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All credit for the beginnings of this plot go to Morpheaus, Original RP here.

Do you remember the legends of old Gods? Many of us have heard the stories, the myths, and the legends. But today they're treated as the old superstitions of fearful and primitive people seeking to explain that which they could not understand.

I tell you this now the gods existed. For over a million years the ruled our universe in peace after purging the evil of the titans. It was towards the waning years of this Empire of the Gods that a great evil crept into our world. Many of the gods were caught off guard by this evil; their minds were enslaved, corrupted, or worse many of them choose to side with this great evil. A great battle was waged in the heavens and the universe was set aflame. Lords Zeus, Odin, Thor, Ra, Osiris, Amaterasu, Vishnu, and many others did battle to save the universe. In the end the battle left both sides weakened. With the last of their powers the forces of good sealed the great evil and themselves away for all eternity. For nearly five thousand years the gods have faded into myth.

Until today...Now in the year 2013 something unforeseen has occurred, the great seal has been disrupted and the dark gods threaten the universe once more. The spirits of the just gods have been cast across the universe by evil. The spirits take refuge wherever they can, sometimes in objects, and animals, but in some rare cases the spirits find refuge in reincarnation. Certain people have discovered these spirits and seeks to use their powers for their own goals, all the while evils grows more powerful. Now 7 young friends have been chosen as keepers of 7 spirits. They are charged with recovering the other spirits and defeating the dark gods. Armed only with the powers of the spirits and their bond with each other they set out to become heroes.

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Starting Setting: 7 friends in a large city/college city, USA, present day
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All gods and goddess can be played by a male or female. So feel free to stake a claim. These are just my personal favorites, if you have another god you would prefer to play just list it in your template and I will edit. We'll start with 7 friends, but if more people want in as the RP goes on, we can work it in.

Seven Spirits

Thor: Played by: Chromatic
Norse God of the Storm, he holds power of the elements themselves. Primarily lightening and thunder. His strength is incredible even for a god and his bravery is unmatched.

Apollo: Played by:
A powerful greek god. He represents the arts(particularly poetry and music), archery, and divination. In addition to his reputation as a great warrior, Apollo is also known for taking many lovers and easily becoming infatuated with attractive individuals.

Horus: Played by: Zatari101
The son of Osiris and Isis, Horus is known for taking revenge on the evil god Set for the murder of his father. His eyes represent the sun and moon and are known to bring great protection upon those Horus favors. Though he is known as a great protector he is a very powerful warrior.

Inari: Played by: MeilinII
The Japanese White Nine Tailed fox god of illusions, sake, and the rice harvest. Inari used two golden kyuubi as messengers. He was also known to possess the oracles of the temple at Mt. Kurama. He was a very benevolent god, bent only on protecting his people at the foot of Mounts Fuji and Kurama.

Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto: Played by: Umazak
The Japanese god of the Moon and the brother of Sun Goddess Amaterasu and Storm God Susanoo. He was once blamed for killing Ume Mochi, the goddess of food, angering his sister so that she never again spoke to him. All things in the night are his domain.

Amaterasu: Played by: Argenteus
The Japanese goddess of the Sun and also the greater universe and sister of Moon God Tsukuyomi and Storm God Susanoo. She is also the ancestor of the Emperors of Japan. She has a strained relationship with both of her brothers.

Kali: Played by: Argenteus
Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with time, change, empowerment, and death. She is one of the oldest Hindu goddesses and the wife of Shiva. She is known as the slayer of the demon Raktabija and sometimes goes into a bloodthirsty rage on the battlefield. She is also sometimes depicted as a mother goddess.

Inanna: Played by Artemis
The Summeran goddess of love, fertility and war. She was known to prowl for sexual adventures and to drown the enemies of Sumeria in devastating floods, and is associated with rains and storms.

Coyote: Played by CD-Man2021
The Native American trickster god who stole fire and gave it to Humans. He is clever but reckless, and often depicted as an anthropomorphic figure with the tail, eyes, and ears of a Coyote. He has been known to return to life, but mortals around him are not so lucky.

Thanatos: Played by Oblivion Fenrir
Thanatos is the Greek God of Death, and a Lieutenant of Hades. He is known as merciless in the pursuit of his job, but he has been tricked into extending mortal life several times.

Nyx: Played by-
The goddess who personifies night. She is one of the first beings to emerge from the great void that came before our universe. A powerful force to be reckoned with she gave birth to many of most mysterious gods and goddesses.

Hekate: Played by:
A goddess of magic in Greek mythology. While her association with the dark mysteries of the Underworld she was greatly admired by the other gods, particularly lord Zeus. She is known for bringing great blessing for those who earn her favor; she is also known to bring great punishment to those who anger her.

