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“Best way to live in California is to be from somewhere else.”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
In every metropolis, there are those searching for a dream. From the bustling commerce of New York City to the glamorous strip of Las Vegas, the inhabitants move with determination and hopelessness. There are no paths to follow, no maps given. This is a struggle for survival in a civilization willing to forget you, filled with wonderful and terrible stories of the privileged to the poorest. Though the prominent cities of the United States once served as destinations for the greatest opportunities, they now pale in comparison to a Californian city that had risen from rags to riches within a century.
Santa Verda depicts a world in which mortals and supernaturals intersect, or never do. The ideas of death personified, of shifting flesh, and the coveted divine remain legends, while Pride reigns over classes in the form of enslavement. Life goes on regardless if you're ready or not. You are free to make your mark in the world or be forgotten, but one thing is for certain:
You are in the City of Truth, where skeletons don't stay hidden.
We are a low/dark fantasy roleplaying environment. Our site’s overall theme is inspired by the “Western gothic” genre. Santa Verda is a populated city rife with luxury and squalor, with a strong religious past and Latin American roots; the rural areas are also steeped in violent history. We are inspired by atmospheres such as Silent Hill, Gotham, Vampire the Masquerade, From Dusk Till Dawn, Breaking Bad, No Country for Old Men and others. F E A T U R E SFlexible Lore Concept
Does your vampire walk in the sun? Maybe your human has just discovered that they have the power to predict the future. Perhaps your angel was born a mortal? Or a lycanthrope descended from an ancient line of shifters? Or do you prefer to keep your human blissfully ignorant and involved in the other vices that Santa Verda provides? From mafias to movie stars, baristas to junkies, your character is another cog in the machine that is Santa Verda. Species lore and history is mostly flexible, and original factions/plot groups are encouraged. We have premade factions for those who would like an alignment. There is no ruling class of any species in Santa Verda so covens, gangs, organizations and more are accepted and may grow to be influential. Sandbox Environment
Your characters can make their marks the way they choose when it comes to plots. We will also be providing events to move your plots along or help them change Santa Verda as a whole. If you wish to keep a completely human storyline, a strictly vampire plot, or a mix is up to you! Life's a beach, so play in the sand.Ability System
Mix and match your own abilities with our extensive list, and earn more as your character develops.
Use points from threads, events, contests, and more to buy business and home subforums, upgrade your character's abilities, and bribe our Mayor and factions in site wide plots. Personal blogs are available for you for character development and other posting wants.
Join our Discord for a couple weeks if you'd like to get a feel for our community.