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WELCOME TO JHORNIIN
To all the new members, welcome.
Guardians of Jhorniin is a Fantasy Rp community with high fantasy themes, with a twist.
The magic (Spelled as 'Magick') is based off of the different forms of folklore and folk magic out in the world. (Hanging garlic to ward off evil, putting a certain herb under the pillow to help sleep come swiftly etc.)
This makes magick unique, realistic and less OP(No fireballs or dragon summoning spells).
On top of that, magick is something learned through repetition and practice, meaning a mage's powers will increase slowly. Characters will need to have years of magickal expertise under their belt in order to be able to do some of the more powerful feats (Summoning rain, summoning dead spirits etc.)

So go ahead!
After you make your character, make sure to post the spells for that character in the spells section. If there already exists a spell which has been approved, you can use that spell (albiet with a twist if you would like it to remain 'original')

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Hey everyone! I know it's been a long time since this community has seen any activity and I am sorry for that. I'm going back to school in a matter of days so I highly doubt I'll be available for RP any time soon either.
On a lighter note (from a certain perspective), I decided to painstakingly re-create my character, Wintergreen Raventhorne, in the Doll Divine LOTR scene maker. This version shows him corrupted by the power of Necromancy, as in my real life practice of Wicca and Occult Magic, I have begun to blur the lines between more traditional Wicca and Necromancy. I've experienced many synchronicities and shifts in my interests lately that have exposed a natural affinity for Necromancy within me. It is important to know that real life Necromancy is not inherently evil or corrupting as it is in most fantasy settings. I will not sacrifice my moral compass for any of my admittedly morbid interests. That said, it can be fun to be a more dark or sinister character in fantasy role play, ergo the creation of the picture below. I have not yet decided whether or not this new version of Wintergreen will be "Canon" or not, but if it does become Canon he will not be evil, only morbid, creepy, and admittedly one to enjoy some people's fear of him. (As is the same for me in real life, I actually like it when people are afraid of me sometimes.)
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We recently got some new members, so I feel like we should get an RP going if any of these new members have characters they can use.

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In this scene, it is a great many years in the future, but not so far into the future as to be part of the "Reign of Arthur" Campaign/Time Period. The Wizard Voracity, once and apprentice now a master, has an apprentice of his own, a talented and but somewhat rebellious youth by the name of Merlin. Merlin possesses a natural affinity for magick because he is an Anglian and thus part Elf, he learns quickly but is a bit too eager to use his powers, much like any apprentice. There is someone else in this scene with them though, a ghostly presence that watches the training of young Merlin from over Voracity's shoulder... the spirit of Voracity's old long-time friend, Wintergreen Raventhorne. The Wiccan Exorcist died years ago in a battle to keep the Imperium Rhomulus out of the Isles of Anglia, but before his death he gave Voracity an enchanted necklace that was bound to Wintergreen's spirit. His soul lives inside the necklace, ready to be summoned at any time that Voracity wishes.

+Andryw Etmis (Sorry if old Voracity doesn't look the way you'd like him to, remember I have very little options on the program I used for this. Also you weren't around for me to ask what you wanted anyway.)
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CYMRIC RAM-FOX

The Cymric Ram-Fox is a species of fox native to the Islands of Cymru, Iwerddon, and Lloegr, its name comes from the horns the species grows but this species can also be referred to as the "Faerie Fox". There is a close cousin to the species known as the Highland Ram-Fox, which has black and white fur instead of black and blue or black and red. Both are carnivores of course and they will typically feed on small rodents, reptiles, and amphibians. The species can sometimes be hunted for their luxurious pelts, but there are also some who see the animal as sacred and thus forbidden to harm or kill. A rare few will even keep these animals as pets, this may be a hassle at first as the Cymric Ram-Fox and the Highland Ram-Fox are not like your typical domesticated dog. Like any fox they are wild animals and require much more intensive training and maintenance than a typical pet.
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ELDER TREE

The Elder tree is a species of large shrub native to the Isles of Anglia, it grows best in temperate and sub-tropical climates and prefers wide open spaces. Because of this the Elder tree thrives most in the rolling hills of the Island of Iwerddon and the unsettled or agricultural countryside of Lloegr. Wiccans and Druids revere this particular species of tree and so they are forbidden to cut any wood of the tree or harvest it's flowers or berries without saying a special prayer/incantation first. It is believed that doing anything to the tree without first saying the incantation will invoke the wrath of a certain nature spirit that lives within the tree. Whether or not this is true has yet to be proven, but the Druids' and Wiccans' beliefs are unshakable. What is true about the tree is that it's berries have medicinal properties that are highly valued by Alchemists and Herbalists. The berries must be thoroughly cooked first, otherwise they are highly toxic. Another Wiccan and Druidic belief about the Elder Tree is that Magickal wands and staffs as well as other tools and charms made from it's wood are the second most powerful kind in all of Jhorniin. The first most powerful are objects made of Ancient Petrified Black-Wood from the Underdark.


(Elder Trees are actually a real thing, if you're curious about what they are like in real life, follow this link.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus
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HIGHLAND FLOKX

The highland Flokx is a unique, graceful, and majestic species native to the cold mountainous regions of the Island of Alba as well as Kaldnordtengarden. It is a distant cousin to the common Elk and is a herbivore despite it's strong muscular legs and fox-shaped head. Some consider it a game animal, good for hunting, while others see it as a sacred animal, in their eyes to kill one is a tragedy. A branch-off of the species, the somewhat smaller Cymric Flokx can be found throughout the Islands of Cymru, Iwerddon, and Lloegr. Unlike it's cousin the Highland Flokx, the Cymric Flokx tends to have a mix of green and blue in it's fur instead of white, but both the Highland and Cymric varieties have distinctive black markings in their fur.
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Give me a name for this creature and I will add it to the Flaura and Fauna section. Right now I'm thinking it should be a native species to Odayakana (the pseudo-Japanese nation) so that little fact might help in the naming process.

Anybody want to RP? I could use something to keep me entertained while I sit here doing copy-work.
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