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Mar 11 2005, 08:30 PM (Post #1)
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There is a new project underway which will be revealed in due time. But I thought, as something extra for you guys, you might want to get more involved in it?

So, without giving too much away, here is what I want you to do:

- Choose one (or as many as you wish) race from the list. I want you to write as detailed a History as you can for it.

- Include how they first arose, their evolution, history, economy, great battles, inventions, etc.

- At some point in time, whether you have had them growing up as super-peaceful beings or as an alternate band of hell demons, at some point in their history some people must do something evil ie murder. The new Project revolves around a prison world where the scum of the universe is sent as sentencing and punishment.

- You must then describe who gets sent there, how, when and why.

This is the main guidelines, but certain other splinter stories and histories can also be explained. For example, why would Angels turn evil? They wouldn't. So you might want to have it that god decided to send the Angels to this planet to try to control or enlighten the evil-doers? Or perhaps the Elves delved too deep into magicks and accidently uncovered portals, and some of them got transported that way to this remote planet? The ideas are endless. But the above is going to be the story for most of the species, with some of them having exceptional explainations for getting to the planet. But I welcome all ideas.

Apart from the above guidelines, I have included some suggested ages for the species, but the rest is up to you. Come up with as many Histories as you can, make them as in-depth and complete and detailed as you wish, or make them simple. There is no time-limit on this, as the work needed done on the rest of the Project is immense. So take your time, research existing documents on the species (most of which are mythologic), and try your best.

There is no reward other than if your story is good enough and fits into the rest of the world, it will be included. All ideas, however short, long or daft they are, will be considered.

Thanks for your time, here is the species to choose from (and their suggested age range also):

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Angel (Original)
Innumerable. Original Angels have been around since the dawn of time.
Angel (Modern)
Modern Angels are beings which have died and ascended to become Angels after death. Their age is counted from the moment they died.
Animalistic Being
Animalistic Beings are basically humans who can either morph into an animal, or look like an animal in some way. The age can be dependant on their animal (ie dog based would be 1-15 Years, tortoise based would be 1-200 Years, etc) or if the human side is stronger, then they are basically Human (15-60 Years).
Cyborg
Infinte. This includes two main types of Cyborgs - Machine Based (ie created from scratch) and Human Based (ie humans with parts 'added on')
Demon
Innumerable. All Demons in the have been in existence since the dawn of time.
Dragon
1'000 Years
Dwarf
75 Years
Elf
2'000 Years
Goblin
140 Years
Human
60 Years
Orc
400 Years
Predator
2'000 Years. (Yes, as in "Alien vs Predator" type Predator. But make up your own History for them.)
Wizard (aka Witch aka Pagan aka Warlock)
200 Years
Vampyre
Infinite


PS - Some of them, like Humans, may be too realistic to attempt, but you can always offer up alternate accounts of our History. This is a fantasy project after all sbiggrin.gif

PPS - Don't ask me what the project is exactly, as all you are getting for now is the information in this post.

PPPS - This is NOT an RPG bio you are writing. If anyone knows the works of JRR Tolkien/The Lord Of The Rings, you will know he has written appendixes, maps, histories, myths, songs etc to go with his stories. This is that type of thing. I want you to pretend I am an alien, and I have come to the planet of the ... Vampyre's for example. I want you to sit me down and tell me all about the Vampyres, anything you can think of. Descriptions of how they look, why they act the way they do, famous leaders, etc etc. Anything.

PPPPS - If you choose to have Species act around each other ie Vampyres exist within the Human world, I want you to keep it as much about the main species as possible. All we need to know is that Humans also exist on this planet, but then go on about how the Vampyres first arose, how they acted, why they got sent to the planet etc etc. Try to keep the History of the other species separate from your main choice, and I will integrate them when the time comes. If you want to write both together, sure, but be certain to do them as separate Histories, and only integrate them as much as necessary, please.

PPPPPS - I know this is a lot to take in, but one more thing - keep this topic for discussion, and post new Histories as a new topic entitled "[Race] History by [Member]". (Insert the correct information as appropriate.)

PPPPPPS - Examples: Long Vampyre History;

This post has been edited by Garlic Junior: Mar 26 2005, 02:31 PM
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Mar 12 2005, 03:13 AM (Post #2)
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Why is the dwarf range 75....I thought dwarves had fairly long lives.

Though I would be a Daemon, just want things straightened out.
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Mar 12 2005, 05:50 AM (Post #3)
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Isn't it Vampire, or did you put the Y for a reason? I'll be cyborg sbiggrin.gif

Why do we need "by XXX" if it already says the author of the topic?
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Mar 12 2005, 06:18 AM (Post #4)
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this reminds me of an idea i shared with grand on a pm but o well any way........
il be a dragonian animilistic being from hell whos evil doing was trying to take over the world but power killed him so he is sent to hell until a portal was opend and released him

is that okay????
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Mar 13 2005, 12:30 AM (Post #5)
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I'm human...simple as that. I'll probably end up using one of my other Rpg characters for this to save time making up a history.
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Mar 13 2005, 02:37 AM (Post #6)
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Alright, I just started on dragons. This is gonna be interesting. hehe. ^^
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Mar 13 2005, 10:57 AM (Post #7)
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all rite tell me if cyborg is available still this would be gr8
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Mar 13 2005, 11:15 AM (Post #8)
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1) - This isn't writing a bio for a character. It is writing a whole history for a whole race!

