Age: 22 years old Pronouns: She/Her Species: Vampire (Daywalker) Sexuality: Heterosexual Occupation: Retail Clerk Star Sign: Cancer District of Residence: Pearl Pier
Cassidy has aspirations of being more than who she is. She is tough, but only because she had to be; she grew up in one of the rougher neighborhoods where the werewolf-vampire feud ran rampant. But she was determined to be better. She got out of her rocky living situation and persevered into giving herself a better life. She is passionate about the ocean, and loves to surf and dive. But despite having met her short term goals, she often feels a sense of melancholy, wondering if she will ever continue her growth
Abilities: Enthrallment Cassidy can influence the minds and feelings of others if she is able to catch their eye and concentrate. Low Vitals: Cassidy can go long stretches of time without food, water, or air. Night Eye: Cassidy can see in the dark as easily as she can in the day.
Age: 48 years old Pronouns: He/Him Species: Vampire (Nightstalker) Sexuality: Bisexual Occupation: Special Unit Investigator Star Sign: Scorpio District of Residence: Downtown Casticor
Wolfe has been known for most of life as a hard-ass. His no nonsense approach to life has been a deterrent for most people who attempt to get close to him. But there are a select few that have discovered that what can be easily seen as workaholic tendencies are truly a deep and unyielding desire for justice. He is steadfast in his desire to do the right thing at all times, and wants nothing more than to be a protector of the city that he calls home.
Abilities Enthrallment: Wolfe can influence the minds and wills of others with a well placed stare Keen Hunter Wolfe has heightened senses of sight, hearing, and smell. Displacement/i] Wolfe can disappear and reappear in different places, though he has to have been there before-- he is not always accurate.
Relationships: Percival || His partner before his promotion; they parted amicably Commissioner Wesley || Employed by, but terribly frustrated with
Age: 87 Pronouns: He/Him Species: Siren Sexuality: Demisexual Occupation:Parahuman Researcher Star Sign: Taurus District of Residence:Unknown
Alastor was once an esteemed contributor to the Casticor Research Facility. He worked closely with the inaugural team, publishing his works that would eventually go on to be used in Sanctuary Cities medical centers across the country. But for no particular reason, he suddenly retired. None of his colleagues have seen him since.
Abilities: Siren's Call: Alastor's voice has hypnotic qualities, which can be used to influence the will of others. Long Lived Alastor's aging is dramatically decreased-- he will live many, many natural years. Tidechaser Alastor has the ability to transform his lower half into the classic merman's tail at will.
Age: 25 years old Pronouns: He/Him Species: Therian (Wolf) Sexuality: Heterosexual Occupation: "Personal Trainer" Star Sign: Scorpio District of Residence: Historical Werewolf Neighborhood
Dallas tries. He tries to be a well-rounded citizen, he tries to be charming, he tries to keep himself out of trouble. But Dallas is also a man of risk. He plays with the cards he was dealt, whether or not it's a winning hand. He doesn't mind-- he'll bluff his way to victory all the same. His short temper has gotten him into some tough situations, but his silver tongue will often pave a way out for him. The only reason he's been able to survive his almost innate lack of self-preservation is his copious amount of street smarts.
Abilities: Wild Shape Dallas can fully shift into a wolf. Predator's Instinct: Dallas has the heightened sense of an apex predator. Pack Mentality: Dallas can communicate with other therians via telepathic links, but only if he's bonded with them in some way.
Relationships Dawn || "FUCK SHE'S SO CUTE" is his constant internal monologue with her, but he has no idea how to act beyond that.
Age: 21 years old Pronouns: He/Him Species: Therian (Jaguar) Sexuality:Painfully Straight Occupation: Fraternity Leader Star Sign: Taurus District of Residence: Casticor University
Russ Wilson is the big cat on campus. As the head of the Alpha Gamma Rho chapter at Casticor University, he is wildly popular but not always for the best reasons. He is known to be crude and particularly mischievous, but he also have an undeniable suave demeanor that could charm the skin off a selkie. His unrelenting desire to dominate almost every situation he finds himself in borders obsessive. And he is extremely territorial when it comes to things that he thinks are his. But, despite all his rather aggressive traits, he also is somehow at the top of his classes. ...Somehow...
Abilities Wild Shape: Russell can shapeshift fully into a yellow jaguar Predator's Instict Russell has all the heightened senses of an apex predator White Magic: Russell has magical inclination and can form his energy into physical pulses, usually when he gets extremely irritated.
Relationships: Marisol || May or may not have ruined her evening on more than one occasion. Lydia || On-again-off-again girlfriend who isn't allowed to see anyone else even though he is absolutely seeing everyone else.
