Gryffin Warrior of DF & RP
Warmest greetings and wondrous salutations to you, my esteemed friend!
I hereby cordially invite you to join me in celebration to honor the inauguration of my newest business venture, Charms for Children! It will be a wonderful evening filled with Magic and Merriment. I look forward to having you join my small party in the coming month of Melinäne, on the Eve of Proplom, at 6 o’clock sharp.
Most Sincerely Yours,
The Magician of Marvels, Mikae the Magnificent
Formal Dress is Required
Leave all Weapons at Home
Greetings, esteemed guests! Mikae the Magnificent is throwing a party for several of her closest friends, colleagues, potential business partners, and rivals - and YOU are invited! There’s only one complication… Mikae is found murdered during the event, and now YOU are the prime suspects! And the mansion has gone into lock-down mode, meaning that you will only be allowed out once the culprit is found.
Now, for how this is actually going to work: Anyone interesting in attending will need to submit a character biography containing the following:
Name - How the other characters should refer to you. Title included as desired.
Appearance - Including any key racial distinctions for non-humans, as well as your formal attire.
Relation to Mikae - This is the reason you would be invited to this party. It also should include hints towards a potential motive that your character might have for murdering your host.
Official Knowledge - Hard-known facts about your character, such as their job.
Public Rumor - What other people may have heard about your character; this could be the full truth, a stretched truth, or complete (but reasonable) fabrication.
Other Relevant Details - While magical and melee abilities are not a required part of this RP, feel free to list any key notes about your character’s abilities or their backstory here. Note that performing great feats of magic and brawling with your fellow guests will not be permitted, but minor spells may slip under the radar.
I will be reaching out to each person who joins this RP individually via PMs - either on the forums or through discord, if you are part of our RP server - to discuss what actual role your character will have had in the events prior to the official interactions beginning. Will you be the deadly murderer? A secret witness? A sly accomplice? An innocent bystander? We will work out those details together!
On activity: There is currently no set expectation for frequency of posts. However, if the entire group is waiting on someone who is unreachable or unresponsive, the murderer may just strike again...
I will keep a compilation of relevant information below, and update it as necessary. Once we have a good-sized party, we’ll finalize the remaining details and begin!
The Party Details:
The party is being held on Proplom’s Eve, a holiday dedicated to new beginnings. It takes place on the new moon of Melinäne, a month dedicated to magic itself. It is the third month of a thirteen-month year.
The Party Hosts
Mikae the Magnificent
Appearance: A short, plump woman nearing her early 30s, Mikae’s countenance is one of exuberance and delight. Her brilliantly green eyes stand out against her cocoa skin, but perfectly match her ever-present pointed and sparkling hat. Thick black curls tumble down to her waist, kept in place with her own products. Her perfectly white teeth contain, when she smiles, her “trademark imperfection” - a large gap between her front two teeth through which she whistles cheerfully to perform her magic. Her magic comes to her via traces of fairy ancestry, which can partially be to blame for her short stature. For her party, she’s clad in brilliant, glittering robes of emerald green. Gemstones of a matching shade are found within gold settings upon her wrists, ears, and neck.
Relation to Mikae: The magician herself!
Official Knowledge: Mikae graduated as the salutatorian from the Ylstrae Academy of Magic, from their famed Leonian Potions Program. Recently after graduation, she accepted an apprenticeship from Potion Master Thraven - a position typically offered to the valedictorian. Several patents are registered to her name from this time, her most famous being the Liquid Love, a derivative of her master’s work that put him on the radar, Liquid Luck. Upon completing her apprenticeship, she started an immensely successful line of simple potion remedies, Marvelous Mixtures, from cures of the common cold to creams that vanished acne in a blink. Recently, her career took a startling trajectory turn as she took a year off from directly overseeing the business to perform a touring magic show across the country with her familiar, Xelen. Her show magic specialties are that of flashiness and fireworks to go along with her fiery personality - and her newly announced line of children’s toys and products are all based around acts of the show.
Public Rumor: While her skill as a Potions Master cannot be denied, a few quiet murmurers suspect that Mikae is far more of a Charlatan than a Magician when it comes to her actual performances. More prevalent are the whispers that her success can be attributed much more directly to her potions than she would have you believe, especially as many of her business deals occur over tea and behind closed doors. Darker still are the seldom-heard mutterings that her new line of children’s products include traces of the Liquid Love that she was so famous for perfecting during her apprenticeship…
Other Relevant Details: None at this time.
Appearance: Barllak is a solid nine feet tall and looks like she could bench press a truck; a feat she might actually be capable of as one of the few Minotaurs employed outside of physical labor. Her thick, coal black hide covers her bovine head and humanoid torso, and can also be seen peeking out around her ankles as no proper shoes fit over her massive cloven hooves. Dark horns curl up from her forehead, framing a short mane of thicker fur that reaches from her skull down the back of her neck. She is dressed this evening in a slimming suit jacket and pencil skirt, both of a darker, more-professional green color than that worn by her employer.
Relation to Mikae: Barllak has worked for Mikae for the past decade. First as a secretary in her burgeoning company, then as the Chief of Staff for Mikae’s home and mansion, Barllack goes about her duties with a strong sense of responsibility and attention to detail. While Mikae always presents a bubbly and cheerful face to her adoring fans, Barllack receives the brunt of Mikae’s temper when matters of either business or personal go wrong. Still, this close relationship means that Barllack likely knows more than anyone else about her employer’s business dealings…
Official Knowledge: Background checks into Barllak’s history show that she came from the city’s largest orphanage - and that Mikae is now one of the largest benefactors of the location.
Public Rumor: Thanks to her imposing stature, many suspect that Barllak actually fulfills the role of a bodyguard. Certainly, she is said to be quite strict with the staff that she hires to assist with her employers' many events, and equally rumored to be highly intimidating during the interview process that she personally sits in on for each and every person to work with Mikae’s household.
Other Relevant Details: As a minotaur, Barllak possess strength twice that of the average human and slightly increased speed, although she is also relatively clumsy as a result. Her eyesight is rather poor, but her sense of smell is second to none.
Appearance: Stephen has the same dark skin, green eyes, and thick hair of his distant cousin - although his curls fall in short, tight ringlets. Unlike Mikae, he possess a tall and lanky frame, capping out at just shy of six feet and well under 150lbs. He wears a pair of thin-framed spectacles that magnify his eyes to a surprising degree. For the evening, he is dressed in a formal black suit, complete with dark green pocket square and glittering emerald cufflinks.
Relation to Mikae: A cousin through her mother’s marriage, Stephen wouldn’t consider himself close to Mikae. More of an employee than a family member, Stephen works for her as a butler and all-around handyman about her mansion. He’s quite pleased to be able to coast by on his cousins wealth without any serious duties or tasks to attend to. It is commonly believed that, while the bulk of Mikae’s direct wealth will be donated to various academies and orphanages, Stephen will be the one to inherit her business ventures.
Official Knowledge: Stephen has an accounting degree and is known to occasionally sit in on board meetings for Marvelous Mixtures’ to take notes when Mikae is not present. He is often seen serving as Mikae’s plus one and formal business events and dinners, although so are a far few others…
Public Rumor: Stephen officially lives out of the public eye and does his best to avoid reporters, but the occasional paparazzi photographer has caught him running errands for his cousin, the most common locations being the bank and the apothecary.
Other Relevant Details: Stephen knows the entire mansion inside and out - including any hidden doors, cupboards, and passageways that may or may not exist.
Appearance: Barely larger than an average house cat, Xelen is a miniature pegasus. Their mane, tail, and fur are all a shimmering gold - formed so perfectly and delicately that they are often mistaken for a statue when they remain completely still. Their wings, however, are reminiscent of a peacock’s - with startling turquoise and aqua feathers leading to a spectacular display of emerald eyes when they are fully spread.
Relation to Mikae: Xelen is Mikae’s familiar, bonded to her during her very first year at Ylstrae Academy. They have loved and served her with complete devotion for over 15 years.
Official Knowledge: Very little is spoken by magicians about their familiars, and even less is spoken by the familiars themselves. It is known that familiars in general serve to help their magicians remember the vast quantities of knowledge for their tasks, as well as serve as magical batteries when their magicians perform more complex feats of magic. Xelen is registered as an official partner on all of Mikae’s business ventures.
Public Rumor: Many people believe that Mikae and Xelen share a much closer bond than standard telepathy - able to convey emotions, feelings, and share images from across great distances. How else could the two work in such completely harmony during their performances?
Other Relevant Details: Xelen whistles to get people’s attention and while helping Mikae perform magic, but can also communicate directly with people telepathically if they are within the same standard-sized room. They can fly in some extremely agile and dexterous patterns, which they used to their full advantage during the magic tours, but not for extended periods of time.
The Party Location
Upon Mikae’s unfortunate and predetermined death, the mansion enters a state of magical lock down. No great magics can be performed at this time, all empty rooms are locked off, and the mansion itself is sealed from the outside until such time as the culprit is discovered. There are several rooms that the guests will be able to explore and investigate. Details about each room will be given as the guests gain access to them, but the following rooms/locations are known to be accessible:
1. The Grand Entryway
2. The Formal Dining Room
3. The Ballroom
4. The Conservatory
5. The Servant’s Lounge
6. Mikae’s Office & Tearoom
The Party Attendees
Minetta Faye (written by Dragonknight315)
Miu Fabula (written by Chewy905)
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