Welcome, citizen, to The Bridge! Formed 80 years ago, this bastion of civilization and prosperity in an otherwise wild, untamed world is a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the people represented by our fair city. Boasting the shared knowledge of hundreds of different civilizations connected in a single place, everyone can find a role in the Bridge.
The nine districts, named after different translations of Bridge in the founding council members' original tongues, are spread across several mile radii of arid land, the confluence of several rivers and a forest of both indigenous and transplanted flora. The center of these districts is called The Deck, where the official government buildings stand. The city sprawls from there, spreading around the various gates that serve as your pathway to adventures untold!
Find your place in The Bridge!
A new adventure awaits for interested parties. to join the first adventure with The Bridge. The plan is to start with at least three additional players.
The Bridge is a sprawling city built around the portals which connect this ‘between’ plane with the myriad worlds spread over time and space. The major classification of citizens within the civilized cities has to do with being a first, second and third-generation resident.
In the northwest sits the Puente District, home to agriculture and food distribution. The North District is Y'Garrul, focused on electricity and wiring for the city. East of there is the Brucke District, which focuses on aqueducts and water purification.
The western district is Hashi, focused on woodworking and military training. The center district is called the Deck District, seat of the Council and various bureaucratic utilities. The Pont District lies to the east, and houses the major research and development for the city, planning for its future.
The southwestern district is called the Moct District, where metalworking and armoring is done. The southern district is Kopru, which contains a fishery and boating. The southeastern district is the Phaellos District, dedicated to recreation and entertainment.
First-generation residents are typically from worlds recently connected to The Bridge, within the last ten years. Second-generation are those whose worlds were connected from eleven to fifty years ago. Third-generation are the original families, those who originally constructed the city and helped determine its rules, going all the way back to Satoshi Onimura, who is believed to be the first visitor to this world.
Over the past eighty years, the city has worked hard to build up a solid infrastructure to meet the basic necessities of the people living here. Most residents work with that in mind, focusing on engineering and city planning to construct a city that can grow to meet the needs of a growing populace. Others help to protect the populace from anything and anyone that would do them harm, granting some security and ease to their daily lives.
In the last twenty or so years, the city has begun to send out expeditions, small groups of four or five that brave the wilds of the land for two purposes: first, to find new portals that have opened in distant lands and invite any who have made their way through to join with their burgeoning metropolis. And second, they search for ruins and artifacts from the civilizations that used to inhabit this space.
Within the past five years, various worlds have begun to send researchers and teachers to The Bridge, many of them government-funded and tasked with learning how the portals work and why the restrictions on them exist, namely the inability for any non-organic matter to travel out of this world once it has entered here.
When building your character, please answer the following questions, using whatever format you wantchoose (several characters are included below as a reference):
Who is your character? What do they look like? What are their desires (both external and hidden)? Who are their family, their friends, their enemies?
Where is your character originally from? Thousands of portals exist that connect with myriad planets and timelines (AE RP restrictions do apply here). How long has your character's home world been connected to the bridge? What is your home world like and what kind of people live there? What district do they live in now?
How does your character contribute to the city? What job do they currently hold and skilskills do they bring to that role? What do they aspire to do?
Seiko Onimura, age 19, third-generation
Role: Works at the Y'Garrul District - Caeryton Portal as a security officer - aspires to join the Exploratory Core and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather
Home World: Descendant of travelers from second century Japan during the Yayoi period
District: Hashi, western side of The Bridge
Seiko is on the short side, thin and muscular, trained in martial arts and swordsmanship. He has shoulder-length, black hair that he wears tied back, dark eyes and a positive demeanor.
Garret Schmidt, age 52, second-generation
Role: Works at the Y'Garrul District - Caeryton Portal as a security officer - has been offered position as District Captain several times, but has rejected it in favor of less responsibility
Home World: alternate earth Germany from the year 2315, technologically advanced people wanting to help, but limiting involvement
District: Brucke, northeastern side of The Bridge
Garret is a tall, well-built man, with graying, short-cropped hair and a scar on the right side of his chin. He is adept at using various firearms, preferring smaller pistols. He is gruff and curt, avoiding all things superfluous. He does some woodworking on the side while off the job
Isabelle Suiremont, age 31, first-generation
Role: Researcher at the Pont District University, focused on the long-term effects to the psyche of living in this between world
Home World: Caeryton, 4th planet of the Visian Nebula, home to a wide variety of alien species fleeing from various tyrants on other planets, focuses on progress and learning
District: Pont, eastern side of The Bridge
Isabelle is impressively tall, with light blue skin, covered with darker blue markings. She wears long, crimson robes that reach to the floor. She often carries a multi-tool with various elemental powers for her protection.
Let me know here or in Discord if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you in The Bridge!
Cast of Characters
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