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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Sorry, Ganthro, I forgot to respond to Dathen yesterday.]

Lucius

Upon hearing the question, Lucius’s face becomes solemn. “Every demon is different, Mr. Hero. Many are nigh-mindless killing machines, completely overwhelmed by their own negative emotions that have gone out of control. These poor souls are usually beyond saving, and all we can do is to end their misery. Some other demons manage to retain their intellect. However, even in such cases, returning the demon to a human is exceedingly difficult. The host must retain his own mind, and be not overwhelmed by the mind of the wraith possessing him. And it must be the case that both the host and the wraith wish, from the bottom of their hearts, for the host to return to being human, or that the host wishes for it and has a strong enough willpower to to force the wraith out of his body, or that the wraith wishes for it and has sufficient willpower to escape from the host’s body against the host’s wishes. As you may imagine, all of these cases are highly unlikely. So while I can say that, yes, there is a way to ‘cure’ a demon… The possibility depends on the demon himself.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Ugh. I completely forgot about Nikeas’s signup until he PM’d me yesterday. I’m really sorry about this, Nikeas. Anyways, your character is accepted. But I still think you should give him a proper legal name, with “Nikeas” being his nickname, since he grew up as a normal person.

What happens when a ghost becomes a partner? does it “merge” with Ex? Or follow him? Or something-completely-different?

The ghost could follow the exorcist around or be housed within the exorcist’s body. It has to be within the exorcist’s body when its corresponding oversoul is used.

Originally posted by Helltank:

Just to be clear, this RPG’s combat is all parsed, right?

All combat is usually parsed. However, if a fight doesn’t involve anyone controlled by me, then you could work out the results of the fight with all the other players involved, without needing my input.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[As I said in the signup thread, I put most of my time in the past week writing a Bleach fanfic. Now that I’m done with the first three chapters and posted them on FanFiction.net, I should post here now.]

Antonin

The exorcist’s bolt of holy energy strikes the approximate area where the demon’s soul may be located. However, what causes Antonin’s alarm is that, for some reason, the exorcist has dispelled his armor while firing the bolt. Perhaps he cannot maintain both at the same time? Regardless of the reason, the exorcist is in danger as the demon’s gas immediately comes into contact with the exorcist’s skin. A hiss of pain resounds from within the gas cloud as the demon is struck, followed by the exorcist’s own scream, as the poison apparently causes him to feel intense pain.

The exorcist’s life is in danger, but the gas demon appears even more vulnerable; Antonin decides to not let this opportunity go to waste. His armor disappears, but his appearance underneath is still monstrous, made of black and red muscle tissues interspersed with spikes. Musclemass concentrates itself into his legs, and he dashes toward the weakened gas demon in a single bound, while both of his arms reconfigure themselves into tube-like barrels. What appears to be a black and red plasma is then ejected from both arm cannons, the two streams of intensely powerful demonic energy converging upon the gas demon’s soul. For a moment, the gas cloud’s hisses of agony become even louder. Then it becomes silent.

However, even after the demon’s death, the sickly green gas that was its body still does not disappear. Without the demon’s will to hold it together, the cloud begins to disperse, but more and more of it is coming into contact with the exorcist.

Upon seeing its partner’s death, the other demon, the one made of freezing metal, snarls in cold anger. “We will remember this, Antonin Dubois. If you will not join us, we will hunt you down and end you.” A hellish red rune flares into existence on its chest. After a burst of red light, the metal demon is gone.

Not sparing the escaped demon another thought for now, Antonin turns to the exorcist, who is even now convulsing in agony. “Can you heal yourself?” His tone is cold and succinct.

[The poison seeps through the skin, into the other bodily tissues and the bloodstream, and causes intense pain in all afflicted areas. It’s also lethal unless treated quickly. You know what we planned, Delano.]


This, by the way, would be a great time for Harold to explain that Dathen is a Seed Host and that Cairo’s going to have to train him.

[Harold doesn’t have the authority to assign Donald as Dathen’s combat instructor. Only Lucius can do that, and he needs to finish talking to Dathen first.]

Harold

“That person is the host of a Sephirah Seed, Mr. Cairo,” Harold says. “One of the few things that would warrant Master Fierren’s personal attention. And Ms. Wythburn, I’m afraid it is not within my authority to assign you as Mr. Hero’s bodyguard; you will have to consult Master Fierren for that. Now, Ms. Wythburn, Mr. Cairo, please come with me.”

