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Offline wander

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2014, 12:26:54 AM »
I'll try and adapt some of them weaknesses into the powers list as I work on him more in a few hours ;)

Offline Lockepick

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2014, 08:22:24 PM »

Hadley Eerebo / Darkling Changeling / B&E and Information Specialist
Name: Hadley Erebo
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Race: Human-Looking
Type: Darkling Changeling
Origin: Based off the 'Changeling: The Lost' in History, but the powers weren't copies of their 'Contracts.'
Notable Abilities/Skills:
  • Shadow Control: Hadley can create and manipulate shadows that extend beyond the 'absence of light' and are a force of their own. Shadows under his control can exist even in the presence of light, but the brighter the light, the more the shadows suffer.
  • Shadow Weaponry: Hadley's ability to create and manipulate shadow can be used to create simple tools, close range weapons, and plates of armor made of tangible and unmistakably black shadow. In dark places, these weapons can be as sharp as obsidian; in sunlight, the weapons are more like dull iron. Shadow can also be made into ropes and tentacles to bind and constrict.
  • Shadow Form: Hadley can turn his body into his own shadow. This allows him to be two-dimensional; able to move along any surface, even vertical ones or fluids, or slip in through even the tiniest crack. His shadow form contains about the same size, but can be stretched out into inhuman shapes. In darkness, he can dart about the room in a blur, but in brighter light, the speed that he can move is reduced drastically; with sunlight making him move at a snail's pace. He can bring a small amount of external materials with him, but not much more than light clothing and his meager equipment.
Notable Equipment:
  • Multitool: Hadley will typically rely upon his Shadow Crafting to create any tools he needs to pick locks or disable security systems; but a single multitool fills in the gaps.
  • Smartphone: A source of communication, data storage, and a camera for gathering information.
Role: Breaking and Entering, Information Gathering
Recruitment Status: Recruited two months ago; still new to the idea of a structured society.
Employment History: Hadley had stolen from a member of the Company and didn't even know the value of what he had stolen. When the Company sent people after him, Hadley ran as he did from any pursuer. When the Company did finally catch up with him, and after a debriefing to confirm he wasn't working for any other organization, they offered him a job.
Appearance: Picture provided works pretty well.
Sexuality: Homosexual; Bottom/Submissive
On/Off: Player's O/Os
  • Ons: Trespassing/New Locations; 'Powered' Sex; Exotic Anatomy (Genitalia/Fluids); Crime; Drugs/Aphrodisiacs
  • Offs: Femininity; Bondage; Shy/Nervous People
Personality: Hadley missed out on a big chunk of his life, and he has no idea how Arcadia's changes to his body will effect his life span. He's going to live to make up for any life he missed and could miss in the future. He's excitable
Background: TL;DR: Stolen away at 13 and brought to a world of darkness and guerilla war. It was ten years for him, but only four years in the real world. Had to start a new life, stealing and living under the radar to get by.
Detailed Backstory
When Hadley was a boy, his parents always told him to get home before it got so dark that the street lights would turn on. When Hadley got thirteen, he thought he was grown up enough that he could stay out a little later. The street lights never turned on for him; the night darkness enveloped him, and he was taken from his world to a new one.

The years that followed were vague and indistinct for Hadley, which was most likely a coping mechanism for him to deal with it. He knows he was kept against his will in a dark world alongside other captives. There was what could only be described as a guerrilla war between his keeper and some other force. He knows he would have been killed if he didn't cooperate, and he saw other captives die either from disobedience or in their duty.

He found a mote of light, and him and two others attempted to use it to escape. The other two didn't make it, but Hadley eventually found himself out and free, realizing four years had passed, even if he was aged ten years. When he got home, he found that nobody had noticed he had left -- a Fetch of leaves and shadow had formed a perfect copy of him that took over when he left. Hadley tried to reintegrate himself, but he had aged faster than his Fetch, and his family had no reason to trust the mad ravings of a stranger when their 'son' had never left them.

Hadley went off on his own, forced to live on the streets with no identity or money. He stole and worked with the seedier parts of the city to get by for two years. He saw a well dressed member of the Company, and without knowing who they were, stole a briefcase from them simply because he expected it to be valuable. The Company made chase, and Hadley kept them going for three days before they caught up with him. From there, they offered him a job, and Hadley couldn't turn the excitement they promised, a new legal identity, or the ridiculous pay check that came with the job.


