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Celestials; Angels and beings of that nature
Topic Started: Aug 19 2015, 02:36 PM (3,215 Views)
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Contact Details: PM Newlight or Staff for any questions
Requirements for the race: An application. Just apply for a Celestial like any other character. Newlight will look it over and stamp it. Please note that when you apply for a Celestial, whatever Archetype you chose is part of that Celestial's race title. (Archon Celestial, Crusader Celestial, etc.) Also, you must add your character's specific "purpose" as a section in your profile, no matter which template you use."



~Celestials~



Many different things could be considered a Celestial. A literal angel, an unseen guardian angel, one's muse, karma, a good "spirit", etc. They are there to ultimately do good, and never evil. Each celestial has a fundamental driving purpose behind them, and that call is incredibly strong and controlling. They don't have to be a strictly "heavenly angel" type; they are a mass of "positive" energy. They can be an incarnation of karma, a person's muse, a protective spirit of the earth, a literal angel, or just a physical embodiment of good will. A celestial can ultimately be anything and take on whatever form that best helps them achieve their purpose. But one thing that is entirely universal about all celestials is that they are ALL around for the betterment of the world as a whole.


Origin: Celestials are very rarely born, and more often "made" or formed. They usually start as a mass of positive energy and gather to form a physical being and are engrained with their "purpose" when they are needed. They may or may not have a higher calling or being to answer to, for they may just be there to do good for humanity with no chains attached. Either way, it is their given purpose that drives them, and they are unable to go against it. Whether that comes from the will of the many, drive of karma, force of the spirits, power of God, etc. From a human's stand point, they believe them to be guardian angels, nature's judgment, an individual's creative muse, and any number of things.

Purpose: As has been mentioned already, ALL Celestials have some sort of "holy" purpose. Their purpose could be as vague and general as to rid the world of evil, to something as specific as being a guiding and protective muse to make sure a poet writes "the" poem. Guard and protect all of humanity, or just a single person. Inspire someone to create a work of art that will inspire peace around the world. Even something as simple and cliche as spreading happiness to people or maybe even just doing "heavenly" research for the higher ups on what it's like to live as a human. The only requirements to the purpose are that it DOES have to be fundamentally good, and can NEVER be anything evil or harmful (unless it's specifically punishing/banishing/killing evil). Refusing to do (or at least taking steps or continuing to do) one's purpose will result in the Celestial being gradually drained of their positive energy until the point that they cease to exist. It should be noted that with development of things and character, one's purpose CAN change—be it from totally completing one's purpose or from finding a higher calling.

Code of Conduct: Sort of like purpose. All Celestials have a code of conduct that they must uphold at all times. And similar to purpose, upholding this code of conduct and promoting its practices replenishes a Celestial's positive energy: keeping them strong, healthy, and at their fullest potential power. The code is to always do and promote good and general welfare wherever the Celestial goes. And because a Celestial feeds off of and is powered and sustained by positive energy, promoting goodness serves the Celestial's purpose and essentially improves and makes themselves better as well. Anytime a Celestial's words or actions promotes feelings of happiness, thankfulness, love, or stops something bad from happening, it creates positive energy that they can replenish/sustain/or feed themselves off of.

Positive Energy: This is what all Celestials are comprised of. Though most of them have a human (or humanoid) shell, they are not human. They are made and held together by the positive energy around them. And anytime a Celestial works to fulfill their purpose or does good things or makes others happy or experience other positive emotions, it creates positive energy. And this positive energy is what "fuels" the Celestial to keep on and be able to use their powers.


Population Size: Unknown. Guestimated to be in the hundreds or thousands.


Appearance: For the purposes of the board and ease of roleplay, "most" Celestials have taken on a humanoid shell. Looking human usually best helps them carry out their purpose. A Celestial's physical shell is not limited to anything, though. As their appearance, again, is best suited to help them carry out whatever purpose they have. So it may not be uncommon, for example, to find a Celestial in the form of a tree that gives advice and blessings to those who walk by it. Or a dog that grows flowers and vegetation wherever it may step on the countryside.


Religion/Doctrine: A Celestial may be a creation of God or any other divine figure. And as such would have whatever religion/doctrine/dogma they're a part of. But a Celestial can likewise come from absolutely nothing and thus just exist. It's all up to the one creating the Celestial. And since there is no way to prove the existence of deities, a Celestial may only believe they're a creation of a deity.


