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Title: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 21, 2016, 03:40:06 PM
Enter the world of Remnant, a land filled with forces and creatures known merely as Grimm. Creatures who sense negativity, creatures who wish to extinguish the flame of humanity. Many years ago, mankind waged a battle of survival against the Grimm before discovering the power of a mysterious element called Dust. This item allowed them to fight back against the monsters, with elemental abilities and powerful weapons. In the present day, Dust is still used to power abilities and weapons. And the war against the Grimm is still waging. A few gifted individuals have the ability to fight and utilize their talents to protect mankind. Those who use their abilities to battle the Grimm are known as Huntsmen or Huntresses.

There are four kingdoms in Remnant.

Vacuo, a desert land home to Shade Academy.

Atlas, a kingdom known for its advanced technology and fused government, military, and hunter academy.

Mistral, the largest kingdom known for its diverse culture.

and Vale. Our story takes place in Vale, the center of Remnant. Specifically in Beacon Academy. Focusing on a select few students.

~

Notes!!!!!!!

You dont have to watch RWBY to be in this RP, even though I HIGHLY recommend the show. I'll answer any questions you may have!!

Characters in this universe MUST have a first name that either
- Means a color
- Is literally the color (in this language or another)
- Sounds like the color
- Makes people think of a color
That's just the RWBY universe rules. Last names don't have to fit this rule, but they can, and should be based off of either the color or some other aspect of the character.

RWBY characters always have some inspiration to their naming, design,  background, etc - Whether this be a food or a fairy tale character. Ex: Fairy tale characters are the inspo for team RWBY, crossdressing heroes are inspo for JNPR, desserts for CFVY, etc.

Teams will be randomly organized by me, and the team names you won't have to worry about since I'll put them together!!

Weapons can be anything, but do NOT go over the top. Swords tend to be overused in OCs, but if you desperately need one, add some flair to it. Characters can have 2 weapons, or 1 weapon that turns into another. The weapons should fit with the character's theme/inspo/personality and should have a form making them easier to carry around (it can be as simple as putting a gun in a holster, there just needs to be a way to put it away). Weapons in RWBY are usually somewhat high-tech, although there are more primitive ones, they're more uncommon.

There's a race of humanoid folk with animal traits known as Faunus in RWBY - You can have a Faunus character, BUT try to be unique with the animal you select as an inspiration for your Faunus! Faunus can only have one physical trait shared with their animal, so it's either a tail or claws, no both!! (That's just an example, there are many more options to choose from for traits) Try to tie it in with their personality and/or theme!!

Aaaaaand that's all the time I've got right now, ask to join, think about your characters, do some research, ask me questions, and let's have fun with this!! I'll post the card later!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 21, 2016, 03:41:14 PM
Obligatory forum glitch post!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 21, 2016, 04:18:33 PM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 21, 2016, 11:37:25 PM
Fantastic!

 Also: Totally didn't mean to make the rules sound as strict as they did - Trust me, it's actually really fun to work with making characters in these boundaries and putting your own twist on them!

Also note!
Characters in RWBY have Aura and Semblance. An aura is the manifestation of one's soul - a force around them composing of their theme color and granting them the ability to last much longer in a fight than normal people. Semblance is an ability everyone has, though it's different for everyone. A single superhuman ability fueled by the characters' aura, like enhanced speed, or cloning oneself a limited number of times. Note that not everyone has a known Semblance, so don't feel the need to make your character have one, it's just cool~
Clothes can be as crazy as you want!!! A good portion of clothing in RWBY is derived from their inspiration, and/or are modified forms of period clothes. As people who regularly go into battle, their clothes usually have armor and/or are fitted to allow them to move around better. I mean, there's a character who fits while wearing a hoodie and jeans under traditional armor, and characters who fight in full on dresses. Be creative with it!! Try fitting their color theme into their clothing or hair, and don't be afraid to get diverse with your OCs!

