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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-03-17 08:48 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 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!
bladesbro: (10)

Rokurou Rangetsu | Tales of Berseria

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
Prompt B;

[have a rokurou. now have a rokurou staring at the task board, trying to figure out just what it is he would like to do.]

Hrmm.... [he was muttering to himself, really.] There's lots of people that need performers, and entertainers... huh...

[oh wow, here's one that made him laugh.] Haha! How strong is the dog really?! Can't be that bad. [he wouldn't do it, either way, dogs are a no-no for him. and cats. but whatever.]

Prompt D-1;

[alright, so the food and drink was an excellent starting point, that much he could agree on. it was the next part of the buffet that really got his blood pumping. suddenly an all out war started! and of course he wanted to be in the middle of that absolute tornado of chaos.

rokurou had ran to the other side of the market, now diving behind a table. immediately he had flipped it over in order to create a sort of blockade against the barrage of food that was coming his way. he peeked over the top, only to see something come right at his head. he ducked! luckily, and it was then he noticed a plate of tipped over spaghetti beside him. time to form 0 these guys!!]

If that's all you have to offer then you ain't gonna beat me that easily!

[he called over the table, to no one in particular really, and he grabbed that handful of spaghetti and once he looked over the table he threw it as hard as he could. will you get a face full of food? or will you come and join him behind his wonderful barricade?]
artoriuuus: (well fuck you too)

D-1, spoilers may or may not happen

[personal profile] artoriuuus 2017-03-18 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Somehow, Velvet herself finds herself caught in this food fight of sorts, and while she normally doesn't have time for this and would avoid the heck out of it, Rokurou has made the dubious decision of throwing the said plate of spaghetti at Velvet, who doesn't quite get a faceful of food, but does get an armful of spaghetti stains and noodles hanging off her brand new gauntlet.

...Much to her chagrin, and if looks could kill, then Rokurou would've been dead ten times over. But all it does is cause the surrounding air to smell of burning fumes and sulfur, an uncomfortable heat emanating from Velvet as she grabs a nearby pie and approaches Rokurou.]

Well, here's what I have to offer.

[And with that, a fair few feet away, she throws the pie at Rokurou. With her daemon arm, still wrapped in bandages but nonetheless, is her daemon arm. Not waiting to see if it connects with Rokurou's face, she grabs another of the pies from one of the table, prepared to throw another pie in case it misses its mark.

And will be doing so again and again for the foreseeable future, unless of course Rokurou does or says something to change that.]
bladesbro: (13)

spoilers: rokurou's about to get his ass kicked

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[when he saw that the food he had just tossed haphazardly hit velvet, he knew that he was going to be in for it now. no matter, this was the fight he had chosen, and now velvet was caught up in it. time to see it through! he refused to lose!

oh, but now he could smell just how angry she was. uh. well alright. rokurou wore a dangerous smile himself, waiting in anticipation for her retaliation. pies, was it? he could handle that.]

Bring it! [he was so excited that even his daemon eye glowed under his hair, the air practically sparking with his own excitement. the first one that she threw he avoided, he rolled out of the way from her attack only to pick up 'weapons' for himself. with two fish in each hand he spun, now facing her, and each pie that flew at him he 'sliced' at it with the fishes.

once he had cut down a few of them he then threw one of his fish towards her, hoping to at least distract her from the flying food!!]
artoriuuus: (they're planning something)

oh yes B)

[personal profile] artoriuuus 2017-03-18 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Velvet continues her barrage, not once letting up as she throws pie after pie. But ammunition has a way of running out, and once she automatically grabs for a pie that's no longer there, it, of course, happens to be the time Rokurou decides to toss his... fishy weapon at her, for the lack of a better word.]


[She manages to duck in time and do a roll to avoid another stray food projectile thrown in her general direction. Gritting her teeth, she leaps towards one of the fallen tubs of ice cream, grabs hold of it, and tosses the half-melted tub at Rokurou while charging towards him, left hand balled into a fist as she attempts to sink it into his face.]
bladesbro: (09)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-19 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
[so she's ducking and rolling, is she? well then perfect, this will give him another chance to arm himself once more! while she was busy steadying herself rokurou had already moved to grab a breadstick. now he was right once again!

until she suddenly tossed ice cream at him. this was an easy maneuver, he could dodge this with his eyes closed. he moved to jump out of the way, the ice cream now spilling everywhere.]

Is that all you got? [he called out to her, ready to defend himself against her next attack-... when he suddenly moved to step and he slipped on a slipper pile of unknown substance.]

Kuh-! [sure he could ready himself again, no problem, but what he couldn't do now was dodge her incoming punch. bam!! it connected with his cheek!!]

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[personal profile] storywise 2017-03-18 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ Of course, it's known that wherever trouble is, Magilou will follow... or was it the other way around? Not important now. What is important is that Magilou has found herself behind the same barricade as Rokurou, because she knows who to place her bets on if it's between the swordsman and whoever they're up against. ]

Gahh!! We're out of lobsters, what a pinch! Where the hell's Bienfu already?!
bladesbro: (06)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[and he is definitely the best person to place her bets on! this is no longer a marketplace, it's a warzone! and he was going to emerge the victor.]

We don't need Bienfu- we have... [rokurou moved to grab something at his side, and he then pulled out a large tray that had fallen next to the table as well. ah, there was such an assortment of cakes on the tray, too!]

Pastries! Now, have you admitted defeat already, Magilou? Or are you gonna fight with me? [there was only one way out of this, really.]
laodicean: (Triple Gale)


[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-18 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
I was thinking that. So Magilou might like some of these, but....for the rest of us....

[Assuming Magilou doesn't drag them into her performances or whatever if she sees this and is interested, of course. They need some options to make money somehow while they figure things out.]

A dog? How strong -- there's one about fighting a dog? It's not a daemon or something is it?

[It's possible for animals to be Malevolent too. But he's not sure if that's what is going on here or not, as he skims the tasks to find the one Rokurou mentions.]
bladesbro: (12)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[rokurou placed his hands on his hips, still staring at the task board as he listened to laphicet.]

Nahhh nothing as good as fighting a daemon dog, it's just a regular dog, by the sounds of things. We just gotta walk it. [what a bummer.]
laodicean: (Kaleidos Ray)

[personal profile] laodicean 2017-03-19 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Walking it? That sounds easy. We could do that, right? Or did you want to choose something else?

[Because Rokurou probably wants something more along the lines of fighting sometime to train, to hone his skill, right? Laphicet wants to figure something they could both enjoy at least.]

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oligomania: (a revolution lies inside)

b ecause you can never have too many Velvets, right?

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Standing behind him two paces (and therefore unable to see the board due to his large frame) is one tiny daemon with her arms crossed over her chest as the swordsman takes his time reading the tasks listed.]

Let's leave the performing and entertaining to Magilou and go find something to fight. [No dogs. Even Velvet draws the lines at dogs.]

Preferrably something we can kill. [And she can eat.]
bladesbro: (01)

right!! i welcome the velvet brigade

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[heh, he knew that velvet would think more like him. the entertaining was fun, sure, he could totally get behind it! but he just preferred finding something that could potentially make him stronger.]

Though, I will say this, if Magilou asks for a round two of her comedy duo- I'll definitely join in. [he wasn't satisfied with how it went the first time.]

But you're right, let's find something we can really let loose on.
oligomania: (I won't be denied I'm a warrior inside)

if there was a third there'd be a Velvet for every one of Rokurou's blades

[personal profile] oligomania 2017-03-18 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[It was one of the things they could agree on, finding something to fight. They both wanted to be stronger and sitting around in some town putting on a show day after day wouldn't help with that. Not to mention that Velvet is terrible on stage.]

She may have given up on all of us at this point. If you want in, you'll have to book a show yourself and then get her to do it with you. [Pretty sure no one was satisfied with how it went the first time.]

New world, new people - you might find someone here to challenge. [He'll know she isn't particularly interested in that sort of thing but hey, Velvet's willing to help him look for a new opponent.] There might even be an individual that's stronger than Shigure.

velvet, we have to go deeper

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[personal profile] cursedmate 2017-03-18 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Eizen still isn't entirely certain why they're doing the tasks at all. He's never done an honest day's work in his life, not even before joining the pirates. How could he ever have? He takes what he wants, when he wants it. Nevertheless, if his companions really want to tackle these tasks, he'll help. (As far as a Reaper can help, anyway.) Nothing on there is even remotely close to what the Bloodwing Butterflies asked them to do, so it's all in good fun. ...Probably.]

