The Plan of Wandering... OOC mystery RPG

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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sat Aug 17, 2002 10:43 pm

My name is my own but you may call me Wandering...<BR><BR>I have an idea...<BR><BR>Most of the threads here tend to be very adventuresque, you know, the type where a group of people run from one place to another over a long distance solving some deep mystery and fighting a dark evil.<BR><BR>Well, I wanted to create an entirely new RPG type. I tried to think of an antithesis to many of these ideas. First, you usually move around over long distances. So, I though I would make a city based RPG. Next, most villains are identifiable, known. Well, I decided that instead I would have a villain but something not so much recognizable. Indeed, I decided that it would be fun to maybe have the villan be a mystery...<BR><BR>Thus, i decided to try and make a murder mystery thread. I am currently working on the idea and have made a map of the town, a list of about 10 people in the town (i need to think of more) and a few generic ideas. I hope to be ready to begin this thread at the end of August. I am currently making this thread to look for people willing to join in. The plot etc is not entirely finished though...<BR><BR>Here are things I am proposing as rules:<BR><BR>1) Since this is a small town, I ask all characters to either create someone who has lived in the town their life span or has a VERY good reason to be there since, of course, it will be suspicious to have a newcomer.<BR><BR>2) I have not decided if the murderer will be a player character or an NPC. This will depend mostly on the willingness of the players and if I can "iron out some loose suspicious edges" that a player could create. Basically, I don't want ot have this thing be given away.<BR><BR>3) This is a rule I am proposing but you may want to debate this. Since this is a murder mystery and victims are well, numbered... anyone who joins in and is absent for a prolonged period will be subject to be a victim. For this rule alone, I request that everyone CREATE A UNIQUE CHARACTER ONLY USED IN THIS THREAD. This rule is up to debate though.<BR><BR>4) ummm... I don't know all the stuff yet... Oh, do not make profiles or characters yet. I'll need some more info before I am able to start making other people create stuff. I am looking for interest and also for ideas how to run this. <BR><BR><BR>Basically, I would serve as the "murder party host." I am not sure how the format would work yet but the events would maybe be something like this...<BR><BR>The RPG will work in days. Each RP day (not real time) a person can post thier actions. I will send them an email regarding events that will happen (i.e. what they will find) and then they can post what occurs. As well, I will help with posting what happens, maybe descriptions etc if needed. There will be a town map on a web site I will be making soon. As well, layouts of buildings, an event list, a character profile page, etc. Characters can discuss clues they find and such as well in an RPG format. I am not sure how many real time days will equal an RPG day. Anyway, I need a lot of help brainstorming how this will run. I have a rough plot idea as well. By the way, i hope this thread lasts only a brief time but not too short. Due to its nature, I hope that the mystery can be solved by the end of Sept. I also will apologize ahead of time if there are errors because this format of RPG to my knowledge is new and thus will be kinda experimental.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Ok. anyway, the premise will be something like this...<BR><BR>The town of Chiorsdale has had an epidemic occuring lately... much of the cattle livestock has recently fallen under a deep illness that has threatened the economy of the small town. One of the farmers sent out a call to the regional capitol (they live in a very small region secluded from much of the world) for the High Wizardess to cure the disease because the local wizard's spells were proving non-effective. The High Wizardess, who through both her magic and fear, has grown to become the wealthiest merchant of the realm, for the most part is also the small region's governmental rule due to her power. She is not a merciful ruler...<BR><BR>She inacts a very heavy extra tax and fee, which cripples much of the town, for her aid. She arrives in the city, yet before (or maybe after I am not sure) she can cure the disease, she is murdered in the night.<BR><BR><BR><BR>There is immediatly a massive reward placed on the murder's capture. Now a power struggle emerges in the realm as well. The Wizardess's apprentice and the wizardess's brother (who is the town wizard) now both lay claim to the title of Grand Wizard. There are others too who feel they have claim to the companies and economic power the Grand Wizardess held. As well, the town, which would have been crippled by the taxes and fees for the cattle, is spared from sure economic disaster.<BR><BR>Agreeably, it will be hard for me to plan out much of this since the RPers play a random element. Anyway, I am working on the website and when it is ready I will tell you. Don't expect anythign too impressive though since I am not skilled at web design.<BR><BR>Tell me if you are interested. Also, help me with ideas of how the format etc could run. I want to have as little direct control as possible- leave the plot more the the players. Yet, due to the nature of this I inevitably will have some big role as well. Advice? Ideas?
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sat Aug 17, 2002 11:12 pm

