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"Whoever is reading this, I'm telling you right now, stay the fuck out of North Georgia."
The Journal of Mack Spades

In January 2011 a massive blizzard swept over North Georgia, taking every supernatural being and monster hunter from Blue Ridge to Atlanta with it. The only thing left of them were the bodies, inanimate and pure like the new fallen snow. For a while mundane life became inexplicably calmer, with crime rates dropping across the board and politics becoming just a little more civil. For a while it looked like the Nameless Genocide had done its job. But then all the chaos started coming back, and guess what? If you're not human you're part of the problem.


The Dirge of Mercy Belle is an unpublished forum chronicle running on the new World of Darkness system. The plot centers around the various supernatural factions (Vampires, Werewolves, Hunters, and Geniuses) and their effort to recolonize North Georgia after the Nameless Genocide wiped them all out, along with the poor mortals just trying to live their lives in peace. Fat chance of that happening.

This page is very much a Work in Progress, but the Chronicle itself is still ongoing. To learn more, check out their Wiki here.


This story contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Luna and Zyanya fit the description pretty well, although Zyanya isn't around anymore
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Truth in Darkness was this for Blake.
  • Aerith and Bob: Not as common as in most RPGs, but names like Luna, Zyanya, and Amethyst play it straight.
  • All Is Well That Ends Well: This is Zig-Zagged, with some characters caring more about danger than others. Luna Subverts this as her repressed thoughts take physical form and try to kill her, and Enid is an inversion. Exaggerated by Chris; after getting riddled with bullets, kicked in the balls twice, knocked unconscious four times, nearly thrown off a cliff, and shot through the chest by his friend Ben, he just shrugs it all off and walks back to his car.
    "Are you coming or not?"
  • Apocalyptic Log: A mild example; Peter Lot's brother Jerry was a member of Network Zero, and thus recorded almost all his successful hunts... along with the toll they began to take on his body and mind. He leaves the tapes to Peter after he dies. Ben also wrote one of these at some point, cataloging his quest to learn Katastrofi 5.
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  • Applied Phlebotinum: Geniuses and Werewolves can create this, as can Hunters to a certain extent. A pissed off December uses hers to remotely crash a car through a hospital window, and Jack Vanatis makes a point to bottle his up and store it like jam.
  • Autocannibalism: This applies to all vampires, as their body feeds on itself to power their special abilities (and even just to wake them up at night).
  • Ax Crazy: Enid Quent, to a T. Justified and Deconstructed, as severe mental trauma from imprisonment and torture has made her highly unstable; being a Rahu most certainly does not help.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Michelle Lawson: City hall employee and badass Werewolf!
  • Badass Driver: Chris and Ben belong to an organization that has this as its hat. Both play the part pretty well. Jack Vanatis could be considered this too, frequently driving at more than 300 MPH and pulling into parking spots using handbrake turns.
  • Badass Longcoat: Gene Kendrick often wears a duster, especially when he is fighting crime.
  • Badass Family: Eventually Gene Kendrick, Shannon, and Nitya Kendrick (Gene and Shannon's adopted goatboy son).
  • Bash Brothers: Ben and Chris fight Luna's Mane this way in The Nightmares of Luna H, with Chris pinning it to the wall with his boot so Ben can score a headshot. Another example of this trope would beAlexander Romanov and his Killer Robot, Boris.
  • Battle Couple: Ben McCarthy and Zyanya Tepin. Sadly broken up when Zyanya disappeared.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Zyanya Tepin subverts this when she first appears in Atlanta, looking exactly like you'd expect a homeless nomad to look. She Cleans Up Nicely though. Also a male example in Delanta Gibson, a supernaturally beautiful Vampire who loses an arm. Ben's super-scientific suit invokes this, deflecting bird droppings with a built in area denial system
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Maria Guerra, the kind, socially awkward nurse who will stab your ass with a hypodermic needle if you don't stop running into danger goddammit. Luna Hamilton used to be this, but between the monster in her head making her crazy and her survival instincts pushing people away she's not nice enough to count. Ben McCarthy, Jack Vanatis, Gene Kendrick (he tries to be nice unless you're a criminal) and Peter lot also qualify.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A lot of people tend to underestimate the rather eccentric Ben McCarthy, a heavily armed Mad Scientist with supernatural aiming abilities. See Mugging the Monster below. Alexander Romanov's Russian accent could sometimes sound a little silly, but he was known to carry a sword, and his loyal robot Boris was never far behind him.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call Gene Kendrick a hillbilly (or try to touch Shannon), threaten Warbeak around Luna, harm innocent people around Peter, insult automated factories around Alexander, or push drugs around Blake. Messing with Zyanya was this for Ben... and apparently still is, considering the poor Gremlin who pushed this button got his leg ripped off.
