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Title: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 03:17:19 AM
Ever wonder what some of that graffiti on the subway walls means? Anccent runes and sigils. Or know that crazy old cat lady, who keeps a garden in a vaccent lot, or in pots on her windowsill? She's a witch. Ever feel like you just forget something that you feel is important? Something dropped a memmory charm to make sure you don't remember them. Magic. Thruout human history it's been practiced. Cities have their own brands and twists on it. So, you want to know more? Well, let me show you.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 03:22:59 AM
OFGP.
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Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 09, 2017, 03:41:58 AM
YES
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 03:44:19 AM
Welcome.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 09, 2017, 03:54:16 AM
Diggity down 
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 04:06:57 AM
😁

For refference, I'm going to be posting worldbuilding stuff in the rp discussion thread. Stuff like types of magic, it's rules and limitations, possibly the other races that may coexist with the human population.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 09, 2017, 04:35:08 AM
Yes please
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 04:43:13 AM
Nods.
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Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 05:09:02 AM
Character card.

Name:
Age:
Race:
Type of magic user (if aplicable):
Appearance:
Personality:
Backstory:
Other:
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 06:11:52 AM
Name: Issac Murrow.
Age: 28.
Race: Human.
Type of magic user: Warlock.
Appearance: African-American, tall, broad shouldered, with long dreadlocks. Wears ratty jeans and t-shirts, and a gray jacket, with brown hiking boots, and a messenger bag.
Personality: Bitter, jaded, and sarcastic, hiding a caring, gentle soul who has been hurt far to much.
Backstory: Born in the proverbial gehto/projects, and raised by a single mother, he sought to make life better for the people around him, when the city reached out to him at an angry, bitter 17, directing him to a mentor who taught him the ways of the city.
Other: likes Regge, and corndogs.

Name: Lucius
Age: 537
Race: Demon, subtype Inccubus.
Appearance: Orange skinned, goat horned, and legged, demon tailed, but puts on a glamour to look like a blue eyed platinum-blond, shaggy haired 17-25 year old Adonis, standing just under six foot tall. Wears designer jeans, and button up shirts, and sneakers.
Personality: Accustomed to being manipulative and Narsasistic, he is actually rather lonely, and trying to turn over a new page. Charasmatic, and a skilled player.
Backstory: summoned by a sorcerer, he spent the first 50 years as a servant, supplying his master with power. Once the mortal died, he driffted, passing from town to town, taking his pleasure as impulse lead him.
Other: Speaks with a London accent.

Name: Raynarda (Ray Ray)
Age: 241
Race: Fey,  Nature Spirit, Vulpine form.
Type of magic user: Fay nature magic.
Appearance: 5'2" red hair, blue-green eyes, wears  chiefly  browns and grays. Can take human form as a late teenage girl with long frizzy curly hair.
Personality: Sassy, vivacious, and quite mischievous.
Other: Plays guitar, loves seafood
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 09, 2017, 06:29:17 AM
Heck, I'm in
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 06:54:52 AM
Welcome.

Please be sure to check my world building posts (aka infodumps) in the rp discussion thread. The information there will effect the how kinds of magic work and what you can do with them.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on November 09, 2017, 01:56:05 PM
I can make myself disappear...does that count as magic?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 02:00:15 PM
The manipulation of light and shadow can create that effect.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 09, 2017, 02:47:51 PM
May I join??
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 02:57:53 PM
Most certainly.
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on November 09, 2017, 04:26:21 PM
Name: Glamora Crystal
Age: 435
Race: Dragon
Type of magic user (if aplicable): Draconic
Appearance: (humanoid form); tall, around 5'8", blonde long hair and emerald green eyes. She's tan, but not overly so. Glamora prefers to wear bright, colorful clothes, mainly shimmering dresses. (Dragon); Glamora is a medium sized, shimmering and iridescent European style dragon, with straight horns, small dorsal spines, and narrow long wings. She can walk on hind legs and all fours at her discretion. Her tail resembles a fan made of multicolored peacock feathers. Her fire is many different colors as well.
Personality: arrogant, shrewd, and snotty. She preens over her appearance no matter what her form.
Backstory: Glamora comes from a rich, pure blooded dragon family, and she knows it. She grew up unaccustomed to the mean streets, having almost everything handed to her, including the proverbial silver spoon. Her parents continue to fund her expensive tastes.
Other: Glamora is not the best magic user, given her preference to be given everything. Her laziness has fostered a lack of interest in defensive or usefull magic...she prefers the showier, less practical Stuff to show off to her clique.

