So this is basically an interest check to see if this game can garner enough interest. :)Here's where the idea blossoms:
A mysterious man appears in the life of a very troubled young woman. He travels with a wooden cart that opens for a small store front but his wares are very strange- colourful fireflies captured in strangely but beautifully crafted glass jars. And though he seems odd, he is very pleasant to be around and quite friendly. The man promises to help her safely reach her destination, despite her telling him she isn't even sure of where it is she wants to go. As they travel together, she begins to notice strange and mystical things, their journey becoming more thrilling and magical by the second as she learns more about her past. With this man by her side, she starts to come at peace with herself and with the world and starts to realize not much is known about her companion. When she truly opens her eyes, she realizes that this man is no ordinary man, but the soul-devouring god himself, delivering her to the realm of darkness. The fireflies collected within his jars are souls. Despite being fearful of that dark realm, she decides to trust herself in the hands of this man, he having become quite taken by her soul and openly fond of it. In return for collecting her soul, he grants her one wish.
There will be several other storylines intertwined within the main idea, some additional storylines planned are mentioned under the character skeletons.There will be:
-Twenty characters total, semi-pre-made, adjustable so long as the creators okay it (octopusdreams and darkrose15)
-Each character has a pairing for romance so that no character is left lonely- it will be harder to readjust these but not impossible, also there can be "side romances"
-Multiple storylines intertwining- each character is a main character for each character has a story to be told
-High structured game- so that no writer gets left behind and each writer is fully immersed in the story
-Romance, Drama, Action, Comedy, TragedyThe pairings and quick-look availability:
The Wayward Soul The God of Darkness
The God's Pet Death
Nightmare Twin 1
- The Rat Prince
Basilisk The Masked One
The Scryer The Banshee
The Damned Soul The Innocent Soul
The CharmerHere are the characters planned:
The Ferryman - TAKEN - OCTOPUSDREAMS
Name: Talt [Pronounced like 'salt' but with a 't' rather than an 's']
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in early twentiesTalt is a peculiar being and bridges the gap between life and death. He ferries souls to the dark realm. It is said that in exchange for one's soul, he will grant a wish- however he doesn't offer just any body this deal, being a collector of souls he finds particularly enchanting. He travels the human realm with a wagon, carting around various glass jars and bottles containing enchanting fireflies.
The Wayward Soul - TAKEN - DARKROSE15
Name: Iona (Pronounced Eye-oh-nah)
Age: mid teens-late teensWicked from birth, she is a cold blooded killer. However, having forgotten her malicious past, she does not understand who she is or where she is going in life. She doesn't seem to find any direction until a man with strange wares stumbles upon her. She joins him in his travels, finding that the world becomes more and more peculiar the longer she is with him.
Iona at present has no memories of her life, having found herself thrust into the after life and finding herself in the company of one known only as Talt, who has promised to guide her to where she must go. But in hindsight, her memory loss may not be such a bad thing.
Her true name is not known to her, but the living would know her as a woman so cruel, so vile that no one wished to mention it. She send hundreds and hundreds of innocent people to their deaths with a smile on her face, and engaged in depraved acts of violence and torment whenever the situation arose. She was a perfect, cold blooded killer who led a vicious band of malcontents against the world. Even her subordinates weren't safe from her wrath!
Anyone who disagreed with her was at risk for death, and she often found herself replacing everyone under her rather frequently. However, one of her most trusted associates grew tired of his mistress's evil ways, and rebelled against her, killing her in a way that would make even the most hard-hearted villain pale with sickness.
As such, her soul is bound for Hell, to experience the acts she committed on Earth as she had done to others. But somehow on crossing over, her memories were wiped clean, as if given a clean slate. Whether or not it is for a second chance she doesn't know. All she knows is that for the moment, she is traveling with the mysterious Talt. Everything has become more odd and unusual, but she comes to appreciate her time with Talt, feeling drawn to his enigmatic ways. She willingly agreed to give him her soul, but has yet to determine the wish that she wants in exchange for it.
