| Zodiac |

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  1. Roleplay starts on January 3rd

    | Out of Character | Roleplay | Sign-Ups |


    | Introduction |

    Like a rainy cloud approaching from the horizon, mystery shrouds over the town of Brookfield, a settlement with a dark past. Spirits of ancient people and animals, known as Zodiacs, possess a handful of transfer students in order to survive past their awakening and kickstart a movement that put them in the ground to begin with.

    Be one of those transfer students, plagued with the burden that their Zodiac carries and gifted with their amazing abilities and talents at the same time.

    Protect the defenseless through the Dominion, a secret organization that harnesses Zodiac energy to defend the unknowing populace.

    Through hardships and easy-going alike, you and your allies will endure life-or-death situations while at the same time keeping the existence of the Zodiac's arcane power away from the public eye.

    Unwrap the mystery behind the appearances of the Zodiacs along side your newly-found friends, or become a mindless vessel for your Zodiac to abuse and use for it's own dark intents. Discover things about you and your Zodiac, and unearth the true potential within you to better yourself for what comes for you in the future.

    Juggle the normal and taxing life that's been thrown at you to avoid suspicion and experience memories both sweet, sour (and in between) with your friends.

    | Continued in the next post |

    Notice: Your acceptance into this roleplay does not immediately give you access to any of the factions below. Your character begins as a high school transfer student with no knowledge of the supernatural. As you progress through the roleplay, perhaps you might stumble upon a faction, or perhaps one might choose to take interest in you.
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  2. | Dominion |

    Founded by Xavier Stellar in the 1800s, the Dominion started out as a small band of witch-hunters operating in America. Today, the Dominion is the ‘Illuminati’ equivalent in Zodiac, working in secret to protect the world from rogue Zodiacs and rampaging Hollows while it’s existence remains a rumor.


    Class List


    The Operator is a tech-oriented member that utilizes traditional weaponry over spirit energy. Things such as rifles, software, and detailed information are areas in which Operators thrive. It is typically a difficult class to master and takes a few months to be considered an Operator.


    At their core, Sentinels are tanks. They reside on the front-lines and depend on defensive charms to keep themselves alive. Sentinels are trained to maintain their physical state at it’s best. They can deal damage but survivability is their specialty.


    The Templar specializes in a mixture of melee combat, wards, and charms to be effective. If the Templar isn’t directly engaged in combat, he/she is placing wards and buffing both their teammates and themselves. A Templar is required to be skillful in close combat and highly educated with spiritual energy.


    A Specialist is a hardened individual adept in surviving within any environment of either Limbo or earth. Often utilized toward reconnaissance and assassination, it is with daggers, sniper rifles, and stealth based wards that these individuals aid their wits in performing subterfuge and “hopefully” returning home alive.


    The Scribe is less combat focused and rather fulfills a more support oriented role. As its name suggests, a Scribe utilizes ancient techniques of forging magic circles used toward the wards of its allies and numerous other applications. Like the Operator, it is a difficult class to master, and pursuers of the Scribe will spend countless hours training their knowledge and design of the magics.
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    The illustrious college located within the upper region of Brookfield. Existing just north of Armstrong Academy, it is this institution that houses the few distinguished graduates from its neighboring school. Founded through the enormous funds of conglomerate heir, Shun Takumi, Ravenwood is the epitome of luxurious design, gifted for the elite that are sponsored. Although appearances tend toward a relative ordinary, it is rumored that an occasional Armstrong student is approached by President Takumi for reasons unknown...Perhaps, darker secrets lie hidden within the institution’s walls…
    |Ravenwood Dorm Room|


    |Ravenwood Class List|
    Researcher: At its base, Ravenwood is nothing more than a college institution dedicated toward general research. Unbeknownst to the general public, the occasional student is funded through the wealth of President Takumi and directed under the guidance of Head Researcher Cecilia to further our understanding of the world that neighbors ours.
    Dark Templar: The Dark Templar specializes in melee combat enhanced through the limitless power of Hollows. Using the dark energy extracted from the corrupt spirits, physical abilities are enhanced to inhumane levels at the possible price of one’s sanity.
    Subjugator: As implied in its name, the Subjugator is capable of bending the will of Hollows. Using wards to control the mental state of such spirits, a Subjugator can utilize the beings as their familiars in battle. Similar to the Dark Templar, Subjugators are at the risk of losing their sanity to the constant exposure to the corrupt energy that defines Hollows.
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  4. |Daugherty|

    The independent coalition of numerous Zodiac Hosts, all banded together to thwart the menace of twisted spirits and toxic Hosts. The Daugherty started off as a humble posse of three Hosts, escaping infamy rooted from their misuse of power. James Daugherty, Anderson Lucas, and Desther "Major" Eliwood.

