Good Morning, Storytellers~
Summer's in full swing! (Which is great, but up here it's kinda chilly. What gives?!) It's sunny, it's warm, it's beach season and we couldn't be happier! Summer is the season of high energy and high muse - which means lots of plotting, lots of writing! But don't forget to go outside for the occasional ten seconds of fresh air. <3
THE WELCOME WAGON
We're welcoming a total six new candidates this month! Say hello if you see them in the cbox!March
, as brought by Shade! She's looking at the Obsidian King~
who has expressed interest in Dorothy!
looking at the Merry Men of Robin Hood!
who totally slipped in under the radar - if you see this one, nab them and say hi!
a friend of Nico's!
who found us through an ad on tumblr!
Last minute Zira,
an old friend of Carma's, who's dragging York along with her!
IN THE WORKS
We're looking at fae, Egyptians and fairytales this month! Be sure and take a look at these apps, and stay tuned to see them complete~
Though there's not yet an app, Rosary has a character named Lucy Seeker in the works! Wonder what she's all about!
ENTERING THE STAGE
We had a whole slew of characters joining us in May, including a grand total three
a feline, a few immortals and a Night Mare.
IN SEARCH OF
Of all the Big Five, a couple are still in need of filling! Those are North, the Guardian of Wonder, and Sandman, the Guardian of Dreams. Further, we'd like to take a moment to remind people of the Wanted Ads out there~ If you're musing on a character idea, take a look at the Wanted Ads out there to see if there are any roles your idea can fill! Don't hesitate to poke people and see if they're willing to be flexible on what they've got!
SITE UPDATES & CHANGES
It's Summer Skin time! As before, you have the option to choose between a DAY skin and a NIGHT skin. Go to your User Control Panel, and on the left-hand side, look for skin preferences! You should see SUMMER DAY and SUMMER NIGHT available. Special thanks go to Ionahi of tumblr, who we commissioned for the artwork in both skins!
Starting this month we are opening up a new thread
for Wanted Ad features!
Those of you who would like a wanted ad featured on our tumblr page, post in that thread with the requested information! A single member can request a specific wanted ad once a month. That same member can request different
wanted ads once every week.
The community has done it again, giving us two new guides to pore over! First we have Shade's Guide to the Fae
, formatted in a google doc, and second, Momo gave us the Land of Sweets
from the Nutcracker.
NPC Character Gudielines:
Staff is going to be slightly revising the role that NPC characters are able to take! This shouldn't affect anyone currently, it will simply help to give a more distinctive boundary between "full character" and "NPC character", as we don't currently have much to distinguish them.
THE STORY SO FAR
The Starlit Masquerade
is underway! So far most of the guests have arrived in some fashion; some have partnered off for a dance, while the rest are simply chatting it up in....what we can only hope
is civil discussion. But soon, they will be joined by their most gracious host, with words on the Guardians! I wonder what all will be said - and how might that information be used by less savoury sorts? Could the Anti-Guardians be gleaning information from their enemies, even now?
If you've heard anything about the power struggle in New York's gang community, this girl's at the center of it. The gang scene has been severely shaken up ever since Poesy decided to dig her claws into it; she's clever, she's crazy, and she's on her way to the top.
This is a man who's lived a long life haunted by his family's curse. Male members of the family are possessed, through each generation, by a demon of sorts known as Oor, who turns the host into a sociopathic cannibal. With a son of his own, he's looking for a way to free himself of the curse before it passes on to his child.
Know the tricky thing about masks and code names? All the good gossip is speculation until everything is revealed! That said, the gossip rags are soaking up spilled tea everywhere! Let's wring 'em out and see what we can find out~
A masked lady in blue and silver was asked to dance by a dashing man in green - are those robes? Who wears robes in this day and age? And who taught this man to dance? He's crushed the lady's delicate toes!
Wow, did you see the gown on that woman with the horned mask? The one with the emeralds and gold? Whew, she looks like she belongs in the Palace, that's for sure! But it also looks like she'd found her place with Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome over there~
Now there's an energetic duo on the dance floor! She's clad in gold and he in white, but if you squint a bit... I think - maybe - one of them is glowing? Perhaps it's just a trick of the many lights... Yeah, that's it. Couldn't possibly be...? Could it?
Overheard in the Amber Room: two ladies discussing how overwhelming the party is! They're not wrong; the party is being held in one of the grandest locales in Russia, is being hosted by a being that hasn't been seen in several years, and no one knows who anyone is! It's the very definition of the word, but fear not, ladies - everything will be okay. Just enjoy the party~
Overprotective Chaperone Alert!! Hyperion has found himself in the company of two unchaperoned young women and is, apparently, very upset about this! So much so, in fact, that when one of the dates finally appeared, he was very curt with him. There's still one date missing and he seems to be silently fuming about this.
