Strangers in Fancy Hats IntChk (An original fantasy RP)
A world formed in the aftermath of a magical war is in the midst of war once again. The Varúl to the East, a race of wolf-men, are trying to expand their borders to gain the hunting grounds necessary for their survival, while a revolution is brewing in the Demonic capital of al-Din to the North as Humans attempt to be seen as equals to the Demons and pale-skinned Daolo. To the southwest lies an unexplored wilderness from which evil spirits are emerging, forcing the locals to resort to magic to fight them. In the center of it all lies a small farming town, a peaceful recluse from the chaos around it. The town doesn't get many visitors, as anyone travelling between the three wars travels around the border instead of taking the mountainous paths leading through the center of the land, so when a group of strangers in fancy clothes arrives at the local tavern, they cause quite a stir.
That night, a townsman is murdered. Several of the townsfolk immediately blame the strangers, who deny they had anything to do with it. Tensions mount as the strangers appear to be investigating the murder, while the family and friends of the victim are still openly hostile towards the strangers. A few of the townsfolk, trying to avoid a violent confrontation, attempt to defuse the situation with little success, while others just want the strangers to leave town and never return.
This is my first RP in a while, but I need a creative outlet at the moment so I dreamed this up.
- Humans, as usual. They are generally mistrusted and avoided if possible by the other races, and are usually treated as second-class citizens.
- Daolo. Tall and thin, with pale skin, bald heads and sunken dark eyes, Daolo are survivors of the magical war that created the world. They are not very common, and can only be created by magic these days, usually requiring a sacrifice, but they live for more than twice as long as humans, sometimes up to 250 years.
- Demons. The warrior race of this world, and more common than even humans. They have dark skin and blood-red hair. Demons live for only 40-50 years but grow to adulthood in only 5, and their old age generally only lasts a year or two.
- Varúl, the Man-Wolves. Though the Demons and Daolo are currently at war with them, the occasional Varúl can be found residing in Demonic towns, though they are treated with something between fear and disgust.
The players will choose between townsfolk and strangers, and once everyone has chosen I will PM the strangers telling them if they had anything to do with the murders. The RP will obviously be about the investigation of the murder, but I suspect subplots will emerge.
This being casual, I will be expecting a 5 sentence minimum and good grammar.
If this gets a decent amount of interest (4-6 players would be optimal, but more is fine), then I will expand on the idea a bit and post the OOC. Feel free to ask questions, though bear in mind a lot of the answers might be made up on the spot.