The God of Darkness - TAKEN - OCTOPUSDREAMS
Name: Deimos [Pronounced Deem-ohs]
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in mid teens-late teens.Deimos appears to be very fragile and delicate, not what one would imagine the God of Hell to look like. However, bitter to the core, Deimos is an incredibly powerful and strong being. Most underestimate him, only to be shown his vicious and cruel wrath. His past and origins are shrouded in mystery, but it is whispered that the fearsome God was born into a curse- doomed to take on the responsibility of ruling over the dark realm and to be hated by all.
He holds a strange relationship with his ever faithful servant Lo. Despite often lashing out on Lo for seemingly no reason whatsoever, leaving his servant badly beaten at times, he does seem to hold some feelings towards Lo. Deimos knows that Lo is the only being that will ever love him and for that, Deimos feels some level of compassion for his servant and even on occasion, in a moment of weakness, opens up to Lo- often times recalling a painful memory.
The God's Pet - TAKEN - JOBE352
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in early twenties.Lo's form is batter and scarred. He is often wrapped in various places with bandages. Chains drape over his form and a thick metal collar encircles his neck. He normally hides most of his form by sporting a kimono, though proudly wearing his heavy chains draped over the finely decorated cloth. He takes a darker, twisted and even repulsive form when necessary. He is ever loyal to Deimos and would do anything to please him. The two are rarely seen apart from the other.
Despite often being ordered to do Deimos' dirty work, being trained to massacre entire villages at the snap of Deimos' fingers and often being inflicted with pain and torture by Deimos' own hand, Lo is still a gentle and tender-hearted being. He is both kind and considerate when he hasn't been ordered to kill you, or if Deimos is not being threatened. Unlike most servants of Deimos' he was never bound to the God, but rather chose to be by his side. While others strongly detest Deimos, he is the only one who loves and feels compassion for the dark God.
Death - TAKEN - OCTOPUSDREAMS
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in early twentiesDeath is egotistical and with reason- most every body in the dark realm adores him. He is charming, a bit of an attention whore and envious of the ferryman. He hates the ferryman. He is the brother of sleep.
Sleep - TAKEN - ALTAIR1983
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in early twentiesSleep is lethargic and calm. A curious character and a bit of a pervert. He is death's brother and will on occasion accompany death, the victims falling into the warm confines of sleep only to wake up being ferried by Talt. He often likes to visit Life...
Life - OPEN
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be in her late teens-early twentiesLife is often sweet but can be quite a bitch if the mood fits her. She keeps sure that things in the living world run as they should- often resulting her in needing to keep those of the underworld in check, though some times she can be found sleeping on the job- if you know what I mean.
Dream - TAKEN - SWEETS
Name: Mai (Pronounced 'my')
Age: Mid teens-late teensDream is sleep's daughter. She is a kind, lovely and peaceful teenager. Her beauty is breathtaking and she's quite ladylike in her mannerisms, however she has a bad habit of being drawn to Nightmare, finding him quite... well... dreamy...
Nightmare - TAKEN - MALIXE
Name: Grimsolordo (Grims)
Age: Teeth as MillenniumNightmare is rude, mean-spirited and troubled. He isn't the son of any one, having existed of his own accord. He's not fond of others and prone to playing cruel tricks on people. He thoroughly enjoys toying with others. However, dream has managed to look past his unpleasant attitude and he, incapable of angering her beyond the point of leaving him be must put up with her, annoyingly enough- at least she's a looker.
"Sift, wail, and wish that you are, what I used to be,"
Born from absence with a smile, before smiles had begun to exist. Nightmare has more or less always been the unyielding nuisance he is right now. He had a period of youth which took him on conquests across the plains of thought where he continues to hold influence. Though in recent centuries his gaze has plagued hell and it's neighbors.
