Paradigm Shift - The Occuli Space

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  1. mindstorm787 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    .: Paradigm Shift :.

    Welcome to Paragon, a new VR experience that initiates players in a full-body experience into the world of Paragon, a land of magic users and practitioners. However, a dark force plagues the land, who is the new king, or Paragon of the land, by the name of Malfore. In this world, you can live a life of honing your magic, or joining in the fight against Malfore.

    At least, that's how initially was going to play out. But then again, nothing in life goes according to plan.

    • You have just purchased a copy of Paragon. You, and along with a few others begin playing on the launch date, excited to play the newest VR game for the Occuli System.
      Something goes wrong.
      You wake up with no memory of who you are and in a cell along with others whom are just as clueless as you are. You as you search your pockets, you find a slip with what seems to be your name, and what looks to be a book with a blue crystal on the cover. The cell is locked, and there seems to be no one else but you.

      You need to find a way out.​

      • This roleplay follows the rules of KH-Vids in its entirety. Treat them as an extension of the rules currently listed.
      • This roleplay is rated above PG-13. Thus, swearing is allowed to be slipped here, and any sexual and violent themes that pass PG-13 rules should be put in spoilers. If things get too hardcore, it doesn't belong, and I won't allow it.
      • If you're confused on something, contact me either by a DM here on KH-Vids, or send me a buzz on Discord. There is nothing worse than to make a mistake when it could be clarified so it can be avoided.
      • 1 character per person.
      • Wish to kill off a character? Ask me AND who controls the character first before you start throwing dangerous magicks around.
      • No Godmodding or metagaming allowed in any capacity. I get angrier for every 'missed' attacks or 'movements that don't count'.
      • Mary or Gary Stues are not allowed. Every character has a fatal flaw, and an all-perfect character is a boring one. Give your character some depth.
      • Posts should generally be 1-3 paragraphs at minimum, but I won't penalize you for putting in the extra effort. Just make sure to put breaks in between paragraphs.
      • Each player is given a week per post. I understand that some of you have obligations, but if you're going to be too busy to participate at some point, let me know, and I'll move on.
      • Give respect to earn respect. We're all fellow RPers here, and the best stories are made when people work well together.
      • I, or any administration I see fit to appoint reserve the right to change or modify rules as needed.
    • To sign up for this game, follow the format below.
      » Username:
      » Character Name:
      » Gender:
      » Sexuality:
      » Age: (Must be between 17 and 27)
      » Appearance:
      » Personality:
      » Starting Element: (Choose between Fire, Water, or Plant)
      » Short Backstory:
      » Main Theme: (Song that plays when your character is around and about)
      » Battle Theme: (Song the plays when your character is in a fight)

      • Between the 4 Territories is a grassy stretch of land known as neutral ground. Surrounding the area are the towns of Vashti, Asia, and Moira. Some ways beyond Moira, there is a natural patch of ground configured like that of a miniature battlefield, dubbed the Paragon's Ring, where casters from all around have went there to prove their worth.

        People of all diversities live in the Great Expanse, and societal life is a melting pot of culture and magic learning. People speak as one voice in the middle region.
        • To the North: The Lux Territorry.
        • To the South: The Gaian Territory.
        • To the East: Malfore's Peak.
        • To the West: Tempus Graveyard.
      • Dominating the Northern part of the land lies the desert region of the Lux Territory. Only one major town, Sobek, sits at the foot of a large pyramid, known as the Tomb of Enlightenment.

        People whom live in the Lux Territory are known Earthen or Light magic users, but racial hate for the more darker aspects of magic has been flaring up ever since Malfore had become Paragon. Beware of those whom despise dark arts when traversing the unforgiving sands.

        • To the North: The Ocean.
        • To the South: The Great Expanse.
        • To the East: The Pyrus Territory.
        • To the West: The Darklands.
      • Covering the Southern part of the land is the lush forests of the Gaian Territory. The Gaia Tree, nearly half the size of a certain Mt. Everest, stands tall in the middle of the forest, with a bustling town of Avas running up and down the trunks.

        People in the Gaian Territory are known to be naturally friendly to the more creative aspects of magic, and shun the more destructive types, fire magic included. But they otherwise have a deep-seated bond with the tree that provides for their every need, and invites those to share that bond.

