I originally posted this survival/horror type RP on the World's End forums but had to let it go due to RL issues. I still think it is a good idea though, so now that I have a bit of free time I wanted to post it here to see if any of y’all were interested.
This will be a closed RP set at the beginning of the end of Lordaeron. Arthas has just returned from Northrend in possession of Frostmourne and murdered his father. He is right now cutting a bloody swath through the countryside toward Quel’Thalas and, ultimately, the Sunwell. I wanted to capture the chaos and desperation of the people in eastern Lordaeron as all hell breaks loose around them. The Cultists and the undead are running rampant. Whole towns are being decimated by the Plague and their entire populaces are being raised to march with the Scourge. It is literally a zombie apocalypse for the people of the region. Here and there, pockets of the living fight back against their dead friends and family or try to flee to safety in the south or west. We are going to be one of these refugee groups.
My character, Bree Chillwind, is a native of Lordaeron who trained as a mage in Dalaran. She will encounter the other characters in the RP as we try to escape the Scourge and attempt to lead them to safety. Her ultimate goal is Dalaran and I have several obstacles planned for us to overcome on our way there. I even have different ‘moral’ dilemmas in mind for the survivors to face. Bree will be the de facto leader of the group, but I welcome and encourage discussion, both IC and OCC! Feel free to argue with her if your character doesn’t like her plan, I want most decisions to be a group effort. If it is something that must happen for the plot to move forward, I’ll put my foot down in the OOC thread.
This thread is open for any walk of life, from simple townsfolk to spell casters and professional soldiers. Since this is set in the past, I ask that you please choose a character from among the Alliance races in the Eastern Kingdoms at the time these events took place. This includes Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes, and High Elves (I reserve the right to be especially picky when it comes to the elf characters since their situation is so complex as the majority of their race will shortly be seceding from the Alliance- a subject I hope to touch on eventually.) Sorry, no death knights as they have yet to be freed from the Lich King. If you want to bring in your DK/Forsaken/BE characters as who they were before these events took place then you are more than welcome to. (For example, my character, Bree, would be 21 and freshly graduated from the Academy in Dalaran when this is taking place.)
As always, this RP is meant to be fun and enjoyable but I do intend on putting a lot of effort into it, so please do the same!
I love to write (it’s how I got into RPing) as well as reading the creative posts that other people come up with, so I ask that we keep each post at least 5 sentences long (one measly paragraph ) and please use your best spelling and grammar. Mistakes happen but as long as you are making an effort it’s okay- I am honestly more of a stickler for lore than grammar. Basic RP rules also apply: no god-moding, mary sues, or meta-gaming (particularly OOC knowledge that your toon shouldn’t know- example: your character knowing that Arthas murdered his father when it just happened miles and miles away.)
I’ll probably keep this small, three or four other characters besides my own- if there are that many even interested in the thread. I hope to keep things active, so if anyone goes MIA for more than a week without notice or warning, your character gets fed to the brain nomming zombies and I’ll reopen signups for your spot.
If you are interested but uncertain, I can post the IC opening that I have written up so you can get a feel for the thread. Or if you have any other questions, please just ask.