"It's a world full of chaos now. You'd better band together or be prepared to be left behind."
After the Falling- In Character
It's been 31 years since the Falling, a day when 7 asteroids hit the Earth. A society has risen, and fallen... Giving way to a new Regime. The only way to stop this Regime from destroying the land will be for factions to come together and put aside their pasts. Deep wounds don't heal without scars though, and some would rather watch the world burn before helping each other.
Three types of people inhabit this new Earth:
The Gifted, humans with exceptional powers from the Radiation the Falling created, are now being hunted and turned into slaves. Their powers vary from being able to turn invisible to mind control. The only catch is, the more they use their powers the faster they die. Even though their bodies have adapted to the Radiation, is hasn't recycled it completely. They are still in danger of turning into one of the Morbus, and losing their powers all together.
The Pure, humans who were completely untouched by the Radiation. In the beginning, they ran the world. They created order from chaos, and made sure that everyone was taken care of. They fell from power as the number of Morbus rose, and they were sent into hiding after the Curing War. The Curing War broke out when the Morbus learned that an antidote for the Radiation could be made by the blood of the Pure. The Pure learned that the blood of three Pure would purge the Radiation from the Morbus, and even from the Gifted, but that was too much for them to give.
The Morbus are the current rulers of society. Many of the high powered Morbus had been Gifted who abused their powers to the point of deformation. They are twisted people, generally with no morals. Many of them are too sick to function, but several others are able to walk, talk, and even go into the sunlight without being burnt. They must always wear gas masks when not in their homes, though. The Radiation is still in the air, and still harmful to them. Some more extreme Morbus hunt down the Pure and drink their blood or devour them, hoping that it will in turn cure them.
Our story takes place in Upstate New York, where three different factions are growing. The Sol, the Aureus, and the Terra. Based on who chooses to lead these factions will decide whether or not they form alliances, or become enemies. Each group's leader will dictate how they treat other Gifted, Pure and Morbus characters. All characters will have been wandering around the United States, if not the World, in search of finding people who share their ideals.
Groups and their leaders will be able to build communities, and run their faction as they would run a small country. There can be a leader, a sub-leader, you can make your faction be a theocracy... Anything. For the start, we will only have the Sol, Terra and Aureus, but if we pick up members and someone wants to break off and make their own faction, we can definitely do that too.
Remember, for anyone who is playing the Gifted- power comes at a price. You must develop some sort of weakness after you've used your power. Also, if you happened to be a Pure or a Morbus who is "cured", you still have the possibility of getting sick again.
Starting out, these factions won't be bothered by the Regime government. However, as we're going along I will play as the Regime (if you'd like to help me do this, please PM me) and you will learn that they're coming in to check on the people. When they arrive to your cities/towns/camps, you are allowed to either comply with their demands, or fight back. Remember, if you choose to fight back, you are fighting against an entire army that will have other hired Gifted in it, not just a group of sick people. So, unless you have alliances established, or a good number of people in your group I don't suggest fighting back.
What is Allowed:
- Romance: As long as you keep to the rules of the forums. Anything intense can be done over PM.
- Violence: Fighting will inevitably take place. You must let myself and the person you are going to fight know that you intend on challenging them.
- Killing: You are allowed to kill other members of the role play, however, the person you intend on killing must be okay with it. Like fighting, you must let myself know that you've agreed upon it, and that it is going to take place.
- Spying: You can spy on the Regime, or other factions.
- Having Multiple Characters: You may have up to three characters. However, you must be able to keep up with them, and they cannot exclusively interact all the time.
What is not Allowed:
- Being exempt from the Gifted's weakness: If you use your power a lot, you will suffer both long term and short term problems from it. The more powerful you are, the more weakened you are by using said power.
- Randomly taking over someone's group: You must have permission from the group leader if you are going to challenge/take over a faction, and I must be informed that its happening and both parties are okay with it.
- Abandoning a Character: If you're playing more than one character, don't have one just floating around. They must all be active. If you find that you'd like to get rid of a character you can kill them, or write out how they've left
Faction Name: Aureus
Area: Area 1
Ruler's Name: Paul Maun
Government Type: Technocracy
Main Imports: Medicine and Natural Resources.
