Welcome to the city of Goldwyn. The largest city ever to grace the surface of the world of Aerien. With size comes power, with power comes riches. But with power there are also those without it. Beggers, pan handlers, homeless. These are the scum that the rich avoid. But there is another scum that no one knows about. These are the people that you don't suspect. That bar keeper in your favorite tavern, the porter who works on Gold Way, that seamtress on Tailors Street, these are the people you'd never expect........to be thieves. They are the Runners of the Night. The people who work in the dark. Who run the Thieves Highway. In Goldwyn, the gaurd chief and the Mayor rule the day, but their power runs out when the sun goes down and the torches are lit. At night the thieves take over the city.
I am the guildmaster. That is what you shall call me. That is the name you shall know me by. And if you ever seek out my true identity, your search will end at the tip of my blade.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, let me explain why you are here... You are a stalker of shadows, with fingers both quick and light. You are aware of the softest sounds and move even softer. Your friends are none, your obligations are less. You tread with the scum of the earth. You are a thief, and it's a pleasure to meet you.
Well in case you couldn't tell this RP is all about being a thief, a ninja or any of those other archetypes who spend their time in the shadows.
In this world, through training, people can learn how to leap great distances, blend into the shadows, carry great weights and run at super speeds. Sounds like DBZ right? Well think that if you want I sure as hell ain't gonna stop you. Thing is, this world is a Steampunk setting.
It's a fantasy world. Elves, dwarves and the rest but at the same time we got steam engines, steam-bots and low-grade trains racing around. Interested?
Type of Runner: (Thief, Ninja, Assassin, etc. You can have ninja mages so use your imagination)
Bio/History: (This RP has alot of room for character creation. Have fun.)
Abilities: (Born to dream? Make something up. I have final say though.)
Name: Ithalyn Nenzon
Type of Runner: Psionic Assassin
Bio/History: No one in Goldwyn knows much about Ithalyn, only that he arrived two years ago and has quickly became known as one of the best assassins around. No one knows of his abilities, only that he has never failed at a job. Many people have hired him for his talent in assassinations. He tends to go to the highest bidder.
Ithalyn is secretive and not jovial in the least. He takes himself seriously. He prides himself on being the best. He likes to take challenging jobs, but not stupid challenges. He would take a job to track down a long lost thief half a world away, but not to kill the leader of the most powerful guild around. He makes no attachments to anyone. He is well known around Goldwyn. Other than this not much is known.
Note: If at all possible, don't do what I did, have a background, I did it for a specific reason. If you're gonna do it, you need a good reason, and you need to tell me. Pm me.
Agility: Ithalyn is incredibly agile, moving and reacting at incredible speeds. He uses this to his full advantage as he fights, because sword play is, after all, all about finese.
Shadowmeld: Lots of thieves can do this. They know how to move, act like and just basically meld into the shadows and become one with them.
Lock and Trap knowledge: Ithalyn is very adept at setting, springing, finding, and disarming traps. This goes with locks, he is a master lock picker. He deals a lot with locks and traps as he is an assassin, and many of his victims try and protect themselves.
Ethereal Form: For a limited amount of time, Ithalyn can 'phase out' of the physical plane of existence, enabling him to move through walls, avoid physical damage, run away, anything he can think of. He can only do this about 2 times due to the incredible stress put on his mind to stay in that form. After that, he requires at least 8 hours of rest before he can safely attempt it again.
Mental Resistance: After years of training with his own abilities, and understanding how they work. Ithalyn has developed an incredible resistance to any tampering with his mind. He cannot be charmed or influenced, neither will any type of mental attack work on him, magic or otherwise. This also protects him from scrying, as he hides his presence from magical detection, distorting it. Anyone scrying him would come up with a blank image.
Mind Games: Ithalyn can do several minor things with his mental prowess. He can 'hurt' people by giving them pain in their brain, this is no more than a severe migraine, but it is enough to say...force a mage to lose concentration, or make a fighter lose focus in a battle. He can also pick up surface thoughts of those around him, however this takes concentration, and the victim can't know about the attempt, or it is easily foiled, as only surface thoughts can be read. However, he can't read the surface thoughts of those with disciplined minds.
Absorption: Ithalyn can take in the force of a physical attack, and release it back towards the attacker at about twice the power. However, this works somewhat like a spell, he has to have it prepared beforehand, and if he doesn't release it quickly enough it will simply exert itself onto him, more than likely killing him.