Name: USS Wisconsin/BB-64  (will tolerate being called Wisin, but NOT "swiss cheese" or "cheese:)
Age: 74
Race: Demon, subtype cursed demonic ship
Appearance: (current): A black Stymphalian Bird with golden metal feathers and 'armor' (actually part of his body). Red eyes. (Normal): an Iowa class battleship
Personality: cynnical, calculating. Not easily amused. Does not like anything to do with land or the air.
Backstory: Wisconsin was summoned by an arrogant human, and trapped in the form of a Stymphalian Bird while the fool decided to attempt to harness his magical energy. The human mage died, trapping him in the form of the mythological Greek bird until another human will release him (which is not likely).
Other: although he does not have a specific magic focus, Wisconsin has rather effective, if not limited, magic capabilities. Included in this are the abilities to create 'salvoes' of magic energy in addition to the typical metal feathers of a Stymphalian bird, as well as the ability to project a 'ghost' image of his natural form (great for intimidation).
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 09, 2017, 04:41:54 PM
Seems Ok.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on November 09, 2017, 04:46:53 PM
Wisconsin is salty lol

And for godsake don't call him swiss cheese xD
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 11, 2017, 09:59:07 AM
Anyone else?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 11, 2017, 11:04:06 AM
I'll get to it this weekend!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 11, 2017, 11:06:38 AM
K.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 12, 2017, 01:38:57 AM
I think of this as Issac's/this rp's themesong
https://youtu.be/mdkWFPrrZVQ
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 12:43:32 AM
Anyone, anyone?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 14, 2017, 01:33:09 AM
Sorry, I wound up busier than expected D: I'll get it done ASAP
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 01:59:30 AM
OK.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 14, 2017, 02:47:07 AM
Sorry, I wound up busier than expected D: I'll get it done ASAP
Same. I have a draft of a card at least
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 03:13:17 AM
 8)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on November 14, 2017, 04:08:06 AM
Potato!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 14, 2017, 01:18:31 PM
Hey, how young could my human character be?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 01:23:56 PM
Dosn't matter, although there may be some pretty adult content (one of my characters is an incubus after all), so use your own discretion.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 14, 2017, 01:26:06 PM
I was thinking of having her be a child that had to grow up too fast so that would probably work. Also, it's cool if I have two characters, right? Because I just realized this RP is the perfect opportunity to use a sort-of-OC concept I've had laying around for awhile.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 01:29:10 PM
Sure, that's perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 14, 2017, 01:54:37 PM
Hey so I still love the concept of this roleplay and would like to be part of it but can I request that I/my character not be involved in anything sexual 'cause I am not comfy with that
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 14, 2017, 02:41:50 PM
I think that would be fine. If your character's female, Lucius will probably at least flirt though.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 16, 2017, 10:00:51 AM
*calls out and listens to the echo* helo?!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on November 16, 2017, 10:26:35 AM
Potato!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 16, 2017, 01:20:33 PM
yo ima do this still but school is hella hard rn so I can make a character maybe tomorrow hopefully if not then this weekend for sure
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 16, 2017, 01:21:08 PM
👌
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on November 16, 2017, 01:37:27 PM
I think it's safe to say that school and other responsibilities are at a high this time of year, so that's probably why everyone is MIA
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 16, 2017, 01:55:37 PM
Name: Anansi
Age: 1,095 (Appears to be in late teens to early twenties when under glamour)
Race: Incubus
Appearance: Average height for a young adult male, with dark grey skin and twisted brown/white horns that curl around his face. His legs are furry and goatlike, and he has a long tail that does not end in a prong, but rather is slender like that of a rats. When under glamour, he resembles a young adult boy of mixed race - Part African-American, part Inuit - with a rather adorable shaggy dandelion puff of black curly hair that bounces with every step. His skin is dark, but not ebony, as he has visible freckles dotting his cheeks and nose. He has wide, cheerful eyes colored so brown one could mistake them for black (Spoiler Alert: they are black, but who would tell someone that one's eyes are black colored?). He has full lips and an innocent smile, and he likes to wear flannel jackets over graphic tees with tight skinny jeans.
Personality: Anansi is a cheerful, innocent-seeming boy at first, but this is more or less a clever ruse to let people's guards down. He is a mischievous trickster at heart and rather coldhearted, not caring too much about the emotions or well-being of anyone other than him or the people he cares about (not many people!). He is a cunning individual and loves to trick unsuspecting individuals, even more than he loves seducing them with his naive persona (bonus points for when he's able to do both!).
Backstory: During the late Viking era, Anansi and his sister (or sister figure?) were summoned by a young magic user to do her bidding and assist her with gaining power. However, her life was mysteriously cut short when she was found by the others in her village lying dead in her bed, throat slit. The identity of her murderer was and is unclear. Since then, Anansi and his sister lived a life as twin criminals to survive, tricking people out of their hard-earned money so that they could both live as royalty. Traveling with the Vikings to Newfoundland, Anansi and his sister set out living in Canada, where they spent much of their time up until the 1940s, when they headed to Alaska, and then the 1990s, when they moved further into America. Now they're both living in a very nice penthouse apartment, still up to their previous schemes.
Other: Anansi goes by a false identity - Louis Lacivi.

