Roleplay: The Last Free City
Here. A Dreamwidth Roleplay loosely based off Asura's Wrath. Characters are summoned to the city of Midgard by Valkyries in the service of Thor and Hephaestus. Why? Well, Midgard is home to the Bifrost, a portal that allows for interdimensional travel, and if either the Fae or the Qin get a hold of it, they could use it to raid other worlds for resources. So the characters aren't just protecting the last free city for humanity, they're also protecting their own worlds — and receiving rewards (valuables, weapons, cybernetics) for their deeds.
This game provides examples of:
- All Myths Are True: Mythological figures from pantheons across the world — from Thor to Hephaestus to the Monkey King — exist here.
- Applied Phlebotinum: The Monkey King uses this for his events.
- Big Badass Battle Sequence: The game opened with one of these. The inspiration for this came from Saving Private Ryan.
- Crapsack World: The world is divided between two powers who hate each other. Both sides treat humans as inferior species. The only haven for humans in the world is regularly under attack because both powers want the Bifrost, and humanity must look to other worlds for its protectors.
- Elaborate Underground Base: The Deeps district. Due to the constant threat of siege (and actual sieges), Midgard built downward, and so an entire district of the city exists beneath the ground.
- The Fair Folk: The Fae.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: The Qin to ancient China...with a lunar capital.
- Humongous Mecha: Not only can they be found in Qin armies and in Midgard's defenses, characters from mecha series may bring their mecha with them. Current mecha series include:
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: When Ilya tried to wrap a present for Kiritsugu (a gun) it went off a few times. Luckily, Gawain is a Servant, and thus is Immune to Bullets.
- It Amused Me: Why the Monkey King does what he does.
- Killed Off for Real: Unlike most RPs, death here is permanent. Luckily, medical technology here is so advanced that almost no injuries are fatal.
- Magical Girl: Quite a few, from the following series:
- Mega City: Midgard.
- Nanomachines: A common method of artificially enhancing a character's abilities.
- Non-Player Character: Thor, Hephaestus, and the Monkey King.
- Ontological Mystery: Averted. The characters know why they're there, who brought them there, and what they have to do to leave.
- Original Generation: The game accepts original characters.
- Post Cyber Punk
- Rousing Speech: Thor opened the game with one of these, complete with a Title Drop.
- Running Gag:
- Shining City: The Palace district. This is the wealthiest and most extravagant district in the city, and it's where Thor lives.
- Trapped in Another World: Though the characters knew this going in. Canon updates are still possible, however.
- The Trickster: The Monkey King.
- Urban Segregation: Midgard is divided into six districts: The Docks, the Foundry, the Grand Library, the Wards, the Deeps, and the Palace districts. Each district has a villa for Player Characters to live in, each villa possessing its own unique characteristics.
- We Can Rebuild Him: Characters can receive upgrades to their abilities through the available technology. Sometimes this happens in order to save someone from death, but it can also be a reward.
- World of Badass
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: The Wards. This is the district where refugees gather and, oftentimes, live in tents. The villa in this district is surrounded by a higher wall than usual to keep the refugees out.