Soooo here's a little backstory :
On January 16, 2015 all hell broke loose on planet Earth.
Out of nowhere vampire attacks began to skyrocket through the roof as the creatures tore through the globe, followed by an onslaught of their demon overlords. Somehow a bridge had been created between Hell and Earth, leaving a free gateway for the armies of the Dark One. In a matter of months the planets population had been cut down nearly 75%, forcing humans to band together and take up arms to survive. Militaries scrambled to fight the hordes of creatures but entire nations began to crumble within their grasp. It truly seemed as if the world were coming to an end, and it only continued to get worse from there.
In Heaven, chaos had gripped what was supposed to be God's Paradise, as it had seemed Lucifer had been infiltrating the angels for centuries, slowly turning them against one another and manipulating them until finally a civil war broke out between the angels, laying waste to the paradise that had been their home. It is not known for sure, only speculation, but it is said that God abandoned his creations, disgusted at their actions and leaving them to rot in their own choices. Many angels were killed in this war, and many more fell to become powerful demons and join Lucifer's army. Heaven was finally abandoned, the mortal souls left to wander around in confusion as their paradise was shattered, a few angels have stuck around to tend to the souls, still keeping their compassion close at home.
Some angels have joined the fight against the demons, exposing themself to humanity and aiding in their efforts. Most are known as heroes and famous among the population as near mythological figures, however corruption runs even in some of these individuals, as many of them are know seeing this is a prime opportunity to elevate themselves to deity status. The Archangels haven't been seen or heard of in hundreds of years, believed to be dead long ago, the angels have given up hope of finding their commanding officers.
The demons have no less problems among their ranks as more and more individuals seek power and authority over the other. Battles within ranks are common, even more so with their vampiric canon fodder. Lately other creations have become to expose themselves, twisted beasts that can only have come from Lucifer's imagination, these monstrosities are quickly becoming the biggest threat to humanity's existence, far stronger than any single demon could hope to be, they sometimes have been reported to be taller than thirty feet, and other reports have been of multiple tiny creatures that destroyed anything in their path without slowing.
However over the last few decades, more and more humans are being born with angelic or demonic blood, from the result of a supernatural parent, either forced or willing. These creations are extremely powerful and very rare, the angelic halflings are known as the "Blessed" and are typically integral parts of the human resistance. On the other hand the demonic mixes are known as the "Cursed" and are shunned by all of humanity and demon-kind alike for their impurity.
Lately rumors have begun circulating that one of the Archangels have returned, the Archangel of Death, Azrael, has been said to have suddenly appeared in vicious battles and turn the tide completely, allowing the humans precious small victories that they so desperately need. Mainly these rumors have been spread among the angels, as humans have troubel discerning the difference between an angel and an Archangel, but humans that have witnessed the sightings have reported that he fought unlike any angel they had ever seen.
With that word, hope has started to spread, and morale is beginning to lift, despite the seemingly overwhelming odds they face, humananity it seems has found a renewed strength to fight once more.
The year now is 2055, technology in human weaponry has advanced by leaps and bounds, as well as being integrated with anti-demonic weapons and technology provided by the angels. Amidst the chaos and confusion one thing is for sure, the war will end soon one way or the other, very soon.
I plan on this being a very long, very epic thread, complete with tons of violence, romance, and all other things of badassery that should make this fun to do :) lol. I do ask that you must be literate to join this roleplay, I can't stress this enough. The story will mainly focus on Azrael and the other Archangels, but feel free to go off on your own adventures and such with other characters. If you take on a role of one of the main characters I do ask that you please be active, any activity longer than three weeks in the thread without word and your character will be killed off or handed to someone else.
Here's a brief run-through of some of the characters I'll be needing, also the play-bys don't have to be who I picked, just a general idea of what I thought the characters might look like:
Playby: Gerard Butler
- Michael - Archangel, Good -
Considered by some to be the 'Hand of God', Michael has been known as the second in command in Heaven. He disappeared along with the rest of the Archangels a few hundred years before, and since his absence the angels have been left without their 'leader'. He is known to be very strong and compassionate. He was imprisoned in Hell by Azazel along with the others.
Playby: Jared Padalecki
- Gabriel - Archangel, Good -
Very powerful and admired among the Archangels, Gabriel is known to be a light-hearted and often humorous individual. He is extremely intelligent even among the Archangels and is known for being extremely gifted in his abilities. He is very kind and respectful, always trying to give assistance when he can. He was imprisoned in hell by Azazel along with the other Archangels.
Playby: Chris Pine
- Raphael - Archangel, Evil -
The 'youngest' of the Archangels, Raphael is known for being very headstrong and stubborn, however he has always been very loyal to Heaven and to God until recently. He was very close to Azazel and Lucifer before they fell and it is rumored that he had a part in capturing and imprisoning the other Archangels. The demons know this is true because he wasn't tortured and imprisoned like the others, he simply dissappeared. He is very smart and manipulative, gifts he learned from his older brothers.