        • To the North: The Great Expanse.
        • To the South: The Ocean.
        • To the East: Malfore's Peak.
        • To the West: The Aquos Territory.
      • The trading capital of Paragon, the Pyrus Territory is well-known for it's passionate people, it's stone-and-beach sights, and the hard bargains of trades. The two towns of Ignis and Cauz make up the trade routes around the other territories, leaving the Pyrus Territory wealthy.

        People in the Pyrus Territory are more known for fighting first, and asking questions later, and write off being a genius as being a detriment. They've been in a sort of cold war with the Aquos Territory opposite to them, due to politics. However, there is some conspiracy lurking around the territory, especially considering that the land borders Malfore's Peak.

        • To the North: The Ocean.
        • To the South: Malfore's Peak.
        • To the East: The Ocean.
        • To the West: The Lux Territorry.
      • The wellspring territory of knowledge, the Aquos Territory is a land of learning and experimentation. While the area is always raining due to the climate, the area is known for procurring the greatest minds to exist in Paragon, and is the centerpiece of politics and records alike.

        People in the Aquos Territory are more pragmatics than fighters, and snub those that lack intelligence. They've been in a sort of cold war with the Pyrus Territory opposite to them, due to politics. However, there is some conspiracy lurking around the territory, especially since the population keeps vanishing. Reports of the disappearances near the Tempus Graveyard.
        • To the North: Tempus Graveyard.
        • To the South: The Ocean.
        • To the East: The Gaian Territory.
        • To the West: The Ocean.
      • The Outer Slabs, or outer territories, are uncharted spots of land that have more of a negative reputation, depending on whom you talk to.

        To the West of the Great Expanse and the North of the Aquos Territory is the Tempus Graveyard. This patch of territory is a land of ruins, with broken clocks and hourglasses of varying sizes to buildings to children's toys. The land is uninhabitable, as a curse prevents the soil from growing and sort of sustenance. While many believe that the first Time caster created the respective element here, many are too afraid to get lost in this dreary spot of Paragon.

        North of the Tempus Graveyard is the Darklands. It is uncharted territory, and not much else is known about it other than those whom practice the darker aspects seek asylum from the racism of the Lux Territory.

        To the South of the Pyrus Territory is Malfore's Peak, where the current Paragon of the land resides. Said to have been shaped by the man himself, his castle can be seen even from the Great Expanse, a looming symbol of dread, as those whom challenge Malfore are never seen again.




    .: Accepted Characters :.

    • » Username: Aelin
      » Character Name: Raelyn Hayes
      » Gender: Female
      » Sexuality: Bi
      » Age:24
      » Appearance: Bloop
      » Personality: Outgoing, a bit of a trouble maker, Raelyn likes to just get out there and draw attention to herself in whatever way might work. Whether that is flirting, or causing trouble. Over all though Raelyn isn't a bad girl and if she decides she likes you, isn't hard to be friends with.
      » Starting Element: Water
      » Short Backstory: Jumping from foster family, to foster family, Raelyn never really had a family to call her own. The first few foster families didn't pay much attention to her, so Raelyn found herself getting in trouble to draw attention to herself, which ultimately got her kicked out and sent to the next home. As she grew older though she discovered that causing trouble wasn't the only way to get people to pay attention to her. She was a rather attractive young woman, and that also turned out in her favour for drawing attention. It could keep her out of trouble if she was with the right person, or just get her into more trouble. It wasn't until she was 16 that she found a good family that she lived with until she was 20 when she found her own place. In this time growing up however, Raelyn found herself drawn to video games whenever she was locked in the house for the trouble she caused. It gave her an escape, a new life where she was the hero of her own story, important to everyone, so when a new game came out that allowed her to actually be in the game, and not just act on behalf of some ripped guy or the chosen, gifted girl, Raelyn was too drawn to it to pass it up. She found herself in line for the midnight release, waiting to get her copy of the game.
      » Main Theme: This one
      » Battle Theme: Right Here
    • » Username: LadyAzura
      » Character Name: Evie Callaway
      » Gender: Female
      » Sexuality: Straight
      » Age: 18
      » Appearance: Poof!

