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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 Saturday, March 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on April 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: The Flower Festival is soon, and that means that a lot of caterers, cooks, restaurants and anyone involved with cooking are gearing up to participate in the celebration. This means that there’s plenty of places that are offering food at enormous discounts, or running food related events outside of their stores. One particular setup is in the center of the market area, where tables upon tables of food have been set up as a sort of buffet: pick what you want and pay as you leave! Unfortunately, someone mischievous has created a real problem. The buffet has turned into an all out food fight and it doesn't look like it’s stopping anytime soon...
  1. Join In. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Might as well join the fun since it’s happening anyway, and you’ve probably already found yourself victim to an errant pizza slice or something already. Grab a handful of whatever is nearest you or pick up a spoon and get that food flying!

  2. Pay up. The fun can only last so long, and none of the vendors are happy. While the food fight has been broken up, the place is still a mess. Participants and people caught up in the crossfire are all being blamed equally. Grab a mop and a dustpan and get cleaning. Or, try and argue your way out of being taken to the local enforcers station and given a hefty fine.

• Prompt E: It’s already spring, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who are still interested in a few last minute winter escapades. Luckily, with cores and emotion fueled dunamis, things like this aren’t exactly off the table yet. A small portion of Lake Niras has been turned into a winter wonderland, down to a thick layer of ice that’s almost strong enough to be skated upon. However, this isn’t what it’s being used for. The local Polar Bear club has decided to hold a springtime version of their usual event and currently has open registration for those who think they’ve got the willpower to take the plunge in the icy water.
  1. Dive Deep.Strip down to your skivvies or don a bathing suit and jump in! The challenge is to stay in the longest of 4 or 2, or to just beat your personal best. In lieu of joining up yourself if you don’t feel like freezing your tush off you’re more than welcome to lead the cheerleading team!!! ... Who are all dressed as different interpretations of Sosyne...

  2. Maintain The Cold. Those who aren't the participating kind might find themselves attracted to the more “Stage hand” like portion of the club event. Those who have practiced dunamis, the art of using your emotions to create all sorts of manifestations under control, might be able to help maintain the frigid temperature in the air that’s causing the snowfall. Or, if you’re just a really negative person you could be unintentionally making it worse. Otherwise, there’s always a need for a few extra hands at rotating the frozen water cores which are helping keep the water particularly icy. Just be careful and try not to get too excited or you’ll melt the cores!

• Prompt F: Ghost tours have become all the rage in Verens, and tonight you find yourself coming along, either willingly or by having one of the organizers pester you into it. But being a guest isn’t the only way to participate—they’re taking volunteers to “assist” as well, to help spice things up and improve the mood. Harness your emotions to make the atmosphere more sinister, or just hide in some bushes or around some corners to surprise someone with an old-fashioned “boo!”
  1. Sewers Dark and dank, the tunnels underneath the city are already a good place to scare or be scared. The tour takes characters through a lesser-used portion of the sewers, meaning it’s slightly less smelly, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for spooky stories. Don’t get caught by the mossgator or the restless spirits of its victims...

  2. Inside the Memory Tree The giant tree that stands in the city’s square hasn’t always been a safe place, especially the dungeon-like spaces inside. The twisting wood and vines have been home to all sorts of monsters that have been a threat in the past, from moving plants with sticky vines to shadow creatures with sharp teeth—or so the tour guides will say. The tree may not have been around long enough to have much history to it, but that doesn’t stop them from playing it up.

  3. Abandoned Buildings
  4. Always a necessity for any ghost tour, this leg of the trip will take characters past and through a few rundown places, including an old warehouse, a creaky mansion, and a set of dirty apartments. Don’t forget all the dark alleyways in between, or the stories of long-past serial killers who choked their victims to death right over there…

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include maraschino cherries and/or knives.

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!
lordofcalamity: (a revolution lies inside)

Velvet Crowe | Tales of Berseria

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
C - Communication is key

[With the knowledge that these things allow people to communicate with others and that she doesn't have to show her face, Velvet is merely projecting her thoughts to the network.]

I'm looking for information on the city of Shaarnath. Anything you can tell me about it from the monsters outside the walls to what life is like down there, how our emotions have an effect on the world in comparison to being in this place. What, exactly, would it be like for someone to live down there instead of in Verens?

[That's it. That's the message.]

D2 - If you want it done right, do it yourself

[The minute food had started flying, Velvet immediately moved so that she wouldn't end up splattered with it. Trying to get food out of her hair was an absolute nightmare. However, she hadn't gotten away fast enough and now there was a broom shoved into her hands. An eyebrow rose at the vendor and it was exactly the sort of thing that she would typically avoid if not for...]

