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House of Bamboo

House of Bamboo


Driven from their home plane of existence, families in service to heaven seek new lives and struggle to balance their wants against the demands of their ancient diety masters.

498 readers have visited House of Bamboo since Absenthia created it.


In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo is a symbol of Oriental beauty. It represents the character of moral integrity, resistance, modesty and loyalty. It also stands as an example of loneliness and elegance, among others. Has also long been known as the Chinese symbol for strength, due to its fast growth and resilience.

Why should anyone pray to gods when they have all the power they need and want at their fingertips? Many no longer believe in the old ways and for the first time in centuries, the houses of Bamboo are without their gods and masters. Heaven is silent to the cries of its children and has turned a blind eye to those eager to enforce its will.

Meanwhile there are those who swear that this silence makes them more balanced than those of generations past; that they have finally come to appreciate the significance of both sides, and to understand that the universe involves both good and bad.

However corruption has begun to stake its claim among the branches of the tree once again. With Heaven silent and Guardians without a home, all who once looked up to Heaven’s light are left to guess if they will be remembered as heroes or villains.

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  1. Be Respectful of Others
    This means that you can’t harass the other players in anyway, period. This isn’t just sending nasty messages to one another either. Gossiping about someone negatively in the chat, or using the forum to post defaming information, any accusations against them, and especially any personal information on the other person. This is also against RPG site rules.
  2. All Posts Must Be in Third Person, Past Tense.
    We understand that English isn't everyone's native language, but please don't use 'txtsp3k' or 'emojis' instead of words. Please use complete sentences and phrases, and keep it in third person, past tense. Sites like Perdue Owl can help you further understand this. This is about writing well and telling a compelling, cohesive story.
  3. The GM Has Final Say
    I have final say over any characters, abilities they might have, and how their background fits into my world. I am more than happy to work with you on this to get a character going, but I will have final say/approval of what gets put into play.
  4. Use the Character Sheet Provided
    I've gone to the trouble to create a sheet for your use, please do not add or subtract from it. I've done this to save you some trouble with formatting. They're simple, but they work.
  5. Please Keep Your Post Formatting Simple
    I try to keep my RPs accessible, and request you use as plain of text as possible. I will occasionally have participants that struggle to wade through a sea of animated images and massive special fonts. Please don't do this to me or other players. If you do, I will format your post back to plain text.
  6. Absolutely NO Godmodding or Power Playing
    This just ruins the fun for every one else. If you can’t be defeated, or are impossible to defeat, you are power playing. If you make another player’s character do something, or be somewhere, you are godmodding.
  7. Fictional Characters Only
    Celebrities are people too. If you wouldn’t want someone to roleplay you, why would you roleplay someone else? I prefer players to not use well known hollywood actors and anime characters as face claims. There are a ton of stock photo sites out there that you can use, or you could have something commissioned. Please don't do this for what little sanity I have left.

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The Temple of Taizu Dazhang

The Temple of Taizu Dazhang by Absenthia

A prayer has been thrown up to the winds... by whom and for what purpose?

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The Temple of Taizu Dazhang

The Temple of Taizu Dazhang by Absenthia

A prayer has been thrown up to the winds... by whom and for what purpose?

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Re: House of Bamboo

This should be open for play in the next week or so if anyone is still curious/interested.

Re: House of Bamboo

I haven't abandoned this, just trying to come up with a plot.

Re: House of Bamboo

Leaving a post so I can check in as it progresses :)

House of Bamboo

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