Holy smoly, that’s a lot to read… D8 If you get through this without your head exploding, my hat is off to you... :sweat: Inspired by the song Hand of Sorrow by Within Temptation The child without a name grew up to be the hand To watch you, to shield you, or kill on demand The choice he'd made he could not comprehend His blood a grim secret they had to commend The curse of his powers tormented his life Obeying the crown was a sinister price His soul was tortured by love and by pain He surely would flee, but the oath made him stay Please forgive me for the sorrow For leaving you in fear For the dreams we had to silence That's all they'll ever be Still I'll be the hand that serves you Though you'll not see that it is me So many dreams were broken and so much was sacrificed Was it worth the ones we loved and had to leave behind So many years have past, who are the noble and the wise? Will all our sins be justified? Story Plot Medieval times… Long ago, in the land of which we now call Ireland, there once was a village called Morrinome. In this village, there lived happy, joyful villagers who were very hard workers and who were thriving greatly. They had more than enough for themselves, and therefore shared a portion of their harvest with other villages less fortunate then themselves. Soon, the tides of these peaceful times were about to turn all in a single night… One night, a weary traveler entered this tiny village, seeking refuge from the harsh winter storms. By the time he arrived there, he was almost frozen, and of course, he was starving. His clothes were tattered in rags, hanging loosely from his thin, frail body. He was a poor looking helpless soul indeed. He found refuge at a house which held one of the kindest families in the village. Of course, they welcomed him without hesitation and with open arms. As the wife of the house was providing the poor man with the things he needed, she couldn’t help but to feel tense around this gentleman. Something about him was different in a frightening way. But seeing how her three small children warmed up to him so quickly, and he the same, she brushed it off. During the darkest hours after sunset, while the villagers slept, a cry of terror shattered the silence of the night. More soon followed after the first, scattered all around the village. Candles and lanterns were quickly lit without delay over the village as they looked to see what caused fright. Soon, cries of sorrow from parents and grandparents, young and old, rippled through the night simultaneously. All of the little children in the village, infants to twelve years old, were cursed with the power of black magic. And the unfortunate man that the kind family took in just hours before, was missing from Morrinome… As days and weeks went on, most of the children could not withstand the change that happened inside of them. Most of them met their maker soon afterwards. Those who were strong and survived the curse were left to live in a slow motion of life; never growing old quickly like their parents and their older siblings. Other villages soon discovered the mishap that had happened in Morrinome. They feared that this was a bad omen for the whole land, and started to panic. Rash decisions were made, and the other villagers banned together in small armies to go raid Morrinome, capture the cursed children, and slay them in all cruel ways possible to get rid of them. The news reached the village just before the armies arrived, thankfully. The elders of the Morrinome knew that these cursed children needed to live, despite the fear of the terrible omens appearing in the land. So, they gathered all of the children touched by the cursed together, gave them even provisions to survive on for a month, and then sent them out into the wilderness. All of them prayed within their hearts that they would live… Epic Time Skip: Present Times The world changed greatly since the days of castles, knights, and the fear of witch craft. Many fantastic and many wonderful things were invented to create comfort for the human race. Most villages turned into towns, which then later turned into cities. Wars became more intense then the simple swords and pikes, and the way people thought also somewhat changed. Some things that were from the past still existed in the present; one of those things being no other then the cursed children of the village of Morrinome. Now the children of Morrinome were no longer children. Most of those who survived this far grew into teenagers; even the oldest ones of the group grew into young adults. They were still in the slow motion of life, and watched as time flew by