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Trouble at Castle Calaelen

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Welcome Adventurers!

Character submission is now open! Hop on by the lobby if you want to chat about setting or character ideas. I’ll leave submissions open for a while and start building story based on what I see submitted. Cheers!


It arrives with the morning post. You give the postman a nod as he hands you another stack of letters, then bid him good day and return to your toast and coffee. Amid the bills and tax collection notices, one particular item stands out. It’s a letter written in a delicate hand of flowing script. The seal on the back is that of a castle with three turrets looking out over set of rolling hills, below which is a stylized arrow and the letters G.D.E.C.
Your curiousity piqued, you forget the buttered toast and bitter dregs of your coffee cup, and rip open the seal. The paper is thick and supple in your hands, and your eyes are drawn down the page as you begin to read that same flowing script you noticed on the reverse.


The Great Downward Engineering Company humbly requests your presence at a special gathering of adventurers and heroes to discuss an exciting and unique employment opportunity. You have been identified as a worthy candidate, and will be considered for a position within the Great Downward Engineering Company upon your arrival in Eastwych. As the Company is preparing to embark on a new expedition, we are in need of individuals with the following skills:

- Swordsmanship, and the art of battle
- Medicine, and the science of healing
- Arcanology, and the knowledge of the unknowable
- Outdoorsmanship, and a comfort with nature
- Archaeology, and the curiosity for things long buried
- Asset Appropriation, and the knack for concealment

If you are indeed in possession of one of the above described attributes, and should you like to learn more about this incredible and rather lucrative opportunity, please report to the Great Downward Engineering Company headquarters at 45 Lowwater Ave, Eastwych, in the Eastreach Province, on the morning of the 1st of Sarenith. Lodging and meals will be provided, and any travel expenses will be reimbursed upon arrival.

With kind regards,

Quinn Calaelen
President and CEO
The Great Downward Engineering Company
45 Lowwater Ave, Eastwych, Eastreach Province

You give the letter a second read. Then a third, but more careful this time to pick out the salient details.
Gathering of adventurers.
Employment opportunity.
Lucrative opportunity.
Travel expenses reimbursed.
1st of Sarenith.
You throw back that last bit of coffee, wincing at the cool, bitter flecks of coffee bean that somehow made it through the cloth when you were brewing it earlier. It’s Moonday again, which means that it’s back to the regular grind. You’ve made a living this way for how long now? Longer than you care to think on for more than a minute, at least.
Exciting and unique opportunity.
You find yourself looking into some middle distance that you realize represents your subconscious desire to look toward the port. It’s late Desnus now, surely there would be enough time to catch a boat and sail up to Eastwych. You might even have enough to splurge for a nicer cabin during the journey. After all, expenses are reimbursed. The letter didn’t mention you would have to accept the position if you showed up. It didn’t even guarantee that the position would be given, just that you would be considered. What’s to lose? A month of more mindless work that is slowly but surely driving you to an early grave?
The last bite of toast in your mouth, you grab your cloak from the peg on the wall and head out into the wide world.
Time to find a boat.

Story Overview

Quinn Calaelen just found out that he owns a castle. While that might seem like great news on the surface, the issue is that his castle is in the middle of untamed wilderness somewhere outside Zelkor’s Ferry. What’s worse is he has also learned that it is currently inhabited by a band of Goblin squatters.

Determined to reclaim his inheritance, and establish the adventuring company that he has always dreamed about, he now seeks to enlist a band of heroes to help accomplish his goals. They will set of from Eastwych and venture out into the wilds in search of fortune, and perhaps even more.


The setting for this game is fantasy, sword and sorcery, medieval-ish period. I’m drawing inspiration from things like FGG’s The Lost Lands, and DnD/Pathfinder for general classes and races and whatnot. More details on the setting can be found in the “Info for inviters and applicants” section.

Hosted and narrated by: Abe Wolfgang (Kvothe)

Started 03/29/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 0
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: None yet — be the first!

