A note: Humans have an extensive array of types and the powers available to them. For this reason, we're leaving human
powers up to the players. The admin will still check over the powers to ensure they are reasonable, but if we were to list
out everything that a human might be able to do, it would take us literally weeks. As powers are posted and accepted, we will
snag them and post a generally named version for others to look at, as ideas for what they can do. Please, feel free to personalize
your magic/abilities. Thank you.
Null: A null is a human that has no special abilities, but beyond
this, they are not sensitive in the least to magical emanations. A very large amount of people have some degree of sensitivity
towards preternatural emanations, but nulls do not. These are run of the mill humans.
Sensitive: A sensitive
is a human with no special abilities that can still sense magic afoot, but probably will not even realize what he is sensing.
Sensitives often get “gut instincts” and “hunches” that pay off – these are usually dismissed
as luck. Most sensitive humans do not even know they have this ability.
Clairvoyant: Clairvoyants are extremely
sensitive humans that can pick up feelings, memories, or even visions from touching objects or people. Most strong clairvoyants
view this ability as more of a curse than a gift – clairvoyants usually end up closeting themselves away from all others
to get away from their visions. Clairvoyants have a history with working for the police in murder investigations, but they
tend to avoid evil or violent people, unable to deal with the visions that arise from them.
Renfield: A Renfield
is a human with a few bites from a vampire – they are often mistaken as human servants by those ignorant of vampire
ways. Before the movie Dracula, vampires just referred to Renfields as slaves.
Human Servant: A human servant
is a human bonded to a vampire through a series of marks, each one tying the human closer to the vampire. A human servant
with full marks shares in a vampire’s power, lending him super-human strength, speed, and regenerative abilities. A
detailed mention of marks can be found on the Vampire Powers page under the Human Servant power.
Pyrokinetics are extremely rare individuals that can control and ignite fire with their thoughts alone. They are rare for
many reasons – they tend to have a variety of mental problems and are hunted by vampires to keep their kind culled.
A pyro’s own aura keeps him from burning even in the middle of a firestorm, though smoke will still asphyxiate them.
For the purposes of our room, pyrokinetics can control existing flames or stream fire in the form of a torch or fire-bolt
– there will be no snapping of the fingers and igniting individuals from across the room without a medium of some kind.
“There’s a theory that a pyro’s
aura keeps them from burning. When you touched his skin, you were too close to his own aura, his own protection, to burn.”
Witch: Witches are the most
varied and loosely defined class of humans in the Anita Blake series. They hold a variety of powers – healing, creation
of charms, curses, using lycanthrope skins to shift, attacking the aura of other beings, and more still. There are many kinds
of witches, most usually pagan and benevolent. Typical witches cannot cause harm with their powers, except through some sort
of medium such as a lycanthrope skin.
curse is like the ultimate act of will. You just gather all your power, magic, whatever, and focus it on one person. You will
them to be cursed.” Lunatic Café 63
“It is possible by magic to take a shifter’s skin and use it
to shapeshift yourself. You get all of the advantages, greater strength, speed, ect…. And you are not tied to the moon.”
Lunatic Café 314-315
I fired at her as I ran. The shots went wild, but it broke some of her concentration and I could
feel Asher again. His life was being pulled out of him like a fish on a string. I could feel his blood thundering against
his skin. His heart leaped in his chest like a caged thing struggling to get out, and it was her his heart was trying to get
to, as if she could pull his heart from his chest from a distance. BM 377-378
Animator / Voodoo Priest/Priestess: Animators and practitioners of voodoo are raisers
of the dead. The most common use of their power is the raising of zombies – the exact ritual for this is detailed elsewhere
in the site. The main difference between these two breeds is morality – while both raise the dead, practitioners of
voodoo are often steeped in dark rituals, involving human sacrifices at times for the heightened power it brings. For the
purposes of our room, an animator or voodoo practitioner may raise 1 to 3 zombies at any one time, depending on their level
of power. Voodoo practitioners may control a monster instead, composed of many human and animal corpses and piled into a monstrosity
that is nearly indestructible. These use of zombies and monster at the same time is not allowed. Voodoo practitioners may
also make magical charms called gris-gris, but the creation of these permanently lowers the magical power of the practitioner
unless they are re-absorbed. Both animators and voodoo practitioners have some resistance to vampire mind-rolling and can
sense the ages and powers of vampires just by being near them.
