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Cosmos Of Terror (Urban Fantasy Reboot) (OOC)

Postby Flarbinia » Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:04 pm

It is the year 2036. The United States has come out of the twenty-twenties strong. However, unbeknownst to most of Humanity, there is a world that exists alongside their own, hidden from them behind a carefully maintained masquerade. A world of Magic and Psionics. A world of Vampires and Werewolves. A world of Angels and Demons. A world of Elves and Dwarves. A world of Spirits and Gods. The world of the Supernatural and the Paranormal. Only a select few are entrusted with knowledge of its existence, for they are the only ones with the strength of will to know that there are things man was never meant to know, the mental fortitude to cover up incidents involving monsters or cursed artifacts, and the ability to accept that they and their loved ones live in a Cosmos of Terror.

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1. I and my Co-Op's words are law.
2. No Godmodding. That means no Mary Sues
3. No Flaming or Trolling. This is an RP, not your personal soapbox.
4. Your characters can die, though they can be resurrected if there is still a piece of them left.
5. You are limited to two characters. Ask the OP if you want to make a third
6. This ain't Twilight. Vampires do not sparkle
7. All characters must abide by the Masquerade. Breaking it will result in the characters being hunted down and killed
8. Only gods from pagan pantheons that are not currently worshiped in any effective capacity will be allowed
9. The more powerful the spell, the less a magic user can it.
10. Psychic characters can only have one or two powers. A player will need to complete quests to unlock additional ones

IC: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=508232

Discord: https://discord.gg/at4rgmyf9P
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Postby Ceystile » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:49 am

This looks epic, totally tagging! Hey Flarb, is it possible to make up our own gods or do we exclusively have to use obscure pagan ones?

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Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:13 am

Ceystile wrote:This looks epic, totally tagging! Hey Flarb, is it possible to make up our own gods or do we exclusively have to use obscure pagan ones?

You can't create your own Gods. As for Gods, I said Gods from Pantheons not currently worshiped in any effective capacity. You know, Greek/Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Aztec/Mayan, etc.

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Race: Vampires

Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:16 am

Descended from Cain, Vampires are creatures of the night that predate human civilization (hence why holy water, religious icons, garlic, silver, and Wolfsbane do not work on Vampires), although the first Vampire Clan to be recorded in the Sceleratis Mihi ex Lamia (the Unholy Tome of Vampires) originated in Ancient Babylon. For the next few centuries, the Vampires preyed on Babylonian villagers, spreading to all corners of Modern Day Iraq. When the Persians conquered the Chaldeans, the Vampires expanded their ranks from Egypt to India, causing the creation of Clans in the regions controlled by the Persian Empire. However, the Persian Empire was inevitably conquered by its neighbor to the west and the leader of the invasion wasted no effort in hunting down and exterminating every vampire his spies and armies could get their hands on, resulting in the destruction of the Babylonian and Persian Clans. It took the Vampires that survived Alexander the Great's purge the decades following his death to recover from their losses. Rome's victories in the Punic Wars drew the attention of the Clan leaders and when one particular Roman became Consul, they used it as an opportunity to revitalize their dying race. Everywhere the legions under the command of Julius Caesar went, new Vampire Clans were formed where no Vampire had set foot before, only for the new clans to reject the Greek Clan's proposal to unite all Vampires under a single banner.

Centuries later, fortune once again turned against the Vampires. The French Revolution caused the destruction of the French Clan and the resulting Napoleonic Wars had shattered the unity of the German Clan, causing it to devolve into several smaller and weaker Clans. During this time, Dracula rose to power.

In modern times, the leaders of Vampire society continue to be the power behind the throne, using their influence to ensure that the existence of Vampires stays hidden from the Mortals they feed on. The difference is that, unlike the European Vampires, the American Vampires do not subscribe to the Clan System, their leaders being representatives of factions instead of liege lords.

