Crossing the Veil
Crossing the Veil (IC)
Death. It's almost as old as life. Everybody dies eventually. Death is everywhere. Every day there are new germs, toxins, injuries, illnesses and catastrophes for us to face. The fact we survive at all is miraculous.
On the other side of death stand the Reapers. Reapers used to be human, then death came knocking, taking those who dies in the most gruesome, bloody or downright horrific manners to their boss, Lou.
Lou was the first Reaper. He was doing a great job until humanity spread too wide for him to continue to work alone. Therefore, he began recruiting others to be Reapers. As the ages changed, the cycle of Reapers did as well.
Lou no longer Reaps but watches the Reapers like the owner of a company. They report to him and bring souls for other possible Reapers.
Working alongside the Reapers are Seers, people who can gaze through the veil between the world of the living and the realm of the dead, and Witches, humans who can utilize Reaper abilities. Both types were visited by Lou because they were stillbirths or infant deaths. Seers lost their physical sight and was granted life and sight into the spiritual realm instead as well as the ability to create weak barriers for short periods of time while Witches grow without a limb or some other physical deformity.
Reapers, when chosen by Lou, appear in a white room. In the room is a man in a red suit with a black tie, slicked back hair and lively blue eyes. He is Lou.
This is going to be an action-adventure-drama RP that will turn out like a cross between RIPD, Dead Like Me and Bleach. I have many ideas for plot but most of the story will be made by the players. I will ONLY play Lou and big enemies.
Pendant: The Pendant is similar to a Police Officer's badge. It allows other Reapers, Seers and Mages to see their rank, class and team. Reapers' Cloaks reside inside the Pendant.
Cloak: The Cloak gives Reapers the abilities to become invisible, pass through solid objects and flight. These are not granted until Rank V.
Vessel: Each Reaper died with something in their hands. Some of these items were hollow, able to hold other objects, etc. These became Vessels. Vessels hold souls and allow Reapers to help others to pass to Lou.
Enemies the Reaper teams will be facing will include, but is not limited to, Demons, Angels, Rogue Reapers, Corrupt Souls and half-breeds of all sorts.
Sages and Mages can use 1 of 3 types of Reaper Magick. First, there are Death Sages/Mages. They use really strong spells, most of which take quite a bit of preparation. Then there are Pumpkin Sages/Mages. They use quick, not as strong spells, mostly for distracting or killing minor enemies. Then there's the Light Sages/Mages, healers and buffers, the ones who make their allies stronger.
Also, Seers can create Barriers to protect themselves and see hidden enemies. Not only are they useful, they are necessary for any team.
Name: (Full name)
Age: (15-25 for beginning Reapers, Mages and Seers, Reapers age until close to 1000)
Class: (Reaper(specify Melee, Ranged or Sage) Seer or Witch(Melee, Ranged or Mage))
Weapon: (Melee or Ranged Reapers only, All weapons are refered to as Death Scythes and can fold up to fit in a pocket)
Spells: (Reaper Sages and Witch Mages only, everyone starts with a Pumpkin Bomb)
Destructive Tendency(ies): (Every Reaper picks up at least 1 self-destructive tendency, whether it be smoking, drinking, jumping off cliffs... shut up Lou)
Emotional Strength: (Each Reaper has an emotion that gives them more strength, speed, agility, etc.)
Vessel: (item to hold souls, now has skull at opening, mouth opens to swallow souls)
Name: For now, Lou
Age: I've lost count
Appearance: Red suit with black trim, black shirt, red and black striped tie, black and white slicked back hair, black sunglasses, lively blue eyes and black dress shoes with a red rose design on each one.
Personality: Lou is the type of man who makes fun of everyone without making them mad. He's a genius like you've never seen and always knows what to do and when to do it. He also likes to answer questions with a bad or disturbing joke or pun.
History: I'm Lou, the first Reaper. Need I say more?
Weapon: You don't want to know
Spells: Whatever I see fit
Destructive Tendency(ies): Everything
Emotional Strength: Instinct When using his Instinct, Lou's strength, speed and agility increase
Vessel: I don't need one.
Name: Donny Li Yang
Appearance: A fairly light-skinned asian male, stands at about five feet five inches, pudgy and appearing to be rather physically weak, but he hides a well conditioned body underneath his jelly rolls. has unkept black hair that goes down to his neck. He wears a sturdy pair of sneakers for climbing and kicking, unrestricted dark-camo cargo pants, a black zip-up hoody, and graphic t-shirts (usually he changes to new shirts every day, sometimes more than once a day if he needs to). He also wears a unique hat that, at first, looks like a normal flat-top cap. However, it's bill can be folded downwards to create a mask, which he uses when he needs to be anonymous. He also has a pair of gloves when he needs to do some heavy-work and a pair of glasses when he needs to do some reading (He's far sighted). And secretly, he wears thigh-high black socks and no underwear.
Personality: Keeps to himself whenever possible. He'd rather just stick around his house keeping his things in check than go out, and when he does, he can be a bit ridiculous. He doesn't really identify himself as anything, allowing to let others label him and trying to imagine himself based on their description. That being said, he is not without emotions. No, he just keeps them bottled up until he can no longer continue his charade. One of his emotions that get's stirred up more quickly than others is his anger; always angry all the time, he simply waits and watches for a moment to justify murdering someone, or being them as close to death as he can with his resources. These bouts of violence are not a regular occurrence, but it's probably the only thing he'd be willing to do outside his own home.
