IC thread is here --- [Beginning] --- You lay awake in your bed, staring at the ceiling as you have been for the past hour. An aching headache had been bothering you ever since you had crawled into the sheets but not even the couple of painkillers you swallowed seemed to make the pain recede. Actually, if anything, it felt like the pain was steadily getting worse. Grimacing at the frustration, a gaping feeling of emptiness falls upon you like a icy blanket. You turn over but the feeling only begins to grow. The time is almost right, Element. They need you. You shoot up in your bed. That elderly, male voice couldn't have been your imagination. Loud enough to sound as though someone had been standing next to your bed. You groan and double over, placing a hand on your stomach and your forehead. The empty pit in your gut grows hungrily at the voice, like it was beginning to consume you from the inside. You turn you head left and right as the nausea mounts, out the corner of your eye you spot a grandfather clock leaning against the wall. You don't remember putting one there. A second later, the arms on the clock meet at the at the peak, twelve o'clock. A few clock-work clicks later and a loud gonging noise echoed throughout your room, drilling into your head. Follow the call, it shall lead you to me. For a brief moment the pain in your forehead spikes, your hands reach up to clutch in pain while your grit your teeth. Then with a sharp tug behind your navel, the blackness of your room vanishes. --- [Premise] --- The Clock and the Mirror is going to be the first RP that I've run and I'm hoping it to be a good one. The basics is that you are going to be summoned to Equestria. Only instead of being summoned by ponies, you'll be summoned by the Griffon Kingdom as super soldiers in an up-coming war between them and the Equestria. Believed to be an impossible achievement by anyone's standards, the summoning proved possible only by directly harnessing the power of the 'attained' Elements of Harmony. Naturally, seeing as they summoned Space Battlers, it'll all blow up in their faces. The Players will all be human and will likely remain that way, Self-Inserts are expected but if people would prefer to play a base-line human character then I have no problem with that. Generally I want this RP to remain fairly light on the grimdark although it will have some pretty bleak themes included. As for story wise, while I do have a pre-planned story to go on with, if the Players want to go careening off the rails then by all means that's what I'll let them do. Just don't expect the story to leave you alone while doing so! --- [Vital Characters] ---There are a lot of characters in MLP. I mean, a whole truckload. So naturally there are a lot of characters in this RP too. So, by player request, here is the list of characters who were important enough to list themselves a description. Note, this is for OC's or heavily changed characters only.Please let me know if you spot a typo or you think a character ought to be added to the Vital Characters list.=EQUESTRIA= Skylight Race: Unicorn, Adult, Female Head: White, Straight mane; Body: Dark grey coat, Lanky Cutie Mark: 3 by 3 grid of white stars, "Everything has a pattern" Role: Luna's apprentice, Magister Features: Twin brown saddle bags, Null magic Grunwald Race: Unicorn, Elderly, Male Head: Dark grey, short and spiked mane; Black eyes Body: Light grey coat, Average Build Cutie Mark: - Role: Ex-Arch Magister, Sweetie Belle's Magister Features: Full-body leather travel raiment with cloak, White magic Sweetie Belle Race: Unicorn, Teenager, Female Head: Light pink, short and spiked mane; Green eyes Body: White coat, Short Build Cutie Mark: Blue diamonds forming a pentagonal star Role: Grunwald's apprentice Features: Full-body leather travel raiment with cloak, Green magic Apple Fritter Race: Earth Pony, Adult, Female Head: Leaf green, Pony tailed mane; Green eyes Body: Apple-flesh yellow coat, average build Cutie Mark: 3 apple fritters Role: Business manager Features: - Red Streak & Styre Race: Earth Pony, Adult, Male Head: Jet black, Unkept mane; Yellow eyes Body: Crimson red coat, large build Cutie Mark: Leafless, fruitful apple tree Role: Ex-solider farm hands Features: - Rock Hoof Race: Earth