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Karl D. Houben

"I may fight with my siblings. But once you lay a finger on them, you'll be facing me."

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a character in “Game of the Gods”, originally authored by Korruption, as played by RolePlayGateway

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μυαλό
"My light blinds you."




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πρόσωπο
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name. karl deryck houben.
nicknames. karl.
age. eighteen.
gender. male.
birthday. april twenty-ninth || taurus
sexuality. straight.
hex code. #071C57
face claim. cody christian.
θεοσεβής
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powers. immensely powerful light manipulation || skilled archer.
archives and training. has studied the past games, as well as working
out and doing combat sports regularly.




σώμα
"You see, I don't need to make threats about shooting you in the face if you hurt my sister. She'd do it herself." ~ Karl D. Houben




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Despite Karl's lean and muscular build, he still has a boyishly cute look to his features. His complexion is light and surprisingly free of any scars, wounds, or blemishes (so far). His hair tends to be a tad tousled, and is a brown color. Like his sister, the exact color of his hair varies. Sometimes, it can be a dark chocolate color, while other times, it is a chestnut tone with obvious red hints. He and his twin sister share the same green-hazel eyes.



στατιστική
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hair color. brown.
eye color. green-hazel.
height. 5'9".
weight. 159 lb.
ethnicity. 78% dutch, 19% english, 3% german
accessories. karl tends to wear a silver dog tag, and half the time, he has a pair of shiny navy blue headphones.
tattoos || piercings. none.




καρδιά
"My whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond." ~ Fetty Wap




προσωπικότητα


de·pend·a·ble
/dəˈpendəb(ə)l/
adjective

trustworthy and reliable.

When it comes to good friends, Karl is incredibly trustworthy. He'll go to extreme lengths to keep his word.

se·cre·tive
/ˈsēkridiv/
adjective

(of a person or an organization) inclined to conceal feelings and intentions or not to disclose information.

Although Karl has nothing against many people, he doesn't reveal as much about him to his friends as they do to him. The person who knows him best is his (slightly) younger sister. Being somewhat secretive ties in with Karl's trustworthy factor. He would never spill your secret, so you can totally trust him.

op·ti·mis·tic
/ˌäptəˈmistik/
adjective

hopeful and confident about the future.

Karl is no pessimist. He tries to look at the bright side at all times, but he knows when something is too idealistic. If Karl gets his head stuck in the clouds, his realistic sister will always bring him back down to the ground.

re·bel·lious
/rəˈbelyəs/
adjective

showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention.

Technically, Karl is still a teenager. Like many, he goes through rebellious stages, but even when he was young and bright-eyed, he had a tendency to break the rules.

pro·tec·tive
/prəˈtektiv/
adjective

having or showing a strong wish to keep someone or something safe from harm.

Karl is a charismatic and friendly person, but he doesn't have many close, real friends. However, when he does, he is highly protective of them. This is the case with Ashley, his sister.

loy·al
/ˈloi(ə)l/
adjective

giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.

Despite Karl's rather rebellious nature, he is firmly loyal to those who he trusts and cares about. He would never betray them, no matter the costs.



να σε γνωρίσω
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likes. his sister, chocolate, grapes, strawberries, soulful singing, rock music, dogs, puppies, parakeets, football, sports.
dislikes. lemonade, citrus, gymnastics, bullies, clingy people, perfume/cologne, roses.
strengths. charismatic, tries to look at the bright side, loyal, trustworthy.
weaknesses. doesn't open up enough, has a quick temper, incredibly stubborn.
fears. losing people he actually cares about, anything bad happening to his sister, heights.




ψυχή
"Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family." ~ Anonymous




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Εξουσίες


Karl, like his sister, is a superior archer. He also has increased athleticism, and is naturally talented at many sports (namely football and basketball). However, his main power is manipulating light. He doesn't have as many powers as his sister, but he is extremely powerful due to the circumstances of the games. The apocalypse certainly plays to his favor. One of the easiest things to do with light manipulation is to make light so bright that is literally blinds people temporarily. Karl does this a lot, but with his light manipulation, he usually manipulates and bends the light. By doing this, he can create illusions, causing his opponents to see things differently than what's actually there.



Προφίλ
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gifts. none at the moment.
card image. a glowing, crackling ball of bright light with a dark navy, near-black background.

So begins...

Karl D. Houben's Story

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ashley rosemarie houben

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Huntress
hex code: #45A7A8



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This was absolutely crazy.

It was Ashley's birthday. And then, the famed apocalypses in those crazy TV shows actually happened for real. If it weren't for her knowledge on the games, Ashley would've thought the world was malfunctioning.

Ah, yes, the infamous Game of the Gods. A crazy game held every few centuries or so to satisfy the gods' amusement. Ashley hated them. Yes, she loved competition. But these games? It was either die, or become immortal. Ashley would never want either of those things. Death was a part of life, and she embraced that a long time ago. After all, who would want to live forever? You would have to get bored at some point.

