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[Need one more] Bliss Stage - mecha, child soldiers, surreal dreamscapes, emotional trauma, shipping charts!

Pandora Caitiff

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Hello! I've been interested in Bliss Stage for a while, but have only read it rather than played. And that was quite a while back, so I'll need to re-read it properly.

In answer to the first-post question I like the stand-alone Gundam series like Turn A and Iron Blooded Orphans. I particularly like the shifting allegiances and protagonists trying to do their best while completely out of their depth.

I'd be interested in playing the Eager Young Soldier archetype. Perhaps a runaway/outcast from The New Pilgrims who is struggling with her identity and didn't want to become a subservient child bride for a man chosen by the elders
 

MonoRed

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Hey, welcome! Spot's yours if you want it. Don't worry about system experience--like I said, I came into this fully expecting a group where no one else had even heard of it.

That character sounds awesome, though keep in mind her expected husband would've been seventeen at the oldest (remember, there are practically no adults left since the Bliss, to the point where it would be unlikely to have any besides the authority figure in the Boston area). Still, even that would be plenty uncomfortable if your character was supposed to get married at, like, twelve, which is a definite possibility depending on how old she is when the game begins.

If you wanna give her a name, a bit of a more detailed background, and the start of a concept for her anchor, I think we can move on to an OOC thread for the rest of the setup after that.
 

Pandora Caitiff

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Charity Pullman is an Eager Young Soldier and has just turned 13. Her parents farm was co-opted by The New Pilgrims and she fought against all the new rules and what was expected of the "womenfolk". She was an avid reader until there was a purge of "unsuitable" reading materials (although she managed to save a very dog-eared copy of The Hunger Games), but it was the arranged marriage of her best friend Temperance that made her need to get out. She started a fire in a barn and ran away, and was picked up by the Hospital group while scavenging for food. Takumi recommended her for pilot training as a way to channel her anger and resentment into something more constructive.

Despite the tough outer shell Charity desperately misses her mother so instantly latched on to her anchor Debbie, a caring and nurturing older girl.
 

TSSL

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Oh, hi, Pandora! Fancy meeting you here 😄

I guess I didn't really fill in much of an Anchor concept, but I really just figure it's some guy who Stuart finds really cute and got a massive crush on, but doesn't really know all that well. Charlie, the non-Anchor, was a bit more important to the backstory.
 

Pandora Caitiff

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Oh, hi, Pandora! Fancy meeting you here 😄
Oh hi there yourself! I'm not stalking honest! Although coincidentally I was reading old threads last night and found that Apocalypse World game where we were Monsoon and Specialist Warren Esperanza :D
 
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