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Player tries to use a DnD game as a single player game. And cracks it when others dont follow him

2020.09.22 09:25 Zombatron_Reaper Player tries to use a DnD game as a single player game. And cracks it when others dont follow him

This is a long post, and my first time posting. Enjoy and I'm happy to answer any questions.

Earlier this year there was a post on my local game store facebook page looking for a player to join an online session. Since I lost my job due to the pandemic, I joined. First session comes around and it turns out I know the 3 other players, which was alright… at first.So, we have our DM playing as the DM, Me playing as an Aasimar Paladin, Georga playing a Ranger, Julie playing a Bard, and Andrew playing as a Warforged Cleric. (All names have been changed from IRL names) Andrew and Julie are married IRL
First couple of sessions are alright, Andrew likes to be the voice of the party and the rest of us just follow him, which was a bit boring, but as a paladin, I had a lot to do during combat. Also, our DM was actually really good at leading the story and running the game, so I didn’t want to leave.
I had to miss our 6th session due to personal reasons and another player joined, Carl playing a Half-Orc Fighter. When I returned, I noticed that Carl wasn’t just letting Andrew lead the party and was voicing his opinion and properly playing his character. Seeing this gave me the strength to start playing my character too (I have severe anxiety) and things were starting to become more interesting and fun. Georga also started talking more and joining in on role play. Things were looking up for the sessions.
For the next part of the story, we need to look at my paladin’s backstory;
“My Family came from poverty. My Parents "Musket Azure (Dad) and Azraelle Azure (Mum)", wanting the world for me, gave me to a rich noble named Jingo Bulwark. Under his guidance, I learned how to fight like the sword masters of old and how to survive.
He became like a father to me.
Years later, he told me that he had sworn to protect the world from demons and the like. However, as he grew older, he realised he couldn't do it alone.
He had no heirs to pass his legacy onto, so sought out a squire to pass on his knowledge.
Though I was nothing but an urchin, he saw the rough makings of a true Paladin. In his eyes, I am his one true heir.
I accepted his offer, and had to undergo a trial by combat. It was very difficult. I was sent to the gladiator pits to fight for my life. When I won, I was sent to train under the local priests, to learn respect and religion.
It was here where I learn of my bloodline, I was an Aasimar. I always knew I was different, the dreams I have had my whole life were not normal.
Years later, as Jingo lay on his death bed. He looked at me weakly and said "I have never wanted anymore in life than a son like you, please accept this gift and carry on my legacy. I will always be proud of you, my son" With his last ounce of strength, he gave me his signet ring. Which I have carried with me ever since.
I've been alone for many years, fighting the evil that plagues this world. It has been a hard journey, with harder times to come. Hopefully I can count on my new companions to help me rid the world of this filth. I will do whatever it takes, no matter the cost...”
Being sworn into the life so young and not really knowing his parents, my Paladin becomes conflicted with his path and becomes quite angry. Whenever a fight breaks out against an evil person, that person must now die.
The party was trying to uncover how stolen items were getting into a local city, we found a local gang hideout that was getting regular deliveries of said stolen items. Once dealing with the gang intown, we found a note that lead us to a meeting point outside the city. We followed the lead to find a group of Orcs waiting for someone. We used our half-orc to get a little closer and try and find out what they are doing here. Turns out they work for a group that is trying to take control of the town.They see through our ruse with some crappy rolls on the party’s part and a fight breaks out. I think “Perfect, a group of half-orcs that are terrorizing civilians and now they want to fight us” We kill all and there is a single half-orc left that lays down his weapons and tries to beg for his life. In my paladin’s eyes, he is evil and must die, so I keep attacking him. Julie and Andrew then start yelling at me saying that he is innocent? And we should help him. I am so confused at this point cause a minute ago he wanted us dead. Julie and Andrew hold me back enough for the half-orc to get away. I think “Well, that’s going to bite us on the ass later”
We continue to the keep where the leader of this gang is hold up. We fight and kill them. We get back to town and Julie and Andrew run into the half-orc and get him a job with the towns guard. They tell the rest of the party this has happened, but don’t tell my paladin because they don’t want me to find him and kill him.The next day guess who my paladin runs into? That’s right, the half-orc! And my paladin explodes, we know there is a plot from his gang to over throw the rulers of this town, and now he turns up as a guard. So, I attack him. The party runs to his rescue and stops the town guard from arresting me for attacking a guard, and stops them from knowing why I attacked him, because that would get the half-orc killed by the town.
We finish that campaign and kill the BBEG. While we are looting the BBEG we find a spell book, which my character grabs. Julie grabs a staff and Carl grabs an axe. Andrew asks me if I would like him to try and identify the book, I reluctantly agree. He takes the book and casts identify, which fails and instead of giving me back the book, gives it to Julie. Because she wants it… I’m mad but don’t want to start a fight so just let it go.
We move onto Curse of Strahd. Which seems really interesting, and I don’t see the situation with the half-orc coming into a campaign that is based around people being enthralled by a vampire.In the first town, we meet a guy who asks us to help his sister get out of town and away from Strahd. We agree. When we meet his sister, my paladin notices that she is acting shady. He also notices that she is trying to cover her neck with her clothes. Thinking this is odd, I convince the party to split (I know, should never do). Georga, Julie and Andrew are going to take the father of these two people to the church to be buried, while Carl and I stay back to “chat” about something. They leave and we search the place, finding a diary that said that she remembers his eyes, so enchanting.That’s it, she has met Strahd and could be trying to lead us to a trap. We sprint after the party and catch them; we fill them in on what we found and that she was trying to hide her neck. Andrew says “It’s nothing, we can trust her. She is innocent” I think, what? With all the information we just gave, you’re not even going to question her?
We get to the church and find out that the priest is hiding his son downstairs because his son has become a thrall of Strahd. We go down there and kill him. Now I know something isn’t right here. We get back to the house with the brother and sister, and they pull out some alcohol and start drinking, offering it to the party. I refuse, but the rest of the party just start drinking. I stand up and pull out the diary, yelling “We need to talk about this, you are hiding something and need to explain yourself. Now!” and then throw the diary onto the ground. Andrew stands up and casts heat metal onto my paladin that is wearing full plate armour. I’m like “What the fuck are you doing?!” Andrew says that I need to calm down and not attack her because she is innocent. We argue for a little in character all while he keeps concentrating on heat metal, I never once draw my axe, I never once cast a spell. He takes me down to 12 HP before the spell ends. Carl is backing me up in all this, Julie is backing Andrew and Georga is trying to calm everyone down and defuse the situation. Julie walks out and we take a 10-minute brake.
We all come back and it starts with Andrew talking really low and sad saying “I think we need to have a serious conversation about what just happened, and everyone is going to get a say. Julie wants to start”Julie pipes up and says “There are members in the party that just attack first ask questions later and aren’t putting the parties needs first. Also, people in this party aren’t listening to others and doing their own thing and its not right”
I stay silent through this whole thing
Julie says that she feels that no one listens to her. Which is complete bullshit because all we do is listen to her and Andrew besides the few occasions where we have had our own character-building moments.
Carl chimes up, basically saying that they aren’t listening to facts and only doing things they want to do. Which obviously Andrew and Julie disagree with. I say nothing, just absolutely shocked that they are saying these things.
We agree to undo what just happened and handle it differently. The sister says that Strahd visited her and had fed on her and that’s why she wants to get away. We do a few tests to make sure she isn’t a thrall and it turns out she isn’t. I apologise to her for going through her stuff, but I just had to be sure. All ends well this session… Sort of.
The next session we are in the next town over and trying to cross a lake on a boat. We start to pass a man that throws a sack over board. Carl notices that the sack was wriggling, he tells the rest of the party and we jump into the water and get the sack. Turns out this man had kidnapped a local “druid” child and was trying to sacrifice her so that he could get more fish to sell. We save the girl and Carl kills the man. Julie and Andrew yell at him for killing the man saying “He was innocent” and “We should have arrested him instead” but what’s done is done and they have to deal with it now.
We get back to the inn. Me being done with everything, childishly decides to try and ruin the game, so I try to poison the town by dropping a Vial of Fridged Woe (From our last campaign that my character held onto “Just in case”) into the well and then go to bed. My paladin has a vision from his god telling him to pick up his act and stop doing bad things and shows me that the vial didn’t break. I wake up and run down to the well and take the vial back inside. As I get to my room (which I’m sharing with Carl) he sits up crying from a nightmare. I put the vial down on the table and rush to his aid. He tells me that he had a dream from his childhood, about his village being burned and his family slaughtered. We go downstairs for a drink. Andrew comes and asks what happened to which I respond “He had a nightmare about his childhood, just give him some time and he will talk to you when he is ready”
Before I continue, I need to explain about the axe that Carl has. It is a sentient axe that talks to Carl. Out of character we know this, in character we don’t.
Andrew heads up stairs and goes to our room, he sees the vial of fridged woe on the table and pockets it. He then heads to the axe. Tries to identify, nothing (Not powerful enough).
He then, starts breaking the axe… The axe being sentient reaches out to Carl for help, Carl runs upstairs screaming in pain. The rest of us follow. Just as we all reach Andrew; he breaks the axe completely. Carl, stands frozen, not knowing how to react. I turn to Andrew and ask “What have you done”
Andrew responds “The axe was corrupting him, I had to do it to save my friend”
Carl responds “We are no longer friends” This was all said in character but Andrew screams out of character “WHHHHAAAAATTTTTT, we aren’t friends?” We all argue for a bit saying things like “Andrews character had no reason to break it, he had no idea that it was sentient”
We are all yelling at this point, our poor DM trying to hold it together. Carl says “I’m done, I quit” and leaves the call. We all do the same. Andrew asks me to come back to the call and tries to plead his case as to why he did it but I’m done too.
Our DM talks to Georga, Carl, and myself individually and he realises that we still want to play, just not with them. So, we start back up, continue the story. Georga’s IRL partner joins us. We have had a lot of fun since that day and have never had an in character (Or out of character) fight since.

Tl:dr - Player plays a group game of DnD but tries to be in every conversation and lead everything. When the rest of the players dont follow suit and do their own thing he blows up. He also disregards what other players say and thinks he knows best
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2020.09.22 06:03 toxicdeliquency Lots o’ fandoms!

Hey everyone! I’m Tulsa and I’m twenty-one so please please please be over eighteen, bc I’m not tryna catch a case. I’ve had issues in the past where people who play the opposing characters change them so much that it’s not even them anymore, and then the dynamic doesn’t make sense and yeah….. (this makes me sound harsh but i promise I’m not jdsjnddi).
RULES
FORMAT;; Since these are characters that we’re playing, I’d prefer us both to use third person POV. I get very invested in my characters, but find it a bit uncomfortable when I, or my partner, is using ‘I’, it makes it too personal for me. As for doubling, that’s something I don’t do, and I know that’s usually a turn-off. I just feel it’s easier, and more fun to focus on one story/couple. I will play side characters if we need/like, but I only do one thread. I hope that makes sense lol
LENGTH;; As I tend to write stories in my free time, I do prefer longer replies. My starters will usually be anywhere from 3-5 paragraphs, and my replies at least 2, usually more depending on the scene and how much my partner is giving me. I’m not too strict about this, but I do like details, so if you’re a one-line roleplayer, we are not a good fit. For more of a glance at my length, feel free to check out my writing samples: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZRxKbX59YvNCXJejHsUHrfP0mlo_KHt9ivZRUwyrdWI/edit?usp=sharing
LIMITS;; I prefer my plots to be about 70/30 when it comes to story/smut. Limits and things of that nature can be discussed in private if need be!
PLOTTING;; As long as we’re both putting forth effort into the plot, I’m down. It’s just hard to come up with a plot by yourself, especially because you don’t know if the other person will like it. Also, if we start a plot and you find yourself bored and/or would like to try something else, don’t hesitate to ask! This whole ad makes me sound so serious, but I swear I’m just a smol girl.
REPLY RATE;; Since I am a college student, my replies may be a bit scattered. Due to Covid, I’m available almost all day everyday so I’d love someone who’s able to do quick, but also literate replies! I will always do my best to send out a reply at least once a day though, but on weekends you can expect quick replies throughout the day.
I think that’s it for all of the formalities, so onto the fun stuff!
Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson & Averie Forbes… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kZthnbN1uGMLaGh_MVjBV2Sgmy_qtY9xYuPU0Q7BUaA/edit?usp=sharing Plot ideas: i really want to do something with Stockholm syndrome? Like maybe he takes her as a way to get back at Klaus or something?
Marvel/MCU Loki Laufeyson & Eira Jarledottir… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/102xmk63dnwe5RMbJegfi-cy4AZtev2IZVafhaejuCvw Plot Ideas: when Loki is disguised as Odin and we can have her come back to Asgard and she’s completely heartbroken when she finds out Loki is ‘dead’. Or, we could do something set before the films if we’d like! Or something kind of AU where Eira is there when Loki finds out about his true lineage.
Stranger Things Billy Hargrove & Katrina ‘Kat’ Wheeler… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X_Xz7SOiHZpjlLyrqvzRpP-Kt-sy0zRDBDPxpMDBS2w Plot Ideas: i don’t have any specifics for this one, but I just picture a ton of angst and a lot of unsaid feelings. I’d love to maybe try an AU where Billy survives the events of season 3 and he’s trying to find himself and figure out how to move forward and Kat wants to help but she’s not quite sure how. Or, I’m always down for good old teenage rebellion that takes place during season 2 or before the whole ‘possession of Billy’ thing happens.
Teen Wolf Derek Hale & Paige Krasikeva… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10KtrZRng-j9k4TJ1gZmSJRdqAcqdE2iIM5sfgEe3MLs Plot Ideas: I’m thinking something along the lines of Derek sees her at the school and is completely shaken and she has absolutely no memory of the situation. So then maybe they re-fall in love or he like steadily tries to help her regain her memory. Another way to go would be they rekindle a romance, Paige having no idea of their history, and then Peter giving her back her memories but they’ve been skewed to make Derek look like the bad guy. Stiles Stilinski & Lydia Martin They were my first OTP and I’d love to get the chance to play Lydia again. I’m kind of down for anything with this couple.
Criminal Minds Spencer Reid(or a male oc) & Olivia Fray… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19hC6zvvbkFVaQMwwY5K-mlHOccm1YFd9j8m2CguN2AI/edit Plot Ideas: They meet on a case and she ends up getting too deep and someone has to save her. Or she could get hired as like media personnel to give debriefings. I’ve only played in this fandom once, I’m still working things out so bare with me.
I believe that’s it??? I’m really craving these plots right now, so if anyone wants to do them I’d be eternally grateful! Also, if you have any plot ideas of your own for these pairings, don’t be afraid to share them!!! If you’re interested, please feel free to reach out !
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2020.09.22 04:31 toxicdeliquency Fandoms, fandoms and more fandoms!

Hey everyone! I’m Tulsa and I’m twenty-one so please please please be over eighteen, bc I’m not tryna catch a case. I’ve had issues in the past where people who play the opposing characters change them so much that it’s not even them anymore, and then the dynamic doesn’t make sense and yeah….. (this makes me sound harsh but i promise I’m not jdsjnddi).
RULES
FORMAT;; Since these are characters that we’re playing, I’d prefer us both to use third person POV. I get very invested in my characters, but find it a bit uncomfortable when I, or my partner, is using ‘I’, it makes it too personal for me. As for doubling, that’s something I don’t do, and I know that’s usually a turn-off. I just feel it’s easier, and more fun to focus on one story/couple. I will play side characters if we need/like, but I only do one thread. I hope that makes sense lol
LENGTH;; As I tend to write stories in my free time, I do prefer longer replies. My starters will usually be anywhere from 3-5 paragraphs, and my replies at least 2, usually more depending on the scene and how much my partner is giving me. I’m not too strict about this, but I do like details, so if you’re a one-line roleplayer, we are not a good fit. For more of a glance at my length, feel free to check out my writing samples: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZRxKbX59YvNCXJejHsUHrfP0mlo_KHt9ivZRUwyrdWI/edit?usp=sharing
LIMITS;; I prefer my plots to be about 70/30 when it comes to story/smut. Limits and things of that nature can be discussed in private if need be!
PLOTTING;; As long as we’re both putting forth effort into the plot, I’m down. It’s just hard to come up with a plot by yourself, especially because you don’t know if the other person will like it. Also, if we start a plot and you find yourself bored and/or would like to try something else, don’t hesitate to ask! This whole ad makes me sound so serious, but I swear I’m just a smol girl.
REPLY RATE;; Since I am a college student, my replies may be a bit scattered. Due to Covid, I’m available almost all day everyday so I’d love someone who’s able to do quick, but also literate replies! I will always do my best to send out a reply at least once a day though, but on weekends you can expect quick replies throughout the day.
I think that’s it for all of the formalities, so onto the fun stuff!
Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson & Averie Forbes… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kZthnbN1uGMLaGh_MVjBV2Sgmy_qtY9xYuPU0Q7BUaA/edit?usp=sharing Plot ideas: i really want to do something with Stockholm syndrome? Like maybe he takes her as a way to get back at Klaus or something?
Marvel/MCU Loki Laufeyson & Eira Jarledottir… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/102xmk63dnwe5RMbJegfi-cy4AZtev2IZVafhaejuCvw Plot Ideas: when Loki is disguised as Odin and we can have her come back to Asgard and she’s completely heartbroken when she finds out Loki is ‘dead’. Or, we could do something set before the films if we’d like! Or something kind of AU where Eira is there when Loki finds out about his true lineage.
Stranger Things Billy Hargrove & Katrina ‘Kat’ Wheeler… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X_Xz7SOiHZpjlLyrqvzRpP-Kt-sy0zRDBDPxpMDBS2w Plot Ideas: i don’t have any specifics for this one, but I just picture a ton of angst and a lot of unsaid feelings. I’d love to maybe try an AU where Billy survives the events of season 3 and he’s trying to find himself and figure out how to move forward and Kat wants to help but she’s not quite sure how. Or, I’m always down for good old teenage rebellion that takes place during season 2 or before the whole ‘possession of Billy’ thing happens.
Teen Wolf Derek Hale & Paige Krasikeva… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10KtrZRng-j9k4TJ1gZmSJRdqAcqdE2iIM5sfgEe3MLs Plot Ideas: I’m thinking something along the lines of Derek sees her at the school and is completely shaken and she has absolutely no memory of the situation. So then maybe they re-fall in love or he like steadily tries to help her regain her memory. Another way to go would be they rekindle a romance, Paige having no idea of their history, and then Peter giving her back her memories but they’ve been skewed to make Derek look like the bad guy. Stiles Stilinski & Lydia Martin They were my first OTP and I’d love to get the chance to play Lydia again. I’m kind of down for anything with this couple.
Criminal Minds Spencer Reid(or a male oc) & Olivia Fray… BIO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19hC6zvvbkFVaQMwwY5K-mlHOccm1YFd9j8m2CguN2AI/edit Plot Ideas: They meet on a case and she ends up getting too deep and someone has to save her. Or she could get hired as like media personnel to give debriefings. I’ve only played in this fandom once, I’m still working things out so bare with me.
I believe that’s it??? I’m really craving these plots right now, so if anyone wants to do them I’d be eternally grateful! Also, if you have any plot ideas of your own for these pairings, don’t be afraid to share them!!! If you’re interested, please feel free to reach out !
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2020.09.22 04:31 MoniYvette [F playing M4A playing M] Vampires, Werewolves, and things that go bump in the night!

I really don’t care what people say- this is the best time of year! 👻
Anyways, hi all! I’m Monica and I’m currently on the look out for a few good partners. I’m in MST and generally can shoot off a few replies a day depending how swamped I am. I’m 27 and as such I would prefer that you would be over 18 in case our RP takes a turn. I have a no limits so I can generally roll with the punches, but if you have any please let me know so we can avoid any mishaps. My post can range from a page + depending on what I have to work with. Also, I use 3rd person for my post.
As a side note, I love to have outside conversations with my partners. Having a separate thread where we can just BS and even brainstorm new twists. There are a few requests I have of you as well. To start- tell me what your favorite scary movie is when you message!
1.) I prefer M/M pairing, but I would do a M/F pairing under the right circumstances.
2.) Please don’t leave my character to start every engagement. I understand shy characters, but it has to be an equal give and take in order to push a plot along.
3.) Please be literate. I understand bad days/typos and whatnot, but sending a 4 sentence reply to a 3 paragraph one doesn’t leave much to work with.
4.) If you feel like you’re losing interest- tell me! Reworking a plot, throwing in a character, or adding a twist is all part of the creative process.
As for cravings I am always down for any kind of vampire/werewolf type roleplay and can come up with a plot off the top of my head. As for plots that I’ve been wanting to do:
Nerve: Like the movie. One character would be in the top percentage while the other would just be starting. They meet at a party for the top percenters and watchers decide they want them to team up.
Now You See Me: A couple that started off performing on the streets ended up blowing up and hitting the big time only for one of them to get a big head and kick the other out of the act. Now the other one is trying their best to make it back and ends up the attention of The Eye. This gets back to the famous one and now they try to get back into the other’s life to try and once again steal the limelight.
Werewolf/Hunter: These two friends have been together since kindergarten and know all there is to know about one another. Including the fact that one is a werewolf. Born and bred and destined to be Alpha, they broke every rule by telling the other about them. Everything was fine until a distant relative came to visit the human and now they learn they are actually from a long line of slayers.
Apocalyptic Vampire: A vampire created in a lab is released onto the public to wreak havoc, but ends up befriending a human. The pair now spend their time fighting the very thing that one of them is. [[Please ask about this one! I have a more thorough explanation and I really want to try it. ]]
Vampire/Slayer: A Noble vampire leaves their coven after being shamed and ends up running into a failed child of the most prominent slayer family. After a quick vent about their situations the vampire decides to help the slayer and act as though he had been captured. The slayer’s family ends up praising their child and the child slowly develops the skills they had been lacking. It was when they were at their peak did the vampire reveal their intent to double cross and whisks the slayer away to serve as a pet and show he took down a very lethal threat.
I have other plots for the same pairings, so just ask! I mainly use email, but I can use Discord if you’re willing to be patient with me.
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2020.09.21 08:15 Ritu_Rajput Stefan saving Elena from drowning in (3x22)!!!

