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A World's End

A World's End

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Every year the sound of a bell can be heard from the horizon. It is said that those who follow the sound are taken to a faraway place, a paradise where life and death do not exist, to a time when the world was rich and vibrant with life.

1,925 readers have visited A World's End since Asperser created it.

Introduction

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In the distant future the world is a desolate wasteland. Cities now stand in ruins and humanity lives on, faced with starvation and strife. Every year the sound of a bell can be heard from the horizon. It rings once, then twice, calling those who would listen to its eerie melody. It is said that those who follow the sound are taken to a faraway place, a paradise where life and death do not exist, to a time when the world was rich and vibrant with life. One amongst thousands who make it to this place is then chosen to become god. Their wish made true, the soil made fertile, or if they desired, the massacre of those who remain.

You are one of the few who have heard the bell. What happens next is up to you.

Introduction

Welcome to A World’s End RP. You play a character in a post-apocalyptic world who for one reason or another decides to follow the mysterious sound of a bell which can only be heard once a year.

The objective of this RP is to complete five trials called "Reflections" which will pit your character against others for the ultimate goal of becoming god. These trials are located in the "Realm of Spirits" an alternate world where the character’s soul is taken to after following the sound of the bell. The character arrives in this alternate world wearing the clothes they had before they arrived, carrying a weapon that represents their personality.

The trials themselves are a place such as a city or a small island that has objectives the character must fulfill to move on to the next stage. As one progresses through the trials the objectives will be increasingly difficult to complete.

Character Sheet

Everyone starts out with abilities and powers of an average human and will overtime build up their own specialized powers and equipment. I will allow people to post pictures for their character’s physical description. Once approved you are good to post when the trials begin.

Sample Character Sheet
Name:
Gender:
Age:
Random Statistics: (Height, weight, eye color, dislikes, likes, etc….)
Physical Description:
Personality Description:

Powers, Abilities, and Skills: (You begin with one [level 1] ability or power.)
Equipment: (You begin with one [level 1] equipment and however many [Level 0] equipment you wish.)
History: (At least three paragraphs about what your character doing before he or she was whisked away or their general history.)

Power Scale
Level 0||Items that give no special benefits. Examples of these are clothes and trinkets such as a pocket watch.
Level 1||These are general skills that any average person can acquire through time and training. Competency in marksmanship, martial arts, trap making, tracking fall into this category. Weapons are limited to primitive melee and range weapons. (Swords, Knives, Bows and Arrows)
Level 2||Genius level, one in a million, mastery of a particular martial art or marksmanship. The start of magical or supernatural powers, like sparking a little leaf on fire. Primitive guns(like muskets) and ancient flame throwers can now be used.
Level 3|| You can now throw fireballs and other simple spells though expect to be exhausted if used frequently. Telekinesis is available to the point that it can stop a bullet and characters are able to lift objects several times their weight. All manner of modern weapons are now available, mines, sniper rifles, and night vision goggles.
Level 4||Magic is at the level where you can fire homing fire balls, summon familiars to aid you in combat, and perform complex rituals which can trap and entangle your foes. Psychics can now create metaphysical weapons out of thin air and enchanted weapons such as guns and swords are available.
Level 5||You can destroy and create whole mountains at a snap of your fingers. The skies darken at your presence and technology is so advanced its almost magical. This is the highest level anyone can achieve in this RP and expect it to be hard to get.

The Reward System

At the end of each trial players will be given a set of new abilities or weapons based on the criteria below. I will send a private message to players at the end of the trial on how many and what level of powers and weapons they can get. Afterwards, they are to send me a private message of their newly acquired powers and equipment for me to approve. Players do not need to update their character profile once their powers and equipment are approved. This allows people to keep their new talents hidden for the next trial.

Activity: Activity is based on how active you are in the thread. This has nothing to do with the number of posts. Rather it's how well you developed your character in the trial.

Creativity: Creativity is how your character tackles problems he or she faces. This may be taking a different approach to battle or simply finding a way to cross a river.

Combat Prowess: Combat Prowess is how well you fight other players and npcs. It takes a look at your abilities, weapons, tactics, and how well you take into consideration your opponent's actions.

