Time passes much more quickly in Rohandor and many long and happy years have gone by since the characters retired to enjoy their respective 'happily ever afters,' their greatest foes were imprisoned in the Forever Stone, bound in an eternal sleep. Until Now.
Happily Ever Afters takes place in Rohandor, a mystical realm on another plane of existence from our own. Here our favorite Disney heroes and villains live in a world all their own; Alive, but far from well. Heroes and heroines fight to keep peace while newly freed villains seek their revenge. Come join us in an epic adventure as the characters you love clash in a struggle that will determine the fate of Rohandor!
HEA is an AU canon-only animated crossover Disney Play-By-Post Role Play with minimal word count.
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"Tired of others pushing you around? Want to be part of a team that supports each other? Want to change the world? Try the exciting career of professional henching. To start just send a small down payment to Hench Co for your starter pack and meet at..."
That was the advertisement on the back page of the newspaper Tarzan had picked up from the trading post for the Professor, which he quietly removed before handing it over. A set of pictures beneath the words depicted a group of men in uniform carrying out various feats of physical strength in colourful uniforms, which did look pretty fun. The selling point was that these 'Hench's Men', as they were apparently called, helped each other when one of them was in trouble. When Narissa had tricked Tarzan into stealing from Prince Edward's castle she'd threatened to tell everyone he cared about if he didn't obey her every command when she called, so Tarzan had been too ashamed to talk things over with Jane or Terk. This team seemed a good alternative way to beat her.
He'd spent a couple of days gathering some rare plants and flowers to trade with Dumont for some money, then sent his payment and the form on the bottom of the advert on the next outgoing boat. Two days later he'd received a parcel with a strange red uniform, black boots and gloves, multi pouched belt and goggles. A small gun was also in the box which he'd smashed before throwing away, along with a large staff like weapon. Another few days were spent training in the uniform and while carrying the staff, which cut down on his climbing slightly but didn't hinder the ape-man's other physical attributes (except for getting his unkempt hair under the hood).
Now after two weeks he'd taken a ferry out and met in a desert area on one of the other Isles, assembling at the place mentioned in the advert with several other henchmen. Now they just had to wait for whoever the team leader was to pick them up. Tarzan looked down the row of identically clad team members as they stood at attention, smiling lightly as he felt like he was one of their group already.
With Shego still on "vacation" (he honestly didn't know what was taking her so long; she'd never stayed away this long before), Dr. Drakken needed some new henchpeople. Preferably someone who could help to fill Shego's shoes (figuratively, not literally--he didn't think anyone could wear her actual shoes; her feet were tiny) until she realized that he needed her she needed him and came back to work. Which meant that, as much as he hated it, he'd contacted Jack Hench with the hope of hiring one or two really qualified henchepersons. Maybe more if he could afford it. Drakken doubted he could; Hench's prices were ridiculous, but an evil genius could dream, couldn't he?
A few weeks after he'd contacted HenchCo, Drakken was headed to meet and "interview" his potential henchmen. Jack Hench had chosen somewhere apparently uninhabited for the tests, which made things both easier and more difficult at the same time. Sure, he wouldn't be able to test their on-the-job abilities, but there wouldn't be any interference from that dratted Kim Possible, either.
Drakken arrived at the appointed meeting place in his mobile lab, descending the ramp in an impressive display of lights and bells and whistles, Commodore Puddles on his leash in front of him. The poodle apparently didn't like the bells and whistles, howling as they descended the ramp. Muttering under his breath, Drakken ran back up the ramp when they were halfway down, hitting a button to turn off the sounds.
With the light display still going, Drakken and Commodore Puddles restarted their descent, heads held high, as though nothing had happened. They walked the ranks of potHENCHial candidates, observing them as they watched him.
"You are all here for the henchman position, I presume?" he asked, raising his eyebrow at the ranks. Some of them were decidedly less than impressive, but one of the pothenchial people appeared to be quite muscled. But he wasn't large, the way the rest of them were. "You," he said, singling him out, "Tell me about yourself."
