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The stage is set!

Word has spread across the Swamp that The Royal Rainbow Troupe is putting on the show of a lifetime. Everyone is talking about the fabulous six, taken in as eggs and raised together, trained by the very best, to be the best, an unprecedented event with three Acha and three Kiokote.

Never before have any kin other than Acha been allowed to take the stage. It’s time for these three Kiokote with their Acha siblings to prove themselves!

Are you ready for the show? Take a seat, grab some snacks and settle in. First you’ll be wowed by some of the troupe’s very best - Red-Stained Blossom with her dogs, Catching Fire with his juggling, Skindeep with her contortions plus many more - and then the main event!

But - wait!

They haven’t even got names and personalities yet!

They haven’t even come out of their eggs!

We’d better sort that out or there won’t be any show at all!



At least two of them have been sorted out! The red Acha boy goes by Friendly Fire and is the self-declared leader of the group. He’s loud and a little overbearing, reaching for greatness and often hurting others with cutting comments when he’s just trying to help. He adores his siblings and wants them all to try their very best to live up to Prize’s standards but if someone falls to the wayside and can’t keep up, he’s not going to let them hold him back.

And the cute little blue egg is Parsley! Generally sensible and practical, Parsley is a competent performer - who isn't even actually sure she reeaally wants to stand on the stage. But Friendly Fire is so intense in his ambition, she feels she ought to stick around to balance him out, and so she's always ready with a thoughtful word, saving her sharp tongue for cutting down the most cutting of his comments, and telling the others to pay him no mind when he oversteps his bounds.

Now you tell me about the others!

These six have been raised together as siblings by the Royal Rainbow Troupe. They have a combined singing, dancing and acrobatic act that used the Kiokote’s strength and the Acha nimbleness to its fullest. Trained by the very best the troupe has offer, mentored by Prize herself and doted upon by Watch Me, they are as skilled as they can be.

But are they happy about the life they’ve been given?

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[b]Who are you entering for?: [/b][Orange, yellow, green, purple]
[b]Preference List:[/b] [if you’re entering for more than one!]
[b]Kin Name:[/b]
[b]Personality:[/b]
[b]How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even [i]want[/i] to perform?:[/b] [Kiokote entrants please include their feelings about being the first non-Acha to perform!]

And yes you can enter for them all with the same or separate entries!
Btw green and yellow are female. Orange and purple are male.

This contest runs for a week!

 

Toshiful

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 05:44:33 AM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: All
Preference List: Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple
Kin Name: Upside
Personality:
Relentlessly Positive, if a little clumsy, at her heart she's an escape artist whose favorite performance is terrifying and death defying feats. Impaled? Buried alive? Drowned? Tied? Burned? She'll do it all with a cheerful smile. Part illusion and part endurance, she'd love to see the audience's heart skip a beat as she wriggled her way out of mortal peril and emerged happy and whole. A relentless force of encouragement, she seems to always find the silver lining. For her, life is bright and beautiful, and she intends to relish every second.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?:
Tumbling and dancing may not be as extreme as she prefers, but that's alright! She's there to support the team! And her family, who she loves. Would it hurt to sneak in a little death defying into their act?

Wyrm

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 08:29:08 AM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: Kios
Preference List: purple, orange, green
Kin Name: Stand Fast
Personality: Sturdy. Reliable. Averse to drama, and feels rather superior for it. Stand Fast is calm, collected, and rather stuck-up, though you might not notice it at first behind their unwillingness to talk and polite manners. If you're in serious trouble they'll always help, no question, but you better believe they'll judge you for it.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: Stand Fast irrevocably loves his siblings, but feels superior to all of them, especially their acha siblings - to them, too clear are their siblings flaws, and not clear enough their own. In fact, Stand Fast is a tad... prejudiced against acha. To them, acha are too flighty, emotional, dramatic, self-absorbed - the list goes on. (And, well, frankly, not very bright, are they?) Their beliefs are further strengthened by Watch Me's pampering and position within the tribe - after all, it means something if the leader himself isn't an acha, right? The only exception they make is for Prize - no one can have her for a tutor and not respect her intellect and will.

The base of the act, with their significant strength and ability to stay cool under pressure Stand Fast has saved their performances from disaster more than a couple of times. This feeling of importance and authority is intoxicating to them, and they would be loathe to give it up. They would not, however, be averse to their other siblings leaving the act - all the more power to them, no?

