The 13th Sign ★ [12 Spot Zodiac Roleplay]

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Ok I'm back... Looks like I've got a lot to catch up on... I don't have time right now for a long post, but I'll get something up tonight.

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PICKLED POTATOES WHERE'D YE GO?!?

Can someone catch me up? I was out this week with a friend I haven't seen in a year :3

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Kyra and Tirali arrived with the rescue dragon and griffin. The rescuer students they're with questioned Myr about the bridge stuff, while Maikela disappeared for a while from everyone under an illusion.

 

A school official named Avery arrives with a giant black dragon. she asks for confirmation that everyone is safe and more officially questions the situation. everyone was accounted for except Maikela, so they're all wondering where she is.

 

Luca explains to Kalden that Avery is the combat instructor and that she has a good amount of power at the school, notably, she can lockdown sections if needed. Luca pranks her fairly often, so they aren't on the best of terms. Doug compares her to his father.

 

Myr and Maikela secretly agree to act as the entire bridge incident is an accident. Maikela dropped her invisibility illusion and is waiting for the officials to notice her or for one of the students to tell them.

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Havin' to check out... >︿<

I'm sorry, but I'll have to drop this RP. I simply can't keep up due to entering a higher level of education now, plus work and additional class assignments. It was fun roleplaying with everyone, though! 

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Awe, we'll miss ya! Good luck in school and work! XD

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completely understand. wish you luck, thanks for roleplaying with us :D

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Character 2 :}

since we have fewer active characters than before, I'm gonna make a second one, and also even out the genders some.

 

Name: Nolan Bennett Altair

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Powers: Replication (Gemini), Flowmotion (Capricorn)

Appearance:

art by @ksk535 on twitter

Personality:

Nolan can be cocky, hyper, and spontaneous. However, that doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy furthering his personal knowledge; like many in his house, he does have a curious and clever mind. He prefers picking and choosing where he learns from, as he often finds forced academia boring, making him get into trouble with some of Nysa's teachers, and with his own family. A people person, Nolan thinks himself good at interacting with others, even if they aren't good friends. With his mixture of personality traits, he can come off as overconfident, presumptuous, or nosy, sometimes without himself realizing. While he may get argumentative to cover his sensitivity, he does try to remain open-minded to other viewpoints or when he deserves being put in his place.

History:

Son of the current head of AltAIR, a well-known Gemini company that manufactures most airships and other sky-high infrastructure and machinery. Nolan knows some 'random' things, like how to play the chello, that he was forced to learn as a child. But he was never one to give in easily to things he didn't like, so his excelling at or complete lack of skill in certain areas may stem from his ease or lack thereof of involvement in a given subject. He's not quite a party child like some rich children are in rebellion to their families, but he also does not care if his ventures bring about little bits of controversy. He believes it's his life to live, regardless of his background (though that's not to say he doesn't use it to his advantage), and he doesn't see a point in dabbling in things that don't interest him.

Weapon:

Scythe. It can collapse down into a significantly smaller bundle that he can carry on his back or side.

Crush/Partner: N/A. Open to either gender.

Extra: Nolan has been studying at Nysa for a year.

 

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Second character

Can I reserve a Libra spot, with Invisibility and Floor Tilting/Air Manipulation?

 

Name: Izaza Umbris [ee-ZAH-zah] (Iza for intimi – that is, her brother Oker)

Gender: female

Age (15 or older): 17

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Powers (limited to 2, 1 from birth house, 1 from another house. no duplicates.): Air Manipulation, Invisibility

Appearance: Usually invisible, but when she isn’t: very pale skin, ink-black eyes that some might describe as eerie, with a dreamy, absent look in them. Long straight black hair that waterfalls beyond her waist.

Personality: Shy, quiet, doesn’t usually draw attention to herself, but very kind and compassionate if you get to know her. She likes reading and has a vivid imagination. She’s fond of animals because they don’t judge.