Description: Description is essential so that the readers are never confused as to where or what your character is doing. Fanciful and superfluous words are discouraged. Clarity is what players should strive for.

The Rebirth System


When a character dies their body bursts apart in a flash of light and pieces of their soul fly outwards as iridescent globes. These globes congregate in special locations in each trial called "Sanctuaries" where the character is reborn as good as new. Characters can only be reborn in Sanctuaries they've passed before they died and can choose which Sanctuary they wish to be reborn at. If a character hasn’t passed any Sanctuaries they are relocated to where they were in the beginning of the trial. There is one drawback to dying, however, characters who are reborn will not remember the time after they passed that particular Sanctuary.

Ranking System

Each character will have a tattoo on their body that will be numbered based on the cumulative strength of their powers and weapons. Number one would therefore have the most powerful array of powers and weapons at their disposal. There is only one exception to this rule. When a characters defeats a character that has a higher number than their own, they will swap numbers. The design of the tattoo is unique for each person and whenever two characters are within a few meters of one another it will radiant a bluish light.

Rank
4. ???
144. Warren
375. Charles
648. Danielle
737. Angel
800. Logan
961. Alexandria

Combat System

If you encounter another player you must notify them ahead of time if you mean to attack them. They don’t have to agree to be in the fight, but they have to know that you are attacking them. This is to prevent attacks on people who happen to be away on vacation or of a similar situation where they can’t post.

We will be using what is called an open system combat when it comes to combat. You throw an attack and your opponent decides whether it hits and how much it will hurt. If one player feels like the other is playing unfairly, inform me and I will resolve the issue.

Random Encounter

Throughout the trials your character will face monsters or environmental disasters like a rock slide. These are called "Random Encounters" and will appear from time to time. You are not allowed to kill monsters from these Random Encounters unless informed so by a game master. How your character deals with these encounters is up to you, but be sure to take into account that they will happen, often when you least expect it.

Non-playable Characters

Players are free to create their own NPCs, but take note that NPCs aren’t exclusive. Anyone can take control of the NPCs you create. As a general rule of thumb, it is polite to ask a person through the OCC or PMs before you take control of an NPC they created. You do not need to submit a character sheet for an NPC, but I do reserve the right to void out posts you make if I believe you are playing unfairly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put multiple abilities as one power?
Yes, you can put multiple abilities into one power, but keep in mind that it will be weaker than those that specialize.

Ex.
[Level 1] Athletic
I'm good at running and swimming.

[Level 1] Athletic 2
I'm only good at running.

Athletic 2 will be faster then Athletic if it comes to a foot race.

When I die does my weapon get reborn with me?
Yes, in this game your weapon is actually a part of your soul. So when you die it will be reborn as good as new right beside you.

What happens to people who fail a trial? & Can I still join even after a trial starts?
I will allow late characters and characters who have failed the previous trial’s objective to join the current trial.

When will each trial start?
Each trial will begin as soon as I write up the thing and there is at least five to six people ready to go.

Starting Date for the First Trial:

September 10, 2010 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Toggle Rules

0) The plot is more important than any character.
1) Write no more than 800 words (1 page) and no less than 200 words (two paragraphs) per post.
2) Make every detail count – don’t fluff it up, but do make it sound interesting.
3) Post every other day, there should be a twenty four hours between your posts.
4) Avoid contradictions, and correct them if you are made aware of them.
5) Spelling and grammar make everyone happy.
6) Talk things out with others over PM or in OOC when involving their characters.
7) Be respectful of other players.
8) If there is an issue with god modding inform me.

