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TEST DRIVE: MAY

— TEST DRIVE: MAY —


Welcome to [community profile] empatheias' test drive meme. This test drive is to help interested players test their characters in the game's environment. We've included a few prompts that incorporate specific elements of the game, though you'll find all of them have a lot of leeway for players to get as creative as necessary. Before diving in, here are a few things we'd like to remind everyone about the game in general:

  • Date reminders. Reserves open Monday, April 24th and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on May 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are allowed. Those interested can also use the test drive. OCs do not need to be reserved.

  • Emotions are key! Empatheias' premise focuses on how anyone's emotions can affect their environment, be it big or small. While not every emotion will cause a reaction, significant ones definitely will. How much effect a character will have will ultimately be up to you, the player. Also, while we're giving a lot of leeway for the test drive, keep in mind that there will be some limits in the actual game.

  • Everyone has an amulet. All characters have a unique amulet that is specialized for them. It will contain all of their emotion drops and it serves as the network device. Remember, communication is telepathic. Otherwise, it works basically the same.

  • Assume the character is already in the game. Because "OMG WHERE AM I IS THIS REAL LIFE" threads aren't going to be very helpful in this test drive! Plus those are going to happen in-game, anyway. So to make things easier, just assume that they've been around at least a week or so. Still learning the ropes, but not a complete "first day" experience.

  • First or third person allowed. Your threads can be in either first or third, but we'd advise being flexible about it. Remember, these threads can also be used in your application for samples! Reminder: We only require one sample and it can be done in either format. We have also made a change to our sample requirements, so look over the Applications page!

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!


PROMPTS

• Prompt A: How about giving the emotions a try?

• Prompt B: Refer to the Task Board and choose a task your character may be interested in taking up. For this prompt, you could have your character ask for help, already be in the middle of the job, or react to it in some way. Perhaps they were an unfortunate victim or want to create a job countering an existing one. You could even have a prompt making a job request. Creating jobs for the purpose of the test drive is absolutely doable.

• Prompt C: How about giving the amulets a go? Start a telepathic conversation and see how it works. Remember, the amulets are sending out the owner's thoughts so might want to be careful about how the stream of consciousness goes...

• Prompt D: Elios’ land was a great place to hold this year’s festival, but it’s always best to leave a place as you found it. This is especially important for the surface, as there’s a lot of work put into trying to heal the different domains that span the land down below Verens. Anyone who volunteers for cleaning duty is getting paid, and vouchers to several of the cafes up in Verens as a reward! For anyone not interested in cleaning but interested in a new closing ceremony of sorts, they can instead attend a fireside dance that will be held for the next few nights at the site of the festival once things are tidied up.
  1. Cleanup Ordeals. Not too much mess was left around luckily as most people who helped organize the Festival understand the importance of cleaning up the mess you make, but it looks like the tent areas have a lot left to clean up and take down. Removing flowers and string lights, packing up fabric and blankets, and generally picking up trash here and there left by festival goers is the main job. It’s a big job, and the festival organizers encourage anyone with special skills or dunamis practice to use whatever they have at their disposal to speed things along.
  2. Fireside Dance.It’s a small, simple gathering done once the sun has gone down and the sky is dark. The fire is stoked hot, surrounded by worn black stones painted with Elios’ symbol in red and orange tones of paint. The dance is a quick one, requiring two circles, an inner and outer one. Partners on the outer circle travel the inner circle and wind up dancing with each person in turn. Luckily it’s pretty quick to learn and everyone spirits run warm to match flushed cheeks. At the end, each participant is asked to throw a small twig into the fire and express a moment of love or hate, in the pursuit of balance.

• Prompt E: During the festival this month there was a curious prize at one of the game booths. Some of the Elios plushes from the bobbing for ducks booth seem to not have been plushies at all! After a few days of having one in your possession, The plush will engulf in non spreading flames and burn completely out, revealing one small egg, white or black. Depending on your mood the past few days, the egg will either hatch a leathery or feathery winged creature. Hopefully you’ve been in a good mood! Luckily, the creatures are only around long enough to perform their duty before winking out of existence again.
  1. Bad Egg. Negative emotions have lead to a sour and dark winged creature who is up to mischief. They will not listen to their “owner” and instead are quite often out to make things difficult for them. 3 misfortunes or specific instances of bad luck will happen over three days to their possessor while they run amok. A claw shaped trinket is left behind as a reminder to try and enjoy life and not get caught up in bad moods.
  2. Good Egg. Positive emotions will lead to a happy, bright and angelic feather winged creature. They’re mischievous as well, but often in gentler ways, and sometimes try to play cupid for their owner. These playful creatures will grant 3 small wishes over three days for their owner, such as desires for better weather, tastier food or small trinkets. No wishing for a million sylvs here! Once it poofs out of existence in a puff of glitter it leaves behind a small pearl as a reminder to value the things they have and experiences they get that make live worth living.

