NOTE:I will not be accepting any more Glade Children as they currently outnumber our Hunters by a fair bit. Feel free to submit characters for review anyway if you want to be contacted should we lose a player/players. I am still accepting Hunter characters.
Two worlds. Two different stories…
You’ve lived your whole life in The Glade. You don’t remember a time before it. Here, is peace. Here, is family. No matter how different you are from your fellow Children, you all exist in harmony. Here, is safety. Here, you know no fear… until the hunters come and shatter everything you’ve ever known into dust.
You exist in a colourless world. Here, there is war. Here, there is no such thing as free will. Born and raised to be a cog in the machine of society, your life holds little meaning to anyone, even yourself. But then you learn of a place where a precious resource known as magic exists in abundance. You learn that you can join the force tasked with salvaging it. And if you succeed… you will finally be worth something. Your life will finally be yours.
Hello my fellow Storium players! This story is going to have three separate paths. The Escape, The Rescue, and The Retrieval. Players who choose to be a Glade Child will be able to choose any mythical creature (within reason). Near the start of the game, I will randomly divide you into the Escape and Rescue groups. You might end up captured or freed at some point in the game and change over to the other group.
The Retrieval path is the path you will take if you choose to be a Hunter. No matter what, your mission will be to retrieve the magical creatures and bring them back to your home to make a place for yourself in the crumbling outside world. Perhaps, further in, you might even have a change of heart…
For thousands of years, The Glade has been protected and watched over by an ancient, mythical being called the Gladekeeper. He has preserved all he could of the world of magic and kept it secret and separate from the world we humans know, creating a safe haven for all magical creatures to exist within.
Eventually, magic simply died out in our world. Those who chose to exist outside the Glade grew extinct and those without magic, the human race, grew to forget it even existed. With the Glade sealed off by Gladekeeper’s magic, it was impossible for it to be discovered again.
Years into the future, in 2046 to be exact, the world fell into war and chaos. Most of humanity was wiped out. Those left were drafted into a life of military service. Decades passed as the world crumbled, and soon generations were born that did not know life outside of working for the “preservation of mankind.” As the world leaders continued to try and destroy each other, the countries became isolated war cities. The Glade, through all of this, remained unspoiled and unaware.
After hundreds of years, technology had regressed rather than advanced. With the loss of entire civilization and the internet, thousands of years of knowledge and progress were lost. Eventually, different kinds of technology emerged. Soon, the humans learned how to harness the energies of the earth, an arcane power, we’d best understand as magic.
But like anything, magic became a coveted resource. Because of their ability to detect it, The Glade was no longer hidden from their greedy eyes. Magic there was strong and primal, having existed and flourished there for millennia. And the creatures that lived there were bursting with it. It soon became a target, as well as all the beings within it.
When humanity attacked, The Gladekeeper was killed. And everything the Glade Children had ever known was destroyed without remorse. This is where our story begins…
For your Character:
You must pick one of the two Natures, but please expand on it with your backstory.
I will give you some Strength/Weakness/ Goal cards as examples. You may use them or make your own!
Hosted and narrated by:
Rebecca Dykeman (Poet)
Scenes played: 4
License: Community License