In the not-too-distant future, in a dimension parallel to our own, on a planet that looks precisely like our own in every way (even in the cities), it’s not unusual for someone to be born with some sort of mental ability. There are mentats that excel in Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Self-teleportation, Mentally-controlled flight, and other things. The only thing one cannot do, is control another mind. That, unfortunately for the occasional evil overlord, is impossible. A person’s power always shows up on their twenty-first birthday. Never sooner. There is a tendency for the public to build technology for their own benefit. Often, one can find leather goggles that have computer readouts in them. One might also construct devices that can augment their strength. These devices have a distinctly steampunk appearance. And now, a pall of black war is hanging over the entire world, and most of the world is on the side that wishes to eliminate those with mental powers. A cult has arisen, stating that those with powers are demon-possessed, and most of the world, even some with powers, believe this. You are born into this world of war. You now have a choice to make. What side are you on? Will you be a Cultist, seeking the death of the Mentats? Will you be a Mentat, on the side of the Cultists? Or maybe you are Friend of the Mentats, defending them with weapons and technology? Or are you a Mentat, fighting against the Cultists? If you are a mentat, what is your skill? What technology do you possess? Rules: The powers are simple. Telepathy cannot control minds, but can send messages, read overall mind states (without a touch), and read memories (when the side of the head is touched). Memories cannot be manipulated. Psychokinesis is limited by two things: Distance, and how much practice one has. Self-Teleportation and Flight often go hand in hand. One may only teleport to a location he has seen, and only within a two mile area. One must rest between each teleportation for at least one hour. Flight can last for an hour, and may go at the speed of a typical bird. You may move objects with your mind, but you are limited to a distance of twelve yards. You are not limited in speed, or in the size of the item, but if you do lift a very large item, you must rest for a moment, before doing it again. The Skill of Apparition can be used to create a temporary illusion, such as a wall, or a being, but is limited to a small area, no bigger than twelve yards on either side of the caster. One can hide himself easily with this, for a limited time, dependent on his ability, and practice. Please stick to these abilities. You are limited to two abilities. You may use technology to assist your ability. Use this character sheet. Name: Age: Gender: (Male, Female, Other) Alignment: (Choose between Cultist, Cultist Mentat, Mentat, or Mentat Ally) Ability: (Choose 2) Assistive Technology: (Please describe, use no more than three items) Appearance: (Describe your character’s appearance, include a pic, if you have it.) Background: (Tell about your character’s history) -------------------------------- This RP will develop its plot throughout the story.