  • Big Eater: Ben McCarthy, who also happens to also be a dramatic eater, and Jack Vanatis, who possesses the ability to dissolve food within his stomach (without digesting it) using Mania.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Luna used to have this towards Blake, Ben, and most other Supernaturals she meets to some degree, although Ben purposely subverted it.
  • Bigger Is Better: The "Giant Hammer" created by Jack Vanatis in A Crow Below. It's a full sized tree you can throw at people!
  • Bindle Stick: Carried by homeless wanderers everywhere. Nestor Carbonell possessed a Bindle Stick at one time.
  • Black and Grey Morality: Most of the nWoD is this.
  • Blessed with Suck / Cursed with Awesome: This is what it's like being a supernatural, although the Suck to Awesome ratio can be wildly different depending on what kind of Supernatural you are. Being a Hunter is a slightly different experience, but it still fits the trope.
  • Blood Magic: Practiced by Delanta, a member of the pagan collective of vampires known as The Circle of the Crone, whose mystical ability to wield Cruac is what draws and repels the other vampires to and from their cause.
  • Bonus Material: This TV Tropes page! It is all bonus material to the Dirge of Mercy Belle.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: It happens in Feeding the Hungry.
  • Call-Back: Too many to count! Everyone uses these, whether in the descriptive part of their posts (it is a forum RP after all) or by having their characters make them verbally.
  • Break the Cutie: This is the new World of Darkness. If there's a cutie, chances are they're going to be broken. Player Characters can sometimes be the exception.
  • Cat Girl: A few of the hookers at the Dragon's Den used to fit this. Werejaguar Zyanya was a literal Cat Girl.
  • Cities of Adventure: Tons, but Atlanta is the largest example. Most of the most important plot threads and storylines have origins in the city. Also in the running are Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Seattle - three cities that are a Hunter clusterfuck, a seat of Vampire power, and a failed utopia run by a robotic overlord, respectively.
  • Closer Than They Appear: Ben looked in his rearview mirror to find a horrific Beetle Tank stomping down the highway and heading straight for him in Go! Go! Go! (Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!) It didn't help that a very unstable Nestor Carbonell was behind the wheel, followed by half the Atlanta PD. And then Nestor brought out the harpoon gun...
  • Comforting Comforter: Chris does this to Luna after she passes out on the floor from fever, and Ben does the same a month later when she falls into bed face-first from extreme sleep deprivation.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: A surprising amount of the plans concocted in Atlanta managed to end up like this. Anything built by a Genius is literally crazy enough to work.
  • Creepy Good: Gene Kendrick wages a one man war against the scum of Atlanta. He is good, yes! Yet he can also be quite terrifying. Delanta Gibson could be counted as Creepy Neutral, as he is good on occasion but not entirely. Mostly he is just creepy.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Warbeak, Luna's sparrow automaton and surrogate daughter. Considered insanely adorable and with the mind of a small child, she usually sticks to singing and tweeting. When she gets loud, however, she gets loud.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: Vampire politics at it's finest. Played straight by the ruling covenant being the Invictus, a group of neo-Feudal power-mongers.
