00:00 EST November 17, 2020 Location Unknown “The World’s New Master” “OoMa ShiYa Mo Haya Mi…” Three voices echoed off the walls of the dim cavern in the middle of nowhere. The dancing light of a fire bounced around, flickering with each word. Mist surrounded them, seemingly almost unnatural as the fire and area around the cultists were untouched by the fog. Vi epi availo zipweml, availo ztewi. Ozi oz.” The males chanted around the ritualistic flames, the age difference was apparent. The three were brothers and they stood around the fire draped in cloaks of different colors. The eldest of the three wore crimson red, and the energy around him seemed to match. His eyes showed of bloodlust and greed, and his stance was naturally threatening. The middle brother wore deep blue, with blue energy shimmering around him as well. He a calm and collective person, with a hidden desire to torture and hear the agonizing screams of his victims. The youngest wore pure black, and the energy around him surged vigorously as he chanted. He was a mystery, even his brothers were perplexed as to what his true intentions were. His expression and actions spoke of obedience, however his eyes told a different story. “Cher, Aeom, Deon, to moet for de, Bu Denae de mo fa may, Enneya by za wo.” They all held out their hands and the energy that had been building around them formed into orbs above their cupped hands. “Bring me the world.” The all stated before pushing the orbs towards the entrance of the cave, and side by side the energy flew out. The ritualistic campfire and mist vanished the moment they left, but the cavern remained lit with the candles on the walls. For a few moments there was nothing but silence, until the middle one chimed in. “Who do you think it will be?” He asked with a little shake of nervousness to his voice. “Obviously, me!” The oldest replied confidently. “I have more experience in this world, and I’m the strongest one here! I’m more fit to lead as well.” “No! You may have more experience, but I am more intelligent. The saying goes ‘brain over brawn’ and I’m definitely the one with the brains. I’ll lead the world with strategy!” The middle one retorted, a hint of disgust twisted with his words. “Please, that’s not always true! I can crush that brain of your with one hand.” “Psh, well I do know one thing…” “Yeah? Must be the only thing.” “…” “Uhhg continue… Little bitch.” The oldest groaned. “… It definitely won’t be him.” The middle one nodded at the youngest, who remained silent, staring patiently towards the entrance with a blank look on his face. “You’re right about that.” “I bet he dies first.” “We can only hope.” “They’re back!” The three orbs rushed inside and flew directly towards the youngest, the two older brothers smirked with satisfaction until a frown interrupted as the orbs froze in front of the boy. He began to chuckle and soon it grew into a vicious cackle. “No!” “How could this happen!” The red and blue orbs began to circle as the black one floated above him. “You imbeciles, you think you can lead the world? You don’t deserve the world, you’ve never worked a day in your lives for it. I’ve worked and worked nonstop for you two and father ever since I was able to walk without a single ounce of appreciation. I’ve been your servant, your punching bag, your test subject, and the list continues on and gets worse.” He paced back and forth as the orbs continued to circle. As his anger flickered, the orbs would as well. The other two were frozen in fear; they knew their time had come, and they regretted everything they have done up to this point. “Now it’s my time, and you two are finally going to repay me for all the things I’ve put up with, by being my slaves for the rest of your miserable lives… And you will suffer, along with the rest of society, I’ll make sure of that. I’ll lead this world into oblivion.” The young one spoke with mischief and victory as the orbed flew through the two then joined the black orb swirling above their master’s head. The moment the orbed touched the brothers, however, they immediately hunched over screaming out in pain. Their bodies contorted in agony and their cries continued until liquid the same color of the orb that went through them began excreting from their eyes and mouth. While they could no longer scream, they let out blood curdling gurgles and moans that would cause anyone’s stomach to twist. “Now…” The young one commanded with a voice of pure malice. “Bow before your master.” After much struggling, the brothers were forced to obey. All that could be heard from the cavern was the echoing sound of malevolent laughter. The world has fallen into disarray by strange orbs, they creatures they’re turning people in resemble zombies, but they are not the same. Societies have fallen apart, governments have collapsed, and buildings have crumbled. To many it seems like the end, but to a few, it was a new world. The Corrupted The Survivors The Prepared The Corrupted are humans who lost their free will the moment the orbs touched them. They are controlled by "The Master" and whatever orders he gives them they must carry out, whether they like it or not. Difference (to Zombies) -They are living. Unlike