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Author Topic: Recruiting- Cold Creek, Silent Hill Inspired (horror, all are welcome)  (Read 843 times)

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Welcome to Cold Creek. Its a quiet place to be. At least that's what the faded and worn sign that was barely visible through the thick grey fog stated, the hooded lights hanging on the sign flickering and giving off a sickly yellow glow that barely illuminated the cracking surface of the old sign mounted near the road leading into town. It supposed to be a popular tourist destination based around Toluca Lake. But something doesn't feel right. The weather was supposed to be clear so why was there a thick swirling fog covering everything?

Your instincts tell you to get back int he car, turn around and go the other way.

But you were supposed to met the others at Lakeview Hotel.........ignore the feeling of wrongness you get back in your car and leave the observation deck and head into town.




Game Info

A simple introduction: Cold Creek 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 and two apartment buildings. On the surface it appears to be a normal small historical town sitting on the edge of a lake ,surrounded by thick temperate forest

While Cold Creek is a popular tourist attraction and its a historical town appearances are deceiving. Cold Creek  is ruled by a powerful supernatural force that changes the town randomly into a nightmarish place populated by monsters that are physical representations of fears and guilt.

You do not need to anything about the Silent Hill series at all to play.

-This is a semi sand box meaning you can add onto the town, make new locations, make new monsters, new NPCs and the like. This is a game designed for players to add onto it

-Explore as much or as little as you like. There is an entire town and the surrounding land that can be explored.

-While a semi sandbox in nature, this game will focus on story arcs throughout the city. These are optional and the players are free to make thier own

-Unlike my other group, there is no magic in this one. There is the paranormal and the supernatural how ever.

-This game is open to every one

-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. PTV is illegal of course but its very popular among tourists and is easily made in small mobile labs that are set up abandon buildings.


History

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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, non-local authorities and almost all tourists can go and come as they please as town does not want to bring trouble and it wants a steady influx of people. Those whom the town doesn't want to leave will find it impossible, the forest surrounding becomes vast and confusing, cars break down once they leave the town, it becomes foggy outside of town etc

For characters who wander into the town after being lost in the woods or they are down on their luck (divorce, run way, ect) they will find motels and hotels are free of charge to stay until they are officially stuck. Some older residents will put your character in a home for free. Though either way when the character leaves the building and latter returns they will discover thier belongs have been rifled through and minor personally items have turned up missing such as photographs or creepily enough, panties. But never anything of monetary value like electronics and jewelry.

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 supernatural 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 road


Game 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 does



Cold Creek IC  In Town  https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=227476.msg11165301#msg11165301

Cold Creek IC Just outside of Town   https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=231081.0

Cold Creek IC Forest and LaKe https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=227475.msg11165300#msg11165300

Cold Creek OOC https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=231102.0


Characters

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 or make your own monsters. Keep in mind the monsters of Cold Creek are physical representations of fears, guilts and secrets. 

You can currently have up to three characters and as many NPCs as you can handle


Name:
Gender:
Orientation:
Age:
Species:
Fandom or original:
Appearance:
Personality:
Fears\guilt
offs and ons:




NPCs (these are all NPCs that are currently GM controlled, players can adopt any if they wish, just let me know)



Sheriff James Paterson: Middle aged, short dark hair, slightly overweight, drinks far too much coffee, knows about some of Cold Creek's past and is often the one dealing with missing persons cases or having his men fish some car that was driven into Toluca Lake.  He knows a lot about the PTV drug being sold and manfactured in town but chooses to do little about it since he's paid under the table to look the other way


Jeremy Stalf: Owner of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. Short, middle aged man with long greasy red hair, thick mustache, balding, is a generally unpleasant man that smells as if he's been bathing in cheap aftershave. He's a known fence for the less savory people of Cold Creek and will take almost anything no questions asked. Everything in the shop is over priced and a lot of it is stolen from tourists by locals so they can support their PTV habit


Eddie Dombrowski He is an extremely insecure, mentally disturbed and bullied young man who is self-conscious about his weight and physical appearance and has a troubled past. He's rather over weight, short blond hair, small blue eyes and round face makes him look younger then his twenty something years. Due to being overweight, Eddie was bullied and verbally abused all his life and dislikes the body he was born in and despises woman and being bullied.

