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Mask of the Red Death - An Edgar Allan Poe-Inspired OC Battle Group

Mask of the Red Death - An Edgar Allan Poe-Inspired OC Battle Group

AUDITIONS: Open [X] Closed [] Open Via PM []
 
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Auditioning Note: Auditions for remaining open roles in this group are still open! They will remain freely open until the end of Round 1.
 
You may PM @decoder13 to reserve a role and a faceclaim, which will be held for up to 3 days. In order to permanently claim the role and FC, though, you must have AT LEAST a 3/4-done audition by the end of the 3 days. Otherwise I will have to release the reserve unless you've already PMed me a reason for why you couldn't get the audition started in time.
 
See the character list linked below for all available roles!
 
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Once upon a midnight dreary, as you wandered weak and weary, you discovered this quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore.
 
Said quaint and curious volume is actually a non-elimination OC battle group based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The premise is based on attempting to survive the basic plot of Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death", but other Poe stories will be referenced in OC roles and in the story itself. Main genres for this group will be horror, suspense, mystery, and dark fantasy.
 
For those of you brave enough to continue, group premise, plot, rules, and needed info can be found below!
 
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Group Mod: Miranda (@decoder13)
 
Administrative Mod/Co-Mod: Sakuuya (@sakuuya) (Points last updated April 29, 2017)
 
Group icon designed by the fabulous @stackmel!
 
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Group and Setting Info Collection: https://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_oc_battle/collection?id=6218932
 
OC Character Roles: http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_final_character/set?filter=comments&id=214594365#comments
 
OC Profile Template (Use for Current Auditions): http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_final_character/template?id=1188313
 
Full OC Profile Info (Use for Current Auditions): http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=215632855
 
Final Audition Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=6291727
 
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JUST FOR REFERENCE (FUN EXTRA INFO STUFF!)
 
History of Revera: http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_history_revera/set?id=217183086
http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_history_revera/set?id=218102255
 
Side Characters:
http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_major_palace/set?id=216047140
http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_final_four/set?id=218267438
 
Ghosts of Archombra:
http://www.polyvore.com/mask_red_death_resident_ghosts/set?id=216284599
 
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GROUP PREMISE:
 
Europe, the 19th century. Hidden by mists and mountains lies a remote kingdom where faint, ancient magic lingers amidst a society that fancies itself modern and civil. It has long been on the verge of being torn apart by tensions between rich and poor, past and present, magic and science. It's managed to hold itself together, though.
 
Until now.
 
In the sixth year of Prince Prospero IV's reign, a plague, the Red Death, ravages the country. No cure has yet been found. Thousands are dead, and thousands more are doomed to die is a solution isn't found. The kingdom may well fall, but guards at the borders ensure no one can leave. The neglected, trapped peasants respond to this policy with violent rebellion.
 
And what has the good prince done about this? Why, lock himself in a remote palace with his staff, his court, and supplies to last them for years, of course. The people have been abandoned by their leaders and stuck in crowded, disease-ridden cities to die. Meanwhile, Prospero and his court spend their days hiding in the luxury of the best sealed royal residence in the world.
 
But, unbeknownst to the court, they've just sealed all their fears in with them...
 
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PLOT:
 
Your OCs are among the lucky souls who have been given the chance to stay in Prince Prospero's royal refuge as Red Death decimates the outside world. And, whatever else he may be, Prospero is a gracious host. The only rules are that no one may enter the palace, and no one may leave.
 
There are frequent parties, events, and games held to pass time in the palace. These (plus a few less expected events) will form the basis of the group's contests. This means there will be plenty of time and chances for guests to interact. This may be both a problem and a blessing. Many guests are quite... odd. Dark secrets and buried tensions (both mundane and not) threaten to destroy the court from the inside. Beyond that, rebels of various motives and intentions hide amongst the guests and staff. And all of these people are stuck in one closed space for an indefinite amount of time...
 
In the shadows lurks one last complication in the court's plan to cheat death and the rebels' plan to survive and create change. The human vessel of Red Death itself is here to collect the souls of all in the palace when their destined time comes, walls and locks be d.amned. Death is determined to get its due.
 
But will it? Or will the palace's inhabitants manage to survive its efforts, unmask the reaper amongst them, and ultimately cheat Red Death? Will they even survive each other long enough to stand a chance?
 
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GROUP RULES:
 
1. Respect others, their writing, their ideas, and their OCs. Give credit where credit is due, always treat others as you wish to be treated, and tag every person whose OC you mention in a story. Your OCs can be jerks to each other, but you as writers cannot be jerks to each other.
 
2. Keep things PG-13.
 
3. Stay active in the group! If you must miss a round, please PM me to let me know before the round concludes. 3 missed contests without letting me know will result in your OC being marked as inactive. You will then have to PM me first before you re-enter the group's plot if you decide to become active again. Mini-games are not required but are recommended to develop your OC's story and to earn points :)
 
4. Sets not substantially related to the group or to group OCs and stories will be removed by the mods.
 
5. You DO NOT need to be a Poe expert to join the group! I'll take premises and plots from Poe but let writers take them in any direction that observes group rules. Some familiarity with Poe's work is preferred, but it is by no means required.
 
6. Have fun!
 
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LIST OF CHARACTERS:
 

πŸ’€ THE ADVISOR πŸ’€
Valtena Leroux // @policeinthebox // 125 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE ARTIST πŸ’€
Valentino Navarro // @stackmel // 60 pts.
 
OPEN --πŸ’€ THE ATTENDANT πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE AVENGER πŸ’€
Rikard Ignazio Volto // @general-sux // 0 pts.
 
OPEN -- πŸ’€ THE BODY-HOPPER πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE CAT πŸ’€
Lucian Blackwell // @natasha-maree13 // 165 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE CLUELESS πŸ’€
Adelia Blakemore // @indie-dreamer // 115 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE COLLECTOR πŸ’€
Magdalena Straka // @questing-witch // 335 pts.
 
OPEN -- πŸ’€ THE β€œCRAZY” ONE πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE DIPLOMAT πŸ’€
Ashraqat Nejem // @delusionsbybonnie // 235 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE FOOL πŸ’€
Giotto-Florin Kohrinsal // @elk-antlers // 100 pts.
 
OPEN-- πŸ’€ THE FREAK πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
OPEN-- πŸ’€ THE FRIGHTENED ONE πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE GARDENER πŸ’€
Gwendoline Abaroa // @homeschoolcool // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE GENERAL πŸ’€
Andres Dumont // @closetcellist // 260 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE HAUNTED πŸ’€
Ariane Alessi // @buffykdh // 90 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE HEIR πŸ’€
Viserra Regina Nikola Rybak Verossi // @drownedinmoonlight // 305 pts.