Merits:
  • Stealth: Hadley's main skill set consists of going unseen; whether it's tailing somebody in a dark place, moving unseen through a crowd, or sleight of hand.
  • Darkvision: Hadley's immersion into darkness and shadow has made his eyes function even in pitch black environments.
Shortcomings:
  • Light Vulnerability: All of Hadley's shadow powers suffer in light, with sunlight being the worst.
  • Cleithrophobia: Fear of being restrained. Hadley was imprisoned for an unclear amount of time, and any instance where somebody else has control over his freedom of movement or locking him up in any way will be met with frantic resistance.
  • Adrenaline Junky: Hadley's desire to feel alive can easily be seen as irresponsible. Thankfully, the Company's interests tend to play into this desire.
  • No Shadow: Hadley's own shadow is merged with his body, meaning that he doesn't create any natural shadow of his own. It's a clear indication that something about him is 'different.'
Hobbies: Urban Exploration (see: Trespassing); Parkour; Nondescript Partying.
Face Claim: See Picture; Not sure who he is.
How did YOU Find Us? I have a serious of cameras around Roen's home and watch everything he does. Kidding, I just stumbled across it in my obsessive combing of the "Role Play Request" threads.

EDIT: Changed some of the timeline dates (how many years) to make sure there was no possible conflict with E's rules.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 08:51:56 PM by lockepick »

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Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2014, 11:01:54 PM »
Interested! I will try to get a sheet to you within the next day or so. :)

Offline syk

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2014, 11:43:08 PM »
You've caught my interest, but I have no idea what I would want to play. Figures... Love the concept though.

I'll try to come up with something suitable in the next day or two, if not I guess it's not meant to be.

Offline RoenTopic starter

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2014, 01:28:33 AM »

Hadley Eerebo / Darkling Changeling / B&E and Information Specialist
Name: Hadley Erebo
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Race: Human-Looking
Type: Darkling Changeling
Origin: Based off the 'Changeling: The Lost' in History, but the powers weren't copies of their 'Contracts.'
Notable Abilities/Skills:
  • Shadow Control: Hadley can create and manipulate shadows that extend beyond the 'absence of light' and are a force of their own. Shadows under his control can exist even in the presence of light, but the brighter the light, the more the shadows suffer.
  • Shadow Weaponry: Hadley's ability to create and manipulate shadow can be used to create simple tools, close range weapons, and plates of armor made of tangible and unmistakably black shadow. In dark places, these weapons can be as sharp as obsidian; in sunlight, the weapons are more like dull iron. Shadow can also be made into ropes and tentacles to bind and constrict.
  • Shadow Form: Hadley can turn his body into his own shadow. This allows him to be two-dimensional; able to move along any surface, even vertical ones or fluids, or slip in through even the tiniest crack. His shadow form contains about the same size, but can be stretched out into inhuman shapes. In darkness, he can dart about the room in a blur, but in brighter light, the speed that he can move is reduced drastically; with sunlight making him move at a snail's pace. He can bring a small amount of external materials with him, but not much more than light clothing and his meager equipment.
Notable Equipment:
  • Multitool: Hadley will typically rely upon his Shadow Crafting to create any tools he needs to pick locks or disable security systems; but a single multitool fills in the gaps.
  • Smartphone: A source of communication, data storage, and a camera for gathering information.
Role: Breaking and Entering, Information Gathering
Recruitment Status: Recruited two months ago; still new to the idea of a structured society.
Employment History: Hadley had stolen from a member of the Company and didn't even know the value of what he had stolen. When the Company sent people after him, Hadley ran as he did from any pursuer. When the Company did finally catch up with him, and after a debriefing to confirm he wasn't working for any other organization, they offered him a job.
Appearance: Picture provided works pretty well.
Sexuality: Homosexual; Bottom/Submissive
On/Off: Player's O/Os
  • Ons: Trespassing/New Locations; 'Powered' Sex; Exotic Anatomy (Genitalia/Fluids); Crime; Drugs/Aphrodisiacs
  • Offs: Femininity; Bondage; Shy/Nervous People
Personality: Hadley missed out on a big chunk of his life, and he has no idea how Arcadia's changes to his body will effect his life span. He's going to live to make up for any life he missed and could miss in the future. He's excitable
Background: TL;DR: Stolen away at 13 and brought to a world of darkness and guerilla war. It was ten years for him, but only four years in the real world. Had to start a new life, stealing and living under the radar to get by.
Detailed Backstory
When Hadley was a boy, his parents always told him to get home before it got so dark that the street lights would turn on. When Hadley got thirteen, he thought he was grown up enough that he could stay out a little later. The street lights never turned on for him; the night darkness enveloped him, and he was taken from his world to a new one.

