Celestial Avians You are different. You have known that ever since you were a child and your tattoo first appeared. A silver map of lines and dots upon your skin whose meaning had eluded you for the longest time. And then, one day, you found it. Your tattoo. In the sky. Not long after your discovery, your parents enrolled you in a boarding school located in Montana. The place was beautiful. The buildings themselves were exquisite and expertly built. The scenery was breathtaking; surrounded by lush forests and tall mountains. And yet... something felt off. Eerie, almost. But you had classes to focus on, and so you pushed the feeling out of your mind. It returned however, when you saw another teen with a silver tattoo. There are others like you. And you want to find them. However, there are also others like you that you do not know about. They bear the silver tattoos, but their intentions are far more grim... Plot You are a teenaged human now residing in Montana at a prestigious boarding school called Night Branch Academy. There are students here from varying backgrounds and places. Honestly, it's a bit overwhelming, but you'll adjust. You recently discovered that your mysterious tattoo was that of a Latin bird constellation. And you've also learned that some of the other students here have similar tattoos. You've decided to seek them out to find out what they know about the strange tattoos. You've also noticed that recently, strange things are happening at Night Branch. It gets dark out far quicker than it should at the end of summer. Strange animals have been seen prowling the academy grounds at night. And against your better judgment, you're determined to find out the cause. Constellations - Birds The birds are naturally champions of good and light, hoping to return the world to balance in times of darkness and unrest. There are nine birds in total, with Phoenix as the leader. Aquila, the Eagle: Jory, played by a1joryj Apus, the Bird of Paradise: Soule, played by Pandamonium Columba, the Dove: Selene, played by Manakete Pavo, the Peacock: Kenna, played by Adira Corvus, the Crow: Brennan, played by Ace Cygnus, the Swan: Eva, played by Intricate Fabulist Grus, the Crane: Shai'ahn, played by Phi Chisym Phoenix, the Firebird: Philomena, played by ResolverOshawott Tucana, the Toucan: Caelus, played by InfinitExel Gallus, the Rooster: reserved, played by Phaz Noctua, the Owl: reserved, played by Phi Chisym Constellations - Serpents The serpents are bringers of darkness and death, always seeking the plunge the world into chaos. They are stronger than the birds and far less pure. There are five serpents in total, with Opiuchus as the leader. Draco, the Dragon: Keith, played by dreamthief Hydra, the Water Serpent: Monica, played by Phi Chisym Hydrus, the Water Snake: Whitaker, played by Ace Opiuchus, the Serpent Holder: Winter, played by Intricate Fabulist Serpens, the Serpent: Eden, played by Whirlwind Roleplay Rules No controlling of others' characters unless you have permission from them. No killing another character unless you and the character's roleplayer have both agreed to it. Please inform us if you're going to be absent for an extended period of time. Swearing is allowed. Use it when you want, but refrain from overuse. Please don't go into overly sexual scenes in this roleplay. This isn't the place for that. Currently in the roleplay... 12/26/2014 - Signups have begun. 12/29/2014 - The roleplay has begun!