The Never Ending Scourge

The Never Ending Scourge

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A war between the Supernatural is being waged on the streets of Chicago, far from the naked eye. Which side will you take?

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The Situation in Chicago: In the United States of America, there are several smaller supernatural states within the country hidden among the normal, "vanilla" humans.
Over the years, they have separated into two groups: the ones who prey on humanity, and those who protect them. The former consists of the Vampire Court, one of the largest supernatural states, it has a population of nearly half a million. Its allies are the Unseelie (Winter) Court of Faerie, and the Fallen Knights (Wizards who have been possessed by extremely powerful Fallen Angels.) On the other side: The Wizards' Council, which is a large organization of humans who have the ability to control magic. Their allies are the Seelie (Summer) Court of Faerie, and the Hunter's Guild (humans who have been blessed by Heaven so they can face the forces of evil more capably.) In the winter of 2013 one of the most influential Lords of the Vampire Court was found dead, blasted by wizard fire. Outraged, the Vampire King Protesliaus sent an envoy to the Wizards demanding blood for blood. He demanded the blood of five wizards for this murder, and the Merlin refused him, and for his insolence, he burned the envoy alive. Protesliaus declared war, and mobilized his people. For the first time ever, the supernatural march to war. The city of Chicago, which is one of the most important cities in America, has become the battle ground. Whichever side can win control of it will have a serious advantage over the other... The only problem? Not being noticed by the humans…






Roles of the Vampire Court:

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King Protesliaus:The King of the Vampires has been at his seat for thousands of years. He rules over all with unflinching strength and resolve. And while his has lived for many centuries, he is still and understanding man, capable of sympathy and loyalty. However, he will always do what it takes to keep his people alive and to keep respect, no matter the cost In his old age, all pigment has left him. From his skin, to his hair, and even his eyes, there is nothing but pale flesh and ice. He is a sight to behold on the battle field, much like any other vampire, but he has centuries of tact, stealth, and combat of any weapon and war you can imagine .The King has never taken a wife, but all women in the court count themselves as his consort until they are claimed by a male of the King’s approval. He prefers to drink vampire blood to remain at his strongest.






Vampire Lord:Image The older and more powerful vampires, these vamps are second only to the King.They possess a large area they are entitled to hunt in, and are allowed a retinue of vampires whose size depends on how many humans live on their land. Due to their age, they have begun to show it. They have silvery grey hair, slightly wrinkled pale white skin, and sunken eyes, which begin to lighten from the pitch black of the full grown vampires to an extremely pale blue color, which they can use to persuade humans to join their cause. Due to their rarity and expense, only three vampire lords may serve the King in the province of Chicago, but they may direct the war effort in the city any way they wish to as long as they keep secrecy.




Mature Vampire:Image The vast majority of the Court, these vampires serve as basic soldiers for the court, and are commanded by lords. They look like any other human except for the fact that their eyes are completely black. They must consume blood every three days or they weaken. 9 days without blood kills them. The perks of being a normal vampire are that, though they don't have the influence of a lord, they do have the ability to walk freely under the sun for longer periods of time (3-4 hours before it starts to hurt, compared to a lord's instant pain upon feeling sunlight) and because they don't look old, they are some of the best "bedroom" spies, using their vampire seduction skills in order to get more information or turn an enemy into an informant.


Half-Vampire: ImageA person who has been bitten by a vampire and had blood exchanged. However, they have not yet drank the blood of a human, and so they remain in a half way state. They enjoy some of the perks of vampirism like immortality, enhanced strength, agility, and sight, but they don’t have the full deal. They also have a constant thirst for blood, and the more they draw upon their vampiric abilities the stronger the thirst gets...









Roles of the Wizards' Council:
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The Merlin:The living embodiment of the modern Wizards' power. He is the most powerful, wisest, and oldest of the Council. The current Merlin is in his 500s, which is ancient for Wizards. He is one of the most powerful wizards to everwalk the Earth, and virtually none can challenge him in his capitol at his stronghold in Tennessee, from which he directs the war. The Merlin is elected from the senior council upon the death of the last one, and upon his election he abandons his name along with any hope of a wife or child and takes on the title. He is identified by his massive white beard, purple robes lined with gold, and golden staff.





Senior Council Member:Image 12 of the mightiest wizards in the USA, they are all in their 300s and are all masters of their chosen application of magic. Their power is great, as is their wisdom. They are recognized by plain purple robes with white belts. They all carry white staffs which they can use to focus their magic. For example: turning a massive fireball into an intense almost laser like beam of fire. As extremely powerful assets who make many of the decisions for the entire wizarding nation, no more than one can be present in a war zone unless the Merlin of the Council calls for a meeting.



Warden of the Council:Image The wizards of war, they are all adepts at elemental magic. They act as the soldiers/police of the Council, and are the first line of defense against any threat, internal or external. They are armed with long-swords tailored specifically to their magical aura, and use them to focus their magic, and they are recognized by their grey cloaks. Their age isn't really a factor, for their ranks are filled base on merit. However, there are only limited amount of them. No more then a squad of four can be assigned to a zone unless the Merlin orders it.


