Dream Dive Nightmare Welcome to Dream Dive, the best escape from every day life. Here you can become anything you wish, do anything you’ve thought impossible—in Dream Dive, you can make your own destiny. Plot: Dream Dive was originally created to help people escape to the world of their dreams, a place without physics or gravity, a place mankind could do anything they dreamed possible… however, the program suffered a bug and now some divers don’t travel to their dream world but some place entirely different, some other sphere the residents call: Nightmare. The victims that wind up in this alternate reality take the form they thought up before diving; some remain the same as they did in reality, others change how they want to appear. Unfortunately, unlike Dream Dive, there is no escape from Nightmare. Most divers wake up as a slave on a pirate or familiar in a Steampunk city, some wake up as esteemed alchemists or freaks in a carnival… About Nightmare: Main Locations in Nightmare – Steam City – North. A vast metropolis completely Steampunk. The Sea – West. A bayside town much like old Venice, filled with cliff sides, nice beaches and some waterways. This area is plagued by Pirates. Carnivale – Center. Carnival of the Dammed, a place that is always night, drizzling with rain and home to the “freaks”. Labels – Natives - People who were born in Nightmare. None are human. Residents - People who appeared in Nightmare and have been living there for some time. Newcomers/Rogues - People who are new to Nightmare and haven't found a place to call home. Needed Roles – Pirates Pirate Slaves Taken Roles – Ringmaster Cenota (Player: Axinite) Pirate Captain Tanahii (Player: Nyki) Roles – Pirate Crewmates (specify what ship you’re on) Pirate’s Slaves Circus Freaks – Primarily monsters, ghouls, zombies, vampires, etc. Inventors – Scientists, alchemists, scholars, etc. Familiars – People with minimal animal features, such as animal ears, tail, wings, horns, etc. They must sign a contract with the person they wish to serve. They also have unique abilities. Anything Goes - Whoever, whatever you want! Character Bio Name: Source: (Original or Canon or AU character from what series?) Status: (Native, Resident or Newcomer/Rogue?) Title: (pirate, freak, alchemist, familiar, etc?) Age: Race/Species: Location: (Arrival spot, this is for newcomers/rogues) Gender: Hair: Eyes: Skin: Height: Weight: History: Personality: Abilities: Extras: Perks: Mixes pirates, steampunk, master/slave and partners (Soul Eater style!)! :3 You are welcome to app original, canon or AU characters! Meet the Cast Ringmaster Cenota (Player: Axinite) Name: Cenota Status: Native Title: Ringmaster of the Circus of the Damned Age: Has been around for a while, since the circus was founded. People say he hasn't aged a day since, appears to be 17 yet acts older. Race/Species: Rather similar to a gorgon of Greek mythology (except for the fact he is male). His species is rare in 'civilized' society usually never venturing from the swampy lands where they live, understandably people try to avoid them due to their curse. Location: The Circus of the Damned Gender: Male Hair: It is made of small snakes of varying sizes, the largest one is usually coiled around his neck and about the same width as a persons arm. They vary in color but typically they are dark shades of green and blue. There are a few which are more vibrant colors like orange and red which stand out rather clearly. They are typically moving around/getting tangled but he has a fair amount of control over them, he can see what they see and make them focus on certain things in such a way that a person won't notice. (Cause there are a whole bunch of snakes on his head, hard to pick them apart.) When he gets aggitated his snakes get snippy, sometimes they will all focus on the source of his agitation which is rather scary. Eyes: There isn't anyone who can honestly say what his eyes look like, due to the fact that those who see them turn to stone. It is assumed that they have a magical quality to them that might effect how they appear. He keeps them covered with a cloth that has eyes going around the entirety of it. It is rather long, stopping at his waist. Skin: Covered in olive green scales, gives him a reptilian look. Height: 4' 8'' (kinda short) Weight: 164 (the snakes account for a fair bit of his weight) History: His history is highly tied with that of the Circus of the Damned, he was around when it first began, perhaps he even started it himself. Not much is known about where he lived prior to that, presumably in the place where all Gorgons live. The people he has turned into statues over the years are collected in a statue garden contained in the Circus. The largest one, which can be found near the entrance of the circus, is that of a full sized dragon. Personality: There are only a few certainties about his personality, which can change drastically depending on who he is around. He isn't very loud, talking normally even in the most stressful situations. He tends to think things through, which leads to him often being in thought. He is rather nice to his guests, especially the younger ones who he has sometimes been known to treat with snacks or gifts. He believes he is entitled to everything he wants, especially with people, and doesn't care who gets hurt as long as he gets it. He has high expectations of people but feels pity, not anger, for them when they don't reach them. His moments of kindness and moments of cruelty towards his workers leads to mixed opinions of him in the Carnival. Abilities: Most of his abilities are racial. He naturally has the mysterious ability to turn people who meet his gaze to stone but not much is known about it. He has fangs and it is commonly assumed that they contain a highly toxic poison because people say his snakes do. It is unknown just how his connection with the snakes on his head work but he can see through their eyes as well as command them to attack a certain target. He can move much faster than most which when combined with his other traits makes him a deadly opponent. Extras: 1. He tends to dress formal although his clothes still look a little, ragged. His favorite color combination is brown and red. 2. Sleeps face down to avoid accidentally hurting his snakes. 