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The Ring: sev7enth

The Ring: sev7enth

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An urban legend concerning a cursed, disturbing videotape.

973 readers have visited The Ring: sev7enth since WadeJackel created it.

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

japanese horror novel "ringu" by koji suzuki, published 1991: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ring_(suzuki_novel)

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The Setup/Plot


Another disturbing videotape has been discovered, but this one is even deadlier then the last. For watching this video, will cause the viewer to kill someone within a week. Upon watching the video the viewer recieves the first of seven signs, in various forms: the flickering of a light, a mysterious phone call, or some other strange occurrence. Unlike before, copying the tape and passing it along to someone else will not stop the curse. The story of the videotapes origins has been retold and embellished to the point where it now has three origin stories associated with it. ....But which one is true?




BASICS OF GAMEPLAY:


1. There are thr3ee different versions of the cursed videotape legend, but only on1e of them contains the true origins of the strange video cassette. The RPers must determine which is the correct version of the legend. There is on1e difference between the thr3ee versions (on1e thing that has been left out of the other tw2o versions of the legend).

2. The GM, functioning as the curse/story teller, will provide various facts about each version of the legend, as the RP goes along. It should be understood that the GM "does not" determine or guide the RP, it is up to the players to create the relationships (if any) between the various characters, RPC's and NRPC's.

3. The thr3ee versions of the legend are just basic setups, more information will be added as the RP evolves.

4. At a certain point I might open up the different versions and let players RP some of the characaters within them. We'll see how it goes.






THE LEGEND:


Please watch the Cursed videotape first

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHqiUNKp4ys






Urban Legend: versio1n


A story of love separated by social class, broken trust and broken promises, leading to a dismal fate. A young girl recently married refuses the advances of her rich employer. The girl is then falsely accused of a terrible crime. Her suitor offers to use his influence to get her off the hook, with one devilish catch.





Urban Legend: versio2n


A young woman named Okiku is engaged to her high school sweetheart Taketsune. Okiku is the personal nurse of a wealthy man named Albert Cossack, who is very ill and near death. His business partner is Tomonosuke, a greedy and deceitful man, who hatches a plan to murder his partner and best friend. He enlists the help of Okiku, who is trying to make a better life for herself and future husband, she is doing it purely for the money. Something goes wrong with the plan and Okiku is left to explain everything to the authorities. Tomonosuke comes back and beats Okiku, blaming her for the plans failure.





Urban Legend: versio3n


A young man named Johnathan Carter works as a limo driver for well-to-do family in Connecticut, he is also in love with Brenda Allers, the young servant girl. Johnathan is also being seduced by a former girlfriend, who has become obsessed with him, Johnathan rejects her advances however. Brenda doubts his fidelity, she befriends Jane and convinces her that she wants to help her with seducing Johnathan, Jane being completely unaware of Brenda's relationship with him. The only problem is that the plan is actually successful.









Available Characters:

You are free to create any kind of character that you like, within reason. The characters should be created as to have an interest in discovering the origins of the cursed videotape. You can make them college students, police detectives/cops etc. But you must create characters that are connected to one another in some way. Read each version of the legend and design your character to have some reason to be interested or connected to them.

If you have seen any of the "Ring" or "Grudge" movies then you know what types of characters (relationships) are usually found within such films.

Characters must still be approved

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Chief Kaden was now leaning back in his office chair with his legs splayed open and his feet planted firmly on the floor. Bringing his hands together into a clasped gesture with forefingers and thumbs pressed against one another in an L configuration; thumbs under chin and forefingers pressed to the tip of his nose, he continued with the story of Jonathan Carter and his love triangle. "I am trying my best with extradition to get Tomonasuke into the United States and here to Connecticut so that you might interview him. As I understand it, he will have an interpreter with him as he does not speak English very well. But until that time you'll have to focus your attentions on Carter. I believe that the woman interviewed by your new partner Frank will be staying here in Connecticut for another month or so, I'd like for you to also question her in regards to the disappearance of the Maryland girl."

Everyone on duty that day had been surprised by the relative calmness of the station, for the officers use to the turmoil and everyday hustle and bustle associated with protecting the public from the criminal element of society, the quietness of this day was well welcomed. Kaden's office was viewed as a sanctuary for the officers fortunate enough to have the need of visiting their captain, the solid walls and thick clouded glass which separated his office from the rest of the station acted as a buffer to the noise without. As Kaden told Leonard the tales associated with the accursed videotape he had been watching the various distorted and barely visible shadows of those passing by his office window. The stories that Kaden had been telling to his subordinate were certainly filled with disturbing imagery, but it was shadowed figures gliding across his office window which filled him with horror. After a succession of normal, shadowed human figures there came a most disturbing formation of what appeared to be a young female with unusually long straight hair. It was at the point when Kaden was discussing the case of Jonathan Carter that he began to see the strange shadowed reflections.

