The Masks of Death

The Masks of Death

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What happens when Reapers begin to fight one another?

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Introduction

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Alright, look. You're dead. I know that's hard to hear, trust me, but you get used to it. Now, I don't care how you died, just looking at you I can see the cause of death and that's good enough. But what you need to understand is that you have died, and now you're a part of something bigger. You've been chosen by Death himself to become a Death Mask, a Grim Reaper, whatever you want to call yourself.

See that over there? That lump of flesh fading out of existence is your body, but don't worry, you've got a new one. A better one. Now that you've been recruited by Death you'll find you have some new abilities, powers no human could ever obtain. I have no idea what your abilities might be, but whatever they are I was sent here to train you on how to master them. And trust me, you'll want to hone these skills because the dark things out there? Demons. Monsters. Evil spirits. They are well aware of you now, and as you go about your new duties as a grim reaper, they will attempt to hunt you down and devour you.

You see, there are only two ways for you to be killed, really killed. If some part of the Darkness, those demons and monsters and such, if one of them devours you then you're gone for good. The other way? You might have figured out by now that you can't remember your name, and trust me that it's a good thing. There is power in a name, and if anyone should learn your true name, they can use it against you. If a human learns your true name, he can speak it and gain full control over you, and if they then tell you to die, you will cease to exist. Simple as that.

So why are you here instead of on the other side? I've got no clue. By that I mean, I have no idea why the boss man chose you out of all the other souls. Maybe he sees potential in you, I don't know. What I do know is that the road before you is long and trecherous. You'll be charged with protecting the living from, well, everything else. But, more importantly, the boss man wants your help with a little problem we've been having lately. Rogue Reapers. Beings like you, with powers, except they seem to think they can get away with killing whoever they like without consequence. The rogues are lead by a veteran Reaper calling himself Sinclair now. He's old, and power comes with age. As a Reaper you don't age physically, but your strength and energy grows, which means this guy is dangerous.

Now, any questions? You're not the only soul I have to recruit tonight, so let's get the show on the road, run and talk.

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The idea of this roleplay is that you have died in some unusual way. Most likely, you were murdered for one reason or another. Maybe in life you were a good person, maybe not, but either way Death has seen potential in you and has decided to recruit you, to make you into a Reaper. You will bare a scar of how you died for the rest of your existence which, if you aren't destroyed, could be forever. There are only two ways for a Reaper to be destroyed; a powerful demon can consume you and absorb you into themselves, or someone learned what name you had in life and commands you to be no more.

As a Reaper you gain a set of special abilities. Your senses are now sharper, you are stronger and faster than any human, and you can travel through shadows. You also heal quickly, and if you are too badly injured your body will turn into shadow and you will go to the Other Side, where you will sleep until you are fully healed. This may take hours, or years. In addition to these basic abilities, each Reaper has two unique traits. They can summon a special weapon forged from their own spiritual energy, and they gain a power in accordance with the manner in which they died.

For example, using my own character. Valko was freezing to death in a snow storm when a mother wolf killed him to feed her pups. Around his neck are the marks of the wolf's fangs, he can summon twin daggers as his weapon, and his unique ability is ice creation and manipulation.

Reapers are made up of spiritual energy, and using their abilities consumes a small amount of that energy. Using them once or twice, that's no big deal, but the longer they are used and the more powerful the use behind them, the Reaper will be weakened. If they use their powers too much, they can fade away and will find themselves on the Other Side. When this happens, it could take decades for a Reaper to regenerate. Another aspect of being made from spiritual energy are the uniforms all Reapers wear, which are also made of spiritual energy and represent the individual Reaper in the form of a Death Mask. In the case of Valko, his mask appears as a black and silver wolf mask.

Now that you have a general idea, you need to decide who's team you will be on.

Valko is a veteran Reaper who has done such work for centuries. He takes his orders directly from Death himself and adheres to the laws Death has set forth for his Reapers. As in, no harming the living, and not doing anything to draw attention to yourselves. You only kill those that you have been ordered to kill, aside from coming up against demons or other dark entities.

Sinclair is also a veteran Reaper, nearly as old as Valko, but he has taken it upon himself to raise a small army of Reapers who have no ties to Death. Under his leadership these Reapers kill whomever they feel deserves it, even the living. They also tend to draw attention to their actions without worrying about whom sees them or what effect it might have on the world of the living.

As our story begins you find yourself either being made into a Reaper by Valko or Sinclair. You decide.

For this roleplay I'm not going to limit the number of players involved, but I won't be starting until there are at least 3 people aside from myself signed up. And as stated before, I'd like all characters to have a unique ability, so if two people submit a character with a similar ability I will ask one of them to change it.

Valko's Reapers
Mordax played by Tenaciousbolt
Finn McCool played by Bolin
Harper played by WilPen
Doctor played by Soul_Alchemist
Marion played by Lolkatlove
Arumat played by FORxSCIENCE
Skye played by AlexusRaevynn

Sinclair's Rogues
Opheila played by TheMagnificentVanillaBean
Raven played by AlexusRaevynn
Lune played by ElusiveAuthor
Zero played by AlexusRaevynn


Below is the basic character sheet, feel free to add whatever you like to it.

[add pic here if you want]
Name: (whatever name your character goes by after death)
True Name: (the name your character had before they died)
Age: (depending, this can be how old they actually are and/or how old they appear)
Physical Description: (what does your character normally look like?)
Personality: (give a brief description of how your character views the world, how they might seem to others)
Cause of Death: (the manner in which your character died)
Past: (their life before death)
Ability: (the unique, death-based ability your character has)
Weapon: (the personal weapon your character is now able to summon)
Whose side are you on?: (Sinclair, leader of the rogues, or Valko, leader of those tasked by Death)

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The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

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Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Opheila Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Danzaline Alchaline Character Portrait: Raven Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Finn McCool

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Valko stood over the body of a young woman who lay in a puddle of her own blood. For him, the worst part about his job was that he had to be there whenever a new recruit died, otherwise their soul might wander away from the body, or another Reaper might come along and help them to pass on. Or even worse, Sinclair could arrive on the scene and steal another soul away for his rogues.

The figure on the ground before the Frost Wolf Reaper looked barely old enough to be an adult. The woman she had been trying to protect had gotten away, which was good, but the man who had committed this crime had fled as well. The murderer had seemed to recognize the woman, maybe she was someone important? Valko had no idea, didn't care. Whoever she was while alive, that wasn't who she would soon become, was becoming. As he watched the woman seemed to raise up out of herself, the separation of soul and body. He didn't think he'd ever get used to the sight.

"Miss, I'm going to have to ask you to come with me." Valko says as he reaches out and takes her hand. She now wore a yellow dress and bore a scar on her forehead from her death. "I've got a lot to talk to you about, but not here in the streets."