Amun Ra: Played by:
Egyptian God of the Sun and chief among all the Egyptian deities. He is known for rebirth because of his journey through the underworld to return the sun to Earth each day. His power is respected and feared among the gods.

Isis: Played by-
The Goddess of Human life and protection. She was heralded and the goddess of the people and received prayers above all others. Many of the gods pay her respect for her great cunning and wisdom.


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Rules:
-Try to keep the male/female character ratio even?
-Be literate even if I am not always. 2-3 paragraphs a post with proper grammar/spelling will keep me quite happy.
-No power playing
-No god modding
-Be unique
-Romance is encouraged
-Don't join unless you are going to stick around.
-Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-You better be having fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-No spamming the RP thread, that's what the OOC thread is for?
-please fill out the template fully with as much detail as you can.
-You can pick a god from any pantheon you prefer. Greek/Roman, Norse, Hindu, Shinto, Egyptian, or something else if you have a better idea.

template!

Name:
age: (16-22)
gender
appearance: (pic or description)
personality:
background:
God Spirit:
Theme song: (optional)

I'll post my Character in the next post to give you ideas, or take a look at some of the characters from the old RP. Don't forget this takes place in present day.
 
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Name: Meilin Kimura
God spirit: Inari
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Appearance:

Personality: Meilin is a boisterous, happy kid for the most part. She's extremely friendly and willing to help anyone who asks, but she has no ability to self censor. She will tell you to your face if you're being a jerk, and she doesn't care how you like it. People who become used to this, or learn to ignore it, find her a loyal friend who can always be counted on to give good, logical advice.
The only time her generally pleasant demeanor changes is when she's insulted. When insulted or upset Meilin will become angry, loud, and sarcastic, and she's known to swear in creative, violent ways. She's not a sore loser, but she is a sulky one.

Background: Hyper and somewhat spoiled, Meilin is the only daughter of what was once a prestigious family who were caretakers of a shrine on Mt. Kurama, Japan. In recent years, fewer and fewer members of her family have taken to caring for the shrines atop Mount Kurama, since the number of Monks have dwindled. All three of Meilin's brothers left the family home to pursue lives as businessmen. Meilin has studied martial arts with the monks in the shrine since she was very young. When she was 15, Meilin could be seen at the shrine at all hours, caring for the oracle who fell ill. When she turned 18, she decided to study abroad in the US, and is currently staying with one of her brothers. Their family is well-to-do, and Meilin visits her family with her brothers private jet fairly often.

Theme song: "Say the Word" - Christy Carlson Romano
 

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Gender:
Male

Appearance:
To look at him, one would not suspect that he is half Japanese. In truth, nearly everything about his physical appearance constitutes to a "Western" appearance. That's because he stands at a somewhat tall six feet and two inches with a build that shows strenuous physical activity. Aside from his physique though are his normal features. The most notable of these happens to be his eyes. While they are a sharp blue color, they are only made sharper when compared to his nearly transparent skin. But this is not the only thing that makes them stand out more. It's the fact that despite how his mother shows most in him, he still retains the black hair of his father. The hair is always kept cut somewhat short with just enough length to slightly obscure his eyes.

As for his clothing, he prefers to keep things rather simple. He does this by wearing a pair of denim cargo pants with a simple camouflage pattern with legs covering the tops of black work boots. This is held up by a simple black leather belt, but this is covered by a black t-shirt that he never seems to tuck in. The final parts of his outfit are really just accessories. The first is a bell tied to a red ribbon that is wrapped around his right wrist while the second is a necklace consisting of a stone crescent moon tied to an old leather strap.

Personality:
In a certain way, Lane can seem quite annoying. That's because he always feels that he is different from his friends and family. To him, he feels as if they only allow him to be near them because they feel that he either benefits them or because he doesn't hold them back any. But the truth is, he feels that he holds them back quite a bit just by being near them. That's why he tends to be more of a follower when it comes to deciding on something to do. So needless to say he can be quite introverted. But this is completely reversed at certain times. This is mostly evident whenever he finds something that he finds gross. He is quite easily offended in this degree so he tends to turn violent whenever someone tries to gross him out intentionally. Other times he is simply there and can often times be someone to just talk to. He doesn't like to criticize so he is a great listener.

Background:
Lane never really felt like he was wanted in his family. This is mostly because throughout his early childhood his mother, who was still a teen herself, would much rather spend time with her friends and party. She was really only able to get by with this because of the fact that one of her best friends was in the exact same situation that she was in. And thus the two teen mothers would leave Lane and the daughter of his mom's friend in a locked room for several hours on end while the "adults" got drunk and had a generally good time with the local guys. But it's because of this that when Lane got older he would bypass his house on his way from school almost every day to spend time with his grandparents.

