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Author Topic: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!  (Read 500 times)

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Offline FaustusTopic starter

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It all started with a simple dream: a desire to be a progressive mind and bring a legal brothel that catered to alternative sexualities to the state of New York. From the start it met pushback, until the United States government stepped in and made the man proposing the building an offer. . .

“We could overlook this and give you a permit for the establishment,” the man behind the desk began as he tapped out a cigarette on his ashtray. “provided we can come to an agreement on a certain matter of national importance. You agree to our terms and you can open. Disagree, and you won't see your Garden open in this state.”

The proposition was simple: in return for being allowed to open a brothel, the business was required to employ a few of the Federal Bureau of Investigations sleeper agents. As they were issued orders, they would seduce their targets, gather their information and hand it to the owner of the business establishment. He, in turn, would turn the documents to the FBI. Mafia families would be broken, drug cartels destroyed, wanted criminals removed from the streets. . .and the business could continue to operate.

He agreed.

The Garden was born.

But it has fallen since. With the rise of five criminal families – known as a collective by their self-proclaimed moniker of “The Council of Boroughs,” – the city of New York has plunged into something much darker. The Garden has fallen from the hands of the FBI following an attempt on the life of their Director and they are scrambling to take it back into their possession. Their workers remain within the building – currently undetected, and the FBI want to add more. The CIA and NYPD have even banded together with the FBI in an attempt to bring down the crime families currently running New York.

And where are you? Do you serve justice and desire to bring these villains to heel? Do you grow as a thorn in The Garden, waiting for one of your criminal visitors to slip-up so you can return information to your justice department? Are you simply a rose in The Garden, unaware of the activities? Perhaps you are an innocent civilian, trying to avoid the crime world all-together and just get on with your life? Or maybe, even, you are a criminal. . . But are you aligned with a crime family? Striking out solo? Or do you want to challenge one of the families and claim part of New York as your own?

The choice is yours in New York City – Remember, If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Good luck.



Extended Information

Hello there, friends, and welcome to The Garden recruitment page. We began as a small group almost one year ago and we are now a Big Group Game full of eager players, excellent plots, character development, sizzling sex and friendships.

To further explain the goal of this game, it is a Modern Setting game playing with the idea of Crime, Drama, Intrigue, Action and Sex Work. You, as a player, will have the open chance to exist and play a multitude of different parts, roles and characters within the setting. Do you wish to be a sex worker? Awesome. Perhaps a criminal boss is more your speed? Or someone working for one of the big criminal bosses? Lovely! Then again, maybe none of that appeals to you, and you would rather pick something outside of it all. Even that can be done in this game, though we can't promise your character might not get drug into the thick of it. ;)

The brothel in this universe, The Garden, is a legal sex establishment that has been given rights to run and operate in New York by the United States government. . .provided, of course, that it allow the FBI to plant a few of their undercover sex worker operatives who will attempt to gather information about their targets to return to the FBI. It has since fallen out of the FBI's hands, though their workers remain stationed there and they are trying to hire in new ones to take it back for the justice departments. The brothel itself caters to CIS-Men, Trans characters and CIS-Females with a bisexual or homosexual leaning. Basically: this brothel does not have CIS-Female Heterosexual workers to cater to CIS-Male Heterosexual clients. It is, however, experimenting with allowing heterosexual couples the chance to engage in MMF or FFM experiences. The goal of this particular sex establishment is to draw a different sort of crowd.

We encourage all character genders and sexualities for this game. While we have a heavy leaning towards the CIS-Male Homosexual category, we would love nothing more than to see more everything in this world. Basically: spin us an idea. We're 99% likely not going to refuse it.



The Plot thus Far (in Short)

In New York, five criminal organizations stepped up and formed what is referred to as the Council of Boroughs. This group of elite criminals have taken New York City and her boroughs as their own and divided them amongst one another. Each criminal group runs an entire borough and has a tendency to be fiercely protective over their individual pieces. Some groups have formed alliances to eradicate other groups that pose problems to them. Others have simply formed basic alliances for trade and sell of goods.

On June 26th, all five of these mafia groups were attacked at their hearts by an unknown assailant.

Driven into a panic, they were left confused and blamed one another: who attacked them? What were their motives?

The FBI, in the meantime, began to plant a few of their workers as sleeper agents at the local Garden brothel, hoping to lure criminals in and gain information from them. This went well enough, until their Director, Virgil Gideon, had an attempt made on his life. Without his guidance, the FBI lost their grip on the Garden and it fell into the hands of the crime family that owns Manhattan. The criminals remain unaware of the Garden being used by the justice department and believes it to be nothing more than a brothel. The justice department - trying to scrape itself together - is now hoping to put more of their workers back to infiltrate deeper into the criminal world to crack down on these families once and for all.

