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
These are the town rules and structure.Who can leave and who can't?
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.
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 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 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=231102.0Characters
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 handleName
:Fandom or original:Appearance
:Fears\guiltoffs 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 habitEddie 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