[The Endless Forest Rumor Mill]

What is this?
A place for you to post rumors you want other ocs to know about your ocs.
Posts may be IC, ooc/informational or a mix. Whatever works for you!
This blog and account are owned by wormwoods.

Who can post here?
Anyone and everyone who's got an original character that they roleplay and who is a part of this community in some way.
This is a community tool.

What can be posted here?
All kinds of rumors may be posted here (and tracks are welcome). This blog is for posting anything you want other ocs to know about yours.
Any ic rumors posted on this blog become common knowledge, though, so be careful what you post!

Some examples:
"My character, [name], is searching for an apprentice."
"[Name] was overheard talking about a suspicious portal that opened in the birch last night."
A note pinned beneath a stone in the ruins reads, "Useful charms and crafts for sale. Visit [name] for more information."
"[Name] has been wreaking havoc lately. He's destroyed a burrow and frightened [other character name]."
Rumors pertaining to character plots and not directly to your character themselves (such as "the air feels heavy lately" or "there are strange scorchmarks near the pond") are also welcome.

Creativity is encouraged. If you think of another way to spread a rumor, go for it.

Your post does not have to be in character or extremely detailed. Just want everyone to know your character's a healer? Feel free to post that.

Do rumors have to be true?
No. Rumors may be all true, partially true or not true at all. It's your choice!
However, you're encouraged to note that a rumor is false so other players know what they're getting into.

How can my character hear a rumor found here?
If it's been posted in a comment on here, your character can know about it.
Word spreads fast in a small forest.

But if you'd like a specific ic reason, the character attached to this picto is a terrible gossip and gives out juicy tidbits--for a price, of course.
Give him a couple gifts and he'll tell your character a rumor or three. Rumors about your character are also accepted currency.
Anything that feels like a sacrifice to your character (big or small) will be accepted.
His name is Eyes and he looks however you think he should look.




Rules
Please read these before posting.



1. You may only post rumors about your own ocs. Rumors involving other characters are allowed, but you must get the EXPLICIT permission of the player(s) before posting. All rumors must center on your own ocs.

2. Rumors containing dark or adult content are allowed, but you must put a warning at the top of your post. Specific content warnings (ex. heavy violence, gore, trauma) in addition to the above are encouraged. Please use discretion when you post here. Here is a simple code for a warning:
<font size="5" color="red">NSFW content ahead</font>
which displays as: NSFW content ahead

3. All rumors posted here are common knowledge. That means any character at all could know the information you've chosen to post. Please keep private rumors or rumors you want to control the spread of to private rps.

4. Rumors posted here without other details are passed by general word of mouth, but again, creativity is encouraged. Maybe your rumor is an advertisement posted on a tree near the pond? Perhaps your character's been seen talking to someone and a couple words were overheard? Be as creative or simplistic as you like.

5. Check the date a rumor was posted before using it. Some rumors may be old and outdated. Of course, an oc hearing an old and untrue rumor might be part of the fun!

6. Try to use the add new comment button, not the reply button. Unfortunately, replying to a comment prevents the poster from editing it. The add new comment button is at the bottom of this blog entry.

7. No drama. If problems arise, please talk in private. Thank you!
lemon's picture

They say a blind doe is

They say a blind doe is excellent with treating physical wounds, and can even stitch larger cuts if need be.

It's also said she is in contact with the spirit realm and can contact souls of the departed.

Both of these services are offered for only a bit of kindness in exchange.
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Chromai's picture

The Winged cannot fly,

The Winged cannot fly, contrary to her appearance. But she does have some interesting tales, and she is able to create many things with her strong, human-like hands.
ShrinkingRose's picture

Rumour has it that Nathaniel

Rumour has it that Nathaniel is obscenely wealthy.
During his quarrel with Enchante in the Forest, 'money', 'mansion' and 'valuable items' had been mentioned over and over again. The two were loud, thus could have been overheard.


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Kamaya's picture

Since a certain time now,

Since a certain time now, some have been talking about a child, apparently left alone at a trio of trees near the Crying Idol at the very heart of the Forest, right in front of the Birch Forest. Whether or not this child does have a family is unknown, but some say this little being was left by the Twin Gods because of the very strange calming and divine-like aura surrounding them. The child is calm and silent and is said to be of good company, patiently sitting by your side as if you were a miracle they were awaiting.

