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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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Togami Byakuya | Super Dangan Ronpa 2

[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-18 08:47 am (UTC)(link)

[They certainly weren't lying when they had said the animals enjoyed food - this unfortunately included human food. And although they're proving to be rather pesky, he doesn't want to physically push them away or anything. It was good food - he couldn't blame them.

Between hastily munching away at his own meal and warding off curious creatures, Togami doesn't notice the bunny ears that had, at some point, spontaneously sprouted from the crown of his head... Perhaps someone would be nice enough to tell him?]


[It just happened to be Togami was playing in the hands of unlucky with these silly carnival games. He's not sure why he decided to toss a coin or two, but he's definitely regretting it. He didn't even want a particular prize... well, not really.

So he finds himself standing off to the side, arms folded and eyes narrowed. This whole set up was stupid - just an easy way for the owners to cheat their guests out of money. And he may be Super High School Level Heir, but his wallet could only take so much strain!

In the midst of his pouting, he manages to see an unsuspecting victim walking up to the counter.

Well... Might as well warn them, right?]

Don't bother wasting your time; you're not going to win, [he pauses.] Especially if I couldn't.


[ooc: don't like these two prompts? then feel free to come up with something else~ if you want to plot, i can be reached at [plurk.com profile] azuremyst_dawn]
Edited 2017-04-18 11:08 (UTC)
spiritofjustice: (The way you move is a mystery)


[personal profile] spiritofjustice 2017-04-18 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
['Unsuspecting victim' is basically Bobby Fulbright's middle name. Sure enough, he was willing to give the carnival games a try just for the heck of it, only to find himself stopped by a very impressive individual. He halts in his tracks, blinking in a bemused manner.]

Really? You couldn't win? [Yes, that's the bit he's focusing on.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there a problem with that?

[Togami's tone of voice is rather snarky, but a part of him wonders if this young man's been cheated out of his money too...]
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[personal profile] spiritofjustice 2017-04-19 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, no, I wouldn't say it's a problem... Unless nobody could win. Then we'd have to start an investigation, because the game could be rigged.

[He's not sure whether he has the authority to investigate businesses set up by people from Theasthai, though. He'll have to ask his superiors about that later.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-23 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
At this point, an investigation is exactly what we need. Lest someone else falls victim.

[Togami hasn't undergone investigations before. Well, he had made sure to confiscate what-could-be dangerous weapons at the party on Jabberwock Island. But that was the closest he got that had potential to be a piece of "investigating" - or so he liked to think.]

It seems you know what you're talking about. We should start by talking to other players. That way we'll know whether this is worth digging into.
spiritofjustice: (Get ready to ignite)

[personal profile] spiritofjustice 2017-04-25 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
['Lest someone else falls victim' is about all the motivation Bobby needs to start looking into the matter before talking to his superiors. It's his duty to protect innocent people, after all. There's no harm in simply asking around.]

Ah, right! If everyone else has been losing, the game would definitely be unwinnable! We'll get to the bottom of this for sure- In justice we trust! [He raises his fingers in a bright salute.]
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[personal profile] hamnation 2017-04-19 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
[It's been interesting getting to spend time with their so-called leader again. Well, at the moment Tanaka's been paying much more attentions to the beasts and tending to their needs.

But he does eventually move to check on his human friend as well... and he is quickly shocked at what he sees, his eyes fixing on the rabbit ears.]

What?! You're that powerful?! To think... that your metamorphosis is already beginning!
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Togami shoos away the same animal for the third time when Tanaka's words reach his ears. He pauses mid-bite (hey, if he can eat while chasing away animals, he was going to do it), turning with incredulity scribbled on his face.]

Pretend I know what you're talking about - because I don't. [Togami deadpans. But his eyes follow Tanaka's gaze and slowly, with his free hand, he reaches above his head. His fingers graze the fur of the protruding bunny ears.]

W-What the hell? [He gives them an experimental tug.] Where did these come from?!
hamnation: (you must BURN for your insolence)

[personal profile] hamnation 2017-04-20 12:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[He does still eye the animal being shooed away. And he's alright with it, since Togami is not using violence in this act, and there's also the possibility that the human food might have something toxic to animals hidden within it. He will have to investigate it later.

Togami's situation has more of his attention at the moment, and he remains flabbergasted as he responds.]

That is exactly the sort of thing that I refer to! Do you mean to say that you are not triggering this willingly?! The process has already begin... You are beginning to morph into a jackrabbit, you fiend! [He almost sounds jealous.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-23 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
This is not good for the Super High School Level Heir... Nobody would take me seriously with these.

Wait, what does his talent have to do with this.
The problem still lied within the stubborn bunny ears poking out of his freaking head - and no, Togami didn't mean for this to happen.

I'm positive that's not the case, [Togami reassures - for his sake or Tanaka's, he does not know.] Someone must be pulling a prank; I don't have a... special connection with animals like you. But if they did this to me, then they're the ones you'll want to speak with. [he pauses.]

Since you've taken such a liking to them, help me get them removed.

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[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-19 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
If you can't, no one can? Is that how it is?

[She sounds so utterly disappointed by this. Like she really wanted to play, but no, apparently there's just no point. Such a tragedy, she may as well go home at this point.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Basically, [Togami can understand why she may be disappointed, but this girl looks outright crushed. It's rather... confusing.] Maybe there are others that aren't rigged. Just don't play this one unless you're looking to lose.
sobored: (If Not I Don't Know What I'll Do)

[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-22 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[She had her heart set on winning a prize at this one, okay?

