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This RPG is rated R - Simply because I don’t know what’s going to happen when all the characters let their personal demons loose at once. There may be violence/gore, substance abuse, profanity, and romantic/lustful content. As such, I’m requesting characters be 17 and older.
There will be three ways to play in this game:
1) The main type of play is, that you can play as one of the unpopular teens who are part of the coven.
2) You can also play it as a Horror RPG, where you are a popular teen or mean/strict teacher who’s likely about to be a victim of the coven.
3) Lastly you can play a more supporting role; regular teacher/staff, sympathetic popular teen, non-coven unpopular teen. You may still be in the line of fire though! (I don’t expect many people to want to play this option, but it is open for you to play if you wish.)
Glenwood was a typical town, with all the typical trappings of everyday life in the United States, including a typical High School, Glenwood High. And like every other typical High School, it has it’s typical clichés, Preps, Jocks, Skaters, Emos, Punks, Goths, Loners, etc...
Less typically, this town was once home to a widow accused of witchcraft. She lived in that old abandon bungalow (a one and a half story cottage, not a beach house) on Baker street. Yeah, you know the one, that house. Old evil Mrs. Bells’ house.
Tonight a small group of older high school students have broken into the house. Well, they didn’t so much break in as simply climb in the already broken window, but it‘s still trespassing. These teens are of the less popular sort, each with their own grudges and personal demons. But that’s why they broke in here, you know, to see if they could find any artifact that the late Mrs. Bells had used in witchcraft, because they plan to start their own coven and get… well, whatever they want, things like revenge, popularity, and money.
Wandering the house, they don’t find much. The remaining furniture is covered in dust and damage by the elements, because the house’s windows were broken in long ago. That made it easy to them to get into the house, but it also made it easier for everyone else to have looted it long ago.
The walls of the bungalow are marked with demonic symbols, though no one in the group is sure whether Mrs. Bells did this, or it was done by teens that broke in during the generations prior to the current group. They’re starting to think that there’s nothing left, and that maybe Mrs. Bells wasn’t even a witch at all.
Then finally someone finds something. An androgynous girl straddling the line between punk and goth, going by the name of Luc, sees the corner of a book poking out from under the edge of the old woman’s mattress. She yanks it out, it turns out to be an old tawny leather-bound journal. This must have been Mrs. Bell’s journal. Luc flips it open.
Inside the pages were dated, and under each date is a list of events. Early in the book the entries were innocent, and frankly, somewhat boring:
- The baker gave me an extra cupcake today.
- The neighbors got their daughter a new cat.
- Frank noticed my new haircut, I’m sure he likes it.
But later on the entries start to get darker, detailing all the disasters, accidents, illnesses, and deaths that happened that day:
- The Morrison’s gardener jumped off the Blue Creek Bridge.
- Mr. Leary fell off his ladder, broke a leg and an arm.
- Olivia and her daughter are sick with the flu.
Next to each diary entry is a line drawn in some red-brown substance. Luc ponders the lines, “Is this blood?”
“It looks like it,” comments the voice of another student coming up behind her. She repositions the journal so they both can see it better. She scans down the entry for May 13th, under that day the local market is listed to have burnt to the ground. Luc scoff, “Well even if she wasn’t a witch, she was certainly was interested in some morbid stuff.”
“Holy ----!” remarks the other student touching the page with their finger, “Luc, these are predictions! The Farmer’s Market burnt down on the 14th!”
“You think she was predicting disasters?” asks Luc rhetorically, looking up. She notices that the other students are starting to gather around them, realizing she’d found something.
“It looks like it,” replies the other student obliviously, before a second teen interrupts, “Or maybe she was causing them.”
“That would explain the blood…” infers Luc.
The group passes the book around going over the facts. Mrs. Bell wrote down the date, and predictions or desires for the next day, then marked the list with blood or some sort. Probably her own, the speculate. Glances are exchanged as they wondered if the book still works, could they too affect the next day’s events by writing in the book?
“Do you think it’ll really work?” someone asks.
“Only one way to find out,” replies another pulling a pen out of their pocket.
“We should be careful,” cautions the student who’d first seen Luc looking at the book, “Let’s just write one thing for now, one simple thing. Not too big, and that won’t impact any of us.”
“But it has to be something obvious, something that won’t be coincidence, and something we’ll all know about right away,” insists another teen.
“I’ve got it,” announces the student with the pen, scrawling out a sentence:
The old tree in front of school was struck and burned by lighting.