• Prompt F: A small ring of Circus performers from Thesthai have traveled up to Verens and set up a tent out near lake Niras. It’s a small Circus performance, a prelude to something that might be bigger in the future. All performances are done by the Circus members themselves, from acrobatics and magic tricks, to displays of fearless daredevilry with the help of Verens steam-punk inspired vehicles. Overall it seems to be garnering a lot of attention, causing a several day repeat showing of the activities. Performancy plays a central role in some setups, and they seem to be the most popular...
  1. Animal Experience.Enjoy the animal menagerie, all sorts of creatures are here. They’re all well taken care of, and seem to enjoy the food and pettings they’re getting from the attendees. Happy animals make for happy animal loving customers afterall! There IS one catch.. mischevious circus performers will cast performancy on those who aren't paying enough attention to their surroundings, and circus goers in the menagerie area may find something new if they look in a mirror. Animal ears and tails and a host of other features! Don’t worry. It’s temporary and all in good fun.
  2. Carnival Games. Carnival type games have been set up outside the main tent, including a lot of familiar games that may have been seen during the Zephyras Flower Festival. Ring Toss, water laser races, darts, and the good old fashioned strong arm competition are all part of the setup. The prizes here range from simple small toys to bigger 4 foot tall plushies. Careful though, some of these setups might actually be rigged. The house has to have an advantage, in the end. Where would they make their money?

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include geese and/or potatoes.


For your threads, put the Character Name and the Canon in the subject line to help readily identify them. You're also welcome to use more than one prompt for respondents to choose from. If you have any questions or want to brush up on the game information, refer to the Game Information entry. Otherwise, tag around and have fun!
strategyguide: (fellbrand)

Robin | Fire Emblem: Awakening

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-17 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
D-2

[Curious about everything as always, Robin was content enough to simply watch the fireside dancing for a while to commit both the steps and the experiences to his memory. It was a kind enough boon to still be able to recall his time in Ylisse after awakening in this strange land and, while he did have concerns about the state of affairs in the halidom that had become his home, he saw no reason to make his time here an unpleasant one.

--He was so lost in his observations and thoughts that he simply didn't notice the person approaching him until it was too late.]


Wha--wait!

[He called, a swift wind ruffling his hair and making his cloak billow out as he was dragged from his seat to join the rest of the dancers.]

Just a few more minutes, please! I'm still studying everything.

F-2

[It wasn't the prizes that had attracted Robin, but the sheer novelty of the challenge that these games provided for the carnival goers. Robin could be found throughout the tent, trying his hand at multiple different kinds of games-- and, win or loss, the intrigued smile and the ring of his laughter never faded. The only game he purposfully avoided was the strong arm competition.

Leave that to the professionals, was his thought. He had managed to win a rather large stuffed duck-- and that was good enough for this little game.]


Wildcard!

[Don't like a prompt? Make one up! Feel free to contact me at [plurk.com profile] starkxravingxmad with any questions.]
rarimatiger: (huh?)

F-2

[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
[Kisa gave a try to most of the games but ended up not winning at most of them. It was a little hard, she did finally get a small ring as a prize. It was the first thing she's won and she can't help but to admire the ring and without noticing she runs into the man's giant duck, knocking her balance but quick to regain it.]

I'm sorry!
strategyguide: (bonds)

Hi~

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Don't be.

[Robin had swiftly reached out to catch her elbow before she fell, and held steady while casting her a grin that was nothing short of sheepish.]

It's my fault for not paying better attention. These games... [He hefted the giant duck in his other arm with a bemused chuckle.] They got the best of me. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?
rarimatiger: (pic#5918061)

Hello~<3

[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
[A little surprised by the touch she lets out a small breath, glad they didn't run into each other...it would have made this weird.]

O-Oh no...I shouldn't have been looking where I was going. [Kisa bows politely.] Wait...you won that?

