So I’m playing a Fairest.
I know she is a dual-kithed Flowering/Treasured; her Keeper turned her into a fashion accessory for his precious courtiers and she spent years like that. I know her flower is the rose, and that her Keeper was a Handsome Devil who had whisked her away into a cutthroat political domain where only the lovely survived and no darkness fell.
But… the thing is, I don’t want her to have Striking Looks. She is pretty, definitely, but she has a generic prettiness, and I’m trying to figure out the character herself, beyond her being a heart-broken attention seeker who is so used to being silent that she’s fighting to speak up now. I know she wears all black as a silent rebellion against the Fae she fled from, but… otherwise, the character is relatively flat.
Does anyone have any ideas to add to the girl? Because I’m trying, but picking other people’s brains would be nice.
Being one of the Sidereal Exalted can be very demanding. Sure the pay is great and being Creation’s first line of defence against those who would see it unmade is rewarding. But to be a Sidereal is to live a life of sacrifice, to be forgotten by those who knew you and to have a difficult and demanding job for life… good thing you’re not alone because then it really would be unbearable.
Thanks to Andarix for the excellent artwork and to Bastet for bringing this crazy, crazy world to life.
And to the other people in this wonderful game as well!
The results of voting for Winter’s Crown
Dread, naturally, called both Cheerio and Sereno insane. Sereno didn’t comment, but as he continued to talk, he struck up an idea. If there was a fair vote, one for the whole freehold, would it mollify Cheerio and the unknown Changelings who would have left?
The answer was yes. And so, everyone was called to the freehold that evening, and Sereno created a secret ballot. No meddling and no discussion to persuade people, as required by Dread. One hour.
The winner was Willow Mackennal, a Treasured sculptor. While she joined the freehold after the Concord was born, after the war ended, she has a will of iron and will not allow herself to be used by anyone. This will be interesting.
This time, in Queen’s Bay…
So the freehold has its monarchs. Darah White is Winter’s Queen and at this point nothing more than a figurehead and puppet of Major Dread, the Autumn King. Dread, while an effective ruler, is a very paranoid man who has spent fifteen of the last twenty-one years dealing with a supernatural war and believes he needs total control and the majority vote to keep the freehold alive. Winter is not enjoying the fact that it means they lack a voice because Darah will always follow Dread’s lead.
They can’t vote her out either, Dread will just invoke Freehold law to stall any sort of vote until Winter comes and Darah gets the crown again. So at this point, Cheerio, who is heading this movement, is making one last ditch effort to force the vote and stop Dread from interfering. In this situation, it’s a final attempt at diplomacy and having my character, a Spring Wizened by the name of Sereno, argue their case.
Dread is outright demanding evidence of some of Sereno’s concerns, handwaving the fact Sereno has an oracle’s journal full of dreams and prophecies that Sereno comprehends due to being both an onieromancer and friendly with other supernatural factions, claiming them to be speculations for the sake of drama, so… Sereno has just played one of Cheerio’s final cards.
Winter, and several other courtiers of other courts, will secede if Dread does not let the Crown change hands, fracturing the courts and possibly putting everyone at risk.
And Sereno will not be one going with them. No, he will declare neutrality, move out of the freehold, and take his chances on his own so that he can be a free agent, using all of the friends he has both mortal and supernatural to survive. And you know what?
It just might work.
For the roleplayers out there, how do you ship-tease?
It’s fun playing a Victorian arcane detective whose family makes it policy to teach their children how to deal with rumors and misconceptions made about them… and how to exploit the shit out of such gossip.
The PC mage in the mixed nWoD game just broke one of the head mage’s rules, which is No Powers On Anyone in the Neutral Zone.
He did this by casting a spell on the PC Changeling, to let him see magic.
In a Mage sanctum.
When the head mage just returned five minutes ago, and both characters knew it.
Right now, the mage was told he should retire for the evening, and that the Changeling will wait in the Node for his significant other, a Mastigos Guardian of the Veil, to collect him. A Guardian who probably isn’t going to be happy that the PC Mage started telling his boyfriend about the Seers and Exarchs.
Black Claw Style is evil and if you are doing a sparring session, warning: the feels will eat you.
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And introducing Medea Summer-Gray, my character in a friend’s Magical Victorian England RP.
While she is a prim, proper lady of the Empire, her family has a colorful past as beguilers and enchanters of morally dubious intentions. Of course, the Summer-Grays are reformed, but the family still specializes in charms and illusions. However, Medea is rather weak in the family arts… and extraordinary in sensory magics, having a natural gift for perceiving magic and spirits at the cost of having luminous gold pupils and never being able to turn the power off.
So instead of bemoaning the fact, she has started to try her hand at investigation of magical mysteries.
So since it’s spring break, my friends and I have been hanging out a bit. Today, I brought over a copy of the old Sailor Moon RPG while we were all talking and joking. Originally, Dart and I thought maybe we could play as heroes of some random lands with us defending one of the Moons, with our elemental theme being tied to our respective lands. Then Kyle, our GM, had a better idea.
Why not be carapaces?
We looked at each other, and looked at him, as he continued.