Playby: Jared Leto -
- Azrael - Archangel, Good - TAKEN
Sometimes called the "Fist of God", Azrael is the footsoldier of Heaven. For thousands of years he's duties have been solely to protect the Earth from Demons and other creatures. He is extremely powerful, but quiet and reserved, often keeping to himself and feeling somewhat out of place among the other Archangels. He wants nothing more than to stop fighting, but he knows he can never cease, despite the fact that he can no longer feel God. He is known to be very close to Ariel and cares for her friendship deeply. It is also known that Azrael and Lucifer were very close while he was still in Heaven, it is the reason many of have said why he no longer tries to involve himself with other angels, he is afraid of being betrayed once more. He was imprisoned in Hell by Azazel along with the other Archangels.
Playby: Kate Beckinsale
- Ariel - Archangel, Good - TAKEN
Sometimes considered to be the most intelligent of the Archangels, Ariel is known for her unparalleled healing abilities, even able to resurrect the dead, though this drains her strength quickly. It is said that Lucifer himself was once infatuated with Ariel though she would not succumb to his temptations as so many of the other angels had and had earned favor with God for this when Lucifer and his fallen were cast out. She is rumored to be a very close friend with Azrael, the only one he is known to have. She was imprisoned in Hell by Azazel along with the other Archangels. -Will take a pretty good application to get this character as she may be a future love interest for Azrael.-
Playby: Ben Foster
- Uriel - Archangel, Evil -
Uriel is the footsoldier of Lucifer, the General of the forces in Earth. He is a very cruel and manipulative individual, as well as being very powerful and vicious. He left Heaven along with Lucifer and has been serving his side ever since. He had a large part in imprisoning the other Archangels.
Playby: Ian Somerhalder
- Azazel - Archangel, Evil -
Azazel was always known to be Lucifer's closest friend and most trusted advisor when he was in Heaven. Even for an Archangel Azazel had always been shifty and manipulative, more than once earning punishments from God. It is said that Azazel himself is the one that persuaded Lucifer to confront God and set about the chain of events that led them all to being cast out of Heaven. Now he serves as an advisor to Lucifer, being the only person that Lucifer feels he can trust. In reality Azazel is directing the business of Hell, with Lucifer as his instrument.
Playby: Cam Gigandet
- Lucifer - Archangel, Evil - TAKEN
The one and only Lucifer, aka the Devil, Satan, Diablo, etc etc. He is the ruler of Hell and the true counterpart to God, the oldest and most powerful of the Archangels, he is the driving force behind the Earth's destruction. He hates humanity for the love that they receive from God, he hates that that love must be shared with them and wishes nothing more than their destruction and torment. Even though he is pure evil in this regard, he loves his brothers and sisters (The Archangels) despite everything, though he views regular angels as cockroaches. It is said his intelligence is beyond that of Ariel's, and any that have met him would not dispute it. It will take an extremely well done application to land this character.
I'll add more needed characters later if they come to me or if anyone requests a specific character. These are essentially the 'main' characters of the roleplay besides my own, Azrael. The cool thing is there is actually alot of lore behind the characters that you can research, I thought it was interesting anyways. Just so I can clear up alot of questions I'll do a brief species run-through as well:
Angels: In appearance they seem to be nothing different than humans, except for their white wings and statuesque figures. They are stronger than demons and much faster, able to teleport in small intervals and equipped with moderate psychic abilities that vary depending on the angel.
Demons: Originally humans whom have died and went to hell, only to have their souls twisted into demonic creations. Human in appearance until they unleash their 'demon side' at which point their eyes become blackened completely and their fingers turn into something more resembling claws. They are much faster and stronger than the average human and are known to travel in group.
Vampires: The canon fodder of the Hellspawn army, they are highly allergic to sunlight, though almost all other myths are false. They are much faster and stronger than humans and can be killed by sunlight, a wooden stake to the heart, or decapitation. Young vampires are fairly weak compared to demons and other creatures, but a fully matured vampire (over 2,000 years old) is said to be nearly as strong as an Archangel.
Archangels: The strongest group of individuals in the known universe, they were created as the 'elite' of the Heavens. They are much faster and stronger than any angel or demon and have tremendous psychic abilities depending on the exact Archangel. They are marked but their larger wing size and overall sense of power that they emit. They are known to posess more of an emotional range than angels, though the exact cause of this is undetermined.
The Fallen: Angels that belonged to the original 200 that Lucifer pulled with him from the Heavens. These dark angels are marked by their black, singed wings. They are just as strong as any angel, though their power comes more from their anger and rage than anything else.
Blessed: Humans with an angel parent, they are typically marked by blonde hair and blue eyes and possess incredible elemental abilities as well as minor psychic abilities depending on the person. They are treated as heroes among humanity for their divinity.
Cursed: Humans with a demonic parent, they are marked by black hair and dark eyes and are usually outcasts from society for their impurity. They have a strong control over the elements and possess minor psychic abilities depending on the person, though their power stems more from their emotions.
If there are any questions feel free to ask, I'm eventually wanting to turn this idea into a novel but for right now I would enjoy playing around with it and seeing what others can do with it as well, sooo here's the character sheet.
Special Abilities (Not normally had by your type or unique to your character):
Appearance: (Can either be a picture, a description, or both.)
History: (Give me a good detailed history of your character and the events leading up until now. If you are picking an Archangel describe the events that lead up to their capture and imprisonment by Azazel, Raphael, and Lucifer, as each situation was different, and how they escaped from their prison. For demons talk about their human life before they died, etc, just flesh out your character and really get a feel for it before we start.)