Vows of Black and White

Vows of Black and White

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[FULL] They were left with a hex—one awake, one asleep, one with memory, one without. When it was humanity began to reject the Gods’ affections, they were punished for it. But...now that terrible fate may see its end as two sets of lovers are tested....

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Introduction

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’It was love and it was adoration—a parent’s gentle affections for their dearest ones, their beloved little children....Or, that was what it began as.’




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No matter how a parent might fight it, there is no winning a battle against the inevitable hands of time, the hands of the ticking clock that ever marches forward.... No matter what a mother or father might wish, they cannot stop their child from growing up and blossoming into an adult, even if they so wish to. The transition is a hard one for most—seeing their little ones sprout into a person who must carry the same weights they have. But, true parents can accept this change, as their parents before them, and remain at the sides of their child, and give them their continuing love and support when it is needed. When children are young, they cling onto their parents, needing them for everything, craving their constant attention and adoration.

At a point in time long since passed, humans were once this to those called the divine; innocent little children.... Lonely and wishing for companionship beyond one another, the divine gave birth to mortal man and woman, their frail and imperfect children, children whom they would dote over and devote much time to caring for. The delicate little flesh and blood people were indeed as kids, they did not understand the world, and were timid to it and one another, cowering away from one another due to shyness or insecurities, always seeking solace in the comfort of their parent’s presence. But, as time went by, the gods were able to encourage their mortal offspring to interact with other mortals despite their timorous ways, and the divine were able to proudly watch as their children began to connect to another, and grow. Developing kinships with others of their own kind, forming friendships and giving to one another something that the Gods could not yet; love. Though humans were still delicate little souls, innocent and fresh to the world, knowing not of its dangers or the painful part of existing, they still managed to form fragile bonds of love with other humans....

Humanity still clung onto the hands of the divine as a child to their mother, they were regarded as their parents and to the godly, mortals were still their dearest little children. Their attention was still sought out and desired by these naïve little souls.... They did not understand anything yet, though they could give to one another simple love, the complexities of true adoration and warmth eluded these new lives. It was until that jealousy spawned that the mortal children began to grow up. Pain, sorrow and other such negative experiences began to plague the once innocents, tears were shed, arguments occurred, and they began to change—their hearts maturing.

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Their understanding of the world was ever flawed, but each child of the godly had spawned into something that none of the holy parents expected—complex and fascinating beings that each had a unique view of life and the world. Mortalkind had become sentient.

As this happened, it became hard for the gods to view their offspring as simple innocent children anymore, the world was no longer so simple to them. They had changed, learned of hard things, sad things, and they could never return to the utopia ways of their births. From being their parents, the divine instead choose a new path to take with their little ones—they choose to walk alongside them as their guides, letting them choose their own paths, but ingraining them with the knowledge that they knew best.

With this, time marched ever forward, the gods treaded upon the same grounds as humanity did, and the latter continued to grow and alter. Coming into their own ever more, their intricacies never ceased evolving—their constant transformations and their interesting ways always captivated those they had been created by, never once had they expected their little children to sprout up so very much, or as they had. And with their ever-shifting ways, mortals began to once again shift in the eyes of the divine, from children, to the guided to something much different.... Humans knew the divine as superior beings, those that had created them, and yet still, Mortalkind had matured, grew up and gave life to their own children. The gods began to see their children as beautiful and handsome beings, and...a new form of affection toward them began to flourish. They began to fall in love with them.

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It would happen time and time again, becoming ever more common, the Gods were beginning to take mortals as more than vassals and students to guide; they began to take them on as lovers. They began to love one another dearly, as soul mates. Though some relationships between mortal and divine were pure, truly of love, there were also times when relations between the two were purely acts of lust, of physical desire. No matter of love or lust, often enough, these actions led to the birthing of children who were caught in-between the worlds of their parents, they were neither mortal or divine—they were the demi-gods....

Humanity and divinity lived on like this for quite some time, happily so. Love and lust were acceptable acts between the lines of the two, and not once was there ever a time when a mortal would reject the advances of a god, humanity still viewed them as more than themselves; they were perfection, amazing beings who were undying and beautiful. For what reason would one reject such a creature...?

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Well...there were no known humans, or gods who believed that such a thing could happen. Such an act was unthinkable, and it was viewed as impossible, for one to do so they would need to possess something no mortal was yet thought to have; pride, a belief of self-worth higher than that of their view of a god’s worth. To the divine, this was considered arrogance and they did not think their children had this in them, despite how they had grown. However though.... Some did. Within a few humans, such sense of self-worth existed; their hearts were strong enough to refuse the desires of a god, or one’s love. As time began on ahead, this sense became more and more common, humanity turned to themselves for love and lust, pushing their divine parents away.

In this time as well, it also became a commonality for humans to refuse the advice and guidance of their parents—they wished to take control of their own lives over letting another impede.

