Current Board NPCs

Current Board NPCs

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Board NPCs are available for use by all players provided that the scenarios for their use are in line with any designated board-wide events or plots.

bNPCs CANNOT be physically harmed, killed, or stolen from without permission from the 'Souls Assemblage.

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Strangers from the Sea

In early November 2020, the Double Down, a small ship from Savannah, Georgia, docks in Mersey Cove. Its crew of six set up camp and begin to explore the area. They say they're here to trade, explore, and learn -- and given that they've begun to fell trees for wood to build cabins, it seems they may be planning to stay a while.

Trade Opportunities

While the crew is still settling on the cove, they are not yet formally set up for trade and no open invitation has been issued for strangers to come visit. Nevertheless, they might invite individuals they meet while exploring to trade if conversation leads to opportunity.

Goods They're Seeking (Jan-Mar 2021)
  • Luperci-made books about the area’s flora/fauna
  • Luperci-made books in general
  • Luperci-made weaponry or tools -- especially rope and leather UPDATED!
  • Luperci-made glues, sealants, and other useful mixtures
  • Horse tack and maintenance supplies, like curry combs and hoof picks NEW!
  • Dawnsong may ask for medicinal herbs and tinctures

Goods Available for Trade (Jan-Mar 2021)
  • Lots of furs and hides
  • Woven cotton fiber/”cloth” (more expensive)
  • "Quilts" of scavenged and cleaned human-made fabric scraps
  • Waterskins and canteens
  • Axes and blunt weapons
  • Blueprints of simple cabins NEW!
  • Soothing/cooling salves NEW!
  • Wooden items (e.g. small pieces of furniture, boxes/chests, beads, buttons)
  • Jars/containers (some glass, including various intact mason jars, some wooden)
  • Various jewelry
  • Various assorted trinkets (items obtained from other trades)

Scenarios and proposals for trade can be requested with the following form. If approved, these trades don't need to be roleplayed explicitly (though players are certainly welcomed to!) and can be assumed to have happened.

[b]Character(s) involved:[/b] can be played characters or another type of NPC
[b]bNPC(s) involved:[/b]
[b]Item(s) to trade:[/b]
[b]Item(s) desired:[/b]
[b]Approx date:[/b]
[b]Other notes:[/b] e.g. any other interactions you want to assume to have happened between the involved characters, such as bNPCs telling PCs about themselves or their origins

The Crew

Name: Bluebonnet Mississippi
Species: Dog mutt
Age: 3
Sex: Female
Trade: Sailor, fisherlady
Personality: Straightforward and strong-willed, daring, but trying to reign it in a little. Wants to prove herself as a capable sailor and captain. She's proud of her skills, but well aware of her shortcomings and does not shy away from asking for help or advice in areas she believe warrants it.
Other Notes: She's the boss! But she often doesn't act like it and has a casual camaraderie with her crew, who openly tease her for being eager and a little bit brash.

Name: Melrose Ogeechee
Species: Coydog mutt
Age: 4
Sex: Male
Trade: Hunter, tracker, warrior-apprentice
Personality: Dutiful and steady, tends towards taking his time to make decisions and judgments. Doesn't like to be rushed or hurried. Not very wordy and sometimes comes off a little dull, but he's smarter than he looks and a shrewd judge of character.
Other Notes: Acts oblivious to Finn's crush, but IS HE?

Name: Finn McGuff
Species: Dog mutt with a smidgen of coywolf
Age: 3
Sex: Male
Trade: Warrior, fighter
Personality: Likes/needs to be the center of attention in social situations and very boisterous and annoying when off-duty. Surprisingly serious and attentive to details when it comes to his job.
Other Notes: Has a huge crush on Melrose and everyone is aware but Melrose, but Finn is actually pretty low-key about it because it doesn't want to be rejected.

Name: Tobi Goodboy
Species: Dog mutt
Age: 2
Sex: Male
Trade: Woodworker, tailor
Personality: A viviacious flirt who likes to drink. Super bi, but looser with men because he's afraid of accidentally fathering children. Acts like he hates work and is a slacker, but is actually very hardworking and serious about improving at his trade.
Other Notes: Friends-with-benefits with Finn.

