Zero Sephiroth Posted March 11, 2008 Share Posted March 11, 2008 [I]Well. This is the original story I had planned before. Revelations of a Rebirth would have been the prequel to this had it not failed so badly, and had it actually gotten off the ground. This will have mature content, strong language and violence, etc etc.[/I] The man tapped his fingers along the desk as he read the report in front of him, a small frown on his face making his eyebrows arc up at the ends. He placed the paper back down on the desk, staring at it intently for a moment, before he slowly raised his head to look up at the two figures sitting at the table in front of him. He sighed, using his fingers to rub at his eyes, before looking back at the two men in front of him, a familiar clicking and shifting sound coming from one of them as he messed around with something in his hands. The man tried to ignore it as he sat up straight in his chair, his back leaning the spine of it, using it for support as he placed both hands on the table. [COLOR="red"]“Are you sure your information is correct Mizuno?” [/COLOR]He said, raising his voice so he could be heard over the clicking noises. The man on the right nudged the one on the left known as Mizuno, who looked up briefly from whatever it was in his hands for a moment, before bowing his head back towards it as he carried on shifting it around in his hands. [COLOR="Green"]“Yeah Hiro. I saw it with my own eyes. As did Jin. And it’s not something you can exactly mix up, is it? I mean, everyone still knows what those things look like. There are pictures and models of them in the museum. The only things that are remotely close to them are the zombies, and even then there’s a huge world of difference between the two of them.” [/COLOR]He said, his hands still turning the object around in his hand. Hiro grumbled as he thought it over in his mind. He didn’t exactly like the two of them, but they were reliable. And he couldn’t see a reason for them to make it up. He’d no doubt the Dynasty already knew, and would be sending their own people down there to sort it out. They might not have cared for the lower levels, but they couldn’t run the risk of the After a few minutes of listening to Mizuno and him playing with the item, he let a small smile flicker across his mouth once he become accustomed to the clicks, before letting out a groan as Jin pulled something out of his pocket, and began playing with it as well with his hands, the sound paper slapping against paper. After a few minutes, unable to take it anymore, he suddenly got to his feet and slammed a fist down on the table, a small crack forming along it. [B][COLOR="Red"]“GOD DAMN IT! JIN, IF YOU DO NOT STOP FUCKING AROUND WITH THOSE CARDS, AND IF MIZUNO DOESN’T STOP IT WITH THAT DAMN RUBIX SPHERE, I SWEAR TO GOD I’M GOING TO FUCKING SHOVE THEM SOMEWHERE VERY UNPLEASANT, AND WATCH YOU TWO TRY TO PLAY WITH THEM THEN! GO DEAL WITH THIS THING RIGHT NOW!”[/COLOR][/B] He yelled at the two of them. They instantly put their things back in their pockets, looking at it him with a look of fear in their eyes. It wasn’t that Hiro had shouted at them that had scared them. It was the shapes that had begun to shift and shape in the shadows behind Hiro, giving off only hints as to what they hid, leaving it to their imagination as to what was in there. They got to their feet and slowly backed away from him towards the door behind them, before turning around and running as fast as they could. Hiro watched them, before sighing as he slowly got to his feet and walked over to the window, looking down at the city that lay below. It had been three centuries since the incident known as the Calamity had struck the Earth, killing off most life on the planet before changing a lot of the survivors into horrible creatures. The races had come together in the hour of judgement, and had constructed six safe cities to house as many lives as possible, and save them from the Calamity. Six Havens. Of course, only a certain amount of people could get into the Havens before the gates closed, shutting them off from the outside world. Those that had made it in would find happiness and security…Those outside were left to struggle to survive in the harsh world outside, before either dying or becoming one of the creatures known as Skrald. He could still remember watching his brother begin to change and morph at the back of the crowd, just before Hiro had made it into the Haven and the gates had been closed. At first, when it had just closed the gates, life in the Haven in North America , Haven 6, had been good. Everyone was equal, those in charge had ruled over them fairly, and there wasn’t any crime, violence, or hate amongst the people at all. It had seemed like a paradise at the time. But good things always had a habit of changing suddenly, and for the worse. And of course, the Haven had been no exception to the rule. The companies that had funded the construction of the city had been quiet as they slowly gained in power, as they replaced the old government members with their own hired, bribed, or blackmailed members, until all of them were taking orders from the companies. Whilst it seemed that the government were making all the decisions, in reality it all came down to the heads of the companies, who had