Allright, I had an idea long ago and had posted it, but alas, it did not pan out due to the usual banes of multiplayer games. Now, however, I do have an idea that is perhaps related to it, but is more along the lines of a VERY detailed dream I had last night. I'm looking for a group of people to help me fill out this world to play in and then to help make a central plot for us all to play around in. I do have an idea for the two characters I wish to play, which should be made obvious in the following brain vomit that I am now pasting. It's a little disjointed and ill written, perhaps, but as I said, it did come from a dream, and I pretty much ran to my computer to type it all up before I could forget. More races than the initial four(five if you count humans) are welcome. I'm sorry this is so long, but all I can say is I pretty much regurgitated my dream last night here.
The Four Main Races brought to the forfront of the human masses eyes
The thing that scientists have come to find 'causes' vampireism or wereism is a viral and bacterial hybrid. There is obviously some magic involved, they admit, due to how the stuff acts and how the infected behave. The thing to cause Zombieism, is also a hybrid, but it is unlike the others as it doesn't have a mystical beginning or end or result. The microorganism kills it's victems with a high fever and then repairs and reawakens parts of the brain needed for the victem to 'live'. More detail on zombies will be in the zombie section.
Vampire - These creatures have been around for ages, born of Judas' betrayal, they steer clear of silver, though they do have a love of shiney things. They were elated when platinum came to be popular and available. Stakes can kill them, yes, but it's more the destruction of their heart. They can recover from such a blow, however, given time and blood. If you wish to kill them, it's better to either A. Completely Destroy the heart or B. Completely remove it. They have an aversion to Garlic and other strong smelling foods/things as their senses are so much better than humans, they can eat, but prefer not to with how their bodies have changed to accept and use the blood they consume to replace the rotting blood that they have to expel (like humans do down the toilet). They do need to be invited in, but it doesn't have to be verbal or by the owner of the abode. If someone who just happens to be inside pulls them in, they will be fine. If they attempt to enter a place where someone is currently inside and they haven't had permission to enter, however, they will find themselves doing anything and everything they can to avoid going inside. Instinctualy scared to come into the place. With this aversion, no one but the eldest of vampires knows what will happen to a vampire who comes in without being invited. Vampires usually congregate in Covens, having learned that being sociable with others is safer than life alone for most. Many covens circle around at least two old vampires that act as their leaders, what these leaders are called varies with their preferences (from King and Queen to something as simple as 'boss'.). Why two? Mainly because these vampires do get a bit 'tired' with life, and so every hundred years or so, they trade off who runs the deal and more or less go to sleep for a long time before waking up again to learn about the world anew and trade off leadership again.
Werewolf - Surprisingly new, at least to the world of the Supernatural. They were born of the Indian Tribes, their shaman's trying to protect them from the onslought of the European's invading their territory. There are more than just wolves, but in the US, anything else is rare. It isn't too uncommon to find a Weremountainlion, however, as they were one of the other popular animals way back when. The magick used to turn the shamans to protect their people was perminant when they made the choice, and so any who survived their bite found themselves turning to a Wolf at midnight. Like the English cold to NE American tribes, the curse of the werewolf did a number on the invading Europeans as an illness that they hadn't witnessed before. The men turning at midnight and killing those around him. Those that survived joining him the next night. Eventually women were turned as well. It's unknown how it came to Europe while ships were still the main transportation. As a Were gets older, they do have more and more control over themselves. The animal inside still veyes for influence, but they are usually able to gain more control. Wolves do have very long lives, but they do die of old age. Their afliction can be passed through either a bite or from mother to child. Strangely enough, it isn't passed like an STD, so it is possible to have a Were father and a human mother and be human yourself, however, unless their father is older, there is a great chance that both mother and child will be turned by his animal when it's the chance to let loose, the animal unable to stand a mate that is not it's match. It is also not uncommon for the animal to kill any children born before the mother is turned, seeing them a bit like a lion does another lion's cubs - a threat. As time has gone on, Were's have formed groups much like the Vampire's covens, Packs. But with their youth, they are still learning to keep their packs together. There is often fighting amongst each other as they fight each other, themselves and their animals. This has caused no two packs to be alike. Unlike the stories, instead of having an aversion to silver, copper is their bane, speculation being that it is one of the first man made metals, and therefore the representation of man moving away from what nature intended. Vampires and Wolves aren't mortal enemies, but they don't get along well as a rule, as a bite from either to either can prove fatal, even between lovers a small and playful bite can turn deadly. As knowledge of non-humans is making front page news, however, they are trying to work together to keep things under control, Vampires stepping back from the more interactive and bloody mess of keeping non-humans in line as they have in the past to put forward a calm and in control demenor for the public eye while the wolves populate themselves to take up the slack left behind.
Zombie - As stated before, zombies are caused like the others by a microorganism that is a viral and bactierial hybrid. And unlike the others, it is not a natural occurance made by god or man's mistakes. It was rather made simply by one man's mistake, trying to find a cure for Vampireism without really knowing what a vampire was. Dr. Henry Logirie found his wife and son had been turned while he was away for Doctors without Borders, and as neither were allowed to contact him by their Coven leader, and all he knew were stories, he did the only thing he could - he tried to find a cure to administer when he finally could see them. His attempt, however, ended up in his wife and son becoming the first Zombies. He managed to escape their onslought, but was soon overcome by their 'children' as time went on. It is his work that ultimately leads to the world as it is today. Zombies thankfully didn't take over the world, Vampires having a head start on culling it. But they are still a problem that pops up now and then. If it hadn't been for their creation, however, Vampires and Werewolves and other creatures would still be in the background, hiding from humans to continue their existance. The Vampires used the Z to paint themselves in a slightly less bloody light and to introduce themselves to the world, starting in the United States where the zombies originated. So far, the US is the only country to recognize that such creatures exist, though France and Iceland have been rumored to have started reserves for more mythical creatures than the Vampires and Werewolves that the US has officially recognized. Only two major cities have been destroyed by Zombie Outbreaks so far in the US, Sacremento, CA & Madison, WI. A few small towns and cities have been overcome as well, along with more in other countries, but the affect is nothing like what Hollywood made Zombie outbreaks to be, seeing as it's been over 30 years and the World is still running.
