For Everyone's Soul-Let us Fall Together
A LadyPSerenity Approved RP
I background story:
For thousands of years, Humans had known of the existence of devil's but had called them by different names. The battles they fought were often not known, and ones that had became things of legend. As time past, so had more frequent battles with the Devils. The battle reached it's peak in late 1190's, where a literal war had broken out between the two. Humans defected to the Devils, and Devils defected to the humans and the war itself lasted till the late 1800's. At the end, the humans had managed to push back the devils into their own world, due to sacrifices by a battalion of remnant knights, and polish dragoons along with several devils, who went into Purgatory in order to seal the Hellgates from the inside.
None of these battles were recorded, and was slowly forgotten by most of humanity.
Current year -2014-:
More then one hundred years have past since the first Hellgate was made. Over time, more were created and no one knows exactly how much there are. The Devils who defected to the human side remain tucked away, attempting to blend in with society. Though the masses try and remain ignorant of the Devil's, there are times when they become known and due to their ignorance, they pass them off as 'Urban Legends' or 'Myths'. The people who do remember the Devils, and know they exist are few compared to the population of the world and became known as Devil Hunters. Though they advertise their jobs quite a bit, they're taken as seriously as a fortune teller on the street. They do any kind of jobs relating to devil's in some way for money.
A new weapon against the Devil threat was created for humans called the Devil Energy Filtration Suit, rumors had been going around the web for these suits, but not a single photo had showed up. Nor the information to those that made it.
As time pass, more devil's began to pop-up. Though it was one of those 'ridiculously hard to notice' changes. Like finding a single needle in the haystack the size of a barn. The Devil Hunters haven't noticed this at all, and continue fighting. Just like any other day.
II World of the Devil's
The world beyond the Hellgate. Though the term 'worlds' would make more sense. Existing in another plane of reality, the amount of worlds is near limitless and are connected via portals, though some worlds are connected to others while not connected to a different one, and the most in a world is at least two. Save for the world known as 'Purgatory'. The largest of the devil realms, connected to nearly every other realm and controlled by six ruling Thanatos class devils. Yggdrasil, the tree of life. Morrigan, the goddess of war. Caucus, the giant of fire. Varna, the guard of the underworld. Allant, the false king. And Myr, the goddess of rebirth.
They rule over what is basically a massive gray fog. Any buildings are concealed, and any pathway is not seen until one starts walking, where the path begins to build itself on the path they walk. Though when they walk far enough, the path behind them begins to crumble and deform. And buildings seen are in the style of Gothic Medieval cathedrals.
III Terms/Item database:
Soulgem-A piece of a devil or human soul that has been solidified after being killed by a devil. These attracts devils as when they eat more soulgems, the more powerful a devil becomes. They are basically souls. Most humans don't realize they have them, until they have been torn from their body. The reason humans become marionettes when they devour soul gems is due to the fact two souls compete for each other to rule the body, and in the end the body becomes a lifeless heap. Devil's bodies are designed to instantly devour, and absorb, soul gems that enter their body.
DEF(Devil Energy Filter) Suit-The DEF suit is a special suit that gives human Devil Hunters an edge against the devils. Due to the fact that humans have neither the speed, strength or durability that of a devil a single punch from a devil could potentially kill a human, if not severally. The suit works by linking with the human body on a mental, physical, and metaphysical level, almost sharing a conscious state with the user. It works, and is powered by, soul gems of devils by injecting a safe amount of the power into the user's body periodically over the course of the suits being powered on, giving the human the same strength, defense, and speed matching the rank of the devil's soul gem. The alloted time, per soul gem is lower devil, 36 hours, devil 24 hours, and fallen/forgotten 12 hours. Marionettes are unable to give power to the suit for more then a minute. These alloted times are generally called 'safe zones' and the soul gem must be replaced before the end of the time given.
It's suggested that further use beyond the suggested time of each soul gem causes corruption in the human body, the soulgem invading the user's body to make the body it's own. Suggested time in the suit is around two hours.
Hellgate-Giant obsidian, rectangle slabs with golden markings on them. Entrances into the devil's world, which the humans called Hell. After the war between the Devils and Humans, the humans were able to make the Hellgates weaken devils coming into their world with the help of the devils that assisted them. Though Devils up to fallen and forgotten ranks would feel little from it, Thanati devils would feel the greatest from it as they would lose about eighty percent of the power they could normally use.
Devils-The term used for demons in this rp. Each differ in abilties, and power. Certain species are commonly known such as the lizard man, oni, banshees, etc. More rare, and powerful types of demons are one of a kind or an isolated species, such as the Leviatan. Able to transform between human and their true form freely.
Devil Hunter-Beings that specialize in the hunting of devil's. Each have their own unique style and sets of weaponry at their disposal. Taken about as seriously as the fortune teller down the street by most people.
