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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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Name: Max, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0),
Summondex: (0)


You enter Flatwater Lake (L1). It appears to be a large lake, surrounded by a thin forest. A small cabin is to your left. The sun glints off the lake, showing extremely flat water. A rowboat is tied to a short wooden stake in front of you, resting on a glittering sandy beach.


I'll head towards the cabin and knock on the door, asking "Is anyone home?" If no answer, I'll try opening the door and heading inside.

PS. How about constructs, for mages? Like how necromancers (they are considered mages) can create constructs of bones and rotten flesh.
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Name: Theonewhoplays, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (0/10), Gold (10)

I go to explore Flatwater lake

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@Max:
You know on the cabin door, but no one answers. Instead, you hear a lot of scuffling and banging around. It sounds like two men are fighting. You hear a yell of pain, then a deep roar. The door is unlocked, so you carefully open it. A large, muscular man is lying on the floor. He looks badly injured. On top of him is something resembling a small bear. It looks and you and roars again, then attacks!

-Epic Battle music-

When in a battle, just re-post your stat sheet and state your move. You can say "I raise my shield to block his attack, then slash at his neck." You cannot say "I chop his legs off and stab him in the heart," because that's my job. I tell you what your attack did, then what the enemy does. You get the idea.

@theonewhoplays:
You enter Flatwater Lake (L1). It appears to be a large lake, surrounded by a thin forest. A small cabin is to your left. The sun glints off the lake, showing extremely flat water. A rowboat is tied to a short wooden stake in front of you, resting on a glittering sandy beach.

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Name: Theonewhoplays, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (0/10), Gold (10)

I approach the cabin and check out what or who is in there

SubZero007
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This game looks great, but is it too late to join?

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@theonewhoplays:
You approach the cabin. It is a nice little log house with a chimney, a front door and a single window. You knock on the door and hear someone say "Eh? Who's there?" in a sharp accent.

Note: Someone else also went to Flatwater Lake. In their story, they enter the cabin and are attacked by a bear. I'm keeping the scenery the same but I'm making every story a little different. Yay!

@SubZero, you played EPIC's version, right? In one of my earlier threads, I announced that there is no "cut-off" date, so you can join right now. In fact, do that. Everyone is low-level. If you played EPIC's version, you have access to the Starter Pack (At the bottom of my first post on this Thread). Read the instructions. Pick a class. PLEASE get it right the first time. I went over the details as clearly as possible.

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I would love to say that I did play Epic's game, but unfortunately, no, I did not. Alright, it took a lot of effort, but I studied through most of your posts without tl;dr'ing. (Don't worry, I read all of the rules.) Pretty dang complicated, but I think I got it. Here goes:

Name: SubZero, 200 HP, 100 MP

MattEmAngel
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...fail.

SubZero007
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Noooooo! it cut off!

SubZero007
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Well, let's try again.

Name: SubZero, 200 HP, 100 MP

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3rd time is a possible charm?

Name: SubZero, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)

I choose Castle Kingdom, unless that imbalances things. Also, can I make my name a RPG name, instead of my username?

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Oh, sorry for the ridiculous amounts of posts in a row, (I really am) but in response to your question, no, I didn't ever play Epic's game.

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Name: Talow, 100 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L1), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Poison Vial, Gold (0) Curved Dagger (L1)

Let's throw my knife at it while taking out true light's flight and use it to block his lunge.

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And honestly, I don't care which of the two you refer to me as.

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-GM Sheet-

Day: 1
Weather: Clear
Time: Day 3/4 (Day or Night out of 4)

CASTLE-KINGDOM:

Defenses: Crossbows, trebuchets, anything to keep invaders out.