((OOC: Let me know if this is okay!))
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2015 12:17:07 GMT -5 by Deleted
Tarzan wasn't sure what to expect from the person or persons leading the team, least of all a large flying vehicle swooping over before dropping a ramp and setting off a series of lights and sounds. He almost thought the vehicle was on fire before seeing the blue skinned man walk down calmly with his dog, though the dog was displaying distress until the blue man made the noises stop. The other henchmen folded their arms behind their backs and clicked their heels together, leaving the jungle man watching them before imitating the motions himself. The leader seemed confident at least, giving Tarzan some hope for how well this team could work out.
Maybe he sensed the ape-man's enthusiasm, because he walked right up to Tarzan and asked to hear about him. It made sense, they'd learn about each other, then know how to team up and help each other better. Narissa wouldn't stand a chance.
"I'm Tarzan, I'm from the Jungle." Tarzan stated trying to show confidence. "I'd like to be on your team."
Tarzan looked down at the Poodle, tilting his head slightly before dropping on all fours and engaging in conversation. After a series of test yaps, woofs, pants and whines they established a dialogue and got through some basic introductions and exchanged other information. Apparently the new boss was Doctor Drakken. A doctor was going to be great to work with, the ape-man couldn't wait to start helping people and learning to treat injuries. Eventually he stood back up to address his new teammate. The other henchmen lost a little of their stoic composure at the behaviour of the rookie applicant, staring at each other and shrugging.
"Puddles wanted me to tell you that he dropped his ball down the bottomless pit."
ooc: Sorry, hope this works. I'll edit if you need more or some changes.
The man he'd singled out introduced himself as .... Tarzan. What a strange name! And he was apparently from the jungle. Ah, well, that explained the name-thing, then. He continued, stating that he wanted to be on Drakken's "team." It was as good a start as any, he supposed.
The supervillain was about to ask the jungle man another question when the other dropped to all fours and proceeded to .... have a conversation with Commodore Puddles? At least, that's what it looked like was happening, as far as Drakken could tell. Why else would Tarzan be on the same level as Commodore Puddles, and why else would he be barking, yipping, growling, and all sorts of other noises dogs make?
Sure enough, after a few more moments of that, with Drakken staring on, not quite sure what to do, Tarzan stood once more, announcing that Commodore Puddles had wanted to inform Drakken that he'd dropped his ball down the bottomless pit. If that was the bottomless pit that was filled with water, contained man-eating sharks, and a giant squid. Well, Puddles was never getting that ball back. Which meant that he was going to need a new one. Which was probably the dog's plan all along, evil genius that he was.
"You ... can talk to animals," he said, not quite sure whether he believed that or if this man was just padding his resume, trying to get on Drakken's ... less evil side. But if he could talk to animals, he could maybe use the man to distract the buffoon's strange, pink creature. Yes, now there was a plan. And while the creature was distracted, the buffoon would be, too. And then he could succeed in one of his plans! It was perfect. Now he just had to come up with a plan.
"You're hired," he announced, mind already racing with the possibilities. This could be one of his best plans yet; they'd never suspect!
Hired already, he was part of the team thanks to his ability to communicate with animals. This Doctor Drakken must love animals, maybe even wanted to learn how to talk to them while he taught Tarzan doctor type things. In either case, he was on the team! Tarzan couldn't contain his excitement and picked Drakken up in a bear hug to show his appreciation.
"Thank you thank you thank you Doctor!"
Maybe a little too much appreciation. Jane and the Professor had told him that, unlike gorillas, people weren't always comfortable with bear hugs, or lightening the mood with impromptu wrestling matches. Though the other team members assembled looked big enough to enjoy a good brawl now and again. That raised a question though.
"So, what about everyone else? Are they on the team too?"