Name:
Age (Most Beacon Academy students are around 17):
Theme Color:
Appearance (Include their clothing and hair and such!):
Personality:
Weapon(s):
Other (Include inspiration, any fun facts about their name or design, and if you want, Backstory!):

~

I'll post some examples first if anyone wants!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 22, 2016, 03:50:00 AM
Name: Sherwood Greene.
Age: 17.
Theme Color: Dark green.
Appearance: Average height and build, shaggy blonde hair, blue eyes. Wears a dark green tunic, military-style pants and boots, a green and black checkered shemagh around his neck which he can use to cover his head and face. Has darck brown leather vambraces on his forearms and leather gloves. Also has a wide leather belt with a bronze vine worked in an eternal knot.
Personality: Rather outgoing and friendly, but hates bullies and is quick to protect the week or oppressed.
Weapons: He uses a bow to fire different arrows with elementary charged heads, and an arming sword.
Other: inspired by Robin Hood, with some modern elements. He has a Faunus girlfriend who gave him his belt, and inspire of being kinda rich, has White Fang sympathies.

Name: Moderaātus MacArtos.
Age: 17.
Theme color: Black.
Appearance: Tall, slender build, grey eyes and Kylo Ren hair. He wears black Gothic looking armor and cloak.
Personality: He is a capable leader, but tends to be a loner, unless you really get to know him. Under his facade of aloof badboy, he's actually a really great guy.
Weapon: He wields a sword almost as tall as he is, called Void. It also has a light cannon built into the back of it's blade.
Other: He's based off of Mordred from Arthurian legends. His family have been sending students to Beacon for generations, and are also highly respected politically.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 22, 2016, 04:05:49 AM
Now, okay - Note, I am totally ware that not everyone on the forum has seen RWBY, and if you were turned off from the RP upon seeing it's RWBY-based, just know I'll answer any and all questions about it and honestly you don't need to watch RWBY to be in the RP!!

And, like I said before I may post some examples of characters for those who need assistance, so! Let's get down to business with a character I designed but will not be using in the RP (or will be, but not as a main character): Nickel Myers. Here's a card for her, featuring facts, advice, examples, and just little things to know.