The Reaper leads her over to the shadow cast by a dumpster, but as they reach the darkness they disappear into it, and after a moment of nothingness, they find themselves standing in what appears to be an old warehouse. Two other figures can be seen milling around, both men, which might worry the woman, but there was little Valko could do about that, and besides, what he had to say would probably make her forgot her worried about such things.

"Please, take a seat." Valko says, releasing her hand and walking over to a table, pulling a chair out for her. "These two men are friends. This is Finn, and Mordax." He points to each of them in turn, then to the two of them he says, "This is the newest recruit. I'm about to give her the talk, so please don't interrupt." Turning back to the young woman, Valko takes a seat across from her and clears his throat. Up until now he has been wearing his Reaper attire of a black robe and a wolfish mask, but how he removes the mask, which seems to turn to dust and float away on an unseen breeze, as does the robe, revealing that Valko is now wearing black pants and a grey button down shirt.

"I know this may be hard to understand, but please bare with me. You are dead now, and Death himself has recruited you into his services. From this day forward, you are a Reaper. You will be given new abilities, some unique to yourself, some general ones that we all have. You will use these powers to defend yourself against the evils of the world while you carry out the task of helping the souls of the dead to the other side." Valko pauses then to let this sink in, wondering how she will react.

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"It seems I was too slow this time." Sinclair says, removing his mask to reveal dark hair and eyes that seem to glow slightly. He stands on the rooftop of a building across the street, looking down on the scene as Valko disappears into the shadows. A few moments later a sobbing woman returns with a man, and in the distance sirens wail. "Fools, don't they know that it's too late for those? That it's too late for anything now."

Smirking, Sinclair steps backwards into a shadow and emerges from the shadow of a grandfather clock into the den of an old, run down mansion. The place had been deserted decades ago, thought to be haunted. It was outside of the city, far enough away from anyone else that the Blade Reaper and his rogues could have their privacy without the need to keep themselves too quiet. After all, if the place was supposed to be haunted, who wouldn't expect the occasional odd noise.

"Ophelia, Raven, Lune," Sinclair calls out as he moved further into the house. "It seems the enemy has a new recruit, but no matter. We also have a bit of prey to hunt down. There is a murderer lose in the city, and I feel like going out for a walk, would anyone care to join me?"

The rogues were free to do as they pleased really, so long as when Sinclair asked them for something they complied. Normally, each night when the sun went down, his crew would head out into the streets and do what they did pest. Punish whomever they saw fit. It was easier to do this at night, because in a city like this which never really slept, the odd ones always came out later, and few people would question a group of odd looking individuals wandering the streets. Even if they displayed their powers the poor simple humans often chalked it up to a show of some sort.

"I also caught wind that a demon may enter the city this evening, and those are always good fun."

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Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Danzaline Alchaline Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Finn McCool

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#, as written by WilPen
"Wait. I'm sorry, I'm dead?" These were the first words from her mouth. It was as good a time as any to speak up. She'd stayed silent when she woke up to a masked man in a mysterious cloak standing over her. Again, she didn't speak when she turned to find a body on the ground. Finally, no questions came about travelling through a portal in the shadows to a room holding other strangers. However, claiming she was dead was just too much.

As she took her seat in the strange room, her mind started to piece things together. The body on the ground had been her's. She recognized the clothes that she had put on to go for a run that morning, but her face looked odd. Was that what she had always looked like? Well, barring the bullet holes of course. People often said her face matched her name, but she didn't think she looked like a--...

Wait, what was her name? Megan? Or Ginger? Hadley? Yeah that was it. Hadley. Or... Harper. "My name is Harper," she called out of nowhere. Whether it was true or not, it was set now.

Harper, as she was now calling herself, glanced over the man in front of her. He was a lot less scary without his mask, but she was still a little nervous. "Wait, sorry. To go back again. I'm dead??" This time her tone showed more stress. His speech was obviously starting to sink in.

Too shocked to run, she remained seated, but paced the room with her eyes. They bounced between the 3 men in the room and it was making her dizzy. "What do I do now?" Her voice was as small as she felt. She could really use a run, but that was what got her into this mess.

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Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Opheila Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Lune had been playing on her new 3DS. She had originally abhorred the things, but when she saw one lying abandoned on a bench at the park, just as it was about to rain, she had taken it home and in an uncharacteristic mood intending to get up early and head to the police station the next day.

Obviously, that's not how it turned out.

"No, no, no! Absol, dodge it, dodge it, dodge... AW!", she had whined, just as Valko came in. Having grown used to her unusual intensity while playing on the thing however, nobody said a word.

She looked up at her superior from her position on the couch as he started talking. To be honest, she didn't feel like it, she mused, but a murderer was a murderer, and if Valko saw it necessarily to intervene, despite probable police investigation, it was either a nasty one or a smart one. Possibly both.

"Are we going as a group, two groups or splitting up to fulfil the objectives?", she asked -hopeful- as she didn't want to deal with a demon so soon after the last one. Good fun he says, not only had the previous demon caught her on her own and wounded her nearly to the point of going into shadow stasis, but it had also destroyed one of her favourite dresses, and while she did feel like venting, she wasn't up to it. Even quick healing wasn't instantaneous healing.

Some might have called her weak for being hurt this badly, but Lune, while somewhat talented with her weapon, did not have a combat ability to make up for the raw difference in strength.

Well, so it was true in a way, her being weak, but she hated to be called out on it.

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Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Opheila Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Raven was hovering over Lune as she played her game. It seemed rather interesting, though it was clear that the child-like man was holding back from asking too many questions so that he didn't distract the girl from playing. The sound of his name being called was enough to distract Raven, and he blinked a couple of times, smiling brightly as he spotted Sinclair enter the room.

Bouncing over to the other male, Raven waved in greeting before settling down next to the taller male, though it now seemed whatever had been holding him back from asking questions to Lune had gone as word after word spilled from Raven's lips. "Where did you go? Was there anything yummy looking? Did you have fun? Wait, Valko got someone new?" At the mention of Valko, the green-eyed male frowned for a moment. He wasn't overly fond of the Frost Wolf Reaper, he kept spoiling Raven's fun.

The mention of a murderer and a moment later a demon soon had Raven smiling brightly again. "A murderer? And a demon? Can I? Can I? Me me me!" Laughing a little, Raven started humming a random, disjointed tune as he continued his earlier bouncing, though now moving around Sinclair as he did so. There was something going on out there and he wanted to get going already. It wouldn't be surprising if his childish antics annoyed someone, but Raven was too excited to really care what the others thought at this point.

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Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Doctor

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"Believe me, I know how hard this can be to accept, let alone understand." Valko says, raising his chin to reveal his death scar. "All of us in this room have died already, and been brought back by Death. Well, specifically a Reaper, such as myself. You see, when Death finds a particularly strong spirit, he will sometimes recruit them and give them special powers so that they can help things move more smoothly. We keep the world of the living running, to put it in another way. Without the Reapers, human souls would wander the earth forever, and the demons could attack the living."

