Slave No More: A Reclaimed Earth Story and Introduction to Grimoir

Kain's Ruins, Outskirts of Fyre Kyngdom

I find that even outside the walls we are treated with such disgust that we no longer have a place within this world, even the bugs have a place within their society, yet us savages are treated like the dung beneath their feet. Anger swells within my mind as the collar is pulled tighter, The Order have an unseen and unknown ability to detect the emotions of those around them, and this one senses mine and tugs hard onto the leash that was tethered to my collar. I wish to turn around and show him what a Pride Land Born can teach him, but I am nothing and was born into nothing to them.

I go over all the stories I had heard in the holes they dumped us into, how we should truly be the ones to rule. As the savages were the very creatures that built these civilizations, and brought the walls up high enough to touch the heavens. Our sweat and blood built into the very foundations of the skyscrapers that tower high above even the Order. But now we are lead into cages within homes we clean and protect, we are forced into work we cannot escape of for fear of certain death. Controlled through our own "savage" natures and through the technology we allowed to become more than we could fight.

But as they lead us into our cages I hear a voice inside, one that does not seem to be my own. Something is speaking to me from beyond the walls that surround us "When I give the signal...go....get out. Get through them at any price, meet me on the outside..." I stop walking for a moment to look around as the Order behind me slams a elbow into my neck dropping my large body like a sack of potatoes. His suit delivering a grand jolt of electricity through the elbow and into my body, I try not to growl in retaliation but it slips out and I am delivered another charge from his suit. This time I keep my mouth shut thankfully, but I still cant seem to find the where the voice came from. Hoping it was only exhaustion from my weeks work load, and I fall asleep.

Hours Later

Suddenly I am awoken to the sound of a deafening voice as it echoes throughout my mind "Go!" it screams as my eyes dart open. The High Order outside our cage hears my sudden movement and turns around, his eyes widen as do mine as I realize my collar along with each and everyone else's in the cage falls to the ground shorting out. Even the cage door opens slowly as the magnetic locks are disengaged.

Everyone else stood in amazement as the Order reached for his only weapon, a pair of matching gauntlets fueled with electricity and capable of delivering a lethal shock. My brain goes dark as IT takes over, that animal that still resides in each of us uncivilized creatures. The part of our heritage that allows even for the evolved to protect itself at any cost, the fire of the savage sparks and I lunge forward tackling the guard to the floor. A roar erupts from my throat as I swung my hand across his face and throat, slashing deep gashes into his suit. Blood sprays over my fur and what remain of clothes on my body, as the last moments of life fleet from his eyes I look down at him with a smile and I flip him off.

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Running full tilt his screams as I tackled him alerted the rest of the Order within Fyre. Weapons are prohibited to all civilians, but unfortunately not to the Order when a edict for shoot to kill sounds. The blaring sound of this edict fills my head as it rings throughout Fyre, the rest of my Cage Brethren stay within it for a brief moment before running trying to get away from the dead Order.

I hear some of them shout to my direction and pointing as I turn around to look "Traitors...dont worry about them. If any are as smart as you are Grim, they will follow or find a way to me. Alright keep running Grim, that wall go through it or above it." as if it knew me the voice spoke to me. Giving me instructions "Go through the wall?" I thought to myself in disbelief. But just as I was to give it a shrug something inside directed me instead over the wall, a 400 feet climb which was difficult even without High Order on my tail. But just as I am about to dig in my claws into the cement, my legs take over and I attempt to jump it. Screaming internally at my own body not too, I am amazed as I leap the four story high wall in a single bound.

Landing hard enough to cause the ground to sink a bit, I dont stop...I keep running because finally I am free.....

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Whats What of The Kingdom (New Universe Concept)

The World of Kingdom (Places, Setting etc etc)

I would very much like this new world to be much like what we already have, its Earth guys but the entire population is made up of animals. Well animals who talk, fight, war, feud etc etc like humans but...yeah. Like our planet now, they will have varying ways of living and different people, classes etc etc. Think of it this way...

For the most part this world is very new to everyone involved, yes they have evolved as animals to be more intelligent and able to do things early versions of themselves would never have accomplished. But at the same time its still fresh and new.

There are working class, the rich, the poor, all these things and perhaps this could work as a guideline more than out right rules of how things will work with your character(s) but here we go.

Places

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For the most part Mother Nature left the earth as it was when it decided that humans were of no use any longer. We have Antarctica, Australia, US, Africa etc etc nothing has changed there.