Although, the victors of the games never really did live forever. They lived forever until the next games. But who would want to partake in the games a second time? The victors probably didn't want to, though.

Ashley was walking through the ruins of Utah - or so she thought. Ashley didn't really know where she was, to be honest. She was simply following a pull. Why? Because she had to.

As Ashley followed the pull, she heard a faint call. "My light blinds you." She stiffened, before relaxing. The voice was Karl's.

Ashley walked through the town, her left hand gripping her bow. Suddenly, as she heard the faint crumble of footsteps in debris, Ashley whirled around, her bow drawn and ready to be released. "MY LIGHT BLINDS YOU." Her mind screamed the words as Ashley's vision turned white for a few moments. Soon enough, her vision returned to normal, and the brunette caught sight of a very familiar face.

"Karl," she snapped sharply. "Don't do that."

But Karl merely grinned his signature crooked smile. "Not my intention to do...whatever I did," he responded. "You did it too. Your call really gives people a massive headache."

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Character Portrait: Domonic Ambrosia Character Portrait: Ashley R. Houben Character Portrait: Karl D. Houben Character Portrait: Kira Ryanne Character Portrait: Aiden Miller Character Portrait: Sage Cassidy Character Portrait: Sephtis G. Reaver Character Portrait: Kai C. Gable Character Portrait: Scarlett Monroe
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Title: Ruler of Knowledge || Dialogue:#179465

ImageA week ago, a man's voice had announced The Trickster's passing. "The trickster is no more," was the direct quote and the thought of how in these conditions pricked Sage's heart. They were pawns in a greater game, but they were only human at the core.

Sage paced for some time hoping those that she communicated with got her message and followed their instincts about it. She had quite the role ahead of her and it was a risky move prompting them all together so early on, reducing it to the size of one building. Though they couldn't harm each other on holy ground, one step outside and it could be a blood bath. But it also felt like the right move, or rather the only move left. For risk would come the only chance of reward.

"Beautiful to look at, deadly to touch." Sage heard first faintly. Like a poisonous plant. She didn't look up until the call grew much louder and she heard the old church door creak open. The Queen of Thorns was the first to enter and the moment they spotted each other, she shifted into an offensive posture. Sage's gaze turned to stone. Unfortunately, Sage couldn't entirely blame her or hate her for that.

A few more filed in slowly, their calls the first to announce their nearing. Sage had gathered what numbers she could of them but she could not make them stay so she was best to cut to the chase. “As you may or may not know, we are special individuals with unique abilities. But the purpose of us being here isn't some great cause...yet. We live to outlast each other and the victor gets immortality for five hundred years. At this rate we are nothing but pawns and a means of entertainment. But the gods can't have their game if we keep each other alive.” Sage met their gazes steadily but the worse was yet to be said. The contradiction of it all. “However, there are others out there like us who have lost touch with humanity and they need to be stopped. They will treat us like the enemy so you should do the same. The people in this room is what matters most. I'm proposing an alliance. And for us to figure out how to end these games once and for all, together.”

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Character Portrait: Domonic Ambrosia Character Portrait: Ashley R. Houben Character Portrait: Karl D. Houben Character Portrait: Kira Ryanne Character Portrait: Aiden Miller Character Portrait: Sage Cassidy Character Portrait: Sephtis G. Reaver Character Portrait: Kai C. Gable Character Portrait: Scarlett Monroe
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Dialogue: #62039E


As more and more players piled in the church Scarlett was internally freaking out. She was already wary when she realized The Ruler of Knowledge was here and then The Temptress, Lord of Lightning, and best of all The Warrior, walk through the door. Scarlett also heard the calls of The Huntress, The Hunter, The Inferno, and The Hollow Man, which meant that they were most likely coming here as well. What the hell is going on? Scarlett knew that it was natural for players to merge, but she had never heard of it happening like this before.

While she waited for the ruler to speak, she surveyed her competitors. The ruler seemed to be a bit nervous based on the way she was pacing back and forth. She seemed pretty healthy as Scarlett did, which of course was due to there special abilities. It was rare to see any girls after the apocolypse, let alone healthy ones. The few Scarlett had seen had been slaves that were dragged around by chains. Men had tried to do the same to Scarlett, but one glance at her thorn claws and they took off running.
The Temptress was also around Scarlett's age and had long auburn hair. Even while the girl's powers were dormant, she had an alluring presence to her that made Scarlett want to draw closer. It seems that this game is full of powerful and beautiful women. Scarlett always liked to see some girl power, so she was pleased with this knowledge.

Admittedly though, the Lord of lightning was pretty cute. He seemed to be confused and if Scarlett had to guess, she would say that he was not aware of the game that they playing. As for The Warrior, he looked terrifying in his all black armor. Scarlett knew he was a man, but she could not see what he looked like with the armor covering him from head to toe. Scarlett was not happy to be in the same room as the man who had won the last game.

