Of Cats and Dogs - rp - 03-06-2012, 11:00 PM
1. Unless you are Cheshire1991, Miranda_, or Silent_Wolf, you are not pre-approved to post characters in here. Please private message me your proposed into post. Even if you are, pm me with which role you play; generic diplomat, warrior escort, etc.
2. NO Mary Sues/Gary Stus. If you don't know what that is, the rp section has plenty of Stickies. And, please, limit mature things; if two characters in a romantic relationship want to go farther, you can go up to a certain point, then post something along the lines of “x-ratedness” along the bottom to indicate that -things- happen.
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4. Only anthromorphic characters are allowed, and all attributes to each race are described later in this post.
5. This rp has no character form. This means no pictures, no basic list of things like name, age, description, or position. You must describe this yourself in an intro post. If you're having a hard time, please contact me for help/examples.
This world is not like the world you know. For here, surrounded by the deep ocean, there are only four large continents, and four sentient races corresponding to each continent. The the north is home to the Avians, or Bird People. To the south, The Cetaceans, or Dolphin People. The east, the Canines, or the Wolf People, and, to the east, the Felines, or the Big Cat People.
For centuries, all four races lived in peace. But then the Felines began to develop industrially, and found that they needed -and wanted- more resources. Thus, they sought to take over the other continents. They succeeded in taking Aves (the Bird People) and Cetacea (The Dolphin People), but could not seem to overcome the “barbaric” wolves on Canis.
For many years they fought on, the rigid discipline of the Feline Empire against the wild, guerilla tactics of the people of Canis. Losses were extensive on both sides, and finally, the Empire felt that it could spare no more losses on the Wolves, and called for a treaty.
The treaty is to occur on Star Island, so named for its shape. The island is uninhabited, and has been for over a millennia. But there are some ruins there, ruins of a people long forgotten, a race just as fond of metals as the Cats.
Both the Cats and the Wolves send young diplomats on their first mission -including the Crown Princess from the Cats and the Alpha's Apprentice from the Wolves- to make the treaty.
Can they do it? Or will instincts take over and fighting break out?
(Note: For those of you approved to enter this rp, pm me for more plot details.)
Info on each race.
In this rp, all of the cat characters are, in fact, big cats; lions, tigers, panthers, etc. No house cats. When in “biped” form, they have the ears and tail of their species, and a cat's nose, while the rest of their bodies look human. When in cat form, they look like whatever species of big cat you chose; no unnatural colors or additions.
The Cats have great night vision, phenomenal hearing, high agility, and high flexibility. Most of the Cats, except the tigers, aren't fond of water. When they bathe, they do so for hygienic purposes rather than enjoyment. Their government is a monarchy.
The society is similar to that of England during the Second Industrial Revolution; think 1890s. Different classes, basic, steam-powered machines, and strict social protocol. They've done a lot of de-forestation, and their cities are built with a lot of brick still. And, yes, horses and carriage for transportation still; cars are only just being dreamed up.
The Wolves have wolf ears and a wolf tail, and blackened/pink noses, depending, and the rest is human. As with the Cats, only natural colors are tolerated.
Wolves have decent night vision, but not quite as good as the Cats'. They're stronger, they work better in groups, good hearing, phenomenal tracking abilities, and decent flexibility.
The Wolves are ruled by an Alpha Male and Alpha Female, who earn their position through various tests and competitions. These are taken while there is still a ruling Alpha, so whoever wins becomes the current Alpha's apprentice, and it taken in by the Alpha. The Alpha Male and Female are not necessarily mates, but they can be.
The society is laid-back and simple, with little social rules. The Cats think them “barbaric”, with their plain, sexless attire (everyone wears pants/trousers), their need to train everyone as a warrior at some point, and their lack of a solid class system; whoever's on top fought his/her way up.
Their land is largely forests, and left to be very wild. Their capital city is all made with wooden buildings.
Their continent “Aves” is pronounced “ah-vess”, rather than “ayvs”. The Bird People are overly peaceful; they couldn't even assemble a proper army when they were invaded. These people are highly religious, and focus more on the afterlife and their sky gods than anything secular. If not engaged in religious ceremonies, they ponder the abstract and are very scholarly.
Their streets are very basically paved, and this is easy to maintain, as the continent of Aves is mostly high plateaus, rocky mountains, and grasslands, with some proper, dune-y deserts here and there. They dress simply, in cotton robes and leather sandals, and almost always wear their long hair up.
No, the Avians are not like angels; their arms are feathered and awkwardly long, like proper wings. Like real birds, their bones are very light, and so are they. Avians tend to be tall and thin, with “beaky” noses. They are always some sort of bird of prey, and, as with the others, only natural colors for their species are allowed. The only thing animal-like about them when in human form is the feathered arms, granting them a limited power of flight. If flying high, long distances, or on windy days, they will take their proper bird form.
NO, these are NOT mermaids; otherwise, why would they live on land? They have webbed fingers and toes, and smallish teeth, but otherwise are actually the most human-looking of the bunch. Only natural colors of dolphins are allowed for their dolphin forms; there are, however, pink dolphins, if you do want an odd color. But a pink dolphin in human form would likely be a redhead of some sort; no unnatural hair.
The dolphins are obviously more suited to water than land, and can withstand high pressure and hold their breaths for a long period of time. Their very strong and very intelligent, and are even more developed than that Cats; unfortunately, the Cats still won, from sheer numbers; the dolphins have a hard time breeding and their population is relatively small.
They tend to wear efficient clothing, as sexless as the Wolves' but better made.
For now, we will only see Cats and Wolves; Avians and Dolphins won't show up until later. As such, please do not attempt to create bird or dolphin characters.
The two diplomatic groups have certain classes within them and are as follows; please pm me with which one you want to start with:
Princess (has to be lion): spirit_queen
Alpha Male Apprentice
Alpha Female Apprentice
Betas Apprentices (both sexes)
Due to the fact that we don't have that many rpers, I'm not overly concerned with numbers. However, there is only one princess, and two Alpha Apprentices, as well as two Beta Apprentices. There are “leaders” open for the other races, but their titles won't be revealed until later. Since I've taken princess, I won't take any other important roles. Since this limited role is taken, I put my username beside it.
Any other questions? Please pm me!
Otherwise, let the games begin!
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