BUT! What has changed is what the new "people" designate as habitable environments. Many (not all) but many have colonized in various parts of the world massive cities that cater to each "group" living within these cities. These will not need to be explained by each person, more of a simple understanding that each has been there for sometime, and been added and updated over the years as its people evolve and the population grows. These cities are all over the globe, and depend on the writer as to how big the city is and whats in it. So we all kind of have a factor in whats in each.

Outside of these cities is a bit more....to the tee you could say. Civilization is for the civilized, that will be the motto for the beginning of this journey. As such outside theses big cities (and even the in between villages) will be pure wilderness. Animals still live here in the "wild" and are a bit more...to there nature as you could say. Predators hunt, Prey run for there lives. These are the savages, perhaps walls should be built to keep them from entering the more civilized areas ((kind of like THE SHIELD in Secret Wars).

In these areas stories can still be done as well, as even the wild boy can become a man who thrives in the city (Tarzan eh ehh). All these kinds of things can be used and played with. Its a new world much like the CVn(b)U is and was. Things will be set in stone, where as others are more fluid.

Setting

As of RIGHT NOW, lets keep any stories involving The Kingdom more in the NOW, rather than in the past. That is until more is done with the current time period, my hope is that all time is to be seen from this perspective. I can imagine that early on the world was in constant struggle for power (Predators vs Prey) kind of things, and that would be incredible to see written out.

But as of now, the focus will be on the now. The year is...kind of up in the air, but lets say that Mother Nature said eff all humans...2000 years ago??? Giving time for generation upon generation to be built, classes are established in this time, certain things are made law and such. Things are established as a whole as of writing your first post.

Laws as of right now are....within Cities and villages. Unless you choose to be a villain, there is no predator against prey violence. No killing etc etc. Just kind of common law and nature.(Although beating up the peasant and such can be done as a story theme, no mass genocides alright?)

Animals/Classes/Hierarchy

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It shall go to say the NORMAL stature and size of animals has not grown since Mother Nature got rid of the humans. Mice are still small, elephants are still big. BUT I think I should set a limit as of right now as to what can be controlled as anthropomorphic and what should not.

Use-Anything you wish actually, any animal besides what is stated below can be used. But strength agility etc etc is all up to you guys, besides their initial size compared to others that is.

Bugs- For the Most part, Bugs are the working class. Evolution gave all bugs IN GENERAL a boost in size. They are not human size, but more like dwarfs in size. Not an average human height, but also not midget size. Right in the middle, and they are considered scum for the most part.

Some can grow larger than others, but for the most part they are all the same size. And almost ALL are working class, they build what needs to be built where it needs to. Think of them like migrant workers, who get shipped around.

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Fish-In general they are what is primarily consumed by carnivores the reason will be stated later. But as of now, Fish fish as in nothing mammal is considered FOOD. That said, whales are also a no go as of right now. They will be allowed once things get moving and more sea stories are established, but to allow a whale or dolphin to walk on land would require too many...tedious consistencies.

Extinct Animals- As of right now, because it was brought up in other thread anything dead prior to MN(Mother Nature) saying no more humans is still very much dead. In time scientists can bring them back, but as of right now as this is still new...just no...no dinosaurs.

Food

For the most part, within the civilized areas of this world, a primarily vegetarian diet is had among the people of the cities. Fish is the only "meat" to be had within the cities. As the fish did not evolve in such ways as the others, because of this they are considered a food source for the carnivores of the world. As they hold no intelligence (shut up...you know what I mean).

Yes I spent nights trying to figure out what the meat eaters were going to consume. Then BOOM fish....

Mutations

This is the part of the world I really wanted to explain. I know I said no mutants in last thread, but i meant no human mutant types. We cant have a Vine world made up of Animals, and not have some of them be unique mutations from the norm right?!!

So as of now mutants are pretty stinking scarce as a whole. As for the most part the world as JUST evolved into higher intelligent creatures (last thousand years or so) so mutations are still becoming a thing. So keep to a minimum please and discuss with me once this is all set up and all is set in stone.

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Something Different (Rpg Concept, Or Perhaps something else)

Alright here it goes.

This would be a concept on a different universe existing within the Vine World, one where there are no humans AT ALL (unless a really cool idea is made by someone, then it can be...discussed) no mutants, metas nada. All that remains on the planet are animals...well more importantly anthropomorphic animals (Think Zootopia or Kung Fu Panda) these animals/people as they are the only inhabitants of earth so they would be designated people now...have never seen a human.

