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Elfen High: Welcome and Welcome Back (Recap)
Elfen High: Skin to Bone, Steel to Rust
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Do not incur in godmodding, unless other player(s) have agreed to allow you to control their characters or otherwise the scenario had been set up beforehand.
Esty's the co-OP
Some of you might remember this. It's back. And I've made some edits and changes to make it better than it ever was before. So let's sit down and enjoy the ride.
NEI gets the rights to say "I knew it."
On an insignificant little blue planet in the Milky Way, creatures evolved. First came the bacteria, then came the amphibians, then the reptiles, then the birds, then the mammals and then the Indian narrator who probably got quite a few things wrong in this sentence. But what also evolved were vampires, demons, werewolves, fairies, Gods, etc.
First were the Egyptian Gods, and shortly after them were the Hindu Gods. They got along affably enough, and ruled the Earth together. Then came the Greeks, Aesir, Aztecs, Shinto and Abrahamics, along others. They lived under the rule of the Hindus and Egyptians, who kept the Earth from being destroyed by their constant warring.
Then the True Fae revealed themselves. Nobody was quite sure where they came from- another planet? Another dimension? Another galaxy? But they showed their intents to take over Earth, and Earth allied to defeat them. The Egyptian Gods were completely destroyed in this struggle. After centuries of warfare, the True Fae were chased away.
In the aftermath of the battle, all the Pantheons and supernatural beings were severely weakened. The supernatural council got together, got wasted, debated on whether the rumors of Loki screwing Aphrodite were true, and then they ultimately made the decision to leave Earth, due to the fact they were too weak at the moment, and those dirty hairless apes living there were getting stronger and more advanced every day.
So with some exceptions, supernatural creatures left Earth for the Celestial planes or their own universes. But nowadays the supernatural is wondering why the hell they left, and are considering returning to Earth. And some humans, aware of the supernatural, are also aware that they might want to return. They're also aware some places on Earth are more magical than others.
This is where the friggin title of the rp, Elfen High, comes into play. Somewhere in Britain, there is a highly magical hotspot. A few decades ago, a boarding school was built over it. As a defense, many teachers here aren't what they appear, and are usually trained mages. The school has even become a place where highly intelligent, or students with high magical potential, can be protected.
But magical creatures, though they officially aren't supposed to go to Earth, they often make visits here because they love the sheer magic of it. They often came here.
And then on December 21st, 2012, a horde of rogue demons entered London and started slaughtering. They were stopped by one Mr. Crowley, the Headmaster of Elfen High, intent on protecting his home.
But the Masquerade, so carefully maintained before, was shattered for good. Humans now knew about supernatural beings, even if the knowledge so far is slim. Elfen High upgraded from a mere school to a training facility where countries send children with magical powers.
It is now 2018. The school year is beginning.
Yahweh created a large population of angels, then he left without saying a word while his youngest child, Raphael, was still a kid, Lucifer a young adult, Uriel a late teen, and Michael in his late teens. L, U and M had serious daddy issues as a result, though Raphael can't remember.
Lucifer went down to Earth to check out the humans, and to his shock, he fell in love with one of the Hindu humans there. They lived a long and happy life together, and then she died. Lucifer sprinted to Hell to save her, but it was too late. Her soul had already been destroyed.
Furious, Lucifer went back to Heaven and instigated a Heavenly Civil War, declaring their Father dead and him now in charge. Uriel, Michael and Raphael fought on Yahweh's side, and eventually defeated and banished Lucifer, the eldest angel and before that moment, the Joy of Heaven and the Morningstar, to Hell.
Heaven is now ruled by Uriel with an iron-fist. Uriel has daddy issues because he believes that he disappointed his father, and that's why Yahweh left. Now he follows 'the Will of God' so strictly that the hugest Christian fundie would have problems with this, and he forces everyone else to do the same.
Heaven is a big Crapsaccharine World as a result. Michael is saner, and also believed to be more powerful, but he believes that if he stops Uriel, another Heavenly Civil War will occur, and they can't afford that. So he spends his time sexing Gaberial or taking part in the huge Heavenly black market for drugs. (Does both secretly, obviously. Uriel would kill him if he found out.)
