R.W.B.Y. Legends. Stories scattered through time. Mankind has grown quite fond of recounting the exploits of heroes and villains, forgetting so easily that we are remnants, byproducts, of a forgotten past. Man, born from dust, was strong, wise, and resourceful, but he was born into an unforgiving world. An inevitable darkness — creatures of destruction — the creatures of Grimm - set their sights on man and all of his creations. These forces clashed, and it seemed the darkness was intent on returning man's brief existence to the void. However, even the smallest spark of hope is enough to ignite change, and in time, man's passion, resourcefulness, and ingenuity led them to the tools that would help even the odds. This power was appropriately named "Dust." Nature's wrath in hand, man lit their way through the darkness, and in the shadow's absence came strength, civilization, and most importantly, life. But even the most brilliant lights eventually flicker and die. And when they are gone... darkness will return. Background (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Background (open) Background (close) It is a time of darkness, yet it would not be noticed by the average eye. Cinder Fall has vanished with her subordinates, Roman Torchwick has been recaptured after a successful escape attempt, the White Fang has seen a drastic decrease in popularity and numbers, and the amount of Grimm on the borders of the kingdoms have decreased dramatically. And yet no lights shine, and no one smiles. Team after team of Huntresses and Huntsmen have disappeared, leaving the kingdoms increasingly defenseless. Political tensions between the Kingdoms of Remnant have increased dramatically due to this. And a feel in the air, a tingling running down everyone's spine, tells the citizens of Vale, Vacuo, Mistral, and Atlas that their hardships are far from over. The last straw was the disappearance of Teams RWBY and JNPR. While no questions would have been raised otherwise (Headmaster of Beacon Academy, Ozpin, had a tendency to send his students on secret missions), the quarters of both teams had been ransacked, and signs of struggle were blatantly clear. At once, all the pieces came tumbling together. Someone was targeting the Hunters. As part of a worldwide directive to increase defenses around the kingdoms, a notice was delivered to every citizen, in or out of combat school, from the core to the far corners of Remnant: Special privileges would be granted to each and every family of a student who applied and was accepted into Beacon Academy. A flood of new potential Huntsmen flowed into the academy, some cast out for failing the entrance exam, others for not being up to standard, and some who simply died while training. You are one of these new recruits. And you have a dark destiny ahead of you. PlotYou are to be a future part of the four-man Hunter Team AVNG, and a future student at Beacon Academy. Due to the rushed training and acceptance procedure, missions are assigned earlier than before, and students may not be as prepared as in the early days of Team RWBY and Team JNPR, much to the chagrin of Headmaster Ozpin. However, along with schoolwork and on-the-job training, Team AVNG will be responsible for investigating the disappearances of the missing Hunter teams, and, if at all possible, rescuing them. At the same time, Team AVNG will discover a shocking secret, one that could rock the entire world of Remnant. And could destroy their own lives as they know them. CS (If you needed me to say so, delete the parentheses when making the character) Name: (Must start with an A, V, N, or G, and be or be related to a color) Age: Gender: Appearance: Personality: (List traits) Weapon: (Make it original. Make it badass. The law of originality extends to anything already made in the RWBY canon, meaning you can't have a scythe or hammer-fists. You can copy and edit from other sources, but try to make it your own with your own special tweaks.) Semblance: (This can be difficult. Please refer to the RWBY wiki for more information on Auras and Semblances, and please contact me before including it) ???: (TBA later in RP) Brief Bio: (3-4 paragraphs, four sentences each) PROTOCOLS & COMMENTS During OC/OC combat, posts are to be kept to a one sentence minimum, three maximum. Who wins is determined by popular vote, or, if the players choose, by myself. This is to prevent OP behavior or one-post KOs and increase the ferocity of the battle. These fights may go on for a while, so if you intend to fight a player, be prepared to sit at your computer and duke it out for a few hours. Co-GMs are welcomed, but not necessarily necessary. Any major changes or inclusions to the RP (besides major plot points) are handled via POPULAR VOTE. You can decide whether or not something gets included! Only four characters will be accepted, including mine. Teams in the RWBY universe typically consist of only four Huntsmen/Huntresses. And before I forget... All characters' first names must begin with a letter from the team name, and must be or be related to a color (both being the rules of the universe). That means that each character's name must begin with an A, a V, an N, or a G, and must be or be related to a color (simply because it sounds terrible, please do not name a character Grass or Green). However, the color does not need to begin with the letter chosen. (You could do Viola Rosé, and have her be red instead of violet.) REFERENCES All characters in the RWBY universe are gifted with extraordinary abilities. They can create duplicates of themselves, wield incredible weapons, and are the best fighters on the planet. And creating original characters in this universe is no doubt going to be an extraordinary amount of fun. However, it can be extremely difficult to come up with an original weapon for the universe. It can be difficult to understand and choose the proper Semblance and Aura. Therefore, these sources are provided to facilitate the creation of a character. More will be added as time goes on. For Story and Abilities: RWBY Wiki For Weapon Inspiration: Devil May Cry Wiki, RULES This RP will contain some mature content because, unlike Monty Oum (bless the poor man's soul), I believe in gore, blood, and the chilling images of skull-masked monsters attacking and tearing people to shreds. Monsters do bleed. You can chop off their limbs. And you can kill in-game characters. However, there is a bit of other content. I'm including the romance option here for the sake of variety. You will be able to hit on canon or original characters (with permission from the creator of OCs). I'm debating anything 18+ in that category, and will put it to a vote. Each post should be around two to four paragraphs, four sentences each. Posting should be around once a day to once a week. If absences are going to happen, inform me ahead of time, and your character will be put in the hospital for some temporary treatment. (smiles evilly) Be polite to others. Keep profanity in the OOC to a minimum. (You can go nuts in-character, though.) [*]And under no circumstances are you to FLIP. YOUR. FUCKING. SHIT.