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Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« on: November 13, 2008, 01:37:12 PM »
Ok...If you guys haven't read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series and you're fond of bondage or are a secret (or not so secret - coughs - ) sadist/masochist...where on EARTH have you been?!

Anyway, I'm interested in started a group RP, based on this world, circling about the Night Court.

And because I'm not at all fond of an orgy (or smut bonanza...okay. So maybe I am, BUT a RP should tell a story. - grins - ), I want some intrigue. So...we will be playing about with some court intrigues and political messes.

Everything is still in vague format right now, just wondering how many are out there that are interested in joining? This will probably start sometime in December (NaNoWriMo and all).

...Or I might just create a world based on this concept. - grins - It'll be something involving this though...

But yeah...you DON'T have to read the book to play (although it's certainly helpful). It's fairly easy to understand. ;] Courtesans are highly trained in their own individual areas and their specific art of the house that they are from. There are thirteen in all. (Will add list if I get enough interest to put together the threads). They are involved in politics intrigues...the female heroine, for example, was used as a spy. ;]
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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 03:15:34 PM »
TROUNCES and then sits patiently awaiting for December to arrive - You know my interest in this

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 03:17:39 PM »
I really enjoy the books, and had an idea for a disgraced Casseiline set up for another story that never really got off the ground. Possibly not the most original character, but it suited me :)

What time you thinking of setting it? Around the same as the books, or a bit before, when the Night Court (apparently) had more power / prestige?

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 03:23:04 PM »
- grins - I know, Dawg.

@HairyHeretic: Definitely while the Night Court's at its height. If it's set around the same time as the books, it's inevitable that someone will have to play the characters from the book. And I'm not too much of a proponent of that. xP Though if you have an idea that can work, you're welcome to bounce them out of my head? (Ignore the hollow thud when you do, by the way. - laughs - )

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 03:25:09 PM »
I'll dig up the old concept and PM it through to you, you can see what you think of it.

I prefer not to play canon characters myself.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 03:27:26 PM »
I'm going to try to track down the books, but I'm interested and attentive. That's about all I can say.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 03:32:27 PM »
@HairyHeretic: Awesome.

What I have so far: Two possible heirs with equal claims to throne, both with impressive groups of followers and...I have some twists planned.

Incidentally...I think I know who your avatar is. xD Or at least, the character.

@Procrastinationary: Noted. - grins - Out of curiosity, because I haven't seen your O/O, would you play a patron or a courtesan? (And yes, there are males in there too. >_>).

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 03:37:39 PM »
Incidentally...I think I know who your avatar is. xD Or at least, the character.

Mine? Sun Wukong, King Monkey, the Great Sage, Equal of Heaven :)

Or at least Jet Li's most recent incarnation of him.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 03:46:14 PM »
Yay! I was right. xP
I grew up listening to the stories. =]

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 03:48:59 PM »
I grew up with the 1970s tv show version. That and 'The Water Margin'. I have the DVDs of both shows, plus the proper books too.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 04:13:20 PM »
That's John Constantine's tattooed backside, but I'm sure you knew that.

As for my ons and offs, I haven't gotten around to listing them yet, but I usually tend towards dominant characters. It's not so much a preference as I just seem to have more of a talent for wicked, dominant characters than I do submissive ones, not that I'm not willing to try.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 04:38:35 PM »
@HairyHeretic: Heh. Not TVs for me. Just part of the heritage. ;]

@Procrastinationary: Mm...John Constantine...actually...mm...Keanu Reeves...- purrs - Oh yay! A dom! I might kidnap you for a RP on the side if this doesn't take off. xP

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 04:43:50 PM »
No Keanu Reeves. I like Constantine to be a blond, British bastard. It's not as if they used anything more than an inkling of a Hellblazer plot for the film anyways, they didn't even bother getting the name right.

Why, is there some kind of huge lack of people who like to play dominant roles? Just curious.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 04:52:20 PM »
- grins - Oh but I have a thing for dark-haired boys. Though British...Mm...- coughs -

Um. No? I just don't seem to have a lot of luck running into them. That or they're avoiding me. - laughs - Come out, come out little dom boys...I don't bite.

Yeah I do, but you all end up liking it. xP

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 04:55:18 PM »
- grins - Oh but I have a thing for dark-haired boys. Though British...Mm...- coughs -

How about Irish? :)

Um. No? I just don't seem to have a lot of luck running into them. That or they're avoiding me. - laughs - Come out, come out little dom boys...I don't bite.

You called? :)

Actually I think the general complaint is there aren't enough dominant females. At least I recall someone saying that a while back. Maybe the demographics have shifted since then.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 04:57:41 PM »
I think we're still British, just not Britons.

Most of my characters end up being biters, which probably says something about my mental health, though I'm not entirely sure. Don't worry, though, I'm sure we can snag you a boy of your own, we'll just need a few tranquilisers.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 05:23:44 PM »
Oh - growls - Irish are yummy too.

Heh. I'm a switch. ;] Best of both worlds? - grins - Sub streak though. >_> But I can pull off a decent domme...if properly...motivated.

@Procrastinationary: - grins and supplies tranquilizers -

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 05:33:55 PM »
Good, I'll need to deaden my conscience before I help you leash some poor bugger into a life of slavery. That being said, it can't be that hard to nab someone, there seems to be plenty of activity around here.

I think I always just like powerful characters, not so much because of the actual power but the fact that they just don't feel the need to care about what others think. Nothing's more fun than a wicked character who knows exactly what he wants and is charismatic enough to make others want to give it.

Dunno if that's the tone you were shooting for with this game though.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 05:37:08 PM »
There's enough of a variety amongst the House of the Night Court that pretty much any character could be catered for.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 05:41:27 PM »
Ditto HairyHeretic. Might want to look up the index of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers. ;] They should have a list of it somewhere online...That being said, you sound more like you would be a patron. xP

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2008, 05:44:04 PM »
Sounds like he's after a scion of House Shahrizai maybe.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 05:45:26 PM »
Nice to know there's a place even for arrogant, megalomaniacal sadists.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2008, 05:53:26 PM »
Sounds like he's after a scion of House Shahrizai maybe.
Oh they're a nice bunch. - grins - Um. Something like that. I was actually thinking of creating a character of their House from a minor branch.

@Procrastinationary: The entire House is like that. - laughs -

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2008, 06:09:46 PM »
But I am a nice guy. I just also happen to know that if you've got to torture someone for information, it's great fun dangling them from the ceiling by their piercings and poking them with hot irons. Sometimes you have to go with your strengths. I'm sure Stalin was a nice guy, there just didn't happen to be anyone else around who had a gift for pulling off and getting away with genocide. Well, except the other guys, but they didn't get away with it.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2008, 06:33:15 PM »
Have you read the books? If not, you really should at least try for the first one before things get kicked off. Its a very rich setting. Actually if you were playing someone from Shahrizai, I wonder if the first of the books with Imriel would be more instrutive?

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2008, 06:36:39 PM »
Well, I should have plenty of time for research before December falls down on us. Sadly, the only decent bookstore in my town closed a few years ago, so now we have three of them that only sell footballer and reality tv celebrity biographies and bad romance paperbacks. I'll have to make a trip to track them down.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2008, 06:40:30 PM »
I got mine from Amazon.

The wikipedia page on the Kushiel series has probably enough to give you a bit of a primer.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2008, 09:38:10 PM »
Ditto-ing on the Wiki.

But those of the House of Shahrizai are fantastic in the art of manipulation and seduction. Mm...Torture doesn't especially fall from them...my head's a bit fuzzy right now, but isn't there another House that's even a more direct descendant of Kushiel?

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2008, 09:57:48 PM »
Mandrake is the house of Dominance and Sadism

Valerian is the house of Algolagnia and Submision -> Phedre's

Shahrizai are a minor nobel house, goth in appearance and yes very good at manipulation and seduction.  Imriel's cousin Roshana almost seduces him up at the lake the summer they stay at Montreve

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2008, 10:07:29 PM »
Mm...I'm going with Valerian with an unknown background for my character, I know. xD (Or a to be announced history).

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2008, 10:21:31 PM »
i guess..i can try this one out when it starting ;)
and do some searching ,havent read the books...
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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2008, 01:48:51 AM »
I very much want to do this!  I loved the books XD 

I honestly cannot decide between playing a more dominate female in the house Mandrake.. or a submissive boy in the house valerian. hah! 

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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2008, 02:27:48 PM »
Why not both? - grins -

Mreow...Now that I think about it...Mm...I wouldn't mind playing patron to some lovely Mandrake boy...

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2008, 01:17:24 AM »
Best of both worlds.  Never really done a dominant boy before.  Could be quite the mental exercise hehe!

*thinks it over.*

Course playing a char for both houses would be quite nice too.  :D

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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2008, 04:05:40 PM »
Mm. Heh. xD Could be. Could be fun. ;]

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2008, 06:26:48 PM »
Ok...If you guys haven't read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series and you're fond of bondage or are a secret (or not so secret - coughs - ) sadist/masochist...where on EARTH have you been?!

Under a rock, of course.   :P

(Good luck with the game)

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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2008, 06:48:02 PM »
- digs Hunter out from under the rock - Not going to play, Hunter?

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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2008, 11:28:16 PM »
- digs Hunter out from under the rock - Not going to play, Hunter?

I haven't a clue what you're talking about.  I've never heard of the game/subject/topic.   Like I said, under a rock.  :P

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2008, 02:49:17 AM »
*tosses Hunter a copy of Kushiels Dart under the rock*

Seriously, very good series. Pick up the first, and I doubt you'll regret it.

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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2008, 02:12:18 PM »
Mhmm. One of my favorites of ALL time. The writing is delicious.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2008, 11:52:06 AM »
Juuust checking if anyone else is interested.

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« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2008, 12:40:07 PM »
Definately interested, but a tad conflicted. Not sure if I have the time to do this rp justice -and- on the fence on what I'd like to play in this setting. Perhaps an adept of the House Heliotrope or Jasmine, or a sadistic patron noble from one of the conflicted families.

Choices choices  :(

Imo-

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2008, 06:46:23 PM »
Still around, still interested, with the character we discussed.

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« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2008, 06:59:07 PM »
Yay!

...I hope I still remember the plot. x_X

Anyway, expect to see the thread up in early December in this forum. I'll have a list of the characters that we need and you all can start filling out your profiles.

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Re: Interest Check: Kushiel's Series Based Group RP [BON]
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2008, 02:26:38 AM »
I think I have most of our PMs still.

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« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2008, 02:53:28 AM »
I am way interested. Only I haven't finished the series. *is reading the first one right now*

I don't want spoilers, so maybe it would be better if I didn't for now? Or can it be done in that world without spoilers? XD

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« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2008, 11:01:26 AM »
Our time period would be a good century or more before the books take place, so spoilers shouldn't be an issue.

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« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2008, 11:27:40 AM »
Yay Stori! - pounces -

And yeah, what Hairy said. - grins - Save for the culture, there shouldn't be anything that would be in the books. We're trying to stay away from canon characters as much as possible.