~ Name: Nickel Myers ~
'Nickel' goes in line with the color naming rule of RWBY - It's the name of a silver coin and brings to mind thoughts of the color silver and grey. 'Myers' does not go with the color rule, but as mentioned before, last names don't have to - However, last names should have some reference to what or who a character is alluded to/based off of - In this case, Nickel is based off of the horror villain Michael Myers, from Halloween. All of her team, team KNEO ('Neo' alluding to the colors of Neopolitan Ice Cream), allude to 80's horror movie villains (Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Xenomorphs, and Jason Voorhees, respectively). So Nickel Myers alludes to both her color theme and character inspiration.
~ Age (Most Beacon Academy students are around 17): 17 ~
While the main character in RWBY managed to get into Beacon at age 15, this isn't really a common thing. Most Beacon students are high school senior-aged or a little older.
~ Theme Color: Silver/Grey ~
Like I said before, characters GOTS ta have a theme color.
~ Appearance (Include their clothing and hair and such!): Nickel has silver hair held back in a tight ponytail with some strands of hair escaping and waving down in front of her face. Her eyes are a dark grey, near black, and she wears dark grey lipstick. She wears a black jacket, a bit like a winter coat in texture and heaviness, and a grey crop top underneath. Her coat isn't pitch black, it has adjustable silver-colored straps on the shoulders and waist, along with a silver zipper. She also wears silver elbow pads and kneepads, as well as tight black gloves on her hands, good for gripping. She wears dark navy blue worn-out jumpsuit pants, which would be overalls if she didn't keep the top part down. She wears plain black steel-toed boots. ~
See, the clothes and appearance should keep with the color theme (hence the silver straps, hair, pads, and zipper as well as the grey crop-top and eyes) as well as the inspiration (the ponytail, dark eyes, jacket, and in a way, jumpsuit [it's modified heavily, but still a jumpsuit]). It's not entirely 'woah hey mask and knife and bad hair' as much as it is 'comes with some similarities and bad hair'.
~ Personality: Nickel doesn't talk often, but when she does it's sharp and sarcastic. She's very serious and uptight, and doesn't like to goof around or spend time with people who goof around. She's quick and to-the-point, and she's incredibly determined. When she fights, she fights to win and isn't afraid to take risks or make dirty moves in order to do so. She's blunt about what she says, and won't hesitate to insult her opponent or friends about weaknesses or point out their flaws. ~
Personality doesn't really have to apply to the inspiration at all. Like, seriously. Especially when the inspiration doesn't have too much of a known personality in the first place. There's no need to get too all out, but you can if you want.
~ Weapon(s): Nickel fights with throwing knives for combat that's not up close and personal. But when it is more hand to hand, she knows how to utilize her fists, elbows, knees, and feet in a fight (hence the pads and steel toes). She's also been known at some points to utilize her knives in close combat, but vastly prefers and is vastly more skilled at simply throwing them from a bigger distance. ~
I did mention that most weapons are rather high-tech, but with Nickel's namesake being a simple metal and her inspiration being a killer who works with knives and his hands, I had to make a little exception here for a weapon more fitting.
~ Other (Include inspiration, any fun facts about their name or design, and if you want, Backstory!): The figure her design, surname, and weapons are based off of is Michael Myers, from the Halloween franchise. Nickel is originally from Atlas, which has vastly influenced her opinion on Vale (it's not a cheery one). However, due to her disliking of the combined military and academy, she decided to ditch her home kingdom and head to a school with a setting she preferred more. Despite her inspiration wearing a mask when he kills, Nickel despises masks and costumes and finds them frivolous and a bit terrifying. And despite Michael Myers being a ruthless killer, Nickel genuinely wants to protect people. Her teammates on KNEO are Kougar Elm, Ellen Brightwood, and Oran Voorhees. ~
This is just random stuff to throw in. Have fun with it~

(Note that this character is not the one I'm going to use, this is purely an example. Horror movie villains are 100% an example, that's not something you've gotta mimic!!!! Get creative, find cool colors and think of cool inspos, stuff like that!! You can include your character's Semblance in the Other section. rwby.wikia.com/wiki/Semblance (http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/Semblance). Here's some sources for colors! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors:_A%E2%80%93F (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors:_A%E2%80%93F), and you can also use colors in other languages for character names! Here's some help with weapons (just remember, high tech is usually the most common kind of weapon!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medieval_weapons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medieval_weapons)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms)
Stuff like that!!!!)

(And once again, I'm not going to use Nickel since she's already on a team, this is purely an example for those who might need one. My characters will show up later, we need at least 4 characters, preferably all from different RPers. Although, if there are going to be more than 4, we need 8 - Which would almost be more preferred????

Name: Sherwood Greene.
Age: 17.
Theme Color: Dark green.
Appearance: Average height and build, shaggy blonde hair, blue eyes. Wears a dark green tunic, military-style pants and boots, a green and black checkered shemagh around his neck which he can use to cover his head and face. Has darck brown leather vambraces on his forearms and leather gloves. Also has a wide leather belt with a bronze vine worked in an eternal knot.
Personality: Rather outgoing and friendly, but hates bullies and is quick to protect the week or oppressed.
Weapons: He uses a bow to fire different arrows with elementary charged heads, and an arming sword.
Other: inspired by Robin Hood, with some modern elements. He has a Faunus girlfriend who gave him his belt, and inspire of being kinda rich, has White Fang sympathies.

Name: Moderaātus MacArtos.
Age: 17.
Theme color: Black.
Appearance: Tall, slender build, grey eyes and Kylo Ren hair. He wears black Gothic looking armor and cloak.
Personality: He is a capable leader, but tends to be a loner, unless you really get to know him. Under his facade of aloof badboy, he's actually a really great guy.
Weapon: He wields a sword almost as tall as he is, called Void. It also has a light cannon built into the back of it's blade.
Other: He's based off of Mordred from Arthurian legends.