  • Delayed Explosion: Of the "Polite Delay" variety in most cases, and a very rare example of the "Realistic Delay" variety when an explosive is fired from a vehicle traveling above the speed of sound.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: Justified. The city of Atlanta is a feeding ground for certain vampires only; therefore, one of the places vampires are forced to hunt in is the local Chattahoochee National Forest. Before the mass die-off, werewolves and Geniuses kept their dens and labs there. Enid invokes this trope, for she has become a boogeyman figure in the National Forest, and regularly plays on human primal fears in order to keep them out. Unfortunately for her not everyone else in the forest is human.
  • Dreamingthe Truth: Delanta zig-zags through this along with Dreaming of Things to Come, Dream Spying, and Dreaming of Things Past.
  • Driven to Madness: Enid Quent is a victim. This is the default state of every Genius, and they can increase their power by becoming even crazier.
  • Driver Faces Passenger: Most Geniuses who drive regularly fit this trope. Blake, a Werewolf, takes this to an extreme, somehow staying on the road while talking to Luna... ...who just jumped through his windshield and landed in his lap.
  • Dr. Jerk: Played straight and inverted. Karmina Massat, a very successful surgeon, has some pretty awful bedside manner when she's not trying to charm someone. And Maria Guerra, a super-scientific nurse, is one of the nicest supernaturals in Atlanta.
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: Ben kills a horrific monster in an alleyway and saves a man's life. A monster that looked remarkably like a human. The next day his face is on the paper under "SERIAL KILLER BUTCHERS HOOKER." Partly subverted in that he gains the friendship of the man he saved, who happens to be a powerful Vampire.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Welcome to Atlanta!
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Voorn, the vampire Prince, and the majority of the other Nosferatu seem love non-technological versions of this trope.
  • Emotional Torque: Luna Hamilton and Enid practically run on this, making the audience feel sad, hopeful, scared, and happy all within the same thread.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsy: Karmina Massat averts it, despite knowing more about gestures of supernatural courtesy and respect than almost anyone else in Atlanta.
  • Extreme Doormat: Maria Guerra, the poor Shrinking Violet who just wants her friends to stop running into danger. They never listen.
  • The Chosen One: Luna, though she doesn't give it much thought. Zyanya is the decedent of a group of chosen ones, and Ben McCarthy and Jack Vanatis often end up choosing themselves.
  • Ensemble Cast: Played straight, seeing as The Dirge is a freeform RPG.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: Averted with Vodoun, an actual religion people have practiced for centuries. Played straight with Mother Luna, the version of Protestantism practiced by the Long Night, and the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Face Palm: When one character witnesses another doing something stupid. Everyone loves a good Face Palm!
  • For Science!: Part of the Genius shtick, especially with the eccentric Staunen catalyst. Ask an Unmada or Cherion R&D technician why they're dissecting an unborn baby and this is the answer they'll give.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Averted by Delanta when he decides to Take a Third Option by asking Ben to enter Bone-blood's, an ancient elder and possible leader of the local Circle, lair and explain himself. Delanta's reward for delivering Ben would be the older Houngan's knowledge of Cruac and Vodoun. Ben agrees.
  • Friendship Moment: Luna awakening to find Ben sewing up her wounds in The Nightmares of Luna H. Then she starts to sob into his shoulder.
    "B-B-Ben..." said Luna weakly, " real. P-p-please d-don't t-t-t-tell me it's's her...don't...don't let me go back...don' lemme g'back...."
  • From Bad to Worse: After the blizzard, things were pretty laid back. Then the monsters started moving back in, but they still had a lot of breathing room. Then Fr. Marshall rears his head... Also happens to most of the major characters, whether in backstory or the actual RP.
  • Funetik Aksent: Delanta Gibson and Gene Kendrick, both from Louisiana both display this on occasion. Bone-blood, an old Caribbean vampire, also displays this.
  • Genre-Busting: The Dirge of Mercy Belle is investigative, horror, comedy, action, sci-fi, tragedy, romance, thriller, "shoot 'em up," and any other genre one can think of. Just try defining that!
  • Geographic Flexibility: A mild form, but North Georgia is becoming a pretty interesting place as the Chronicle progresses.
  • Goal in Life: Pretty common. They range from protecting and improving Atlanta to escaping kidnappers or completing a master plan.
  • Good Old Ways: The Invictus enforce this trope on all vampires who wish to successfully navigate Kindred politics. Gene's personal rules about how he acts and feeds are basically this too.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Shannon has this in spades towards people who are friendly with gene, or whom might be "competition" for his affection usually reserved for Shannon. Also fits any character with Envy as a vice.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The werecreatures are like this in their Dalu, Gauru, and Urshul forms.
  • Hammer Space: Subverted by Ben, who sometimes seems to pull comedic objects out of nowhere. Turns out he just sews extra pockets on the inside of his labcoats. ...Save for the one time he '''actually does''' pull something out of nowhere, of course.
  • Hemo Erotic: Vampires, The Kiss, and more.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: All Hunters run the risk of this, as does any supernatural who goes around killing. Peter Lot's brother Jerry fell victim to this, accidentally recording his transformation on tape before disappearing and becoming The Ghost.
  • Human Resources: Vampires need them, and particularly evil Geniuses can use them.
  • Humans Are Bastards: It's the new World of Darkness, for crying out loud. What did you expect?
  • Hungry Menace: A number of supernaturals play to this trope with their societal laws and morality systems. Vampires are an obvious example; most of vampire society depends on very nasty acts by those within it. The Masquerade, to put it lightly, is the only thing between the vampires and mortals who'd drag the lot of them into the sunlight. It is possible, to some extent, to lessen this trope and become somewhat of a Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire, but it is very difficult. For example, the vampire Adaro's challenge towards Gene Kendrick for a death match, all because Gene was too conspicuous in feeding.
  • Hunter of Monsters: Peter Lot and Arnold Ulysses would be this trope, if neither of them had their own issues to work out. Peter has only just found out that his brother was running with an organization that filmed the supernatural and was slowly growing angrier and angrier at their inaction, and Arnold stumbled into a force of hunters with advanced tech in an underground bunker, and was kicked off the force for it.
  • I Am a Monster: This is how Blake feels about becoming a werewolf, though ironically he doesn't mind killing people as one. The rest of the cast zig-zags on it though, with some like Nestor showing mild cases while others defy it entirely.
  • I Have Many Names: Ben McCarthy loves invoking this trope. Currently he's gone by Ben, Balerion, Vaileron, Dr. Blade, Earnest "The Wolf" Lamberg, Tesla, Professor, The Everyman, Mr. Gutenberg, and Norman Jenkins.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Luna Hamilton the Genius and Blake the Werewolf both suffer from this. They've bonded over their issues though, and have managed to make life a little better for each other. Aww!
  • Instant Costume Change: For Vampires with Protean 4 and Werewolves with the Rite of Pants on their clothes they are wearing a variation of this trope.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Most of the cast has a least a couple, even including Peter Lot.
  • Interspecies Romance: Both Gene Kendrick the Vampire with Shannon the Ghoul and (before Zyanya disappeared) Ben McCarthy the Mad Scientist with Zyanya Tepin the Werejaguar.
  • In the Hood: Maria wears one to conceal her identity in Napalm on Zombies and Lasers on Kittens. It works.
  • It Amused Me: Enid Quent and the new vampire prince Voorn show villainous versions; other characters have shown shades of this. Geniuses are particularly noted to possess this trait, particularly Ben McCarthy. He's toned it down a little, though.
  • It's All My Fault: Luna blames herself for the death of a gas station clerk named Habib, even though there was literally nothing she could have done to save him. Half of the cast tries to talk her out of her guilt, with Ben nearly giving her a concussion before finally putting the matter to bed.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Nestor Carbonell's toilet paper, Ben McCarthy's notepad, and Luna Hamilton's ring.
  • Knight Templar: Two words that describe many Hunters very well, unfortunately. Father Marshall most obviously fits this description.
  • Lamp Shade Hanging: This happens occasionally, but not as often as you'd expect.
  • Last of His Kind: Averted with Luke, who came to Atlanta thinking there were no other werewolves around.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: This used to describe Ben pretty accurately; silly until the situation demands otherwise. Now he's more of a Bunny Ears Laywer.
