I've been doing an action-drama roleplaying game with
since around 2002. Because resuming it tended to begin with the question "So Where Were We?," that became the title of the game. I've decided its time to move on to other things, but I decided this chapter of my life required an elaborate finish. ... It only took a year.
In the last battle of a very long story, the universe where the protagonists live is already in tatters after a battle with their universe's God. Upon his death, that God revealed that whoever was deemed worthy of succeeding him could restore the universe by laying a hand on Hope, a ball of light that is the sum of everyone's belief, and the source of his power. However Relivar, a sorceress who believes that to live is to suffer, races them for it. She insists that any reality they can imagine would be flawed, and prefers to end existence instead.
By beating them to Hope, she becomes a Goddess herself, but when they defeat even that, she shares her new power with every version of herself across dimensions, and wraps the multiverse in her ribbons.
Using her new immense power, she escapes the multiverse into Clear Chaos, the cold void of uncreation. There, she makes a brief fourth-wall breaking phone call to my RP friend. After this, she wraps the multiverse in her ribbons, and channels all power into the creation of the Cathedral of Clear Chaos, the most powerful thing that can exist; bent on annihilating all reality.
The protagonists are first at a loss as to how to battle something so large that even their home universe is microscopic compared to it; but they discover that by using the power of stars, the source of life; they can pave over the Chaos with new creation, and race to fill the void faster than Relivar's Cathedral can destroy. All the while, Relivar presents countless arguments as to why destroying the universe would be an act of mercy, and reminds the "heroes" that they are acting in preservation of everything wrong with the world.
After a very long battle that involves the storming of the Cathedral and the disassembly of its weapon-bearing limbs, Relivar reveals her ultimate attack: End of All Conflict; which is strong enough to end reality. However, with the aid of countless famous characters across fiction, as well as their own universe, they ward off the attack. Relivar finally accepts that there was never any way her plan could succeed, accepts that mankind has chosen life in spit of its pain and brevity, and asks to be killed. Then, they can reclaim Hope and return home.
Finding it unsavory to execute someone who is no longer fighting back, the party rallies around Hiroshi's (brown hair, yellow shirt) formerly unpopular desire to save her, and decide to break the Cathedral around her and free her, rather than stop it by killing her. Still believing life is suffering, Relivar lashes out in a rage. She insists over and over that she cannot be redeemed and deserves to die, while the party continues to urge her to try living.
Relivar has run out of arguments, and the party finally destroys the cathedral with a massive shooting star. Finally meeting face to face again, they reach out to Relivar, who briefly considers throwing herself into what remains of Clear Chaos before finally giving in.
Relivar is still uncertain about giving life a try. Haruhi (blonde, purple jacket) confesses that she used to be a miserable pessimist, and had even taken to wearing rose-colored sunglasses as a reminder to think positively. While it hadn't actually worked, she asks Relivar to take the glasses to remember the day by. Hope appears before them, and rather than choosing someone to take its power and become a new god, they all join hands through it, giving each person an equal share in the creation of their new universe. Hiroshi even invites Relivar, who protests that she isn't deserving. "But it's your world too." The chain of interlocking hands extends beyond their party to every citizen of their world, and their new reality is born.
Charles M. Gatacat (catboy)
Saku (a Rayman anthro, blonde with green shirt)
Taylor (a water bender)
Ratios (a Latios gijinka)
Noah (brown-hair, glasses)
Giegue (a femme counterpart to the villain of the Mother game series)
Phoenix Knightmon, a fusion of
Hare (a Monster Rancher character) and
Kotemon (a digimon)
Virgil (purple hair)
Stars and galaxies created with this tutorial: www.photoshopstar.com/effects/…
Public domain tv static stock is from here: recroomhq.com/downloads/2010/0…