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Y
ou don't know how you arrived here. What you remember of your past is foggy at best. All you know for certain now, is that you were chosen for a journey you didn't ask for. You arrive in Providence in a ruined keep on a hill. Here, you discover a single token of help: a Ring of Power. It calls to you, and brings out a power and potential you may not have known you ever had. There is an unknown force that threatens to consume this world. You have been tasked by a mysterious entity, only known as the 'Benefactor', to stop this force of destruction. But how you go about that is very much up to you.

Providence RP is a "people-with-powers" roleplay that focuses on exploring a chaotic world and making the unknown known. It is a world of imagination and strength of will, where belief and expectation play a major role in shaping reality itself.

 
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 Trial By Fairy
Frederick Hob
OPEN Posted: Nov 23 2016, 09:29 PM
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played by Amemarteau
114 posts
18 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Frederick Hob
Characters • Axe-Swinging Madman


There were two things Frederick enjoyed about the Mire, and only two things. The first was that it was nowhere near the Fallen Keep and the Stewardess, so he couldn’t be forced to pick up new blood. He wouldn’t have to hear their constant whining and complaining about being dead and having to survive in a desperate hellhole until they were destroyed by forces of evil.

The second was there were plenty of both trees and monster to split with his axe. Frederick was used to depressing, muddy, humid conditions. In a sickening and murky way, the Mire felt like home.

One of the first establishments built for the new outpost was a palisade. The Old Fort they built upon had stone walls – used to have stone walls. They had since crumbled from an attack long ago, and given they had more wood than brick to work with Frederick was busy splitting up logs into thick stakes for the palisade. After a mere three days, three quarters of the wall was done. Today, he finished the last calculated bundle with a final split from his axe.

Frederick hunched over the split log, watching some youngsters carry away one end to the North side of the outpost. Despite chopping wood all morning, despite sweat on his brow and a slight ache to his back, Frederick did not feel like his work was done. Mercury was not the least bit dull, and wood merely whetted its appetite.

Frederick wanted to spill blood. Three days of nothing to kill in the middle of a blasted swamp, and the fairy feller felt… cheated. Perhaps, even decades after this fort crumbled, the memories and intimidation of the long-disbanded Circle remained imprinted in the mind of the Chaos nearby. Perhaps even now, many creatures feared coming near.

“My axe is parched,” Frederick growled to himself. He looked around for an excuse to fight, or for something to lead to one. He looked up to the North end of the outpost, through the unfinished wall. He stared into the Mire, to the willowy tree line.

Something DID destroy this Fort, some time ago. Certainly, it lived on. And if it could destroy a whole and mighty Circle, then none of them were prepared. It gave Frederick an idea. He spent the rest of his morning and early afternoon building a sign. He posted it just outside of the barracks.

MANDATORY DRILL
DEFENCE AGAINST LARGE MONSTERS
TOMORROW MORNING AT THE NORTH WALL


Frederick could hardly sleep that night. The thrill of the hunt already seeped him with adrenaline.
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Alistar
 Posted: Nov 25 2016, 07:49 AM
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played by West
30 posts
18 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Alistar
Characters • The Maddened Writer


Alistar needed ways of finding out rumors and leads to basically whatever he wanted. Although since he knew that he'd probably get in trouble with Ela and whoever else he decided to copy, so his cloning abilities were off the list.

But fortune struck him yesterday. Alistar had been stuck around the center of Providence, so thought to himself, 'Wouldn't it be crazy if he got lost again?' It seemed like a good idea so that's exactly what he decided to do. He started around the library, and from there always took the most unfamiliar path available. By chance ending up at the barracks. At first Alistar was a bit disappointed but then thought about all the useful powers that ring bearers might have there.

In fact he was about to run inside when he caught sight of peculiar sign.

MANDATORY DRILL
DEFENCE AGAINST LARGE MONSTERS
TOMORROW MORNING AT THE NORTH WALL


Alistar fell down right there and sat, thinking about what to do. While he could go into the barracks right now and possibly research a couple of individuals, he could visit this one of a time event, maybe, and have a greater pool of possible subjects to interact with. Also, he now did know where the barracks were. (Right past the shady man selling tiny rolls of orange and white paper.)

