The year is 1347, and the citizens of Italy have recently entered the Renaissance era. A period of artistic, philosophical, scientific and spiritual enrichment has begun, and almost all of Europe is shifting into a new chapter of humanity. However, like all chapters in mankind’s history, this one is not without struggle or strife; what started as one tiny flea latched onto a simple rat from a trade caravan sparked an inferno of death and disease that nearly consumed Europe: The Black Death. Fingers rot, skin blackens, and blood runs through the streets. It seems that the citizens of Italy are being judged for their sins. However, there are beings who are here to “help” mankind, doctors of sorts: Plague Doctors.
With their beaked bird-like masks and mysterious cloaks, there have always been something about these beings that’s off-putting. They may seem like a bunch of beak mask-wearing medics, but there is an underlying secret to the plague doctors: there are actually a secret society of Alchemists, sorcerers, philosophers and mercenaries.
But do not fear, for they have your best interests in mind. They are here to cure the disease that plagues mankind, the disease of sinners. Join the order, and be cured…
1.) No OP or ridiculously powerful characters.
2.) No Autohitting, Autododging, Godmodding or Metagaming.
3.) Please be respectful and civil with all other players OOC.
4.) There is no limit to the amount of characters you can have, as long as they are all well-written and can maintain a constant presence in the RP.
5.) This is a magic and alchemy-based RP. As such, characters won’t have any “scientific” power such as being a mutant or metahuman. There is supposed to be a tone of mysticism here.
6.) No technology-based characters, abilities or weapons.
This rule is pretty self explanatory. This RP is supposed to have a magic and alchemy-based aesthetic. And technology is practically nonexistent in the 14th century, so you can’t realistically have characters with anything like rocket boots or cybernetic limbs. Characters can wield any carryable weapon predating 1347. Any pre-14th century firearms will be allowed, but please consider its practicality, size and convenience. And they shouldn’t have to heavily rely on it in combat.
8.) Please try to make characters that are relevant to this RP and its lore.
This RP is intended to focus more on the Cult of the Plague Doctors and their lore. That being said, I won’t stop you from creating a non-plague doctor character if you want to, but I would prefer that you try to keep your character relevant to the lore/story.
9.) Even after the RP has started, the sign ups will remain open. New brothers (or sisters) in the cult will always be welcome.
Skills/talents:(What natural skills, talents, or area(s) of knowledge does your character posses?)
Abilities: (What magical or alchemical abilities does your character have?)
Appearance: (Written description or image)
Characters so far: