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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!
ninjavanish: (pic#10438388)

kaze | fire emblem: fates (birthright)

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-19 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Verenthian Warrior

[ finally, kaze has found something he is undoubtedly good at. running through rolling tumblers, dodging streams of water and foam while suspended above the lake all pale in comparison to the training he and his fellow ninja have subjected themselves to since they were children.

he is, as expected, completely confident in his abilities. but despite that, he still sends a warm smile to his opponent — genuine, though one could easily perceive that, as well as his tone as mocking if they don't know him well. ]

Good luck. [ and off he goes. at some point, he seemingly vanishes and reappears at the end of one of the platforms. cheating? no, just stupidly fast. ninjas, man. ]

[ were this a life or death situation, kaze probably wouldn't be so picky. as it stands though, he has time to weigh his options as he glances around the potential candidates for this partnership. he needs someone he can trust, someone that might have enough skill to counter his own abilities.

whether or not that someone is actually right for the job or not, he won't know until they're in the fray. so he approaches someone (you?!?!?) and asks: ]

Excuse me. Would you care for a partner in the next round? Assuming you do not have one already, of course.


[ things you don't learn during ninja training: how to play the ocarina.

things that make hungry bunnies angry in veren's: a ninja that doesn't know how to play the ocarina.

kaze's not sure why he tried this method. really, he could have just grabbed the rabbits with his bare hands and carted them off to wherever the hell they needed to go. but someone probably suggested it, he took the bait and, well, here we are now with him being accosted by angry rabbits because he can't play a tune to save his life.

he can't hurt them, wouldn't even if he wanted to, so he's left to just hiss in pain when one of them nips him with its sharp bunny teeth. please help there are so many; biting his ankles and fingers to the point that even kaze's seemingly endless patience is being tested. the area around him grows hot with his increasing frustation - hotter than it already is in the city - and it does nothing to ease the onslaught. ]
pulsepistols: (It's just a jump to the left)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-19 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Before she's even managed to get started Kaze has gone and poofed over to one of the platforms. Whoah, okay then! This guy is seriously fast. And also giving off some Genji vibes. But that's fine, she can handle seriously fast.

Blinking isn't cheating, right? Hopefully not, because there's a distinct futuristic bwoop sound and a flash of blue as she suddenly appears next to Kaze on the platform.]

Cheers love, best of luck to you too!

[Another flash and she's cleared the next pit in an instant. Now she's working on climbing this rope ladder to the next obstacle. Keep up now!]
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[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-20 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ there's a split second where kaze just stares, wide-eyed at his opponent as she vanishes in a blur of blue and then reappears some feet ahead of him. he really shouldn't be surprised — with the variety of people here from so many different worlds, there's no doubt that some would be just as quick as he is.

that moment doesn't last long, but it's enough to put him a half step behind her as he too zooms to the next section of the course.

he takes up the rope to her left, scurrying up it as fast as he can as it swings precariously over the water below. when he reaches the top, the next challenge consists of a series of thin, vertical poles that line up all the way to the next platform. kaze takes the closest one on his side and latches onto it; hopping as quickly has he can to the next with a slow spin of his body. now, blinking might be cheating. maybe. ]
pulsepistols: (But it's the pelvic thrust)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-20 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[It probably would be cheating to blink over this. Kind of takes the obstacle out of obstacle course if she just zips over it all.

Trying to maintain that very small lead she has, Tracer is quick to throw herself at the first pole on her side and start maneuvering to the next. The way she's rushing has her very nearly slip down the second pole as she struggles to keep her grip on it.]

Woo, bit dodgy that! Gotta focus.

[Definitely can't rush this too much. Sadly her brief struggle and the time she's taking dealing with the poles now is likely enough to let Kaze slip into the lead again.]
ninjavanish: (pic#10435975)

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
[ just as he's about to hop to the next pole, kaze hesitates — catching sight of tracer in that split second where she struggles. in that moment, he disregards any rules about the contest, and forfeits his own newly found lead to reach his hand out to try and help steady her while the other holds fast to the pole he resides on now. doubtful that she really needs the help, but old habits and all that. ]

It would be a waste to have you fall into the water so soon. [ said with another slight grin. once assured that she won't be falling, or falling behind, kaze continues as he was. ]
Edited 2016-07-21 03:04 (UTC)
pulsepistols: (And the void would be calling)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-21 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Don't you worry about me love. If the water comes rushing up to say hiya I've got a few tricks up my sleeve!

[That said, she isn't one to turn down help. Especially when it's coming from someone who could have left her in the dust if they really wanted to. She takes his hand with a smile, letting go once she's got a proper hold of the pole she's on.]

Thanks though. Now I can make a proper shot at this, and give you some real competition too.

[It wouldn't be very fun if she fell in at the second obstacle and just let him ninja run his way to victory.]
ninjavanish: (pic#10433312)

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ he kind of wants to know what sort of tricks she knows that could remedy such a situation, but he decides now isn't exactly the time to ask. ]

I look forward to the challenge. [ and she's proven herself to be a formidable opponent thus far.

he takes his chance to continue forward, hopping to another pole, then another, until he reaches the next platform and subsequently the next obstacle. ]
pulsepistols: (You bring your knees in tight)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-21 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Bringing up the rear, Tracer finishes up with the rest of the poles and looks on to what's coming up.

It's a set of trick platforms over the next gap, the sort that flip over if you stand on them for too long. But that's not all! There's a large jump mid-way across where the Verenthian Warrior to be has to grab onto a set of monkey bars and climb the rest of the way to the next platform.]

