Demons are evil. That's the main thing you've got to remember. No matter how they look or what they say, their nothing more then parasites on humanity that seem to appear out of nowhere. Sure their ways differ, some less violent then others, some even appearing to have morality and even humanity. But they all do terrible things, leaving nothing but pain and hurt in their path
You ever watch the news and wonder how the hell a human could do what you're seeing? A lot of those are actually the work of demons. Nothing they touch ever is good, which is why we exist. We stop them from killing, seducing and taking advantage. If we can capture them we study them so we get better at it. It's a hard dangerous job, but someone has to do it.
Of course we cover up the mess. If people knew what really went on in the dark, there would be chaos. Not to mention you'd have the bloody idiots demanding rights for the beasts. No the reason we keep this information hidden is the same reason I get up every morning to go to work; to keep people safe.
Jonathan Brakely - DIRE Agent.
Humans are evil little buggers, no question about it. Of course, their also capable of such good as well. That's the real issue. Everywhere you have people doing good and bad, and believing and good and bad. And belief is a strong thing, stronger then money, even strength and will at times. Belief has the power to bend people and make saints out of sinners. Have enough of it and pop! It takes on its own form of flesh and blood. Gods, angels, demons, deities, whatever you want to call us.
Now you might think it gets simple there, you have good demons and bad ones, good beliefs bad beliefs. But when you give an idea consciousness, things start to change it. The world around it, what happens to it, what doesn't happen to it, rather like humans. You can have the most evil belief in the right place at the right time turn into a saint, and visa versa. Throw in the confusion that is generated when you go from nothing to something, and this makes categorizing demons about as easy as categorizing humans.
Of course that doesn't stop people from trying to kill us. That's why we keep hidden. There are already enough people who know, and all they always want to do is to try and kill us, or take us apart. Or both. Imagine if the information about what some of us do got out to the general public. Jesus you humans do bad enough things to each other, let alone if we were made public knowledge. It would be like the witch hunts all over again, just this time with actual witches. So we stay out of sight. Some have adapted better then others, but most of us just try to make it through day by day,
Beranabus – Demon.
The relationship between demons and humans seemingly is a conflict that suggests a misunderstanding of both sides, and I believe that with better study and more publicity of these little known creatures there can be a lot accomplished for the good of both. I have managed to by mere chance gain an insight into a world that exists within ours, and am almost ready to release these to the public. This must be done, not only for those that demons regularly seem to hurt, acts that are then covered up, but for the demons that are also persecuted in the shadows of society.
First however I require one last piece of information. Beranabus has stopped showing me things, telling me that right now isn't a good time. Pressuring the subject has only led to the phrase 'The first one might be coming back' with no further information on the subject. He seems almost superstitiously afraid to say any more, rather strange and rather uncharacteristic of him, and I do worry for the creature. I can't have this 'first one' effecting my research however, so I'll just have to find the thing myself. Can't be any worse then any of the other specimens I've examined over the past months.
Dr Cornelius O'leary - Professor of biological sciences. Last Journal entry.
Alright, tried this before and didn't get enough interest, so lets try this again!
General world information:
Set in modern times. No more information really needed here.
Demons are physical manifestations of belief, ranging from single person followings (Although rare), to entire religions. They come in almost all shapes and sizes, and generally suffer from the same flesh and blood limitations and dangers of all living creatures (Need air, can bleed to death, need food etc etc). However all share the same similar traits.
Reason of being: Every demon has a reason to exist, and this will generally come with a urge of some kind a itch that needs to be scratch, A god of flower arranging will have a powering urge to arrange flowers etc etc. Although this effects the demon, and doing said 'act' is generally very satisfying and pleasurable, it isn't the entire start and end of a demons personality. Many try to resist their natural tendencies. Having said that, many also go out their way to do these acts, often with hurtful effects to those around them. For instance a demon based around the belief of a figure of healing may purposefully hurt people to give them something to heal.
A knowledge of the first one: No matter how young or old the demon is, they know the story of the first one (Explained below).
