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Can There Be Peace?

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Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:28 pm

Is it possible for peace to exist between races that have fought for centuries? Breed to hate, feed, and kill each other since the beginning of time? But without war, there cannot be peace and vice versa. In this modern world, four top families from each race have decided to start a peace treaty. Something no one saw coming. Only a few embrace it, while the others fight it. Therefore, the heads of each family in charge of their race's clans (human, vampire, werewolf, and half breeds) have entrusted their children, or heir, to help uphold this treaty. Or at least act as the face of a new age that they know can be obtained. Or at least they can say they tried to uphold. But do not be fooled. War always lurks around the corner no matter what. Never resting, for as long as there is peace there will always be a war. And in every family there is always someone who will try to take control and overthrow another.

For this story, I want it to be something that continues to grow. With plots being formed by everyone should they so chose. This story will follow the top four families' heirs as they continue in the new age of peace. Some become friends, some enemies, and some betrothed? It all depends on the interactions of each individual. There will be four top families, one from each race:
The Windsor Family - head of the humans and witches
The Dracul Family - head family of the vampires and direct descendants of the vampiric royal linage
The Gilga Family- head of the werewolves and direct descendants of the first clan leaders
The Shadow Family - head of the half breeds and houses strong connections to the first race of half breeds created

Each family has branches from their main house that trickle into their individual families. You may make more than one character for a specific family or a sub branch. [The sub family's last name is based on your decision.] Top families are allowed to have siblings should multiple people wish to be part of the same high class family. The story will start off with each family meeting at a treaty party to re-introduce the heirs to one another. From there, they will be required to attend school together (which means carpooling) and various other activities decided by the heads of the families. This is to test how well each heir gets along and interacts. Along the way there will be troubles either within one another's family, with another heir, or even an outside party. I know this does not seem as well organized as my others, but I wanted to try something different with this RP.
My rules are generally the same as usual:
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Character Sheet
Name:
Race:
Age:
Gender:
Appearance:
Family:
Abilities:
Personality:
Background:
Relatives:
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:29 pm

Character Sheet
Name: Alessa Dracul
Race: Pure blood vampire
Age: 150 (appears 21)
Gender: Female
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Family: Dracul Family
Abilities: Mind reading, Control over blood lust, strength, and basic hand-to-hand combat
Personality: Quiet, observant, compassionate, and kind; Alessa can come off a bit as closed off and distant. She tends to keep people closed off from her until they have earned her trust. A trust she does not hand out lightly. Some say she is combination of her parents and grandparents personality. Minus the uncontrollable rage of her grandfather who detested humans and werewolves. Alessa wants there to be peace, but also knows the realization that this is not everyone's goal. Therefore, causing her to be hesitant in trusting others. Especially being the sole successor of the Dracul family.
Background: Alessa is the the only child of her father, Aaron Dracul, the current head of the Dracul family. Being a part of the highest ranked families of the vampire community can be both a blessing and a curse. For Alessa in particular, during this new age of so called "peace" things have never been more intense. As the raising heir to the family line, she must uphold not only the family name but the pride of the vampires as well. Her childhood was something almost as similar as a normal human child. A loving home with supporting parents who provided for the family. In fact, one would say she is one of the most humble royals out there in the world. However, being the very family of the king of vampires is not always as cracked up to be as one would think. Especially with her being the only child, it is imperative that she succeed her father. In addition of this, with the loss of her mother, Bella, Alessa has become quite standoffish. Her mother, and countless others from the other top families, died fighting for this peace treaty. Something they believed their children would help to push forward and uphold. Alessa is slow to trust others not because she believes they can harm her but because sometimes it is those people you put the most faith into that end up becoming your greatest weakness.
Relatives: Aaron Dracul, Alessa's father and current head of the Dracul family.
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:06 am

I would like to enter a character if that’s cool, but going out of town this weekend. Would Monday be okay?

