We originally made this rp to play at casual but we think the level of detail and the ingenuity required to play would be best suited for Advanced. So we streamlined everything and brought it here.
If you're interested, there are only 2 female and 2 male spots. You can post your CS once we set up the OOC after seeing if there's enough interest. You'll have a 48 hour time period at that point to post your CS's then we'll chose the 4 characters we think will best work for the plot.
-Think old school horror.
-This rp will be hitchcockian in the way where it slowly builds up the terror. Like in the infamous shower scene in Psycho you never actually see the knife go in or the actress' naked body but you are terrified regardless.
-Classic horror, not the buckets of blood and graphic depictions you see now-a-days.
The ideal player:
-Someone that appreciates classic horror movies and thrillers and isn't here to just pull out a machine gun and shoot up the place.
-Someone that can think for themselves and be proactive about their storyline. We'll set up all the clues but it's up to you to tell us what you're going to be investigating. Be creative with your ideas. We'll guide you along if you get stuck, but we'd rather reward your investigations instead. There's no right or wrong way to figure out your mystery so keep us on our toes!
-Former plantation named The Rising Sun, now turned into a bed and breakfast
-Players start out as human but Demons, Psychics and Hunters all exist in New Orleans. You'll have an opportunity to join any of those factions or stay human.
-Keep it PG13, and if you want to go into sexual descriptions or extreme gore keep them in PM's.
-Minimum 1 paragraph. Try to progress the story with each post. Respect other players.
-Characters can be killed off if you want them to (grow bored of them), or if you drop out. You can always make new characters, but you can only have 1 active.
There is a house in New Orleans, they call the Rising Sun, and it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy, and God, I know I’m one.
You begin your story as a human, but no matter what choices you make, you’ll be less of one by the time you leave.
For one reason or another, your life has brought you to the Rising Sun this exact moment in time, and your life will never be the same. The moment you stepped across the white washed porch and into the musty interior of the former plantation, you began your journey. You will see things many humans will never even catch a glimpse of and it will put your sanity to the test. Do you hold onto your human convictions or do you cave in and become one with the supernatural. This is a story about morality, change and perseverance. This is your story.
Room #: (look at plantation for descriptions)
Appearance: (description required, photo optional)
Talents: (pick two) Athletics, Brawl, Dodge, Empathy, Expression, Intimidation, Leadership, Streetwise, Subterfuge
Skills: (pick two) Animal Ken, Crafts, Drive, Etiquette, Firearms, Melee, Performance, Security, Stealth, Survival
Knowledges: (pick two) Academics, Bureaucracy, Computer, Finance. Investigation, Law, Linguistics, Medicine, Occult, Politics, Science
(NPC characters only have half CS's)
Female1- June Bishop
Female2- Anelie Lemieux
Male1- Thomas Rivera
Male2- Nicholas Murphey
Name: June Bishop
Room #: 110
Appearance: Maybe it's due to her blindness, or perhaps she just prefers the darker image, either way, June only ever wears black. Even in the warmest Louisiana weather, she'll still be sporting a black dress. At first it might seem like she's always prepared for a funeral, but eventually you get used to it and see that it matches her strange and somewhat eerie personality.
Personality: June and Anelie are cousins and share a trait other than their redhair: they're both a little awkward. While Anelie is on the quite side, June can be just plain creepy. It's unsure whether or not this is intentional, but she does give off a strange vibe. June prefers to keep to herself, only speaking to the guests in short, cryptic messages, then returns to the shadows where she was previously lurking. She can most often be found curled up in a chair in the library, reading one of her braille books, which no one but her really knows what they're about. If you try to approach her usually one of two things will happen: she'll either whisper an unnerving reply or remain completely silent. Also don't be surprised if she does something unusual like follows you down the hallway in the middle of the night, smells you when you're not paying attention, or casually pats your rear, she'll just whisper the excuse 'I'm blind' then walk away. She's probably harmless but she's definitely a strange woman. Several people in town say that with her looks if she dressed a little more lively and stopped with the strange act, she could have easily found a husband, even with her disability, though several other people in town seem to think she's some sort of witch and should be avoided at all costs. The later of which claim that if you listen carefully on the balcony, you'll hear her singing a strange spell in the middle of the night, and you will also notice strange people arriving at the plantation wearing black cloaks every Saturday evening.
