Okay people! Brace yourselves for the best RP in the history of RPing!! (Gimme a break! Gotta be ambitious ). Anyways, this is my first actual RP so it MIGHT not be the best of the best but ehh.. I guess I can deal with it. Only a select few get the glorious opportunity to join my amazing RP. Here they are!!
Befram (Refused, spot already reserved to Groteske!)
PerfectlyHorrified (Refused, spot taken by Hromoplast)
If for some reason some of the invited ones won't or can't join then.. their spot will be open for anyone. Got what it takes to join my RP? Show me what'cha got!! Send your CS in a PM for me to criticize and judge!
I'll update the list as to who joins and who don't.
Okay! Here it is!
No it's not! First I'll list the council members(explained in the post)!
Barha: Anatasko Razic (This would be Hromoplast)
Relgan: Jonathan ”Johnny” Hughes (Some Takesh guy I think )
Likava: Alice Hughes/White/Clark (The million dollar writer: Lokuri!)
Toreano: Jack Creedence (Dude from beyond: FROMtheGRAVE)
Remetian: Belladonna Elenora Lailana di Luca (That's Fieryfly for ya all!!)
Vertrue: Dorian Harbinger (Ahem, that's me, farag0n)
Eve Fortuna (Here's the "new" face Groteske!)
Alexander Pendleton (And that's my man Anglo!)
Deus LaRosa (Here's *sky!!)
Carlo Maimone, leader of Remetians
Blood of a Vampire
Vampires exist, it is a fact which you can not overwrite. They are not monsters who only live to drink blood, they are sophisticated beings with actual socities living among the bustling of the cities.
Ancient lores tell that there exists a supreme vampire somewhere out there. The vampire's name has been told to be Vlad Tepes, although you most likely know him by a better name.. Dracula. Most of the humans do not believe this tale, although some of them persist on acknowledging Dracula as a real being. Some of them even say that they've been bit by him, these are all lies however. For in reality, Dracula does not drink human blood. Instead, he drinks the blood of vampires. This raises a question then: if Dracula was the first vampire, whose blood did he drink first? The answer is simple. Dracula was indeed the first vampire, but there was also another one who was born at the same time.
She is simply named Adelaide, and she is a vampire too. Adelaide was the one who started drinking human blood so she was the one who actually birthed the vampire race. Dracula never had anything to do with it, he only kept consuming his own kin. Even his own son, Alucard. He acted as the judge who controlled the population of the vampires. Dracula never drank his victims empty though, they are of no use to him dead after all.
Even though Dracula didn't have much to do with the birth of vampires, every single vampire still possesses a trait from Dracula. His savage nature to be more precise. The vampires simply call it ”Beast”. The Beast lies dormant inside every vampire and it may awake at any given time. The longer a vampire lives without blood, the higher the chance that the Beast takes control of him or her. If the Beast takes control of a vampire, he or she will become much like Dracula. They start consuming only vampire blood and eventually become mindless monsters.
If a vampire is completely controlled by the Beast, and has turned into a monster, they are considered outcasts with no hope. These individuals are called Crix (See-rix) and their numbers only keep increasing. So if a vampire goes rampant, the other vampires will hunt it down. However if the vampires are not able to do it, the vampire hunters are.
Vampire hunters are the single biggest threat after the sun to vampires. They are skilled and ruthless in their work. They spare no one, no matter what kind of a vampire you are, you're dead if you face a vampire hunter. Even though vampires are much stronger than humans, possess devastating powers and have a high durability, they also have weaknesses which the vampire hunters use effectively. A single vampire hunter can easily take out 5-6 vampires before sustaining a single hit. They have the means to kill a vampire, and they use them rigorously.
All hope for vampires seems to be lost since everything out there tries to kill them. However this is the harsh truth about being a vampire, it is a constant struggle for survival. Of course, there are some quite neat sides about being a vampire. First off, their powers. Vampires can not transform into bats or such, but they can climb through walls as easily as a spider. They have excellent agility and alerted senses, couple it with physical prowess and you'll be boasting and beating your chest on how damn good you are. Boom! A vampire hunter blasted your head into pieces(this means don't go boasting how damn good you are!).
Vampires have multiple weaknesses, some could say that vampires are actually more vulnerable than humans. Silver bullets are lethal. Normal bullets hurt like hell although they won't kill you. Sun kills you instantly which is plain obvious. Bladed weapons hurt too, especially silver ones. Fire is also lethal to vampires, avoid it at all costs. However crosses, holy water, garlic or such have no effect on vampires. They are all made up by some fanatic humans who think they know how vampires work.
Vampires exist all around the globe. However their existance is threatening to be revealed by the Crix. They do it simply by revealing themselves to humans and leaving ”witnesses”. If the humans realise vampires truly exist, it would mean the end of vampires.
Adelaide has had enough of the Crix meddling, she wants them out of the picture for good.
(( That's the plot for now ))
Besides creating the vampire race, Adelaide also created vampire societies, and eventually created the different branches of vampires.
