The Kingdom of Avalon
The Kingdom of Avalon is an old one. It's population is known for it's hardy nature, and some among them are known for their connection to dragons. This has given Avalon a fearsome reputation. For decades after it's founding, the kingdom had peace. However, all good things must end, as one day a war between the Kingdom and the elves broke out. The elves typically kept to the woodlands beyond Avalon's borders in their kingdom of Adistone. Like Avalon, some of their people have connections to dragons, but they cannot ride them. Still, these dragons are fast and formidable despite their size. The elves and Avalon fought for years, until peace was eventually found. Though it was a tremulous peace. Tension between the groups still ran high, so it was only a matter of time before the fighting eventually broke out again. It has been six years since the war started up again, and the king was killed in battle. Now his daughter takes the throne, determined to put an end to this fighting. Will they succeed? Or will Avalon be defeated?
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Races and Creatures in Avalon
Elves - this fair, graceful race mostly lives in the vast woodlands west of Avalon in a kingdom called Adistone. They are who the kingdom has been at war with for decades upon decades. Some of their people also have deep connections to dragons. However, this dragons are small and unable to be ridden. Still, they are not to be under estimated; they are extremely fast and agile.
Dwarves - while they may short in stature, dwarves are a hardy race. They dwell in their mines to the north-east of Avalon, mostly keeping to themselves. They had managed to keep themsevles out of the Avalonian-Elven war, though most of them tend to dislike elves. A trade route does exist between them and Avalon. Their metalwork, whether it be armor and weapons or jewelry, is some of the most sought after and prized in the land.
Dragons - these reptilian creatures once lived in various places in Avalon and the lands surrounding it. Though, their numbers have declined in recent years. In Avalon, every so often someone is chosen by a dragon to be their rider. The elves also have dragons of their own, but they are a different kind. They have six legs and are small. While they cannot be ridden, they are very fast. Dragons cannot speak to or telepathically communicate with their riders. They're more like pets so to speak. Still they share a very close bond with them, and dragons are very intelligent and able to understand their riders.
Unicorns - these beautiful horses have a silver pelt and a single spiral horn on their foreheads. Harming a unicorn is frowned upon in Avalon. Not only that, but when someone harms a unicorn the severity of that harm affects the severity of the curse put upon you. Unicorns are gentle, typically shy creatures. They can be found deep in the forests of Avalon and beyond, often far from human settlements.
Manticores - these beasts are uncommon within Avalon's territory, but can be found a little more often in the lands outside it. It has the face of a human, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion. Its sting is painful and administers a poison that can be deadly if not treated in time.
Ogres - these are large, humaniod monsters that dwell in remote areas. They are unpleasant and prey on humans. Those captured by them rarely ever return.
Direwolves - these massive canines look very much like their wolf cousin, though they are much larger. Once one looks at them more closely though, you can that their feet are larger with a notable splay enough to carry the heavy frame. Their tail length is 2-feet and they were 4 to 5-feet in length. They are hypercarnivores with meat making up 70% of their diet. Direwolves are loyal to their masters and will attack anyone who threatens them. They will also come to the aid of those they know are loyal to their masters. They are only found in far north, in Athor, the lands that belong to Lord Constantine Lupus.
Hippocampus - these elusive marine creatures have the upper body of a horse, but the lower body of a fish. Some folk call them sea-horses. Hippocampi are majestic, carefree, and are usually peaceful creatures. Though, they have a powerful bite and a strong tail they can used to fend off attackers. They are also very fast swimmers.
Kelpies - these water-dwelling creatures live in some of the lakes and ponds around Avalon. They often appear as a horse, though they can take the form of a human as well. They are powerful creatures that usually prefer to live alone.
Orcs - this humaniod species is often brutish and aggressive. They live miles away from Avalon and they're not commonly seen. They are quite similar to ogres in regards to appearance, though they are more intelligent than them.
King and Queen: these are the rules of Avalon. They have equal say and power, and their word is law.
Crown Prince/Princess: this is the heir to the kingdom. They are the firstborn child of the King and Queen. They will take the throne when the ruling monarchs die or choses to step down from their position
Royal Children: These are the other children of the King and Queen.
The Council: these are the four people who offer the King and Queen advice on running the Kingdom and planning battles
Captain of the Guard: this is the person who is charge of the knights, squires, and other members of the kingdom's defense.
Medics: these are the men and women who help heal the injured and sick
Medic Trainees: these people are training to be medics
Dragonriders: these are highly-trained individuals who ride dragons. They have a very special connection with the dragon they are bonded to. However, they are not very common, so there aren't many in Avalon. Dragonriders are usual from Noble families, but that isn't always the case.
Knights: These are the men and women who make up the majority of Avalon's army. They fight to protect the kingdom, as well as help patrol the borders and guard the castle.
Squires: these are the people training to be knights. They typically begin their training at 13, though they may not ride into battle until they are closer to 16. Most have completed their training when they are about 18 or 20.
Children: they are the youngest members of the Kingdom. They usually become squires upon turning 13 years old. Or, if there is room, they may choose to become a medic trainee.
