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Offline GnothiSeautonTopic starter

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There is an island...  An island far at the edge of the map...  Some say it is a cursed place, filled with cursed peoples...  Some say it is a paradise, the only place where a person can truly be free and their own person...  Some say it is a parasite, a disease that must be wiped clean from the map...  It is an island of castaways, the dregs of society.  Pirates...  Exiles...  Mercenaries...  Slaves...  Outcasts from the world...  The undesirables...  The Damned...

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Special thanks to Consortim11 for redesigning the map

Launched in September of 2014, Isle of the Damned is a free-form, sandbox group set in a fictional fantasy world.  While there has already been some in-character posts, both in the present time in the story as well as history, it's really easy and simple to jump right on in!

There is a Quick Start Guide to help get you up to date on what all has been happening on the island, as well as a run down of the events and recent history around the world.

Don't worry about having to read every single in character post.  Since this is a low fantasy story, set on an isolated island, it'd be relatively easy to just get off a ship in the harbor and come right in to the action of the village.  The link mentioned above is a great help for getting people caught up on what all has been happening. 

Time is a bit open, with the present time frame set in the span of a few days.  Why is this?  To allow everyone a chance to post, while not being stuck waiting on a scene, as well as to keep things moving between characters.  No one is forced to stick to one day, only to move on to the next by GM Prompt.  There's a few days to completely interact before the story is moved on to the next group of days.

For now, the story will primarily be set on Effugios, the island which this story is set, as well as the open waters.  If there is a large demand, and a large group base, the story could very well be expanded to include other areas, such as the other kingdoms.  This is a world scale type story, and for now it is going to be focused on the island of Effugios until there is a significant need for it to be expanded beyond the surrounding waters.  That being said, the island is going to be quite large and expansive.  There are hundreds of acres of jungle, caves and coves, a few cays and small islands, a mountain (that may or may not be a volcano), old forts and abandoned castles, etc.

This is an extreme-set story!  By no means does this mean you should turn away.  It's put into extreme to allow the maximum creativity with writers, instead of having them limited in, say, light or non-con.  With that said, everything that happens should be set up consensually between writers.  Forced and non-con scenes are completely allowed, but we won't tolerate them forced onto other writers.  We don't have the IC threads split into story, and naughty threads.  This is to keep everything flowing, and everything organized, instead of having to jump to thread to thread just to keep up with the story.

Magical characters are allowed!  However, please keep in mind that magic is a dying force in the world.  What does this mean?  If you have a magical character, their abilities should be weakened.  You must demonstrate some sort of flaw with your character's ability to get approval.  We're not allowing super-strength humans that are indestructible.  Feel free to check out the characters in the Game Info thread for further information.

When it comes to weapons, we are allowing some firearms.  HOWEVER...  The way the world is set up, powder (called Dragon Powder in character) is highly and extremely volatile.  It's considered by many to be far too dangerous and cursed for some.  A few ships refuse to have it aboard, preferring to keep to their catapults and scorpions and other improvised explosives (i.e. Molotov cocktails) as their primary weaponry in naval combat.

We are most definitely LGBTQ friendly. 

You're more than welcome to create your character's own, unique religion and culture!  The Shattered Islands is a large, and expansive area of the map that is essentially open to world building. 

The Wiki is still a work in progress, but the Game Information section holds a great deal of information to help get you started, listing the various religions that are popular, the animal and creature life of the world, the various countries and lands beyond the sea, as well as the approved characters and past characters.

There will be GM Pushed events in the story!  You don't have to be a part of the events, but you're more than welcome to participate.  We've got a lot in mind and a lot planned as a way to not only tell the story, but to get people involved as well.  These events may be limited to a specific area, may be island-wide, or even world-wide.  They'll vary and will be different.

If you're interested, please send a character sheet to GnothiSeauton for approval.  Non-magical characters are easier to process, and take a shorter time to review, whereas magical characters need a bit more discussion between the GMs to review and discuss.  It's rare that we say no to anyone.  We may ask that you rework something, notably abilities of a magical creature, but we are more than willing to try and work with you to get your character going and approved!