Age: 20 Pronouns: She/Her Species: Demon (Succubus) Sexuality: Bisexual Occupation: SPECTRE Influencer Star Sign: Leo District of Residence: Casticor University
Lydia knows exactly who she is. She is the most desirable girl on Casticor University's campus, and she makes sure that everyone else knows it too. She isn't particularly smart, but she is cunning and persuasive, so it's very hard for anyone to tell her no. She has a known mean-streak, and is disloyal to anyone but herself. Even people she considers her friends are kept at arms' length, but only because she has found that most people can't live up to her ridiculously high expectations. As co-leader of the Kappa Zeta Xi, her face is well known through the orgs, but is suspiciously absent from classes.
Abilities: Enchantment: Lydia preys on lust and can use red magic to invoke it from others. Shape Shifter: Lydia can subtly change her form; something succubi do to make themselves more desirable to prey Dealmaker: Lydia has the ability to make deals with others in exchange for non-traditional currency.
Relationships Russell || She hates his stupid face, but is particularly fond of how much he thinks he loves her, so she keeps him around.
When the Pantheons came together to decide how to remedy a world torn apart by war, it was determined that their involvement was largely the cause. Mortals with overzealous declarations of fealty were causing chaos, entire civilizations were being destroyed and buried in the name of one god or the next. At the rate they were going, there would be no one left to shape the world for. Ultimately, it was decided that the gods would no longer directly influence the mortal world. As a result, many of them went dormant, lost to the timelessness of the realms beyond.
But times have changed. In an age where magic is more widely known and accepted, some of the deities believe that the mortals have gone on long enough on their own. With the guidance of a newly formed pantheon, the Earth would be able to thrive.
Across the globe and the spaces in between, invitations began to arrive. A Gathering of the Gods was to take place at the height of Spring in the flourishing metropolis of Casticor. The host promises a most lavish affair as a way to welcome the gods, and the world, into the next Golden Era.
I'm looking for a handful of party goers who are either invited to, staffing, or spying on the "Event of this World's Timeline!" This multi-day convention will be taking place at Casticor's luxury casino and resort and it's gonna be one helluva shindig.
And of course there will be drama~
Here are some guidelines for possible character creation: >> Gods and demigods are encouraged, but feel free to bring some other people to be in awe of them (or cause trouble) >> You can either use a god from any number of mythologies, or you can create your own to be a descendent of another god who is set to inherit the role. >> There are absolutely a few human roles available. I've got some story beats I want to hit, but a lot of the fun will come from the chaos of having so many powerful beings in a building.
If interested, post here and standby for an official OOC post!
Those who were taken from Pearl Pier have been being watched, and were targeted. There seems to be no common traits among, nothing between them that connects them to each other except that they seem to be young adults or teenage citizens. They are all of magical inclination or have very visible parahuman traits, such as theiranthropy, or morphs of their species. They will have no clear memory of how they arrived at the Offshore Facility. Their only hope of surviving these new and terrifying conditions is banding together and looking for means to escape the island.
Though their families have reached out to Precinct 109, there has been no conclusive evidence that these young parahumans are in any danger. The pattern has become troublesome, but not enough that efforts can be given into a larger investigation. A single detective and his partner have dedicated their extra time into trying to locate clues that might link these missing persons together. They will be diving deeper into the history of the Pier, and the mysteries that the tides have not been able to wash away.[break][break]
Let’s get into a bit more detail![break][break][break][break]
This would be a great way to reintroduce yourself to Arkadia! Tell potential writers about yourself, maybe something about your roleplay background, and maybe even what you’re looking for. There are so many ways to do this, so do whatever feels most natural to you. Wanna go for the “Hey, my name is” format? Awesome. Wanna play dark and mysterious? Dope. Wanna write an autobiographical dissertation dating back to when you first grasped the human language? Cool. Let us know more about YOU! [break][break][break]
Here, you can give expectations for what you’re looking for and what potential partners can look forward to. This is another way for people to understand how you operate before even getting into your kinks your interests in what you’re writing! This is also a good way to set up your boundaries, if there are things that you absolutely are not interested in.[break][break]
Here’s where we get to the good stuff! This is where you can just go crazy with all the things that you’re interested in writing. List them all off! List only what you’re looking to play right now! Toss out those story ideas you’ve wanted to work on! Tell us about that one storyline you’d like to try again! What do you wanna do? What do you like? What do you love? This would be the place to catch people’s eyes and get their minds working. This is the eye of the brainstorm![break][break]
And finally, you gotta let people know how to get a hold of you! Whether you like to operate out of DMs on the site, or if you’re gung-ho on Discord, making sure that you and your potential partners enjoy using the same formats is important to the recruitment process. Let them know how to get in touch with you for plotting, and where you prefer to post your stories! (We hope it’s on the forums!)[break][break]
