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Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century

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This is a historical role play based in the late 1800's (Starting in the year 1890 and progressing by one year each real year). The role play stars a young man who is aspiring to become a candy-maker. He lives in a town called Formico, in Virginia.

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Introduction

The year is 1890. The president is the Republican Benjamin Harrison. Change is in the air all across America. Child Labor laws are coming into effect and businesses are booming everywhere! Henry Crawford is a young man at age 21, who aspires to become one such businessman. However, his business is the tastiest business of all...Candy-making! In addition to this, Henry Crawford is capable of Thunder Magic. His Mother wants two things...First of all...For Henry to become a successful businessman. And secondly...for Henry to be able to find his father. His Mother had lost contact with him even before Henry was born! As Henry prepares to launch his confectionery business, other people will have their own lives to live. Some of them, like Henry, were born and raised in the humble town of Formico, while others may have come from parts unknown. What story and career will your character have? Only time will tell...

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1: No god-modding. This one should be obvious. This also includes the controlling of another player's character.
2: No meta-gaming. Also self-explanatory. What you know in terms of OOC should not be known by your character.
3: No Mary Jane characters please. This means one character who is good at everything and never fails.
4: Magic is permitted, but all characters wanting to have magic potential must first be approved by the GM.
5: Magic is divided into the following seven elements...Thunder, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth, Light, and Dark.
6: All weapons, items, and so on must be in keeping with the theme of the role-play. No rockets, lasers, or cell phones, please!
7: A character with MP (Magic Potential) starts out as training in one element. Later on, he or she can try their hand at mastering two more elements.
8: No excessive OOC chatter during the role play unless a person requires help. Also, when speaking in OOC terms, please keep it civil. Do not shout (All caps) or exchange insults with one another. It's just plain rude.
9: While mythological creatures like dragons, griffins, and phoenixes do exist, they are very rare and owning one requires a permit signed by the GM.
10: Players are allowed to create their own spells, however, all spells must be approved by the GM and will be available for everyone to use.
11: Only one character per person unless approved by the GM.
12: Any and all forms of combat must be acted out as an attempt. Example: *Henry attempts to shoot a lightning bolt at a candy thief*
13: While it is okay to be able to dodge some attacks, there may be times when your character will not be able to avoid an attack. Please think rationally while in combat and what your character is currently doing and experiencing before blocking/dodging each attack.
14: No rudeness or obnoxiousness. Remember, this is the year 1890, and back then, people refrained from saying and doing certain things. Please read up on Victorian etiquette before posting something nasty.
15: Any and all private matters are to be kept private. This means private messaging only.
16: If you need to go AFK while a scene is taking place, please let everybody know BEFORE you head off and away.
17: A person is allowed to submit their own location, but this location must be an actual place on Earth and must be approved by the GM.
18: A person is also allowed to submit their own plots, however these also must be approved by the GM and will be available to everybody.
19: While death is not very likely, it is possible for a character to die. They may be resurrected by a Scroll of Life. Only a person who has complete mastery over Light Magic is able to craft such a scroll to be used.
20: Instead of character classes, each character is allowed to have a career path or profession or specialty. These must be approved by the GM.
21: A person can change ONE element at a time, however, due to the length of time it would take a person's body to be accustomed to the new element, a person can only change their element once in a real life month.
22: A person is also allowed to change their career path, however, this can only be done once a week (So as to avoid confusing the other people around person who is deciding upon a different career path). The new career must also be approved by a GM.
23: Please do not ask to become a GM unless you've had a LOT of experience with this role play.
24: Please follow all of the rules of this web site.
25: Any characters who are 'retired' are placed into the orphanage. Any person who want to try their hand at playing somebody else's retired character must obtain permission from the creator of the character and must play the character as intended by the creator. The person who 'adopts' another person's character should be able to learn about the person's character before they play as him or her.

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=Young man Henry Crawford, age 21, stood facing a rustic-looking building, which was part of a shopping district. Henry had short blackish hair and brown eyes and stood at 5 feet and 4 inches tall and weighed the normal weight for his age. An NPC builder was helping to hang up a sign on the shop as Henry watched, a smile of anticipation on his face. The sign read "Henry's Jolly Confectionery". Another NPC guy was finishing up the stocking of Henry's new business=

The setting changes from Formico to Historical Fantasy (1890's)

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Ailani had just finished up making a new dress for one of the richer ladies in town and was now taking the scraps to the trash can outside the shop. When she finished she looked over to the Where Henry stood and gave a small wave as she made her way to him, flipping her long blond hair over her shoulder. "Well Hey there Henry." She drawled out in her southern accent as she stopped in front of him, her green eyes playful as she eyed over the banner the were putting up. "So today is the big day, it seems. Need any help, darlin'?" She looked back at him curiously.

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=Henry watched as the sign was carefully put into place and a poster was placed into the window of the new and up-coming candy shoppe. Hearing a lady call his name, he turned to face Ailani and smiled, tipping his felt hat to her. Henry wore simple clothes fit for a Victorian man and carried a candy cane-shaped walking stick= "Oh hello there, Miss...What was your name again?" =Another fatal flaw Henry had...He could not remember names very easily.= "Oh my, yesh please. Today shall be the grand opening of the first confectionery in the town of Formico. Every helping hand is welcome."

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Ailani gave a small huff and pout as Henry asked her name...again." Dear goodness boy! You're only twenty-one and your memory is already ka-put!" She shakes her head, but does a short curtsy. Her long black Victorian dress swept silently over the ground and then flowed back into place." Ailani Grace Quinntillen, Good Sir.~" She moved towards the window to help smooth the poster down. "Now, how can I be of any assistance~?" She asked.

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