This RPG is approved by Mia-Mos, a .Hack series RPG for .Hack fans (also for people who are new to it as well.)
An Advance modern era which taken place at 2024 in the world of an online game Called “The World.” An international online place where people enjoys as players and enable them to interact anyone to their heart’s content. It wasn’t long before the “almost” 3rd network occurred by the surge of reinitiating the whole network to eradicate viruses.
Due to many faults on “The world”, The Administrator of “The World” and a member of CC corp. took a liberty to reformat the game and update firewalls to highest level as it can get and then add few more features into the game. After the complete installations, “The World Revision: 2” was reformed as “The World Revision: 3” However the “Player killing” or “PK” still occurred even in R: 3.
6 months after the re-release of “The World R: 3”, there happen to be a quick electrical surge appear over the network, although it seem minor. Later on Players from The world were sent to hospital and reported to be comatose. The CC Corp, failed to find any anomalies in “The world’s” data streams but there’re witnesses were said that when players’ characters die in the game, they actually disappear without a trace.
The CC corp. came to a point of understanding that random fields they selected to go on adventures were mysteriously and impossibly altered. The CC corp. believe it was the work of “AIDA” or “Supernatural viruses” so they say, they believe they came back for revenge of some sort but it still uncertain. A while later, normally when players become comatose, they were considered as the “Lost one where their consciousness were within “the World” but unconditionally, they came back as “Shadow user.” It’s been rumored that some victims were PKed by those users became the “Lost one.” However those “lost one” were actually PKed by shadow creatures lurking out of those users, until the investigation goes well, they decide to keep the issues hidden. One thing it was made clear that no ordinary players were a match for them unless there some sort of anti-shadow users that can go against them before “The world” become a nest of Shadow users.
Now a player, Mashinryu, was a wanderer, jumping server to server for a mood of sceneries but he had a special power that can destroy Shadow-user with help of an AMA (Avatar of Major Arcana.) was he the one that can truly stop the Shadow infestation on his own or there more of AMA Users that are need to bring down the source that cause players to be infected? So He’s in a search to find if there is others like him but will there are players like him.
AMA-Users: Avatar of Major Arcana Users use the power of an avatar that is base on the psyche of the player that strongly use in expressing him or herself. The avatar is indeed a mask of the player’s conscious, belief and specified emotion however the Arcanas choose certain player to become one with them. The power unifies the minds between the player and avatar when it is to fight the shadow-users but as long as the player is true to him or herself otherwise the avatar will desert the player. The form and shape of an AMA is depends on appearance of the player and class the player used. The AMA is basically the Anti version of the Shadow user but the player remain conscious, even though the player can able to summon the avatar but using it will consume energy of the user in reality.
Shadow-user: Shadow-Users are the infected players of the “Lost one” who possesses avatars of shadow but the players’ consciousness are still within “The World.” The avatar controls the players to do their biddings and PKs anyone to become another victim of “The Lost ones” and take their place as Shadow-User. The Shadow avatar are also artificial intelligent or “AI”for short, they think and talk like as human also reform their appearance due to their liking but are considerably represent the dark side of human’s heart. In order to be summoned, they feed on the Lost ones’ energy relates to the hosted player, once the Shadow-Users are destroyed, the consciousness of “The lost ones” will recover from coma individually.
The 17 Arcanas
This is the 18 Arcana will be used as the type for the AMA. Each character has a limit of using two Arcanas but in the beginning of the RP, those who take role as AMA-user begin with one. There are conditions to be met to fully attain one of them, the conditions are written under the name of arcanas. Apparently few Arcanas cannot be use until the story is in the middle.
The Fool: Oneself shall start the beginning with infinites possibilities.
The Magician: One will take action and initiatives but also immature.
The Priestess: one that shall be influenced with contemplation and inner knowledge.
The emperor: oneself shall bestow with leadership and decision-making skills.
