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The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown

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July 3rd, 1954. Bright sunny morning in California.

No!

In any other world you would expect the story to start off with some similar rubbish like this, but fortunately we are not dealing with such a world, for this world is dark....very dark. It is a world as dark and sinister as the mind can allow without doing great damage to the conscious state of being, at least when viewed from the perspective of an outsider, but to the strange and gruesome denizens of this veritable hell, it is common and unassuming. Lately however, the inhabitants of this abysmal domain are beginning to realize just how dark their world really is. What is causing this, you ask?

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Shino woke up at the first light of dawn. She had been sleeping on the roof of a random house. 'Ahh, morning. I wonder whose souls are going down to the Underworld today?'

She stretched her arms out and stood up. Looking out towards the sunrise, she picked up her scythe and swung it over her shoulder. She kept her eyes on the horizon and watched the sun rise higher. Shino then turned towards the opposite direction and swung her scythe, ripping a hole in thin air. 'Let's see, I have to go down to the yellow house and take that person's soul. Easy enough.' She stepped into the hole and went through the warp hole.

The hole opened up in the living room of a different house. Shino stepped out from it and looked around. Seeing how dull the house was, the person was just about to die. She walked into a brightly colored room. Shino looked around the room like she did earlier, only now, she looked at the person in bed. It was an old woman, probably in her 90s or so. Shino walked close to her and felt her cheek. 'Already growing cold...'

The woman coughed and looked up at her. "Who are you, my dear? Are you here to visit me?" Shino took out her note pad and wrote on it, "I've come to take you away." The woman read the note and nodded her head. "Yes, I do believe that it is finally time for me to go." Shino wrote again on her pad and showed her. "You have had a long and wonderful life, ma'am." She nodded slowly, a smile showing through her withered face. "Yes, I have. Now, my dear, what is your name?" Shino wrote again on her pad and showed her. "Shino Shoukan. I summon death."

She raised her scythe above her head and waited for the woman to reply. "Indeed you do, my dear." Bringing her scythe down on her chest, the old woman's soul floated out of her mouth, like a ghost. She caught the soul by its tail and put it in a small, darkly colored vial. The little soul floated around freely in the small vial, along with the other souls that Shino had taken. 'Well, at least she was content.'

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BlackBurn sat at his desk as he rubbed the sleep from his eyes, he had spent another night pouring over his overload of cases.

"Even a demon can only accomplish so much." He thought.

The room was as common as you might expect from being a police station, and a small one at that, it could barely hold 10 desks and was always cold and grim. Gray walls, gray floors, window glass gray with soot and dirt fragments, all did their part to conceal the world without from all thoughts of release and freedom.

These police men and woman were chained to the everyday grind of their job, and yet they were satisfied. But as to Detective BlackBurn, well that's a different case all together. For the first time in 30 years on the force he notice something odd!

Not one of the other detectives sported a tail!?

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'Another day, another hundred souls that need salvation.' Eckhart thought to his self as he walked through the dark alleyways of the great city. He popped out of the alleyway and into a bar, peeking around for some poor soul who needs salvation. Eckhart approaches the bar, and the waitress approaches him. "What can I get ya hun?" She asked him. Her voice was peppy and upbeat in these glorious dark times. This wasn't the one.

"I'm fine..." Eckhart says back to her. She shrugs and walks off to get another order of an old man. This person was raggedy and dirty, probably homeless. Yes, this is the one who needs as much help as he can get. The old man yells at the waitress, for he couldn't pay for the beer he was getting. The old man stormed out of the bar. Eckhart quickly jumped up out the his seat and followed the man out of the bar and into an alley.

The man turned around, and in an outburst, yelled, "WHY THE HELL ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME!" Eckhart smirked and with his hands raised up high, says,

"I bring salvation to those poor souls who need out of their current life. Are you willing to come to the side of the dark lord?"

"Salvation? Get the hell outta here you religious freak!"

"Hmm? So be it." Eckhart replies back, and with a flick of his wrist, a dark spike comes from the ground under the man and stabs through his chin and out the top of his skull. The dark spike dissipates and the man falls to the ground like a rag doll. His soul comes out of the hole in his chin and floats there above the body of what used to be an old man. Eckhart walks over to the soul and grabs it. A black aura surrounds the soul and it disappears. "Another lost soul for you my lord." Eckhart mumbles to his self walking out of the alley. Just another day in the life of a Demon, and the sun is just starting to rise.

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A few hours later two more files were haphazardly tossed onto BlackBurn's desk. "Holy Hell!