First problem... I made a map but I cannot seem to get Geocities to upload it without nearly destroying the text on it etc. Can someone advise me on how to upload it without damaging it? I have it as a JPEG. Is that a bad quality. It is a simply black and white, a few squares and shapes, nothing fancy map with text.
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Postby JasonChase » Sun Aug 18, 2002 12:19 am

Aloha!!! <BR><BR>I'll say this. It sounds very interesting indeed!!<BR><BR>If you get it off the ground, I will be more than willing to join. And though I can't speak for her, I do believe it most likely Naiore would join as well.<BR><BR>I can not help with your map problems...sorry...but...if there is anything you need, feel free to ask. Who knows, I might be able to figure it out, or at the very least, give you a little insight <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Tobias_Red-tail » Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:09 am

It couldn't hurt for me to join...and I do wish to try other kinds of RPs, so count me in. The idea itself is interesting, and I find myself interested. I am not exactly a great Rper, but I think I should be all right. If this thread does take off, well, I will only be able to post during the weekends.<BR><BR>Ideas?<BR>Maybe you could have the murderer being either her own apprentice or her brother, for those two have the greatest reason, as both wish to become the big boss. Or it could be an assasin brought in by the Mayor because he is jealous of her, and thus wishes to get rid of her. <BR>Your plot revolves the murder, does it not? There is to be other murders as well? Then the rest of the victims might be killed, for the reason that the killer might want to be rid of all possible rivals or disloyal elements to his rule.<BR><BR>What do you think?
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sun Aug 18, 2002 3:37 pm

Thats going to be a lot of it. However, I do not want to necessarily make things obvious. WHile it could be someone with such a plain motive, it may not as well and the motive may be a secret till later. Or, I could throw some later secret motives to throw people off...<BR><BR>Also, there are other twists that will happen. You'll see. I have some good ideas. What I really need is to figure out how to get this map put online...<BR><BR>Does anyone know how to transfer a file without having it look dirty? Its a Jpeg but would a GIF be better?
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Postby Shadowfax » Sun Aug 18, 2002 4:30 pm

Hey Wandering!<BR><BR>The Idea for this RP sounds great! I'd be willing to join if you will have me............been a long time since 'Freedom'!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I've drawn several maps for a RP I'm currently involved in, Heritage Thread, and I'd be happy to help in any way I can. I've drawn the maps with an autocad type program, printed them and then scanned them into a jpg, works great and the qauilty changes little when the file size is reduced.<BR><BR>If all else fails you could email each person a map who is involved in the thread. <BR><BR>My character of choice remains open. Let me know what you need and I'm sure I can fill the spot.<BR><BR>Feel free to email me anytime.
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:08 pm

I would be honored for you to join. I don't know how to do autocad or what that is though.....
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Postby Naiore » Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:16 pm

Wandering,<BR><BR>I have little experience with uploading graphics, but I have found that when JPEG's don't work well, GIFF's seem to or you could try a TIFF as a third alternative...<BR><BR><BR>As pressaged by the delightful Jason Chase, I would indeed be interested in joining your number if you would consent to having me <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I will retain Naiore's name and elven descent, but will alter her character to be unique to this RP. I have some thoughts on how that will be, but in the name of mysteriousness, shall not openly discuss them here.<BR><BR>If you are amenable to adding me to your RP cast, then I shall e-mail you my initial thoughts so that you can see how well they would work. I would hope, in return, that you are forthright and honest in evaluating these thoughts.<BR><BR>I look foward to hearning from you at your leisure...<BR><BR>Excellent idea, I love the originality and the challenge it will create for us.<BR><BR>
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Postby Shadowfax » Sun Aug 18, 2002 6:13 pm

