SETTING: The World that Never Was, Castle Oblivion. TIMEFRAME: Shortly prior to Roxas's creation (Late KH1) through the events of KH2, and the subsequent collapse of the Organization XIII.
PREMISE: While you might have considered Organization XIII to be a nefarious group of conniving villains, we consider it to have been a bit more like an old episode of Friends- but with less democracy. After Xehanort's departure, Xemnas is left in charge of his twelve Nobody disciples. It's a strict household, run bureaucratically with chore assignments and council meetings while they bide their time until the plan to seek out Kingdom Hearts is fully underway. After all, they've all been pseudo-existing for this one mission, they can stand to wash a few windows and sit down to an Organization Dinner from time to time (all while abiding by the airtight company policy) while they wait. When the brief loss of Sora's heart creates Roxas, however, situations within the Organization complicate and sour, leading to the attempted coup of Chain of Memories, Roxas's desertion, and the final days for the members of Xehanort's legacy.
GOALS: theorganization strives to portray the crucial events of Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II from Organization XIII's viewpoint--not to make the audience sympathize with the villains, but to give voice to thirteen losers who get less screen time than Donald and Goofy. And maybe to laugh a little. Try to think of it as The Real World for Disney/Square-Enix villains.
The game format will be first person entries regarding current happenings within the Organization (from Xemnas' latest pep talk to the death of a member to complaining about how fucking annoying Demyx can be) with interaction between members largely within journal comments.
We are also aware that Kingdom Hearts II has only recently been released in the US. We consider it our duty to start the rpg race early and gather the best among you. If you have an interest in theorganization, but have only Kingdom Hearts I and/or Chain of Memories knowledge, there is always Wikipedia and thousand upon thousands of online summaries. If you'd like to see your character in action first hand, YouTube accounts have many cutscenes (more often than not raw) on archive- here, for example. Further digging on YouTube will reveal next to every single cutscene within Kingdom Hearts II. If you haven't played Chain of Memories and can't deal with just reading about it, it's probably ten dollars at your local department store.
Now. We are also fully aware that there is an obscene number of Kingdom Hearts rpgs out there. Therefore, we plan to make ours:
a) the most badass b) the most comical c) the most elitist d) all of the above.
Above all, theorganization is a writing project. More than players we're seeking partners to bring a good idea into its fruition and realize the latent potential lurking in the Organization XIII's subplot.
i. DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHARACTER SO SERIOUSLY. This is far more manga based than anything else. Therefore, let's have some lighthearted, romping good fun before Sora bluntly beats you to death with an oversized key. When that time approaches, feel free to get grim. Until then, your character's biggest worry is Xemnas assigning you to toilet duties, or King Mickey rejecting your lease. i.2. If you don't have a sense of humor about your character, do not waste our time.
ii. Speaking of romping, DO NOT HAVE OBVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS. I don't care how gay Marluxia is, he's not banging Demyx, Zexion or ANYONE else, for that matter. And if he is, he's NOT bragging about it (and who would? ew.) Disney hates gays, theorganization loves subtext.
iii. DO NOT FORGET YOUR CHARACTER WILL DIE. Keep this in mind at all times, plan for the future. We will be playing through Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II, and if I hear one of you cry about spoilers you probably don’t deserve to live.
iv. Look cool, be cool and play your character as close to canon as you can while still managing to stay within our primary goal. We are only as awesome as the least awesome member. DO NOT FUCK THIS UP.
Name: Age: Character applying for: (Please note that taken characters are taken, and no amount of wheedling will change the fact.) Roleplay Experience: (What games have you previously played in, and what roles? Links appreciated.) Writing Experience: (Do you write fanfic/original work? Please, share!) Games played: (Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II...)
Following the preliminary application we will send you a full application to resubmit to us. After we send the full application you have up to one week to complete it. If the role your apply for is later [CLOSED], it will be much more competitive. Because the characters' roles are subtle yet distinct, we tailor our application forms to best suit the requirements that need to be met from each applicant. Don't be afraid.