[Wow, that made her ring look like nothing...] They are a lot of fun, right?
strategyguide: (thunder)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Whatever this girl was imagining, odds were high that Robin has seen and accepted far weirder in his life.

Robin, unfamiliar with all of the customs of this land, simply followed the rule that mimickry was the best policy in order to stay in good graces with the general public, copied her gesture with a short, graceful bow of his own.]


Indeed I did, [he replied, holding the duck out for the girl to examine more closely if she wished.] Although that wasn't my intent. I just wanted to see what these games were all about.

....They were quite fun. Whomever organized this event did a fine job of it.
rarimatiger: (Very happy)

[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
[It was strange for normal people at least, Kisa's family has some special problems.

A smile gracing her face when he returns her bow, she doesn't take a much time before she touches the plushie. It was bigger than any she's seen before. She wonders in Haru-nii could win one this big, if he was here.]


You must be really good at them!

They are a lot of fun, they're like festivals in my home.

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foxtastic: <user name="bittenbittern"> (1)

F-2

[personal profile] foxtastic 2017-04-18 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa! What a big duck!

[ he's standing in front of Robin with a big smile on his face, his ears wiggling as he moves around of the man in order to get a better look at the stuffed bird. his hands hover about, sizing it up, getting an idea of how big it might be. ]

I can't believe you won it... all I got are these necklaces.

[ and he points up at his neck, at several odd looking pieces of jewelry. round, circular discs hanging on a string of various pastel colors. they look a little powdery and dry, but still look pretty festive notwithstanding. ]

What game did you play?
strategyguide: (bear jerky)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[...It was hard to imagine someone like Panne wiggling her ears in delight like this man did. After the destruction of her Warren, Robin was almost certain that the stolid Taguel was as lonely as anyone else would be-- and his heart went out to her, even though the recent history of Ylisse and the surrounding kingdoms was still a subject that he was learning about on a daily basis.

Although this man's ears didn't resemble the Taguel's at all, it wasn't anything that Robin found terribly odd. If anything, they were more striking because so few others in this country had similar features.

That child-like smile, though, was nothing short of endearing.]


The shooting game on the other side of the plaza is where it came from, [Robin explained, helpfully motioning in that direction just in case the bubbly stranger wanted to investigate for himself.] But I can't believe I won it either-- I just went in to try something new.
foxtastic: <user name="bittenbittern"> (3)

[personal profile] foxtastic 2017-04-18 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Shooting game, huh? [ with a tilt of his head, he looks in the direction where he gestured, but can't really determine which one it is. after all, he's not really thinking about anything but bows or ballistas when it comes to shooting. ]

You don't look like an archer. Maybe you could show me where it is? [ he snaps his fingers. ] Ooh, I know. I'll give you one of these if you do it! They're so precious, you could probably give one to a friend or something.

[ he winks, his tail starting to get into it with a few quick swishes behind him. ]

What do you say?
strategyguide: (bear jerky)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-19 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
[He had thought of arrows and ballistas as well with that game-- right up until the person hosting it placed a strange tool in his hands. Robin grinned, intrigued by this man's energy.]

That's right, a shooting game-- and no payment is necessary.

[He waved off one of those strange pendants with a gloved hand, that smile never flickering even once.]

Save them for someone you care about. Watching how you are at this game will be payment enough!

[Robin chuckled.]

I don't jape when I say it's probably beyond anything you can imagine.

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knowsthefuture: <user name="livebites"> (pic#11130347)

[D-2]

[personal profile] knowsthefuture 2017-04-18 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
[In the beginning, Lucina simply observed; her dancing skills came from her father (a rather unfortunate inheritance). But eventually she had been pulled into the mess despite her protests.

And much to her surprise, she found herself enjoying the festivity. Was this how Inigo and Olivia felt when they danced? It was bizarre, but Lucina could feel her worries slowly ebb away with each step and twirl.

When she breaks away from the circle, she catches a familiar face. She smiles - it was typical of Robin to be so observant of foreign traditions.]

Robin! [Lucina exclaims, pulling at his hand. She looks a bit flushed from the heat, but it doesn't stop the excitement from lighting up her face.] Come on! What better way to learn than doing it yourself?
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strategyguide: (bonds)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Perhaps...

