forum the victorian bookstore with magic and secrets in every novel - found family/magical rp - group - CLOSED
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@MJ-the-Larcenist-Arsonist group

Monty and Henry Roswell have lived in their beautiful bookstore for nearly as long as they've been married - twenty-three some odd years. Every morning, they wake up together in their apartment atop of the shop, brew sweet-smelling coffee and then get to work downstairs. Their customers are few and far between, but the handful of enthusiastic regulars keep them in business… well, that and Henry's large inheritance he was granted from his legendary great-uncle. If you asked him who his deceased uncle was, Henry would just laugh and say that it's unimportant, because no human could know of the duo's true origin.

When they shut down the shop at 8 pm every night, they lock the doors and shut the curtains. In the warm lighting from the vintage lights, Monty and Henry complete their daily chores: Dust the shelves, sweep the floors, reenforce the barrier between the Shades and Flares, restock the shelves, recite some protection spells, empty the antique cash register.

Oh, did I not mention that Monty and Harry Roswell aren't human?

They're two of the greatest sorcerers of all time, assigned to their bookstore post for the past twenty-three years to prevent the ongoing war between the dark magic wielders - the Shades - and the light magic wielders - the Flares - from reaching the human population.

All is well.

Until three children - a child too curious for their own good, a tweenager with no fear of death, and a teen who took up the role of the parent in the absence of their own - show up on their bookstore doorstep with a cryptic note from their missing parents.

Watch them. War will end soon.

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Basically two wizard dads adopt three siblings who are missing their parents. Found family and magic shenanigans ensue. Maybe some plot.

Roles:

  • Oldest sibling (15-16)
  • Middle sibling (11-14)
  • Youngest sibling (6-10)

I'm gonna be playing Harry and Monty

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Basic rules:

  • Ask to join, I can say no if I please
  • swearing is fine
  • don't be an asshole
  • be literate, for the love of god.
  • try to post at least once a day, I'll try my hardest as well

I'll post a template if someone shows interest!

@Fraust

Hello I know we're in several together but uhhhh
I am a sucker for found family always
Could I possibly take either curious child or tweenager with no fear of death? Leaning towards the tween asdfk I think I could mold the new lemon boy you saw on discord into a good fit for that

@MJ-the-Larcenist-Arsonist group

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@MJ-the-Larcenist-Arsonist group

Name: Montgomery Umbra Roswell
Nicknames/Aliases: Monty
Gender/Pronouns: Male, He/him
Sexuality: Gay
Age: 45
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Appearance: picrew Monty has dark, ebony skin and steely gray eyes. Whenever he looks too fast in one direction, his eyes swirl like fog. He has short, curly black hair and wears small, rectangular glasses. He stands at 6'4" with a slim body shape and long limbs. Monty has a rounded nose, large lips, and dark eyebrows. His usual facial expression is one of disinterest and distance.
Usual Outfit/Clothing Style: Extremely elegant and professional. Suits, vests, ties, slacks, dress shoes. The only time he's seen out of this is his nighttime attire, which is silk pajamas. He occasionally uses a black cane to get around due to his arthritis in his knees.
Personality: Monty is very calm and professional at all times, only really loosening up around his husband. He talks using extensive vocabulary and does so in a deep voice that rattles the floor. Monty is on the introverted side, not really choosing to speak unless spoken to. He's sort of strict and disciplined, contrary to Harry's loose style of living. Despite his distant demeanor, Monty does care for all of his bookstore and his husband very much. He's kind of oblivious when it comes to social cues and panics easy when it comes to his loved ones.
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Strengths: Reading, writing, sketching (especially w/ charcoals), cooking, piano playing, Shade Magic
Weaknesses: Emotions, people talking, adorable animals, his anxiety, kleptic tendencies, arthritis in the knees
Brief Backstory: Monty was born an only child into a Shade family. His parents were well known generals in the Shade Army and wielded powerful magic that only the strongest of sorcerers could have. They wanted him to take their place, to truly overthrow the Flares once and for all, but Monty had different plans. He had always been a lover, not a fighter. So, when he was seventeen, he packed up his stuff and left. Only a few days after, he received news that his parents had died in a brutal attack. With no home, Monty wandered around the Sorcerer's Land, one similar to Earth, just an a whole different parallel.

Name: Harry Polema Roswell
Nicknames/Aliases: Ari (by Monty)
Gender/Pronouns: Male, He/Him
Sexuality: Pan
Age: 44
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Appearance: picrew Harry has tanned skin with dark brown eyes and curly amber hair. He has an award winning smile and a small, pointed nose. His smile and his eyes quite literally shines in the the light. Harry stands at 5'11" with broad shoulders and an inverted triangle body shape.
Usual Outfit/Clothing Style: Very fun and flamboyant. Colorful button up shirts, big jackets, heeled shoes, top hats and trench coats. Nothing too feminine, but still extremely colorful. His outfits always look put together and Harry always makes an effort to look nice. He tends to lean towards oranges, yellows, and reds for his outfits.
Personality: Harry is an over-the-top showman. He's flirty, sarcastic and amazing at keeping someone's attention. However, despite his extroverted exterior, this man has many secrets and schemes in his head. Harry loves his bookstore and his husband with all of his heart, but that doesn't mean that he's safe from his teasing and pranks. However, his teasing and nagging can go a little far at times. He's always quick to apologize if he has done something wrong though. Harry is amazing at talking with people and good at negotiating. Harry loves to show off, eager to show people his new magic tricks or a new song he learned on an instrument. He's kind of egotistical, but he really doesn't mean any harm. Just an overall people person.
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Strengths: Thievery, pickpocketing, people taking, "magic" tricks, playing instruments (cello, violin, piano), Flare Magic
Weaknesses: Keeping his mouth shut, cooking, his ego, knowing when to stop
Brief Backstory: Harry was born the oldest to a middle-class Flare family. His father was a medic and his mother an archer in the war. He was set to enlist the day he turned sixteen, but Harry didn't want to. He'd seen what the War had done to his family. So, he chose to run. He said goodybe to his sister, whom he was the closest to, and then disappeared off into the forest.

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Combined backstory:

While Monty was picking berries in the forest, he caught a Flare sorcerer attempting to steal his belongings. The two dueled, Monty gaining the upper hand and pinning the other against a tree. This is how he met his future husband. The other laughed and introduced himself as Harry Polema, a rogue Flare soldier looking for something grander than war. Monty and Harry decided to stick together, avoiding the war and surviving off the land together. Eventually they fell in love, blah, blah, blah all the mushy stuff. Eventually Monty proposed and Harry, of course, said yes and the two of them set the date to be married. However, when the day arrived for them to get married, the largest battle in the history of the Thousand Year War for Light interrupted them in what they thought was a neutral city. The woman who was going to ordain them, a powerful neutral sorceress named Magnolia, realized that this battle might carry on to the human world. She quickly ordained the two men and gave them a mission to protect the human world from the War. Ever since then, the two of them have lived in their bookstore, protecting the human and sorcerer barrier from the War.

@Fraust

Name: Lumine Lemongrass
Nicknames/Aliases: (he prefers Nicknames) Lu, Lulu, Lumy/Lumi, anything else you can come up with
Gender/Pronouns: Male, He/Him/They
Sexuality: Homosexual
Age: 12
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Appearance:(Extended: about 4 feet tall and 65-70ish pounds, pretty thin but soft in appearance, pupils dilate and constrict like a cat's)

(Not my art, it's by aeioc#0435 on discord)
Usual Outfit/Clothing Style: He typically wears either what he's wearing in the picture or generally just baggy clothes. He loves bright colors and stickers and various accessories
Personality: Honestly Lumi kind of just does whatever he wants. If it makes him happy, he'll just sorta do it without much regard to consequences. He's absolutely addicted to sugar even though he definitely does not need to be eating sugar. Feral but babey, might follow orders if he's bribed (with food, he has no concept of money. Money works though because as aforementioned, he has no concept of money and thinks that like $1 is a lot). He's incredibly distrustful at first, but then he's really needy and touchy-feely once he trusts someone.
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Strengths: Honestly not a lot of Strengths unless you count his willpower. He's very stubborn, but not very strong. He has survival skills? 🤷‍♂️
Weaknesses: Physically weak, kind of annoying, stubbornness (definitely negative sometimes)
Brief Backstory: Lumi was born in a nice home, but when his father died, his mother couldn't afford to take care of him anymore, so she had to give him up. He was in a few Foster homes that he always ran away from, and was living on the streets for a while until he found the other two kids and stuck with them. Now he's here 👌
Other: He's terrified of dogs and he loves fruit and anything sugary. Lemonade is the easiest way to bribe him, and he goes feral for lemon drops and orange slices. Just give this child a clementine and he'll actually sit quietly for a while.

@MJ-the-Larcenist-Arsonist group

(ayo I'm excited~ smol bump to get a third kid a;lsdkjf;)

(Third kid? I only see one so far…)

(there are three kid roles up to grab, fraust took the middle one, pyro took the oldest, and we don't have anyone for the youngest)

@FanfictionFanatic

(ayo I'm excited~ smol bump to get a third kid a;lsdkjf;)

(Third kid? I only see one so far…)

(there are three kid roles up to grab, fraust took the middle one, pyro took the oldest, and we don't have anyone for the youngest)

(oh, I see now! 🤦‍♀️ I'm an idiot…)