Holy Murder: As The Crows Fall

Vay

The Empress
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Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
Would there be any tech rules against an Android Paladin?
I'd prefer not, as far as technology goes mankind has been knocked for a six and are left with whatever they can graft together. Anything as complex as an android that still worked would perhaps be too valuable to lose in a military role. Characterization wise this RP will be very character oriented as people battle not only demons but their own doubts and for many their own rage/ crisis of faith.


Also I have questions regarding the general society in this story. Ideally I had Jojo in a multi-family/compound type situation. Would that be okay?
I can see the poorer families living in communal areas shared by multiple families as the size of the city is limited to how much can easily be defended space is at a premium. Society outside the fortress would be tight knit and very much based on the various crafts that keep the city running with skills being passed from parents to their children. The formal schooling is mainly done by priests who teach literacy and history and hand out books copied from those before the fall.
 

Asmodeus

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Sorry, I prefer RPs that aren't all about characters monologuing over their feelings and pushing their characterization at the expense of all plot and dramatic tension.

*leaves Iwaku*
 
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Cosmic Orion

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GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

Character Name: Isaac Weiss
Gender: Male
Species/Race: Human
Age: 24
Birthplace: Rocky Mountains
Occupation: Ex-Paladin Trainee, Church Researcher



PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

General Appearance:


Platinum blond hair with hazel eyes and honey colored skin. The main color of his robes is a deep royal blue with black at the upper chest region and wrists. Gold is the color of the embroidery and the lining of his robes. He often wears white gloves of a durable synthetic material. Footwear is black with silver/steel plating on the toes.

Strengths: Not the strongest of young men, but can adapt quickly and improvise in combat. Agile and high object dexterity. Eyesight and hearing are well attuned.

Weaknesses: Lack of combat experience and training, at the lower tiers of formal training. 'Glass jaw'. Tolerance of heat. Sensitive to flashes of light to the point of having had a seizure once. Cannot withstand loud noises like explosions very easily.


MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current Goal/Purpose: To become the top researcher of the region
Talents: Situational improvisation. Tactical planning. Attention to detail and deciphering clues. Active imagination. Chemistry or what some might refer to as alchemy if they were ignorant. Sense of humor. Verbal taunting. Reading and penmanship.
Inabilities: Understanding of when to shut up. Joking too much. Bad singer. Humility. Intimidation of others through just presence alone or a 'look' even when he is right. Accepting defeat.
Fears: Demon attacks on his family. Torture or extreme pain. Physical disfigurement. Drowning. Being buried alive. Misunderstanding by others. That his secret will somehow be revealed. Going to hell. Giving the wrong answer. Not being smart enough to prevent some sort of catastrophe. Failing at his current path.

General Personality: Often acts like a know-it-all with a sense of humor that can sometimes seem too cruel to be taken as a joke when at an extreme. It was once said he even taunted demons verbally into a trap while he was still a Paladin. However he is extremely intelligent academically and in battle tactics. Unfortunately he often cannot carry out physically what his mind can come up with due to the limitations of technology or in the case of battle due to his lack of formal training. It is for this reason he relies upon improvisation more than a set fighting style.

Inner Personality: Dealing with the fact he never really had a solid father figure in his life and is still seeking one out. Often religion is how he does this, taking the words that we are all children of God literally to shield himself from never knowing his father. Yet at the same time he desperately clings to the cross-hammer as it is the only thing which belonged to his father other than the blood in his veins. On top of this he constantly battles with the memory of his deepest secret, what it meant to him, and what might happen to his goal of becoming the region's top researcher if others learned of the truth.

Secret: He was once involved in a brief romantic relationship with another man.

HISTORIC BACKGROUND

General History: Born all the way up in the mountains to a rough and tumble village of survivors, his childhood was spent trying to survive the harsh winters and the types of demons that could withstand high altitudes. Raised by his mother alone, he grew up never knowing his father. According to the other villagers and his mother his father had been of some religious standing who was an outsider that had made his way to their isolated village possessing an ornate weapon resembling a cross. Then one day he simply vanished but left the cross-weapon behind. At the age of fourteen Hector's entire village set out with a party of paladins headed toward Mexico City after finally giving up on their demon infested region. Half of the entire village was lost during the perilous journey. Once in the new city Isaac tried to become a Paladin at age 17, fighting with the cross-hammer as opposed to a sword and idolized one of the swordsmen in his group. After returning from a long training exercise Isaac suddenly dropped out of the Paladins, many believed this was due to his inability to recover from a hit and being very easy to knock unconscious during battle.