License: Community License

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After a series of natural disasters and pandemics, people came together to survive and formed Emden. Decades have passed since Emden rose up out of the ashes and although society was able to adjust itself fairly well, no one knows why only very few people are born with emotions.

To compensate for this, the government developed a donation system where the Emotional could donate their unwanted emotions to those who are born Empty. In this system, the donated emotions last until something might spark their original owner to feel them again. However, because most donated emotions tend to be negative, in the beginning, the Emotional became victims of various crimes committed by the Empty. As a response, the government separated and protected the Emotional and encouraged reproduction between them by prohibiting Emotional to reproduce with the Empty and requiring all Emotional females to get pregnant by the age of 17.

20 years after the donation system and reproduction laws were implemented, 3 Empty were donated positive emotions after living their whole life in sadness, fear, regret, and anger.

Hosted and narrated by: Carolina Lopes (carolbaruzzi)

Started 04/02/20. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 6
Current number of characters: 6
Submissions pending: 1

Players so far: Xiaoge, Bonnesig, maplephoenix, scarlettt, carolbaruzzi, Monroe

License: Community License

Hunting Down the Boogeyman

Hunting Down the Boogeyman

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In this city, carved up by vampires, werewolves, and other creatures, there’s only a few who are chosen to be warrior to slave the boogeyman. Lord Gore has spotted the boogeyman, and now it’s time to battle.

Hosted and narrated by: NeytiriCreepy

Started 04/01/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 3
Current number of characters: 1
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: NeytiriCreepy

License: Community License

image source: TonTon CoPT on Flickr

Artifact Breach: Tokusatsu

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It’s a normal day in the world we live in right now. People of all kinds- business people, shop owners, students, even government agents- are going about their daily lives and work in a time of relative peace.

And then the Breach happened.

This story takes place in the first phase of the Anomalous Fiction-Reality Junction Event, otherwise known as the Breach: Transformation Hero Artifact Manifestation. Your character is one of many throughout the world who has been chosen by the will of the cosmos to wield an artifact of Tokusatsu.

Sadly, you will only be able to select from Heisei Kamen Riders + Zero-One, but I will make sure to make up for it with encounters with people who were chosen by Super Sentai/Power Rangers and the like.

Hosted and narrated by: Mistletoe Canary (laplace)

Started 04/02/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 7
Current number of characters: 1
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Xiaoge

License: Community License

The Emergency

The Emergency

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Working at the county teaching hospital isn’t easy. It takes over your life but it’s worth it for the lives you save, day by day. No one gets out of the hospital unchanged — not one patient, not one doctor. This deck sketches out dramatic conflicts awaiting doctors on the job.

Hosted and narrated by: Materialust

Started 04/02/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 2
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: cassiawashere, Materialust

License: Community License

image source: usnavy on Flickr

Ashes of the Sky

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After an unknown massacre happens in a small town, the greatest paranormal detective arrives, Rafferty Solis and he has a sneaking suspicion his evil sister’s behind it all…

Hosted and narrated by: Rose Thomas (Bear26)

Started 04/02/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 3
Current number of characters: 0
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: None yet — be the first!

License: Community License

The imperfect

The imperfect

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The city only gets bigger you can’t defeat it but you won’t go down with out a fight. You feel as if you are in a cell but you can’t see feel or smell it bothers you and you want to find out.

Hosted and narrated by: Jing Feng (Warriorcatfan)

Started 09/12/19. Scenes played: 2

Target number of characters: 1000
Current number of characters: 3
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Bexja, storylover, EarthlingEve

License: Host License

image source: wilhelmja on Flickr

Return to Before

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The Besilaad are a race of mysterious beings, living separate from the world of humankind. Though they have been documented in stories, and whispered about by the humans of nearby lands for generations, rarely have their paths crossed without bloodshed. Humans cannot know. They will destroy the way of life of the Besilaad.