He pauses here, realizing that he may be taking things to quickly, explaining too much in one go. But time is of the essence, there is a demon loose in the city and while Sinclair and his rogues may be able to take it out, there is no telling how much collateral damage will be caused in the process. Just before he speaks again, a new figure emerges from the shadows.

"Ah, Doctor, there you are. Did your job go well?" Valko asks the new figure, dressed all in black, and with a pale white mask, but instead of robes Doctor wears an odd black suit and hat.

Doctor looks at Valko and nods, and then without saying a word looks to Harper and tilts their head before looking back to Valko.

"This is Harper, I just recruited her." Valko explains. To which Doctor straightens their head before nodding and bowing slightly to Harper. "This is Doctor." Valko says, looking back at Harper. "He, she? They've been around for a long time as well, a Reaper, like myself, and now you. Now, let me see if you can do this."

Reaching out, palm up, Valko focuses on the palm of his hand, and slowly white specks begin to appear. The specks grow larger, then start to come together, until soon a simple white mask is formed. The mask falls into his hand, and as his skin touches it, the color darkens to black and silver, and the form changes, making it look more like the face of a wolf.

"Just focus on the idea of a death mask, and it should come to you."

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Sinclair had been around his recruits long enough to have grown used to their antics. He knew that, when it came to combat, Lune wasn't the strongest of the group, but that last mission had been a test to see how strong she had become since he had met her. Lune was indeed stronger, it was true, but still not at the point where he would trust her to go out on a solo mission of such magnitude again. If he really wanted to, he could force her to go after the murderer on her own, and she could probably manage that. But what he says is-

"Don't worry Lune, you are injured, and the police won't see be catching this particular murderer." What Sinclair was hiding from the Reaper was that this was potentially a new recruit in the making. A murderer? Yes, but an effective one, with a strong spirit. "I would like you to accompany Raven and myself as we see about this demon problem. Do you think you can manage that?"

Although his words sounded sincere enough, there was an edge to them that his Rogues knew well. When he asked something, it wasn't actually a question in most cases. Not when a job was involved at least.

"And Raven, I believe your Orion will come in handy, so yes, I would like you to come along with me as well." Sinclair says, ignoring some of the Reaper's questions. "And yes, Valko did manage to recruit a new member. A young girl who was shot down. I think it will be some time before she masters her abilities, but given the manner of her death, and the rules that Valko likes to live by, we may be able to bring her to our side."

With that being said Sinclair walks past Raven and over to a dark corner of the room. He reaches a hand out into the shadow and it disappears. Sinclair closes his eyes, and they move rapidly behind his lids for a moment, until they stop and he opens his eyes. As he does so the image of a busy city street can be see through the shadows, as if someone were looking at the scene through thick black smoke. It looks as though there has been an accident, cars are stopped, some piled up. Police and people run about, but none of them notice the large dark form standing on the corner laughing, because to all of them, he cannot be seen.

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Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Lune winced, as she indeed recognized his tone of voice. There was no room for argument.
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Initially lured in by honeyed words, Lune had realized soon after joining Sinclair that she was in trouble. Years of living amongst the viper's den that was the French aristocracy had taught her to recognize the good sort from the bad. Sinclair was definitely in that latter group. However, she had little choice. Safety was in numbers, and while she could have gone back to Valko, that was even more abhorrent to her. She might be a caged bird in either case, but at least Sinclair's cage was golden, despite the serpent poised to devour her when she left...

Besides, she did not know what kind of ace Sinclair had hidden up his sleeve, what kind of leverage he had over her.

---because undoubtedly, there was something, he was that kind of man---

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She put on her best smile, one she had honed back during her life and that had reached perfection in her afterlife and nodded.

This was her 'life' after all and it could be much, much worse if Sinclair wanted it to be so.

The fact that she knew there were fates worse than death made it all that more effective.

She knew that while her mask was a good one, and had probably worked for a while, Sinclair had probably seen through it already. However, she at least hoped that she was useful enough to make discarding her because of her knowledge of his nature a mistake in his eyes.

She saved her game and put the game in her handbag, which she left on the couch. Taking it with her into battle would be counterproductive.

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Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Raven's gaze darted between Sinclair and Lune at their exchange, blinking a couple of times as a confused look flitted across his face - was something wrong? However a moment later and the underlying tension seemed to ease up, Raven found himself relaxing slightly, even though he hadn't noticed himself tensing in the first place.

As Sinclair said that he wanted the shorter male along, Raven's eyes lit up and he smiled brightly once more, nodding enthusiastically. He followed Sinclair's reasoning over Valko's newest recruit, he hoped that they'd be able to convince the girl to switch sides, then he would have someone else to play with. "What are we waiting for then? Let's get going!"

Raven started to daydream as he imagined what the newest Reaper was like and the sorts of things that they could do together once the girl was on their side. Maybe they could explore new places or find yummy things to eat?

He was drawn out of his musings as he spotted Lune put her game console away out of the corner of his eye. Turning his attention to her, Raven half skipped his way over to the girl. He smiled at her before opening his mouth and letting the questions spill out. "What game were you playing earlier? How are you? Was the game fun? Are you looking forward to hunting the demon?" Questions asked, if not in any sort of order, Raven closed his eyes, placing his hands behind his head as he rocked back on his heels.

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Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Lune had to think about those questions a little. They were simple, but the puppy fired them of at such a rapid pace that it was hard to keep track of them all.

"I'm well enough", she answered, her smile turning genuine at the interaction. She paused for a moment before continuing.

"It's called pokémon", she explained, "The game is fun, yes. A bit repetitive at some points, but addicting in it's own way."

"As for the demon... Eh... I'm neutral about it."

A boldfaced lie, but it's not like she could word her real thoughts with Sinclair in the room. She didn't want him to think of her as weak, and therefore disposable.

"Speaking of the game", she said in an attempt to distract him, "Would you like to try it sometimes?"

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Finn McCool Character Portrait: Doctor

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Finn paced across the across the room as he listened to Valko explaining to Harper or what ever her name was about what had become of her, he hoped that she would come to terms with what happened to her than he had with his own demise. he could still remember the loss and confusion he had felt when he had been told that he was dead.

He pulled the zippo lighter her had aquired during the First world war and began to play with it. he waved his had over the flame and it jumped from the lighter to the palm of his hand, were he started to manipulate making it grow and shrink as passed between his hands. He had learned along time ago that it was easier and less draining on his powers to manipulate fire he created using physical means than it was to create it out of thin air which had saved him in some of his more dangerous demon encounters and may be useful if he was up against sinclair and his reapers.