3. Is left handed 4. When robots meet/scan his eyes they short circuit. Pirate Captain Tanahii (Player: Nyki) Name: Tanahii (TAH-nah-HEE) Status: Native Title: Pirate Captain of the Flying Mirage Age: Appears to be in her mid to late 20's, but is nearing 80. Race/Species: Shapeshifter, Felis family. Gender: Female Hair: In her preferred human form, Tanahii's raven hair flows just past mid-back. Eyes: They change regularly, though they most often settle on a midnight blue. Her crew almost swears it's based on mood, but no one is truly sure. Skin: This changes with the time of day. During high sun, it's a healthy tan. Around midnight, it's more likely to be a dark brown or blue. Height: In human form, she settles around 5'2" and 5'6". While shape shifting, her size can change drastically. Weight: This is somewhat irrelevant. Due to her shapeshifting nature, her actual weight is decided by her in that moment. While she's limited on the forms she can take, she manipulate her density at will. She tends to top out at roughly a ton, however. (Ignore the eyepatch in the photo) History: Tanahii's history is somewhat of a cliche. She grew up on the streets of The Sea, learning her abilities without the help of others. She stowed away on a pirate ship as soon as she had a chance. The captain at the time had attempted to throw her overboard, before she shifted into a housecat and out of the arms of her captors. For the next month or so, she maintained that form and evaded her captors. Tanahii eventually found the pirates' stash of jewels and gold, and began wearing whatever would fit her in this form. The next time the captain saw her, he was so torn between laughter and outrage, he was speechless. A rare feat, that. After immense coaxing and tempting, the crew drew Tanahii out with an offer to join the crew, and she did. Given, there were several more attempts to through the petite girl off the ship, including a small cage, but that was when it became obvious that Tanahii was not limited to a single form. After a week or so of an oversize tiger prowling around the deck (though, granted, she couldn't get rid of the baby paws for years), the attempts stopped. Over the years, her stealth proved more than useful as she worked up the ranks. When the captain was killed during a raid, Tanahii fought tooth and nail for the title of Captain. And at the age of 20, she got it. A few years later, she stopped visually aging. She's been Captain ever since, and seemed not to age a day. No one's really sure about her life span due to the rare and spread out nature of her species. No matter. Tanahii has every intention to live out her life with or without a time limit. Personality: Tanahii initially strikes a person as laid back. Without reason, she doesn't raise her voice, make a fuss, or become violent. However, she does have that capacity, and it's not a general build up. When Tanahii decides she has a reason to get angry, it can take a split second for that to become painfully obvious. And I do mean painful. This applies to everyone, whether crew or not. She keeps a high expectation for her crew, and they meet it. Those who don't... Well, they aren't on the crew anymore. She doesn't shift often, though it's not as if she needs much of a reason to. Shifting is as easy as breathing for her, but her human form is simply so much more convenient. Tanahii also enjoys being underestimated. Cunning is something that comes naturally to her, and low expectations are just oh, so easy to work with. Abilities: As previously mentioned, Tanahii is a shapeshifter. However, her forms are limited to cats. Given, they can essentially be any size, shape, or species of cat, even a mix of species of cats, but they must be cats. She's also skilled in hand-to-hand fighting, sharpshooting, and swords. After all, she was practically raised on a pirate ship. Extra: She hates liars, and is a complete and utter hypocrite. Almost every form she takes is black, unless she consciously makes the effort to change. Which is rare, as she has to have a reason to do so. Sydius - Pirate - (Player: Nekomimist) Name: Sydius Source: Hook AU (from Once Upon a Time) Status: Resident (Dived in Nightmare 10 years ago) Title: Pirate Age: 29 Race/Species: Human Location: The Sea. He had arrived as a slave before making a place for himself and becoming Captain Tanahii’s right-hand man. Gender: Male History: Sydius was eighteen when he arrived but, unfortunately, he never recovered his memory from the Dive and all he’s known is the Sea and his Captain. He has seen pirates, slaves and others come and go, and has remained a loyal man to his boss. Personality: Beneath his calm, witty behavior is a ruthless man who takes pleasure in enslaving, weak and strong, victims and pleasing his Captain. His love for women can sometimes blind him, but not enough to spare their lives if he’s in a foul mood. Abilities: He has practiced hard to become a great shot and cunning swordsman. He is always talented at reading others and the Sea. He also knows how to put that hook hand of his to good use. Extras: N/A Sanguine - Freak -(Player: Nomad) Name: Sanguine (Lor Greaves) Status: Resident Title: Freak Age: 34 Race/Species: Beast Gender: Male Hair: Black. May or may not have a beard. Eyes: Yellow Skin: Caucasian Height: Human: 6 ft 1 ..... Beast: 9 ft 7. Weight: Human: 250 (Very burly guy) ..... Beast: Er... A lot. History: A troubling series of incarcerations, institutionalizations, and stints at rehabilitation facilities lead Lor to undergo a controversial "experimental treatment program." Whether it was bad luck or fate, Lor landed himself in Nightmare. Personality: Jekyll and Hyde type deal. His sudden, unexplainable bouts of rage keep him from knowing others beyond acquaintance level. Secretly, Lor envies the scholars and alchemists. As a man in the human world, he had been of above average intelligence. But, his uncontrollable transformations now keep him from pursuing the delicate ventures of the mind. Abilities: Heightened senses and strength. Null to most poisons. Able to shift in and out of beast form by will (somewhat). Extras: No one in Nightmare knows Lor by his true name. In Carnivale, he goes by Sanguine. Also, the longer Lor remains in his beast form, the harder it becomes for him to change back. When he is not performing he often resides in a cage on the outskirts of the main attractions. This is by his own free will, as he does not like harming those he does not intend. In performances, he will execute amazing feats of strength, change into the beast, etc. <fieldset class="postcontent" style="margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-box-shadow: none !important; border-top-left-radius: 0px !important; border-top-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-left-radius: 0px !important;"><legend style="-webkit-box-shadow: none !important; border-top-left-radius: 0px !important; border-top-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-right-radius: 0px !important; border-bottom-left-radius: 0px !important; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;"> Attached Thumbnails</legend></fieldset> Sable - Familiar -(Player: GeekOut) Name: Sable Status: Native Title: Familiar Age: 14 Race/Species: Fox-type familiar Gender: Female Hair: Mostly