Kid Icarus: Unanswered Prayers
Hey, Magnus Speaking. I gotta keep this brief, ‘cause there’s barely any time to fill you in on what’s been going on recently. Alright, let’s see… You remember the war against Hades and the underworld, right? Pit and Palutena saved the day, knocking Hades out of the fight for good. So everything went back to normal, with the underworld armies not attacking anymore, the gods didn’t have to intervene in human affairs anymore, meaning that nobody really heard from them for a while. And then everybody lived happily ever after, right? Wrong. Dyntos called me and Gaol to his workshop, where he informed us of the news. Palutena, Viridi, Pit and the rest of those heavenly beings, they weren’t just taking a rest like we thought. They were gone. Disappeared without a trace. Even less powerful beings disappeared, like Dark Pit, Arlon, and Thanatos. Poof. Gone without a trace. Well… All except Phosphora and Pyrrhon. As soon as everybody disappeared, those… morons show up… Anyways, Dyntos implored me and Gaol to build up an army, for he feared the worst, and assumed that the Underworld was back. ‘Course the old buzzard was right, and soon after we got back to Gaol’s Castle, we were stormed by an Underworld onslaught. And that leads me up to the present. The army. The one that you seem interested in joining.
Well don’t just stand there! There are tons of stuff for you to do! Go join the front lines, and fight against the Underworld Forces! Apply for the special ops team heading for that rumored angel up north! And, just between you and me, I heard Gaol talking about leading a secret mission to find out what happened to Viridi’s reset bombs. Finding those would be a great asset to our fight against the underworld.
You don't know who I am. That's probably for the best.
A while back, Pit, the servant of Palutena, took down Hades, controller of the Underworld Army. Of course, it was too good a chance to give up, so I stepped in to fill the void. I started rebuilding the forces, making them more powerful, creating an unstoppable army.
Of course, I had to get rid of those who would stand in my way. Pit, Palutena, all those other gods? Gone.
There's no-one left who can stop me. Except, when I attacked, the humans started fighting back. They have some kind of new hope.
Rumor has it that there's a new angel, somewhere in the North. If the good guys beat us to it, I'm finished. We're screwed.
So, that's why I have called upon you, the lowlife, the scum, the outcasts; join me. Fight against those who alienated you, who took away your place in their society. With your help, I will create a new world, a world in my own image, for all of us who they cast out.
Those of us who were banished by the light shall shroud the world in darkness...
This is a RPG based off the two Kid Icarus games, Kid Icarus and Kid Icarus: Uprising. If you’ve never played Kid Icarus Before, here’s the rundown. Pit is an Angel that serves the Goddess of Light: Palutena. Pit and Palutena fight against the forces of evil, keeping them at bay and protecting the Humans. Along the way, they’ve fought many gods, and allied with some. In Pit’s most recent adventure, he joined forces with Viridi(The goddess of nature) and the rest of her commanders, which includes, Arlon the Serene(Viridi’s personal Butler,) and Phosphora (Goddess of Lightning). Along the way, many things distracted Pit from his goal of defeating the Underworld, such as the mysterious Aurum, which were controlled by Pyrrhon(Self Proclaimed God of the Sun, actually just a deity. Ended up saving the day and sending himself and the Aurum into the far reaches of outer space to atone for his actions.) and Dark Pit, a clone of Pit, who was created by the Underworld, but rebelled and decided to follow his own path. Palutena and Viridi both empowered Pit to fight against the Underworld, allowing him to defeat Hades(Lord of the Underworld, God of the Dead) and save the Humans. After Pit saved the Underworld, Viridi withdrew her alliance with the two, and went off by herself. Kid Icarus: Unanswered Prayers happens roughly a year after the events of Kid Icarus: Uprising, during which a new mysterious being has gained control of the Underworld, and has also managed to put all of the gods This game will be run by Vorex: Shadow Master, and ‘Da Boss: BioBeast, with Pyrrhon and Pit: Arrow of Light as their assistants.
Table of Contents
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Section 1: ‘Da Rules
Section 2: The Profile
Section 3: Heavenly Rewards
Section 4: Important Locations
Section 5: Species for Use
Section 6: Deciding on your Weapon
Section 7: Heavenly Powers
Section 8: Staff Story Characters.
Section 9: Join a Faction
Section 10: Approved Profiles
Alright, now for the rules. Those things that everybody hates. Don’t worry, we kept them reasonable.
