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The Two Castles

~The Story~
The story begins with Castle Terrus, the greatest landmark in the world of Terra Novus. The castle itself was over a mile wide and housed thousands upon thousands of citizens. The King was a just and honorable man and ruled his kingdom from his castle in an age of peace that spanned nearly a thousand years. All was quiet and calm. Then, as with all stories, a single man became prideful. He saw that the King was aged and vulnerable. He was living in a generation that had never heard of war, much less seen it. He forced his way to the throne room and demanded the king bow to him. The King drew his sword. Enraged, the man vowed that he would not rest until Terrus had fallen.

The days grew dark after that. Swords were forged. Speeches were given. Hatred and envy grew. The King and the Man built their armies continually. The citizens of Castle Terrus experienced fear for the first time. An era of war and hatred was coming. The King, in his wisdom, knew that he could stop the oncoming war by stopping the Man behind it. He challenged him to a duel on the tallest tower. He accepted at once. When he arrived, the King grabbed him, disarmed him and threw himself, along with the Man, from the tower to their death.

The result was chaos. The armies, both bent on avenging their fallen leader, decimated each other. The mighty Castle Terrus fell. Each side retreated from each other to the edge of Terra Novus. There they decided to build their own castle. One for the Kingdom and the future restoration of peace, and one for Anarchy and the future destruction of peace.

Ages and ages passed, each side building a greater and taller and mightier castle. Each passed to the next generation their quest: to build the castle and fight. However, as the generations passed, that message faded away. Now, the castle residents live as they please, enjoying the freedom from the influence of the other castle. This is where your story begins: in the age of the Two Castles.


~The Rules~
READ THEM

-This is an adventure RPG. You will be fighting monsters, finding chests, solving Dungeons, killing bosses and earning all kinds of epic Legendary gear. It is divided into classes and involves turn-based combat. If thatâs what youâre looking for, this is it.
-No profanity, crude language, lewd comments, etc.
-No spam, trolling, etc.
-No âgod-modding.â You are not a superpowered Destroyer of Worlds. You are a human.
-Use correct grammar and spelling. Donât expect much from me if you donât try.
-This is a level-based game with level-based weapons. You will start at L1, which means all your weapons will be L1. You can ONLY equip weapons/armor at your level. You have a 10-Item inventory to store items until later use, along with a Castle Vault (more on that later)
-No hunger, thirst, stamina or exhaustion stats. Yay!
-Players who played the previous version, âEpicâs Tactical Base vs Base Strategy RPG,â will receive a Starter Pack bonus (more below)


~The Game~
You are a Hero of the Kingdom or a Hero of the Anarchy. Each side has a castle. For a very basic reference, imagine the original Red-vs-Blue âHALOâ map. Neither side has superior elements. Names will be changed on weapons and enemies may be different, but nothing significant.
You are loyal to your Castle and your Castle alone. You cannot defect.
This what you do:
Travel to different locations (on the Active Map) to fight monsters, explore dungeons, etc.
Explore the Castle (your castle is old and full of secrets. Locked doors, hidden rooms, etc).
Upgrade the Castle (to access more rooms and other things)
Buy/Sell at the Castle or at Towns
Be awesome.


~The Game Master~
I am Matt, and I am the GM. I will be controlling the environments, the bosses, the EXP and the dropped items. I will update this game at least once a day. I have added a âMessage Boardâ section to the GM Sheet (it lists all the elements of the game per day) to ask me questions or make suggestions, such as âCan I use this weapon?â or âI think you need more elemental monsters.â If you complain, complain there. If you complain frequently, you will be dealt with. I am, ultimately, the final authority on this game. Donât freak out, I always reply to comments and I will provide hints if you need them.

There will be action, comedy, cut-scenes (for boss kills) and hidden references. I may throw out a âGuess this thing, get 200 EXPâ every so often. You may find shout-outs to movies or video games along the way. If you have a good idea for a new weapon/armor/boss, post it in my âMessage Boardâ section.


~The Sheets~
There are several sheets you will see and you need to understand them. Iâll post all of them right off.

GM Sheet: This gives the day, weather, time, castle stats, character sheets, and several other important elements. Pay attention to this. When it is rainy, you wonât be able to see monsters as quickly. When it is dark, more monsters will spawn. Etc.

