Lost: The Edge of Everything
“My sweet little blue-eyed girl,” he said in a half-sung sigh that had nothing to do with her brown eyes but was taken up just the same by the vast sunlit reaches of the land behind him and on all sides of him—so much land that Connie had never seen before and did not recognize except to know that she was going to it.
Guess what, kids? You’re all from Los Gatos!
Last night’s bombshell was my way of expressing how a Durance makes Changelings forget their former lives, and how memories start flooding back now that you’ve returned. You need not have been born in LG, or have lived there for a long period, but you were definitely taken from there, and you should absolutely have history there. No matter who you are, it’s not just some town you were passing through.
Here are some resources about Los Gatos. Read them over, then answer me the following questions:
- How is your character connected to Los Gatos? Describe your experience in the town before you were taken.
- Tell me about at least one person in town who was important to you (to any degree) before you were taken.
- The Fair Rest Motel is right on the edge of Los Gatos, and you have about three days to wander the town before anything plot-y happens. What does your character spend the next three days doing?
- Tell me about one person in town you meaningfully encounter during that time. You don’t need to actually interact with them, but I want to know basically who they are and what experience they gave you.
- Tell me about one location in Los Gatos, either from before or from now, that is significant to your character. Use the resources above to find one you like, or feel free to make one up out of whole cloth. I may ask you to do another, but entirely for my own secret, sinister, GM-y reasons. Muahaha, and such.
Please get me this information as soon as possible, in some private form, so I can work my storytelling mojo and make it significant. Please note that I reserve the right to suggest tweaks, some of which will be less “suggesty” than others.
I hope you enjoy this exercise, and do not regret getting into a game with a Storyteller who assigns homework. Because this is not the last of it.