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The Nine ([personal profile] thenine) wrote2016-11-03 01:29 am

Applications

APPLICATIONS




Since the game is in the closing process, applications are permanently CLOSED.
Reserves are currently CLOSED.

Please be sure to review our FAQ, rules, and taken page!

Player Cap: 38/60

Please note that reserves only hold the character for you to apply with. Should all player slots be filled before the end of the scheduled application round, applications will close at that time. Due to the limited number of player slots, revision requests will be given a 24 hour window for re-submission.

To submit your application during an open round, copy and paste it directly in a comment here. If your application exceeds the character length, please only use one top-level and reply to it with as many comments as needed.

Please title your comments in the following format:

CHARACTER NAME | CANON | RESERVED/NOT RESERVED

Player



Name:

Age:

Contact:

Preferred Pronouns:

Other Characters: If this is your second character, please list your first here.

Character



Name: Please include any known aliases as well.

Age:

Memory Option: (1, 2, 3 -- see HERE for more information).

Established Status
: Y/N. If yes, please state for how long (up to five years, more information can be found here) and detail briefly what they've been doing since they've come to Overjoyed. Please note that no memory regains will be possible prior to game-start: this option is only available to allow you to better establish your character and their potential organizations/business/etc.

Canon:

Canon Point:

Citizenship: Please review the settings guide and job guide, as not all characters will have citizenship. This will be very important for plot events and will not be easily changed once accepted, so consider your options carefully.

Job: See our jobs, FAQ, and culture pages for more information. Who they work for--whether it's The Company, The RAC, or another option, will have a significant impact on their daily lives. The most important thing to bear in mind is that the job should make sense for the character--we probably wouldn't have Gundam Wing's Heero become a pastry chef (though that would be its own level of awesome), and likewise, Ash Ketchum probably isn't suited for biomedical engineering.

* Level: For characters who are applying as members of the RAC, please state the level you believe is the most logical starting point for them. Keep in mind that no one begins higher than a level 4.

Abilities: For an overview of how your character's canon powers can translate to Overjoyed, please review the FAQ, powers guide and/or hit up the brainstorming meme where a mod will be happy to work with you. In short, we will only be nerfing those abilities deemed game-breaking, but will require that magical abilities translate into more scifi iterations of themselves. Additionally, you will need to classify your abilities between minor and major and explain why you chose that classification. Minor abilities will be available from day one, but major abilities can only be regained through AC purchases.

This section should also include any standard physical or mental abilities that are noteworthy about your character.

Personality: We expect this section to be thorough and as comprehensive as possible. While we understand that the nature of an AU-bending game will skew a canon personality, we ask that you refrain from heavy use of headcanon and, in the instances where you do use it, provide your logic and reference canon to back it up. Things to consider in this section: How do they react to conflict? What are their strongest traits and their weakest points? In their worst moments, what are they like? How about when they're at their best? We want to see well-rounded characters--no one is perfect and no one is completely flawed.

CRAU: Yes or no. If yes, please provide a brief summary of the world setting they're coming from, the developments and/or formative experiences that occurred during the time they were there, and a link to the game's main navigation page.

AU History: This is the section where you will blend the world setting with your character's original history. Because we realize that this isn't the easiest task, we want to make it as painless--and as fun--as possible. If you're struggling for ideas, please don't hesitate to hit up the brainstorming meme. Your history does not need to mirror canon precisely--some things just won't translate well at all, but try to stay as true to the original path as you can. The people tasked with rewriting your character's memory would try to align it as closely to true experiences as they could.

Original History:
If canon: A wiki link is sufficient as long as it covers the pertinent details and pertains to the specific universe in which you're pulling your character from (anime, manga, game, etc).

If OC: Please provide a detailed account of their life and general world setting of their original universe. If possible, try to limit this section to no more than 1000 words, but know that this is more of a general guideline for your moderators' sanity than unbending rule (so if you feel that you need to write more to convey important details, we understand).

Inventory: Items that your character had on their person at the time of leaving their universe will be permitted, though some may change form when entering Overjoyed to suit the environment (i.e., if you had a magical pocketwatch, it would probably look slightly different now.) For application purposes, please list any items within their possession at the canon point you'll be taking them from, and describe any changes the items will undergo.

Samples: Please provide either (A) a sample written within the game verse or (B) two threads, only one of which may be network, wherein at least one is set within game verse (i.e., tdm).

Miscellaneous Notes: Is there anything you would like the mods to consider that didn't quite fit into the above sections? For original characters, please note your PB here. Otherwise, feel free to add anything pertinent that didn't quite fall into the above categories.

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[personal profile] eusford 2016-12-10 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Personality:

“There is no hero. And no God either.”


Crowley Eusford is a man who is rarely seen without a smile on his face. In fact he does tend to come off as calm, down-to-earth kind of guy despite his first introduction, and honestly one wouldn't be too far off the mark considering Crowley doesn't use his pleasantries as a façade. Even when his arm is cut off by the main protagonist he keeps smiling, speaking in a friendly tone that's accompanied with his usual vocal drawl. If he takes interest in someone he doesn't hesitate to make the typical vampire-like comment (example being when he said that he wanted to 'bite' Yuuichirou Hyakuya, mainly in situations where they're fighting), and is incredibly blunt. He's not wishy-washy and is an incredibly honest individual, which may seem intimidating to some people but this is a trait he's had even before becoming a vampire. When speaking with Ferid Bathory, who Crowley knew as a human, he doesn't hesitate to cut him down in conversations and state when he's disinterested in something.

With Crowley and Ferid on topic it should be noted that their relationship is incredibly shallow, and notably one of the few relationships he has where he's relatively close to someone else. Despite his aides, Chess Belle and Horn Skuld, voicing their opinions that the other vampire is 'sneaky and tricky', Crowley can only laugh and agree with them. However what keeps him at Ferid's side and remaining in his faction is the fact that Crowley is kept entertained. While he openly admits that Ferid is a character who he cannot fully trust due to the fact that he never can figure out what he's thinking, he also says that there's "never a dull moment" at his side. (Honestly when you're over eight hundred years old you would want to find something that keeps you entertained, especially with vampire activities being so limited.) Even when his location was leaked by Ferid, which lead to the death of five other noble vampires, Crowley wasn't the least bit upset. In fact when he was asked whether or not he was entertained he only paused for a second before agreeing that he did have some fun.

When the background of their relationship is thoroughly explained it may come to a surprise that Crowley would even entertain Ferid. In the past, before he was even a vampire, Crowley lost his friends due to a 'bloodsucking monster' and suffered from post traumatic stress after the war. Things only continue to get worse when Ferid turns Crowley and he spends a hundred years searching for the other vampire, only for his humanity to have waned so much that he had forgotten just what his goal was. It was a frustrating reality for him, to admit that he was a monster among men and he could never return to who he was before--he no longer had the initial hatred he held before because those emotions slowly dwindled for his newly found desire, his desire for blood. With that acceptance he changed, became less angry and more calm, and this is the Crowley Eusford that we see today. However it's later in canon that he reveals that there is some bitterness in that heart of his for being turned into a vampire. Threatening Ferid that he would exact his revenge on him and not the vampire's blood he actually drank when he's again left in the dark during one of Ferid's plans.

Also he takes the fact of them drinking the blood from the same vampire means that they're siblings, and later slams on the brakes of the truck he's driving and sends Ferid straight out of the front window. So all-in-all being relatively close to Crowley, even if it's on a "we just don't hate each other" basis, is a dangerous one if you're not immortal. (And even if you are that doesn't save you. He laughs when Ferid is sent to three days of sun exposure and suggests that they don't save him, stating that he's a "troublesome annoyance" and that him dying would allow him to "be free for awhile".) He playfully fought with Shinoa Hiiragi's squad multiple times, and while he states he went easy on them each time they all ended up completely exhausted on the ground.