Name: Iktomi
Age: 1,095 (looks a little older than Anansi under glamour)
Race: Succubus
Appearance: Iktomi is tall and thin, and in her demon form has pitch black skin (to the point where her eyes, nose, mouth, and other facial features are pretty much invisible) and long, straight, gazelle-esque horns. Her legs are goatlike but the fur on her legs is much shorter and coarse, like that of a horse's hair. In her human form she is just as tall and thin, with sharp features and freckle-free skin that is slightly lighter than Anansi's. Her hair is long, jet-black, straight, and silky, going down to her mid-back. She is thin to the point of being gaunt, and has half-lidded, dark eyes the same color as Anansi's. Her fingers are long and end in sharp nails, and her teeth are naturally rather long and canine. Her lips are thin and she appears to be in her late 20s. She always looks judgemental.
Personality: Iktomi is quieter and less naive-presenting than her brother, but just as cunning and just as coldhearted, if not moreso. She is sharp and very furtive, and doesn't like to talk unless she absolutely must. Even then, she is short and stoic. She is somehow rather alluring in this sense, and can be very seductive when she wishes to be. She despises overconfident people.
Backstory: Summoned alongside her brother, she traveled by his side and endured all that he did, all the time always being the one pulling the strings. Her backstory and her brother's are pretty much the exact same.
Other: She, too, has a false identity - Lena Lacivi. While she looks older than Anansi, they are essentially twins.

How do these two look?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 16, 2017, 01:58:44 PM
Pretty good.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 16, 2017, 02:15:35 PM
Anansi like the spider? :O I can't remember any specific stories but I remember reading about him as a kid
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 16, 2017, 02:20:26 PM
yes, Anansi and Iktomi are both named after trickster spider gods (of African and Lakota lore, specifically!)!!
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Post by: Catvomitsky on November 16, 2017, 02:21:09 PM
I knew the name Anansi sounded familiar :0 That is awesome
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 16, 2017, 02:30:46 PM
Ooooh, awesome! And super interesting that there're trickster spiders in two solidly seperate belief systems :O
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 16, 2017, 02:36:13 PM
This'll be fun.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 18, 2017, 05:31:11 AM
Name: Jaden Matzel
Age: 19
Race: Human
Type of magic user: Alchemist (pharmakia)
Appearance: Jaden is tall and lanky, with thick, curly black hair that comes to their shoulders when it's not tied up in a sloppy ponytail. They dress comfortably in t-shits and sweatpants. They're usually unshaven and constantly look tired.
Personality: Full of themself. They always think they're the smartest person in the room, and they act like it. Despite that, they don't have much of a sense of self-importance; they see themself (and everyone else) as pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. They don't care much about how they're perceived. They tend to get single-mindedly focused on one thing for weeks or months at a time, neglecting things like interpersonal relationships and personal health and hygiene in the meantime.
Backstory: Nothing very exciting. They've been fascinated with chemistry since they knew what it was and have always pursued knowledge of chemistry; adding magic to it wasn't so much a switch to them as it was a logical next step. They don't believe magic is supernatural; it's just not as well-understood as more traditional branches of science, and Jaden is trying to change that.
Other: Currently trying to create an elixir of life (unless that already exists?), not because they necessarily want to live forever, but because they want to see if they can. They don't care what pronouns people use for them.

