The world was once awash with light and sound;
we split the atom, voyaged to the stars;
we travelled ‘round the globe in but a day;
saw visions of each other beamed to screens from far away.
But that was many moons ago - so long
that little is remembered of that time -
remnants, ancient ruins, stories told
of science far beyond our fevered dreams of lead to gold.
Now we work the fields, or mine the earth.
Now we plant and harvest. Now our livelihoods
depend upon the good will of the Lords
who own the fertile land on which we work.
Now we shiver in our beds at night
for faerie creatures haunt our hills and woodlands -
glistering lights and siren song, and ghostly voices
call to us from somewhere in the dark.
We find ourselves in Lymanhall and Edgeton -
a large estate and market town foreby -
a few days short of Lughnasadh
when noble lords and serf alike are joined
in celebration, song and dance and feasting.
Barns are hung with garlands, bread is baked and wine uncorked
to honour Mother Earth for our first harvest.
But Lammas brings us more than joy and plenty
for the days grow ever shorter, and the nights
are ever darker. Demeter starts to weep;
her daughter’s winter exile beckons, and
we tuck our children tighter, and we watch them as they sleep.
In the watchful light of Summer, Autumn looms,
with promises of leaves of red and gold.
The Wild Hunt will ride out across the hillsides;
the Harvest Moon will warn us of the coming of the cold.
This is a game written in the style of a Shakespeare play. It will contain five acts, and will be written by narrator and players alike in blank verse in (flexible) iambic pentameter, with sparse stage directions for action. Is it Comedy or Tragedy? That is yet to be decided…
NOTE: Do not apply to this game without reading the forum post and checking in to say hi there first.
EDITED TO ADD: Just to be clear, this game is LGBT-friendly, and the narrator will be pleased to see diversity in all its forms. We’ll also be adopting a ‘raceblind’ approach to casting, which is to say that siblings or parents and children can be cast with ‘played-bys’ or avatars of different races, because this is a play and we can do what we want.
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Scenes played: 1
License: Community License