This is where we keep track of the highlights from the first annual Hunger Games. This will be updated with every new highlight(s)--so check up on it every once in a while :)
The capitol fell in love with the sight of the youngest tribute walking, hand in hand with Huxley, sticking so close they were practically pressed against one another. The scared look on Nixie's face, and the determined eyes of Huxley as he stared ahead, slightly in front of the young girl. He looked like a guard dog, like a stone sentinel! This first image will forever be etched into the viewers minds whenever they think of Huxley or Nixie.
The crowd was inspired by the district pride shown by these two tributes! Their enthusiasm for the games, their bold casping of hands, and their team spirit, in the face of the danger ahead, made the Capitol ROAR in approval. They love a good fight, and this pair looks to give the other tributes a real challenge. Their team spirit, "FOR DISTRICT FOR" will always be remembered when Coral or Eric's name is mentioned in passing.
Like Coral and Eric, their enthusiasm and District Pride set them apart; the image of Anastasia being held over Mo's head is iconic in the minds of the capitol! They are heralded as the answer to District 4
(Bolded names are the ones who drew the most attention. If both are bolded, the capitol and districts loved each roughly equally.
DISTRICT 3: Nixie Rellia and Huxley Calderon
Their display of him being a protector and Nixie being the innocent girl in need of a hero has captured the hearts of the capitol--they garnered much of the attention during the tribute parade, and stole away a great deal of attention from the other tributes. The way Huxley stood, Nixie's arms around him, flexing his muscles--and Nixie, kissing his cheek--these are images that will be etched in the minds of the districts and capitol alike for years to come. The other districts will probably not be too happy about this, but Huxley and Nixie are practically guaranteed at least one sponsor after their bold display of teamwork in an event that is largely every man or woman for themselves.
District 4: Coral Moir and Eric
Their outfits were stunning--but district 3 was stealing much of her thunder. That is, until she kissed her district partner, Eric, full on the lips. That got the attention of the districts and capitol--all of whom are asking the same burning question: are the district 4 tributes lovers? Needless to say, her very public display, matched with their prom king and queen outfits, has drawn much attention to this set of tributes, and probably a sponsor or two in the process.
District 8: Rossaria Hillblossom and Kayotte Riverwood
Kayotte is the only one who drew attention in this pairing--his young age followed by his super enthusiastic attitude at the reaping--and then his Spartan appearance in the parade drew the attention of the more bloodthirsty in the capitol. It also drew the attention of districts and other tribute's families, as he looks like a dangerous foe. Already he is building the reputation as a fierce competitor--but will he manage to hold the attention of the audience? Can he draw as much attention to himself as districts 3 and 4? This remains to be seen.
District 10: Michelle Ryder and Derick Albright
The Capitol is not used to seeing scars--and Michelle showed hers! In fact, she drew all of the attention away from Derick, and as such, he is thus far unlikely to gain sponsorship. On the other hand, Ryder has made people wonder what she has been through, where the scars came from. People are starting to talk about how she may be tougher than she looks--there are even rumors spreading about that she was possibly quite the trouble maker in her district. Was she punished by peacekeepers? Nobody has said anything, just adding to the mystique of it all.
District 11: Amaranth Lindelle and Jake Miles
She looks like a ninja, she acted like an assassin during the parade--Amaranth Lindelle drew a LOT of attention to herself. In so doing, she made her district partner look quite foolish--even if unintentionally. Now she is viewed as a possible huge threat in the games; and she is likely to draw sponsors because of it. The real question remains, however: can her training score match up to her looks, or will she lose respect after training is over? We shall have to wait and see, but for now Amaranth Lindelle's name and face is recognized all throughout the capitol and the districts.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you to the very first annual HUNGER GAMES! This is going to be marvelous folks, just marvelous! For the first time EVER, all 12 districts, in penance for starting the uprising against the capitol, have to select one male and one female to participate in a battle to the death. A televised battle--and we will constantly update you on what is happening. I'll be providing commentary, along with my partner here Amina!"
"Thanks Talus, yes this is going to be a great show. We will have 24 total tributes, in a giant outdoor arena. The so called game-makers will have complete control of everything from muttations to the wheather! AND at the center is a cornecopia, where we stash all kinds of useful items for the tributes to make use of."
"Not to mention, Amina, the great labarynth surrounding the Cornecopia. Not only is it a difficult maze, but it has a few traps too; just to keep the tributes on their toes!"
"Indeed it does, Talus, indeed it does. I am so excited about this! I can't wait to see the Tributes in training, see the skills they choose to learn, and oh! The Games themselves. This is a wonderful time for Panam, isn't it?"
"VERY wonderful. Well, the tributes are about to be introduced, so let's get on with the very first Hunger Games!"....
First, as you can tell, this takes place during the very first Hunger Games. This way, we can have anyone we want to be a victor, AND have all OCs, and yet still remain true to the Hunger Games canon. It is win-win for everyone!
The arena itself is going to be set in an ancient ruins setting. There will be ruins, and forest, probably some sort of plains and outlying area. In the center, the Cornucopia is still there, BUT it is surrounded by a Labyrinth full of dangerous traps. The weapons provided are all primitive stuff like knives and spears.
The RP will start during the reaping, and take us through the interviews, training, all of that good stuff. I plan on this being a long-term RP so, we can take our time and really enjoy it. I also didn't plan on being stickler on post length, so long as it is one paragraph at very least, and of good quality.