Looking over he saw the Doctor appearing out of the shadows. He never could understand why the Doctor refused to take his mask off or refused to speak to them. looking back at valko and the new girl he was glad he was wearing his mask as the scares his death could be be unsettling for her until she got used to them, It had taken him along white to get used to them himself. shaking himself out of his thoughts he wondered how long valko was going keep harper long and if he should introduce himself to their new companion

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Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Danzaline Alchaline Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Finn McCool Character Portrait: Doctor

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#, as written by WilPen
As soon as Valko revealed the scar across his neck, her hand flew to her own. If there was a scar there, Harper didn't feel it. Perhaps the scars were as unique as the powers the tall man had described. The man introduced as Finn was off to the side playing with fire. Literally. She wondered if she would have fire abilities as well, but she figured she would find hers soon enough.

Valko had been talking circles around Harper and she could barely keep up. This was interrupted by the entrance of another person to the sordid group. To Harper's horror, they were wearing a familiar mask. The mask was seen in history books from the era of the plague, but to she also saw it in her nightmares. Since she was a small child, she was terrified one of those doctors would come and take her away, and here they were.

Despite Doctor's rather tame introduction, Harper could only manage a small wave and a squeak. A look of wide-eyed fear was stuck on her face. Thankfully, Valko distracted her again by demonstrating how a mask was formed.

"Do we get to pick what it looks like?" Harper asked as she struggled to form the lights the way she wanted. Resigning, she let the lights form on their own and was pleasantly surprised at the near immediate appearance of a white mask. She added, "Guess not."

Once the mask fell to her hand, it darkened to a deep black. It was nearly featureless and would definitely be intimidating in a dark alley. Three red flowers bloomed on the face, they nearly looked as though they were moving. As if they were swaying in the wind. It didn't take long for Harper to realize what they represented.

With a shaking hand, she reached to her face. It didn't take long before her fingers found the scar on her forehead. Of course that lowlife, Regan, would shoot her in the head. What a dick.

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Character Portrait: Valko Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven Character Portrait: Harper Character Portrait: Finn McCool Character Portrait: Doctor

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"From this point on, I'm afraid many choices will be made for you. Death himself decided that you would become a Reaper, and your own death decided other things, such as your mask, your scar, and your abilities. You can summon weapons now, using your own spiritual energy, and you will find you have a unique power that no other Reaper bares." Valko says this and then stands and takes a step back from the table. "You have seen Finn's ability to manipulate fire. I can do the same with ice."

Raising his left hand, Valko looks at his palm and a chunk of ice forms. From that chunk he shapes a sphere, and then manipulates it so that it looks like a crystal ball. Closing his hand around the orb it turns to powdery snow, and as the snow falls it disappears. Reaching to his hips with a hand on either side, he then closes his hands, as if holding onto something, then makes as if to draw a weapon. And it happens. A pair of ancient looking, curved daggers appear in his hands, looking very sharp.

"You have a power and weapon of your own, and as much as I would like to teach you how to do this, I'm afraid we simply don't have the time." Valko drops his daggers and they, like the snow, disappear. Turning to Finn and Doctor he says, "The man who killed Harper is still out there, but worse I have learned that there is a demon after him. The demon plans on possessing the man. We have to slay the demon, and stop the man. You know the laws, we cannot harm the living intentionally, so we'll have to work around that."

Walking over to a shadowy corner of the warehouse, Valko reaches into the shadows, and when he pulls back, it is as if he has opened a door. There is a window in the shadows, looking out over a scene of chaos downtown. A huge figure with red skin and horns stands on the corner, laughing as people scurry about.

"Finn, Doctor, Harper, let's get going."

With a nod Doctor walks over and steps through the portal.

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Sinclair could read his people like the pages of a book. He knew that Lune had no real interest in this endeavor, that she would like to protest, but she understood how bad of an idea that was. Sinclair did indeed have secret information on both of his rogues, deadly information. While a Reaper cannot remember their own name, that doesn't mean they cannot learn the name of another.

Restless and annoyed after the debacle with Valko, Sinclair shakes his head and steps through the portal and into downtown. It would stay open for about another minute, long enough for Lune and Raven to join him. Or to back out. He suspected that should they back out, he would have a touch of trouble tracking them down again, but it could be done. Reapers were made for hunting spiritual beings, even other Reapers. When he was still blind to the truth of his abilities, Sinclair had even hunted down his own kind, rogue Reapers, on the orders of Death.

The scene before Sinclair was, in a word, chaos. The demon stood on the corner, one arm raised, index finger pointing at a police officer. As the man tried to speak into his megaphone, to try and direct the crowd that had gathered, the demon affected his words, silencing them sometimes, garbling them at others. At the same time he was staring at a body lying prone in the intersection, a pool of blood quickly forming beneath it. The woman was dying, would be dead quite soon Sinclair suspected, and then the demon would feed. It would suck up her soul like soup, making himself stronger.

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Character Portrait: Sinclair Character Portrait: Lune Character Portrait: Raven

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Raven nodded at each of Lune's responses to his questions, though paused and tilted his head to the side at her offer to let him try out her game. "Sure, if you don't mind. Maybe once we get back later? Or whenever really." He laughed a little, gaze flickering to the bag where Lune had stored the console earlier before focusing back on the girl again. He was interested in what playing the game would be like, the snippets he had seen her playing earlier looked like fun.

"I know I'm looking forward to fighting the demon. It'll be fun I think." He nodded a little at his own words, eyes closing for a moment as he smiled at her.

Not long afterward, he turned his attention to Sinclair, seeing the other step through a portal. Smiling brightly, Raven was quick to follow, skipping through after him.

The other side wasn't quite what he was expecting. For one there seemed to be a lot of people running everywhere and someone was trying to organize them, though his words were coming out rather oddly. Coming to stand beside Sinclair, Raven glanced up at him before turning his attention to the demon who was the cause of this chaos.

"So, do we have a plan?" His hand was curled ever so slightly, ready to summon Orion once he was ordered to.

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Mordax awakens at the sound of the portal closing with a start. He looks around seeing that no one is around, he contemplates whether he should've stayed awake or not. "Guess I missed them, I should really try to stay awake next time." He got up and walked down to his room to study a new piece of technology he acquired.

He keeps walking past a few doors then, he opens a door on his right and walks in. After walking in he closes and locks the door securely. "I wonder if I can figure out what this device can do before they get back." He sits down at his desk and starts to fiddle with a small, thin, rectangular box. "Now the first step is to turn it on but, how?""I guess I can ask the new girl when they get back." He stands up then heads over and lays down in his bed quickly falling asleep.

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Lune rolled her eyes behind Raven's back. Ofcourse there was a plan. Sinclair was a schemer after all. The more accurate question was how much of it he was willing to reveal to his pawns.

Her eyes roved over the scene, taking in every detail, the demon, the police agent, the wounded, the ones who were beyond saving, the people hi... Oh dear...

"It looks like we have company...", she said dryly.

Once she had Raven's and Sinclair's attention, she pointed towards the other group of Reapers.

