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Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

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http://watchseries.lt/serie/the_sentinel http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/series/thesentinel

Introduction

You don't know what brought you to the woods that night. Oh, you may have had a perfectly legitimate excuse, a party with your school friends, lost something, but that's what it was. An excuse to go to the woods surrounding Widow's Hollow. You wandered from your supposed purpose and found yourself walking through the trees, down old hiking paths, or horse paths, or maybe following a stream. You don't really know why or what you were looking for. Or what you would have found. All you know is that one minute, it was the middle of the night and you were in the woods, the next, you were waking up in bed like every day before. You still don't know why you went into the woods, and now you didn't notice yourself going home or falling asleep. Was it a dream?

Certain things you have noticed very much suggest otherwise. Firstly there's the fact that others noticed your absence, but more worrying, something about you has... Changed.

Half of you are suddenly trying to understand the world through senses that are far, far too strong. You can smell other people's scents on the wind, people who are not even on your street. You can hear the laughter of children when you know none live anywhere near you. Certain surfaces are suddenly abhorrent to touch, it's hard to look directly at bright lights, and you're pretty sure being able to taste things in the air is not quite normal. Added to that, when you go to school that day, you realise that some unfamiliar instincts are raising their heads. Firstly, you've become strangely protective of your friends and family, temper fraying at even slight threats. Secondly, you've gained an urge to size up any strangers who talk to you, as if worried they'll want to fight you. Finally, you catch a scent in school, or hear a voice, or see a brief flash of a person, that there's some part of you that desperately wants to follow, to find the source and... And... You don't even know what you'd do if you found them.

You are Sentinels.

The other half of you have been trying desperately to swim through oceans of other people's emotions. Their pains, their joy, their sorrows and victories are all washing around and through you like riptides, pulling you in every direction until you don't know which way is up any more. Then there's the headaches, when it all gets too much, almost painful enough to knock you to your knees. But you know there's nothing physically wrong with you. The only anchor you have in the storm is a presence which... Calls to you, somehow. It's fixed when everything else is rolling chaotically, strong enough to focus on no matter where you are in town.

You are Guides.

You are Sentinels. You are Guides.

And you have no idea what's happened to you.

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Rules

  • The usual, no god moding, keep flame wars away from where everyone can see them, OOC and IC are seperate being, etc.
  • This is a semi-literate roleplay, please watch your grammar and spelling.
  • I'd prefer posts to be at least three good sized sentences long.
  • Player knowledge is not automatically character knowledge.
  • Agree things in the OOC if an action would have a lasting effect on any character but your own. If you want to kill another player's character, you agree on that before hand.
  • Just because a Sentinel and Guide pair is set up does not automatically mean that it has to be romantic. They can be help each other and be perfectly platonic about it.
  • I am putting up ten pairs of Sentinels and Guides, but this is very much a case of better safe than sorry. This roleplay will probably not get that many, but I'd prefer to be prepared in case it does. We could easily start with two pairs.
  • Playing multiple characters is welcomed if you think you can handle it.
  • You are free to play characters who are neither Sentinel nor Guide, friends, family and such.
  • Sentinel and Guide pairs will be discussed and agreed on in the OOC. If it comes down to it, I'll have last say on it. When they're all agreed on, I'll rearrange the list at the bottom to reflect that.

Universe specific
  • You don't really need even a passing knowledge of The Sentinel. This roleplay is not identical to the show anyway. If there's anything you don't understand, ask me in the OOC, I am completely willing to answer questions. However, I will explain some basics.
  • There are Sentinels and Guides.
  • Sentinels have super senses, however, these senses can also overwhelm them if there's to much input. This causes them to enter a semi-catatonic state, in which they can't properly focus and understand what their senses are telling them. Essentially, they are trapped in their own mind and need to be "guided" out, either by stimulus from a Guide or a jarring outside stimulus, such as a school bell. They also have a few instincts, the most prominent of which is called the "Blessed Protector" reflex, which makes them protective over their friends and family, and especially their Guide. The Blessed Protector Reflex can send them somewhat feral when under great stress. Lastly, they're naturally strong and agile, but not really to superhuman levels.
  • Guides have empathic abilities, and are able to sense the emotional states and intentions of people around them, and can effect the moods of others to a degree. The downside is that they can be overwhelmed by a large amount of people feeling different things all the time, especially strong emotions. However, instead of entering the catatonic state of their Sentinel counterparts, Guides experience migraines and general confusion, as if they hadn't gotten enough sleep. They also have instincts, to reach out, sooth and aid people who are feeling extremely strong negative emotions, especially their Sentinel.
  • Sentinels and Guides come in pairs, one Sentinel, one Guide.

