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Side Story Paper Parade: Sign Ups.

Sark

Im-im-impossible!!
The Paper Parade:
Who doesn't love a good masquerade? Heat and song, dance and drink; if there are greater joys out there, they evade me still. A night of celebration and sin, all obscured by masks of velvet and lace. Consequences be damned; to masquerade is to live, free and ferocious.
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Alas for ye, seeker of merriment, for tonight's festivities are fated to be cut short. Blood shall salve our dance floor by the night's end. The clock's final chime shall lament a change irreversible. With each solemn tick and tock, the noose shall be tightened around ye necks. If the killer is not found by dawn, we shall all be corpses come morning. Aye, they're out for blood tonight.
Ah, Lord forgive me! I have made myself a fool. I have gotten ahead of myself once again. This talk of blood and death... it shall serve no higher purpose than to spoil our night. For all of our hard to work to go to waste... now that would be a truly be a sin.
Now go! Dance! Twirl! Live as if tonight were your last night on Earth. Heaven knows, it might just be so...

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Premise:
It start with nothing you haven't seen before. A letter with no return address. An invitation to a night your dare not miss. You have been called to attended a distant relative's masquerade ball. He says that you've earned a place in his will. All you have to do is survive the night. A murder. A mystery. A chalice of blood. All await you at the Paper Parade.
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Mechanics:
To earn their inheritance, the Guests/Players will have to complete a Secret Task each round. This task will be revealed to the Guests via a DM. These tasks might be simple. You might have to enter a certain room, or a say a certain line. They might be a little more sinister. You'll have to see how the night goes.

At the start of each round, a few 'Gatecrashers' will be selected. For reasons that will be revealed in time, the Gatecrashers will not be told what the secret task is. They will have to guess what the task is based on the conduct of their fellow guests if they want to avoid detection.

There will be consequences for failing to complete each round's Secret Task.

There will be consequences for failing to detect the Gatecrashers.

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Character Sheet:
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Canon Appearance: (A picture is fine here)
Character Name: (Self explanatory)
Canon: (What series is your character from?)
Character Bio: (A wiki link is fine here)
Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
(A brief description is fine. For much of the game, you won't have access to your equipment or abilities)
Masquerade Appearance:
(What will your character be wearing to the Masquerade? Feel free to describe as much or as little as you like. Feel free to include some character symbolism if you like, too. The theme of the masquerade is Animals and Animism, but you don't have to follow the theme if you don't want to. For much of the game, you will be unable to remove your masks.)
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Rules:
1) The Masquerade serves liquor, so your character must be an adult in order to attend.
2) For plot reasons, your character must be humanoid, and must be able to pass off as human. No robots allowed.
3) Typical STC rules apply. In the event of any disputes, GM's word is final, etc.
4) No duos this time. I am trying to keep things manageable.
5) Trigger Warning: This game will incorporate a few horror-esc elements. As such, there may be blood and murder.
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MarronQuillnest

I'm not immature, I just know how to have fun
Interested. I can't do the character sheet right now but I will fill it out when I can. Is that ok?
 

Yun Lee

MC MasterMind
Administrator
The Convergence Series GM
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Character Name: Margaretha Zelle
Canon: Identity V
Character Bio: At the age of eight, Margaretha, born Natalie, immigrated from her home country to a poor lakeside fishing village with her aunt and uncle. She grew up there, and one day the Hullabaloo Circus came to town, and with it a handsome clown Sergi, who courted Margaretha and convinced her to elope with him. She did so, joining the circus as the new animal tamer. Unfortunately, even with the glamour of stardom, her new life was anything but happy. Sergi was not a good man, keeping her from sending letters to her family and even going as far as to physically mistreat her. The final straw was an 'accident' that had burned his costar with corrosive acid that was very clearly his fault. Unable to take it anymore, Margaretha changed her name and fled, becoming a dancer in order to stay financially afloat. But what she didn't know was that her leaving had led to that costar seeking revenge...
Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
Margaretha is a skilled dancer, gifted in acrobatics and dextrous abilities. She's also good at performing, mimicry being a specialty. She also carries around a few music boxes, which she's tweaked after leaving her husband for good. The faster melody will increase the speed of the allies around it, while the slower one will slow down any adversaries. (This can of course be tweaked for the game)
Masquerade Appearance:
As Margaretha's design borrows from flapper fashions, she'll be dressed in a more formal flapper-style dress for this event. Light pink and covered in fringe and beads, along with a beaded headband, like this:
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Her animal of choice is a cat, and she wears a catlike beige mask over her eyes, with cat ears added to the headband to fully complete the look.​
 