Now is the perfect time to create a character and jump in. We just skipped from July to October in our IC-Timeline, which means everything is fresh and new for everyone. And if you want to see a (almost) complete timeline of each scene and event to date in the game, you may look here in our Guide to The Garden thread!


Your GM Staff

Faustus  -  The GM

Sometimes represented with a Ben Whishaw icon, other times Colin Firth, and always open to aid, Faustus is both your residential GM and creator of The Garden. She is your first point of contact for all questions, character sheets, world building, plot development and critiques. You may see her referred to by a number of names: Faustus, Faust, Doctor, MOTHER MAY I? and occasionally: OI, YOU. She tends to answer to all of these, strangely.

While living the begrudgingly busy life of a University student, Faustus does attempt to take careful amount of time out of her day to ensure responses to PMs and regularly checks the Out of Character threads to monitor the needs of her players. She also provides all of the coding layout for your threads, as well as tends to the Timeline, the Guide to the Garden and other such modly duties.

You may recognize her as the creator of the Big Group Game Broken Bonds. She has also headed other group games on Elliquiy, such as Predator versus Prey and M.O.R.A.N.A. At current, she devotes all of her time to this game and looks forward to having you as a part of our team.



Ouroboros  -  The Co-GM

Ouroboros is an Old, but don't let that scare you. They have more than enough youthful vigor to (mostly) understand the young whippersnappers out there while walking backwards through three feet of snow to post on the one computer with dial-up Internet in the stone age. And Ouro (for those who want to shorten the name) uses they/them pronouns but will probably answer to whatever you throw at them. Also, epithets. Epithets work nicely.

As a Co-GM, Ouro mostly just wants everyone to have fun! That's the point of the game, after all. At the same time, while it's awesome and complex in the Garden, it can look really challenging to get involved with. If you're looking for an angle, a way in, or someone to write with, they are more than happy to work with people to come up with ideas and plotlines. If you want to chat? Pop a squat in the Socializing thread, it’s likely Ouro will be ready to drop some weirdness atcha.

Ouroboros is the one you should PM your Character Sheet to in the beginning, and will also be available to answer your questions that you may have. As Co-GM, they are trusted by Faustus to tend to things in the event that she should be away for an extended period.


« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 04:30:22 PM by Faustus »

Offline FaustusTopic starter

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The following are the rules and regulations set for The Garden. Please read these thoroughly and understand that by applying it is implied that you understand what you have read and commit to it. While we attempt to keep these rules stagnant throughout the course of the game, if something begins to pose a problem we will make a rule about it and enforce it.

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to add rules as necessary.

  • Be excellent to one another. Do not fight. Do not squabble. If an altercation between players occurs, please bring the matter to myself or your residential co-GM, Ouroboros, who will periodically patrol the thread for me when I cannot. Your GM team will be perfectly happy to sort out the discrepancy between the players and arrive to the most fair and just solution allowed. Do not turn us into a broken family.
  • Do not God Mod another player's character! Due to some of the content material of this game, it can be easy to accidentally cross into this territory. Please do not control another player character's actions. YOU control YOUR character. On that same tangent please do not make yourself invulnerable to everything. Nothing more boring than a “perfect” character. If a fight happens between two characters, you will not be slowing time down a-la Neo in the Matrix to dodge each attack. Be realistic with your character's skills, abilities and strengths.
  • NO PLAYER CHARACTER MAY BE KILLED WITHOUT PLAYER'S EXPLICIT PERMISSION TO DO SO. There is no leeway to this rule. Don't do it. NPCs that YOU have created you MAY maim, destroy, kill whatever. They are your property. Do NOT kill another player's NPC unless they have stated you may.
  • Never, EVER do something to a player's character the player does not like. Consult with the player before making a decision that you think might be a bother to them, even if they list it as okay in their Ons and Offs. Communication is paramount between players! Please use it. We will not tolerate a player making another one uncomfortable intentionally. If the player says no, then it is a no.
  • Communication is important. If you are going to be gone longer than a week, please try to notify the GMs. We are very understanding about outside life – Trust us. Sometimes your life gets busy. Sometimes outside forces influence us into not being able to post. Sometimes our muse just bites it and won't let us turn out anything. Everyone understands this and is perfectly happy to wait! But if you disappear for greater than a week without informing us you were vanishing, we will worry about you. :c Do not make us worry. Just tell us what's up!
  • You are not expected to post once a day. While it isn't expected of you, more posts are undoubtedly usually appreciated by your fellow players. The hard and fast rule for this group game is that you attempt to post at least once per week. Sometimes, that just isn't going to happen. That is FINE. In individual one-on-one scenes, you may move as slowly as you and your partner desire. In large group threads, we do ask that you try to adhere to the once-per-week minimum to keep from slowing down other players. Again, this is not a solid requirement for entry into the game, merely a suggestion. We are an extremely casual game in comparison, and we like to remain as low-stress as humanly possible.
  • Please have a good grasp of the English Language and Grammar Structure before applying. We fancy individuals that use complete sentences, full thought, and detail their posts with enough for another character to react to. We are not tying certain post lengths to this game, but we beg you not to use one to three line posts. That would be VERY difficult for another player to react to. Use your best judgment, but give enough for the players to respond to. Multi-Paragraph (often 3 – 5+) is best. Remember, a paragraph is a construction of thought usually ranging between three to five sentences.
  • Do not discriminate against players based on their sexuality, presented label (Lady, Liege or Lord), first language, self-identification or otherwise. We do not play around with this. You discriminate or otherwise act like an ass to someone, you are gone. We do not tolerate this sort of behaviour.
  • Possessive behaviours to players will not be tolerated. As per Elliquiy rules, players are not to get “possessive” or jealous of a player writing with another one. Don't do this. If you begin to exhibit symptoms of this you will receive a warning. Repeat offenses will have much stricter consequences – namely expulsion and probably a Board Moderator being contacted.
  • Fetishizing of character sex, presented sex, gender, etc. will not be tolerated. Just because we have alternative sex, gender, sexualities and otherwise - which covers Transgender, Transexual, Intersex, etc. - presented in this game does not mean we are here for you to get your personal fetish solved. If you come in with the attitude of fetishizing these statuses, you will be asked to leave.

