Province was founded by the angels so there they could safely establish a region where humans could thrive. Though they created a safe environment for them, the angels could not keep the human from condemning their own souls and welcoming in demons. Despite best intentions, Province became a war zone over the right to the human souls. And during this great clash, other supernatural creatures made themselves homes in the city of Province. Learning to disguise themselves as humanly as possible, they seduced the humans into begetting their children. Vampires were able to walk in the day, demons were able to manipulate other elements other than that of shadows and darkness, mermen could walk on earth and make themselves at home, werewolves learned to control their shape shift and harness their animal-like rage so that they no longer depended on the moon.
Thus, over the centuries it became an arms race to who has the most powerful children and they encouraged them to pick a fight whenever they crossed streets. The ★ 「 ♔ ROMANO family is a demon centered clan. Leadership shifts between the greater sins of man, Arch Demons, by the decree of the Princes of Hell. Their gang sign of two horns is always plastered on the sides of clubs where they deal. Their specialty is the manufacture and distribution of drugs. They dabble in a little bit of everything from coke to meth. They have held the dominance over the drug market with the help of the purchasing of their own clubs and bars. However, recently they received word of a new prospect: vampire blood. Knowing the addictive nature of the blood, they lept at the chance, even though it meant teaming up with the ★ 「 ♔ SGORIA family, who are run by vampires. Sgoria uses as their gang sign to mark blood banks and hotels where feeding is safe. The sign is a symbol from their ancient language meaning "inward truth." The Sgoria family works under The Syndicate, an ancient group of vampires that function as a sort of council. The teaming up is a huge break from tradition and conventional vampire ways but it also opens new doors since their specialty is prostitution. By using each others' strengths they could potentially use the girls to get new buyers and with the extra cash they may be able to operate swankier joints for their girls, rather than motels and street walking.
The angels operate under the name ★ 「 ♔ LUCCHESTA and focus on gambling. Their gang sign of two wings and michael's blade is tattooed on their bodies. The dip into the criminal world is still a heated topic among the seraphim. The logic of some is that it is their duty to protect humans at all costs and so, the seraphim choose one of the virtues of man to lead the Lucchesta clan. They own a legitimate casino and the horse derby, but they also fix many of the races and games. Upon hearing rumors of the alliance forming with the demons, they contacted the ★ 「 ♔ DIOGAURDI family, who are run by werewolves. This would benefit the Lucchesta family because they would rake in more non-taxed revenue. For the Dioguardi family it offers a safe place to launder their money (clean it). Dioguardi family is run by bloodline firstly and challenger secondly. If a member challenges the current leader and wins, the honor of alpha then runs down his or her bloodline instead. Most importantly there is a Alpha in each pack and a den mother. The den mother doesn't need to be married to the alpha because her duty is to perform motherly duties for the clan like cooking for them and doing their laundry. Because the family specializes in illegal fights and kidnapping, it is a warm welcome to have someone take care of them. Their fights are often innocent humans against supernatural creatures and as the difficulty raises so does the profit. They also pit creature against creature, often using kidnapped family members as incentive. Their gang sign is a religious symbol that is tattooed on each member upon joining or their transition to adulthood. It is the sign of the sacred eye for all shifters (even shape-shifters respect the sign).
The ★ 「 ♔ OCEANO family are smugglers. Their hierarchy is an inward process of being nominated. A new division of the family can only be formed if there are four other supporters and to be voted down there needs a majority vote. They own the docks and were renting parts out to Sgoria so that they could do their pornography but their main source of income is weapon dealing. They ship in guns then have illegal immigrants piece them together. Their gang sign is a pearl protected by waves. This sign is sewn onto patches that are proudly worn on their clothes. Their alliance with ★ 「 ♔ LUCIANO is mainly of curiosity and admiration. Rumors are a common thing with Luciano because of their territorial wars. They have fought their ways up from the bottom of the criminal ladder to an established family. Their specialty is, unsurprisingly, thievery. They have committed all sorts of fraud and thefts, yet hardly any of them have ever been caught. Their group also runs on an inward system of being nominated and majority for voting down. To join though is a complicated set of dares and tests of their three aspects of a man: courage, wisdom and humility. Their gang sign is used to mark their territories and shows their striking nature as a family. By joining forces they hope to become more legitimate and to claim everything all the other families own. As the sparks would say, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us."
