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The Festival of Destiny




Come one, come all!

Friendly faces from across the lands are invited to Andour City, for the famous Festival of Destiny, held every five years. All present in the city may partake in a week of merriment and festivity. Rare and exotic delicacies! Delights, performances, games and amusements! Religious observations, ceremonies, free weddings at any temple! A grand contest of arms! And of course, the great Parade of Destiny, in which the city honors those Marked and blessed by the Gods, where all Marked are invited to march across the city, hand in hand with their fated partner.

All are welcome! All are invited! By the grace and generosity of the Royal Family, King Dreyen Allervai and Queen Landra Allervai, we celebrate the bounty of the Gods and the joys of fate.

Come one, come all!




Welcome to the Festival of Destiny! This is a High Casual Fantasy and Romance RP about celebration, fate, and finding that special someone. Set in a D&D / Pathfinder inspired fantasy world, players will play as Marked, people from all over the world born with a special mark on their bodies that signifies that they have a soulmate somewhere in the world that they are fated to fall in love with. Everyone’s mark has a different design, but when a fated pair falls in love, their marks change and transform into a new one, one they share that usually takes elements of both.

The RP will take place over the course of the week-long Festival of Destiny, a celebration held every five years by the cosmopolitan (though primarily human) Kingdom of Andour, during which Marked come from all across the land, hoping to meet their beloved (or for any number of reasons – a celebration needs entertainment, supplies, professionals, many dignitaries from the Kingdom and its allies are expected to make an appearance, and so forth). Festivities will vary from day to day, but in general you can expect the RP to have an ultimately light-hearted, rom-com, adventurous tone, as players roam about, get into hijinks, partake in the various adventures and amusements the festival has to offer, and hopefully find true love by the end of it!

Any and all (humanoid) characters are accepted: you can be a princess, a wizard, a dragonslaying knight, a pickpocket, a crime boss, an innkeep, a blacksmith, a soldier. Whatever you want. This is a lighthearted RP, but that doesn’t mean that serious topics or characters are taboo; feel free to have as dark and tragic a backstory as you want for your character, it’ll make it even more fun when we throw them into the festival. When the RP begins, I will secretly match all of the characters together, and over the course of the RP, fate may twist and turn to bring certain characters together… or drive them apart. Either way, I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!



Rules



1. Don’t be a jerk.
2. Post quality is High Casual. I’m not a massive stickler about grammar, but I do have a bare minimum of expectations. Two paragraphs or more a post is fine.
3. Posts should come at least once every five days – if you’re going to be unable to post longer than that, just let me know beforehand. I promise, I don’t bite.
4. This is an RP about character interaction, so characters should ideally be complex and have a good deal of depth to them.
5. Worldbuilding is encouraged! Make up a kingdom across the sea, make up an order of knights or a mercenary company, make up whatever you want. Work with other players if you want! Be creative! Have fun with it!
6. Multiple characters are allowed, though for now I’m going to limit it to two a person. I also reserve the right to close admissions down the road to characters of certain genders / orientations, in the name of everyone getting a partner, should an imbalance develop.
7. All standard guild rules apply. If things get heated, fade to black or take it to PMs, please.
8. Have fun with it! We’re here to tell a fun story about true love, adventure, and magic.
9. Post CS applications in the OOC or PM them to me, then move them to the characters tab when approved. Whichever way you want is fine. Hell, you can even mail them to me via passenger pigeon, though I’d probably ask how you got my address.
10. Be excellent to each other.
11. Party on, dudes!



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I think that’s about all. I look forward to playing with you all!
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Would this guy work for a Fire Genasi?


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Here is my character sheet!!
Lucian Phaleon

Lucian Phaleon



Lucian Phaleon


Age
18


Species
Aasimar (basically half human half angel)


Gender
Male


Sexual Orientation
Straight


Job
Lucian is a wanderer, to say the least. He does odd jobs here and there (like slaying goblins or healing a wounded person with his angelic powers), and just simply wanders the planet looking for a purpose.


Appearance
Lucian looks as depicted above in the photo. His mark is on the back side of his hand.


