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UPDATE 08 - 05/2018 A new writing challenge is up! Move us to tears with a glimpse from your character's life and get a cute lil badge as well as valuable points :D

UPDATE 07 - 03/2018 The Stupid Cupid event is now over! Everyone who took part has been rewarded with points and a tiny cute award! Stay tuned for more challenges and events :>

UPDATE 06 - 02/2018 Our Valentine's Day event is here! Go sign up your characters for some free smootches ;D

UPDATE 05 - 12/2017 HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! We have a new announcement for you, holiday gifts and of course we're giving warm welcomes to our newest members!! Keep your eyes peeled for more c: Also, did you notice we're 2 months old now? Yaaay!

UPDATE 04 - 11/2017 The event ended and every participant has received their rewards! We've also cleaned up the board for any inactives, updated the claims and ratios accordingly and we're celebrating Rise's one month anniversary! We love you guys so much <3

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UPDATE 02 - 10/2017 Rise's official opening is here! Today we open to the whole public, so make sure you welcome in everyone new & returning and make lots of friends and plots!

UPDATE 01 - 10/2017 Rise's soft opening is here! Make yourself at home while we iron out any remaining wrinkles around the site!

UPDATE 00 - 09/2017 Beta testing around the site has begun.



» NEWSFLASH

[ _the weather in novas is getting warmer and warmer ] [ _green internships available for libel immigrants ] [ _tourism in novas is in blossom ]
[ _low and middle class inspections have been scheduled for june and will be conduced by our trustworthy greys ] [ _gladiator fights will be broadcast four times a week across the nations ]
[ _more people found guilty of crimes against color (hidden mixed pregnancies and/or similar affairs) during the "love gas" incident have been detained, judged and will be facing their punishments _live transmissions of their executions will be available all throughout june _if you know someone struggling with such issues, reach out to a grey for help _do not let them become a victim of their own crimes ]

 
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» Additional lore, Nations, Technology & Creatures
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the nations

Earth's countries and continents were wiped out in the wars. Over the thousands of years there have been tectonic shifts that have shifted the continents of planet Earth. New lands are occupied by new people and new animals.

NOVAS

Rise is centered around Novas, one of the larger nations that overlaps much of what once was Europe and Russia. Novas is a prospering land. The largest of the five nations, it has the highest rates of produce.

Novas has a varied landscape that has changed a good deal since the wars began. It has a mountainous region that Golds train their young in, it has a bustling technological flatlands, it has marshes and even desert. Every region is shared by the hierarchy, and every community adapts to the environments around them.

AQUIVIS

Aquivis is the nation famous for port towns and quiet, contemplative lands full of lush greenery and swooping lakes. Aquivis is a nation made out of coastlines. Their communities expand towards the inner lands but Aquivis is still the smallest of the nations. The people that reside there are typically looked down upon by other nations, thinking them to be weak.

Every coast in the world is thought to be their territory, though they welcome people to enjoy the beach life with them. The biggest Aquivis territory is what was once South America.

MYSIDIAN

Mysidian is the nation of death. It is here that Obsidians are bred and trained. It consists over what was once America and Canada. War machines and star ships are built here in this industrial, smoggy nation.

LIBÉL

Libél resides over what was Australia, New Zealand and constellation of islands around Japan. Libél is the technological manufacturing nation, known for spewing intelligent minds to be sent to Novas. Libél is a land tortured by the wars and thus proves very difficult to grow many crops there.

VENTRIA

Ventria is the nation of life. It is renowned for growing foods and life. Ventria takes up all the space the other nations do not need and they dedicate the land to growth. They are a nation of naturalists that want the Earth to be able to look out for itself. Commonly, Ventrians are not fans of Mysidians. The biggest Ventria territory is what was once Earth's Africa, where people use now genetically improved seeds to grow food even in the driest of deserts.

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technology

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Below is a list of all technology found on Rise! Do not ask about the science of the items, just focus on the creativity and the fun to be had! Feel free to suggest some more.

PROSTHETICS

Technology has come a long way regarding robotic limbs and prothesis. The best models work as well as an organic limb, not to mention the aditional tech that cam be implemented as well. There's even some people who opt for amputating healthy limbs just so they can have a prosthetic one. These limbs are not very cheap, so usually only mid and high colors can afford them.