them. They learned how to stay alive, learned how to depend on each other and to not depend on each other at the same time. Survival became the first rule of their group, comforts and pleasures were last; this included young love to most of them. Their beloved village was long gone, destroyed by the raid. So, as time went on, most of them scattered into different corners of the earth. Some even ended up in America. Some separated completely from their group and went off on their own. Some learned how to make use of their curse and create a better place for humanity. But most of them stayed in the shadows, still caught up in the past times where they were hunted and hated. Some even were corrupted by their curse, and soon lost all sanity. They used the curse to cause grief and pain to innocent humans, to show the world what they were feeling deep down inside… They had to choose their own paths to follow. One thing was for certain though. The one who cursed them was still alive, still roaming the earth. They weren’t the only ones affected by the “black magic”; other kids in modern times were beginning to be targets as well. The “curse” would either be their downfall, or their strength. But what is this mysterious man’s real purpose? He was not one to waste his abilities on just anyone… What was the goal? Could it be so important that it was worth it to bring so many children at his mercy? Or could it be something so terrible it could bring great destruction….? You decide. Side Notes Holy crap I was bored! This is what happens when you trap FH in a tiny town with nothing to do but create stuff! *Ahem* Okay, so as you can tell, this is a complex story with a simple plot basically. You will either be one of the cursed children from the village of Morrinome (Why did I create that weird name…?)… Ooooor… you can be a normal, regular human kid/young adult who gets touched by the curse DURING the RP… Heh, how does that sound?! XD So, most of you are probably wondering what this whole “black magic” and “curse” stuff is… If you haven’t figured it out yet, read the definition below. The Great Curse: AKA, special abilities granted to the children. This “curse” (power), goes through the human’s DNA and at random, chooses the person’s special abilities and integrates it within the lucky human. It could bring dramatic changes to where everyone can see it (Think of The Thing from Fantastic Four), or it could be hidden so they could blend in with regular humans only to spring out suddenly and unleash ULTIMATE POWAH!... << Or, if your body will not accept the sudden change, it could collapse all of the functions of the human body, leading them to a painful death. So with that, all of these teenagers/young adults now could be super heroes in our time or super villains. Depends on which path you choose for your character. Nooow… rule time! RULES OF DOOOOM! READ THEM OR SUFFER! (Okay, that’s a little extreme… ^^; ) 1. NO GODMODDING! (Sudden explosions of over epicness which blinds others with your awesomeness! Or you taking down a whole army or organization all by yourself… I mean come on… where’s the fun in that? You’ll be like Ash on Pokemon! No offense to Pokemon fans…) 2. NO POWER PLAYING! (Making somebody’s past for them, making the other character be somewhere else. Like dramatic change type thing Example: Charter one is in America. Character two (who has teleportation as their ability) suddenly teleports character one to Italy… D8) 3. NO AUTO-KILLING! (Seriously! I will not tolerate it. Ask permission from the owner of the character first) 4. NO AUTO-HITTING! (Attacking, what ever. Give a chance for the other person to block, or be hit. And you cannot always dodge an attack. You have to get hurt sometimes.) 5. What ever I say, goes. If you diss me, or disrespect me or others in any way, then you are out. This rule only applies to OOC conversations, not the characters themselves. 6. Do not be all knowing. Try to be somewhat original. 7. If you read the rules thus far put, Cheese is totally awthwum! In you OOC character layout. 8. Give the person who asks for a recap, a recap. You don’t have to know all that’s going on, just try to sum it up the best you can. I can’t always give a recap, cause I won’t be on 24/7. 9. You get at least three warnings which I will send to you privately in a PM if I feel like you’re breaking one or more the rules. I will be fair, I promise. 