*This is currently closed and will be closed for a while. May open something similar during Halloween again.
In the velvet darkness. On the blackest night. Burning Bright - There's a Guiding Star...Rules:
No matter what or who you are...
- This is a LGBT friendly community - show respect
- Keep Drama out of OOC!
- Character Limit on one main character and one knowing character - but allowed to make multiple victims and up to 2 monsters currently
- Must use headers in all posts
- Must respect Content Warnings
- Must specify Hard Offs on character sheets
- Must respect Hard Offs of characters being played with
- Art is accepted for monsters. Main Characters and Victims have to be real life images
- This game falls in the EXTREME category, but we don't expect everyone to have the interests. Please read information below on how we're dealing with comfort levels
- Elliquiy's Site Roleplaying and Storytelling Rules will be followed.
- Main Character Deaths MUST be approved by GMs
- Discussing potential scenes in OOC and PM is going to be crucial to make sure everyone gets the maximum enjoyment! I encourage it!
- You are allowed up to 2 Main Characters, 1 Knowing, 2 Monsters, and unlimited Victims
In Game Time: Will start on October 1st, 2009 and will be open until October 4th, 2009.
GM Events: Will be posted in the thread with a warning on the header. Displaying the time and date that monsters are allowed to roam free
This is a fairly quiet town that is being taken over by a cult called The Knowing - who believe there is a dark spirit in the lake that is going to take over and infest monsters everywhere. There is a heavy fog that comes over the town every morning and sometimes in the evening, it makes it very hard to see and there can be a change of personality in some, as well as fear in weaker spirits. Some may even grow stronger when the mist comes.
When monsters come - sirens blare. During that time people have the option of grouping up together and fighting the monsters in the town or forest - or they have the option of facing the creatures in the mansion/safe house. This will be managed in the IC Threads. Certain dates and times will be mapped out that monsters are running and roaming free. If you play your character in that particular time frame - you can run the risk into running into a monster. Combat will be free form and abuse of weapons and abilities will
be carefully watched.
In the off time, it will be a sort of mystery trying to collect the pieces to discover how to undo the spell that The Knowing have place. Please keep in mind that The Knowing will be playing along with Main Characters - and Main Characters are not supposed to suspect them unless they give valid reason. The game has the opportunity for Main Characters to gang up on a potential Knowing (or even a Victim) and kill them for information, etc. This strongly depends on character interactions. Main Characters are the meat of the game, which is why everyone is going to be required to have one.
There's also the option of some smutty sex that occur during off time between monster times - or if you're lucky, the smutty awesome still can occur during monster times.
The goal of this is to explore some of the smut horror themes for some, or just to just play a fun little horror/mystery story with some players who are going to respect your boundaries.
Once you enter Nightwood Falls - you can't leave. Or at least no one knows how yet. People who lived in the town are trying to figure out how. Most people are up in the Mansion trying to fend off the monsters coming, but within the mansion there are also a lot of unknowing monsters beginning to awaken.
**If you're going to PM your CS: Character Sheets Must be PMed to Sindra, Rel Mayer, and Strangefate for approval.
**You can also post them in the thread - so other people can see what you created.
Main Characters...Main Characters
- It is encouraged to have a main character
. The main characters will be the survivors attempting to make it through each of the monster attacks, gather supplies and figure out the deeper mysteries of the town.
As the town is smaller in size, characters are encouraged to at least be familiar with one another. Character connections will really be driving the sandbox portions of the game.
Main characters can be visitors staying at Nightwood Falls, unknowing inhabitants, or anything reasonable that you may come up with.
Keep this in mind while making your main characters: (More detailed information on Horror Ratings listed below)
**Normal: The character cannot be killed and the levels of bloodplay and pain they experience would be minimal.
**Nightmare: The character can be serious harmed but not be killed. The level of violence and bloodplay for this would be increased over the Normal.
**Hell: This character can be seriously harmed and killed. The more extreme elements can be included in this category – gore, vore, snuff, dismemberment, etc.
The Victims...Victim characters
will be another option for players to create in addition to a main character. As the title suggests, they will likely become victims of the monsters. Players are encouraged to play victims should they desire!
As this is an extreme game and there are expected to be deaths, the players must chose the level of harm the character can potentially come to. (More detail on horror ratings listed below)
**Normal: The character cannot be killed and the levels of bloodplay and pain they experience would be minimal.
**Nightmare: The character can be serious harmed but not be killed. The level of violence and bloodplay for this would be increased over the Softcore.
