Temple of the Blessed RP
Before I go any further, this is a 'school' scenario for those who have seen horrible atrocities of mankinds deepest, most perverse nature. Unspeakable evils that few bare witness and fewer recall to others.
This is also a sacred area where disciples with passion, determination or skill become knights for an order dedicated to the well meaning of humanity.
This is a place not of 'god' but of 'light', the faceless entity that casts the darkness from everything it touches.
-Story behind it-
Paladins temple has sat engraved in the side of a mountain for centuries, some speculate that it was created by creatures touched by the light and carved this holy place as a symbol for man to never shy from the warmth and serenity of the light.
Whatever the cause for it's construction and withstanding of the elements, it serves as a beacon in the human world for a safe haven and training ground for those that would protect the standard of righteousness.
In this hallowed place hail masters of war and peace all over the world, tolerance and respect are forced into everyone who steps into this place. Uttering a single true threat in the sacred halls will result in a banishment from this holy place until they have repent for such disrespect.
Demons have invaded the human world before and stirred the darkness like a tidal wave, at it's helm was not a 'being' but an idea. That all must suffer to truly appreciate life.
The Paladins had long ago cast darkness from their hearts and rallied like minded villagers to prepare for the coming years of terror and fear, the war that came took it's toll but as is taught by the Paladins; No evil is immortal, and no battle can last forever.
The demons broke apart to scatter amongst our world in hiding, eventually it seemed as though the creatures had dispersed for good. In reality these creatures exist now in an ethereal state, unseen and unfelt while they slowly corrupt weak willed humans to carry out dark and sinister tasks while the demon feeds on chaos brought in it's puppets wake.
Exorcists, as they are called, are trained on these sacred grounds. Though few in number, each wields powers specializing in the destruction and restraint of demon:Priests
use holy words to banish demons to the abyss.
Skilled in medicinal and alchemic work, Priests are not physically strong but are not afraid to take up a staff or sword when an enemy does not fall to spiritual chains.Masters
summon angelic beasts to aid them while fighting with long distance attacks.
Masters can imbue themselves with traits from an angel for a short time, such as a firey mane or sharp claws.Knights
use blessed weapons to fight for their cause, though they are weak in spiritual power a knight can overcome obstacles even Paladins cannot. These are the backbone of the Temple.
Knights serve as a 'beacon' for Paladins and Priests by imbuing their own weapons with the essence of a chosen partner, through this a partner can enhance the knight or strike enemies through the imbued weapon as if it were their own body.Paladins
are extremely rare but very gifted in spiritual power, their blessings are in legend with 'miracles' such as curing the blind and deaf or raising those close to them from the dead. Though powerful, Paladins tend to be weak bodied.
Paladins may be weak but by channeling spirit energy into themselves or others, even a Tainted one can fight beside a knight without falling behind.Crusaders
do not shy from battle, often harboring deep resentment in their hearts from a foul past. Gifted with all forms of weaponry and calling upon inner power to enhance their own physical prowess. Though villagers ofter see them as the cutthroats of the Temple.
Crusaders, though foul tempered at times, are masters of exploiting an enemies weakness and getting past tough trials. Skill and cunning, speed and precision; This is what makes a crusader deadly.Tainted ones
are by far the strangest of all the Temples many talented patrons, some would say cursed beings forced to relive the chaos that formed them till time stops on them once and for all.
Demons are not stupid creatures despite what some would suggest, but rarely the idea to possess and reform a human is tried and fails, the result is a Tainted one.
Wielding the powers of darkness against the very creatures that altered them, drawing upon the hate and bloodlust in all things to mentally wound or kill.
Tainted ones have a weakness to the spiritual energy of angels but can resist the pain with training and a blessing from a Shrouded Templar, without this it is only a matter of time before a Tainted one is himself banished from the temple by the very energy that permeats it.