History (optional): Izaza's father Rolkan disliked her from the moment she was born, because his beloved wife died birthing her. That dislike might have been lessened had she been more the way he wanted her to be, but unfortunately, she had nothing of her father's harsh, stern politician's ways. Izaza is shy, quiet and compassionate – in other words, according to her father, weak and useless.

Not to mention, she inherited the wrong power. Instead of Omnilingualism, which would have been useful in the life he’d planned out for her, she got useless Air Manipulation. Which she wasn’t even particularly good at controlling.

So instead, Rolkan pinned all his hopes of following in his footsteps on her one year older brother Oker, who, while not particularly ruthless either, at least understood that certain things needed to be done for the benefit of some, and at the cost of others.

So Izaza grew up ignored and neglected, except by her older brother, who has a soft spot for his little sister and unlike their father, doesn’t hold the death of their mother against her. Apart from them, very few people know she exists at all. Her second power admittedly helped with that, as she often turns herself invisible just so she doesn’t have to deal with glares and snide comments.

Her father didn’t know of her Virgo power until recently (he just thought she was very good at hiding, if he noticed her absence at all), but it was inevitable he found out eventually. As one might expect, he accidentally witnessed her shimmering out of sight and promptly realized the truth.

The reveal of her second power was the final straw for her father. Freaked out by her mismatched abilities, Rolkan sent her off to Nysa, grateful to be rid of his disappointing daughter. He made it clear to her that she wouldn’t have to come back home, as far as he was concerned.

Weapon (optional, limited to 1): Nope, she uses her invisibility to get out of any situation long before it turns dangerous

Crush/Partner (optional): Open to either gender

Extra (optional): Her unusual looks, coupled with her ability to turn invisible at will have led some people to believe that her father’s mansion is haunted and that she is a ghost. Izaza finds this amusing and actively keeps the rumors alive by wandering around in sight of people and enticing them to follow her, only to disappear around the next corner.

 

((I’m just gonna say Izaza's been with the tour the whole time and no one saw her. I’ll probably have her accidentally bump into somebody in the library.))

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@moonfyre sure thing!

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Hi, just wanted to drop in to say I'll be camping from today to Thursday afternoon. I will try to get one last post up before I have to leave.

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just gonna wait for Duskfury to get back 

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So... I got bored one day..... XD So I did itty bitty paintings of some of the rp scenes XD Might do more later.... Maybe idk XD

 

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I always forget that I made Maikela super smoll hahaha

These are beautiful paintings.

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I know when I reread the height I was like "Oh this is gonna be funny" XD

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is that supposed to be Kyra or someone else with the unicorn? 

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wow! she looks amazing! thanks dude! 

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It's not really the art I was talking about before, it's just some silly paintings I did out of boredom.. The other more detailed versions of your character is still a work in process

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it's still better than what I can do! 

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Glad you like it :)

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is it ok with you if I put it in my art booklet? full credt to you of course! 

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I guess so, but it's not a unicorn... It's the dragasus in case you were wandering

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oh! ok! at least now I know what to call it. I'll put it in my art book in the morning, I gotta get some sleep

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Aight, have a good night :)

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you too dude! 

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This is so cool dude! I

This is so cool dude! I especially liking the lighting and atmosphere of the third one and the forth one give to good visual reference of the scene before!

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ooh, love these! it's so cool to see some of these scenes brought to life :D thanks so much for sharing these. I especially love the ambience of the statue one!!

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Goodbye...

Really sorry everyone, but I think I'm going to have to drop the rp... school just started and life got kind of hectic. It was fun to roleplay with everyone, though :)

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awe! we're gonna miss you! 

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sorry to see you go, but thanks for sticking around for so long :) good luck with everything!

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Hey, I'll respond to the rp in a bit, but we started decorating for Christmas so... XD It'll be a bit before I get to it :P 

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no problem, take your time :D and have fun with those decorations xD

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XD So, I say we're decorating but instead we rearrange the whole music room instead XD 

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haha, sounds like something productive, nonetheless :D

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Well yeah XD just find it funny it's my mom's favourite holiday yet she'll do anything to avoid decorating XD 

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lol, i always like putting them up, but don't like taking them down much

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Alas! The decorations are complete!! 
 

