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The Rings

The Rings

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It's summer time and four best friends have just found a set of adorable animal rings... which hold creatures of unfathomable power that're now bound to each girl's will and are being hunted down by a group of cultists?!

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one of my favorite stories to play, i played this with it's original creator when it was first made and have wanted to make a reboot of it ever since. https://www.roleplaygateway.com/roleplay/the-ring-boys now (with a few modifications) here it is!

Introduction

Midevial Europe, 1192

A master alchemist has sent out a message for males nearing the age of adulthood (10-14) to help him with his work. He promises fame and immortality for the takers and riches for the families, with the only requirement being that these four remain in servitude to him until his death. Four young men answer his call. Some do it for the sake of their families and the money they'd be able to provide. Others it's the fame that appeals to them. To some still the idea of immortality is too tempting to resist. Whatever the reason, the four say goodbye to their families and are sent to the man's castle.

That is where all of their Hell began.

They were each paired with an animal - the bat, leviathan, snake and wolf- and morphed with it, giving them amazing powers beyond their imagination as well as specific enhancements, and lasts the ability to transform into a beast related to their creature.

The bat was made into a blood thirsty demon with wings, granting him flight, night vision and the ability to use supersonic to his advantage.
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The snake a gigantic serpent easily the length of three school buses with poisonous saliva and scales human blades can't so much as scratch.
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The leviathan, easily the size of a ship, able to breath underwater and live on land for periods of time with hundreds of jagged dagger-like teeth, claws and scales.
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The wolf became a massive beast with razor sharp claws/fangs, powerful enough to pull up trees with it's jaws, and an unrivaled ability to hunt down any prey.
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(THE PICTURES ABOVE ARE FOR REFERENCE TO THEIR FINAL FORMS AND CAN BE CHANGED IF A MORE SUITABLE ONE IS APPROVED BY ME)

These four men, now part monsters, were bound to the alchemist for ages it seemed. He helped them learn to shift into their forms and use their powers. They in turn served as his body guards, caretakers, and went on various retrieval missions for him. This went on for nearly 10 years and over that time the young men became very close and declared themselves to be Blood Brothers. However, eventually, the alchemist's health began to wain and he knew his death was fast approaching. It was on his death bed that he executed the final step in his plan:

As the four men were gathered around him, each eager to return to their families and the lives they knew before the alchemist with their new found powers, he began to speak to them. He offered them each a ring in the likeness of the creatures they could now become and asked they all put them on as a memento, saying that these would "bind them to their masters through loyalty". Thinking that he was referring to the animals as their "masters" and that this would allow them to keep their powers, they agreed and put them on.

However, the moment they did the four men's souls were trapped in the rings and they vanished, the rings clattering to the floor.

The alchemist then gathered the four rings and sealed them in a box with a puzzle without a solution, along with a note that read:
"Inside this box are Four Rings; The Wolf, The Bat, The Fish and the Snake. Each Ring is each possessed by a spirit of great power, in the likeness of their Ring, who will protect and serve their Masters' either until death or for as long as their Master wears their Ring. Beware ever removing the Ring, for the beast will otherwise have no allegiance to you. And, whatever you do, do not allow these to fall into the wrong hands - else you will be at fault for the destruction of the world."

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Centuries have gone by and the box has passed through many hands, all of which have been unsuccessful in attempting to open it and with every failure to open it the legacy of the box faded until it seemed to have been forgotten entirely. Eventually, nearly 800 years later, it passed through a pawnshop and was sold to an older couple, was placed in the attic and then left there when the old couple sold their house to a group of four college girls.

These four girls have been best friends since Jr High. All four of them were kind of the "social outcasts" who never fit in with the popular crowd (it's not like they could help it that they liked anime, Disney movies and reading books! Oh well...) they found each other an became very close - even though here was an age difference between them. They've were accepted into the same college and, after a year of dorming together, they finally saved enough money to buy themselves a house to live in. It's currently summertime and they were cleaning out the house when one of them found a cool-looking box sealed shut by a puzzle. It took almost a week of working on it but they finally cracked the code and discovered that inside the box were four animal-themed rings. Naturally they each picked their favorite and, after laughing at the rather ominous note, put them on before going back to cleaning and unpacking.

