Hello all potential new RP partners! I have this hankering for a modern day Beauty and the Beast type of story. Here is the plot: The Beast is a high powered billionaire. He has every luxury known to man: houses, cars, a private plane, staff etc. He is of course extremely handsome but he's also an arrogant prick. Money has made him believe he is above every one else. His staff hates him but he pays them well and they need the income. His family is distant and he doesn't keep in much contact with them because -who needs them anyway-. He's a playboy so he doesn't enter into long term relationships or anything too serious. He's all about his business and making more money. It doesn't matter how he does it. He will lie, cheat and steal to get what he wants. Except he makes a big mistake with the wrong investor one day. He tries to cheat someone who is far more powerful than the Beast realizes. In a business deal gone awry, the Beast is cursed by a powerful warlock. If the Beast wishes to lie, cheat and steal like the devil then he would also have to look like one. The warlock casts his spell over the Beast turning him into a horrible demon looking creature and cursing everything he owned and possessed. The warlock transports the Beast to the Beast's gated country side home, surrounded by acres of land and not another house for miles. The warlock places a magical barrier over the Beast's property trapping him and all the inhabitants of his home (his staff) inside. The barrier effectively curses the land and all life within it, also cutting off all access to the outside world. The staff, now trapped inside with the man they hate, have also been cursed. They have lost their physical forms and have turned into spirits (or smaller demons, whatever), cursed to continue to serve the Beast. The warlock informs the Beast that he will only turn back into himself when he has genuinely changed; when he has learned to love others more than his money, when he learns to appreciate his staff, when he ceases to feel the need to fuel his greed, and when he finds someone to love and love him for who he really is. The magical barrier keeps everyone inside alive so the Beast would not be able to kill himself. He would have to live with himself day after day until he was able to break the curse. The barrier also keeps the house virtually invisible but once its gate is crossed, the house is revealed. Only the Beast and his staff are trapped, unable to break through the barrier but the Beast has control over the magical gate should anyone come across the house. He could choose to have anyone else remain trapped with him or let them go. Years pass and the Beast does not change. He remains trapped in his home. The world has forgotten about this extravagant billionaire and his business has failed without him. Assuming his disappearance could be explained by nothing else, his family has left him for dead. It is truly hopeless now. They would be doomed to live this life forever. ------------------------------- We can begin the story before the Beast is cursed or years later when one stormy night, a girl is driving down a long road. Its hard to see and the conditions are horrible. She makes a wrong turn and finds the house. It looks abandoned but being in need of shelter to help wait out the storm, she enters inside. We can discuss that in more detail together. Rules (because there are always rules) 1. Communication is key. I love to have ooc chats with my partners. Help me drive the story along. Don't leave it all up to me. I love brainstorming. It's very exciting. 2. I have a very busy personal life. I'm married, work full time and have a small child. I can post once or twice a week usually. More if I have some free time. I expect my partner to do the same. I won't badger you for a post unless its been over 2 weeks. If you're not interested in the RP anymore please let me know. If you're not going to be around for whatever reason, please let me know. See rule 1. 3. I'm not a Nazi for post length but I don't think you can drive a story along with anything less than three paragraphs. I don't mean three paragraphs of feelings either cause that wouldn't work. Also I'd like you to make sure your grammar and punctuation is correct. I want to make sure I understand where you are going and I don't want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out what you're trying to say. I think that's it! If interested please PM me and reply on this thread here!