I have always had double thoughts on stefan respecting Elena's choice in their relationship ( which is very good,you should respect your partner). But when it comes to life and death,i think he should look at a bigger picture. I can let go off of 2x20 incident as she never wanted to became a Vampire so stefan knew that but in 3x22, shouldn't he have save Elena first?! The funny part is that he even regrets it thrice in the series discussing it with Damon(4x01),Elena(4x01) and Caroline in some episode of season 7 where he kidnaps her and quotes "You should respect people choice but not when it comes to life and death" and when caroline said "you gave that choice to elena so now i want that too" and then he says " And then I lost her". So Stefan did that so Elena doesn't get mad at him because he know elena would have been really upset if Matt died?! As Damon has once said that He ll make all their and death decisions while he worries about Collateral damage ie. sabotage thing in their relationship?!? What are you thoughts on this event. I always end up in a serious fight with people on this so maybe you guys can make me look at it differently.
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NOTICE:(please read!) Hello everyone! Thanks for taking an interest in what I have to offer. First things first: Some games are provided in a partner ship with minecopre and me, thefinfu. He has agreed to this, & gives his full permission.
And speaking of which:
Here is the Decipher Guide that you need to take a look at if your trading. I want to make this as 100% clear as possible so you don't get confused:
X= Games my partner is supplying Y= Games I myself supply X2=Both of us have that game
Moving on, I mainly accept game for game trades, especially high interest in Humble Choice, but I may go down the avenue of other options. These other options may include items like TF2 or buying me a game off of steam or game and/or bundle off of either Humble or Fanatical for my games. Just depends on the games and what we can work out.
Lastly, I want to make clear that I am fine if its just keys instead of giftlinks due to the Humble Account related stuff happening currently. I perfectly understand your concerns & respect the well-being you have when it comes to Humble and trading.
Perks from Xbox Game Pass:
-Sea of Thieves Nightshine Parrot Bundle (Y) -Gears 5 Perks Starter Pack (Y) -Smite X Avatar Starter Pass (Y) -Fantasy Star Online 2 September Pack (Y) -Dauntless Emerald Steel Weapon Skins & More (Y) -Warframe Xbox Starter Bundle (Y)
Steam Items:
-Can buy TF2 keys where applicable (Y)
can also get other community items as well besides tf2 through steam community market
Steam gifts:
-Blockstorm 2 copies (Y)
Mainstream Games:
September 2020 Humble Choice:
-Forager (Y)
-Generation Zero (Y)
-Vampire: The Masquerade: Coteries of New York (Y)
-Catherine Classic (Y)
-Evoland Legedary Edition (Y)
-Shapeshifting Detective (Y)
-The Occupation (Y)
-Lethal League Blaze (Y)
-Strange Brigade (Y)
-Fun with Ragdolls: The Game (Y)
August 2020 Humble Choice:
-Hello Neighbor + Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek (X) -Wargroove (X) -Little Big Workshop (X) -Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition (X) -Automachef (X) -Through the Darkest of Times (X) -American Fugitive (X) -The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters (X) -We were here together (X) -A case of distrust (X)
Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle: -Baba is You (X) -Hyper Light Drifter (X) -The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (X) -Spelunky (X) -Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (X) -Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (X) -FTL: Faster than Light (X) -Bioshock Remastered (X) -Endless Space: Collection (X) -Overlord II (X) -Surviving Mars (X) -Kingdom: Classic (X) -Eastside Hockey Manager (X) -Company of Heroes 2 (X) -The Ball (X) -Super Time Ultra Force (X) -System Shock: Enhanced Edition (X) -System Shock 2 (X) -Broken Age (X) -Newt One (X) -All you can eat (X) -A new beginning: Final Cut (X) -No time to Explain Remastered (X) -Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (X) -Star Crossed (X) -Vertiginous Golf (X) -EarthNight (X) -Armello (X) -Age of Wonders III (X) -Overgrowth (X) -Gonner (X) -Plunge (X) -Pesterquest (X) -Realpolitiks (X) -My memory of us (X) -MirrorMoon EP (X) -In Between (X) -Gunscape Standard Edition (X) -Neo Cab (X) -Regular Human Basketball (X) -Planet of the eyes (X) -Crowntakers (X) -FRAMED Collection (X) -Darkest Dungeon: The sheildbreaker dlc (X)
June Choice Games: -Supraland (X) -Hellblade (X) -The Kings Bird (X) -Grid Ultimate Edition (X) -The Messenger (X) -Felix the Reaper (X) -Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (X) -Stygian: Reign of the old ones (X) -Remnats of Naezith (X) -Overload (X) -The Stillness of the Wind (X) -Boundless (X)
April Choice Games: -Driftland: The magix revival (X) -Raiden V: Director's Cut (X) -Molek-Syntez (X) -Train Valley 2 (X)
March Choice Games: -Exapunks (X) -Turok (X) -Niffelheim (X) -AI War 2 (X) -Death's Gambit (X) -Fell seal: Arbiter's Mark (X) -198x (X) -Etherborn (X)
Conquer COVID 19 Bundle: -Broken Age (X) -VVVVVV (X) -Ducati-90th Anniversary (X) -GNOG (X) -Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (X) -Hacknet (X) -Lost Winds (X) -Magika (X) -Music Maker Edition + dlc (X) -Pacman Championship Edition 2 (X) -Party Hard (X) -Rebuild 3: Gangs of deadville (X) -Starfinder: Pact Worlds Campaign Setting (X) -World of goo (X)
Other steam games/misc: -Four Kings One War + VR addon dlc (Y) -Snake Pass (Y) -TripTrip (Y) -Will Glow the Wisp (Y) -Martian Law (Y) -10,000 (Y) -Grimm & Tonic (Y) -Pulsor (Y) -Up & Down (Y) -Jetball Arena (Y) -Super ledgehop: double laser (Y) -Mars Underground (Y) -Tumblestone (Y) -Suicide Guy VR (Y) -Party Hard 2 (Y)
Console Games (PS4, Switch, Xbox);
PS4 Games: (check region) -Stellaris: Console Edition NA Code (Y) -Stelllaris: Console Edition EU & AUS Code (Y) -Football Game EU Code (Y) -Tyr: Chains of Valhalla EU Code (Y) -Random Heroes: Gold Edition EU Code (Y) -Milo's Quest EU Code (Y) -Mochi Mochi Boy EU Code (Y) -Strawberry Villager EU Code (Y) -Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet EU Code (Y) -Knightin+ EU Code (Y) -Distraint: Deluxe Edition EU Code (Y) -Mekabolt EU Code (Y) -Ganbre! Super Strikers U.S. (Y)
Nintendo Switch (check region): -Scheming through the apocalypse: The Beginning NA Code (Y) -Deep Space Rush NA (Y) -Bird Game+ NA (Y) -Bouncy Bullets NA (Y) -Duck Souls+ NA (Y) -Gun Crazy NA (Y) -Castle Pals NA (Y) -Super Destronaut Land War NA (Y) -Foxyland NA (Y) -Foxyland 2 NA (Y) -Clash Force NA (Y) -Spacejacked NA (Y) -One Night Stand NA (Y) -Explosive Dinosaurs NA (Y) -Reason: Casual Puzzle EU (Y) -SageBrush EU Code (Y) -Warlock's Tower EU Code (Y) -Just Ignore Them EU Code (Y) -Paradox Soul EU Code (Y) -Hang the King EU Code (Y) -One Night Stand EU Code (Y) -Zero Zero Zero Zero EU Code (Y) -Delta Squad EU Code (Y) -Super Box Land Demake EU Code (Y)
Xbox (ALL keys are Global/Region Free): -Pity Pit (Y) -Guard Duty (Y) -Blind Men (Y) -Gridd: Retroenhanced (Y) -112th seed (Y) -Nicole (Y) -Robozarro (Y)
DLC'S:
-Heroes & Generals: Starter Pack (dlc, redeemable in-game) (Y)
-Story of a gladiator soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
Star-Box Game Galaxy Pet Shop (dlc) (Y)
-Heroic Dungeon OST (dlc) (Y)
-Please close the doors- Soundtrack DLC (Y)
-Hentai Shooter 3D: Christmas Party-Art collection DLC (Y)
-Limiter OST Soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
-Fable Rush OST (dlc) (Y)
-Star Advent-Wallpapers (dlc) (Y)
-Brodefense OST Soundtrack DLC (Y)
You MUST comment first in order to even be considered. Hope to hear good offers soon! :)
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2020.09.21 06:28 thefinfu [H] Choices (Sep, Aug, June, Apri, Mar), Conquer COVID + Racial Justice Bundles, Console Games, TF2 keys, and XGPU perks [W] Wishlists/Either Yooka Laylee, Catherine Classic, or Lethal League Blaze (no locks)/ Game Offers

Reps:
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Minecopre's Wishlist: Wishlist
MY Wishlist: My Wishlist
NOTICE:(please read!) Hello everyone! Thanks for taking an interest in what I have to offer. First things first: Some games are provided in a partner ship with minecopre and me, thefinfu. He has agreed to this, & gives his full permission.
And speaking of which:
Here is the Decipher Guide that you need to take a look at if your trading. I want to make this as 100% clear as possible so you don't get confused:
X= Games my partner is supplying Y= Games I myself supply X2=Both of us have that game
Moving on, I mainly accept game for game trades, especially high interest in Humble Choice, but I may go down the avenue of other options. These other options may include items like TF2 or buying me a game off of steam or game and/or bundle off of either Humble or Fanatical for my games. Just depends on the games and what we can work out.
Lastly, I want to make clear that I am fine if its just keys instead of giftlinks due to the Humble Account related stuff happening currently. I perfectly understand your concerns & respect the well-being you have when it comes to Humble and trading.
Perks from Xbox Game Pass:
-Sea of Thieves Nightshine Parrot Bundle (Y) -Gears 5 Perks Starter Pack (Y) -Smite X Avatar Starter Pass (Y) -Fantasy Star Online 2 September Pack (Y) -Dauntless Emerald Steel Weapon Skins & More (Y) -Warframe Xbox Starter Bundle (Y)
Steam Items:
-Can buy TF2 keys where applicable (Y)
can also get other community items as well besides tf2 through steam community market
Steam gifts:
-Blockstorm 2 copies (Y)
Mainstream Games:
September 2020 Humble Choice:
-Forager (Y)
-Generation Zero (Y)
-Vampire: The Masquerade: Coteries of New York (Y)
-Catherine Classic (Y)
-Evoland Legedary Edition (Y)
-Shapeshifting Detective (Y)
-The Occupation (Y)
-Lethal League Blaze (Y)
-Strange Brigade (Y)
-Fun with Ragdolls: The Game (Y)
August 2020 Humble Choice:
-Hello Neighbor + Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek (X) -Wargroove (X) -Little Big Workshop (X) -Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition (X) -Automachef (X) -Through the Darkest of Times (X) -American Fugitive (X) -The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters (X) -We were here together (X) -A case of distrust (X)
Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle: -Baba is You (X) -Hyper Light Drifter (X) -The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (X) -Spelunky (X) -Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (X) -Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (X) -FTL: Faster than Light (X) -Bioshock Remastered (X) -Endless Space: Collection (X) -Overlord II (X) -Surviving Mars (X) -Kingdom: Classic (X) -Eastside Hockey Manager (X) -Company of Heroes 2 (X) -The Ball (X) -Super Time Ultra Force (X) -System Shock: Enhanced Edition (X) -System Shock 2 (X) -Broken Age (X) -Newt One (X) -All you can eat (X) -A new beginning: Final Cut (X) -No time to Explain Remastered (X) -Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (X) -Star Crossed (X) -Vertiginous Golf (X) -EarthNight (X) -Armello (X) -Age of Wonders III (X) -Overgrowth (X) -Gonner (X) -Plunge (X) -Pesterquest (X) -Realpolitiks (X) -My memory of us (X) -MirrorMoon EP (X) -In Between (X) -Gunscape Standard Edition (X) -Neo Cab (X) -Regular Human Basketball (X) -Planet of the eyes (X) -Crowntakers (X) -FRAMED Collection (X) -Darkest Dungeon: The sheildbreaker dlc (X)
June Choice Games: -Supraland (X) -Hellblade (X) -The Kings Bird (X) -Grid Ultimate Edition (X) -The Messenger (X) -Felix the Reaper (X) -Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (X) -Stygian: Reign of the old ones (X) -Remnats of Naezith (X) -Overload (X) -The Stillness of the Wind (X) -Boundless (X)
April Choice Games: -Driftland: The magix revival (X) -Raiden V: Director's Cut (X) -Molek-Syntez (X) -Train Valley 2 (X)
March Choice Games: -Exapunks (X) -Turok (X) -Niffelheim (X) -AI War 2 (X) -Death's Gambit (X) -Fell seal: Arbiter's Mark (X) -198x (X) -Etherborn (X)
Conquer COVID 19 Bundle: -Broken Age (X) -VVVVVV (X) -Ducati-90th Anniversary (X) -GNOG (X) -Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (X) -Hacknet (X) -Lost Winds (X) -Magika (X) -Music Maker Edition + dlc (X) -Pacman Championship Edition 2 (X) -Party Hard (X) -Rebuild 3: Gangs of deadville (X) -Starfinder: Pact Worlds Campaign Setting (X) -World of goo (X)
Other steam games/misc: -Four Kings One War + VR addon dlc (Y) -Snake Pass (Y) -TripTrip (Y) -Will Glow the Wisp (Y) -Martian Law (Y) -10,000 (Y) -Grimm & Tonic (Y) -Pulsor (Y) -Up & Down (Y) -Jetball Arena (Y) -Super ledgehop: double laser (Y) -Mars Underground (Y) -Tumblestone (Y) -Suicide Guy VR (Y) -Party Hard 2 (Y)
Console Games (PS4, Switch, Xbox);
PS4 Games: (check region) -Stellaris: Console Edition NA Code (Y) -Stelllaris: Console Edition EU & AUS Code (Y) -Football Game EU Code (Y) -Tyr: Chains of Valhalla EU Code (Y) -Random Heroes: Gold Edition EU Code (Y) -Milo's Quest EU Code (Y) -Mochi Mochi Boy EU Code (Y) -Strawberry Villager EU Code (Y) -Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet EU Code (Y) -Knightin+ EU Code (Y) -Distraint: Deluxe Edition EU Code (Y) -Mekabolt EU Code (Y) -Ganbre! Super Strikers U.S. (Y)
Nintendo Switch (check region): -Scheming through the apocalypse: The Beginning NA Code (Y) -Deep Space Rush NA (Y) -Bird Game+ NA (Y) -Bouncy Bullets NA (Y) -Duck Souls+ NA (Y) -Gun Crazy NA (Y) -Castle Pals NA (Y) -Super Destronaut Land War NA (Y) -Foxyland NA (Y) -Foxyland 2 NA (Y) -Clash Force NA (Y) -Spacejacked NA (Y) -One Night Stand NA (Y) -Explosive Dinosaurs NA (Y) -Reason: Casual Puzzle EU (Y) -SageBrush EU Code (Y) -Warlock's Tower EU Code (Y) -Just Ignore Them EU Code (Y) -Paradox Soul EU Code (Y) -Hang the King EU Code (Y) -One Night Stand EU Code (Y) -Zero Zero Zero Zero EU Code (Y) -Delta Squad EU Code (Y) -Super Box Land Demake EU Code (Y)
Xbox (ALL keys are Global/Region Free): -Pity Pit (Y) -Guard Duty (Y) -Blind Men (Y) -Gridd: Retroenhanced (Y) -112th seed (Y) -Nicole (Y) -Robozarro (Y)
DLC'S:
-Heroes & Generals: Starter Pack (dlc, redeemable in-game) (Y)
-Story of a gladiator soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
Star-Box Game Galaxy Pet Shop (dlc) (Y)
-Heroic Dungeon OST (dlc) (Y)
-Please close the doors- Soundtrack DLC (Y)
-Hentai Shooter 3D: Christmas Party-Art collection DLC (Y)
-Limiter OST Soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
-Fable Rush OST (dlc) (Y)
-Star Advent-Wallpapers (dlc) (Y)
-Brodefense OST Soundtrack DLC (Y)
You MUST comment first in order to even be considered. Hope to hear good offers soon! :)
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2020.09.21 03:58 Artbabe33445 Looking for Fandom and Original Character Roleplays (M/M Only)

As the post title says I am looking for an RP partner. I am quite literate and have been working on Omegle and email for the last few years with a couple of friends.
I like to RP mainly within a fandom doing an m/m pair. I have one or two original characters that I would like to use. I do prefer to play in scifi/fantasy realm, more than slice of life content. I'm hoping that I can find a partner that is willing to write more than a few sentences per post and either join me on discord or over email.
Fandoms (I'm listing some of my favorites, but I am open to so many more)
The Witcher: Jaskier x Geralt, Geralt x Eskel, Geralt x Emiel
Dragon Age: Fenris x Male Hawke
Overwatch: Hanzo X McCree, Reaper x Soldier 76
Borderlands: Handsome Jack x Rhys
Teen Wolf: Stiles x Derek
Marvel: Tony X Stephen Strange, Steve x Bucky, Thor x Loki, Spiderman x Deadpool
DC: Superman x Batman, Batman x Joker (Also John Doe from the Telltale game), Tim X Kon, Dick x Jason Todd
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter : Jason x Jean-Claude(JC) JC X Nathaniel x Asher Asher x JC Jason x Richard Asher x Nathaniel
Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel x Spike
X-Men: Logan x Kurt Wagner, Logan x Remy
Original Pairings:
Omegaverse Vampire x Vampire Demon x Angel Demon x Demon Renaissance Painter x Model - Da-Vinci and Salai (look it up on google it is amazing!) 1950's Business men and so many more.......
I have one original characteidea that I'm going to post here.
Original character: Alexander Margil Species: Demon/Shifter Age:430….maybe older, he quit counting after his 3 century, Turned at around age 25 Sexual Preference: None Languages: English, Spanish, French, German….etc (he’s been around for a while) Birthplace: Madrid, Spain Appearance: 6’3”, Thin Muscular Build, Red Blond Hair, brown/tanned skin, Deep green Eyes. Personality/Background: He was born to Don and Doña Santos Margil. His family was very rich and Alexander wanted nothing. The boy squandered his wealth as he grew. During his teenage years Alexander had a series of torrid affairs. One such affair was with a young Duchess who was betrothed to another man. In order to save herself from ridicule and shame she claimed that Alexander raped her.
To prevent the execution of his son his father exiled him to his country estate in the free world. Unknown to his family the Americas held much more danger for the boy than if he had stayed in Madrid. The native population had overrun his families complex and were using it to lead a rebellion. Alexander was captured the moment he entered the estate.
Alexander was then taken as a sacrifice to their dark god. Instead of killing the man though the process changed him into a Monster. He became a brainless beast that the natives used to hunt down and kill the Europeans invading their land.
He had no memory of his past only the taste of the sweet blood and the echoes of their screams. None of the natives showed the beast any kindness, accept one. The young native man, Rapu.. During his days as the beast, he would revert back to his human form. Rapu would feed and wash the beast. Those were the only moments of piece Alexander knew, and even with his mind twisted and torn he fell in love with the young Rapu. Their love was due to fail though, as Rapu was destined to be sacrificed to their Gods. The chief of the tribe knew of the love between the young male and the beast and ordered Rapu’s sacrifice during the Summer Solstice.
They made Alexander watch as they slit his throat and tore out his heart. The howls that echoed through the forest that nice still haunt the people of the amazon. Alexander slaughtered the whole tribe and it is said that his howls can be heard every solstice.
Story Ideas: Modern Day → Alexander is now working as a Guide in the deep Amazon. I hope to have him meet another man that he becomes infatuated with and saves from dying in the jungle or another supernatural entity
If you find something you would like to do with me. Please hit me up in a PM. :)
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2020.09.21 01:04 Fnuckle My experience with Hecate

