The Black Days

The Black Days

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Centuries ago, humans and vampires shared the world as equals. Lycans were pushed to the side like slaves at best. With a pact that could never last, their system falls apart as a new battle emerges.

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Introduction

The Black Days
For years, vampires walked the earth among the humans, blending together as one, separate species that understood the need to share the land they'd been given from one power or another. But just as humans began to grow and learn, use animals as their food source, find men stronger an more worthy than women, the vampires began to do the same.

The two races turned on each other. The vampires rose above the ranks of the humans, placing themselves not only at the top of the food chain, but also labeling themselves as beyond human. Gods. Worshiped.

Chaos insured.

Now, the human kings have made a pact with the vampire emperors. They've divided the lands, leaving the forests to the vampires and everything else belonging to the humans. The vampires protect the humans in need of extra guarding, while the humans agree to pay blood taxes to the vampires. However, if ever a human should find himself inhabiting the forests, even for just a moment, they are free game for the vampires.

The humans allow the vampires to mingle with the them on certain special occasions. Most notably balls, dances, and other royal gatherings. The only rule is that their identity must remain hidden and that they cause no harm to the humans. However, even with the most strict of rules in place, curiosity has always had a tendency to kill the cat.

Between these two fighting races emerged another, one the humans feared and the vampires loathed: lycans. Viewed as a lesser race by either for their respective reasoning, the lycans were banished to the land south of the Great Moutains, a desolate and empty land craved by neither human nor vampire.

Outraged by their status, the lycan's are rarely ever seen...at least for what they are, and slink along the shadows of either race with very little limitations...



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VAMPIRES

Immortal, invulnerable, superhuman. They have fangs, and must drink blood to survive.
  • Some vampires may have more special traits, such as: mind control, weather control, control over animals, shadow manipulation, invisibility, telepathy, mind reading, dream manipulation, ect. However, these also come with their own set of weaknesses.
  • They do have weaknesses: Must be invited in to human owning property, sunlight is lethal--as is a stake through the heart and fire. Garlic and other religious artifacts are repulsive, but not necessarily dangerous.
  • The vampires can only change a human by drinking them almost to the point of death, then the human participant must drink some of the vampires blood. Always remember the stronger the vampire, the stronger the changeling. NOTICE: vampires may not just change humans. Both parties must have consent from each other and from myself. Vampire's can't kill humans or lycans without consent from each other and from myself.
  • Vampires feeding on one another is forbidden, (not to say it doesn’t happen), except for those of royal blood.

Their class system:
Pure-Blood: Those born into vampirism by two sets of vampire parents. They are the strongest, hardest to kill, and generally the crudest because they have no sense of human life--despite being considered "alive" themselves. The only liquids in their bodies are blood, so thus when they sweat or cry it's, well, blood. They are considered royalty and are held with the utmost respect and pretty much hold the society together. They are truly immortal but are the only race that can breed with every other.
[TAKEN] Clarissa Vasiliev Vincent Vasiliev No More Spaces Available

Changeling: Humans that were changed by other vampires, either against their will or not. They are not alive, and thus their bodies do not act as if they are. They cannot breed with any other vampires except for pure bloods, and fall under the more traditional myths.
[UNLIMITED] Vitirce Cold Rose Longheart

Hybrid/Half-Blood: A half-human, half-vampire mix breed born of a vampire and human parentage or of a human woman who was bitten during pregnancy. These vampires actually have a beating heart, though at a much slower rate, and a low body temp. They can live off human or vampire means, and can survive the sun with minimal discomfort, but they are also weak to human weapons as well. They have the most respect for human life, but often feel as if they are straddling the balance and don't really belong. Romantic relationships between humans and vampires is frowned upon, and usually exist in an outcast or mistress type situation. Hybrids themselves are looked down on in the society. They are not immortal, though they can wildly outlive humans.
[TAKEN] Celestria Bennett OurStars No More Spaces Available

