Life Behind Walls
Being small has its advantages. A crumb is a meal, a thread is a rope, and a pin is a sword. Then again a cat is a monster, a splinter is a spike, and a human well a human is how you die very very fast.
Me and my family live in house number 24 on Tyebolt Way. Its part of a number of houses all put together side by side. The humans do this to save space. For us it opens many opportunities. Houses 20 to 25 are all connected, and thus so are the borrower families. We've all been here for a really long time. My family goes back four generations, but with every new family of big people we find new challenges come. This year a new group of them have moved into house 25. They're loud noisy and very nosy. We need to be extra careful about them. The thing is they have all sorts of new things.
So long as the big people don't see us we can go on our merry way. If we interfere too much they may start looking for us, and that never ends well. That's why we have all of our passages in the walls. once you can traverse those you can get anywhere. If you are really brave you go out into the garden. Occasionally we can pick herbs or other handy things, but outside the house is as dangerous if not more than outside the walls.
Role: You play a borrower. You of course act as a provider for your family, and must traverse the dangerous household to do so. The five borrower families are in mostly good standing with one another, and will usually help the other. They trade and socialize often with house 23 being the "town center" if you would. It is an ancient rule that you don't let humans see you, and you are not to try to interact with them. If you do well depending on how and who you interact with different things may happen, so be careful!
Setting Note: most major tech doesn't exist. No cell phones, no computers. There is no real set year for this, but think sort of the fifties, and yeah we're in Britain ((but no need for accents or anything)). The borrowers world inside the walls is very clever and has all sorts of contraptions to get around. So its sort of steam-punk, but with no steam. Its bits and pieces of big people stuff put to new use for borrowers.
Name: ((last names tend to be household items. ex. Cup, Table, Pin))
Gender: (M or F. for simplicity))
Age: ((16+ if you are playing an older person no being a creepy weirdo. *glares at a certain someone))
Appearance: Photo works fine.
Personality: Whats your opinion on the big people? how do you act when you are borrowing? with your family? what makes you tick?
Background: what is your family history? what has happened in your life? Any great borrowing tales?
Belongings: the things you take with you while borrowing. remember you are about as tall as a pop/soda can.
Family: parents? siblings? these are just needed so we know who else lives in the houses. families can have up to 5 people which includes you. No need to go all out just show who they are when you have to in the story.
Name: Jasper Bolt
Personality: Jasper is infinitely known for his love of tinkering. Every time he returns home he has some new bit of junk which he attempts to make into a new doodad. He has one major issue though. He only has one tool: his wrench. He knew taking any more would make the child notice, so he has to wait it out, and the family got rid of the toy before he could. So he still works on his projects using his wrench in many ways. This also shows his ingenuity. He thinks out problems, and uses things in odd ways to get to his goals. He's mostly quiet as his odd habits put people off. He rambles, and is a bit hyper, but really he's just excited that he's got so many ideas.
Background: The Bolt family are the go to metal masters of the block. They are known for their skills in picking up bits and bobs from the big people's father's workshop. If you ever need a nail or a bolt, hmmm, then you go to these guys. Jasper went borrowing since he was sixteen. He has always enjoyed the thrilling search for more stuff, but he finds it so hard not to take too much. One time he took an entire hard-boiled egg back home. It was one heck of a Christmas that year.
Belongings: pair of goggles made using glass beads, a wrench from a child's toy car play set, a watch battery hooked up to a bulb to make a flash light, and a backpack.
Family: Father Brett Bolt. Mother Elise Bolt. Older Brother Markus Bolt.