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Postby Ceystile » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:40 pm

Character Name: Chronos, also known as Father Time
Nation Name: Ceysrile
Birthplace: Ancient Greece
Pantheon: Greek
Age: He's several thousand years old, if not older.
Backstory: (one paragraph minimum) Chronos (not Cronus) was born in Ancient Greece...well not "born" in the traditional sense per se, but as a primordial deity, they say he was engendered from "earth and sea" and thus he's often referred to as the son of Gaia and Pontus. Once the earth was created, Chronos was assigned to be the guardian of time, recording events and watching over the Grand Clock, the primary timekeeping machine of the heavens. It's said that if this clock were to stop, then time itself would stop as well...although there's no history of that happening.
Chronos eventually married Ananke, the goddess of necessity and fate and from this union was born their triplet daughters, known as the Moirai or Fates. He did his job for ages, watching over time and recording the events of history, until the fall of the Greek Hellenic empire. He like so many of his brethren lost a great number of their primary worshipping base and thus his powers waned like so many others. While some of his fellow gods dreamed of taking back their empire and thus their grand powers, Chronos saw an opportunity. While also feeling the loss of his former might, he was worshipped but never as actively as an Olympian like Zeus or Apollo...he and his fellow primordians usually served as more abstract personifications, so Chronos was used to not having throngs and throngs of worshippers. He too wished to find a way to get his full potential back, but was content to plan and plot and wait as long as it took instead of coming out sword in hand. He took his wife and they would spend their ages among the world, making connections within the supernatural community and "going with the flow of time" as it were. Now it's said they live in New York City, in the shell of a grand clock-tower that they made livable with frequent visits from their daughters, watching over the ages of the world. To him, it's a welcome vacation until an opportunity opens up.

Equipment: A pocket-watch which serves as the conduit for his powers, takes the form of a modern wristwatch for when he needs to blend in more with the humans.
Powers: Since his worshippers have much diminished, so have his powers and he can't really do the magnificent godly feats he once was able to. However, he does have some divine juice left in him and is still quite formidable. As the one with dominion over time, Chronos has the power to freeze time for a short moment and can pause, rewind and fast-forward time for up to five minutes...any longer than that can have serious consequences for both the god and Time's delicate weave. He can also evade attacks by opening portals to push himself forward or backwards in time by up to one minute. He can see the flow of time and as such, can see certain events in the past, present or future...however since the future is not set in stone, he only sees one possible outcome that may or may not occur.

Pic/Description (Mortal Form): In his mortal form, Chronos appears as an unassuming if somewhat eccentric clean-shaven man of African-American descent. He's athletic in build and short, standing at about 5'5 at his highest. He's often dressed in clothing of a Victorian or Regency style, but if he needs to blend in he'll often be seen in a button-up and tie. His ties, bow-ties and scarves are often adorned with patterns of clocks, and he's never seen without his pocket watch. He has deep russet-brown skin, black eyes and dark brown hair in a short afro, threaded through with gray. He also wears gold-rimmed glasses.
Pic/Description (God Form):: In his god form, Chronos' hair turns white and his skin turns blue, his eyes appearing as glowing miniature clocks with hourglass shaped pupils...besides that, he looks very much the same.
Personality: Chronos is a patient and somewhat reclusive god, never been one to hurry and tends to keep to himself outside of his circle of friends. He prefers to bide his time (lol) rather than just jumping straight in. He's quiet and genial and makes for a pleasant conversationalist, and is a faithful husband to Ananke and doting father to his three daughters, the Fates. He's almost unnervingly hard to rattle, except he does have that one berserk button besides his kids...DON'T call him Kronus, the two of them tend to get mixed up and Chronos is tired of it. "No, I'm NOT that psychopath who ate his children. Thank you, next!" This stoic personality makes it seem like he's devoid of emotion at times, but he just tends to keep his emotions and thoughts to himself.
Skills: Besides his magic, Chronos is skilled in poetry and information gathering, and he has some skills with modern-day firearms as well. He's a chess player and master of the long game, adept at making drawn-out, sometimes decades long gambits just knowing he usually will succeed at the end.
Likes: Ananke, their daughters, traveling, clocks, collecting unusual or eccentric objects
Dislikes: Being confused with Kronus, seeing his family in danger, being rushed, people who are late to...anything.
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Race: Werewolves

Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:45 pm

Afflicted with the Curse of King Lycaon, Werewolves have formed their own society of warriors centered around taming their bestial half in order to protect their Human loved ones. However, they did not start out this way. After Zeus cursed Lycaon, his offspring, and his retainers to turn into wolves, they were driven from Arcadia by their own countrymen, the deposed king and his followers forced to live like fugitives, moving from one place to another, feasting on livestock like beasts and attacking anyone they came across, every victim that survived the attack becoming Werewolves. These new Werewolves rejected Lycaon and his wicked ilk, fleeing north and forming their own packs. Werewolves would spread throughout Europe over the centuries, staking out new hunting grounds.

