The Talismans Awaken

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Every 2500 years, 12 seemingly ordinary Talismans become endowed with 12 unique magical powers. At the same time, the demon Laoshin, is able to escape his otherworldly prison. It's the year 2018, and that time has come.

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"The Talismans Awaken"

2500 years ago (482 B.C.), a rare alignment in the stars released a demon from the Otherworldly Plane. The demon, named Laoshin, wreaked havoc on the ancient world with seemingly no way of stopping him. However, 12 mysterious warriors appeared, each having their own mystical Talisman with magic powers. They would come to be known as "The Immortals" or "The 12". They battled Laoshin, but were unable to destroy him. The Immortals were forced to combine their powers to throw Laoshin back into his world, just as the rare alignment ended. The Immortals then separated, hiding their respective Talismans in the furthest corners of the world. What they did not know, is that the alignment of stars that freed Laoshin was a cosmic event that happens every 2500 years.

The year is now 2018. 2500 years have passed, and the time of Laoshin's release is fast approaching. Around the world, the 12 magic Talismans begin awakening one by one, and along with them, new Immortals are awakened in the form of ordinary individuals (each born in a separate Chinese year) becoming endowed with magical powers (the power the Talisman that corresponds with their birth year). Only one of the original 12 Immortals remains. Can he find the 11 new Immortals and assemble them in time to defend the world, yet again, from Laoshin?

They're 12 Talismans. Each with a unique ability. They go as follows:

1. Boar - Heat beams from the eyes. -Open
2. Rat - Giving life to that which has no life (namely statues and toys) -Taken
3. Ox - Superhuman strength -Open
4. Tiger - Separating good from evil in the form of polar opposite twins. -Open
5. Hare - Superhuman speed -Open
6. Dragon - Power of making fire from one's hands or mouth. -Taken
7. Serpent - Invisibility -Taken
8. Horse - The healing of any ailment. -Open
9. Ram - Astral projection -Open
10. Monkey - Shape shifting between animals. -Open
11. Rooster - Levitation -Open
12. Dog - Immortality -Taken

The idea is that our characters were each born in a different Chinese year and naturally possess the ability to wield the power of the corresponding Talisman (even if we aren't holding the Talisman). Not only that, the powers of the corresponding Talisman become stronger when used by the right person (ie More powerful flames when the Dragon Year character uses the Dragon Talisman). However, for each animal, their is an opposing animal. While the powers of matching Talismans are stronger, the opposing Talisman is weaker (A person born in the year of the Dragon cannot use the Dog Talisman and because they oppose each other and vice versa). Those oppositions are as follows:

1. Boar =/= Serpent
2. Rat =/= Horse
3. Ox =/= Ram
4. Tiger =/= Monkey
5. Hare =/= Rooster
6. Dragon =/= Dog

Every character (even if not one of the Immortals) can still use the basic powers of the Talismans like in the show. The Immortals can use their corresponding power WITHOUT the Talisman, or have their power amplified WITH said Talisman. They can still use other Talisman powers (except the opposing Talisman), but only WITH said Talismans in hand. Make sense?

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1. Be realistic. Yes we have magic, but this is a modern setting, so please Role Play accordingly.
2. Use accurate math when determining you're character's birth year. Just subtract their age from the current year (2018) to get their birth year, then simply look up which Chinese year that was. Alternatively, just tell me what numerical year they were born in and I will tell you which Chinese year that was. For instance, a person born in 1988 cannot be the Boar, because 1988 was the year of the Dragon.
3. Unless your character is really old, they cannot have mastered more than 1 or 2 (3 tops) martial art/fighting style.
4. Do not abuse the Dog Talisman. There's a good reason I took the Dog Immortal position first. Because I don't trust anyone with natural Immortality.
5. This kind of IS my game. So just comply if I ask you to change something with your character.
6. No reservations. I’m sorry, but people have a bad habit of making reservations and never following through with them in my Role Plays. From now on its first come, first served.
7. Over all, have fun!