πŸ’€ THE KIND ONE πŸ’€
Brigitte Blair // @spellbooks-and-wands-xo // 10 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE LONELY ONE πŸ’€
Nina de Medici // @shenyra // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE MAD DOCTOR πŸ’€
Dr. Sara Leona // @ezmeerose // 160 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE MIRROR πŸ’€
Maria Pierce // @imawkwardhey // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ MISS RECLUSE πŸ’€
Lady Elyse Alethea Eidel Thayer // @nvaldi // 100 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE MYSTERY πŸ’€
Thomas Hutchins // @fiohelston // 345 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE NONDESCRIPT πŸ’€
Destin Noire // @aenir // 190 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE OLD SOUL πŸ’€
Celeste Harcourt // @bloodystillinski // 45 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE ONE WHO SOMETIMES FORGETS πŸ’€
Evelina Augustine // @bainidhe // 35 pts.
 
OPEN-- πŸ’€ THE ONE WHO WAS USED UP πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE POET πŸ’€
AuralΓ­a "Aura" Avelin // @drawnoncatwhiskers // 70 pts.
 
RESERVED-- πŸ’€ THE PRINCIPLED CON πŸ’€ --RESERVED
Name // @fangirlforlife20 // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE PROFESSOR πŸ’€
Honora Jenkins // @multifandomgal // 140 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE RAVEN πŸ’€
Lilith Ravenne // @nikkit13 // 135 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE REFUGEE πŸ’€
Axel Eliot/Anthony Green // @trxpped-in-insxnity // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE RETURNED πŸ’€
Rowan Ness/Miss Adelaide Sabine Marchand // @lunaofthemiste // 160 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE SENSATIONALIST πŸ’€
Felix Blackwell // @from-the-garden // 70 pts.
 
πŸ’€ SIR RECLUSE πŸ’€
Duke Lucius Alastair Dorian Thayer // @sarahiscool810 // 150 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE SLEUTH πŸ’€
Anastasie Chevalier // @trulydear // 55 pts.
 
OPEN-- πŸ’€ THE STAR PERFORMER πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE SWEETHEART πŸ’€
Lilian Evangeline James // @galactic-tears // 10 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE TREASURE HUNTER πŸ’€
Tobias Hill // @valegarcia-reader // 95 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE UNDERMINER πŸ’€
Duchess Lucrezia Verossi // @sakuuya // 300 pts.
 
OPEN-- πŸ’€ THE YOUNG NOBLE πŸ’€ --OPEN!
Name // @username // 0 pts.
 
πŸ’€ THE YOUTH FROM THE SHORE πŸ’€
Naia Bloom // @astrology-chic // 0 pts.
 

??? // @extrarerrestrial-whispers // 10 pts.
??? // @ussms // 10 pts.
 

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OC Battle Mods Support Squad - A Community for Current and Aspiring OC Battle Group Mods!

OC Battle Mods Support Squad - A Community for Current and Aspiring OC Battle Group Mods!

The number of amazing and incredibly diverse OC battle groups that have sprung up on Polyvore over just the past year is mind-boggling, and creating and modding these groups can be an amazing experience :) BUT it can also be a bit of a challenge at times. It carries responsibilities and presents specific issues that don't come up much when modding even other types of battle groups.
 
That's where this group comes in!!! This is a place for current and aspiring mods of Polyvore OC battle groups to meet, share tips, bounce around ideas, ask for advice, advertise new projects, find co-mods for battle groups, etc.
 
This is also a place for fans and members of OC battle groups - especially if you're considering modding or co-modding one day or just want to keep track of all the amazing groups out there!
 
What sort of sets could be submitted to this, you might ask? Anything at all related to conceptualizing, setting up, and running OC battle groups is welcome here, as are general OC battle group sets. We'd love to see all your sets that share group concepts, modding advice, contest ideas, writing advice, icon and group template designs, worldbuilding tips, general encouragement for mods, etc.!!!
 
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Group Mods: Miranda (@decoder13) and Dear (@trulydear)
 
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GROUP RULES:
 
1. Always be polite and respectful to other group members, and to all fellow Polyvorians and their works/ideas/groups/etc. in general. Break this rule, and you will be removed immediately.
 
2. An "OC battle group", for the purposes of this group, is any group that:
- Is based on a story concept or group of concepts(original or based on an existing work)
- Requires members to create original characters
- Requires set and story creation focused on these OCs in order to win points in some scoring system
- Offers contests, mini-games, and/or other prompts that give members chances to win points
 
3. All types and genres of OC battle groups are celebrated here! This includes (but is by no means limited to) Selection-style battle groups, OC battle groups based on various existing works, original-concept OC battle groups, and OC battle group roleplays. We'd love for a wide variety of OC groups, group mods, and group members to be represented here :)
 
4. All sets must relate to OC battle groups and/or to their creation and management in some way. Any sets irrelevant to the topic of the group will be removed.
 
5. No copying the ideas of others. If you do draw inspiration from an idea shared here, be sure to give your muse credit for that inspiration!
 
6. HAVE FUN, and we hope this group grows into a an enjoyable and positive community for everyone involved!
 
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GROUP ASK SET:
 
Want some specific OC battle group modding advice? Post a question/comment to the group advice set linked below!
 
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=207924610
 
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BATTLE GROUP ADVERTISING INFO:
 
Have an OC battle group you're looking for more members for? Looking for a co-mod or co-mods to help? This group is here to help!
 
Just PM Miranda (@decoder13) or Dear (@trulydear) with the name of your group, a one to three sentence description of it, a link to it, and whether or not you're looking for a co-mod. If you are looking for a co-mod, also let us know if there are any specific duties or requirements you have in mind for your co-mod.
 
Once we get your PM, we'll check your group out and post it under our "Awesome Open OC Battle Groups Directory" for everyone to see! We'll also list it under our "OC Battle Group Help Wanted Ads" if a co-mod is being sought out, along with any jobs or requirements you listed for your co-mod :)
 
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AWESOME OPEN OC BATTLE GROUPS:
 
- The Owp (http://www.polyvore.com/owp_battle_group_roleplay/group.show?id=203489) - Modded by @spacevinci - NEEDS 13 MORE MEMBERS FOR CONTESTS
 
Your OCs have been invited to the royal palace of the kingdom of Owp for a competition to choose the next princes and princesses of the Owp's sacred values: Love, Purity, and Beauty. But be wary - not all is as it seems. The kingdom and its values have become horribly corrupted over the years, and a Resistance centered on Violence, Pathways (Choice), and Secrets has arisen to fight them. Will your OC be a loyal citizen of the Owp? Or will they fight against its corrupt ideals with the resistance?
 
(Based on @spacevinci's group description)
 
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- SARU (http://www.polyvore.com/saru_an_oc_battle_group/group.show?id=206582) - Modded by @spacevinci, @slightlyterrified, and @clarapond - 5 SPOTS LEFT
 
When someone in the universe needs their dirty work done, they call Search and Recover, Universal (SARU). Everyone who's anyone in the universe calls this group of thieves, adventurers, and assorted intergalactic criminals to do their dirty work - for a hefty price, of course. Create a bodyguard or field agent of any alien race you can dream up and join SARU today!
 