“Just imagine a Sailor Prospit, and a Sailor Derse, charged with the duty to make sure the war goes on smoothly, dealing with uncooperative agents and game constructs and kids! Make sure that the game doesn’t end up a void or null session!”
We started to laugh and agreed. And lo, we will be generating ladies for an epic crack one-shot of Sailor Moon, with a heavy dose of Metal Gear Solid, Homestuck, and just about anything we find amusing.
Have a Lost Egg hacker in his snarky hipster asshole persona! That or Quinn’s not too happy that someone trimmed his hair when he wasn’t looking…
Credit to Coffee and Cockatiels!
HEY GUYS, I NEED SOME HELP DECIDING SOMETHING DUMB
So a really cool artist is doing commissions and I’m going to be commissioning her. I have a tiny problem. I can’t decide who to get drawn! So, I’m turning to you guys to help me decide. I’ve narrowed it down to characters who have games, but don’t have formal art (with the exception of the couple at the end). So! Who to get drawn? There’s two male characters, two female, and one couple…
Kim Cheolsu (Modern Wuxia) - A half-Korean engineering student in Japan, Cheolsu is a young man who has grown up with one foot in the ordinary world and the other in the fast-paced insanity known as the Wulin. While he is a very traditional young man, born and trained in a style that allows him to utilize the weapons his family creates in their smithy, he has a trickster streak a mile wide that drives him to find his own path even as he maintains his honor and grace. He is essentially a fox in formal attire, dressed in the yukata of his mother’s people, and the dopo of his father’s as he fights with a collapseable staff and a handcrafted saber.
Sacre Cyrano (Space opera) - A historian on a titan-planet known as the Gunstar Autochthonia, Sacre is a young man born to the lowest caste but elevated by fate into the future Voice of Serenity, destined to take on the mantle his illustrious predecessor left for him. He dresses in archaic fashions that he can adapt into whatever suits him, and strives to remind those on the Gunstar exactly what they are fighting for. In the mean time, the scrawny, bespectacled, dark-skinned academic is trying everything he can to keep the people he’s ordered to advise out of trouble.
Medea Summergrey (Magical Victorian England) - A prim, proper English lady, Medea comes from a long line of enchanters and beguilers. Unfortunately, Medea herself doesn’t have much of the family gift, not like her father or brothers. Instead, she has an extraordinary intelligence and eyes with the power to see sorcery. Due to those abilities, she decided to leave the family home and set up shop in London as an arcane detective, using her brains and magical sight to solve mysteries and absolve herself of the guilt she has involving her family’s somewhat infamous past.
Isawa Kaika (Mythic Japan) - A near-blind artist from a family of magicians, Kaika is not exactly the prettiest thing, who is in the middle of a growth spurt that is turning her from a near-shapeless and tiny dumpling into a rather tall, leggy woman who still will have some healthy squish to her frame. At least now, her lovely, slender hands won’t look quite so out of place. She is a bit bitter from the years of dealing with people pitying her for her weight and stature, taking solace in her ability to sculpt well enough to make the emperor weep.
Asahina Yuuki and Bayushi Noriko (Mythic Japan) - A pair of somewhat star-crossed lovers, Yuuki and Noriko met when the first was a new magistrate, the other a ronin. During their adventures, they ended up involved and in love, but obligations forced Yuuki to marry another, and Noriko found a lord to serve, much to Yuuki’s relief at least. After the end of their adventures together, they had to separate, only seeing each other twice more; once when they had to put down Yuuki’s first wife and then finally remaining together in their twilight years of retirement.
shiftingpath said: You are a corgi born
Heh. I actually took advantage of the fact I sort of have Mordekai’s coloring before and my family has compared me to the damn dog before. The fact I have golden-brown hair with reddish highlights and brown eyes made it easier for my larp to believe Ruby was well, Ruby, instead of having to explain every time that my character had certain traits.
That and how I acted. I was always bouncing and wiggling and grinning and occasionally whining in complaint. It was fun.
It’s like Sereno and his abandonment issues if he had managed to have a relationship during the first year of freedom.
(Then again, even now, he tends to grab for his SO’s hand at random times in search of comfort.)
ericandy’s 30 Day OTP Challenge!
The rules are simple: draw or write one prompt of your OTP a day, with the theme listed here! You can use any fandom you like!! Be sure to tag each entry with 30 Day OTP Challenge to make it easier to keep track of them!
Feel free to interpret the prompts any way you like! That’s what it’s about!
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
- Holding hands
- Cuddling somewhere
- Gaming/watching a movie
- On a date
- Wearing eachothers’ clothes
- Hanging out with friends
- With animal ears
- Wearing kigurumis
- Making out
- Eating icecream
- In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
- During their morning ritual(s)
- Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.)
- In formal wear
- In battle, side-by-side
- Making up afterwards
- Gazing into eachothers’ eyes
- Getting married
- On one of their birthdays
- Doing something ridiculous
- Doing something sweet
- Doing something hot (once again, be sure to tag if you make it extremely NSFW!)
And there you go! Have fun.
Saving this for if I want to write some sort of pairing.