You, get out of the way. I'll do it myself. [Velvet is now pointing her broom at someone attempting to clean up this particular mess. From her particular spot she could easily see how they were missing a spot and is moving in to make sure it gets done properly.] If you miss a spot, you'll attract all sorts of animals. Eventually the food will rot and start to smell. You have to clean it right the first time or you'll regret it later.

F3 - It's all an act, right?

[Honestly, there wasn't much here that would frighten this particular woman so she doesn't bother trying to "brave" her way through it and instead ends up as a volunteer to do the scaring. Something she could do easily enough. While she avoids the smellier option of being in the sewer, Velvet does move through the abandoned buildings - the alleyways. There's a chill in the air and there's something drifting through the air that one may mistake for snow but is more along the lines of ash without the mess.

She can't be seen as of yet but there comes the sound of something scraping along a wall. One will clearly be able see where a large set of claw marks have been dug deeply into the various structures and in the streets. A freezing wind sweeps through the alley and urge the participates onward until they reach a crossroad. Out in front of them steps Velvet. She's positioned so that she's blocking the way forward along with the left path which leaves only one road to continue onward.]

This part of the city belongs to the Lord of Calamity. Those who dare trespass are forfeiting their lives. [The cold wind picks up and her hair along with her coat flutter but she doesn't doesn't look effected even though she's not wearing much. Velvet raises her left hand to reveal the entire arm is bandaged, more ash-like sweeps in and block her from view for a mere moment. Looking back that left arm has transformed and now appears huge - red and black with sharp claws. The arm is raised and clenched into a fist, her gold eyes narrow as she glares at the participates over it.]

Have you come to be consumed?

[Now that arm is extended, not touching, but deadly claws are pointed towards the participant.]


[OOC: Wildcard me!]
backstory: Do not take (You think I'm pretty?)

[personal profile] backstory 2017-03-18 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
I would not waste food so carelessly-! [The silvery white haired man argues vehemently with one of the vendors. But when a broom is shoved within his hands, and the authorities threatened, he growls in frustration, before deciding to help aid in the effort of clean up.

He brushes off a bit of the vegetables that had struck his robe earlier, before aggressively sweeping the floor. His dragon's claw helps aid in the speed, but that's when he- accidentally splinters the top of the broom.

... Oops?

When he glances up, his eyes lift to find a woman angrily pointing a broom at him. To begin, he thought it might have had to do with the now broken equipment, but instead it seems... he missed a spot.]

Ah- [He blinks, and steps aside as directed, while she moves forward.] I apologize. I hadn't realized.
lordofcalamity: (I'm battling between the tears)

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Obviously Velvet is not the only individual who sees the whole event as a giant waste of food and can't get out of helping clean up. Except this man was sweeping to the point where the handle of the broom in his hands. She's obviously drawn to that clawed one but doesn't take the time to really question it (though it isn't something that she really cares about either).

What she does care about is that now he's making an even bigger mess. Along with the bits of food are wooden splinters and that just won't do.

Now that he's out of the way, Velvet uses her own broom to sweep those splinters away from the food pile she has growing.]
Even if we can't eat this food, we can feed it to the animals. At least then it won't completely go to waste.
backstory: (Nothing to be sad about)

[personal profile] backstory 2017-03-19 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
[He doesn't feel it right to leave her to the work. Which is why when she sweeps the splinters aside, at the very least he can gather those up. He hadn't meant to break the broom, after all. Setting back to cleaning up, he glances toward her as she speaks once more, her own work quick and efficient.]

Ah- [Feeding the animals would be a noble thing to do. And as she said, it would be much better than throwing it out.] That is a splendid idea. I would not feel right throwing this out after that inelegant fight. Feeding the animals would be a great way to re-purpose it.
oligomania: (no longer will this fight prolong)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-19 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Cleaning is something she's very efficient at, what with having to take care of her own house once upon a time so Velvet has plenty of practice. It does help that she enjoys it and does it every now and then despite her traveling.

As for being noble about re-purposing it... that's not really Velvet's style. She's just mad that now it can't be eaten by the people it was made for.]
At least the animals will appreciate the effort even if the people don't. Someone worked hard to make these dishes only for it to end up all over the ground.
storywise: (pic#11072995)


[personal profile] storywise 2017-03-18 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
[ Naturally, Velvet's act (?) scares the bajeesus out of nearly everyone, which Magilou can't help but follow with her own act (???). ]

Bwahahahahaahaha!!!! This city is ours, you puny humans!! Prepare to be consumed by our dark mistress and her wretched band of evil-doers!!! Cry all you want, you'll only taste sweeter for this daemon!
lordofcalamity: (I'm battling between the tears)

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
[There is it, she can always count on the witch to continue on the act (?) and it sends the young participates scurrying down the only available alley in an effort to get away from the pair of them. With them gone the wind lets up a little while Velvet's arm transforms back to its usual appearance. She shifts her weight to the left and puts her right hand on her hip.]

