Here, it was once peaceful... Here, it was once a place of serenity, tranquility... It was a dreamland one could go when they sleep, a place to get away from reality. But like all dreams, they will end. The Nightmares have crossed over to the dreamland, feasting upon us. So if anyone drifts into slumber, they will not return... I will give you advice my friend... Go now and never return. In this roleplay there are two dimensions, reality and the dream realm. Recently, humans have been vanishing from the face of the Earth because of beings known as the Rith which have just recently appeared within the Dream Realm. Within this roleplay you are either a human or a terrifying creature known as a Rith. Another thing to note is that humans have little idea of the Dream Realm. Read further for more and important information. Something to note (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Something to note (open) Something to note (close) This roleplay was created many years ago on a different site. I am just trying it out here before I make major adjustments to it. When that happens it will be located in horror roleplays. The Rith Dark creatures of the Dream Realm that can look like humanoid beasts (mutations, powers, other forms, etc.) or beings that can look so human-like you couldn't even tell the difference. Rith are beings who rely upon humans for food purposes for their stomachs cannot digest anything else, besides water. Rith also have increased lifespans of 700-1000 years, sometimes more. How Rith came to appear in and infect the Dream Realm is not known. But it is believed that human nightmares may have helped create them, after all humans are responsible for the creation of the other horrifying beasts that walk this realm. Rith have the ability to cross into reality through the Ark, but they will only last up to three days before they burst into flames and die, they must get back to their realm before that happens. Lastly, Rith have the ability to transform humans into one of them through a venomous bite. But, only ten percent of humans bitten survive the transformation. The Lir Beings which roam the tunnels that wind under the Dream Realm. Lir take on the forms of children between ages of five and twelve. They are created in one of the many caverns connected to the tunnels, born from an odd large purple crystal of sorts and darkness. All Lir species have extraordinary sight and the ability to see in pitch black darkness. They also have excellent hearing, but they have a poor sense of smell. All Lir have the ability to transform into one animal, but it's never anything crazy like a beast with fifteen heads or some dragon or unicorn thing. The form usually granted to a Lir is bird, lizard or feline related. Uncommon forms being canines, raccoons and rodents; the rarest being hooved animals. Also, if the Lir were to have a second power it would be based upon an ability of their animal form. For example, if they had the form of a black bear then they could have enhanced strength, or if a gazelle then increased speed. Lir obviously cannot reproduce given the fact that their forms are children. It is unknown why they stop aging at twelve (by meaning appearance/growth), but some believe it is due to their kind not getting sunlight, in other words, vitamin D. Lir are often found paired up with other Lir or in groups. Due to the fact they stop aging at twelve many do tend to act at least a little bit childish, but they seem to loose their childishness at six-hundred years of age. Lir can survive upon many different kinds of things; the suffering of others, the plasma found in blood or simply plants. But, due to the lack of plants in the tunnels they mainly rely upon the other two options. However, Lir often have to have at least a little bit of plasma. It's believed that the reason for this is due to lack of plasma in their own blood. As for the appearance of the Lir they share some common characteristics: pale, almost white skin; skinny bodies; very dark hair, such as black, or very light hair, such as white or pale blond. But, it has been known for Lir to have hair colors other than these, such as brown. It has been known, however, for Lir to have small mutations. But, mutation depends on what animal form they may have. For example, if they had a bird form they could have feathers in their hair. Unlike the Rith they do not have the ability to have a human become one of them. Lastly, outside of the Lir, their are several entrances to the tunnels. One, in the snowy forest; two, near the heart of the jungle; and three, hidden in the northwest part of the forest. The Lurian Not much is known about this species. But, in fact, their kind used to rule over the land in a city that is now in ruins within a place now called the deadlands. Not many of this species exist anymore either, they may even be completely extinct. All is truly known about these creatures is that they are human-like beings that have white feathered wings. Long before the corruption, humans had mistaken them as angelic beings. The Dream Realm The Dream Realm is made up of four divisions. The majority of the Dream Realm is covered