People in the Kingdom
King (0/1): Will be decided in rp
Queen (1/1): Rhea Lockhart - played by Plutonian-Raven
Crown Prince/Princess (0/1): Theodore Lockhart - played by cetus. *to be born in rp*
Royal Children: *To be born in rp*
Prince Maximus Lockhart - played by druidbuckeye
The Council (5/5)
Kennarah "Kenna" Harrington - played by PaleLight
Prince Quentin Lockhart - played by druidbuckeye
Israo - played by SoulStrike
Azrael Vatra - played by The Spoopiest Ink Sans
Ausaut Ralenchort played - by Brokenstarsnachoparty
Captain of the Guard (0/1): Reserved
Astraea Cromdiir - played by BabyBird
Lexie Hira - played by The Spoopiest Ink Sans
Medic Trainees (1/3):
Clara Maria Mandile - played by Crooow!
Devon Hunter - played by Mirror's Edge
bonded to Thea
Constantine Ferdinand Lupus - played by druidbuckeye
bonded to Involmo
Alexis "Bluefire" Ryder - played by The Spoopiest Ink Sans
bonded to Aura
Alexander Reid - played by Plutonian-Raven
Ruben Rachwild - played by PaleLight
Primrose "Rose" Levane - played by Plutonian-Raven
Thomas Mandile - played by Crooow!
Tomkin Andrews - played by Chapter Master Omegon
Squires (0/# of available mentors):
Rhea and Quentin are half-siblings
Thomas and Clara are siblings
Clara is training under Astraea
*This form is for a dragonrider's dragon*
Name: Rhea Lockhart
Rank: Queen of Avalon
Rank Desired: She has her desired rank
Personality (optional): Rhea always tried to carry herself in a dignified manner, as she was raised. She has polite with strangers, as well as rather quiet at times. Though she is is quiet, she isn't afraid to speak her mind, and can be a stubborn young woman. Knowing she needs to be strong no matter what, she does her best to hide when she is scared or upset. This, combined with her quiet nature, make her seem almost distant or aloof at times. Rhea holds her father's memory dearly, and tries her best to be a fair ruler like he had been.
History: Rhea is the daughter of the previous king and queen. She was born in Avalon, and was taught by many tutors during her childhood. She learned how to ride horses, read, write, how to be diplomatic, as well as many other things. Rhea was close to both of her parents. Unbeknownst to her, her father had an affair with another and had another child. Even when the boy was brought to castle, he was hidden away, and Rhea wasn't told of his existence. Her mother took sick and died while she was young, leaving both Rhea and her father devastated.
Rhea was born during the tremulous peace between Avalon and the elves, so she only heard stories of the battles. Though, when the war started again when she was 18 years old, she saw the same horrors her father saw. Her father died a year ago, leaving her to take the throne. Rhea intends to end this war once and for all, believing this war has dragged on long enough and enough people have died. Shortly before his death, King Robert told Rhea of her half-brother, Quentin's, existence. After her father's death, Rhea went to speak to Quentin, wanting to know her brother. She publicly acknowledged his birthright and gave him a place on her council, as well as allowed him to take lessons in the things he needed to know as prince. The two are slowly building the relationship they should have gotten to have when they children,
Love Interest: Eventually Locien
Children: Eventually Theodore [son], Maximus [son]
Relatives: King Roland Lockhart [deceased], Queen Cassandra Lockhart [deceased], Quentin Lockhart [paternal half-brother]
Pets: Rowena, a red roan mare
Name: Alexander Reid
Rank Desired: He is fine with his rank for now
Personality (optional): Alexander is a friendly young man. He tends to be cheerful, and tries his best to be optimistic despite the position the kingdom is in. Now that he is a knight, he takes his duties seriously, knowing that it is important not to skip on their duties. Although he is a nice, friendly person, Alexander can have a temper. He tries not to let it get the best of him, but it often does. Alexander also isn't one to trust someone after they have broken his trust.
History: Alexander is the second-born son of the Reid family, a lesser noble house. His mother died in childbirth, so Alexander never met her. At the age of 13, Alexander became a squire, just like many young men in the Kingdom. During his time as a squire, his brother was killed in a battle near the Avalon's borders. His father died a few years later, about a year before Alexaner was knighted. At the age of 19, Alexander went onto become a knight, though his wishes his brother and father had been alive to see it.
Love Interest: Eventually Devon
Children: None yet
Relatives: Allister Ried [father, deceased], Thomas Reid [older brother, deceased]
Pets: Nimbus, dapple grey stallion
Name: Primrose "Rose" Levane
Age: 28 years
Rank Desired: Has it
Personality (optional): Rose is a kind young woman and is quite empathetic. She is very loyal to those who live in Avalon, and she takes her position as a knight seriously. She can be a little on the idealistic side, though the war is slowly chipping away at that trait. She has grown tired of all the fighting, and wishes they would have peace again. Rose has a bit of a stubborn streak and she holds fast to her beliefs and morals. She'll do what she feels is right, even if it means bending the rules a little. Although things have been stressful for her with the illness of her father, she is hesitant to ask for help. She tends to keep her worries and problems to herself.
History: Rose is the only child of a retired knight. Her father was given land for serving the Kingdom bravely in battle, making the Levane family a noble family, although a lesser one. Rose always looked up to her father, and wanted to be knight just like him. She even used to pretend the be a knight when she was a child, using a wooden stick as a sword. At the age of 13, she became a squire, training under a close friend of her father's. She finished her training at the age of 18, she was knighted. Her father's health is failing now, and she divides her time between helping to care for him and the family's estate, as well as attending to her duties as a knight.
Love Interest: Eventually Constantine
Children: Eventually Sebastian [son], Reina [daughter], Terynn [daughter]
Relatives: Gideon Levane [father]
Thread Staff: Mirror's Edge [co-owner]