⟪ OOC Thread ⟫ They look, act, think, feel, and live just like us. There are no noticeable differences between us. Even they don't know they're different, or at least, not all of them do. One does. Only one knows whom the rest are. Science fanatics would call them aliens—not from this world—and religious people would call them angels. They just call themselves The Fallen. However, it has been a few millennium since they last referred to themselves as such. At first retaining the memories of their past lives was easy, but as time went on, the memories began to fade. They lost touch with their true self as each reincarnation occurred. They don't look the same. They show no signs of having powers. Their personalities may still be similar, but what truly connects them to the soul resting deep inside had rotted and withered. The Fallen were cast away during the mid-2nd century A.D. For years they did the Lord's work, but even sin and temptation can reach those of purity. The influence the Morning Star had before his fall was enough to taint the holy land. It needed a proper cleansing, and those that did not wish to repent for the actions they committed against their immortal Father were cast out. They are still immortal, but it is as punishment. There is no death—no rest—for those that have fallen. There is no salvation to be sought after. They live the lives of man, but when they die, their souls do not rest and pass on. They move immediately to a new body, a new vessel. Their physical minds have been washed of all prior knowledge. What used to be has slowly slipped from their grasps. They know not whom they are, nor will they ever. What power still remains has been suppressed so deeply within their subconscious minds that it is rendered useless, unable to be accessed. They have not heard a word from their Father in centuries. While some may still be religious, they do not know of times past. There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance for men after death. In a time of chaos and destruction, one might have the ability to bring them together again. The world is changing. War is an ever vigilant entity in our daily lives. Deaths occur in the tens of thousands. Bombings and shootings are far more frequent then of years past. Crime has increased. Sin is spreading. Marks of his reign increase more feverishly. They have been cast out, but they may also be the only ones that can help prolong his rise to power until the messiah returns to man. It is not time yet. The Rapture is not yet upon them. He needs to be stopped before growing too strong to suppress. The Fallen have a hard road ahead of them, and that's only if they are willing to believe. . . Things to know. . . [/url] ⊛ This RP originally started out as a Blue Bloods based role play, but then after researching more on angels and what not, I decided to eighty-six the whole idea and do something completely original. ⊛ This is a present day, modern world RP. ⊛ My character will be the only one that knows shit is happening. The others will have no clue about the uprising that is beginning or about themselves and whom they truly are. All those memories of their past have faded with time. ⊛ They do not have powers at this time. Eventually they will, but their powers are buried so deep within that they will not be able to just tap into them easy-peasy. It will takes hours of strenuous work and practice and they may not all even reach their powers. ⊛ They shouldn't all be like sword masters and martial arts specialists. That's just... no...* shakes head * BE REALISTIC. I can't stress that enough. If I find that you're not being realistic, I will ask you to edit or potentially leave. I'm not joking. ⊛ Not everyone will start out in the same area. Characters will be all around the world. ⊛ The Fallen are drawn to one another. While your character will not know about their past, they may know someone that is an angel in their area. Odds are they won't know them well—acquaintances, most likely. ⊛ Before submitting your CS, you need to PM me your angel choice. Depending on which you choose, it may impact your character's personality or location and I need to know you are capable of properly portraying that character. That will also be where you find out your starting position. ⊛ I will choose what city your angel starts in, which is why PMing me is important. ⊛ One day in the RP is equal to four days in real life. There will be a lot of traveling in the RP, so some days might be cut short or skipped over all together. ⊛ The RP will be 90 in character days long, giving them three months to try and get their shit together. ⊛ You will be required to post at least once every three days. I understand that things come up, just talk to me and we can work something out. I am a very lenient person, so I am willing to make exceptions depending on your excuse, but if I know you have the ability to be posting and just blatantly choose not to, I won't be so nice. ⊛ I won't hound anyone or remind them, but once you reach three strikes you are out, no exceptions. I would like at least one of my Rps to finish before I eventually leave KHV and I feel this one could have the potential to do so if everyone just follows their part. ⊛ While the RP may refer to the bible and other forms of scripture, along with being about angels, it is not necessarily a religious RP. I just wanted to get that out there so there isn't any controversy over the subject. ⊛ This isn't an advanced RP, but I do expect well written posts. I know people can't always get online or are short on time and so I won't make a big deal out of short posts on the occasion, but not every time. If I see that you are constantly writing one paragraph or less, I may ask you to leave if you can't increase it. I like detail in my stories and that's what this is, a story. ⊛ Days end midnight my time, which is Central Standard Time. + 1 hour for EST ( 1 am ), -1 hour for MT ( 11 pm ), and -2 hours for PST ( 10 pm ). If you live outside of North or South America and need help figuring out the time zone differences, let me know. ⊛ I have no problem with language, violence, romance, but it has to be appropriate and well written. No smut! Don't be tacky or abusive of the privilege. I will revoke the right if you cannot handle it. It does still have to follow forum rules. You may get a strike if you can't be appropriate. ⊛ I shouldn't have to say this, but since not everyone seems to get it: No God-modding. It should be a given, but clearly is not always the case. You are only allowed to control a character belonging to someone else if they have given you permission and it should not be a frequent thing. ⊛ No bios. I hate bios. They are dumb and an utter waste of time. I don't want to know every detail of your character's past. You should show me it in the story—introduce depth. ⊛ Characters may be any age, but the younger they are, the less likely they will actually fight or anything. You may have up to three characters. ⊛ If there is an angel you would like that is not on the list, talk to me. I'm open to the idea of other angels, but there are so many on the list that I think you should be all right. ⊛ Angels are genderless beings, so it does not matter which you choose for your angel. Their gender may change with each reincarnation. ⊛ I reserve the right to add or subtract to these rules as I feel necessary. I will alert you all if I do.