Naberius

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 02:27:39 AM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: The Kiokotes
Preference List: Purple, green, orange
Kin Name: One Trick
Personality: Despite their name, One Trick actually has many tricks. They just know their strength lies in, well, their strength and is too shy to practice their delicate dance moves and flashy magic tricks in front of others. They're one of the very few Kiokote in the troupe, after all - best to put that strength to use! So, to the troupe and to the audience, One Trick is a charming and extroverted individual more than willing to throw a wink to the audience and flex on command.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: One Trick loves the troupe - performing just feels natural to them! There's some pride about being one of the first non-Acha to perform in the troupe as well - there would be big expectations, but they'd want to live up to them. Friendly Fire, however, would probably get under their skin with time despite their shared desire for a great performance. Getting snapped at for a shoddy performance would push them further towards their desire to perform magic, and Parsley's reassurances can only last for so long. They'd probably see Watch Me as a kindred spirit; someone else who also wishes they were as light and nimble as their fellow troupe members.


I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: Yellow Acha
Preference List: Yellow!
Kin Name: Fool Away
Personality: Fool Away seems to just... Never leave character. It's all goofs and puns all the time, even during serious conversations that really don't need to involve that many stage whispered jokes to a non-existent audience. Still, she's good at her job and can often be found trying out new jokes on unsuspecting troupe members or polishing up an old act.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: To be honest, no one's quite sure if she is performing. Or if she even knows she's part of a travelling troupe of entertainers. She might just be like that. Criticism - deserved or not - does seem to be taken quite seriously, however, and she strives to be the best fool she can possibly be.

Kinu

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 12:35:31 AM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: Yellow, Acha bby!
Preference List: Yellow
Kin Name: Oddball
Personality: Odd does her best to be objective, she's a softy at heart and has a hard time being a harsh critic when asked her opinion. She's the champion of the group and is always willing to encourage whoever is in need, whether to help them gain the courage to perform or to boost them up to believe in themselves and their talents. So why Oddball? Because despite her adorable and sweet manner she loves the macabre, the unusual, the thrilling. She has a huge heart and finds herself drawn to loving creatures that most are terrified of. So, combining creepy critters with jaw dropping stunts just seemed natural. Enter Odd's Outrageous Orb-Weavers and her Suspension of Terror performance. It all adds up to quite the good time, she'll assure you. And no, it isn't a B-Rated Horror Show. Who told you that?

How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?:
Odd adores her siblings. She looks up to each of them for different reasons and would have their backs in even the toughest spot. She doesn't like it when Friendly Fire is being what she considers a bully by being too honest, but she loves him anyway. She enjoys how different each sibling is from one another and tries to learn from them. Despite the pressures that come with living in the Troupe she is happy here with the rest of the performers and her siblings. Though her loyalties truly lie with the latter. And yes. Odd loves to perform, she's not afraid of the spotlight one bit. Being tiny and nimble makes her useful in a pinch as well for being airborne or suspended. She's always coming up with new acts and pitching them for criticism to her more experienced peers and siblings. Despite the often harsh return she generally has some unique/creative ideas and the guts to try them. Practicing her routines until she feels they are perfect. She wants to dazzle, not fizzle.

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 03:31:06 PM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: green/yellow
Preference List: Green, Yellow
Kin Name: Small Wonder
Personality: Small is a bit of a dreamer, and it can get her into trouble at times when they're supposed to be paying attention. She's a pretty soft-hearted individual, and sometimes can seem overly sensitive. She's less interested in performing and more in just being with her siblings and enjoying the small bits of downtime they get- her name points to an appreciation for the little things, like flowers and sunrises and hugs and quiet evenings. Her performance is singing, but she's been pushed to expand to acrobatics in order to have more flair. She's not bad at the tumbling, but it's not really where her heart is.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: Small feels a lot of pressure, and is constantly second guessing her place among the troupe. The criticism that comes as a result of honing her craft can feel a lot for her and she needs quite a bit of support from her siblings. She's fairly often in conflict with Friendly Fire, and as she's grown older they tend to argue back a little more rather than internalising her hurt at his comments. [IF GREEN] She feels very self conscious about being one of the only non-Acha performers, and she seeks a lot of reassurance from her brothers. She can get quite lonely if they too seem swept up in the hype of performing, but her love and loyalty to them do always end up pushing her back to practising.

I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: purple/orange
Preference List: Purple, Orange
Kin Name: Contained Storm
Personality: Storm is just that- wild and a lot to manage and handle, a constant whirlwind of movement and personality that can come off as anything from enthusiastic and charming to annoying and over-the-top. He has a decidedly flamboyant personality that lends well to performing, but it can be aggravating off-stage. He's very determined and has something of a chip on his shoulder about being one of the only kios in the troupe, which pushes him to perhaps project outwards a little more than he otherwise would.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?:  Storm is competitive and thrives in the troupe, loving the constant contest with Fire and adoring performing. He's a little less judgemental than Fire, but this can also make him doubt if he's as committed as his brother, which is a conflict for him- does he join in with Fire's exacting attitude or try and argue with him and risk being seen as less concerned with them doing well? He lives to perform, however, and comes alive the most when doing so. He has an intense desire to prove he's just as good as any acha, especially his brother, and this manifests in him working extremely hard to perform very well, almost to the point of recklessness at times.

