The Divine Comedy: Tales from The Inferno

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    "IN the midway of this our mortal life,
    I found me in a gloomy wood, astray
    Gone from the path direct: and e'en to tell
    It were no easy task, how savage wild
    That forest, how robust and rough its growth,
    Which to remember only, my dismay
    Renews, in bitterness not far from death.
    Yet to discourse of what there good befell,
    All else will I relate discover'd there.
    How first I enter'd it I scarce can say,
    Such sleepy dullness in that instant weigh'd
    My senses down, when the true path I left,
    But when a mountain's foot I reach'd, where clos'd
    The valley, that had pierc'd my heart with dread,
    I look'd aloft, and saw his shoulders broad
    Already vested with that planet's beam,
    Who leads all wanderers safe through every way."


    -Dante Alighieri

    Alas, what a sad truth it is that all life must one day end. Beyond our mortal scope[​IMG] of vision lies three realms of existence that transcend time and space. There is The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. The worst of mortal souls are tormented within the dark depths of The Inferno, Purgatory for the morally neutral, and Paradise has been set aside for the righteous and the brave. It was Dante who became the first mortal soul to escape the putrid pits of The Inferno and find his way to Paradise.

    As inconvenient it may sound, you are dead.

    It can be said that Divine Judgement has cast your soul down to the dreaded, everlasting, fire. There are spirits and demons down there, as well as other sinners. It is your goal to escape The Inferno and enter Paradise. Or, if you don't mind an eternity of darkness, perhaps the Devil would be entertained by your company? After all, the Prince of Darkness himself would gladly enjoy more demonic souls to join his army. There are others who share your goal to escape, and you must make the fateful choice of helping them, or sending them down further into the fires. What will you decide?

    Races (open)

    Humans: These are the lost souls of mortal humans who have died. They are as diverse as the many forms of torture down in The Inferno, and just as cruel. Each human who has been sent there has committed one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Ultimately, humans must seek redemption in order to find peace.

    Demons: The most basic unit of Satan's army. They are the ones who guard The Inferno and ensure that no one escapes. Demons find a pleasure in the punishment of mortals, and they are the only ones truly content with their realm of existence. Originally, Demons were once heavenly beings, though their betrayal of The Creator has caused their own downfall and their monstrous forms.

    Angels: Angels are the soldiers of Paradise and seekers of the lost. It is their initiative to rescue those who have been condemned to The Inferno, and they risk being trapped in it themselves to do so. Every mortal soul is precious to Angels. However, their goal is often ruined by the Demons who wish to drag all things down to their realm. Angels are the warriors of a Holy War that will never end.

    Forsaken: It seems as though these beings are a mystery to the Devil himself. Forsaken are a mix of Demon and Angel, born of unholy matrimony[​IMG]. They are the guardians of Purgatory, for they are forever torn between joining their demonic brethren in The Inferno, or their angelic overseers in Paradise. Despite their twisted fusion, Forsaken frequently travel between all the realms of The Afterlife. It is the Forsaken who bear witness to the pain of neutrality.


    Circles of The Inferno (open)