Wizard of the Council:ImageFull fledged wizards make up the bulk of the council and in time of war can mobilize into a army of terrifying power. However, not all wizards are created equal, and most who just claim the title wizard have talents more focused on making money for the council, for researching things that interest them, or on building up their personal knowledge. Wizards of the Council are an extremely diverse group, with no standard garment or staff except for a white belt they all wear around their various robes.


Apprentice:Image Youngster who has magical talent, and is being tutored by a Wizard in the Arcane arts. Their abilities range greatly depending on age (10-40) and their own latent power.








Allied Nation Roles:


Winter Sidhe:Image Powerful creature of Faerie, their agility and strength is unmatched except by their opposite numbers in the Summer court. Iron is the bane of their existence, and the touch of iron hurts them in the same way hydrochloric acid is to humans. Their voices are beautiful and bewitching, and they are very persuasive when it comes to making deals that harm mortals. As nobles of Winter, they are at the height of their power at midnight and during the winter. They are weak during noon. They can appear human if they wish, but they mostly keep to the night and the shadows like their vampire allies They despise their cousins of summer, and will thus engage the Sidhe of Summer before they attack anything else. The only reason they fight on the Vampires' side is because Summer backs the Wizards.


Summer Sidhe:Image Powerful creature of Faerie, their agility and strength is unmatched except by their opposite numbers in the Winter Court. Iron is the bane of their existence, and the touch of iron hurts them in the same way liquid nitrogen harms a human. Their voices are beautiful and bewitching, and they are very persuasive when it comes to making deals that benefit them. As members of Summer, they are at the height of their power during Noon and the warmer months. They are weak during the night. They despise their cousins of Winter and attack them no matter the cost. They assist the Wizards because of a historic friendship between the two nations.


Hunter:Image A human who has been blessed by the forces of heaven in order to battle the forces of darkness. They bear one angelic tattoo on their right shoulder, and their natural abilities are advanced by the blessing. However, this blessing is rare and only given to a small percentage of people. At most there are maybe a few hundred across the entire nation, and as such there are only a limited few for the city of Chicago. They are best against vampires and the Fallen, but the Sidh have unraveled the blessing and turned it upon them by luring them into deals. If a hunter kills a normal human then their tattoo burns them, and leaves them, leaving them powerless.


Fallen Knight:Image A wizard who has been possessed by an Evil Fallen Angel. They have an insane amount of power available to them, along with the added advantages of immortality and the omniscience of the Fallen itself. They speak all languages and know most things, but they can not enter a church, they cannot stand the power of faith, they are no more powerful then a normal person to one of the hunters, and they can be exorcised by a priest. Their distinguishing features are the strange sigil on their foreheads. There is currently only one in Chicago, and he/she serves as an advisor/bodyguard to the Vampire leadership in that area.






Strengths and weaknesses:


Vampires: Much more physically powerful then their opponents, but with several weaknesses such as direct sunlight and the blood of enchanted beings. They are extremely durable, but if their belly is shot or destroyed then they are extremely weakened because that is where they keep their blood. Only true way to kill them is to decapitate them or complete incineration.
Wizards: No more physically powerful than your average human, they rely on their minds and preparation for war. Attacking a wizard in a place and time of his/her choosing is tantamount to suicide. They can release the power of existence at command, so long as they have time to prepare it.
Sidhe: (both varieties) They are strong, agile, fast, and use magic very capably, more so then most wizards, but unlike humans they lack free will and are bound by many laws. They cannot lie, or disobey the words of their Queens. Their relative strength is also determined by certain times and dates.
Hunters: They are stronger, more agile, and faster than an average human, but they aren't super. Their strength lies in their capabilities to shut down the more powerful evil doers, but sin can leave them vulnerable.
Fallen: Extremely powerful, but any form of religion can repel them, or even destroy them. Their mortal bane are the hunters.






Pre-ordained Character slots available:All roles except for the major leaders of each faction are gender neutral. Only the Merlin and Vampire King FC's are nonnegotiable.

Vampires:
1.The King:Open
2. Lords
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c)Open
Wizards:
1. The Merlin:SonofMars
2.Senior Council Member
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b)Open
c)Open
Allied Nations:
1. Winter Sidhe Queen:Belynta
2. Summer Sidhe Queen:Kirihe
3:Leader of the hunters:Belynta
4.Fallen Wizard:Open

There are still council wizard, apprentice, mature vampire, half-vampire, hunter, and Sidhe positions. All others are listed above!





The war starts in a pretty even stalemate, and no side has the advantage. Can you and your comrades swing the balance in your favor? Whoever wins this conflict will shape the future of the Human Race, for good or ill.






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Character Portrait: Kadence Avery Adair Character Portrait: Alexander Daniel Farmer

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"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it." -J.M. Barrie





Kadence loved watching the surroundings and she enjoyed her third eye being open. She laughed as she played with the sprite. When she heard her teacher's worried voice, she looked towards him. She closed her eyes then opened them again, still seeing the red and blue of her teacher's aura.