(Based on @spacevinci's group description)
 
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- Battle of the Olympians (http://www.polyvore.com/battle_olympians/group.show?id=176537) - Modded by @dauntlessbadgirl
 
Description (by @dauntlessbadgirl): This OC battle group is all about the children of the gods and the gods themselves. Several contests plus a few bonus rounds will determine the best godly parent, as well as the three most resilient demigods of them all.
 
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- Trinity Palace Academy (http://www.polyvore.com/trinity_palace_academy/group.show?id=205474) - Modded by @punkette123 - NEEDS 16 MORE MEMBERS FOR CONTESTS
 
Description (by @punkette123): Trinity Palace Academy is where the next generation of Heroes and Villains prepare to become a fairytale. There will be many classes and changes to your fairytale as you go along throughout the school year. Will you survive until graduation?
 
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- Regina Anglorum (http://www.polyvore.com/regina_anglorum_an_oc_battle/group.show?id=199583) - Modded by @general-sux and @nika-love - 13 SPOTS LEFT
 
Description (by @general-sux): The three heirs of the kingdom of Albion have been assassinated. Having fought a battle of succession just under a decade ago, Their Majesties have opted to round up 28 girls from throughout the Kingdom, low and high born, to compete to inherit the throne. These young ladies will train under the Monarchs themselves and compete for the honour of becoming Regina Anglorum: Queen of the English.

(Originally founded by @newtiecutie; loosely based on the Selection and inspired by a mix of history and historical fiction)
 
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- Carousel of Horror (http://www.polyvore.com/carousel_horror_an_oc_battle/group.show?id=202087) - Modded by @clarapond and temporarily co-modded by @hermionelhoranholmes
 
Description (by @clarapond): The Rothenstern Estate has long been host to gruesome murders rumours of ghosts and hauntings. After being shut down in order for authorities to investigate the most recent murder, the Rothenstern Estate is proud to reopen with an open invitation, enticing those from all corners of life to the historical palace, whether they get here through promotions and deals or through their own riches and wealth.
 
With activities and promotions galore at a historical luxury residence, in the middle of nowhere, near cliffs, a merciless ocean, and an extremely high death rate, what are you waiting for? Come be our guest.
 
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- The Selection: Resurrection (http://www.polyvore.com/selection_resurrection/group.show?id=206815) - Modded by @bainidhe - NEEDS 20 MORE MEMBERS FOR CONTESTS
 
Description (by @bainidhe): It's time for Prince Weston to put aside his playboy ways and hold a Selection. A non-elimination Selection battle for existing male & female OC's who never got to play in their original groups.
 
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- The Wizarding Schools Tournament (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=200115) - Modded by @jillinchen and @sallimander - 7 SPOTS LEFT
 
Description (by @jillinchen) - A new, exciting event has occurred in the magical world - three wizarding schools gather together for a year spent battling over which has the best and most competent students! They battle for points, which will be given for simple things like good work in class tasks, but also for the several dangerous, adventurous and difficult challenges they will have to face throughout the year.
 
NOTE: This group is in the middle of contests, but it's not too late to join! The mods are still looking for more members to take part. New members can create any old set for points and will receive 100 points just for joining because they joined at a later stage.
 
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- The Great Polyvore Baking Battle Group (http://www.polyvore.com/great_polyvore_baking_battle_group/group.show?id=206094) - Modded by @oldlizmar - THIS GROUP NEEDS SOME SERIOUS LOVE, GUYS!!!
 
Description (by @oldlizmar): In a tent, in a field, there 30 home bakers get ready to try their hand at becoming the greatest baker of all time! Okay, maybe that's a little bit of an overstatement, but regardless, it will be a vicious battle to see who takes that cake: thrills and spills await our contestants as they fight their way the top. Heavily influenced by the Great British Bake Off, but no knowledge of the GBBO is required!
 
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- School of the Awakened (http://www.polyvore.com/school_awakened_oc_battle_group/group.show?id=206407) - Modded by @astrology-chic - 13 SPOTS OPEN
 
Description (based on description by @astrology-chic): The year is 2020, and the dead now walk the Earth thanks to the Life Serum, which is capable of bringing the dead back to life with one spoonful. To control any unpleasant repercussions of suddenly reanimating people from wildly different time periods, every person that is Awakened must also go to the McDannen Elite Institute for Reeducation. At the school, the newly raised dead will live on a campus, learn all about life in the 2020s, and compete against fellow students.
 
Good luck, students, and welcome to the Institute.
 
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- The School for Good and Evil - a Battle Group Roleplay (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=206341) - Modded by @multifandomgal and @punkette123 - NEEDS 10 MEMBERS TO START CONTESTS
 
Description (by @multifandomgal): This group is based on the book series by Soman Chainani, and it features two schools - one for the good, one for the evil - that coexist in the center of an endless wood. At the school, students learn how to survive life in their own fairytale, and there's plenty of challenges to face along the way!
 
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- The Selection Prince James (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=180150) - Modded by @punkette123 - NEEDS 13 MEMBERS TO BEGIN CONTESTS
 
In this Selection battle group (rescued and rebooted through our very own Battle Group Adoption Society!), 35 young women competing to win the heart and the hand of Prince James Schreave. Who will become the next Queen of IllΓ©a?
 
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- Espion Academy (http://www.polyvore.com/espion_academy/group.show?id=207606) - Modded by @punkette123
 
Description (by @punkette123): Welcome to Espion Academy. If you're here it can only mean one thing. You've been recruited to be the next generation of spies. Do you have what it takes to pull the trigger, to press the keys, to be so many different people?
 
Well, we're about to find out.
 
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- Thicker Than Blood (http://www.polyvore.com/thicker_than_blood_an_oc/group.show?id=208210) - Modded by @heymisstm
 
Description (by @heymisstm): After a nuclear war destroyed the earth, an organization called the ERO took charge and started to put the world back together. They founded hospitals to care for people, an army to protect them, a government to create order. 300 years after the war, all seems well. But the ERO has a dark past, one which may unravel once their soldiers start questioning their leaders...
 
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OC BATTLE GROUP HELP WANTED ADS:
 
- Carousel of Horror (http://www.polyvore.com/carousel_horror_an_oc_battle/group.show?id=202087) - Modded by @clarapond and temporarily co-modded by @hermionelhoranholmes - PERMANENT CO-MOD NEEDED
 
Description (by @clarapond): The Rothenstern Estate has long been host to gruesome murders rumours of ghosts and hauntings. After being shut down in order for authorities to investigate the most recent murder, the Rothenstern Estate is proud to reopen with an open invitation, enticing those from all corners of life to the historical palace, whether they get here through promotions and deals or through their own riches and wealth.
 
With activities and promotions galore at a historical luxury residence, in the middle of nowhere, near cliffs, a merciless ocean, and an extremely high death rate, what are you waiting for? Come be our guest.
 
Co-mod Responsibilities: Counting points, assisting in determining winners, contest and/or plot suggestions, and (optionally) creating example sets
 
If interested in co-modding this group, PM @clarapond
 
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BATTLE GROUP ADOPTION INFO:
 
Sometimes, you start an OC battle group that is your pride and love and joy. Then life happens, your free time vanishes, and/or your inspiration evaporates. We at the Support Squad understand this moment from personal experience!
 
