View Full Version : [Other] Realm of Nightmares [SU/DS]
01-31-2012, 09:39 PM
This is kind of a revival of my old "World of Nightmares" RP, which I personally think had potential if it hadn't died so soon. So I figured why not try it again, with a twist this time?
When one sleeps, they enter an imaginary world created and played out by their mind. Although their bodies remain in the same place, in their minds they can be anywhere doing anything. This phenomena is called dreaming, and every living thing has experienced it at least once in his lifetime. Dreams can take us anywhere at all, even places that do no exist. We can do things that would be impossible in real life, and nothing can hurt us. However, there are times when these wonderful dreams go sour. Instead of being invincible, we’re vulnerable and afraid. Our worst fears come to haunt us as our mind plays them out for us. These horrible dreams are known as nightmares. Normally, no matter how bad it may get, there is no sense of pain; only fear. You cannot feel anything that happens to you, and you can’t die. Even if you are about to die, your mind wakes you up beforehand.
Have you ever thought there might be a reason for that?
Recently, a strange epidemic has swept over the nation. Nightmares have begun plaguing thousands, and many refuse to sleep. Those who have suffered the nightmares for extended periods of time show signs of physical abuse; cuts, gashes, bruises, burns. Any possible way that one could be hurt has been done. It has been reported that several of the victims have died in their sleep, found as a bloody corpse by their friends or family. Scientists and reporters refused to acknowledge the happenings as threatening or the strange epidemic that it is, instead labeling the incidents as suicide.
“Until there is proof of these events spoken of, there is no other way for these things to have happened,” they say. Taking this into account, the boyfriend of a girl who was suffering from the strange nightmares decided to set up a camera and record the incident for the nonbelievers to see. During recording that night, deep gashes could be seen appearing on both of their bodies as they slept. They made no sounds, and no movements; all that could be heard was their deep breathing. However, once the bodies had become bloody corpses, ever this was silenced. The families of the couple published the video online, where it was viewed by millions - including those who had previously dismissed the incidents as suicidal victims. Even though the proof was right before their eyes, they still denied it and accused the couple of pulling a dirty prank.
The incidents continue to plague the world, with the government turning a blind eye to all mention of it. Even the people themselves have decided to dismiss the incidents as cruel pranks. For some, it’s just another horror story for them to get entertainment out of, like Bloody Mary or Candyman. No one but the victims believe.
Claims of a mysterious man appearing just before the dreams turn nightmarish come from many, and each describe him in exactly the same way. Due to such frequent mention of this man, referred to by many as “Freddy”, he has become the icon for the epidemic. Victims have attempted to document their experiences up until the points of their death, in order to help out those who come after them.
Stranger than the deaths from the epidemic are the survivors. Some who have suffered through nightmares for long periods of time go through personality and appearance changes. A survivor who happened to be one of these claimed that it’s a result of being in the ‘nightmare realm’ for a long period of time.
“If you linger in the realm for too long, you will be changed into a nightmarish being. Vampires, Werewolves, demons, any creature that is fearful and blood thirsty. Once you’re changed there’s no going back. If you stay too much longer, you’ll become the nightmare itself.”
No one knew what to make of these claims, except that they were complete nonsense cooked up by a horror fan who wanted to start a ‘new thing’. However, recent escalating deaths from ‘animal attacks’ are making people more wary of this rumor.
The only hope for all who suffer is to defeat this man called “Freddy”. But how are you meant to do that, when you’re trapped in your own dreams? Also, what of this supernatural creature business? Does that mean if you sleep you’ll become a monster?
One thing is for sure. He’ll be after you next. Don’t close your eyes.
1) No godmodding. You CAN get hurt, and your attacks won’t necessarily take out half of the face of the Earth.
2) No bunnying. Don’t control other people’s characters without their consent. It’s annoying.
3) No spamming. This includes OOC.
4) No flaming. Not everyone thinks or writes the way you do. Respect that.
5) Proper grammar and spelling are required. Use Microsoft Word or something to check your spelling. Emoticons are forbidden in posts as well. This does not include OOC.
6) No one liners. Please make your posts at LEAST one paragraph long. Writer’s block is understandable, but one line is not enough for a decent post.