Great Wandering! Autocad is a drawing program that architects use to draw plans, thats what I do. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Eyriel » Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:25 pm

Wow, Wandering! What an awesome idea for an RP! I would love to join, if you don't mind having a first-time RPer along. I have gone through Pole-Playing 101 and am "taking" 102, though I haven't actually posted in it yet, and have read through all the other suggested RP threads. <BR>I have created a character for myself already, but seeing as this will be my first RP, I won't have any problem making modifications as necessary. <BR><BR>I don't really have any ideas at the moment, just a couple questions...<BR><BR>1. Are we assuming that whoever killed the High Wizardess will be the main murderer throughout the story, who everyone is looking for? Or might there be more than one murderer?<BR><BR>2. Where exactly does this take place? Where in Middle-Earth is Chiorsdale located? <BR><BR>3. It seems to me that anyone looking for the murderer would mostly be in it for the money, since the Wizardess certainly doesn't seem like someone whose death people would wish to avenge. What motive are we supposed to have to seek him/her out? I myself like a cause more noble than money...perhaps someone else has some ideas for this??<BR><BR>4. I also suppose that we're assuming whoever killed the Wizardess, for some reason WANTS the plague on the cattle to continue, if not the person who started the plague in the first place. If so, what motive does that person have for putting a plague on the cattle in the first place? Unless the murderer were her apprentice or brother, but that wouldn't make for a very interesting story I don't think.<BR><BR>5. If the Wizardess is murdered BEFORE she can heal the animals, the town would still suffer economically without paying her high fees, because they'd lose all their cattle. If the taxation WAS the murderer's motive, surely he/she must have realized that. Just something to keep in mind if it's decided her murder happened before she could heal the cattle...<BR><BR>6. If there are to be other victims, who would those victims be? People searching for the murderer? Random townsfolk? Or perhaps those seeking the Wizardess's position?? <BR><BR>7. All these people need names...do you have any in mind? If not, I like making names up... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>8. You said you had a list of 10 or so other people in the town. Might we be able to see this list? It might help in generating further ideas.<BR><BR><BR>I think the best - and most intriguing - way to go is to have one of the participating RPers be the murderer. BUT--don't let the other participants know who the murderer is! (you'd have to work that out strictly through e-mail...) That way everyone else is still actually trying to figure it out, and are totally in the dark as to which one of their fellow posters is the murderer! Of course, you'd have to allow chances for the murderer to sneak off and do their dirty work without the others knowing... That could be a very fascinating part to play! It's a lot like one of those murder-mystery parties then. ><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>It looks like there's still a lot to work out, and I'd love to help.<BR>You've got an excellent set-up so far. There's lots of room for some good plot twists and turns! Just smooth out a few unsure things and it should work fine. I'm sure anyone who doesn't participate in this RP will enjoy reading it. <BR><BR>Let me know what you think!<BR>Eyriel<BR>
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:10 pm