The detective was just about to push the two folders off his desk when he suddenly stopped, steadying his hand directly over them. Without even touching the folders BlackBurn absorbed all the information contained within. The other officers were busy with their own overblown caseloads and so they did not notice the strange happenings that were transpiring only a few desks away.

If they had they would have seen the very words written upon the inner papers turn to a fine mist and rise out of the folders and into BlackBurn's fingertips. In that instant BlackBurn became aware of two strange cases dealing with recent deaths, one was that of an old woman in a yellow house on Memento Avenue up in the township of Mori.

The other seemed more up his alley, a possible murder, or so the local authorities thought. Normally he would have checked up on the second case first, but there was something about the death of the old woman which had caught BlackBurn's attention.

With a loud squeak of the metal legs of his office chair as they scrapped along the hard concrete floor the detective stood straight, donning his trench coat Detective BlackBurn walked out of the station and into the ever increasing gloom which began to override the atmosphere.

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Kurt walked down the busy street, completely aware of the murders that were happening in this god forsaken city. There seemed to be at least 2 or 3 a night. His goal was to not get murdered, he knew he wouldn't. He had seen zombies, demons, man-eating tribes, all in a course of a month.
He called a taxi. When one finally pulled up, Kurt put his case of guns in the back, and hopped in the back seat. The taxi driver turned around, "Where can I take ya, sir?" The pale man asked.

"Somewhere that is not here."Kurt said in barely a whisper. The taxi driver hesitated for a second, but then turned around and began to drive.

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Nhi was walking down the streets, searching. She was always walking and she was always searching, always looking for something. But she never knew what for. Maybe it was a person she'd actually function together with, maybe it was the reason for living, maybe it was her parents killer or maybe it was just somewhere to sleep. No matter what, she was always waiting for that day where she would actually find what she was searching for.

As she came to the smaller and more dark part of the city, she noticed the vague sound of footsteps behind her. It was far away, but yet close enough for her to hear. Someone was following her? Nhi kept walking, but as the footsteps came closer and closer, she grabbed around the handle of her daggert, preparing to defend herself. Suddenly the footsteps stopped and everything went silent. She turned around to face the stranger. Who ever it was, was not going away from here alive... But when she turned around, there was no one to be seen. Only the dark streets and the yellow light form the few lampposts. She then turned back around. Had it only been her imagination? No, it couldn't have..

((sorry for the crappy post, but I just got massive writers block))

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One Night special performance

The greatest stage actor the world has ever known has come out of retirement for a single performance at the Blackport theatre

"Tonight only" (8PM)

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Conrad Veidt

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starring in

G.H. Finley's

Never slaughter a Duckling, til the Goose is sauced

For months no citizen could avoid seeing this infernal ad, it had been plastered on every surface imaginable, some of them could even be found wrapped around the homeless. No doubt the insidious efforts of a group of unstable individuals, no one ever knowing that the campaign had in fact been executed by the National Stage Association. It was however extremely successful, surly the place would be packed tonight. The eight O'clock hour is drawing near.

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Myra sat alone outside a small restaurant. She had ordered spaghetti with Parmesan and a berry spritzer. Now, she sipped her water and waited for the food to arrive. She looked across the street and started to wonder about the world. She had been to many places, but no where seemed to satisfy her.

Her food arrived and she greedily forked up the creamy noodles. She hadn't had food this great since she lived in Europe. It couldn't ever measure up to the real thing, but it came damn close. She sipped her berry filled drink and smiled. She enjoyed the breeze flowing through her hair and the wind cooling her legs. Myra was officially relaxed.

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Shino had walked down the street for quite a long time before she started to get tired. 'I wonder what's going on in the city..?' She walked past the stores, and got several looks from people who saw her walking. 'I wish people would just mind their own business....'

She had seen them give her dirty looks, even staring at her long enough to make her feel uncomfortable. Shino just kept her eyes forward, walking as if they weren't there. She had been staring for a while, and suddenly saw something rather interesting. An ad for a performance. 'Well, this looks rather interesting.'

Shino looked around and saw that the same ad had been plastered everywhere. It was on the walls of the buildings, the mailboxes, the trash cans, even on a few of the homeless. She walked up to the side of a building and read:

One Night special performance

The greatest stage actor the world has ever known has come out of retirement for a single performance at the Blackport theatre

"Tonight only" (8PM)

See

Conrad Veidt

Image

starring in

G.H. Finley's

Never Slaughter a Duckling, 'Til the Goose is Sauced

'I think I should see this. Haven't seen a performance in a rather long time...'