7) Be active. If you have to go somewhere or simply can’t keep up with the roleplay, let one of the RP creators know beforehand.
8) No more than three characters. Normally there’s no limit on this, but too many characters per person can get very confusing.
9) PG-13 romance. You all should know what is and isn’t appropriate on the forum.
10) Have fun!
Name: (Your Character’s name. Last name is optional)
Age: (Character’s age.)
Gender: (Male or Female)
Personality: (Your character’s attitude and outlook on life)
Race: (Are you a human, or have you been turned into a Vampire/Werewolf/demon/etc? If you choose a Supernatural creature, please try to explain how they ended up that way, either in the history or in the roleplay itself)
History: (Your character’s past. At least two paragraphs. Optional)
Greatest Fear(s): (What does your character fear the most? These fears will be the main theme of their nightmares)
Other: (Anything that doesn’t fit anywhere else)
RP sample: (Give me a sample of your roleplaying. If this is your first roleplay, write one out.)
Ashley, Jeremy & Caroline - Kei Ochima
Ichiru & Kiseki - DarkAmethyst
Reservations will last a maximum of ten days. If your SU is not completed by then you will be removed from the reserved list, but may still sign up unless I close the SUs. Also, if anyone has a better title suggestion, I'm all ears..er, eyes. :P
01-31-2012, 10:07 PM
It's been a while.
Reserved blah blah blah
Name: Saito Amano
Personality: I big doodoo head.
History: omg he lives al0n3 cuz his parents died
Greatest Fear(s): Commitment
Other: I still love you.
RP sample: -walks in a circle & falls over- ow
02-02-2012, 05:23 AM
Name: Ashley Gilbert
Personality: Ashley is kind-hearted, very spirited and energetic girl, which sometimes clashes with the more stoic group members. Ashley can act child-like and playful in many ways when the moment is necessary. She tries to maintain a positive outlook and often refers to gloomy or annoying people as "boring people". Her cheerful outlook often makes a stark contrast, however, when she is sad or upset and despite her outwardly happy exterior, she seems to carry some insecurities, particularly when it comes to her own future.
These insecurities sometimes cause her to act jealously towards those that know their path or have obtained what they want out of life. When Ashley has to be serious though, she puts her child-like personality far back behind her and is ready for a fight. Once you get her mad, she lashes out like an uncontrolled tornado. Ashley is the kind of person that no one should mess with, because she will continue to fight until she wins. She appears very sweet and seductive on the surface, but her personality could change in an instant into someone who was impulsive and, at times, not very nice. Ashley only shows this side of herself though when she is around people she doesn't like, so most of the time she is a sweet girl.
Ashley's most prominent features though include her prodigious intellect and cleverness. She is levelheaded, book-smart and is very good with logic. She is often bossy yet unfailingly dutiful and loyal to her friends—a person that can be counted on. Ashley is the kind of person that never strays off the path; she always keeps her attention focused on the job that must be done. Despite Ashley's intelligence and somewhat bossy attitude, Ashley has quite a lot of vulnerability in her personality, as well as a sense of insecurity underneath. She feels utterly inadequate, and to compensate, she tries to be the best at everything she does, projecting a false confidence that can irritate people.
Another personality Ashley has begun to show is depression however, her body shutting down due to the lack of sleep from her nightmares. Her nightmares has caused her to change into a newly Vampire, which is causing her fear as well since she has only been a Vampire for a little over three months. The limitation of the sunlight is beginning to put a strain on her personality as well, the young brunette not being able to step into the sunlight without getting burnt. This limitation from the daylight of the world is beginning to bring nothing but pure darkness in Ashley's heart.
Ashley has dark brown perfectly straight hair that goes down her back halfway. The front of her hair goes down about two to three inches passed her chin, so she doesn't have any bangs, and she parts it slightly to the left. She has light olive colored skin, with no flaws at all. Ashley's eyes are a very dark brown with a few black thin lines going through them like lightning bolts. Once you look into her eyes, you can't take your eyes away from hers'. Ashley stands at 5'3 and weighs about 115 pounds, having a slender body. She has straight white teeth, which gives her a really pretty smile. People always say that she has to be one of the prettiest teenage girls they have ever seen. Ashley wears a pink necklace that is shaped like a butterfly. On her right wrist she wears a silver chained bracelet with a blue key that dangles on the bottom of her right wrist.