  • Lie Detector: Some supernaturals can have lie detector powers or technology.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Played with by Enid Quent. She's strong and fast, but mostly in her Urshul and Gauru forms, the former of which is her preferred form to assume. In her human skin, she's more of a Mighty Glacier. Gene Kendrick can be both a Lightning Bruiser or a Might Glacier depending on which of his forms and disciplines are active, and Geniuses can become both of those things with power armor.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Pulled off by Chris against a naked shotgun-wielding Danny Devito. It doesn't go well.
  • The Load: Chris Zuschauer randomly becomes this in Let's See What's in The Box, pulling an unarmed Leeroy Jenkins on a man with a shotgun. Other characters have also shown instances of this, before and after Chris's Leeroy Jenkins stunt.
  • Mad Scientist / Evil Genius: Luna Hamilton, Maria Guerra, Chris Zuschauer, Ben McCarthy, Nestor Carbonell, Reginald Spenser, December Talbain, Jack Vanatis, and Alexander Romanov, Amethyst Caster, and Finias Heartson. Phew!
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: As you might expect in a setting with so many Mad Scientists, there have been a few of these. Nomads United, Ben's shipping crate (and plantation house), the Dragon's Den, and the Vanatis Garage all fit the bill.
  • Mama Bear: Eventually for Gene Kendrick's "Ghoulfriend" Shannon. Yet due to Gene falling into Torpor, [[Yandere she was forced to go the Dexter route to keep him alive with fresh blood.]]
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: ST Flyboy 254 has so far made threads involving Twisted Metal, Despicable Me, House of the Dead, and Fallout 3. Never mind that a favorite plot device is using Coast to Coast AM as a vehicle for advancing things. Little Inferno, Age of Empires, and Evil Dead have also shown up in significant ways, along with enough references and parallels to Homestuck for the comic to qualify as a major plot device.
  • Mind-Control Device: What Maria's mother used on her daughter and other people to get her way. Vampires can use Vitae to either Enthrall or Ghoul people (a form of mind control), and Geniuses can build these (Amethyst Carter is a good example).
  • Moral Event Horizon: Applies heavily to Morality & Humanity in the nWoD.
  • Morality Pet: Lunas childlike mechanical sparrow Warbeak.
  • Mr. Fixit: Most Geniuses by default, but Chris, Ben, Jack, and Alexander especially.
  • Mugging the Monster: People really seem to like doing this to Ben McCarthy, and he never gets tired of punishing them for it. Adaro the Vampire invokes this, walking around alone at night waiting to be mugged. Then he feeds on his attackers. Then there's the matter of Peter Lot and Arnold Ulysses, which was more "Mugging a Man Near a Pair of Hunters."
  • My Parents Are Dead: Enid the werewolf suffers from this. It's not entirely clear what happened to them, but it almost certainly helped make her crazy. She might've even killed them herself.
  • Named Weapons: Ben does this, and more often than not they double as Shout Outs.
  • Nice Guy: Peter Lot and Luna Hamilton, to an extent, along with Alexander Romanov, Michelle Lawson, and Ben McCarthy. Luna Hamilton has, effectively, used Cooldown Hugs in the past to solve conflict (including calming down a raging Werewolf), and tries to care for everyone around her. Peter Lot is a Benevolent Boss, soft-spoken and with barely a mean hair on his body... unless you're a monster, that is. Alexander and Michelle are just generally friendly people, and Ben has purposely become a more enjoyable person to be around.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Luke the werewolf is a Rahu (Warrior), Bone Shadow (Mystic) member of the Lodge of Savior (Cristian), and on top of it he's a Franciscan monk. Karmina Massat the nightclub owner, successful surgeon, ex-cop, and Vampiric ghoul also qualifies.
  • Occult Detective: Another two words that describe many Hunters very well. Arnold Ulysses fits this trope mostly.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: About half of Ben's craziness can be attributed to this, and it's actually working out pretty well for him so far.
  • Oh My Gods!: Zyanya is a devout Aztec, and invokes the names of their gods rather than the Christian one. Rarely Ben will do this too, usually invoking Nikolai Tesla or ''THE EMPIRAH!''
