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Based loosely on Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, The Darkest Hour is an Amber campaign following a group of college students at Faiella University. During the day, they live out normal lives, making good grades, exploring the city, finding part-time jobs, and socializing with their fellow students. However, each character has been touched by the Dark Hour, a strange period of time that exists between midnight and 12:01 AM. While most people are ignorant of this period of time—their senses suspended and bodies transmogrified—the characters are dreadfully aware of the world lurking beyond normal perception; a world of darkness, blood, and unspeakable horror. And with this perception comes a heavy burden; the blessing/curse of Persona. Through Persona, each character can access powers and abilities that rival the Elders themselves.

And they’ll need those talents because they aren’t alone in the Dark Hour.

Beneath a greenish moon, Castle Amber is replaced by a cyclopean tower known only as Tartarus. Vile creatures called Shadows emerge from its labyrinthine depths to feed upon the minds of Amber’s helpless citizens. Those unfortunate to be ‘chosen’ are left as soulless husks, victims of the so-called Apathy Syndrome.

Can the players unravel the mysteries of the Dark Hour and Tartarus?

Or will the True City fall from a threat it cannot even see?


RPGs & Video Games: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 & 4, Grim Grimoire, Eberron, Grimm, Kult, Everway, Iron Kingdoms, Exalted

Books: Perdido Street Station, Neverwhere, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, Scar Night, Kushiel’s Dart

Movies: Hellboy I & II, Brotherhood of the Wolf, From Hell, Pan’s Labyrinth, Prince Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle

Game Overview

Posts for the game will be conducted tri-weekly; Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Writing style should be in third-person, limited omniscient. Also, please limit your posts; this will be a slow game, so bunnying is discouraged. Unless you need GM interaction, try to limit yourself to three posts per game-cycle. Unless you have written permission from another PC, do not post their actions or reactions to your character. The same goes for most NPCs, as you can never be sure if you’re actually dealing with the person you think you are. Also, although this is a mature game, please don’t go overboard (you know how college students are, after all). If 'questionable' material appears in a post, please mark it NSFW.

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