project serenade

steampunk and yōkai rp

10 years ago in 2047, Kenko Shimoda created a virtual reality world with his new company, MoTHER. He kidnapped children for one purpose: to be his puppets, and to play his deadly game. It only took a year for him to be captured and for the victims to be released. Well, the ones who survived, anyway…

Newest Character:Jasmine Royer

It is now 2057, and bits and pieces of the game's code have managed to find their way to the deep web. Hackers and coders known as the Serenade Collective have made it their project to restore the game and fill in the large gaps the best that they could. Thus began Project Serenade. With the finished project hidden in the depths of cyberspace, it's a mystery why it began to surface amongst the people of one Alaskan town…

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Project Serenade latest news: Rules and Guidelines of the Site
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Rules
The rules of the site. Please read these before creating a character!
1 0 Jul 5 2017, 10:16 PM
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By: Jay
Information
This is information about the site, from lore to pertinent details about the world.
Subforums: Guilds

7 16 Aug 31 2017, 04:32 PM
In: The Akazukin
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Pending
Post all character creations here!
3 3 Sep 16 2017, 07:58 PM
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Approved
Creations that are approved are moved here.
29 19 Sep 22 2017, 05:06 PM
In: Amelia the Bloodhound
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Dojo
The best place to have some sick training montages. "Buy" abilities and skills here.
2 11 Sep 1 2017, 12:09 AM
In: Skills Dojo
By: Jay
Character Pages
If you would like to further flesh out your character, character pages may help. Use HTML or text-based templates to further detail your character's appearance, likes, dislikes, history, etc.
3 9 Sep 1 2017, 06:50 PM
In: Echo's Character Pages
By: Echo
Closed Item Store
The one-stop-shop for weapons and general goods!
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Solos
If you have any solo writing projects you would like to complete, whether it is character solo-plays or just plot enhancers, put them here.
Subforums: The Ascaria Logs

3 0 Sep 17 2017, 11:53 PM
In: The Chronicles of a Pre-Ser...
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Yakyee Academy
An academy school in Ketchikan, housing six to twelfth graders in the town. It is the only school of its kind in Ketchikan. It is located uptown, on a large hill overlooking the whole stretch of the city and coast, making its roof view pretty fantastic. Behind it is the end of civilization, an endless stretch of trees.
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Front Street
The main street of the town, this is where all the shops are. docks line the coastal end, and stores line the other. Cruise ships will often pull into the town here, shadowing the entire town. Front Street is a good place to hang out after school, if you're not at home playing games. There is a cafe, a few fast food restaurants, city hall, antique shops, and miscellaneous stores and points of interest.
2 19 Sep 8 2017, 10:06 PM
In: Free Time [Open]
By: Splotch
West Beach
This rock beach is a secret gem of Ketchikan residents, just outside of the town. There is a small stretch of cool sand with a scatterplot of mossy rocks jutting into the sea. The water is cold, but Alaska natives can handle it!
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Residencies
The houses of Ketchikan, the apartments and homes that climb the hills of the town. Kids will often visit each others homes, or go back along to play their game.
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Rec Center
The rec center is a new facility that is a common hangout place for both kids and adults of Ketchikan. Located near to the school, it includes two basketball courts, a baseball field, a soccer/football field, and an indoor exercise facility.
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Wilderness
The Alaskan wilderness is a breathtaking, massive expanse of trees, mountains, streams, and of course, animals. It can be dangerous, but if you keep to the trails that wind from the town, you should be okay– emphasis on should. The trails make a U-shape and go deep into the forest, encountering streams and hills and the whole hullabaloo; though some say it is even more amazing if you abandon the trail.
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Komorebi
The spawn city of Tonbi Lake, located on the water. It is a calm and serene city, built with the aesthetics and culture of feudal Japan. Geisha girls and shrine maidens walk through the peaceful streets alongside the stoic gaze of samurai. The Auburn Palace sits overlooking the city on a hill, the trees that surround it slicing the setting sun.

Though it seems to be a harmless place, under the city exists a tense and serious political climate. Four families are vying for control of the seat of emperor, but only one occupies it. Choose to delve into the complex political tension of Tonbi Lake if you wish-- it could reward or break you.