OC battle group mods who need to move on from their groups for one reason or another can contact Miranda @decoder13 or Dear @trulydear. We'll temporarily take over modding of the group and post a notice in the OC Battle Mod Support Squad "Adoption Society" that an OC battle group is in need of a good new mod who will preserve the spirit and the OC battle group nature of the group.
 
This will hopefully prevent some of those heartbreaking moments when a really cool OC battle group somehow ends up abandoned and is repurposed into a completely unrelated fashion group or something overnight!
 
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OC BATTLE GROUP ADOPTION SOCIETY LISTINGS:
 
* The Selection Season 1: Villains Edition (http://www.polyvore.com/selection_season_villains_edition/group.show?id=200289) - Founded by @miss-belle-sutcliff
 
This Selection battle group sees 35 daughters of fictional villains competing to win the hand and the delightfully deranged heart of Billy "Knick-Knack" Napier, son of Harley Quinn and the Joker. Auditions are still fully open, and the storyline has not yet started. 15 more members are needed before contests can begin.
 
If you're interested in modding a Selection battle group like this, PM @decoder13.
 
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* The 124th Annual Hunger Games (http://www.polyvore.com/124th_annual_hunger_games/group.show?id=204236) - Founded by @amyt1700
 
While this group began as a Hunger Games battle group, the current mod has expressed that anyone claiming this battle group can completely change the name, theme, and plot. The group currently has 10 members. If you've been wanting to start an original OC battle group for a while and would like to adopt a group that already has a few members to start out with, this might be perfect for you!
 
If you're interested in modding this group, PM @amyt1700
 
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* Sailor Scout Academy (http://www.polyvore.com/sailor_scout_academy/group.show?id=204600) - Founded by @natasha-maree13
 
Current Group Premise (by @natasha-maree13): In the year 3045, the eight Sailor Scouts and Neo Queen Serenity are the world's only defense against hordes of creatures from outer space that are plaguing planet Earth...until young women across the world pop up with the same abilities as the scouts. To teach these girls how to use their powers, Luna and Artemis have gathered them all to one place: Sailor Scout Academy!
 
This group is a really cool OC battle group/OC battle group RP based on the Sailor Moon fandom. It's in need of 25 members to begin contests. You should probably create a new head girl if you plan to use the existing premise for the group.
 
If you're interested in modding this group, PM @decoder13.
 
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More content and features hopefully to come as the group grows - stay tuned!
 
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Inspired in part by The Moderator's Hub, started by @mcheffer and now run by @iconic1-1 and @elysue

The Daydreamers Society - A Group for Story Lovers!

The Daydreamers Society - A Group for Story Lovers!

This is a group especially for avid readers, writers, story lovers, and storytellers of all kinds who love to bring inspiration from both their favorite existing works and their personal stories to the sets they create. Sets submitted to this group should focus on books, poetry, writing, fiction, narrative scenes, fantasy worlds, storytelling, and imagination. They can be based off of well-known pieces of literature or film, lesser-known gems of poetry and fiction, or personal creative projects. Visual storytelling is encouraged, and sets that create scenes or tell stories are very much welcome. Sets can be any subcategory of art and expression, fashion, beauty, or home, as long as they have some connection to the theme.
 
Contests will begin as soon as there are enough members and will focus around poetry, fiction in all mediums, various genres, and visual storytelling. There will also be some contests with a creative writing component along with the visual elements of the set. Sample contests might include designing a cover for a novel or movie you wish was real, creating a set based on a favorite quote from a favorite author, creating a character idea based on one or two given items, or creating a visual story including a specific figure or object.
 
Sets should be somehow relevant to the overarching theme of stories, storytelling, and story inspirations, and blatantly unrelated sets may be removed from the group. Fandom sets related to favorite stories told in any medium are perfectly fine, and PG-rated original writing or ideas may be included in sets. As there are storytellers of all ages and all kinds on Polyore, sets in this group should also show respect for others, refrain from making hateful statements, and generally be PG-rated.
 
Most importantly, have fun, be creative, get inspired, and share the stories you love!

The New Adventures of London-in-the-Air - A Battle for LITA Season 1 Story/RP Group

The New Adventures of London-in-the-Air - A Battle for LITA Season 1 Story/RP Group

While Season One of @decoder13, @trulydear, and @sakuuya's OC battle group Battle for London-in-the-Air has ended, the adventures don't have to!!!
 
This is the place for any and all previous LITA participants to continue their OCs' stories and to keep writing and RPing with the characters they have come to know and love :) Any and all sets related to LITA and its characters are welcome here!!!
 
This will be an invite-only group right now, open solely to former LITA members. I may open it up to new writers and role players to join in the future depending on how solid and accessible the setting and the group itself both prove to be. If you were NOT in the original LITA Season 1 but have been consumed with a burning desire to write for a character in the setting in this group, please PM Miranda (@decoder13) about it. I am indeed open to talking about this.
 
And, for all of my brilliant LITA writers, hello gain, have a blast, and welcome back to the world of London-in-the-Air!!!
 
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LITA SETTING SUMMARY
 
The setting of this group is an alternate 1893 full of incredible steampunk technology and aesthetics, but at a high cost to the earth and to society. Characters are members of a rebellion against the corrupt government of the steampunk city of London-in-the-Air. More information on the setting and ongoing LITA stories will be posted to this group as needed and can be found in the collection and info links below :)
 
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GROUP INFO/LINKS
 
Original Battle for LITA Group: http://www.polyvore.com/battle_for_london-in-the_air_steampunk/group.show?id=199474
 
Main Non-Contest LITA Info Collection: http://www.polyvore.com/battle_for_lita_new_adventures/collection?id=6377993#fans
 
All LITA Contests, Main Storylines, and Scoring Info: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4988482
 
Miscellaneous Other LITA Stuff: Coming Soon!!!
 
New Adventures Minigames: https://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=6515069
 
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GROUP RULES
 
1. Keep things PG-13 or lower, please! No graphic descriptions, excessive profanity, or nudity. Take any content of this nature to PM.
 
2. Respect all fellow LITA and New Adventures members and their OCs at all times. It's perfectly fine for OCs to not get along, but please don't personally insult fellow members or their characters.
 
3. Tag all writers whose characters you mention in your character backgrounds or stories, even if it's just in passing or if the writer hasn't participated in BfLitA or in this group for a while.
 
4. Stories, outfit sets, contest make-ups, AUs, plot continuations, wrap-ups, random what-ifs, speculations, character aesthetics and info, and RPs are all welcome in this group!!! Sets not substantially related to LITA, group OCs and stories, or at least vaguely LITA and/or writing-related things in some way will be removed, though.
 
5. HAVE FUN!!!

Battle for London-in-the Air - A Steampunk OC Battle Group!

Battle for London-in-the Air - A Steampunk OC Battle Group!

