For generations, humans and the supernatural have been living in relative peace. Some supernatural beings living among the humans and blending in perfectly, others choosing a life of total seclusion, while others still live in something in between the two.
In a somewhat rural area of the south a small pack of werewolves has set up a home. For years everything was fine, only the occasional human wandered into their midst at the wrong time of the month and they were written off as animal attacks. The pack and the nearby town that started to flourish got along fine, trading with them, but warning their children away from the 'strange men who lived in the woods.' But as time went on, the pack got smaller while the human numbers grew. And now houses threaten to push in on their land, and with shrinking space, more forward humans, and a push from outside forces, the tension between the human's and the werewolves grows.
Is an outright war eventual or will tension settle before things erupt?
What I want from this isn't me setting out a plot. I want to let it grow as a collective story, something we all tell instead of me just laying out what I want. Roles are open in lots of categories (see below), and I'll try and provide anything that you need to tell the story you want.
There are two ways to become a lycan, either through bite transmission or birth. Births are rare as there has been no recorded case of a female lycan conceiving and males rarely mate with humans, and those that do, arenít as potent. Even those born lycan are typically male, as for whatever reason, women donít survive either the virus or the first shifting. At either puberty or after being bitten by another werewolf, the soon-to-be -lycan experiences a painful, flu like fever which in some cases ends their life. Those that make it through are forced into their first change by their bodies. And even some that made it through the fever wonít make it through their first shift. After that point, the full moon is the only time they are without choice on their shifting.
Lycans arenít immortal, but long lived. Their aging is slowed massively, the only sign of real age is often an elongating of the ears and bit of the jaw, making them more canine looking, and those that are born are more likely to change that way.
On the whole, most lycans in their wolf form are not excessively bigger than normal wolves, though most are on the larger end of the spectrum. Often size in wolf form is proportional to size in human form. Conservation of mass and all.
The Society is a group of men and women that specialized in the mythological creatures, specifically in keeping them under control. When one group gets out of control and either begins to expose the Society and those under their control or begins to hurt or kill humans, than the Society will step in to take care of the problem. The Hunter family has been head of the Society since its establishment, passing down the top placement to sons and daughters for generations.
Most Society operatives are human, but there are those among them of the supernatural ilk as well. Mostly humanoid creatures, but others as well work within the Society who arenít able to be out in the field as it were because of their inability to blend in visually.
Pretty self explanatory. For the most part, normal, unknowing of any of the super natural things that go on around them every day.
I'm totally open for other mythical creatures to play a part, either on their own, or within the bounds of the Society. Just ask first, and I'll let you know if your idea's mesh with mine. Probably will though.
Over the years werewolf numbers have dropped. There isnít enough space in the ever growing world of suburbia to allow for a many large packs as might have once existed. Most packs arenít larger than ten members.
The packs grounds were once deep in the woods but have become closer and closer to human settlements as they expand outward into the forest. There are few permanent buildings , and those that are there are in a slight state of disrepair. Most of the pack resides in semi-permanent tents that most of could be packed and moved to somewhere else though theyíve never actually had to go. Or ever really thought about going for that matter either.
Their main headquarters are located in upstate New York and have been there for at least a century and half. They have several other smaller HQ's in and around big cities with the potential of small base camps as the need arises. Not within the Society frame, but other like minded groups are informationally connected throughout the world.
Mostly typically south eastern town. Nothing horribly special of note about it.
After you put up your CS, either PM me or post in the thread about what it is you want from this RP, what kind of story do you want to help tell.Code:
Birthday (at least the year)
(if they change form, include all forms)
May Darius Morrison & Rebeca Axford | The Pack
tirgesfu|Jory Mead | The Pack
Fallenreaper| Karin Liana Simian | The Society
Lyzan| Mark Zsilinski | The Society
Noa Noah | Henri Molay | ?
Fallen| Quinn Julia Rovenharte| The Pack
Cerianis| Alexis "Alex" Rovenharte | The Pack
Cerianis| Ceridwen Ivywood | The Society
KnightShade| Cassandra Jeanbaptiste | The Pack
Jude | George Wambles | Humans (The Pack)
Hymusia | Luna Marinez |&| Darius Von Klien | The Pack? |&| Freelance
Raid|Azmarie Yarah | The Society*
Raid| Issac Dunlop | The Pack*
*currently on hold
7 December 1961
Mark is a very average kind of guy, in his youth he was strong and fit, but in his latter administrative years he has lost much of his muscle and strengthen. Average height, bit of a belly developing after years of office work. Blue eyes and short, graying brown hair.
Quiet and reserved, Mark Hunter is one of the best that The Society has ever put out. Though he is smart, there are times where there is a lack of leadership from his end due to him being easily distracted onto other intellectual side quests.
Being the eldest of the three children, he took over the head position within the Society
Tall, reaching something just over six feet, broad shouldered and built for fighting in almost any manner, fair skinned and normally with a red tint from the sun, light hair. He's got icy blue eyes that can almost look like they're looking into your mind far more then you know. He's handsome and he knows it, but he doesn't tend to use it as often as some might think. Charming grin to go along with his nice face. A few scars here and there and the tattoo of a dragon on his back.
He's really a bit of a charming bastard. He can be sweet and kind and wonderful, more so when he needs to be, but even when he doesn't (as long as he's not around any of the 'guys'). Marcus is stubborn and headstrong, though sometimes outwardly lacking the thought process to really do well.
Born the second son of a not knighted-knight, he was trained from an early age to fight and defend himself. He was often over looked for his older brother but he didn't mind much, as it allowed him time to do as he pleased while his father favored his brother. He was raised with the idea of being a knight, but that never settled well with him and his cockiness cost him the only chance he could of had to be one. Not that he minded at all. He works as a solider-for-hire now for who ever will pay him the most of the longest time. Though he does tend to be willing to work for cheap for the Society, as theoreitly, he is under their domain for reasons he doesn't normally tell anyone.
Odds & Ends
♦ My CO-GM is the lovely and ever wonderful Lyzan. He's just as good to go to as I am in need. As are your other players. You all are more than welcome to plan things amongst yourselves, just if it is possibly going to be affecting lots of other people, run it by either myself or Lyzan first.
♦ I'm not a stickler for posting order, but please, don't let others get too far behind. If you feel the need to have quick back and forths with one other character, I am fine with collaboration posts in which you PM each other with the convo or what not and then one of you posts it as a whole
♦ At the beginning of your post, if you'd at least post what area you're posting for (ie The Pack, The Society, etc) that would be very helpful. Names of character if you are playing more than one would also be nice.