wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
This roleplay uses an OOC Discord server, but signups and IC will be on-site.

WAFFLEVILLE


  • ━━ THE PLOT ━━

    At 7:42 p.m. on November 23rd, 1953, twenty-one customers dine at a quaint roadside diner in Rifle, Colorado. This diner, named Waffleville in homage to its founder Adam Leville and his love for breakfast food, is nothing particularly special. The black and white tiles have had the same scuff marks for decades, and more than just a few lighting fixtures have blown. Still, given its place by the highway, and its being the only diner in Rifle, it receives a steady amount of business. Enough to keep them open and the staff members paid, at least.

    Business is especially good when it storms, as it is doing now, when outdoorsmen seek shelter from the rain and truck drivers wait for proper visibility. The waitresses make sure to keep the coffee flowing for all those working night shifts, each cup refill sending them closer and closer toward their closing time of 9 p.m.

    Just an ordinary Monday night.

    Except not quite. This storm is a uniquely awful one, and the staff members without cars and without umbrellas can only hope that it will be done by the time closing time rolls around. Just as they dare to hope that the downgrade of the rain from an uproarious symphony to a gentle thrum is a sign of clearer skies, the lights go out and leave the diner drowned in black. An inconvenience for all, certainly, but nothing too upsetting. They’re back on soon enough, anyway.

    But shortly after the lights turn back on, the recognizable sound of choking begins in the dining room, drawing attention to one Mr. Taron. Not that anyone knows his name until they remove his identification from his corpse’s wallet.

    Because it seems the man hadn’t been choking at all, as the foam fizzling out of his mouth indicated. According to the detective, who had just finished working his overtime shift half an hour ago and had settled down at the diner with his partner for some greasy hash browns, the man exhibits signs of poisoning.

    With that simple proclamation, what was once a rundown diner becomes a crime scene, and thirty people become thirty suspects. It is clear that no one is going home tonight. Not until the murderer is found.

    But who could it possibly be? Why did they kill Mr. Taron?

    … And who is next?




    Credits to Leucothea for helping design the story and its setting.

  • ━━ THE RULES ━━

    RULE 01.
    All Iwaku rules apply, of course.

    RULE 02.
    The murderer will be secretly, and randomly, selected from the submitted characters. Whichever player controls that character will work with MaryGold and me to discuss future murders, next moves, etc. For obvious reasons, DO NOT TELL ANYONE THAT YOU ARE THE MURDERER.

    RULE 03.
    Characters WILL be dying in this roleplay, so don't get attached. Some of the deaths will be randomly selected to the best of our ability, to keep things fairer, while some might be more purposeful depending on how the plot winds up moving and who the killer winds up being. Please do not take your character's death as a personal attack, as they are not meant that way, but only as a tool of moving the story forward.

    RULE 04.
    This roleplay will depend on characters having connections to each other and motives for murder, so please be social with your fellow players and be open to various character interactions. This roleplay kinda depends on it.

    RULE 05.
    Each player can have up to 3 characters. Please don't take on more than you can handle.

    RULE 06.
    Real face claims only.

    RULE 07.
    We ask that you post for each character at least once every two weeks.

    RULE 08.

    One-liners are not allowed, but there is no word count requirement beyond that. Preferably, players should be able to write at least a hefty paragraph per post to give other players something to respond to. You do not need to be the god of grammar so long as your posts are legible.

    RULE 09.
    Respect all your fellow players. Respect me and MaryGold as the GMs, and the rules we put in place. Disrespectful behavior OOC and IC targeting will get you removed.

    RULE 10.
    No god-modding, power play, and Mary/Gary Sues. Please ask permission before making a major move against another character or in the general story.

    RULE 11.
    Since this is a murder mystery roleplay, expect some gore. Still, anything that may be especially triggering must have a warning beforehand, be put in spoilers, or be blurred.

    RULE 12.
    YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LIE ON SHEETS. As long as you inform MaryGold and me of the differences, you can lie and/or be vague in your character sheet to prevent other players from knowing your character's secrets.

    RULE 13.
    Your character should have known Mr. Taron in some way and should have some motivation to kill him. While we know this isn't realistic, it amplifies tension. Also, it makes it easier for whoever ends up being the killer if they already have a motive in mind.