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:08 am

That's totally fine. Enjoy your trip!
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:33 pm

Had a couple different ideas while I was starting. Pretty happy with it. :biggrin:

Name: Claus Windsor
Race: Human
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Appearance:
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Family: Windsor Family

Abilities: linguist, sorcery focused on water and air elements, otherworldly pact, tinkerer

Personality: Socially obtuse, Claus sticks out like a sore thumb in most crowds. He isn’t afraid to speak his mind even if he’s perceived as rude or insensitive. Due to his lack of social awareness, he’ll strike up a conversation with just about anybody whether they be the rich noble visiting the Windsor estate or the crackhead on NW Pearl St. Observers are quick to notice his intelligence but perceive a lack of drive and determination seen in his family members, never realizing that the awkward Windsor son has his own goals.

Background: Claus is the third born of Elias and Maya Windsor. Claus and his siblings lived a life of wealth, having access to the best tutors and luxuries money could buy. Unlike his siblings who recognized the responsibilities that came with the Windsor name and worked to build their status, Claus grew up with his head in the clouds. As his brother and sister learned the magical arts, the youngest Windsor shirked his studios and ventured frequently outside the estate, doing whatever he wanted. Claus couldn’t care less about acting like royalty. He’d always have the love of his parents, but to the lessor Windor household, Claus was a black sheep.
Claus was perfectly fine fading from the family spot light, but life has a funny way of throwing curve balls. Two years ago, Claus’s oldest brother and heir to the Windsor household, Killean, vanished during the night. No note, no blood, no body, nothing. Search parties were formed, suspects were questioned, the underbelly of the sorcery world combed, there were numerous possibilities and everyone had a theory but not a soul knew where he was.
Elias always held on to hope that one day his firstborn would be found. All the same, they couldn’t postpone the future. Succession in the Windsor family is based on gender and not age. To the frustration of many, the next heir would be Claus and not his older sister, Beatrix. The leadership and responsibilities he had wanted so much to avoid where now being thrust upon him at a pace he wasn’t ready for.

Unbeknownst to his family, Claus had made a very impulsive decision months prior. In a desperate effort to find his brother, he turned towards the darker parts of his family’s legacy. In the dark depths of their library behind locked doors were the forbidden tomes, passed down through countless generations. They were strictly banned for modern use and were archived for only the direst of situations. It was here were Claus took the foolish step from amateur sorcerer to warlock, forming a pact with a forgotten entity, or a “demon” as common folk called them. The unseen deity would aid Claus in his endeavors to find his brother. In return,,, the entity didn’t say. Claus has kept this secret in fear others would think him compromised and overthrow the family.
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 am

I love it! Approved!
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:13 am

Thank you. :cool: I had a solid idea of what I wanted the character to be, but I had some inspiration and changed it up a bit last second.

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:53 pm

Lol it's very good. I cannot wait to interact with him. I will be putting up the first post now.
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 pm

I changed the name of Claus's sister. Just realized that Annabelle and Bella were too similar in name. Post should be up soon.

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Glassdoor » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:13 am

Okay, so that took longer than expected, but... Here are the CSes.