Offline FaustusTopic starter

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  • Location: Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.
  • “I am not omniscient, but I know a lot.” - M.
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    The Garden is now hiring! We have the following positions available. . .

    Stuck while thinking about ideas for characters? Look no further. Below we have listed some suggested jobs, character archetypes and other ideas for you to look at! Some positions only have a certain number of roles currently available. As interest grows and generates with the game, more positions in the same field may become available again. Announcements will be made in this thread when this occurs.

    Please remember: the following is only a list of suggested ideas. This is not exhaustive. If you have an idea not listed but are uncertain if it would be playable, run it by a GM! Chances are high it will be approved!

    The Garden
    • Boss of The Garden: The current Boss for The Garden is the individual who serves as a face for the business and tends to the building and its needs. They are seen as the caretaker of the sex workers inside and settle disputes with clients, conduct interviews and reap the benefits of having a high position. They will work heavily with the Crime Family that currently owns Manhattan (Reid), as they will need to turn a blind eye to the criminal activities this group will allow to run within The Garden.
      • Availability: Open to 1 position.
    • Front Clerk: The front clerk of The Garden is a position that keeps the books, numbers and accounts. They keep a constant track of how the business is running and may often make reports back to the owner. If a new client asks for “the lineup,” it is the clerk's job to summon any available sex workers for the client to choose from. They may also greet a client who has booked in advance and go over their reservation with them.
      • Availability: Open to 1 position.
    • Justice Department Spy Sex Workers: Put in nice-terms, these are the sleeper agents planted by the FBI, CIA and NYPD to gather intelligence on targets that happen to come into the facility. They should be prepared to wheedle the information they need out of their target and deliver their full report to the owner of the club upon completion. They also need to be secretive – they do not need anyone knowing about who they are, after all.
      • Availability: Open to 5 positions, with 2 taken
    • Non-Justice Department Alligned Sex Workers: These are the “average” prostitutes who work within The Garden for a living. Coming from all different walks of life, these workers are there to take clients and make money. A percent of their earnings – 25% – goes “to the house” as a fee for working there. Otherwise, they keep 75% of their wages. S'not a bad deal.
      • Availability: Open, but currently in need of either Trans characters or CIS-Females for LGBTQA or other Trans people with an undefined number of positions available
    • Other Positions: Think of something we don't have listed? Approach with your ideas and apply!

    The Justice Departments
    • Higher FBI/CIA/NYPD/Spy Agents: Well, someone is a bigger fish than the Head for this investigation. They need not necessarily be an older individual and may have gotten there via their personal skills, undercutting others or even by blackmailing their way in. These are spies, after all. There can be multiple fills for this role.
      • Status: Open to undefined number of positions
    • Other FBI/CIA/NYPD/Spy Agents [Lower Positions]: This world is full of crime, illegal activity and more. The Justice Departments are certainly going to need all of the agents and spies they can get! These do not work within The Garden and should NOT be sex workers and/or sleeper agents.
      • Status: Open to undefined number of positions
    • Other Justice Department Positions: Have an idea for someone affiliated with the Department? Come with your ideas, stay for the application~

