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Silent Rapture - modern supernatural/fantasy thriller

SilverFlight

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Something's coming.” The shadows played across the man's long, lanky figure hidden under an old Burberry tan trench coat. His voice was laced with mild concern and he folded the newspaper in his hands, betraying his anxiousness.
Something's always coming.” Said his partner flatly, who was dressed in a darker, more modern wool coat, collar turned up against the drizzly, cold night. He was flipping through pages of something on his iphone, wondering why the old friend beside him was still clinging to a dying media.
It's different this time, and you know it. The signs are there but they're...wrong. Like someone has soaked them in blood or stuck them in front of a fun house mirror. Things are tainted...warped. We might need help or things could truly end this time.
Iphone stopped swiping. “Since when do we need help?
That earned a skeptical glance from Trench Coat. “Would you like the short list?
Okay fine, but we don't even know what this is. We don't know who we need. What sort of call would we put out?” He asked curtly.
Trench Coat considered this. “I'd say we make it as general as possible, open it to any spirit, hunter or exorcist that has their eyes open and isn't afraid of a little trouble.
Iphone made a face. “That sounds like the sort of thing that could make everything worse.
Or,” Trench Coat began, “it might just help us save the world.



The concept is a modern-day supernatural mystery thriller with a strong globetrotting/international element. The goal: prevent the apocalypse. It's happening too soon! And things are definitely off. The angels are worried and a call has been put out: Anyone with “eyes wide open”, that is to say, anyone savvy about the supernatural, has been called to help uncover which evil force wants to end all of mankind and stop them. The villains permeated the highest levels of human society and we'll have to uncover the enemies, who have swaddled themselves deeply in mortal corruption, before we can defeat them.

Humans and almost any supernatural being will be permitted as a playable character, the exceptions being vampires or werewolves, because I'm tired of them. You can draw from any culture or mythology, just be mindful of religious sensitivities.
Some brief examples: angels, demons, djinn, orisha, ancient heroes, tricksters and minor deities. Human demon hunters/exorcists/mages are also playable.

This will be a mature, detailed rp, so if your writing style is short posts and little to no character devo or cooperative interaction, then this rp is not for you.
Depending on the interest check response I will decide if/how to run this.
I want to offer a lot of freedom in the devo of the world but I will be strict about the power level of your character. There will be no OP characters here. That being said I love it when people take an interest in adding to the story and the lore, so your input will always be appreciated.

So there we go! Reply if this is something you could really get behind. I'm fairly committed once I start a thread and I'm looking for people who are going to give this an earnest try.


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#11
Excellent. This was the amount of interest I was looking for. I'll start working on the thread and I hope to have it up in the next 3 days.
Can I get a bit on people's rp pace preferences? Their timing (weekends/days) and any ideas/visions you had for your characters?

@Spellsword_Kirov @Elm @chezmoi @monochromegalaxy @Coldpopz @Lioness075 @erembore
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but when you say "rp pace" you mean the frequency of how much we can post per week or how fast/slow we'd like the story to go? When it comes down to the prior, I can usually keep up well enough with how often other people post, so I would be following whatever is set by the majority. Regarding the latter, I am all for slower moment, but only if they are important to the plot/building relationships/character development. It'd prefer a more dynamic story in the way it progresses, but I'm okay with anything, really.

Also, I have an idea for an exorcist character - that's what really caught my attention in your rp proposal apart from the general interesting setting, by the by. But, I'm talking, like, classic catholic exorcist, yet without involving actual religious beliefs. Just a more research and ritual focused person that protects and helps those in need rather than fighting head-on.

I hope that such a character would be okay with you. Either way, I'm looking forward to this~
 

Lioness075

Everyone's fighting some battle of their own.
#12
Pacing-wise, I’ve actually got breaks in-between classes and labs during the week to be able to write posts. I also tend to be incredibly active most weekends (assuming I’m not out of town for military or ROTC reasons). If I’m ever going to be AFK for more than a day, I’ll usually do my best to give y’all at least a week’s notice. I tend to be very active and quick to write posts, but it depends heavily upon how stressed I am IRL, so I may slow down sometimes, like around finals week.
 

SilverFlight

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#13
Sorry to ask a stupid question, but when you say "rp pace" you mean the frequency of how much we can post per week or how fast/slow we'd like the story to go? When it comes down to the prior, I can usually keep up well enough with how often other people post, so I would be following whatever is set by the majority. Regarding the latter, I am all for slower moment, but only if they are important to the plot/building relationships/character development. It'd prefer a more dynamic story in the way it progresses, but I'm okay with anything, really.

Also, I have an idea for an exorcist character - that's what really caught my attention in your rp proposal apart from the general interesting setting, by the by. But, I'm talking, like, classic catholic exorcist, yet without involving actual religious beliefs. Just a more research and ritual focused person that protects and helps those in need rather than fighting head-on.

I hope that such a character would be okay with you. Either way, I'm looking forward to this~
You got it exactly, the pacing means how often people post, and your character idea fits in exactly with what I was thinking of when I started this rp XD All is awesome.
 
#15
The exorcist character idea reminds me of the Blue Exorcist characters. :3
Oh, yeah! I can see the relation. I've never actually watched the show - well, I started watching, but didn't see it through. Anyway, what I have in mind is probably going to turn out quite different from them. We'll see.
 