Barha: Barhas are physically the strongest of the vampire branches. They are aces in combat but lack in all the other departments. They are arrogant brutes who have a clear anarchist soul in them. They are usually the ones who dart off headlong into battle and get themselves killed either first or in some cases last. Either way, Barhas are considered rather stupid. Of course not all of them are, but stereotypically speaking yes. Barhas are the most common branch of vampires.
Relgan: Relgans are quite similar to Barhas, however they are much more beast like. The Beast inside them is completely out of control, it can take over at any given time. Even if Relgan do drink blood often, the Beast can take control. It is a curse and a blessing for them. Because the Beast is so strong inside them, it has an influence to their appearance and powers. Relgans can grow claws and fangs to become more beastly, this is the closest they can get without transforming. Like it was stated, transformation is not possible. But because the Beast is strong within them, Relgans are the most susceptible to become a Crix. Relgans are also common among the vampires.
Likava: Likavas are strangest of the branches. They have gone simply mad, and yet they are geniouses. They can see to the future, present and past at the same time, this simply creates a vortex inside their heads. Some of them speak with a very weird language, using bizarre metaphors to describe everyone and everything (example: ”The one who has face and yet does not have.” ← This Likava is calling someone a liar).
Likavas have a poetic nature, this means the phrase their words like poems. Surprisingly, most of the Likavas were writers when they were humans. This does not fit for all Likavas of course, there are also the regular madjobs: Split personalities (highest one has been 14), schizophrenia etc. They say that every tenth vampire is a Likava.
(( This branch is very hard. Coming up with ”clever” metaphors, acting both insane and genious at the same time isn't that easy. Think hard before choosing this, it won't be an easy ride ))
Toreano: Toreanos are elegant and sophisticated. They are most involved with the human world, by clubbing all night long. They are laid-back and flirtatious, as if they aren't even vampires. However because of their ”abilities”, making connections in the human world is quite easy. Even vampires require money to survive, humans are the key to acquiring it and Toreanos use their charm to forward their agenda. Toreanos aren't too capable when it comes to combat. That is why they tend to avoid it all together. If there's nowhere else to go, a Toreano will fight. They prefer using handguns rather than their strength to overcome their opponents. Toreanos are quite common as a branch.
Remetian: Remetians have their own society build up inside the whole vampire society. They are infamous of their blood magic. By drinking blood, they enhance their powers and gain the ability to control other people's blood. Most lethal way for their magic is to make the target's blood boil and eventually explode. There are many different ways to use the blood magic, even the most advanced Remetians do not know all the different methods to use blood magic. Remetians are revered among the vampires, not many wish to even converse with them. They are also quite rare among vampires, it is a gift to be ”born” as a Remetian.
Vertrue: Last but not least are Vertrues. They are the jacks-of-all-trades among the branches. Vertrues are usually ”nobles” among vampires and to make matters worst, they are usually filthy rich. Because of their nature, they are rather serious and tend not to kid around like Toreanos. They act on instinct and business sense. Vertrues also have a natural resistance against fire, no one knows why but it's been proven. It is easy to say that the Vertrues are privileged, however it also means that the other branches do not like them too much. Some do, most don't, it's the way of afterlife.
Okay! That's the intro, now here's some info etc.
It's the year 2010. We live in America, New York. Only the name is as it is, you can come up with the rest of the city. That much I can say that it's one big city, filled with sewers and dark alleys. The usual stuff to make a vampire's life a tad easier. The vampires have their ”HQ” located in the middle of the city, in a tall skyscraper owned by Adelaide. There are other places which are vampires-only, but in the end there aren't that many. Rooftops are vampires best friends in this city.
The basic idea is that I would love if you could create the city little by little yourselves. Create buildings, parks, roads, something that still fits the scene. Don't go building a dang castle in the middle of the city! Just let everyone know when you add something noticeable to the city, otherwise we might miss it. You can create vampire-only places if you want.
Now what comes to your characters..
You have two choices here.
One: You are already a vampire who has or hasn't experience in afterlife.
Two: You are still a human who is soon reborn as a vampire. The catch here is that the vampire who sucks you dry must be a fellow Rper.
All the vampires who belong to the council start from the ”HQ” where they are having a meeting. The other vampires can either explore the city or also be inside "HQ". The humans on the other hand.. do what you wish to do! You're gonna have one hell of a night anyway!
About the council of vampires. It's nothing too fancy, just a group of 6 vampires where there's one vampire from each branch. They don't have any significant differences but being a council member will require that you know about the movements of other vampires of your branch.
2 spots left in the council!! Claim your spot if you want!!
Feel free to throw in suggestions or stuff like that. You know the deal, right? What comes to rules then.. I demand average posts! 3 paragraphs is ok (although I just know no one will post only 3 paragraphs )! Try to avoid posting insanely huge posts. Of course if you want to write much just do it, but try to make it so that it's kept interesting for the others ok? Aaaand I don't mind if you show off just don't get carried away!
