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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-04-17 04:19 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 Monday, April 24th and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on May 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: Elios’ land was a great place to hold this year’s festival, but it’s always best to leave a place as you found it. This is especially important for the surface, as there’s a lot of work put into trying to heal the different domains that span the land down below Verens. Anyone who volunteers for cleaning duty is getting paid, and vouchers to several of the cafes up in Verens as a reward! For anyone not interested in cleaning but interested in a new closing ceremony of sorts, they can instead attend a fireside dance that will be held for the next few nights at the site of the festival once things are tidied up.
  1. Cleanup Ordeals. Not too much mess was left around luckily as most people who helped organize the Festival understand the importance of cleaning up the mess you make, but it looks like the tent areas have a lot left to clean up and take down. Removing flowers and string lights, packing up fabric and blankets, and generally picking up trash here and there left by festival goers is the main job. It’s a big job, and the festival organizers encourage anyone with special skills or dunamis practice to use whatever they have at their disposal to speed things along.
  2. Fireside Dance.It’s a small, simple gathering done once the sun has gone down and the sky is dark. The fire is stoked hot, surrounded by worn black stones painted with Elios’ symbol in red and orange tones of paint. The dance is a quick one, requiring two circles, an inner and outer one. Partners on the outer circle travel the inner circle and wind up dancing with each person in turn. Luckily it’s pretty quick to learn and everyone spirits run warm to match flushed cheeks. At the end, each participant is asked to throw a small twig into the fire and express a moment of love or hate, in the pursuit of balance.

• Prompt E: During the festival this month there was a curious prize at one of the game booths. Some of the Elios plushes from the bobbing for ducks booth seem to not have been plushies at all! After a few days of having one in your possession, The plush will engulf in non spreading flames and burn completely out, revealing one small egg, white or black. Depending on your mood the past few days, the egg will either hatch a leathery or feathery winged creature. Hopefully you’ve been in a good mood! Luckily, the creatures are only around long enough to perform their duty before winking out of existence again.
  1. Bad Egg. Negative emotions have lead to a sour and dark winged creature who is up to mischief. They will not listen to their “owner” and instead are quite often out to make things difficult for them. 3 misfortunes or specific instances of bad luck will happen over three days to their possessor while they run amok. A claw shaped trinket is left behind as a reminder to try and enjoy life and not get caught up in bad moods.
  2. Good Egg. Positive emotions will lead to a happy, bright and angelic feather winged creature. They’re mischievous as well, but often in gentler ways, and sometimes try to play cupid for their owner. These playful creatures will grant 3 small wishes over three days for their owner, such as desires for better weather, tastier food or small trinkets. No wishing for a million sylvs here! Once it poofs out of existence in a puff of glitter it leaves behind a small pearl as a reminder to value the things they have and experiences they get that make live worth living.

• Prompt F: A small ring of Circus performers from Thesthai have traveled up to Verens and set up a tent out near lake Niras. It’s a small Circus performance, a prelude to something that might be bigger in the future. All performances are done by the Circus members themselves, from acrobatics and magic tricks, to displays of fearless daredevilry with the help of Verens steam-punk inspired vehicles. Overall it seems to be garnering a lot of attention, causing a several day repeat showing of the activities. Performancy plays a central role in some setups, and they seem to be the most popular...
  1. Animal Experience.Enjoy the animal menagerie, all sorts of creatures are here. They’re all well taken care of, and seem to enjoy the food and pettings they’re getting from the attendees. Happy animals make for happy animal loving customers afterall! There IS one catch.. mischevious circus performers will cast performancy on those who aren't paying enough attention to their surroundings, and circus goers in the menagerie area may find something new if they look in a mirror. Animal ears and tails and a host of other features! Don’t worry. It’s temporary and all in good fun.
  2. Carnival Games. Carnival type games have been set up outside the main tent, including a lot of familiar games that may have been seen during the Zephyras Flower Festival. Ring Toss, water laser races, darts, and the good old fashioned strong arm competition are all part of the setup. The prizes here range from simple small toys to bigger 4 foot tall plushies. Careful though, some of these setups might actually be rigged. The house has to have an advantage, in the end. Where would they make their money?

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include geese and/or potatoes.

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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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Don't be.

[Robin had swiftly reached out to catch her elbow before she fell, and held steady while casting her a grin that was nothing short of sheepish.]

It's my fault for not paying better attention. These games... [He hefted the giant duck in his other arm with a bemused chuckle.] They got the best of me. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
[A little surprised by the touch she lets out a small breath, glad they didn't run into each other...it would have made this weird.]