black, with some silver and white accents at the tips. Eyes: Normally black, they turn red when she fights. Skin: Pale Height: 4'0" Weight: 70 lbs. History: As far back as she can remember, Sable has been waiting for her companion. Her litter-mates ganged up on her because she was the runt. She grew up dreaming of who she would fight beside, instead of against. While she waited, she worked as a messenger in Steam City, stealing when she had to. She knows most all of the hiding spots, and has put many of them to good use. Personality: Playful and loyal. She is quick to smile and quicker to slice at someone who would hurt her friends. Abilities: She is good with knives or a sword, and is very fast on her feet. She can call fire magic. She can also transform completely into a fox. Extras: Her teeth are particularly sharp. She hates getting wet. Amenia - Alchemist - (Player: KaitxtiaK) Name: Amenia Status: Native Title: Alchemist Age:18 Race/Species: Elven with silver bat wings Location: Steam City Gender: Female Hair: Long and flowing bright red hair tipped with silver Eyes: Lilac colored with sliver flecks Skin: Caucasian, but with silver stars tattooed by her eyes. Height:4'2 Weight: 50lbs History: She was born in the Carnival of the Dammed and kept caged, but managed to escape to Steam City. In Steam City, she met an alchemist who showed her the ropes, and took her in as his own. But, he died in an unfortunate accident, so now Amenia is on her own, trying to find a way. Personality: Amenia has issues trusting others, but loves to have a conversation. She could easily talk all day if she wanted. She is very witty and tends to be rude without meaning to be. Abilities: Along with being able to fly, Amenia is very agile. She also can solve puzzles very easily. Extras: She really doesn't like questions and will lash out at anyone who asks her too many or gets to personal with her. Nylus Minter - Alchemist - (Player: Christina-Arisa) Name: Nylus Minter Source: Original Status: Resident Title: Alchemist Age: Twenty-seven years old Race/Species: Human (boring, I know haha) Location: The Sea Gender: Male Hair: Violet, close cut, free-flowing bangs Eyes: (not pictured) bright green Skin: Tanned from exposure to the sun Height: 6'1" Weight: 166 lbs History: Nylus was born in a quaint little town that never saw much trauma or visitors, for that matter. They were at a very dry spot of land so it called for a lot of droughts and hot summers. Nylus was an only child to a single parent, his mother having been left by his father when she found out she was pregnant. From a very early age, Nylus felt a pull towards science and it fueled his love for alchemy. His childhood was unlike a normal one; his days consisted of studying, experimenting (whether that meant blowing things up in his backyard or trying out potions on his dog, Miles) or helping his mother with chores which left Nylus with not very many friends. He was a recluse and kept to himself, even when growing up and all throughout his teenage years. When he was twenty-one years old, he fell in love with a woman who gave him everything he ever wanted. They were married three years later and moved into a quaint house away from his dry village that resided at a house near the shoreline. Their days were filled with Nylus working as a scientist at a local university laboratory and his wife, Illeena, working as a herbologist who distributed her own natural remedies as medication throughout the town. In a sense, half of Nylus' home with his wife was an apothecary and they made a wonderful living. After a year of marriage, they had a son whom they named Milo. All went well until bandits took care of their happy lifestyle - late one night, a few months after Milo's birth, they invaded Nylus' home and tried to rob their house but Nylus got involved and things escalated. His wife and son were murdered when Nylus tried to fight back and the bandits left him alive to pay for his mistake. Nylus, devastated, swore revenge and that was around the time that he discovered Dream Dive. His sorrow consumed him and focusing on his revenge was difficult when he tried to face reality so with Dream Dive, he could go into a reality he created where his wife and son were alive and well again. It gave him the happiness he needed in one world to drive forward his revenge in the other world. But something went wrong one day and he ended up stuck in another world, a world he'd never been to before, a world he had no control over. This world ended up landing him in The Sea, a place similar to the area where he'd lived with his now dead family. Confused at first, he tried assimilating to his new life and discovered that his scientific prowess was higher here and he discovered alchemy, using it to make a name for himself. After three years of living here, he's an integral part of The Sea now but he still holds such a burning desire for revenge but now also to gather more alchemical power to make himself one of the strongest alchemists in The Sea. Personality: Nylus is kind and good on the surface - he smiles whenever he is supposed to, gives kind words when he sees fit and is polite to almost everyone that he meets. He is a good-hearted man with most people and makes sure that he never crosses anyone that he does not need to. He takes care of his problems promptly, goes out of his way to help those in need and does everything he can to make sure his days go the right way. But on the flip side, Nylus is easily irritable when things go wrong - he is impatient with himself, with his shortcomings, his frustrations. Nylus expects perfection from himself and nothing less. When he falls short, he takes it hard and usually secludes himself until he gets it right. In a sense, he is a lot like Sherlock Holmes, locking himself away when working on a case or an equation and not resurfacing until he gets it just right. Whenever he trying to perfect his alchemy, he is usually not seen for a few days. When he resurfaces, he is amiable, kind and giving once more. In a sense, he has a split personality. Abilities: Nylus can do alchemy that is identical to the alchemy performed in the anime Full Metal Alchemist. He can do them without using transmutation circles but he does have to clap his hands to create an array throughout his body to circulate the energy and complete the circuit so that his alchemy can be performed. He can create anything he wants as long as it's equivalent to the amount of energy he uses and the sacrifice he makes. He can create electricity as well as an offensive extension of his alchemy. Sinna Certane - Escaped Freak - (Player: Desi_Ichi_Granz) Name: Sinna Certane Source: Original Status: Native Title: Escaped Freak Age: 21 Race/Species: She is what some people know as a 'Horror'. Location: The Sea Gender: Female Hair: Silver hair that reaches just past her shoulders/Black, messy hair that reaches just above her knees. Eyes: Silver/Red Skin: Pale/Grey Height: 6'0"/9'0" Weight: 135 lbs/150 lbs History: Sinna was born at The Sea. Her mother was a resident, just a normal human. So when she gave birth to Sinna, not having a single clue who the father was or how to raise a child who wasn't entirely human, abandoned her on a beach. Someone happened to be passing by at the time, and heard a shrill cry. When they went to investigate, they found her. As they raised her, they noticed that she was very reserved, and rarely ever spoke. One day, at the age of five when she was playing in the sand, a few local young humans began making fun of her cat ears and tail. What they didn't realize, however, was that the ears and tail were just a front. She quickly became angry, attacking one of the kids. They continued laughing, and dodged all her blows. Before long, she got fed up with them, and quickly began transforming. Her silver, calm eyes became angry red ones. She grew taller, her skin becoming grey and sickly, her hair darkening to black and becoming matted and messy. Her nails grew razor sharp, her teeth becoming fangs. She became something so horrifying, the kids ran away with shrieks of terror. Quickly, she transformed back, her body too young to hold the new form for long. Confused and scared, she stared at her adoptive parents. They simply turned and ran. Soon after that, she was sent away to the Carnival of the Damned as a freak. There, they treated her horribly, just to get her to transform. There, she fell in love with another female freak. They loved each other very much. They managed to keep each other somewhat sane. One night(Well, it's always night, but you get the point.), at the age of 19, after 14 years in the carnival, she lay in her cage crying. She longed to get away. That night, her lover helped her escape. She helped Sinna get away from the people who chased after her as she ran. After a few minutes of running, her lover tripped, a sharp stick becoming deeply embedded in her leg. She screamed at Sinna to continue running. To live a new life, for both of them. After a short goodbye, and one last kiss, she ran. She ran and didn't look back. She never saw her lover again. She ran until she couldn't run anymore. She ran until her lungs were going to burst. She simply ran until she dropped from exhaustion. When she awoke, she immediately realized something was different. Sunlight. She wasn't sure where she was. She just continued walking until her surroundings became familiar... The Sea. She eventually came to her old home, which was now abandoned. She has lived there for the past two years. Personality: Sinna is extremely bitter about life. Nothing but bad has happened to her, she despises life. She is extremely quite and reserved, rarely speaking. She virtually never leaves her home. She is very polite, but if you irritate her, she becomes very rude. It takes a lot to get her to show anything other than irritation and bitterness. She is very lonely and depressed. Abilities: As a human, none. In her other form, she is very quick, and stronger than the average person. She has power over fire in this form. Extras: She carries around a single gun, which always seems to be loaded with exactly 3 silver bullets. Also, she has stitches around her neck. no one is really sure why. Most people assume it was from a suicide attempt. Picture: http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...92-485-700.jpg Ruviet Elmstone -Freak- (Player: CrimsonMaiden) Character Bio Name: Ruviet Elmstone Source: Original Status: Native Title: Freak Age: 21 Race/Species: Beast/Halfblood Location: Carnival of the Dammed Gender: Female Hair: Thick, red and blonde dreadlocks with thin metal bands on each lock Eyes: Hazel and brown Skin: mahogany complexion Height: 5'2" Weight: 102 lbs. History: Ruviet was born to a mother who did not know how to deal with her and no father to speak of. Her mother, upon seeing her deformities, left her to the orphanage. Well, the mother of the orphanage took care of her just fine until she discovered the small girl's temper. Her short fuse and dangerous appearance led the orphanage mother to turn the girl loose knowing no one would adopt her anyhow. She had been on her own since the age of six. No one wanted her and she could not coexist peacefully with normal people, so she left the city to die, presumably, miserable and alone. Instead of slowly wasting away she happened upon the carnival and it's Ringmaster. She took refuge there as a young teen and has devoted herself to the carnival without fail all these years. Personality: She is very blunt with her words. Kindness was not something taught to her earlier on so she lacks the consideration in her interactions. She is always wandering hopelessly around the carnival, lost in thoughts not deep enough to consider but they hold her over. Sometimes the others have to remind her to eat due to her absent minded state. She does not like to rely on others and believes the only way for her to make up for existing is to be useful so she adopted a passive personality to hide her easily shifted temperament. It does resurface however, due to her forgetful nature and she gets very upset about trivial things. Abilities: She can harden her body against attacks and heal quickly. Her large, clawed hands give her a powerful strike. Extras: She has a tail of skin (no hair or anything on it) and hard, veined hands even when not feeling threatened. She can "transform" quickly when feeling threatened though it is only her hands enlarging and becoming clawed. Nexus -Freak- (Player: Nekomimist) Name: Nexus Source: Original Character Status: Native Title: Freak Age: 10 (human years), 30 (squid years) Race/Species: Cthulu Spawn Location: N/A Gender: Female ? Hair: Various blues Eyes: Crimson Skin: Pale blue Height: 5’6” Weight: 180 lbs (counting her tentacles) History: Monsters, like her kin, have always been notorious for causing storms and shipwrecks on the Sea, driving men to madness. The aftermath of such a night was always brutal. Weak sunlight from the crack of dawn shed light on the disaster waiting upon the shore, gleaming upon what had once been a masterful ship leaving no bodies behind, as they’d all been drug under the sea. It was on a night like that when these creatures picked the wrong ship to attack. After the first man fell prey to the sea, the Flying Mirage fought back like no man had before. More monster blood was spilt than human, and the aftermath of such a night left the small squid, with barely any human features, washed up on shore accompanied by the bodies of her kin. Life had already oozed out of them and she was