Yong Ping Persona Creation
A Guide to Persona Creation within the Jade State
So! You are looking to make a persona within Yong Ping. There are a few questions you’d need to answer for yourself first, that being the following:
Which of the current cultures do you want your persona based on?
Are you looking to join an existing family or make your own? If looking to join, what are the current existing families?
What is the backstory of your persona or what do you want it to be?
What kind of skin would you need and how do you get one?
We’ll now refer to the first question, cultures.
As of current, there are three cultures within the Jade State; the Li-ren, Oyashiman and the Hyeol-yeons. The IRL equivalent being that of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The first two mentioned have an extensive history, which there is a multitude of forum posts on while the last is relatively new to the nation but growing.
The Li-ren people hail originally from Li-guo, having fled from the ever-warring state to go on to find a place of refuge and safety. They are a people of the arts, often seen with ornate fans and parasols in the higher classes and wearing Hanfus all-around. A diagram below depicts the stylings of a hanfu.
Fun fact, the first Zhu of the Jade State is Li Xiuying, the Li-ren who founded first the Tai Ping district followed by becoming that of a settlement led to Nationhood, the Jade State of Yong Ping.
The Oyashiman people originally hail from Oyashima, bound within the confines of a rigid caste-system. They have many special weapons custom to their culture, one of many being the Katana most often used by the Samurai, an honorable class of warriors. The Oyashimans most often wear Kimonos, the diagram of one depicted below.
Fun fact, the Ishikawas are a well-known family of high status both in Oyashima and the Jade State alike. A branch of the family had been founded in a castle of their creation, Tsutenkaku, by one Tsune Hirano. She later went on to become a fervent ambassador alongside our Wise Minister of Education before her passing.
The Hyeol-yeon peoples originally hail from the Cunyuan region and are found to be highly religious people who didn’t initially flee their home but have come to settle here. With a variety of religious rites, they are a fan of totems and statues; such as the Jangseung, among other things as they are superstitious people believing in that of Karma. They most often wear a Hanok, the diagram of one depicted down below.
Fun fact, the Hyeol-yeon people were initially introduced to the Jade State through a series of pirate attacks that lasted years. Having been forcibly taken from their home, they had been enslaved on the Pirates ships and later freed by the Yong Ping Army and led back to the Jade State in order to recuperate, over five-hundred people were given their freedom and went on to incorporate themselves into the city.
Before going into that of open families, it is always open to make a family of your own. Whether a lower class one within the slums or finding yourselves within the Port district as sailors, there are many options to those open to making a persona within the Jade State.
The families listed below are ones currently open to accepting new members, though keep in mind to contact them first.
The Tianrui family
The Tianrui family is based on two cultures, Li-ren and Oyashiman, through a series of long history. Mainly that of Elves, there’d be some humans pocketed throughout, with a heavy presence in the military and merchant work. Leading the prosperous Tianrui Teahouse and with a member as Duhu of the Army, they are a family of great size to be reckoned with.
Point of Contact: Tianrui Ren, Moo_Bot, Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456.
The Chen family
The Chen family is one that mainly focuses on that of the arts. Known for their love for calligraphy, dance and poetry, they aim to bring further beauty to the Jade State. Keeping this in mind, if one were to watch them closely, they are a family of drama with a taste for the finer things due to their higher status in the caste system alongside many a Minister and Government worker coming from their family. Consisting mainly of Li-rens, there would be a few Hyeol-yeon spotted among their ranks, alongside elves and humans alike.
Point of Contact: Chen Yunya, tadabug2000, beautifulwatty#6584 or Chen Wenping, Bemoblue, Samuel The Cannibal#9401.
The Takai family
The Takai family is an Oyashiman family focused heavily on religious and scholarly pursuits, priding themselves on being a family of prodigies and intellectuals. Able to be identified by their signature white hair, they are Elves who keep a firm grip of the fan alongside a firm grip on the going ons about them.
Point of Contact: Takai Eiji, Feebis, TemporalShift#3708.
The Wen family
The Wens are a Li-ren family, focusing on smithing and martial arts, namely a military family. With various traditions kept close to their sleeve, they are still mainly a mystery to most. Oftentimes known for their matching outfits or orderly way, they’re a family of structure.
Point of Contact: Wen Zi Shu, Peachlova, PeachLova#6617.
The Zhi Family
The Zhi family, though newer to the Jade State, are already making a splash in the economy. Artisans, entrepreneurs and people of business, they immediately come to run multiple successful businesses, including but not limited to; a lovely mask shop and ramen business who people frequent. Made up of Li-rens they are a family of humans, though come to have honorary Zhis that can be of any race.
Point of contact: Zhi Wuying, beedyourlasthaw, Frott#4491 or Zhi Kemai, Gamma__Byte, Gamma#8181.
We’re getting closer now to the full creation of your persona, though backstory is an important factor. Referring to any of the cultures above, of course any backstory can be created from that but for those who need a little help, here are a few events that have happened that may help towards creating one for yourself.
The Tai Ping Massacre
For those looking for a persona that’d be in their forties or above, the Tai Ping Massacre happened during a time when the two cultures at the time [Li-ren and Oyashiman] had founded a district within the settlement Talons Port. A group of serial killers had harassed the district for a Dragon's week, with the grand total count of deaths being 30 at the end. Bodies had been strung up from every crevice, laid across every roof and blood permeated the air leaving quite the traumatizing irp year.
The Fleeing of the Refugees
Nearly forty years ago now, when news of Yong Ping first being founded spread to Aeldin, alongside a new venture made to bring forth unity between the ever-warring cultures [Li-ren and Oyashiman], both had fled to the newly found settlement. Tensions were tight, having fled from the bloodshed only to be close to those they’ve fought for many, many years but with time and effort, the cultures have come to respect each other with time.
The Freeing of the Hyeol-Yeon
Nearly twelve years ago now, when the pirate attacks began and it was found they held Slaves, the Yong Ping Army boarded their ship and through a hard-fought battle, freed five-hundred people who then went on to incorporate into the city as refugees.
The Brewing Tsunami
Only eight years ago now, a great disaster and yet one that was a religious moment, Susanoo, a Kami, had warned the people of the Jade State of a coming tsunami and to rush to the temple. Those that heeded the warning were spared, the large waves crashing down, only to split before the temple and spare those within. The people who hadn’t found themselves in the temple weren’t so lucky, some children having been orphaned during this time.
The Final Destruction of the Pirates
Just under a year ago now, the Pirates encampment has been fully destroyed. Many had died due to the Pirates attacking and killing their own and during this time, there had been twenty-one orphaned children saved and brought to the temple to be cared for properly.
A diagram of clothing of all three cultures.
When going about seeking a skin for your persona, you have a few options. With the use of @skinner in our main Discord, you can commission a skin from one of our fine skinners. If unsure on that option, there are free to use skins which will be linked below, alongside templates for those wishing to make their own.
Li-Ren Free to Use
Oyashiman Free to Use
Hanbok Free to Use
Any Free to Use
If you have any questions as to further character creation, join the Yong Ping discord today and look under #information for more, alongside #characterreferences in channels. We look forward to having you!