April 7th 2015 A day that should've been remembered as a step forward for humanity. On this day The leaders of the world, from communist China to North Korea came together in an unprecedented meeting. April 7th, the day the world powers came together to declare to all people, that nuclear threats no longer loomed over their heads. That in secret, every ruling government had dismantled all of their nuclear warheads and destroyed any facility capable of manufacturing these weapons. That day the world banded together and on the very same day, the end began. It began in the sky, billions of people running out of their homes, traffic at a standstill, the whole held its breath as they stared in wonder. At first it was just a line of the brightest light they had ever seen, but too quickly it grew. Though no technology could detect its presence, anyone watching could see the line split. It was a hole that was slowly ripped open in the night sky, reality warped around this tear. On the other side, strange lights and shifting colors like no man had ever seen. A place they now call the void. It remained that way for several days, astounding people with its existence. All branches of the government sent probes and turned their satellites to it, the tear was not in the earth’s atmosphere rather it was just between the moon and earth itself. The probes went right through as if it was never there. Satellites could detect no heat or sound, nothing but the swirling color and lights from within were found. Like a mass hallucination, a mirage in the sky, the entire world could see it but no one could make contact with it. Months past and eventually humanity adapted like they always do, it became as a normal sight in their mind as the moon was, it was forgotten by all but a select few. Those few consisted of the world’s most hardcore conspiracy theorists. They had a list of hundreds of reasons why it was there, not one ever coming close to the truth. Though just because they were considered crazy did not mean they did not have resources. One theorist a, business tycoon on the front lines of bringing space travel to everyone with the right amount of money, sent four men in a spacecraft to the tear. All was normal until the crew attempted like everything and everyone else, to travel through the tear. But once more, it was as if it was never there. The moment they passed through, the radio connecting the tycoon to the crew fell silent. All systems where normal, the ship was giving off normal readings, but the crew had vanished. Never to be found. A day later the sky began to fall and hell was unleashed upon the world without warning. 30 years have passed since the day known as "The Tear", and civilization is just now regaining a small foothold on the world as it were. Everything has changed for the worse, but for some it has changed for the better. Not much is known about the day of and the weeks to follow "The Fall", the day the meteors began striking the earth. The Fall was the initial wave, destroying much of the infrastructure of the world and 2/3 of the population. The Earth has reclaimed much of its stolen property. Cities like Detroit and New York are now more jungle than civilization. Still to this day, meteors of much smaller sizes fall to the ground. These meteors, however, have been found to be useful. The meteors that struck the earth are actually crystals. These crystals were unlike anything anyone on earth had ever seen, bright purple and teeming with untapped energy. Because for all that the world has lost something was also gained the day of "The Fall" Magic. Much is still unknown about how it could be used, but ever since "The Fall" Most humans were either gifted or born with innate ability to cast magic, we do not know which is true, was released. They were released as well. (Not sure what you’re trying to say here…) They go by many names, but most call them Demons. They as the name implies are Demonic in nature, new ones are always being discovered. Where crystals fall they are likely to spawn as well. The seem to can appear for absolutely no reason but seem to come when there is a high amount of negative emotion, they usually don't appear in broad daylight tending to spawn in the shadows of unused homes or alleyways. They are ferocious killing machines, who seem to only want to kill humans. They come in many shapes in sizes with differing and scary abilities. It takes a large amount of overkill necessary to bring one down, making most conventional weapons ineffective. This is the world you live in. Welcome to the New Reality As I said this is the world you live in. You live in a world where humanity is barely scraping by. Civilization has just started to come back. Towns sprouting up, either old homes and buildings or creating shanty towns. Most guns and other conventional weapons have long been lost or are heavily coveted. A normal person usually would not have access to anything larger then a handgun, town militia and police forces would maybe have one automatic weapon between them. An age old art form has returned to combat these Demons, blacksmithing. Swords and other weapons of this nature are the only sure way to take them down. People have also found a way to use the crystals that began raining from the sky. Early on they had realized that the power within them was the same humans called upon to use magic. Humans soon found themselves using these crystals like batteries fueling themselves and machines. This made the crystals a sought after resource. No currency is worth anything anymore, the only means to get what you want and more importantly need is though trading. Food and crystals being the valuable. This makes the job of scavenging the crystals very important, most cities either have their militia do this or will pay mercenaries to collect the valuable material, but as sated earlier where there is crystal there is trouble. If it isn't demons there are people willing to kill in order to get to it first. First come first served is the rule out in the wild. This rp will begin in the town of Sander, whether you are living there or transient, you find yourself there at the begining of this grand adventure of survival. Character Creation (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Character Creation (open) Character Creation (close) (Image of character here ) Name: Age: Gender: Appearence: History: mana pool: Damage Threshold: Equipment: (No rambos!) Magic/Damage System (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Magic/Damage System (open) Magic/Damage System (close) Damage and magic both work on a point system, players having a 15 point damage threshold or DT and a 10 point mana pool. You have 10 extra points to put in either. You can also take away points from one to put in the other, Humans need at least 8 Damage threshold. Damage- When dealing with All creatures and people have a threshold of damage they can take, while humans will be unable to fight if theirs drops below 5 Demons will continue fighting till 0. When battling, you should get in the habit of pming me or posting in the OCC of what you plan on doing, so I could tell you how much damage you do to what you are attacking. it will be decided by me through dice rolls and judgement. This should be done before posting so you're posts can be fluid. When fighting other players, pm each other and talk it out. You do not need me telling you if you're attacks hit each other, be fair and remember if death does occur(and god I hope it does) you can always make another character. Mana pool- most magic is elemental based. It costs mana to use whenever you use magic, only gaining 1 point of mana an hour. so use it sparingly. The more powerful the spell the more mana it consumes. A weak fireball would be 2 points while creating fire only 1. Be creative and use common sense. If I think you are not using enough mana to do a spell I will call you out. Only a couple rules 1. All Iwaku rules apply 2. Post at least once a week 3. No rambos! Be realistic 7. Food is important, if you can't get any you have a couple weeks without food and only 3 days without water.