in forested area, toward the west is what appears to be a tropical area. In the northeast, a snowy forest. In the near center of the Dream Realm is what is referred to as the deadlands. The deadlands, as the name suggests, is basically a large area of forest that appears to have been in a forest fire. In the center of the deadlands in a ruined city. Lastly, surrounding this land is uninhabitable mountain area. For humans there is an obvious way of getting to the Dream Realm, and that is by sleep, when humans fall asleep they have a 40% chance of being transported to the Dream Realm. There are many questions about this place, many pertaining to it's history, but it is likely it will be a long while before they are answered. The Ark The Ark is a large portal within the snowy forest, it is the only means of transportation into reality for Rith. If any other being, including humans, try to use this portal they will be disintegrated on contact. Or at least, if they put an arm in it then that arm will no more. The portal transports Rith into a forest close to a small town. The Ark is not visible to human eyes. Guardians & Ancient Spirits There are twenty known Guardians that dot the Dream Realm. Guardians are NPC's. These large powerful beings take on the forms of one of the most well known beasts of folklore, the dragon. These beings live in what is known as the Skylands which are inaccessible floating islands that float far above the Dream Realm itself. Many think that any creature with the ability of flight can get there. But the pressure up there is extreme and the Skylands are so far up there is also a great lack of oxygen. Only dragons of very large proportions can withstand these factors. The dragons basically live in luxurious palaces in the Skylands. Many would assume that a large portion of Guardians are stuck up, but these beasts, well most, are exactly the opposite. They are responsible for trying to keep most of the Nightmares, and therefore the corruption, at bay. They also focus on four specific, and very ancient, spirits. These spirits are the Rith, Lurian, Lir, and Human Spirits. These beings are the most powerful beings within the realm and represent the main species of the realm. Well, with the inclusion of the Human Spirit. The most ancient of them being the Rith and Lurian (and therefore most powerful of the spirits) and the youngest being the Human Spirit. If, lets say, the Rith Spirit were killed then that entire species would vanish. At least, that is what is believed. These spirits have taken on hosts who were wiling to give of their forms for the spirits survival, though it is believed the Rith Spirit forcefully took another's form. One can actually obtain one of these spirits, by passing one or more tests and giving them a very good reason for that person needing them. If successful, that person will obtain the spirit in a glass ball. They say there is a ritual that can have one absorb that spirit, but there is a high risk of that spirit taking that person as a host and therefore this person lose all control of their own mind. But, there is a very thin chance of this not happening. If so, that person could gain immortality and maybe a few very powerful abilities. But, none in history have been successful, none have ever even discovered the ritual required to perform. These spirits have their own locations; the Lurian is within the ruined city in the deadlands, the Rith is located at the very heart of the jungle in a complex temple filled with traps, the Human is located at a sacred lake in the forest. Finally, the Lir is located somewhere in the tunnels. Rumor has it that the Lir didn't take control of their hosts mind and, in fact, the host is oblivious to the fact she has the spirit. Other The Dream Realm is going through the first stages of corruption. So expect random natural disasters, odd weather, diseases, etc. As the roleplay goes further in I may bring in other forms of corruption, but for now it is nothing too serious. As for diseases those have been contained within the mountains. Rules (Must Read) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Rules (Must Read) (open) Rules (Must Read) (close) You should be familiar with the site rules. No Mary Sue/Marty Stu issues. It just shows you have a lack of creativity. No powerplaying/Godmodding. I also don't want to see your character jumping off walls and whatnot unless your character has done some crazy squats, if you know what I mean. Your character does have the possibility of death. If your going to try to kill another users character then you must have permission from that person to do so. Some powers that your character may obtain have to have a form of weakness connected to it. Lir have only two powers (with the exception of their very advanced sight), Rith can have up to three, Lurian also have three. One other thing to note is that there are limited Lurian spots open. No one-liners please. At least two sentences, thank you. There are small character forums required. If this rp is successful then there will be a longer forum required when it is moved to the horror section. In the next version a brief