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Fides Fragilis, The stuff of dreams...
Omamori
post Aug 7 2011, 09:13 PM
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...and nightmares.
((If any of you are offended by Paganism or an idea similar to the Spice and Wolf series, turn away now.))

BACKSTORY:
In the country of Fides, Paganism, once the ruling belief system, has now become nothing more than a mockery, with Christianity on the rise, gaining more and more followers while crushing Pagan deities and materials. While there are few who still hold true to the old ways, they hold their tongues and bow their heads to remain undercover, away from the many eyes of the Church. Christians believe they possess the power of exorcism to remove demonic spirits from humans; Pagans disagree, knowing humans possess no such ability, regardless.
"That's blasphemy. Only the Dream-Eaters can do such a thing. And if they don't cease, we may very well be abandoned by them." ...So it's said by the remaining Pagans, anyway.
In this world, Dream-Eaters, Dream-Walkers...'Baku' (they have many names) are the 'exorcists' that dismiss evil from humans by consuming it within your subconscious. Demons can only attack humans through their dreams, and that is where the Baku come in, to weaken the demon, then to eat it, along with the poisoned dream, before the evil spirit can overpower and possess the human it came to ruin. Once a human is possessed, all that can be done is to wait for the body to die, and for the demon to leave it and jump to another dream, another body, for a Baku to do battle once again. At one time, humans did not require such assistance and were fully capable of taking on such monsters on their own, in their dreams. Lucid dreaming, it was called. However, over the years, the human soul has weakened, and their faith in the Gods and Goddesses of old has waned, along with their trust in the Baku who guard them. It has gone so far, that the Church has started burning Baku at the stake for all to see, claiming that 'they' are the 'true agents of the Devil!'. Despite all this, the Baku continue to do their work and watch over the human subconscious. After all, they existed for humans, right?


Now, the plot!
It would seem that, due to the weakening of human hearts and souls, demons are gaining the upper hand. One demon in particular, possessing eyes and skin as white as newly fallen snow, has made his rounds, possessing humans, causing them to kill each other, then leaving the body just before it dies, to jump to another, causing more mayhem. And, it would seem, this demon is strong enough to kill Baku, having slaughtered five of them within days of each other. The God of Dreams, a fairly weak deity who created and also controls the Baku, has gone into hiding due to this demon, and has assigned a few Baku to take care of it. They've been hesitant, however, considering five of their siblings lost their lives while pursuing such a beast. But orders are orders, right? Even if your life is on the line?

READ THE RULES BEFORE POSTING, GODDAMMIT:
Pardon my French, but I'm very strict with these. If you wish to participate, OBEY THEM or you will be ignored, no matter what you post. You will not be acknowledged, you will just. Be. Ignored. Understood? Good.

1. No god-moding or rule bending. If you're playing a Baku, they are NOT immortal; they just have long lifespans. They CAN die. A demon can only die if it is still inside the dream when it is eaten by the Baku. Do not bend these rules, this is just how it works.

2. Nothing over PG-13, and I really do mean that. Profanity is fine, violence is fine...that's it.

3. Romance is alright, but nothing offensive or, as stated, above the PG-13 mark.

4. PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO YOUR POSTS. I can't stress this enough... I hate one-liners, I hate super-short posts that are only two-three sentences long, and I like knowing what your characters are thinking! Don't just describe your characters' gestures and expressions, actually write what they're thinking, give others something to work with when they reply back! I like to post in paragraphs, sometimes two or three, maybe more, so I'm super strict with this rule. If you disobey this one, I will probably skip ignoring you and just ask you to leave the role-play.

5. Proper grammar. I can understand some mistakes, and I make them all the time. But, please...don't make your reply a pain to read.

6. Don't kill off other users' characters without their permission.

7. Be nice to everyone.

8. Have fun! Mind you, this is a role-play meant to take place mostly within the realm of the subconscious, or in dreams, so it can get pretty crazy/totally insane. Remember, anything can happen in a dream!