Vincent
Name: Vincent Shadow
Race: vampire-human hybrid
Age: 22
Gender: male
Appearance: https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/861806078669845928/
Family: Shadow Family
Abilities: mild suggestion (stronger if consumed blood), illusion magic (weaker if consumed blood), brief invisibility(longer if consumed blood), silver-tongued
Personality: calm and opportunistic, with little regard to anyone’s interests aside of his own and his family’s; though Vincent rarely shows negative emotions, he’s very vindictive and petty and will seek opportunities to silently get back at those who wronged him
Background: Vincent was raised to become the next leader of the complex structure that is the hybrid clan. His combat training was almost completely abandoned in favour of teaching him how to manipulate, extort and gain favours from individuals of each clan, making him learn how to use his brains where others would use brawn. Protection from physical harm (when he can’t talk his way out of a dangerous situation or simply can’t disappear quickly enough) is handled by his half-sister, Kate. Vincent has fully embraced the role of the next heir of the secretive yet quite powerful family, understanding fully that none of the other clans regard the hybrids as friends and that he’d most likely spend the rest of his life trying to stop them from going at his kin’s throat. And he can hardly wait to begin.
Kate
Name: Kate Shadow
Race: werewolf-human hybrid
Age: 23
Gender: female
Appearance: https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/404831453997284966/
Family: Shadow Family
Abilities: small control over air via magical abilities (weaker the more werewolf aspects manifest); martial arts; unnatural strength (greater the more werewolf aspects manifest); natural defense against psychic manipulation; partial wolf shapeshift
Personality: Though brutally honest and exceptionally loyal to those who earned her respect, Kate has a very short fuse and thus is easy to anger and difficult to calm down (in fact, the only one truly capable of calming her down when something infuriates her is Vincent). Unlike Vincent, though, she forgives easily and lets the grudge go after only one fight to near death (well, in some cases two). Although planning ahead and outsmarting the opponent isn't her fortè, she’s far from dumb. That shows especially during the fights, where she can decide in a split second on the most efficient move to make at the current situation and act upon it.
Background: Her training was a complete opposite to the one of her half-brother’s- combat abilities were the ones favoured in her education. She is being trained to be a bodyguard and last defence measure for the heir of the Shadow family, and, like Vincent does his, Kate also fits her role perfectly and enjoys it, imagining all the opportunities where she can “crush some skulls”.
Relatives:
Franklin Shadow- human with very few vampire traits, current leader of the Shadow family, a powerful sorcerer specialising in air elemental magic and grandson to the inventor of the “Powerhouse” system

Evelynn Viber- human-vampire hybrid, tier I non-combat Powerhouse, mother to Vincent and step-mother to Kate, expert on integrating illusion magic into a vampire’s natural concealing and suggestion abilities

Sam Mongoose- human-werewolf hybrid, tier I combat Powerhouse, mother to Kate and step-mother to Vincent, prodigy at combining martial arts with werewolf combat traits

Gregory- one of the very few werewolf-vampire hybrids, heavily disfigured due to mutations, overseer over Vincent and Kate’s training and education sessions, albeit powerful Gregory is not considered as a Powerhouse
Additional general info (stuff I wanted to include but had no idea where to put):
Powerhouse system- invented a couple of centuries ago by hybrids, a system that allowed them to earn their place on the political arena of the clans; a Powerhouse is an exceptionally strong individual, with carefully prepared traits and skills; thanks to the Powerhouses, the hybrids were finally able to fight back against the others’ attacks and organise themselves into a working structure; all of the Powerhouses answer directly to the leader of the main family (currently Franklin Shadow); the main family is chosen upon the quantity and quality of Powerhouses within the family; though the system is no doubt efficient, some hybrids worry it might dehumanise the Powerhouses and they will either start being regarded as tools or, to the contrary, as the betters of ‘common’ hybrids (for now, though, such voices are rare and few)

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Sounds good Glass. You are approved and welcomed to start posting in the IC.
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:47 am

Cool beans, one more player.

Tasha, how far ago did Alessa’s mom pass away compared to the story?

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 am

About 2 to 3 years ago.
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:26 am

I’ll have my post probably up Tuesday. The weekend was nothing but sports and fishing lol.

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:35 pm

lol might need another day. The demo for Undertale 2 dropped out of nowhere and I've been playing it all night.

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:59 pm

Lol okay. I was going to post after you
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:17 pm

Post almost done. Just writing one more part for Windsor Sr!

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 am

Waiting on Grey to post like :confuse: :weird:
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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by Grey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:08 pm

I did the thing, hurray! :xeyes:

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Re: Can There Be Peace?

Post by tashathewolf » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Okay guys post is up. Sorry it is super long. Wanted to give a chance to be played with. Enjoy!
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