Anthophobia: In the Wake of Petals

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by MiraMirror, Mar 2, 2012.

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    Flowers and trees
    Humans and animals

    We exchange valuable materials with each other, and in doing so, keep each other alive. The humans exchange their trash, carbon, with the plantlife. In exchange, they give us their trash, oxygen. This is perhaps the greatest case of one's trash being another's treasure, no? Over the years, humans have evolved, both in attitude and in architecture. In doing so, we've slowly started killing off our "business partners", so to speak.

    The world has survived yet another year, now on the dawn of the year 2020. Civilization has been expanding their boundaries, as always. Of course, it's nowhere near what you'd imagine a futuristic to be like, because it's not futuristic. Humanity is developing new technologies, but none of it is anywhere near ready to use. Amazingly, pollution has been all but eliminated, leading to a large boom in the plantlife. In addition, medical care has become more readily available, though many diseases have yet to be cured.

    The government is unchanged, for the most part. However, there are a few new branches devoted solely to experimentation, though it's mainly to improve technology as quickly as possible.
    Everything seemed fine, and it was, for quite a long time. Humanity couldn't ask for more, but curiousity prevailed over safety. Nobody's quite sure what caused it, but a mist began enveloping major cities. It took everyone by surprise, and had adverse effects. People began to change. They developed mutations, odd ones, for no reason. Despite how amazing the health system had become, no medicine seemed to effect it. Those affected by the mist were damned. It was simply...incurable.

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    Chevalier City, 2020- Most high to mid-class citizens have been able to afford specially made air filters to avoid the mist, keeping themselves safe in the process. Lately, however, a few of the unlucky victims were found with piercings in their skin, resembling cuts and bite marks. Little progress has been made to prevent these attacks, leaving the less fortunate families prone to infection.

    A section of the government has gone rogue, disappearing off the map in the span of a single night, taking their equipment and knowledge with them.
    Apparently, they were misusing government equipment for their own experiments, and were scheduled to be killed the next day, as they knew too much. With no traces to search for them with, the government is forced to investigate the mist, though the majority would rather send out the grunts to do that job for them.

    Rumor has it that the same rogue branch that went missing is behind a tiny chain of disappearances in Chevalier City, but nothing is certain. Most simply dismiss it as some form of ghost story...But the kidnapped know the truth. And this is where you come in.
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  2. Character Sheets:

    Name:
    Age: (I'd say minimum age is 16 unless you have a -really- good reason to go younger than that)
    Sex:
    Appearance: Description/picture preferred, please


    History: (Character's backstory, way of living, etc. Should be self-explanatory)
    Personality:
    Parents: (Are they alive? Are they dead? Who do you live with?)
    Other: (Notable achievements, any extra fluff)

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: (Choose a flower, and give a picture. What does the flower mean? What does it symbolize? This flower will be your main appearance gimmick.)
    Appearance: (Ties in with the flower you chose. Make some form of outfit for when you transform, focusing on the flower you chose. Descriptions are important here.)
    Fighting style: (How do you fight in this form? Do you conjure swords? Do you convert things into energy somehow? This is original, be original =P I'll judge if something is overpowered, but I don't see that issue coming up much. And if it does, I have ways to punish someone accordingly. ^^ )
    Subtitle: (Optional- If you want a sort of number or subtitle for your Chevalier de Fleur form, feel free to type it here)
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    NPCs:

    Kelli (open)
    Name: Kelli
    Age: 17
    Sex: Female
    Appearance:
    Appearance (open)
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    History: Kelli has lived in Chevalier City for her entire life, and wouldn't live anywhere else. Everything she does is for the sake of parents, as she doesn't want to disappoint them. She never disobeys them under any circumstances. She studied non-stop during the school year, to the point where she topped the dean's list. She is the pride of her family, but she does know how to have fun. At heart, she is a highly spontaneous child, incredibly energetic and random. It's not rare to see her spring from the shadows to greet newcomers at the drop of a hat.

