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A LEGEND OF ZELDA ROLEPLAY
Welcome to ZRP! We are an non-canon RP site with an original tale taking place within the
lore of the Zelda Franchise. While the events of this site are entirely non-canon, we take advantage of the canons of other
games to explain its story fully. As such, we are located within the CANON TIMELINE. Do you like what you see? If so, feel free
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Once upon a time, there was a young Twili named Rizali. Her parents were first-generation Twili nobility, having spent over 200 years in various fields until they finally made the right decisions and were allowed into the court. As such, Riza was the first of her bloodline to be tutored in the "proper" way, according to the court attitudes. Her childhood took place in a strange liminal space, where the lower class children didn't want to spend time with her due to perceived differences, and the other noble families still saw hers as nouveau-riche pretenders who weren't worthy of their time. As such, she spent more time inside studying and playing games and creating stories on her own than she did with others her own age. She was highly proficient at magic, extremely curious and creative in the ways she cast her spells, and also excelled at history, finding the various stories as potent fuel for her own creations. She was a cheeky child, with a sharp wit and a way of finding trouble, though it was always more well-meaning chaos than malicious. [break][break] Riza entered the Twilight Court after she completed her studies at about 100 years old. From the start, she knew her ultimate goal: an apprenticeship with the elder Court Mage, in hopes of learning even more about magic than she already did. The Court Mage was known to be the greatest mage in all of the Twilight Realm, on the cutting edge of magic development. And, though she developed a rivalry along the way with a young alchemist of much higher noble station, Riza was able to realise her dream. She began working with the kind, elderly man on his various ambitions, and was also able to gain access to the Twilight Princess herself, Midna. Rizali and Midna formed an almost sisterly relationship, the royal taking pity on the younger outsider and giving her tips on how to appear at ease in most situations. [break][break] Everything seemed to be going so well… until the cult of Zant began rising once more, this time without its former master. It began with rumours, then assassinations, then a constant anxiety that pushed the court further and further inside, until finally the would-be usurper revealed himself to be Zala'Vas, a noble who had been driven to madness and obsession by Zant's coup centuries earlier. Zala'Vas caused Midna to flee from the Twilight and installed himself as a tyrant, imprisoning and monitoring those nobles who would work for him, and executing those who had shown loyalty to the Twilight Princess. Upon having the previous Court Mage killed, the new King of Twilight appointed the alchemist, who had expressed loyalty to his cause, to the position. Rizali understood this meant her own death was near, and spent all her favours and wealth within the court to flee to the Light Realm, eventually finding her way back into Midna's service. From their sun-stained base of operations, the growing Twili resistance planned their counter-revolution. [break][break] But it was not to be. The local politics of Hyrule and the supernatural elements of the dimension they now found themselves in became more pressing. The Calamity, as it was called locally, led to a staggering loss of life and the ultimate sealing off of Hyrule from those other lands outside of its borders. Things became hazy. The next decades, centuries even, passed in a blur, a mess of watching the denizens of Hyrule grow into adulthood and eventually die of old age, if not sooner, as Riza struggled with the knowledge that attachments made would inevitably lead to loss with these short-lived races. Plans needed to be made on a much shorter scale than to which she had been accustomed. Eventually, she moved to Snowpeak, where a fledgling organisation called the Shadow Seekers was fighting off the monsters of this new, post-Calamitous Hyrule. And she found herself to be in a unique position to share the secrets of magic she had learned over her half a millennium of life. She was granted the role of Master Court Mage- the bitter irony of this life-spanning bookend was not lost on her- and quickly took to her new work. She had become highly proficient in defencive magic in the time after the Calamity, learning to weave shields, wards, anti-scrying nets, even the ability to monitor areas within a distance of her location, and used it to protect not only the Lord Commander, but as many of her fellow Seekers as possible.
SPELL OR ITEM NAME: Defence Magic -Rizali has spent hundreds of years studying the greatest protective spells in both the Twilight and Light realms. She is proficient in creating wards and shields to protect against scrying and magical attacks, and can weave very basic protective spells (including against physical attack) into charms or armour provided to her. Recently, she has picked up the ability to become aware of threats passing through areas she has previously warded, and gaining a basic knowledge on them. [break][break]
RACIAL ABILITY: + Shroud: Twili have the ability to become one with the shadows around them, making them masters of stealth. They can hide in a shadow of any size while they are in the Realm of Light.
- Weak to Light: Twili are vulnerable to light based attacks and sunlight, taking extra damage from those kinds of magic.
OTHER: A wand gifted to her by her mentor, the Court Mage to Midna. It is made of dark wood, with blackstone at the edges encircling white, roughly-cut crystals. Wrought, gold-plated metal winds around the length of the wand, clasping the stone at each end just below the crystal setting. When she is using the wand as a focus for her magical abilities, the crystal at the top will emit a faint glow.
Rizali opened a notebook and scribbled down a few more notes. If she was successful at this task, the compound could be entirely monitored with half the amount of Seekers on patrol. That would mean more free time for the men, women, and individuals of the Snowpeak regiment to relax, read, write to their families, or do whatever it was they wanted. Increasing morale would hopefully- did she count that right?
If the Seekers at the Snowpeak fort were in better spirits, it would inevitably lead to an increase in performance. Nobody was here by force- every Seeker knew what they had signed up for and what they were trying to protect. Behind deaths in the field- something she could only do so much about, at least for now- morale was the biggest obstacle to their productivity and inevitable victory over the increasing number of monsters in Hyrule. And, while she wasn't training new mages or attending to the Lord Commander, this was the best way for Rizali to spend her time. She closed her eyes and placed a hand on one of the polished gemstones she had arranged on the desk. Yes… okay, good. She could feel the network of magic she'd spent the last year crafting coming to fruition. The southwestern battlements came to her mind- not an image, but she could sense the presences there. One of the recruits shivering as he stood on the wall, his patrol partner warming inside the nearby tower before they would switch out. Good.
She opened her eyes and counted one more time. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Right, she was confident this time. Things seemed to align. She wrote a few more notes in her notebook, making sure every step of the process had been documented for the past year, then closed it and placed the notebook on the top shelf of her bookcase, along with the instructions and documentation for every other spell she'd placed in the central Seeker compound.
The calendar on her desk said her next appointment was in 20 minutes, she was scheduled to meet with the Lord Commander and update her on how things were going. She liked Alyra, who reminded her of herself from 600 years before. She had also been difficult to get along with, and the people around her felt she wasn't deserving of the place she had gotten. Most people still felt that way about her, even though it was harder to argue entitlement against someone who had been alive for centuries. But Rizali had watched the Seekers for a long time now, and been part of it for most of that. She knew what was at stake, and she had a feeling for what sort of legacy was being placed on Alyra. They all had their part to play, and it was all she could do to make things a little easier on the Lord Commander.