Oh! You posted while I was typing! Okay!

Well, Sherwood looks pretty good, but I have a question or two about Moderaatus. How does his name apply to a color? Also, whilst I have no real issue with the light canon, having a sword that large goes against my 'don't go too over the top rule' - AND with a light canon built onto its blade? That could fare some issues when it comes to cutting, perhaps have it built into the handle instead? And size down that terrifying sword a bit? Other than that, seems pretty good!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 22, 2016, 05:14:39 AM
What color is associated with Mordred? I see your point though.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 22, 2016, 05:17:08 AM
Well, I mean, you cant tell what color it is through the name you have there.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 22, 2016, 05:20:44 AM
I'll work on it.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 22, 2016, 05:23:17 AM
Thank you~
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 23, 2016, 08:45:21 AM
Erm, bump! I know that most of the folks on the forum don't watch RWBY, but I at least want more than just 2 participants (counting me)! Like I said, you can ask me anything!!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on October 25, 2016, 11:04:33 AM
Ok, I'm changing his name to Jet Moderatus, his weapon to a 5' pole-hammer and sub-machine guns in his vambraces.

That better?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 25, 2016, 11:20:06 AM
Yes!!! ;D
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Straif on October 27, 2016, 12:19:49 PM
Im surprised this didnt show up sooner
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 27, 2016, 11:02:01 PM
Heh, well, I guess as you can see it really wouldn't have been popular anyways, haha.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on October 31, 2016, 12:03:46 PM

Bump!

Here, some more things for specification.

I've been recently informed that first names do NOT have to abide to the color rule, but one of the names does. Ex: Bartholomew Oobleck, a character in the canon RWBY, has a first name that does not abide by the color rule, but his last name does (with green). A minor character, Lisa Lavender, also has a color surname and a non-color first name. There are plenty of other characters who go by this naming system instead of the more common one of either both names being colors or the first name being one. Another example is Roman Torchwick, who's actually my favorite character! So first names don't HAVE to abide to the color rule, but at least one name does.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 19, 2016, 12:51:36 PM
Bump!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 20, 2016, 04:32:40 AM
Cue Jeopardy music.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 05, 2017, 12:49:53 PM
Wheezes I know this won't be too popular still but would anyone else be interested?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2017, 01:12:20 PM
Yes!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 11, 2017, 05:55:26 AM
havent watched rwby in awhile but this sounds fun, r u taking characters?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 11, 2017, 02:18:55 PM
Absolutely we're still accepting characters!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2017, 03:03:35 PM
I'm keeping the characters I came up with before, possibly adding another.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 11, 2017, 03:25:55 PM
Awesome!! Just as long as the characters we end up with are able to be put into any number of groups of four!! I'll probably get my characters up around tomorrow!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 12, 2017, 04:50:44 AM
Cool, I won't be able to do it right now but I'll put the character(s?) up later today
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 12, 2017, 08:38:11 AM
Name: Alabaster Nimbus
Age: 17
Theme Color: white
Appearance: albatross faunus, short, her hair looks like a white and grey crew cut but it’s actually made up of feathers, always looks like she’s wearing super dramatic eye makeup but that’s because her eyelash feathers just do that, dark tan skin, black eyes, wears a light grey vest with white linings and a hood, and baggy dark pants that are tucked into boots, when she’s going to fight something she also has lightweight white shoulder and arm armor that she just puts on over her vest

Personality: Strong Silent Type tm. Pretty damn stubborn and incredibly proud to the point of overconfidence and vanity, mild trust issues that stem from being in a completely foreign land with people who might hate her entire race, and she's sort of high strung because of it, but she's not a complete dick most of the time unless she's attacked first