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xxROMANO FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xx xx０ １ ┇ ARCH DEMON BOSS xxxxxxtaken by - junzu xx xx０ ２ ┇ DEMON VICE xxxxxxtaken by - Atilius xx xx０ ３ ┇ GORGON CAPTAIN xxxxxxreserved by - Dr Chicken Ben xx xx０ ４ ┇ DJINN CAPTAIN xxxxxxreserved by - eien ponkan xx xx０ ５ ┇ DEMON SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - Amasha xx xx０ ６ ┇ CAMBION SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - apple twig xx xx０ ７ ┇ LILIN SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - cerellium xx xx０ ８ ┇ BANSHEE SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - yueaifeng
xxSGORIA FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xxxxx███xxxxx０ １ ┇ VAMPIRE BOSS xx xx０ ２ ┇ VAMPIRE VICE xxxxxxtaken by - x - Raikee hime xx xx０ ３ ┇ INCUBUS CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - Crying Mockingbird xx xx０ ４ ┇ HULI JING CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - Crying Mockingbird xx xx０ ５ ┇ SUCCUBUS SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - ------------------- xx xx０ ６ ┇ SPHINX SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - Chisai Yume xx xx０ ７ ┇ WERECAT SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - Obsidian_Light213 xx xx０ ８ ┇ VAMPIRE SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - the truthful fib
xxLUCCHESTA FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xx xx０ １ ┇ ARCH ANGEL BOSS xxxxxxtaken by - Justified Grudges xx xx０ ２ ┇ FALLEN ANGEL VICE xxxxxxtaken by - Amasha xx xx０ ３ ┇ NEPHILIM CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - i i Viralle__Angel xxxxx███xxxxx０ ４ ┇ VILA CAPTAIN xxxxx███xxxxx０ ５ ┇ HARPY SOLDIER xx xx０ ６ ┇ RAROG SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - The Battle Bunny xx xx０ ７ ┇ SANDMAN SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - Scarlet fIames xx xx０ ８ ┇ FALLEN ANGEL SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - Melodyria
xxDIOGAURDI FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xx xx０ １ ┇ WEREWOLF BOSS xxxxxxtaken by - Metamorcy xx xx０ ２ ┇ WEREWOLF VICE xxxxxxtaken by - Atilius xx xx０ ３ ┇ INUGAMI CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - Duchess of Wanderlust xx xx０ ４ ┇ AURAE CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - Amomaxia xx xx０ ５ ┇ BLACK DOG SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - eien ponkan xxxxx███xxxxx０ ６ ┇ CAIPORA SOLDIER xxxxx███xxxxx０ ７ ┇ OREAD SOLDIER xx xx０ ８ ┇ WEREWOLF SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - cl0ckw0rk-mari0nette
xxOCEANO FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xx xx０ １ ┇ SIREN BOSS xxxxxxtaken by - Chisai Yume xx xx０ ２ ┇ TRITON VICE xxxxxxtaken by - apple twig xx xx０ ３ ┇ MERROW CAPTAIN xxxxxxreserved by - Kokonattsu_Passion xx xx０ ４ ┇ ONDINE CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - Sunny B-Bunny xx xx０ ５ ┇ YUKI-ONNA SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - Obsidian_Light213 xx xx０ ６ ┇ KELPIE SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - RedxRaptorxRunner xx xx０ ７ ┇ MERMAID SOLDIER xxxxxxreserved by - the truthful fib xx xx０ ８ ┇ VODYANOY SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - junzu
xxLUCIANO FAMILY ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
xx xx０ １ ┇ FAIRY BOSS xxxxxxreserved by - The Battle Bunny xx xx０ ２ ┇ SYLPH VICE xxxxxxtaken by - Dr Chicken Ben xx xx０ ３ ┇ PHOENIX CAPTAIN xxxxxxtaken by - ciindo xx xx０ ４ ┇ DHAMPHIR CAPTAIN xxxxxxreserved by - Amasha xx xx０ ５ ┇ DULLAHAN SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - Kokonattsu_Passion xx xx０ ６ ┇ NAIAD SOLDIER xxxxxxopen by - xx xx０ ７ ┇ SHAPESHIFTER xxxxxxtaken by - Melodyria xx xx０ ８ ┇ FAIRY SOLDIER xxxxxxtaken by - iPizzazz
Came from Angels at the very beginning. Lucifer became a fallen angel by disobeying God. He took it upon himself to destroy everything God created and thus became the ruler of Hell. A demon is a human soul that has been tortured and corrupted. They are so malicious and evil due to the missing part of their humanity. Some have even forgotten their human lives. Demons can turn their eyes completely black but their true forms are much more hideous. Since their human forms perished, they can only appear on the human plane as a wisp of smoke. They require a host once on earth. They have basic powers of possession and superhuman strength. They do not require food or sleep but enjoy it. Whenever they possess a person, they leave behind a trace of sulfur. Demons are weak against salt, holy water, and iron. Spells, exorcisms, and angel blades are harder to come by but also do more damage. Usually a demon is simply forced out of his or her shell but these items can completely kill a demon. A demon may also be killed by cutting out its heart or chopping off its head. Demons are otherwise immortal and with increasing hierarchy comes more power, thus harder to kill. When Arch Demons are around Arch Angels, they are mortal.
