So this is less an actual discussion, thread moreso attempting to drum up ideas and possible members for those interested in the idea I had for an roleplay. In the small, picturesque town of Ertensoul, a peaceful area for those seeking a quiet life, or those with enough money to build extremely large properties there, life is continuing as it always has, as if time has stopped. There’s a thriving nearby school that grows in student numbers with every new year, a titanic local library with collections amassed from years upon years back, and many abandoned fields with rather dangerous passages to underground cave systems that somebody really ought to block up. If they were aware they existed, of course. However, 12 students from the local school find themselves imbued with a strange power, a phenomenon unique only to the town, and to them: At midnight, if still up and about, they seem to find themselves almost instantenously in a very different Ertensoul. This seemingly timeless world of reflections and refractions holds many secrets of the town around them- sometimes, seeing the twisted illusions that reflect reality there can unearth hidden truths. However, from the mirages in the Reflection World, the chosen twelve have one defense: Special abilities imbued into each of them only while in the Reflection World, corresponding to the Birthstone of their month. Through the use of the Reflection World, will the Birthstone Warriors be able to uncover the truth about the town in reality, and free both it and the Reflection World from the terror gnawing at it from right in plain sight? Well, with that excessively over the top summary out of the way, yeah that’s the concept. For more elaboration, the Twelve Birthstone Warriors were each chosen from the schoolchildren for having been born in that specific month, and were assigned to those specific Birthstone related powers. The Reflection World is like a warped, illusory maze version of the town, that despite the reversed nature of things, also seems to hide some rather major truths in its refractions of reality. I have most of the actual backstory and plot ideas written, and i’ll probably have to take the role of a few of the Birthstone Warriors myself for that extent (after all, it wouldn’t be that exciting if they all aligned together too quickly now, would it?), but this is mostly a way of finding people who would be interested, and knowing which Birthstone they would want for their characters, before I actually end up taking some. I’m also gonna throw down my general list I planned to use here- the powers and new forms they receive will be kind of based on these gemstones and what they represent, as well as the characters own past or personality in certain cases. I also took the liberty of choosing the most easy/well known variations of the different Birthstones from the many different versions, so if anyone does have one they want to see on there, if they can give a reason as to why it would be better and could be used more effectively i’ll take that into consideration. 1/January: Garnet Represents faith, love and constancy. Directional guidance in the darkness, making it useful for travelers. 2/February: Amethyst Strengthens relationships, gives its wearer courage. Guards against intoxication. 3/March: Bloodstone/Aquamarine Bloodstone: Healing and cleansing properties. Enhancing energy and strength. Feeling safe and grounded. Aquamarine: Honesty, loyalty and beauty. Can bring love and affection back into a failing relationship. 4/April: Diamond Balance, clarity, abundance, inner strength, eternal love. Purity and strength. Associated with mystery and magic. 5/May: Emerald Rebirth and hope. Calm and healthy. 6/June: Pearl/Alexandrite Pearl: Purity, chastity and marriage. An increase of personal integrity and growth. Protection from fire. Wealth and status. Alexandrite: extremely rare, empowerment and joy, sees the beauty in every moment. 7/July: Ruby Health and wisdom. Good fortune. Freedom. Sincere and hardworking. 8/August: Peridot/Sardonyx Peridot: Protection from Nightmares, symbolises strength. Dignity, fame and prosperity. Wards off negativity from the mind. Sardonyx: Courage, happiness, and clear communication. Stability, spirituality and strength. 9/September: Sapphire Purity and wisdom, guards against envy and harm. Attracted heavenly blessings. 10/October: Opal/Tourmaline Opal: Purity and wisdom, faithfulness and confidence. Protects eyesight. Tourmaline: Couldn’t find anything for some reason. 11/November: Topaz Love and affection. Strength and intellect. Stops death. Cures physical and mental illnesses. 12/December: Zircon/Lapis Lazuli Zircon: Oldest mineral on earth. Spiritual growth and wisdom. Peace. Creativity. Lapis Lazuli: Royalty and honour, spirit and vision. Truth, meditation. Inspiration, blocks negative energy. Perfect for clearing emotional baggage.