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"I was hoping that Valko might take a little bit longer to get the poor girl adjusted to this new world, but it looks like I was wrong. I had hoped to simply watch the scene unfold and strike at the opportune moment. Pity." Sinclair speaks as though this doesn't bother him, but the rogues would know just by a look that their leader was irritated. The head of the rogues looks across the street as Valko and his people emerge from the shadows.

Normally a Reaper goes unnoticed because they choose to do so. Being made of pure spiritual energy, they are all but invisible to most humans until they choose to show themselves. If they ever decide to do so. With a sly grin, Sinclair runs a hand over his face, making it so the humans, as well as the demon, can see him. To anyone looking he would have simply appeared out of thin air. but of course, in such a panicked situation, no one noticed him. Not yet at least.

"Both of you fall back, take position. Raven, I want you to summon your weapon, keep it trained on the demon, and if I should give you the signal, wound it, but do not kill it." Sinclair says, keeping his eyes on Valko and the other Reapers who stuck with the laws of Death. "We may need to kill it, but not just yet. I have other plans in mind. Lune, be a good girl and try to make sure Raven doesn't get struck down from behind as he aims, yes?"

As he moved through the shadows Sinclair sent out a call to the other Rogues. While the haunted mansion was their home, not all of the Rogues spent their time there. Some had their own haunts, others were often away on whatever mission Sinclair assigned to them. But with the call, they would hear his voice in the back of their minds, beckoning them to him.

Sinclair takes a few steps forward, until he is standing in the road at the edge of the intersection opposite the demon. By now an ambulance has arrived, and a woman has gotten out of the back and run over to check on the dying woman. Raising his right hand, and looking not at the woman, but the puddle of blood around her, the Blade Reaper moves his fingers like a wave before extending his index finger and jerking his hand upwards. In reaction, a needle of blood rises out up, piercing the throat of the paramedic. Soon she falls and her blood mingles with that of the dying woman, and the demon growls.

-=-=-

The demon had no name, was not intelligent enough to need one. It is an engine of chaotic energies and rage given a physical form. It knows enough to hunt and trap, what it can and cannot feed on. Human souls are tasty, but the soul of a Reaper? Like the nectar of the gods to a demon. And now this one can smell several of them, close at hand and moving closer. People scurry about in fear and the demon laughs.

More death. More blood. As it watches, the demon can see one of the Reapers cause the death of another human. Two free, tasty souls awaiting him. Lowering his hand he ends the interference from the megaphone, and the sound that emerges from it next nearly deafens the man holding it. The demon ignores the sound and instead lunges for the two dying humans. He opens his mouth wide, so wide that his cheeks tear open, and swallows the two humans, body and soul. He absorbs the souls at once and a light seems to turn on in his eye as he begins to think in a more intelligent manner, and realizes that the black haired Reaper may be an ally, which makes the other group enemies.

-=-=-

Doctor watches as Valko opens the portal. On the other side is chaos, and the Doctor knows what must be done without their leader saying a word. Walking over to Harper, Doctor puts an arm around the young Reaper and half walks, half pushes her into the shadows as the other pass through ahead of or behind them. Once they emerge Doctor keeps a hand on Harper's shoulder, even though she flinches away and seems to have grown a bit pale.

"Doctor, thank you. Keep close to Harper, I don't want anything happening to-" Valko's words are cut off when the demon growls. He turns in time to see Sinclair take on a physical, visible form, and walk towards the demon, stopping as he begins to manipulate the blood. "Dammit, we're late! Everyone, you know what to do. Watch out for the Rogues and other demons, keep an eye on one another and try not to be noticed. I'm going after Sinclair."

Without looking back Valko rushes forward, and as he passes behind a black van he takes on a physical form as well. By the time he emerges on the other side, it seems as though he just stepped out from behind the van and stumbled into a run. At full speed he reaches Sinclair, hoping the fool doesn't do anything to attract attention. Just before Valko makes to grab his rival by the collar, screams can be heard. Distracted, he looks over to see the two bodies lift up into the air before disappearing.

"Good to see you, old friend." Sinclair says, and then Valko feels pain explode in his left side. Looking down he finds a blood dagger melting away.

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Upon receiving his orders, Raven saluted slightly at Sinclair before moving back to find some higher ground, preferably with a little bit of cover. He didn't bother to check if Lune followed him or not, if she didn't then he might end up having more fun than expected and if she did he would have someone nice for company, but he would be happy either way.

One of the nearby buildings had a fairly low roof and for the fun of it Raven decided to climb up the side. After scrambling up, he summoned Orion with practiced ease, moving into a position that allowed him to overlook the scene. Weapon in hand, he slipped his glasses on out of habit before notching an arrow and taking aim at the demon.

"Legs it is." He wasn't aiming anywhere vital, he wasn't stupid enough to after Sinclair had given orders to keep the demon alive, and attacking its legs would hamper it's chances of running from them should they decide to kill it after all.

By the time this was done, the green-eyed Reaper observed Sinclair kill the paramedic - was it a peace offering to the demon? He also watched with morbid fascination as the demon swallowed the two humans, seemingly whole. Orion remained fixed on the demon, even if its summoner appeared distracted.

~*~*~*~

Zero had been contently watching people as they ran, screams in the distance prompting the small girl to wander just what they were running from. She was sat on a bench, smiling softly as the scene unfolded. Had she remained undisturbed she likely would have stayed there for a while.

As it was, she heard a call in the back of her mind and upon hearing Sinclair's voice she straightened up, face schooled into a serious expression. Standing, she turned and began to weave her way through the crowds, picking up her pace until she was almost running.

A minute later, she turned the corner just in time to watch a demon devour its meal. She noted that it seemed to regard Sinclair in a somewhat positive light, perhaps her Master was trying to get the demon on their side. Out of the corner of her eye she could see Raven and a moment later Lune. Though she disregarded them for the moment in favor of paying attention to what Sinclair was doing.

She stuck to the shadows as she moved, absently summoning Starlight to one hand as she left the other free in case she got the chance to use her ability. Zero could see Valko's Reapers arrive from her position, her former leader followed by the one in the plague doctors mask and was that a new girl? She also noted that the samurai one seemed to have tagged along as well. This would be tricky.

Still, she settled herself into position several metres away from Sinclair, just as the man stabbed Valko with a blood dagger. Her Master likely already knew she was there, and it wouldn't surprise her overly much if the other Reapers did too, still with Raven and Lune at a distance, she wanted to be by Sinclair's side if this ended up in a fight.

~*~*~*~

Skye had calmly observed as Valko welcomed the new Reaper, though made no moves to introduce himself to her. He didn't pay much attention to the details, he had seen this happen enough to know roughly what would happen. Though Valko opening a portal to a chaotic scene with a demon certainly was new. So they were jumping straight into it and having the new girl tag along then?

Doctor moved to take the girl - Harper, he remembered her introducing herself as - through the portal and Skye waited for a second before following the three through. He arrived to the scene just in time to see Sinclair stab Valko.

