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Ruby City Mods ([personal profile] rubycitymods) wrote2014-06-27 01:50 pm
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The Emporium



The Emporium is currently OPEN.
It is currently located in the park, next to the forest.


The Emporium stocks objects and curios that moves around the city, presumably when no one is watching. It appears in various different but specific location on the city map (marked by gold stars).

It's difficult to see anything through the windows, but on entering even the least-attuned person would be able to feel the energy buzzing in the air. Everything stocked on the shelves and in the glass display cabinets is strange and foreign... but wait, doesn't that one item look familiar?

Perhaps it's a personal trinket, or that last piece needed to complete a project, but picking it up and carrying it out of the store won't work and if you try, it will dissolve into dust. Maybe it will appear again next time, if you're lucky. There's a price on everything here, written in cursive script on a paper label attached with string in a simple loop. Bring what's requested and place it in the box by the cash register marked 'donations' and the label will disintegrate into embers, leaving you free to take your... purchase.

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The Emporium seems simple in function - you walk in, you find something that you recognise or something that belonged to you once upon a time, and you make a trade. In fact, the shop works on an internal system that almost qualifies as self awareness. When you find something in the store, its importance to you and how exactly you know about it has already been evaluated and is reflected in the price ticket found attached to every item.

Though not a definitive guide - as every request is judged on an individual basis - the outlines below should help you to see just how difficult it might be to get what you want.

Easy Requests
  • Minor, non magical requests such as food items (canon or non-canon), and objects with little to no particular canon or non-canon significance.
  • Items that belonged to the character at any point in their known canon.
  • Items that belonged to close friends/family that they could have easily laid hands on at any part in their known canon.


Medium Requests
  • Items that the character has seen in their own canon but has never touched or owned themselves.
  • Items which will belong to the character at some point in their future.
  • Items that the character knows about in their own canon but has never seen for themselves.
  • Pets and companion animals.


Difficult Requests
  • Items that do exist in the character’s canon, which the character knows about but cannot prove the existence of.
  • Items that do exist in the character’s canon which the character is unaware of.
  • Anything in the above categories which may have a potential larger impact on the game setting or characters therein.


Prohibited Requests
*note: characters may try to find these kinds of items, but they will simply not appear in the store
  • Fourth wall breakers that would give the characters a vast amount of knowledge about their futures/canon universe that they would not ordinarily have.
  • Items which would have drastic impact upon an entire cast. These may be considered if full cast approval has been gained.


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Character Name:
Desired Object: Name and general description/picture if one is available.
Importance: How important is this object to your character? On a scale of 'I just want this thing' to 'my father gave it to me on his deathbed and every day without it is painful'. If it's a specific part of a project, tell us about it!
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Opt-in. If you answer 'yes', there is a possibility that the price may require a trade with another resident of the city (for example, the label may read 'three alicorn feathers', with the only alicorn available being Twilight Sparkle). This is an opportunity for CR, but we understand that not everyone would want to go down this route. Responding 'no' will exclude this option, but responding 'yes' will not guarantee the involvement of another resident, rather it will leave the possibility open.

(Note: If you are interested in this option but are worried about being pointed in the direction of a character/player that you don't want to thread with, let us know via PM in conjunction with your request.)

Price examples will range according to the importance of the object and the ability of the character and will include things that they can hunt or find in and around the city, as well as items that they can make or otherwise produce. They may be asked for something that they already own. It may be a certain kind of flower found in the forest, one of their own teeth, an honest written confession, a phial of water from the catacombs lake, or something as simple as a lovingly cooked meal.




✧ N A V I G A T I O N ✧
starmark: (UNSURE ☆ wait then who was phone)

[personal profile] starmark 2015-09-22 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Jotaro Kujo
Desired Object: A family photo album, focusing on pictures of his mother's side of the family, plus ones of Jotaro's own youth.
Importance: The importance of family is a prevalent theme in Jojos, and it's one that's been continuing for Jotaro during his time in the city. He'd be especially compelled to retrieve it because it'd have pictures of his mom in it, who he spent his segment of canon fighting for and as yet still hasn't even seen again.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure, I'm open to it!
berrynice: (everything's alright)