  • Old Master: Adaro, Elder Nosferatu vampire and martial artist. Don't let the fact that Torpor has withered him make you underestimate him; he will just as soon mess you up as he will pass you by.
  • Once Is Not Enough: Many supernaturals possess the ability to regenerate. There's a reason overkill is common among Hunters.
  • Only Sane Woman: a side effect of being a Klagen for Maria. Subverted in that she's not as sane as she looks, and she's losing more and more sanity over time anyway.
  • Our Ghouls Are Creepier: Karmina, an ex-cop turned surgeon, and Shannon, girlfriend and confidant to the Vampire Gene Kendrick, are both ghouls.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Whatever caused the metanormalcide of North Georgia has certainly left an ominous impression upon those left in its destructive wake. It is certainly not the only shadow over looming the state's inhabitants; these fears can be as common as escaping from bum bashers to religious fanatics besieging your home due to a misunderstanding. Proper Paranoia is practically an epidemic among Geniuses such as Maria and Nestor, the later of which was raised to believe Everything Is Trying to Kill You.
  • Papa Wolf: Gene Kendrick and his adopted son Nitya.
  • Parental Abandonment: Luna, Maria, Ben, and Chris share this one, though in wildly different ways.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: One of the rules Gene tries to live by.
  • Plot Armor: Defied entirely. One of the Chronicle's head Storytellers even remarked that preventing players from killing one another is "revolting!"
  • Power Creep: We fend it off with shotguns and laser beams.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: Gene Kendrick, as well as the basis for Obligation (a Genius's system of morality).
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Maria's new testing protocol for all those Wonders that won't work on animals, following the tradition of Progenitors (and many supposedly sane chemists in history and fiction!). Notable in that she's, so far, the only Genius whose main Wonders are designed to heal or upgrade people, as opposed to the more common weapons, automatons, vehicles and scanners that don't require to be experimented on a living subject.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Ben isn't evil, but he loves evoking this trope. Delanta's Nosferatu aura makes his smile into a permanent andsexually disconcerting example of this. This is also what a happy Enid looks like.
  • Scared Hospitality: In many ways the Vampires follow this with their rules regarding new vamps in a domain and Elysium.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: After a mild piece of confusion when the S Ts had lost their original plot leads, the event Going Viral will finally establish at least some clues as to who did and didn't cause the supernatural genocide.
  • Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness: This applies to all Vampires in the setting. Gene Kendrick is very high on the scale. Delanta Gibson is high as well, but noticeably less so.
  • Take Our Word for It: Gene warns Ben to stop drawing attention to him and Delanta in Night at the Aviary. Why should he do that? See the trope name.
  • Technicolor Science: One of Maria's visual staples. Going so far as to feature, between liquids from all over the rainbow, something that looks like lemonade and smells like lemonade but is most certainly not lemonade.
  • The Face: Jack Vanatis has a great abundance of this charm. Athemyst Carter has the stats to fit this trope, but the way he acts makes him much too awkward to count!
  • The Ghost: Peter Lot's brother, Jerry. Peter mentions him occasionally and he left a stack of videos behind before he disappeared, but nobody has ever actually seen him.
  • The Only One: Some missions undertaken by the player characters can seem this way at times!
  • The Quest: Luna is given one by a spirit called Light. Her mission; free a spirit of justice known as Thunder of the Sun and restore order to the world. She has a hard time believing it at first.
    Part of [Luna's] mind refused to believe she had been given a stereotypical, fantasy hero "restore balance to the world" job; it was...too ridiculous. Yes, vampires and werewolves and reality-benders could exist, but that?
    • Ben McCarthy later gets one to put Luna back on track, even though he isn't sure what Luna's original quest is.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Often happens to werewolves during their First Change. Enid has this in bucket loads from the traumatic experiences in her backstory.
  • TV Telephone Etiquette: Player characters avert this through politeness, yet NPCs can sometimes fall victim and play it straight.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Delanta Gibson, a Nosferatu Vampire. Justified in that his "beauty" is an inhumanly strong sexual aura, putting everyone around him on edge and leading to unwanted Ho Yay.