The Justice: One shall present with knowledge of what is right and what is wrong.
The Hermit: oneself represents the individual’s search for answers by looking inward, deep inside his or her heart.
The Fortune: One shall present fate and the opportunities that come with it.
The Tower: Such oneself shall find no beliefs.
The Moon: bliss make oneself be vulnerable to illusions, fear arise, and oneself follow the dim path in one’s heart with trepidation.
The Sun: One will be rewarded with a bright future, which signifies true achievements.(cannot be used)
The Strength: One shall represent both passion and self-control. It is depicted as power with reason.
The Hanged man: Oneself reflect the individual’s inability to take action. (Cannot be used
The Star: One shall find oneself a glimmer of hope and is suffused with a serene calm. (Cannot be used
The Devil: One shall face the temptation.
The Death: One shall bring the end but bring the new beginning.
The Judgment: oneself shall await the individual at the end of one’s journey, as he looks back on the path the one has traveled.(Cannot be used)
The World: One represent the individual’s full awareness of his place in the world. (Can only be used when all 16 Arcanas are brought together.)
Mac anu: A beginner city to make a fresh start for amateurs on their journey. A Lake city with golden sun setting for a twilight and the sea glow and reflect base on the sun.
Lumina Cloth: A PVP City where the tournament held to claim a championship title of Demon palace, Holy palace or Sage palace. A palace city that had takes place at night, a numerous of spotlights raying at the sky.
Dal Dona: An intermediate city that the players commit to train a lot in bigger fields. An Island where a town located in the crack of mountain at daylight.
Breg epona: An advanced city that the players train to be the best of all players. A hi-tech city with much machinery functioning all other the place. (Apparently this place can’t be much explained ^^
Outer Dungeon: A place that is the world at the same time, not. A dungeon swarmed by a lot of bugs and anomalies. It is also the place where the Shadow-Users gathers
Job class: The list of jobs is post here with description of job’s function.
Twin blade: Twin Blades are speed-oriented and are able to deal quick, successive blows. They have more attack styles than any other class.
Blade Brandier: A character class that uses a one-handed sword or a dagger to fight. They are swift, agile and accurate.
Edge Punisher: A character class that uses two-handed heavy weapons to fight, usually broadswords, some swords have mechanized "secondary weapons" on them, such as the chainsaw. Their attacks, while powerful, are slow.
Lord Partizan: A Character Class that utilizes various pole-arm weapons, using attacks that are slower than other classes, but can deal the most immediate damage. Lord Partizans have lots of monster-oriented skills including Armor-Piercing and Aerial skills.
Shadow Warlock: The Shadow Warlock is a Character Class in which the character uses offensive magic, powered by a large spell book, instead of physical attacks to defeat the opponent.
Macabre Dancer: This unique character class uses a pair of sharp fans as weapons and fights with a fluid dancing motion, they are known in The World R:3 as “Flowers of the Battlefield.” In other word, the character use offensive magic and healing magic.
Harvest Cleric: A Character Class that use staffs and specializes in defensive and healing magic instead of direct fighting.
Stream Gunner: Character Class that uses a rifle with a sword-like bayonet running the length of it. This class specializes in both long-range and close-quarter fighting.
Tribal Grappler: A Character Class that utilizes their fists, claws, feet and various wrestling-type maneuvers to fight.
Flick Reaper: A rare Character Class that wields scythes or large axes. The stats of this class are very much like the Long Arms, for the class itself excels in speed and strength, but lessens in defense. They are designed for sweeping attacks, meant to literally "flick" enemies away before they can get within attacking range. Of course, a Steam Gunner or Lord Partizan could get at them easily
Dual gunner: A Character Class that utilizes a pair of pistols with bladed extensions, they can fire at enemies using ammo and must reload after a certain number of shots. There are blades connected to them that are used in a surprise attack and in the Skill Trigger.