~ ~ ~  Character Creation  ~ ~ ~


If you're interested in joining, please fill out the character sheet, and PM it to me for review.

And don't forget to check the Character Creation Station for a listing of the taken face claims.



Writer Name:  Your Elliquiy Username/Screen Name

Character Name:  The name of your character

Alias / Nickname:  Your character's nickname or alias.  What are they known by, other than their birth name?

Face Claim:  The name of the model you would like to use for your character.  Drawn images will be accepted, with the exception of anime or overly cartoonish images.  If you do not know the name of the model, or if it is a drawn image, N/A will suffice.

Blood Status:  Are they magic born, or are they without magic?  If they are magical, please put their ability here.  Just remember that we're not allowing powerful magic/abilities at this time.  Magic in the world is dying out, with abilities weakening and weakening.

Sellsword/Mercenary Company Name, Vessel Name, OR Country of Exile:  Optional.  Please name the vessel your character serves on, captains, etc.  If you are a mercenary or sellsword, please name the company name your character works for or commands if they are a part of a group/company.

Country/Kingdom of Birth:  What kingdom or country is your character from?

Age:  The age of your character. 

Physical Description:  A brief paragraph detailing your character's physical appearance.  Hair color.  Height.  Demeanor.  Clothing style.  Etc...  Tattoos, birth marks, scars, piercings, and other unique identifying features/marks also should be mentioned here.

Personality:  A summary about your character's personality.  Likes.  Dislikes.  Interests.  How they act.  What their goals are.  Fears.  Pet peeves.  Etc.  What makes them unique.

Profession:  Are they a sellsword/mercenary?  A pirate?  Are they exile?  What do they do on the island?

History:  Please provide a few paragraphs about your character's history.  If you are trying to create a captain or sellsword/mercenary commander, there must be a good reason or story for their rise to command.

Religion:  What religion is your character?  Feel free to create your own if you don't want to use one of the pre-established religions.  If you're character is nonreligious, feel free to put down nonreligious.


Weapons:  What sort of weapons does your character carry on them?

Sexuality:  Your character's sexuality.

On's and Off's:  If the on's and off's of your character are different than your preferences, please mention it here.  Otherwise, a link to your on's and off's will do just fine.

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[center][font=georgia][size=14pt][b]~ ~ ~  Character Name  ~ ~ ~[/b][/size][/font][/center]

[floatright][img height=300 padding=10]Your Character's Picture Here[/img][/floatright][b]Writer Name:[/b]  Your Elliquiy Username/Screen Name

[b]Character Name:[/b]  The name of your character

[b]Alias / Nickname:[/b]  Your character's nickname or alias.  What are they known by, other than their birth name?

[b]Face Claim:[/b]  The name of the model you would like to use for your character.  Drawn images will be accepted, with the exception of anime or overly cartoonish images.  If you do not know the name of the model, or if it is a drawn image, N/A will suffice.

[b]Blood Status:[/b]  Are they magic born, or are they without magic?  If they are magical, please put their ability here.  Just remember that we're not allowing powerful magic/abilities at this time.  Magic in the world is dying out, with abilities weakening and weakening.

[b]Sellsword/Mercenary Company Name, Vessel Name, OR Country of Exile:[/b]  Optional.  Please name the vessel your character serves on, captains, etc.  If you are a mercenary or sellsword, please name the company name your character works for or commands [i]if they are a part of a group/company[/i].

[b]Country/Kingdom of Birth:[/b]  What kingdom or country is your character from?

[b]Age:[/b]  The age of your character. 

[b]Physical Description:[/b]  A brief paragraph detailing your character's physical appearance.  Hair color.  Height.  Demeanor.  Clothing style.  Etc...  Tattoos, birth marks, scars, piercings, and other unique identifying features/marks also should be mentioned here.

[b]Personality:[/b]  A summary about your character's personality.  Likes.  Dislikes.  Interests.  How they act.  What their goals are.  Fears.  Pet peeves.  Etc.  What makes them unique.