GROUP CURRENTLY ON HIATUS BETWEEN SEASONS - STAY TUNED FOR SEASON 2 COMING IN LATE SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER
 
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Continuation/RP Group for LITA Season 1 Stories and Characters: http://www.polyvore.com/new_adventures_london-in-the-air_battle_for/group.show?id=211023
 
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The Mod: @decoder13
Your Gorgeous Co-Mod: @trulydear
Mighty Master Tallier of the Points: @sakuuya (Points last updated December 10, 2016)
 
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As the group title suggests, this is a steampunk original character battle group. THIS IS NOT A ROLEPLAY - at least not primarily. But characters are encouraged to interact with each other in sets and stories, and all contests will include a writing component and will be judged on both set design and storytelling. RP sets pertaining to the group are definitely allowed, but RP is not required and is not the main focus/mechanic of the group.
 
The story of this group is set in an alternate 1893 full of incredible steampunk technology and aesthetics, but at a high cost to the earth and to society. Each group member will create sets for an original character involved in a rebellion against the corrupt government of the steampunk city of London-in-the-Air. More information on the world's story and setting are posted to this group in separate sets as needed, and a collection of all these sets will be made soon.
 
The character audition template can be found here: http://www.polyvore.com/battle_for_london-in-the-air_audition_template/template?id=1112268
 
A collection of all of the group's basic info sets is here: http://www.polyvore.com/battle_for_london-in-the-air_information_announcement/collection?id=4889455
 
A collection of the background info and requirements for all of this group's contests can be found here: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=4988482
 
A collection of women's steampunk fashion inspiration I made for this group is here: http://www.polyvore.com/steampunk_style_for_battle_london-in-the/collection?id=4848062
 
A collection of men's steampunk fashion inspiration I made for this group is here:
http://www.polyvore.com/steampunk_style_for_battle_london-in-the/collection?id=4854527
 
Shout-outs are worth 10 points each for up to 3 shout-outs :)
 
Other ways to get some bonus points:
+10 points for an OC relationship set
+10 for a set on your OC's home
+10 for creating a playlist set for your OC
+30 for a character collection (see here http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/collection?id=5793417 for requirements)
 
Basic Group Rules:
 
1. Keep things PG-13 or lower, please! No graphic descriptions, excessive profanity, or nudity.
 
2. Respect fellow group members and their OCs at all times. It's perfectly fine for OCs to not get along, but please don't personally insult fellow members or their characters.
 
3. Tag all writers whose characters you mention in your character backgrounds or stories.
 
4. No OCs may be in any way related to London-in-the-Air's mayor or to NPCs on the city board. If you want to make your character a relative or illegitimate child of an evil scientist, a government assassin, a "captain of industry", or a rogue listed here (http://www.polyvore.com/london-in-the-air_facts_meet_antagonists_with/set?id=184416719), PM me for permission first. NO OC may be the legitimate child or adopted child of any villain listed in the set linked above. OCs CAN be pretty freely related to other members of the resistance, though :)
 
5. Sets not substantially related to the group or to group OCs and stories will be removed by the mods.
 
6. Try to participate in all group contests. I understand that things can get unexpectedly busy sometimes, and I won't kick you out for missing one contest here and there. If you miss more than 3 contests overall or more than 2 in a row without talking to me about it, though, I will remove you from the group.
 
ACTIVE CHARACTERS
 
- @from-the-garden // Lady Lydia Agnes Stanley // Astrid Berges Frisbey // 591 pts.
- @lunaofthemiste // The Honorable Rebecca Celia Tyler // Katie McGrath // 517 pts.
- @sakuuya // Dr. Anil Jhandir // Alexander Siddig // 627 pts.
- @extraterrestrial-whispers // Caroline Marcel // Anna Popplewell // 457 pts.
- @sarahiscool810 // Madelaide Summers // Amelia Zadro // 494 pts.
- @bex-baxter // Zarina Annabelle Knight // Jennifer Lawrence // 281 pts.
- @fashionqueen76 // Kara Feuerherz // Summer Glau // 309 pts.
- @trulydear // Phineas Asquith Atwood // Bryce Pinkham // 315 pts.
- @delusionsbybonnie // Andrew O'Rourke // Max Martini // 512 pts.
- @chocomimicol // Ambrose Highmore // Olivia Holt // 246 pts.
- @heymisstm // Elizabeth β€œBeth” de Garcia // Lily Collins // 450 pts.
- @multifandomgal // Elizabeth Maximoff // Alexandra Breckenridge // 396 pts.
- @my-dearest-fandoms // Marissa Jones // Selena Gomez // 279 pts.
- @nvaldi // Adeline Woodside // Lily James // 139 pts.
- @fire-to-the-skies // Maeson Ulysses Hattford // Sabrina Carpenter // 256 pts.
- @closetcellist // Dr. Irving Suttler // Bradley Cooper // 147 pts.
 

INACTIVE/WITHDRAWN CHARACTERS
 
- @the-crazy-the-wild-and-the-free // Isobel "Izo" Stokes // Alexandra Axelina
- @the-puppeteer-patient-120402 // Ophelia Hemlock // Emily Kinney
- @sunadie-inoino // Victoria Swan // Kristina Bazan
- @moo-moo416 // Winifred Richardson // Perrie Edwards
- @jen-the-glader // Jenna Porcelian Ruben // Crystal Reed
- @nikkimarie-1123 // Lily Codan // Lusy Logan
- @newtie-cutie // Fynnegan Stone // Marta Syrko
- @h-awkeye // Mary Natalie Kravitz // Chloe Bennet
- @geeky-ginger-girl // Cecilia Kingsley // Natalie Dormer
- @blood-red-queen // Anastasiya Veronika Sterling // Karen Gillan
- @stories-never-end // Louisa Montague // Emilia Clarke
- @slightlyterrified // William St. James // Matthew Gray Gubler
- @cheshirehatter // Evangeline Monroe // Blake Lively
- @skyfalll // Hope Darkness // Alexandra Daddario
- @bennettblueeyez // Valerie Lewis // Michelle Trachtenberg
- @lunawulftaco // Arthur Burrows // Ben Barnes
- @dembooklovers // Michael (Ace) Lewis // Jake T. Austin
- @desertdiamonddiva // Bea Hood // Olivia Wilde
- @euphoria-301 // Serafina Elenora Strauss // Zazoe van Lieshout
- @heartless241 // Issac Michaels // Tyler Hoechlin
- @ninja-potter-bright // Jocelyn "Joey" Edwards // Jenna Coleman
- @the-forgotten-wolf // Rosalie Rogers // Rowan Blanchard
- @fangirl-musician // Elise Gladys Wallace // Natalie Portman
- @miss-union-jack // Jacy Arwen Guinevere Daniels // Rebecca Hall
- @klaus-seance-hargreeves // Matt Valentine // Thomas Dekker
- @nyssa-fire // Moira Wanderly // Meghan Ory
- @skylarthebichonpuppy // Lady Regina Godwin // Emma Watson // 227 pts.
- @lightyears-away // Idris Li // Chloe Grace Moretz // 225 pts.
- @natasha-maree13 // Lucian Blackwell // Matthew Daddario // 149 pts.
- @mandylou4 // Adelaide Jude // Brigitte Bardot // 278 pts.
- @tokyo-mocha // Phillip Jacobs // Matt Smith // 320 pts.
- @shades-of-rainbow // Jaret "Lillian" McGee // Barbara Palvin // 166 pts.
 