HOVER BOOTS

Hover boots are a privilege only the higher colours seem to have. Some midColours can work for months for just one pair, but a highColour can have a whole wardrobe full. Hover boots do simply as they say on the tin.

HOVER CAR

Like the hover boot, it does as it says on the tin. The hover car appears to be a strictly high-mid color piece of equipment. It floats steadily in the air and is silent as it drives.

SCORCHERS

Thousands of years ago, people had guns. Now, there are scorchers. The scorcher will fire bullets just like those old weapons did but are far more advanced. Silencers completely silence a shot. The bullets can be explosive, can ignite a fire, and much more.

DIGITATS

Worn only by Blues, DigiTats allow a Blue to connect with whatever piece of technology they are flying. Their minds become one with the ship and their brains enter a digital plane where they read pure data with ease. It makes them far more efficient. They gain control and access to the vessel as a whole. It's illegal to any color but Blue to have functioning DigiTats, which doesn't stop people from copying the design, however. DigiTats start from the tip of a Blue's fingers on both hands and go across the skin up to their scalp. Blues get shaved off to get the Tats but hair grows normally after that and does not affect them.

Legend says there's a varied number of DigiTats that connects to all sorts of tech for a variety of reasons, not all of them innocent. But that's just a rumor, and anyone caught having these type of DigiTats is committing a serious crime.

GAME SIMULATIONS

Popularly called game sims or just sims, players hook their mind directly inside the game and it's like they are living inside the game itself. But don't worry, it's completely safe, stories about people's minds being trapped inside sims are things of movies.

STARSHIPS

Star ships come in all shapes and sizes and are used for soaring through the massive universe we have around us.

Earth has a decent spaceship navy, enough to defend the planet from any invasors that might get funny ideas.

MEDBOTS

A type of flying/hovering robot to treat the injured. They have blinking indicators and emit a whine while moving. They are capable of cauterizing wounds and healing nearly all of them. Yellows work alongside these daily and some MedBots can even fill the role of paramedics and replace the old concept of an ambulance, depending on their size.

DATAPAD

A very thin display mounted on the arm. Dependent on the internet to provide information. It can vibrate to indicate notifications. Different Colors may personalize their datapad with their specific aesthetic.

VIBROSCALPEL

A device used by Carvers (a Violet occupation) to cut open the body so alterations could be made.

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creatures

Below is a list of all the creatures found on Rise! Do not ask about the science of the items, just focus on the creativity and the fun to be had! Feel free to suggest some more.

EXTINCT SPECIES

In this future, the miracle work of Violets known as Carvers and Yellows that scavenger ancient DNA can bring back to life previously extinct creatures. Red pandas, snow leopards, lumbering rhinos. All brought back to life, all hunted anew.

MYTHICAL SPECIES

The world as we know it is void of magic. There is no doubting this. Science has advanced us beyond all other expectations. With the miraculous work of the Violets, they have managed to recreate things of dreams. Griffins, available only to Golds. Krakens surrounding the Obsidian nation, haunting the slaves with fear. Rare though they are, the mythical beast have been made possible.

VENOMOUS SPECIES

In an act to control the population, Violets created venomous creatures to roam the earth.

Pitvipers, venomous snakes that roam the Red mines, striking down any Red that gets too close. A pitviper will burrow into your flesh and find home in your stomach, if you can't stop it fast enough.

Toxic scorpions, used by Golds and Greys for torture and lie detection, will latch themselves to the wrist of the accused. They are trained to puncture the flesh in one killing blow if the accused's pulse races too fast.

Other venomous creatures roam the world we live in.

DOMESTICATED SPECIES

Like our ancestors, we appreciate the company of a pet. The unconditional love and affection. Like the past, there are still dogs, cats, fish and birds. All manner of creatures still roam the earth, still our loving pets.

CATTLE & HARVEST

As above, many of Earth's cattle have lived through the years and continue to be a healthy source of food. New creatures, however, do now exist. Silk is harvested from deep within the mines, where dangerous arachnids are lulled to sleep by wary Reds.

