We could definitely do with an Aladdin on the heroes' side - it would be handy to have someone who actually knows something about djinni. :)
Ooh, yes, someone Rumplestiltskin would absolutely HATE: A human who once was a Djinn's master, the indignity of it all!
Also, let me give everyone some good news, as far as most characters (at least in the Disney versions) having animal or other creatures as sidekicks: If you would like for those characters to have these pets/pals as a familiar, that is perfectly fine. Maybe they only manifest spiritually, or maybe they have to be conjured up for a predetermined amount of time by the character at the cost of some of their magical strength. That's totally cool, as long as it's reasonable. More than two might be pushing it, but otherwise I don't see why we can't include them. But you'd have to control them as NPCs since if no one else volunteers to play them, there's no other realistic way to have that happen.
So for instance, Jafar could have Iago as a familiar, Aladdin could have Abu, Ursula could have her eel minions and so forth. Even those that didn't have one in the stories, if it makes sense to the lore, then that should be A-OK.Okay, so anyone itching to start, here is what you need to know, and then you're free to have at it in the IC thread:
Rumplestiltskin's invasion of Snow White's castle is under way, and he's sent out a beacon of sorts to signal all of his allies that the time to follow him to the new realm is at hand, and that they should either be en route or just receiving the signal and preparing to move out.
Anyone who is an ally of Snow White will be receiving a similar distress signal and again, be either en route or just receiving it and preparing for battle. BUT they will be a few hours behind the villains, so the villains will control the castle by the time the heroes show up.
So if anyone wants to get this party started, go for it! We're not going to be that stringent on traveling distances, especially with magic involved, so don't worry about that kind of thing. The villains got the message first so that's just why they're a few hours ahead.
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