Likes
  • The color grey. To him, it represents a balance of good (white) and evil (black)
  • Seafood
  • Running
  • The sky
  • Meditating

Dislikes
  • Spicy foods
  • eggplant
  • anything inherently evil
  • Other angels
  • Absolutes


Personality
Lucian can seem to be reserved to himself, or just a loner. Both are not true. He wishes to confide in others and wishes to find someone he can adventure with. The reason that people think so differently of him is because his "people skills" are lacking. All his time wandering and isolated has made him a little lacking in some places.

Although his social skills are not what they used to be, that does not mean that he does not radiate a brightness that attracts people. He is hald angel, after all. He is very humble and chooses others over himself (unlike the other prideful Aasimar). The best way I can describe him is a gentle giant.

Biggest Fear
Forgetting his Heritage of an Aasimar

Greatest Dream
To finally find who shares his mark. Sometimes out of dreams of love, others out of sheer curiosity


Background
Lucian was born in Heaven. I know, weird, right? His mother was a human and his father was an angel. An Arch Angel, to be specific. His mother died before she could give birth. Lucian's father, giving pity on the little unborn baby, sent the spirit of his mother and the baby to Heaven, where she could meet her husband once more and finally give birth in safety.

You see, Lucian's mother, May, was hunted by a Coven of Witches. They wanted to steal and harness the innate power that Lucian was born with to do their own bidding. May kept on running and running until she was killed by a murderer, looking to steal her golden crest. And so, Lucian was the first non-angel born in Heaven.

Lucian was always treated like royalty, since his father was an Arch Angel, but that somehow never got into his head. He always hated being treated like royalty, though. Because he just wanted to be treated like any other regular Angel.

Lucian always dreamed of being on the planet below him. To mingle with the other races. He got his chance when he turned 15. His father allowed him, for once, to go to the mortal plains, on two conditions. One, to check back every once in a while. And two, to hunt down the Coven that harassed his mother so much.


Personality Questions
1. What is their worst specific memory from childhood?
He was once forced to eat eggplant, that kind of scarred him forever
2. What do they think of being Marked? Do they believe in it? Have they come to the festival in search of love, or for some other reason?
Lucian was marked the day he was born, making him the only thing in heaven with a mark. He always dreamed of staying by someone forever. You could say he is a romantic.
3. Spirit animal?
Bald Eagle. He is majestic in all that he does, and he wishes to stay with someone forever
4. Thing they’re most proud of?
Being part angel
5. Thing they’re most ashamed of?
Leaving his mother in heaven. Since she was already dead, she could not come back to the mortal plain.
6. What motivates them?
Many things. To find who shares his mark, to find the Coven, to eat some more seafood, the list goes on
7. What would they change about themselves if they could?
He would start with making his people skills not so crappy
8. What’s most important in a romantic partner?
Love, loyalty, and compassion

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Goodness, that hair is a fire hazard. But, I don't see why not.

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Right, I saw your PM! I'll get you notes on that tomorrow, hopefully.

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One question- how do the soulmates come into play? As in, if I make a character, is my soul mate another PC, an NPC, is that something that gets figured out as we go...?
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That was explained in the IC: the GM and Co-GM decide on who gets what mark.
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Both accepted! Feel free to move them over to the characters tab.

@JrVader

Okay, a few notes here before acceptance. For starters, the picture is broken, which I think you noticed - this is because Pintrest is a garbage website that doesn't want to be used. A quick search suggests that this might be an alternate url for the same image that wouldn't have that problem, so, there you go. Second, also a minor note, I need to know what the mark actually looks like. Third, like I said in the OOC, I'm not a massive stickler about grammar but there is a standard, so I'm going to have to ask you to fix some of the cases of missing punctuation and extra adverbs stuff - if you want to PM me about that, I am 100% available and happy to help and discuss it with you. Fourth, minor note and this isn't your fault at all, just a side effect of me posting the character sheet before some information came out in the OOC, calling it 'Heaven' is a little on the nose for the tone of this RP - if you wanted it to be, like, 'Aetheria' or some other fantasy word that was basically the celestial kingdom of a certain divinity with angels and all of that, that would be 100% cool. Last but not least, I'd like to see a slight expansion in terms of his personality - I think he's emerging pretty well as an awkward, sort of sheltered kind of character, but I think we could do more with questions like what he values, what he believes in, how he relates to his heritage - he seems proud, does that ever become arrogance? He's a romantic, but how does that play into his sheltered life? What does he think of the realities of the world? And so on.

I do like the character - I think he's very sweet. If you want to discuss any of this, feel free to PM me.

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Yes, apologies if that wasn't clear, PCs will be matched with each other - if worst comes to worst and we just have an odd number no matter what, I'll make an extra character so that everyone gets a partner.

Speaking of, I need to get to work on my first character.
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For the love of god be carful when you open any of my hiders. Most of them hold untold pictures or walls of text that will crash your computer based on their size. Also I'm sorry that I wrote so much. I got bored and I forgot that I should post this eventually.

Edit: For those who read his backstory. I just reread the background again and saw it was jarring to read so I'm rewriting it. Again.

Edit #2: I think it's good now. If there is anything off please tell me.
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Almost done working on my character! Got work today so it will be done by the end of the day!
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Aaaaand my character's up!

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Awesome job, dude! I really dig this novel-length bio you've written and I'm frankly blown away by the effort. I only have one, little, teeny, tiny, minuscule note which is that he's a touch without flaws at the moment - he seems like he can be consistently relied on to always do the right thing and never make a mistake, which, while fantastic qualities in a person, might make him difficult to interface with in a character-driven story. You don't need to completely rewrite him; maybe just make some mention of how he's sometimes so jovial he becomes insensitive, or how he's been affected in a strongly negative way by his experiences with vampires. Something along those lines. The 'what would he change about himself' question is a good point of interfacing on this one.

Otherwise, super duper good job! I look forward to playing with this guy once those little things are added!
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Fair enough I'll get it done as fast as I can
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Here are the changes I made to Ramsas:

What would he change about himself: He wishes he could empathies with people more when they have lost loved ones, their village, or when they feel depressed. As he seemed to have not been hit very hard by such emotions when he lost everything when he was younger. He was defiantly sad when he lost Tecaza, yet he rebounded almost immediately and kept going on as he was. And when his parents died he didn't feel devastated, he felt again sad but he was back to normal almost immediately.

Personality add-ons:

His nature can sometimes be annoying as some people don't always want to watch a happy traveler come through their village and try to be funny or cheer people up even though they just lost some loved ones. Many times it will take three or four times just to get it through to him what they need is someone serious over a man who just wants to make people be happy and for him to have a good time, yet once it finally gets through he can mellow out ever so slightly, but still keeping a small smile at all times and taking things his own way.

He does hold inside the fact that he can normally feel isolated from others as his nature sometimes can shun people away, and he can have a hard time connecting with people when it comes to a very serious tone, as he doesn't find what would make people so sad for so long. Some people live their entire lives in sadness when they lose family, when for him he was sad for only a few days at most and was back to being happy. Which can make him seem out of place, especially for what he does, it can feel jarring for him when he saves people and instead of them celebrating life they mourn the dead.

After he was freed from the vampire manor, he was defiantly changed in some ways as he now has constant paranoia at night, or when he is in a less than safe tavern or room. He doesn't despise all vampires, he is just less than, for lack of better words, 'receptive' of most of them as he is haunted by those memories. Even now there is lapses in his happy-go-lucky nature as he can be seen with a short moment of a frown. Almost as if he was capable of such a thing. And at night he had developed a habit of sleeping with a stake launching hand crossbow, a stake in the other hand, and a small glass bottle of holy water hanging from his neck in anticipation that those vampires will come for him again.
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Still open?
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Still open?


Yep!
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Thinking of a character concept now. Should have the sheet submitted by tomorrow.
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Sorry for the delay! Came home exhausted last night.

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Thinking on a somewhat shady tiefling prince (male, obviously) - or a wood elf ranger (female).

Unsure which one to go with.
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