The Selection- Official RP

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Original Idea by @Skyler2 and @Megan that @Madilnel and I are rebooting

Illea was built on the ashes of the former United States, which was destroyed after losing World War III to China. The resulting country (the American State of China) rebuffed an invasion from Russia which led the entire area of North America to be led by one man: George Illea. George declared himself king and Illea was born. Illea spans from the bottom tip of Central America all the way up to the northernmost parts of Canada. It is cut up into 18 provinces, some named after their old names (ex. Carolina is named after South and North Carolina) and some are more difficult to figure out.

After the war, a society was formed putting people in castes. Castes are what separates the different kinds of people and your social ranking in the world. Illea is divided up into 8 different castes. Once you are born into your caste, you are destined to your caste and the only way you can move is through marriage or through the selection.


Castes

Ones: Royalty and Religious Figures

Twos: Celebrities, Athletes, Pop Stars, Politicians, and Military and Police Officers

Threes: Scientists, Doctors, Philosophers, Writers, and Other Educated Professionals

Fours: Business Owners and Managers

Fives: Performers

Sixes: Secretaries, Housekeepers, Seamstresses, Cooks and Clerks

Sevens: Manual Laborers

Eights: Homeless People, the Sick, and other Undesirables - 8s are not allowed to participate in The Selection

Rules

No violence/sabotaging/killing others
Please do not act out if you are sent home, it isn’t personal
Please let us know if you cannot be active, we will leave your character untouched during that time
For now you can only have one character, if we need more we will let you know then
Once clothes are off, time skip

Changes From Skyler and Megan's Version
  • You can now create staff members who can interact with everyone. This can include guards, maids/butlers, cooks, and whatever else you can come up with.
  • It takes place modern day . There was a bit of confusion before, but there are iPhones, computers, etc.
  • The number of Selection spots have been cut down . It went from 35 to 18 (nearly in half) to make this go by a little faster and make it easier on me and Maddy.
  • It will not take as long . We are aiming for this to be done about 2 weeks from the start. This is our way of trying to ensure that it stays fun and entertaining, and that it doesn’t die out.

Important Links:
Sign Ups
FaceClaims
The Selection Calendar


You may start your first post whenever you want, but it must end at your character arriving at the palace.


If you have any questions or need clarification about anything, please tag me in the PM

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IᔕᗩᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᖴᖇIᑎTOᑎ-ᔕᗰITᕼ

My maids woke me up early in the morning talking about all the preparations I need to help with. But I had absolutely no clue what we were preparing for. I was definitely supposed to know, but I was very confused as to what they were talking about. After a few minutes, I realized what they were talking about. Today is the day that the girls arrive.

To be honest, I was conflicted about all of this. I was excited to finally get to spend some time with girls my age, but then again, we were letting complete strangers stay with us in the castle. I know that it is inevitable, and there is no avoiding it. All I could do, was put on a smile, and be nice and welcoming to the girls.

After getting breakfast and helping to get the palace in order, it was finally time for me to get ready. My dad was making us wear our crowns for the day, just so that the girls could easily identify us, and since it was a formal event that we needed to look presentable for.

After getting dressed, straightening my hair and doing my makeup, it was about time the girls started arriving. So, I headed down to the foyer, and sat on one of the comfy couches, scrolling through my social media.


@paige


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I got up quite early so I could watch the raffle. Names were called one after the other all of them looked very gorgeous, it made me question whether or not the selection was really up to chance. And if it wasn’t up to chance then how is it possible that I could win. I closed my eyes and leaned back on the couch when all of the sudden my mom shook me. “Amara, Amara!”

“What?”

“You’re in!”

I was so overwhelmed I looked on the television and saw my face staring back at me. I really did it, I’ll be able to go to the castle. My parents and I danced around the living room, but then I thought about it. What if the prince doesn’t like me? What if his family doesn’t like me? Oh goodness, so many what-ifs. I need to eat something, I haven’t eaten yet. I quickly had a bowl of cereal and just as I was about to put my dishes in the sink there was a knock on the door. I quickly opened it to see a guard standing there. He told me to pack my things and meet him back here once I was finished. I welcomed him into the entryway and my mother quickly made him feel at home as I scurried off to my room to pack.

I threw in all of my belongings. Once finished I made my way down the stairs and said my goodbyes to my parents. The guard escorted me out of my home and into a crowded street. People were yelling at me, congratulating me. I waved to them as I was shuffled into a limo. From there I was put on a plane to the castle. I did my hair and my makeup on the way there. I was shaking. Oh god, I’m a nervous wreck. I’m sure all these other girls are going to be incredible. Finally we arrived at the airport. I got off the plane and was quickly escorted to the castle. I took a deep breath and took in my surroundings, this place is stunning.


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in this color

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Makeup/fc

This girl

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with this makeup


:zap: Cohen Gates :zap:

I’ve been a guard for about 2 years now. I’ve known that the selection was coming, but god it snuck up on me quicker than I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong no guy in their right mind would turn down the chance to watch a bunch of cute girls all day and get paid to do it, but none of them are here for me. I’m sure these girls are not going to be playing nice. They are all here for one thing and one thing only, to become queen. There’s nothing else to it. I feel sort of bad for Hayden, he doesn’t even get to really choose who he wants to be with.

Now was the time when the girls would arrive. I stood in my post watching as the girls entered the foyer one by one. Why do they all have to be so stunning, what is this torture? Hayden might just be the luckiest man on the planet. Hopefully at least one of them has some sort of personality besides being pretty.


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ℍ𝕠𝕡𝕖 𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕞𝕒𝕟 :sparkles:


I never really wanted to go on this weird contest and fight other girls so I can marry into royalty. I don’t even care about royalty it’s not me, I’m a simple person I don’t need a palace and servants to make me happy…
I’ve seen the prince before, not in person though, but he definitely seems like a person that there’s much more to him except being fancy and superior.
I may be a simple person, I’m not rich… I’m not even average, but what if it’s not about that?
I was always a hopeless romantic, believing in true love and all around it.
It might sound stupid, if I was someone else I’d so think it’s stupid, but I’m not. What if I can find love with him? And if I never signed up on the selection, I might have missed that chance…

The sun was in my eyes peeking through the blinds of my window, I sat up with a yawn and run a hand through my hair getting it out of my face.
I picked up my phone, looking at the time I noticed it was already a but late, but I was off work anyway so it doesn’t really matter…
Opening my phone I opened my messages and looked at my phone confused of all the congratulations messages. Wait…
I opened some of them and than looked in the news, my heart was beating like crazy.
Was I selected?
I may have sighed up but I never really expected to get in… I was never one to be picked for things.
I looked in the news and gasped dropping my phone. “Oh shit.” I mumbled.
I didn’t actually prepare myself for all of this. This is actually happening.
I got up and ran out to the livingroom, my mother was nowhere to be seen, not surprising…
I heard a knock on the door, I opened it to see a fancy looking guard. He gave me time to go pack before heading to the palace. Oh my this is all happening so fast…
I went to my room and put on the pretty much one fancy dress I own, and packed, not that I have too many things but still…
I finished gaming my stuff and headed out back to the door, and on towards the palace.
I looked out the window the whole time, as I saw the palace I gasped. Oh my god. This place is insane.
I got out and entered the palace, my eyes were open wide the whole time, observing and looking at every single detail of it.
I wonder how the other girls are like…


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As I stood in the foyer I looked around to see if anyone looked somewhat nice that I could talk to. I spotted a girl who I recognized from the raffle, she looked nice. I walked up to her, “Hey, I’m Amara. And you are?”

@CerealKiller

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IᔕᗩᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᖴᖇIᑎTOᑎ-ᔕᗰITᕼ

I laughed at his comment. “Oh yeah- definitely,” I say sarcastically, referring to his comment about me wanting a Selection of my own. “And I’m sure you would love to turn the tables and have your own Selection.”

