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Foolish Mortals Mod Account ([personal profile] grimgrinningghosts) wrote in [community profile] foolishmortalsooc2017-03-16 11:30 pm
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Due to both player interest and murdergame newbies who might be curious about how they'd play in the more intense settings, we've decided to open up an official test drive. This is in lieu of a mock trial, as we know a good deal of players are considering testing out multiple muses before the game start. This test drive will remain open until the game itself opens in June.

Foolish Mortals is, of course, open to Disney characters only - and the same rules apply here. Characters who don't fit this criteria may find themselves being removed from the test drive, for consistency purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to consult our FAQ here. Please list your character's name (canon also recommended) in the header of your top-level prompt.

Here are some examples to get you started:

1 - Waking Up
You find yourself awoken in a dreary little bed that creaks and squeaks far too much for your liking. The room is run-down and decrepit, and cobwebs practically coat the particularly tacky wallpaper. It's...unnerving, to say the least, and you should probably get out of there. Sadly, it doesn't look like the rest of the mansion is any cleaner, but...perhaps you'll find others in similar circumstances?

2 - Killing Time
If we must kill something, it might as well be your boredom. It doesn't seem, however, that the mansion has quite a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. There's an old projector with creepy silent film reels, a ballroom, a portrait gallery, a conservatory (filled with dead plants) and...a seance room. Might be best to stay away from that one, especially since it feels like you're being watched...

3 - Happy Haunts
There's...stillness in the air. Occasionally, you might notice some sort of unexplainable oddity. A piano might begin to play itself in your presence, or dishes and silverware might reaarange themselves when you're not looking. The eyes on portraits might even follow you around, until you notice them. Perhaps it's worth investigation, or perhaps you're better off just screaming and running away. Your call.

4 - Formal Ball
It should be known that your Ghost Host just loves throwing parties. Indeed, it appears that he's called a mandatory one in the ballroom...on Thursday night. You should throw on your best formal attire, and try to have a good time. It should be mentioned, of course, that the motive this week appears to be getting on everyone's nerves. It doesn't really help matters that it'd be so easy to take someone out if you just flipped the lights off...have fun.

5 - Body Discovery

The smell of deer carcass fills the air. Though you didn't know her very well, it appears that Bambi's Mom is dead, and one of you is responsible. Better investigate the mansion for clues, and hope you don't mess this up...

6 - Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera
For all the prompts you want to do but we haven't listed.

Keep in mind that posting in the test drive does not represent a commitment to join our game. You're welcome to play here even if you can't app. Playing here does not guarantee a slot in the game, nor does it count as a reserve. However, you're welcome to use up to 20 comments here from your character on the test drive should you app them later, in lieu of a sample.

Remember, reserves for the game will be opening on June 2nd.

worldstiniestviolin: (Default)

Basil, the Great Mouse Detective

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-17 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Moving eyes on a portrait... unusual, yes, but not entirely out of the norm of what Basil has previously investigated. He has climbed up on one of the busts in the hall, carefully looking at the portrait in question to see if the eyes will give him access to - no doubt - the peephole behind, and thus further clues as to who has created this ... phantasmagoria that people seem to consider an actual haunted house]

[Not that any such thing truly exists, he thought. No, logic dictated otherwise]

Curious... there seems to be no markings, but there must be something...

[It was the smell that caught him first. He carefully walked around the body, looking at it from all angles before speaking out loud. Perhaps to himself, perhaps to anyone who comes near. He is clearly deep in thought, either way]

Doe, of mothering age... One child, judging by current body shape. By the smell, dead ... a few hours perhaps. No clear sign of possible cause which leads to believe... internal. Poison? Too wide, must find a way of narrowing it down...

[Basil has found the library. You can watch him all you want, ghosts, he will be carefully inspecting the books]
powertobite: (Oh you know)

Body Discovery

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-18 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Lady Eboshi's nearby, crouched to get a better look at the doe herself, and she looks up to listen to the...mouse...give his observation. From the slight set of a smile on her mouth, she's impressed.]

My my, you've got quite the brain in that head of yours, haven't you?

[It's really weird, yes, but when you're fighting off wolves larger than grown men most days, a talking mouse isn't that far of a stretch.]
worldstiniestviolin: (sees through rattigan's terrible plans)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Basil turns, and carefully glances at the speaker. Human, obviously, preference of being female, quite fine clothing... Hm]

I make no claims at to my intelligence, ma'am, but to my reasoning skills.
powertobite: (Glad to see you)

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-18 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hm indeed.]

Regardless, I'm glad to see someone here who's sharp enough to see all that in one go.

