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@Flamingevilwolfgirl that principle is the same in Mandarin, too. Si - 四 - for four is similarly pronounced as si - 死 - for death, and thusly the number four is considered unlucky.
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Hiya's, I'm Vocab and this here is my tiny little bio of crap. I don't really have that much to say, so its gonna be pretty short.

I'm a Casual Roleplayer, so you'll see me over there all the time. I try and make it a goal to write every post above 3000 characters, though that doesn't always come to fruition - especially currently. I've been told I'm good at writing, but I honestly dont have that much faith in myself, which is probably why I never moved up into Advanced (not that I could keep up anyways XD)

I would love to be in more Roleplays than I am, but my limit is about 2 at a stretch due to my... Maxed Out Procrastinating Skill and short attention span. I used to have a nasty habit of just getting bored of a RP and not saying anything unless asked, but I like to think I've grown out of that.

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~ Truly Fantastic ~

Perhaps staying up until the early hours of the morning could be seen as a bad decision. This was a war, and one needed to prepare, but arriving on the day of its commendation had set the Whitehall Masters back a certain degree in contrast to those both native and with the foresight to arrive early. To that end, there was much work to be done in fortifying the Temple grounds, as well as setting up her Workshop. Likely it would take a while longer to finish, but it was on its way towards completion.

The other half of Serafina's evening had been spent scouting. While her sister went off to gauge some of the other, nearby Servants, Sera made her way around Miyama, investigating the different districts to some degree in the hopes of uncovering some more opponents. And find some she did. There weren't just several Masters and Servants in Miyama that night, but through her investigating she identified some traces of Workshops either constructed or being constructed. Already, hung from the wall of their room in the Temple, was a map she had laid out detailing the locations of those Workshops.

While the negotiations at last nights meetings hadn't gone quite as she had planned, there was a certain part of her that was glad things hadn't devolved into a fight. As confident as she was that they could beat that Lancer, there was a degree of uncertainty in a place so fortified with Runes. What was necessary now, though, was cooperation. As far as she was aware, Reiki had her familiars all across the city, as evidenced by the way she was approached so abruptly last night. She'd just need to flag down one of the squads of worms and relay the information.

It was a little while after daybreak. The exhaustion of travel, along with the work performed at the late hour of the morning had eventually forced Sera to sleep for a short while, though barely enough time to be called a proper rest; she was up and moving not two hours after falling unconscious, ready to head out, with the sun steadily rising over a new day of the War. With Berserker at her side, she readied herself to leave.

But she didn't get very far, not even past the Gate of the Temple. Stood at the entrance was a shadowy form. One sera didn't recognise from her scouting.
"Can I help you?" she said, cautiously, taking a step forward towards the figure, with Ajax flanking, looming over the two like a bear, "You're not corporeal, are you? Are you a product of Magecraft the-"

Her voice trailed off as she caught glimpse of the horizon, and in turn city, below. Smoke was rising from the distance, and a lot of it. If this was a fight, they were making a mess of the city, but the spread of what appeared to be fire was too large for it to be caused by a fight. Somebody had set part of the city alight.
"That's not good..." her gaze turned back to the figure, "Is that why you're here? Great..." a hand raised to run through her hair, turning back towards the Temple, "Not even two days in and somebodies burning down the city, that's... fantastic, truly. Sorry, what is it you need?"

@Archmage MC Eh, that’s fair. I’ve just viewed the Compulsion section as a way to create more interesting interactions via character quirks since I read the template, so maybe it’s just personal preference on my end XD

Regardless, I think the majority of the points would still stand even if you went into it without my view of the Compulsions.
The powers of the Contract come with an RP cost, a compulsion, such as "I cannot tell a lie, not even a kind one" or "I cannot give in to fear or terror." Breaking this compulsion means your character will be expelled from the Circus forevermore. Be creative with this. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Having the Compulsion of “He must drain the heat form every living creature he comes in contact with” would be both an incredibly strict, and incredibly dangerous Compulsion. Any prolonged encounter with the Cast, specifically in times of combat, could easily prove fatal.

The point of a Compulsion is to provide characterisation, and to force your character into doing things their personality might not otherwise allow them to. It allows for unique interactions and encounters - which is why it is recommended to be creative with it. You needn’t have your Compulsion even relate to your ability - most of us haven’t. Sure, your current idea could do that, but it could also limit your chances for interaction, and that’s something I’d like to avoid if possible.

What you have there is a negative side to your ability, rather than a Compulsion. If you want to keep that Trait for your character, go right ahead, but we’re going to need a proper Compulsion for them before they can be accepted.

If I could make a recommendation, finish the rest of your sheet first. Work on your Audition and Backstory. You might suddenly have an idea for your Compulsion while doing so. It took me a while to come up with my Compulsion. I’d also recommend taking a look through the already accepted sheets and see what Compulsions we have, to give yourself some more insight on what you should be aiming for.
@CrazyFennec Oooooh, right, your Compulsion. Every character has to have a Compulsion as a part of their Contract with the Circus - it's up to you what you want it to be. Losing the ability to read books is Auguste's Compulsion.
@CrazyFennec A passive curse? How do you mean? As in, you want your ability to be constantly active?
Taking the hundredth post for my own character.

@CrazyFennec Should do; I don't see why we wouldn't XD

@hagroden Course that's an approval. All sneks are welcome here.

I'm a good co-GM I swear.
@eclecticwitch Yup, you're good.

@Archmage MC Hopefully whenever Majora finishes the OP.

And who doesn't wanna get hit on by the demon fish lady?
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