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Section1: Story 
Section2: Locations 
Section3: Items In General 
Section4: Races of Hyrule 
Section5: Rules 
Section6: Punishments 
Section7: Profile Submissions 
Section8: Factions 
Section9: RPG News 
Section10: Current Events 
Section11: Story Updates 
Section12: Profiles 
Out Of Story Note: This assumes that a year has passed between Link To The Past and Oracle of Seasons. This also assumes that about 1 to 4 months have passed between Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, and that two months passed before the end of the Labrynna incident that happened in Oracle of Ages, because Time Travel isn't exactly perfect and to allow differences there.
Legend once said that when the Hero of Time would appear, the world would be split in three. The Hero of Time, however, came and went, and that prophecy still remained a mystery, even as Ganondorf the King of the Gerudo was locked away into the Dark Realm during the Imprisoning War. It has been theorized that the Dark Realm may have been what was referenced, but no-one knows for certain, since only two realms were known of. Ganondorf, however, has since been defeated by Link, the Hero of Oracles.
It has been said that there are three Oracles... The Oracle of Seasons, and the Oracle of Ages have been located recently by the Hero of Oracles, as he was led to the two far off lands of Holodrum and Labrynna by the power of the Triforce. However, the last one has continued to remain lost.
Six months have passed since Koume and Kotake's plan to revive the evil king Ganon was stopped at the hands of Link and Zelda. However, Link had gone to journey across Hyrule once more after that win, and hasn't been seen for two months now. It is unknown what has happened to Link, however, there have been rumours that the dark monsters that Ganon formerly ruled have been roaming the countryside of Hyrule. It is also rumoured that there have been sightings of the final Oracle... The Oracle of Destiny.
It is unknown why the monsters formerly loyal to Ganon would be active once more, however, it is always possible that they could be attempting to revive their old master. That is but speculation at this point, however, as there has been word of people leading the monsters... However, as before, the purpose of that is currently unknown.
Princess Zelda has started to gather warriors to help defend the land of Hyrule, fearing an attack. She has also ordered the warriors to investigate the disappearance of Link, and find more information on whether the Oracle of Destiny is truly active, along with where the Oracle of Destiny is located.
It has also been speculated that there might just be a third, unknown force in play. However, there is no true word on that, or what this 'third force' would want, given that there is no motive known, or even any concrete evidence that they exist.
In addition to this, it has been said that lands once thought forgotten and simply a myth have started to reappear, with the entrances opening once more. The only one that has been confirmed so far is Termina, the land seemingly parallel to Hyrule. The specific entrance to Termina has not actually been found yet, but it appears to be in the Lost Woods, located within the Faron Woods to the south of Hyrule Field.
With legends in the past, present, and future of Hyrule... Will you be the ones featured in the legend of how the land is saved once more? Or will you be included in the legends as the one who finally destroyed the kingdom?
This is the starting location for most new players. This is the legendary kingdom of Hyrule, and it's geography is a mix of all locations from all the games, including the Faron Woods in the southeast portion of the land, Death Mountain in the northeast, Lake Hylia to the southwest, Gerudo Desert to the west, a graveyard in the northwest, and a snow-covered mountain to the north. Hyrule Castle is in the centre of the region, with Hyrule Castle Town surrounding it, and Kakariko Village near Death Mountain. A further in-depth look into the kingdom will be added closer to the start of the RPG. For the most part, the kingdom has been built up to a similar extent as it was in Twilight Princess, so use that as a relative guide, although there are differences that will be noted further into the game.
-Hyrule Castle Town-
This is the town that is in the centre of the region. It has regained it's former status as one of the main towns and cities in Hyrule, as most of the species gather there. This is because of Hyrule Castle being located in the middle of the city, for the most part, and because of the protection having the castle's soldiers there provides.
Hyrule Castle, is, well, a Castle. It houses the Royal Family of Hyrule, and is one of the safest areas for the people affiliated with the knights of Hyrule. It might get attacked, however, with the soldiers and the Knights who aren't off on missions, the threat can be repelled most of the time. It houses multiple Sanctuaries, where important items are typically kept.