[He explained with a sheepish smile, allowing Lucina to guide him onto the dance floor with a delight in life that he hadn't seen on her face since they had met. Surely Chrom would be happy to see this, after everything they had been through.

Robin stumbled forth with a chuckle, and held fast to Lucina's hands while they entered the fray.]


Between the two of us, there might not be a dancefloor left!

[There was a warmth in the air around them-- a reflection of the odd joy they shared after weeks of being on a foreign warfront?

Maybe. He wasn't questioning it too deeply.]
knowsthefuture: <user name="livebites"> (pic#11130351)

[personal profile] knowsthefuture 2017-04-19 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I suppose not! [she concurs with a small laugh.

Lucina knows to wait for a cue before taking any steps. Fortunately, the two groups are rather large, so it was easy to follow everyone else's movements. Still, it's a little nerve-wrecking now that she's with someone she knows - her father's best friend, no less.

She wonders if they could return to this world for a day once peace was restored.]

I'll be relying on you throughout this dance, [she says, releasing Robin's hand. Lucina faces him, standing among the inner circle.] I hope I didn't drag you away from your observation too soon.
strategyguide: (fellbrand)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-20 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
[It's equally unnerving for Robin, a man of suspicious origin who had no memory before the last two years, to find himself dancing with his best friend's daughter and future heir to the Halidom. Lucina's presence in the timeline was a cause for concern, but so far her actions had only been for the sake of a better future-- or to enjoy scant moments of frivolity, such as this.

Robin settled his feet and his nerves when the reached the center of the floor, and he boldly levelled his gaze upon Lucina with a sly twinkle in his eye.]


It's nothing that can't be made up with practical application, [He said, casting a glance at the others around them before mimicking their stances himself.] Dancing isn't dissimilar to fighting-- and I think we'll have a chance to tip the scale in our favor before the night is over.
sicsempertyrannis: When have I ever been content with anything, mule-brain? (aw dang)

F-2

[personal profile] sicsempertyrannis 2017-04-18 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[Gangrel, of course, found himself at the carnival games as well, mostly just making a nuisance of himself. That loud cough right before you toss the ring? The elbow jostling your elbow a bit right as you're about to shoot your water gun? None of that could possibly be the fault of the seven-foot tall gaunt king standing by you.

Of course, once he sees Robin, all that fades and he strolls over to his most esteemed tactician. He pouts when he sees the giant duck.]


I thought I was the only ugly duckling you needed, lordling.
strategyguide: (fellbrand)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-19 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
I am no lordling, Gangrel.

[Robin said evenly, never shifting or starting when the looming man who formerly held the title of the 'Mad King' approached with all of the agitated energy of a restless hound. His smile was similarly pleasant, and the warmth of it seemed to bleed into the very air around them.]

I am merely a tactician of Ylisse-- and every tactician knows that its best to rely on more than a single duckling.

...However, this one is hardly a replacement for you.

[He glanced at the toy, as if it were a living animal for just a moment, and squeezed it tighter under his arm.]

This one just happened to fall into my care, and I'm seeking a more appropriate home for it.
sicsempertyrannis: You can't kill a dead man, sweetheart. (grin)

[personal profile] sicsempertyrannis 2017-04-19 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
You're not a lord, but you're quite lordly. Thus, lordling! ... But I suppose I could be swayed out of that particular diminutive nickname. How's "toots" looking for you today?

[Gangrel grins his normal sardonic grin, his own self-pity and general unfortunate demeanor turning that kind warmth into something more like an uncomfortable burst of heat from being embarrassed. Pretty normal feeling from being around the Mad King, to be honest.]

Oh, sure, that one gets a new home and I get to mop up the barracks after hours. ... Then again, I'm less a "prize" and more a punishment, so fair's fair, in the end.

[He taps his chin "thoughtfully" and leans in to inspect the duck. It really is a rather large duck- fit for a king. You know, a real one, not a corpse pretending to be one.]

You could always put it on the throne of Plegia. Couldn't be worse than the last couple royals they had, present company definitely included. Even if it doesn't blossom into a swan!
strategyguide: (no rest for the wicked)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-20 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Ah-- no. That nickname really isn't necessary...

[He waved Gangrel's teasing off, feeling his nerves bristle at being granted such a cavlier nickname from a man he still wasn't entirely certain of. Gangrel was no threat to the Shepherds any longer, no doubt-- but, his manner and reputation left something to be desired.]