Besilaad dwell exclusively in the Forest of Jadehail, where they have established their kingdom and held its borders for thousands of years. Mysterious magical protections are in place to turn back humans with delusions of grandeur, thinking they would seek out the mysterious “faeries” in the forest.

The structure of the society is incredibly strict, with no room for bending the rules of social rebellion. Each individual is born into a House, and each House is responsible for an aspect of the society, such as magical works, tailoring, priesthood, craftsmanship and so on. So any children born into the House are trained in the work of their family, and expected to maintain that for the rest of their lives. The Houses fall in and out of favour of the Royal Line, depending on the successes they achieve, or the misfortune that may befall them.

The Royal Line is the ruling family of the Besilaad, born from legendary mystical individuals known as “The Wellspring” who are worshiped as divine beings. Temples are dedicated to these few people who began the civilisation years before. The ruling family hold tight control of the kingdom, making and upholding all the laws. The strict set of rules that have been developed are referred to as “The Nactuuin”. Violations against these laws would result in the harshest of punishments, including the very worst fate imaginable, exile.

The rules include -

  • Marriages between Besilaad must be approved by a member of the Family of MatchMakers.
  • No contact with any outsiders without permission.
  • All Besilaad are required to serve the Royal Line in anything requested of them, regardless of House.
  • Houses must maintain their own lines, no crossing of House types (e.g. a Merchant may not marry a magician)
  • Sacred days must be observed by all people.
  • Certain Houses have restrictions around where they may go, and when.
  • Payment of Dues are offered to the Royal Line every moon.
    Physical appearance is controlled by the House that one belongs to. e.g. Royal Line have long hair, which is cultivated carefully in braids.
  • Humans and others are not to be trusted.

The idea of this game is that one person left this world behind to explore the world of Humans. They have lived in the human world for years, and had children with a human person. After all of this, something has happened that has left that individual with no choice but to return to the place where they were born, bringing their child/ren with them (young adults/teens). Their offspring have grown up in a world completely different from this one, and now have to face the situation of adapting to life amongst what they thought were made up creatures.

I was originally intending this to be a medieval style game where the humans were living in a medieval kingdom outside of the Besilaad lands, but actually now I am thinking it will have more impact if the people who are returning are coming from modern day. So, I am going to place this magical kingdom in the outskirts of a nondescript northern European country to be negotiated at a later date. (Possibly Sweden).

Hosted and narrated by: Dan McGru (DanMcGru)

Started 04/01/20. Scenes played: 0

Target number of characters: 5
Current number of characters: 0
Submissions pending: 5

Players so far: None yet — be the first!

License: Community License

Demon love

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It was a regular night in the streets and Isabell found a cat she took the stray cat home but the next morning that cat turned out to be a human and soo everything changed

Hosted and narrated by: Ai_wan

Started 04/01/20. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 4
Current number of characters: 3
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: Warriorcatfan, Ai_wan, xiaoai

License: Community License

Patient 0

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Είναι το έτος 2222, και διανύουμε την εποχή της 4ης Μεγάλης Πανδημίας. Ο κόσμος έχει οργανωθεί σε κλειστές πόλεις - κρατίδια και οι μετακινήσεις μεταξύ πόλεων έχουν περιοριστεί. Η Μπλόσομ Σίτυ είναι μία από αυτές τις πόλεις και εσείς τυχαίνει να είστε από τους προνομιούχους κατοίκους της.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες:
It is the year 2222, and we are going through the era of the 4th Great Pandemic. The world has been divided into closed city-states and movement from and to those cities has been restricted. Blossom City is one of those territories and you happen to be some of its privileged residents.

For more info:

Hosted and narrated by: Leludius

Started 03/29/20. Scenes played: 1

Target number of characters: 7
Current number of characters: 1
Submissions pending: 0

Players so far: AntonisBalderduck

License: Community License

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