Keep calm, and... She's off!

[Tracer quickly hops across the platforms, making it to the next one just as the platform behind her turns over. So far so good!]
ninjavanish: (pic#10435975)

WHO... is going to win... is the question. i will totally have kaze lose for giggles.

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ kaze glances back as if making sure that she's still behind — or beside, considering how quick she is — him as they approach the next obstacle. a quick survey of the area and kaze is moving once more; hopping onto a platform opposite tracer's and bounding to the next with ease.

the serious look of concentration on his face breaks when he hears the commentary from the woman racing beside him, and he laughs despite himself. she is rather amusing, and her enthusiasm is something to be complimented.

his feet barely touch the last platform before he jumps again, grabbing onto the monkey bars as he hits the last one to start moving across. another glance back - unless she's already ahead of him. ]
pulsepistols: (They really drive you insane)

GOOD QUESTION I was totally set to have Tracer lose ahaha. Sure you're good with Kaze taking second?

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-22 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not quite ahead of him, but she's certainly keeping things even for the time being! Having crossed the platforms she throws herself at the monkey bars, unable to stop herself from letting out a quick cheer once she grabs the first bar.]

Phew! Gonna start cracking a sweat over here soon. How're you holding up?

[Yup, just starting casual conversation as they monkey their way over. Sure they're in a competition but there's always time for a little banter. Sorry Kaze, she's a chatty one.]
ninjavanish: (pic#)

so long as its funny i am more than willing to have him lose. maybe it can be super close??

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-27 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
[ he doesn't seem to mind the banter, though his own words come out quick and quiet as he focuses all of his attention on hurrying across the monkey bars to the other side. one more ridiculous obstacle and he should be home free. ]

Well enough. This is... similar to some of the training exercises I did back home. Though none were as complex and well made as this. [ he's actually enjoying himself, honestly. ]

You aren't going to fall behind, are you? [ a playful jab. ]
hardashell: (01)


[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-20 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Kirishima had been minding his own business, rolling his neck and stretching his arm forward in part to prepare for the games. After all, he had every intention of winning it, whether or not the odds are stacked against him. Being a guy whose main ability is to harden his skin, making him both a good weapon and shield, was not exactly very ideal when dealing with speed and maneuverability, but he makes do with what he can.

Being approached by an older person he's never met is a little startling though, and it shows on his face for about a second before he grins brightly.


Huh, you sure? I don't mind at all, man.

[When you're training to be a hero, working with different partners was also an essential skill-- or something.]

So, uh... I'm Kirishima. Who are you?
ninjavanish: (pic#10435981)

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Kaze. It's a pleasure to meet you, Kirishima. [ he bows his head slightly in greeting, arms folding over his chest as he turns his attention to the obstacle course for a moment, then back to kirishima. ]

If we are to be partners, I believe it would be wise to learn one another's strengths and weaknesses. Do you have any skills that may assist us?
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-21 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[So formal. He's not used to being addressed so formally by an older person, unless they spoke in a vintage manner.]

Same here. You don't need to be so stiff with me, you know?

[It's weird, he'd like to say, but that just seems rude. Uh, anyway. It's better to show than tell, so he raises his left arm and turns it hard. From a regular hand, it starts to bulk up and roughen into the shape similar to jagged rocks, though still vaguely arm-like in form.]

I've got this quirk. It lets me toughen myself, so it's good against a lot of melee attacks. Any chance you're quick on your feet?
ninjavanish: (pic#10433306)

[personal profile] ninjavanish 2016-07-21 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Stiff? [ he wasn't aware that politeness equated to being stiff. he doesn't take it to heart though, brushing the comment off with a shake of his head as he focuses instead on watching the display of...whatever that was. ]

...Impressive. [ he's seen people turn into dragons and a bunch of other weird shit, but he can't say he's seen that before.

kaze nods his head. ]

I have been trained in the art of ninjitsu since I was a child, and I am very quick on my feet. [ he smiles. ] We've a good combination of skills, so far as I can see. Have you run any of the courses yet?
hardashell: (01)

[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-21 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins at that, happy with the praise. It's not as flashy as ice and fire or explosions, but he rather likes his reliable ability.

Of course, he's easily derailed by his next statement, because whoa.]

Like an actual ninja? [He notices no mention of quirks, and wonders if he just doesn't have one. It might be the case, though he doesn't ask.

Well, ninjas are cool anyway. And manly. So he's definitely excited.]

I've never met one before! If you're that good though, I bet we'll dominate this. [And then he shakes his head, points towards the empty field.] There's one there, I don't know what it is, but I was going to go for it first unless you got something else in mind?

[Hint: They're giant crabs.]
womanlycharms: ([making a point])


[personal profile] womanlycharms 2016-07-22 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
[At least being accosted by angry rabbits has put an end to the...whatever the term would be for the noises Kaze had managed to wring out of the ocarina. Hiroko can at least be thankful for that much.

She's not sure it warrants him now being gnawed by bunnies like he's a giant vegetable. Luckily, there's a crate easy enough for Hiroko to haul over and she soon has two of the bunnies by the scruff of the neck to drop them into the crate.

They're making a good attempt at getting their teeth into her, too. But bunnies aren't really a credible threat to her.]

I guess now's not the time to suggest you walk 'em out to where we'll end up dropping them anyway.

[She's noticed the hotter air, after all, not that it seems to be ruffling her feathers too much.]