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Character Portrait: Vera Brown A beautiful fighter from Miami who uses the Serpent Talisman to her advantage.
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Maya Li played by MeliSnail
A shy, clumsy girl who can not yet handle the Dragon Talisman

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San Francisco: Welcome to San Fran! Known as Fog City, it's famous for being the base of many individual movie directors and for its little slice of China known as Chinatown.

16 postsSan Francisco Last Activity: 2010-03-24 17:59:10 »

Welcome to San Fran! Known as Fog City, it's famous for being the base of many individual movie directors and for its little slice of China known as Chinatown.

Chinatown: Ah, Chinatown. San Francisco's little slice of Asia. It's most famous for being a more popular tourist location than even the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Ah, Chinatown. San Francisco's little slice of Asia. It's most famous for being a more popular tourist location than even the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-16 23:58:50, as written by xoGEEKYCHICAxo
Vera's breath was soft as her back pressed against the brick wall. Slowly, she counted to ten in her head. In front of her, there was a mob, searching for her, trying to make her pay the 'debt' that she apparently owed. She clenched both of her hands, the talisman digging into her right palm and a dull pocket knife in her other hand. If they happened to come too close, they'd meet a bloody end. 'One...Two...Three...' she thought softly, hoping they would pass by her, not noticing her. One of the mob members came within a feet of her and looked in her direction. She held her breath and pushed her back harder against the wall. She knew he wouldn't see her, but she didn't care, she hoped he wouldn't hear her either. 'Four...Five...Six...TEN!' she bolted out of the alleyway and ran. All of a sudden, she ran into something. It jabbed her in the stomach and the talisman dropped from her hand, revealing her. "Shit!" she yelled, diving and getting it before anyone could see it. She shoved it into her pocket, not wanting anyone else to take it and saw the she was surrounded by strange people. They were dressed completely in black and seemed very out of place in the streets of San Francisco. She looked around her, biting her lip. "This... looks... bad..."

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-17 03:24:45, as written by Protoman X
In the street there came a commotion. Strange people wearing black were surrounding a woman. The truly strange part was that the men in black looked like ninja with beady eyes. So it was happening already? Those darkly dressed ninja were not actually men at all. It was difficult to truly explain, but in a nutshell, they were evil. But there was someone else near the scene that hadn't been spotted yet. He was in one of the alleyways, back pressed against the wall. A normal-looking Chinese man in loose-fitting khaki pants and a dark grey sweater. He had shoulder-length hair tied in a ponytail.

"Shadow Khan..." whispered Chang as he listened in to what was happening. But why did Shadow Khan care about a woman? Sure, she had the Snake Talisman, but this was strange activity for them. At this point, Chang was torn between stepping in to help the woman and gathering more information. The choice was not hard to make in the end. Chang darted out of his hiding place, and ramming a flying kick into the nearest Shadow Khan, "Hyaaah!" came a somewhat high-pitched cry as Chang swiftly swirled his arms into the Tiger stance. From there, the Shadow Khan began backing up, apparently they recognized who Chang was, and sank away into the shadows.

"Quickly!" said Chang, leaving his stance and approaching the woman, "We must leave here! They will return, and in greater number!" warned Chang. The Shadow Khan had been taken off guard by Chang's appearance, but that wouldn't last if he and Vera didn't get out of there.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-17 20:10:49, as written by MeliSnail
"I'll be right there! I'm just putting out the garbage!" Maya opened the restaurant's back door and saw a group of blackdressed people running out the alley, leaving a man and a woman behind. Maya looked at them, trying to figger out why the blackdresses men ran away so quickly. And why they were there in the first place. Completely caught up in her thoughts, she tripped and fell agains a bunch of garbage cans, dropping the bag of garbage, which ripped and caugth fire. Eek! Maya backed of and looked around to find something the put out the fire.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-18 03:33:56, as written by xoGEEKYCHICAxo
Vera nodded hesitantly. Who was he? Did he want to help her or harm her? These kinds of questions swarmed through her head like angry bees, but she ran along with him nonetheless. Perhaps he was trying to get her out of harms way of those... Things. As she ran, she could feel the talisman digging into her leg from her pocket. But she didn't dare take it out, in fear that the man would try to take it.

