Welcome to SOULMATE, we are a real-life city role play set in the fictional town of Mariet, Louisiana. Its real life with a twist, can you find your soulmate? Cupid can help you. Over 7 years and still going strong!
To celebrate the beginning of summer, and to raise money for the Descartes flood relief fund, the town of Mariet is holding a Summer Festival. Music, vendors, food and more will be available to the people of Mariet, with all proceeds going to help the people of Descartes as they recover from the flood.
The people of Mariet are invited to this beach festival and are asked to donate whatever they can to the people of Descartes. Fun in the sun and philanthropy? Who could ask for more?
BOARD AVAILABLE UNTIL: 1st of August
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The Olivier Apartments are in an attractive building in a nice, quiet part of Mariet. The building used to be a cloth mill. After it's renovation it's got a typical 21st century style. It has a large water fountain as a centrepiece and beautiful English ivy climbs the building, grown to give the apartments a more expensive feel. The rent starts at $350 and increases by $100 for each additional bedroom.
The Biltmore apartments are located in a bleak, red-brick building in the poorest area of the city (which is, admittedly not, that poor). Biltmore is much less exclusive than the other housing developments; anyone who can pay the first and last month's rent upfront can get an apartment. Due to this the rooms are generally smaller and the provided appliances aren't so up-to-date. The available apartments are studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms. There are 8 floors in total. Rent starts at $200 and raises by $50 per bedroom.
The row houses on Chartres were all originally shotgun homes. However, in recent years many have had a second or third floor constructed leading to their change to camelbacks. Most have a small front yard, but none have a backyard because a small parking space takes up any possible space between the building, alley and the other building behind. Most of the houses are painted bright colours. They can be a bit gaudy which can drive some people to relocate to Decatur but it's all in good fun.
Appleberry Court was once military housing in the war and hasn't really been updated much since then. The housing is moderately priced and while not very attractive many residents take pride in their homes and lawns. Once upon a time, Appleberry Court was one of the most dangerous places to live in Mariet but recently crime rates seemed to have dropped. Most of the homes here seem to be one- or split-level, old brick houses.
Despite the street's unglamorous past as the home of the main cloth mill in the tri-state area Decatur street is now one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Mariet. The street is on the edge of the city even though it is classified as being in The Village. The rows of new and old, remodelled houses are pricey but worth it to some; those who can afford it.
Every city has a trailer park and this is Mariet's. There isn't anything spectacular or even attractive about these mobile homes but that is not the point anyway. They are cheap, very cheap and affordability is what their inhabitants seek. Those who can't handle the living situation often upgrade to Biltmore but there are a select few who are quite comfortable remaining here.