He paused for a moment in surprise before a cold fury started burning through his system. His leader was injured, one of the few people he cared about and was loyal to was injured. Skye's expression darkened, a cold smile pulling at his lips as he summoned Desolate Edge to his left hand, Resolute Edge appearing in his right at the same time. He might not have had a chance to put on his armor, but he would still fight.

Weapons in hand, Skye started running toward the pair. He needed to get Sinclair away from Valko, preferably as quickly as possible. Wind coated the edges of the blades, the invisible element extended his reach slightly and upon reaching the pair, Skye made a diagonal slash towards the rogue with Resolute, Desolate following a moment later.

Distracted as he was, Skye never noticed the demon not far away from them, nor did he see the other rogues waiting.

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Lune summoned her mask to hide her emotions, feeling somewhat insulted due to being talked down upon like that. She knew Sinclair probably did it to get on her nerves, but that only dulled the edge of her seething, not destroy it. Still she was glad her position wasn't one of outright fighting just yet.

She did sigh when Raven went up the roof. It was a smart idea from a tactical point of view, but that did not take away that Lune had to follow him up there to better protect him, something that was rather hard to do with her relatively heavy dress and platform shoes, let alone her injury.

Nevertheless she persevered, and a few minutes later she was standing on the roof, looking slightly disheveled. It was a good thing that none of the other side had noticed the two rogues yet, their attention mainly drawn by the demon, the scene and Sinclair.

Speaking of which, Lune felt even more revolted by her leader than usual, when she saw his actions favouring the demon over two innocent souls. She filed this away, to rest with the man's other Sins.

She was loathe to use Judgement on him however, even if it was the answer to her problems. After all, it didn't just give her a list of deeds, but more importantly the name of the Sinner. It was a priceless advantage, and not one she would reveal and give up on easily, even to get rid of someone as vile as Sinclair.

Then there was the matter of Zero. The other girl would likely attack her as soon as she executed the ability towards their leader, something she'd rather prevent. It wasn't like it was a bad matchup for Lune, when it came to fighting, as her method of combat didn't use her ability anyway, therefor not being crippled when the other girl used her nullification, but despite her devotion towards Sinclair and his goal, she was mostly a good kid.

She watched on as Sinclair stabbed Valko, and Skye rushed in. Doctor seemed to be staying close to the new girl, who had seemingly frozen up, as her lack of interaction with the world around her would seem to indicate. She was somewhat glad there seemed to be no one left to target the two of them, although she remained vigilant. One or several of the opposing group could still be astralized after all.

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Emerging from the portal behind Skye, Finn took in the scene of chaos. Taking note that two of Sinclair's reapers were hanging back from the Demon while Sinclair himself had approached the Demon and had used his abilities to kill a paramedic who was trying to help the injured woman on the ground.

A look of anger crossed his face as saw the Demon swallow both innocents bodies and souls he took a step towards The demon and Sinclair as the latter distracted Valko before he stabbed him, thinking to to his leaders aid he was Skye had beaten him to it when he remember Raven was one of the Reapers he had saw as he emerged from the Portal. Thinking to himself that he'd probably looking for a vantage point to use his bow he began to the roof tops for him as he had seen the Doctor had his hands full with the new girl who seemed to have frozen. He spotted Lune struggling up a Ladder and watched her approach the edge of a rooftop over looking the Demon. he drew his lighter and used it to help create a fire ball with his abilities which he grew to size of soccer ball before casting it at lune hoping to distract her and raven.

The fire ball left his hand and shot towards the pair of reapers on the rooftop as he summoned Serpent Breath his sword he created a portal to the rooftop were they were hiding and jumped through it hoping to catch them off guard after his fireball

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As the blood began to flow from his wound, Valko glared at his old friend, his own blood mixing with the blood of the dagger that Sinclair had created. Placing a hand to the wound in his side he creates a layer of ice, patching it for now. It wouldn't last, but it would do for a time, until he could get back to Doctor.

"Are you actually feeding that thing?" Valko asks, taking a step back, putting a little distance between the two of them so that if Sinclair wanted to use his blood ability he would have to expand a bit more energy to do so. "What could be the point of that? I know you've gone rogue, Sinclair, but siding with demons? That makes no sense!"

"More sense than you know, Val." Sinclair says with a smirk, blood on his hands from his dagger, as he too takes a step back, nodding over Valko's shoulder. "You're Reapers seem eager to meet their death, maybe you ought to worry more about them than this demon."

At the mention of his team, Valko straightens up and turns just in time to see the demon lunge across the crossroads and slam an arm into Skye, who had been rushing over to the two men. Had Valko remained calm he could have warned the armored Reaper, but as it was his words were too late, and when he tries to rush over to his comrade a spike of blood rises up to block his way.

"You're fight is with me tonight, Frost Wolf. I'll have it no other way until my plan comes to pass, and after that success I shall leave you and your children to lick your wounds." Sinclair wears a knowing grin on his face when Valko turns to look at him. "If you think this demon brute is the only piece of the puzzle then Val, old friend, you are slipping." He pauses for a moment to glance over at the demon as it handles Skye. "Did you know there are ways to strength the spiritual energy of a soul before it becomes a Reaper? I suppose not. Death never liked to employ such methods, they were forbidden millennia ago."

"Strength a soul? What are you talking about Sinclair? What are your plans for the demon?" Looking around, most of the people gathered have scattered, and the crossroads are deserted for the moment. Sirens still wail in the distance, and soon this place will be full of activity once more. The window is closing to finish this quickly. Raising his free hand up, Valko summons his mask, and as he slips it into place, shadows flow from behind the mask, cloaking him in his black robes. When he places both arms down, hands facing palm out, his daggers are summoned to him and steam rises off of them in the warm night air.

-=-=-

Regan had been minding his own business, and by that I mean he was stalking his next victim. After the screw up earlier this evening with the cop's daughter, at least he thought that's who had interrupted him, the murderer had tracked down the woman he'd been trying to rob. She'd called the cops, but after that he'd taken care of her. The flesh of her neck had opened so easy for the razor in his pocket.

After that Regan had taken to the streets, washed his hands in the water of a gutter, then made his way to a more public place. He'd been about to cross the street when he'd bumped into...something. He looked, but there was nothing there, just empty space. Reaching out he had felt nothing, and with a shrug continued on, walking right past the demon, whom he had just watch devour two people.

For some reason, as soon as the guy with the black hair had showed up, appearing out of nowhere, followed by the silver haired guy, Regan had been able to see everything. It was like a light had come on, and now he was hiding behind a taxi cab, looking across the trunk at a demon and God knew what else. And now those two men were armed! And one was wearing a mask?

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Harper was frozen in panic. Between seeing the carnage that this horned beast had already caused and the bloodshed between these two warring factions, her brain just seemed to stop. Once Valko had been stabbed by the dark haired man, Harper struggled from Doctor's grasp and rolled behind a nearby car for cover.