    These three Hosts began traveling together, sharing each others company under like-minded pretenses, and coincidental circumstance. Soon, through multiple escapades involving other solitary Hosts and chance meetings. This group grew, and was lead by the wisdom of James. His psychic powers, and brilliant insight helped his team grow as Hosts. Soon they all took council within the ruins of a town, put under siege by an invasion of infantry long into the past. Marking this place a desolate no-mans land. Here they kept an oath of secrecy and sworn to keep their Host affairs from outside of civilization at the best they could manage. Working behind the scenes keeping the common man and woman safe from life-sapping poltergeists.

    The Daugherty NOW

    James Daugherty passed away to old age, a year prior to the present. Anderson Lucas was then looked at to be the face, and spokesman for Daugherty given the longevity of his relationship with James. Following Anderson's lead, he keeps the Daugherty unchanged. Though, he has made the decision to have the group move residence to the Dominion HQ, keeping as mutual beneficiaries. Even under the cold, official walls of the Dominion, this outfit keeps their mellow and brotherly atmosphere.

    1. You must be a Host to a Zodiac.
    2. You must retain a neutral presence , or righteous moral compass.

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  5. Rules and Information
    | General Rules |
    1. If you know any aspect of life(work/school/ext) will become a long term burden and prevent you from consistently posting, do not join the rp.
    2. No Mary Sue or Gary Stu characters will be accepted into the rp.
    3. No godmodding or powerplaying.
    4. Zodiac is an anime roleplay. You must use anime based pictures in your character sheets.
    5. Character sheets must be completed within 48 hours after they were started. Automatic rejection will occur otherwise. (If something urgent and random has come up in life, please just contact any of the GM's.)
    6. If your character sheet is rejected, there are no seconds chances. Please make sure to thoroughly read all of the rules.

    | Activity Requirements |
    Zodiac is a long term role-play.
    Originally started around March on an alternate website, Zodiac and its pre-existing cast have gone on to successfully complete three arcs up to the present. From experience, each arc has had a minimum of 600 total posts. If you do not believe this is a commitment you can upkeep, then please reconsider joining.

    General Posting: Members of this role-play are required to consistently post throughout the entirety of the role-play’s lifetime.
    • If you have upcoming finals that you need to study for, your swamped with homework, or your family is forcing you into a boring vacation, then by all means focus on your life; however, a simple notice of your status is required.
    • See General Rule 1.
    Battle/Fight Posting: Plot based battles/fights in Zodiac operate under a 24 hour rule. This means that if you fail to reply within 24 hours, your character is assumed to have been killed, and you will be written an awesome death scene as compensation.

    | Writing Requirements |
    Zodiac does not require high level writing skills to participate in the role-play; however, that being said, Zodiac is not a beginners role-play, and there are several guidelines that will be required of anyone pre-existing, or joining the role-play.
    • One liners are not accepted under any circumstances.
    • Two paragraphs are a base minimum for the majority of your posts. If not much is occurring at the time, going below two paragraphs is understandable on a rare occasion; however, generally two paragraphs is long enough to create an effective reply without becoming too much of a burden.
    • Reading Comprehension is a must. If something does not make sense, simply ask the writer of that post for clarification. Do not assume. Miscommunication only leads to further issues, as proceeding posts, based off misleading information, creates extra work in the form of later corrections.
    • Be capable of developing your character in a believable manner. Your character is not a doll without an existence for itself. As time passes in the role-play, the world of Zodiac will change, and so should your character with it. Emotions will flare; happiness will be felt; tears will be shed.
    • Be imaginative. Zodiac is a very open ended role-play that allows for a lot of leeway in terms of character interactions. Anything that stays within the bounds of the role play’s setting and can be portrayed in a believable manner, given your character’s position, is acceptable.

    | Death |
    No character is immune from death.
    While it is not entirely common, death can and will happen throughout the course of the

    role-play. Not everybody in the world of Zodiac is a friendly person. Antagonists with the desire to kill, exist, and it is up to your own observation and reactions to survive through the days.
    • If your character is killed, you are allowed to make a new character to rejoin the role-play.
    • If your character is killed, he/she was killed for a reason and under a fair manner. Please do not create drama in an attempt to revive your character. Accept your fate and move on.

    | Time |
    Whether you post that day or not, time in Zodiac will continue to move forward.
    Remember that role-players move with time, not the other way around.

    One day in the role-play is equivalent to seven days in real life.
    Real time: Day One & Day Two | Day Three & Day Four & Day Five | Day Six & Day Seven
    RP time: Morning | Afternoon | Evening
    (7 real time days = 1 roleplay day)
    For your character sheet, the date of your character’s signature is the tenth of July 2015.

    | Inventory |
    In Zodiac, items can be an important factor under certain circumstances in battle and everyday life. That being said, after every post, it is required that you display, in a spoiler, what your character is currently carrying in his inventory.
    Post: John, who realized there was no food in the fridge, decided to make a trip to the market.

