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Black Waters

Black Waters

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When the youngest son of a werewolf family is murdered, no one is above suspicion.

1,580 readers have visited Black Waters since AlwaysGone created it.

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ImageBlack Water, Michigan, is an idyllic Upper Peninsula village known for its slow way of life, its lush and beautiful forests, and its rather... odd townies. Though the tourists of the summer never seem to be able to put their finger on exactly what's strange about the inhabitants of Black Water, if you stay there long enough, the Mist may clear and reveal the truth. Something about Black Water just draws in the supernatural creatures. Permanent human residents are few and far between, but all are welcome in Black Water. The town was founded in the early 1800s by two parallel families, one of werewolves, the other of vampires. Although there are natural tensions between the two species, the pressure and persecution they felt from hunters was more than enough to unite them in creating a safe place for all supernatural creatures.

The families never had the best relationships, but nothing has ever come to violence between them. Until now, that is. The youngest member of the Delacroix werewolf pack has been found murdered in the forests of Black Water, and no one is above suspicion. His parents are convinced that a member of the Eklund vampire coven is to blame for killing their son. But no amount of scrying or seances can bring that moment back to the light or that boy back from the dead, so the burden of proof falls on the lone homicide detective on Black Water's police force. Even the smallest towns are filled with secrets people would kill to keep hidden.


The Eklunds and the Delacroixs have had petty squabbles for as long as they've been connected by Black Water. Each family has its own issues, and they generally try to keep their social politics from affecting the lives of the rest of the town. Their dynamic has ranged over the years from bitter animosity to friendly rivalry and back again.


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The Delacroix pack fled persecution in France late in the 1700s, starting out as a ragtag coalition of embattled werewolves led by Guillaume and Adeline Delacroix. They transformed into the largest and most influential pack in North America, with over 50 members. They've since splintered into several packs across the Great Lakes area, all answering to the Delacroix family, now lead by the widow of Guillaume and Adeline's son Jean until one of her children takes control. The Delacroix family itself has long been cursed with premature death. Of Jean and his wife's ten sons, only three are still living since the youngest, Miles, died.

Jean Delacroix||Patriarch||Deceased
Eunice Delacroix||Matriarch||66||Famke Janssen||Taken by Sunshine and Whiskey

Name Delacroix||Oldest Son||45-50||Face Claim||OPEN
Edward Delacroix||5th Son||32||Joe Dempsie||Reserved for QuinSun
Sampson Delacroix||9th Son||24||Theo James||Taken by AlwaysGone
Miles Delacroix||10th Son||11|Deceased (victim)

Wednesday Castell||Pack Member||21||Stella Maeve||Taken by AlwaysGone
Name||Pack Member||Age||Face Claim||OPEN
Name||Pack Member||Age||Face Claim||OPEN*



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Forced out of Sweden much the same way the Delacroix pack was forced out of France, the Eklund Coven was founded by Stellan and Moa Eklund. The Eklunds and the Delacroix met by chance in what is now Black Water, near the eponymous Black Springs, and agreed to work together for their safety and the safety of their progeny. Now run by Stellan and Moa's daughter and her husband, the Eklund Coven has connections throughout the whole continent. Their three children are similar in age to the living Delacroix boys, and as such they grew up together. The youngest of the Eklunds was with the 9th Delacroix son when they found Miles Delacroix's body in the forest, which has sparked rumors of something more between them than they've told their parents.

Morganna Eklund||Matriarch||70||Helena Bonham Carter||Taken by Sunshine and Whiskey
Elroy Eklund||Patriarch||Age||Johnny Depp||Reserved for Sunshine and Whiskey

Name Eklund||Oldest Child||45-50||Face Claim||OPEN
Christoph Eklund||2nd Child||37||Bob Morley||Taken by umirinos
Olivia Eklund||Youngest Daughter||23||Nina Dobrev||Reserved for Miyer

Victoria La Rogue||Coven Member||Age||Vanessa Hudgins||Reserved for LostGirl
Diarmad MacTiernan||Coven Member||33||Tom Hardy||Taken by unilith
Name||Coven Member||Age||Face Claim||OPEN*


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Something about death brings out the gossips, and Black Water has plenty of them. Unfortunately for BWPD's lone designated homicide detective, telling fact from fiction is getting harder and harder the more rumors fly. The suspects all have connections Black Water's two most influential families, and getting justice for the murdered boy seems more like a pipe dream with each passing day. Meanwhile, everyone's talking about what the Delacroix boy and Eklund girl were doing in the forest together the day they found him. Everybody and their grandmother's got a theory, and no one is really willing to cooperate, especially if it means incriminating one of their de facto leaders.

