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Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:39:36 am »
I'm still thinking on that. Debating whether Norton should run a weapons shop from the bar, but I'm not really sure that's his scene. Perhaps another demon could run the pawn shop? Or I could change the bar to a shop, but then he would seem too much like Mr. Gold from Once Upon a Time. Anyone have suggestions?

Also, if you have MSN, and prefer to have questions/other plans responded to immediately, please PM me for my contact information.

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:35:02 pm »
*Nudges Krozam and Nyan-chan* :P

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: May 09, 2012, 08:03:03 pm »
Do I have to start nudging people to post now? :P

So I'm considering turning Evil's Gratitude into an interactive novel. Would anyone be offended if I elected to include their characters, past or present?

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:12:59 am »
Added a new demon to the bestiary, by Ember's request. I notice the list is rather "essy" now. (Bonus points to those who get it! :P)

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RP] Enter the Cursed City
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:54:41 am »
So the games have begun again. Vel'Nortin smirked as he sensed the portals open, transporting his players onto the board. He could see it on the map of the city, little figurines moving along. Five so far, and two getting chased by the shield headed demons! How delightful! He stood from the crimson armchair, and brushed his white suit. He then removed his white fedora, rolling it down his arm to his hand. As the hat tumbled, it changed, turning into a dark bowler.

With a flourish, Norton placed the hat upon his head, the suit transforming into his bartender's outfit. His face changed ever so slightly, becoming less angular and calculating, and becoming rounder and more mischievous. "Time to go to work," he giggled, striding through a door that led to the bar. Eventually his pawns would be drawn to the place, no matter where they were dropped on the map.

Meanwhile, Mina continued running across the rooftops. Eventually, she came to the end of the block and paused to breathe, removing the hood from her head in an effort to keep cool. A crust of gems lined her right cheekbone and both eyebrows, giving her a serious, alien appearance. Light glimmered off her eyelids when she blinked, revealing tiny crystals even there.

She frowned and forced the growth over her right hand, forming claws at the ends of her fingertips. "Time to use the express elevator," she decided, swinging herself over the edge, and digging the claws into the concrete. Or whatever the devil's equivalent to concrete is. Deep furrows were left behind her as she slid down with the scrape of stone against stone. Dropping to the ground with a soft thud, she tucked her hands into her pockets, keeping the claws hidden. She had learned pretty early never to waste a potential weapon here when anyone might attack at any moment.

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:04:31 pm »
Yes, yes they are.
And just so everyone knows, I have made a Chatzy for anyone who doesn't have others on MSN to plan, or to do mini-RP as I like to call it.
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Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RP] Enter the Cursed City
« on: April 22, 2012, 12:12:02 am »
Mina wandered through the Cursed City, as she thought of it. The red tinge to the grey sky no longer unnerved her as much as it used to, though it certainly set her instinctive sense of "Wrongness" on edge. The buildings themselves were in surprisingly good condition, though the city's few inhabitants were faceless, colorless beings of humanoid form. She wondered if they were demons, lost souls, or simply artificial constructs meant to add to the illusion of reflecting the real city. Either way, they were creepy, yet seemingly unaware of those outside their kind. They did finally react to the distant screeches and howls of approaching Shield Heads, retreating indoors. Safe as one might think going inside was, the last time she had tried it, the faceless horde had set upon her, forcing her to fight her way out, and then deal with the Shield Heads. It was safer to stay out and either outrun the creatures, or climb.

She picked up her pace to a jog, hoping to get out of range without notice. After a couple blocks, that hope was dashed as the screeches grew louder. The Shield Heads seemed to track like hounds in the real world; Ironic since most were about that size. She turned, hurling the crystal sphere she formed earlier and striking home. The clanging impact seemed to stun the smallish creature as it slowed, shaking its head.  Taking the opportunity to run down an alley, Mina leapt for the fire escape, hauling herself up. "So much for having a sale piece," she grumbled as she continued to climb to the building's roof, ignoring the squabbling as the Shield Heads began to fight among themselves. Lucky for any prey that managed to outrun them at the start, the creatures had a very short attention span, and a tendency to cannibalize themselves.

Evil's Gratitude / Re: [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: April 19, 2012, 02:47:44 am »
All profiles are approved. Feel free to post whenever.

Evil's Gratitude / Side Story: Exploration
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:07:38 am »
This section is unrelated to the main plot, but rather, side stories where you may explore the Dark City or the real world city. You are not limited to these two areas, of course. Basically, if you want to write a story that doesn't coincide with the current plot, toss it in here.

Evil's Gratitude / Re: Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:36:34 am »
Name: Alumina "Mina" Stone - [Ice_Queen]
Age: 20
Race: Human

Appearance: Due to her curse, she appears to have patches of colorful scales or beads in her skin. Her eyes are hazel, changing color ranging from amber to blue depending on her mood. She generally hides her face with a scarf or hood, as the “scales” tend to freak people out. 

