CLOSED SIGNUPS The Call of the Abyss

PavellumPendulum

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Synopsis
The small town of Aurora doesn't have much to offer. Boasting a dwindling population of roughly 200 people, the town is experiencing a bit of a crisis. People are going missing. Originally, the townsfolk assumed it was simply rebellious youth running away or something of that nature, but as the count of missing people grows larger and larger, people are growing more and more worried.

There have been whispers of something dark, something unnatural lurking around the edges of town, beckoning for people, but surely, that couldn't be real, right? Even if you think you saw a figure gesturing for you to jump into the well, or a gigantic mouth waiting for you at the end of your hallway in the dead of the night, those were just your mind playing tricks on you, right? ... Well, a small group of townspeople, fed up with the mayor's refusal to act and refusing to believe that their loved ones just ran away, is now banding together to unravel the mystery of the strange phenomenon affecting Aurora. Little do they know that the monster they're facing is far stronger than any of them and most definitely not ready to give up it's territory just for a few puny humans.

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This is a horror, mystery and puzzle-solving group rp where all characters will be put through the gauntlet in search of those who have gone missing, working together to unravel the secrets of Aurora. It will be very much influenced by the horror RPGmaker game, Ib (if you know it, you'll have a better idea of what I'm going for, but it's not necessary in order to understand this RP even without it.) I am the main DM, so if you have any questions, please PM me or contact me on Discord!

Warning: Your character may die in this rp. You will be allowed to have two characters max, and if one dies, you will be allowed to create another. If this is not something you are willing to risk, do not join.

Read all of the information below then join the Discord server when you're ready!


1. All Iwaku rules apply in this rp.

2. I am the DM. My word is final when it comes to the status of your character, we can discuss but arguing with me will not get you anywhere. Similarly, all relationships to the major NPCs below must be approved by me. Any important secrets you would like your character to have that pertain to the plot, I will need to know (AKA. your character thinks they have seen the monster (whether they actually have or not), your character has done investigating themselves, etc.)

3. Be respectful. IC interactions are not OOC interactions. Keep the drama between the characters. If you have any problems that arise, contact me.

4. Basic roleplay ettiquette is necessary. Do not godmod, do not attempt to control the entire plot, do not give your character abilities that do not make sense in the context of this rp. Let me know if you're confused about something!

5. Adept/advanced posting is expected. You are expected to contribute to the scene in your posts. Please try for a minimum of three paragraphs. If it is shorter, but still contributes to the scene, it's fine, but keep this in mind. I also expect at minimum one post per character per two weeks. If you disappear for longer than that with 0 explanations, your character may be killed or be forced to disappear to move things forward. Communicate with me.

6. Original characters only. No fandom characters allowed.

7. If you have any triggers that can potentially come up (torture, mutilation, etc), please let me know beforehand. This rp will most definitely deal with things that are potentially uncomfortable. I will try not to make it too gory, but it will come up here and there.

8. Have fun! Sorry if I seem mean due to my tone in these but I want everyone to know exactly where I stand on these matters. Gotta get the message through 😤

Now that you've read all of these, feel free to join the Discord Server!

SETTING: Aurora, Vague-northern-state, USA
Aurora is a town surrounded by heavy forests and pretty far off of any major highways. There is a large river nearby that people like to hang around. The town has an elementary and highschool that is combined due to the lack of students, a town hall, a small local grocery store, a pub and a sheriff's office. Many work in the logging industry or at the local businesses. The nearest hospital is a one hour drive away.

YEAR: Early 2000s. Your character will not have access to amazing smartphones or most of the fancy technology we have today. Think flipphones and radios.

IMPORTANT NPCS:
SHERIFF - DAKOTA HARTMAN
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A well-meaning but tired man. Usually his job only consists of breaking up bar fights. Often found smoking in the office. Childhood friend of the current mayor. Helps around town when he can, but he's got frequent knee pains.

MAYOR - CLARA BENNETT
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A no-nonsense woman. Her late husband, Kade Bennett, perished along with her child, Quiara, in a house fire over a decade ago. She's often out of her office, nowhere to be found, but she has gotten a lot of development done in the town since being voted in four years ago. Because of her, more jobs have been created, as well as the funding for starting up the pub coming from her own pockets.

Feel free to use code or just copy paste this sheet as is. No need to get super detailled with it. I prefer most things to be revealed via rp. If it's something that most people in town wouldn't know about your character, don't put it in the sheet. No characters under 16, please.

NAME:
AGE:
GENDER/PRONOUNS:
OCCUPATION:
APPEARANCE: (Feel free to use an image OR realistic/semi-realistic artwork. Written descriptions are also acceptable. No anime or cartoon-style art, please.)
PERSONALITY:
BIO: (Again, if no one knows this about your character, do not add it. Additionally, please add the reason why your character is investigating. Out of sympathy for those left behind? To spite the mayor? Because someone they love is gone?)
RELATIONSHIPS: (This is a small town where people know mostly everyone. It is likely that your characters will know each other. You are encouraged to plot with other players in order to determine their relationships.)

Once your character is accepted, I will react to it with a heart.

That should be all! Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day <3
 
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TerraBooma

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BIO Wip! Waiting on some relationships with other PC's to help flesh out her childhood!

NAME: Amber Hartman
AGE: 20
GENDER/PRONOUNS: She/Her
OCCUPATION: Part time Cashier, Part time Remote Student, Full Supernatural Investigator
APPEARANCE:
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PERSONALITY: Inquisitive, personable, and a little too stubborn for her own good, Amber is a force that all of Aurora has come to deal with. Whether it's her sunnier moments, pointing out snapshots of the communities' brighter moments, or her more well intended attempts to call people out with half the information she actually needs, Amber is always one to stand by her convictions, and the strong sense of justice she inherited from her father (if not by blood, then by modeling) gets her in as much trouble as it gets her out of.