Taken Faceclaims:
- Blake Lively
- Bryce Pinkham
- Marta Syrko
- Natalie Dormer
- Meghan Ory
- Selena Gomez
- Karen Gillan
- Alexandra Daddario
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Emily Kinney
- Thomas Dekker
- Michelle Trachtenberg
- Olivia Wilde
- Natalie Portman
- Ben Barnes
- Jake T. Austin
- Summer Glau
- Sabrina Carpenter
- Kristina Bazan
- Astrid Berges Frisbey
- Alexandra Axelina
- Brigitte Bardot
- Perrie Edwards
- Alexander Siddig
- Anna Popplewell
- Max Martini
- Emilia Clarke
- Katie McGrath
- Rowan Blanchard
- Crystal Reed
- Rebecca Hall
- Matt Smith
- Alexandra Breckenridge
- Lusy Logan
- Chloe Grace Moretz
- Olivia Holt
- Lily Collins
- Barbara Palvin
- Zazoe van Lieshout
- Chloe Bennet
- Matthew Daddario
- Matthew Gray Gubler
- Amelia Zadro

Wilderness Reintegration Program (WRP) - An OC Battle Group

Wilderness Reintegration Program (WRP) - An OC Battle Group

*IMPORTANT NOTE: SEASON ONE IS ALREADY FULL!!! Only those who reserved on the reserve page have spots, so only those who reserved can fill out an audition. We apologize for any confusion!*
 
GROUP BACKGROUND:
 
It's 500 years into the future. 300 years ago, most plants on earth decided all humans should die. The cause is unclear, though suspiciously some countries preemptively denied specific bioweapon research caused it. Regardless, Earth's forests, waterways, etc. now hate humans.
 
Humans live on in scattered "safe zones", where vegetation is carefully controlled to ensure that only non-killer plants grow. The rest of the world is Wilderness, where most everything wants to kill you.
 
But some scientists in the region of loosely allied settlements that was once most of Canada, America, and Mexico dream of making all the world habitable again. They aren't planning another futile attempt to change the Wilderness, though.
 
They're planning to change humans.
 
Specifically, they want to modify humans with the DNA of well-adapted animals. Tests confirm that modified subjects aren't sensed as "human" by the Wilderness. Nature is not hostile to modified subjects. Modifications also gave subjects abilities similar to those of the animals whose DNA they'd been modified with. Successful tests developed into a full program: the Wilderness Reintegration Program (WRP).
 
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GROUP PREMISE:
 
It's 5 years after the first tests, and the WRP has begun a second round of testing. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 19 in North America who volunteers freely and who meets the age, physical, and mental requirements of the project could be selected. The 5 first-round program participants, now young adults, have been sent out in 2 groups to recruit 35 teens.
 
Chosen volunteers will be escorted back to the WRP base. There they will receive modifications that'll allow them to pass through the wilderness without everything attacking them and give them abilities linked to an animal with "valuable" skills. They'll then receive training and compete against fellow participants in order to identify the most valuable adaptations.
 
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SETUP:
 
Program applicants choose 1 of 5 teams. Each team embodies a key trait of some animals, is led by a first-round test subject, and has 7 spots. Each OC will be modified with the DNA of one of several animals that exemplify their team qualities. The animal they're modified with the DNA of is their "animal mod". We'll list the possible animal mods OCs in each team can have soon. Animal mods will be picked for the OCs by WRP leaders from the appropriate team lists post-Round 1.
 
Every contest, applicants will be asked for their opinion on 1 thing, be given 1 task to complete, and have 1 executive decision to react to. Story sections will be divided into "INPUT", "TASK", and "REACTION". Reaction prompts are based on decisions made by WRP leaders using previous Input answers.
 
Input will be considered, but OCs might not like every choice made for them. And the fact that nature itself doesn't consider them human anymore might give them pause. But it's all what they signed up for.
 
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RULES:
1. Be nice to everyone in the group! It's fine to have characters dislike other characters and have some drama going on, but keep it within the story and please be polite to your fellow writers.
2. Keep this PG-13 or lower, please! So no excessive graphic descriptions, cursing (mild cursing is okay, but mild please), or nudity.
3. One character per person, and no one can reuse the same faceclaim.
4. Even with the reserves, you must fill out the complete audition form and fulfill the set requirements to be a full member of the group. If you reserved but do not fill out an audition within two weeks (or at least a partial audition), your reserve will be released.
5. Try to enter all contests. If you cannot enter a contest for a given round, please message either Miranda or Dear (the mods) with your reason why and we will work something out.
6. Only submit sets to the group that are somehow related to the group. We reserve the right to remove sets from the group and/or contests if they are not related to the group.
 
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TEAM YELLOW (FORMERLY TEAM 1): Speed, agility, and flexibility
 
- Leader: Harper Bryant (FC: Sabrina Carpenter) // 20 // Animal Mod: Springbok // @trulydear
 
1. Victoria Riley (FC: Adelaide Kane) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @punkette123
 
2. Fleur Rowens (FC: Thylane Blondeau) // 15 // Animal Mod: ??? // @chocomimicol
 
3. North Fawkes (FC: Dave Franco) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @heymisstm
 
4. Felicity Mason (FC: Jodelle Ferland) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @happyhippolover
 
5. Ophelia Lavender Harcourt (FC: Renee Mittelstaedt) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @from-the-garden
 
6. Lisianthus 'Sia' Marshall (FC: Emeraude Toubia) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @clarylightwood
 
7. Lavender Williams (FC: Debby Ryan) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @camjensen
 

TEAM GREEN (FORMERLY TEAM 2): Strength, endurance, and perseverance
 
- Leader: Cairo Aimes (FC: Michael B. Jordan) // 23 // Animal Mod: Leafcutter Ant // @decoder13
 
1. Character Name (FC: Lua Perez) // Age // Animal Mod: ??? // @trxpped-in-insxnity
 
2. Delphina "Del" Hutterley // (FC: Eliza Taylor) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @drawnoncatwhiskers
 
3. Victoria Frayeh (FC: Marie Avgeropolos) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @wolfrunner14
 
4. Anya Chamblers (FC: Lindsey Morgan) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @cyclone23
 
5. Blair Myrina Araona (FC: Katherine McNamara) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @bloodystilinski
 
6. Character Name (FC: Richard Armitage) // Age // Animal Mod: ??? // @hobbitlover-2012
 
7. Aelia Alonso Garcia (FC: Emily Rudd) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @nvaldi
 

TEAM NAVY BLUE (FORMERLY TEAM 3): Observation, intelligence, and resourcefulness
 
- Leader: Cadence Laurent (FC: Q'orianka Kilcher) // 24 // Animal Mod: Raven // @decoder13
 