I wrote this a while ago, for a different audience, but it occurred to me that maybe you guys would appreciate it too, so I updated a few parts. It's long but I hope it's enjoyable.
This was when I was a young witch, still a teenager, over a decade ago. At the time, I had been doing a lot of energy work, desperately trying to go on to the "astral plane" because I wanted to prove to myself that this stuff was real (I was still very skeptical and somewhat still am) - this is relevant bc, I feel like at the time I was open. I feel like because I had spent a LOT of time getting myself to a certain point spiritually that made it easier to open those channels with a higher power even though I was still skeptical aaaaffff about any of it being real.
Well one day I just decided to talk to the sky -- I honestly forget exactly what I said but I know I invited a deity to work with me if they wanted to and asked them to make themselves known if they do. I was honestly like, not really convinced anything would happen, yeah I was hopeful and I was open but. What ended up happening is the reason why I to this day still believe there is something more out there.
(forgive me for how poetic this next part may sound but I felt it was necessary to capture how I experienced it.)
I had a dream. It felt real. I could feel the cold grass underneath my feet. I was cold, I could feel goosebumps on my skin. I could smell the air. I was in a forest, outside, and it was like I was almost too big and too small at the same time, and the trees formed what I can only describe as a sinister circle around me, like they were trapping me, a cage, growing bigger, can't breathe. Suddenly, light. The trees shrink away. I look up and I can see a full moon, so big, so beautiful, and a face. But it wasn't like a face that was there but a face that I could feel, like I was seeing it from my third eye. And it was this BEAUTIFUL woman, so powerful, but also not a woman. It was like I could see every single face and phase of her life at the same time - it was like, all at once she was a newborn baby, 0 seconds old, a young girl, a teen, a woman at her prime, a mother, a greyed woman, frail and old, at the end of her life, and she was both ancient and newborn and all the things in between. I felt this and saw it all at once and somehow forever, like time didn't exist and I was there with her for a long time, but also, like it was just a blink of a moment too.
Something catches my attention and I look away. A path in front of me opened up, and I start running. Down the path I go, desperate, fearful but not scared? The light in front of me shines the way. It’s coming from the moon. She's guiding me with her light and I'm running, our of breath, but I feel like there is a purpose for it. I was literally lost, Inna dark place, and now she is helping me find my way out. I remember coming across many forks in the road. Some of them I didn't see at all, because she left the path too dark for me to see. But other times, she would illuminate the "dangerous" path, just enough for me to see and understand the danger, so that I knew to go the other way. I don’t remember what I saw down those paths except for one of them, which were these silhouetted black dogs. Finally I get to this steep cliff. In front of me its pitch black but I can hear and smell the waves. I know it’s a deep drop and I would die if I fall. To my right, in the distance, there is a town, I feel like I’m somewhere in the mediterranean - like, not quite Italy or maybe even Greece, but near there, facing the Mediterranean sea. I look back to the nothingness in front of me. Where do I go? But then I am filled with light and love and I have no fear. I take a step of the ledge and I fly! I am free! Soaring, my heart full, and safe.
And then I wake up.
Okay so this is so dumb but at the time I read a lot of bad witch/vampire books my mom bought and would then pass on to me. I was reading this HORRIBLE drama romance series about a girl who got sent to private witch school (lmao) and they all worshipped the goddess nyx. So for a year, i for some reason was like yup it was nyx, thats my mom, and refused to ever think it could be any other deity. I remember my at the time partner mentioning Hecate and I was like who is this b??? I refused to even look at it, I was like nope this ain’t it lol. I was wrong.
One day I’m looking up the meaning of my name, Katryna. Most places were like blah blah it’s derived from catherine meaning pure blah. I finally come across one website that puts forward a theory that it could have been derived from Hecate. A light bulb goes off in my head and I remember a story my mom told me. Before I was born she had lost multiple fetuses in utero. Had to go to a fertility doc and everything. She told me she knew I was going to make it because one night she had a dream that an angel came to her and told her I would be safe, I would be a girl, and my name would be Katryna.
So I looked up Hecate. Liminal Goddess - matron of women. Comes to you in visions and dreams. Carries the torches - guides you through the crossroads. Has three faces, representing all stages of her life. Goddess of the moon. One of her most prominent animals? Black dogs. Oh and, associated with witchcraft and magick, thanks to centuries of christianity using her to represent witchcraft. Also.... I've read recently that there's a theory she originated from turkey, or from around other parts right by the Mediterranean Sea. One of her biggest temples is in Turkey even, not far from the sea. I'm not sure about the cliffs, or if that was a real place I dreamed about, but I've been trying to figure that out. There is of course, more to her that I'm sure you know, but I only brought up the more relevant symbols that I connected in my dream.
Now I promise you I never knew anything about Hecate before I dreamed about her. I had not read about her EVER. I didn’t know about her at all. I remember at first thinking her name was weird. There was no way, and I am 100% sure of this, that I could’ve subconsciously remembered these details to dream about them. I was so fckin shocked when I read about her. Everything clicked into place. Like honestly just overwhelmed at how it matched up. When i was wanting it to be nyx, I kept trying to find ways to match it up to make sense, even though it didn’t. When i was first reading about hecate, I was skeptical, even hostile to the idea that what appeared to me in the dream could be anything other than nyx. But nope. It was her, and it only took me a whole year to figure it out. It's only recently I've found out that she has a whole following (see: this sub) and it blows my entire mind. Idk how else to describe the feeling... Validation maybe? Awe? Like, it just keeps going back to the fact that I am so sure that I really knew nothing about her before having that dream, and the symbolistic connections were so strong, how is that possible other than literally she exists and reached out to me.... I feel crazy whenever I open up and tell people about this but I think you guys will understand more than most.
That’s my experience, I stopped practicing for a while but I still think about her and thank her and bask in her light whenever I look at the moon. I'm not sure if I'm still one of "hers" or not... I kind of dropped the ball with that, and from my dream when I saw her I got the Impression she is really not one to fuck around. Recently though, I bought something for her I want to leave for her as an offering. It’s some mandrake, one of the sacred herbs from her garden. I've just been... Nervous to say hi again, and also have been slightly putting it off bc I need to figure out how I can handle the herb bc I read it is toxic and I don't want my cat getting into it.
Anyways, that's my story. Thanks for reading.
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2020.09.20 22:08 BlackCanary37 I did it. I made a long, in-depth Game of Thrones Legacy challenge like an IDIOT so please somebody enjoy this 😅

Game of Thrones Legacy Challenge
Because I love legacy challenges, and I love killing sims, I thought the perfect, fantastical hybrid would be of the Game of Thrones variety. I take inspiration from the books/series, but I change a lot to make for a more satisfying sims-ified generational story. After all, now these great houses are all a related family tree, not competing for power in the same land. So many things will be different, deal with it, don’t @ me.
Okay, into the GoT Legacy challenge.
Base rules:
Every heir must do the political career (AKA King)
You have to go through with fateful deaths
You must change castle color schemes for each main house
Cheating is allowed to get the intended children
Each child must max one toddler skill and one child aspiration
Asha Greyjoy
After her parents died, Asha did anything to keep her and her siblings afloat. She sold family heirlooms, downsized land, and became a criminal of the high seas. But, now that her siblings have grown, Asha grows tired of defaming her family name. Settling down in what remains of the Greyjoy Manor, Asha sets out to create a dynasty of her own. However, they’re taking that whole family motto (“We Do Not Sow”) pretty seriously. While they do still work odd jobs as a petty criminal, she keeps insisting she’s doing it for the right reasons. Asha wants to make the world a better place than her ancestors did... But she wants to do it in a fast-track kind of way and decides to rise up in the world by marrying a wealthy spouse.
So her new legacy begins.
Asha’s Traits: Gloomy, Outgoing, Good (At heart)
Asha must max out the fishing aspiration
Asha must mount at least 10 fish to her walls
Asha must have at least 3 sons
Asha must have a live-in maid to help with children
Asha must build an opulent castle with her riches (or appropriate the Baratheon Castle I built on the gallery (The_SpaceBard)
You must choose if Asha will quit her criminal career and devote herself to her rowdy children and repairing her lackluster marriage, or stay in the criminal career, take a lover, and have a illegitimate child that her spouse casts out
Robert Baratheon
Leading is hard for Robert Baratheon, particularly with his brother, Stannis, always on his heels. Stannis thinks he’s the better leader, but he respects Robert’s claim to heir. But, despite their uneasy peace, it's always created this unspoken rivalry between the two.
Robert taking everything Stannis ever wants, though, doesn’t help.
When Robert becomes of age, he takes over as head of house. But along with it, he takes Stannis’ high school sweetheart. Will the two find a way to reconcile or will Stannis’ jealousy rip the two (and perhaps the entire kingdom) apart?
Robert’s Traits: Glutton, Slob, Good
Stannis’ Traits: Good, Ambitious, Jealous
Renley’s Traits: Outgoing, Romantic, Active
Renley must have a high school sweetheart/soulmate
Stannis must have a teen pregnancy resulting in one child: Shireen
Robert must steal Stannis’ partner
Robert must have at least 4 children with said partner: Brandon, Lyanna, Eddard, Benjen
Robert must max out charisma
Robert must die once all his children born
Stannis must join the detective career
Stannis must get to the final level of the successful lineage aspiration before failing it (See below)
After Robert’s death, Stannis must set a fire and Shireen and her mother must die in it
You must choose of Stannis forgives his wife and raises his daughter and nephews as family or if he sets his wife and daughter on fire and is executed for it
Ned Stark
After the internal bickering of his father and uncle that left the family in ruin, Robert’s children are all too aware of what power can do to their family. Disillusioned with ruling, Brandon leaves the house to his siblings, never to be seen again.
While that leaves Lyanna heir, she’s uninterested in leadership and Eddard (AKA Ned) takes charge. Renaming his family the Starks, he sets out to focus on family first, not power.
Tragedy still strikes, however, over and over until he finds himself the final Stark standing. Things only start looking up when he falls in love and creates a family of his own.
He raises 6 strong children (including the baby of his sister, Lyanna). Though he does not seize more power in his lifetime, he couldn’t be prouder.
Brandon’s Traits: Good, Self-Assured, Hot-Headed
Ned’s Traits: Family-Oriented, Good, Neat
Lyanna Traits: Romantic, Loves the Outdoors, Music Lover
Benjen’s Traits: Loner, Good, Gloomy
Brandon must start the Leader of the Pack aspiration
Brandon must “go missing” when he becomes a young adult (Feel free to get creative, but I will be locking him in a dungeon below)
Benjen must have no friends
Benjen must freeze to death
Lyanna must have a teen pregnancy with a much older man
Lyanna must die after giving birth to a son: Jon (can cheat gender)
If the Baratheon maid is not dead, Ned must fire him
Ned must marry a jealous redhead
After all his siblings are dead, Ned has five children in rapid succession: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon
You must choose if Ned will raise Jon as a son or as a servant
Sansa Stark
Unlike generations before, and much like Ned hoped, the second Starks did not grow up coveting each other’s talents or responsibilities. Jon dreamed of becoming a simple hunter, Sansa wanted to be a princess, Arya wanted to be an athlete, Bran wanted to be a scholar, and Rickon wanted to be a baker. Every Stark left the house to become their own person, save Robb, Sansa, and Jon. They figured they could maintain their kingdom on their own.
That is, until Robb tragically, suddenly dies and it's up to Sansa to take up the mantle. As a child she just wanted to be a pretty princess and wife, but can she step up and become a queen?
Jon’s Traits: Loner, Dog Lover, Loves The Outdoors
Robb’s Traits: Insider, Outgoing, Self-Absorbed (Or Self-Assured, if you don’t have Get Famous)
Sansa’s Traits: Genius, Materialistic, Ambitious
Arya’s Traits: Active, Hot-Headed, Noncommittal
Rickon’s Traits: Cheerful, Foodie, Squeamish
Bran’s Traits: Gloomy, Bookworm, Unflirty
Robb must start a “Winterfell” club
All Stark children (except Robb, Sansa, and Jon) must leave the castle once they become young adults. That can be for school, romance, death, etc.
Except Robb. Robb MUST die
When Robb dies, Jon gets a dog
Sansa must have 3 children: Rhaegar, Viserys, and Danaerys (Dani, if your fingers don’t want to deal with it). Sansa must have Rhaegar early and Viserys and Dani much later
You must choose if Sansa dies alongside her son, Rhaegar, in the same tragedy or deliberately gets him killed herself for his abandonment and neglect
Dani Targaryen
Watching the Stark house almost collapse because of all the children going off to do their own things, Rhaegar wanted to whip the house back into shape under a new name: House Targaryen. Ambitious and determined (and a little unhinged), the dragon-like siblings wanted to reclaim glory for their mother who held the castle together in its darkest hours.
That is, until Rhaegar runs off with a pretty young thing and shirks all his duties.
Dani quickly takes over, despite the fact her brother Viserys is always looking over her shoulder and trying to enforce his whims without doing any of the work. Dani will not let bad seeds get in the way of her family legacy, though, no matter the cost
Rhaegar’s Traits: Kleptomaniac, Music Lover, Noncommittal
Viserys’ Traits: Mean, Ambitious, Hot-Headed
Dani’s Traits: Cat Lover, Hot-Headed or Erratic, Genius
Rhaegar must max out the violin skill
Rhaegar must get married, divorce, and remarry a much younger woman
Viseyrs must make ten enemies
Viserys must turn into a vampire and burn to death
Dani must marry and become a widower within the week
Dani must max out her Debate and Charisma skills
Dani must have 3 very territorial cats and one (possibly adopted) child: Lysa
Dani must extend her life as much as possible
You must choose if Dani will have an illicit affair with an extended family member (descendent of Asha’s illegitimate child, descendant of Shireen, descendant of the Stark children who left) to produce Lysa or have three more dead spouses
Lysa Tully
Lysa grew up with the breaker of chains, the mother of dragon-like cats, the most famous ruler in recent history. She made mountains move with a single word.
It’s not Dani’s fault she didn’t have much time for Lysa. She was making the world better for everyone, including her daughter. And that didn’t affect Lysa much, not really, she just is a little clingy... and stressed out... and just desperately wants to start her own family.
But will a family of her own ever fill the empty space in her heart?
Lysa’s Traits: Paranoid, Family-Oriented, Erratic
Lysa must have only one son: Robin
Robin’s other parent must die
Lysa must have no skills over level 1 other than parenting
Lysa must get fired from politics, leaving Dani to still rule until her great-granddaughter is of age
Lysa must max out the Super Parent aspiration
Lysa’s only close friend is her son
You must decide if Lysa becomes a single parent for life or she’ll find love again
Robin Arryn
Robin’s mother, Lysa, was clingy. It overwhelmed Robin his entire life, especially living in such a large castle with one lonely, overbearing woman following him constantly. He loved her dearly, particularly since he knows how... distant his grandmother can be. But Robin is desperate for breathing room and to make his own mark on their legacy
He was a delicate, uncoordinated child who needed and appreciated the extra hand from Lysa, but now as an adult, Robin just wants to bring color and joy back into the castle. And, in turn, to the people of their kingdom
Robin’s Traits: Squeamish, Creative, Clumsy
Robin must become Lysa’s best friend (until he becomes an adult and marries)
Robin must marry young to a local villager
Robin must max out the painter and piano skills
Robin must marry a woman that has similar features to his mother
Robin must litter the castle with masterpieces ONLY
Robin must have two children: Margaery and Loras
Margaery Tyrell
Margaery grew up in a complicated home, with two elderly matriarchs running the kingdom. Grandma Lysa was never quite queen material, and Margaery was disgusted with her for it. She identified more with her great-grandmother, the infinite Queen Dani, a cunning dragoness of a ruler.
Growing up idolizing her queen, adoring her father, and sharing everything with her brother, Margaery always felt she was being groomed to be a well-rounded, beloved queen in her own right. When Queen Dani finally passes on, Margaery is sure she will be the monarch Dani always meant her to be. But will she live up to her own expectations?
Margaery’s Traits: Cheerful, Genius, Squeamish
Loras’s Traits: Active, Romantic, Freegan
Young Margaery must be close to Dani until she dies, but hates Lysa
Margaery must take the throne when Dani dies
Margaery must have three children: Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion
Margaery’s partner must hate Tyrion
Margaery’s partner must also be romantically involved with Loras
You must decide if Margaery or Loras get to have a happily ever after once Tyrion is born. The other must die tragically
Cersei/Tyrion Lannister
The Lannister children grew up knowing that the family and their legacy comes first. But perhaps they took that a tad too literally.
Cersei, the eldest daughter of Queen Margaery, was proud to be the next beautiful woman leading their dynasty. But unlike her foremothers, Cersei refused to take a spouse. She insisted to the kingdom that she does not need a marriage to be great.
Though, her growing brood of golden blonde children is a little confusing for the villagers. Unbeknownst to the people, their second parent is not her noble suitor that she keeps around for appearances, but her twin brother. If their secret is ever discovered, her reign might be doomed and their nosy, judgmental, annoyingly intelligent younger brother may be forced to be the king he never wanted to be.
Tyrion’s Traits: Genius, Good, Gloomy
Cersei’s Traits: Mean, Creative, Ambitious
Jaime’s Traits: Active, Good, Romantic
Cersei must have a “beard” aka a cover romance for her true soulmate situation
Jaime and Cersei must have an illicit relationship since their teenage years and have children together
Cersei must have 4 children: Joffrey, Myrcella, Tommen, Tywin
Joffrey’s Traits: Evil, Mean; Myrcella’s Trait: Creative Tommen’s Trait: Cheerful
Joffrey must die as a teen
The other two Lannister “Purebloods” must get taken away by authorities before they reach their teen years (the fourth one must be taken as an infant)
Once her children are gone, Cersei will die
Once all his nephews/nieces are gone, Tyrion will adopt 2 boys: Doran and Oberyn
You must decide if Jaime comes to his senses and helps run the kingdom with Tyrion or dies with Cersei
Doran and Oberyn Martell
Raised to be the best they can be, Doran and Oberyn were pitted against each other far too often. It created a rivalry between the two that grew insidious over the years. After decades of chaos, clashing ideologies, and lots and lots of death, both men wanted to bring the kingdom into an age of glory. They grew tired of all the broken relationships and want their house to come back together and stay strong. However, they both want to do it very differently. Doran wants to promote education, peace, and humanitarianism. Oberyn prefers expansion, freedom, and nationalism.
The two tolerated each other out of brotherly love, but when their father dies and the crown falls to them, who will lead the kingdom to greatness?
Doran’s Traits: Bookworm, Perfectionist, Self-Assured
Oberyn’s Traits: Romantic, Outgoing, Hot-Headed
Both children must be close to their adoptive father, Tyrion
Doran must max out Logic, Wellness, and Writing
Oberyn must max out Charisma, Singing, and Fitness
Doran and Oberyn must compete at least 10 times over their lifetime (Chess, Fighting, Lottery, Dance fight, Card game, Foosball, Horseshoe game). Keep track of who wins
They must invite 3 long-lost family members to the castle
You must decide if the intellectual Doran or the charismatic Oberyn leads the castle into a new era; the other must die by public execution
If you decide to play, please tell me! I’ll be doing a YouTube series following my own adventures in the challenge so I’d love to see what you guys do with it.
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2020.09.20 18:12 HeadOfSpectre I’m A Vampire and I Investigate the Supernatural. I've Seen Horrors That You People Wouldn't Believe

I’m sure you know that the world is full of terrible things. Things that if you were to by chance encounter, would kill you with the same ease that you would kill an insect. The fact that humanity is a fairly weak and inconsequential species is a strange and paradoxical fact. On some level, we all know it and yet if the full truth of the matter got out there would no doubt be mass hysteria. People are afraid enough as it is given the state of the world today and I don’t believe that making them aware of Gods and monsters will improve the situation.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Robert Marsh and as you might have guessed, I’ve had a bit more exposure to the supernatural than most. I’ve spent a significant portion of the past five hundred years researching it for my own purposes. As for what ignited my interest in the supernatural, that would be vampirism. Long ago, a man I once knew saw fit to curse me with undeath and since then I have been burdened with eternity… a life without end.

It wasn’t long after I became a vampire that I decided I might as well make use of my time and learn all I could about my new condition, which led me down the rabbit hole of the supernatural. I’ve cavorted with fae, Gods, spirits and mystics among other things over the years. I learned secrets that could bring civilization itself to its knees and I suppose all that knowledge was what got the attention of the FRB.

I had heard of the International Fae Relations Bureau, known to most as the FRB prior to their initial approach of me. I’d thought very little of them at the time, which should not be interpreted as ‘I thought poorly of them’. I simply regarded them as another group of idealists hoping to foster a better relationship between humanity and other non-human entities. While it seemed a noble cause, I’d seen their like rise and fall before and was ready to dismiss them as nothing more than another group of well meaning, yet doomed fools… That was until I actually met them, at least.

The year was 1985 and I was living in Rome, Italy. My life was quiet and more or less peaceful. By day, I worked in sales for a moderately sized company. Not the most exciting career for an entity such as myself but money is a necessity to survive and with it I was able to live a modest life in relative comfort. Every few nights, I would go to the more expensive bars and when a woman caught my fancy, I would make her my companion for the evening. Usually we would drink and move between bars before we retired together for the evening.

While my nighttime companions were often beautiful, I was never one to overstep boundaries. Sometimes, our brief relationships would grow more intimate… other times we would simply part ways after I’d taken what I needed. An unfortunate side effect of being a vampire is that I need blood to survive. Many details regarding my kind are simple mythology. Fatal weakness to sunlight, the ability to shapeshift and a fear of silver or crucifixes… However our thirst for blood is all too real.

I’ve never enjoyed taking a life and while I could easily drain the blood from a person if I so wished, I can survive on lighter albeit more frequent meals. My nighttime companions were usually too drunk to remember what I’d taken and I always took care to ensure their wounds were dressed before I left them. In my long life, I have only had to claim a handful of lives and I assure you that most of those were in self defense.

The FRB contacted me on one of my nights out. I had visited a lovely little bar that I liked to frequent and ordered my usual glass of red wine as I surveyed the other visitors. Most had come in pairs or groups. I was looking for the loners, much like myself. Someone I could befriend for the evening. Male or female, it didn’t matter to me. What I spotted was a young woman in a tight black dress, sitting by the bar. She was alone and quite lovely to behold. She looked disinterested in the world around her and the empty glasses by her side told me that she was looking to get drunk. I knew her kind.

I waved the bartender over and gave him my instructions.
“Get her another drink on me.” I said and the bartender nodded before going off to do just that.
I watched as he served her her drink and just as I’d expected, she looked over at me. I raised my glass to toast her and she raised hers in turn before taking a long sip. I took that as an invitation to go over.

“Mind if I join you?” I asked.
“Not at all, Mr. Marsh.” She replied and I paused.
I very rarely gave out the name I was currently living under to strangers but she seemed to know it instinctively. I caught a wry smile on her lips as she polished off her drink.
“You can sit down. I’m here to talk, not to pick a fight.” She said.
I hesitated for a moment before taking her up on her offer.
“Alright.” I said, “Let’s talk then.”