    She was kidnapped and used for the CdF program over a year ago, and remains one of the must trusted members. She is usually the one to greet newcomers. Her loyalty is split between her parents and the program, doing anything that is required of her
    Personality: Spontaneous, energetic; would do anything for her parents
    Parents: Both of Kelli's parents are still alive, living in Chevalier City.
    Other: N/A
    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: Freesia (Childishness, immaturity)
    Appearance (open)
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    Appearance: In her transformed state, large white petals mold over her shoulders, hardening enough to block attacks. Two smaller yellow petals cover the front and back of these shoulder plates, with a split between them on either side. Short "sleeves" reach down to her elbows, golden in color. Her body is covered in a dress resembling a ballerina's tutu, with the skirt section reaching just above her knees. In addition, her hands are covered in an almost silver layer of petals, with a vine wrapped around it. Her feet are covered in a mix of white and yellow petals, as well.
    Fighting style: Kelli focuses on darting around the field, helped by her unique weapons. The vines wrapped around her hands act like grappling shots, allowing her to hook herself to terrain for quick movement, or simply to wrap an enemy up to keep them in place. She can re-form the petals around her feet to form guillotine blades, used for lethal force when settling fights.
    Subtitle: N/A


    More in development, please wait warmly while Miru's muse develops ideas.
     
  3. Reserved for Q&A (if applicable)
     
  4. Name: Iryall
    Age: 21
    Sex: Male
    Appearance:
    Show Spoiler

    Stands at approximately six feet and two inches in height. His frame is bolstered by lithe muscle, which does not make his appearance intimidating. Rather, he has a gangly build with very long arms and legs.
    His face is ovular, with high cheekbones and large, silvery eyes. His hair is dyed a brilliant scarlet shade that contrasts vividly with his pale skin. His skin is creamy and translucent, with pale arm hair suggesting that his original hair color is a blond or light brown.


    History: (Character's backstory, way of living, etc. Should be self-explanatory)
    Personality:
    Parents: (Are they alive? Are they dead? Who do you live with?)
    Other: (Notable achievements, any extra fluff)
    Reason for being "kidnapped": (What makes you kidnappable? Is it because you're simply too average? Do you not stick out much? Are your parents dead?)

    Chosen flower:
    Amaryllis (open)

    [size=+1]The Blossom of Pride[/size]
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    Appearance:
    Snowy white tunic and trousers. Red leather boots and laces on his tunic, as well as a red leather belt for his trousers.

    Fighting style: (How do you fight in this form? Do you conjure swords? Do you convert things into energy somehow? This is original, be original =P I'll judge if something is overpowered, but I don't see that issue coming up much. And if it does, I have ways to punish someone accordingly. ^^ )
    Subtitle: (Optional- If you want a sort of number or subtitle for your Chevalier de Fleur form, feel free to type it here)

    RESERVED.
     
  5. RESERVED.<3~
     
  6. Interested but get the character info up ASAP man. Now's a good time!
     
  7. Character sheets are up!
     
  8. Reserving the Strelitzia, Bird of Paradise. And calling dibs on some sort of Summoner archetype power. Just gotta balance it out and figure out how to do that with flowers is all.
     
  9. Oh, quick thing. If you pick a flower and can't find its meaning, I'll try looking. If we can't find one, just go without the meaning =P
     
  10. Name: Caeceus Nashii
    Age: 25
    Sex: Male
    Appearance:
    appearance (open)
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    History: Customers came in day by day, his own shop, a cactus shop. That was Caeceus’ work, a work amongst the most unfriendly friends in the world. The cacti he raised were year round treasures for everyone all spawned from his prized cactus.