1. Robin Cleese (FC: Tonantzin Carmelo) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @spacevinci
 
2. Artemis *Missy* Floyd (FC: Saoirse Ronan) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @homeschoolcool
 
3. Character Name (FC: Mackenzie Foy) // Age // Animal Mod: ??? // @ravenclaw-eagle
 
4. Brec Danger (FC: Jordyn Jones) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @pookie-0115
 
5. Árvore Santos (FC: Zendaya Coleman) // 19 // Animal Mod: ??? // @slightlyterrified
 
6. Holland McCay (FC: Lily James) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @amyt1700
 
7. Troy Phoenix Roberts (FC: Logan Lerman) // 19 // Animal Mod: ??? // @death0fabachel0rette
 

TEAM TURQUOISE (FORMERLY TEAM 4): Stealth, cunning, and deception
 
- Leader: Magnolia Wallace (FC: Alia Bhatt) // 23 // Animal Mod: Chameleon // @trulydear
 
1. Cressida *Cress* Moonier (FC: Brianna Hildebrand) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @lunaofthemiste
 
2. Sybella Howard (FC: Bridget Satterlee) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @spellbooks-and-wands-xo
 
3. Katerina Raine (FC: Cara Delevingne) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @nikkit13
 
4. Jakson 'Jak' Reece (FC: Matthew Daddario) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @natasha-maree13
 
5. Tucker Laroche (FC: Booboo Stewart) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @sakuuya
 
6. Larkspur *Lark* Lane (FC: Maia Mitchell) // 16 // Animal Mod: ??? // @delusionsbybonnie
 
7. Arizona Carter (FC: Nina Dobrev) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @astrology-chic
 

TEAM ORANGE (FORMERLY TEAM 5): Improvisation, versatility, and adaptability
 
- Leader: Sidney Espinosa (FC: Diego Boneta) // 21 // Animal Mod: Spanish Ribbed Newt // @decoder13
 
1. Ignotus Summers (FC: Tyler Blackburn) // Age // Animal Mod: ??? // @dauntlessbadgirl
 
2. Atlas Vesper-Quinn (FC: Shane Coffey) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @indy-queen
 
3. Valerian "Val" Wen (FC: Zhang Xin Yuan) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @shalyha
 
4. Alexander Terralance (FC: Kodi Smit-McPhee) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @multifandomgal
 
5. "Adrasteia" Graciela Guadalupe Cruz (FC: Seon Hwang) // 18 // Animal Mod: ??? // @sarahiscool810
 
6. Andromeda "Andy" Langley (FC: Amandla Stenberg) // 17 // Animal Mod: ??? // @ezmeerose
 
7. Heather Wesley (FC: Candice Accola) // 19 // Animal Mod: ??? // @rhiannonnecole
 
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Full list of taken faceclaims in progress!

School of the Awakened || OC Battle Group

School of the Awakened || OC Battle Group

AUDITIONS: [ ] OPEN [ ] CLOSED [ X ] HIATUS
 
Audition Template Link:
http://www.polyvore.com/school_awakened_audition_template/template?id=1163481
 
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ONGOING MINI GAMES:
 
~ Mini Game #1 : The Dance
Link: http://www.polyvore.com/dance_school_awakened_mini_game/set?id=208689631
 
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Welcome to the McDannen Elite Institute for Reeducation. If you’ve only just been Awakened, the year is 2020, and the dead now walk the Earth thanks to the Life Serum. Invented by Cecelia McDannen, the Life Serum allows the dead to be brought back with a mere spoonful. After it’s invention in 2018, many people from different times woke to a strange new world and exhibited behaviors only deemed appropriate when they were living. As we all know, the twenty first century is quite more open minded than any other centuries before. To control any unpleasant repercussions of reanimating people from different eras, every person that goes through the Awakening process must also go through a process called Reeducation. During this time, the newly raised dead will live on a campus and learn all about the new ways of life, and have any gaps of learning filled in their head.
 
If you’re reading this, you’ve been chosen for enrollment in the second class of the Awakened at the first private center for reeducation. In this highly competitive environment, you will be facing off against other houses to see which group of students can come out on top against all pressure and odds. Good luck, and welcome to The Institute.
 
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HOUSE STEEL:
 
Head Girl: Emeraude Ortega
 
~ Caden Miyagi Frye || @shalyha
~ Daisy Rudolph || @thefriendlywaffle || 10 points
~ Emily McMaster || @ezmeerose
~ Ezekiel Morrison || @decoder13 || 20 points
~Lacie Marks-Keaton || @multifandomgal
~Crescentia Rosenthal || @jessicayp
~MaryAnne Lincoln || @the-ravenclaw-princes || 5 points
~Elias Richards || @woven-in-a-fantasy
~Elizabeth Langdon || @punkette123
~Gergianna Frank || @rhiannonnecole
~Felix Harker || @indy-queen
~Lilac Joseph || @randomfandom2022
~Isla LaRue || @charmalfoy
 

HOUSE IRON:
 
Head Boy: Randall Dallas
 
~ Samuel Maccrium Jr. || @spacevinci
~ Madeline Carter || @hpstylelover
~ Jackson Reese || @natasha-maree13
~ Lilja Wolfsguard || @nikkit13
~ Alexander Matthews || @heartless241
~ Violet Justine || @undertalekitten
~ Kasumi Hiroyuki || @euphoria-301 || 10 points
~Jonathan Lafayette || @avengergirl12 || 10 points
~Evelyn-Marie Clarke || @sixela14
~ Nicole Warren || @the-annoying-fangirl
~ Eliza Lane || @mysterious-gal
 

Taglist:
@astrology-chic (mod)
@shalyha
@thefriendlywaffle
@ezmeerose
@decoder13
@multifandomgal
@jessicayp
@the-ravenclaw-princes
@woven-in-a-fantasy
@punkette123
@rhiannonnecole
@indy-queen
@spacevinci
@hpstylelover
@natasha-maree13
@nikkit13
@heartless241
@undertalekitten
@euphoria-301
@avengergirl12
@sixela
@the-annoying-fangirl
@mysterious-gal
@randomfandom2022
@charmalfoy

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The Misfits of Skeydan: An OC Battle Group

The Misfits of Skeydan: An OC Battle Group

AUDITIONS ARE: {X} Open {} Closed
 
***Auditions will remain fully open until the end of the first contest!!!***
 
Credit to @decoder13 for our AWESOME new logo!!!!!
 