Heaven has 800 million angels, and 2.1 billion humans. Uriel stopped letting humans come through after the Industrial Revolution began, believing they were 'unpure', no matter how much of a devout Jew/Christian/Muslim they were. Humans in Heaven are treated as slaves.
Angels are normally human-shaped but there are many who look monstrous. Some angels can shapeshift or cast illusions.
Hell is fucking huge. Hell is fucking old. Hell is the size of Jupiter, and dozens of billions of demons, humans, fairies, and other races reside here. Hell is filled mainly with demons, who are split between Old Time demons and New Time demons. Old Time demons are the demons from the times when the Hindus and Egyptians ruled the Earth. They look animalistic. New Time demons are demons from after Lucifer Fell in Heaven. These demons are more humanoid looking. Most demons are either farmers or soldiers. Hell is stuck with swords and shields tech-wise. Demons are a very diverse species, with succubi, Bajang, Jinn, Kappa, kraken, etc. Most demonic soldiers are skilled with illusions.
The average angel is three times as powerful as the average demon.
Hell is ruled over by Azazel, an actual demon and not a Fallen Angel. Azazel got this position for being very powerful and very cunning. He does have a Council he occasionally consults, made up of Fallen Angels and demons.
The Planet Hell is filled with huge amounts of natural resources, trillions of trillions of barrels of oil, trillions of gems, an abundance of coal, and extremely rich and fertile soil. As remarked by some "Hell looks more like Heaven then Heaven."
The effect is spoiled some by the horrific living conditions of the residents, especially the dead humans, who are treated as either slaves...or food.
Most of Hell is extremely warm, but there are some icy cold regions. Hell is 75% land, 20% water, and 5% acid/lake of fire. It's also spoiled by the environment.
"It's a miserable place to live, but it's a more miserable place to die." - Herald of the Incomparable Legion of Light, Archangel Raphael.
Hell is a huge planet, and much of it is volcanic. Volcanoes are all over the planet's surface, and constantly erupt, causing much ash to be in the breeze of Hell, to the point where most species have evolved to survive in such conditions, such as developing lids that can be put over their eyes. Most of the fauna in Hell have various backup systems, such as a multiple hearts, testicles, nervous systems, lungs, and much more. And tougher skin, more strength and speed than Earth creatures.
This is needed to survive in Hell, where conditions are absolutely horrific. Creatures living here are much more dangerous than on Earth, and virtually every creature is omnivorous. Including the damn plants. It's suspected Earth and Hell were much more linked, which shows as many animals seem to be evolved and more dangerous versions of Earth creatures.
Case in point, what are the cockroaches like in Hell? Those creatures are armed with venom sacs that release venomous spores all over it's body which it can release at will, a bullet will barely pierce through the layers of it's skin, it can survive without it's head for forty days, has a backup heart and nervous system, it can last two weeks without food or water, and it lays around 1500 eggs in it's lifetime.
An even greater case in point; only 25 of these eggs manage to live to adulthood. Conditions in Hell are so harsh that this creature that could dominate virtually any ecosystem on Earth has a very low chance to living to reproduce.
Hel, Hades and Yama hold small pieces of land in Hell. They owe rent to Azazel.
Every dead guy goes to Hell. No exceptions. You could have been an absolute saint, and you still end up in Hell. Uriel doesn't let anyone into Heaven, and forced the other Gods to accept it. To be fair, the other Gods didn't really give much of a shit. There are occasionally humans who die and make it to other realms, partially because some God or another took a personal interest.
This is how demons think of Heavengate, except it's worse.
Heavengate is the land surrounding an area where Hell is relatively close, dimension-wise, to Heaven. Raphael and some angels are stationed here to prevent a demonic invasion. Demons really hate Heavengate, since it's enemy occupation of demonic land. Heavengate angels are more powerful than average angels. They also are more liberal on some things, like homosexuality, but humans are still treated as slaves.
Heavengate is a piece of land the size of the East coast of the United States, and is the main source of the roaring drug black market in Heaven. Around twenty million angels live in Heavengate, as well as thirty-three million demons and forty-two million humans.
The Greeks used to be a powerful and proud race. Emphasis on proud. These guys fought. A lot. They also fucked a lot and keep sneaking into the real world to do that, so a lot of magical humans are descended from these guys. Zeus is the top dog, but in practice he's pretty stupid and doesn't do much. As a result, Athena tends to do most of the actual work and runs things and is smart enough to get Zeus to go along with it.
Poseidon is powerful, roughly equal with Zeus and smarter. However, Poseidon is more tired and old now, so he's mostly retired to his underwater kingdoms in his private universes to sit around and relax. He's petty and vindictive, but has grown up more.
Hades keeps himself almost completely isolated in his kingdom in Hell. He's also powerful so Azazel doesn't try to fuck with him. Hades really only speaks to Athena and Persephone, believing that pretty much everyone else can go get fucked.
Olympus exists in it's own dimension, one created by Chronos, the father of Zeus and his siblings. I'm sure you guys know that story. It ended with the Titans, formerly rivals to the Egyptians, being captured and sealed away by the modern Greek Gods. There are many smaller dimensions that link to Olympus, but this is the crux of the Greek domains. There are a lot of humans here, as well as other races, because the gods decided to capture and take a lot with them when they left to their own dimension.
Olympus is a giant mountain with several cities dotting it and a thriving economy. The people still have technology from the end of the Roman Empire though.
They were powerful as hell, but most details are shrouded in myth because most people refused to even think about them after the War.
The school was founded in 1880 by a mage named Valaran Fixban, who created a shelter for those of magical talent. Unfortunately, Mr. Fixban was killed in 1952 during a tragic accident. Details about this are obscure. The only other person there had been Mr. Crowley, who is now the head of Elfen High. He remains mum about the matter and does not discuss it.
The education system is a mixture of German, American and British systems. Maths, English, Chemistry/Alchemy, Biology and another foreign language along with Worlds History (yes, plural) are all obligatory, as is physical education. There are many elective classes. Many.
Time works differently in Elfen High. In the school's area, time is slower- a day lasts 30 hours here rather than the 24 outside. The shitload of magical energy also causes people to get tired less, so a person usually only needs five hours of sleep compared to the recommended nine or ten hours in the regular world.
Elfen High allows people of any race. And they're serious. Demons, oni and demigods are all beings who have attended the school. Staff is not permitted to reveal the race of any student or fellow teacher without permission from Crowley or the student him/her/itself.
Rules are flexible and effectively the teachers are the law, though even they report to Crowley.
The school is technically in the United Kingdom, but in practice it's an independent entity and most people aren't sure what to classify it. Crowley is pushing for the school to receive it's own UN representation.
You are born. You live your life. Something happens. You die. You wake up in Hell. You find yourself immortal to old age and disease. You act like an idiot. You die. Death comes. Death explains stuff. You reincarnate now as a living thing with no memory of past lives.
And the cycle continues.
You are also allowed to spend 8 points specifically in Magic Levels. This means you could have, for example, Level 5 Cyrokinesis and Level 3 Healing or Level 4 Laser Vision and Level 4 Teleportation or Level 3 Healing, Level 3 Spider webbing and Level 2 Telepathy. If you don't want to use up all of those 8 points, you can take the Magic Level points leftover and put them in the other skills. Characters who are staff have 14 points here.
Old Elfen High veterans get a +1 on Magic Level points and a +1 on the general categories. AWB veterans get another +1 on the general categories. If you're from both, lucky you.
If I think your power is stupid or too powerful, I'll say so.
(Actions are non-combat based)
0- Primal beast, or mindless drone.
1 - Below Average
2 - Average
3 Above Average
4 – High Above Average - Smarter than the average bear. You can multi task and tap into your creative streak to create gizmos. What is a gizmo you ask? Like a laser gun or shit.
5 – Super Human - Smarter than the last guy. You can see things that people do not normally look for. Back doors in computer software, hidden messages in print, and lyrics to The Mars Volta can all be seen through your reasoning. You make cooler gizmos. Good job!
6 – High Super Human - Brainosaurus Rex. You can create patterns and formulas that either go unnoticed or create the exact situation you want. Whether its a mad scientist with his plan for world domination or a hero with his quick thinking that saves the day, if you plan on creating elaborate plans this is your stat. What? Cooler gizmos? You bet!