During the Middle Ages, Werewolves were hunted to the brink of extinction, as local lords retaliated against the loss of taxpayers and livestock by hiring Monster Hunters to rid their lands of the Werewolves, entire packs falling before blades of silver. Ironically, the success of these hunts would cause their end, as the Monster Hunters soon turned their attention to more numerous and more profitable prey. The Werewolves recovered, but they would never be as numerous as they previously were.

In modern times, the number of Lone Wolves have increased, as modern conveniences make it easier for one to survive outside of a pack. However, most Werewolves still live in packs, as they see subservience to a pack leader as a good trade off for safety in numbers.


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Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:54 pm

Ceystile wrote:Character Name: Chronos, also known as Father Time
Nation Name: Ceysrile
Birthplace: Ancient Greece
Pantheon: Greek
Age: He's several thousand years old, if not older.
Backstory: (one paragraph minimum) Chronos (not Cronus) was born in Ancient Greece...well not "born" in the traditional sense per se, but as a primordial deity, they say he was engendered from "earth and sea" and thus he's often referred to as the son of Gaia and Pontus. Once the earth was created, Chronos was assigned to be the guardian of time, recording events and watching over the Grand Clock, the primary timekeeping machine of the heavens. It's said that if this clock were to stop, then time itself would stop as well...although there's no history of that happening.
Chronos eventually married Ananke, the goddess of necessity and fate and from this union was born their triplet daughters, known as the Moirai or Fates. He did his job for ages, watching over time and recording the events of history, until the fall of the Greek Hellenic empire. He like so many of his brethren lost a great number of their primary worshipping base and thus his powers waned like so many others. While some of his fellow gods dreamed of taking back their empire and thus their grand powers, Chronos saw an opportunity. While also feeling the loss of his former might, he was worshipped but never as actively as an Olympian like Zeus or Apollo...he and his fellow primordians usually served as more abstract personifications, so Chronos was used to not having throngs and throngs of worshippers. He too wished to find a way to get his full potential back, but was content to plan and plot and wait as long as it took instead of coming out sword in hand. He took his wife and they would spend their ages among the world, making connections within the supernatural community and "going with the flow of time" as it were. Now it's said they live in New York City, in the shell of a grand clock-tower that they made livable with frequent visits from their daughters, watching over the ages of the world. To him, it's a welcome vacation until an opportunity opens up.

Equipment: A pocket-watch which serves as the conduit for his powers, takes the form of a modern wristwatch for when he needs to blend in more with the humans.
Powers: Since his worshippers have much diminished, so have his powers and he can't really do the magnificent godly feats he once was able to. However, he does have some divine juice left in him and is still quite formidable. As the one with dominion over time, Chronos has the power to freeze time for a short moment and can pause, rewind and fast-forward time for up to five minutes...any longer than that can have serious consequences for both the god and Time's delicate weave. He can also evade attacks by opening portals to push himself forward or backwards in time by up to one minute. He can see the flow of time and as such, can see certain events in the past, present or future...however since the future is not set in stone, he only sees one possible outcome that may or may not occur.

Pic/Description (Mortal Form): In his mortal form, Chronos appears as an unassuming if somewhat eccentric clean-shaven man of African-American descent. He's athletic in build and short, standing at about 5'5 at his highest. He's often dressed in clothing of a Victorian or Regency style, but if he needs to blend in he'll often be seen in a button-up and tie. His ties, bow-ties and scarves are often adorned with patterns of clocks, and he's never seen without his pocket watch. He has deep russet-brown skin, black eyes and dark brown hair in a short afro, threaded through with gray. He also wears gold-rimmed glasses.
Pic/Description (God Form):: In his god form, Chronos' hair turns white and his skin turns blue, his eyes appearing as glowing miniature clocks with hourglass shaped pupils...besides that, he looks very much the same.
Personality: Chronos is a patient and somewhat reclusive god, never been one to hurry and tends to keep to himself outside of his circle of friends. He prefers to bide his time (lol) rather than just jumping straight in. He's quiet and genial and makes for a pleasant conversationalist, and is a faithful husband to Ananke and doting father to his three daughters, the Fates. He's almost unnervingly hard to rattle, except he does have that one berserk button besides his kids...DON'T call him Kronus, the two of them tend to get mixed up and Chronos is tired of it. "No, I'm NOT that psychopath who ate his children. Thank you, next!" This stoic personality makes it seem like he's devoid of emotion at times, but he just tends to keep his emotions and thoughts to himself.
Skills: Besides his magic, Chronos is skilled in poetry and information gathering, and he has some skills with modern-day firearms as well. He's a chess player and master of the long game, adept at making drawn-out, sometimes decades long gambits just knowing he usually will succeed at the end.
Likes:
Dislikes:

Just add Anankento and The Fates to Likes and being confused with Cronus/Kronus to Dislikes and you should be good to go.

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Postby Ceystile » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:56 pm

Alright chief, got 'er fixed.

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Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:55 pm

Ceystile wrote:Character Name: Chronos, also known as Father Time
Nation Name: Ceysrile
Birthplace: Ancient Greece
Pantheon: Greek
Age: He's several thousand years old, if not older.
Backstory: (one paragraph minimum) Chronos (not Cronus) was born in Ancient Greece...well not "born" in the traditional sense per se, but as a primordial deity, they say he was engendered from "earth and sea" and thus he's often referred to as the son of Gaia and Pontus. Once the earth was created, Chronos was assigned to be the guardian of time, recording events and watching over the Grand Clock, the primary timekeeping machine of the heavens. It's said that if this clock were to stop, then time itself would stop as well...although there's no history of that happening.
Chronos eventually married Ananke, the goddess of necessity and fate and from this union was born their triplet daughters, known as the Moirai or Fates. He did his job for ages, watching over time and recording the events of history, until the fall of the Greek Hellenic empire. He like so many of his brethren lost a great number of their primary worshipping base and thus his powers waned like so many others. While some of his fellow gods dreamed of taking back their empire and thus their grand powers, Chronos saw an opportunity. While also feeling the loss of his former might, he was worshipped but never as actively as an Olympian like Zeus or Apollo...he and his fellow primordians usually served as more abstract personifications, so Chronos was used to not having throngs and throngs of worshippers. He too wished to find a way to get his full potential back, but was content to plan and plot and wait as long as it took instead of coming out sword in hand. He took his wife and they would spend their ages among the world, making connections within the supernatural community and "going with the flow of time" as it were. Now it's said they live in New York City, in the shell of a grand clock-tower that they made livable with frequent visits from their daughters, watching over the ages of the world. To him, it's a welcome vacation until an opportunity opens up.

Equipment: A pocket-watch which serves as the conduit for his powers, takes the form of a modern wristwatch for when he needs to blend in more with the humans.
Powers: Since his worshippers have much diminished, so have his powers and he can't really do the magnificent godly feats he once was able to. However, he does have some divine juice left in him and is still quite formidable. As the one with dominion over time, Chronos has the power to freeze time for a short moment and can pause, rewind and fast-forward time for up to five minutes...any longer than that can have serious consequences for both the god and Time's delicate weave. He can also evade attacks by opening portals to push himself forward or backwards in time by up to one minute. He can see the flow of time and as such, can see certain events in the past, present or future...however since the future is not set in stone, he only sees one possible outcome that may or may not occur.

