. It is both alive and not. It is everywhere, but nobody notices. It came about 17 years ago. There was a group of people who had found a cave on an island about five miles off the southwestern coast of Alaska. Some archaeologists went to check it out and found a large room that was carved out of the cave long ago. The back wall had a large circular part with symbols and pictures on it. The table in the center had an old iron helmet on it with a spike on top made of some kind of bone. There were no more reports on it after that and within a week, the news reported a wave of a dark purple mass making its way towards Canada. All it ever did was pass over and keep moving. It made its way south through L.A. and continued south until it reached the bottom of South America and disappeared off the southern coast, never to be seen again. It is The Taint. The taint brought its children with. In each town that The Taint passed through, many random pregnancies were reported. The children have violent tendencies. Some are in jail for murder. These children often have a better metabolism and rapid muscle growth. These days, the tainted are discriminated against. More often than not, people try to kill them. The tainted have almost no physical alterations except their eyes are often brighter and/or change color along with having a purple birth mark on their body in the shape of sleep thorns. The Tainted have voices in their heads. Some of them are violent and some are caring and kind. Depends on the person. In Character Thread Rules: Don't be an arse. I think that is a given. Don't kill players without permission That being said, multiple characters are allowed if you can keep track of them all Character sheet: Name: Age: (please note that all Tainted will be about 17) Sex: Tainted: (Y/N) Hair: Eyes: Clothing: Other info: Character list: Arsonwolf: Name: Daniel Miller Age: 17 Sex: Male Tainted: Yes Hair: Longish blond. Eyes: Deep purple. Gets brighter when he gets mad. Clothing: Jeans, a white t-shirt, and a leather jacket that is too big for him. Other info: A 6'2" well-built street rat who lives off of what he can steal or, usually, beat out of people. The Taint rings violently in his head, mostly. His thorns are on the back of his right shoulder.