**Hell: This character can be seriously harmed and killed. The more extreme elements can be included in this category – gore, vore, snuff, etc.
**(More information can be found below)
Because Victim characters don't have to fill out quirks or flaws, they can't aid in a fight against a monster, but they also won't weight a party down either. They're basically there for flair and reaction. :) And to be subject to different levels of torture and death if the player wishes.
Victim characters also have the potential to be turned into a monster should all of the parties involved agree (the monster player, the victim player and the GM). It is very possible for some of the monsters (werewolves and vampires as two examples) to create more of their kind. Alterations to character sheets would be made if/when a victim were to make the transition.
The Monsters...Monster characters
will be allowed for players, but it is encouraged to also have a main character/knowing/victim as well. These characters will be terrorizing the town and all who reside within it. There will be a limited number of monster slots available at any given time (two per person). All monster characters will require GM approval.
As well, the guide above (Normal, Nightmare and Hell) will be used for monster characters to indicate how far the player is willing to have their monster go. It is mandatory that all monster characters respect the boundaries of the victim characters at all times.
As this is an extreme game and the GM would like the element of horror to remain intact – sexy monsters will not be accepted. This is reffering to the fact that werewolves and vampires can be monsters, but they can't look like normal people that just turn when they want to. The monsters in this game are meant to be horrifying!
There is the possibility that victim characters you create can turn into monsters as well. If you have an idea for one - please share it and we can discuss a plot device to get it going. :)
The Knowing...The Knowing
are characters that start knowing the truth about the events that led up to the monsters being freed and had some role to play in it. These characters are designed to be hidden among the survivors and struggling to keep their secret. Just because they helped with the monsters returning doesn't mean that the monsters will take pity on them! Not to mention what the other people might do!
These characters are limited to one per player (at most). These characters will be heavily scrutinized by the GM before approval. As well, Knowing characters cannot be Main Characters as there must be the option to kill these characters. If you are opposed to a character dying - this is not the character concept for you.
The Knowing are heavily influenced by the evil within the town from the unknown source. They are born with this bit of evil growing inside of them or are baptized later when they're accepted into the cult. The darkness speaks within them and compels them to do it's bidding. The Knowing must have a character background that is relevant to how they were put into the cult and what role they play into it.
If a Knowing is approved, the GM will be sending private messages with information. While all information regarding the world will be available to all players out of character – the knowledge that these characters possess in game will be given to each approved Knowing.
Character Creation and Hard Offs
A character sheet will be created for the game and filled out. However, the GM would like to make it very clear that HARD OFFS
need to be listed on ALL
character sheets (in addition to links to O/O's, etc). This is not only an extreme game but a horror one and the actions of the monsters will reflect this. However, player boundaries are very important to maintain and it is necessary to have them in an easy to see location.Victim and Monster Rating
Normal, Nightmare and Hell notations should be on all character sheets and on each tagging post. Please do not ask a player to move beyond what they are comfortable with in terms of their rating. It should be noted here that the game will include blood play and violence against victims. These ratings are only meant to determine how much of these things a player is willing to have happen to their characters. If you are not comfortable with blood and violence – this is probably not the game for you.
Horror Ratings!Horror Ratings
**Please note that ALL HARD OFFS must be adhered to regardless of what Horror Rating a character has**Normal
-Minor cuts/scratches: shallow wounds that might bleed mildly.
-Physical Beating: Being punched, kicked, etc
-Blood: Minor amounts of blood (meaning that the character might bleed from injuries)
Other things that fall into this category would be other minor injuries or harm that could come to a character. Nightmare
-Deep Wounds: Cuts and scratches can go much deeper and have longer lasting effects
-Major burns: Both in the context of more bodily coverage and more painful
-Physical Beating: As above but harder and could land in broken bones
-Blood: A lot more blood letting can happen in this category. Including spurts or gushing blood
-Mild Physical, Mental or Emotional torture: forced pain and prolonged pain can begin in this category.
This is the most broad category. Anything that doesn't fall into the Hell category but is too dark for the
Normal category. Hell
-Extreme Gore: elements of gore that could include massive bloodiness, organs, etc
-Vore: Nom nom nom
Special Thread - HellHell
As many people don't care to read about the more extreme actions, the GM is going to create a thread that is entirely for the Hell(ish) interactions to keep them away from the rest of the game. This includes: Vore, Extreme Gore, Snuff, Extreme Torture, Cannibalism, and Mutilation. There is the potential that this list will grow as well. All character interactions that include these themes should be posted in the Special Thread rather than the characters current location. Sex
As in most games on E, there's the option for characters to have sex in this game. Characters, as always, can engage in any kind of sexual relationship they want to with other characters (provided that both players are willing).