Reviews

22/30
Characterization: Proficient Plot: Advanced Depth: Proficient Style: Proficient Mechanics: Proficient Overall: Advanced
ViceVersus wrote:Well, first of all let me say I am very impressed with Asperser, the GM of this roleplay. He (I'm assuming you're a he, when you read this and if you're not then my most sincere apologies) may be new to Gateway itself, but from the way he's handled setting up this RP, getting interest, and executing it speaks volumes to how much experience he's had making these sorts of RPs. Right off the bat I was struck by the picture in the introduction. I'm not sure where you got it or how heavily it was edited, but I was most impressed. Anyways, there are a lot of post-apocalyptic RPs out there, but what set this one apart was the bell. It made the RP feel unique, which (to be honest) nooooot a lot of RPs can do. The story treatment is brief, succinct, explains things well. The rest of the introduction flows nicely and the reader starts to think -- "Man! I could really get into this!" The addition of Power Scales and the Reward System not only gives the RP much needed structure, but gives the characters 'monkeybars' of sorts to swing themselves up with, instead of doing what loads of RPs will, and just letting the characters mill around on ground level. Moving on to the characters and body of the RP itself -- as you're all aware, we can't go past the first page of an RP. Therefore, I'm gaging the following based on what I read of character profiles as well as those odd posts I could read here and there. TheCharismaticCryo, zewei, Kallas Redwater, Glitchybugger, Fisk, Jman2220, X-07, and eextreme -- I don't know you guys. I've never seen you around, never really read your work but for the most part I was impressed. You all have a good command of the English language. What few grammatical things I saw were the usual writer's bane -- the sort of thing that can only go away from remembering and practice, not really more tutelage. I can't speak to character development this early (that, and the fact that I can't read more than one page) but for the greater part, the character profiles were well structured, detailed, and sounded interesting. Credit to the character skeleton, actually, for that sort of thing. I've said it like three times but I'll say it again -- I was very impressed. The only reason this isn't getting more 'advanced' commentary from me is, as I said, I cannot read past the first page. However, when you start with a GM who so obviously knows what they are doing, the only real direction you can go is up. Thank you for your time.

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What did, that water is undrinkable, mean to these people? Did she think that pure optimism would negate the need for water to be boiled before he would touch the stuff. If they wanted to die, that was their decision. He was a survivor and that is what he would do, with or without these people. He growled under his breath as a response to her asking to be brought to the pond. He really didn't know if he'd been heard, but it didn't matter. It wasn't as if he cared one way or the other.

She had then decided to take off to find the stuff that Logan had gathered. He was left alone with him for that time, and it was spent the only way he knew how, he stared straight at logan, unblinking. He wasn't going to say anything unless he asked him something, what was there to say anyways. He didn't know this person.

After what felt like ages, Angel had returned with whatever she had gone to get, a jacket with large ball looking things filling it up. As soon as she slumped it to the ground, the sky started to darken prematurely, and fast! A grin spread wide on Faust's face as he crouched low and started to chuckle. This place was fucking with him. The waking up here, the numbers that glowed, and now the pitchblackness. The cold didn't really bother him, he was used to chilly nights on the wastes, he would be fine for a night. He stopped his laughing as Angel spoke up about trying to go to a light out in the distance. What was she thinking? Go to something that is probably also freaked out by the sudden night, or worse trying to lure in anyone dumb enough to follow light after a freak darkness....no he was staying here, fuck these guys.

And what the hell were these! These big hairy nuts? what were so important about these? He had seen these on tops of those trees, but he dismissed them, he after all had no knowledge that anything edible fruited off trees. He had seen pinecones before, but they were smaller than this. He let them stay where they had rolled and hadnt touch them at all. He started to chuckle againin response to her question. "That is precisely what I am NOT gonna do. I am going to sit here, and figure our what to do in the morning." He stared at her, his night vision was pretty good, but shit it was dark out. "You are welcome to go, but count me out."

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Civor nodded in agreement at the Warren’s suggestion and pointed in to direction he had come from.

“This way,” Civor whispered, breaking into a light jog.

There was sense of urgency in his voice as the darkness oozed over the landscape, quickly approaching their location. It took a moment for Flo to comprehend the danger she was in until she was reminded by her quivering arms that the cold breeze would only get colder once the sun had fully set. If she was freezing now, it was horrifying to think what would happen once the night came and the sun could no longer provide any semblance of heat. It was then surprising that the man who called himself Warren had asked Civor about her wellbeing instead of his own.