[We're just gently going to lift up the doe's head and check her mouth for signs of ingesting something. Basil had suggested poison, even if it was broad, but the idea of ingesting something dangerous that killed from within isn't out of the question.]
worldstiniestviolin: (maybe a bit too enthusatic)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Basil moves to check the mouth as well, sniffing the air carefully to pick up on any traces that have otherwise gone unnoticed. There is something, an unusual smell that he can't quite place]
powertobite: (Inspection)

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-19 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
[He's probably got a better nose than she does.]

Doesn't look like there's anything left caught in the it might not have been solid, or possible to chew.
worldstiniestviolin: (on the hunt for a clue)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-19 09:47 am (UTC)(link)
There is a scent, not that I can place it at the moment... Taken in through liquid is a possibility, one that we cannot rule out at the moment. [Basil looks at the doe, frowning slightly] But why take out this particular being?
powertobite: (True regret)

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-19 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Perhaps it was due to her nature. I did not speak to her often, but from what conversations we did have, she was a very gentle beast. Soft of heart.

[And completely clueless about the Forest Spirit, so definitely not Japanese.]

She might not have suspected foul play.
worldstiniestviolin: (sees through rattigan's terrible plans)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-19 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I admit no familiarity with the lady in question, so I will have to bow to your knowledge here. But still... so many possible victims and they choose someone who would never attack unless in self-defense... The perpetrator of this crime clearly wanted attention.
powertobite: (Come again?)

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-19 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Either that or an easy target. They might be someone without the physical strength to engage someone in a fight, should it come down to it.

[What a coward. A clever one, but a coward.]
worldstiniestviolin: (sees through rattigan's terrible plans)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-19 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
A doe is a dangerous target for someone without the physical strength.
powertobite: (Shouldered rifle)

[personal profile] powertobite 2017-03-20 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
They also might be foolish enough to think so.

[Bringing a hand to her chin. Hmm, who here is weak AND stupid?]
rollerscoater: Looking from behind something. (i didn't do it)


[personal profile] rollerscoater 2017-03-18 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! Have you found something?

[At least you're not the only tiny person here. Miss Bianca is on top of the table, looking over an open book.]

They certainly have a selection...
worldstiniestviolin: (being brilliant appreciate me)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed. This particular section of the shelving seems to be home to rather peculiar tomes, all first editions. All seem to be focused around the area of conversing with the dead.

[His tone implies what he thinks of that]
rollerscoater: Inspecting something. (i mean seriously)

[personal profile] rollerscoater 2017-03-18 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
With the dead? That would explain why they are so focused on death themselves, but it is upsetting, isn't it?
worldstiniestviolin: (did not really mean to upset anyone)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
An interest in the macabre is nothing out of the norm but... perhaps a fixation on this level would be considered upsetting, yes...
rollerscoater: Peering out. ((except maybe that german lady))

[personal profile] rollerscoater 2017-03-18 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Do you think all of this is just for an experiment like that?
worldstiniestviolin: (genius at work)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[He briefly considers this]

It's not ... impossible, no.
rollerscoater: Pitying look. (nope)

[personal profile] rollerscoater 2017-03-18 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Some people will do anything for the things they want. Still, I don't understand why all of us.
worldstiniestviolin: (in need of deeper thought)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
There must be some common thread. A link of sorts. There usually is in cases like this.

Unless this is some grand experiment in which case the only "link" may be that we are all different. In order to see different results.
rollerscoater: Worried/unhappy. (and no one believes in you)

[personal profile] rollerscoater 2017-03-18 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I must say it is difficult when most of the others are so much taller, though!
worldstiniestviolin: (what is this wrong conclusion)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes. You think they would have accounted better for height differences.

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Killing Time

[personal profile] iamnotarat 2017-03-18 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a familiar laugh from the dark recesses of the library. And perhaps a familiar shadow.

A melodious drawl echoes.]

My dear Basil. I'd like to say I'm surprised to find you here but...

[A tsch sound.]

I'm really not.

[He sounds absolutely delighted. There's the tapping of tiny shoes, and a flash of a red cape in said shadowy corner. A top hat plopped deftly on top of oily hair and fur. Dapper, yes. Yes he was.]

But let me ask you one thing.

Did you miss me?
Edited 2017-03-18 06:43 (UTC)
worldstiniestviolin: (even genius has some failures)

[personal profile] worldstiniestviolin 2017-03-18 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
[There is the briefest moment of shock on Basil's face - only brief because of course Ratigan would find some way of surviving. Of course.]

Of course, Ratigan. Who wouldn't miss the foulest stench the world has ever faced?
iamnotarat: (Not pleased.)

[personal profile] iamnotarat 2017-03-19 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ratigan glares, but the smile doesn't leave his face.]

Eloquent as ever, little detective. Been working on that one forever, I'm sure.