A few of you might hate me for switching once again, but I swear that this is the last time! If I start anything else, please stop me, lol.
Summary: You are a young American college student about to enter your first year at Naos University, only to discover that Naos isn’t just a school, but also a world full of magic and mystery. Oh, and crazy old gods who want you to become one of their legendary “Riders.”
Link (7/15/17): https://dashingdon.com/play/leopardmoon/rider/mygame/
So far, I mostly just have some intro stuff worked out. XD But if you followed me through “Barriers” and “Terra Immortalium,” you’ll recognize some elements from those games shifted around into “Rider.”
So what’s the background of Rider? Well, magical creatures, or Magi, for short, lived with the humans on Earth for a good period of time when the gods of old were still in power. However, as humans grew more superstitious and depended more on themselves than the gods (and in science!), the Magi were cast out and the old gods forgotten. So the old gods took the Magi and built a new world for themselves separate from Earth - Naos.
Naos is the magical world, Earth the nonmagical one. They are kept separate by ‘The Barrier’ which also confounds the memories of anyone who accidentally catches a glimpse of that other world. Special in-between zones that straddle the line between the two worlds are where Naos Universities can be found. The Naos University in America is where the MC ends up. These Universities were created by the gods for the sole purpose of helping to maintain the balance between the two worlds. Aka, a few Magi (15 per school) and a few Humans (also 15 per school) each year are chosen to become Guardians of the two worlds. Basically they help preserve the peace and show that man and magi can actually get along!
The Guardians are sorted into different groups in order to help them become better integrated into the structure of their new world. Magi get fun new jobs as Teachers, Doctors, Scientists, etc. Humans become Summoners, Druids, Riders, etc. Everyone wins, right? Well, you still have to graduate from school first, but at least you don’t get letter grades. Usually.
Riders and Thysosi make up the Naosian Rider Corps, officially a diplomatic organization put together by the Gods to serve Naos as the Gods’ Emissaries. However, the Rider Corps often takes on missions of a less than peaceful nature due to Naos having its own fair share of crime. You could think of the Rider Corps as a sort of magical worldwide police force. Riders are the humanoid end of the partnership (Magi and a few humans). Thysosi are all Pegasi, specifically winged horses dedicated to the Gods from birth and raised with the knowledge that they will one day serve in the Rider Corps. A Thysos picks their Rider, not the other way around.
My plan is to have three different Thysosi your Rider could partner up with, each of a different Pegasi line (breed). We’ll see how the coding goes this time around, lol.
Okay, I hope that’s enough basic information. Feel free to ask me questions and whatnot! I’ll be working on this in-between school, yay. Unfortunately the Gods did not select me to be a Guardian…