His kindness was undeserved, unwanted, and growingly suspicious the more he displayed it. She’d do well to get far away from him as soon as this ordeal was over. Casting aside her insecurities, Flo chased after Civor into the jungle with Warren following close behind. The vegetation thickened as Civor lead them through a tangled mess of overlying vines, fallen logs, and hanging branches. He moved with a nimbleness unbefitting of a man of his stature. As if he were a young teenager instead of the middle aged man that he appeared to be.

It was almost embarrassing, for Flo who was an actual teen, to have trouble keeping up as leaves and branches periodically smacked her in the face. The ominous darkness advancing behind Warren, however, was more than enough incentive to keep her moving forward, despite her clumsy attempt to run without hitting something. Her breathes grew more frantic as she realized the darkness was far faster than she could hope to outrun. She held in her breathe it closed in and then everything went black.

Three lights glowed in the dark, one on her hand, the other through a tear in Warren’s robe, and the last on Civor’s back underneath his overcoat. It was as if world had been reduced to just three little lights traveling through a vast emptiness. The light on Civor’s back turned suddenly to the right and then stopped before the trunk of a fallen tree. Flo ducked, successfully for once, at an incoming branch and stopped right behind him.

Civor pushed against the trunk, lifting it up so that its roots hanged into the air. There was a hole beneath the trunk and he urged both of them to go in. Flo leaped in first, holding her breathe as rocks and dirt flew up into her hair as she fell. There was a loud thud as she hit the floor of a spacious underground room and she moved out of the way as Warren landed after her. She could hear Civor push the trunk back into place from above and there was a brief pause before he too joined them at the bottom.

“Well that wasn’t so bad was it?” chuckled Civor, moving past the two to the other end of the room.

“Big brother is that you?” spoke a young voice.

“Yes, it’s me. I brought friends with me though so be on your best behavior,” replied Civor, lighting a small candle and revealing a young boy laying on a bed made out of palm tree leaves. Flo noticed that the boy’s legs were thinner than the rest of his body. He was crippled. The number 1000 glowed dimly on the boy’s forehead. Civor set a cup made out of a coconut on the boy’s side and beckoned the two to come over.

Flo shivered as she made her way to the two, taking a seat as close as she could by the candle which he had set on the ground. It had been purposely placed where they could all gather around in a circle and Flo could only help but feel a bit annoyed that she was being manipulated, even if he had just probably saved her life. It was still cold underground, but nowhere near the bone chilling levels as it was when she was outside.

“This is my little brother, Simon,” said Civor, ruffling the child’s hair.

The playful move elicited a scowl from the little boy as he swatted the man’s hand from his head. Simon politely nodded as he glanced over to Warren and then to Flo.

“Nice to meet you,” he chirped.

“So what do you want to know about this place?” spoke Civor, taking out a pair of coconuts from a stash he kept hidden behind the wall.

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"Oh, I didn't really notice that." Beside the lack of green in the place she was from, it also had little natural wildlife. The most she would see were birds flying overhead or the occasional crow trying to eat garbage. "Now that you mention it, that is pretty strange." Danielle shivered, partly from the cold and partly from the strangeness of the whole situation. The leaves made a slightly eerie scraping sound. She tried her best to ignore it. They continued to retrace their path back to the clearing. In the growing darkness, everything looked the same to her. 'Good thing I'm with someone else, this place confuses me.'

"Um, I know you said earlier that we didn't need tinder, but I don't think that these leaves will keep me warm enough because I get cold really easily. Would it be alright if I cut some dried grass? I saw some on the way here and my knife should do the trick. And maybe we could use some of the stuff you have cut as fuel? " It was nearly all dark now and she couldn't see his face clearly enough to judge his reaction. "Oh! But you probably know more about this than me, so I'll just go with whatever you say." She added this quickly in case she had offended him. 'That would be the last thing I need; stuck in an unknown place all by myself. I'll probably die off the next day.' Her left hand raised to brush some hair away from her eyes, careful not to touch the cut from earlier. 'I wonder if I can use this glow to light our way?'

