IN CHARACTER THREAD - https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/threads/signups-still-open-scarborough-fair.113029/ Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Remember me to one who lives there. She once was a true love of mine. On the side of a hill in the deep forest green. Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested brown. Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain. Sleeps unaware of the clarion call. Tell her to make me a cambric shirt. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme; Without no seams nor needle work, Then she'll be a true love of mine. On the side of a hill a sprinkling of leaves. Washes the grave with silvery tears. A soldier cleans and polishes a gun. Sleeps unaware of the clarion call. Tell her to find me an acre of land: Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme; Between the salt water and the sea strand, Then she'll be a true love of mine. War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions. Generals order their soldiers to kill. And to fight for a cause, They've long ago forgotten. Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather: Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme; And gather it all in a bunch of heather, Then she'll be a true love of mine. A man walks among the desolate ground. Fires, bloodstains, and fires abound. He looks upon his decree for destruction And knows that she sits with a smile. To the east there are towns set aglow with flame. To the west there lay vast armies slain. To the north there is escape in ice fields and tundra. And to the south she has long forgotten his name. His robes are torn, and stained of the earth. His armor, once shining, is rust. His sword, once mighty, is cracked and beaten. His heart, under her spell, was crushed. A crown rests upon a devil's head. Sitting in the throne of the man sent to flee. Battle scarred and broken, onward he treads. While she rests in the arms of his enemy. This roleplay is going to be about a king who's lost it all. It's going to be about how he starts out with a woman, his lover and/or wife whom he falls head over heels in love with in his kingdom called Scarborough just so the title fits, and is blinded by her love so much so that he follows her manipulation. What he doesn't know is that she's in love with an enemy kingdom's king, and she intends to get to him so that she can in essence take his kingdom right out from under him and give it to the other guy. It sparks a war. A bloody war between the two breaks out and it's during this difficult time she begins to slip up and reveal her true colors because of either the pressures on her or whatever (I will let whoever claims her be that judge) and he finds out about her plan all too late. So from there he flees with a broken heart, and nothing left since he's lost everything. What I had in mind for this roleplay is that we would begin somewhere along where he meets this evil woman, and go up to the war and where he's ran off, then through his fleeing and perhaps him finding another lover who's genuine and maybe even his comeback? At the same time whoever is playing the manipulative woman who caused his downfall could plot out what's going on there. I know it's vague, but I don't want to try to write out everything that should happen and then take all the fun out. Also, mark it down on your calendars, this is the FIRST rp that I have wanted to play the male lead in. My ENTIRE arsenal of characters is female except for this guy. :) For clarification: The blue part is the song Scarborough Fair's lyrics as written by Simon and Garfunkel. It's significance here is to the broken hearted king and how it's essentially given him unreal expectations for a future lover, thus the mentions of impossible tasks like sewing without seams and using a leather sickle, because of past experience. The red is mine, and that is the aftermath of the war. Fun Fact: As is the lyrics weren't kick butt enough, parsley is symbolic for removing bitterness, sage is symbolic for strength, rosemary is symbolic for faithfulness, love, and remembrance, and thyme is symbolic for courage if that helps to clarify further the meaning and significance of the blue part lol. AVALIABLE ROLES RED = Very Needed Role The woman who causes the king his downfall The enemy king Perhaps a new love for the king Strategic Advisor to the king Archivist apprentice(s) please see this Character Sheet if interested General Servants to any of the kings or evil queen lady Other roles you think would work? I'm open to suggestions! EXAMPLE CHARACTER SHEET Name: Age: Sexual Orientation: Species: Job/Career: Magic: Yes or no and what kind History: Appearance: OTHER IMPORTANT INFO Multiple characters are allowed Spot is open for an assistant GM Remember to please tag people in your posts especially if you want them to see it or are interacting with their character by using the @ sign and then their user! I would like at least a couple paragraphs for responses. Feel free to suggest stuff! OUR CAST The King of Scarborough, Allistair - @Lewi The Archivist, Harold - @Lewi The Seductress, Adara - @IceQueen Mercenary and War Lord/Evil King, Kareth - @Grothnor Arch Mage, Arkan'xon - @Lurolm Apprentice of Arkan'xon, Samuel - @Lurolm The Wanderer, Kaler - @DragonFist1988 The Enchantress, Joliett - @Everly Dancer/Mercenary, Aelyna - @perseponies Advisor to the king, Caim - @NewKingofDrangleic Royal Messenger, Circa - @GreatWest Archivist's Apprentice, Makoto - @FireDrake150 Okay guys, so if this roleplay falls flat on it's face i'm going to be very upset because I have worked very hard on this one and a lot of inspiration went into it. I searched for the PERFECT song, and the PERFECT version of it, and I worked very hard on my section too. Don't make the Lewi cry. T_T Also, just for those interested, these are the banners I have up for this roleplay as soon as they're approved!