2) - Vampyre is the 'proper' spelling.

3) - Dwarves have much smaller hearts and bodies than humans, and work a lot more, so it stands to reason that they would die a lot earlier. In my opinion at least.

4) - Adding the name into the Topic Title will make it look neater, but I suppose it doesn't matter a great deal.

ssmile.gif And yes, you don't need to ask which race to do, just do as many as you want. If three people end up writing histories for the Elves, then I will take all three into consideration when the whole thing will be re-written out sbiggrin.gif

Thanks for taking an interest everyone - I hope you create some good stuff sbiggrin.gif and you can take as long as you want as it will be a really long time until I need to use these ideas, but I am letting you know about it the now so you's have time to think up ideas and type them up ssmile.gif
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Mar 13 2005, 10:26 PM (Post #9)
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But as my friend says, "This is fantasy!"

I didn't know it was "vampyre"
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Mar 14 2005, 06:22 AM (Post #10)
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It's not. Orginally you'd have to use a romanian word Wanpir or something that evolved into the Vampire term we use now. Vampyre is basicly a cheap way to sound sophicated these days.

Although Dwarfs are smaller then Humans they have harder, tough muscles all over and that includes their heart. Thtas why they live longer even though their smaller. seems to apply to gnomes and halfklings as well as they all tend to live longer then your avg. fantasy Human.

Goblins on the other hand are either a misnomer made popular by Tolkien when he called Orcs Goblins in The hobbit. in the appendixes and the LOTR Rpg. Goblins are considered the smallest of Orcs. I expand on that making it so goblins are dwarf sized, Orcs are elf to man sized and orge's are the tall mofo's of the bunch including two headed orges or Ettin's. Their life spans are horriblely short do over crowding in warrens, violence and just crappy lifestyle. making their average lifespan 40-50 years. Thats why you don't hear about many old goblins.
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Mar 14 2005, 06:25 AM (Post #11)
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Dwarves right?

BTW it's all "invented" by the creator of LOTR right?
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Mar 14 2005, 07:50 PM (Post #12)
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*sigh*

Dwarves also live in cramped circumstances, and as they are famed for their digging so much, it would also stand to reason they would suffer terribly from the stuff they inhaled ie natural gas, charcoal etc. Also, as they live so far underground, how would they do their 'business' so to speak. Sure, once the grand halls are all built they can concentrate on the plumbing, or set a bit far away from the main areas to do such stuff. But while digging, it stands to reason that they would work, eat, sleep and s*it all in the same place. And who knows what diseases they would pick up down there.

So yes I have thought it out, and yes my Dwaves will have much shorter lifespans than most people would imagine. However, as you can see, the Dwarves still have a higher Max Age than the Humans.

As for anything else - take the information, and incorporate it into your histories. Don't know why Orcs live for so long? Invent a reason ssmile.gif

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Mar 15 2005, 12:06 AM (Post #13)
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No Tolkien took old myth ideas from norse and english and kinda made a new mythology out of them. Orginally elves were simliar to Fairies ie the Fae. Little people who lived in the woods like Dyrads and nymphes.

He took the norse idea of these elves living off on their on and make the West lands in Middle earth. the place where Elves came from and go back to when they left Middle Earth at the end of the Third age or when they just died.

Fact is though humans at this time aren't the cleanest mofo's either. Given their max lifespan is longer then a humans so is there avg lifespan. you didn't think them out that much.

Max life span
Human: 100
Dwarf: 300-400
Halfing: 130-150
Elf: Ageless or 3000-4000 years(depends on source and subrace)
Drow: 2000
Dragons: Ageless or 4000-6000+(ditto)
Goblins/Orcs: 50-75
Yuatja: 1,000 (the preds aren't that old)
Wizard: unknown( lot of spells make that hard to say. normally their the oldest humans alive.)

Note for vampires is 50% die before their 100. it gets worse for each century or so until you reach the 0% limit. That tends to be anything over 1,000 or so.

I'm not sure about you but I'd prefer people not making up bulls*it reasons to justify your numbers If Orcs are livng that long then theres no reason in hell why Dwarves and humans don't.
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Mar 15 2005, 06:22 PM (Post #14)
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Meh, I will explain it all in due time. I have already said more than I wanted to.

There is your guidelines, go write!
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Mar 18 2005, 11:04 AM (Post #15)
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wot do u do on this game.
Outwar is way better.
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