OOC Prologue Without a Home Hues of crimson and violet painted the sky as the Floating Opera opened its doors for its last performance in the city of Mimosa amidst cheers and shouts for more from the populace. The massive construct of hot air filled silk and lightweight woods and metals showcased the grinning form of a jester at its front, the chest cavity of the porcelain construct left open as the main entrance to what laid inside. Jovial and whimsical colors painted the whole airship, giving an air of festivity to any place it passed by. It was a special day for those having the skills of an entertainer, for tonight, as was customary for the Opera's due departure, a handful of lucky individuals would become part of the Ignacio Troupe, the merry band of roguish artists in charge of the airship itself. Tonight, six lucky ones would become part of the troupe, and their whole lives would change for the better... Or for worse. As both the spectators and hopeful recruits entered, they were met with a great stage surrounded by theatre-like chairs and benches, the whole spectator area spanning at least five stories in height and being filled with nooks and crannies to sit or perch oneself. Jesters, clothed of extravagant silks and leathers, lead everyone to their rightful places, that it may be in the viewing area of in the backstage. Behind the crimson curtains hiding what lay further into the great ship was a restless atmosphere of anticipation and nervousness as all the performers got ready for the final grand showcase of their skills. As the hopeful new proteges-to-be approached the man in the center of it all, he gestured for them to get ready with a great belly laugh and left for the stage. As he finally reached the center of the great circular area, he smiled grandly and gestured elegantly as the whole ship lighted up as the last of the sun's ray caressed the golden accents of the Troupe's prized construct. “Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Ignatio Troupe's Floating Opera! Tonight you will be awed by the performance of a lifetime as, as is customary for us, we will hold a great performance to see if any of the hopeful that came to us are worthy of bearing the Ignatio name, to, we assure you, your greatest amazement and pleasure! Now, let yourself be swept away by out latest tale; The Beggar!” With that said, a great cheer resonated through the entirety of the Floating Opera, leaving behind a charged and anticipatory atmosphere. Bowing deeply, the portly Troupe Master left the stage as the great crimson curtain opened, letting in a stream of performers. A melancholy tune filled the area as the stage decor took the shape of the slums and a sole performer mimicked with great skill a lowly beggar. It was the time to shine, the time to amaze, and there was only one chance to do it all! Objective (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Objective (open) Objective (close) Choose ONE Troubadour skill to showcase, using creativity and good timing to work with the other entertainers to make as brilliant a showing as you can. Your first REPUTATION score will be between 1 (Lowest) and 10 (Highest) depending on your individual performance.