Most of the potential sexual relations between characters and monsters will likely be Non-Con. If a character wants to have sex with a tentacle monster, the details can be worked out with the player (or GM) posting for that monster. Please bear in mind that it is unlikely that monsters will catch a victim, force itself on said victim and let them go!
Nightwood Falls is a small quiet town in the middle two mountains. The weather is mostly chilly during this time of the year, enough to warrant long sleeves and a light jacket. Every morning a thick fog rolls in over the lake and coats the area, but people seem mostly quiet and reserved. The population is just over one thousand and during autumn they get a range of visitors who come in to fish at the lake, relax at the famous bed and breakfast (Chutes de Nuit), or so some local sightseeing. There is even a university that only select applicants get accepted into, but it mostly researches science. They're very quiet on what they're researching. The inhabitants of the town seem very welcome to visitors that come in and offer a variety of things for them to do: fishing, bike riding, hiking through the forests, shopping at the local shops, fine dining near the lake. It's a perfect place for a newly wed couple to spend their honeymoon... or everyone thought.
There is a bit of an odd history when it comes to Nightwood Falls. Puritans once believes that this place was cursed and certain people were deemed 'unholy' and were haunted with dark magic. The believed that the only way to cleanse the land was to gather up men, women, and children who they believed with blessed with dark spirits and not part of their religions and then decided to burn them next to the lake. Hundreds of people were kiled that day and ever since then their spirits and bodies are rumored to haunt the land. Trying to live out the life that was taken from them - angered that their innocent lives were taken. Legend has it that this anger has haunted the land for many years and they can hear their screams and moans within the mist that sets over the town.
Even though it's not spoken of much in the news, there have been a variety of 'odd' occurrences over the past few years. People falling into the lake during the middle of the night and drowning, people falling off cliffs and snapping their necks, car crashes from the fog, suicides, and some people even whisper of murders.What is especially odd is every decade something tragic happens. Ten years ago a school burned down in the middle of the day - students and teachers unable to escape, before that a factory burned to the ground, and before then a plague swept across and killed hundreds of people. This was never enough to warrant an investigation. The town continued keep this out of the news so people who come to visit Nightwood Falls and fall in love with its quaint charm. People do decide to settle in the area among The Knowing and the normal inhabitants. The town police seem to keep a fairly relaxed state on the town, just so it can keep it's small and quiet town feeling. No one knows about the cult called 'The Knowing' that is growing stronger and what they're planning to do.
That is of course, except for The Knowing. The Knowing are a select group of people who believe that the lake is blessed with a demon of darkness. In their beliefs it's said that on October 1st, 200 a magical darkened spirit would come over the land. All of their blood spit and sacrifices would finally manifest and bring the rise of monsters. To prepare the land for this - they have been slowly murdering and kidnapping people. Feeding it to the darkness of the lake in hopes to please it so the spirit so it will come alive on October 1st, 2009. The Mist
The mist plays a part in this game. There is always a mist in the early morning and usually it's very thick. The only way to escape the mist is by traveling deep into the forests, but there are also dark things in the forest. Something is off about the mist. It's cold and makes goosebumps form on the skin. It's so thick that you can't see your hand in front of your face. All you can do is hear what is going on around you - the scraping of metal dragging against pavement, the sound of piercing high screams, the sound of blood splattering against the pavement, or the wind blowing through the trees. The Mist has always existed in Nightwood falls - and as of recently it's been getting thicker and sometimes even appears in the middle of the day or at dusk.
People who believe in the old rumors can say that they also hear the screams of people who had died from the tragic and odd occurrences that have happened over the span of hundreds of years. The Knowing
The history of the knowing is that they've been around in this town for many years. They're established figures in the community - with ties into the mayor, the sheriff, owner of the bed and breakfast, rich window who owns the mansion, and even principal at the school. They've been established for generation upon generation and over time more people have traveled to Nightwood Falls. These people also believed in the darkness of the lake to join and wanted to join The Knowing. To join the knowing - they had to offer live and blood sacrifices to the lake that meant more than strangers. Currently, they're spread out on their different areas of town and waiting to reunite to prepare for the darkness that is about to overcome Nightwood Falls.
The Knowing are keeping monsters deep within the forest and even some of them are in the university. The monsters are fairly weak or dead, but they believe that they will come alive when the October 1st, 2009 arrives. It is also rumored that some of these monsters are the previous people who were captured and killed by The Knowing. Planning on reincarnating these people into the most terrifying sights known to man. It's also possible that some of these monsters are actually experiments gone wrong by the mad scientists at the college. No one is for sure, since the college near the forest is very quiet about what they're working on. Some people believed it was because they were researching things for the Government.
