Hey you, yes, you. Come here. What? No, don't run away, it's okay. Look, I know what you're going through. You've been searching for something. Something called 'Elvarren'. In fact, you've been searching so hard it's become an obsession. An obsession you don't know anything about. What is Elvarren? Where is it? Who is it? Is it an object, a place, a kingdom? You don't know, but you have to find it. How do I know about that? Because I've been looking too.
It's in your dream, isn't it? The one about the voices and the people with sharp teeth and light hair. The one where you're running but you don't know where to or what from. The one where the world looks so different, like it's cut in pieces, rain is falling up, the earth shakes and spits and bright lights follow your every step. The chaos of the dream, the power of it. And you realize something, you realize-
Hey! Don't run! You have no idea how long I've been searching! How long I've had that exact same dream! I can see into your mind, I see you're scared, but don't be. My name is Dusk. Well, actually it's not. I don't know what my real name is but-
The point. Right. You've been searching for something whispered into your ear. Something you absolutely need to find but you don't know where to start, what to look for. You ran away, didn't you? Left home, became so obsessed with finding something you don't know anything about. And in your dream you can do things you normally can't. Kill someone with the flick of a wrist or see their thoughts, take control of their minds, control the temperature of isolated areas, anything. It's different for everyone. Well, let me tell you this, your dreams are real. Elvarren is real, and I can tell you right now, whatever it is, it's going to be hell finding it.
You have abilities, you know. Whatever you dreamt about, you can do it, you just need to be trained. I can do that. The best way to unlock your abilities is through lucid dreaming and shared dreaming. I'll show you how. I may not look like much but I can do things you wouldn't believe. And I've got friends, there's more of us. We're hidden right now. Hidden because there are people out there who'd like to use us. People who might be afraid of us. And for good reason. Because I think that whatever we are, whatever we're meant to do, there will be consequences and we're going to affect people. I just don't know how.
Another thing I should add that you may have already figured out; we can't touch people without... something going wrong. I'm sure you've tried, I'm sure you've seen those strange black shadows, felt the energy course into your veins, seen the other person look weak and strange. I can only hope you didn't try to do that for too long. We draw energy from other living creatures. It works with plants, so I suggest to try that. And you don't want to know what happens when we touch each other. It's just... not good. Don't even try.
I know you're scared right now but I want you to consider joining me. We're getting closer to figuring out just what Elvarren is and how to get to it... in fact, we've found something you absolutely have to see.
Oh, and one more thing... don't you dare tell me your name. You'll need a new one. At this point, it's really best you try to dissociate yourself from who you might have been before. It's... safer.
Intrigued? Follow me. We'll stop the voices, the dreams. We're going to find Elvarren.
((Alright, the idea is, there's a bunch of young people (aged roughly 14-20) who've all been getting similar dreams of chaos and voices telling them to find 'Elvarren', but having no idea what it is. In the dream, there are people who seem to float around in the air with light hair (blond, white, light blue, etc) and sharp fangs. They swarm around and chase you, but it's not them you're running from. In the dream, you feel the need to fight so you might try to strike the creatures, discovering your abilities. All the abilities are different, and it can be anything from telepathy to pyromancy, to weather manipulation (but not omnipotent, this would have to be limited) to anything, really. Your character would likely have either one very strong ability or two mild ones. You draw strength from other living things when you touch them and if you try to touch another person and hold them there too long, you might drain them so much they need medical attention... or worse. You can draw energy from anything living, so you don't have to take it from people, plants will suffice, though people hold more energy and usually make you more powerful... assuming you know how to use your abilities.
You run away from home (or are driven away, forced out, anything to get you on the streets) and meet Dusk, (aged 18) who seems to know what you are and convinces you to join him and others currently hiding out in the woods, in a hut, promising that they will find Elvarren, but warning you of the darkness that seems to surround whatever it is and whatever they are. Also warning of people who may want to capture or kill them because of their abilities. He also warns you not to touch anyone else with abilities at all costs, though he doesn't explain what happens if you do. I will explain more in the OOC thread. Anyone interested? And if you have questions, feel free to ask. This RP is set in the future, but not too distant)