When a local dog goes missing, she's the first on the case. When something's been stealing off with all the farm's prized tomatoes, she's there. And when that paper is due tomorrow? She's...out investigating those other things. Amber isn't known for exactly having her priorities straight, but her Dad keeps the screws on tight when it comes to the actually important things. She's a pretty keen eye, and has a solid head on her shoulders. She's a B- Student who could be hitting the A's if she actually turned things in on time, but it's a full moon this week, and if the local monsters (that she steadfastly believes exist) are going to make a move, it's going to be now. Her profs wouldn't mind if it was a few days late, right?

BIO: The sheriff found her first, abandoned in a basket unceremoniously outside the grocery store. Nobody had seen who had dumped her, nor could anyone report seeing a car or truck scurrying away into the night. With nowhere else for her to go, Dakota simply...took her in as one of his own. Amber grew up loved and cherished, knowing that she was adopted, but seemingly fine with that. Her mom passed away when she was 7, and it hit her hard to this day. Some would say not hard enough, as she can often be found chasing people around town for questions in between shifts at the grocery store and classes.

She's certainly extroverted, but it would be hard pressed to say she has many friends. She stays away from the more energetic scenes, either staying up to the crow's call looking for clues, or desperately chugging energy drinks to get in a paper three days late.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Adoptive Daughter of the Sheriff (Dakota "Grumpy Bear" Hartman)
Perpetual well meaning thorn in the side of the Mayor
Cheshire Shook- Friend and confident. Member of the Aurora Supernatural Detective Club.
She respects Piper's commitment to the force, but that lady can be a pain in the ass! She's always shooing Amber away from the crime scene for some reason.
Sebastian on the other hand? Perfect cop. Mostly cause he tolerates her investigations for longer than anyone else in the Sheriff Department. He's an honorary member of the ASDC
Pala's partner in crime. He's the best sidekick a supernatural investigator could hope for...until the guy went missing.
Frequent Babystitter for and ex-student of Victor

WHAT YOU KNOW:
Executive Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Aurora Supernatural Detective Club
She's the Sheriff's Daughter
She means well, but tends to get in over her head easily
Has a keen sense of intuition, its hard to slip a lie past her
Has one mean quickdraw with that Camera
Aurora's self appointed expert on all things supernatural (Credentials? Who needs those?)
 
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Hecatoncheires

[YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER]
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lem_sml.jpg NAME: Piper Hewlett
AGE: 32
GENDER/PRONOUNS: Miss/Ma'am
OCCUPATION: Sheriff's Deputy/All-American Hard-Ass

APPEARANCE: Piper still dresses like she's anticipating an inspection from a drill sergeant. Her clothes are as impeccable as they are practical, and it's safe to assume there's at least one firearm tucked into them somewhere at any given time. Her appearance is similarly utilitarian and polished to the point of sharpness.

PERSONALITY: Piper is polite. She is professional. And she almost certainly has a plan to kill everyone she meets. "Intense" is the polite way most residents of Aurora describe her ("frosty bitch" is another popular one, though rarely said in her hearing). No-one can deny she takes her job seriously, but those used to Sheriff Hartman's more relaxed, informal approach to policing have been thrown off by her no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners outlook. She's sharp, observant and by the books when it comes to her work. Yes she is going to write you that ticket for speeding. No she doesn't care that it was only a little over the speed limit.

This icy professionalism extends to a lot of her dealings with people even when off-duty. Many find her distant, unwilling to engage, though never quite rude. She largely keeps to herself, and Hartman is about the only person she seems willing to open up to outside of working hours.

BIO: A newcomer to Aurora, Deputy Piper Hewlett's life and career are the subject of much speculation by the residents of this sleepy little corner of America. Her steadfast refusal to confirm or deny anything only strives to fuel the issue.

Some facts are a matter of public record, however. Originally from the West Coast and born to a military family, Piper joined the Army shortly after graduating high school and soon began serving in the Military Police Corps. An extensive career led to her deploying to conflict zones such as Kosovo, before ultimately retiring after achieving the rank of CID Warrant Officer. Furthermore, it's known she had a short-lived career with the Seattle Police Department as a Detective. It's here that speculation gets especially rife. Rumours abound that she was involved in a shooting incident that left several other officers dead. Or that she was an undercover officer who's been forced to go into hiding from the people she was investigating. The truth isn't known, and Piper isn't talking, but that's never got in the way of a good story before.

Whatever happened in Seattle, Sheriff Hartman brought her on as a Deputy shortly after she quit the department and moved to Aurora. She's earned herself a reputation in just a few short years, the chill to Hartman's warmth. With the recent spate of disappearances still ongoing, Deputy Hewlett has publicly disagreed with the Mayor's claim that the whole thing can be chalked up to a spree of runaways. She's not about to let matters go, either. Quitting doesn't seem to be in her nature.