She took a deep breath and doted a sign as she ran. She had questions, and she needed answers. "Um... I know it's a bad time to ask and all... But, who are you exactly? I mean, what the hell is going on?" she usually didn't ask questions, but the day was getting weirder and weirder and had her more confused by the minute.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-18 16:03:36, as written by digi-kun
Jin sighed deeply. Another bust... He hadn't earned as much money as he thought he would have. The show, admittedly had some kinks to work out, but he didn't think it would be so bad that only ten people were willing to sit through and pay for it. "I'm not sure why I bother with rehearsals anymore..." It was true. His 'actors' bicker too much to even keep on script. And even when finally do, they end up getting the giggles and can't perform correctly. It was disastrous, time after time. But he hasn't given up. He took off his backpack, unzipped it and looked inside. "I'm gonna get you guys to perform if its the last thing I do..." He said. To his toys. Inside the bag were three puppets, all donning traditional Japanese clothing. Irou, the 'elder' brother in red, Jirou, the 'middle' child in blue, and Mirou, the 'youngest' sibling of the three. He closed his bag again and looked toward the sky. "I convinced my parents that I would strive out here on my own. I'll show them. I can do it!" He said raising his fists. "My spirit burns! It burns brightly! Hotter...hotter!.............???" Jin smells something. "Hey something is burning around here."

The smell was coming from an alleyway, where a girl was trying to put out a fire. "Gah!" Jin looked around quickly, and noticed that a fire extinguisher was next to the exit of her building in case of emergencies. Jin rushed over, past the girl and to the extinguisher. "Move!" He aimed the fire extinguisher and put out the blaze. "Hoo..." Jin exhaled in relief. "You know, your very impressive." He says to the girl. "It takes some amazing skill to set fire in a cold damp alley way without any help." It was true, there didn't seem to be any reason for there to be a fire where they were. "How in the world did this happen?"

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Maya still sat frozen on the ground, staring at the place where the fire had been, when she realised the guy was talking to her. "Thanks.. Maya got up. "I have no clue why this keeps happening to me.. My name's Maya by the way. You look familiar, haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

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Setting: Chinatown2010-03-18 20:40:58, as written by Protoman X
Chang ended up taking the woman to Chinatown. To the Silk Road Pawn Shop to be exact. It wasn't exacly Fort Knox, but would have to do. Along the way she asked questions, and understandably so. Chang would have answered but he was more focused on getting them to a safe place at the time. However, he had replied with, "Those creatures were a sign. Now let's go! Talk later!"

Once back at the Pawn Shop, Chang would give the woman a more detailed answer to her questions from earlier, "Alright, I think we're safe here, for now. My name is Cid Chang, I own the Silk Road Pawn Shop, and work with the Asian Art Museum on the side in Chinese Archeology and Mythology." he told her, hoping it would be enough to answer her first question. Though, obviously, he had to have been hiding more, especially since the walls of his Shop were decorated with Shaolin weaponry that was not only authentic, but also fully usable in real combat. Of course, they would likely appear to simply be artifacts to the eyes of someone who didn't know any better.

"As for those things..." he said, referring to her attackers, "...they are called the Shadow Khan. They are literally shadow warriors, using darkness as a corridor through which they strike. For some reason, they were sent to attack you." he left Laoshin out of the explanation for now. No need to completely turn the woman's world upside down. The next thing he said was a lie, "Is there anything you have in your possession worth attacking you for?" he knew she had the Snake Talisman, but even a Talisman was not worth sending Shadow Khan to attack in broad daylight for. There had to be something else to it. But what?

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-18 23:29:34, as written by digi-kun
Jin almost glowed. "Ah! You mean master puppeteer? Great showman of the east? The master marionette behind the greatest sensation that's sweeping the nation?" He boasted. "Hi. I'm Jin. Tell your friends! My show will go worldwide!" Jin made grand hand gestures, with words just as grand. He interrupted himself. "But hey, Maya I have to know. What exactly happened out here? 'You have no idea why this keeps happening to you'? So this isn't the first time you've set fire to your trash in the middle of the night? I mean really, people will think your a pyromaniac. People aren't keen to pyromaniacs."

