IC Thread ~ BY INVITATION ONLY - Childhood Demons IC Everything was black. The last thing you remember was dying. Is this what it was like to be dead..? You hear chanting, or is that singing..? Cracking open an eye you see a woman with long, silver hair leaning over you. She is smiling. You ask her how you are alive. "It was not yet your time, young one... " She responds, her smile growing. "Do not fret, you are my child now.." She tells you. You sit up and see a young girl standing behind the woman. Was she like you to..? "I see you have noticed Tacey. She is my child as well.. She will explain what has happened to you, right darling..?" She glances behind her to the young girl. "Yes mother.." She says stepping closer to you. She is smiling as well. "Greetings. I wish to welcome you to your new life." You notice that her voice sounds melodic. It almost has this calming effect that makes you feel less apprehensive about the situation. "You are a child now." She says softly. You open your mouth to say something, but she continues speaking. "Being someone who has died before your time has allowed my mother to resurrect you as a child. A child is someone who has come back from the grave to get their revenge on the one that had killed them. You may notice minor differences in your appearance and that you may have gained some new abilities. I simply can not wait to see what your abilities are.." You are about to ask her what kind of abilities when she smiles at you again before humming a soft tune. It's so beautiful... you just want to close your eyes and relax... You feel everything going black again before you feel a soft hand on your shoulder. "Like that." Tacey says. "That is my ability used in a lesser manner.. Did you feel it..?" She asks you, her head tilted slightly. You nod at her and her smile grows. She then steps back as the woman steps forward again. "Welcome to your new life, young one." She says warmly. "I am Almira. May I ask you your name and how you perished...?" ~~~~~~~ "How terrible..." She says, shaking her head. "Don't worry, you will get your revenge one day, little one.." She tells you before backing away and motioning to the girl. "Tacey will take you to camp and help you get situated... If you have any questions, ask her.." The woman slowly faded into the shadows. You blink in disbelief before climbing to your feet. Tacey motions for you to follow her. As you follow the girl through the forest, you can't help but think to yourself about how you'd now solved the mystery of what killed people in the woods. You chuckle at the thought. Tacey leads you into a small clearing. Along the edges of the clearing are little hut-like structures. You notice more children and teenagers milling about. "Welcome." She says, turning to smile at you before pointing to a little hut. "You will stay there. Please make yourself at home." She tells you before wandering over to speak with another child. You guessed it was time to start your new life... ~~~~~~~ Character Sheet Name- Age- Personality- Bio- Special Abilities- Other- Mine Name- Almira Age- Unknown (Looks in her early twenties) Personality- Secretive and Sneaky. Bio- Unknown. Special Abilities- Unknown Other- Sorceress. Creator of the "children" Acts as a mother, of sorts, to Tacey Name- Madeline Tacey Aria (Tacey) Age- 17 Personality- She used to be very quiet, until she began to look up to Almira. She leads the children, guiding them along the path the her "mother" wants them to take. She is a fierce leader and protects the other children with everything she is able to give. When it comes to her enemies, she is sadistic and gets a thrill from the sight and smell of blood. If you didn't know her before she became a "child" you'd have absolutely no idea that she was a cold blooded killer, hell bent for the blood of her family. Bio- She was raised in one of the wealthier families of the village, living a so called perfect life. Well, that is until she turned fourteen. Three days after her fourteenth birthday, she was abducted for a ransom. Her family, being role models of the village decided not to pay and to call their bluff. The only problem with that plan was the fact that they weren't lying. One month after she went missing, she was found slaughtered in the Dark forest. Her family, deciding to leave her rest where she had been killed, had unknowingly left her body open to be claimed by the sorceress, Almira, who reanimated her body, causing her to be the first "child". Many more followed after her, and she became their leader...... Special Abilities- Her hypnotic voice. She can control people with just the simplest of words. Other- The first "child" and the "children" 's leader. Name- Jett Koritsubasa Age- 18 Personality- Jett is usually very laid back. He is one extremely hard person to piss off. Generally he doesn't much hang around with the group. He will, however, occasionally open his mouth to correct a mistake another 'child' had made. He is the main voice of reason when an argument breaks out, and he is usually the one who ends up putting an end to it. Bio- Jett came from a prestigious clan of assassins of their village, but he was born with a rare heart disease that prevented him from over exerting himself in training. His clan quickly grew tired of catering to his every need and when he was 15 they threw him out into the wilderness to fend for himself, knowing that he lacked the physical ability to do so. He managed to survive on his own for about a month before the strain became to much for him and his heart gave out. When he awoke into his new life as a 'child' Tacey's face was the first to greet him, seeing as she had performed the resurrection chant herself since Almira was not present. Special Abilities- Controls Ice, can animate the ice into small beings (his favorites are butterflies) Other- Was the second 'child' created. Name- Lanny Kashioni Age- 17 Personality- He thinks he's indestructible. He likes running into everything before thinking and usually gets himself hurt, but he does it with a smile on his face, none the less. Lanny is a loud mouth, and that's the nice way of putting it. He think's just because he's close to Tacey that he has a God-given right to run at the mouth, which he doesn't. He can be very over-protective of Tacey, considering that he see's her as his property. Bio- Lanny was among the middle class of society, neither rich enough to make an impact, or poor enough to warrant charity. Lanny and Tacey grew