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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-04-17 04:19 pm
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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!


• 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!
moonpowers: (May I help you?)

Princess Yue | Avatar: The Last Airbender

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-18 07:53 am (UTC)(link)

[ So this amulet really made her connected with the good people of this place? It seemed like such a simple item, and yet a lot more high tech than she was used to. She concentrated hard on it. If she was going to get used to things, she had to try her best, right? ]

Hello to all who may hear my words. I do apologize if I have distracted you from anything important. There is not an important question on my mind to ask at this moment. I just wished to see if I were using this correctly. If you are able to hear me, my name is Yue. It is a pleasure to speak with you.


[ Yue was a bit surprised to find out her cute little prize had turned into such a beautiful creature. It seemed the little angelic creature decided to make a nest of Yue's hair and almost seemed to blend in quite nicely. Any time she passed someone with a similar creature, hers would chirp loudly and try to make her speak to them. ]

A-ah hello. Pardon me. It seems my little friend here wanted to say hello.

[ She laughed softly and bowed her head gently. ]


[ A small little shriek could be heard by anyone near by the menagerie. Yue thought it strange that she suddenly grew very thirsty. Far more thirsty than any normal thirst. After drinking bottle after bottle after bottle, she decided to go find a place to sit. Perhaps she had just exhausted herself, right?


There was a mirror nearby and when she went to look into it, the sight of what she saw completely alarmed her. Yue's skin became much paler, there was a rather large black diamond on her forehead. Gills seemed to have grown along her neck, and the frills of her outfit weren't frills at all, but fish like attachments, making her almost look like a fishy mermaid on land.

O-Oh dear. O-Oh dear this cannot be happening.


[ If you had something else in mind, please feel free to make one up yourself. ]
Edited 2017-04-18 07:54 (UTC)
thornrobin: ([021])


[personal profile] thornrobin 2017-04-18 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[Frankly Chise is rather used to miscellaneous creatures and spirits hanging off of her. The little feathered thing had taken a perch on Chise's shoulder and it seemed more than happy to get to know Yue's own feathered friend.

Chise herself laughed a little sheepishly.]

Hello then.

[She offered a hand out to Yue's creature and to her own as well.]

They're pretty friendly, aren't they.
moonpowers: (Enjoying yourself?)

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-18 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Yue takes a look at the hand extended to her and grasps it with both of her own before bowing her head respectfully. ]

They certainly are. It's rather adorable in a way, don't you think?
lightthedarkness: (Cute but ditzy)


[personal profile] lightthedarkness 2017-04-18 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Usagi was always one for a distraction when it meant not having to do tedious paperwork. She smiled.]

Hello! You're doing a great job Yue-chan! My name is Usagi Tsukino! And it's great to talk with you too!
moonpowers: (I too wish to partake in an activity)


[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-18 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! It worked!

[ She giggled softly, sounded rather pleased with herself. ]

It is a pleasure to speak with you, Miss Usagi. And how is your day fairing?
lightthedarkness: (Cute but ditzy)

[personal profile] lightthedarkness 2017-04-19 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
I'm having actually an amazing day, Yue-chan! I'm headed to a wedding consultation in a bit, but before that I'm walking Orion so he doesn't get antsy during the meeting. You must be new, yeah? Has anyone taken you to the Welcome Center or explained how things work here? I'd be happy to tell you, or hey! Even show you if you're close enough.
moonpowers: (I.. do not recall?)

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-19 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
Someone on the street did mention something about a welcoming center, but I'm afraid I got lost.
lightthedarkness: (Good morning!)

[personal profile] lightthedarkness 2017-04-19 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, then Orion and I can be your tour guides! Or escorts, or whatever. Anyways, I'll come get you and take you to the Welcome Center.
moonpowers: (I too wish to partake in an activity)

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-19 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
O-Oh well then I would be delighted to have such a kind and generous escort.
lightthedarkness: (Life is grand!)

[personal profile] lightthedarkness 2017-04-22 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Great! Stay right where you are, Yue-chan!

[As promised, though perhaps a bit later than Usagi intended, she finally makes her way to Yue. Orion, Usagi's Bernese mountain puppy is bounding on his leash and his tail is wagging happily as he comes to greet Yue with his mistress.]

doesactivities: (rubs neck)


[personal profile] doesactivities 2017-04-19 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
It's always a pleasure to speak with you, Princess Yue!!

[Let's get that out of the way. Let's also get closer to the lovely princess, and to Sokka, that means skyward, because as far as he knows-- Moon Spirit's gonna moon.]

I wasn't doing anything I couldn't drop. Stop. Flop.

[...that didn't even make sense--]

Y'don't see any safe trees to climb, do you...?
moonpowers: (Pitter patter of a heartbeat)

aaaaaah! <3

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-19 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ Her heart flutters when she hears Sokka's voice. Is this a dream? This couldn't be a dream right? She was far too excited and he could probably feel that from her words. ]

Sokka, is that truly you? I had no idea you were here as well!

[ She muffles a laughter. ]

Trees? Is this a new activity of yours, Sokka?
doesactivities: (kisses are nice)


[personal profile] doesactivities 2017-04-19 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
[His whole face, down his neck, even parts of his shoulders are blushing gleefully.]

Oh yeah. All the cool guys talk to the popular girls from safe trees. Accept no substitutions.
Edited 2017-04-19 07:51 (UTC)
moonpowers: (Pitter patter of a heartbeat)

My heart!

[personal profile] moonpowers 2017-04-19 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
Then does that mean I should find my own tree to climb, or shall I wait at the bottom for you?
doesactivities: (what.)

>> my lateness...

[personal profile] doesactivities 2017-04-24 07:23 am (UTC)(link)

[About that.]

You-- you need limbs for that.

[Solid, corporeal ones. Unless she plans to float... or...]

I mean. OF COURSE YOU HAVE THAT. On the tree! You nee limbs on the tree to be able to climb it.

[Oh god oh god oh god has she not... yet...]

Can I find you first? Then if you want to climb trees, we can do it together! At a place! Of your choosing!