They died thousands of years ago ( a mix between our own eff ups and mother nature having it with humans mucking up her planet.) The First Ones as they are called and worshiped as,took the stand and felled humans all over the world. This will be explained more once I set it in stone.

Beyond the beginnings of how the world became populated with soley animals, this world would simply be a different version of the Vine World. Everyone having their own story (stories, alts, etc etc) spanning the entire time line of this worlds existance. Past rpgs, future timeline ones, etc etc. Just like we do now...but with animals.

I am going to still do this as a story somehow if it doesnt get picked up which I really hope it does, going to have it begin in the first generations of the animal kingdom becoming more anthropomorphic (what they are now) and make it as silly as it sounds kind of like Kung Fu Panda.

So if I get an actual want for this I will set everything up and discuss with the COE exactly what I want to do. And see how to go about it.

So what do you guys think? Wanna see the Animal I've Become?

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Something Different (Rpg Concept, Or Perhaps something else)

Alright here it goes.

This would be a concept on a different universe existing within the Vine World, one where there are no humans AT ALL (unless a really cool idea is made by someone, then it can be...discussed) no mutants, metas nada. All that remains on the planet are animals...well more importantly anthropomorphic animals (Think Zootopia or Kung Fu Panda) these animals/people as they are the only inhabitants of earth so they would be designated people now...have never seen a human.

They died thousands of years ago ( a mix between our own eff ups and mother nature having it with humans mucking up her planet.) The First Ones as they are called and worshiped as,took the stand and felled humans all over the world. This will be explained more once I set it in stone.

Beyond the beginnings of how the world became populated with soley animals, this world would simply be a different version of the Vine World. Everyone having their own story (stories, alts, etc etc) spanning the entire time line of this worlds existance. Past rpgs, future timeline ones, etc etc. Just like we do now...but with animals.

I am going to still do this as a story somehow if it doesnt get picked up which I really hope it does, going to have it begin in the first generations of the animal kingdom becoming more anthropomorphic (what they are now) and make it as silly as it sounds kind of like Kung Fu Panda.

So if I get an actual want for this I will set everything up and discuss with the COE exactly what I want to do. And see how to go about it.

So what do you guys think? Wanna see the Animal I've Become?

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Good News, Bad News.....

Alright I feel like I do this alot when it comes to my comic vine tenure BUT. I am taking a little sabbatical from posting in BIG and BADASS rpgs for a simple reason.

IM GOING TO BE A DAD!!!!!! We just found out this week that we are expecting a child, and my first biological child. Now many of you know my boy Shawn, and Lillian my stepdaughter, that would make this one number three. So I cannot express how happy I am currently when it comes to being a daddy for a second time (first time biologically, second time I will watch a child of mine being born. Shawn is not mine biologically but he is MINE in every other sense. If you have heard his exploits as a smart ass pervert you would understand, some of you know these most of you dont).

Because of this, things need to change in my life. I need to continue losing weight so I can find a better job, because as of right now even working Fast Food is trying on my body. So working what I want to by Summer (a factory job) is my goal, and to get to that I need to lose another thirty lbs. Which I think I can even without my surgery that should be coming in March if not April.

Oh did you guys not know this? I am getting Gastric Surgery, because as my doctor said "Want to see your kids graduate, you need to lose weight NOW!" So Doing this for my kids because they are my world.

So yeah now the bad news.

I will NOT be participating in anything in the near future that would complicate my life further, so no big Empire rpgs with ANY of my ALTs. Sorry to @clutch and @_envy_ who have an alt of mine on each team of WILDCARDZ and LIBERATORS. For now I am just going to be doing IN THREAD rps. Things that require little prep and concentration, because my mind HAS to be with finding a house or place for my family, and losing weight. If this bothers anyone I am sorry for not being here more often than I should be, and to anyone who is waiting on a post @honor_avenger I WILL POST, just dont know when.

As always I am always on my phone in some fashion or another, so hit me up. Remember I am a PM away or if you have my number hit me up there.

PS. If its a Boy his name will be Blayze and if its a Girl Ana-Lucia.

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Mark of Gen: Demonic Tendencies Part Three: Shadows

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One Thousand years ago, the creature known as Gen came into being among the world of the living. Crawling from the pit of hell and into this world, he escaped an unknown master. Simplest of parasites once he broke through the veil, he was unknown to all who stepped upon him. But he took every name, the moment there boot hit his body he took control of there lives. Over the next four hundred years he systematically took control of one member of there ancestry and corrupted them. Spawning some of the most vile creatures to grace this planet, or any other throughout the universes. From Ghenghis Khan to Adolf Hitler, he has created a history of blood and violence. But among the most vile of his creations through corruption are and forever are his Darklings and Parasyte creations.

