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Offline MjoellnirTopic starter

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Mjoellnir's Muse worked overtime
« on: February 14, 2010, 07:51:49 AM »
+++ The new storylines are in the first and last post. The ones in between are older, yet not taken +++ Added two new ones today 16-02-10, in the last post +++

Two new ideas my Muse came up with. Of course I am as always open to changes, twists, turns, plot development and heavy collaboration. After all...its two people writing this, not one acting while the other writes a script.

Through time

Salem 1692 a few weeks before the beginning of the Witch trials a woman raises the suspicion of a self proclaimed Witch hunter. She indeed possesses powers which are beyond explanation. What the people of the area do not know is that the man who begins to raise the fear of Witches, who begins to hunt them, who denounces and accuses others of being witches is one himself and only begins the hunt to divert possible attention from himself, knowing fair well that most women he accuses of being Witches are not. Wouldn't there be the one whom he knows of.

Through a clash of powers while hunting the witch he is after they are both thrown forward in time. Now trying to adapt to a new world, new possibilities and new surroundings, he continues to hunt her.

This one is a rather short description, I know. There are many variables in the story:
The powers both have are definitely up to discussion/collaboration and of course up to our Muses.
The time they are thrown into is as well. Perhaps the Civil War, perhaps the Roaring twenties, the 40s or 50s with the dawn of organized crime and “mobsters” or perhaps present times.
Will they possibly both feel lost and alone in this new world to them and maybe even come closer, discover feelings?
Will they have different goals? One perhaps want to go back into the time they know, the other love the new found world?

One thing I am definitely thinking about is how we could arrange both interacting frequently, so it is not a story told mostly with each of them in a different place.


Added another one below.
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Re: Mjoellnir's Muse was busy again.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 11:01:05 AM »
Mike Dorsey, a small time conartist had been trying to land a big hit. Passing on information between different mob families, he ensured to be paid by both sides, getting a good piece of the loot from a Jewelry heist involving New York's major Diamond trader, carefully attempting not to be placed with either side by the other or by the Police.

So far everything had turned out well and he decided to take his loot and head to Mexico, change his name and then head over to the old world, see Europe. Since flying would have left a trace to his whereabouts he decided to drive from his hometown of New York down to California where he would pass the border as a daily tourist on foot.

To throw off any possible followers who might catch on to his dual play he sunk his car in the Hudson and stole another to embark on his journey. That's where the trouble began.....

At a quick stop to fuel the car, he finds a young woman in the trunk, bound and gagged. She turns out to be the daughter of XXXXX (to be named), one of New York's most wealthy families, who had been kidnapped the evening before and according to the news there was a 10 Million dollar ransom claim for her return. The only problem was...the car Mike was driving was her father's car......

I think there would be a ton of possible twists and turns in this.

From the involvement of the father in the kidnapping, maybe he had done it himself to get the money, maybe she is in the way and he wanted to cash in on the ransom and her life insurance, maybe it was a different reason all together?

For the father, his car being stolen might be a perfect fit in the plan, yet it may also be a very big problem, depending on his motives for kidnapping his own daughter.

If Mikes involvement in the robbery leaks out the mob will be after him as well, perhaps even both families, and or even the Police.

And last but not least...how will the daughter react to finding out her own father had kidnapped her / arranged the kidnapping?

As I said, I think there are a lot of possible twists and turns, some action, some funny, romance as well. And all in all a nice possibility for a rollercoaster ride across the States.

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Re: Mjoellnir's Muse was busy again - Added older not taken ones as well
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 02:02:57 PM »
Oh and since some are still open...

here some of my older ideas which are not linked in my signature anymore:

Earth revisited.

The year is 2175. 120 years after Earth was hit by a giant sun-flare which destroyed presumably all of its population. Having been warned by scientists of the oncoming event, a Company called Lunacom had converted a huge Laboratory on the moon into living quarters. People were evacuated to the base and it was continuously extended. Over the years the base was extended and Lunacom had absolute control over the population there. At the time when the RP takes place, roughly 7500 people are living and working on the base.

