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Di Morte

Di Morte

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Di Morte. More than just a circus of humans with strange abilities. It's a circus and a zoo, where the identities of the subjects are hidden behind masks. A show, with more than a few dark secrets.

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2,068 readers have visited Di Morte since akai-pyon created it.

Introduction

Living a life of lies, hidden under a mask...

Di Morte


A gifted circus. No, not a circus of those with extraordinary ordinary talents, but a circus and a zoo of those with supernatural abilities. They are considered freaks, not even human beings to the regular populace.

Di Morte.

Even the name brings shivers down one's spine, a name that encourages and fosters the inner voice dwelling in everybody's head. Go....look at them...mock them for what they really are...look. See how ashamed they are? They hide behind masks...

Founded in 1959 by an Italian man, gifted with the ability of charm, capable of winning so many to his side, when he came to America and discovered the treasure trove of all the young children, confused and lost by their abilities. They had no idea why they were doing such things. Why they seemed to be able to walk through things. Why their bones never broke, no matter what they did to them. Why, in some more extreme cases, were they capable of flying and all their playmates weren't.

The Italian, who called himself the Ringmaster, began collecting them.

He forced them to wear masks, implanting an idea in their heads that their identities had to be kept secret. If word got out what their real names were, the police and the authorities would come and take them away, lock them up forever. They didn't want that.

Each mask was custom made for each child. Each mask held a special meaning to the child. It alluded to the child's ability, or the child's personality or just the child's own desire.

The Ringmaster began teaching them how to perform. Those with the flashiest abilities would be given acts, while those with more mild, modest abilities were put on exhibit in the traveling zoo that went with the circus.

Soon, Di Morte became infamous.

The original Ringmaster treated them well. He considered himself one of them, because of his gift. All his performers, and even those in the zoo, were kept clean and well-fed, content with their lot.

But then, he died.

His son took over. He shed his old name, taking on the name of his father. The Ringmaster.

There are still some that remember the kindness of the previous Ringmaster, but he no longer lives. The new Ringmaster demands much. There are rumors surrounding the reasons why. Perhaps it's because he's not gifted and he's just jealous of his father's collection. But there are other rumors as well...rumors of a darker secret plaguing the Ringmaster's mind. But who dares find out?

In his presence, all are required to don their masks, which therefore means the performers and the exhibits must carry said mask with them at all times.

there will always be just a little bit of trouble....

Strange things have started to occur. Strange figures, passing along secret messages under the cover of darkness, hidden by the shadows, pressed against the walls of the tents.

But Di Morte is always on the move. One week in one place, one week in another, a third week for just a little bit of rest before they go back on the road. Life is demanding, but it is always worth it.

Happiness never lasts.

Amongst the members of Di Morte, there will always be insecurities. Always will there be secrets nobody else wants anybody else to know. Romances blossom. Friendships are forms. Hatred digs its dark claws deep into people's souls, corrupting the bond that could have been formed. All in a day's work at Di Morte.

Yet, behind the scenes, behind the flashy masks and the mysterious smiles, in the darkness of night, among the dead, there is a threat. A threat that comes, as they will soon find out, in a form of the least expected.



To prove you read this, send me a PM with the word 'capricious' in it.

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[b]Age:[/b]
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Description of mask (plus optional image) and what it means to the character goes in the equipment box.

Personality....goes in the personality box...

History....goes in the history box...

Roster

Ringmaster (akai-pyon)

Performers
1. Blu Ouri (Syn hikari)
2. Sawyer Jacobs (akai-pyon)
3. Wynmere (GoriexGorie) with Sage (akai-pyon)
4. Ellie Sandersons (Akantha)
5. Glow (Everscale)

Exhibits
Lark Hanson (Everscale)
Max/Sam (Vladamir)
Adele Favole (inu-bri)
Mirella Rose (Fancymittens)
Hiro Matazawa (GoriexGorie)
Ptosh Apilon (Bionic00)
Star Peverell (Poofle)
Will Basscleft (Vladamir)
Savi (adelphie)
Donovan Godwin (Tæfarós)
August Mason (Artik)