History: Could I combine Ashley's and Jeremy's together?
Ashley and Jeremy were born in the same town and were raised there all of their lives, living in the same exact house for all those many years. Ashley and Jeremy were always home schooled however, the two siblings never attending a high school dance or even a glorious prom. With their high grades and both twins receiving a full scholarship they are currently attending the same high class collage but for different degrees; Ashley studying writing to become an Paranormal writer and Jeremy being a professional swimmer. The two siblings thought that they had perfect lives; a full ride for college, living in their own campus dorms and living life to the fullest with college parties after parties, but everything has come to an abrupt halt as nightmares begin to invade the twin's minds.
Ashley and Jeremy are in the third college semester, but towards the beginning of the first semester was when Ashley had started experiencing the horrific nightmares. The young brunette would wake up screaming from them, which would cause her roommate Caroline to awaken from her sleep. The two girls would talk about it with each other, hoping that the nightmares would go away soon. The nightmares never went away however, wounds beginning to appear on Ashley from her nightmares. After a few weeks Jeremy and Caroline began to have them as well, the group not knowing how severe their lives were being threatened.
At the very end of the first college semester Jeremy woke up with a severe sharp pain going along his chest, bringing him to quickly take off his shirt and look into the mirror in his dorm. To his complete shock, four deep gashes were slashed across his chest in perfect lines; at that moment Jeremy realized what had happened. Not too long later Ashley found herself engulfed in darkness as she was trapped in a nightmare, the brunette being trapped for far too long before finally waking up. When she woke up however, her life was changed forever...
Ashley had awakened as a Vampire, not being able to walk in the sunlight as blood lust began to quickly control her. When realizing what had happened Ashley ran away from the college as to not hurt Caroline or Jeremy, separating herself from the world as she tried to learn the lifestyle of a Vampire, to which she couldn't even find was possible. She forced herself to only live off of human blood pouches, using the months to gain control of herself so she could return to college and take night classes as she slept during the day in her's and Caroline's dorm with the curtains of the windows being closed at all times and having the ends taped to the wall so no sunlight could enter.
Greatest Fear(s): Darkness, Sharp Objects and Fire
Other: nope XD
RP sample: :) http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109265
Name: Jeremy Gilbert
Personality: Jeremy is pretty much the ladies man. His good looks always seems to get him into trouble of some sort with girls. Jeremy can be pretty cocky at times and tends to get on people's nerves. His number one priority though is to keep an eye on his twin sister Ashley and protect her from any harm that should ever come her way. He would die for Ashley if he had to. A lot of the times when Ashley meets a boy and if Jeremy doesn't like him, then he will pretty much scare off the boy, which doesn't bother Ashley that much because she's always a magnet for scumbags. People don't want to mess with Jeremy because once you get him mad, all hell will break loose. If you're on his good side though, then he can be a fun loving guy who likes to joke a lot.
Jeremy can have quite a few different personalities towards different people though. If you catch Jeremy's bad side, he can come across as being quite arrogant at times. He is said to possess sociopathic tendencies, being absolutely charming one minute and extremely dangerous the next, showing no remorse for hurting people who have done something to make him mad. Jeremy enjoys toying with people and causing grief to those around him who he think deserves it. If you're on his good side though, Jeremy appears to be a little distant towards some people, though generally polite. He does his best to control his emotions most of the time. His sister, Ashley, is able to stir him to rage quite easily though if she wanted to, but she isn't that kind of person. People just have to be careful to not get on his bad side. If they stay on his good side, then everything will be peaceful.
Jeremy has dark brown medium long hair that he pushes to the right side of his head. He has light olive colored skin with pretty much no flaws at all, just like his sister. Jeremy's eyes are a very dark brown, almost like a black. If you look straight into them, they can become very hypnotizing. Jeremy stands at 6'2 and weighs about 200 pounds, having a slightly muscular body. He has straight white teeth just like his sister, which gives him a good smile as well. Jeremy always wears his sky blue sea shell necklace that his old girlfriend Bonnie gave to him while she was on a trip to the Bahamas.
