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Started by Dangerboy, July 14, 2005, 08:02:02 PM
Quote from: Divinity and Damnation: DestinyStory Divinity and Damnation takes place on modern day earth. The human populace is divided into three species: Human, Protectors, and Bargainers. The Protectors are for the most part human; they lead normal human lives, they share the same human physiology, they even have to deal with the same mundane problems that humans deal with, like rent and relationships. There are subtle but profound differences, though. Protectors cannot procreate. They can (and do) have sex, but Protectors - male and female - are infertile. Protectors also stop aging and random points; no one (not even the Protectors themselves) knows when or why. Protectors also know that a higher power exists. Whereas most humans function spiritually off faith, Protectors are aware of the presence of a "God" (not even the Protectors have a true answer on the religion thing). This is the biggest thing that separates Protectors from Humans. Humans were created to be the vessels of divinity, so they can receive and even produce divine favors, such as curing blindness or resurrecting the dead. Protectors cannot do these things, but what they can do is offer blessings to humans. The counterpoint to Protectors are Bargainers who offer pacts to humans. When a Pact is formed, both the human and the Bargainer gain some power from it. Bargainers can look human, but the similarities end there. Functions: Protectors: Protectors are drawn to a specific human by way of destiny. That person becomes 'touched', which allows that human to access his/her divinity and the Protectors refer to this person as their Charge. Protectors invoke special powers to bless their Charge, or in rare cases other untouched humans. Protectors are immune to blessings and human divinity. Humans: humans are for the most part spiritual clay. When a human is touched by a Protectors, they become that Protector's Charge and there is always one Protector to one human. When a Bargainer forms a pact with a human, that human is called a Bondman and unlike the Protectors, a Bargainer can have many different pacts with many different humans. Very rarely, a human can achieve divinity (or damnation) without the aid of a Watcher, or Bargainer. These rare individuals are called the Revered (on both sides). Humans can be affected by blessings and by divine/damned favors. Bargainers: Bargainers are predatory creatures. They attempt to form pacts with humans because every pact formed increases their own power. Pacts grant humans immediate or short term power, but in the end, the Bargainer always wins. Once a pact has been completed, the Bargainer gets that person's soul. A soulless human isn't dead, but they no longer have that 'spark' of life in them nor do they benefit from the same things normal humans do. Protectors, while immune to blessings and human powers, are vulnerable to damned favors and other powers the Bargainers wield.