Living since the dawn of time, a medusa named Azami wandered the earth. Other than her red eyes and scale-covered cheeks, she seemed like a normal human girl. Inside of her existed 11 snakes; each with a unique "eye-related" power. They were: Snake of Concealing Eyes, (Snake of) Deceiving Eyes, Stealing Eyes, Drawing Eyes, Locking Eyes, Combining Eyes, Opening Eyes, Focusing Eyes, Clearing Eyes, and Favoring Eyes.
Azami fell in love with a human and had a half-medusa, half-human child. After living happily with her family for several decades, she was struck with a problem she had never had to deal with before: both her husband and her daughter would die before she did. The deeply troubled medusa then heard a voice. One of her snakes -- the Snake of Clearing Eyes -- suggested that she use her powers to create a neverending world. She would be able to bring her family into this world, and without the existence of time she could live with them forever. Azami agreed. She decided to name this world "the Kagerou Daze"(Heat Haze Daze)
The medusa planned for the three of them to enter on August 15. It was the day her husband proposed to her. However, that very day, humans came to slay the monster living in their forest; namely, her. Betrayed and hurt, Azami fled into the Kagerou Daze alone.
Azami lived in the Kagerou Daze for centuries. One day, the Snake of Clearing eyes came back with some news. Her daughter Shion and her granddaughter Marry had been killed. Unaware to Azami, Shion had continued to live on after her mother's departure and even found love of her own. Coincidentally, the day was August 15.
That day, Marry had ignored her mother's warnings and ventured outside of their cottage. She was immediately found and attacked by two humans. Shion attempted to save her daughter by turning the attackers into stone (courtesy of the power she inherited from Azami) but she was struck on the head and killed too.
Disraught, Azami gave an order to the Kagerou Daze: "Bring in the two that died on August 15." She gave Marry her "Queen" snake, the Snake of Combining Eyes, to act as a surrogate life. It succeded and Marry was brought back into the world of the living.
The Queen snake was responsible for controlling all the other snakes, as well as the neverending world. As a result, Azami lost control of the Daze and her snakes. The Kagerou Daze only remembered her last command: "Bring in the two that died on August 15. Give one of them a snake and send them back."
And that brings us to the present.
A group of 11 children have bonded over their odd, red eyes. Each of them also have some sort of supernatural power that they can't explain. One thing they can all agree on is this: their powers only appeared after they 'died'. Together they form the Mekakushi Dan(lit. Blindfold Gang), a self-proclaimed vigilante group that uses their powers to solve crimes and evade police detection. Along with trying to live their life (and pay rent) they're trying to solve the mystery surrounding their supposed deaths and the origin of their powers.
Unbeknownst to them, not all snakes are simply dormant powers. One of them is the user, rather than the used.
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Concealing Eyes: The holder(user) can conceal their own presence and the presences of others in a 3m radius around them. They don't actually disappear, it's just nearly impossible for people to notice them. Those close or familiar with the hidden person will have a much easier time noticing them.
Stealing Eyes: The holder can 'steal' the thoughts from the minds of other people. They're a mindreader basically.
Deceiving Eyes: The holder can change what other people see them as. For instance, they could make themselves look happy when they're actually sad. Again, they don't actually shapeshift, they just change what people see when they look at them.
Drawing Eyes: The holder will draw the attention of everyone, no matter what the personal tastes of those people might be. The ability can also be used to sense where the attention of others is directed.
Locking Eyes: The classic medusa ability; by making eye-contact with the holder, the other person will turn into stone. However the character who has this snake (in the original series) inherited it so the power is much weaker, only able to temporarily freeze the person instead of turning them into stone.
Combining Eyes: Also known as the 'queen snake'. Its primary purpose is to combine and control the other snakes(powers) but it is also known to cause reality-altering effects, such as turning back time.
Opening Eyes: The holder is able to project their consciousness into other objects, most notably electronic devices. They can have easy access to the information stored inside said object and any features it has. However, they need a pathway to get in and out of the objects, such as a cord of sorts for electronics. Otherwise they're trapped and can be disposed of along with the object they're inhabiting.
Focusing Eyes: The holder is able to perceive objects, people, and locations that are far away, from an aerial view.
Awakening Eyes: The holder is able to remake their body into a form of their choosing. This can be used to heal from wounds as well as grant desirable features. However, in exchange for a different body, the holder's memory is almost entirely wiped.
Clearing Eyes: The holder can negate the power of the other snakes.
Favoring Eyes: The holder can project their emotions and memories onto others.
And this final snake is not one of Azami's, but one of Marry's.
Retaining Eyes: The holder can remember all that's happened to them over the course of many timelines. (courtesy of the queen snake since time keeps resetting in KagePro because of the queen snake holder.)
-Be courteous to your other roleplayers! Don't be rude out of PoV posts
-The roleplayers are not their characters; if a character is rude to you in-Pov, it is not a personal attack
-Balanced characters (No Mary Sues/Gary Stus)
-No controlling other people's characters
-Saves last for 24 hours
-All types of shipping are allowed, especially since this is a rp that focuses heavily on interaction and friendship. And speaking of friendship if you don't want to ship that's perfectly ok
-One power per forumer
-Powers will be assigned through a random number generator. It's first come first serve; however, if there's only one power left you're guaranteed that power basically. If your save expires, the power will be put back into the pool
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A secret place for me and you
Where everyday was fun and new
A simple time played in our heads
We’ll tell this story again
Refreshing, isn’t it?
Let’s breathe the air, try not to cry
It’s time to say our goodbyes