They were certainly a skittish bunch. [A sigh.] We barely even did anything.
storywise: (pic#11052455)

[personal profile] storywise 2017-03-18 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Why Velvet, I can't tell if you're relieved or disappointed at our lack of effort. If you ask me, I could do this all day, so why stop here? You were born to play this role!

[ What's a Magilou without a little backhanded compliment every now and then? After all, the notion that Velvet was destined to be this way is a depressing thought. ]
lordofcalamity: (I won't be denied I'm a warrior inside)

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
It serves no purpose. [For her, that is. Maybe the people who come to be frightened in a safe environment are here to be entertained but this is sort of a waste of Velvet's time. All she's really doing is spreading the title thrust upon her to another world who have never even heard of the "Lord of Calamity" before tonight.]

Since you seem to be enjoying yourself so much, then it's all yours Magilou. I'll sit out the rest of the night.

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[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-18 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
[At first, he tries to ignore the eerie sound of the claws, the over the top nature of this place he'd wanted to explore as he has with most everywhere else he's been able to get around to so far.]


[But well. He probably was a little loud, not thinking to consider who might hear or see him since not everyone can, around here. Let alone the questionable wisdom of attempting to take shortcuts in said alleys to get around the city. Or this haunted house thing.

He only knows one person who uses that title though. And knows that voice, that faint shadow through the wind and ash cloud as intimately as he knows his own. Hence his reaction being more something akin to sheepish relief than actual fear. Because in spite of her threats, she's never actually laid a hand on him. Not purposely, anyway, the one time he woke her from a nightmare aside.

Laughter probably. Wasn't what she was aiming for though......]
lordofcalamity: (pushing through the lies within)

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[It's the footsteps that alert Velvet when someone has made their way to this part of the tour so she hadn't actually seen Laphicet wandering about before stepping out of the shadows. Now though, the boy is laughing and she looks away, glad for the darkness that hides her flushing cheeks. Instantly, the daemon arm is gone because Laphicet isn't frightened by her anymore. Not that she wants him to be.]

Geez, Phi. What are you doing out here?
laodicean: (Triple Gale)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-18 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
I hadn't been to a ghost place before. I mean, some people thought the library was? But that was just me and other malakhim -- um, seraphim? Looking around at the books and all. So that doesn't really count.

[He is not in the least bit intimidated. Her anger and frustration isn't directed at him. But to Artorius. He just hadn't anticipated her being here, but she had mentioned she would be out tonight or something. This was probably what she meant without wanting to be more specific.]
lordofcalamity: (and I'll stand)

[personal profile] lordofcalamity 2017-03-18 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
[They faced down more terrifying things than these so-called ghosts on a daily basis back home but Velvet can't truly fault him from wanting to try the experience. It was pretty harmless and even if it wasn't, Laphicet was capable of taking care of himself. She moved towards him a little, closing the distance between them.]

Ghosts aren't really anything all that special. You've faced down plenty of more dangerous and terrifying monsters.

[She's learned that a lot of people can't see the malakhim in this world - it's like the days before Innominat's resurrection.]

You aren't a ghost, so it doesn't count.

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[personal profile] vengefulness 2017-03-18 09:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Ardyn isn't in this to have someone give him a good scare. There's really only one thing that frightens him, and it's not something that concerns him while he's stuck here. No, he's here because he enjoys seeing scared people scrambling about. He's dearly hoping to catch Noctis or any of his friends squealing in terror. It's a long shot, but it's worth his time to at least try.

He's inspecting the claw marks when Velvet comes into view, and he doesn't flinch as she brandishes that arm of hers. How fascinating! It's like she's only partially a daemon. He lifts a hand to feel those claws so long as she doesn't pull it back.]

The "lord of calamity", is it? My, how frightening.
oligomania: (and hate that I have seen)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 10:45 am (UTC)(link)
[When faced with someone who isn't terrified, well, it's not unusual considering her normal companions but recently that title has been causing quite a stir in her world. The stories about her are absolutely ridiculous. She should not expect the same in this one considering the strange sort of individuals who have been brought here but it works fairly well on some of the people who've come out tonight.

This particular man is actually looking to touch it and Velvet jerks her hand back before he can make contact. It changes back to normal, the bandages in place as if her entire arm hadn't grown three sizes bigger.]

