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THE GODLY II

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a character in “Ruby's Ramblings”, originally authored by rubytuesday, as played by RolePlayGateway

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The Big Bang, the scientific justification of the world's existence. How it differs from prior beliefs, the likes of an incestuously entwined earth and sky born out of Chaos, of a sun regurgitated by a slumbering deity, of a cosmic egg splitting in two, and revealing life in the form of its glorious yolk. One single explosion perhaps makes more sense in terms of logic, but then again, logic is hardly a factor that mankind is known for taking into account.

And this time, for good reasons.

For back when the earth was young, great beings ruled over the world, enjoying their immortality and meddling in human affairs in the name of a moment's entertainment. There were many of them, watching over their personal sections of the far-too-small world, arguing amongst their own and resisting the avarice-driven urge to try take more of the planet than what was their's already. Odin and Zeus ruled separately, over their own people, stilling their pride for the sake of their survival.

They were different, but they had one thing in common. Their life blood was belief. As much as they loathed it, their immortal existence relied on the tiny, insignificant creatures beneath them. The humans, with their temples and their hope, when they clasped their hands in prayer, placed food on an alter, whispered holy names in moments of desperation; the Gods were given strength. Without the humans that they toyed with so heedlessly, they would undoubtedly fade and falter, and disappear from existence.

And they did. Eventually, the people stopped believing. They stopped caring. They found new sources of faith in lucky charms and personal vendettas. As their lack of interest in the Gods grew, the Gods fell. They faded from existence and the only sign they had even been present were the stories in books, and their likeness in artwork. The Gods were dead.


Or so was thought.


For whilst the Gods bodies, their immortal shells, dissolved, their essences remained. These essences searched for a new shape to take, a new form to hold, floating through infinity whilst searching for new, suitable habitation. And they found it in the very people that had destroyed their last ones.


reincarnation | noun | the rebirth of a soul in another body.


They were certainly more irritating than their prior, godly bodies. After all, unlike the divinities the essences used to be a part of, humans had a nasty habit of dying. As a result, they oft moved from body to body, bringing with them a number of traits that were rather notably inhuman. The most remarkable of these was, of course, the powers. A fourteen year old boy in Jamaica should have drowned when he got caught in a rip whilst surfing, only to find that he could breath underwater. A twenty year old woman in Australia stopped visiting her father's grave because of the incessant whispers that confronted her whenever she entered the cemetery. An eighteen year old runaway in Japan found that thieving was far easier when you could quite literally talk the shopkeeper into giving you the money in the till.

These reincarnations had bequeathed upon them not only personality traits similar to the God of whom they were reborn from, but also magical abilities beyond their wildest imaginations.

Sometimes, the reincarnated would go through their lives without ever discovering their powers, living just as the ordinary humans around them. Others thought they were going mad, or that something was wrong with them, turning to figures of authority only to be met with disbelief and laughter. Some would be sought out by those aware of the reincarnations, and invited to attend an academy where they could learn to control their abilities and perhaps make some good out of the hand they've been dealt, whilst also keeping at bay the wicked and power-hungry that would like to use their abilities to achieve less than noble ends.

Such is where our story begins.



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Sanctus Academy, an impressive yet oddly mysterious institution that supposedly only accepts the most 'gifted' of individuals as its pupils. Created in 1846, by two colleagues Theo Collett and William Butler, the reincarnations of Thoth and Odin, respectively. Fortunate to be two of great wealth, they built the school and initiated their own project; to bring the Godly incarnations together, to teach them and protect them. Now, the school continues to thrive unseen and unheard of.

Alongside the Godly are the Saepio, descendants of demigods, demigods being the spawn of human-god dalliances. Blessed with enhanced speed, strength, and stamina, accelerated healing, and the ability to sense and psychically locate Godly, the Saepio train alongside the Godly, and act as bodyguards and allies.

But why would a god reincarnated possibly need someone to protect them? Simple. Because even Gods have their weaknesses, and there are many intent on exploiting this very fact. Because people are cruel and greedy, and the idea of powers may be far too good to resist. Because there is someone, or something, that wants the Godly dead.

And this time, permanently.

So begins...

THE GODLY II's Story