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yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
The Heroes have fought their way across the unknown, slaying a number of demons of various strength and power until they finally reach the Hall of the Death, where the Demon Lord resides. After years of Calamity, they finally reached the final battle, where they have a chance at sealing the Demon Lord and bringing peace into the realm.

The Demon Lord has been waiting for them, sending wave after wave of minions to stop the heroes, or to at least wear them down. The Heroes lost several more of their comrades, but their sacrifice made it possible for them to reach the throne room relatively unscathed. The Demon Lord rises from his throne, his human avatar laughs in amusement at the attempts of the mortals before him. Both sides wasted no more time, and so begin the fight that will decide the fate of the realm.

The Heroes fought hard, giving it their best, some even gave their lives to give their comrades a better shot, a better chance. Pouring their rage and grief into their attacks, the Heroes continued their offensive, and the Demon Lord is finally pushed into a corner. Magical restrains bind him in place, pierced by blades onto the ground, and weighted by the Heroes who pinned him down. In a quiet understanding, they all know that this is the moment: The High Oracle, who has been with the Heroes since their departure from the Capital, began to chant the sealing spell.

Ancient words, the meaning has been lost to mortals, weaved out of the air in bright yellow light. Each word flew and attached itself onto the Demon Lord, each strike sent the Demon Lord into roaring in pain, and slowly it begin to envelop him like a cocoon. The Heroes are at the edge, they could visibly see that there is only a little bit more until he is fully enveloped, sealed into whatever place the original High Oracle sent him in the first place many centuries ago.

But then suddenly, there was silence.

The Heroes turned to find the High Oracle on her knees, a gaping wound on her chest, with blood-- so many of it, pouring out onto the ground. She looked at them pale, before weakly falling to the ground. The cocoon, the seal, started to vibrate violently. The words disappearing in flashes, the Demon Lord fighting back from the inside seemingly made it worse, undoing the bind faster. The situation turned into chaos, as there are those who attempted to hold the Demon Lord, and those who attend to the High Oracle.

It was clear that she was attacked, but who was it? Where did it come from? The Heroes have no time to think about the answer, they must first deal with the Demon Lord the best they can. The High Oracle, in her dying breath, whispered something. The words are as ancient as the sealing spell, carefully said between her coughing of blood. As tears pooled in her eyes, with her dying breath, the High Oracle mouthed: "I'm sorry".

And with that, a blast of light strike down from the sky and engulfed everyone in it.

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Hello! This is an RP inspired by your typical reincarnation plot, specifically Bokura no Kiseki manga.

The Heroes are so close to sealing back the Demon Lord when a traitor mortally wounded the High Oracle. Before the Demon Lord could break free, the High Oracle cast another spell...

Now the Heroes have been reincarnated in a modern world, "our world". They have lived in peace until they reached the age of adolescence, when just as destiny would have it, they are all been gathered in White Mountain High School. Slowly, one by one, they started to dream about their previous lives. They chalked it as a weird dream, perhaps from watching Lord of The Rings the other day. But when they encountered another who has a similar dream, or suddenly become very good at fighting, or can suddenly move a cup with their mind, do they realize that perhaps the weird flashes of memories that they are having are perhaps something more...

The reincarnated Heroes will have to work together and piece together their memories of the past to unravel the truth behind the pillar of light, the identity of the traitor(s), whether the High Oracle and Demon Lord is also reincarnated, and the way to stop the Demon Lord to make sure that the Calamity did not happen in this word as well.

The RP will start when the Heroes have been getting their dreams more often, remembering pieces of their old lives more vividly, in particular the battle with Demon Lord. My character, a big fan of the supernatural, is attempting to find others who might have the same dream by printing and posting flyers, inviting people who have similar dreams or experiences to come to the first unofficial paranormal club meeting after school. The story will start from that meeting.

  • Players who play as the Traitor(s) and some secret roles (gee I wonder who they could be) are selected by me, so please bear in mind that you might be playing something different from what you have in mind. Think of it as being chosen as the Werewolf or the Guard in a werewolf game (or idk the Impostor in Among Us). You will receive an additional story and role briefing from me. The number of traitor(s) will depend on the number of players. The current slot is 8 players, a number that will be adjusted with the amount of interest this thread receives.
  • Your character's modern self doesn't necessarily need to have the same gender as their past self. I.E Was a woman but reincarnated as a man.
  • Your character's modern self might not have the same relationship as their past self. I.E Was friends with John Doe, but their modern selves can't stand each other, which will open an interesting dynamic as their past memories return even more.
Rules
  1. Follow RPN rules, please be respectful to each other, and LGBTQ+ are welcome here.
  2. No godmodding, no puppeting, no gary sues and mary sues.
  3. Looking for people who are willing to plot with each other to enhance the experience for all of us, as this will be strongly character-driven. For the same reason, the minimum posting requirement will be a paragraph (give or take 5 sentences).
  4. Please let me know if you are not interested in the RP anymore.

If there is any question, please do ask here or DM me

OOC thread for Daggers in The Dark!

