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Banner by the ever-so-blonde [The Blonde Witch] :D

In the middle of the English countryside, nestled in the middle of forest covered hills, almost completely surrounded by a clear, running river and accessible only by a single, winding road, is Bethlem.

Bethlem Mental Institute, a self-sufficient asylum, designed so that the outside world could forget about its existence – about the existence of the mentally insane patients imprisoned within. And it did.

In the lower levels of the asylum, that descend deep within the earth; something was awoken. And from that day onwards, a shadow hung over Bethlem. What was once the institute at the forefront of scientific discovery fell into slow decay. As time passed, what had been awoken deep within the building grew stronger, and festered, and fed.

Its influence spread, communications to the outside world ceased. And everyone forgot about Bethlem.

Occasionally, a new patient arrived, destined to live out the remainder of their days behind the slow, crumbling walls of the asylum. Their well-intentioned relatives could never quite remember the name of the asylum where they had left their loved one, but they were sure it was top class. And gradually, they forgot they’d even got a brother, or a son, or a cousin tucked away in some forsaken institute.

Your arrival is one of several, even as they leave down the winding road which will take them back to civilisation, the name of the asylum is slipping from the memory of those who brought you.

Welcome to Bethlem, prison of the forgotten. Your neighbour is insane, nothing better can be said of yourself. And you may find that your stay will be very short, for in the depths the creature stirs.

Case Files * Schizophrenia


1. No power playing. A first post displaying power playing will be deleted, and you will be warned. A second post of the same nature will get you banned from the RP.

2. Your character is not God. They cannot block or dodge every attack, and they are not invincible. Your character's knowledge is limited to what they have been told. You must be able to understand that just because you know something doesn’t mean your character does.
3. No chatspeak or leet talk in the RP. Decent grammar and spelling are also required. If you’re unsure of a spelling, invest in a dictionary. Small mistakes are tolerable, but don’t be offended if someone else fixes a spelling in your post.

4. If you don’t give other people a chance to respond to your post, you don’t stay. You must appreciate that not everyone is online at the same time, and give the time to respond. Don't give characters something to respond to, and then make ten more posts so there's no point in the responding. If you do this, you will be asked to stop. If you continue you will be asked to leave.

5. Please tell us in a comment on the RP or a message if you will be away from Elftown for any length of time. If you are on Elftown, but inactive in the RP for more than a week, we will contact you via a message. If, after another week, you have not become active again, your character will be written out. Of course, if there is a reason for your absence from the RP, we will be more obliging. But please inform us somehow of your absence and whether you intend to return, and when. 

6. It's essential that you are prepared to allow your character to get hurt. Possibly severely hurt. If you don't like the idea of your character being injured, go away.

7. This is more of a suggestion than a rule, but spread the insanity-wiki love and give Alexa's Project a visit. Very interesting. :D

So you want to sign up? The bio form can be found on the character bios page (Case Files). RP will take place on Schizophrenia.

Run by [iippo] & [SilverFire].

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2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: New game. :O

2008-11-06 [Aradon Templar]: I think I shall sit this one out. I am not so good at the whole insanity deal. Or RPing in general :P

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: You could play a sane character who got sent to the asylum for some dark reason! :O

That's fine, but I command you to advertise on our behalf! XP

2008-11-06 [Aradon Templar]: That I may actually be interested :P And I shall advertise at your insistence.

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: Of course it would be interesting! :P

Thanks. :3

2008-11-06 [Delladreing]: Insanity, aahh I know it well, sign me up again :P

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: You never signed up last time you bads person! XP

2008-11-06 [Delladreing]: Well I was a part of Cthulhu, and that's insanity too :P

2008-11-06 [NOOOPE]: Ooo! I saw this a while ago and wished it was open! Sweet! I'll whip up something!

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: W00t! XP

Dela: troofax. :3

2008-11-06 [NOOOPE]: Question first! You wouldn't have criminally insane people here, right? In my city, we have two mental institutions, one for walk in patients and another for criminals.

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: yes, but the criminally insane are locked up tight in the basement where no one ever dare go.

