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

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a character in “The Masks of Death”, originally authored by AlexusRaevynn, as played by RolePlayGateway





True Name:
Aria Brooke.

Physically twelve, actually around eighty-six.


Physical Description:
Zero stands at 4'9" making for a petite figure, especially given her rather thin form. She borders on being underweight and lacks physical strength, making her rather frail. Her skin is pale, holding a sickly pallor to it that comes from the illness she suffered during her life. Zero's hair is white in colour and reaches the middle of her back, with shorter locks framing her face and sometimes falling into her eyes. Her eyes are a bright red, almost crimson in colour though they often hold a somewhat vacant look to them.

Zero's preferred manner of dress is the gothic lolita style. Often she can be found wearing a dress of some sort that makes her look rather like a doll. She favors red and black as colours to wear, though she will wear other colours occasionally to vary it.

Zero's mask is red and black in colour, half is red with black swirls, the other half black with red swirls. The half that is black also has a black butterfly protruding from it.


Zero is a quiet girl, she rarely talks and the few times she does so she speaks as little as possible. The people who have heard her speak the most are Marion and Sinclair, though given the amount of time she spent with the latter it is him who has heard her the most out of the two. She has a loyal personality, though is prone to doubting herself a lot which can cause her loyalties to falter somewhat. Her loyalty to Sinclair is to such an extreme that she refers to him as "Master" quite a lot.

Zero sometimes falls into a slightly depressed state, though not many can tell the difference given that she doesn't express a lot of emotions. She is a rather stoic child, mostly because she gave up on being happy while she was still alive. However she does have moments where her joy is clear to see. Zero is quite naive and is somewhat easy to manipulate because of this. She doesn't know much about the world and as such she tends to accept what people tell her rather than try to find out for herself.


Cause of Death:
Sickness, it was something she suffered with for the entirety of her short life.

Zero was born to a small family. She had an elder sister and two loving parents who doted on her. However she never got the chance to see the outside world and experience it for herself. Zero was a sickly child who spent most of her mortal life confined to a bed. She would have brief moments where she would be healthy but they rarely lasted more than a few days at a time.

In the end she was placed into a hospital where not even the doctors there could find a cure for her illness. By the time she was ten years old her family had given up on her. Though somehow Zero still had the will to live.

That will lasted for another three years.

She may have been born as something, but she accomplished nothing and died as nothing. Nil. Zero.

When she opened her eyes again she was in a healthy body, though she still looked as ill as the day she died. Although she was accepted into Valko's group of Reapers, it was Marion who took Zero under her wing and became her mentor of sorts, the woman's strong emotions balancing out Zero's lack of them and encouraging the girl to open up.

However, only four years after Zero became a Reaper, Marion took an attack from a group of demons that had been aiming at the girl. With her mentor now "dead" Zero went through a depressed period, with doubts running high. Doubts that Sinclair took advantage of to sway the child to his side.

It has been seven decades since then, and Zero wonders what Marion would think of her now.

"Void" This ability allows Zero to stop other Reapers from using their own abilities. However, it is activated by skin contact and given Zero's weak body and small stature it is very rare that she gets to actually use it.

Starlight: a gothic looking dagger that is also a pair of scissors capable of snipping through flesh.

Whose side are you on?:
Sinclair (Formerly Valko)

Face Claim: Anna Kushina - K / K-Project

So begins...

Zero's Story

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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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#, as written by Bolin
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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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!"