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    Baswood Falls Discussion

    Discussion in 'Role Play Discussion' started by schwuldubist, Jul 7, 2015.

    Character Sheets

    Tom Church
    Madam Madeline de Rothberg
    Atticus Trebec
    Christopher Shackelford
    Joseph A. Knox

    Importat Locales
    Without giving too much away, I'll fill this section in as they are discovered

    Trembling Cup Lunchroom: This small inn can barely hold half a dozen people. It style is outdated, most of the furniture seeming to come from the early 1900's. Often times nobody is available to assist guests, because the inn gets so few guests to this distant town, without a single tourist locale. Regardless, the rare times a guest is staying the night the owner, Jacob Rees, attempts to be the best host he can be.

    Towns Folk

    Jacob Rees; Jacob is a skinny brown haired gentleman who always looks slightly unkempt, he wears a three piece suit that is slightly too big for him, and he constantly has to readjust his clothing. Normally he has a bright shining smile, but recent events have made him seem somber. Regardless, he smiles at strangers that come to his inn, and offer any assistance.
     
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    Name: Tom Church

    Appearance: Tom stands 5'10 in height and is over average if slightly out of shape build. His hair is brown and unkempt with clear strands of silver going through it and forming lines on his face. A thick mustache covers his lip.

    Tom isn't handsome.....at all.

    The middle aged man's facial features look nearly twice that, his lips usually crusted, face unshaved, beady brown eyes with a paranoid edge clear as day in them and its been known that on bad weeks he rarely changes his clothing, often living in his alcoholic filth for days until he manages to force himself to wash up.

    Occupation: Loosely speaking he's a 'Private Investigator'

    History: Tom is a former employee of Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency and a Colorado native. He's since retired from the agency and has been working as a 'PI' of sorts for various parties throughout the Colorado area.

    To make ends meat, Tom has taken to working as a thug for various criminal organizations.

    Family: ??????? (No clue will develop later)

    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: Tom came to Baswood Falls on work on case. He was hired to search for a missing persons.
     
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    Name: Goes by Madam Madeline de Rothberg (among other things), real name is Iris Kenny

    Appearance: Iris is twenty eight, average height and slightly on the skinny side. Iris tries to emulate the flapper girl appareance with cropped bleach blonde hair which she pins with flowers and bejeweled hair bands. She always carries bright red lipstick to retouch her lips, wears a slightly moth eaten fur coat and strings of pearls around her neck.

    Occupation: Medium, psychic, fraudster, gold digger.

    Education: Iris went to a private Catholic school and later boarding school.

    History: Her family, originally from Ireland, were reasonably well off and respectably conservative. Her father worked in the steel industry. She became estranged from them following a shock marriage to a young farm worker who she later left.

    Family: Parents and two siblings she no longer has contact with, an ex-husband and a string of ex-fiancés.

    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: Iris was travelling on a bus for which she had no ticket. When the driver discovered her, he threw her off. She was about half an hour outside of Basswood Falls and had no choice but to walk there.
     
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    Name: Atticus Trebec

    Appearance: Atticus is a middle aged man that usually stands with pride, shoulders back and chest out, giving him immediate respect from strangers/peers alike. No choice is a regret in his mind and he is happy to ride the wave and leap into something without preparing. He is a man of action and his slightly dirty travel attire suggests he doesn't mind getting stuck in. With a black fedora, crinkled white shirt, grey waistcoat and thin black trench coat, he tends to blend in with the times, not wishing to stand out. He is older than he looks but there is a sharpness in his face, a hard stare that wants to be better left alone and a rough brown and grey stubble to match.

    Occupation: Atticus strangely became a bartender, even though his father had been an abusive drunk. There is a sense that he can't let his father go, and he also wants to make sure his customers enjoy themselves and drink responsibly.

    Education: Atticus has a standard education, he didn't pick up a great deal at school as it was so poor but he made up for it in common sense and being street wise. Thanks to his bar work he has been very good at conversing with patrons, reading them and getting gossip out of them. He is a very good judge of character.

    History/Family: Atticus has always known a hard life. His father was a drinker and his mother a coward. Together with two younger siblings Atticus grew up in a tiny apartment in Chicago in the late 19th century, filthy and cramped and so very dark. Most days his father would work as a labourer on building projects and then proceed to the nearest bar with coworkers, drowning his body in liquor, only to turn up at home late at night to beat his children.