Another rumor has it that they give you luck if you keep them company long enough (But that's not really true).
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Verdalas's picture

"He is looking very tired

"He is looking very tired lately. They say he's not supposed to leave, or he'll be punished."
HoneyDiva's picture

;j

;j
Wendingo's picture

The Bestowed is clearly from

The Bestowed is clearly from a different land, just judging by his gait, manner of speech, and odd customs--not that he'll tell you much about it. Go ahead, ask.



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Wyldflower's picture

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By Draak
Chromai's picture

we should bring this back! i

we should bring this back! i loved this

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A tale has been making the rounds, whispered by fawn-children to scare and delight. A monster roams the forest - word has it that its eyes glow in the dark like will-o-wisp wraiths, it can poison great beasts with just one bite, and its blood can make them immortal.

But of course, this is just a rumour... right?
Heldoryn's picture

I love this

I love this

Yngve's picture

A rumor spread in the dark

A rumor spread in the dark corners of the forest, that a beast has returned.


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Heldoryn's picture

Some say the sphinx got her

Some say the sphinx got her scar in a fight with a deer she tried to take down.
(Not true at all. She got the scar in a flight, a tree branch sliced her face open... At least that's what she claims)

Wyldflower's picture

Those who wander the boundary

Those who wander the boundary of life and death seem drawn to the pale stag. It is clear he can see ghosts, spirits and apparitions and undeniable that a strong connection to the dead is possessed. The extent of this ability is left for each individual to ponder as the creature dislikes direct curiosity from strangers, often hiding himself away in the quiet corners of the forest. However on occasion a stray, translucent dragonfly can be seen surveying the endless surrondings. If chased they often disappear into nothingness though if an individual takes a more discreet approach can be followed in a direction that will undeniably lead to the stag.

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The shapeshifter is a wanderer, often disappearing from the forest for long periods of time simply to travel. Upon her return she may posses tales that can intrigue and plant seeds of wanderlust in the mind. Tales are not all she carries and can often be seen with unusual trinkets, foodstuffs, materials and if one is willing to poke they may be able to arrange the acquisition of just about anything - legal or illicit. She'll want a suitable trade however, preferring oddities and items of interest over mere value.
Her years have also taught her how to heal and has already made use of this on some of the forest's residents, their words spreading this into the realms of common knowledge. If a wound is troubling you her talents may be of use.


By Draak
OshiBoo's picture

A rumor abounds of a small

A rumor abounds of a small child, is she a dragon or a phoenix? They can't decide but her extravagant feathers must have magical properties. Just burn them to ash and add to water, surely all your dreams will come true with this magic brew.
what they don’t mention is the curse that follows….


i totally forgot about this omg ty
tossercook's picture

Rumour is that there is a

Rumour is that there is a strange Light floating throughout the forest. Some say it's a soul of someone who is lost.

In addition, a strange Dark Being has entered the forest, some believe in search of "deals".

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CydaLuva83's picture

An amphibian at the pond has

An amphibian at the pond has gained sentience and started a gospel band. Recently they released a new music video about TEF's rumor mill, somehow, and it has been uploaded to the world wide comm for us to enjoy.
I have the... um, honour, of delivering the music video. Here ya go

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paperflesh's picture

Some have heard that this

Some have heard that this unusual child lays alone and sometimes turns into a small turquoise wolverine.
Heldoryn's picture

Some Forest creatures have

Some Forest creatures have claimed to stumble upon an odd being. It seems to roam the forest at night and hide somewhere in the ruins in the day. Nobody knows that it is, or who it is, but one thing is clear: it's presence is eerie and unsettling. Some say its feathers have weird properties...