WHAT KIND OF STRANGE DOG IS THAT?! It's not like any dog we've ever seen, folks, and I'm willing to bet that it's not a real dog! Honestly, we're still wondering how it even got in and to whom it belongs, but the guy in red seems to know it... Speaking of the guy in red...
RABASTAN! That's his name! Yeah, he was overheard saying some rather rude things to a lady - granted, her words weren't terribly ladylike - but that was seriously uncalled for! And it just goes to show that words hurt - but fear not, Rasalas! A fellow lady is there to show solidarity and to give advice and comfort. Just let Gemma take care of you, it'll be okay~
Looks like the champagne wasn't enough for some! Arcturus set out to steal some wine and succeeded! Now, with stronger drinks in hands, he and several others in the Cameron Gallery are discussing the other guests in broader terms.
People come to the balconies for fresh air and a reprieve, but they tend to leave in pairs - according to one set of loose lips. Several couples have been spotted, but the one that intrigues me the most is the man in the cape and his dazzling lady in blue. She seems tense... wonder why...
HOLY MASQUERADE, BATMAN! Gotham City's Dark Knight has been spotted talking to a pirate lass, a pretty lady in yellow, and a gentleman who... ALMOST... got a date! In any case, I hope Batman has an eye on the two gentlemen in the corner; they are lowkey competing with him for the title of 'Most Likely to Brood at a Fancy Party'.
And, thus the curtains close on the Starlit Masquerade Gossip Corner~ We shall now resume with our regular programming.
There would appear to be an unattended child running around in Burgess with a bag way too big for him. Fortunately, a nice ol' dad is here to help him out.
Hey, who said that you have to be a Guardian to have fun? Ginger's throwing her own shindig, and she's got all the really
cool people there. Booze and soft drinks around!
Seriously, who let Douglas take anyone for a tour around the Moon Clipper? At least Thoth seems to be serious about it...
Avast, it's a meeting of pirate folk! Or...well, a former pirate and a cabin boy....girl. Wonder what the Jolly Roger wants with Asheton?
Oh jeez, Jamie's gotten himself into the clutches of a rising power in the gang world. And who's there to save the day but one of Ryder's own gang members? Yeah, it's a bit of a hairy mess. Let's hope our belief-less boy comes out okay!
Who's that sniffing around the fae world? Why, it's a handsome skeleton~ He's caught the eye of an equally curious hot mom. No, a real hot mom, as in she's on actual fire.
It seems our favourite light sprite doesn't understand that wraiths don't like bright glowing girls.
She just wants to make a friend, Sab, have a heart!
Maidie's in a mess! A mess whose name is Hydra. Whatever dastardly plans does the snake man have for her?! Will she make it out alive?!
Ever wonder what training a ditzy light sprite might look like? Well, Deit's about to find out...
Tars needs to seriously stop getting caught unawares. It's happened with the wrong
person now...wonder if Taer plans to tattle?
The friendly mom routine is winding to a close~ Kary is about to learn the true nature of the Beldam.
And it's a real shame, too; they were getting along so well.
Oor seems to believe he can strike a bargain with the Nightmare King. Could he have anything in his favour, or is it a lost cause?
Snow is beginning to uncover the mysteries that lie beneath Roman's mask....just how much will he share?
Apparently mouth to mouth isn't an expression of romance in these two cultures; Emil and Sabellius have instead become a strange pair of friends. Or that's the idea, anyway.
It's a bird! It's a plane! ...Actually a bird isn't far off, but Daniel's being a superhero again and Kay's left to wonder....huh?
Stand aside Emil, there's a new dad for Maidie in town, and his name is Niulang!
Well there's no lions or tigers or bears, but there sure is a wolf, and Frollo hates wolves. What's that? She's also a woman? Oh, now he hates her more.
Burn the witch, am I right?
It seems like the Aquarians are about to get themselves into a bit of a pickle...there's danger on the horizon, and only one of them seems to be aware.
Ever wondered why the Guardians think how they do? Pandora's asked the Guardian Expert, Pitch, to explain! Wait....
Hold on, hold on! There's a gunfight by the lake, between two Guardians. Both of you, calm down! You're on the same side!
What's this? Childhood friends?! West is about to learn a shocking truth about her sweet friend Pippa.
The Lady of the Lake stands before the ruins that brought about the existence of the Stromkarlen. Is there any dark magic here to be revealed?
Damn, what a view! Douglas sure knows how to treat a lady to a nice spectacle. I guess there are some perks to living on the moon, eh?
An evil scientist and an evil potionmaster have finally met! Only one seems to be even remotely pleased about it.
Huzzah, this has been an excellent month of May! Congratulations to everyone for pulling off a fantastic posting and musing month, and welcome to all the new faces~ Let's make June an exciting one.
Remember folks, the Activity Check starts Saturday, June 3rd!
Get your posts in quick!
Be sure to get the next issue in the coming month!
~Staff of RotB