Hunters - Immune to all three of the above, it's not well known that their blood can act as a temporary cure. It must be applied to a bite that's been forced to bleed till it's just red, all bites save Vampire getting infected at a phenominal rate, it's usually quite obvious where the bite is. Even Vampire's bites however, will have some puss and clear lymph to come out before the blood can be applied. It's best to let the blood drip on the wound, if there is a knife handy, splitting the skin to join any holes/remove the skin inside of the bitten area is best. It will leave a worse scar with Werewolf or Zombie bite, but the odds of surviving/not being turned are better. Hunters are rare, but much sought after by the Vampire community. Some leaders will even go as far to make a firstborn Hunter by exposing them to the three curses at the same time. It must be at the same exact time, even a half a second in delay of when one recieves them, and either the first one to be introduced wil take over, or the two that were first together will kill the individual. Even a successful exposure may kill the individual, however, as when introduced to each other, the curses react to each other violently - causing harm to the person in the aftermath. It is due to this that they are so rare. It is however, hereditary, as when they are exposed at the same time with the same amount, usually using injections of blood, the virus/bacterial hybrids of each curse is left behind and their body is given a chance to grow immune to the diseases. First Generation Hunter's are usually fairly weak(or rather have only human strength), however, their reaction to the curses inside somehow causes their children to have stronger bodies. Not as strong as the curses, but they can put up a fight better. Any generation however, has a strong resiliance due to their survival of being exposed. They can bleed more than normal humans, which is the reason for Vampires coveting them. Their blood also seems to have a strange effect on Vampires and Wolves, making them feel stronger, their blood and flesh also have a reputed sweet taste, though it's not known for true among many, as Vampire leaders oft keep them close at hand and feed from them almost exclusively. It is unknown how the first Hunter came to be, all anyone knows is that the first one showed up ten years after the first zombies alongsize Moira, one of the oldest Vampires who has taken her coven to reside in Dallas, Tx. The first is regretably dead now, but her daughter is near twenty years old.
Two for certain Characters:
Dallas' First Vampire Coven Leader and the unofficial creator of the Hunters: Moira. Moira is about as old as Vampires come, mysterious and oft watchful, it seems there's nothing she doesn't know. Rumors are she was Judas' lover before he passed, and was one of the first vampires if not The First to be turned by the Original that was Judas. The old ones however, are very resillient in keeping from the rest who exactly is the first, not wanting their fledglings to flock for such an inane reason. Moira is not her original name, and few know what it was because every time she reawakens, she takes on a new name to match the times. Moira just happened to be her favorite name to hear when she awoke the last time. At the time of this game, she is preparing to sleep again and has banned her leading partner from drinking the blood of her pet Hunter, Kay, until the girl is twenty, an occurrence that will happen only a couple of months after when she plans to sleep. Twenty being the age that has been decided on as it's the traditional age for 'pets', non vampire beings that vampires keep around, to be allowed to offer their blood. Pets are usually humans favored by a vampire, and usually are only fed upon by the vampire that favors them. Twenty being decided as a good age as in medieval times and earlier, this has usually been enough for them to have a family and fulfilling life in case death should occur from blood loss. For a pet that belongs to a Vampire Leader, however, this ownership is transfered to another when one goes to sleep, or else the relationship is 'disolved', and the pet allowed to leave the coven respectfully. To have the ownership of a pet transfered to another is considered quite the honor, as Vampires are oft very protective of their pets.
The first Hunter's Daughter: Katherine "Kay" Menders. - Kay has been with the Dallas Coven her whole life, as her mother perished after her birth, still weakened by having become a Hunter herself. Kay fears Moira going to sleep, knowing that Hunters blood is much coveted, she doesn't know if she can trust Moira's partner, having had Moira as her mother figure her whole life. She's been quite sheltered to the outside world, being raised in the Coven. Whether this has made her naieve or jaded is still up in the air. She's preparing to go to college and is quite nervous about it, having been homeschooled her whole life by the coven. Her education with them was quite thorough, but it wasn't exactly a 'classroom environment.' She is quite good at hand to hand combat and at shooting a variety of guns, trained in such things for the good of the coven and to protect herself from the dangers of the world with Zombies becoming a prevalent problem in the last few years once again and Were's coming to try and meet the problem as Vampires are fronting the human-non-human interaction to keep things peaceful. Were interaction with vampires is good, however Hunter and Were's don't typically get along, as Hunters that are not with a Coven tend to take the Human side of view that Weres and Vampires are altogether not good and eat people, something that thankfully only occurs when a new one is made if they aren't controlled. This view, however, has lead to the Hunter's name, as since they're immune and can take on a Were with a weapon, many unconnected hunters do hunt Were's and Vampires. Vampires and Weres also have a tendancy to send out friendly hunters to take down the more violent of their species as well as send them into an area to at least scout if not kill off a few Zombies when a new outbreak has occured.
And for now, that's it, as can probably be noticed, Wolves need a good hand in development, and zombies... Well, they're zombies ala The Walking Dead TV series. They go around and eat whatever they can get their hands on - kudos if it's moving and fresh meat.