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"The Gods of the Old World have come knocking...
Seeking to reclaim what was once theirs...
Primeval in nature, they exhibit no compromise...
Refusing to yield 'till humanity dies."






"The arrogance of man thinks nature is in our control... and not the other way around."
~ Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Godzilla 2014)



From the days of early man, mankind had endured over several millennia of surviving within a constantly changing world. They, as a species, survived the savage beasts that constantly hunted them by creating weapons to defend themselves. They had adapted to the harsh climates that rattled the globe - from the great Ice Age to major droughts. They had survived the countless wars that threatened to exterminate them from within. And they've constantly created new tools and materials to finally thrive and control the world around them. Humanity would become one of the major the dominant species on Earth, expanding across the world to the point where they felt like nothing could stop them.

But in the grand scheme of time, we've only been around for merely a few seconds. And compared to other eras, we're merely infants in a world still unknown to us in many places.

In reality, humans were only bugs in a world of gigantic, primordial beasts. No better did humanity recognize this within the earliest part of their history. From the many illustrations found in caves and ancient murals, they all described huge beasts of incomprehensible size roaming across the land. They referred to them as almighty "gods" and "demons", divine creatures that they revered and respected. Some illustrations sported various interpretations of these creatures - some sporting giant wings, some sporting fiery-breaths, hard carapaces, and other unnatural god-like feats.

From shaping the world around them to battling one another in colossal conflicts, they all dominated the lives of ancient man as living, unstoppable forces of nature. Yet suddenly, at one point in time, most of them had seemed to vanish from historical records. When these texts were recovered after centuries of dormancy, archeologists initially believed that these "gods" were simply deities that helped the ancient people explain the world around them. They believed that such beasts were incapable of existing for one way or another.

If only they truly grasped the full picture...

However, some notable individuals knew about the existence of these titanic gods, knowing better than to join the ignorance propagated by the governments. That role fell into the hands of the "TERRA" Initiative. Assembled in 1959 by the UN, after multiple reports came in of destruction which could've only been made by their size and prowess, the international organization lead by director Matthias G. Reed made haste in identifying and securing possible source of titan activity and preparing protocols in the event they awaken. Since the inception of TERRA, over twenty outposts had been erected around the globe and every year they discover more monsters popping up on their radar.

Still, it wouldn't save them for what would come next.

On that fateful day - June 17th, 2021 - mankind became witness to the beginning of a sudden, violent resurgence. Coming out of nowhere, a mysterious, powerful ultrasonic frequency rippled throughout the entire planet, causing mass blackouts to occur along with disturbing precious electronic equipment. Not even TERRA's outposts were safe from the impact. No one had seen or predicted it coming. Nearly half an hour later, several outposts reported unusual activity within their dormant facilities. And then, in a near synchronic fashion, TERRA would be faced with several dreaded messages originating from nearly all of their outposts... all repeating the same message:

<\\:TERRA_ALERT_:_OUTPOST_*BLANK*_ HAS_BEEN_BREACHED://>

<\\:CODENAME_*MONSTER_NAME*_CAN_NO_LONGER_BE_CONTAINED://>


Caught completely off-guard and ill-prepared, TERRA scrambled to alert the Governments of the world upon to approaching apocalypse and prepared for the worse. But even their initial efforts would prove fruitless as, even with the help of military forces, they would fail to put a dent or even halt the advance of these god-like monstrosities. Within mere hours, various cities around the globe had been virtually flattened, with casualties numbering in the millions. The enraptured media demanded answers for what was previously an unknown phenomenon to the public, while scientists and journalists worked tirelessly in order to study and find ways to beat these ancient gods.

Earth has unleashed yet another Herculean feat for humanity to solve, one of the likes that they've had never seen before. Will the new world preserve their features and prevail against the titans of old? Or will the Old Gods succeed in taking back for what was once rightfully theirs?





"Our Mission: Discovery and Defense in a Time of Monsters."
~ Monarch's mission statement, circa 2018 (Monsterverse Series)



Welcome to Primordial Uprising! As one could tell, this RP is inspired by the kaiju films of those made in Japan - including the classic Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman franchises - as well as the recent and upcoming films in America's own kaiju series known simply as the "Monsterverse" (also featuring Godzilla, King Kong, and friends). Particularly, this RP is heavily based on someone else's now defunct version, but now tuned with slightly more bells and whistles. In this RP, you can take control of both sides revolving around an apocalyptic battle between mankind struggling to defend their world and the giant primordial gods that wish to reclaim it.

As a human, you've found yourself enwrapped within the midst of the conflict, as well as on the radar of TERRA. Whether you're a scientist testing theories, a reporter covering a particular monster, a soldier or pilot combating them with state-of-the-art weaponry, a slimy individual with an agenda of its own, or even a regular pedestrian trying not to become one of the many casualties, your decisions and contributions can affect the entire outcome of the war.

