The New Age RP (TNA2)
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History and setting
The world is a dangerous place, and not just because of all the therianthropites, vampires, zombies and such roaming around. No, it was dangerous long before the Discovery Event. Politics and land wars had the country on the brink of destruction. It was only a matter of time before the small civil war broke out into an international crisis because of the Discovery Event.
That's when the world learned the truth about us: we are real. We had finally revealed ourselves (though in a less than pleasant way in my opinion). First were zombies. Well, not intentionally. The vampire masters The High Council thought we had them controlled in the underground contaiment cells. Sadly, a very angry and vengeful pet released them, unwittingly setting them loose on the pet's own race; humans. The zombies tore flesh and bodies to shreds, their cannibalistic hungers never satisfied. And worse still, the bodies that weren't fully mangled returned to life continuing the zombie plague.
The other Vampires deep in the internal politics of the human societies spun webs of lies of a bio weapon designed to control dead flesh, a cover for our own mistakes. It would have worked had the werewolves and werebears not gotten involved. The wolves saw it as a chance to finally stop pretending to be dog training vagrants and bikers and make their presence known through fighting, whilst the bears simply wanted to protect the humans, sending the dead back 6ft under (or rather a lot more than that). It wasnt long before the humans saw this as an invasion of “hell sent freaks”, most claiming it to be the end of days, but some found it exciting as if all their romantic movies were made real. That was mostly because my fellow vampires have a great deal of influence in the media too, we were planing on soon making our presence known and perhaps to easily slip in society, accepted more or less, only it wasnt that easy, as nothing ever is.
It all truly turned insane when some of my fellows made their presence known over the 6 oclock news broadcast. People were in shock, it was a chaotic event the chaotic event the Discovery Event. Eventually we vampires found a way to control and tame the zombies hungers, just as our own blood desires were calmed down (by the synthetic blood drink we had kept secret among ourselves since the early 1990's named Synthblood) the drug which reactivated the zombies dead brains forming new brain cells and taking away their mindless base desires for flesh and preventing it from being spreadble we called Serenity. They still felt cravings, but over time and careful control in lab facilities (for the ones who still remained ordered captured) they learned how to once again exist in society. Most of them anyway. Many disapeared and many bodies were never found which often resulted in isolated areas being dangerous “death zones” just waiting to be unintentionally discovered.
The humans were weary and unhappy about the living dead among them, though the benefits of cheap labour seemed to out weigh the risks and in time they served in the menial jobs most humans refused to do as second class citizens, or in jobs where the employer wished to save money on cheap workers.
The Discovery Event became a war between humanity and the zombies but really it was more a slaughter; the zombies would accept no surrender (or rather they couldn't) and those who fell to them would mostly become the very thing they fought against.
Humans had formed a make shift militia of anyone able to fight. Some were assisted by the werebear clans who were protectors, guardians, peacekeepers. They only wished to protect those who needed it, while the werewolf packs saw it as a chance to fight their long hated enemy: the zombies (and anyone else who got in there way).
As for the vampires we stuck to what was profitable, which was obviously not the zombies in their flesh hungry mindless state. But humans weren't all entirely trustful of these new “allies” and often it wasn't always zombies who fell to human attacks. Even After 7 years much of that prejudice still remains .
Zombie (officially the undying. but no one calls them that except vampires of the High council
Undead, mindless humans brought back from the dead as a result of an infection given to them by another zombie during life. Their purpose is to continuously eat the flesh of the living (they don't tend to attack vampires because they too are undead). They are returned to their humanity through use of the drug Serenity that keeps their cravings at bay, but those who don't take it return to their zombie ways. They are hated and distrusted by most ,can only take lower jobs and are closely watched to ensure they don't return to their zombie ways. As a result they are paid less than humans and treated as second class citizens. They can live for hundreds of years until decay finally properly sets in and they begin to truly die. They have standard human names. Slanderous names for zombies are brainless, walking corpse, meatbag and coldbbody .