Then, in the dead of night at about the same time the rings had been sealed centuries before, the seal was broken and the spirits inside the rings were released - appearing in their human forms by the bedside of their new masters (or, I guess I should say, mistresses).



AVAILABLE ROLES
Ring Boys
Bat - OPEN
Wolf - RESERVED by ☭ǝlqɐʞɹop∀☭
Fish - Finn Vann played by SlightlyInsane
Snake - Gil Colquhoun played by YuumanN

Ring Bearers
Bat - RESERVED by WhenWorldsFall
Wolf - Orial Eldr played by ℘⎈℘℘ℯȶ
Fish - Melia Clarissa played by CrimsonFox
Snake - Nadine M. Vallentin played by Feyblue

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SUMMARY

Ages ago an alchemist experimented on four men, granting them each the ability to transform into giant beasts (a wolf, a snake, a sea monster, and a bat) and powers that coincide with with respective animals, before sealing them into four separate rings and locking those rings into a box with an unsolvable puzzle. Centuries have passed and this box has come into the hands of four best-friends who're on summer break from college and living in the same house. One of them managed to crack the code and they each put on the rings, ignoring the ominous note the box came with. That night, around 3AM (the same time the four men were sealed into the rings) they are released from their ring prisons and find themselves each bound to a new master (or, mistress, I guess).

RULES
  • Reserve a spot in OOC - we'll need each person to have a partner in order to play this properly (you can't have a ring bearer without a spirit or a spirit without a ring bearer!)
  • We will have an ongoing plot at all times. The general concept it that a group of cultists are bent on taking the four rings in order to further their plans of world domination. Individual ideas and plot lines on a smaller scale are more than welcome but must be admitted to OOC chat, to ensure everyone is in on the plan.
  • Humans DO NOT have any special powers. Powers of the Ring Boys will be approved by me before the character is accepted. Hopefully this will help avoid any God-moding.
  • Speaking of, you are only in control of YOUR character. The Ring Boys are bond to serve and protect the Ring Bearers but are not strictly controlled by them. (If you're confused, I'll be happy to answer questions)
  • Profanity/gore/etc are allowed, but if there is going to be a descriptive sex scene between two characters please take it to PMs for the sake of decency.
  • Posts must be a few sentences long and have decent spelling/grammar. I can work with:
    "hello my name is Eva, its nice to meet you." but NOT with "helo my nam iz Evva itz nice 2 met u"
    Please don't put us through that.
  • In general, respect others, write well and don't be over-powered. If a rule is broken or being pushed you'll receive a friendly reminder, however if there is a reoccurring pattern here more serious action will be taken (and no one wants that kind of drama).


The character sheet format it below - please fill out the appropriate form! Thanks!

RING BOYS
[color=Put Hex Code here]Name~[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Role~[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Human Form~(anime pic please)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Monster Form~(see example pictures - if you desire another please send me a link for approval)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Stages (either pictures or a description of each)[/color]

1~Stage 1 (Human Form)

2~Stage 2 (some slight physical features change such as scales or webbing)

3~Stage 3 (an even cross between human and monster form)

4~Stage 4 (nearly monster with only minor human appearance)

5~ Stage 5 (Full on Monster)

[color=Put Hex Code here]Skills/Powers~[/color]
(include which powers can be used at certain stages of transformation)

[color=Put Hex Code here]Personality~(three sentences min)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Likes/Dislikes~[/color]
(at least 3 for each)

[color=Put Hex Code here]Bio~(a paragraph and a half at least)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Other~[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Theme Song~[url=Put Url Here]TITLE BY EXAMPLE[/url][/color]




HUMANS

[color=Put Hex Code here]Name~[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Appearance~(Anime pic please)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Personality~(three sentences min)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Likes/Dislikes~[/color]
(at least 3 for each)

[color=Put Hex Code here]Bio~(a paragraph and a half at least)[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Other~[/color]

[color=Put Hex Code here]Theme Song~[/color]

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Character Portrait: Melia Clarissa
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Gil Colquhoun

"I have paid my dues already, and I intend to collect."

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Finn Vann

"Need any help?"

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Nadine M. Vallentin

"'Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.' And yet even so, it's a virtue I lack..."

