Post by Fleet Admiral on Feb 27, 2017 21:28:04 GMT
The AVB Verse Overview
Story So Far
Chapter One: The Age of the Gods
The world began full of magic and all things supernatural even before the first of mankind drew breath. Beings from other realms and dimensions as well as beings born on the Earth itself dominated the world. Mankind was brought into this world and became a part of this world of the Supernatural. However towards the end of the Age of the Gods, slowly but surely overtime mankind prospered and the Supernatural began a steady decline for many reasons. Gradually most things Supernatural disappeared from the face of the Earth whether they went to various realms and dimensions connected to the Earth or just simply hid in the world veiled by human skepticism and logic. Eventually the Age of Gods simply became myth and legend, vanishing barely leaving any traces or remnants.
Chapter Two: The Age of Man
Mankind developed through the use logic, reasoning and most of all science. The more humans advanced in the fields of science, the more advanced the world they live in became. However, mankind also used these advancements to fight amongst themselves using increasingly more destructive weapons and technology. Mankind also began to truly test the limits of the Earth’s resources. Science and technology had come to create more problems than it was able to solve. Energy and environmental crises arorse because of technology, yet technology and science could not solve these crises. The Earth was stuck in a downwards spiral towards its end, set off by World War III. The result of mankind's own hubris was endless war, pollution, and suffering at their own hands.
Chapter Three: The Five Emperors
The world and mankind were saved by 5 individuals, the 5 Emperors, who brought about this new age. No one knows where they came from or even what they look like. Depictions simply show humanoid figures and their Crests. The Emperor of Ley Lines wields the most powerful environment and territory, The Emperor of Lightning wields the most powerful element, The Emperor of Creation wields the most powerful equipment, The Emperor of Ambition wields the most powerful energy and spirit, The Emperor of Anti Magic wields the most powerful defense and counter offense.
This was the Second Renaissance or the Imperial Renaissance.
The Emperor of the Ley Lines revived the destroyed enviroment completely as if the war never touched it. Scorched Earth, melted polar ice caps, melted Artic region, irradiated lands, blast craters, destroyed civilizations, deserts, tundra, and more returned to state before the war. Much of the Earth was restored to the point where it looks as if it was untouched by man. Then she flooded the world with Supernatural forces again. They also opened up the other supernatural realms and planes of existences to Earth, reviving these severed connections allowing supernatural beings to repopulate the Earth in coexistence with mankind.
The Emperor of Lightning created a new form of science and magic for mankind that would become known as Human Magic to non human supernaturals, this was Alchemy. By the time of WW3, Mankind had evolved slightly to be able to use 100 percent of their brain granting them certain capabilities. Besides Alchemy there are other arts less popular that also based on that evolution such as Adrenal Activation users. Alchemy is based upon a human's ability to connect, interact, and manipulate their own bioeletricity and bio electromagnetism. The Lightning Emperor sought give humanity the ability to create or rather re - create the miracles of magic through science and human evolution. The most common theory is that he wanted Humans to not have to resort back to using their old technology and science but capitalize on all they learned from it. He didn't want them dependent upon the powers and supernatural arts of other races and beings. They needed something that was truly their own.
The Emperor of Creation, created the godsends powerful objects and equipment by his own powers. There are godsends that seem like legendary objects of myth and legend but just many which seem to have no such basis. There some godsends that are simply containers holding in legendary spirits or powers. Godsends truly have an almost infinite amount of variation in what they are, what forms they take, and accessibility. Some godsends can be genetic or randomly appear in new hosts, some are in dungeons and other such hidden locations where one must journey and undergo trials to obtain them, some are public but one must be worthy to gain it, some can be simply passed around, etc. The reason for the creation of the Godsends in unknown and the most common theory is just that it has a lot to do with the creation of Alchemy.
The Emperor of Ambition, whipped humanity and other beings back into shape going from location to location normalizing structure and co existsence to what would normally be utter chaos and panic. It's also believed he may have had something to do with humanity's evolution and their being able to use Alchemy, Godsends, and mystically powers. They believed he lead the Five Emperors in their efforts to bring about this new age.
The Emperor of Anti Magic, it is unknown what he had been doing during this time but it's clear whatever behind the scenes work he was doing it was for a good reason the world is not ready for.
And then each Emperor just vanished. There are no records of specifically when and why they disappeared after performing their tasks did they vanish. It's rumored they dispersed themselves among the population or went to some domain out of reach of anyone else. There are many who claim to be lineage of one to all five Emperors, but none of these claims can be verified.
As much as the world has changed there are those who refuse to change wih it and fight against the tide. All throughout these periods of change nations rose, fell, and changed for better or worse. Some countries accepted the Supernatural and/or Alchemy while others cling the technology of the old age. Much of the world adopted Alchemy and the technology of the old age came to be something most of the world frowned upon.
The technology of the old age , redubbed Black Technology, was phased out and replace with new Alchemical technology. Alchemy began to revolutionize the world, this period of time became known as the 2nd Renaissance. There are those who still make use of Black Technology. Human Technology today is most often based upon Alchemy.