Is this good?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 18, 2017, 08:27:12 AM
Yep.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on November 18, 2017, 11:44:46 AM
Rad
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 21, 2017, 05:01:10 AM
Back street back ALL RIGHT
I promise I'm not neglecting this rp, I'm just busy and will get to it probably within the next few days.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 21, 2017, 05:47:47 AM
Ho hum.....
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Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on November 23, 2017, 08:52:48 AM
Name: Ashley Bennett
Age: 19
Race: Human
Type of magic user (if applicable): Witch
Appearance: Ashley is African American/black/whatever descriptive term gets me in the least amount of trouble. She has cocoa-colored brown skin, and her tightly coiled black hair barely grazes her shoulders. She has brown eyes that appear almost black, and she has multiple piercings in the cartilage of her ears, and one through her septum. Ashley likes to dress in more of a punk rock style, with lots of black and some colors.
Personality: She's a confident, stubborn, take charge type of person who doesn't back down from anything easily. Ashley is not shy about using her magic for any reason, and she can be a bit of a troublemaker.
Backstory: Ashley spent her early childhood in and out of various foster homes, but was finally adopted by the Bennetts at age nine. Since then, she's had a relatively stable life, without much to talk about. She's been mischievous since a young age, which has gotten her in trouble many times, but other than that, her life has been pretty ordinary.
Other: She learned some basics of magic from one of her foster siblings as a child. When she left that family, she found strangers who were willing to teach her, and some she taught herself.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2017, 06:25:27 AM
Looks pretty good. You probably want to change race to human, and put witch in the type of magic slot. And maybe a bit on how/where she learned magic.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 06, 2017, 01:42:54 AM
Just edited it :)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 06, 2017, 02:39:56 AM
👍
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2017, 02:38:03 PM
Is everyone ready to start?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 12, 2017, 03:25:33 PM
I am!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 12, 2017, 03:27:23 PM
yee!
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 12, 2017, 03:33:10 PM
Totes dude
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2017, 01:04:12 PM
Anyone else?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 15, 2017, 02:12:52 PM
I just realized I never posted my character card for this? Got overwhelmed by life and stuff. I'll finish it and post it now
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2017, 02:34:58 PM
😳
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Post by: Catvomitsky on December 15, 2017, 03:05:21 PM
Here it is! Sorry again ahh


Name: Aja Virtue
Age: 15
Race: Human
Type of magic user (if applicable): Alchemist
Appearance: Aja is short and scrawny. She has olive skin and short hair that she usually keeps in a high ponytail, which kinda makes her look like a turnip (but don't tell her that). Her wardrobe consists almost entirely of graphic band tees and maybe a bomber jacket if it's cold outside.
Personality: Aja is caustic and usually on the defensive. She tries to act hardened and street-smart, but most people see her as a prickly-mannered teenager who's more inconvenient than an actual threat. Whenever alchemy comes into he picture, she'll drop that act and become an eager, mature student. More than anything she wants to trust people, but letting others in is something she struggles with.
Backstory: She was introduced to magic from her maternal grandparents, but her mom and dad didn't approve. They forbid her from learning magic and basically did everything they could to keep her, whose abilities they despised, out of the house once she was old enough. Which of course only made it easier for her to learn magic.
Other: She chose Alchemy as a branch of magic because it was more accessible to learn chemistry and add magic onto that. She also has a treasured golem that she refers to as her "familiar".
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2017, 03:13:25 PM
Just to clarify, Witch and Alchemest are separate schools of magic.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on December 15, 2017, 03:17:12 PM
Wait but you said:
Can alchemists be witches or sorcerers?
Yes, although because witch is the most common, it's also the most likely to blend with another strain of magic. It's less common for other strains to blend.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2017, 02:08:27 AM
Then maybe I'm just reading your wording wrong.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 16, 2017, 04:04:41 AM
What do you need me to clarify or change? I'm confused :P
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 16, 2017, 04:14:15 AM
My understanding was that someone can be a witch and also be an alchemist but that alchemy was not a subset of witchcraft
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2017, 04:47:56 AM
Right. That's what needs changed.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on December 16, 2017, 07:32:35 AM
Ohh. I changed it, is it okay now?
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2017, 08:05:39 AM
Great.
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Post by: Catvomitsky on December 17, 2017, 05:55:54 AM
Cool, then I'm ready to start when you are.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2017, 06:38:24 AM
Alrighty then, here we go.

Isaac stepped off the metro and melded into the crowd around him, looking like just another tired young man on his way home.

Lucius parked his bike and strolled into the bar. He was feeling the need for a few drinks, and a girl for dinner.