    1. Limbo: A place for those who are neither good nor evil and those who wasted their lives doing nothing. King Minos judges the new-coming souls and their punishment.
    Torture: Stung by wasps and forced to chase after a flag
    2. Lust: Whoever lived their lives with an undying hunger for pleasure will find themselves cast about the eternal storm.
    Torture: Thrown into a black hurricane
    3. Gluttony: The foul sinners who did nothing but bask in food and drink are the favorite meal for the equally foul Cerberus.
    Torture: Never-ending rain of hail and putrid slush
    4. Greed: Mortals who have gathered great wealth at the expense of others shall be punished for their desire of earthly material.
    Torture: Forced to push boulders up an eternal mountain and boiled in gold
    5. Anger: The humans who showed no compassion for their fellow mortals, and only anger, shall face their sentence in the murky waters of this circle.
    Torture: Dragged to the bottom of an ocean of conflict, where those on top fight to breathe
    6. Heresy: Quite obviously, it is the heretics who are tormented down here. The geography of this circle has been an enigma for centuries.
    Torture: Trapped in flaming tombs
    7. Violence: In this horrific circle, the Minotaur guards the souls of humans that have committed violence against others and themselves.
    Torture: Trees of sorrow are to grow from flesh until the sinner becomes one with the Forest of Pain. These trees are then are fed upon by Harpies.
    8. Fraud: Liars, hypocrites, and thieves are given their special brand of everlasting torment. For whatever their sin in life was, so shall be their punishment in The Inferno.
    Torture: Marched by demons while being whipped, having their heads snapped backwards, and thrown into a boiling lake
    9. Treachery: Within the circle of Treachery lies the Giants and Titans of myth and legend. Humans that have actively turned against their own community face the consequences of their actions here within this icy realm. Satan is the most infamous resident here, and he is the most tortured being in all of the Inferno.
    Torture: Frozen within icy lakes and devoured by Lucifer's true and monstrous form.


    A Guide to Purgatory (open)

    Purgatory, otherwise known as Mt. Purgatorio, is a massive obstacle for the souls reaching salvation. It consists of seven Terraces for whoever belongs there as well as an Ante-Purgatory. The realm itself is where the brave survivors of The Inferno traverse in order to reach Paradise. It acts as the only realm in which the stay is not forever-lasting.
    Ante-Purgatory: The Excommunicate- The terrace dedicated to mortals whom deprived themselves of spiritual enlightenment.
    The Late Repentant- Unsurprisingly, those who had reached divine truth far too late were subject to the struggle of climbing Mt. Purgatorio.
    Purgatory:
    1.
    The Proud: Ye who display pride to their meager accomplishments are first sent here.
    2. The Envious: The jealous are placed within this terrace, for they showed contempt towards others.
    3. The Wrathful: Even acts of wrath made in good judgement are not looked upon kindly.
    4. The Slothful: Laziness had prevented these people from achieving any true progress in life.
    5. The Covetous: Although these souls loved many things, their passion had become their undoing.
    6. The Gluttonous: Like in The Inferno, souls who found comfort in food and drink only are cast down.
    7. The Lustful: In ignorance, mortals sent here had acted only for their thirst for pleasure.

    On top of Mt. Purgatory lies The Garden of Eden. Whoever conquers the depths of The Inferno and Purgatory shall be given glory and peace within the Garden, and by finding peace, they shall ascend into the wondrous realm of Paradise.


    C.S.- Human
    Name:
    Appearance:
    Age upon Death:
    Cause of Death:
    Personality:
    Sins committed in life:
    Backstory:

    C.S.-Other Races
    Name:
    Appearance:
    Race:
    Personality:
    Back-story:
    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno:
     
    #1 Uncle Legens Legentis, Jan 16, 2015
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  2. I like it a bit to take in I'm thinking Half Angel Half Human and there soul has been condemned to the Inferno, he has to use his Half angle powers to help others and get out of the Inferno.
     
  3. For the game-play you're describing, you could easily be an Angel or one of the Forsaken.
     
  4. hmm, but I kind of wanted to be a half human so I can be commended to the Inferno.
     
  5. Once there are at least 3 other people interested, I will start an OOC thread or add a character sheet.
     
  6. I made a draft of my character, also a question am I aloud to make two characters.

    In life Aina was a cute, young girl with long blond hair crisp with white highlights; she wore a lime green skirt and a beautiful top, with blue and green design of cats. She was quiet, and secretive and is devout to her cult’s goddess Leran. Aina was a vegetarian, and love of cats. But she died young, sad as it is in a sacrifice to her Great Goddess only to see that her Goddess is only a fiction.

    As she climbed the stairs to heaven she was confronted by God, at first she was hesitant to listen to her “false god” but she was loyal, and she listened. “Your way of coming here is a Sin, I would have sent to to the Inferno, but I see something in you” She sprouted wings and she screamed in pain. “We plan an attack on the Inferno I give you with these wing to save the souls of the lost, bring them to me and I will reward you with paradise” she looked puzzled. “I make you Angle Enjeru!!”