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"That is precisely what I am NOT gonna do. I am going to sit here, and figure our what to do in the morning." Faustus stared at her, his night vision was pretty good, but shit it was dark out. "You are welcome to go, but count me out."

"Coward," Angel teased, "does the darkness scare you that much? I m also sure that this isn't your ordinary night. It could even last forever maybe."

Angel looked at the dim light in the forest again it seemed to be getting dimmer as time passed as if it was moving away from her. "Well, I'll be going on ahead whether you guys follow me or not. There is no point staying here and doing nothing."

"There is a difference between courage and stupidity you know" Ariel said, "What if what your going toward is a trap set by another person? You could accidentally lead Logan and Faustus into a trap."

"Even more the reason I should go ahead and check first." Angel replied.
"Logically this isn't a good idea, but you are not going to change your mind are you?" Ariel said with some exasperation.

Angel nodded with a smile. She walked cautiously toward the fading light; feeling around her for trees and other obstacles. The progression was slow but it did seem to close the distance between her and the light ahead. Then, it suddenly faded abruptly leaving her completely in the dark but then a set of light began glowing in the distance, which looked like two people walking together they seem to be coming closer instead moving away.

In her uncertain trance at the new set of light, her right feet stepped into something wet and slippery causing her to lose her balance. Angel cried out in surprise loud enough to be heard miles away. The rest of her body followed sending her into the water bottom first. The water wasn't too deep but everything on her was wet.

"You better take everything off in this cold, unless you want to get hypothermia." Ariel said unable to hide his anticipation of being in the real world again.

Angel hated the idea of taking off her clothes even if they're wet, but the water was really cold and she shivering again. "Fine" Angel conceded and faded into herself.

Ariel took over then walking easily onto dry land, and stripping off everything. Then, he twisted as much water out of his wet clothing as he can before putting on his boxers. He then sat near the water and flung his half dried jacket over his back covering the numbers. Luckily the air wasn't cold as it would be after sometime, being a humid area otherwise he could be dying of hypothermia already.

"Great idea of wandering in the woods" Ariel said, as he fixed up his blue hair in the shape of an explosion, his dark eyes scanning his surroundings already coming up with an idea of escape or ways of staying alive. The two lights approached him slowly. Instinctively, Ariel crouched low in a nearby bush hiding from whatever was coming toward him with his longsword grasped in both hand. The sword being long was held horizontally across his body, the blade tip resting easily on the ground. "Don't kill them." Angel said, but Ariel just ignored her and cautiously watched the approaching lights.

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Warren sat down near the candle, hoping that it would last as long as the dark night outside. Warren and Flo were asked what they wanted to know about this place and almost directly after Civor had finished speaking Warren spoke up. "There are so many questions to ask, but I think that its bes to start off with the question, what do you know about these tatoos? Everyone I saw had them and for some reason it lit up in this blue-ish color." Warren rolls up his sleeve, just a bit higher as the wrist you could see the number in a flame style, but as he rolled the sleeve further up you could see that the rest of his forearm was covered in a glowing tribal tatoo. "That tribal tatoo was there already, but it didn't glow like that. The number is something that I don't remember being there."

The blue-ish glowing tatoo's and the small flame that danced on the candle gave the entire room something that reminded Warren about the church that he once visited, he relived the entire situation: A large group of poeple were waiting outside of the church doors, just silently waiting for the huge doors to open. The door opened and the mass of poeple swarmed into the church, the massive glass in lead windows cast light into the entire church. Then just before the the priest made his way to the plateau in front the huge bells in the clock tower played their harmonious music. Suddenly Warren found himself back in reality, completly unmoved, but with another burning question: "I remember hearing a bell, just before I woke up here and I know that I never could have come here on my own. How is that possible? I climb buildings, or I used to climb buildings that are so unstable that you wonder how they build them, and it seemed logical to me that they were there. But this, I realy don't understand it." That was a combination of words that he had never used together before.

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Masi sighed softly as he looked at her and shook his head. "Did you not seek out the promised land? If you are to travel, you must come prepared. I am afraid that i will be of little help in starting a fire, not that i even want to start a fire. Darkness is perfectly fine with me for tonight. Fire is both a blessing and a curse." Placing the banana leaves back into the clearing, he quickly arranged them in such a way that they made a very uncomfortable bed. 4 leaves for each person.