Jin had a way of rambling when he doesn't mean to. It wasn't a nervous tick or anything, just something he couldn't help doing.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-19 16:41:45, as written by MeliSnail
Maya laughed. "Yeah, that's it! I went to see your show last week. It was good!" She turned her necklace around between her fingers, a habit of her when she talked to people. "Well it's not only the trash.. or in the middle of the night. It happens sometimes, about twice a day. It's been happening for about 10 years I guess.. I don't really remember how or when. It's kinda a big problem, since I'm pretty scared of fire. I just.. freeze everytime it happens, so I can't think clearly and put it out."
A voice came from the door. "Maya, are you alright? Come help me clean the tables, it's almost closing time!"
"I'll be right there, mom!" Maya turned back to Jin. "My parents own this restaurant, I work here for a while until I find a proper job so I can afford to live on my own." Maya looked at the ashes of wat once was the trash. ".. I'll clean that up later, you want something to drink?"

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-20 02:50:31, as written by digi-kun
Jin joked. "Your not gonna set that drink on fire too are you?" He entered the restaurant behind her, and followed her through the kitchen into the almost empty dining area. The restaurant had a chinese motif going on,and the lighting was soft and almost romantic. "Wow, nice place you guys got. Are you Chinese? You look Chinese. I'm half Chinese myself. Although I think I connect more with my Japanese half. But the Chinese have better china. Haha! Puns..." Jin went and took his seat. "So how long have you guys had this place? I imagine you guys must do pretty well."

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-20 08:18:59, as written by MeliSnail
Maya took two bottles from the fridge, opened them and put them on the table.
"Yeah, my parents are both chinese, they opened this restaurant right after they got married, which is about twentythree years ago. Business is pretty good, yeah."
Maya saw that the last costumers had left and started cleaning the table.
"How about you? Your puppet show didn't attract a lot of people, hm?"

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-20 23:53:06, as written by digi-kun
That one statement hit a bit of a soft spot.

"How about you? Your puppet show didn't attract a lot of people, hm?"

Jin fiddled with his water bottle a bit. "Yeaaah...not a lot of people actually enjoy the show itself." He looks up at the ceiling. "See, I get feed back that they were impressed at how I'm able to make the puppets do what they do, they just don't like the...script...I guess." Jin looks back down at the table, making gestures with his hands as he spoke. "See, I have these great story ideas, and they sound good in my head, it's just that when I actually get down to performing it...it just sorta..." He found it difficult putting it into words. "Took...a life of it's own... and goes in a completely different direction!" He said exasperatedly. "I mean really! How hard is it to say a couple lines correctly!? It isn't! I try and try and try, but the darned things just don't listen to a word I sa--" Jin stopped himself. His habit of ranting was killing him. And he knew it. "Eh. Hehehe." He chuckled nervously. "Sorry, I uh...like to believe my puppets are actually alive! You see. Yes. That's it. K-keeps the show real and convincing you see!"

Out of the corner of his eye, he could swear he saw a shadow move. He looked behind Maya where he noticed it, but saw nothing unusual. ...just my imagination......?

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"Believe your puppets are alive, huh? That's probably just as wierd as someone randomly setting things on fire." Maya laughed.
Then she saw him looking around her. She turned around.
"What you looking at?"

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Setting: Chinatown2010-03-21 00:15:15, as written by xoGEEKYCHICAxo
Vera looked around and let out a breath she didn't realize she'd been holding. "Shadow Khan..." she said to herself. This was very new to her. All of this was strange, ever since she found the talisman. "The...shadow khan were sent to attack me?" she reached into her pocket and held it tightly in her hand. Were they after it? After all these years, did they track her down or something? As he asked, she quickly took her hand out of her pocket. "I don't have anything they'd want." her words were said a bit quickly. "How do you know about them? Like, the Shadow Khan... Do you fight them a lot?" questions rolled off of her tongue now.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-21 07:33:47, as written by digi-kun
"N-nothing." Jin tried shaking it off, but he couldn't help but feel that they were being watched. In fact, he had this feeling all night that something was happening, but he couldn't tell what. "You said this restaurant was closed right? Like, there's not supposed to be anyone in the here right now...right?" He saw it again. He can see shadows moving around the room, circling them like sharks to unsuspecting prey. Jin was about to say something when he heard screams come from the kitchen.