Castle Wall (L1)
Castle Gate (L1)
Giant Crossbow (L1) [5]
Guardians: Guards to defend your Castle. Default soldiers exist, you must find Legendary
Castle Guards (L1) [10]
Castle Knights (L1) [10]
Legendary: None
Buildings: Free-access areas. Dungeons, Mini-Dungeons and Hidden Rooms are not included.
Great Hall I (Many locked doors are here. Can be upgraded)
Hospital (Return to regain all HP/MP in one turn. Can be upgraded)
Vault (Holds 10 items per player. Return to store any items. Can be upgraded)
Castle Store
Battlements (L1)
Barracks (L1)
Training Hall (L1) (level up to unlock more trainers/NPC backups)


Heroes of the Kingdom:
Name: Theonewhoplays, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (0/10), Gold (10)
Name: Sonic, 100 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L?), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Poison Vial, Curved Dagger (L1), Gold (0)
Name: Kylelolcat, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 4, EXP (0/500)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight's Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (1/10), Failsword (T9), Gold (10)
Name: Max, 150 HP, 250 MP
Class: Summoner, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Mageâs Staff (L1)
Armor: Mageâs Robe (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Attack Book (L1: Fire [50MP], Lightning [50MP]), Gold (0),
Summondex: (0)
Name: SubZero, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Ranger, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Short bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)


ATTACKED: 0 (number of times your castle has been attacked)
BREACHED: 0 (number of times it has been breached)
STOLEN: 0 (Items that have been stolen from the Castle and moved to the other Castle)

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CASTLE-ANARCHY:

Defenses: Crossbows, trebuchets, anything to keep invaders out.

Castle Wall (L1)
Castle Gate (L1)
Giant Crossbow (L1) [5]
Guardians: Guards to defend your Castle. Default soldiers exist, you must find Legendary
Castle Guards (L1) [10]
Castle Knights (L1) [10]
Legendary: None
Buildings: Free-access areas. Dungeons, Mini-Dungeons and Hidden Rooms are not included
Great Hall I (Many locked doors are here. Can be upgraded)
Hospital (Return to regain all HP/MP in one turn. Can be upgraded)
Vault (Holds 10 items per player. Return to store any items. Can be upgraded)
Castle Store
Battlements (L1)
Barracks (L1)
Training Hall (L1) (level up to unlock more trainers/NPC backups)


Heroes of the Anarchy:
Name: Patrick2011, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Archer, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Long bow (L1)
Armor: Hunting jacket (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) Arrows (-/-), Gold (0)
Name: Shadow, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Knight ,Level 3, EXP (0/300)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Knightâs Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1)
Inventory: (1/10) 50-POC, Gold (10)
Name: Rick, 200 HP, 100 MP
Class: Juggernaut, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): Straight sword (L1), Tower Shield (L1)
Armor: Steel Knight Armor (L1), Steel Knight Helmet (L1)
Inventory: (2/10), Gold (10), 50-POC, Knightâs Shield (L1)


ATTACKED: 0 (number of times someone has attacked your castle)
BREACHED: 0 (number of times breached)
STOLEN: 0 (Items that have been stolen from the Castle and moved to the other Castle)

_________________
Active Map:
White Forest (L1), Towns: 1
Flatwater Lake (L1), Towns: ???
Rook Island (L2), Towns: ???
Cavetop Mountain (L2), Towns: ???
Blackwater Bay (L2), Towns: ???
The Valley of Caves (L3), Towns: ???

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Battle:

Name: Talow, 100 HP, 50 MP
Class: Assassin, Level 1, EXP (0/100)
Weapon(s): True Light's Flight (L1), Throwing knife (L1)
Armor: Stealth Robes (L1)
Inventory: (2/10) Poison Vial, Gold (0) Curved Dagger (L1)
--------------VS----------------
Name: Red Bear (L1), 80/100 HP, 0 MP
Weapons: Bear Claws (L1)
Armor: Bear Pelt (L1)
Inventory: (0/10)

You throw your knife into the charging bear, dealing 20! The bear keeps coming and throws a slash at you, but you manage to force him back with your Keyblade. He stands on his hind legs and roars at you!

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Story:

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Message Board:

@SubZero: Pick whichever Castle you want. You're under no obligations to pick a different one to balance it out, althogh I appreciate it. I'm going to be calling you SubZero every time I post, so stick with your Armor Games name. I have to keep up with eight people. Also, now decide what you want to do.

AllPlayers: In a battle scene, I will post your Stat Sheet, then the Enemy Stat Sheet. They will always have HP, Armor and Weapons. Some have Inventory, some have MP. I will deduct the HP and MP from you and the enemy when I post the sheet.

END GM Sheet

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