Raynarda's guitar screamed its final notes, and her small audience applauded quietly, leaving a small amount of change in her guitar case. Her ears twitched under her hair, catching the squawk of police radio's. Ttime to make tracks. She stuffed her instrument in it's case and dodged into the crowd, looping into an alley.
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Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 17, 2017, 08:10:02 AM
Glamora was walking outside some bar, headed to the Gucci store. She held an air of arrogance as she pranced on expensive high heels.

Something watched Raynarda with narrowed red eyes. A bird, bigger than any normal bird, glistened, it's metallic feathers gleaming slightly as it ruffled it.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 17, 2017, 03:52:29 PM
Anansi hummed a jovial tune to himself as he exited the coffee shop and dodged passerby, Iktomi silently following with two cups of coffee in her hands.
"Where to next, dear sister?" He asked sweetly, clapping his hands together and turning on his heel. "There's a clothing shop I want to see, would you like to follow me?"
Iktomi said nothing and merely stared.
"Wonderful!" Anansi singsonged and turned heel to head to the Gucci store, Iktomi silently following.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2017, 04:05:14 PM
Isaac's eyes landed on the young woman dressed in far to gaudy clothing. Dragon. Just like She said. His metaphorical third eye felt the currents of raw power emanating off of her. Then his eyes caught another set of auras. Dark magic. Demonic. F**k

RayRay stepped into a shadow, and seemed to dissolve into the breeze.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 17, 2017, 08:09:36 PM
Ignorant of any onlookers, the young Dragon entered the store, ignoring all others and browsing their most expensive selections.

The metallic bird watched with mild interest, but didn't seem particularly surprised.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 19, 2017, 06:40:50 AM
Ashley perused the racks at Gucci, though she wasn't actually interested in buying anything. More important was the matter of her skills - would it be easier to try changing the price listed on the tag, or to change her money into the correct amount she would need? Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 19, 2017, 11:21:07 AM
Loitering outside the Gucci store, Aja tried to look inconspicuous. She'd gotten shooed away from storefronts just because she looked like she came from the wrong side of the tracks. That was true, she supposed, but it was still annoying. A couple of interesting passerbys caught her eye as she idly people-watched. Hmmm...
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2017, 11:44:10 AM
Isaac stepped into the store, drawing some looks from the patrons. "You're new." He commented in a conversational tone, stepping next to the dragon.

"It's rude to stare you know." RayRay materialized behind the bird.

Lucius grunted when he collided with someone in front of a Gucci store. "Sorry, didn't see you there."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 19, 2017, 01:08:25 PM
Aja's stakeout was interrupted when a stranger knocked into her. "Hey, why don't you watch-" she paused as she got a proper look at the man who bumped into her. "That's a glamour, isn't it? What're you doing walking around with a glamour?" She emphasized her message with a hard poke to the glamoured stranger's sternum.
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Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2017, 01:40:18 PM
"Wot, you can't smell the bloody brimstone Luv?" He pulled out a pack of cigarettes and lit one up.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 19, 2017, 02:54:00 PM
She took a step back from the stranger. "All I can smell is the stench of cigarette smoke, you weirdo." Around the corner, Aja's golem perked up in its hiding place in the shadows of an alley, waiting to defend Aja should things go south.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2017, 03:29:37 PM
"Yes, I probably should quit, shouldn't I?" He smiled wryly. "Once again, I apologize for not paying attention." He ground the light out in a nearby ashtray. "So you're a magic user?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 19, 2017, 03:46:15 PM
"Yes, I am." Aja crossed her arms. "And what are you?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2017, 03:50:30 PM
"The reincarnation of Elvis." He quipped. "I gave you a clue when I said brimstone."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 19, 2017, 10:19:06 PM
Glamora glanced at the guy who spoke to her. "Hmpf." She ignored him and kept browsing.

The metallic bird seemed not particularly surprised or startled. "And who might you be, to call me rude?" His accent was American, and his tone was very dry.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 19, 2017, 11:58:41 PM
Anansi and Iktomi entered the store, Anansi having somehow changed his subject of chatter from the store itself to a viral video he saw about a husky puppy that didn't know how to bark. It was apparently, according to the smaller man, adorable, but the expression on Iktomi's face was unwavering. Scanning the faces of the other residents, Iktomi's dark eyes rested on a woman who was very clearly either very rich or a dragon - Or both. Meanwhile, Anansi finished his rather loud one-sided chatter and rushed forwards to look at shoes, his eyes widening at an incredibly expensive pair of high-heeled boots.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 19, 2017, 11:59:21 PM
"The reincarnation of Elvis." He quipped. "I gave you a clue when I said brimstone."
"I don't know if you're a trickster demon or just some weird homeless guy or what, but I've got a familiar that could pulverize your pretty-boy face into the pavement," Aja threatened, unconsciously raising herself up on the toes of her boots to narrow the gap between herself and the nearly six-foot "Elvis".
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2017, 01:01:34 AM
"I'm going to ask nicely once. Please don't cause any trouble. The City'd appreciate it," Isaac pulled out a Cliff bar to munch.

