Angels in Arcadia
Setting: The (fictional) seaside town of Arcadia, North Carolina. Its high school, shopping mall, abandoned train station and mills, etc.
The Premise: The city of Arcadia is known on the East Coast for being a summer paradise. Pristine white beaches, all the comforts of modernity, with a small town feel and a booming tourism industry. Over the past six months, events have taken a turn for the worse. Every month, on the Sixteenth day, a sixteen-year-old high school student has slipped into a coma and none of those affected have woken up. Doctors have only been able to offer theories about bacterial infections, but they're just that: theories. Days ago, the Sixteenth came and went again, but this time, not only did another student slip into a coma, but the first student to suffer that fate passed away in the hospital.
While the humans of Arcadia come together to mourn, the ethereal Powers That Be have taken notice that something is not right in Arcadia, and they are dispatching a wing of Angels to the city in order to stop what they suspect to be a demonic infestation. Each angel is assigned to a human who could potentially be the next victim of the malevolent force overtaking Arcadia, with the task of hunting down and destroying whatever is causing such pain to the humans.
There's just one problem- their enemy exists in the physical realm, and angels need to be bonded to a human to effectively fight against it in the physical world. And their teenage charges might not be all that interested in forming a metaphysical bond with someone who claims to be an ethereal warrior sent by a mysterious force to protect and watch over them night and day...
1.) Every member of this RP must play as a human AND as an angel. Yes, two characters are required. Why? Because your angel will be paired with another writer's human. You are absolutely free to set up your pairings with another writer here or in the OOC thread. The purpose of this is to not only create a diverse cast, but to encourage collaboration between everyone and to keep the plot moving if anyone needs to take time off for whatever reason.
Humans should all be 16 years old or very close to turning 16 (fits with the pattern of the comas).
A template for your convenience:
Weapon (Angels only):
2.) The powers of angels are not unlimited. Until the human you are paired with accepts a metaphysical bond, they are the only person that can see/interact with the angels in the physical world. And once bonded, you cannot walk into a hospital and heal everyone in the ICU just because you want to. When dealing with demons, you get the fun stuff- flaming swords, ethereal wings, energy beams, all that jazz. When dealing with humans, you are almost completely human. Basically, if the miracle is something that could potentially happen without an angel's intervention, your angel can force it to happen but will be magically drained afterward (like calling down a lightning bolt during a storm).
3.) Humans should be fleshed out, flawed, and believable characters. The whole reason the angels are being assigned to our humans is that they are on the more vulnerable and troubled end of things (dealing with grief, drugs, love lost, ostracized, gay, etc.), but aren't so beat up that they roll over and give up at the first sign of trouble. The same goes for angels- feel free to make them former humans with tragic or triumphant pasts.
4.) This is NOT going to become a theology thread! Where the Angels and demons come from is going to be pretty neutral (Angels serve the Powers That Be, the Big Guy/Gal; Demons serve the Dark One, The Unnamed, the Fallen). The angels should be as diverse as the humans- if some think they serve a female deity while others think it's male, by all means, write that way. In summary: NO PREACHING PLEASE, JUST WRITING!
5.) To show that you've read the rules, you must submit a short post of 2-4 paragraphs with your character sheets, showing your angel and your human arriving at the funeral home for the recently departed student. The funeral home is named Blessed Rest, and the student was named Mark Greene. Just make sure you've got proper grammar and punctuation and approval will be virtually guaranteed.
I'm looking for between 3 and 5 writers, and may be open to taking others on later. Also, my writing style is very... collaborative in nature. Meaning I have an idea of where this story will go, but am happy to make room for any sub-plots or twists in the main plot you as writers might like to make. If people express interest, I'll throw my characters up and create an OOC thread.
1. Parael (Ivy)
2. Aoi (Ian)
3. Nakir (Everett?)
4. Alex (Roy)
5. Joanna (Liu)
6. Cardib (Gabriel)
7. Zephyr (Hadrian)
The IC: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...43#post8012443