"Chasing Shadows" Ooc and Signups

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  1. Hello and Welcome!

    Chasing Shadows is a Roleplay in which magic and Demons are common throughout the world, however they manage to hide themselves rather well. Humans, after all, have become powerful, numerous, and are easily frightened... but this isn't enough to stop the occasional Demon-involved crime, and such crimes have been going up in frequency, thus setting the stage for the story of Silver Team, the Iron Talons, and the Ardent Knights.​

    Silver Team
    Silver Team was once a part of the ardent knights, but separated during the early 1800's. It acts as a (for lack of a better term) police-force, making sure that Demons don't kill or terrorize mortals, or that mortals not in Silver Team don't go Demon hunting themselves and get themselves killed. It is made up of Humans and Demons.
    It's goal is to make sure that Demons and Mortals can coexist without major conflict.

    Iron Talons
    The Iron Talons is a relatively new Faction, made up entirely of Demons, and founded in 1945. It's goal is to greatly increase Demon influence in Mortal affairs, by any means necessary. They seek to eliminate Silver Team and the Ardent Knights. Their ruthlessness because for the leader of the Iron Talons, it's a race against time... Take charge of the Humans before they destroy the world.

    Ardent Knights
    The Ardent Knights are an organization that dates back to the 1100's. They specialize in hunting and eliminating Demonic threats to Humanity. They are made up entirely by humans, and many of those humans have had negative experiences with Demons beforehand. They have contributed to much of the research and technology used by Silver Team, and can use magic artifacts to help them combat threats. Though they show little tolerance for Demonic forces, they don't actively hunt any Demons until they make their presence known.
    Demon Classification:
    Demons are generally separated into three categories, Humanoid, Beasts, and Spirits.
    Beast and Spirits are non-sapient, and rampage indiscriminately, and Humanoid are classed by Silver Team into three categories; Safe, Dangerous, and Unregistered.
    Humanoids may have the ability to turn in to or command a Beast or Spirit.
    Human Character Sheet;
    Name:
    Age:
    Gender:
    Appearance: (Picture, description, or both.)
    Personality: (Short summary.)
    Gear: (Equipment.)
    Faction: (Silver Team or Ardent Knights.)
    Reason For Joining:
    Backstory: (Optional)
    Misc: (Optional)

    Demon Character Sheet.
    Name:
    Visible Age:
    Actual Age:
    Gender:
    Appearance:
    Personality:
    Powers:
    Weaknesses:
    Faction:
    Reason For Joining:
    Backstory:
    Misc:
    Classification:​
     
    #1 Dahrinn, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015
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    "Vroom! Vroom! Ahaha, no one's faster than me!"

    Name:
    Subaru

    Visible Age:
    ???

    Actual Age:
    50

    Gender:
    ???

    Appearance:
    Subaru's current body is that of the motorcycle displayed above. His faceplate resembles a cartoonistic skull shape which has a mouth that can open and close at will. He is a little more red than the above picture depicts.

    Personality:

    Powers:
    As a possessed motorcycle, his primary ability is motorcycle physiology. I think we all know what that is. Multiply it by ten. Add wall-crawling and enhanced jumping and dexterity. That's your motorcycle.
    His speed is most extreme and unquestionable, at Mach 1 speeds, which is approximately thrice the speed of sound. He'll need to accelerate to that speed though, plus reaching 500 metres per second will start to make him overheat. By extension, he can generate sonicbooms.
    He can launch hellfire from his mouth to act as a far-range attack, and his high-speed tackles are his close-range crashes.
    He's durable by motorcycle standards and can survive car accidents.
    He can conjure and solidify aura-based tendrils from the aura emitting from his body, mostly his mouth, although this is mostly used to make up for the lack of hands. It can be used as some sort of grappling hook as well.

    Weaknesses:
    He is pretty reckless.
    Due to his shape and battle style, his movement can be easily disoriented if you manage to land a hit, preferably on the side.
    His well being depends on the inanimate host's well being, much like a demon possessing a human's body. For example, it'll be pretty painful if you manage to dent him.
    He's a little arrogant and tends to underestimate opponents and overestimate his limits.