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Sheriff Dakota Hartman: Piper's boss. She respects his approach to policing, even though they butt heads over it frequently, and she has a lot of time for him as a person. He's probably one of the few people in town she can actually talk to. But she's also of the opinion that he's completely out of his depth when it comes to the growing number of missing persons cases. It's not something that a small town sheriff is cut out for.
  • Mayor Clare Bennett: Politicians are the same the world over, as far as Piper's concerned, and local politicians are amongst the worst of them.
  • Amber Hartman: Piper will never admit it, but she finds Amber's enthusiasm and inquisitiveness to be strangely charming. But goddammit, how does she keep getting past police cordons?
  • Mitena Ironblanket: Piper has always found their small town hospitality a little disconcerting, but she knows Mitena's reputation as a skilled hunter and outdoorsman. Those are the kind of skills that are going to come in useful soon.
  • Cheshire Shook: Her story's outlandish, and there's no way that's her real name. Piper's keeping an eye on this one.
  • Sebastian Chambers: Joined the Sheriff's Department around the same time as Piper. He's greener than wet grass, but at least his heart's in the right place when it comes to the job. He needs to stop letting Amber through the cordons, though.
  • Noah Anderson: The 'fresh-faced young pastor' routine does it for plenty of people in town. Piper is decidedly not one of them.
 
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PavellumPendulum

what love is, never selfish and of service
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  2. Multiple posts per week
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Preferred Character Gender
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Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
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MITENA IRONBLANKET
(Pronounced MY-TEN-UH)​

AGE: 23

GENDER/PRONOUNS: Nonbinary, they/them

OCCUPATION: Hunter

APPEARANCE: Mitena is often wearing a homemade shawl, as well as a dress, even in the winter. (For very cold temperatures, they simply add more layers to the dress.) They make all of their clothes, along with Pala's themself. They are rarely seen without earrings, with most being handmade by their late mother.

PERSONALITY: Mitena is a caregiver. They are always fretting about their little brother, Pala, and about others in town. They're the first to welcome newcomers and the last to leave any gatherings, being the type to insist on helping clean up and the like. They have a deep appreciation for nature and seldom interact much with any type of recent technology (these newfangled phones and video games, they're too complicated!) Cooking and crafting are their two loves, so they're often found making leather clothing and bags out of the animals that they hunt or sharing a hearty meal with those who request it in town.

They are usually reliable, but can be scatterbrained from time to time, retreating into their daydreams and into their solitude. Even so, they try their best to remain in the present, despite the looming, immense pressure of raising their brother on their own.

BIO: Mitena, Pala and their parents were all born and raised on the land where Aurora sits. Their childhood was one of difficulty, with Pala frequently suffering from mysteriously poor health, something he'd inherited from their father. Their parents were not rich, but they made do, teaching Mitena everything they knew about hunting, tanning leather, cooking and sewing. When Mitena's father died from a logging accident 4 years ago, tragedy refused to strike their family only once. Their mother soon committed suicide soon after, leaving Mitena alone to fend for themself and Pala. Mitena relied on the kindness of their neighbours during those trying times and now spends much of their time trying to pay it forward through acts of kindness. When Pala went missing, only days ago, they could not believe themselves, immediately stricken with grief and shock, especially when both the Mayor and Sheriff Hartman offered them nothing but words of consolation.

RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Pala Ironblanket - Their pride and joy at 14 years old. Mitena is always hovering around Pala like a hawk, to the point where it might perhaps be unhealthy. Pala doesn't seem to appreciate their helicopter mother hen instincts, but he tolerates it in order to keep them happy. He can be a bit rebellious and often gets into trouble with the neighbours, but Mitena is always close behind, ready to apologize and offer dessert as a peace offering.
  • Sheriff Hartman - Though Mitena once respected the man, his handling of the missing person cases appalls them deeply. They cannot stand the fact that Hartman is not doing more.
  • Mayor Clara Bennett - Clara's businesslike smile and iron fist bothers Mitena deeply. They do not like speaking to the woman, though they appreciate all she has done for Aurora.
  • Piper Hewlett - Mitena finds it difficult to converse with Piper. The day she moved into town, Mitena was one of the first to show up at her door with a fresh pie as an offering, but that icy attitude of hers makes them squirm.
  • Amber Hartman - Mitena finds Amber sweet but perhaps too rambunctious, hoping desperately that she has no effect on Pala's already rowdy demeanor as a role model. The girl is more than welcome in their kitchen however, provided that she doesn't eat every single baked good there.
  • More to be added!
 
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Hillvale

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NAME: Sebastian Chambers

AGE: 24

GENDER/PRONOUNS: Male He/HIm

OCCUPATION: Police Officer

APPEARANCE:
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Green
Height: 5'7'
Weight: 140lbs

PERSONALITY:
Loyal, Observant, Compassionate, Personable, Dedicated, Diligent, Earnest, Selfless, Empathetic, Strong-Willed

Strengths
Altruistic: At the core of Sebastian's being, he is a compassionate and selfless person. More than anything else, he wants to help people, and he is willing to go to any lengths to do so. He is kind and is unable to turn a blind eye to anyone in need, even if it inconveniences him. Even though he was raised in an environment that holds many prejudices, he treats everyone equally and fairly.

Eager: When it comes to Sebastian's work, he is energetic and lively. He loves being able to make a difference in the world, which is the reason he always gives it his all. Although sometimes the job can be tough, or things move slowly, he is always dedicated and working hard. Even going so far as working on his days off. He could almost be considered stubborn, with how determined he can be not to give up.

Weaknesses:
Idealistic: With Sebastian was raised in a sheltered environment, he was oblivious to the harsh realities most faced. Because of this, he is often naive about things now that he is out in the world. He once thought that he would be able to solve all the problems easily, but now that he is forced to look those realities in the eye, he realized it wasn't as easy as he once thought. The real world and its truths tend to shock him, though he is still able to keep his spirits up.