“I know you’re out to feed tonight, so I won’t take up too much of your time.” She promised, “I had to make sure I got your attention though and you do have a type, Mr. Marsh…”
“A single man should be allowed the pleasure of pleasant company if he so chooses.” I replied.
“Of course, of course. I didn’t mean to imply otherwise!” The woman said, “Here, let me just clear the air. My name is Amanda Spencer. I’m with the International Fae Relations Bureau.”
My eyebrow quirked slightly.

“You’re familiar with us?” She asked.
“The name has come up before, yes. What exactly do you want with me?”
“Word on the street is that you’ve been around the block. Seen a lot, done a lot… It must have taught you a lot too.”
“If you’re looking for information, there are more knowledgeable creatures out there Miss Spencer.”
“I know. We’ve even gone so far as to employ some of them. The FRB’s interest in you is a little more… Hands on... Sitting behind a desk doesn’t suit you Mr. Marsh.”
“And what exactly is that interest?”

“Public safety.” She replied, “The FRB is young but we aren’t stupid. Not everything out there wants peace and there’s countless things that just don’t give a damn. To that end, they’ve started to put together a little subdivision. Most of our recruits so far are human and while they’ve done well enough, the higher ups are in agreement that we could use someone a little more… familiar with these matters.”
“So what? You’re recruiting me into your secret police.” I scoffed. I took another sip of my red wine.
“Hardly. The Department of Public Safety is meant to protect people from the things out there that pose a threat. Ghouls, rogue vampires and sirens, things that could cause some damage if left unchecked. I don’t need to tell you that there are more and more ‘incidents’ every day and if these things get out, the FRB is toast. I’m recruiting you to protect people.”

I swirled the wine in my glass thoughtfully.
“And it ends at monsters and rogues, correct?” I asked. I looked over at her, “If that’s what you’re asking, then I’ll consider it... But I’m not an assassin, Miss Spencer.”
“I’m not looking for one. I’m looking for a guardian.” She replied. There was something in her eyes that made me believe her. Desperation, sincerity, I’m still not sure which.
I finished my glass and stood up.
“I’ll think about it.” I said.
“That’s all I ask.” She replied and set a business card on the table, “When you’re ready to start, give me a call.”
I pocketed the card and she tipped me one final smile before I left.

I’d had no intention of ever calling her… But the words she said lingered in my mind. I can’t say I had much faith in the FRB… But if nothing else, I respected their intentions and I suppose that was enough. I called Spencer at dawn the next day and I never looked back.

My orientation within the FRB did not last long. Technically speaking, I already had centuries of experience in the field so the biggest thing to adjust to was the new system. It wasn’t long before I received my first assignment and was out in the field working for them. The briefing said that there had been an attack on a small cottage just north of Naples. A family had been killed by something that had come out of the woods, presumably a ghoul judging by the description of the carnage it had inflicted.

Ghouls are particularly nasty creatures. Stripped of their humanity by inhuman powers, all that remains of them are pale malformed husks who only think about their next meal, whatever that may be. They are gruesome creatures who often run afoul of civilization and the act of killing them is a mercy.

I had been instructed to visit a certain restaurant two kilometers away from the site of the attack. It was there that I would meet my soon to be partner, Gustav Haeusser. Gustav was a short and stocky man, although much of his bulk seemed to be muscle. His skin was pale and his eyes were a cold blue. He wore his long brown hair down in a ponytail. I recognized him on sight as he entered the restaurant and he seemed to pick me out of the modest lunch crowd immediately.

The moment he laid eyes on me, he regarded me with an intensity that made me slightly uneasy. I knew disgust when I saw it but I pretended to ignore it in favor of at least attempting to begin a proper working relationship.
“You’re the vampire?” He asked as he sat down across from me.
“Just call me Marsh.” I replied, “Mr. Hausser, I presume?”
“Gustav.” He corrected, “I assume you’ve been briefed?”
“I have. Most likely a ghoul attack. I’d assume you see a lot of those, correct?”
Gustav scoffed.

“Once a week more or less… Damn things are everywhere. Never gets easier seeing them. I don’t suppose they’d affect you as much given your… condition…”
“On the contrary, I’ve seen their like for centuries and they’ve never failed to disturb me. Immortality doesn’t chip away at one's humanity if you don’t let it.”
He let out a huff that could have meant many things.

“We’ll leave when the sun goes down.” He said, “See if we can’t draw the ghoul out.”
“Wouldn’t it be more difficult to engage it at night?” I asked.
“Yes, but considering your condition-”
“I can move perfectly fine in daylight, if that’s what you’re worried about.” I interrupted, “Please. Don’t worry about my ‘condition’. I can assure you that it won’t be a hindrance or a threat.”
“I can assure you it won’t too.” He replied, “If you think you’re up for it, we could head out after we eat… You do eat, don’t you?”
“On occasion.” I replied, “The lobster looked particularly appetizing, if you’re a seafood man.”
Again Gustav huffed, sounding less annoyed this time. He picked up his menu and skimmed through it without another word. Perhaps he might not have liked me right off the bat, but I could work with that.

After we ate, we drove to the cottage. It was a quiet little place, well off the beaten path. A prime spot for a ghoul. As we drove up to the old building, I could see the broken glass of the windows and the yellow lines of police tape.

Gustav parked just outside the tape and we both got out. We approached the building together and I could smell the old blood inside.
“How long ago was the attack?” I asked.
“The bodies were discovered 12 hours ago.” Gustav replied, “The attack probably happened last night. Someone heard gunshots and came to investigate. Before you asked, I looked into reports of missing pets as well. There were 8 in the past year.”
“Rather high for a place so remote.” I noted. Gustav huffed in agreement.

“The cottages are new. Chances are they backed onto the ghouls territory.” He said and as he spoke, I scanned the nearby woods. I suspected that Gustav was correct and if so, our quarry would not be far. I approached the cottage and stepped inside. The stench of stale blood overpowered my senses although I doubted that Gustav noticed anything. Even without the chalk outlines, I knew exactly where the bodies had fallen.

“From the looks of it, ghoul came in the living room window.” Gustav said, “The mother was found nearby, in the kitchen. I’d imagine her screams woke her husband who got the gun and attacked the ghoul. He was found in the hallway and their son was-”
“Killed in his bed.” I replied. Gustav paused, “I can smell the blood in the sheets from here.”
“They found blood there, but no body.”
I grimaced at the knowledge of what the ghoul had done… Yet in taking something back to its hideout to feast on, it had marked a trail. I walked over to the broken window and looked out at the forest beyond. It was faint, but I could smell blood in the distance along with the stink of decay.
“We’ll look for tracks.” Gustav said, “Might be best to check the area outside that window…”
“No need.” I replied, “It’s close.”
Gustav paused.

“I can smell it. Old blood… human decay… I’ve been around long enough to recognize it. It’s faint, but I think I can track it.”
“Christ… You can smell it?” He asked.
“A benefit of my condition. My senses of smell and hearing are much better than yours, among other things.”
“No shit… I suppose I can see why Spencer wanted your kind on the DPS. If you think you can find that thing, lead the way.”
He drew a pistol from his holster. Something high caliber. Probably good enough to kill a ghoul. He followed me out of the cottage and towards the treeline. While we weren’t looking for tracks, I still noticed them in the dirt as we moved into the woods.

The smell was getting stronger, and though I trusted my nose the trees around us made me feel claustrophobic. My senses would only lead us to a corpse, not the ghoul itself. The creature could have been anywhere nearby and so we tread lightly. The closer we got, the stronger the smell became. There were no doubt several bodies nearby. Fresh and rotten meat to feed the insatiable hunger of the ghoul.

Up ahead, I spotted a small stone hill. The smell seemed to be coming from there and as we got closer, I recognized a dip in the ground that led into a small cavern. I held up a hand to stop Gustav. I pointed to the cave.
“I’ll go first.” I whispered, “Lure it out if its in there… I trust you’re a steady shot?”
“Very.” He promised, “I’ve got you covered.”
Though I had few reasons to truly trust Gustav, I still silently held him to that word as I began my approach to the cave.

In the low light, my eyes could see bones picked clean. Most of them looked animal but there were a few I recognized as human… The ghouls lair had a rotten, wet stink to it. Bad enough that I covered my mouth as I got closer and yet as foul as its little hole was, it looked to be completely empty. I grimaced as I spotted the ribcage of what I knew to be the missing child before taking a step back and looking over at Gustav.

I shook my head. The ghoul wasn’t there… and yet as I looked at him, I saw his eyes widen.
“The trees!” He called and raised the gun and fired before I realized just what he’d seen.
A heavy weight bore down on me, forcing me to the ground. I heard the snap of hungry jaws by my ear but they missed me entirely.

I kicked and shoved at the creature on top of me and knocked it aside. I saw its spindly greyish limbs struggle for a moment as it regained its footing. It looked at me with wide unblinking eyes, tangled hair falling around its face and dried blood around its mouth. The ghoul hissed at me before clawing its way towards me. I scrambled to my feet but I wasn’t fast enough. Its claws raked at my body and dug into my flesh as it pulled me towards it. Its breath stank of rotting meat. It tried to sink its teeth into my face but I grabbed it by the skull and held it back as its jaws snapped wildly.

I heard another gunshot and a spray of blood erupted from its neck. The ghoul hissed and tried to look at Gustav before he shot it again, blowing away its head. Still the damn thing stood, although only for a second longer before its bony limbs collapsed from under it. Lifeless, it collapsed to the ground beside me and rolled down into the cave to join the other dead.

I looked down at it, panting heavily and thankful I had suffered nothing more than a few scratches. The body of the ghoul twitched as if it still was trying to stand up. Once upon a time, that thing had probably been a lovely young woman… Now it was just another monster.

“Can’t do everything, can you vampire?” Gustav asked, his tone cocky. He offered me a hand to help me to my feet.
“I suppose not.” I replied breathlessly, “Damn good shooting.”
“I’ve had some practice… We should move the body. Burn it and contact the police.” He looked down into the cavern at the body of the child who’d been taken.
“I’m sure someone will want to give the kid a proper burial…”
I nodded in response before following Gustav down to collect what was left of the ghoul.

While I cannot pretend my relationship with Gustav was ever perfect, I must admit that that first job was the start of a solid partnership. He never did seem to warm to my condition but over the next four years, it became easier and easier to trust him with my life.

Together he and I put down rogue Sirens who chose to overfeed or hunt for sport, groups of deep mermaids who’d grown too aggressive and countless malevolent fae who sought only to spread chaos for fun. Despite our differences, I came to regard Gustav as a trusted friend and I’d like to believe that he came to think of me in a similar manner… Perhaps that was what made our final job so difficult…

On June 12th, 1989, two hikers in the Ukraine were attacked by an unknown entity. Something they described as ‘humanoid’. Naturally the FRB investigated the claims and concluded it was a likely ghoul attack and within six hours of the police report, Gustav and I were asked to investigate.

The trail was remote and designed for more advanced hikers. I can’t imagine it saw much use. It would have been ideal for a ghoul to call home. As I walked through the heavy underbrush, well ahead of Gustav I can’t say that I anticipated anything other than a standard ghoul encounter. I expected to pick up the scent of decay anytime soon, or if we were lucky, perhaps the much fainter wet stink of a ghoul or its lair.

I scanned the trees above me and Gustav had his weapon drawn as we drew nearer to the spot where the attack had supposedly happened.
“You smell anything?” Gustav asked.
“Just the forest.” I replied and paused. That wasn’t entirely true. “There’s something sweeter in the air here… Not blood. Nothing I’m familiar with.”
“If it’s sweet, it’s not our ghoul.” Gustav said. He paused for a moment before adding: “Assuming it is a ghoul… Could’ve just been a bear.”
“How many times have we told people ‘it was just a bear?’” I asked.
He responded with one of his trademark huffs.

“Maybe this time it really was. You ever seen a bear with mange, Marsh? Terrifying fucking things… They’re bony. Their flesh is pale. They look like zombies.”
“Then the least we could do is confirm it.” I said, “If nothing else the walking is good for you.”
Again Gustav huffed.
“Whatever you say Mr. liquid diet…”

We hadn’t gone much further before the sweet smell I’d detected grew stronger. It was almost blinding now. In amongst the dark foliage, I could see something small and luminous peeking out. I approached it slowly and bent down to get a closer look.
“What is it?” Gustav asked as I examined it.
“A flower…” I replied, and that was the simplest description of it. The flower was unlike any I’d seen before. It had five petals and its color seemed to shift from blue to green and even pink. There was a slight glow coming off of it and its smell was strong and sweet.

I delicately plucked it before wrapping it up in a handkerchief. I could show this to someone back at the office. Maybe they’d know what to make of it. From the corner of my eye, I saw the slight glow from other flowers, identical to the one I found. In the dim light, they were easy to see.
“What is this?” Gustav asked warily.
“Hell if I know.” I replied as I stood up, “But something about this doesn’t sit right with me…”
“It’s a flower.” He said, “What’s there to be worried about?”
“Humanity fears what it does not understand for good reason, my friend.” I replied, “This flora doesn’t look natural. I’d consider that very good cause for concern.”

Gustav responded with another huff.
“A flowers a flower, vampire. Relax…”
Quietly he scanned the area around us before pausing. I heard a rustling of leaves and my partner took off at full speed, gun drawn.

“Wait!” I called but Gustav was always the sort to leap before he looked. By the time I was up again, I heard gunshots followed by a scream from him. I raced off in the direction Gustav had gone. I heard one final gunshot and a sound… An inhuman squeal that sent a chill through me. That last gunshot had been close.

Gustav was just ahead and when I found him, he was slumped up against a tree, coughing and hacking. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something dart off into the woods but my attention was focused more on my partner.
“Are you alright?” I asked. I offered him a hand but he pushed it aside and climbed unsteadily to his feet.
“I’m fine…” He spat, “Fucking thing jumped me… I got it good… It’s a goddamn ghoul!”
“Are you hurt?” I asked, “Bites, scratches…?”
“Scrapes and bruises. I’m fine Mother.” He growled before pushing past me to head deeper into the woods. “Come on! Let’s kill that goddamn thing…”

I would have voiced my protest but Gustav was a stubborn fool. He would have pressed ahead no matter what I said and perhaps he was right for that. We had the ghoul on the run. It should have been easy to catch up to now. Still, the deep sound of Gustavs hacking cough did not sit well with me. Up ahead of him, I could see the glow of several more of those strange flowers.
“The sun is getting low. It might not be wise to be wandering out here so late.” I warned.
“What? Are you scared of the dark?” Gustav wheezed, “Come on!” He broke down into another fit of coughing and gripped a tree to prevent himself from collapsing.
“You think you’re funny.” I replied, “You can barely stand up and that cough… It doesn’t sound right…”
“That fucking ghoul sprayed me with something.” Gustav replied, “I don’t know what. Something sweet that stank… I’ll be fine. I just need to clear my lungs. I can keep going!”

I stared at him, watching as he stood up and knowing that I’d need to drag him kicking and screaming out of the woods if I wanted him to leave. I also knew that he’d probably shoot me if I tried. With a resigned sigh, I drew my own pistol and followed him. At the very least I could ensure my thick skulled partner didn’t get himself killed.

I had hoped that we might find the dying ghoul nearby but we had no such luck. I couldn’t even smell any blood from its supposed wounds. While Gustav was adamant he had hit his target, I had my doubts. Our quarry had run far and I couldn’t even hear its rustling movements in the distance. As we walked through the forest, the sky began to darken but the shimmering hues from the flowers around us lit our path.

Gustav cut ahead of me, pausing every few moments to cough. In the forest, it was difficult to mark our path already but with my partner so far ahead, it was next to impossible, even for me. We continued onwards to the point where I wasn’t even sure we were on the trail of the creature who had attacked us. The only change in our environment was those glowing flowers that seemed more plentiful than before. They polluted the air with an overpowering sweetness that was enough to make me cough.
“Gustav!” I called. He didn’t look back at me. “Gustav, it’s been almost an hour. We’re wasting our time. The ghoul is gone.”

He just kept going, fueled by a rage that seemed… unlike him… I watched him for a moment as he vanished deeper into the woods before I followed, jogging to catch up to him.
“Gustav!” I called as I put a hand on his shoulder. He looked back at me, eyes burning with rage.
“It’s gone. We should turn back.”
“It’s here…” Gustav replied. “It’s in the ocean… Don’t you feel it?”
I paused. There was something in his gaze… Something very wrong.
He pulled out of my grip.
“Not much further…” He said, “Trust me!”

I watched him go and for the first time in a very long time I felt uneasy. Ghouls did not scare me. Neither did mermaids, fae, werewolves or even other vampires. These were all terrible things I knew how to deal with… But Gustav in that moment scared me.

We continued for over an hour and it wasn’t long before I noticed that the sound of our movement was the only sound I heard. Usually in such pristine forest, there would be other sounds of life but around us the world was silent. No birds. No animals… Nothing at all… While I’d known animals to fear ghouls before, this was different. Gustav didn’t seem to notice though. I doubted he thought of anything but the prey ahead of him. At some point, we started up an incline and I watched him claw at the earth and climb with single minded purpose. The strange flowers bloomed thick around us and continued to pollute the air with their sweet stench.
“There…” I heard him rasp. “Up there…”

It took me a moment to see what he saw. While the darkness did not impair my vision, it would have been easy to miss the overgrown wood that marked the entrance to an old mine. The tunnel into the earth was overgrown by moss and yet deep inside the cavern I could see the glow of more of those flowers, shimmering like stars.
“In there…” Gustav rasped before breaking into another coughing fit. To his credit, it seemed less severe than before. “There. It’s in there.”

Near the entrance of the mine, I spotted old splintered wood. Someone had boarded it up long ago, and something else had forced its way inside.
“Let’s go…” Gustav said before shambling off into the darkness. I stopped him.
“Are you insane? You’ll be blind in there.”
“You’re coming with me, aren’t you?” He asked.

Now it was my turn to huff in response. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted an old lantern sitting abandoned just inside the mine. It didn’t take me long to light a little flame inside it. It was rusted, bent and a little broken but it sufficed.
“Of all the fucking vampires I could get, I get the priss…” Gustav murmured.
“I’m doing this for your benefit, not mine.” I replied. He didn’t reply and just turned to trudge off into the mine. I followed him, keeping the lantern aloft. My every instinct told me that going further was a mistake but my partner had made up his mind long ago.

The stink of those radiant flowers was almost blinding. Even if the ghoul had made its home in that old mine, I doubt I would have smelled it. Yet despite my caution, Gustav continued to press on ahead. I noticed a few rotten old supports that looked like they wouldn’t hold well. I’d seen them by the entrance of the mine too. The place looked as if was ready to collapse any day now.
“How exactly do you know where this thing is?” I asked.
“I just know…” He replied, “I feel it… First, I was just following the trail but now, I feel it Marsh… It’s hard to explain…”

My brow furrowed as I followed him.
“That doesn’t worry you?” I asked and again he didn’t reply. All the same, I found myself falling back a few steps, distancing myself from my partner.

Up ahead, I heard movement. Bony limbs shuffling against rock. While I couldn’t smell the ghoul, I knew that Gustavs senses had led him to the right place. The luminous flowers around us shimmered in their strange hues. My pace slowed a little bit as I looked forward at Gustav. He kept his gun at the ready, expecting the ghoul to jump out at any moment.

From the corner of my eye, I caught movement and heard the sound of claw against stone. I spun around just in time to see a shape retreat into a side branch of the cavern and I reached for my gun.
“There!” I called and I didn’t wait around for Gustav to come. Instinct took over as I pursued the ghoul and thoughtlessly abandoned my partner.

Ahead, I could clearly see the ghoul scuttling like an insect along the wall yet there seemed to be something wrong with it. The shimmering flowers that had accompanied us all the way up to the cavern seemed to be growing out of the ghouls skin. Its flesh itself seemed to shift against its bones and when it turned back to hiss at me it seemed to grin knowingly…

I could hear Gustavs footsteps rushing up behind me as the ghoul turned to fight. I fired my gun twice. The first shot blew away a chunk of its skull and the second went into its shoulder. Neither of them slowed it down. Instead, the ghoul rushed towards me on all fours without stopping. I saw its mouth opening but not in the way it should have opened! Its lower jaw split apart and much of its neck opened as well, revealing teeth that should not have been there but even worse, pale yellow eyes…

I fired again, shooting into its terrible maw as it advanced on me but the bullets did nothing! In my desperation I hurled the lantern at it. The lighter fluid I’d used to ignite it caught on the flesh of the thing before me and its body was set ablaze like dry tinder. It shrank back with a pained screech as its flesh sizzled and pulled back from the flames like something alive.

I stumbled backwards, watching as the creature burned and shambled backwards. Perhaps the flames themselves wouldn’t have been enough to kill it but in its panic, it clumsily stumbled into the walls lined with flowers. The stray flames set those alight too and all too quickly the fire spread.

I looked back and saw Gustav standing behind me, staring wide eyed and helpless at the ghoul he’d so desperately pursued. I didn’t give him much time to watch. I ran for him and grabbed him by the arm before pulling him back the way we came. We hadn’t gone too far into the cavern. It was easy enough to find our way back out and I tugged him along behind me as the old mine very quickly became an inferno.

As we reached its mouth, we stumbled out into the moonlight and I looked back to see a hellish glow in our wake. Gustav stared back at it in turn, panting heavily before looking at me.
“T-that ghoul…” He finally said, “What the hell was that? It was a ghoul, right?”
“Maybe once.” I replied. I looked around at the flowers that surrounded us and I felt my heart race in a way that it hadn’t in centuries.

“These flowers… They did something to it. Corrupted it somehow. We need to call this in. Quarantine the area. Torch and burn everything. Get rid of all of them!”
“Wait, wait, wait, get rid of it?” Gustav asked. “Marsh what the hell are you talking about?”
“Didn’t you see what I saw? That ghoul had those flowers growing out of it and it was… it was warped! It was something else entirely! It shrugged off our bullets, what if more creatures got exposed to these flowers? Hell, we’ve been exposed! What might it do to us?!”
Gustav just laughed, his lips curling into a smile. It didn’t fit well on his face.

