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Abyss was originally created in 2003 on MSN Groups. It was rebooted and has been active since July 2013. It is a supernatural creature, modern fantasy RPG that takes place in a fictional Northwest US Coast city.
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Vampires are essentially parasitic creatures, requiring the blood of another for sustenance. With humans being the weakest in most cities, they are the primary prey. Vampires in this way can also transform humans into their own by having the human ingest the blood of the vampire. Since vampires are essentially the undead, they are unable to reproduce, and this is the only way to increase their ranks.
Blood Dolls: Vampires can create slaves from those they choose to share their blood with but may not necessarily change into a vampire. These Blood Dolls mainly serve the purpose of providing a vampire with a constant and clean source of sustenance, although it is common for a vampire to become attached and very protective of their blood doll.
Super Human Strength: The vampire is stronger than the average human. Things like punches can send enemies flying across the room, and if a vampire's nails are sharp enough, they can puncture a chest cavity and rip out a heart with ease.
Super Human Speed: Vampires are fast. Very fast. They can appear as just a blur as they move, and sometimes can even appear to teleport immediately.
Immortality and Regeneration: While the general prevailing theory on vampires is that they are the living dead, and thus immortal, the ability for them to regenerate and heal is still a mystery. But the fact is that vampires, unless special actions are taken while attacking them, can regenerate.
Generations: Vampires that belong to older generations or blood lines are more powerful than those who are created from a more "watered down" bloodline. Their blood is more potent and any species that consumes an older vampires blood is more likely to become addicted.
Fire: Fire is one natural element that can create complete destruction in it's wake. The chemical reaction can char any material beyond recognition, leaving only ash in it's wake. Even vampires can't escape this force, and it is one of their few weaknesses.
Sunlight: Due to the hypersensitivity of their skin in their undead state, the sunlight can cause severe burning on vampires. When exposed over a certain period of time (the age of the vampire determining) this can cause the vampire to burst into flames. (See above)
Attacks to the heart: The original trope was that a good ol' stake through the heart would take a vampire down. Time has shown that it's not only a wooden stake piercing the heart of a vampire will destroy them. Things like knives, poles, thick branches, whatever is capable and strong enough to pierce skin can be enough to kill a vampire if struck through the heart. It's just a matter of getting that close.
In Death...: When a vampire is vanquished, they experience rapid decomposition. Depending on the age of the vampire, they either burst into a bloody mess or a cloud of dust.
Current Vampiric Factions
-Palast der Dunkelheit
These shape shifters are specific to one animal: The wolf. In addition to being able to change into a wolf, werewolves also have a 'Lycan' form that is a mixture between human and wolf, that is more powerful. All shapes can be changed to at will, though on a full moon they MUST take on their wolf form. Excessive time in the Lycan form can lead to a berserker insanity. While werewolves that have been transformed will experience immortality, ones that are born to werewolf parents will age, though they will have a slowed aging process once they mature. To change a human into a werewolf, the saliva of a werewolf must enter the bloodstream of the human, and the human must survive. If the human is killed during the attempted transformation, they can not be brought back.
Super Human Strength: Werewolves are typically pure muscle, and it might have to do with a high protein diet. Especially in the Lycan form, they have strength to be reckoned with.
Advanced Senses: The werewolf's senses of hearing, smell and sight are heightened to that even more powerful than other canines. From sometimes a mile away, a werewolf can catch hints of a person's scent. Their eyes can see well in the dark, and they can hear higher frequencies than typical humans, rivaling that of dogs.
Shape Shifting: Werewolves have three forms they can shift from freely: Human, Lycan, and Wolf. The human and wolf forms are basic enough, taking on the respective attributes, but the Lycan form is a massive brute of pure muscle. If a werewolf spends too much time in the Lycan form, they can begin to lose all sense of sanity. The wolf form communicates through telepathic connections to other wolves. They can also communicate this way with werewolves in human form, but cannot communicate to other species while in Wolf form telepathically.
Immortality/Prolonged Aging: If a werewolf has been transformed from a human, they are immortal. This has been seen as a 'curse' throughout history. But, if two werewolves breed and have offspring, the offspring will possess the same powers, but have an extended life span ranging up to hundreds of years instead of immortality. Due to the long life span, few werewolves have actually witnessed their offspring passing away from old age. They are typically killed before then.