Harold leads Kat and Donald to a rather large but crowded room. And it is not crowded with people; it is filled with rows after rows of memory-scanning machines. Each machine unit consists of a comfortable chair, a helmet, and a desk with a computer on it. Each helmet is covered in a layer of what appears to be white plastic on the outside, and the inside seems to be covered by something like velvet, but with numerous small metal protrusions aligned in regular intervals that would come into direct contact with the wearer’s scalp. A cord connects the helmet to its corresponding computer.

“Please choose a scanner unit, sit down, and put on the helmet,” Harold says. “When you hear the beeping sound, it means the machine is ready; please then picture the memories of the demon attack at Chicago within your mind as vividly as possible. And please try to filter out any irrelevant memories or thoughts. When you’re done, you may simply remove the helmet.”

[Memories will be displayed on the computer monitors as they’re scanned. If any irrelevant thoughts enter your immediate stream of consciousness, they’ll get scanned too. The scanner assume that the person to be scanned is fully cooperative, so it isn’t powerful enough to overcome any real mental resistance if you try to block it out and prevent your memories from being scanned.]



Iris

Flying Dragon-Striking Heaven-Shaking Thunder Cannon!” Iris shouts, somehow managing to say all that in the same span of time that Samuel fires his beam of orange lightning. A split instant later, Iris fires her own beam of blue lightning, which merges with Samuel’s lightning beam and becomes another beam of swirling pretty colors.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

I’m sorry about not posting in my game. Recently, I’ve been spending time writing a Bleach fanfic, as writing practice; my novel is put on hold for now. I’ve made more progress in the past two weeks than the progress I made on my novel in two months, so I’ve been sinking more time into the fanfic. I’ll try to post tomorrow.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Exorcists have their ghost partners. From what I understood, both Ex and ghost have to agree, and the more “individual” the ghost is and the “stronger” is the bond between the Ex and ghost, the more effective it is, right?

Yes.

The “oversoul” part is where it’s getting complicated like hell for me :p So, I can have multiple oversouls, and… do I activate them all at the same time? Or I can have only one at the time?

You can use all of them at the same time, yes. Or any combination of the ones you have.

Is that oversoul something like the angelic raiment or demon form, but for Ex?

It could be. Or it could be an item like a soul armament.

So, if I have a ghost partner who was, for example, Ramsay Gordon or whateve he was called, BAM I’m a brilliant chef?

Yes, but only when you’re drawing on the ghost’s experiences. If you lose the ghost, you lose the skills.

And I could get a little info about what’s exactly happening right now? Or “screw you newb look it up urself”?

screw you newb look it up urself

The game thread only has five pages, which shouldn’t be too much to read in a few days. If you don’t want to read, you could just start off alone and meet the other characters later. Then your character just needs to ask the other characters if he wants to know what happened to them before.

I don’t remember reading anywhere that you could only use one at a time, but that’s the unspoken rule I’ve been going by.

Uh, no one said you could only use one oversoul at a time. But if you want your character to only have enough mental focus to use one until after more training, that’s fine too.

So far, we’re on the brink of Ragnarok, seeing as the demons have thrown down the gauntlet on us.

Actually, we’re only like a day or so into the game, in-universe. Though I suppose the demons may start attacking in large numbers soon, so it’s not too far off.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Kat could be assigned as Dathen’s bodyguard, yes, but you’ll have to work that out between yourselves. Same for the romance.

I haven’t seen much romance on this site, prolly cause it’s too hard

I can write romance, but I can only fine-tune its development and have it turn out well if I control both characters involved. Romancing another player’s character would be difficult, yes. Not to mention the awkwardness of cybersex.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

@ Kat, Catherine, and Derryk

Sypher’s jets of fire end up doing a whole lot of nothing, as they end two meters above the ground and nowhere near the slime creatures.

Q throws several knives at two of the closest slime creatures. As the knives plunge into their liquid bodies, they split into strands of thin metal wire. However, within seconds, the wires are dissolved away by the creatures’ bodies, because of how thin they are, their relatively high ratio of surface area to volume, and Metal’s weakness against Chemical. The knives and wires end up doing very little damage.

Anne engulfs one of the slime creatures with fire, which appears to be quite effective. However, when the sludge in their bodies burns, it immediately releases a noxious, corrosive gas that begins to irritate Anne’s skin. Fortunately, the gas is not very close to the humans, yet. She slashes into the slime’s core of light using one of her swords, which cuts the core apart quite readily; the whole slime then falls apart. But its remains continue to burn and release harmful gas.