“I think you’re overthinking this, my friend…” He said, “That ghoul it was… it was beautiful, don’t you think? I mean, look at these flowers! They turned something so disgusting, so horrible as a ghoul into something new, something fierce and beautiful! It gave it an entirely new life! Now you’re talking about burning this all to the ground? Without even knowing how far it can go?”
I stared at him, my eyes narrowing.
“Do you hear yourself right now?” I asked, “Think about this for a moment.”
“I am thinking!” He replied, “For the first time in twenty years I feel like I’m thinking clearly! Marsh, I knew where that thing was. I think when it attacked me, it breathed some of its essence onto me and it… enhanced me… it…” He paused and looked back into the inferno.

“No… No it shared something with me. With us… I think I get it now... It didn’t want food, it wanted to share something. To show us an ocean of possibility. That’s why it led us on! It wanted us to chase it so we would see and now I see, Robert! An ocean of possibility! You should too!”
I stared at him, watching as his breathing grew heavier. I still clutched my gun in my hand.
“I’m burning this to the ground Gustav.” I replied, “And once you get your head right, you’ll agree with me that this was the right thing to-”

In an instant, Gustav was on top of me. With strength that surpassed my own he ripped my gun from my hands and forced me to the ground.
“NO! No… I won’t let you do that. I’ll make you see…” He said, grinning wide from ear to ear, “I’ll make you see it just like I see it… I’ll make you see It… Come Robert… Come into the ocean… Breathe in deep…

Gustavs smile only grew wider and wider and I saw his head begin to change. His skull began to split open and that sweet stink only grew stronger. I could only stare in silent horror as I realized that there was no saving my partner. Whatever the ghoul had done to him, it had corrupted him outright. It had changed him and now I was seeing just how much of him had been changed…

In just a few hours, Gustav was no longer human and as he prepared to unleash his payload on me, I struggled to push him off of me. I grabbed the sides of his head and forced it upwards. Thick shimmering spores drifted from his open skull and with a scream of exertion, I threw him off of me.

Gustav fell towards the mine, leaving a trail of spores in his wake. Behind him the flames were growing closer. The mine was burning up. He climbed onto all fours, spores leaking from his skull. I watched a bone jut out of his arm like a blade and shimmering flowers grew from the wound.
“If you’ll not join in life… I shall have your corpse…” Gustav said, his voice distorted and garbled…

Like an animal, my former companion raced towards me but I was ready for him. As he lunged for me, I ducked under him and moved towards the mine. Arrogant as ever, Gustav pursued me, still moving like a twisted animal. His skull had reformed and his lips were curled back in a twisted smile that I’ll never quite forget. As I backed towards the inferno, I spotted one of the rotting supports nearby and focused back on the thing that was once Gustav.

He stood up, raising the extended bone shard jutting out of his arm to try and impale me. I sidestepped him and used his own momentum to push him deeper into the mine. The flames licked at his back and I saw a moment of panic in his eyes.
“Marsh, wait!” He called in a voice I knew I recognized but he wasn’t going to stop me.
With all of my strength, I broke through the support. The rock above us shifted and I watched as Gustav made a desperate scramble for the entrance but I was faster. When the mine came down, I was out but he was not. The last I heard was a desperate scream before the collapse of the mine crushed him and hopefully sent him to a peaceful rest...

The DPS was quick to quarantine the area and burn the flowers, as per my request. Whatever was out there… It was too dangerous to leave unchecked. Of that I was sure. However Gustavs loss did not sit well with me… I know that in his final moments, he was not himself and perhaps that bothered me even more than his loss. Either way, I did what I had to do. The flowers needed to be destroyed. I only hope that we got all of them. If we didn’t… Well… I’d rather not think about that.
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2020.09.20 16:56 Zeren_RP [M4F] [1x1] [Discord] Who wants to play an upbeat slice of life, romance, or adventure RP with me?

Please read the entire thing. I'm so tired to getting half way through world building with someone only for them to bail when they don't like something that's already mentioned here.

A little about me


Things I'm looking for

What I won’t do and why

Sex and Romance

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2020.09.20 16:54 Zeren_RP [M4F] [1x1] [Discord] Who wants to play an upbeat slice of life, romance, or adventure RP with me?

Please read the entire thing. I'm so tired to getting half way through world building with someone only for them to bail when they don't like something that's already mentioned here.

A little about me


Things I'm looking for

What I won’t do and why

Sex and Romance

If you have come this far and you like what you see, please contact me! I hope to hear from you soon!
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2020.09.20 15:09 spacetimeboogaloo How to add more Tension! Excitement! and Variety! to your combats and adventures (using Indiana Jones)

Do you remember in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy boxes a much bigger opponent while dodging spinning blades before the plane blows up? Or in Last Crusade when he's fearfully trying to figure out the meaning of "the penitent man will pass" because he just saw a soldier get his head cut off? Of course you do because Spielberg is a master of making memorable actions scenes. They're tense, exciting, and they all feel different from each other.
After rewatching the Indiana Jones trilogy I came up with a few methods. 1. **And Then Everything Gets Worse.** This is the most important one because it's in almost every single action scene in IJ. The temple is collapsing, now his partner is betraying him, now the door is closing, now a huge boulder is rolling towards them. Instead of having combat is a static environment, add something else that puts the party in danger. Maybe the barroom suddenly catches fire, or some kid is sticking a voodoo doll while the player is fighting someone near a rock crusher.
  1. **Ticking Clock**. It's as simple as a doorway closing, a bomb about to go off, or even when a poison starts to kick in.
  2. **Starting at a disadvantage.**. Start a combat will the players with a mild disadvantage. It happens to Indy all the time. He gets poisoned at the start of Temple of Doom. Is outnumbered or physically outmatched. The excitement in this is overcoming the odds.
  3. **Warning of Danger**. This doesn't necessarily mean that an NPC warns the players not to go into a cave. Spielberg shows us the consequences of failure by killing off random extras. Forrestal and Sapito will the spike traps, the guy who gets his heart ripped out then sacrificed, the beheaded soldier. You don't have to kill off NPCs, but you should show that there are consequences when putting yourself in danger.
  4. **Failed Plan, but not where they expect it to fail**. Simple enough, the party has a plan and it goes haywire. However, since this is already so common, it helps a lot to put the catch where they least expect it. Players, whether they know it or not, are already predicting where a plan will go wrong, so it ratchets up the tension when that plan goes wrong in an unexpected way. Maybe they think the plan will hinge on a tightrope walk above the sleeping dragon, only to discover a past villain is waiting on the other side.
  5. **Conflicting Goals with Allies**. Do you have an NPC that the party loves? Really gets along with? It would be a shame if they had a conflicting goal with the party. Maybe that single use healing relic the party was hired to get by a king for his dying queen would be a lot better used for young mother and her sick child.
  6. **The Heart in Conflict with Itself**. George RR Martin once said that the only thing worth writing about was the heart in conflict with itself. In Indiana Jones, this happens when Indy is reaching for the Holy Grail while his father begs him to give him his other hand. It forces the player to make a dramatic choice between their desires, and the good of someone else. What if a crime lord offers to pay for a sibling's health and education? What if a vampire begs a lawful good character for his life and swears to be better? What if someone a player wronged in the past offers forgiveness in exchange for a favor that hurts someone else?
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2020.09.20 10:59 Hentiababygirl {F4M} serious long term romance rp, open to ideas!

I’m a particularly detailed writer. I love building up plot and adding in those small details that give lots of emotion. So finding a partner who can spark that same level of flame is difficult.
I really wanna start a long-term romance plot with someone who isn’t interested in something quick. Let’s build a story together, build our characters..
I’m open to many different plots. (Don’t be shy of a little taboo here and there)... Fantasy, medieval, drama, realistic.. anything that can continue being interesting. I love lots of things such as werewolves, vampires, witches, fairies, mates, demons, mafia, forced marriage, sibling relationships, college roommates...
That being said, I’m okay with the plot EVENTUALLY getting sexual. But I want to build up to that point first. Build the sexual tension ya know? Create that bond.
I want someone who can take this serious and rp with me. I rp 1st person and I like to msg a few paragraphs at a time. Especially starting off, I like to be really detailed.
Up for the challenge?
If so, msg me what romance plot you wanna do and tell me a little bit about your writing style!
18+ ONLY
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2020.09.20 07:03 thefinfu [H] Choices (Sep, Aug, June, Apri, Mar), Conquer COVID + Racial Justice Bundles, Console Games, TF2 keys, and XGPU perks [W] Wishlists/Either Yooka Laylee, Catherine Classic, or Lethal League Blaze (no locks)/ Game Offers

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NOTICE:(please read!) Hello everyone! Thanks for taking an interest in what I have to offer. First things first: Some games are provided in a partner ship with minecopre and me, thefinfu. He has agreed to this, & gives his full permission.
And speaking of which:
Here is the Decipher Guide that you need to take a look at if your trading. I want to make this as 100% clear as possible so you don't get confused:
X= Games my partner is supplying Y= Games I myself supply X2=Both of us have that game
Moving on, I mainly accept game for game trades, especially high interest in Humble Choice, but I may go down the avenue of other options. These other options may include items like TF2 or buying me a game off of steam or game and/or bundle off of either Humble or Fanatical for my games. Just depends on the games and what we can work out.
Lastly, I want to make clear that I am fine if its just keys instead of giftlinks due to the Humble Account related stuff happening currently. I perfectly understand your concerns & respect the well-being you have when it comes to Humble and trading.
Perks from Xbox Game Pass:
-Sea of Thieves Nightshine Parrot Bundle (Y) -Gears 5 Perks Starter Pack (Y) -Smite X Avatar Starter Pass (Y) -Fantasy Star Online 2 September Pack (Y) -Dauntless Emerald Steel Weapon Skins & More (Y) -Warframe Xbox Starter Bundle (Y)
Steam Items:
-Can buy TF2 keys where applicable (Y)
can also get other community items as well besides tf2 through steam community market
Steam gifts:
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Mainstream Games:
September 2020 Humble Choice:
-Forager (Y)
-Generation Zero (Y)
-Vampire: The Masquerade: Coteries of New York (Y)
-Golf with your friends + Caddy Pack DLC (Y)
-Evoland Legedary Edition (Y)
-Shapeshifting Detective (Y)
-The Occupation (Y)
-Lethal League Blaze (Y)
-Strange Brigade (Y)
-Fun with Ragdolls: The Game (Y)
August 2020 Humble Choice:
-Hello Neighbor + Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek (X) -Wargroove (X) -Little Big Workshop (X) -Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition (X) -Automachef (X) -Through the Darkest of Times (X) -American Fugitive (X) -The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters (X) -We were here together (X) -A case of distrust (X)
Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle: -Baba is You (X) -Hyper Light Drifter (X) -The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (X) -Spelunky (X) -Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (X) -Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (X) -FTL: Faster than Light (X) -Bioshock Remastered (X) -Endless Space: Collection (X) -Overlord II (X) -Surviving Mars (X) -Kingdom: Classic (X) -Eastside Hockey Manager (X) -Company of Heroes 2 (X) -The Ball (X) -Super Time Ultra Force (X) -System Shock: Enhanced Edition (X) -System Shock 2 (X) -Broken Age (X) -Newt One (X) -All you can eat (X) -A new beginning: Final Cut (X) -No time to Explain Remastered (X) -Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (X) -Star Crossed (X) -Vertiginous Golf (X) -EarthNight (X) -Armello (X) -Age of Wonders III (X) -Overgrowth (X) -Gonner (X) -Plunge (X) -Pesterquest (X) -Realpolitiks (X) -My memory of us (X) -MirrorMoon EP (X) -In Between (X) -Gunscape Standard Edition (X) -Neo Cab (X) -Regular Human Basketball (X) -Planet of the eyes (X) -Crowntakers (X) -FRAMED Collection (X) -Darkest Dungeon: The sheildbreaker dlc (X)
June Choice Games: -Supraland (X) -Hellblade (X) -The Kings Bird (X) -Grid Ultimate Edition (X) -The Messenger (X) -Felix the Reaper (X) -Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (X) -Stygian: Reign of the old ones (X) -Remnats of Naezith (X) -Overload (X) -The Stillness of the Wind (X) -Boundless (X)
April Choice Games: -Driftland: The magix revival (X) -Raiden V: Director's Cut (X) -Molek-Syntez (X) -Train Valley 2 (X)
March Choice Games: -Exapunks (X) -Turok (X) -Niffelheim (X) -AI War 2 (X) -Death's Gambit (X) -Fell seal: Arbiter's Mark (X) -198x (X) -Etherborn (X)
Conquer COVID 19 Bundle: -Broken Age (X) -VVVVVV (X) -Ducati-90th Anniversary (X) -GNOG (X) -Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (X) -Hacknet (X) -Lost Winds (X) -Magika (X) -Music Maker Edition + dlc (X) -Pacman Championship Edition 2 (X) -Party Hard (X) -Rebuild 3: Gangs of deadville (X) -Starfinder: Pact Worlds Campaign Setting (X) -World of goo (X)
Other steam games/misc: -Four Kings One War + VR addon dlc (Y) -Snake Pass (Y) -TripTrip (Y) -Will Glow the Wisp (Y) -Martian Law (Y) -10,000 (Y) -Grimm & Tonic (Y) -Pulsor (Y) -Up & Down (Y) -Jetball Arena (Y) -Super ledgehop: double laser (Y) -Mars Underground (Y) -Tumblestone (Y) -Suicide Guy VR (Y) -Party Hard 2 (Y)
Console Games (PS4, Switch, Xbox);
PS4 Games: (check region) -Stellaris: Console Edition NA Code (Y) -Stelllaris: Console Edition EU & AUS Code (Y) -Football Game EU Code (Y) -Tyr: Chains of Valhalla EU Code (Y) -Random Heroes: Gold Edition EU Code (Y) -Milo's Quest EU Code (Y) -Mochi Mochi Boy EU Code (Y) -Strawberry Villager EU Code (Y) -Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet EU Code (Y) -Knightin+ EU Code (Y) -Distraint: Deluxe Edition EU Code (Y) -Mekabolt EU Code (Y) -Ganbre! Super Strikers U.S. (Y)
Nintendo Switch (check region): -Scheming through the apocalypse: The Beginning NA Code (Y) -Deep Space Rush NA (Y) -Bird Game+ NA (Y) -Bouncy Bullets NA (Y) -Duck Souls+ NA (Y) -Gun Crazy NA (Y) -Castle Pals NA (Y) -Super Destronaut Land War NA (Y) -Foxyland NA (Y) -Foxyland 2 NA (Y) -Clash Force NA (Y) -Spacejacked NA (Y) -One Night Stand NA (Y) -Explosive Dinosaurs NA (Y) -Reason: Casual Puzzle EU (Y) -SageBrush EU Code (Y) -Warlock's Tower EU Code (Y) -Just Ignore Them EU Code (Y) -Paradox Soul EU Code (Y) -Hang the King EU Code (Y) -One Night Stand EU Code (Y) -Zero Zero Zero Zero EU Code (Y) -Delta Squad EU Code (Y) -Super Box Land Demake EU Code (Y)
Xbox (ALL keys are Global/Region Free): -Pity Pit (Y) -Guard Duty (Y) -Blind Men (Y) -Gridd: Retroenhanced (Y) -112th seed (Y) -Nicole (Y) -Robozarro (Y)
DLC'S:
-Heroes & Generals: Starter Pack (dlc, redeemable in-game) (Y)
-Story of a gladiator soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
Star-Box Game Galaxy Pet Shop (dlc) (Y)
-Heroic Dungeon OST (dlc) (Y)
-Please close the doors- Soundtrack DLC (Y)
-Hentai Shooter 3D: Christmas Party-Art collection DLC (Y)
-Limiter OST Soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
-Fable Rush OST (dlc) (Y)
-Star Advent-Wallpapers (dlc) (Y)
-Brodefense OST Soundtrack DLC (Y)
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2020.09.20 07:02 thefinfu [H] Choices (Sep, Aug, June, Apri, Mar), Conquer COVID + Racial Justice Bundles, Console Games, TF2 keys, and XGPU perks [W] Wishlists/Either Yooka Laylee, Catherine Classic, or Lethal League Blaze (no locks)/ Game Offers

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NOTICE:(please read!) Hello everyone! Thanks for taking an interest in what I have to offer. First things first: Some games are provided in a partner ship with minecopre and me, thefinfu. He has agreed to this, & gives his full permission.
And speaking of which:
Here is the Decipher Guide that you need to take a look at if your trading. I want to make this as 100% clear as possible so you don't get confused:
X= Games my partner is supplying Y= Games I myself supply X2=Both of us have that game
Moving on, I mainly accept game for game trades, especially high interest in Humble Choice, but I may go down the avenue of other options. These other options may include items like TF2 or buying me a game off of steam or game and/or bundle off of either Humble or Fanatical for my games. Just depends on the games and what we can work out.
Lastly, I want to make clear that I am fine if its just keys instead of giftlinks due to the Humble Account related stuff happening currently. I perfectly understand your concerns & respect the well-being you have when it comes to Humble and trading.
Perks from Xbox Game Pass:
-Sea of Thieves Nightshine Parrot Bundle (Y) -Gears 5 Perks Starter Pack (Y) -Smite X Avatar Starter Pass (Y) -Fantasy Star Online 2 September Pack (Y) -Dauntless Emerald Steel Weapon Skins & More (Y) -Warframe Xbox Starter Bundle (Y)
Steam Items:
-Can buy TF2 keys where applicable (Y)
can also get other community items as well besides tf2 through steam community market
Steam gifts:
-Blockstorm 2 copies (Y)
Mainstream Games:
September 2020 Humble Choice:
-Forager (Y)
-Generation Zero (Y)
-Vampire: The Masquerade: Coteries of New York (Y)
-Golf with your friends + Caddy Pack DLC (Y)
-Evoland Legedary Edition (Y)
-Shapeshifting Detective (Y)
-The Occupation (Y)
-Lethal League Blaze (Y)
-Strange Brigade (Y)
-Fun with Ragdolls: The Game (Y)
August 2020 Humble Choice:
-Hello Neighbor + Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek (X) -Wargroove (X) -Little Big Workshop (X) -Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition (X) -Automachef (X) -Through the Darkest of Times (X) -American Fugitive (X) -The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters (X) -We were here together (X) -A case of distrust (X)
Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle: -Baba is You (X) -Hyper Light Drifter (X) -The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (X) -Spelunky (X) -Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (X) -Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (X) -FTL: Faster than Light (X) -Bioshock Remastered (X) -Endless Space: Collection (X) -Overlord II (X) -Surviving Mars (X) -Kingdom: Classic (X) -Eastside Hockey Manager (X) -Company of Heroes 2 (X) -The Ball (X) -Super Time Ultra Force (X) -System Shock: Enhanced Edition (X) -System Shock 2 (X) -Broken Age (X) -Newt One (X) -All you can eat (X) -A new beginning: Final Cut (X) -No time to Explain Remastered (X) -Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (X) -Star Crossed (X) -Vertiginous Golf (X) -EarthNight (X) -Armello (X) -Age of Wonders III (X) -Overgrowth (X) -Gonner (X) -Plunge (X) -Pesterquest (X) -Realpolitiks (X) -My memory of us (X) -MirrorMoon EP (X) -In Between (X) -Gunscape Standard Edition (X) -Neo Cab (X) -Regular Human Basketball (X) -Planet of the eyes (X) -Crowntakers (X) -FRAMED Collection (X) -Darkest Dungeon: The sheildbreaker dlc (X)
June Choice Games: -Supraland (X) -Hellblade (X) -The Kings Bird (X) -Grid Ultimate Edition (X) -The Messenger (X) -Felix the Reaper (X) -Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (X) -Stygian: Reign of the old ones (X) -Remnats of Naezith (X) -Overload (X) -The Stillness of the Wind (X) -Boundless (X)
April Choice Games: -Driftland: The magix revival (X) -Raiden V: Director's Cut (X) -Molek-Syntez (X) -Train Valley 2 (X)
March Choice Games: -Exapunks (X) -Turok (X) -Niffelheim (X) -AI War 2 (X) -Death's Gambit (X) -Fell seal: Arbiter's Mark (X) -198x (X) -Etherborn (X)
Conquer COVID 19 Bundle: -Broken Age (X) -VVVVVV (X) -Ducati-90th Anniversary (X) -GNOG (X) -Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered (X) -Hacknet (X) -Lost Winds (X) -Magika (X) -Music Maker Edition + dlc (X) -Pacman Championship Edition 2 (X) -Party Hard (X) -Rebuild 3: Gangs of deadville (X) -Starfinder: Pact Worlds Campaign Setting (X) -World of goo (X)
Other steam games/misc: -Four Kings One War + VR addon dlc (Y) -Snake Pass (Y) -TripTrip (Y) -Will Glow the Wisp (Y) -Martian Law (Y) -10,000 (Y) -Grimm & Tonic (Y) -Pulsor (Y) -Up & Down (Y) -Jetball Arena (Y) -Super ledgehop: double laser (Y) -Mars Underground (Y) -Tumblestone (Y) -Suicide Guy VR (Y) -Party Hard 2 (Y)
Console Games (PS4, Switch, Xbox);
PS4 Games: (check region) -Stellaris: Console Edition NA Code (Y) -Stelllaris: Console Edition EU & AUS Code (Y) -Football Game EU Code (Y) -Tyr: Chains of Valhalla EU Code (Y) -Random Heroes: Gold Edition EU Code (Y) -Milo's Quest EU Code (Y) -Mochi Mochi Boy EU Code (Y) -Strawberry Villager EU Code (Y) -Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet EU Code (Y) -Knightin+ EU Code (Y) -Distraint: Deluxe Edition EU Code (Y) -Mekabolt EU Code (Y) -Ganbre! Super Strikers U.S. (Y)
Nintendo Switch (check region): -Scheming through the apocalypse: The Beginning NA Code (Y) -Deep Space Rush NA (Y) -Bird Game+ NA (Y) -Bouncy Bullets NA (Y) -Duck Souls+ NA (Y) -Gun Crazy NA (Y) -Castle Pals NA (Y) -Super Destronaut Land War NA (Y) -Foxyland NA (Y) -Foxyland 2 NA (Y) -Clash Force NA (Y) -Spacejacked NA (Y) -One Night Stand NA (Y) -Explosive Dinosaurs NA (Y) -Reason: Casual Puzzle EU (Y) -SageBrush EU Code (Y) -Warlock's Tower EU Code (Y) -Just Ignore Them EU Code (Y) -Paradox Soul EU Code (Y) -Hang the King EU Code (Y) -One Night Stand EU Code (Y) -Zero Zero Zero Zero EU Code (Y) -Delta Squad EU Code (Y) -Super Box Land Demake EU Code (Y)
Xbox (ALL keys are Global/Region Free): -Pity Pit (Y) -Guard Duty (Y) -Blind Men (Y) -Gridd: Retroenhanced (Y) -112th seed (Y) -Nicole (Y) -Robozarro (Y)
DLC'S:
-Heroes & Generals: Starter Pack (dlc, redeemable in-game) (Y)
-Story of a gladiator soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
Star-Box Game Galaxy Pet Shop (dlc) (Y)
-Heroic Dungeon OST (dlc) (Y)
-Please close the doors- Soundtrack DLC (Y)
-Hentai Shooter 3D: Christmas Party-Art collection DLC (Y)
-Limiter OST Soundtrack (dlc) (Y)
-Fable Rush OST (dlc) (Y)
-Star Advent-Wallpapers (dlc) (Y)
-Brodefense OST Soundtrack DLC (Y)
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2020.09.20 04:50 MaryJaneIceLilElly83 New

