- - - - - Welcome to Purgatory - - - - -
Although the lands seem familiar, Purgatory is merely a shadow of the realm of the living. Here, the souls of those who have passed reside. Some forever wandering the gray lands, never realizing the truth or perhaps denying the fact of their deaths. Others eventually come to realize what has occurred. That they are no longer alive, that the world is duller than what they remembered, there is no buzz of life. Memories of their past begin to flicker through their minds, their last few days on Earth, the days that had had a lasting impression on their memory, life as they knew it...gone.
With this realization, one becomes aware of things they had not noticed earlier. Unknown abilities are slowly discovered as hidden talents stir. Abilities, powers, talents that they had not possessed in life but now wield in death. Or is this just another life?
The existence of angels and demons slowly come to light, along with the knowledge of the unending battle between good vs evil. A battle that has lasted for centuries; now, a battle that draws in the Nephilim as the two factions attempt to fill their ranks. Only two paths are open as escape routes from the dreadful life in Purgatory. To become one of the Angels, or to become a Demon.
Whispers of one called the Iurus Formator drift by, the Oath Maker. Rumors say that she can grant any wish, any request for the right price. Will you ask for power? Perhaps request something that you were never able to obtain in life? Would it be money? Or perhaps even love?...How much will you pay? Is it worth the cost of your life...?
Ask yourself this: Just how close are you to losing your humanity?- - - - - Setting and Summary - - - - -
Will you Fall or Ascend to the front lines of Armageddon?
Purgatory is a space for dead souls to wander until they have become either Angel or Demon. It is a world similar to Earth in appearance and nature - just grayer, duller, missing that spice of life since nothing is truly alive here.
While the Nephilim will have memories of Earth, this is just a space in time. Think of it as a sort of mirror to the modern-day world, but not as colorful, not as vivid, not as real
Nephilim are dead souls, the only way to leave the endless cycle of Purgatory is to either Rise to a Cherub or Fall to an Infernal. However, some Nephilim may not realize that they have passed on while others are just in denial. These people (most likely just NPCs) would probably go about living as they always do. As in, an everyday usual boring schedule. Whether it be going to work, visiting the bar on the way home, etc. For the Nephilim who come to realize the difference they will begin to discover their own new abilities, the different factions, and the battle.
This is a game that focuses on the good and the bad of humankind. Basically, will your character be able to withstand greed, envy, and evil intent that all humans are born with? Will your character be able to rise above themselves and resist temptations, to make the choice that is deemed morally 'right' and be righteous?
The story will mostly revolve around the Rise and Fall of the Nephilim. Will they lose their humanity first, or their lives? Then once they have Fallen to Infernals or Ascended to a Cherub, will they be able to continue in this fashion? Or will they slowly begin to change, and eventually turn to the other side?
Nephilim will be able to explore various aspects, from things that they were not able to obtain during life, to things that they cannot possibly obtain at all. This means it can be as simple as wanting to be loved and popular, to being invisible. Depending on the deal, its price will vary. Nephilim can pay with their life (something small can cost as much as a few days, while something big can cost years) or trade in one of their abilities. - - - - - For those Interested - - - - -
Applications will not be a first come first serve basis. Characters must first be approved by at least two of the three GMs. We are looking for players with a certain level of literacy as well as a consistent post rate. As such, we ask that players provide enough in a post to give others plenty to work with in response. An estimate of 4-5 paragraphs regularly.
It is common courtesy that if you find you will not be able to continue the game for whatever reason, or need to take a break, please let us know instead of just disappearing without a trace. This is rather frustrating and can also hold up the game.
As for post rate, posting one to two times a week is perfectly fine - though more is always encouraged. We value quality over quantity so don't expect new posts every day.
This game is being placed in the Extreme category as a precaution. While there may not be any EX sexual content it is always an option. If anything, this is mostly just in case there are violently gruesome scenes (such as deaths). However, if there is any NC content, please keep in mind that the Non-Consensual act is in character only. You must
get permission from the actual player beforehand and include the agreement in a PM to one of the GMs to keep us informed.