"If you can get a fire started, go right ahead and use what i've chopped for fuel. If you wish to waste your energy cutting grass in this light, then who am i to judge?" He sighed, placing the last leave to cover what he had chopped, and then taking nearby rocks to press the leaf down so that they will not be blown away by the wind.

Masi would then walk to the girl and taking the stone bow from his back, he offered it to her. "If you are going to start the fire using the old string method, then you can lend my bow." he stared at her harshly for the next sentence. "You will not, and absolutely not smash my bow against other rocks to create sparks."

Waiting for a moment to see if she would take it or not, Masi would then sit on the banana leaves, dusting off the banana stalk that he had dropped earlier and feasting upon one. "Damn it, sour as hell." he said softly to himself as his cheeks scrunched up.

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'Geez, you don't have to be so mean about it. I can't help that I'm not too good with survival stuff.' She was wise enough not to let her thoughts show. Angering the person that will keep her from starving would not be a good idea. 'I'm pretty sure the grass will be easy to cut.' Her annoyance increased as he talked about wasting energy, but faded when he offered the bow.

"Of course not! I wouldn't dream of any such thing! Thank you for lending me this." She took the offered bow and placed it on her makeshift bed to use later. 'Thank goodness they taught us how to start a fire in that mandatory survival class. I guess school was good for something other than being bullied.' She quickly made her way to where she saw the dried grass. In the end, she didn't have to cut it as it was very easy to pull out. Picking her way carefully through the darkness, she made it back to the clearing without getting lost.

"Um, if I'm not doing this right, please tell me what I should change." After gathering the driest vegetation from the pile he had cut, she started piling them up and arranged the grass. She took a deep breath. 'Okay, if I remembered this right, I should be able to get a fire going in a few minutes.'

"Argh!" If you had been able to see through the darkness, you would have seen a very frustrated Danielle. The lack of light coupled with the fact that her survival class had been two years ago meant that it was very hard for her to start a fire. She took a moment to rest for the fifth time. 'Okay, maybe I should try to be more consistent with pressure and speed. I'm pretty sure that was what made that spark on my second try.' It seemed that this was the right method, as sparks appeared after a minute or so. "Yes! Finally!" She was careful not to blow too hard this time, feeding the sparks slowly with dried grass and eventually larger pieces of vegetation. 'Well, I guess I'm not too useless after all,' she thought, smugly. 'Take that, Mr.Be Prepared!' After the fire was in no danger of being put out, she retrieved the fruit she had picked that morning, spearing one with a stick to roast over the fire.

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Logan watched the fire dance in the darkness as the others discussed what to do next. The way that Faustus had stared at him before was rather frightening, but he decided to shrug it off. As he watched the fire a strange feeling began to brew within him. He heard screams in his head, begging for someone, anyone to save them. He saw sparks fly from the top of the fire, and he saw pieces of a building begin to fall. He watched as the fire seemed to breath in rhythm with his own breath as the memories came flooding back to him. He had only been a child, but was that really any excuse? His dad hadn't hidden those matches very well, but that was still a terrible excuse. On the other hand, he had thought the building was empty. Most people had already left their houses, why should anyone have been there. As the realization that he had killed those people hit him like a train, (it was a memory he had shoved back in his mind) he felt his sanity begin to snap. The only reason he didn't attack the others right then was because he saw Angel begin to leave. He was snapped out of his thoughts at that moment, as he felt a strong urge to protect her. After how close she had been to death before, he wanted to make sure she wasn't harmed. Yet something held him back. It was almost as though it was not his destiny (not that he believed such a thing existed) and decided to watch Faust as well as he could in the pitch black. "Pretty dark tonight huh?"