I can't say I disagree with your thoughts on that, [Robin chimed in after Gangrel's passing quip, and he patted the duck in the same manner that Sumia would have if she were calming down a spooked pegasus.] But, don't you think Morgan here is a little soft for the role of a king? Plegia will need a strong leader after everything's done, and our little friend here doesn't seem inclined to bear the weight of the crown.
nosferatanking: (Default)

A Morgan for all your Morgan needs. Also, F-2.

[personal profile] nosferatanking 2017-04-20 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Morgan isn't gonna say no to the prizes, but he's mainly here to see how well he can game the system. At least, that's the plan until something else catches his attention. A man in a coat eerily similar to his.]

[He follows the stranger around for a bit, before things click and Morgan remembers that traps, not stealth are his strong suit. Eventually, he just approaches the man, rather nonchalantly considering how closely he'd been tailing him.]


Do I know you from somewhere?
strategyguide: (high deliverer)

MY CHILD!!!

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-20 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
[The lad stalking him was hardly an oddity in Robin's experience-- although, he expected that to come from a very different dark haired slip of a mage, not one who shared his fondness for heavy hooded overcoats.

He allowed the young man to tail him without acknowledgement, suspecting from Tharja's habits that allowing this stranger to tail him to his heart's content would be more beneficial than approaching on his own... and a small smile played on his lips when the stranger finally pulled out into the open to make himself known

It wasn't often that Robin found himself surprised. The last time was in Plegia, when the current king revealed his hand, but this...]


I'm not sure,

[He replied thoughtfully, rubbing his chin as he examined the young man. The face and mannerisms were all frightfully familiar, but there was just enough that was off that he didn't trust himself and his own fractured memories.

It was a small enough blessing that he could still remember his time with Chrom and the Shepherds with ease. Perhaps a man in his position shouldn't ask Naga for too much...?]
nosferatanking: (pic#9057634)

;3

[personal profile] nosferatanking 2017-04-20 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Morgan scrutinizes Robin in turn. Now that he's closer, there's a feeling of deja vu tugging at Morgan's sleeve, but there's something still missing.]

[This is the problem with amnesia. Not being able to remember what you've forgotten.]


No, I've definitely seen you somewhere before. Are you from Ylisse?

[Hes also getting super Mother vibes from this guy, but "you remind me of my mother" is probably not something he wants to hear.]
strategyguide: (bonds)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-21 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Being told that he reminds a young man of his mother would hardly be the strangest thing Robin has heard in his (very brief) memory; Lucina still won that award-- on many different counts.

He hummed thoughtfully at this question, carefully studying this young man up and down for any further clues. There was something about the face, the demeanor, that was strikingly reminiscent of another young person he had met in recent weeks.

The overcoat itself should be telling enough, but Robin was still skeptical. After learning that several of the Shepherds' children had travelled to the past to right the wrongs that caused the future, and his own theory that it was simply one of many futures, Robin wasn't going to be so quick to judge.]


Not natively, [He admitted at length, unafraid to divulge the truth that seemed so terribly important to this familiar stranger.] But I count my greatest friends among the Shepherds who defend Ylisse, and I'm eternally grateful that they've welcomed me into their fold.
dragonsinmy: (The fat king of knights)

F-2

[personal profile] dragonsinmy 2017-04-20 12:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[Speaking of strong people, here is a girl holding a life sized stuffed lion. While not the heaviest thing around, balancing such a large object should be a problem, except she is clearly holding it above her head with one hand.

With another holding some treat she got here, which is also going into her mouth.

Sadly her attention is not where it should be and it seems like collision might be imminent.
]
strategyguide: (cryptic)

[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-21 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[Indeed, there was no avoiding it; the two were too distracted by the festivities to see what was before them.

One arm was wrapped around his duck. The other was holding a heaping cloud of candy floss on a paper stick. Robin was too wrapped up in studying the various carnival festivities to see the young woman before him-- and he didn't realize it until the mess of candy floss was crushed against his face.

He sputtered in surprise and peered around, looking for the stranger he had bumped into in the crowd.]


Um...sorry?
dragonsinmy: (This keeps happening...)

[personal profile] dragonsinmy 2017-04-22 12:56 pm (UTC)(link)
It... is fine. [Says the hand reaching out from under the over sized lion toy. The shock of this happening is keeping her down.]

What of you, Sir? I do hope I did not injure you.