Rockport City, on the east coast of the United States, is a place of promise and opportunity. For 399 years, it has stood as a testament to America's multicultural nature. However, at the end of the industrial age, the factories closed, the buildings were left to rot, and the people lost their purpose for several years. The only thing remaining of its golden past was Ravencroft Institute, a world-famous school that forms a miniature city within Rockport, and is its main source of income now. In time, modern technology transformed the city thanks to the help of the H+ Prosthetics founder Arthur Price and the rather staggering amounts of technological development that made the newer sections of the city the very image of an ideal first world city. However even boasting a newly stabilized economy and multicultural population, the city holds a secret that is just waiting to creep into the lives of the unsuspecting.Throughout the city, some people swear they can hear the rattling of chains and the screeching of gears in those scant moments of silence. During the darkest hours of night, something happens. Bodies have been found, bound in chains and mutilated, though the bizarre cause of this is yet unknown. People from the poorest districts, the nobodies without a roof to die under, have been mysteriously dissapearing in mass numbers with the police unable -or unwilling- to do anything. Can you unravel the mystery? Will you face the machine?Based off the Persona series of video games, Persona: Rising Reverie is a Play By Post Game taking place in an original setting.The RP can be found here.
This roleplay provides examples of the following tropes:
Anyone Can Die: Downplayed. Ordinarily, only "Hardcore Mode" threads result in character death. NPCs, however, can die at any point in Otherworld threads.
Axe Crazy: The Iron Maiden. A human shaped entity with a metallic mask and iron limbs that is absolutely obsessed with dragging people into the Otherworld and maiming them in horrible ways, leaving the body to be found back in the city. In the Central Hospital event. She is not above getting a bit innapropiately excited about spilling the blood of RP Cs.
Put on a Bus: After three months of inactivity, a user's characters are moved into the Cryo forum. Alternatively, the user can request that they be moved there.
The Power of Friendship: Every few Social Link ranks, additional bonuses are unlocked such as increased damage/accuracy when attacking the same target, being able to heal another's ailment, and being able to perform "Combo Breakdowns" at rank 10.
Stealth Hi/Bye: In a meta example, member YinYangBomb frequently appears in the chatbox with no warning. S/he is always kind enough to announce when s/he's leaving, however.
Taste Of Power: So far, when a character awakens to their persona, they have full access to their persona's full skill list, and can cast two skills in the same turn. After a while, however, things start gettingweird. There is a REASON the way to summon Personae involves chains from then on.