First I want to thank everyone for making this storyline what it is, it’s honestly amazing what you all have contributed and this storyline is and was what it is because of YOU people. This story would be nothing without you. I have no one to thank but the players, organizers, and various guilds that got involved time and time again to help make an amazing RP. (And Flend for picking the name!)
Now, I must admit. When this started I thought I was going to send out some creepy letters and clear some grey items from my bank. Within a day I saw the curiosity of the letters and decided to test the waters, sending out more. A full blown Rp movement was happening, multiple raid groups RPing through the days, guilds and people that never got together were meeting, searching, deep in a mystery they wanted to uncover.
I hadn’t any idea it would get this big, and I am truly grateful for it, I’ve never run anything on this scale before and while a lot of folks are sad to see it end I have to say that every cowboy has to run into the sunset eventually. This storyline went on for almost a month and a half, a great overlining storyline with multiple subplots, chaos, and all around fun had by many..
I’d like to say I have been playing a role much of the time I’ve been posting and speaking and I’d like to apologize for any snide remarks I’ve made. Originally in this event the anonymous nature was supposed to be important but as the story grew I find myself unable to outwait people to logoff, for that reason at the end of this I must reveal who I am not only if this story starts again sometime but because most have already figured it out through the story.
Another thing to touch on quickly is the whole ‘How do you do the letters?’ thing, I get a lot of questions about this. For this entire RP I had multiple letter carriers on (H) and (A) side to handle clues, places, and events. But when this started with introductory letters, scary clues and more there was a very simple way of going about it. As you will come to know I have a big affinity for the occult and it’s tool, namely tarot cards. As discussed in prior posts each letter was derived from a different ‘Archtype’, or a different element of human experience. By doing so I was allowed to forge a sense that I actually knew the character without actually revealing anything. I know this drove a few people mad. Simply saying ‘I know your secrets’ tends to make people paranoid these days.
I had originally planned for tarot cards to be a huge part of the storyline but decided against it for connections that would lead to an obvious suspect. This is why in the beginning Veresia was named ‘King Judge’ this actually refers to the King of Swords who in the tarot is known as the ‘ultimate judge’ because he can look at all things without bias. This is how she got her name.
I want to apologize for those who had their suspicions about who I was OOCly and ICly but were lied to on both fronts. If you had figured it out at one point and decided to cast aside your suspicion for OOC reasons (Me posting that it wasn’t me and such), then I’m terribly sorry you did that! I am so sorry I had to resort to trickery to get through this storyline but it made it much easier to prevent the whole ‘OH MY GOD IT’S THE DOLL’ crud whenever I walked into a city.
This storyline became what it was for a lot of reasons, the main one being a constant nagging not just by one individual but multiples across the server going ‘You’re not evil enough, you can’t ever live up to those that’ve come before you’. I certainly hope through this RP I’ve proved you wrong.
And now, for the grand reveal. If you made it this far you likely already know, but if not. The Broken Doll is actually…