Vampire Application
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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]AKA:[/b] [i]*optional*[/i]
[b]Age:[/b] [i]Physically--[/i]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Distinguishing Features:[/b]
[b]Race:[/b] Vampire
[b]Position:[/b] [i]*Pure-blood/Changeling/Hybrid*[/i]
[b]Family:[/b] [i]*If pure-blood, this family would be of royal blood. If Changeling or Hybrid, simply anyone the character is related too*[/i]

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[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Mate:[/b] [i]*optional with applicable*[/i]
[b]Pet/Freshie:[/b] [i]*If a vampire owns a pet, (s)he is a master. If a vampire owns a Freshie (s)he is an owner. The Pet or Freshie's name goes here.*[/i]
[b]Other:[/b][i]*optional*[/i]

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[b]History[/b]:

*You don't have to use this exact outline, but everything listed must be included. Layout, extras, and pictures are all your personal decision.*

HUMANS

Select few who, for one reason or another, are "special" enough to have an insight...or not.
  • They are not magical beings
  • They fall weakness to illness, natural disaster, and old age
  • Humans may not just change to a vampire or lycan. Both parties must have consent from each other and from myself. Humans can't kill (*cough*yeah right*cough*) vampires or lycans without consent from each other and from myself.
  • Despite how the other two races view them, they see themselves as the 'dominant' and 'natural' race. Therefor, unless appointed by the royals (and even sometimes still), their involvement with the other races is frowned upon.

Their class system:
Royal: A human of royal parentage who is highest in the social ladder and generally always surrounded by large groups of people. Depending on how they were raised, these few may or may not know about the 'special races'. They are the rarest of the human breed.
[ON HOLD] The main roles will be played by my Co-GM's. However, other roles may be played by others.

Commoner: A normal human who is not of royal status or have any other seemingly 'special' trait about them. They are usually very poor and may work for the royals in one form or another, either as servants or as soldiers.
[UNLIMITED] Natalya Emily Rose Kalem Ormund

Pet: Generally taken as small children and raised amongst vampires. They are a sign of prestige and their experiences range from good to bad depending on their situation. Some pet's were kidnapped, sold, or orphaned. Politeness of their masters vary, and they are often seen as property. Unclaimed pets can be auctioned, an action that is considered 'illegal' but happens more often than not.
[ON HOLD] Feronia Breen The amount of pets are directly proportional to the amount of vampires. A pet must be owned before being allowed to play.

Donor: Select few humans who are employed by the royals to done their blood to the vampires in exchange for their keeping the peace. They are protected by the human royals and generally very well cared for, though their status is somewhat demeaning.
[ON HOLD] Rhyan Petrove

Freshie: Humans who became addicted to the bite for whatever reason. Some were once donors or just happened to be taken into the vampire society. They are very rare, coveted, and extremely well taken care of. They generally prefer sexual relationships with vampires, at least long enough to earn a bite. Some are owned, others circle the society. If not owned by an individual they are usually generously compensated. Because they run the highest risks by being willing to push vampire control, they are also the best treated humans in the vampire society.
[TAKEN] Alastair Drake Adelia Blythe No More Spaces Available

Human Application
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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]AKA:[/b] [i]*optional*[/i]
[b]Age:[/b]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Distinguishing Features:[/b]
[b]Race:[/b] Human
[b]Position:[/b] [i]*Royal/Commoner/Pet/Donor/Freshie*[/i]
[b]Family:[/b] [i]*If royal, this family would be of royal blood. If any other, simply anyone the character is related too*[/i]

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[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Mate:[/b] [i]*optional with applicable*[/i]
[b]Owner/Master:[/b] [i]*If a human has an owner, (s)he is a Freshie. If a human has a master, (s)he is a pet. The vampire's name goes here.*[/i]
[b]Other:[/b][i]*optional*[/i]

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[b]History[/b]:

*You don't have to use this exact outline, but everything listed must be included. Layout, extras, and pictures are all your personal decision.*