But slowly resources that were brought along were running low, so hesitantly Lunacom had sent a mission to Earth to evaluated the possibility of survival on the planet. The mission was landed successfully but communication was interrupted after a few days and the crew not heard of again. So Lunacom decided to send another mission, to search for the first one and also fulfill the same directives as the original mission.

The Mission consists of its Captain, Andy O'Neill who's father was heading the first mission, a scientist and a handful of security members. Andy is a cynical man who has his doubts about Lunacom and the way they are running things. He does not take orders lightly and despises authority. They are not sure what awaits them on Earth, other than a world they had only heard of from Grandparents and history books.

Character:
Mission Commander - Andy O'Neill [my character]
Mission Scientist - name open [your character]
Mission security personnel – 5 to 7 people. Don't really have to be played extensively.
Inhabitants of Earth – might require 1 or 2 to be played by each of us.

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Oposite Worlds

1847, in the middle of the Irish famine a ship leaves for America. On board Irish immigrants who hope to find a better future in the US. The vast majority being simple farmers who had worked for the wealthy British elite. The only exception being a well off British merchant and family man, who hopes to make contacts for new trade possibilities in the new world.

After 5 days at sea the ship falls victim to a Storm at sea and even though the Captain and crew try their best, it capsizes. The only ones able to make their way to a small lifeboat are the merchant and the daughter of an Irish farmer. After a night in the Storm, fighting the elements and for their own lives, the fall asleep from exhaustion as the Storm calms down. As they wake up they find themselves on the shore of a small Island. Two people from the most opposite sides of the class structure of the time. One being used to be served, not having to do anything himself and having nothing but pity at best for the Irish working class. The other being a woman of simple upbringing, used to hard work and raised with a distrust and hatred for the British upper class.

Characters:
Merchant - Thomas Rigby
The farm Girl – [name to be picked]
Possibly some natives, hadn’t decided yet.

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A new Order

Tunesia 1900. Berber Leader Ahmed el Rashai, himself having studied in England, is disgusted by the way the French, Germans and British are imposing themselve in the country, by the way they fight over the land of his people. He leads a Band of his fighters to raid Trading posts and other settlements under European control. All three governments by now have set a bounty on hi head and even some of his countrymen have attacked him, trying to gain favor with the Europeans and of course cash in on the prize. The only men he can truly trust are his own tribesmen.

Some of hi own countrymen turning their back on him sparks his hatred for the foreigners even more so he continues for over a year with his attacks, until during a raid on a military post he discovers a woman. Unsure if he should keep her for himself, hold her for ransom, give her to his men as a prize or let her loose again, he decides to take her with him. They travel for five days back to his residence.

Characters:

Sheik Ahmed el rashai
The Woman [nationality and name up to you]

Some other tribesmen and Ahmed’s two wifes. I would play the tribesmen whereas the wife might be your part.

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There can be only one!?

Lars Eriksson was born in 1035 close to Ulfborg in Denmark in a small village by the Limfjord. As his father before him he became what people would these days consider a typical Norseman. He trained in weapons from an early age and eventually joined in a group of Vikings who raided across northern Germany, France and eventually England. After being gravely wounded yet surviving he found out that he was immortal. Shunned by his people as a Demon, cursed by the gods, he was driven away. Learning slowly of his skills, senses and possibilities he became more and more used to who and what he was. From another immortal he met he found out about being safe only on holy ground, learned the only way he was able to be killed, by being decapitated and the “Prize”, the prize of ultimate knowledge the last remaining immortal would receive

In (time-frame optional. We could go with middle ages, Victorian, American frontier times, modern, anything really) he met [xxxxx name to be picked by you] a woman, who also was immortal. Would they battle it out, would they team up, would they try and stay and fight together until they were the last remaining ones? And if so, what then … if there can be only one?

Characters:

Lars Eriksson [My character] about 5'7 to 6', depends on preference, Broad shouldered, long blonde hair and a well groomed beard [not necessary. Basically his physical traits could be adjusted a bit. As long as wel keep the nordic look basically]

XXXXX [your character] pick origin, name etc yourself of course

Various other characters we run into, to be played by either of us, depending on story development etc.