Eddie worked part time at the bowling alley before it was shut down and now works at the gas station. He wears khaki shorts and a blue-and-white striped polo shirt, together with a cap turned backwards.


Elle Holloway A prostitute that calls Jacks Inn her home. She came to Cold Creek in hopes of starting a new life and escape her abusive ex only to find that no matter how far she ran, her past followed her.

Bobby Ricks Also known as DJ Ricks, owns the local radio station, shock jockey, knows a lot about Cold Creek but due to the powers that be he can't just flat out tell it as is or warn new comers over the air waves so he weaves stories and has people call in and tell their tales but sooner or latter the dark forces will catch on


Jillian Conway  She is very sexually promiscuous and loves flirting around with other woman, enjoys pushing the buttons of others and likes to live in a carefree manner. The idea of being 'weighed ' down by a significant other and being forced to settle down terrifies her

Joseph Schreiber Avid collector of porn, has no social skills to speak up, stalks females and becomes obsessed with them, is hated by many of the other residents of Jacks Inn

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Sign me up! I am very much interested in playing a girl (human) that has lived in the town all of her life, with her family history stretching back for many, many years.  Possibly one of the towns first settlers.

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I'll put interest here. I have a character that I think would fit well, if I can nail a name down for them.

I've only completed Silent Hill and played a fair chunk of Silent Hill 2, though I have watched Jacob's Ladder, which was a strong inspiration for the first game, in visuals and some other things I noticed.

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Its a pretty open game set up so players can add things on. I can see this small family owned dinner that is set up like a '70s dinner compete with soda founten and jukebox. Its been in town for nearly fifty years that acts like a place for most new characters to arrive at so they can get some information about the town and like.  The owners have known about the town turning into a hellish nightmare version of itself for a long time now but can't warn others. not that they'd want to.

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So basically the town might appear as if it hasn't changed much from the 1950's. A sleepy little town that appears harmless. Like a Venus flytrap  lol.

I like it!

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I'd imagine its a very quiet place, almost like time has passed it by and no one really cares. It gets busy during the tourist season with all the people coming for the spring and summer festivals, the camping, and recreation on the lake..............that has a very long history of suicides and drownings. Like the DUCK boat that sunk a few years back. No survivors unfortunately. Their only means of escape, the windows had all been locked the night before so no one could escape. As of late there have been an unusual number of drownings. All of them men. And for the PTV. The local sheriff knows about it though most at the station are paid under the table to look the other way since the PTV brings in much needed money. 

Then there's the old dinner.......that a wife chopped up her husband in the back of when she caught him cheating and put the reams in the freezer.......

And the amusement park is reopening. The one were three kids vanished and there have been countless accidents and even a few deaths becouse the old owner cut corners.

And the old bowling alley that shut down a while back..........you really dont want to know what happned there.

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Now I really want to know what happened at the bowling alley.

Lol

That all sounds awesome!

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Disgruntle employee on PTV. He cornered the staff and a few customers in the back, tied them to chairs then arranged them in a circle facing each other. Then he took the fire ax and chopped them up one by one in front of each other. To make matters worse, he went bowling with the body parts. The sheriff found the establishment owners head in the ball return

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heeheeeheehee

did he bowl the perfect game, that's what people really want to know.  ;)

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He did. Rather hard to miss those pins when you are using arms and heads as bowling balls

There are body parts still stuck int he ball returns and the like

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thats awesome.... lol


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Just to add to the creep factor I've changed some things like any one who stays in one of the older hotels will find that their belongs have been riffled through and minor things have been stolen, like photos or.....panties..........can you see some creepy looking hotel manger with a room full of stolen panties? To make matters worse one of the hotels has false walls built in and a series of narrow passages between the wall so certain perverts and peek into rooms and watch the customers.









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I'm interested, but one question: would a native of the town who deliberately goes out looking for trouble and/or danger be feasible? I'm thinking of someone who has lived there his entire life and wants to escape for some reason. Maybe simply because he's never seen the outside world.