As a monster, you've just broken out of your containment facility, or perhaps one of the many new faces that had just decided to pop out of hiding. You're most likely confused or enraged about what the world had become of your absence and proceed to act accordingly. However, such monsters aren't so black and white as they seem. While many are enraged titans that seek destruction, some on the other hand might those that only defend themselves for the sake of their own survival. Some may even value humanity and seek to protect them from the chaos - giving the humans a fighting chance! Either or, you are bound to run into a fellow monster and your reactions towards them can result in brutal conflict or perhaps teaming up to cause more chaotic destruction or combat a common foe.

This role-play deeply approves of collaborating and interacting with one another, with storylines and arcs being common and often to develop both your characters and the plots for both sides. Story will be more grounded in the basis of basic and simple scenarios, but as the RP goes on, more crazy events may happen down the line. But most importantly is to essence of having fun! Have fun in designing your characters and the interactions you'll have with one another. Sky is the limit!






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  • (1). As in basically every other RP, no God-modding, Mary-Suing, Power Gaming, Meta-Gaming, etc, is allowed.
  • (2). Don't be rude or cause drama within the OCC. If any major problems arise, settle them out with the GMs in the PMs or otherwise. Repeated offenders will be kicked from the RP.
  • (3).] Both human and monster character limits are 2 each for each player as of Arc 1 (total of four characters). (More Arc 1 info will be revealed at a later date with specifications)
  • (4). Should be obvious for most players, but for newcomers, all characters require a CS to be approved. Put your sheet in the OCC and wait for review by me and other Co-GMs (if applicable). Once accepted, put it in the CS.
  • (5). Existing kaiju or humans found in any canon media source (names like Godzilla, Gamera, Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, etc) are barred from be using. They have to be original-based (but can be inspired significantly by them if you so please) - however names of mythological beasts (such as Crimera, Bunyip, Jormangandr, etc) are fair game.
  • (6). Players who drop out "sporadically" from the RP are heavily discouraged. If you want to leave the RP for any particular reason, at least inform me or the Co-GMs of your leave of absence. (If it's an emergency, and/or its a temporal leave, also tell us ASAP and we can accommodate for your absence).
  • (7). My posts for advancing the plot will come within a weekly basis. If the majority of players post by the end of the week, I will proceed to advance it. If not, I will give extra time up to another week to advance (depending on how many need to finish). If you're falling behind and need a boost or more time, the GMs will be happy to help you along.
  • (8). If you have any questions, comments, concerns, and problems, please let the GMs know! We'll be happy to respond to anything you ask.






"I've seen human nature. It just gets worse. The world always belonged to them. It is time we gave it back."
~ Jonah Alan (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)

"Which of these titans are here to protect us, and which of these titans are here to threaten us?"
~ Sam Coleman (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)










"Players are allowed to utilize any of the unknown (vacant) spots to have their monster in if they so wish, as well as make new ones."
"More outposts will be added at a later date."





Outpost 4 - “Codename: "Akhult" (Arctic)Outpost 21 - {Unknown}Outpost 44 - "Codename: Horus" (Egypt)
Outpost 8 - {Unknown} Outpost 26 - {Unknown}Outpost 47 - {Unknown}
Outpost 12 - {Unknown}Outpost 33 - “Codename: Satori” (Mythril Island)Outpost 54 - {Unknown}
Outpost 19 - “Codename: Camazotz" (Yucatan, Mexico)Outpost 40 - {Unknown}Outpost 59 - “Codename: [Classified] (Redacted)“
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But I don't wanna eat my veggies! D:

I'll probably join regardless, but what's the stance on mecha? Maybe not something Jaeger-sized, but smaller?
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But I don't wanna eat my veggies! D:

I'll probably join regardless, but what's the stance on mecha? Maybe not something Jaeger-sized, but smaller?


Mecha for Arc 1 won't be mainstream. I don't mind maybe one or two, but keep them to a minimum. In future arcs however, I'll definitely have more emphasis on them.
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Hey there, mind if I join in?
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Definitely looks interesting! My internet is a bit shoddy and will be for a few weeks...but I might see if I can join and keep up.
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So it seems that what this RP needs is some poor schmuck with a rocket launcher who thinks they can stop a skyscraper tall harbinger of destruction. I'm on board for this.
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Yes.
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Want to do something lovecraftian.

Values mankind but for very bizarre and ultimately detrimental reasons.
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Want to do something lovecraftian.

Values mankind but for very bizarre and ultimately detrimental reasons.


Lovecraftian stuff at this point is limited (for Arc 1 anyways) but I'd still like to see what you can make regardless :)

Will definitely say that more crazy stuff like this will be more popular in future arcs, just wanted to throw that out. Specifications for Arc 1 will be dropped down soon
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@Lmpkio

Basically a two character concept.

