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Characters: Historical

Duchess Beatrice D’Allessio

beatrice The Duchess Beatrice D’Allessio is a charming woman with the natural gift of [i]charisma[/i]. As a child, she was that sweet little girl that every adult doted on. The one that made friends with any person or creature in a heart beat. In her blossomed youth, Beatrice enchanted the social world with her beauty and her easy manner. It didn’t matter if she were speaking with a maid or a princess, Beatrice could make a friend.

It was during a country gathering that the Duke D’Allessio met Beatrice. As a man whose business was to teach the operations and handling of unique weapons and combat arts, having a wife that could make connections so easily would be an asset. At just barely 18, she married for convenience. The love that developed wasn’t of the romantic type, but over time she did have a great fondness for her husband, despite their age difference and the way they married.

The Duke’s talent of weapon use and combat teaching skill made him one of the members of The Registry for quite some time. Providing the training of many Registry members, as well as making good use of his wife’s endless little black book of contacts.

Some months ago, the Duke befell misfortune when a combination of illness and accident took his life on a Registry mission. Since then, Beatrice has taken over his business, now seeking a talented apprentice to follow in the Duke’s footsteps and resume his teachings. She has been enlisted as an official member of the Registry, due to her value with connections and has a personal mission of finding [i]what[/i] went wrong with her husband’s mission.

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Settings: Historical Settings: Magical Fantasy Settings: Otherworld

New Amsterdam

Genre: Steam Punk/Alternative Universe
Rating: PG-13?
Location: New Amsterdam in the Kingdom of Nova Belgica

It’s just another dreary commute for the many strangers on the train in New York City. Another gray filled day, be it the buildings, the skies or the hearts of the riders. All that changes though as the train goes through one of the worse maintained and blackest of tunnels in the cities rail system, and on the other side is not the world they know.

Welcome to New Amsterdam, a thriving city, full of culture, history, and trade. It is a place where people from all over the world travel to and live in. A city of beautiful buildings, and technology run by for the most part steam. To the outsiders the dress is not dissimilar to what they have seen on TV (something no one in New Amsterdam has heard of) of Victorian period.

Now the lost travelers must find a way home, but with few able to believe they came from another world and almost no one having an idea how such a thing took place, it might be impossible to do so.

People of note:
Queen Olga III – Just a short three years prior, her brother the King died. Being that he was without heir this young by head strong woman has taken the thrown and tries to lead her people forward in this wondrous age.

Lady Petunia – Wife of the late King, who felt secure in being queen of Nova Belgica and finds that now being upstaged by her sister-in-law to be most annoying.

The Archbishop of the Mongoose – One of leaders of the Church in Nova Belgica. A soft spoken man of much charisma, what does he know about the New Yorkers, or is he working on assumptions and fear?

SO THE RUNDOWN!

You play a perfectly normal person. (Or maybe not so normal. XD) You’re on the subway train to go to work, home, somewhere… BUT WHAT THE FUCK, THIS ISN’T OUR STOP?! The train arrives in New Amsterdam which seems to be an alternate reality earth, where everything is much much different!

As a whole we’re kind of “winging it” but if you have ANY questions about what New Amsterdam is like, ask them here!

Categories
Settings: Historical

Days of Victoria

Genre: Historical Mystery Drama
Timeline: 1882
Rating: PG-13 thru R – All the fun stuff without the porn!
Location: Victoria, England (Just Outside London.)

Introductions
Victoria is a charming high class town just outside of London known for it’s gorgeous landscapes and being host to the fabulous parties by Sir and Lady Wellington. Several families are in town for the autumn season all in a twitter hoping they receive invitation to the Wellington’s famed parties. However, behind the gay facade of the London socialites there is much gossip, not only about the Wellingtons but the strange habits of their fellow lords and ladies. Someone has lost their fortune, someone is out for revenge, and someone may soon meet their end. In Victoria, all is not what it seems!

CHARACTERS

Sir & Lady Wellington (NPCs)
Unless someone wishes to play this married couple, they will remain NPCs. The Sir and Lady are infamous socializers, having THE best parties during each of the seasons. Everyone wants to be invited, or you’re just not part of the popular crowd. Sir Wellington is a friendly older chap who adores his hunting and well as his wife. Lady Wellington seems to be a friendly enough woman, but she has a nasty bite and tends to spread gossip if someone steps on her toes. The couple has not had any children to date and it’s been rumored that lady Wellington cannot have children. Neither do they seem to have any other living relatives! With this in mind, all are wondering who will inherit the Wellington estates when the couple finally passes.

CHARACTER POSSIBILITIES

Most people should play a high class citizen. Lords, Ladies, Royalty, or people with money. You are welcome to play other types IF you have a connection in to the game and reason why they are interacting with someone higher in their social class. If a certain character type becomes too common we’ll disallow that type until things are balanced out. (Example, too many females, too many princes, etc.) Beyond this, your plotline and your character agenda is completely up to you! Try to plot with others to create interesting interactions or back history between characters!

SPECIAL HISTORICAL NOTES

| Remember the year. 1882. Today’s slang wouldn’t be appropriate so remember that proper English is a MUST for spoken dialogue. (Unless your character is a street rat, ect, or you’re showing accent in their speech.) You wouldn’t use words like “sucks” or “what’s up?”.

| Do a little research to find out what sort of technology is being used in 1882. Cars have not been marketed yet, though many scientists are trying to make self propelled vehicles. Electricity is also uncommon and not used in a residential setting. (as in working lights) However, there is running water and mediocre flushing toilets. XD