The Plague has wiped out most of humanity, and only the corpses wander. Years pass, and life becomes a story; a myth… a fleeting tale. The tomes of living people have faded with misuse and mold; previous lives have been forgotten. The corpses do not remember anything about their beating hearts – just the coldness they currently inhabit, and eternity their decaying minds struggle to interpret.
They just dance, and dance, and dance…
…and in the deep husk of a forest, away from the Old Town, a shambling group of troubled troubadours and mossy musicians. Their decayed limbs tickle the strings of their lutes, and they wander…
…and there they find, under the full moon, a basket. From the basket they hear the strangest of sounds: a little cry. They peek under the woollen blankets to reveal – much to their shock! – a little, wriggling thing: pudgy and pink and human, crying and sniffling, lost in the world for the dead.
Suddenly, there was human life again.
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(nothing much to this! A surreal Medieval adventure set in an alternate magical Earth where the Black Death wiped out the human race into extinction… and brought back a number of them into undeath.
setting rules as follows: your characters are undead. No living human beings allowed. They remember nothing of their former lives (and it’s been a hundred or so years since the Black Death). what the undead know about the human living is very little; just myths and “ghost stories”, mainly - weird little stories they tell each other, but hardly believable. They only know death.
of course, other things are still alive - animals and trees and such.
the setting is somewhere in Mainland Europe - where exactly, I guess we’ll decide as we go forward.
we’ll be playing as a group of travelling performers: musicians, dancers, poets, and so on. You get the idea.
feel free to create your own strengths, weaknesses, natures and subplots, as long as it fits with the setting.
Look forward to starting!))
Hosted and narrated by:
Antonio Watson (Pelican)
Scenes played: 1
License: Community License