    Criminals, Civilians and the Rest of the World
    • Basic Civilians: These are your average people who have done no wrong and are just trying to get by in life. Maybe they want to drop into The Garden simply to share some company with a nice brothel worker or two. Maybe they're just trying to make rent. Who knows? The stage if yours! This set should have done no major illegal activity and thus have no reason to be on the Justice Department radar.
      • Ideas: Family of sex workers and illegal-activity runners, victims of the illegal activities, those curious about how to get INVOLVED in illegal activities, police [who might not like the FBI sticking their nose around], students at schools, actors, anything! Your world is open!
      • Status: Open to unlimited number of positions
    • Justice Department Targets: These, as opposed to the above clientèle, are those who have a reason for the FBI to watch them. This sort are your baddies of the world - people that the Justice Departments want to bring down. Maybe they're not even that bad. . . And sometimes they can even be converted into helping as opposed to serving prison sentences. ;)
      • Ideas: Mob, Drug cartel ring, money laundering, serial killer, human trafficking, oil baron, assassin, tax dodgers(?). Your general bad people.
      • Status: Open to unlimited number of positions
    • Challenge Criminals: This interesting sounding title belongs to the group of people who may try to challenge the current Crime Families for their positions. Maybe you want to represent one of the original Italian Crime Families that the Council of Boroughs is trying to eradicate from New York. Maybe you're a new family looking to make a mark. Maybe you just don't like them moving into the territory. Regardless, this is for someone who wants to take on an antagonistic role against our antagonists AND protags. This could be tons of fun~
      • Status: Open to unlimited number of positions

    Need some more ideas? Look no further!

    In the event that you would like some more direct guidance, The Garden has an entire thread dedicated to specific characters and character types we would love to have. Remember, these are requested by the players, for the players. Which means you will have interaction and connections right off the bat!

    You may also want to look at our Accepted Characters thread for ideas, or even the Accepted NPC list!


    All set? Then take a look at the application! (Also known as: Here is your Character Sheet.)
    Upon completion, please PM your Co-GM Ouroboros, who will pass it on to GM Faustus. You may post it in-progress applications, but completed ones need to be PMed for approval. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation PM from Faustus with any further directions.

    Sample Character Sheet plus Code beneathe cut!
    Insert Character Name

    Player Username: (Please provide your username.)
    Player Preferences: (Do you have any problems writing opposite a character who is not being portrayed by an individual who matches their colour label? This is not grounds for denial into the game, but it is something players need to be aware of. If you do experience difficulties, is it during any form of interaction, or only sexual scenes? Please be honest and upfront in this matter to save stress later.)

    Just the facts, please. . .
    Full Character Name: (Given and surname, please. Middle is not required, but if your character has one we would love to know it!)
    Alias and Nicknames: (Does your character have a codename? Stagename? Something they actively are known by that is not their biological name? As well, do they have any nicknames?)
    Age and Birthdate: (All characters should be age eighteen and older – this game revolves around the idea of sex work and while the legal age of consent in some locations may be as low as sixteen, sex work almost always requires a minimum age of eighteen. For birthdate, please provide month and day. Year is not required.)
    Identified Gender: (Does your character identify as male? CIS-Female? Female to Male? Male to Female? Genderfluid? Feel free to state their preferred pronouns as well, if desired.)
    Country of Origin: (Was your character born stateside? Have they immigrated over from some other land? Please provide.)
    Occupation: (What does your character do? If applying for a worker of The Garden, please have a look at our “Suggested Positions” section. While not inclusive, it gives a good idea of available roles. If not working for The Garden, the sky is the limit for occupations! Have fun!)

    Look in the Mirror. . .
    Height: (How tall? Both systems of measurement are accepted.)
    Hair: (What colour? Is it natural or dyed? Length? Style? What about elsewhere that isn't just on their head?)
    Eyes: (Color? Do they wear glasses? Contacts?)
    Body Type: (How, exactly, would you describe the body type of your character? Slim? Average? Chubby? Overweight? Trim? Stacked like a brick shithouse?)
    Piercings or Tattoos? (Does your character have any piercings or tattoos on their body? If so, what are they? Where are they? While not required, something to think about might be why your character got them.)
    Other Physical Characteristics: (Does your character have any other physical characteristics that should be noted? Do they have any noticeable scars? How did they get them? Do they have freckles? Does the faceclaim you have used for your character differ in any other way from what you picture in your head that should be noted? [For instance, does your character have a crooked nose in your head, but your faceclaim has a perfect nose? Note that here!])
    Faceclaim: (Did you use an identifiable actor, model, musician, etc.? Feel free to give their name here! If not, no worries – This is not required.)


             

    Dig a little Deeper. . .
    Personality
    (The most critical aspect of a human being. Maybe. Who knows? What you should consider for this section is who your character is. Think about how you can describe this to someone else. You should strive for at least one good, solid paragraph describing your character's personality.)

    History
    (A novella isn't required here, but again we are looking for a few good paragraphs describing how your character has gotten to where they are now. Where did they come from? How have they progressed? Now is a good chance to explore what has made your character into the person they are. Enjoy yourself and have fun!)