Random Bits of Info:Monsters
Monsters are going to have a lair where they go when the mist isn't active in their area. It can be anywhere around town and it also gives the option for players interacting a scene with said monster the ability to stumble there and have excellent fun monster/smut times. So, people who have created a monster. Please add somewhere in the occupation where the said lair is.
Another thing to note is that you can't share a lair with another monster. Some exceptions may be made if your monsters want to have a sort of duo connection thing going on, but it has to be approved by both players and then brought to the GMs for approval. (I'm sorry for being a bit of a stickler on this - I just don't want to have a bunch of monsters piled up in the same area.)
Monsters can also transport with the use of the mist. So, rather than walking if GMs are summoning monsters - assume that the mist allows them to travel instantly and freely.The Knowing
-If you want to have a knowing. Please keep in mind that they have to have a good reason for being recognized by the cult to join.
-These people are baptized within the lake once they join and it gives them the ability to hear the 'darkness' aka Lake Monster (or whatever SF ends up calling it. Lake monster is a place holder) the speak to them.
-They are doing this because it's what they believe and they're going to be granted more power in the after life.The Lake Monster
-This is the main monster who is doing all the bad.
-Lake Monster has control over the mist. Mist makes the monsters stronger so they can venture out and terrorize everyone.
-Lake Monster does most of it's bidding through the mist and knowing members.
-Deaths of the Knowing make the Lake Monster slightly weaker, but it won't be easy to kill a knowing.
-This is a GM. Played by GM when we have to.
-The guy's name is gonna change.Particular Higher End Professions Taken
Dean of the College
Here are the character sheet outlines if you want to start making your characters! Remember! It is encouraged to make a main character! You can make a knowing, up to two monsters, and as many victims as you want! Please PM or write in this thread if you have any questions. I'll be glad to answer! I also will put in a spoiler some of my characters - so you can get an idea of what to expect.Main Character/Monster/Knowing Sheet:
[floatright][img height=500 padding=5]YOUR IMAGE GOES HERE![/img][/floatright][b]Name[/b]:NPC/Victim Sheets:
[b]Age[/b]: (Must be 16+)
[b]Character Type[/b]: Main Character/Knowing/Monster
[b]Occupation[/b]: What does your character do? Are they from out of town? Do they work in town? (If Monster: Please include where the Lair is at. Make sure that no other approved monster has claimed this lair.)
[b]Physical Description[/b]: Short description. Anything that the picture may not say.
[b]Personality[/b]: Describe their general mannerisms.
[b]History[/b]: How did they end up in Nightwood Falls? What are they currently doing here? If you apply for The Knowing - this needs to be heavily focused on how they came into play.
[b]Quirks:[/b] Must have 2+ and be equal to Flaws. These are positive characteristics that can help your character survive. There is where you would list weapons.
[b]Flaws[/b]: Must have 2+ and be equal to quirks. These are negative characteristics which could lead to harm for your character.
[b]Link your O&O[/b]: Link your O&Os
[b]Specify Ons[/b]: Mostly anything particular you would like to encounter.
[b]Specify Hard Offs[/b]: [i]Be Specific[/i] - If you enjoy Gore, but you don't want to see eyeballs popping out, say it. GM may ask you to clarify exactly what your hard OFFs are.
[b]Sexuality[/b]: Self Explanatory. Also include nature if you wish to.
[b]Content Level:[/b] Normal/Nightmare/Hell - Select the highest category you will participate in.
[b]Death? (Y/N) Degree of Death? (Normal, Nightmare, Hell)[/b]: Can your character die? If you pick Monster/Knowing - then answer is automatically 'yes'. Degree of death refers to how your character may be allowed to die. Normal being quick and painless, nightmare being specific to your O&Os, and hell meaning almost up for anything (vore, extreme gore, etc.)
[b]Face Claim?[/b]: Not necessary, but if you have a face claim list it here.
[floatright][img height=400 padding=5][/img][/floatright][b]Name[/b]: First and Last
[b]Occupation[/b]: What do they do?
[b]Character Type[/b]: NPC or Victim
[b]Brief History[/b]: Just a paragraph of so giving this character some flair.
[b]Who can play?[/b]:
[b]Death? (Y/N) Degree of Death? (Normal, Nightmare, Hell):][/b]
[b]Specify Hard OFFs[/b]: