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"From these depths are all hearts born. Even yours."
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Introduction

For centuries, the bottom of the Abyss has been shrouded in mystery, fear, and superstition. Built on the ancient bones of the once fledgling start of man, the Abyss is said to house the strangest and most vile creatures. Long has legend passed of its murky depths to the unknown, when now the darkness below serves as a prison for beings small and large who dare to commit heinous crimes against man. Ages passed, the great kingdom of man expanded, and soon it was the continent of Altfare that saw host to reside above the Abyss’ deep cages of imprisonment.

Even now the people go about their days in the light, happy and ignorant, as they waged their blood wars amongst each other. But the Abyss has waited in patience, welcoming those cast down and locked up to damnation with soothing arms only the darkness can provide. There is no law, no jurisdiction in the Abyss. None are innocent, but all seek a way to escape, be it by power, schemes, or debauchery. Long have the denizens in the deep depths plotted, and long have they lived.

Their long exile would not go unanswered. Something is stirring on the surface. A great power or perhaps war has shaken the very earth above the Abyss. Less and less prisoners are brought in and whatever guards dared to safeguard these ports of hellish intent have all but fled or been disposed of. The prisons are opening. The inmates are escaping. And the nightmares are festering back to the surface in a strange new world rocked by the Catastrophe. Revenge is infectious.

All those cursed for eternity within the Abyss seek nothing less than to conquer the world above. Factions are forming, allies, cutthroat as they may be, are gathering, and the promise of becoming Alfare’s new overlord is enough to entice and seduce those who’ve suffered far enough. To what ends will revenge and hatred for the kingdom of man carry? To what shall be conquered before they reach the top? Questions abound in the coming days but one indistinguishable truth is known both to the Abyss and to the hapless victims above.

It’s a long climb up from the deep, dark depths.

Setting
A great Catastrophe has struck the land of Altfare, leaving in its wake chaos and destruction among the proud domain of humans. Out of sight and sound lays the Abyss, the great prison said to hold beasts and monsters who would finer feast on the flesh of their captors; or worse. Unbeknownst to the world of man, the prisons of the Abyss are shattering one by one in the Catastrophe’s wake. The time to escape and enact revenge is now, for none could be more perfect for your onslaught of despair above the surface.

Within the RP, players will be in control of such foul nightmares as they journey from the depths of the Abyss to the top and reach the land of Altfare. There are many trials to overcome, monsters to face, and legions to take command over as the very Abyss itself becomes your grounds for conquering. These depths attract all sorts of personalities, but all share the simple hatred of those who imprisoned them, and it is this darkness that drives them toward the surface.

As each segment of the Abyss falls to your gathering forces, your number will grow into a new force, a singular faction based upon the human concept of guilds in mockery; one unseen by the world waiting to be unleashed. Will you breech the surface ready to take what is rightfully yours? Or are you destined to be slain as you stand, body and soul cast back into the Abyss that desires to claim you again? Whatever may befall you, whatever faction you build in your rise to power, there is no doubt only mayhem lies in your presence.

You are the monsters who go bump in the night.


TL:DR: It's basically Overlord+Fire Emblem.

Characters

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• Appearance: Self-explanatory. As ex-prisoners to the Abyss, you are monsters that come in all shapes and forms. You may have a true appearance and a casual one if you intend to disguise yourself in interaction among humans.
• Title: Self-explanatory. What title do the humans use as they curse and fear you?
• True Name: Self-explanatory. What name do you reveal only to your closest associates and allies?
• Age: Self-explanatory. The Abyss has remained for eons and so too has some of its inhabits.
• Species: Only monsters are cast into the pits of the Abyss; the range of which to be is endless, but the rule is no humans for obvious reasons.
• Weapons: What weaponry adorns your form? What do you use to strike your enemies?
• Species Traits: As different species reside within the Abyss, so too do they have special powers inherited only by their species. Two each are allowed to each player for now.
• Special Abilities: Magic has existed in the world just as long as the Abyss. If you've learned the arcane arts over the years, then this is where to make it known. One brand of magic is allowed to each player for now with two special abilities to them if you so choose.
• Inventory: Any items that's aren't mentioned prior you may be carrying. They may come in handy at any time.
• Background: A quick summary of your character thus far. Why were they imprisoned in the Abyss? What drives them towards revenge? What plans do they have for future conquering? These are points that should be addressed in your background.
• Other: Optional. Anything else not mentioned above that you may wish to add goes here.