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Alistar sighed blissfully at memories of yesterday's decision, he was glad that he came to this Drill or whatever. Then again he didn't have much of a choice, it was Mandatory after all... But he was happy to be here either way. "Can't wait for this to start!" He cried out excitedly.
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Hush
 Posted: Nov 27 2016, 08:21 AM
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played by dancingcrane
9 posts
16 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Hush
Members • Phobic Whisperer


Hush had been here for a month, and had no plans to leave. The horses were here, and he needed them as much as they him. He had become the de facto stablemaster, not through authority or claiming the title or even having a stable, really. It was more a paddock roofed with branches, since wood for building was dear. It was because the horses came to him, were cared for and fed and watered by him and sent out to work by him, freely to whoever needed, and went to the paddock as home. They milled at will, and gathered close to stay warm when it was cold, like any wild herd. He had insisted that the animals be cared for as they could not care for themselves, and had no quarrel with taking that duty.

But manpower came dear too, and he spent his time building with the others and fixing the broken, til everyone came to recognize the slightly strange little youth who didn't speak but whose gentle words whispered in their ears when he helped them.

But there was yet more needed. He heard the conversations. This was a dangerous place, so he heard, so he set himself to learn what he could. He rode up to the sign, and passed it on his way to the north wall, sitting Duy bareback as if he had grown there. A bridle and saddlebags of tools and supplies were all he needed.

He had no particular opinion about monsters. It was people and fire he feared. But still, he wanted to protect the horses, and the people who had come with them, and this was as good a way as any.

He recognized Hob as one who had led the fighters that had cleared some huge creature from the place where they now built. He had proved himself, and could be learned from. Hush nodded to him as he and Duy approached, and remained silent, ready for whatever lesson the man would teach.
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Cherry
 Posted: Nov 29 2016, 12:39 PM
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played by Doctor Tess
21 posts
22 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Cherry
Characters • Alchemist


Cherry was finding themselves feeling right at home in the relative isolation of the swamp's outpost. Enough so, they figured, that the base obligation of working to build the damn thing didn't even feel like that much of an inconvenience. They were still going to put in the bare minimum amount of effort, of course, but maybe no one would notice that part.

Turned out, building walls and shit was kinda boring. They frowned at the declaration of a mandatory drill (mandatory? says who?) but at least it would be more entertaining than this tedious grunt work. Maybe it wouldn't be more ugly giants this time? They could only hope.

They rocked up at the north wall that next morning. Not entirely on time, but it wasn't like good ol' Frederick had been very precise with his announcement.

"I'm ready to blow some shit up," they stated to nobody in particular.
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Frederick Hob
 Posted: Nov 30 2016, 09:15 PM
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played by Amemarteau
114 posts
18 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Frederick Hob
Characters • Axe-Swinging Madman


For something ‘mandatory’, Frederick was hoping for a little more than… three people. Others did approach the unfinished North Wall of course, but seemed to turn away a few dozen metres from Frederick. Little to his haughty knowledge, the moment many folks saw him they tried to look away and pretend they never meant to be at the wall.

Frederick’s expression was already sour when the first of them, Alistar, had arrived at the literal hole in the wall. There was little to make worse when, after Hush and Cherry, no one else came. Not even Innes to chastise Frederick. Fine. He only needed about this many to have an excuse to fight.

“Well. I guess this will do. I’m sure everyone else will be harshly punished… somehow,” Frederick flicked an axe over his shoulder, one that appeared out of thin air. His wings were covered by a brown cloak, but their tips could still be seen dangling between his legs at the back.

“Listen up! The first thing about defending against large monsters… is to attack them first!” Frederick exclaimed with a large, bloodthirsty grin. There was no ‘self-defence’ involved at all in his lesson. He knew this from the get-go.

“Secondly, taking down a large monster requires coordination and teamwork. That means… you do everything I say. Even if it kills you. And no complainin’, even if you die,” Frederick smirked in self-satisfaction.

“With that out of the way, the first skills involved in fighting a large monster is to track them. You can’t kill what you can’t see.”

Frederick marched over the other side of the North wall, through its unfinished gap. He realized, just a few steps in, that he had to find tracks. Moreover, he had to figure out if there was a large monster at all to truly fight. The fairy slowed his steps as he passed the muddy moat, and came to a stop at the willowy tree line welcoming them to the deep unknown.

As it turned out, they had an easy time finding tracks. There were large depressions in the ground, many of them even filled with light rainwater from heavy, packing footsteps. Frederick raised a hand to his minions, and quietly started to count.

“Uh,” he accidentally hung his jaw open, losing focus after the number he counted reached well beyond his expectations.

“Looks like we have a choice, my students! There’s… uh… I think… at least eight… ten… these might all be different creatures.” Frederick went quiet for a long moment. He wasn’t daunted at the prospect of a dozen or two giants lurking in the forest. He was daunted at the question of how he could possibly kill them all before the tracks disappeared.

“Next lesson! No… wait,” he looked over his ‘fighters’ again. Now that he was in the open, with a mere three people at his side, a more important matter came to Frederick’s narrow-sighted mind.

“What can you all even do in a fight? Aside from throw rotten juice,” he remarked snidely at Cherry.
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Alistar
 Posted: Dec 1 2016, 05:31 PM
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played by West
30 posts
18 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Alistar
Characters • The Maddened Writer


Alistar's first impression of their instructor was, 'Wow, I wouldn't mind working with him.... everyday.... for the rest of my life.' Ignoring what his mouth was saying, Alistar instead took in his features. The grace of his hair, subtle curves that seemed to swirl endlessly. His figure was a bit like a sculpture. Not made of wood, it's too cold for him. The blonde seemed quiet but very lively as well, Alistar had trouble picturing him as something so simple. It's like reading a book, "... There's always something beyond the covers." He whispered.

He snapped out of his trance as Fredrick began walking. From that point his allure toward the blonde turned into more of a mild amusement. Honestly it was fun watching him make a bit of a fool of himself. He could not help but suppress a laugh. Alistar quieted his giggles when the spotlight turned to them.

"I can do whatever I want in a fight. Simply a matter of chance, interest, and cause." He smiled cruelly, quite tempted to challenge his "tutor", Alistar hadn't gotten the chance to fight yet, and he was kind of craving the idea of brutally bashing someone's head in. He couldn't sleep easily nor could he rid himself of these bloody temptations. But he liked to think his odd personality would cover all those nasty emotions.

"Hopefully you'll get to see exactly what I can do today."
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Cherry
 Posted: Dec 2 2016, 07:46 AM
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played by Doctor Tess
21 posts
22 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Cherry
Characters • Alchemist


"Moral support," Cherry deadpanned back at Frederick. They knew they weren't exactly a giant monster combat specialist, but their "teacher" was asking for a vial of rotten juice to the face.

"Also, the strength potions." Ugh, potions? Not the ideal vernacular, but they supposed it was fitting for a substance composed largely of magic bullshit. "I can put some rotten fruit juice in it, if that makes it more palatable for you. No shortage of that in the goddamn swamp."

Cherry shrugged. "I have a sleeping agent, too, but I haven't had a chance to test it on anything that's huge and about to murder me."

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Hush
 Posted: Dec 4 2016, 09:14 AM
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played by dancingcrane
9 posts
16 years old
D-Rank Neophyte
Hush
Members • Phobic Whisperer


Hush listened more than he spoke as it was, and he saw little need to speak now. Whatever words any used, the proof would be in the doing. He was content to wait his turn.

He had been working on a pet project this past month, considering the danger they faced here, from old legends and rumors, and stories from those that had cleared their fort of its gigantic beast. From the warning of the figure on the way here, with his fire and disorienting music. He hadn't liked the weakness he had felt then, and the way his fears and his Ring had been attacked, and sought to remedy it. Broaden his skills. He could see no reason to go weaponless. Even horses had hooves to kick and teeth to bite as well as legs to run.

There was a lot one could do with spare pieces of bendy wood, and sinew and bone and weights and a knife. He took his project, and the little sticks it had amused him to fletch with stiff swamp leaves, out of the holster on Duy’s near side. He held his makeshift recurve bow, and four arrows in the same hand. With the other hand, nocked and pulled and released, sending each of the four in turns into a close by rotted stump in twice as many seconds.

Then sat and waited for evaluation. It was no big thing to hit a stationary target that close. It would be when a monster was rampaging, when he was spooked and ready to flee terrified, that the ability to shoot would mean anything. That was what he needed to learn.
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