Starting to believe I have Medium capabilities and powers for the first time tonight
I suppose this is an introduction post for me! Since I am brand spanking new!! Lol thank you very much for having me also!!
So I will get straight to the point I went out on a date with a very lovely and very chivalrous gentleman this evening we actually got home not in the evening.
To say the least it was far closer to the early morning LOL probably about two if not three or so in the morning to be exact, we started down my local street just gone down pretty much every day for my entire life I know the streets very well I saw it I can only describe as figures that look like the head on overly baggy street clothes on them ( well just wearing them nothing out of the ordinary at all!) the only thing out of the ordinary at all about them was they appear to me made or even sew-in together with shadows !!! Literal shadows cause it was VERY. Obviously black as the night ebony sky!, however the material was quite obviously sheer and see through !
The cloths had no real detail to them all but dual, causal , average .... maybe even sporty? Or Athletic ? ........... some I would see for only a second if not two and they moved SERIOUSLY FAST!!! Well and yet they kind of didn’t it was almost as though they were moving quite obviously beyond the speed of light but the appearance they gave in the room I was seeing them in looked as though they were casually walking either of the sidewalk or down it or down a city sidewalk for all I knew!? At a very casual leisurely pace was what the man surely of them were doing and those were the ones that I saw the most stuff they were a lot of them they only showed up in ones or twos and they usually showed up near trees would appear for maybe one or two seconds and then they would go away, there were a few that showed up in the middle of the street, That we’re obviously out jogging getting exercise some of it felt like I was watching I’m not home videos but like pre-recorded videos of a fairly good Lee populated area maybe sort of like how the Truman show was?
None of them had any defining details and stood out above any of the rest they all are pretty much the same and after probably about 10 minutes or so of watching them appear in various different places ice rink to realize they were not paying attention to me they were not looking at me so, when I noticed I was not being paid attention to I did feel a bit more but ease but not entirely!
Lmao To be very blunt about it my skin is still goosebumps and my hair is still on its hands I’m not even looking at it and I can tell that lol!!
But I do not feel as though I reacted this way because I felt is the way it was in danger.
I feel is though I reacted this way because it is a part of my brain that is opening up yet more channels two parts of my powers that I am struggling to be made aware of which I was told by my elders that this would occur as I grew more and allowed myself to grow more.
I was told never to doubt divisions that I saw whether they be from the Fay, spirits of any kind, Astro, elemental probably a lot of things I am not even remotely aware of because there’s too damn much out there LOL. And I cannot remember but I think I was also told to not show fear or if I did have fear to at least control it as much as possible and to hold on to your spirit guides when you feel afraid for their the ones that will help guide you and keep you safe and guide you back to the light!!🌞💫
Being a newbie most everything in my brain it has to do with other rooms I cannot say that I know for sure what I saw was what I think it was and of course if I was to talk to my very very conservative mother who is also very Christian upstairs she’s of course tell me that it was all in my head??!!!
I cannot in good conscience tell myself that or believe it🤐😱🤭 I might not know what it was that I saw I am personally journaling this down myself as “shadow figures “I am sure somebody here will tell me that they go buy some thing else I am most certainly sure somebody will cause there’s always somebody out there that’s smarter than me LOL until I find a book about it and read it myself lmao !!! Lol yes I am a bratty lil B🤬!
Smartbutt lol but I think my nerdy geeky brain tryin lamely to calm itself the hell down also lol I know deep in my heart my god that this was the first experience for myself as in awakening medium, starting her journey into her power or abilities I guess might be a better term to use.
And I know that I am shaky as a leaf and have goosebumps and my hair standing on age is because despite what anybody else thinks or tails me til the day I die I know that this is my first interactive well maybe not interactive but at least View into a realm of the paranormal ! I know what I saw was paranormal activity of some degree and I don’t even know that much about paranormal stuff and I didn’t feel like I had to my gut told me that it was going on at least that basic knowledge was made clear to me by not a spirit guide per se but just my inner being told me that! Do you even though I panicked pretty decently in the car with my very very decent and chivalrous brave Viking boy toy!.... mean Date lol... No I was very very glad I had somebody with me at all honesty to help me through the experience it didn’t even last that long but because it just happened out of nowhere it was frightening there is just no other word that I can think of other than scary and frightening because it was paranormal and otherworldly and I just knew that even the fact that I knew that information without a shadow of a doubt was pregame creepy to be honest ,honest!
Lol so here ya GO LOL ya gets a newly beginning awakening medium , named Sarah DeRosier, from Columbia Missouri in your field of people now! And I am a huge jumpy scared cat of things that go bump in the night !
Yet I also ironically ADORE Dark Fantasy vs Light Fantasy! Have always seen my self on days in some ways a Goth Chic, I love dark wave music , and trance ! I am played probably more hours of vampire the masquerade and werewolf the apocalypse then it’s probably healthy for a young person that was in my early 20s I spent more time playing those games that I went out to bars and drink which was probably a better choice for me in the long run anyway!
When it comes to scary movies I am more into the older stuff black-and-white 40s 50s stuff like that or things that have to do with history! I think it’s grizzly and it’s gruesome as Jack the ripper is it has absolutely fascinated me to know and since I was literally probably 14 years old which is pretty morbid for teen. So I really got into movies such as her from hell and we really really enjoyed loving Penny dreadful when it came out because of how it was all about classic horror stories like Frankenstein and all my lovely favorites!
I’m really into monster movies and creature from the Black Lagoon is my all-time favorite I actually think the Blair witch Project is hilarious and actually it’s fairly freaking creepy at times too! I mean let’s be fair the camera is going everywhere and it’s mostly like a terrible carnival ride that you feel like you’re just gonna puke everywhere from oneside finally stops. But for independent film of the 90s with what they did the storyline was actually well done the acting was horrible it might’ve been a little overdone at times but horror movies what are you expect?
I guess when it comes down to it what I like about scary movies when I actually do watch them and I’m very very choosy about the ones I watch specially nowadays because if I wanna watch something to be scared then I’ll watch it to be scared if there’s going involved I’m fine with that!
What I am not however fine with is this obsession we have found yourselves in as a nation with Goreporn! Films now! I have never seen one of these films that people classify as this I’ve heard people tell me about them I will not ever ever see one I refused you I work in Medicine I don’t actually work in Medicine right now that’s a lie I intend on working in Medicine I am planning on getting my CNA hopefully by the first of next year and intend on going to classes for pre-nursing!
So I am not planning on being a stranger to blood guts and gore but this lets just make it ALLL. About the GORE OR ALL THE TORTURING thing goes on in movies it’s just gross and not showing a good side of humanity to me! ..... well that is if we are even willing to claim any sense of humanity in the new found genres of GOREPORN AND TORTUREPORN too me personally their none to had or found! That is the work of evil enties ONLY! ( or should be ! Spiritually and realistically from my Humble Young Female Pagan/Wiccan point of view) but it’s only mine alone I tilt hope I do not offend , for I certainly don’t wish it too !!!
Just when I hear about , I guess Saw , and Hostel come first off to mind! Having not visual and physically seen them, but from my minds eye have heard the Synopsis’s.
There utterly NO scare or horror factors to these films at all! It’s basically showing human being at their worst doing their worst ! In as much greasily gore filled detail as they can cram into two to three hours they can! That’s pretty much it! Or sit back and let see how long it take you!? Or your date to puke up that $14 popcorn SHE JUST HADDDDDD TO GET TONIGHT !
No for me I like Horror! Monster! Thrillers! Old and some new as well I don’t judge all just some!!! I actually loved the hell out of the IT movie lol I own part 2 and still have yet to find bloody time sit down an see it yet !
Now you might find it odd I guess I wrap up with my darknesses of self lol and of all things opinions on horror films of yester year and present is! The reason, mentioned so was for mostly two reasons was all!
  1. Lol what I do end up reading or watching as far genre of Horror is concerned is the same most people have for something like getting on a rollercoaster, or getting in an airplane and going sky diving ! Of bungee rope jumping ! I get a kick of of having lol short bursts of adderaline rushes every now and again!! Lol not to mention, if ya have a man, or women lol yes lgbtq ppl I am gonna say you could be here too lol I mean I am a bisexual 36 myself here! Lol ! But ANYWAY!! Lol wrapping one or both ur hand about your partner , during a scary movie of any sort! Let’s them know they are loved, cared for!, safe and protected as long YOU!!! THEIR LOVER ARE THERE!!! Lol
And let me real again ppl if ANY OF US! Young , old,single or married lol whatever want some kissy time, alone time with that movie date! That’s watching Netflix with ya in the lounge! Or your gal ya just went steady with, that ya went to take to the drive to see in FULL COLOR THE BLOOB!!! In your dads priceless reliable cherry apple red corvette , lol that gonna Bomp on down the road to Blueberry Hill for kiss and steam of Windows after the film of course!
Lol well either gen either time period or gotta whee you wanted to get with whom you were with ! So in conclusion of all that I watch Horror films for their cinemagaphic enjoyment , to be scared lol for adrenaline Rush fun purposes lol, and having fun, Romantic times with your loved one or ones lol.
But if all about me a dick and touturiing someone, or all about gore and gots ans grossness and that’s it! That’s a genre but saying or horror!? Is absurd and insulting !! Personally!
I am fairly sure some you could care less about all this! I simply take note of how easily I scare , at movies , or haunted houses things like this..... mentally in my mind. Right now , because I will have to face a very even more reality is now starting for me! All the thing lol at least by faith! Lol I knew to myself personally ! To be real and true are! But now that world is letting me see it ! Observe it! And I know VERY WELL INDEED ! I am sure too probably find , I would assume a type of doorway next!?
Or if not a doorway?! That exists by its self maybe find a way to draw one up and find a way to enter SAFELY ( and I would think most importantly also be able to exit as well and go ALWAYS have access to these while in the realm of the Medium! Or paranormal whatever it be lol sorry,.....)
Cause my elder taught me away to enter into the Astral and I Think possibly Elemental realms this way! For the purposes of meeting / greeting and being taught by my own personal Spirit Guides! He also made the VERY IMPORTANT ENDING STATEMENT OF THAT LESSON BEING!
“do not stay in their world, very long it can do damage to your body and more importantly , your mind can be damaged by being HERE TOO LONG!!!” And I am going to make a safe guess that this .... rule should just be followed for any inner , realms, Multi-verse, dimensional travel , lol or Tardis, Enterprise Star Fleet Ship, or other worldly travel ships AT ALL!!! PERIOD!! AND YEAH!!! I DO THINK THEY IS EXISTS😱🤗🛸🚀🛰🛡⚔️🔮🔱
Stay in or around places human beings or well I guess for us specifically I would think! Specifically Living human beings! Should not stay in , or be close or near by too! For too very long!! Just not Healthy for us! In a long term use anyway! I mean all of we can use and learn from and grow from! But this is not our home! And OFTEN WE CAN OFTEN BE ANYTHING! PREY, VICTEM, .... LIKE I SAID ANYTHING COULD BE THERE !!! GOOD OR BAD!!! Which is why I am here looking for new friends guidance !!! Of any type !!! Books, other groups!
I am just scared and afraid right now! But also excited as well! And am trying lol as best I can lol not sure how it’s goin to be honest.......... lmao But I am tryin VERY, VERY, VERY HARD TO BE BRAVE OF THIS NEW DARK (Shadowy) Unknown!
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2020.09.20 04:40 SomethingFunny77 {F4A} It’s Spooky Season, Witches

🎶It’s the most wonderful time of the year🎶
Not Christmas. Halloween.
Fall is my favorite time of year. The scary movies, the everything black, the overall creepiness. I live most of the year like it’s Halloween but it’s much more fun in autumn.
So I’m hoping for a spookier roleplay. I am very open to ideas, we could be a couple teenagers in a modern day supernatural town where a haunted carnival turns on mysteriously in the woods and people go missing in the ravine. It could be medieval times, with demons and vampires running amuck. It could be simple or grand. I just have so much creepiness inside I need to unleash.
About me, I am a female in the US. I’m 24 with a busy job but have a lot of free time outside of work. I prefer to play females opposite of a male if there is romance involved but there doesn’t have to be. Other than that, I’m not picky who (or what) you play.
However, I don’t want this to be high fantasy. I want a dark, gritty world full of hauntings of the past and flawed characters. I prefer to write with a literate partner as I usually post 4+ paragraphs.
If you’re interested in this, let me know. Happy holidays 🎃
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2020.09.20 04:31 HeadOfSpectre The Flowers

I’m sure you know that the world is full of terrible things. Things that if you were to by chance encounter, would kill you with the same ease that you would kill an insect. The fact that humanity is a fairly weak and inconsequential species is a strange and paradoxical fact. On some level, we all know it and yet if the full truth of the matter got out there would no doubt be mass hysteria. People are afraid enough as it is given the state of the world today and I don’t believe that making them aware of Gods and monsters will improve the situation.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Robert Marsh and as you might have guessed, I’ve had a bit more exposure to the supernatural than most. I’ve spent a significant portion of the past five hundred years researching it for my own purposes. As for what ignited my interest in the supernatural, that would be vampirism. Long ago, a man I once knew saw fit to curse me with undeath and since then I have been burdened with eternity… a life without end.

It wasn’t long after I became a vampire that I decided I might as well make use of my time and learn all I could about my new condition, which led me down the rabbit hole of the supernatural. I’ve cavorted with fae, Gods, spirits and mystics among other things over the years. I learned secrets that could bring civilization itself to its knees and I suppose all that knowledge was what got the attention of the FRB.

I had heard of the International Fae Relations Bureau, known to most as the FRB prior to their initial approach of me. I’d thought very little of them at the time, which should not be interpreted as ‘I thought poorly of them’. I simply regarded them as another group of idealists hoping to foster a better relationship between humanity and other non-human entities. While it seemed a noble cause, I’d seen their like rise and fall before and was ready to dismiss them as nothing more than another group of well meaning, yet doomed fools… That was until I actually met them, at least.

The year was 1985 and I was living in Rome, Italy. My life was quiet and more or less peaceful. By day, I worked in sales for a moderately sized company. Not the most exciting career for an entity such as myself but money is a necessity to survive and with it I was able to live a modest life in relative comfort. Every few nights, I would go to the more expensive bars and when a woman caught my fancy, I would make her my companion for the evening. Usually we would drink and move between bars before we retired together for the evening.

While my nighttime companions were often beautiful, I was never one to overstep boundaries. Sometimes, our brief relationships would grow more intimate… other times we would simply part ways after I’d taken what I needed. An unfortunate side effect of being a vampire is that I need blood to survive. Many details regarding my kind are simple mythology. Fatal weakness to sunlight, the ability to shapeshift and a fear of silver or crucifixes… However our thirst for blood is all too real.

I’ve never enjoyed taking a life and while I could easily drain the blood from a person if I so wished, I can survive on lighter albeit more frequent meals. My nighttime companions were usually too drunk to remember what I’d taken and I always took care to ensure their wounds were dressed before I left them. In my long life, I have only had to claim a handful of lives and I assure you that most of those were in self defense.

The FRB contacted me on one of my nights out. I had visited a lovely little bar that I liked to frequent and ordered my usual glass of red wine as I surveyed the other visitors. Most had come in pairs or groups. I was looking for the loners, much like myself. Someone I could befriend for the evening. Male or female, it didn’t matter to me. What I spotted was a young woman in a tight black dress, sitting by the bar. She was alone and quite lovely to behold. She looked disinterested in the world around her and the empty glasses by her side told me that she was looking to get drunk. I knew her kind.

I waved the bartender over and gave him my instructions.
“Get her another drink on me.” I said and the bartender nodded before going off to do just that.
I watched as he served her her drink and just as I’d expected, she looked over at me. I raised my glass to toast her and she raised hers in turn before taking a long sip. I took that as an invitation to go over.

“Mind if I join you?” I asked.
“Not at all, Mr. Marsh.” She replied and I paused.
I very rarely gave out the name I was currently living under to strangers but she seemed to know it instinctively. I caught a wry smile on her lips as she polished off her drink.
“You can sit down. I’m here to talk, not to pick a fight.” She said.
I hesitated for a moment before taking her up on her offer.
“Alright.” I said, “Let’s talk then.”

“I know you’re out to feed tonight, so I won’t take up too much of your time.” She promised, “I had to make sure I got your attention though and you do have a type, Mr. Marsh…”
“A single man should be allowed the pleasure of pleasant company if he so chooses.” I replied.
“Of course, of course. I didn’t mean to imply otherwise!” The woman said, “Here, let me just clear the air. My name is Amanda Spencer. I’m with the International Fae Relations Bureau.”
My eyebrow quirked slightly.

“You’re familiar with us?” She asked.
“The name has come up before, yes. What exactly do you want with me?”
“Word on the street is that you’ve been around the block. Seen a lot, done a lot… It must have taught you a lot too.”
“If you’re looking for information, there are more knowledgeable creatures out there Miss Spencer.”
“I know. We’ve even gone so far as to employ some of them. The FRB’s interest in you is a little more… Hands on... Sitting behind a desk doesn’t suit you Mr. Marsh.”
“And what exactly is that interest?”

“Public safety.” She replied, “The FRB is young but we aren’t stupid. Not everything out there wants peace and there’s countless things that just don’t give a damn. To that end, they’ve started to put together a little subdivision. Most of our recruits so far are human and while they’ve done well enough, the higher ups are in agreement that we could use someone a little more… familiar with these matters.”
“So what? You’re recruiting me into your secret police.” I scoffed. I took another sip of my red wine.
“Hardly. The Department of Public Safety is meant to protect people from the things out there that pose a threat. Ghouls, rogue vampires and sirens, things that could cause some damage if left unchecked. I don’t need to tell you that there are more and more ‘incidents’ every day and if these things get out, the FRB is toast. I’m recruiting you to protect people.”

I swirled the wine in my glass thoughtfully.
“And it ends at monsters and rogues, correct?” I asked. I looked over at her, “If that’s what you’re asking, then I’ll consider it... But I’m not an assassin, Miss Spencer.”
“I’m not looking for one. I’m looking for a guardian.” She replied. There was something in her eyes that made me believe her. Desperation, sincerity, I’m still not sure which.
I finished my glass and stood up.
“I’ll think about it.” I said.
“That’s all I ask.” She replied and set a business card on the table, “When you’re ready to start, give me a call.”
I pocketed the card and she tipped me one final smile before I left.

I’d had no intention of ever calling her… But the words she said lingered in my mind. I can’t say I had much faith in the FRB… But if nothing else, I respected their intentions and I suppose that was enough. I called Spencer at dawn the next day and I never looked back.

My orientation within the FRB did not last long. Technically speaking, I already had centuries of experience in the field so the biggest thing to adjust to was the new system. It wasn’t long before I received my first assignment and was out in the field working for them. The briefing said that there had been an attack on a small cottage just north of Naples. A family had been killed by something that had come out of the woods, presumably a ghoul judging by the description of the carnage it had inflicted.

Ghouls are particularly nasty creatures. Stripped of their humanity by inhuman powers, all that remains of them are pale malformed husks who only think about their next meal, whatever that may be. They are gruesome creatures who often run afoul of civilization and the act of killing them is a mercy.

I had been instructed to visit a certain restaurant two kilometers away from the site of the attack. It was there that I would meet my soon to be partner, Gustav Haeusser. Gustav was a short and stocky man, although much of his bulk seemed to be muscle. His skin was pale and his eyes were a cold blue. He wore his long brown hair down in a ponytail. I recognized him on sight as he entered the restaurant and he seemed to pick me out of the modest lunch crowd immediately.

