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In many ways, classifying it as a catastrophe feels as though we are grossly understating the sheer magnitude of the event for those who lived through it. While it is impossible for us to truly approximate what it may have felt like, what we do know is that the The Shattering was nothing less than apocalyptic.

The very fabric of the cosmos came undone, you see, unraveling like a broken tapestry beneath the feet of countless billions of people who had, up until that very moment, thought their entire existence stable. For something like that to happen — and without warning, no less — was nothing less than utterly cataclysmic.

To the people alive back then, it was the end of the world; an absolute precipice to everything they had ever known. We have yet to experience anything similar.

And I dearly hope that fact remains true for the foreseeable future.
Grand Sorceress Theopenia, year unknown


When The Shattering first struck, folk felt the world shift beneath their feet — a tremor in the dirt, not unlike a sigh, that happened only moments before the ground itself split apart. From the fissures which formed, something new emerged. The fractured shards of unknown worlds bubbled to the surface while other, even more disparate realities crashed down from above.

In these early days of the cataclysm, chaos thrived. People watched as their lives were pulled apart in moments; as everything they’d ever known was ripped into pieces and sent sprawling throughout the rapidly crumpling cosmos.

The particularly unfortunate were themselves torn asunder.

Unmade.

And yet, despite being picked apart piece by agonizing piece, unmaking seldom resulted in outright death. Rather, the poor souls were cast into the fracturing abyss only to find themselves in unfamiliar lands. Even those who perished would learn that the afterlives, too, had crashed into one another and what borders lay between life and death were oftentimes blurred in unpleasant ways.

It had seemed to take years for the early Shattering to subside. In truth it had only been seven weeks. By the end of it all, an eerie calm settled over the marred lands. Those who remained, having been spared the unmaking, were left to pick up the pieces.

People came to understand, accepting perhaps in their minds more than in their hearts, that the world they had known was gone.

For many, it took years to grow accustomed to the new, albeit broken normalcy they landed in. Others, however, accepted the change readily, seeming prepared to leave everything behind and plunge themselves into the unknown. Perhaps they saw their new surroundings as an opportunity — the new beginning that they had always longed for.



Of those who had lost everything, Emerson could not help but feel that he had lost the most. Even before the Shattering came, he was the last living member of his family. Having inherited his older sister’s bakery, he’d lived a simple life, tending to the garden they’d planted together and keeping up with the business she’d always dreamed of starting.

But the Shattering had taken everything.

While he supposed he should’ve considered himself fortunate to have been spared the unmaking, Emerson could not help but find preference in the agony of being pulled apart over the quiet nothingness he was left with instead. Despair took hold of him for a time — long enough to clear him of his sorrow and leave him with the determination to take back what he’d had before.

And so, armed with a few meagre supplies, a simple sword, and his own wits, Emerson plunged into the unknown hoping to find what the Shattering had stolen from him.

Em hadn’t been a terribly good baker to start with. But he’d learned. For his sister Izzy’s sake, and for the sake of the bakery she always wanted, he’d learned. He would learn this, too, and anything else he needed to get it all back, even if it wouldn’t quite look the same when he got it.

Then again, neither would he.


Journey by Vicky Bawangun


A B O U T M E

Hello! My name is Tyler (he/him) and I'm a 30 year old who is returning to the guild after a brief (*cough cough* 5 year) hiatus from roleplaying. That being said, I've never stopped writing and so I'm excited to get back into the swing of things. I have ample roleplay experience dating back to around 2009 when DeviantArt chatrooms were a thing. Needless to say, I've been hooked ever since.

Outside of writing I work and have a few hobbies that keep me occupied, but I try to never let my duties slip without notifying my partner. Open communication is key! That being said, things can come up and I completely get it. If you happen to need to vanish for a while, I will understand. Life just happens sometimes whether we want it to or not.