Zombies are not inhumanly strong. But they can use every ounce of strength; they don’t save anything. Almost
any human can do a superhuman feat, once. Pop muscles, tear cartilage, snap your spine, but you can lift the car. Only inhibitors
in the brain prevent us all from destroying ourselves. Zombies don’t have inhibitors. The corpse could literally tear
me apart while it tore itself apart. LC 131
A necromancer is very similar to animators and voodoo practitioners. However, where they have a gift that must be trained,
necromancers hold sway over the dead naturally. As well, rather than raise zombies, necromancers prefer to raise spirits to
call forth answers from the dead. The undead with no current orders will obey them without the use of power and they can raise
zombies and create and control monsters similar to voodoo practitioners. However, they cannot make charms like voodoo practitioners
unless trained. Necromancers are rare and hunted by vampires, as vampires fear that necromancers may somehow gain influence
over them. Also, very strong necromancers possess the ability to work even during the day, provided they are under cover.
And an important note: Anita Blake was a necromancer, but she was an exception to the rule – most necromancers are not
nearly as strong or as versatile with power as she is.
“I have never heard of a necromancer who could raise the dead in broad daylight,” Jean-Claude said.
shrugged gracefully. It reminded me of Jean-Claude. It takes a couple hundred years to make a shrug pretty. “I don’t
know about broad daylight, but just as some vampires can walk around during the day, as long as they are sufficiently sheltered,
I believe the same principle would apply to necromancers.” KD 282
Sorcerer: Sorcerers are demon-summoners, those who traffic with demons or worse things
for power. They tend to be even more deranged than pyrokinetics, craving violence and sacrifices as a need, as much as food
or water. Their powers are detailed in the quotes below. As sorcerers are rare and powerful things, a specific storyline must
be submitted to the admins in order to play a character of this nature.
You didn’t call something this evil without a circle of protection either for the sorcerer to stand in or for
the beastie to be put inside of. Anita Blake, Page 308 Blue Moon
When I crossed the circle, I got that feeling of evil.
No matter how monstrous the critter, it doesn’t feel the same as something dedicated to evil and no other purpose. Anita
Blake, Page 312 Blue Moon
“Trafficking with the demonic taint the soul.” Anita Blake, Page 312 Blue Moon
sacrifice had been killed with a knife, but the soul had been taken. And I couldn’t raise the body. If a demon was involved
in the death, then the body was just so much clay. Anita Blake, Page 315 Blue Moon
“Misguided people have told
me I was crazy, Anita. But I did hear voices, my Master’s voice.” Linus Beck, Page 325 Blue Moon
were people who got their power from demonic – or worse – power.” Anita Blake, Page 325 Blue Moon
stared across the meadow and found that there was something else in the circle. I wasn’t sure if it was the blackness
of it that made it hard to see, or if it was like smoke, never exactly one shape. It seemed to be about man height, maybe
eight feet, not much more. It was so thin that it looked like it was made of sticks. Its legs were longer than they should
have been, bent wrong somehow. I realized that the longer I stared at it, the more solid it was becoming. The neck was a long
serpentine, bent back on its shoulders like a heron, and it had a beak for a mouth. If it had eyes, I couldn’t see them.
The face looked blind and only half-formed. Anita Blake, Page 402 Blue Moon
Part-Fae: The faes are the Sidhe and Fairy Folk – however, despite the Merry
Gentry series being written by the same author, we believe that series to be separate from the Anita Blake series. However,
it was stated that there were still humans with fae blood in them. Raw Head and Bloody Bones was the only pure fae left in
North America, so we will not be allowing any pure faes. Part faes are welcome and can have a series of potential powers (but
not all of the following): enhanced strength (comparable to a lycanthrope), visions upon touch, glamour (illusions), and the
stroking of lust. All people of fae bloodlines are immune to silver much like vampires are immune to regular bullets. Wounds
caused by anything other than cold iron heal faster than human, especially by the light of the moon.