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The Affliction


Since the dawn of human society there were stories of people performing fantastical feats of power and magic in many fairy tails and pieces of folklore. Until recent years many believed these individuals to be just stories made up by early civilizations to entertain and to explain the unexplained. 10 years ago with the terror attacks by the group calling themselves the forgotten, however these myths are now seen as the first examples of the affliction infecting humans. The affliction first appeared in the early days of human evolution creating powerful yet short lived super humans due to its affects. These humans, due to their abilities, were inspirations for many myths and gods throughout human history though with the formation of The Dawning Storm however such lone afflicted were nearly exterminated if not for the Afflictions resilience they would have become non-existent. The Dawning Storm was the only major group of Afflicted throughout the world until 2020 with the Coordinated release of a highly contagious variant of the virus by suicide bombers from the group calling themselves the forgotten throughout major cities around the world. The attack resulted in many deaths from the weaker willed being consumed by their affliction very quickly and the more frequent appearance of afflicted individuals, now making up over 3% of the world population. With the wide spread of afflicted the Dawning Storm have been forced to step out of the shadows and take a more active role in their control of the worlds many governments.


For this RP @Tidfe and @erabous will be the co-GMs and leaders of the other two organizations. Your character can be a member of any of the three groups or an independent (though not recommended) only if you wish to hold a high ranking position in one of the organizations please talk with the corresponding GM first. people can only have one affliction and generally the more powerful the affliction the more dangerous the result of being consumed is and harder to keep in check they are. The result of the consumption should be related to the power it grants. Two examples can be found in my afflicted characters below. The Character sheet will be as follows.

Name:
Age:
Appearance: (Pic preferred but not needed)
Affiliated group and rank:
Personality:
Affliction:
History:

The Forgotten


Called a terrorist organization by the Dawning storm and many normal humans the Forgotten has existed for many centuries in the shadows just as the storm planning their attack for nearly as long. The group exists almost entirely of various afflicted and their decedents that were recruited by Alpha to fight the 'zealots' in the Dawning Storm as he sees them. Most within the group see it as their chance to be free from the Storm's influence and one day have the chance to live their lives like normal people only partially believing Alpha's claims of godhood, however their are a smaller portion, generally the higher ranking or more powerful, who see Alpha as the god he calls himself fervently and follow him in order to bring the world under his command. The group is funded through the many companies and businesses that Alpha has cultivated over the course of his long life, most notably Lukov Industries, allowing the small and rather young group, compared to the storm, heavily armed and extremely dangerous due to many of their owns willingness to die for the cause.

Ranks | +
Prophet-rank given to alpha's heirs (candidate position open)
Apostle-top twelve afflicted (12 open)
Disciple-those serving directly under an apostle (open)
Monk-average afflicted soldier (open)
Initiate-initial rank (open)


Alpha | +
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Name: Alpha (Real name unknown)
Age: unknown (Physical age: 35)
Personality: He believes himself to be a god amoungst men leading to a lack of care for the lives of others. He is very kind acting normally though he is very fickle and known to kill when annoyed or when people fail him. His goals are his own entertainment and to take the place of the Storm and become humanity's god.
Affiliated group and rank: The Forgotten/God and leader of the Forgotten
Affliction: Hyper-cognitive (http://alphas.wikia.com/wiki/Hypercognitive) Perfect mind to body connection, he posses the ability to control (consciously or subconsciously)every aspect his brain controls. He is virtually Immortal. Should his Affliction consume him he would be left trapped in his body paralyzed until his body dies naturally or unnaturally.
History: As one of the first to be affected by the affliction Alpha has existed since the beginning of human civilization. First discovering his affliction during a hunt for his village when he recovered from what should have been a fatal wound in a short hour. He was very quickly revered as a god by the people of his village as he began to train and manifest his ability allowing him to perform near impossible acts. This did not last long due to Alpha's at the time inexperience and greed the village quickly turned on him nearly leading to his death and leading to the destruction of his village. After realizing his need for better control, after feeling the initial symptoms of his affliction consuming him, he traveled east from his birthplace in Algeria. During his travel he avoided human interaction well he trained his mind until eventually finding his way north into Russia and being drawn to the fledgling kingdoms forming in Europe drawing him back west. It was not until the 18th century that Alpha began interacting with modern society anymore than minor interaction when he needed something or wanted to learn about the changing world. This was around the time he discover the Dawning Storm and began recruiting other afflicted in hopes of one day achieving that which he failed to do in his village all those centuries previously, become a god amoungst mortal men.

