Welcome, Traveller, and step into our fine establishment. Before we proceed, please take note of the following in order to make your life here a more enjoyable and better one. This thread is an entirely open one. Although the inn has a history and a definitive backstory, there is no pressure on any guest to persue this. In fact, there are many other things to do, social, fun, and in every other aspect.
YOU dictate your story here in the inn.
As you progress, your interests will be garnered by forces unseen, and your experience will change regarding to what you wish to find. There are many avenues to take, many roads to cross, and it only need apply to you if you choose it.
Of course, the paths of guests may often intertwine, and fate might just have a plan for all involved, although we can't say for sure!
For the ease of reference, as you make a post, please mark your area with a location tag as such:
for consistency and ease of reference. In return, the Inn will post with your name before the chapters of the story that refer directly to you.
As people explore the inn, descriptions will open up in the next post as SOON AS A NEW PG ENTERS THE AREA. These detailed descriptions will give an overview of the look of the room in plain style, with further definition given only through character interaction. These will be titled clearly and will only be done ONCE, so if anyone requires a description of specific rooms, please look to the relative post.
Time will move in steps in the inn. At certain times, either triggered by events or merely to keep the pace moving, time will progress by a minimum of one hour forward. What transpires between that time and the next time shift will be played out by the characters. There may come the unfortunate circumstance that someone might be lagging behind due to issues of business, but this will be avoided as much as possible, with much luck. Players, of course, may be free to post as often as they like. There are no restrictions to number, but keep in mind that the less you post, the less you accomplish.
However, please understand that if need be, the thread might progress without you for the sake of continuity. We ask for your patience.
A final thing.
Although the inn is perfectly destructable, there is nothing preventing special powers or silly occurances, if it is deemed that an action is too disruptive to be allowed to happen, it will be instantly cancelled in an obvious and non-tactful way. There will be no beating about the bush, there are no deus ex prevention excuses in place. It will simply be deemed not to have occured by myself and the concensus of the group who has put this inn together for your enjoyment.
So please, do not do stupid things.
I would personally like to thank all those who have helped in the construction, conceptualization and idea-brewing involved in this thread. You know who you are.
And now... your story begins.....
The Kawakasumi Ryokan
The building stands in the middle of the forest, surrounded by a large river that circles around and empties into a small body of water somewhere in front of the main steps that lead up to the inn.
There is a path - one certainly made for the traveller - of rough-hewn cobblestone that leads from the main road to this secluded place. The walk is not too short, but does prelude the peace and tranquility to be found in the inn.
The path has no sign; it is a matter of knowing what you want, and coming here to get it. The name of the place has outdone itself, though, and it recieves a steady stream of patrons despite its non-promotion.
Perhaps you have heard of this place yourself in your travels.
As you step lightly down the path, the feeling of a gentle breeze hits you in the face, washing away all anxiety and placing you in a time where you can forget about all the troubles of your life.
The building pulls up into view as you continue. You notice a small, un-used path to the left that heads through the trees, but the lay of the road does not suggest it leads anywhere. The trees spread apart, and you step into a generous clearing that surrounds the inn itself, nestled a short ways into the wood. The front of the inn looks well kept; there is a rock garden to the left and right of the main way, dotted with small plants and well-manicured bushes. The rest of the area is laid with the same rock that you step over, but there is only one main way to go; which is up the steps and toward the large doors that beckon you enter.
One or two people can be seen just behind the doors, and a few more shadows walking by, no doubt other guests of the grand building.
So, step on in, stay a while, enjoy yourself, and have a good time. And... who knows what else you'll find here at
the Kawakasumi Ryokan
-MONDAY, 6 P.M.-