[personal profile] berrynice 2015-12-11 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Holly Kujo
Desired Object: An SLR 680 Polaroid camera (with film)
Importance: While not of particular sentimental value, the opportunity to photograph her time in Ruby City is not one Holly would pass up! That photo album needs to be filled one way or another. The camera would also vaguely remind her of her father, as it was through this kind of camera that he demonstrated his own Stand ability to her and her son.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure.
flyfishing: (Default)

[personal profile] flyfishing 2015-12-17 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Fly
Desired Object: Fish Potion (Turns people into fish when consumed)
Importance: Fly wants to try leaving the island via the Ocean. Of course it won't work out but it's worth a shot, right?
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Yes, I would be fine with that!
frilliance: (There is a flaw in your testimony)

[personal profile] frilliance 2015-12-24 10:58 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Miles Edgeworth
Desired Object: Magatama (allows him to detect when people are hiding things. The Magatama actually belongs to Phoenix Wright but Phoenix lends it to Edgeworth for part of one case)
Importance: Not so much important to Edgeworth himself but he'd want to keep it for Phoenix until the guy returns and would not want it to go into the hands of someone he doesn't trust.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

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hoperulesdespairdrools: (Har har har har)

[personal profile] hoperulesdespairdrools 2015-12-24 11:05 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Nagito Komaeda
Desired Object: Six cans of Blue Ram.
Importance: It's Komaeda's favourite drink!
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Fine by me!
Edited 2015-12-24 11:06 (UTC)

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mightcontrolled: (wow personal space)

[personal profile] mightcontrolled 2016-01-16 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Vergil

Desired Object: The Perfect Amulet

Importance: A gift that was given to their mother by Sparda, the twins each received half of it on their 8th birthday. While the completed amulet technically has the power to open hellgates under the right conditions in their world, it will remain in separate halves after Vergil finds it, as he intends to give Dante his half and keep his own. Vergil's amulet was the only remnant of himself that he had left when he died, and it's the only item besides Yamato that's shown to have sincere meaning to him.

Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure, I can try!

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[personal profile] watermelogisty 2016-01-23 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Steven Quartz Universe

Desired Object: Lion

Importance: Lion is Steven's pet and companion.He has some sort of connection to Steven's mother Rose Quartz, though the details of which have not been uncovered. Not only does Steven care about him as a loving pet, Lion is also strong and fast, making him able to protect Steven and help him quickly travel to long distances (through portals that Lion can create, or simply by physical speed). Lion's mane is also a pocket dimension in itself, that only Steven seems to be able to access. Steven has found some of his mother's items hidden in there, and uses the animal's name as storage for his own items.

Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Yes.

No problem!

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digiorno: (♛ they want me)

[personal profile] digiorno 2016-01-29 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Giorno Giovanna
Desired Object: A revolver
Importance: It's not in any way necessary to his survival or whatnot, and it's not supernatural in any way, but it has extremely high sentimental value. (Guns are sentimental because he is a well-adjusted teenager.)
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

no worries!!

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ginger_firebird: (Mantis Lonesome)

[personal profile] ginger_firebird 2016-02-23 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Psycho Mantis
Desired Object: A photograph of Eli (young Liquid Snake).
Importance: Liquid was an important part of young Mantis' life to the point where they might have been friends, and he would see the presence of the photograph in the Emporium as proof that there are things in the city worth respecting, even a little.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Absolutely, yes!
doreimi: (NOSY ♡ ooh what's that what's that)

[personal profile] doreimi 2016-03-19 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Reimi Sugimoto
Desired Object: A pair of Rollerblades + appropriate safety gear
Importance: No real nostalgic personal value, she'd just like a pair to make her a little more mobile while she's in the city.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

No problem!

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[personal profile] kicksdogs 2016-04-23 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Dio Brando
Desired Object: His mother's rosary.
Importance: [This is a harmless headcanon] His dead mother's very prized rosary, being a woman who believed in God. It's important to Dio because it was important to her.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Yes! Holly Kujo.
hellablue: cutepieofrph @ tumblr (18)

[personal profile] hellablue 2016-05-02 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Chloe Price
Desired Object: this selfie that Max took of the two of them.
Importance: Pretty dang important, considering that she has no way of ever seeing Max again, even if she somehow managed to end up going back home, since she would be... well, dead. So she wants it for the memories.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? I don't mind.
whatitis: (:D!)

[personal profile] whatitis 2016-06-02 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Carlos the Scientist
Desired Object: A simple Walkman audio recorder and tapes for recording.
Importance: Both practical and personal--in canon, he uses a recorder to take field notes, but also as a kind of safety item.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities?: Sure, why not!