Seeming to want to get her message across, The Ruler of Knowledge finally spoke.  “As you may or may not know, we are special individuals with unique abilities. But the purpose of us being here isn't some great cause...yet. We live to outlast each other and the victor gets immortality for five hundred years. At this rate we are nothing but pawns and a means of entertainment. But the gods can't have their game if we keep each other alive.” The ruler met their gazes as if they were not going to like the next part. “However, there are others out there like us who have lost touch with humanity and they need to be stopped. They will treat us like the enemy so you should do the same. The people in this room is what matters most. I'm proposing an alliance. And for us to figure out how to end these games once and for all, together.”

Scarlett sat in shock. End the game? That was unheard of. She wasn't even sure if it was possible and yet, she couldn't stop the glimmer of hope she felt from the ruler's words. Scarlett would do anything to escape the horrid fate that was forced upon her. The only downside to this plan is that she would still have to kill some people, but Scarlett was willing to make that sacrifice for the overall outcome.

She stood from her spot in the pew and said, "I'll gladly join your alliance. I'm willing to do whatever needs to be done to end this game."

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Character Portrait: Domonic Ambrosia Character Portrait: Ashley R. Houben Character Portrait: Karl D. Houben Character Portrait: Kira Ryanne Character Portrait: Aiden Miller Character Portrait: Sage Cassidy Character Portrait: Sephtis G. Reaver Character Portrait: Kai C. Gable Character Portrait: Scarlett Monroe
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Dialogue: #DDCD20


WHAT. THE. HELL.

If Aiden thought he was losing it before, he's really losing it now. He came to this creepy ass church for some unknown reason and then all these weird people around his age start pouring in and coming together like they're all part of some freaky cult. Then a guy, at least Aiden thinks it's a guy, comes in wearing black armor like some evil knight. To top it all off, blondie starts talking about being pawns in a game, and winning immortality, and killing people.

Maybe Aiden is dreaming. Yep. That's right. Any minute now, he's going to wake up and find out that the apocolypse hadn't happened. His siblings would still be alive, his parents would still be alive, and he would have his normal life back with none of his weird lightning powers. Hold on a minute. Powers. Didn't blondie say something about special abilities? How would she know about Aiden's powers? Is she... is she telling the truth?

No, of course not. It doesn't even make sense because if it was true, why is she the only one who knows about it.

Suddenly the brunette girl with the darker complexion stood up,"I'll gladly join your alliance. I'm willing to do whatever needs to be done to end this game."

Seriously? Does everyone here know what's going on, but me? Aiden still didn't know what was going on or what to believe, but he was starting to connect some things. The powers, the voices, the random floating images, they're all connected and Aiden is starting to think that these particular people are somehow involved in whatever is happening to him. Aiden was still unsure, but he decided he was going to listen to what they had to say.

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karl deryck houben

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Hunter
hex code: #071C57



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Karl trailed his sister and she led the way to...who knows where. Their relationship was like one of those twin things in some stories. The little sister was the leader, and the older twin brother was the bodyguard. Sidekick. Whatever. To be honest, Karl didn't have a problem with that. Just as long as Ashley wasn't leading him to certain death.

"Sis, you know I love ya," Karl began, gripping his bow. "But do you have any idea where we're going?"

Ashley halted and spun around. She wasn't glaring at him, but if Karl wasn't Ashley's twin brother, he would be intimated as hell."I'm following the pull," she stated simply. "You can't feel it?" After those brusque two sentences, Ashley faced forward once again and continued on her trek.

Oh! Karl thought with sudden realization. That's what that thing was! Karl wasn't going to lie, compared to his sister, he wasn't the brightest person out there. He was far from stupid, but not as sharp as Ashley.

Suddenly, as Ashley stopped abruptly, Karl heard voices in his head. "Fast as lightning." "Fear the unknown." "Beautiful to look at, deadly to touch." "Bow down to my mighty swords!" Karl almost jerked back at the last one. Damn, the dude was intense.

Karl was thrown back into the present as Ashley made some hand gesture at him. Hey, she was the one who knew ASL. Not him.

Ashley jerked a finger towards the church in front of the twins. Karl furrowed a brow, then shrugged. He knew that the both of them could feel the pull.

Ashley slowly and silently plucked an arrow out of her quiver and readied her bow, Karl following suit. The siblings approached the church, as silent as leopards stalking their prey. Which was fitting, considering that the twins were both holding a bow and had a quiver of arrows strapped to their backs at this very moment.

Ashley silently set her hand on the door handle. Karl winced, knowing what was coming. His sister silently and oh-so-gently curled her fingers around the handle and slammed the door open in a flash. Said door whammed against the building wall with a loud boom. Literally anyone in the church would be scared out of their wits. Ashley was intense like that.