With a purpose of showing Mankind their imperfections, it's difficult to find time for anything other than work. But he makes sure to find it for the underworld. Keeping up with wretched deities is his perfect pastime, and he tends to take his tea with the first creature to meet his eyes. He's even adopted a second identity on earth though not even he knows it. Stealing the teeth of human children to count his age has made very contrary rumors. Parents have apparently been doing the same, and leaving coins behind.
Only one person has been able to focus him, and that is by no effort on their part. The Dream girl's presence by definition is an anathema. However in that one's case, the opposite must be true as Grimsolordo has found it ridiculously difficult to drive her away. Through any method short of escaping to work, at least. Her attentions are curious and new, which is precisely why Nightmare knows to avoid them. Human kind taught him the danger.
Cerberus - TAKEN - DANCING FLOWER
Name: Amana (Pronounced a-ma-na)
Age: Ancient/Unknown; Appears to be 22Cerberus is loyal, territorial and rash. She's not a three-headed dog, that just being a nasty rumour that terrible Nightmare had spread about her. She's actually a very sexy lady. She guards the dark realm and is always hoping to catch the eye of death.
Background Information: Amana doesn’t remember her birth but she knows that it is her life duty to protect the borders of the Underworld from any unnecessary violence or souls trying to escape from their torment. She is known to have many moods; there are times when she can be sympathetic to the tortures dealt on souls but other times where she relishes the screams of those being torment.
An unintentional meeting with Nightmare during one of her fouler moods resulted in the nasty rumor that she’s a three headed dog. The little twit just manipulated the truth a little to suit his evil purposes. The only loyal companies she had in the her life are three hell hounds that have been with her for as long as she can remember and would die to protect her from harm, and also help her kept unruly spirits under control. She has made a vow to make the little rumor maker pay for distorting her image so in the minds of both mortals and demons alike.
Amana is not sure why she is attracted to Death but absolutely refuses to become another on of the many admirers that faun around him at every chance. Instead, she admires him from afar, listening to little stories of his various deeds with a mixture of emotions that confuse her.
Twin 1 - TAKEN - DARKROSE15
Age: Mid teens-late teensThis character, despite her sweet and innocent look, is rather sinister. Bound to Deimos.
Lucinda wasn't always a powerful monster with a love of violence, torture and chaos. In fact, at one point she was just as sweet as her dear sister Melinda. The two sisters couldn't be more different in personality now, but it is always hard for people to determine who is who. Lucinda wouldn't have it any other way.
She's devious, vile, black-hearted, a perfect little monster. She voluntarily chose to serve Deimos and has proven herself to be a most valuable interrogator. She never holds back, sometimes having to be stopped by her much sweeter sister when she gets carried away (which is quite often)
Few enjoy her company, but she prefers the company of her sister, and a few corpses to have tea parties with. It has not been confirmed what transformed her from a sweet little human girl into a hellish monster of the pits, but rumor has it that the Rat King had set up an experiment with Amana, unleashing her hell hounds upon Lucinda. It was only implied what happened, but most pale at the horrific torment lavished on her. Since then, she hasn't quite been the same. Her last link to her humanity is her sister, and even that sometimes doesn't hold her back from heinous deeds.
She tends to be coy when asked of her relationship with Attivus, merely grinning and saying she enjoys the games they play.
Twin 2 - TAKEN - SWEETS
Age: Mid teens-late teensThis character is the opposite of her sinister twin and more fitting to her sweet and innocent look. Bound to Deimos.
The Rat Prince - OPEN
Age: 20This character is clever and cunning like a rat, tricky and scandalous. He is an assistant to Deimos, bound to the dark God, though he doesn't mind too much. He has his eye on the more sinister of two twins. The Rat Prince hasn't any scores to settle but is always searching for more power.
Basilisk - TAKEN - SINXAZGARD21
Name: Scion (Pronounced sky-on)
Age: Early twenties-mid twentiesOne of the ferryman's assistants. This character is rather wolfish. He is aggressive, possessive and has the manners of an animal, not to mention he kind of smells like one too. He uses brute force to get what he wants, but isn't too smart. His gaze can paralyze a foe. He likes the scent of that less sinister twin. He has a score to settle with Lo, who massacred his people.