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Name: Ulric Eriksson
Age: 19
Personality: Ulric is rather childish having never truly matured due to his being on his own since he was 12. his ability has changed his personality with time making him highly manipulative. He is however prepared to do whatever he can to survive having cause police to kill each other on some occasions so he could escape.
Affiliated group and rank: The Forgotten/Prophet candidate
Affliction: Can manipulate the will of others through eye contact. Allows for the controlling of others through eye contact however the more difficult or dangerous or against their morals the task the more effort required for the command to take hold. Should his Affliction consume him he would be left without freewill for the rest of his natural lifespan following any and all orders he hears not acting of his own choice.
History: Born in Stockholm Sweden before being moved to America with his parents at age 2. He was never very social as a child and as a result become a loner usually perfering his own company to that of others. He discovered his affliction after a heated argument left his parents dead to suicide and himself without a home. At the age of 15 he was taken on by alpha as his protege and trained as such.

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Name: Phil Roberts (real name unknown)
Age: 41
Personality: Calm, calculated, and professional. Prefers to keep things quick and to the point also getting his work done in this manner.
Affiliated group and rank: The Forgotten/Head of security for Lukov industries and Alpha
Affliction: none
History: Little is known about Phil before joining Lukov industries as head of security. What little is know is that he formerly worked for the Russian FSB (Modern KGB) before leaving to work for Alpha. He is suspected to be the Agent nicknamed White Fox by the CIA, an agent suspected in the deaths of more than 100 CIA agents. Currently he runs security for most of the Forgotten's facilities as well as Alpha's personal security detail.

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The Dawning Storm


The Dawning Storm had been around fifty years before the first crusades even took place. There are rumors it was started even before then, but many members could the official start date as when records were finally being written down instead of passed down orally. The founder is shrouded in mystery, but one thing remains clear: the groups mission. They are the new police force. The new human. The affliction is the next step in evolution for humanity. The next step to a new world order. The step needed for world peace and unity. They are the rule makers. The law holders. The ones that will punish you for stepping out of line. Rules are rules for a reason and if you break one, don't expect mercy from them. (Or most of them anyway.) Working from the shadows, it was only due to the action of the Forgotten that have forced them from the light before they were ready. And they aren't too happy about that. Not to happy at all.

The ranks:
Leader - One. Taken
Second in Command - One. Taken
Advisers (Information specialists) - Two slots. Open. One spot taken.
Shadows (The spies/ones that don't fit into a rank really) - Open. No limit.
Knights (The security) - Open. No limit
Soldiers (The muscle) - Open. No limit
Coppers (The one done on the ground) - Open. No limit.
Squires (The grunts) - Open. No limit.

Leader:
Name: Loki
Age: 24
Appearance:
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Affiliated group and rank: The Dawning Storm. Leader.
Personality: Quiet and calculating, he doesn't like making a move unless he has too. He rose through the ranks for his willingness to follow the rules and his ability to somehow see things before they happen and able to act upon that knowledge. This is not his affliction and some wonder if he could somehow be the original founder. Unlike the Norse god for which he takes his name, he is not a mischievous person and prefers to stay out of jokes whenever possible.
Affliction: Energy manipulation. Can cool or heat objects by adding or removing this energy. The down side is that he himself is either taking or giving this energy so it works better on inanimate objects and not living creatures. If his affliction were to get out of control, he would either burn up to a crisp or hit absolute zero and freeze in place forever.
History: Much of his history is in the shadows. One thing is clear though. He was born with his affliction and almost spent his entire life in the Dawning Storm along with his brother, Oden.


Second in command:
Name: Oden
Age: 24
Appearance:
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Affiliated group and rank: The Dawning Storm. Second in Command.
Personality: Loud and brash, Oden loves to live on the edge. A rule breaker, the only reason Storm hasn't tossed him out or killed him is cause his brother is the leader and the fact that he makes a better ally than an enemy. He follows the rules that suit him and ignores those that do not. Because of this, he is actually a lot fairer than most of the other members of the Storm, often taking into account the situation that surrounds the rule breaking in questions. After all, he believes that every rule has that one exception.
Affliction: Electricity. He is a basically a walking battery charger or taser. If his affliction ever gets out of control, his heart would stop from the electricity surging through his body and....Well, it would look like a bad electric chair execution gone wrong to put it mildly.
History:Much of his history is in the shadows. One thing is clear though. He was born with his affliction and almost spent his entire life in the Dawning Storm along with his brother, Loki.


Adviser #1:
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Name: Kaitlyn Olivia Winslow
Age: 22
Appearance: Long red hair, fair skin, intense dark blue eyes
Affiliated Group: The Dawning Storm
Rank: Adviser (Information Specialist)
Personality: Quiet, observant, and very focused. She's exceedingly loyal to those who became her family when her own abused her and cast her out.
Affliction: Telepathy and Empathy - she can hear others' thoughts and emotions. When her Affliction goes out of control, all of those voices in her mind will drown out her own, burning out her mind and leaving nothing but a shell. She has to continually shield and filter her mind to discern individuals and minimize the constant noise.
History: Kaitlyn was raised in a small town in New York state. It was fortunate that it was a small town, as she was born with her Affliction, and being exposed to more people when she had not yet learned to shield her mind would likely have burned her out as a child. It started weakly at first - knowing what her parents had gotten her for her birthday (for which she was punished, as they assumed she'd found the presents in their bedroom), or always knowing where hidden sweets were kept, or what the teacher would be testing her class on.

