The Refuge for Altered Individuals (RAI), established approximately one year after the appearance of altered individuals (sometimes known as the 'Evolved') globally, begun as a minor organisation. A year later, while still remaining entirely hidden from the world, the corporation had grown drastically, housing hundreds of individuals in their multiple, world-wide safe houses.
The appearance of altered individuals shocked the human race. All across the face of the earth, people were suddenly gaining new powers. The first reaction of the terrified citizens, and the panicking governments of the world, was to retaliate. This forced the altered individuals into fearful hiding, most unable to control their powers. RAI was founded by a group of altered individuals, hoping to create a safe refuge from the public where anyone with powers could come to hide, train, and learn about their powers. After extensive research, RAI was able to determine many things about the powers of altered individuals.
Each of the Evolved will develop two powers, one for tactical use and one for combative use.
Tactical Examples: Mind reading, telepathy, clairvoyance, invisibility, teleportation, and other powers that do not physically harm the opponent.
Combative Examples: Elemental control, laser conjuration, telekinesis, and other powers that can physically harm the opponent.
The tactical power is always developed first, anywhere from a few weeks to a year before the combative one.
Each of the Evolved have slightly increased strength, speed, agility, stamina, and other physical abilities in general.
As more and more of the Evolved appear across the planet, RAI has only grown larger, and stronger. They continue to seek out and take in the Evolved to this day.
No powerplaying/godmodding. Try not to overpower your characters and their abilities.
Be appropriate; no swearing or overly graphic posts. Romance is allowed, but keep it PG.
Members may have a total of 4 main characters. These characters must be between the ages of 13 and 17, who have newly discovered their powers. Unowned characters that make up the advanced staff of the base may be played as unofficial characters, such as the mentors of your main characters, medical staff, and the administration. These unowned characters, because they are unowned, may be roleplayed by anyone. This is based on a system of respect, so please be respectful. If you notice that an unowned character is important in the roleplaying of another member, try to be respectful and not interfere too much. Any number of unowned characters may be played, and they may be any age.
Make an effort to use your best grammar. Posts should be in third person, past tense.
I reserve the right to deny applications that I believe aren't acceptable for this roleplay. I may also request that some parts of your application be changed, specifically if your character or their abilities are overpowered.
Name: This can be a normal name, or an abnormal one. Please include at least the first and last name. Middle names are optional.
Gender: Your character's gender. Please use male or female, not girl, boy, etc. Non-binary genders are fine too.
Tactical Power: Your character's tactical ability. This shouldn't be able to physically harm the opponent. Examples: Mind reading, telepathy, clairvoyance, invisibility, teleportation
Combative Power: Your character's combative ability, to aid them in combat. Examples: Elemental control (of only one element/force, such as fire, water, storms, energy, cold, heat, etc.), laser conjuration, telekinesis
Description and History: Everything about your character. Appearance, personality, skills, weaknesses, history, habits, and anything else you'd like to put here!
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Note: As you roleplay your character more, you may edit their description.
I've been on a lot of roleplays where they combine it into one section, so that's influenced me a lot. I find that the personality and appearance of the character tend to overlap a lot, for example when describing their usual facial expression. It probably relates to their personality at least slightly, so I find that it's just easier to combine them and not have to worry about if you're putting information in the right place.
Quinn is a short young woman, standing at about 5'1" (155 cm) and weighing about 121 pounds (55 kg). She is very curvy, and has freckled skin. She has two vertical scars dividing her right eyebrow, and a large, ugly burn scar mottling the majority of the skin on her left bicep. She has long, straight brown hair that reaches to her mid-back, normally pulled into a ponytail or a braid. Her eyes are large and deep-set, and have a startling dark blue color. She has high cheekbones and stern, full eyebrows. Her cheeks are round, her nose is straight and long, and she has a heart-shaped face.
Quinn is a very passionate person. While she may seem a bit callous, she tends to care very deeply for those around her. She very often takes a motherly role, even though some of her friends are older than her. When experiencing negative emotions such as embarrassment or anger, Quinn becomes very quiet and distant, and will eventually burst into tears if provoked, much like a shaken bottle of soda.