    Kiss and tell. . .
    Sexuality: (What is your character's sexuality? Heterosexual? Homosexual? Asexual? Pan? Grey? Something else? Can't identify? Sexuality is a broad and complex thing to approach, so feel free to explain in detail if you desire.)
    Role Preference: (While not as important to those outside of The Garden [though still something to be noted!], it is nice to know what roles the sex workers are willing to fulfill. Is your character a strict “bottom”? A firm “top”? An intrigued “switch”? Do they not obey the “top/bottom/switch” dynamic rule? Please note this here.)
    Sexual On's: (What really gets your character in the mood? In the event that their “On's” are similar to your own, feel free to note or link this.)
    Sexual Off's: (As the above is what gets your character going, this is what will have them going out the door instead. What do they not like? Is it a firm no, or is it something that they do not like, but you as a player would like them to possibly experience despite their stated dislike? This should be noted. Again, in the event that their “Off's” are similar to your own, you may simply link or note this.)

    Are you willing to allow your character to participate in non-consensual acts? (Please confirm for us if you are willing to either have your character receive a non-consenting act or instigate this. You absolutely may reserve the right to say “No” and this will, at all times, be abided by.)
    Are you willing to allow your character to participate in acts outside of their comfort zone? (This is slightly more applicable to the sex workers, but if your character has something down as a “I dislike this,” are you willing if a client asked them to participate in it to pursue it? This is where you may re-state if your character has a dislike that YOU would be fine with, but THEY might not be enthusiastic.)

    Anything Else? (Is there anything that we have forgotten? Please feel free to add that here.)


    Developing Relationships. . .
    (Chances are, this section will not be applicable to your application in the beginning and should only be used as a placeholder. As you progress through the game, your character will meet others, develop friendships, rivalries, enemies, steady clients and maybe even a steady love life. This section may be used to keep those sorted! We suggest updating periodically. However, if your character comes in with a pre-set relationship [such as a sibling, friendship, etc] you can note this from the start. Detail as much, or as little, as you desire over the course of the game.)




    SPECIAL NOTATION: Sex Workers, you will be asked to fill out an optional secondary questionnaire consisting of around ten questions upon acceptance to the game. It is an “online profile” so your sex worker may be purchased or booked online by customers. You may decline this questionnaire without this affecting either your options for acceptance or your in-game play.

    Easy copy+paste code of the character sheet is beneathe this cut to prevent clutter!
    [/list][/list]
    Code: [Select]
    [center][b][i][size=18pt][font=georgia][glow=blue,2,300]Insert Character Name[/glow][/font][/size][/i][/b][/center]

    [floatright][img padding=5](Please replace with URL to your character image. We request it remains no larger than 300px in width. The resize code has been provided below the CS)[/img][/floatright][b]Player Username:[/b] (Please provide your username.)
    [b]Player Preferences:[/b] (Do you have any problems writing opposite a character who is [i]not[/i] being portrayed by an individual who matches their colour label? This is not grounds for denial into the game, but it is something players need to be aware of. If you do experience difficulties, is it during any form of interaction, or only sexual scenes? Please be honest and upfront in this matter to save stress later.)

    [b][i][size=12pt][font=georgia][glow=teal,2,300]Just the facts, please. . .[/glow][/font][/size][/i][/b]
    [b]Full Character Name:[/b] (Given and surname, please. Middle is not required, but if your character has one we would love to know it!)
    [b]Alias and Nicknames:[/b] (Does your character have a codename? Stagename? Something they actively are known by that is not their biological name? As well, do they have any nicknames?)
    [b]Age and Birthdate:[/b] (All characters should be age eighteen and older – this game revolves around the idea of sex work and while the legal age of consent in some locations may be as low as sixteen, sex work almost [i]always[/i] requires a minimum age of eighteen. For birthdate, please provide month and day. Year is not required.)
    [b]Identified Gender:[/b] (Does your character identify as male? CIS-Female? Female to Male? Male to Female? Genderfluid? Feel free to state their preferred pronouns as well, if desired.)
    [b]Country of Origin:[/b] (Was your character born stateside? Have they immigrated over from some other land? Please provide.)
    [b]Occupation:[/b] (What does your character do? If applying for a worker of The Garden, please have a look at our “Suggested Positions” section. While not inclusive, it gives a good idea of available roles. If not working for The Garden, the sky is the limit for occupations! Have fun!)