Name: Dawnsong Pembroke
Species: Hybrid
Age: 3
Sex: Female
Trade: Healer, plant expert
Personality: Shy, unsure of her place among the crew; very obsessed with the idea that plants can be medicine
Other Notes: --

Name: Hurricane Cardiff
Species: Hybrid
Age: 9
Sex: Male
Trade: Jack-of-all trades dabbler, teacher
Personality: Sarcastic, but good-humored. Cares a lot about others and helping others learn and grow.
Other Notes: Always eager to learn; tends to hyperfocus on specific trades for short periods of time before moving on to something else. His current obsession is cartography.

Another Start

Gemini and Forest hung around near the Fundy Landbridge after the collapse of Death Mountain and ran into the crew from Savannah shortly after they land. The pair agree to help the crew get settled and are happy to share what they know about the local area, even though they're fairly new themselves.

Name: Gemini Korbea
Species: Coydog mutt
Age: 6
Sex: Female
Appearance: Typical coyote coloring but with a pure black tail, a jagged black pattern on her back, and one floppy ear. Blue-green eyes. Average height and build. Short, spiky black hair in Optime form, but it's more of a fringe than anything.
Personality: Blunt and straight-forward, doesn't mince words, but isn't aggressive without cause either. Values her time and isn't much for small talk, but is generally interested in others and learning from them. Will often ignore routine niceties and pleasantries and jump straight to the core of a conversation. Happy to share knowledge in exchange for other knowledge. Is very casual with Forest in mixed company so it often isn't obvious they're mates, but this changes quickly if anyone speaks a bad word about him.
Other Notes: Gemini and Forest were near the Yahraw when the mountain began to collapse. They'd already been discussing leaving the area and moving to the other side of the Halcyon, so they split from the rest of the group pretty readily once everything went down. They have few connections outside of the area though, so there's little motivation to travel too far.

Name: Forest Fellwinter
Species: Mostly a wolf mix with some dog in there
Age: 7
Sex: Male
Appearance: Mostly white, fur darkens to grey along his limbs and has some light speckling. Blue eyes. Broad-shouldered and somewhat intimidating. No real "mane" or "hair" in Optime form.
Personality: Reserved, thoughtful, well-spoken, but a little gruff. Prefers to let Gemini speak, but will back her up if necessary. Very patient and good at defusing situations, but once he's angry, he's really angry.
Other Notes: He really isn't a fan of horses and will sometimes get into grumpy staring matches with them if there's nothing else to occupy him.

Thread Prompts

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These prompts give a general idea of what these bNPCs are up to during a given month. Players are welcome to use them as a starting point for threads involving bNPCs. Where applicable, thread limits may be set for certain prompts. Players can claim prompts with limits by replying here once they've started a thread using a prompt.

Map reference: The red dot is the location of the ship and the mostly-finished dock. The X is their camp. Characters are likely to encounter bNPCs within the red border. The green line is where the bNPCs have begun to wear down a path.

New for: March 2021
  • Prompt A: Finn and Tobi are rooting around Clement's Park, scavenging straight bar pieces of metal. They're likely to ask about trade if they encounter strangers. (Unlimited)
  • Prompt B: Melrose and Dawnsong are looking around Halifax for similar supplies: usable pieces of metal, glass, bottles, fabric scraps, etc. They might err on the side of caution when encountering strangers, but will welcome trade if there seems to be no danger. (Unlimited)

  • Prompt X: Forest and Gemini are asking around for the general opinion on whether the peninsula is likely to break up further because of earthquakes. (3)
  • Prompt Y: Dawnsong scouts Broken Occident and Ethereal Eclipse and mostly tries to learn about the local flora and fauna. She takes extensive notes about trees, plants, potential prey, etc. She isn’t particularly keen to talk to strangers, but will ask about the area and area packs and mention timidly that her crew is here to trade. (Unlimited)
  • Prompt Z: Hurricane explores the coast and works on his map. He's happy to share what he knows about map-making, which is not much, but he's very enthusiastic. (Unlimited)

Have another idea for a thread with a bNPC? Just ask! We'd love to hear your ideas. :)

Played Threads with bNPCs

While we highly encourage bNPCs to be used as NPCs, each month, a limited number of played threads (PTs) are available with bNPCs, where the administration plays the bNPC(s).
  • PTs are available on a first come, first serve basis
  • PTs can follow one of the above monthly prompts or another idea
  • PTs will be archived at the end of the month after the month they're started in, giving them a maximum lifespan of 2 months; unfinished threads will not be revived

Interested? Let's plan a thread!

January 2021 Thread Limit: 0 of 3 PTs claimed


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