Lioness075

Everyone's fighting some battle of their own.
#16
Oh, yeah! I can see the relation. I've never actually watched the show - well, I started watching, but didn't see it through. Anyway, what I have in mind is probably going to turn out quite different from them. We'll see.
Oh, I don’t really watch the show that much either. I read the manga rather religiously, though. No pun intended. :P
 

Coldpopz

Smooth Subtlety
#17
@SilverFlight For a character, I'm thinking the stereotypical hunter who's got most of her sh*t figured out in regards to killing stuff. Pretty cold personality, but I'm gonna toss in some sort of mental "illness" like schizophrenia where she sees the darker side of her personality telling her to do things (she could probably get anything she wants with her incognito status and level of planning). Nothing edgy, just setting a theme that the worst monster she's ever faced is a side to her that comes out at the worst possible moments and she has to argue with it.

In terms of pace, I can post once every 1-2 weeks with my schedule and because I edit A LOT. Literate rps are my jam *finger guns*.
 

Lioness075

Everyone's fighting some battle of their own.
#18
I'm still working out the kinks of how he'll be in the RP, but I'm going to use Hanuman (Hindu hero) as my character in this RP. He'll have more of an appearance of Sun Wukong though, just because I prefer that appearance lol. Overall, you can expect him to be a very cheerful and extroverted type of character, who's more than willing to get in a scuffle when need-be.
 

Elm

An artist trying their best
#19
Excellent. This was the amount of interest I was looking for. I'll start working on the thread and I hope to have it up in the next 3 days.
Can I get a bit on people's rp pace preferences? Their timing (weekends/days) and any ideas/visions you had for your characters?

@Spellsword_Kirov @Elm @chezmoi @monochromegalaxy @Coldpopz @Lioness075 @erembore
Pace wise, I'll be available almost every day:
afternoons (6ishpm Central time) on weekdays [cause classes]
and practically all day on weekends.

As for a character, I really took to the whole "almost any supernatural being," so I want to rp a kitsune (both in human and fox form [but majorily human]).
So stereotypical 'fox-like' behavior in terms of not wanting to do anything unless it's interesting or fun in any sort of way, mischievous, cunning, but instead of being more malicious, I want my character to be more free spirited. They wouldn't be outright evil nor good, they just do whatever they want to benefit themselves or -again- if it peaks their interest/entertains them.
 
#20
I can post pretty frequently, up to several times per day depending on workloads and the situation in the RP.

I’m thinking my character will be an incarnation of Charun, an Etruscan mythological figure who escorts the dead to the Underworld. He’ll be a tad moody, curious about the mortal realm, and knowledgeable regarding the underworld and its inhabitants. His skill set will likely involve various necromancy-based defensive spells.
 

chezmoi

take off your mask and face yourself.
#21
In terms of pacing, I do have uni and work most days, but I can typically post a decent amount every day except for Mondays (before 9pm EST), especially weekends since I go home for most of them and won't have anything to do. Of course, I'll fit whatever pace the RP ends up progressing at.

I'm kind of figuring this out as I type (sorry that it's lengthy and very stream-of-consciousness), but for my character, I think I'll go with some sort of wraith. While not necessarily being malevolent at heart, they will be a soulless ghost-like entity who can only regularly feel unimaginably intense emotions like hatred and despair. They also typically latch onto one human host to take a physical form, and will move on to the next host once it dies. In order to make them more playable in an RP, they will be extremely good at mimicking human emotions while still being entirely motivated by their turbulent nature. In folklore, they are described as being able to drain the life out of a person with a single touch, but that's a little too OP so I'm thinking of having their powers more along the lines of a dementor, where they flood their victim with a barrage of the worst mental circumstances possible. Their other main power is only sometimes unleashed when they are seriously provoked without being defeated, at which point they release their anger in the form of an energy wave that steals the will to live from any susceptible creature in its vicinity.
In terms of personality, my character will be very calm, calculated, and cutting. They measure every emotion they display to others and have a completely dry humor that they can't find funny themselves. It's very difficult to get them riled up past this state, but once they feel, they feel more intensely than any human can imagine. More often that not, this isn't a happy state for them, but very rarely, the emotion that emerges is not one of darkness. I haven't decided on a host gender yet!
 
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SilverFlight

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#24
Pace wise, I'll be available almost every day:
afternoons (6ishpm Central time) on weekdays [cause classes]
and practically all day on weekends.

As for a character, I really took to the whole "almost any supernatural being," so I want to rp a kitsune (both in human and fox form [but majorily human]).
So stereotypical 'fox-like' behavior in terms of not wanting to do anything unless it's interesting or fun in any sort of way, mischievous, cunning, but instead of being more malicious, I want my character to be more free spirited. They wouldn't be outright evil nor good, they just do whatever they want to benefit themselves or -again- if it peaks their interest/entertains them.
I love it.
 

SilverFlight

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#25
I can post pretty frequently, up to several times per day depending on workloads and the situation in the RP.

I’m thinking my character will be an incarnation of Charun, an Etruscan mythological figure who escorts the dead to the Underworld. He’ll be a tad moody, curious about the mortal realm, and knowledgeable regarding the underworld and its inhabitants. His skill set will likely involve various necromancy-based defensive spells.
That is brilliant!
 

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