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-21 10:03:14, as written by MeliSnail
Maya heard a scream and looked around. She saw them now too.
"Th-they look like those things I saw this evening!" She jumped up and wanted to run to the kitchen, but the shadows were blocking the way.
"What're we gonna do now?"

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-22 10:50:30, as written by digi-kun
Jin had panicked for a bit, as events unfolded before him and his new friend. How could anyone not? You got ninjas appearing literally from the shadows and attacking you for no apparent reason. He took a second to calm down and assess the situation. They were in a chinese restaurant, so naturally there were a couple statues here and their in the dining area. One of a small gold dragon, another of a gold Buddha. He could do something here and now, but if he did it in front of Maya...

Maya was about to run into the kitchen when the ninjas had blocked her way. She was in trouble. "Maya!" Jin had no choice. He made a dash over to the dragon statue and held it tightly in his hands. "Please work..." he did what he usually did with his puppets. He released the hidden energy inside him and infused it into the statue. The dragon's eyes glowed, and it made cracking, snapping sounds as it's body began to come to life. "Now then..." He threw the dragon at the mysterious ninja. "Do something about them!" The dragon uncoiled and flew through the air, assaulting the ninjas with it's tiny claws. It's quick movements tore through their bodies, and unfortunately, through the furniture in the restaurant as well. "Haha! Take that! Fear the power of the hidden dragon!" Two seconds later the dragon was thrown back into his face. Quite literally. It fell back to the floor in it's original form, lifeless, and useless.

Jin laughed nervously as the ninja surrounded him. "Ehehe...no hard feelings...?" He took off his backpack and tried undoing the zipper to get at his three puppets, but there was no time, as the ninjas already began to attack.

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"Jin! Are you alright?" Maya looked around. Something she really shouldn't have done. One of the ninja hit her on the back of her head, pushing her into the same circle Jin was in.
"Ugh.." She rubbed the back of her head and got up.
"So that's what you meant with believing your puppets are alive, huh?"
She looked at Jin, while he was trying to unzip his bag.
One of the ninjas came towards them and tried to hit her. She quickly ducked and grabbed his arm, then kicked him away.
"Never thought I'd use that self-defence course on a bunch of shadow-things."

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-23 04:31:52, as written by digi-kun
Jin had been pulled down by Maya avoiding the ninja's attack, as she kicked him away. "Th-thanks...!" He said, jarred and slightly surprised. He was about to unzip his bag for help, when the ninja had deemed it necessary to retreat and disappear. They melted into the walls and became shadows again, as the shadows hurried out the kitchen door. "...th...the hell was that??" Jin just sat there confused and a bit bruised. "Hey, your fine right?" He then remembered. "That's right! There was screaming from the kitchen! Your parents were in there, right??"

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Maya looked around.
"Yes, I'm fine. Why'd they reatreat like that?"
"That's right! There was screaming from the kitchen! Your parents were in there, right??" Jin said, but Maya was already running to the kitchen, Jin following her.
She looked around, but her parents weren't there.
"Mum? Dad?!" She yelled, but there was no response.
Then she saw a note. It was writting kinda sloppy, but she managed to read it.
"Trade these people for the dragon talisman." She read out loud.
"Dragon talisman? What's that supposed to mean!" She feld tears well up in her eyes, but whiped them away quickly, not wanting Jin to see it.
She then turned to Jin.
"I saw.. things just like these earlier today. In the ally. If we can find those people they were attacking.. Maybe they know something about this dragon talisman?"

