Since people aren't reading my rules, I will put it here. NO MINORS. Found at Picturemic.com The war between heaven and hell has been going on for longer than anyone can remember, longer than written history can recall. Locked in a stalemate, both sides will do anything they can to turn the tides in their favor, up to and including using humans in their fights. However, both sides harbor a dark secret... God has left. The angels no longer have a leader. Their forces are fracturing as their ranks fight over whether they should follow the Archangels' commands, and continue their creator's war, or try and reach an accord before there are no more angels left. Lucifer has been killed. His highest command, his son among them, destroyed him to avoid his proposing a ceasefire. The demonic horde is growing in power every day, and they threaten to overrun the angels any day now. Why would they give that up now, when they're so close to victory? What no one predicted though, is what would happen when such a powerful demon was destroyed.... Lucifer's soul was shattered into 108 pieces, each shard holding a fraction of his demonic power. The shards have recently begun appearing across the world, with unknowing humans finding them and awakening hidden powers within themselves. Without realizing it, they've become pawns in the longest war. Now, it's up to "The Awakened," as they've come to be known, to become the force that turns the tide and puts an end to this insanity. Of course, it wouldn't be interesting without something fighting against our intrepid, wannabe heroes, and believe me, there's plenty working against them. First, there's the angels themselves. They are drawn to the source of the demonic energy, and though they don't know why the person is emitting it, they know it is something that should not be. Angels will attack on sight, sometimes en mass, to destroy The Awakened. What's worse than an angel trying to kill you, you may ask? A fallen angel. When an angel comes in contact with one of Lucifer's shards, they become corrupted by the energy inside. After all, how could an angel hope to compare against the king of demons? Fallen angels have their powers enhanced by the shard, making them one of your greatest threats. What's worse, once corrupted, they are driven to gain more shards, meaning you won't be able to avoid them forever. If you see one, don't fight it, just run. Next, we have demons. The demon horde's high command knows that Lucifer's shards are out there. They also know that there's the chance that he can be revived if all 108 shards are brought together. As such, they have decreed that The Awakened are their top priority, and the horde is tasked with killing any that they find on sight. Much like The Awakened, their powers vary in manifestation and strength. Not as big a threat individually as the angels are, but they have a tendency to use swarm tactics to win in their assault. Finally, you have the other awakened. See, as mentioned before, the shards are addictive. The power they grant, and the resulting corruption, makes the one possessing a shard always want more. The shards want to become one again, and will use you to do it. The way the corruption manifests is different for each person, but it's always the same in the end; you want more. NO MINORS. Nothing against you, but I don't like RPing with minors for the same reason I don't like post length limits. The GM's word is law. The GM is understanding though, so as long as you're not an asshat, you're fine. Proper grammar is key. I don't expect your post to be the next "Great Expectations," but a high school level understanding of grammar is needed. Regarding post length: I don't normally set post length limits, because I think they stifle creativity. That being said, no one liners are accepted. Quality is always better than quantity, but at least a paragraph is preferred. If you post in the IC, please let at least 2 people post before posting again. This way, people don't feel like they're falling behind every day. No Godmodding. If you're gonna start a fight with characters, don't make it one sided. Either give them a chance to respond, or collab a scene together. IC Drama should not become OOC drama. IF you have a problem with another player, come to me privately and we can work it out. This isn't a libertine RP. If it happens, for whatever reason, keep sex scenes tasteful and in spoilers. On the Subject of Shards: All shards will affect you an make you more powerful, but not all of them are going to unlock a new ability in you. Some will merely increase the ones you already have. For instance, one shard gives you the ability to make fire. Another gives you the ability to ignore the laws of physics, letting you control it better. Appearance: (Anime preferred, but real is accepted. Please remember to source your picture with an artist name, or a link if you can't find the artist.) Name: Age: Gender: Personality: (Paragraph /five sentences, or 5 bullet points expanded upon. minimum) History/Bio: (how did you become awakened? What did you do before you were one? What motivates you?) Motivation (what makes you seek out the shards? Skills: (Physical skills, including those enhanced by shards go here.) Talents: (Non Physical skills, like critical thinking skills, go here.) Non-Critical Skills and Talents: (Cooking, Fishing, carpentry, Diplomatic knowledge of kings and queens. etc. go here.) Number of Shards: (Maximum of 5) Abilities: (Supernatural abilities go here, Can your guy shoot fire? can they summon weapons from thin air? maximum of three.) Corruption: (How are the shards negatively impacting you? Corruption should be equal to ability level, to keep things fair. After all, your power doesn't come freely...) Likes: Dislikes: Pet Hate: Theme Song: Anything Else You want to include + Additional Images: Jotham Kanji Male Living Main Power - spirit knives Secondary Power - Teleportation Johnathan Algitson Male Living Main Power - Blood Manipulation (Weaponry) Secondary Power - Hellfire Weaponry (sword and board) Griffin Green Male Living Main Power - Shadow Manipulation (potpourri) Secondary Power - Kinetic Energy Absorption Edgar Carter Male Living Main Power - Shadow Clone Secondary Power - Temperature Manipulation Raelin Jordy Female Living Main Power - Matter Consumption (can eat anything) Secondary Power - Mitosis (can split into weaker clones) Number EffectExplanation1Critical Failure Your corruption increases, weakening you. You do not gain a new power. 2-5Power IncreaseOne of your existing powers is enhanced, either increasing the overall strength, removing weaknesses, or adding new options to use it.6-10Skill Get! You absorb one of the skills of the previous wielder of the shard. (story and gameplay segregation will be handled as needed)11-15Power CopyYou gain one of the slain opponent's powers, and its prerequisite weaknesses.15-19Power PlayYou get a new power, along with an increase to corruption.20Critical Hit!You gain a new power, and a previously gained power is enhanced.