dying, dehydrating, in the wake of the sun. That was until the fierce Captain arrived and scooped her up. Nexus was not raised on the ship, but made a slave. After five years, she was an adult because of her breed, and made her escape—the first to escape Captain Tanahii and her first-mate Sydius. It was when they were throwing three new slaves in the prison, the lowest level on the ship, when Nexus took her chance and shot out of the brig. Her plan didn’t go down without a fight—one that left her nearly without any tentacles and Sydius without a hand… (more info coming soon!) Personality: Her kind is normally only satisfied with watching people go mad, but since being raised a slave and escaping to freedom, she has grown bitter, wild and unpredictable. She is feared by many of the other Freaks and isn’t allowed to perform on stage, as she has no way of controlling her madness. One thing that keeps her from becoming murderous is her love for the Carnival; her home. She also has great respect for the Ringmaster Cenota and will follow him anywhere. Abilities: What she is known for, at the Circus of the Dammed, is changing colors to match her surroundings so that her skin appears littered with strobe lights and matches the beat of the music. Her other abilities are unknown. Extras: Her tentacles form at her waist and reach a few feet beyond her feet. She has learned how to squeeze them tight against herself if need be, but now that she’s found a home, she sees no real reason to hide who she is, now that her beloved limbs have grown back. Lain McHowl -Familiar- (Player: Nekomimist) Name: Lain McHowl Source: Original Status: Newcomer Title: Familiar, belongs to Amenia Age: 17 Race/Species: Pomeranian. (Yes, I did XD) Location: Steam City Gender: Male Hair: Browns and creams, black pointy ears that perk from the top of his head Eyes: Violet Skin: Pale Height: 5’8” Weight: 135 lbs In Familiar form: Reaches almost two feet tall. History: Lain McHowl—real name Leon Theron—won a sweepstakes that awards the winner one free Dive into the dream world. Before taking up his reward he was an average highschool student who put more time into gaming than schoolwork. The only thing that was abnormal about his previous life was an abusive uncle who was arrested. The man had never touched Leon, but his sister, Leon’s mom. He witnessed this at a young age and when he finally had the guts, he spilled the information to his teacher and in turn the uncle was arrested. Other than that, his life has always been fairly normal. Personality: An impatient kid who loves his technology, such as iPhone and computer, fast food, television, and hanging out at the mall. He's not necessarily rude, but not polite either, in fact, he is the perfect example of a modern teenage boy. He rarely feels the need to be alone, and when he is suffers from minor, but typical, teenage depression. Abilities: Bain can turn into full Pomeranian form. He also harnesses the ability to hypnotize. When he does this his eyes glow like purples flickering flame. Extras: He has two, tiny pointed ears and fluffy pom tail. Kate R -Freak- (Player: SilverJayStorm) Name: Kate R. Source: Original? Status: Newcomer Title: Uhh...I'm not sure...Freak? Age: 16 Race/Species: Demonic Human Location: Carnivale (Arrival spot..) Gender: Female Hair: snow white until she is really mad or upset, then it turns jet black Eyes: Sky blue, unless she is mad or upset, then it turns cat green Skin: Very Tanned Height: 5'6 Weight: 115 ib History: She came to this world on an accident, and she turned into what she'd always wanted to be, but she thought it would be perfect, until she found the dangers of her knew person. Her parents died when she was ten, and that's when she made this 'new version' of herself. Personality: She is very neutral, and shy. If you even slightly erg her, she changes. It is very hard to get her trust, and if you do gain it, you are very lucky. Abilities: She can teleport only a few feet away if she feels that she is in danger (but it is a last choice), she can control water in her 'human' form and fire in her 'demon' form. Extras: She usually wears dark clothes. A tank top, jeans, combat boots, a jacket tied around her waist, and a pair of sunglasses she uses to cover her eyes, even though it's always dark. Lisani (Player: Tiger) Name: Lisani Source: Original Status: Native or Resident, she can't remember but she has been around awhile Title: ... Age: Unknown, woke up looking about twenty and hasn’t aged a day despite being in Nightmare for at least twenty five years Race/Species: Cursed , she can't touch other people unless she gets wet, and when she does get water on her she gets fangs and a supreme blood lust, she has realised though that if she drinks blood daily then she can control herself when she gets splashed and not kill whoever happens to be around at the time. Location: The Sea Gender: Female Hair: Blond and very long to about her hips Eyes: Striking blue Skin: Pale white despite being under the sun for quite some time Height: 5ft tall Weight: Immeasurable because when she is dry she has no mass and when she is wet she doesn’t stay still long enough. History: Lisani doesn’t remember how she got to Nightmare or if she was born there, her first memory is of waking up in the carnival with runes all down her arms and around her neck in a language she didn’t know. They told her that they found her laying on the ground exactly where she woke up and didn’t know where she came from either, in fact anyone she asks tells her the same story, that they don’t know where she came from. She made up a name for herself and started traveling, asking about the runes, what language they were, what they meant and why they might be on her. Recently she was asking around the Sea and basically wandering the streets. Personality: A bit depressed, because she can't figure out where she came from or who she was or even what her connection with water is. She is very sarcastic and very pessimistic most of the time because she really doesn’t care, but if someone manages to find something she does care about she can be the most annoying optimist you have ever met. Basically if she wants something to happen she won’t entertain the thought that it can't happen. Has a really bad temper but because she can't touch anything without water she has learned to just gripe about it or argue instead of lunging at someone and falling through them. Abilities: When dry she can float through anything at all, she has no substance and cannot be caught, or so she thinks… When wet she is predatorily fast and strong so she can draw blood from the nearest source with little to no resistance. Extras: She has a tendency to wear a lot of white because she can't get it dirty, which also makes her look a bit like