Here's the basic premise; You and several others (about 7-10 players total) wake up in a clinic in a small community known as Espoir Village, nestled in the remote Mortechaîne Valley in an unknown location. You learn from the attending nurse that you and the others were found unconscious in the nearby forest four days ago, though you have no idea how you got there in the first place.
The mayor of the village arrives, and informs you that, unfortunately, the main way out of the valley has been heavily obstructed thanks to some rockslides that have recently occurred. So, for the time being, you and the others will need to remain in the village until things clear up.
However... What is the meaning for your arrival? How did all of you somehow get here? Why you? That is the first mystery you'll encounter as the story of the people unfolds and you learn of all that has transpired in the seemingly pleasant little town... Horridly grotesque chain murders that have spasmodically occurred in the past, sudden disappearances, and the mysterious phantom waif that has been sighted in the woods, and the individual demons of the townspeople you see every day... As you uncover each truth, it will give rise to a new truth, and all of these connect to reveal the ultimate truth.
It is up to you to bring peace to these people, once and for all, for there is
a reason you're all here. Unbeknownst to the the group, one of you hold the key to salvation that will ultimately end the suffering in the valley... And save your lives as well.
However, one of you has been infested with a Corruption that will gradually drive you insane and turn you against your companions. And... It will spread. Not even they know they are affected, and by the time anyone realizes it... It may already be too late.
And so, the clock is ticking... Your job is to solve the mystery and overcome the ultimate test... Hopefully, before you lose your lives or minds. Happy hunting, and best of luck... You'll need it.
Now, time to get some technical things out of the way so we don't spend 4 pages debating about it afterwards.
In case it isn't obvious, this is not your typical one-liner post RP. This will be a very writing-intensive story, as the key to playing and winning is to interact with the NP Cs
and to investigate the various locations in the village. Basically, don't write one-liners. By following the clues you find, you will eventually get to the bottom of all of the problems in town.
will be controlled by me, seeing as I'm the only one that knows the whole story right from the get-go. It wouldn't be much of a mystery if everyone and their mother knew what was going to happen, eh? In addition, upon entering areas that are currently relevant to the plot, I will drop hints as to where to search for clues. I will notify players of the general time of day, and of the transition between days. NP Cs
will usually be in the same location at the start of the day, unless I notify you otherwise.
The player that is The Chosen One
and the one affected by the Corruption will be selected by the infinite wisdom of some lovely scraps of paper and my trusty fedora. And will be PMed
The Chosen One
's main perk is that they have healing abilities and are immune to Corruption. They can also do some offensive light-based magic. They will NOT be aware of their abilities at first, and will only gradually learn of their existence.
The Corrupted individual will have increased strength and speed, but only slightly. They can spread the Corruption to other players by forming close relationships with them. Their descent into insanity is somewhat slow but can be hastened as events unfold. The key factor here is that the characters, even the one it originated from, are not aware that they are Corrupted and may not even realize they're losing their sanity. Thus, it is one of the more difficult roles to write for, but very effective if done well.
I will provide a nice list of locations, NP Cs
, and a map once the RP starts. Also, please use human characters... O Cs
The game ends when you solve the mystery, you all die, or everyone minus the savior is corrupted.
Right, here's the form:
I hope to god this is self-explanatory. First and last, or whatever. Age:
Once again, very self explanatory. Gender:
I hope they have one. Appearance:
How they look. Describe their race, hair/eye color, height/build, clothes, etc.... Any noticeable physical features... Personality:
Their overall personality and disposition. Include any personality or character tics and habits, phobias, whatever. Talents or Skills:
If they have any special talents or skills, note it here. Their occupation can go here as well. Random:
Anything you'd like to share that isn't covered on the form.
1. Right, so... Basic forum rules apply.
2. Please, please, please, please, please, PLEASE do NOT share that you are Corrupted or the savior to other players IC or OOC unless it is to inform them that you've corrupted them (And even then, use very good judgment)
3. Do not spoil plot details for other players. Sometimes I may inform a player of something for the purpose of story. Don't ruin the fun for everyone else.
4. Don't be a douchebag. Unless you're Wiji. Because seriously, it's not cool... Unless you're Wiji. It just pisses people off.
5. If at all possible, try to avoid one-liners. Describe. You're solving a mystery, here! Describe where your character's looking, what they discover (I'll handle what clues they find, and hint at what to look for, as stated.). If you're just conversing with another character, it's fine to an extent. But... Yeah, use good judgment.
Sub GM is Wiji. She will crack down on y'all if you're doing something stupid.\\
Anywho, feel free to sign up now, and congratulations if you actually read through all of that. Don't be afraid to ask if you have any questions.
edited 5th May '11 11:54:05 AM by Motree
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