The Kingdom is an original urban-fantasy collaborative RPG/fiction project. The plot centers around the descendants of the prehistoric Geldon Kingdom, who wield their elemental magics to combat the supernatural evils that threaten the world, or at least those of them that show up in Sunset City California.Stories, or "logs", take any form. Prose is the most popular format, but play-by-post roleplays and comics are also used.The forums (where all the storytelling takes place) can be found here.
Action Girl: Pick a female on the cast. Odds are, she kicks serious ass.
Break the Cutie: All the writers seem to enjoy tormenting their characters. Gryle in particular seems incapable letting his characters having anything good happen to them without some kind of negative backlash.
Cursed with Awesome: Being Alchemists, Alice and Irving have enormous stategic and tactical usefulness against daemons, but neither enjoy the potentially-dangerous-to-those-around-me aspect of their abilities.
Alice, in particular, dislikes being a living supernatural poison generator due to her innate desire to heal those around her.
Deadpan Snarker: Predominantly, Irving, Deon, and Mara, but nearly all the cast gets in a good snark at one point or another.
Drowning My Sorrows: Pretty standard reaction for Deon, Mara, and Irving. Something about alcohol and snark just seems to go together.
Elemental Powers: Played with. The "splats" are earth, water, air, weather, energy. Each Hunter or Guardian controls a certain aspect of an element, rather than the entirety of the elment itself. "Fire", for example, is a sub-splat of "Energy"
Superhero Speciation: For the most part no two Hunters or Guardians share the same power-set. The closest is Irving (electromagnetic radiation) and Paris (magnetism). Due in part to the way magic works in the game (see Elemental Powers entry above)
Averted, in the Dark Future AU, where Melanie and Valentine are both Ice Knights.