise and holo-mask and roams the cityscape as the Black Siren, Eden's most notorious thief. She is on the top ten most wanted list of the Paragons (Eden's police) and has eluded capture for over a year now. It is estimated that she has stolen at least fifteen million credits (the currency of Eden) worth of art, supplies, information, and other such items. She is wanted for charges of reckless endangerment, theft, armed robbery, assualt, assualt with a deadly weapon (though she has never killed anyone), resisting arrest, battery, breaking and entering, tresspassing, striking an officer of the law, acts of insurrection and terrorism, and noise violations/complaints.

    PERSONAL SKILLS: Singing, gymnastics, and ballet on the outside. She also, as her alter-ego, possess great skill at breaking and entering techniques, hacking computer systems, and other such underhanded skills a thief would use.

    POWER TYPE: Elemancer, Class B ranked.
    -Speed (25)
    -Air (25).

    Her Air powers and speed are mostly used as unique vibrational sonic attacks (think Black Canary, only worse if she wants to).
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