Well, thanks to the constant whining-*cough* I mean requests, I have decided to restart the .hack//dawn RPG under a new name: .hack//dawn: Reload.
Now, I could do it simple and restart the same RP with the same story, but that would be boring, so I'll do it a tad harder this time around. This time, we have two sides, one the lawfull side of the Crimson Knights and the free-spirited side of the Black Sun.
With the mysteries of the Key of the Twilight and the troubles of the undying monsters solved, a relative form of peace returned to the world. Of course, no peace lasts forever, as a group of hackers calling themselves Black Sun have settled in the world. Although initially harbouring no ill intentions, the Black Sun utilized highly illegal modifications that quickly drew the attention of the higher ups in CC Corp. The Crimson Knights, guardians of the world, declared the Black Sun banned, and a virtual war was born. With the two sides duking it out, secrecy could not be maintained long, and soon the ordinary members were drawn into the conflict. Some flocked to the side of the Crimson Knights, bend on ridding the world of these illegal players, while others found themselves being drawn to the Black Sun, who’s ‘free to play’ and other hacks were very tempting.
While either side has more rights then ‘ordinary’ players, the difference between the two sides is easily noticed. Below are the two sides, their home-servers, and history.
The Crimson Knights:
The Crimson Knights were around since the world was born. They were the moderators, so to say, ensuring hat the world could run smoothly and the players be happy. Yet, with the arrival of the Black Sun, the numbers of the Crimson Knights have swelled, and the order has transformed from the guardians of peace to a well-oiled war machine.
Their home-server is the moderator server of Kar-Ator. The server is one big city, testimony to the authority the Crimson Knights command. Filled with ancient skyscrapers that reach above the clouds, birds fly trough the city, forming the most common means of transportation, as well as the bulk of the random monsters. The server has a counsil, an academy and recreation facilities, most of them situated in the Crimson fortress, the Crimson Knights seat of power. Kar-Ator is one of the highest secured servers, and therefore not easy to enter.
The Crimson fortress
The rankings of the Crimson Knights are recognisable via their eyes. In the past every member used to wear helmets, but with the huge number of additional recruits, that strategy has been dropped. Instead, every Crimson Knight gets the ability to let their eyes glow to show their rank, the rankings go as followed:
White eyes: Lady/Lord of the Crimson Knights, this rank is the highest rank possible. Lady Subaru is one of the few people known to carry this title.
Red eyes: Captain, highest ranking achievable, commands most of the Crimson knights.
Green eyes: Lieutenant, second highest ranking achievable, targets specific high-ranking enemies and takes them down.
Yellow eyes: Squad leader: third highest ranking, usually in charge of intelligence (aka spies), sometimes doubles as commandoes.
Blue eyes: Soldier: lowest ranking, the main bulk of the Crimson Knights and those who see the most combat.
The Black Sun:
Initially the Black Sun started by people who were tired of the ‘pay to play’ aspect of the world, yet did not want to leave it behinds. A group of hackers hacked a few accounts, and they formed a group in order to get each other out of trouble. Initially fighting for control, the Black Sun now fight for freedom from the opression of the Crimson Knights. Later, when the Crimson Knights started to interfere, the Black Sun showed that no-one messes with hackers. The Black Sun is therefore filled with hackers, and the war drew only more to their rankings.
The home-server of the Black Sun is the large forest server of Yazin. In the centre of Yazin lies a large temple, also called 'the sanctuary' overgrown by the forest. This temple is the Black Sun headquarters, where all the strategic meetings take place, and where the armory is located. In the forest lie the training camps, where Black Sun train both on and of the ground.
Although the Black Sun does not really have a ranking system, they do have a way to separate the various groups of their warriors.
A black sun with three diagonal blood-stripes: Ace, one of the founding members of the Black Sun, and the closest thing they have to a highest ranking.
Three diagonal blood-stripes: Assassins and bounty hunters, these people kill targets specified by the Aces.
Two diagonal blood-stripes: Spies and smugglers, these people gather information or goods for the Black Sun.
One diagonal blood-stripe: Mercs, the main bulk of the Black Sun soldiers and mostly first to enter combat.
Be advised that not everyone can get a highest ranking automatically, I need a reason why.
Name: Your name, please refrain from any known characters such as ‘Tsukasa’ or ‘Naruto’ Remember that 'The World' from .hack// is a video game, and the creators wouldn't like copyright infringement just because their users use copyrighted names.
Age: self explaining
gender: the game-character's one.
Appearance: insert or attach picture here, we don’t care if you can’t draw, nobody will laugh. Found a cute picture on the internet? Sure, as long as it isn’t a well known character, post it!
Personal History: Just why the hell did your character join the side he’s on? Stuff like that can be explained here.
Avatar class: What’s your character class? Select from list below.
-Heavyblade: carries a large blade, specialises in strength, slow attack speed.
-blademaster: carries a smaller blade, specialises in agility, medium attack speed.
-twinblade: carries two small blades, ranging from daggers, fistweapons or wakizashis, specialises in high attack speed, very fast attack speed.
-Axemaster: carries a giant axe, specialises in defense, slow attack speed
-long arm: carries a large polearm, specialises in high-damage and range, slow attack speed.
-wavemaster: carries a staff, specialise in casting offensive and defensive magic, attack speed varies.
-Animorphics: Carry no weapon, but have the ability to change in an animal, specialises in hand-to-hand combat, high damage output, low armor.
Alliance: Either Crimson Knights or Black Sun, no neutral characters.
Ranking: Depends on wether your Crimson Knight or Black Sun, check above for details.
Personality: Is your character cheerfull? Does he/she enjoy adventuring, or simply hang around the grassy fields?
name: Chip-chap-chop (what? I said it was an example.)
appearance: Short spiky hair and bright blue eyes, a large black cape dangling from his back and a equally black leather tunic. His very very black pants reach down to his black shoes (since I refuse to search or draw a picture for an example, I will simply put a description here, which, by the way is also plausible)
History: He joined the Black Sun because he is one of those persons who likes to piss of the cops, or in this case the mods.
Avatar class: Blademaster
Alliance: Black Sun
Personality: Grouchy, you don't want to try and get on his bad side, which is easy.
Above example was a quicky, with the Crimson Knights all you have to do for the ranking is state the eye color Red, Blue, Yellow etc.