Down the Rabbit Hole, #ff0000 Nothing is ever as it seems. Wonderland is not what one might consider "wondrous." In fact, it is a sinister and bloody place - salvation is something unspeakable and death lingers around every corner. The residents are cold, brutal and they fight amongst each other every waking day, creating an ever-rising body count. Time and weather spiral out of control, changing at random and making Wonderland volatile and deadly. Tick-Tock Life in Wonderland is fragile. Every citizen of Wonderland has a "lifespan clock," a pocket watch with no numbers and invisible hands that only an "Alice" can see; these clocks tick away minutes of life given to each person. Time is, however, subjective. Should someone be murdered, the murderer gets the time left on his victim's clock added to his own, thus increasing his lifespan; should someone else murder the murderer, he would gain the added time of both victims -- thus creating a dangerous mean of extending one's life. Tick-Tock You cannot simply take another's place… Within this realm of pandemonium, there are beings known as "Role-Holders;" these individuals hold a significant position, often playing a role in the development or power within the world. Each wields a unique set of skills and powers, but lacks the ability to change their own role. (Such beings are those like the Cheshire Cat, March Hare, Queen of Hearts, etc.) Role-Holders generally aim to have a force at their command and, while they are unable to take the role of the King or Queen, they often (violently) vie for power outside of the kingdom. Despite the amount of power Role-Holders may be able to gain, they will never be anything truly more or less than their own role. Apart from the Role-Holders there are the "faceless," everyday citizens who lack eyes, though they still possess noses and mouths. The faceless are common folk -- living out their days as servants, farmers, or other minor positions. The faceless are viewed as being wholly expendable and little thought is given to their lives; rather, they make a fair source of time for those looking to extend their own lifespan. Tick-Tock Amidst all the chaos, there are "Alices." These individuals come from an outside world, and the denizens of Wonderland are often drawn to them. Only an Alice has the ability to take on the role of a ruler; thus, only an Alice can replace a quadrant's King or Queen to seize control of that quadrant. This makes Alices rather unpopular with the royalty and, more often than not, are executed when (if) they are found. Should Wonderland be under the reign of a wicked King or Queen, an Alice who aims to overthrow them would be hailed a saviour; in such an event, Role-Holders are likely to assist the Alice. Due to the rarity and (often altruistic) actions of Alices, they are generally regarded as heroes and heroines. Though, this is not always the case. Alices are also able to access another dimension called "The Looking Glass," where there lies a shining cave of seafoam marble. Countless streams wind through the cave, all eventually pouring into the "Half-Moon," a pool made of what appears to be liquid mirror -- but only an Alice may see such wonders. The Half Moon can grant Alices vision of anywhere in the country while still communicating to those down in Wonderland. This has been used to provide enormous advantage in combat - among other things. Tick-Tock Something unusual has occurred - even by Wonderland standards: Three Alices have appeared. What does this mean for the current state of Wonderland? Only time will tell... The Setting Wonderland is divided into five (yes, five) different quadrants: The Land of Hearts, The Land of Clovers, The Land of Diamonds, The Land of Spades and The Land of Joker. The first RP arc will only take place in the land of Hearts to allow for development. Every year in Wonderland, a new 'game' begins, and everyone is moved over a different quadrant; the people of Wonderland refer to this phenomenon as "The Move." When it occurs, the residents of Wonderland wake in a new quadrant, as though waking from sleep. Current Quadrant: The Land of Hearts This cold, dark world, is composed of Ravendagger Forest, the Castle of Hearts, Ashroot Mountains, the Burgundy Lodges, the Whit Lighthouse, the Town of Moonhol, and the Doomwyrm Caverns. Castle of Hearts: A brilliant palace decorated in crimson and gold, it has heart-themed décor and is home to the Queen of Hearts, the King, the Knight, and the White Rabbit. All within the castle serve under the Queen, including the King himself. Ravendagger Forest: A deadly area where obsidian can be found in large quantities. Fierce wild creatures make this forest their home, as its mild climate is of their liking. The Jabberwocky, Bandersnatch and Jubjub bird make their homes here. Burgundy Lodges: Located