Introduction: Welcome to Las Vegas, Sin City, The City of Lights, call it whatever you want. Vegas has been quite the tourist attraction for years with all the entertainment it has to spare. However, there is more than just pretty lights and gambling. Within the crowds are people, special people. They're job is to protect the public from the things they can't understand. Y/C (your character) is one of those people. She comes from a long line of hunters and is ready to care on that lineage and make her parents proud. Y/C has pledged to give up her life to protect the public from all danger. She isn't one to give up easily but she's also quite new to the city life. While out on a break at a small jazz club, she finds a young man that catches her eye.
Rus was born and raised in Vegas. He's quite the special one as well, however, he is not a hunter. He is the one being hunted. Rus comes from a long line of werewolves. For years he has been trying to hide his power and not get killed by the hunters. He blends in as a normal person, working as a musician for a jazz club and for multiple other clubs and bars. Ruslan knows he's not normal and really tries his best to hide that fact that he isn't. While performing in the club he is approached by a young woman.
Plot: Y/C is a hunter of the supernatural. Her whole family has been this way and she's not planning on letting them down. She's not one who's easy to impress and feels like romance needs no place in her life. Y/C has only lived in Vegas for a month and has been through quite a bit in the month she's been there. She has fought with demons, vampires, ghouls, you name it. One night she gives herself a well deserved break and takes to a nearby jazz club where Ruslan is performing at. As she sits there, with her food and drink, Rus comes up to the stage to perform. Y/C is quite impressed with his skills and when he's done she asks him questions about where he learned and all of that. As they talk Y/C notices something a bit off about the young man but shrugs it off and thanks him for his time before leaving. 2 days later the two of them meet again. While leaving her apartment he bumps into her and she realizes who he is. They talk once again and Y/C finds out that Ruslan lives only 7 doors down from her. The two of them quickly become friends and they start to get to know each other even more over the phone. However, Y/C notices something weird about him. He's never home during full moons and will usually excuse himself he gets angry or nervous. Wanting to investigate she heads to the outside of his apartment during a full moon and listens in him. She starts to call herself paranoid when she hears nothing but him playing on his keyboard. However, the keyboard music stops and heavy shuffling can be heard from inside. The noises then stop and Y/C returns to her apartment. Now she's really curious about this young man but just keeps telling herself she's getting too paranoid. The two of them start to hang out a bit more and Y/C is starting to fall in love with him. One night they turn down into an empty street and while they're talking to each other they find themselves getting lost. A group of men close in on them and before anybody could start throwing punches Y/C notices that Rus is slightly freaking out and soon enough Ruslan starts taking on the features of a werewolf. His eyes turn yellow, hair grows longer, teeth get sharper, etc. He scares away the men and while Y/C tries to calm him down he only tries to attack her. Y/C runs away and locks herself inside her apartment. The two of them don't talk to each other for about 2 weeks until Y/C goes to his apartment and talks to him through his door. She's curious on why he doesn't open the door but little does she know his transformations are getting worse and that he can't control them or himself. It's driving him insane and he has locked himself inside of his apartment for these 2 weeks. Y/C ends up going against everything she has learned about being a hunter and wants to try and help him. Y/C lets Rus think it over and after 2 days he finally lets her in. His apartment is in ruins. There are claw marks all over the wall and things scattered throughout the place. Rus himself looks like he's been through hell. Y/C is scared but isn't going to abandon him. She helps him learn how to control his transformations, slowly. Y/C uses music to calm him down (such as his keyboard) and slowly starts taking him back out into public. However, other hunters find out what Y/C is doing and is against her. They are now in danger of being killed and soon enough, the hunter becomes the hunted. Not only are other hunters after them, but so are other werewolves. As she is trying to help him control himself, the two of them are trying to avoid being killed. Will Y/C survive and end up helping the young man or will he join him in death?
Rules & Stuff:
- Of course, no power-playing in this. There will be some action, but do remember, you can't win a fight with a single hit.
- Please post at least a minimum of two paragraphs.
- Please be as active as you most possibly can!
- Sorry for any typos. I type quite fast and don't usually check for any typos.
- The RP does begin at the very beginning when they first meet.
- I don't want their relationship to be completely skipped through. There should at least be some development.
- Do no kiss and dis. If you have to leave for any reason, please tell me.
- At least try to post once a day and I'll try to post once a day as well. I completely understand if you become inactive because you're busy and life gets in the way, it happens to all of us.
- On that note of being busy, I do tend to seem to drop out at certain times. If this ever happens, it's because of school. My muse usually drops for a bit but it quickly gets back up so don't worry.
- This is a PG-13 thread and all Feral Front rules apply.
- Swearing is allowed, just don't take it overboard.
- You don't need to have a fancypost, that's completely your own choice.
