RPG: The Proelium
II. Laws of the Proelium (General RPG Rules)
IV. Rules of the Arena (Battle Types and Rules)
V. Character Creation
A giant, mechanical flying island, which also happens to house a grand arena for fighting tournaments. Everything on the Proelium centers around the arena and the combatants inside. Every year, the island's Mayor holds a tournament in the arena to find the best fighter in the world- one worthy of being called a true champion. Many fighters gather from throughout the world to fight for the title- and two types stand out from the rest. One kind of fighter is the ideal champion- one of those who works tirelessly to win, and always follows the rules of combat. The other kind of fighter is the one who is just in it for the title- and they don't care how they get it. As the fighters clash in the arena, they will all have to struggle to get on top- so how far will you go?
II. Laws of the Proelium:
- Follow the BZP Rules - This one's a no-brainer, but following the BZP Rules will ensure everyone has a good time while playing the RPG
- Get your profile approved before playing - Post your profile in the Discussion Topic, and wait for it to be approved by the RPG hosts before you start playing. A list of approved profiles is in the post below, sorted by player name.
- Keep it realistic - Yes, your character may be faster than normal people, but that doesn't mean they can just jump from one side of the city to the other. This also means that you can't instantly defeat your opponent in one blow, and your character won't know everything that you know.
- Rules on Killing - Due to the nature of the fights in the arena, it is very, very unlikely that you will kill anyone there. However, killing outside the arena is permitted, however, killing a random NPC will be much easier than killing a player character. Also, due to the small, single-city scale of the RPG, remember that you might, and can be found out.
- Settle your fights - Undoubtedly, there will be a fair amount of fights between players in the arena. However, these fights can't last forever, so know when you've been beaten. Remember to be fair and reasonable, or a Referee might come in and end the fight.
- Have Fun - The success of this RPG depends on everyone enjoying it, so enjoy yourself
- Bad things happen if you don't follow the rules. You get three chances, but there are still consequences whenever you break the rules.
- Strike 1- you will be given a warning, and all your characters will be placed in prison for a period of time (at most, a week for the first strike), harming their reputation in-game and you cannot post while all your characters are in prison.
- Strike 2- your characters will be placed in prison for a longer time than the first strike, having the same consequences. You will also be given a temporary ban from entering any official battles for a while.
- Strike 3- you get banned from the RPG, and your characters are either shipped back home to the surface or marked for assassination.
The Proelium: Overworld
The Fighting Arena - This is where combatants go to participate in their official matches. A large round building in the middle of the town square, the Proelium Fighting Arena is the main attraction of the Proelium. Inside, there are many stands for spectators, a huge field in the center where the fights take place, and huge screens so everyone can see the action. The arena also features an environmental simulator, so that different environments (i.e., Jungle, Snow Fields, Urban, etc.) can be replicated in large-scale battles This is also where the Mayor resides. You can contact him through his secretary, who has her own desk in the lobby. The Proelium Fighting Arena also houses the regular combatants locker rooms and their special training arena, although this part of the Arena is sealed off to normal civilians and new challengers.
The Town Square- The town Square is where shopkeepers tend to set up shop, as it is the most frequented area on the Proelium. With direct access to many great attractions such as the Proelium Fighting Arena, and the Proelium Gym the Town Square is the place to be if you own a shop of your own.
The Proelium Gym - The Gym is where the rookie challengers train. Frequently visited by both trainers and Arena Challengers, this is also a great place to set up shop if the Town Square is too mainstream for you.
The Living District- The living district is where most of the Proeliums inhabitants reside. In fact, only the Mayor and regular combatants are legally allowed to live anywhere else. The Living District is a huge place, filled to the brim with skyscrapers. Libraries, and other places of knowledge are located in this district.
The Proelium: Underworld
The Underworld Arena- The Underworld Arena is a gigantic arena deep underneath the Proeliums Surface with chains dangling precariously from the roof, and hundreds of lights pointed at the fighting ring. Spectators may watch the ongoing battles from the bleachers just outside the fighting ring. There are metal fences that surround the circular fighting arena, separating the spectators from the combatants. The only way to reach the Underworld Arena is to go through one of the many doors in the Town Center Station of the Dark Line Subway.
The Underworld Living District- The Underworld Living District is nothing more than an abandoned passageway with some nooks and crannies carved into the wall for people to sleep in. There is a few small prototype Living District buildings that apparently didnt make it all the way to the surface during the Proeliums creation, but those are reserved for those who live in the Underworld and not for those who only go down there to watch the matches. The Underworld Living District is only accessible through one of the many doors in the Living District station.
The Dark Line Subway -The Dark Line Subway is one of the few actually legal locations in the Proelium Underworld and provides quick transport from the Living Districts to the Town Square. There are two stations, the Living District station, and the Town Center station, and both are identical. Other than the subway trains, the only other things of note are the many doors. One of the doors in the Living District Station leads to the Underworld Living District, and the same door in the Town Center Station leads to the Underworld Arena. The rest of the doors lead to the maintenance Tunnels, and thus are off limits to civilians.
Proelium Maintenance Tunnels-The Proelium Maintenance Tunnels are off limits. Nobody is allowed but Maintenance Staff, and Guards are posted at all entrances to keep dangerous people from messing with the mechanics that keep the Proelium afloat. There are many tunnels, each separate tunnel connected to a different door in both the Living District Station and the Town Center Station. The Maintenance Tunnels are closely guarded by many guards, and are almost impossible to penetrate. Anyone that even attempts to break into the tunnels is immediately branded a terrorist, and hunted down by both the Overworld inhabitants and the Underworld inhabitants.
While the Proelium is currently the only place where the RPG will be taking place, the fighters all come from different places around the world. There are many countries where your character can come from, and they will act as a sort of faction system. The Countries are:
Nextaria: The most advanced country, and because of the abundant technology, also the wealthiest. The people from this country have an air of superiority about them, and they are the favorite to win the tournament.
Siskarun: Originally part of Nextaria, but it peacefully split away years ago because the technology in Siskarun was not advancing as fast enough as the technology in Nextaria. As a result, they aren't as wealthy, but their fighters are just as skilled. They are Nextaria's main rivals.
Suharto: A militaristic country that runs like clockwork, and also the major goods manufacturer of the world. Even though the world is currently at a shaky peace, this country is constantly strengthening it's military- and producing some outstanding fighters in the process.
The Fernalian Kingdom: The last Kingdom in the world, this is the most peaceful country, and it acts as a mediator between countries to prevent wars from breaking out. Despite being peaceful, there are many fighters from here with a strong sense of honor.
Pantagria: The least advanced country, far behind the rest of the countries. The technology there is only slightly ahead of modern earth, but their lack of technology is balanced out by their large amounts of farmland, and they are the largest food supplier in the world. This country is the only one that hasn't yet won a tournament.
Artelia: The smallest country, the size of a few large cities. This country is home to the council and acts as the capital of the world. The Proelium is part of this country, and all types live here.
IV. Rules of the Arena:
The Arena is where the combatants of the Proelium will duel. All of the combatants have had their bodies enhanced through the use of enhanced medical technology, allowing them to recover incredibly fast from any kind of injury and making them nearly impossible to kill. This enhancement process also gives the combatants enhanced abilities by allowing a larger amount of energy to go to a certain part of the body, but not without taking away from another part. Because of these enhancements increasing both safety and action, fighting in the arena has grown to become a massively popular sport, going from originally being 1-on-1 matches to full team battles. This is a list of the types of battles that take place in the Proelium Arena:
1-on-1 Knockout Match
The most basic of matches, taking place in a ring in the center of the arena, and it is also the only type of match that doesn't use the arena's environmental simulator. Like the name implies, the goal of this kind of match is for one combatant to make the other unable to fight.
Last Man Standing
This type of match takes place throughout the whole arena, and requires at least 3 combatants. The goal of this kind of match is to be the last combatant able to fight.
This is a timed match in which the goal is for one team to take out as many combatants of the opposing team as they can within the allotted time.
This match is almost exactly like Team Points, however, the goal is to completely take out the opposing team, and there is no time limit.
Capture the Flag
This type of match is the most strategic, where the goal is to capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base instead of trying to defeat the other team in combat. The game cannot be won until the flag is retrieved, even if an entire team gets wiped out.
V. Character Creation:
When you create a new character, be sure to fill out the form below with the character's characteristics and post your profile in the Discussion Topic, and wait for it to be approved by the RPG hosts before you start playing:
Name: Put the character's name here. Applicable to all characters.
Username: This is here to make it easier for us staff to file your character. Yes, your username is just to the right. Just put it here anyways. Applicable to all characters.
Biography: Tell at least something about the character. Maybe include their history, or how they got to the Proelium. This can include things like age, height, weight, etc. if you want. Because the Proelium is set in a futuristic world, integrating technology into your character's body (i.e., nanotechnological implants, cyborgs) is allowed, but these integrations need to conform with the abilities (i.e., regenerative implants might give you increased vitality). Minor rule, your character must be within reasonable size limits. No characters that are too small to hit, or big enough to tank everything. Applicable to all characters.
Attribute: Choose one attribute(attributes listed below) to have your character gain the benefits of that attribute. However, if you choose to give your character an attribute, you must choose another attribute, and keep the disadvantages listed. Applicable to combatants/guards. Choose one for strength and one for weakness. Optional for guards.
Weapon: Weapon that your character will use. You can use any kind of weapon you wish, but keep in mind that, as the Proelium's fights are for sport, Combatants are not allowed to use weapons that would give them a large advantage over other Combatants (i.e. Exo-Suits, Teleportation Devices, One-Hit KO weapons). Applicable to combatants/guards. Use of a weapon is optional.
Occupation: What is it that your character does on the Proelium? Is he a combatant? A guard to keep civilians from getting hurt? A shopkeeper that provides items that combatants can use in battle? Whatever they do, write it here. (Please note that maintenance workers are not allowed as of now.) Applicable to all characters.
Country of Origin: Where did your fighter come from? It will most likely be easier for you to relate to characters from the same country, while others you might see as rivals. Applicable to all characters.
If you want your character to gain an attribute, you have to pick one benefit from the list below, and one disadvantage, and list both in your character's profile.
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Edited by Terminus24, Mar 19 2013 - 03:48 PM.