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the gods

and rituals

BECOMING A WHITE

Each individual who hopes to become a White must first be aware of the fact that they will be permanently leaving behind their current Color. To fully detach themselves from their initial Color, a future White must go through a "ritual of purification".

The ritual is built as it follows:

  • 2 Years of being a White's apprentice and learning about the Gods and all the rituals and morals

  • 1 Year of living a White monk's life in prayer, deprived of anything that could distract one from readying their mind and body for the connection with the Gods. That includes no materialistic pleasures (luxurious homes, technology, expensive clothing or objects), no physical distractions (alcohol, sex, drugs were entirely excluded from their lifestyle) and sometimes not much human interaction through the ritual.
  • Children from orphanages would sometimes be chosen by Whites to be mentored and to join the religious lifestyle and grow into it.

    Rituals conduced inside of the temples will often be performed by priests and priestesses and/or by virgin maidens wielding iron daggers and gold laurels, while children carry triangular standards of scepters, swords, and scrolls with laurels.

    A White may choose which God to form a bond with, or they may focus on rituals or general God offerings.

    GODS & GODDESSES

    JOVE
    King of all Gods, ruler of the pantheon, it would only make sense if Golds believed their divinity to be the highest of the highest - Jove.

    FORTUNA
    Fortuna is the Goddess of luck, good fortune, successful deals, and Silvers like to believe that their successful lives and high place in society is all thanks to Her.

    MERCURY
    God of commerce, financial gain, eloquence and trickery, Mercury is believed to watch over Coppers as they make the government run smoothly under the ever-watchful eyes of the their Gold leaders.

    JUNO
    Goddess of marriage, family and tradition, Juno guides the Whites through their lives and rituals. She blesses the families, fortunate and less fortunate like the loving mother of the universe. Juno is also Jove's wife.

    ETHER
    For many millennia, humans dreamed to one day conquer the sky and the universe and worlds beyond it. Once planes, rockets and later spaceships were invented, they had finally hit their objective. Now, Blues worship the god of atmosphere, astrology, space and light for granting them astrological knowledge and watching over them in his merciless territory, filled with wonder.

    MINERVA
    Minerva is the Goddess of wisdom, science and strategy, who guides Yellows through their scientific break-throughs and gets praised for gifting them great ideas in desperate times.

    CARMENTA
    Carmenta and the Greens' main focus is technological innovation, she invented the Latin alphabet in the beginning of the time and now Greens pride themselves with the titles of best developers of humanity's most valuable: technology. It was only natural that the two would get along so well.

    APOLLO
    Violets look up to their God, Apollo, for inspiration, new muses and guidance through their work. Many consider their skills a gift from their God.

    VULCAN
    An Orange's handiness and intelligence could only be provided by the God of craftmanship, building, metalworking and everything to do with their mechanic work. No one quite yields Orange tools like they do.

    MARS
    Despite Mars casting a more battle-inclined influence upon his chosen Color than He should, He's worshiped with a pride specific only to Grays. They will all be tough and ready to apply the law in any moment needed.

    VESTA
    Browns are family people, both because they tend to be close-knit with the rest of the servants under an employer and because they work for families of people for a living. Vesta watches over these kind souls and warms their hearts, to keep them able to stand their (frequently impolite) masters.

    PLUTO
    Pluto nurses Obsidians in His shadow, empowering men and women enough to make them think of themselves as war beasts - invincible, strong, impressive. No other Color would be able to conquer planets as Obsidians do, and perhaps it's because they dont have Pluto's support?

    VENUS
    Soft skin, silky hair, plump lips and envied silhouettes, Pinks are hands down unparalleled in beauty, just like their Goddess Venus among the other Gods. She made her worshipers very pretty: pretty smart, pretty independent and pretty proud.

    CERES
    Goddess of agriculture, growth, knit-tight relationships and manual labor, Ceres watches over every single Red. They have the hardest lives among all the other Colors, but they seem to be among the few ones who know what family really stands for.



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    Are there any omens and signs in the physical world?

    Those can happen, yes. Things that are almost too much of a coincidence. Some believe them, some dont, much like in real life.

    Where do Whites believe that people end up after they die?