an angel sometimes. Hiru Wong -Mutant- (Player: Hiru Wong) the picture is from an anime. Not the character. Picture of demon--> Name:Hiru Wong Source: Created myself. Status: Resident Title: Mutant Age: 67 (Demon) 632 Race/Species: Human/Demon. It is a normal human but because of his past, he had the capabilities that surpass a average human. He has also got a demon that is used in battle situations. It is a Fel demon and it needs a host to become more powerful. Gender: Male Hair: black, short hair Eyes: left eye is red and right eye is green Skin: Caucasian, Has a black and red Yin-Yang tattoo on his right shoulder Height: 6'2 (Demon) 6'6 Weight: 65lbs History: Hiru is a normal human that has been captured and experimented on before in Steam city. Through excessive procedures, Hiru lived but he became the host of a demon in order to live. Hiru has taken lives before and because of this, he is known as a bad omen. He is a Blacksmith and usually creates equipment for the guards of Steam city. Personality: usually changes depending on the people around him. Generally he is a nice and loyal person but only to those that are close to him. He usually keeps to himself as he doesn't see an importance talking to just anyone. He can be egotistical at times. The demon within Hiru is direct and will fight for his entertainment. It only likes to come out when Hiru is close to Dieing but does sometimes come out to corrupt those around him. Abilities: He can manipulate fire to his advantage. He is faster than an average human being and his mind is trained to think faster than an average human. (Demon) Uses shadow magic and Fel magic. Extras: When approaching Hiru, a dark aura is shown which helps with not being disturbed by just anyone. He has his magical sword ''snake eyes ''. He will snap if personal questions are asked and he won't hesitate to kill someone if he feels that he is being threatened. He is use to killing for missions as it was his masters wishes. Alexis -Security System- (Player: The Lightning) Name: Project E.L.E.K.S.I.S -- more known as "Alexis" Source: Inspired by Agent Smith from "The Matrix" Status: Native Title: Maintenance, Intelligence, and Security System Age: Undefined Race/Species: Computer Program (Appears as a humanoid robot) Location: Steam City Gender: Female Hair: None, a bunch of wires. Eyes: Electric Blue Skin: Steel Height: 5'4 Weight: A lot History: Project ELEKSIS, or more commonly known as "Alexis" was originally programmed to be the Dream Dive's maintenance, intelligence, and security system. Her robotic appearance was supposed to suit Dream Dive's blissful environment, and is programmed to have human traits to connect with the inhabitants of the world. However, when the bug was recognised -- Alexis was sent to Nightmare as soon as she was launched into the system. As she is a program within a program, the bug affected her as well. The bug took away her abilities to maintain and secure the system -- however, it kept her ability to maintain a database on everyone existing in Dream Dive and Nightmare -- for their every move is instantly recorded into her into her built-in, expanding database. Her memories as to being a security system were diminished, and she turned into an entity who exist knowing everything and don't know why. She lived in Steam City, spending her days insanely writing about the things (data entries of inhabitants of BOTH Dream Dive and Nightmare) in a notebook -- and soon will encounter the greatest adventure in the world she already knows about. Personality: Alexis had incredible composure, that it almost seems creepy. The expression of being extremely upset was ceased by the Dream Dive bug that she ends up seemingly composed when a situation is supposed to anger her. She has a very mysterious aura, and it's quite hard to point out what her concrete personality is. She seemingly switches from human to robot/program persona. Abilities: Due to being the supposedly state-of-the-art program. Alexis is incredibly intelligent. She remembers and calculates most things in the world. However, it is beyond her ability to know future events as the data stored in her is events after they happened. Since she is appearing as a robot, she is also very sturdy. She is also immune to magical properties/perks other people might bestow on her -- this includes alchemy. The only way to harm her, is to harm her physically. The only way to repair her, is to kill her -- making her respawn, but in another location. Let's say she died at Steam City, she will spawn at either The Sea or at The Carnival. She is usually self-sustaining, to give her physical damage is to break her arm/leg/etc. -- physical damage must be massive to harm her. The respawn perk is because of her function as a security system. She cannot be "destroyed", only her entity. Extras: N/A Artimus Cast AKA The Dutchmen -Pirate- (Player: Super Otaku) Name: Artimus Cast . . . AKA [The Dutchmen] Source: Original Status: Resident [Dove in 14 years ago] Title: Pirate/Executioner Age: 34 Race/Species: Death God (Not Immortal or invincible however) Location: Pirate Ship Gender: Male Hair: Blonde Eyes: Greenish Blue Skin: White Height: 6'2 Weight: 146 History: When Artimus first dove into the world he lost all memory of his real life or of the fact that this was not his real life. and instead took on the falsified memories he had created as his character's past. Artimus, being a Death God is able to maintain both a human form and a Death form. And having no other knowledge other then Death, he quickly took on the role of Pirate and joined the Flying Mirage. Sense then He served on the mirage for 13 years faithful to his Captain before requesting to go on a personal journey something he needed to do. Now having been one year sense his departure He returns to His Captain in hopes of rejoining his crew and friends. Many of the questions he had were answered however some he didn't like. Personality: Even though He's a dealer of death he's actually a very chipper and cheerful fellow who enjoys chatting and joking with other people. He has a, rather quirky, sense of humor which takes a little getting used to but overall he's a very kind man to those he likes. BUT he has a bit of a dark side. Sometimes he is thrown into bits of insanity, his mind delving into a much darker part of his subconscious and wrenching out the worst in him. He becomes angry cold and distant and any who come to close to him or speak to him usually either meet his blade or his harsh words. Do to this double personality he's sometimes a little unstable but when he fight's he looses his personality entirely and becomes the most valued of comrades to have on your side Abilities: He is able to faze shift into His Death Form. He also has the ability to regenerate, healing himself of injuries and growing back any lost limbs. Extras: He carries a scythe with him strapped to his back at almost all times that can extend and shrink in size as he needs it too. He's also able to bring the tattoos of fire on his left and right arm to life and control the fire often hurling it at his enemies.