Darkling Ogre
Darkling Ogre
Parasyte
Parasyte

Born from hellfire and dark energy they are literally a portion of his very soul, or what remains of it. Each a beast that can be controlled, and each with its own personality. Different Shapes and Sizes fill his army of darklings and parasytes.. They are the minions of a man who has for a millennial been the top of the food chain. Born after countless experiments in and out of hell itself, they mix both demon and hellion make up. Creating something completely different.Some seem to be small and imp like, but make no mistake they are all capable of the same strength no matter size.

They all have one singular weakness, Gen. They do what he says no matter if the task will kill or maim them in the end. They act as a hive and instinctual protect there master no matter what. Although there have been a few to go against there masters wishes. Once a part of Gen's psyche Ginju separated himself from his host, and became his own creature. Only to end up once again a part of Gen's body.

Parasyte in full form outside of host.
Parasyte in full form outside of host.

Parasytes differ from Darklings in one key feature, they MUST have a host to control to survive outside the cloud of brimstone and hellfire that surrounds Gen. Once the parasyte matures, they may venture out of the host. Sometimes the host is kept alive and may go free and do as it so pleases, but many times the host dies upon entry or is already dead when Parasyte enters the body.

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On the rare occurrence that the human is alive during impregnation, the host may on rare occurrences become the dominant personality within the mind. And able to control the parasyte fully, but yet only one has achieved this feat and that was nearly five hundred years ago.

MORE TO COME!

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Mark of Gen: Demonic Tendencies Part Two; Infection

Apartment, France

A woman hears a noise that startles her whilst cooking, yelling to her husband who goes unresponsive in her attempts at finding an answer to the noise. Moving through there one room apartment and into his, she finds him huddled and head between his legs sobbing. [Translated from French] "Jono, whats wrong?!" she screams as she skids to his side and grabs him by the shoulders. Turning him towards her, his sobbing has seized and he simply stares at her. Facial ticks trigger a response from his wife "Jono...whats going on...say something!!!" As he opens his mouth, he transforms into a beast

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His face separating entirely from the rest of his skull, opening up wide into a large and razor sharp teeth filled mouth. "Jo..." Before she can finish his name a quick flash swipes through the air between them. As she gurgles through the blood and her head falls back, flesh tearing as her head falls to the floor the man once known as Jono catches her severed head. In one big gulp he swallows her head whole. AS he returns to a full faced human, he licks his lips and turns to the shadows and speaks in a raspy tone "Brother...I have found my body....and why can we not feed more than once?" As the shadows gather and form into an image of Gen he chuckles as he replies to his new brother "We cannot have a swathe of dead bodies just yet my sibling, we must keep the body count to a minimum. Especially in areas surrounding our home, so please alert your sister and brother. They seem to have found there new bodies, it also seems that Mauv and Jekll had trouble fusing with there hosts. Gauge there control for me please...I am still discussing with Xandra how to continue onward with the mission." As the new Parasyte Jericho finds his new body to be adequate he calls out, screeching into the night air for his brethren to come to him.

In a manner of seconds two bodies appear before him, appearing from a shimmer as they move faster than the human eye can follow. Mauv falls to a knee and cackles "This one is quite creative..." She mocks the host, who along with Mauv controls the body. Transforming an arm into a long and stretchy tendril with a blade at its tip. Jericho surmises that Mauv has come to a deal with the one who once preoccupied the host, days would reveal that the woman once known as Hilary was a psychopath who caught Mauv before she could enter her body. Then making a deal with her decided to allow mutual control over the body, same with Jekll, he had a host who was quicker than he had intended and caught him. This one a large man built for strength, so he gave him the privilege to not control but see what was going on. The two siblings did not erase there former hosts, they allowed mutual cohabitation within the body. A fact that may one day come back and bite them, but Jericho cared not. He did not care that his host was nothing special, no he knew that he himself was special as he was the first EVER to be created from Gen's body.The others were simply sadistic and crazy enough to gain a reputation, he would be the one who controlled them all.

