A simple introduction: Silent Hills is a Silent Hill inspired mild horror free form sand box centered around a small isolated town called Cold Creek. Its a beautiful place, there's a small amusement park, lake and two accommodating hotels. There are plenty of sights to see. On the surface it appears to be a normal small town surrounded by thick temperate forest and a few small farms. But appearances are deceiving. Cold Creek is ruled by a powerful supernatural force that has pulled characters in from all walks of life and worlds, drawn to some darkness the posses, some dark secret.
Every one in town has some dark secret to hide, some fear, some guilt.History
Built along the shores of Toluca Lake, Cold Creek appears to be a mid-sized town tourist town that is surrounded by wooded hills and rivers. The lake itself has a long history of drownings, suicides and disappearances including a DUCK watercraft full of tourists and several small watercraft.
Going back more then four centuries, Cold Creek's history is plentiful and dark. To the local tribes of Native Americans, the Toluca Lake area had been known as "The Place of Silenced Spirits", and was long considered to have a kind of spiritual significance and an air of mysterious power. It was considered to be a holy place, where many rituals were conducted in accordance with the indigenous beliefs.
The late 1600s saw the arrival of settlers who would force the indigenous people from their sacred lands. These settlers would remain in the area until the turn of the century. At the start of the 1700's, an epidemic swept through the surrounding area surrounding Toluca Lake. With a large portion of the populace dead, the settlement was abandoned. It wasn't until the start of the 1800's that resettlement began.
Tragedy struck again when, around 1890, people began to mysteriously vanish from Cold Creek. At the turn of the century, Cold Creek was re-imaged as a tourist destination and has become a destination for fisherman and boaters.
These are the town rules and structure.Who can leave and who can't?
Delivery people can leave, well as non-local authorities as town does not want to bring trouble. Tourists, weary travelers, characters from other worlds and so forth, will be unable to leave once they pass the towns boarders. Any one who tries to leave will find it impossible, the forest surrounding becomes vast and confusing, cars break down once they the town, it becomes foggy outside of town etc
The motels and hotels are free for your character to stay until they are officially stuck, older residents will put your character in a home for free. To eat your character has to find a job. Most residents are understanding and will help find work for your character. Characters who have cell phones or computers will find that any calls or e-mails for help do not reach thier destination.
You call someone up and shout "Help help me! I'm being held against my will!" but what the other person hears is "Its so wonderful here. I might just move here. So should you."How long does the town stay normal?
Its verries. Some times months will pass by with no to little super natural activity, other times the activity goes on for weeks to months at a time. Those who have been there the longest keep stock piles of food, water and supplies and are not too keen on sharing since there's no way to know when things will revert back to normal. What happens to the town when it changes?
Cold Creek becomes foggy, twisted and macabre. There are regular monsters and things that roam the town but most monsters are based on a characters fears and guilt. And its not always monsters, it can be loved ones, both living and dead and the like. It depends on your characters sitation. How to arrive
So many ways. Your character can be a native of the town, someone who moved there or even a tourist who though the small resort town would be a nice place to take a vacation. Other ways your character can arrive:
-Take a wrong turn and drive into town.
-Get lost in the woods and find themselves telaported unknowing to Cold Creek
-Something as simple as being transported in a vehicle and waking up to a vehicle devoid of other passengers that has gone off the side of the roadGame Rules
-Adhere to all Elliquiy rules
-Please respect player/character ons and offs.
-There is no posting order
-Please make sure to use the tagging system
-These rules are subject to change at the GM's discretion.
- No godmodding
-If you choose to leave the group, please inform the GM and anybody you are RPing with so we're not left hanging
- IC Posts should have substance, no one-liners.
-Please try not to keep anybody waiting on a post longer than one week. Real life happens but inform any one you are RPing with that you will be longer
-All gender types and sexualities will be accepted, including Asexual and Agendered characters.
-This is going to be plot heavy\character interaction heavy RP. That being said your characters can have all the sex they want just don't let it become all your character doesRumors and happenings in town
-The dark and twisted 400 year old oak tree hidden at the back of Rosewater Park, is often used by the small local cult as a meeting place. The descendants of the local tribe consider the tree sacred
-The long abandoned Pete's Bowl-O-Rama is concealing a small makeshift mobile lab producing PTV. The ones responsible plan on selling the PTV during the Annual Spring Festival, using the influx of new comers as a way to get the drug outside the town
PTV is made from an indigenous plant, White Claudia that is easily found through out the heavily forested regions. Its very addictive and produces different effects on the user though it commonly produces realistic hallucinations, lowers inhibition and is rumored to heighten sex.
-The old water pumping station and water works located just outside of town is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of workers who died during a horrible accident and strange lights are often seen near and in the rotting buildings
-The descendants of the local tribe have an almost third sense when the town is about to shift and sound the air raid siren that is on top of the Cold Creek Historical Center
- Dr. Adrien Finch of Brookhaven Hospital is addicted to PTV and has been preforming experiments on humans, trying to find some way to bring his daughter that died in a tragic accident at Lakeside Amusement Park backCharacters
You can play pretty much any character as long as they can fit through a doorway and have enough intelligence and ability to communicate, both Fandom and originals. Just no fantasy based characters. You can choose to play Silent Hill monster as your secondary or third character.
You can currently have up to three characters and as many NPCs as you can handleName:Gender:Orientation:Age:Species:Fandom or original:Appearance
:Fears\guiltStrengths:Weakness:offs and ons
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