Welcome to St. Malachy, Michigan.
You were born in this sandy little town on the Great Lake. There is an amusement park on the pier, with rides, swimming and games in the summer. The Gold Beach is a tourist attraction and this hodunk town's main source of income.
During the off season, the traffic lights blink on and off, and the strip of gift shops on the pier have blackened windows. Tractors are not an uncommon sight in the town itself, and there are still hitching posts outside of the general store.
You were raised in the sleepy town and attended St. Malachy High School. You graduated between the years of 2005-2009. Our roleplay opens in March of 2010.
Since then, you've either attended the local community college (some 40 miles away) or settled into life in town with either a job, a family, or both.
Did you sign up with the local police force right out of high school and now ticket tourists while nodding to townies? Are you a bag boy or a vet's assistant? Are you a single mom struggling to raise a toddler? Or a dad working two jobs to pay child support?
Prominent Streets and Locations
There is a rabbit warren of little streets and avenues in the city of St. Malachy, here I have listed only a few. Please feel free to list side streets as you wish.
Highway 1 - The busy interstate that passes nearby
Coffee Creek Rd - a rural highway leading out of town
The Ponds - Upscale subdivision off of Coffee Creek Rd
Main Street - Street that you turn off the highway onto which leads to Gold Beach Amusement Park and cuts right through town
Gold Beach Boulevard - a road lined with beach houses that follows the coast of Lake Michigan
There is a variety of shops and stores that subsist in the town, doing most of their business during the summer and coasting through the winter months.
Premonitions Pizza & Bar
No one knows why Sally Sue decided to call her bar what she did, and she couldn't tell you why herself. It's an average small town watering hole. It has pool tables, pinball machines and everything a little bar should, up to and including a dark and smokey atmosphere with a Jukebox in the corner.
The Blue Lagoon
Seedy pub on Coffee Creek Road
Lulu's Coffee & Delicatessen
The pink awning over the door is a great indicator of the type of person Lulu Simmons happens to be. She is bubbly, blond and on the wrong side of 40 though she will never admit it, complete with a tiny yapping poodle and a huge, sunny smile.
Trixie's Diner & Drive-in
Teenager hangout, and the best darn burger and fries in Michigan by golly.
The only manicure and hair care center within 45 miles
Carl's Barber Shop
There is a striped pole by the door, and a fat, balding man in a white overcoat ready to give you a cut just like your granddaddy's.
The Stop 'n Fill attached to Classy Used Cars & Repair
Mayfair's Tackle 'n Bait
Hilbert's Pharmacy & Soda Counter
The Five 'n Dime
St. Malacky Catholic Church
St. Malacky Hospital
St. Malacky Police Station
St. Malacky County Offices
St. Malacky Veterinary Clinic
St. Malachy High School
St. Malacky Water Works
St. Malacky Brick Manufacturer
St. Malacky Textiles
Various farms are scattered throughout the outlying area as well
A few Prominent Citizens:
Mayor Bob Price
Police Chief Simmons
Lulu Simmons - Owns a Coffee shop
Mandy Simmons - Owns Salon Rouge
Sally Sue Pricket - Owns Premonitions
Larry Mayfair & Family - Owns Mayfair's Apple Orchard
Carl Barker - Owns the barber shop
Teddy Long - Owns Trixie's
Ned Mayfair - Owns the tackle shop
Mr. Hilbert - Owns the Pharmacy
Boris Chekov - Owns the five n dime
Hugh Edwards - Owns the grocery store
The Census requires you fill out this sheet for St. Malachy County records:
My character's brother, ex-boyfriend, and ex-best friend could make interesting additions.
Surnames that I've listed as prominent in the town that are playable:
(note: You are in no way limited to these ideas or names, be creative)
If you would like for me to change the name of any of the established businesses or their owners, just let me know. If you would like for me to add any businesses, please say the word.
Here is the map, I didn't list all the businesses, but you get a general idea. If there is anything you'd like to add, or would like me to change, just let me know.
A few days, weeks, or months into the roleplay... (I will decide when)
War erupted in the heavens. Angels, representing a vast number of elements and themes, have begun to battle for dominance. Whatever it is that rules over Heaven seems to have turned away from the world, and the heaven's above. No one in heaven knows where He went or what He's doing. And most don't care. A vacant spot has opened, a place for power. An Angel who bests the others can see his own ideology spread on a global level, his own power increasing. And so some of the Angels began to battle the others. Some joined forces in retaliation for these attacks, and soon all the Heaven's were embroiled in a great war.
This has nothing to do with the peaceful residents of St. Malachy, Michigan. At least until the Soul Shards began to rain from the sky. Those angels that were defeated in battle had their bodies shattered, leaving only a small fragment behind that fell like a meteor. These fragments held ancient Power, and most of the mind and soul of a fallen angel.
In time people around St. Malachy began to find the shards, and when they touched them the Angel within Bound with them, sharing it's power. In return the people became avatars of the angels, battling each other, trying to destroy their enemy shards. Gaining power, they worked together to ascend back into the sky.
When the time comes, we will all create angel profiles. These profiles will all be of the same alignment (GOOD,) unless one of us deigns to be an antagonist. Presumably though, the NPCs will be evil, and we will be good.So I bumped into god up here north of heaven and I was like, "Dude, god, you have to go back to heaven, the angels are like freaking out and shit."
He was like, "No wai. You have no idea what it's like for me!"
I was like, "Jesus." /eyeroll
And he was like, "NO! Jesus is my son! See you just don't get it! No one does. All I can do is listen to HIM. NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME."
Then I said, "God, you are such an emo." and rolled my eyes again before walking away.
If you want to argue, do it in PMs. Lets keep this clean and civil. Please be respectful of each other at all times. Thank you very much.
As creator, I have final say on all character sheets.
God modding should be limited.
You cannot kill each other's characters off without permission.
Don't be an asshole.
I love you. (just checking to see if you are still reading, okay you were so disregard.)