Welcome to Brookhaven!

We are a steampunk fantasy multifandom that is set in an original world inspired by Howl's Moving Castle and Warcraft. We welcome both canons and original characters. There are a lot of plot opportunities and potential for characters involving social status, politics, day to day living, and adventures both in the city and outside in the wild lands beyond its borders.



Site News. New default skin 29 May!

The plot hub is pretty much set up and the new system for sub-forums is going into play soon. You'll have 6 months to get at least 10 active or completed threads in sub-boards in order to save them. Next activity check is going on in just a few days, and it's the last one where more lax terms are applied. The one in July will start to enforce the 3 posts per character a month rule, so please keep that in mind when getting to posts!

A newsletter that outlines all these changes and asks for feedback will be going up shortly.

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Site Info
All site information can be found inside here. There's a sub-forum for site announcements as well.
Subforums: Announcements & News

13 14 Jul 18 2016, 07:36 PM
In: Discord Chat
By: Tris
Ask Box
This board is guest friendly - ask questions, give feedback or suggestions, and the like here.
Subforums: Answered

7 8 Jun 10 2016, 11:01 AM
In: Thinking With Portals
By: Seren
 

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Characters
Post your bios here. There's no approval process, so you can start posting immediately after! Bios are moved from this section once a day or so, and sorted to the canon or original sub-boards found inside.
Subforums: Canons, Originals, WIP

126 13 Aug 27 2016, 03:25 PM
In: Almasy, Seifer
By: Kelli
 

   Plot Hub
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Plot Central
Plot Central is where you'll come to plan out all your plots - group, sitewide, and individual alike. There are sub-forums for those, want ads, and plotters found inside.
Subforums: Plotters, Individual & Group Plots, Player Run Events, Staff Run Events, Want Ads & Other Requests, Brainstorming, Lore

24 77 Aug 14 2016, 03:46 PM
In: Hopeless Wanderer
By: Laura
Extras
In here you'll find areas for trackers, development forums, and wants & limits.
Subforums: Trackers, Development

68 81 Aug 6 2016, 06:45 PM
In: Laura's Tracker
By: Laura
Roleplay
This section contains the rapid-fire section [canon to the board and counts toward activity] and the AU rp sections [non-canon & does not count toward activity].
Subforums: Rapid-Fire, AU Roleplay

2 20 Jul 7 2016, 07:35 PM
In: A Little Gift (aleks)
By: Devika Narang
 

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Upper City
The upper city floats a good quarter mile [1320 ft] up from the original city - now known as the lower city. It is not as bright and welcoming as it once was, with tarnish showing if one looks closely, but the colors are still far more brilliant and eye-catching than anything found below. Brilliant crimson and golds shine from almost every building, and the castle rises above them all. It has been restored to its former glory, as have the buildings nearest to it.

Everything here is showy and all about appearance - the upper class and nobility make their homes here and rare descend to the lower city unless absolutely necessary. Shops and inns are common, as are cafes and expensive restaurants. Homes range from tiny flats that still have all the latest gadgets to sprawling mansions that have more space than the owners know what to do with.

Aether is the primary power source and it rarely fails - even when it does, only one or two buildings suffer the loss as everything is run on small, individual aether generators that the owners pay for. Aether also powers the massive engines that keep the city afloat and the more magical side of it keeps them cool and silent as well as running smoothly - those living in the city hardly realize they're atop a giant ship, aside from the spectacular view.

Subforums: Alderwood Keep, Judicial Buildings, Brookhaven Hospital, Airfield, Torchwood

23 179 Aug 26 2016, 08:15 PM
In: Hunting Down Evil (jack Wes...
By: Nadir Khan
Businesses
There is quite a variety of businesses in Upper City. One can find anything from a sweets shop to a custom clothing outlet and there are several aether-shops that enhance or alter one's appearance. The more serious businesses can be found throughout upper city as well - offices for lawyers, businessmen who own multiple locations, and everything in between. There is a square toward the center of the businesses, with several permanent stall shops where one can buy trinkets, blown glass figurines, jewelry, and fresh sweets. On the weekends the wealthier of the farmers set up shop to sell their finest goods.
Subforums: Lecter Psychiatry, 221B Baker, Gallagher's, Faolain Armory, Arcane Wonders, Gold's Pawn, Brookhaven Public Library, Fairy Tale Diner, Magic and Masquerades, Chilton Counseling, Bits & Bobs Fashion, Dresden's Office, Frost, Mangled Music, Infernum

49 348 Aug 12 2016, 06:58 PM
In: Enjoy The Silence [belle]
By: Belle French
Residences
The homes and hotels of the upper city are all run on aether-tech. They range from modest [but still expensive] flats to grand manors that stretch an entire city block. There are long and short term hotels, all with the best the Upper City can offer.
Subforums: Silver Dreams

3 26 Jul 29 2016, 03:03 PM
In: The Morning After (hal)
By: Tom McNair
 

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Lower City
The original city, now found a quarter mile below what many consider the 'true' city, is where many of the hardworking middle and lower class make their homes. There are quite a few shops and inns, a few taverns, and many neighborhoods that range from middle income families to those below the poverty line.

Crime is fairly common in the factory district, and not uncommon in some of the business areas, though it's far more common in the darkest of the areas, where the shadows from above block out the most direct of the light all day long, leaving night pitch black.