Neither associated with angels or demons, vampires are a creature that was created by Eve. They no longer know who was the first or whether he/she exists but they are ruled generally by age. Vampires become highly agitated when they live in groups, otherwise known as nests. They become less intelligent and more bloodthirsty than before. Vampires have basic powers of superhuman strength and healing. They require blood on a daily basis, at the very least once a week or they die of starvation. If one has not fed, naturally he or she is weaker. Vampires are weak against holy water, silver, and wood. Dead man's blood also slows they down and disables their healing. They can also be killed by cutting out their hearts or chopping off their heads. Their bodies do not age after they were turned but they do grow fangs. To be turned one must be almost drained then drink from his or her attacker, thus making him or her their maker. Makers have a bond that allows them to command the vampire they created, whom is unable to resist the order, and sense when they are close. The maker bond can be released by verbally acknowledging it.
Angels were the first created by God. They were then given the order to watch over and serve humans once they were created. When an angel rebels, he or she becomes a fallen angel, which means they are no longer bound to the rules of the other angels. A fallen angel simply shares less of the same ideas as the other angels and can turn on its own kind. Angels are very traditional and follow a hierarchical structure where seraphim are closest to God, next are cherubim, the thrones, virtues, dominions, powers, principalities, archangels, and finally angels. Their true form is too radiant for human eyes so they also need a host body. However, unlike demons, they must ask for permission. Their basic powers are possession and healing. Their weaknesses are spells, exorcism, and angel blades. Dead man's blood slows them down and disables their healing. They can also be killed by cutting out their hearts or killing them while they are mortal, which is done by cutting off their wings. An angel's wings are viewable by shadow only. When Arch Angels are around Arch Demons, they are mortal.
Neither associated with angels or demons, werewolves are creatures that were created by Eve. They no longer know who was the first or whether he/she exists but there are rumors of bloodlines that are more "pure" than others. Werewolves are meant to function in packs. They take two forms, one is wolf and the other is human. This transformation is completely independent form the moon since the old days. If ever agitated or hurt, a werewolf's wolf eyes are visible but other than the eyes no other traits are ever visible while human. Instinctively, they crave their wolf form and running or hunting with others. Their basic powers are shifting and superhuman strength. Their weakness is silver, but they can also be disoriented by strong smells or loud noises. They can be killed by cutting out their hearts or chopping off their heads.
Neither associated with angels or demons, fairies are creatures that were created by Eve. Elder fairies serve in the Fairy Tribunal. Long ago they forged an allegiance with elves to help with their integration into humankind's world. Their natural forms are much smaller than humans; when a fairy would become impregnated with a human's child, there would always be complications and the fairy would perish. The child was too large for her too carry. With the men, however, they had no complications with human women completing the term. Elves then devised a way that female fairies could become pregnant without putting their lives in danger by transferring the child into a human woman so that she would complete the term for them. Since then it is less common for a fairy to have a second form. All of their powers now exist in human form. Their basic powers are invisibility and barriers. Using their light, they are able to create protective shields. More advanced fairies may be able to surround an entire building. Their weaknesses are silver and iron. In contrast to other races, they are easily intoxicated and affected by sugary or caffeinated items. Fairies may be killed by cutting off their wings, which leaves them mortal. Their wings are hidden as shadows but can be revealed at will. They are also susceptible to cutting out their hearts or drowning them.
No, the lowest are Grunts (Romano, Sgoria, and Lucchesta) or also called Prospects (Dioguardi, Oceano, and Luciano). Soldiers have a specialty and are set in the family. Grunts or Prospects are not officially in the family yet and do anything (absolutely anything from cleaning feet to taking the heat) the family tells them. They have to build up their cred and discover their talent, then prove it to the family. For this reason, they are NPC's. There should be twice as many Grunts or Prospects as there are soldiers, at least.