Yeah, I don't like taking them down either, always feels empty afterwards 

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nicee

 

yeah, taking them down really marks the end of the holiday season. but at the same time, i'm pretty over this year, so i'm kind of hoping for a better one in 2021, haha

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I think I'm going to put Doug on standby until the next rp day if that's alright since I kinda walk him off for the day already. Just to be clear (I havent read everything yet) We're not at the new day yet right?

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okay, no problem! we're not at a new day yet, though it's nearing the end of the current day now. everyone is eating dinner, if you would like to get Doug to join one of the groups.

in case you haven't caught up, Kalden, Myr, and Kyra as well as two newer secondary characters called Karou and Nissa, are eating at the water dorms. Nolan, Luca, and Izaza are at the main dining hall.

 

but if not, it'll probably not be too long until we can timeskip to the next day where classes and stuff start :)

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nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

just a head's up I'll probably be less active again upon approaching Thanksgiving break.

the last few days I've been able to post more in between my current assignments (hopefully that's not been too obvious xD), but finals are right after break so I'll be studying for those :)

but luckily after the 3rd I'll be free for a while before the spring semester starts lol

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I think I am gonna have to drop out, sorry guys.

 

I have been swamped with work and have had little to no motivation to even touch my electronics much recently. Which has been good for me, I've been getting outside more. But now I'm like 50 posts behind and just.... meh

 

I'll probably stay in my other role plays for now but I have got zero motivation 

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Awe, hope everything's going well for you, glad to hear you've been getting out more tho! 

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aww, sad to see you go, but thanks for participating for so long :) but completely understand, sometimes it's hard to keep up with everything at once. good luck with everything!

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Looks like we lost another :(

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still alive. i'll get my responses up thursday/friday for sure. thanks for ya'lls patience :)

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The 13th Sign

Heya! Guess I'm really late into the party but I'm quite interested. May I reserve the Leo spot with light manipulation and illusion? I'll work on my form once my finals are over, so maybe around a week or so.

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oh, hi there! glad to see someone new interested in this rp :D I'll save you those for sure.

also, let me know if you'd like a little recap of stuff so far. nothing so major has happened yet for anyone joining now to be too out of the loop, but i could fill in some of the more plot-centric details or help you figure out where to jump in, if needed.

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A recap would be appreciated! I'll skim the thread later and see if I can come up with where to chime in ^^

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Details~

Here are some details. Tried to group it up to make it easier to use, haha. Some are just a reference to things like locations and relevant-but-not-main-characters if you need it.

@everyone else let me know if I forgot anything really crucial XD

 

 

Story-Wise:

  • Most people had their characters start out a few days before coming to the school. They were either invited by letter or a school representative showed up to get them to go. A few others have had their characters at Nysa longer, and are just returning/waiting for classes to start. You can choose whether your character to be new or has been a student for a while already :)
  • We're still on the first day when people arrived at the school and went through orientation. The most important detail from this is that there's going to be a winter solstice festival and ball in around a week in-roleplay. This will be where members of different Houses host activities, make food, and share stuff from their Houses. There will also be a dance held by the school itself. So characters may worry about all that and who they may go with and all that soon.
  • There was a tour, mostly used to establish some of the main areas of Nysa. Most of our characters met/got to know each other through that.
  • During the tour, Kalden snooped around the fountain in the garden (see below in locations) and found a mysterious symbol there that'd been worn/scratched away. He and Myr managed to make a wax rubbing to help the symbol become more clear: ⛎. Some of the others also show up to see it, but no one knows what it means or why it was in the garden at that fountain.
  • On the tour, the group crossed the bridge from the Fire area to the Air area (see below in locations). Maikela (no longer active in the roleplay) played a prank using illusions to convince other characters that the bridge was starting to break. Myr saved everyone, though figured out the entire thing was fake and caused by Mikaela. Myr used density manipulation to actually break the bridge in revenge towards Maikela, which is why it's currently out of use. Maikela and everyone managed to get out of the situation safely. The situation caused some tension between some characters. The school started investigating what happened after that, though it seems over for now.
  • Tour ended, and a bunch of characters went to the library to research the symbol found in the garden. After looking through some very old books, and thanks to Luca's omnilingualism, they were able to connect some things together and found out about the missing sign of Ophiuchus, though they don't fully know what it means yet. They mostly just know there's a missing sign, and that for some reason people either forgot about it or have tried to hide it.
  • Maikela took that information about the 13th sign that they know so far and wrote an article about it, and published it for the world to know about. Currently, that hasn't impacted the story yet. But soon, other people may begin talking about it, as well.
  • Classes will start the next day in-roleplay.