Crowley is a individual who enjoys fighting and it's obvious just based off of his appearance alone; his smile grows, his eyes go wide, and his voice may even grow to be above his usual tone if he's entertained enough. He teases and downright mocks his enemies, unwilling to drag out a fight if his opponent becomes too predictable and doesn't entertain him. Unsurprisingly enough Crowley shows a high level of apathy towards the things he doesn't care for, cutting down the individuals who bore him without a second thought. In his perspective they're livestock that aren't even significant enough to be used as food anymore. In these situations you can see that Crowley's decision making isn't measured or calculated; he simply does things because he wants to.

But those are all based on entertainment value. Crowley himself is quite strategic in battle and has no interest in fighting something that has already been lost (as he's done plenty of times before at war), so he knows when to fight and when to call it quits without it denting his confidence. He has also gone through with the act of pretending to be weaker than he is, taking the role of a Thirteenth Progenitor despite having the strength to be Seventh or Eighth. Higher ranked vampires and humans would then predict him to be weaker and ultimately let their guard down, which can be called out as "fighting dirty" from someone else's perspective but he's not the least bit concerned. It has been working out for him for years now, after all.

And considering he's a vampire, a monster to the human eye, he's not above cutting down both women and teenagers, even stating that a human life is not worth much. He finds humans greedy, believing that they are hypocrites for eating beef, pork, and other lifeforms but the moment there is a being above them in the food chain they immediately feel threatened. This leads to him becoming curious in their weapons, noticing that humans have been becoming stronger in their world far too quickly, but not entirely surprised since "humans have always had a lust for power". He does find that part of them to be admirable considering he was once a human who lacked ambition after a wave of unfortunate events, they still continue to strive despite having an enemy they can't defeat with their own power.

That being said Crowley does retain a certain moral code in some aspects--when told by Ferid that he's free to drink from Mikaela Hyakuya, who at the time was a child, Crowley immediately rejects citing that the act of doing so was "illegal"; when learning about the cursed demon weapons and causing their healing factors to be rendered useless he tells his aides to be careful--and these have been a trait of his even as a Knight Templar. Even now Crowley has the same, if not more, amount of respect from lower and higher ranked vampires, just as he did when he was human, and holds a number of responsibilities on his shoulders with confidence. He's trusted by many individuals and it's something that he personally enjoys knowing, reminding him of days when he was human.

Now it is not uncommon for Crowley to reminisce on the past. When he overhears Shinoa's squad talking about formation plans he responds saying that he misses the act of formulating actions within the battlefield alongside his comrades. This may seem to contradict his view on humans as a whole, but it's a simple drive down memory lane and nothing else. He's willing to aide humans in situations where they have similar goals, but his opinions remain the same and they probably will not change anytime soon.

However this doesn't exactly balance out his morality, despite being a Knight Templar in the past Crowley never followed everything perfectly to the 't' and he continues to display that now--He took an oath of chastity when he was human and did he keep that promise? Of course not. Vampires have laws and drinking the blood of their own kind is considered taboo, does he share with Chess and Horn from time to time? Of course. Ultimately this reflects back on Crowley being the type of person to do things because he wants to, however he does keep these two facts in particular a secret. You can say that he's a man who isn't keen on telling others his life story and if there's no harm in them not knowing he'll keep his lips sealed.

Finally, Crowley was a man who believed heavily in God and lost that faith in the chain of misfortune that happened to him during the war. While he kept the cross of his commander with him he stopped going to church, stopped praying, and all because in his perspective God never answered his pleas once. To this day he believes this and it's all due to the fact that he was turned into a vampire, that despite wanting to die on the battlefield with his friends he was sparred, that Ferid completely changed his life for reasons still unknown to him, and that he continued to live on while his friends died one-by-one. Crowley definitely experienced survivor's guilt in his time, but as centuries went by and it was confirmed that those friends of his wouldn't be rising from the grave he decided to continue forward.