History: In Ashley's if that's okay
Greatest Fear(s): Spiders, Losing Ashley and Caroline
Other: nope XD
Name: Caroline Forbes
Personality: Caroline is a loyal, supportive friend, someone who would do anything for those she cares about. Caroline is fiercely protective and will always help someone who needs her. She is also fun-loving and popular, though she appears to have a tendency to worry a lot, especially where Ashley’s and Jeremy’s family are concerned.
Another personality Caroline has is that she’s the kind of person who uses her looks to get what she wants. Caroline is described as being very beautiful, which darkens others with thirst and lust for her. She has natural blonde hair and bright sapphire eyes that also darken people with thirst for her. Sometimes Caroline can be seen cool and cold by her appearance. She is portrayed as rather vain about her looks, and has no problem using her beauty to get what she wants. Caroline does care about others, but only if she’s close with them like Ashley’s and Jeremy’s family. She will do everything that she can to make sure she gets what she wants as well.
Also being brazen and brave, Caroline is strong and determined much like her own mother. She is extremely loyal and protective of her friends. She also has a sensitive and loving nature as well. In the start of her teen years, despite having a confident exterior underneath it all, Caroline was just insecure. Caroline felt a recurring sense of insecurity. That tended to make her an overachiever at times, creating flaws and complexities in her personality, leading to various matters that factor into her development as she overcomes them. Especially when it came to Ashley, as she always felt she was in Ashley's shadow. Overtime, she and Ashley grew much closer, and Caroline overcame these insecurities and became more confident in herself. Now that Caroline is older she sees the world in a different light, and she matured as well. She became much more strong-willed; Caroline became much more responsible and protective.
Caroline is naturally beautiful. She has waves of blonde hair and bright blue eyes that are framed by long, dark eyelashes. She has lovely features and a slender figure. As Caroline has gotten older her style has changed dramatically, from a girly style to a more natural look, almost considered tomboyish. When she was a little younger, Caroline dressed very girly and wore bright colors with different hairstyles to suit her outfits. As she progressed as a woman, Caroline's style has changed dramatically; she stayed more natural. Caroline’s skin is a little on the paler side, but it’s absolutely flawless and beautiful. Her bright blue eyes stand out the most, them being a piercing sapphire blue. She stands at 5’4 and has a slender body.
History: Due to living in a Military family, Caroline constantly moved around with her parents while being an only child. She has moved to many states in the United States and even lived in a few different countries, the young curly haired blonde being home schooled as well. Like Ashley and Jeremy, Caroline had applied for a full ride Scholarship and had received it, the young blonde finally staying put in a college as a freshman and rooming with Ashley. Caroline found herself jealous of Ashley however, but when Ashley's nightmares started, Caroline and Ashley grew closer with one another and became bestfriends; sisters really.
Soon after Caroline began to experience the deadly nightmares for herself a wound appeared on her face; the wound was so deep that she was rushed to the hospital. After hundreds of stitches to close the wound and after it had healed over time, a large scar is clearly visible now that goes from the top right corner of her forehead and down to the top of her right eye, and then curves around her eye and travels down her cheek, the scar ending at the tip of her chin. This scar that Caroline has is a constant reminder that the nightmares that her and her friends are going through are more than just nightmares, and the fact that Ashley has turned into a Vampire brings so many questions about what they are actually dealing with and if they stand even the slightest chance against it...
Greatest Fear(s): Drowning and Fire
Other: Nope XD
I hope that's good enough. Let me know if I need to change anything :)
02-02-2012, 02:12 PM
Yay, you were able to join. :D Ashley, Jeremy and Caroline are accepted. ^^
My lazy self needs to do my SUs... xD;
02-04-2012, 02:20 AM
Yay, you were able to join. :D Ashley, Jeremy and Caroline are accepted. ^^
My lazy self needs to do my SUs... xD;
yeah i'll try my best to do this rp ^^ and awwww XD your SUs will be awesome :D
02-05-2012, 07:38 PM
I hope so. Finally finished them today. xD
Name: Ichiru Kagami
Personality: Ichiru is very calm and collected, and normally keeps to himself. The only person he really interacts with is his brother, although he’s not exactly unfriendly. He can come off as a bit distant sometimes, and maybe a little harsh, but he knows when to keep his mouth shut in order to prevent hurting someone. He doesn’t really like to show his emotions, choosing to remain emotionless in most cases, although he’s really a sweet and caring person under his rough exterior. He is annoyed quite easily, although it takes a lot more to actually anger him. Although, if he is angered, Ichiru can and occasionally will grow violent. He acts as Kiseki’s ‘brain’ sometimes, being the thought that comes before his brother’s reckless actions. Although he isn’t very trusting, Ichiru, like his brother, is very loyal to anyone who happens to become one of his friends.
Ichiru doesn't like authority at all, being the type that likes to do what he wants when he wants. However, he will oblige to what he's told if it's reasonable or mandatory. He tends to clash with the leaders of a group a lot of the time, if he doesn't particularly like them, although depending on the situation he will try to adjust his attitude in order to get along with them. Since he analyzes the consequences of his actions before he does them, Ichiru can easily adapt his attitude to get along with or work alongside someone even if he doesn't like them. However, when it comes to Kiseki or anyone else he cares about, he can be extremely reckless and doesn't tend to think much about what he does before he does it.
Appearance: Jet black hair comes down to the nape of his neck in a ruffled mess, and his bangs come down just past his nose, swaying to the left and almost always covering his eye. His eyes themselves are a piercing emerald green, which stand out against his dark hair and somewhat pale skin. He has two piercings at the top of his left ear, as well as a lip piercing; a simple silver stud on his bottom lip that he rarely bothers to take out. Now that he is half demon, Ichiru has fangs much like a Vampire’s which unfortunately cannot be retracted into his gums. Therefore, they are always visible. He also has a scar on the left side of his head near his eye which he normally keeps hidden by his bangs.
Race: Demon/Human hybrid
History: Ichiru and Kiseki grew up with their younger sister, Kotomi, raised by their mother and father. Their childhoods were pretty normal up until around the age of 14, when they woke up one morning to find their father missing. Despite their mother’s protests, the twins went to look for him out of worry and curiosity, only to find a sight that was forever burned into their minds. Their father lay in the street, nearly ripped to shreds - almost as if an animal had attacked him. Neighbors and pedestrians who had been passing by quickly surrounded the scene as the teens’ cries pierced the silence. They later learned from a single witness that he had appeared to be sleep walking, and that the wounds had appeared on his body suddenly out of nowhere. Neither of them understood this, and they didn’t want to.
However, only a week later, both twins began having nightmares each and every night. Some of them were centered around what they had seen, others were random fears. Ichiru was the first to receive physical wounds, waking up one morning with a huge gash across his chest. The large amount of blood loss put him in the hospital, where he passed out shortly after his mother took him there.
Kiseki, who had been having the same dream as his brother, had no idea that Ichiru had been rushed to the hospital, for he was still trapped in the dream. Due to ’twin telepathy’, as they call it, when Ichiru passed out again on the way to the hospital, the twins ended up in the same dream again, so Kiseki’s mind never registered that his brother had left. However, during Ichiru’s second dream, he received a wound on the side of his head, the trauma from the hit causing him to slip into a coma. Kiseki woke up shortly after and rushed to the hospital with Kotomi to find their sibling, who would no longer wake up.
While his brother was in a coma, Kiseki began to notice some changes in himself. His gums were sore, like new teeth were growing through, his senses were stronger, and he was extremely sensitive to the sunlight. His skin was paler and was becoming colder to the touch. When the nurses came to check on him, or even their mother and sister, he could hear their heartbeats, and a strange feeling came over him. He could feel something piercing through his gums, which made him quickly get up and excuse himself to the bathroom, where he saw sharp fangs piercing through his gums, and black veins appearing on his face beneath his eyes.
Knowing fully well that he was a Vampire now, Kiseki left for a little while in order to gain control over himself, using the excuse that he needed some air because of what had happened to Ichiru to slip by.
Ichiru woke from the coma a few weeks later to find only Kiseki at his side. The younger twin had come back to stay with him after regaining control of himself, deciding to use blood pouches and animals as his source of intake. Ichiru noticed instantly that a few things about him had changed. His canines were sharp like a Vampire’s, but wouldn’t retract no matter how much he tried to get them to. All of his senses were heightened in addition to this, and when he looked at something across the room and thought about getting it, it floated straight to him.