Curse: Crystal Resonance - Her body is partially crystallized, giving her a scaly/beaded appearance. The crystallization also has a tendency to cause a sort of paralysis at times. Mina is slowly learning to manipulate these crystals and mold them into tools and weapons. She has developed a talent in which the crystals in her body vibrate in such a way that she can use them to cut through just about anything. The vibrations can also cause electromagnetic phenomena, which can slightly affect electronic and metal objects, etc.

Background/Sample RP:  She wiped her face with her arm, grimacing at the slight sound of crystal scraping together. Her sour expression brightened somewhat as she gazed at the completed pendant. One convenience of having crystal in her was the nearly endless supply of material to make jewelry. She thought she was doing pretty well, running her business on the internet and occasionally attending artisan fairs to show off her wares. She laced her fingers together, then turned them palm out, pushing forward slightly as she raised her arms to stretch the limbs and fingers. “Good thing I finished already. Even stretching won’t stop this spasm,” she muttered. Standing, Mina took the necklace and set it in a special padded box, before stepping into a carpeted room bare of furnishings. She had learned early on that just as suddenly as these fits of tense paralysis came on, they could end, resulting in her body uncoiling powerfully enough to break furniture...or impale a person, she remembered with a shudder. She locked the door, and lay down in the center of the floor, trying to relax for as long as possible before she froze once more.


Name: Vel'Nortin aka "Norton". [Bartender]
Age: Unknown
Race: Demon

Appearance While he takes many guises, Norton's favorite persona is that of the unassuming Bartender. He is dark-skinned, with blue streaks on his face and body, and has pointed ears. His white hair is often covered by a bowler hat, and his outfit appears like that of an old-fashioned bartender: Crisp white shirt, red buttoned vest, dark slacks and shiny black shoes. He carries a cane to add further dignity to his gentlemanly look.

When being devilish, he appears in a white suit and hat, with the only splash of color being a pink pocket handkerchief. Why pink? Nobody knows.

Curse: The Box: This is the key to Vel'Nortin's curses. A box of mysterious origins, it can only be opened by a human, who is then cursed with a seemingly random effect. He cannot use the box himself, however. He is not particularly strong, and relies more on plots than his own power.

Background: He is the devil, the head honcho, and ruler of this small sector of Hell. He discovered a box among his predecessor's possessions. Unable to open the box, he took it to the physical world to get rid of it, hoping to cause a bit of havoc. A human opened the box and activated its power, becoming the first of the Cursed. Brilliant! He continued to experiment for a time, discovering its limitations. Now he uses the Box in search of a Champion to defend his realm and to challenge the other devil bosses so he may expand his territory. Vel'Nortin disguises himself as Norton, the owner of a popular bar in the Dark City. In this manner, he can observe his prospective champions and "advise" them in what to do. He has a few favorites already, but whether they break or grow stronger, he wins.

Evil's Gratitude / [RP] Enter the Cursed City
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:25:27 am »
The woman trudged through the crowded street, the hood of her jacket pulled up, and sunglasses concealing her features. Her body seemed to hum of its own accord, vibrating with a hidden energy, and people edged away from her slightly as if detecting it. Not that they could actually hear it, she mused. No, only she could, and only because she felt the vibrations in her very bones, nerve endings carrying the shock impulses throughout her frame. Hazel eyes, now a shade of golden brown, gleamed with a sardonic light as she walked with no real direction, lost in thought.

The portal opened and she stepped through, her disappearance completely unnoticed by passers-by, herself barely noticing the transition. She’d stepped into this parallel dimension where only the Cursed –others who had been “blessed” by the devil – could walk. She knew there were others here, as she had seen several before. This was the place where their souls gathered, though she knew not why. Perhaps this was their hell. It was a fair replica of the “real” city, she thought. Or perhaps the city was a replica of this one. Mirrored worlds were so bothersome that way. She pulled her left hand from her pocket, skin sparkling with what at first appeared to be body glitter as she angled her arm to check her watch.

Turning her hand over, she studied the large reddish crystal that filled the center of her palm, scraping a fingernail against the stuff. Despite the dense solidity, the crystal remained flexible, to a degree, as it was still part of her flesh. New crystal structures formed at the tips of her fingers, which she pressed together to create a single mass. Gazing flatly at the growing crystal, she watched as the slightly irregular orb disconnected from her body and fell into her other outstretched palm. She tucked the gem into her pocket with a sigh. At least she had a new piece to sell when she got back to the real world.

Evil's Gratitude / Re: Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:15:48 am »
The Bestiary
This area will be updated as new creatures are encountered within Dark City.

The "People"- They are humanoid in form, but lack color an possess no faces. They may be lost souls or simple constructs meant to reflect the real city. They pay little attention to their environment, however, they can become violent when touched by other beings. They will develop glowing points of red light where the eyes would be, and a large, fanged mouth that stretches from ear to ear.

Shield Heads- These are minor demons and have limited intelligence. As their name implies, they have shield-shaped heads which they use to headbutt each other in a manner similar to mountain goats. Despite their large heads, these beings have spindly limbs and bodies, with long-fingered hands which are surprisingly strong. Methods of attack include a headlong charge, close-range headbutting, and utilizing the shape of their heads to amplify a roar into sonic waves. These monsters often practice cannibalism.

