App: Silas Jefferson DixonName: Silas Jefferson DixonGender: MaleGroup/Rank: Grimoire/1st RankPosition: Benefactor, Spokesperson, Supplier. (Handles the group's shadier dealings)Age: 166 (physically in his mid-late twenties)Height: 6’2”Species and Lore: Hoodoo ManFirst and foremost: Hoodoo ain’t Voodoo! While they have similar origins, names, and practices, the two also have many distinct differences, the most notable being that Voodoo is a religion (with churches, a hierarchy, and members who are not practitioners) whilst Hoodoo is just straight up magic, the only distinction between any two members being either a teacher-student relationship or skill level.The origins of Hoodoo are not one-hundred percent clear. If you ask most practitioners, they will tell you the first “Hoodoo Man” (as they call themselves) was the Biblical figure of Moses. After all, the magic he used on pharaoh ranged from turning water to blood, raining frogs, turning his staff into a serpent, and su
Character Ref. CynericGENERALName: Cyneric “the Pretender” Godwinson af SúrrGender: MaleAge: 24Height: 6’0”Weight: 190 lbBuild: Lean and muscularSkin Tone: FairEye Color: BlueHair Color: BlackAPPEARANCEWardrobe: Despite his current exile, the Pretender Prince continues to bear the markings and clothing befitting of his station. Sporting a black waistcoat, trousers, and boots. Across his chest he wears a red sash, once symbolic of his office, and on his neck he wears a white cravat. Atop all this is a black coat, worn open and split in the tail for better movement. Atop his head he wears a wide brimmed black chevalier hat, with two large silver plumes. On his belt he wears a long sword made of fine steel (a rarity in the post-cataclysmic world, and something only the wealthiest may afford), a steel dagger, and a flintlock pistol and a small bag of lead balls and powder (his people have a preference towards firearms).Presence: Cyneric holds himself with the pride and statur
AS: Artificial SoulFor as long as Man has believed himself the creation of the gods, he has attempted to emulate those gods. Whether it be by attempting to build mountains of stone in Egypt, or building islands of mud in Holland, he has striven to master the world around him, either in testament or in defiance of nature. But there has always been one accomplishment that has eluded him; an accomplishment argued as God’s greatest masterpiece: Life.But not just the simple life of any organism (oh no, that would be too easy) but life with that most abstract and important of elements: a soul. A life that is not only conscious of the world around it, but of itself, a life which can feel, laugh, cry, and love. These elements, which man has long considered his most flawed, but ultimately his most valuable. To Man’s dismay this ultimate accomplishment has eluded him. That is, until now. In an estimated fifteen years’ time, machines, in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) shall have
Of Otaku and Oddity“Kawaii” is not, despite its sound, an island in the Pacific. However, it is a word that originates from such an island: an island specifically known as Honshu, which is part of the greater Japanese archipelago. “Kawaii” literally means “cute” in Japanese and is the basis for all Japanese art and pop-culture, specifically Anime and Manga. “Anime” is Japanese for “animation” whilst “manga” is the word used for comics and graphic novels. However, despite these general meaning they are often used more specifically to refer to animation and comics, respectively, which originate in Japan.In Japan, Anime makes up about 52% of all non-literary media, whilst Manga makes up almost 80% of all literature. In America it is harder to judge due to the fact that few studies have been done. But the evidence of the growing influence of Japanese pop-culture is evident in that all around we see American youths indulging in Japanese
Robes of WhiteRobes of WhiteLet one pause to consider, if thou will, a world much in form and mechanism as our own. And upon this world there are men. Men whose existance is thusly controlled and influenced by the words of a few. These few being of the most learned and knowledgeable sort. And let one suppose, if thou will, that, in recognition of skill and position, these learned men were clad in robes of white. Thus distinguishing them from their lessers of the mind.At which these white-robed ones speak with absolute authority in all things, for surely they are the most knowledgeable and learned amongst us. And surely the path which they preach is superior to that preached by the black-robed ones before them, and the purple-robed ones who yet preceded them. So it is that, in their awe, the less learned do clamour for the blessing that such knowledge might be imparted upon them.And all the while, the white-robed ones build a great tower in honour of their learnedness, atop the shoulders of
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