Impulsive: Even though Sebastian always has good intentions, he is sometimes hasty when it comes to making decisions. When he sees someone in trouble, he readily jumps into action. At times this is good, but in most cases, this reckless behavior can be dangerous. He puts others' safety above his own, and wouldn't hesitate to jump in front of a bullet for anyone

BIO:
Sebastian was born in the town of Aurora. His parents had lived there for their entire lives, and met in high school. He was the youngest of three kids, and the only that decided to leave the town to attend college.

Sebastian has recently returned to work at the local sheriff's office. He has been back for a couple of years and had become quite close to his partner. But, recently, his partner has turned up missing, and Sabastian has vowed to find him.

RELATIONSHIPS
WIP


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NAME: Noah Anderson

AGE: 19

GENDER/PRONOUNS: Male He/Him

OCCUPATION: Priest

APPEARANCE:
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 110lbs


PERSONALITY:
Naive, Idealistic, Generous, Emotional, Reserved, Cooperative, Agreeable, Loyal, Timid, Forgiving, Humble, Uncomplaining, Self-conscious, Unaggressive, Impressionable

Strengths
Selfless: A large part of Sebastian is his giving nature. He is the type that will go out of his way to help even a stranger. It is like a compulsion that he can't seem to resist. He will often forget about his own needs or wants and focus only on others. Because he is so used to helping others, when the roles are reversed he tends to feel awkward. It is hard for him to accept help or have attention to himself, and can even feel guilty that he is being a bother.

Empathetic: Sebastian cares deeply about people and is full of compassion. He is the type of person whose intuition always helps to alert him to when the people around him are struggling. He often calls this his second superpower. Because of his sensitive nature, he always tries to reach out and help in any way that he can. When others are hurting, it truly feels as if he is hurting as well.

Weaknesses
Private: Even though Sebastian is more than willing to help others with their problems, he isn't the type to share his own. He has built up his own walls to keep his happy facade from troubling those around him. He often feels like if he can help enough people or make others happy, it will, in turn, fix himself. Even when he is deeply hurting he isn't someone to say anything and often keeps things bottled up.

Complacent: Even though he wants better for his friends, when it comes to himself he is resigned to keep going. He is often unhappy but refuses to share any negative emotions with anyone. In the past when people have intentionally or unintentionally hurt him, he will just allow it without speaking up for himself. He has no will to fight when it comes to himself and is fine with things staying the same. His optimistic attitude only applies to others, but when it comes to himself he would rather just not think about it. Since he feels like things could always have been worse, he tries his best to just tell himself that everything is alright, even when that is a lie.

BIO:
Noah was born in Utah as the third youngest of ten kids. As part of his religion, he has set out to try and establish a church in Aurora. As of right now, he is still working on obtaining proper funding for an official building. So, he hosts meetings at his house. These can range from
hosts Sunday sermons, bible study, and confession to counseling.

RELATIONSHIPS
WIP
 
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Jenamos

elegance is more important than suffering
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DOMINIC


  • dominic alessandro casella
    NICKNAME(S):
    Prefers Full Name | Hates Dom | Tolerates Nic
    AGE:
    31
    GENDER:
    Cis Male
    PRONOUNS:
    He/Him
    ROMANTIC ORIENTATION:
    Biromantic
    SEXUALITY:
    Bisexual
    RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
    Single
    OCCUPATION:
    Bartender/Owner of Local Pub
    HEIGHT:
    5'11"
    BUILD:
    Toned | Long-Legged | Broad-Shouldered
    HAIR:
    Black | Short | Straight | Thick
    EYE COLOR:
    Dark Blue
    SKIN DETAILS:
    Various tattoos across his body, including a snake winding down his left forearm | Dark circles from lack of sleep
    OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
    N/A
    HEALTH NOTES:
    Minor Alcoholism | Workaholic | Claustrophobia | Back Pain from Bad Posture
    CLOTHING:
    Usually found in tight jeans, a button-up never fully buttoned, and scuffed dress shoes. Favors darker colors for his clothing. He wears a lot of rings, mainly of the simple gold and silver band variety, and a short, thin chain necklace.
  • dominic alessandro casella
    PERSONALITY:
    Friendly | Perceptive | Nosy | Clever | Brotherly | Polite | Confident | Private | Charming | Reliable | Hardworking | Casual | Teasing | Practical
    LIKES:
    His Family | Being in the Know | Gossip | Sports | Amusement Parks | Lasagna | Mixology | Socializing | Poker | Trivia Games | Kettle Chips and Ranch | Body Modifications
    DISLIKES:
    Really Baggy Clothes | Preachy People | Aggressive Drunkards | Physical Altercations | Sparkling Water | Using Social Media | Passive-Aggressiveness | Smoking | Arrogance | Horror Movies
    STRENGTHS:
    Making Friends | Subtle Manipulation | Physically Strong | Good Endurance | Good Listener | Speaks Fluent Italian | Basketball | Collecting Information | Mixing Drinks | Hardworking
    WEAKNESSES:
    Alcoholism | Lack of Sleep | Claustrophobia | Being Creative | Backaches | Swears a Lot | Better at Mixology than Cooking
  • dominic alessandro casella
    BACKGROUND:
    Dominic’s family is descended from Italian immigrants that emigrated to the U.S. four generations ago. Running the only pub in town, they have become a well-known family in Aurora, acquainted with nearly everyone in town and privy to most of their drama. Dominic’s mother, in particular, was a staple of the community for her frequent charity work and aid of her fellow townsfolk.

    Unfortunately, when Dominic was 20, the pub caught on fire and burned down with his parents inside, forcing him to quit college and return to the town to take care of his younger sister Sofia. Exceedingly close since youth, Dominic and his sister continued to live together in their small family home for almost a decade, with Sofia stepping up to their mother’s mantle and becoming another pillar-of-the-community type while Dominic worked odd jobs to get them by.