Spore Slime- These beings are barely sentient. They coat surfaces, growing like moss or mold, and wait for prey to come into range. Slimes are rather like amoebas in that they absorb their prey and slowly digest them alive. Methods of attack include paralyzing spores, flinging slime, and simple ambush.

Sorrow- This type of demon feeds upon sadness and low self-esteem. They will whisper into the minds of their prey, seeking out insecurities and other negative thoughts/emotions, bringing them to the fore. They appear most often as humanoid females, though they occasionally take male form. Their psychic attack is usually brought about through touch or eye contact, so while the psychological assault can be debilitating, it is usually straightforward and unhidden. They will try to drive their prey to self-harm or suicide so that they may feed on the final spurt of psychic energy. Very powerful Sorrows need only a line of sight to their prey, but thankfully, they are rare.

Evil's Gratitude / [RPG] Evil's Gratitude OOC
« on: April 03, 2012, 04:46:31 am »

You awaken in the middle of the park. It’s nearly dawn. You wonder to yourself, “How did I get here?” And then memory comes rushing back.

Last night, you had gone for a walk, and encountered someone in trouble. Unthinking, you had gone to their aid, and were offered a gift in thanks. “Alas,” they told you, “You have aided a denizen of hell.” It turns out that a gift from an evil being is actually a curse upon your mortal self.

Your soul now belongs to a demon, and your body has been warped and changed. Will the curse twist your mind as well? Will you become a slave to your curse, or will you master it? Can you find your way out of the darkness that has come from Evil’s Gratitude?

World and Background
Our stories will be set in two areas: The Real World and the Dark City. Please note the location you will be set before beginning of your post to avoid confusion. The Dark City is a portion of hell that is ruled by the devil that has cursed each human character. Minor demons inhabit this area, as do those humans who have completely succumbed to their curse, and these individuals may help or hinder your efforts.

Hell is divided into several sectors, each ruled by its own devil. These devils are constantly battling one another for power and territory, using the souls of humans they have cursed, as well as their minor demon minions. The devil who is most involved here seeks a champion to fight for him and destroy his rivals within and outside his realm. People are drawn randomly into the Dark City, and are randomly sent back to the real world. Whether this is caused by wandering portals or purely the machinations of the devil is uncertain. It may even be both.

As another plot aspect, human characters who meet one another may send emails to one another as part of the story. You may use these as introductions or conclusions to your posts. This section may or may not become a separate section.

Technical Info
This is not a D&D style roleplay, but purely story-telling. There are no dice and no stats, but rather, you tell the story in the style of a novel where your character is the protagonist. We're all telling the same tale from different perspectives. Because of the settings, each of our characters should be in some way useful to the group: powerful, intelligent, possessing some essential skill, whatever you come up with. Your common sense (and my judgement) shall be the limit to how powerful your character can be. Your character may be human or demon, or even a half breed or angel if you so choose, but know that your character isn't invincible. This is our Out-of-Character thread, everything but the RP itself goes here, including your characters. I'll create a separate thread for the RP.

Guidelines (As presented by Krozam)
- I am the Game Master, and my word is the law.
- There's no need to limit yourself to one character, but don't create more than you can comfortably control. As the GM I'll take care of the NPC's (Non-Player Character) important to the plot, but you can create your own. If you have ideas for NPCs, we can talk.
- Joining in the middle of the game is quite possible. The game is open to all.
- No god-modding. This means that you only control your own characters (unless given permission). For example, if two Player Characters fight, the receiver will decide if the hit connects or not.
- Write in the past tense and 3rd person.
- Try to keep the OOC talk in this topic, but if you must say something OOC in the game thread, use ((double parenthesis)).
- Use your common sense
- Be respectful towards the other players. I thought this was obvious, but apparently some people need reminding.

Character sheet - Please submit your characters in this format:
Name: Please include your character's name and [screen name] for email/text communications. Please include the brackets. This is a nickname/codename for characters to refer to each other, and should refer to their curse or other major trait.
Race: Please note that angels, demons, and half-breeds will be limited.
Curse: Your character will have gained some sort of power from the devil, but this curse must also be a major flaw/weakness. As noted in the introduction, it can twist body, mind, or both. Use your imaginations, but try not to go too wild! >:D
Background/Sample RP: This can be simple or elaborate, but I would like to see around 100 words minimum.

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall OOC
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:29:07 pm »
September (2011): We'll go through turns like crazy forever!

February (2012):...
Lol Isn't that how it always happens?  :))

The Wings of Hall / Re: [RPG] The Wings of Hall
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:17:45 pm »
Fiona poured a bit of water from a small gourd she kept at her hip onto the wound, washing away blood and dirt. She examined the cut in the dim light but it did not seem deep nor did it interfere with the use of her hand. Tearing a strip of cloth from her already-ragged cloak - I really need to get a new one. - She wrapped it around the injured hand and tied the bandage off. It would do for now. It was best to save the healer's strength for more serious wounds. "Perhaps," Fiona suggested drily, "Our rogue should lead the way so we can avoid further inconvenience?"

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