-Faron Woods/Faron Province-
These are the woods to the southeast of the region of Hyrule. Ordona Province is located to the southwest of these woods, however, it is not considered a 'true' area of Hyrule, and mostly only contains a farming town. Faron Woods holds the 'Lost Woods', an area in which travelers typically cannot find their way. The Lost Woods lead both to the entrance to Termina, and a separate section leads to the Sacred Forest Meadow, where the Master Sword rests.
-Lake Hylia/Lanayru Province-
This is the lake of the region, and is located to the southwest. The province that houses the lake is known as the 'Lanayru Province'. Though the province should include the Gerudo Desert as well, due to it's proximity, it is typically considered separate. There is a river that leads to Zora's Domain, even though that is located elsewhere in the Kingdom of Hyrule.
This desert area is located west of Lanayru Province, and holds an ancient temple that's said to contain a mysterious artifact. The Temple in question was once used to judge criminals who had attempted crimes against the Royal Family, but has fallen into disuse since the Imprisoning War. This area also used to be the home of the outcast Gerudo.
This area includes Death Mountain, and Kakariko Village, and is located in the north east of Hyrule. This area is typically more barren than the other two provinces, likely due in part to the volcano that is located in the province.
This lively town is a secondary town to Hyrule Castle Town. It has many places you won't find in the Castle Town, and many residential buildings, however, it is not protected as much as Hyrule Castle Town is, and therefore, it doesn't have quite as many residents. Nonetheless, it is a bustling town, due to visitors from the Castle Town to visit Death Mountain and the Hot Springs that are located there.
Death Mountain, despite the name having 'Mountain', is actually a Volcano. It is not typically active, however, which means you can climb it in safety. However, you still have to watch for falling rocks, as it does sometimes have rocks fall down from the peak, which is why it's called Death Mountain. Despite all that, or possibly because of that, the Gorons live here, and eat the rocks that are present in the Volcano. It is said that in the ancient past another race also lived on the volcano, however, that is but a rumour.
This is where the dead of Hyrule is buried. Despite the fact that it might be considered creepy to some, special treasures are said to be buried in and around the graveyard. It is very desolate, however, and undead monsters tend to roam around the graveyard, possibly to help keep intruders out.
The name is all the hint toward the mountain's nature. Located in the north area of Hyrule, Snowpeak Mountain is a frozen wasteland that is covered in snow. It is literally an Ice World, as frozen monsters, and creatures that thrive on snow, can be found in and around here. A special weapon is said to exist somewhere in the frozen peak of this place.
Termina makes it's first reappearance since Majora's Mask. It was recently rebuilt, as portions of the land was destroyed by the moon, when it crashed into Termina. However, total annihilation was avoided at the last minute, as the races had united to call the Four Giants, though not in time to save most of the land. Therefore, the land looks similar to the Termina from Majora's Mask, however, Clock Town is more like 'Clock Village' at this point, as there are not as many buildings, and the place is built upon the crater from the crash. The surrounding areas hadn't been damaged as much, however, the effects of the crash have been felt, as portions of the areas were affected by the crash, such as the forest not reaching as far, the mountain being damaged in some parts, making other impassible, and Ikana Valley's Stone Tower collapsing. The only area to escape being damaged at all was the ocean area.
Not much has changed in Labrynna given that it has only been six months since the Oracle Incidents. Over the six months since the Oracle Incidents, Labrynna's inhabitants slowly expanded where they lived, and began to co-exist similar to how the inhabitants in Termina do.
While Holodrum is still slightly recovering from the unbalancing of the seasons, the land has remained relatively the same over the past six months. As with Labrynna, the inhabitants of Holodrum have slowly began to unite, and have began to coexist. Subrosia is still under Holodrum, however, the people of Holodrum have continued to keep their distance from Subrosia for the moment.
There will be more locations brought into play as the RPG continues on.
-==Items In General ==-
The item system for the most part is similar to the actual games, however there are some exceptions.
For one, there are items that are considered 'special', and there will only be one or two of said items. This includes special items like the Harp of Ages from the games. This will be considered on a case by case basis, and to prevent someone from potentially taking all the special items, there is the possibility of restricting how many can be obtained for yourself, but again, that will be considered a case-by-case judgement call. There is always the possibility of the items being surrendered to another character upon your character's defeat, of course.