    When Clara became mayor and created the pub, Dominic was of course the first to step up to run it. Designing it to match his family home, it seemed everything was beginning to look up for him and Sofia. After two years, though, Sofia went missing after leaving to do some work at a soup kitchen in a neighboring town. No trace of her was ever found, leaving Dominic unsure of her fate and in waxing and waning states of optimism and grief.

    Initially, he’d figured her disappearance was just bad luck, but with a series of them now occurring in the town, he wonders if the two might be related.
    RELATIONSHIPS:
    Antonio “Tony” Casella — Dominic’s father who died in a car crash 11 years ago. He was well-known in the community, given that he ran the only pub in town.
    Clara Casella — Dominic’s mother who died in a car crash 11 years ago. She was well-known in the community for her kindness and charitable nature, volunteering at town events, and always happy to lend a hand.
    Sofia Casella — Dominic’s sister who went missing two years ago. The two were exceedingly close. She was pretty well-known in the community for her volunteer work, similar to her mother.
    Clara Bennett — Very fond of her given that she gave him his current job and has helped the town significantly. Her kindness also reminds him a great deal of his own mother and sister.
    Cheshire Shook — One of his employees. He thinks well enough of her and appreciates her cheerful attitude.
  • dominic alessandro casella
    EXTRA:
    • His workaholic and alcoholic tendencies have only increased since his sister's disappearance, leading him to spend nearly all of his time at the pub.
    • He prefers fruity cocktails to beer and will fight a misogynist over it.
    • Will fight a misogynist in general.
    • Went to college on a basketball scholarship and studied kinesiology.
    • Wants to move to the West Coast one day.
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NAME:
Dominic Alessandro Casella
NICKNAME(S):
Prefers Full Name | Hates Dom | Tolerates Nic
AGE:
31
GENDER:
Cis Male
PRONOUNS:
He/Him
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION:
Biromantic
SEXUALITY:
Bisexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
Single
OCCUPATION:
Bartender/Owner of Local Pub
REFERENCE IMAGE:

HEIGHT:
5'11"
BUILD:
Toned | Long-Legged | Broad-Shouldered
HAIR:
Black | Straight | Thick
EYE COLOR:
Dark Blue
SKIN DETAILS:
Various tattoos across his body, including a snake winding down his left forearm | Dark circles from lack of sleep
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
N/A
HEALTH NOTES:
Minor Alcoholism | Workaholic | Claustrophobia | Back Pain from Bad Posture
CLOTHING:
Usually found in tight jeans, a button-up never fully buttoned, and scuffed dress shoes. He wears a lot of rings, mainly of the simple gold and silver band variety, and a short, thin chain necklace.
PERSONALITY:
Friendly | Perceptive | Nosy | Clever | Brotherly | Polite | Confident | Private | Charming | Reliable | Hardworking | Casual | Teasing | Practical
LIKES:
His Family | Being in the Know | Gossip | Sports | Amusement Parks | Lasagna | Mixology | Socializing | Poker | Trivia Games | Kettle Chips and Ranch | Body Modifications
DISLIKES:
Really Baggy Clothes | Preachy People | Aggressive Drunkards | Physical Altercations | Sparkling Water | Using Social Media | Passive-Aggressiveness | Smoking | Arrogance | Horror Movies
STRENGTHS:
Making Friends | Subtle Manipulation | Physically Strong | Good Endurance | Good Listener | Speaks Fluent Italian | Basketball | Collecting Information | Mixing Drinks | Hardworking
WEAKNESSES:
Alcoholism | Lack of Sleep | Claustrophobia | Being Creative | Backaches | Swears a Lot | Better at Mixology than Cooking
BACKGROUND:
Dominic’s family is descended from Italian immigrants that emigrated to the U.S. four generations ago. Running the only pub in town, they have become a well-known family in Aurora, acquainted with nearly everyone in town and privy to most of their drama. Dominic’s mother, in particular, was a staple of the community for her frequent charity work and aid of her fellow townsfolk.

Unfortunately, when Dominic was 20, the pub caught on fire and burned down with his parents inside, forcing him to quit college and return to the town to take care of his younger sister Sofia. Exceedingly close since youth, Dominic and his sister continued to live together in their small family home for almost a decade, with Sofia stepping up to their mother’s mantle and becoming another pillar-of-the-community type while Dominic worked odd jobs to get them by.

When Clara became mayor and created the pub, Dominic was of course the first to step up to run it. Designing it to match his family home, it seemed everything was beginning to look up for him and Sofia. After two years, though, Sofia went missing after leaving to do some work at a soup kitchen in a neighboring town. No trace of her was ever found, leaving Dominic unsure of her fate and in waxing and waning states of optimism and grief.

