People always assumed that when the apocalypse came, that would be the end of it. The world would end, the good would go to heaven, the bad would go to hell. But what actually happened was incredibly different. First of all, the Rapture brought no peace. It brought war on a scale unheard of by humanity between forces far beyond their understanding. Angels and demons clashed and battled across the war-torn Earth and humanity paid the price a thousand times over. Resistance was brief, but ultimately futile. Humanity was blasted asunder and, scattered to the four winds, the age of man passed into the twilight forgotten. 300 years has passed since the war broke out, and while the fighting between the Angelic Host and the Demonic Horde has ebbed, the conflict continues to this very day. Humanity, while a shade of its former self, has survived and continues to struggle on in their ravaged world at the bottom of the food chain. However, there are those among them that stand above their kinsman. In the centuries since the Apocalypse, the latent magicks of the world have thrived and granted a small number of mankind great powers. They are known as the Gifted, and while they are few, they wield strength to face the dangers of this world. And dangers there are. Far more than anyone knows... Setting: Most of humanity lives either in large, walled cities created from what remnants of world's great cities from before the apocalypse, or as large caravans, which form small settlements whenever they need to stop for supplies. The cities primarily in a tiered manner, with the 'upper classes' living in the top levels, and the majority of the population living in the lower/slum levels. Humanity operates primarily on a barter system. Goods for goods. The Angelic Host and their faithful reside in Elysium, a verdant paradise, revitalised from the dust of this dying world by divine powers. The everyday trials of life outside of Elysium are non-existent there. But make no mistake, the faithful are indentured to the Host and more akin to servants and slaves than guests in this angelic realm. The rest of the world is held by the Demons. However, they do not control the world by any means. Whereas the Host are lesser in numbers, but a unified force, the Horde is fractured. Various factions continually fight amongst themselves for power, while lesser demons have taken residence in the ruins of the old world. Character Info: Name: Age: Race: Appearance: Ability: Weapons: Background: Character Limits (kinda): Just a few minor things; Angelic characters will need a reason for why they are separate from the rest of the Host, as they are extremely loyal to the cause. Demons similarly will need a reason, though as they can be much more autonomous they will have more leeway. Conventional weapons such as guns and swords and the like an relatively ineffective against angel or demon, so bear that in mind. If you can come up with a reason for why what you're using is more effective (be it from your “gift” or a special material) go for it. And that's pretty much it. This is a mostly story driven RP, but if you have an idea for the main plot, a side plot or maybe something related to your character, I'm all ears.