"You've got moxy." He chuckled. "I'm actually an inccubus. My name's Lucius." He held out his hand.

"No one important. Just a girl wondering why you're staring at me."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 20, 2017, 02:48:51 AM
"And who are you?" She sneered.

The bird preened. "I don't need fae magic"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2017, 03:21:28 AM
"Isaac Murrow, Warlock." He held out his hand.

She snorted. "At least I don't need to draw on people's fear for it."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 20, 2017, 03:58:36 AM
She just stared at his hand. "It was rhetorica."

He stopped preening and stared at her. "You think I'm some kind of bird demon, huh?"

Those who could see aura would not have seen a bird for him, but an intangible, ghostly ship...a warship. An Iowa class battleship.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 20, 2017, 01:03:55 PM
Iktomi stared at the dragon woman and the man with her, eavesdropping on the conversation. It sounded to her like the dragon woman didn't like the man very much. Weighing the pros and cons of seducing a dragon, she decided that the potential riches to come from a positive bond outweighed any cons. Leaving her brother to gawk at boots, the immensely tall succubus made her way over to the duo.

"Sir." She crossed her arms as she looked at the man - The one who introduced himself as Isaac Mur-Whatever. "I don't think she wants to talk to you." The sentence itself was a lot more than she usually spoke, but her dead-eyed expression was unwavering. "So stop bothering her."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2017, 01:18:20 PM
"I just wanted to welcome you to the city, and ask you not to make to big a mess. Also you may want to see Atross if you haven't. He's the head of the dragon community here." He turned to the "girl" who chose to approach them. "What's it to you Succubus?"

"I recognize the aura of a demon who feeds on fear and misery. Your shape is less relevant."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 20, 2017, 01:25:18 PM
"Ew. A succubus..."

"I haven't fed off anyone's fear or misery for a very long time." He snorted. It was true. Wisconsin had sat rather peacefully at the port of Norfolk since World War 2 had ended.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 20, 2017, 04:00:42 PM
"I'm going to ask nicely once. Please don't cause any trouble. The City'd appreciate it," Isaac pulled out a Cliff bar to munch.

"You've got moxy." He chuckled. "I'm actually an inccubus. My name's Lucius." He held out his hand.

"No one important. Just a girl wondering why you're staring at me."
"An incubus, huh? Don't get any ideas." Aja extended her hand. "I'm Aja, alchemist."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2017, 04:49:14 PM
"No funny business. Right." Lucius shook her hand. "So you can probably guess why I need a bloody glamour."

"So why are you a f*&$ing metal bird?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 20, 2017, 04:51:36 PM
Glamora kept shopping.

"A human thought it would be funny. I didn't find it amusing in the slightest." The bird looked rather bitter about it.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 20, 2017, 05:04:02 PM
"Fair enough," Aja conceded. "Do you know those people in there? I've been watching them, and they seem...suspicious." She pointed inside the Gucci store, where several people could be seen through the display window.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 20, 2017, 11:46:55 PM
"I just wanted to welcome you to the city, and ask you not to make to big a mess. Also you may want to see Atross if you haven't. He's the head of the dragon community here." He turned to the "girl" who chose to approach them. "What's it to you Succubus?"

"My name is not 'Succubus'." Iktomi snarled. "I'd rather you not call me that. Warlock. I just saw how you were making a woman uncomfortable and decided you needed to stop."

"Ew. A succubus..."

"Thank you. I am literally right here." Iktomi's expression was unwavering. "I am so glad that when I try to help people I get such polite responses."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2017, 01:07:17 AM
"Alright, can I get a name?" Isaac leaned against the shelves.

"Looks like an inccubus/succubus pair, a dragon and a Warlock." Lucius chuckled. That sounds like the beginning to a joke."

"Most people would probably find you terrifying." She morphed into a regular sized fox sprawled out on a nearby roof.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 21, 2017, 01:17:14 AM
"Glamora."