Adept Rogue: A rarely used Character Class, which utilizes multiple weapons, and various skills. Adept Rogues have the unique ability to use up to three varieties of weapons, in which they select while creating their character using a point allocation system. The player is given 5 points and must distribute them between the desired Classes, which vary in terms of point value:
I. Twin Blade: 1 Point
II. Edge Punisher: 1 Point
III. Blade Brandier: 1 Point
IV. Tribal Grappler: 2 Points
V. Flick Reaper: 2 Points
VI. Lord Partizan: 2 Points
VII. Steam Gunner: 3 Points
VIII. Macabre Dancer: 3 Points
IX. Harvest Cleric: 3 Points
X. Shadow Warlock: 3 Points
XI. Dual Gunner: 3 Points
However, they can't use them all from the beginning. At first, they can only use the first weapon type; the others are sealed. By completing exclusive quests, these abilities are released, and the character's appearance changes. This is the Adept Rogue's "Job Extend" ability. However, the downside to being an Adept Rogue is the slower job leveling and the slightly different stats. For example, a Level 10 Twin Blade is a better fighter than a Level 10 Adept Rogue with Twin Blade weapons.(This is because an Adept Rogue generally uses different types of weapons more than another, and so, their skill isn't as high as a player with just one class.) At most an Adept Rogue can only have access to three classes.
Sample Character sheet:
Username: (another word, a login name)
Level: (the max level is 150 but at the beginning of the RPG, you should start somewhere between 1 to 50, otherwise it would seem to be unfair if many users level differ by a large gap of level.)
Race: (beastman, human, Elf, Mu Tribe)
Weapon: (The type of a weapon, name of the weapon, the level of the Weapon, must be within your current level although the max level is 30. describe whether it’s a rapid attack or hold release attack. Also, weapon grows level depending how many time you use the skills so at level 1,12 usages of skill equal 1 level to grow. Every time it grows, 1 more usage of skill is required to gain level. 12, 13, 14… you get the picture. the classes that specialize spells are different, from lv 1 to 10, they learn a spell for each spell up to 10, after lv 10, 11 to 25, they learn 2 spells every lvl till 25. for the last five lvl till lvl 30, is it 3 spells per lvl. so those classed that use spells are Macabre dancer, shadow warlock and Harvest cleric. remember to read what they specialize in what type of spells.)
Attack arts: (attack arts are skills that learn when the weapon grow level, the user gains skill for every 2 level but once it reach to level 7’s skill, you achieved a skill every 4 level until 20, at level 21, you get signature skill as the final skill. The signature skill will be at first weak, but as the weapon grows level, the skill gets stronger. Also, put out only the amount of skills depending on your weapon’s level but all of you should have at least 1 skill, the lv 1 skill. spells are not in this system because it is not physcial attacks. While players are in between lvl 1 to 50, your skill level have to be in between 1 to 10 for now.)
Description: (Described the character’s appearance in detailed or a picture of character can be place there.)
Role As: (AMA-User, Shadow-User or normal player.)
Bio: (must have a bio for what reason your character join “the world” even though some matters seem trivial. The minimal is five sentences. If you’re a shadow-user refers to how your shadow-user was born by either death on the field or was pked by another shadow-user.)
Avatar: (if you’re AMA-User, follow this step. The appearance is base on the same rule above. Also you have to explain how the avatar had chosen you in the bio.)
Appearance: (just to let you guys know that all avatars take appearance as doll like creature like the avatar of the epitaph users’)
(If you’re a Shadow-user, ignore the arcane and bio part)
Example Characters (which I will be using)
Name: Ryo Takuzawa
Username: Mashinryuken (people call him “Mashin” or “Ryuken”
Job: Flick Reaper
Weapon: Type: Scythe. Name: Scythe Bladewing, level: 8 Scythe Ranmyaku perform a hold and release attack, it pushes the enemies away but at the same time, it release slash wave ring toward the enemies cause multiple damage and it‘s minimal.