Alison shoots a bolt of lightning at another slime. The slime is paralyzed for a moment, but the electricity spreads out through its body, dealing relatively less damage to its core than a more focused attack. A portion of the slime’s body also begins to vaporize, releasing a small amount of noxious gas.

Maternex throws a bomb at a third slime. Since the slime is made of, well, slime, its body is not terribly cohesive, and is blown apart rather easily by the bomb explosion. Its body is splattered everywhere, and its core falls to the ground, damaged but not completely destroyed. Cunsune’s ball of lightning hits the slime slightly earlier than the bomb, but it ends up not doing much, since the slime is blown up by the bomb a moment later. The core begins to slowly reform its body out of the spare sludge lying around.

One slime has been destroyed, so a new core starts to rise out of the pool. The second core is still reforming itself. The other four slimes each shoots a jet of pale green sludge, two at Anne (who appear to be the most dangerous enemy to them), one at Q, and one at Maternex; all of the targets are the Entities who are not currently flying.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

is there a realistic possibility of the Ordo Exorcistae capturing a live demon to use as a hands-on fighting trainer?

Yes.

Also, what happens to the seed if its host dies? Does it fly to a new host?

This is mentioned in the lore posts on the first page. Yes, the Seed immediately flies off to find a new host if its original host dies or relinquishes the Seed. This will happen at least once in-game to an NPC Seed host if one or more of the Seeds haven’t been taken once we’re decently far into the game.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Maybe Donald could be assigned to train Dathen in combat?]

[Also, to those who cares, Harold has dark green eyes. I forgot to put that in my post.]

Harold

“Thank you,” Harold nods to Donald. Thanks to his magically photographic memory, he does not need to check with the computer to verify Donald’s information. “And don’t be silly, Mr. Cairo,” he gives Donald a slightly patronizing stare. “The memory-scanning technology may be too expensive to be widely deployed, but we made sure it was perfectly safe. It is not capable of tampering with your memories in any way, shape, or form.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Johan

I glance at Lilia and Setsuna, both of whom have started talking in Japanese; I can barely understand anything they’re saying. Oh well, at least they’re having fun. Turning back to Aranoc, I chew on a piece of sushi for a moment as I think about how to answer him.

“Where I learned to fight, you probably don’t want to know,” I say after a bit of hesitation. “Sorry, it’s nothing personal, but… We all have secrets that we can’t tell most people.” I ponder about Aranoc’s words for a moment. “By fighting, I don’t just mean using magic. I mean fighting in general, like martial arts and swordsmanship. You could use a sword pretty well, right?” I try to remember what he did in the fight earlier today. “Currently, Ordo Exorcistae is just trying to recruit as many exorcists as possible, instead of allocating resources on the pre-existing exorcists to make sure they’re well-trained,” I say, and sigh. “How good do you think your mundane, non-magical combat is? I’ve had years of extensive training, so I could give you some pointers if you’d like.”



@ Donald and Kat

As Donald and Kat walk into Lucius’s office, Harold Whatley stands up from his seat to greet them. He is a tall Caucasian man in his late forties, with balding and graying dark brown hair. He may have been a somewhat handsome man in his prime, but age has not been particularly kind to him, covering his face with more wrinkles than the average man of his age has. That, combined with his circular glasses, make him look not particularly intimidating, even though his face is almost perpetually stern-looking. However, an observant person may realize that Harold is rather muscular and still extremely fit, even for his age. One may imagine that his job as Lucius’s butler involves more than the usual butler’s tasks. He is clad in the Ordo Exorcistae uniform, unmodified except for the more elaborate patterns on it that are indicative of higher-ranked exorcists.

“Good evening,” Harold says to Donald and Kat in a polite, businesslike tone. “I am Harold Whatley, the secretary of Master Lucius Fierren. Please give me your names, dates of birth, and Ordo Exorcistae identification numbers. Also, if there is anything regarding the demonic incursion at Chicago that you feel are very important, you may report them now rather than wait for the memory scanning.”

[The Ordo Exorcistae ID number is just a ten-digit number assigned when you joined Ordo Exorcistae. This number is very important, so your character should be able to remember it easily. The smaller the number, the earlier you joined. There are probably a few million exorcists in the world right now, so the first few digits of your ID should be 0.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Antonin

Upon seeing the exorcist don a suit of glowing yellow armor, Antonin deduces that the exorcist isn’t likely to die in the next five seconds, and thus shifts his attention to the metallic demon. Just as he does so, he sees the demon charging at him, a torrent of icy power gathering around each fist. Not wanting the exorcist to be caught in the clash, Antonin quickly manifests armor of his own, the black and red plating turning him into a monster that is only remotely human-looking. Biomass gathers at his right fist to turn it into a spiked hammer-like construct, as Antonin too charges forward. His hammerfist rams against the metal demon’s fist in a loud crash, sending a miniature shockwave booming out from the point of contact. Pain shoots through Antonin’s right hand, coupled with icy numbness as the hand becomes a frozen mutilated mess, but the opponent demon seems to not fare much better, as the metal on its hand is seriously deformed by Antonin’s blow. The demon’s other fist streaks toward Antonin, only to be blocked by the quick appearance of a black shield over Antonin’s left arm; the shield once again cracks but does not break.

“Got you,” Antonin grins savagely.

The next instant, Antonin’s chest splits open to reveal several organic black missiles. The missiles all slam into the demon at point-blank range, and explode, engulfing both it and Antonin in several massive overlapping explosions of demonic energy. But the situation is hardly a suicidal one; being borne of his power, the explosions do not harm Antonin himself. Nor do they obscure Antonin’s own vision, as his mangled right arm transforms into tentacles and wrap around the demon’s arm. The intense cold that the demon emanates immediately begin to freeze the tentacles’ flesh, which is why he does not hold on for long; he simply concentrates musclemass into his right arm to throw the demon into the distance in front of himself.

Time appears to slow down as demonic adrenaline flows through Antonin’s brain. A large amount of his power is focused into Antonin’s right arm, which shifts into a cannon with a long, thin barrel, aiming at the demon’s heart. Then a spike of hardened black biomass, shot through with glowing red veins, is launched, appearing extremely fast even in Antonin’s bullet time. The demon’s metallic body provides little resistance.

However, it seems that Antonin has miscalculated. As the demon crashes into the ground a distance away, it begins to climb to its feet again, even though there is now a hole on its body where a human’s heart should be.

At the exorcist’s side, the exorcist performs a kick, but appears to hit nothing but thin air. It does dispel the demon’s magical veil, causing it to shimmer into existence, revealing its appearance as a cloud of sickly green gas. The gas quickly moves to surround the exorcist, trying to find gaps in the exorcist’s armor to seep into. The exorcist can feel one general area in the gas cloud where the demon’s power appears especially concentrated, even though it visibly appears no different than the other areas; that may be where the demon’s soul resides.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread

Originally posted by BLOODYRAIN10001:
Originally posted by Helltank:

This is now a spiderman thread.

Candlejack!

oh shi

Who’s Candlejack, I’m curio

Does this still happen even if his name is only in a quot

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [SIGN UP] The Dead Rising

Don’t you already have another game running? You need the approval of three regulars before you can make a second game.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Lucius

“I am the host of Kether, the Seed of the Crown and Light,” Lucius says, gesturing to the white light in the topmost circle of the middle column. “My ability is to take ghosts into myself and empower them with holy energy to create oversouls, an ability that I’ve shared with others to create what we call exorcists. The host of Geburah, the Seed of Severity and Fire is a young man called Johannes D. Heidrich, a professional bodyguard,” he gestures to the red light in the middle circle of the left column. “He can manipulate fire and create various modern firearms. The host of Tiphareth, the Seed of Beauty and the Sun, is a young woman named Hoshino Yuriko, whom you may have already heard of; she is a singer and famous celebrity in Japan and North America.” He gestures toward the golden light in the third circle of the middle column. “She uses starlight to heal and strengthen her allies and smite her enemies. If you want to know more, I suggest you talk to them yourself; you’re sure to meet them soon.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Lucius

“The name of the angel that became your Sephirah Seed was lost long ago,” says Lucius solemnly. “We only know it by the concept in the Sephiroth it represents.”

[If you think this post is short, it’s because I wrote it on my iPod.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread

female call girl

As opposed to male call girls?

Clearly that guy should be banned for discrimination against transgendered people.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / A "Small" Adventure (Gameplay) - Tutorial Level - First Boss (Extremely injured)

[I’m sorry, but I think I should quit this game. I forget about it all the time, and I’m always the last one to post in a turn; I think I’m dragging, or going to drag, the game down. So please kill off my insect so you won’t have to keep waiting for me anymore.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Helltank, Chicago is a big city. Donald can’t be the only full-time exorcist in Chicago. There should be lots and lots of full-time exorcists in Chicago, even more so than smaller cities. Please change that part of your post.]