❷ Can you define the occupations, please?
Brain - planner and safe cracking specialist
Lookout - person who stands guard during other crimes, often a bouncer or legit profession that can call in from the front of a store
Ex-Government - used to work for the government
Doctor - medical personnel
Con Man - a person that exploits others for money, goods, etc. Similar to robbing but involves human interaction as a main key to its success.
Forger - creates objects, statistics, or documents to deceive. This is commonly for fake i.d.'s, artwork or immigration papers.
Loan Shark - lends money with a fixed interest rate. They often use violence or blackmail in order to get their payment back.
Hitman - killing someone for money.
Pimp - leader and protector of a group of prostitutes
Sniper - hitman that mainly uses a sniper
Drug Dealer - deals illicit drugs
Weapons Merchant - sells the illegal guns
Interrogator - very good at making people talk when under questioning
Explosives Specialist - has a special skill with explosives (not always a hitman)
Mercenary - different from a hitman in that loyalty lies with cash
Widow - marries or has men/women change their wills so they inherit the money then said spouse is killed off
Arsonist - skilled at setting fires
Kidnapper - skilled at taking people hostage
Thief - there are many degrees of thievery from a pickpocket to a full blown bank robbery
Collector - person who usually uses violence, persuasion or blackmail to get things back, typically money for loan sharks
Hooker - woman or man who sells his or her body for money
Host (Club) - woman or man who entertains woman and/or men for money (no sex, typically)
Chemist - person who creates drugs or other substances
Bounty Hunter - catches fugitives for a cash reward
Brawn - the muscle or fighter for operations
Mole - a spy who has worked his or her way into an organization or country
Stripper - pole dancer (typically, no sex)
Spy - a person employed to obtain such secrets
Hacker - uses a computer to steal information
❸ How long have the alliances held?
They were proposed the night before so we will start with them working together the first day. There will be events to help guide this transition.
❹ What is this about motivations? Is that required?
Motivation is a driving force for your character like a goal. It can be as a simple as paying off a debt to the family but generally the more you have given this thought, the better the character. I've had characters that had something that was stolen from them by the family and they needed to get it back or a person looking for her child, paying off any new resources she finds. It is required because it makes sure you aren't just going to stick your character in there for random romance. To settle down can be a goal but I want to make sure I don't get a surplus of those. If you have trouble, discuss it with me.
❺ What if our races were not explained?
I'm trusting you to interpret them as you would like. If you have trouble you can always ask me or any of the other members for help. If a creature has powers implicit in their race like a siren's persuasive sound, that would take up one of your powers. You do not need to embody all of the powers of the race because it may not have been passed down to you. You may choose to give them completely different powers than their race, which can be a risk if it doesn't fit your character, but it also might work. Again, see me for more details.
❻ What is this about the vampire blood in the plot?
Right, I forgot. Vampire blood has properties that act as an aphrodisiac. It causes a high that increases the libido. Demons and angels both cause their human hosts' blood to change as well. Their blood would cause any other being sickness. A werewolf's blood is just like a humans and fairies have blood that acts like liquor. The more that you drink, the more tipsy that you get. Drinking a half a gallon (as much as a blood donation) would get you drunk, not wasted but more than tipsy.
❼ So the basic abilities of a race are our only options for powers?
The powers are generally separate from the race. So if someone wanted to play a demon they would have other powers other than superhuman strength and possession. Those are the basics. Sometimes a creature has other powers that are more complex like a phoenix has regenerative type powers and flames. Someone could interpret this as being immune to flames and maybe even gaining power from flames, enough to be reborn. This would answer the regenerative abilities of most phoenixes while still being original. In other cases, like mermaids, there are abilities like being able to breathe underwater that would be considered a basic power. You can't fight with being able to breathe underwater and in our roleplay it serves little purpose. In this case there would be a blank slate to create whatever power you wanted.
❽ How do vessels work?
Once they have been taken over, the bodies are healed and do not age. They can take damage as usual, unless supernatural being has the power of healing. Once they have been separated, many times the vessels still feels a connection with the supernatural being. They may be able to sense on another but they do not possess any supernatural abilities. While taken over most times the vessels have no control but once in a blue moon they are strong enough to resist the creature's will.
❾ What do the other roles fall under if not angel or demon?
Generally, creatures. Vampires, fairies, phoenixes, and werewolves are all creatures. Creatures are not made, they are born. Sometimes there are exceptions like Inugami who are killed in a certain way then brought back to life as something else but generally, they are born. If you are on the fence, message me.