Forsaken Angels

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  1. Dekerrex

    Dekerrex Resident Xenobiologist Staff Member Moderator Gold Donator

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    Non-biological lycanthropic energy vampires born with a hauntingly vague recollection of what came before

    Appearance
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    Outwardly, an ‘Angel’ may appear as a man-sized digitigrade fairy of sorts. Often lightly built and rather lithe, Angels come off as almost universally feminine, but have no obvious genders, and no genitalia to speak of. Their balance is nigh impeccable, allowing them to be very agile on their hoof-like feet, and even more so in the air, this combined with a sort of innate flexibility makes them very acrobatic creatures to behold. Upon their face rests a crown of horns. These horns are hollow, and may break easily, especially the longer they are on the individual. Their eyes are wide, bright, and much like parts of their body, shimmer brightly with naturally produced light. Their pupils are rather like that of most cephalopods, which gives them more field of vision, and being frontward paced even better binocular overlap overall increasing their depth perception- a vital component to flight. Noticeably however on the head of an angel is a complete and utter lack of orifices. There are none to speak of; no mouth, no nostrils, not even external ears. This is because angels do not consume matter, but rather feed strictly on absorbable energy: alpha beta and gamma type radiation, but also predominantly electricity. This feeding is done passively or actively; by making a circuit with their conductive fingertips to allow a current into their body. Affixed to the shoulder and hip regions of an Angel are two Elytra which house broad and intricate wings capable of compacting tightly out of sight beneath which the angels use to fly on quick wingbeats. By alternating their front and back wings however, Angels are capable of sustained hovering.

    Most strikingly of all about Angels is their chemical makeup: Lusnium makes up a very large ratio of which, holding together compounds by sharing electrons with other atoms to create a strange and complex mockery of organic molecules. These compounds are constructed in a very precise manner, forming tissues out of geometric nanotubes and microcrystals. Due to the way lusnium reacts when an electrical current is sent through it, Angels often appear to have a network of glowing ‘seams’ just beneath the skin, pulsating in patterns as impulses are shot through the heavily lusnium based neurological tissues. Instead of fluid within their body, Angels make use of phase matter circulating through hollow tubes running along their body, acting not as a means to deliver nutrients nor to power their musculature, but as a cooling system. The phase matter is released from their body just behind their faces, making a ghostly semblance of ‘hair’ not dissimilar to a novakid’s carona, before circulating back in once heat has dissipated. Angels have a natural bodily ECF of -0.5, resulting in them being immune to typical psionics as well as incapable of typical psionics entirely.

    Producing negative Cuils has had many effects on their body, namely why their biochemistry is in such perfectly organized ways, but also comes at a cost: Once environmental ECF overpowers their bodily ECF, the lusnium compound in which they are made of begins to unravel into its ‘natural state’ — much unlike typical lusnium — causing the Angel being plagued by the cuils to undergo a rapid and horrific transformation as their body begins to unwrap at the seams, becoming something more, something beautiful, something crazed and violent, fueled by instinctual drive to remain alive. In this state Angels cannot be reasoned with, and simply rampage until removed from the high cuil environment, or until the angel itself runs out of energy, and enters a state of stupor where it will not wake until ‘recharged’. The latter often happening if the first condition is not met, more often than not. These moments though are difficult to trigger.

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    Culture
    All angels are created with a fully developed psyche, as opposed to the typical instinctive mindlessness of newborn creatures we are familiar with. From the moment their eyes open, an Angel is ready to think, to learn, and even to speak to their fellow forsaken. And though they have no memories of any life before, they are often plagued with subconscious thoughts not their own, of abstract visages of faces, people, words, and especially feelings. These visions are never concise enough to fully see what they mean nor their purpose. It is because of this plague of the mind that Angels have an especially strong interest in their true origins, for it may hold the answer to many questions that come about from their obscure upbringings.

    Angels primarily cluster around a location within the milky way known as “The Eden Pit,” their birthing grounds. This site is sacred to them, as it is their only means of reproduction, as well as rejuvenation if injured. But that is not all its significance. The Eden Pit is also their only hint to their past; the glowing pool if primordial sludge illuminates an intricate mural within the cavern the pit is located in, this mural depicting what is believed to be the true history of the Angels. On this mural an entity deified as the Blessed Mother depicted as transforming creatures before into the angels themselves. Angels pray to their Mother for answers, for wisdom, for knowledge, forming a loose monotheistic religion around her, tending to it, maintaining it in her honor.



    History
    All angels are aware that they have a true history locked away somewhere waiting to be discovered, it haunts them, eats at their very being through visions, and through vague clues left behind by their Blessed Mother.


    Intentions for Story & Setting Interactions
    Forsaken Angels by nature are enigmatic, with a heaping helping of secret lore to be discovered through player pursuit. Why are they the way they are? Who is the Blessed Mother? What is the Eden Pit? Who were they before? Why are they haunted by visages of the before? Why are they born knowing some but not all? What purpose do they serve in the grander scheme of things? The species centers around these mysteries, and the pursuit of them, all the while providing a unique player experience.


    Everything listed in this application can be easily discovered in a generic playthrough, however a private version can/will be provided for grading purposes, though it will contain spoilers and the plot relevant details.

    Cosigners:
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    @Pinkbat5
    @Cheffu
    @Skid
    @TurnWall
    @Lange
    @zirconzz
    @Caucasian Asian
     
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  2. Cheffu

    Cheffu New Arrival

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    Cosign bb. Been waiting.
     
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  3. zecon125

    zecon125 Mr. Lore Staff Member Moderator

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    Frankly, I would be insulting if I didn't cosign this. Confirmed.
     
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  4. Pinkbat5

    Pinkbat5 pocl v3.6.3 Staff Member Moderator Diamond Donator

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    this is never going to get graded because it's so good, all the species graders will cosign instead. fuck
    cosign
     
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  5. Skid

    Skid God Incarnate Community Monitor Diamond Donator

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    fuck. cosign.
     
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  6. TurnWall

    TurnWall Local Humanoid Alien Impervium Donator

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    cosign yo
     
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  7. Lange

    Lange Guru of Knowledge Ex-Staff Impervium Donator

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    Holy shit. A mysterious race with unknown lore, just begging to be tapped into and discovered. The "Blessed Mother" and "Eden Pit" bits are especially interesting.

    Cosign.
     
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    zirconzz New Arrival Bronze Donator

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    cosign, these guys are cool as hell
     
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    Caucasian Asian The Great Fatsby Staff Member Community Monitor Impervium Donator

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    cosign
     
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