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  7. C.S.-Other Races
    Name:
    Lucifer
    Appearance: [​IMG]
    Race: Demon
    Personality: Viciously cunning and ruthless, Lucifer seeks total domination over all souls. He is deceptive and rebellious, as well as wrathful. Even the slightest sign of disobedience can force him to go ballistic.
    Back-story: Made on the Second Day of Creation, Lucifer was created as the most beautiful angel in all of Heaven. Due to his charm and intelligence, Lucifer was beloved by many of God's angels. Of course, his ego grew to such a size that Lucifer considered himself superior to The Creator and all of creation. God was displeased with Lucifer's arrogance, and so He forced the devil to bow before the newly-made Adam and Eve.

    Lucifer was stunned that God would force him to bow before these creatures. After all, he was crafted from smoke, while humans were made from earthly clay. Surely he was superior! When Lucifer refused to submit to humanity, he was banished from Heaven. With his army of fallen angels at his side, Lucifer waged war against God and humanity. When he was defeated, Lucifer fell down to the Earth as a shooting star; thus his name meaning "Bringer of Light". The crater left behind by the impact of Lucifer's fall into The Inferno resulted in Mt. Purgatorio's formation.

    This would not be the end for Lucifer. While trapped within The Inferno, he took the form of a serpent to deceive Adam and Eve. When they bit the fruit of the Forbidden Tree, Lucifer was granted immense power over mortals. He turned The Inferno into a place of punishment for the very people he tricked and corrupted. Now, Lucifer desires to grow his demonic army and try once more to claim Heaven and take down his Creator once and for all.
    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno: Lucifer is the King of The Inferno. He has been there ever since he was cast from Heaven by the Archangel Michael and God themselves. His only purpose now is to ensure the full corruption of humanity and the everlasting torture of every soul.
     
    #7 Uncle Legens Legentis, Jan 18, 2015
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  8. C.S.-Other Races
    Name: Aina or Enjeru
    Race: Angel
    Personality/Appearance:In life Aina was a cute, young girl with long blond hair crisp with white highlights; she wore a lime green skirt and a beautiful top, with blue and green design of cats. She was quiet, and secretive and is devout to her cult’s goddess Leran. Aina was a vegetarian, and lover of cats. But she died young, sad as it is in a sacrifice to her Great Goddess only to see that her Goddess is only a fiction.
    Back-story: Aina was a part of Cult called the Light of Leran, she and her friend Moriko wore respected followers. But her and many others young as her commuted a mass suicide. When she died, she climbed the stairs to heaven she was confronted by God, at first she was hesitant to listen to her “false god” but she was loyal, and she listened. “Your way of coming here is a Sin, I would have sent to to the Inferno, but I see something in you” She sprouted wings and she screamed in pain. “We plan an attack on the Inferno I give you with these wing to save the souls of the lost, bring them to me and I will reward you with paradise” she looked puzzled. “I make you Angel Enjeru!!”
    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno: You must saves souls that have been the same Sin has you travel to the Circle of Heresy to save the souls of the falsely accused.

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    C.S.- Human
    Name:
    Moriko
    Appearance: Moriko is a girl about 5.6 with brown short hair, she wheres a Japaneses school girl's outfit with red hair pins. We often wheres long black stockings Also she has two cat ears and tail with fur. She wields big red eyes with the power to template souls.
    Age upon Death: 14
    Cause of Death: Mass Suicide
    Personality: Outgoing, Social, Flirty
    Sins committed in life: Heresy
    Backstory: Her parents were kind and compassionate, but nothing would take her temptation of a Cult life away. She met her best friend Aina in school and often pray with her and devours more time talking to her then texting on a phone. But the leader of the Cult conflicted anyone to comment suicide ending her great life.

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  9. OH I love it just one thing though, in the second form she wasn't born with cat ears and tail, her soul just has a cat ears and tail. Sorry I didn't mention it in the form its slightly based off of Hiyori from Noragami.
     