After one particularly beefy officer cast his shadow upon the clouded glass the shape of a dark-haired woman once again appeared within the glass. Stopping at the midpoint the shadow turned to face the glass, its head which was tilted toward the floor suddenly looked up and then in a flash the shadow cast itself against the window as if the person on the other side had intended to ram their head through the reflective surface. It wasn't so much this action which disturbed Kaden, but the fact that the shadowy figure had suddenly vanished at the point where its head should have come into contact with the glass. The calm demeanor in which Kaden had discussed the three tales suddenly shifted to out right hysteria as the terrifying events played out before him, jumping up from his chair he nervously excused himself and walked out of the office, leaving Leonard still sitting in his chair on the opposite side of the desk.

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The girl who tried to avoid the advances of an employer, Japanese business partners in a struggle for wealth, and a limo-driver who ended up as an unwilling top of a love triangle. It was odd to find how these particular stories were supposed to be the origin of the tape, but all appeared to come down to the same situation. All three seemed to contain jealous lovers who placed their own personal wants over others and even that of their would-be partners. He would have to try and boil down things in a way that coincided with the origins of the tape.

Thankfully, he was going to find out something in regards to the Japanese business partner Tomonosuke. Until then, he would have to find out if there was anything on the part of Mr. Carter’s part. It was something to go off of and he could see himself getting a few more steps closer to solving the case of where the tape came from and what causes people to become subject to the killers.

His mind began to only deteriorate as soon as soon as during the story of Mr. Carter, he saw a few shadows dancing across the windows of Mr. Kaden’s office and just assumed it had to be his eyes playing tricks on him. It wasn’t until Harold crossed the room that he began to recognize the black mass appear once more. This time, he was finally able to see the mass for what it truly was and began to see into the eyes of the creature. A girl with bulging eyes and almost no facial expressions began to form and saw the woman rushing towards the window. The movement was so sudden and frighteningly choppy that Leonard by reflex reached for his pistol until the woman “crashed” against the window.

Taking a quick glance at Kaden, Leonard saw none of the calmness from the explanations before and saw him rather quickly leave the office. Still sitting for a moment, Leonard rubbed his head temples and tried to see if his vision was still correct. If it wasn’t clear enough he would have his work cut out for him on this case, Leonard could feel it with this moment.

Leaving the office a few seconds after Mr. Kaden, Leonard took out his cell phone and began dialling for Frank’s number with the new request.

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After a few moments Leonard exited Kaden's office only to find his superior leaning against the wall of his office, having gathered his strength by the time he was approached. Kaden had gone unnoticed by Leonard until he placed his hand on his shoulder and stopped him, "Leonard I can tell you that the first story concerning Abigail from Maryland is the most doubtful of of the three tales, linked to the videotape only due to the association of the 'seven day' curse limit of the tape and the violent action of the crime." Giving Leonard much to think about, Kaden let the detective return to his duties.

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Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

I am closing this RPG, no one seems very interested, no posts for over two weeks. If any of the members want to continue with it, you can PM me.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Im back :)

No one has posted for two weeks, Ill give it a few more days till I close this rpg. Please post.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Here is your first clue, as it were, to which of the versions is true, the true one simply has an aspect to it which the other two do not. Obviously the stories are differnt, two of them simply lack one detail.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Ill have a post in the morning

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

No feel free to describe whats on the tape

The only thing I claim control over is furthering the various versions of the legend and deciding which is the true story, everything else is up to the roleplayers to create

If we have everyone one working on it it will be a lot more dynamic

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Alright, made my first post. I hope it fits with what we should be doing so far. Just to make sure, should I post the details on what the tape shows in the next post or should I allow "The Curse" to do so?

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Because I dont like the fact that boys have specific names and girls have specific names. Since Im a girl and I have what you would consider to be a boys name.

That and I was going to call her Olivia but then I watched this really weird cartoon with my neice about a pig named Olivia and I was like...Screw that, imma just name her Oliver lol.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

looks fine to me, better writing then I could ever come up with

but why is her name oliver? :)

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Well I made my slightly lame post. I wasn't very impressed with it, but oh well, it was all I could think of.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

broke the ice and posted

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

I would start us off but im slightly unsure of how to post...Hmmm, give me a few and I will figure it out.

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Well everyone feel free to start where ever you want

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Its also important to be familiar with the different versions of the legend, regardles of which you choose to believe in, if indeed your character is a believer :)

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

ok sent hecate a pm, we will wait two days for a reply, and then begin

Since D was the only one to reference a place the rpg will now take place in the conneticut area, which would mean woods/urban area and similar terrain

We want interactions between characters so they have to all be in the same location, regardless of which legend they personal vouch for, as it is possible that they could be wrong

Im assuming everyone who joined has watched the video already, this is important as your character will need to reference it throughout

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Approved SI. Thats good. She might be wrong though :)

Re: [OOC] The Ring: sev7enth

Submitted my character. I'll probably choose the first legend as the origin my character believes in. I'll put the history in later, sorry.

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