GROUP RP PLOTTING Pax Vampira

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Asmodeus, Jun 22, 2013.


  1. The Ides of March
    ... fifteenth day of the third month, in the forty-fourth year before the birth of Christ.
    The day everything changed...

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    Julius Caesar was slain by his senators, who feared his popularity with the common people would lead to dictatorship. In the mass hysteria that followed, the assassins fled Rome and Marc Antony, noblest of Caesar's friends, hunted them across the empire in a two year civil war that decimated the Republic.

    And when at last the traitors were crushed, Marc Antony returned home with hopes to rebuild the Republic and immortalize the memory of Julius Caesar.

    Yet he was granted only ONE of these wishes...



    On the steps of the Senate the returning Marc Antony found not ruins nor bloodshed, not rioters nor mourners... but Caesar himself, smiling and pale. The old friends embraced... and Caesar sunk his fangs into Marc Antony's throat.

    The Roman Empire was born.

    Someone had brought the Emperor back. And before the people he proclaimed himself Son of the Divine and became the tyrant Brutus feared he would. He sired a new Senate, a dynasty of vampires who replaced the academia and aristocracy. And upon the slave population and peasant classes they fed and prospered.

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    100 years have passed. Christ has come and gone, and his followers now perish in the Gladiator games. What might have been a threat to the Reign of Caesar is now but a flicker, and the vampires are secure in their empire of the night.


    But threats are rising.

    From the north the border legions speak of monsters.... barbarians who take the forms of wolves and other fiends. With each day there are new raids... new atrocities upon the civilized world.

    Roman Britain has fallen and the Celts have crossed the Channel to unite the Visigoths and Slavonic tribes. With powers of the Nordic and Pagan pantheons they swear to bring chaos to the gates of Rome.


    And to the south... from the vast and untrodden deserts of Africa... another ruler sets her sights upon the Empire.

    Cleopatra... lover of Caesar's old friend, Marc Antony, marches with an army of the Sun God Ra, set for revenge, and to exploit the weakness of their Roman foe.

    Like Caesar she has sustained her life and bartered immortality from the gods. And with armoured warriors of Horus and Anubis she will not rest till she has taken Caesar's head.


    By moon and sun and gravedust, history shall be re-written.

    And the Pax Vampira will face its greatest test.

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    CHOOSE YOUR FACTION

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    [parsehtml]<table align=center><tr><td>Name: <tr><td>Faction: <tr><td>Occupation: <tr><td>Appearance: (Pics Acceptable) <tr><td>Mundane Abilities: (human skills) <tr><td>Martial Abilities: (trained combat skills) <tr><td>Magical Abilities: (see below) <tr><td>History: (1-3 paragraphs)</table>[/parsehtml]
    PLEASE NOTE: The following powers are an aid to character. This is not a combat roleplay. If you're here to powergame and create the most super-powered creature then kindly direct yourself to the logout button. These powers have been brainstormed and are simply a rough set of limitations. If you have other suggestions, let me know]

    The same power may be taken multiple times to give you more uses of it.

    VAMPIRES
    Vampire Strengths (open)

    Twice as strong as humans
    Twice as fast as humans
    Twice as perceptive as humans
    Spider-climb ability
    No reflection
    Heal all injuries within 10 seconds
    No need to breathe
    Vampire Weaknesses (open)

    You must feed twice a day
    You burn in sunlight (turn to ash in 10 seconds)
    You lie down dead if staked in the heart (but revive if the stake is removed)
    You disintegrate if decapitated
    You burn in running water (drown within 10 seconds)
    Fire harms you and takes a whole minute to heal
    You must be invited into a property owned by a human
    You must sleep in a coffin lined with the soil of Rome, or lose your strengths the next day
    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)