And though it had become common for humanity to reject divinity and their advances, there was an unknown stigma in doing so. Something hidden, secret from all mortals, even to those who had come under the curse....

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It happened with the first of the mortals whom dared to reject a God. This instance may’ve occurred with the worst of the gods possible—the snubbed deity was not a happy one. He was the God of War, a prideful figure who allowed his arrogance to rule him. As far as he was concerned, a mortal daring to say ‘no’ to him was the worst act committable...worse, yet, he was discarded by this human woman for the mortal man she already loved. To be snubbed for a mortal was beyond insulting. And in his anger, he punished the lovers.

And oh, what a terrible penalty it was. Together the lovers were bound in one body, one awake to the world but asleep to the truth, while one was asleep to the world and yet awake to the truth—to their memories of their lover and cruel fate. So, the God began to play his sick game of vengeance in this, the mortal awake to the world but wiped of their memories lived a normal life, laughing, crying perhaps even falling in love with another, all the while their once-love resides within their soul, trapped and bound to a fate of watching their other half go through it all, remembering their life of love and the punishment handed down by the God of War. It would be like this that they two lived, one aware to the world, not know the truth while one lay within, knowing all. In every lifetime, they would exchange places, one out and one within....

As centuries would pass and follow, time and time again, mortals would reject the gods for their then-mortal lovers, and the penalty inflicted upon the first set of lovers would be carried out again, so many, many times....How very many people befell this tragic fate is a number nigh uncountable. Now, many souls carry within them memories of a lost time, and the spirit of their once-love. Into the present day, this has continued to happen to mortals, though the presence of the gods has waned away, they becoming figures believed to only exist within the echoes of mythos and history. Humans live as they do; leading their own lives and believing the world to only be inhabited by themselves. Some souls are ones who befell the fate forced onto those who rejected the gods, though they do not know of this.

Things however, are about to potentially change. Despite the penalty placed onto the humans who had rejected the gods being a fate carried out for millennia, the God of Love himself has recently called upon his brothers and sisters, and uttered unto them a plea regarding the fates of these star-crossed lovers. He wished them to be released of their fates, and allowed to once more meet.

The ruler of the gods was not at all against this idea, however, the proposal was met with resistance from one particular figure....The God of War. The very notion of releasing the mortals who had dared to defy the gods from their bindings was something he scoffed at, and objected to quite openly. Though it had been eons since he had been rejected by the first of the humans to deny a god, he remained ever bitter. His pride still hurt by that mortal woman, he refused the idea of releasing her and her lover from the fate he inflicted upon them.

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Though the God of War resisted the proposition brought forth by the God of Love, many of the deities were not completely against it, because of the mixed reactions to it, the King of Gods himself formed, in his mind, a fair compromise regarding the bound souls.

He deemed that a test would be carried forth, those undertaking it would be the very first two sets of lovers who befell the fate of forgetting one another and being spiritually bound together. For the first time in millennia, their souls would be divided back to their original forms, they would be allowed to live at the same time, and...by the musings of fate, the lovers would be made to meet each other again, as themselves, for the first time since before they were penalized. They would not be aware of their pasts, their histories as lovers, nor would they be conscious of the memories from the previously led lives. And through this, the test conjured up by the King of the Gods would begin.

Just what was the test...?

It would be to see if these once-lovers were able to once again fall in love with one another. If even after so many centuries and leading different lives, these four humans were able to love those they rejected the gods for again, then all those mortals who had befallen the same fate as they had would be released from their bindings and allowed to meet their lovers. Because, it would prove that the humans were truly in love....

The love held by humans who were able to reject the gods...was it so strong that it was something even that the divine could not defy? Was the strength in this unseen force enough to subsist through countless eras, into the present day? Can two couples really still love one another from their souls alone?

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Our story picks up in the modern day, after the lovers were separated from one another and born again. They have since grown up, apart, and possess no conscious memories of their past lives/lovers, and they are not aware of the fact that they are being tested by the gods. As far as they know, they are just completely normal people, leading average lives, like everyone else in the world. The gods are but legends that only echo through the annals of history. Nothing more. None of these four are at all aware of the fact that they are about to meet the ones they called their soul mates in a life long since over....

The strings of fate are about to be fiddled with to bring these four mortals together, as one commonality will bind them together—the place in which they will reside.

Blanchett Manor; an old home located on the outskirts of the metropolis of Aglaia. Recently renovated by a rather obscure young woman, rooms have been put up for rent here by her...and fate has seen to having those being tested by the gods taking up the opportunity to live here. It is here they will dwell, together, but it will not simply be them.

There are two others whom will also be living here, two people who are not quite so...normal. Who are they?

Well...in line with his protests against releasing the mortals whom had snubbed the gods, the God of War himself has decided to descend upon the earth as the test begins to ‘overlook’ it. He himself will be living within the home as well, trying his hardest to prevent the lovers from falling in love with one another again, more specifically because one of the women being assessed was the one who had rejected him.

