Ripples: The Marks of a Traitor - Discussion / Recruit

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  1. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    “A dream has power to poison sleep.” ~Percy Shelley.

    Set in the aftermath of BoK, the ripples of battle have spread to the home of the legendary “Creators” – the makers of the Haven, who are a mystery in their own right. What none could foresee however is that the Creators are in fact as mortal as they are – and unfortunately, the problems are only just beginning.
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    Whenever you close your eyes…

    Whenever you dream…

    You are creating.

    Your home is where the ripples end. You, the Original Dreamer. You wouldn’t suspect that together with your friends, you have created a world filled with life. You are not telling a story – you are telling facts, whether you believe them or not. You are unaware that the ripples that you have made in a void have suddenly extended – and now they have touched your home.

    Here, it is not so different from Earth. There are cars, cemented roads, large shops and busy high streets (if that’s to your taste). Only, you have power at your fingertips - a dangerous force that can be used at a mere thought. You have the ability to create new things – living, inorganic or otherwise at whim.

    You are not special, but merely different from your co-workers, friends or your boss. You dream and imagine without any guide, jaywalking paths which cross boundaries of Dream and Imagination. It is there which you draw power and creativity and force it into being without a second glance, whether you are a musician, writer, philosopher, artist or otherwise.

    Only the government knows who you are, for the sake of ‘protection’ – others do not, unless you tell them. Many Dreamers choose not to in order to remain private. Theories are constantly gushing out about what you are able to do, forming the new pseudo-science Concepology – the study of physical objects being brought into being.

    Unfortunately, this has spawned ‘Dreamer Classes’, where ‘genuine specialists’ train the over-imaginative to regurgitate further creativity. It is a lost cause, but the amount of money that the specialists make is incredible. Every ‘trainee’ wears a blue feather, which apparently is where their imagination is rumoured to be drawn from.

    There is no hand-gesture or movement to suggest that a Dreamer is creating. Only the objects brought into existence, by whatever means, is the result.

    The tide of a battle, long-believed to be imaginary by the Dreamers has suddenly touched the foundations of their home.

    For unknown reasons, they have been targeted as betrayers of their countries, ranging from Neo-Albion to the reaches of Rebirth-America’s coasts…

    The government has released your identity to the press – and as your features are on every screen across the world, it is time for you to leave the comfort of your homes and run. Fast.

    Before you were accused, ALL Dreamers had these rules (or chains) to follow, which by no means must be broken:

    Firstly: The Interior: Nothing of what you do will affect you: You cannot make yourself grow wings or a tail or have larger muscles, etc. You're you. Nothing more. While you affect the things around you, you're still squishy.

    Secondly: The External: You can't affect other people with your abilities - you can't control minds (even though you are able to), you can't tear them to pieces yourself and you can't heal them.

    Thirdly: The Darwinian Rule: Nicknamed for the very reason that while you are excellent at creation, you are limited. You're still human, with ideas and thoughts which differ from one another. Don't be whimsical and limit what you can affect.
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    You’re playing as yourself – or what you want others to see in you – and you’re on the run from police, press and newly-formed “Dream-Hunters”.

    Okay, so it’s a rough idea in the making, but if it’s discussable, would anyone want to join in?
     
  2. Doc

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    I'm in
     
  3. Xelhes

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    Meeee!!!! *raises hand*
    I want to join!!
     
  4. Shadow

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    I always wondered since BoK is translated from real life forum to a fantasy world, what if those characters find out they were made up and meet their makers in a strange world?

    That is not this RP, but it was just a thought. x]

    I'm in!
     
  5. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    I kinda gave that impression through mirrors - there's a barrier, but the characters were a part of the 'originals'. For them to meet might be a little too interdimensional.

    It's good to hear though.

    Where do you guys suppose that we should start? Home? At a 'Haven' of our own?
     
  6. Doc

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    Are we on the run from the onset? And do we know each other?
     
  7. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    It'll be easier if we know each other, through whatever means. It's easier, in the long-run and communications will get extremely limited if tracers are set on the Dreamers.

    What would be easier on you guys? To start off on the run, to start off with a realisation that you're wanted and leave home, etc?
     