    [size=12pt][b][i][font=georgia][glow=teal,2,300]Look in the Mirror. . .[/glow][/font][/i][/b][/size]
    [b]Height:[/b] (How tall? Both systems of measurement are accepted.)
    [b]Hair:[/b] (What colour? Is it natural or dyed? Length? Style? What about elsewhere that isn't just on their head?)
    [b]Eyes:[/b] (Color? Do they wear glasses? Contacts?)
    [b]Body Type:[/b] (How, exactly, would you describe the body type of your character? Slim? Average? Chubby? Overweight? Trim? Stacked like a brick shithouse?)
    [b]Piercings or Tattoos?[/b] (Does your character have any piercings or tattoos on their body? If so, what are they? Where are they? While not required, something to think about might be [i]why[/i] your character got them.)
    [b]Other Physical Characteristics:[/b] (Does your character have any other physical characteristics that should be noted? Do they have any noticeable scars? How did they get them? Do they have freckles? Does the faceclaim you have used for your character differ in any other way from what you picture in your head that should be noted? [For instance, does your character have a crooked nose in your head, but your faceclaim has a perfect nose? Note that here!])
    [b]Faceclaim:[/b] (Did you use an identifiable actor, model, musician, etc.? Feel free to give their name here! If not, no worries – This is not required.)


    [center][img](Please add URL to another image – This is optional and you may omit this section from your finished CS. No larger than 150px. Image resize code provided below CS.)[/img]     [img](Please add URL to another image – This is optional and you may omit this section from your finished CS. No larger than 150px. Image resize code provided below CS.)[/img]     [img](Please add URL to another image – This is optional and you may omit this section from your finished CS. No larger than 150px. Image resize code provided below CS.)[/img][/center]

    [size=12pt][b][i][font=georgia][glow=teal,2,300]Dig a little Deeper. . .[/glow][/font][/i][/b][/size]
    [b]Personality[/b]
    (The most critical aspect of a human being. Maybe. Who knows? What you should consider for this section is [i]who[/i] your character is. Think about how you can describe this to someone else. You should strive for at least one good, solid paragraph describing your character's personality.)

    [b]History[/b]
    (A novella isn't required here, but again we are looking for a few good paragraphs describing how your character has gotten to where they are now. Where did they come from? How have they progressed? Now is a good chance to explore what has made your character into the person they are. Enjoy yourself and have fun!)

    [size=12pt][b][i][font=georgia][glow=teal,2,300]Kiss and tell. . .[/glow][/font][/i][/b][/size]
    [b]Sexuality:[/b] (What is your character's sexuality? Heterosexual? Homosexual? Asexual? Pan? Grey? Something else? Can't identify? Sexuality is a broad and complex thing to approach, so feel free to explain in detail if you desire.)
    [b]Role Preference:[/b] (While not [i]as[/i] important to those outside of The Garden [though still something to be noted!], it is nice to know what roles the sex workers are willing to fulfill. Is your character a strict “bottom”? A firm “top”? An intrigued “switch”? Do they not obey the “top/bottom/switch” dynamic rule? Please note this here.)
    [b]Sexual On's:[/b] (What really gets your character in the mood? In the event that their “On's” are similar to your own, feel free to note or link this.)
    [b]Sexual Off's:[/b] (As the above is what gets your character going, this is what will have them going out the door instead. What do they not like? Is it a firm [b]no[/b], or is it something that [i]they[/i] do not like, but [i]you[/i] as a [i]player[/i] would like them to possibly experience despite their stated dislike? This should be noted. Again, in the event that their “Off's” are similar to your own, you may simply link or note this.)

    [b]Are you willing to allow your character to participate in non-consensual acts?[/b] (Please confirm for us if you are willing to either have your character [i]receive[/i] a non-consenting act or [i]instigate[/i] this. You absolutely may reserve the right to say “No” and this will, at all times, be abided by.)
    [b]Are you willing to allow your character to participate in acts outside of their comfort zone?[/b] (This is slightly more applicable to the sex workers, but if your character has something down as a “I dislike this,” are you willing if a client asked them to participate in it to pursue it? This is where you may re-state if your character has a dislike that YOU would be fine with, but THEY might not be enthusiastic.)

    [b]Anything Else?[/b] (Is there anything that we have forgotten? Please feel free to add that here.)


    [size=12pt][b][i][font=georgia][glow=red,2,300]Developing Relationships. . .[/glow][/font][/i][/b][/size]
    (Chances are, this section will not be applicable to your application in the beginning and should only be used as a placeholder. As you progress through the game, your character will meet others, develop friendships, rivalries, enemies, steady clients and maybe even a steady love life. This section may be used to keep those sorted! We suggest updating periodically. However, if your character comes in with a pre-set relationship [such as a sibling, friendship, etc] you can note this from the start. Detail as much, or as little, as you desire over the course of the game.)



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    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    The Garden is currently ACCEPTING new characters and applications!

    We may be seeking the following:
    • Justice Department (FBI/CIA/NYPD/Etc) Workers and Spies
    • Three Justice Department Sex Workers
    • Criminal Characters
    • Those unaffiliated with either side
    • CIS-Women of all sexualities
    • Males of all sexualities
    • Trans Characters
    • Plus, anything listed by the players as needed or desired.
    • Basically: we're looking for it all! Come play with us~




    Current Cast Ratio
    Count includes NPCs, who are also available for interaction and play!