grouped together under the name of “The Dynasty.” Most of the public were unaware, but Hiro knew the truth. The Dynasty had split Haven 6 into two halves once they came into power; the rich half, who lived in the higher sections of the city raised above the rest, with only the finest things available to them at any moment and time they needed or wanted it. Assuming they had the money of course. Only the best housing, objects, and food and drink for them. A heaven for those who could afford the cost. They even had guards to prevent people from below making their way in. The other half was obviously the either poor or the average half, and were left on the lower levels. Down there, crime runs rampant, and the incredibly high crime rates among criminals and civilians alike mean majority of security down there were comparable to the SWAT of old times, wearing full body armour and having access to heavy weaponry. Rather then arrest criminals, the security forces found it much easier to just wipe the city clean of them. Of course, there were lightly armoured units that patrolled the Slums, but they were often next to useless in most situations down there, and would have to call in the backup of the heavier armed units most of the time. In extreme circumstances, the Dynasty’s own special forces, the Squadron, would be sent down to clean up the mess. They never failed their job once they were sent out. The higher sections were referred to as the “High Life”, whilst the lower areas were called the “Slums.” The two sections were split off by a large plate between the two, forming the ceiling for the Slums, and the floor of the High Life. The only way to travel between the two areas was an elevator in the pillar that helped support the plate, right in the centre of the city. Hiro looked back over at the table, biting his lip slightly as he looked at the sheet of paper. He couldn’t believe that a large swarm of Skrald had managed to find their way into the sewer system that ran beneath the city. Hiro frowned at the thought of it, before sighing quietly. He’d no idea how they’d managed it, but they needed to be stopped before they reached the slums. And they needed to be cleared out of so that they could find out how they’d gotten in, and how they could fix it. His plans could wait just a little longer. And besides, they might find some new members for the group. Jin and Mizuno were good, but they couldn’t do everything alone. He turned around when he heard the door open, and saw Jin leaning in, rubbing the back of his neck as he stared at Hiro. Hiro knew that look, as he’d seen it time after time, again and again. He wouldn’t like the next few seconds. [COLOR="Blue"]“Umm…Mizuno had an accident with the sphere again….You’re going to need to redo the hallway again.” [/COLOR]The only sound that could be heard after that was of someone’s face hitting glass repeatedly. [I]Alright. Put simply, you are either a member of the Squadron, an elite force of soldiers under the command of the Dynasty, or a member of the public with special abilities/weapons, helping to fight the Skrald that are making their ways through the sewers and towards the city centre. Or you’re a Skrald trying to get into Haven 6.[/I] [B]Name: (Last names are optional) Nick Name/s: (Optional) Gender: (If you need an explanation, you need help.) Genus: (See explanation in the Backstage topic for more info) Race/s: (Same as above, varies according to the Genus) Age: Appearance: (Image or a short paragraph) Personality: (Short paragraph will do here) Weapon/s: (Go crazy here. Seriously. Anything at all. Swords, pipes, street lights, guns, spray cans, hoses, a tub of gel.) Item/s: (Things not really for combat, but worth noting. Goggles, binoculars, medical kits. ETC. Optional.) Ability/ies: (Generic things. Like being quite fast, being intelligent, high stamina. ETC.) Magic: Technique/s: (Their attacks that are noteworthy. Optional) History: (What was their life like in general, what have they been doing recently up to this point.) Other: (Anything else you may want to add)[/B] [I]List of Genus, and the races beneath them. Genus- Races Mortal- Human Fantasial- Elves, Dwarves, Fairies, Trolls/Jotuns, Goblins. Etc. Noko- Level one/Animal type, Level two/Animal type, Level three/Animal type Nightmarian- Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Zombies. Etc. Automaton- Android, Mechanoids, Bio-Mechanoids Skrald- Skraldrings, Skralden. (Note: You can RP as a Skrald. But you’ll probably either die incredibly quickly, or be constantly hunted down throughout the Haven and on the run. So I’d recommend it being a side char.) Hoka- Various types of aliens.[/I] A much larger and more detailed explanation of things is available in the backstage topic. [URL="http://otakuboards.com/showthread.php?t=58807"]Revelations of a Revolution: Discussion and Information.