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    posted a message on [IC][Prologue] A Wrinkle in the World

    "Nihere, one has awoken. Please come here." The nurse had returned, and Nihere went with her to see one of the four Branded. They were all in the same room, but on different beds. The one that was awake was a very muscular man, with a brand on his neck, similar to a spider web. He was sitting upright on the bed, legs off on one side. Nihere estimated his height to be close to two meters tall, and quite intimidating. His hair was brown and short, almost shaved. The man looked up to Nihere. His green eyes showed confusion and pain.


    "Hello. My name is Nihere. And yours?" He held out his hand to the stranger.


    "Im... Dein." The man returned Nihere's handshake. "Where am i? Whats going on?"


    "Please, calm down. Panicking solves nothing." Nihere sat on the bed next to him."This place is called the Wrinkle. You are what we call around here a 'Branded'. You have a small, black, Brand on you, and you came up from the central well in this town. Branded normally come from the well every now and then, but what was strange, is that this time, four of you came at once." Nihere referenced the other three, still unconscious. "Most Branded remember something, a small sliver of heir past life. Sometimes the memories are vivid, and others have little to no memories. Do you remember anything?"


    "I.... It.... " Dein shivered, before pulling his legs up to his chest and wrapping his arms around them. "A pair of white eyes... boring into me..." His voice was shaking, and Nihere could tell that this memory frightened him. He placed an arm across his back, but Dein shrugged it off. "Is there anywhere other than the Wrinkle?"


    "Most Branded do try and leave the Wrinkle, to go back to where we may have come from. The only place we know of other than here is the Conglomerate, a great deal below us."


    "I- I need to go there! I have to leave this place!" Dein now seemed almost claustrophobic- as if he couldnt bear to be in the Wrinkle a second longer than he has to be.


    "Hold on, please." Nihere placed a hand on his arm. "The Conglomerate isnt exactly safe. If you really must leave, at least wait a few days, to collect some gear and weapons before going- its quite dangerous down there."


    "NO! I... I have to get there!" Something almost primal was manifesting in Dein.


    "I wont stop you, but i'll ask you- please take your time. Really think about it before you go. Get to know the Wrinkle, its actually not a very bad place." Nihere smiled and stood up. He tapped Dein's shoulder once more before going back to the other room.


    "Wait..." Dein called. Nihere turned around. "What... What is my Brand? Where is it?"


    "...Its a spider's web, on your neck. Ask the nurse for a mirror when she comes around."

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    posted a message on [IC][Prologue] A Wrinkle in the World

    Nihere woke up. He took a deep breath and stretched, slowly getting up. There wasnt much light where he lived in the mornings, so he summoned a tiny flame and lit the lantern next to his bed, illuminating the small room he called "Home". His bed was in one corner. At the end of it was a trunk where he kept most of his belongings. Opposite the bed was a desk and chair with a few books set on top of it, and on the chair hung Nihere's robe. He had worn that thing so much that it essentially became a part of his persona.


    Nihere arose from the bed and took his robe from the desk and looked at the open book- it was everything known about Branded and a few theories as to where they came from. Nihere touched his cheek unconsciously, feeling over his own Brand. He then closed the book and put on his robe. After taking his longbow and a few arrows, he left the room and made his way down the hallway to the door leading outside. He looked around at the half-lit world in the early morning.


    The man in the blue and orange robe walked around, mostly aimlessly. He knew where he was going, but he had plenty of time, and enjoyed walking around the Wrinkle at times. Once light had fully come into the world, he had arrived at his destination- a small shop, selling small wooden dolls and figures, just to have. Nihere went inside and saw that someone was already inside, making a few figures for today. "Good morning!" Niihere said. The woman simply waved a hand, not taking her eyes off her work. He got the hint and started to prepare for when the store opened. He placed a few of the better figures on a counter, open to the outside, and placed price tags next to them. Some of the better ones were 1 gold each, but most were around 40-70 silver pieces.


    "Ah! Finished. Sorry Nihere. I was almost done when you came in." The woman showed him the figure she had been crafting. It was in the rough shape of a dragon.


    "Oh, that looks great, Ana!" Nihere responded. He gently took it from her, examining it. It was a bit crude- clearly her first time sculpting something like this- but Nihere liked it nonetheless.


    "You can have it then." Ana said.


    "Wait, really?" He responded. "You can sell this."


    "Oh please, nobody will buy that. Its so very rough around the edges, and im afraid if i cut it back much more itll just fall apart."


    "Well, then let me pay for it." Nihere reached for his wallet, before his hand got slapped.


    "No! Just take it, consider it a gift."


    Nihere chuckled a little and smiled. "Alright, alright." He placed it in his bag and continued setting out some of the other figures for sale.