Class Sheet: This gives the templates for all classes, along with a description of each.

The Store: All available items, plus prices.

The Starter Packs: Previous players can choose TWO (yes, I changed it to TWO) of the following:
-Your previous Level (to find better weapons and armor and such)!
-Any one weapon or armor item!
-Your previous location (if you were in a dungeon or something)!
-Your companion or pet!
-A 50% Coupon for all (yes, ALL) Castle Store items (the Level limit still applies, donât buy L8 armor if youâre L5)! This is called the â50-POCâ (50 percent off coupon) and it is an Inventory item.

Good News: The Castles will NOT be attacked or breached anytime soon, so don't spend Gold on defeneses. Go adventuring.

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MattEmAngel
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@Shadow

You arrive at ~Castle Terrus of the Kingdom~. At first you see only a light gray shape. As you approach, you realize you are looking at a massive stone wall, at least 40 ft. high. The sun gets in your eyes as you try to see above it. Taking several steps back, you see an enormous tower with a flat top and a large white flag with a crest on it. The wall is almost in perfect condition, with a few cracks around it. To your immediate right is a huge stone gateway that is sealed shut by two solid granite doors. The door on the left has TER engraved in it and the one on the right says RUS, spelling the Castleâs name. Two towers stand on either side of the gate, also solid stone with white flags.

As you approach the gate, you hear a voice call âWHO DARES APPROACH MY CASTLE? PREPARE TO DIE!â The gates swing slowly open from behind and you see, to your amazement, that a single man is standing between them and pushing them open on his own. He looks about 20, with blonde hair and a massive sword on his back. He steps through the gate, crosses his arms and smirks. âJust kidding. Youâre not going to die. Yet. Itâs pretty much my choice, but then again...everything is my choice.â

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Name: Bluydee, 130 HP, 50 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 2, EXP (150/200)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Defense Book (L1: Heal-50 [50MP]), Gold (10)
Summondex (1/?): Lightning Bishop (Rare L2. 170HP [100MP])
------------------------VS--------------------
Name: The Rook (L3), 150 HP, 0 MP
Class: Dungeon Boss, Chess piece
Weapon: Body-Slide (L3), Body-Shockwave (L3)
Armor: Solid Stone (L3)
Inventory: (1/10) Dungeon Chest (inside)

(Boss Battle: You will always be in a chess square. The Rook will move as a rook piece: in a straight line, in any direction. Body-Shockwave allows him to jump and create a single attack in all directions. The Bishop will attack him only if he is diagonally spaced, but can move in any direction by one square. You can move in any direction by one square, then attack. You can choose to not attack to restore 50 MP)

You fire Lightning again, missing his eye and dealing 10! The Bishop slides diagonally back for defense and whips the chain, hitting the Rook and dealing 20! You move diagonally to the right, but (since you were to his diagonal already) you put yourself in his path! He slides forward and slams you, dealing 40! (You are now right in front of him, since he slammed you and moved you back one square, and is now out of the Bishopâs range)


I move to the right again and blast him with lightning one last time.
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@Bluydee
Name: Bluydee, 130 HP, 0 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 2, EXP (150/200)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Defense Book (L1: Heal-50 [50MP]), Gold (10)
Summondex (1/?): Lightning Bishop (Rare L2. 120HP [100MP])
------------------------VS--------------------
Name: The Rook (L3), 90 HP, 0 MP
Class: Dungeon Boss, Chess piece
Weapon: Body-Slide (L3), Body-Shockwave (L3)
Armor: Solid Stone (L3)
Inventory: (1/10) Dungeon Chest (inside)

You shock him again, missing his eye but dealing 15! The bishop slides diagonally four squares and launches his chain, snagging and electrocuting the Rook for 45! The Rook, now particularly angry (if chess pieces experienced emotions), and still wrapped in the Bishop's chain, launches away from you several squares, dragging the Bishop off his feet. He stomps the Bishop directly, dealing a nasty 50! (The Rook is out of your range. You are technically diagonal to him, so you are safe from attack, but you will have to rest to gain MP back).