Present Life: Isaac is now a researcher in many fields, utilizing the intellect his Paladin trainers had always commended him for during his three years of training. The last four years have been spent focusing his attentions toward research of the old technology and the brand new field of demonic biology which seeks to use any information it can to discover new or more effective ways to exploit the weaknesses of demonkind.



HOPE THIS IS OK!
 

Vay

The Empress
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Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
*locks Asmo in his cage*

Alright I'll update and get the ooc up in the next coupe of days, not tomorrow since we have a departmental meeting but later in the week.
 

CoffeeCake

"Are you asking me why people eat potatoes?"
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*locks Asmo in his cage*

Alright I'll update and get the ooc up in the next coupe of days, not tomorrow since we have a departmental meeting but later in the week.
*travels through time to prevent Asmo-snark*

*leaves for the future in the first Coupe of Days*

Mission Accomplished. :)
 

Vay

The Empress
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Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS

Character Name: Federico
Gender: Male
Species/Race: Human
Age: 28
Birthplace/World: Mexico City
Occupation/School/Grade: Paladin Priest
More:

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

General Appearance:
Strengths: Tough, an quick.
Weaknesses: Not the strongest warrior nor the best fighter.
More:

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current Goal/Purpose: Fix the damn radio, care for his brother's spiritual needs
Talents: Empathy, schooled in the function, use and repair of pre-fall technology.
Inabilities: Dislikes violence, demons are the partial exception.
Fears: Complete loss of the understanding of technology. The city falling to the demons.
General Personality: More concerned with his role as a mediator, consoler and student of the mechanical than that of a warrior he only reluctantly takes up the sword. Where most priest spend as much time in arms training as study Federico's time is mostly devoted to the later.
Inner Personality: He only reluctantly joined the paladins at personal request from the cardinal who believed his mechanical talents were wasted as an ordinary priest. While he doesn't regret the decision it does put him in a tricky situation when hes called to go against the enemy due to his pacifist tendencies.


HISTORIC BACKGROUND

General History: Raised in a church sponsored orphanage he was, like so many others found on the doorstep with only a note with his name. He never found out his last name nor did he ever adopt one. Raised and tutored by an aging priest who was a large collection of pre-fall trinkets. Fascinated this assortment of junk and scrap Federico decided to learn all he could about pre-fall technology and when the his mentor dies of old age Federico took his place until wis induction int the paladins.
 
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DancingWarPanda

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Would there happen to be any room left? I've been looking for a RP to join for a while now and this caught my attention.
 

Vay

The Empress
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Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
So long an you can post regularly go right ahead.
 
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DancingWarPanda

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My hellweek is finally over so yes I can. Word of advice. Never major in biology and minor in genetics.

It. Will. Kill you.

Back on the game. I was thinking of my character being an intelligence specialist, the churches equivalent of the CIA. Since the soldiers of the Church are called Paladins I was thinking the intelligence arm could be called either Inquisitors or Prophets. The job would be two fold. Internal intelligence which would be keeping an eye on the Paladins, making sure information doesn't leak, etc. and external intelligence which would be long term reconnaissance into demon territory and field investigations that require a more subtle touch. I could see one or two of them assigned to larger teams of Paladins on certain assignments where more force may be needed but investigation is the main goal.
 

Vay

The Empress
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Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
I was avoiding creating anything associated with the inquisition even if its in name only since I'm trying to portray the church as the good guys. What you described is exactly the goad of the research station thats in need of help and the priesthood within the paladins and I'd rather keep the research and keeping an eye on the paladins separate. The church watches the paladins and have members within it (my character for example) while the paladins protect the church and the city. I'd rather not add on more organizations than needed and have this looking like the 41st millennium. If you like my character could be more focused on technology when yours is more focused on watching over the paladins.
 

Vay

The Empress
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Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
There are various research bases that study demonic behavior while the fortress relies on reports from outside the city for predict their movements. But radios, much like everything else is unreliable so scouts (both paladin and non-paladin) and reports from the tribes are the main sources of actual intel.
 
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DancingWarPanda

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I'm talking the classic intelligence. So if Paladins are the be all end all does that mean there are different units specialized in different types of work?
 

Vay

The Empress
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Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
Yes, and if you have an Idea for a specialty feel free.
 

CoffeeCake

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You know what? I'm going to join this.
 

Vay

The Empress
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Male, Female
Genres
Mostly Fantasy and Sci-fi, though I’ll do anything if the plot is good.
Captain's office where the aide will brief you.
 
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Ochalla

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I think you're going to be waiting a while Asmo, why don't you post since you seem to want to post.