Starting this upcoming gaming weekend, I will be running an ongoing and optional role-play exorcise event. The goal of it is to explore the direction and fate your current Knight Realms character may go towards in an environment that is different from the one your character is used to living in. I will start by posting an initial story prompt. Anyone who wishes to participate may post one story about their character based on that story prompt. They should keep their one story between about two paragraphs to two pages long. You may write your story in any format and in any style that calls out to you. This story will be public for everyone to read. Periodically I will advance the narrative by posting another story prompt that builds off the previous one. A new story prompt posted by me allows you one more post to advance your characters story again according to the updated story prompt. This continues on until the story prompt from me indicates that it will be the last one. The process spans over the course of the fall and winter and likely concludes right before or around the start of spring. Sometimes the story prompt will be preceded by a plot epilogue or prologue of sorts.
This exorcise is meant to be a collaborative storytelling event, where we all may read each other’s stories, feel the world as it is developing and then see what interesting direction, we feel pulled to take our characters in for this story. You have complete freedom to write the story you feel for your character as long as your story does not contradict my story prompts or effect the greater world in a grandiose way such as trying to tell the story that you become the next king of Kormye or ascend to godhood. Your stories can range between the extremes of exciting and epic to realistic and mundane; depending on where your mental exploration takes you and how you feel like moving your story. You can end your character story at any point before the exorcise is complete by deciding at any point that your character died in a glorious battle, during a mighty sacrifice, or even that they died a lonely and meaningless death. Each story prompt will propel the timeline forward between five to ten years.
You can read other players posts for inspiration. You can decide to write your story based off of narratives that another player has written about since they are taking place at the same time, and in some cases possibly the same place. You can choose to collaborate with friends, if you agree out of game to include each other in your stories in some fashion. (do not include another PC in your story unless they have clearly agreed to it).
The end result will not be cannon in the standard KR world, but I might allow for some otherworldly memories to seep through to your character about it, if you desire to bring such a connection to the events into the live game. The end result of this exorcise will also be the set up for a new Knight Realms AU that I have been working on as a side project, which I will publish once this exorcise is over.
This will be facilitated all through a posting board thread on the Knight Realms forums. I may allow for some game weekend interactions, and if I do I will explain how that will work at the time. Your stories must be posted on the thread in order to contain all relevant info in one spot, however if you wish, you may also share them on FB using the hashtags #kr#peacecomesatacost