In regards to roleplaying itself, I am looking for someone who I can vibe with on the story and world building. As I will expand upon later, I'm also hoping that you are willing to act as a Game Master of sorts to sort of run the world at large. Ideally, the story will feature romance (with a sprinkling of spice) as well as adventure. I myself am a switch and am interested in a fair variety of things, so someone who feels the same way will get preference for this RP.

I'm also in the EST time zone if that helps decide anything for you. I know I would certainly prefer someone closer to me so we don't have to do the time zone dance, but that's not necessarily a deal breaker either.


R P P R E F E R E N C E S
= optional but strongly desired!

  • Someone willing to play Game Master1
  • Roleplay via PMs or Discord
  • OOC Planning/Chat (Story & Characters, Antagonists, Plotting, etc.)
  • Posting that ranges somewhere from Casual and Advanced (except during dialogue/action)
  • 3rd Person Past Tense Writing
  • Multiple Characters
  • A focus on World Building and Character Relationships
  • Romance! Specifically M/F Romantic Pairings (Woman Partner Preferred, 21+ only)2
  • Story:Smut Ratio = 60:40 or 70:30 (we can discuss kinks over PMs~)
  • Monster Girls3 (not furries, sorry!)


1 While I do hope that my partner is open to acting as a Game Master, I do not expect for the bulk of the roleplaying labor to be placed upon their shoulders. Ideally, the process of actually crafting the story will still be collaborative, with both of us having behind-the-scenes input on the various story elements, plot points, and numerous worlds that are colliding together in this cataclysm. Please, if you ever feel like you're taking on too much of the writing burden, let me know so we can talk about re-configuring the division of labor so that the roleplay is comfortable and enjoyable for the both of us.

2 If you're amenable to it, I'd be interested kicking around the idea of having poly romance options (harem, closed polycule, etc.) with Em having relationships of varying degrees with multiple characters along his journey.

3 My request for monster girls does not mean that I am only looking for monster girls. I'll gladly accept more common fantasy races such as Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Vampires, etc.



T H E G A M E M A S T E R

As mentioned before, I am looking for someone who is willing to take on the role of GM. What this means, at least to me, is that you will be in charge of running the world as a whole. The adventures, the myriad of other characters, and the environment will be largely in your hands. In this way, I hope you will feel empowered to come up with as many fun and interesting characters as you want and will enjoy playing! It could be that some of these characters even tag along for the journey, or maybe they'll only be around for a short while. You may also have a "main" character that you play more than the rest --- someone who sticks by Em's side for the vast majority of the roleplay. Either way, it's totally up to you and I'm absolutely happy to keep an open line of dialogue for brainstorming plots, adventures, and situations (ideally even spicy ones) that you will have fun with.

Beyond just the story and world, there are other, perhaps more game-like elements that I also want to include such as:

  • Keeping up with semi-realistic travel time
  • Tracking food and supplies
  • Needing to make money to purchase said supplies (or a room to stay for the night)
  • Picking up odd-jobs for a while when there isn't an adventure to be had --- after all, somebody has got to scrub the royal dishes
  • Carry-weight consideration, forcing Emerson to perhaps rent a wagon if he really wants to fully loot that abandoned old mine
  • Language being important to communicate with other characters --- if Em can't speak a language, then he'll have to find someone who can!

All of this, I feel, will necessarily lead to interesting scenarios that are played out as Emerson is forced to overcome some mundane-seeming obstacles in what is otherwise a pretty sprawling adventure. But overall, I want to make sure the experience is as fun for you as it will be for me, so if there is an element that you're not as enthusiastic about or something I haven't mentioned that you'd like to include, please let me know so we can work together to find a compromise that we are both happy with!

It also should be said that I haven't given any thought to having a dice-rolling mechanic or some way of determining the outcome of uncertain situations. While that isn't something I'm particularly concerned with, I'm also not necessarily opposed and if you feel like that's an aspect that would make the RP better for you, I'm more than willing to have a discussion and see if we can come up with some ways to make that work!


