Welcome to the year 1934!
Summer has just begun and in a small sleepy town where everything seems perfect, dreams are being realized. Except for the few on the fringe of society that live and work at the English Sisters’ Circus and Carnival, the freaks and misfits who have been looked down upon by the whole of society, but remain as entertainment for those same masses daily.
The problem is what happens when you want out and aren’t able to leave? What happens when there’s more to the seedy underbelly of a carnival than you even realize? What happens when the misfits they laugh at have secrets that lay underneath their smiles and laughs?
‘Lord English’, the don of the mob, bought his two daughters, ‘The Handmaiden’ and ‘The Imperial Condesce’, a carnival to be their nest egg if he were to ever pass away and they didn’t want to be in the mob business. He asked Spades and his small group of underlings watch over the whole thing. Sn0wman does what the fuck she wants and Doc Scratch keeps an eye on EVERYTHING. ALL THE THINGS.
Spades made Karkat the ringmaster so he could repay his debt to them (and it’s a pretty big debt).
The rest of the carnival was bought, hired, or are just their for the daily meals and a place to sleep. Some know what’s going on and others are completely clueless. But what happens when you try to leave? What happens if you fall in love??
Once you’re in… you can’t get out?
<><> ONE DAY, NOT LONG AFTER SUMMER HAD BEGUN <><>
In the shadow of darkness, deep in the forest, the sky tore open and 5 figures tumbled through to the ground. They stood and dusted themselves off and peered at each other through the darkness.
In hushed tones they discussed their plans. They were the exiles, thrown from another universe to this one by some ne’er-do-wells. The problem, it would seem, is their arrival caused magic to break through to this world.
The only way to stop this imbalance of power is to find a way to make it back to their world. Find the one with the right powers to open the rift.
[[Mod Notes: Yes, that means people will gain powers soon. No, that doesn’t mean they get to be crazy. How do you get your powers? Well, think VERY carefully about what kind of powers your character would have… make sure they’re not overclocked… send me an ask asking if you can have them. That’s it.
I don’t have the power to move this story forward, it’s driven by it’s RPers… so here’s what I’m saying…
What’s the end game here?
Circus folk falling in love or finding themselves. Some of them try to escape. Those that try to escape, the mob need to get them the hell back to where they go. The end game there is rescue and freedom. The mob’s end game is to keep them the fuck in there and stay entertaining. Any other story line is up to you. The exiles end game is to open the rift and get back… but probably not really b/c the story would end… I would say… make that your end game while you search for a personal end game. Personal end games are great. I want this story driven by you guys mostly. On top of ALL that, any one who wants to do the personal secret… bring that into the story. Discuss this with each other. Keep your secret secret and do what you want as long as there is no god modding.]]