Capri

salutations!
Mentor
Appearance
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Name
Mike Morton
Canon
Identity V
Character Bio
Adopted at a young age by the owner of Hullabaloo Circus, Mike was trained to be an acrobat and a juggler. He was frequently yelled at by his adoptive father, yet he developed a case of Stockholm Syndrome over him.
He had a habit of creating bombs, and while that caused a lot of tension backstage (especially with his use of the infamous Nitre), he became the most popular performer at the circus due to his bombastic stunts.
Yet all good things must come to an end. While coming back from shopping, Mike saw a horrific scene, the aftermath of a fire that tore apart the circus he held so near and dear to his heart, and the corpse of the man who raised him.
Now, he’s on a desperate search for the person behind the slaughter. Hoping to find answers.
Powers/Abilities/Weapons
Mike is a skilled acrobat and juggler. He is able to flip through the air and balance on both incredibly narrow objects and rolling objects with ease.
He is also very smart, as shown with his ability to create bombs from nitre and camel dung.
Let’s talk about those bombs, because there’s three types: red bombs light fires, black bombs inhibit movement, and white bombs inhibit vision.
Masquerade Appearance:
His actual costume looks a lot like his in game Mr. Swifts costume:
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His mask resembles that of an owl, yet with gold surrounding the feathers and a golden “beak”.​
 

Minerva

South of the Border, West of the Sun
"One leaf in, one thorn out."

Canon Appearance:


Character Name: Rose Archer


Canon: Close to the Sun

Character Bio:

Rose Archer is an award winning investigative journalist for the Manchester Guardian. Upon receiving a letter from her sister, she set upon to visit the Helios, a grand ship for scientific research created by Nikola Tesla. Upon finding the ship abandoned, she began investigating it, discovering that they were attempting to find a solution to an energy crisis, only to tear a hole open in time. This resulted in monsters hunting down and killing the researchers, electrical problems, and Jack the Ripper, disguised as a crew member, killing those who survived. Rose, along with Nikola Tesla, were able to close the breach, preventing it from spreading further.

Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
She has no abilities per say, however, she is an award winning journalist and comprehensive investigator. Skilled at running quickly, and figuring things out.

Masquerade Appearance:

Rose's outfit is very similar to her standard uniform, but more formal. Her jacket is worn over a traditional white dress, with black opera gloves over her hands. Rose's mask is that of a purple and gold Butterfly. (Representing the Butterfly Effect). Inside her jacket pocket is a gold pocket watch engraved with the signature of her sister. A triskelion adorns each of her jacket buttons.​
 
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Yun Lee

MC MasterMind
Administrator
The Convergence Series GM
Swapping out Margaretha for...
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Character Name: Michiko
Canon: Identity V
Character Bio: Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
As a vengeful spirit, Michiko's grief and anger over her fate allows her to take on a dangerous form, known as her Prajna Form. In this state, she is slower, but will be able to attack, pass through objects and walls, and even rise high into the air. Along with this, Michiko can manifest her rage into the form of swallowtail butterflies, and use them to essentially teleport back to where she placed them. They can also be attached to other people, though doing so puts Michiko at risk. As she hates being looked at, anyone with a butterfly may turn to face her and send her into a panic where she must conceal her face. She also carries a fan with her with a blade concealed inside that she can use quite effectively.
Masquerade Appearance:
For this masquerade, Michiko has taken on the appearance of a Manchurian Crane. Wearing a monochrome kimono that resembles the bird of choice, Michiko's hair is done up with both a bun and long braid. She also wears a birdlike half-mask to compliment the outfit.

