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A man dressed in his military uniform looked up at a massive hole in the ceiling of this almost-bare room, his fingers drumming on the table. He'd been waiting since morning. Since then, the sun had risen to the exact point in the center of the hole. The glare was blinding to look into. How long past the appointed time had he been here? He'd heard the dragons prided themselves on their timeliness but clearly this wasn't the case. The door behind him creaked open a little bit. "Sir," a barely-masculine voice called out, "are you even sure they're coming? It's been two hours and there's no sign of any dragons coming in to explain-"

 

"Shh," the man in the room glared at the door. There were wingbeats outside. "There's our sign."

 

A White Dragon half-flew, half-fell into the room, landing awkwardly on the cold floor. The hole she came in was certainly large enough to get out of in case things went south. All the White had to do was fly back out. "I'm sorry for the delay. It was a very busy morning, what with-"

 

"Two. Hours. Are you this late when a dragon gets injured?" The man glared at the White, who sighed.

 

"That's what I was getting at. Another dragon was killed today."

 

The man would reach into one of his uniform's many pockets. "Speaking of being killed..." He tossed a few photographs onto the table.

 

They depicted a home that hadn't been touched... except the bedrooms, which were covered with erratic spatterings of blood. The bodies had been moved to a morgue long before the pictures were taken. One picture was of a tear in the wall, made by claws. Too long to be any sort of cat, certainly. "What creatures do you know of that can do that to a wall? And to innocent people, for that matter?" The White froze up. She knew the answer to that question, and anyone with the audacity to ask such a thing knew as well.

 

Thankfully for the White, a voice came from above. Above the room. Not to be confused with the heavens. "Paz, you don't have to answer that question. I have some questions of my own." A brilliant blue head and its elongated neck came down from the hole. The dragon they belonged to was too large to fit, and its chest and forelegs were visible from inside the room as he lay next to the hole.

 

Paz looked back at the newcomer. "...Vibrant Thunder? I thought you were going to stay with your family and protect them from-"

 

The much larger dragon huffed, ruffling Paz's feathers with the breath. "From what? None of us knew what was killing the dragons,"-the past tense confused both Paz and the soldier-"and, in all likelihood, we never would have... if not for the death of a dragon just a few hours ago!" A line of orange dots on Vibrant Thunder's neck revealed itself, glowing even in the bright daylight. "And that carcass Paz was seeing had been murdered, in cold blood, by some sort of weapon. Now, if you can name a dragon that can wield a sword, I'd be impressed."

 

Paz winced. This day was getting worse and worse. One last rational explanation crossed her mind. There was a breed of humanoid dragon that could have done this. "It could be a Drakonaar-"

 

"A Drakonaar can't fit into a house. Besides, this is no territorial dispute..." Vibrant Thunder immediately shot down the theory. Then he sighed, prepared to deliver one last warning.

 

"If I see any humans near my lair, they're dead. I'm not making exceptions to any of you." His head raised back out of the room, and his powerful wings carried him away from the area. Paz leaped after him.

 

"Wait! Vibrant! You can't just assume that..." She couldn't keep up with that ancient creature and flopped onto the ground outside.

 

The soldier slammed the door on his way out of the room, not even bothering to pick the photographs back up. Not only did he waste hours of his time for nothing, he also found out that the dragons believed humanity was to blame for their problems! "We may be going to war soon..."

 

--END MORE RECENT PAST--

--BEGIN HISTORY LESSON--

Humanity landed a spaceship on this planet 500 years ago. The dragons thought that this would herald the end of the world and fought to protect their homes. Despite being heavily outnumbered, the crew of the massive ship managed to stay alive for two and a half years.

 

Soon after, a massive dragon-like being appeared amidst the combat. It seemed too artificial to be a real Western dragon; it didn't have any curves to its body, for example. It seemed to have been chiseled out of some dark material. The entire battlefield seemed to freeze in time. The being had a simple warning, echoing in the native language of everyone present: If he saw another human landing on this planet again, they might not have anywhere to go back to. With that, the ships that were orbiting were brought gently down to the surface, then subsequently turned to sand. The people in the sand were teleported out soon after, unharmed.

 

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In the present day, the wounds still haven't healed completely. Peace seemed to be coming soon to the land... then humanity began falling to one of the planet's darkest secrets.

 

---END BACKSTORY/PLOT---

 

TL;DR:

Welcome to an unnamed planet! Well, humanity's given it some boring "Alright, here's the star it orbits. Name it after the star, but add an extra letter" name, so how about we call it that?

 

Ares-B, or just Ares for short, is smaller than Earth, but otherwise contains many of the same features. Well, it has dragons, if that's considered a feature of a planet.

 

...Unfortunately, it seems like dragons are being murdered by something with tools and humans are being killed by beings with claws, and the peace is beginning to tear apart.

 

RULES

  • Dragon Cave rules, as well as Dragon Cave Forum rules, apply.
  • Be PG-13. We don't need to know where your character's insides went.
  • Don't play God or control someone else's character.
  • To show that you've read these rules, remove the Proof line from the character sheet.
  • Semi-literate: please have 5 sentences per post.
  • Magic works strangely in this world; as a result, no magic user can have more than two elements or have two elements that work against each other. Elements are defined below.
  • PM Character Sheets to me. I'll add them here if they're accepted.
  • Limit fully OOC posts to only one per week. RPing alongside an OOC post is okay.
DRAGONS

 

The dragons here are diverse. They're not just Dragon Cave dragons; almost any dragon (within a few rules) can be found on Ares. Not only are large dragons being killed, but eggs and hatchlings are being stolen.

 

There are only a few rules here for using dragons:

  • They must not be inherently OP/godlike (i.e. GoNs, Dragon Aspects, what have you)
  • They must not be from the Dragon Requests or Completed Requests list
  • They must not be from another adoptables site.
  • This isn't so much a rule as a suggestion: Try not to play a dragon that's the last of its kind. I understand the allure in doing so, but think about what happens to endangered species in the real world. Now imagine that happening to your dragon, who is a sentient being. Do you understand now?
As a side note, here are the magical elements:

 

Fire: You know. Fire. The manipulation of heat. The opposite of water.

Water: The manipulation of sweet, sweet liquid H2O. (This sometimes manifests as controlling ice instead; this is the same element.) The opposite of fire.

Earth: All things dirty and rocky and plantlike. The opposite of both air and electricity.

Air: Controlling the flow of all that stuff in the air we breathe. Opposite to earth.

Electricity: Magic-users with this element toy with lightning and other electrical spells. Mostly lightning, though. The opposite of Earth.

Dark: How utterly spooky. Those who have chosen this path, or have simply had the element since birth, are able to manipulate shadows, and have often found that curses work well with this element. Opposite to Light.

Light: Appropriately, the users of this element control light. They often combine herbs with healing spells derived from this element to cure the sick and mend the injured. Opposite to Dark.

Arcane: This element includes powers that aren't tied to any particular element, including levitation, telekinesis, and in some cases, a degree of control over time itself.

 

And a character sheet!:

 

Dragon Character Sheet

Username:

Character Name:

Universe (if one exists):

Age:

Gender:

Species (or denomination if no species exists):

Appearance:

Personality:

Abilities/Weapons (include Magical Elements if applicable):

History:

Proof that you read the rules:

 

HUMANS

 

The bread and butter of any RP. The humans here are quite advanced, seeing as how they made it to Ares in a spaceship. However, their towns and cities look more like the settlements of 2016, due to the lack of building materials for the more futuristic buildings found back on Earth. They still have an awful lot of their old technology, though, including their guns.

 

Some humans have opted to learn magic from dragons. While humans were never as great at spellcasting as a dragon, they were quick to learn their new craft. There would eventually be at least one mage for every 7 people in a town. As humanity became closer with dragons, a few dragon riders did emerge, but they're still relatively rare.

 

All in all, humanity is more versatile than dragonkind.

 

Human Character Sheet:

Username:

Character Name:

Age:

Gender:

Appearance:

Personality:

Abilities/Weapons (include Magical Elements if possible):

History:

Proof that you read the rules:

 

But what about other humanoids?

 

Generally, something under this category is either a. a space-faring race or b. a race common in fantasy novels. And that's okay, but there's only one rule to this: It can't be very specific. This is technically a Multiverse, yes, but that's for dragons. Wanna be an elf? Sure! It just can't be pinned to a specific universe.

 

Also, a race that's "always been on Ares" is probably also experiencing murder.

 

As for the race that ??? is... I won't let you be playing or NPCing those yet until I let ya. It's just that it's supposed to be a mystery, and I'd rather you not try and make it out for yourself.

