'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Role Playing Game.
A guide to the players of the Hunchback of Notre Dame Role Playing Game, an RPG established at the eve of a New Year (and century!), four years after the film debuted, demonstrating the longevity of the film's appeal, and the devotion of its fans. The RPG is comprised of long and short time fans, young and old alike, all with something new and a slightly different perspective to bring to the game, culminating in a unique, brand new tale that has been dubbed 'The Spider's Web'.
Yes folks, the ones who made it work, the wonderful, marvellous, multi-talented HoND RPG Players! TA-DAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! You may all faint in adoration. They are presented in no particular order. Covielle is first because the girl who htmled this page (psst! It's me, Harley!) is in love with her and has a bias in her favor. But she promises this is her one example of bias. Really.
Cam: As yet cloaked in mystery, the only thing we know for certain about Cam is he doesn't shower often and has no qualms about hurting young boys. Arriving in Paris bearing arms, this rough and ready customer looks set to stir up trouble.
Guillaume: A young boy with an unusual blood thirt, Guillaume makes Fagin's gang look like Friar Ted's choir boys. Having mysteriously lost his ability to pronounce "h's", Guilliaume takes out his frustration on the rest of the world, in particular the doom-heeled Isabella. Perhaps she stole them. Only time will tell.
Various Yokels & Damsels: To every great drama, minor players enhance the scenery and sometimes are very convenient plot devices. Covielle is proficient in pulling an otherwise anonymous maiden or youth from the background and using them in her storytelling.
Isabella: A half gadje, half romany girl whose past is yet cloaked in mystery, whose very entrance into the world of the Gypsies as a victim of an arrow shot sets off a chain of events, the outcome of which has yet to be determined. A beautiful, defensive and troubled girl, she is sharp and determined and skilled in such dark arts as pickpocketing....and perhaps some others darker still......
The Eyes: This mysterious
and elusive pair of eyes followed Claude Frollo's every move around his
chambers. He elusively referred to them as his "dear". Who are they? Where
do they come from? What do they want? Do they belong in someone's head,
or are they just a pair of sinister, disembodied eyes? Perhaps they are
relatives of the Flying Eyeballs? All will be revealed.....
Abigail: The Court of Miracles' eldest, wisest and most beloved awenydd ("wise woman"), Abigail is hearty, brash, warm-hearted and intelligent. Her exact age is unknown, but she is well over seventy, (positively ancient for the time!) has spent most of her life travelling and only settled down in the Court when her health could no longer sustain the harsh conditions of outdoor life. She has a remedy for most everything, and a talent for seeing into another's soul besides.
Various Convenient Passersby:
variety of extras can be very useful when action takes place. Harley will
conjure them up as suits her. Sometimes she makes them go *poof!* too.
Esmeralda: Basically the cause of all the bad jazz that goes down in the actual HoND story for having hips that won't quit, Esmeralda is nonetheless kind-hearted, spirited, unprejudiced and friendly to the underdog, a popular dancer on the streets of Paris and ever accompanied by her lively and intelligent goat, Djali.
Quasimodo: The hideous and deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, it is from the enormous lump on his back that the story gets its name. (the name of the story is, for the ignorant, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.) Despite his overwhelming ugliness, Quasimodo's heart is truly pure and remains unembittered, despite the lifetime of isolation he has to lead in the belltower at the orders of Frollo, his benefactor. Kind to orphaned birds everywhere, Quasimodo's gentle and lovely nature is sure to win over the hardest of hearts.
Eilis Dubh Caen: It is known she has sailed the seven seas on high adventures and has come back under suffrage with her brother, the ne'er do well Gael. Eilis is street-smart, sturdy and attractive and is forced to go along with her brother's shifty dealings as her age and unmarried state place her under his cntrol. Independant, cocky, and, if the term had been coined back them, something of a "tom boy". As befits the will of the Zany Gods which watch over the world and laugh, Eilis has got a "thing" for Phoebus.
Gael Dubh Caen: Eilis'
brother, he has none of his sister's charm, social skills or aspirations
to a worthwhile lifestyle. To use Eilis' own words: " Merciless wheeler-dealer
not unlike your average sleazy car salesman, only much smarter. " He
has a shady and hidden past with Phoebus, and it does not involve any "backdoor"
shennanigans thank you! *hem*. Rather, it had more to do with the fact
that Gael is petty and vindictive with a greedy desire to be the Head Honcho
of all dealings round and about.....and Phoebus was simply better than
him when they went to Military School together. One dreads to think of
what he has in store....
Imerald: An as yet largely unknown gypsy girl, Imerald has made her way from the woods into the city of Paris, for what - who knows! If it wasn't going against the general HoND Fandom Portrayal of the Gypsies as loveable, kindly and misunderstood, I'd say she's up to no good! ;) Accompanied by her faithful dog, Jade, Imerald has yet to reveal herself to the rest of the gyspy community.
CHARACTERS USED BY WHOEVER WHEN NECESSARY:
Cosette: The young
barmaid in the Bells & Motley, Cosette is near to albino in colouring,
is sweet and gentle but capable of an ear twisting when necessary and a
friend to the gypsies.
Interested in joining the fun?
Sure you are! AND you can! :D There's always room for new players to burst in with a song and dance of their own. All the lead characters from the film have now been filled, but if you've got a character/s of your own, then dameit come and play with us! To join up you need to get in touch with Game Master Alemeda, detailing what character you want to play, and then once she's approved that, go and sign up for the mailing list! Then its simply an issue of jumping right on in! If you have a question pertaining to the RPG, be sure to check out the FAQ before sending it in!
THE COURT OF MIRACLES:
THE PALACE OF
OF NOTRE DAME:
THE BELLS AND