The years that followed were vague and indistinct for Hadley, which was most likely a coping mechanism for him to deal with it. He knows he was kept against his will in a dark world alongside other captives. There was what could only be described as a guerrilla war between his keeper and some other force. He knows he would have been killed if he didn't cooperate, and he saw other captives die either from disobedience or in their duty.

He found a mote of light, and him and two others attempted to use it to escape. The other two didn't make it, but Hadley eventually found himself out and free, realizing four years had passed, even if he was aged ten years. When he got home, he found that nobody had noticed he had left -- a Fetch of leaves and shadow had formed a perfect copy of him that took over when he left. Hadley tried to reintegrate himself, but he had aged faster than his Fetch, and his family had no reason to trust the mad ravings of a stranger when their 'son' had never left them.

Hadley went off on his own, forced to live on the streets with no identity or money. He stole and worked with the seedier parts of the city to get by for two years. He saw a well dressed member of the Company, and without knowing who they were, stole a briefcase from them simply because he expected it to be valuable. The Company made chase, and Hadley kept them going for three days before they caught up with him. From there, they offered him a job, and Hadley couldn't turn the excitement they promised, a new legal identity, or the ridiculous pay check that came with the job.


Merits:
  • Stealth: Hadley's main skill set consists of going unseen; whether it's tailing somebody in a dark place, moving unseen through a crowd, or sleight of hand.
  • Darkvision: Hadley's immersion into darkness and shadow has made his eyes function even in pitch black environments.
Shortcomings:
  • Light Vulnerability: All of Hadley's shadow powers suffer in light, with sunlight being the worst.
  • Cleithrophobia: Fear of being restrained. Hadley was imprisoned for an unclear amount of time, and any instance where somebody else has control over his freedom of movement or locking him up in any way will be met with frantic resistance.
  • Adrenaline Junky: Hadley's desire to feel alive can easily be seen as irresponsible. Thankfully, the Company's interests tend to play into this desire.
  • No Shadow: Hadley's own shadow is merged with his body, meaning that he doesn't create any natural shadow of his own. It's a clear indication that something about him is 'different.'
Hobbies: Urban Exploration (see: Trespassing); Parkour; Nondescript Partying.
Face Claim: See Picture; Not sure who he is.
How did YOU Find Us? I have a serious of cameras around Roen's home and watch everything he does. Kidding, I just stumbled across it in my obsessive combing of the "Role Play Request" threads.

EDIT: Changed some of the timeline dates (how many years) to make sure there was no possible conflict with E's rules.

Great job with the timeframe, lockpick! Lol :P
We'll get back to you about approval asap.

Interested! I will try to get a sheet to you within the next day or so. :)
You've caught my interest, but I have no idea what I would want to play. Figures... Love the concept though.

I'll try to come up with something suitable in the next day or two, if not I guess it's not meant to be.
Wow, so much fun seeing those votes of interest! Thank you!
I'd love to get your submission, BP. Syk, if you need any help with the character coceptualizaion process, Caela and I are just a PM away!

Offline wander

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2014, 02:03:43 AM »
Hey there Roen, congrats on the ad on the main page :)

Also, I added some more to my char sheet, changed the powers about to add inherent weaknesses and more reliance on the creepy Hollow-style mask. Added personality, shall add a little backstory today. I'm also getting some muse from the film 'Meet Joe Black' for my character, so a little of that will be slipped into the backstory I'll get to placing up later today :)

Props to lockepick for playing a Darkling! They were my faves in C:tL :)

Offline GhettoMagick

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2014, 02:04:30 AM »
interested!! Maybe I'll make a Succubus or Incubus

Offline Caela

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2014, 08:06:44 AM »
Interested! I will try to get a sheet to you within the next day or so. :)

~pounces~ Hey! Can't wait to see what you come up with hun!