Silver: In what is assumed as a chemical reaction with a werewolf's blood, if silver enters the bloodstream, this will result in severe damage to afflicted organs. Likewise, if the major organs required for functioning life are damaged by silver, the werewolf will likely die. Contact with silver on the skin will cause burns and pain, but nothing lethal.
Forced Transformation: Around the times of the full moon, werewolves are forced to go on 'runs' in their wolf forms. The animalistic desires around this time are too much for a werewolf to resist, and at this moment, he is purely an animal. Some theories indicate this may be more hormone and cycle related than actually pertaining to the moon's phases.
'Berserker': When a werewolf goes into his Lycan form for fighting, he may only remain in it for an hour at most before he begins to lose control of himself. The violent blood of the wolf monster begins to infect that of the werewolf, and he goes into an uncontrollable rage mode. The only way to pull him out of the berserk mode is to defeat him via death or submission to trigger a transformation back.
Current Lycanthrope Factions
-The Guild of Artemis
-The Guild of Broken Ashes
Current Human Factions: N/A
Extended Life: Sorcerers have prolonged lifespan, though are not immortal. A typical sorcerer will live until about 200.
Healing: While not particularly immediately, sorcerers are able to withstand more damage taken to the body. They won't survive being shot through the heart or in the face, but significant blood loss or falling from high places won't kill them either. They will heal on their own, though they tend to use magic to speed up the process.
Magic: The obvious one, sorcerers have the ability to use magic, including casting spells, conjuring demons and hexing.
Heart Control: A strange power, Heart Control involves taking the literal heart outside of a host and controlling it. While it still beats, the owner of the heart still lives, but is now under the power of whoever wields it. They can choose to make the user bend at their will, or just hold them constantly at their mercy.
Holy Relics: As they have demonic influence in their blood, sorcerers are susceptible to the same weaknesses as demons, though not to as much of an extent. They can venture inside churches, though it does give them an uneasy sensation, and holy water will burn, but not as terribly as a demon.
Damnation: Sorcerers, once they die, are banished to Hell for eternity. Some can convince the demons to let them come back as a demon them self, but this hardly ever goes through.
Current Magical Factions:
The Cradle of Dehli
...rule Heaven above. They are the highest tier and most powerful of angels created by God to watch over his newest creation; Man. The Archangel is assigned a particular influence to help out mankind. Each possess a holy weapon or tool gifted to them from the Creator that helps them accomplish their inherited tasks.There are only 7 archangels in existence.
...are spirits of deceased Mankind. They primarily act as guardian angels for particular humans or come together to fight off demons. They possess the same main powers as Archangels but to a lesser degree. They are not held to the same standard as Archangels but can be banished by them if the Heavens see fit to punish them, rendering them spirits in the literal sense, only able to possess living souls which is greatly frowned upon.
Healing: Angels are permitted to use their heavenly powers to heal not only themselves but others. The duration and extent of the healing depends on the age and power of the angel. The longer the deceased has been an angel, the stronger their healing.
Telepathy: Angels can project and receive thoughts of the living. Prayers are communicated and answered in this way. Angels minds cannot be penetrated unless they allow it and in turn cannot freely read minds that haven't specifically called them.
Mortal Weakness: Angels in their physical forms on Earth are subject to the same mortality of humans, taking damage to a lesser extent than humans. Their healing that keeps them alive on Earth. If their physical body is destroyed by ordinary means, their souls are released back to Heaven.
Soul-Eating: A heinous practice among powerful demons or other species. When an angel is weakened enough by temptation of the 7 Deadly Sins they are vulnerable to having their souls extracted and eaten by demons (mainly because they possess the means to remove an angel's holy soul, other species may attempt the same). The consumer is granted temporary heightened powers, immunity against holy relics and areas, and a hyper sense of euphoria. An archangels soul grants even more power but can only be consumed in smaller doses, and kills the one who attempts to devour the soul completely. The consumption of an angel's soul is very addictive and can lead to obsessive hunts to curb the newfound hunger.
Death: If an angel's soul is completely devoured or destroyed (by unholy objects or curses) they do not return to any plane of existence. Their soul has been destroyed and no longer exists.
Current Angelic Factions:
Holy Objects: Demons cannot come in contact with any holy or blessed objects. This includes stepping inside a church, touching crosses, or being drenched in holy water. This will result in excessive burning until death.
Possession: Both a weakness and a power. Demons are parasitic and can only survive with a host body, typically humans as they are the easiest to take over.
Current Demonic Factions:
Crimson Serpents (not limited to only demons)
The Capitol Vices