  • Team Chef: At one point this was Luna Hamilton, with Ben McCarthy occasionally trying to invoke it.
  • Team Mom: Luna would have been this if she wasn't so prone to instant rage.
  • That Satisfying Crunch: This is a favorite pastime of absolutely everyone. Examples include Blake destroying Vinnie's office in The Quick Fix, Nestor Carbonell tearing up State Route 400 (though the "why?" remains partly a mystery) in Go! Go! Go! (Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!), Luna's Mane knocking over tables and chairs in The Nightmares of Luna H, Gene punching straight through his TV and mirror in When Gangrel met Nossi, and Ben's purchasing of cheap lab equipment just so he can break it. Poor Atlanta!
  • The Unchosen One: If somebody's on the phone talking to The Call you can bet Ben is yelling "SAY 'HI' FOR ME!" over their shoulder. Eventually his persistence pays off, and he starts going on actual adventures.
  • They Would Cut You Up: They did cut Enid up (among other things), which is part of what made her so feral.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Almost every post not made by an ST is from a character's perspective, which means it's probably not perfectly factual.
  • Unreliable Expositor: When a Genius explains how their technology works, especially when that technology is based off some connection to actual science.
  • Unusual Ears: Blake, Zyanya, Luke, and Enid all have this in their Half-Human Hybrid forms. Ben McCarthy builds himself a pair for use as subsonic listening equipment.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: During the Long Night event mysterious and incredibly vague phone calls went out to all the Supernaturals, giving such warnings as "they are coming," and "there is safety in numbers." This is also how Delanta replies when asked about his powers.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Father Marshall and the Long Night take duty to the Lord very seriously, even though half the supernaturals they're trying to gun down haven't actually done anything wrong.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Zyanya Tepin to Ben McCarthy, who will literally bite the head off of anyone who tries to harm him. It helps that she's aWerejaguar and a Destroyer of Both Sides.
  • Wangst: Does show up now and then. Luna Hamilton appears to suffer from this; when she did it I Cly, it caused a lot of friction between her and members of her former collaborative.
  • Warrior Monk: The Bone Shadow Rahu and Franciscan Monk, Luciano "Luke" Merlo.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Father Marshall and his Long Night cell want to protect humankind. To achieve this, they brutally hunt down supernaturals and commit Van Helsing Hate Crimes. Enid wants to protect her forest and territory; her method? Brutally slaughtering anything remotely human (even willing to murder other werewolves, explicity stated as a werewolf sin) that comes into Chattahoochee.
  • Werewolf Theme Naming:
    • Subverted by all of the actual werewolves so far. Enid may even be an Inversion, as her last name could be a reference to the wolf hunter Quent Yaiden.
    • Gilles Raptis is a werefalcon. A raptor is a bird of prey.
    • Francisco Lopez, a wolf uplift, is named after St Francis of Assisi, who preached to animals, including the (in)famous wolf of Gubbio, and Barry Holstun Lopez, author of Of Wolves and Men. His surname also means "son of "the Wolf"" in Spanish, which in his case is quite literal. To be fair, his adopted father is a Mad Scientist.
  • What Happened to the Mouse? / Put on a Bus / Real Life Writes the Plot: As expected of forum RPs, player absences mean characters can disappear without warning. Of particular note is the disappearance of Chris Zuschauer, who was being hunted by vampires and was last seen leaving Nomads United; the Changelings who ran the Chimera's Den, having up and left with barely a trace; and December Talbain's her vampire employer.
  • Yandere: Shannon to Gene Kendrick, Gene Kendrick to Shannon. They have a very strong relationship, supernaturally enhanced by ghouling!
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Zig-zagged all over the place! Some characters have no physical home, some have no problems returning home, some are barred from leaving Atlanta by spirits, and every other variation one might think of.
  • You Have Failed Me: An unlucky vampire's servant gets eaten by an alligator for his incompetence. The Ralunim pull this on Enid for her violent and destructive tendencies towards the Masquerade and her duties as a werewolf.

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