Sheesh, go to work for the weekend and y'all get busy on me, lol. I like the interest people are showing and look forward to seeing what other concepts folks come up with. :D

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Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2014, 09:00:57 AM »
~pounces~ Hey! Can't wait to see what you come up with hun!

*topples over with a giggle and cuddles* Ohai :D

I'm working on race ideas...

Right now I've got the following as possibilities:

Wendigo
Banshee (Bane-sidhe/Bean si)
Anansi
Dragon
Sphinx
Basilisk
Doppelganger/Mimic
Will-o'-the-wisp

So many ideas. x.x

Offline Lockepick

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #59 on: October 20, 2014, 09:13:35 AM »
@Wander: I actually found it really hard to find a creature/monster in myth that was Shadow themed that wasn't also super evil, super generic, or snakes. And I didn't want to wedge snakes into the character. Changeling is kind of an easy catch all for any type of custom monster.

Offline Caela

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2014, 09:42:44 AM »
*topples over with a giggle and cuddles* Ohai :D

I'm working on race ideas...

Right now I've got the following as possibilities:

Wendigo
Banshee (Bane-sidhe/Bean si)
Anansi
Dragon
Sphinx
Basilisk
Doppelganger/Mimic
Will-o'-the-wisp

So many ideas. x.x

~grins~

Argh woman, don't get the plot bunnies rumbling when I already owe posts elsewhere!!! lol My muse is being finicky recently but the plot bunnies are still happily breeding away! I look forward to seeing what you do with any of those (or any other) idea...and may swipe one of those that you don't use if/when I make another character. Going to hold off on doing that til more people have characters though and then maybe make a couple NPCs to fill in any gaps we might still have. :D

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Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2014, 09:52:16 AM »
~grins~

Argh woman, don't get the plot bunnies rumbling when I already owe posts elsewhere!!! lol My muse is being finicky recently but the plot bunnies are still happily breeding away! I look forward to seeing what you do with any of those (or any other) idea...and may swipe one of those that you don't use if/when I make another character. Going to hold off on doing that til more people have characters though and then maybe make a couple NPCs to fill in any gaps we might still have. :D

How do you think I feel?! I can't make my muse stop coming up with new ideas long enough to settle on one so I can focus on it. x.x

On the one hand...

A Wendigo would be SO MUCH FUN, but I worry it's too close to a "marrow sucker" as stated in the OP...
Banshees are always a favorite of mine, but I have played so many so I might not go with that...
Anansi are fun because spider shape shifters are <3!
Dragons are a fun fall back if nothing else takes.
Sphinxs are brilliant because who doesn't love a creature who knows practically everything but never gives you a straight answer and makes you puzzle things out before you know wtf they're talking about. ::)
Basilisk because d00d, who doesn't like the "I can turn you to stone and kill you with a drop of venom" concept. Plus... she'd be a blast to try to recruit. xD
Doppelganger/Mimics would make amazing con artists/research specialists. Imagine being able to walk in to a bank looking like the most wealthy client they have and just make a huge withdrawl with no one being the wiser. Or to impersonate a senator to influence a particularly important vote...
Will-o-the-wisps are a blast because I could play her as malevolent but playful. >.> She'd probably be a bit of a wild card among the group.

Offline Caela

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2014, 10:44:58 AM »
Hehehehe...you will settle on something! And after you do, I'll have fun plotting with the leftovers!  >:)

Offline wander

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2014, 12:57:55 PM »
@Wander: I actually found it really hard to find a creature/monster in myth that was Shadow themed that wasn't also super evil, super generic, or snakes. And I didn't want to wedge snakes into the character. Changeling is kind of an easy catch all for any type of custom monster.

I dig it... My char has a fair chunk of a Sin-Eater slipped into their design, muddled with a Vizard and a few other things I happened to think fit :)

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Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2014, 01:20:54 PM »
Well this thread gave me an idea for a character based off a Jorogumo. I'm not quite sure what everyone here would make of him, but my mind is swimming with ideas.