Half-Devil-Beings that were born from the unity of a human and a devil. Usually shunned upon by the devil hunters, but are renowned as excellent devil hunters. Able to transform using their devil's blood inside them for a short period of time. They can be told apart from humans by a small marking, or tattoo somewhere on their body.
IV Devil Hunter Rank/Devil Class:
Basically what this is, is a letter grade of how well your devil or devil hunter is at doing his thing. It goes from D to S.
Devil Hunter Ranks:Show how many devils it's slain/skill during jobs.
D Rank-Does a bad job quite often, and doesn't get too many jobs.
C Rank-An Average level devil hunter. These are the most common and receive a normal amount of jobs that receive a fair amount of pay. Human devil hunters are commonly around this rank
B Rank-An above average devil hunter. Is able to clear jobs at a faster pace than C rank devil hunters, and is exceptional at battling Devils in battle. Half-Devils and Devils devil hunters are the most common in this rank.
A Rank-A good devil hunter. With a high job clear rate, these are the ones people look to the most. These get some of the best jobs and an extremely good amount of pay that could last them weeks on end. Half-Demons and Humans are rarely seen in this rank.
S Rank-An excellent devil hunter. He completes his jobs with the least amount of causalities and damage done to his surroundings. Gets the best jobs, the best pay, and people to find jobs for him. (Basically god-mod. Tell me if your gonna do this first. And I'll think aboot it)
Marionette-Lowest class of Devil, they have no soul and are often used as puppets by higher ranked devils. Near limitless in numbers. (Not suggested unless you want to RP a soulless heap of. . . .Leather)
Re-animated/Lower Devil-The second lowest class of Devil. Re-Animated are humans that have been turned into Devils by being forcefully infused with a soulgem from a devil while lower devils have not killed enough humans to become a true devil.
Devil-The third Devil class. They are of moderate strength, but of course it all depends on what you are fighting. They all have different strengths, weaknesses, and even abilities. These Devils has gained enough soulgems to be called a Devil, or true Devil.
Fallen/Forgotten-The fourth Devil class. These are considered powerful even to an A rank Devil Hunter. A Fallen's main attributes would most likely be it's brute strength, or it's close range attack skill. A Forgotten is a more range-like Devil rather than it's Fallen counter-part. Of course, there are a vast array of abilities in this class. Including creating illusions, and the works.
Thanatos-The strongest class of Devil. Even though they are Devils, it's rare to see them treat lower classes with respect or even dignity. The Thanatos class has more abilities at their command than just the usual handful. In terms of form, they are very similar to Half-Devils by being able to switch in and out of human and devil forms. Even though all Devil's have this ability, the Thanatos class can keep the form while using it's most powerful spell. (god-mod. Go through same stuff as S rank devil hunter)
Edward:A man in his sixties, though fit to the point where he is in his thirties. He is the main supplier of weaponry to the Devil Hunters and has many shops around the world. Wears an innter tux shirt, a black vest, a red tie, black dress pants and shoes, and in his pocket is a notable pocket watch chain. He also wears a pair of glasses that seem to let in no light at all. With a butler-like personality, he may not sound sartcastic when he is. Cares about his business more then anything else. On a side note, people have reported seeing him being in two places at once, seeing as he's the only employee at his shop. Thus many odd rumors surround him.
Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life: One of the six ruling Thanati devils in Purgatory. Appears as a child in ragged clothes with dark brown hair, as well as hints of dark green. His eyes are green, and he has a child-like personality even though he is the eldest of the six Thanati devils at the age of 7000 years old. His main powers consist of controlling plants, creating plants, and communicating his plants. Doesn't fight that often so records of his Devil form are very inconsistent and don't match up with others most of the time. Though one matches every now and then. One of a perfectly healthy, massive tree instantly turning into a decaying tree.
Caucus, the Giant of Flame:One of the Six ruling Thanati devils. Appears as a man in his late forties, and extremely fit. In human form he stands out due to his height in human form being a good 8'11. Personality-wise, he seems to act before thinking and is more of a 'hands-on' person then anything else. Due to his red eyes, he wears glasses in his human form to make less attention then what he already has and wears baggy pants with an undershirt. Caucus' powers consist of fire, since he is basically flames incarnate. His devil form was barely recognizable one time, and the Devil hunter that survived said it was a giant made of flames, causing the earth itself shatter on the ground whenever he walked.
Morrigan, the Goddess of War:A rather eccentric Devil. One of the six ruling Thanati devils in Purgatory. Wears, whats basically, what rich people wear almost all the time when they are going out to somewhere nice. Which is odd considering she is the goddess of war. She has long black hair and brown eyes as well as pale skin. Her powers are unknown, but one Devil Hunter reported seeing Morrigan wearing black plated armour that resemble a raven with black wings sprouting from her back with a claymore in hand, drenched in blood. Laughing.