    Gender Identification|Current Count
    CIS-Male|51
    CIS-Female|6
    Transgender FtM|1
    Genderfluid|2

    Sexual Identification|Current Count
    Homosexual|25
    Heterosexual|2
    Bisexual|11
    Pansexual|13
    Asexual|3
    Uncertain/Other|6




    Current Cast List

    The Garden

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    The Criminals of the Land

    The Clients, the "innocents" and the rest of our world

    You may also find our NPCs who are available for interaction just like any PC here in this thread.








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    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    THE FACE CLAIM !

    Here, you will find every faceclaim currently in-use at The Garden. Before creating a new character - PC or NPC - it
    may be wise to double-check and see if they are already being used. Simply search by last name to see if they are
    being used at current. The character they are representing will also be marked to the side, as well as if the character is a PC or NPC.



    A TO E !
    Ackles, Jensen is currently representing Father Ferris Dolan Callaway who is a NPC
    Aitzhanov, Berik is currently representing Serik Doulova who is a NPC
    Armitage, Richard is currently representing Jarlath Collard who is a PC
    Bardem, Javier is currently representing Jose Carreno Rucina who is a PC
    Butterfield, Asa is currently representing Jude Reese who is a NPC
    Gleeson, Domhnall is currently representing Connor Preston Ross who is a NPC [Under Reconstruction]
    Collinsworth, Bruin is currently representing Alexander Argent who is a PC
    Cooper, Anderson is currently representing Frederick Jerome Keys who is a NPC
    Deschanel, Zooey is currently representing Olivia Berkley who is a NPC
    Driver, Adam is currently representing Owen Germaine Reese who is a PC
    Downling, Aydian is currently representing Niall Korby who is a PC
    Egerton, Taron is currently representing Barnaby Fitzroy Wightman who is a PC
    Elba, Idris is currently representing Demetrius Cyril Dalton who is a PC
    Etienne, Sidney is currently representing Aaron ben Asher who is a PC
    Evans, Chris is currently representing Thadeus Jeffries who is a NPC


    F TO J !
    Dancy, Hugh is currently representing Quillan and Roderich Bailey [Twins] who are PCs
    Fassbender, Michael is currently representing Caelen Kemp who is a PC
    Fiennes, Ralph is currently representing Gambin Torres who is a NPC
    Firth, Colin is currently representing Alastair Lloyd Howell who is a PC
    Fox, Freddie is currently representing Hugo Gaskell who is a PC
    Gerber, Matt is currently representing Craig Warren who is a PC
    Gibson, Thomas is currently representing Eric James Welker who is a PC
    Glazer, Ilana is currently representing Naomi Goldberg who is a NPC
    Goode, Mattew is currently representing Matvey Andrei Alkaev who is a NPC
    Gosling, Ryan is currently representing Semyon and Sergei Kotov [Twins] who are PC (Semyon) and NPC
    Green, Eva is currently representing Ashling Brid Devine who is a PC
    Hall, Jennifer Caron is currently representing Gina Cappelli who is a NPC
    Heckendorf, Zach is currently representing Gavin Hudson who is a NPC
    Holcroft, Edward is currently representing Nikolai Alyosha Lermontov who is a NPC
    Isabelle, Katharine is currently representing Anya Ilyinichna Kotova who is a PC
    Jaffrey, Raza is currently representing Rafij Jai Dutta who is a PC
    Jin-Ho, Choi is currently representing Mark Lee who is a PC
    Jogia, Avan is currently representing Will Jaivata Manjari who is a PC
    Jones, Finn is currently representing Edmund Matthieu Clarke who is a NPC


    K TO O !
    King, Keshia is currently representing Eloise Maria Martell who is a PC
    Livingston, AzMarie is currently representing Sal Waterhouse who is a PC
    McDonel, Thomas is currently representing Hector Johanson who is a PC
    Mikkelsen, Mads is currently representing Jaecar Akos Halasz who is a PC
    Minsky, Alex is currently representing Ryan James Holder who is a PC
    Moore, Toby/b] is currently representing Devin Weston Kilkenny-Meier who is a PC
    Nikolaeff, Nikolai is currently representing Mikhail Ivanovich Volkov who is a PC
    O'Brien, Dylan is currently representing Stewart Maltby who is a PC
    Oldman, Gary is currently representing Virgil Ezra Gideon who is a PC