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-24 08:10:25, as written by digi-kun
Jin couldn't believe it. The fight in the dining room was a distraction while they were kidnapping the parents in the kitchen. He was frozen. He didn't know what to do. What was going on. Everything was just happening so fast. Ninjas? Talismans? What on earth was happening? Maybe this had something to do with his powers...? What if this dragon talisman that they were talking about had something to do with him? Whatever was going on, he figured if he followed Maya, then he may be able to finally get some answers. "That's a good idea. Yeah, sure lets go find them. Do you know what direction they went?"

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Setting: San Francisco2010-03-24 17:59:10, as written by MeliSnail
Maya thought about it. She couldn't quite remember where they went, only that it was in the direction of Chinatown.
"I only know that they went in the direction of Chinatown, but that's not really much help either."
Maya jawned. She looked at the clock. It was 2 am.
"It's to late to go now, how about we meet here tomorrow? It'd be easier to find them by day too, I guess."

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Setting: Chinatown2010-03-25 01:50:40, as written by xoGEEKYCHICAxo
Vera shifted uncomfortably waiting for his answer. As she did, she looked around at the different artifacts and saw some kind of ancient sword. 'Must cut beautifully through the air...' she thought wistfully. She always dreamed of using a sword like people did in movies. A blade that cut smoothly through the air and cut cleanly. Her mind wandered back to the Shadow Khan... Would she see more of them? Were they after the Snake Talisman or something more? It didn't make any sense to her. After a few years with using it, they should have caught her right when she found it, right? Or did it have something to do with... "No." she whispered softly. She shook her head. It couldn't be.

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Yay, more double posting!!!11!!!1

Getting to the point, IC posting has started, in case you didn't know, so, have at it.


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Ok, I accepted the new character. I'll be the starting the actual posting in IC later this evening, so we have that to look forward to.

On a sidenote, I have erased all the Reserved spots that have not been filled and once again they are on the market. I'm sorry if that pisses anyone off, but I've had too many Role Plays where people constantly asked to reserve spots and then I never hear from them again. It's not happening this time. From now on, it's first come, first served. I even added it as a rule.


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Okay, I'll change it soon.


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Double post for the lose. Oh well.

xoGEEKYCHICAxo, I have no real problem with your character. My only issue is that she just seems too young. For one thing, it's illegal to get a job until you're at least 16 years old. That alone makes her bio impossible. All I ask is that you add maybe 12 years to her. She'd be 29 years old, but she'd still be the Serpent. She reminds me a little of Viper.

dig-kun's character, Jin, is 22. Even Chang (immortality aside) has the physical characteristics of a man who is around 30 years old.


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I appreciate everyone's interest, but I have one complaint. I have like four people reserving spots but not a single Character Sheet yet.

I hate to sound mean, but after 24 hours, all spots that have been reserved become open again. I'm sorry, but I'll not have unanswered reservations slow the RP down.


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I would like to reserve the spot of the dragon.


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Yeah, I saw your character and didn't like it. A 17 year old expert in Karate and Kung Fu that always carries weapons and has the personality of a hardened assassin? Who are you trying fool? This isn't some anime where everyone is in High School. If you want in this rolepay, I expect to see some years added to your character, especially with how skilled you make her sound.

Now, I don't care if you want to be a teenager. Be my guest. But be REALISTIC about it. A 17 year old is still going to be in High School and will hardly have mastered any martial arts (especially since they would be more focused on School-related things).


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Can I reserve a spot for the serpent? I'm working on the Character Sheet and I'll have it done soon. Thanks :)


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Nothing specific in the character sheets. Just make sure you include what Chinese Year you were born in so I will know which Talisman-power to scratch off.


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Ah, I loved that show. If it's alright, I'll take the rat!


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I'm interrested, is there anything you want to see in the character sheet?
Reserving the monkey, btw.

Also: I like the Jackie Chan Adventures theme! I hope the talismans don't get mixed up, like they did in the one episode.


Re: [OOC] The Talismans Awaken

I should probably edit it into the first post, but make sure you add your character's age/Chinese birth year somewhere in the "Details" section of the application.


