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Offline eBadgerTopic starter

Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« on: September 28, 2013, 03:37:52 AM »
Secrets of Blackgate Castle


Blackgate Castle is a legend even among the horrors of the world: a fortress on the edge of nightmares, whose door leads into madness.  Never seen in the same place twice, the Castle is approached in darkness, through thunderstorms or fog, glimpsed once and entered in desperation or foolish curiosity or else passed by and likely never seen again.  Like some demonic leviathan it seems to lurk beneath our world, surfacing when it sights some interesting or helpless prey, devouring them to sate its unholy perversions, and then vanishing back into the depths. 

But the legends also speak of power.  The Castle is wracked by the screams of ravished maidens, it may immolate warlocks or impale  vampires, but surely someone - or something - clever or strong enough could gain control of whatever hellish machinery is at work, and with it gain the might of a god?  What some may call hubris you define as ambition. 

Whatever has brought you to the Castle, intentional or mistake, there is only one goal: make it out alive. 

Failure is almost certain. 


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Secrets of Blackgate Castle is semi-sandbox, semi-freeform role play featuring horror, adventure, sex, torture, death, the supernatural and a Victorian castle. 

Semi-sandbox: the game has a definite beginning (as you enter the Castle) and a definite end (as you perish, or escape) for each character.  There will be encounters and events to inspire game play and rotate scenes.  However, there is no linear plot: no buildup to a crisis, no careful series of clues, no inevitable destination.  The game is focused on the experience of unique characters interacting with each other and the environment as they fight for their lives. 

Semi-freeform: You will have a very small number of stats, which will determine simply and easily how you can interact with the world and define your character's strengths and weaknesses.  These may change at the GMs whim, but there is no leveling up, no dice, no classes. This is merely designed to give characters definition and dimension. 

Intended characters are humans or humanoid creatures with a generally gritty or tragic tone: fleeing maidens, scheming nobles, vampires, werewolves, girls who speak to ghosts, broken soldiers, witch hunters, and so forth.  Time works differently for the Castle, so characters may have any origin up to modern and from a basically real world location (obviously the supernatural is part of this, but please no high fantasy or alternate world stuff).  The nature of the Castle allows communication across languages. 

Game play is generally going to be terminal for your character; you should be okay with that before signing up.  I intend for this to be gritty, brutal, and twisted: most of those in the Castle are not nice, and the building itself is decidedly malevolent and perverted.  I expect rape, brutality and murder will occur both between players and from the setting. 

Posting expectations: Expressing interest doesn't reserve a spot nor imply a commitment; although I'd love to hear whether this is something I should continue to develop and if I ought to wait for another character.  Once underway, I expect a post at least every 2-3 days (exceptions will of course be made for legitimate, short-term reasons).   


Mechanics:
I'm not big on stats and dice rolling in online games; record keeping, resolution, and rules knowledge are a hassle.  However, I feel that having some balancing structure is important for characters and a quick resolution system is helpful. 

Innocence and Depravity are primarily used as roleplay and by the GM to determine outcomes.  Neither is inherently 'better' overall, although one may often prove more helpful in a particular situation.     
Innocence: Your character's optimism, purity, conscience, virtue; innocence may grant protection, draw predators, escape nightmares or resist temptation. 
Depravity: Your character's pessimism, worldliness, corruption, evilness, perversion; depravity may intimidate, gain allies, enable violence or fuel powers. 
Innocence and Depravity are rated from 0 (least) to 5 (most) and must add up to 5.

Vigor:
Strength, vitality, health - your ability to persevere and withstand harm
Dexterity: Quickness, alertness, coordination - your ability to act and react
Wits: Intelligence, cunning, personableness - your ability to think and communicate
Vigor, Dexterity and Wits are rated 0 to 5, and may add up to no more than 8. 

Abilities may be natural talents, skills, or supernatural features.  These are things you will generally always succeed at. 
Brawling, fencing, shooting, stealth, singing, lock picking, shape changing, healing, can see in the dark, inhuman speed, throws fireballs, pet ghost, etc. 
You may have two abilities. 

Weaknesses are failings or vulnerabilities, either natural or supernatural.  These are things you will generally always fail at. 
Mute, susceptible to sunlight, faints when surprised, lecherous, cowardly, etc.
You may have up to two weaknesses; for each one, you may have an additional ability or point of Vigor, Dexterity or Wits. 