Pony, Teenager, Male Head: Bald; Brown eyes Body: Pale Green coat, Average build Cutie Mark: Flat black slate Role: Miner Forepony Features: Heavy scarred, Lost right eye Da Hooves Race: Earth Pony, Adult, Female Head: Grey, Stringy mane; Gree eyes Body: Gold coat, Massive and muscular build Cutie Mark: Cargo crate Role: 'Subaltern' Features: - Frou-Frou Race: Unicorn, Elderly, Male Head: Light grey with cherry red spots, top-knotted mane; Soot-black eyes Body: Dark blue coat, Average Build Cutie Mark: ? Role: Ex-solider, Equestria-famous clothes designer Features: Rugged blue uniform (like a WW1-era French trench coat), Lightly scarred, Crimson magic Money Penny Race: Earth Pony(?), Fucking old(??), Female(???) Head: Blue, Corrugated iron-equse mane; Green eyes Body: Yellow coat, Bulbous-shaped build Cutie Mark: Sack of coins Role: Owner of Appeloosa general store Features: Red 1950's glasses, Possible Hutt ancestory Nurse Dust Knot Race: Earth Pony, Middle-aged, Female Head: Red, Short shaved mane; White eyes Body: Dark blue coat, Dumpy build Cutie Mark: Romance heart clad in iron with riveted sides Role: Head nurse of Appleloosa hospital Features: - Nurse Scratch-n-Sniff Race: Pegasus, Adult, male Head: Baby-blue, Corn-rowed mane; Dark blue eyes Body: Caramel coat, Muscular build Cutie Mark: Dark blue Surfboard Role: Lowly nurse of Appleloosa hospital Features: - Emerald Flash Race: Earth Pony, Child, Female Head: Bowl cut; Bright pink eyes Body: Light Green coat, Slight build Cutie Mark: - Role: Leeuwenhoof's Daughter Features: - =OTHER= Gram Race: Griffin, Young adult, Male Head: Fire scars around empty left eye socket; Silver right eye Body: Dark Brown feathers, Large build Role: Heir Apparent to the Griffon throne Features: Chain hauberk with heraldry, Lost left eye Vital Chord Race: Unicorn, Middle-aged adult, Male Head: Jet black, Unkept mane; Dark blue eyes Body: Light blue coat, Average build Cutie Mark: Ball of twine, coloured like the earth Role: Renegade magister, Personal friend of Gram Features: Green Magic the 'Night Mare', Nyx Race: Bio-Armour, Immortal, Female Head: Stylized slick-black 'hair'; Orange eyes Body: Shape-shifting black oil, humanoid figure Role: Immortal trickster, Mandalayin's Focus Features: Can assume any shape or form, including ethereal Tender Hoof Polyphagia Race: Unicorn Changling Queen, Child, Female Head: White, curly mane; Green eyes Body: Violet coat, short build Cutie Mark: - Role: Trixie's apprentice(?) Features: Long purple cape with pointed hat Gwendolen O'Cleirigh Race: Uploaded Human, Young adult, Female Head: Dark blue hair, tied up in a bun; Azure eyes Body: 5'0, Pale blue skin, Light build Personal Element: "To shine as the brightest star." Magic Order: N/A (Fire [Journeyman]) Role: Soul of the Sky Dancer, Former Mage Features: Medieval/modern jump suit with hood Beowulf Race: Uploaded Human, Middle-aged adult, Male Head: Dark blue hair, short; Azure eyes Body: 5'11, Pale blue skin, Average build Role: Soul of Prima Facility, Former commander Features: Medieval/modern military uniform Fionn O'Cleirigh Race: Avalonian human, 13 years old, Male Head: Light Blonde hair, long; Light Blue eyes Body: 4'8, Pale pink skin, Average build Personal Element: "Never, ever, ever give up." Magic Order: Vitality [Apprentice] Role: Gwen's annoying little brother, Vitality Mage Features: Long Sword Taiwo Race: Avalonian human, Adult, Male Head: Short-cropped curly black hair; No eyes Body: 5'9, Dark brown skin, Average build Role: Former Suddene Shocktrooper Features: Leather-belt eye wrap =COMFIRMED DISTORTIONS= Grunwald Distortion of: Deceit Race: Unicorn, Elderly, Male Head: Dark grey, short and spiked mane; Black eyes Body: Light grey coat, Average Build Cutie Mark: - Role: Ex-Arch Magister, Sweetie Belle's Magister Features: Full-body leather travel raiment with cloak, White magic ??? Distortion of: Hatred =FORMER DISTORTIONS= Trixie Race: Unicorn, Adult, Female Head: White-blue, Straight with curl ended mane; Purple Eyes Body: Pale blue, Average build Cutie Mark: Blue crescent-moon and wand Role: Stage Magician Super-star Features: Star-covered witch's hat and cape, Light purple magic Doc Holiday Race: Earth pony, Elderly, Male Head: Greying violet, Short cut mane; Azure eyes Body: Dusty tangerine, Average build Cutie Mark: Crossed drill and hammer Role: Town dentist, Power armour inventor, Crime boss Features: Forehoves covered in various mechanical tools. --- [Players] --- If you plan to go self-insert or not What your highest result on the pony personality test was, OR who you think is best pony Never mind that! We're up to 6 human 'Elements' and 2 3Equestrian 'Heroes'. Right now we've cleared the waiting list from 2, so if there are any prospective players reading this and wish to sign up then by all means. I can't promise that it'll be immediate but you'll get yourself a turn eventually! ELEMENTS AND HEROES: KnightErrant Alias: "Sir Jayordan of Tookler" Summoned by: Loyalty Element of: Independence Bulwark: Weapon Master Main power: Endurance Sec Power: Rapid reaction Foci Power: Focus abilities Scar shape: Crossblades Personal Element: "Family and Friends before myself." Magic Order: Protection [Novice] Build: 6'4 Palette: --- Apparel: Dapper hat N/A Alias: Summoned by: Magic Element of: Mundus Bulwark: Inventions Main power: Anti-Magic Sec Power: Construction Foci Power: --- Scar shape: Gear Personal Element: --- Magic Order: N/A Build: --- Palette: --- Apparel: --- Roots Lord Alias: "Basile Racine" Summoned by: Generosity Element of: Desire Bulwark: Bludgeons Main power: Sense Construction Sec Power: Mercantile Foci Power: --- Scar shape: Gem Personal Element: "An event, thousands of images, millions of visions, an infinity of truths." Magic Order: --- Build: 6'1, slim, late twenties Palette: Caucasian, messy brown hair, green eyes Apparel: Heavy grey jacket, Grey wrist watch Asmodemus Alias: "Asmo" Summoned by: Kindness Element of: Rigor Bulwark: Shields Main power: Tactics Sec Power: Command Foci Power: Telekinetic Shields Scar shape: Rook Personal Element: "No matter what, what's right." Magic Order: Purge [Novice] Build: 6'4, heavy Palette: Thick brown/blonde hair, Thick full-face beard, grey/green eyes Apparel: Grey Cover-all, Glasses Unhappy Anchovy Alias: "Orator" Summoned by: Laughter Element of: Torment Bulwark: Staves Main power: Pain Magic Sec Power: Feel No Pain Foci Power: --- Scar shape: Rod of Asclepius Personal Element: "The light that shines in darkess shines brightest of all." Magic Order: Flare [Journeyman] Build: 6'4, slim Palette: Caucasian, short brown hair, brown eyes Apparel: Black jeans, soft jacket, Celtic Pendant Mandalayain Alias: "Four", "Manda" Summoned by: Honesty Element of: Secrecy Bulwark: Blades Main power: Sense Motive Sec Power: Stealth Foci Power: Nightmare Nyx Scar shape: Cowl Personal Element: "To seek knowledge, no matter the cost." Magic Order: Divination [Journeyman] Build: 6'3, Muscular Palette: Pale Caucasian, messy blonde hair, pale blue eyes Apparel: Grey Cover-all, Glasses Drhoz Alias: "Professor Leeuwenhoof" Race: Earth Pony, Equestrian Employment: Highly respected and published Zoologist Cutie Mark: Magnifying glass Build: ~4 foot, medium Palette: Brown Coat, Dark brown Mane Apparel: Thick Glasses Finbar Alias: "Bruce" Race: Kangaroo, Hosstralian Employment: Part-time Miner, Full-time vagabond Flow Configuration: Strength 2/ Speed 2/ Spirit 2 Magic Order: Shamanism [Novice] Ability: Pouch of holding Build: 6'5 standing, 5'8 hopping, Palette: Brown Coat, Dark brown Mane Apparel: Leather vest, Akubra; Reptile leather coat (cold weather) Chronos12 Alias: "Shining Horizon", "Shiny" Race: Unicorn, Equestrian Employment: Apprentice Magister of extra-dimensional magic Cutie Mark: Half circle depicting a sunrise Build: ~4 foot, medium Palette: White Coat, White Mane in a single long braid Apparel: -- FORMER ELEMENTS AND USERS: Alectai Alias: "Colin" Summoned by: Laughter Talos Alias: "Talos" Summoned by: Magic Liirian Alias: "Alex" Summoned by: Generosity Drakkius Alias: "Drakkius" Summoned by: Magic InsaneCat Alias: "Cat" Summoned by: Loyalty Build: 5'8.5, slim, late teens Palette: Short black hair, short beard, multicolored eyes Apparel: Grey Cover-all dragondude Alias: "Charles Bridge" Summoned by: Magic Build: Short Palette: Black hair, brown eyes Apparel: Dirty Chef's Uniform CURRENT PLAYERS 1. Chronos12 2. KnightErrant 3. roots lord 4. Asmodemus 5. Unhappy Anchovy 6. Mandalayain 7. Drhoz 8. Finbar 9. Dash931 WAITING LIST: 1. 2. 3. 4.