  • ━━ THE SHEETS ━━

    You may use any code you desire, or you can use no code at all. Regardless, your sheet should contain at least this information:

    NAME
    ROLE
    GENDER + PRONOUNS
    AGE
    APPEARANCE BASICS
    HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
    PERSONALITY
    STRENGTHS
    WEAKNESSES
    IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
    BACKGROUND

    If you would like a code but don't have one, you can use this one:
    Code:
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    NICKNAME(S):
    BIRTHPLACE:
    ROMANTIC ORIENTATION:
    SEXUALITY:
    RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
    OCCUPATION:
    HEIGHT:
    HAIR COLOR:
    EYE COLOR:
    SKIN DETAILS:
    BUILD:
    HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES:
    OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
    PERSONALITY:
    LIKES:
    DISLIKES:
    STRENGTHS:
    WEAKNESSES:
    HISTORY:
    EXTRA:
    [/div][/div][div=
    margin: auto;
    position: relative;
    margin-top: -570px;
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  • ━━ THE CHARACTERS ━━

    THE STAFF
    The Servers - adumham | marcy | Ghostie
    The Busser - WickedWitch
    The Dishwashers - wren. | Dusk
    The Cooks - adumham | esoteric | Tainted Mushroom

    THE CUSTOMERS
    The Detectives
    - MaryGold | wren.
    The Party of Five - wren. | MaryGold | Dusk | OPEN | OPEN
    The Sweethearts - monkeydoll5 | OPEN
    The Regulars - WickedWitch | esoteric
    The Rich One - marcy
    The New in Town - MaryGold
    The Family of Three - Ghostie | OPEN | OPEN
    The Stop-Bys - adumham | Dusk | OPEN | OPEN


code by wren.
 
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Dusk

YOU CAN'T GO BACK
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  1. Looking for partners
  2. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
I am not, you will never know when or where I am.
Writing Levels
  1. Elementary
  2. Intermediate
  3. Adept
  4. Advanced
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Nonbinary
  4. No Preferences
Genres
All of them, almost.
Dishwasher, PoF, Stop-By c:
 
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marcy

strummy
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moth
Oooooh ⚆ _ ⚆

May I reserve a server and the rich one please? I always wanted to play a cringe NFT bro.
 
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wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
Oooooh ⚆ _ ⚆

May I reserve a server and the rich one please? I always wanted to play a cringe NFT bro.

The roleplay is set in the 1950s, so, unfortunately, no NFTs, but plenty of NFT bros in spirit, lmao. If you're still down, I'm happy to reserve the roles for you!
 
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marcy

strummy
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Genres
moth
Oooooh ⚆ _ ⚆

May I reserve a server and the rich one please? I always wanted to play a cringe NFT bro.

The roleplay is set in the 1950s, so, unfortunately, no NFTs, but plenty of NFT bros in spirit, lmao. If you're still down, I'm happy to reserve the roles for you!

bahahaha *facepalms* no, of course! Listen, I haven't had my coffee yet. But I'm still more than down!
 
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Ghostie

"Double dose with a toast to you creepy GHOST!"
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Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
All fucking day because I have no life
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Male
  4. Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Romance, Modern, Supernatural,
I’d like to reserve one of the party of 3 and a server!
 
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Dusk

YOU CAN'T GO BACK
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
  2. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
I am not, you will never know when or where I am.
Writing Levels
  1. Elementary
  2. Intermediate
  3. Adept
  4. Advanced
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Nonbinary
  4. No Preferences
Genres
All of them, almost.
Join us. I can switch up some of my roles if anyone really wants one of the ones I took.
 
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WickedWitch

Not sure what I'm doing, but I'm doing something.
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  1. Look for groups
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  1. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Primarily Prefer Male
  3. No Preferences
Genres
Romance, Supernatural, Horror, and Thriller.
Can I reserve a regular and the busser?
 
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esoteric

Edgebabby
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Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
generally early am or late pm EST
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Nonbinary
  4. Agender
  5. Primarily Prefer Male
I'd like to reserve a cook and a regular!
 
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wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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SITE SUPPORT
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Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
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wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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SITE SUPPORT
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Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy

Tainted Mushroom

Call me Shroom.
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  2. Female
I would be interested in a cook.
 
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wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
Wonderful! I’ll send you the discord link.
 
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