Welcome to Shryke Manor, a rp by your friendly neighbourhood Vayre. The general premise of this RP is a Mystery/Horror setting.
You walk down the path, gravel crunching under your feet as you move along. The area itself is pleasant enough to look at, but something feels… wrong about it. There is a chill in the air despite the afternoon sun, and your pokemon is glancing about nervously.
Turning a corner you finally see the Manor, it is a gigantic building, built out of a dark grey stone, even from here you can see that it is richly decorated, with balconies and gargoyles lining the walls. To your left is a cliff, the house seems to have been built onto this, using the edge as a wall, to the right a forest.
As you get closer the air gets colder and colder but you no longer notice this, in the back of your mind a small voice tries to make itself heard, questioning why you are even going to this place, but it is soon stifled. As though in a dream you continue onwards.
The doors open smoothly as you approach, but by now you barely notice the world around you, moving forward blindly, as everything turns to a dark haze.
Two circles, one yellow and one blue, break into the darkness, and all of a sudden the presence pushing you forward is gone. In front of you stand two Umbreon, one of which displays the blue stripes of a shiny.
“Why hello there dear”
Looking up you see an old woman behind a large oak desk, built into the wall. On the desk lays a large book, filled with room numbers.
“Welcome to Shryke Manor, what can I do for you today?”
Empleh – A strange old woman that runs the hotel, she seems oddly detached from the events that happen around her.
Nova – A shiny Umbreon that lives in the house, she goes to seemingly random places with a sense of purpose, and often disappears for days. Sometimes weird things happen around her, and sometimes she seems to cause unusual things to stop.
Seraph – An Umbreon that lives in the house, while he does not belong to Empleh, Seraph is very protective of her, and is often seen following her around. He seems to have some ability to dampen whatever forces affect the house, though only near him.
Shryke Manor is run in sessions, each lasting a day (ingame) These sessions will start at various points of the day, this starting point will be updated in the Current Info section at the bottom of this post
Each day certain events will be played through, while there will be things tailored to players actions the main story for each day is in a specific place, players must actively find this if they want to be rewarded (more on this later). While each session has its own story, there will be certain things that carry through from each session. In this way players actions could make it easier for future players, possibly themselves, to survive, or maybe make a bad situation worse.
Death is a possibility, and if you are not careful it is quite easy to die, but if you are careful you should be ok. Often things of this manner will be decided using a RNG, so that everyone has a fair chance to survive.
Posting will be done in a kind-of order, each of you will post your actions, then I will post a general situation post, as well as the outcome of what happened with your characters. Then you all post again, and so on.
At the start of each day new players can join, and old ones can check out (if they wish). Once enough characters have joined or enough time has passed, signups will be closed for that day.
If you will be unavailable to RP for a length of time then you can check your character out, this means that you can rejoin later if you wish, and your character will not die.
If your character has died you may make a new character after two ingame days.
Players who survive a night at Shryke Manor will generally be rewarded in some way, based on their participation in the events, this might be in the form of items, their Pokémon becoming more powerful or anything else that seems appropriate at the time.
1-Don’t Godmod, this is obvious.
2-If you feel you died unfairly take it to PM, don’t complain inthread. If you have a good point something could be worked out. Note that if your death is a result of your own stupidity, or from a bad RNG roll, this is less likely to go in your favour.
3-All players have one pokemon, these should be small enough to fit inside the hotel comfortably.
This RP isn’t really focused on battling pokemon, all pokemon are at level 25 or lower, with 2 Tm moves if you wish. They can use any moves in their movepool up to their level.
More will be added as they are needed.
Sign up Template:
Like the sound of this? Then look below, then copy, paste and post.
Escapees: Those who have left the Manor alive will be recorded here, incase they return.
Name: Name of your character
Appearance: Roughly a paragraph minimum
Personality: Same as above
Bio: Tell us about your character, what do they do? Being a pokemon trainer is in no way a necessity.
History: A brief history of your character, go into as much detail as you want.
-As well as basic things such as clothes, players are allowed three objects they may find useful, such as torches/rope/anything you can think of. These items should generally be small enough to be carried easily.
Pokemon: This could be a single pokemon out of a trainers team, or maybe a pet, or a pokemon kept for protection, etc
Appearance: Is your pokemon different from others of its kind?
Hold Item: Doesn’t have to be a actual hold item from the games, could be anything you want your pokemon to hold.
R.I.P: Short epitaphs for those who have left us.
The RP will start at night
The Hotel is accepting Guests
Nothing of note has happened recently.
The hotel has no guests.