Got any questions? Ask, that's why I'm here I think.
Age(Vampires life expectancy is not unlimited. Once they reach 700 years, their body starts to weaken. Adelaide and Dracula are not affected by it. Also, add the years while you were human too in it):
Gender(No transgender freaks thank you):
Branch(Barha, Relgan, Likava, Doreano, Remetian or Vertrue):
Dark Power(Get creative. It can be pretty much anything. + points if it has something to do with the branch you've chosen):
Appearance(I like pics but descriptions are fine too. Pics help me remember better.. maybe):
History(This is where you can go overboard! Write as much as you can! The one who has the best history gets rep from me! Now you just gotta figure out what I like.. ):
(( PS. Remove the explanation parts from the sheets ok? They only confuse ))
(( Here's my CS!
Read the history carefully! There's a lot of info there which is not mentioned anywhere else! ))
Name: Dorian Harbinger (( Not his birthname. He keeps his birthname a secret ))
Dark Power: Quicksilver (lightning speed) (( You don't have to come up with a name for the power, but I like names that's all ))
Weapon: None (( It means he relies on his terrorizing duo, means his fists, although he does carry around a single jungle knife which he rarely uses ))
Personality: He isn't one to jump around out of joy when something good happens. He tends to keep a cool head and his instincts sharp. More will be revealed during the course of the RP.
(( I spent like half an hour in those glasses reflection!! Watch those glasses carefully or I'll throw an internet banana at you!! . No the picture wasn't drawn by me, it was drawn by xiaofeihui from deviantART. I just did some slight changes with good ol' Photoshop
Anyways here's a description too which has something the pic doesn't.. ))
Dorian has blonde slick hair and a pale skin like any vampire. His eyes are beastly, like that of a raptor's with golden and red as colour. These kind of eyes belongs to a Crix, however Dorian is still sane and tends to hide his eyes from others by wearing sunglasses with a strong mirror-like reflection. It is a mystery how Dorian has those eyes and yet is not controlled by the Beast.
As for clothing, Dorian favors black or dark turquoise suit with a black shirt underneath. If he is not wearing the suits, he's wearing his black leather turtleneck shirt with a zipper and black pants & black loafers. The turtleneck shirt's sleeves are cut so that they barely reach over his elbows. In all three outfits he has black leather gloves. On his left forearm he has a black tattoo with a sword and two snakes which surround the sword.
Dorian was born in Germany. The year was 1534, it was a revolutionary century. Much in the world changed during 1500-1600 and Dorian was thrown right in the middle of it. He was born into a decent home with decent parents, his life was quite decent to say the least. He had food to put in his mouth and new clothes to wear, this was a luxury during those times. He finished school normally and decided that he would become a simple shoemaker. He didn't have any wild dreams to become actually ”something”, he wished to live a normal life.
His fate was far more than normal though. By the time he reached the age of 34, he was reborn. Reborn as a vampire, a thing that humans loathed. The vampire who caused Dorian's rebirth was called Adrian, Adrian Kalis. Instead of instructing Dorian on how to survive, Adrian left him on his own the minute he was finished with him. By a miracle of sorts, Dorian survived through the ages with no help other than his own.
During the 1800s, Dorian travelled the world in hopes of finding a place to hide. He was constanty being chased by the vampire hunters who, at the time, weren't that big of an organization as they are now. Back then it was much easier for a vampire to live the afterlife, however it was still far from safe. The Crix existed back then too, however they were very scarce among the vampires. The fear of Apocalypse wasn't as existant among the vampires back then, now it's taken seriously because of the outbreak of Crix.
The outbreak of the Crix happened during the 1940s, during the end of the Second World War. Suddenly, more and more vampires started turning into Crix. The population of Crix started rising rapidly. During those times Dorian joined Adelaide in her quest for a safehaven for vampires. It was a fantastic idea, and that's what it all was. The ever-growing threat from the vampire hunters already diminished the hope for a safehaven.
Dorian was admitted as a vice-president in the Adelaide's association in 1967. The association was never given a name, it would've only caused problems in the end. Adelaide also built the ”HQ” for vampires in New York at that time. The societies among vampires started growing as the ”HQ” was built, things became a tad easier for the vampires. Dorian was also selected into a council of vampires. The group consists of 6 vampires, a vampire from each branch is chosen there.
When the year 2000 hit the counter, Dorian met again the vampire who had turned him into one: Adrian. However killing him needed more than what Dorian had. Against all odds Adrian had become a vampire hunter. The other vampire hunters let him in because he wishes to rid all the vampires he had created and eventually kill of himself. It was a peculiar trade but a devastating fact for Dorian. Now Adrian would be hunting him, not the other way around. The two haven't met each other in ten years but who knows when a time would come when they meet again.
(( Finally I was able to put this up here! Phew! I'm toasted >.<
EDIT!! HA!! My 600th post is the opening of an RP!! Woot, I guess! ))