    - [ Elysian Fields ] where pure souls and heroes were sent, the ultimate reward of green fields and pure rivers.
    - [ Tartarus ] where the wicked and evil were sent for an eternity of torture.
    - And the [ Asphodel Fields ], where people who did equally bad and good things were sent, people who didn't deserve the Elysian Fields but also weren't bad enough to deserve Tartarus. Like a purgatory.

    How are aliens viewed?

    In general, the Whites say aliens, although not creations of the Gods like the humans, are more than welcome to convert. The Gods don't look down on any sentient being who offers true worship to them and gives offerings with genuine intentions. Theoretically, aliens could even become White themselves, but it has never happened before.

    What's the religion like?


    They are quite obsessed with living a life without sin. Additionally, there are no rituals involving animal sacrifices, and definitely no human ones either. Though, each God can have a branch of more taboo worshipers that take things too far, and their practices are not officially recognized by the White leaders. Taking Pluto for example, more obsessed worshipers might get a little murder crazy.

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    the arena

    SPONSORS & GLADIATORS INFO

    • Only metallic colors can sponsor.

    • Main fighter colors are: obsidian, red, orange, but not limited to.

    • Obsidians still go to war if called back by the military, despite fighting in the arena in their off-duty time.

    • Fighters are usually recruited/scouted from fight bars, clubs, military etc. wannabes can also approach sponsors to ask for sponsorship.

    • A gladiator must have a sponsor at all times, otherwise they lose their gladiator title.

    • No unsponsored/represented fighter can actually take part in any fights, championships.

    • Sponsors pay for the fighter’s medical care and training. Others may choose to pamper them and whatnot.

    • Gladiators cannot quit, they must be fired and find a new sponsor to keep fighting.

    • Costs for equipment and maintenance as well as expensive entry fees are all covered by the sponsors.

    • Leagues for sponsors are as follows (age applies to the sponsor):
      - Junior league, 18-25 yrs old
      - Small league, 25+ yrs old
      - Big league, 30+ yrs old
      - Legendary, 50+ yrs old
      Each league has its own tournaments.

    • Coppers are in charge of calculating a sponsor and their fighter’s glory points to keep track of how they move on the league ladder. Things such as number of won vs lost matches, fighter prestige, mediatization, gore level & crowd impact, age and experience in the domain and more are all factors taken into account when offering points after battles. Additionally, starting out/getting into the arena business can only be done by climbing the leagues ladders as age will not place a beginner in the legendaries by itself.

    • Gladiators or sponsors can be banned or suspended from certain arenas. Other punishments like being pushed down a league, but not only, may ensue depending on the offense they bring to the arena.

    • Gladiator fights are broadcast, in average, three days per week.

    • Switching leagues if not meeting the age requirement is highly unlikely, but not impossible depending on circumstances.

    Unspoken rules of the arena:

    • Dont steal another sponsor’s gladiator
    • Dont steal another gladiator’s sponsor
    • No bringing outside weapons into the arena. Only use the provided equipment.
    • Sponsors agreeing on no-kill fights must not allow their gladiator to kill the defeated fighter
    • No rigging the fights in any way
    • No bribing the coppers
    • All is fair in mediatization & war
    • There’s no such thing as bad PR
    • Gladiators cannot quit being a fighter
    • Gladiators cannot demand they change sponsors
    • Gladiators have no say in their sponsor’s trades with other sponsors
    • No getting butthurt over losing a fight, gladiator or limb
    • Gladiators not following their sponsor’s indications in the arena may be taken to trial to be judged by a Coppers & Silver arena committee if an arena suspension or ban is necessary, or any other punishment.

    Highlights:
    This all started as an illegal, metallic-colors-only sport, kept private and secret in small circles. Groups like “fight clubs” ensued and grew over time, having strict entry rituals or fees later on.

    Roman-inspired arenas were built for celebrations and started being used for bloody gladiator fights as well, with exclusive access once metallic colors figured that they made the law and decided what’s legal and what’s illegal.

    As the fights became legal, they were classified as an independent sport. Other variations include carriage fights and races, gladiator vs beasts and so on.

    The media got its eye on the sport, PR and nation-wide broadcasting of fights began

    The sport is still going strong now, with many other arenas popping up across the globe as well (much like stadiums for other sports)

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