1 2 Aug 7 2017, 02:22 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Lanternlit Forest
Lanternlit Forest is a forest outside of Komorebi, populated mostly by sakura and birch trees. From their branches hangs soft orange lanturns that sway calmly and light the forest in a gossamer glow at night. Few dangerous creatures preside here, scared of the openness and brightness of the area.
1 2 Jul 27 2017, 12:18 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Eduyo Shrine
Eduyo Shrine is located on a hill outside the city, towering over Lanternlit Forest and at the end of a monstrous flight of stairs. The shrine itself is a collection of buildings winding around the top of the hill, the largest at the end of a wide road in the center of the complex. Tonbi Lake residents leave small treasures and tokens at the base of the shrine, which in itself is a wooden altar.
2 2 Sep 1 2017, 02:03 PM
In: Demon In The Shrine (open)
By: Bun
Mt. Obi
The only major mountain in Ascaria. It is sacred to residents of Tonbi Lake, the site of many pilgrimages. A winding pathway takes people to the top, where a small village exists. Pilgrimages usually end at the summit's shrine, but there is also a dojo, a place where martial artists hone their skills. A temple sits to train and discipline religious monks, away from the easy lakeside society on the frozen summit of the mountain.
1 2 Jul 27 2017, 01:57 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Hanakotoba Field
Hanakotoba Field is a small plain tucked beside the lake, an array of flowers along a sleepy path. Flowers are arranged in secret codes by unknown planters. For those who don't know the language of flowers, it is an assortment of hundreds of different flowers, but to those knowledgeable, it is a field of messages, whispers among dozens of people.
1 2 Aug 7 2017, 04:14 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Kitsune Caverns
Kitsune Cavern is a mysterious series of caves, started by a mysterious cult of people once banished from Komorebi. They were obsessed with foxes, praying to and serving a foxlike God. The caves were where they took refuge.

The inhabitants are long gone, but old fox statuettes and shrines are scatterd along the cave walls. They go deep, with much of the depths unexplored, but there always seems to be trinkets and statues no matter how far one goes. It is said that the bones of the old cult are located in the deepest parts of the caves.

1 2 Aug 7 2017, 04:00 PM
In: Area Details
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Chokuritsu Rocks
At the edge of Tonbi Lakes, an assortment of strange peaks reach high into the sky, covered in mist. Some are climbable, but all are very dangerous. Waterfalls crash into the Lake from the crevices of the rocks, in view of the estates that line the cliffsides.

Along the edge of the rocks, a Kawauso village is enshrouded in ferns and reeds.

1 2 Jul 27 2017, 02:15 PM
In: Area Details
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Paper Bay
Paper Bay is a large, curved beach at the edge of Tonbi Lake, the only habitable one in Ascaria (the rest rocky and dangerous) The white sand leads into a sparkling ocean, one that stretches seemingly into nothingness.

The bay is inhabited by strange trees with thin, long white trunks. The trunks are used for making origami paper, and small huts line the beach. Paper birds, usually considered paper kites, are highly valuable, as the spells put in them are said to be uplifting.

1 2 Jul 25 2017, 12:46 AM
In: Area Details
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Tonbi Graveyard
The Tonbi Graveyard is on the far side of the lake from the city, located up on the driest land. When one dies in Komorebi, family and friends will partake in a pilgrimage to the graveyard. The graveyard itself is beautifully adorned with decoration and flowers, most plots upkept by family.
1 2 Aug 5 2017, 02:35 PM
In: Area Details
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Amber Falls
Amber Falls marks the middle passage and border between Tonbi Lake and Charlock, a gateway of sorts. Rocks float above a large ravine, magnetized with the rocks of the area-- these rocks form the blueprints of the floating city of Charlock, the origin of its levitation. Large waterfalls crash into the pit below, especially loud when it rains. The pools they flow into offer a nice swim, however.

The Amber Gate is its own small community, with people of both lands mingling. It is also where black market deals occur the most often. Until the two cities, The Amber Gate is not immune to creepy creatures crawling around. That doesn't stop it from being a relaxing visitation; especially with the hot springs they provide!

1 2 Aug 8 2017, 01:41 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Dragon's Ridge
Dragon's Ridge is a long chain of hills and mountains with a narrow, long top, resembling a winding serpent. It goes along the edges of both lands, connecting the far north and far south of the map. It is only broken by Amber Falls, the gate between Tonbi Lake and Charlock.

