1874 was a year of adventure within the German Empire. The Kaiser Otto Von Faustenberg has urged a new wave of colonial expeditions to the furthest unclaimed lands from the homeland, the time for expansion was dying and the Kaiser had no intention of being left behind by the great powers of New Francia, Iberia and The Federated United Kingdom. The Earth, the fertile plain that had harboured and raised humanity from the dawn of time was no longer unconnected and infinite, the land was running out and the Empire needed to compete with its rivals.
You are going to be setting sail on the airship Der Geist for one of the most far flung regions of the Earth. You have either been vetted and selected by the Empire Colonial Board or been forced to by either the penal system or corporate contract to settle these unknown lands. It has been ten days since you left the bountiful fields of the German Empire for the dangerous and unknown shores of the Pacific Region, an unclaimed and unknown archipelago has been claimed for the Kaiser known as Die Scatter Inseln (The Scatter Isles). It is the final day of the journey that your story begins, the airships last few hours before it will descend and abandon you, with all your worldly supplies and belongings, on these treacherous islands.
Your bravery and colonial spirit will be spoken of with pride in the homeland but, for you, the journey of establishing a colony is only now about to begin.
Unbeknownst to the would be colonists, these islands have been long uninhabited for a reason. One that lurks in the shadows of the jungle and longs for the attention of humans that have called its earth home. When they come back into contact, who knows what will happen…
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Application: I have made a few basic cards, but any applicants may feel free to create any new cards that they desire. I would like pictures either real or drawings for all cards! :)
I will not be operating on a first come first serve system and will be waiting to acquire a number of applications and selecting the best from those available.
Premise: Steampunk, alternative world surrounding a colonial start up on a far flung island chain in the Pacific. The technology will be steampunk with some futuristic components, basic computers exist for example, and will focus on impressing the Empire and surviving.
Underneath all this, however, the lurking lovecraftian threat is watching, waiting for the colony to be seduced and used by his power…
Pacing: I will be operating on a Normal pace. The first few days will no doubt be decently active, so I would appreciate all those that apply be ready to keep up with the fast initial pace. After this, however, it would be appreciated if we can aim for the 2/3 scene minimum per week.
Word Limit: I have the game set to “No Word Limit” with the expectation that certain objectives within the story may take more time to accomplish than others, and I do not want the players to feel restricted. I will give large leeway to the characters and the story that we will jointly create, I have only a rough guideline of the story but I am happy to ditch this if we create something more exciting! I am excited for your application!
Hosted and narrated by:
Jacob Gardner (Jakeie)
Scenes played: 7
License: Community License