~An original roleplay of mine reposted on here from another roleplay site. If you have any ideas to advance the plot, or to give it some twists, post in OOC or message me :) All ideas and suggestions welcomed and appreciated~ What if you could erase a person's memory with a simple touch? Or manipulate a person's senses? Or sway their emotions? What if you had power over the mind? Now, you do. You didn't know about your abilities at first, but then strange things started to happen around you... accidents happened, but you had a feeling something larger was going on. Something that had to do with you. These strange occurrences, these accidents, somehow, they were your fault. Some of you start to experiment to see what you can do, to try and understand it, but things don't always go so well, and you're found out. Tracers (pretty much soldier-like bounty hunters) come after you, and you're forced to flee. You're a freak who shouldn't exist; a danger to society, they say. Really, though, they're just scared of you. You keep running, trying to find others like you, because you figure they're the only ones who would accept you, and that maybe, just maybe, you'll find someone who can teach you how to control your abilities. After travelling from place to place for a while and hiding out, you hear through the grape vine that there's a place you can go. A place where you can be safe. They call it Arzura: The Illusion Academy, though it isn't actually a school. It's more like a safe haven and training camp bundled into one, though there are some normal classes... not many, though. Overall, it's a place where the tracers can't follow you, a place where you don't have to keep running, a place where you can be safe with others like yourself. Or is that all just an illusion as well? You head for the Academy, thinking the offer too good to be true, but it's the only place you can go right now, the only hope you have, so you go. And that's where your story begins. Abilities: • (0 players so far) Eraser: Has the ability to erase a person's memories. Usually they can only erase themselves from someone else's mind, but if they are very strong or talented, can do much more. It's an ability that can be hard to control. • (0 players so far) Illusionist: Has ability to manipulate one or more of the five senses (ultimately all five). It takes lots of practice and mental training to be able to maintain sensory illusions. This ability requires more concentration than any of the others and is difficult to master. • (0 players so far) Manipulator: Has the ability to manipulate a person's emotions or emotional drive. Their own emotions can easily affect someone else, and manipulators can sense or read other's emotions. This ability can be overwhelming for the inexperienced user and can be difficult to get under control. • (0 players so far) Whisperer: Has the ability to place thoughts or ideas into someone's head. It's kind of like telepathy because the whisperer is literally whispering a thought or idea directly into someone's mind. More skilled users don't have to verbalize anything and can work completely from the mind, but inexperienced users have to verbalize the thoughts or ideas. They're great at persuading. The ability is easy to control (after a little practice), but can be difficult to master. • (1 players so far) Listener: Has the ability to read thoughts and see memories. Listening to thoughts is simple, kind of like you're just listening to someone talk, but seeing memories is a little more complicated. When viewing memories, the experience of the person becomes your experience as well (you're seeing it through their eyes). Many inexperienced users would say the sensation is like getting swept up into a tidal wave, but much more experienced users would say they've learned to take control of the wave and "surf". This ability is very hard to control. ((There are ways to block people from touching your mind, or pushing them out of you mind, usually by imagining and picturing images in your mind such as a white curtain, brick wall, or hands forcing them out.)) ((When someone tries to touch your mind (aka uses their ability on you) or you try to touch theirs, there is a tingling feeling at the back of your neck/base of your skull. Sometimes can be unaware of the sensation.)) ((NOONE has full control or anything even half-way close to full control of their abilities at the beginning of the roleplay.)) CS: Full Name: Nickname: (not required) Age: (15 to 19) Gender: Sexual Orientation: Appearance: (if you want to give a description, that's fine, but please accompany it with an image -no anime this time) Ability: (abilities are listed above) Personality: (doesn't have to be extensive, just the basics. Characters develop inside an RP, after all) History: (can be as basic or as in-depth as you like, but no "he has no memories" or crap like that) Extra: (any little extras about your character, for example, any little quirks or habits they have) Rules: No godplay Cursing is okay, but limit it. Romance is fine, but don't get extremely graphic (fade to black or something). Don't kill someone else's character without permission. You can't automatically touch another character's mind. For example "He laid a hand on her arm, trying to touch her mind with his own," instead of,"He laid a hand on her arm, touching her mind with his own." You can't block every attempt someone makes at touching your character's mind. You can block some, but not all. For example, every now and then write, "As his hand rested on her arm, she felt a familiar chilling, tingly sensation at the back of her neck. Her eyes widened. He was trying to touch her mind. She tried to picture a white curtain closing to form a barrier between them, to shield her mind from him, but she was too slow, too edgy, and the image fell apart as his touch reached her," rather than always blocking them with something like, "As his hand rested on her arm, she felt a familiar chilling, tingly sensation at the back of her neck. Her eyes widened. He was trying to touch her mind. She tried to picture a white curtain closing to form a barrier between them, to shield her mind from him. It snapped shut. She focused on strengthening the image, leaving no holes for him to slip through." Both, however are acceptable replies, just don't block too much! Have good grammar when a character is not speaking or thinking. Write at least 5 sentences in every reply. Other than that, your replies can be as long as you want them to be :) Don't disappear. Please inform me through OOC or private message if you have to take time off from the RP or are quitting. Don't worry, I'll understand (college student, here). Also, as the creator, I have final say. Post your characters here, and wait for approval before posting in the IC thread (https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/illusions.116241/) Discuss the plot and ideas. Talk about whatever.