(Scythe in the picture) Appearance: http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x...953/Russel.png Siderious -EscapedSlave/Freak- (Player:Draknus) Character Bio Name: Siderious Source: Original Status: Resident (approximately 10 years in Nightmare, 5 years in Steam City) Title: Escaped Slave/Freak Age: Mid 20’s, not exactly sure of specifics Race/Species: Shadows Vampire Gender: Male Hair: Short on the sides, slightly longer up top to allow for either spiked or combed style. Hair color is technically white, but he uses the shadows to change the shade to anywhere between pitch and platinum as he desires, for both cosmetic and concealment use. Eyes: Very pale blue when he’s fed, bright, almost lightning blue when he’s thirsty Skin: Pristine white, though he will sometimes darken that with shadows as well for concealment. Height: 6’1” Weight: Approximately 160 lbs History: Outside of Nightmare, he was a psychology student (Named: Brent Smith). He tried his first dive to explore the psychological ramifications for a paper for one of his classes, and returned more than once for the experience. His fantasy was that of a world where he could help people magnificently, like a super hero. His nightmare began as a pirate slave, but his aptitude for trouble, and feeding on his “masters”, got him sold to the Carnival (through a middleman). There he performed shadow theatre and juggling, swords and knives mostly. From the other jugglers he learned to wield his dual rapiers effectively, and throw stilettos accurately. One Night, after having not fed for a week, he heard scuffling outside and ran out to find two men chasing down and attacking one of the female jugglers after their show. Grabbing two of his juggling rapiers, he ran after them, summoning the shadows to conceal the girl. Two against is hardly good odds, especially not for a hunger-weakened vampire. In his desperation he did the one thing he could think of to save himself and the girl: he attempted to “make” extra allies. Without quite knowing how, he forced the shadows around him to pool on either side, and form into silhouettes, making it appear three men, not one, faced the attackers. Although the silhouettes could do no real damage, they distracted the two men enough for him to kill and feed off one, and the other ran. The girl, amazed, thanked him with wide eyed wonder, and fled to her tent. He had found his fantasy again, the ability to help others in need. With this knowledge in hand, he tracked down the other assailant to a small domicile in Steam City, and killed him. Taking the space as his own, he vowed to do his best to increase his abilities, and help anyone he could. He took a new name, Siderious, to symbolize his new beginning. That was five years ago, and he still waits and watches, helping whenever possible, mostly in Steam City, but returning to The Carnival or The Sea from time to time. Personality: Despite his brash nature when it comes to protecting and rescuing, he identifies best with the “perfect gentleman.” Always wearing a well-tailored suit, he will seem to remain calm and collected through almost anything, until he’s about to strike. This cool confidence stems from a slightly bloated ego, which outside of Nightmare had always been held in check by a close friend. Instead, although he knows he works better with others, he sates his need for companionship, and a control against his pride, by talking to his favored rapier: Abigail. Abilities: As with many of his race, he is fast and strong above normal human standards, as well as possessing almost supernatural sensory perception. He is a quick learner and thinker, but no more than any typical student. His ability to control the shadows (and the stealth that goes with it), as well as fight effectively with his rapiers and stilettos are what make him a worthy opponent. Extras: He tends to wear one of two types of outfits on any given day. When he’s not necessarily expecting a fight, he’ll wear his well tailored suit with Abigail strapped to his back over his right shoulder, and a stiletto on his right hip. When he’s playing superhero, he wears a black and crimson suit, specially designed with chain mail sewn into the vest, with Abigali strapped to his right shoulder as always, another rapier on his right hip, and three stilettos on his belt around his left hip. Siderious in one of his "daytime" suits: Picture Larcei -Pirate- (Player: Rufia) Name: Larcei Source: Main Concept based by video game Character. (Looks, personality.) Status: Dived at the age of 18. Title: Pirate Age: 24 Race/Species: Human Location: She had arrived at Sea. Gender: Female Hair: Wavy, Shoulder-length, Black, almost purple. Eyes: Lavender Skin: White Height: 5'4 Weight: 90lb History: Larcei, before diving was the daughter of a man who was a renowned Fencer. Her being is only child, she was taught how to fence like her father and developed many techniques. They grew a close bond and when her father died, she fell into a pit of depression. There was only one time when Larcei was truly happy after her father died was during fencing, as it was the only thing she had left of him. As the years passed, her mother soon started dating again. Larcei and her mother's relationship was never good. Larcei as a young child afterall chose to take after her father instead of her selfish, easily-jealous mother and it only worsened as her mother's men slowly took advantage of Larcei as well. With the inital depression stacked upon this she ran away. She learned about the dive and so she did around her eighteenth year of life. During her dive, there was some altercations and complications leaving Larcei's landing hard and rough. The impact wasn't strong enough to kill the girl, but it was enough to give her severe amnesia. When she awoke, not knowing who she was, the only thing that was with her was the memories of fencing and her name. Live most divers who ended up at sea, Larcei was taken as a pirate slave. She worked grueling hours and horrible conditions while on that ship. But, there was one good part. Well, somewhat. The pirates of that ship were pretty sick people, they had monthly tournaments of sorts which would be malnourished slave against another equally malnourished slave. Larcei, who managed to get enough food to sustain her small body easily excelled through the fights the moment they handed her the sword. She fought her way to the top, with grace and speed of a bird she was freed