Race History: Good and Evil have been around since the beginning of everything/anything. And for as long as the forces of evil have been around (or perhaps longer, no one knows for sure) there have also been the forces of good. More often than not, these "forces" of good are the Celestials. And their histories are just as vague and obscure as their origins. The history of one may never be the same history as another. It is just known that they are there and they always have been and always will.



Racial Powers


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Celestial Archetypes



Everything written in the main post for Celestials applies to all created Celestials, no matter the archetype. However, all Celestials belong to an archetype and it is a part of their race title ("______ Celestial")

All Celestials, no matter the type must always: promote "positive" influence, have the same minor powers detailed above, and follow the Code of Conduct. All of that makes them what they are.

Their archetype is what sets them apart from the others. It helps refine and give them more direction with their Purpose and Code of Conduct, as well as a single major power specific to their archetype that can better help them carry out that more refined Purpose and Code of Conduct. It should be noted, however, that no archetype can EVER supersede the essence of a Celestial. (For example, a "Fallen Celestial" that has no Purpose or Code of Conduct. Or some kind of "Tainted Celestial" that has been corrupted and is evil instead of good. These would have to be completely different races with no relation to this one.)

A Celestial CAN be of multiple archetypes if the creator of the Celestial so desires. However, they may only begin with the power of ONE archetype. All other powers must be applied for and gained later. Also note that the kind of power listed with the archetype is only the usual and "SUGGESTED" type. You're free to pick an archetype and then pick one of the other archetypes' powers if you so desire. If none of the archetypes seem to describe the kind or Celestial you wish to make, then CREATE your own archetype (**detailed later**).


Archon Celestials

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Herald Celestials

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Guardian Celestials

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Gatekeeper Celestials

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Crusader Celestials

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Creating a New Archetype/Power



STEP 1: Be sure to follow the established template.

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[b][color="insert color"][Name][/b][/color]

[Examples]

[i]Purpose:[/i]

[i]Common Skills:[/i]

[i][b]Major Power:[/b][/i]



STEP 2: Do that creation thing you do so well~


[Name your Archetype] - Make it sound like something "good" in nature, or something divine or holy. And give them a color you feel best symbolizes them

[- Give a few examples/stereotypes that would fall under this Archetype]

Purpose: - Give a general/typical purpose to this Archetype. What is their holy/divine/good-natured purpose that drives them and allows them to continue existing? Keep in mind that this is nothing "specific". It's a very general purpose. Like creating/influencing, protecting people, destroying evil, etc. Those who create a member of your Archetype will choose their "specific" goal. It's up to you to just suggest a starting point here.

Common Skills: - You may have seen this in the other Archetypes and wondered about it. Not every Celestial to come from any given Archetype is a "cookie cutter" by any means. However, they are all formed around the same essence and a similar purpose. Thus, it's not uncommon at all for Celestials of the same Archetype to have similar skills that help them accomplish their purpose.

Power of ______: - Name and come up with a power. Again, make it sound holy/divine/good'esque. And just for theme, yes, it DOES have to be called "Power of _________". It might sound cheesy, but look my fellow dude/dudette... these are celestials. They have to sound dramatic. It makes them feel turbo-special.

- Now, coming up with a unique power can be a bit tricky. Because it can't be something that is already covered by the power your Celestial and every other Celestial has "Miracles". And Miracles is a VERY broad and encompassing power. Because it basically does anything that:

1) Helps someone(s)
2) Doesn't harm anyone.
3) Doesn't benefit (only) your Celestial

So, the obvious power and Archetype that is missing above is a "Healer", right?

1) Many instances of healing are covered by Sustenance and Health miracles.
2) Healing your "own" Celestial is covered by the Celestial Body power.

See? While there's not an archetype that does the obvious "angel" thing and cures people... ALL Celestials are capable of healing people and themselves. So yeah... be creative, and make sure your power isn't something that the other two minor powers wouldn't already cover.



STEP 3: Post it up in the Approval Forums and get that thing accepted! Make sure to note that you're not apply for a separate race, but you're instead making an addition to this one.

Also, if a mod or admin asks you to change something for them or to provide more detail about something... don't hassle them. Seriously. I mean, I've already caused more work for them than normal by "inviting" you to freely make additions to this Race.

So be cool, yeah? Bee coo~

And then once it's been approved, the Mod/Admin who approved it can edit it above into this post.

Thank you for your contribution and enjoy~ :)
Edited by Icarus, Oct 14 2015, 08:46 AM.
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