I'm currently writing up the Battle System for the game in my documents, and once I'm done with that and a bit about Xenotypes and Anima I will be posting. I'm still on track for posting this evening, but I figure I'd give you all a heads up.
Also, now that the first lesson is over (all subsequent lessons will be much faster than the first), I'm going to post a quick summary for anyone who wishes to join in and wants an extremely simplified run down of what's been established thus far.
Why... I have that list right here!
7 Students will be trained as Arbiters.
Arbiters exist to protect souls and maintain balance in the universe by completing assignments given out by the Arbiter Headquarters.
Souls are made up of Weave, and Weave is comprised of Memory, the experiences of the person the soul lives within. The more experiences and lives a soul lives through, the more Weave they collect and the stronger they become.
When Mortals die, their souls condense and their live flashes before their eyes, turning the soul into a shielded form until it lowers the defenses itself, or a God sheppards them into the heavens. Mortal Souls can ascend to be a God if they so choose.
Arbiters serve a certain amount of time depending on what they wish to do with their immortality.
Demons are Gods who are fugitives from breaking Arbiter law.
The Arbiters are watched over and ruled by the 7 Elder Gods:
Elder Solarus; Eldest God in existence, can create energy infinitely.
Elder Aurora; 2nd in command, can absorb energy and use or redirect it.
Elder Yasuhiro; Second strongest God, can control all forms of motion.
Elder Riordan; Husband to Viata, can sing creatures into being.
Elder Viata; Wife to Riordan, can modify souls from the Weave up.
Elder Arkadius; Youngest member, can grow and shrink anything.
Elder ???; Newest Elder God about to join the 7th seat in a few weeks.
There are millions of races that exist in the Universe, but the majority of them are humanoid.
There are 4 types of souls:
Spirit Soul: Souls of elements, trees, nature, creatures.
Mortal Soul: Souls of Mortals, most common soul found in the Universe.
Semi-Mortal Soul: Souls of beings that are the result of the children of a God and Mortal.
Immortal Soul: Souls of the Gods.
As for our progress, yes class 1 took longer than I expected to complete, but I had it planned for multiple posts and there were quite a few questions. There are 6 classes to go, however, each class will be in the form of a single post with a followup to answer any questions the characters may have. I'm also going to try and post more than once a week to get us going -- to expedite this, I've made use of Google Docs so I can work on Leyline during breaks and lunches at work and even post if needed.
Class 2 should be posted tonight, followed shortly by Class 3 this weekend once I make sure people have their questions answered.
For your patience in getting this game running right, here's my checklist so you can get a little sneak preview of what's coming ^_^
Intro to the game – Class 1 (Balance, World, Weave and Storyline)
Subjects Covered: [Balance, World, Weave, Storyline]
Knowledge – Class 2 (Xenotype, Base Stats, Anima, Perks, Battle System)
Subjects Covered: [Part of Anima, Part of Xenotype, Mentioned Perks n Lodes]
Stars And Death – Class 3 (Death & Reincarnation, Shells, Soul Scarring, Unraveling)
Shifts And Battle – Class 4 (Shift System, Creating a Shift, Caste, Transformations)
Runes And Linkers – Class 5 (Rune System, Rune Types, Casting Runes, Linker Runes)
Experience And Ether – Class 6 (Ether System, Light, Dark, and Gray Ether, Gaining Rank)
Weaving Life – Class 7 (Leylines, Evening Starfang Tale, Creating Your God and Shell, Shift and Setting Runes, Registration)
That's all for now kiddies! Check back tonight for your Class 2 post! ^_^
**Underestimated the time it would take to flush this out, stay tuned for tomorrow all.
***Right, Wife pulled a midnight shift last night cause her idiot co-worker flaked on her for the 3rd time in a row. I was up bringing her goodies and support. Expect class 2 this weekend!