Werebears live in clans and are born werebears. They are strong guardians and only fight to protect others. They keep to themselves in isolated communities. Mostly nomadic until they are fully trained in their own ways and those of human society once they are trained, then go into human society as security workers, bouncers, bodyguards and policemen. Prior to the DE they kept their species secret, but now by law they must inform humans of their species. Humans are not fully trustful of them because they are strong and not human. They arent vicious like werewolves but they are still not fully trusted more because of werewolves than themselves. They are people that can turn into intellegent bears different from normal bears in that their eyes are the same as their human ones and their fur is shorter than a normal bear and the same colour as there natural human hair color. Thier life spans are the same as humans. They have human first names and once they've proven themselves they get a new name based on their best virtue and no surname. Name pairs are unique so only one person can ever have a specific name; the same combination cannot be used until 100 years later (ex:Brooke Loyal) Slanderous names for werebears are furball, salmon face, rug, chewy.
Werewolves live in packs and are born werewolves. They constantly train and desire to fight. They can shift into large wolves who (like werebears) are only differenet to natural wolves by their size and fur color and eyes like human eyes. They dont tend to take jobs in human society, but instead travel around in gangs earning money in fights, wrestling, and bets; accompanied by their dogs mostly to disguise the facts they're werewolves. They use the DE as a way to reveal their true nature and a chance to fight zombies, who the vampires had banned them from fighting long ago. Humans dislike their violent lifestyle and the fact that they always look for fights. This also taints their view on werebears who they assume to be the same as them. Their lifespans are the same as humans, their names are human first names. Their best fighting trait is their true name followed by their pack name (ex: Dean "sharpclaw" Shadowrun). Slanderous names for werewolves are furball (shared by werebears), puppy, whelp, doggie, lapdog.
Vampires have always been amoung human society, often unknown to most humans as they hold high roles in human society, usually as lawyers, scientists, businessmen, politicians and in the media business. All vampires require the constant flow of blood in their bodies and since their state of unearth they are enable to make it them selves. They have fangs to extract blood from human sources. In recent decades most have moved on to drinking a synthetic blood, Synthblood, in place of human blood. Vampire society is a shadowy highclass life style. Vampires have human "pets" and control a large deal of human society. Most are disliked by humans, yet many like them as the media has been manipulated in their favor. Vampires are strictly controlled by the High Council who decide upon rules that govern vampires, such as turning humans into vampires (only one human is allowed to be turned per vampire and usually not until the vampire has met certain conditions of respect and renown among vampire society). They are immortal but often after a 1000 years tireof immortality and bury themselves in coffins for permanent sleep. They can be killed but not through age or disease (they share all the same traits as other media vampires except transform in into bats). Their names are those they had as humans. Slanderous names for vampires are bloodsucker, mosquito , batface, snowskin.
Humanity. Standard humans. They vary in belief but all were effected by the DE and most hate or at least fear zombies. Their names are standard human names. Slander towards humans from others tends to be comments on humans inferiority. Ironically, humans consider the others as inferior to themselves (with the exception of most pets, who view all others as superior to themsleves with vampires as the highest). Werewolves, zombies and vampires will, on occasion, mock humans by calling them food (werewolves don't actually eat people and vampires only drink form them) thehumans are mixed in belief some accepting and others hateful of the other races
Part of the vampire society, human pets are the companions, servants, and human agents , children for some vampires (the children pets) and even lovers to others (the older pets). Pets go places vampires can't. Many pets don't view themselves as slaves, or at least not those born into it or those raised as pets. Some pets are trying to spark a revolution agaist vampires to ban their right to have pets (each vampire can only legally have one pet). Pets are usually those who join as a contract to clear themselves of debts or children born into it to pet parents or orphaned children. Most have their own first names, but take the surnames of their first master (ex: Rana of Martina Daven). Slanderous names for pets are slave, chewtoy, bloodbag.