Jesters have always been the favored companions of kings, mostly for their ability to tell stories and to relieve any stress that their lord might have. In Asia, the emperors have always been symbols of utmost power and thought of themselves as higher than their subjects. An Emperor can have whatever he wants, whenever he wants. That is, until, that particular Emperor is assigned his current jester. The royal comic troupe is from a small town, nothing more than country bumpkins, but there is one gem there. My character is a young man with features that are extremely feminine, and he plays the females in every play put on by the troupe. He is assigned the role of the jester and close personal companion to the Emperor because of his lovely looks, and most of all, his innocence. He has been poor his whole life, and delights in the beautiful things the Emperor gives him, which incites the jealousy of not only the Emperorís advisors but the jealousy of the older man in his troupe who has looked after him his whole life and loves him. The Emperor, driven all but mad by the innocence of the young performer, starts taking him everywhere with him and becomes extremely jealous of anyone who speaks to him. (This is inspired by the movie The King and the Clown, for anyone who has seen it. Iím looking for someone to play the Emperor to my Lee. Even someone who'd like to play a fellow court performer, or another member of the Emperor's court. Iíd greatly, greatly appreciate any serious offers for this oneÖIíve been dying to roleplay it).
Naturally, this would take place in an era where theatre roles were played by males, and not females, which would not only confuse but would excite the Emperor. Also, though my character would start out as innocent, I'd like this to be a story rife with intrigue. My character would grow and come to enjoy the gifts he was being showered with, coming to incite the jealousy of many other men who work as other royal courtiers. While innocent, my character would be intelligent, and would be loyal to the Emperor but also come to be manipulative, picking off men who he didn't like.
Obviously I'd like this to be a long-term, literate story, M/M. Please post here or PM with offers - I'd love to do this!