Original OOC start by Silthine:
Imagine an earth where every story and legend, god and monster, beast and being in mythology exists, out of the public eye of the vast majority of humanity. This hidden world, as intricate and full of tricks and traps as the unhidden one, operates alongside humans…though, sometimes, the worlds will clash, and both sides are affected.
ALPHA, an international human government organization, was created to defend the human population from any magical threat that might arise. However, what will happen when they go too far to protect humanity, and raise an ancient power that threatens to annihilate both worlds?
Set in a slightly different version of Modern-day Earth, this would be a contemporary/urban fantasy a la the Dresden Files or a lot of Charles de Lint’s works. Like I said above, every legendary beast or being is real in this universe, as well as magic-users and gods from every pantheon. Humans at large are unaware of this hidden world, but there are those that are clever-or foolish- enough to investigate it.
Technology levels: This is largely a modern-day Earth setting, but a few years in the future. This allows for more advanced technology- for example, a powerful handheld computer is extremely common, but not to the level of, say, Holodecks or anything. Technology and magic don’t go extremely well together, as magic messes up a lot of delicate functions, but magitek (magic + technology combined) devices do exist.
Playable Species: Well, the myths are the limit. Any creature from mythology can be played, from dragons to the Fair Folk to nuckelavees to humans. However, creatures must be kept ‘in-character’. For example, a manticore character will have a burning desire to maul and devour a human character. I will allow gods to be played as characters, but they must be ‘de-powered’ enough so that they are on pretty much the same level as everyone else. Same goes for dragons. Super-powerful characters who are a walking deus ex machina aren’t much fun! Alternately, you can play as one of the members of ALPHA, working against the magical creatures.
Magic: All I have to say here is: be reasonable. A character who is a full-out wizard will be more powerful in magic than, say, someone who focuses mainly on fighting. Magical creatures are unable to learn spells and things, but have innate magical abilities, such as a ‘glamour’ that allows them to go relatively unseen amongst humans. Magical beings like goblins and faeries and trolls and stuff can learn spells, but are crippled under the influence of iron, which acts like kryptonite on them.
The Story: Your character is one of the several that are swept up in a plot to save the world…or destroy it. Like I said above, ALPHA is an international human government organization that was created to defend the human population from any magical threat that might arise. However, a particular ALPHA operative has gone too far in the war against the hidden world. Commanding a project to harness the power of Hati and Skoll, the wolf brothers destined to devour the sun and the moon at Ragnarok, the operative plans to use this power to put an end to the hidden world once and for all…and commit genocide against every species of magical creature. Can you stop this plan before it’s too late?
(You can play as the operative, if you’re feeling particularly villain-inclined. However, PM me about it)
Who should play: I suggest knowing some mythology before joining in this RP. I’d be tossing in a LOT of references to various mythologies along the course of the storyline! Otherwise…anyone who wants to have a fun, adventurous, world-saving romp is welcome to join!
I hope this sounds appealing! Thanks!
Some other posts with important details:
In fact, I will join, though I'm still deciding on character.
I do have an idea / suggestion. A magical world counterpart to ALPHA. Though unlike ALPHA, they as much try to keep the magical world contained to itself as prevent aggressive actions from the human world. And they would maintain, if tentative, relations and cooperation with ALPHA. I'd like to be a leading field member (not top, but high up) of this organization if you're game for the idea.
Yeah! There are tons of those- like, the various magical being governments, for example the various faery courts and the dragon/gryphon/unicorn/etc syndicates. These organizations hire members as operatives, so, yeah, go right ahead. The world this is set in isn't 100% solidified, so I am fine with any suggestions.
OH YEAH- 'ALPHA' stands for Atlantic League for the Prevention of Human Annihilation. Yup.
Sweet, I'll conjure up some details for OMEGA, Oceanic Magical Entity Garrison and Authority, and hopefully have my character hammered out by morning.