2022 July 23rd 13:16 Reports have flocked in about a mysterious structure that has appeared in the middle of Ginza Tokyo. Out of the structure came an army of humans and various human like species all dressed in armour akin to European Medieval steel plating and smiliar weapons riding upon horse and dragon back. Within fifteen minutes later the JSDF (Japanese Special Defense Force) moved in clearing out the army and capturing half of the army. The structure has been named the "Gate" and has been cordined off from public access by a three block wide military boundary. 2022 August 10th 10:00 The Japanese government has released there offical statement of events to the international press. It has been decided by committee that the space beyond the Gate is now the Special Region, and under Japanese control. The members of the enemy army have been interrogated by linguist specialist and a translation of their language has been complied. They claim to be in the service of the "Empire" a large kingship in control of most of the Special Region. 2022 October 6th 07:30 Today the JSDF entered the Gate and engaged with enemy forces on the "Hill of Alnus" the exit location of the Gate in the Speical Region. Despite heavy enemy casualties, only the hill has been claimed, a military encampment set up. Reports indicated that the enemy has pulled but all memebers of a forces where made up of local cheiftans and lords. No army of deligates from the Empire itself has stepped forward. 2022 Octoder 8th 12:00 The Japanese Priminister released a statement at a press conference today. To quell suspicions and anger from the international community he has agreed to form a special force of select soldiers from different contries. The force will be lead by Captain Ozuwardo Bushou a local member of the JSDF with American heritage. The team will be attatched to the JSDF offically as Recon Team 5 or as it is being called, team Iliad. Names of this team are to be released soon. Year 1043 Autumn Reign of Emperor Molt Sol Augustus Today we remember the large Empire Army that marched to the Hill of Alnus and never returned. We here in the Village of Nexi did good buisness with the passing army and expected their return two moons ago, but they have not. I am unsure of what happened to them, but today the armies of the local Lord followed. It was said they met with a terrible force, one I hope does not reach our little community, I pair to all the gods we are safe from the Men in Green. Welcome to my new rp! In this rp you can either be part of the soldiers of team Iliad or you can be part of the community of Nexi village in the Special region. Team Iliad will be armed with modern weaponry and the members of Nexi Village with medieval weapons and magic. I'm allowing people to double up on characters if they want. So join for intesnity, magic and general amazingness. Rules No Meta or God roleplaying Respect GM's SIC's and other players Have Fun. Spoiler: Species Although the Empire is mostly made up of humans there are other species in the land. Elves Elves are blonde with a life span close to seven hundred years, the first 150 years are prepubesent the second are teens and the age 300 is considered of age. High elves are known for blonde hair, pale skin, bright eyes and long pointed ears. They have a natural affintiy for archery and spirit magic (Calling on the spirits of the elements to their command). Dark elves have dark skin, white hair and golden eyes and what they lack in magic they make up for in agility, speed and tracking ability. They are for more mysterious and reclusive. Werewolves Male werewolves have wolf like heards and are covered in hair with human like bodies. Femailes look more like humans with dog ears, tails, teeth and noses. They have excellent smell and hearing with amazing speed and long distant communication abilites. Leonoids Male Leonoids are much like werewolves with heads appearing like great cats and the fur to match with human bodies. Femailes look like human with long cat tales, ears and cat eyes with concealed claws. They are natural hunters, with night vision and claws and strength. Sirens Singers and operetic the sirens are a difficult enemy to fight, as masters of spirit magic being able to call upon nature in song with devasting effects for a trained user. Ther appear human with bird like feet and talons from the knees down and incorperating feathers into their hair. Warrior Bunnies From the plains North of the Empire they are the most agile and disciplined of the races. With lightning reflexes they make capable assassins besides that you find them as inn keepers, bar men and servants. They sport a pair of rabbit ears with a cotton tail and fur covering their arms, back and legs. In recent history a prince of the Empire attacked the tribe and scattered them. It is believed that the queen of the tribe sold them out and betrayed them to save her own kin. Medusae People with snakes for hair. They have the capability to drain ones life force and read minds. In small attacks it appears like paralysis and large attacks it is lethal. However there is no race more loyal and are believers of life for life, save ones life and they are a companion forever. Dwarves Short and stocky, brilliant blacksmiths and boasters. They are smart but stubborn as a mule. Dwarves are not friends of elves or the empire. They hate the elves for the minerals kept under elf forests and the empire for enslaving their kind to make them weapons and armour. Winged Humans They have the apperance like angels with two large wings. They are often beautiful people with short pointed ears. They beleive in freedom, that as long as they have their wings. They are great negoiatiors and masters of aerial combat. Magic Magic is a strictly human ability. Mages are considered scholars and have the abilities of levitation, energy blasts and much much more depending on what you wish to study. Study sun light and you can bend light, study minerals and moving rocks is easy as walking. This rp come equiped with the Red Book. The Red Book is a cultural index about the life in the Special Region. All JSDF officers are equiped with this. I holds a dictionary of useful words for the language of the Special Region. If you have any questions tag me. Applications Name: (include rank for Iliad/Special Region ones are Roman esc) Nationality/Speices: Age: Appearance: Weapon: Equipement: Speciality/Job: (Iliad a speciality, Nexi a job) Magic: (please specify kind or study subject. If needed ask for help) Backstory: Spoiler: Example Name: Captain Ozuwardo Bushou Nationality/Speices: American Japanese Age:28 Appearance: Spoiler: Appearance Weapon: Rifle, pistol. Equipement: Mission Pack, Radio, Flares, Ammuniton, Food packs, Red Book, Water Canteen. Speciality/Job: Driving, Local Relations and Relief, languages. Magic: N/A Backstory: Born in Osaka Japan, his father was Japanese and married an American news correspondant. Osuwardo was named after his maternal grandfather Oswald but usually goes by Oz after the character from The Wizard of Oz. He joined the army at Eighteen and worked up the ranks before being moved to Special Ops Training and finally JSDF where he became a Captain and was selected to be leader of Iliad because of his training, heritage and ability to speak three languages. @AtticCat @Beash @Bearacuda @Buckwheat2003 @Heaven_of_ash @Krolose @Koajack @Last_Link @SpoopMelon @taluth @anyoneelse.