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May 8 - The RP will actually begin tomorrow (that's May 9th) sometime that evening, so be ready to start.
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"Okay, um, a really really long time ago, there was this big war between people and demons and stuff. A lot of bad things happened and everyone died!"
"Okay, okay! It didn't end like that totally. It ended differently... Um... Oh yeah, there were these people that were SORTA like us, but different and they didn't have powers or anything, so they made people like us with really cool machines and sciency stuff so they could fight demons. But um... It didn't really work so well and the people who made people like us with their weird machines and gizmos all died. Only junk and blown up stuff remained along with only a few of the people who were made by umm..."
"I get the idea, go on."
"Yeah! Umm, anyway, demons afterwards weren't evil and didn't try destroying everything. Some were even nice like ones from our time. And um, the people who survived from long ago taught all the kids how to use magic and stuff and they taught their kids and they taught their ki--"
"Sheesh, I get the point!"
"Sorry! Sorry... Um, yeah! That's the whooooole story!"
"Pft, who told you that load of crock?"
"Grammy Junka told me so."
"That old crazy woman from on the hill? Oh boy..."
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So yes. Long ago, humans once ruled over Earth in vast cities that spanned all across our world, living in a world of machines, metal, and concrete. These people were an ambitious, but war faring race that had spent countless centuries fighting one another over simple things. One day, all that caught back up with the fools when they wanted to reach the heavens by building a great tower. But throughout its construction, greed and selfishness under minded their efforts and soon, the tower was nothing more than a testament to their greed and petty differences. Wars once again erupted over who had the right to control the tower and it was through this that the greater powers grew angry with the simple minded humans and punished them by allowing demons to enter their world and destroying them all.
To counter this, humans had learned how to harness the power of magic from the demons and began to produce androids, humanoid soldiers with mystic powers in their likeness of both themselves and of demons. The power was right, but their numbers were not enough to fight all of the demons. It is supposed that all humans died after the great war between humans and demons and all that is known to remain is these androids. And we, my child, are those androids. Though we are not completely human, we are similar in many ways. What really separates us aside from the physical differences is that we are capable of the same magic our ancestor's destroyers were gifted with. And it is our duty, young one, that we preserve the remains of mankind, and prevent another catastrophe like the war of Babel Tower.
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You are one of these androids, living within the region of what was once Romania. As you guessed by now, this is in the far flung future after human kind has essentially disappeared from Earth. Very little remains after this "War of Babel Tower". Cities were developed from the salvageable ruins of lost cities and machines left behind after the war. Demons of all kinds roam the Earth, but have since become amicable to androids. There are good, bad, and those in between.
Magic is a big cornerstone to the android's suite of powers and potential. They have the capability of using destructive magic like the demons and the power to summon controlled demons to their aid. Some androids can be later updated to have special equipment installed to them that allows them to use unique capabilities. (That will later be explained once it comes into play a little more.)
Androids can also rely on more conventional means of combat to fight off hostiles. They can use old weapons from long ago that humans relied on or fight with swords and their own employed strength.
The term Android as most people know it is a humanoid machine. Whereas this is correct, the meaning is vague and does not necessarily mean these androids are all clunky and fully mechanical. They appear organic, only showing linking marks where their joints connect and other markings that designate specific areas of the body that enable their powers. (Like lines, dots, circles, and other various patterns.) Androids are not entirely limited to the appearance of humans. Many demons had an anthropomorphic appearance, taking relation to many animal-like features. Most demons, however, looked like a cross between a dragon and a shark with a sleek, yet well built figure. There's a myriad of forms both androids and demons have, so be creative to your discretion with whatever you design to your character.
To give you a better idea of what the world's like, think of this. Ruins of major cities still litter areas of the world, reclaimed by the natural carpeting of plant life and animal domination. Some of these ruins are excavated for materials and equipment. Technology isn't entirely as it once was. Much of the world has gone back to an older way of life, using only minimalistic technology. Basically, think like in the dark ages. However, there is electricity and machines put to use, but most of such technology is relatively exclusive to special purposes. Most buildings you'll find are brick, wood, and sheet metal constructed. Those not gifted with magic rely on guns and swords to fight. Vehicles are however, still used to travel from place to place. Okay, think of it more like this. It's a good cross between underdeveloped 17th century earth meets post modern society since most of the machines in existence and use are from the 22nd century.