How the system works: contests between characters or challenges will only take place when logical.  They simply involve a comparison of statistics.  Avoiding a trap might require a Dexterity of 2, for instance, or a brawl might compare Vigors.  In a comparison, the highest wins.  Abilities trump contests; a character with a Vigor of 2 and the ability Boxer will win a fist fight against another character with a Vigor of 3.  Weaknesses, similarly, automatically fail: a Lascivious character will not be able to resist a seduction, whatever their Wits.  Ties result in an impass: two characters with Wits of 4 will never talk each other into going down the dark hallway first (time to flip a coin).  Modifiers may be levied at the GM's whim, and will be applied if the same contest is repeated excessively (after a number of victories at chess, the lesser player will learn to watch for that trick with the rook).  In all cases, players are expected to resolve contests in a logical, productive and mutually enjoyable way. 


Character Sheet:
Please include a picture; ideally a photo, otherwise a quality piece of artwork.  No cartoons or anime, please. 

Name:
Concept: (no more than three words: "Illuminati Assassin", "Alchemist", "Lost Maiden")
Statistics-
  Innocence:
  Depravity:
  Vigor:
  Dexterity:
  Wits:
  Abilities:
  Weaknesses:
Appearance:
Personality:
Background: (at least three paragraphs to cover origin, abilities, and goals)
Perversion you'd like to try out:
Interesting way you might die:
Ons & Offs: 
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 03:35:26 PM by eBadger »

Offline eBadgerTopic starter

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 03:38:20 AM »
IC Thread

OOC Thread

Denizens of the Castle: (NPCs)

The Angel

The Soldier

The White Lady

Places of Interest:

Hall of Mirrors
Dark Wood
West Chapel
Bell Tower
Conservatory
Library
Mausoleum
Cellar

Captives of the Castle: (PCs)

Hanako, a Wandering Abandoned Maiden played by Yugishogun
Name: Hanako Miyazaki
Concept: Wandering Abandoned Maiden
Statistics-
  Innocence: 4
  Depravity: 1
  Vigor: 1
  Dexterity: 3
  Wits: 5
  Abilities: Stealth, Singing
  Weaknesses: Cowardly
Appearance:
Personality: Hanako tends to be a very meek girl. She is basically the type of person you seeing reading quietly in the corner. A wallflower in other words. Due to how lonely she is, she clings to people that she generally finds caring and kind.
Background: Hanako was born two Japanese parents in present-day Japan, Yoko and Haruto Miyazaki. The young girl started out started out an active and upbeat soul, commonly exploring the forest near her house. Though as soon as she got into elementary school, things took a turn for the worse. Every class has that one constant target of bullying and she just happened to unfortunately be it. As school went on, all the hurtful words and pranks started crushing her self-esteem. By the time she was in high school, she had formed a "shell of shyness". Unable to enjoy the outside, she indulged in hobbies such as watching anime or reading manga (even having an embarrassing stash of yuri porn). When her hobbies become more apparent to her father, a politician, he, despite his wife's protests, kicked Hanako out. Otakus were treated very negatively due to the media and her father didn't want to receive media backlash if they found out. When wandered around the streets one night, she a weird-looking abandoned castle. Desperate for shelter, she stepped in.......
Perversion you'd like to try out: Transformation, bondage
Interesting way you might die: Transformed into a living sex doll and being doomed to serve the transformer
Ons: Transformation, f/f, multiple partners, sexualized clothing, bondage, dominant partners
Offs: Mutilation

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[spoiler=Hanako, a Wandering Abandoned Maiden]
IN 4, DE 1, Vig 1, Dex 3, Wit 5 +Stealth, +Singing, -Cowardly[/spoiler]

Nightbane, an Evil Lesbian Vampire played by Joslyn
Name: Nightbane (Sarah Yamazaki)
Concept: Evil Lesbian Vampire
Statistics-
  Innocence: 0
  Depravity:  5
  Vigor: 3
  Dexterity: 2
  Wits:  5
  Abilities: Sustained by Blood Alone, Scholar
  Weaknesses: Cowardly, Lustful
Appearance: See picture.

