Announcements: Initiative: Promoting Forum Roleplay » Universe of the Month! » Finding Universes to Join (and making yours more visible!) » Guide To Universes On RPG » Starter Locations & Prompts for Newcomers » RPG Chat — the official app » USERNAME CHANGES » Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD »

Latest Discussions: The Ethics on owning a Housepet » I just really had to share this plot idea. » Materialism » Satire & Comedy » Platonic numbers » No complaints (a little bit of rappin) » Any multi-player roleplay videogamers here? » Needing a woman's perspective on a concept » Gluts and Gaps » Universal Basic Income » Impending Pursuit Q&A » Eudaimonia » Loot! » Natural Kinds » I have a funny idea » Life in the 21st century. » Song of the Runes » Plato’s Beard » Clues » Nihilism »

Players Wanted: Looking for Role Players to join an active universe » Looking for Empire of Cendalia Players » Seeking Roleplayers for The Isekai Wonderland Project » Hadean The Brave - Fresh Blood » Just a trophy of status - long term, story focus! » Kingdom come looking for roleplayers » The Last Dragon! » Roleplay Return for 1 x 1 » Players wanted for a science fiction adventure. » Players needed for Fantasy Romance reboot » One(1) male & Two(2) Female Roles OPEN <3 » Talmora: Kingdom of magic » Looking For A New Partner » Hellboy characters » 18+ Writing Partner [Fantasy, Romance, Etc.] » 18+, Multi-Para to Novella Writers please! » Looking for roleplayers » Fun tale full of angels, demons, and humans » Looking for roleplayers » A Fairytale World in Need of Heroes & Villains! »

Le Cirque Du Freak

Le Cirque Du Freak

0 INK

Welcome to the mysterious Cirque Du Freak. There's bound to be some performance that would cause your heart to leap out of your chest. After all, what's life without a good scare?

742 readers have visited Le Cirque Du Freak since The Vampire Mistress created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cirque_du_freak

Introduction

"Bonjour and Bienvenue, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Lady De Lioncourt and this is Cirque Du Freak. Before we begin our magnificent show this evening, I would like to tell you a little bit about the history of 'Freak' shows."
Lady De LionCourt takes a pause as the audience groans.
"Since Antiquity, visually unusual beings have been exhibited in public spaces. In parts of southern Europe there was formerly plied a nefarious trade in maiming and mutilating young children for the purpose of producing distressing deformities to excite pity and thus induce alms. An instance of such mutilation is made romantic use of by Victor Hugo in his story L'Homme qui rit. Later freak shows featuring a number of ‘monsters’ contributed to the success of travelling shows. For more than a hundred years, the sideshow was to become an indispensable appendage of American circus culture. The first one of its kind systematically organized was contained in P.T. Barnum's Great Travelling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome and the countless imitations which followed in its wake habitually featured the same classic attractions, including the giant, the fat lady, the midget, the three-legged boy, the armless wonder and the thin man.

Now, My "freaks" are not just visually unusual beings, but they are also performers with supernatural abilities. So Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show."
A puff of smoke appears around Lady De LionCourt. When it disperses the stage is blank.

LATER THAT EVENING:
Lady De Lioncourt: "So you say you would like to be a part of my show?"
You: "Yes."
Lady De Lioncourt: "Please fill out an application."

APPLICATION:

Name:
Age:
Picture(optional):
Gender:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Weight:
Height:
How Are You Visually Unusual:
Supernatural Ability:
Hobbies:
Dislikes:
Likes:
Special Talents:
Other:

The Cirque Family:
Rire played by Ziddie
Lady Aryanna De LionCourt

Rules:
1. No controlling other peoples characters without their express permission shown in OOC.
2. No being rude to other people in the OOC
3. Please tell me you are joining this Roleplay in the OOC.
4. Please post at least once a day. (three sentence minimum) If you can't post, please let me know so I don't think you just randomly quit and gave up on me.
5. If you have any plot ideas or problems with the game, please let me know ASAP, so I can resolve the issue immediately. Just so I know you read through my rules, please put your favorite novel in the other category.

