Welcome to Carina Cove, a Stardew Valley inspired roleplay! We are a friendly community centered around character and story development. The roleplay takes place in the small countryside town of Carina Cove, Washington, named for the lake at its very center. This universe is a time capsule, with limited but growing technology. How will the advance of industry, headed by the Joja Corporation alter the lifestyle of this small town? And is everything truly as it appears? Join us and find out!
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Posted on: Jul 12 2018, 03:33 PM
Harbinger of Shenanigans
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Sebastian Di Mercurio
Summer 16th, Y1
TAGS: @Libra (Tobi) & @Daylily (Lunette)
It was the middle of summer and he was already over it. Despite herbs and berries being prevalent in the sunny seasons, he preferred the colder weather by comparison. To beat the heat, Sebastian soaked some silica crystals in water the night before and packed them in a small fabric tube to wrap around the back of his neck. At least the squishy bandana would make a decent substitute for the trek he made to the library. It would be quite a while before he had built up enough clientele to warrant having the Apothecary open seven days a week. For now he took weekends off and made the most of it by going to a new place in town in order to familiarize himself with the area and its inhabitants.
As much as he loved the place as a tourist, he really didn’t know much as a resident. Eventually he made his way inside the library and took a moment to simply enjoy being in the presence of so many books. He felt at home among the plethora of tomes that cascaded along the walls and toward the ceiling. The soft scent of must from the aged pages held a certain charm that was unlike any other. Next to being surrounded by fresh herbs, this was his second favorite thing he treasured.
He meandered idly for a while, checking out various book titles to see if anything in particular jumped out at him. Sebastian was quick to find an almanac and a science magazine regarding the latest horticulture trend in modern medicine. But his real mission appeared to be turning up fruitless as he scoured the shelves one more time and even checked the Dewey Decimal system near the back. However, the general words or phrases he thought to use when searching for the topic at hand also turned up no tangible results. With a furrow of his brows, he softly shut the small classification drawer and decided to enlist in someone’s help.
With the library being relatively empty, it took him a while of peeking around shelves to eventually find another individual who looked around the same age as himself, however he was several inches taller by comparison.
“Pardon me, you wouldn’t happen to know where I can find some resources that list the current layout of the town, and maybe some historical reference points?”
Posted on: Jul 14 2018, 09:30 PM
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Tobi didn't usually stock shelves, but with vacations and so forth, it became necessary to pitch in. He didn't really mind, though, for it gave him the opportunity to put things back in order and peruse the older tomes that, when out of sight, all too easily slipped out of mind, too. ”...and how awful a thought that is!” he thought to himself, as he replaced a book about the gold rush days and the founding of Carina Cove.
He'd just pulled down the display he'd put up several weeks ago celebrating the history of the town. Being an unofficial local historian, of sorts, he loved to display various newly unearthed nuggets he found about their little town whenever he could.
He also gave walking tours, now and then, around Carina Cove to interested parties.
Thanks to word of mouth, he was doing them frequently now. So much so that he felt it fair to charge $3 per person/$8 per family (up to four persons) for it, and so far people had been happy to pay and the suggestion cards he passed out were, for the most part, either full of praise or held constructive criticisms or interesting ideas for things he could further implement.
He was very encouraged and hoped to use some upcoming vacation time to travel into Bellingham and other areas to see if he might find more tidbits he could add!
It had been a good time for restocking as the library was virtually empty. Just as he was finishing up though, he abruptly knocked his glasses off his head, where he often kept them when not in use, and nearly hit his head on a shelf when he jumped as a voice behind him said, “Pardon me, you wouldn’t happen to know where I can find some resources that list the current layout of the town, and maybe some historical reference points?”
Turning, placing his glasses on his nose where they belonged, he came nearly face to face with a man whose acquaintance he had not made previously. And Tobi made it his business to know everyone in town. He quickly surmised this person must either be a tourist, up for the summer sightseeing, or a new transplant to the town, of which there had been several as of late.
Putting on his best smile to cover his consternation, he answered in his proper British accent, “Good afternoon! I'm Tobias Schein, head librarian, here. Perhaps I could be of service?”
Posted on: Jul 17 2018, 03:22 PM
Stay hydrated this summer!
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It wasn't often that Lunette genuinely found herself bored with a romance novel, but this one definitely embodied the very meaning of the word dull. How many times did the author think she had to remind the reader that the protagonist was breathtakingly beautiful? The flowery descriptions of the woman's "azure orbs" and "porcelain skin" seemed to go on for entire chapters, and even Lunette had had enough of it. When did the handsome male love interest come in? When did we get to learn more about him?
The last of her resolve slipping away, Lunette finally gave up and set the book aside with a sigh. She'd hoped she would find a good book to entertain her until the newest summer releases hit the shelves, but she'd been having horrid luck. She briefly considered checking out the terrible book, just to show it off to a friend so they could both complain about how badly written it was, but she resisted the temptation. She liked to believe that every novel deserved a fair chance, after all, and who knew? Perhaps there was someone out there who actually enjoyed this kind of droll prose.
It was then a few softly spoken words drifted from around the corner... someone asking about the town layout? Oh, oh, oh! Lunette knew all about where to find everything in the town! She spent so much time aimlessly wandering about, she was sure she could tell anyone where to find anything. She also thought she heard something about historical landmarks - or something like that - but either way, her curiosity got the better of her. Doing her best to seem inconspicuous, she crept over to a nearby shelve and peered past the books.
Mr. Schein was there, ever the dutiful librarian, offering his services to a very handsome man that Lunette didn't recognize. He had to be new in town! Why else would he be asking about maps or anything like that? Perhaps he was a scholar? Someone on the hunt for some ancient mystery hidden away in Carina Cove? Ohh, how exciting! Lunette resisted the urge to jump around the corner and introduce herself, instead opting to remain hidden, watching the exchange and waiting for the perfect moment to make her appearance.
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