Ivy Black||Homicide detective||Half-fairy||45-47||Kasey Rohl||Taken by QuinSun

Name||Black Water Citizen||Mermaid||Age||Hailee Steinfeld||Reserved for LostGirl
Kiva Goguillon||Black Water Citizen||Witch||24||Olivia Taylor Dudley||Taken by Sambea
Name||Black Water Citizen||Species||Age||Face Claim||OPEN*
*more available upon request


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Most non-humans are not truly immortal, but they live for more than twice as long as humans do. Fairies are the exception, but they are notoriously reclusive and no full-blood fairies currently live in Black Water.

Vampires and werewolves specifically age to adulthood regularly and then very slowly before experiencing their elderly years at the same rate as a human would. Both species survive on blood, but animal blood is just as effective and satisfying as human blood. In fact, human blood has a tendency to make blood-drinkers sick and unhinge something in their mind much the same way rabies does. From the beginning of the species, those who fed on humans were looked upon by their peers as murderers.

Humans greatly distrust supernatural beings, as humans tend to do with those who are different. Hunting non-humans became a sport to those privy to their existence. Both vampires and werewolves are vulnerable to silver. It produces a burning effect on its victims. Nightshade and wolfsbane are particularly deadly as well. Vampires and werewolves are typically viewed as two sides of the same coin by everyone but themselves.

Werewolves turn every full moon and the nights before and after if they are caught in the light of the moon. They have no control over it, but the more often they turn, the better they can control themselves in wolf form. They start turning around ten years old, and parents generally encourage young werewolves to change every chance they get to practice.

Almost any supernatural creature is fair game, with an emphasis on witches and fae-like creatures besides the obvious vampires and werewolves.


The focus of this roleplay will be heavily character driven. The killer has not been decided yet, and they will be chosen after all or most of the characters are in. If you absolutely do not want to be the murderer, I won't try to force you. If you do want to be the murderer, pm me to let me know! I'm very open to suggestions, and I want this to be a group effort.

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Character Portrait: Sampson Delacroix
Character Portrait: Wednesday Castell
Character Portrait: Ivy M. Black
Character Portrait: Olivia Eklund
Character Portrait: Christoph A. Eklund
Character Portrait: Diarmad MacTiernan
Character Portrait: Eunice Delacroix
Character Portrait: Morganna Eklund
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Character Portrait: Elroy Eklund
Elroy Eklund

"I am ready for just about anything."

Character Portrait: Morganna Eklund
Morganna Eklund

"Get in my way or step towards anyone in my coven, you will drip rubies."

Character Portrait: Eunice Delacroix
Eunice Delacroix

"I will have my vengeance, one way or another."

Character Portrait: Diarmad MacTiernan
Diarmad MacTiernan

Just because I've become civilized, doesn't mean I've forgotten how to be violent.

Character Portrait: Christoph A. Eklund
Christoph A. Eklund

'There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.'

Character Portrait: Olivia Eklund
Olivia Eklund

"Please, call me Liv. I hate Olivia."

Character Portrait: Ivy M. Black
Ivy M. Black

"You say freak, I say unique." ~Christian Baloga

Character Portrait: Wednesday Castell
Wednesday Castell

I was lightning before the thunder.

Character Portrait: Sampson Delacroix
Sampson Delacroix

Sometimes love is not enough.

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Character Portrait: Eunice Delacroix
Eunice Delacroix

"I will have my vengeance, one way or another."

Character Portrait: Wednesday Castell
Wednesday Castell

I was lightning before the thunder.

Character Portrait: Olivia Eklund
Olivia Eklund

"Please, call me Liv. I hate Olivia."

Character Portrait: Ivy M. Black
Ivy M. Black

"You say freak, I say unique." ~Christian Baloga

Character Portrait: Christoph A. Eklund
Christoph A. Eklund

'There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.'

Character Portrait: Morganna Eklund
Morganna Eklund

"Get in my way or step towards anyone in my coven, you will drip rubies."