Attack arts: (lv 1: razor wind strike), (Lv 3: Arial slash), (Lv 5: Falcon dive), (Lv 7: Sky attack)
Personalities: slightly unmotivated, but incredibly smart with mysteries, Dry humor but quite moved with excitements and soulful for his age.
Role As: AMA-User
Bio: Ryo have mild interest of online games, it is often buzzed around in high school. Some of his friends give him an encouragement to register an account for The World. Instead of leveling up a lot, he takes more time of transporting to different fields to view sceneries and encounter few friends on the fields. One time he went to a field that normally have monsters swarming, but it had none, and he saw no players came to this area, he felt suspicious about it but at the same time, he became interested of this anomaly, further more he continue on traveling to found any more clue of it.
Arcane: The Death: One shall bring the end but bring the new beginning.
Appearance: Thanatos take form of reaper nonetheless, his face was like a shapeless mask with only eyes that bleed. His black body shaped like a human doll with 4 coffins that are chained floating around him. He wore a blood red cape that torn by the edges. His arms are human doll figure with black-clawed gloves. On his left hand hold the death scythe, on his right have unholy chains wrapped around his forearm. Thanatos wear the shinigami bottom, although his foots aren’t exposed.
Bio: It was the same place where Mashinryuken was investigating the anomalies about the monsters’ disappearance. Suddenly a shadow user (at first he doesn’t know who the player is) appear however the player attack him then Mashinryu tried to fight him until the player shroud in dark aura. Before he knows it, a creature came out of the player and pked Mashinryuken. He began to disappear however, before he was dispersing, he realize that the anomalies what his doing, if only he knew and wasn’t pked he would try to bring end to his schemes. That is where he first got the avatar on his “near death” experience. The avatar senses a strong dying will that he want to bring end of someone or something’s existence. With the avatar infuse himself with Mashinryu, it has revived him, giving him strong resistance from being pked. As simple as it seem he was able to overpower the enemy and defeat him.
Name: Leartes Schnider
Job: Dual gunner
Weapon: Type: Dual guns, Name: Dual Pythons, Level: 10, the dual guns function as rapid attack and hold release attack, since it shoot bullets, it can shoot 10 times then reload in two seconds, and its hold release attack: the user conserve power until it reach its limit then the user shoot multiple bullets in all direction, dealing many small damages.
Attack arts: (lv 1: snake shot), (Lv 3: Poison rush), (Lv 5 Python’s fang), (Lv 7: fangs attack)
Description: Long black hairs with spiky front, glowing yellow eyes, and dark pale skin. He wore a maroon blood colour assassin cape while the edges are torn, underneath of it, he wear black assassin suit with armor patches on forearms, chest and claves. He wear a maroon glove that have metallic silver claws on his left and one without the claws on his right. The Dual guns he possessed have blades of a serpent by the handle since it “float attached” to it.
Personalities: No doubt he is as heartless as a demon, he have ability to lead an army of shadow users, he can make crude remarks against people who with him. Simply as he can put, he like using his members as pawn, he have no care for them. What he wants is a domination of “the World.” He would pked anyone who gets in his way even his member as well.
Role As: Shadow-user
Bio: Scath was the first shadow-user ever exists, due to an infected dungeon that was programmed by an unknown source. Unconditionally, he was programmed to infest the world of his kind and to bring all people into death-like state so the earth can dies out. So one by one he pked players to be infect, also he come across with some strong players. Once he pked them, He form a guild with all those who are almost as strong as scath. Him and the other lived in the outer dungeon, they feed on energy by devouring data bugs to survive.
Appearance: Vipira take on a form of a python in doll form but parts of his body have human part such as muscular arms and torso. There were blades equipped to his forearms and torn cape wrapped around his body. Of course his legs are the tail with trident spike on it. The head was the python but the face was faceless though and was replace with a mask of a snake that bleed in empty eyes.