Background: June moved to New Orleans 5 years ago when The Rising Sun went on the market. By this time the plantation already had a very dark history so the price was lowered a great deal. June was quick to snatch it up despite it's bloody past (or perhaps BECAUSE of it) and promptly turned it into a bed and breakfast with the help of her cousin, Anelie. Her life before New Orleans is as cryptic as everything else involving June, but sometimes she will reveals bits and pieces, though half of them are probably a lie. She's often told people she lost her sight due to a deal with the devil, but that's probably her being sarcastic, right?
Name: Anelie Lemieux
Room #: 109
Appearance: Coming in at 5’6” and built surprisingly strong for such a lithe frame, Anelie appears elegant, even when doing the most unflattering chores. She usually wears simple floral sundresses and has very fair, lightly freckled skin that isn’t made for Louisiana’s hot, sunny climate. She has shoulder-length auburn hair and hazel eyes.
Personality: Intensely introverted, it can be very difficult to get her to say more than a few words at first. She tries to maintain a strict sense of privacy and tends to prefer to be on her own, but if one knows the right questions to ask, she might hold the answers to some rather unusual concerns...
Background: Hailing from France, June offered her younger cousin Anelie a job at her bed and breakfast. Both of them have their reasons for this arrangement: June needs help running the place with her disability, and Anelie has her own motivations to start a new life.
Name: Nicholas Murphy
Room #: 205
Appearance: Nick’s a strapping fellow at 6’, never seen without a roguish grin. He dresses somewhat grunge in jeans and flannel button-downs, but he likes to carry old-fashioned accessories such as pocket watches and other trinkets. He has wavy black hair and blue eyes.
Personality: He’s pleasant and gregarious, almost too easy to get along with at times. When he’s not shooting the breeze with another boarder or guest, he’s heckling June or having friends over or going out in the city.
Background: From Boston, Massachusetts, Nicholas moved to the New Orleans area to work at a friend’s bakery.
Name: Thomás Rivera
Room #: 205
Appearance: tan olive skin, often wearing a nice tailored suit, tall, lean, dark hair and eyes.
Personality: Thomas is very polite and formal upon first interactions, almost servant like in his cold and collected disposition. He keeps this facade up until you're either on his bad side, or (very rarely) he likes you, at which point you get to see his fiery passion and stubbornness.
Background: Born and raised in Mexico, Thomas grew up the only son to a single mother and lived in a poor and crime filled neighborhood. He quickly learned that honest work wouldn't bring him the money his mother needed to live comfortably, so he resorted to a variety of criminal actions until he found a certain niche that he excelled at. Once his mother was taken care of and he turned 18, Thomas moved to America to continue his work.
The House of the Rising Sun hosts a full century and a half of history and, to the current residents and visitors, it is much more than just a place of rest. Life there paints a picture of impossibly humid afternoons on the porch brightened by glasses of homemade lemonade, the musty scent of antique furniture well past its prime, and the buzz of mosquitoes swarming the fog of the bayou at dusk and dawn, lending to a sleepy mood that can leave you vulnerable. There's something iconic and welcoming in the quaint Antebellum facade, but if you open your eyes and ears to the very soul of the place, you might catch a glimpse of something unexpected… and, sometimes, unwelcome. Use caution when roaming the grounds at night, beware of the bayou, and know a person before you trust them.
106: (Creaky floorboard under an old oriental rug)
107: (Strange scratching sound coming from room 113 next door, but it’s sealed up.)
108: (Loose flap of wallpaper)
109: Taken: Anelie’s room
110: Taken: June’s room
111: (Clawing handprints on the back of the door that always bleed through new coats of paint)
201: (Window always opens itself)
202: (Strange indents in the back of the fireplace)
203: (Ceiling of closet is caving in)
204: Taken: Nicholas’ room
205: Taken: Thomás’ room
206: (Small presents are left on the windowsill every morning)
-Grounds consist of a hedgemaze, a large fountain, empty stables, groundskeeper shack and of course the main building.
-Map of main building: