OOC: It occured to me a while ago, "Hey, I've been in a lot of stuff on this board but I haven't actually made anything since the old PD." So, here we go.
[Sky Line City]Geography Lesson:
Before we get to the story, I need to lay out a geography lesson. In this RP, we will only concern ourselves with the single continent we reside on, not worrying about whatever else is out there. Let us say that we have no outside communications and that the continent is seperate from any other land masses. As for imagining the shape of it, I assume picture something like North America. The only existing civilization is a gigantic metropolis-like city that extends along the eastern seaboard. Surrounding this civilization is a slight layer of forestlife. Further inland exists nothing. A landscape that belongs to beasts and evil that the human race was unable to conquer. We'll expand more into that further into the RP.
Humans have fancied themselves as the dominant species of their inhabited planet for quite some time now. Gathering together into societies and furthering their technologies to make up for theirhort-comings as creatures, they have managed to establish a kind of dominance that they may indeed be proud of. There really has been no sizable opposition to this dominance save their own internal struggles caused by foul relations, opposing beliefs, or whatever the case may be. Aside from changes in the case of ideals, such as what the normals are in public, what actions are adopted as everyday happenings, and things like entertainment and working environments, there have been no major changes to the human race in the recent times. There wasn't anything until now, at least.
In our present day, variations are beginning to occur. Members of our species who may be moving on from our level to one above us. The background behind them is hazy at best, and it is not known how long they have been existing for, but they are indeed there. Creatures who possess a skeleton somewhat similar to the human frame, but have acquired qualities far beyond the human reach. What makes these occurences even more strange is that these acquired qualities have no correlations to one another. The changes visible in one suspect are quite often completely alien from the changes visible in another. They possess strange traits, abilities, sometimes appeances, and attitudes. When first noticed, they were thought to be experiments, possibly breaking grounds in genetic engineering. But then they started appearing more frequently, along with the laboratorys denying having any part in their existence.
And so the human race came to their own conclusion as a collective whole. Evolution. This was a breed of creature that was all that they are and much more. Their ever-increasing numbers could mean that they would eventually possess the man-power to gather together into a formidable force. The human seat on the throne of dominance was being questioned. This would not be allowed. While word spread through their governments, the citizens decided to get a head start on what should be done. If these 'evolved' creatures were spotted, prejudicial violence would be their consequence. These acts became commonday practice, and soon none would rise from their hiding places. It was at about this time that the governments settled. Unsure of the response they would get, but convinced worse could happen if they delayed, the government of the people signed into effect a bill regarding these evolved beings. Its chief prospect? Eradication.
Cleansing. A military force was surged through the entire civilization, purging the land as it marched of anything inhuman pretending to be human. Out of nowhere, this relatively non-violent extension of the human race was mowed down out of its prime. Once building in numbers, those numbers then became very few. Their emerging species did what it had done for decades before their discovery. They took to the depths of the metropolis once more, for it was all they could do. None of them could afford to escape from the city in hopes of chasing an old legend alone. But what if they could gather a small force together? Could they reach salvation?
Here you are. You are Evolution. You have survived the main onslaught of the purge. The bill is now in a state where there are just patrols on constant watch and constant scanning of the entire metropolis. You have your own functions, and your own accords. Over the ages, words have gone around about an escape from the metropolis. A utopia of sorts, perhaps a location where your people could thrive. Though none can go alone, for it is located beyond the vast landscape that lies beyond the forest. Now is your opportunity. Figure out how to do so, and gather together as a group. Strike out into those lands. Embark on a quest to your empire.
For making your profile, it should look something like this, mostly basic stuff:
Age: This number can vary. It should be in the medium to slightly younger years, as the more fit and younger of the generation are probably the ones that survived. I'll accept odd ages here if it is relevant to your character.
Appearance: Description or Picture, I don't care as long as we get the idea either way
Personality: Don't need a huge amount of info here, again, as long as we get the idea and it shows literacy.
History: The major, war-like purge occured roughly 3 years ago. Somewhere in your history you must include how you reacted when it occured. Besides that, just make this creative.
Seperate from the normal profile is your evolution list, which I will explain in a moment:
Progressive Traits [Positives Gained from Evolution]:
Degressive Traits [Negatives Attained from Evolution]:
Neutralizer [Cancellation to your Traits]:
This is the most important section and what I will focus on harshly. The magnitude of your powers is up to you. You may be a slightly quiet creature, and therefore have more subtle abilities that don't scream powertrip. Accordingly, your weaknesses do not need to be to an extreme. If your qualities bestow a grand-scale of destructive power to yourself, then your weaknesses must be of a grand-scale as well. In other words, just make it so that the scales are balanced. If you don't, I'm a moderator, and I'll take the liberty of doing it for you.
Along with what you select, I will grant you an additional strength and weakness based on how I perceive your profile. Don't worry, I won't murder what you've created with it. Now, to the Neutralizer. Think of it as your poison. Based upon your character overall, establish something material that would go against what he is. If exposed to that material, then their powers would decrease. Forced to come in contact with it, their powers would be neutralized.
Go for it and make your profiles. It's a little confusing, so I'll gladly help people who need it. And yes, I purposely made the history aside from the purge extremely vague, so take it as you will and give us your own spin as we travel through the RP. Of course, I'll add things in as well as time travels on.