"When raised by wolves, power is all that matters." - Scion
Scion is not the Ferryman's right hand man, he is more of the muscle in the sense that he gets things done in one or more violent way. Not one to think things through, he rushes in, kills things and then ponders if he should have asked questions first. Though this doesn't only apply to his work, he is naturally an animal, raised in the dark realm by the creatures lurking in the dark. Scion takes anything he finds interesting, breaks bones of those who try to stop him save the Ferryman, never bite the hand that feeds.
The Masked One and The Scryer
The Masked One - TAKEN - OCTOPUSDREAMS
Name: Seoul (Pronounced 'Soul')
Age: Early twenties-mid twentiesThis character is a mysterious being- apparently the only of his kind known as the Soul Thieves. If his entire face is gazed upon by a member of the same sex their soul is stolen by him. There is only ever one Soul Thief in the form of flesh at a time, the rest living inside of him. He is an assistant to the ferryman. He is rather fond of the scryer, who seems to be able to keep an eye on every body but him. He has a way of appearing to her upon will by manipulating her dreams. Despite being the only of his kind he is a good balance of indifferent and chipper but the rest of his race living within him seems to trouble him as he does not feel like a real person.
The Scryer - TAKEN - SWEETS
Name: Ambali (Pronounced am-bah-lih)
Age: Late teens-early twentiesShe is Deimos' assistant. She has eyes like liquid gold. She can see things about others at will. However, she can't seem to see one of the ferryman's assistants. Despite being a servant to a different master, she is captivated by the masked one. Her past is one of sorrow. She remains rather quiet and has a sorrowful aura. She is very observant. She does not want to be bound to Deimos but is any way- if she refuses him she will not only lose her eyes but her young child whose soul will be cursed by Deimos himself.
Ambali had been considered an odd girl, her golden eyes, she did not speak until she was six which only added to her parents concerns. It was these concerns that lead Ambali to be home schooled, her parents worried about what people would think about the strange silent girl. When she was nine she had this feeling of dread, it was the first time that she could look into what could happen to those around her, and what she saw was her parents death. She tried to warn them but they would not listen and died in a fire.
When she was ten she was placed under her Aunts care. At the age of nineteen she found herself dating an emotionally abusive young man. She left him when she found out she was pregnant, unable to let a child be raise by such a man. He came after her in a rage and she killed him to protect herself. But he had managed to mortally wound her. However, she had been blessed with a gift, and seeing his opportunity, Deimos offered to let her keep her life, so that she may continue raising her child so long as she bound herself to him.
Her life bound to Deimos has been uncomfortable for Ambali. She feels uncomfortable around Lo unable to understand the connection the man feels with Deimos. She remains by his side out of fear, given the chance to get away with no consequences she would run and never look back.
The Banshee - TAKEN - DARKROSE15
Name: Sirenia (Pronounced Sigh-Ren-eeyah)
Age: Mid teens-late teensHer song lures souls to Hell that deserve to go there and her song can kill the living if they hear it long enough. She has no qualms crushing anyone in her path, yet she has enough of a conscience to recognize and spare true innocence. However, she finds one of her victims in the care of the ferryman. Upon meeting her victim, she finds that despite being aware of his fate he shows no fear nor begs for freedom.
When she was alive, a long time ago, she'd been blessed with the most beautiful voice the world had ever heard. Anyone who heard it fell under it's hypnotic trance, as if under a spell. She could lure anyone in with just a few words, and became extremely proud and vain as a result. She began to become demanding, abusive, and cruel.
Those who came to hear her, would find themselves being forced to give up almost all of their money just to even hear a few notes. She fancied herself above the law, and began to engage in acts that would make a whore's cheeks blush, and committed other crimes to further her ambitions. She wanted to become the most powerful singer in the known world, and would do anything to get there. Whether or not she murdered anyone is not known, but few who knew her then wouldn't put it past her to do so for her voice.