Once you have your request thread up, it’s not set in stone! You can always make changes to your thread, update your interests, track what you’re currently working on, or even add new plots! By keeping things up to date, your post will get boosted back to the top of the list. Be sure to keep your Request Thread updated regularly to put it in front of new potential partners.[break][break][break]
Request Thread FAQ[break][break]
-How is this different than an Interest Check?[break][break]
Interest Checks are a great way to advertise that you are looking for writers to satisfy one specific idea. When you post an Interest Check, the focus of that thread would be seeing who would be interested in that story in particular.[break][break]
Request Threads function as a multi-idea catalog. Your thread is your collection of genres, pairings, and plot ideas that you are either developing or have had in passing. When another roleplayer checks out your Request Thread, it gives them a better idea of what you’re overall interested in and offers a potential of shared interests.[break][break]
-Can I still do Interest Checks?[break][break]
Absolutely! If you have one idea that you’re REALLY passionate about, and might even require more than one participant, an interest check is a great way to recruit. Think of your Request Thread as a portfolio for your role-playing, so people can check out your full body of work![break][break]
-Do I have to Code my Request Thread?[break][break]
No way! You can do whatever you want in your Request Thread. Whatever helps you put yourself out there and put your amazing ideas on display![break][break]
-Where will I put my Request Thread![break][break]
Recruitment & OOC have a new subforum specifically for Request Threads where you can also browse other people’s request threads![break][break]
You're ready to get out there and get to know your fellow Arkadians! Once you've created your Request Thread, head on over to the Arkadia Swag Board and get your exclusive Badge! [break][break]
Hello, my victims friends! Now that the IC posts are both published and underway, here's some information so we can set sail on this terrifying adventure!
Terrific. The word is terrific. These Freudian Slips are going to be the death of y'all.
Jokes aside, here's some stuff that you'll need to know going forward!
Offshore Taken TAGS
-The Taken will not be able to use any kind of core magic. They have been drugged with a dampening agent that was injected to them upon entry before initial quarantine.
-The Taken will not be able to control their shape shifting. There is a suppression drug that has been given to therians which will force their bodies to want to change and was formulated to dull the more human side's of their minds.
-The Taken have all had their blood drawn and tested, and have been tagged with tracking devices that will need to be found later.
Please keep these notes in mind as you begin your IC posts! :3 Don't worry, you'll get plenty of exposition soon. Just enjoy the ride.
Offshore: The Perilous Pier TAGS
Now that rescue efforts have begun there are some key things to consider about the task at hand. Time is not short, but it is limited! There are lives on the line and the investigation must lead them to the island before there is no one left to save.
Here is what we know:
-The kidnappings are all happening along Pearl Pier, a popular attraction in the tourist-heavy Beach District of Casticor. There is no official count, but upwards of 50 people have gone missing with little to no police intervention up until this point.
-The Pier has a strict sunup to sundown policy for Hours of Operation. The minute the sun begins to set, businesses are to close to encourage visitors to go home. Beach security is sparse, but is also operated by the Pier's owner. It is all that he can do to protect his business, since the police won't help.
-The locals seem to be aware of a legend involving a will-o-wisp. The stories of possible kidnappings hold similar details: there was a strange green light, and the person who disappeared seemed to very suddenly vanish.
-Most kidnapping victims are young adults, but there have been some outlier cases that show little discrimination. No humans have been kidnapped, but a popular trait among those that have gone missing are the ability to shape-shift. Therians take up almost half of the people who have gone missing. No sea-dwelling species have been taken, as of yet.
-There is no dock that the Black Ship pulls into when it arrives from the horizon. No one has been brave enough to go to the bay where it can be seen coming and going; the trip there is treacherous, and no one wants to go missing.
Hopefully you find this information helpful and it gets you excited to see where things are going! If you have any questions, feel free to DM Kitti Icarus here or ping me in #plotting-2 on the Arkadia Discord!
GEMINI is a luxury starliner in transit to the colony Terion-3 in the Capsulon Galaxy. It is essentially a moving city that is traversing the stars, transporting beings from all walks of life to what is promised to be their Nirvana: a colony where anyone can live and live freely. This is the GEMINI’s 3rd voyage, stopping on multiple planets to pick up as many passengers who can afford to go before setting out across deep space.
Aboard GEMINI, society is thriving under Terion-3’s laws to allow aspiring citizens to become acclimated to their new lifestyle. There are sectors dedicated to different terrains for the comfort of all of their passengers, educational centers for those who desire to expand their knowledge and learn more about their new home, and generally anything a passenger would need for a two year long trip across the galaxy.
☆ Max Word Count per Post: 500 ☆ Rated PG-13: Site TOS Apply ☆ Classic RP Rules. No God-Modding, No Power-Playing, Rules of Improv Apply. ￮ God-Modding: Your character is not perfect, nor are they immortal. ￮ Power-Playing: You are only in control of your character and their reactions. ￮ Rules of Improv: What has been written is and will be, so continue the story.
Introduce your character in 500 words or less! How are they enjoying Day 617 on GEMINI?