Quinn is a very musically talented young woman, earning her the nickname of "Songbird" from her close family members. She is a skilled singer, and is self-taught in the ukulele. Athletically, she can hold her own. She is very quick and nimble on her feet, as well as very flexible from years in dance. However, she has very low stamina, and must take frequent breaks during physical activity. Quinn is a very supportive and leader-type person, often coming across as a bit of a dictator, though she means no harm. Despite this, she succumbs to stress easily, leaving those that rely on her worried. She is stubborn and persistent to a fault, often pushing herself past her point of stress overload to keep working.
Quinn comes from a family of five originally, and is the oldest of three children. When she was younger, she was very close to her father Cael, a talented musician. However, shortly after Quinn's tenth birthday, he was tragically killed in a car accident, the same accident that left Quinn scarred. Her mother Julian was a member of the local law enforcement, retired early to take care of her children after her husband's death. Quinn's younger siblings are Fiona (14) and Cameron (13), joined at the hip and constantly pestering Quinn. After the development of her first ability, Julian was terrified of losing her oldest daughter. Quinn had to convince her mother that she would be more secure in an RAI safe-house location. She promised to stay in contact as much as she could. Quinn has currently lived in a safe house for approximately two and a half months, and has begun building herself a reputation as a friendly and reliable face.
//Other: Her abilities are TECHNICALLY the same ability, I'm just having it so that she doesn't develop the destructive capabilities of her sonokinesis until later.
@NintyStar- Quinn looks great, accepted! I'm going to be putting up the IC thread now, so you can start roleplaying whenever you want.
A note to everyone- All characters in this roleplay will be living in the same safehouse. They may visit other safehouses from time to time for plot based purposes, but for the purpose of actually being able to roleplay with each other, they'll all live in the same one.
Edit- I've attached a basic floor plan of the safehouse to the original post.
Here's my character:
Name: Alec Thanos Hjorth
Tactical Power: Can see the near future actions of others in duplicate shadows of them.
Combative Power: Cryokinesis
Description and History: Alec is what most would describe as reclusive. He is quite antisocial and extremely independent, but only because he thinks others will just hold him back in life. Alec doesn’t have many friends, for this reason and others. It’s extremely hard to gain his trust, and even harder to gain it back after it’s been lost. The friends Alec does have are extremely close to him.
Alec’s past is in no way pleasant. In his early youth, his life was nothing out of the ordinary. He was raised as an only child, by two loving parents. Quite a sarcastic, likeable figure, Alec had many friends at school, even when his introverted self wished he didn’t. Alec’s life was normal until he was 12. When he was 12, Alec’s father was wrongly accused of murder and executed. Three months later, he was proven innocent, though the government attempted to hide this discovery, to avoid criticism from the public. Due to this attempted cover up, Alec and his mother never received an official apology, and Alec’s father was never officially pardoned posthumously.
After his father’s death, Alec began to rapidly develop his anti-social, secretive, and untrusting tendencies. He lost many of his friends at school for the simple reason that he no longer talked to them, or much of anyone. They all knew of the terrible mistake that had been made involving his father, and attempted to console him, but Alec turned them away, soon growing very distant from them. Alec and his mother remained close, however didn’t talk nearly as much as they had, both consumed by silent grief.
Three years later, Alec had grown into a reclusive and stubbornly independent, yet ingenious fifteen year old. Although still haunted by and furious over his father’s execution, Alec had pushed the event to the back of his subconscious. At this time, he developed his first ability. At first, Alec thought he was going insane, seeing duplicates of shadows that seemed to predict the future. He would experience exhausting flickers of this vision, that would last for a few seconds, and then disappear. Alec’s theory was that he was experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder in the form of hallucinations, due to his father’s death. He knew of what some called the ‘Evolved’, and had considered the option, however refused to think of it any more than he had to, worried that if he was one of them, his mother, the only person he had left that was close to him, would view him as a monster.
