Isola Radiale is a panfandom roleplaying experience set in Spirale, a mysterious city nestled upon the island of Radiale, where people have been ripped from their worlds by several masked figures.
The group was created after the disbanding of Citta Alveare and it is currently the largest active panfandom group roleplay on Tumblr, averaging at over 400+ active members from over 200+ different series, ranging from live-action TV shows and anime to video games and webcomics. It also allows for the inclusion of original characters. At its launch, they were hit with over 400 applications and reserves within two days.
Isola is still very new, information about the setting is scarce and its still in its beginning stages.
This Roleplay provides examples of:
- All Myths Are True: Due to the nature of the setting and roleplay in general, there's a large group of mythos collected together that often overlap. It's not uncommon to have more than one interpretation of Thor or Frankenstein walking around.
- Anachronism Stew: The different Wards within Spirale seem to deviate from one another in terms of time period. Golden leans more futuristic, while Fibonacci has steampunk-era styling.
- Anyone Can Die: It doesn't matter if you were immortal in your original canon: you can possibly die on the island.
- Ascended Meme: It's commonplace for people wanting to throw down to often challenge someone to fight them in a Denny's parking lot. This became so common that one of the moderators specifically noted the exact location of the Denny's in Spirale for that express purpose.
- Big Fancy House: Some of the starter housing is very nice.
- Bland-Name Product: There are many Spirale equivalents to items and services found in the real world, including Twinkle (Twitter), StarTube (YouTube), and many others.
- Averted with a few choice locations, e.g. Denny's.
- The Casino: The Golden Dawn Resort & Casino in Golden Ward is probably one of the ritziest places in the entire city.
- Crossover Cosmology
- Culture Clash
- Don't Go Into the Woods: The Mistwood is apparently shrouded in a mysterious fog and full of mystic-looking ruins. Along with an Eldritch Abomination or several dozen.
- Fanservice: Stripping dash trends. Theyll probably happen.
- Fantasy Counterpart Religion: Seen with the Church of Onoma, effectively not relating to any real life religion and is entirely native to Isola Radiale itself.
- Fantasy Pantheon: Radiale Island seems to have a full pantheon of gods and goddesses that each possess their own portfolio and unique personality.
- The Nameless One: A (literally) two-faced deity that seems to act as a goddess of life and reason. The Celebration of Life is held in her honor once a year.
- Athemia: A goddess with a young appearance who seems to be easily impressionable. Unfortunately, she also seems to be a goddess of death.
- K'horii: A god who appears to take the form of a small white cat with five tails and mismatched eyes. All three of them. Who can also incinerate people he's mad at. And seems to be kind of a huge dick.
- Jesenia & Noel: A pair of twin deities who appear to function in the same manner as Santa Claus. They appear during Snowtide, the island's collective holiday festival, every year.
- Fog of Doom: A blanket of fog envelops the area about a mile outside the city in all directions, including Spirale Bay. Word of God says walking into it effectively kills your character and they have no recollection of how it happened. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to possess any inherent intelligence.
- Fish out of Water: Most new arrivals have this feeling in some form at first, especially those from less (or even more) technologically advanced settings.
- Forbidden Zone: The area outside the city has been billed as this.
- Ghost City: Yesteryear seems to have heavy shades of this, though there are weird android-type creatures roaming around it now.
- Humans Through Alien Eyes: Many non-human characters often find themselves confronted with strange and alien practices, like raves.
- Inside a Computer System: The Intraspace is basically a huge digital playground where people can go crazy... for a price.
- Loads and Loads of Characters
- Non-Player Character: Strange residents live within the city and fill the roles player characters don't take. It's assumed they do most of the public works.
- Mood Whiplash: A character could have multiple threads running. It's not impossible to have one light-hearted thread and another leaning heavily on the depressing side of things.
- Port Town: Spirale is located on the coast of Radiale Island. Though it doesn't seem to have the climate of a typical seaside town, for some reason.
- Rank Up: Since everyone that arrives on the island is Brought Down to Normal, powers, abilities, magic, and weapons are limited through ranking. Ranks and abilities are achieved over time, through completing tasks, and participating in events.
- Second Love: There are more than a few characters that may have gotten a second chance at being in love where they may not have before.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Day-to-day dashboard conversations run the topical gamut from the latest absurd action of any particular character, to internet memes and love/sex lives. Especially the latter.
- Skyscraper City: Fibonacci Ward is literally nothing but skyscrapers.
- Stellar Name: Many of the native products and businesses have names incorporating space elements.
- This also seems to extend to the group that seems to be pulling the strings in the city, The Galaxy.
- Underwater City: The Swirling Gulf is essentially billed as this, though it mainly seems to serve as a tourist attraction.
Events provide examples of:
- Alternate Reality Episode: The events of Subversion had the player characters initially living an AU-style life where, thanks to a Galaxy-concocted program, they believed they had been in Spirale all their lives and lived accordingly. That is, until the program made the AU version split from the original form.
- Enemy Without: In the ensuing chaos, the originals had to seal their clones away in an alternate universe, but some did not go quietly.
- Festival Episode: The Sunset Festa mini-event largely amounted to this.
- The Depths event had traces of this in the first part.
- Make a Wish: Essentially the premise of the Covet mini-event where those on the island would receive a present that, upon opening, would grant them a wish they desired for a temporary time. Though whether the wish turned out good or bad was another story entirely...
- Regional Redecoration: Played with. Overlay consisted of basically terraforming the entire city from a mess of ruins into a perfectly-functioning metropolis.
- Zombie Apocalypse: Depths, by and large. A lot of Shamblers and Spectres invaded the island thanks to a young girl who apparently wanted to make people happy.