    ((+1 Small Wooden Dragon Figure))


    The day passed rather uneventfully. Some people bought, some people just looked, and others made conversation with Nihere and Ana. It was mid evening, and Nihere thanked Ana once again for the dragon figure, before leaving. He was making his way home when he saw a crowd, much larger than usual at the Inn. Nihere asked around, and apparently, four Branded had come up from the well at the same time. Everyone wants to know whats going on, but the Inn was focusing much more on making sure the four were okay, rather than answering the questions posed by the public.


    One of the nurses recognized Nihere and brought him aside from the crowd. She asked him to help with the Branded- specifically, to be there when they awaken, since Branded are often confused and angry. Nihere agreed, and was brought into the Inn, and set in a room away from the branded. They told him they would come get him when the Branded were almost awake. Nihere nodded, sat and waited.

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    posted a message on [OoC][Reviewing applications; not accepting] A Wrinkle in the World
    Quote from Scarfking»


    -snip-

    Abilities:

    Steady: Costing 7 FP, Nihere can ensure his aim will be true to any target withing 50 meters, despite the conditions.

    Arrowhead: Nihere can augment the head of his current arrow to one of five different options at 10 FP.
    -Thunder: Thunder increases the base damage by 20%, and stuns the target for 1 turn. The target will become immune to Thunder until the end of Nihere's next turn.
    -Flame: Flame increases the base damage by 80%.
    -Chill: Chill increases the base damage by 30%, and slows the enemy, reducing their SPD and reaction time for 3 turns.
    -Rock: Rock increases the base damage by 50%, and knocks the enemy back 5 meters, as well as causes an END check to see if the enemy has fallen over.
    -Pierce: Pierce ignores any defensive bonus the target has from any armor or shields.

    Diplomat: Nihere gains a passive bonus whenever trying to negotiate or convince someone.

    Primary Weapon: Nihere uses his Longbow, and always keeps ten arrows on him at any time. (Though he would stock up for an adventure.)

    Other Inventory: He wears a blue hooded robe with orange accents that reaches his knees. He also has a pair of brown pants and shoes. In addition, he has 4 gold coins and 73 silver coins.


    Edited. Also, your concern between Steady and Pierce was my intention- Steady only makes it hit the target, despite say, rain, movement, or fog. WHERE the arrow actually hits is another story entirely.
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    posted a message on [OoC][Reviewing applications; not accepting] A Wrinkle in the World

    Username: Scarfking

    Character Name: Nihere

    Race: Human

    Appearance: Nihere is a young man, roughly 22, who stands at 5'8". His mark is a diamond on his left cheek. He has black hair that he keeps in a ponytail that reaches the base of his neck. Some people say it looks like the tail of a lizard. His build is muscular, but thin.

    Backstory: Nihere remembers a young boy, maybe eight or ten years old, with short blonde hair. His brother perhaps? All he can remember is his face... and leaving it behind as it cries. This memory haunts him to this day. Who was he? Why did he cry? Why did Nihere leave him? Despite searching his soul for seemingly countless hours, he cannot remember anything more. Though whoever it was, it was someone very important to Nihere- that he knew for absolute certain.

    Because of his memory, he hates seeing people cry and suffer. He does what he can to help others, even at a cost to himself. To him, nothing is more satisfying or precious than a smile on someone's face. Sometimes its just a shoulder to lay on, or a simple joke to make people feel better. Because of this, he's been given the nickname "Ni-Helper" by most everyone. His ideal is to make the world a better place, so that nobody has to suffer. He knows the goal is impossible in his lifetime. But maybe some day...

    Archetype: Given his caring nature, one might think he would be a Cleric or doctor, but his studies into White Magic and medicine proved fruitless. However, he is able to utilize the Bow and some offensive magic to moderate extent. He calls himself the "Bow-Mage", since he combines these two practices.


    Stats:

    HP: 68
    FP: 50

    STR: 6
    DEX: 13
    SPD: 10
    END: 6
    WIL: 10
    INT: 8

    Abilities:

    Steady: Costing 7 FP, Nihere can ensure his aim will be true to any target withing 50 meters, despite the conditions.

    Arrowhead: Nihere can augment the head of his current arrow to one of five different options at 10 FP.
    -Thunder: Thunder increases the base damage by 20%, and stuns the target for 1 turn. The target will become immune to Thunder until the end of Nihere's next turn.
    -Flame: Flame increases the base damage by 80%.
    -Chill: Chill increases the base damage by 30%, and slows the enemy, reducing their SPD and reaction time for 3 turns.
    -Rock: Rock increases the base damage by 50%, and knocks the enemy back 5 meters, as well as causes an END check to see if the enemy has fallen over.
    -Pierce: Pierce ignores any defensive bonus the target has from any armor or shields.