The air is fairly choked with smog - the factories work 24/7 and produce quite a lot of smoke and foul smelling liquids, which aren't always properly disposed of. The smoke, in particular, spreads to the other areas. Only a good long rain [which isn't uncommon] clears the air - and only for a few hours at a time.

The lower city runs mainly on electricity and it's fairly unreliable - especially during bad weather. Blackouts [and brownouts] are common, and those who can afford it have backup generators that use aether. They use them as sparingly as possible due to the cost of aether-generators [they must be maintained monthly and cost a hefty sum to repair and maintain], so many times residents go without power til the electricity can be restored.

Subforums: Platform of Portals, Medical Center, Brookhaven Military Base, Brookhaven Prison, Factory District

27 152 Aug 13 2016, 12:04 AM
In: Adrift [open]
By: Erik
Businesses
There are many businesses in Lower City. They range from bakeries to smithies and everything in between. There are some restaurants and cafes, though they are more uncommon in this portion of the city than Upper. There is a square set up right in the center of what many people consider the business district and stalls often sell various goods. Every weekend there is a farmer's market.
Subforums: Oakwood Theater, Original Sin, Bake 'n Flake, Ink and Quill, Oakenshield Smithy, Blasphemy

34 120 Aug 19 2016, 12:08 AM
In: Where's Your Head At?
By: Erik
Residences
The residences of Lower City range as widely as those in Upper. They are not as fancy or expensive however, and while there are a few scattered mansions, most of the houses are modest. Flats and apartments are common, as they are cheap to rent and maintain. There are occasional inns, though they tend to be run down and somewhat seedy looking. Those homes closest to the transport to Upper City are in slightly better repair than elsewhere.
Subforums: Shining Knight Inn

8 79 Aug 18 2016, 09:00 AM
In: A Long Day (Erik)
By: Nadir Khan
 

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Outskirts
The outskirts of Brookhaven don't really fit with either the upper or lower city - they are free of the smog and sit further back in rolling hills that the majority of the lower city is built on. They are run on an equal mixture of electricity and aether and there are parks and shops spread through the trees that can be found there. The elves and lycanthrope prefer this area to either of the 'main' cities and many can be found here after work. Some actually make their homes here.

They are the last of the city before the farmlands start, and much of the scarring the lower city and bits of the upper city show is absent here - nature has done a good job hiding any damage.

Subforums: Rosewood Park, Wind in the Willows Park

4 20 Yesterday at 06:44 pm
In: A Reunion (hannibal)
By: Hannibal Lecter
Businesses
The businesses are just as different as the homes - some are built into the hills while others are built in and around the trees. The businesses here tend to focus more on natural crafts and goods, rather than things one can find in the other two areas of the city.
Subforums: Avengers Manor, Brookhaven Animal Rescue & Adoptions, Brookhaven Boarding School & Continuing Education, Arkham Psychiatric Hospital

15 63 Aug 6 2016, 12:59 AM
In: New Recruits [open]
By: Mindy Macready
Residences
The residences in this area are nestled among the hills that make up the outskirts. They range from tiny flats to estates that spread almost to the farmlands. Many are built into or around the trees and some are even built into the hillside and the few caves found in the area. The wide variety of homes draw in many different races, though the most common are elves and lycanthropes.
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Farmlands
The farmlands stretch for a good few miles beyond the city. While they've lost many of their other cities and towns, the land remains fertile and those who live in the forests or rolling farmlands have escaped most of the devastation of the wars.

There are missing farmers now though, and some of the land is open for new owners - the city needs the crops and products they provide.

Subforums: Windy Oaks Farms, Tranquility Acres, Avant Gardens

3 15 Jun 29 2016, 12:56 PM
In: A Perfect Evening (renly)
By: Corymbus
Villages
The villages sit between the farmlands and the forests, circling around them just as the farmlands do the city. There are four, and they are not yet named, aside from the points on the compass - North, South, East, and West Villages.

Each has a different feel. North draws in the wealthy of the other cities who have not yet made it to Brookhaven [or have lost the majority of their fortunes]. West draws in the crafters and engineers who have been displaced but have no interest in Brookhaven proper. South draws in the artists and musicians. And East draws in those interested in nature, growing things, and the magical side of aether.

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Blackwood Forest
Blackwood Forest is made up of many different types of trees and is a dense and dark forest the further in you travel. While there are paths through, no settlements remain beyond to make the trip worthwhile. Still, some wish to go back to see if they can salvage anything from their old homes and risk the trip.

The paths are dangerous, with thieves and cutthroats lurking just out of sight - enough still travel this way to make it worthwhile. In addition, there are hidden clearings where cabins and other buildings serve as hideouts for many sorts who do not wish to live in the city.

6 42 Jun 26 2016, 11:19 AM
In: Know Your Quarry [leo]
By: Leonidas Gallo
 

   OOC
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Chat
Come here to chat with everyone OOC. There's sub-boards for forum games [IC and OOC] and absences. Everything else can go in the main board here.
Subforums: Games, Graphics, Absences

16 367 Aug 22 2016, 04:23 PM
In: Soundtracks Of Their Lives
By: Kelli
Advertisements + Affiliation
Please post your ad in the correct sub-forum inside. If you'd like to affiliate with us, there's a pinned thread in this board for you to reply to. Thanks for visiting!
Subforums: First Link, Link Back

194 20 Yesterday at 04:02 pm
In: Lochland Grove[jcink]
By: LG Team
 

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