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Can I reserve a spot for the tiger? ANd i will have the cs up shortly :]


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Wow. Either you have a problem with JCA (Jackie Chan Adventures) or Immortality. I didn't create the powers, and since I don't really trust anyone with a power as abusable as Immortality I went ahead and took it myself. Is there a problem with that?


Re: [OOC] The Talismans Awaken

Excuse this post. >.<


[OOC] The Talismans Awaken

"The Talismans Awaken"

2500 years ago (482 B.C.), a rare alignment in the stars released a demon from the Otherworldly Plane. The demon, named Laoshin, wreaked havoc on the ancient world with seemingly no way of stopping him. However, 12 mysterious warriors appeared, each having their own mystical Talisman with magic powers. They would come to be known as "The Immortals" or "The 12". They battled Laoshin, but were unable to destroy him. The Immortals were forced to combine their powers to throw Laoshin back into his world, just as the rare alignment ended. The Immortals then separated, hiding their respective Talismans in the furthest corners of the world. What they did not know, is that the alignment of stars that freed Laoshin was a cosmic event that happens every 2500 years.

The year is now 2018. 2500 years have passed, and the time of Laoshin's release is fast approaching. Around the world, the 12 magic Talismans begin awakening one by one, and along with them, new Immortals are awakened in the form of ordinary individuals (each born in a separate Chinese year) becoming endowed with magical powers (the power the Talisman that corresponds with their birth year). Only one of the original 12 Immortals remains. Can he find the 11 new Immortals and assemble them in time to defend the world, yet again, from Laoshin?

They're 12 Talismans. Each with a unique ability. They go as follows:

1. Boar - Heat beams from the eyes. -Open
2. Rat - Giving life to that which has no life (namely statues and toys) -Taken
3. Ox - Superhuman strength -Open
4. Tiger - Separating good from evil in the form of polar opposite twins. -Open
5. Hare - Superhuman speed -Open
6. Dragon - Power of making fire from one's hands or mouth. -Taken
7. Serpent - Invisibility -Taken
8. Horse - The healing of any ailment. -Open
9. Ram - Astral projection -Open
10. Monkey - Shape shifting between animals. -Open
11. Rooster - Levitation -Open
12. Dog - Immortality -Taken

The idea is that our characters were each born in a different Chinese year and naturally possess the ability to wield the power of the corresponding Talisman (even if we aren't holding the Talisman). Not only that, the powers of the corresponding Talisman become stronger when used by the right person (ie More powerful flames when the Dragon Year character uses the Dragon Talisman). However, for each animal, their is an opposing animal. While the powers of matching Talismans are stronger, the opposing Talisman is weaker (A person born in the year of the Dragon cannot use the Dog Talisman and because they oppose each other and vice versa). Those oppositions are as follows:

1. Boar =/= Serpent
2. Rat =/= Horse
3. Ox =/= Ram
4. Tiger =/= Monkey
5. Hare =/= Rooster
6. Dragon =/= Dog

Every character (even if not one of the Immortals) can still use the basic powers of the Talismans like in the show. The Immortals can use their corresponding power WITHOUT the Talisman, or have their power amplified WITH said Talisman. They can still use other Talisman powers (except the opposing Talisman), but only WITH said Talismans in hand. Make sense?

RULES

1. Be realistic. Yes we have magic, but this is a modern setting, so please Role Play accordingly.
2. Use accurate math when determining you're character's birth year. Just subtract their age from the current year (2018) to get their birth year, then simply look up which Chinese year that was. Alternatively, just tell me what numerical year they were born in and I will tell you which Chinese year that was. For instance, a person born in 1988 cannot be the Boar, because 1988 was the year of the Dragon.
3. Unless your character is really old, they cannot have mastered more than 1 or 2 (3 tops) martial art/fighting style.
4. Do not abuse the Dog Talisman. There's a good reason I took the Dog Immortal position first. Because I don't trust anyone with natural Immortality.
5. This kind of IS my game. So just comply if I ask you to change something with your character.
6. No reservations. I’m sorry, but people have a bad habit of making reservations and never following through with them in my Role Plays. From now on its first come, first served.
7. Over all, have fun!