Technical immortality: As long as there are people who still believe in them, assuming they aren't killed by other methods, demons can in theory live forever. However once the belief stops, they tend to start ageing at a rapid rate (Generally sticking around for about 10 years or so after that)
Childhood: Demons aren't born, but rather just pop into existance. Newer demons are generally more confused, suseptible to just following basic instincts,
D.I.R.E (Demonic Intelligence Retrieval and Extermination):
Over the years many humans have found the existence of demons, generally through some kind of tragedy. Although most try to forget and move on with their lives, others take a more proactive approach, hunting the creatures. Although many freelance operations exist, the main organization is DIRE, a secret international body designed with the sole purpose of removing the demonic threat. Although they have no real clue about the purpose or creation of demons, they are very very good at tracking and removing the threat.
Although most demons they face end up on the exterminated list, few are actually captured alive. The handful that have managed to escape have described a living hell of experiments, tests, and eventually, when a demons usefulness runs out academically, execution at the hands of new recruits being trained.
People who know about demons tend to 'disappear', although a few do join the ranks of DIRE itself. Agents generally have a negative view of demons, often, although not always, being introduced to the hidden world through a violent personal loss. Even with their fundamental views, they can't be considered evil, as regardless of what they do, they do it with the goal of helping people.
Most humans go about their daily lives with no knowledge of what goes on around them. A few outside of DIRE have had previous experience with demons, most of the time dismissing what they saw a imaginations or childhood fears and ignore it, trying to live their lives. Some of the higher up members of the criminal organizations also know about demons, all too happy to take advantage of the more deperate coperative ones. Nothing quite says debt collector like a 6ft demon with claws and teeth.
Known by every demon by heart, although told slightly differently by all. There was said to be first demon, made of no belief but instead coming up from the earth itself in response to humanity. Other demons soon followed under his rule, their powers crushing all those who opposed them, bringing humanity back into line with nature, oppressing them for the favours of the superior beings.
No or demon could stand up the first one, his powers seemingly infinite, his mercy none existent to those who stood in his way. Until a uprising happened, where both those demons who objected to the oppression and the humans themselves banded together to fight their common foe, and finally trapping him deep under the earth.
The differences in the story come from what demon is telling it. Some will describe the first one as a saviour, a creator. Others will tell of a evil oppressor. Quite a few demons believe that he'll rise again one day, put humanity back in its rightful place, a hope that is seemingly fuelled by the ever increasing pressure from DIRE and others like them.
All righty! Now he have the info, here's some general rules.
1: No godmoding, mary sue's etc etc etc etc. You know the drill by now.
2: No limit on recruitment. People drop out of RP's and it's always better to have too many then the other way around.
3: I'm looking for about 50-50 split in human - demons max. Too many demons and you have too much chaos going on for the others to deal with.
4: You should have a limit of about 4 main chars, and only if you can handle it.
5: Try to aim for a 1 post every 1-2 days. I don't mind more or a little less, but don't sign up if you're planning on working 20 hours a day for the next 6 months.
Character sheet (Note, this is a general format, if you want to do some of the shit inside the RP, be my guest.)
(My Chars will follow later on, probably as a excuse to bump )
Name: (Kinda self explanatory.)
Age: (If you need help with this field, please seek advice from a responsible adult)
Gender: (Not hard for most people, confused ones may leave this blank )
Race: (Demon or Human)
Current employment: (Explain how your char currently makes a living, both demon and human)
Appearance: (Quick description or picture. Include items and weapons, both built in and carried. If demon try to keep it within the limits of what belief you've chosen, the god of flower arranging isn't going to have rocket launchers grown into his shoulders)
Current knowledge of demons: (Human only. You don't have to know, however that should change in the RP shortly)
Current view of the other race: (If human, how do you feel about demons, if demon, visa versa)
Reason for existence: (Demon only, Give a history of how the belief in said demon started, and their specific urge.)
Powers/skills: (Any powers/skills. Powers are demon only and we shouldn't have a demon of 'blowing people's heads off with his mind')
Bio: (Be as detailed as you want.)