@paige - lol why did I think Cohen was 45 until now :joy::joy:

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:zap: Cohen :zap:

“Well if my selection had girls who looked anything like this, I think it would be amazing.” I said sarcastically, and gave a chuckle. “See any girls you think would be a good fit for your brother? They all look like they are about to pee themselves from nervousness.”

@Kat - I’m literally laughing so hard right nowwwww, could you imaging an almost 50 year old man lowkey hitting on a 16 year old :sob: that’s almost enough to get me kicked off the forums

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IᔕᗩᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᖴᖇIᑎTOᑎ-ᔕᗰITᕼ

I chuckled at his comment, wondering why so many people thought this would be a wonderful experience to have. I can’t even imagine the pressure that Hayden is under right now.
“I’m not sure yet. They are all beautiful, but who knows? They might be airhead bimbos.” I say jokingly.


@paige - lmaoo I was so confused :joy: I was like: why tf is this dude tryin to flirt w a 16 year old :rofl::rofl: then I checked the FCs

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:sparkles: ℍ𝕠𝕡𝕖 𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕞𝕒𝕟 :sparkles:


I looked around, I was honestly astounded, this is overwhelming to intake. What the hell am I doing here?
I started getting a bit anxious, this wasn’t my safe place or even a safe environment. I felt judged by every breath I take, which was true, and it didn’t let me rest.
What if the prince won’t like me? (Which he probably won’t…), what if the girls don’t like me?

I took a deep breath trying to calm myself down, this was new and all very stressing.
Hey, I’m Amara. And you are?
I looked over at the girl, god she was so pretty… everyone here is so pretty…
“My middle name is Amara” I said with a smile, it was only a name but it made me feel better.
“I’m hope” I said introducing myself “you’re so pretty!” I said, I had to. It was true!


@paige

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:zap: Cohen :zap:

Her laugh is so gorgeous. I hate that I’m only a guard. “I guess we’ll find out soon enough what their intelligence level is. They can’t all be bad though, I’m sure one of them is good enough for Hayden. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make some new friends”

@Kat - :skull: :skull:


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“I’m pretty? Girl, you are drop dead gorgeous. I like your name by the way, it’s nice to meet you.” She seemed friendly, it’s nice to know that there are good people here.

@CerealKiller

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:sparkles: ℍ𝕠𝕡𝕖 𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕞𝕒𝕟 :sparkles:


I blushed, people didn’t usually compliment me, it felt good for a change.
“Thanks, yours too obviously, team Amara” I chuckled
She seemed friendly, which was good considering how a few seconds ago I was worried I won’t find any friends.
“God I still can’t believe I’m actually here this is all so surreal” I said
@paige

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“Team Amara!” I giggled.
“I know right, I did not expect to be chosen for this at all. There are thousands upon thousands who applied and I’m one of the ones who made it? It’s crazy. Not to mention this palace is humongous.”

@CerealKiller

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IᔕᗩᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᖴᖇIᑎTOᑎ-ᔕᗰITᕼ

“Yeah, I’m sure he will find someone.” I sigh, watching some more girls arrive. My mind starts to wander, and I think about what my future will be like. My father said that someday he will select several suitors for me, and that my “selection” will be even more limited. And the thing is- I’ll be marrying rich snobs that I will probably hate.
After zoning out for a minute or two, I focus back on the real world, trying to push all of those negative thoughts out of my head.
“Sorry, I zoned out for a second there.”

@paige aww Cohen is so cute :pleading_face: :point_right: :point_left:

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Gemma Romano

Gemma had come a long way from what she was born into. Born as an eight, raised as a five, and now one of the few girls that would have the chance to become the wife of the crown prince. She was hesitant to leave her father, but he assured her that it was the chance of a lifetime and that she deserved to try. It would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Knowing it was nearly time to go, Gemma finished gathering a bag of her most important belongings and hugged father goodbye. “I’m going to miss you dad. I’ll do my best to make you proud.”

“I’m always proud of you Gem. Just stay safe, and be yourself. Everyone will see how great you are.”

“Thanks dad.” Gemma smiled at her father and finished her goodbyes before leaving her home. Gemma had no idea what would be in store for her, but she had to hope for the best and plan to do her best.

