Reincarnate - Rebirth of the soul in another body, the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body. Image Inspiration Board
It happened on the 7th of September in 1100 BCE, just outside Phylakopi on the island of Melos in Greece. The night of a powerful lunar eclipse. The abnormal abundance of mystical energy seemed to meld into the air like a suffocating smog. The witches of Melos, had gathered their coven together, as tonight they would finally accomplish everything they had worked, and fought for. Generations of their kind had searched for immortality and eternal youth, many died in the process of failure. But now it was just within their grasp. The preparations were complete, and with the eclipse it was now time for the sacrificial ritual. Three young men, and three young woman were brought forth. Bound and gagged the witches dragged their human sacrifices into positions around the sacred blue flames.
The witches began to chant in an unknown language, as they stared into the dancing flames, and held tightly to the young people shoulders forcing the poor terrified ones to kneel. The high witch Magissa, seemed to run the show, as she circled around the fire, reaching her hands up towards the dark starless sky. In one hand she held a chalice, and in the other a jewel encrusted dagger. The youngest witch, threw dried herbs into the flames, making the air smell strange and the smoke seemed to morph into ghoulish shapes, like faces of the dead. The six could do nothing but stare terrified and confused, as their rope bindings dug into their flesh. The witches who held them whispered a strange language into their ear, and the fire sparked every time the high witch yelled certain parts of the spell.
The first sacrifice was Alexandros. The witch behind him wrenched his head back, as the high witch Magissa stood in front of him, and abruptly slit his throat. Magissa held the chalice to his neck, as his blood poured down, and the light left his eyes. The five left watched horrified as their own fate became apparent. More chanting as Magissa walked gracefully over to the next one. The second was Korinna, who was hysterically crying as the witch behind her held her in position. Magissa smiled at her, as she ran the blade across Korinna's neck, and proceeded to gather the young girls blood. The third was Iason, who glared with fury as Magissa walked towards him. He used all his strength to try and fight the witch yanking his head backward, but to no avail as Magissa just did the same to him. The fourth was Xanthippe, and she had been lucky enough to faint prior to her turn. She was limp, and quiet as Magissa sliced her throat. Fifth was Nikomedes, who had managed to ungag himself just as Magissa turned towards him. He screamed, and angrily thrashed trying to get free, but his threats and pleading fell on def ears. The witch behind him ripped his head back, pulling him by the hair. Nikomedes had no chance as Magissa brought the blade to his throat, he glanced at the young woman next to him, who would share his same fate and one tear escaped before the blood came pouring out. Lastly was the sixth one, her name was Myrrine. She had watched each of them die, and now it was her turn. Her eyes pleaded to whomever would look her way, tears rolled down her cheeks, as Magissa walked to her. And with her death the ritual was complete. Magissa drank from the chalice of blood and passed it around to her coven. Their blood drained bodies where thrown into the fire, and the blue flames turned purple.
The witches expected immortality, in fact they could feel a monumental change swirling in the air around them. To test if the ritual had worked, the Magissa stabbed the dagger deep into the youngest witch. The girl collapsed to the ground, and began to bleed out. The others waited. Some confident it had worked, and others nervous that they had just killed six people for no reason. The girl was dead, and as the minutes grew into hours it became apparent she was not coming back to life. Panic ensued, and many of the coven scattered. Magissa and a handful of her most loyal stayed behind. Angry and still hellbent on becoming immortal. The ritual had failed to do what the witches wanted, but immortality had been granted in a way...to the six sacrifices.
Through reincarnation the six were alive again, with all their memories intact. Now every time they die, they are born again into completely different circumstances, new family, new face, new language, new names, new culture, new rules...same memories. They remember every life they have ever lived, they have the memories and knowledge from every reincarnation they have had. In every new life the memories from their pasts come back in blurs and glimpses for the first few years of life. The smell of roses could make one remember walking in a garden in a different time, and place. The sound of an old song can make one remember going to a concert, or dancing in a royal court. By the time they are around ten years old, they can remember everything. But how would you know your not crazy, that its just your imagination? Why is it you remember so many things and no one else does? How do you believe in yourself? In your own mind?
During the 5th century BCE Iason met Xanthippe, by chance and they found that they were not alone. They were not crazy. And with that fateful meeting they promised to always find each other in every new life. They also came to the conclusion that they needed to find the four others like them. All the while the witches from so long ago, were still in pursuit of immortality and eternal youth. They soon found that if they could gather all the reincarnated and perform the ritual again, then they could get all that they wished and more. So generation after generation the witches have searched for them. In the 1st century BCE Iason, had been looking for Xanthippe, and during his search he found the writings of what people called a mad man. Thus Iason found Alexandros in Rome, and seven years later they found Xanthippe. In the 4th century AD they founded a group called The Guardians.
The Guardians was made up of the three of them, plus five others, who where their most trusted friends in that life, who believed their stories and for the sake of knowledge, history, love and so on, vowed to serve them generation after generation. They were tasked with keeping the many histories and lives documented, seeking to find the others that remembered, and to always find them in their new lives and protect them from the witches. That is what the guardians did, passing down the duties to their children and so on. In the early 7th century the Guardians found Nikomedes, and about 50 years later Korinna found them. By mid 10th century they found Myrrine in Constantinople.
In the 12th century, a guardian by the name of Jon Lytton became rather enraged when Myrrine, did not return his feelings. He killed her, but knowing that she would be reincarnated again, he left the guardians and started his own group called the Order. Religious people followed him and his mission was to find the six and kill them. The Order grew and became a central part of the Catholic church at the time, and the six were hunted as demons. Burning innocent people as witches and chaos was the result, but the order had its mission. Lytton soon became even more deranged and wanted immortal life. Murdering Alexandros, a handful of guardians, and blinding Korinna. He was able to kidnap Xanthippe, and he used her blood and his alchemy skills, to gain a sort of immortality like them. He ate her still beating heart, and with that he created what we call vampires. Months later they captured Korinna and did the same to her. Lytton's number one most loyal follower Agnes was given the privilege of immortality too. They left the Order, once they got what they wanted. The Order took on a life of its own, and is now a secret organization of hunters, whose only job is to rid the world of witches, vampires, heretics, and demons.
Five centuries passed and the vampires found the reincarnations of the six, making it seven new vampire in the process. Then they learned that it was not necessary to eat the beating heart of one of the six, that in fact vampires themselves could turn humans into vampires by draining the human of blood, and making them drink vampire blood. Thus creating their own race of immortals. The nine original vampires can only be killed by being stabbed in the heart with one of the silver daggers forged by Nikomedes many centuries ago, sadly nothing else. The daggers are kept with the guardians and used to protect. The vampires made by the originals can die by burning to death, decapitation, and a steak through the heart.
It is now 2012.
-The Six- Alexandros - Korinna - Iason - Reserved for Helo Xanthippe - Nikomedes - Reserved for Sedjwick Myrrine - Taken by Emma
-The Witches- High Witch Magissa 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
-The Guardians- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
-The Order- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
-The Original Vamps- Jon Lytton - Reginald Gaunt - Lionel Peterson - William Lancaster - Dimitri bin Yusuf - Kemal bin Dilman - Agnes Chandler - Judith Franklin - Sara bint Yusuf -
-Other- Unlimited friends, family, and regular vampires.
[.hr][.hr] [.img](Real pictures only, or a very detailed description. NO anime/drawings/art. Feel free to also add a photo of their original appearance in a hider or link.)[/.img][./center] [.hr][.hr] [color=???][.b]Full Name:[./b][/color] (Legal Birth name of current reincarnation) [color=???][.b]Real Name:[./b][/color] (IE: Alexandros, Korinna, Iason, Xanthippe, Nikomedes, Myrrine)
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[color=???][.b]Bio:[./b][/color] (Their life so far in their current reincarnation. And any historical or interesting things you want others to know about any past lives. Maybe a tidbit about their original first life, before being kidnapped and sacrificed.)
[color=???][.b]Other/Extra:[./b][/color] (anything you wish to add, talents, hobbies, likes, dislikes, fears, accomplishments...)
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[color=???][b.]Age:[./b][/color] (This is just the age they appear to look. Unless you'd also like to do the math and figure their true age.)
[color=???][b.]Other/Extra:[./b][/color] (anything I missed to put in, anything you wish to add. Talents, hobbies, likes, dislikes, fears, accomplishments...)
[.hr][.hr] [.img](Real pictures only, or a very detailed description. NO anime/drawings/art. )[/.img][./center] [.hr][.hr] [color=???][b.]Full Name:[./b][/color]
[color=???][b.]Other/Extra:[./b][/color] (anything I missed to put in, anything you wish to add. Talents, hobbies, likes, dislikes, fears, accomplishments...)
Original Vampire: Posses super human strength, reflexes, and speed. They can run up to bout 70 mph, without getting winded or exerting much energy. They only have to feed like once a month to retain their human appearance. Without feeding they start to look more like a corpse. The can see in the dark. There senses are heightened, and they have impeccable hearing. They have retractable claws and fangs. They have enhanced healing ability (similar to x-mens wolverine). Vampires have a natural charm, and can easily persuade the weak willed. and They have limited telepathy between other vampires, and the six. They can walk in the sunlight. They can only be killed by being stabbed in the heart with one of the silver daggers forged by Nikomedes many centuries ago. There are twelve daggers total. The daggers are kept with the guardians. If you want more info, or have questions just PM me.
Regular vampires: They can die by being burned to death, decapitation, and a steak through the heart. They are stronger then a human, and can run as fast as an Olympic track star, but they are not super powered by any means. They survive by drinking the blood of humans. They have to feed about every 3-5 days to retain their human appearance. Without feeding they start to look more like a corpse, lose all their strength, uncontrollable burst of anger, and pain. If going without blood for a very long time they start to mummify, and become immobile. They are unable to walk in the sunlight, it won't kill them but it does burn them like fire. Thus they normally live more nocturnal lives. They have retractable claws and fangs. The six smell different and taste delicious to Vampires. The blood of a six can also grant a regular vampire abilities to walk in the sunlight, and give them strength and speed akin to the original vamps. If you want more info, or have questions just PM me.
Witches: who's ancestors participated in the original sacrifice have the ability to sense when someone is one of the six. There are also spells that can be done to find out a extremely broad location of the six. If the have a personal item, or lock of hair of the current reincarnation then they can easily pinpoint within a 5 mile radius where that person is. If you want more info on how the magic, spells and so on work and World just PM me.
The Guardians: They are typically regular humans that come from a long ancient line of guardians. There are a few vampire ones though, mainly who chose to become vampires to be able to see/serve/protect the six forever. The knowledge of the Six, witches, vampires, and the whole history of it all, is what is passed down from generation to generation. They are tasked with protecting the six if they ever come into contact with them. In the ancient times they also had the job of tracking them down, and getting them all together, but over time the Six and the guardians have set up permanent places throughout the world where they can meet up. These places are secret/hidden and only known by the six and the guardians. Usually there is one or two guardians who look after a particular place. The places are normally full of artifacts, scrolls, texts, and documents. Some written by guardians and other by the six. There are guardian families/groups all around the world. Many who never meet any of the six in there lifetime, but the knowledge is always past down. If you want more info, or have questions just PM me.
1. No god-modding etc.
2. If there is a problem, or you have questions just PM me. I like to help!
3. Follow the site rules.
4. Quality vs quantity.
5. No double posting please.
6. If you need to take a break/hiatus please inform the me in either a PM or in the OOC.
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8. You can play up to 2 characters. More if you prove you can handle it. Have fun!
Main plot will revolve around the six and their crew. And the flip side of the coin is the Original vamps teaming up with the witches. The majority of the six don’t want to reincarnate anymore, and want to somehow fix it, but there is also a rage and hate for the witches and original vamps. Side parts would be things like romance, old fueds, Emotional turmoil, and so on.
I don’t understand the “cloak and dagger” reference? I’ve not seen the TV show if that’s what you mean? As for political thriller I’m also at a loss for what you mean? Elaborate please, I really want to be able to answer your question.
As for posting, If your character is interacting with another’s players character in the IC I would exspect you to keep up with the average rate of posting. But otherwise posting at least 3 times a week would be great. Like I said quality over quantity. So if you can only really post a paragraph or two, that’s fine as long as it adds to the story, it’s part of the conversation, describes what’s going on, etc. Also group posting it totally cool too. I put this in casual RP because I don’t expect a novel for each post. But I tagged as advanced, so there is a little more to it.
I can make a Discord. They usually are handy when it comes to more advanced role-plays.