***NOTE TO EVERYONE IN THE RP***
Once two or all of your tributes have been killed, you can TAKE UP AN NPC as your player character, turning them into "main" Characters. Yes, this means you will have to stick to established names (for named NPCs), BUT--you will have free reign with everything else about them, from their personalities to their background (just stick to any history info that was revealed in game about them, IF ANY. This will keep those of us who aren't the victors, in the games. Also, and this relates to
Jannah who's character Coral was chosen by RNG to be victor, once Coral has won the games, Plum and Faith (if they choose to), and myself
will be the ones RPing the NPCs such as our Flickerman ancestor, for your post-games interviews, as well as other NPCs as you return to the district. Then, you will be able to finish us off with a fantastic ending post, maybe with an epilogue that will set the stage for our sequel, the 2nd Hunger Games :D
Special thanks to Jannah for drawing us up an Arena map.
I created a map. Just so the newer people know, inside the ancient ruins that contain the labyrinth will be various booby traps and also the cornucopia(located at the back). That forces tributes to pretty much have to go inside. I also marked some of the tracker jacker nests and nightlock bushes although not all of them because I feel there should be some element of surprise as well . Also, notice how tributes pretty much have to venture through the forest to get to the only source of fresh water. Aren't I...erm...the gamemakers cruel?
Are we all going to only have a single character? I had an idea maybe we could be in a quarter quarrel or something like that but ours could be they take three instead of just two and we all could start from a district together?
Glad you made it here Eureka!
A quarter quell would be good--just so long as it's not one mentioned in the book (I believe the only two mentioned are the 50th and 75th--so we'd be in the 25th). I had planned on us RPing other tributes too--just that our "main" RP characters would be the central story.
Although, not sure how well taking 3 would work. For one thing, they took 4 in Hamiche's quartet quell; double the tributes in each district. So a similar quell was already done. Of course, nothing saying they didn't do 3 in the first quell.
But my other issue is the lack of symmetry. The Capitol has shown themselves to take 1 male and 1 female tribute--and in the 50th quell, taking 2 and 2. Would they take two females and a male? Two males and a female? I'm not against it, these are just my questions on how we could make this a possibility.
The idea of a hunger games where female tributes outnumber the male tributes is quite the fun and interesting idea though, I must say.
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Oh yeah, you and plum feel free to go ahead and discuss ideas while I am away :)
We could all be from different Districts and meet up?
And we could state this takes place in an alternate universe so it doesn't matter if any of our events would overlap. For the most part everything can be the same but we can change whatever we want.
True...Or two of our "main characters" could be from the same district, the third could meet with them during training. There's any number of ways we could do this. Heck, we could "alter" the Hunger Games a bit, so NORMALLY 3 tributes are chosen, picked randomly--none of this one woman, one male, but instead ONE ball of names drawn. IDK, just another idea to toss out there.
I think we should do the 25th, since we can work with that one very easily. It would go hand in hand with pairing characters and planning a story. We could even add our own twist to the Quarter Quell since not much information is found for the 25th.
I would also suggest to we each take one district and play both contributes. Or one female from one district and one male from another, so we can mix it up a bit. Also another idea is we could do the very first Hunger Games. Go into a small history (of our own) how the hunger games began and how chaotic it was to hold the first Hunger Games ever.
The first ever Hunger Games could be a lot of fun--plus, that would leave our own characters open to be ex rebels from the original Uprising in Panam! Fantastic idea, Plum. My thoughts where on us each controlling a characters from different districts to, as you put it, mix things up a bit. Bearing in mind, of course, that we have to sacrifice some of our characters right away at the Cornucopia battle that always takes place the first minutes of the Games.
So yeah, I'd really like to do the first ever Hunger games, what a great idea! You up for that too Eureka?
Eureka, it seems, might have lost interest. She's not posting, anyway, nor have I heard from her. SO, here's what we have thus far:
1. This takes place as the very first annual Hunger Games
2. We will control characters from differing districts (allows for a nice mix of characters)
3. The plot will revolve around our "main" characters, whoever those end up being
4. It will take place from the reaping all the way through the end after the Victor is crowned. Possibly even after that, if we want to keep going.
Pretty much sums up what we have so far.
Thanks for the invite :). Before I read any further I do have an idea for an awesome arena. It was created for another HG RP that I was supposed to be in that died. However, here it goes: I was thinking some kind of ancient ruins. There's a body of water, a few hills, the cornucopia, and then in the centre there's a labyrinth inside ancient ruins. I figured it would be challenging for the tributes since they would have to actually find each other before going in for the kill. What y'all think? Good? Bad?
It is a good concept, I like it--one thing though. The cornecopia is usually in the center of each arena yes? Now we COULD say that this tradition didn't start until a few Hunger Games later, which is NOT unreasonable. After all, things would have evolved over 75 years, yes?
I like it, a maze, ancient ruins, water, hills....it has everything! Now, one thing: can you clarify this labyrinth idea? Is the entire arena a labyrinth, or is this just a part of the arena? Because if it was just part of it, then the tributes could just avoid going through it to find eachother, or use it as a hiding place if they are the Fox-face type that avoids confrontation.
And you are welcome for the invite! I know that Plum told me earlier she didn't mind other people being involved (this was originally a group idea that didn't get a lot of interest so we switched it to 1x1). I do think we should keep it a small knit group though; there will be us, maybe a couple others if we see fit to invite them. Possibly a replacement for Eureka if she doesn't post, but maybe not. 3 people makes a nice little trio I think for RPing, and gives us each 4 tributes to RP :p If we DO bring in a fourth, I don't mind that either. Just tossing stuff out there, as usual.