Opening Word Before we get into the story we think its important that you all note this is a team effort from Kingtype and JessWrite productions. Unless you're super new we assume you know who we are as this RPG community is pretty close knit together. But nonetheless this is a 3 episode mystery epic. If you fancy yourself a good detective or simply like mind games we suggest you join. No in fact we challenge you to join to see if you can solve the mysteries and comprehend the twists that unfold in... Ominous Minds! Explaining the World This story takes place on Earth, 1931 America but in an alternate world. This a nearly perfect world. No racism, extremely low crime rates, never been a war, people do not age once they reach their prime (though they still die and can be killed) and amazing advancements in technology. Yes its truly an almost perfect world. But even with all the greatness of this world, human nature is still corrupt. At times there is crime and just recently one of the most brutal took place. The Stanfield Family Stanfield, the name that turns heads. Stanfield, the name that screams, "Success!" Anyone on the Chicago streets know of Richard and Flora, the couple who have the bucks in the bank and aren’t afraid to show it. Mr. Stanfield travels world-wide, bringing in beautiful treasures, while Mrs. Standfield is the envy of every housewife. Their renowned qualities equally shine through their four children, Lester, David, Stella, and Ruthie. To know a Stanfield, you are well on your way to being a step below them. But no matter how good something appears, the most tragic circumstance can destroy it all. The cold hand of Death has knocked on the Stanfield’s door…and isn’t waiting for an answer. The Story We shall begin this tale at a funeral. The funeral of Richard Stanfield. He was the head of the Stanfield family until he was brutally murdered by an unknown assailant. It is being held at the Stanfield family mansion. This act of violence of course left the community stunned. But now it is a time for grief. Many of the Stanfield's childhood friends and old business partners have come to pay their respects. But as the funeral progresses a stolen item shall lead a group of seekers on a journey through the streets of their city. (We cannot really afford to reveal a lot about the story) Setting This takes place in 1930s Chicago. But remember that it looks like modern-day Chicago, in fact it even looks futuristic when compared to today's Chicago. Extremely tall buildings have holograms as advertising and nobody is middle class, but the Stanfield's are by far the most wealthy in Chicago. As we stated there is very little crime. So things like bootlegging, mafia and various other things are nearly non existent. Though oddly enough the fashion and weaponry remain very much the same as the actual 30s. As this world is far more better off then ours the guns have only developed up to that point. Lupara Shotguns, Tommy Guns etc. Players You will play as a friend or former acquaintances of the Stanfield's attending the funeral. Episodes There will be 10 episodes and they won't be different RP's. Each Episode will start on here and end on here. Each Episode can last anywhere 5-20 days (Game time not in real life) Side stories You may have side stories. Of course just PM the idea to King or Jess first. But we strongly suggest that you don't even start developing a side story until Episode 3 is complete. Just so it fits better with the pacing of how King and Jess laid out the story. Bots Bots are basically the cell phones/computers of this world. They look like little floating metal orbs and can be used to surf the net, take video, take pictures, store information; like a mini super computer. The windows are in hologram and touch screen. You do not have to have a bot but we suggest you use one in this RP. Detectives Everyone in this game will pretty much be playing as detective as you will all be working on solving the mysteries that unfold. But there are two special detectives that have one special privilege over the other players. White Team and Red Team We are not allowed to discuss in detail, but yes we will be breaking off into teams of two in this RP. 1st Detective and 2nd Detective These are the two players that shall have the special perks. Each of the detectives will head one of the different teams once sides are taken. The 1st and 2nd detective are the only players in the game that are allowed to speak to the GM about clues and ask for hints. All the other players in the game must look for clues and get there information from questioning NPC's and searching areas. The players (not the characters themselves but the player) that get put in the 1st or 2nd detective spot are allowed to openly debate with the GM's (either Jess or King) about the mystery and ask for hints. But the GM's are also allowed to lie to the detectives to throw them and their team off the trail. The 1st and 2nd detective shall be chosen by King and Jess after the first day or the first two days. We will choose based off your performances of detective work. Neither GM can be the 1st or 2nd True Detective Simple this is the true detective of the game. The GM's cannot directly lie to the true detective and must either tell him/her the truth or find other ways to throw them off the case. But unlike the 1st and 2nd the True Detective is actually the character itself communicating with the GM's and another difference is the True Detective has already been chosen. The TR does not have to reveal him/herself if the player wishes so. Also it should noted that the TR is not an ally to anyone and may exploit his position however he wants. The TR can also be an extremely helpful source of information and is never to above to completely cheat the other players. True Detective may also see part of the truth to every mystery in this game that there is. Your Character Sheet: Name: Age: Bio: Occupation: Personality: Appearance: Relationship to the Stanfield family: Other: (PM to either Jess or King for approval, before posting in the discussion forum!) ----- RULES!! -No controlling other peoples characters. -No auto hitting -No God-Modding -GM's words are law -No auto solving the mystery.....not like you could anyway (We expect you to think! ) -Please don't be extremely cliche and just put Detective down as your occupation. You can, but we just don't want everybody to do it. -Be nice in OCC but in the IC feel free to be a jerk -Keep OCC in the discussion And, the #1 rule you must live by: Have Fun!