Ghost Files: The River of Ashes
The city of Ash Grove: born from a legend, steeped in tradition, and--unknown to mere mortals--tied to supernatural forces. Beneath the ancient river flowing through the town and under the streets lies a dark and terrible secret that, if awakened, will put every life in the city at risk. When a strange artifact related to this secret is stolen from the Ash Grove Museum, higher powers must get it back...and to do so, they'll need the help of a number of gifted people. The worlds of demons and humans collide as a struggle to save thousands of lives from annihilation begins!
This RP is based on the anime/manga series Yu Yu Hakusho, but aside from catching a few references here and there, you don't need to be overly familiar with the series to play. Basically, there exist two worlds side by side--the Human world, which we're all familiar with, and the Spirit world, which can technically be further subdivided into the Demon world and some other places we won't get into until later, if at all. Sometimes, beings from one world go to the other and cause trouble--such as man-eating demons. In cases like these, the Spirit World makes use of Spirit Detectives, people with extraordinary abilities who are allowed to pass between the different worlds to handle cases that Spirit World can't interfere with directly.
Our characters will take the roles of those spirit detectives, though they may not hold such titles at the very beginning, or even be aware of their powers. Their mission will be to prevent a mysterious catastrophe related to the city's distant past. Along the way, they'll fight monsters, demons, and who knows what else, and develop their unique spiritual powers.
This is the OOC topic, where players can discuss the roleplay and its going-ons. I'd like to encourage a lot of player-to-player communication, especially if things like group fights occur, in order to keep things orderly and fun and not confusing or chaotic.
The RP Topic: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...River-of-Ashes
FrozenSpoilerName: Morgan Sorenson
Backstory: (Well, I don't know much about the history of this world, but I'll try.) Morgan was nobody special. In the slightest. At all. Period. Until he developed his powers. He discovered them when he was seventeen, but didn't know much about them. He didn't even know that they were the powers that spirit detectives have until he was nineteen, just a week prior to the start of this RP. He was just an ordinary person in the Spirit World (as ordinary as they get XD) and never had anything special happen. He never told anyone of his powers, and he was barely conscious of them until late in his eighteenth year. Morgan was sure he had something special early in his nineteenth year, but still never let on.
Sorry if that was bad, he really was nothing special. XD
Power: He most certainly does not start with these abilities, but later. Morgan has the ability to control the region of frost. He has basic cryokinetic powers, and can effect people with cold related sicknesses from a substantial distance. If he is in physical contact with chilly shadows, cold waters, freezing air, etc. he can actually slow down someone or somewhere, making time progress a little slower at the effected location.
At the beginning, all Morgan has the ability to do is shoot ice shards that cut and bruise the target.
Other: Whenever he is touching a freezing shadow, icy water, or air that is chilly enough to snow, his powers are easier to use and take less energy.
Sorry if this wasn't what you wanted, I don't know hardly anything about Yu Yu Hakusho other than it is an anime ^_^ Let me know if I did something wrong and I will be happy to fix it!
DiabolusSpoilerName: Daisuke Yamakami
Appearance: Daisuke is rather well built for his age, having broad shoulders and a muscular chest and arms, but he's not very tall, standing at only 5'8". He has wild black hair that spikes out in every direction, with a few bangs hanging over the middle of his forehead, and chocolate brown eyes. He smiles a lot, and when he does one can see that his incisors are ever so slightly sharper and larger than most people's, giving him a bestial, fanged look.
He wears a school uniform consisting of a black jacket over a light blue shirt, the jacket having its sleeves rolled up to the elbow, and a pair of black slacks with dark blue sneakers.
Backstory: Daisuke's father was a policeman who was killed in the line of duty when he was young. While he was eventually okay with his mother dating and marrying another man, his bond with his step-father is somewhat tenuous. His father instilled in him a desire to protect people and "beat the bad guys," but in spite of this--or perhaps because of it--Daisuke became involved with deliquency at school. His mother, after hearing Daisuke's reasons for fighting, doesn't tend to do much to stop him despite the protests of the school. Daisuke claims that he fights to protect his friends from bullies and the gangs of other schools.
Daisuke discovered his power shortly after his father's death, and has always thought that something about the trauma of the incident was the cause for its awakening. He has never told anyone except his mother about it, that being their one personal secret they keep from his step-father, and he avoids using it in public or in fights as much as he can.
Power: "Spirit Hand" - Daisuke is able to project a white, ghostly hand from one of his own and telekinetically manipulate objects with it. The Territory of this ability is about a 10 meter radius around him, or roughly 30 feet in any direction. Currently, the hand is only as strong as his own arm, and using it tires him out after three times. Only those who are spiritually aware can see the hand.
Other: Daisuke's height is a touchy subject, and anyone who makes fun of him is asking for a mouthful of fist. He also seems to be rather touchy about his hair, especially his bangs, though the reason is currently unknown...
