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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!
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Mamoru Chiba | Sailor Moon

[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 04:51 am (UTC)(link)

[ Still getting used to things, Mamoru has taken comfort in a little book shop in the merchant's square that offers a wide variety of reads and studies-- some that he's never even seen before which, all things considered, isn't that unbelievable with being in an entirely different world of sorts.

Almost daily, he's taken to sitting under the clock tower in the center of the square and engrossing himself in whatever books he may find there; it's been something to do and has allowed him time to try and process everything here while reading up on whatever he can. Today, he's back at the shop-- fingers trailing along the spines of the books, hoping to maybe find something that might pique his interest and keep his mind off other things. But with fate being fate, or perhaps his own mind reaching out in silent attempts to seek something familiar, he comes across a book regarding stars and the sky with a full moon painted on the cover of the book.

Gently, fingers tap at the book's cover as he holds it within his hand and stares in silence to the full moon. There's a pull at him from within-- a longing and it's not one, not two, but three drops of water that pat against the book's cover suddenly. ]


[ With a glance up, Mamoru notices a gentle rain shower that has suddenly happened outside... but it's only surrounding the shop, the rain not touching any other part of the square.

It's the birds helping themselves to a bath in one of the puddles nearby, hopping and splashing about in it, that causes Mamoru to smile then. ]

Well, at least someone is enjoying the rain.


[ He's never seen such a mess in his life surrounding food... not even with the combined efforts of Usagi and Chibiusa in the kitchen and that could very well be saying a lot.

While not having been directly involved himself, he can't just leave such a mess to the vendors to clean up and so Mamoru offers to help in any way that he can. His task is to go around with a garbage bag and pick up any mess that's littering the ground. From cups, to plates, to utensils, to food cartons, he makes sure to grab every one that he comes across, tying the bag and dropping it with the others in the pile off to the side before he grabs another empty bag to start all over again.

A playful gust of wind hurries itself by and the cartons that Mamoru has collected in his hands fly out almost instantly. With a bit of a chase after them, he finally manages to catch them before they drift too far away on their next adventure, nearly bumping into someone as he does, an apologetic smile given. ]

Sorry! Looks like these guys are trying to make an escape.


[ Speaking of that clock tower, that's exactly where Mamoru is. Sitting beneath it with a book in one hand, chin in palm, eyes cast downwards to the page he has said book open to. The world seems to more or less slip away from him whenever he's like this-- engrossed in his books. But it's the sudden shadow that casts itself over his page that causes him to glance up and he's... gifted with a can of something.

He straightens up, eyes blinking and fingers turning the can around to the front so that he can read the label. ]

Maraschino cherries?

[ He knows what they are but to be gifted them out of the blue like this, which... said gifter has suddenly disappeared from the looks of it.

With a glance around, Mamoru turns to the first person that he happens to see nearby, book having fallen shut in his hand, and smiles as he holds the can up to show. ]

I'm sorry, I don't really have much use for these. Would you like them?


[ something different if you'd like. ]
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[personal profile] thornrobin 2017-03-18 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[The burst of light rain is quick and sudden enough to have Chise scampering through the front door of the shop itself. Droplets of rain catch the light off her hair as she side steps out of the way of the door itself while she pauses to brush off what bit of rain caught her.

She catches Mamoru's words in the midst of this and can't help but turn slightly to the side, peering out the window curiously. The puddles are quickly becoming popular spots for the birds and Chise can't help a light laugh.]

I guess I ought to appreciate getting wet a little more.

[Not that she minds it terribly. It's just a little water after all.]
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ Mamoru blinks over to the young woman coming into the shop, catching sight of the rain drops in her hair. Taking a moment, he reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tissue for her, holding it out with a smile on his face. Of course it's just water but this might make drying oneself off a little easier. ]

That might be my fault, I'm sorry. [ A thoughtful pause, Mamoru smiles again. ] At least it wasn't a rainstorm?
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[personal profile] thornrobin 2017-03-18 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[She pauses a moment but in the end accepts the tissue with a faint smile. Then her smile grows a little in understanding.]

Don't worry about it. It made the birds happy after all.

[Shifting the canvas bag over her shoulder, Chise takes a moment to dab at her hair with the tissue before she notes, her tone a touch amused.]

I think if we all apologized for our emotional effects here, that's all we would be doing.

[Case in point, the flower buds and light blades of new grass popping out of the ground outside. At least she's managed to keep them outside this time around.]