Please be courteous to each other and most of all, have fun!- - - - - Game Masters - - - - -
Creator: Esoteric Myobi, playing the role of the Iurus Formator and manages the GMs.
Game Master: Lady Kitsune, playing the role of the Seraphim and manages the Angels.
Game Master: Remiel, playing the role of the Prince and manages the Demons.
All of us are dedicated to you, the players who help to write and create both the world and the story. Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, can be brought to us via PM or IM if necessary.
Questions on angels should be brought to Lady Kitsune.
Questions on demons should be brought to Remiel.
Questions on future deals and the like to be done with the Iurus Formator should be brought to myself, Esoteric Myobi.
Specific requests for a scene to be played out, or the plotting of a subplot with another character are encouraged. As always, please inform one of the GMs about the request or subplot. - - - - - Position Descriptions - - - - - The NephilimThe Nephilim were once said to be children of Angels, however, in Purgatory they are merely the souls of the deceased. Here, they wander, 'living' in a world very similar to that of Earth and delving deeper into themselves as they search for a path to move on. Still susceptible to the usual flaws of a human, the only difference between a Nephilim and a human is that they have already passed on. As such, Nephilim will find that they now possess minor abilities and eventually become aware to the fact of Angels and Demons. Whether they move on to become an angel or a demon...this is something that only time can tell through their chosen actions.
All Nephilim have a maximum of 100 years lifespan and two minor abilities. Their humanity begins at 0 at the beginning of the game and will shift as the game progresses. Depending on their actions and choices, as well as ultimately their own thoughts and desires, their humanity can drop to -50 or raise to +50. If a Nephilim reaches -50 humanity before death (as in they haven't used up all 100 years of life yet) then they will fall to the side of the Demons. Likewise, if they reach +50 before death then they will be raised to the side of the Angels. However, if a Nephilim dies (ran out of life) before their humanity has fully reached either side of the spectrum, then depending on which side they were leaning to more then they will go to that side.
Once a Nephilim has become angel or demon, they can edit their profile with the necessary changes. However, a Cherub/Infernal still have the ability to be swayed to the other side. An angel can become evil and an Infernal can grow a heart. Of course, there are limits to how many times they can do an act of good/evil and get away with it. Mana is kept track of even if they themselves do not realize it. Upon reaching three fouls, an Arch Angel/Demon will visit with a warning. At the fourth, the Seraphim/Prince arrives to personally put an end to them. This is ultimately death with no return and will be the complete end of that character.AngelsThose who protect all that is good and righteous, Angels are pure and holy messengers who attempt to show the Nephilim the silver lining no matter how dark a cloud may be. While Angels do not lie outright, shading the entire truth is a common practice.
DemonsThat of nightmares and horrors both unspoken and unknown, the Demons represent all the sins possessed by humankind and are forever trying to bring these feelings to the surface. To show the Nephilim their darkest desires and inner demons, but to help the Nephilim realize that a part of them actually enjoys the power at their hands, the reckless inhibitions...that is a demon's main objective whether it be done with trickery, bribery, and deceit - all is fine as long as they are able to fulfill their goal.
- Seraphim - There is only one Seraphim. The Seraphim is the highest position within the order of Angels. She is in charge of the entire faction of angels and all that goes on within it. Like the Prince and Iurus Formator, the Seraphim is Omnipresent and can be in multiple locations at a time. Also, she is able to know where all of her angels are at any given moment.
- Arch Angel - There are two Arch Angels who work as the Seraphim's Right and Left hands. They are her most trusted and are second in power only to the Seraphim herself, though the Right and Left hand are equally matched otherwise. Occasionally, the Arch Angel will be sent with tasks, such as the warning of a Cherub when they have accumulated three Mana.
- Cherubs - Cherubs are the lowest ranking within the Angel hierarchy. These are basically Nephilim who have been changed to that of an Angel.
Iurus FormatorThe Neutral party, the Iurus Formator or Oath Maker, is a mystery to all. All that is known is that there is only one Iurus Formator at any given time. Other than that, the Iurus Formator is mostly known for her ability to fulfill any 'wish'...for a price. It does not matter who she is approached by, Angel, Demon, or Nephilim, she will grant all wishes and make a deal with them.
