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      Absinthe - Victorian London RPG Rating

    Absinthe is a realistic historical forum set in London in 1854 at the height of the Victorian era. Our emphasis is on the written word and the ability to tell a dramatic and engaging tale woven with intricacy to entrap the reader. Our concept is based on popular literature and media. Our writers are able to take inspiration from various 19th century period dramas and bring them to life in an engaging environment that is well organized and fun to write on.

    The site was originally created as a compliment to the field of historical sites catering to those who wish to step back in time and create a world around historical ancestry. We welcome dark intrigue here. As we are a 3/3/3 rating, we encourage well thought out plots that contain violence, mystery, calamity, the macabre, and the suspenseful. Those of us who write here enjoy living in the shadows and writing in blood, or the angst and intrigue of a new romance.

    We are always accepting new plots and different ideas. Below is a list of the current site plots that currently have characters in play on Absinthe. As the site grows, we will introduce more global plots, but please don't feel as if your play is limited to only these areas. These global plots serve as a jumping off point if you wish to get involved right away in Absinthe's community at large as you should have someone to write with immediately. Most of our events will be relegated to these global plots as well and while participation isn't necessary, they serve as a way to interact with the community at large, and also to earn character awards.

    Upper Class Nobility
    The first overarching global plot on Absinthe involves the glamour and pomp of the wealthy Noble aristocracy in the Ton. Those who consider it their calling, and those fighting to find a place among the well to do social elite. But beneath the fanfare, humanity's ugliest traits tarnish the silver facade of the most admired titles. Vanity, greed, lust, gluttony, and pride are at war and everyone can be used as a pawn to advance the selfish motivations of the most ruthless among them. Violence, murder, and trafficking are some of the calling cards of the wealthiest in the peerage and is the largest and most popular draw to the Absinthe community. Will you be a victim or a victor?

    Crimean War
    1853 marks the official start to the Crimean war with Ottoman allies fighting against religious suppression by the Russian empire. England and France has taken arms and mounted a defense against Russia. Tensions run high, and in the coming years if you aren't killed in battle, then cholera will likely be your downfall instead! This is a high stakes game of war where brotherhoods are formed, the nursing profession is made, and England is irrevocably changed.

    Behind the Curtain
    In this global plot, we explore the world of theatre behind the velvet curtains in two of the largest and most well-known play and opera houses in London. At the Royal Victorian Theatre, ownership has just passed into the hands of Rose Doyle; the former lover and leading songbird of David Easton; who leased the theatre before her. A tenacious businesswoman, Rose is intent on seeing the play house's success. But across town at the Theatre Royal, Nicholas Cash is determined to see his own opera house becoming the only destination for London's elite. At the heart of both theatres are the players, playwrights, dancers, and singers that make up every production. Their lives are a bohemian existence that revolves around rehearsals, performances, and auditions; some renowned internationally for their work and talents.

    Retail on Regent Street
    The Victorian Era was known as the Golden Age of The Middle Class. This was a time when you could build your dreams and a life you could pass on to your children who most often followed in your footsteps. The merchant class thrived and shopkeepers were known to be close knit while also competing for clientele. In one of our newest global plots, we welcome you to explore the trading centers at Regent Street, and the higher end merchants and shopkeepers on Fowlers Market. These retailers cater to all manner of clientele. From Bookshops to Bread shops, dressmakers and department stores, there’s nothing you can’t find in London!

    Member Driven Plots
    On Absinthe, we welcome character creation and development, but we also encourage our members to expand and include other characters into their overarching plots. Many of our best stories on the site have nothing to do with the larger global plots and can incorporate many political, social and class based stories. We encourage our members to dive into group plots to build a web of characters that are interconnected.




    Absinthe is for intermediate to advanced players who have a love of long-term intricate plots. While word count isn't our main focus, we try to ensure posts include intelligent detail and move plots forward.




    Some unique features to our new community:

    🎂 - Established in 2018

    - 21+ Jcink Premium

    🌈 - LGBTQIA+, Newcomer, & Internationally Friendly

    💑 - Active & Supportive Discord

    🔎 - Profile apps, Aesthetics, Wanteds, Shippers & Trackers

    👥 - Site Canons w/PoC

    💻 - Easily Viewable, Stylish & Neutral Skin Design

    👁️ - Userway Enabled

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