      » Personality: Places the needs of others before herself, a little sensitive, extremely focused, excellent people skills, cheerful, a little reserved at times, patient, avoids being alone as well as cramped spaces
      » Starting Element: Plant
      » Short Backstory:
      Evie was the daughter of an upcoming politician. She had to go to several dinners with her father for business. She wanted to please her father and help him succeed in the world of Politics. From the way she dresses, to the schools she went to, down to what she ate, Evie obeyed her father's every wish. Sometimes whenever she had some free time and her father was out on business, she would spend most of that time either drawing or playing video games. One day, she was walking by her father's study when she had overheard her father and what appeared to be another politician, discussing various topics. One of the topics, however, was to have an arranged marriage between the politician's son and Evie. Her father had immediately agreed and she was shocked. After a few days, Evie was still a little shocked but she tried to keep her mind off it with the fact a new game would be coming out. She was so eager to play that she counted down the time until the game launched.
      » Main Theme: Poof Poof!

      » Battle Theme: Poof Poof Poof!
    • » Username: CrownMoksha
      » Character Name: Gale Hawkens
      » Gender: Male
      » Sexuality: Straight
      » Age: 19
      » Appearance: Oro
      » Personality: Straightforward and honest. Gale has no problems when it comes down to talking to people, but can get a little self conscious about his tendency to pick up on a game easier than others and withdraw himself from a conversation. Otherwise that same tendency is a source of confidence when he's gaming.
      » Starting Element: Fire
      » Short Backstory: Whether it be an escape or a way to cope, video games have always been there for Gale which in turn allowed him to be quite skilled at them. The flip side of this however is that it brought about a stigma with him that haunted him throughout his middle school years. During that period Gale had avoided picking up any new games in an effort to lessen the scornful glares that he had gotten from some of his peers. It served to be a decent temporary solution, but the lingering flame remained a lit and could only be quelled by games. Now in his highschool years, the game that everyone was talking about was Paragon, which greatly held his interest. Although he was hesitant at first, he decided to pick it up once he'd saved up the money for it.
      » Main Theme: They see me rollin
      » Battle Theme: They hatin
    • » Username: mindstorm787
      » Character Name: Rex Valin
      » Gender: Male
      » Sexuality: Straight
      » Age: 21
      » Appearance: Yeet
      » Personality: Cold, blunt, antisocial and calculating, Rex is pragmatic to the point where jokes aren't really his forte, and comes off a little rude at times. But underneath it, he means really well, as his pragmatism acts as a coping mechanism. Underneath that sharp exterior is a heart of gold. He's also very observant of others and things, which has helped him in more times when it came to technology issues.
      » Starting Element: Fire
      » Short Backstory: Born into a middle-class family, Rex was a problem child from the start. While he was more than capable of receiving top marks in his studies, he found little reason to do so, and ended up only scraping through his years of grade school. Now, with his parents in his hair about finding a job, and the need for a college education, Rex wanted more than anything to escape his own reality, as he felt it had no other meaning to continue. He was depressed, antisocial, and found no joy in his life other than his videogame exploits and his personal projects. When Paragon came around however, Rex had ways to get around. He had a friend who had an extra copy from the game and managed to convince him out of the copy. Rex is about to get more than what he had originally bargained...
      » Main Theme: Underhell Chapter 1 - Main Theme
      » Battle Theme: Underhell Chapter 1 - The Aces
    • » Username: cstar
      » Character Name: Jasmine (Jaz) Fader
      » Gender: Female
      » Sexuality: Asexual
      » Age: 22
      » Appearance: Meep
      » Personality: Charismatic and cheerful, she loves to make people feel welcome and safe and try to help them out whenever she can. She's a bit shy when talking more about herself, not because she has anything to hide but because she doesn't find herself very interesting.
      » Starting Element: Plant
      » Short Backstory: Jaz grew up in a family that played video games a lot, and as a result it became her regular hobby outside of school and theatre. Though whil her family was more drawn in by shooter-type games and strategy types, Jaz found herself more drawn in by RPG's and joined a lot of roleplay guilds in other MMOs. She loved getting lost in the characters and putting on new personas for each new character. This didn't really result in problems for her in school since she still did Theatre, so she never felt like a social outcast for gaming, though she never really talked about it. When she was in college, she distanced herself from gaming for a bit of a "time off" to get her act together and focus on schoolwork. She bought Paragon with the full intent of it being her escape from her newest job and her reentry into gaming after so long.
      » Main Theme: Pace yourself, now
      » Battle Theme: Now Attack