Characters:

Name: Yukito Saitou
Alias: Yukito, but allows only those closest to him to use 'Yuki'.
Meaning: Depending on the characters used, 'Yukito' could mean 'traveler' or 'snow rabbit'; 'Saitou' is a Japanese term for purification, and it could also mean 'alike wisteria'.
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown, appears to be somewhere in his late twenties.
Birth: December 21st

Personality: Rude, brazen, caring, hot-headed.
Strong points: Honest, emotional, strong, protective, determined.
Weak points: Cruel, emotional, combative, aggressive.
Class: Chaotic Neutral
Interests: Nightmare warping and consuming, swordsmanship, reading fantasy novels.
Weapons: Sleek chokutou.

Build: Thin, well-muscled.
Marks: Black, tiger stripes around limbs.
Type: Humanoid Baku
Origin: Japanese
Height: 6'0''
Skin: Lightly tanned.
Hair: White and thick, falls to waist, pulled back into ponytail.
Eyes: Completely black, red irises.
Outfit: Usually a black work shirt with a dark-grey vest and striped slacks of the same colors, along with a black-lined-maroon trench coat, black boots and fingerless black gloves.

Accent: Irritated, mellow, masculine.
Home: Fides
Family: Tuoni (creator), Archie Schatten (blood-brother through Tuoni)
Love: None
Theme song: Something - Escape the Fate
Other:
-In comparison to the other Baku, like his brother, he is described by Tuoni as being the most 'human', despite Yukito's dislike for the race.
-Although created to eliminate demons and protect mankind, he, for the most part, twists their nightmares until they go mad while also doing his job.
-He has no memory of his life before Tuoni created him. While he suspects that he was created from 'something', like his brother, he has yet to learn what, though this could be an act of denial.
-He and Archie are usually sent together when investigating a demon attack, as both work well together, Archie possessing the 'brains' while Yukito carries the 'brawn'.
-When battling demons, he uses a physical weapon, a sword, while other Baku use either the dream the demon is already residing in or their own weapons (ex. Archie uses a series of rifles and pistols that use dream energy as bullets).

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Name: Archibald Schatten
Alias: Archie
Meaning: Variation of 'Archibald', which comes from Old French and Old German, meaning 'bold' or 'genuine'; 'Schatten' is the German word for 'shadow', which refers to dopplegangers and, well, shadows.
Gender: Male
Age: 250 yrs old or so, appears 25.
Birth: October 31st

Personality: Childish, somber, apathetic, quiet.
Strong points: Warm, intelligent, curious, observant.
Weak points: Shrewd, distant, devious.
Class: Chaotic Neutral
Interests: Reading, nightmare consuming, sleeping, collecting random items from dreams, clock making.
Weapons: An assortment of pistols and rifles.

Build: Slim and compactly muscled.
Type: Humanoid Baku/Artifact Spirit
Origin: English/European?
Height: 5'9''
Skin: Pale, near white.
Hair: Mixture of charcoal and steel-blue; thick and spiky; cut just below the ears with bangs.
Eyes: Completely black, red irises.
Outfit: Tattered, dark-teal overcoat lined black; patched black trousers; thin dark-gray shirt; fingerless gloves; crescent moon glasses perched on nose.

Accent: Coarse and monotone; deep.
Home: Fides
Family: Tuoni (creator), Yukito (blood-brother through Tuoni)
Love: None
Theme song: Secrets - OneRepublic
Other:
-He is really a Tsukumogami (artifact spirit), an ancient object that has gained a consciousness as well as a human form. Technically, his current, human form isn't his 'true body'; he was originally a pocketwatch, which he carries on his person at all times.

Alright, I'll start when someone/others join! smile.gif


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post Aug 8 2011, 09:08 PM
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@ Razzy, The Mad Bomber, MaiShadowAlchemist, Kari_Neko

Alright, here's the intro, then smile.gif
Oh, once again, in case they were overlooked, read the rules before replying to the intro ^^ I'm sorry if I sound rude, but I loathe when people decide to completely ignore whatever rules have been set up. Thank you.

Intro:

This wasn't the first time they had dealt with a situation such as this: A demon manages to slip through their fingers, evade the dream before it is eaten, possess whatever body they can find and wreak havoc... Yeah, it had happened a few times before. Baku weren't perfect at their jobs, after all; mistakes were made, errors, slip-ups... This was, however, the first incident which cost the lives of five of their 'siblings'. It had been a rather interesting experience, coming across the remains of a Baku. From the looks of it, a Baku's body, once devoid of a soul (did they have souls?), or any living energy, would shortly afterward disappear, fade from existence, leaving behind only the clothes on their backs and whatever else they happened to be carrying. Five such Baku had been discovered in uneaten dreams, just floating about in what was called the 'shared subconscious of man', disappearing into thin air one by one soon after their discovery. And killed in such a short time of each other...