LYCANS

Individuals who change between man an wolf, with senses that surpass either
  • Very strong and fast with enhanced senses. Weaknesses: Decapitation, removal of the heart, and silver. Silver without being touched is only repulsive, as is the herb wolfsbane.
  • Due to constant regeneration of their bodies, they are immune to aging and sickness...until they remain in one shape for too long.
  • A scratch from a Lycan can cause extreme fever, aches, and chills. The senses can become aggravated and hallucinations often occur. Symptoms can last anywhere from three days to months or even cause death.
  • Lycans may only change humans by an infected bite. So long as the infected human does not taste blood by the end of the full moon, they will become a human again. NOTICE: lycans may not just change humans. Both parties must have consent from each other and from myself. Lycan's can't kill humans or vampires without consent from each other and from myself.
  • Only Alpha males are allowed to breed, not to say that it doesn't happen between others on occasion.

Their class system:
Alpha: There is one that runs the pack. They are men, the strongest and the fastest of the pack. They are 'pure wolves', meaning born from original blood. They have the will to change whenever they please—pain free—but most often still choose to change during the full moon--feeling a strong connection to it.
[TAKEN] Desten Argos Darkwood III No More Spaces Available.

AlphaMega:: Wolves that are born from the Alpha and thus carry their blood (they can also be siblings to the current Alpha). They are just as strong as the alpha's and are 'pure' children, who will either grow to be an alpha themselves or run near the head of the pact. They have the will to turn whenever they please—pain free—but do not earn their gifts until puberty.
[TAKEN] Jack Maxwell Darkwood Chaos Godfree Darkwood Lucius Xavier Blackwood Serenity Kristien Darkwood

Beta: These wolves have been bitten by an Alpha or AlphaMega lycan and are thus considered to be 'theirs'. They will most likely be forced to mate with their Alpha/(AlphaMega) and produce a strong bloodline. There is a complex connection between Alpha/(AlphaMega) and Beta, often spiritual, and an Alpha/(AlphaMega) my not harm a Beta without harming his or herself. They must change on the full moon, but otherwise have control over when they phase—however, from being human born they feel pain in the transition.
[ON HOLD] Faythe Brisbane Roxana La’Trice Underthorn Elena Moore The amount of Betas are directly associated with the amount of Alpha(Mega)'s. A Beta must be claimed before playing.

Omega: These wolves are either cursed by a magical being or are bitten by a Beta. They are completely slaves to the moon and their own emotions in either form, and feel pain every time they phase. They are the lowest of their own rank.
[OPEN] Isolde Konstanze Male position.

Lycan Application
Code: Select all
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]AKA:[/b] [i]*optional*[/i]
[b]Age:[/b]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Distinguishing Features:[/b]
[b]Race:[/b] Lycan
[b]Position:[/b] [i]*Alpha/AlphaMega/Beta/Omega*[/i]
[b]Family:[/b] [i]*If Alpha/AlphaMega, this family would be of royal blood. If Beta or Omega, simply anyone the character is related too*[/i]

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[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Mate:[/b] [i]*optional with applicable*[/i]
[b]Alpha/Beta:[/b] [i]*If an Alpha wolf, a claimed Beta's name goes here. If a Beta wolf, an owner's Alpha name goes here*[/i]
[b]Other:[/b][i]*optional*[/i]

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[b]History[/b]:

*You don't have to use this exact outline, but everything listed must be included. Layout, extras, and pictures are all your personal decision.*








*NOTICE: Vampire characters may not change rank. Lycan characters may not change rank. Human characters may:
  • Royals can become: Commoners (by disownment), Donors (by punishment, most likely), Freshie's (by addiction), Beta's or Omega's (by infection—would lead to disownment).
  • Commoners can become: Donors (in need of work), Freshie's (addiction), Beta's or Omega's (infection)
  • Pets can become: Commoners (by runaways—this would not be an easy transition an I cannot imagine the vampires would be happy about it), Freshie's (addiction), Beta's or Omega's (infection—disownment and probably death. Again...vampires wouldn't be happy.)
  • Donors can become: Commoner's (by retirement), Freshie's (addiction), and Beta's or Omega's (infection)
  • Freshie's can become: Beta's or Omega's (disownment and probably death)
If you want to change your human, you must first contact me. That is a no leniency rule.