“It’s not even stormy out” someone complains as Luc loosens an enormous safety pin from her jeans. She brings it up to her index finger and takes a deep breath, “That’ll make it all the more obvious, dummy.”
She jams the pin into her finger, and screwing up her face so she won’t yelp or cry reaches over to mark the page. Done. But would it work?
The writer shuts the book and for a moment they all argue about who should be the keeper of the book, just incase this really works. Some of them want to be the keeper, and others refuse when their name is mentioned. Finally it is agreed that Luc should take it home, not just because she found it, but also because her mother doesn’t question her, or inspect her things, when she gets home late. So after placing it in her backpack, she and the rest of the group head home.
At home she drops her bag into her desk chair and pulls a care bears nightgown out of her dresser. She’d just slipping on the nightgown when she notices a noise, it’s the sound of a light autumn rain hitting the roof.
The storm grows throughout the night.
Our RPG starts the next morning as the students arrive at school, where all the students and staff notice that the old tree on the front lawn is dead and charred, still smoking slightly in the morning drizzle.
More about the Journal
* My character is only the keeper of the journal (rather than everyone passing it around) to prevent the person who has it from leaving the RPG without passing it on, killing the RPG. You will all have access to it; just before school, between classes (sometimes during), at lunch, and after school.
* Whatever plausible thing that is written in the journal, and activate with blood, will come true in the next 24 hours. If you write that the principle will fall off his porch, that’ll happen (unless he doesn’t have a porch). If you write that panda-like aliens wearing green tutus will abduct the principle, and he’ll become a outer space rock’n’roll god, it’s not going to happen.
* Preventing items from happening is conditional. As long as no blood is added, you’re safe. After blood is added: If you can erase it so that it can’t be read, or if you tear out the page and burn it, it won’t happen. But if the erased item is still readable, or was just crossed rather than erased, it will still happen. Likewise, items on pages that have been torn out, but not destroyed will also still happen. (These are all thing our characters will need to learn through trial and error. They do not know them yet at the start of the RPG.)
* It can make good and neutral things happen, as well as bad things. It can cause devastating fires and illness. But it can also get the baker to give you an extra cupcake, get you alone with your crush, or win you a free makeover at the mall.
1. No bunnying (controlling another’s character) without permission or cause:
- Due to the nature of this RPG there may be instances where it is necessary to bunny other people’s physical bodies in order to get from one place to another, their thoughts and dialog however, are still off limits.
- Due to the involvement of witchcraft, some scenarios may require actions on the part of victims that they wouldn’t normally perform. These actions may be bunnyed in interest of moving the RPG along, if the victim player fails to post within the week.
2. Since this RPG is rated R, violence, substance abuse, profanity, and some mature content will be allowed, provided:
- You aren’t using it as an excuse to swear excessively, kill everyone, or otherwise be a jerk.
- That if your characters get to a romantic/lustful point where they are going to do more than kiss/hug romantically and/or are starting to undress, you fade to black. Discuss changes to costume, any pregnancies, and STDs in PM or the Discussion thread (Yes, this time I do actually think we need one). Do not post any NC-17 content!
3. Lastly, put your character’s name at the top of your post. If you have been allowed a second character, always make it very clear which character you are RPGing as. (Class schedules for both teachers and students should be posted in the discussion thread, and if necessary, may be posted in the RPG thread)
1. (VampirateMace) Lucy ‘Luc’ Briar
2. (DVB) Diego Hendrix
3. (SpyroxPikachu) Felix Fouraker
4. (bronislav84) Karai Horoshi
5. (pikachu725) Peter (Pete) Votthed
6. (PokeLegend) Jon Teou
1. (YDT) Cynthia "Snydey" Grey
2. (SoulMuse) *Reserved*
3. (InnerFlame) Marissa ‘Marly’ Victoria Perkinson
4. (InnerFlame) Annissa ‘Ann’ Serafina Perkinson
5. (Nythe) Steve Ansell
I will allow you a second character under the following conditions:
* Your sign-ups need to be good, really good.
* Only one may be coven. But both may be non-coven if you wish. (This is to keep the coven from being too big to be called a small group.)
* You understand that your characters need to interact with other players, not just spam the RPG with blocks of text that are irrelevant to everyone else, just because you’re Foes, BBFs, or BF/GF.
What your character is called.
Student - Teacher/Staff
Preps, Jocks, Skaters, Emos, Punks, Goths, Loners, etc...
