Hello everyone, this RP is probably one of my favorites Iíve pulled together to this day. It allows creativity in the characters while at the same time being in a relatively easy world to work with, our own! This RP is based off one of my top three anime, Darker Than Black. I hope this RP inspires anyone to watch this incredible anime. I will say now that while this uses some of the characters and elements of the original anime, the execution has all been structured through my own ideas.
ďA night sky full of cries
Hearts filled with lies
The contractóis it worth the price?
A soul pledged to the darkness
Now Iíve lost it, I know I can kill
The truth exists beyond the gate.Ē
Five years ago, inscrutable and abnormal territories known as Heavenís Gate and Hellís Gate appeared in South America and Japan respectively. They altered the skies over the world and devastated the landscapes with it. The heavenly stars disappeared, and with it were replaced by false replicas. The sun is no longer in sight, day is just brightness. With this event, those with various special abilities were born into the world. Kept secret from the public eye, these individuals, or Contractors, are able to murder in cold blood. Many nations around the world have adopted the use of Contractors as spies and agents. This leads to many violent skirmishes in order to seek information.
In South America, a group known as Evening Primrose has managed to start a war on the scale of World Wide. This has become known as Heavenís War. And this is where the setting begins.
Iíll get to explaining everything in a moment. First off, Iím going to say that this is a three part RP. Below this is the explanation to each part.
Part One Ė Heavenís War: This part takes place during the aforementioned war above. In South America a World scale War has broke out between Great Britain and Argentina. The use of Contractors is extremely common. However, there are some humans in the fray, some managing quite the reputation amongst their supernatural friends. During this part everyone is allowed a MAXIMUM of two characters. NOT REQUIRED. Why? Well, thereís a couple reasons, but letís just say itís easier to keep up with for the beginning.
Part Two Ė Purgatory: This part will star a completely new cast for the RPers. Five years after Heavenís War resolved itself, Japanís activity has picked up trying to explain the anomalies of the gates. Several agencies have also been quite busy dealing with crimes committed by Contractors as well. The public is still generally kept on a need to know basis. This part will have a little less action but still enough to keep things interesting. Thereís no limit on characters here, just donít over exert yourself here. I know a lot of people that get screwed because they sign up too many. This used to include myself before I got better at my writing.
Part Three Ė ???: The cast will remain this time, but new additions are still welcome. Information beyond this is presently withheld.
Informatory: As this RP progresses, more information below will be expanded on, added, or removed as needed. I will notify during updates in the RP topic.
Contractor: The beings with various special abilities that changed with the gates are known as Contractors. Contractors did not choose to become contractors, they were either one at birth or unexplainably obtained it the night the skyís face became a lie. This ďcontractĒ allows the person to perform a type of ďsuperpowerĒ if you will at the cost of a price, or remuneration. People normally canít tell Contractors from any other human unless they deliberately see the power used. When the ability is activated, Contractors seem to ďglowĒ with a blue outline around their body and their pupils gain a reddish hue for the duration of the ability being used. Each Contractor has only one ability.
For example, you could have the power to summon hurricanes, but every time you use this power, you must break your nose. The remuneration is known to be compulsive or automatic, depending on the context of the remuneration (like automatically aging, or compulsively making yourself smoke). If you donít pay your remuneration, itís said youíll fade into dust. Each star in the false sky corresponds with the life of a Contractor. When one is born, a star rises. If one dies, their star falls.
It is also highly rumored that Contractors are highly rational, amoral, emotionless shells. However, this is only the rumor by humans, and most if not all seem to believe it without question (even though there are even humans that show these characteristics too).
Doll: Emotionless "mediums" created to mimic the forms of humans. Dolls can form a variety of functions; the most commonly known is their use of observer spirits, which serve as reconnaissance.
Codename: Hei Ė Also known as the Black Reaper, Hei is very lethal and highly dangerous. Even though he is only human he is capable of taking down Contractors with precision skill. Be very cautious around him.
Codename: Amber Ė This is one of the Contractors in Heiís team. Her power isnít completely clear as none have actually witnessed it. Regardless of the situation, she is paired with the Black Reaper, so do not take her lightly.
Codename: Bai Ė Bai is the final member in Heiís unit and another Contractor. She seems to be able to conduct electricity, but not everything is known about her. It has been confirmed that her remuneration is a deep slumber for a duration.
Evening Primrose (EPR)/i]No information is available right now.
Agencies: Most agencies these days use Contractors as their spies or assassins since theyíre practically fit for the job.
PANDORA: The cross-international research organization developed by countries across the world that conducts their research at the facilities surrounding Hellís Gates. They also have a special operations force to serve several purposes.
The Syndicate: Typical syndicate as youíd expect, operates with both Contractors and humans across the board. Heiís unit is a part of this syndicate.
Meteor Shard: No present information available.
Heavenís Gate & Hellís Gate: These gates are the result of a strange anomaly that occurred Five years ago prior to the start of Heavenís War. Entering these areas is known to have extremely strange twisted laws of the world and even possibly drive someone mad. Much is unknown beyond that. Manmade research facilities surround the structures to search for information. Heavenís Gate spawned on the Argentina/Bolivia/Paraguay border in South America, it is surrounded by a heavily forested area with some small lagoons, ponds and the like. Few roads lead into it from far off towns or villages. Hellís Gate spawned on the outskirts of Tokyo in Japan, just outside an industrial district.
The start of Heavenís War: At the appearance of the gates five years ago, a war triggered between Argentina and Great Britain through unknown reasons. It is believed that Argentina withheld any information on Heavenís Gate, causing Great Britain to take action. Unknowingly, the Syndicate seems involved as well.
Part One Sign-Up Sheet:
What weíve all been waiting for, right? Please make sure you read the above information first, especially ď[i]ContractorĒ. If I can tell you did not listen to what Iím telling you now, I will not be a happy Echo.
Name: UmÖIím going to hit you if you seriously need an explanation out of sheer amazement you made it to this board without this knowledge.
Age: See above.
Description: How do they look? Writing or picture will suffice; both will make me love you.
Human or Contractor: Well? Which is it?
Personality: Whatís your character like? Does the fact they are (now) a/know about Contractors change the way they view others?
Affiliation: Are they on the side of Great Britain or Argentina? If you want to be with the Syndicate, you MUST contact me personally about it before signing the character up. Preferably on MSN if possible, otherwise I guess through whatever other means are available to you. Yes, the team you are in depends on the mission path you go down.
Inventory: What does your character carry that is of importance? This includes weapons, important possessions, any medical devices, you get the idea.
Ability: If youíre a Contractor, what is your special ability? Put N/A if human.
Remuneration: This will be selected at a future date, so if youíre a Contractor just put ďPendingĒ here. If human, put N/A.
Backstory: Whatís brought your character up to this point? Whatíve they gone through? If a Contractor, they have had their powers for five years, howís this changed their life?
Contacts: Contact information in case I need to speak with you about something. Whether you wish it be by email, instant messenger, or whatever the cause. This is all optional though, you donít have to fill this part out if you donít want to.
If you wish to contact me about anything related to this RP, you can either: A. Find me on darkmyst when I'm around, B. use MSN or AIM to speak with me, or C. email me. If you would like any of these forms of contacts, please ask and I will be happy to add them.
Darker Than Black Sign-Up & Discussion Topic
No replies to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users