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One small correction to your post, bloonewb: you wrote
Through twists and turns they traveled, in grey stone spaces leading this way and that, barely illuminated unlike the previous hall.
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I was confused for a moment reading this until I considered my own post, and realized how my description of the area might be difficult to grasp just from a verbal description. I'm guessing that the "twists and turns" mentioned refers to what I wrote here:
What awaited them on the other side of the doors, however, seemed like a completely different world than where they had just come from. The door opened onto a stone walkway running left and right before them, about as wide as the hallway behind them, with a small drop to the side opposite of them. The stone walkway reached a dead end at a wall to their left, whereas to their right it made a left-turn, following what seemed like the top of the actual Grand Cathedral, with part of the wall there being an actual mosaic window beyond which the cathedral interior could faintly be seen. At the opposite end the walkway made another turn, this time to the left, forming a sharp U-shape around the central area below the walkway, reachable by several sets of stairs, one of which was right in front of them.
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This doesn't actually describe a hall, but a walkway that only has a wall on the outer side of it, whereas it is open on the inside facing towards the central area. The area I was trying to describe is actually the Lumenflower Gardens (best image I could find to show its layout; its the one in the middle left of the map, with the Celestial Emissary) from the game, only entering from the opposite side of the garden and with two additional stairs built to allow access to the central garden. No twisting or turning necessary; the moment Morgraine and Dietrich left the long, straight hallway, they would be right above the garden.
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Alright. I'll fix it.
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I must admit, when I joined the RP, I was hoping there would be more of a community behind it. Being the lone player really is sapping my interest in this. I'm not saying this as a threat to leave, but I am stating that I'm finding it more difficult to continue on at a consistent pace.
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sigh I know... I'm very sorry, it wasn't exactly my intention for it to end up like this either, though it seems as though it's almost an inevitability on this site, or at least in the Advanced-section; would have to check and see if the same phenomenon is occurring in the Free- and Casual-sections. It's one of the big reasons I stopped trying to join RPs altogether and decided to focus on GM'ing, since then I could at least rest assured that the GM - which, and this is not intended as a boast, is arguably the most important role in RP to have filled by someone reliable - would not just abandon it.
I've thought about posting in the Discussion-section about this observation and what could be done to counter it, but then I spot the status bar, and almost every day I see someone posting about going on hiatus, coming back from an extended hiatus, or talking about how hard and terrible life is in some way or another and how the state of life as a whole is going to prevent them from posting for varying, often indeterminate amounts of time... and I wonder if there even is anything to be done?

I don't mean this as an insult or chastisement of the people on the site, or the people who have dropped by this RP and left (though the ones that have just vanished without a word do irk me), but it seems as though trying to hold people's attention for an extended period of time is nigh impossible. Between people coming upon hard times that prevent them from RP'ing, people losing their interest and enthusiasm, and people that just move on or disappear without a word as to why...
And I've asked, again and again, if there is something I need to do differently. Do things need to be moving faster? Do I need to facilitate more action in the story? Do I need to shorten my posts? Do I need to be more open about what I'm planning? Do I need to be more in control rather than giving you players as much free reign as I can? I'm willing to reconsider the way I GM if it keeps my RPs alive, but there doesn't seem to be any answers forthcoming.

Eh... yeah, needless to say this is something that is on my mind as well. I'm wondering whether I should bump the recruitment thread for this RP, but then I think about it and wonder how demoralizing it would be if no one responded to it.
What do you think? Any ideas?
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It's worth a try, bumping the interest check I mean. Better than doing nothing.
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All right, I bumped the recruitment thread, come what may.
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Hello, I'm interested in this. I'll do some reading and then submit my character. :)
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Ah, hello! That's great news! Be sure to let me know if I can help with your character.
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Absolutely, thanks. I love me some Bloodborne and this seems really intriguing.
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Taking a moment to shamelessly ignore how quiet it has been here for a while now, I just discovered that the musical score played during the boss fight against Ludwig the Accursed actually have lyrics in Latin. I've found some different claims, but the wiki page I just linked to seems to have a fairly decent translation of what the lyrics would be:

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So first up, I wanna apologize for something. I’m a bit new, and probably should have done some research on my part, and kinda just… started. Really sorry about that. As I said, I’m new, and not just to this server, but to the website as a whole, so if you see a random text bubble with nothing in it, please ignore it, or even better, delete it. But, as you know now, I’m interested in this server and hope I can join in on some RP. If not cuz that one little accident, it’s fine, I screwed myself on that one, but other than that, yeah. Hope I can join in on this, because I’m REALLY intrigued. I just started replaying Bloodborne, and after 4 years, it feels like I’m going in blind again, and I love it. I did do some research for my OC though, so no worries about some boring old generic hunter guy. I’m creative. So, uh yeah. That’s about it. Again, sorry for the screw up in IC, my bad.
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@NdroidRyan Can't speak for everyone but especially when you're new nobody's going to get mad at a mistake like that. Welcome to the site! This game's been stagnant for a while but assuming head honcho is down I'd be willing to hop in again
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Oh my! Well this is quite the surprise. After the last player stopped posting in this RP nearly a year ago, I admit that I have been checking in with RPGuild more out of habit than anything else. I put a huge amount of work into my RPs, and it was so demoralizing to see it abandoned by its players that I decided to take a break from RP'ing in general, just because I'm so incredibly tired of my work going to waste.

But I am here, I still have the mountain of notes I took on this RP back when it was active, still even have my little program to handle one of the quirks of false Paleblood Hunters. It might take me a moment to get back into the headspace of some of the characters, and it will certainly take me going through some of my old notes, but if there are players interested in the RP, I'm willing to give it a go.

After all, it has always been my policy to never give up on an RP as long as even a single player remains.
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