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TEST DRIVE: AUGUST

— TEST DRIVE: AUGUST —


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!


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: 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!
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - do not take (☀ Kick out! Break out!)

Caius Qualls | Tales of the Tempest

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-18 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
A

What're you talking about? No, I don't have two amulets! How long are you going to keep hounding me about this?!

[So he's wearing a red gem around his neck. He's also wearing his amulet in a similar fashion, right next to his gem. One of the locals is currently pestering him to go turn his completed gem in. Another is offering him a discount at their amulet shop to give it a different look. It's boring having two if you're just going to have them both look similar. Heck they'll work on both amulets! Give them both an awesome new design, two for one!]

There's no way you're getting your hands on this! Why don't you just back off already, huh?!

[He's clearly getting more than a little distressed over this. Why didn't he wear the amulet elsewhere to avoid to obvious confusion? Who knows. Regardless, there's a strange rumbling sound making itself heard underfoot as the ground starts to shake...]

D

[He's never really had the chance to experience a beach like this before. His father would take him out to the port nearby Fern every now and then, but that's the closest he's ever gotten. But now things are different!

First is a dip in the water. He starts off swimming around, but soon results in just splashing about and soaking anyone nearby with a wave of water. This is a whole lot different than swimming in a river! Though it does help he's in the water for fun this time and not as a means of escape.

After that he's making sandcastles! Are they incredible works of art? Heavens no. They're just piles of sand. Big. Piles of sand. But he's having so much fun! Little specks of sand and droplets of water float around him as he works intently on his sand pile. If only Rubia and the guys back home could see him now.]
hamnation: (my laugh echoes from the bowels of hell)

D

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Another teen stands nearby, wearing just a pair of dark swim trunks and... and a scarf

He stands over Caius's work proudly and proceeds to laugh mockingly.]


Fuhahaha! Is this it? Is this all that your empire amounts to?! You must not even be worthy of the sand that you frolic upon!
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Kabadi kabadi kabadi kabadi)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-19 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
[A scarf? Okay, he can appreciate scarves, but at the beach? Come on man.]

So what if this is all there is?! I'm worthy of all this dumb sand and way more than that! [The grains of sand and water around him suddenly fall around him as he glares at Gundam.] Besides, where's your sandcastle anyway? It's not like you can do any better.

[Now if you'll excuse him he's going to add another pile of sand to his lump of a castle.]
hamnation: (i've already plotted your doom)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[His scarf is important okay!! He snickers as the sand and water collapse around the other boy, and Gundam proceeds to shake his head.]

The deadly sand tower of the Tanaka Empire has not yet been constructed in this realm! I thought to scope out my potential enemies first. Now, I see that there is no true threat to be found. How utterly pathetic!
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - do not take (☀ All you need is a new feeling)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-19 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not being a threat shouldn't irk him. He was just building a sandcastle and not looking for a fight after all. But this guy. This guy and his dumb scarf.]

Great, a deadly sand tower. Maybe if you started building as quick as you are to mouth off about nothing I'd be worried!
hamnation: (you must BURN for your insolence)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[Gundam glares at the stranger.]

You fool! You don't understand a single thing. You should have been worried from the moment that we first crossed paths! [He balls a fist intensely.] Because it is not every day that one crosses paths with a true lord of darkness!
accepted: Radiant Mythology 2 (☀With nothin' but the love you gave me)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-19 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh for the love of God what is this guys deal. He stands up now, haphazardly throwing one last clump of sand on top of his 'castle' as he faces the other guy.]

So far I understand you've insulted me and barked on about your empire, being some lord of darkness, whatever! Are you picking a fight? Is that what you're doing?!

[He just wanted a fun day at the beach. But if Gundam really wants to keep making jabs at him while being a lord of darkness fine by him. Let's go. Right here, right now.]
hamnation: (my laugh echoes from the bowels of hell)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[His deal is that he is a loser who has nothing better to do.]

Ha! You should count yourself lucky. If a fight was truly what I sought, it would have ended already! You cannot even begin to grasp the powers that I wield! [He crosses his arms smugly.]
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - do not take (☀ *DING DING*)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-20 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Sadly this one is just as big of a loser to not notice this guy is just being a total loser. Loser.

Thankfully Caius is a mature person who can calmly handle this situation without doing anything too stupid.

He picks up a handful of damp sand and throws it at Gundam's smug face. VERY MATURE. NOT STUPID.]
hamnation: (who would DARE oppose a higher being)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-20 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
[That hits him directly! And while he was trying to laugh - some of it got into his mouth! He sputters and spits some sand out as he faces the fool.]

You fiend! You have no idea what ancient deities you have provoked!

[He then does a battle roll along the sand, scooping up some more sand and swiftly trying to throw the sandball at the boy!]
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Going now!)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-20 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hah. Got him. He's very pleased with himself for that throw, so much so he barely has time to get his arm up to block the incoming sand attack.]

You're right, I don't. And I don't care either! [Angering a deity probably isn't a good idea. But he also has a feeling that after all this Gundam is just full of hot air. So!] You're not really a lord of darkness are you?