zombies who are dead, the Corrupted are merely in a possed-like state. -There seems to be some kind of order to them. -It seems to be magic that transformed them -They are categorized by the colors they discharge; Red: strong, blood thirsty, unintelligent Blue: Fast, smart, physically weak Black: Unknown, it’s rare to find one and those who run into one never survive to release the intel Similarities (to Zombies) -Contagious if scratched or bites -No will of their own -Extremely vicious -Don't sleep -Wonders around attacking anything other than other Corrupted. Appearance They look like humans with a really bad flu pretty much. Also there's liquid (color varies depending on what orb touched them) dripping (or pouring) from they're mouth and eyes. ...Also finding pictures of them was a bitch, I found some really creepy shit that I won't post here. and I may have nightmares tonight... More info TBA The orbs didn’t touch everyone in the world there are survivors of the first wave of orbs. Some roam the land in search of a safe place, these people are able to handle themselves within the chaos of the world, veterans, criminals, officers, pretty much anyone skilled in combat and survival. These are the "Nomads" (cliched I know). This category does not take up the majority of survivors, but there are a few out there. Some are hostile to other survivors, some help out if they can and move on, others ignore all and keep to themselves. The other set of survivors stay in camps as the "Settlers". These consist of mainly civilians who can’t fend for themselves against the corrupted. The camps are usually leaded and/or protected by those who have combat skill and experience, otherwise the camps are quickly destroyed by the Corrupted. More info TBA 12:00 pm, April 23, 2015; several people vanished from their homes, works, schools, etc. From kids to adults, males and females, white, black, Asian, Native American, there were no patterns, and no trace. For a while many were on the hunt for them, the local PDs, Private detectives, even the FBI, but there was no luck, it was like they no longer existed. That was, until 12:00pm, April 23, 2016; when they all reappeared exactly where they vanished. However, certain things about them had changed. Some had personality changes, others acquired skills they didn’t have before such as building things, first aid, tracking, etc., etc. Not all were affected the same, but one was the same for each of them; they could not remember what happened to them during the year they were gone. They try to settle back into their normal lives, but a certain feeling lingered in the back of their heads, nothing seemed permanent, they were anxious, as if something was coming, and as time got closer and closer to the First Wave, this feeling grew and they began remembering more skills of survival. When the First Wave finally hit they knew this was what they were waiting for, and they were fully equipped to survive it. While civilians thought this was a time of despair, those who vanished 5 years ago felt a relief as the anxious feeling finally disappeared. 00:00EST on the day of the First Wave something awoke within the Prepared, those awake found that they could do something no normal person could do. Earth manipulation, aura manipulation, darkness manipulation. They found that they could manipulate some kind of matter, but only one. It was an adventure in itself for them to figure out how it works. Here's the part everyone hates... Character Rules: 1) Please be creative with your characters and lets try to have some variety with them. If you see a character up that's similar to the one you're about to post then try to change something to make it more unique. This can be hard sometimes but I don't want ten million stoic heartless badasses or something like that. 2) Your character can only manipulate ONE thing. And it can not be the same as another character's power. There can be similarities, but they cannot be the same. And it cannot be a broad manipulation. It manipulates a single thing. As the rp progresses the manipulations will get stronger and stronger, so don't worry. Everyone will be OP in the end. Please message me when choosing your manipulation so we can talk about whether it's taken, not okay, or needs to be modified, and discuss restrictions. (There will be a lot of restriction in the beginning, but as your character gains experience, I will message you all about upgrading. Think of it as a video game. The more experience you gain the more spells/abilities you get.) 3) Your characters just received their abilities and haven't even had it for an entire day. you are not masters of this ability yet, character development is very important and extremely interesting, use it. 4) Characters age can range from 6 to 60 (just to put a number on it. if you want anyone younger, then you would need to also play the guardian, or have some one else play the guardian.) 5) Before you can post, your character must have at least one established relationship with one of the other characters. It can be anything from lovers to enemies, best friends to just a regular at your workplace. Be creative. 