Toggle Rules

1. No god-moding or power-playing.
2. There is a limit to the number of gifts you can have. A limit of two (2) in fact. And if the gift that you have in mind for your character is an element, then that gift counts for all two (2). Shape-shifting counts as two as well. As for shape-shifters, nobody can transform into anything. There must be a limit. And no dragons, unicorns, etc.
3. On the subject of elements, I'd like to keep the number of elemental users low. Like...I'll accept two (2). Because I want to encourage your creativeness. Think of something other than elements. Elements are boring. Think of things like...the ability to talk to bananas or something.
4. Remember to interact. Don't have your character sit in a corner and wait for somebody else to initiate conversations.
5. On that note, don't make your character depressed, shallow, self-loathing or withdrawn. Because that does not make for a fun role play. I will accept creative, unique and interesting characters.
6. Don't complain if I don't accept your character.
7. To prove you have read everything, don't actually send me a PM with any word in it. Unless it's a question. In that case, feel free to send me a PM.
8. I choose whether or not you are a performer or an exhibit, simply because not everybody can be a performer. However, you may apply to be either and it will be up to me whether or not I grant it.
9. 3 characters max per person. 2 main characters and a secondary character. Just so it doesn't get too crowded.
10. Make sure to check the OOC thread often. Updates and answers to FAQ's will be answered there.

Taking place in...

Wherever the Ringmaster pleases our primary setting

Usually the campground. Or whatever city the Ringmaster wants to go to...

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Ptosh has ceased his lively dancing to enjoy the show. At the last statement he applauded enthusiastically. The music had changed to fit their dramatic display and it had worked wonderfully. All the dancing had left him feeling hungry, being unable to remove his mask Ptosh had to switch out with people. The only people he had switched out before were Max/Sam and Savi, he saw Max had stopped playing so he sauntered over to him. "Hey Max, do you mind if I switch out with you so I can grab a bite to eat?"

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Max noticed he had stuttered in his melody, he quickly regained pace and he noticed Ptosh walked up to him, it was almost as if he felt the restlessness in Ptosh's stomach.
"Hey Max, do you mind if I switch out with you so I can grab a bite to eat?" Ptosh's body looked in drastic need for energy.

Max sympathized,

"Sure, just be careful okay? Remember you're not the only one in it." Max smiled as he noticed even though he sat his guitar down, the vibration of strings refused to pass in suit, he dismissed it as echoing rather than another source.

"Actually, how about we go grab a spot of something together?"

Max felt uneasy about his current placement, he'd wanted to spend less time around Lucio as possible, less of a chance for him to admit that he'd LOST his ability.

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Savi stopped briefly to direct the attention to the horizon that held a most beautiful sight. Wyn and Sage together were truly beautiful. then once the tune picked back up began to sing again thinking that this couldn't possibly get any better. Out of the coner of her eyeshe saw Ptosh and max speaking, but she was too enthralled by the music to go and discover the topic of discussion.

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"Sure thing" Ptosh didn't know what it was but something seemed odd about Max. Even when he looked directly at him it felt like he was seeing him out of the corner of his eye. He was sure something was wrong but didn't want to offend Max by suggesting it. If there was something troubling him, Max would tell him. Ptosh waddled at Max's side, his face seemed pale.

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Ptosh and Max walked towards the concession stands, Max was debating on what to do, Sam was always quicker at the decisions, and she was gone.

"So, what are ya hungry for?" Max tried vigorously to take his mind of the impending situation.

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"I don't care really so long as it's food" Ptosh flipped his silver coin and carefully examined the result. "I guess I'll try a corndog" He treated the word as alien, he had never tried a corndog. Though the temptation had beckoned him many a time.

Ptosh was glad he had his coin to make decisions for him, without it he would really never get anything done. The two approached a corndog stand.

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Max was curious about the coin that Ptosh kept flipping and putting his attention into, he instinctively ordered his usual corn dog. He loved this stand, he was a regular and they made your food exactly how you wanted it. He was unsure about how they fulfilled the imagination of every customer, however each time he visited he found himself in awe.

"I'll have the usual cheese tofu corn dog, and...."

He waited for Sam to naturally interject and change his order to her favorite cherry blossom sea salt ice cream but she didn't...he pointed to Ptosh in quick recovery.