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I'm interested, but one question: would a native of the town who deliberately goes out looking for trouble and/or danger be feasible? I'm thinking of someone who has lived there his entire life and wants to escape for some reason. Maybe simply because he's never seen the outside world.

Yes  XD

Just becouse they are a native doesn't mean they want to stay in a town that turns into your worst nightmare at random times.

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Just to add to the creep factor I've changed some things like any one who stays in one of the older hotels will find that their belongs have been riffled through and minor things have been stolen, like photos or.....panties..........can you see some creepy looking hotel manger with a room full of stolen panties? To make matters worse one of the hotels has false walls built in and a series of narrow passages between the wall so certain perverts and peek into rooms and watch the customers.

and homemade movies...  *shiver*


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and homemade movies...  *shiver*

Yep and when that's not enough, make an attempt to snatch the poor person.


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I've been out of the RP scene for a long time but I'm thinking about getting back into it and this scenario intrigues me.  I've got what I think is a pretty good idea for a character I'll have fun playing in this setting.

She'll be part of a ghost hunting group investigating the town's paranormal history.  I wonder if anyone else would like to join me in playing a character from her group?  If not, it's fine, I can have the group (except for her) disappear at the start so she's alone and motivated to stick around to find out what happened to her friends.

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I've been out of the RP scene for a long time but I'm thinking about getting back into it and this scenario intrigues me.  I've got what I think is a pretty good idea for a character I'll have fun playing in this setting.

She'll be part of a ghost hunting group investigating the town's paranormal history.  I wonder if anyone else would like to join me in playing a character from her group?  If not, it's fine, I can have the group (except for her) disappear at the start so she's alone and motivated to stick around to find out what happened to her friends.

The character I'm working up would be an easy person to get on your side, if noone else is interested.

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Here's what I've got so far:

Name: April
Gender: Female
Orientation: Straight (reluctant submissive)
Age: 18
Species: Human
Fandom or original: Original
Appearance:
A short, cute nerdy girl with a shy but confident stance.  An abundance of babyfat gives her a somewhat cherubic appearance, while her unusually large breasts do their best to assert her adulthood.  Her long brown hair is fixed up in a simple ponytail.  Her eyes are a deep blue in color, and shine vividly when the light hits them just right.  She wears summer clothes; a tanktop and jean-shorts.  Purple-striped stockings denote a quirky flair to her personality, but otherwise her outfit is pretty much what you'd expect from a young tourist.
Personality:
Logical and adventurous.  She's the one all her friends go to when they have trouble with their computers.  She loves knowledge and is always interested in learning, specifically about things that defy scientific explanation.  She is also quite conflicted and is a person of contrasts.  Secretly she has some very twisted and kinky ravishment fantasies but goes to great effort to hide these fantasies and will deny them at every turn.  Though she is very logical, she does have some quirks that show through in her fashion sense and aesthetic tendencies.  She avoids sexual situations, pretending to not be interested so as to avoid having to deal with her secret fantasies.
Fears\guilt:
Her greatest fear is losing her freedom and ability to investigate the mysteries of the universe.  If she ever finds herself locked up or imprisoned, she will do her best to escape, even suffering physical or psychological torment to do so.  She is also deeply afraid of her secret fantasies coming to light, knowing what kind of attention it might bring.  The only thing she feels guilty about is having sexual desires that conflict with her life goals.
Strengths:
Logical, almost to a fault.  She is very intelligent and has a knack for figuring things out.  This makes her quite versatile and allows her to think her way through most challenges.  She is also quite agile and her small size gives her an advantage when operating in small spaces.  Her natural coordination does give her impressive accuracy with ranged weapons.