I was going to create a lore page, but I decided it might be better to hear any questions that you guys might have first. So feel free to throw any questions that you have on the setting, lore, or character creation here! My timezone is GMT+7 and it's getting quite late, so I will be answering most of your questions tomorrow and then put them in an organized manner in the upcoming Lore page.
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
A note on the characters. Their modern self must be in high school age (13 - 19, depending on the grade, with 20 being max in case your character stayed back a year), but their past self is 17 - 45 years old. The reason why their modern age ended up being roughly the same was that they are all hit by the light at the same time.

As for abilities, think of your typical RPG character with different classes. Such as paladin, mage, cleric, etc.
If your past self can use magic, then your modern self is capable too, though they must study the spells again from what memories they might have, and drastically weaker as they now live in a different world. A spell that used to be able to result in a big explosion is now on a smaller scale, like a grenade.

Each player may only have one character / slot, with NPCs for character's background, story, and growth purposes. I.E your modern self's parents, your past self's loved ones.
 

Qrowlis

ninja extraordinaire
yoikes yoikes Hey, I’ve got an idea! Could I possibly play your characters older brother in the modern times? Maybe the character’s like a honours student who resolutely denies having any weird dreams. (He just drops in on the club to check on his younger brother he says.)
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
yoikes yoikes Hey, I’ve got an idea! Could I possibly play your characters older brother in the modern times? Maybe the character’s like a honours student who resolutely denies having any weird dreams. (He just drops in on the club to check on his younger brother he says.)
I haven't decided in their gender, but sure! Maybe they should be siblings in past life, too!
 

Qrowlis

ninja extraordinaire
I haven't decided in their gender, but sure! Maybe they should be siblings in past life, too!
Oh my bad! But yeah, I’m down for whatever! (: I’m thinking my character in the modern times is a very by the book, uptight guy. Vehemently denies any of the weird dream stuff, but drops by sometimes to just “check in” on his sibling and the club (If anyones character is a delinquent they probably wouldn't be on very good terms. P: )
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
My character, the supernatural weirdo, would be compared a lot to their brother. While they doesn't show it, it's actually pressuring him down, though they enjoy being themselves and have a good relationship with their older brother.
 

Qrowlis

ninja extraordinaire
My character, the supernatural weirdo, would be compared a lot to their brother. While they doesn't show it, it's actually pressuring him down, though they enjoy being themselves and have a good relationship with their older brother.
Regarding what the characters were before, is that something we, the player make up, or will you be assigning kinda vague roles. (Will the character playing the reincarnated demon lord know?) How does it work, basically. P:
 
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yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
They are all part of the heroes party, on technicality, and I will be privately DM-ing the people with roles (traitor(s) and such) to help guide them and integrate their plans into the story

Their past self can be anything really (all human though, for simplicity sake). All have the common point of living in the middle of a Calamity, and then answering the call to join the High Oracle's party
 

Howl

울부짖는 늑대.
Supporter
Excited to play! I can take on a personality that no one else is using!
 

Qrowlis

ninja extraordinaire
They are all part of the heroes party, on technicality, and I will be privately DM-ing the people with roles (traitor(s) and such) to help guide them and integrate their plans into the story

Their past self can be anything really (all human though, for simplicity sake). All have the common point of living in the middle of a Calamity, and then answering the call to join the High Oracle's party
Gotcha! Instead of our characters being siblings in the past life as they are now, I was thinking of maybe making my character a traveling bard, who joined the party not really with the intention of slaying the Demon Lord, but more to write songs inspired by the feats of the party. Would that work? ^^
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
Yes, but since the party is fully geared and ready to defeat the Demon Lord at all cost, your character must be able to contribute to the fight in one way or another. So I suppose maybe a buff ability with music / singing? Though they can also be a warrior bard. A bard can be badass with swords as they are with writing music!
 

The Fluffiest Floof

Floof, truly the fluffiest
I've been thinking on taking on the role of a samurai, who has joined the party after having lost their home to both, war and the calamity simultaneously.

That also opens the path for somebody to have been from the enemy nation, having the two forced to unite for a greater good in the party to bind the demon king.
 

Qrowlis

ninja extraordinaire
Yes, but since the party is fully geared and ready to defeat the Demon Lord at all cost, your character must be able to contribute to the fight in one way or another. So I suppose maybe a buff ability with music / singing? Though they can also be a warrior bard. A bard can be badass with swords as they are with writing music!
Haha I was thinking more along the lines of the bard could maybe influence their team through singing? I'm still thinking about character concepts for the past selves.
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
It's okay to take time to brainstorm! We are still looking for 3-4 more players to completely fill the slot, and not everyone are ready with a concept yet. I'll be posting the CS page tonight (my time) at the fastest!
 

Eccentric_Undead

Oddity is the mother of creation. Be weird.
Lovely! I am here. Can't wait to get this started! I was thinking a paladin myself. Might switch it up depending on what goes on with the rest of us. Don't be afraid to bare an opinion!
 

yoikes

The (Not So) Evil Mastermind
As for the lore, is there is any specific questions that you guys would like to know about? Whether it's for your character building purposes or just out of curiosity

At the moment, I'm planning to write in mode detail about the High Oracle, the Calamity, the Heroes' Party, and the situation of the world when our characters left it 🤔
 

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