icanbeyourmuse last edited by icanbeyourmuse
Welcome to Atharia. A world where magic is commonplace and there are 4 known kingdoms. The mortals angered one of the Gods, Larthin, who decides to take ‘time’ from each mortal as retaliation and some of the mortals strive to appease him. There is a fanatic religious cult that works against the mortals. There is royalty, nobility, meddlesome Gods, exploration. The exploration involves finding ruins or mythical creatures (which may not necessarily be exactly like RL’s mythical but are heavily based on them) or discovering new lands or kingdoms. There are Children of Gods that have herculean tasks they must complete. Marriages tend towards being political and it is, should both parties agree it is okay, okay to have a Consort (love spouse) that is all about love. It is not uncommon for the Gods to meddle in the lives of the mortals be it to make their lives worse or better.
OOC: Atharia is a high fantasy MUSH that uses PennMUSH with a heavily modified version of FS3. Everyone has the ability to use some sort of magic. What we have as possible things to do: Play the social games (events, slice of life RP), political games (there are different kingdoms, political marriages), exploration, scholarly endeavors, religious focus. We also have a roster system and player CG that has generators in almost all the rooms. There is no preference to whether you take a roster, use the generators, or neither of those. The purpose is to make the point of entry as easy as possible.
An important note is that Atharia is a casual game. Sometimes scenes for plots and over all can come in rapid succession, sometimes it could takes a couple weeks or so before another scene happens. We’re more interested in being inclusive and telling stories everyone can enjoy over ‘getting plots out quickly’ or something. The majority of plots on Atharia will be 1 to 2 scenes long, some times more. The plots with more than 1-5 scenes, at most, are typically ones that will involve player focus.
Feel free to join us and see if it is a place that fits for you:
The website: https://atharia.vertinext.com/
To connect: atharia.vertinext.com:4201
The newest version of what staff would like to have more of. You can, generally, combo any of the ideas. You also do not have to pick any of the suggestions if they do not appeal. There are some NPCs available if you want to claim one.
Children of Gods. Any Gods except Mataya and Ossian. We have an Eighth God that will be discovered soon if being a Child that has an ‘unknown’ parent is what appeals. You can be a Child even if you pick a roster. The Children were ‘hidden’ away for so long so players can decide to use their existing characters to be one, take a roster to be one, or CG to awaken as one. I’m even willing to discuss the possibility of you coming in as a Child fresh from CG.
Combat types. We don’t have to many of those. Bonus to those that know the FS3 combat system and can help me, who is dumb at the combat stuff, assure NPCs are a challenge for you guys. Even after I give PCs a pre-emptive attack (if plausible). I design all situations for players to win but I want you guys to be able to be at risk and what not in a way that not just me saying ‘Hey, you’re failing at this thing.’
People from Choisi and Santua. Choisi has, currently, 1 PC from their kingdom. Santua has 2. They have the lowest number of players of all the kingdoms and Seat of the Gods. I’ve no concern if you be noble, common, or royalty for any of them. I will include you in plots.
Clergy. We don’t have many people in the Clergy. Any God’s clergy works. Mataya is 2 members and Ossian has 1 that are PCs. Recently all of the clergies (except Ossian since my PC is the Archbishop) have been given an NPC that is available to claim or nudge at staff to help you fit in.
Courtesans. The Courtesans, currently, have 2 PCs. More Debutantes and Courtesans would be welcome. I favour Debutantes a little here because I like giving players the chance to grow into the feel of Courtesans. Except over 18, we have no set age for how old a Debutante is. Above 30 might get a little side eyed but not much beyond that. We are willing to allow discussion of Debutantes who have been ‘living as non-Courtesans’ to become a Debutante of the Courtesans.
People who hold official titles such as noble family head, Sage, Knight, Baronet, Consort to a titled noble, Matchmaker, titled noble’s direct heir AKA the ones named to take the title, the direct heir to the royal families and any other I missed.
We are always open to listening to other possible ideas and have no expectations on people taking one of these possibilities as their thing. Have a chat with Minerva on anything that interests you, if you want too.
The story lines currently going on:
The people of Atharia are seeking the ‘Children of Gods’, citizens of Atharia who have a parent that is a God. Until recently they were hidden away for their protection. There is, currently, 15 know Children of Gods and 8 of them have been found. The people were given a necklace that glows brightly when an awakened Child of Gods is found. We absolutely welcome anyone who wants to play a Child of Gods. Unless we suddenly blow up big you can have 1 character be one. I’m also open to the possibility of claiming an NPC, as long as you understand they have been puppeted in scenes.
The logs for the plot: https://atharia.vertinext.com/index.php?title=Plot:_Children_of_Gods
The information about Children of Gods:
The Children of Gods have to complete ‘herculean’ tasks to ascend. How difficult the task is will depend on which God assigns it and who they are assigning it too. The Child of one God might find their task easier than a Child of another God getting a task from the same God as the first Child. Several of the tasks have been done but the tasks are more based on the player doing them than over all. So, taking part of this is more personalized to the Child. The tasks can vary from being individual, to certain people doing it, to everyone. Each Child has to do, at least, 12 tasks.
To see the logs: https://atharia.vertinext.com/index.php?title=Plot:_Child_of_Gods_Tasks
Rumors of other kingdoms circulate the known kingdoms of Atharia. IT is said they are in unexplored areas of Atharia. Not officials started, yet.
To follow the plot: https://atharia.vertinext.com/index.php?title=Plot:_The_Kingdoms_of_Atharia
The mortals of Atharia are exploring the world and discovering things like ruins, lost artifacts, notable land marks, etc. Not really a set date on the start for this, just scenes for when people want to explore the world.
To see the logs: https://atharia.vertinext.com/index.php?title=Plot:Exploration-_The_Sights_of_Atharia
Atharia is home to various animals and creatures. This absolutely includes mythical creatures. Some of these mythical creatures are hostile and some aren’t. The mortals have started finding them.
To see the logs: https://atharia.vertinext.com/index.php?title=Plot:Exploration-_The_Mythical_Creatures_of_Atharia
Side note: I am still working on updating families and one theme file but brain is stuck on them atm. But we got stuff going on. Slow but going.
icanbeyourmuse last edited by
Ijust edited the original post over keeping with adding new posts.
icanbeyourmuse last edited by
I am going to do a separate post for next thing.
I would like to recruit a storyteller (or staff) who is good at the combat stuff. Preferably with experience using FS3 combat. I suck at it. I am never sure how to balance so players have a bit of a risk while fighting. Obviously you don’t just need to do coded combat STing. Let me know if you’re interested. So far, my players have been wonderful little eggs and easy to GM for.