Labyrinth: New Tales of the Underground

Labyrinth: New Tales of the Underground

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Is is a RPG based upon the motion picture Labyrinth. Expect all the characters of the underground to return once more. Making illusions real, and reality an illusion.

1,045 readers have visited Labyrinth: New Tales of the Underground since CassilineVow created it.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091369/

Introduction

All is quite in the Underground. Or is it? In a world of goblins, magic, and illusion; nothing is ever as it seems.

Rumors have been swirling across the Underground that Jareth is losing his edge, a fact that may or may not be an illusion. Meanwhile the High Council, a large group of powerful magical leaders within the Underground have charged the Goblin King with the obligation of hosting the Centennial Ball in the Goblin Kingdom. A fact the Goblin King is not to pleased to have to oblige. With some of the most powerful people in the Underground gathering on his door step as well as interplay of other far off kingdoms also arriving with their own hidden motivations, magical and political intrigue is abound.

To further complicate matters a amoral Go(o)d Neighbor by the name of Mim is causing mischief in the Aboveground for unsuspecting humans that may or may not land them in the Underground with no foreseeable way home.

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Magic in the Game

1. It should be noted that mortals DO NOT possess magical abilities unless stipulated by me DO NOT generally have the ability to use magical items. There can be exceptions but they need to be discussed with me before I accept them. If you do submit an application that involves a mortal with magical access that I find unacceptable I will PM you requesting that you change the detail otherwise I will simply reject the application.

2. While in the Labyrinth no one is more powerful then Jareth, He’s the Goblin King and therefore he’s the one in control at least while in his domain. This however does not by any span of the imagination mean that characters can’t hurt the goblin king. I will always provide opportunities for other cast members to mess with our dear goblin king. However it should be understood that if you do decide to meddle directly with Jareth be prepared to face his wrath sooner or later. The Labyrinth is still HIS domain. This is largely to ensure there is balance in the game. Jareth’s authority is limited to the Labyrinth itself however, making other locations like the Enchanted Forest fair game for other characters.

3. Typically magic is a learned skill. Meaning characters that have magical properties to them will be expected to have been taught their abilities somewhere. There are natural traits such as apparent eternal youth, exceptional beauty, and heightened senses that are unique to particular races but these traits should be used sparingly. If I think your character is too powerful I reserve the right to either take them down a few notches in play or ask you to make alterations.


The Definition of "magical" vs. "Magic" in the context of this story:

It should be noted that there is quite a bit of difference between being "magical" and actually using magic in the story.

In the context of this interactive story the word 'Magical" is an umbrella term that is meant to describe any creature or thing that was born or created directly in the fantasy setting of the Underground. This does NOT mean that the said item or creature actually possesses magic(al) properties.

On the flip side there are many "Non-magical" beings quite capable of learning and using magic in their day to day lives and activities which explains how humans from the Above world will sometimes gain magical properties and skills that were not originally natural to their origins.

  • Original Characters encouraged.
  • All characters created for this story must be of a consenting age unless they are being played as a NPC.
  • Sarah and other members of the Williams family are welcome in this game although I would strongly advise a player write them as adults.
  • Cannon characters welcome.
  • Characters with magical abilities are subject to review.

It is important to note that while Jareth is a powerful character within the story, writers should consider him just another character to interact with if they so choose. This RP is more about exploring the Labyrinth Universe itself than anything and not EVERYTHING revolves around the Goblin King. The Labyrinth itself might not always be the primary setting either.

Also most of the Cannon character are played as NPCs.

Humans that land in the underground have the potential to develop magical ability.

POSTING:

  1. Stay involved or abandon your character and leave.
  2. If writers stop participating I reserve the right to have a mod remove you from the story and I will write your character out.
  3. Once your accepted writer may post right away. If you join and you don't post in either the OOC board or in game within the first five days I'll have you removed.

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Dedric's jaw clenched at the mention of Lord Darkness. He shot an icy glare at the mocking Goblin King. Surely Jareth knew the truth of Astraea's curse seeing how close he was to Mab and how he had dealings with Marten. The man wore a grotesque grin that sent an uneasy chill down his spine, but Dedric refused to back down from such a contemptuous fiend. He drew himself up mustering what powers of Light he possessed. A soft, faint golden aura haloed his body. Back home he could make himself radiate like the sun, but here he could only manage a dim glow.

"Yes, I'm well aware of the kind of people you serve and I certainly know how far the populace of your people extend," he retorted frostily.

"I also understand how the rule of law works in our world. Mab has worked to ensure the stability and safety of all people of the Underground far before you or I were even dreamt of. If you live to serve even those outside your kingdom, you might want to take a look outside your walls sometime. A strange sense of unease ripples through all the realms. Fantasia is still reeling from its near decimation, the Empyrean has lost untold thousands to plague, and yes the curse of the Darkness still holds Astraea. Twice I've kept my people from the brink of a civil war.

"I may not always agree with the Faerie Queen, but her judgments have always been in the interests of the Underground. I know she has done good for my brother."

Dedric paused, absently scratching his beard in thought.

"Speaking of my brother, I would like to express my hopes that whatever business you had with him in the past has reached a conclusion. If you know of my world's history, then surely you can understand my discomfort of seeing a goblin king so near his side. You speak of the people you serve extending beyond your walls, well the people I command extend beyond mine."


