Plot: When the first Aberrants appeared in the kingdom of Pless 50 years ago, there was widespread panic. In a medieval world whose people were deeply superstitious, the thought of humans who possessed mysterious powers struck fear into the hearts of Plessians. Those who were discovered to have powers were persecuted and often burned at the stake. Neighbors, coworkers, and even close friends would sell them out to the authorities, who would imprison, experiment on them, enlist their help to capture other Aberrants, or simply hunt and kill them. Their children would meet the same fate for fear that they might inherit their parents' powers or develop them later on. Aberrants and anyone close to them are denied a normal life or any life at all. Maybe you are one of these Aberrants and must survive in this world without being discovered, or hunt fellow powered humans if the kingdom has turned you over to its side. Or you possess no such powers and hunt them with your blades and bows. Are you one of those Aberrants who runs rogue and wreaks havoc wherever he/she goes? Perhaps you're just an ordinary citizen who sympathizes and does not see them as demons and witches. Rules: 1. Follow all Pokécharms rules. 2. PLEASE spell, capitalize, space, punctuate, and use grammar correctly throughout the RP. If your bio fails at that I can't accept you. 3. Make posts sufficiently long to give others enough to respond to. No one-liners. 4. Romance is allowed. No porn or anything like that but if you want to take your relationships to that level find a mature way to say it, like "they consummated their relationship." 5. READ BELOW for RP-specific rules, and have fun! Info: You can be pretty much anyone in this RP, though I would like to see people on both sides. The kinds of weapons you can have include knives, swords, bows, and even guns (primitive ones are ok, more modern ones like machine guns are not). If you have another weapon in mind ask me about it. You can still carry weapons if you're an Aberrant. As for powers, keep these reasonable (like Sem says in the General Role Play rules, "destroying a planet with sheer thought is taking it too far.") One power, please, but your power can manifest itself in different ways. That means if you have the power to control fire, for example, don't also give yourself the second power to shapeshift. If you want to shapeshift and your power is fire, the shapeshifting has to be fire-based (has to be achieved through the use of your power). This takes place in a mostly medieval setting, so you'll see a lot of horses, castles, cottages, and stone pathways. The socioeconomic disparity in Pless means that some towns and cities can appear more modern than others. Note that medicine is far more developed than any other area, because the kingdom has been actively researching and experimenting on Aberrants and given the bulk of its funding to hospitals for the past 50 years. The government wants to be able to detect traces of powers even in the womb. If you've read everything in this post, type "Stargazer" somewhere in your bio. Any questions? Bio: Name: First and last if you want but first name will suffice. Age: Gender: Personality: Write enough here, but you can also leave some out to give room for character development in the actual RP. Appearance: You can have natural blue, red, green, etc. hair in this if you want. It's not that uncommon in Pless. Power: If you're not an Aberrant, say N/A. Weapons: If you don't carry any, N/A. Other: If nothing, N/A. Backstory (optional): This can be a general summary of your character's backstory, or you can write it like an RP post with the past events happening here if you want. You can even write it in the present while your character reflects on his/her backstory in a flashback. Whatever you like, if you choose to include this. If not, you can choose to reveal your history as the story progresses. Include when you acquired your powers, if you are an Aberrant, and give us an idea of what side you're on. Spoiler: My Bio Name: Neta Briarwood Age: 17 Gender: Female Personality: Neta is very soft-spoken, timid, and humble. She has a kind, almost angelic, air about her. Her submissive demeanor sometimes gets her into trouble, however, because people mistake kindness for weakness and try to prey on her. She does not like to resort to violence and passes out if she exerts herself too hard. Appearance: 5'8" with green eyes, pale skin, and long, beautiful blonde hair, Neta has a voluptuous figure that draws a lot of unwanted attention to her. So she dresses very conservatively in a light green A-line dress with long and frilly sleeves. Power: N/A Weapons: She wears a silver ring on her left hand. Instead of a gem, there is a glass encasing of a small patch of dirt on it. "Plant X," a large, sentient vine that is the cross of 15 different plant species, lives in the dirt and shoots out if Neta's life is in danger. Neta exercises a degree of control over the plant, although it sometimes acts on its own. She does not have any powers herself, but her powered ring cannot be removed unless her finger is cut off. Should that happen, Plant X would die because it feeds off of her. Other: Stargazer Backstory: Neta had been a weak and sickly child for as long as she could remember. She is the daughter of famous botanist Dr. Adrian Briarwood, who created Plant X and had her wear the ring. Until the age of three, she lived with her mother and father on a large property with a greenhouse and a research lab on a hill that overlooked the town below. A three-year-old Neta and her father went into town one morning to see the local florist. On the way, they saw a man cornered in an alley by three other men armed with knives. Neta's father snuck up from behind and knocked them unconscious with his power, saving the man. The young Neta woke up that night to a loud crash and peered out the window to see her house on fire. Plessian soldiers had broken through the door and stormed the home in search of Neta and her parents. That cornered man had ratted them out! When she witnessed her beaten and bruised father getting dragged out and taken away, she burst into tears and opened her mouth to scream, but a hand covered it in the darkness. It was her mother, who led her out a back entrance and into the bushes. They made it to the town below unseen and caught a ride on a cart carrying slaves. When they reached the third town over, her mother told Neta exactly where to go - a restaurant & inn owned by a close friend. That was the last she saw of her as the three-year-old was kicked off the cart and her mother was sold into slavery.