    Janus - you can enter a home without being invited
    Jupiter - You can jump up to 50ft
    Apollo - You heal non-flame wounds within 5 seconds
    Saturn - you can slow time to half-speed once per day for 5 seconds
    Genius - you can animate a single object up to half your size for 1 minute
    Mercury - you can communicate with all nocturnal animals
    Sol - you can withstand sunlight for 1 minute before starting to burn
    Mars - your fingernails are as sharp as knife blades
    Vulcan - only silver can break your skin. This includes stakes.
    Neptune - you are unharmed by running water, but can still drown
    Orcus - you can speak to the mind of someone you have bitten.
    Liber - you can turn invisible once per day for 1 minute
    Tellus - you do not need to lay in the earth to regenerate, as long as you sleep in total darkness
    Luna - you can assume mist form three times a day for 30 seconds at a time
    Ceres - a stake to the heart does not harm you in any way
    Juno - you can turn your skin to stone for 1 minute per day, but cannot move while doing so
    Diana - you can track the scent of whoever you have interacted with in the last 12 hours
    Minerva - you can dominate 1 weak minded human once per day and make them carry out your wishes
    Venus - you can give off pheremones to seduce one human per day
    Vesta - fire does not harm you in any way


    ATUMITES

    Atumite Strengths (open)
    Atumite Armour - lightweight and highly resilient
    Desert Son - you do not tire or dehydrate in arid conditions
    Enchanted blades - your weapons can be silver, flaming, wooden or poisoned
    Plague Lord - you can summon swarms of scarabs/locusts/snakes/insects once per day
    Dunesight - you cannot be dazzled by light
    You can make crude alchemical explosives and poisons
    Atumite Weaknesses (open)
    Without your armour you are as mortal as humans
    Speed, strength and perception are within human limits
    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)
    Ammut - your mouth can extend and you can swallow enemies whole once per day
    Anubis - you can kill the weak-minded once per day by keeping your hand on them for 10 seconds
    Anuket - you can summon rushing water (equivalent to a small stream)
    Apophis - you can double the speed of your blows while remaining stationary 3 times a day
    Bastet - three time a day you can ward off an undead creature by chanting and keeping eye-contact
    Geb - you can manipulate the earth element to form man-sized cracks in the ground 3 times a day
    Hathor - you can seduce one human once per day
    Horus - you can fly for 5 minutes once per day
    Isis - you can assume alternate faces and human body shapes (within human parameters)
    Kebechet - you can heal disease and purify food and water
    Khepri - you can summon swarms of scarabs 3 times a day
    Khonsu - you can turn invisible once per day for one minute
    Mafdet - you can throw your weapon like a boomerang
    Nekhbet - you can smell dead things with a mile
    Osiris - you can heal fatal wounds if you put your hand on them within 5 seconds
    Ptah - you can create an animal companion 3 times a day (no larger than a cat) that last for 5 minutes
    Ra - you can reflect sunlight from you blades and direct it as a beam while stationary
    Sehkmet - you can manipulate fire as long as you stay still and concentrate
    Set - you can summon sandstorms three times a day that last 1 minute
    Thoth - you can send messages up to 5 miles to another Atumite who you know
    Wadjet - you can summon your Atumite armour to your body with a single thought


    WEREWOLVES
    Werewolf Strengths (open)
    Twice as strong as humans
    Twice as fast as humans
    Twice as perceptive as humans
    Heal all (non-silver) injuries within 10 seconds
    Scent tracking of any creature interacted with over 24 hours
    Werewolf Weaknesses (open)