The moment he laid eyes on me, he regarded me with an intensity that made me slightly uneasy. I knew disgust when I saw it but I pretended to ignore it in favor of at least attempting to begin a proper working relationship.
“You’re the vampire?” He asked as he sat down across from me.
“Just call me Marsh.” I replied, “Mr. Hausser, I presume?”
“Gustav.” He corrected, “I assume you’ve been briefed?”
“I have. Most likely a ghoul attack. I’d assume you see a lot of those, correct?”
Gustav scoffed.

“Once a week more or less… Damn things are everywhere. Never gets easier seeing them. I don’t suppose they’d affect you as much given your… condition…”
“On the contrary, I’ve seen their like for centuries and they’ve never failed to disturb me. Immortality doesn’t chip away at one's humanity if you don’t let it.”
He let out a huff that could have meant many things.

“We’ll leave when the sun goes down.” He said, “See if we can’t draw the ghoul out.”
“Wouldn’t it be more difficult to engage it at night?” I asked.
“Yes, but considering your condition-”
“I can move perfectly fine in daylight, if that’s what you’re worried about.” I interrupted, “Please. Don’t worry about my ‘condition’. I can assure you that it won’t be a hindrance or a threat.”
“I can assure you it won’t too.” He replied, “If you think you’re up for it, we could head out after we eat… You do eat, don’t you?”
“On occasion.” I replied, “The lobster looked particularly appetizing, if you’re a seafood man.”
Again Gustav huffed, sounding less annoyed this time. He picked up his menu and skimmed through it without another word. Perhaps he might not have liked me right off the bat, but I could work with that.

After we ate, we drove to the cottage. It was a quiet little place, well off the beaten path. A prime spot for a ghoul. As we drove up to the old building, I could see the broken glass of the windows and the yellow lines of police tape.

Gustav parked just outside the tape and we both got out. We approached the building together and I could smell the old blood inside.
“How long ago was the attack?” I asked.
“The bodies were discovered 12 hours ago.” Gustav replied, “The attack probably happened last night. Someone heard gunshots and came to investigate. Before you asked, I looked into reports of missing pets as well. There were 8 in the past year.”
“Rather high for a place so remote.” I noted. Gustav huffed in agreement.

“The cottages are new. Chances are they backed onto the ghouls territory.” He said and as he spoke, I scanned the nearby woods. I suspected that Gustav was correct and if so, our quarry would not be far. I approached the cottage and stepped inside. The stench of stale blood overpowered my senses although I doubted that Gustav noticed anything. Even without the chalk outlines, I knew exactly where the bodies had fallen.

“From the looks of it, ghoul came in the living room window.” Gustav said, “The mother was found nearby, in the kitchen. I’d imagine her screams woke her husband who got the gun and attacked the ghoul. He was found in the hallway and their son was-”
“Killed in his bed.” I replied. Gustav paused, “I can smell the blood in the sheets from here.”
“They found blood there, but no body.”
I grimaced at the knowledge of what the ghoul had done… Yet in taking something back to its hideout to feast on, it had marked a trail. I walked over to the broken window and looked out at the forest beyond. It was faint, but I could smell blood in the distance along with the stink of decay.
“We’ll look for tracks.” Gustav said, “Might be best to check the area outside that window…”
“No need.” I replied, “It’s close.”
Gustav paused.

“I can smell it. Old blood… human decay… I’ve been around long enough to recognize it. It’s faint, but I think I can track it.”
“Christ… You can smell it?” He asked.
“A benefit of my condition. My senses of smell and hearing are much better than yours, among other things.”
“No shit… I suppose I can see why Spencer wanted your kind on the DPS. If you think you can find that thing, lead the way.”
He drew a pistol from his holster. Something high caliber. Probably good enough to kill a ghoul. He followed me out of the cottage and towards the treeline. While we weren’t looking for tracks, I still noticed them in the dirt as we moved into the woods.

The smell was getting stronger, and though I trusted my nose the trees around us made me feel claustrophobic. My senses would only lead us to a corpse, not the ghoul itself. The creature could have been anywhere nearby and so we tread lightly. The closer we got, the stronger the smell became. There were no doubt several bodies nearby. Fresh and rotten meat to feed the insatiable hunger of the ghoul.

Up ahead, I spotted a small stone hill. The smell seemed to be coming from there and as we got closer, I recognized a dip in the ground that led into a small cavern. I held up a hand to stop Gustav. I pointed to the cave.
“I’ll go first.” I whispered, “Lure it out if its in there… I trust you’re a steady shot?”
“Very.” He promised, “I’ve got you covered.”
Though I had few reasons to truly trust Gustav, I still silently held him to that word as I began my approach to the cave.

In the low light, my eyes could see bones picked clean. Most of them looked animal but there were a few I recognized as human… The ghouls lair had a rotten, wet stink to it. Bad enough that I covered my mouth as I got closer and yet as foul as its little hole was, it looked to be completely empty. I grimaced as I spotted the ribcage of what I knew to be the missing child before taking a step back and looking over at Gustav.

I shook my head. The ghoul wasn’t there… and yet as I looked at him, I saw his eyes widen.
“The trees!” He called and raised the gun and fired before I realized just what he’d seen.
A heavy weight bore down on me, forcing me to the ground. I heard the snap of hungry jaws by my ear but they missed me entirely.

I kicked and shoved at the creature on top of me and knocked it aside. I saw its spindly greyish limbs struggle for a moment as it regained its footing. It looked at me with wide unblinking eyes, tangled hair falling around its face and dried blood around its mouth. The ghoul hissed at me before clawing its way towards me. I scrambled to my feet but I wasn’t fast enough. Its claws raked at my body and dug into my flesh as it pulled me towards it. Its breath stank of rotting meat. It tried to sink its teeth into my face but I grabbed it by the skull and held it back as its jaws snapped wildly.

I heard another gunshot and a spray of blood erupted from its neck. The ghoul hissed and tried to look at Gustav before he shot it again, blowing away its head. Still the damn thing stood, although only for a second longer before its bony limbs collapsed from under it. Lifeless, it collapsed to the ground beside me and rolled down into the cave to join the other dead.

I looked down at it, panting heavily and thankful I had suffered nothing more than a few scratches. The body of the ghoul twitched as if it still was trying to stand up. Once upon a time, that thing had probably been a lovely young woman… Now it was just another monster.

“Can’t do everything, can you vampire?” Gustav asked, his tone cocky. He offered me a hand to help me to my feet.
“I suppose not.” I replied breathlessly, “Damn good shooting.”
“I’ve had some practice… We should move the body. Burn it and contact the police.” He looked down into the cavern at the body of the child who’d been taken.
“I’m sure someone will want to give the kid a proper burial…”
I nodded in response before following Gustav down to collect what was left of the ghoul.

While I cannot pretend my relationship with Gustav was ever perfect, I must admit that that first job was the start of a solid partnership. He never did seem to warm to my condition but over the next four years, it became easier and easier to trust him with my life.

Together he and I put down rogue Sirens who chose to overfeed or hunt for sport, groups of deep mermaids who’d grown too aggressive and countless malevolent fae who sought only to spread chaos for fun. Despite our differences, I came to regard Gustav as a trusted friend and I’d like to believe that he came to think of me in a similar manner… Perhaps that was what made our final job so difficult…

On June 12th, 1989, two hikers in the Ukraine were attacked by an unknown entity. Something they described as ‘humanoid’. Naturally the FRB investigated the claims and concluded it was a likely ghoul attack and within six hours of the police report, Gustav and I were asked to investigate.

The trail was remote and designed for more advanced hikers. I can’t imagine it saw much use. It would have been ideal for a ghoul to call home. As I walked through the heavy underbrush, well ahead of Gustav I can’t say that I anticipated anything other than a standard ghoul encounter. I expected to pick up the scent of decay anytime soon, or if we were lucky, perhaps the much fainter wet stink of a ghoul or its lair.

I scanned the trees above me and Gustav had his weapon drawn as we drew nearer to the spot where the attack had supposedly happened.
“You smell anything?” Gustav asked.
“Just the forest.” I replied and paused. That wasn’t entirely true. “There’s something sweeter in the air here… Not blood. Nothing I’m familiar with.”
“If it’s sweet, it’s not our ghoul.” Gustav said. He paused for a moment before adding: “Assuming it is a ghoul… Could’ve just been a bear.”
“How many times have we told people ‘it was just a bear?’” I asked.
He responded with one of his trademark huffs.

“Maybe this time it really was. You ever seen a bear with mange, Marsh? Terrifying fucking things… They’re bony. Their flesh is pale. They look like zombies.”
“Then the least we could do is confirm it.” I said, “If nothing else the walking is good for you.”
Again Gustav huffed.
“Whatever you say Mr. liquid diet…”

We hadn’t gone much further before the sweet smell I’d detected grew stronger. It was almost blinding now. In amongst the dark foliage, I could see something small and luminous peeking out. I approached it slowly and bent down to get a closer look.
“What is it?” Gustav asked as I examined it.
“A flower…” I replied, and that was the simplest description of it. The flower was unlike any I’d seen before. It had five petals and its color seemed to shift from blue to green and even pink. There was a slight glow coming off of it and its smell was strong and sweet.

I delicately plucked it before wrapping it up in a handkerchief. I could show this to someone back at the office. Maybe they’d know what to make of it. From the corner of my eye, I saw the slight glow from other flowers, identical to the one I found. In the dim light, they were easy to see.
“What is this?” Gustav asked warily.
“Hell if I know.” I replied as I stood up, “But something about this doesn’t sit right with me…”
“It’s a flower.” He said, “What’s there to be worried about?”
“Humanity fears what it does not understand for good reason, my friend.” I replied, “This flora doesn’t look natural. I’d consider that very good cause for concern.”

Gustav responded with another huff.
“A flowers a flower, vampire. Relax…”
Quietly he scanned the area around us before pausing. I heard a rustling of leaves and my partner took off at full speed, gun drawn.

“Wait!” I called but Gustav was always the sort to leap before he looked. By the time I was up again, I heard gunshots followed by a scream from him. I raced off in the direction Gustav had gone. I heard one final gunshot and a sound… An inhuman squeal that sent a chill through me. That last gunshot had been close.

Gustav was just ahead and when I found him, he was slumped up against a tree, coughing and hacking. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something dart off into the woods but my attention was focused more on my partner.
“Are you alright?” I asked. I offered him a hand but he pushed it aside and climbed unsteadily to his feet.
“I’m fine…” He spat, “Fucking thing jumped me… I got it good… It’s a goddamn ghoul!”
“Are you hurt?” I asked, “Bites, scratches…?”
“Scrapes and bruises. I’m fine Mother.” He growled before pushing past me to head deeper into the woods. “Come on! Let’s kill that goddamn thing…”

I would have voiced my protest but Gustav was a stubborn fool. He would have pressed ahead no matter what I said and perhaps he was right for that. We had the ghoul on the run. It should have been easy to catch up to now. Still, the deep sound of Gustavs hacking cough did not sit well with me. Up ahead of him, I could see the glow of several more of those strange flowers.
“The sun is getting low. It might not be wise to be wandering out here so late.” I warned.
“What? Are you scared of the dark?” Gustav wheezed, “Come on!” He broke down into another fit of coughing and gripped a tree to prevent himself from collapsing.
“You think you’re funny.” I replied, “You can barely stand up and that cough… It doesn’t sound right…”
“That fucking ghoul sprayed me with something.” Gustav replied, “I don’t know what. Something sweet that stank… I’ll be fine. I just need to clear my lungs. I can keep going!”

I stared at him, watching as he stood up and knowing that I’d need to drag him kicking and screaming out of the woods if I wanted him to leave. I also knew that he’d probably shoot me if I tried. With a resigned sigh, I drew my own pistol and followed him. At the very least I could ensure my thick skulled partner didn’t get himself killed.

I had hoped that we might find the dying ghoul nearby but we had no such luck. I couldn’t even smell any blood from its supposed wounds. While Gustav was adamant he had hit his target, I had my doubts. Our quarry had run far and I couldn’t even hear its rustling movements in the distance. As we walked through the forest, the sky began to darken but the shimmering hues from the flowers around us lit our path.

Gustav cut ahead of me, pausing every few moments to cough. In the forest, it was difficult to mark our path already but with my partner so far ahead, it was next to impossible, even for me. We continued onwards to the point where I wasn’t even sure we were on the trail of the creature who had attacked us. The only change in our environment was those glowing flowers that seemed more plentiful than before. They polluted the air with an overpowering sweetness that was enough to make me cough.
“Gustav!” I called. He didn’t look back at me. “Gustav, it’s been almost an hour. We’re wasting our time. The ghoul is gone.”

He just kept going, fueled by a rage that seemed… unlike him… I watched him for a moment as he vanished deeper into the woods before I followed, jogging to catch up to him.
“Gustav!” I called as I put a hand on his shoulder. He looked back at me, eyes burning with rage.
“It’s gone. We should turn back.”
“It’s here…” Gustav replied. “It’s in the ocean… Don’t you feel it?”
I paused. There was something in his gaze… Something very wrong.
He pulled out of my grip.
“Not much further…” He said, “Trust me!”

I watched him go and for the first time in a very long time I felt uneasy. Ghouls did not scare me. Neither did mermaids, fae, werewolves or even other vampires. These were all terrible things I knew how to deal with… But Gustav in that moment scared me.

We continued for over an hour and it wasn’t long before I noticed that the sound of our movement was the only sound I heard. Usually in such pristine forest, there would be other sounds of life but around us the world was silent. No birds. No animals… Nothing at all… While I’d known animals to fear ghouls before, this was different. Gustav didn’t seem to notice though. I doubted he thought of anything but the prey ahead of him. At some point, we started up an incline and I watched him claw at the earth and climb with single minded purpose. The strange flowers bloomed thick around us and continued to pollute the air with their sweet stench.
“There…” I heard him rasp. “Up there…”

It took me a moment to see what he saw. While the darkness did not impair my vision, it would have been easy to miss the overgrown wood that marked the entrance to an old mine. The tunnel into the earth was overgrown by moss and yet deep inside the cavern I could see the glow of more of those flowers, shimmering like stars.
“In there…” Gustav rasped before breaking into another coughing fit. To his credit, it seemed less severe than before. “There. It’s in there.”

Near the entrance of the mine, I spotted old splintered wood. Someone had boarded it up long ago, and something else had forced its way inside.
“Let’s go…” Gustav said before shambling off into the darkness. I stopped him.
“Are you insane? You’ll be blind in there.”
“You’re coming with me, aren’t you?” He asked.

Now it was my turn to huff in response. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted an old lantern sitting abandoned just inside the mine. It didn’t take me long to light a little flame inside it. It was rusted, bent and a little broken but it sufficed.
“Of all the fucking vampires I could get, I get the priss…” Gustav murmured.
“I’m doing this for your benefit, not mine.” I replied. He didn’t reply and just turned to trudge off into the mine. I followed him, keeping the lantern aloft. My every instinct told me that going further was a mistake but my partner had made up his mind long ago.

The stink of those radiant flowers was almost blinding. Even if the ghoul had made its home in that old mine, I doubt I would have smelled it. Yet despite my caution, Gustav continued to press on ahead. I noticed a few rotten old supports that looked like they wouldn’t hold well. I’d seen them by the entrance of the mine too. The place looked as if was ready to collapse any day now.
“How exactly do you know where this thing is?” I asked.
“I just know…” He replied, “I feel it… First, I was just following the trail but now, I feel it Marsh… It’s hard to explain…”

My brow furrowed as I followed him.
“That doesn’t worry you?” I asked and again he didn’t reply. All the same, I found myself falling back a few steps, distancing myself from my partner.

Up ahead, I heard movement. Bony limbs shuffling against rock. While I couldn’t smell the ghoul, I knew that Gustavs senses had led him to the right place. The luminous flowers around us shimmered in their strange hues. My pace slowed a little bit as I looked forward at Gustav. He kept his gun at the ready, expecting the ghoul to jump out at any moment.

From the corner of my eye, I caught movement and heard the sound of claw against stone. I spun around just in time to see a shape retreat into a side branch of the cavern and I reached for my gun.
“There!” I called and I didn’t wait around for Gustav to come. Instinct took over as I pursued the ghoul and thoughtlessly abandoned my partner.

Ahead, I could clearly see the ghoul scuttling like an insect along the wall yet there seemed to be something wrong with it. The shimmering flowers that had accompanied us all the way up to the cavern seemed to be growing out of the ghouls skin. Its flesh itself seemed to shift against its bones and when it turned back to hiss at me it seemed to grin knowingly…

I could hear Gustavs footsteps rushing up behind me as the ghoul turned to fight. I fired my gun twice. The first shot blew away a chunk of its skull and the second went into its shoulder. Neither of them slowed it down. Instead, the ghoul rushed towards me on all fours without stopping. I saw its mouth opening but not in the way it should have opened! Its lower jaw split apart and much of its neck opened as well, revealing teeth that should not have been there but even worse, pale yellow eyes…

I fired again, shooting into its terrible maw as it advanced on me but the bullets did nothing! In my desperation I hurled the lantern at it. The lighter fluid I’d used to ignite it caught on the flesh of the thing before me and its body was set ablaze like dry tinder. It shrank back with a pained screech as its flesh sizzled and pulled back from the flames like something alive.

I stumbled backwards, watching as the creature burned and shambled backwards. Perhaps the flames themselves wouldn’t have been enough to kill it but in its panic, it clumsily stumbled into the walls lined with flowers. The stray flames set those alight too and all too quickly the fire spread.

I looked back and saw Gustav standing behind me, staring wide eyed and helpless at the ghoul he’d so desperately pursued. I didn’t give him much time to watch. I ran for him and grabbed him by the arm before pulling him back the way we came. We hadn’t gone too far into the cavern. It was easy enough to find our way back out and I tugged him along behind me as the old mine very quickly became an inferno.

As we reached its mouth, we stumbled out into the moonlight and I looked back to see a hellish glow in our wake. Gustav stared back at it in turn, panting heavily before looking at me.
“T-that ghoul…” He finally said, “What the hell was that? It was a ghoul, right?”
“Maybe once.” I replied. I looked around at the flowers that surrounded us and I felt my heart race in a way that it hadn’t in centuries.

“These flowers… They did something to it. Corrupted it somehow. We need to call this in. Quarantine the area. Torch and burn everything. Get rid of all of them!”
“Wait, wait, wait, get rid of it?” Gustav asked. “Marsh what the hell are you talking about?”
“Didn’t you see what I saw? That ghoul had those flowers growing out of it and it was… it was warped! It was something else entirely! It shrugged off our bullets, what if more creatures got exposed to these flowers? Hell, we’ve been exposed! What might it do to us?!”
Gustav just laughed, his lips curling into a smile. It didn’t fit well on his face.

“I think you’re overthinking this, my friend…” He said, “That ghoul it was… it was beautiful, don’t you think? I mean, look at these flowers! They turned something so disgusting, so horrible as a ghoul into something new, something fierce and beautiful! It gave it an entirely new life! Now you’re talking about burning this all to the ground? Without even knowing how far it can go?”
I stared at him, my eyes narrowing.
“Do you hear yourself right now?” I asked, “Think about this for a moment.”
“I am thinking!” He replied, “For the first time in twenty years I feel like I’m thinking clearly! Marsh, I knew where that thing was. I think when it attacked me, it breathed some of its essence onto me and it… enhanced me… it…” He paused and looked back into the inferno.

“No… No it shared something with me. With us… I think I get it now... It didn’t want food, it wanted to share something. To show us an ocean of possibility. That’s why it led us on! It wanted us to chase it so we would see and now I see, Robert! An ocean of possibility! You should too!”
I stared at him, watching as his breathing grew heavier. I still clutched my gun in my hand.
“I’m burning this to the ground Gustav.” I replied, “And once you get your head right, you’ll agree with me that this was the right thing to-”

In an instant, Gustav was on top of me. With strength that surpassed my own he ripped my gun from my hands and forced me to the ground.
“NO! No… I won’t let you do that. I’ll make you see…” He said, grinning wide from ear to ear, “I’ll make you see it just like I see it… I’ll make you see It… Come Robert… Come into the ocean… Breathe in deep…

Gustavs smile only grew wider and wider and I saw his head begin to change. His skull began to split open and that sweet stink only grew stronger. I could only stare in silent horror as I realized that there was no saving my partner. Whatever the ghoul had done to him, it had corrupted him outright. It had changed him and now I was seeing just how much of him had been changed…

In just a few hours, Gustav was no longer human and as he prepared to unleash his payload on me, I struggled to push him off of me. I grabbed the sides of his head and forced it upwards. Thick shimmering spores drifted from his open skull and with a scream of exertion, I threw him off of me.

Gustav fell towards the mine, leaving a trail of spores in his wake. Behind him the flames were growing closer. The mine was burning up. He climbed onto all fours, spores leaking from his skull. I watched a bone jut out of his arm like a blade and shimmering flowers grew from the wound.
“If you’ll not join in life… I shall have your corpse…” Gustav said, his voice distorted and garbled…

Like an animal, my former companion raced towards me but I was ready for him. As he lunged for me, I ducked under him and moved towards the mine. Arrogant as ever, Gustav pursued me, still moving like a twisted animal. His skull had reformed and his lips were curled back in a twisted smile that I’ll never quite forget. As I backed towards the inferno, I spotted one of the rotting supports nearby and focused back on the thing that was once Gustav.

He stood up, raising the extended bone shard jutting out of his arm to try and impale me. I sidestepped him and used his own momentum to push him deeper into the mine. The flames licked at his back and I saw a moment of panic in his eyes.
“Marsh, wait!” He called in a voice I knew I recognized but he wasn’t going to stop me.
With all of my strength, I broke through the support. The rock above us shifted and I watched as Gustav made a desperate scramble for the entrance but I was faster. When the mine came down, I was out but he was not. The last I heard was a desperate scream before the collapse of the mine crushed him and hopefully sent him to a peaceful rest...