Gl!tch~

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 04:28:19 PM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: Green
Preference List: Green
Kin Name: Little Luck
Personality: Little Luck is a pretty anxious and hesitant kio, unsure if her ideas will be any good and easily becomes a follower and someone who lets others make decisions for her because of being such a shrinking violet. The only thing she is steadfast about is some superstitious ways she picked up. She believes in fortune and misfortune, and thinks that determines outcomes beyond skill alone. She is very sure she would be made fun of for that, so tends to be very private about it. Her main ritual is imagining everything going wrong, so then if it happens in her head, it will have already happened somewhere so it doesn't have to happen in her own life.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: She is indeed fortunate to have a family, a sense of purpose, and all that, but being a performing kio in a tribe-troupe that historically only had acha perform...that's a lot of pressure! With that always on the back of her mind, she grew up open to others imposing her will on her. They would know what's best, anyway. She just wants to do what they want as well as they want, and do her weird little rituals to make sure nothing goes wrong.

I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: Yellow
Preference List: Yellow
Kin Name: Thinking Out Loud
Personality: She is a very self-assure creative type who doesn't want anyone messing with her vision. As such, she can be pretty snappy, not liking to be interrupted during rehearsals (or ever, really). She also hates crowds, since it makes it harder to think. Often, she can be found off on her own so she can work in peace.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: She usually comes off utterly annoyed with her siblings. They inevitably get in her way, her privacy, everything. She wants to show her performance's vision (often manifesting in soliloquies) and impress Watch Me. Performing for the troupe is her absolute passion, and she can't imagine doing anything else, but she feels like everyone else gets in her way, so the difference between her performing persona and real self tends to appear wildly different.
Can you yell a whole book? Can you yell that book into an object until the object contains the entire book, and the book has been expelled from your body?

Lirilei

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 05:07:09 PM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: All
Preference List: Purple, Green, Orange, Yellow
Kin Name: With A Smile
Personality: Uncertain and afraid but determined to succeed no matter, all while letting nothing slip that this is how they feel.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: Fear. Fear is a constant feeling for Smile. Fear of letting down their siblings. The Troupe. The fans coming to watch. The fear of failure of... yes fear is a big theme for them but it's all unspoken. Not a peep of it to anyone. No, Smile goes about things exactly as their name implies. With A Smile. New routine to learn? Smile. Constructive criticism (that may or may not sting a bit?), smile. Big crowd? Smile. Anxious siblings? Smile. It's their coping mechanism with everything. Just smile it away even when sometimes it feels like butterflies are in their stomach, and they want to run and hide for just a couple minutes to get their head on straight.

Smile knows that can't be done. It would be letting down their siblings, the rest of the troupe, and all the kin who came to watch them perform. To watch all of them perform, and so a deep breath is taken, and their smile put firmly in place as they go through yet another rehearsal. Yet another practice. Perfection and nothing less was what they wanted, to make everyone proud even if this wasn't something they really wanted to do. It was done because of expectations, and familial obligations, and really it was okay. Or so their smile would have you believe.

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phoe

Re: The Fabulous Six! - A Royal Rainbow Troupe Concept Contest
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 05:38:55 PM »
I’m one of The Fabulous Six!
Who are you entering for?: orange
Preference List: just the orange one (:
Kin Name: Falling Leaf
Personality: Serious and studious, Falling Leaf is a competent tumbler and acrobat: he can both leap high into the air (sometimes off of the backs of his kiokote siblings) and provide boosts to his acha siblings to get them some airtime, as well. Somersaults and flips are in his repertoire as well. He practices quite a bit, using the swamp's uneven terrain to his advantage. He is quick to seize opportunities that will benefit his family and his tribe, from scouting out prime locations to ensuring that they have enough food and fresh water -- and does so, sometimes, with an industrious and more than slightly opportunistic eye. He tends towards long thoughtful pauses and small bits of conversation, but he has an expressive face and a big deep baritone laugh when someone says something particularly funny.
How do they feel about their siblings, and growing up in the troupe with all the expectations that come with it? Do they even want to perform?: Falling Leaf feels that he and his family are all the more special for being such a mixed group. Though he doesn't have "real" parents, that hardly matters -- the troupe is all he's ever known, and the fact that he's one of the first kiokote performers could be a legit claim to fame. He is protective of his siblings and always looks out for the best for them. If he weren't so good at what he does, it's possible that he'd feel differently about being one of the first non-acha performers, but it's what he's always done, and he's damned good at it!

It's winner time! <3 Took me ages to decide because you all had such good entries but I've chosen:


One Trick! - @Naberius


Small Wonder! - @subducting


Falling Leaf! - @phoe


Upside! - @Toshiful


Thank you to everyone that entered! <3 Hopefully there will be more pretty troupe kin in future!
Everyone has been posted for certs <3