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Morzen Dake read an ad that was about 'Conrad Veidt'. Conrad...Veidt. I have to see this. There might be somebody worthy to be drained of their blood.

Morzen checked his watch, 7:46. "Fourteen minutes..." he whispered as he stepped out on the streets.

From where he was, it would take Dake about twenty minutes to get to the Blackport theatre. But, because he's a vampire, he can run really fast. One foot out, jump, land on the other foot and push. Five minutes later, Dake was at the theatre. He looked at the ticket holder. "One ticket please," Dake said.

"That will be fourteen dollars, sir," the ticket holder replied.

Dake gave the man the money and grabbed the ticket. Walking in, he gave the ticket to the man that verifies tickets. Looking around, Dake didn't know which seat to pick. So, instead, he walked towards the dressing room. Knock, knock knock. "Hello, Veidt. By this voice you must know who I am," Dake called inside the room.

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Myra payed for her dinner and stood up from the table. Where to go? She started walking slowly, letting the night air whisk her away. She came to a poster with a man's picture on the front. Conrad Veidt She had heard that name somewhere before and smiled. She loved watching people perform, no matter what they were performing. She shrugged to herself. Yeah, that sounds fun. She glanced to her watch and started walking a little faster to the theatre.

Paying her fee, she waltzed through the aisles and finally chose a spot in the middle of the room. Perfect. Smoothing her skirt and adjusting her floral tank, she slowly sat down and awaited the performance.

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Shino walked up to the front and paid for her ticket. Walking in past rather well-dressed people, she got many more looks from them. She walked down to the third row from the front and sat down. She looked around and saw that few other people had started to come in. 'I wonder who this person is? He sure isn't on my list...'

Shino opened her bag and a small, dark bunny rabbit hopped onto her lap. Its green eyes glowed in the dim light of the auditorium, making him seem more eerie. 'You're so adorable.' It purred in her lap and burrowed its face into Shino's dress. 'Fluffy, fluffy, fluffy.'

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Nhi kept walking even tho she felt rather paranoid. She was sure someone was following her, but everytime she looked nobody was there.
Suddenly there was a lot of lights coming from one of the buildings and people were standing in a line to see some kind of show. Perfect... Nhi thought and walked over to the line. She had no idea what it was, but whoever where following her probably woudln't follow her inside. So she brought a ticket with the only money she had left and found a seat in the back, away from the lights from the stage.

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Character Portrait: Shino Shoukan
3 sightings Shino Shoukan played by angel51897
"I'm lovely and charming, but I summon death."
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"I am not here to make friends."
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"You may call me Mr. Kins. Only miss Shino is allowed to call me fluffy."

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"Do I look evil to you?"

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Morzen Dake

It says vampires must kill to survive. So...sorry?

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Conrad Veidt

1950s radio, TV Spook show host, World reknownd Organist, Vampire, Stage Actor

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I wont be continueing with this rpg, but feel free to carry on wthout me

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Wont be able to post till monday, girlfriend visiting, keep going though, feel free to rp my char, just in case the story gets stuck

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I think that'd be kinda cool for Shino to have an assistant :)

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Just waiting for the others to post

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Fine with me, guess there can be an assasin, especially since we dont even know what the story is yet :)

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uh I was thinking I would make a character that acts like an assistant to Shiro... would that be ok? Kind of a comic relief type character... if not I'll think of something else...

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Awesome! Character posted guys. Care to give me some feedback?

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Yes. Dark, strange, weird, odd. A very different kind of rpg

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Yup, she deals with both the dead and the living. Her only reason with the living is to take the sols of the dying.

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Oh sweet, a Rp with no specific plot. Love it! xD So far, this is gonna be a dark rp, right?

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Shino Shoukan is a necromancer. Just saying.

She can raise the dead and create zombies (That can live forever, unless their lives are taken by her. Also, the zombies that she creates live the rest of their lives as though they never died). Also, she can heal and take lives.

That's all I had to say, just to make my character clearer.

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Funny, Im getting more responce from this then rpgs I spent days and hours creating.

So far we have, a demon detective, a vampire, an ex-vampire turned vampire killer, and a little gilr that summons demons.....hmmmm.

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Well, lets brainstorm. How bout a mystery noir weird type thing

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Well, since we are doing this post by post, how about a dark type of roleplay? Like, we do have a lot of dark characters.

(I don't have an idea yet, but I might be able to help think of one.)

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Didnt expect anyone to join. So what should this rpg be about?

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