"Yes, depending on the circumstances. You read auras?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 21, 2017, 02:02:15 AM
Iktomi narrowed her eyes, choosing instead to give her false name. "Lena." She deadpanned, staring at Isaac and then at Glamora. Quite frankly, with the dragoness' rather rude (And probably racist - or species-ist? In any word, intolerant) reaction to her arrival, she was beginning to wonder if getting on her good side would be worth it.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 21, 2017, 02:38:18 AM
"More incubi? Is this like a spawn point for you guys?" she squinted. "Looks like they're having a disagreement, or about to anyway."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2017, 03:16:27 AM
Isaac shook his head. Dragons, always looking down on everyone else. "I'd say it's a pleasure to meet both of you, but we're all off to a bad start, and I don't think you's like me." He looked over at Glamoura. "Just realize that being
An oversized fire-breathing lizzard with to much money and time doesn't make you God." To Lena, he said. "Please don't eat anyone I like, OK?"

"Looks like...oh that's Isaac Murrow. The Warlock that is. He's probably the bloody welcoming committee."

"Not really. Just enough to get by." She stretched lazily. "I'm Ranarda, but most people call me RayRay."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 21, 2017, 03:50:16 AM
"Hmpf! How typical! Not knowing how to treat a dragon! So normal for the common folk these days!"

The bird fluffed up his feathers, making a rattling noise. "I'm the USS Wisconsin. BB 64. Iowa class."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 21, 2017, 03:55:13 AM
Ashley's ears had perked up at the word succubus, and when she looked over, she could barely see the edges of the glamour Iktomi wore. Well. If there were succubi around, she probably needed to get out of there. Ashley was not getting her soul sucked out of her today, no thank you. She looked at the pair of shoes in her hand and held her other hand over it, fidgeting with the tag until it read "75% off". Now, to just change her money.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on December 21, 2017, 04:55:33 AM
(Okay probably about time to say that Iíve been recovering from having my wisdom teeth out so Iíve been either a lil high on painkillers or hurting constantly since Monday so I am not comprehending any of this but Iíll find a way to hop in when Iím feeling better)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on December 21, 2017, 05:36:18 AM
"Hmpf! How typical! Not knowing how to treat a dragon! So normal for the common folk these days!"

"I agree that he did seem a little rude." Iktomi deadpanned, now internally debating whether or not she wanted anything to do with this woman.

Anansi glanced over at his sister, and then at a woman nearby holding a pair of shoes. Cute shoes. He narrowed his eyes. He wanted those shoes.
"Hey, ma'am?" He gently keened, approaching Ashley. "Are you planning on buying those shoes? Because they're adorable and I would love them." Putting on a cutesy smile, he hoped that his skills at persuasion would work.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2017, 05:45:44 AM
"Don't have time for the airs of a prissy spoiled dragonling who probably throws a fit if her latte comes out wrong." He turned and walked away.

"Nice to meet you, featherweight." She rolled onto her side.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 21, 2017, 06:27:23 AM
She ignored him and went back to shopping.

"You can call me Wisin."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 21, 2017, 08:21:53 AM
Isaac shook his head. Dragons, always looking down on everyone else. "I'd say it's a pleasure to meet both of you, but we're all off to a bad start, and I don't think you's like me." He looked over at Glamoura. "Just realize that being
An oversized fire-breathing lizzard with to much money and time doesn't make you God." To Lena, he said. "Please don't eat anyone I like, OK?"

"Looks like...oh that's Isaac Murrow. The Warlock that is. He's probably the bloody welcoming committee."

"Not really. Just enough to get by." She stretched lazily. "I'm Ranarda, but most people call me RayRay."
"Isaac Murrow..." Aja turned the name over in her head, trying to remember where she'd heard it. "I think I'll go in and join the fun." Walking into the store, she tried to come up with the best way to introduce herself.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on December 21, 2017, 09:11:14 AM
Ashley raised an eyebrow at the stranger, her eyes going straight to the edge of the glamour. Her hand reflexively gripped the shoes tighter. "Then go get your own. They're on that shelf," she said, nodding at it.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2017, 04:51:49 PM
"Looks like they're done with whatever they're talking about." Lucius followed her.

"Whatever you say Featherweight." She closed her eyes.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 21, 2017, 05:02:19 PM
The dragon bought some expensive bags and shoes.

The bird looked at her, and then projected an image of himself.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 23, 2017, 11:57:52 AM
Isaac spotted a familiar face. "Lucius."
"Isaac." He turned. "This is my new acquaintance, Aja. Aja, Isaac Murrow."

