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Author Topic: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)  (Read 1619 times)

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Offline MarlowTopic starter

The Dreaming Escape (Sexland Edition) MUL or M/F
The Dreaming is the metaphysical world, created when the first dream was swept in to the mind of a sleeping creature. Ever since then, it has evolved and changed with the evolution of man. Most recently, it has undergone dramatic changes with the rapid evolution of human society.

Nothing ever is destroyed in the Dreaming, it only adapts. There are the remnants of ancient, colossal Greek temples that have been refitted for casinos, strip-clubs, bars, and lounges. The native denizens of the Dreaming, the Dreamkin, manage and organize the Dreaming for the ease of the human visitors and their own ease. Thus, there are countless lands, both named and nameless, that have been created over millennia. Some have been centers of the Dreaming for aeons, while others are fleeting settlements, before being consumed by the Escape -the ethereal extension of thought that the Dreaming floats in- to be rediscovered later. These lost lands serve the adventurous, looking for treasure and fame, for the unchecked growth of Dream warps and turns the once sculpted lands wild.

The denizens, as stated above, are the Dreamkin, and serve as shapers and caretakers for the Dreaming lands. The most heavily trafficked lands can resemble the great cities of antiquity, from Athens to Rome, or the far-flung fancies of the future. Most often, however, they blend together, creating spectacular sights and sounds only a dream could create.

Now the Dreaming is in danger of collapse. There is an evil creeping in from the Escape. It has brewed and gathered followers in the darkest and most deprave depths of the Escape; the dreams of serial killers, rapists, and the criminally insane. There the evil has nursed on the degenerate thoughts of the sick and twisted, and now it hopes to launch its assault on the Dreaming, which is the anchor to the material world; the ultimate goal of this evil.

It has found the most successful way to enter unnoticed in to the dreaming. It uses the lust of the humans, and thus, the Dreamkin, to infect the Dreaming with the evil. It sends followers, disguised, to infiltrate the hierarchy of the Dreamkin Nobles. The infection is almost complete, and the evil now seeks to infect the rare few humans who are graced with stepping in to the Dreaming. All of this has happened without so much as a curious glance from the Dreamkin. This evil is truly insidious.

Our characters are those few rare humans who can step in to the dreaming. Only 1000 at a time, and whenever one of the gifted dies in the real world, they are replaces by new ones. We are all new to the Dreaming, and so we would not notice anything out of the ordinary. Truly, nothing much has changed overtly about the Dreaming. It is the attitudes and subtle details that show of the infection. Where one would have to go to the land of Desire to find fleshy pleasure, now it can be found anywhere. Where once the horrors of Fangaria were confined to that desolate land, they are creeping in to the lands of the civilized.

This story is designed to function best with a small group of humans, no more than three, with myself playing important Dreamkin and the Evilís servants. Slowly, the humans will discover the presence of the Evil and will learn to fight it, all the while struggling to keep from succumbing to the seduction of the Evil. That being said, a little bit of corruption and seduction will be part of it. All in all, this is a fun story, with a plot but with a healthy dose of sex. It, for me, is an attempt to balance between the two extremes of smut-play and long engrossing romance/intrigue with the Ďadultí part of the roleplay being sparse. This is an idea that attempts to balance sex and story and merge the two.

If you're interested, post here. Note I do not care what gender you are in relation to your character.

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 07:01:39 PM »
This sounds very interesting.

So is there anything else special about these Human's who, we will play? Do we gain the ability to manipulate our surroundings?

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 07:12:31 PM »
Oh, yea, sorry. The humans are chosen because of their abnormal affinity for the imagination. So, in their waking lives, most often the 1000 are musicians, writers, artists, or something else that requires the use of imagination. At the beginning, you'll notice that in the civilized areas, where the Dreamkin keep the Dreaming 'nice' that the people who approach you will always be pleasing to your sensibilities, or a compromise between the group. Example, if one member really likes busty women walking around topless, while another member likes svelte women, then perhaps one of the Dreamkin they approach will be a topless woman of moderate 'bustyness'. That's just the most basic example.

Over time, though, as you delve in to the wild, nameless lands, you'll uncover secrets that let you manipulate the Dreaming to a far greater extent.

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 07:36:11 PM »
Hmm, interesting. Sounds like it has potential.

So, just to clear it up, we will have obviously limited, yet still present ability to manipulate things consciously or is it all sub-conscious? Like, my character thinks red hair is hot and thus imagines all the men and or women are all red heads and it happens, within reason, and as you noted in a shared sense with the others.

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 07:42:27 PM »
So, just to clear it up, we will have obviously limited, yet still present ability to manipulate things consciously or is it all sub-conscious? Like, my character thinks red hair is hot and thus imagines all the men and or women are all red heads and it happens, within reason, and as you noted in a shared sense with the others.
With the things like that, yes, it'd be subconscious. The Dreaming tries to make the world as pleasant as possible, within reason, so he'd see many people with red hair.

However, as the characters gain experience in this world they'll learn to consciously manipulate it as well. Examples would be to repair a broken structure with a thought, and, possibly, manipulating the looks of others around you.

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 08:07:07 PM »
Ah, okay cool.

Would you mind if I made a character now? Anything in particular you are looking for that should be defined?

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 08:16:55 PM »
Not really. One thing, people will see your ideal self. IE what your character wants to look like, he'll look like. Beyond that, they can be from anywhere on Earth, any sex, but I'd like to keep the age between 16 and 35 in appearance (no one ages in this world, and the real life age doesn't matter).

