1. Where do the escorts live?
On a secret level of the hotel, not accessible by the commonly used elevators for standard guests, the escorts live on "the Black Level" of the hotel. Down from the hallway where the rooms are located, the communal quarters is a fully-functional area that includes a kitchen, media room, several sitting rooms, a small library, as well as the private rooms for the escorts to live in. Each room has a ensuite, television, and internet access.
(Note: It is hotel level but with all the other amenities all on one level so there is no need for the escorts to leave said level. If you are confused, think of it like the Big Brother house but with individual rooms and bathrooms. (And of course, much, much classier.)
2. Can the guests live at the hotel?
Yes. There are fully-serviced apartments that are part of the Ville Rituelle available for purchase. Once someone has bought an apartment, they will then be known as a ‘permanent resident’ of the hotel. Your character can be a resident or a guest, unless it is specifically stated for a pre-made character which of the two it is.
If you want your character to live at the hotel, you need to make a note of it on your application when asked of their role in the RP. Simpy put ’Permanent Resident’. Once your character has been accepted, you are allowed to give us a tour of your character’s apartment by finding photos of the interior and uploading them for everyone to see. You do not need to ask permission to do this. But we only ask you be realistic. The apartment should look like any expensive New York penthouse. Unfortunately, the interior of mansion would not make sense.
3. How does a person become an escort?
Considering the escort service run by the hotel is a very high-class arrangement, those who come to the service are usually people who either feel the role is sexually liberating, or something that worked well for their lifestyle. This is completely up to you if you decide to create an OC.
However, considering this is a high-class escort service, it will not make sense if your character is a drug addict with no where to turn. This is not regular street prostitution. We have made it so Rituelle’s guests and clients will be paying lots of money to spend one night with these beautiful escorts.
Hint: Your character may:
- have a degree in economics from Brown University, but needs a way to pay off his or her student loans.
- be an intelligent, sophisticated individual who suffers from sex addiction, and being an escort is the only way they can satisfy and contain their disorder.
You are allowed to create whatever world for your character that you like. But you must consider that the service will only use people who are well-presented, considering their clientele is New York’s top residents.
4. Can I change a pre-made?
The only things we will allow changes for in a pre-made character are the FC and sexual orientation. That being said, we will need to approve the change before we accept you. The bio and personality have already been decided on. If you see nothing you would like to play, you are more than welcome to create your own escort, staff member, guest or permanent resident.
You are also encouraged to look at our FC suggestions.
5. Must all the action have to happen inside the hotel?
No. You have much freedom when it comes to whichever narratives you wish to pursue. Escorts, staff, and permanent residents are allowed to leave the hotel and roam around the city. Those who are new to the service, and to New York, are free to discover the city all the like.
However, if an escort has an appointment, they must be remember that it is their job, and they must take it seriously. If the heads of the service see an escort partying too much or taking drugs for instance, they will be warned (IC, not OOC) and told to increase performance.
6. This will be my first RP, are there basics I should know about?
- Reblog everything as text.
That way, the dash will always be consistently clean.
- Tagging your conversations by character makes it easier for both you and your partner to navigate and moderate both your character’s interactions and actions. What do we mean by this? For example, if character ‘Claire’ says something she shouldn’t have to your character, and you want to reference this in a para, you will be able to find exactly what she said if you follow your tags.
If you decide to use this method, all you will need to do is create a ‘navigation’ page where you can list the links to your character’s interactions.
Also, it can be a nice way to organize all the content you have posted or reblogged. Tagging the music you reblog as ‘playlist’ or the photos you posted as ‘photo album’ is a good way for people to familiarize themselves your character without going through the all the blog’s pages.
- It is advised you create a Para Guide for your blog so we can monitor your activity.
What’s that? The following points were taken from rach-helps.tumblr which helps players with their RPing. This is a how she has described to create a ‘Para Guide’:
- Have three categories to your guide: Unfinished, finished and ongoing.
- There must be an order to the paras. Make sure to enter a new para at the top and older ones at the bottom so newest paras are at the top of the list.
- Have the title of the para next to the names of the participants. In front of the title, have the date the para started in bold. In the finished section also have the end date.
- Make sure to tag you paras with the title so that you can link the tag in the para guide.
Although this is not mandatory, it is advised you create one considering it will make both our lives easier when it comes checking your activity. We don’t want to miss out on any of your character’s interactions because we had a difficult time trying to find your paras.
- Link the main page on your character’s blog. “Ville Rituelle”, “Rituelle”, or “Main RPG” is fine.
7. I was accepted, what happens now?
Firstly, welcome, and congratulations. Secondly, once you have received the acceptance message, please send in your characters account ASAP so we can notify everyone and add you to both the follow list and the master list. Once you have done this (which should include: setting up your para guide and uploading your bio, linking the main blog and notifying the main page of it’s existence) enable your submit and ask features as well so we can contact you at any time. Perhaps read over the rules again and get started.
Note: If you are still confused about anything, try looking over some of the anon’s we’ve answered. Your question or concern may already have been dealt with.
Feel free to ask us. We’re very friendly and we’ll try our best to help you with anything.