10. Ooooooh! Romance is allowed in this RP since all the characters are basically teenagers now. But have in mind, if it goes over PG stuff (Hugging, kissing lightly on lips/cheeks, or holding hands), then take it to the PMs or else where. We still have innocent minds on this site, believe it or not. ><; 11. Try not to RP that much without me… D8 Since I will be also playing the mysterious-guy-who-gives-“curses” and maybe a whole lot of different characters to run this RP, I need your cooperation. It’s so frustrating for me if you guys get like four pages without me. >< I know I’m not online so much during the weekdays, but please bear with me… 12. Oh gosh this is a lot of rules… << 13. You may have three characters 14. If one of your characters dies (Since technically, “cursed” people are not immortal), you may make a new one to replace it and it won’t be counted against you 15. ALSO! XD Yush, make your OOC layouts a pretty sea green or green color to show me you read the rules. 16. Just have fun! 17. Be at least semi- literate. Three sentences, no simple ones unless you run into writer’s block. Try not to run into those with every post though. It makes the RP uninteresting for all of us. Simple sentences examples: The dog ran. I ran after the dog. We wrestled. Nooooooo, that’s horrible. << Eh, I know it sounds like I’m being a tyrant, but I don’t want this RP to turn into a disaster like a few others I made. I want this to be fun, and exciting for everyone so please try to understand why I’m sorta strict with this one… >< Now it’s what you’ve all been waiting for… CHARACTER LAYOUT! BAWHAH-*cough, cough* I swallowed my gum… O.o Username: Character Name: Age: (For cursed children of Morrinome, just do appear as. Ages 12 and up only though, nothing lower) Gender: Appearance: (Don’t make the picture oober big if you’re going to use one. D8) Personality: Bad/Good: (Like if they’re like heroes or villains. If they’re regular humans, still put if they’re good or not) Cursed/Not cursed: (If you’re not cursed, the little mysterious guy might find you. But be warned, it could be a while before he gives you the “curse”) Special Ability(ies): (Up to two super powers or super abilities. If you’re not cursed, just put the one you desire. You will not be able to use it though until you’re cursed!) Regular Ability(ies): (Fighting, talent, acrobat tricks, what ever you want that’s not super natural. You can have up to four, and uncursed people can use these any time) Past: (You can just give a brief description if you want to keep some things a secrete for your character) Other: Prieview Post: (Sorry guys… I know mostly everyone’s styles to know how they RP, so I’m putting this up. ><) Main Setting The main setting to start off this RP is going to take place in a big city in the USA. New York is overused, but I can see why story makers usually choose that place. So! Most of us could be together in a group if you want to, scattered across the city, or on their separate ways somewhere else. Keep in mind though, you might be lonely and be doing your own thing if you choose to be else where. Last Notes for Cursed Children! Those of you who decided to be the cursed children, keep in mind that you’ve been facing all sorts of odds all your life. But the world never ceases to amaze you of how things can change so rapidly. Most of you know how to use the new technology of the world, and most of you could be going to school like anybody else or maybe even have a job. Some of you could find out for yourselves that your mission is to save and help others, or some of you can decide that you were chosen to lay waste to all around you. You have to decide this, because if I decide what you’re going to do, heck, where’s the fun in that? Keep in mind, I will not be starting the RP or accepting characters from Saturday. I will be gone most of Friday… So yeah. Accepted Character List Username: Friendly_Heartless Character Name: Morgan Leay Age: 16 1/2 Gender: Female Appearance: http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z247/skye126/anime girls/animegirl-2.jpg Personality: Quite the collective girl, stay serious most of the time, but can smile occasionally. She can also be happy one moment, then a different mood another second. She's not bipolar though. Bad/Good: Good Cursed/Not cursed: Not Cursed (Oh yeah... ><) Special Ability(ies): The ability to control water and ice Regular Ability(ies): Likes to sing, plays the piano on her spare time, knows a few martial art moves to defend herself. Past: Morgan is an adoptive child, who lives with a mom and a dad. Her father tends to be out of town most of the time, leaving her and her mother to fend for themselves. Her mother is ill most of the time, so it's Morgan's job to look after her and make sure she's safe. Other: She carries around a small, scarlet ribbon which