"He'll have...."

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Ptosh pointed back at Max "What he's having" he finished Max's sentence. Ptosh decided to rely on an expert's choice. Besides a corndog was a corndog right? Ptosh watched the exchange with wide eyed wonderment. The smell diffusing from the corndog smelled delicious. It's warm scent provoked Ptosh's savage stomach. "*Gurgle Gurgle*" Ptosh blushed "ah sorry about that"

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Max received the corn dogs like it was the first gift he'd ever received. His mouth began to water and he couldn't wait for the battered wonder on a stick to be in is tummy. It seemed that inspirational victory music began to play in his life. Like he was wanted 'dead or alive' because he was a 'cowboy.'

Euphoria hit him like a Mack truck. This was the remedy for all his ailments. Handing Ptosh his amazing on a stick he waited for the feeling to reach his friend.

"Oh, this will fix that." With a seemingly impossibly large smile he waited for the flavor to hit Ptosh.

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"Thanks but I can't eat it" Ptosh pointed to the spot on his mask where his mouth would be. "I can't take my mask off" Ptosh tapped the pair of fake lips on the mask "That's why I needed to switch out with you in order to eat it" Ptosh could smell the delicious airwaves coming off the corndog and it made his mouth erupt in turbulent salvation.

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"Okay, glad I got two!!" Max smiled, ready for Ptosh to change bodies with him and then back so that they could both enjoy the food that was created straight from Max's imagination.

"Trust me you're gonna love this."

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Ptosh switched into Max's body, there was definately something up with Max's soul but he was too eager for the corn dog to care. Ptosh bit deep into the corn dog it's succulent tenderness bathing his tongue in an explosive frenzy of taste. He drew it off the stick and into his mouth where it continued to grace his taste buds with it's presence. He slowly swallowed it's steamy goodness, enjoying every second.

He turned to Max "This....is amazing....."

((LMAO))

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Max nodded his, well Ptosh's, head vigorously in agreement.

"I KNOW RIGHT!!!" Max was no doubt as eager as he was happy.

"You wouldn't think it would be...BUT IT IS!!!"

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Ptosh quickly finished the delectable morsel and switched back with Max so he could enjoy it as well. "wow... just wow."
Ptosh's head was still reeling from the sensation of the incredible food stuff that was the humble corndog.

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((oh man this is HILARIOUS!!!))

Max didn't devour the corn dog like he wanted to, he savored every taste before moving on to the next bite. Reveling in the explosion of flavor. They made their way back to the group, Max picked up his guitar right where he had left it and began strumming once more. He was happier this time around.

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[...Guys, would you mind.....like, not making this a two person role play? Sorry. >_>]

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((I apologize for being like... dead, these past few days. I shall see to it that it does not happen again. :3))

Wynmere listened intently to Sage's lines, her face holding a well rehearsed frown and look of disapproval. As he cried out, her expression darkened, and she answered so the crowd below could hear.

"There is one last obstacle you must face," she began. "I may have fallen from God's good graces, but I have not fallen near as far as you've had to rise. There is no redemption for Demons; you cannot win." Her voice was harsh but strong, and it was then that she seemed to shoot up towards him, wings pushing hard against the air, and arms extended in an 'attack position'.

Their "battle" was to begin full on, and she loved the music that rang out below them; it played to every movement they made. Wyn made a mental note that she would have to thank them each individually later.

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(No problem. XD It seems like everybody died.....)

Sage allowed himself to be hit, before he teleported to right behind her. "The journey upwards has given me strength," he replied, his eyes dark and blazing, as he soared even higher than she had.

He tilted downwards, about to dive, as he let his words ring out again.

"A fallen angel has no hope! A risen demon has everything to gain and nothing to lose!"

He dove.

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#, as written by inu-bri
Adele could not help but wtach in awe as the battle transgressed. The music, along with her infrequent jingling added such a suspenseful air, one she could barely stand herself, she glanced at the crowd and saw they felt the same way. A loud gasp broke out as Sage was hit and she stomped her feet twice to create a resounding jingle. As Sage dove she stopped moving for a few moments and then slowly began stepping side to side, getting faster and her steps getting heavier as the impact became imminent.

