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Wed, Jul. 12th, 2006, 05:53 pm
clover4: rpol.net Orpheus Game

Okay, the account is created! It's under:


I actually snagged Orpheus as the name, so no confusion as to what's what. The GM's name is: Josephine Wolff. My account name on rpol.net is: Abydos641

I'll see about flipping through my books and setting up some preliminary posts tonight/tomorrow. In the meantime, everyone go through your books and pick out what you'd like to play. All spirits are welcome except Organ Grinders, cause they require a bit more involvement in their creation. However, if you would like to play a grinder drop me a line, and if you have a good backstory and strong case for it, then hell, all's a go.

I'm really looking for interesting characters. They don't have to be 100 percent unusual never before seen, but just something you'd really enjoy playing. That alone is enough.

You can design knowing full well that Orpheus exists, and working for them (either many years, recently recruited, etc.) or you can create a character that knows nothing of Orpheus, and is scared as hell cause weird shit keeps happening. All ages are okay (I happen to like diversity, so a 60+ character or an 8 year old is fine by me) and use the stains, dementations, and so forth to full effect.

We are only as bright as the shadow we cast.

It might take a week to get this game off the ground, so take the time to really think about your character. I want this to be fun, involved, and terrifying.



Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)

Got it. Just registered with rpol.net Do you have an e-mail addy I could toss the character stats to?

As for the characters themselves, I've got 3 premade. Here's a brief explanation of each one. Pick one that would fit in well with the game and/or other player's characters.

1) Vox, 20-something year old prositute. Voz has multiple near-death experiences from hypothermia, drug overdoses, multiple stab wounds, and (on one occasion) being beaten ragged by the John she was with. Eventually spent the night with an Orpheus agent that slipped her something called pigment. She told the agent about all the weird shit she saw under the influence, and he offered her a job that was way better than prostitution.
Voz's Nature is Survivor, Demeanor is Rebel. Currently Orpheus has her employed as a Sleeper and classified as Banshee. If she ever dies, she'll become a Hue.

2) Dante was a good kid until the car accident that nearly killed him adn sent his girlfriend through the windshield. After that, he dropped out of college and started taking a lot of drugs. One thing led to another, and after he was introduced to pigment, he was hooked. His first near-death expereince was the initial car accident that made his life start to spiral downwards, and other near-death experiences include being shot several times and a few drug overdoses. After being released from rehap one night, Dante shot up more pigment than he'd even taken before in life life (it had been a while since he'd been high) and died, becoming a Hue.
Dante's Nature and Demeanor are both Addict, and his self-hatred causes him to lash out at the living. Orpheus agents found him hanging around his old neighborhood and immediately classified him as a Poltergeist. After making contact with Dante, Orpheus hired the Hue to keep an eye on the local pigment scene. In addition to his abilities as a Poltergeist, Orpheus has noted some horrifying but useful Stains.

3) Chip Davis always loved cars and loved the races. At a young age, he had the privelage to work on a Nascar crew, doing quick fix-up jobs on cars during their pit stops. He worked on the team for many years, and when the driver retired, Chip was nominated to take his place. Although he had several near-fatal collisons, spinouts, and fires, he always managed to have a [relatively] quick hospital stay and never hesitated to climb back into the driver's seat. Until one race in October of 2003, that is. His fuel tank caught fire and the car exploded, Chip still strapped inside. Orpheus agents discovered Chip when Nascar gave them a call that some strange going-ons were happening, like the place was haunted. Orpheus agents discovered Chip in one of teh garages, tinkering with the cars at all hours of the night. Since Chip was actually FIXING the cars (and not sabotaging them) he was classified as a friendly spirit and offered a job.
Chip Davis has a Thrill-Seeker Nature under a Celebrant Demeanor. He is a Spirit that, given his powers, classified him as a Haunter.

Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)


And so you know, I have a soft spot for Ho's and the name Dante:)

But mostly Ho's.

Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)

This is the character I'd like to play - Danny Wilkes, Marrow Spirit

Danny Wilkes was a decent guy, a student at university studying vetinary science and politics, if a little intense for most people. Especially when it came to his causes. Danny was a very passionate about his causes, flitting back and forth between things such as human rights marches, petitions to stop the bulldozing of woodlands so the city can put in yet another big box store, and chaining himself to the front door of a cosmetics company in protest of animal testing. On the side, he also hacked into corrupt company databases to mess with files, broke into testing facilities to liberate animals, and even managed to drop a paint bomb on the lead designer of a clothing label known to use real fur.