  10. C.S.- Human (somewhat)
    Name: Moriko
    Appearance: [​IMG]


    Age upon Death: 14
    Cause of Death: Ritual suicide
    Personality: Outgoing, Social, Flirty
    Sins committed in life: Heresy
    Back-story: Moriko was born in Japan with a bizarre genetic defect. She was born with feline features, unlike anyone else in the village she was born in. Two cat-like ears were placed on top of her head, added with a furry tail. Although a great deal of stigma came down on her family, Moriko's parents were very kind and compassionate. At some point in her life, Moriko fell into the temptation of some new cult called The Light of Leran. She became swept up in the rituals and secrets of the cult. Eventually, Moriko became a respected member for her frequent prayers. Outside of the cult, Moriko discovered her best friend in school, named Aina. Sadly, her life was set short when Moriko spent more time on her phone than praying for the cult. She was ordered to take her own life to appease the false god Leran. Upon death, Moriko was cast down into the 6th circle of The Inferno for her sinfulness and ignorance.

    C.S.-Other Races
    Name: Aina (mortal name)/ Enjeru (angelic name)
    Appearance:

    [​IMG]

    Race: Angel
    Personality: In life, Aina was a beautiful young girl who held a deep love of cats, and animals in general. She is a servant of God, though she comes into the occasional realm of regret for initially following the wrong deity in life. Despite this, Aina matured through her experience after death. She learned the ways of Heaven and the angels, and now she seeks to save the lost souls in The Inferno.
    Back-story: Born in Japan within a secluded village, Aina was raised to be a devout follower of the Light of Leran, a dark cult with cruel practices. She became a respected member of the cult throughout her early life. During that time, Aina befriended a girl named Moriko. Their friendship lasted until that fateful day. During one of the cult's many holidays, Aina and Moriko were selected to join the other cultists in a mass-suicide. When Aina climbed the stairs of Heaven afterwards, she was mortified to see that everything she was led to believe was only a lie. The voice of God came unto her, saying "Behold, a sinner has entered my kingdom! For most other souls, The Inferno would become your fate. Alas, I can see who you are. My child, I grant mercy upon you. Bring the souls of the accursed to me so they can be saved." And in that moment, Aina felt her pair of wings burst through her back in an eruption of pain. God had chosen her to become an angel.
    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno: Aina wishes to free those condemned to The Inferno, where many other souls are punished for the same sins she committed in life. It is the Circle of Heresy that Aina travels to, in order to fulfill the will of God.
     
    #10 Neko_Green, Jan 19, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  11. Can I play two? If so...

    C.S.- Human
    Name
    : Frankie Harrold
    Appearance: Frankie is a tall red haired woman. She has beautiful, large, green eyes that ensnare men and women alike. She has a slender fit build and walks with grace and strength.
    Age upon Death: 22
    Cause of Death: Murder- At a prostitution deal she took from one of her employees she was shot in the chest. Though it was the cause of her death, and the reason she was sent to Limbo and then the edge of Purgatory, she does not regret the decision.
    Personality: Frankie is a smart woman with a quick personality. She's generally happy and willing to befriend most people.
    Sins committed in life: Frankie was a Pimp in her life's career. She ran a safe business out of a nice hotel, not forcing anyone to work and providing her employees with paycheck stubs and the like so they could live proper lives. However, as a prostitute and pimp, Frankie would not be allowed into the gates of Heaven. She also interacted with less-than-preferable people and broke the law on a daily basis.
    Backstory: Frankie grew up in a middle class home with her two mothers and lived a happy life. She started her hotel up from the ground as a cover for her real business (pimping) and was very successful on both fronts. She went to college for a business degree with a minor in communications. She was known for her protectiveness of her employees and was featured in Forbes Magazine for one of the top 20 places to work in the USA.

