In light of calling this game RIBENHEIM and confusing countless people, since every game i create seems to be called that, i am going to call this game...Ribenheim: Darkness Rising
Novel idea, i know.
So here is the basic knowledge of what everyone in the game will know:
The King and the Queen have a son, the Prince. He has recently come of age and suitors abound. Peace has recently been made between the Elves and the Humans, ending years of fighting. The King has been home for nearly a year after leading one of the last Campaigns, the Queen ruling in his stead. The Peace is tentative, and there are many who would rather see a Dead Elf then a live one. Even so, an Elven Delegation is expected to arrive any day now to further broker the peace.
In the Capital itself, the Temple of the Sun is rumored to be behind the odd disappearances in the city. Those who try to investigate also end up missing, or with their throats cut in an alley. No one is too sure what goes on behind the private doors of the temple.
(# of Players Permitting:) The King has also called forth for a group of Adventurers to journey to the North, to search for lost Artifacts. Who will answer the call?
Now, there is information i am withholding that is not general knowledge and will only be known by the few individuals who would know about it. There will be a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on too. For these reasons, i will be playing the King and the High Priest (of the Temple of the Sun).
I have listed the primary characters first. Those that need explanation have it next to their names. Additional characters are based primarily on how many people join the game. It would be easy to fill up 10 spots at this point.
1)The Queen - Wife to the King, makes sure no illegitimate children are born
2)The Prince - 18 years old, wants to be like his warrior-father, serves to please his father
3)The Elven Princess - beautiful, foreign, exotic, naive, experiencing the world and humans for the first time
4)The Secret Lover/Nobles Daughter - it is rumored that the Prince has fallen in love, but no one knows who with. Whether or not she is a Nobles Daughter is an entirely different matter but even so, many come questing for his hand in marriage. (Perhaps he has fallen for two girls and they vie for his love?)
5)The High Priests Chosen - a beautiful, seductive but deadly Priestess. She serves the High Priest with undying love.
Those are the 5 (or 6) MUST HAVES before any of the following can be used, these in spontaneous order:
Kings Lovers - these can be peoples secondary characters, perhaps even Noble Ladies (daughters too) -he is known to sleep around and rarely with his wife.
Queens Lover(s) - does she have any?
Captain of the Guards -Male/Female, to secretly lead the expedition to the North
Adventurers - all walks of life that know basic combat
NOBLES - male/female. Who wants a little courtly intrigue?
Temple of the Sun Devotee/Slave - either or, some one to be used and abused in conjunction with the Chosen.
I REPEAT - THOSE CHARACTERS WITH NUMBERS BEFORE THEIR NAMES NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER FOR THIS GAME TO WORK. THOSE CHARACTERS THAT APPEAR RIGHT ABOUT THESE LINES ARE NOT ESSENTIAL BUT ARE POSSIBLE SECOND CHARACTERS OR CHARACTERS FOR ADDITIONAL PEOPLE. THIS GAME WILL BECOME WHATEVER YOU MAKE IT - BASED ON PLAYERS AND WHAT THEY WONT, THERE CAN BE COUNTLESS SUBPLOTS GOING ON. INFORMATION WILL BE PASSED BACK AND FORTH VIA PM SO ONLY THOSE WHO SHOULD KNOW THE SECRETS DO KNOW THE SECRETS. THE HIGH PRIEST AND HIS CROONIES FOR INSTANT WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THINGS.