I don’t think anyone blames Delano. Nobody reads B_S’s posts in detail anyway.

[;_;]

[IMMA KILL MYSLEF NOW]

Lucius

Lucius watches intently as the stream of green and golden light extends toward the circle corresponding to Netzach on the stone tablet. As the light enters the circle, the golden color in it quickly fades away, while the leafy green expands to fill the entire circle. Nothing particularly special happens afterwards, save for the fact that one more circle in the tablet has been lit.

“Very good,” Lucius smiles. “We now have four Sephirah Seeds on our side.” He looks at Dathen, his expression turning serious once again. “Mr. Hero, I imagine that you still have many questions. Now is the time to ask as many of them as you wish, and I will try my best to answer them all.”



[No time to post anything else now. I’ll do it later.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Your proposed arc has two problems, Tellhank Helltank.

First, the minor one. The color of Chokmah is silver. So if you want black, it’ll have to be a secondary color; the soul armament and angelic raiment would be silver and black.

Second, the major one. What happens if a Sephirah Seed host gets overwhelmed by negative emotions (the same situation would turn a normal person into a demon) is a significant plot point and spoiler. And Donald isn’t going to be the first person said plot point happens to. I’ll just say that him getting a darker personality will not be the only thing that happens to Donald if he takes in a Sephirah Seed while swamped by negative emotions. PM me if you want the spoilers.

Basically, in your proposed story arc, Donald will not end up becoming a Sephirah Seed host. It could still work, if you want the spoilers, but not in the exact way that you want. And it’ll likely turn out darker than you plan for it to.

allowing his bullets to warp space and shoot through solid objects or whatever

Unfortunately those aren’t allowed. If you want to teleport something, you must teleport yourself along with said thing, giving your opponent the opportunity to retaliate. I have some complex justifications for this, as well as some details that would likely never come up in the actual game. You also cannot re-solidify while intangible and inside a solid object; telefrag is not possible.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Lucius

For a second, something like genuine relief and gratitude shows in Lucius’s eyes. “Thank you. Now, Mr. Hero, please come with me. I will take you to a place more suited to explaining the entire situation, and try to answer your questions to the best of my abilities.”

As they enter the Ordo Exorcistae main headquarters and walk toward their destination, Lucius begins to answer some of the questions he anticipates Dathen as wanting to ask. “I assume that you want to know the origin of your Sephirah Seed, and perhaps the origins of demons and exorcists, Mr. Hero, so I will give you a very brief overview. Over two thousand years ago, angels and demons existed on this planet alongside mankind, but the two races warred against each other and treated human lives as expendable resources. An entity comparable to the monotheistic God also existed, though our records on it are scarce, and its omnipotence or lack thereof is highly debatable. This ‘God’ appears to have been on the side of humanity, as it sacrificed its own life to end the angel-demon war, along with the sacrifice of the ten strongest angels who also sided with humanity. The remaining angels were exiled from the planet, while the demons were destroyed utterly, though their corpses became an infectious substance that we now call demonic miasma. The ten Sephirah Seeds are the essences of the ten angels that sided with humanity, and were responsible for sealing the demonic miasma away from the world. However, three months ago, the seal broke, and demonic miasma began seeping into the world again, transforming humans into demons. As a contingency, the ten Sephirah Seeds would seek out compatible human hosts that can use their powers to rebuild the seal. You are one such host, Mr. Hero, as am I, and the two other Sephirah Seed hosts we’ve managed to recruit before you. As for the exorcists, each of them contains a fragment of my Seed’s power, used as a catalyst for them to develop their own powers.”

As Lucius finishes his explanation, he and Dathen have arrived at an underground chamber that somewhat resembles a smaller version of a cathedral’s interior. The thick and elaborate doors of the room have no keyholes, and were only opened by Lucius’s magic. Faintly glowing patterns of various colors are carved into the floor, ceiling, and walls, and placed along the walls are statues of angelic figures. The air in the room practically hums with magical power.