2008-11-06 [NOOOPE]: So they'd probably not get much action, I'm guessing?

2008-11-06 [Duke Devlin]: Oooo! :D I'm happy for my characters to get hurt! >:D *runs away to character page*

2008-11-06 [SilverFire]: No, not really, M!. :P Sorry.

2008-11-06 [NOOOPE]: 'S ok. I'll keep thinkin'.

2008-11-06 [Aradon Templar]: Fie, you've already taken the character Raphael :P

2008-11-06 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: Ooooooh, I rather like this! :D

2008-11-06 [Hiro Kitaki]: intresting...a creature huh?

2008-11-06 [Aradon Templar]: Also, has there been a format change? I recall there being a sane section of this RP, Alucinorium or something similar, but mention of it has been erased :P Is it being dropped for continuity's sake? And will we still be periodically going insane, etc?

Edit: Upon further research, the insane section is different, too. Perhaps I am jumping to conclusions :P

2008-11-06 [Evolution X]: Interesting... might join this.

2008-11-06 [moira hawthorne]: wanted to share this with you Bedlam Boys... and the lyrics..

2008-11-07 [SilverFire]: Templar, we got rid of the dual pages because the fewer pages, the more likely the RP to survive, it seems. *clickes the yootoob linkage*

2008-11-07 [Aradon Templar]: Yeah, I agree. I think switching back and forth was a bit of a hassle, and made it harder to check on earlier events. Are we still going to have periods where everyone simply goes insane, like switching to the insane page, or are we generally all just going to be mentally unstable all the time?

2008-11-07 [Crankychangeling]: This looks quite interesting.  

2008-11-07 [Ms. Steel]: Is there a pending deadline for character submissions?

2008-11-07 [Evolution X]: Sent my character to Silverfire! Hope he's up to scratch.

2008-11-07 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: Same here! No one has sent me a reply... o_o'

2008-11-07 [Evolution X]: Wanna see mine?... my character I mean

2008-11-07 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: Yush!

2008-11-07 [Evolution X]: WOOT! Sending it in messages

2008-11-07 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: Okay! Wanna see mine? :D

2008-11-07 [Evolution X]: Yes please ^_^

2008-11-07 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: YAY!

2008-11-08 [SilverFire]: No, Ixel, there's no deadline as such, but we'll close entry when we get 6-8 decent characters, and you should so sign up! I miss you. :) To everyone who's sent in bios, thanks, we've got them, but have still to read them (I went home this weekend and computer access is very limited) we hope to get through them on Monday.

2008-11-09 [Duke Devlin]: Awhhh you guys are so efficient and professional-like. :)

2008-11-09 [Evolution X]: I DENY ALL!

2008-11-09 [Aradon Templar]: I think they've had a lot of practice at sorting and processing materials after their work with the RP tourney :P

2008-11-10 [Avatar15]: :O Oh my. This sounds amazing... I might join.

2008-11-10 [Ms. Steel]: Thanks, Silvie! I miss playing with you, too! I'mma working on it. :-)

2008-11-10 [SilverFire]: Wheeee! ^^

2008-11-12 [The Blood Angel]: I'm so tempted

2008-11-13 [SilverFire]: Hokae, people who's bios have been accepted, you need to make a decision (and tell me what you decide, too :P): do you want your character to be a new arrival, or to have been in the asylum a while? Lemme know asap, so we can start... asap. :P

2008-11-13 [The Black Cat in Your Path]: Mine's gonna have been there a while, I think. At least a few weeks. *nods*

2008-11-13 [Evolution X]: Mine's been here roughly two months I'd say... Is that ok?

2008-11-13 [SilverFire]: Yup, that's fine, both of you. :)

2008-11-13 [Aradon Templar]: I think it is pretty much decided that mine will be a new arrival, yes?

2008-11-13 [Ms. Steel]: hmm, I suppose I just assumed she'd been there for at least a little while. A few months, maybe. Three?

2008-11-30 [NOOOPE]: Well, I'm heading off now. Be back in 7-8 hours.