    Diplomat: Nihere gains a passive bonus whenever trying to negotiate or convince someone.

    Primary Weapon: Nihere uses his Longbow, and always keeps ten arrows on him at any time. (Though he would stock up for an adventure.)

    Other Inventory: He wears a blue hooded robe with orange accents that reaches his knees. He also has a pair of brown pants and shoes. In addition, he has 4 gold coins and 73 silver coins.

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    posted a message on [Interest Check] A Wrinkle In The World: A Stat-Based Forum RPG

    Seems interesting. I wasnt interested at first, since Stat-based RPs tended to be extremely slow and boring, but since you explained the stats are only for things like skill checks, im willing to give this a shot. I also like the leveling system you have in mind- it rewards creativity and good writing.

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    posted a message on Mysteries of the Ancients [IC]

    On and on. The fights kept happening. "None of the contenders ever truly amounted to anything comparable to me." she whispered. It was boring her. One may think she's prideful and conceited, but in reality she spoke truth. From her perspective, they were mere ants- ants she could easily step on and crush with little effort. She held a hand out and re-examined the mark on the back of it- the same as ever, a simple spiral pattern, colored purple. Many people assumed it was merely a henna or tattoo, but only she knew how important it was, and what it truly meant.


    "Now is the time, my child..." A voice spoke in her head.


    She blinked. "Very well." Hidden among the crowd of the tournament, a voice rose out. A feminine, but borderline insane voice slowly began to be heard by everyone.


    "Kanti a distiora, isorita aritiosa, di tia fidio la mita,

    Ah, Isorta, Diorta.

    Mi ditiora fiu, sori ita amara diu, mitia firia dictoso,

    Ii, Idata, Aria."


    The very ground began to shake underneath the arena and the ruins as she spoke these words, increasing in magnitude as she continued. The crowd was scattering as the guards started to approach.


    "Konstia a-asa,

    Mistia via diya.

    Sarima a-asa,

    Ari maria diya."


    Suddenly, the ground stopped for a split second, before a giant stone suddenly forced its way out of the earth. And then another. And another. Eventually, five stone pillars, resembling the fingers of a hand had appeared.


    "Yes, yes yes! You have done well!" The woman didn't truly care. Power was Power, and she was willing to do anything for it. It was simply another kingdom left to be destroyed by the Stone Beasts.


    ~


    Ki'than has heard the feminine voice, and was mystified. The ground had shook upon seemingly her command- a woman dressed in a minimalistic purple garment. It covered her chest to her knees, but it wasnt very thick or sturdy. He was planning on confronting her as soon as possible, but then a gigantic rock, easily four times his own height emerged from the ground. Four others joined it soon after. Ki'than circumnavigated these, only to find the woman in purple gone.


    The stone pillars then slammed on the ground as another stone appeared, connecting the ends of the five pillars. As more stones emerged, Ki'than realized that what he first saw weren't pillars- they were fingers. Eventually, a collection of stones gathered together to form the rough likeness of a bear. Ki'than turned to look, and saw a group of battle mages coming from the city, calling for everyone to run.


    Ki'than paused a moment. Logically, he knew that there was no possible way for him to take on this beast as he is now. However, his pride told him to attack, and become known as a hero among the humans. He debated it for a split second before drawing his sword and striking the creature's rear left paw. Ki'than's pride backlashed, and he hurt himself and damaged his sword. He dropped his weapon for a moment and held his hand, before looking to see the creature about to step on him.


    "MOVE!"


    It was Sontar- the very elf that Ki'than fought earlier today. He had tackled the Ztaari out of the way just in time. "We have to get out of here, now!" Ki'than said nothing and followed Sontar, away from the city, in a general direction towards a village about three days' travel from the city.


    "Why there?" Ki'than asked. "Bigger chance of monsters!" Ki'than was more focused on getting his point across than worrying about grammar.


    "Lesser chance of that thing." Sontar pointed at the Stone Bear, and Ki'than saw it was headed towards the city, the battle mages doing little to impede it.


    After a short while, Ki'than and Sontar stopped under a tree to catch their breath. The Stone Bear was now at the city gates, and people were fleeing in every direction. Ki'than breathed a moment, and took the time to really understand what had just happened in order to commit it to memory.


    Woman in purple. Stone pillars. Stone beast. Stupid decision. Got saved. Ran. City being attacked.... What now?

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Symmetra 1/2

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Magnolia 1/2

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    I guess i'll grab Fi 1/2

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Marie (2/2)

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Marie will continue to sing songs. (1/2)

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Symmetra will stick around. (2/2)

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Im still a Symmetra main. (1/2)

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Magnolia: 2/2

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    posted a message on The Forum Arena

    Magnolia: 1/2

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