Co-mod: @decoder13
 
The Kingdom of Skeydan is a thriving little kingdom nestled between the Overhanging Highlands (a mountain range) and the Tolp Tributary. It’s a fairly small kingdom that is miles and miles away from any other kingdom. It thrives because of its fish industry, which is beneficial to several kingdoms past the mountains, and because of its prestige as one of the leading kingdoms working with magic as a daily amenity. Inside the mountain range of the Overhanging Highlands is a hidden alcove of magic, where many of the people of Skeydan learn how to work with magic and put it to use. Magic is an ever day thing in Skeydan, as it is used more and more for little things like making beds or even getting dressed quickly in the morning. It is about a seven days journey through the mountain pass of the Overhanging highlands when the easiest route is taken, and then about three days extra to reach the nearest kingdom. Many expeditions are sent back and forth to trade with other kingdoms and to sell their own wares, and there are a few groups of men and women who go on such expeditions. They go by foot, as riding horses through those mountains would be quite dangerous. In the past, people have indeed disappeared in the mountains during these expeditions. But in the past few months, disappearances have become more and more regular. The strangest part about it is that most of those who disappear are not the ones on the expeditions.
More and more, people have disappeared, most without any explanation, but some who were known to have visited the mountains right before disappearing. It would be easy enough to blame it on the magic of the alcove getting out of hand, but there’s one problem with that theory: the alcove has magically disappeared. With the constant disappearances and the sudden lack of any magic, the Queen of Skeydan has made an official decree to bar off the Overhanging Highlands from all the people of the kingdom. Guards watch it day and night, with no supplies or traded goods coming in or out. The people all know it is only a matter of time before they run out of resources, and without magic from the alcove, they will be in dire straits very soon unless the Overhanging Highlands is reopened. The Queen has sent a team out to the Overhanging Highlands to search, but they keep returning and going back out again, never finding anything. Even though the mountains are closed off, people keep disappearing.
Everyone in the kingdom is concerned, but thirty some of these people have decided that something needs to be done about the disappearances and lack of magic. These thirty people have decided to go off on their own and try to solve the mysteries. The only problem is, each of these thirty some people think they are the only one investigating the disappearances. When they all run into each other and discover that there are others investigating, they eventually agree to join forces and figure things out together. But these thirty some people happen to be the misfits of Skeydan, the people that no one would ever think of sending out on a mission as important as this. Not only do they want to save their kingdom, but they want to prove that they aren’t just a bunch of weirdos. It’s all about a band of misfits trying to save the day and be the heroes for once.
 
In this group, you get to create an OC who is one of the thirty some (unless I get more applicants, then there may be more) misfits. There will be different groups of misfits that you can create your OC under. The basic rules:
 
1. Be nice to everyone in the group!!! Characters are allowed to not get along, but as actual members we all need to be respectful to each other.
2. No graphic descriptions, profanity, or nudity. In other words, nothing more than PG-13, thank you!
3. Please message me if you have to miss a contest and we will work things out! If you miss contests frequently without saying anything I will have to eliminate your character.
4. If you have questions about the world this takes place in, just ask! I want to make sure everyone is on the same page at all times, so please direct all questions about the world to me before just implementing them. I promise to try to answer quickly! I plan to make a set of basic info on the fantasy world this takes place in, but that probably won’t be up for a little while, so feel free to ask questions if you have them in the meantime!
5. For the ladies, gentlemen, and royals category, please DO NOT make the Queen, any princesses or princes (as in, sons or daughters of the Queen), or anyone else from the main royal family. Duchesses, dukes, lords, ladies, cousins of the royal family, and anyone of nobility or the upper class is perfectly acceptable.
6. Points will be awarded for making sets as well as winning contests. Sets will be judged on story value as well as the actual look of the set.
7. I will be making the Queen, two princes, a few of the people in the official search team, and a few guards of the Overhanging Highlands, just to give everyone a basis to go off of. My example character will be a misfit in the group.
8. HAVE FUN! That’s probably the most important thing :)
 
Character audition form: http://www.polyvore.com/misfits_skeydan_audition_template/template?id=1113903
My example character: www.polyvore.com/example_character_for_misfits_skeydan/set?id=184645515
More info on the fantasy world/ Skeydan: www.polyvore.com/kingdom_skeydan_info_set_basics/set?id=184695292
 
Even if you reserved a character, please fill out the actual character form (once it is up!) too! Thank you!
 
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
 
The Teams:
 
Clumsy, Crazy, or just altogether Strange Students of Magic- FULL
1. @decoder13 // Cornelius Lark // Sean O'Pry // 105 points
2. @fire-to-the-skies // Turner Crowlock // Jeremy Allen White // 20 points
3. @drawnoncatwhiskers // Angelica Lonespire // Lauren Lopez // 80 points
4. @the-crazy-the-wild-and-the-free // Gabriela Martinez // Elizabeth Gillies // 70 points
 
Con-artists, Tricksters, or Pranksters-FULL
1. @zoella13 // Lucy Alexandria Edwards // Emma Watson // 30 points
2. @lunawulftaco // Val Shadowfly // Taylor Lashae // 40 points
3. @from-the-garden // Adelaide Penley // Kaya Scodelario // 75 points
4. @bennettblueyez // Seraphina Lewis // Taylor Swift // 14 points
 
Hooligans, Goof Offs, or Class Clowns-
1. @klaus-seance-hargreeves// Finn SaintClaire // Cameron Monaghan // 50 points
2. @omega-phoenix-fox // Kara Oswald // Chloe Bennet // 10 points
3. @sunadie-inoino // Josselyn Greene // Claire Holt // 30 points
4. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
 
Un-ladylike Ladies, Un-gentlemanly Gentlemen, or Improper Royals-FULL
1. @silentrose // Nerida of Gregaria // Amandla Stenberg // 32 points
2. @i-love-stan-the-man // Topside // Felice Fawn // 135 points
3. @ninja-potter-bright // Quinn Arnolds // Jessie Cave // 30 points
4. @nika-love // Stella Sinister // Jane Levy // 85 points
 
Youngsters with Big, Fantastical, or β€œSilly” Ideas-
1. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
2. @sassyfrasscat // Everett Van Cass // Brett Dier // 80 points
3. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
4. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
 
Wanderers, Travelers, or Free Spirits- FULL
1. @kenny-ks // Breezie // Natalie Dormer // 32 points
2. @cosette-pontemercy1 // Freya Gwyn-Alistaire // Sophie Turner // 90 points
3. @fl0wer-cr0wns // Lyla Slater // Ginta Lapina // 30 points
4. @desertdiamonddiva // Emilia Pineleaf // Chloe Grace Moretz // 82 points
 
The Curious, Nosy, and Eavesdroppers- FULL
1. @avengersgirl3 // Kya Alegoria // Selena Gomez // 90 points
2. @animationchic // Renata Vegh // Karen Gillan // 35 points
3. @hannah-raes // Faith Silver // Jenna-Louise Coleman // 73 points
4. @btwfoxes // Alisha Megary // Scarlett Johansson // 26 points
 
The Recluses, Hermits, and just plain Unfriendly People-
1. @hermionelhoranholmes // Elanor Victoria Frye // Daisy Ridley // 86 points
2. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
3. @readsalot // Ophelia Goth // Minka Kelly // 29 points
4. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
 
The Crazily Brilliant, Intelligently Insane, or Totally Bonkers Genuises-
1. @miss-union-jack // Kit Baylor Welsh // Malcolm De Ruiter // 31 points
2. @diamondmiyuki // Jacob Ethan Barnes // Chris Evans // 18 points
3. @general-sux // Brendol Rivers // Domhnall Gleeson // 10 points
4. @username // Character Name // Faceclaim
 
Any questions, just PM me! I'm really looking forward to getting to see everyone's characters and build an awesome story with you guys!
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