History: In short, Donny died because he gave into his rage for just one moment in his life. Prior to it, he was a fat asian kid who didn't really care much for anything. He just drifted through life, accumulating nothing but a growing dislike towards himself and anything that bothered to interact with him. He contemplated taking his own life, but never delivered. He joined various classes to create confidence in himself, but he only saw what sort of weakness he previously left unnoticed. One day, at around the age of 18, he somehow ended up on the wrong side of some argument from an arrogant prick. Donny had enough; he didn't care about it anymore. He took the closest sharpest object he had on him, which was his pocket knife, and proceeded to stab the man until others began to pull Donny off of him. But Donny didn't stop, he continued his stabbing rampage until police arrived, who killed him on the spot.
What happened afterwards was a bit funny. Apparently, he wasn't dead yet, but now he worked for some guy named Lou. Stranger things had happened, or so Donny would claim, and he took the transition in stride.
Class: Melee reaper
Weapon: Donny has three tools when he needs to do some field work; a crowbar to open up doors, armor, and people's faces, a hand axe for when he needs to hack some wood or limbs, and a dagger when he needs to be a bit more subtle. His axe can be thrown with deadly efficiency, and it can return to his hand after it lands.
Destructive Tendency(ies): Donny is an alcoholic and regularly uses opium in his own home. When he isn't at home, he's usually going to go kill people, typically for no discernible reason aside from the fact he's bored/angry. He doesn't particularly care who; anyone close enough is fine with him. Sometimes he may let his anger over take him, and may do a bit of raping before killing. Sometimes he might just do some robbery for money.
Emotional Strength: Tranquility. Donny is his strongest when he's at peace, or at least when he's capable of keeping his emotions in check. His focus and concentration multiplies ten fold, but unfortunately, his ability to actually be tranquil is very low, especially since he's nearly always in a state of anger.
Name: Garry Fisher Trahant
Appearance: Garry has light brown skin and sea green eyes that adorn a misty look. He wears a black button up shirt, with black, dusty jeans and black square toed cowboy boots. He wears a black trench coat with silver buttons, he has a dark brown goatee and messy brown hair that is usually covered up by a black fedora with gray trim. The inside of his trench coat has many pockets and compartments to store things, one especially made for his weapon. His fedora has the ability to mimic any form, for stealth situations.
Personality: Garry is insane, But he is the charming type of insane, the guy who pretends he's you're best friend, the guy who is the perfect boyfriend, the guy no one suspects. He enjoys people's suffering immensely, perhaps it's because he suffered greatly in life, he often spends his free time lurking in people's houses perhaps months before their actually due to die, he likes to prepare and he likes to scare his victims make them think their going insane before he ends their lives.
History:Garry had a miserable life, he was born to two nice and loving people, and had a pretty normal life until high school. A year before he went to high school, his parents were arrested for torture and murder and were sent to St. Joseph's asylum for the criminally insane. Garry was devastated, but being his charming self made many friends through his high school years and didn't even acknowledge he ever had parents. But he was slowly descending into madness, and would cut himself thousands of times during the high school years, but no one noticed. After high school he plotted to kill his neighbor (who would constantly play loud music) he would mutter plans to himself in his apartment, slowly slicing himself as he thought. Then on September 19th, 2013, he broke into his neighbors house killing 10 people before slicing his own throat. Sometime later he awoke and was employed by a man named Lou to bring death to the earth and for the first time in a long time, Garry was truly happy.
Class: Ranged Reaper
Weapon:A one-handed crossbow with a purple flame paint-job on it that folds into his trench-coat
Destructive Tendency(ies): Slices his wrists everyday, and injects himself with cocaine on weekends.
Emotional Strength: Courage: Garry has increased strength and agility when is feeling courageous.
Vessel: A lighter
I'm very sorry, I forgot a few key items. I will add them to the first post.
Donny and Garry, please edit your CSs with the new info above.
Donny's Emotional Strength is good except Tranquility would not grant strength but instead agility and/or concentration. Also, how small are the axe and dagger? And you need to choose a better self-destructive habit.
Garry, I'd say, being a Reaper, he'd cut a lot more and pick up 1 more self-destructive habit.
Edited. The axe is about as big a tomahawk, the dagger's a dagger. He doesn't bother to hide them, he just walks around with them, usually at night. And typically he doesn't travel where he can be seen.
WIP, bro, but it's a start. Also, you forgot the 3 different types of Sages/Mages.
Name: Luna Smith
Personality: Luna's the type of girl who would rather sit at a computer playing video games than be out in the field fighting. Being a Reaper, however, she will fight if she has to. Other than that, she's anti-social with most people, the only exception being the few friends she has and any girl she finds attractive.
History: Luna was raised in a god-fearing family. When she became a teenager, she began splitting from her family's religion and began searching for one that seemed more for her. That was when she met a woman who promised her the truth. Being hesitant, she said she would participate once then decide if it was for her or not. Sadly, though, she didn't live through the experience of being a Satanist cult's sacrifice for their devil worship. She was raped and tortured all night until she passed out from pain and blood loss. She died shortly after when a dagger cut her heart out. The dagger had a hollowed handle and disappeared with her body after being chosen by Lou. The dagger became her Vessel.
Class: Reaper Pumpkin Sage
Spells: Pumpkin Bomb
Destructive Tendency(ies): Trying to crack her head open on the sidewalk (skateboarding and deliberately falling off her board) and smoking K2.
Emotional Strength: Fear: When overtaken by her fear, Luna becomes wild, making her stronger, faster, more agile, but with no control of herself until she calms down.
Vessel: Hollow-handled dagger.
Great char, Bel, but I would like a little more info before I accept her. But you are right, I did forget the different Sages and Mages.