    Inventory (open)

    Shopping List

    | Everyday Life |
    Zodiac is a split between slice of life and supernatural action. In this role play, your characters live out their daily lives like any normal person their age would. Even if one is to discover information concerning the supernatural, it does not change the fact that everyday requirements such as school, interaction, ext exist.
    School: Your character is a local or transfer student residing within the city or dorms as he/she attends Armstrong high school. This means your character is required to attend class as any student would be. Managing one’s time, extra activities, and sleep schedule are all crucial toward gaining reputation and maintaining good academic status within the school.
    Relations: Being a loner is no fun(unless you character enjoys that), but even less fun is the possible danger that lurks in the darkness of Brookfield. Frequent are the allies, yet equally frequent are the possible enemies who would show no mercy to the weak and innocent.
    Misc: Brookfield is an ordinary city with ordinary days and ordinary lives. Extracurricular activities, part time jobs, hanging out with friends, dates and more! Enjoy your time as much as you can. The future might prove to be grim…

    | Zodiacs |
    A soul, that is denied it's final resting place and placed into a realm known as Limbo, is called a Zodiac. While there is currently no explanation as to why they linger beyond death, Zodiacs possess incredible power, which they can bestow a fraction of upon humans they choose as hosts.
    No Zodiac has a set purpose in its afterlife. Their goals vary among each spirit, just as their alignment among the sides of good, evil, and neutral.

    General Information:
    • All Zodiacs are controlled by one of the three GMs(or person approved by the GM) who created it. If you wish to interact with your Zodiac, then do so as if you were attempting to interact with one of that GM’s character.
    • Zodiacs can only be seen by hosts. Ordinary humans cannot see a Zodiac or notice its actions, but a Zodiac can interfere with a human’s existence.
    • Both humans and hosts can exist in Limbo for an infinite period of time; however, special methods or a zodiac is required to transport you there.
    • A Zodiac is not guaranteed to like you, even if you are its host. Remember, Zodiacs have their own purpose and motives which can extend to choosing a particular host who shares no common interest.
    Policy: Zodiacs can only be created by the GMs or someone approved by the GMs. Given the number of characters that are possible in the role-play, not every member will be appointed a Zodiac. Zodiacs are given out to the individuals who impress a GM, and have a character whom they believe would mesh with the particular Zodiac in question. Please do not beg or whine in an attempt to force a GM to give you a Zodiac. It will not help your chances of getting one, but rather, only make them worse.
    Hosts: Receiving a Zodiac bestows a fraction of their power upon your character who becomes known as a host. Like everything in life, the usage of this power is not a skill that is immediately learned. At first, your character will be relatively weak in terms of power and ability; however, such aspects can be developed over time through self-training or under mentors who exist within Brookfield.
    Non-Hosts: Just because you lack a Zodiac’s power does not mean you have nothing to do in the role-play. Non-hosts who find themselves involved in matters concerning the Zodiacs will be presented with a chance to develop themselves in ways to protect and assist their allies. Although non-hosts can never be on par with Zodiac users in terms of raw power, strength and combat is not always the answer in this role-play.
    Current Zodiacs: A list and description of the current Zodiacs in existence can be found in the Character Sheet section.

    | Contact |
    If you have any questions concerning the roleplay, feel free to contact any of the GM’s, IAmEnzo, Voltaire, or Tsu via message, OOC, or Skype.
    Tsu: branden.tenbrink
    IAmEnzo: iamv3to
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  6. Update: Sign-ups will be open until the 5th of January. Two days after the start of the roleplay.
    #6 Tsu, Dec 30, 2014
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  7. Update: There have been a few questions concerning the genre of Zodiac
    Zodiac is a slice of life and supernatural roleplay.
    Your characters start out as a transfer high school student, and even after the supernatural aspects begin, the base slice of life will still remain.
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  8. Roleplay starting soon!
    If your on the edge about joining, feel free to ask questions then make your sheet!
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  9. Roleplay is starting in a few hours!
    Get your place before we start!
    Reminder: Sign-ups will stay open until Jan 5th.
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  10. Yes sign-ups are still open until monday.
    We do require a picture seeing you are technically enrolling into a school in the character sheet.
    Finally, zodiac powers are very diverse if you are chosen to receive one.
    A full list will be uploaded later, but as of now we have blood bending, creation, elemental manipulation, teleportation...among many more.
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  11. RP has started off strong.
    There are only two days left to sign up!
    If you've been on edge wondering, stop thinking, and go straight to the sign-ups!
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