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A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 12th, 2020, 8:34:36 pm

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Ever since the dawn of time, the beginnings of light and darkness, good and evil... there have been angels and devils. From the very start, they have existed in a constant tug of war with one another, each side trying to maintain a tighter grasp on the world around them. With no power or being above them, the ongoing war between the two sides as been the only way the forces of dark and light have stayed in balance. That was, until a very short 200 years ago. A very powerful and ambitious Archangel organized his brethren, sneaking their way into Hell, protected against columns upon columns of holy water, and wrought a full-scale onslaught on the devils. If this had been a war of light versus darkness... the light had won. There were very few survivors. Now, with their race all but in ruins, the few remaining remnants of Hell took refuge in the only dimension left... Earth. They retreated into the darkest corners of the world, hiding and waiting until the time they could overpower the angels again. So for the past two centuries, angels have reigned supreme, having complete control over humans and the planet around them, claiming as many souls as possible. The devils hide, trying to hold on, in hopes that they won't all be destroyed and the balance of light and darkness won't be knocked out of balance forever.


Welcome!

If the above interested you, then you're invited to join my roleplay, A War of Shadows & Souls! Please note that this is an original concept of my own, albeit loosely inspired by Good Omens. Therefore, it is very important to me, so I would like all that join to take it relatively seriously. (As serious as one would take any RP, I suppose! Lol. It is meant to be for fun, of course.)

Now, let me briefly go over the basis of this roleplay. The setting is New York City, USA in modern times. All of us will either be playing an angel, a devil, or a human. The current state of the universe is as mentioned above in the blurb. For the past 200 years, the angels have ruled the roost, and have been claiming as many souls as they like. The devils are in hiding, spread thin and just trying to survive. The long term goal would be to conclude the "war," which means that the story does need to reach some sort of conclusion. Either all the devils are killed off, the angels are overthrown, they reach some sort of agreement, etc. If certain characters become predominant and essentially become protagonists, it is likely the end of the story will revolve around them. It all depends on the frequency of participation.

Please see below for further details, and thank you for reading thus far. :D

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Rules:


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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Species:[/b]
[b]Sex/Gender/Identification: [/b]
[b]Allegiance: [/b]
[b]Description:[/b] [spoiler]Write a detailed description of your character here.[/spoiler]
[b]Backstory:[/b] [spoiler] If desired, include important information about your character's backstory here.[/spoiler]
[b]Relation to other Characters[/b] (if any):
[b]Special Powers/skills:[/b] -this is besides the standard if playing as an angel or devil-
[b]How do they blend in with humans?[/b] (ex: fake identity, stay hidden, live in a house with a human friend, etc.):


If you've gotten this far, thank you! I know that was a lot of information. But now that all the boring stuff is out of the way... please play and have fun! I can't wait to read what you write.~ :wave:
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 12th, 2020, 8:35:03 pm

Character List:

Devils:
Grave (m) (Archdevil) (ToxicFlame)
Dimitri (m) (Sassenach)
Callisto (andg. f) (Winterra)
Eris (f) (Lunamoonamare)
Seith (f) (nyghtshadow)
Morwen (m) (TangleLore)

Angels:
Gabriel (m) (Archangel) (ToxicFlame)
Charmeine (f) (Archangel) (Lunamoonamare)
Temperance (nonb.) (Archangel) Mima
Graham Hartwell (m) (former human) (Mima)

Humans:
Sara-Adelaide Owens (f) (Mima)
Lia Jin-Yoshino (f) (Lunamoonamare)
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 14th, 2020, 12:35:33 pm

:woo:

Name: Grave
Species: Archdevil
Sex/Gender/Identification: Male
Allegiance: Devils/Self
Description:

Backstory:

Relation to other Characters (if any): N/A
Special Powers/skills: Specialization in Stealth, Telempathy (ability to feel other's emotions via touch)
How do they blend in with humans?: Every few decades, Grave steals the identity of a deceased human, often stealing their credit information and money as well, so he can manage to rent the cheapest form of living available and buy himself food and a place to rest. When he gets caught, he flees somewhere else.
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby Sassenach » January 14th, 2020, 5:52:42 pm