 

Right now:

  • It's the evening of the first day. There are a few different places people are at: Luca and Nolan are in the school's main cafeteria. Myr, Kalden, Kyra, and Karou (a non-main character Capricorn) are currently inside the Water dorm building. Kalden ran in there (even though he didn't have permission) because he saw a snake slither in, and ran into the others in there. They're currently trying to find the snake and capture it. Doug is currently on standby until the next roleplay day, and Izaza is currently in the garden on her own.

 

Main Locations:

  • Courtyard: A large area between many buildings. It was where orientation took place, and where some clubs and organizations were recruiting people. Normally, it serves as an area for people to go between places or hang out.
  • The Water area: Elegant, lots of stone walkways and structures. Lots of bluer/green hues, and damp ground and air due to the nearby river, waterfalls, and other water sources. The dorm is located around the waterfall.
  • The Earth area: Nearby to the Water area. Lots of trees, flowers, and dirt/wood paths. There's also some rope bridges in the higher trees. The dorms are located in the side of a large ridgeside there.
  • The Fire area: One of the floating islands above the school. The most notable way to get up there that we explored was taking the outdoor elevator to the top of the Earth dorm's ridge, then catching a cablecar from the ridge to the island. The Fire island is hot, with lava pools and streams encasing the outer edges (mostly away from the actual used areas). The dorms are more industrial/apartment building-esque. There's also a large metal pyramid with a flame spouting from the top in the form of a faux volcano.
  • The Air area: A collection of floating isles. The largest isle was connected to the Fire area with a glass bridge. The bridge floor was clear, allowing people to see down to the ground/school below them. The Air dorms are tall and tower-like. The area has lots of bridges connecting everything and platforms for air activities.
  • The Altair glass bridge: Like mentioned above, it's currently out of commission, though will presumably be fixed or replaced in the nearby future.
  • The Garden: Connected to the courtyard. A large garden filled with flora from different Houses. There's a fountain of a woman and a snake in the center. The circular edge of the fountain shows each House's symbol. However, there's also a 13th placement, with an unknown worn away symbol that our characters found.
  • The Zenith Library: A large library with at least two established levels.
  • Sparkball Court: Connected to the back of a multi-purpose gym. It's a circular sports room with many side panels, jungle-gym equipment, and obstacles for the game of Sparkball. (I might make a summary post on the front page later for how Sparkball is played and what the rules are when it's relevant again in-roleplay).

 

Non-Main Characters: There are quite a few named characters we've used for interactions and stuff. I'm naming a few in more official positions so you have a general understanding of them if they're mentioned.

  • Riya: A Pisces school representative. She went after Kalden and helped him arrive to the school. She was also the tour guide for the tour most of our characters went on.
  • Avery: A Libra that was in charge of getting Luca to the school. She is the combat instructor and has a huge black dragon she rides. She has lots of authority at Nysa.
  • Master Jacob Ortiz: A Libra in charge of the school's security force and an animal expert.
  • The Headmaster: Head of the school. Not much about him yet.