Personality:

Nightbane is a playfully malicious creature, who likes nothing more than to seduce or rape beautiful women before draining them of blood. Her sex drive often clouds her judgment. She is weak-willed and craven, but this is somewhat offset by her arrogance—she strongly believes that she is too beautiful and clever to ever be stopped. Her only sympathetic quality is her intellectual curiosity, which drives her studies. In situations where her next “meal” is uncertain or she cannot safely get away with murder, she may keep humans around and pretend to be an ally until she is too hungry to resist feeding. If her situation is extremely disadvantageous, she may offer a human service in exchange for being allowed a non-lethal feeding.

Background:

One night in the mid-90’s, a college sophomore and physics major named Sarah Yamazaki disappeared from the campus of Harvard University. She was seduced by a beautiful vampire, who so enjoyed her time with the sweet and innocent Sarah that she decided to bring the girl into the world of the undead instead of feeding on her. Sarah was immediately and completely corrupted upon awakening as a vampire. Like the rest of her new “family,” she disguised herself as a goth to hide her unnatural paleness and took a new name to fit her appearance. In the nearly two decades that followed, she preyed upon a large number of women without remorse.

All this came to an end one night when she found herself stalked by a vampire hunter. She fled in a panic through the dense fog of that evening before happening upon Blackgate Castle. From her studies she knew just what this was—but near-certain death in the Castle was better than certain death at the hands of the vampire hunter. And so she fled inside. Her main goal is to escape the castle with her evil hide intact, though she is also intensely curious about the place and hopes to learn about the power that controls it.

In order to contribute to the survival of her vampire family, Nightbane took it upon herself to become an expert in a number of natural and supernatural disciplines. She is a scholar of all things magical, though she cannot cast any spells. She also has a lot of general knowledge in areas of mortal endeavor such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and computer technology.

As a vampire, she has the typical weaknesses. Exposure to sunlight quickly weakens and then kills her. She can no more survive decapitation or a stake through the heart than a human could. However, the bits about garlic and not having a reflection are just old wives’ tales. She is much stronger than she looks due to being undead, though given her slight frame her strength is not all that impressive. She does not have any need to breathe or eat, though she does need blood from time to time (Either one lethal or several non-lethal feedings per week).

Perversion you'd like to try out: Rape (she can be perpetrator or victim), murder via stealing blood, bondage, and just general lesbian encounters with any number of participants.
Interesting way you might die: During or after sex, especially after trying to beg or seduce her way out of danger.
Ons & Offs: Nightbane has a secret submissive and self-destructive side, and fantasizes about being taken and killed by a beautiful vampire hunter. See also my Ons and Offs.

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=Nightbane, an Evil Lesbian Vampire]
IN 0, DE 5, Vig 3, Dex 2, Wit 5 +Sustained by Blood Alone, +Scholar, -Cowardly, -Lustful[/spoiler]

Adele, a Reckless Archeologist played by AurelieCatena
Name: Adèle Louve de la Renardière
Concept: Reckless archeologist

Statistics:
  Innocence: 4
  Depravity: 1
  Vigor: 1
  Dexterity: 5
  Wits: 3
  Abilities: Finding what is hidden, escaping from bondage, reading and understanding ancient languages.
  Weaknesses:phobia of all swarming animals (rats, ants, crows, …), claustrophobia

Appearance: Slender, athletic, well-toned. Long curly black hair. Small round glasses. Her suitcase is packed with very fine, classy outfit for every occasion, but she usually wears comfortable and sturdy leather clothes. She wears nipple rings.

Personality: Adventuress, curious of everything in particular if mysterious and vaguely historical/ancient, always up to a challenge, interested in all esoteric sciences although not a practitioner by herself, courageous to the verge of temerity.

Background: Member of an ancient noble French family (the Louve de la Renardière). She has studied archaeology at La Sorbonne, Paris and has specialised herself in the exploration of tombs, particularly Etruscan tombs and Roman catacombs. She has been born and has lived in France for most of her life, but has travelled around widely, in particular since during and after her PhD thesis. Her mother tongue is French but she speaks English fluently, and has a reading command of a dozen of ancient languages (Latin, Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Old French, Old English, Celtic dialects, ancient Scandinavian languages, etc.)