Backstory: Asami was born in Nagoya, Japan on a snowy day in the month of February. Her mother had not been able to live through the birth and due to complications she died, almost killing . The doctors had been able to save her, but she got some form of mental disease. Asamis' father had tried to raise her but when she turned 5 he couldn't take it anymore and hung himself in their living room. Her dad and mothers side both resented her for taking their lives and she was shoved into foster home after foster home. Eventually they decided it would be better for her to go to a mental ward. When she turned 15 she was admitted into the hospital. They did many test, but nothing came up and they had no clue what was affecting her. They decided to try and socialize her with other kids and something strange had happened. nothing, nothing at all had happened, it was like she was almost no existent, no hi's no looks, not even i simple glance her way. It wasn't until she walked into the school bully that everyone noticed her immediately. The guy picked her up by the collar of her shirt and threatened her, but Asami simply laughed in his face. The Boy tired to punch her but she suddenly disappeared and walked away unnoticed. She was found under a bridge rocking back and forward and disappeared again, this time getting shocked and reappeared. Deemed insane, she couldn't be contained in jail so they had to put her in a strap jacket and in a foam room. She was contained for four years until she proved that she was sane enough to be released back into the public. She hadn't been able to learn to control power and until recent she hadn't even known she had the power, but it was obvious what ever her power was it had made her mind...twisted. She was told that she is part of a group of unique people and she joined the spirit protectors, also looking for the reason behind her insanity in the process.
Power: She can turn invisible and walk through walls and etc. Can only use it twice per day for three minutes at a time, before losing to much spirit stamina.
Personality(Other): Asami has a very different personality that is greatly affected by her "insanity". She often tries to talk to you, but instead talks to herself. She is a very kind soul but cant really show it towards other people, for those who stick around. She tends to slip between reality and her mind, causing her to have a hard time trusting what she sees. once you gain her trust it is very hard to get rid of her. She has a hard time forming plans and following them, much rather wanting to help ones in need.
Matttheman89SpoilerName: Ryuunosuke 'Ryu' Inazuma
Appearance: Ryu stands at roughly 6'2 in height, with a fairly strong build to compliment his height. He's not really what you would call bulky, but he's got enough muscle on his frame to make most would-be thugs think twice before trying to mug him for pocket change. Lean would probably be the best word to describe it. His eyes are blue, and he has blonde hair that is kept cut relatively short for the sake of simplicity, though his bangs are grown out a little bit further than the rest of his hair. He wears a dark blue jacket over a white short-sleeved t-shirt, with blue jeans and a pair of black tennis shoes. Not the fanciest outfit, but Ryu isn't exactly the fanciest guy around.
Backstory: Ryu lives on his own in the City in a small apartment that comfortably fits one occupant, making a living as a Reporter/Photographer. Because of this, he often spends a lot of time out on the streets of the city at all hours of the day and night, either following up on some kind of lead or just looking for the next big scoop. This often leads him into trouble, but Ryu doesn't mind, and even welcomes the chance to bash some heads in of some two-bit thug. That's part of the reason why he became a Reporter in the first place. Sure he wants to expose some of the seedier parts of city life to the public eye through his reporting, in the hopes that it will do something about it, but it also gives him an excuse to personally get involved, and stop some crime at the source with his own two hands. Why does he feel the need to go out and try to stop crime, risking life and limb? Well, that's easy enough to explain.
When Ryu was a young boy, he and a friend were involved in a mugging. The mugger took their money from them, and when his friend tried to stop it, he was injured so badly by the mugger, that he was in the hospital for a very long time. This instilled in Ryu a sense of guilt for not being able to protect his friend, and ever since then, he's become the type to try and help those around him who are in danger.
Power: 'Spark Mandril' - Once awakened to his spiritual power, Ryu will be able to channel his spirit energy for attacks that can mimic the properties of electricity. One example would be shooting electricity out of his body at people, but there will be others as time goes on.
Other: Ryu has a pretty friendly personality, and tends to make friends pretty easily. He also tends to be a little sarcastic, but typically knows when not to cross a line.
JackdlemonSpoilerName: Jynmi Malmshodes
Backstory: Jynmi grew up without much interesting things happening to him. He went to school, got a job, and then went back for more school. Things continued that way for a while until one day he had an accident. No, that's not right. He didn't have an accident. He was at the center of an accident. Really. The car came out of nowhere, which is not something a car should ever be allowed to do in a mall lobby, and sent him flying. Luckily there was a very fat man to cushion his fall enough so he wouldn't die, but not enough so he would be able to spend a great deal of time not in a hospital immediately fallowing the event.
The bright sides, there was more than one, was that he didn't have to pay for anything since the driver had excellent insurance, and he was in a coma for the majority of it. When he finally woke up he was quickly kicked out, and almost got hit by another car on his way to the bus stop. It was here, as the car rocketed towards him, he found himself with the ability to form barriers. He's not sure how the ability works, or how he got it. All he knows is it would probably be wise to do something with it.
Power: Jynmi has the ability to create powerful barriers with a maximum size of seven by seven feet, at a moment's notice. He can move the barriers with his mind with relative ease. Though, the larger the barriers, the more strain moving them has on his mind. Also, the larger the barrier, the less speed he can put into its movements. He can create two full sized barriers per day, or more of the smaller ones.