    His mother, a shrill, thin and sickly woman would never raise an eyebrow to it all, and she herself became just as miserable and frustrated with her children, through her own fear and loathing of her bastard of a husband. And that fear meant she would never betray him.

    Atticus had a middle child brother, named Alex, and a sweet baby sister, named Samantha. Now in present day, his brother is a heavy gambler and his sister is dead. Atticus lives in Minneapolis, which he deems far enough away from Chicago and the horrible childhood that haunts him, and works as a bartender in a popular and upstanding bar known as The Breeze.

    Reason for coming to Baswood: Vacation
     
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    First post is up, write your openers whenever!
     
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    Sweet! I am putting together a post at this moment but I do have two questions.

    1. Can we add NPCs to the inn or is it just Jacob on his own?
    2. What time of day is it? I was writing for night but can edit.

    Ta!
     
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    It can be evening, but not full on night. Sorry I forgot to say the time. Secondly, there are no other people at th e inn. Just Jacob
     
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    Name: Christopher Shackelford

    Appearance: A thin white man standing 6,1 in height and with such a lean face and ominous glance that it screams “Depravation”. He keeps his light brown hair well combed and his beard trimmed in an anchor style. Because his job demands it too he is well dressed most of the time however he finds neckties disgusting hence his neck is always open. Although he wears different clothes most of the time, he tends to wear a lot of plaid shirts.

    Occupation: Doctor/Psychiatrist

    History: The best way to describe Christopher is with psychopathy. A well behaved man in front of the people and his patients but always letting a bit of that devious behavior, is not as if he is willingly keeping it hid, at the contrary, he considers himself a very sincere person for letting it show most of the time. The son of a banker who went into bankrupt as a consequence of the Great War, regardless, Christopher had cut any contact with him since years ago. He graduated at medical school, not the best of all but neither the worst, and later would specialize in the field of psychiatry. However, he discovered his true vocation while on high school, one of these tastes that many hid but a few would let it develop. He realized that the suffering of others was a source of pleasure for him; at first, as a teenager he would cause physical pain to a chosen victim and enjoy that, but later he would realize that the sweetest taste comes in psychological suffering, this was the reason that lead him to choose the psychiatrics. By this point of his life he had committed several “atrocities” and even murder hadn’t escape from his hands, however, usually he is not the kind of person that would kill you, he is the kind of person that would kill someone else to taste your reaction, no, he is the kind of person that would make sure you kill someone else and he’ll just sit to enjoy the show.

    Family: Father, a banker who probably already hung himself. An unknown mother. Some siblings he doesn’t communicate with. He had never been married.

    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: After certain “deviations”, he decided to take a change of air and work in a different city.
     
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    Name: Joseph A. Knox. (Tends to just go by Joe, or if he doesn't like you, it's either 'Mr./Detective Knox' or 'Sir', or it's a swift kick to the shin!)
    Appearance: Joe is 6'3", he has pale skin, brown hair that tends to be slicked back, brown eyes, and a slim build. He tends to wear a black trench coat, slacks, shoes, fedora, and a pair of slender fitted leather gloves, and a white button down long sleeve shirt.
    Occupation: Private Detective.
    Education: High School Graduate.
    History: Joe has known what he wanted to be ever since he was a kid. He knew that he wanted to be 'The Detective', a detective greater than any other, that would be able to solve any mystery presented to him. He would often perform autopsies on his stuffed animals and recreate crime scenes with his toys. As he grew older, he would shut himself away in his room or in the library for long hours, studying all sorts of subjects that he felt may one day help him. He tended to stay away from people, he preferred being alone...

    Joe would also constantly sneak into crime scenes and try to solve the case... only to be dragged away by police officers. But he did manage a few times to pull it off. Each time, he did solve the case... though of course, the officers would sweep his involvement under the rug and would constantly just call him a crazy person... up until a mass of serial killings swept through his town. During a press conference, he got right on stage and pointed out the killer before everyone. Officials were quite embarrassed to be outdone by a mere teenager, this also forced them to allow Joe into more crime scenes. The mayor had been quite impressed with his skills and also with the police being publicly humiliated and proven quite incompetent compared to a mere high school student, he had to keep his constituents happy somehow, and having the detective behind catching a notorious serial killer that had terrorized the town working with the police seemed like a good solution.

