"The human whose name is written in this note shall die." A new age of mankind has dawned. The vast majority of the world's worst criminals are dead, all thanks to Light Yagami, also known as Kira. This golden age is seemingly perfect for the ignorant masses. Little do they know of the dark things done to keep their paradise. Little are they aware that their world was forged by the deaths of thousands in one of the greatest mass-murders in all of human history. Yet the human world isn't the only one going through a sudden change. There is also the Shinigami Realm. It is a place of darkness, and more importantly, boredom. The deformed beings that inhabit the realm are known only as Shinigami. They are the gods of death. The Shinigami have found themselves in a state of egregious boredom; no longer does gambling and watching the activities of humans appeal to them. And in mass defiance against the Shinigami King, a vast number of Death Notes have fallen into the human world through a dark portal. These wicked notebooks have the power to kill, only by writing the name of any human inside them. It was this very kind of weapon that Kira had used to forge his perfect world. However, it came with a price. There were many whom were disgusted with Kira's actions. The death toll for criminals had spiked at an unimaginable rate. The first person to actively defy this murder's will was none other than L, the greatest detective who ever lived. Although he may have died at the hands of the Death Note, L's legacy continues to live on. Humanity remains unaware that L ever died. Instead, the detective's memory lives on in his pupil Near. For a time after Kira's death, almost everyone had assumed that the killings would finally end and the world could go back to normal. They were wrong. In order to ease their boredom, the Shinigami had ensured that their Death Notes were found by only the most "interesting" of humans. What could happen when these individuals find the most destructive weapon ever created? What will they do to their fellow human beings? Shall the reign of Kira start anew, or will the world be plunged in a different kind of domination? The choice is yours. But it must be said that your agenda will not go unnoticed. Those with an equal commitment to justice are fully dedicated to stopping the murders caused by the Death Note, even if they are not aware of the methods employed. Two years have passed since Kira's death, and two years have gone for those notes to be found. Humanity must define the nature of justice again as a war of intellect rages in the background. Premise (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Premise (open) Premise (close) This entire story revolves around the conflict between the note-users and those dedicated to stopping them. Players can choose to be a Death Note user, a detective, or a civilian. The setting is in 2015, so everything is placed within modern times. This RP is based off of the anime, not the manga. There can be story references between the two due to their similarities, but nothing extreme. In order to protect your own life, it is your task to outwit your opponents and defeat them through intellect. Character Sheets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Sheets (open) Character Sheets (close) C.S. for Death Note user: Name: Alias (optional): Age: Gender: Personality: Appearance: History: Shinigami who will accompany you: Occupation (ex.-job): C.S. for Investigator: Real name: Alias (required): Age: Gender: Personality: Appearance: History: Law enforcement organization (ex.-CIA/FBI) C.S. for Civilian: Name: Personality: Age: Gender: Personality: Appearance: History: Occupation: Opinion towards the murder of criminals: Rules (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Rules (open) Rules (close) 1. No god-modding, bullying out-of-character, "Mary-Sue" characters, or spam. 2. OP (me) always has the final say in rejecting applications or pointing out rule-breaking. 3. No playing as official characters from the Death Note anime or Manga. Originals only. 4. Characters can die. This is self-explanatory. Don't expect Deus-Ex-Machina to save you when the other characters figure out your name, but I'll still ensure no god-modding on their part. 5. Romance is permitted, though smut must be kept in spoilers or private messages. 6. All Death Note-users must have a Shinigami to accompany them. 7. Shinigami cannot reveal the names of other characters. 8. Investigators are not fully aware of the Death Note's existence initially. 9. If you cannot continue playing due to boredom or other issues, please kill off your characters or end their story. 10. Please be aware of all the official rules of the Death Note itself. 11. No Shinigami Eyes. This is to prevent unfair RP'ing and god-modding.