Stolen Earth by Jonatan Cwiakalski

C O N V E R G E N C E S

When worlds collide into one another the edges between them blur or sometimes merge. Those who are around to see the places where worlds meld together have begun to call them "convergences". And no two are the same. Some are jagged and ill-shapen, while others seem almost seamless. It is just as likely for a world that experiences perpetual rain to find itself nestled against an unending desert as it is for two seemingly identical forests to wind up mingled together with the only difference between them being the turn of the seasons --- while one experiences a pleasant spring, the other might be gripped within the throes of autumn.

The myriad of universes to be found having smashed the boundaries of their own realities is uncountable. There is, in this way, simply no telling who or what might wander from one world to the next; braving the tenuous, oftentimes hazy borders drawn between.


G E N R E S

Fantasy || Action || Adventure || Romance || Horror


S E T T I N G S

Stone Age || Bronze Age || Medieval || Victorian
Steam Punk || Silk Punk || Diesel Punk



While it is possible that any sort of world would have been pulled together thanks to The Shattering, my preference is that they should all be closer to the "medieval fantasy" end of the scale rather than the "sci-fi" side. In this way, I am more than happy to push the bounds of that by engaging with worlds that are fantasy-inspired ancient Rome/Greece, or have a touch of regency-era Europe. Perhaps even we can toy around with a fantasy world that is still stuck in its own sort of stone age, with prehistoric beasts roaming about. Even without dipping our toes into science fiction, the possibilities are endless and I am hoping that you will be willing to explore those possibilities with me.


Village of Odelia by pizza_chode

S T O R Y S E E D S

While I intentionally left the story as open-ended as possible, I also couldn't help but think that maybe it would be a good idea to offer up some ideas that I had for what sorts of adventures might take place in a fantasy world that has experienced an event such as The Shattering.

I hope to add to this gradually over time if only to give ample inspiration! By no means are any of these must-haves. If you see something in particular that interests you, I am more than happy to talk about incorporating that into the RP, but don't feel completely beholden to what I've written here. We can tweak things to fit your vibe and interests or play them as they are, it's totally up to you~







R O M A N T I C T H R E A D S

Similar to the Story Seeds, I wanted to offer up some ideas for what sorts of romantic pairings could come out of this roleplay. As mentioned before, nothing here should be taken as a must, just inspiration; jumping off points from which we can spin the story. But as always, if you see something specific that you like, let me know!



A L I E N

While traveling, Emerson happens upon what can only be described as a large egg made from some kind of strange stony material. As he examines it, he unintentionally disturbs it, causing it to split apart and reveal that it wasn’t an egg at all --- not exactly --- but rather a pod with an alien creature hibernating within. Upon being awoken, it hops out of the pod and confronts Emerson who fears that it will kill him. However, it seems instead to take an immediate liking to him. From then on, the pair travel together, forcing Emerson to take extra precaution to keep his new companion concealed so they don't cause some sort of panic. Over time, the alien manages to gleam enough of Emerson’s language to communicate her name, though she neglects to tell him why she was in the pod in the first place. As their travels grow more harrowing and long, the two get closer, with a strange, unexpected romance blossoming between them in that time. Though unorthodox, it isn't wholly unwelcome.


B A K E R ' S W I F E

In a town that has been torn in half by the shattering, Emerson finds work with the local baker who also allows him to stay in a spare room. Every morning, Em gets up early to prepare the breads and sweet crumble cakes for the day while the baker himself, already a lethargic and lazy man, sleeps. As it turns out, the baker hasn't been doing any of the actual work. Rather, its his wife who has been waking up at the crack of dawn to do what needs to be done to keep their bakery afloat. It is therefore her company which Emerson keeps most often. But with each passing day, the two grow closer, with the woman lamenting the life she could have had if she'd married somebody else. It isn't long before the two, having fallen headfirst into a forbidden romance, wonder what life might have been like if they'd found each other sooner.