Toggle Rules

The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 4 authors

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

Aryanna stood at a ticket counter collecting people's money and exchanging tickets. Happy and excited murmurs filled the tent as the people filed in. When the audience had finally settled, she closed the ticket counter and headed to her caravan to quickly change into her costume. It had white leather britches, a black ruffled top, a red overcoat trimmed with gold, and to top it off a top hat. Smoke filled the stage and as it dispersed, Aryanna appeared on stage. Clapping started immediately.

"Bonjour and Bienvenue, Ladies and Gentleman. I am Lady De Lioncourt and this is Cirque Du Freak. Before we begin our magnificent show this evening, I would like to tell you a little bit about the history of 'Freak' shows, and explain a few of my rules. Since Antiquity, visually unusual beings have been exhibited in public spaces. In parts of southern Europe there was formerly plied a nefarious trade in maiming and mutilating young children for the purpose of producing distressing deformities to excite pity and thus induce alms. An instance of such mutilation is made romantic use of by Victor Hugo in his story L'Homme qui rit. Later freak shows featuring a number of ‘monsters’ contributed to the success of travelling shows. For more than a hundred years, the sideshow was to become an indispensable appendage of American circus culture. The first one of its kind systematically organized was contained in P.T. Barnum's Great Travelling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome and the countless imitations which followed in its wake habitually featured the same classic attractions, including the giant, the fat lady, the midget, the three-legged boy, the armless wonder and the thin man. Now, My "freaks" are not just visually unusual beings, but they are also performers with supernatural abilities. Now here are my rules. One, No cat-calling. Two, no booing. Three, I suggest you follow my rules or you will be public humiliated for the rest of your life. Don't under-estimate me," Aryanna said, "But don't worry, follow my rules and we'll get along just fine."

The audience is deadly silent before cheering began again.
"So I implore you, Ladies and gentlemen, Sit back, relax, and enjoy," Aryanna said before another puff of smoke appeared and she disappeared. She reappeared in the crow's nest like spot in the center pole.
"Our first act is the ever so wonderful Brody," She announced.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

Drendale looked out from behind the curtain a bit , there was a crowd. But of course there was a crowd , they came here to see some freaks and more freaks But he really thought if he could go out there without fainting. He shook the thought from his mind ,of course he could do it ,i mean he had the courage to sigh up for being here , he still wondered how he managed that. But he was still glad Brody was going first and not him , he still had to figure out what he was going to do or if Aryanna would tell him to do something.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

Aryanna appeared beside Drendale.
"You look nervous, darling. Is something eating you from the inside out?" She asked, a slightly crooked grin was on her face. She had complete faith in Drendale. She looked down at the floor and then back up at him. What is his act exactly?
"What is your act for tonight, darling?" She asked again, "Follow me. You need a better costume. She headed towards the caravan where the dressing rooms were.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

Drendale followed Aryanna into the dressing room , a bit unsure of what he was going to do. As he waited he looked at Aryanna."I don't know what to do for my act , Have any ideals?" He asked and looked at the ground. He rolled his shoulders , a bit shakey.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

#, as written by Ziddie
“Sorry...” A red-and-gold masked young man appeared from amongst a rack of costumes already cloaked in a mass of burgundy lace and silk. “And I'm sorry for intruding, my Lady. I had thought I had lost this.” With a nervous laugh, the boy gestured at his new face for that evening. His unmoving mouth—forever signaling pleasant smiles, copied the close-mouthed grin beneath.

“Drendale, do you need help with anything?” He asked cautiously while fastening a belt around his waist. “Can I be of any assistance before I go to the tent?” The expressionless mask turned to the both of them, the eyes beneath slightly worried. A nervous performer was never good. Never good at all. The boy needed something special—and Rire wanted to help!

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

#, as written by Emmery
Mira was never a morning person. The thought of being up before five p.m appalled her, horrified her even. Odd how Miss 'I can make my joints snap more musically than an orchestra' was actually repulsed by something. 

When her eyes first flickered open, grazing just over the ridge of the blanket, she groaned and dove under the covers. It was too late. Already, her body was waking up, eating away at morning grogginess. Well, that is, evening grogginess, seeing as it was late. Time for the show, eh? 