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As the three stood at the balcony watching out into the night sky, Jericho watched as Jekkls body attempted to slash his hand, only for him to return in kind with an attack. Mauv was a woman who simply sat and watched, her host was quiet enough not to draw attention. So they stood and waited, they would integrate themselves into the human population, killing only when they needed. An soon they would get the call to act, to transform the world into there own, create a Utopia for demons and hellions here..in France. Soon the infection would spread

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Mark of Gen: Demonic Tendencies Part Two; Infection

Apartment, France

A woman hears a noise that startles her whilst cooking, yelling to her husband who goes unresponsive in her attempts at finding an answer to the noise. Moving through there one room apartment and into his, she finds him huddled and head between his legs sobbing. [Translated from French] "Jono, whats wrong?!" she screams as she skids to his side and grabs him by the shoulders. Turning him towards her, his sobbing has seized and he simply stares at her. Facial ticks trigger a response from his wife "Jono...whats going on...say something!!!" As he opens his mouth, he transforms into a beast

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His face separating entirely from the rest of his skull, opening up wide into a large and razor sharp teeth filled mouth. "Jo..." Before she can finish his name a quick flash swipes through the air between them. As she gurgles through the blood and her head falls back, flesh tearing as her head falls to the floor the man once known as Jono catches her severed head. In one big gulp he swallows her head whole. AS he returns to a full faced human, he licks his lips and turns to the shadows and speaks in a raspy tone "Brother...I have found my body....and why can we not feed more than once?" As the shadows gather and form into an image of Gen he chuckles as he replies to his new brother "We cannot have a swathe of dead bodies just yet my sibling, we must keep the body count to a minimum. Especially in areas surrounding our home, so please alert your sister and brother. They seem to have found there new bodies, it also seems that Mauv and Jekll had trouble fusing with there hosts. Gauge there control for me please...I am still discussing with Xandra how to continue onward with the mission."As the new Parasyte Jericho finds his new body to be adequate he calls out, screeching into the night air for his brethren to come to him.

In a manner of seconds two bodies appear before him, appearing from a shimmer as they move faster than the human eye can follow. Mauv falls to a knee and cackles "This one is quite creative..." She mocks the host, who along with Mauv controls the body. Transforming an arm into a long and stretchy tendril with a blade at its tip. Jericho surmises that Mauv has come to a deal with the one who once preoccupied the host, days would reveal that the woman once known as Hilary was a psychopath who caught Mauv before she could enter her body. Then making a deal with her decided to allow mutual control over the body, same with Jekll, he had a host who was quicker than he had intended and caught him. This one a large man built for strength, so he gave him the privilege to not control but see what was going on. The two siblings did not erase there former hosts, they allowed mutual cohabitation within the body. A fact that may one day come back and bite them, but Jericho cared not. He did not care that his host was nothing special, no he knew that he himself was special as he was the first EVER to be created from Gen's body.The others were simply sadistic and crazy enough to gain a reputation, he would be the one who controlled them all.

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As the three stood at the balcony watching out into the night sky, Jericho watched as Jekkls body attempted to slash his hand, only for him to return in kind with an attack. Mauv was a woman who simply sat and watched, her host was quiet enough not to draw attention. So they stood and waited, they would integrate themselves into the human population, killing only when they needed. An soon they would get the call to act, to transform the world into there own, create a Utopia for demons and hellions here..in France. Soon the infection would spread

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Mark of Gen: Demonic Tendencies Part Two; Infection

Apartment, France

A woman hears a noise that startles her whilst cooking, yelling to her husband who goes unresponsive in her attempts at finding an answer to the noise. Moving through there one room apartment and into his, she finds him huddled and head between his legs sobbing. [Translated from French] "Jono, whats wrong?!" she screams as she skids to his side and grabs him by the shoulders. Turning him towards her, his sobbing has seized and he simply stares at her. Facial ticks trigger a response from his wife "Jono...whats going on...say something!!!" As he opens his mouth, he transforms into a beast

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His face separating entirely from the rest of his skull, opening up wide into a large and razor sharp teeth filled mouth. "Jo..." Before she can finish his name a quick flash swipes through the air between them. As she gurgles through the blood and her head falls back, flesh tearing as her head falls to the floor the man once known as Jono catches her severed head. In one big gulp he swallows her head whole. AS he returns to a full faced human, he licks his lips and turns to the shadows and speaks in a raspy tone "Brother...I have found my body....and why can we not feed more than once?" As the shadows gather and form into an image of Gen he chuckles as he replies to his new brother "We cannot have a swathe of dead bodies just yet my sibling, we must keep the body count to a minimum. Especially in areas surrounding our home, so please alert your sister and brother. They seem to have found there new bodies, it also seems that Mauv and Jekll had trouble fusing with there hosts. Gauge there control for me please...I am still discussing with Xandra how to continue onward with the mission." As the new Parasyte Jericho finds his new body to be adequate he calls out, screeching into the night air for his brethren to come to him.