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Working on an idea which plays in feudal Japan. About a Samurai who is convinced that the woman that had come to their town, found by local fishermen, not knowing who or what she is, might be a member of the Imperial family. Soon after the woman appeared he received word that indeed a member of the family is missing, yet word has it, she was abducted. If he were to bring her back now, it would be thought that he is the one who captured her and he would be punished for something he didn't commit.

Something along those lines. Needs a bit of work on it. If you have any ideas and/or it sounds interesting, please let me know.

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Re: Mjoellnir's Muse was busy again - Added older not taken ones as well
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 04:55:58 AM »
Guys 'n Dolls

Michael Pelosi, the Grandson of Italian immigrants grew up in New York's “Little Italy” As a teenager he slowly became involved with the Organisation run by Tony Volato, not one of Americas biggest crime Bosses, yet more influential and powerful than most, including the Police, gave him credit for.

Over the next few years Michael managed to make a name for himself with Tony, beginning with small oddjobs, working his way up in Tony's favour until he was officially accepted as part of the family.

In 1930, with the great depression at its peak, Michael now 29 years old is sent to Atlantic City to oversee the running of an illegal Speakeasy and Casino while the city itself slowly declined. Being entrusted with this “mission” he hopes to become more and more established if it weren't for the competition moving in as well and the Authorities being a constant nuisance.

In this time he stumbles across a Nightclub Singer who also is of Italian heritage.

Again, there are numerous possibilities there. She could be ambitious and trying to get herself established with the “family” or she could be leaning more towards helping the Authorities, perhaps even for a private reason, a murdered family member or the like.

3 More ideas are currently swirling around in my head, being happily bounced around by my Muse. As she gets done with them, I will add them of course.

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Re: Mjoellnir's Muse was busy again - Added older not taken ones as well
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 09:06:57 AM »
The Mansion by the lake.

Alright there are two possible base lines for this, they are somewhat intertwined for me at the moment yet are actually two separate storylines. Either or both would be fine.

First possibility:

The recently married couple returned from their honeymoon and moved into the old Mansion which used to belong to the woman's grandmother. Said Grandmother used to a well known and successful Operastar / Actress of Hollywoods golden days (whichever you'd rather have her). After her death a few months earlier, she had left the house to her granddaughter. Rumour had it that the woman had invested most of her fortune, along with the estate, in Diamonds and other precious gemstones, yet none were ever found.

Soon after the couple moves in, things begin to happen. Noises while the woman is alone at home (perhaps she is an aspiring artist and has turned one of the former rooms into a studio), objects disappear and the like. Then one day the woman is attacked while being alone, her attacker demanding...the stones, her grandmother's fortune.

The events build up, the intruder reappearing, seeming to be able to get to her no matter what she does. Her husband beginning to doubt her claims that anything or anyone is actually stalking her or wanting her grandmother's stones as there is hardly ever any evidence of any intrusion or the like.

The young woman could also be disabled in some form, either blind or not seeing well, basically just shades etc, which would add to the possibilities as far as the suspense factor goes, yet would definitely not HAVE to be in there, just something that popped up in my head while writing this. Absolutely up to you of course. As I said, just a nudge in the side my Muse gave me while writing.

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Second possibility:

Said young woman moves into the house, yet by herself as she is not married. A neighbour does develop a liking to her, helping her with odd jobs around the grounds and the like.

Shortly after moving in strange events begin to take place. Moved objects, noises, whispers, etc etc. She has the increasing feeling that she is not alone, yet it doesn't seem to be a threatening presence at the moment. At first her friends and neighbours make fun of her, ridicule it as being a figment of her imagination, overactive fantasies due to living alone in such a big house etc.

Is the spirit who is haunting her and the house someone who is after her, someone who has developed a liking to her as well or someone who is trying to warn her of something?

As I said both are actually similar yet absolutely different stories. So they are basically two different Rps. So either could be taken as an individual storyline.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 12:36:41 PM by Mjoellnir »

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Re: Mjoellnir's Muse worked overtime
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 08:33:53 AM »
I have lately been in the mood for something Roman or better yet Greek based. Perhaps involving some old gods ... Am still tweaking on the ides, if you have any to contribute, feel free to PM meand we'll see what we can come up with.