is one of her keep sakes. It's tied around her wrist like a bracelet. Username: Friendly_Heartless Character Name: Jason Tyre Age: 17 Gender: Male Appearance: http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p73/chaotixwolf/anime characters/Leo.jpg Personality: Sly, takes it easy kind of guy. He can be cruel, but he has his limits. Is just the confused type of person Bad/Good: Bad (but confused) Cursed/Not cursed: Cursed Special Ability(ies): Can make several clones of himself (Max is 20), and flicker from area to area (or flashstep/speed) Regular Ability(ies): Knows how to put gymnastic skills and acrobatic skills to use. Has a very good balance. Past: Jason was separated from the group a while back, therefore, he ended up fending for himself. He didn't know what was worth living for, and constantly lost the friends he made. He turned to the dark side of things, because it always seemed better to be on opposition than anything else. It made him stronger in a way. Other: Likes a good strawberry milkshake once in a while. (Random for an evil guy, but hey.) Username: Fayt-Harkwind Character Name: Leon Stone Age: 19 Gender: male Appearance: http://www.testriffic.com/resultfile...4anime-guy.jpg Personality: Gothic Bad/Good: bad Cursed/Not cursed: cursed Special Ability(ies): Can cause illusions and harm to people at will when they make eye contact. Regular Ability(ies): fairly decent at combat and tracking (tracking because he sometimes hunts animals for food) Past: He lived with a small group of others but as the time passed he developed a hate for the uncursed humans while his friends did not. This forced him to abandon the group and wander until he found the man of curse to fulfill a scheme (more on that later). Other: Cheese isn't totally awe- that way you said it. Prieview Post: Leon lead himself towards a small town. The rain fell on his hair and shoulders, they where soon wet. As he approached the town a man blocked his path seeing the red around his eyes he gave him a dead cold stare and asked, "Where are you from?". Leon simply replied, "The darkest hell imaginable", as his eyes connected with the man blocking his path and withing seconds the man dropped to his knees then onto his front. Leon continued forward, the man was stone cold dead. Username: Fayt-Harkwind Character Name: Vagarath Lorgen Age: 16 Gender: male Appearance: http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7927789.../i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/06/30/anime_guy.jpg Personality: The street punk type, pretty much imagine a less "whatever" Squall. Bad/Good: Good Cursed/Not cursed: not cursed. Special Ability(ies): The ability to summon spectral blades. Regular Ability(ies): good at gambling, street fighting, good with animals (mostly house pets) and good sense of direction. Past: He began hanging out on the streets at 11 when his little sister went missing after being cursed. He thought he'd be able to find her and bring her home if he became strong and soon rised into being the tough individual he is today. He still seeks his little sister but is trapped in his town due to a bet. Other: the cheese thing again? also his sister is one of those recently cursed not one of the first ones and i'll add her later if I get to it. Prieview Post: Do I have to do this again? Username: RED Character Name: Scott Grey Age: 19 Gender: Male Appearance: Pitch black hair, brown eyes, about 6 feet tall, usually dresses in monotone colors(black and white). Personality: Acts serious but doesn't always knows when to stop making jokes. At times he can come off as suicidal because of his complete disregard of his own safety. Bad/Good: Good. Cursed/Not cursed: CURSED. 8D8 Special Abilities: Telekinesis and the ability to absorb the light of an area(I dunno...weird eh?). Regular Abilities: Fighting, acrobatic, lock picking, and...uh...guitar playing. B| Past: He's lived a long time, he's been everywhere and has pretty much seen everything. He likes passing himself off as either a "rich kid" or just some mysterious stranger. His direct family was affected by the curse ages ago but their powers never agreed with their bodies... Other: *wink* 8D8 Prieview Post: Scott tapped his fingers against a large wooden antique table in front of him, wondering what to do. After all the years, life seemed to have lost its meaning. It was just boring. "Might as well go...do..." He sighed, looking over at his window. The view was...dull to him. The room he was in, to most, would appear to be oddly designed. The walls were pure white and nearly empty except for a single black grandfather clock placed