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Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2014, 01:43:58 PM »
Like the Spider-woman yokai? That'd be really interesting to see :)

Offline daedalus02

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2014, 02:09:49 PM »
Are you still looking for players? If you still are, I'm pretty much interested in taking up the weapon expert/handler... and I was thinking of a kamaitachi (thought about a tengu too, but it doesn't fit too much on what I'm thinking as a possible play style). Let me know so I can start to jot down a character sheet as soon as possible.

Offline RoenTopic starter

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2014, 03:17:15 PM »
Are you still looking for players? If you still are, I'm pretty much interested in taking up the weapon expert/handler... and I was thinking of a kamaitachi (thought about a tengu too, but it doesn't fit too much on what I'm thinking as a possible play style). Let me know so I can start to jot down a character sheet as soon as possible.

The approving process is still undergoing, so yes, we are still accepting applications.

Thank you, all of you that have showed interest. I'm truly ecstatic to see so many potential players!

Offline Izaya Orihara

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2014, 04:04:35 PM »
Not sure if this would work, but here's a partially done character sheet:

Name: Seiko Tsuchimikado
Age: 728
Sex:Male
Race: Spirit (Yokai)
Type: Half-Kitsune
Origin: Japanese mythology
Notable Abilities/Skills: *Make sure to list them all*
  • Onmyoudo (may be a bit varied, being as it is, a Japanese Esoteric tradition that combines all sorts of stuff)
  • High level evocation and invocation magic/summoning/conjuring techniques
  • Illusions
  • Shapeshifting
  • Fox-fire
  • Enhanced senses (fox-related bonuses, essentially)
Notable Equipment: *If there's anything special in your character's possession, that exceeds the reasonable everyday property- be it weapons, special tech, enchanted artifacts, list it here.*
Role: *What role do you envision for your character to take in the company/the operational squad? Keep in mind, The Company might have different plans for your character*
Recruitment Status: Yet to be recruited.
Employment History: *No need for a list of previous jobs, but if your character has been recruited- how did it come to the employment of The Company?*
Appearance:
other pics

Sexuality: Bi, with a heavy preference towards women.
On/Off: Not much.
Personality: : Somewhat arrogant yet complex. Artistic, and generally outspoken. Considerably bold, he isn't afraid to confront people, nor is he worried about the impression he leaves since he's simply being himself. At least, he tends to portray himself as such, though being a creature of illusion, he can deceive and delude even himself, creating multiple personalities accordingly. He has no qualms about killing people, yet he is not above doing good deeds, such as saving people from a fire or donating some money. Of course, he is still ruthless and can be vengeful to an extent. He as a slightly jaded, cynical outlook a fair amount of the time, and isn't too sane. There's also something "enthralling" about him, and it's more or less impossible to get the complexity of his mind. He can have a dry ironic, and dark sense of humour, and is sometimes cold, yet warm and cordial at other times. Can be prideful, and at other times, wrathful. Has many other facets to his personality. He usually seems quite charismatic and friendly, though that's one among many outer façades, and it's far more complex than that, with elements both dark and mysterious included. Despite knowing as much as he knows, he's never one to pass an opportunity to further his own knowledge, as well as increase his power and range of abilities. Somewhat masochistic, and as per being a Kitsune, a trickster.
Background: Seiko was born in 1286, the heir to the Tsuchimikado Clan (once known as the Abe clan, of which the famous Japanese equivalent to Merlin, Abe no Seimei came from. And originally descended from a son of Emperor Kōgen, who reigned from 214 BC – 158 BC that served as Onmyouj and therefore spiritual advisors, including diviners, exorcists, alchemists, seers and astrologists in the Imperial Court for centuries to come. Like Abe no Seimei, Seiko was not entirely human, with his mother being a Kitsune. Accordingly, he was given a true name, which he was to never tell anyone, lest they gain complete control over him- Suigetsu. Even from his childhood days Seiko was identified as a genius in whatever it was that he took to doing, and a once-in-a-generation prodigy. He is surprisingly knowledgeable about a considerable number of things, from history and music to art and the sciences- and on a more evident note, the occult. His fascination with conflict also leant him a proficiency with some weapons as soon as he as able to delve into that kind of area, as well as a number of martial arts from different parts of Japan, in time coming to include styles that would come into being hundreds of years later; his interest no less dimmed. As he grew up, he was acutely aware of how others often envied his abilities, and whilst he was fairly young; his potential. He would end up attaining the ire of a few rival Onmyouji, including one from a branch family of the Tsuchimikado clan, which naturally introduced more unpleasant elements into the equation. In other areas, he became something of a renowned painter, as well as skilled at smithing with various metals, and as a musician.

