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The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by Gaslight on October 18, 2014, 19:07:05 pm »
Actually, the whole point of this RP is that you could potentially lose characters on a whim XD This is an area that's underdeveloped since we never reached a consensus on it, but the point was that - as long as it's not unreasonable - a character could die at the drop of the hat. I'll lay out some examples for the benefit of the new folk:

Examples of something feasible:

Zaire walks out of the forest and across the open southern plains. Raj was hiding in the trees at the edge of the forest and has a bow. Raj shoots Zaire in the chest from a distance and Zaire dies.


Zaire decides that he wants to kill Gabby. He's got Gabby pinned down and is choking him to death. Gabby's not realistically able to fight Zaire off, so he would die. Or Gabby manages to get a hold of a rock if one is nearby and smacks Zaire in the side of the head, potentially knocking Zaire off of him and surviving (for now).

Examples of something not feasible:

Zaire walks out of the forest and across the open southern plains. Raj is in the heart of the arena with a bow, and in the space of a single post makes it to the edge of the forest and shoots Zaire in the chest. Like... yeah, that's not going to happen. These characters don't have superhuman speed.


Zaire decides that he wants to kill Gabby. He's got Gabby pinned down and is choking him to death. Gabby flings Zaire off of him and then stabs him with a knife in the chest. Ummm... Gabby is significantly smaller and weaker than Zaire, so how would he be able to simply throw Zaire off of him?

This RP is a lot about strategy as well (probably more about strategy than mansex) so the rules were made as they were to encourage people to think tactically about what they were doing, because if you don't then the consequences could be dire.

But your proposal seems fair to me. If someone approaches you with an idea for a death scene and you're willing to let Hanel die, then I'll leave it up to your discretion as to whether or not you want to go for it.
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by FangirlNation on October 18, 2014, 18:50:43 pm »
Yeah I can go with that. I understand it's not cool for Hanel to get out of every confrontation scott-free, I just want to ensure I'm not going to lose him on a whim (I'm sure no one would do that, but I've had it happen in RPs before and it's very frustrating).

If it's a surprise he can be mortally wounded and if I can't find a solution he's gone. If they've approached me beforehand we can set up the death scene so I'm prepared, and can have another character waiting in the wings. Is that fair?
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by Gaslight on October 18, 2014, 18:30:59 pm »

So kind of like a qualified immortality then? XD The death can definitely be done, the maiming I'm not so sure. I'm sure people will respect the fact that you don't want Hanel's arm or leg to be hacked off, but he can't be invulnerable from all kinds of grave injury (even if it's by surprise) otherwise it's pretty pointless having him in a survival RP. I think what we agreed on at the beginning of the RP was that if an 'immortalised' character ends up losing a fight with/being ambushed by another character, he'll be gravely wounded and won't be playable for a certain of period of time (I forget how long it was. I'll look it up for you since I can't remember if it's in the rules or floating somewhere in the early annals of the discussion thread). Just to make things fair: those of us who are fine with character death will literally lose a character we've spent potentially months developing, so it wouldn't be fair if an 'immortalised' character could escape completely without any consequences.

Thank you for bringing it up though, it's reminded me to find out where the new players stand on character death. I'll add another section to the Updates thread to list which characters are immortalised and which aren't. So a shout out to everyone (old and new):

The Claiming / Re: The Claiming (Open)
« Last Post by FangirlNation on October 18, 2014, 18:15:53 pm »
Hanel watched from the shadows in the tree husk as another submissive stalked past. He looked much like Hanel--small compared to his expansive surroundings and completely on alert. Hanel was sure dominants didn't have to navigate the arena with such caution. They were typically stronger, and their main competition was other dominants. A submissive's competition was another submissive, as well as any dominant that deemed they weren't strong enough to be a companion.

For a moment Hanel wondered if he should show himself. The company of another submissive was preferable to being alone, but it would be a relationship devoid of trust. As soon as it came time for sleep neither of them would rest well with the fear that the other would murder them while unarmed.

No, it would be better to lay low and collect provisions on his own for now. Usually within the first few hours people were too trigger-happy. They weren't thinking of survival, but instead of killing as many of their competitors as possible. Only when "sundown" approached were the others contemplating grouping up.

Ah, shit. Well, it looked like Hanel wasn't being given a choice. The submissive had locked eyes with him, and now he was being told to come out. If he wanted to make his case to this guy he had to think fast.

Hanel moved slowly out from the cover of the tree--one hand in the air and the other with his knife close to his chest. He made sure his body showed no signs of hostility, just a semi-surrender at the other submissive's wishes. The more he showed he wasn't a threat the more likely the chance of them being able to come to an understanding.