It's possible this task was requested by a child. [Either that or it's a really, really big dog fueled on emotions.]
bladesbro: (03)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[oh yeah... rokurou hadn't even considered it might be from a child. huh. he nodded, approving of what eizen had just said to him. even so, rokurou wasn't about to go near a dog.]

You gonna take up the task then, Eizen? [he said his as his eyes continued to scan the board, he wanted to find something much more interesting to do.]
cursedmate: (Blue sky above and blue ocean below)

[personal profile] cursedmate 2017-03-18 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[He scoffs quietly, burying his hands in his pockets.]

I don't know just how comfortable a kid would be with an invisible pirate walking their dog. Especially one who can bring about the poor thing's unfortunate demise.

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[personal profile] beastbane 2017-03-18 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Selkie's ears perk to the words and her tail starts to wag excitedly behind her. ] Oooohh I wonder if he wants to play? I wanna play!

[ A commentary to that chatter about a dog which is probably a bad idea cause she'll probably scare the poor thing being a kitsune and all but hey she wants fun and that sounds like fun.

Those other tasks sound kinda boring, tbh.]
bladesbro: (01)

dont u kwozy me!!!

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-18 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[rokurou turned immediately once he heard the girl beside him. oh, looks like she wants to do that sort of job.]

You interested? I'm sure the dog would love to play, as well as want to go for a walk.

[...but who would do the walking?! would they walk themselves, or each other?!]

What would you play with him?
beastbane: (pic#10043825)

kwozy wozy

[personal profile] beastbane 2017-03-18 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Walking is okay but that's too boring, playing is more fun.

[ Her tail sways happily at the thought, she loves having a playing companion really. She'd play with her daddy but she hasn't found him yet! ]

Hide and seek, of course! I'm really good at it. Wrestling is fun too.

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prompt b;

[personal profile] humenity 2017-03-19 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ It's good to see another familiar face here, and one she got along with rather well on top of that. Though, at this rate... their entire group might end up here, won't they?

... She should probably brace herself for anything that might happen if that does happen. ]

I wouldn't underestimate it. There's a lot of rather strange things here - even when it comes to animals.

[ She offers a smile. ]

It's good to see you, Rokurou.
bladesbro: (01)

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-19 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
[why hello eleanor! once he heard her voice he turned to look at her, now grinning down at her much smaller frame.]

Hey there Eleanor, did you come here to take a look at the task board, too? [though he will comment on what she had to say before.]

Ehh even if they were some strange animals I bet I could handle them. I really couldn't handle just regular dogs... feh. [dogs are gross.]
humenity: mannakete @ tumblr (pic#11057212)

[personal profile] humenity 2017-03-20 10:18 am (UTC)(link)
I did. A lot of people tend to post jobs here when they need help. [ And, if she's going to be passing time doing something here, it should be by doing that. ]

... That's true. You have taken on a good number of strong opponents at home. [ And, she's sure that he's been training long enough to become strong as possible. ]

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B - okay but what about this dog

[personal profile] keatoff 2017-03-19 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, dogs aren't strong. Wolves are much better!

[And surprise. Here's a wolf. Standing right beside him now and looking at the task board too.]

But I bet it's really easy.
bladesbro: (05)

wolves are like 50% dog right, so rokurou approves only 50%

[personal profile] bladesbro 2017-03-19 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[look- he just hates dogs because they're basically slaves to their own masters. so obedient he just can't take it. wolves on the other hand? eh... they're okay, better than dogs.

rokurou turned to look at the source of the new voice... and he just eyed the dude's tail. alright, no biggie.]

They're both part of the same family, aren't they? So... do you guys fight a lot? [dogs vs wolves let's go]

It's way too easy... but then again- if it's up on the task board, maybe it's an overly strong dog.
keatoff: (pic#10968936)

Sadly that's like the second highest approval rating he's got

[personal profile] keatoff 2017-03-19 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Too bad Keaton is a really bad wolf and more of a dog, but anyways.]

Not really. Dogs are just... there. They don't bug me too much. [Look just because you need another excuse to drink.]

Hm... if it's really strong... hey! Maybe we could do it together? I... mean, if you're scared to do it alone...


doesn't he know it

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