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Consider me interested.
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I shall provide my interest as well. I havn't signed on here in ages, but now seems like a good time to join into something.
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Are those eyes that see darkness clearly.
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I'm interested.
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If there's any questions so far, feel free to pose them.
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*Poses for interest*

Bask in my beauty? (technically a question)
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Interested
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Bask in my beauty? (technically a question)


You know my answer. Unless you’re making a siren?
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I suppose I should make myself known as well.
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Interested!
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Good, good. I'll probably wait for a little more interest but the OOC will be worked on soon in the meantime.
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I've added the character CS and CS Skeleton to the first post to give everyone an idea of what kinds of characters are expected. That said, it's broadly flexible at the moment in what species are allowed.
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• Appearance:
True form
Human form

• Title:
Jorōgumo

• True Name:
Kinuko

• Age:
Thousands of years old

• Species:
Her spider form closely is related to the spider specias Nephila clavata.

• Weapons:
Kinuko is the weapon. Her eight legs end in razor sharp points, thorns adorn the length of her legs, and jagged teeth fill her mouth. Human flesh is her meal of choice.

• Species Traits:
In human form, she has no special traits in regards to her species. However, once transformed she is able to take on all characteristics of a spider. Not only can she spin webs to ensnare her victims, but she also has the ability to climb over any barrier.

• Special Abilities:
The only true magical ability the spider woman possesses is the ability to shape shift from her spider form into that of a beautiful young Asian woman. This helps to lure in her prey.

• Background:
Kinuko once lived a quiet life surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and lush evergreen. Only those who disturbed her peace became her meal. Nothing was ever personal for her.

That was until she met a weary hiker who knelt next to her waterfall to rest. As she paused to study her feast, she could hear a gentle song flow from his lips. The sound both intrigued and entranced her. She continued to watch the man and noticed how delicately he treated the land around him. It was then she decided to approach him in her human form. A budding romance soon formed. The man continued to visit her once a week, laying with her and whispering sweet promises.

Several months into their courtship, Kinuko decided to show him her most hidden secret. He did not seem frightened, nor was he put off by her situation. He did however start to miss several of their visits. Her curiosity got the best of her one day; she followed him back to his home. She soon came upon him in a drunken stupor in a local pub, bragging how he tamed the town's mysterious monster. From that moment on, all she saw was red. Kinuko made her way into the pub in her human form and caught her lover by surprise. With a sickening grin, her form quickly changed and the pub soon became full of half-eaten bodies and deafening screams.

News traveled fast of her attack. Did not take long for the local villagers to find a way to trap her, imprisoning her in the Abyss for her crimes. Her hatred for mankind continued to grow- if she was to be seen as nothing but a monster, then that was exactly what she would give them. The empty pit within her gut had been empty for a long time. Only the flesh of humans could sate her hunger. Kinuko does not care about ruling. Her only need is to kill and feed off as many as possible.
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• Appearance:




• Title: The White Rider, The Conqueror

• True Name: The Pretender

• Age: As old as humanity

• Species: Fallen Angel

• Weapons: Bow

• Species Traits: The Horseman speak with a thunderous voice that will make the weak-willed tremble. In addition, the horseman are able to bless those faithful and loyal.

• Special Abilities:

Pestilence: The White Rider is able to imbue its attacks with disease and illness.

Whispers: The Pretender is able to directly speak into the mind of a mortal and amplify their fears.

• Inventory: N/A

• Background: The Pretender, at one point in time, was worshiped among mankind. Yet, he was not a blindly generous god, angel or spirit who only bestowed blessings upon his followers. Mankind was and still is full of avarice, hate, gluttony, and many sins that could not be overlooked. The folly of mankind had to be punished so that they may learn and grow. Thus, in its divine wisdom, the Pretender made mankind know fear. He whispered terrible thoughts into the minds of Kings so that they would continue to hoard their material wealth within the safety of their castles while the people starved and were ravaged by plague. The Pretender was disgusted at how easily man fell for the most deepest, unreasonable fears that lurked in their heads. He never planted these thoughts into their heads... and for acting on them, the Pretender had to punish them so that they would see the error in their ways. The Kingdom would often tear itself apart to the brink, but in its ashes... a more balanced harmony would take hold. The Pretender was a strict and harsh mentor and guide of mankind, but never one to wantonly cause destruction, pain, and misery. He always had a purpose.

Yet, there were others, some call them gods, or heroes who worked to remove all "evil" in the world. To the Pretender, they were nothing more than diabolical snakes that promised mankind a false paradise as long as they worshiped the correct idols who would guide them to an eternal paradise on Altfare. Yet, the children of mankind fell for those honeyed lies. Thus, the Pretender was driven off to the abyss.

The Pretender now rides forward to reclaim his rightful place as a stern guiding figure for man... They had missed centuries of lessons during which they had forgotten the taste of their bitter medicine. Now, he planned to restart his lessons, not with mere war, but conquest.
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@Flood, @Quasi, @OwO, @MepMep, @I Need A Name, @Heyitsjiwon, @Sailorsadie, @KoL.

I've gone ahead and created the OOC. All CSs will be judged over there. Please place them in the OOC accordingly.
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