Anybody remember that project I started two years ago that never happened?
Drat. I can hope I guess.
Anyway, welcome to City of the Fallen: Rebirth. The new and improved, actually-might-happen version of the original City of the Fallen. The terms have changed and the story is different, but it's still at its heart, the same project. Primarily, the story will now be written in a chapter-based format, but it's important to note that I haven't yet ruled out the original, full blown stop-motion project it was originally meant to be.
Alright, the point. Where is it?
I need characters to fill my world. In this story, more than just the main characters have roles. That's where you come in.
If you have a character who would fit in the universe, or would like to make one, I can put their template to use. The story is set in a run-down steampunk-era city ravaged by crime, plagued by a corrupt government, and haunted by a mystery serial killer known only as "Specter". In addition, a notorious mafia has set up shop just outside the border, and now has an iron grasp on the political and economy affairs of the whole city, and with the victims of the Specter returning, the forces of Heaven and Hell have returned to ensure that the dead stay that way.
Your character must fall into one of four categories. A member of the mafia, a champion of Heaven or Hell, or just an average fellow who's been caught in the devastating crossfire. Their role in the story is closely dictated by your choice, so be sure that what you pick is what you want.
Any character submitted and accepted will be placed in the story as a third-level role, where main characters are first-level and side characters are second-level. Essentially, they are world-building characters, unimportant to the story but vital to building the universe it is set in. All characters will be sourced, so don't worry about them being used without due credit.
There are, of course, some rules and regulations for characters.
1: I'm not against dark backstories. Almost all my characters have them. However, if it violates the rules of the boards it probably can't be included. If you are worried about the backstory, PM it to me and I will see if it can be implemented, however.
2: Following the format provided below is ideal. Please do so to the best of your ability.
3: No OP characters. If your character has powers, I will likely nod to them somehow but saying "he'z s0 strunk n he'l rek u 1v1 m8" isn't interesting character writing. If I needed cardboard cutouts I wouldn't be making this post in the first place.
4: This is a story independent of any existing universe, so all Toa or Hero characters will be automatically converted to a fitting species within the story.
5: This is not a rule, but if you have trouble describing your character's personality, I recommend trying to take any personality test in their shoes. It goes a long way towards describing them.
The last important thing to note is that if this does become a stop-motion series yet again, I will be looking for voice actors and actresses, and this topic may receive updates as the project progresses.
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I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for your time. I know this was a long wall of text.