Hyperventilating, Harper watched in horror as this terrible beast attacked Valko's team. Well, she assumed they were on his team. It was getting hard to tell who was on their side and who was a Rogue. All she knew, Harper had just witnessed two people be eaten alive. She shuddered as she plastered herself to the side of the only thing that felt real.

Frantically looking to Doctor, the only one she recognized in her racing brain, she screamed, "WHAT DO I DO? I DON'T HAVE A WEAPON!" All Harper could do was summon her mask, and she didn't even remember how to do that in her fearful frenzy.

Then she saw Regan. The man that killed her. He had taken cover behind a taxi across the street from where she was hiding.

Something snapped within Harper. Anger gurgled from the deepest parts of her and quickly over took the fear she'd been suffering from. Harper flung herself from the relative safety of the car and sprinted across the road. The fighting and sirens that had been going on were lost to her. As far as Harper could tell, it was just the two of them now. Perhaps she was too distracted in her lust for vengeance, but she didn't feel her feet touch the ground. To her, one second she was cowering for her life; the next she had her hands around his throat.

She'd tackled him, snarling with animalistic fury. Maybe she didn't have weapons, but she wouldn't need them for a pathetic waste of life like Regan. He ruined her. Harper had been someone before he gunned her down. It was his fault she was in this almost literal Hell.

"Hey Killer!" Harper's voice was more menacing than she ever thought possible. "I'd ask, but I already know what you've been up to." Perhaps later she would feel ashamed. But, in the heat of the moment, with her hands tightening on his windpipe, when he recognized her face, his terrified reaction made her feel... alive.

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Raven smiled as Lune settled into position behind him. "Well hello there, glad you joined me." He threw an absent wave at the girl before refocusing on the scene before him. Everything from Zero moving into position to that samurai looking Reaper trying to attack Sinclair and being struck by the demon. He also spotted Valko's new recruit seeming to snap, though he didn't exactly have time to ponder on that more.

"Down, now! Ducking down himself, he didn't have the chance to see if Lune managed to dodge the ball of fire heading their way as well.

He knew of only one person with such a talent for fire. Raven straightened up, notching another arrow to his bow alongside the only already present. He spun around in circles, gaze darting back and forth to try and figure out where Finn would be coming from.

~*~*~*~

Zero was a little concerned as she noticed the samurai charge her Master, though such worries where quickly alleviated when the demon struck him. Breathing a sigh of relief, she was about to step closer to Sinclair when someone bumped into her. She quickly jumped back as they tried to grasp at whatever it was they had walked into, but when his attention focused elsewhere Zero quickly went back to what she was doing before.

Deciding to take on a more visible form, she stepped closer to Sinclair until she was a few paces behind him, the heels she was wearing softly clinking on the ground as she moved. "Master, my orders?" While she did glance up at him, her attention was otherwise focused on her surroundings, it wouldn't do for someone to try and sneak up on them after all.

~*~*~*~

Skye wasn't sure what exactly happened. One moment he had been trying to attack Sinclair, the next something struck him in the stomach and knocked him back several paces. After righting himself and catching his breath, a smirk tugged at his lips as he stared at the demon. "Very well, I assume I am to get through you first then, hmm?" He barely paid attention as Harper ran past him, nor as the small white-haired Reaper stepped up to Sinclair. Skye's focus was now on his upcoming fight.

Breathing out slowly, Skye focused on the wind before calling it to his aid. The breeze picked up, growing harsher as it blew from behind him towards the demon. With the element aiding his movements and hopefully slowing the demon, Skye leaped toward it. A wind coated cross-slash followed by two single strikes aiming for the arms of the demon was his first attack, he didn't wait to see if he struck or not, merely turning from where he landed to strike again. The wind changed to hasten his actions.

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Before Sinclair can give Zero any orders, Valko strikes out at him. Most would think that the Reaper was doing so in a fit of rage by the way he moved, but Sinclair knew better. The cold daggers moved with precision, one of the fangs being used as a distraction as the other went in to deal damage. Over the decades, Valko had not changed his fighting style, and although in the past Sinclair, using on his sword, had taken some time to figure it out, now he knew exactly how his foe would move. With ease the rogue steps back, to the side, dodging one blade then the next. With a flick of his wrist he summons his black sword and uses it more as a shield.

"Do you see the girl over there, Zero?" Sinclair says between the sounds of metal clashing against metal. "I want you to go and see if you can keep her from killing that man, at least for a few more moments."

"So he's a part of your plan?" Valko asks, and as his dagger slides down the length of Sinclair's sword, he causes side to form, coating the blade and the man's right hand. "I should have known, there are no coincidences in death."

"Death, the old fool, used to say that all the time." Sinclair replies as he moves in close and shatters the ice on his hand and blade by slamming his fist into Valko's face, knocking him back a bit. "A human soul can be strengthened, made stronger, if it can survive great suffering. All I have to do is make sure that demon does a bit of damage to that man, that murderer, and his sins will make his soul stronger, darker. At the point of his death, he can be made into a Reaper."

Normally Reapers are not made, exactly, but rather they are chosen. Death decides which souls are strong enough, and upon their death he allows them to linger on for a time so that his Reapers can find them and recruit them. Unlocking their abilities as it happens. Sinclair, however, is going to torture a human soul, as he has done before, and force it to become strong enough so that he can then rip it out of the body and force it into becoming a Reaper. This taints the soul, making it stronger, but darker.

-=-=-

The demon lets out a low growl, which sounds a bit like a laugh, as the blade the armored man wields tries to bite into his thick hide. Each slash leaves a mark, and a little of the demons blood falls to the earth, sizzling like drops of water in a hot pan. The blood burns up, leaving black marks on the ground. When the man turns to deliver another blow, the demon lowers his head and slams his horns into the mans side, attempting to toss him across the street like a bull might with a matador.

-=-=-

Doctor watches as Harper frees herself and takes off running. They do not know what the significance of the man Harper tackles is, but Doctor hurries to catch up just in case. Being close, they can feel the soul of the man. It is dark, and stronger than normal. Frowning behind their mask, Doctor walks over calmly and extends their hand, collecting spiritual energy in the form of a syringe. They do the same with their other hand, and once the second syringe forms, one is plunged into the neck of both Harper and the man. The spiritual chemicals inside will calm them both down and last just a short time, enough for Doctor to pry Harper from the man at least.

"You crazy bitch!" Regan says, weakly, as he struggles, the affects of the drugs kicking in quickly. He manages to pull away as a strange looking person in a bird mask pull the girl he killed just hours earlier off of him. "You can't be here! You're dead, I watched the light leave your eyes!"

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Stepping though his portal to the roof he was hoping to to get the drop on Lune and Raven. Thankfully he was behind Raven so he had a chance to get closer before they began fighting he knew Raven would have the advantage till he closed the distance between them, as he made his way stealthily across the room he scanned it for any signs of Lune, Where was she, had she run away, was she injured or was she lying in wait for him.