in the trees of Ravendagger Forest, the Lodges are a system of tree houses and bridges, leading to a more solid foundation in the Ashroot Mountains; the arboreal portion of the Burgundy Lodges is home to the Cheshire Cat and the Dormouse. Doomwyrm Caverns: Located on the Northwestern edge of Ravendagger forest, Doomwyrm Caverns are a dark, deep-set system of caves filled with rare gems and crystals. The Caterpillar lives here in a rather advanced home of his own. Whit Lighthouse: Named for its iconic lighthouse overlooking the Western Sea, Whit Lighthouse is a vast mansion and the home of the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the twins, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Shady business often takes place within these walls. Town of Moonhol: A quiet and cozy town, that boasts popular shopping district. The Clock Master and Lizard live here. Map Down the Rabbit Hole, #ff0000 Filled Roles Alice #1: The Owl Alice #2: Masked Alice #3: N/A The Cheshire Cat: Adachi Tohru The Panther: Adachi Tohru The Mad Hatter: N/A The Caterpillar: PetticoatLane The Jabberwocky: Masked The Lizard: mahigan Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum: Avabel Brioche Available Roles The White Rabbit: The March Hare: The King of Hearts: The Knight of Hearts: The Bandersnatch: The Dodo: The Jubjub Bird: The Mock Turtle: The Clock Master: The Dormouse: The Lion: The Unicorn: The Queen of Hearts: Character Sheet Template Name: Nickname: Title: (Role) Birthday: Age: Gender Identity: Sex: Species: Occupation: Appearance: ("Anime" pictures preferred, but written descriptions are fine, too.) Clothing Personality: Skills/Powers: Weaknesses/Flaws: Weapons: Past/Bio: Relationships: (Enemies, allies, etc.) Rules The Cheshire Cat, #ff00ff Name: Fancy Emmeline Backhaus Nicknames: Fran The Queen Killer Birthday: April 7th Age: 17-19 Gender Identity: Male Sex: Male Species: Cat/Human "Neko" Occupation: Works odd jobs/freelance killer/gambler Appearance: Fran is flowing and lean in build. He isn't as physically powerful as some other role holders, and he can't lift heavy weights that well. But he's very fast, with quick reflexes. He can't handle large weapons such as heavy axes, either. His legs are long and enable him to move quickly, while his hands are refined and elegant, as well as being agile. His skin is rather pale, and he has a rather healthy complexion. However, he has severe scarring along his back, shoulders and on parts of his arms, from the mistreatment he received from the old Queen of Hearts. He mostly has a proper, upright posture. His hair is shades of vibrant purple, with the ends dipping into a bright pink. His hair is very curly and even a bit wild, going down below his jaw. His eyes are a psychedelic, neon pink, with even the whites of his eyes tinged a light, glowing hue of pink. Two bright pink cat ears are atop his head, and he has a tail to match, striped with purple. His face is sharp, angular and elegant. His expressions are usually sharp, with narrowed eyes and a thin smile. He can look distraught if his past is brought up, however. But it's very rare that he'll wear an angered or enraged expression. He knows how to hide what he's truly feeling behind a smile, and as a result, he has a magnificent poker face. Clothing: His outfits have intricate designs, like most other residents within Wonderland. Most of his wardrobe is colored shades of pink and purple. His tops are usually too big for him, leaving them draping around his shoulders, with his shoulders and part of his chest exposed. Unique ruffles of different hues of purple go down his sleeves; his sleeves usually hang off of his hands. He adorns elegant, thin gloves most of the time, which remain mostly unseen. His boots go up to his knees, and they're fitted with laces. His pants are usually Palazzos cut short with pockets. Fran usually wears silver jewelry, having multiple rings with amethyst and pink opal on them. Personality: Fran is one of the more well-known figures in Wonderland. He's infamous for his killing of the previous queen, as well as his talents in gambling. He has a lifespan of about two-hundred years due to how many people he's killed. He's very mentally sharp and intuitive, and is sometimes able to predict his opponents' next moves. This makes him a deadly threat in battle, thus, many avoid fighting him if they can. Fran only gets disappointed when actual fighting is avoided if he's going to face soldiers from the Hearts Castle, otherwise, he doesn't really care about killing. His demeanor when actually speaking to people who aren't his enemies is a bit loopy. He changes emotions and tones multiple times during a conversation, but he always seems to be wearing a grin. He has a tendency to ramble on sometimes, but can be a good conversationalist when he wants to be. Fran