Character Portrait: Orial Eldr
Orial Eldr

"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own villiage, she must seek them abroad."

Character Portrait: Melia Clarissa
Melia Clarissa

"There isn't a a flower in this world that looks exactly like another. There's not another human like you, either."

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Character Portrait: Finn Vann
Finn Vann

"Need any help?"

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Orial Eldr

"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own villiage, she must seek them abroad."

Character Portrait: Nadine M. Vallentin
Nadine M. Vallentin

"'Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.' And yet even so, it's a virtue I lack..."

Character Portrait: Gil Colquhoun
Gil Colquhoun

"I have paid my dues already, and I intend to collect."

Character Portrait: Melia Clarissa
Melia Clarissa

"There isn't a a flower in this world that looks exactly like another. There's not another human like you, either."

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Character Portrait: Nadine M. Vallentin
Nadine M. Vallentin

"'Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.' And yet even so, it's a virtue I lack..."

Character Portrait: Gil Colquhoun
Gil Colquhoun

"I have paid my dues already, and I intend to collect."

Character Portrait: Orial Eldr
Orial Eldr

"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own villiage, she must seek them abroad."

Character Portrait: Melia Clarissa
Melia Clarissa

"There isn't a a flower in this world that looks exactly like another. There's not another human like you, either."

Character Portrait: Finn Vann
Finn Vann

"Need any help?"


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Thought I should let you know that Finn is finished.

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Hello everyone! I'm hoping to begin the roleplay in the next 5 days, so I'd appreciate it if everyone could either fill in your characters (for those who have made WIPs) and/or turn in your characters (for those who have not yet) within the next 3 days. Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to starting this soon!

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Its still on - I'm going to contact the people who have not turned in character sheets to let them know I'm placing a time limit, however I'm currently on a family vacation and don't have a lot of an opportunity to do so. I will do it soon, though.

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Still here. I just need to add Finn's abilities to his CS and he will be finished.

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Is everyone still here, or did this die again before it even started? :/

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Sooooo, I dunno if it was intentional or if anyone else picked up on it, but I feel compelled to share the fact that I only recently realized out of nowhere that, if you look at the images in the introduction section, THE BAT IS FIGHTING MFING MEAT LOAF!!! And despite the imposibility, I choose to believe this to be part of this universe's canon.

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super busy around xmas time so doing my best to snatch time to do my character profile!

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This sounds really interesting. ^_^ I'd love to join. If any of the reserved spots come available, please let me know.

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Bat - RESERVED by nosyfatguy
Wolf - RESERVED by ☭ǝlqɐʞɹop∀☭
Fish - RESERVED by SlightlyInsane
Snake - RESERVED by YuumanN
Bat Ring Bearer- RESERVED by WhenWorldsFall

If you all could go ahead and submit your characters, I'd love to get this roleplay started soon.

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SlightlyInsane wrote:I'd like to reserve the Fish Ring Spirit if I may. Also, they should be in the age ring of 20-24 if I'm not mistaken?

Perfect, I'll reserve it for you now. And yes, they should be between the ages of 20-24.

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I'd like to reserve the Fish Ring Spirit if I may. Also, they should be in the age ring of 20-24 if I'm not mistaken?

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YuumanN wrote:Speaking of which, may I take the role of the Snake Ring Man?

Absolutely!

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Speaking of which, may I take the role of the Snake Ring Man?

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You may want to go ahead and post a bio so that, when someone claims the position, they'll have something to go off of. And later y'all can make whatever changes you need to.

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Just figured I'd give you a heads up on why I haven't put up a bio yet. I wanted to wait until somebody claimed the Snake Spirit, so that I could coordinate things with them.

As such, if somebody does reserve the Spirit, would you be so kind as to shoot me a PM? I had some ideas I wanted to discuss about what sort of dynamic our characters might have, so as to make their interactions interesting.

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WhenWorldsFall wrote:I'd like to reserve the Bat ring bearer please :)

Done!

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I'd like to reserve the Bat ring bearer please :)

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Love the character ℘⎈℘℘ℯȶ. Can't wait to see everyone else's!

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☭ǝlqɐʞɹop∀☭ wrote:I would like the role of the Wolf Ring Man.

Great, it's now reserved for you.

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I would like the role of the Wolf Ring Man.