The Convergence Series GM
What would you do if your entire life was already decided from birth? If you were born to fulfill a role in a story, even if it gave you an unhappy ending? Would you follow the path you were given without question, staying true to your heritage? Or would you try and fight your fate, make your own ending, even if it came at the cost of all you hold dear?
Well, let me go ahead and answer that for you. No matter how you decide to treat your fate...it doesn't matter.
Because you don't even have a say in the first place.
My Dear Student,
Once upon a time...I'm sure you've heard that phrase before! Your entire life revolves around it, as does mine! After all, I'm the one in charge of all these stories you and the rest of the denizens of our world are from! And as I'm sure your parents have told you from the start, you have a responsibility to keep these stories alive by following the role you were born into. No matter who you will be-royalty, vagabond, magician-each role is important in ensuring the future of your story! Otherwise, you and your entire family would cease to exist, and your story would vanish into nothing.
Now, I know how scary that sounds, but don't worry! That's where I and the other staff at Ever After High School come in. Since the beginning, this boarding school has prepared future fairy tales for their roles in life with appropriate classes, guidance from current fairy tales, and a concentrated campus to meet and bond with others just like you. And then, come senior year, you are ready to face Legacy Day with your head held high, and sign your name to your destiny!
I look forward to seeing you this school year. Make sure to review your schedule and living arrangements enclosed in this packet, and I can't wait to help you achieve your happily ever after.
Welcome to the world of fairy tales, where you've been born into a very important role. You see, in this world separated from the mortal one, everyone is destined to play a part in a fairy tale. You are the descendant of a long line, stemming from the originals in the story. Cinderella, Robin Hood, The Big Bad Wolf...someday, you must take on the role of that character, and live out the story so that it may continue to go on. After all, if there was no one to play your part...everyone involved in your story would disappear! Scary stuff!
In order to get you ready for your future so that you can handle the weight of your role in life, you'll be attending Ever After High, a boarding school that will give you the necessary classes for a successful run as whoever you were born to be!
But unfortunately...none of this is real. You don't know it, but you are someone else. Your memories were taken from you, and you were brought into a completely different place, under the guise of attending this school. But maybe there's a way to get your memories back...if not, then it appears your destiny will be rewritten forever.
Hello, and welcome to Happily Never After! I'm extremely excited to get this roleplay going-it's one I've been planning for over a year now. I'm finally ready to run it, and can't wait to get it going!
- All regular STC rules apply.
- No godmodding or metagaming is allowed.
- Be respectful of all other RPers involved. I am your sole GM for this RP, so I ask that you please be respectful of me and the decisions I make in regards to plot development, fight sequences, etc. We're all here to have fun, and I am not afraid to kick you from the RP if you are continuously rude to anyone involved.
- This roleplay is part of The Convergence Series, a multifandom Epic Roleplay group located right here on STC. If you're new to our group, welcome! You don't need any prior knowledge of our lore to join in, and I'm more than happy to bring in some new faces.
- OOC talk tends to go in our very own Discord server. If you would like to be part of it, just ask me to give you a link when you PM me your character sheet.
- I don't expect this RP to move super fast, as I work fulltime, and I know people have holiday obligations and school/work. Even so, it may be best to find a partner for posting, who can tag you and fill you in. I'll have plenty of NPCs in case you need someone to interact with, as well, so no need to worry about being left out!
- Please do try to post once a chapter so we can keep this RP going and finished in a timely manner. If you're going to need to be away a while or even drop out, let me know! I'll fill you in on anything you miss, because I want everyone involved!
This particular setting is Ever After High, where the characters are high schoolers getting ready to become famous fairy tale characters, the same characters their parents are, and their parents were, and so on. So, for example, if your character were going to be the next Cinderella, they'd be the child of the current Cinderella. During their time at school, the students take classes to prepare for their future, which are also taught by current fairy tale characters. At the beginning of senior year, students will participate in Legacy Day, the day where they sign their name into the Storybook of Legends and accept the fate that they were given.
And that's all I'll be saying~
This roleplay follows a Convergence format known as an Illusion Game. In an Illusion Game, you play as a character from a fandom (or a fandom OC, I'll allow those), but you will give them a false identity. It's basically as though you're playing as an OC, but in reality you're someone else completely!
Now, here are some guidelines for characters, just to make things easier:
- All player characters will be high school seniors. This way, everyone participates in Legacy Day, everyone is familiar with the school and world, and everyone knows how they truly feel about their upcoming destiny.
- Your character does not have to be the same gender as the original. Red Riding Hood can be a guy, Prince Charming can be a girl, etc.
- I'm gonna be extremely lenient with what counts as a a fairy tale, so you can have plenty of options and room for creativity! I'll allow stories from all over the world, fables, ancient myths (no gods though, stick to characters like Perseus or Heracles), folk tales, tall tales, classic ballets like Giselle or The Nutcracker, certain stories that have been adapted thousands of times over (Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz). If you have a question about what I will or will not allow, please don't be afraid to ask!
- I will allow "monster" type characters, like Medusa or Frankenstein's Monster, as long as they fit my above criteria. They will be considered exchange students from Monster High, in that case.
- As I mentioned above, no gods or otherwise immortal characters. Also, no figures from currently practiced religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, etc. Greek myths, Roman myths, and so on are fine.
- You can use any adaptation of a story in your character making! Just please link me whatever adaptation you choose to use so that I can be on the same page.
DO NOT POST THIS HERE! This entire sheet must be PMed to me, and then I'll edit it for posting here in the ooc. That way, your character will be a complete secret.
Illusion Appearance: (Please describe how they look! You can use a picture too, but definitely some form of written description is needed. You can have them look just like their true form, or you can go crazy with appearance. It's totally up to you!
True Appearance: (just a picture is fine here!)
Illusion Age: (remember your character is a high school senior!)
Future Character: (who will your illusion character become?)
Story: (link the version of the story here, unless you're using a character from a full novel)
True Canon: (what are they really from?)
Illusion Bio: (tell a bit more about your illusion character's life here.)
True Bio: (you can link a wiki page here)
Illusion Powers/Abilities: (what skills do they have? Remember, you're just a high schooler, so nothing too fancy. You're still learning. True powers I can find on the wiki, so you're good there lol.)
How does the illusion character feel about their fate?: (Are you excited to play your part, or no? A mix of the two?)
Other: (Anything else I should know goes here!)
REMEMBER TO PM ME THIS SHEET, AND DO NOT POST YOUR CS HERE UNTIL I GIVE YOU THE EDITED ONE.
@Lucky as Verde West [Wicked Witch of the West]
@ShadowCoyote0 as Hunter Wolf [Big Bad Wolf]
@Neko Shogun as Lina Blossom [Thumbelina]
@Crow as Fledgeling [The Ugly Duckling]
@Takumi as Angel [Little Red Riding Hood]
@Gummi Bunnies as Crescent Houraisan [Princess Kaguya]
@Jeremi as Pyry [The Snow Queen]
@MelodyMeister as Caroline Lewis [Alice]
@Lissamel as Mortiz Pfeifer [The Pied Piper]
@York as [The Ill-Fated Princess] (reserved)
@Archmage Jeremiah as Mallory Jekyll and Ms. Fortune [Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]
@MarMar as Olive [Rapunzel]
@Sark as Jean LeDompeteur de Beaumont [The Beast]
@Minerva as Georgia Pierce [St. George]
@Alex Azure as Hector Louis [Heracles]