September 25, 2010 ...
My uncle met her when he was only five years old, when he wandered out of his kitchen and through his back yard. He says he talked to her and she talked back to him. And at first he didn't think anything was wrong or different about her, other than the fact she dressed differently and she looked different. He thought she was an Indian or something. Oh, crap, I better do that over ... Um, Native American.
So, anyways, my uncle's parents found him, brought him back, and denied seeing the young woman who had been standing next to him when they appeared. My uncle was smart, though, and he kept quiet about it as the years went by. He visited the old cemetery on the edge of town, always talked to the young woman who never aged. He was always curious about her but whenever he asked about where she came from, she'll just say, "I wanted to get away. And here I am."
But recently, recently, my uncle's gotten real sick and he says he saw something at the cemetery he shouldn't have. Something he wasn't supposed to see. He wanted to tell me but then he had a stroke and now he's in a coma.
So this is why I've come to the small town of Cheshire, right smack in the middle of Arkansas to investigate. I've called in a few friends but I think we might be too late.
... Because people have begun to see things, and things have just gotten weirder ...
So this is a supernatural, modern RP, set in a small town. Players get to play as a human, or one of a vast number of classical demons that have begun to crop up and make their presence known, or even a ghost. Because Cheshire is a very special place and a very special place, is always just the beginning ...
We're starting on a normal day, September 28, 2010. It's a Tuesday and the townspeople are preparing for their annual town fair, celebrating the day Cheshire was founded.
So the rules are pretty simple!
1) Let's try to keep it PG-13, since I'm sure we're all mature players! So, let's try to tone down anything graphic, be it sexual or violent, or at least, don't go into explicit details.
2) No GOD-MODDING! If it's not your character, please ask permission to do something to or with him/her. It never hurts to ask and plotting can be lots of fun!
I'll be posting my bio here later. But I wanted to get the OOC thread up so people can post theirs if they have them already. Any questions or plotting, feel free to post here, send me a PM or catch me on AIM and/or MSN. Thank you! XD
PEOPLE TO KNOW*
Evander Lasadriel - Male - Demon/Netherworld servant - Age 526 - A demon drawn to Cheshire, he has set up a bookshop to continue luring people to the Netherworld (played by Kitti)
Renee Hartford - Female - Human - Age 23 - A tarot-reader/occultist/spiritualist, a vacation (in actuality, her dreams) brought her to Cheshire and she has set up tarot and psychic readings in the local bed and breakfast (played by Zypher)
Shayne Tulia - Female - Human - Age 22 - A mortician who has been in Cheshire for several years, she seeks to become a demon with the help of money squirreled away from her job (played by Sine)
The Cat - Male - Faerie - Age Hundreds - A mischievous faerie spirit in the form of a cat, he settled in Cheshire five years ago and has been around since (played by Porg)
Carlos Tigrillo - Male - Human - Age 37 - A former Special Forces Operative who has come to Cheshire on advice from his mysterious benefactor, hoping to find those who attacked him and his family and kidnapped his daughter (played by Grumpy)
Sidney Reese - Female - Human - Age 19 - An odd young woman with an addiction to meds, she is passing through Cheshire on her way elsewhere but quickly realizes Cheshire is different (played by Diana)
Ulric McNeil - Male - Human - Age 28 - An intern serving at Cheshire's hospital blessed or cursed with the ability to see things out of the ordinary (played by Soulless)
Vinny - Male - Ice Demon - Age 7 (appears 18) - An ice demon from Alaska who traveled far south and has made a large lake near Cheshire his new home (played by Zaz)
Emily Felder - Female - Human - Age 19 - A young heiress living in Cheshire who has only a few months to get her act together or her parents will cut her off (played by Acqua)
Father Gregory Hammond - Human - Age 78 - A priest who calls Cheshire his home, he was granted extra time ... but for what purpose (played by Tyler)
Gordon Salfrey - Human - Age 23 - A Cheshire local, his parents mysteriously vanished and he was found locked in a cupboard; he is now considered another "Cheshire oddity" (played by Vay)
Dressden - Spirit/Kelpie - Age Timeless - A kelpie who resides in Lake Graceful Serenity, he is curious about humans and lives a double life (played by Vay)
Craig Anderson - Male - Human - Age 23 - The "narrator" of the tale mentioned in The Story; he is a college student taking a break from school to look after his uncle in the hospital and is attempting to solve the mystery of the Old Graveyard.
Note: Character names in white are NPCs (non playable characters). Character names in red are PCs (player characters).
PLACES TO GO
Lasadriel's bookshop - A tiny, dusty building, whose back room contains Lasadriel's sparse furnishings. Come one, come all, you never know what you'll find between the dusty covers of these books!
Local bed and breakfast - Said to be haunted by quite a few ghosts, this local bed and breakfast has been around since the founding of the town. This is where Renee has set up readings.
Hospital - Staffed by a loyal few, this is where one can find Ulric and get the meds (and help) you may or may not want!
Morgue - Cheshire even has a small morgue!
Lake Graceful Serenity - A large lake surrounded by mystery and intrigue ...
The "New" Graveyard - And what's a morgue without a picturesque graveyard for those who want to be buried somewhere nice and quiet? This one lies on the other side of town, opposite of the Old Graveyard.
The Old Graveyard - An abandoned graveyard on the edges of town. No one ever goes there (except teenagers spending the night on a dare) and there's a large forest between it and the closest residence. It is rather large and always eerily quiet. This is where, legend has it, the Lady, the Maiden, and the Crone dwell.
GENERAL CHARACTER STATISTICS
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