From the top of Dragon's Ridge, fantastic views are possible, especially of the floating islands of Charlock and the body of water that gives Tonbi Lake its name.

1 2 Aug 8 2017, 01:58 PM
In: Area Details
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Maeko Forest
A glowing purple and blue forest, tucked into the borderlands and alight with biolumination. It's thick and hard to traverse, but a gorgeous place to be when night falls. It is the only area fully restored from Project Aubade.
2 15 Sep 12 2017, 12:06 AM
In: An Old Face [CLOSED]
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Sunset Hinterlands
Making up the entirety of Ascaria's western border is a stretch of seemingly infinite and arid land, resembling America's deep west. Much of it is unknown, and it has never been crossed. Players who try either give up or die trying. It is rumored what lies at the end of the Hinterlands, whether it be treasure, another civilization, or just another shore.

The Serenade Collective neither confirm nor deny the existence of something beyond the Hinterlands. It got the name 'Sunset' for the way the sun hits the jutting rocks as it sets, and for the way it will set the sun on countless lives who dare to traverse it.

1 0 Aug 20 2017, 07:52 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
 

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Business District
Occupies three islands in the center of Charlock. The largest buildings are here, towers practically stacked on top of each other. Businesses, big and small, fight for real estate here, and it is not uncommon to see start-up booths on the sides of streets, offering people to test new inventions.

Many guild headquarters can be found here, inconspicuous and hidden in office buildings.

3 42 Sep 25 2017, 09:25 PM
In: Life Will Change [closed]
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Market District
Charlock's market district is more of a litany of storefronts, from bakeries to tailors. If you need something, it is likely sold on these islands. If a store is not there, wait for a while-- many occupy their own islands and will be floated here on a schedule by airships.
3 62 Sep 25 2017, 07:34 PM
In: Your Name [Semi-open//hmu]
By: Binder
Garden District
The garden district is located on one island, a small island on the outskirts of the city. Parks and brilliant displays of plants and flowers are located here, the last semblance of nature arranged by Charlock. The garden district is also where most of the city's oldest buildings are, decorated in streets of lilies and roses. The district is often threatened by business owners wanting to expand factories to the islands.
2 7 Sep 3 2017, 09:17 PM
In: At the Entrance of the Gardens
By: Kitty
Entertainment District
This is where people go to unwind in Charlock. This includes the Drink Easy Club, a popular drinking spot in the city, and the red light district.
2 5 Sep 25 2017, 07:55 PM
In: Entertain Me, Entertainment...
By: Echo
Residential District
This is where the better-of live, a sleepy island with grand apartments and mansions alike. While the others are usually loud and busy, this one is dead quiet-- the only sound is the distant murmurings of the other districts on other islands.
1 0 Jul 30 2017, 01:11 PM
In: Area Details
By: Splotch
Shanty District
This is the only Charlock District still on the ground, located under the floating islands. Factories silhouette small residential areas, covering them in smog while the city remains above the pollution. The poor live and work here-- maybe if they're lucky, they can work in the Market District some day!
1 2 Aug 10 2017, 07:44 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Regent District
The Regent District is a tightly-guarded, private island that is mostly the castle of the Charlock royal family. It also includes some high-officer and government official housing and a courtyard. Getting invited here is either a huge honor, or a terrible curse.
2 2 Sep 6 2017, 02:51 PM
In: All The Ladies
By: Bun
Lang's Craters
Lang's Craters are located outside of city bounds, where Charlock's land was located before it was raised to the sky. It is named after Einhard Lang, the physicist who is said to have come up with the science that raised the city.

The craters are deep and take up a massive scope of land. Some have begun to fill with water, forming shallow, semi-polluted lakes. Local children like to play around the craters, though some of the deep ones are dangerous and difficult to get out of.

1 0 Jul 30 2017, 03:02 PM
In: Area Details
By: Jay
Cat's Palace
Cat's Palace is an ancient castle of Charlock's previous regime, a ruthless king later couped and beheaded. His castle was kept on the ground and left in a rot. It is known for a surprising cat population that has overrun the inside.
2 12 Sep 10 2017, 12:19 AM
In: The Fester of Kings
By: Splotch
 

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