  8. Doc

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    I'm fine with either of those, both will get us into the real story early on.

    If we're on the run/in hiding we could already physically be together, but if we wanted to actually write out finding eachother and whatnot then running on our own/just leaving home would probably work better.

    I realize this post wasn't helpful at all XD
     
  9. Shadow

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    Hmm, what if there's some place the Dreamers go? Like...a dreamworld, they enter through sleep/meditation? Only Dreamers can come there, but they cannot teleport through it.

    Maybe we know of each others existance there, and while travelling in groups of 2 RP-ers, we can get to one location? Or that's what they attempt anyway. I kinda like the idea they have this dreamworld where they can communicate because of their skills, even if it is not real.

    However, it could be tricky with advancing the RP if we are split up. But it doesn't have to take long, IMO. It could be a good start.
     
  10. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    *Smirk* Like the Fade?

    It's a nice idea - when they're asleep, it's a form of communication. Like a plane specially for them? *Grin* I like it.

    If they're on different parts of the world, it'll be really tricky. If they're alone, then we should limit ourselves to only a few posts to get to one point in the world - or a hideaway which is hidden. Showing how we leave home or say farewell could be a nice touch, I think.
     
  11. Shadow

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    Yeah, it'd be interesting. I imagine a Dreamers in that world suddenly dying, meaning his body in real life has been killed. It would show how serious it is.

    I agree on the leaving home thing. It will be a good introduction. The dreamworld would be a good incentive for them to actually leave to a certain place. They have met there, and the remaining Dreamers are gathering at one location to decide what they will do further.
     
  12. Doc

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    I'm curious about the Dreamer Hunters. Do they have the same abilities as we do?

    Also, maybe different Dreamers have different beginnings? Like rather than every single person leaving home at the same time maybe just one or two start there, while another starts on the run already, while another already has a hideaway and is lying low, while another is fighting for their life, etc., etc. Like it'd be unlikely that everyone would be doing the exact same thing at the exact same time or are all leading the same lifestyle with their abilities (like one Dreamer may have been living at home with her family whereas another Dreamer have left home a long time ago and has been putting her talents to use for personal gain).
     
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    They have the opposite - what the Dreamers create can be made null and void by the Dream-Hunters. Arguably, they could have the same abilities, but their aims would be the same. Therefore, they're a last resort. This is open to discussion though. This was the initial idea I had.

    EDIT: Idea bubble! The Dream-Hunters can devour dreams, resulting in weaker visions, ideas or thoughts...

    Oh yes, I never thought that everyone would be doing the same thing. We're all different people. Varied beginnings, such as people knowing already and scarpering, to being completely oblivious and on a park bench will make the plot interesting.
     
  14. Shadow

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    Yeah, also figured we'd be in different places and things. I like the thing about Dream Hunters that are able to nullify the Dreamers' powers! It's a balance.

    Could this perhaps have to do with their origin? Do you know their origin, and story wise, have you already had a plot in mind WHY the Dreamers suddenly need to be extinguished?
     
  15. Paladin_girl

    Paladin_girl Between the Chapters of a Dream Staff Member

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    The original Dreamers have this ability - the origin of that is their parents. The idea is that their imagination gets the best of them - what they imagine outside of their world suddenly turns around and hits them in the face. I have a plot in mind, but I would love to see people make something of the situation that they're in, what they can brew up.

    The chances are that as a result, the plot will change. I'm welcoming ideas, just as long as people are prepared to talk about them.
     
  16. Doc

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    Can the dreamers manipulate inanimate objects? Or change them? Or create them?

    Trying to get a feel for how far we can push it and what's too much.
     
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    All three - it's entirely up to them. But for the sake of no Godmodding, try to limit yourself.
     
  18. Shadow

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    "THE WORLD IS NOW A M&M!!" *starts nomming earth*
     
  19. Doc

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    I'm just tryin to get a grasp of the extent of our abilities; cuz if I had this skill I'd be living large. Like..... plaaaaaayaaaaahhhhh!
     
  20. Paladin_girl

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    xD That's why I said "for the sake of no Godmodding". >_> You're still squishy. =P