    Faction:
    Silver Team

    Reason For Joining:
    He wishes to stop his brother's evil ways, as well as stop the evils of urban legends, from Aka Mantou to the vicious Fatal Fare AKA his brother. He also wishes to protect harmless urban legends like Hanako-chan of the toilet, whom he implies to have a crush on.

    Backstory:
    A yokai by the name of Honda was a being who disguised himself as a guide to trick humans into getting lost in forests and finding the gates to the underworld. However, as the times passed, his tricks were less effective.
    It was time for him to retire and pass his skills on to his two children - Subaru and Toyota. These two children were smart and were great pranksters like their father. Both of them improvised tricks that have never been done by their father before - utilising vehicles.
    Toyota's pranks turned into murder as he used his trickery to guide unsuspecting hitchhikers into the gates of hell. Subaru, limited only by pranks, could not tolerate his older sibling's evil ways, and much later, reputation as an urban legend. As such, Subaru chose to go against his older sibling's ways in order to stop Toyota's harmful tricks.

    Misc:
    He has never revealed his supposed 'human form'.
    He has been equipped with a holographic projecter which projects a holographic rider called 'Riderguy'.
    He has never abandoned his motorcycle body ever since he first got it. His brother, on the other hand, has continuously switched bodies.
    He sometimes lets himself indoors.

    Classification:
    Safe​
     
    #2 Crow, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  3. Say, is it alright if my first character is a sentient possessed motorcycle with no (known) human form?

    Also, is there a limit to technology levels?
     
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    Name:
    Terra Theodora Thomas

    Visible Age:
    25

    Actual Age:
    25-1000 years. It's unclear. (Actual age is 926 for the demon and 28 for the girl, but is unknown to Terra at this time. The current Terra is 25 years old.)

    Gender:
    Female

    Personality:
    Responsible, and a good worker. Terra's work ethic is very good despite her constant whining and lack of care when it comes to her desk and her room. A huge nerd, her room is decorated with posters of video game characters, anime, and book covers. When not expected to serve it's easy to find her in her room playing one game or another. It's easy to get her talking on this topic.

    When it comes to work, however, she executes her job quickly and efficiently as possible. She's all business and more importantly, she's good at it. If not for the demon coming into her life, Terra had every chance to be a police officer or make detective fairly early in her life.

    Powers:
    Summon Keres: Can summon a scythe, it's enchanted so that people and demons who 'deserve to die' burn while others can be merely cut. It's named Keres, after the Greek God of violent death.

    Peak Physical Condition: Due to the possession Terra has attained a physical condition that is the maxed out strength for the average human being.

    Doesn't age.

    Weaknesses:
    Can still be killed by any normal means for a human, with the exception being old age.

    Doesn't age, but without proper care of her body can fall to any heart illnesses that can come with being out of shape, even if she doesn't look it.

    Probably has other powers, but can't access them because she doesn't remember them.

    At random times becomes more unstable and loses all sense. Most of the time she is in extreme pain during these episodes.

    Faction:
    Silver Team

    Reason For Joining:
    They have the most possibility of figuring out what happened.

    Backstory:
    A possession gone wrong, it became a fusing of a human soul and a demon soul when both souls were of equal strength and shattered. The souls eventually fused together, and the body that the demon inhabits is now neither human nor fully demon. Also because of the human soul, Terra has more empathy than most other demons.

    Misc:
    Is housed by Silver Team for monitoring purposes.

    Classification:
    Unstable.
     
    #4 Karyra, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  5. Demon:


    Name:
    Hephaus (Often referred to as the Mastersmith)
    Visible Age:
    16
    Actual Age:
    644
    Gender:
    F
    Appearance:
    [​IMG]
    Personality:
    Hephaus is a quiet and logical person. She's not one for jokes and often acts cold and with indifference, even to people she cares about. She isn't concerned with what people think of her, and a lot of people assume that the reason her human form is so young is simply due to her watching far too much anime, which is one of her favourite passtimes.

