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Realized my preference for RP is a casual posting rate, but advanced-level initiative and agency in players and participation, so trying out my usual preference for anime hijinks and urban fantasy here.

Haven’t set up the fancy stuff, yet, but the pitch is Demon Slayer (you don’t need to be part of the fandom or even know the universe rules for it, since I’ll be tweaking the story’s rather inconsistent universe rules anyway and detailing how the universe works if an OOC is set up), set after the eponymous demon slayers have killed Kibutsuji Muzan, the original demon, and well into the modern era.

The shockwave of his death have reverberated throughout the demon slaying world, and what was supposed to be the end of the demonic influence over humanity has only been amplified with the rampant freedom of demons once controlled by Muzan. In the times since and with the sudden explosion of demon activity following Muzan’s death, demon slayer branches all over the world have been recognized by the government as an official organization, with the modern age accommodating for and equipping them with the necessary supplies and armaments to continue the war against demons. Breathing techniques are still crucial training for demon slayers, as the age-old method of beheading a demon with tamahagane steel is still the only reliable method of killing them without the help of sunlight, and even then some of them may require more than just beheading.

The Pillars, regardless of branch origin, are still revered among all demon slayer branches (though power gaps readily exist among them), and the descendants of the Ubuyashiki line still control the main Demon Slayers HQ in Japan, though they allow generous degrees of freedom for all other branches so long as the demonic scourge is kept at bay.

Within the last millenium several notorious demons have risen to prominence, most of them recognized due to their invasion and control over various territories across the world and all of them capable, through one method or another, of creating more demons. The Demon Slayer Organization has informally ranked them according to Muzan’s method, as numbered Upper and Lower Moons, though the demons themselves ignore this categorization and only recognize each other on a rough scale of power. Regardless, the current 12 Moons are not to be trifled with as repeated attempts with modern weaponry and bombs have failed to penetrate any of the 12 territories held by the Moons and even modern advancements in forging tamahagane weapons have only been moderately successful in keeping the Moons from expanding their territories.

Given that most demons require human flesh to survive, any notion of truce or coexistence has been abandoned by all but the most desperate countries. In that vein, however, several smaller countries have openly allied with the demonic territories, promising regular shipments of humans in exchange for the demons’ aid. Within even larger countries supposedly opposed to the demon occupation, especially those closest to the territories, there are yet “arrangements” made to keep the demons placated and the number of missing people seems to grow year after year. The black market for humans has never looked better in recent times and the unscrupulous businessmen of the underworld easily deal and barter with the more intelligent demons. This is not to mention the various gangs and cartels that openly embrace their new demon overlords, who pay in treasure and powers beyond their wildest dreams.

The modern Demon Slayers, then, have more than their fair share of work to do, especially when corruption runs rampant even within their own ranks and when toppling a Moon now means toppling an empire.

The site of this RP will take place in a fictional US city where one of the main North American demon slayer branches resides and will be a mix of monster-of-the-week and hopefully some player-generated intrigue/activities along with GM-generated nonsense. To that end, I’ll likely allow both demon slayer characters and demon characters as well, with the caveat that if you create a demon character you’ll need to find some way to associate with the demon slayers (who are more than open to demon informants and allies even if some of them would really rather not rely on such means) or be in direct opposition to them such that you often meet them directly. Players can be Pillars and Pillar specialties (Wind Pillar, Water Pillar, etc.) can be duplicated across different branches, but per branch there can only be one pillar of each specialty as the designation implies the character is “the best” at that specialty within the known slayers of that branch. Players cannot be one of the 12 Moons or the general-equivalent demons that serve the 12 Moons directly.

PvP will be left to the players’ discretion and GMs will only interfere to clarify how certain powers might work against each other. It’s recommended that players work out some way for involved characters to reach a stalemate in the fight and somehow disengage, unless a player doesn’t mind killing off a character.

Multiple characters are allowed, but beyond 2 per person, please confirm with me before creating so I can see if I’m able to manage that many or not.

As mentioned the rate of posting is casual with no hard rate (1 or 2 posts a month is perhaps a soft minimum), so I’m not concerned with how long a post is so long as it covers everything that needs to be covered with as much flair as the player wants to put in. I highly don’t recommend the practice of excessively padding posts because you feel a certain word count is expected, because there isn’t a minimum requirement. Filling out what a character would do, say, and think is normally a hefty post as is.

What is “advanced” to me is the player initiative and reasonableness in taking theme- and tone-appropriate actions that are within the range (even the outer range) of their character’s inclinations.

Conversations should be compiled into a collab post to avoid one-line back-and-forths IC and I leave it to the player to decide if a conversation can just be summarized by one player’s post if the interaction has nothing particular in its details to warrant a full collab.

Discord will be mandatory.

That’s the general list of the game’s ideas and overall expectations of players. If there’s enough interest (probably five to seven people at a minimum) I’ll flesh out an OOC within a week or two.
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I have a feeling you are about to be flooded by interested individuals, though on that note I would like to say... FIRST!

Also, do you have an idea of what State this fictional city will be set in?
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@Dusty Hah, I admire your optimism! But it would likely be a West or East coast state. I’m still bouncing between New York or Cali.
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I've been waiting for something like this for a while, so consider me interested!
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Needless to say I'm here.
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Not an advanced writer, but quite interested in the story and subject matter.
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@KillBox Writing style/length is less important to me than player initiative and ability to mesh cohesively with the narrative and other players, so please don’t feel intimidated by the subjective categorization.

Since there’s roughly enough interest, I’ll work on the OOC. Expect it up within two weeks, if not sooner.
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@January I’m so glad I was able to catch this before it took off! I am more than interested!!
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