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@Sonic
You call his raise and take a card [7D]. Bric pauses, then flips his cards. [7H] [9D] [AD], giving him 17. With no other option, you flip yours as well, revealing 21 (remind me to never play cards against you).

Ante: 2
Raise: 1
Pot: 8

You (3): [2K] [KC] [2H] [7D]
Bric (X): [7H] [??] [AD] [9H]
Brac (X): [6H] [??]




Class: Assassin, Level 2, EXP (0/200)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L2), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (3/10) Wolfpup Fur (L1), Poison Vial, Gold (40)

Don't worry, My luck is... would bipolar be the proper word... basically, i'm either a lucky *******, or a unlucky *******.
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You sell the Shortbox (L1) and Hunting Jacket (L1) for 5G apiece (all L1 items sell for the cheapest possible price, which is 5G). Your updated stat sheet:


Name: SubZero, 250 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 2, EXP (100/200)
Weapon(s): Elvish Straightbow (L2), Hunting Knife (L2)
Armor: Leather Ranger Armor (L2)
Inventory: (2/10) Arrows (-/-), Hunting Knife (L2), Gold (15)

You are doing very well indeed. You leave Scarborough (with one final glance of distrust from the elf in the watchtower) and leave the White Forest. *Continued in the next post. Scroll down*


@Shadow

That's the second time you've called me Shadow.

You arrive at ~Castle Terrus of the Kingdom~. At first you see only a light gray shape. As you approach, you realize you are looking at a massive stone wall, at least 40 ft. high. The sun gets in your eyes as you try to see above it. Taking several steps back, you see an enormous tower with a flat top and a large white flag with a crest on it. The wall is almost in perfect condition, with a few cracks around it. To your immediate right is a huge stone gateway that is sealed shut by two solid granite doors. The door on the left has TER engraved in it and the one on the right says RUS, spelling the Castleâs name. Two towers stand on either side of the gate, also solid stone with white flags.

As you approach the gate, you hear a voice call âWHO DARES APPROACH MY CASTLE? PREPARE TO DIE!â The gates swing slowly open from behind and you see, to your amazement, that a single man is standing between them and pushing them open on his own. He looks about 20, with blonde hair and a massive sword on his back. He steps through the gate, crosses his arms and smirks. âJust kidding. Youâre not going to die. Yet. Itâs pretty much my choice, but then again...everything is my choice.â


Woah..... cool. My mouth drops open as I take in the scene, and your futuristic attire. (Awesome drawing by the way. What software do you use? (Assuming that's computer-generated.)) "Um... so uh... well, I'm here to kill monsters and get treasure and go on quests, so I wasn't expecting anyone to be here... do you mind if I explore this place? Assuming there's anything to explore." (Please don't tell me I have to fight you.)
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Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) M Capture Orb (@50), 50-POC, Gold (20)

"I call." I say to the remaining players.

MattEmAngel
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@Sonic
In other words, you leave the Tavern. You're now back in the White Forest. You can return to the signpost or explore around some more.

@SubZero
(Yeah, well...whatever. I'll do a perfect job of posting when you guys do a perfect job of updating your stat sheets every time).

Matt shrugs. "It's pretty much abandoned. Or, it was. As Game Master, I am the sole defended of Castle Terrus, so I brushed it up a little. Not much, just, well, every monster in the game, every Trainer, a Tavern, a Store for every class, some Legendary stuff, a Dungeon or two, etc etc." He pokes you in the chest. "Kingdomer, eh? That's good. I guess I won't have to fight you. Yeah, I can read your thoughts. That shouldn't be much a surprise. For kicks, here's my Stat Sheet. You didn't think I'd host the game and not myself one, did you?"

THE GAME MASTER: Shut your girl mouth!
Name: Matt (LX), X HP, X MP
Class: Game Master, Guardian of Terrus
Weapon: Mattâs Chaos Buster
Armor: Mattâs Trench Coat
Inventory (4/4): PET (100%), MCB Fuel Cell (5), Legendary Deck (Summons), Mattâs Deck (Cards), Gold (X)

@Shadow
Looks like it's just you and Lemaine. She nods for the next card to flip. [9D]. She smiles timidly and raises 3, looking away from you.