Main Exports: Machines and Advanced Technology
Stance on Pure and Morbus Peoples: Pure and Gifted with powers around metal and other technology are accepted as people. Morbus and other Gifted are labeled as Subjects and are captured to be tested upon. Aureus think that they can find a cure for both the Morbus and the Gifted and can spread it world wide.
Faction Name: Terra
Area: Area 2
Ruler's Name: Taint
Government Type: Dictatorship
Main Imports: Tech/Food
Main Exports: Slaves/Captured Land/Materials
Stance on Pure and Morbus Peoples: Terra belive that Morbus are the next step in evolution, they think pure are scum, only good for blood, and gifted should serve Morbus.
Faction Name: Sol
Area: Area 3
Ruler's Name: Athinar Sylver
Government Type: Survivalist Republic (Mainly a loose organization that follows a leader, has the right to elect representatives to the annual council, and elects a new leader once the old one dies.
Main Imports: Tools & Medical Supplies
Main Exports: dry food, fish, and mercenary protection.
Stance on Pure and Morbus Peoples: Are mainly Pure, but have no quarrel with Gifted, unless they misuse their power, and are disgusted and horrified by the Morbus, and usually shoot on sight, unless a friendly one comes under the flag of truce/surrender.
The Aureus Faction is OPEN
The Terra Faction is OPEN
The Sol Faction is CLOSED
We are always accepting new characters~
Appearance: (Real pictures please, no anime or drawing unless approved by me)
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus):
Powers (If applies):
Other Information (Optional):
If you're interested, feel free to post your character here. If you'd like to read more of what people asked, feel free to look at the Interest Check.
Characters Thus Far:
Name: Athinar Sylver
Appearance: (Looks like that dude from the Grey) 6 foot 4 http://kaw.stb.s-msn.com/i/8D/8FA038...2739BB4C53.jpg
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Pure
Faction: Leader of the Sol
Powers (If applies): none
Bio: No one knows much about where he came from, or what happened in his past, but they do know for sure that he's an awe-inspiring leader.
Other Information (Optional): Carries a metal Louisville Slugger that has been repaired many times. Wears light body armor over his clothing. Mainly made out of worn Kevlar, and some leather strips
Name: Tanhya Nikolae
Appearance: medium blonde, light build, blue eyes, about five foot eight in height.
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Gifted
Powers (If applies): The ability to create phantasms and realistic illusions, at a distance up to thirty yards. This makes her nauseated and in extreme cases pass out if overused.
Bio: Travelling with nobody to protect her as a young child, Athinar took her in and raised her to be his second in command. This doesn't mean that she doesn't love him, though. He is like a father to her, and her, a daughter.
Other Information (Optional): Carries a rifle that has a silencer on the end, wears a black hoodie and blue jeans.
Name: David "The Rookie"
Appearance: brown haired- green eyed, he's fairly short, and always smiling. His face looks somewhat young for his age, but he doesn't care.
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Pure
Powers (If applies): none
Bio: The newest recruit to the Sol, he arrived at the gates as a happy-go lucky traveler wanting to find a safe place. Fascinated by the prospect of not being alone, he joined the next day. He is a good scout, and may soon lose his moniker of "Rookie," as he performs exceptionally well in the field.
Other Information (Optional): wears normal clothing, and carries a SOG knife.
Name: Markus Jacobsen
Affiliation : Gifted
Powers : Visions
Bio: Birthdate: 24 September 1987
Birthplace: Oslo , Norway
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Languages: Norwegian , English
Personality Profile: Mysterious , Dark , Athletic , Brave , Handsome , Warm , Trusting , Caring , Loyal
Name: Taint (Real Name: Damean Costen)
Powers (Before the Change): Regeneration
Bio: Damean was a leader of a militia protecting a small gifted faction, with his power to regenerate at will, he could survive the most brutal of battles, and come out fine. He served them for years, when they encountering a pure colony, his faction tried to negotiate with them, but it turned into a blood bath when the people of the colony found out they were gifted, and "purged" them. Only after using his powers to the max to stop internal bleeding, he started to mutate and turned in a Morbus, and he was reborn. Able to survive the sun, he was able returned to his camp and gathered supplies and took off. After months of travel, he joined a group of Morbus in the Midwest, and with his charisma soon turned most of them against their leader and split off. His cult like ideals and leadership lead him to gather a large faction, using the gifted as slaves and hunting the pure, he was soon wealthy. The name of his faction, Terra or Earth is the base of his cult like ideals, Morbus should be the race to inherit the Earth, the next step in evolution, above the gifted and pure, so he named his group after it. Traveling to New York for new slaves, he soon encountered other factions........
