Hello! Awhile ago I attempted to create an rp based on my favorite manga, one piece, but unfortunately that flopped. However, I feel I have learned from my mistakes and now feel confident creating this thread with a improved formula. First and foremost, this will be an AU with almost completely new characters. This rp will begin not long after Gol D Roger’s death inspired the great age of piracy but there will be completely different Warlords, Emperors, and Marine enemies. Additionally, while the same islands may exist, canon events would have never happened and there could be entirely different rulers or inhabitants (Alabasta would never have been taken over by Crocodile, but Alabasta may have a different king). Next, the struggle of building a crew. One of the biggest problems I faced when attempting the last one piece rp was simply getting it started. Due to the canon format where Luffy recruits new members after every arc not working because it would require making rpers wait a bit of time before being able to introduce their characters. In order to combat this, here is the basis for the start of this rp: A group of outcasts that are regarded as no more than trash find themselves stuck on a wasteland island in the north blue. While they are all misfits in their own right, they share a common dream, a dream to escape their abandoned and meaningless lives and live free as pirates! An unlikely captain’s charisma will draw together a small crew and together they will embark on the dangerous quest to find the One Piece. Finally, the basic rules and character sheets. Spoiler: Rules I hope it goes without saying that all pokécharms rules must be followed. Romance and swearing are both allowed in moderation, PG-13 Each person is only allowed to make one starting crew member (begins on the island). However, a second one can be made down the line and introduced if approved. You can create up to 2 vice admirals, and 1 warlord, emperor, or admiral. But, those will be much harder to get approved. Having a devil fruit will work in a similar manner to being approved for mega evolution, you must write a compelling backstory and justify it. If you have read the rules put a $ in the bounty section of your bio (yes, even if it’s $0) I’ll probably end up thinking of more down the road but that’s it for now. Spoiler: Character Sheet Name: Epithet: Bounty: (We will update this later but it should be 0 for now unless included in your backstory) Gender: Age: Species: Appearance: Personality: Affiliations: Role: (chef, navigator, etc) Weapons: (Preferably a weaker starting weapon; however, if you write a convincing enough backstory you may include a more powerful weapon like a Wazomono grade sword). Devil Fruit: (Optional, preferably non-canon) also may be obtained later. Spoiler: Devil Fruit Template Name: (Japanese and English) Description: (What the fruit looks like) Type: (Logia, Paramecia, Zoan) Powers: Weaknesses: (Besides Normal) How it was acquired: Techniques: (Special skills used in battle like Luffy’s Gomu Gomu Pistol or Zoro’s 108 pound Phoenix Canon. Should start weak and get stronger later on). Home Island: (can be made up) Backstory: I will be posting my own character soon, but for now I just wanted to get the thread out there!