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Current Another late night at work looks like. I have thiiiiings to doooooo.
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2 days ago
Fine. I worked twelve hours gay. Happy?
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2 days ago
I just worked 12 hours straight.
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4 days ago
"This would be much more heartwrenching if not for the fact that this series has conditioned me to expect death every five minutes."
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4 days ago
All my wolves, begin to howl/Wake me up, the time is now/Oh, can you hear the drumming?/Oh, there's a revolution coming!
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Hello there.

I'm Ophidian, as you might have guessed, I have a certain fondness for snakes. I'm also interested in history (with middle eastern and mongolian histories being of particular interest to me) and anthropology. Aside from this, I tend to enjoy lovecraftian fiction, various genres of sci-fi, historical fiction and low fantasy with the occasional tidbit of high fantasy.

Ah yes, I'm gay. That may be pertinent. If this is an issue, I kindly direct you to the nearest den of starving lions. Or wolves. Whichever you prefer.

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I have just been informed that my long shifts will last into the foreseeable future. I was not warned about this.

My deepest apologies but my participation in this rp is no longer tenable. For hopefully obvious reasons.
Im not going to doe it right now but later today ill put a more detailed version of my app in the characters section.


You’ll need approval from one of the staff to do that, I’m afraid.
@Golem@Blackfridayrule both accepted. I'm just waiting for somepeople to finish their submissions before we start properly. @Ophidian @Erik Tiber waiting on you, but I respect that you are busy.


It will be up tomorrow. I'm basically halfway done-with most of that work being done tonight. I wasn't expecting a twelve hour shift at work.

Late stage capitalism, just kill me now.

I'll send along what I have to you, right now.

Then I need to crash into bed.
We're getting a damn good variety of nations. Excellent. I was sort of worried we wouldn't have any humans about-beyond the ones in my up and coming vampire county. And even then, they're sharing space with undead and catfolk.

Heh.
I'll start to work right now.

If you still need a Co-GM, I'll apply. I normally resist all types of power unless it's actively thrown on me, but I want this RP to succeed, and staff is key to that, right?


All that said, the Red Death doesn't do wonders for the complexion.

Well.

Pallor is the more accurate term.
Nice story oph.


Thanks. I try.

I might love vampire stereotypes, but I do like to put a unique spin on it.
Since I might as well give people some idea of what I intend-my vampires will be linked to a plague. The Red Death-if you're familiar with Edgar Allen Poe, I think you'll know how this goes. How the vampires rose to power. If there is one consistent theme in medieval power structures, it's that the vast majority of humanity experienced great limitations on their freedoms and rights while the nobles enjoyed a far larger amount of freedom in the form of wealth and influence-often stolen, one way or another, from aforementioned vast majority.

And it was so rarely the nobles who suffered from the ills of plague and war, of starvation and cold weather. They were safe in their castles...

Such was the case in this land. Working name is Carpathia, as a reference. Might keep it. Carpathia has always suffered from outbreaks of the Red Death, from monsters plaguing dark forests, and from restless dead. Vampires too, stalked in the darkness. But their ascension to true power is recent-and built on the crimes of the nobility. There came a time when the Red Death did not just scar the land, but burned through it. Many died, mostly of the lower classes. Dying alone in their hovels, or in great, choking cities. More died every day. Drowning in their own blood.

All while the nobles waited for the plague to end. All while they barricaded themselves away. Safe behind their walls and guards.

Safe from the plague, but not from those they left to die. The Red Death kills nearly all it touches-but those who survive, who somehow fight through the disease...are changed. They rise. Stronger then ever. Their eyes burn with necromantic power, and their canines lengthen. Power of a darker sort flows through their veins.

And they remembered, they remembered who had left them and theirs to die.

What followed were days of fear, for those nobles, and nights of blood and terror. Swiftly, the castles and homes of these nobles were ravaged by those they had thought doomed to die. Noble necks were ripped open. Guards slaughtered.

And it fell to these new vampires to rule this suffering nation.

Irony of ironies, their rule, despite their terrifying abilities, despite the dead they raise as soldiers, despite all the black magic they can bring to bear, has turned out to be far more just then the rule of the church and the nobility.

This is all condensed, but you get the idea I hope.
I will note that the Vampire Electors have a very open minded approach to whet species serves in their military.

Side benefits may include immortality.
Once I know how many people want to join I'll make a rough map of the world and start writing a bit of background, both of which will be subject to change depending on the direction people are taking their nations (I don't want to be writing about a westeros-esque world when everyone wants to play desert nomads for example)

I can tell you I'll be going for a classic vampire climate. Transylvanian. Maybe with some Skyrim thrown in.

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and some lovely swamps if I can manage. When I do a trope, I do it right.
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