And then everything took a dark turn.
When he awoke, Zero was not the same. His voice was ancient and loud. He spoke his first prophecy.
“These Gifts of Beauty,
They are the work of an empty man.
To retrieve your soul,
Follow my words as close as you can.”
When the little boy made eye contact with one of the other Beauties, he would loose control of his own body and speak a prophecy. Each prophecy leads, according to Little Zero, to their 'soul'. Back then, nobody understood what the little boy meant. They didn't understand why Little Adam, Beauty #21, needed to find "A dame with hair as white as frost, to whom beauty is never lost. Her head is always full of dreams, yet frozen in time is how she seems."
Then the Beauties grew up. And as each of them hit the age of six, they all developed a Gift. Several kids were suddenly making fire dance on their fingertips, while others could bend the will of their parents or heal small wounds and injuries. The world panicked. The Gifts were strange, weird, and sometimes even dangerous.
It wasn't until the end of June, one month after the last Beauty had received their gift, that things escalated. Beauty #18 had been brutally attacked on the street by a frightened woman. The six year old boy had been strangled to death, despite his efforts to fight her off.
People everywhere were demanding the death of these children. It was obvious that they were getting too powerful. Apart from their Gifts, they were also stronger and faster than the average Human. They really did seem perfect.
Until exactly five months after their birthdays. Because on that day, they became colour blind and they stopped being able to taste and smell things completely. The children had lost a part of themselves. The only explanation the parents had, was Zero's line. “They need to find their soul,” he'd said seriously on his birthday. The scientists said it was complete fantasy and just said it was a fault in their genes. Yet, the world was convinced that, without finding this one 'person' the Gifted would be unable to reach their 'soul' and their full power. And they were happy with that.
Eventually, it was decided that the children would be imprisoned, away from humanity. A small island in the Indian Ocean was used to build two prison camps. Each camp would hold twelve of the 'Gifted' as they were now labeled. Light-weight metal gauntlets were made for their hands. This special type of metal would prevent the children from using their Gifts.
Ever since these 24 Gifted children were seven years old, they've been locked up in the prison camps. It is now the year 2175. Most Gifted are now 18 years old. This roleplay follows their story and their struggle.
This roleplay follows: the twelve oldest Gifted, their four guards and two scientists. The Gifted each have their own cell. The guards and scientists all have their own flat on the premises. The staff is concluded by two ladies who clean and cook the meals.
Before you do anything, please carefully read the summary in the spoiler above.
Er zijn nog rollen vrij!
*Zero ¦ (Escritura) Finished
* ¦ Free
* ¦ [Free]
* ¦ Free
*Laron Caldre Barrineau ¦ (Yoda) Finished
* ¦ [Free]
*Ophelia Wynter Sfinkx ¦ (Rumtumtugger) Finished
*Erebus Kratos Hyperion Maverick ¦ Valdez Finished
*Danielle Skye Fairholm ¦ [(/Ubiquitous) Finished
* ¦ Free
*Lenore Elín Sappheire Callas ¦ (Sydrian) Finished
*Mischa Remy Aznabaev ¦ (Finley) Finished
*Kevin Dain ¦ (Escritura) Finished
*Vanellope Westerfeld ¦ (Finley) Finished
*Eduard Novak ¦ (TicTac) Finished
*Joel Ezra Knight ¦ (Newton) Finished
*Sakura Kaida Miyamoto ¦ (DarkAng3l) Finished
*Stormcloud Dancer Quebodeaux ¦ Assistant (Rumtumtugger) Finished
- English only
- 10 line minimum per post; (20 minimum if you have two characters in the post)
- 2 characters maximum;
- Anything unrelated to the RPG in the chat topic;
- No killing a character without permission of the owner;
- No 'perfect characters'. Each character must have a few flaws;
- Wait 2-3 posts before replying again;
- You do not have to fall in love with the person the prophecy leads you to!
- Please read the story carefully before making your character!
- We start the RPG on Monday, the 5th of September, around eight p.m. If this is a problem, please contact me.
- This roleplay is not meant to fill it's topics in a day. Take your time with your posts. We can be patient. Quality over speed, please.
Thank you for your patience, your praise and interest in Soul Shackles.
[ bericht aangepast door Escritura op 13 sep 2013 - 17:39 ]
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