Mastering Onmyoudo, his unique synthesis of various different styles, including those of other Onmyouji clans like the Dairenji, Souma, Kurahashi, and Momoe, would draw a fair degree of renown upon himself, as well as revitalize Onmyoudo in Japan. Through both his actions and his odd personality, he attained a considerable number of followers. At some point in the 1400s, he became the head of the Onmyo Bureau, with the headquarters situated in Kyoto. Some of his investigation into the lesser known elements of Onmyoudo also resulted in him rediscovering Abe no Seimei's forbidden research on immortality, resulting in Seiko being unable to age. Though it turned out he wasn't the only one interested in this knowledge, and one of those rivals in the branch family, a mysterious and manipulative Onmyouji known by the name of Kurayami Tsuchimikado, also obtained it.

Later on, he would end up tutoring Yasutomi Tsuchimikado in the mid-Edo period, who, influenced by his own style, officially formulated a more commonly used form of Onmyoudo originating from their clan.

Rarely getting involved on any particular side during the Sengoku period, he used his influence to create academies for Onmyouji in different parts of Japan, also taking to travelling to other parts of the world at points. Though at one point he aided the Uesugi Clan against Shingen of the Takeda, and was targeted by Chiyome Mochizuki several times, later retracting his involvement, since he found well-executed assassination attempts to be something of a hassle to deal with. Though Shingen's mysterious death in 1573 could have potentially been Seiko's doing, as payback of sorts. Nonetheless, he was also heavily involved in many of the conflicts during the warring states period, being known both for his skill in onmyodo, and his talent with a blade.

Later on, due to the machinations of some of his enemies, including those outside of Japan, the Meiji Restoration ended up proving to be a blow to the influence of Onmyouji, after the Emperor proclaimed Onmyoudo to be nothing more than a superstition in the mid-1800s, prohibiting it as such. Nonetheless, with organisations dedicated to him, like the Twin Horn Syndicate, as well as Seiko becoming a key figure in the Imperial Japanese military, he was able to lead a modernised Japan to victory in the first Sino-Japanese war, as well as the Russo-Japanese war.

However, in the second world war, things would become far more complicated, said complications also being present in the overlapping second Sino-Japanese war. Whilst helping Japan via occult aid to various victories in the earlier parts of both, including the Battle of Singapore, in which 130,000 Allied troops became prisoners of war. Though other events were also due to his machinations, including the events that followed the capture of Nanjing by Imperial Japanese forces in 1937.

During the war, the Onmyo Agency was established, as a new take on the Onmyo Bureau, by request of the military with the original intent to utilize magic to boost their strength in the war. With the Bureau being established and then reintegrated into the military with the purpose of creating more Onmyouji. Naturally, Seiko was installed as the Agency's first head.

When the decisive battle of Midway occurred, Seiko knew that without more serious help, there would be a gradual takeover and defeat of Japan. It would only be several months later when back in Kyoto, an extremely potent summoning ritual would be sabotaged by some of his long time rivals, lead by a certain Kurayami Tsuchimikado. Opponents also included those under an organisation backed by a cabal of occultists in remnants of China that weren't under Japanese control. It would spiral out of control, creating a massive spiritual disaster in the Kansai region, from which ran rampant various demons and types of malicious Youkai, and resulting in his disappearance for nearly twenty years. During said disappearance, Seiko can recall little other than that bad stuff happened. His disappearance, and the aftermath of the disaster, resulted in Japan being in such dire straits that they would rapidly begin to loose the war, with the official surrender merely a few years later. Though America's superior resources and numbers, among other things, would play a fair part. To a degree, some Onmyouji still blame him for the disaster, though a majority nonetheless retain their respect and reverence for him.