It was particularly his grandfather that he grew attached to. The man honestly loved the little boy and would spend as much time as possible with him. For the most part he simply taught the child various things such as how to fish. But even this was not to last. It was when Lane was five years old that the old man died of a heart issue. Thus leaving the child alone again with the exception of a puppy named Tabitha, or Tabby for short. But do to the dog's size and strength she got loose one night while the boy slept and ran off. Now Lane was truly alone in the world.

Because of this he spent his time going through life simply taking things as they came. This was how life would be for him until the day that his little brother was born. While it's true that the two only shared the same mother, Lane was still attached to the boy at all times. For once he found a reason that being at home with his family was enjoyable. But once again this was not to happen. Not two weeks later the baby died in the middle of the night due to respiratory issues. All that Lane remembers from that day is seeing his family run around panicked while trying to find a phone to call an ambulance and a deep hatred for his own mother for killing his baby brother. It was actually because of this hatred that Lane essentially sealed off his emotions from the world with the exception of anger and hatred.

But even this hatred started to subside after some years. That was when he was seventeen and in his first relationship with another. For the first time in several years he found himself happy about the way that his life was, but then he was dumped through a popular social media website. But by this time he had come to expect misfortune to follow him through his life. So he didn't let that get him down for long. Instead he devoted himself to spending time trying to have fun. That's how he found his current group of friends and even people like him.

God Spirit:
Tsukuyomi

Theme song:

Moonlight Sonata - Metal Cover
 
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This post does not exist. Just read the one below it.
 
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Name: Ceph Franklin

Age: 23

Sex: Male

Appearance -
Ceph is fairly short for an adult, with very pale blond hair reaching down just above his small ears and messily arcing in just about every direction. His head is slightly small with a rather oval, not very pronounced jaw and chin, a short pointed nose and shallow set brilliant green eyes. The forehead is broad and nearly flat, but not reaching far above the eyes. His body is lightly built but strong. His cheeks are bulbous and high set.

For clothes he tends to be a white tank-top and khakis guy. He wears large brown boots with high white socks (Not that you see the socks under the khakis) and - when he goes out - a black fedora.

Personality -
Ceph is usually lighthearted, and doesn't anger easily, but when he does he get's really angry. He has an odd trait of breaking into Elizabethan English when angry. He's generally a nice guy, but when a problem occurs he won't hesitate to do what's necessary to fix it, even resorting to violence. He's not cruel or vengeful with the violence unless he get's angry.
He's very intelligent, and though he had poor grades through most of high school he understands most concepts almost intuitively. He eats a lot - a very unhealthy amount, really - but has never been overweight. He has several fetishes.
An absolute nerd (In the best sense of the word), Ceph enjoys D&D, Sci-Fi, Science, Video Games, Programming and most of what we today think of as "for nerds". His favorite book is Dune, favorite video game is Chrono Trigger, favorite bands is At Vance.

Background -
For his entire life, Ceph has had an easy time with whatever he tried. He impressed others when he was at his least, and never did anything that wasn't excellent. This lead to familiarity which became monotony, which it's self led to boredom and pride, which lead to procrastination and arrogance respectively. Only by the end of his senior year of high school did he pull himself out, but by then his GPA was barely high enough to graduate.

As such, he'll have to settle for a lesser college - his plan is to get a basic degree at a college with relatively low entrance requirements (Which he is now doing) and get his master's at a higher end college, and get his PHD at a big place like MIT or Stanford, which he wouldn't have been able to get into with his high school grades. It helps that he comes from a well-off family. He has no real goal in life at the moment except to graduate college and get a good job.

God Spirit: Kali

Theme Songs:

Version A:
[video=youtube;sF3aZyNDF1Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF3aZyNDF1Q[/video]

Version B:
[video=youtube;3ZGEucFtz8M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZGEucFtz8M[/video]

Also, I have a quick question: What sorts of special powers do we get as Avatars of our various gods?
 
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OMG I'm excited to see people picking gods from lesser known pantheons. Last time we had a norse, a couple greek, a buncha eqyptian, and me from shinto. this looks much more varied!

As for powers, it's something that'll come into play relatively quickly, so I guess i'll put an overview of my plan here?