A week after his ability began to develop, Alec had, after much internal turmoil, accepted the fact that he likely was, in fact, experiencing the development of an ability of the Evolved. Although he felt slightly more at ease knowing that he wasn’t alone, Alec soon began to panic, as his ability grew out of control in its frequency. He would see extra shadows multiple times a day, for increasingly longer amounts of time, which would leave him utterly exhausted. Finally, after several weeks of sickening anxiety and panic, Alec was approached by a member of RAI, Greyson Athanas. Seeing it as his best option, Alec agreed to leave his home and join RAI. Alec regretted only that he was unable to tell his mother where he was going, due to the secrecy of RAI. Alec has lived in one of RAI’s safehouses for three months, under the training Greyson Athanas, commonly known as Grey, who has begun to gain the trust and friendship of Alec.
Alec is extremely independent and dangerously determined. He is quite hard on himself, relentless in his training and expecting himself to be able to do much more than is humanly- or inhumanly- possible. Alec is very reserved about his feelings, rarely sharing his past or emotions with anyone. He is quite smart and agile, allowing him to use his tactical ability very effectively in combat. Alec is a very quick learner under the right direction, and is doing quite well at mastering his ability. Although he knows it has nothing to do with how hard he trains, Alec is disappointed in himself for not yet developing his combative ability.
Alec has a fairly tall, slim build, fairly pale skin, and black hair. His eyes are dark blue, turning darker to an almost pitch black shade when his tactical power is in use. Alec usually wears shorts, a plain, dark t-shirt, and a dark sweater. His facial expression is usually very neutral, giving away close to nothing about his thoughts, feelings, or planned actions.
Tactical Power: Limited Teleportation (Can't teleport through walls)
Combative Power: Laser Conjuration
Description and History: Aiden can mostly be described as weird. Aiden always acted weird when he was young and he still acted weird until he found out he was an evolved. He found out about his teleportation and began to abuse it. Instead of even walking he just teleported there with ease. He abused it so much to the point his powers started to become less tame and started teleporting Aiden even when he didn't want to but he soon began to control it.
Aiden always tries to stay positive no matter what the situation is but even then he sometimes can't stay positive. He will try to make people feel good but when he knows that the time is bad he will keep his mouth shut.
Aiden doesn't usually think when he jumps into a fight, he expects to beat most people but when he can't he gets nervous and starts to panic resulting in him or somebody else getting seriously hurt.
Aiden has a serious habit of abusing his powers causing them to get out of control.
Aiden wears headphones with a dark green hoodie and and sweatpants.
@TheLightOfTheMoon- Aiden is accepted! Feel free to start posting in the IC as soon as you want! If you could though, could you add a last name? You don't need a middle name, but I'd prefer if all characters had a last name.
I'm gonna join if it's not too late, so this is going to be where I put my app
Name: Zyn Xerad
Tactical Power: Illusion (this can technically be used to harm, but I'm not sure if that counts). His illusions hold up to sound, sight, and smell, but not to taste or touch.
Combative Power: Gravity manipulation (yes, that can be offensive. VERY offensive, if used correctly) Can create fields in which gravity is heavier or lighter, lightness almost to the point of not having gravity, and up to 5x earth's normal gravity. Can also be used to change gravity's direction (falling up, sideways, etc.)
Description and History: Zyn weighs about 140 pounds, being rather light for his age, about 5' 2", and rather thin. He normally wears jeans and a featureless shirt of a pastel color. He tends to be rather quiet and somewhat antisocial, and discovered his illusion powers when he was hiding from something, and somehow created an illusion of himself accurate enough to be a diversion.
He tends to get bored easily and will occasionally listen to music. His fighting style usually consists of fighting tactically, using his illusions to create diversions, and will try to use his teammates abilities as best as he can fit them in. He will occasionally use Illusions like shadow clones, to help his evasion, but will use his illusions to also fool his opponents into making mistakes, such as seeing an attack that isn't really coming to force them to block. This actually works the more experienced the foe, because once they're experienced enough, they'll block by instinct and muscle memory.