In a manner of seconds two bodies appear before him, appearing from a shimmer as they move faster than the human eye can follow. Mauv falls to a knee and cackles "This one is quite creative..." She mocks the host, who along with Mauv controls the body. Transforming an arm into a long and stretchy tendril with a blade at its tip. Jericho surmises that Mauv has come to a deal with the one who once preoccupied the host, days would reveal that the woman once known as Hilary was a psychopath who caught Mauv before she could enter her body. Then making a deal with her decided to allow mutual control over the body, same with Jekll, he had a host who was quicker than he had intended and caught him. This one a large man built for strength, so he gave him the privilege to not control but see what was going on. The two siblings did not erase there former hosts, they allowed mutual cohabitation within the body. A fact that may one day come back and bite them, but Jericho cared not. He did not care that his host was nothing special, no he knew that he himself was special as he was the first EVER to be created from Gen's body.The others were simply sadistic and crazy enough to gain a reputation, he would be the one who controlled them all.

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As the three stood at the balcony watching out into the night sky, Jericho watched as Jekkls body attempted to slash his hand, only for him to return in kind with an attack. Mauv was a woman who simply sat and watched, her host was quiet enough not to draw attention. So they stood and waited, they would integrate themselves into the human population, killing only when they needed. An soon they would get the call to act, to transform the world into there own, create a Utopia for demons and hellions here..in France. Soon the infection would spread

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Mark of Gen: Demonic Tendencies Part One

Athens. Greece

As the Black King sits atop his new throne among the Hellfire Club, he cannot find a moment of peace within his mind. He needs to do unspeakable things regularly for his mind to be at ease, or he makes mistakes and gets careless. The demons literal demons inside his body need there thirst quenched, feeding is not going to keep the urge from peaking through the skin and breaking out. He needs to kill, and spread his own seed among the world on a larger scale.

Sitting and twitching feverishly he awaits a thought to fill his mind, as when he goes into these phases he is incapable of thinking clearly unless he is lucid. An lucidity is all but brief during these times, Xandra knew this, among all the members she knows how the blood-lust can fill you. Reach into every corner of your psyche and change a normal sane mind into something akin to an animal. She had given him clearance to do as he wished,. only if it were not on the grounds of the club, or somewhere that could never be linked to the Club. He also had to be lucid when travelling, he was not allowed to move indiscriminately in a berserker or kill crazed state. He had to learn to control his impulses and calm himself long enough for travel, a feat he had slowly begun to hate more and more each day.

Having control like this, was not something he had to worry about before. But power is given to those who deserve it, those were her words to him when he spoke of these moments. Growling low his own powers were shown going crazy within his room, darklings filled it to the brim and continued to grow in numbers until he found control. It was an act he had thought of, a way of training himself to control. Just as the darklings were about to reach the door Gen's mind, the small creatures all screamed in pain as they were all forced into postures that caused pain. Every step Gen made towards them they bent further in painful postures, as he raised his hand they all stopped moaning and groaning. A snap of his fingers and each of his darklings were again at peace and no longer in pain.

A smile appeared on his face and he disappeared into the shadows along with his pets. He had found a moment of lucidity and control an moved swiftly to his home away from home.

Catacombs, Paris

Upon returning "home" to his dark corner within the catacombs his brethren approached. Each different in size and body, along with nationality and gender, he couldn't help but find his demon army growing slowly. They numbered in the low hundreds, but beneath them and at there feet crawled the true brethren. The very creatures that slithered inside there new hosts, a medium sized creature the size of a Basset Hound. They moved along the bone covered walls and dirt at his feet, all slowly moving towards him in the form of a swarm that took on the appearance of a large hand. They lifted Gen into the air and moved him over to his throne made of the recently killed, those who the Brethren sought out for food rather than hosts.

Sitting he saw his army kneeling down before him "Has anyone found a host for my Siblings?" A silence went throughout the group as each hung there head, as three slugs moved over to Gen's feet. Each different slightly, the first to his feet had a collection of spines adorning its forehead, the second a long tail unlike those of its species, and the last slithered atop the throne and onto the shoulder of Gen. He smiled to it and kissed the top of its head "Jericho...my friend...we will find you my generals a body soon. In fact, I think we will go out and search for them tonight. Wait until darkness falls...then we will find your bodies, and when that is complete we will move forward onto worldwide infection." He said with a sinister smile that could chill the soul of the mightiest hero.

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