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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2016-07-18 02:08 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, July 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open Sunday, August 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are currently 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: EVENT SPECIAL. Feel free to check out Light of Helisium beach party and use the prompts from there! It ranges from standard fare beach fun to the major highlight of the year: Verenthian Warrior. It's like the extreme Ninja Warrior obstacle course but with a twist. There are also giant crabs that may or may not be set loose. Alternatively, maybe you'd prefer the masquerade side of things. A chance to pretend to be someone you're not and perhaps find romance.

• Prompt E: IT'S A BUNNY INVASION! Driven out by the gophers that have swarmed the fields, the bunnies have turned toward the city for food. And as luck would have it, many of the farmers are also transporting their crop to the city storehouses for safekeeping due to aforementioned gopher problem. One of the wagons carrying large crates full of carrots and lettuce has turned over, and those bunnies are just swarming all over the place. Oh, but you can't kill them. The Wildlife Society is encouraging more humane methods. They are: crates made out of cushions, pillow traps, carrot costumes to act as bait, and a special ocarina that is said to help attract the rabbits. The ocarina may or may not help depending on the tune played and may actually make them angrier.

• Prompt F: There's a new popular game in town where two people work together to get through a specially designed maze. One person goes through the maze while the other is standing on a platform above, using telepathy to give directions. The catch? The maze is completely dark and the one going through it only has floating ball of light to help illuminate their path. The one giving directions has a clear view at least, so it's up to them to get their partner out. What makes the maze "fun" is that there are various "traps" and obstacles in the maze. Nice partners will help their friend avoid them. The trolls, however... Well if they'd like to see their partner get splashed with paint, hit with pillows, or have random costumed "creatures" pop out to scare the crap out of them, that's an option, too.

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include fake explosives and/or jars of hot wax.

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!
illusionistic: (pic#9720912)

Aeacinos Ixocia | Original Character

[personal profile] illusionistic 2016-07-18 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Prompt A

[ Aeacinos has a lot of emotions, most of it is generated by his short fuse. So if you're walking down the street one day and you hear a loud bang accompanied by a large ball of fire you'll get to see a large snake man rearing up in anger at a local. ]

Watch where the hell you're going. My tail isn't that hard to see.

[ Bruh you need to calm down. But honestly this is like the 5th person to step on his poor bruised tail. Please someone stop him before he kills someone. ]

Prompt D - 1

[ Aeacinos is probably at the beach mostly because he's a water snake. Water is definitely the one element he's most comfortable in, but he doesn't mind land either. He also forgets to shapeshift and not swim through the water in his snake form a lot. So if you see a giant serpent in the water that's not a monster. Though honestly if you try to attack he'll tell you off. He just needs to shed his skin and be free once in awhile, okay? ]

Prompt D - 2

[ At some point he'll swim ashore in a less populated area to shift back into his normal naga form before partaking in the festivities. The water balloons are what get his attention immediately. He'll pick one up in his clawed hand with a curious look, tail swaying behind him mirroring his intrigue. The question isn't posed at anyone in particular, more like he's talking to himself actually, but you're free to answer if you like. ]

What exactly does one do with these?


[ Anything and everything is free game! ]
canthealtheheart: (wide-eyed)


[personal profile] canthealtheheart 2016-07-19 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh gosh, he seemed SCARY. But he seemed more frustrated than malicious. Morianna approached him slowly, keeping her hands close to her chest.]

I-I'm sorry, you seem to be aggravated by your tail injury. Would you like me to try and heal it for you?
illusionistic: (pic#9720907)

[personal profile] illusionistic 2016-07-24 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
[ Don't be afraid, Momori. He just has a lot of hot air. Aeacinos will turn to regard the other with a brief grunt in her general direction. ]

You know of healing magics then?

[ Cause his tail is kinda bruised along with a little bit of his pride. ]
canthealtheheart: (magic)

[personal profile] canthealtheheart 2016-07-27 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Morianna nodded enthusiastically. If she was good at anything, it was healing magic, though it wasn't as good as it could be. She was definitely paying for that break in her studies now.]

Yes, a bit. One moment...

[She waved her hands in the air, drawing forth power from the aether, and cast a Cure around his tail in a flurry of sparkles.]

There. All done! How does it feel?

[She hoped her spell was potent enough. It was only a basic healing spell, after all.]
hardashell: (98)


[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-20 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Did you say hothead? Because hey, here's a guy who is kinda pretty way too probably used to angry explosive people. Quite literally, in his case. Hey, they had to deal with Bakugou in class after all, and when he's probably murderous.

Still, angry snake guy. With a ball of fire. Not the best combo.]

Whoa, whoa, whoa. [He starts, making his way over to try to do some damage control, or you know, just make sure nothing burns up.]

What seems to be the problem here?
illusionistic: (pic#9720915)

[personal profile] illusionistic 2016-07-25 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ Aeacinos has a temper it's true. But he knows not to yell at children or be angry towards those trying to help. He'll fold his arms over his chest as his tail flicks behind him. ]

These buffoons keep stepping on my tail. As if it's hard to notice and watch out for.

[ There's just angry snarl as he regards the wandering and watching crowd of townspeople now. ] And now they come to spectate as if I'm in the wrong for be angry.
hardashell: (99)

[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-25 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
[He pauses at the statement, tilting his head to the side enough so he can see the tail to assess if it was noticeable enough or not for people to accidentally step on.]

Oh, well-- [He turns immediately to the guy that stepped on his tail, jerking a thumb towards Aeacinos's direction.]

Hey, did you apologize for stepping on his tail? It sounds pretty painful, after all.