Being a magical girl isn't all it's made out to be. Yeah, you get a pretty dress and an awesome transformation sequence, but sooner or later, you'll find yourself siding with the nearest organization, criminal or not. Gotta pay for rent, or meals, or whatever somehow. And they don't always pay well. Of course, that all pales in comparison to being one of a few in the service of a pint-sized sun goddess. Amaterasu means well, but she really needs to find some way of paying us. Wait. What do you mean I was supposed to explain how it works!? Nobody told me that! Oh fine! Where'd I put my notes . . . ah! Found 'em! “In service to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu are magical girls representing various art forms. They are henceforth referred to as 'Embodiments'. Nobody knows how many Embodiments there actually are, but it's assumed there's at least a dozen per major city, with anywhere from two to six Embodiments in smaller cities, and sometimes per region. I, myself, am one of four Embodiments in Show Low, a little tourist town up in the mountains of Arizona. I'm not allowed to tell what it is we Embodiments fight, but I can say that we have a tough time doing it, so Amaterasu has decided to recruit two more to our number, in hopes of making things easier on the rest of us.” There. Done. Can I go home now? Huh? Oh, how we transform. “Despite Amaterasu's status as a sun goddess, she believes that the best way to fight darkness is with darkness, and so when an Embodiment transforms, she says the phrase 'Let Chaos take control', unleashing her powers. To untransform, while still preserving energy, she says 'Let Chaos be reigned', containing her powers. An Embodiment will automatically untransform when she runs out of energy to sustain it with, though letting that happen is ill-advised because that generally leaves the Embodiment exhausted.” --Introduction to being an Embodiment homemade DVD Human Form Name: (Self-explanatory. Immigrants allowed.) Age: (13-18, the average magical girl ages) Embodiment of: (Can be any art form, or any artistic expression. Examples: ballet, dance in general, skating in general, painting, music, etc. Even graffiti is a valid choice, though you will get looks.) Personality: (Remember, she was picked for the darker aspects of her personality. A bubbly cheery kid isn't going to make the cut, but neither is a kid with no happiness or belief in something better. Unrealistically traumatic pasts will be denied immediately.) Years of Experience: (Four veterans, two rookies. Age comes into play here. The younger they are, the less experience they have fighting whatever it is they're fighting.) Appearance: (Try and match it up with the Age. If pictures, anime-style only.) Employer: (Do they put their powers to use for any organizations? Just put “None” if unemployed.) Backstory: (Ideally, all six are Show Low natives. However, if they're from out of town [which is allowed] please explain how they arrived in Show Low. Also, how did they come to be in Amaterasu's service? Life stories not needed nor recommended.) Embodiment Form Appearance: (Self-explanatory. Magical Girl-esque description or picture based on what they're the Embodiment of) Transformation Sequence: (Optional.) Specialty: (Attacking, supporting, defending, etc.) Finishing Move: (Optional.) Meta Information There's going to be six characters in play, but only four of them will be Embodiments to begin with. The RP is going to start immediately after the finishing edits are made to the above-listed DVD, with the four veterans meeting the two new rookies. Amaterasu herself is mostly not gonna be present, but she will make an NPC appearance at the beginning to introduce the rookies, and will make appearances here and there to “check in” on the players. The girl in the video can be played by anyone, but once that role has been assigned, it won't change hands. Rules The usual rules apply. I trust I don't need to remind you not to god-mod, not to meta-play (using information your character doesn't know to your character's advantage), and not to be rude to the other players? Aside from that, I'd like a minimum of a paragraph and a half, with literate writing. This should give you enough space that you can leave something for the other players to work with, but at the same time, won't force you to write an entire short story just for one post. Also, please don't whine about storyline decisions. If you want to contest them, or question them, do so civilly. I don't mind answering questions in OOC, but aimlessly whining is just not cool. Lastly, try not to leave anyone behind. If two people start responding to each other in the topic without waiting for the others, if it gets to the point where at least half a page is nothing but the same two people, I'll boot both from the RP and call for replacements. I think that's everything, so without further ado, let's begin!