    Powers:
    She's called Mastersmith for a reason. She is one of the few people who can fully integrate magic and technology to create much more potent items than either alone could ever hope to achieve. Her weapons especially are world-renowned and sufficiently rare that only the richest people possess them. Each weapon is specially tailored to it's owner's unique magical signature, and will not function properly if it is wielded by anyone else without her re-tuning the item.

    Weaknesses:
    Hephaus possesses no direct magical talent, and all of her skill comes from her mastery of her own equipment.

    Faction:
    Officially factionless, although tends to align herself with Iron Talon.

    Reason For Joining:
    Hephaus sees the nature of Humans as something for scientific study, and control, if necessary, and she can achieve this most easily through Iron Talon.

    Backstory:
    I haven't thought of one yet.

    Misc:
    ---

    Classification:
    Safe
     
  6. Subaru's all done. Expect Nozomi.
     
  7. I'm guessing Subaru is a motor vehicle brand too?
     
  8. Yes. Yes it is.

    I ran out of names.
     
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    Demon Character Sheet.

    Name: Gévaudan Morrison

    Visible Age: 23

    Actual Age: 32

    Gender: Male

    Faction: Silver team

    Reason For Joining: Wants to build a world in which his Human sister can live in peace and
    without fear for dangerous demons and humans alike.

    Classification: Safe
    Personality: A Demon with a fondness for human culture, easily sympathising with their customs.
    He was easily drawn into humans fashion and so developed an eye for the aesthetic, both seeing
    people by the way they look and how they are by nature. At times he can be a troublemaker,
    instigating conflict more than solving it and can be seen enjoying it depending
    the context and the way he is involved in the issue itself. Despite his regular behaviour
    he means no harm to his peers and wishes to establish coexistence between Demons and Humans.

    Powers: Mostly his power is composed by his Beast demon super physic capable to outrun some vehicles,
    strength to fissure concrete or lifting steel beams, reflexes to even catch a professional
    fast baseball pitch, agility to outdo a parkourist and endurance enough to withstand a
    fall from a six store building. He also possesses heigtened senses of hearing, smelling, sight
    and taste more acute than those of a human. Gévaudan body has a faster long term healing factor
    (what a person would take a month or two to heal up he takes 2 weeks). His beast form includes
    sharp long nails and denture. All of the listed so far are traits that he inherits while
    on his full beast form, however Gévaudan is capable to shift into a human, at the cost of
    concealing a considerable portion of his power (70% or so.) and can still control
    momentary partial shifts between both Builds to access a part of his kept power.

    Weaknesses: His powers are affected by the time of the day, given he can only reach his peak
    during the night and his weakest moment is in plain Day (12:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. accordingly).
    This means the closer to night time the more capable he becomes, this is due to some sort of
    connection the moon and the demon world share. Another reason for him favoring the night is
    because of the aspect of his true form, given most humans don´t accept demons openly, he is
    forced to mantain appearances which can at times be compromising.​
    Backstory:

    Gévaudant is the son of a couple of french demons. A long time ago his father a, member
    of the Iron Talons, classified as a dangerous Demon due to his tendency of taking trips to simply
    prey on humans and eventually retired from this organization. It is because of this nightly activities
    were being resumed by the man that Gévaudant at 14 years of age and his mother abandoned
    him and moved to the United States, deciding he was not a good example for Gévaudant.

    As they settled and Gévaudant was receiving formal education, his mother married a Human Male
    and by the time he grew to be 16 years old his sister, Claire Morrison the human, was born. Much like
    her Father had been able to accept the demons, Claire was fully capable to do the same making it
    easy for the siblings to get along.


    As he hit human puberty the social circumstances made the boy develop a rebellious nature
    without justification, perhaps because he at some point looked up to his true father and indeed went
    out to prey on humans, being antagonized by the Ardent Knights in multiple instances. It was in one
    of this excursions that Claire obstaculized him and became injured as colateral of his beast like
    behaviour, loosing a leg in the process. It was this event that made him reflect on his actions
    and repent for it ever happening. Kindly enough she forgave him, but established a condition,
    which consisted in not pursuing humans nor demons in such a way ever again.