Mira darted out from her small nest of bed coverings, wide eyed. "Yes!" She hissed with a grin, hurrying to the dressing area. Oh, whoops. There was Drendale, Rire, and Aryanna. 

"Figures," she muttered under her breath. Then, raising her voice so it could be heard, Mira rummaged through the clothes rack and piped, "I, um, just woke up. Who's first?"

She grabbed the sleeve of her outfit, pulling it out of the mayhem. See, she wouldn't really mind the fact the costume rack was all wonky, if her outfit wasn't so frickin' delicate looking. It worried her every time she touched it that maybe she would rip it or a thread would come loose. 

But, jeez, that's petty. She folded the cloth over her arm and pressed her fingertip to her chin. Was she that petty? She moved her hand away from her face and flashed them a smile. In her bones (heheh) she could feel it. Tonight is gonna be a good night. 

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

"Sure you couldhelp me pick a costume and a act to do ,i don't really have one to do." He said and grinned a bit.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

#, as written by Ziddie
"U-Um..." Upon the appearance of the little blonde, Rire stumbled slightly on his words. "H-hi Mira." The small eye contact was the most he could manage before the masked boy turned back to the racks. "Brody is supposed to be performing already," he said softly. "I'm sure when we get back out there he'll be done." Under his mask the boy felt his face heat up beneath the skin. He had been involved in the circus for long enough already not to get scared by girls anymore. Still...Mira made him slightly nervous. And it wasn't because of her amazing ability to crunch her bones. It was strictly because she was, well, female.

Rire put his attention back on helping Drendale. "Well...you, ah, you shapeshift, right?" He looked through the rack for something appropriate for that. "Into a dragon? That in itself is an act. Of course, you'll need something that's flashy but easy to strip out of..." Rire fumbled through the fabric until he touched something that held some weight. "You could probably mess with the trapeze if you wanted to." The red-cloaked boy pulled out a dark jacket with a somewhat decent amount of embellishments. "Does this suit your tastes?" He asked, holding it against the Drendale's form.

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

Drendale smiled.''Yeah , as long as its not yellow." He looked at the dark jacket and nodded to himself.He was getting an ideal about what he could do , he could mimic vioces ,which he found fun. He got down the roaring part , but fly??? He still couldn't see how to stay alofted ,so maybe doing the trapeze or whatever that was could wait. If it ment falling... Drendale smiled at a thought , he looked around for Aryanna. "We do have a trapeze right?"

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

#, as written by Emmery
Mira smiled a bit as she smoothed out a few invisible wrinkles in the fabric. She loved the red, diaphanous lace, her grin growing wider as her fingers brushed over a gem or two. 

They were fake, of course, much too light to be real, but the counterfeit emeralds and amethyst did well enough from afar. Besides, she only worked with the clothing intimately for an extended period of time, seriously. 

Upon hearing Drendale's question about the trapeze, she almost nodded. She was 900% sure! Well, she was more about 60% or 70% certain, the more she mulled it over. Okay, maybe not. 

"So, um, not to be off topic or anything, but, Rire... You're pretty handy with style. You've got discerning tastes, like you're our own personal fashion designer. Nice mask by the way." Mira chuckled softly, holding her costume to her abdomen. "So, I'll leave you and change. I think. Brody's up and theeeen...?"

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

Tag Characters » Add to Arc »

0.00 INK

#, as written by Ziddie
"No," Rire laughed. "Yellow is not for performers anyhow. Very bad luck." He shook his head and snatched a pair of pants that seemed like they would fit the brunette. "Well...I think you should try it after some training, buddy. You don't have to work with it today. Try playing the clown part like I did when I started out. Just do what you're good at for now." He flashed a thumbs up. "Just have fun with it. Be scary. Be entertaining."

When Mira mentioned his sense of style the boy coughed, slightly embarassed. "I-I was a tailor in a past life. Thank you." Actually, he was a tailor's son. Still, Rire was still very experienced in the trade. "Oh and..." the boy rocked on his feet and half-laughed. "I could make you a mask too. If you'd like one, that is."

Suddenly jittery, the boy stumbled over himself. Suddenly, he was a little nervous as he wasn't sure who was up next. He hoped it wasn't him...that meant he was late to get to the tent. Startled, the masked boy turned to Lady Aryanna, asking the silent question.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

There are no arcs in this roleplay.

View All » Create New » Quests

There are no quests in this roleplay.

Add Group » View All » 0 Factions to align with

Here's the current leaderboard.

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Events

Soon™.

Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.

Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

Add Quest » Quests

You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 1 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

Navigation

While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

Add Group » 0 Factions to align with

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Collectibles

By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.


Once an Item has been created, it can be spawned in the IC using /spawn Item Name (case-sensitive, as usual) — this can be followed with /take Item Name to retrieve the item into the current character's inventory.

Mobs

Give your Universe life by adding a Mob, which are auto-replenishing NPCs your players can interact with. Useful for some quick hack-and-slash fun!

Mobs can be automated spawns, like rats and bats, or full-on NPCs complete with conversation menus. Use them to enhance your player experience!

Current Mobs

No mobs have been created yet.

Spawns

Locations where Mobs and Items might appear.

Events

You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

Permissions

Add and remove other people from your Universe.

Orphanage

By marking a character as abandoned, you can offer them to your players as pre-made character sheets.

Character Portrait: Drendale
0 sightings Drendale played by drampire

The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in Le Cirque Du Freak. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

Notable Items

No items have been created yet!

The Market

Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

Market Data

Market conditions are unknown. Use caution when trading.

Quick Buy (Items Most Recently Listed for Sale)

Open Stores

View All » Add Character » 6 Characters to follow in this universe

Character Portrait: Lady Aryanna De LionCourt
Character Portrait: Rire
Character Portrait: Aj " The Legacy " Stevens
Character Portrait: Mira Jesse

Newest

Character Portrait: Mira Jesse
Mira Jesse

"Wanna see what I can do?"

Character Portrait: Aj " The Legacy " Stevens
Aj " The Legacy " Stevens

Lets start the show

Character Portrait: Rire
Rire

Laugh a little. You never know when it's your last chance to!

Character Portrait: Lady Aryanna De LionCourt
Lady Aryanna De LionCourt

"Welcome to my show"

Trending

Character Portrait: Aj " The Legacy " Stevens
Aj " The Legacy " Stevens

Lets start the show

Character Portrait: Rire
Rire

Laugh a little. You never know when it's your last chance to!

Character Portrait: Mira Jesse
Mira Jesse

"Wanna see what I can do?"

Character Portrait: Lady Aryanna De LionCourt
Lady Aryanna De LionCourt

"Welcome to my show"

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Aj " The Legacy " Stevens
Aj " The Legacy " Stevens

Lets start the show

Character Portrait: Lady Aryanna De LionCourt
Lady Aryanna De LionCourt

"Welcome to my show"

Character Portrait: Mira Jesse
Mira Jesse

"Wanna see what I can do?"

Character Portrait: Rire
Rire

Laugh a little. You never know when it's your last chance to!


Fullscreen Chat » Create Topic » Le Cirque Du Freak: Out of Character

Discussions

  • Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Most recent OOC posts in Le Cirque Du Freak

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Sorry for the delay, I'm in the middle of finals. Do you want me to type out his act of just say he went out there, did his stuff, and came back in (if you get what I mean)?

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

I am still waiting on one person to make a character, but if you really want to start. I'll do the initial post in a little while. Do you want to start at tonight's show? I'll do the intro. Your character is up first. :D

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

How long until we start?


Also, welcome, Emmery!

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Um, hi. :) New person joining.

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Reserve me a guy role? I'm not really sure what I want to be yet, but I'll figure something out. :3
I'll post my character when I get back from the mall.

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Sure. You can still be a vampire if you'd like.

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

So, something else: a witch?

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Yes. But you do know that for every ten human years a vampire ages one.

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Yap, can i be a vampire?

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Well, you could be a performer. or do you mean like supernaturally? You could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, etc. Did that help?

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Hi, i want to join but im a little confused: what can i be?

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

Cool. Thanks. :D I can't wait to see where this goes.

Re: [OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

I am interested in joining this RP. It seems very interesting.

[OOC] Le Cirque Du Freak

This is the auto-generated OOC topic for the roleplay "Le Cirque Du Freak"

You may edit this first post as you see fit.