Character skeleton

Name:

Age:

Position:

Appearance: (At least a ten sentence description, but a picture and a description is encouraged.)

Personality: (At least fifteen sentences)

History: (At least fifteen sentences)

Family:

Likes:

Dislikes:

Quirks:

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Sentinel/Guide pairs

Sentinel 1: Aiden Kelly / Guide 1: Vivian Brook

Sentinel 2: Simon Hopkins / Guide 2: Jackie Monson

Sentinel 3: Reserved by Jozarin / Guide 3: Open

Sentinel 4: Open / Guide 4: Open

Sentinel 5: Open / Guide 5: Open

Sentinel 6: Open / Guide 6: Open

Sentinel 7: Open / Guide 7: Open

Sentinel 8: Open / Guide 8: Open

Sentinel 9: Open / Guide 9: Open

Sentinel 10: Open / Guide 10: Open

Other

Names will be entered as they are created.
Other 1: Reserved by Robinwing

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The Day Before...

"Bye mom!" Vivian called over her shoulder, as she hopped down the stairs. It was a sunny day in Widow's Hollow, lighting up the trees and plants in the neighbourhood yards and gardens to their brightest shades, and setting a smile on one blonde girl's face. Vivian had a bounce in her walk as she started walking to school, down familiar roads flanked by familiar houses with faded siding. She tossed some blonde corkscrews out of her face as she turned a corner further into the town, and noticed some other students. Nobody she knew personally, she knew after taking a good look at them. Unfortunately, she didn't turn back to her side of the street fast enough to avoid walking into a streetlight. As she did every Monday. All was well.
"Sorry." She muttered on reflex, as she sidestepped the pole and continued on her way.

Soon she was manoeuvring herself between a crowd of other kids who had decided to stop and talk at the foot of the front stairs to the school. Vivian ducked through the door and took a glance around. Students were milling around, talking, and generally being teenagers in high school. Yep, all normal.
"Just a day, just an ordinary day..." She sang under her breath, as she adjusted her backpack and started to make her way towards her locker.

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Ever feel like the world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes?

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Maybe we're just old souls.

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Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Might want to focus elsewhere. I check back, but seeing as nobody ever replied to the first post...

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Is this still active, or should I focus somewhere else?

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Okay, that's fine. Happens to the best of us.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

The post was put up by Robinwing a while ago, but I have many due dates over the next week, so I will not be able to work on this Roleplay for a while.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Right, I'll see about getting a first post up today or tomorrow afternoon, seeing as I've got college work that needs doing.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I'm fine calling you a he, I just tend to assume people on the internet are girls.

All in favour of Raziela's suggestion say aye?

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Raziela wrote:Well, our characters all supposedly go to the same school, right? So could we possibly start with a sort of prequel, before we all went to the woods, to see how the character dynamics work out and go from there?

+1 to this. Also, I am having trouble getting my character's appearance to 15 sentences.

P.S. I'm a 'he', but if you are more comfortable with calling me a 'she', due to my character, that's fine.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I think I like Raziela's suggestion, personally, but it might take time to do that. I'm pretty sure we're all, or at least some of us are in different time zones.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Well, our characters all supposedly go to the same school, right? So could we possibly start with a sort of prequel, before we all went to the woods, to see how the character dynamics work out and go from there?

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I'm fine with either. Maybe we should just pull them out of a (imaginary) hat? :)

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I'm game for anyone. It depends on how smoothly you want things to go lol

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Well, I guess the ayes have it. Who wants to be paired with who?

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I've got school right now, but I'm ready when I get home!

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

How does everyone else feel about starting pair discussions now, or maybe tomorrow, and Jozarin jumping in when they can?

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

I'm more than willing to do a guide as well if need be. Just an offer.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Sure, but just be aware that unless we quickly get a third guide as well, it means somebody's guide is going to be a mystery when we start.

Re: Sentinel/Guide: The Forest Trail

Could I reserve a Sentinel?