[/URL] [B]Any questions bout the sign up, just PM me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. [/B] Name: Hiro Nick Name: Gender: Male Genus: Unknown Race: Unknown Age: Unknown Appearance: [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj119/Rei_Asakura_album/Animeguy15.jpg[/IMG] Personality: As he talks only when necessary, so far he’s come off as a calm person, though very easily irritated and angered. When he’s not angry, he can be kind and generous at times, almost joking. He also seems to have no problem with making others doing the work for him, though he does have a strong dislike of the Dynasty and their methods. Weapon/s: None Items: None Abilities: Unknown, though he seems very competent at manipulating people into doing things for him. Magic: Unknown limits. Things seen of him using so far include making creatures from shadows, teleportation, telekinesis, and illusions. History: Nothing is known about Hiro, aside from the fact he owns a run down shop in the slums near the central pillar since the city was built. Jin and Mizuno know that he’s planning something against the Dynasty, but he’s yet to reveal his plans to them, or even hint at it. They’ve also gathered that he’s been around on Rathe for a long time, though how long or how he’s done has yet to be revealed. Other: Nothing Name: Jin Kamei Nick Name: Gender: Male Genus: Mortal Race: Human Age: 22 Appearance: [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj119/Rei_Asakura_album/Animeguy14.jpg[/IMG] Personality: Jin is a quiet, calm, and composed person. He rarely loses his temper with people, and is patient enough to wait for someone even if they’re an hour late for their meeting. He’s somewhat laidback at times, especially about things that don’t bother or concern him. He doesn't often plan things far ahead, due to his beliefs of life. When other people's fates are involved though, he will take the time to sit down and think of the situation that they are in. Due to a lack of him showing his emotions in the public, he can be mistaken for someone cold and uncaring. Even though he believes it about himself as well, deep down he does care deeply for those he knows and would be willing to put their safety above his own most of the time. Jin believes that life is a mixture of fate and choices. He says “the easiest way is to put it as a game of cards. Fate determines the hand you’ll get, whilst it’s up to you how you use the cards. Whether you tell the truth, lie, cheat, or do something completely unexpected with the cards you get is up to you.” In combat, very little changes about Jin, aside from a quiet determination that makes him work hard to survive the fight and be able to walk away from it once it's over and done. He is confident of his abilities in combat, though he often taunts his victims until he ends the fight or walks off. Weapon/s: A deck of playing cards, including the pair of jokers. Although normal most of the time, the edges somehow become incredibly sharp when Jin throws them, able to cut through most things easily. They always return to him after being thrown, unless they become lodged or stuck in something. They’re also used as his medium for magic. Items: He carries around a lock pick tool. For times when it’s better to pick a lock rather then just blow it off its hinges. Abilities: Jin is very speedy and agile, especially for a human. He’s been known to be able to outrun most people easily, even people from other races. He’s also a very good aim with his cards, and very rarely misses his target. Magic: Jin uses a combination of elemental magic, illusions, and summoning the familiar of his deck of cards, a dark jester. For his main magic, he draws a card at random from the deck, and fires a spell from it. The rank and suit of the card effects the power and type. Diamonds create water, spades create wind, hearts creates fire and clubs creates earth, with two being the weakest, and an ace being the strongest. If he happens to draw the joker card, he instead summons the familiar of his cards, a [URL="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj119/Rei_Asakura_album/Animeguy31.jpg"][B][U]dark jester[/U][/B][/URL]. The jester acts of his own free will, and doesn’t take orders from Jin. He attacks random people, sometimes friends and allies, using kicks and his jester scepter. Jin’s illusions just project an illusion of himself or an object of his choice from one of his cards. History: Jin was born and raised in the slums into a poor family, in the area surrounding the pillar. His first memory was of being handed to him his favourite toy by their father and mother on his 4th birthday, a deck of playing cards. They barely got by with money and food as it was, but they somehow always found out a way to buy him and his brother one thing on each of their birthdays. Since Jin can remember, it was his dream to live in the high life, and his ambition was to become one of the Squadron. He’d heard about how great life was up there, and how much respect members of the Squadron gained for their work. His dreams were shattered after he watched the Squadron in action when he was around 12 years old. There was a protest on one of the streets, about the unfairness of the Government’s decisions about Haven 6 and their favouring of the people in the high life over, in which his father was participating. The crowd hadn’t dispersed when the light security forces arrived, or when the heavy security forces arrived. When the Squadron was sent down, they opened fire on the crowd until it dispersed. Jin’s father was one of the many casualties of the incident. The government released a cover story saying about how the crowd had planned to get into the high life