Or maybe she's just weird.]

But I really wanted that...

[She points at some dumb stuffed animal, nothing she actually wants or need, but it goes along with the narrative.]

Are you sure it's rigged? Maybe your aim was just off.
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-23 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
And I'm sure it wasn't. I know how to play, and I can tell when a game is rigged.

[Togami's not sure why he's arguing with her over this when there are plenty of other games to play - in fact, he just finds himself getting more irritated. And besides, the stuffed animal she's looking at is... well, he didn't expect a girl like her to like such a doll. So why was she making a big fuss?]

If you're only hear to pester me, then get lost. I don't have time for this.

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[personal profile] spectacularities 2017-04-19 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
You can't say that if you haven't seen me even try yet!

[There's a bit of frustration that sits in Serena's voice as she knits her brows and looks at Togami with determination in her eyes; a fire that seems to have lit up in her.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's rather amused with her determination, and he can't help but poke a bit more at the fires - even if his words have some bite to them.]

Interesting... I highly doubt a commoner such as you could win. But if you want to waste your money, be my guest.
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[personal profile] spectacularities 2017-04-19 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[And now she feels terribly insulted, and it shows. In her narrowed eyes, her pout. It probably doesn't help much at all that she can hear the amusement.]

Don't call me a commoner. My name is Serena. [She'll even enunciate it for him, clear cut:] Se-re-na.

Will you at least call me by my name instead of outright insulting me?

[She would appreciate it, thanks.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-23 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
Fine then, Serena.

[He probably shouldn't push her buttons too much. And he is curious as to how she'll take on the game. Wouldn't it be interesting if she were to win...?]

But shouldn't you be playing? It's as you said: I can't say you can't win if I haven't seen you try. Let's see if you can prove me wrong.

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[personal profile] novility 2017-04-19 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Seeing Togami again was nice. Sonia felt like she didn't get many opprotunities to get to know their leader better, and she wanted to make up for that. As she was petting one of the nearby animals, she glances over at him, wanting to say something but she immediately gasps when she notices the bunny ears at the top of his head.]

Togami-san, you seem to have acquired bunny ears!

[Although instead of sounding shocked, the tone of her voice suggested that she was excited? They were really cute.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Bunny ears? As if I would wear something as childish as that. Don't be silly.

[Though the look on Sonia's face sways him; she didn't seem she was joking. And when he turns his head, he feels a sudden weight dip with his movements. Which was odd since he doesn't remember buying a headpiece or anything - that would be rather out of character for him.

Togami reaches at the ears, his disbelief fleeing when Sonia's claim proves true.

...They weren't permanent, were they? He doesn't really want to panic in front of someone as sophisticated as Sonia. But it's a little difficult given the nature of these bunny ears. Stiffly, he says,]

I... I need to have someone remove these; they won't come off. [unspoken: they're growing out of my freaking head.]
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[personal profile] novility 2017-04-20 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
This is certainly one of the strangest things I've witnessed. You didn't have any rabbit ears and then all of a suddenly I turn around and they were... there?

[Sonia walks over to get a closer look at them, gazing at the pair of cute fluffy ears with an intense stare. One of her hands reaches out to touch them, she just had to make sure they were the real deal. She's also petting them, wanting to make sure they weren't some strange headgear that was placed on them.

But they definitely did not feel like a headband and they were actually attatched to his head.]

Do you happen to recall anyone strange passing by you? Maybe we can find them and ask how to undo this.

[...She's still petting his fluffy ears.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-23 10:07 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't see anybody. There were a few people around, but none of them had abnormal ears. I was minding my own business, chasing away animals from my food, and- hey, stop petting me!

[Togami ducks away from her hand, bunny ears twitching in response to his irritation. He fails to see this, however... ]

A-Anyway, we need to investiage. I can't have the others see me like this.

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[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2017-04-19 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[The unlucky sucker turns, his expression serene.] Oh I heard. I came to deal with that, actually.

[He waves a hand absently as he glances over his target. They had been rigging their games. Something he expected but, this one does it to a degree that is unacceptable. He looks back over his shoulder.] You're free to come with me.

They might try to refuse considering my reputation. [What reputation...he keeps that ambiguous.]
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[personal profile] destituteprogeny 2017-04-19 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)

[Togami would be lying if he said he wasn't curious. Looking back, he's unable to recall Komaeda's talent. With how much the kid had preached about hope, Togami just forgot to ask. Still, he would like to see how Komaeda would deal with such a predicament.]

You have my attention, [he says with a small smile.] They may refuse you, but I'm the Super High School Level Heir - they'll have to listen to me.
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[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2017-04-20 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[In the past he'd have fawned over him for that but, he only smiles while threads of wind curl about him. As he continues his approach the stall owner sights him coming and winces while picking up a sign. He closes his hand over the top of it before they can flip it to Out to Lunch.]

We both know I could point out how shady this is. Or I could do some work I need to take of until you get back. Either way, I'm still going to be here and you'll have to deal with that anyway.

[The man sighs and drops his hand to the table. With a mutter of something only the pair of them will catch he holds his hand out again. Komaeda drops the right amount of sylvs into it and glances over his shoulder.]

I'll start when you're ready.