history is required. What will remain the same is that personality is not required. I like the fun of discovering a characters history and learning how that character behaves instead of immediately knowing from that character forum. Be respectful to other players. Remember the motto "treat others as you wish to be treated." If you are reported being rude or harassing another player here you will be removed from this rp and possibly reported depending on what you've done. None of those 'smexy scenes' will be written out here. It's just 'fade to black', end of story. Kissing and hugging is perfectly fine. Certain extents of flirting is allowed, it just depends on what your character is doing. Just use your common sense to tell yourself what is right and what is wrong. Not that romance will definitely not be the main focus of this rp. Cursing is allowed, just don't over do it. Fandom characters are allowed but not encouraged. You must announce it is from a fandom within your forum. Characters with mental illnesses are allowed. No relationships between your own characters, it makes for a boring plot line. You can have as many characters as you can handle. Here are the basic forums. Go crazy with them. If you want to add stuff or make it look nice I don't mind. If you want to add a brief history or personality I don't mind that either. Human (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Human (open) Human (close) (Insert image somewhere right here if you plan to use one) Name Age Gender Species Description(Delete if using image) Relations Rith (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Rith (open) Rith (close) (Insert image somewhere right here if you plan to use one) Name Age Gender Species Mutations Powers Description of other form(Delete if none) Description(Delete if using image) Relations Lurian (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Lurian (open) Lurian (close) (Insert image here somewhere right here if you plan to use one) Name Age Gender Species Powers Description of other form(Delete if none) Description(Delete if using image) Relations Lir (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Lir (open) Lir (close) (Insert image somewhere right here if you plan to use one) Name Age Gender Species Powers Description of other form(Delete if using image) Mutations Description(Delete if using image) Relations My Characters (Move your mouse to reveal the content) My Characters (open) My Characters (close) Name: Ashlyn Whittington Clark Age: Seventeen. Gender: Female. Species: Human. Relations: Jackson Couch Clark. Name: Jackson Couch Clark Age: Nineteen. Gender: Male. Species: Human. Relations: Ashlyn Whittington Clark. Name: Heather Age: Ten. Gender: Female Species: Lir. Powers: Light-footed, fast Description of other form: A white rabbit. Mutations: None. Relations: None. She thinks of Dimitri as a brother. Other: She carries a little white bunny toy around with her. Name: Dimitri Vendetta Lars Age: Twelve. Gender: Male. Species: Rith. Mutations: Teeth can shift into sharp canines. Mouth can stretch into abnormal length, cheek bone to check bone. Description: Black hair, ice blue eyes. Powers: Fire manipulation. He can only summon small bursts of flame, nothing major yet. He can also manipulate water and anything ice or snow related but has yet to even control this. Relations: Dead. Name: Gloria Jessica "Merack" Mary Age: One-hundred and ten. Gender: Female. Species: Rith. Mutations: Long, sleek, black scaled tail ending in a blade and six spikes. Two black antennae on her head that end in what appear to be right triangle shapes. Two much smaller antennae are found just below those. They seem that they could be used in a similar manner to dog ears. Powers: Acid in her other form. Other than that it is abnormal strength. Description of other form: An eight foot tall black scaled creature with a swan-like neck and a snake-like head. She has seemingly spider-like legs that have inwardly bending knees. Only, a small part of the leg is actually made of flesh and bone, the majority of her legs are made of these spike-like things that bend gently outward in the middle area of them. She has a long sleek tail that ends in a blade and six spikes. Spikes cover the back of her head down to the base of her tail. Her eyes are of a violet color in this form. This form is considered her 'other self' which is known as Merack. She has no control over this form. Description: Black hair and silver colored eyes. Relations: Doesn't remember... Name: Benjamin River "Ben" Charles Nicknames: Ben, Benjie, doesn't allow anyone but his brother to call him Benjie. Age: Twenty-seven. Gender: Male. Species: Human. Relations: Jeffery. Name: Jeffery Richard "Jeff" Charles Nicknames: Jeff. Age: Twenty-seven. Gender: Male. Species: Human. Relations: Benjamin. Name: Narena Age: 2,000. Trapped in a fourteen year old body. Gender: Female. Species: Lurian. Powers: Telepathy and the ability of moving small objects with her mind. Relations: Dead. Other: The corruption that is beginning to engulf the Dream Realm has corrupted her. I own none of the images shown above. Rights go to their respected owners.