    On the night of his 18th birthday, he made an announcement and then promptly left, already having packed everything that he owned. He hasn't spoken to his family since then, nor have they tried to contact him and vice versa. He's been living on his own now, when the new mayor was elected, he promptly had Joe removed from any police investigation, so Joe became a private detective. In all honesty, he hates it, going after cheating spouses, looking for missing people and animals, who tend to have just ran away or got lost. When he heard about the deaths in Baswood Falls, he decided to pack his bags and go, he couldn't stand this monotony any longer, he needed a true crime to investigate!
    Family: Estranged with family for reasons unknown, consists of a mother and father, a few aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a set of grandparents.
    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: 'Why, because I'm The Detective, of course.' (AKA, he's there to solve the mysterious deaths.)

    Fear not! For The Detective is here to solve the case!!! Just sit back and relax, he's got this! X3
     
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    Schwuldubist are you able to give a brief description of Jacob?
     
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    Schwuldubist are you able to give a brief description of Jacob?
     
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    Jacob is a skinny brown haired gentleman who always looks slightly unkempt, he wears a three piece suit that is slightly too big for him, and he constantly has to readjust his clothing. Normally he has a bright shining smile, but recent events have made him seem somber. Regardless, he smiles at strangers that come to his inn, and offer any assistance.

    I'll add an Townsperson section to put this description in.
     
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    Can I be a vampire mage that knows blood magic?
     
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    Name: Badess Overear
    Appearance: 250 pounds of solid muscle standing at 7 feet tall. Handsome face. Slicked back red hair. Monacle.
    Occupation: Vampire
    Education: All he knows, he learned from from Robert Pattinson, the vampire that turned him.
    History: Once a vampire hunter, he screwed up by falling in love with the very vampire he was tasked with killing, Robert Pattinson. He is now a vampire and remembers very little of his former life.
    Family: Nobody. Robert left him to be with a much more successful man named Daniel Radcliffe
    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: He came to feast on blood, sparkle in the sunlight, and be dramatic like the hip, new vampires of today are supposed to be.
     
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    So, we are all gathering fantastic. As we slowly creep into bed, the true investigation will begin in the morning, but you are all more than welcome to do what you wish tonight. Remember though, in the 1920's almost everything was closed by 5pm, so its hard to do much this late in the evening.
     
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    Name: Joseph Hern
    Appearance: Skinny, almost boney, but don't let that fool you, he is stronger than he looks from his time in the military. He stands at 5'10. His jet black hair is slicked back. His blue eyes are sunken, his nose long and skinny, and his mouth has no overbite or underbite. He is rather pale. His resting expression makes him look like he is pissed off all the time, and he comes off as slightly creepy.
    Occupation: Ex-soldier. Now a school history teacher.
    Education: He was able to attend and finish high school. He also learned a few skills in the military.
    History: Born to a well off family, he never truly struggled with any poverty, but he was pretty unlucky in school. He was never the popular kid, and bullied until eventually he started beating people up, starting with the bullies, then spilling over to random people for absolutely no reason at all. He also didn't really try too hard, nearly failing every class and passing by the skin of his teeth.
    He went to the military as it was his only option, though he did want to help his nation as well. Boot camp was a lot like high school. Making no friends, and getting into a lot of fights, though the fights didn't last long thanks to his commanding officer. Though he doesn't have PTSD from the Great War, killing people and seeing people he knew die changed him. While a person wouldn't expect for him to change much, being that he looked serious and had a sick sense of humor before, he smiles less, and his already creepy resting expression has darkened.
    Family: Mother and Father in New York. No wife or kids.
    Why you have come to Baswood Falls: Noise and people give him flashbacks. Its too chaotic an environment. So he wants to live in a small town. But he likes the beach. Boswood Falls is bothclose to the east coast and not very populated.
     
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    Er... shouted...? I don't think Joe shouted at all during that scene... or moved all that much either... kind of just stood there... and jotted down notes.
     
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    No he didn't shout, but that is how Atticus is experiencing it. It was just a quiet conversation to Joe.
     
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    Ah, alright. X3
     
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    I'll give you all another day, and if nobody has anything else, I'll presume you all had a wonderful night sleep and are ready to do some exploring in the morning.
     
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    Let's get this show on the road! :D
     

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