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Watching the girl was not entertaining in the slightest, Masi thought to himself as he closed his eyes to rest. Sure she was shapely, but she had no assets, and her mostly futile efforts to start a fire did little to impress him. Not only that, it was starting to get dark and he did not want to watch the sunset. His parents used to say that watching the sunset would ruin his eyes and while he doubted it, he did not want to test out that particular information. Therefore, he was astounded as he heard her shout in triumph. He quickly opened his eyes to look at the direction of the girl's voice and sure enough, a small glow of a fire was held in her cupped hands. Only then did he noticed her tattoo glow, or more particularly, how strong the glow was. It was the second brightest light next to the flame and as they were in a clearing, it stood out here more then a white flower in a wasteland. His curious thoughts quickly went to his own tattoo and while they glowed, it was a faint blue that only served to illuminate the number on his arm. It would be easy to hide, Masi thought to himself with a relieved smile and turned back to the girl. Although he spotted no wildlife, he was sure that at least some existed, and the dim glow would make his presence to them less obvious, resulting in an easier hunt.

"I'm impressed, but more importantly, I'm confounded on how you just started that fire. Perhaps.... plants burn more easily here." he laid, laying down on the piles of leaves while his mental voice screeched at him.
How was she able to create a fire? Where did she get that stick? How did she force the stick into the grass pile without something to push the stick from the top? Why would she need to place a fruit over a fire to eat it? Silly questions and theories appeared in his head, and he laughed loudly at the mental image of the girl taking out a wand and pointing it to the grass to make it burn.

"Glowing tattoos, night sky, And here I'm still thinking that normal logic works! I wouldn't be surprised if a dragon from the old comes flying above us, with his flame breath creating a sun in the distance." A simple quip, but he carefully observed her reactions. Seeing nothing however, Masi shrugged to himself and decided to trash the theory. No point in being silly. Certainly there are rules, just not in the most logical sense.
Turning one of the banana leaves into a make shift blanket, he propped his head on his arms and laid on more leaves to get some sleep. He had ate before this entire journey, but three hours of walking around would tire someone out and he needed his rest more then food right now. He was calm about his tattoo, knowing that the banana leaf over him would hide it from any observers, but did that matter when they both were illuminated by her impromptu campfire?

"Be careful that you do not start a bush fire." he spoke after a moment's rest. "I'm going back to sleep. Wake me up when you are about to sleep. Basic survival technique. Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but i can't help but feel that this land is not looking for our best interest."

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"Hello, darkness, my old friend." Faustus quietly growled to himself under his breath as he remained crouched in the pitch black night. This place just kept getting wierder and wierder. This was the first time though, that a wierd occurence had brought a feeling of comfort to him. This unnatural darkness was calming, like the embrace of a loving parent....He brought a hand up to his face for a second as his mother flashed in his memory. His arm was tingling, like the way your hand feels when it fell asleep and the nerves are turning back on. It started as soon as it got dark. He had no explanation for it, but he couldn't just ignore it. It felt like his body was trying to tell him something, it was excited.

Logan couldn't see it, but Faust was staring right at him, he knew his general direction from the glow of the tattoo. His own glowing on the back of his calf, only visible because his pant legs were rolled up. Speaking of which it was slightly cold out here, he should roll them down right now. He stood up as Logan spoke up finally about the darkness. Faust let out a slow long entertained laugh. He rolled down his black jeans, covering the the glow completely, he was now nothing more than a shadow in the night. "You scared, little Logan?" He growled threateningly.

He had always had great night vision, but there really was nothing to get much light to his human eyes. So he closed them. The tingle spread from his arm to his entire torso. What was this tingle? He felt full of energy, the darkness giving him a sort of edge. He had always felt safer at night on the wastes. Sneaking through the shadows to steal, or fight. He could take the pain of getting too close and drag them into the darkness where he didn't need to see.

He began to walk around slowly in measured steps, taking into account his memory of the area from before the darkness. He was plotting the area. He wanted to know where he was at all times even though he couldn't see. He walked slowly from tree to tree, making a circle of sorts that would be his area. Call him paranoid, but this was a ritual that he had performed many times back in the wastes.