Perversion you'd like to try out: Forced to swallow gallons of cum and pee, restrained with painful, unyeilding pieces of metal in an very painful position

Interesting way you might die: Choking to death

Ons: Extreme bondage, extreme humiliation, filth, extreme pain
Offs: Sex with animals, pleasure, orgasm denial

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=Adele, a Reckless Archeologist]
IN 4, DE 1, Vig 1, Dex 5, Wit 3 +Locating things, +Escapist, +Languages, -Phobia of all swarming animals (rats, ants, crows, …), -Claustrophobia[/spoiler]

Dr. Abraham van Helsing, a Hunter of Evil played by BlueEyedBard
Name: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing

Concept: Hunter of Evil

Statistics-
  Innocence: 3
  Depravity: 2
  Vigor: 3
  Dexterity:1
  Wits: 5
 
 Abilities: Steady Mind - Resistant to mind control and mental tricks, Extensive Knowledge - Of creatures that thrive in darkness and how to deal with them.
 
 Weaknesses: Headstrong

Appearance: Tall and slender, clearly a man that spends more time feeding his mind than his stomach. He is dressed in fine Victoria era clothes as would be expected on a respected physician of his time and a worn overcoat. He will also have his shoulder bag of supplies with him always.

Personality: Inquisitive and cold he is a man of few words but many thoughts. He is passionate about his job of exterminating evil and bringing the ignorance of the dark ages to the light of science.   
Background: Dr. Van Helsing is most well known for his encounters with his rival the legendary Count Dracula. He is a scientist, a thinker and is determined to bring peoples fears and beliefs out of the dark ages and into the future. That is why he has dedicated his life to hunting down and eradicating the denizens of evil.
There was one time when Abraham had a normal life, a lovely young wife and they were expecting to start a family. But their son was born with a rare birth defect which killed him shortly after birth. Abraham was distraught but his wife took the news worse. The death of their infant son made her fall into a deep depression, she blamed herself for what happened, and despite Abraham's attempts to console her she quickly descended into insanity. Then he was forced to watch by the sidelines as she withered away in a dark, dirty insane asylum. It was not long after her admittance that his once young lovely wife died, cold and alone, lost in the darkness of her own mind.
After this Abraham dedicated himself to his science and research. Then one day he was called upon by one of his former students to investigate sudden strange illnesses. This is when he met Dracula for the first time and was introduced to the true nature of darkness and evil. After this confrontation, and many more to come, Abraham realized that the way to bring humanity out of the dark ages was to understand, hunt down, and exterminate these denizens of darkness.

Perversion you'd like to try out: Bondage, transformation, multiple partners 
Interesting way you might die: Changed into denizin of darkness (vampire, warewolf, etc) and then executed for being such.
Ons & Offs: Not interested in poop, pee or vomit play.

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=Dr. Abraham van Helsing, a Hunter of Evil]
IN 3, DE 2, Vig 3, Dex 1, Wit 5 +Steady Mind, +Arcane Knowledge, -Headstrong[/spoiler]

Father Lucas, a Tainted Priest played by spooky
Name: Lucas Usher Xavier (The good(ish)- Father Lucas, The bad- Father Lux)
Concept: The Tainted Priest
Statistics-
  Innocence: 1
  Depravity: 4
  Vigor: 4
  Dexterity: 2
  Wits: 4
  Abilities: Divine Rituals and Inquisitional Arts (Exorcism, Demonology, Torture)
  Weaknesses: Lecherous, Self mutilation
Appearance:

Personality:
Father Lucas-"The Inquisitor" Father Lucas is extremely pious, albeit his beliefs call for the torture and eventual murder of all that oppose his translation of his biblical studies. He is plagued by hedonistic desires that lead to his hatred (and secret love) of lewd or overtly attractive women. He is prone to distraction in the presence of women, and as such yearns to control his obsession as well as it's cause. He aims to purge the world of its sins and evils, supernatural and otherwise, he also sees himself as a martyr. He pessimistically believes that the dark elements of his lusts are incurable and he will have no place in the perfect world his actions will eventually create.
"Father Lux"-"The Dark Priest" Father Lux is shadow that seeps through into consciousness of Father Lucas. He is a creature of base desires, one that lusts for flesh and the corruption of the soul. He is hedonistic and sadistic, feeding on the self loathing and lusts of his other half. While in control of the body Father Lux does all he can to pervert and torment everyone that he can reach, preferring rape to consent, and torture to questioning. While dormant he can do little but force his stronger desires upon the mind of his other half, always waiting for a moment of weakness to exploit.