As he got close enough to Raven to charge he called out to him, "Raven are you looking for me". Standing over raven with his sword raised and his muscles tensed ready for action. He knew he could have struck Raven down from behind but that was not his style when it came to dealing with a fellow Reaper even if they had joined Sinclair and they would kill him without a second thought.

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Zero

"Uhh... I'm not sure..."

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Reaper of Electricity

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Marion

Death conquers my loyalty. But you sweety, well you caught my eye *wink*

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Skye

"My apologies, you were saying?"

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The Plague Reaper

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Finn McCool

reaper of souls/fire

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"Oh! A game! A game sounds like fun!"

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Danzaline Alchaline

"I'll get to it....eventually."

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Sinclair

The Rogue Blade Reaper

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Reaper of Electricity

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Danzaline Alchaline

"I'll get to it....eventually."

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"My apologies, you were saying?"

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Finn McCool

reaper of souls/fire

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Zero

"Uhh... I'm not sure..."

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The Frost Wolf Reaper

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"Oh! A game! A game sounds like fun!"

Character Portrait: Marion
Marion

Death conquers my loyalty. But you sweety, well you caught my eye *wink*

Character Portrait: Doctor
Doctor

The Plague Reaper

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Finn McCool
Finn McCool

reaper of souls/fire

Character Portrait: Sinclair
Sinclair

The Rogue Blade Reaper

Character Portrait: Raven
Raven

"Oh! A game! A game sounds like fun!"

Character Portrait: Arumat
Arumat

Reaper of Electricity

Character Portrait: Skye
Skye

"My apologies, you were saying?"

Character Portrait: Marion
Marion

Death conquers my loyalty. But you sweety, well you caught my eye *wink*

Character Portrait: Valko
Valko

The Frost Wolf Reaper

Character Portrait: Zero
Zero

"Uhh... I'm not sure..."

Character Portrait: Danzaline Alchaline
Danzaline Alchaline

"I'll get to it....eventually."


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Sorry about my absence, but I don't have an internet connection right now, and had a large amount of birthdays which prevented me from going to the café I usually internet in this week. (since I usually only got back home after closing hours)

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i was wasting on Lune reacting to the fireball i tossed at her and raven

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I've been waiting on other people to post,but I guess no one else is going to, so I'll get a post up sometime today.

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I'm still around was just waiting for it to move forward a bit :/

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Is anyone still active in the RP

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Posted, and after two more days of work I'll have a week off so plenty of time for me to post then :D

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Well, third try at this post. If RPG eats it again I quit...
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I just want you guys to know I'm still active. Just waiting for someone *coughRavencough* to post, as he'd see the attack incoming before me...

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Maybe you could name it after a Gaelic god/goddess? I don't know really, I'm horrible at naming things. Gungnir comes to mind right off, of course, but that's Norse and doesn't really fit your character....hmm...

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Im going to wait for the battle to progress a bit before bring Marion in,

I have realised though, I need to name her spear. Any suggestions?

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AlexusRaevynn, Zero has been approved. I like the character a lot, and that is a really cool looking weapon. I look forward to seeing her join the cast soon.

Lolkatlove, it depends on how injured the Reaper is, and how long they stay in the shadows. Initially, in Marion's case for the first decade or so, they just sleep, but as they regenerate they become more aware. So nothing for about 10 years, hazy ideas of what happened over the next 40-50 years, and then a vague understanding of the rest of that time.

ElusiveAuthor, remember, Valko would probably do what he can to get your character on his side. Should Sinclair try to kill her, he might step in to save her in the hopes she might change sides.

I'm about to make a post and move things along a bit. Sorry for the delay, been rather busy lately and just discovered a new (new to me anyway) tabletop RPG and have been designing characters and a campaign for it.

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Poor poor Lune... :P

Though given how Zero is prone to doubting things and the fact that she'll likely meet up with Marion again soon we'll see how loyal she stays :P

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Somehow I have the feeling that Lune's a lot closer to True Death now that Zero is here... Between a Goth Loli that's actually loyal, and a Goth Loli that's only been terrified into submission, I can easily see Sinclair choosing to discard the latter Q~Q

Ah. Well. I guess it's back to writing a new character for me, for when the inevitable happens D:

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@Lolkatlove - I'll get to work then :P already have the power, cause of death and face claim sorted out, along with her current name haha xD I've been muttering to myself on the way to and from work about it, probably gotten some odd looks but oh well~

Just one question, was Marion like a mentor to them? Will need to know to adjust my characters history with :P

Edit: And little Zero is done, made Marion a sort of mentor figure to her before the incident and Zero's defection :P

Lemme know if I need to change anything~

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@Soul Alchemist: Thanks Soul ! I'm excited to start with her :P

Question: When in the shadows, is a reaper aware of what is happening in the world or are they basically blacked out in slumber so unaware?


@Alexus: ooo yay I'd love to work with you on this >.< Do what you think is best ! I look forward to seeing your third character if you are making one :D Let me know if you want to sort out any kinks I can adjust some of Marion's Reaper history to fit in :)

I am tempted to make a second character myself but debating whether I can handle another with my other roleplays XD

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I don't mind editing Skye a little if you want, he could easily fit on Sinclair's side as well :P

Edit: If not, I don't mind making a third character :)

Edit edit: Actually, I think I'd rather make the third character, have a load of ideas floating around and I've somewhat strung a few into some sort of semi-coherent train of thought...

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Marion was approved Lolkatlove, I like that character a lot and I think she will make a good edition to the storyline when she makes her entrance.

I like that idea as well, of your character basically raising a Reaper who turned away from Death. Maybe if nothing else we can come up with an NPC type character later on in the story. Sinclair could have brought the Reaper over to his side but kept it a secret.

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Hello Elusive!

Well I could adjust Marion's time in the shadows to fit if you want to take up the character relation? Seven decades isn't set in stone it just sounded about right :)

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Hmm... So far the only one to first be on Valko's side but defect to Sinclair is my character Lune. But that defection happened well over a century ago though... And I can't really see her holding onto a role she hates for longer than she did. Her year of death is also pretty much set in stone, so I can't make her younger to make up for it either.

But I wouldn't want to make a new character that's that similar to my current one either, variation is the spice of life after all...

Maybe someone else?

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Sunny.. England? Are you mad?! Must be an illusion :') (also english!)

I have submitted my charrie Marion !!!

Hope you like her :) Here's a link: roleplay/the-masks-of-death/characters/marion


I have her back ground being that she defended a younger reaper from demons causing her to fall to the other side for seven decades to regenerate if that is okay ? Thought it could be good drama.

Speaking of drama...... I had a thought.... for character relations, it would be interesting if said younger reaper she protected had now defected to Sinclair.... It would cause Marion anguish and she would be furious with her young prodigy :D If anyone fancies it ? If not no worries :)