"There is a world that overlaps ours, a parallel realm where "demons" lay in wait, living in a hell unlike anything that religion or science can imagine."
— Neku Sakuraba
Otherborn (link here
) is a message board primarily dedicated to roleplaying
. You've probably heard of this sort of thing before; everyone signs up with an account that serves as their character, and then proceeds to immerse themselves into another world as those characters.
Otherborn, however, has a twist.
As an enforced Alternate Universe
fanfiction setting, all "Main" characters are required to be from some other Canon
. This is part of the integral concept of the website.
The story takes place in Urbadelphia, a mysterious city plagued by outbreaks of "Demons", which are destructive, unearthly monsters that seek to conquer our world
. These demons come from an alternate dimension known as the Otherworld, a creepy, twisted world that in some ways mirrors our own. When they cross between their world and ours, they pierce a mystic Veil that separates the two. For a brief time, this Veil overlaps our world, causing it to twist and shift. Of course, the mundane inhabitants of our world cannot perceive it - it takes special people, born with an arcane connection to the other side, to perceive the shift; these people call themselves Otherborn. Blessed (or cursed
) with special abilities, these Otherborn are often alienated from society by their powers, afraid that they are freaks or even monsters themselves. To relieve this, and combat the demonic threat, there is the Network - a secret organization, created by Otherborn to act as support for their own kind and serve as a central agency for those who would fight for the survival of the world.Warning: Anything in spoiler tags has not happened in RP yet. Thus, to those who are participating, these points really will spoil something. Read spoilers at your own risk.
This page has a character sheet
. If you're on Otherborn, why don't you go add your character?
Tropes present in Otherborn: