About the Game
Where are you?
The castle and city is, essentially, that of the novels - except that its power has been diminished. Nevertheless, its appearance is familiar.
You might, however, be working with Julian or Caine. If you are with Julian, you will be in Arden (although you will probably travel to Amber at some point). If you are with Caine … well. You will definitely be spending time on covert operations in Amber.
Even if you are pure Chaosian, you will be at the Court of Amber. Chaos will only figure as a backstory (at least, that is my current intention).
Primary roles are as follows:
You can keep your true allegiance a secret. Thus you might be a Resistance spy, posing as an Amber courtier, or a member of Chaosian intelligence, posing as an Amberite sympathiser.
(This, I feel, should foster the necessary sense of distrust and paranoia).
However, you can be exactly what you seem. It’s intended that there should be room to grow and even to change within the game - I’m looking for well-rounded, three dimensional characters here. I’m also looking for a spread of types - I suspect I shall get that, but if I have ten people who want to play shifty sons of Caine … well. I shall be making pointed suggestions.
1) You are a scion of Amber born before Patternfall.
Your parents could, therefore, be any of the Amberites who were then alive.
2) You are a scion of Amber born after Patternfall.
3) You are a Chaosian.
You may have assayed the Logrus. Your parents may be any prominent Chaosians.
4) You are a half-breed.
If you were born a long time ago, you might have walked the Pattern, or assayed the Logrus. Not both, however. Merlin and Dara were the only two ever to do that - and many attribute Merlin’s prolonged juvenile delinquency to the strain of this.
If you were born since the War, you may have assayed the Logrus.
What are you now? A courtier in Amber? A Chaosian warrior or magician? One of Merlin’s dissolute friends? Or have you crossed completely to the other side and joined the Resistance, despite the fact that your mixed blood is held against you?
Note: I will allow characters of the younger generation (Martin, Jurt, Dalt, Luke). You will get no extra points to play with - but you will have the fun of deciding how your story fits with what is already known.
Other places are up for grabs. I want ten players tops - and I’m expecting a degree of co-operation and working in groups, as with Enclaves, so I’m not writing ten posts daily!
To secure a place, other potential players will need to submit an audition. This will consist of three short (300 words each minimum) essays on the following questions:
What is your background? (Be creative)
All entries should be in 3rd person, past tense (which will be the form of the game). I’ll be looking for creativity, flexibility and also a good standard of technical writing skills - grammar, vocabulary and punctuation. It’s also important that your character will assimilate well within the plot.
Enclaves players are also asked to complete these questions; I shall be determining things about your character on the basis of this.