Coven - Non-Coven
How old you are, 17-19 is preferred, but 13-16 and 20 may be accepted.
Teachers/counselors/principles should be at least 23, to account for college. Other staff can be any age 20 and older.
Gender: Male, Female, Hermaphrodite, etc
Please note their gender identity if it’s different from their physical gender, you may also note orientation here if you wish.
How you act, +8 sentences
Remember a good character will have both positive and negative personality traits. Even popular kids can’t be completely Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu.
What you look like, +8 sentences (humans only please)
You may post an image, but you still need to fully describe your character.
Your past, +10 sentences
Please describe briefly their childhood, their life did not start in high school.
Anything else you want to say?
Lucy ‘Luc’ Briar
Punks & Goths
Luc is currently unsure about her gender identity and orientation, she knows she’s physically female, but is unsure otherwise.
Luc acts tough, but she’s really sensitive on the inside. When introduced to her mom’s latest boyfriend she commented ‘Whatever’ and stormed off to her room, where she stared at a picture of her dad for the next half hour.
Luc doesn’t have a lot of friends as a result of her tough act, which sometimes comes off as just cranky. And it doesn’t help her keep what friends she has, when she acts like she doesn’t care. She’s easy to fight with and willing to engage in a fight, but later when she’s alone she’ll cry about it. Only her mom knows that she cries, and that’s one person more that she’d like. She's easily embarassed like that. Like with friends, she has a tense relationship with her parents, and usually treats their boyfriends and girlfriends rather disrespectfully. Part of her wants her parents to get back together, but she knows deep down inside that things would probably be worse if they were.
Luc does not identify with the usual girly things; make-up, cute shoes, cheerleading, ponies, etc… or with particularly guy things, sports, cars, ect… and as a result has become unsure about her gender identity. The fact that she’s bi only compounds the problem, because she knows that she is female physically and that both her parents expect her to date guys, but occasionally she sees a girl she finds really attractive as well.
Luc prefers rock and metal music, played loudly. She even has a drum kit at her dad’s house, but her mom won’t even let her turn up her music past the halfway point in the apartment.
Luc is a scrawny teen, just over average height, who looks a tad androgynous. She has a slightly malnourished look and not much in the way of womanly curves or muscles. Naturally her hair is blonde, but she’s dyed it black with a few green and purple streaks, though her eyebrows and lighter complexion give away the true color. Her hair cut short, and has a rather spiky look. Her eyes are dull teal color, but she sometimes wears red contacts to give herself a ‘cooler’ look.
Luc dresses in a style somewhere between punk and goth, primarily torn black jeans with extra large safety pins to decorate them, and a black or purple tank top, under a black leather jacket decorated with rivets, spikes and chains. Completing the look she wears heavy black boots with chrome clasps, over fishnet stockings that no one ever sees, and a thick silver chain around her neck.
She doesn’t like formal events very much, but if she’s got to dress up, Luc will wear black slacks and a dark purple silk-like blouse. She refused to wear dress shoes and will still be wearing her boots, but she swaps out the chain necklace for a black ribbon choker.
Luc is the only child of a broken home. Her parents broke it off when she was just three and haven’t been on particularly friendly terms ever since. She doesn’t actually remember the time when the were together, but has fantasized about what it had been like having a ‘normal’ family.
As she reached school age, it was decided that she would live in her mom’s large top floor apartment downtown, going to stay with her dad, in his trailer, on weekends. Her mom tends to bring home a new boyfriend every three weeks, but her father has been seeing the same woman for the past six or seven years.
Luc was not a very good student in grade school. She didn’t really care, and was distracted by being caught in the middle of her parents constant bickering.
Her grades didn’t improve as she enter junior high, but she developed a growing interest in the occult and spent more time studying it, than studying for tests. At this point her mother pretty much gave up on lecturing her about getting better grades. Meanwhile, her father, wanting to be the fun parent had never discussed with her, his thoughts on education. Near the end of her first year of junior high she learned of a local legend, that a witch named Mrs. Bells once lived in their town, and that her house still stands today, though abandon.
Luc’s grades started to improved as she entered high school, one of her teachers finally being able to convince her that she needed better grades so she could support herself after school.
However, new distractions also started to creep into her life. Her father had become increasingly serious about his long time girlfriend, and was starting to consider proposing. Luc, unsure of what that would mean for her, started to lose sleep. She’s also became aware of some conflict concerning her own gender identity. And now she’s the keeper of what is apparently a spell book, having snuck into the Bells house with some friends.