Background: Lucas Usher Xavier was born in 1535 to a whore and her pimp in a nameless back alley during a mid-winter night. Before his eyes even opened he was placed at the altar of a local church with no note and not so much as any swaddling. He was baptized as a child of god and raised to do gods work, the father in charge of him placed him in the choir and taught him scripture constantly. He was dedicated to his studies at a young age, seeing it as his only way to make up for his "freeloading".

At age 12 Lucas was sent to the Vatican by way of a traveling inquisition in route to Rome, and that is when his interest for the righteous cause was seeded. The inquisitor he was sent with took him as an apprentice of sorts, teaching him the ways to detect and reveal heretics, blasphemers, the possessed and the practitioners of the craft. His experiences were greatly valued by the young Lucas, but sadly he was also an adolescent boy in the midst of puberty. As such, he felt his first experience of lust during the prosecution of a village harlot accused of heresy, and was severely punished.

At 17, Lucas commonly wore a cilice, even beyond the normal periods of reflection required during prayer. This was his teacher's way to aid his spiritual purity. He learned to hide his lusts better, but was still unable to purge his mind of impure thoughts. He was given the title of inquisitor due to his conviction and the strict measures he put himself under in order to make up for his desires. The church saw his self hating actions as some kind of "proof faith", and awarded him the title even at his young age.

As Lucas began to go out on his own missions to purify the Irish countrysides he brought up charges against mainly women. His methods of wringing truth from the condemned included all manners of torture including mental and spiritual torment. He often attended to the physical abuse and binding of these women personally, a method he claimed ensured it's validity. He began feeling pleasure as he acted against these women, which he convinced himself was an effect of his virtuous actions. Soon, Lucas was chasing the passionate feeling of "purifying" the women guilty of the most heinous crimes.

At age 20 Lucas was ordained by the church in the midst of the dark reign of Queen Mary I, a gift for his blows against the enemies of god. In other words, the hundreds of women he'd beaten tortured and raped(never personally) into admitting to crimes. Though, his priesthood was short lived as some others discovered his drive to correcting the world was basely hedonistic. He strove only to satisfy his sadistic desires, and not for the will of god. Though, at that point his delusional faith in his own virtue brought him to a mental break, and he lashed out against those that accused him. Though, he never remembered this outbreak of violence and slanderous accusations.

After finding himself to be surrounded by those that believed him lost, he strove to find solace in the only thing that pleased him. He ventured out to find the darkest places and cleanse them of evils, which eventually brought him to Blackgate Castle.

-A side note-
The darker side of the priest developed in his youth, even before leaving with the inquisitor. While living in the church that accepted him as an infant, Lux decided to show himself. Lux popped into existence when the boy reached 10, at the beginning of his pubescent period. The first action the darker half took was to sneak into the local brothel and find his mother. Lux spent months trying to discover which whore he commonly heard the nuns speak of, the one that peeked in every so often after he was found at the altar. Lux was quick to put two and two together.

When Lux found his mother, she was unconscious in an opium den, and so he slit her throat as she slept. the boy sat there playing with himself as her body cooled, then left and went to the church. It didn't take long for his bloody clothes to be discovered and the caning began. Luckily for Lux, his other half was so taken aback by the accusations he faced that he was easily pushed aside. Thus, Lux took the punishments and spat ludicrous accusations and lewd comments in return.

The wide shift in his personalities lead to him being sent to Rome, though with an added conviction and the watchful eye of his new tutor, Lux found himself unable to control the body. Though, he slowly found the ability to impress certain impurities in his snobby alter-ego. Lux found that the new tutor had effective methods to cause his other self to be punished, without weakening his resolved, which kept his fun short. Though, eventually Lux found that his body was walking around in charge of itself, "cleansing the world".

Lux was able to push himself into the mind of his other half, causing the increased savagery of his actions. This pressure every once and a while allowed Lux to take charge of his own inquisitions, sweetening his life all the more. Sadly there where members of the church that started rallying for his excommunication. Lux decided that this was unsavory, and in the state of shock, and bruised faith he found his weak half in, Lux took over. Lux slashed the good name of all his opposing priests, shaming them and destroying them as ruthlessly as he did any witch or whore. When they were safely removed from the church, he would hunt them down, and break them... mind body and soul.

