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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (To Save What Remains)

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#1 Midnight



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:27 AM


Soooo, gonna try my hand at running an rp. ><
Lemme know what you guys think. I'd like to gauge interest before i make an OOC thread.

If you don�t understand a certain term, or if you need a list of Personas, give �megamitensei.wikia.com" a try. ^^

Things to Note:
This rp takes place in an alternate universe where the events of Persona 1 - 4 have not happened. Not to say the characters in those games won�t make an appearance.
The Dark Hour is a thing. Kouetsu Kirijo did go ahead with those crazy experiments.
The TV world exists and the Midnight Channel does air in Inaba on rainy nights.

Japan - 2014
Things are dire on the planet Earth; out of nowhere, strange beings began to appear in a few select cities in Japan. They came up from the ground, inky black and fluid as shadows. They killed and fed indiscriminately. Soon, they began to spread. First all over Japan, then all over the world. The governments of the world did not take the threat seriously until the �Shadows� were already at their doorstep. Too late, they organized a special strike force dedicated to wiping out the Shadow menace. But they quickly found that conventional weapons had no effect on these creatures. Then, in Earth�s darkest hour, a hero emerged. Somehow, this man found a way to turn the powers of these Shadows against them, using a power he called �Persona.� Over time, more of these �Persona-users� began to emerge, re-taking cities mankind once thought lost. All over the world, Persona-users were hailed as heroes. In some places, they enjoyed a fame and fortune comparable to celebrities. They were considered mankind�s last best hope. Now, twenty years later and at the climax of the struggle is where our story begins. Will you save mankind? Or be responsible for its destruction?

Pretty sure we all know the basic rules, but beyond those, please try to post in a semi-timely manner. A post every few days to a week is acceptable.

Character Sheet
Nationality: The rp will take place all over the world, but we�ll be starting in Japan.
Personality (Optional): Feel free to flesh this out in the rp!
Persona: The only Personas that are not allowed are the Protagonists' ultimate Personas. (Horus, Messiah, Izanagi-no-Okami, etc)
Character Arcana (Must match the Arcana of your Persona):
Faction (Optional): Not joining a faction is totally acceptable.
Equipment: You can have an Evoker, but you don�t need one. The reason you can summon your Persona in the real world without an Evoker will be revealed later.
History (Optional): Optional in case you want to reveal it during the rp.

The Paladins
The Paladins believe that they should use their Personas solely in service to mankind. They are most famous for their Templars, high-ranking Paladins decked out in shining silver armor carrying giant shields and silver swords. They are the most popular group, having actual political power in most countries. The Prime Minister of France is a known Templar. Since they enjoy tremendous political power in France, that is where their main HQ is found.

The Society
The Society believes Personas exist to fulfill the needs of their masters. They use their Personas for self-service without harming others. (Unless they think they can get away with it) The Society consists of mostly rich people. Many heads of the most powerful corporations belong to the Society. They have very little interest in fighting Shadows, instead using their Personas for sport, intimidation, or travel. Their main HQ is located in Washington DC in the US, where they have a powerful voice in the US government.

The Invokers
While there are many gangs who use their Personas for nefarious purposes, the Invokers are arguably the most dangerous and well-connected gang in the world. They believe they are superior to normal human beings and so that gives them the right to kill and rob people as they please. They are rampant in slums and places where the law turns a blind eye.

NPC Factions

The Church of Saint Leon
These people follow the teachings of Leon, who died during the siege of Tokyo. Leon taught that God sent the Shadows because He is angry with mankind. They view Persona-users as a blemish in the sight of their God and actively hunt them down. Somehow, they have found a way to control Shadows.

The Dusters
Dwellers of the Badlands, a large, dead area in Europe that was overrun with Shadows. As a result, the land has been turned into a barren desert. For reasons unknown, the Dusters drove the Shadows out and set up small underground communities. They are very distrustful of outsiders.

Shadow Hunters

The Inaba Guardians

My Character:
Name: Akira Yoshiko
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Nationality: Japanese
Personality: N/A
Persona: Principality
Character Arcana: Justice
Faction: Shadow Hunters (Retired)
Equipment: Evoker, .44 Magnum
History: N/A
Other: Akira rarely uses her Evoker. It's more a keepsake than an actual weapon.

Edited by Midnight, 30 March 2014 - 01:29 AM.


"There are many types of monsters in this world, monsters who will not show themselves and who cause trouble. Monsters who abduct children, monsters who devour dreams, monsters who suck blood, and, monsters who always tell lies. Lying monsters are a real nuisance, they are much more cunning than other monsters. They pose as humans, even though they have no understanding of the human heart. They eat, even though they've never experienced hunger. They study even though the have no interest in academics. They seek friendship even though they do not know how to love. If I were to encounter such a monster, I would likely be eaten by it, because in truth, I am that monster."