Quite literally the city between Heaven and Hell, Purgatory Heights exists as the largest, most boisterous metropolis around, where anyone who's anyone resides. Like any other city it has the most prestigious schools, famous stars, notorious crime organizations, and some of the wealthiest families around reside here. It's a perfect hot spot for a budding superstar, or perhaps the bohemian art student looking for a big break, or maybe even a student who was lucky enough to afford a tuition at the prestigious institutions within, but what lurks beneath this city, is a conflict. With a heavy density of humans in the area, angels and demons are bound to be attracted to such a place, and whenever they come around trouble just seems to lurk in the air. You play as a resident of this Global City, angels, demons, and humans are all welcome.~
As we all know, Purgatory is often defined as the boundary between Heaven and Hell, this city represents that to the T. It is the only location where Angels and Demons can live peacefully with one another, and the City was purposely created in order to attract humans. Don't worry, none of you are dead, rather you were caught up by the attraction of Purgatory Heights, the life it could give you, the people you could meet, the jobs you could get. Yet, it's been brought to your attention that some strange occurrences have been going on. For one; a couple of strange and inhumane murders being investigated are currently heightened by the media. Not only that, it seems the night brings along many unknown dangers. You hear talk of some type of conflict, or war in the making, but aren't exactly sure what to make of it, it shouldn't affect your life anyways, right?
God' little warriors, Angelus, Guardians, Angels; whatever you choose to call them, angels are meant to be the manifestation of God's will on the mortals he created, here in Purgatory Heights, where God has no influence whatsoever, the Angels are practically free to do whatever they want. One must always remember that Angels are usually tricksters, born with a certain type of charm, and usually inborn beauty, charisma, and apparent innocence. It is difficult for humans not to be allured by these beings. Angels are neither good or bad, they are willing to sacrifice whomever or whatever to attain their goals, and often look at the world through a gray filter, as such they have no problem turning people into their pawns, or using others to gain an upper hand. Yet, they are limited in what harm they can bring to humans, they cannot kill humans, neither can they posses humans without granted permission.
Most angels try to live by God's word, but it can be tempting in Purgatory Heights, where they feel they will be ostracized for the simplest offences. Similar to Demons, Angels take the form humans are most likely to recognize, other humans (with the exception of bearing wings on occasion.), and many of them posses a wide range of powers, unfortunately being in Purgatory Heights and staying there means that power gained before residency are stripped from them, and they are practically born anew, meaning that they are forced to rebuild their powers from the ground up by starting with only one. Angels who are in Purgatory Heights are typically there for 3 reasons: 1: They did something blasphemous in the name of God, and are therefore being hunted by Archangels. 2: Wanted to give up their right to be an Angel, and otherwise find a way to gain back their humanity, or 3: Mated with a human by mistake, and wants to raise their Nephilim child under the safety of the metropolis, where neither Archangels nor God can interfere with them.
Types of Angels
Known as the highest rank an Angel can earn in their servitude to God, Archangels demand respect and earn it easily, though they are a rarity in the domain of Earth, and they only come to our realm if one of their own has gotten out of line and is in need of a reprimand from their God. Even though their powers are stripped down in Purgatory Heights, Angels, and Demons alike know not to tempt with their abilities. Archangels usually only come to the city to see if their kind is acting in part of God's word, they are not allowed to reside any longer than a few months because of their servitude to the higher powers. They are a fearsome kind, ready to battle anyone in the defense of their Holy Kingdom.
Seraphim only come second to Archangels, they are known to have a multitude of wings upon them, and are easily the fastest and dexterous angels. Their power lies in the physical realm, where they can change themselves to become flexible, or perhaps even lift a ton. While they can be stopped by Archangels, it isn't advised that one tempts these beings either. This type also claims to have some of the most beautiful, or handsome angels.
Virtues rule over the domain of nature, and can bend elements to their will, though this is restricted to one element per Virtue, while they are the weakest purebred Angels, they make for some of the smartest, cunning beings around , and have slight premonition. They, and the Seraphim are the only two angels allowed to procreate with humans.
Nephilim are the offspring of either a Sepharim and a human, or a Virtue and a human, whichever angels proved to be the other parent is the way power is balanced among them, but they are by far the weakest angels, and have very scattered abilities. They can only gain greater power by devoting themselves to God, but God in return sees them as abominations, Nephilim who aren't born in the safety of Purgatory Heights are often exterminated by Archangels. Prophecy has it that a Nephlim is the one who will bring this world to a halt, though one can never be sure who is saying these ill begotten prophecies.
Fallen angels, Dark Angels, Hell's Vermin, Demona, these are the many names ascribed to demons, and they are meant to represent the manifestation of Lucifer's will. Much like God, Lucifer has no influence upon his seeds in Purgatory Heights, they can live just as freely as their angelic counterparts. Demons are usually associated with nefarious acts and people, but don't be mistook, the stereotype does not fall upon every Demon around, in fact most just seek a way to live their lives as normally as possible under the safety of Purgatory. Angels and Demons flee to the location as a means of safety, or perhaps a way to exist without being bound to their creators. Physically, Demons are more seductive, and enticing than their graceful, innocent counterparts, and all demons regardless of types can posses a human. Demons typically thrive off of humans who are repeat sinners, therefore in order to collect souls they often strike deals with humans to grant them their desires, or in other cases permanent powers (see Interfectors). Demons are usually in Purgatory heights to either: A: Expand their powers by gathering souls, B: Simply escape the torture of returning to Hell or C: Hide their Cambion child under the safety of the metropolis, where neither Archedemons or Lucifer himself can interfere with the them.
Types of Demons
Archdemons are the counterparts to Archangels, the difference being that Archdemons can transform from their human forms into grotesque monsters of any kind, and most are quite nefarious. Archdemons are typically powerful fallen Angels sworn to Lucifer's side, but lack the amount of control he has as the first of them. Even in Purgatory Heights they still possess immense power, and if they lose it they can easily gain it back by taking more souls. Archdemons in Purgatory are usually careless, and greedy, they could give a damn about their peers, and will often seek ways to get humans to sin as much as they can, or sign over their souls. There are more Archedemons around in the city, than that of Archangels, and as they grow to be a rampant problem, Lucifer is looking to combat those that have turned against him.
Tantibus are also called nightmares, they are the demons who are able to use darkness and light as their power. They are able to teleport, and can use intangibility. Surprisingly, these beings are apt to be the less malevolent sort of the 4 types. They can be just as daft and as cunning as a Virtue but lack their intelligence. They along with the Succubi/Incubi are the only demons who may procreate with humans.
Sexually oriented Demons who tend to be the most alluring out of the 4 types, they are adorned with charms, pheromone control, and the ability to physically manipulate themselves to fit the needs of a person of their choosing to suck the life force out of. They possess intelligence matching that of the Virtues, and are often great strategists in battle.
One would think that Demons want nothing more than to suck the souls out of as many humans as possible, but they are in fact, demons with half a heart, or perhaps none at all. Cambion are the offspring of a pure blooded Demon, and a Human. Physically they may possess some features belonging to a demons more monstrous form, such as horns, sharp teeth, eyes that darken or change color, yet they are still weaker than the average demonic being. One has to commit a deed of great evil in order to be noticed by the likes of Lucifer and given the chance to become a full fledged demon, yet similar to Nephlim, Cambion are hunted by Archdemons, as their souls and blood is considered potent enough to boost a demon's power, even in Purgatory Heights they are not completely safe like their Nephilim counterparts, but most are able to defend themselves if push comes to shove. Like the Nephlilim, a Cambion's abilities is dependent on what type of demon their parent was.