6) Before you can post in IC, you must fill out all the required fields in the character sheet marked by the asterisks. *No split personality characters, I'm reserving it. Also to clear things up; They vanished at 12:00pm, on April 23, 2015. They returned at 12:00pm, on April 23, 2016. The orbs are summoned and manipulations gained at 12:00am, on November 17, 2020 IC takes place at 6:56pm, on November 17, 2020 More info TBA Important people "The Master" "The Teacher" TBA ... RP Rules: 1) Follow Iwaku’s rules. 2) @Aka~Kitsune is my CoGM. She and I are able to control characters, make new rules, kick players, etc. 3) You guys can use gore (I love gruesome posts) and romance/vulgarities (I encourage it) are allowed, but when it comes to actually having sex, please don’t go into detail. Fade to black or take it to the PMs or something like that, this is not a libertine! 4) 1 post a week is required from everyone. I understand that real life gets in the way, but if you’re going to vanish please let me know so we can move your character into a position that doesn’t hold your fellow players back from posting. If you do vanish without telling me or Aka, after one week you will receive a warning. If it happens again then you will be kicked from the rp. All you have to do is let me or my CoGM know if you can't post for a week, we can move your character if they're interacting with someone so you're not holding them back, and you will be excused for that week. You are also excused if someone else is holding your character back and you are unable to post without a reply. 5) Although this apocalypse is happening all over the world, please remain within Tullytown. 6) While drama is welcomed in IC, please don’t cause drama out of character with your fellow players. If something arises please come to me privately and we can come up with something to fix it. 7) No perfect characters, they are beyond boring and will be rejected. Flaws, weaknesses, etc. Let’s get those creative juices flowing and create someone who can make this story so much more interesting, because characters are the source of a good plot. 8) People can have up to 3 characters for now, but no one is forced to have multiple characters. In fact, if you think you won’t be able to handle multiple characters then I implore you to only have one. 9) I expect intermediate writing or higher when it comes to posts. If I see a one liner I will kick you in less than a heartbeat. I’m not expecting novels, as my favorite GM always says, “Length doesn’t matter, it about how you use it” or something like that (>_> perv). Quality over quantity pretty much. But I do understand that sometimes writer’s block strikes (I fall victim to it many times). Push past it and try your best, your posts don’t have to be perfect masterpieces. 10) Initiative is a must! You also need to be able to post on your own, obviously you won't be doing this all the time, but it will happen often. If you have character plots you want to play out let me or my CoGM know so we can help and make it happen. 11) Imagination is requires. 12) You must have fun!!! I can add more rules, and will if its necessary. Character Sheets: Prepare for this monster... Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) (*=required, the others are nor required, but preferred. I'm a huge fan of detailed CS. You can add to it as well if you want) General Name:* Nicknames: Titles: Age:* Birthday: Blood type: Gender:* Sexual Orientation:* Symbol: (This would be a symbol that represents your character, you don't have to have one right away, it can be developed, nor do you have to have one all.) Personality Personality before abduction:* Personality after abduction: (*unless the personality stayed the same) Likes:* Dislikes:* Strengths:* Weaknesses:* Fears:* Morality: Etiquette: Attitude: Outlook on Life: Perception: Standpoint: Philosophy: Taboos: Appearance Height:* Weight:* Body type:* Skin:* Hygiene: Face shape: Eye shape: Eye color:* Hair Color:* Hair Length:* Hair Type: Hair Style:* Scars/brands: Piercings: Birthmarks: Inventory Casual outfits: Formal outfits: Combat outfits: Accessories: Makeup: Equipment: Weapons: Trinkets: Powers and abilities: Manipulation: (Only one, and it cannot be the same as another character’s)* Restrictions:* (This will be updated as you progress, your character will get stronger and push past the restrictions from before. But to start off, since your character is completely new to the ability, they will ow absolutely nothing about their new manipulation, so they must learn and develop as we go along in the plot.) Skills before the abduction: (stuff like cooking, combat skills, tracking, etc.)* Skills after abduction: (Survival skills you did not have before) (*unless skills were not added after the abduction) Relationships: Must have one pre-established relationship with one of the other characters before you can post.* Acquaintances: Friends/Allies- Enemies- Family- Lovers- History (not extremely necessary, but definitely preferred) Misc Voice actor: Theme song: Battle theme: Other: (other things that may have changed after the abduction [specify if this is the case], random stuff that isn’t categorized above) More will be added to this.