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Capri

salutations!
Mentor
Swapping out Mike for

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“I WILL HAVE ORDER!”
Name

Zhongli
Real Name: Morax
Canon
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Character Bio:
Powers/Weapons/Abilities:
Geo Vision: Granted to him by the Geo Archon, Zhongli can use the vision weaved into his cape to utilize the power of the earth. However, this is a lie. Zhongli is the Geo Archon, the vision in his cape is just reflective glass. His true power source comes from his gnosis, embedded deep within his body. Rip that out and you’ve essentially sidelined a god.
Vortex Vanquisher: Zhongli’s signature weapon. A sharp polearm that can seemingly pierce through anything. When swung, one can almost see the rift it tears in the air. Mastery of the Geo element comes with shields, and through some arcane magic Vortex Vanquisher is able to not only strengthen Zhongli’s shields but also boost his attack while inside the shields.
Dominus Lapidis: Zhongli can command the omnipresent power of the earth to solidify into a Stone Stele, standing for 30 seconds and dealing damage at it’s creation. With some more effort, Zhongli can make the surrounding Geo energy explode, not only creating a Stone Stele but also a shield jade, which, if picked up by anyone on his side, creates a shield that can absorb physical attacks and magical attacks. If other Stone Steles (or any other Geo structure) are nearby, the stele resonates and deals additional damage.
Planet Befall: Zhongli can summon a falling Geo meteor and not only damage, but also petrify them.
Tenacity of the Militeth: Zhongli’s artifact set consisting of the Flower of Accolades, the Ceremonial War Plume, the Orichalceous Time-Dial, the Noble's Pledging Vessel, and the General's Ancient Helm. This set increases the amount of damage Zhongli can take. Not only that, but through the omnipresent power of the earth, this set of artifacts can boost the power of his teammates and also boost shield power.
Slow-Cooked Bamboo Shoot Soup: Zhongli’s specialty dish. If Zhongli cooks it, it can slowly regenerate health for all who consume it.
Masquerade Appearance
Wears attire similar to that of a Chinese Hanfu, tinted orange with dragon embroiderments. He wears a stylized dragon mask with the Geo symbol on top of it. The mask itself resembles the blocky structure of the stone steles he creates.​
 

Lucky

But We Were Happy
Canon Appearance:
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Character Name: Cayden Luz
Canon: OC
Character Bio: You know what they say about mirrors being the window to the soul? Oh, that's eyes- point for realizing the typo. Well, what they don't tell you about mirrors is that everyone's reflections are actually mirror reality version of them. However you are, the mirror self is the exact opposite. What does this little tidbit have to do with Cayden? Everything. You see, some mirror versions if the person is notable enough can walk through the mirror and be in our world. That is exactly what Cayden's father did. And he lived a life here... and fell in love. That's how Cayden was born.... and how his mother died. You see, mirror versions and the real version of people aren't able to stay alive if they bear a child who has even a bit of the other. But that's enough tragic backstory. He grew a pretty normal life, being the child of an only father. Sure, he can occasionally read a person through their eyes, but can't everyone do that? No.... Oh, okay. He was invited to the party as his mom knew the host.
Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
Sword- A magical sword that allows him to visit his dad's home universe...... he does not know that, so it's just a sword to him. Oh and also if it is broken, he dies.... but he also dies if you kill him a normal way too.
Window to the Soul- Cayden is able to read people true intentions by looking in their eyes, but that's pretty normal. You know- any standard psycharist can do that.
Masquerade Appearance:
Cayden will be wearing a blue stylized suit along with a black jacket and dress pants. He has a custom made mask that is a painted gold. He has some trust issues so it doesn't follow the theme..... traditionally. It does however give the resembalance of a human face as he wears it so he appears whiter than he actually is. Actually ironically, it doesn't look like he is wearing a mask at the masquerade.
 

Takumi

Member of the Yato Club
Canon Appearance:


Character Name:
Korra
Canon:
Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Character Bio:
Korra

Taken after Kuvira's defeat, but before the wedding in Season 4.

Powers/Abilities/Equipment:

Martial Arts:
Korra trained under the White Lotus' watch in both bending and martial arts since she was a child, and eventually learned the Pro-bending fighting style after coming to Republic City. She has many different fighting styles under her belt.

Bending:
As the Avatar, Korra needs to learn and master all four elements as well as their bending styles. She struggled with Airbending and the spiritual side to the bending art, but she eventually learns it. She utilizes all elements equally, but favors each one for different strategies: airbending mostly for crowd control and non-lethal purposes, such as gliding and evasive manoeuvres; waterbending for both defensive and offensive manoeuvres; earthbending for strong attacks; firebending for raw "all-in" aggression. She learned metalbending, being the first metalbending Avatar.

Energy Bending:
She learned energybending from Aang's spirit in the events of season 1, and used it to restore many people's bending that had been blocked/lost. Certain individuals didn't get their bending back, since they were criminals.

Avatar State:
Known as an ability to use the knowledge and abilities of past Avatars. As the Avatar, Korra is as a bridge between the "Material World" and the "Spirit World", the plane of existence where the universe's disembodied spirits dwell. As her training under Tenzin progressed, she had slowly reconnected with her spirituality, seeing visions and accessing various memories from her past lives. Korra is able to purify "dark spirits" by balancing the energy within them. After the events of second season, Korra's Avatar State isn't able to access to the knowledge of her predecessors since she lost her connection to them indefinitely. However, she can communicate with Raava directly instead, something her predecessors were generally unable to do.