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starmark: (DAZED ☆ for god's sake just let him rest)

[personal profile] starmark 2016-07-01 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Jotaro Kujo
Desired Object: A battery-powered Game Boy Color and a nonspecific Pokemon game to play on it.
Importance: Honestly, very little whatsoever, outside of the fact that Jotaro is canonically a filthy casual has canonically played all of one video game in his life and I like poking fun at him for this at every available opportunity.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Not this time, thanks!

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arken7: through the pain (calm)

[personal profile] arken7 2016-07-16 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Julian A. Arken
Desired Object: His single-edged vibroblade made from a wakizashi. He calls it Ikazuchi, a Japanese term for thunder.
Importance: Rather high, sentimentally – it was the first ever vibroblade he made himself and he misses it. It's also a much better complement than his obsidian-bladed F-S knife to the longsword-vibroblade he has currently.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? I wouldn't mind.

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silvercrusader: smells. it's kind of spicy (Default)

[personal profile] silvercrusader 2016-09-20 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Jean-Pierre Polnareff
Desired Object: Any record by Miles Davis, but Bitches Brew would be preferable.
Importance: It's not particularly important to him, but Polnareff wants to give it to someone who will count it as a very sentimental piece of home.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

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tonic: (he ate my heart)

[personal profile] tonic 2016-10-17 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Tonika
Desired Object: Something to charge her phone. Either a speaker station powered by batteries or an extended charger.
Importance: Tonika's music and the only few pictures she has of her father are on there. Growing up, Tonika used music to calm herself down during her tumultuous childhood and her father is the only person she feels safe around. Both would be important comfort objects for her to have, as anxious as she is.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

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unholey: (PAT PAT ☠ you were dropped off with)

[personal profile] unholey 2016-10-28 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Pannacotta Fugo
Desired Object: A tri-fold picture frame with three photos in it, as described in this thread.
Importance: All three photos are mementos of friends! Most of which aren't here right now and/or are dead. Making it an object of great sentimental value of Fugo, even though all of the pictures are honestly pretty awful.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Yes, absolutely!

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silvercrusader: smells. it's kind of spicy (Default)

[personal profile] silvercrusader 2016-11-07 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Jean-Pierre Polnareff
Desired Object: An old-fashioned movie projector, along with quite a number of film reels. Said films can be any genre, but I'd like them to be old timey types-- think early 20's, 30's and 40's films.
Importance: I'd like for Polnareff to open a movie theater! Something old fashioned, but definitely something that'll provide entertainment for the whole city!
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!
Edited 2016-12-01 04:12 (UTC)

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[personal profile] sweetsky 2016-11-21 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Ciel Phantomhive
Desired Object: One Bitter Rabbit.
Importance: Lizzie owns one, since Bitter Rabbit resembles Ciel
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!
berrynice: (GET HYPE)

[personal profile] berrynice 2016-12-02 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Holly Kujo
Desired Object: A large kotatsu
Importance: IT'S GONNA BE COLD and also Holly would like a little reminder of her home in Japan.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure.

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[personal profile] lapidarius 2016-12-10 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Noriaki Kakyoin
Desired Object: A handkerchief.
Importance: Slight sentimental value; he wrote a (highly embarrassing and overdramatic) death threat to Jotaro on it and that's part of how they met.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure.

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doreimi: (RAPT ♡ tell me more about dubstep)

[personal profile] doreimi 2016-12-18 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Reimi Sugimoto

Desired Object: DJ equipment for the nightclub she runs! I'm not hoping for anything particularly elaborate, but basically just something that would give them the ability to have slightly more sophisticated music than stereo speakers and a tape deck.

Importance: No particular significance, outside of the fact that she'd like to keep upgrading Egress and evolving it into something vaguely resembling a cool nightlife hotspot for people to frequent.

Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

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[personal profile] callbacks 2016-12-20 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Character Name: Dave Strider
Desired Object: A cardboard cutout of Kotomine Kirei
Importance: If he doesn't have a cardboard cutout of walking Dangan Roleplay meme Kotomine Kirei to decorate for Christmas he will literally die. This is a true and peer reviewed fact and not me making talking sounds out of my butt.
Would you like to include other characters in trade possibilities? Sure!

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