Ante: 1
Raise: +3
Pot: 8

You (2): [KC] [2H]
Elden (X) : [??] [??]
Remin (X): [??] [??]
Leame (X): [??] [??]
Lemaine (5): [??] [??]
The table: [7C] [3D] [5D] [KH] [9D]

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Name: Rick, 250 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 2, EXP (100/200)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (3/10), Red Bear Fur (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1), 50-POC, Gold (25)

@rick
The tile shudders, then freezes. The chest remains locked. Puzzle failed. The chest and table vanish in a cloud of grey smoke.


I'll go back to the main room and go through the other door.
MattEmAngel
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@rick
You enter the door on the opposite side of the room and enter a room identical to the other with the same riddle. You notice, though, that only three tiles are present: Water, Earth and Air.

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Class: Assassin, Level 2, EXP (50/200)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L2), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (3/10) Wolfpup Fur (L1), Poison Vial, Gold (40)

Back to the sign post and see if there's anything interesting.

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Name: Bluydee, 130 HP, 0 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 2, EXP (150/200)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Defense Book (L1: Heal-50 [50MP]), Gold (10)
Summondex (1/?): Lightning Bishop (Rare L2. 120HP [100MP])
------------------------VS--------------------
Name: The Rook (L3), 90 HP, 0 MP
Class: Dungeon Boss, Chess piece
Weapon: Body-Slide (L3), Body-Shockwave (L3)
Armor: Solid Stone (L3)
Inventory: (1/10) Dungeon Chest (inside)

I move to the left diagonally and rest for a second.

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Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) M Capture Orb (@50), 50-POC, Gold (20)

(Hmm, is that a tell and shes bluffing? Or is it a tell and she has a good hand?)

I look at the card on the table.

(I see several options she may have that may kill my kings, a three of a kind, two pair, a straight, and a flush.) "Too steep, I fold."

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Name: Rick, 250 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 2, EXP (100/200)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (3/10), Red Bear Fur (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1), 50-POC, Gold (25)

@rick
You enter the door on the opposite side of the room and enter a room identical to the other with the same riddle. You notice, though, that only three tiles are present: Water, Earth and Air.


I press the air tile.
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Name: Gamer, 770 HP, 200 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 6, EXP (250/1000)
Weapon(s):
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (3/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (45), Scorpion Pincers (L3), Scorpy Shell (L3)
Name: Selphy (Gamer), 650 HP, 200 MP
Class: Archer, Level 5, EXP (250/750)
Weapon: Elfin Short bow (L4) + Poison (L2)
Armor: Monster Fur (L3)
Inventory (3/10): Arrows (-/-), Defense Book (L3: Healing 500 HP [50 MP]), Archerâs Poison Vial (L2)

(The Ranger store was last visited by an L2. No L6 stuff yet. However, there are still excellent items and an L5 bow, but itâs expensive....However, as I told the previous player, shopkeepers will sometimes offer discounts for completing short sidequests)

-Ranger Store-
Weapons:
-Shortbow (L1): 5G
-Longbow (L1): 5G
-Elvish Straightbow (L2): 10G
-Elvish Hunter's Bow (L3): 30G
-Assassin Bow (L5): Bow with a bayonet! 80G
Arrows Mods:
-DI (Deep Impact): Punches through armor! 20G
-BH (Broadhead): Deals more damage at close range! 20G
-SS (Splinter Shaft): Arrow shaft splits, impaling enemy! 10G
Armor:
-Ranger Tunic (L1): 5G
-Elvish Tunic (L2): 10G
-Leather Ranger Armor (L2): 15G
-Elvish Ranger Armor (L3): 30G
-Hunting Hood: Keeps the rain off! 5G
-Archer's Cape: Keep the cold out and look excellent! 10G
Other:
-Poison Vial (L2): Poison your arrows! 20G
-Monocular (x2): Increased sight x2! 5G
-Monocular (x4): Increased sight x4! 10G
-Monocular (x10): Increased sight x101 50G
-Monocular VZ 20: Variable zoom, from x1 to x20! 100G

I sell my scorpy stuff and ask if there is anything that I can do to get the price lower on the level five bow.
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Matt, did you just get used to not posting for me or what?

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