    C.S.-Other Races
    Name: Kid
    Appearance: While Kid was an accurate name while he was a child, Kid is a very adult person now. He has the darkest black hair one could ever see with about an inch and a half of length to it. With an attractive bed-head type appeal, Kid is not a clean shaven guy. He has two dark red eyes and a mildly pale appearance. He has pale, gray wings that disappear into shoulder tattoo's when he wishes. Overall, he looks like a rough 23-ish year old male.
    Race:
    Personality: Kid is a sarcastic kind of guy with a 'devil (get it?) may care' attitude. He's a generally responsible man and prefers to spend his time wandering around, rather than moping at home. He has known his whole life that no-one gives a shit, and because of that his personality isn't selfish per say, but his actions are rooted in his own beliefs, not those of any god or demon. Finally, while many consider him depressed or pessimistic, he prefers to consider himself unaligned, though he wonders why people are always so shocked. "Oh a forsaken, a being called forsaken, is 'depressed and pessimistic', how shocking!"
    Back-story: Kid grew up in Purgatory, and assumed that neither of his parents hung around because neither wanted the shame of admitting what had happened between the two of them, whether it be an ill thought out romance or a rape. He doesn't exactly have a lot of friends, though he's more than willing to talk to people. No one has ever really wanted to mess with him, most Demons or Angels too disgusted, and Humans too terrified. However, there was always that one Angel too righteous or that one Demon too pissed off or that one Human ready to let loose all of the pain they feel every day in their hell. Every time something or one attacked though, Kid would win, or not die. He wasn't sure that anyone won in those battles, so he forfeited his right to tell the story of the battle as the winner. He's always traveled throughout all of the realms, never staying in one for too long. He's a strong Forsaken, with power that is un-aligned and therefore strong.
    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno: Kid doesn't really like any of the realms per se. Unlike other non-human beings, he doesn't have any connections to the human souls that flood the afterlife. He doesn't need them for anything and isn't involved in the war at all. As a Forsaken he is the guardian of Purgatory, and as such when he is in purgatory he generally does whatever he can to get Angels or Demons out of it, whether that be by bring a Human to 'Paradise', convincing a human to go back to hell, fighting Angels or Demons off, whatever.
     
  12. Wonderful applications! I'd be glad to resurrect this idea later tonight once I find the time.
     
  13. "Moriko was born in Japan with a bizarre genetic defect. She was born with feline features, unlike anyone else in the village she was born in. Two cat-like ears were placed on top of her head, added with a furry tail. Although a great deal of stigma came down on her family, Moriko's parents were very kind and compassionate"

    Legens really wrote this for me he, but really it should go like this...

    "Moriko was born in Japan in a small village. She was born with the love of felines, unlike anyone else in the village she was born in. Her soul has two cat-like ears that are placed on top of her head, added with a furry tail."
     
  14. #15 Uncle Legens Legentis, Jan 28, 2015
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  15. I played the game of this and almost read all of it, that means i'm super interested in an RP about it, can i join?
     
  16. Of course! Anybody can join! :)
     
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  17. C.S.-Other Races

    Name: RafaDark

    Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Race: Half-Demon Half-Human.

    Personality: Cool, Devilish, Calm (When not on Rage Mode) and Friendly (even with demons)

    Back-story: RafaDark was having an normal life as a normal human until the day his "parents" talked to him about his other half. In the beginning, he didn't take it seriously but when he saw an demon coming to earth and killing his "parents", he believed. That time was the first of his Rage Mode, an black fire that came from inside of him and transformed him in almost a complete demon, he just lack the black skin, the "animal" part of a demon (example: Hooves like a Satyr, etc...) and the horns. When his Rage Mode ended, he found himself already in hell's gate, where he received "help" of an demon who guarded the hell's gate, that day, the demon said that he would just be granted "Freedom" from hell, bargaining or "killing" Lucifer to have his soul and becoming an human again.

    Reasons for traveling to The Inferno: Get his soul back.​
     
  18. Nice application! If you would be so kind as to post that in the OOC thread, I'll accept it right away!
    (also, you're going to be the only player I'll allow to be half-demon, half-human)
     
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  19. I can't wait to depict my character getting torchered I got a perfect seen. Get out the whips mhaaa.
     
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