I welcome anyone joining, experienced or new. <BR><BR>Just a warning, as for making characters, just remember that unless anyone opposes, they will be potential victims if you abandon the thread for maybe two weeks withotu notice. <BR><BR>1) There may be more than one murder and murderer or there may not be. Well more than one murder at least is guaranteed.<BR><BR>2) As for time- after Sauron's fall though that is negotiable. As for where, it is located somewhere obscure. I am thinking maybe near Dorwinion cause its pretty unknown.<BR><BR>3) It could be anything you want. Perhaps there are other prizes too. Because the reward is being offered by the King (there is a king but he was a puppet to the Wizardess) to avenge his advisor. Potential rewards would be a position in the royal guards, even a promotion if you want to play a trooper.<BR><BR>4) There is a few reasons as to why the cattle could be left plagued. Opportunity could play a role. As well, I am 50 50 as to if it was before or after. Obviously motive will be something you need to find. Things that I have not mentioned that need to be kept in mind- the Wizardess owned a conglomerate farmland which was where the infection was occuring. She blamed the town for poor treatment and the local merchants for poor food shipments. I only have about 60 percent of the plot and motives worked out. I am still ironing the story. I presented the bare bones.<BR><BR>5) Only the Wizardess's owned farms would suffer. THere is one farmer who is not a conglomerate member that would prosper. Also, there is more industry there than the farms. They also have a mill. The taxes were more severe than the disease yet they only realized that after they called on her.<BR><BR>6) it could be all of the three. in fact, I am proposing the idea of absent characters but someone may want to discuss that first. Plus if any martyrful posters would want to be a victim, that would be cool too.<BR><BR>7) I have names for about 15 people. I am going to post the names on the site and some info when I get it. I need more ideas for character types though.<BR><BR>8) I also think it is interesting to let a poster be the killer. I am considering even if people want to assume some of the characters in the story as well that are set in the town too, like the brother or apprentice etc.<BR><BR>Anyway, I am going to try and finally get the site up tonight.<BR><BR>7)
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:44 pm

I finally have the map up and really bare minimum character profiles. The site for the mystery will be...<BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.geocities.com/murdermysterythread/index.html">http://www.geocities.com/murdermysterythread/index.html</a> I hope that link works. It is a very dull site so far...<BR><BR>Anyway, I am going to work on it and make it nicer. I'll put some HTML and javascript things I have learned there in due time. Anyway, I am simply trying to get the basics up asap. If anyone sees any type of character it is missing, please tell me. Basically what I have done so far: give reasons for people to want to kill her and make some characters with motives. However, I have not decided the overall murderer, victims, etc. I will do that after people make characters.<BR><BR>Soon I will let people start making characters. I'll need to email them maybe a few times too so try and put it on your profile please or email me. Anyway, if you want a store etc, tell me and I can add it. Keep in mind the town is small and that it is only average economically and almost collapsed. Thus, no trade centers or odd stores like elven spices etc. That is too specialized to really succeed.
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Sun Aug 18, 2002 10:27 pm

Also, any ideas for the site? Anyone know how to get a small mb maybe on geocities? I am trying to think of ideas for it. I will also make a main events page with dates and times and clues. <BR><BR><BR>One other thing, while I hope I never mess up on this thread, if there ever is some mistake (i.e. I overlook something like a small time problem or something...) I ask that you be merciful. I will try my best to have this all work out. <BR><BR>If anyone wants to email me about anything, feel free...<BR>
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Postby Tanith » Mon Aug 19, 2002 6:38 am

Wandering,<BR>Fantastic idea - obviously in need of further development, but it is extremely well thought out, and the time you are taking to plan will make the execution (no pun intended!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)of this RP all the more thorough. Something new for us TORC RPers to grapple with, and hopefully make something of!<BR><BR>As Eyriel suggested, I also am voting for one of the RPers themselves to take on the role of murderer. This individual would of course be handpicked by you, someone capable of taking on the role without making a slander of it, and then the rest of us can slip mysterious additions into our posts to throw others off track.<BR>I agree that the best way to communicate to resident RPers would be to email them individually to mark out 'what' or 'who' they will be discovering during the course of each 'day'.<BR><BR>I have read through your website (not bad for a hasty effort, nice background <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) and was wondering whether you'd like any of us to take on the roles you have outlined in your Character Profiles. Otherwise it will have to be you be taking on the 20-something chars? I suppose this will allow for you to control what is happening in the storyline a little more, and we'll be able to react/interact with what is happening with our own adapted characters. But all the same, perhaps some people should take on the roles outlined?<BR><BR>Can't wait to get this all started! I will most likely develp a new character specifically for this RP, although Tanith may be adapted as needed, or my male character Tristynn. We'll see.<BR><BR>You will be the brilliant mastermind behind all of this, I applaud you for taking on such a huge task, and couldn't think of any more suited to it! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I'll keep ideas flowing via email.<BR><BR>Tanith <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Eyriel » Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:55 am