    It is so that eventually Gévaudant answers an invitation he received to the Silver Team and joins
    with firm conviction, becoming a reliable asset to the search of Human and Demonic Coexistence.
    Currently he lives in his own apartment and once in a while visits or picks up his sister
    from school.

    Misc:
    Although it´s been 18 years since he lived in france he still holds to his former
    accent when pronunciating "c", "r" and "n".

    Opossed to the belief that clothes would break when shifting sizes and forms,
    his simply seem to blend in, dissapearing untill he shifts back into a human.​
     
  10. Hephaus, Subaru, and Gevaudan are accepted.

    As for limits in technological levels, you can get pretty advanced if you want.
     
  11. Say, what are the maximum number of characters?
     
  12. [​IMG]

    Name:
    Yamamoto Nozomi

    Age:
    15

    Gender:
    Female

    Appearance:
    She is 139 centimetres tall and is ridiculously flat. No matter the outfit, she always wears a labcoat.

    Personality:
    Yamamoto Nozomi is described as arrogant and proud. She is enjoys displaying her abilities to others, without care for safety. In other words, she is what is defined as 'reckless'. She is not only willing, but wanting to help others with her inert talent for machines.

    Gear:
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    To summarize this, this is a very powerful, versatile one-of-a-kind machine known as the DB Unit 62. There is only one in the world. It can assume one of ten forms at a time, but is very powerful. It may gain more forms in future. If runs on three power sources - steampunk, electricity and magic.

    Mk62 Hybrid Type Cannon - a powerful guncannon-like form that launches napalm bombs and laser bullets. It can also charge and fire laserbeams, if given enough time. It can also fire other kinds of basic bombs, from stink bombs to adhesive goo. Laser bullets can be altered into magic-based elemental bullets of earth, water, wind and fire.
    Mk62 Hybrid Type Slayer - a sharp, long, large blade that can be veiled with burning photons for increased damage. It is capable of creating sonicbooms if swung fast enough.
    Mk62 Hybrid Type Barrier - a shield-like structure that is able to veil itself with photons for enhanced protection, making it extra difficult to break through. It can create a spherical barrier around the immediate area, used for protection.
    Mk62 Photon Type Sonic - a unique device akin to a megaphone, capable of amplifying sound waves to much greater levels. The great soundwaves are great for intimidation and blasting opponents away, as well as reaching out to others.
    Mk62 Steampunk Type Smoke - It launches smoke that can distract one by temporarily blurring vision and temporarily blocking nasal passageways. Used mainly for distraction or to escape.
    Mk62 Arcane Type Cleric - A mode that resembles a small rest station or non-mobile cannon station. Utilised for healing. The Effects can be reversed on opponents, where the opponent's health is used to replenish the mana of the device
    Mk62 Photon Type Tempest - It is able to function as a taser at close range, or extend its tendrils to deliver a nasty shock. At a far range, when loaded with metallic bullets or any metallic object, it works as a coilgun or railgun
    Mk62 Steampunk Type Pyro - a flamethrower-like form that... launches flames at opponents.
    Mk62 Arcane Type Cryo - a blast of magic-powered cold from this staff-like structure can reduce temperatures and freeze opponents. On the other hand, a power glove that has identical functions to the staff is formed, except it only works close-range.
    Mk62 Hybrid Type Engine Cycle - It may look like a regular motorcycle, but it is able to move at speeds beyond even a race car, and even create sonicbooms. It has displayed the ability to scale walls.

    Faction:
    While neutral in terms of faction, she is occasionally hired by both the Ardent Knights and the Silver Team to perform jobs

    Backstory:
    Beyond being the heir of Yamamoto Corps, little information is known about her. She will occasionally share stories with her clients, though.

    Misc:
    Yamamoto Nozomi is the daughter of Dr. Yamamoto Kenshin, current CEO of Yamamoto Corps. Yamamoto Corps is known for providing various Hunter organisations technology and gaining huge profits. Such organisations including - The Helsings. St George Academia. Round Table. And most importantly, the Ardent Knights.
    Yamamoto Nozomi has great skill in machinery, and is willing to show it off. She creates self destructing spydrones in her free time. Her skill is great enough to create machinery from simple scraps.
    She is always accompanied by mobile machinery.
    She has met Subaru before.​
     
    #12 Crow, May 27, 2015
    Last edited: May 28, 2015
  13. Done with my sheet, at last.
     