    • » Username: Monica
      » Character Name: Inna
      » Gender: Agendered (He/Him/His predominately)
      » Sexuality: Pansexual
      » Age: 24
      » Appearance: https://i.imgur.com/x2uNypO.png (For pants he wears a pair of black skinny pants with red leather boots to match his jacket)
      » Personality: Jovial at times, but can still be serious. He teases many just to rile them up and see how they react. He knows his boundaries.
      » Starting Element: Water
      » Short Backstory: For most of Inna's life, he was scared. Scared of what others would think if they found out he had been secretly attracted to both boys and girls and everything. He didn't discriminate, he just felt attracted to them for their looks, brain, personality, or skills. To him, it didn't matter what they called themselves. He himself was not truly a man, but he was not truly a woman either. More of an inbetween, dressing in either's garb and keeping his hair long. Of course, he could never reveal this true side to his parents. They were devout Christians and would never allow this. So, for the first 18 years of his life, Inna did as he was told around them, but he secretly used his crummy desktop to post messages online and reached out to several people whom he could call best friends. After he was sent off to college, Inna was able to flourish and is now into his sixth year studying medicine. On chance, he found about a new VR game that his friends were all excited for, so he decided to pick it up. He hadn't had much time to play games ever since the school year started, but he sure wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. All he was going to do was play a couple of hours anyway.
      » Main Theme: SOTW #15 Spin Jam Game
      » Battle Theme: Enfin Apparu
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  2. Aelin Best Waifu

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    » Username: Aelin
    » Character Name: Raelyn Hayes
    » Gender: Female
    » Sexuality: Bi
    » Age:24
    » Appearance: Bloop
    » Personality: Outgoing, a bit of a trouble maker, Raelyn likes to just get out there and draw attention to herself in whatever way might work. Whether that is flirting, or causing trouble. Over all though Raelyn isn't a bad girl and if she decides she likes you, isn't hard to be friends with.
    » Starting Element: Water
    » Short Backstory: Jumping from foster family, to foster family, Raelyn never really had a family to call her own. The first few foster families didn't pay much attention to her, so Raelyn found herself getting in trouble to draw attention to herself, which ultimately got her kicked out and sent to the next home. As she grew older though she discovered that causing trouble wasn't the only way to get people to pay attention to her. She was a rather attractive young woman, and that also turned out in her favour for drawing attention. It could keep her out of trouble if she was with the right person, or just get her into more trouble. It wasn't until she was 16 that she found a good family that she lived with until she was 20 when she found her own place. In this time growing up however, Raelyn found herself drawn to video games whenever she was locked in the house for the trouble she caused. It gave her an escape, a new life where she was the hero of her own story, important to everyone, so when a new game came out that allowed her to actually be in the game, and not just act on behalf of some ripped guy or the chosen, gifted girl, Raelyn was too drawn to it to pass it up. She found herself in line for the midnight release, waiting to get her copy of the game.
    » Main Theme: This one
    » Battle Theme: Right Here
     
  3. LadyAzura Hollow Bastion Committee

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    » Username: LadyAzura
    » Character Name: Evie Callaway
    » Gender: Female
    » Sexuality: Straight
    » Age: 18
    » Appearance: Poof!
    » Personality: Places the needs of others before herself, a little sensitive, extremely focused, excellent people skills, cheerful, a little reserved at times, patient, avoids being alone as well as cramped spaces
    » Starting Element: Plant
    » Short Backstory:
    Evie was the daughter of an upcoming politician. She had to go to several dinners with her father for business. She wanted to please her father and help him succeed in the world of Politics. From the way she dresses, to the schools she went to, down to what she ate, Evie obeyed her father's every wish. Sometimes whenever she had some free time and her father was out on business, she would spend most of that time either drawing or playing video games. One day, she was walking by her father's study when she had overheard her father and what appeared to be another politician, discussing various topics. One of the topics, however, was to have an arranged marriage between the politician's son and Evie. Her father had immediately agreed and she was shocked. After a few days, Evie was still a little shocked but she tried to keep her mind off it with the fact a new game would be coming out. She was so eager to play that she counted down the time until the game launched.
    » Main Theme: Poof Poof!
    » Battle Theme: Poof Poof Poof!
     