He never really had many NDE's to speak of - a couple of beatings by police or other lock-up inmates and the like - but that didn't matter, because a year ago, Danny was killed. Not by angry CEO's who had had enough of his meddling, but by his compatriots in a protest march about logging. When the police turned on the water cannons and the tear grenades, the mob scattered, knocking Danny over and trampling him in the rush to get away. He existed as what Orpheus would class as a drone, acting out his tragic march with no end in sight, and manifesting as a stray ghostly animal of some description. After Orpheus elevated him to full spiritual consciousness, instead of moving on, Danny decided he could still do good, especially now that he didn't have the limitations of either a police record or a body to hamper his efforts, and now works with Orpheus on their cases. The only thing he doesn't like about the company is that, because they don't know exactly what he is, they are subjecting him to the same sorts of tests cosmetic companies did on animals. If it keeps up, Danny doesn't know what he'll have to do.

Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)

Wonderful! Send me a message on rpol.net, and I'll add you to the group. I'll leave it to you to work out your stains and abilities. Send me an e-mail with your final character bio (including the ghostly bits). Also, something I like to know, family dead or alive? How many, ex whatever floating about?

Little plot bits that can make for a more in depth/individual character line.

Sun, Jul. 16th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)

You know, I saw that age block and thought of something wonderfully evil. To think of it, I don't believe I ever saw a child character on Orpheus, might as well try one, will get back on you with a concept... Shortly.

By the way, should I advertise this game? I am a member of a few forums, and I am certain there would be players to crawl out of the woodwork of them. ;)

Sun, Jul. 16th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
clover4: Advertise!

Definitely! Send me a concept when you get the chance. When I have a decent feel for the primary characters that want to play, I'll post a plot beginning, town description, things like that. I've been feeling a tad Lovecraftian lately, so a few water towns may be in order, mayhap a trip to the arctic....

Advertise away too. Everyone is welcome to join, so long as they respect the other players, play for the FUN of it, and don't make half assed posts with bad grammar and l33t spelling. *shudder* Damn you leet! DAMN YOU!

Mon, Jul. 17th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
evilasdoorknobs: Okay, here comes the concept:

Brian is a 12 years old child (13, if his post-life time is to be accounted for), still attached to the broken remains of his family and with no one else to turn to but the Orpheus Group which brought him up from a blip haunting the site of a frustrated bank heist to a sentient spirit.

The Orpheus Group has adopted Brian hesitantly, as his immature mind is certainly not what they desire for an operative, but they couldn't just leave the ghost to wander around and maybe bump into something worse. He was taken under the wing of a more experienced projector (left to the Storyteller's discretion, may even be another player), who has taken the place of a parental figure for Brian, though the spirit has not severed ties to his surviving family, watching over them when he has the chance. It still hasn't crossed his mind that OG could be paying his family for what he does.

He has been around for a year in the corporation, and has become accustomed to his ephemeral state surprisingly well, a tribute to the ease of adaptation presented by children. His need for authority figures and undeveloped moral judgement means he hardly questions the legality of his orders, while his natural imagination provides insights ignored by his elders. Factors counter-balanced by his inherent immaturity, brashness and a desire to expose the supernatural to the world so that he can appear again to his family (he has been lectured enough on the later to avoid doing that unless he really thinks he can get away with it).

I am thinking a Phantasm with a Dreamer nature, but I am willing to change to better accomodate other members of the crucible.

Wow, that was long, sorry. ;)

By the way, I registered as Zearoth_K at RPOL.net.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)

Remedios Orton used to be such a good girl.

Half-German and half-Peruvian, Remedios had a relatively uneventful childhood. The younger of two girls, she developed a warm but introverted personality. She had a modest number of friends in high school, got decent grades, and generally didn't make trouble. College was similar; she was pretty and charming, but unassertive. These qualities eventually attracted Ivan Orton, a handsome and wealthy young man. Upon Remedios' graduation, Ivan proposed. The two were wed under much pomp and circumstance and went off to live in marital bliss.

But Remedios was not all that she appeared. Her introversion hid a passionate and towering dream-life, a world of dark romance and fantasy that she took comfort in. She loved her husband, of course, but his security and plainness bored the living hell out of her dreams. And, slowly, her dreams began to take matters into their own hands.

Remedios has been skimming for about four years now. She eased into it, unconsciously at first, but eventually with more purpose. About six months ago, she finally mastered the practice and can now project at will. And she uses her power, as well as her ability to cast illusions, to step out behind her husband's back and live the life she has always imagined: dark, deadly, and full of grandeur.

Remedios is a Dreamer/Bumpkin of the Phantasm Shade. She is a Skimmer. She has had no contact with Orpheus, but that is undoubtedly going to change as she becomes bolder in her outings.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)

And, by the way, I saw the ad on Nocturnis and joined, because I love Orpheus. My new ID on rpol is "ohjames." Uh... yeah?

Thu, Jul. 20th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)

Wonderful! Could you do me a favor, and send me an e-mail? Abydos641@hotmail.com

I'll add you to rpol.net now, and reread your character info tomorrow. From the looks of it, we'll be starting on Monday. I'm going to sit and finalize a few things Sunday evening, and put up location and a few starting posts on Monday.