Weapon(s): dual wields two harpoon shotguns called Remex and Rectrix, both are about a foot long and look like normal, fancy, old-timey looking guns until Alabaster turns the safety off and the harpoon unsheathes from the barrel, while unsheathed she can also use them as fencing swords and grappling hooks (think the hook shot from Legend Of Zelda games), they also have a normal bullet mode, both of them are identical except Remex is white and grey while Rectrix is white and blue

Other: based on the albatross from the The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Her semblance is basically this http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Cloud_Mimicry. At the moment she can’t really do anything useful in that form other than avoid getting hit for a little while, but this semblance runs in her family and there’s a family legend that some of her ancestors were able to turn into vicious thunderstorms with it. The Nimbus clan have been fishermen for generations, they were one of the first faunus families to move to Menagerie and they’re very proud of it, and they all have very clear White Fang leanings even though none of them are officially in it. Attending Beacon is the first time she’s ever been in a place with more humans then faunus and it’s sort of freaking her out. Never actually had any formal training, she learned everything by defending her family's fishing ships from sea grimm

oof sorry that got kinda text wally, let me know if anything needs to be changed
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 12, 2017, 10:00:58 AM
Name: Jenny Grey (Goes by Grey)
Age (Most Beacon Academy students are around 17): 17
Theme Color: Grey
Appearance (Include their clothing and hair and such!): Grey is a short, broad-shouldered, and muscular lady (About 5'3"), with shoulder-length grey hair and dark brown round eyes. She wears an armor outfit with grey iron armor covering her chest area, shoulders, lower arms, and lower legs, with a brown leather body suit underneath the armor and covering most of her body apart from her midriff, her hands, her neck, and her head. She wears two black belts on her waist. From the armor shoulderpads sprouts a long grey-to-brown fur cape made from the skin of a donkey. She has a second pair of ears due to her faunus heritage. They're long grey and brown donkey ears. She has yellowed teeth.
Personality: Grey is very determined, pretty much to the point of being stubborn. She's rowdy, tough, and would rather die than admit to being wrong about anything. She has a deep sense of honor and, while she's very rowdy, she would never go against set rules in a fight and fights with very old-fashioned but effective techniques.
Weapon(s): Grey has a large battle axe that detaches into a flail-like weapon in which Grey can swing the blade around on a chain.
Other (Include inspiration, any fun facts about their name or design, and if you want, Backstory!): Jenny Grey is a donkey faunus who is inspired by the fable 'Donkeyskin'. Her last name relates to a color, grey, while her first name does not. Her semblance is referred to as 'Fortify' and is a temporary state Grey can enter that renders her skin and bones impenetrable. However, she is unable to move or react when she's activated her Semblance and therefore likes to use it as a last-ditch effort in hopes to wear out her opponents. She's from Vacuo, which is a pretty rowdy place. Her mother was a Huntress just like her mother before her, and Grey hopes to continue the line using her hand-me-down cape, her hand-me-down weapon, and the fighting skills her mother taught her.

I might make another character but here's my first one!!