- All BZP forum rules apply! No flaming, spamming, trolling, inappropriate content, or other rule-breaking actions are allowed.
- Please take all personal disputes and conversations to PM, and if the situation cannot be resolved that way, talk to one of the Hosts.
- Do not god-moderator. (God-modding is when your player is performing with unnatural and illegal amounts of power and/or invincibility.)
- Do not critically injure/kill another player’s character unless the other player specifically gives you permission to perform such an action.
- Excessive ridiculousness is frowned upon. A little silliness is okay, but making a character just to poke fun at/annoy someone is a little bit excessive.
- Creating your own Story Arc is allowed, and even encouraged. Just make sure your story arc is flexible, so that others can join in.
- Listen to the staff of this RPG, they’re the staff for a reason guys.
- Make sure to PM this RPG’s staff for permission before you do things that might or might not be allowed. Always be sure to err on the side of safe, instead of sorry.
- All profiles must be approved by staff before use.
[b]Name:[/b] (The Name of the Character. Duh.) [b]Gender:[/b] (Male/Female.) [b]Species:[/b] (Human/Spirit/Underworld Monster. As the story progresses, more species will be unlocked.) [b]Age:[/b] (How old is your character?) [b]Appearance:[/b] (What does this character look like?) [b]Personality:[/b] (Describe your character’s personality.) [b]Weapon(s) and Abilities:[/b] (What weapon is your character using? Does it increase his speed? List what your weapon is and does here.) [b]Alignment:[/b] (The Human Army/The Underworld/Pyrrhon&Phosphora/Neutral) [b]Powers:[/b] (What powers has your character gained? See the ‘Powers’ explanation below for more information.) [b]Weakness(es):[/b] (Everybody has a weakness, and that means your character. List them here.) [b]Hearts:[/b] How many hearts does your player have?
If we see people RPing, or participating in a staff quest, or even ask the staff for just a regular plot-unrelated quest, and doing these things well, we will reward you. Rewards can be anything, but will mostly be from this list. An improved weapon, Vehicles of the Gods, ‘Powers’ that you can use in battle, and higher authority on whatever side said character is on. Remember, these are not all the rewards that you can gain, but are probably going to be the most likely.
Currency of the Game
The currency of this game is called, 'Hearts.' You can get hearts by doing odd jobs around a town, mugging random people, or helping to defeat the opposing armies. For reference, ten hearts equals one US dollar. You can use these hearts in any way you want, from bribing people, buying powers, to buying new and better weapons. A normal weapon costs about 200 hearts. The weapons only go up in price from that base value, however; capping at around 15,000 hearts for what would currently likely be the most powerful weapons; so you have to make sure you know when to spend your hearts, and when to save them.
Now what would a RPG be, without any locations to play it in? Each location has a teleport pad, which can teleport you instantly to locations that are allies with you, which allows for easy travel.
Gaol's castle is rectangular in shape, but it is completely surrounded by a circular wall that has been built with large spikes jutting out of it. It also has multiple towers along its walls and the castle itself. The largest tower resembles a smokestack with a purple haze coming out of it, and is where the portal to the Underworld used to be hidden. The castle only has one bridge connected to it, and is otherwise inaccessible without the ability of flight. Inside the castle are many rooms, such as the Great Hall, the Interior Garden, and the Throne Room. Gaol’s Castle is the main fortress for characters that join up with Magnus and Gaol.
Just outside of the castle are massive plains that extend for miles in all directions. Sharp, pointed mountains are abundant, with rivers flowing between them and pouring into deep, seemingly bottomless gorges.
The Reaper Fortress is notable for being made almost completely out of bones, or at least sculptures that resemble bones. The main building itself is lined with animal skulls and massive, tusk-like structures that curve around the entire fortress. There are also two curving lines of pillars holding up what look like large vertebrae. These structures also support two towers standing on each side of a small bridge that leads straight to the entrance of the fortress. The main building, the pillars, and the towers are all lined with dangerous laser turrets. This is the main fortress for characters that join up with the Underworld.
Aside from these primary enemies, the ravine itself is also littered with numerous obstacles and traps, such as jagged walls, heavy wind currents, and clashing stone surfaces that close in on intruders as they attempt to gain access to the Reaper Fortress.