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[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[That somebody turns out to be a tall, white-haired young woman who... honestly has very little clue what those are, the syrup being thick and Mamoru's hand covering the label. She's better by now, but she's still trying to get the hang of Earth foods.]

Um... thank you? What are they, if you don't mind me asking?
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
[ That's right. There are others here from all sorts of worlds that aren't Earth and so it's no surprise that there are those who are not do familiar with the cherries drenched in thick syrup.

Holding the can back some, Mamoru tilts it as he tries to show the label better to her. ]

Oh, they're a type of cherry in a really thick syrup. They're mostly used for baking like cookies and sweets.

[ With a glance up to the woman, he smiles. ]

I take it you've never had one?
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[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, I see. Cherries I've had recently. The presentation just threw me off a bit. [A light, polite smile crosses her face.] Thank you, sir, I'm sure my friend Hunk will appreciate these.

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[personal profile] hearted 2017-03-18 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Minako eyes the jar suspiciously. Given her recent history with fruit, there's something a little alarming about this offer. She trusts Mamoru well enough, but the people he might bump into...that's another matter]

Hey Mamoru! So I see you're not just trusting random fruit people give you. That's good!

[She flexed her fingers, then moved to pry the jar open. It only took a little straining, but she soon pried it off.]

Sure you don't want to test them with me?
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
[ Oh... oh! Minako! Mamoru blinks for a moment before he finds himself smiling, letting her take the jar from his fingers. Minako's here. That's... that's something. ]

Minako. [ He says her name softly before he blinks and looks to the jar she's just pried open. ] Just like this?

[ This isn't going to be anything like baker's chocolate, is it? ]
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[personal profile] deathboss 2017-03-18 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
[The small face of horror upon the tall blue-haired youth is easy to see.]

That shit's way too sugary...

[But he's also Japanese...]

...I mean uh, thank you, but no thank you.
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I don't blame you.

[ He rolls the can over in his palm, looking to it for a moment before he smiles up to the stranger. ]

They're definitely not like regular cherries you might find at the grocery store. But it seems like a waste, doesn't it?

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[personal profile] raretalentindeed 2017-03-18 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Tink might not be used to the jumbo containers that people use for everything, but she absolutely recognizes the contents in that cherry jar. Those are fruit! And fruit is delicious!

She nods eagerly at the offer and flits over to try to grab hold of the lid and pry it off. She leans back, wings flapping double time trying to make the thing budge but no luck. She grits her teeth and tries once more by pulling and flapping while huffing out her frustration.]

Can't. Get it. Loose.
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She's so tiny... Mamoru watches as she struggles with the attempt to open the lid and, fingers coming up to gently touch the lid, he smiles then to the little fairy who's trying so very hard to pop the lid off. ]

Sorry, let me help you with that.

[ Carefully, he twists at the lid so that it may come off easily for her to help herself to some of the cherries inside. ]

I don't think I've ever seen... your kind around before.

[ She's... a fairy, isn't she? ]

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[personal profile] faithfulflame 2017-03-18 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, it's an apology that's easy for Rei to accept since Mamoru hadn't done anything more than bumped into her. She huffs a weak, if somewhat annoyed, laugh and brushes off the apology and the troublesome renegade garbage.]

It's fine, Mamoru.

[Just fine, really. She holds out her hands, peeling open a fresh trash bag for him to dump everything into.]

Best cage them up in here before they get any more ideas, though.
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Rei.

It's a good idea, to drop the runaway cartons and garbage into the trash bag before they start to hurry off elsewhere on their little adventure and he drops them in with a smile to her then. ]

I take it you missed this little party, too?

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[personal profile] onebadapple 2017-03-18 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! [Snow White took a step back and her animal friends who were helping her clean up the mess.] That's alright, thank you for your help! [She smiled as opened up the trash bag she had in her hands.]

It's so nice to see people helping, especially after such a mess was caused! [She leaned forward and plucked a stray strand of what seemed to be a spaghetti noodle from his shoulder.] Did you get caught up in that awful mess?
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Mamoru takes care with dropping the cartons into the trash bag; they wouldn't be running off again like that now. He smiles to the young lady, a glance around at the mess that still needs to be cleaned up from the earlier food fight. This was going to take some time from the looks of it. ]

Ah, no, I didn't. Thankfully. It definitely looks like it was a messy one though.

