Blue Valkyrie Adventure is a soft reboot of the Blue Valkyrie Storyline will feature a new take on the plot while introducing a battle mechanic between the Rping that will hopefully keep people engaged through team work and dungeon crawling.
Taking place on the planet of Azure Star a old world with a storied history, the players of BVA are drawn to the land of Omi a tropical island not yet fully explored; a wild west of sorts where pirates, treasure hunters, and adventurers all run free without the hand of the law to reign them in; many hope to unlock the secrects of the "Precursors" an ancient civilization with advanced magic and technology that ruled the world thousands of years ago and Omi just happens to be packed with such ruins. Perhaps you are an Adventurer hoping to unravel the secrects of the island, or a treasure hunter looking for lost relics; or even someone looking for a new land to call home, Omi offers the chance of a new life for all..but also danger, monsters run wild in areas not colonized and the ruins them selves are still protected by machines long abandoned but still very much operational.
World of Azure
The world of Azure Star is made up of one major continent known to most as "The mainland" as well as numerous smaller islands believed to have been remnants of a much larger landmass long long ago, the various races can nearly all be found on the main land but have slowly expanded to the other known islands and can be found nearly anywhere.
The known races of Azure Star are, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, and the Sylphs, each race with the exception of the Goblins rule over a specific area of the mainland or island and each have their own unique culture.
The history of Azure Star can be split into three major "eras" or "ages", the First Age is believed to be the creation of the world it's self-while not all cultures worship gods it is a fact that on Azure Star beings known as the Elementals exists and their actions have been noted by historians on several occasions. However seventy years ago the Elves during a rare exchange with the Sylphs learned of an interesting historical fact claiming that the even the Elementals were not the first beings in the world but rather were the children of a being known only as the Primal, the Sylphs believe that this "Primal" created the world then split it's self into fragments that eventually became the elementals who would then go on to seed the world with life thus beginning the second age. It's not known how true this account is but given the seemingly endless life span of a Fae it's quite possible this story may in fact be true.
The second age is believed to have begun with the first races began to appear and develop cultures of their own, there is great debate among all scholars of what races these would be however most agree the age was most dominated by the "Precursors" who quickly developed powerful magic and Magitechology dominating most of the known world given the ruins found across nearly every major landmass on Azure Star. Ultimately this advanced civilization was theorized to have developed over thousands of years before their mysterious extinction, with most agreeing that another fifteen thousand years must have passed between the fall of the precursors and the rise of third age considered to be roughly around the time the modern races began developing civilization of their own given than none of their cultures have any proven accounts of the precursors let along the identity of their race.
The Third Age represents the current modern day and it's history is still being written.
The Humans make up the majority of the world's population and live roughly sixty to ninety years average, they are resourceful and clever and posses high potential for magic as well as shown to be able adapt technology to their needs rather easily. Their appearance can differ depending on the location of their birth or their ancestors and humans are one of the few species that can mate with all the other races leading to Half-Humans who possess traits of both parents.
Human settlements exists across the world however their greatest is the Highland Empire who has spread across a large swath of the mainland conquering many of it's former naboring nations thanks in part to the discover of the Precursor Codex an old data file that after years of translating granted the empire a basic understanding of Magitech and quickly rising them above their rivals.
The elves hail from the forested island of Mystia, and are known for their tall slender forms and pointed ears as well as fair appearances. Elves are long lived able to survive for hundreds of years before succumbing to old age despite never seemingly aging past their prime. Elves have the strongest magical ability of any race able to cast complicated and powerful spells at even a young age, although their desire to adapt magitech or other technologies is rather limited.
Elves to many of the races are considered arrogant and elitist and while this may be true with some for the most part elves prefer to maintain their culture out of a fear of losing what makes them unique due to the fast growth of the Highland empire and the former golblin republic of Garlond. Thankfully Mystia's location and heavy forested land makes it a difficult area to invade and had remained safe forcing Highland to maintain diplomatic ties with the elves rather than attempt an invasion, although many believe this is mostly due to a lack of precursor ruins on their home island.
The dwarves are stocky and resilient race who make their home in the Jagged Peak mountain range, a massive swath of mountains that stretch across the far north of mainland. Typical Dwarves live around the same as a healthy human but they are far for durable and resilient to disease making their life in the less futile lands of the jagged peaks easier.
The Dwarves are the single most talented miners and blacksmiths in the world and have kept a tight hold on their arts for the entirety of their kingdom's life span, heavily religious dwarves hold the importance of class and blood above all else and it is rare to see any interbreeding between the high houses with other races although it is more common among the lower class.
A dwarf is stubborn to change and as elitist as the most arogant elf, and like Mystia the dwarves of Archpeak have managed to avoid falling to the might of the Highland empire thanks to their near impenetrable underground cities and the sheer amount of trade between the two powers. It's believed however that Archpeak sits on a vast precursor ruins leading some to believe the empire is merely waiting for the right moment to strike and claim it's secrets as their own.
The goblins are a short and lanky race known for their large floopy ears and often pointed noses, a typical goblin will live for forty to sixty years and the race as a whole are not know for their physical abilities rather for their clever minds and ability with machines; they are the first race of third age to invent practice steam based technology and even primitive machina; although the air ship is their most noted inventions and for a time the Goblin were the most powerful race.
The goblins originated from the island of Garlond a tropical island not that different from Azure, there the race quickly over took the other species and claimed it as their own forming into what would become the Garlond Empire-their own technological advances permitted the golbins to quickly over take several large areas on the mainland until they came to blows with the Highland Empire, their technology proving to the advantage.
However upon the Highland's discovery of the secret to Precursor Magitech the war shifted leading the Goblins to lose much of the land they had acquired, the final blow to their empire would however come from the sudden eruption from the long thought dormant volcano of Guru Guru at the center of their homeland causing an explosion that tore the island to pieces and killed tens of thousands of goblins and destroyed most of their military fleet of ships and aircraft. With their nation crippled Highland quickly overtook their surviving forces and reduced the Goblins to an endangered species, the survivors spreading out across the world taking what ever work they could to survive or becoming bandits and thieves.
Goblins are not trusted by many of the races in modern day even before due to their aggressive and sometimes brutal invasions of communities on the mainland, often paying little head to the casualties their airship attacks caused, however their race now a shadow of it's former self has led many goblins to search for a new homeland and to change the ways of their warlike ancestors.
When one thinks of the Sylph many simply picture a fairy or sprite however this is not a accurate look at the Fae tribes, in fact the Slyph as a race come in many sizes and shapes, some humanoid while others less so; typically around the size of a human or slightly less the Sylph are powerful practitioners of magic like the elves and mostly live in the forested areas of the main land, they can live for thousands of years and are known for being isolationist compared to even the elves. Some believe they may hold records of the second age where many believe the Precursors once ruled the world but few have ever had the chance to inquire about their origins.
The Fae tribes lack any unified leadership and are mostly tribe like, there seems to be very little conflict between these tribes however with most Fae refusing to resort to fighting using their magic to fend off any would be invaders.
Demons or Makai are a mysterious topic in the world of magic, little is know about this race and like the Sylph they are varied in size and shape compared to the other races; they are however known to be dangerous and aggressive at the best of times although their motivations differ from one to another.
The Makai are a thankfully rare sight in modern days, with some claiming they are in fact a extinct species all together, they do however have similar albeit more primal magics to the Fae tribes leading some to theorize that there is some relation.
(I'll add to this lore post as I come up with things, thought some basic ideas on the known timeline and the races might be helpfull)