near the doorway. The table was the only other object in the room. "I have the weirdest taste. Then again. I am old." Username: Mr. Sexy (R€D) Character Name: James Carroway Age: 20 Gender: Male Appearance: http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/faerykerrigwenme/Male Anime/1218084669949.jpg Personality: Dark, vengeful, selfish. Bad/Good: Bad Cursed/Not cursed: Not cursed Special Abilities: Mind reading and terrakinesis(basically earth powers 8D) Regular Abilities: Deadly with any form of projectile and a skilled fighter. Past: James is someone who's never gotten what he's wanted. He's been bullied, pushed around, and has let people step over him for years. He's beginning to get tired of it and is waiting for an opportunity for revenge. <-< Other: Uh...bad guy. XD Username: Aura Character Name: Samantha "Sam" Lewis Age: 18 Gender: Female Appearance: http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Animegirl.jpg Personality: Can be very shy when meeting new people but opens up pretty quick, depending who the person is. She can be very pensive at times. Bad/Good: Good Cursed/Not cursed: Cursed Special Ability(ies): Gravity (overused power FTW!) Regular Ability(ies): Fighting and painting. Past: Samantha had lost her mother when she was at a very young age. Because of this, she barely remembers her and she had to live with her father. She eventually moved away, deciding to live on her own but mainly be around those are cursed as well. Other: Carries a picture of her mother with her everywhere she goes. Prieview Post: Samantha looked around her room, sitting down on her bed, thinking that she should probably redecorate her room. "I'm bored." she said leaning her head back and letting out a loud sigh. She stared up at the ceiling, narrowing her eyes. She took a deep breath, closing her eyes. I miss you Mom. I hope you're watching over me. Sam took another deep breath, opening her eyes and getting off her bed, leaving her room. Username: Aura Character Name: Catherine Watson Age: 18 Gender: Female Appearance: http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/d...ls/Lucy_17.jpg Personality: She can be very stubborn at times, doesn't like showing her emotions and is very independent. She may seem as if she is someone that is bad but isn't. (wut?) Bad/Good: Good Cursed/Not cursed: Not cursed Special Ability(ies): Creating shields and healing. Regular Ability(ies): Fighting. Past: As a young girl, she always felt as if she was useless. She has thought of committing suicide several times but somehow something would always pull her back. She used to live in a different city until she moved to New York City. She's usually by herself, constantly walking around. Other: Rawr...? Username: Magick Character Name: Evangenline Santos Age: 17 Gender: Female Appearance: Personality: Shy, quiet, she likes to keep to herself, but doesn't know how to tell people to leave. Bad/Good: Good Cursed/Not cursed: Cursed Special Ability(ies): She can control glass. Regular Ability(ies): She can draw very good pictures, and can shoot arrows with very good aim. Past: She has lived on her own after her parents left her. Her father tried to kill her, but she crippled him permanently and fled to her old house, where she lives alone. She makes just enough money with her drawings and glass statues to get food. Other: That was loooong D8 But cheese ith awthum. Prieview Post: Eva sighed, forming the glass into a dolphin jumping out of the waves. She had to make four more statues, then walk all the way into town, and sell them to the shopkeeper. Her life, on a page. She sighed, furrowing her brow and continuing, concentrating hard. Username: Byakuya Kuchiki Character Name: Kuchiki, Benka Age: 35 Gender: Male Appearance: Personality: Benka acts in an aristocratic manner — he seems always serene and apathetic towards other people, even when he is actually deeply conflicted. He is also extremely calm, even in battle, and is very seldom surprised by even the most drastic of actions. Bad/Good: Bad Cursed/Not cursed: Cursed Special Ability(ies): Fire(Also can be called Blaze). Multiplication(Ability to make copies of one's self, can only make up to five.) Regular Ability(ies): Fighting, acrobat tricks. Past: Little is known about Benka's early history, except that 20 years ago before the current time he was a young man, rash and hotheaded. Other: Cheese is totally awthwum! Prieview Post: 'He breathed in, out, in, out. All of that was for keeping his heartbeat down a bit, but his hands trembled, his arms burned, and his eyes watered. He, was in pain.' "In Truth, Pain is my damnation."