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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!
nailed_it: (Helping hand)

Yang Xiao Long | RWBY

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-17 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
B - "Love Rarely Ceases 2: Phantom Boogaloo"

[Yang doesn't believe in curses and she's still good at moving stuff around, so signing on as a stagehand sounds like easy lien to her. The free room and board is a huge plus as the cRWBY house is kinda stuffed full of people right now and things are...sort of a lot little awkward.

She can be found moving large pieces of scenery or props almost effortlessly, raising curtains or back-drops without breaking even breaking a sweat.

...And occasionally making peanut gallery comments and commentary under her breath while the actors are performing because what is this story???]


D2 - "I'll save you a dance."

[Yang loved parties. Still loves parties. And she likes dancing. But it's been...awhile, since she's danced with anyone and a lot has happened. As much as she doesn't want to admit it, she's just not quite ready to go up and dance one-on-one with somebody.

But a group dance is the perfect compromise. There's no pressure on either side and no chance of rejection. She's quick to pick up the steps, laughing warmly if she or her latest dance partner mis-step or otherwise mess up.

Later, as she throws her twig into the fire, she'll talk about her dad, who helped get herself back into fighting shape.]


Love you, Dad.

E2 - "Not so bad luck charm"

[Yang's mood has been pretty okay over the past couple of days following the festival, so it's probably no surprise that from her plush comes a white egg and a fluffy golden-colored familiar from that.

Naturally, it seems to have taken a liking to her similarly golden hair, idly flitting about her head and finally picking up a lock to very gently tug at it, prompting Yang to fix it with a stern look, scolding it like a parent talking to a child.]


Hey. No pulling.

[Her creature coos a noise, and then deftly swoops to land atop her head, nuzzling and curling itself into the tresses there with extreme care. Yang rolls her eyes, putting her hands on her hips.]

Yeah, okay, technically that's not pulling, but be careful up there or else.

[She's not quite sure yet what that "or else" will entail. More scolding probably. It's really hard to be cross at this thing for too long.

Guess she'll be doing her errands today "in style".]


F1 - "Yellow bunny burns gold??"

[Yang didn't think she'd enjoy the circus quite as much as she had, but the death-defying feats easily won her over. She can't help but check out the menagerie later, if only to get a look at some of the more unique creatures she's never seen before.

And lavish attention on them.

Of course, that means, she's not paying that attention where she should and finds herself sporting a pair of long, almost adorably floppy cream-colored bunny-like ears. She doesn't even have to look in a mirror to see them, as they're incredibly hard to miss.

She's not exactly pleased persay, but given she's clearly not the only one who got pranked here, she can laugh it off.]


Okay, you got me.

[Turning to the person closest to her, she pushes up one of her rabbit ears just like she would a lock of hair, striking a slight pose with a joking grin.]

How do I look?

Wildcard!

[[Open to other prompts! If you've got questions, just PM this account!]]
fills_my_dreams: (Happy)

Wildcard!

[personal profile] fills_my_dreams 2017-04-18 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
Yaaaang!

[Guess who?]

Yang, I taught Zwei to watch drumsticks in mid-air! Wanna help me throw them and see how high he can jump?

[Ruby asks as she holds up a bag of turkey drumsticks. A bag that Zwei was looking up, eyes wide as though it was Christmas.]
nailed_it: (Cheery)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-18 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
[It is impossible to describe how much Yang's heart lifts whenever she hears that familiar call of her name.

She turns towards her sister with a big grin.]


Of course!!

[You barely even have to ask, Ruby. Yang grins down at the dog.]

You ready for some chicken, Zwei?
fills_my_dreams: (Sad)

[personal profile] fills_my_dreams 2017-04-18 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Arf!

[Was that a good answer?]

Alright Zwei. See the drumstick? See it?

[She held it up to Zwei, letting him get a good whiff of it.]

Alright boy, go get it!

[She threw it upward... and it only went up about a foot before fallign back down. Zwei happily began munching on it as Ruby, arm still up, looked down in disappointment.]

Aww...
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nailed_it: (Lol plz)

fff pretend Yang said turkey because I know how to read XDXD

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-18 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang raises an eyebrow at that...spectacular display of Zwei being an extremely typical dog and then offers a smile.]

Maybe he just wasn't ready?
fills_my_dreams: (Oh Crap)

/patpat/

[personal profile] fills_my_dreams 2017-04-18 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah... ooh! I've got it!

[She pulled out Crescent Rose, immediately going into scythe mode as she got another drumstick.]

Alright Zwei, see this? [Sticks it to the blade] You see it? Alright, now jump for it!

[She launched the scythe upward, causing the drumstick to go much higher. It soon began it's descent to Earth...

...and landed in front of Zwei, who only moved once had landed. ue munching and Ruby's eyes gong blank.]


Zwei, you're embarrassing me! You're supposed to catch it, not wait for it!

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scattered_rose: (Eh?)

D2

[personal profile] scattered_rose 2017-04-18 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
[There's someone else who'd been around for the dancing, a bit unaccustomed to it himself, but eager enough to get into it.

He hadn't yet tossed his twig in, turning it over in his fingers in thought. Happening to stand near Yang he glanced up and toward her curiously, catching her words.]