Initially, he’d figured her disappearance was just bad luck, but with a series of them now occurring in the town, he wonders if the two might be related.
RELATIONSHIPS:
Antonio “Tony” Casella — Dominic’s father who died in a car crash 11 years ago. He was well-known in the community, given that he ran the only pub in town.
Clara Casella — Dominic’s mother who died in a car crash 11 years ago. She was well-known in the community for her kindness and charitable nature, volunteering at town events, and always happy to lend a hand.
Sofia Casella — Dominic’s sister who went missing two years ago. The two were exceedingly close. She was pretty well-known in the community for her volunteer work, similar to her mother.
Clara Bennett — Very fond of her given that she gave him his current job and has helped the town significantly. Her kindness also reminds him a great deal of his own mother and sister.
Cheshire Shook — One of his employees. He thinks well enough of her and appreciates her cheerful attitude.
EXTRA:
• His workaholic and alcoholic tendencies have only increased since his sister's disappearance, leading him to spend nearly all of his time at the pub.
• He prefers fruity cocktails to beer and will fight a misogynist over it.
• Will fight a misogynist in general.
• Went to college on a basketball scholarship and studied kinesiology.
• Wants to move to the West Coast one day.
JEREMIAH


  • jeremiah david redgrave
    NICKNAME(S):
    Miah by Close People | Tolerates Jeremy and Dave
    AGE:
    43
    GENDER:
    Cis Male
    PRONOUNS:
    He/Him
    ROMANTIC ORIENTATION:
    Panromantic
    SEXUALITY:
    Graysexual
    RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
    Single
    OCCUPATION:
    AP Physics Teacher at Local High School
    HEIGHT:
    5'8"
    BUILD:
    Thin and Gangly
    HAIR:
    Dark Brown, Almost Black with White Streaks Throughout | Long | Wavy/Curly | Usually Half-Pulled Back
    EYE COLOR:
    Dark Brown
    SKIN DETAILS:
    Dark Circles from Lack of Sleep
    OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
    Well-Maintained Beard
    HEALTH NOTES:
    Farsighted | Insomnia | Paranoia | Obsessiveness | Acid Reflux | Workaholic | Caffeine Addiction | Anxiety | Depression
    CLOTHING:
    Usually found in loose button-downs, sweaters, slacks, and dress shoes. Prefers neutrals and earthy tones. Wears glasses with chains on the side 99% of the time.
  • jeremiah david redgrave
    PERSONALITY:
    Serious | Grouchy | Intelligent | Dry | Introverted | Analytical | Well-Meaning | Paranoid | Neat | Self-Sacrificing | Nervous | Obsessive | Clever | Blunt | Distrusting | Cynical | Reliable | Studious | Guarded
    LIKES:
    Curiosity | Passion | Coffee | Layered Clothing | Cats | Paranormal Research | Productivity | Fruit Smoothies | Interior Decorating | Dry Humor | Chocolate Muffins | Informational Podcasts | Herbal Tea | Bookstores | Most Scientific Topics | Staying Organized | White Noise | Puzzles | Fuzzy Socks | Wraps | Extra-Comfortable Beds | Vinyl Records | Mushroom Hunting
    DISLIKES:
    Rowdy, Disruptive Students | Walking Alone at Night | Prejudiced Teachers | Loud Noises | Parties | Licentiousness | Crowds | Nosy People | Disorganization | Physically Taxing Activities | All Kinds of Drugs | Irresponsibility | Slackers | The Heat
    STRENGTHS:
    Knowledgable about Physics, Chemistry, and Human Anatomy | Quick-Thinking | Vigilant | Persistence | Selflessness
    WEAKNESSES:
    Socializing | Interacting with Very Young Children | Anxiety | Paranoia | Insomnia | Obsessiveness | Physically Weak | Neglects His Health
  • jeremiah david redgrave
    BACKGROUND:
    Jeremiah was initially born in a much larger city a few hours away from Aurora to a family of six. He suffered from middle child syndrome, frequently overlooked except when he succeeded academically. He was labeled a “gifted” student when he was young and this placed a lot of pressure on him to maintain his perfect record. Thankfully, he found a passion for science, so pursuing a Ph.D. in physics and chemistry was a natural progression.

    Ever since he was very young, he's been able to see ghosts to some extent, which meant that paranormal research became his secret passion project. He's spent years trying to connect what he's learned in his studies of natural sciences with paranormal findings to explain strange phenomena better and has written several essays on the subject. However, he has yet to publish any of them because he's afraid that he might be labeled delusional by his colleagues.

    While he initially worked as a professor at the same university he'd studied at, he wound up moving to Aurora for two reasons: 1) he wanted to work for a place sorely lacking in educators, and 2) he'd heard mutterings in the paranormal research community that there'd been strange activity in the town over the years. He's worked in Aurora for about seven years now and enjoys the work and most of the children. A particular student, though, stood out to him. One of these students was Lorena Downes. She was particularly interested in paranormal occurrences, and Jeremiah had been happy to share some of his research with her during breaks as he has for students with similar interests.

    Unfortunately, Lorena went missing three months ago and still hasn't been found. Jeremiah blames himself for her disappearance as she vanished after asking about a supposedly haunted mill in the area. He can only assume she'd gone to investigate the place after speaking with him.
    RELATIONSHIPS:
    Lorena Downes - One of Jeremiah's favorite students who shared a similar passion for paranormal research, disappeared three months ago after inquiring about a supposedly haunted mill in the area.
    Amber Hartman - A previous favorite student of his who'd also shared an interest in paranormal research.
    Pala Ironblanket - A mischievous student known for pulling pranks on staff, including Jeremiah. While the boy annoys Jeremiah with his antics, he doesn't hate him and is disturbed to hear of his disappearance.
    Mitena Ironblanket - Familiar with them through their having to apologize for Pala's poor behavior. Jeremiah has a broadly positive opinion of them and thinks they make a great pie.
    Victor Marsh - A colleague who also teaches in the science sector. While Victor is too cheery and extroverted for his taste, he doesn't mind working with him. He finds his love for his daughter sweet.
  • jeremiah david redgrave
    EXTRA:
    • Has a collection of hair ribbons to tie his hair back
    • The saddest thing about being a high school teacher with a Ph.D. is that he can't ask people to call him Professor without looking like a douche
    • Has been able to see ghosts since he was a child, but he can usually only see them as shadows and outlines
Code by Jenamos


