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Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by monopoisoner, Sep 12, 2016.

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    Welcome to MEMENTO MORI, a roleplay run by mono and soli. Please take note that the roleplay was constructed WITHOUT MOBILE VIEW in mind. It should still be mostly readable, but ideally viewed from a desktop. We hope you enjoy your stay.
    #1 monopoisoner, Sep 12, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2016
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    Welcome to memento mori, a roleplay run by mono and soli. Based around the concept of death gods, it takes on a darker slice of life atmosphere.

    even death has a heart

    what if life doesn't really end after death?
    what do you have to do to finally rest?
    First, we define what exactly is a death god.

    the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism

    a supreme being according to some particular conception

    death god
    a supreme being that oversees the cessation of life

    They go by many names. Shinigami, Azrail, Ankou, the Grim Reaper, just to name a few. Their stories and appearances vary, but in reality they're all the same: Death Gods. Those who keep the veil between life and death, guide souls in their afterlife march and tend to vengeful spirits wreaking havoc on the mortal plane. Their job is often long, arduous, and a little bit lonely, with endless days and too long nights. They fulfil their task until the day they recover their last memory, finally able to move on and join other souls into the next step of the journey.

    For some, this task is but a blink, moving on within a couple of days and bidding their fellow death gods good bye. But for the unlucky ones, this process can span hundreds of years, each memory but a grain of sand in an hourglass. This is why they've bound them together; helping each other locate fragments of themselves, and hopefully giving them a chance to finally rest. For eventually, each one must come to terms with their life before they can move to the next step in death.
    #2 monopoisoner, Sep 12, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
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    As per usual, please follow the terms of service as set by Iwaku's staff. Any transgressions will be immediately reported to respective authorities. Sorry if I sound like a hardass, but that's just how I roll. I don't have much patience for rule-breakers.

    This roleplay is extremely collaborative in nature. If you don't have the time to be present OOC, then I would recommend against joining this roleplay. Being open and friendly OOC is a must for this; if you don't feel welcome yet, just tell either of us privately and we'll help you out.

    This roleplay is app-based; when you submit a reservation, your character concept will be evaluated to see if it will fit the world. Unfortunately, this means that some persons will be rejected or changes might be asked of you. Please take our criticism gracefully. We're honestly not trying to antagonize you; we're just looking for some very specific standards and qualities in our roleplayers.

    The app process is divided into two sections: the public app and the PM'd information. The public app serves as a notification to interested parties on what kind of archetype you'll be covering so that we can prevent overlaps, so it will posted in the OOC. You can make allusions to your character's history (and encouraged to do so!), but primarily covers their personality. Please remember to turn off Rich Text Editor!

    The PM, meanwhile, should be titled ▸┇ MEMENTO.MORI ⊹◞ character name and sent to @Soli and @monopoisoner in a shared conversation between the three of us. Please remember to turn off Rich Text Editor!
    Only work on the CS once you've received the go-signal from either of us. Do not edit or change the CS any more than necessary, and please contact @monopoisoner for any issues you might encounter while working on it. Further instructions will be found on the CS page.

    I am haunted by humans.

    *ooc code
    *pm code
    *cs page

    #3 monopoisoner, Sep 12, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  4. Welcome to memento mori, a roleplay run by mono and soli. Based around the concept of death gods, it takes on a darker slice of life atmosphere.

    what does being a death god mean?
    what's the line between being a ghost and a death god?
    when does it finally end?
    How humans perceive death gods varies from person to person, with the most common being deceased loved ones. Culture and religious beliefs play major parts, so some may see a deity or figures like the hooded Grim Reaper.

    The true appearance of death gods is completely human. It's based on a major event in their life rather than their age at death, which is why many death gods are around early 20's to late 40's where many of life's important stages occur.
    There is a very fine line between ghosts and death gods. Ghosts can become death gods after being exorcised, whilst death gods can become ghosts if they're unable to accept the memories that will eventually plague them.

    The main difference between the two is that ghosts continue to cling to life, while death gods run away from it.
    Methods of exorcism vary between each death god, but they are all firmly rooted in existing religions. The paradigm they believed in while they were alive often translates to what they'll use to exorcise ghosts. This is less about their god "rewarding" their faith, and more about how it's easier to access their spiritual energy when they have a "path" to follow.

    Agnostics and atheists possess weaker exorcism abilities, but can learn. However, most opt to go for a more soul weapon-based specialty rather than half-hearted purification abilities.
    The true origins of death gods continues to be a mystery that will likely remain unsolved for the rest of eternity. However, it's quite easy to tell if one will become a death god. Suicide almost guarantees the fact, but any sort of regret that makes you run away from truly accepting life can qualify you for the job.

