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An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Where all OOC threads for RPs that will take place within the Worlds of Balance will go.

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An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Post by Shea » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:43 pm

Dump your lonely, unused characters here if you intend to take part in A Menagerie of Faces. Even if you have a very rough idea of a character, just throw a character description (e.g. personality, history if you'd like, job, etc) and image or physical description in here. Please try and keep your characters all in the first post you make here; if you think you'll need more than that, you can make a second post directly after your first with [RESERVED] in the text box until you're ready to fill it with other characters.
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Re: An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Post by Shea » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:44 pm

SHEA'S CHARACTERS

RIZA
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Gender: Female
Age: 26
Race: Black Dog
Lore holds that Black Dogs, sometimes referred to as Hellhounds or Demon Dogs, are malevolent apparitions said to lead humans to their deaths. In truth, Black Dogs can be just as corporeal as every other earth walking beast of the world, though the association these creatures have with death and the afterlife isn’t far off - in fact, they could easily be considered a canine version of the Grim Reaper.

Traditionally, Black Dogs are servants of death, able to sniff out the dying (both supernatural and human), to consume their souls, which they would then carry to the afterlife. They have no master, per se, as death is not technically a single person or entity, and were not created nor forged.. they simply exist. None other than servants, they act on supernatural instinct to seek out their targets, and driven by these instincts are mindless, existing only for the single, never-ending purpose of fulfilling their duty. Black Dogs cannot be harmed, cannot age, but are as natural and as essential to the world as the sun is to the earth.

Black Dogs have existed for as long as death has been a factor in this world, though in recent decades their behaviour has altered dramatically, most likely due to society and the modernisation of the human world (despite the fact that they are technically not of this earth or this universe). Recently, some have even begun to grow consciousness, mimicking human ideals, forms and developing the ability to think for themselves - though the exact cause of such remarkable, seemingly impossible developments is unknown. Because of this, some have begun to integrate themselves into society, though self-awareness, especially self-awareness gained in this way, takes decades to accomplish.

As well as acting as reapers, Black Dogs also instigate deals in which death can be avoided, though this is only a recent development implemented around the 1940’s, and is used exclusively by the mortal, supernatural races. Otherworldly deals can be made by supernatural beings who wish to cheat death.. for a price, and Black Dogs not only carry out these deals, but act as enforcers when arrangements are not followed through with. These acts are considered illegal and a perversion of the natural force that is death.
-Undead blood, such as the blood of a vampire or shambling corpse, is extremely poisonous to a Black Dog when ingested.

-All Black Dogs are immortal, intangible and invisible at will, and cannot be harmed or interacted with by anything manmade or supernatural unless they so wish it. An infinite amount exist in the world, though they are not well known within the supernatural community due to the essential part they play in keeping the world in check. In this way, they could be considered more of a cosmic force than anything. However, in Riza’s case she is almost as vulnerable as the average household pet, having lost almost every quality that distinguishes her as a Hound. Only a small part of her original form still exists, hence her ability to shift into her original visage and retain a limited range of her abilities.

-Most flesh wounds can heal over the span of a few hours, though this depends on their severity.

-Potentially fatal wounds will cause Riza to revert back to her natural form (if she is in her human form at the time), where she will be forced to remain until she has recuperated. Whilst she is sick or injured she is unable to shift back into her human form.

-Has retained her shape-shifting ability, healing ability, superhuman strength, agility, senses and endurance.

Nationality: Swedish
Biography: Black Dogs are infinite, godly, and immortal. They exist to serve, and they fulfil their duties without error. They do not rest, and do not require it, though for all of their divinity and all of the influence they hold, it seems that even gods can fall. Riza is proof of that.

The specifics of the event are shady to Riza herself, which is understandable considering she had no real mind to remember it by. All she knows is that she must have come into contact with.. something, an unknown force, that she consumed - as was her duty - and then woke up human and naked in the snow somewhere in Sweden, where she experienced incredible, agonizing pain, at the same time aware of every sound, scent and emotion that one could experience at any given time. Her new senses overloaded, she collapsed in shock and was later found by the man who owned the surrounding farms. She could not speak, as she had never learned how, and utilising her new mind and body came slowly and with much effort. She had no memory of who or what she was, who or what she had been, where she was, or where she had been, but the old man took to teaching her the basics of life and living, having quickly caught on to the fact that she was unschooled in such things. Though she looked to be at least twenty years of age, he raised her like a child, and she stayed with him for the next eight years of her life.

It took her years to accommodate to the various aspects of mundane life, even as a near adult, as though she had learned how to survive as a human, she still struggled to understand the thoughts, mannerisms and actions of other people. Her mind now matured into that of a young woman, her thirst for answers drove her away from her new home. It was difficult letting go, but her father understood, and she travelled across the sea in search of her origins. Long story very short, her quest took her after many, many years, to Brooklyn, where a not inconsiderable amount of digging led her to discovering what she once was – or at least, what the evidence has led her to believe she once was. Here, she was also able to unlock a number of her latent powers.

Compelled by the same Yearning as many others in the town, Riza established herself at Langley in the café beneath the apartments, named Teal. Shrouded from the knowledge of ordinary humans, Teal serves as a place for supernaturals to congregate in safety, also doubling as an information broker and oddities shop where the magically inclined can purchase particular items, such as ingredients for spells, hexes or potions.

Personality: A calculating stare and cold demeanour would easily lead one to thinking of her as manipulative and mean. In truth, Riza is awkward and even rude at times, but unknowingly, easily missing social cues and the slight nuances of behaviour that are obvious to most. She somewhat lacks empathy, though this does in no way mean she cannot feel, and she is still learning how to both display her emotions correctly as well as understand the emotions of others. Humans and supernaturals alike are still somewhat unusual to her, though the trepidation she holds towards certain races stems more from lack of interaction than anything. As she is still missing a lot of information about life and the world, she often busies herself with reading up on world history, and familiarising herself with different aspects of the world’s races, cultures and events. She is also fascinated by the simpler things such as electricity, and has been known to overindulge on the things she never wanted or needed as a Dog, such as large meals, coffee, sweets and cigarettes.

Lives in: First Floor, Apartment 08 (Single, No pets)
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Re: An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Post by PurpleShadows » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:38 pm

Avril
:pinkbullet: Avril is a pint-sized 17 year old whose best friend is a spotted fawn named Minnie.

:pinkbullet: Avril has long blonde hair with blue-grey eyes and a sharp bony face. She has neon pink streaks in her hair and she always wears it loose and straightened.

:pinkbullet: She works part-time as an assistant combat instructor in a studio, but she spends most of her time travelling the multiverse.

:pinkbullet: She doesn't date.

:pinkbullet: Avril is stubborn, defensive and snappy. She's committed though, and values certain causes.

:pinkbullet: Avril is obsessed with deer, but only those with spots, and only does. She also loves the colour pink (in horrifying shades) and manga books.

:pinkbullet: She doesn't like most people on principle, and has no filter. At all.

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Re: An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Post by DaughteroftheFlame » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:23 am

Dotf's characters As with Shea's, they will be added later.
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Re: An Archive of Faces [Menagerie Character Archive]

Post by runedragon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:18 pm

rune's characters

Lukas | host of the laconian drakon
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details coming soon

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