Miss your dad, huh?...
nailed_it: (Who does he think I am?)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-18 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang looks up at the question, gauging the asker a little carefully before shrugging with a lop-sided smile.]

Well, yeah. He's my dad.

And it's not like I'm gonna see him for awhile.

[Even if she goes home, in fact.]
scattered_rose: (No comment?)

[personal profile] scattered_rose 2017-04-18 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
[He couldn't help but chuckle softly, waving his stick a bit.]

Okay, point.

The two of you must have a pretty close relationship.
nailed_it: (Dubious)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-18 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
He's my dad.

[This time she's echoing that answer almost jokingly though. She's definitely aware that people don't always have close relationships with their parents.]

But yeah, we're close. I learned how to fight from him. And like I said earlier, he kinda nudged me back out into the "real world".

[...Maybe not...quite in the way or reasons her dad's aware of, but that's nuance and not really anyone's business.]

So...you know. He's pretty okay for a dad.

[Somewhere on Patch, Taiyang Xiao Long sneezes.]
scattered_rose: (I want peace)

[personal profile] scattered_rose 2017-04-18 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
[He listened to her with a somewhat distant half-smile on his face. It wasn't that she was boring, but more that he had some thoughts he wasn't expressing, ones dragging down his expression some.]

That's pretty cool.

[He glanced back down toward the twig he was holding, spinning it slowly between his fingers.]

I learned to fight from my dad, too. He... was pretty great. I miss him.

[And with that hopefully counting for "expression of love," he gave the sprig a toss into the fire.]

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kaboop: (❤ land ho!)

E2; short tag because lol work

[personal profile] kaboop 2017-04-18 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, Yang! [Nora stands on tiptoe and jumps a little to peer into Yang's hair, hands behind her back.] Who's your new friend?
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nailed_it: (That's all folks)

Noraaaaa~

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-18 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang grins at the greeting and then gives another, extremely humored, eye-roll.]

Hey Nora! You mean my new head gear?

[She pokes the little creature on her head, which gives a reprimanding cooing noise in response but obligingly takes off, idly hovering over to check out Nora. Lots of good vibes coming from this one.]

No idea. Hatched out of an egg a plush toy I won left behind.

[She's completely aware of how ridiculous that sounds which is why she says it completely seriously.]

Cute though, huh?
kaboop: (❤ shiny!)

[personal profile] kaboop 2017-04-18 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[She reaches out a hand, hoping the creature would grace her with its presence next. Nora stares in fascination.]

It's a prize within a prize! You got two prizes for the price of one!
nailed_it: (Cheery)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang can't help but smile at that.]

Yeah! Sorta, anyway. The plush kinda exploded or something

[That was a fun surprise to wake up to.

Meanwhile, the little winged creature floats itself into Nora's hand, cooing cheerfully.]

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parky: (❄︎244)

f1

[personal profile] parky 2017-04-19 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
[ what is happening... why does yang have bunny ears. . . ]

Is this a trick question?

[ because she doesn't want yang to get angry. that's the last thing she wants right now. ]
nailed_it: (I mean her butt is just so big)

1/2

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang's secretly been a half-faunus all this time, obviously.]

No, I'm serious.
nailed_it: (Lol plz)

2/2 i'm sorry

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
I'm feeling kinda hare-ier than usual.
parky: (❄︎032)

[personal profile] parky 2017-04-19 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
[ a cold

and hard stare.

even the air is beginning to get cold. ]


I'm leaving. Goodbye.
nailed_it: (Conversational)

1/2

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
[It's good to know some things have not changed. Also forget you, Weiss, that's the first pun she's made in days months and that was gold.]

Come on, don't be like that.

[She offers a small smile, holding both her hands up as if in apology as her breath comes out in little misty puffs.]

Stick around. Please?
nailed_it: (YOLO)

2/2 i continue to be sorry

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
I don't have a lop going for me anymore.

[Yang, this is why all your friends leave you.]

why is this happening

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heartofalioness: (... Really?)

F-1

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-04-19 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Meanwhile, Allura's a bit less enthused with her own ears and tail, a white lion by the looks of them.]

Like a rabbit.

[Half of it's snark, but hey, this woman might not know what rabbits are. She's certainly still learning about Earth fauna.]
nailed_it: (That's all folks)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Yang rolls her eyes, albeit with a snicker.]

Well, yeah, obviously.

I kinda meant, how do they look on me? Like a joke?
heartofalioness: (Lance why?)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-04-19 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure this is a very good joke, but... at least you're taking this in good stride, I suppose that's what matters.

[Allura's tail is making slow but jerky sweeps though, clearly annoyed at the development if the warming of the air wasn't enough. It IS getting better though, she can't deny the blonde woman's humor is helping some.]
nailed_it: (Reassuring Grin)

[personal profile] nailed_it 2017-04-19 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
[She shrugs with a lop-sided smile, her tone earnest.]

Definitely not the worst thing that's ever happened to me.

[She then glances in the direction of a couple other circus go-ers nearby, one sporting a lizard tail and the other seems to have come down with a case of leopard-like spots. A third comes over to greet them, only to sneeze and suddenly be covered in sheep-like wool, making the other two companions laugh.

Yang gives a snicker as well and looks back at Allura.]


Besides, doesn't look like we're the only ones.

[This is silly, but it's pretty harmless.]

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