  4. CrownMoksha Crown Clown

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    » Username: CrownMoksha
    » Character Name: Gale Hawkens
    » Gender: Male
    » Sexuality: Straight
    » Age: 19
    » Appearance: Oro
    » Personality: Straightforward and honest. Gale has no problems when it comes down to talking to people, but can get a little self conscious about his tendency to pick up on a game easier than others and withdraw himself from a conversation. Otherwise that same tendency is a source of confidence when he's gaming.
    » Starting Element: Fire
    » Short Backstory: Whether it be an escape or a way to cope, video games have always been there for Gale which in turn allowed him to be quite skilled at them. The flip side of this however is that it brought about a stigma with him that haunted him throughout his middle school years. During that period Gale had avoided picking up any new games in an effort to lessen the scornful glares that he had gotten from some of his peers. It served to be a decent temporary solution, but the lingering flame remained a lit and could only be quelled by games. Now in his highschool years, the game that everyone was talking about was Paragon, which greatly held his interest. Although he was hesitant at first, he decided to pick it up once he'd saved up the money for it.
    » Main Theme: They see me rollin
    » Battle Theme: They hatin
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  5. mindstorm787 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    All 3 of you guys have been accepted! Thank you!

    The main thread is open for your use. I will start posting, and will let you know of any upcoming changes.
     
  6. cstar stay away from my waifu

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    » Username: cstar
    » Character Name: Jasmine (Jaz) Fader
    » Gender: Female
    » Sexuality: Asexual
    » Age: 22
    » Appearance: Meep
    » Personality: Calculating and a little cold, but with well meaning and good intention. Jaz is not afraid to speak her mind when it comes to most situations though she's a bit distant when talking more about herself, not because she thinks she has anything to hide but because she doesn't find herself very interesting.
    » Starting Element: Plant
    » Short Backstory: Jaz grew up in a family that played video games a lot, and as a result it became her regular hobby outside of school and theatre. Though whil her family was more drawn in by shooter-type games and strategy types, Jaz found herself more drawn in by RPG's and joined a lot of roleplay guilds in other MMOs. She loved getting lost in the characters and putting on new personas for each new character. This didn't really result in problems for her in school since she still did Theatre, so she never felt like a social outcast for gaming, though she never really talked about it. When she was in college, she distanced herself from gaming for a bit of a "time off" to get her act together and focus on schoolwork. She bought Paragon with the full intent of it being her escape from her newest job and her reentry into gaming after so long.
    » Main Theme: Pace yourself, now
    » Battle Theme: Now Attack
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  7. mindstorm787 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    Accepted. Welcome into the game!

    Also, on a lighter note the Trash Void is now available for use. Don't hesistate to @ me for a chat, or if you're confused of something.
    http://discord.gg/X8ZvTv8
     
  8. mindstorm787 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    The Spellbook Section has been set up for your use.

    There will be a short tutorial that will begin soon once everyone has gathered, and information will be uploaded accordingly.
     
  9. Shiki my waifu is better than yours, thanks

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    » Username: Monica
    » Character Name: Inna
    » Gender: Agendered (He/Him/His predominately)
    » Sexuality: Pansexual
    » Age: 24
    » Appearance: https://i.imgur.com/x2uNypO.png (For pants he wears a pair of black skinny pants with red leather boots to match his jacket)
    » Personality: Jovial at times, but can still be serious. He teases many just to rile them up and see how they react. He knows his boundaries.
    » Starting Element: Water
    » Short Backstory: For most of Inna's life, he was scared. Scared of what others would think if they found out he had been secretly attracted to both boys and girls and everything. He didn't discriminate, he just felt attracted to them for their looks, brain, personality, or skills. To him, it didn't matter what they called themselves. He himself was not truly a man, but he was not truly a woman either. More of an inbetween, dressing in either's garb and keeping his hair long. Of course, he could never reveal this true side to his parents. They were devout Christians and would never allow this. So, for the first 18 years of his life, Inna did as he was told around them, but he secretly used his crummy desktop to post messages online and reached out to several people whom he could call best friends. After he was sent off to college, Inna was able to flourish and is now into his sixth year studying medicine. On chance, he found about a new VR game that his friends were all excited for, so he decided to pick it up. He hadn't had much time to play games ever since the school year started, but he sure wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. All he was going to do was play a couple of hours anyway.
    » Main Theme: IDK
    » Battle Theme: Enfin Apparu
     
  10. mindstorm787 Gummi Ship Junkie

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    Accepted.

    You will be with Cstar in her character's cell.

    Also, you or @cstar can begin posting now.