"I don't think I've seen you this irate before, Yuki," Archie commented in a teasing tone while he and a white-haired man, presumably 'Yuki', though, if you wished to keep all ten of your fingers, you'd be best off to address him with his full moniker, 'Yukito', walked. Yukito didn't react to this, didn't even seem to notice the lightness in his brother's tone. Instead, he stared straight ahead, eyes narrowed. "He could have ulterior motives..." he finally murmured, speaking to Archie and referring to the demon. Archie, a slightly shorter man sporting spiky, blue-black hair, blinked and quirked a brow. "Could he? But what? Demons can't do much without a solid body, and when he does have one, he just goes on a killing spree." He shrugged. The two continued their walk, Yukito now unresponsive, lost in thought.

Evening had fallen just an hour ago, the beginning of their 'day', and, soon, they would cross the city limits of Fragilis. The demon they were assigned to capture had last attacked this place, and this had been where they'd located their most recent casualty, a cheery Baku who went by the name of 'Yue', who was found in a nightmare of some poor little girl. Why the child hadn't woken up after witnessing such a murder in her dreams baffled them. Perhaps the demon had some special ability? To prevent humans from waking once he invaded their dreams?

"Say...did the bastard only assign us to this case?" Yukito finally inquired in a rather spiteful tone once he and Archie left the outskirts of the city and now roamed the near-empty streets. What with the murders and such, it made sense that no one would be out and about after dark. As the two walked, Archie answered, running his fingers through his short hair. "Don't know. You know him, he doesn't really worry about us. Especially you." At this, Yukito's eyes narrowed and he snorted. He said nothing else as they walked, seeking clues of some sort in this now desolate city.


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- Rosicrucian   Fides Fragilis   Aug 7 2011, 09:13 PM
- - The Mad Bomber   Here is my character profile, there are a few thin...   Aug 8 2011, 06:51 AM
- - Rosicrucian   @ The Mad Bomber Have I mentioned how much I love...   Aug 8 2011, 08:26 AM
- - The Mad Bomber   Ah, that clears things up quite a bit, I`ll me...   Aug 8 2011, 08:49 AM
- - MaiShadowAlchemist   Paganism!! O-O Mai is now officially inter...   Aug 8 2011, 09:06 AM
- - Rosicrucian   Aaand now the notifs are working again o__O How od...   Aug 8 2011, 09:15 AM
- - MaiShadowAlchemist   EDIT: Name: Alice Gender: Female Age: Unknown Bi...   Aug 8 2011, 09:34 AM
- - Razzy   I'd like to join! It'll just take som...   Aug 8 2011, 10:26 AM
- - Rosicrucian   @ MaiShadowAlchemist and Razzy Alrighty, that...   Aug 8 2011, 10:31 AM
- - Kari_Neko   I wanna join! XD Oh Spice and Wolf... I'l...   Aug 8 2011, 06:43 PM
- - The Mad Bomber   Tailor Montgomery sighed heavily as he closed shop...   Aug 8 2011, 10:01 PM
- - MaiShadowAlchemist   Watching the cigarette smoke swirl out of his lips...   Aug 9 2011, 08:31 AM
- - Rosicrucian   ooc| I'll be replying/posting shortly, guys; g...   Aug 9 2011, 02:41 PM
- - Razzy   ((Edited my post with my character profile.)) Tha...   Aug 9 2011, 10:47 PM
- - The Mad Bomber   Tyge was slightly taken back by the sudden aggress...   Aug 9 2011, 11:39 PM
- - MaiShadowAlchemist   "I guess so..." Micah mumbled as he shru...   Aug 10 2011, 07:59 PM
- - Omamori   ooc| I FINALLY POST YES ...This may happen a lot, ...   Aug 13 2011, 01:16 AM
- - The Mad Bomber   Tyge seemed visibly relieved, that no one objected...   Aug 13 2011, 09:15 AM
- - Omamori   ooc| Once again, another delay, and I deeply apolo...   Aug 18 2011, 03:50 PM


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