Name: Robin White
Appearance: Med height/slim build, Straggly dark hair and blue eyes. [will have pic soon]
Faction: None to start with, will join
Bio: Grew up in Britain in a faction of Gifted. It was taken over by a group of Morbus when she was 17, and she was put to use as an infiltrator and spy because of her power. She left them because of how often she was forced to use her invisibility and rebelled at the thought of joining the ranks of Morbus. She fled to America to avoid the faction leaders who want her abilities, yet has found herself only running from more. She will give her allegiance to a good cause, however.
She's impatient, distrustful and rather untrustworthy herself. She's learnt to lie to stay alive and get to where she wants to be. Independent and often cold and pessimistic. She's rather cunning when it comes to avoiding people and staying hidden.
Name: Paul Maun (Me-Aw-En)
Bio: Paul was an exceptional child when he was born. His intellect was beyond many of his age. He was a genius. He was in 4th grade, even though he was 7, when the asteroids hit. As society quickly fell apart, Paul's family moved all around the county. Going from place to place. They would stay with small camps and groups for a few months then move on, going towards New York. It was a supposed safe place where Gifted and Pure had set up camps. When they arrived, they found a camp. A small group called the Aureus. They were intent on curing all the gifted and the morbus. They wanted to raise the world back up from the ashes of hell. But these were all sad dreams to them. They were a large group compared to others but they were only a couple hundred in numbers. For now, the future looked bleak. When Paul was 15, he was already a major leader in the now growing Faction. They were expanding. They had rebuilt factories and were now major builders in this destroyed world. They had shelter and food. They were a small society. Then, the new Regime started getting power. It was slow at first, but they were taking power. Huge armies that could wipe out anyone who stood in their way. They were dangerous, but there was no way to stop them. Supplies would be taken by the Regime. People called into the army. It was tough. But they moved out, on a journey to take over the rest of the world. When Paul was 20, he became the leader of the Aureus. He had vision. They already had a sort of Technocracy because of how they made money, off of machines and technology. But, with Paul as leader, it became a real Technocracy. People moved up and down the ranks. It worked. It worked so well. At 23, Paul had started to look for a cure. His sister was one of the Gifted. She was brilliant and had a a extraordinary talent with metals. She was his right hand man. His go to person. But there was no cure. And so, the line of subjects began. Age 30, His sister has died from overuse of her power. This makes Paul go mad with grief and he starts a whole network of tests. Morbus and gifted alike. They were captured and tested upon. They became less than human. They were toys in the Aureus' hands. All in a mad search to find a cure. This is how life has been for Paul. It's had it's ups and downs. But he has survived. He will survive. He will find a cure.
Name: Jack Law, now known as Narth
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Former Gifted now Morbus
Powers: Power over fire
Bio: Jack was born with the amazing ability to control fire. He could make it dance in his hands. He would play with fire and no harm would come to him. He was one of the gifted. Growing up, Jack was always warned never to use his power to much. He must only use it when in a time of need. And Jack followed this, though he would many times bend the rules. There was no need for his power yet he would use it when it helped. This was one of the many things that made him become one of the Morbus. The Morbus. Creatures that were once just like him. Most were sick and dying and the rest were crazy. They were the big bad monster under the bed for all gifted children. But they were real, and there wasn't just one. There were many. They roamed the world and set up factions and camps. They were a constant danger to Gifted. Jack and his family moved about, staying as far away from the Morbus slowly taking power and becoming the dominant race. Morbus overwhelmed the Gifted. There were so many. So they ran. And fought. And hid. And this slowly drove Jack mad. He eventually left his family with a group of men and women who though they could escape this new world. How wrong they were. Leaving his family pushed Jack towards insanity, and becoming a Morbus. They joined a Group of pure who took in Gifted. He spent his final year there. Then, a raid came. Jack fought. He Fought to hard. Much to hard. Jack was left with both a broken body and mind. He left. He wandered the world, alone, becoming what he had always feared. A Morbus. He was insane and his mind grew all the more crooked and broken every day. He started to accept it. His memories became twisted. His family was wrong. The Morbus weren't monsters. The gifted were jealous. They wanted to be like him. Like his brothers and sisters. They were wrong. WRONG! They were scum. They deserved to be slaves at his feet. Pets to the master race. Yes. He was a hero. He was a god. He had surpassed. He was a Morbus. He was not Jack anymore. He was Narth. These feelings led him to the Terra in New York. These people knew how the world worked. Gifted were slaves. Pure were scum. Yes. YES!. These people were his brothers and sisters. His family. They thought like him. He was one of them. Yes. Yes he was one of them. The Morbus! The Morbus! The Morbus are supreme.
