After Death: The Spirit Detectives Saga | OOC
The Interest Check | HERE
The In Character | HERE
The Character Sheet Deadline | Closed for Chapter One; Open for Chapter Two
The Roleplay Group Size | 5 TO 6 PLAYERS // 5 TO 6 CHARACTERS
The Roleplay Post Size | 4 TO 5 PARAGRAPHS MINIMUM
The Roleplay Post Frequency | ONE POST ONCE A WEEK AT LEAST
The Genres | ACTION // COMEDY // DRAMATIC // SLICE OF LIFE // ROMANTIC // MYSTERY
The Setting | TOKYO, JAPAN // JANUARY 2013
The Premise |
| You're a college student at the prestigious college, Tokyo U, you're between the ages of 20 and 23 and live in your own apartment close to campus which the university privately owns. You may or may not have a job or be close to your family. The new semester has just begun and you are ready (or not) to get started after the nice break to celebrate the holidays. It's a chilly morning on campus and the sky is looming overhead like a dark cloak of insecurity. There are a few raindrops sprinkling the mostly parking lot leading up to the library. The soft welcoming scent of coffee escapes into the public when the door opens and a male walks out with an armful of books. He gets into his car and drives off to another part of the large campus which is sprinkled around the dense area of the city. You enter the library and do your thing. You get coffee or a snack and stuff your head in the books. Or you might take out your laptop and do something else. As soon as the digital clock above the entrance to the large modern library changes to 09:42 A.M the door opens, letting in a burst of cold wind and the person who is about to take your life.
| You don't notice the shifty look in the man's eyes as he wanders around the large complex, pretending to pick books up and leaf through them. At 09:47 A.M the attack begins. The man dressed in black jeans, a blue gray wind breaker, and a black cap pulls out two medium sized guns and begins firing. He manages to run along the aisles and stairs. Within the span of just four minutes, he manages to murder fourteen people: ten students, three faculty and one elderly civilian. The police arrive at 09:52 A.M and apprehend the gunman who had attempted to take his life. For a moment you see a flash of black and then you find yourself suspended in the depressing sky. You're wearing the same attire you had on but you have not a scratch nor blood on you. You see the police officers dragging the murderer out the door. You see the ambulance arriving as well as a news crew. You see many people standing by, obviously upset and yet it feels like you're just watching some crummy film. They begin wheeling out the dead bodies and you catch a glimpse of your own face between the black body bags trailing out like a hopeless parade. It then hits you: you're dead.
| This begins your new journey. A blue haired woman sitting atop an oar appears in front of you and the others deceased and says she has something special to offer. You're taken to the Spirit World and are given a choice, to either remain dead or to go through a trail ordeal which grants you your life back. In return, you will offer you services as a Spirit Detective. A Spirit Detective is someone who is a link to the Living World and the Spirit World, they have cases to catch demons or aid ghosts. They will live normal daily lives and keep their otherworldly profession a secret. They will also hone their skills that they have tapped into upon dying. They can now utilize their spirit energy to help them as detectives. You are now in a group with your other classmates from Tokyo University, you must form a bond in order to ensure your job gets done efficiently. Along the way you will be challenged by other morals, difficult cases, crime, and of course those pesky end of the year exams as well as the possibility of finding love amongst the chaos of your changed life.
The Expectations |
| You will play up to two characters between the ages of 20 and 23. You will roleplay in third person, past tense. You will be active in the OOC for roleplay discussions and overall friendly chit chat. Should you be inactive or very flaky for an extended period of time without notice, your character becomes mine and I will either find a way to kill them off or will have them be sent elsewhere on a new solo case. It will depend on what is happening in the story thus far. Your posts will not be color coded but you are free and encouraged to use 'thoughts' in your post to personalize your character. Cursing should be appropriate to the character and setting. You are free to be as descriptive when it comes to blood and gore if you're within human reasoning. Your character will have to hone their style of fighting as Spirit Detectives, each person should have a different "thing" that they bring to the group. We cannot have the same skills or tactics in the group or it will make me slim the group down in order to not have a bunch of copycats. The roleplay will be played in "Chapters" and these chapters will revolve around either a case, day to day life, training or something else like travel or character development.
| This is not a roleplay where you should forget about your character's wants and needs as a human, sure they are a Spirit Detective and a student but they need to form bonds with living people. If people take the action for granted and it becomes too much of an issue, I will scale it back. So far in my roleplays I have been able to mix action and human interaction itself fairly well. If you are with me for more than two chapters, you have the option to PM me privately if you wish to add on a temporary role of an antagonist for us to face off against. This roleplay will also use "Rounds" in which we don't have a posting order but we will all post once before a new round begins. This ensures everyone is on the same page, no one is left out or left behind. Though this also means, you need be active, a post once a week should make us finish one round a week. Chapters will likely have anywhere from six rounds to twenty, it just depends. If you need more clarification, see my other group roleplays for examples but when I post, you're free to post once. Once everyone has, I will post again, thus starting the next round, it's not too complicated. Your posts should be about four to five paragraphs minimum and each paragraph I have written so far is an example of the length I see each paragraph as being. Aka, skimpy paragraphs won't cut it with me. You're here to read and write with other passionate people.
The Cast |
| Whenever you're applying for (Chapter one or anything else) you must fill out a sheet like the ones I have used. You must follow it to a t to be accepted easily. At the end of the submission period, I will then go over all applicants and go over any corrections needed. Then we can start. If you think about the story as a whole and how much development and potential you can give your character over time, you'll likely be a better candidate than someone who isn't a team player or someone who doesn't have a decent moral compass. Let's be frank here, if your character doesn't seem like the type who can at least act as a detective with fair social skills, then it's likely they wouldn't even be asked to come back to life if they are wasting it. Should you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask away. As a note, my character sheets are unfinished but Naha's at least gives you the entire sheet to mull over and begin filling out. Thanks for reading and have fun guys!
The Chapter One Cast |
| Genkai's Characters // Naha Umikyo and Chiroui Uede and Toshiki Mon
Post Sample: Corrected & Connected Group IC
Post Frequency: Fairly active in OOC and IC as necessary, most active nights more so than any other time though.
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B.A in Graphic Design with intent to go into fashion and marketing
Using the Computer.
She cannot cook.
She has a fear of heights.
She cannot sing.
She is physically frail.
Potential Style of Fighting: She would likely use her spirit energy to paint defensive images to trap foes or to aid her fellow comrades. Her skill of painting in the air to make fairly solid objects would be weakened by water, weight and her tools. Her artwork would only be stable for about thirty seconds to start with.
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Undecided but wants to work with special needs children in sports
Track and Field.
A bit naive.
She hates darkness.
She is allergic to strawberries.
She doesn't do well with money.
Potential Style of Fighting: She would likely use her spirit energy to "up" her agility. She is good at running and could easily do well against hand to hand combatants. She would use her spirit energy to be quick and light on her feet, with more training, she possibly could create a shot-put or javelin for long range attacks.
Talking with women.
Lacks a real passion.
Allergic to shell fish.
Passive-Aggressive in certain situations.
Potential Style of Fighting: He would be a physical attacker, he would of course ensure no one attacked his face. He would pull his spiritual energy into his hands and feet to help pack a better punch.
| FiroIV's character // Aki Yuushi
This post is one from one of my recent venture in the Advanced RP section.
I'm online almost everyday at the moment, but classes will resume in February so my time will be limited then, but otherwise I can conjure a post every two or three days.
Bisexual (Love is love and nothing should get in the way of that. - Aki)
(A sad Aki which is very rare and a Happy Aki which is quite often.)
Bachelor of Science in (at this moment, might change his mind if he's not too into it) Psychology
Reading Manga & Novels
Watching Anime & Movies
Cooking & Eating
Potential Style of Fighting:
Aki would most likely manipulate his spiritual energy into a 2 dimensional circle (or circles, given time) by utilizing this simple shapes basic form he can use and manipulate the raw energy to perform various moves as long as the shape remains circular. It relies heavily on the imaginative mind of the user and just how much he can do with circles. The weakness of this power is it's massive use of spiritual and mental energy even in it's plain and circular form the telekinetic control, alternating functions and size shifting can tire him out especially if there's resistance from opposing forces acting on the disc.
| Guinness' Character // Nako Kai
Post Frequency: I'm pretty active during the weekdays, on for at least a few hours a day. I could keep up with the ooc and most likely get up 2-3 posts a week if need be. As a head's up I'm usually busy on the weekends so expect my activity to dip on those days.
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B.A. In performing arts.
Dedicated to her interests
Tasting finer foods
Inability to take care of herself
Potential Style of Fighting: She would manipulate her spirit energy via the use of sound waves. When reaching a certain pitch her energy coalesces into round circles that emit from her mouth. This makes her an ideal long range fighter. The weakness of this type of style is the fact she can only maintain the necessary pitch for a certain amount of time.