    One of his favorites came from the South, an unusual plant named Consolea Nashii. It was a name his family had taken upon introducing the cactus to the general populous back in the day. He never cared much for those that would intrude upon his hobby and enjoyed sharing it with those who did love it. When the mist fell there were plenty of changes to take on his hobby.
    Personality: He loves plants, cacti specifically. He has not shown any sort of compassion toward his fellow man especially those that would willingly trample his plant life.
    Parents: One alive but still overseas.
    Why Gone Rogue?: The government does not show appreciation for the evolved sense his plants have taken. For all his care he comes to his cacti’s aid once more to preserve this new life.

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: Consolea Nashii a Cactus Rose Flower.
    Meaning of Flower: Lust and Desire
    Appearance:
    Consolea Nashii (open)
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    Fighting style:He begins to wrap himself in the cactus he holds so dear. He also forms a blade made out of thorns that can pierce most armors.
    Subtitle: In this form he becomes a holy warrior to his plants. He only cares for what he considers his family. There is no changing his mind when he becomes one with his cactus.
     
  11. I'll be posting some NPC character sheets up tomorrow. This way, everyone has an idea of what to do for the sheets, and you can get to know the people you'll be working with.
     
  12. Name: Winola Hawks
    Age: 19
    Sex: Male
    Appearance:
    Appearance (open)



    History: Winola and his family have struggled to avoid exposure to the mist. In order to get money to move somewhere better Winola became an Underground fighter. He fights illegal matches in one of the more run down areas in the city. The pay-off is very high and one of the factors that allows his family to survive and live in one of the nicer parts of the city. Yet these matches have been growing more and more dangerous, he fears the government may start to crack down on them. Yet Winola knows nothing else, this is his only option and way for providing for his family.

    Personality: A cheery individual whom is passionate about defending what matters to him. He has a bit of a temper as well but it usually only
    comes out when one says he has a girl's name.
    Parents: He has both parents still with him in the Chevalier City.
    Other: Hates his first name with a passion and insists it is a man's name.

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: Bird of Paradise aka Strelitzia Reginae
    Appearance (open)

    Meaning of Flower: Joyfulness/Magnificence

    Appearance: In the transformed state, he is surrounded by green leaf like armor, his hands are covered up by lengthy bird of paradise flowers. Another larger bird of paradise forms near the head looking like some sort of helmet but serving no battle purpose. These flowers on the hands can shift into drills.

    Fighting style
    : Primarily Winola creates familiars made of flowers to do most of the fighting for him. He controls them and uses them for a variety of purposes. His only method of direct attacking are his drills, which require him to generally get in close. He thus tends to stay back unless it is absolutely necessary for him to move in for direct combat.
    Subtitle: Shangri-La
     
  13. Name: Alexandra Kallisto
    Age: 22
    Sex: Female.
    Appearance:
    Show Spoiler
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    Clothing (open)
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    Personality: Streetwise and street smart. But not exactly book smart. Tries her best to optimistically seek out new relationships. Thickskin toward any 'unsavory' remarks toward her. Even when it comes to insults aimed toward her friends she hardly opens her mouth. The first to seek a peaceful solution. But when it gets physical, she gets serious. She will defend herself and others. Though her compassion for total strangers is a little sketchy. Saying she was beyond selfish tendencies would be sugar-coating the truth. But beneath it all rests the love of her mother and possibly another type of love. . . reserved for those who catch her eye. Soft spot for kids. Even larger one for animals.


    History:

    Alexandra grew up a native of Chevalier City, born during what little remained of the prosperous 90's and remained an only child. For while her parents grew apart, she merely grew up. Living in the lower-middle class areas of the city due to her mother holding three different low paying jobs after the economy took a nose dive. Attending public school within the inner city came as no shock. Like many of those that had to 'survive' middle and highschool, Alexandra grew a thick skin to harsh words and sometimes even harsh blows. Fights with other girls and even other boys came as a result of her no-nonsense attitude. Unfortunately this also applied to her teachers as well even when it actually had some merit and was not just adolescent mouthing off. Pulling a few pranks on school grounds did not exactly improve her status either. Landing her in the Principle's more than once. . . enough to make her get expelled in her senior year. Thus never actually getting a diploma at the same time as all her friends.