At last, after watching quietly, the gods struck her down for her hubris. She'd gone too far, and rather than using her gift for the benefit of mankind, she instead chose to use it for her own selfish ways. So she was sent to Hell, her voice instead of bringing life and joy unto the masses instead bringing sorrow and death. Those who hear her song that are evil souls find themselves thrust into the pits of Hell, and those who live and hear her song for too long will also, sadly, find themselves sent to Hell as well.
Sirenia has taken to her job well enough, but has come to sincerely regret her actions. She is still, however, very tough. Some can see her as harsh as well. But even so, she now has also come appreciate the innocent, and will stay her hand when she finds true innocence. She is stunned when she encounters the Damned Soul, confused as to why he would wish to go to Hell, and intrigued by it as well.
The Damned Soul - TAKEN - Zadaris
Age: Late teens-early twentiesHe has lived a troubled life and has sought revenge to satisfy the bitter hatred in his heart. Now he has condemned himself to hell in the pursuit of vengeance, but surprisingly, he knows where the Banshee is taking him and shows no fear.
Growing up in poverty Ronové quickly began to appreciate that which was most important to him; the people around him that he loved. Living was incredibly rough but he managed to keep himself and his family afloat. And despite how vague his happiness was it was quickly snatched away.
Subject to abuse beyond his deserving he watched the place he lived in burn, people screamed as they were taken by both flame and the callous people responsible. Men were brutally slaughtered and so were the women, but not before being shamed and violated. Not even the fresh faces of children were spared.
Ronové managed to escape the horror but the truely hideous ordeal robbed him of his eyesight. Alone and afraid he wandered through the darkness with his only possession; his mothers parasol. The days passed and his heart hardened; the only hands that reached towards him desired only to relieve him of his items, push him aside and cause him grievous harm.
He cursed she who gave him birth that despite his attack he was allowed to survive and wander in suffering where those more deserving were left to perish. He cursed 'the madness of our mother's heart.'
Ronové grew more distant, more aloof, with each day that passed unable to see anything but the evil within people, especially those who posited themselves as good or just. He found that once he reached the age of twenty two he desired only one thing; his idealism shot he only wished to fulfil his selfish, personal vengeance.
And the place to find this desire wasn't far.
Though not so much 'where' as 'who'.
Approached by the Ferryman and his travelling cart he learned the nature of the enigmatic being and took the chance he was offered; he offered his own soul so that his own vengeance may become a reality and thus, willingly, condemned himself to the hellfire beyond the veil of life.
From that moment on he could hear the pallid, distant but beautiful voice of another and it came closer and closer to him with each passing day. He resigned himself to his fate, without fear or regret.
The Innocent Soul - TAKEN - THE GOLDEN TOUCH
Age: Mid teens-late teens.She has been the victim of a wish from the ferryman- her soul is to be sent to Hell despite being innocent. She does not understand how this has happened to her and struggles with this hand she has been dealt.
The Charmer - TAKEN - KARASU
Name: Harashi (Pronounced Har-Rah-She)
Age: Early twentiesA demon, he is an assistant of the ferryman's and manages to distract foes with sharply tuned words. He has a bit of a temper that he has trouble controlling. He despises humans and is rather nasty mannered to them. Slightly pompous and easily irritable, it is a difficult task when he is assigned to guard the Innocent Soul until she is safely ferried to Hell. However, the more time he spends in her presence, he starts to see humans in a different light and becomes some what fond of the Innocent Soul, becoming ever more troubled that she is being sent to Hell despite her innocence.If interested:
-please reply to this thread so that both I and DarkRose15 can see who is interested
-know that this is not
a first come, first serve role play- if two people show interest in one character, then the person that seems most suitable for the role play will be given the part
-all characters must be taken, unless it is decided some are cut