Two Steps Away From Hell

Introduction



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ImageThe Earth is no longer the one we know. After many years of nuclear war, the Earth is nothing more but a mass of wastelands and uninhabitable terrain. There are many towns, groups, and colonies of humans all over the remaining landscapes, but the largest and most habitable is the city of Terra Nova.

Around 7 billion people currently inhabit the city, but morality to birth rate is dangerously low, and people no longer have much will to live. Every day life is spent by simply trying to survive. They help build buildings, grow and hunt food, make clothing. No one holds a job any longer, and money hasn't been heard of in almost a hundred years.

Another section of the earth has turned into a fiery wasteland filled with lava, volcanoes, and pits full of poisonous gasses. Another humanoid species came to life there, in the pits of nuclear waste and toxic fumes. They are known as Demons. They look mostly human, but each have animal-like attributes, can survive in the hazardous wastelands, and are able to shape-shift into forms more like their animal attributes. They also have abilities that heighten their senses, speed, and give them healing abilities, allowing them faster recovery time and the ability to hear from small wounds almost instantaneously. While demons have human origins, they are no longer considered that. Originally, they were shunned and ostracized by humans, but were eventually accepted. While most Demons prefer to stay in the harsh environment, some have begun to mingle with the humans, and some have even had children together.

ImageLife is somewhat steady, and some people are even happy. But there is danger lurking around every corner, and the realm of man has become intertwined with the realm of magic and spirits.

Sixty years ago a prophecy was made, saying eight children born of the elements and the animals would be born, and those children were the ones to vanquish the shadows. At the time, no one knew what it meant.

But eight children have been born, four human females, and four demon males, each born with an intricate birthmark on the backs of their necks. The mark symbolizes their bond with one of the four elements, Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. All four of the males and three of the females have been raised in the same building. The three females have grown up together, and know one another well. The four males have done the same. But the female of Earth was never found, and for our story to start, she must be found.







ImageThe powers of the eight children stem directly from the elements themselves. Let's talk about the females first. They are all human, and there is one for each element. However, they have no control over their elements at all. The only reason for their existence is to draw upon the raw power of their element, bring it into their bodies, and give it to their partner. The demons cannot do this without the aid of their partner. That being said, the females are a sort of catalyst between the element and demon. They each do have one rather important ability. They can all heal wounds.

The way they use their abilities is through song. They all have five songs that they each sing. Two to gather power into themselves, two to transfer it to their partner, and one to heal. The reason they have four power songs is because their Demon partners each have three forms. Their normal selves, a secondary form where they gain more attributes and features of their respective element and animal, and a third and final form where they become a complete version of the animal.

Think of the songs from Ar tonelico. The female not only sings the song, but can project the music for anyone around her to hear. Another thing: the transformation the demon goes through lasts only as long as the girl is singing. When she reaches the end of the song, she can choose to start over or stop. If she starts over, the demon's power continues. If she stops, he'll revert back to normal.

ImageNow to talk about the Demons. They each have some sort of physical trait that ties them to a specific animal. What this animal is, is completely up to you. But please make sure it makes sense. I don't want a lion as the form of the Water Demon. In their secondary form, you can choose how much of the progression you would like to make into their animal form, I'm not picky. One thing that must be clear: The females must be very careful about how much power they give to their partners at once, as well as the partner must be careful about how much power he tries to take. If he takes or receives too much, he will die. The demon's bodies were not made to hold that type of power for a long amount of time, so it wreaks havoc on their systems.

In their basic form, they have some minor control over their elements. In their secondary form, they have much more control, but cannot do something major, like shift a land mass seven times their size, or make more than two volcanoes erupt at the same time. But in their third and final form, they each have total mastery of their element. But there is a major downside. Their final form not only puts such a strain on their body that they can only stay in that form for five minuets, but they also go comatose for up to two days, recovering. It also puts a major strain on their partners as well, due to the amount of power they have to take into themselves before they give it to their demons. Demons also only have a first name, no last names.







ImageAll eight of the children were raised by a man they call the Master. An old, very powerful. and very wise man, he has lived a long time, and knows many things about this world. He knows how to harness the power of the world through songs, and how to command each element. However, his age has begun to catch up to him, and his power has waned. So, he has taught the eight he found, in the ways of old, so that they may take up his challenge, and perhaps succeed where he has failed.

He has knowledge in a great many areas, such as magic, song, science, and alchemy. He will sometimes relay this information to his students through the necklaces he gave them.

The Master is an NPC who can be played by all of us. From time to time, he can give the seven his advice and guidance. [Think of it as professor Oak in the Pokemon games. Only not annoying.]



















ImageThere is an evil that has spread over this land from the time of its very beginning. While it comes in many different forms and likes to spread its chaos all over, perhaps the form it is most often recognized as is the form of a shadowy wolf. Darkness is his main weapon, but he also uses fear, pain, loss, anything negative, he can manipulate as well.