A researcher from one of the Unknown Sites is dedicated to conducting technology and counter measures from captured kaiju. One of their containment dubbed 'Angel' is docile and has obtained limited communication with its keepers. The angel also spawns other smaller creatures that actually can function as a type of synergistic power source targetting AI (think Evangelion where the mechs are organic inside a shell of armor.

The Angel however is a cognito-hazard and slowly warps memory, perceptions, etc. It grows stronger as more and more people come to rely on its power. It will even work against humanity, subtly sabotaging efforts to sue terror and mistrust while showing itself as humanities core salvation.

In essence it wants to be worshipped as a god cause worship gives it power.

The researcher unknowingly works to spread its influence, subtly at first but then more and more obviously, like a missionary.
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Basically a two character concept.

A researcher from one of the Unknown Sites is dedicated to conducting technology and counter measures from captured kaiju. One of their containment dubbed 'Angel' is docile and has obtained limited communication with its keepers. The angel also spawns other smaller creatures that actually can function as a type of synergistic power source targeting AI (think Evangelion where the mechs are organic inside a shell of armor.

The Angel however is a cognito-hazard and slowly warps memory, perceptions, etc. It grows stronger as more and more people come to rely on its power. It will even work against humanity, subtly sabotaging efforts to sue terror and mistrust while showing itself as humanities core salvation.

In essence it wants to be worshipped as a god cause worship gives it power.

The researcher unknowingly works to spread its influence, subtly at first but then more and more obviously, like a missionary.


Definitely can see this being more explored in future arcs, or even in a side-quest in mid-late Arc 1. Still, it sounds like a dangerous and cunning psychic monster. The smaller creatures could directly interact with the human cast in certain situations. Continue on with it, I'd like to see where you'd take it.

Just remember, Arc 1 is supposed to be slightly more grounded and again future arcs will involve with more bat-shit crazy stuff. So for uniqueness sakes, if you get your's done first, you'll probably be one of, if not the, only monster who can utilize such a power for that particular arc. Again though, I'll need to see your full CS to assess this farther.
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I've been taking a break from the site, recently (okay, it's been a LONG break, but I'm still in an active RP!), but I'm hoping to try and get back into things. And this story is both similar to one I've been in before, and highly interesting. I just have a couple of questions, if you don't mind?

1. I presume that this is our nitty-gritty-man-vs-god sort of story, where humans are completely and utterly average? No X-Men, no magicians, etcetera? Just thought to check.

2. I know your stance on modern characters like Godzilla and such, but what about creatures from older legends/folklore? Are those out of the picture, too? I'm not sure if I want to play a monster yet, but if I am, got to know where things stand.

3. With this in mind, how 'legendary' can our characters be? Presumably, we don't want them to be like, the head honcho or anything. Again, I'm asking so that I can know what the absolute limit is.
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1. I presume that this is our nitty-gritty-man-vs-god sort of story, where humans are completely and utterly average? No X-Men, no magicians, etcetera? Just thought to check.


Nope. Regular ole men. They can be within the confines of scientists, biologists, paleontologists, archeologists, soldiers, hell even regular pedestrians, etc, something believable.

2. I know your stance on modern characters like Godzilla and such, but what about creatures from older legends/folklore? Are those out of the picture, too? I'm not sure if I want to play a monster yet, but if I am, got to know where things stand.


Absolutely! Even some of the codenames for the monsters I have are based off ancient gods. They don't have to be from such gods obviously, but they can be good for potential lore building.

3. With this in mind, how 'legendary' can our characters be? Presumably, we don't want them to be like, the head honcho or anything. Again, I'm asking so that I can know what the absolute limit is.


You're going to have to be a bit more specific on that - but yes no head-honcho prime monsters. For now, make them act like creatures of a living, breathing ecosystem. They can be powerful, but have to have weaknesses that can be exploited fairly easily.
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You're going to have to be a bit more specific on that - but yes no head-honcho prime monsters. For now, make them act like creatures of a living, breathing ecosystem. They can be powerful, but have to have weaknesses that can be exploited fairly easily.


I was talking about humans. That was a little unclear, my bad ^^;
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I was talking about humans. That was a little unclear, my bad ^^;


Just regular humans really.
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The GM knows this but I'm also interested ^^
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Interesting. I kind of want to make a monster who based off an Egyptian god
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@Lmpkio For human characters, what kind of art aesthetic are we going with? More realistic?
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Oooh, interesting

What are limits/guidelines on monster origins? Are they all ancient or are we allowed modern mutations and the like? Or maybe an ancient monster affected/mutated by modern means

Also second @Kingoftheskies question
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