[b]Profession:[/b]  Are they a sellsword/mercenary?  A pirate?  Are they exile?  What do they do on the island?

[b]History:[/b]  Please provide a few paragraphs about your character's history.  If you are trying to create a captain or sellsword/mercenary commander, there must be a good reason or story for their rise to command.

[b]Religion:[/b]  What religion is your character?  Feel free to create your own if you don't want to use one of the pre-established religions.  If you're character is nonreligious, feel free to put down nonreligious.

[b]Weapons:[/b]  What sort of weapons does your character carry on them?

[b]Sexuality:[/b]  Your character's sexuality.

[b]On's and Off's:[/b]  If the on's and off's of your character are different than your preferences, please mention it here.  Otherwise, a link to your on's and off's will do just fine.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 10:53:54 PM by GnothiSeauton »

Offline GnothiSeautonTopic starter

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 04:14:17 PM »
Reserved

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 08:14:55 PM »
*rolls about happily all over the new recruitment thread, burying my face in the upholstery, reveling in that new thread scent*

I have to work tomorrow too, and this past weekend just got eaten alive for the most part, but so "in" on the upcoming days off...

Offline Aida Rose

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 08:22:27 PM »
Tentatively interested. (Well, super interested, but kinda confused and wondering if I have the time.)

Offline Remiel

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 08:26:59 PM »
Welcome!  Don't feel intimidated!  We're in the process of doing a "reboot" so it's the perfect time for new characters to make an appearance...

Offline Undine

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 08:41:22 PM »
Like Remiel said Aida Rose, come on in!  For what it's worth, I'm brand new too, haven't even fully fleshed out my character - but everyone's been so friendly and helpful already.  That, and I think there's cookies involved:


(Macarons no less, so you know - SUPER classy!  ;) )

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 08:49:24 PM »
Also interested - currently working on a character right now.

Possibly magic. I know that magic is a little different for this game. What would be the equivalent of Voodoo?

Offline Remiel

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2016, 08:58:22 PM »
* Remiel eats Undine's macaroons when she's not looking

<_<

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2016, 09:05:12 PM »
* Remiel eats Undine's macaroons when she's not looking

<_<
And little does Remiel know, 'tis all a part of a grand and dastardly scheme...



Come, follow the trail of deliciousness...  >:)

Offline Remiel

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2016, 09:16:52 PM »
Come, follow the trail of deliciousness...  >:)

But...but...I don't wanna!

* Remiel realizes he's been eating the trail

Argh! Traitorous stomach! Fie on thee! Fie, I say!

Offline GnothiSeautonTopic starter

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2016, 10:30:29 PM »
Now that I've made a dent in my owed PMs...


*rolls about happily all over the new recruitment thread, burying my face in the upholstery, reveling in that new thread scent*

I have to work tomorrow too, and this past weekend just got eaten alive for the most part, but so "in" on the upcoming days off...

:P  So happy to have you.

Tentatively interested. (Well, super interested, but kinda confused and wondering if I have the time.)

Would love to have you, Aida! 

We don't have a posting rate, and most of the people who are already there in the game are pretty relaxed and laid back about posting themselves.  Me included.

Welcome!  Don't feel intimidated!  We're in the process of doing a "reboot" so it's the perfect time for new characters to make an appearance...

Bingo!

Just like Remiel said, it is a great time to just jump on in with a new character.  There's been a bit of a time jump, an interlude, so it's easy and simple if you'd like to try and establish some pre-existing connections with your character.

Also interested - currently working on a character right now.

Possibly magic. I know that magic is a little different for this game. What would be the equivalent of Voodoo?

Glad to see you, Dame!

Voodoo would, in essence, be most like witchcraft with the world in the game.  Being magical blooded, being able to perform spells, in a sense, rituals, and the like.  Being able to perform such things would require a cost though.