    Instead, she has now moved out on her own for nearly four years. Alexandra spends her days working a job at a shoe store in the mall and her nights taking nightschool classes.


    Parents: Mother is divorced, remaining single and still alive. Biological Father's whereabouts remain unknown.

    Other: Collects stuffed animals.

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower:
    Momordica balsamina (open)
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    Meaning of Flower- Fervent Love.




    Appearance:

    Momordica Vine Armor (open)
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    Vines weave together to create this flexible and semi-durable armor that
    protects her body. Which means this armor's main color is much greener
    than seen in this photo. In addition to what is seen in the photo, vine
    "belts" grow around her waist and across her chest diagonally.
    Attached to these belts are pale yellow flowers which grow "grenades"
    which will be explained below in her fighting style.




    Fighting style: Hand to hand CQC learned from women's self-defense courses. Nothing military-grade but she can hold her own against street thugs. Tosses 'grenades' which are really just larger versions of the 'fruit' or pods that the actual plant grows. These are filled with an extremely sticky substance and poisonous red seeds. These grow at a maximum of fourteen at a time. Six altogether from the chest belts and eight along the waist belt. she will toss these at her enemies with various effects. The main one is that the extremely sticky substance reduces mobility while the toxic seeds can potentially get shoved into the bodies of other creatures.




    Subtitle: Garden Grenadier
     
  14. Too late to join?
     
  15. Not at all, Copper ^^

    Just working out villians and such =P
     
  16. ._. So busy. So so busy.

    Don't wait on me if you wanna start, btw.
    Not that you would wait anyways. >.>' Or should.~
    >__<''
    ...
    I hate real life.</3
    Y SO BUSY.
     
  17. Ah ok, is thinking of a character as I type :)
    I know what you mean Stacisaur, college = overload of work D:
     
  18. Name: Ryan Eldron

    Age: 26

    Appearance: Ryan's ebony skin contrasts with the honey colour of his eyes, almost amber but with more liquid gold in them. They always always seem to smile, earning most people's trust easily despite his tall muscular build, reaching nearly 6"9. He hates the way people stare at him sometimes and hates even more the way he stands out in a crowd. This means his shoulders are nearly always hunched and he is always keeping still when stadning or sitting because he has learnt this means you can go un noticed.

    History:

    Personality: Despite his intimidating appearance, Ryan is a gentle soul who would chose not to hurt anyone if he can help it. His shyness is sometimes mistaken for idiocy but really he is very smart, finding solace in books and other such fantasies. He is always trying to find a peaceful solution in the midst of a violent confrontation, but if he thinks it for the best he will stand back and let fists fly if it is the most logical approach for the best outcome.

    Parents: His father is dead. His mother is alive but he sees her rarely.

    Other:

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: Viola Tricolor (Pansy) <v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600">http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.182602567.jpg
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    Meaning: "thought"

    Appearance:

    Fighting style: Ryan prefers not to fight at all if it can be helped but when he does he is what you might call, lethal. This is because his fighting style is to with the mind. His flower means "thought" and Ryan can understand people better then most can. This means he can most of the time anticipate their intentions- and maipulate his opponent.

    Subtitle: N/A

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    Name: Astrid Maltrea

    Age: 17

    Sex: Female

    Appearance:
    History:

    Personality:

    Parents: She doesn't know and doesn't care.

    Other: (Notable achievements, any extra fluff)

    Chevalier de Fleur Sheet:

    Chosen flower: Morning Glory.

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    Meaning: "Love in Vain".


    Appearance: [​IMG]Fighting style: (How do you fight in this form? Do you conjure swords? Do you convert things into energy somehow? This is original, be original =P I'll judge if something is overpowered, but I don't see that issue coming up much. And if it does, I have ways to punish someone accordingly. ^^ )

    Subtitle: Raksha