That First Town
The first town that Pit visited after his twenty five year long vacation, That First Town is located at the center of a lush grassland with many hills, mountains and forested areas. There also appear to be farmlands on the outskirts of the town itself, which can be seen during flight. This human settlement is very flat in appearance and is made up of many smaller buildings, statues, and fountains. The most notable structure of this location is the large coliseum that overlooks the entire area. This is the location that is the closest to That Burning Town, seeing as they both are in the same valley, and the only place completely ignored by the warring factions.
That Burning Town
The town that was attacked by the Hewdraw, That Burning Town was taken by the Pyrrhon, and is where most of his recruits come from. That Burning Town is mostly flat, with an impressively big sewage system, and a nearby lake. It is the closest location to That First Town.
Rewind Spring & City of Souls
The Spring has powers to reverse effects on a person chronically, though hinted that the effects can get weird if one stays in it for too long with one effect being that one may be erased from existence. The Spring is very hard to get too, and even though it is located in the Underworld, the forces of the Underworld have had a hard time gaining total control of it.
City of Souls
The City is the place where souls gather to find their final resting place. This is where most souls live, although it has been taken by Magnus and Gaol. This is where most Neutral/Good Souls live.
Thunder Cloud Temple
The Thunder Cloud Temple is an electrically charged temple located inside a storm. Although Phosphora has taken up residence in this temple, it was built long before she existed, and houses many secrets that only time will reveal. The temple sits on top of a floating island, which houses much more than the temple. There are multiple gardens to the left of the temple, which provides Phosphora’s army with their food. To the right there are barracks, which Phosphora uses to arm her forces, an arena, which is used for training her soldiers, and a fountain with an endless water supply, which she uses to keep her troops hydrated.
Species for Use
Humans dominate the planet, and can be found in virtually every place of residence.(The only exception being the City of Souls, which currently only has Spirits living in it.) As a species, humans are physically, culturally, and politically diverse. Hardy or fine, light-skinned or dark, there are no two humans that are exactly alike.
Spirits are a little different than Humans, seeing as they are a deceased person that can appear, in visible form, to the living. Spirits are Humans that had such loyalty to their faction, that even death itself could not stop them. Spirits are beings that should have died due to natural causes, but could not abandon their faction, which led to their physical body deteriorating, and their souls living on. Spirits gain slight power over one element, at the cost of being physically weak. Spirits have little to no stamina, are not strong at all, and are unable to pick up a club. They make up for this by having skin of the gods. Their skin is literally made up of an element,(which they can shoot from their hands as an attack) and can harm attackers. The strongest Spirit that ever walked the face of the planet was the Chariot Master, and he gained his power through multiple gods’ blessings. Spirits can have skin made up out of one of these elements:
A one-eyed ghostly plasma. It flies through the air past enemies in groups. If one of them touches you, then you'll becomes paralyzed. Monoeyes have a paralyzing touch, and can fire energyballs from their one eye.
Evolved from a Monoeye. It's a floating life form that builds its nest in fortresses. Ganewmedes can spit out large spiked balls, and cannot fly, only hover. They have a slight immunity to ranged attacks.
A mysterious floating creature. Nobody knows where it came from. One theory has it that it came from a planet other than Earth. It's a nasty jellyfish monster that resembles the metroid from the Metroid Series. Komayto are completely immune to ranged attacks, and can hover about four-five feet off the ground. It's main attack is to attach it'self to it's opponent's head, and attack with it's tentacles.
A frog that was given wings by Medusa. It's a strong jumper and quickly flies at enemies. Keron use thier wings to float, but cannot fly. They can create harmful shockwaves when they land, and fire weak beams of electricity from their eyes.
Handora is made up of two monstrous hands joined by a spiked collar; one hand functions as the legs, skittering about on its fingers, while the other functions as the body, firing bursts of small bullets out of its single eye. Handora are fast, and can shoot small bullets out of it's eye as stated above. The only downside is that they are extremely easy to take down, and have little stamina.
Deities are very special species, since they can stand on the same level as gods. Deities look just like gods, and can prodject themselves as a god, but do not have the same variety of power that gods have. Deities can control one specific thing, while gods can control many different things that would fall under their command. Deities can come in many different varieties, but all of them have these things in common. (Deities will be given out to good RPers, but for now this is just here to explain the differences between a god and Deity.)
- Deities can control the elements. (EG: Pyrrhon can control fire since he is a deity, but fire spirits can only shoot small blasts of it from their hands.)
- Deities can fly for an unlimited amount of time.
- Deities all have a large ego. (There is the odd one out occasionally, but since this is a general thing for Deities, I decided to put it here. )
Weapons are the things that make the world go round in this game. Pick what class of weapon you want, and then what weapon from that class. If you want your weapon to have modifiers, like a +4 to Strength, or two stars melee attack modifier, PM BioBeast, Vorex, Pit: Arrow of Light, or Pyrrhon. (Since we’re using weapons from the game, I’ve put links to the weapon class pages on the wikia below.)
Arms have very small range, being used primarily for melee attacks. But they do have a strong melee attack, and a regular ranged attack. This is the weapon for the kind of guy who likes to melee all his fights, but occasionally get a quick ranged attack in on a passerby.
Blades are the normal weapon, the one that a jack of all trades could pick up and weild. Blades do not effect you at all, nor do they have a special trait. They just shoot energy beams, and slash.
Bows are more of a ranged weapon, with above average range, and a high ranged attack power. It has normal melee damage, and doesn't effect your speed. The downside to using a bow is that you can only fire three times before you have to reload. For all other weapons, there is no reloading, but bows gain this downside to make using them fair.
Cannons are for those people who prefer ranged attacks over melee, but still like to be able to hit nearby enemies. Cannons have awesome explosive power, for near and far projectile attacks. The down side is that they slow you down a lot, and have weak melee attacks.
Claws are a speed based weapon. Claws are strange, in the fact that unlike most weapons, not only does it not decrease your speed, it increases it. Using heavenly technology built into the claws, claws actually enhance the user's speed. Most claw user prefer to use their weightlessness to dash around slower enemies, getting in multiple melee combos or ranged attacks in before the enemies notices that they're even there. Of course, this means that Claws have melee and ranged attack power, and average range, which is quite a downside to using a claw.
Clubs are the strongest melee weapons in the game. Other than charged shots, they have no ranged capability. They make up for that with raw, brute strength. They slow you down more than any other weapon class, but in return give you awesome melee power, and an above average charged ranged attack.
Orbitars are a strange weapon, unique in many ways. For one, they float above your shoulders, making it so that they don't hinder your speed at all. Orbitars also shoot two projectiles at a time at a rapid pace, making it harder for enemies to dodge. They have average ranged strength, and weak melee strength.
Palm's make people with horrendous aim smile. These weapons' strength is their homing capability. They can be fired in the opposite direction, and then home in on the enemy behind them. This is not without a cost though, a Palm has only average ranged stregnth, and below average melee strength.
The Staff is the Sniping weapon in this game. With horrendous melee capabilities, and only above average ranged attack, you might think this weapon class worthless. But no, it has fast shooting abilities, and an amazing range. By the time people get to a range where they can attack you, they'll most likely already be dead.
Powers are a very important part of this RPG. They are blessings granted to you by the gods, which allow you to perform feats thought only possible by Angels. Powers will be granted to characters as the story progresses. All members of factions can use Celestial Fireworks.
Staff Story Characters
Leader of the Underworld:
Join a Faction
Factions are all over the place, but these are the most important ones in the war. Of course, you don’t have to join one of these, but it is ill advised to not join a faction.
The Human Army
The Human Army represents the people who still believe in the gods, the good in the hearts of the People. They house themselves and their army in Gaol’s Castle, and form their courses of action. They are the faction that cares for the survival of both the gods and the humans. Like the name suggests, the Human army is mostly made out of Humans, although Spirits have been known to join.
The Underworld wants what it’s always wanted. To wipe out all forces of light, and all that oppose them. The army is mostly made up out of Monsters created by the leader of the Underworld, although they have decided to start recruiting, meaning that some Spirits and Humans have joined the ranks.
Pyrrhon and Phosphora
Pyrrhon and Phosphora just want to survive and figure out what’s going on. This is the Neutral faction, made up out of anything and everything. Some of the forces of Nature joined, and some Humans and Spirits joined. This is where you want to go if you don’t want to get involved with the Underworld or the Human army.
All approved profiles will be added here, for your convenience.
Pit: Arrow of Light's Profiles:
Using Less Vorex's profiles:
Dark Pit: Servent to None's Profiles:
This RPG was approved by Than, and the COT RPG Judges.
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Edited by 'Da Boss: BioBeast, Jul 16 2012 - 05:44 PM.