Masquerade Appearance:



 

Lucky

But We Were Happy
Switching out Cayden!


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( I'm using his Detroit: Evolution appearance just because I like the fandom IRL actor better than the character design.)
Character Name:
Gavin Reed
Canon: Detroit: Become Human ( Cannon divergent version, taking more inspiration from a fan film)
Character Bio: Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
It would just be his gun for his weaponsl
Masquerade Appearance:
Gavin has never been one for themes. That being said, he is wearing a coyote themed mask obscuring most of his face, minus his mask. He is also wearing a brown leather jacket and a t-shirt and jeans because he was not going fancy for a party.
Extra: The version of Gavin is bi.
 

Jackythejack

Active Member
Canon Appearance: This site won’t let me upload pictures from my phone :(
Character Name:
Charles Muntz
Canon: Pixar’s Up
Character Bio: Powers/Abilities/Equipment: Besides being a daring explorer, Muntz doesn’t have much going for him. He’s smart enough to make dog collars that let him communicate with dogs. He also...has a gun, I guess. He also has his walking cane.

Masquerade Appearance:
A simple man with simple tastes, Muntz wears a simple outfit to the masquerade. It’s a normal tuxedo suit, black on the outside with a white inner shirt. Complete with dress pants and dress shoes. The suit itself, however, does seem to be a bit...old, and not very well cared for. It’s as if he didn’t care much about how the suit actually looked. He just wore one to save face. Speaking of face, his is covered by a mask similar to that of a bird/plague doctor mask. With a large beak protruding, the mask is colorful at the sides, resembling the feathers of a tropical bird.
 
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Character Name: Daughter, may go by Ashla to avoid confusion
Canon: Star Wars
Character Bio: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Daughter/Legends
Powers/Abilities/Equipment: Daughter has the Force, and as a Force Wielder, is very powerful. She is the physical embodiment of the Light Side of the Force. She is also known to be able to shapeshift into a gryphon, and follows Ahsoka Tano in the form of a convor after the events of Mortis.
Masquerade Appearance: Daughter will be wearing a feathered white dress in the style of her canon outfit. Her mask will also be white and will be in the shape of a gryphon's head
Note: I apologize if this is no longer accepting forms. I forgot to look at the open stuff beforehand.
 

Minerva

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Changing out Rose, as we discussed

Canon Appearance:



Character Name:
Lydia Frye

Canon:
Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Character Bio: The 23 year old Lydia is the granddaughter of Assassin Jacob Frye and the Grandniece of Evie Frye. Trained in Assassin techniques by her family, she stays in London while her parents work abroad in Europe. She began working in rooting out Templar spies in England, and continued that work in the First World War.

Powers/Abilities/Equipment:
Like the rest of her family, Lydia wields a hidden blade in her sleeve, used for assassinations as well as zipping around the city. She also carries a kukri wielded by her great uncle, Henry Green. For ranged combat, she carries an M1877 "Lightning" revolver given by Evie.
Besides these standard abilities, she is highly trained in assassin abilities, including parkour, lockpicking, sniping, and the ability to throw knives with precision.
She retains the supernatural ability of many assassins known as Eagle Vision, allowing her to see things that others can not by focusing herself.

Masquerade Appearance:
Going with the theme of the party, Lydia wears a feathered mask in the design of an eagle, akin to the Assassin symbolic animal. She carries a fan with the design of peacock feathers on it, and a necklace with the Assassin Emblem. Her dress is a large, extravagant, ballroom dress akin to that of her historical predecessor, the Templar Elise de la Serre, although able to be torn away into her military-style assassin robes if needed.

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Sark

Im-im-impossible!!
Canon Appearance: View attachment 10129
Character Name: Daughter, may go by Ashla to avoid confusion
Canon: Star Wars
Character Bio: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Daughter/Legends
Powers/Abilities/Equipment: Daughter has the Force, and as a Force Wielder, is very powerful. She is the physical embodiment of the Light Side of the Force. She is also known to be able to shapeshift into a gryphon, and follows Ahsoka Tano in the form of a convor after the events of Mortis.
Masquerade Appearance: Daughter will be wearing a feathered white dress in the style of her canon outfit. Her mask will also be white and will be in the shape of a gryphon's head
Note: I apologize if this is no longer accepting forms. I forgot to look at the open stuff beforehand.
The game is still open! Welcome! Here's a link to the IC:
 
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