Name: Gordon Lockwood
Appearance http://geekwhisperin.files.wordpress...m-reynolds.jpg About six feet tall, 175 lbs has a distinctive look about him, like something from an old Western film gone horribly wrong but it works for him. Handsome, charming (when he speaks) he has a tendency to keep to himself but has recently begun attempting to come out of his shell. His attempts at social interaction are sometimes awkward but during combat or scavenging operations he is eloquent and well spoken, missions being the vast majority of his life for some time.
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Gifted
Powers (If applies): Chameleon like ability to blend in with the surroundings
Bio: He grew up in the heart of old New York, born a couple of years after the Fall it was discovered early that he was a gifted child and his parents cautioned him to take great care in the use of his ability, lest it end his life prematurly. His parents both succumed to sickness five years previously and the day after they were intered he left and came across the Sol Faction. Their open outlook and fair manner of governing themselves convinced him to work with them and he has done nothing but since then.
Name: Eris Humphries
Bio: Grew up with her Uncle Todd, a man who is not even blood related to her. Her parents were killed by the Morbus in hopes of the pure blood of her mother would cure them. Her father had not been pure, but instead had become one of the gifted. The over use of his powers was used in attempt to protect his wife and baby girl, and thankfully at least saving one. That was when Uncle Todd came along, a man belonging to Sol who came around to check out the scene. He found the newborn Eris laying in her father's arms, crying unhappily. He raised the girl in Area 3, teaching her all he could about war fighting and what was to come, even what had already happened and how. Educated on the life around her from a young age and on, she learned to be tough and strong-willed. Things became a bit unfortunate when her only family figure was shot and killed. Now on her own, she strives to make him proud in every way she can, driven by avenging the death of her parents and her uncle.
Other Information: Has multiple scars on her back and side of her torso
Name: Spike Tucker
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Pure
Faction: No faction
Powers (If applies): None
Bio: Ever since the asteroids hit earth Spike has been wandering around by himself avoiding all the factions and people. He's been surviving using his own ability to hunt and gather materials.
Name: Artyom Barkov
Apperance: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...in-d5bqy0i.jpg http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...in-d5bx5nf.jpg
Faction: None at the moment
Bio: His parents were originally born and raised in Igarka, Russia. His father served in the Russian Airborne Troops for most of his life, but when Artyom was born, he retired from active duty to go home and raise his son. When he was very young, the parents decided that it would probably be best for there little boy if they moved to the United States. They eventually settled in Buffalo, New York. Of course, later that year the seven asteroids hit the earth and changed life as we knew it. His mother soon died from radiation poisoning and his father resolved to teach him how to survive and how to fight. Much of Artyom's life was simply training and training over and over again, until one day a Morbus attacked them. Artyom was able to defeat it, but it was sadly too late. His father quickly died from the wounds he had sustained in the fighting. Artyom took what equipment he could, buried his father, and set out into the world, looking for a purpose in his life.
Other Information (Optional): He speaks english, but it has a heavy Russian accent to it because of his father.
Name: Amarillo (Real Name Unknown)
Powers: Persuasion. If she uses it in excess, she becomes severely dehydrated and her skin begins to blister and her tongue swells.
Bio: Amarillo was born to a wealthy Pure couple who had two Pure children already. It was a shock when she was born as a Gifted, and later in life she tattooed her body over all of the small scars that the sickness had left on her body. Because her family was killed when she was young, Amarillo has been forced to figure out life for herself. She witnessed her family be taken by a group of Gifted and Morbus who wanted them for their blood- to attempt to cure themselves. Since then, she's been a loner, trying to make it on her own. Every now and again she sneaks into a faction hold and steals, sells, and settles for a few months, but for the most part she'd rather test out what happens by herself.
