Post by pascaline on Aug 31, 2013 20:14:36 GMT -8
THE PLOT:To the people of the Kingdom of Anima, the heart is not just an organ or a figure of speech. The heart is the source of one's power and strength, and its magical properties are as tangible as the blood in one's veins. Everyone's heart possesses a concentration of power known as a 'heart crystal'. To consume the heart crystal of another is to rip your own heart inside out, though the more heart crystals you consume the more powerful you can become. To lose your heart crystal would turn one into an emotionless shell.
Years ago a rip in the dimensions brought creatures of darkness to Anima. They fed off the heart crystals of the people, and so they were named the animus. These heart snatchers ate up the Kingdom of Anima until there was nothing left. The guardians of Anima, seven knights whose heart crystals were merged with the hearts of the elements of their kingdom, tried to stop the animus from consuming everything. When all hope was lost for the kingdom the youngest guardian, Spirit Heart, collected the heart crystals of his fallen comrades before they could be consumed and fled to the next parallel world: Earth. Specifically, Meguro of Japan.
However, by coming to our planet Spirit Heart caused a trail that could be followed through the dimensions. The animus slithered out of the rip, but because of Earth's overall lack of spiritual energy people cannot see the animus for the monsters that they are. Spirit Heart must find new vessels for his fellow guardians here on Earth in order to save every beating heart.
ABOUT HEART CRYSTALS:A heart crystal is the concentration of one's emotions and spirit that originates in the heart. The stronger the person, the stronger and more unbreakable the crystal. Heart crystals vary in shape and color, but they are always small enough to fit in the palm of someone's hand. A heart crystal can be extracted from one's body if the person is put under extreme emotional duress or if the strength of their heart has been weakened by betrayal, sadness, or loneliness. Heart crystals are made stronger by only two things: a strong love of self, and a strong and unyielding love for another. Only having both will make a heart crystal unbreakable.
When a heart crystal shatters, two things can happen: if several pieces of the crystal remain in the person, they become a shard. If the crystal is gone from the body, then the person will become a shell.
THE PEOPLE:GUARDIANS OF ANIMA: The guardians of Anima represent the heart of the elements. Each guardian has merged their heart crystal with the heart of an element, and possesses weapons and magic specific to their element. A human can become a vessel by merging their heart crystal with the heart crystal of the guardian. The human will gain the magic and abilities of the guardian they merged with, as well as hear the guardian's voice in their head. However, since humans aren't equipped to handle strong spiritual energy it will take the vessel a while to control their new-found abilities.
SHARDS: Shards are people whose heart crystals have been broken, but shards of the crystal still remain within them. Shards are people whose hearts have been broken, either by force or emotional duress, and could not heal. They usually have an abundance of one emotion above all others, mainly anger, sadness, and loneliness and seek to break the hearts of others in order to replace the missing parts of their own heart. Shards are behind the creatures known as animus, though not all shards are in league with them.
SHELLS: Shells are people whose heart crystals have been taken from them. Shells cannot feel any emotions. Not happiness, love, or sentimentality; nor can they feel anger, sadness, or loneliness. They just are, and they have a blank look in their eyes and talk in a monotone voice. Some shells may smile or feign emotion, but they are only copying what they see others do. Currently there is no cure for a shell, and many die off years after their heart is taken.
ANIMUS: The animus are various monstrous creatures that have consumed the hearts of many worlds and have now come to Earth. Who they work for and their true goal is unknown, but their sizes and shapes vary to take on things that would make one's heart waver in fear. Some of the animus seem more human-like than others, while many are gigantic, monstrous forms of animals that are not very intelligent at all. Some animus have vibrant, human-like personalities which makes them more dangerous than any other of their kind. An animus gains emotions and a more tangent personality by consuming many heart crystals, making them very powerful.
THE NEEDED:As of right now we need all the guardians save for Spirit Heart and Spark Heart, we need civilians, and we need shards. Shells and the animus are currently non-playable.