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  • The game is located in the Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Future categories.
  • It has 96 posts and is run by 42pencils.
  • Its last post was made at 15:17, Monday, 09 September.
  • The game is currently requesting players.
  • It contains mature content.

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42pencils
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Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 18:34
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
The Fae all want different things to satisfy their yearnings and keep them from the mundane.  Death is preferable to becoming a mindless wisp. Some wants are the sickly center of every nightmare and others just little things, like power or love...

The mortals also have wants that put them in the path of danger. The sickly center of every nightmare is wrapped in an elegant package that mortals seem to be hesitant to resist. The fae have made this their bread and butter

Many years ago, the veil began to thin. Human errors like war, pollution, corruption created large unprotected rifts in the "ozone" as they called it. They thought that it was just the aerosol cans that caused the damage.

Out of the vortexes created by the weaknesses, the Dealer came through, ready to bridge the gap between fae needs and human wants. Along with him came destruction in the form of larger, more monstrous fae that wreaked havoc on humanity until just a few hundred thousand were left.

The combined efforts of the Dusk and Dawn courts curbed the destruction as they spread their might through the world and pulled the rest of humanity onto one continent, into one city in what was formerly Louisiana, and the dealer, sly tongued and full of beauty, convinced the humans it was all their fault. With his help, the courts had control over the fae and the humans, all in return that he would be able to continue to deal freely without repercussions from either side. He became a point of parlay for the courts.

The Dealer? Well, he is something beyond the courts. Rumors were that he was actually one of the Hellspawn. Others that he was a proto-being, an entity that predated the courts and recorded time. Whatever his origins, he is not interested in ruling.

What will you do in this new world of Fae and Man? Will you make a deal with a beautiful Devil?
42pencils
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Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 13:57
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
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42pencils
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Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 14:49
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
With the help of an amazing new player, this idea has expanded, along with some new requests for players:

One change is that The Dealer/Bargainer owns the hunt. The courts can't kill the Bargainer because they made a deal with him. In return for helping to rid them of the monsters that were decimating humanity, he owns the hunt and the right to broker any deals.  The rulers are honor bound to let him have his way and thus their entire courts will feel the pain of breaking an oath if they try to go around the bargainer. The bargainer, however, does not rule Faerie or the Humans. He couldn't care less about any of that.


Roles in the game:

Dark Fae Ruler

His or her court (advisors/courtiers/courtesans/officials/wives/husbands)

Light Fae Ruler

His or her court

The Bargainer/Dealer/huntsman of the faerie hunt

His employees:

Brokers - those that do deals on his behalf. Usually not bargainees. They normally are asked by the Dealer to deal for him. In exchange they are given one boon that doesn't somehow affect the Bargainer (asking his name, asking to kill him, asking for his weaknesses, etc).

Hounds - those that participate in the hunt with him to punish oath breakers. Hounds are normally those that struck bargains with him that he deemed worthy to be a hound. Not actual hounds unless they are a fae with shapeshifting ability.

Entourage/Assistants/Servants - Sort of like the courts of the fae. He's super vain so he likes having a crowd of people around to massage his ego and get him his double fudge smoothies.


I have 1 hound, 1 broker, and someone is going to be the dark fae queen. If I can get   the light fae ruler, that would be awesome.

This message was last edited by the user at 13:23, Thu 25 July.

42pencils
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Fri 26 Jul 2019
at 17:21
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
We are planning to start next week (or perhaps today)

I still need a ruler for the Seelie court. It would be nice to have one more hound and broker and other court members. I have an NPC Left hand that would be fun to see a player take over.

Maybe some human rebellion leaders or other faction leaders

Criminals and bargain makers would be fun

This message was last edited by the user at 14:51, Sun 28 July.

42pencils
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Sat 3 Aug 2019
at 15:36
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
The story is underway and we have the Unseelie queen in the mix to make life miserable for the lowly humans and the Seelie ruler, plus I have one other role that would be perfect for a player

I have an NPC demon character - an ifrit prince in fact, that serves as the left hand for the bargainer. He does have a name and character sheet right now in the game - a fake one as no supernatural reveals their real name, but it could be changed to fit the player better. He's the Bargainer's tactician and could be a real peach of a role for someone who wants to do a lot of scheming and directing.

We have an expedition I want to get underway for people to get to Murias and find Dagda's cauldron. It's one of the inhabited ruins so the travelers would have to contend with A. Bargainer's pursuit, B. The possibly unfriendly Locals, and C. Monsters. Lots of Monsters. and Possible D. The Unseelie who'd very much like the Cauldron as well. Maybe even an E if the Seelie have any say.

This message was last edited by the user at 16:25, Sat 03 Aug.

42pencils
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Sat 10 Aug 2019
at 20:23
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
Still need the seelie ruler. Pretty important

Would like a player to take over the ifrit character

Need the person who is getting the expedition to find dagda's cauldron
42pencils
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Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 14:42
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
The Expedition is getting some legs. We have a great goal besides finding the cauldron and a  new character I'd like a player to take on: Marie Laveau, the famous voodoo priestess who supposedly "died" in the 1800's.

I am thinking having a couple of Loa in the game (currently using "horses" they've possessed to manifest), would be awesome. Perhaps Baron Samedi or La Sirene.
42pencils
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Sun 25 Aug 2019
at 15:17
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
I would like someone to play Marie Laveau, and I still need a Seelie ruler
42pencils
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Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 17:00
The Bargain - Freeform Post-apocalyptic urban fantasy
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