Dear Sir or Madam, I cordially invite you to a charity event that I am sure will be the talk of London for years. Our society has come to love and enjoy the strange exotic animals that have been collected from all over the globe and now reside in zoos. Yet are you aware of the dreadful conditions these poor creatures must live in for the sake of our curiosities? This night we aim to raise a great deal of money to aid these poor creatures. Be it increasing the comforts of captivity or releasing them back to the wild where they belong. Be sure to bring your pocket books! During the event we will have auctions as well as games and activities for everyone to enjoy. It will be a pleasure to have you attend. Best Wishes, Lady Felicity DeBarbarac. Plot Information, rosybrown You are in Victoria, England in the year 1882. This town is located not far from London and is home to mostly wealthy families and high born people. The place is a center point of gossip, strange occurrences, and secrets. Recently invitations were sent out by Lady Felicity DeBarbarac, inviting people to yet another one of her charity balls. Despite how one feels about the Lady and her charities, the parties are always an enjoyable and very popular affair. Everyone in town attends these as an opportunity to socialize, gossip, gamble, and spy on their fellows. But on this night something unexpected will happen. By the end of the evening someone will be dead and several things will be stolen. Players will be suspects and must aid and cooperate with an investigation. Basic Info and Character Options, rosybrown This is a Victorian setting, but I am NOT fussy about historical accuracy. I want the atmosphere and style of the Victorian Era. As long as details make sense, it's all good! If you want to do some background research, look up the years 1830 - 1900. Because this is in the "Realistic" section, this plot does not have magic. So no vampires, werewolves, special powers, etc. However, I have no problems with hinting at the possibility of such things existing. In fact, Victoria is a very strange place indeed... If there's anything you're not sure about or really want to do, shoot me a PM and I tell you if it's something I can work in. We'll be playing this roleplay with a "Chapter" set up. The first chapter will be the party, where characters get to introduce themselves to the setting and interact with others. It will end with someone being dead. The dead person might be an NPC or it might be a player character. I won't kill active characters without permission, unless you're a jerkbutt! As for characters, you can play an invited guest, one of the help, a party crasher, anything you please as long as you have a good reason to be there at the party! How the plot of this roleplay develops will hinge on what YOU put in your character bios and do in the roleplay. Since this is a MYSTERY feel free to plant plot bunnies and be suspicious. CLICK HERE FOR THE CHARACTER BIO (Move your mouse to reveal the content) CLICK HERE FOR THE CHARACTER BIO (open) CLICK HERE FOR THE CHARACTER BIO (close) [b]Character Name:[/b] [b]Killable?:[/b] (Are you okay with having this character potentially die during the course of this roleplay?) [b]Job/Role:[/b] [b]Age:[/b] [b]Appearance:[/b] (Basic description is a must, pictures are a bonus!) [b]Personality:[/b] [b]Item Goes Missing:[/b] (Something you were carrying on your person and will end up MISSING at the end of the night. It can be something important to the character or just something random. ) [b]How do you know Felicity DeBarbarac:[/b] [b]Background History:[/b] POSTING HABITS AND EXPECTATIONS, rosybrown After the "new game freshness" wears off, I don't expect this to be a fast-paced roleplay. Posting at least once a week is good, sooner is of course better. I ask all players not to posty spree and accidentally ditch a player, so everyone has a chance to participate. (IE: If 3 characters are chatting, 2 of you shouldn't post 10 posts leaving the other person behind.) However, we will not wait longer than 2 weeks on a single person to post, we will move on a scene so the roleplay doesn't get stuck. If you don't post for 4 weeks your character might die. If only because this is a Murder Mystery and I like any excuse to kill people. 8D One Liner posts will not work in this roleplay! Please post at least a paragraph and make sure you check for punctuation and capital letters. This roleplay hinges on your characters and how you interact with the story, so make sure you give us plenty to work with! The Cast, rosybrown LADY FELICITY DEBARBARAC The last living DeBarbarac and heir to the DeBarbarac fortune, should her dear Uncle perish before marrying and siring and heir. She is a quirky, strange individual who is constantly out trying to use his name and title to do good deeds, such as volunteer or charity functions. Her obsession is saving the animals trapped in horrible zoos, and has every intention of using the charity money to have them shut down and all the animals shipped back to their natural habitats. (Played By Diana.) LORD JUSTICE DEBARBARAC (Played by Ozzie) I thiiiiink that's in. o__o If you have any questions, ask!