The DPS was quick to quarantine the area and burn the flowers, as per my request. Whatever was out there… It was too dangerous to leave unchecked. Of that I was sure. However Gustavs loss did not sit well with me… I know that in his final moments, he was not himself and perhaps that bothered me even more than his loss. Either way, I did what I had to do. The flowers needed to be destroyed. I only hope that we got all of them. If we didn’t… Well… I’d rather not think about that.
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2020.09.20 03:22 JagdKitty TEARS OF A VAMP Chapters One And Two

(((((Just an idea for a new book so I thought I'd get feed back on how the beginning might be improved and if you think you want more...)))))
Chapter One
It was a dark and stormy night... Sorry, I know it's pretty cheesy but I've always wanted to begin a story like that. Over the years I've written many stories. Some for fun, others for money or fame. Sometimes for all three. But never have I written my story. So as cheesy as it may be, my opening is perfectly correct. It was a dark and stormy night that my story begins...
Early 21st Century... Lexington, Kentucky
My supper was finished. I was nursing my cola, wondering if I should just make a run for my house. Rain poured down and lightning flashed outside the large panes of glass which formed the entire wall between the wet outside and the cozy inside of the small, family friendly restaurant. A late evening thunderstorm wasn't unexpected in August. The heat and humidity would build throughout the day. Thunder clouds would build higher and higher in the sky and then all hell would let loose as the temperature dropped with the setting sun.
No one was waiting for my table so I didn't feel guilty keeping the table to myself. It wasn't like I was denying my waitress another customer and tip. Many tables were occupied but some were still open for new customers. But a new customer hadn't walked in since the rain had started. Between the heavy cloud cover and the lateness of the hour, it was pitch black outside. Strobes of lightning would light the street as bright as day before darkness reclaimed the streets. The last of my cola slurped up my straw and I was just reaching for my wallet when she appeared.
My first sight of Tiffany was as a form under the streetlight on the corner as she dashed across the street for the door of the restaurant. Splashing in the puddles she was as wet as any woman could be and looked as mad as any cat tossed into a pool. My cousin had done that once with the family cat. Tiffany looked just as mad as that cat had looked after dragging her wet fur out of that pool, only without the hissing and barred teeth.
She shook herself like a cat, too, as she stood in the entrance. That took my mind off the family cat since her t-shirt was plastered to a very nice, very wet chest sans bra. Sizing up the place, she walked to the table next to mine and plopped herself in a chair. Grabbing a wad of napkins, she began wiping her pretty face. The contrast between her pale skin and bright blue eyes to her jet black, shoulder length hair was striking.
"Look all you want, you perv." The sarcastic tone brought me hastily back from my appreciation of her striking... Umm, beauty. I hastily raised my gaze to her face.
"Ahh, sorry..." I began but she cut me off with a hand wave. She shrugged and her voice had less sarcasm and much more humor as she cut me some slack. "I don't care. My boobs have been seen before. By a lot more people at once than are in here. I hit Mardi Gras every year I can. I get lots of beads," She said with a smile. Picking at the wet material of her shirt she pulled it away from her skin and let it drop. It went back to outlining every curve she had including two, very hard nipples.
She shrugged again in resignation, "At least I'm wearing a shirt." Grabbing another handful of napkins she wiped at her arms and hands again. Moving quickly, she invited herself to my table and sat across from me. "Sorry to drop in unannounced. I usually have better manners but that damned rain! I'm Tiffany," she said, thrusting a still slightly damp hand across the table.
"I'm Daniel," I completed the intro and shook her hand. "Ahh, would you like something to eat," I asked as my waitress approached.
"I could do with a bite. But not here. I was just headed for the club down the street when this," Tiffany waved a disgusted hand at the rain, "appeared out'a nowhere." Tiffany gave me an appraising look, "I've got a pretty good idea of what I want to eat later."
"I didn't know they served food at the club."
Tiffany laughed at nothing I could see. Since Darlene was at the table anyway, I paid for my food and added a good tip. I ate here often and knew all the wait staff.
Tiffany sighed and picked at her wet shirt again. "Screw it. No clubbing for me tonight. The apartment I stayed at today doesn't have a clothes dryer."
"My house is just down the street and I have a clothes dryer. I'm really not a perv," I hastily added. "I'm just offering dry clothes. I've got a robe you can wear while your clothes dry. I just don't want to go home and think about you sitting here cold and wet and maybe getting sick or something without at least offering."
"Why, aren't you the Southern gentleman. I'd like that if you won't mind a house guest for a few hours. Wet clothes just suck."
My house was only a block and a half away but it was raining so hard my clothes were as soaked as Tiffany's by the time we ran up my driveway to the side door leading to the garage and laundry room. There were towels in the dryer that I hadn't folded yet. We used them to towel off our faces and arms. I told Tiffany to wait and I'd get her a robe.
"Fuck that," Tiffany said taking hold of the hem of her shirt and stripping it over her head. Tossing it into the dryer she grinned, "Don't look so shocked. I've already given you a wet t-shirt show." She toed off her sneakers and while I stood there her jeans, socks and finally her panties went into the dryer. "Your turn."
I was in shock. It had been a while since I'd seen a naked woman. I'm not gay, I just haven't had much time to date while in grad school. Women taking their clothes off in front of me was unusual. Women as beautiful as Tiffany taking her clothes off in front of me was incredibly rare. As in never before. In bare feet she was maybe 5'9". Breasts just on the large size for her slender frame. Perfect hourglass figure. Her skin was pale without bikini lines. "Hey! Your turn. Get those wet clothes off. I don't want you to get sick either."
I hesitated. I wasn't in nearly as good a shape as Tiffany. I've been 40 to 50 pounds past my recommended weight for my height of 5'10" since high school. I almost always wear a t-shirt at a pool and not because I sunburn. Tiffany finally gave up on my moving and began unbuttoning my shirt. I came out of my daze enough to begin helping and soon she was stripping my briefs off. I had the expected anatomical response any heterosexual male would have in the presence of a beautiful, naked woman. It was impossible to hide since it was at eye level to Tiffany as she knelt to strip my briefs down far enough for me to step out of.
Tossing my clothes into the dryer she turned the dial and started the dry cycle. Taking the initiative again, Tiffany wrapped her arms around me and went up on her toes for a kiss. She began pushing me towards the door that led into the house.
"Wait. Wait, wait... The clothes need a fabric softener sheet," I managed to break lip contact long enough to gasp out.
"You gotta be kidding me, right?" Tiffany's eyes were wide and though her body was still pressed to mine she drew back and asked in disbelief. "A naked woman is literally throwing herself against you, offering a night of wild sex and you're thinking of laundry?"
"I guess not," I said and let myself be kissed and pushed to sit on the den couch which was as far as we made it.
The rest of the night was a haze. I remember Tiffany straddling my lap and lowering herself around me while nuzzling and sucking on my neck which was extremely pleasurable. I was embarrassed as I finished almost as soon as she lowered herself completely onto me while still trying to give me a hickey. I know I hadn't had sex for a while but, damn! I should have had better control than that but her mouth on my neck felt so damned good. Just as good as what was she was doing to my groin.
Tiffany didn't seem disappointed at my lack of control. She just grinned, gave me a long, wet kiss that had a tinge of a taste that reminded me of... Something I was struggling to recall even as her hips began to move again and her mouth went back to my neck.
What happened after that was what began to blur. Tiffany's mouth left my neck and my thoughts were all a jumbled haze as she continued moving her hips slowly over my lap. In this position her breasts were moving close to my face and I pulled her close enough to capture a nipple. I was sucking hard on her breast when she suddenly gasped and pulled back to sit up straight. Her hand raised the breast I'd been sucking on so she could get a good look at the small cut, a shallow scrape really, on her skin.
"Damn it, damn it, dammit," she yelled climbing off me. Pacing the room, she stopped to look at her breast again. Raising clenched fists she yelled, "FUUUUCCCCKKKKKK!!!"
My head swam when I tried to stand up to try and calm her down. I couldn’t seem to make my legs and arms work together and sat back down with a whoomph onto the couch. It was just a tiny, barely red scratch. I couldn't understand why my speech was slurred, I'd only had a soft drink with my meal, as I tried to explain. "I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I chipped a tooth last week on a walnut shell and I guess it cut you. It's not that much real..."
Tiffany interrupted me to yell, "You don't understand, you idiot! I've already fed from you. Once your blood mixes with mine, if you take even a little back you're gonna Turn! Fuck this shit," she muttered and began to pace again. Stopping in mid-stride, she seemed to have made up her mind about something. "This is your house, right? No one else lives here," she asked. "No relatives dropping by?"
"Yea, I live here alone. My relatives live in Eastern Kentucky. They never drop by without calling. What do you mean by Turn? Look, I'm sorry my tooth cut you but..."
"Just shut up. Just shut the fuck up. Don't make this harder for me."
"Make what harder?" Man, I was really woozy. I was having trouble just sitting up straight.
"I have to kill you, you big, stupid human," Tiffany yelled. With a jump that covered an impossible distance, she landed on me and drove me back into the couch cushions. This time when her mouth went to my neck there was nothing sensual about it. It hurt like hell when she bite down and then all the pain vanished in a wash of euphoria. I was twice her body weight yet I couldn't break the hold of her arms and legs around me to push her away. I felt my skin tear and, God help me, I came against her stomach and mine as the pleasure I was feeling doubled and then doubled again. Still she bit deeper. I heard a sucking sound under my ear and then I heard and felt nothing at all.
Chapter II
My next memories are all a jumble. I would swim up from a deep sleep when Tiffany came near. She'd whimper as she'd open her own wrist with her teeth. The smell of blood would rouse me more and I'd drink as much as I could of her thick, rich blood for as long as she offered her wrist. "I'll have more for you soon," she'd whisper as I'd fall back into my dreamless sleep.
I had no idea how many times this scene was repeated until one time her wrist wasn't enough. I wanted more and her amazing strength was no match for mine as I pulled her down and bit hard on her neck. Her cry wasn't one of pain, however. The harder I bit the more her cries sounded like the cries of a woman having an orgasm.
I drained Tiffany of every drop of blood I could coax from the tear in her throat before pushing her away. She dropped, drained of blood and strength to the floor beside the bed. Hearing her moans of orgasm, I went back to my dreamless sleep. There was one feeding I remember more than any other. I have no memory of when it occurred in my schedule of feedings but Tiffany smelled differently that time. More alive. Every mouthful from her wrist was intoxicating. When the flow from her wrist began to slow it was her who offered me her neck. When I bit her cries were again of pleasure. Orgasmic cries as the smell of her sex filled the room. She didn't try to pull away no matter how much pain I had to be causing her until the flow from her torn throat ceased.
Her blood will make you strong, I heard as I drifted back to sleep. I think I dreamed. ***************************
"How bad is it," I asked Carla Bannon, the detective who'd gotten the call.
"Female, late sixties," Carla began giving me a concise review of what she'd discovered so far. "Ida Knowles from her ID we found in a purse stuffed under the driver's seat. Put in the trunk perhaps two days ago. She hasn't been reported as missing. Found four hours ago by the supermarket manager. He says the car has been sitting here for two days. Said he was going to look for ID so he could call the owner before he had the car towed.
"Two days in this heat? When he got a whiff of what was in the trunk he called us. Uniforms came, popped the trunk and called it in. I got the call about two hours ago. I got here a little after the call. Crime techs after me." Carla lowered her voice and added, "Lieutenant, her throat was torn out."
"Dogs?"
"God, I wish! But," Carla looked around to be sure no one was within hearing. My former partner was always careful not to seem too chummy in front of others since my promotion. "Of course we'll have to wait for the coroner's official report but, Ben, the crime scene tech swears it wasn't dogs. Her throat wasn't cut with anything sharp either. Says there's no teeth marks or cuts. He says it's like someone just yanked her throat out. Tore out a large chunk of flesh. And that chunk ain't here.
"I told him to keep his mouth shut to everyone but me and called you as soon as I could." Detective Bannon looked around again to be sure we were out of earshot. "Ben, this could be a real mess if that tech is right. No one wants a psycho running around who rips out throats."
"The tech any good?"
"Twelve years on the job. I've worked with him before. Hell, we've both worked with him when we were partners before you took the promotion. He's very good. I wouldn't have called you out on a Sunday if he was a rookie."
"Lieutenant Haskell? Detective? Got something you need to know," a tech called out and walked towards us. I remembered working with him. He was good. Good enough and experienced enough to know he stank of death and to stand downwind. "Two things, really. First, there's no blood in the body or in the trunk. There's barely enough blood left in the body for it to pool and form post mortem bruising. I can't find the blood! Only a few drops on the floor of the trunk. There's been no rain in the last few days to wash away blood from the asphalt. There's a few small drops on the asphalt from the driver's door to the trunk. She either wasn't killed here or someone held a bucket for her to bleed into."
"I'll get a couple of uniforms to start canvasing the grassy areas in the back of the store to make sure we didn't miss a blood pool under the tall grass," Carla said and left.
The tech reached into his overalls and pulled out a sheet of paper and an evidence bag. "Second, her address from her ID and her keys from the floor of the car. Keys are clean. No blood. I've already dusted and there's no usable prints. Her house is only a couple of blocks away. If you can't find her blood there I don't know where the hell it is."
I took the paper and signed taking possession of the evidence bag containing the keys. "Carla, you keep working here. I'll take a uniform and check out the house," I called out and got a thumbs up in acknowledgment.
The uniform followed me and we parked on the street. There was a Chevy Nova parked on the street in front of the address. The front door was open, screen door closed. It was a small sized, two story on a street where old oaks shaded the street and lawns and all the houses had a tired, long lived in air. Stepping onto the porch I could hear someone inside. Through the screen I could see a living room/den and part of a kitchen and hallway. The screen door made a small sound when I tested if it was unlocked.
"Grams? Is that you? Where have you been? You haven't even started our dinner."
"Police, ma'am." A young woman came into view walking towards me from the kitchen. Caucasian, early twenties, 5' 4", slender build, pretty in a girl-next-door way. Shoulder length red hair and gray eyes. "Miss, do you know a Ida Knowles?"
"Yes, she's my grandmother. Oh, God. Grams... Is she Ok?"
This was the part of the job I hated most. "May we come in, Miss..."
"Olivia Knowles."
She cried of course. But then wanted to know the how. "Please. I have to call my mom and family. They all live in Tennessee. I need to know something to tell them."
I tried to give the bare minimum of details but she had a way of asking questions that drew more information from me than I'd meant to give. For some reason my gut was sending me a warning that something was strange here. Over the years I've come to trust my gut. "You haven't tried to contact your grandmother in the last two days?"
A shake of her head. "I have an apartment out Winchester Road and a job. We don't always call each other every day. Every Sunday we try to... I mean we used to, have dinner. Go over our week. Make any plans we might have for the week coming up. That kind'a thing. When I came over today the front door was open and her car was gone. I just thought she'd gone to the store for a few things."
"So you haven't looked around the house?"
"No. Just used the bathroom and started chopping some vegetables in the kitchen while I waited. Why?"
"It's possible whoever killed your grandmother did it somewhere else and then drove her car to the parking lot. Would you mind if we looked around the house and backyard?"
Ms. Knowles invited us to look anywhere we wanted. The uniform looked over the backyard and the small garage while I looked in every room and the basement. No signs of a struggle or blood. Everything was neat and clean as if the owner had stepped out for a short trip to the supermarket. Which I was guessing she had. Leaving my card with instruction to call if Ms. Knowles thought of anything or saw anything out of the normal, we left. I left with a feeling that something just wasn't right.
Out on the sidewalk I asked Officer Westbrook what he thought. Westbrook shrugged and then spoke aloud my thoughts. "I don't know, Lieutenant, but damn! If someone just told me my grandmother had been killed by having her throat ripped out, I think I'd be having hysterics. But she... She just got calmer."
I nodded. That had been my observation, too. Something about that young lady set my teeth on edge. I drove back to the crime scene to let Carla know what I'd found. I also wanted Carla to look more closely into Olivia Knowles.
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A witch's hearing isn't as good as an elf's, but I could hear them talking on the sidewalk. They were both wrong. I wasn't calm. Not by any stretch of the imagination was I calm. I was in a murderous rage.
Vampire! A fucking vampire! There was absolutely no doubt in my mind who, or rather what, had killed my Grams. I had phone calls to make but first I had to carry out Gram's instructions. She'd drilled her instructions into me every day when I'd first moved in with her five years ago. If something happens the first thing you do is make sure the house is safe!
I waited until the police cars disappeared from view before going to the basement. Tripping the concealed latch that my grandfather had installed sixty years ago, a small section of shelves that lined one wall popped open an inch. I pushed the door all the way open. No one but me and Grams even knew that her half-basement had once been a full basement.
Gesturing at the candles scattered about the room I lit them with a cantrip before stripping off all my clothes and shoes. No metals of any kind except gold, silver or platinum were to enter the next room. Ever! Not even the tiny amount in my underwire bra. Since I was alone I didn't bother with a robe. A steep wooden staircase led to another concrete floor six feet lower than the one that policeman had just searched. All the furniture here -staircase, chairs, tables and bookcases- were made using wooden dowels instead of metal nails. Grandad had been a master craftsman when it came to working in wood since the 18th Century.
Striding to the center of the circle etched into the concrete floor, I Reached and found all the house protection spells that were powered from the circle. The circle was 20 feet in diameter and cut three inches into the concrete of the floor. Poured gold filled that circle. Gold was a perfect superconductor for Vim. Silver and platinum could be used but over time Vim would leech away. A gold Power Circle would hold Vim indefinitely. The larger the circle, the more Vim. This was one of the largest circles in North America.
By instinct I Reached out to the small Ley Line that Lexington was on top of and siphoned Vim into the circle. In a few seconds I could leech enough Vim into the Power Circle to keep all the spells powered by the circle maintained for months.
Reaching out again, I found the spells tuned to the circle and made then mine. As soon as they came under my control, a softly glowing, golden hemisphere appeared around me. Twenty feet in diameter, it filled the room, almost touching the ceiling and walls. Any metal other than gold inside this sphere might cause a feedback of the Vim held in the circle of gold. Think of the CERN supercollider going nuclear. Yea, that's the reason no metals were allowed in here. Grams had told me of the trouble Grandad had digging up the entire basement trying to find one lousy horseshoe nail when he'd been making this witch room.
Grams had made me practice what to do many times and it was easy to Key the spells to me. If I ever wanted to pass this Power Circle on, I'd have to teach the Key to another. The protection spells on the house wouldn't turn away door-to-door salesmen but Supernaturals would be stopped and if a Supe did try to enter this house, I'd know it no matter where I was.
The last thing I did before leaving the workshop was to take two books from Grams' library. The first book was very small and contained a short list of the members of Gram's coven. They needed to be called and warned that a vampire was in the area. The second book contained everything Grams had learned about vampires. For the last century Grams had collected stories and knowledge on every topic in every witch's tome she could get her hands on. Lined up on the shelves in front of me was probably the best collection of magical knowledge in North America.
I knew that in the first book on the shelf was a learned discussion on whether Aardvark gall bladders were necessary for potions which caused nightmares. I'm not sure? But knowing I'd just swallowed ground up Aardvark gallbladders? That would sure as hell give me nightmares.
I still had a phone call I couldn't put off any longer. It was as hard to tell my mom as I'd thought. She promised to drive up the next day to help with the funeral arrangements.
I remembered to get the bottle of bourbon I'd hidden in the attic four years ago and my smokes before sitting down. Grams had always made me go out on the porch to smoke. I knew what was in Gram's will. This house was mine now and with my first cigarette I began to make it smell like mine. With darkness falling I was finally able to open the book to begin my education.
There was a vamp in town that needed killing.
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2020.09.19 23:25 xmentalriotx Need advice: What convinced you to get help or that something wasn't right?

Hey everyone.
Hopefully it's okay to post this. I’m in a tough situation with a good friend who I believe has schizophrenia. He’s not diagnosed, and he won’t get diagnosed because he doesn’t believe anything is wrong with him. He thought the mafia was after him, saw all sorts of random signs that they were sending him (a dead bird in the street, found a necklace that was sent ‘from them’, found old poems an ex wrote and thought that she was speaking in code), thought his dad was being held hostage by the mafia (we got in touch with his dad, who was fine) and it kind of escalated from there.
He started seeing codes and connections everywhere. He would pull out a ton of books and read my partner passages from certain chapters, convinced he was being communicated with by the universe and the mafia. He thought anyone in a crowd was after him, thought some of our friends were legit vampires, thought he was sent by the universe to be the next savior, that kind of thing. At some points he’s gotten violent, but now we’re losing track of him as he travels from state to state. Last time someone got ahold of him on the phone, he was going to break into government facilities because he thinks they’re manufacturing something to end the world. He’s lost all of his money, banks have closed his accounts. He gets under the table jobs due to previous friends but is fired quickly. True to delusions, this is all very real in his mind.
He lived with my family in the past, considers my partner his brother, partner’s mom his mom, etc. However, he’s alienated everybody, can’t hold a job, and is now living in his car. I made it clear that he can live with us if he seeks any sort of help and he refused. He showed negative symptoms when we lived together, but I mistook them for depression.
I’m worried about him. This has been going on for a long time and he’s someone we care about, but this isn’t going to end well. I don’t know anyone diagnosed with schizophrenia but I try to educate myself on mental illness in general. I also don’t know anyone who has gone through any sort of psychosis. I’ve tried to give my partner (uneducated) tips for how to interact if he does happen to get in touch with him, but I would appreciate a second opinion. I’m trying to be compassionate, but I’m at a loss for how I can help or get through to him. What convinced you to get help? Or what helped you understand what was going on with your illness/snapped you out of delusions enough to take some first steps?
TL;DR I think my friend has schizophrenia and need advice on how to get through his delusions. For those who are diagnosed (or those with loved ones who were diagnosed) what helped convince you that something wasn't right?
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