ShrinkingRose's picture

There has been a rumour going

There has been a rumour going around the Forest, that a strange tarry looking patch has appeared at the fallen log, close to the Big Oak Tree. However, it actually isn't tar. The soil at that spot has turned completely black and sandy. A stronger wind can carry the tiny grains deeper into the Forest. No plants grow there and if there are any plants they are completely dry and crumbled. Some say the roots of the Oak are getting old and bad, others swear they saw similar black soil in the Birch Forest that strangely resembled footprints of a canine.
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Zergarikiaka's picture

Rumor tells of an ancient and

Rumor tells of an ancient and frightening being cultivating haunted pumpkins for the upcoming fall season. The actual nature of these pumpkins is up for debate, but they have indeed been spotted growing alongside the poppy patches of the ruins, causing room for speculation.

She is as beautiful as she is

She is as beautiful as she is deadly. Black and blue. Hot and cold. Life and death. Much like the goddess who shares her name, she spreads chaos and violence wherever she walks. The last cries of a lamb, the last spurts of blood pooling on the wet earth. It is a role she plays well, and it is not uncommon for her very name to strike fear into the hearts of many.

But, have you heard? Have you heard how soft she can be? How vulnerable, how naive?

But perhaps, most importantly of all, have you heard how she is the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen?
Spirituelle's picture

...busted


...busted
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Few have interacted with this

Few have interacted with this new creature. She has just arrived in the forest, after vanishing from a village, covered with remains of a raid she performed on her own worshippers in Japan. The stench follows her and those near her would smell the remnants, even though she bathed in the pond. Might see some of the remains washed off there, stuck on leaves and rocks. She's going to stay here a while, might as well check her out and find out who she is.

Some may have seen, and yet

Some may have seen, and yet still see, the Demon Doe. Walking the banks of the river, collecting herbs and various plants. She has set up a small space for her in the thin trees nearby. Anyone walking by can see signs of a small camp fire, stone cups and bowls and pouches and woven baskets full of herbs. Within her tree's hollow, one can see various bottles of brown liquids. Other times she is seen with another, collecting scraps of body parts into a pile with other herbs and things.

Some say they have seen her talking to herself. Others call her a witch, watching her spout a small green flame against a stone cup of odd liquid. Some think she's simply mad.

The truth, as those with the special sight can tell, is she is preparing young spirits to move on to their next life. She will escort a soul to a newly pregnant doe and let them go to their new developing body. Or, in the case of the collecting of the natural materials, she is bringing a new life forward with a magically created body instead of sending them to a natural one, a sort of rebirth-resurrection.

Whatever the whispers are about what she's up to, she pays them no mind, truth or false. She has a job to do, and willingly listens to any able to pay the right price.

Some may have seen, and yet

Some may have seen, and yet still see, the Demon Doe. Walking the banks of the river, collecting herbs and various plants. She has set up a small space for her in the thin trees nearby. Anyone walking by can see signs of a small camp fire, stone cups and bowls and pouches and woven baskets full of herbs. Within her tree's hollow, one can see various bottles of brown liquids. Other times she is seen with another, collecting scraps of body parts into a pile with other herbs and things.

Some say they have seen her talking to herself. Others call her a witch, watching her spout a small green flame against a stone cup of odd liquid. Some think she's simply mad.

The truth, as those with the special sight can tell, is she is preparing young spirits to move on to their next life. She will escort a soul to a newly pregnant doe and let them go to their new developing body. Or, in the case of the collecting of the natural materials, she is bringing a new life forward with a magically created body instead of sending them to a natural one, a sort of rebirth-resurrection.

Whatever the whispers are about what she's up to, she pays them no mind, truth or false. She has a job to do, and willingly listens to any able to pay the right price.
paperflesh's picture

Near the warm tree trunks

Near the warm tree trunks lies a small pup. She is gaining strength, but problems with the eyes prevent her from moving around the forest. Perhaps she is waiting for someone's help?..

Deep in the ruins lies a

Deep in the ruins lies a strange little fawn, who wears not a mask and her words are all wrong.

She's spotted in the dead of the night when you sleep, but it's her pelt that is stranger to us all who speak.

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Back during the Rut of 2018,

Back during the Rut of 2018, a young pup appeared, claiming to be an expert in medicine. She's been laying low since then, living in her den near the border of the Birch Forest. Despite her young age, she indeed seems to know a lot about healing wounds and curing illnesses as well as helping with sleeping issues and aches. She is willing to take care of anyone who needs her help. For a price, of course.
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