- I don't have perfect grammar and I apologize for that.
- I don't think there's anything else to say. If you have any questions or anything to add, please do ask me or tell me.
- Your character must be between the ages of 21-25 and of course, be a female. They should also at least fit the small description I give of them in the introduction. Of course, you can still add much more to her personality and history/backstory. I am completely a-okay with that.
- I really don't care how you do your form. I just ask for the basics such as a picture, personality, etc.
Name: Ruslan Woodrow 'Rus' Ford
Personality: A shy yet friendly guy, Rus is a great friend to have. However, he's not one to strike up a conversation. He'll wait for his companion to start to conversation for him. Ruslan is also not into being too social. If he's at a party or gathering you can find him huddled up against the wall as he watches everybody else converse among each other. When approaching him, you'll have to approach him like he's a wild animal. If you are too outgoing and a bit too much you'll most likely scare him away and chase away a potentially great friend. However, if you're able to contain yourself and approach him in a quiet and calm manner, he'll talk to you. He might drag on with a certain subject but he'll be sure to catch himself before he can go any further. When you get to know him more he'll be a completely different person than when you first meet him. He's a very intelligent person who always has thousands of thoughts going through his head. Sometimes he may ramble on about a certain subject and you'll end up having to pull him out of the abyss which is his own thoughts and ideas. He's one to make you go to bed at night with a deep existential crisis. If he could, he would cuss you out. He isn't afraid to insult you until you're rolled up in a ball and crying. However, it's very rare for him to get like that since he's always afraid that he'll be judged. Rus is also one to overthink certain thing. If you get in an argument with him on one single day, he'll think about that single argument for a whole week, maybe longer. He's not one to enjoy conflict or drama. All he ever wants is just to have a simple friendship without any drama getting in the way. If you ever get into any conflict with him, he simply won't know how to deal with it. Especially if you're a great friend of his. All he'll do is just smile in disbelief and will most likely leave the conversation. Now, Rus is still a great friend to have, really. He's loyal and will do anything to see you happy. Sometimes you may get embarrassed by his idiotic actions but he's really a lovable guy and you can't stay mad at him forever. Ruslan is also a master at masking his emotions. If he's sad he'll be quick to put on a smile and happy attitude when somebody approaches him. He doesn't like his sadness to be a burden for others so he'll force himself to be happy so you can be happy. Overall, Rus is a seemingly shy and introverted person at first glance. However, if you take your time to dig deeper, he's a very friendly, sweet, and intelligent young man.
Backstory/History: Rus was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 14. His father came from a very long lineage of werewolves while his mother but a human. She had married him, knowing the risk that one of their children would end up with beast blood running through their veins. They had three children but only one of them carried on the werewolf blood, and that child was Ruslan. He and his family had found out when he was only 3. Rus had gotten quite frustrated at something and his eyes had begun to change to yellow. Scared of himself, Ruslan ran to his mother and asked her what was happening to him. This was exactly what she was scared of but she completely accepted the fact that Rus was a werewolf. His sister, Kate (who is older by 5 years) was told about this and she promised that she would try her best to keep watch over him. Then Alex was born (who is younger by 2 years) and caused the family some trouble. There was never one day where he would not stop crying. On top of that his father (John) was starting to get a bit down. He was getting yelled at when at work and he was soon to lose his job. In the meanwhile Rus was still learning how to deal with his newly found power. When he was 6 years old his father got fired from his job and he had gone to drowning his anger in alcohol so that he wouldn't transform. Rus's mother had to get a job since John wasn't going back to work anytime soon. At 7 he had tried to play on his sister's keyboard and when she saw him doing this she didn't hesitate to try and teach him. Even Alex would actually come and calmly join them while their father would be passed out on the sofa or table. Rus was quick to pick up on the piano and learned most songs at age 9. However, his father's alcohol problem was getting worse and now the alcohol couldn't control him. He would stumble around the house in a drunken rage while the siblings hid in their room. One night he actually broke into their room and started yelling at them. Kate, being the oldest, stepped in front of her brothers to protect both of them. John and Kate argued for what seemed like forever before John backhanded her and she fell on the ground. Alex was able to escape but Rus couldn't and he was directly in John's path. His father had gone into half werewolf mode and had the sharp teeth, yellow eyes, all of it. Ruslan was badly beaten before Kate got him to leave. She then retrieved Alex and the three of them barricaded themselves inside the room. Kate helped calm down both of her brothers before their mother (Amelia) finally returned home. She was incredibly angered and shocked to see what had happened and didn't hesitate to kick John out of the house. Amelia then went to make