We are a circus worthy of hell itself. We are not your common Cirque, no. We are much more than that. We are Judgement and Damnation! Our tents appear out of the blue, where once an empty field stood, a ring of tents enclosed in a wrought iron gate now stands, along with with a sign inscribed "Opens Only At Dusk". We're only in town for one night and one night alone. No one knows how we got there nor exactly what time, all they know is that we are there and that their lives shall be changed forever, maybe for better, but most likely for worse... How will some fare?
The main characters are murderers and we go around the world condemning those who have committed major sins or are just very bad and wrong people who think their actions are okay, we condemn them to torture and death; hence the name Hell's Circus. We do hell's job for them.Lots of NPC's because there shall be lots of victims. There are multiple tents, usual tents you would have in a circus except with a demented twist which I shall be listing and having descriptions of. So I know you're reading this, say Hell's grateful for the vacation, somewhere in your first post on here. You also must know it is when the clock mounted on top of the largest, center tent strikes midnight is when the circus's inhabitants start to play their 'Game of Condemnation', or 'Dates with Damnation'.
Are you about to join, fleeing your hometown we have stopped in? Or are you already a part of Cirque de l'enfer? Indeed, either way, you're going to lead a very interesting way of life...
The Master Tent: This is where the Main Show before midnight is held. This is where the Ringmaster spends most of his time. And also all of the vistors are gathered to join before the Main Event of The Evening Happens.
The Halls Of Illusion: The Halls Of Illusion is kind of a ride but not really. People get into a sort of roller coaster cart that is on tracks, where the worst of the victims are taken.
The Jokers Deck: This is where all of the clowns of the circus reside. They sleep here, and this is where their games take places.
The Magicians Manor: Where all the Magicians and illusionist reside and Preform. This place is completely magic all the way around from alchemy symbols to astrology towers.
The Trapeze Tent: this is where the acrobats live and preform mostly. Notice there is noting on the ground but everything is suspended in air by hooks wires and ladders.
The Maze Tent: This is a horrific Maze where some of the less cruel victims are take. With traps and bloody thirsty creatures. If you survive you are set free if not well then your just another carcass added to the pile of continuously stacking bones....most don't survive though.
Tent of Horrors: The Tent Of Horrors is a tent where all of the circuses 'freaks' live. From conjoined twins, the bearded lady, the reptile boy, the slender man, to even girl with 100 piercings.
Sinless Sanctuary: The house in which the Claimed innocents- that don't end up living in the same place as the one who Claimed them, i.e. those without real talents to the cirque- live and grow. They can of course come out whenever they want, when there's not a show going on. They can watch the shows, but most don't after the first few times. Many children, and even a few adults by now, live here. It's their Sanctuary and they may do what they please. They choose to live there and they can choose to leave for 'normal' life whenever they so wish.
Original Idea by SharpieLurve
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1. You must use a picture and give a general description of your character's appearance.
2. Put effort into the history at least.
3. I am the GM, my word is law so don't argue. If I tell you something has to be changed or adjusted so that the story and your characters are smoother, don't argue
4. Casual Roleplay. Roleplay here if you enjoy writing at least a paragraph or two, character development, and some depth. Acceptable spelling and grammar required.
5. Everyone will post once per round, and I will start off each new round. Except for that, there is no order.
6. If someone does not post after 48 hours, we will skip there turn since they'd be holding up the posting.
7. Make OOC comments in the OOC thread, not the IC.
8. No god-moding.
9. Try to write in 3rd person point of view "He/She went out and *character's name* just knew it was not going to end well."
10. You can have more than one character!
More rules may be added.
Ringmaster: Taken Ana
Impeccable Illusionist: Taken Ana
Clown King/Queen: Taken Vancrux
Master Magician: Taken Rultaos
Top Trapezist: Taken Sharpie
You can of course make your own character that is not one of the tent leaders...Feel free to make your character as crazy and homicidal as possible, they have to be part of the circus, or end up becoming part of the circus after the show in the character's town.
Character Sheet: (You can always ask me if you have questions)
Appearance: MUST have a picture, it can be cartoon, anime, real or whatever, but I want a picture. You can write a small description next to said picture.
Name and Stage Name:
Age: 17+ (Innocents can be any age)
Role In The Circus:
Talents and Arts Of Killing Choice:
History: Tell Me how you joined the circus and why.
Damian Donohue (Demon Donny)-Ringmaster ~ AnaSilan SunjaAppearance: Black, fringed hair and pure amber brown/red eyes. He does not have the tattoos on his face. Everything else, outfit and all, is the same.
Name and Stage Name: (Real) Damian Donahue (Stage) Demon Donny
Role In The Circus: Ringmaster
Talents and Arts Of Killing Choice: He has a black staff with a blue gem and skull on top. Concealed within it is the sword that all Ringmasters before him have used as their main weapon of slaughter. He, like all Ringmasters before him, is a professional Swordsman, and only uses blades as a killing choice. Because of this, he also has variety of daggers hidden on his person as well.
Personality: Damian is held together and commanding- being the Ringmaster, he must be- but off-time, he is fun and can be just as crazy as all the others. Around his wife, Dolly, and his 'little sister' Saiwala Siuns, he is the most affectionate and open with his emotions. But, as said before, he is a strict Ringmaster, not wanting anything to go wrong, for if they slip up, one might get away and the circus could get caught. Calm and collected, strategic, and charming are a few other words that could be used by people that don't even know him, to describe him.
