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 Post subject: WINTER ENCHANTMENT
PostPosted: November 29th, 2011, 11:41 pm 
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The night was fresh and a soft breeze chilled the air that Christmas Eve; it stirred things. The winter air flooded the streets of Emberly, a small but weathy town in South England. The moons bright light cast around the whole of the town and bounced off the bright white snow, cascading through the trees. It was a most beautiful night. Everything seemed peaceful and the world was quiet in its simplicity. That was until you stepped through the door to the Vanderbilt Manor, then you would find an intense clamor. It was not a disturbance though...yet, anyway... but a celebration! It was to be a joyous night. Filled with laughter and friends, perhaps lovers, and of course dancing. At least that was what the night was meant for.

But the story is not complete until we go back...back before this "wonder-filled" night and rest our eyes upon early November. When the air was not quite as cooled and the colours of the world were warm and although nature was beginning to die it had the hope for a new year that burned brightly. This November was special from past years because on Christmas Eve there was to be a great Ball. Everyone in the town of Emberly was to be invited, those in the outskirts and in the poorer villages, although not invited, were hired to help prepare and to serve the night of the big bash and were to be paid generously for it even. This celebration meant a hopeful Christmas for those families too. It was a celebration put on by the three richest families in town, The Byron’s, The Holloway’s, and The Vanderbilt’s. The Ball was to be held at The Vanderbilts’s because their Ballroom happened to be the largest and most impressive of the three.

The reason for this extravagant event was because there was to be not one engagement but many! The three families wanted the money to stay within the families and to make sure that happened they set up engagements for all of their children practically at birth. But the parent’s did not want to have to deal with a large amount of uproar from their children so they choose to wait to tell them until this very November. November 24th, 1543, a month before the festivities were to take place. The engagements were to be announced the 25h Nov to the rest of Emberly and the Weddings to be held Christmas Eve. As you might have expected the children of the three families were not particularly happy with this news, or at the very least shocked.


CANON CHARACTERS

Vanderbilt's
Elijah; 21, engaged to Amelia, is smitten with Ella but is shy about it.
Ezekiel; 21 (twin to Elijah), engaged to Charlotte but is smitten with Amelia and is not happy about the news.
Irene; 22, engaged to Ashley, she cannot stand his arrogance...

Byron's
Amelia; 17, engaged to Elijah, she wants Elijah to love her and is upset.
Richard; 26, engaged to Ella, finds her naive and annoying.

Holloway's
Ashley; 23 (male), engaged to Irene, he dislikes her vanity...
Charlotte (taken by AlyaVanya); 20, engaged to Ezekiel, though secretly loves Richard.
Ella; 18, engaged to Richard, is a little ditzy and naive and will go with anyone who flatters her.

Notes; This is not first come first serve. Post a bio and I will accept the best one, so if a bio is posted for the character you want, you may post a bio until the spot is filled. If the first bio is really good, I will most likely take that one though.

I look for quality more than quantity but if you write 3 sentences for each thing it is not enough. I don't need a whole novel just detail. Keep grammar and spelling as best as you can, please. Errors are fine now and again but talkin like thi is not cuttin it.

ABOUT THE LOVE THING...yes this does seem to be centered around "love"...but really it's not. It's more like the movie clue. Secret, funny, a little sexy (lol)...but in the end just a big ol' twist up that probably gets sorted out in the end. It's not a soap opera, more fun and entertaining. It can be serious but whimsical, haha.

GODMODDING; just don't do it...'enough said.


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Nick/Name| Charlotte/Charlie

Age| 20

Appearance|
Eyes + Charlotte's eyes are a dark hazel colour. In the bright light they appear somewhat golden and very much a brown iris but in the flickering lights they are a dark, deep blue hazel that is nearly black. They become darker every year she ages so they have not become their richest colour. Along with a hazel tinge they are an almond shape, not very large and never doe-eyed. They give off a mysterious quality especially for someone just out of her teens.
Hair + Like most brunettes, in the summer her hair has a slight cornflower glaze to it but in the darkest of winter it's more like bubbling hot chocolate. In a way it really just is reminiscent of cascading chocolate, if you were to watch it being poured onto a cake. Soft, smooth, but wavy. Waves of chocolate hair cascade down her back to the dimples. It's in many, many layers on varying sides but her bangs are chopped straight across and rest in a thick blanket over her forehead.
BODY TYPE + She stands at 5'2, weighing 110 pounds. She is a petite young woman, but has never been the thinnest girl her age, She never much noticed nor cared. She was okay being naturally thin but maybe just a little chubby cheeked, or wide rear-ended. Her weight often shifted from her thinnest 95 pounds to her heaviest 130 pounds. It was just how she was and she tried to remain happy with herself no matter where she sat at because in life she was going to change.
OTHER NOTABLE TRAITS + A burn mark behind her left ear where a sibling accidentally caught a candle flame to her hair. A spattering of freckles across her cheeks and forearms. Small dainty, "piggy-like" toes. A small button nose and full deep red lips.
CLOTHING + She never wears pants, it is not appropriate from someone of her gender and status. Instead she adorns a variation of beautiful dresses and gowns. On a typical day she would be seen wearing a royal blue velvet dress that reaches to the floor. Long, straight sleeves, a swooping backside, and a cinched waist. The boots underneath laced tight and always at least a 3 inch heel for she was rather short. Corsets were generally worn at all times by many others but she wanted to be free and chose to wear them on formal occasions.

Personality| In her youth she was a rebellious little thing, always wondering why and not taking no for an answer. As she got older she become wise and sophisticated, realizing that in order to get her way she could not whine and cry over spilt milk but as she grew up used kindness as a manipulation to make people see things her way. Some say manipulation she would say tactic. But she was a sweet person to people that's what made everything so ingenious. She was using a tactic that seemed for the good of everyone else but really appeased her own anxieties and worries about the world. She was however not anti-social and did feel for others and cared for them as well.

Liaisons| Richard went off for awhile on his own when She was 14 and when he came back around her 18th birthday something was different. He was much nicer to her, perhaps because she was so young or maybe because he had grown up too. Anyway, she of course had fallen completely smitten for this man and when the news arrived that she were to be married to Ezekiel Vanderbilt, it did not suit to her liking at all. To her, there had to be some way out of it. Most everyone kind of wanted to go along with the plans (or at least pretended) because not having money in those days was scary and usually life threatening and it would be easier to just live in peace. Arranged marriages were not that uncommon but this multiple marriage ball was slightly more than odd.

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 Post subject: Re: WINTER ENCHANTMENT
PostPosted: November 30th, 2011, 3:45 pm 
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Hmmm, sounds fun. Mind if I take Ashley? and perhaps an OC, if that's all right? :)

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 Post subject: Re: WINTER ENCHANTMENT
PostPosted: December 1st, 2011, 3:16 pm 
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First, post a bio and we shall see. ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: WINTER ENCHANTMENT
PostPosted: December 2nd, 2011, 1:28 am 
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All right, how's this?


Name: Ashley Holloway
Age: 23
Appearance:
Hair: Ashley’s hair is a shade between gold and brown, and can appear anywhere in between depending on the light. It is thick and loosely curled; he likes to keep it long enough so that the curl shows, but not too long either. It’s one part of his appearance that he’s rather satisfied with, and he’s quite worried that it might be prematurely thinning. But that might just be him being hypercritical.
Eyes: His eyes are a very typical and unremarkable shade of brown, but with a few hints of green and blue when the light strikes them.
Body Type: Ashley is shorter than a lot of men, but not stouter or heavier to make up for it. He’s remarkably average, height aside, though not particularly muscular. Had he been born into a lesser family and spent time working for himself, he might have gained some muscle definition, but the truth is he’s never done a spot of physical labour in his life. If he’s weaker because of it, he’s determined not to let it show, and he’s kept a sharp eye on how much he eats to avoid portliness.
Clothing: Ashley enjoys looking nice, and uses any opportunity he can find for displaying tokens of qualification, achievement, or wealth, he gladly exploits. Therefore, he can usually be seen to have numerous medals and ribbons attached to his jackets. Having two sisters makes him feel he has to dress boldly enough in order to compete for attention; the result isn’t always flattering, but at least there’s something to be said for him being daring. Fashion isn’t exactly his strong point, but he tries.
Personality: Being the oldest of his siblings and the only boy, Ashley feels a sense of entitlement. He’s used to getting what he wants when he wants it, and when things don’t go his way, he’s less than thrilled. He’s caught in a difficult place in some respects -- he feels other people ought to do a lot of his work for him, but at the same time he wants people to think highly of him, and the two tend not to go hand in hand. For the most part, Ashley doesn’t like conflict, and he’ll try to keep other people happy if possible -- so when he does pick a fight, it means it’s serious.
Liaisons: He tries to stay on good terms with important people, this including the Vanderbilts and Byrons. He may not like any of them to any great extent, but he’ll certainly pretend to as long as it’s convenient. As for his family, he can at times act somewhat controlling towards them, but he is also fiercely loyal and wouldn’t let any harm come to them under any circumstances.

And my OC...

Name: Thomas Greaves
Age: 22
Appearance:
Hair: Thomas keeps his dark brown hair long enough to artfully arrange around his face, and to minimize the effect of his razor sharp cheekbones. It has a slight wave to it, and it is fairly thick, but he takes care to lighten it up with frequent trimmings.
Eyes: Under more favourable lighting, his eyes might appear almost blue. For the most part, however, they are a dull iron grey, and they do little to enhance his face. Still, a devious sparkle can frequently be seen in the corner of his eyes, giving them a much needed sign of life.
Body Type: Thomas is thin and bony, but by no means is he weak or fragile. He’s tall, although under six feet, and he considers his height to be an advantage.
Clothing: Thomas is a complete dandy and would never be seen wearing anything besides the latest fashions. Even if he prefers to stick to muted colours -- burgundies, deep greens, blacks, and occasionally silver or gold -- he makes sure that the cuts and fabrics are of the highest quality, and never garish. What Thomas lacks in quality, he makes up for in appearance; he looks every bit his role as the youngest son of the wealthy Greaves family from the North.
Personality: Thomas discovered early on that he made a better follower than leader. He has never been particularly independent, but realising this, he’s tried to work his flaws to his advantage, promising support in the form of whatever he is able to give and in turn receiving higher status. He tries not to get too emotionally invested in anything, and generally seeks enjoyment out of what few relationships he’s been able to maintain; being the youngest son and not likely to inherit much from the family, he’s a drifter, and has no real reason to strive to keep up appearances. Thomas is neither shy nor outgoing; he’s not likely to initiate a conversation, but he’s more than happy to take part in one.
Liaisons: Thomas quickly latched on to Ashley after meeting him at school. They’ve struck up something of a friendship, and even if Ashley might not reciprocate the feeling, Thomas views him as his closest friend -- Ashley is the leader to his follower.

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