For a while now however, Lux has been held down by the renewed conviction of the saintly Lucas.

Perversion you'd like to try out: Rape, Torture, Bondage, Possession, and anything random and right! >:)
Interesting way you might die: Two conflicted personalities get separate bodies and kill each other, during sex, in the middle of a session of tormenting someone. Any of the many ways he has condemned his victims.
Ons & Offs: Likes innocence, meek women, those that are easily impressionable.  Dislikes lewd behavior, poop and the idea of being controlled.

Code: [Select]
[spoiler=Father Lucas, a Tainted Priest]
IN 1, DE 4, Vig 4, Dex 2, Wit 4 +Arcane Rituals, +Inquisitional Arts, -Lecherous, =Self Mutilation[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: October 06, 2013, 05:39:16 AM by eBadger »

Offline Koyume

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 07:40:10 PM »
Somewhat interested, though I don't really have any particular character concept in mind yet. I would probably play some kind of tough, fighty, and innocent female character.

Offline AurelieCatena

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 08:24:44 PM »
Wow!

I want to be part of it. Expect a concept/character sheet by Monday.

Offline AurelieCatena

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 05:57:43 AM »
How is the recruitment going? Did you receive candicates over PM? Is there any chance this game is going to start?

Offline eBadgerTopic starter

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 10:53:27 AM »
I haven't received anything by PM, no; but yes, there's definitely a chance this will start.  Giving it a bit more time (people seem a lot more active during the week, so my hope is to have some more join us). 

If we don't get any more interest this way, I'll likely retool the adventure (maybe to align with a system, putting "VtM" or "Pathfinder" in front of a title will get lots of attention although I really don't feel the management or limitations of a system would really add anything).  Or I could downplay the doomed part, I know that requires a bit different mode of thinking than most are used to. 

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 10:59:40 AM »
I'll join. My character will be done by the end of the day (though probly not long).

Offline AurelieCatena

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 11:00:30 AM »
I'm not a fan of systems either, mostly because I do not know them and don't want to devote the time to read and learn them...

How many players would you need to start this game?

Offline eBadgerTopic starter

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 11:03:12 AM »
Yay Yugi!

As for numbers, I think about 4 are needed to have good group interaction and I generally assume 1/3 will drop after 'previewing' so I'm aiming for 6 or so.  So we're actually half way there already. 

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 11:04:52 AM »
Good!

I'm going to write a sheet now.

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 11:33:04 AM »
Name: Hanako Miyazaki
Concept: Wandering Abandoned Maiden
Statistics-
  Innocence: 4
  Depravity: 1
  Vigor: 1
  Dexterity: 3
  Wits: 5
  Abilities: Stealth, Singing
  Weaknesses: Cowardly
Appearance:
Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Personality: Hanako tends to be a very meek girl. She is basically the type of person you seeing reading quietly in the corner. A wallflower in other words. Due to how lonely she is, she clings to people that she generally finds caring and kind.
Background: Hanako was born two Japanese parents in present-day Japan, Yoko and Haruto Miyazaki. The young girl started out started out an active and upbeat soul, commonly exploring the forest near her house. Though as soon as she got into elementary school, things took a turn for the worse. Every class has that one constant target of bullying and she just happened to unfortunately be it. As school went on, all the hurtful words and pranks started crushing her self-esteem. By the time she was in high school, she had formed a "shell of shyness". Unable to enjoy the outside, she indulged in hobbies such as watching anime or reading manga (even having an embarrassing stash of yuri porn). When her hobbies become more apparent to her father, a politician, he, despite his wife's protests, kicked Hanako out. Otakus were treated very negatively due to the media and her father didn't want to receive media backlash if they found out. When wandered around the streets one night, she a weird-looking abandoned castle. Desperate for shelter, she stepped in.......
Perversion you'd like to try out: Transformation, bondage
Interesting way you might die: Transformed into a living sex doll and being doomed to serve the transformer
Ons: Transformation, f/f, multiple partners, sexualized clothing, bondage, dominant partners
Offs: Mutilation

Offline Joslyn

Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 07:01:49 PM »
This looks like it could be fun.  >:) My character concept is below, and I look forward to your feedback.