**Rare Species: Hybrid, Royal, Freshie, Alpha. This means we will only be accepting a limited number of these positions.

***WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ONE OF EACH RACE AND SUBRACE BEFORE POPULARITY HEIGHTENS.

****IMPORTANT
  • Extra powers come with extra weaknesses.
  • The mating category only becomes available with a relationship in place.
  • Vampires can have Freshies/pet's.
  • Freshies/pet's can have owners/masters.
  • Pet's—before the beginning of the game MUST have a vampire willing to claim them. If no vampire is willing a position change will be in order. HYBRIDS MAY NOT OWN PETS. Pets are prestigious—hybrid's are outcasts.
  • A Beta wolf MUST have an Alpha or an AlphaMega willing to claim them. If no lycan is willing, a position change will be in order.

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Character Portrait: Lucius Xavier Blackwood Character Portrait: Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox Character Portrait: Ruby Asher Callerfox

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Lucius and Scarlett hovered over the old man watching him drink. They glanced at each other wondering if the old man was going to be okay. Lucius looked back at the man and started to read his mind. 'This water is just what I needed. God bless these people.' The priest thought his face still hidden in his hood. Lucius felt uneasy about this man and couldn't lay a finger on why. "Thank you." the old man said with a scratchy voice.

"Not a problem, please rest, if there is anything we can do for you please let us know." Scarlett replied with a bright comforting smile. She then turned around she held her hand out for Ruby and the two of them walked back to the bar.

Lucius sat next to the man examining him. The old man gazed up at Lucius through his cloak. 'Why is this man just sitting there?' thought the priest. "I take it you're a traveling priest?" Lucius asked him. "yes." was all the old man replied with his mouth but his thoughts said so much more. 'Yes, I go around telling people about the beast that lurk in the dark. Shunned by so many people thrown out as soon as I mention the beasts. Maybe I should at least get a hot meal before I tell them?'

Lucius couldn't help but let a smirk cross his face as he glanced down into the man's hand was a silver cross with pointed edges. The chains were made of silver as well. This guy was a Lycan hunter one of the last in existence. Lucius stood up and walked to the kitchen and grabbed the old man a hot bowl of soup and a half loaf of bread. He returned to the table and sat the food down in front of the man and sat directly in front of him. "Please eat." The priest gladly took the food and said a quick prayer before digging in. "I'd hate to ruin your meal." Lucius said aloud then finished his sentence in an audible voice threw the man's mind 'but what if I told you those beasts you despise are the reason you're eating a hot meal right now and not on the street?'

The man froze in fear that he'd just been poisoned and that he'd fallen into a trap. 'Don't worry I haven't poisoned you or done anything to harm you. It's not like you had the opportunity to kill one of my kind in centuries. Eat your meal and rest as long as you like. Just realize that not all the creatures you seek to kill seek to kill you.' and with that Lucius stood up and walked over to the table Ruby was at and started playing a game of cards with her.

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Desten and Lucius reunited their mission to avenge Desten's parents now on hold. They must head back home to protect their people from their ansesters. Lucius would travel west to visit the tribe his parents lived and Desten would travel east.

They left Scarlett and Ruby with smiles and a little gold coin for her troubles.

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Desten was the first to arrive. He was greeted by Roxanna with a grim look on her face. "Desten...Lucius's Mother..." was all she had the chance to say before Lucius came into view.

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Lucius walked up to Roxanna and Desten seeing the look on Roxanna's face he froze. "Lucius...I'm sorry your Mother...at least she's alive...."

"Just tell me."

"Your Mother is ill with Lyseria." Roxanna couldn't find the courage to look Lucius in the eye. Lyseria was a death sentence. It was a slow death no Lycan has ever beat it. Some fought it with poison and lived longer but miserable lives.