History: Born in the circus and raised by his father- his mother having died giving birth to Damian- Damian has known no different ways than those of the circus, and treats all those within the cirque like family. because they are, after all. At age 6, two of the cirque's best Illusionists had a child together. The baby girl had instantly taken a liking to Damian, and vice versa. He even got to name her. Since their last name was Siuns, meaning Sight- ironic for illusionists- Damian name the baby girl Saiwala, meaning mind. Thus, Mind Sight, as she was bound to go into her parents profession, he decided the name was appropriate for one who would be messing with the mind's sight and perception.
At age 9, Damia- "Dami! jus' Dami!" Saiwala 'Sai' demanded- his father came back into the Tent with a girl his age, and they quickly struck a friendship and bond. He even let her around Saiwala, whom he'd become very protective of. Raised together under the same roof- er... Tent, they spent almost their entire time together, little Saiwala tagging along quite a bit- though she was much less energetic and excited after her parents died. When his father passed, he took the reigns as Ringmaster and ran the circus just as traditionally- if not a little more gory- as his father. Soon, he began paying more attention to his childhood friend, Dolly, and realized how beautiful the- now- young woman had become. It didn't take long, and sooner than later, they were married and ready to keep the Circus going, together. He simply calls her 'Darling' or 'Dearest' or both as a nickname. Nicknames for Saiwala are 'Sai', 'Sis', and 'Dear'. 'Dearest' for Dolly, 'Dear', for Saiwala.
Saiwala Siuns (Violin the Mystique)-Impeccable Illusionist ~ AnaSilan Sunja
Appearance: Exactly how she looks in the picture, with black lipstick. Her eyes are... odd to explain, so here.
Name and Stage Name: (Real) Saiwala Siuns (Stage) Violin the Mystique
Role In The Circus: Impeccable Illusionist
Talents and Arts Of Killing Choice: Music from her Violin hypnotizes the victims and creates illusions. Depending on the pitch, amount of time she takes to pull the bow across the strings, pace, etc., the mood is affected greatly and it also decides the pace of the victims death/suicide. Killing choice would have to be making them go so crazy from the illusions- usually through guilt, grief, and regret- that they commit suicide in the most gruesome way they could think of. If she does not feel like using this method, she would go around with a metal violin- not one to be played, but one for violence - and bashes their brains in.
Personality: Rather calm and collected for a killer, and doesn't give much of a hint that she is one. She's quiet sometimes, but other times she will be quite vocal. When it comes to the very height of the kill, a dark smile will spread across her face and she may let out a laugh. At very rare times she would be happy for a while, but mostly she seems rather emotionless, with a monotone voice when speaking to others; though during the kills, her voice would be soft and smooth even when her actions are violent. She shows no grief or remorse for the murders. She grew up this way and the victims deserve it, after all.
History: Sai has been in the Circus ever since her birth, having parents with the same talents that she now possesses. She was raised by the circus folk, but mostly her 'big brother' Damian 'Dami' Donahue, her parents, and Damian's dad, Daemon, the now passed Ringmaster. She was trained by her parents for ten years before her mom died, then her father a year after. Unfortunately for those two, some of their victims weren't so helpless. Weapon checks have been mandatory yet discreet ever since then. Upon her parents' deaths, Sai became more withdrawn, any bit of morals she had left slipped away and she became quiet, only Damian was able to coax her into talking, usually by bribing her with promises that she could practice her illusions on him. It was an odd bargain, but she never gave him bad...at least not too bad of illusions. He's one of the reasons that she is so good. Good enough to have become the Impeccable Illusionist and was able to run the whole of the Illusionists. So obviously, at now, 20 years old, she is a master at what she does. Each performance gives her more confidence in what she does, thus allowing her and her power to grow stronger.
Sai was the first one Damian told about his feelings for Dolly, that he was going to propose, that they were getting married, the lot of it. She is his confidante and vice versa. They are like actual siblings, except that they don't fight because if they are having issues, the other offers themselves as practice as stress relief. Sai practices her illusions on Dami, Dami throw his daggers at Sai on the spinning board- which is actually an act they do together as well- and they swordfight together as a double-stress reliever.
Dolores Donahue (Dolly)-Top Trapezist ~ SharpieLurve
Abigail Sweets Stage (Muted Gabby) ~ SharpieLurve
Nathaniel Pearce (Notorious Nat)-with assistant Chain- ~ Rultaos
Oscar Abreu (Kenneth the Clown) ~ Vancrux
Esmerelda (Madame Vedona) ~ Myst
Molly Grant (Chance) ~ Myst
Thysia Di Dormi (Gambit) ~ AnaSilan Sunja
Gareth Radcliffe (Igneous) ~ Lord Pie
Danielle "Dani" Colton (Innocent, no stage name) ~ Myst
Toby Logan (Innocent, no stage name) ~ AnaSilan Sunja
CHARACTERS' LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:
Damian Donohue (Demon Donny)- Master Tent.
Saiwala Siuns (Violin the Mystique)- Magicians Manor, but the Master Tent on her bad days.
Dolores Donahue (Dolly)- Master Tent.
Abigail Sweets Stage (Muted Gabby) - Tent of Horrors.
Nathaniel Pearce (Notorious Nat)- Magicians Manor.
Oscar Abreu (Kenneth the Clown)- Jokers Deck.
Esmerelda (Madame Vedona)- A smaller room attached to the side of Magicians Manor.
Molly Grant (Chance)- Jokers Deck.
Thysia Di Dormi (Gambit)- Soon to be the Magicians Manor.
Gareth Radcliffe (Igneous)- Tent of Horrors.
Toby Logan- Sinless Sanctuary and Jokers Deck, depending on the day.