7- Smartest Men Alive - Mental Ninja. Sure Albert Einstein could not beat Bruce Lee in a fight, but Einstein probably would have checked that gun before the scene. Plans come together just as easy as they can unfoil for you. Patterned and formulated procedures take those with lower intelligences hours, days, months to create. Complex plans come to you in a matter of minutes. Stealing secret plans, creating a program that makes missiles heading towards a playground redirect, or creating the greatest gizmos in the world all come from this upper paragon of intelligence.
Strength (How much can you lift?)
0 - Crippled - 0-10 pounds
1 – Average - 100 pounds
2 - Above Average - 225 pounds
3 – Olympian - 1000 pounds
4 - Low Superhuman - 2-20 tons
5 - Superhuman - 30-50 tons
6 - High Superhuman - 60-90 tons
7 - Strongest Men Alive – 100-225 tons
Speed (How fast can you go?)
0 - Can't move on your own
1 - Average - 6-8 mph
2 - Above Average - 12-15 mph
3 - Olympian/Peak - 40-60 mph
4 - Low Superhuman - 60-80 mph
5 - Superhuman - 200 to 300 mph
6 - High Superhuman - 500 to 600 mph
7 - Fastest Men Alive - 600 to 900 mph
0 - Crippled - You are extremely fragile, you can be severally hurt by even the lightest of attacks. Bones might as well be toothpicks and skin might as well be made of paper.
1 - Below Average- You sustain injury easier than normal. You may lack stamina, or suffer from anemia or other conditions. Maybe you're just a small child. Whatever the case, your character is fragile.
2 - Average- You're as durable as the average adult human.
3 - Olympian/Peak - You're as durable as a human can possibly be. You don't lack stamina, or the will to get back up after taking a hit.
4 - Low Superhuman - The average person has trouble even hurting you with a punch. Normal weapons are less effective. Bullets aren't bouncing off of you, but they're not going through you either and may be stopped before they have a chance to reach anything vital.
5 - Superhuman - A normal person's punch is like a friendly pat. Normal weapons are significantly less effective. Normal bullets will have a hard time doing anything, and will be lucky to leave a bruise. You may also be resistant to diseases and similar afflictions.
6 - High Superhuman - You're incredibly durable. You have no lack of stamina, and normal weapons have no effect. Normal bullets will bounce off you, and you may be highly resistant to disease.
7 - Nigh invincible - You're the man of steel. Normal weapons do little more than break upon you. Normal bullets bounce off of you. You're immune to diseases. Very little can keep you from getting back up.
0 – No Powers- Lacks any form of energy emission whatsoever. Like most average human beings. Doesn’t have any extraordinary power. Can’t heal, or project anything.
1 – Low Form of Energy- Has a small amount of energy which can manifest in slightly heightened senses, the ability to memorize movements, slight healing, even possibly altering parts of your body. Sometimes even seeing and speaking with the dead, or something equally as useful.
2 – Average Powers- A slightly higher emission. A faster healing factor, or shape shifting into animals or other people, but not both (Not yet at least). Sometimes a limited form of teleportation, or any other minor power.
3 – Low Superhuman emission- Where manipulation powers just begin to form. A limited amount of elemental manipulation, as well as higher healing rates. Perfect form of shapeshifting, or any other power equal in strength to ones labeled above.
4 – Average Superhuman emission- A powerful superhuman energy emission. Able to manipulate at higher rates. Produce stronger attacks. An even higher healing rate. Able to heal most minor injuries in thirty seconds, and major in minutes (Cannot start regenerating until damage has stopped, AKA if you’re being burnt or electrocuted you can’t begin the regeneration process until you are no longer being attacked.). Though regenerating a lost limb would still take almost a day and would be impossible in a battle. Also gives form to any other more complex abilities.
5 – Above Average Superhuman energy emission- Has either a very high healing rate. Able to heal what would be a fatal injury to a normal person in a matter of minutes (Note: You cannot heal a attack and get back up if it renders you unconscious. So if you have low durability and would be knocked out from the attack, even after you’ve healed you still have to wait to re-gain consciousness.), and minor in a matter of seconds. As well as producing fierce projection, and powerful manipulation that can cause fatal injuries to a normal human.