    Human during the day
    Poor climbing ability
    Cannot heal silver-induced injuries
    Poor manual dexterity in wolf form (you can grip a sword, but not operate devices)
    Transformation takes 30 seconds
    You fall unconscious for 1 hour after changing back to human form
    Cannot speak in wolf form
    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)
    Baldr - you can shift into forms of great beauty
    Bragi - you can hypnotize a weak-minded human once per day and make them do your will
    Brigid - you can manipulate fire as long as you concentrate and remain still
    Cernunnos - you can form horns, spines and claws of bone for 1 minute 3 times a day
    Eir - You have healing magic and can mend non-fatal wounds by touching them for 30 seconds
    Freya - you can seduce one human once per day
    Hel - you can kill the weak-minded with a touch of 10 seconds contact
    Hlín - you can turn your skin to bark once per day if you remain still
    Höðr - you can summon snowstorms three times a day that last 1 minute
    Hœnir - you travel in perfect silence when moving half-speed
    Loki - you can create a mirror image of yourself once per day that lasts 1 minute
    Magni - you can double your strength once per day for 1 minute
    Máni - you can shift once per day without the moon and keep wolf form for 5 minutes
    Nótt - you can control shadows/darkness if you remain still and concentrate
    Odin - you can communicate psychically with three other werewolves you are close to
    Ran - you can make rivers burst their banks or water fly from containment
    Sol - you can make one ray of sunlight pierce a cloud/wall/tree/rock once per day
    Thor - you can summon a thunderclap three times a day to deafen enemies
    Tyr - you can jump up to 50ft
    Ullr - you can track anyone you have met in the last week
    Váli - you can shift in under 10 seconds if an injury has enraged you


    HUMANS

    Human Strengths (open)

    Choose 3 powers from ANY of the above ability lists
    Human Weaknesses (open)

    You must be sworn as a slave to a Vampire, Werewolf or Atumite
     
    #1 Asmodeus, Jun 22, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  2. You would be planning this just as I've reached my RP limit.

    *presses up against the window and stares in sadly*
     
  3. *smiles* I'm way excited about this! And Grumpy? Your zombie game's hilarious! I love reading it!
     
  4. There is no such thing as an RP limit. Only a limited roleplayer. [/profoundasfuckery]


    Hmm... maybe we should make a list of powahs. Everything could be linked to the Roman Pantheon.... i.e. the type of vampire powers you get depends on which gods you follow... That way we allow players to custom-build their vampires.


    VAMPIRES
    Vampire Strengths (open)

    Twice as strong as humans
    Twice as fast as humans
    Twice as perceptive as humans
    Spider-climb ability
    No reflection
    Heal all injuries within 10 seconds
    No need to breathe

    Vampire Weaknesses (open)

    You must feed twice a day
    You burn in sunlight (turn to ash in 10 seconds)
    You lie down dead if staked in the heart (but revive if the stake is removed)
    You disintegrate if decapitated
    You burn in running water (drown within 10 seconds)
    Fire harms you and takes a whole minute to heal
    You must be invited into a property owned by a human
    You must sleep in a coffin lined with the soil of Rome, or lose your strengths the next day


    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)

    Janus - you can enter a home without being invited
    Jupiter - You can jump up to 50ft
    Apollo - You can heal non-flame wounds within 5 seconds
    Saturn - you can slow time once per day for 5 seconds
    Genius - you can animate a single object up to half your size
    Mercury - you can communicate with all nocturnal animals
    Sol - you can withstand sunlight for 1 minute before starting to burn
    Mars - your fingernails are as sharp as knife blades
    Vulcan - only silver can break your skin. This includes stakes.
    Neptune - you are unharmed by running water, but can still drown
    Orcus - you can send a summons to the mind of someone you have bitten. They can choose to ignore it
    Liber - you can turn invisible once per day for 1 minute
    Tellus - you do not need to lay in the earth to regenerate, as long as you sleep in total darkness
    Luna - you can assume mist form three times a day for 30 seconds at a time
    Ceres - a stake to the heart does not harm you in any way
    Juno - you can turn your skin to stone for 1 minute per day, but cannot move while doing so
    Diana - you can track the scent of whoever you have interacted with in the last 12 hours
    Minerva - you can dominate 1 weak minded human once per day and make them carry out your wishes
    Venus - you can give off pheremones to seduce one human per day
    Vesta - fire does not harm you in any way



    EGYPTIANS
    Egyptian Strengths (open)
    Atumite Armour - lightweight and highly resilient
    Desert Son - you do not tire or dehydrate in arid conditions
    Enchanted blades - your weapons can be silver, flaming, wooden or poisoned
    Plague Lord - you can summon swarms of scarabs/locusts/snakes/insects once per day
    Dunesight - you cannot be dazzled by light
    You can make crude alchemical explosives and poisons

