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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="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?
hamnation: (hear my law and tremble!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-20 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Caius may be right, but he will never get Gundam to admit to it. Rather, he balls a fist in anger.]

Your only goal must be to set a world record in insolence! I am the very enemy of humanity itself. You have no idea the dark forces you are meddling with!

But you should consider yourself one of the lucky ones... For a battle as petty as this, I refuse to use more than just a twelfth of my power!
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - do not take (☀ I won't! Give up!)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-21 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
If you're the enemy of humanity then I think humanity is going to be fine.

[Until he sees some dark powers in action he's not going to worry about anything Gundam is saying. Seems like the right thing to do.]

Use all of your power, come on! You're not gonna get a proper hit in if you're a wimp about it. [CAIUS used TAUNT.]
hamnation: (you must BURN for your insolence)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Gundam looks furious now, and he points dramatically at you.]

I dare you to repeat that incantation one more time, at a slightly higher octave!
accepted: Pixiv (☀ 'Cause you are such a precious part of)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-21 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
[... Is Gundam telling him to shout? He. Thinks so. Why doesn't he just say that instead of having to phrase it weirdly!]

I said use all of your power! If you're not gonna give it your all then what's the point, huh?! Show me what you can do!

[Show him your dark powers Gundam. Prove you're not just completely full of it.]
hamnation: (my laugh echoes from the bowels of hell)

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[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Gundam cackles, a cackle that was born and raised within hell itself.]

Fuhahaha! You fool! I hope that I always remember your face the way it looks now... during your last moment of insolent defiance!
hamnation: (onwards my dark devas!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Gundam spreads his arms out dramatically as he shouts.]

Now... Go!! Onwards, my Dark Devas of Destruction! [As he says this, four certain hamsters race out from under his scarf.]

San-D, Jum-P, Maga-Z, Cham-P, punish this fool with all of your demonic might!!

[Gundam cackles some more as each hamster surrounds Caius from a different side. They all pick up tiny clumps of sand and try to pelt Caius with them.]
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - DNS (☀ Just be cool)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-22 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[What the hell is going on here.

He had been standing ready, either expecting something to finally happen or Gundam to reveal himself for the flop he really is. An army of hamsters emerging from the scarf was definitely not covered under the something he expected. Maybe an actual attack. Anything else really.

And then they start throwing sand at him?? How is he meant to fight back against that? He's not going to go and hurt a hamster of all things.]


Wh- Hey! Knock it off! You can't seriously be sending hamsters to attack me?!

[While he's trying to figure out what to do, a lump of sand hits him square in the eye and he cries out in pain. This is cruel and unusual and he doesn't like it!!]
hamnation: (my laugh echoes from the bowels of hell)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-23 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
[Pure hell is going on here, the natural consequence of this defiant boy's loose tongue. Gundam cackles at his enemy's suffering, while his minions relentlessly continue their assault.]

Fuhahaha! If you see then as hamsters, then that is only the result of your own limited perception! Suffer the wrath of my dark devas until you are ready to kneel, you fiend!
accepted: Pixiv (☀ It's better to do something)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-23 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Like I'm gonna kneel to a guy like you!

[So wait, they're not just hamsters? Unlike before he's inclined to believe Gundam on that. Probably because they're actively pelting him with sand- But okay, he's got this now.

Shielding his face and poor watering eye from further sand, he starts kicking sand at the hamsters.]
Your dark devas can back off!
hamnation: (onwards my dark devas!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-24 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Oh? Would you prefer to grovel?

[He looks smug as ever - but he does cautiously eye the devas as the boy launches his counter attack. The devas so scramble to avoid his kicked up sand while plotting their next move.]

The Dark Devas of destruction can do no such thing! In fact, you should savor whatever mercy they may be sparing you at this very moment!
accepted: <user name="blastiaiseasy"> - DNS (☀ Come here come here hey!)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-24 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd prefer you to get lost already!!

[Just keep kicking. Just keep kicking. If they're moving around avoiding the sand then that's less time spent throwing it at him!

His growing anger is starting to come into play however. Each kick starts bringing up more than just sand. Clumps of dirt, small stones... On his last big kick the earth shakes, a wave of sand, mud and dirt rising from ground and falling towards Gundam. Oops.]
hamnation: (you must BURN for your insolence)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-25 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
[The Dark Devas danced around to avoid his moves, while Gundam tried throwing some more sand at him to compensate.

But then, suddenly, the earth shook and suddenly a wave of earth was coming right at him. There was no way he could move in time, so instead he opted to remain utterly confident and raises his hand with a halting gesture.]


INFINITY UNLIMITED FLAME!!

[That

does nothing.

And Gundam is soon buried under the wave as it comes over him. But his devas are soon right on the scene, desperately trying to dig him out.]
accepted: Pixiv (☀ Is it all hopeless?)

[personal profile] accepted 2016-07-25 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[You have to admit that dirt wave was pretty cool Gundam! Sure you're buried under it now but, you know, before it hit you. Pretty. Damn. Cool.

Caius certainly thinks so anyway, given he's grinning and marveling that one of his kicks did something like that! ... Though when he realises Gundam's hamdevas are digging their little hands off trying to save him he sighs.]


... That was a little too far, huh? [MAYBE A LITTLE.] I'm gonna help get you out, hang on.

[He starts digging with his hands, careful not to catch any of the hamsters as he tries to find some part of Gundam. Maybe a hand or a leg so he can pull the guy out.]
hamnation: (my laugh echoes from the bowels of hell)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-26 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[He will find a hand alright. And as he pulls it, Gundam Tanaka rises up from the sand.

And... he... cackles in Caius's face.]


Fuhahahaaa! [The four devas quickly scurry up onto his shoulder, relieved that he is alright.]

Did you think that you could best an actual demon so easily?