Name: Nightbane (Sarah Yamazaki)
Concept: Evil Lesbian Vampire
Statistics-
  Innocence: 0
  Depravity:  5
  Vigor: 3
  Dexterity: 2
  Wits:  5
  Abilities: Vampire, Scholar
  Weaknesses: Cowardly, Lustful
Appearance: See picture.

Personality:

Nightbane is a playfully malicious creature, who likes nothing more than to seduce or rape beautiful women before draining them of blood. Her sex drive often clouds her judgment. She is weak-willed and craven, but this is somewhat offset by her arrogance—she strongly believes that she is too beautiful and clever to ever be stopped. Her only sympathetic quality is her intellectual curiosity, which drives her studies. In situations where her next “meal” is uncertain or she cannot safely get away with murder, she may keep humans around and pretend to be an ally until she is too hungry to resist feeding. If her situation is extremely disadvantageous, she may offer a human service in exchange for being allowed a non-lethal feeding.

Background:

One night in the mid-90’s, a college sophomore and physics major named Sarah Yamazaki disappeared from the campus of Harvard University. She was seduced by a beautiful vampire, who so enjoyed her time with the sweet and innocent Sarah that she decided to bring the girl into the world of the undead instead of feeding on her. Sarah was immediately and completely corrupted upon awakening as a vampire. Like the rest of her new “family,” she disguised herself as a goth to hide her unnatural paleness and took a new name to fit her appearance. In the nearly two decades that followed, she preyed upon a large number of women without remorse.

All this came to an end one night when she found herself stalked by a vampire hunter. She fled in a panic through the dense fog of that evening before happening upon Blackgate Castle. From her studies she knew just what this was—but near-certain death in the Castle was better than certain death at the hands of the vampire hunter. And so she fled inside. Her main goal is to escape the castle with her evil hide intact, though she is also intensely curious about the place and hopes to learn about the power that controls it.

In order to contribute to the survival of her vampire family, Nightbane took it upon herself to become an expert in a number of natural and supernatural disciplines. She is a scholar of all things magical, though she cannot cast any spells. She also has a lot of general knowledge in areas of mortal endeavor such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and computer technology.

As a vampire, she has the typical weaknesses. Exposure to sunlight quickly weakens and then kills her. She can no more survive decapitation or a stake through the heart than a human could. However, the bits about garlic and not having a reflection are just old wives’ tales. She is much stronger than she looks due to being undead, though given her slight frame her strength is not all that impressive. She does not have any need to breathe or eat, though she does need blood from time to time (Either one lethal or several non-lethal feedings per week).

Perversion you'd like to try out: Rape (she can be perpetrator or victim), murder via stealing blood, bondage, and just general lesbian encounters with any number of participants.
Interesting way you might die: During or after sex, especially after trying to beg or seduce her way out of danger.
Ons & Offs: Nightbane has a secret submissive and self-destructive side, and fantasizes about being taken and killed by a beautiful vampire hunter. See also my Ons and Offs.

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 09:36:22 PM »
Both look great!  Hopefully we'll get a couple more soon. 

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 09:38:36 PM »
It looks lovely so far. :)

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 11:54:11 AM »
  Here is the concept for my character. I still need to give her some goals but I did not want to procrastinate longer and keep you waiting.
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Name: Adèle Louve de la Renardière
Concept: Reckless archeologist

Statistics:
  Innocence: 4
  Depravity: 1
  Vigor: 1
  Dexterity: 5
  Wits: 3
  Abilities: Finding what is hidden, escaping from bondage, reading and understanding ancient languages.
  Weaknesses:phobia of all swarming animals (rats, ants, crows, …), claustrophobia

Appearance: Slender, athletic, well-toned. Long curly black hair. Small round glasses. Her suitcase is packed with very fine, classy outfit for every occasion, but she usually wears comfortable and sturdy leather clothes. She wears nipple rings.

Personality: Adventuress, curious of everything in particular if mysterious and vaguely historical/ancient, always up to a challenge, interested in all esoteric sciences although not a practitioner by herself, courageous to the verge of temerity.

Background: Member of an ancient noble French family (the Louve de la Renardière). She has studied archaeology at La Sorbonne, Paris and has specialised herself in the exploration of tombs, particularly Etruscan tombs and Roman catacombs. She has been born and has lived in France for most of her life, but has travelled around widely, in particular since during and after her PhD thesis. Her mother tongue is French but she speaks English fluently, and has a reading command of a dozen of ancient languages (Latin, Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Old French, Old English, Celtic dialects, ancient Scandinavian languages, etc.)