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    Name: Madeline "Maddie" Smith
    Visible Age: 23
    Actual Age: Unknown
    Gender: Female
    Personality: Maddie is playful and easily amused most of the time, even when everyone else is in a serious mood. This doesn't mean she lacks depth or emotion most of the time, she just doesn't care to express somber feelings or rage if she doesn't need to. It is unflattering after all and detracts from the naive appearance she carries on her face most of the time. For all of that however she is loyal to her friends, the few she counts as worth it.
    Powers:
    Soul Magic: Some magics burn deep to the soul and ask a high price depending on what is asked for. If one were to say magic is not a toy they would be referring to this kind of magic. Maddie is able to drain souls from their bodies and use it to heal or harm, but with every use of this magic she becomes a little more addicted to magic use. It is said the euphoria can be so great that the user will constantly desire to drain the life force of others magically.

    Charm Magic: Maddie is able to influence others to do what she wants magically speaking. With humans and weak willed demons she can hijack their will, even going so far as to have them do things they would not normally do. With demons it varies from species to species the effectiveness of the magic. Some are simply too stupid to be influenced and some are of too strong a will.
    Cunning: When one lives for centuries and has enemies survival favors the cunning and the strong. A law is nothing but an important tradition if it is not enforced and so the strong maintain order by force, but she favors a different tactic. Using her wits she has managed to build a network of those she can ask for favors in exchange for something in return. Granted she doesn't like many in her business and this is usually a last ditch effort on her part after resorting to....
    Firearms: Maddie is a good shot, but prefers to not get her hands dirty. Being part of Team Silver she has been practicing with their use in order to subdue targets that are physically vulnerable if need be.
    Shapeshift (Appearance): "What form do you desire most?" Maddie is able to change her appearance to suit her. Vanity is a weakness to some, but she enjoys its manifestation. She can't change her skeletal structure or enhance her senses on any level, but some days you just feel like blondes have more fun.

    Weaknesses: As much as Maddie likes to pretend, she is not a fighter and it shows when compared to professional assassins and others if one were observe closely. Her powers in fact favor running away and she tends to do so, assisting from a safe distance, designating herself as support. This can be much to the annoyance of others that she isn't the bravest among demons either. "I may steal hearts and souls, but I am no killer. Getting by another day is good enough. Coward or not."
    Faction: Silver Team
    Reason For Joining: Maddie is not without enemies of her own. She used to be a con artist among demons and humans and for that has enemies and friends both. She desires a co-existence among the two so that she may carry on, amusing herself as she will. This may seem selfish on the surface, but in her mind the greater good is still being accomplished, just with a cut on the side for her.
    Backstory: Maddie has roamed from place to place for a number of years. She never stays in one place too long, the nature of her former profession being one where a recognizable M.O. is a bad thing, even with her shape shifting magic. She has little to no memory of her parents, only that she grew up in the company of a small crew of grifting demons, learning their trade in exchange for being a distraction or pickpocket.

    She was caught a few times, but escaped or called in a favor to fix her problem. She is no killer like she says, but has no problems letting others get their hands dirty on her account and for payment. She keeps this a secret, having any number of identities available to her at any time and if need be she could disappear into a major city without so much as a trail to follow.

    Her latest identity is Madeline Smith, an orphan who grew up in the system and is just trying to get by with her life after being let down by anyone she trusted for most of it. The humans seem to eat it up, but demons are more than skeptical of her lack of history in any one area for more than a few decades.
    Misc:
    Classification: Safe
     
    #14 Esper, May 28, 2015
    Last edited: May 28, 2015
  15. Hey, are there any spots left open for Silver Team or no? If not I have other character ideas for the other factions but I'd really like a Silver Team character.
     