- Prince - There is only one Prince. The Prince is the highest position within the order of Demons. He is in charge of the entire faction of demons and all that goes on within it. Like the Seraphim and Iurus Formator, the Prince is Omnipresent and can be in multiple locations at a time. Also, he is able to know where all of his demons are at any given moment.
- Arch Demon - There are two Arch Demons who work as the Prince's Right and Left hands. They are his most trusted and are second in power only to the Prince himself, though the Right and Left hand are equally matched otherwise. Occasionally, the Arch Demon will be sent with tasks, such as the warning of an Infernal when they have accumulated three Mana.
- Infernals - Infernals are the lowest ranking within the Demon hierarchy. These are basically Nephilim who have been changed to that of an Demon.
There is only one Iurus Formator, she works only for herself and while some of her actions may be done for good or for evil, everything is done for her own interests and benefits. Like the Prince and Seraphim, the Iurus Formator is Omnipresent and can be in multiple locations at a time. Unlike the rest, the Iurus Formator is the only one who knows just how close a Nephilim is to Rising or Falling. She alone is able to see a Nephilim's level of humanity and also keep track of how much life they have left. Lost Souls/Wraiths - NPCs
A lost soul is a Nephilim of the past - one who had never been able to Rise or Fall. Perhaps they had never realized the truth of their passing, perhaps they had been in denial. Whatever the case may be, they are now mindless shadows that crave warmth, life. Lost souls are attracted to the Nephilim, attaching onto them and sucking their energy and eventually their life. Nephilim who never come to realize the truth of their passing (and thus never become privy to seeing the actual world around them) end up wasting away and become yet another lost soul.
Wraiths are lost souls who have grown in power. It may be that they have clung on to several Nephilim and changed them into lost souls as well, before ultimately draining that soul and becoming a part of each other. Or it may just be a group of lost souls that had banded together. Either way, wraiths are stronger and can pose a threat to the Nephilim. - - - - - Icon - - - - -
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[b]Age:[/b] (If applicable)
[b]Faction:[/b] (Angel or Demon)
[b]Grace/Wickedness:[/b] (Abilities. Seraphim/Prince - 2 major, 1 minor ability. Arch Angel/Demon - 1 major, 1 minor ability. Cherub/Infernal - 1 minor ability.)
[b]Flaws:[/b] (Any weaknesses or desires. 3 minimum, 5 maximum.)
[b]Mana:[/b] () () () () [Mana apply to Cherubs/Infernals only. Basically, if a Cherub commits an act of evil or vice versa, they will receive a mark of Mana. Upon reaching three, they will receive a visit from the Arch Angel/Demon with a warning. When committing four, the Prince/Seraphim will personally visit to put an end to them.]
[b]Name:[/b]- - - - - Roles - - - - - Note
[b]Age:[/b] (While everyone has 100 years maximum lifespan, depending on how old your character is they will have that many years left. For example, if the character is 20 then you have 80 years left. However, a longer life may not mean much since it may just mean that the character loses their humanity before losing their life and vice versa.)
Preferred Faction: (This is which side you think your character will end up in the long run. Angel, Demon, or undecided if you'd like to see where things go in game.)
[b]Abilities:[/b] (2 minor abilities allowed)
[b]Flaws:[/b] (Any weaknesses or desires. 3 minimum, 5 maximum.)
: This section will be updated with the names of approved characters.Neutral Party
: Esoteric Myobi - TayaDrake Valentine - Shenovi Katsakachi
(Infernal, bound by contract)Angels
: Lady Kitsune - IzurielArch Angel
(2): twistedlace - Vorianne
, Kirinis - SazielCherub
: minerva7790 - TiffaniaDemons
: Remiel - Azβzκl aka Nick RamirezArch Demon
(2): Samael Grimaldi - Pride
, PeacethatPowerbrings - KarnaInfernal
:Starlequin - Samantha ColeShihong - Nicholas BekkerWritersblockade - Edward RileyTalk2meguy - Andre JamesonDestiny Ascension - Katrina Miller Jago - Clemenza Amichevole