"Nice illusion." She yawned. "You're big, scary, and probably compensating for something. Now, if you don't mind, I'm trying to take a sunbath."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 23, 2017, 12:00:58 PM
Glamora began strolling to her car, a very nice looking Porsche.

"It's not a mere illusion. It's my real body." He spread his wings and was in the air after a powerful flap.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 24, 2017, 03:06:14 PM
"And for now, you're a metal bird Featherweight." She sassed.

(I guess people are busy with the holidays.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on December 25, 2017, 02:40:03 AM
Isaac spotted a familiar face. "Lucius."
"Isaac." He turned. "This is my new acquaintance, Aja. Aja, Isaac Murrow."

"Nice illusion." She yawned. "You're big, scary, and probably compensating for something. Now, if you don't mind, I'm trying to take a sunbath."
"Pleased to meet you." Aja extended a hand, the excitement of getting an introduction to (if the rumors were correct) such a talented sorcerer temporarily suppressing her usual impoliteness.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 25, 2017, 02:44:10 AM
Glamora huffed, and wenter into a Coach store.

"And for now, you're a metal bird Featherweight." She sassed.

(I guess people are busy with the holidays.)

"A bird for only a short time. Soon I will find a human and convince them to return me to my desired state. 5hen, I will return to Norfolk!" He zipped towards one of the wealthier districts, landing on top of a store and watching the rich humans and supernaturals below.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 25, 2017, 09:14:09 AM
"Nice tah meet yha too." Isaac shook her hand. His eyes darted to Lucius briefly.
"She knows." The inccubus commented.

"And why exactly would someone do that?" She floated after him on the breeze.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 25, 2017, 09:34:10 AM
Glamora purchased some items.

"Because humans take pity on things less fortunate than them." He stared at Isaac. This guy SMELLED like a wizard...he had to be careful or this guy would probably sense his aura.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 26, 2017, 12:01:55 PM
"Yeah, and they also destroy things they fear." She snarked. "Oh look, a dragon."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 26, 2017, 12:21:09 PM
Glamora exited, and saw the bird. "Ew, a giant flying rat!"

"Why would they fear an innocent bird?" He then glared as he heard what the dragon said.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 26, 2017, 12:31:41 PM
She flicked one of his feathers, her claw making a tink sound on the metal. "Do innocent birds had feathers like that?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on December 26, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
"When's the last time you've seen a mean mythological bird?" He flew closer to Isaac, looking at hin with big round bird eyes sweetly.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 29, 2017, 04:44:46 PM
(So I guess people are busy with the holidays.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 02, 2018, 01:40:53 PM
(Bump.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on January 02, 2018, 01:47:03 PM
(I don't think anyone except you and I are here for this)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: BlueberryDoughnut on January 02, 2018, 01:49:48 PM
(I'm waiting for a reply from Cabbie.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 02, 2018, 01:59:03 PM
(Yeah, I'm waiting for everyone to reply before I continue.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on January 02, 2018, 02:31:39 PM
(And im waiting for you to reply xD)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 04, 2018, 02:55:57 AM
(So Cabbie pmed me, to say that they're to busy with school and other rps, and that we should continue without them.)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: GreyCaboose on January 04, 2018, 11:22:08 AM
(Sorry, guys - But yeah, winter break ending has taken my inspiration for 90% of RPs away, and I already have a super bad problem with hyperfixating on one thing and exhausting myself, and I just don't want to slow you all down any more! Please move on without me!)
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Catvomitsky on January 07, 2018, 04:36:45 PM
"Likewise." Aja's eyes flickered to the bird flitting around Isaac. "Is that your familiar?"
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on January 07, 2018, 04:45:11 PM
"Nope." He glared at the...thing. "I serve the city, not a demonic lord."

"He's rather bloody annoying about our presence on this plain." Lucius grumbled. "Seems to think we'll corrupt it or something."

"Told you it wouldn't work Featherweight." RayRay glided over, and humanized her form.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on January 07, 2018, 04:51:53 PM
"I am most certainly not a familiar." He folded his wings like arms. "I am someone who was turned into a bird. I would be appreciative of assistance in this matter, actually."
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on July 01, 2018, 01:16:14 PM
"More accurately, you're a some type of demonic entity bound into a phisical form." Isaac starred blankly.
Title: Re: Backstreet Mages
Post by: Imperial Star Destroyer on July 01, 2018, 05:18:34 PM
"Close, but not entirely accurate. I have a physical form, I'm just bound into a different one by someone who was a little greedy." he huffed.