In regards to the Onmyo Agency; when the war ended, its focus changed and became a bureaucratic body charged with regulating the now more widely spread system of Onmyoudo, as well as dealing with the frequent spiritual disasters in Tokyo and other areas, specifically Kyoto, which still remains spiritually unstable. It has jurisdictions and legalities over all things concerning magic in Japan. It is because of this that organization has run into some unrest with more traditional members and sects of Onmyoudo who feel that their ways are being trampled upon.

Returning in 1961, Seiko rebuilt his influence over the next three decades, with the help of the increasingly influential Twin Horn Syndicate, which had secretly prophesied his return following the war, whilst their leader, Atsune Hirata, used the disillusionment caused by Japan's defeat to recruit new generations of Onmyouji to their cause. Seiko also reinforced his status as leader of the main organisation of Onmyodo, despite the setbacks caused by the Great Spiritual Disaster of late 1942, and his disappearance.
Merits: *Your character's strengths. Not to be confused with abilities. You need to have at least 2 and it should match the number of your character's Shortcomings.*
  • Expert in swordsmanship/martial arts
  • Master strategist
  • Excellent deceiver/manipulator
Shortcomings: *Your character's weaknesses. You need to have at least 2, and it should match the number of your character's Merits.*
  • Like all Kitsune (including halfbreed types), he possesses both a fear and hatred of dogs
  • Arrogant
  • Low alcohol tolerance, despite having a taste for it
  • Once one gets past his outer facade, he's actually quite shy.
  • If his true name is used to bind him, then he has no choice but to obey
Hobbies: Listening to music, playing music, painting, reading books, tricking/pranking people, watching films, anime, games,
Face Claim: Kazuki from Royz (Visual Kei band).
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Offline syk

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2014, 04:15:50 PM »
Stakes a claim for a mothman type monster, details to be forthcoming

Offline wander

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2014, 05:44:22 PM »
What balance of Merits and Shortcomings would you like to see with Johnny, Roen? I do believe at this point that's the only element I have left for the character sheet :)

Online EdwardShane

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2014, 06:18:35 PM »
mmmmm.......I might be interested, perhaps.  I've been itching to play a manticore girl lately, and haven't gotten to do that a lot...
Would it be too much for the humanoid monster to have wings and a tail?  perhaps claws or other monstrous attributes as well?  if it would make it easier, would having all of the above be retractable (or lycan-esque shapechanging, or some other method of hiding the non humanish bits) be acceptable?

Offline Caela

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2014, 06:27:28 PM »
mmmmm.......I might be interested, perhaps.  I've been itching to play a manticore girl lately, and haven't gotten to do that a lot...
Would it be too much for the humanoid monster to have wings and a tail?  perhaps claws or other monstrous attributes as well?  if it would make it easier, would having all of the above be retractable (or lycan-esque shapechanging, or some other method of hiding the non humanish bits) be acceptable?

If Roen agrees, I'd say those attributes should be fine so long as they can be hidden in some fashion whether it's specialized clothing, glamour, shapechanging, etc. is up to you, but to have made it without a mob trying to lynch her at some point, being able to hide things like wings and tail would be handy.

Online EdwardShane

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2014, 06:29:34 PM »
If Roen agrees, I'd say those attributes should be fine so long as they can be hidden in some fashion whether it's specialized clothing, glamour, shapechanging, etc. is up to you, but to have made it without a mob trying to lynch her at some point, being able to hide things like wings and tail would be handy.

Ahhh all right.  It'd probably be the shapechanging one then, more likely than not.  I'll start thinking about how to fill out a character sheet soon.  Granted, I dunno if this character would fill any of the slots you guys are looking for or not, but we'll see what my muse comes up with.

Offline Caela

Re: Circle of Shadows- Sandobx/Action, Mild Horror (LGBT friendly!)
« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2014, 06:31:58 PM »
Ahhh all right.  It'd probably be the shapechanging one then, more likely than not.  I'll start thinking about how to fill out a character sheet soon.  Granted, I dunno if this character would fill any of the slots you guys are looking for or not, but we'll see what my muse comes up with.

Don't feel like you have to pigeon-hole the character into a specific slot. The suggestions in the intro aren't the only positions available. Make your character and we'll see how she fits into things.