And, the other does not have such ideas in mind. No, no, if anything else, her goal is to prevent the God of War from meddling in the affairs of these four humans. She is a young demigoddess, born of the God of Love himself, she too will be living in Blanchett Manor with the humans and the God of War, watching over the events, and working to protect the hearts of these humans from being tainted.

Together...these six are going to be living within the confines of Blanchett Manor. One can only wonder what will unfold, will the lovers find their lost feelings for one another again...or will their hearts be given to another? And what of the demigoddess and the God of War, living with mortals, what changes will ensue within their souls as well; is it possible that they might find love?

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The Characters
Regarding the roles of the divine, I expect these two to have powers of some sort since they are more than human. The Demigoddess and God of War can have powers, by all means, but just keep it within reason and remember that the mortal four are not supposed to know about the test or that they are living with divinity. Also, the mortals are paired up based upon who their past lovers were, the first boy and girl were once-loves and same goes for the second boy and girl.

Remember, just because they might have been lovers before, that doesn’t mean they have to fall in love with one another again!

The Mortal Four

The First Girl
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The First Boy
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The Second Girl
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The Second Boy
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The Divine

The Demigoddess
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The God of War
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Those Caught up In-between

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Okay, so the plot to this is clear, but there is this factor; the fact that this roleplay is pretty open-ended. Considering there are mythic figures at work here in the role, IE the demi-goddess and the God of War, I don’t think everything will be so simple. I imagine that there will be some seriously weird stuff happening off and on, wacky things that will be dramatic and funny...if you want to know what I mean, think of Ah! My Goddess.

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Haruka Miharu

"A pink skirt, and a flower barrette and it's time to go. I'm looking super cute today!"

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Celandine Letitia Aleksander

“At times, the world seems to unravel at its seams, but there will always be hope.”

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Gilbert Evans Oswald

My whole life I struggled to gain my father's love and acceptance. But once I had it, I realized I lost myself getting there. I'd forgotten who I was.

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Amaranta Vanalika Garner

C'mon 'cause I know what I like and you're looking just like my type. Let's go for it just for tonight.

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Morgan Alesiar Makota

"Bonds are so unneeded. My need....only I know it."

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Haruka Miharu

"A pink skirt, and a flower barrette and it's time to go. I'm looking super cute today!"

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Morgan Alesiar Makota

"Bonds are so unneeded. My need....only I know it."

Character Portrait: Amaranta Vanalika Garner
Amaranta Vanalika Garner

C'mon 'cause I know what I like and you're looking just like my type. Let's go for it just for tonight.

Character Portrait: Gilbert Evans Oswald
Gilbert Evans Oswald

My whole life I struggled to gain my father's love and acceptance. But once I had it, I realized I lost myself getting there. I'd forgotten who I was.

Character Portrait: Celandine Letitia Aleksander
Celandine Letitia Aleksander

“At times, the world seems to unravel at its seams, but there will always be hope.”

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Celandine Letitia Aleksander

“At times, the world seems to unravel at its seams, but there will always be hope.”

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Haruka Miharu

"A pink skirt, and a flower barrette and it's time to go. I'm looking super cute today!"

Character Portrait: Amaranta Vanalika Garner
Amaranta Vanalika Garner

C'mon 'cause I know what I like and you're looking just like my type. Let's go for it just for tonight.

Character Portrait: Morgan Alesiar Makota
Morgan Alesiar Makota

"Bonds are so unneeded. My need....only I know it."

Character Portrait: Gilbert Evans Oswald
Gilbert Evans Oswald

My whole life I struggled to gain my father's love and acceptance. But once I had it, I realized I lost myself getting there. I'd forgotten who I was.


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Can't wait to get things started. :)

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I apologize for being somewhat MIA from here as of late. I intend on getting this roleplay up and going here within the next few days.

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I just have Hobbies, Phobias, and the Other section to fill out, and then Morgan will be all done ^^ I'm quite proud of him, so I can't wait to finish him. I'm about to get busy at the moment, and then when it's all said and done I'll have to sleep, but I have the night off tonight, so I'll deffinately get him done tonight, I promise :D

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Sorry my character is late. I'm just typing him up (Muahahaha~)

EDIT: I am done, finished!

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Will do Code, I'll keep your name noted for future roleplays I do. And...nice to meet you as well, and thank you.

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When you make your next role-play, definitely invite me. Can't miss out a chance of your role-plays. So for now, nice to meet you, and good luck with your role-play.

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Thank you both for your interest in the roleplay, as of now, the roleplay is full, all the slots are taken. >.< Should something occur and a slot open I'll PM you in order of your posts in the OOC.

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I'm with code on this. If anything should open up (male preferably) please message me!

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Damn! I missed this! I was so slow!

I shall wait 'till a slot gets vacant. I reserve the right to reserve that reserved position if anyone decides to leave. >.<

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