NAME:
Jeremiah David Redgrave
NICKNAME(S):
Miah by Close People | Tolerates Jeremy and Dave
AGE:
43
GENDER:
Cis Male
PRONOUNS:
He/Him
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION:
Panromantic
SEXUALITY:
Graysexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
Single
OCCUPATION:
AP Physics Teacher at Local High School
REFERENCE IMAGE:

HEIGHT:
5'8"
BUILD:
Thin and Gangly
HAIR:
Dark Brown, Almost Black with White Streaks Throughout | Long | Wavy/Curly | Usually Half-Pulled Back
EYE COLOR:
Dark Brown
SKIN DETAILS:
Dark Circles from Lack of Sleep
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
Well-Maintained Beard
HEALTH NOTES:
Farsighted | Insomnia | Paranoia | Obsessiveness | Acid Reflux | Workaholic | Caffeine Addiction | Anxiety | Depression
CLOTHING:
Usually found in loose button-downs, sweaters, slacks, and dress shoes. Prefers neutrals and earthy tones. Wears glasses with chains on the side 99% of the time.
PERSONALITY:
Serious | Grouchy | Intelligent | Dry | Introverted | Analytical | Well-Meaning | Paranoid | Neat | Self-Sacrificing | Nervous | Obsessive | Clever | Blunt | Distrusting | Cynical | Reliable | Studious | Guarded
LIKES:
Curiosity | Passion | Coffee | Layered Clothing | Cats | Paranormal Research | Productivity | Fruit Smoothies | Interior Decorating | Dry Humor | Chocolate Muffins | Informational Podcasts | Herbal Tea | Bookstores | Most Scientific Topics | Staying Organized | White Noise | Puzzles | Fuzzy Socks | Wraps | Extra-Comfortable Beds | Vinyl Records | Mushroom Hunting
DISLIKES:
Rowdy, Disruptive Students | Walking Alone at Night | Prejudiced Teachers | Loud Noises | Parties | Licentiousness | Crowds | Nosy People | Disorganization | Physically Taxing Activities | All Kinds of Drugs | Irresponsibility | Slackers | The Heat
STRENGTHS:
Knowledgable about Physics, Chemistry, and Human Anatomy | Quick-Thinking | Vigilant | Persistence | Selflessness
WEAKNESSES:
Socializing | Interacting with Very Young Children | Anxiety | Paranoia | Insomnia | Obsessiveness | Physically Weak | Neglects His Health
BACKGROUND:
Jeremiah was initially born in a much larger city a few hours away from Aurora to a family of six. He suffered from middle child syndrome, frequently overlooked except when he succeeded academically. He was labeled a “gifted” student when he was young and this placed a lot of pressure on him to maintain his perfect record. Thankfully, he found a passion for science, so pursuing a Ph.D. in physics and chemistry was a natural progression.

Ever since he was very young, he's been able to see ghosts to some extent, which meant that paranormal research became his secret passion project. He's spent years trying to connect what he's learned in his studies of natural sciences with paranormal findings to explain strange phenomena better and has written several essays on the subject. However, he has yet to publish any of them because he's afraid that he might be labeled delusional by his colleagues.

While he initially worked as a professor at the same university he'd studied at, he wound up moving to Aurora for two reasons: 1) he wanted to work for a place sorely lacking in educators, and 2) he'd heard mutterings in the paranormal research community that there'd been strange activity in the town over the years. He's worked in Aurora for about seven years now and enjoys the work and most of the children. A particular student, though, stood out to him. One of these students was Lorena Downes. She was particularly interested in paranormal occurrences, and Jeremiah had been happy to share some of his research with her during breaks as he has for students with similar interests.

Unfortunately, Lorena went missing three months ago and still hasn't been found. Jeremiah blames himself for her disappearance as she vanished after asking about a supposedly haunted mill in the area. He can only assume she'd gone to investigate the place after speaking with him.
RELATIONSHIPS:
Lorena Downes - One of Jeremiah's favorite students who shared a similar passion for paranormal research, disappeared three months ago after inquiring about a supposedly haunted mill in the area.
Amber Hartman - A previous favorite student of his who'd also shared an interest in paranormal research.
Pala Ironblanket - A mischievous student known for pulling pranks on staff, including Jeremiah. While the boy annoys Jeremiah with his antics, he doesn't hate him and is disturbed to hear of his disappearance.
Mitena Ironblanket - Familiar with them through their having to apologize for Pala's poor behavior. Jeremiah has a broadly positive opinion of them and thinks they make a great pie.
Victor Marsh - A colleague who also teaches in the science sector. While Victor is too cheery and extroverted for his taste, he doesn't mind working with him. He finds his love for his daughter sweet.
EXTRA:
• Has a collection of hair ribbons to tie his hair back
• The saddest thing about being a high school teacher with a Ph.D. is that he can't ask people to call him Professor without looking like a douche
• Has been able to see ghosts since he was a child, but he can usually only see them as shadows and outlines
 
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he is half my soul, as the poets say
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VICTOR PYOTR MARSH
NICKNAME/S:
Vic

GENDER:
Cisgender Male

PRONOUNS:
He/Him

AGE:
36

D.O.B.:
January 17th

STATUS:
Messy Divorcee, Try hard dad

OCCUPATION:
School Teacher



HEIGHT:
6'1"

EYES:
Green with lines and little bags wanting to take form.

HAIR:
Strawberry blond (red) and slightly wavy

SKIN DETAILS:
Fair

BUILD:
Slender, long-legged, broad chest, mostly fit but not enough

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
The bags want to take form under her eyes | Sometimes wears reading glasses.

