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Enter the Metaverse





Purpose is a tool that drives many. Where one sees themselves as a fighter for justice, or perhaps a revolutionary against the common system, purpose has always been a driving force throughout history. From the very foundations of social reform to the simplicity of a common life, purpose keeps many alive and well. For some, even the pursuit of purpose leads to destructive paths that go unnoticed by many. Whether it is used for the good of mankind or to help bring it to its very knees, purpose is a tool that drives many, always. However, what happens if that drive never exists? Those who are taken throughout life without feeling adequate, or even worthy, of an existence float between the crowds, lurking and trying to make sense of what their function is as an individual. Many who don't lead down a path of lethality, where they forge their own purpose and ignore the common rules laid out before them. Others, well...they eventually hollow out on the inside, flaking away into obscurity. Does that feeling feel familiar to you, Thief? Before here, before now, you were but a soul trying to make sense of what the world laid out for you. Whether that was from not trying or from not even working towards a goal, you became that obscure individual. You saw the world revolve past you, not around you. Stars flickered and shone on everyone else, yet their radiance always curved around your position. But what if we could do something about that? What if there was a place where you were meant to be, doing something that you saw fit?

Beyond the veils of reality lies another realm, one filled to the brim with shadowy figures that feed off of the corrupted desires of others. The Metaverse. A world of its own sorts, where its rules are dictated by the hearts and reality if suckles off of. Some call it a parasite, others a kingdom of emotion. Whatever the take is, everyone knows that whatever lies within the Metaverse will inevitably dictate what reality becomes itself. Its lands are plagued by the ones who seek purpose in bringing misery to others and its rulers are forged from the darkest depths of corrupted desires. Lust, gluttony and all other forms of sin take control, marking its dangers and threatening the very life you live. In there lies a purpose for you, however. My thoughts may not be to control your morality, only to offer the paths you choose yourself. In due time you will open a sense within your heart, one that allows you to do beyond what any other man or woman can. I want you to find that inner-individual...that 'persona' of yours. Take with it what you must, and you'll find a reason to keep living, I can assure you.

Do note, Thief, that your actions aren't to go unnoticed. London, your home, will subdue to whatever actions you may take. I can encourage a positive change, Thief, but your body and purpose is laid out for what you find. When the time comes, your obstacles and challenges will be met, and how you deal with them comes down to your own will. For when you unlock your inner purpose, Thief, the world could end up being your own oyster. I look forward to taking up this gamble with you, Thief. The future will be uncertain, but that makes this arrangement ever the more interesting, don't you think?

Igor's Gamble



Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to 'The Calling'. This is to be an adaptation of Persona 5 under a brand new storyline, lore and location entirely. As the name suggests, London is our focal point for this narrative and we'll be diverting away from the usual Japanese location seen throughout the series beforehand. One thing to note about its difference is that this is a narrative. Most of the game-like features that may be expected, such as RNG and dice rolls to simulate outcomes, will not be part of the function of this story. This is to help give a bigger focus on the plot, the characters and the setting itself for us to control and expand throughout the journey itself. As a very brief synopsis behind it, we are obviously taking the setting to the United Kingdom, for the most part, with a focus on London being the centre of the metaverse's manifestations. With an array of characters on our side, the theme behind most happenings comes down to 'Purpose'. This could be a common trend that either comes through our characters as well as the shadows we are deemed to face down the story's rabbit hole. I also want to help highlight that the RP will focus not only on the shutting down of palaces, but also the moral conflicts between forcing change upon people's hearts, as well as metaverse users that may become larger threats throughout the story.

For this RP, characters are something that I would like to emphasise quite a large focus on. The relationships, rivalries, romances and connections built between one another is a focal point for me, and I would love to see the diverse ranges of casts mingle and match with one another through the desperate situations placed between them. On the note of characters, I do want to make clear that unlocking the personas will not be a instantaneous feature, and will require some work towards it. Some may awaken theirs before others and the overall involvement with the metaverse will grow slowly as the RP goes on. For instance, by the end of the first opening palace, at least everyone will be 'involved' in some way, shape or form, though I cannot guarantee that everyone will be classified as thieves by that point. Reasons for this is to help balance the overall flow of characters moving into the newfound role of thievery and the stealing (or destruction) of corrupted hearts. Another point that's worth mentioning is that we aren't to be confined to a strict moral compass, and the ability to take a darker route throughout the RP is readily available for those who wish to expand our variety. Be it an anti-hero organisation, the judicial thieves or a villainous ensemble, the options can be played throughout the RP as a whole, each resonating differently to each character, most likely.

Combat, as previously mentioned, will go through a more narrative-based structure to make it feel more alive. Gone with the turn-based attacks and move sets, for we will have more freedom of movement, engagement and chances of failure on our side. Now, what do I mean by a narrative version of combat? Well, you as the player can help discuss whether or not you succeed in combat. I imagine not every single engagement would be met with success, and sometimes things will be set back based upon how you decide the fights to go down. As for shadows, enemy major threats, palaces and mementos, the formation of adversaries we may face will be open for experimentation, where the specified threats can be more unique against one another. Alongside combat is the obvious options for stealth. Not every engagement can be met with stealth, nor vice versa, and as a thief adapting between combat aggression and silence from within the shadows can be completely down to how your character functions as a thief, persona-user and overall metaverse explorer.

Below, I'm going to be listing the character sheet you can use. I do want to make a few disclaimers beforehand. Due to the nature of this roleplay, a limit of approximately 8 additional players will be accepted into the roleplay. I will open applications as soon as the OOC goes live and I cannot guarantee that every applicant can, or will, be chosen to partake in the roleplay. Throughout the RP's journey, if people drop out then equally open spaces may become available, so it is worth checking up on the progress and keeping an eye out for any interest check announcements asking if anyone would want to fill in our blanks. Another major point to refer back to is that our personas are highly unlikely to all unlock simultaneously or extremely quickly, so combat at first may become limited to regular physical melee attacks or ranged engagements. I invite everyone, for their characters, to edit and change around the designs of their character sheets as they see fit, as long as the necessary information is included!



Another thing to take into account is the areas of education that are vital for our characters to be a part of. Well, I say vital, I really mean optional. Some characters may not be in education though considering UK laws its not likely. Below I will list the two places of interest, which are institutes of education, for our fictional setting. Each will list off what appropriate courses there are there to study, how many courses are required per institute and also what general facilities are there that differentiate from the other options. If anyone needs further information about United Kingdom education standards, I would be happy to answer any questions you have in relation. Equally, I will list certain 'Societies' and after-school clubs that are available at each school. Keep in mind, due to their locations, both the College and Grammar School named below will also be intermingling with one another somewhat regularly, so the ability to use free-time outside of the metaverse to life a normal life can still be mingled with other characters.



Well, I hope I didn't miss anything major! If anyone has any questions about the roleplay, please ask me straight away, or ask my lovely Co-Gm whenever you wish. We'll try our best to answer what you want to ask about the RP itself. Do remember, there will be about 7-8 player applications accepted after a certain grace period. If after that grace period not enough characters are accepted I will allow more applications to come through until I have filled up all the appropriate spots. This isn't a first-come, first-serve basis, though leaving the application too late might cause you problems, but I can try and accommodate those. For individuals who may not be accepted, I do not wish to shun you away and do apologise in advance. Do remember that if any players drop out, their position may be opened up and anyone can reapply to fill their place accordingly!

Thank you all for reading this OOC, and for those who wish to get involved, I wish you the best of luck and hope we can create something extravagantly jazzy within our story.
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You can put forward an application, but only 8 people (Not including me and Fallout) will be chosen because of player limits
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Just a note for all. Applications close on Monday - Tuesday after this notice. After then I will be selecting who gets to join the RP. Those still submitting them, I am sorry to rush you but try and get within the boundaries!
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By the skin of my teeth it seems, I have completed mine. By all means, Enjoy.

(Yes, I'm aware I'm taking claim of the above post's Arcana. For me, the Arcana is technically unofficial for the moment, I need to see what's available after Stuff makes his decision.)

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For those who may not have seen it, the character applications now are closed and the decisions have come through.

- Ava
- Romani
- Philip
- Elizabeth
- Merja
- Alistair
- Alexander
- Joey

This will be our cast. I apologise to those who were not picked and wish you the best of luck. I will inform you if a position becomes available!
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