Interfectors, although not given any affectionate nickname, they are considered the middle ground between the Angels and Demons. The knowledge of these beings in our world not only alarmed humans, but forced them to understand an enemy far stronger than them, in the beginning humans crafted holy weapons to fight against both sides, (though mainly demons felt their wrath), but as an heavenly or demonic being would know, humans are awfully susceptible to the advances, and the enticing nature of both of the races. The first Interfectors died before even reaching their middle ages hardly even causing a dent in the populace of angels and demons inhabiting their space, as such the Deities took notice, their minions knew that if the humans could truly do nothing to harm them, then who could actually stop them from seizing back Earth as there own. It was the only time both Lucifer and God seemed to agree, that the humans truly needed mediators to settle these issues, and so they went about sending out Angels and Demons who could strike deals with humans, an ability absent in hose days, and it was birthed through the first true Interfectors, the Angels and Demons had yet to realize that the power to strike deals could be more of a double edged sword than anything. Soon, the humans were able to fight back, and keep each side to their place. While originally, they were more concerned about protecting the human race (and still are from time to time), most Interfectors are busy trying to keep Angels and Demona off of one another, and to make sure that their part of the deal is being held up.
Interfectors can only be those with some modicum of human blood within them, as far as what's been seen, regular Humans, Cambion, and Nephilim are usually the ones applying as Interfectors. Humans more than the other two. In Purgatory; the police department isn't what you'd think of any normal police department, it's composed of Interfectors, Slayers, Exorcists, anybody whose been trained to defeat supernatural creatures usually apply for a position as both a detective and standard Slayer. There are many different methods to becoming an Interfector, the primary way to strike a deal with either side of the spectrum to gain powers (that is if you were born human), although being a Cambion (half demon), or a Nephilim(half-angel), gives you an automatic advantage to easily become an Interfector without striking the deal. A human who wants to become an Interfector is forced to strike a deal with either an angel or demon of any particular level, as such, said Interfectors needs to have some weapon or item they are attached to, like for example, an Interfector with tattoos can use those tattoos to seal demons and angels away or in other creative purposes. Or maybe, you have a particular weapon passed down to you from your family that has been blessed or cursed with angelic or demonic powers as part of the deal. Interfectors are capable of fighting and hunting either angels or demons, though most tend to stick to the more malevolent beings. The downside to being an Interfector is with all these superhuman powers passed down to you, the deal struck with the aforementioned angel or demon is costly, you can choose from having half of your life force stripped away, or having your soul automatically condemned to the real Purgatory after death which can be described as a place of endless, tortuous nothingness, but some Interfectors by the grace of God, or Lucifer can be given the choice of immortality and to fight under these deity's until the end of time as they know it. Few Interfectors have chosen, or been chosen for this route. It's considered rare, and in itself just another way to expand the torture of not having to visit the real Purgatory.
"Can be added at player discretion."
Welcome to Purgatory Heights
- Looking for literate players.
No Godmodding, Metagaming, or Powerplaying, doing so will most likely end in you being removed from this roleplay.
No Flaming/Trolling, Arguments should be kept in a friendly manner
This roleplay will be considerably mature, I expect you guys to be just as mature as well, explicit subject matter should be taken to Pm's.
Romance is allowed, but should not be the driving force behind character relations.
Character relationships will be explored in this roleplay as a part of development.
This will be a very sandboxy type roleplay, so character are free to practically be anything they want, and have any job they want.
The youngest you can be is 17.
Demons and Angels are only to have one ability, while humans are allowed to have 2-3 skills, look to the CS for more info.
I need players to use pictures of actual people.
Deal struck with a Demon or Angel is not always involved with Interfector recruitment, a deal can be made without said character wanting to be an Interfector, being one is only required if a human wants powers.
No one lining or chat speaking, at least 1 paragraph (five sentences) in IC posts.
IC posting will begin when I choose, please do not write any IC posts until your application has been approved.
All Roleplaygateway rules apply, please respect them.
If you have any problems, or want to add some addition you're not sure about to your OC's character sheet, please feel free to PM me.
Dedicated players should try to post at least twice a week.
Please try to interact with other characters.
Convo's are allowed between characters when scenes require focus on two or even three characters.
Most of all, enjoy yourself! It is a roleplay after all!
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