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lionhandler: (And that's not funny.)

A

[personal profile] lionhandler 2016-07-21 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
That's enough.

[ Shiro steps in between Caius and the locals, one arm outstretched to make the obstruction larger. The fact that said arm is clearly mechanical probably helps grab their attention. ]

He doesn't have to hand his crystal to anyone and he's clearly fine with the way they look now. If you want to drum up business, go somewhere else.
accepted: Radiant Mythology 2 (☀With nothin' but the love you gave me)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-21 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
[It certainly grabs his attention as well as the locals. That is honestly one cool looking arm... But anyway, back to making these locals get lost.]

That's what I've been trying to say! I'm not handing either of them over, that's that!

[One of the locals takes this as their cue to back off and mind their own business. The shopkeeper however isn't as easily swayed. "You suuure about that? We've even got a sale going on right now, 50% off to anyone with a white tuft of hair on their head. It's our incredibly unique, limited time offer that won't be around for long!"]

... I wouldn't give it to them even if they were doing it for free.
lionhandler: (These keywords wore originally about how)

[personal profile] lionhandler 2016-07-23 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Wha--?

[ The offer takes him aback for a moment--that tuft of white hair isn't just a cute character design quirk in his case. So it definitely doesn't make him very inclined to take up that offer. ]

Yeah, no. I'm not interested. [ He looks over at Caius. ] Come on, let's get out of here.
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Shedding the tears)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-23 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds good to me.

[At that he's quick to turn his back on the shopkeeper and start walking. The shopkeeper tries to follow, but with this other guy here now it looks like they're going to have to settle for losing a sale. Dang.

Once the shopkeeper has finally left them alone he sighs.]


Uh, thanks for that. I kept telling them no but they weren't listening to any of it! It was getting stupid.

[Not that he was helping by shouting a lot and losing his temper. But he is totally not the main one at fault here!]
lionhandler: (And then I got a bunch of new icons)

[personal profile] lionhandler 2016-07-23 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
It's no problem. If they'd kept up like that, things could've gotten ugly.

[ He holds out his hand for a shake. Yup, still mechanical. ]

My name's Shiro.
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Surely all of)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-24 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh yeah, definitely still mechanical... He catches himself staring before too long and quickly takes Shiro's hand.]

I'm Caius, Caius Qualls. [...] You've got a cool looking arm. Is it all armour?

[Might as well just say that than keep looking at it and wondering what's up.]
supersomatic: (That's so funny!)

D

[personal profile] supersomatic 2016-07-22 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Are you having fun in the water, Caius? Huh, are you?

Well, are you having fun now that you've been forcibly dunked beneath the waves by a pair of hands?!]
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - DNS (☀ Just be cool)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-22 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[You know what? Yeah, he was having fun in the water. Was. But then oh god he's underwater and it's in his eyes and he probably just swallowed a little too why is this happening.

When he comes back up, coughing a little, he whirls around and and swings his arms to splash Kor with a big wave of water.]


You're not going to get away with that!
supersomatic: (Let's do it!)

[personal profile] supersomatic 2016-07-23 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
[Kor just laughs and responds in kind, splashing Caius with his own wave of water.]

Hahaha! You'll have to try harder than that!
accepted: Tales of Card Evolve (☀ If you're asked when you'll find)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-23 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[DO YOU THINK THIS IS FUN KOR it's kind of fun yeah. But that is besides the point, this guy needs to experience almost drowning like he just did.]

Fine! I was just getting started anyway!

[Splashing with your hands and arms is for losers. Caius floats onto his back and starts kicking like crazy. YEAAAH WATER EVERYWHERE. HOW DO YOU LIKE HIM NOW??]
supersomatic: (How did you know that?!)

[personal profile] supersomatic 2016-07-24 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[WHOA RUDE YOU CAN'T USE YOUR LEGS LIKE THAT THAT'S CHEATING okay it isn't really BUT THIS MEANS WAR NOW.]

Alright, if that's how it's gonna be, then take this!

[And now Kor starts using Dunamis to make waves in the water to send them right at Caius.]
accepted: Pixiv (☀ That I'm still here)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-24 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[NO THAT IS CHEATING WHAT THE HELL there's no way he can get out of the way or cover himself from waves like that, so he takes a soaking and quickly shakes his head around to flick his wet hair from his face.]

How'd you do that?! Can you use precepts or something?

[The water might be starting to get a little warmer around him thanks to his growing annoyance. That's purely the emotions at work here. Nothing else.]
supersomatic: (Hmm? What did you say?)

[personal profile] supersomatic 2016-08-01 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Kor just stares at Caius like he said or did something strange.]

Precepts? The heck are those?
accepted: <user name="belforma"> - DNS (☀ Going now!)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-08-03 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, the giant wave you just sent at me! It's the sort of thing precepts can do. [... Not everywhere has precepts though, do they. Uh. Right.] They're the name for magic on Aurella. So was that wave some kind of magic you can do?

[And if so then CHEATER CHEATER STOP CHEATING.]