Lucius hugged Roxanna. "Thank you for telling me."

"Lucius, that's not the worst part...Your Mother seeks out the witches of the water for healing." Lucius let go of her and looked into her eyes for a moment. Roxanna looked away tears in her eyes. Lucius ran passed her into the house. He ran up the stairs and frantically started to pack.

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Character Portrait: Vitirce Cold
Character Portrait: Desten Argos Darkwood III
Character Portrait: Jack Maxwell Darkwood
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Character Portrait: Natalya Emily Rose
Character Portrait: Lucius Xavier Blackwood
Character Portrait: Chaos Godfree Darkwood
Character Portrait: Celestria Bennett
Character Portrait: Feronia Breen
Character Portrait: Rose Longheart
Character Portrait: Serenity Kristien Darkwood
Character Portrait: Kalem Ormund
Character Portrait: Vincent Alba Vasiliev
Character Portrait: Elena Moore
Character Portrait: Roxana La'Trice Underthorn
Character Portrait: Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox
Character Portrait: Ruby Asher Callerfox

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Character Portrait: Ruby Asher Callerfox
Ruby Asher Callerfox

A smile to light up the world.

Character Portrait: Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox
Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox

Mother of the year

Character Portrait: Elena Moore
Elena Moore

"The moon can be found as an enemy, or as a friend."

Character Portrait: Vincent Alba Vasiliev
Vincent Alba Vasiliev

"Come here... I promise I don't bite... much."

Character Portrait: Kalem Ormund
Kalem Ormund

Warm hearted boy with a black cat

Character Portrait: Serenity Kristien Darkwood
Serenity Kristien Darkwood

"Hiding in plain sight. I love it." (AlphaMega)

Character Portrait: Rose Longheart
Rose Longheart

My heart I give to my love.

Character Portrait: Feronia Breen
Feronia Breen

Why does my heart ache so?

Character Portrait: Celestria Bennett
Celestria Bennett

"Living an outcast isn't as bad as it seems." (The Hybrid)

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Character Portrait: Celestria Bennett
Celestria Bennett

"Living an outcast isn't as bad as it seems." (The Hybrid)

Character Portrait: Vitirce Cold
Vitirce Cold

Succubus of the Night

Character Portrait: Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox
Scarlett Elizabeth Callerfox

Mother of the year

Character Portrait: Kalem Ormund
Kalem Ormund

Warm hearted boy with a black cat

Character Portrait: Ruby Asher Callerfox
Ruby Asher Callerfox

A smile to light up the world.

Character Portrait: Vincent Alba Vasiliev
Vincent Alba Vasiliev

"Come here... I promise I don't bite... much."

Character Portrait: Feronia Breen
Feronia Breen

Why does my heart ache so?

Character Portrait: Desten Argos Darkwood III
Desten Argos Darkwood III

"We didn't just live, we thrived and now we are back stronger than ever!" (Alpha Lycan)

Character Portrait: Elena Moore
Elena Moore

"The moon can be found as an enemy, or as a friend."

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Character Portrait: Vincent Alba Vasiliev
Vincent Alba Vasiliev

"Come here... I promise I don't bite... much."

Character Portrait: Natalya Emily Rose
Natalya Emily Rose

The girl without a name.

Character Portrait: Jack Maxwell Darkwood
Jack Maxwell Darkwood

"How can i help?" (Alphamega)

Character Portrait: Chaos Godfree Darkwood
Chaos Godfree Darkwood

"for my love and my leader i will fight" (AlphaMega)

Character Portrait: Vitirce Cold
Vitirce Cold

Succubus of the Night

Character Portrait: Elena Moore
Elena Moore

"The moon can be found as an enemy, or as a friend."

Character Portrait: Lucius Xavier Blackwood
Lucius Xavier Blackwood

Knowledge is my greatest strength.

Character Portrait: Serenity Kristien Darkwood
Serenity Kristien Darkwood

"Hiding in plain sight. I love it." (AlphaMega)


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