Weakness:
Her logic isn't always a strength.  If she encounters something that defies her scientific knowledge, she will be more intrigued than afraid, and has a tendency to run toward things that she may be better off running away from.  Aside from this, she is small and not physically strong, and can be overpowered by stronger or larger foes, if they can catch her.  In addition, she is sexually represssed, which makes her vulnerable to certain types of manipulation.
offs and ons:
Turn ons: Intelligence, Logic, Her Male Alter-Ego (oh how meta of me), Bondage (secretly), Underwear Fetishism (secretly), Rape Fantasy (secretly)
Turn offs: Scat, Vore

Scenario Background:
April was part of a group of ghost hunters who came to Cold Creek to investigate the town's paranormal history.  April is the tech manager of the group, responsible for maintaining all of the electronic equipment, including computers, communications equipment, recording equipment, EMF detectors, generators, batteries, and so on.  The group entered the town limits late at night and took a wrong turn, ending up lost in the wilderness around the town.  Unsure of their location, they decided to pull over and sleep the night in the van, hoping to find their way in the morning with better light.  When April woke up, she found her entire team was missing, leaving her alone in the van.  She searched around the van, but could find no evidence of what happened.  There weren't even footsteps.  Knowing that her team was not the type to pull this kind of prank, she quickly became worried.  She left a note and one of the team's spare cell phones behind in case the others showed up and took the van into town, hoping to find help, or at least resources she could use to further her investigation.  It proved much easier to find the town in daylight...

This is all tentative obviously, I can change bits of this as needed.  The character is my current main, designed to be adaptable to a variety of scenarios.  I do have other characters but I only intend to play this one for now.
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I've been out of the RP scene for a long time but I'm thinking about getting back into it and this scenario intrigues me.  I've got what I think is a pretty good idea for a character I'll have fun playing in this setting.

She'll be part of a ghost hunting group investigating the town's paranormal history.  I wonder if anyone else would like to join me in playing a character from her group?  If not, it's fine, I can have the group (except for her) disappear at the start so she's alone and motivated to stick around to find out what happened to her friends.

I would love to have my character be part of the ghost hunting group.  those are my favortie programs to watch

though I tend to use actual pictures rather than drawings, is that okay?
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I would love to have my character be part of the ghost hunting group.  those are my favortie programs to watch

though I tend to use actual pictures rather than drawings, is that okay?

Cool.  It's fine with me, I just use CG because it's the easiest method for me to create unique characters with, and I love playing with character generators anyway.

I had a few ideas for how to integrate other characters into the ghost hunting group scenario.  We could have only certain members of the group disappear, or we could have April wake up alone but then find the other members of her group as she investigates.  I haven't decided what anomaly caused the disappearance, so we could just let that get revealed via emergent story.

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Cool.  It's fine with me, I just use CG because it's the easiest method for me to create unique characters with, and I love playing with character generators anyway.

I had a few ideas for how to integrate other characters into the ghost hunting group scenario.  We could have only certain members of the group disappear, or we could have April wake up alone but then find the other members of her group as she investigates.  I haven't decided what anomaly caused the disappearance, so we could just let that get revealed via emergent story.

I haven't worked out the ins and outs of my character yet, but I do like the idea of her being part of the ghost crew rather than someone who has always livedin the town.  I was thinking that she might have some kind of "secret" that might haunt her, and therefor draw attention to her fears once arriving to said  crazy ass town

it would be her reason for wanting to chase ghosts... like she wanted to say sorry to someone, or say goodbye and shed the guilt that she's been carrying with her. 

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The Cold Creek Historical Society was originally just outside town down Nathan Ave but someone purposely set he building on fire. What records survive are at the new CCHS in Town Square but its not easy to get at a lot of the records so any one who wants at them will either have to lie through their tooth, be pervasive or...........breaking and entering any one?

That and Toluca Lake has a unusually rate of suicides and disapirances

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That's a good idea for a starting goal, at least for my character.  April wouldn't have any problem breaking into an office and stealing things if her friends' lives depended on it.  She's very loyal to her friends and family and wouldn't hesitate to take risks on their behalf if necessary.  However, she won't jump to that conclusion right away.  She'll probably spend her first day or so asking around, trying to work through normal channels until she gets frustrated and turns to more drastic measures.

However, alot of what she does in the beginning depends on how many of the other members of her team are around.  She's not a leader, and she wasn't in charge of the group, she's just the tech girl.  So, she would defer to another character unless she had to take the lead, or was sufficiently unhappy with the leader's decisions.

Saying this, I wonder if we could get someone interested in playing the leader of our group?

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If it comes down to it the character can be NPCed