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Character Death Count: 4



Overview

Location: Egypt
Time Frame: 1924
Rp Tags: Historical, Slice-Of-Life, High Casual, Advanced, Large Group, Romance, Crime, Thriller, Black Comedy, Murder Mystery, Fantasy, Mythological
Type Of RP: This is a period mystery drama. It will have a lot of twists and turns. There will be clues given in posts that you can keep track of to help solve the mysteries as they unfold. Now, something very important - CHARACTERS CAN AND WILL DIE! This will be done randomly when events arise. It can happen to anyone at anytime without warning. You have been warned and I suggest a back up character to pull into the fray if that happens.
Goal Of RP: The actual goal of the RP is not just to Rp but to actually solve the case. You as the Rper collect anything you see placed in posts as your clues and keep track of them. When you think you know you will submit it to the GM via PM - As each case is solved, more will unfold and new chapters will spring forth. (More details are listed below)
Age Requirements: Minimal age for characters is 21, Max age is 70.



Premise


It is the year 1924 and the Tutankhamen craze has taken the world by storm. Ever since the discovery and opening of King Tut's Tomb within the Valley of the Kings the world's eye has been watching Egypt as if it was the Eye of Ra itself. From clothing to home decor; everything seems to be touched by the madness that has sprung up because of the discovery KV62 brought the world thanks to the archaeologist Howard Carter on November 26th, 1922.

With a new discovery though means the seal to the past has been broken. Since that day a weird slew of mysteries has begun to take over not only the Valley Of The Kings but Cairo, as well as other locations in the world. It is said to have begun the very night the tomb was opened when Egyptologist James Breasted came home to find his canary gone and in its place a Royal Cobra whom had eaten it. The Royal Cobra was the symbol of the Egyptian Monarchy and from there the curse of the Pharaoh grew. Pets and illnesses were not the limit of Gods wrath, Death was on the menu.

One such is the death of the financial backer of Carters excavation; Lord Carnarvon. Dying under mysterious circumstances on April 5th, 1923. He died in the Grand Continental Hotel after what appeared to be a mosquito bite that became infected after it was cut while he was shaving on March 19th of the same year. A long death which to some attribute to being involved with the desecration of Tutankhamens Tomb; but we don't believe in all the silly blather about a mummy's curse do we?

What if I were to tell you that he was not the last to die after being in or near the tomb? What about George Gould, the railroad tycoon that visited the tomb then died on the French Riviera suddenly from a fever that came out of nowhere? How about Prince Bey who was shot by his wife suddenly? What about Colonel Herbert, Lord Carnarvon's half brother, who was blinded and died of blood poisoning less than a year after the tomb was opened? Then there was Sir Douglas-Reid who X-Rayed the boy king and died of a mysterious illness just earlier this year.

And then we have what happened on the day of June 14th of this year. Over in England at Beacon Hill we have had a grave robbing. The resting place of Lord Carnarvon in Burghclere, Hampshire has been dug up and his wife Almina reported that nothing was taken but one item. An Udjtat was stolen from around the neck of her now deceased husbands neck; one he had acquired even before he opened the tomb of the King. Seems that more and more is going missing and the rumors are flying.

Our story begins in Cairo. Vera Munn, the niece of Lord Carnorvon, is working at the Egyptian Museum thanks to the curator feeling as if he owes her uncle a favor. Vera is in search of the truth behind her uncles death. She doesn't believe in fairy-tales and hokum; she believes if she can see it and touch it then it is real. That doesn't stop her fascination with the ancient world of Egypt but she wants to know who robed her uncles resting place and why he died.

Now, why are you in Cairo? Are you just another treasure hunter hoping to cash in on the craze? Have you been sent by another country to investigate the death of perhaps someone of high rank? Do you wish to stop the opening of more tombs and the loss of Egypt's wealth to foreigners? Perhaps you are a simple tour guide just enjoying the influx of currency to the region. Either way it does not matter. Like the Sands of Time being drawn through the hour glass you and others will be pulled into this story and be a part of how it unfolds. Each of you have been plagued by a vision, a dream of a single item. Egypt is calling you my lovelies and adventure awaits.