HEALTH CONDITION/S:
Nicotine addiction | Depression | Infertility

CLOTHING:
Victor is always dressed his best in the workplace, donning suits in which he usually discards the coat to roll up his sleeves. As for at home, he is completely different, dressed in funny t-shirts and large sweaters and shorts. He's plainly dressed except for the often cheesy t-shirts.

PERSONALITY:
Frisky | Agreeable | Laidback | Musical | Curious | Aspiring | Confident | Forgiving | Reserved | Graceful | Romantic | Assertive | Loyal | Harsh | Impudent

Coworkers and friends call him loveable if not a little obnoxious here and there. And his family goes on to call him fully obnoxious, but lovingly. He's a man who presents himself as professionally as possible and fails miserably in and out of work. But he's quick to get along with nearly anyone who likes. He has a way of opening hearts, slowly, but surely. And would do anything for the ones he loves.

LIKES:
Italian coffee | Learning new languages | Gardening | Trying new recipes | Dancing with his daughter | Practicing his French | Latin | Roses Smoking | Soft sweaters | Painting | Pearls | Lemonade on hot days | Cooking | Animals | Collecting books | Puzzles

DISLIKES:
Losing his notes | Swimming | Rain, and storms | Allergy season | Peanut Butter | Very greasy foods | Excercise (his poor lungs can't take it) | Ice cream trucks | Silent films | Questions being thought as dumb

STRENGTHS:
Puzzle-solving | Critical Thinker | Empathy

WEAKNESSSES:
Too outspoken (blunt) | Out of shape (man loses his breath climbing stairs)

BACKGROUND:
Victor first stepped foot in Aurora at the age of nine when he was adopted from Bulgaria by his mothers. He has scarce memories of his life before them except for bits and pieces. He did exceptionally well in school and was fast to make friends when he learned how to act amongst social groups.

He married his high school sweetheart. It was the thing that nice boys from nice small towns did. However, when they began trying for a family, the ugly flaws in their relationships started showing. Victor was infertile and he wanted so badly to give his wife a baby knowing that was what she wanted more than anything. He started getting treatment non-surgical and later surgical, he went on to change his and changing his lifestyle choices. It was both emotionally and physically demanding and exhausting, but it paid off when after years she conceived.

Their daughter was born early, but they stayed at the hospital with her every hour they could until they took her home. She put a temporary fix on their relationship being the most precious thing in their lives. When she turned four, she was diagnosed with CVID. The stress of hospital trips and treatments made that same issue between the couple resurface until they decided to give it quits.

His ex-wife decided she needed a break from them both and skipped town. It has been a year now and Victor is still a mess. Though his daughter, Pearl, stabilized mostly in her medical conditions, she has grown sad since her best friend's disappearance.

RELATIONSHIPS:
TBD. . . .
NPCs:

Pearl Marsh - Victor's 8 year old daughter whom he is very close to. She is very attached to her father and a trouble maker despite her weak body.
Maya Brown - Pearl's best friend who is among the missing people in town.

EXTRA:
- Proud father of six, one human child, and five cats.
- Owns a crap ton of medical books
- A hummer
- Reads graphic novels in his free time. Alone.
- Collects books he rarely ever reads

 
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Django Jane
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Abigail Fieldman

B A S I C - I N F O
  • NAME: Abigail Fieldman
  • AGE: 36
  • GENDER/PRONOUNS: Female She/Her
  • OCCUPATION: Florist
A P P E A R A N C E

Abigail's style varies between an enthusiastic art teacher to eccentric urban chic, with a heavy emphasis on eccentric. Misfit and bold, the short woman serves as a splash of character against Aurora's dreary backdrop. For formal events, Abigail can be trusted to wear something conventional, though perhaps not in the most modern style available.

P E R S O N A L I T Y

Abigail Fieldman is many things; forgettable, she most certainly is not. Ms. Fieldman's first impression upon anyone is almost certain to be committed to memory. At a mere 5'3", the woman somehow manages to command attention the moment she arrives in a room. Full of life and laughter, the high-spirited florist's foray into social spaces quickly dominates conversation. She enjoys wit and theatrics, and she will cater equally to both with the exaggerated bat of an eye. There's no need to fear lapsed silences in her presence; nothing pleases the woman more than talking, and most town gossip is spun from her yarn. Townsfolk would do well to keep secrets from leaking into her ears.

Despite all this, Abigail has her more forgivable traits. A genuine sense of kindness, however misplaced, does motivate her to check in and keep in touch with her neighbors. She is quick to notice if anything seems amiss. Unfortunately, this has not helped her in her own personal quest to see why people have been disappearing, and this vexes her.

B I O G R A P H Y

Abigail Fieldman first moved to Aurora with her husband fifteen years ago. Young and a bit green around the ears, the Fieldmans took some time to adjust from big city living to small town of Aurora. Abigail decided that the town was much too drab and made it her own pet project to "spruce things up," as it were. This resulted in the town's official floral shop "Daisy For Your Thoughts", a quaint little store that contains every color of the rainbow. This combined with her husband's auspicious engineering job made them on the surface a perfect couple. But all was not as it seemed. The town bore witness to their tumultuous marriage; things ultimately came to a head soon after the birth of their only child, when Daniel Fieldman eventually left her for another woman a state over. Abigail decided to stay in Aurora.

Seven years have passed since then, and the woman has more or less become a fixture in the town. Her and her son Jacob have a comfortable living; aside from a few disruptive parent teacher conferences, Abigail stays largely out of trouble. But the rash of disappearances in town have her deeply concerned for her son's safety.

R E L A T I O N S H I P S

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