The world was at a relative peace compared to the chaos of World War III, but also could be said to still be in a state of change and calamity. It's indeed a brave new world and has been for really an untold amount of time, could be centuries, millennia, eons, and even more. The years are counted in BR(Before Resnaissance) and AR.
Chapter Four: Calamity Trigger
A mysterious organization in the shadows is masterminding conflicts all over the world. The world at large knows nothing about them but their prints are evident at the start of nearly every Calamity. Monster rampages, civil wars, terrorist organizations, Oppressive Regimes, international wars, and more.
Alchemy Entries: It's still a building concept so I basically update this database with new entries that I think of. These entries contain special information relating to Alchemy. Other people are allowed to submit suggestions to this concept.
Entry #1: Inner and Outer
Alchemy became the new age form of Magic, also called Human Magic by nonhuman supernaturals. Alchemy was made possible by mankind gaining the ability to access more of their brain capacity. This eventually yielding the potential to interact with their inner "energy" and the outer "energy" that flows and surrounds everything. Users of alchemy are called Alchemists. Alchemists manipulate the electric fields that are present in all matter in the universe.
The Inner energy( refer to bioelectricity link to skip this paragraph) that Alchemy refers to is actually one's own bioelectricity. In order to use magic one would have to connect with that. The old forms of Magic saw this as connecting with your inner power and that's pretty much what it is. Some forms of Alchemy can be used solely with the use of one's "inner energy" such as physical augmentations, Tech/Weaponry, forms of extra sensory perception, or even a form of telepathy.
The outer energy are the electric fields of everything that is not their own bioelectric field. The use of the outer energy is done by interacting one's inner energy with the outer energy. In other words, it's manipulating their own bioelectric field to interact with external electric fields. This is what true Alchemists are able to do. This is also harder than simply using one's inner energy which is why this is less common.
What makes Alchemy unique is that it can approached in a variety of ways. For example, one can approach it from a scientific point of view or from a more mystical point of view and the result would be pretty much the same.
Entry #2: Weapons and Tech
New technology and weaponry came into existence because of Alchemy, one doesn't need to know Alchemy to use Alchemical technology. Alchemical Technology generally works by interfacing with the user through their bioelectromagnetism and neural impulses. Pretty much anything one can imagine within reason such as elemental swords, firearms that manufacture their own ammunition and can fire special ammunition, all the way to special gloves that allow for telekinetic surgery. There are in fact many fighters who use Alchemical weapons don't actually know Alchemy themselves, or learn it through their weapon. There are also weapons that require one to know Alchemy to utilize their full potentinal. There's also some artificially sentient weaponry made sentient through one way or another that also exist. When most people say technology they are referring to Alchemical technology. Tech from the old era is called Black Technology and is actually banned in most Alchemy and Supernatural nations.
This is another reason Alchemy is something most humans can use because standard Alchemical Technology and Weaponry is something most human can figure out how to use just like using normal weaponry. There are those who won't know actual Alchemy but use an Alchemically made Weapon that does most of the work such as maybe a wand like object that can cast Earth based Alchemy.
Entry #3: Neuro Vampires
Because one of the core elements of Alchemy is one's bio electricity there would inevitably be the development of a skill to drain bioelectric currents. People who specialize in those kind of skills are called Neuro Vampires. By draining the bio electricity of their opponents they gain more power to use at their disposal while weakening their enemy. They normally do this through physical contact or through contact with a short range weapon or even a familiar. This form of Alchemy also have its consequences appearance and mental wise to even possible dependecy on the bio electricity of others.
Entry #4: A Bound Circle
Users of Alchemy can perform what's called a binding of a circle which is similar to how witches bind their circles. It is done with a set of spells designed to attune their bio electricity with each other, these spells are casted by the leader of the circle. By binding a circle they share their collective power amongst each other individually, while acting as amplifiers to each other when two or more of them are together. The leader however gains an extra portion of power and the leader can remove someone from the circle, dissolve the circle, or add to the circle. But the leader's power can be stolen if they are killed by someone in the circle or if they will it to another, even to someone outside of the circle. [/spoiler]
It is believed that most Godsends choose their possessors because of how few were able to be accessed and the ones that have been accessed only opened for a specific individual. A few Godsends that had not impacted already lie in the hands of their Possessors. It is also rumored that several strange structures, markers, and phenomenon have appeared since the Godsends descended upon Earth.
It is believed the Godsends contain immense potential because they are unlike anything previously seen Supernatural or otherwise. This is because some Godsends seem to resemble mythological or legendary objects, however it seems none of them wield that level of power they should wield if they are those powerful objects of legend. A theory on the subject is that those stories could have been grossly exaggerated by the witnesses because of how primitive their world was at the time. Yet many still believe the Godsends hold that power but it just has to be unlocked a little at a time.
Prophet_of_Plague, yeah hopefully. My main problem though is I have a bad case of writers block and can't even create a character. I'm considering going to another site with low standards for character creation and just mess around there for a bit till my creativity comes back.