"I'm not going to attack you," Hanel said. "I wasn't sure who you were, so I hid until I could gauge whether you were a threat or not. Obviously, I should've hid a little better, but that's neither here nor there."

Now that the submissive knew he wasn't dangerous Hanel quickly tried to sell his good traits. "See that tree behind you? Not the big trunk, but the one growing around that trunk? If we open it there's likely water within the vine-like appendages. I'm guessing it's drawing it from the lake, and the tree is purifying it as it goes up to the tallest parts. If we can't make a fire that's safer water to drink."

Hanel's eyes then darted toward a water apple tree that sat closer to where the heart was. "And that tree has sweet fruit that's safe to eat. Unfortunately, it has a cousin who has deadly fruits, and you can only tell by smell which one is good and which isn't."

The other submissive looked extremely skeptical at this point, and Hanel knew this was his chance. He carefully brought the hand that had been in the air down and held it out for a handshake. He stood there, smiling, and said, "I'm Hanel. My grandfather is a physician in the outer villages and was able to teach me about plants for healing and survival. I don't know everything but I know enough to keep myself alive for a while. If you'd be willing to make a pact..."

Hanel then slashed at his palm--only a small cut--and held it out again. "Blood pact. We stick with one another until we find a dominant. You may not like it, but we need them if one of us wants to get out alive," Hanel stressed. "But obviously there are none here now, and no guarantee they'd want us if they saw us. So, until they're willing to make claim, we help each other live."

He had no idea if this little plan would work. The other submissive could deem him worthless and try to kill him immediately. That would mean Hanel would have to fight him, which wasn't preferable. And even if he did accept, Hanel had no idea how binding this guy thought a blood pact was. They were pretty serious in the villages, but otherwise it was anyone's guess.
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by FangirlNation on October 18, 2014, 18:15:31 pm »
Okay, that sounds good and answers all the questions I had! Oh, and I'd like to put Hanel up for immortality through the RP. I mean I could definitely discuss his death or maiming with someone if they had a good idea, but like no surprise death please.
The Claiming / Re: The Claiming (Open)
« Last Post by Elendae_Narel on October 18, 2014, 17:00:08 pm »
This was an absolutely terrible idea, but it wasn't as though he could take credit for such an idea, no, him being forced to engage in the barbaric savagery of "the claiming" had been all and completely up to his previous dom's rival. He'd been doing his best to avoid this mess for the last several years, and he'd been doing a bang-up job of it if he did think so himself. Ral had protected him, taught him to fight, and showed him ways to use himself and his body so that he'd never been pushed around or bullied again, if he didn't want to be. Unfortunately, in this society, there was always someone bigger and badder than you. Hence, the reason for this predicament in the first place. There were honestly too many of them, and it was just easier to agree than it was to fight. You had to know when and who to pick you battles with and leader of the "Green Frog" was not a person he ever wanted to fight, ever. That being said, that particular dom was at fault for this heavy duty dose of bullshit.

Gabby stared out over the mess of mangled branches, disease-ridden, stinky swamp and extremely obvious death trap and sighed. "This is bullshit..." he was not ready to accept any of this yet, nor was he ready to accept the fact that he would most likely die in this mess. He took another deep breath and tried not to let the smell get to him. "I am not going to cower in a corner like every other submissive in this hell hole and wait for some big dom to come rescue me." He took another breath as he finished speaking, "I have got to get out of this town... go somewhere where they're more goddamn civilized." He brushed a slender hand through his black locks, gathering them, and then twisting them back and out of his face with a clip he kept on his person.

He looked down when he didn't find the clip in it's normal place, "you have GOT to be fucking kidding me..." Black was a great colour, he wore a great deal of black, the majority of his wardrobe back home was black, but black sucked at camouflage any other time but at night, and the tacky green belt in question labeled him as none other than what he was: a submissive. "I really hate that label. Just because I can't bench-press four-hundred pounds with one arm does not make me a sub. Fuck this shit." Unfortunately, he couldn't really do anything about it, any of it, he was in the games and he had to make due knowing that.

He wandered around the shallower edge of the swamp, amber-coloured eyes taking in everything that could be of use around him. He had to find a stick, a stick that was long enough so that he could use it to find places that he didn't really want to step in. "Stick stick stick stick stick..." he said to himself.