Pic/Description (Mortal Form): In his mortal form, Chronos appears as an unassuming if somewhat eccentric clean-shaven man of African-American descent. He's athletic in build and short, standing at about 5'5 at his highest. He's often dressed in clothing of a Victorian or Regency style, but if he needs to blend in he'll often be seen in a button-up and tie. His ties, bow-ties and scarves are often adorned with patterns of clocks, and he's never seen without his pocket watch. He has deep russet-brown skin, black eyes and dark brown hair in a short afro, threaded through with gray. He also wears gold-rimmed glasses.
Pic/Description (God Form):: In his god form, Chronos' hair turns white and his skin turns blue, his eyes appearing as glowing miniature clocks with hourglass shaped pupils...besides that, he looks very much the same.
Personality: Chronos is a patient and somewhat reclusive god, never been one to hurry and tends to keep to himself outside of his circle of friends. He prefers to bide his time (lol) rather than just jumping straight in. He's quiet and genial and makes for a pleasant conversationalist, and is a faithful husband to Ananke and doting father to his three daughters, the Fates. He's almost unnervingly hard to rattle, except he does have that one berserk button besides his kids...DON'T call him Kronus, the two of them tend to get mixed up and Chronos is tired of it. "No, I'm NOT that psychopath who ate his children. Thank you, next!" This stoic personality makes it seem like he's devoid of emotion at times, but he just tends to keep his emotions and thoughts to himself.
Skills: Besides his magic, Chronos is skilled in poetry and information gathering, and he has some skills with modern-day firearms as well. He's a chess player and master of the long game, adept at making drawn-out, sometimes decades long gambits just knowing he usually will succeed at the end.
Likes: Ananke, their daughters, traveling, clocks, collecting unusual or eccentric objects
Dislikes: Being confused with Kronus, seeing his family in danger, being rushed, people who are late to...anything.

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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:59 pm

This looks cool
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Postby Flarbinia » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:32 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:This looks cool

Thank you

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Postby Madrinpoor » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:11 am

Flarbinia wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:This looks cool

Thank you

So you described the story of the Vampires, what about the Dwarves and Elves?

Also, would it be possible to play a character who is one of the ones enforcing the masquerade? Like you say "abide by the masquerade or you'll be hunted down and killed" could I play a character who hunts down and kills those rulebreakers (like the TVA)
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Current date: Autumn, 2000
MT City-state off the coast of Japan: Sumo wrestling, tech startups, Shintō mobs, gay marriage, Bōsōzuku, taiko drums, custom 90s cars, neon signs, skyscrapers, Yakuza, roadside weed stands, internet, Christians, flashy teen biker gangs, international treaties, inter-city canals, J-core, rooftop gardens, Samurai, canned beer and a Shogun.
Yooper High Kingdom wrote:If I could describe Mandrinpoor with one word, it would be this: Slick.
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Palma Riviera wrote: It is great to see detailed lore like yours. It deserves to be credited.

More coming soon!

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Postby Flarbinia » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:35 am

Madrinpoor wrote:
Flarbinia wrote:Thank you

So you described the story of the Vampires, what about the Dwarves and Elves?

Also, would it be possible to play a character who is one of the ones enforcing the masquerade? Like you say "abide by the masquerade or you'll be hunted down and killed" could I play a character who hunts down and kills those rulebreakers (like the TVA)

Funny you should mention that. I am currently working on the story of the Elves. As for your second question, yes.

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Postby Madrinpoor » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:02 pm

Flarbinia wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:So you described the story of the Vampires, what about the Dwarves and Elves?

Also, would it be possible to play a character who is one of the ones enforcing the masquerade? Like you say "abide by the masquerade or you'll be hunted down and killed" could I play a character who hunts down and kills those rulebreakers (like the TVA)

Funny you should mention that. I am currently working on the story of the Elves. As for your second question, yes.

I had this weird kernel of an idea in my head of a shotgun-wielding vodka-drinking constantly-pissed-off elf who hunts down those that break the masquerade.
Current date: Autumn, 2000
MT City-state off the coast of Japan: Sumo wrestling, tech startups, Shintō mobs, gay marriage, Bōsōzuku, taiko drums, custom 90s cars, neon signs, skyscrapers, Yakuza, roadside weed stands, internet, Christians, flashy teen biker gangs, international treaties, inter-city canals, J-core, rooftop gardens, Samurai, canned beer and a Shogun.
Yooper High Kingdom wrote:If I could describe Mandrinpoor with one word, it would be this: Slick.
Nevertopia wrote:Madrinpoor? More like madrinWEALTH be upon your family, may your days be happy and your burdens be light.
Palma Riviera wrote: It is great to see detailed lore like yours. It deserves to be credited.

More coming soon!

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Postby Flarbinia » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:59 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:I had this weird kernel of an idea in my head of a shotgun-wielding vodka-drinking constantly-pissed-off elf who hunts down those that break the masquerade.


