Stranger In A Strange Land||Thirty Seconds To Mars New Rayon. A city torn by two halves. The Angels and the Ghosts. Both defend the city from their own dangers. The Angels fight against demons- dark beings that don't resemble humans in any way, other than the ability to speak and their intelligence. The Ghosts fight against half-humans. Vampires. Werewolves. Creatures that have been possessed by one thing or the other. The two sides are mortal enemies. Neither side trusts the other, and rumours are spread about each other. They do not interact. Ever. But one day, a young man is found on Angel territory. He is badly beaten and is on the verge of death. The Angels take him in and attempt to nurse him back to health. He starts to recover. And then they discover a tattoo that marks him as a Ghost. He has no recollection of what happened to him, other than he thinks that at least one of his attackers may have been a fellow Ghost. He can't remember anything about the forty eight hours before his attack, other than he thinks he may have heard that there was a threat to the Angels. They decide to keep him alive, thinking that the Ghosts may be planning an attack on the Angels. What is coming is far, far worse. One group of the Ghosts has split. They believe that the city is rightly theirs. While the Angels and Ghosts don't get along, they accept that New Rayon is equally their territories. However, this new group believes that the Ghosts rightly own the city. They are willing to sink to any depth to get that- including joining with their enemies. The vampires. The demons. The mutilated magicians known as sorcerers. The demons. And they are willing to kill anyone who stands in their way- Ghost or Angel. Angels If an outsider was to meet an Angel and a Ghost, they would perhaps prefer the Angel on first impressions. They come across as less intimidating than the Ghosts. They have evolved to heal without scarring, no matter how serious the injury, meaning that they look less like fighters. They fight in groups. No man ever goes out on his own, even if a large group may be putting themselves at risk. They cannot fight individually. They are slower and less agile than Ghosts. Most of them have the power of flight, which gave them their name. They fight with the three main elements of fire, water and air- however, few can control more than one with ease, and even fewer can control all three with ease. Fire and their reinforced weapons are the only things that can fully kill a demon. Some angels choose to get tattoos. If they do, they are artwork or symbolic images. They make sure never to get anything that could be confused with a Ghost. GhostsIf a Ghost stood beside you on the train, you would be more inclined to put your hand on your bag. Many of them have scars in various places. If Angels would sit up straight at desks in the assigned chairs in, for instance, a classroom, Ghosts would be more inclined to sit on the desks, slouch on the chairs or stand leaning on the desks. They are more jumpy than Angels, due to the nature of how they fight. Ghosts prefer to fight in groups of two or three, but will fight by themselves if necessary. They are much faster and more agile than the Angels. However, it is hard to gain a Ghost's trust. They can disappear and reappear at a moment's notice, and some can phase through walls and solid objects. However, very, very few can phase one part of their body at a time. Most it's their whole body or nothing. Vampires are killed with holy water or a stake to the heart, so Ghosts have to be quick. Werewolves are easier to kill with silver weapons, but their brutal strength means that it's a good idea for Ghosts to be able to move quickly. Most Ghosts choose to get some form of tattoo. They go for Roman numerals, Greek letters or similar, not images. Rules No GM or PP. The Hunters are still mostly human, just faster and more agile. Violence and romance are both allowed and encouraged, as long as it is kept, say, PG-13. Clothes come off, fade to black. Swearing is fine by me. Just don't go overboard. I'm asking for a decent level of literacy here. Good grammar and spelling, relatively well developed characters, decent sized posts. However, I'm not going to go mental if it's not exactly the level I'm used to- if you're willing to go for it, so am I. Stick to the type of powers given in the descriptions. If you have an idea for something but aren't sure, ask me. I don't bite. Keep autohitting to a minimum, but I ask that both sides are reasonable. For example, if my character jumps yours, your character probably wouldn't have time to get out of the way.. Make your characters interesting. Allow for interesting relations FORM: Name: Age: (18-24) Sexuality: Angel or Ghost? Power: (For example, what element(s) does your character use if they are an Angel? (Please ask me if it's okay to go for all three) Just a summary of where their strengths lie if they're a Ghost, like if they're incredibly fast but struggle to phase or whatever.) Appearance: (Preferably real, but if you have one you really want to use, I'm fine with that.) Tattoos/Distinguishing marks: Personality: (Paragraph or two. Doesn't have to be too elaborate.) History: (Mostly their relations with their side, the others, and most importantly, how they reacted or were involved in the disappearance/treatment or the Ghost boy.) My Character- The Ghost Boy Name: Matt Hewitt Age: 19 Sexuality: Straight Angel or Ghost? Ghost Power: He's pretty well rounded. However, his phasing is probably his strongest aspect- he is working on trying to phase just parts of his body at a time. While he's fast, he's not that agile, and is actually a little clumsy when he's not fighting. Appearance: Tattoos/Distinguishing marks: He has a tattoo of the Roman numeral one (I) on his right arm, two (II) on his left arm, and the Greek letters alpha and omega, alpha being at the base of his neck, and omega being at the base of his spine. He also has "Dulce et Decorum est" written between his shoulder blades on his back. Personality: Matt is an incredibly relaxed person. He really couldn't care who you are or what you've done in the past- as long as you are good to him and the people he loves. He's the type of person that never sits properly in a chair, his legs always slung over the arm, or even just cross-legged. He's incredibly light-hearted, managing to find the good in a situation. When he loves, he loves passionately. He is the type of guy to turn up at his girlfriend's house in his pyjamas and a CD in one hand, because he found a song that made him think of her. He's an incredibly easy person to like, as everything just comes so naturally to him. However, Matt is innocent. He's too nice, meaning it's too easy to hurt him. When he's hurt, he doesn't turn nasty. He will hand the girl the flowers he brought her anyway, and just walk away. He will always just walk away and keep it locked up, because he doesn't know what he's supposed to do. He will keep it to himself until he can cry and yell and let it out. However, when he is angry, he is dangerous. It is the quiet danger that can simmer for weeks until he finds a way to release it. And he ensures that nobody ever hurts the people he cares about. History: Matt grew up learning to fight the half-humans. He was able to handle a stake by the age of seven, and killed his first vampire by himself at twelve. It never affected him, other than making him just as jumpy as the others. He was never bullied, because he got along with the bullies. He just got along with everyone. He was a decent enough fighter as well, meaning they had nothing on him. He was just there. His mother died in a hunt when he was six, so all he ever had was his father. Nothing changed as he reached his teens. However, he learned exactly what being a Ghost meant. As a teenager, they were expected to hunt pretty regularly. And as Matt's father was involved in the politics side of things, he saw a lot of that as well. Matt was allowed to sit in on some meetings and finish his maths homework or study for history or do whatever he had to do. However, over the past year, he was being allowed into fewer and fewer meetings. One day, he found himself wandering the halls. After that... black. The truth is, he walked into the wrong room, and saw all of the plans to try and take the city. His father didn't want to do it, but allowed them to attack and drug his son, leaving him for dead in Angel territory. However, all of his tattoos were covered, and so when the Angels found him, they took him in, unaware of who he was. When Matt woke up, he couldn't remember anything from the previous two days. He didn't even know what he had found something suspect.