And Ravenoid, the card looks great!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 12, 2017, 12:36:45 PM
Cool, I'm also down to make another character if y'all want to have another team or if anyone else joins
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 12, 2017, 12:39:48 PM
Could i have a boisterous, loud-mouthed ship captain who adheres to the traditions and customs of the sea and fires magical torpedoes out of a hand-launched torpedo system? Bonus points if she has an eye patch?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 12, 2017, 01:17:07 PM
 Well, considering she's gotta be or be younger than 17, she probably couldn't be a ship captain, but she could totally have a backstory on the water!! and is a hand-launched torpedo system like a bazooka? Because that sounds pretty cool!! And yes bonus points of she has an eye patch!!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 12, 2017, 01:24:48 PM
Well, I had my captain's license at 16/17, so it is possible, though difficult and requiring lots of study and dedication.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 12, 2017, 02:10:13 PM
Hmmm, true, but the setting of RWBY is unclear on a lot of military, especially not nautical. Although I wont say no if you think itd work! But maybe becoming a captain is one of her goals? Since she's going to be attending a school to become a Huntress to fight giant monsters, id also think that being a captain would be a career that would be difficult to combine that level of advanced fantasy schoolwork with? However, again, I suppose that since there's so set rules for that stuff, you can do what you please!! RWBY has a vast world, and im sure there's plenty of opportunities for captains!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 14, 2017, 02:07:12 AM
Name: Phoenix Elder
Age (Most Beacon Academy students are around 17): 17
Theme Color: Orange (some red, but mostly orange)
Appearance (Include their clothing and hair and such!): Phoenix has short messy and spiky orange hair, as well as weary yellow eyes and a hooked nose. He has a heart-shaped face and is about 5'6". He's also very thin and lithe, to the point where worried mothers would fear he's not eating enough. Phoenix wears an orange vest waistcoat thing with a red gradient occuring towards the bottom of it, as well as dark red capri leggings that end in orange stripes. Phoenix walks barefoot when in his usual garb. He also wears his weapon strapped to his back and has a black/orange/red modified gas mask usually worn like a necklace but also wearable around his mouth and nose to help him deal with the smoke from his weapon.
Personality: Phoenix is a confident and sassy kid, full of sarcasm and smirks. She can seem a bit insensitive to others without meaning to, but values friendship greatly. She worries a lot about money and food, and has a seemingly unending appetite. She loves being unpredictable, especially in battle, as she finds keeping people on their toes is hilarious.
Weapon(s): Phoenix fights with a flamethrower he named 'Hephaestus Match'. 
Other (Include inspiration, any fun facts about their name or design, and if you want, Backstory!): Phoenix is genderfluid and alternates between he/him and she/her pronouns. Phoenix's first name brings to mind reds and oranges due to fire, and Phoenix's surname is based off the Old Norse root word for fire, 'elde'. Phoenix is from Mistral and spent a long time homeless and poor after being disowned by her family. Phoenix is based off of 'The Little Match Girl'.

Here's my other character!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 14, 2017, 09:44:15 AM
Name: Ianthine Lampyridae
Age: 17
Theme Color: purple (Ianthine means purple)
Appearance: wears a long chainmail tunic with a skirt that goes down to her knees, but she’s tied a plum purple sash/belt around her waist to make it look like a dress (she keeps all her dust crystals in here), she also wears a lavender shawl over all this, tall with long legs and she’s pretty buff under the chainmail, greyish purple hair that goes down to her mid back, usually in a braid
Personality: bubbly as all hell, a bit socially awkward because she’s led a very sheltered life but that doesn’t stop her from being the most obnoxiously friendly person in the world, on the flip side she can be terrifyingly clinical and calculating sometimes, and she’s incredibly ambitious and intensely focused on her goals, whatever they may be
Weapon(s): a lantern shield (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantern_shield), the lantern has a slot for a dust crystal and she can make elemental lasers with it by using her semblance to direct a beam of light through the crystal, there’s also a blade thing like in the wiki picture so she’s covered with close range combat, long range combat, and defense, the whole thing can fold back into the gauntlet for travel, the metal is silver with purple decals to match her color scheme
Other: based on the Japanese legend of the Firefly’s Lovers. Her semblance is the ability to create intense flashes of light to distract enemies and power her weapon, and sometimes she likes to use it to make pretty light shows too. Her parents are rich civilians with ties to Vale’s government who wanted to marry her off young, but Ianthine is committed to her combat training and she made a deal with them that she’d go to Beacon to find a warrior who’s worthy of being her suitor. Despite what she says to her parents marriage is low on her to do list, becoming a huntress comes first