from slavery and became a part of the pirate crew that once enslaved her, with the feared title as the Aerial Fencer. But, the moment everyone's guard went down, Larcei murdered them for enslaving her in the first place. With her speed she took out the bulk of the ship by herself, but she did receive many wounds from the fight. After every pirate on the ship had died and Larcei had gotten her revenge she left the ship and found a job on the Flying Mirage as a simple sellsword. However as she lasted on the ship she grew attached to it and joined the ship as a full-fledged crewmate. Personality: Larcei at first was cheerful and energetic but as the sad events of her life unfolded she became sullen and quiet. But when she had dived and lost her memories she adapted a strong, independent personality. She doesn't really care what comes out of her mouth and its effects. Very blunt, sometimes comes off a rude. Abilities: Fencing Mastery, she's good with a sword. Agile, she can move around and bend around. Quickly. Larcei also is very analytic by nature, despite her throwing it to the wind at times when its not urgent. Extras: This is her appearance~ Lakche is one of my fav. characters in one of my fav. games. Larcei is the english version of Lakche oddly so yeah. Also she is my avatar. xD http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Fir...kche-177349683 Bels Harnei -Pirate- (Player: VerbalAbuse) Name: Bels Harnei Source: Original Status: Native Title: Pirate Shoreman and First Mate aboard the Materina Age: 26 Race/Species: Independent Familiar Gender: Male Hair: Shaggy, nape-length red hair, with fox's ears and tails Eyes: Brown, vulpine eyes Skin: Pale skin with scars running across the chest and arms Height: 5'7" Weight: 113lbs History: There's not going to be any sort of story about how his life was all terrible and all in early life. No, he was taken aboard the Materina after a Shoreman Scout asked if he could keep him. Like a pet. Really, dude? He IS still human. I guess. He was raised as a pirate shoreman and became a model scout and geographer. A talkative sort, the crew of the Materina took to him quickly. The only way to get him to shut up would be to either give him a back or send him on a scouting job. Eventually, he became the new Captain's First Mate and Head Shoreman for his favor, voice, and fidelity. Personality: A happy-go-lucky jabber jaw with a repertoire of jokes under his belt and a tongue made of silver. It's easy to shut him up, though. You just need to give him a book, a map, or a scouting job, and he'll be shut like a lock. Abilities: Transmute hands and feet into fox's paws, allows for faster running and better combat prowess at the expense of... Having no thumbs. Extras: I was looking forward to making a comic relief character. I wasn't sure what you had in mind for ships, so I threw in a ship name. Replaceable if necessary. You should post ships-- boats, whatever, let's not talk about our OTP's - on the first post to prevent any confusion from stuff like this again. Myra Jarrah -Pirate Slave- (Player: Ella Bailey) Name: Myra Jarrah Source: Original Status: Native Title: Sydius' soon to be Pirate Slave upon the Flying Mirage Age: 20 Race/Species: Datean [Day-Shee-Ahn] Gender: Female Hair: Her hair is long, silky, and brown to match the hues of the earth. Eyes: Her eyes are bright, shining, and clear to symbolize the ocean. Skin: Her skin is an olive yellow that could be compared to the sun and stars. Height: 5 ft 5 in Weight: 185 pounds History: Myra was born here from a rare 'glitch' in the galaxy and from the time of her birth, was instantly on her own. However, because of her good looks, it meant that she was never without help if she needed it. Myra is, and always will be, a Pirate Slave. Although she has the title of a 'slave', Myra has been more of a faithful confidant and special guest on the ship, Delilah. Delilah was a small band of Pirates that roamed around the upper hemisphere toward the colder regions. Twas a family business and had done well forever until a descendant ruined the streak of success by killing off all his crewmen and surrendering over to a rival band of pirates. Myra was only able to escape because she had been on land, away from the ship whenever the massacre occurred. Years after the incident, Myra discovered that the traitor had soon succumb to the same fate of his crew a few days later after the rival had gotten what they needed. Not long after, Myra began searching for work, and not able to find much of it. The most Myra found, was cleaning ships that docked and though she had the job of a peasant, she still made sure to keep up with her looks. Personality: Myra has the courage of a thousand demons but the heart of rose which, at any moment, can turn as prickly and venomous as any thorn. However, she does keep arms open for anyone who comes along, is sure not to turn away a beckoning soul, and is always open to new experiences and travel. Her skills are limited but, what she can do, she is very good at it. Her most valued skill, however, is that she will listen but, not a word will leave her lips as not a sound left the monks as they lit themselves on fire as protest. She is one to feel love but not show it beyond being a friend. But most of all, her actions always smooth, quiet, and reserved like that of a dignified lady. Abilities: Healing, Light/Earth/Water manipulation, Meditative shield, Noise Cancellation Extras: Ready to Dive? IC is here: http://www.iwakuroleplay.com/showthread.php?t=19694&p=516560#post516560 New to the RP? Been busy? No time to catch up? Worry not! Read a brief summary of the game here: Story Thus Far ~Steam City~ Amenia, an Alchemist, is still trying get her Familiar to accept his new life, and he, very much failing, is pestering Hiru with questions. Siderious is searching Steam City for a victim in hopes of quenching Abigail's thirst. ~The Sea~ The pirates of the Flying Mirage have landed. Having noticed the pirates, Sinna is cautiously shopping the bayside markets. Sydius witnessed Lisani attack at the pub--she fled and he decided to stalk her. Meanwhile, Artimus is on his way to the Sea to join back up with the crew of the Flying Mirage. Larcei has awoken on the Flying Mirage, still coming to terms with who she is now. ~Carnival of the Dammed~ Ringmaster Cenota stumbled upon violence (four men with a knife against a woman) taking place in his Carnivale, but before anything terrible could happen, Sanguine, a shape-shifting Freak killed one of the attackers. Cenota then ordered Ruviet to find the other three and deliver them to the Meat-tenders. A Newcomer, Kate R, has also appeared here and is meeting the Freaks of this circus. Cenota is also planning a trip to Steam City, and taking Nexus and Ruviet along.