Shadow is a fully playable character, but please understand that I want a lot of depth for him. Therefore you may not be accepted even if you reserved the character.







Characters

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Human Female [Bellatrix Hagen] - Fire
As Played by AvaLovelace

Demon Male [Morrigain] - Fire
As Played by Naga's Shadow

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Human Female [?] - Water
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Demon Male [Yunan] - Water
As Played by Leej10100

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Human Female [Nagari Thorne] - Earth
As Played by Naga's Shadow

Demon Male [Cecil] - Earth
RESERVED by Leej10100

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Human Female [Calia Spirare] - Air
As Played by Cindorkella

Demon Male [Masahiko S. Yuudai] - Air
As Played by Black Joker

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The Master
NPC

The Shadow [Umbra]
As Played by Binsetsu


[Credit for Skeleton goes to Jakuri-chan, who was kind and awesome enough to let me use it]
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  • All Characters must be reserved before you submit them for approval
  • Just because you reserve a character does not garuentee that you will get the spot. Final selection of characters is up to me and me alone. If I don't like your character, I will not accept them, end of story
  • If you don't like my rules, don't join
  • Please be litterate. And use propper grammar. And please don't make me beg
  • You must use the character sheet that I provide, and complete it in its entirety. You cannot leave anything blank, or condence it at all
  • No one is allowed to post until all the characters are submitted and accepted by me.
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  • Please be curteous of others in this roleplay. If you cannot post every three days, please let us know via the OOC and when you plan to be back. Keep us updated if at all possible
  • Please have fun. This is meant to be role play, which means I need others to help me complete it. It may be my idea, but you guys are going to write the story. So please, join, and as long as you follow my rules, you'll have fun, I promise!

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Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Can I reserve the water female?

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Well, as I said before, anyone is welcome to play more than one character. So if you really want her, go right ahead. Plus we could start sooner, too.

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I could try to find someone, if it comes down to it, I wouldn't mind making another character? It'll probably be a day or two but if no one else wants to take her or if no one is found, I'll do it :3

Also, just stopping by to let people know Im alive. I feel like I need to start talking more lol

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Well, we can't start without the Water Female. I can't make a player's wanted ad becuae I'm too new to post links [if only they knew, I've been on this site for four years] so again, if you guys have anyone you can invite to this, that would be great. I've been asking around, but all my fellow role players only like to play guys. :/ ugh.

And double ugh, I had Nagari completely done, and it didn't save ANYTHING. -_- Now I'm too frustrated to go back and do it over.

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Hey, still here! i check in regularly since its summer and all. I'm excited for it to start.

-Cindy.

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Hey^^ I'm here and my characters are about complete.

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Hey~! Still checking in regularly!

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Alright. I'm loving the characters so far. Do any of you have people you can invite to this? We need the other characters need to be taken before we can start. I'll update the intro page right now to see who we still need ^^

!EDIT!: After updating the page, I realize we only need one person left, the Water Female. So if anyone wants to pick up a character, or they know someone who would like to play her, that would be awesome. Also, if everyone could just throw up a "hey" here in the OOC so I know you're still with us, as soon as all the WIP's are finished and the Water female is taken, we can start :) Thanks so much for bearing with me guys. The last time I put this up we didn't even get to start, so I'm really hoping this doesn't fall through.

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Oh, then can I take the earth male, if that is okay with you? Unless someone else wants that role?

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

To everyone who is reserving characters, you are reserved. Also, if you like, you may take on more than one character. I shall be taking the earth female as well as the fire male. Thanks for your reservations, guys!

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

(Sorry if you see this twice. My computer is being crazy...well stupid.)

May i still reserve the Female Air element? If not, thats ok. I completely understand. Thank you, great roleplaying idea!

-Cindy.

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Nevermind, sorry, I'm no good with making anime characters :( I don't know enough about anime to be honest to find any good FC's

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D'aaww, The Shadow has already been reserved, I had me eye on that one. That's too bad. In any case, I just wanted to say that this looks like a very interesting roleplay, kudos! I'd also like to ask if possible I could reserve second fiddle (understudy? second choice?) for The Shadow? :)

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May I reserve Human Female [?] - Air
OPEN

Character will be up as soon as possible

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

May I reserve the female water element?

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May I reserve the Male of Water, and if possible can I have a try at making The Shadow? Never mind about the shadow role.

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May I reserve the Demon Male of Air? I will try to make the char as fast as possible but it may take maybe a day or so because I need to complete my WIP chars. Thank you very much.

Joker

Re: Two Steps Away From Hell

Of course, spot reserved ^^

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Could I possibly take the Female Fire element? I Love this!
I'll try to get her in as soon as possible :3

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