Her parents found her increasingly unnerving, and when she was eight, her father couldn't handle it anymore, declaring he wouldn't call a witch his daughter. Becoming more desperate, as well as in financial straits once Kaitlyn's father left, her mother stayed away from home, working, as much as possible out of fear of her. When she wasn't working, she forced Kaitlyn to go to church to be prayed over, blessed, soaked with holy water, or having to stand all day, hungry, as various members of the congregation as well as the priest read bible verses aloud to her.

When even harsher punishments at home didn't "fix" her, her mother threw her out of the house when she was only sixteen. No one in the community would take her in, "devil spawn" that she was. She ended up hitchhiking (carrying only her backpack containing a few clothes, her favorite book, and the few personal items she'd managed to grab while her mother screamed at her, and the little bit of cash she'd been saving) to the closest decently-sized city, where no one would know her or what she could do.

It was by complete chance that she was discovered by one of The Dawning Storm's Shadows after she'd been living on the streets for a couple of months. She was quickly recruited, the promise of a safe place to stay, enough food, and others who were like her that were no more "devil spawn" or "witch" than she, seeming a dream come true.

She worked as a Knight for quite a while, her abilities useful in keeping track of people during uncertain situations. Eventually she was trusted enough to become an Adviser, her talents making her uniquely suited to gleaning the truth from those who reported, as well as those who went against the rules.

Being able to see into the hearts and minds of others has made her one of the more moderate members of their organization, able to see what motivated those involved in each situation, and advise in a relatively balanced way.

She suffers from severe migraines when she's used her abilities too much, and knows they're a sign that she's too close to her Affliction burning her out.

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Name: Kaitlyn Olivia Winslow
Age: 22
Appearance: Long red hair, fair skin, intense dark blue eyes
Affiliated Group: The Dawning Storm
Rank: Adviser (Information Specialist)
Personality: Quiet, observant, and very focused. She's exceedingly loyal to those who became her family when her own abused her and cast her out.
Affliction: Telepathy and Empathy - she can hear others' thoughts and emotions. When her Affliction goes out of control, all of those voices in her mind will drown out her own, burning out her mind and leaving nothing but a shell. She has to continually shield and filter her mind to discern individuals and minimize the constant noise.
History: Kaitlyn was raised in a small town in New York state. It was fortunate that it was a small town, as she was born with her Affliction, and being exposed to more people when she had not yet learned to shield her mind would likely have burned her out as a child. It started weakly at first - knowing what her parents had gotten her for her birthday (for which she was punished, as they assumed she'd found the presents in their bedroom), or always knowing where hidden sweets were kept, or what the teacher would be testing her class on.

Her parents found her increasingly unnerving, and when she was eight, her father couldn't handle it anymore, declaring he wouldn't call a witch his daughter. Becoming more desperate, as well as in financial straits once Kaitlyn's father left, her mother stayed away from home, working, as much as possible out of fear of her. When she wasn't working, she forced Kaitlyn to go to church to be prayed over, blessed, soaked with holy water, or having to stand all day, hungry, as various members of the congregation as well as the priest read bible verses aloud to her.

When even harsher punishments at home didn't "fix" her, her mother threw her out of the house when she was only sixteen. No one in the community would take her in, "devil spawn" that she was. She ended up hitchhiking (carrying only her backpack containing a few clothes, her favorite book, and the few personal items she'd managed to grab while her mother screamed at her, and the little bit of cash she'd been saving) to the closest decently-sized city, where no one would know her or what she could do.

It was by complete chance that she was discovered by one of The Dawning Storm's Shadows after she'd been living on the streets for a couple of months. She was quickly recruited, the promise of a safe place to stay, enough food, and others who were like her that were no more "devil spawn" or "witch" than she, seeming a dream come true.

She worked as a Knight for quite a while, her abilities useful in keeping track of people during uncertain situations. Eventually she was trusted enough to become an Adviser, her talents making her uniquely suited to gleaning the truth from those who reported, as well as those who went against the rules.

Being able to see into the hearts and minds of others has made her one of the more moderate members of their organization, able to see what motivated those involved in each situation, and advise in a relatively balanced way.

She suffers from severe migraines when she's used her abilities too much, and knows they're a sign that she's too close to her Affliction burning her out.

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Kaitlyn Olivia Winslow

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