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Savi's eyes widened but her voice did not falter, adding to the suspense fo the show. Savi had never seen anything like this before and it gave her goosebumps of excitement, her inner thespian surfacing briefly. The flow of her melody fluctuated with thier movements and thier moods, the audience responding wonderfully to performance they were giving.

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Will paced himself through the crowds, it was obvious that some were more important than others. The lesser of the vermin watched those with more glimmering talents in the air. They were both monologuing and the entire situation struck him as a little too much. His business was far from over in Di Morte. For now he served nonchalantly amongst the sheep. Yearning for another Shepard among the flock, he'd searched long for this protagonist and the game wasn't as fun if he went unopposed. He walked unnoticed over to Donovan slipping the small plastic bag into his pocket which reminded him of his old pick pocketing days, he never been acknowledged prior to Samantha. Now the search for the new prodigy continued.

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((I cannot apologize enough. :/))

Wynmere listened to everything that spilled from Sage's lips, before smirking. "This Angel may have fallen, but there is good enough reason behind it. I will not back down."

She more or less stayed where she was at, until the very last moment before she would have been hit. She quickly pushed herself backwards, his arms almost catching her. Within moments, the blonde haired female was propelling herself downward towards Sage, in an attack position of her own.

"I will not back down!" she started again. "I will be the victor of this battle. Evil never prevails."

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((since no one else is posting I am god modding to get this show on the road maybe. you can ignore this post if you wish.))

They all watched the show in amazment until it was done. THe music faded, the crowds disipated, and the acts and the displays gathered in the main performance area and waited for the Ringmaster to address them.

Savi stayed to the back observing everyone, and keeping a particularly curious eye on Will. Something about him made her nervous, and she wasnt sure it was the bad nervous or the excited kind yet.

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Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

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"I flip little boys inside out and hang them from trees by their small intestine...any volunteers?" :)

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Will Basscleft

"Me? I'm just numerically grammatical."

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If you ever need an "out-of-body" experience feel free to drop by.

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Hiro Matazawa

Does it frighten you when your voice slips from my mouth? Have I stolen your words? I think so...

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Wynmere Alice Gates

In my mind, I have already flown to the heavens. I need not actually fly there to be happy. For it is here that I am content.

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Blu Ouri

"Time and toys are all I have."

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Mirella Rose

A flower for a smile?

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I will light the Ringmaster's way.

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Adele Favole

A mask to hide the truth of a young frightened girl.

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Mirella Rose

A flower for a smile?

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Hiro Matazawa

Does it frighten you when your voice slips from my mouth? Have I stolen your words? I think so...

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Ptosh Apilon

If you ever need an "out-of-body" experience feel free to drop by.

Character Portrait: Wynmere Alice Gates
Wynmere Alice Gates

In my mind, I have already flown to the heavens. I need not actually fly there to be happy. For it is here that I am content.

Character Portrait: Blu Ouri
Blu Ouri

"Time and toys are all I have."

Character Portrait: Will Basscleft
Will Basscleft

"Me? I'm just numerically grammatical."

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Lark Hanson

Everyone should be able to wake up to birdsong.

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Glow

I will light the Ringmaster's way.

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Morlo Fraid

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

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Adele Favole

A mask to hide the truth of a young frightened girl.

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I will light the Ringmaster's way.

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"Me? I'm just numerically grammatical."

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"I flip little boys inside out and hang them from trees by their small intestine...any volunteers?" :)

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Lark Hanson

Everyone should be able to wake up to birdsong.

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Mirella Rose

A flower for a smile?

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Morlo Fraid

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

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Adele Favole

A mask to hide the truth of a young frightened girl.

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Blu Ouri

"Time and toys are all I have."

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Wynmere Alice Gates

In my mind, I have already flown to the heavens. I need not actually fly there to be happy. For it is here that I am content.

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Hiro Matazawa

Does it frighten you when your voice slips from my mouth? Have I stolen your words? I think so...


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Wherever the Ringmaster pleases by akai-pyon

Usually the campground. Or whatever city the Ringmaster wants to go to...

Wherever the Ringmaster pleases

Usually the campground. Or whatever city the Ringmaster wants to go to...

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