__________________________ at*a*vism 1. The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence, usually caused by the chance recombination of genes. 2. An individual or a part that exhibits atavism. 3. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior. _________________________ Rules: *I must apologize beforehand for any strange mistakes in this OOC...I was very tired when I finished this* - Get along with everyone. It's okay to be friendly. - This RP will only happen if we work together in harmony. If you have suggestions for me or anyone else, *please* toss them out there. If you think I'm not describing enough, please tell me or ask questions. - Posts must be a reasonable length. I won't word count or anything but they should be at least two paragraphs unless there isn't much to be said. - I may only be able to post once a week. In between the times that I post, you can post as much as you want. I will try to keep up with you, but mind that your characters do not suddenly go off on their own escapades and leave us far behind. (Unless those escapades take place at the same time as everything else that is going on, I'm only asking you don't skip far forward in time.) - Each of my posts will probably be long. The reason is that I will establish the world more and more as I go, and I will try to pay attention to each of your characters equally and create events for them to react to. - This RP will likely take a long time to finish. Enter with the mindset that you'll stick around for awhile. :) - This RP will be in first person unless enough people disagree. I would not mind changing it to third person. Theme Song: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler [video=youtube;TAgjyN9Bo4Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAgjyN9Bo4Y[/video] Story It will not be buried forever We will return We will all return When we return we will be stronger And we won't let it happen again It's been three years since you've last seen them. The masked and cloaked beings. The Cloaked Ones, as they called themselves. They visit you every so often, in secret, always away from the ears of your parents, your friends, your lovers. They tell you of your special powers. They tell you of the dangers of continuing to live life as a normal human, the threat of the government discovering you. And sometimes, even worse--- the threat of your loved ones discovering you. They tell you that there will always be a place for you with them. That it's never to late to sign your name into your arm and join the ranks of the immortal. Up until now, you've always rejected the offer. You've been content living your life as you always have before they showed up. You know how to keep your newfound powers a secret. Why did they keep bothering you? It was as if they were pressuring you, looming over you with their offer.....threatening you. Now you are becoming afraid of what will happen the next time they show up. Maybe they won't be so friendly the next time. Maybe they'll force you to go with them. You don't want to think about it. It's best to keep living your life. Maybe they're gone for good. Or maybe they had a point. You're really pushing your luck living on like this. Your powers are beginning to get out of control, not working when you want them to and suddenly happening when you don't want them to. You could very well be found out by the government. The Cloaked Ones told you all about how the government ravenously searches for the Gifted Ones with every piece of technology they have, and what horrible things await the ones they capture. And what if your loved ones found out about you? Would they still accept you? Would they think you were mad? Would they even believe what they could see in front of their own eyes if you showed them? They probably wouldn't keep it a secret, that's for sure. Maybe it's best if you go with the Cloaked Ones the next time they come for you. Maybe they really do know what is best for you. You're not sure that you know what's best for you any more. The only hope for a way out of this seems to be going to investigate the home base of these Cloaked Ones, the place they frequently invited you to during their visits. But you won't be alone. Inexplicably, several others in the same situation have shown up to the town at the same time as you. Is it fate? Are your powers drawing you together? Or is it something else entirely? Explanation This RP is about a group of humans in modern times who are gifted with super powers. Ever since they were small children, they were visited by a group of cloaked and masked beings that no-one else seemed to be able to see. The beings were the ones who first lured them away from their parents to inform them that they were "Gifted Ones," humans with abilities beyond the norm. They told them that if they continued to lead normal lives that they would eventually be captured by the government, the enemy, and that the government does terrible things to those they capture. The Cloaked Ones also claimed that it was their duty to bring all Gifted Ones together in their home, so that they could become immortals and serve a cause greater than themselves. Every year, the Cloaked Ones came with the same offer- that they would take them away and turn them into immortals in exchange for a simple blood signature- and every year, these Gifted Ones rejected it. Now it has been three years since the Gifted Ones saw any sign of the Cloaked Ones, and they are beginning to grow uneasy. They worry about their fate. They worry about the future. So they each have decided to travel to the town the Cloaked Ones spoke of as their home--- Silvane, North Carolina, a small town surrounded by suffocating forest. There they hope to uncover the mystery of their powers, The Cloaked Ones, and what is to come for them. Miraculously, the group of Gifted Ones have arrived in the town on the same exact day. As if they were simultaneously called there. It is time to get to the bottom of the mystery. Character Applications Name: Your character's name. Gender: Your character's gender. Age: Your character's age. Eighteen and older please. I can make an exception if you give an explanation for how they got to the town on their own. Powers: The gifts your character has. No more than two please. I'm leaving this open to your ideas, but please do not be overpowered. Also keep in mind that your characters are untrained and clumsy with their powers. Personality: Your character's basic attitude in regards to things; they way they see others and the world around them. Short History: A brief look into your character's past. Special Item: A special memento they took with them to the town. This is important so think carefully.