Long after the time of man, the world has become a very different place. War had ravanged the lands over and over and over again, leaving only the most depraved or resilient species in its wake. Genetic manipulation and mythological creatures had blurred together, bringing back the creatures of the night in an age of wonder and possibility. Blood poured upon the soil, staining it with the pain of a billion souls. The wronged demanded to be avenged. Countries pushed science to the limits in order to keep the world barely alive whilst making new war machines to destroy their enemies. The stalemate between perfection and utter oblivion lasted for eons, until one race rose above the rest. Vampires. At first, these beings were nothing more than mindless leeches with an unquenchable thirst. After evolution and science took their roles, vampires attained a holy status and became living immortals upon the planet. They were no longer monsters hiding in the shadows, but eclectic beings capable of higher thought and machinations beyond dreams.
Of course, none of the other worldly powers immediately submitted to these new beings. There were wars like there had never been before. Thousands, Millions were slaughtered on the battlefields. The stench of rotting corpses polluted the world; trees rotted from the inside, crops yielded poisonous fruit, and the soil crusted and dried into sand. Eventually, the other powers submitted to the immortals, allowing themselves to be governed by the once-human beings. But there were only a handful left, and the lack of humans prevented the vampires from refilling their ranks. So those few vampires left committed to a democracy governed by an elected King. Every eon a vote would take place and a new immortal would be crowned. As it was written, so it was. For over ten thousand years.
During that time, science had allowed the mass cloning of braindead comma patients hooked up to incubators. The vampires had an eternal supply of sustenance, allowing the humans to repopulate naturally. Of course they had to be protected against the elements, so they became a slave race to their dark gods.
Eventually, every need of the vampires was sated. And they became bored. And then they became cruel. They had to find new ways to entertain themselves. War was one of those options. The High Gods, or the original ruling vampires as they were called, would orchestrate the species they dominated into controlled wars. Another option was sexual depravity in ways never before thought of with every creature that crawled up on the land. The world became a wicked place.
Now, another eon is about to pass, and the ruling king for the last five eons King Primus has decided not to run.
He was tired of his palace of sin and decided to remain in seclusion. Not even his child race of AEngels were tended to, allowing them to spread across the land and disappear. So now we have six Dark Gods wanting power. What will they do to attain it?
So this game is going to be limited to six Dark Gods. Each god has a species they control completely. The objective is to find a way to convince the others to give you their vote to be the next king. How do you do this? Gamble on your species winning a war with an opponents, satisfy the other's insatiable lusts, or perhaps simply orchestrate their disfavor of the other Dark Gods.
THE RACES (Descriptions Coming Soon)
1. Ghosts TAKEN
The lost souls trapped on this earth, they are mysterious, seclusive, and wholly vengeful. They have formed governments and laws which to abide by, but they are wholly unorganized and very dangerous. There are four main types of ghost: Vengeful, Guardian, Hungry, and Residual. Vengeful exist for nothing other than to exact their revenge upon the living. Guardians attach their non-corporeal forms to a specific location, person, or thing. Hungries are demonic in nature, hungering for the fear of their victims. Residuals are nothing more than an endlessly repeat of a part of the ghost's life, be it their death or even as simple as talking to someone not there anymore.
2. The Undead TAKEN
There are two types of the Undead: Zombies and Ghouls. Zombies are the result of biological warfare; a virus that infects the recently dead and "reanimates" them in order to continue spreading the disease. They possess only basic instinctual though processes, can feel no pain, and will do everything in their power to consume the flesh of the living (which is how they spread the disease). There are roaming hordes of the undead all over the planet, but the Dark Gods use their powers to control or disperse such gatherings.
Ghouls are technically not completely dead. They breathe, eat, and can die. They simply gain sustenance from the flesh of the dead. They do reproduce, but their newborns remain in a gelatinous blood sack underground until they are fully grown. They can think like humans, but have no official culture as they are usually hunted as soon as possible whenever they are found.
3. Draconians TAKEN
Probably the most successful species in the planet, the Draconians are a result of genetic experimentation. Their purpose was to combine the ancient bloodline of reptiles with humanity's as a way to help preserve the humans in at least some distant form. They are very capable of higher thought, have extensive cultures along with developed cities, and have mastered the art of mechanical warfare. Their major weaknesses are that they reproduce at a very slow rate, and their maturation takes twice as long as a humans. What's worse is that they embrace warlike tendencies, believing that it is better for the weak to die young than be given the chance to reproduce.
4. The Fey TAKEN
Their origins are shrouded in darkness, as is exactly the nature of their power source. They are capable of manipulating light, plant growth, fire, water movement, and wind. Exactly how they are capable of doing such things in a scientific manner is unexplained, but there they are doing the impossible. Their culture is vastly developed; a complicated language system, a well developed social class, and millennia old cities (the oldest being Arcadia). They might actually have the advantage in world domination if they were not so xenophobic and apparently afflicted with numerous allergies.
5. The Voltanesh TAKEN
This is what humanity has come to. While of course there is a growing population of healthy humans, thanks to the Dark Gods, the natural survivors have been afflicted with mutations caused by years of radioactive pollution and genetic manipulation. The lowest of the social ranks are very unhealthy and rarely live past thirty. The more "evolved" bloodlines are afflicted with numerous handicaps, but they have almost godlike abilities to make up for their shortcomings (such as telepathy and other psychic abilities). They are too focused on curing their maladies and inner-conflicts to become a true threat...for now.
6. Lycans TAKEN
While not the must successful species, they definitely do thrive in this broken world. Their physiology makes them immune to most diseases and radiation, and their healing capabilities are off the charts. Not to mention that their physical prowess and strength is far beyond that of a normal humans. They do have culture and embrace an animistic religion, but they naturally have a distaste for technology and advanced cultures. Also, on the nights of the full moon, they enter a berserker phase and attack anything that gets near them.
There are five Dark God spots left. PM me and post here if you are interested in a spot. Once you get a slot, you can rewrite the species' history you control as you wish, so long as you pass it by me first. Once all six slots are gone, the game begins. If there are those interested in playing weaker vampires or possibly even one of the other species, it will be on the approval of the Dark Gods. Once enough interest is shown, I will post more information, an IC and OOC page, and code for character submission.