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Default Kidnapped By The Cult {RP} - 02-18-2008, 07:20 AM

This RP is based partly on various random ideas I've had floating around for ages, and partly on a book I read about cults.


1. This RP is for experienced RPers only. That means the following ONLY can join this RP; Silent_Wolf, Sarah_K_O_M, TheHayleyDoll, Spirit_Queen, Singergirl509. No-one else. If your name does not appear on that list, do not spam in this RP asking to join or PM me doing the same.

2. No Mary Sues or Gary Stus. Or else I will hit you. Also, this is a human only RP. No other races allowed.

3. Abide by the rules laid out in the stickies.

4. If you wish to play the kidnapped girl, then she cannot be aware of her fate cuz Tamah has yet to choose her as a victim. If you wish to play Tamah's heir, it's up to you how she accepts her position; whether she accepts it cuz she has no choice, or revels in it. However, she can't escape under any circumstances.

5. Please try not to sign up for the same roles as everyone else. I would like to have all the roles listed filled. Don't forget that anyone can play a random sect or anti-sect member if the need arises. Remember that this RP is set in modern times.

Character form:
Position: (Sect member/Anti-Sect Group Member/Other, ie the kidnapped girl)

The original sect that was created as the sect named "The Lady Of God" was formed by a woman named Francine Petiot. Dissatisfied by the Church's teachings, Francine withdrew from the world to a retreat in the mountains to meditate and to think on how to set things right. After she had been living there for a month, Francine experienced what she would later term as a visitation from God, but in reality could have been a hallucination caused by the thin air up the mountain that she climbed for spiritual enlightenment.

In any case, whatever the reality of what she saw, Francine became convinced that the teachings of the Church were wrong, that instead of Eve corrupting Adam, it had in fact been the other way round and that women were pure before the interventions of men. She left her retreat to start a new sect with this idea in mind, soon collecting several followers, both men and women, to join her. Francine built with the help of her followers a headquarters in the mountains, still near enough to a few towns so that she and her followers could visit them for food supplies, clothing, and other needs; but yet far away enough for the group to be isolated.

Francine's sect soon swelled its numbers; they all lived in the headquarters in peace and harmony, Francine styling herself as "The Lady Of God." Before new members could join, they had to swear to keep the sacred rules that Francine had drawn up, and swear also life fealty to the Lady. The rules were as follows:

1. All members joining must give all their worldly goods to the group in order to become self reliant within the group and on the other members of the group.
2. All members must practice chastity outside of marriage.
3. All children born to members must be initiated to the ways of the group at the age of 12 years old, before they can become tainted by the ways of the world.
4. All members must revere The Lady Of God at all times.
5. All members must promise to help those in need.

The simple life of the members of the group of The Lady Of God continued peacefully for several years, even after Francine died and her daughter Marie took over. The peace was shattered after Marie died from a mysterious illness, and her daughter Geniveve took control. Geniveve had ideas of her own, ideas that did not suit the simplistic ways that her mother and grandmother had taught. She had poisoned her mother in order that these ideas be put into practice. She added on the following rules, removing the fifth one from the original list:

5. All members must go out and initiate new members to the group, by any means necessary,
6. Certain members are to be excempt from rule 2. These members will be chosen by The Lady.
7. A boy is to be taken and made into the Beast, therefore representing the evil of man.
8. Every seven years, a virginial maiden is to be taken, and given all the sins of the world.
9. She is given a chance for redemption.
10. If she cannot redeem herself, she is to be burned alive.

Geniveve's ideas were immediately implemented; all sect members that protested were struck down by illness and later death; Geniveve claimed that they had been struck down by God for disobeying his Lady, in reality she had given them poison in their food. A newborn baby boy was stolen from a hospital and brought up not as a child, but as a dog; given a collar and leash, black clothes, and forced to remain on all fours as he grew up. He was forbidden to speak to any member and had to eat from a dog bowl. Any disobedience would result in a beating.

When he reached the age of 13, the first maiden was taken. She had to be aged at least 14 and virginial. She was told that she would be burned alive unless she did what the Lady said. The girl was told that she carried all the sins of the world, and in order to pass them on to the Beast, she must sleep with him. If the union resulted in a child, both her and the child would be burned alive. Otherwise, she would be initiated into the cult as a High Priestess if there was already an heir to the position of Lady Of God, as heir if there was not.

The story starts over a century after Geniveve first put her rules into practice, bringing us to the present day. The group is several hundred members strong, and the current Beast is nearing age 20 so it is nearly time for a second maiden to be taken. The one taken before, when the Beast was aged 13, was lucky enough to survive and is now the heir to the current Lady, name of Tamah.

Unbeknownst to Tamah, there are people who are against the sect and what it represents; their knowledge of it is sketchy, based on testimonies from the few who managed to escape its thrall, but they certainly know of the maiden and of the Beast. They know that the ritual concerning the maiden will take place during a short time span; if the maiden falls pregnant, she will not be killed until she gives birth. They know that they are unable to prevent the kidnapping, due to not knowing where it will take place, but they hope to be able to rescue the maiden before she can be killed and to break up the sect.

Who are you within this story? Are you the leader of the group against the sect? Are you the Lady's current heir, who may or may not exhult in her position? Are you the girl who's fate is to be kidnapped and suffer the ritual? Are you a member of the group against the sect, ready to destroy it and rescue the Beast and maiden? Or are you one of the High Priests or Priestesses, who follow Tamah in all she does?

Name: Tamah Petiot, aka The Lady (the part about God was dropped ages ago, as were the religious aspects. Also, all Ladies take on the surname of the First Lady.)
Age: 44
Position: The Lady, ie the leader of the sect
Bio: Tamah was a former maiden, snatched from outside her school at age 15. She was given the same test meted out to all kidnapped maidens; due to infertility caused by ovarian cysts, she didn't become pregnant so joined the sect as heir to the current Lady of the time. She eventually became Lady when the current Lady died after an accident, and revelled in the power given to her. Tamah came from a poor family, so seized the chance to become the Lady with both hands. She now leads the sect, and teaches her own heir in the ways of the sect.

Name: Zack, aka The Beast
Age: 19
Position: The Beast
Bio: Zack has no idea of his surname, or indeed who his real family is. He was kidnapped from the hospital that he was born in, by a High Priestess of the sect, and taken to headquarters to be raised as per the rules concerning the Beast. He has never walked upright or lived as a human, altho some sympathetic sect members will talk to him and encourage him to reply; this is forbidden so has to be done in secret. Zack hates his life, particularly the ritual with the forced coupling, and longs to be able to escape and live a normal life. He has seen elements of the outside world on TV and heard sect members talking, so he is aware of what he's missing.

Last edited by Miranda_ : 02-18-2008 at 02:37 PM.
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