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 08:48:44 PM »
Roger that. I will post up something in a bit. At least a picture if nothing comes to me for now. I will be playing a female by the way.

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 08:53:52 PM »
I will be playing a female by the way.
Not a problem.

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 09:43:55 PM »
Okay here is the pictures at least, as promised. I am also assuming from the intro post, that we are from Modern times.


These pictures are accurate to looks, except no piercings or one red eye.


Name: Vyandra

Personality: Vyandra is a goth but with a dislike for the extremists. She prefers the look but actually is not a real fan of the society. She has a personality which rarely involved gloom and doom, though she does love shadows. Her imagination is quite strong and she dreams of being able to manipulate the shadow, to feel its cold soothing embrace, to love it as it will love her.

When dealing with others she is polite if a bit withdrawn and blunt. Most get to like her once they see past her goth and blunt exterior. She is quite nice, kind, and friendly to a person once she gets to know them more and feels comfortable around them.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2009, 12:41:03 AM by Xanatos »

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 09:57:24 PM »
I am also assuming from the intro post, that we are from Modern times.
You are correct.

Also, love the pictures.

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 05:00:49 PM »
I would also like to express interest in this game.  I think it has a very promising concept behind it.  Just curious, but would the land be any particuler era, or would it be like a mish-mash of sci-fi and fantasy?

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 05:05:36 PM »
I do believe he mentioned in the opening post, that the land would likely be a mesh of different dream worlds. I do recall him stating Rome and Greece mixed with something else (likely modern or modernish) were common in the dream world.

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 05:08:17 PM »
gah,must have missed that. Still, cool concept.  Consider myself interested and willing :D

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 05:12:36 PM »
I would also like to express interest in this game.  I think it has a very promising concept behind it.  Just curious, but would the land be any particuler era, or would it be like a mish-mash of sci-fi and fantasy?
Miss-Mash. If you've ever read any pulp fiction from the depression era like Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Howard Phillips Lovecraft, you'll see what I'm talking about. Burroughs' Barsoom series is a good example of fantasy and science fiction mixed together. If you've ever played Final Fantasy XII for the PS2, that kind of fantastic setting with ships and guns and everything is also like the Dreaming.

Of course, since it is the embodiment of Dreams it can change wildly from area to area. An area of Fangaria could resemble a demonic Horror House you see in Amusement Parks, while another area of the Dreaming can resemble a set from a kids television show, like Mr. Rogers magical kingdom.

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2009, 05:22:41 PM »
very nice.  I'm both a big fan of Final Fantasy and H.P. Lovecraft, so i think i get the general idea.  I have to admit, I think i would rather enjoy this game concept, if you'd have me.  I already have a few idea's in mind for a char.

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2009, 05:25:01 PM »
You're very welcome to join. Please post your character concepts, I really enjoy seeing the initial ideas my settings inspire in others.  :D

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2009, 05:34:09 PM »
Well,and this is just a rough idea, but i was thinking something like a combination of a gunslinger/samuria.  He would be a man in his mid-twenties, and would be wearing a trenchcoat and cowboy hat.  He would be lean, well muscled, with a worn look about him.  I'm thinking two six shooters and perhaps a samuria sword resting on his hips.  Just a rough idea.  Not sure why the image came to me, but it pretty much popped right into my head for this game.  What do you think?

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2009, 05:50:00 PM »
We can work with that, but the sword and guns may be a little much for the get go. You wouldn't be starting off with weapons, since at the beginning you wouldn't have anything to fight.

However, that's not to say it can't work. Your character in the real world could be, much like you, a fan of Final Fantasy and other such stories, and so would, when given the opportunity, use those weapons.

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2009, 06:02:29 PM »
ok, that makes sense.  Is there anything in particuler you'd like to know about our charactors from the get go?

Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 08:06:56 PM »
Just the basics. If you've got a picture, great, otherwise the usual, Name, Physical Description and Personality, and their occupation (should be one where they're allowed to be creative).

Still looking for one more person for this.

Offline Cosmo_ac


Offline MarlowTopic starter

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2009, 09:08:55 PM »
Looks a bit like a Guido, but that's fine, yea.  :P

Offline Xanatos

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2009, 12:41:26 AM »
I added a name and personality to my above post, below the pictures I posted.

Offline Cosmo_ac

Re: The Dreaming Escape (MUL, up to Bon. A story about a Dreamworld)
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2009, 07:04:36 PM »
Ok, i think i'm going to edit things a little bit, if thats ok. Tell me if i Put down something wrong.

I'm given it some thought, and I think I would like to use this as my char profile pic for the game.




Name:  Adrian Bael

Physical Description:  White hair, Blue eyes, athletic build standing six feet tall, well endowed.

Personality:  Adrian is fairly laid back, often taking time to soak in all around him and usually doesn't take life too seriously.  Adrian likes to smoke and drink in his off time.  Adrian is a traveller, going from one town to the next.  His dream is to explore the entire world, and write a travellers guide.

Occupation:  Adrian does many odd jobs in his travels, doing whatever job is open at the time, be it physical work or otherwise.  His main passion though is writing and he is usually writing various stories when he has the chance, and selling them, or regailing them to others for whatever change they might offer him in return.  Adrian always keeps a journal with him, when traveling to write down anything of note about any particuler locations, peoples, or events that he finds himself in.