D E M O N

Having stumbled into a pit and cast into darkness, Emerson survives only thanks to the timely intervention of the being trapped there as well. It is a demon who has been cast into the shadows and made to live within the darkness until the end of days. But in spite of her supposed demonic nature, she nurses Emerson back to health, perhaps not wishing to condemn another to share in her fate. Once he is fit enough to travel again, however, he finds that he cannot just leave behind his new companion. In the time that they have spent together, they have come to feel strongly for one another. So, he insists that they escape together, though it will not be easy to do so.


E L V E N P R I N C E S S

After winning the favor of some wood elves, Emerson has been staying with them awhile, having been offered a place to stay near the royal family. During his time with the elves, he has come to know many of them on a friendly basis, but none quite so much as the princess. Due to the internal politics of the forest, the wood elves are being forced to bolster their strength by allying themselves with another group of their kind. In order to strengthen this bond, the princess has been betrothed to a noble from their home. However, the princess does not wish to marry her future spouse, instead having found her heart captured by the traveling Emerson, who feels similarly toward her. The two must grapple with their feelings while the princess alone must decide to what extent her duty to her people should come before her own desires.


F A R M E R ' S D A U G H T E R

Needing a place to stay while in a new town, Emerson makes a deal with a local farmer. Recently, the man had been injured by wolves when tending to his livestock, so Emerson offers to take up the job in his stead so long as he can stay in the farmer's hayloft. While there, he catches the eye of the farmer's adult daughter, who often brings him meals while he is working or reading. It isn't long before the lingering glances shared between them grow more bold. As their affection grows, Emerson may be faced with the fact that he was never meant to stay for very in this town. She, too, must decide if her life as a farmgirl was all she'd ever wanted, or if maybe she longs for more.


K N I G H T

After getting himself into a hairy situation involving a minor chimera, Emerson is rescued by a knight clad in armor. When he expresses his gratitude to the stranger, they remove their helmet revealing to him that they are a woman. She accepts his thanks but points out the fact that he is still injured from the attack. Therefore, she offers to treat his wounds and look after him until he is fit to travel again. Though not one to impose, the knightess leaves Emerson little choice before hoisting him into her arms and carrying him to her small cottage where she cares for him. It takes some while for his injuries to heal completely, and in that time they are taken off guard by the affection they feel for one another --- an affection which quickly blossoms into an unexpected romance.


O R A C L E

Seeking to find the whereabouts of a particular artifact, Emerson seeks the help of an oracle. He travels to her secluded temple to request her services only to learn that her powers can only manifest when satisfied with the fulfillment of certain... carnal desires. Though surprised, he acquiesces and the two share a night together. Thereafter, she is able to give him the information he needs and he is sent along his way. But Emerson soon returns, needing more information. Over time, the two share many nights together. It isn't long before they find themselves reluctant to part, with unspoken feelings having taken root, intertwining the two. However, the oracle may never leave her temple and Emerson cannot imagine giving up on his quest.


V A M P I R E S S

While traveling through a seemingly abandoned city, Emerson happens upon a sickly-seeming woman. It turns out she is a vampire who has run out of her source of food and has begun to starve. Though apprehensive of what might happen, Emerson offers his own blood as sustenance, allowing the woman to feed off of him in small quantities to restore her strength. For the time that she feeds off of him, the man sets up camp in the city, exploring by day and staying with the vampiress by night. Before too long, she is well enough to carry on her own. But by then, the two have come to feel strongly for each other, making them reluctant to part so readily.


Red Moon by Yongsub Noh

T H A N K Y O U

I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post, lengthy though it may have been. If any or all of it seems interesting to you, please reach out to me via PMs so I can get an idea of who you are and what your writing preferences are. If we vibe well together, we can discuss things further. I can't wait for us to sink our teeth into this world. I'd especially love it if you came to the table with samples of past RPs you've done in the past to give me a sense of your style. Moreover, if you already have some ideas for what sorts of characters/plots/scenarios/spicy situations that you'd be interested in exploring, I'd be more than happy to hear them!



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