Other Information: She lives in a cabin very close to Area 3 (Sol Faction) and runs a shop out of her cabin. Her services include healing, and black market items such as fine jewelry, tools, and other such supplies.
Name: Roger Fink
Appearance: (Real pictures please, no anime or drawing unless approved by me) A once average looking man of Irish decent now twisted by the toxic uses of his gift. Bald from age, aged from radiation. His skin was plastic wrap pulled too tight and left on too long. The dryness from the dehydrated cells were the price paid to use Roger's gifts. The eyes were his most noticeable feature. Seemingly too large for his shrunken eyelids to cover, the orbs stuck out with an I'm-always-watching creepy stare. Before the Falling, people complimented their beautiful true Irishman blue, now the dryness and bloodshot look overwhelms what used to be there.
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Morbus
Powers (If applies): Once had the powers of super human speed. Roger could move faster than some could blink. Tragically the cells in his body could move faster than the rest of him could keep up. He aged quicker than normal. And moving as quick as he did, the wind sheer tore his skin apart. The overuse of his power turned him into a Morbus.
Bio: Roger was married after the asteroids hit. The Falling may have changed the planet, but it didn't change his desire for a real life; a life with a wife and kids. His only daughter Eris, took after her mother Mary, not only with looks, brown eyes and brunette hair, but also the immunity to the radiation. Both were pure, and both were targets. Roger did his best to protect them both. Even going as far as becoming a Morbus, but their pure blood couldn't be saved. Mary and Eris were killed. Roger was certain they were. He was certain he had lost them in his last stand as the overuse of his powers put him in a coma. He didn't see them die, but it was easier for him to think of them as gone.
Other Information (Optional): Life as a Morbus was simple enough. Roger never concerned himself much with the politics and the warring. He did his best to keep to himself, set on slowly rotting away alone.
Name: Logan Covar
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Gifted
Faction:None for now
Powers (If applies): Light manipulation/absorption. Can convert UV light to energy which can be used in various ways. Too much energy or abuse will cause seizures,blackouts and cardiac arrest.
Bio: Logan along with his twin sister Deya were born shortly after the Falling. Not long after their birth, their mother passed due to radiation sickness leaving their father to care for them. Moving from colony to colony the Covars did odd jobs just to get by until the day the Morbus attacked, murdering Logan's father and kidnapping Deya. From that day forward Logan would train to rescue his sister assuming she was still alive.
Other Information (Optional): When out in the sunlight Logan keeps mostly covered to avoid absorbing excess light.
Name: Audrianna Fara Stevens
Affiliation(Pure, Gifted, Morbus): Gifted
Faction: Sol Area 3
Powers (If applies): X-ray vision- Audrianna has the ability to change her eyesight's capabilities and make it so she can look through different types of things.
When used for too long, it causes her severe migraines, temporary blurred vision, hallucinations, and discoloration of her eye. Over a long period of time in which she misuses it; it can cause blindness, hypersensitivity in and around her eyes, cataracts, and it can affect other parts of her brain. :P
Bio: Audrianna wasn't a big surprise, her parents were both two gifted who decided "hey let's bring a child into the world despite it's conditions." Well not really, but you get the gist. Her parents were ecstatic when she was born. But life wasn't all wonderful. Her father began to overuse his gift, and in turn became bitter and cruel as he slowly began to deform into a morbus. At that point, Audrianna was only seven years old. Audrianna's mother, who had only used her gift per say about three times in her whole life, tried to leave her father with Audrianna. But, as they were leaving their home that night her father had anticipated it.
And shot her mother dead.
In a panic, the little Audrianna wasn't sure what to do. So she started running after realizing her mother wasn't going to wake up. Her father's loud snarls of anger and rage still ring in her head today when he couldn't find her. Since the,n she's lived with Sol.
Other Information (Optional): She owns a slightly mutated gecko. He's the size of a dog and named Takoo.
Name: Harley Gianna Williams
Bio: Harley was born to two pure parents who were both part of Sol. She's spent all her life there, and followed in her parent's footsteps. She is trying her best to pull her own weight and help out.