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[b]Appearance:[/b] (Describe to the best of your ability OR replace this ENTIRE line of text with an image.)
[b]Programming:[/b] (Personality, quirks, traits, and talents.)
[b]Type 1:[/b] (Select your combat type -- Assaulter, Magicker, Summoner, or Shifter.)
[b]Type 2:[/b] (Select your combat type -- Assaulter, Magicker, Summoner, or Shifter. Cannot pick the same twice!)
[b]Background Info:[/b] (Additional details of the character's background.)
Brief tidbit of info. The types as shown in the box above are the way your character fights. You can use any combination of the three types together. I'll break down what they translate into.
Assaulter: One who uses guns and melee weapons to fight. They can continue to get better weaponry or modifications later as you play on. Weapons will start off simple and low quality, but later on, will become advanced and prestigious.
Magicker: One who uses destructive magic to fight. As time goes on, more dramatic and powerful techniques will be called your own as you play on. Magickers often only rely on one element at a time, or sacrifice potential strength in that element to diversify into other elements.
Summoner: One who draws upon the power of summoned demons rather than their own. These types can command and to some degree control a demon. As you progress, more powerful demons can be summoned in place. Some demons can be summoned to act as a defensive role instead rather than use offensive powers and can heal or shield players temporarily from certain attacks or conditions.
Shifter: One who has gained the affinity of a particular demon and can use powers matching one that they transform into. The form can vary and often, Shifter types retain minor physical traits of the demon of their affinity permanently. As time goes on, they grow in raw power and are perhaps one of the most straight forward types.
Now if there's ANYTHING you want to know otherwise, ask away.
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Android: A humanoid, man-made machine that appears to be mostly organic in appearance much like its creators. These beings were manufactured over 500 years ago when the War of Babel Tower began to counter the great destructive force that demons presented when conventional weaponry proved insufficient. Androids are specially built with multiple functions that allow them to use the same magical powers the demons tap into. Later on as the war thickened, more types were released that could summon demons under their control and even morph into forms with the likeness of demons. These types used a special code based on the demon's genetic and arcane information. Androids appear human in appearance, but bear markings where their joints meet along with several other seams that open up for maintenance. Androids are also able to use special add on equipment known as modules for combat purposes. They possess AI that behaves like humans, therefore making them adaptive and capable of growing mentally. They also can physically grow like humans and have a lifespan of roughly 150 years. They appear young for most of their life until after about 60. From then on, they slowly age until their death. Androids are comprised of nanomachines and artificially generated tissue, so they can grow and even propagate sexually.
Assaulter: An android variant that relies on its own physical capabilities to fight, using their body, guns, and just about any weapon they can use. They prove to have the potential to become as physically strong as any major demon and more so when they're armed with great weapons. These types often have to go through a lot of parts repair and replacements for more upgrades and modifications.
Babel Tower: The massive complex that spears into the sky, far into the heavens. This tower was originally going to be erected by humans to reach the heights of heaven, but it became a failed project as petty war for control over this tower erupted. It is here that demons began to appear on Earth which triggered the War of Babel Tower. The tower sits outside of the ruins of Cairo in Egypt. Demons of the greatest might call this desolate monolith their home now in the barrens of North Africa.
Demon Code: The code of data that is determined by a demon's genetic and spirit information. Used by and exchanged between androids. This data can determine the powers of special androids capable of using demon forms or summoning demons. Demon codes are also used for special research conducted by androids for the better advancement of themselves. Codes become more complex with the more advanced a demon is.
Demon: A kind of supernatural creature that now roam the Earth since the War of Babel Tower. These beings possess great magical power and were the destroyers of man kind. They vary in all forms, types, and behaviors. Many of the more magic-capable demons possess a special horn at their forehead that taps into unspoken power. Androids have been known to farm weaker demons for various body parts and data in order to better arm themselves against demons. Demons' life span can vary depending on their type as well, but much like Earthly species, they cannot interbreed with other species. Much more powerful demons will appear at Babel Tower, supposedly through some sort of rift. Weaker demons are simply born and bred on Earth. Below is a picture that I think well depicts what a demon may look like in general. Sort of like a cross between some kind of canine, dragon, and shark.