Perfect

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Race: Elves

Postby Flarbinia » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:38 pm

Lead by King Oberon, the Elves, like all Fay, have remained shrouded in Myth, Legend, and Folktale for centuries, stories of their existence being told from Ireland to Finland. However, unlike most Fay, they are allowed to travel to the Mortal World, a privilege that they share with Leprechauns and Goblins. This law is enforced by the Iron Paladins, a holy order tasked with punishing any Fay who have failed to abide by the Masquerade, its members having the power of Judge, Jury, and Executioner. To be hunted by them is a death sentence, for the Iron Paladins wield blades of iron and carry the ashes of a branch torn from an ash tree.

In Modern Times, Elves living in the Mortal World are divided into two categories: those who live in cities and those who live in Fay communities hidden deep inside the world's forests. The Elves who live in the cities saw that tree dwellers as superstitious and ignorant Luddites who cling to the old ways whereas the Elves who live in the Forests see the ones in the cities as fools who've abandoned the traditions of their ancestors for modern luxuries.

Like all Fay, Elves are naturally attuned to Magic, able to detect the use of a spell that has been cast in the last twenty-four hours regardless of whether or not they can use Magic. This ability has allowed some of the more enterprising city dwelling Elves to make a living as Private Investigators, as there are spells that can harm or kill someone without leaving any physical damage.

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Postby Madrinpoor » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:34 am

Flarbinia wrote:Lead by King Oberon, the Elves, like all Fay, have remained shrouded in Myth, Legend, and Folktale for centuries, stories of their existence being told from Ireland to Finland. However, unlike most Fay, they are allowed to travel to the Mortal World, a privilege that they share with Leprechauns and Goblins. This law is enforced by the Iron Paladins, a holy order tasked with punishing any Fay who have failed to abide by the Masquerade, its members having the power of Judge, Jury, and Executioner. To be hunted by them is a death sentence, for the Iron Paladins wield blades of iron and carry the ashes of a branch torn from an ash tree.

In Modern Times, Elves living in the Mortal World are divided into two categories: those who live in cities and those who live in Fay communities hidden deep inside the world's forests. The Elves who live in the cities saw that tree dwellers as superstitious and ignorant Luddites who cling to the old ways whereas the Elves who live in the Forests see the ones in the cities as fools who've abandoned the traditions of their ancestors for modern luxuries.

Like all Fay, Elves are naturally attuned to Magic, able to detect the use of a spell that has been cast in the last twenty-four hours regardless of whether or not they can use Magic. This ability has allowed some of the more enterprising city dwelling Elves to make a living as Private Investigators, as there are spells that can harm or kill someone without leaving any physical damage.

Yay! Great!

Are the Iron Paladins the only ones who enforce the masquerade?
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Postby Flarbinia » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:37 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:Yay! Great!

Are the Iron Paladins the only ones who enforce the masquerade?


There are other organizations that enforce the Masquerade, but the Fay are the jurisdiction of the Iron Paladins.

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Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:19 am

Flarbinia wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:Yay! Great!

Are the Iron Paladins the only ones who enforce the masquerade?


There are other organizations that enforce the Masquerade, but the Fay are the jurisdiction of the Iron Paladins.

What are the other organizations?
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Postby Flarbinia » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:15 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
There are other organizations that enforce the Masquerade, but the Fay are the jurisdiction of the Iron Paladins.

What are the other organizations?[/quote]

Division 16: US Agency that handles Psychics
Enforcers: Vampires who deal with rogue Vampires
Order Of The Witch Hunter: Branch of The Vatican that deals with rogue Witches and Wizards
Bureau of Magical Investigation: Witches and Wizards who deal with rogue Witches and Wizards
Templar Agency: British Agency that deals with eldritch abominations

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Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:24 pm

Flarbinia wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:
There are other organizations that enforce the Masquerade, but the Fay are the jurisdiction of the Iron Paladins.

What are the other organizations?


Division 16: US Agency that handles Psychics
Enforcers: Vampires who deal with rogue Vampires
Order Of The Witch Hunter: Branch of The Vatican that deals with rogue Witches and Wizards
Bureau of Magical Investigation: Witches and Wizards who deal with rogue Witches and Wizards
Templar Agency: British Agency that deals with eldritch abominations[/quote]
And fay are elves and dwarves, right?
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Yooper High Kingdom wrote:If I could describe Mandrinpoor with one word, it would be this: Slick.
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