Intro: You are Immortal. You lived a normal life, and then you died. That’s that. No two ways about it. But, here’s where things get weird, you came back to life. And you essentially have regeneration now, in the fact that you cannot be permanently dead unless you are beheaded. When you are beheaded by another Immortal, it’s called a Quickening. This is going to take place a LOT during the current Gathering. These fight-to-the-deaths, Hunger-Games-esque, Quickening-inducing fights are a part of the Game, which is a part of the Gathering. (I know: very original names.) The rules of the Game are that you CANNOT fight or kill on Holy Ground (churches, cemeteries, etc.); you HAVE to do it on your own, one-on-one, no help; and NO interfering with other people’s challenges! (That’s it. You have THREE RULES.) So what are you gonna do? Go for the Grand Prize and be the Only Immortal Left when the time comes? Live a quiet life amongst the mortals? Fall in love dozens of time, because mortals don’t last very long, do they? But they always seem to have a place in your heart after their gone, don’t they? Live in a monastery? Be the guy in the shadows that instigate everything? Don’t know? Well, if you keep yourself protected, you’ll have all the time in the world to think it over. May even make a name for yourself. (Oh, and being Immortal isn’t common knowledge –and you don’t want the wrong mortals to know, so be careful with who you tell)
Things to Know as an Immortal:
Changes- You cannot die of old age, once you’ve died the first time, you look that age for the rest of your life (however, hair can grow out and et cetera, it’s just the age that doesn’t change). You also cannot have children. Not before you became Immortal and definitely not after. You can also feel pain and you DO die when you get killed, it’s just not permanent. You PERMANENTLY die if you are beheaded. You might need to learn how to fence. (A Pre-Immortal is an Immortal before their first death; they age normally and only become Immortal if they die… violently.)
Quickenings- A Quickening occurs when one Immortal permanently kills another Immortal. When this happens, for a few seconds, the remaining Immortal gets flashes of that person’s life and then gains their knowledge (this knowledge remains). However, while this is occurring you are getting struck by lightning. You are basically in the center of an electrical storm so lighting will go haywire and things will explode. So beware of that little side part. This only occurs when there is a living Immortal nearby (if the dead Immortal was killed by a mortal, the Quickening goes to the nearest living Immortal, it does NOT go to a mortal, not even a Pre-Immortal) or if the dead Immortal was beheaded by an Immortal.
Dark Quickening- This is a type of Quickening that is extremely, extremely rare. It happens when the Immortal that was killed was so evil that it brings out the darker parts of the remaining Immortal’s persona. This also occurs when too many evil Immortals are killed in a short amount of time (say, in a century or something). This may or may not be reversed when they kill a super good/holy Immortal and the second type of Quickening occurs. So, try not to kill too many bad people.
Light Quickening- This is a type of Quickening that is even rarer than a DARK Quickening. In fact, only once has this ever recorded (I’ll get to this little tidbit later) to have happened. What happens is that if an Immortal beheads an Immortal that was so GOOD, when the Quickening occurred, it brought out the BEST of the Immortal’s persona. (The one recording of this was of an ancient warlord doing the above. After this Quickening happened, he disbanded his army and then spent the rest of his life living peacefully on Holy Ground. Some change, huh?)
Gathering/Game/Grand Prize- Not much is known of the Gathering, but it happens when Immortals feel a pull to come together and basically make a Hunger Games out of it until there is only one left. Once they have gathered, the Hunger Games that they basically partake in is called The Game. (Super original, I know) There may be more than one Gathering that happens every couple centuries or decades, who knows. An Immortal can also resist the call, so it may be to only select Immortals, it may not. However, this will culminate into the Final Gathering, where there truly will be only one left. This Immortal will take the Grand Prize, which is ALL the knowledge of ALL the Immortals. What is suspected to be given to “The One” is domination over mankind (probably only for the evil Immortals), being able to hear what everyone else is thinking, AND/OR being able to make him or herself mortal, so that they can have children and die of old age. This Final Gathering has not yet happened. The rules of the Game is that you cannot fight on Holy Ground (churches, cemeteries, designated spots for prayer, etc., etc.); you cannot have help during a duel, you have to do it yourself, one-on-one; and you CANNOT interfere during a duel.
Watchers- Watchers are mortals that observe and record Immortals. They have sworn to not interfere, but some Watchers ARE friends with their Immortal (This is usually kept secret from the other Watchers… because sometimes they may interfere for their Immortal). Some Immortals know about them, but some don’t. Some Watchers (the Field Agents) are assigned an Immortal to follow and give knowledge about them and any new Immortals to Researchers (the other Watchers) to add in. They plan on telling people about Immortals after they are, ah, “extinct” you could say. They are identifiable by having a blue tattoo on their wrist.
Watcher-Hunters- This is a group of Watchers that branched off from the original group with the intent on killing ALL the Immortals. Some have spies in Watchers, so it’s hard to tell sometimes who’s a Watcher and who’s a Hunter. Keep an eye out for ‘em, but some Watchers are genuinely helpful, so don’t think that all Watchers are that bad.
-Be nice to other RPers, be appropriate, no fights outside of POVs, no cursing etc., etc.
-I am the owner and if you do not follow these and regular MB rules, then you are no longer apart of the RP. And I can come up with rules as they are needed.
-No same gender shipping or crushing, please.
-Yes, your characters can be any age, but if one is under 18, then the other one must be 21+. Oh, and try to put your BACKSTORY into FLASHBACKS during the POVs.
-NO POWERS. You don’t ACTUALLY get powers from Quickenings. You just get… like, a part of that person almost. Like, their memory when it first comes to you. (No, you don’t get their full memory, nor do you have voices in your head from Quickenings.)