    Egyptian Weaknesses (open)
    Without your armour you are as mortal as humans
    Speed, strength and perception are within human limits


    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)
    Ammut - your mouth can extend and you can swallow enemies whole
    Anubis - you can kill the weak-minded by keeping your hand on them for 10 seconds
    Anuket - you can summon rushing water
    Apophis - you can double the speed of your blows while remaining stationary 3 times a day
    Bastet - you can ward off one undead creature by chanting and keeping eye-contact with it
    Geb - you can manipulate the earth element to form cracks in the ground
    Hathor - you can seduce one human once per day
    Horus - you can fly for 5 minutes once per day
    Isis - you can assume alternate faces and human body shapes (within human parameters)
    Kebechet - you can heal disease and purify food and water
    Khepri - you can summon swarms of scarabs 3 times a day
    Khonsu - you can turn invisible once per day for one minute
    Mafdet - you can throw your weapon like a boomerang
    Nekhbet - you can smell dead things and track them
    Osiris - you can heal fatal wounds if you put your hand on them within 5 seconds
    Ptah - you can create animal companions (no larger than a cat) that last for 5 minutes
    Ra - you can reflect sunlight for you blades and direct it as a beam
    Sehkmet - you can manipulate fire as long as you stay still and concentrate
    Set - you can summon sandstorms three times a day that last 1 minute
    Thoth - you can send messages over great distances to other Atumites
    Wadjet - you can summon your Atumite armour to your body with a single thought



    WEREWOLVES
    Werewolf Strengths (open)
    Twice as strong as humans
    Twice as fast as humans
    Twice as perceptive as humans
    Heal all (non-silver) injuries within 10 seconds
    Scent tracking of any creature interacted with over 24 hours

    Werewolf Weaknesses (open)

    Human during the day
    Poor climbing ability
    Cannot heal silver-induced injuries
    Poor manual dexterity in wolf form (you can grip a sword, but not operate devices)
    Transformation takes 30 seconds
    You fall unconscious for 1 hour after changing back to human form
    Cannot speak in wolf form


    Choose 3 powers from this list (open)
    Baldr - you can shift into forms of great beauty
    Bragi - you are a master of music and poetry
    Brigid - you can manipulate fire as long as you concentrate and remain still
    Cernunnos - you can form horns, spines and claws of bone
    Eir - You have healing magic
    Freya - you can seduce one human once per day
    Hel - you can kill the weak-minded with a touch of 10 seconds contact
    Hlín - you can turn your skin to bark once per day if you remain still
    Höðr - you can summon snowstorms three times a day that last 1 minute
    Hœnir - you travel in perfect silence when moving half-speed
    Loki - you can create a mirror image of yourself once per day that lasts 1 minute
    Magni - you can double your strength once per day for 1 minute
    Máni - you can shift once per day without the moon and keep wolf form for 5 minutes
    Nótt - you can control darkness if you remain still and concentrate
    Odin - you can communicate psychically with three other werewolves you are close to
    Ran - you can make rivers burst their banks
    Sol - you can one ray of sunlight pierce a cloud/wall/tree/rock once per day
    Thor - you can summon a thunderclap three times a day to deafen enemies
    Tyr - you can jump up to 50ft
    Ullr - you can track anyone you have met in the last week
    Váli - you can shift in 10 seconds if an injury has enraged you


    HUMANS
    Human Strengths (open)

    Choose 3 powers from ANY of the above ability lists

    Human Weaknesses (open)

    You must be sworn as a slave to a vampire
     
    #4 Asmodeus, Jun 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  5. Now the desire to be Alexander the Great is very strong.
     
  6. Did I hear lesbian vampires?
     
    #6 Tegan, Jun 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2013
  7. No. No you fucking didn't.
     
  8. Made a banner thingy

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  9. I would join the crap out of this board. THE CRAP OUT OF IT.
     
  10. I'mma chargin' my mysterious witch coven with overly elaborate costumes.
     
  11. Ah! I wish I could take a glimpse inside your mind, Asmo.
    I shall declare my interest in this.