"How?!"

She cried this out as she began worrying. It wasn't long until she would be slowly going insane. She grabbed her head, a sharp pain hitting her mind. She screamed out, an agonizing scream as she felt the true effects of keeping one's third eye open too long.

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As Kadence began screaming Alexander jumped in surprise. Her mouth was wide open and the screams of a tortured girl rang out in the clearing. He realized what was happening, and moved in front of her, kneeling. He grabbed her head with both his hands, and began pouring his power into her, so that she had a lifeline, or perhaps a sanityline would be more appropriate. He gave her the feeling of security, calmness, and confidence, drawn from his own aura. He opened his Eye quickly, and noticed with satisfaction that a column of blue serenity and red passion flowed from his left and right hands, respectively. It was working. Alexander spoke gently once more. "Kadence, let go. You have to envision the Eye within your mind, and then shut it. Will it closed. Now."

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"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it." -J.M. Barrie





Kadence felt her teachers hands hold each side of her face. She looked at him with slight tears but then she colored her eyes, trying to close it as she was told.

It was dark.

Darkness was all around her and cradled her as she floated in the abyss known as her mind. She turned around, seeing nothing but darkness all around. A large eye came out of the darkness. The color was a startling blue and green. It was beautiful. She watched as it stayed open. This must be my third eye. She watched it then closed her eyes and concentrated, starting to speak.

"I stand here in the darkness and I am trying to close you. You cause my teacher to worry and you cause me to have the possibility of losing my sanity. I demand you close now."

She spoke sternly and the eye seemed to listen. A voice rang out as it closed.

"Kadence..."

Her eyes fluttered opened to see her teacher above her. She put her hand to her head, a massive headache hitting her hard.

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Liliana walked with her queen to her private chambers, even being able to indulge in some imported wine and sit with her. Even though she was their queen, Sidonie treated her like family. She listened whenever she was worried or upset, was the only person to know of her singing and kept it a secret and even allowed her privileges like this that most other Sidhe would only dream of experiencing.

Then she said those words. "I have a matter to discuss with you." It spoke of neither ill or good, but kept itself hidden in a neutral realm of mystery. What could be so important that she must be spoken to alone in the queens private chambers? She set the glass of wine down and became fully attentive.
"Of course my lady. What is it that you wish to discuss?"

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I cave. Free-posting has begun I see no other way to get the ball rolling so...have at it.

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Hey y'all, Imma is indisposed currently, so I'll be the one to turn to for questions and what not seeing as I did most of the background for this. I want this roleplay to flourish, and it will. So don't slack off, and we'll make something beautiful here.

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]I'm fine with maybe one dialog post with a character after the intro if it requires it, but there were seven. The point, of an intro post to me is for everyone to set their character inside the setting and once everyone is in there place that is when free posting begins. This is just how I like to do things. Also, all posts should be more than a paragraph. If they can't due to dialog, then you can make a joint post as long as it is discussed between both authors and noted in the post. Thank you.

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I'm sorry but I'm not trying to sound rude here. I believe that when you post the first post it should be able to let everyone start posting. If characters are no where near other people, the descriptions of where the groups of characters are will help them decide where to go. I feel that this RP would flow better if that was allowed but it's not my place to say.

I look forward to other people posting so we can get on with this story.

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I admire the enthusiasm that some of you have to go ahead post and make dialog and everything like that, but as I said in my last post now is a time for INTROS. the time where everyone is able to set the foundation, setting, and mood for their character's first appearance. So let's all take a breath and once everyone in the RP has replied we can start free posting. Also, once free posting has begun, let's keep the back and forth posts to a minimum so it flows better. Thanks!

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Sorry for the delay in posting guys, been hectic the last few days. I will have a post up tomorrow night after work.

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Whoo! Finally posted!

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Wait... did I make sure to reread it?

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I'm sure it's fine

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IT time for everyone to start their intros!

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I don't want the Fallen Knight anymore

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i'm working hard on my charrie. I hope you don't mind but I'm doing a personality/history mash up, so a good solid five and a half six paragraphs for the whole thing. It will flow together don't worry and I will bold her personality traits while in the paragraphs.

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@Belynta Aye! Haha, we'll send the vamps screaming for dark little holes.

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@Sonofmars - I think my character (Nate) and Alexander will get along quite well after reading his CS. They're both sarcastic and hate Vampires (due to losing their women) I could see the two of them going on a few vamp hunts together lol

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I would like to reserve a member of the Summer Sidhe, if a spot for one is still open.

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I want to reserve the Fallen Knight

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@cyber I'm putting up another character, a Warden of the Council, so if you want him to be your character's mentor, that can be arranged.

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I'm open for characters until Friday and I will start a forum for character relationships on Wednesday. If you would like to go ahead and PM each other that is your choice. Intros will begin on Saturday.

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Who's is going to be Kadence's teacher?

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Leader of the Hunters is submitted, let me know if you need me to change anything.

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Alright..got my CS in for my winter Sidhe..although I keep calling them Fae. LOL. Let me know if i need to fix anything, but I hope she works out!