Welcome to Dershingham Vale! We are a no word count, post-Pride and Prejudice roleplay site that is set in the year 1827 in an isolated town located in England. Our plot is centered around the secrets, mysteries, and murders of the dark town and its inhabitants.
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Admin 333 Posts
Posted on: Sep 18 2017, 11:07 PM
Here we have our canons for the site. We definitely want these characters on our board because they move the plot forward quite a bit. You can reserve canons for one week only and then it will be open again for others. All first names are negotiable and some faces as well.
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Bloxham, Errole // Professor // Ian McKellan
He is in his late sixties to early seventies and is going strong. Errole holds himself tall and proper, with a distinguished and confident gait. Even with his height and weight, he moves silently and at a leisurely pace, almost as if he's gliding more than actually walking. One may not know he's there until he's right next to, in front of, or behind.
Errole has no patience for stupidity or for slackers, his quick temper rises to the occasion when he's faced with such actions. Students have been given the opportunity to advance themselves and they should not waste it or his time. Not only does this reflect on his students, it also reflects on him as a teacher and one thing that he wants every pupil to learn from him is good work ethic.
He has lived in Dershingham Vale most of his life and it holds a special place in his heart. At times, he can become offended with those that move to the town that don't seem to exactly 'fit' his standard of living and he has no qualms with speaking this to those that will listen and has many friends in high places that are listening as well.
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g * i
Hart, Richard // Town Doctor // Aidan Turner
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Nowell, Claude // Watchman // Henry Simmons
Despite his size, Nowell is not an overtly aggressive man. He is not easily angered, unless the subject at hand is thieving filth, and he has amazing patience and attention to detail. He prefers physicality, but is surprisingly intelligent when he bothers to interact with others. Most of his colleagues see him as anti-social, and he is; people and their banal ritualistic behaviors annoy him, and he avoids them at all costs. The exceptions he makes to his anti-social preferences are rare and careful.
Nowell is a brute. He is intelligent, yes, but rather disinterested in the political refinement of his colleagues. He is also stubborn, surprisingly narrow-minded for an educated man, and easily wounded in terms of his pride. Tradition, family, and his zealotry for his idealism easily blind his normally strict moral and ethical values, and he has an amazing capacity for dispassionate cruelty if he feels justified by those who can easily manipulate him (particularly women, and particularly his wife).
Preston, Charles and Edward // Harry Lloyd
fun, wild, and incredibly charming. there is nothing suspicious about these two except when one begins to dig deeper. on the outside, they simply look like two of the more eligible bachelors in the county, which would not be a lie. they are sought after, but their life is much better enjoyed not being tied down to any one woman. (this will eventually have to change).
however, a rumor started in london about the two of them after a girl saw them enter a brothel, which later that night a prostitute was taken from and murdered in an alley way. fortunately for them, the gossip didn't go up like wild fire, but the murmurs still existed. most dismissed it for folly, but there are a few that have begun to look at the twins in a different light. it is entirely up to the creator if the twins had anything to do with the death of the woman or if they are up to anything shady. the entire family, aside from francis, is seen as off and every single one of them had some kind of dark secret.
the relationship between the twins and marg has always been a good one, if not a tad indifferent. they tend to stay out of each other's way, but can be quite jolly when they are together.
Preston, Francis // Hugh Bonneville
Preston, Mary // Jessica Chastain
personality wise, mary is incredibly charming but she is also quite intimidating. her mannerisms are well taught, but there is always something lurking, as if she always has a motive. she is frivolous with money and doesn't see anything wrong with overspending. she is incredibly stubborn and essentially runs the household, despite her husband's wishes that she loosen the reigns a bit. additionally, she is not overly showy of her emotions. mary is described as seeming content and calm at all times, but this is not so. she is quick to temper and is often rather spiteful. (this is all optional).
West, Edward // Parish Priest // Eddie Redmayne
Edward West, called Ned by his wife Molly, is a bookish man eager to share his knowledge with the world, but Dershingham Vale is a decent enough start. In another life, he could have been a scholar at a great university, but growing up poor in a small town meant there weren't as many books as he would have liked. He wound up befriending the priest who served before him, and from there his interest was turned toward religion. He is a devout man, which made his choice of wife all the more strange.
The story of how he and Molly met and fell in love is in Molly's app, but the short version is that the two of them are a study in contrasts. Molly is a strong-minded midwife who believes that women ought not be subservient to their husbands, and she has no interest in further educating herself. Something about her drew Ned in, and the two of them couldn't be happier with each other.