  16. I don´t really think there is a limit to how many people can join a faction really.
     
  17. There isn't a limit to faction members.

    Also, I'm thinking the maximum amount of characters a single player can control is four.

    All current posted characters are accepted.
     
  18. Name: Angelica Bradford

    Age: 24

    Female

    Appearance: 5'10" and 170 lbs. The most striking thing about Angelica's appearance is her hair. Namely, the fact that it's become prematurely snow white. Other things that one might notice are the square-rimmed glasses in front of her green eyes, and a nasty scar on her right palm.

    Personality: Calm and quiet, Angelica never makes a decision without considering all the options. She's a bit of a loner, but will spend time with people if pressured to do so
    .
    Equipment: A small black notebook with magical spells and glyphs written in it, and a .308 rifle.

    Faction: Silver Team

    Reason for Joining: Wanted to prove that humans and demons could coexist.

    Miscellaneous: Has mastered several small spells, such as low-grade telekinesis and pyrokinesis. Is starting to learn blood magic.


    Name: Sariel

    Apparent Age: 24

    Actual Age: She won't say anything more specific than "Several thousand, but it's nothing good makeup can't fix."

    Female

    Appearance: See Angelica, but with blood-red eyes

    Personality: Much more friendly and outgoing than her host, Sariel is rather bubbly in personality. On the rare instances she gets upset or angry, she has a tendency to snark rather than fly into destructive rages.

    Powers: True Possession. Normally, Angelica and Sariel work together as two beings in one body. However, in desperate situations, Sariel takes over Angelica's physical body, though as per the terms of their contract, she needs Angelica's express consent to do so. The benefits to this are minor boosts to Angelica's strength, speed and durability, and most importantly, access to the rest of Sariel's powers. The downside is that the power takes a toll on Angelica's body, and after twenty minutes, Sariel has to relinquish control to save her damaged host. At this point, Angelica will need to rest for several minutes before she can do much of anything.

    Memory Theft: Sariel can steal memories from those she touches. To do this, she grabs the victim's skull. If she has several seconds, she can rifle through the victim's memories and take specific ones. She can recall these memories with perfect clarity centuries later, while the victim doesn't even realize they've forgotten anything in the first place. If speed is more important than subtlety, on the other hand, she can steal all the target's memories in a mass data dump, leaving them a drooling vegetable.

    Plague: Sariel is a plague demon by nature, and as such, she can infect targets with diseases from the common cold to deadly viruses. She can only target one person at a time, and that person must be within ten feet of her. Regardless of the disease, it takes about two minutes for symptoms to manifest. Her diseases can spread normally once symptoms appear.

    Weaknesses: Being a fairly weak demon, Sariel needs a living vessel to occupy in order to remain on the material plane. In other words, if something kills Angelica, Sariel is going back downstairs, whether she likes it or not.

    Faction: Silver Team

    Reason for joining: Had to come along with Angelica

    Miscellaneous: Being as old as she is, Sariel has learned a large deal about both theoretical and practical magic, and has taken it upon herself to be Angelica's personal magic tutor.

    Classification: Safe


    Combined Backstory: The odd relationship started three years ago. Angelica had been diagnosed with a terminal tumor. The doctors gave her six months, tops. Angelica, however, wasn't about to go out with a whimper, so she conjured Sariel. The demon, for her part, was rather kind towards humans, seeing spreading sickness as her job rather than something to do for fun. She'd even worked with Silver Team before, back in the twenties. In any case, Angelica needed healing, and Sariel needed a vessel.

    The rest was just working out the fine print of a contract.

    Angelica and Sariel joined Silver Team soon after, and they've become valued combat members in recent years. Angelica prefers to hang back and shoot her gun, though she's slowly becoming more confident in her magic. Sariel, meanwhile, specializes in using her powers for intelligence gathering and assassinating dangerous targets.
     
  19. Angelica and Sariel are accepted.

    I will be posting the leaders of the three factions soon.

    (Some Iron Talons and Ardent Knight characters would be appreciated.)
     
  20. I honestly would, but creating multiple characters tends to take away my concentrated effort into a character, specially if they belong to factions who are oposite to one another.
     
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