The citadel of Strolen is truly a wondrous place. People arrive in it from all dimensions, and are not forced to stay at all, though many do simply due to the pleasantness of it. It is a tranquil nexus, where the denizens happily converse with each other and share imaginitive ideas and their brilliance. Many who enter this nexus take up the occupation of bieng scribes, wherein they write on a magical papyrus (devised by the lord Strolen), descriptions of various objects and ideas, and store them in the few buildings which accomodate them: The Items library; the Characters Sanctuary; the Settings Museum; and the Ideas guild.
These scribes have the ability to invoke the powers of these scrolls at will - calling upon Items for them to use, or summoning creatures for aid or protection. Sending people to various settings or changing a characteristic of someone by invoking the powers of an idea. The use of these scrolls are very taxing, however, and only two or three may be used in the period of a day, lest one render themselves in a comatose state for months on end. Once a scroll is invoked, it will magically burn away to nothing until a scribe gets ahold of the weapon, person, setting or idea, and uses the powers given by their benevolant lord 'Strolen', to reverse the effects, once again placing it back in written word to be stored again.
Yes, this nexus is truly a terrific place where, dispite the occasional roudy individuals which take up residence, everybody gets along harmoniously.
But then, One cannot own paradise, without others trying to take it for their own.
From other dimensions in this vast, vast universe, comes others occasionally - not to take up residence and stay under the rule of Strolen and his select few lords, but who are jealous of the greatness in the citadel, and choose to raid the town to try and thieve the valuable stores of knowledge in each of those buildings. These evil biengs can be of all shapes and sizes, from furballs, to mighty dragons. Usually, they are of little problem, as they are disorganised and can be beaten back using the power of the scrolls, but What if, one day, a rival nexus (not as powerful as Strolens citadel, of course, but still powerful) were to form a group or clan of some sort and invade? How would the people of this Citadel hold together? What tricks will they use? What scrolls will they invoke? Should one destroy the 'overmind' of this group, of course, the rest of the forces would fall into disarray and become confused - therefore making it little trouble to dispatch the remainder of the army.
All Characters must play as themselves - not to pick out anyone specifically but if, for example, you happen to be a penguin in some fool costume... lets say a pirate costume... that would be your physical makeup
Or if you happened to be a large dragon taking residence in a barn? Thats what you would be.
But penquins can be wily and sneaky, and underestimated, and dragons can be too large for their own good at times...
Plus the physical powers of people doesnt matter too much when they have the power of the scrolls to use, not to mention the several magi within the Citadel who have access to their powers to an extent.
[OOC]People may only invoke scrolls that are actually in the citadel - they can 'summon' certain scrolls to their hands with ease due to a categorising system using numbers that Strolen divised (Eg, uttering the words "npc 32" will bring the character 32 scroll to the players hand - This is so people can look up that item a bit more easily too) The readings of the name of the item/character etc will be required to summon that object, and the scroll must be in hand and opened to do it. Nobody can call upon a scroll which has already been used in the RP.[/OOC]
Please dont create quick new items and the like for the purpose of the RP. Dont use this Roleplay as an excuse to create boring and munchie items/characters.
The scrolls will crumble away to nothing if the scrolls do not incoorperate an order of balance and sensibility about what is written on them (e.g, what happens to those non-descript items that 'disappear' from the archives every now and then)
This RP will be the first ive GM'ed so please excuse my ignorance =) Captainpenguin will be co-GMing it with me, I believe, so he can pick up where I fail.
This section is for OOC comments, suggestions, questions, thoughts and ideas for the RP, And Since I don't really have any of it planned out, I will be counting on comments to help the game unravel =)
--- A possible thought for the RP is the group having to cleanse out each of the four buildings of scroll-storing from the enemies in them, to stop them stealing them, and then find the 'ringleader' for it. Please post thoughts, etc... ---