(Example artwork --NOT MY ARTWORK
Artwork copyright Dragoon86.)
Magic: Demons and androids share this power alike, though android's use of magic is artificial. Magic is the art of tapping into a great energy from a realm we have yet to understand or grasp that the Demons supposedly originated from. Magic is a destructive force that pertains to the worldly elements of Fire, Ice, Wind, Earth, Lightning, Solar, Void (Dark), and Audio.
Magicker: An android variant that relies on the use of magic by manipulating a single element type. Some are known to use more than one, but sacrifice a fraction of their potential. Magickers have the potential to become more powerful in a single element of magic than most demons and can prove to be a great force.
Module: Mechanical devices that can be attached to an android. These devices vary in all kind of manners. Devices such as wings, small manipulator arms, guns, thrusters, and so on. These devices are often used by assaulter androids to better aid them in combat. These devices are hard to develop however
Shifter: An android variant that can take on the form of a demon and in time, grow in power. They are a flawed design, however, and lack psychological shielding from the effects of becoming an emulation of a demon. As these types continue to use their power, they grow more and more mentally hindered and even in some cases develop mental disorders. Naturally, the appear like themselves, but when they continue to use their demon form, another side effect develops, causing them to take on the physical characteristics of the demon they've aligned with. Shifters use a demon code and gain their genetic and spirit data, combining it with theirs. Only one code can be used at a time. Removing a code will gradually allow the shifter to return to normal over time, but the psychological conditions may not wane. The use of a new code becomes available once the physical effects of another have worn off. Shifters and summoners use demon codes and this ability is mutually exclusive.
Society: In this world, most android cities look like they're from an older time, but actually have a number of machines and electrically powered devices. Windmills and solar farms essentially power these tiny communities. The androids often live only in tiny little villages together. They live not much differently than modern folks, they just live in mudbrick and sheet metal villas and domes. Some cities have been constructed from the remaining ruins of older cities. Then some cities are constructed from salvaged materials of the ruins. Computers and radios still exist too and are maintained on a mass network. Modern guns and older forged weapons work in tandem within society for fighting demons too, so a little bit of everything converges in this day and age. Androids nowadays spend their time living by their interests, hunting demons and exchanging their spoils, run supplies from village to village, go spelunking human ruins, or research demons and ways of advancing android kind.
Summoner: An android variant that relies on the the power of another demon to fight on their behalf. These variants can make a special contract with a demon under agreements and circumstances to work together or using a demon code extracted from a destroyed demon. Ones that use demon code summons don't summon the same demon, but instead take one over and draw it out for temporary command. The summoner and the demon of this summon type therefore share no rapport and cannot bond. Ones that summon demons through a contracted demon can summon that same demon over and over and can therefore befriend or gain the demon's trust, developing a relationship. These types of summons tend to grow in much greater power.
Vehicles: On Earth, there are only a few kinds of vehicles remaining. Not many own their own vehicles and therefore, they're very rare to boot. Most are motorcycle, transport vans, and helicopters that all run off of some kind of renewable resource. Older vehicles that ran off of fossil fuels at this point are far beyond saving to operate since all fuels degraded and broke down.
War of Babel Tower: The war that erupted over 500 years ago when mankind tried building a tower to reach the heavens. It was almost complete, but because humans could not agree on who controlled it, petty arguments and even battles erupted between the nations working on it. Suddenly, the tables were turned and humans had to defend themselves from countless demons that appeared suddenly. None of the humans could come to a complete agreement to fight off the demons. One nation began developing androids after researching the demons they could defeat and developed androids to fight back, using the same power as the demons. In 12 years however, humans were all completely wiped out and only a few hundred thousand androids remained. These androids spread across the world in search of any survivors of other humans and soon filled their place. Demons now roam the world neurally while the androids adapt and live in an ambivalent coexistence with the demons. It is supposed that the demons stopped attacking after the last humans were destroyed. Since androids were only the product of man, not their enemy, they ignored them and left them be. Historians theorize that the demons appeared because of the great amount of strife between humans.
And as always, ask me a question if you have one. Got a suggestion for something? Fire away.