up together as best friends. They were almost always together, and he was devastated when she was killed. He blamed her parents for being morons and he was willing to do anything to see her killers head's on a platter. I guess you could say that it was his own stupidity that killed him because he died trying to go after Tacey's killers by himself and with no weapons. Special Abilities- Control over fire. Name- Rosalie Chimizu Age- 14 Personality- Rosalie is very quiet most of the time. She is very distrusting of people due to the way she was raised. If given the choice between being around others or roaming the woods by herself, she would prefer to be by herself. She's always been this way and it was just made worse by the way she was killed. Bio- Being raised in the higher part of society had it perks, unless you were born a demon. Rosalie was declared a demon at the moment of her birth by the local priest due to her shocking pink eyes. Everyone tried to act normal around her, but most of them failed. They were either skittish in her presence or they tried to ignore her entirely. Through out her life she only had one friend. His name was Johnny and they met in the woods after her tutoring session each day. After awaking from a nightmare one morning, Rosalie couldn't help but feel like something was off that particular day. Her nurse maid dressed her in a black lace dress and the priest did her daily tutoring session instead of her teacher. When she went to roam the town, she found it close to completely empty. Deciding to go into the woods, she found the villagers in a clearing erecting a stake. They were planning on killing her. She fled to her favorite hiding spot. When Johnny stumbled upon her, she believed herself safe. Well, until he buried a knife in her back. She awoke hours later to Almira's chanting. Special Abilities- Opening rifts. Name- Brandon Aika Age- 11 Personality- Very quiet. He doesn't like most of the 'children'. He thinks that he should be dead, and so tries to right the worlds mistake repeatedly. He needs almost constant looking after seeing as he can't be trusted on his own. He doesn't speak much, although he will not hold back his snide remarks full of resentment for being alive. Brandon is a naturally gentle person, so what he has become would naturally revolt him. He doesn't like harming others, in fact, he hates the idea of violence and seeing others perform it makes him sick. Bio- Brandon lived a relatively good life. He had a loving family, a mother who cared for him, and a father who taught him the ways of life and love. He used to say that all the riches in the world meant nothing as long as you had no one to share it with.. He also said that it was not for a mere human to decide who could live and who would die. Everything started going downhill for Brandon when his father died and his mother remarried. She married a horrible man who was a bounty hunter. He constantly took Brandon with him on his raids, and every time a fight would break out or blood was shed, Brandon would become sick to his stomach. Eventually, his step-father grew tired of him and simply beat him to death on the way home from one of his assignments. His mother was told that he was killed by one of the Kori Clan. Special Abilities- Powers over animals and other wild beings. He can communicate with them and convince them to aid him in whatever purpose he needs fulfilled at that time. Other- To put it in modern terms, I guess you could say that he's suicidal... Accepted Characters Almira ~ Unknown ~ Sorceress ~ Helena Sky Madeline Tacey Aria ~ 17 ~ Hypnotic and Enchanting Voice ~ Helena Sky Jett Koritsubasa ~ 18 ~ Control Over Ice ~ Helena Sky Lanny Kashioni ~ 17 ~ Control Over Fire ~ Helena Sky Rosalie Chimizu ~ 14 ~ Opens Rifts ~ Helena Sky Brandon Aika ~ 11 ~ Speaks to and Controls Animals ~ Helena Sky Melody Pearl Nottingham ~ 17 ~ Weather Manipulation ~ Princess Poisoned Rose Suko Tiuri ~ 14 ~ "Consuming Darkness" ~ Sarokhor Alexander Frolov ~ 15 ~ Third Eye ~ RecentlyInsaneRussian Harmony Jones ~ 7 ~ Empath ~ AmerillaRose Beauty Yosei ~ 16 ~ Controls Nature ~ beautie Jin Hanamura ~ 17 ~ Paper Charms with Effects ~ beautie Eric Lance ~ 18 ~ Mental Blasts ~ Petricus Euryale Rules 1. Obvious. No god-modding. 2. Respect the other people. If your character wants to bitch slap another character and cuss them out, go right ahead. If you want to bitch slap another person and cuss them out, take it out of the thread and preferably to a moderator. I'm not going to handle your petty arguments. At least not nicely. 3. Damn, shit, ass, etc... If you don't like it, don't continue because there is going to be much more of it in the future. 4. Literacy. Learn the word. Love it. Because I do. I'm not going to go all grammar Nazi on you, just please... please... respect the English language... After all. Good grammar is the difference between helping you Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse. I will behave. Until i 2ee 2hiit liike thii2. OR SHIT LIKE THIS. I do not want to feel like I am being screamed at through text. I, however, will not murder you for one or two misspellings. Everyone makes mistakes. I understand this. Just, like I said. Please don't abuse the English language. It is a beautiful thing. 5. One liners are the enemy. Can we have at least a paragraph? Is that too much to ask? If I see a single sentence post, I will go beyond flipping my shit. I understand writer's block is a common issue, just please don't drop below three sentences. 6. If you have read these rules in their complete glory, please put "Almira is Mother" in your character sheet. If I do not see this, you do not get accepted. Plain and simple. I will tell you that you can have a place once you've read the rules. 7. All characters must be approved by me before joining the role play. This is to prevent stupidity and, once more, to prevent shit flipping. 8. Each person is allowed to have two characters. All characters must be "children" ((Also 18 and under)) Any other character aside from Almira will be an NPC. 9. If you are gone for more than a week without giving me a valid reason before you disappear, you will be removed from the RP. We're not all waiting on one person, we want to keep moving. If you are going on vacation or something tell me before you leave. 10. @Petricus Euryale has the same power I do. Listen to him like you'd listen to me. He's my fiance and partner in crime. His words are law just like mine are.