O-Oh no...I shouldn't have been looking where I was going. [Kisa bows politely.] Wait...you won that?

[Wow, that made her ring look like nothing...] They are a lot of fun, right?
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Whatever this girl was imagining, odds were high that Robin has seen and accepted far weirder in his life.

Robin, unfamiliar with all of the customs of this land, simply followed the rule that mimickry was the best policy in order to stay in good graces with the general public, copied her gesture with a short, graceful bow of his own.]

Indeed I did, [he replied, holding the duck out for the girl to examine more closely if she wished.] Although that wasn't my intent. I just wanted to see what these games were all about.

....They were quite fun. Whomever organized this event did a fine job of it.
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
[It was strange for normal people at least, Kisa's family has some special problems.

A smile gracing her face when he returns her bow, she doesn't take a much time before she touches the plushie. It was bigger than any she's seen before. She wonders in Haru-nii could win one this big, if he was here.]

You must be really good at them!

They are a lot of fun, they're like festivals in my home.
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Heh. I wouldn't say I was particularly good at all.

[After all, it had taken him a few rounds to fully understand the rules of the game....and, even then, he had probably unknowingly cheated because of how he instinctively sought out creative solutions to any problems that came his way.]

But, it was enough to get one of these.

[And, seeing her smile...]

Do you want it?
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
I've never gotten something that big though?

[Honestly, she didn't even know that they had something that big...she was only showed the smaller prizes. When he asks her if she wants it Kisa's eyes get big and she blushes.]

It's yours though...You won it.
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-18 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly? I've no need for it.

[His smile was as gentle as the warm breeze that blew, ruffling their hair in the blushing sunset.]

The only person I know who'd appreciate it isn't here, either-- but, you seem like someone who would love this just as much as she would.

...Won't you take it? Making someone happy is a far better prize than a plush doll.
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-18 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[He was a very kind person to offer this, even if she does feel a little guilty still.]

Um...okay, but you have to let me buy you some candy!

[Kisa tries to look as firm as she can with that, but she wants to repay him for this.]

What's your name? My name is Kisa Sohma.
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-19 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Payment in sweets? Robin chuckled at this familiar refrain, coming from the mouth of someone who had every right to say such things.]

Are we talking about sugared almonds, or a crunchy brittle? Or-- perhaps even that candy floss I thought I spied earlier today?

[Seriously. Curious minds wish to know because he wants to know how to placate Gaius if the thief ever shows up]

My name's Robin. No second name-- but, not everyone needs one.

[He smiled, and offered out his hand for her to shake if she chose.]

It's good meeting you today, Miss Kisa.
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-19 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
[She's really glad that he seems on board with this.]

Which ever you like? They all sounds really good to me!

[Kisa likes sweets if they has crepes she would be even happier though.]

How about the candy floss? Have you had it before.

[Taking his hand she smiles and nods.]

Nice to meet you Robin!
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-20 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
It's nice meeting you, too!

[Her enthusiasm was infectious-- and Robin ran a hand though his hair to right it after a warm breeze caught it in it's grasp. Thinking about the sweets and the simple things called to mind the festivities he had attended with the rest of the Shepherds.

Even when things seemed quiet, there was always something going on.]

I haven't tried it here, yet. Is it good?
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-21 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kisa wasn't really allowed to a lot of things like this, outside of her family, so she is really excited for the new experiences.]

Yes! It's really fluffy and sweet. We can try that.

[She was looking at it a lot.]
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-21 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Robin was excited as well. Every day brought a new experience after having no recollection of the first twenty-odd years of your life!]

Yeah... that sounds perfect.

[He grinned, already imagining both Lissa's and Gaius' faces if they had found themselves in this crowd.]

Definitly. I hope it's similar to what I've tried before.
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-21 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[They were in for a lot of adventures in this world then.]


[Kisa reaches for his have wanted to make sure they don't get separated.]

I hope you really like it.
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[personal profile] strategyguide 2017-04-22 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
I hope we both do!

[Robin took her hand in his-- almost protectively. Despite not knowing her before this moment, she seemed almost like some of the younger Shepherds. While they were competent in their own right, they were inexperienced and needed someone to guide them to success.

Already, he didn't particularly want to see this girl face any undue distress.]
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[personal profile] rarimatiger 2017-04-22 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[The warmth of his hand makes her feel a little more at ease. Crowds were still a little hard for her at times, she never knew what might happen but someone there makes her feel better.]

I'm sure we will!

[Offering him a smile she keeps up with him as they move.]