Of all the energy attackers, Tainted ones are vastly superior as they cannot wield a blade for anything more then rituals. Illuminated Templar
/ Shrouded Templar
- 2 people are given these titles at any time, masters of the Temple and given the right to wield the treasures hidden deep inside of it. The title's are given from ancient monks under the basis of neutrality, a Paladin and a Tainted one working in tandom for the greater good of all.
Alright so the idea of this is, if you haven't figured it out yet, a free-roam RP similar to lets say... Elemental Academy, Evil Academy and Highschool hell.
You are free to do as you like with permission of the GM or the Co-GM.
The only real plot for this RP will be training, demons can be summoned in by Templars at will for a short time on a leash.
Students will be picked to participate, others can partake in multiple activities throughout the RP.
Studying, practical theory, hard labor, blade work, literature, forging, repairs, mingling with other RP members, private training, exploration, teacher challenges and finally "Challenges"
Challenges are put forth by the Templars at request and are based upon your chosen class.
Challenges do not take part in the Temple area or the surrounding area, it is a trip for you and any who would accompany you, to certain problem areas around the country.
Challenges include but are not limited to: Demon hunt, Alchemic need, fortification, Exorcism, Peace keeping. Etc etc. An objective must be met during this challenge and in return you will be given a reward for future challenges.
I want to make this clear, there will be no forced player vs player scenario's where I pit you against someone else. This option IS available at request and if it is agreed by both players in question.
Name - Zelosse
Age - 35
Class - Crusader
Experience - 23 years
Appearance - Zelosse stands at 5 feet and 6 inches with a muscular build and a strong color to his skin from years in the sun doing various labor for the Temple in its long years of peace, though he has lived a peaceful life under the protection of the Temples halls young Zelosse is not without his battle training.
His body beneath the cloth and chains is a railway of scars and wounds that tell the tale of a man who fought for everything he believed in till no longer capable of lifting his blade.
When it battle he wears:
- Silver breastplate; demons smile etched onto it's surface, single shoulderpad atop left arm.
- Chain mail below leather leggings.
- Thick leather belt with circular buckle, longsword attached.
- Thick steel war boots that reach the middle of his shin.
- Light steel gauntlets with spiked knuckles, reaches to his elbow.
When in the temple:
- White tunic; Demons smile painted on the front
- Grey pants
- Workers boots
- Wool gloves
- Grey scarf
Weaponry - Zelosse carries a 3 foot long but 2 inch thick double edged longsword, very plain but razor sharp.
Sacred objects - n/a
Tainted objects - n/a
History - Zelosse was a young boy at the age of 7 when his father pricked his finger on a strange object sticking out of the garden, unsuspectingly letting a demon-tainted object draw his blood allowed the demon in question to scream out of the ethereal into the mortal plane and rip his father apart.
At such a young age the boy watched his fathers stomach be torn out and eaten by a 7 foot demon brandishing a wide toothed grin full of sharp teeth, it's bright red eyes never leaving his. It was savoring the fear in this boy's heart.
Without thinking about safety or hiding from the smiling demon, Zelosse took his father's blade from beside the door and charged the demon with abandon. Luck was on his side as his father was a former knight of the Temple and the blade had been imbued by the Illuminated Templar, with a overhead swing the young boy executed his own father and let the blade slightly nick the smiling demon. The energies in the blade were transfered and poisoned the demon to banish it's hold on the mortal coil leaving young Zelosse in a field of gore and haunting memories.
The Temple took him in to raise the crusader blood that now, 18 years later, still boils with the hatred of losing the only thing he ever had. Not gifted with spiritual power or physical prowess, Zelosse has carved a name for himself as the 'laughing man' due to some strange urge to smile like the very demon that killed his father. He still thinks about revenge even now.
Special trait - Cut above: Zelosse has become so skilled with his longsword that he can overpower an imbued knight without needing to amplify his own traits.
Experience - (How long have you been practicing your class)
Weaponry - (If any)
Sacred objects - (Priests, Paladins, Knights only)
Tainted objects - (Tainted one only)
History - (A traumatic event has awaken your skills, what was it)
Special trait - (Ex: Good with a blade, quick witted, steady arm, Accurate.)
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