Super excited for this, can't wait for it to start lol.
妖怪 (Yōkai) - Meaning ghost, phantom, or strange apparition, Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yōkai range eclectically from the malevolent to the mischievous, and occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them. Often they possess animal features, other times they can appear mostly human. Some look like inanimate objects and others have no discernible shape. Yōkai usually have a spiritual supernatural power, with shapeshifting being one of the most common.
This RP, simply known as Yōkai for the moment, is going to be a modern fantasy styled RP taking place in modern day japan. As the name states, this RP will revolve around the concept of Yōkai, spiritual demons, and the like. This RP will be a relatively open world RP featuring a couple of young adults or students and their Yōkai partners. This RP will be a High-Casual/Low Advanced Kind of deal, so I won't be expecting entire essays of words, but I will expect somewhere between 2-4 paragraphs. That means of course, no 1 liners.
Though this will be relatively open world, there will still be a story line that I'll usher us along subtly.
Unlike the earth we are used to, Yōkai been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Most Yōkai live in the Spiritual Realm, a separate plane of existence where millions of spirits reside. Spirits in the Spiritual Realm don't have a physical form, but upon entering the human world, they take on a form that coincides with their nature. The physical shape of a spirit however is not permanent, and a powerful enough spirit will be able to change its physical form at will.
Yōkai commonly travel between realms, and have become an integral part of human life. Many human's choose to become Shōkanshi, or summoners. Summoners are humans who make pacts with spirits to be able to wield their powers. These pacts vary by spirit, and many if not all have some sort of cost, ranging from a food offering or a relic, to blood and the promise of one's soul. Typically, the more costly the pact, the more powerful the Yōkai. However, the more powerful Yōkai also tend to be more cunning and dangerous.
Shōkanshi are found all over the world, doing various things. Some Shōkanshi are politicians, others are monks, and a several band together and form Shōkanshi-Senshi groups. Shōkanshi-Senshi usually work as freelance peacekeepers or mercenaries, though they have been known to be involved in crime as well. Police forces around the world regard Shōkanshi-Senshi's with a careful suspicion, though the majority of Shōkanshi-Senshi are respected for their abilities.
This RP features a group of Shōkanshi-Senshi known as The Tengu Hunters, a relatively new, small band of Shōkanshi-Senshi. The majority, if not all of our players will play as new recruits in the Tengu Hunters. As Shōkanshi-Senshi we will take on missions normally involving Yōkai, be it fighting Yōkai, or saving Yōkai.
Though helping keep rogue Yokai or Shokanshi-Senshi under control, there is a deeper more sinister group hidden amongst the whispers of the world. If they are left unchallenged, a terrible fate threatens to overtake the world and bathe it within a calamity that has not touched the Earth for over many centuries.
There are three main types of Yōkai.
Akuma - Akuma, or Demon. These Yōkai are typically more malevolent than other Yōkai, though this is not always the case. Akuma are generally faster, stronger, or more cunning than their other Yōkai brothers and sisters. Akuma typically require a blood price to seal their pacts, but they reward their Shōkanshi with considerable physical strength as well as the Yōkai's considerable spirit powers.
Seirei - Seirei or Spirit. These Yōkai are typically the simplest or most complex in nature. Seirei are the largest group of Yōkai though for the most part are generally neither benevolent or malicious. Seirei come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, and generally possess an average spattering of all types of powers. Seirei Pacts are generally the simplest as well, many requiring something as simple as offerings. Seirei often give their Shōkanshi small bits of their powers, or enchanted objects for their use.
Kami - Kami or Deity. These Yōkai are typically revered or considered holy or benevolent, though this may not always be the case. Kami are generally considered the most spiritually powerful of the Yōkai. Kami spiritual powers include feats like shape shifting and spiritual fire. Kami Pacts typically entail very complex and delicate rituals involving valuable relics or objects of some sort. Furthermore these objects are typically required to be the Shōkanshi's person at all time. As the rituals are very difficult to perform, Kami often reward their Shōkanshi with a basic grasp of spiritual powers.
I don't really think I need to go over the basic rules that everyone gives, but its as you would expect:
No God Modding. Be conscious with regards to realism even though there's tremendous amounts of supernaturalism within this rp
No Flaming eachother on the OOC
Be active! I will send you a courtesy reminder if you are absent for more then a week without telling me before. If I receive no response thereafter or notice that you're active elsewhere, I have the right to terminate your character. This is used as a last resort, and I shall not do it without considerable thought.
Lets all have fun! That's why we do this!
I'll change this as needed.
Cs's can be PM'ed or posted directly on the thread, the latter is preferred. I enjoy well written and diverse characters that show the effort and writing abilities of the player. I also have some difficulty when it comes to running larger scale RP's, so I'm only accepting up to six people.
Though this may be self explanatory, I just thought I'd say it anyways. You have to fill both fields for your characters, I'm not usually one for doubling characters, but you can't have a Shōkanshi-Senshi without a Shōkanshi and a Yōkai... Right? Unless you want to partner up with a player and have one play each role ^^!
Well! That's more than just a pretty face: (Pictures yo! Animeish preffered. Walls of text are okay too.)
Introduce Yourself: (Name! and petty details)
What kind of person are you?: (What kind of personality do you have? Any interesting Quirks you'd think people would like to know? Be creative!)
Tell us about yourself!: (What kinda stuff do you like to do? Do you have a ton of friends? Are you hated? Be Creative!)
Where do you come from?: (Background details, stuff like that)
What year are you?: (How old are you? Preferably somewhere between 17-22 Though I Will allow 1 character outside of that limit.
Put your best foot forward!: (What kind of skills do you have? What sort of weapons do you use(if any)? On a sidenote: while I will allow firearms, don't expect to go around toting machineguns and rocket launchers.)
Appearance (What your Yōkai looks like)
Name (What your Yōkai calls itself)
Type (What type of Yōkai it is)
Pact (Briefly describe the Pact ritual you went through, be it offering, blood price, etc.)
Powers (Describe what powers your Yōkai posses, also include what powers or perks your Yōkai has given you.)
Last edited by Celestial; 01-08-2013 at 01:16 AM.
Super excited for this, can't wait for it to start lol.
Nothing can stop the power of the human will!
Glad to hear it! I'll start working on that IC soon after the Rose Bowl!
By the way, everyone, make sure you read the updated rules! They have changed.
playing a chick is gonna be interesting... Lol
I can't tell if Myke is standing on something or did an amazing job of timing a jump. I'd like to imagine it was a jump
Neither, he is floating
I'm pretty sure he's just that tall
No he was on a table
I don't know.. Have you seen how tall he is?
Woooooooooooooo I am so pumpppped
I'm looking forward to this too!
I have a question that came to me just now: Yokais are a well established and well know part of the human world right? What if a Yokai were now to, say, steal something? How would the law/the police react? What would be the consequences? I'm asking because my Akuma might well "steal" something at some point (rather than steal, he'd probably just think "I want this. I'm taking it"). Just wondering x)
Yaaay~ Can't wait for the IC. ^^
Btw, I'm working on my drawing of my character Megumi. I've drawn the lines today, tomorrow I'll probably finish the drawing by colouring it all in. :3
Signature & avatar are made by me :3
Ira and Stella will steal the show once again~
BEEP BEEP TWO BOOTYLICIOUS BLONDES ON THE SCENE.
Mother please, fabulous tsundere butler will take charge here
Oh by the way Celestial, I will be using Ba`al this time around, not Kotei
I have a Shop now!
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