Perversion you'd like to try out: Forced to swallow gallons of cum and pee, restrained with painful, unyeilding pieces of metal in an very painful position

Interesting way you might die: Choking to death

Ons: Extreme bondage, extreme humiliation, filth, extreme pain
Offs: Sex with animals, pleasure, orgasm denial
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 03:38:25 PM by AurelieCatena »

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 04:58:24 PM »
Looks great, Aur!

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 03:18:20 AM »
Joslyn, while updating the Characters list I tweaked a couple minor things on your character: adjusted the ability "vampire" to a more specific "Sustained by blood alone" and removed the weakness to sunlight (you're welcome to roleplay it, but since you're already capped on weaknesses you needn't stress on it.  And in any case I'm not sure I want much/any sunlight in the Castle anyhow.)

Still hoping for a couple more characters, but I've been doing some work on the Castle denizens in the meanwhile.  The Angel, the Soldier, and the White Lady all look forward to meeting you. 

The Angel

The Soldier

The White Lady

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC)
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 03:28:02 AM »
They look... nice and... welcoming. I can't wait to kill meet them.

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
They look like great murderers friends.

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 11:01:48 AM »
They look like great murderers friends.

I'm sure they're perfectly harmless and just doing some Doctor Who cosplay--we've got a weeping angel and the "Are you my mummy?" dead kid.  :P Why don't you go talk to them while Nightbane runs the fuck away waits for you?  ;D

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 11:04:44 AM »
Mostly because Hanako would be clinging to her arm running away with her. :)

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2013, 02:02:03 PM »
Seems you may still have room, mind if I throw a character in the mix?

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2013, 02:13:43 PM »
Please do!

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2013, 02:35:13 PM »
Well allow me to take some time and put him together, I'm thinking up a Depraved and Lecherous Priest from sometime around the reign of Bloody Mary.

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Re: Secrets of Blackgate Castle (Gothic Horror, Extreme/NC) - Recruiting
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2013, 03:01:40 PM »
Name: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing

Concept: Hunter of Evil

Statistics-
  Innocence: 3
  Depravity: 2
  Vigor: 3
  Dexterity:1
  Wits: 5
 
 Abilities: Steady Mind - Resistant to mind control and mental tricks, Extensive Knowledge - Of creatures that thrive in darkness and how to deal with them.
 
 Weaknesses: Not physically strong but known to be very headstrong.

Appearance: Tall and slender, clearly a man that spends more time feeding his mind than his stomach. He is dressed in fine Victoria era clothes as would be expected on a respected physician of his time and a worn overcoat. He will also have his shoulder bag of supplies with him always.

Personality: Inquisitive and cold he is a man of few words but many thoughts. He is passionate about his job of exterminating evil and bringing the ignorance of the dark ages to the light of science.   
Background: Dr. Van Helsing is most well known for his encounters with his rival the legendary Count Dracula. He is a scientist, a thinker and is determined to bring peoples fears and beliefs out of the dark ages and into the future. That is why he has dedicated his life to hunting down and eradicating the denizens of evil.
There was one time when Abraham had a normal life, a lovely young wife and they were expecting to start a family. But their son was born with a rare birth defect which killed him shortly after birth. Abraham was distraught but his wife took the news worse. The death of their infant son made her fall into a deep depression, she blamed herself for what happened, and despite Abraham's attempts to console her she quickly descended into insanity. Then he was forced to watch by the sidelines as she withered away in a dark, dirty insane asylum. It was not long after her admittance that his once young lovely wife died, cold and alone, lost in the darkness of her own mind.
After this Abraham dedicated himself to his science and research. Then one day he was called upon by one of his former students to investigate sudden strange illnesses. This is when he met Dracula for the first time and was introduced to the true nature of darkness and evil. After this confrontation, and many more to come, Abraham realized that the way to bring humanity out of the dark ages was to understand, hunt down, and exterminate these denizens of darkness.

Perversion you'd like to try out: Bondage, transformation, multiple partners 
Interesting way you might die: Changed into denizin of darkness (vampire, warewolf, etc) and then executed for being such.
Ons & Offs: Not interested in poop, pee or vomit play.