But the most prominent feature of the room is the massive rectangular stone tablet hung on the wall, facing the doors. It appears extremely old, the gray stone worn by time, but the carvings on its surface are still clear as day. The tablet depicts eleven circles arranged in three columns, five in the middle column and three on either side, connected by various lines. The topmost circle of the middle column is filled by light of a pure, pristine white; the middle circle in the left column is filled by a fiery red; and the third circle in the middle column is filled by a brilliant gold like the rays of the Sun. All the other circles remain unlit.

[Yes, there are eleven circles, but only ten Sephirah Seeds. Ask a question about this in-game if you want; there does not exist any questions that simply shouldn’t be asked. This is supposed to be a realistic and internally consistent setting.]

“You may or may not recognize this as the Sephiroth from the Judaic Kabbalah,” Lucius says, gesturing to the stone tablet. Then he pauses for a moment. “No, this has absolutely nothing to do with the character from Final Fantasy VII,” he says, with something almost like mild exasperation in his voice. “Each Sephirah Seed, as its name indicates, corresponds to one of the ten Sephirah. Your Seed is Netzach, the Seed of Perpetuity and Life, Mr. Hero,” Lucius says, looking at Dathen. “It should indeed grant you powers related to nature and life. If you can, please try to project your power into the third circle in the right column.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[I know I said that you can decide the location, Delano, but… It still shouldn’t conflict with what I have in my post. Antonin was walking along a riverbank, so it’s highly unlikely that the confrontation is taking place inside a gas station. Please change your post.]

Antonin

As Antonin and the two Envoys are focused on one another, the sudden appearance of a middle-aged exorcist catches all of them by surprise. The exorcist throws an impressively powerful bolt of energy at one of the Envoys, striking it in the chest and producing an explosion that rivals the one produced by Antonin’s own missile a short while ago. Immediately after, the exorcist flings a smaller bolt at the other Envoy, causing the Envoy to twitch when struck.

Antonin wastes no time exploiting this momentary weakness. His left arm morphs once again, this time turning into several black tubes of hardened biomass, resembling the barrels of a gun. The gun immediately begins firing, spewing hundreds of dark chitinous darts infused with flesh-melting demonic power at the stunned Envoy. The Envoy is quickly rendered full of holes, and lets out a choked scream.

But then a wave of bone-chilling power suddenly fills the air, nigh instantly dropping the surrounding temperatures by several degrees. As the second Envoy emerges from the explosion of holy power, its robe has been completely disintegrated, revealing a humanoid body made entirely of sculpted gray metal. The body’s shape is mostly that of a muscular, bald human male, save for the small horns on its head and spikes jutting out of its elbows and knees, as well as a visible charred dent on its chest caused by the exorcist’s previous attack. A dark blue sheen can be seen on the demon’s metallic body, along with the wisps of cold vapor seeping from the surface.

The metallic Envoy raises its fist, and makes a punching motion, sending a great shockwave of cold air toward Antonin. Aware of the exorcist behind himself that hasn’t stabbed him in the back yet, Antonin quickly forms a thick, spiked shield of dark biomass in front of his body, blocking rather than dodging the blow, for both himself and the exorcist. As the attack makes contact, Antonin winces, feeling some slight pain as the outermost layers of his shield is frozen and shattered by the cold shockwave. But the rest of the shield holds steadfast.

However, it seems that the metal demon’s attack was only intended to buy the other demon time to recover; Antonin sees that demon fading into invisibility once again just as the ice punch attack ends.

“Help me if you want to live, exorcist,” Antonin growls to the exorcist hiding behind him. “I have nothing against you so far. Those two want to exterminate humanity. The choice should be easy.”

The two Envoys of Hallowed Dark are on the move again. The metal demon is gathering cold power in its fists, making a sound halfway between ice cracking and metallic grinding. As Antonin concentrates much of his power into his sixth sense, manifesting as an addition to his sense of smell, he can just barely detect the other demon’s invisible presence circling behind the exorcist and himself.

“Got any ways of detecting the invisible?” Antonin mutters under his breath to the exorcist, while reconfiguring his other arm into a demonic shotgun.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Seraphic Legacy [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Antonin Dubois

As Antonin Dubois quietly takes his daily stroll along the riverbank, very few would have guessed that the man in his late forties used to be one of the most infamous and deadly assassins in the world. In fact, he looks quite harmless, with his slightly graying blond hair and somewhat shorter than average height. Only his cold, dispassionate blue eyes, and the muscular build that shows a bit through his black T-shirt, indicate that he may be more dangerous than he looks. He has no trouble blending in, and no one pays him any more attention than any random stranger…

Until a loud gunshot sound crackles through the air. Antonin flinches as the bullet enters his head and comes out the other end, leaving a bloody gaping hole and sending bits of bone and brain flying everywhere.