sure all her children were alright and was quite sad to see that Rus had been severely affected by what had happened. At age 10 Ruslan started to transform when the full moon came out and they would have to tie him up so that he couldn't do anything to them. The transformation would last for 5 hours at the minimum before he turned back into a human. Amelia found it hard to be taking care of the three but Kate was there to help. She made sure that her brothers were taken care of and she helped Rus control himself. Rus had found that playing the piano helped him quite a lot. Kate then took out her old guitar and ukulele and allowed him to play them as well. It helped him quite a lot and his transformations during the full moon weren't as bad as they were before. His life was beginning to come back together and he was glad that it was. Rus continued to teach himself how to play all the instruments he was given and was given an electric guitar on his 13th birthday. When he was 14, Kate left to go to college in Washington and it was now just Rus and Alex. The two brothers got along just well but Alex was a troublemaker. He might have only been 12 but he was getting into the criminal business. Alex was slowly but surely joining a gang and didn't tell anybody about it. Amelia gave her children to her brother and sister-in-law since she could no longer take care of them. Now Ruslan and Alex were in the hands of Uncle Gary and Aunt Mary. At 16, Alex was arrested for attempted robbery, possession of drugs, and affiliation with a gang. Rus's powers had also finished passing stage 1 and now he was ready for his powers to grow stronger. Gary and Mary didn't pay too much attention to Rus and felt unloved. At 17 he ran away and was out in Vegas for 4 months before he was found and returned. Of course, he didn't like to be around his aunt and uncle and tried to ignore them as much as he could. When he was 18 he moved out and got his own apartment in Vegas. He had joined a college but dropped out after a few months and got a job at a jazz club. Rus has been tracked down by several hunters but he has started to master the art of hiding his powers and blends in as a regular person. However, he's not aware that it'll all only get worse.
Faceclaim: Bo Burnham
Theme Song(s): I'm Gonna Live Until I Die - Frank Sinatra
Lay me Down - The Oh Hello's
rock + roll - EDEN
- Really wishes he was a normal person
- Can play the ukulele, electric and acoustic guitar, piano/keyboard, and a little bit of the violin. He can also sing. Rus was self taught in everything but had a little bit of help from his sister
- Sometimes he may start having a panic attack when performing
- Whenever he's nervous or tense when performing, he'll start to get faster
- He hates alcohol with a burning passion
- Ruslan is a 6'5 bundle of skinny awkwardness
- He hasn't talked or interacted with his family since he moved out
- If he's panicking, nervous, or really scared he'll start speaking faster and will be easily irritated or angered
- Of course, having panic attacks aren't good for him and he'll try his bet to calm himself down before disaster strikes
- He may not be the strongest person but he'll beat you up if he has to
- Usually bikes or walks to desitnations
- He has two other nicknames which are Rusty (a nickname his sister gave him) and Ross (a nickname the owner of the main jazz club he works at calls him)
- His favorite instrument is the piano/keyboard and he enjoys playing jazz music, specifically swing
Werewolf Form (not my art)
As a werewolf Rus may lose some or most memory and will sometimes wake up in a daze or full of confusion. He can also transform into a werewolf by himself but that's actually quite hard and he has only done it several times. The moon phases do control his transformations. On every full moon he turns into his werewolf form no matter what he does. When he's a werewolf he stands at 8'10 with large paws, teeth, and claws. When he's a full-on werewolf he has little to no control over himself. Sometimes he may gain a feral mind and attack whoever or whatever is in his path. However, he can control himself if he concentrates enough. As a werewolf he can run and walk on all fours or run and walk on two legs. Of course, he's much faster when on all fours. As a human there are things that are there to show that he is a werewolf. His canine teeth are quite sharper and a bit longer than that of a normal human. He tells people that it's just a condition whenever they notice his teeth. Rus has a very strong sense of smell and incredible hearing. He can't stand loud or high-pitched noises and very foul scents. Ruslan has been trying to learn how to ignore these things but it's quite hard for him to do just that. He also has night vision and enhanced strength, agility, reflexes, jump, bite, durability, endurance, senses, speed, and stamina. If angered, very nervous or scared, stressed, or really annoyed he'll turn into a werewolf. However, it's very rare for him to become a full-on werewolf and will only got into a half transformation. His eyes will turn yellow, teeth will get sharper, hair and sideburns grow longer and become ruffled and rough, and his nails may turn into claws. In this form he has more control of himself but the feral part of his mind also still has control over him. You can stop him when he's transforming by trying to calm him down or you could go and find a hiding spot. The regular weaknesses of a werewolf (such as silver and wolfs-bane) can gravely wound him when he's in werewolf form. These items to wound him badly when he's a human but not as bad as when he's a werewolf. His werewolf blood also gives him a hard time sleeping and he'll usually be up in the middle of the night for weeks on end. There are also certain potions/medicine you can create to stop him from transforming.