He was getting the hang of the area, he wasn't one hundred percent by a long shot, but if needed he could move slightly quickly, safely.
A loud whacking noise could be heard in the distance. it wasn't too far off, but it could also be the darkness playing tricks. on his mind. It continued for a couple minutes before stopping completely...the silence was more creepy then the wierd noise. His prayers were answered when he heard a loud crashing and cracking. He crouched low to the ground again, his fists clenched tightly, he had his big stick in his hand, ready to smash a skull or two in. Logan had better keep his cool, or he would wind up bloody. He chuckled outloud as he thought of it.

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The lights stopped moving far off in the distance and Ariel relaxed and sheathed his sword. The lights seem to settle there for a moment before a reddish glow began to appear. It took Ariel only milliseconds to noticed that two people managed to start a fire. It was inconceivable at first, starting a fire in such a humid place. The lights still glowed almost as bright as the fire. Ariel shuffled toward the fire making sure not to make a sound. He picked up a broken dry branch as he approach. The approach wasn't too difficult since this part of the jungle wasn't as dense as before.

When he got closer, the area around him seem to get brighter. He looked around the surrounding areas for a place where he could get closer and remain undetected. He walked in a large circle around the fire until he found that spot. He eased behind the tree and observed the people who started the fire one was sleeping and the other wide awake tending the fire.

Ariel jumped out of hind sword pointed at the awake person with a threating red glow in his eyes. A female met him and stopped him in his spot for a moment. He then eased toward the camp fire, placed the dry branch into the fire until it lit and proceeded to head back casually into the forest as nothing happened.

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A short , average girl with a shy personality hiding a promise of a painful bite if provoked.

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Logan Trive

Why would you want to be normal? Being abnormal just makes you that much stronger.

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Felix Gid

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Peter Feower

A tinkerer and mechanist from the underground town of Steampunk

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Alexandria Franz

The optimistic swordsman who would rather make friends than fight.

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Sayuri "Blue" Sakura

"Blue Sakura", a delicate flower that's more dangerous than she appears.

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A young man with Irish heritage, on his way to power and glory.

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Alexandria Franz

The optimistic swordsman who would rather make friends than fight.

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Sayuri "Blue" Sakura

"Blue Sakura", a delicate flower that's more dangerous than she appears.

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Peter Feower

A tinkerer and mechanist from the underground town of Steampunk

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Danielle Curtis

A short , average girl with a shy personality hiding a promise of a painful bite if provoked.

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Flo

Life is a melody, short and sweet.

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Ariel/Angel

Unpredictable male?

Character Portrait: Felix Gid
Felix Gid

An artistic and critical marksman, with an unoptomistic mind-set towards the creative arts.

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Logan Trive

Why would you want to be normal? Being abnormal just makes you that much stronger.

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Faolan Ciaran

A young man with Irish heritage, on his way to power and glory.

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Faolan Ciaran

A young man with Irish heritage, on his way to power and glory.

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Danielle Curtis

A short , average girl with a shy personality hiding a promise of a painful bite if provoked.

Character Portrait: Alexandria Franz
Alexandria Franz

The optimistic swordsman who would rather make friends than fight.

Character Portrait: Peter Feower
Peter Feower

A tinkerer and mechanist from the underground town of Steampunk

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Ariel/Angel

Unpredictable male?

Character Portrait: Flo
Flo

Life is a melody, short and sweet.

Character Portrait: Logan Trive
Logan Trive

Why would you want to be normal? Being abnormal just makes you that much stronger.

Character Portrait: Sayuri "Blue" Sakura
Sayuri "Blue" Sakura

"Blue Sakura", a delicate flower that's more dangerous than she appears.

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Felix Gid

An artistic and critical marksman, with an unoptomistic mind-set towards the creative arts.


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[1st Trial] The Reflection of Desire

[1st Trial] The Reflection of Desire by RolePlayGateway

You begin your journey on a mysterious island in the middle the ocean after a strange dream.

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post-apocalyptic earth by Asperser

Post Apocalyptic Earth is where everything begins. It is where your character was born and raised until the time they heard the bell. This is a place absent of magical or supernatural powers. And as far as your character remember this is how the world has always looked, barren and dead.

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You begin your journey on a mysterious island in the middle the ocean after a strange dream.

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