    While humans sensitive to spiritual energy and the like can feel a death god's presence, it's impossible for the two to ever converse. Death gods hold no power in the mortal realm.

    Humans only really see death gods when nearing death themselves. The earliest they can start seeing them is around an hour before they die. It's perfectly possible to never even see them.

    All death gods have the ability to telepathically communicate with each other in addition to speaking normally. Much like a modern day chat program, they can turn on or off the mental link at anytime, and "mute" people if they want to. It's a painless, almost automatic process to connect with others like this, and it is unaffected by distance.
    Ghosts are assessed and ranked based on threat level and amount of power they have over the mortal plane.

    D-C: have little sway in the physical world, usually only require a brief exorcism
    C-B: have some ability in the physical world, usually requires some combat before exorcism
    B-A: plenty of control in the physical world, definitely requires a coordinated team before exorcism
    A-S: a ghost that threatens to rip the veil between the two worlds.

    Death gods possess varying strengths as well, so higher level death gods may be able to handle low-level B's on their own.
    *soul weapon
    The term "weapon" is a bit of a misnomer, as they don't often take on the shape a lethal object. More frequently, they're items of some significance to the death god during their life. A librarian might use sheets of paper, a zookeeper a tiger; there's no real limit to them. The size of one's soul weapon is no indicator of strength.

    Most of the time, these 'weapons' are used to separate souls from living bodies during their time of death. However, they are sometimes used to subdue more unruly ghosts to ready them for exorcism.
    #4 monopoisoner, Sep 12, 2016
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    This is where you begin writing about your character concept. I don't expect long blocks; in fact, I discourage it! I want to see concise writing wherein you'll be able to sell your character idea with a minimal amount of words. Feel free to allude to your character's past, but don't directly say it; let people draw their own conclusions. The main focus of this should be your character's personality though.

    Please remember to turn off RTE when using this code, as there's a great likelihood it will break. The 425x200 image at the top should be replaced with an image of your character. Remember to tag @Soli and @monopoisoner when posting this. c: Please do not forget that this a two-part process and that you still have to submit a PM'd version of the app!
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    In this section, you explain to us in greater detail what your character's history is and how they qualify for being a shinigami. Please feel free to take your time understanding the nuances of your character and creating a solid background for them. We'll only PM you a follow-up if it's been more than five days since your initial (public) application and you still haven't submitted the private message.

    We'll give you some feedback on your character, once we give you the go-signal, go ahead and start working on your CS in the CS thread! We'll announce to the OOC that you've been accepted ourselves so that persons will avoid using similar characters as yours. Remember to turn off RTE. c:
    #6 monopoisoner, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
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    Welcome to memento mori, a roleplay run by mono and soli. Based around the concept of death gods, it takes on a darker slice of life atmosphere.

    even death has a heart

    what if life doesn't really end after death?
    what do you have to do to finally rest?
    CS can be found by clicking this link. Remember to turn off RTE or this will become a sodding mess x(

    Please change all #1460ef to your preferred hexcode using this website.

    Anyway, the image on the left side is 250x600, please replace with an image you feel fits with your color scheme. The 125x125 image on the upper right side should be of your character. The username at the bottom is yours, because that's your character after all and no one should take it without permission.

    The text on the large image to the left can be of anything you want, and you're free to adjust the area it's floating on if it's awkward. The coding, however, is a bit sensitive so I don't recommend it if you're not confident in your abilities. If you want help, just tell me and I should be able to play the knight in shining armor to your damsel in distress.

    Please don't hesitate to ask for help if the code breaks or any similar situations. c: That's what I'm here for! Worse comes to worst I'll just copy-paste everything into a fresh code. c:

    Finally, please don't recycle or take this code without permission. I'd be genuinely unhappy to see any reproduction of this at its current state. This may change as time goes on and my abilities improve, but right now I'd rather not have anyone copy this. I'm sorry!
    #7 monopoisoner, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
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    Write anything you'd like here. If you're confident in your abilities to mess with my bb-code, feel free to adjust the positioning of this text. If you aren't, just arrange your crop around this, sorry! I can help you if you'd like. Feel free to change to goodbye to something else too.

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    exorcism: insert religion here
    soul weapon: insert name here
    faceclaim: name (source)
    Write about your character's personality here. Feel free to go more in-depth and add additional details, like how they feel as a death god, losing their memories and anything else you feel is related. On another note, the image to the left is 250x600, while the one on top is 125x125 just so you don't forget.


     [religion here]
    what resources do they use? any special chants?

    soul weapon
     [name of soul weapon here]
    explain what exactly is it, how they use it, and what relevance does it have to them if this information is already available


    In this section, write about what they currently know about their past life, little clues that would help other roleplayers draw some conclusions about your character. They could be wrong, they could be right, but that's the fun of it!