6 – High Superhuman- Has an astonishing healing rate. Able to heal most major wounds in about a minute to 30 seconds. Minor are gone almost as fast as they appeared. Manipulation powers become a major threat to even superhumanly durable foes, and can be fatal to those that aren’t. As well as projection powers. Extremely complex ablilities can take form at this level.
7 – Master Superhuman- A near limitless amount of energy emission. In healing they are virtually immortal to wounds. Able to heal major or minor wounds in seconds and fatal wounds in less then minutes, also stopping the aging process. Manipulation is to the point that you could destroy a building if you focused your energy. With charging and preparation, projection powers are almost incomprehensible in their power. Any power fueled by seven EP is dangerous, even to the most durable of foes, and can be deadly to low class superhumans. A normal human would stand no chance surviving a attack with this much power behind it.
0 - Comatose baby- You don't even have any fighting instinct
1 - Below Average - You have no training and little to no experience. You almost lack the ability to throw a decently placed punch and would stand no chance in a hand to hand fight with someone with even a little bit of training.
2 - Average - You haven’t taken any classes to become a experience fighter, and are limited to basic combat instinct and would still have a hard time competing with someone who is well trained.
3 - Trained - You've either been trained in martial arts for a short period of time, or have gained experience from being in many fights in your life time, and know how to fight fairly well compared to the average human.
4 - Master - You're a combat specialist who has been taught how to fight very well. You've achieved the highest rank possible in a single martial arts style, or have had minor training in several different forms of combat.
5 - Superhuman - Your skill is beyond human limits. You've mastered at least one or more fighting styles, or maybe you have learned a few styles to supplement the one you've mastered. Your muscles move faster than your mind, your reaction time is faster than thought and a normal person would be hard pressed to even land a punch on you.
6 - High Superhuman - You have mastered multiple forms of combat, and fighting a normal person would be like combat with a still target. Your reaction time is obviously superhuman, and even large groups of regular combatants pose little threat to you.
7 - Master of War - You are a being of pure combat. You have mastered a huge number of combat styles. Your reaction time is godly, and you read people like maps finding the flaws in their style like they were obvious.
Appearance (Picture or good description):
Weaknesses (Optional, but you could get more points if you do this):
Age (Appears): 34
Level 6 Regeneration
Personality: Serious and hardworking, Minh is the no nonsense biology teacher of Elfen High. He takes great stock in things like honour, respect and honesty and therefore hates most teenagers. He's hated back by the students, who consider him hell to deal with. But Minh is loyal to Elfen High, Crowley and the students and would sacrifice himself for their need.
History: Minh was born in Russia in 1991, the year the Soviet Union fell. Though he is ethnically Japanese, Minh was raised in the post-Soviet Russia and grew up there. In spring 2001, the ten year old Minh discovered his powers. He discovered it when his mother explained that he was also ethnically half-Orc. Who knew?
Crowley gave Minh an offer to come to Elfen High and learn to control his powers there. Minh was reluctant, but Crowley visited his parents. The parents quickly and hurriedly agreed, seeing what could happen if Minh's powers went unchecked.
His parents died when he was fifteen and he took a leave of absence to kill the murderer. This got him into a rather tight spot that Crowley managed to pull him out of. As a result, Minh has been loyal to Crowley ever since.
RP Sample: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhfdckan6a1qa80pw.png
Name: Aleister Crowley
Age (Actual): 136 years old.
Age (Appears): Mid 30s
Powers/Powergrid: Standard rules don't apply to Crowley. Don't use this as an example.
Personality: Is charming, witty and funny. Will also do anything if it suits his goals. Is a bit of a sex maniac. And by 'bit', I mean anything that moves or once moved is fair game. He's also very calculating and considered to be the most powerful living human, but his affable persona means you usually don't see this. Has a considerable ruthless side and can be a dick. But he's a charming dick.
History: It was quite interesting.
Nightkill the Emperor wrote:OK.
If you have one PC, this guy has standard powergrid (before any changes are done due to AWB/EH bonus and story bonuses)
If you have two, you lose two points in general "physical" categories as well as one point in magic skills.
If you have three, you lose three points in general "physical" categories as well as two points in magic skills.
And so on.
Only one character of yours may receive AWB/old Elfen High bonuses. And it goes without saying that if Character 2 wasn't in Arc 1, he doesn't get the +3 point bonus.