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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!
heartofalioness: (Lance why?)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Take her to your teachers, she needs to give them a few smacks upside the head and maybe run them through some combat drills a REAL princess needs.]

Are you one of the actors for the tour?
unfairest_ofthemall: (And How Thrilling)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep! They needed volunteers, and I was more than happy to help. Since I don't have my usual classes here, I figured something like this would be like...extra credit! Or summer school!
heartofalioness: (Um what?)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Your... classes? You mean this... pretending to be helpless is something your world teaches you? Why?

[No, seriously, why would anyone do this?]
unfairest_ofthemall: (Someday When My)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It's all a part of the fairy tale destiny experience! Ever After teaches you everything you need to know, if your destiny is a princess, villain, fairy godmother, and even one of the three little pigs!

[Proudly, with a bit of flourish - and again, her attitude is making the place brighter and more colorful, like pastel - ]

I am Apple White, daughter of Snow White. I need to be ready when the huntsman chases after me and I cry for my life.
heartofalioness: (No...)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Princess Allura of Altea.

[Is Voltron or GoLion a fairy tale in her world? No? Well it should be, it's awesome. She's ABOUT to go talk about how playing down strength could be useful SOMETIMES but how it's better to know how to defend one's self, especially here, but that name stops her in her tracks.]

Wait you-- you're Snow White's daughter?
unfairest_ofthemall: (I'll Find My Love Someday)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[She pauses, then taps her cheek.]

Allura... Altea... Can't say I've heard of that story. But there are lots of fairy tales out there, even I can't be expected to memorize them all. But I'm sure it's a very lovely one.

[back on track.]

I know, it's not... exactly obvious... No hair as dark as night... but! Skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, two out of three isn't bad!

[It's what she tells herself. constantly.]
heartofalioness: (Bittersweet)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
It's... not a fairy tale.

[The weight of the thought makes the air around her dark and damp, even creates some mist. If it weren't for the bittersweet juniberries, the effect would be perfect for the tour.]

Does your world really put that much emphasis on legacy, Princess Apple White?
unfairest_ofthemall: (Someone To Call My Own)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[She instantly relaxes again, waving a hand.]

You can just call me Apple, everyone does!

And legacy means everything! That's why I'm going to take my... incredibly strange kidnapping... as an opportunity to perfect myself.
heartofalioness: (Save Me)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, that's... good? I don't suppose anyone's told you that this place is temporally separate from our home worlds? You'll be returned to the moment you arrive with no memory of this place.

[Sorry, Apple, no extra credit for you, especially not in DID-ing.]
unfairest_ofthemall: (Someday I'll Find My Love)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)

[Ah. Hm. That does put a... damper on things. But she clears her throat and forces a smile on.]

That's still no reason to give up practice! Being lazy helps no one. Maybe my brain will forget, but my heart will know the right thing to do.

[is she just. not allowing herself to get upset?]
heartofalioness: (Taking the reins)


[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
True. Which is why I've been keeping up with my combat training.

[Her face turns serious.]

I will say this, though, Apple. This world may be relatively peaceful, but there are still dangers, both in the city and outside it. And you might not always be facing a threat that will take pity on a poor defenseless girl, or be in earshot of someone who will help you. If that's your first line of defense, it might even put you in more danger.
heartofalioness: (Bittersweet)


[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[Her expression softens.] And I honestly doubt that my friend would want her daughter to be put in danger without a way to save herself if she needs it.
unfairest_ofthemall: (He'll Whisper I Love You)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[She's juuust about to consider this...but gets sidetracked.]

You're friends with my mom? I mean, my mother? I mean, of course you are! Everyone loves Snow White!
heartofalioness: (Calm Smile)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I am; she's from your past, but she's been a good friend during our time here. She's quite the talented baker.

[Actually now that she thinks a bout it, Allura's... a bit surprised Snow named/will name her daughter Apple, considering she flat out REFUSES to use them as an ingredient in anything.]
Edited 2017-03-18 23:12 (UTC)
unfairest_ofthemall: (Default)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[The idea of her mother having friends, considering what she knows, kind of makes her falter for a moment...]

Of course she has! Of course she is! My mother is perfect at everything she does, after all.
heartofalioness: (Bittersweet)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[How is it that every second is just making her more and more for this girl? And for Snow too, what HAPPENS in her friend's future?]

Well, I wouldn't say THAT, but she is an admirable young woman. Perhaps we can visit her bakery together after you're done with your shift?
unfairest_ofthemall: (Default)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-18 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I wouldn't want to bother her at work. She's probably really busy.
heartofalioness: (Calm Smile)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-18 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Not at all; the bakery closes at three in the afternoon anyways, and the tours run much later than that, yes? And I'm sure she'd be happy to see you. After the initial shock, that is.

[Because space-time shenanigans.]
Edited 2017-03-19 00:01 (UTC)
unfairest_ofthemall: (Someday I'll Find My Love)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-19 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Guess who had been avoiding mom like the plague? Er, curse?]

Then maybe we should wait for a proper time so she can... adjust to the shock!
heartofalioness: (Um what?)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-19 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Guess who's telegraphing that anxiety pretty clearly, even without emotion effects.]

Is everything all right, Apple?
unfairest_ofthemall: (Default)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-19 12:41 am (UTC)(link)

Of course it is! Why wouldn't it be?
heartofalioness: (Um what?)

[personal profile] heartofalioness 2017-03-19 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Because us talking about meeting your mother seems to be making you nervous?
unfairest_ofthemall: (Though He's Far Away)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-19 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
What would give you that silly idea?

[idk... the fact that the wood all around them is creaking really annoyingly?]
unfairest_ofthemall: (And I'll Know Her)

[personal profile] unfairest_ofthemall 2017-03-19 12:50 am (UTC)(link)




Maybe it would be... the tiniest bit awkward.

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