As soon as Gemma arrived at the castle she was greeted by the maids assigned to her, Zara, and Sarynn. Gemma certainly wasn’t the most well suited for meeting royalty in the simple outfit she had on for travel. As they got her changed Gemma began getting to know the sisters. “There, gorgeous. I’m sure once we get a chance to come up with some amazing options for you, you’ll be the belle of the ball.” Sarynn stated affirmatively. Gemma just smiled softly in thanks.

“You’re a beautiful girl Gemma, just be you out there.”

“Yes Gemma, just be yourself. We barely know you, but we can already see how good of a person you are, so we know you’ll do fine.”

“Thanks Sarynn, thanks Zara. I appreciate what you said a lot.”

“Now go on.” Zara said. “Meet some of the other girls, or anyone else you come across.”

Gemma nodded as Zara shooed her out from where they had her change. She was in the palace, and she would get to meet royalty. Even if she came away from the Selection with nothing, she would still have the experience to look back on.

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Her face went blank and her mind seemed to have wandered off. It looks like she was staring down the girls, taking them in. I couldn’t help but just stare at her and eventually my mind went blank too. When suddenly her voice brought me back. “Oh no, it’s fine. What are you thinking about?”

@Kat - He really is a simp for Isabella :laughing:

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:sparkles: ℍ𝕠𝕡𝕖 𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕒 ℂ𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕞𝕒𝕟 :sparkles:

“It is” I said “so crazy in so many ways, I’m still not a hundred percent convinced this is not some weird dream” I laughed
“What province are you from?” I asked, I never really met people from other provinces, maybe a bit but not really.
@paige

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Ashlyn Kayne

It was now the time to hear about the selected girls. Her friend, Lacey, was going on about it 24/7. She really hoped that she would get selected for it. Lacey would’ve been a perfect candidate for the selection. She sat down with Lacey along with Ashlyn’s family. She held Laceys hand because they were so nervous yet excited. It was officially the turn for her province. Then they heard who was selected. It was her, it was Ashlyn. Her jaw dropped as she tried comprehending that it was her. Lacey grabbed her into a hug with her family joining in. They eventually let go of her and told her to go get ready. She quickly walked to her room considering she wouldn’t want to keep the guards waiting since they are near here. She grabbed her belongings and packed them. She packed pictures of her family, pets, and friends along with special items of hers. She then said her goodbyes. The guards escorted her into the vehicle which drove her to the palace. It was crazy to think that this is all happening and so quick, but these things will happen. She doesn’t like the thought that they have to win over the prince as if he is some prize. She wouldn’t like it, people she doesn’t know coming in and disrupting the routine. She eventually arrived there. And Wow, was it beautiful there or what. She loved sceneries and this one was perfect. She had her makeup done lightly, she doesn’t really like having a whole lot of makeup on. She had her hair done as well. It was done in waves. Her dress was a bit out of her comfort zone, but that’s what everyone had suggested for her. She entered the castle with a smile on her face as she looked around in amazement. The way this castle was made was fine beautifully.

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“Same, it feels so unreal. I’m from Whites, it’s weird to be down here where it’s warm. Where are you from?”

@CerealKiller

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IᔕᗩᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᖴᖇIᑎTOᑎ-ᔕᗰITᕼ

“Nothing really. Just thinking about a few things my dad talked to me about a little while ago.” I decided to spare the details considering there was a slight possibility I could reason with my dad, and since I didn’t really want to get into that topic right now.
“How is your family doing?” I blurted, hoping it wasn’t a sensitive topic or anything.

@paige - idk if I’m a physic but I’m sensing a lil forbidden romance lmao

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“Oh, my family?” I let out an awkward laugh. “They’re doing good, my little sister just turned 4. I sent her some cake that the kitchen baked for me. My mom sent me back a cute picture of her covered in it. I’m surprised Alexander hasn’t come down to scope out the girls yet.” I changed the topic, but I couldn’t help but smile thinking about how far they’ve come since I’ve became a guard. They are able to put food on the table every night now.

@Kat - :eyes:

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