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Martian

Member Since 25 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 19 2014 11:24 PM
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Lady Aniseed [FINAL]

04 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

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Roleplay Area: Lands of Equestria
Name: Lady Aniseed (‘Anise’ or ‘Ani’ to her parents, when they are feeling quaint.)
Sex: Female
Age: Mare
Species: Unicorn
Eye Color: Violet
Skin Color(s): Pale Blue
Mane/Tail Color(s) & Style: Silver with a grey stripe, kept in a long tumble of artful curls that are so very in fashion.
Physique: Tall and lean, as any unicorn of class should be. Often decorated with various trinkets.
Cutie Mark: A star anise seed pod.
Residence: Canterlot, though does own a modest number of villas in particularly choice cities such as Trottingham and Fillydelphia. With the resurgence of the Crystal Empire, she has taken an interest in acquiring a home there as well- It isn’t like they are expensive for one of her class.

Occupation: Being wealthy. This state of being is kept in balance by having been granted a very large trust fund from her parents. Because they aren’t stupid parents, the entirety of the fund is held by a very wise investment advisor who only allows Anise a part of the dividends from the interest every month. It is more than enough to keep her living at a level of lavish comfort that even most of Canterlot’s upper crust could only dream of.

Personality: Classy, poised, regal... and bored.
Anise was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a gilt crib to sleep in- she’s never been wanting for anything, and has never so much as lifted a hoof to get something done as there was always a pony around to do it for her. She’s never cooked a meal, made a bed or washed her clothes, much less anything so demeaning as hold down a job. A life in the lap of luxury had all the effect one would expect; she tends to be shallow, vain, and more than a little clueless when out of her element, which is a very narrow path in itself. Beyond the world of trite fashion, mindless gossip, snobbery, and the occasional bit of surprising insight into spices (her family having gained their wealth through the spice trade,) she is at a loss.
This is an unfortunate thing because Anise feels inexplicably bored with her life, though cannot for the life of herself figure out why. The garden parties have grown dull, the regal stallions and glamourous mares of her class that she so loved to mingle with, the endless gossip about this mare and that stallion, all now about as interesting as watching paste dry. Even taking an impulsive jaunt to some city or another has lost its charm and excitement…
For most ponies this would be a tell-tale sign to move on and find something else, but for one born into the lifestyle with no experience of anything outside of it, it only leaves confusion. The status quo must be upheld, and Anise is expected to be a young lady of class and culture…

How desperately does her heart cry out for something else.

History: Born into the Saffron family and given everything she could ever want from day one. The family itself has an extensive history that stretches back through the decades, all the way to one intrepid trader who braved hard lands to bring back a wealth in the form of never-before-seen spices to Equestria. That visionary pony built a business that swiftly grew into a dynasty that stretched across the continent through razor-minded business acumen and occasional bloody-hooved piratical takeovers. Her descendants since then had taken the form of cunning traders, knife-minded lawyers, and more than the fair share of grinning pirates, each of whom have left their mark on the family and Equestria.
The current-day Saffron family is more into quiet, over-the-counter dealing and trading than sabre-wielding piracy, but the history is there… and it is another reason for Anise’s disappointment in her station: Her family has all this history, and the best thing she has done in life thus far was to have the third highest grades of her class at her finishing school, and that was five years past.
At her age, Anise’s ancestor Saffron has already crossed the lands of the Zebra twice.

Perhaps a change in scenery...

Exploring two game concepts.

29 October 2013 - 03:06 AM

Seeking input as well as interest.

 

There are two potential stories residing in my head, both of which have great draw for me as I have been sitting on them for a long time, but I really feel I will only have enough attention to give to one game. Given how busy things are getting, even one game might be a roll of the dice for me, but even so, ponies must pony.

 

Two games, both focusing on adventure, hardship, and possibly even a touch of horror amongst a tiny group of young fillies and colts.

 

The first takes place in the far-off lands of the Zebra, where a group of youngsters in a small tribe will find themselves in an adventure far greater than they could have ever forseen. An innocent (if somewhat against the rules) trip to the riverbank lands them at the very center of a mystery. In short order they find themselves far from their home and tribe, being chased by the many minions of Semmukhan the Crocodile King, trying to avoid his clutches and return home to safety, all the while seeing places and things they could have never dreamed of as part of the tribe.

 

The second game feels much alike, save that instead of taking place in the very real world of Zebrica, this game happens in the Dreamlands. Young souls are stolen away from sleeping bodies by insidious Elphines, cast away from their familiaes and homes into the Dreamlands, where nothing is truly as it seems. They must overcome their fears and themselves as they journey through the unbridled chaos of the otherworld to seek out the one true ruler of that realm; the King in Yellow.

 

Both games are fairly serious in nature, though with every opportunity to simply have fun in strange settings while exploring the true depths of your chosen character.

 

The only major rule I would be enforcing is to have 'real' characters, as in, the fillies and colts are just your average pony- no incredible powers, no fantastical abilities, maybe not yet even able to do what would be normal for their type (still too young to fly for a pegasi; only rare, uncontrolled bursts of magic for a unicorn, etc,) and no crippling mary-sue-I'm-so-special debilitiations. The name of both games is to explore who the characters -ARE-, not what they can do.

 

Thoughts? Arguments? Concerns? Outright, unabashed hatred? Ideas? Interest? Personal abuse?

Locked out of certain forums?

27 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

Not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but I am marked as unable to post new threads in certain areas. In particular, I can't do anything in the RP planning area's LoE OOC section, but I can put up a new thread in the FFA OOC section for some reason.

 

I'd rather like to get into the LoE area so I can start laying out the foundations and first calls for interest on a potential game.

 

What do?

He's just this guy, you know?

25 October 2013 - 04:17 AM

I'v never been much for introductions, but I suppose it is the thing to do.

 

Hai. I'm Martian, also known as 'The Martian', but I do prefer just to be called Bill- er, I mean, Marty. I'm a bit of an author, a bit of an artist, and a bit of a knobhead at times, though I do try to keep it under wraps by acting all cool and mysterious while trying to avoid talking.

 

It doesn't work, but at least the effort is there, yea?

 

A rather good author I know mentioned this place recently, and I figured I'd wander over for a visit, given my old, crippling addiction to PBP roleplaying and the new (well, year-old now,) addiction to pony. Given that my story writing is on hiatus as it is, not certain if I even will join in to do anything at any point in the near future, but I am here now, and there is always that chance...

 

See, I have had this one story idea chewing on the back of my skull for months, and I decided a long while ago that it would be best as an RP rather than a story... Perhaps this is the place to get it off the ground, if I could convince anyone to RP as zebra foals.

 

But regardless, I am here, and now I am going to wander off again to make some tea.

 

Cheers.