Varna, the Guard of the Underworld:One of the ruling Thanati devils in purgatory. Varna is a relatively quiet man. Though when he talks, he usually does so when tearing apart his enemies. He is almost always in his devil form, which is one that looks like bones are protuding from he shoulders, arms, hands, and legs that make it look like armor with purple skin, and a helmet that looks like a crown made of bones, covering his eyes. His powers consist of controlling ice, but he rarely ever uses it. He uses his main weapons, which are two massive curved blades coming from his arms(like switch blades) and tears aparts his enemies swiftly, and then devours them. Flesh and all. The most commonly said phrase by him is "Rend, Slaughter! Devour our enemies!"
Allant, the False King: The second youngest of the Thanati devils ruling purgatory. The first human to have betrayed the humans, and willingly devour a soul gem and not become a marionette. He wears a white trench coat, buttoned up and gold platings on the should as well as what appear to be medals on the right side of him. The coat has golden trims, and he also wears white gloves. Appearing in his late fifties, he has long grey hair and gray eyes. With him, he carries a long sword around with him where ever he goes. The blade is curved near the top, then on the other side, it is curved near the bottom. The blade itself is pitch black. Though he has no devil form, he can control the power of the souls he has devoured, giving him almost limitless amount of abilities.
Myr, the Goddess of Rebirth: The youngest of the Thanati Devils. She took the place of Anubis, the god of the dead who now serves under hear after resigning from his spot. She appears as a woman in her early twenties, with white hair, blue eyes, a white coat, white pants, and white shoes. She always has an expressionless face and her voice is cold. Next to nothing is known about this Devil even to the other five Thanati. She came into power about a year ago, and even then none of the Thanati can actually see her as their equal, even if Anubis kneeled down to her in front of them. She is always seen beside Anubis, who's human form appears that of a respectable man who comes from Egypt. Not even her Devil form is known, as it has been known whenever she fights Devil Hunters, Anubis always fights for her as she stands behind the lines, calmly watching the battle.
1.No character will be god modding(unless they are Thanatos or S class. In that case, PM me first.)
2.Try to keep Deus Ex Machinas to a limit. Please.
3.Do not pop up in the middle of someone's RP without going by with them first. Please.
4.If your character has a soulgem(in which case they usually do), they would near-instantly die when it is removed. Kinda like tearing out someone's heart.
5.You can go overboard with weapons. . .to a certain extent. A -certain- extent.
6.Due to the DEF suit, limitations on humans fighting devils will obviously be put in place. Humans can fight Devils without it, but have a significantly higher chance of dieing then those with the DEF suit.
VII Character Template:
Name: (insert name here)
Gender: (Are you a man or a woman?)
Age: (How old?)
Race: (Human, Half-Devil, or Devil)
Devil Hunter: (Yes/No. Scroll up for information. If your Human and not a devil hunter, It may be hard. Really hard.)
Nickname: (What some people call you, if you have one)
Appearance: (How your character looks.)
Personality: (How your character acts.)
History/Background: (The history of said character.)
Devil Hunter Rank: (If your a devil hunter, use this. Scroll down for more info.)
Devil Class: (If your devil, use this. Scroll down for more info.)
Weapon(s) of Choice: (What weapon(s) does he/she use? If more then one, scroll down. Or if they don't have any just put in fist/legs or whatever the hell they use that isn't a weapon.)
Devil Trigger/Devil Form: (Sorry if this sounds DMCisque, but what else could I call it? Humans leave this empty. Half-Devils put in a description of what their devil form looks like/powers it gives. Nothing to crazy. Devils can go crazy, depending on the rank of course.)
Devil Energy Filtration Suit: (Something specifically designed for humans. It keeps humans from dieing easily against Devils, and allows the physical strength of a Devil as well as their speed depending on the soul gem it is powered by. It comes with an A.I that gives tactical advice and warns you of anything that's either a threat, or wrong with the suit. If your suit has a custom appearance, put it in. Please nothing over the top. Think the nanosuits from Crysis.)
Business name: (If your a devil-hunter, name of business, and a description(or a picture) of a logo would be nice. If your a freelance, put N/A....or if your lazy)
Other: (What else should we know?)
Text Colour: (Completely optional. Recommended however.)
VIII Town/RP map
Behold! Poor map of the RP area!
If you noticed, there's three devil hunter buildings. First come first serve, also layout of it would be nice.
IX Special Thanks:
Wolfdawg-He helped me think of stuff for this RP. Friend of another forum.
Minyrama-Just cause she's awesome like that. That, and the fact that she helped. . .I think. Don't remember.
P.S-When I look at it, it seems either really long or short. xD
P.S.S-If anyone wants to improve on the poor map, you're more then welcome to.