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By Which We Were Born

By Which We Were Born


Twelve months in a year. Twelve birthstones. Now two are gone. Ten destinies, intertwined. This is their story. This is their future, their past. Their present.

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By Which We Were Born ...

This role play is completely and will always be completely akai-pyon's. Please refrain from taking anything from this role play including, but not limited to, plot or characters, both mine or the other role players. Thank you!

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i. Announcements
ii. Introduction
iii. Plot
iv. Characters
v. Rules

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April 2, 2011 The Role Play is created! Welcome all!!

Please refrain from posting until the GM (akai-pyon) has made the first post! We should be started up as soon as everybody gets their characters in, so please hurry~!

Note: Please PM akai with the hex code color. As long as it fits the element of your character, you may choose whatever shade you wish. These will be used in posting to keep things organized. Also, for each post, make sure you stick to the same color.

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Choose well~ It cannot be changed later~

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In the time of the Ancients, there were twelve beings.

Their names have been lost to the tendrils of time but their legend lives on. They were twelve beings, mere mortals that embodied the very essence of twelve very important jewels. Each one possessed impressive powers, granting the ability only to the one they chose.

These twelve jewels, and their guardians, protected the holy city, whose name has also been lost among the dust covered history books. But the peace was never meant to last. Darkness descended onto their world, a plague, followed by a drought...everywhere they looked, there was strife and terror.

The people were dying and they continued to plead, to beg with their protectors to help them. And so, they were gathered. The twelve, powerful in their own right, capable of protecting the twelve sections easily. But now they were together, and they possessed a sort of strength that world had never, and would probably never again, witness.

The darkness sent a solid form to defeat them. A demon, with a rune emblazoned on his forehead. A mark, similar to Cain from the Holy Bible. And it was because of this that made people wonder - was God unhappy? Had he sent the darkness to extinguish the beacons of light in this world? The Twelve Ancients, who seemed well on their way to becoming gods?

The demon, Cain they called it, out of a lack of a better name, was subdued, but not before the Twelve lost two of their number. Because of this lack of power, Cain could only be sealed away for five thousand years, instead of for as close to eternity as they might have managed had they been at their full power. For each missing member cut the power of the group in half, and it was to this that the remaining ten had to sacrifice their very bodies to seal Cain away.

Their souls became contained in their gems, forever mute, unable to help those that would happen upon them in five thousand years.

There was an attempt to rescue the secret of the birthstones by a librarian who had been close to the Twelve, who had followed them all throughout their lives, from their beginnings to their tragic ends.

He stored away the knowledge for the next generation, because he knew, that when the five thousand years drew to a close, the new guardians would need that knowledge. They needed to know that with each use of their main ability, they would lose a little bit of something precious to them. Unfortunately, the sands of time have scattered into the wind the location of the library with these heavily laden secrets.

And now, with the five thousand years drawing to a close, the world is in even greater peril. The landscape has changed. The ancient holy city has become modern day New York City. And the new guardians? Mere mortals that appear to have been plucked off the streets. And yet...they hold the power to change the world in their hands.

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They have been gathered. A dream has been sent to each and every one of them, stating the same thing. Presenting and filling them with the desire that there is something to be done - that it can only be accomplished if they go to Central Park.

Once there, they will receive their gems, they will receive all the information they need.

And then...they will be sent back into time. Each time they are sent back, they will end up in a period that Cain nearly awakens, that darkness descends upon the land once again. Each time, they will be forced to battle the demon, to re-seal him until the five thousand years are up. Each time, it will get more difficult.

But each time, they will get stronger.

Their bonds to each other will be strengthened. Unless...of course...there is a betrayer among them....

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Maximum two characters per person.

January (garnet) – The Thinker
Stubborn. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loyal.
Able to read minds
Cannot think for self
[Reserved by Lumaria at 9:50 pm EST 4/2]

February (amethyst) – The Creator
Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Temperamental. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Gets angry but does not show it. Loves making friends. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous.
Able to create illusions
Unable to discern false from the truth. This becomes rapidly more frequent the more illusions are used.
[Alice Heartly played by allandnothing]

March (aquamarine) – The Lover
Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
Able to manipulate emotions
Slowly loses one’s own emotions

April (diamond) – The Banisher
Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
Able to erase memories
Memories slowly start to fade, until every day is another blank slate. The only memories that are remembered are the essentials.
[Reserved by Vio-Lance at 12:00 am EST 4/3]

May (emerald) – Destroyed, The Scholar

June (moonstone) – Destroyed, The Predictor

July (ruby) – The Laugher
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Takes pride in himself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Forgiving but never forgets. Guides others physically and mentally. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.
Able to heal
Feels the pain of the injury while healing, slowly life is shortened
[reserved by Maeve at 1:40 am EST 4/3]

August (peridot) – The Dreamer
Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered and provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.
Able to possess others
Slowly goes insane
[Reserved by BeckkiSoli14 at 4:23 pm EST 4/3]

September (sapphire) – The Keeper
Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people's mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.
Able to know anybody’s deepest desires with just one touch
Unable to speak of them to another
[Emilia Harper played by akai-pyon]

October (opal) – The Talker
Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.
Able to communicate directly with anything
Slowly loses one’s own identity.
[Reserved by Magix at 6:30 am EST 4/3]

November (topaz) – The Writer
Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.
Able to stop time
Time does not stop for the bearer, so bearer ages faster
[Reserved by Rebal2 at 12:35 am EST 4/3]

