My RP ideas are usually not very popular, but hey, thought I'd try it out, anyways. Fancy Introduction (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Fancy Introduction (open) Fancy Introduction (close) The pursuit of perfection. Humans have always fought futilely to become or even sometimes obtain that which is perfect, yet, other than He who was both God and man, we have always failed. Or so we have always thought. In legend, whispers have arisen of historical figures who have attained greater than the scope of man, whether it be through some dark art, immortality, or religious beautification. Merlin, Nicholas Flamel, the Count of St. Germain, Rasputin, Alexander the Great, Anastasia, Joan d'Arc, Faust. The list goes on. Why? They are the winners of the game. Since the first cave painting of people on the wall, the first little wooden carvings of ancient homosapiens not even blessed with proper speech, much less a form of writing, select dolls and paintings have taken life and fought for something they didn't yet quite understand. The duration of the game has always varied, sometimes taking only days, at others taking hundreds of years, and the players have changed dramatically, but in its heart it has always remained the same. You must fight with the heart given to you - that which is now referred to as a Rosa Mystica - to steal the hearts of the others, rendering them motionless, emotionless, no longer capable of holding that which matters most to a piece of art or a toy: the feelings and memories of your owners. The reward for the Rose (for that is what they call every winner) is a taste of perfection, before an incarnation into a human life. Some let the experience of touching, tasting, experiencing what it would be to be perfect, fade away in their new life. Others come to hate it, rebel against it and use it to enact their highest potential for evil. And yet others, many of whom we know by name and image, have let it inspire them to their highest potential for good. No one knows who gives the Rosa Mysticas, or why he has done so, but it is said when all of the Roses have gathered, he will be revealed. Every Rose has seen him, when he grants them their Rose, but each tells a story of a different kind of person. Rosa Mysticas appear as colored petals, which float from the body when the doll or painting is defeated - they can be killed as if they were humans. When one person collects all of them, they change into that person's original color of petal and become a rose, which the One fashions a stem for. Each doll has a tool, and from it they can use a special kind of magic, each unique. A new game has begun, with new dolls, new Rosa Mysticas, and new powers. There's just one difference that every awakened doll and hiding Rose instinctively knows: this is the last game. There will be no other Roses, and when they are all together, the One will appear and reveal his purpose. Let the game begin. So the basic idea is that you're a freely moving doll or a painting. You have to be a humanoid, but can be of either gender. You have a certain color of Rosa Mystica, which just looks like a rose petal, and though it can be any color under the sun, you need to have a good reason for it. You also have to have a tool, with one specific type of power attached to it, no more than one, though you're free to choose what it's going to be. This is a combat-based RP and once your character dies, it's final. Your character can be killed any way a normal person can be killed - except by falling from a great height, since your character can float, and a long fall won't necessarily break hardy plastic if that's the material you're made from. Once your character dies, you can continue to RP by conversing with or supporting the power of whoever took your Rosa Mystica, but that's all. Only I can RP the One, but previous Roses can be RPed by anyone, as long as they pass it by me first and their doll is already dead (psst. I'm not making a list of Roses, which means you can choose whichever semi-legendary historical figures you want, though not if it's already been claimed). The past Roses would act as observers, interacting with each other in whatever form they remained in: whether that be as ghosts or with their original bodies still intact. They can also interfere with the game, by subtly interrupting a match, etc. This is so that everyone gets their fair share of RP, and even those defeated get to pick sides: who to root for and so on. You character doesn't have to be a nice character, but you do need to start out as a doll, and be defeated, before you can claim any of the previous Roses. You can have as many characters as you like, provided it's not something crazy like 10, but can only claim one Rose per dead character. So, whatcha all think? If anyone's interested I'll post a Character Sheet, but I don't know how well it'll go, so for now I'm holding off. Please post if it looks interesting to you! Note: This is not a fanfiction of Rozen Maiden, in case you noticed the similarities. It was indeed inspired by the series but there are significant differences that make it from a different universe.