First off, most of the action in this RP will be shown in a comic, which will be drawn and posted here by me. It will only contain one "main" character which will be defined and designed by all of the people involved in the RP. Secondly, this will be an "interactive" comic, meaning the story will move according to nominations and votes towards which actions the main character should take.
So we don't have any characters of our own?
You do, each person participating in this RP will have a "Watcher". A god-like entity which shall discuss with its colleagues what path should their "Hero" take. Watchers are totally and only under control of their respective creators. Each player is also completely allowed to suggest NPCs which could show up during the RP.
What exactly is the story for this?
Wall of text, incoming.
"At first and for a long time, there was nothing, but from this nothing, a glint of light misteriously sparked, and from this light were born several creatures, these creatures would later be reffered to as "Watchers". The Watchers, looking at the whole universe around them and turning it into their sandbox, crafted the first planet. Which they named "Primor", their first creation, although at the time it was nothing but a giant ball of stone.
The Watchers, all of them, were then tasked with thinking of ideas, suggestions, to improve Primor and make it even more interesting. The Watchers suggestions went on sparkling, and with each one, Primor gained something new and grew. One of the first ideas for Primor, was the creation of it's brother, the sun. After they realized they could make more planets like Primor, they made several others to spin around it's orbit, but they were all mere decorations.
Eventually more suggestions kept being added to Primor. So were created the first elements, fire, water, earth and wind. Primor continued to grow and expand with each passing moment, The Watchers made an even more beatiful place. That's when it occured to then, why not make more living beings, which could then populate Primor? The first animals appeared and several more followed, ranging from innofensive and frail creatures to fierce and gargantuan beasts. Eventually, they realized all of their creations so far lacked one thing, brains, and as such, they decided to make an animal which would be able to reason and think, much like they were, although that one animal wouldn't have power which couldn't even come close of that of a Watcher.
Thus was born the first human. The Watchers marvelled as the humans developed and created great cities, and bested creatures even a hundred times more powerful than then. And then it came, religion, the Watchers started to notice that the humans bowed and chanted to idols, through observation, they discovered those idols were no more, no less than iconic representations of themselves. On one side, it was fascinating that the humans had aknowledged the existance of The Watchers, on the other, they were getting it all wrong. Their definitions ranged from The Watchers being humans just like them, to them being actually gigantic phallic symbols with unnatural power, The Watchers couldn't help but all facepalm.
The Watchers all agreed the humans needed to be oriented to at least worship their creators properly. But how would they do that? Eventually, one of the Watchers suggested they took control of one of the humans bodies and used that person as a vessel so they could transmit their message. All of the Watchers agreed to that and possessed a man, whom they named Angarius. Being under direct control from the Watchers, Angarius was gifted amazing powers in the human world and was quickly recognized as a messiah.
Angarius teached the many people all around the world about what their gods truly were and the old symbols were switched for icons which represented the ideas that each Watcher had contributed with to Primor. By example, the Watcher who had came up with the idea of the Sun, had that as his symbol. The Watchers enjoyed as they were cheered on and adored, wherever they went. One of The Watchers in special, the youngest of the Watchers and the one who hadn't yet contributed with any suggestions, Livor, had taken quite a liking to being praised by the humans, even though, having done nothing yet, he had no symbol of his own.
One day...Livor betrayed his fellow Watchers and before any of them could notice what was happening, Livor had sealed all of his brothers in a mundane necklace, he couldn't possibly destroy his own brothers since they were, together, a much stronger force than he was, but he could at least seal then off, he then had Angarius lock away the necklace in an underground vault, never to be found again. Shortly after that, Livor and Angarius took the whole world under their own rule. Demanding the immediate destruction of all of the symbols which represented the other watchers and putting in their place the recently created symbol of Livor, the planet itself. Livor converted all of the humans into believing that, instead of there being several Watchers, there was only one "God" which was him.
And it remained that way for many many years, until one day, a pair of kids ended up inside that vault during an earthquake. Trying to find their way out, one of them got in contact with a mysterious necklace, and at this very moment, a new Angarius had been born."
So...What is the setting of this story?
Fantasy Industrial. Swords and crossbows are still used for fighting occasionally but rifles and handguns are pretty much the standard. Standard animals all exist plus a few magical creatures. Magic is only possible for an Angarius. Most advanced type of transportation are steam powered ships. All cities are ruled by and worship Livor, who is still inside the original Angarius.
But...If our protagonist basically has the power of several gods, won't this story be kinda short?
Being sealed in the amulet for so long weakened the powers of all of the Watchers within it and also completelly sapped several of them, as they channel and use their powers through the Angarius, however, their power will slowly be restored. The vessel's power will grow according to how much he uses it, while carrying the necklace the vessel is also immortal, independent of how strong his connection to the Watchers is. As soon as the vessel lets go of the necklace, however, he loses all of his powers until he retrieves it. At the maximum level of power, the Angarius no longer needs to carry the necklace around since he'll have channeled all of the Watchers out of it and into himself.
So...How is this going to work exactly?
Events that occur inside the necklace will be RPed in the usual manner, with text and among the RPers. The events within the necklace, however, should be used to discuss what shall be the next step for the hero in the outside world, which, once decided, will be drawn and shown by me in comic style. While discussing inside the necklace, the Watchers can take any shape they desire in case they want to make themselves feel more confortable or think they're able to express themselves better in that manner, all of the discussions are held in a magically created temple inside the necklace. (Check "References" section for pictures.)
Signed up so far.
Nicsp - Adustio (Watcher of the Sun)
Sparrowsmith - Aldous (Watcher of Mechanics)
Naridar - Aphdeagos (Watcher of Doubt)
Ryuga - Mu (Watcher of Death)
Omnial - Garnyti (Watcher of plants)
Kratour - Aarutii (Watcher of Emotion and Freedom)
Watcher of... Symbol: (Please do try to have your symbol being somehow related to what you're the watcher of.)
Preffered appearance: (Watchers have no definite appearance, but can take one while inside the necklace temple, if they desire.)
References: (Will be updated as necessary)
The Necklace Temple
Gazing into the white sphere at the centre of the temple allows a Watcher to see through the eyes of the Angarius. Words spoken close enough to the sphere will be heard by the Angarius. A Watcher can assume direct control of the Angarius by touching the sphere.
Story so far:
Alaine and her brother, Cain, after falling into a hole during an earthquake, ended up in an old vault. Inside the vault, Alaine came into contact with an old necklace which, as she soon found out, was the cage of a small group of Gods. She accepted the Watchers pledge and became her new vessel in the fight to take their tyrant brother, Livor, out of power. As soon as she woke up, Alaine and her brother quickly left the vault, although her brother is now questioning where her newfounds magical powers come from. Alaine then suggested they used her newfound powers to free the kids being opressed in the orphanage they came from.
Current physical health: Fine
Current mental health: Fine
Relationship with other characters: Cain Heros: Friend
Questions? Feedback? Suggestions? Feel free to PM me or post them here! I will answer them as soon as i can.