December (turquoise) – The Giver
Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.
Can bring dead back to life
Life is shortened by however many years the person brought back was.
[Reserved by xoxMissClairexox at 6:00 am EST 4/3]


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[size=90]Title (i.e., The Thinker)[/size]

[size=90]Male or Female[/size]

[size=90]No one younger than 13. No upper age limit[/size]

[size=90]Stick to what has been stated. Elaborate if you wish, but keep it within the parameters akai-pyon has set up.[/size]

[size=90]At least five well-thought and well-written sentences.[/size]

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[size=90]Anything that cannot be seen in the picture. Include height, build, tone of voice, etc.[/size]

[size=90]Any type of list. At least five.[/size]

[size=90]At least five.[/size]

[size=90]No more than five.[/size]

[size=90]Anything that can be used against them. There must be the same or more amount of weaknesses than strengths.[/size]

[size=90][img]DIRECT URL HERE.[/img]
How is it located on your character? Is it a pendant? A bracelet? A ring? Earrings?[/size]

[size=90]Be creative! At least five well-written/well-thought sentences.[/size]

[size=90]Make sure both sides is okay with it. And the relationships do not have to be both sided. It can be one-sided, etc.[/size]

[size=90]Anything else?[/size]

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Please be aware that you will be held accountable for abiding by these rules and regulations:

[uno] No one liners. The least I will take for any post is five well-written sentences (are you sensing a pattern?) "Blah. Blah. Blah." Said John. counts as one sentence. Not four. I understand writer's block, we all get it once in a while, but let's not make it a habit.

[due] You have 48 hours to get reserved characters in. As well, a reservation does not necessarily mean an acceptance, so please make your character sheet look good!

[tre] Grammar and spelling are expected to be nearly spotless. I understand typos and the such, but again, let's keep them on the down low. If you're not sure your paragraph is good, then put it into Word and see if the red/green squiggly lines come up.

[quattro] akai-pyon's word is law. However, I do accept plot twist ideas.

[cinque] Respect is absolutely necessary. Fighting with another role player will take place over PM. Not in the world of the role play.

[sei] Try to post daily. However, keep the posting limit to five an hour (I'm sensing a pattern of fives....). I know it might not seem like a lot, but five an hour is actually quite rapid posting. So keep an eye out and control the urge to post if you are nearing the mark.

[sette] Keep it PG-16. Romance is fine. Violence is fine. Just....not too much.

[otto] Make sure you read all the posts before posting. This way, you won't have to go back and change anything.

[nove] PM akai-pyon with any questions!

[dieci] Follow Gateway's rules!

[undici] This one should go without saying - HAVE FUN~!!

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Lucien Hearford

Thoughtless actions beget self destruction.

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Katherine Tate

"Time? No sir, I'm sorry I don't have the time. Or your watch for that matter."

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Emilia Harper

"Appearances are deceiving...."

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Alice Heartly



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Alice Heartly


Character Portrait: Lucien Hearford
Lucien Hearford

Thoughtless actions beget self destruction.

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Emilia Harper

"Appearances are deceiving...."

Character Portrait: Katherine Tate
Katherine Tate

"Time? No sir, I'm sorry I don't have the time. Or your watch for that matter."

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Lucien Hearford

Thoughtless actions beget self destruction.

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"Time? No sir, I'm sorry I don't have the time. Or your watch for that matter."

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Emilia Harper

"Appearances are deceiving...."

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Ok sorry akai-pyon but I'm going to post in a sec. because I don't want this RP to die like so many I know.

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Guess this is just being abandoned. What a shame, it looked pretty interesting.

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Alright are we just waiting for more spots to be filled or has this been abandoned?

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Shall we begin quite soon? (:

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Ah, is March already taken? I was supposed to upload her info up two days ago but RPG logged me out...TT^TT I can turn her into a guy if not.

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Oh, and just so everybody knows - I probably won't be accepting anymore female character. I apologize if your character is already well under way, but there are too many females!

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I apologize Jedimaster, but someone reserved the spot before you.
And no, you may not.

Because...since this is my role play and that is kind of a key spot, I am going to occupy it.

EDIT: So, just so you guys know, I was planning on keeping gender ratios rather even. But they don't have to be. I just don't want 1 guy and 9 girls. Or vice versa.
So before you make your character, check to make sure there's not like, 7 billion females and you're just going to be adding another one and this role play will end up an estrogen fest or just drama over the single lone male.
'kay? ^.^

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Has January been taken? It isn't on the list and I don't see anyone who took it. I'd like it if it isn't. If it is already taken can I be the person who draws them all in and sends them back and what not?

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All have been reserved! Make sure you get your characters up within the next 48 hours. ^.^

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OMG Claire, do your studying :P

I'd like to reserve October. I'll work on and get up the Character Sheet once I actually get some sleep, since anything I worked on now, most likely wouldn't be good at all.

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Can I reserve December?
I have to finish studying for a test in the morning, but once I have taken that online I will start doing my character. And yes, I am procrastinating by looking through new rp's instead of studying at the moment lol

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Yet another awesome idea from you Akai. You're just fill of them. I shall with great interest although the creation of a character is unlikely since I'm a bit full. If you a desperate for numbers I can assit. I
would go for May, my birth month,The Scholar, kind of person I am and the Emerald, my favorite gem. Except of course, that character doesn't exist :(.

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Can I reserve July, my birthstone? (:

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Can I reserve November? I have a feeling that this roleplay will fill up fast. Also if I post my character today is it alright if I get the thumbnail up tomorrow?

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I'd love to reserve April, my own Birthstone. XD

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