A few people begin screaming. The demon alarm starts blaring a few seconds later, and mostly everyone begins to run. But Antonin simply looks around, with a look of mild annoyance, and with the hole still in his head. He quickly sees the figure in black and red robes, holding a gun in its hand. His eyes narrow.

For whatever reason, the figure makes no further attempts to hide its identity, and immediately throws back its hood, making Antonin question why the robe was worn in the first place. The hood exposes the face of a young woman that might’ve otherwise been quite attractive, if not for the utterly insane, psychotic grin on her face that would’ve unnerved a great many other people. One of her bloodshot eyes twitches. “Heh heh… Today you finally get what’s coming for you, Dubois!” Even though her face is female, the voice that comes out of her mouth is very obviously masculine, even through the distortions that make it sound barely human.

And the stench of demonic miasma in the air is unmistakable. The demon is practically announcing to Antonin what it really is.

“Haven’t they taught you to aim for the center of mass, not the head?” Antonin says with a tone of mocking faux-disappointment, as the hole in his head begins to close. Then he sighs. “Let me guess. You are another one of my past victims, here for revenge.”

“Don’t you dare forget who I am, you bastard!” The demon screeches, contorting its host’s face into an even more inhuman grimace. A second gun materializes in its other hand, this one a shotgun, which it aims at Antonin and fires. The blast puts numerous bloody holes into Antonin’s body, but this time he doesn’t even flinch.

“Not my fault that you’re so unmemorable, whoever you are,” Antonin says and shrugs. Then his voice turns cold. “Leave your host’s body at once if you still value your pathetic non-life, or I’ll make you.”

“Still like to pretend that you have a heart, Dubois?!” The demon hisses. “This host had loads of spunk… Oh, breaking her was so fun,” it says with sadistic glee. “If I leave, you sure you can take care of a human vegetable? Kehehehe…”

For a moment, Antonin is silent. Then his gaze becomes curiously detached, as though he has completely stopped seeing the opposing demon as a sentient being at all. The wounds on his body once again begin to heal.

“Finally ready to die?!” The demon snarls. Both of its guns transform into machine guns, before it opens fire at Antonin.

For an instant, Antonin’s blue eyes turn a shade of blood red, before his whole body is covered by a shell of jet-black chitinous biomass run through with sanguine veins; the bullets all ricochet harmlessly off the nigh-impenetrable armor. Just as the opposing demon’s eyes widen in shock, Antonin’s right arm begins to rapidly contort, consumed by tendrils of black and red biomass, until it has reconfigured itself into an organic cannon of some sort. Before the demon can react, a missile of hardened biomass the size of Antonin’s forearm is shot toward the demon, the obsidian projectile propelled by a jet of demonic red energy. Upon impact, the missile violently explodes, burying hundreds of razor-sharp chitin fragments into the demon’s body before washing over it with the missile’s contents, a wave of dark magic that completely engulfs its victim. When the black and red energy fades, the demon is barely recognizable as its former self anymore, now nothing more than a vaguely human-shaped mass of blood and corroded black flesh.

But Antonin isn’t done yet. With a movement of his powerful legs, and a burst of the same dark red energy that propelled the missile, Antonin pushes himself toward the demon at incredible speed. His left hand morphs into half a dozen spiked tentacles, while his body outright splits open down the middle, revealing a giant maw lined with hundreds of teeth. Before the demon can struggle, it is grabbed by the tentacles and pulled into the giant mouth, which then closes with a sickening crunch. For a few seconds, Antonin’s body appears to writhe as he chews his victim into tiny pieces. Then his armor breaks apart and is absorbed back into his body, making him resemble a normal human once more.

“I may be unable to feel remorse, but at least allow me to express my condolences…” Antonin murmurs, as he feels the life drain out of the woman that was the host of the demon he just destroyed. “Rest in peace.”

“See, I told you that was going to happen!” Another voice suddenly hisses. “Now we lost a member for no good reason!”

Antonin does flinch again this time as he sharply turns around, looking for the source of the new voice. Said source turns out to be another figure clad in similar black and red robes, fading into existence as some kind of magical veil fades away around it. Next to the second figure is a third figure, also robed.