Wandering, your website is on to a great start! And I believe that geocities offers a special messageboard feature - at least it did for me before our computer stopped letting me get into geocities...grr...<BR><BR><BR>I wouldn't mind playing one or two extra characters, along with my own. My own character is actually from Bree, so perhaps she could be living with one of the farming families. I'll e-mail you my character stats and bio whenever you want it. <BR><BR>I'm still thinking on some other ideas-I'll e-mail them to ya once I get a chance to get it all organized.<BR><BR>Keep up the good work!<BR>El <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Titus » Mon Aug 19, 2002 4:49 pm

Well, it seems that everything to be said has been said. I will congratulate you as well for this very interesting and promising RP. Your plot is well thought out, and the characters make for a very believable town. I would like to join, if you have need of me, and contribute to this RP. <BR><BR>I agree with making the murderer an RPer, and also think you should keep this a secret from all other Rpers. Only you and that person should know who the real murderer is. <BR><BR>Good job with the last-minute site. I look forward to this. <BR><BR>-Titus
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Postby Naiore » Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:11 pm

Great site... and now I have a few more ideas. I shall e-mail my thoughts to you, Wandering in the very near future.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Novice » Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:53 pm

Sounds fascinating, Wandering, and very intricate. I'm interested but have to give some thought as to how I could contribute. I think I'd take a minor character as my time is limited--maybe to add a little colour on the side. <BR><BR>Do you want a character outline? I'll work it out and email if you do.<BR>
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Postby Tobias_Red-tail » Mon Aug 19, 2002 7:34 pm

Can I join now? I mean, this thread does seem interesting, and I would really regret it if I cannot join. If it's a go, I'll plan out my character's profile.
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Mon Aug 19, 2002 8:45 pm

If people want, they are free to assume characters in the thread that are either pre-created (on my profile thread) or make new ones I did not think of. <BR><BR>Feel free to get character ideas. I ask that you email me any of the more "secretive" aspects of it. I think that I will run this RP by email then letting the posters post what they will. If there are any clues they will find, then they can tell the rpers what they found or not. However, for the sake of making things make sense, they'll need to somehow hint they found something, though not necessarily tell what it is.<BR><BR>I will choose an Rper for the murderer. I think that is the best idea and as the ranks are swelling, I think it will work out well enough. I would hope to maybe get about 10+ people here perhaps simply to make guessing harder. If you have any RP friends you want to join, by all means tell them.<BR><BR>Another thing. One idea I had, what do you think about each person making a secret posting identity so that way we do not know who is posting for what character. That is up to you though. I don't know if there is a need for that or not.<BR><BR>Ok, email me with character ideas now. It will probably take a few correspondence to get things set. However, hopefully we can work together to give everyone an interesting past and perhaps a motive as well. The more suspicious everyone is, the better.<BR><BR>There are some parts too I want to mention I have not revealed, of course, that depending on what you choose I may need to reveal to you. If I tell you "this is a secret piece of info" (something I will only do once you have decided on a character and such) keep that to your self.<BR><BR>Anyway, please take townspeople if you can. I am also happy with new ones too. Whatever you will enjoy more. I have purposely left much of this unfinished so that I can adapt things to people as they join. Once again, I am planning that this will be launched perhaps in a little more than a week. I want this to be very ironed out before it is "executed" so it runs cleanly.<BR><BR>Another note: if you are an infrequent poster, please email that to me. Perhaps do not write that here though because that could damage some credibility as to you being the killer... Then again, maybe an infrequent yet regular poster would be a good idea because it is less suspicious... I may even look for a newbie... give them a chance to shine... or maybe be careful and pick an oldbie??? Hmmm.... decisions decisions...<BR><BR>Yet another thing: Regarding people who may want to join late, I will allow that to happen only if they assume non taken town characters. It is too hard to create a new person in a small town setting once the game has begun. Everyone has a motive to find the killer, btw, because it is a large reward and the town often hinges between middle class and poverty. Even the mayor would want to be the one to find the killer due to that fact.<BR><BR>I could not find the message board thing for Yahoo...... anyone know one of those create an MB sites that I could just link to? Or, maybe I could make a yahoo club and link to that???<BR><BR>I'm going to go work on the page now... I'll tell you when I put anything new on.
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Mon Aug 19, 2002 9:02 pm