well here's another one then
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 14, 2017, 09:53:51 AM
Awesome!!!!!! This is great!!!!!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 14, 2017, 10:36:39 AM
*finger guns*
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 14, 2017, 02:19:31 PM
Hey sorry I haven't posted mine yet...been super busy with some drills on the ship. I'll post it this week.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 14, 2017, 02:55:10 PM
Awesome!!! That's fine by me!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 23, 2017, 10:30:51 AM
Bump!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 24, 2017, 03:07:15 PM
Also Bumping.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 04:08:39 AM
Okay, so if Lee makes another character (and when Blitz posts her character) that'll be 8 characters, which'll be perfect for two teams!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 25, 2017, 08:02:32 AM
]Name: Alice Saphiras.
Age: 17.
Thmeme Color: Blue.
Appearance: Barely Five feet tall, shoulder length blonde hair with cobalt blue streaks, blue eyes, disconcerting Cheshire grin. Wears a blue knee-length dress, knee high boots, metal vanbraces, knee and elbow gaurds, and a necklace with a rabbit's foot and pentagram.
Personality: She's bipolar, alternating between sweet and innocent, and mildly psychopathic. Bisexual.
Weapon: A pair of riot battons/guns.
Other: Based off of Alice in wonderland.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 08:21:41 AM
Great!! But where's the color name? Neither Alice nor Carrol relate to the color blue.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 25, 2017, 09:16:08 AM
Not all characters have names that match collors do they? Team JNPR comes to mind. Just asking.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 10:52:22 AM
JNPR - Juniper - A plant associated with the color yellow
Jaune Arc -Jaune is French for yellow 
Nora Valykrie - The name Nora is a reference to the pink flower named 'Nora Barlow', the flower itself being named for the grandaughter of Charles Darwin.
Pyhrra Nikos - Pyhrra means 'red haired'.
Lie Ren - 'Ren' means 'Lotus' in Chinese, which is a pink flower.

Yes, everyone in the RWBY verse has a color name (with the exception of one character for plot reasons since he's super incredibly old). It's one of the rules Monty Oum, the creator, made for OC creation.
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 25, 2017, 11:12:01 AM
Changed it.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 11:22:26 AM
Awesome!! Sorry if I seem pushy, but thank you!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 11:31:16 AM
Now the only one left is Blitz!

And so far we have:

Sherwood Greene - Main Color: Green - Inspo: Robin Hood
Jet Moderatus - Main Color: Black - Inspo: Mordred 
Alabaster Nimbus - Main Color: White - Inspo: Albatross 
Jenny Grey - Main Color: Grey - Inspo: Donkeyskin 
Phoenix Elder - Main Color: Orange - Inspo: The Little Match Girl
Ianthine Lamprydae - Main Color: Purple - Inspo: The Firefly's Lovers
Alice Saphiras  - Main Color: Blue - Inspo: Alice In Wonderland 

This is great so far!!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 25, 2017, 11:38:55 AM
It was a little hard to decide what character to do for this last one. I almost did a genderbent Little John, and a Fawnus with no real inspiration other than some vague connection to the Wild Hunt.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 25, 2017, 11:51:01 AM
I understand entirely! Fairy Tales can be a little difficult to draw inspiration from at times!
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 27, 2017, 02:21:48 AM
Sorry everyone >.<