Name: Dimitri
Species: Devil
Sex/Gender/Identification: Male
Allegiance: Humans/Displaced Devils, some angels
Description:

Backstory:

Relation to other Characters (if any): None yet but open to the idea. PM me about it?
Special Powers/skills: Dimitri is almost lesser in his abilities, but he's got a knack for teleportation and illusions, though more substantial endeavors (such as moving more than two or three people, or hiding an Archdevil in plain sight with his abilities alone) exhaust him.
How do they blend in with humans? Dimitri uses very sturdy illusions and bodily control to hide his horns and tail, and relies on the increasingly popular colored contact trend to explain his eyes when somewhere using sunglasses might seem conspicuous. Otherwise, he's spent plenty of time among the humans and has no trouble fitting in nicely in most aspects of their society.


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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 19th, 2020, 2:27:04 pm

Love him. :3 Added.
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby Mima » January 19th, 2020, 9:59:42 pm

Name: Sara-Adelaide Owens
Species: Human
Sex/Gender/Identification: Female
Allegiance: Humans, non-hostile angels and devils
Description:

Backstory:

Relation to other Characters (if any):Dimitri - acquaintance, Graham - old friend
Special Powers/skills: N/A (Training in basic first aid + a decent enough shot with the rifle she keeps stashed under the counter)
How do they blend in with humans? N/A
:woo: (If anything needs changing I'm more than happy to tweak as necessary.)

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Name: Temperance
Species: Archangel
Sex/Gender/Identification: They/Them (uses binary pronouns where appropriate)
Allegiance: Themself, some of each faction
Description:

Backstory:

Relation to other Characters (if any): Sara - best friend, Graham - frenemy, Gabriel - Acquaintance
Special Powers/skills: Amorphous physiology - Temperance is great at manipulating their physical qualities. This comes with its own drawbacks and weaknesses but otherwise they have displayed proficiency in their ability. Able to shift appearance and voice with ease, though any drastic changes take more of an effort, especially to maintain (think T-1000 from Terminator).
How do they blend in with humans? (ex: fake identity, stay hidden, live in a house with a human friend, etc.): Changes identities as it suits them, usually adopting ones from transients whose change in lifestyle, personality and appearance would not be easily noticed should the real person go missing. Currently named Quinn Sawyer, an irish-american/native (running joke is that two distinct people have the same name, though those in the know are aware that both are personas worn by Temperance) working in the Breakpoint. One of Sara's long time friend, also one of the people involved in her losing her leg.
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 19th, 2020, 10:17:32 pm

Ooooh. I really like her! Can’t wait to see you play with her.
I’m.... not quite sure how I feel about the neutral zone thing... I’m not sure what would incentivize either side to remain neutral because a human said so? Most wouldn’t even be willing to talk to one another...

If we can find at least one angel and one devil player to be part of Sara’s backstory, and we keep the neutral territory to just her bar and the immediate blocks around it... I’m down.

Welcome aboard~ ^^
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby Mima » January 19th, 2020, 10:25:18 pm

(Thanks! And yeah, I was really struggling with wanting to play a middle-ground type whilst keeping it plausible enough. Maybe I could change the conflicting NPCs from strangers to people she befriended without prior knowledge of their nature? Her motivation would shift from keeping humans away from conflict to keeping her social circle together as the mutual friend.

More than happy to have the neutral ground be limited to the confines of the bar too c:)
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby ToxicFlame » January 19th, 2020, 10:29:16 pm

You don’t have to speak OOC til we starts. ^^
And I think that works perfect! And I do think that just the bar works even better as well. Neutral characters are interesting and tricky, so mad props for trying to play one~

We still gotta find you an angel and devil friend though.
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Re: A War of Shadows & Souls {Angels & Devils RP - OPEN}

Postby Sassenach » January 20th, 2020, 4:46:10 pm

*Neon signs pointing at a certain lesser devil who happens to be rather... neutral.*

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