Careful or I won't be held responsible for what happens next. [Touching in general was not something she was fond of but that arm of hers was more deadly than the rest of her. As for the name, she shrugs.] A name I was given in another world.
vengefulness: (26)

[personal profile] vengefulness 2017-03-18 10:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Whatever that arm is made of, it can't be worse than what already lurks inside of him. He's slightly disappointed she pulls it away. Ardyn lifts his gaze from where her hand just was back up to her face, smiling placidly.]

Wouldn't you be the lady of calamity?

[She's making her sex incredibly obvious with those hanging out for the world to see. She's even worse than Aranea — kids these days.]

I must admit, now you have me curious. What do you think would happen if I touched it?
oligomania: (pushing through the lies within)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Could be considering it devours anything and everything - even the other big nasties. Maybe someday Ardyn will get a chance to see it though it might be a little too up-close and personal for his liking. Though she doesn't intend to go around eating everyone, it's saved for those who get in her way.]

You'd think so but maybe that was too kind of a title. Might give people the idea to be sympathetic if they thought a woman was behind all the chaos.

[Funnily enough, people don't seem to care about her style of dress unless she's standing around just like this in a snow-filled town.]

Same thing that happens to every other living being that touches it - eaten. [There's no sign of teasing or acting. While the simple act of touching it isn't enough for a life to be consumed, Velvet is not generally in the mood to be a plaything for someone's curiosity.]

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[personal profile] cursedmate 2017-03-18 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Eizen happened to be nearby when the food fight got started. Was he the cause of it all? ...Not that he knows of, but with the Reaper's Curse, how can anyone be sure? Either way, the mess is spectacular and it's not something his meticulous mind can tolerate. While he did grab a dustpan, he made sure it falls into his spell of invisibility, much like his clothes, so that people won't be too alarmed by flying objects.

He approaches Velvet with a slow stride.]

We aren't going to get anywhere with mere sweeping. There's sauce stains all over the cobblestone. We need water if we hope to clean this mess properly.
oligomania: (I'm bleeding through my skin)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
[At this point Velvet is sure that if this had been the cause of the Reaper's Curse then it would be much worse than this. She could blame the fact that she has help clean up on it, however. At the moment she'll just be grateful that none of it got on her and nothing has caught fire. Yet.

When he decides to point out the sauce stains, she sighs.]

Such a waste of food. If it wasn't all mixed together we could at least salvage the vegetables to feed to the livestock. [But that would be more hassle than it was worth.] We're going to need something more effective than buckets.

[Maybe call down a small storm through emotions.]
cursedmate: (We float on our boat)

[personal profile] cursedmate 2017-03-18 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
None of my artes are suitable, I'm afraid. [As a malak, that's still the first thought to pop into his head, long before something like 'emotional effects'. It's going to take a long while for him to adjust to the 'possibilities' of this place.]

Where's that witch when you need her? She could wash this whole ordeal away with a mere wave of the hand.
oligomania: (pushing through the lies within)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[Artes, emotions - Velvet doesn't have enough of either to spare on this mess. If it wasn't for the fact that leaving it looking like this would drive her mad, she would have already left.]

She wouldn't help with this if we [tortured] paid her. We need someone else more useful and caring. There has to be someone like that around.

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[personal profile] humenity 2017-03-19 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
[ Eleanor hears that all-too-familiar voice, and stops dead in her tracks. She feels relieved that Velvet seems to be alright despite-- well -- going to another world and all. Though, the next thing she feels is some concern. Chaos does tend to follow both Velvet and Eizen wherever they go (though, that may be all to blame on the Repear's Curse. ]

Velvet?! Is that you?
oligomania: (pushing through the lies within)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-19 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Things just got twice as bad here in Verens now that Velvet's arrived. Surely things are about to go from bad to worse but everyone be grateful that their floating island hasn't fallen out of the sky yet. Or that she hasn't caused a huge ruckus about her target of revenge being taken away from her.]

Yes, it's me. Surprisingly my arrival was quiet and nothing caught fire. This time.
humenity: sonea @dreamwidth (pic#11057187)

[personal profile] humenity 2017-03-20 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ Ugh, don't remind her of all that... Those were Bad Times. ]

Well, it isn't as though you have the Reapers Curse following you yet, either. Where are you?
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oligomania: (and I'll stand)

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-21 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Come on, they were the Best Times. Back when they were on opposing sides.]

The Reaper's Curse decided to follow me around. Could have left any time he wanted. [Velvet asked Eizen a few times if he was going to stick with her or go off on his own.] Down by the docks, though not for much longer. I'm heading towards the Merchant's Square.

[She can only assume that Eleanor is going to come find her.]