“He was no stronger than our average foot soldier,” the other robed figure shrugs. “Clearly we would choose Antonin Dubois over a weakling like him.”

“You seem to know a lot about me,” Antonin says, his tone cautious and his eyes narrowed. “Care to explain yourselves?”

Unlike the demon Antonin just destroyed, these two do not immediately unrobe themselves. But they do get straight to the point. “We are the Envoys of Hallowed Dark, a new order of demons,” one of them says. “We’re here to ask you to join us, Antonin Dubois, so you can help us end humanity and bring about a new age for demonkind. As you’ve just demonstrated, you are very powerful; we would benefit greatly from having you among us.”

“You sure don’t beat around the bush,” Antonin says. He smiles, but it does not reach his eyes. “I would say the offer is tempting if that wasn’t such an obvious lie. I’d much prefer to keep to my old life and not harm those who haven’t wronged me, so I’m afraid I’ll have to pass.”

“Then we will make you… reconsider,” the other robed figure states. It does nothing else, but Antonin can suddenly feel the immensely powerful demonic aura emanating from the figure.

In fact, he can feel a powerful demonic aura from both figures. It’s rather unlikely that he can win a fight against the two of them. He frowns, and looks around him, weighing his options. Perhaps it’s finally time to start running away again…

[That’s your cue, Delano. William Kimball could’ve heard the conversation, the Envoys stating their desire to wipe out humanity and Antonin saying he doesn’t want to harm those who haven’t harmed him. That could be why he decides to help Antonin against the Envoys.]

[And no, this is not taking place in Chicago, or even necessarily in the US. I haven’t decided where this is yet, so you could make the decision if you want.]

 
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Lucius

The leader of Ordo Exorcistae sweeps his gaze over Dathen’s fairy-like wings of green energy. For a brief moment, Lucius appears to be in thought. “It’s as I thought,” he says, his voice still calm but now containing a hint of satisfaction and almost relief. But immediately afterwards, his expression becomes serious again, even more so than before. “Before we go any further, I should make my intentions clear to you, Mr. Hero. I want you to join us, and use your power to help Ordo Exorcistae combat the demonic menace. However, if you truly do not want to join my organization for whatever reason, I cannot force you; I can simply let you leave here and return to your old life as though nothing’s happened. So please answer this question, Mr. Hero.” Lucius looks directly into Dathen’s eyes, allowing Dathen to see his bottomless, unshakeable resolve. “For the wellbeing of all humanity, will you join us?”

 
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Originally posted by Helltank:

Donald Cairo is a hardened gangster but he would probably just blow off Dubois’ head without stopping to talk and assume the whole sparing your life thing was some sort of trap and probably shoot Dubois again at the first opportunity .

So… not really compatible, unless there’s some major external factor to compel Donald.

Blowing off Antonin’s head would just make him annoyed. If necessary, he’d beat Donald to within a centimeter of his life as many times as necessary until Donald loses the will to keep fighting. But then again, if the situation devolves into that, then Antonin would probably go seek out some other less extreme exorcist.

Originally posted by DelanoWinchester:
Originally posted by Helltank:

I refer to them as Seraph Seeds for an additional “are you fucking kidding me” feel by B_S

This is why Helltank can’t be a Syrup Seed host.

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Lucius

“Thank you for your efforts, Ms. Wythburn,” Lucius says to Kat appreciatively. “And even more for your expedience. The sooner we gather the Sephirah Seed hosts, the better; you may have saved some lives by bringing Mr. Hero here as promptly as you did.”

For the next minute or so, he listens to Dathen answer his questions. Just as Dathen finishes, a second exorcist rushes to them, looking very panicked and emotionally stricken. Said exorcist blurts out a report of the situation at Chicago, informing Lucius of the appearance of the demon group calling itself the Envoys of Hallowed Dark.

“We’ve already received reports of the situation at Chicago,” says Lucius calmly, but his expression becomes grave. “But regardless, I appreciate your effort in coming here posthaste; firsthand accounts of the event can be highly valuable. Please go with Ms. Wythburn and report to Mr. Harold Whatley, my secretary, and have your memories of the demon attack scanned by the intelligence department.” He looks at Kat, silently indicating that this is an order. “You can find Mr. Whatley at my office.”
[Harold Whatley is Lucius’s butler turned secretary whom I introduced in this post.]

“Now then, Mr. Hero,” Lucius says, turning his attention back to Dathen. “May I see a demonstration of your power? A small one will be fine.”