2008-11-30 [Ms. Steel]: Have a safe trip.

And I won't be back until Monday.

2008-11-30 [Crankychangeling]: Yey, for traveling back to school for two weeks of finals and performances. -_- 

2008-11-30 [Duke Devlin]: Ew. I'm glad my college is only about an hour away. oO

2008-11-30 [SilverFire]: By college/school though, they mean Uni, though, I think.

2008-11-30 [Duke Devlin]: I guess so. :P That would probably make more sense. :P

2008-12-01 [Ms. Steel]: Just visting family for Thanksgiving. Crummy driving weather, though. Wintry mix, pouring rain. :-I

I graduated from college five years ago, but the school was only a little over an hour away, though, barring any traffic complications.

2009-05-13 [Evolution X]: Sooooo... *looks around*

2009-05-14 [SilverFire]: Gimmie two weeks whilst I die in a corner then we'll get going again.

2009-05-14 [Evolution X]: Ah, good good

2009-05-14 [Delladreing]: *waiting with the defibrillator* :D

2009-05-15 [Duke Devlin]: :) Can't wait. :)
Exams? :(

2009-05-15 [Evolution X]: I do right now... *whines softly* Stoopid exams

2009-05-16 [Duke Devlin]: I have mine starting in June. :( But my art course deadline is in a week or so.

2009-05-16 [SilverFire]: Mine are all over by the 1st, but next week I have Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nine o'clock exams.

2009-05-16 [Duke Devlin]: EWWWW! *feels for you* :( Good luck though. :) <3

2009-05-31 [Draugluin]: For the first time in a very long time I have no exams =)

2009-05-31 [Delladreing]: Same. My God...I have time...

2009-05-31 [Aradon Templar]: Ah, I don't have any excuse, but I haven't been checking ET very much at all for the past month. My apologies >.> I am free for the summer currently, though, so the 'no excuse' thing holds for at least until August. Feel free to harass me across any means of communication :P (Silbee has my MSN)

2009-06-02 [Duke Devlin]: XD Awhhh you seem so apologetic. :P

2009-06-02 [Evolution X]: *flapples at Ardon* DAMMIT I LIKE THIS RP! GRAWR!

2009-06-03 [Ms. Steel]: Ha ha ha...flapples...

2009-07-06 [Evolution X]: this keeps stopping and starting...

2009-07-06 [Duke Devlin]: Whut? Bethlem? Yeah, but I think it's down to some people just not posting for a while. =/ Well, people do have lives. :P

2009-07-06 [Evolution X]: poot... playing Harvey can mean I rely on other people to drag me away in order for me to actually participate.

2009-07-06 [Duke Devlin]: Not so! :) You could give an introspective post. You could have him watch the others, but remain apart from them. You could describe his nerves of being in the place. You could give small clues on how he sees the world, how he thinks. All sorts. :P ANYTHING to bring life! :D

2009-07-06 [Crankychangeling]: I should probably let you guys know...... I sent a message to both Silverfire and Iippo. I want to pull Caroline out. If they don't write her out soon then I'll write her out myself. Sorry.

2009-07-06 [Evolution X]: I dunno if they're still here even...

2009-07-06 [Duke Devlin]: Awhhh that's a shame. :(
Evo: Who? :O

2009-07-07 [Evolution X]: Ippo abd Silverfire

2009-07-07 [Delladreing]: They are still on ET, just both very very busy individuals.

2009-07-07 [Duke Devlin]: Exactly! :)

2009-07-09 [iippo]: Is it a hurry Cranks? Because we're kind of working it into the plot in a sensible way, but obviously the plot isn't moving muchos. We can always just have the nurses come round and ask her to come outside for a moment and then she's just never seen again, but that would be... well, weird. But you're not expected to post while waiting for her to be taken out, if that's what you're worried over.

2009-07-10 [Crankychangeling]: It's really not a hurry. But I'd still like to pull her out.

2009-07-10 [Duke Devlin]: ...I must say that I agree... It would be a bit weird, and messy plot-wise if she just vanished. :(

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