[ An understatement with how everything looks but he smiles regardless. ]

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[personal profile] keystaff 2017-03-18 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Saukra pauses in her own attempt to do some research at the mention of rain, her glance and head raising from the book she was reading when she hears Mamoru.]

Rain? Now? But it was fine before.....?

[Or was it some sort of emotion thing? She's still adjusting to all that. For all she knows it could be. Especially if it's just confined to the shop itself. But she does note the cover of the book the other found. The moon.....it reminds of her Yue. Yukito. She's not sure if that's it, that draws her to this other or if it's something else, but even so.]
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Sakura's not the only one still adjusting to the use of emotions and their influence on the surrounding areas here. Without even meaning to, his longing for Usagi had caused this gentle rain shower and while it's nothing to really be alarmed about, he can't help but feel a little apologetic for influencing such a reaction around (and even within) the shop. ]

That might be my fault. Sorry about that.

[ He smiles to Sakura, book tucked at his side as he looks to the girl. ]

I'm still getting used to how things work around here.

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[personal profile] goldensprout 2017-03-18 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The birds weren't the only ones enjoying the sudden rain shower. Rapunzel had only been walking by, on her way to another adventure! Or rather, just more exploring around the city, when it suddenly started raining.

She let out a squeal of delight and started running around in the rain.

This. place. is. so. AWESOME!
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[ It's hard not to have ones thoughts pulled away from wherever they may be drifting off to when Rapunzel squeals in delight at the sudden rain shower that happens around the store and Mamoru glances up from the book to catch sight of long blonde hair--


No... it's not. A brief moment of disappointment aside, he smiles at how excited she is with the rain shower and he can't help but comment on her state of wonder. ]

Does it usually not rain where you're from?

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[personal profile] forsaken_taboo 2017-03-18 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Research and reading where how Setsuna had spent most of the two months she had been in the city. She had been grateful for the others being there and for the support, but she knew that there were still responsibilities they had to complete at home. And there were many questions that hadn't been answered about the city. So she frequently visited the bookshop, and had at a few times thought she caught a glimpse of a familiar face.

When the rain suddenly started though and she saw a man standing holding one of the very books she had come to check, Setsuna froze for a second. The rain fell silently for just a moment.]

King. . .

[No, he wasn't king yet she could tell he was younger. The question was, how much younger. The sound of the rain resumed, though there was still plenty of light shining through the clouds. Usagi would be happy to know he was here finally.]

Good morning. What are you reading?
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-18 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Mamoru feels something- a sort of tug on the inside and he glances over to catch sight of a face he wasn't sure if he would see again for some time.

Pluto-- no, Setsuna.

Chibiusa's dearest friend, guardian of Time itself and an ally, let alone friend, to not only the sailor senshi but himself as well. To see her here...

There's a moment's pause as he stares to the woman but a smile is quick to follow at the corners of his lips; it's good to see her here, to know that there are others-- the senshi here. ]

I was looking for something new to pick up. [ He gestures to the book in hand, astronomy and the like always being topics of interest for him. ] This is the first I've seen you here though.

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[personal profile] lunarguardian 2017-03-19 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Someone was caught out in the sudden rainshower and has darted inside to escape it. This is probably one of the worst things about this particular world. Luna could handle a wide variety of effects that emotion had on the surrounding areas but being caught in the rain is one of her least favorite. It leaves her fur damp and the ribbon around her neck is soaked, she's now dripping water all over the floor. She shakes quickly and only the once to get as much off as she can, the rest will have to wait until later.

Hopefully whatever caused this downpour will end and she can leave without being kicked out of this store first.

Luna looks about only to spot a familiar figure and makes her way over to him. Then she leaps up onto the bookshelf in order to knock her head against the book in his hand. Playing the role of a regular cat while in the presence of others.]
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask 2017-03-25 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Fingers clutch a little at the book when the bop is giving to it from behind, eyes blinking, expression curious-- oh, now here's a cat that Mamoru would know even with his eyes closed.


There's a moment of pause, Mamoru seeming to make sure that this is, in fact, Luna before lips curl up into a smile and he reaches out to gently brush at her slightly damp fur. After all, if they're to keep up appearances within this little book store, he's not about to really go about blowing her cover.

Still, just to see her is enough of a reminder of Usagi and he can't help but feel happy to see her. ]

Well, look at you. Here I didn't think I would run into one of my favorite cats.