is a good team player only sometimes. He doesn't really like the thought of leading others into battle, or being lead into battle by a client. He isn't that confident in his leadership skills, which could lead to multiple subordinates being killed, which might anger his client. Fran has very little self-worth at times, while other times he's very prideful. His pride tends to fluctuate at random, but his drive to survive remains constant. He can be quite cunning when heading into battle, and although he may appear psychotic when killing, he's very aware of his foes. He's very observant as well, and prefers to spy on and watch his enemies before he actually goes in to fight them. His strategic sense only really applies to him, and in no way is he suited to lead troops into battle. Fran has sleeping issues, due to being haunted and terrorized by nightmares. Some weeks are worse than others, but he gets a bit snappy and easily annoyed when he hasn't slept well in a while. Fran is very flirty with both men and women, and he constantly craves "love", as in the kind the old queen gave him. This "love" is sick and entails abusing him, which he both hates and loves. Men and women seem to be objects in his eyes, with some being more interesting than others. He's very confused as to what love actually is, and what it means. Fran, who is intuitive with all other emotions, cannot seem to grasp genuine love. Fran has very few morals, but he often strays away from harming children and animals. Fran despises cowards. People who flee from battle with their tail between their legs are as good as dead to him. Fran isn't a very stubborn person, and his viewpoints and opinions can change often depending on what information he has. His thoughts are ever-changing and move aimlessly when bored. He gets bored easily, but is always willing to try something new. He's not picky with hobbies, and isn't fast to dismiss something as foolish or pointless without at least trying it first. He's not picky with anything, really, whether it be food or romantic partners or absolutely anything in between. Fran has a mature, abet peculiar sense of humor. When he jokes, they're often dark jokes. He's good at recognizing when he's making people feel uncomfortable, and will stop if they're an ally. If they're someone he doesn't like, he'll only strive to make them feel even more uncomfortable. Skills/Powers: Fran has incredible reflexes and is very good at moving quickly. He also can turn parts of himself invisible, or he can turn his entire body invisible as well. Weaknesses/Flaws: Fran isn't as physically powerful as some of the other role holders. He has a lesser amount of stamina, and relies more on his speed than anything else. If he gets caught and beaten on by a stronger opponent, he can get hurt very easily or even die. Fran is sleepless most of the time, and can get grumpy or snappy during the weeks where his sleep issues worsen. Fran isn't a very good leader figure. He's a poor strategist when missions require leading other people into battle, which can cause more casualties than necessary. Like most Role-Holders, he doesn't genuinely value his life, since there are so many replacements for each role. Weapons: Clawblades made of silver Past/Bio: Fran was ‘lucky’ enough to be picked for his role at a young age. It was enough to make others spare him. He woke up with a face when he turned about six, and was taken away from his family by the Red Queen to serve her, as she ‘liked’ cats. She was never very nice to him, viewing him as more of a throw pillow, and she mentally and physically abused him in multiple ways, having an impact on his psyche. He was mostly forced to take everything with a smile. He was also denied training to defend himself. Instead, he occupied his time with manipulating servants. He eventually took the queen to be his lover in a twisted way, only to find out that she truly loved the king. He had simply been a toy. Misery wracked his systems and he fell ill. The Queen showed little to no concern over her ‘pet’, so in one final act of jealous rage, he sneaked up to her room and killed her and made an attempt on the King’s life as well. He failed to kill the king and escaped the palace, before fleeing Burgundy Lodges to hide. Any sights of him by the new Queen’s Heart soldiers are to capture or kill on sight protocol. The previous King still mourns her loss. Since then, Fran has still somewhat recovered from the abuse, managing to get a sense of what is wrong and right, unacceptable and acceptable, within their world. He was trained by the one who had taken the role of The Panther, who he came to adore. He was trained to wield weapons and use his powers to his advantage on the battlefield. Relationships: Enemies with most Hearts Castle officials. More will be added on as the RP develops.