➣ — Your character is already awake. Or maybe not, maybe they’re napping in the lobby, maybe they’re in the kitchen, maybe they’re gathered in a group in the ball room mourning the young girl that has so recently passed. It doesn’t matter what they’re doing, really, and they don’t have to move…but they might want to. The first thing they notice is the drop in temperature. Maybe it’s a draft from outside, maybe someone forgot to stoke the fire, maybe someone’s just walked through the door. But then it keeps dropping, and soon they can see their breath fanning out before them, and not soon after that they notice the frost that’s slowly creeping up the palace walls, the floor becoming slick with ice. Winter has invited itself into the castle, and there is no escaping it.
So you know that darling little Ice Queen that’s been lurking around the castle? The one that’s so sweet with hints of sass and a sad backstory sprinkled in?
She’s really not as sweet as you might think. Don’t believe me? Believe the trolls. This is one of their prophecies from years ago about the darling girl; and believe me when I tell you that a troll prophecy is not to be questioned.Your future is bleak/Your kingdom will splinter/Your land shall be cursed/With unending winter/With blasts of cold will come dark art,/And a ruler with a frozen heart./Then all will perish in snow and ice,/Unless you are freed with a sword sacrifice.
Lovely little rhyme isn’t it? Well, that being said, enjoy the lovely weather, and be careful who you trust.
So a lot of you have probably been wondering what the ever-loving hell is going on. Killing characters? The four horsemen of the apocalypse? SATAN?!!?1/1/!?!
Guys calm down Satan has always been here, Lauren just decided to project herself into a character.
Okay, all joking aside this post is really just to let you guys know whats going on. I’ll start you off with the newest addition to the plot:
This place is a beacon of power, and power draws the darkest of souls to it. So along came four of the darkest creatures, salivating at the thought of ultimate control and just dying to drink up every bit of magic this place had to offer.
Among these four creatures was an angel — one who’s wings had disintegrated into nothing more than bones and rotting flesh eons ago. He had been trapped for so many years, until one of the competitors, in all her nativity, set him free.
The fallen angel by the name of Chernabog, known to most as the fallen angel Lucifer, set foot on the castle grounds, and when he saw what lie within the stone walls he knew that it was his time; the end of days was upon them all, and he would be leading it.
He gathered up his four horsemen to fight with him, crowning the Goddess Hecate as the Conquerer, The Boogie man asfamine and disease, The Gargoyle Demona as war, and knighted himself the greatest threat of all; death.
Thus the seals were broken, and the apocalypse began in Disney Reality Castle.
Basically shits getting seriously fucked up. Well it’s always been fucked up but…you get the point. This was a plot idea that I’ve actually had for a while now ever since I watched season five of Supernatural and thought to myself, hey, you know what would spice things up at the castle? The apocalypse.
BUT KAILAH, WHAT WILL OUR CHARACTERS DO, IT’S ALL BECOME SO HOPELESS.
Uh, duh? I live for angst and torturing every character that’s a part of this roleplay. You guys know me by now, c’mon.
In all seriousness though, don’t worry your pretty little minds, because with this darkness is coming a lot of light as well. If I just killed off people and didn’t give the characters any fighting chance then this roleplay would never move forward.
That being said here are some of the big changes coming to DRRP:
Challenges will now be taking place on the castle grounds (for the most part) only if necessary will the characters be transported to other realms. This doesn’t mean that they’re going to be any easier, however. When I say the challenges are going to take place in the castle, I mean that the castle grounds are going to be transformed into a living breathing death trap, in most cases.
No longer does everyone have to do a challenge drabble. If you want to because you have insipiration or you want it for a character plot then by all means, go for it! But not all of you have to do one.
Except for one.
Each time a challenge comes I will pick one person that is responsible for writing a challenge drabble. Why am I doing this? Not because I want to pick on one person. I promise. I’m doing it because whoever writes that challenge drabble will be the one that “defeats” the challenge.
This is probably confusing you, and that’s because I have yet to tell you of one of the puzzle pieces.
You know that pesky barrier that’s been keeping all the competitors trapped on the castle grounds? Well it’s coming down. I haven’t figured it out yet and I want us to start a conversation on the OOC about it but one of the competitors (or two, or a whole team, like I said we’ll discuss it) is going to figure out how to bring the barrier down.
Obviously the four horsemen can’t have this.
So the challenges are becoming less of just something to torture the competitors and more of something to hinder them from getting out from under the Horsemen’s grasp. Because no people in the castle = no magic.
So, back to the champion
The person who I assign the challenge drabble to will pick one of their characters (if they have multitudes of them) and that character will be the one who overcomes the challenge, thus ending it.
The challenges will still be two weeks long, perhaps longer if the drabble writer needs more time to figure out how their character will defeat the challenge.
This is probably still confusing you guys so here’s an example:
For the next two weeks the castle is going to be FROZEN a la Arendelle. Though the castle itself will be more like Elsa’s castle. It’s going to be covered head to toe in ice.
I’m picking Lauren as the drabble writer/champion for this challenge for obvious reasons. Like…really obvious reasons.
Whoever Lauren choses (GEE I WONDER WHO IT WILL BE) is going to be the one who thaws the castle and gets everything that comes with the challenge to get the fuck out.
Do you get what I’m saying now? I hope so. And if you don’t we’re going to have a dicussion about this on the OOC, like I said. I might even bring all of you into a chatzy (because chatango gets complicated sometimes).
There’s a lot more to be said about the changes but I feel like I’ve packed enough into one post and it’s really more fit for the discussion part of this. Alright. That’s all. Imma post the chatzy link now so we can talk about this all while I work on the challenge.