Like, for example, I have a Priestess of the Holy Dark named Baela.  She's magical blooded and would be most closely identified with a witch of sorts.  In the story, she's, with her knowledge and teachings and old spell books I guess you could call them, has made a character previously crippled by a physical illness healthy again, in the prime of his life.  To do so required blood magic, in the form of slitting the throat of a virgin, in the midst of a sexual act, in the middle of a natural pool of water.  Afterwards, she's sort of taken on his illness, with it transferred to her.

I've had another instance with her where, with the hair or something, from another person, she was able to see what they were seeing, in addition being able to see something in the past with that character.  To do so, required chanting of incantations, the burning of said piece of said person, and inhaling the smoke.  Afterwards, she would have had a pretty bad headache and nosebleed.

With each spell or ritual, there'd be a cost.

Offline Emjay

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2016, 10:38:46 PM »
*peeks in*

Offline Aiden

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2016, 10:41:50 PM »

Bartholomew Redwater

Redwater Raider Recruiting

Seeking able bodied soldiers, fighters and sailors to plunder and loot and the kingdoms of the realm.

-Seek out Jimmy Swills at the Maiden



My character, Captain Redwater runs the Redwater Raiders the largest pirate group in Euffigos with multiple vessels and their own fort.

If players want to join or be part of this group, please PM me for background or info.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 10:42:51 PM by Aiden »

Offline GnothiSeautonTopic starter

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2016, 10:49:53 PM »
Also, I should have mentioned before, and will link it above...

The Character Creation Station is where face claims are listed for those interested in making a character.

*peeks in*

Hey you!

Offline Aida Rose

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2016, 01:38:08 AM »

Would love to have you, Aida! 

We don't have a posting rate, and most of the people who are already there in the game are pretty relaxed and laid back about posting themselves.  Me included.


Relaxed does appeal to my hobo nature...I'll read stuff more closely and then see about a character. I saw the raider crew ad and thought, ooh, I'll make a puncher/thug/whatever. But there's sexism, so I'll check x) 

Offline Aiden

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2016, 02:38:23 AM »
The raiders have female crew members. Some captains have all male or female crews ( non currently active). 


Offline Rel Mayer

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2016, 11:01:35 AM »
Hey everyone! I have two characters -- Narcia the slave pirate and Ghita who is a priestess of the true end. I would love more opportunities for stories, if anyone is interested.

More information to follow, but I wanted to advertise for them while I can!

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2016, 12:19:28 PM »
Also interested - currently working on a character right now.

Possibly magic. I know that magic is a little different for this game. What would be the equivalent of Voodoo?

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2016, 10:13:01 PM »
Hey you!

I am definitely interested. Just have to set aside time to read through all the awesomeness

Offline Cerevan

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2016, 08:22:01 PM »
-Slinks close.- Ahhhh hell...

Offline GnothiSeautonTopic starter

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2016, 09:07:11 PM »
-Slinks close.- Ahhhh hell...




Glad to see the thread's caught your eye :D

Offline A Painter

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 10:01:24 AM »
Is there room for a (not combat oriented) magic born slave?  Someone who is dragged around by, say, a bounty hunter or someone with high aspirations?
I'm also thinking of using a Malay face claim, so this would be someone who was probably dragged away from their homeland at a younger age and has been a slave for a long time.

Offline Rel Mayer

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2016, 10:09:29 AM »
Narcia is involved with slave capturing and trade. She needs people on her crew, even if it's against their will. Lol!

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Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2016, 11:56:08 AM »
Is there room for a (not combat oriented) magic born slave?  Someone who is dragged around by, say, a bounty hunter or someone with high aspirations?
I'm also thinking of using a Malay face claim, so this would be someone who was probably dragged away from their homeland at a younger age and has been a slave for a long time.

I think there certainly is room for a character like that.

The only potentially problematic aspect of that is, as with most slave characters, is finding a master character. You're more than welcome to poke around in the OoC of no one here jumps at the chance.

Offline Caela

Re: Isle of the Damned - Pirates, Slaves, Fantasy - Always Recruiting
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2016, 11:18:08 PM »
This looks like a lot of fun. Definitely a great group of writers already involved!

~goes to poke around the threads and see what's what~