    P TO T !
    Pace, Lee is currently representing Oliver Felix von Dorn who is a PC
    Pettyfer, Alex is currently representing Dillon Madson who is a PC
    Prat, David is currently representing Rafe Reed who is a PC
    Sangster, Thomas Brodie is currently representing Nikita Ivanovich Volkov who is a PC
    Scott, Andrew is currently representing Aiden and Callum O'Murtagh [Twins] who are NPCs
    Sewell, Rufus is currently representing Reid Boss who is a NPC
    Sheehan, Robert is currently representing Sirius Twells who is a NPC
    Simm, John is currently representing Dan Przemek Kowalski who is a PC
    Singh, Ranveer is currently representing Bakht Khan Nitesh who is a PC
    Somerhalder, Ian is currently representing Jan Mechauly who is a PC
    Strong, Mark is currently representing Vince Rastelli Goldberg who is a PC
    Ramirez, Edgar is currently representing Torque who is a NPC
    Tucci, Stanley is currently representing Albert “Al” Rastelli who is a NPC


    U TO Z !
    Waltz, Christoph is currently representing Uriens Puck St. Claire who is a PC
    Westergren, David is currently representing Madock "Glitter" Aaron Fletcher who is a PC
    Whishaw, Ben is currently representing Adlai Keaton Tracey who is a PC
    Won, Joo is currently representing Leslie Lee who is a PC



    FACECLAIMS ON RESERVE

    For your ease, you may request for a faceclaim to be put onto reserve for you. Reserves will last for approximately one week following request date.
    If you need an extension, just ask a GM and we'll be happy to extend it for you!
    We understand that life happens and can put us behind in creation.

    None currently on reserve!
    « Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 10:51:24 AM by Faustus »

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    Features at The Garden

    Outside of just having a really awesome cast, terribly interesting plots and in-depth work, The Garden is also host to unique features and threads to consistently engage our players.

    Outside Communications. In this thread, characters interact and engage through a variety of mediums: text messages, emails, phone calls, instant messages. . . You name it, they are probably doing it. There are discussions for Facebook and even Instagram interactions as well! You can even book a sex worker with an email instead of just showing up for one.

    Want Ads. Have a scene you want to do? Have a character you are looking for? We have advertisements to get these noticed so that you stand a greater chance at getting a partner!

    Scene Roulettes. With this thread, players submit their characters to be placed into a random "Scene Roulette." All the characters are then randomly matched with one another to create a variety of interactions that may not normally take place! This way, you are guaranteed an instant scene during roulette runs!

    In-Character Games and Entertainment. You know how we all like playing forum games? Well, at The Garden we actually have a weekly thread where our CHARACTERS play these games with one another. It's a fun way to pass the time, discover more about your character and be inspired for new scene ideas.

    Alternate Universe Thread. Every few months, we introduce a new Alternate Universe the characters may play in. This is a fun break from the norm, but still allows you to write with your own character. It isn't mandatory, but it can be fun to write these AU scenes as a stress relief, or something to do when you're all caught up!

    Personal Mentor. And all new players who join will be assigned a personal Mentor - just like what you got when you first joined E - to help ease you into the game! How awesome is that?
    « Last Edit: June 05, 2016, 02:57:27 PM by Faustus »

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    And we are now live! Please feel free to give us a look at our main board, or ask any questions you may have here. :D I'm sure one of us will get on your question ASAP.

    <3 We're a terribly friendly group, and we're eager to help new players assimilate in well, so don't worry! We'll take care of you at The Garden.

    Offline Captain My Captain

    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #7 on: June 11, 2016, 04:19:27 AM »
    As one of the Garden mentors, I look forward to seeing any new faces that come by. If you have questions, please free to ask!

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 02:56:31 PM »
    We're actually in a little bit of a slow season right now due to summer vacation, so if you are looking for a nice, relaxed-pace game with crime and drama in it (tons of drama - always drama~) then we should be a good fit for you. ;)

    We also just launched a Masquerade Ball Party thread, which is a super good and easy spot for any new characters to get their first posts and interactions! Almost every character will be there!

    Offline Caela

    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 11:25:30 PM »
    Is the list of character needs still up to date? Have a possibility buzzing in the back of my brain but if someone's sent you things in PM I don't want to step on toes, but am definitely interested!

    Offline Ouroboros

    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 11:56:04 PM »
    Hello, and thank you for stopping by! The list of needs is definitely up to date, and we'd love to hear from you if you have an idea. :D

    Offline Caela

    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 04:58:03 AM »
    Awesome! I'll work something up and send it in in a day or two. Work and then school will keep me busy today amd tomorrow but writing is my way to unwind so figuring her out in my head will be fun.

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 06:47:03 AM »
    Take your time, Caela! We look forward to seeing her~!

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 02:49:14 PM »
    Current reserves have been updated!

    Offline FaustusTopic starter

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    Re: The Garden [Modern | Crime | NC | LGBTQA+] Big Group Recruiting!
    « Reply #14 on: July 05, 2016, 10:52:33 AM »
    Reserves have again been updated! :D We are still very much so looking for all characters, all types, all genders to fill out the world. If you're curious to get involved, we would love to hear from you!