For the basic items, such as the Bow or Hookshot, there will be multiples of those, either given out in a dungeon, or by your faction, or a town if you have no true faction.
Equipment wise, there are many possibilities for them, like having special gauntlets, but those will be a special case, to make certain that they are not overpowered for the portion of the story that is currently going on.
As for upgrades, you will more than likely be able to upgrade your sword eventually, however, keep in mind that the special items clause applies here. Master Sword will be the biggest case-by-case decision, as the only wielder shown so far is Link, and the true whereabouts of the Master Sword as of the Oracle Games is unknown. And there is only one Master Sword, to boot. Other swords and legendary weapons will be decided on a similar case-by-case scenario, though normal upgrades to a normal weapon would fall under the scenario below.
You will also be able to upgrade your items themselves to multiple levels, however, that will only become available if it has been shown that you can handle a better item through role playing and such. Think of it as a reward.
-==Races of Hyrule ==-
This doesn't cover the different types of monsters that are around, simply the main species. This also currently doesn't cover the inhabitants of Labrynna or Holodrum; for the most part, the species found there are the same as in Hyrule, though there are a couple exceptions.
They go by different names every so often, however, the main name they go by is 'Hylian'. The main difference between a Hylian and a normal Human is the fact that Hylians have pointed ears. Hylians can wield all equipment types.
A Deku Scrub is similar to a plant, very similar. It's head has plant leaves like a plant would, and can disguise itself among other plants very well. They has a tendency to spit out nuts when it talks, which makes it hard for the Scrubs that go into business to actually sell stuff without accidentally hitting someone. Deku Scrubs, due to a lack of arms, cannot wield weapons, and most armour will not fit, unless it has been custom made. However, that being said, there are some Deku Scrubs who, in fact, do have arms, but still cannot wield weapons.
The best way to describe Gorons, are that they are living stones. Their skin is brown, and most all Gorons have purple eyes. They have the ability to roll up into a ball easily, and can roll across the land quickly due to that. There are not nearly as many Gorons as there were back in the era of the Hero of Time, however. This is rumoured to be due to the Imprisoning War. Gorons can wield handheld equipment, however, they cannot wear armour. They can wear belts, however, this interferes with their rolling ability for obvious reasons.
Zora are humanoid fish-like creatures that can typically be found in the water. A lot of the variants are peaceful, however, in recent times, some have seemingly joined up with Ganon's evil forces for some reason. They have the ability to swim through the water with ease, and can even fight underwater better than they can above water. They also can breathe underwater, which is why most of the Zora stay under the water typically, unless approached. Zora have the ability to wield equipment, but most prefer to simply fight with their fins, due to it being just as effective as a sword in most cases, and even more effective underwater. They can wield armour, however, it's much harder to swim underwater with the armour, and they typically wear only the most basic of armours that would allow that. Most armour that they wear, however, is custom made for them.
Humans, for the most part, are the same as Hylians. However, their ears are more rounded, and they tend to be found more in the area outside of the Kingdom of Hyrule. However, they still have been allowed to join up with the Knights of Hyrule, for those who have moved to Hyrule. In ancient times, Hylians were once known as Humans. Humans have no equipment restrictions.
These are the mass amounts of creatures that have been infesting Hyrule for ages. They appear and vanish over the ages, but they always seem to return, never letting Hyrule have peace for long, if ever. The ability to wield weapons or armour varies among the different types of monsters, so it's a case of thinking with logic. If a monster has no way of gripping a weapon, they can't wield one. If their body's too weird a shape to wear standard armour, they'd better hope that there's a smith that'll make custom armour, or they'll have to go without armour.
1. Label your posts with IC and OOC, please.
2. Obey all forum rules.
3. No killing player characters without permission.
4. No "Leet". It's not allowed, and as such, shouldn't be in here.
5. Keep to the power that your character currently has, and do not god mode. If you wield a Triforce piece somehow, then don't abuse it's powers.
Ok, I dislike to do this, but, these are what you get if you break the rules.
1. You get a simple PM warning, telling you not to do what you did, plus a temporary power decrease.
2. You get a public warning, and a medium wound.
4. You get a critical wound, and a suspension from the RPG for two days.
5. You get your character killed off, and suspended from the RPG for a week, and when you get back you can make a new character.
6. You get one of your characters put on the most wanted list for the Kingdom of Hyrule, and you are banned from the RPG until I decide you are fit to play again.
7. That was your last chance the last time. You are permanently banned from the RPG, and all your characters are put on the most wanted list for the Kingdom of Hyrule. You can argue your point, but there's not much hope you can get back.
-==Profile Submissions ==-
Post the profiles in the topic in OOC. There is no character limit.
[b]Username:[/b] [b]Character Name:[/b] [b]Gender:[/b] [b]Age:[/b] [b]Race:[/b] (Are you a Hylian, Deku Scrub, Goron, Zora, a human? Or, are you a sentient monster of some sorts? Specify here!) [b]Default Equipment:[/b] (Shield is basic for any character; weapons can be anything within reason. However, legendary weapons like the Four Sword, Magic Sword, Master Sword, or even the Goddess Sword, are not allowed. And the Goddess Sword would bring up a whole different question altogether, given it's current state. xD)(Obviously if you're a monster who can't wield equipment items, you're not going to have any Equipment) [b]Bio:[/b] [b]Faction:[/b] (The Knights of Hyrule, The Army of Darkness, or Neutral.) [b]Character Description:[/b] (This is your character's appearance.)
-The Knights of Hyrule-
While the Knights of Hyrule are typically a closed group, they have been recruiting over the past month, in anticipation of a potential battle. The Knights of Hyrule are dedicated to the protection of Hyrule and Princess Zelda. Link is considered an honorary member of the Knights of Hyrule. An alternative name for the Knights of Hyrule is the Hylian Knights.
Recently, the Knights of Hyrule have been allowed to explore the kingdom of Hyrule for information about Link's whereabouts, and also explore other regions to find out information about the Oracle of Destiny.
The leader of the Knights of Hyrule, is Princess Zelda, since she is a member of the Royal Family. Typically, it would be the King's area of expertise, however, due to pressing circumstances, and the fact that Zelda sometimes have prophetic visions, she has been given control over the Knights.
The area that is most safe for this faction would be Hyrule Castle Town, due to it's defenses.
-The Army of Darkness-
This army appears to be mostly formed out of monsters who were formerly loyal to Ganon... However, they have expanded recently, and now include other inhabitants of Hyrule and other regions, so it is theorized that the Army has been recruiting recently.
It is unknown who the leader of this group is, or what the motives of the army is. There has been little info that has been gathered on the Army of Darkness, so the biggest hint to dealing with them is to be extremely cautious.
The leader is rumoured to be a familiar face, however, no information has been ascertained as to what that truly means. Others say that the leader is typically seen as simply a shadow, but that could be just a figure of speech.
The Army of Darkness' base is located in and around Faron Woods, seemingly close to where the Lost Woods are located. It is safe, because most people trying to find their base would actually overshoot the location and head straight into the Lost Woods; and even if they got to the camp, the guards would be likely to kill the intruders.
As stated in the story section, other forces have been rumoured to be gathering. However, given that this is not yet known at all, it will be considered neutral until it is actually confirmed or found.
This also includes neutral forces. People who are neutral are basically just trying to make use of the approaching war for their own benefit, or wish to see Hyrule burn for their own reasons. They might even just simply want to escape all the war, and stay out of the fighting. Whatever the reason for being neutral, there are many possibilities for not joining the other factions, and some characters might just have their own part to play in terms of their destiny...
Well then, let's get to playing the game. =) But please wait until me and Korkoa finish putting up the profile posts and such. An opening IC will be put up when things are ready, but in the mean-time, you can send profiles to be approved in PM. Hopefully it should all be ready by tomorrow afternoon. =)
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//EDIT: Just to mention, you can have mounts in the game, like in the series.
Edited by Pit: Arrow of Light, May 27 2012 - 07:23 PM.