and over power the guards there, taking it over by force, and would have eventually made their way up to the government and killed them had they not used lethal force on the crowd. Since then, Jin has just carried on living as normal as possible. One day, whilst playing with his cards, Jin discovered something strange about them. The cards appeared to allow Jin to access his latent magic abilities. He tracked down the seller with his brother to a run down shop nearby. The owner struck up a deal with Jin. Should Jin and Mizuno work for him, he would tell them about their objects, and grant them anything they wanted. Other: He has a habit of shuffling his cards in his hands when not doing anything or is bored. Name: Mizuno Kamei Nick Name/s: None Gender: Male Genus: Mortal Race: Human Age: 20 Appearance: [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj119/Rei_Asakura_album/Animeguy16.gif[/IMG] Personality: Mizuno shares a few similarities with his brother in personality, but also a few differences as well. Mizuno is a outspoken, calm, and composed person as well. He rarely loses his temper with people, but he is highly impatient and will not wait much longer then five minutes before no longer waiting. He’s lazy, and would rather play around with his rubix sphere then work. He often plans things as far ahead as possible. Mizuno believes that life is all about planning, and working things out logically. He compares it to a puzzle, as you need to think about it logically using your head rather then your emotions, and you need to plan out what to do at certain points. In combat, very little changes about Jin, aside from a determination that makes him work hard to survive the fight and be able to walk away from it once it's over and done. He is overconfident of his abilities in combat, though he doesn’t say much about it when fighting, rather letting his actions do the talking for him. Weapon/s: Rubix Sphere. Basically, it’s just a rubix cube, except it’s a shaped like ball, and instead of 3x3 sides, it’s 2x2. He mainly uses it as a medium for magic, but it does hurt quite a bit when thrown at someone. Item/s: He carries around a few bandages, but nothing more then that. Ability/ies: Mizuno is very strong and durable, especially for a human. He’s able to throw or kick the Rubix Sphere hard enough at someone to actually break bones, and even crack solid brick walls on his good days. He’s also quite intelligent, and often uses his smarts to try and think up solutions to situations when ever he can. Magic: Mizuno uses different types of magic, depending on the colour side of the rubix cube he solves. The white side can heal a person’s injuries, the green side creates a barrier to protect people, the yellow side unleashes a barrage of small spikes, the blue side fires off a small blast of beam that cuts through things it connects with, the red side fires small orbs that explode on contact and the orange side unleashes barbed wire that wraps around people to restrain and cut people. He’s not yet found out what happens if he solves two sides or more before using magic. Once the magic is used, the rubix sphere shifts all its sides around randomly for a few seconds. History: Mizuno was born and raised in the slums into a poor family around 2 years after his older brother Jin, in the area surrounding the pillar. His first memory was of being handed to him his favourite toy by their father and mother on his 8th birthday, a rubix sphere. They barely got by with money and food as it was, but they somehow always found out a way to buy him and his brother one thing on each of their birthdays. Since Mizuno can remember, it was his dream to live in the high life. He’d heard about how great life was up there, and how much better it was then the slums. He was there when Jin watched the Squadron in action, when he was around 10 years old at the time, watching it with him. There was a protest on one of the streets, about the unfairness of the Government’s decisions about Haven 6 and their favouring of the people in the high life over, in which his father was participating. The crowd hadn’t dispersed when the light security forces arrived, or when the heavy security forces arrived. When the Squadron was sent down, they opened fire on the crowd until it dispersed. Mizuno’s father was one of the many casualties of the incident. The government released a cover story saying about how the crowd had planned to get into the high life and over power the guards there, taking it over by force, and would have eventually made their way up to the government and killed them had they not used lethal force on the crowd. Since then, Mizuno has just carried on living as normal as possible. One day, whilst playing with his Rubix sphere, Mizuno discovered something strange about it. The sphere appeared to allow Mizuno to access his latent magic abilities. He tracked down the seller with his brother to a run down shop nearby. The owner struck up a deal with Mizuno. Should Mizuno and Jin work for him, he would tell them about their objects, and grant them anything they wanted. Other: Mizuno has a habit of playing around with the rubix sphere whenever he’s bored. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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