Heya, I've had this idea of a fantasy-type East-Asian RP for awhile, and I'm excited to finally make this. I know it might be a lot to take in, but if you have any questions about the Guidelines or Lore please do ask! Story- The land of East-Asia is buzzing with excitement, the grand Lunar Festival is finally going to take place! Hailed as the largest festival to ever occur, people from all around the fascinating globe come to celebrate the Deity of good fortune & luck, Háoyùn. It's held in the huge city of Hao, named after the Deity himself. Every ten years for countless generations the adorable golden pig Artifact known as Kurohama is placed on a small golden throne in the heart of the massive city, where all who seek good fortune and luck light red lanterns and set them off into the stars. This Artifact holds incredible power inside of it, which of course means there are many who seek claim it for foul purposes. Though one group in specific is the biggest threat, the group known as Yundo. They follow the Deity of vengeance and misfortune, Yùnhao. For all the past Lunar Festival's the Artifact was kept safe and protected, until now! Something terrible has happened, Kurohama has been taken, and all of Hao is in panic! The elite organization that follows the Deity of fortune has sent out an official request for daring and skilled beings who seek a grand reward in gold, to retrieve this mysterious Artifact, and restore balance to the lands. Who would have though a small golden pig would bring such an adventure? Spoiler: The Legend of Kurohama Long ago, two powerful Deities were close friends, though overtime Yùnhao grew tired of the order and prosperity Háoyùn brought to the lands. In an act of spite, he declared war against him, and the two fought for three days straight. Once the dust settled, Háoyùn was victorious, and he sealed his friend into a small ball of golden energy. Though the battle took a tole on Háoyùn, and he knew he was about to die. In a last effort, he sealed himself into the energy as well, and due to his Pig form, the ball of energy turned into a small golden pig Artifact containing both of their immense powers. The two fight constantly for control in the Artifact, and only through the Lunar Festival, Háoyùn can gain enough power to keep Yùnhao at bay, and continue spreading fortune around. This pig was named Kurohama in honor of the peace Haoyun brought. Races- There are many races that walk the globe, most of which have special perks and abilities that come with them. While some are still plain humans, other races are different animals. Most races are still unknown, they are just being discovered and more and more of them are starting to populate East-Asia. Guidelines & Rules- For the race you can choose any animal, but human is an option too! Proper grammar and decently written posts is required in order to join this RP. Swearing is allowed, minimal romance is fine, but any scandalous (sensual) actions are strictly prohibited. All Pokecharms rules should be read before RPing in this thread. The city of Hao is MASSIVE. It's extremely large and complex, keep that in mind when travleing throughout it. The theme of the city is red, and there are often monuments of pigs and red fireworks go off every night. Custom names for custom races are allowed. Have fun! Also, to ensure you read this, please add Apples and Oranges to your Bio. Hao- Spoiler: Hao City Credits : Thanh Thanh, Pintrest Spoiler: Hao Theme Bio Format- Name: Age (Max age for custom races is 200 years old): Gender: Race (Human, or custom animal race): Personality: Appearance: Apparel: Weapons (If applicable): Skills: Faults: Other: Spoiler: Shi Bio Name- Shi Latus Artösa Age- 30 Gender- Male Race- Crendo - Crane/Human Personality- Shi is very optimistic, always looking at the positives of things. He can sometimes lose focus due to his easy-going attitude, though he always seems to push past an obstacle one way or another. Appearance- Shi has white feathers, and obviously an extremely long neck. His face is the shape of a cranes, and he has a long yellow beak to complement it. On top of his head is a fluff of white and yellow feathers that often stick out. Shi has dark red eyes, and black feathers under them in the shape of a half-oval. He weighs around 202 pounds, and with his neck fully extended his height is around 6 foot. Although he doesn't have arms, he has massive white wings that are often folded to his side. In the middle of the wings are black circles, resembling the moon. His body is in the shape of a cranes, but it's elongated to look more like a humans. His legs are that of a cranes, and his feet are too. Apparel- He wears a straw hat upon his head, along with a piercing of a red feather on his beak. Shi has a black cape with red on the inside that hands over his shoulders, it has a red moon in the center of it. The crafty crane also attached long metal plates onto his wings, they act as a shield of sorts. He doesn't wear a shirt, as his feathers are more than enough to act as one. But he does wear black pants that are tied half way down his legs, which is held up by a rope that hands to the side of him. He cannot wear shoes, so his bird feet are left alone. Weapons- Shi cannot carry the conventional weapon, due to his lack of arms. He adapted to using his wings. He has small steel edges at the end of his wings, he uses these extremely sharp wings to slash and cut at any unlucky opponents. Shi also has smoke bombs along the edge of his belt, he uses them to either blind the enemy, or use it as an escape opportunity. Skills- Shi was taught martial arts of sorts from his master, Latus. He can also use his wings to fly for a short amount of time, as his body weighs quite a lot to carry for long periods of time. He uses his powerful bladed wings, and his adept martial arts to best his opponents. Faults- Though he has mobility down, vitality is no Shi's strong suit. If his guarded wings cannot protect an attack in time, he is pretty much done for. Also, he can lose focus from time to time in fights. Other- N/A Apples and Oranges.