Characters
*Denotes Character Has Been Approved For RP

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Dead/Murdered(?):



Housing In Cairo

*The housing will be assigned by the Gm after your CS is submitted and approved. It will be partially random - Depending on the character history each character will be assigned chances at particular housing and then the dice will decide. The GM will inform you if your CS is approved what your house is.

Grand Continental Hotel - E10



Savoy Hotel - D10



National Hotel - D10



Prison Department - D10



Qasr El Nil Barracks - C10/D10



Garden City - C11



Y.W.C.A. - D10



Gheit el Idda - E10



Shepheard's Hotel - E9





Maps Of Egypt

These maps are here to give Rpers the best possible idea of the layout of Egypt. Some areas are broken down into other maps to give you specific locations that are crammed into a certain are, others stand alone. These maps will be updated through out the RP. If I miss something, tag me or pm me so that I can address it.

Cairo:


Character Sheet

Please, make sure you have actually read the rules for this RP before you even attempt to fill this out. Seriously, read. And, before I forget - NO PREDONE COUPLES OR LOVE INTERESTS! (Seriously, it ruins shit. Remember while romance is welcome it is not the main reason of this RP. If you want to ship your character it has to be done organically and in the RP over time. If you pull a "we just met today and they are now madly in love and will die for each other" - You will.)

This CS must be filled out as specified in the rules and the explanations in the CS code itself. Do not submit a WIP to me. Remember, please do not reuse a character you have used before for this RP. (I do love to lurk in people's character sheet topic and other Rps. >.>) - Character Images are not required but are encouraged. (In place, please make sure to do further in detail in the appearance section of the CS) - Age Calculator - RP Starting Date is Oct 3rd, 1924

Special Note!!! - Those of you in DTB - You may create a character for this that would be the ancestor of your character in DTB!!! (Now, isn't that a hell of a tie in!) ~Note: Do not make the character a direct ancestor, just in case they die you don't want your character in DTB to *poof* if you get my drift.~





Relation/Clue Sheet & Header

*If you solve the case - Submit your answer and how you came to it to the GM via PM!!!

This sheet will be required at a certain point in the RP to remain in the RP, and it will have to be updated through out the RP. (Required submission/update times will be given in the OOC as needed.) - Take notes, use this as your tool. Remember, even though your character might not have a clue, this sheet is of dual nature. Relations are for your character with other characters. Clues are what you are spotting in anything I put out there or have others place in their posts. So look for patterns, hints, and more. You could find them in IC, the CS's, here in the original OOC post. You never know when I might drop a hint.

If you are confused by something, ask me. The worst you will get from me is - No Spoilers. The best might be the clarification you need to solve the crime!

Remember, this is a Mystery RP. You are trying to solve the case(s). Each case solving leads to another. There are rewards granted for sticking it out and surviving each chapter of the RP. Those that solve the case get even more. These can be anything from additional skills granted, to special abilities, artifacts for your characters that can come into play, and even up to a Get Out Of Death Roll Free Card to be used in any of my Rps! (Wouldn't it be nice to give LLA the finger and say "Not today Satan!"?)



Header: *Headers must be used at the top of each IC post.




Sound Track



  • Forever May Not Be Long Enough - Live (Opening Scene)
  • Egypt - Kate Bush (Vera's Theme Song)
  • It's a Long Way to Tipperary - Robert Mandell (Harry's Theme Song)
  • I want it all - Queen (Haakon's Theme Song)
  • Burn with Me - Amaranthe (Aziza's Theme Song)
  • Applause - Lady Gaga (Josephine's Theme Song)
  • Why don't you get a job - Offspring (Abbas's Theme Song)
  • After you've gone - Ruth Etting (Nora's Theme Song)
  • Royal Air Force March - Walford Davies (Reginald's Theme Song)
  • Trinity - Amaranthe (Lauren's Theme Song)
  • Indiana Jones Theme - John Williams (William's Theme)
  • The Sands of Time - Time Only Knows (Priscilla's Theme)
  • The Cave - Mumford & Sons (Mahendra's Theme)
  • Give Me Back My Life - Papa Roach (Peter's Theme)
  • What the Water Gave Me - Florence + the Machine (George's Theme)




Quick Note

Many of the images and background for this RP are based in factual history. Names, places, maps, even images are heavily sprinkled with truth, in fact some of it is right out of a History Books and The Library of Congress. That being said - please remember the following - This is not "Earth." This is the Lady A Universe, so while much might be based on fact - I am pulling a "rewriting it to be what I need for the story" moment - You know, like the actual history channel does. Why am I telling you this and putting it out there? Simple, because if it comes up, and I know it will, that so and so didn't do this or this god was meant to represent that... I don't care. It has been changed for the purpose of the RP, so arguing over it is only going to get you directed to the Rules - Gm is Goddess, Gm has final say in all matters.
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Heeeere we go! :P

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@Pundii Walsh is good to go.

The dice have determined that Walsh owns a small 1 bedroom flat in the Gheit el Idda district. Quadrant E10. It is on the second story, which is the top floor for his building. The building is a smaller one sandwiched between two other buildings and only has two apartments - the main floor on the street level and Walsh's above. It is a large room for the main living/office area with a small kitchen off to the side along one wall, there is opening between the main area and the bedroom area that has no door but a curtain in it's place. There is a ceiling fan over each room and large windows that have cross hatched shutters you can see through, no glass on the windows. It is sparsely furnished.

In the Cs place the following - Gheit el Idda, apartment on Shari Hasen El Akbar 3rd block from corner of Shari Abdin.

Once moved to Cs page I will update the original OOC and place him in the approved character list.
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@Lady Amalthea Would you kill me if I join with one character?

Or am I on the naughty list until I die elsewhere and have one less character? I have ideas and don't want to put them on paper unless you give me the go ahead. <.<
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@Charnobylisk Well you just shelved two in TWD, with this week and us planning out, I don't see any reason why you couldn't handle this with 1 character. Go ahead, we'll give it a test run, ^^
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@Lady Amalthea Eeeeeeee~!

See I thought it was rude of me to ask to join since I did just shelf two in TWD but yay! I'll get the CS done this week (aka tomorrow). ^_^
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@Charnobylisk Sounds good! Can't wait to see it, ^^
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I shall have my sheet up sometime later tonight. I am enjoying my Labor Day off work while I know my fellow co-workers deal with one of the busiest days of the year
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@ONL You are good to go.

The dice have determined that you will be in the Grand Continental Hotel - Suite 251. It isn't huge but is it beautiful. A three room suite - bedroom, sitting room, and a small private bath. Which is rare at this time. Fans in each room and indoor plumbing are a welcome luxury. E10 is the quadrants. Glass on the windows and a simple ring to the front desk if you wish to have room service

In the CS place - Grand Continental Hotel Suite 251

Once you do that and place him in the cs tab I will update the approved characters listing in the original ooc.
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@FantasyChic hahaha, don't blame ya. Can't wait to see the cs!
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@Lady AmaltheaAwesomesauce! Living in an actuall hotel is by far more than what Haakon would except!
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And I have my girl as well
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@Morose Okay, cryptology would not be able to be used to decipher Hieroglyphics. She would need deciphering as a skill in the specific language. (Refer to Vera's CS) - While similar both have unique differences and since the core sampling for hieroglyphics and heratics is so small at this time period it wouldn't be able to be a cross over yet.

@FantasyChic Where did she learn how to handle a pistol? (Because of job, status, upbringing, and gender for the time, need some background on this.
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Update: May not get the sheet completed today but will definitely get it done as soon as I can this week.

Got the doctors today due to a night worth of illness again. Nothing too bad, just something I want to get checked out as it's been going on for a while.

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P.S. We're good to make natives yes?
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@Charnobylisk Yes, Natives are more than okay.
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@Lady Amalthea Gotcha :) I'll fix her CS after class
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@ONL Added to the approved character list

@Morose Sounds good. ^^
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@Lady Amalthea Made the edits, hopefully she's all good now :)

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