Settings: Fairy Tale Settings: Magical Fantasy

Cursed Ever After

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale
Location: The Land of Novaria

Welcome to Novaria the land of myth and legend. Where Fairy Tales are as real as they can get! Dashing Princes rescue fair troubled maidens, wicked witches cast their curses, days are saved and everyone lives Happily Ever After.

Except… the truth is, everyone doesn’t live Happily Ever After. What of those poor souls that found out their true love wasn’t true at all? The cursed that remained cursed after their love failed to defeat a sorcerer? When love and marriage at first sight doesn’t turn out quite as planned? What becomes of those that didn’t get to be the star of the story?

Everyone has a story. So what becomes of a mismatched group of secondary characters find themselves in an entirely new story?

Plot Breakdown: The idea is to play a character that didn’t get their Happy-Ever-After for some reason or another. You could be inspired from classic fairy tales or even create a plot of your own!

Example from Real Fairy Tale: A girl who was one of many girls kidnapped by a jealous witch and turned in to a bird, but wasn’t the lucky girl rescued by her love. (The Jorinde & Joringel story!) The witch was killed and all those girls get to go home to find life different!

Example Original: A prince fell in love with a sorcerer’s daughter and they were going to run away together. The Sorcerer found out and cursed him with never being able to sleep. And tough luck for him, the daughter ended up running off with another man. So he’s cursed AND doesn’t get the girl!

Those are just examples, of course!

The Character Bio

This is just a basic character bio. You can any any extra things to it as you feel you need! The Sample Scene isn’t so much a writing sample, as an opportunity to showcase an important event or quirk about your character. It can be an important event in their life, that day before you begin in the rpg, or just some random scene to show off something special/amusing about the character. You’ll see an example in my character bio.


[b]Character Name:[/b]
[b]Gender:[/b] (male/female/both)
[b]Job/Role:[/b] (bard/prince/mercenary/ect)
[b]General Appearance:[/b]
[b]Driving Plot:[/b] (The plot/purpose behind your character… IE: “Someone from their past is trying to kill them.” or “They are looking for a lost fortune.”)
[b]General Personality:[/b]
[b]General History:[/b]


Easy peasy. You can play any sort of character you can dream up as long as it makes sense for this plot. So it’d be a bad idea to play an alien from Mars or a alcoholic cop from Chicago. That wouldn’t make sense. I am flexible like the willow tree – if you have a question or idea you’re not sure about, just ask! The usual Iwaku rules. God Modding is bad, abusing players is bad, Not posting is bad. I don’t require novelesque posting. As long as you use punctuation and capital letters I’m happy. Post regularly. If you can’t post everyday that’s alright, we all have lives and stuff to do… But try to post as often as you can! Otherwise you’re leaving everyone hanging and then it’s no fun!

I am going to be using an experimental method. Meaning: I’m going to take character bios and put characters in groups of 2 but no more than 4 in separate roleplay threads. Players in charge of building up the story in their own threads as MiniGMs. I’ll type up a “plot summary” based on the history of the characters in the thread when I start your topic for you, so you get a good hint on which direction to take it. From there it is up to you! When you get stuck, (either a lack of direction, or a missing partner), request for help here in the OOC topic and I’ll do a Narrator post or throw in an NPC to help get you back on track!

Step One: If you haven’t, fill out the [url=]Player’s Bio[/url]. I’m not familiar with everyone’s playing styles and preferences yet, so it’ll help me LOTS in [hopefully] matching you with other players you’ll have good chemistry with.

Step Two: Take the Bio Template and create your character. Post it here in this thread!

Step Three: After a week (or when there’s enough characters) I’ll start matching up playing partners and begin your threads for you. Your starting plot is going to be based directly on YOUR character history. So make sure you added all the details in your bio!

Step Four: Play! Post! Enjoy! Request help when you need it. It’s YOUR thread and YOUR plots! Have fun with it!

Characters: Fantasy


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Character Name: The Ebony Enchantress, Formerly Known as Princess Ebony
Gender: Female
Job/Role: Princess Turned Enchantress
Age: 26
General Appearance: Long black hair, twisted in a loose pony tail. Green eyes. Her clothing seems in be in an odd style between “Pretty Princess” and “Evil Witch”. A dark rose dress in a crushed velvet, gold & silver trim, with little embroidered details like lilies and stars around the sleeves and hem of the skirt. Her cloak sports hanging sleeves, a heavy hood, and in a deep shade of emerald green. Around her neck is a gold flat chain necklace with an oval shaped amulet. It’s center is a dark red stone.
Driving Plot: Revenge. Although she can’t seem to decide if it’s revenge for her own benefit or if she’s going to help others.
General Personality: Ebony was once the picture of a model princess. Charming, sweet, generous, and optimistic! Of course, tens years as a swan and coming home to find out you’re dead could change anyone’s perspective. Ebony is bitter about how her life turned out, and second guessing her decisions in life. Having spent way too much time with “bird brains”, she’s not so patient or kind anymore. Occasionally she’ll get down right rude. Carrying herself with the superiority of a Queen, she’s less and less like a little princess and more like the Enchantress.
General History:
Once upon a time there was a beautiful ebony haired princess. She was the apple of her father’s eye and the future heir to the kingdom. One day she met a very handsome prince, they fell in love and were engaged to be married! Come her sixteenth birthday, the King and his daughter were out on a carriage ride before the great surprise party that was going to be held at the Prince’s castle. The Queen and the princess’ little sister were already there waiting.

But then, their carriage was attacked by an evil sorcerer who just didn’t like anyone traveling on HIS roads. The carriage was destroy, the king died, and poor Princess Ebony was kidnapped away. She found herself turned in to a black swan and dropped off at a lake with a large collection of other cursed swans. The sorcerer was a strange one.

Years and years went by. Occasionally someone would show up trying to rescue a swan, only to be killed by the sorcerer. Finally after 10 years had passed, a prince showed up to rescue his princess! The sorcerer was defeated, all the swans became girls again, free to go home! While the Prince was giving his heartfelt speech of love to his princess, Ebony had picked up the amulet the dead sorcerer had left behind, making sure no one else of evil would get their hands on it.

Given an escort home by that shining couple, Ebony returned to her kingdom… to find out everyone assumed she was dead. Her prince had married her sister instead. Now she’s torn between wanting revenge on the people that said they loved her, and her conscience!

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