One other thing, I will not reject anyone for this thread. Everyone is free to join. If someone is posting very poorly, I will email them to discuss that. If anyone demonstrates posting that would lock a thread (and continue after I email them about it) they may become a target to be a victim. However, seeing as I feel it is a great thing to let newbies into threads esp. because posting among good posters (as it seems we have many here) is the best way to improve, I will be very lenient. I may however reject a character idea if it is too wierd but I will discuss that once again in email(i.e. no mind reading or secret super powers). Most people here are normal town people with devious intentions.... <BR><BR>Oh, I need a school teacher and I will try and add a school into the map. I am thinking I may have the Null mage serve as the teacher because I was not sure how he would be making a living. As a mage, he'd be pretty wise. If anyone though has a dying wish (no, not a literal dying wish... lol. I'm not hinting at victims... gosh I love using words like that though in this ooc) to be a teacher then tell me. Or, you could be the null mage as well as the teacher...<BR><BR>Anyway, keep the emails coming.
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Postby Naiore » Mon Aug 19, 2002 9:30 pm

OK, with thanks due to Wandering, I am pleased to introduce my character.<BR><BR>Laurelia, the weaver, moved into the town maybe 25 years ago and set up a store. Once a travelling "companion" to the wizardess, her exact relationship to the now dead woman remained the subject of much speculation... friend or foe? Laurelia is doing her best to make her way in the world of men, not yet ready to go to Valinor.<BR><BR>She is a fey and quiet reclusive type who makes a poor living off selling assorted clothing and rugs etc.<BR><BR>More is planned and shall unfold as the story is told. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Really looking forward to this.<BR>
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Postby Novice » Mon Aug 19, 2002 9:59 pm

Thought I'd introduce you to a sweet, wee girlie...<BR><BR>Primrose Gardner is an 11 year old orphan, daughter of skilled herbologist Fastred Gardner, born and bred in the village and the part-elven woman Feiniel Gardner, formerly the village school teacher who had quickly earned the affections of the villagers when she arrived as Fastred's new bride. Fastred met and married Feiniel in 'foreign parts' and little is known of her background. Fastred and Feiniel both died a year previous to this story, the victims of a wolf attack in the forest while picking herbs.<BR><BR>Primrose is a delightful little girl, grey eyes, rosy cheeks, mischievous smile, dark curly hair. She is merry, independently minded, spirited and helpful, clever at her school work; she has maintained herself since her parents' death by helping out in the village inn's scullery, for which she gets meals in return; and by assisting the elderly village nurse, Beatrice, as her courier/messenger and herb collector. Beatrice sorely missed Fastred as a source of herbs and herb-lore, and felt obliged to take in Primrose to give her a more homey place to sleep than the inn's attic. Primrose is very helpful to the elderly healer, having learned a little of her father's craft, and she flatters herself she is Beatrice's apprentice.<BR><BR>I hope you'll all come to love little Primrose <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Eyriel » Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:18 pm