Name: Captain Sophie Aquaous
Age (Most Beacon Academy students are around 17): 18
Theme Color: Aqua
Appearance (Include their clothing and hair and such!): Sophie is short, around 5'1". She's thin and tanned, with freckles, though surprisingly strong and calloused from her years at sea. She has short, messy red hair and a dark forest green eye. Her face is round and would be babyish if not for the missing left eye and the scar running over it. She has the tattoo of a warship on her left arm and one of an anchor/mariners compass on her right arm. She typically wears a captains uniform for more formal gatherings, but will settle for a sleeveless, blue t-shirt and blue camo pants with deck shoes in any other setting. Regardless, she still wears her captains hat and an eyepatch, though she's no pirate.
Personality: impulsive at times, can have a temper. She really does care though, and likes to meet new people and go to new places despite her rough exterior. Sophie has a sense of adventure.
Weapon(s): 2 flintlock-style pistols she keeps as personal arms (though theyre modified to be significantly more reliable).
Other (Include inspiration, any fun facts about their name or design, and if you want, Backstory!):  Although vague on her past (to be revealed), Sophie has her own ship-for hire, a beautiful destroyer by the name of the Black Dragon. She's very proud of her ship. Her Semblance allows her to talk to and somewhat control ships (though they don't always listen). Her own ship tends to listen better than those that aren't hers, but not always. It's just as impulsive and brash as she is. What she doesn't know is that the ship is the reincarnation of an infamous pirate's ship, the name of the ship carrying on the spiteful privateer spirit. And though she's not a pirate, that doesn't mean she isn't tempted.... Sophie carries her ship inside a glass bottle filled with water when on land...smashing it results in the ship coming to its full size.

Ok, there we go. Let me know if I need to change or add anything. Sophie is based on me :D
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 27, 2017, 06:28:25 AM
This is great, but the theme all the other characters have gone by is fairy takes! Could you tamper with Sophie's character a wee bit to have her more closely fit a fairy tale?
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 27, 2017, 06:43:34 AM
I can't think of a fairytale that involves a scruffy chock or a sea captain :/ if it's based on being fairy tale inspired then I'm sorry but I guess I can't be much use then.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 27, 2017, 07:21:14 AM
I can think of a few if it helps! Treasure Island, Peter Pan, The Legend of Blackbeard, Ching Shih, Moby Dick, The Kraken, The Dread Pirate Roberts, even The Little Mermaid, since she's associated with the sea! Characters don't have to be 100% based off the fairy tale or legend as long as there's just a few references in maybe the name, the backstory, or design!
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 27, 2017, 09:24:48 AM
How about making her ship a reincarnation of Blackbeard's ship? And she gets tempted to pirate?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 27, 2017, 12:59:58 PM
Oh, well, there's no actual Blackbeard in the world of RWBY! In RWBY, the fictional world of Remnant doesn't have too much relation to the real world. There's five continents and a bunch of open ocean, though! Continent-wise, there's Atlas, which is very high-tech and military-esque and would be good for a military-oriented character to come from!! But there aren't real figures in the world of RWBY. The place is entirely fictional! However, there are pirates, and perhaps, if she's being tempted to pirate, she comes from a family of pirates and has rejected their ways? It'd be good for the backstory and add to character! I'd have no issue if her ship used to be the ship of a famous pirate! Although I don't know about the reincarnation of them. Also, the school of Beacon isn't really close to the sea, although it is coastal. How or where would Sophie keep her ship around, if at all?
Title: Re: Huntsmen and Huntresses (RWBY RP!!)
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 27, 2017, 01:13:38 PM
Maybe she uses the same technique from the Pirates of the Caribbean with the ship in the bottle thing.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 27, 2017, 02:46:43 PM
hh yeah! Maybe it's some cool Futuristic Atlas Tech Ship-In-A-Bottle trick!
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 27, 2017, 09:30:43 PM
Yeah. I'm thinking the ship wants to pirate too and is trying to get her in the family business...

And if her family is made up of famous pirates and the ship I'd a famous pirate ship, other mariners like certain fishermen will recognize the family and ship name.... :v
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Post by: GreyCaboose on December 28, 2017, 01:09:38 AM
Yes!!!!! That sounds awesome!!
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 28, 2017, 01:48:12 AM
Just how advanced is their tech? 20th century? 19th century? Our era?
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Post by: ravenoid-ish on December 28, 2017, 04:54:38 AM
Futuristic, airships and robots and holographic street lights type futuristic, but there r still normal boats so no need to worry about that, and there r places in canon that r pretty low-tech
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 28, 2017, 05:57:59 AM
I just wanted to know so I could tailor the type of destroyer to the correct era. Now I know her ship can be a modern day destroyer