 

Other Races Character Sheet:

Username:

Character Name:

Age:

Gender:

Species:

Appearance:

Personality:

Abilities/Weapons (include Magical Elements if possible):

History:

Proof that you read the rules:

 

The Lay Of The Land (Or: What The Area Looks Like)

 

The playable area in this RP is Ares' main continent. The continent is slightly oblong, with the resulting oval pointing northeast (and southwest). In the center of the landmass is a fairly large mountain, rising to be about 6,000 feet over the ocean. To the west are more arid climates, with desert closest to the mountain, while the east is covered in wetter areas. A rainforest grows next to the mountain, followed by deciduous forests, and then swamp closer to the sea. As one heads north, the biomes get colder alongside the climate, eventually ending in tundra. The south seems to be all deciduous forest, as if nature hadn't told it that the climate was too warm.

 

Below are the following posts:

1. List of character sheets

2. Reserved

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Any question marks will be filled in as you (another RPer) gets the details through RP.

 

Username: DSL

 

Character Name: ???

 

Age: ???

 

Gender: Male

 

Species: ???

 

Appearance: This humanoid creature clearly isn't native to this continent, or even to this world. The first noticable feature is his height; he's standing at around nine foot six, but instead of his girth being larger to compensate, it seems like he was stretched to become this height. This doesn't seem bother him at all. His skin is pitch-black, and he wears armor that's only a few shades lighter. However, the armor has short, illuminated pink crystals protruding from it. When they're not lit up, they appear more red than pink. His eyes are the same color pink and similarly luminescent with darker shades of pink for pupils. They seem almost like a cat's or a dragon's in how they appear.

 

On the ends of his elongated hands and fingers are natural claws, nearing 7 inches when extended. His gloves are the only section of his armor that isn't made entirely of the strange metal, instead being a leathery substance that matches his natural skin tone instead. Either he doesn't have hair, or it's so short it's hidden underneath his black hat. It seems to be of human make, and there have been golden-colored feathers stuck into it.

 

Personality: ??? is highly reclusive. He knows that if he reveals himself, his life will surely be forfeit. Because of this, he hides constantly, watching events from far away.

 

Abilities/Weapons (include Magical Elements if applicable): Light/Water (in the form of Ice). Much of ???'s power comes from enchantments placed on both his armor and his blades. He dual-wields dark-colored spellblades that either glow gold or sky blue depending on what element he wants to invoke with them. He doesn't normally cast spells without using his spellblades. ??? has a seemingly innate ability to teleport, and uses it constantly.

 

His claws aren't just for show, though, although they have no enchantments and break regularly. The only thing keeping ???'s claws that long is his regeneration. When he's been resting for a while after a fight, his armor begins mending over wounds, followed by the wound itself beginning to close. It can take over a day to be fully healed, depending on the severity of his injuries. (If it'd take any longer, he'd die before he could regenerate.) He can't be healed by magical means; this is his only way of mending wounds.

 

History: ???

 

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[currently finishing, please hold]

Username: DSL

 

Character Name: Ghost

 

Age: Even he's not sure. He lost count a long time ago.

 

Gender: Male

 

Species: He's a ghost. Wow! What a shocking twist!

 

Appearance: He looks somewhat like the outline of a 12-year-old kid, with the entirety of his body being white and having a faint glow. He seems to be wearing a short sleeved shirt and long pants, but there's no real texture to them. They're white, as well. His hair is slightly longer than what would be considered normal. Ghost's eyes are blank white no matter what form he chooses to take.

 

If you were to touch him, you'd find that he takes on the temperature of the air around (and technically inside) him. Ghost doesn't have any scent. In addition, he has no real taste. Why were you trying to eat a ghosty? That's very rude.

 

Occasionally, he forgets a particular illusion he puts on himself, revealing an intricate pattern of red marks all across where his skin would be. They grow and shrink in length based on how much power he has.

 

Personality: Ghost jokes around quite a bit, but his "pranks" (if you could call using his powers to cause chaos that's often surprisingly widespread a "prank") have cost his reputation. Not that he cares so much about his reputation, either. Ghost often deflects questions about his past, and much of what's known about him is from the past few years.

 

Many of the verbal jokes he makes are actually quite condescending.

 

Abilities/Weapons (include Magical Elements if possible): Dark/Electricity.

 

History:

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