Character Portrait: Diarmad MacTiernan
Diarmad MacTiernan

Just because I've become civilized, doesn't mean I've forgotten how to be violent.

Character Portrait: Sampson Delacroix
Sampson Delacroix

Sometimes love is not enough.

Character Portrait: Elroy Eklund
Elroy Eklund

"I am ready for just about anything."

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Character Portrait: Morganna Eklund
Morganna Eklund

"Get in my way or step towards anyone in my coven, you will drip rubies."

Character Portrait: Ivy M. Black
Ivy M. Black

"You say freak, I say unique." ~Christian Baloga

Character Portrait: Elroy Eklund
Elroy Eklund

"I am ready for just about anything."

Character Portrait: Diarmad MacTiernan
Diarmad MacTiernan

Just because I've become civilized, doesn't mean I've forgotten how to be violent.

Character Portrait: Wednesday Castell
Wednesday Castell

I was lightning before the thunder.

Character Portrait: Sampson Delacroix
Sampson Delacroix

Sometimes love is not enough.

Character Portrait: Olivia Eklund
Olivia Eklund

"Please, call me Liv. I hate Olivia."

Character Portrait: Christoph A. Eklund
Christoph A. Eklund

'There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.'

Character Portrait: Eunice Delacroix
Eunice Delacroix

"I will have my vengeance, one way or another."


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    AlwaysGone; I absolutely hate snakes. Bleh. Haha.

    But I am so ready to get this started! :D

    For those you are still waiting on characters for, might want to send them a nice PM or something. Just a suggestion. :)

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Awesome! They look great! We actually had a similar power outage recently due to a now extra crispy bull snake.

I'd like to start the roleplay this coming week, so all characters should be finished up ASAP barring any unforeseen emergencies.

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    AlwaysGone; I finally got Elroy completed. Sorry about the wait, power went out mysteriously in my neighborhood. It was weird. :/

    But anyways, he is done. :)

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    AlwaysGone; Morganna is finished! I shall have Elroy up shortly.

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That sounds great! I'll reserve them for you!

Edit: I'm also going to start working on the very first post. I won't post it until every character is finished, but I'll have it ready.

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    AlwaysGone; Mind if I also reserve the roles of the Patriarch and Matriarch roles of the Eklund Coven?

    Face claims with be Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp. :)

    Thanks in advance!

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Everything looks great! We still have some WIPs and some characters that have yet to be submitted. We also need

The oldest Delacroix son
The Eklund parents (they could be NPCs, at which event I will make character sheets for them)
The oldest Eklund child

Feel free to take on another character if you want!

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    AlwaysGone; Finally got my character done! Super sorry for the wait again.

    Eunice Delacroix

    Also, when do you plan on starting the roleplay? Are there anymore roles that need to be taken before we start? If so, I can always take on another role. :) Just let me know.

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Submitted. Lemme know what you think. It's pretty basic looking, because I suck at coding haha.

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Alright, So, as previously stated, Tom Hardy for the FC. Coven Member, and he would be 33. Name would be Diarmad MacTiernan.

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    AlwaysGone; Super sorry for the delay of my character, work has been a little bit busy and I've been tired but hey, expect her to be completed tonight. :)

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Sorry for the delay in my last character, my wifi router broke (new puppy in the house and wires apparently dont mix) and I couldnt replace it until late yesterday right before my shift at work started. I finish him later today after I wake up.

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I've reserved them for you two! i'm excited to see what everyone comes up with.

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Hello! This is my first time /ever/ submitting for a roleplay, so please bear with me and any mistakes I make, if that's alright...

I'd like to reserve the Eklund 2nd Child. He would be 37, and the FC would be Bob Morley.

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Helloooo! Id like to lay claim on one of the empty Coven Members.
FC will be Tom Hardy. I will update with photos as soon as i can access my laptop.

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@Sambea: Of course! She's reserved for you!

@LostGirl: They're great. Mermaids are fine, I think that will work!

@TheNewb08: Thank you for letting me know.

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I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I have got back out.

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I think I decided on Vanessa Hudgens for the coven member

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and Hailee Steinfeld for the citizen. And are mermaids ok? I would love to make her a mermaid! Like the kind that has a tail in water and legs on land?

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Hi! I was wondering if I could reserve a spot for others.

I will be using Olivia Taylor Dudley as a FC and she will be a witch, if that is okay!

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Sounds perfect! I'll reserve her for you!