However, the amazement toward these new abilities was brought to a halt when the dark haired teen realized that neither Kotomi nor his mother were there. When questioning Kiseki, he was informed that both of them had gone missing shortly after Ichiru went into his coma. In addition to that, Kiseki had become a Vampire while trapped in the nightmare realm with him before the coma.
With their relatives either dead or missing, the twins returned to their home to live on their own, although they still went out in search of their mother and sister every few nights since Kiseki couldn‘t go out in the sun. The younger twin adjusted to living off of blood pouches, and Ichiru found out through research that in order to go out in the sun, Vampires had to wear a bewitched Lapis Lazuli stone somewhere on their bodies. With this in mind, Kiseki set out to retrieve one in order to be permitted to go into the light. Through the same research, Ichiru also found out what he was - a demon. However, thanks to successfully waking up, he was only half demon. If he had stayed in the nightmare realm for much longer, he would have completely changed.
The twins continued to go to school like nothing had ever happened once Kiseki got his Lapis Lazuli stone, but it was still hard to hide their identities - especially for Ichiru, who couldn’t hide his new fangs. When the word began to spread about the epidemic of nightmares going around, both twins instantly knew that this was the same thing that had been happening to them. However, with the government refusing to even listen to the claims, and with both of them being changed into something totally different in their sleep, both Ichiru and Kiseki really have to wonder what they’re really up against…
Greatest Fear(s): Losing people he cares about, fire (despite his own abilities) and dismemberment
Other: Ichiru has suffered memory loss due to the wound inflicted on his head, and can’t remember certain periods of his past.
○Possesses telekinetic, telepathic and healing abilities. When in the nightmare realm, these abilities are enhanced, and he even possesses a type of pyrokinesis, the flames blue and white rather than red and orange.
Name: Kiseki Kagami
Personality: Kiseki’s personality is more or less summed up as a ‘ball of endless energy’. The complete opposite of his brother, he is a very friendly and energetic person, and loves to make new friends. Although he is very smart, Kiseki can be somewhat clueless and/or dense at times. He’s a bit emotional - possibly too much so for a guy, but that just makes him all the more loveable. He isn’t angered easily at all, and even when he is, it’s easy to calm him back down. He doesn’t particularly like to fight, even though he is extremely stubborn. However, if the situation calls for it, he will. Although Kiseki has a very forgiving and sweet nature, if his trust is betrayed, it can be extremely difficult - if not impossible to get it back. However, with loyalty being one of his strongest traits, Kiseki would never abandon someone who needed help - even if it was a stranger. He hates to see others in pain, be it physically or emotionally and is willing to do anything in his power to help them.
Appearance:*points at avatar? :D* Kiseki is the mirror image of his brother, with jet black hair that falls down to the nape of his neck which is always a ruffled mess. His bangs come down a little past his nose and sway to the right, rather than the left, normally covering his right eye. His eyes are a piercing emerald green, and normally can portray any emotion he is feeling with ease. When he becomes angered or is thirsty, they turn a bright crimson red, and the pupils shrink into slits depending on the level of rage. Kiseki’s skin is pale, as would be expected of a Vampire, although since his brother has pale skin as well this normally isn’t enough to give him away. He has a piercing at the top of his right ear, where an earring with a bewitched Lapis Lazuli stone embedded is worn so that he may go out into the sunlight. Because of his bangs, this is normally hidden by his hair.
History: Included in Ichiru’s.
Greatest Fear(s): Sharp objects, losing the people he cares about
Other: Has telepathic and healing abilities due to being a Vampire.
02-05-2012, 08:02 PM
This looks really awesome! Mind reserving me a spot for one or two characters? I'll get them up as soon as I can.
02-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Sure thing. ^^
The Frozen Prince
02-13-2012, 12:14 AM
Hey there :) Didn't RP in a while but would love to get back into it. This isn't dead is it? Really like the plot and have 2 great ideas for characters.
02-13-2012, 12:18 AM
No, it's not dead. Feel free to sign up if you want. ^^
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