Novice and Naiore- <BR>Those are good character descriptions, but I suggest you keep them to e-mails to Wandering. Things ought to be kept as secretive as possible until everything is smoothed out...<BR><BR>BTW, I really like the idea of everyone logging on as a new poster exclusively for this thread. Very intriguing...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Wandering, I'll e-mail you my character ideas and stuff tomorrow morning (or actually, this morning, since it's after midnight)-my mom's nagging at me to get off and go to bed. <BR><BR>Talk to y'all later!<BR>El <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Novice » Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:27 pm

Eyriel, I believe both Naiore and I were under instruction to post those descriptions--I know I have Wandering's approval to do so.<BR>
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:31 pm

They did it all by email. I told them to post it. I think that way people know A) who is claimed and B) a little bit about who is playing.<BR><BR>I told them to post bare bones and they did a good job.<BR><BR><BR>Oh, I started a Yahoo group as well <a target=new href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/murdermysterygroup/">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/murdermysterygroup/</a><BR><BR>But I have yet to make a link to it on the web page since I have not been able to get the time to edit it yet. I'll try and do that before tonight is done. I am a late night owl...<BR><BR>Anyway, it is moderated so I double check things before they are posted. Don't be afraid if things do not show up right away. I also need to accept members. I won't deny anyone thouhg. You need a Yahoo id. try and keep it the same as you're poster ID if possible. I know it takes a little bit of time to make a new one but its easier.<BR><BR>I had to keep the ID though murdermysterythread because I wanted to keep it all under that name. Thats what I will be posting under. It has a message board feature (once again, I double check the posts before they go there), a chat feature, a bookmark feature (if someone wants to make bookmarks for the ooc thread and the main page I would love them dearly since it saves me time...), a poll feature (I made two polls already I'd like people to look at, btw). <BR><BR>If you can, even if you are not checking the group, try and sign up so that way I at least have a good list for everyone to see of who has joined in.
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Postby Tobias_Red-tail » Mon Aug 19, 2002 11:27 pm

I guess I'll make a character for myself. Can she be the niece of Laurelia the Weaver? I don't think it should be a problem, right? Can I e-mail you her profile tomorrow?
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Mon Aug 19, 2002 11:40 pm

Yep its correct. Its a bad thing to have fake emails on profs... Mods ban you for that type of thing.<BR><BR>I'll look for you're profile. <BR><BR>I'm going to take a break for a while tonight. I'm going to set the page up more tommorrow and work more on the group. Setting up the group kinda burned me out for now. I turned off the moderation on the group because it was too much for me. I don't want to be Big Brother or anything. <BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Naiore » Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:08 am

Tobias, I think being my niece will be a little tricky although I am honoured by the thought. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You see, Laurelia is a an elf whose family has all departed for Valinor. That's why she's settled in a mortal town rather than keeping to her own folk as elves are wont to do normally. Had she family she would not be seeking the town she had settled in.<BR><BR>There are also other reasons as to why a niece would not fit Laurelia, but they must remain unspoken at this point. To say any more would be to give the story away about Laurelia.<BR><BR>Sorry, Tobias, but I have to suggest that you think of some other connection to a character. A niece of mine just is too tricky.<BR><BR>Wandering, perhaps if you can see a way around it in light of what we've dicussed thus far about Laurelia's character, I'd be interested to hear of it. I have no objection other than a niece does not fit Laurelia to Tobias' idea. Hopefully we can sort something out that does work soon. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Tue Aug 20, 2002 3:25 am

Perhaps, I'll talk to you about it maybe later.<BR><BR>I would recommend to avoid being the niece. <BR><BR>Also, pretty soon I want to make a list of some main NPC characters that I would like to have players for since they have the biggest motives or suspicions or importance. However, I am not necessarily going to choose one of them as the killer. I may or I may not. It depends on how things go. <BR><BR>If you can try and help get some more people for this I would be very glad. It needs to have a decent amount so that way there are more suspects. I really want a player as the killer but if there are only 4 posters or so then its kinda not that fun. In such a case I may actually see if people want to play two roles.<BR><BR>Anyway, we will see how this goes. I think it is sounding well right now and I am eager.
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