He eventually found one and began poking the ground with it, finding places that wouldn't swallow him up so that he'd never be seen again, places where he could jump or wade across to a better area that didn't smell so bad and wasn't so fucking wet. "I'm probably gonna smell like gold to these assholes..." he said to no one in particular again. "Fuck... All right fuckers... none of you can hear me and that's fine, but I am not gonna make this easy for you. You want me... You're gonna have to be better than me..." Yep. That sounded good to him.

His appearance was submissive in nature, unfortunately for him, the label always had been about appearances. It was the main reason that he'd quit school: he didn't like the way that he was being treated by everyone in the class, the teacher included. He was smart, but he was small, slender, a slight bit more on the curvacious side than most of the boys that he knew, and quiet. He didn't speak to anyone unless he wanted to, unless he felt that they were worthy of his opinion or his commentary. He wasn't lazy, he just didn't give a shit about social normals or the way that things were supposed to be. His legs were long, slightly muscled in the way that a dancer's would be, and his hips prominent. His black hair was longer in the front and shorter in the back, easier to manage, but attractive all the same.

He sighed again, this entire thing was going to suck.
The Claiming / Re: Updates and the Current Agenda
« Last Post by Gaslight on October 18, 2014, 15:02:49 pm »
Character Stats
Updated 18/10/14

Rules For Multiples:

1. All characters need to be approved and placed before they can come into play (mostly to allow me to keep track of the Dom/Sub ratio)

2. All characters created must remain fairly active, dependent on circumstances (obviously if a character is unconscious or recovering from a severe injury etc. then he won't be expected to be active)

3. There is no limit on how many characters any one member can create, providing that not ALL the characters are Doms or Subs. However, if we currently have an imbalance (too many Subs/Doms) then you will be allowed to play solely Doms/Subs so long as there is an imbalance.

4. You can put any character you currently have on hiatus if you want to so long as you alert the group that that character will be unavailable. You can also downgrade a main character to a side character or kill him off if you get bored of playing him. Side characters do not need to be approved, but if you decide you want to promote a side character to a main character you'll only be allowed to do so as long as we don't have too many of his kind already (e.g. wanting to promote a Dom side character while we have too many Doms). If you want to promote a side character but can't because of an imbalance, let me know and I'll give him a position the moment one frees up.

5. If the character you are playing is killed, you can choose to create another one and keep playing. Since you'll be replacing a character, you'll be allowed to create a character of the same type even if we have an imbalance (so if we have too many Subs and the character that died was a Sub, then your new character can still be a Sub). Or you can choose to make him a character of the opposite type instead, as long as we're not suffering an imbalance (so if we have too many Subs and the character that died was a Dom, your new character won't be accepted if he's a Sub until space for Subs opens up).

Post any profiles you want approved to the discussion thread.

Current number of Doms: 4
Current number of Subs: 4
Characters being accepted at the moment: Doms and Subs

Active Characters: All
Characters on Hiatus: None

Killable Characters                            Non-Killable Characters
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by Gaslight on October 18, 2014, 14:54:44 pm »
Yes, I am a master at organisation and self-promotion. Let no one tell you otherwise.

Oh, and I meant to answer this as well:
Also, should we propose a meet-up between the two sub and dom groups for now? Unless everyone currently already has a direction they're going in.

As a general rule, we're not organising anything as a group. It's every man for themselves. If you'd like to interact with a certain character then it's up to you to orchestrate it by going to find him (all the characters' positions are noted down and you should know where everyone is from reading the RP anyway). But you're perfectly welcome to try and work things out with individual members, if you'd so like.

For my group in particular - which is the problem group considering it's where almost all the doms are - I can't see us moving far anytime soon considering one of the number is unconscious. But maybe they will, all depends on Kaz's reply to see what Alann wants to do about the situation. You'd need to speak to Kitten and Kira about where their characters are at. But your own characters can always venture to the western forest or the north where the other groups are if you want to find more people (just make sure you don't do any weird timeskips that would interrupt what other players are doing).

This is mostly because the main point of the RP isn't to hook up, it's... well, to survive. I think it would definitely be interesting to get some fights between characters going down soon though.
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by Kazuo on October 18, 2014, 14:51:54 pm »
@Rikku No, not really. Haha. But, thank you for making me feel special. : ))))

This is cool! We're growing in numbers. ;D
Awesome, @Gaslight!
The Claiming / Re: Discussion Thread
« Last Post by Rikku on October 18, 2014, 05:56:14 am »
@Gaslight Nah, not to worry. I know how you feel. Take your time and don't sweat it - we're all here to have fun after all o:

@Kazuo Would you believe it if I said we're all waiting for you? (:< Muwahaha, feel the guilt! (I'm 200% teasing, lol take as much time as you need, dear)

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