In our original, 'a situation' caused the god spirits that were inside us to activate. at first they were like another voice in your mind, and their instincts made you act weird. My character, meilin, ended up with a CRAVING for raw meat (offerings to Inari are often sushi and uncooked meat products) even though she was previously a vegetarian. The kids could access the memories and powers of the god, but sometimes the god had to explain how.
Later on, the god spirits sort of 'merge' with a person, giving their personalities a merger and becoming much more powerful. At this stage, all of the gods mythological abilities are available, with the caveat that you're STILL MOSTLY human, so zapping yourself with lighting or something can still kill/maim you.
The amount of time it takes to go from 'i hear a voice in my head' to 'I'M A FUCKING GOD NYEH' depends on the person and the god. More powerful gods are more loath to give up their identities, even to one they recognize as themselves, and some of the 'kids' DO NOT want to have their personalities changed.

So mostly your abilities will depend on the god you chose. I never got the full merge point with Meilin, but by the time the RP died she could transform into other shapes and case illusions over large areas, as well as cause plant life to grow or die.
 

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meilin? did you hear about the RP known as the other ocean? would you mind as to if I based my character off of the concept of Wisdom, Intelligence, or Knowledge?
 

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I haven't read that RP, i've been gone many years. But I don't think having a character based on a concept works in the same way. Part of the reason this Rp worked is the stories of the gods themselves. Their rivalries, great victorys, weaknesses.... These things are as much a part of the Rp as the characters. Even their personalities as derived from teh storys are part of their 'voice' inside their characters head.

There are a great many gods of those charactaristics. Athena of Greece. The Muses. Thoth of Egypt. Odin All Father of Norse.
See? Whole list.

so i'd prefer you didn't
 

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Alright. My character may take awhile for a merger - He has a strong personality. And furthermore, I chose the goddess Kali of hinduism for the specific reason that she represents destruction, time and death, and is a violent goddess. She is not an evil god, but not one of something ostensibly noble like life. He would fight his merging with Kali with his life - refusing to see the necessity of death, or his own violent tendencies. I had actually thought about taking Shiva instead, but decided on Kali because I sort of wanted his God Spirit to be female. That's the primary reason.

But in the end, he would do what he had to. He would take the mantle of Kali onto himself.
 

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Sounds about right.
I admit i'm less well versed in hindu gods than in other pantheons, but that's what google is for. When it comes down to it I'll be able to pull from those legends too. XD
 

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Does Coyote count as a god? I'm not entirely sure on that and wanted your input before I do anything. I'm also not sure if that's the route I want to take or not yet.
I'm not sure what your referring to unless your referring to the recurring native american motif of animals as guardian spirits.... If you've got a link I can look over i'd definitely consider it, depending on what kind of stories and myths you were looking to draw from.

I must say I am IMMENSELY pleased and surprised to see such a wide variety of ideas put forth. It's clear everyone worked really hard to improve this forum in my absence!
 

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I'm guessing you wanna play Coyote as an amalgamation of the many different NA tribes legends, right? since the only time I can find him referenced as a God is here. Actually, our Apollo from the last rp sounded like that and was a lot of fun.... So i'm gonna say go ahead and use Coyote. I'm intrigued how you're gonna play his voice.
 

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I'm interested! I don't have time to post a character right now, but I'll get on it when I can. Just count on one more joining :)
 

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Name: Mariam Aldrich, prefers Miri
age: 18
gender: female

appearance: Mariam is 5'6 with a curvy figure. Her skin is a light caramel, and her hair is straight, black, and falls to her mid back. Her face is slightly round shaped with full cheeks and dimples, and deep green eyes. As a child she had braces so her smile is near perfect. Her choice of clothes always changes with the latest fashion, but she prefers a flattering pair of dark wash jeans and a slouchy, cream colored tunic to most anything.

personality: She has never been quick to anger, usually giving people as many chances as possible to stop bothering her before she actually becomes upset. On the extremely rare instances she ever does become furious, she keeps it to herself. She can be snarky, with a sometimes off-putting sense of humor, but she is generally very amiable and pleasant to be around. She is slightly stubborn, but will take time to act rationally on matters that are important to her. She is initially shy around boys she finds attractive and not very confident in her flirting, making her somewhat awkward. She likes to drink wine, despite not being of legal age, and finds that she is a very happy, touchy-feely drunk and able to flirt more effectively after a few drinks.

background: Mariam lived with her aunt and uncle for a majority of her life, while her hippie parents were off traveling the states by bus and attending protests. Her aunt and uncle loved her dearly and spoiled her as best as they could, having no children of their own. She was put into a montessori school, followed by several private schools, harboring a close group of friends that she planned to attend college with. However, much of her college fund was spent bailing her parents out of jail after a radical exploit of theirs where they let loose several hundred rabbits at a fur coat manufacturing site. Without much money left to her name and a strong dislike of her parents growing in her, she thanked her aunt and uncle for housing her before moving out and across town. She's working as a barista in a downtown coffee shop in order to save up money and attend university the following year with all her friends.

God Spirit: Inanna, Sumerian goddess of love and war
 
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