There is a legend that goes back centuries, although very few give it a thought any more. Only a small group of people even know about it anymore, seeing as the modern world prefers not to think about dark things or things they can't control. Even out of the group of people that know the legend very few of them choose rather foolishly not to believe in such things as curses. They dearly pay for that later on. Sure, the story has changed over the centuries and few people know the true story, but the truth in the legend has not changed and it has never been suspected to change. Until now, that is. I'm sure you're wondering what exactly the legend is, aren't you? Well, I'd love to explain it to you. Here we go...
Long ago, there were only two intelligent beings in this world and those beings were the humans and the elements. Of course, many people don't think of elements as being intelligent beings with a form but they are. Each one has one specific element assigned to it and each appears to be a human when seen by mortal eyes. This is how the humans created their deities; by looking at the human-like elements. There were six of them all together; Water, Fire, Air, Light, Sound, and Earth. They reigned for many years, spreading peace and comfort around the world for the humans to enjoy. Unfortunately, like all good things, this could not last forever; it was never expected to.
Eventually there came another element; darkness. And from darkness came five elements of their own, making a total of six opposing elements. The new element were Darkness (the one who ruled them), Lust, Lies, Murder, Depression, and Temptation. Darkness wasted no time spreading these things over the world. It didn't take long for humans to fall for all his tricks. It didn't take long for humans to fall in love with the things he had to offer over the good things that the elements had provided for them for so long. It was then that Darkness decided that he wanted to be the only element ruling over the world along with the elements he had created.
After he decided this, Darkness attacked the elements and it was clear they would die soon and no joy would be left in the world for anyone. This is why they came up with a plan. Each of them took a mortal husband or wife and had a child with them. After the child was born they were found to have the same abilities as the elements had. They were then sent to a mansion the elements built so they could remain safe no matter what happened because of a shield put over it that hides it from mortal eyes as well as hides their presence from Darkness. When they were at the age of twenty five they were released into the world and were to find suitable partners. Each had a child and sent the child to the mansion as they always did.
Eventually, the elements were defeated by Darkness but, to Darkness' surprise, the world did not descend into utter chaos. This is when he discovered of the children. Luckily, he has never found them.
This is the story of the Cursed. Many people wonder why the children are considered cursed at all because they have magnificent powers. They are considered cursed because they will never truly be safe. Shortly after they have their children almost all of them die. So now you see the painful life of the Cursed.
Alright, so I plan on seperating this RP into acts in hopes that it will go far. I have plans for the first and second acts but the second act plot may change depending on what happens in the first act. So, here is the plot for the first act:
The kids are living their lives normally and there doesn't seem to be a problem; the shield is protecting them and all of them have several years before reaching the fateful age of twenty five. But, as always, Darkness and his followers remain and they are working to find the children. The first act for the kids will be a lot of character development and a lot of different training to get them prepared to fight Darkness if they have to. For Darkness (who I will be RPing) and his followers it will be more about finding the location of the children by looking back at past evidence as to how the children were sent to where they were. There also may be several plot twists in any of the acts because I will be sending secret PMs to certain members about things to make the RP more interesting for the act. Essentially, the first act will end with Darkness finding their location and traveling to it. After doing this, Darkness will start a battle with the elements. Also, when Darkness attacks, he will take one of the elements captive to get the others, knowing full well that they will not win the battle. He plans on trying to corrupt the element and turning them on the other elements. After this we will begin Act 2 which I will explain when we get there.
-As far as the Earth element goes, I know some people label this as plants and some label it as rocks and things like that so I'm going to clarify this now: when I say Earth I'm talking about rocks and minerals and things like that.
-I will add what element has what room and different info about the mansion as far as location and everything else in the OOC.
-I will be RPing the water elemental and Darkness. This way I'll be able to influence both sides with my characters if I need to for certain plots to take place.
-The interest check will serve also as a place to sign up for the thread.
-If you play one of the Dark elements or plan on signing up for one, remember this: These are being that have been around since near the beginning of time and they are very intelligent about the ways of humans. They are good at what they do. For example, Lust will probably be very attractive and manipulation, Temptation will be good at tempting people into doing things they may not have wanted to do originally, Depression will be very good at making people think less of themselves, ect.
-If you play one of the Dark elements, they have cover names so when they do have to talk to real people they normally use a different name. When around each other they use these names interchangeably. For example, Darkness is going to be named Eric.
-Also keep in mind if you plan on signing up for one of the Dark elements, they won't choose a body that people won't trust; their going to choose and make a body into something that people like and that people will trust.
-If you plan on playing one of the elemental children, remember that for the first act they won't be very powerful yet because they're learning about their abilities. No one will start out with a character that knows everything about their abilities unless their one of the Dark elements.
-Please don't sign up for two characters at first. Depending on how much interest I get for this I might open that up as an option after a certain period of time but for now please refrain from doing so.
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