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DIVINUS MK. VI



Great, iridescent shards floated above the barren canvas below, only the great darkness of the void above contrasting them. The crystalline ones were only accompanied by Him, the almighty creator of those very shards that gathered around Him.

He lurched forwards, hands weaving a fine cloak of ever changing colors and textures around His form. Two glowing eyes looked to shards before a great booming voice overtook the cosmos itself as he scanned the world, conveying no emotion on a featureless face. The great being allowed Himself to bask in the infinite silence that was the world for the moment, taking in His accomplishment before He turned a hand to touch the great wound on His chest. He grasped into the wound and from it pulled another shard, another being of His essence. He held the shard above Him, allowing it to shine before speaking.

”You shall be my artists, my architects. You will do whatever it takes to make this world beautiful, for that is all it means to be from my own form. With you, there will be creation beyond even my own imagination, beyond the limits of what can and will be. You shall be my attendants.

You will be gods of this new realm of mine.”





Credits

Praise unto the following, their contributions to Divinus have been much inspiration to me.

@Kho, @Cyclone, @Rtron, @Muttonhawk, @BBeast, and [@AntarcticTermite] for being amongst the GMs for all the Divinus games that I have been a part of, Mk. 2, 3, and GODSPEED. I legitimately thank all of you for being with Divinus.

@Lord Zee, @Enzayne, and @Not Fishing for being the GMs of MK. IV, I may not have been a part of it, but I did watch it with great interest.

@Commodore, @Zurajai, and @AdorableSaucer for being the GMs of Divinus MK. V!




Synopsis

Divinus is a story of gods, their creations, and the world to be made by their collaboration.

The realm is ruled over by the almighty Monarch of All, to which all the gods owe their creation to, and He has deemed them to be the architects of the blank canvas of the world that He has made. He is their lord and, ultimately, the supreme being of the cosmos. He expects the gods to follow what He has said for them to do; to fail in such an endeavor is to incur His wrath. Though he is much more powerful than any one god, his rule may not be infinite as the Monarch could perhaps be overthrown one day through the combined efforts of multiple, powerful gods. After all, the gods will grow with time and they shall accrue their own power to shape the cosmos to their whim!

Though these gods may start small, in time they will raise mountains, gouge rivers, sow jungles and freeze oceans, and having done so they can create every manner of flora, fauna, spirit and mortal folk to populate them. Their colliding visions for the world may drive them to invent mighty weapons and field vast armies, conjure horrific monsters, and sanction glorious heroes to defend their dreams from the passion of the other gods.

The game of gods has many rules, but do not be daunted! This RP is about weaving interesting tales, not about such crass motives as winning or losing. All rules are here for your benefit to make sure everyone plays fairly, in a collaborative manner and to work for the betterment of the story. We've put a lot of effort into the system, so I hope it brings as much pleasure to you as it has to us.






The Rules

  • The Golden Rule--Do not godmod/metagame/powerplay. It’s ironic because this is an RP with actual gods as characters; however, there are definitely limits as to the power level of our gods. We’re trying to make a collaborative story rather than host a game meant to be ‘won,’ so please keep that in mind as you write.
  • The Rule of Fair Warning--Before significantly influencing someone else’s creations, especially if it is going to be in a destructive way, give them some fair warning OOC so that potential objections can be made ahead of time and plans can be shifted. Ideally conflicts between two gods that lead to destruction or harm of one god or its possessions will be written with the consent of both players, but if you think that somebody is being unreasonable us GMs can intervene.
  • The Good Summaritan Rule--Somewhere in every post, please attach a hider box containing a short summary of the post’s actions, including how Vigor has been expended in the post if applicable. As Divinus RPs have traditionally had some massive posts, this helps greatly when trying to keep track of all that’s been going on and when trying to make sure you didn’t miss any important plot point within some massive post. That being said, please do still try to read all IC posts and not just the summaries.
  • The Bookkeeping Rule--We will be using the character tab to store character and creation sheets. For all creations of significance, please make a hider for them in your character sheet post and slot in some information about them, this way we can keep track of what everyone has done to contribute to this ever changing world.
  • Leave of Absence--Please give us forewarning on the OOC if circumstances dictate that you will become inactive in the RP for a time. I’m sure we’ve all seen the phenomena of people simply vanishing; it’s frustrating and leaves work where the others have to pick up the narrative pieces. Failure to follow this rule can potentially lead to your god being deposed IC.


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Character sheet

NAME
ALIAS (IF ANY)

Aspect
The aspect of your god and what that encompasses.

Persona
The personality of a god.

True Form
A description of one’s god.

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Excellent! I'll get started on my Earth God ASAP then!
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Working on a Destruction goddess at the moment.
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I want in. I'll start work on a god of something after getting some sleep. I know I've joined and left Divinus games before, but I've never been able to get in on the ground floor to help shape the world from the start before either.
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Tempted to join. Might do a god of souls or a god of the forge.
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Just to try and call it so someone else doesn't steal the idea... I'm thinking of making a deity of magic.
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There is a Discord server linked at the bottom of the OP, for anybody who's missed it. Hop in there because that's where all the chatter's going on :)
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We've discussed the first two character applications and have our feedback ready. Unfortunately Frettzo went to sleep before Ruina's sheet got put up, so that one will have to wait until tomorrow.

@Double Capybara for Tuku Llantu

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I'll do a pass for spelling errors and the like tomorrow. For now have this, the product of.... Inspiration... *shivers*


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@Squad 404 for Ruina


@Commodore for Yoliyachicoztl



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Deimos
ALIAS (IF ANY) The Demon Lord
Deimos

Deimos in the form of an old king.
Aspect
Domination
Domination is the all consuming power to manipulate, shape and tear out all the good and life out of the Cosmos for his own power and indulgence, to mention his place as the ultimate authority.

Deimos is the god of pure evil dominance and power brought by a corruptive mind. He named himself at his creation, "Deimos" which means Master. Whether his power over domination is in relation to the demonic, the devilish or just pure trouble making, it is just as wicked. This god will try everything that is dark and wicked. Deimos will be attempting the horrors of genocide to prove his domination over all life. Maybe introduce enslavement to incite the greed in Humanity, or other mortals. He could incite jealousy and pride to cause infighting and wars, mass infanticides, tortures, and is the driving force for mortals to become something worse, and all for his power and selfish gain.

He isn't just a tyrannical ruler, yes, he is not above establishing fascistic rule, or controlling societies through fear of various means, including wicked magicks of the Occult to assert mastery over the lives of entire cultures, and he will do anything to reach greater heights of power, even Cosmicide! However, like The Devil, a lot of his power comes from what people do to cooperate with him. He likes to reinforce negative emotions of others, and himself to exert magical control. For example, he can enslave others through their tempers, their lusts, their ambitions, greed and addictions.

Those who want power may receive a visit from Deimos. This unassuming or even benign sounding individual may fulfill their innermost desires, regardless of the form they take, in exchange for a little something else, which could be vague, but always ends up with the duped individual giving something precious, like their freedom, over to this evil deity.

For example, Faust asked for power, riches, youth and beauty from Lucifer, in exchange for his soul. Deimos would allow those who receive his "blessings" to enjoy something in return for their servitude, but when it's time for them to pay, Deimos would take both their blessings for himself and add it to his collection, permanently, thus Deimos would receive an eternal servant, either literally or by legacy. ((Legacy being, the individual still contributing to Deimos despite not being in his direct service.))

Domination as an aspect, however, cannot just make life perfect for the recipient of the "service" of Deimos, at least, not for the long term, no matter how deceptive he can make the circumstances. The recipient of his empowerment must put work into his or her own agenda to establish a long lasting legacy, and stay on top. Domination could also attract a lot of unwanted attention from the envious. Thus, Deimos could risk losing potential servants due them being too successful.

Persona
Before Deimos becomes my mostly original version in this role play, he will still be god of Dominance, but he will stand for being a god of rulers, empowering rulers so they can serve the people, protect them from disorder and generally provide a large buffer zone between civilization and anarchy/brutality. I see in the beginning future of Deimos that he starts as a benevolent deity who slowly begins to grow embittered and vengeful due to circumstances that repeatedly hit him throughout the eons. He would be a powerful deity that attempts to protect and prosper his people over the eons, sometimes through direct rule, other times through proxy, only through repeated disaster to strike, disrupting life for him and his subjects through great tragedies.

The wiping out of his societies, maybe through barbarians/powerful NPCs, and the eradication of everyone and everything he loves, in a never ending personal Hell changes him. No longer would be an Arthurian like archetype that loves and cares for his people, but he grows cold, then hateful, and finally gives up his soul, figuratively speaking. No longer will suffer the loss of his civilizations, his birth right and the loves of his life, his friends and children, but that he would forever be in his rightful place in domination over the universe. He would thus spite the natural order and never suffer again.

Henceforth, verything is about him. He can have good qualities, but they are literally infinitely lesser than his malevolence against others who have whatever he doesn’t. This being is a believer that the only good in life that should exist is his, and he will not only enjoy inflicting suffering on the unsuspecting and innocent but dance on their graves to get it.
In addition to the above. Deimos would likely attempt to make a wager with The Monarch himself. Which is stronger, Evil, or Good? Deimos would stop at nothing to prove his way is best, and even, the only way for a "perfect" universe, with him at the top. In addition, he is truly cruel and depraved. What may make this even more frightening is that there may be some things about Deimos that are actually, good. But he always embraces who he is without guilt, without any remorse, and he is cold and uncaring about the tremendous suffering he will be directly causing. When he wants to be at his worst, he shows his victims his "true face" whether that's some kind of metaphor or a more direct threat is unknown to mortals at large, but basically, he is threaten to irrevocably change them into a demonic creature against their will.

Deimos sees himself as the ultimate being, even above The Monarch of Creation. It is because of his nature to dominate and cause suffering for his own selfish gain that he will always be infinitely more evil than any of the good he might (probably accidentally) cause.

With all that said, he is not stupid. He will not try to assassinate or get rid of The Monarch directly. He is far too clever for that.

True Form
A great, red dragon with a third eye. This being is a truly terrifying sight to behold. He stands multiple times as tall as a real life T-Rex, and breaths fire, of course. Some legends say that he even has a more terrifying form that transforms the souls of those who see him into pure evil.


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