Dedric had eyes and ears throughout a large portion of the Underground with the exception of the lofty Empyrean, the Goblin City, and a few other corners. He tugged on his gloves and smoothed a wrinkle in his coat.

"I know the sort of business you conduct and how it draws poor, desperate people like my brother. But it's never without a price, is it? You know Marten is to face Mab's judgment again soon. His conduct and behavior have improved tremendously over the years. I truly believe he is a changed man.
And I know he has a past with you."

He swallowed, straightened his shoulders, and bit back some of his pride.

"So I want to ask you, what sort of payment would you require to be done with Marten? I'd like to settle his end of it once and for all so that he may reenter his position with a clean slate."

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Jareth felt satisfied when Dedric showed some spunk and gathered his power to better assert himself against Jareth. It was a pity how little the man really knew about some things. Mab specifically. Most of the people at the ball didn't know the Faerie Queen the way Jareth did. Mab liked to put on an air of all knowing placid sophistication but the truth was she only acted that way because her former impulsiveness had already caused her to lose control over one world and he knew that she wouldn't risk loosing her power in this one so quickly. People in the underground treated Mab as if she was the one and only creature of importance. When in reality her sphere of control was quite limited.

But never mind. Mab would show her true colors eventually. And he had more important things on his mind.

At the mentioning of Marten, Jareth actually moved back from Dedric and out of his personal space. "My business with your brother is done. Whatever arraignment we had, Marten managed to terminate on his own accord long ago. Contrary to what you might think, I have no power over him in the manner you're imagining and haven't for some time. In fact, when you both go from this place I intend to fully forget either of you ever graced my door. Is that sufficient to appease you?"

For once all malice, sarcasm, and ingenuousness had left Jareth's tone, indicating he was speaking honestly and without ulterior motivations.

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Dedric arched a brow. He had not expected an answer so straightforward and so pleasing to his ears. He too motioned backwards to give the Goblin King back his space. He tried to keep on a formal, sober air, but he couldn't hide the grin that was playing across his mouth.

"Ah. Perhaps that explains the little bout of depression he went through a few years back. My brother is certainly the finest self-saboteur I've met. I can't say I'm surprised."

He felt weeks of tension positively melt from his shoulders. His face brightened and his voice regained it's cheerier tune.

"That sounds like an absolute capital plan, Your Majesty."

He studied Jareth one more time. Usually, Dedric could get a sense of a person in an instant, but Jareth was a little more of an enigma. His moods seemed to shift from severity to gentleness in an instant. Still...he thought he could peg him down in one regard.

"To aid those stubborn brain cells, I'll have a servant deliver a bottle of Craespar wine from my own reserve. It hails from one of our smallest provinces high in the North. It's bit more dry and robust than the sweeter nectars Astraea is known for. Has a pleasant, sort of gingery aftertaste. "

Jareth seemed to share his affinity for some of the finer things in life.

"But I'm afraid I have some other matters to attend to. It's been a pleasure."

He said the last word with an element of surprise. He took a deep, respectful bow.

"Your Highness"

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Character Portrait: Jareth The Goblin King
Character Portrait: Leviath Hexon (Levi)
Character Portrait: Madam Mim
Character Portrait: Sarah Williams (Ethden)
Character Portrait: The White Huntress
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Glinda of Oz

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The Childlike Empress

The Ageless Commander of Wishes

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Magdalene

The Lady Knight

Character Portrait: Prince Dedric of Astraea
Prince Dedric of Astraea

His kingdom's brightest star

Character Portrait: Marten of Astraea
Marten of Astraea

The Exiled Prince

Character Portrait: Dunne Perchete
Dunne Perchete

The one who forgot himself. (NCP)

Character Portrait: Ariadne
Ariadne

The murderous handmaiden.

Character Portrait: Baltasar
Baltasar

A good man. (NCP)

Character Portrait: Scheherazade
Scheherazade

Queen of the Forgotten Desert.

Character Portrait: Ozias Sayer
Ozias Sayer

Keeper of The Empyrean

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Character Portrait: Sarah Williams (Ethden)
Sarah Williams (Ethden)

The woman who was. (NPC)

Character Portrait: The White Huntress
The White Huntress

The lady in white. (NPC)

Character Portrait: Scheherazade
Scheherazade

Queen of the Forgotten Desert.

Character Portrait: Jareth The Goblin King
Jareth The Goblin King

Jareth is the Goblin King.

Character Portrait: Magdalene
Magdalene

The Lady Knight

Character Portrait: Elspeth Empyrean
Elspeth Empyrean

The newly-coronated Empyrean

Character Portrait: Madam Mim
Madam Mim

A somewhat unreliable "Goodneighbor".

Character Portrait: Ariadne
Ariadne

The murderous handmaiden.

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Character Portrait: Jareth The Goblin King
Jareth The Goblin King

Jareth is the Goblin King.

Character Portrait: Marten of Astraea
Marten of Astraea

The Exiled Prince

Character Portrait: Madam Mim
Madam Mim

A somewhat unreliable "Goodneighbor".

Character Portrait: Scheherazade
Scheherazade

Queen of the Forgotten Desert.

Character Portrait: Hoggle the Dwarf
Hoggle the Dwarf

Sarah's friend. (NPC)

Character Portrait: Glinda of Oz
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The Sorceress of the South

Character Portrait: The Childlike Empress
The Childlike Empress

The Ageless Commander of Wishes

Character Portrait: Dunne Perchete
Dunne Perchete

The one who forgot himself. (NCP)


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