-No being the best, the worst, the oldest, the youngest, etc., etc.
-If you know the show and/or the movies and you want to bring in the main characters, bring them in sparingly. Like, a friendly phone call or tip or reference or joke or even a face-to-face for maybe a HALF of a POV. *shrugs* Treat them like not-extremely-important OCs. You can even ignore some canon deaths if you want.
-Make as many characters as you want, as long as you can keep track of ‘em all and follow any rules pertaining to making characters. You can also make them at any point during the Rp.
-ALL historical inaccuracies, as long as they are not deliberate, are FINE. (I know I’m bound to get something wrong!)
-Have fun, y’all!! :D
Immortal Form: (ah yes, now time for my NOTORIOUSLY long forms *facepalm*)
Nicknames: (If you have a well-known title (e.g. highlander), you can put that here)
Age You Died At:
Age You Are: (Age You Died At - 3,000) (You can give a rough guestimate if you want, like three centuries or one millennia)
Countries Visited: (Names, please, no number) (Optional) (you can add more as you go along in the Rp)
Known Languages: (Same as above; optional as well)
Country of Origin:
Country You Live in Now: (it CAN be your country of Origin)
Watcher: (only if you know of them! Don’t have everyone know of them!! Leave it blank if you don't know Watchers!)
Weapon of Choice: (swords, axes, that sort of thing. Don’t use, say, a bow and arrow, cuz you can’t behead anyone regularly like that.)
Other: (Put: Highlander in white in your first form if you watched the movies/show)
Are You a Regular Mortal, a Watcher, a Hunter, or a Pre-Immortal?: (just put R, W, WH, or PI(if you are a Pre-Immortal and you plan on making them Immortal in this, please make an Immortal Form for them AFTER they die!))
Country of Origin:
Country You Live in Right Now: (CAN be your country of Origin)
Your Immortal: (applies to Watchers only)
Other: (Please tell if you know about Immortals here! (Just put Yes or No)) (Put: Highlander in white in your first form if you watched the movies/show)
Name: Maria Caroline Malone (maiden name is Mariani)
Nicknames: Mama (Her Immortal a.k.a./her Mother name); Mimi (her Grandmother name); Ma, Mar, Mickey, Nessie, Blousey
Age You Died At: 26
Age You Are: 556
Countries Visited: Ireland, Germany, England and Scotland, Russia, France, Poland, Canada, America, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Japan, and a lot more.
Known Languages: Italian, Gaelic (both types), German, Russian, French, Polish, English, Icelandic, Latin, Norwegian, Japanese, etc.
Country of Origin: Italy
Country You Live in Now: America (an extremely small town named Roden in Delaware)
Appearance: Maria has olive skin and thick, dark brown hair that is extremely curly when short but is wavy when left long (recently it has been at her mid-back). Her eyes are a dark wood-brown and she’s short and petite. She talks loudly and has a bright smile, but she has perfected the no-nonsense, spill-everything-right-now glare as well as the I-have-been-a-mother-for-centuries,-don’t-test-me-and-keep-your-mouth-shut glare.
First Mentor: Mattie Malone
Watcher: Heidi Walsh (aged 58; married to Andrew "Andy" Walsh; comes 'round for coffee/tea at 4:30 every Thursday afternoon)
Weapon of Choice: Two-Handed Claymore (it's a Sword)
Crush/Spouse/GF/BF: Mattie Malone - Spouse for 523 years and counting.
Other: Highlander Currently co-owns an Italian restaurant named "Malone Tavern" with her husband (he runs the bar). Loves the movie/musical Bugsy Malone and is often humming the words to the songs.
Name: Mattie Lyam Malone
Nicknames: Papa (his father name); Grandpapa (his Grandfather name); Pa, Matt, Mick, Liam, Bugsy
Age You Died At: 28
Age You Are: 608
Countries Visited: Italy, England & Scotland, America, Russia, France, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Greenland, Norway, Japan, Canada, basically all of Europe, etc.
Known Languages: Gaelic (both kinds), English, Italian, Russian, French, Polish, German, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Turkish, Japanese, etc.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Country You Live in Now: America (a small town called Roden in Delaware)
Appearance: Mattie has extremely light skin that burns easily in the sun with light freckles over the bridge of his nose and dimples. He has hazel eyes and curly hair that is a light reddish-brown color. He’s just slightly taller than his wife, so he’s considered short by most but he has a lean, athletic build, however. He has MASTERED the over-protective-dad:-tell-me-who-did-this-to-you-so-I-can-track-them-down-and-make-‘em-pay look, which has been in use so much over the centuries for both his adopted children and his friends that it’s basically second nature to him.
First Mentor: May-Ling Shen
Watcher: Andrew "Andy" Walsh (aged 59; married to Heidi Walsh; visits the bar every Monday night at 7)
Weapon of Choice: Dane Axe
Crush/Spouse/GF/BF: Maria Malone - Spouse for 523 years and counting
Other: Currently co-owns an Italian restaurant named "Malone Tavern" with his wife (she's the head cook).
Well, Have Fun!
Elf, Over and Out.
(Credit to the makers of Highlander (show and movies, even though I only really watch the shows. XP), Queen (for that awesome intro music as well as the album A Kind of Magic), and any other Rps like this!) (Put "Queen" in Other if you read everything (and I mean everything) and I'll give you a star! :D)
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"But I don't regret,
Nor will I forget all who took the road with me.
To these memories I will hold
With your blessing I will go.
I bid you all a very fond farewell."