Founded in 1907 in the north Georgia mountains, the Morehouse Art Colony was intended as a refuge for creative individuals of all types, a place removed from the distractions and temptations of city life for artists to gather together and pursue their passions. Built on the shore of a beautiful, pristine mountain lake, one could hardly hope for a more idyllic and inspiring place to live. In addition to providing simple living spaces, the colony featured workspaces and studios suited to every kind of creative endeavor.
Founded by Alexander Morehouse, a slightly eccentric captain of industry, artists invited to live at the colony had all their needs paid for. Food was provided along with private rooms and all materials necessary for the artists to pursue their work. The only thing Morehouse asked in exchange for his generosity was that the artists continued to create.
In the colony’s heyday, it produced some of the most promising American artists of the early 20th century. Painters, musicians, and writers who spent time at Morehouse all found acclaim and praise from critics and the public alike. Over the years, the colony developed something of a reputation for fostering try artistic genius.
Sadly, it was not to last. Alexander Morehouse passed away in 1968, and his heirs did not share his passion for the colony he had built. With funding cut off, the colony shut down entirely just three years later. The colony sat idle, falling into a state of sad disrepair.
Fortunately, this was not to be the end of the Morehouse Colony. In 2013 the colony’s ownership changed again, falling to Morehouse’s great granddaughter, Alice. Alice, having something of a creative spark herself, decided to use a share of her substantial inheritance to re-establish the colony, hoping to restore the place to its former glory.
Over the following months, Alice recruited promising artists from all across America, looking for gifted individuals working in a variety of media. They’ve all been invited to come to the colony under the same terms offered in the past: free room, free board, and free supplies for your projects. All you have to do is create. Will the colony’s glory days return? Only time will tell.
All characters will be artists who have accepted Alice’s invitation to join the newly reopened Morehouse Colony. I am hoping to have a good variety of unique and distinctive characters and will likely have a group of between 5 and 8 total.
NSFW content is highly likely. If anyone requests it, the game will be set private upon creation.
Feel free to create your own natures, strengths, weaknesses, or subplots. Please don’t use anything like ‘creative’ or ‘artistic’ as a strength. All characters in this story are creative types, your strength should represent something that sets you apart from the others.
Please be able to move once every three days or so at a minimum, but feel free to move more often if you like. If you need to be absent for longer it’s no problem, but please make a comment and let me know if possible. Anyone who is gone for over a week without any warning may be retired and replaced.
Hosted and narrated by:
Lux Tizer (Luxtizer)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License