It would be a shame to have them come all the way and miss out on joining up just because Tarzan was the only one who could talk with animals. Maybe they all had good talents that would impress the Doctor, maybe they could draw like Jane, or understand Cricket like the Professor, or knew what germs you could catch off of everything like Tantor. The more people they had with different talents the better the team could be and the better they could help people out. Drakken seemed to be deep in thought, about something that was getting him very excited. Tarzan had yet to meet the buffoon that was being plotted against, or the mole rat that he was hired to counter. If the doctor asked him he probably couldn't even describe a naked mole rat.
"Do you have an idea for what they can do to join?"
Ideally it would be a fair test so everyone could join. At the very least it seemed they'd all like to ride on the flying machine.
Tarzan enveloped Drakken in a bear hug and it was all the scientist could do not to flail in an attempt to get free. He wasn't used to hugs, period, let alone hugs from his henchmen. Perhaps this was this Tarzan's first henching job, in which case, he had a lot to learn. Still, if he could get him to distract the naked pink thing, it would be a good investment on Drakken's part.
"You're .... welcome," he said, blinking as Tarzan released him. Well, this was certainly going to be an interesting group. The man from the jungle wanted to know if everyone else was hired and Drakken raised an eyebrow at him. He thought that the evil genius was going to hire everyone that had shown up? Did he have any idea how much that would cost? Did he have any idea how much he was going to cost Drakken?
......if he really was from the jungle, then he evidently didn't know. Which made it slightly more understandable that he thought Drakken was going to hire everyone, but he couldn't afford it. Drakken hated that fact, especially since Professor Dementor could and did afford Jack Hench's top merchandise.
"I can't hire everyone," he explained, trying to keep his voice low, "I only need one or two and I can't afford more than that anyway." Most of his cash went directly into doing evil science, but having henchman around was also a viable business expense, one that he could claim on his taxes, when the time came.
"But, they came all this way." Tarzan replied in the same low voice the doctor was using.
He was still to fully get all the details behind the team, or when Jack Hench from the newspaper ad was going to show up if at all. It seemed that teams required money to add new people and presumably Doctor Drakken had used all he had to pay for Tarzan. After all his time in the jungle Tarzan didn't have any need of money, anything he needed he traded something else for (even at the trading post thanks to Jane's skills in bartering). Maybe some bartering would work here.
"Maybe I could go without pay so you could bring more of them with the team?"
Luckily the intership hadn't actually involved a proper briefing from HenchCo, otherwise he'd have found the specific ideas behind henching a little distasteful. As it stood now though, this was his team and if Drakken needed a little extra effort to get more people on his team then Tarzan was willing to help out in any way he could. Besides, the doctor felt a little skinny during the hug and could probably use a few more strong types around. At least he could let them stay around long enough for a lift home on this amazing flying machine.
"So, what is the team doing first Doctor?"
Hopefully something fun so they could all get to know each other. A race or a wrestling match or something like that. Maybe if they all pitched in and helped Drakken put on a little more muscle he'd be happier to help Tarzan with his Narissa problem.
ooc: Sorry this is short and terrible.
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Basil of Baker Street: Hope the cosplay goes well. I'm putting away a little extra for a con in a few weeks. and yay cats, they're always good company. Except for that one who slaps me unprovoked XD. So what cosplays do you have in mind unless they're secret?
Jul 26, 2018 17:07:41 GMT -5
Professor Ratigan: I'm cosplaying Pearl from Steven Universe and Joseph Joestar from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
Jul 26, 2018 23:16:41 GMT -5
Professor Ratigan: I'm almost done both of them, I just have to finish styling Pearl's wig and fix up Joseph's gloves and wristbands
Jul 26, 2018 23:17:31 GMT -5
Basil of Baker Street: Awesome. Had to look up Jojo because I'm not hip with the modern pop culture but I hope they turn out well.
Jul 30, 2018 15:33:15 GMT -5
Professor Ratigan: I only just started watching the anime last year and I haven't even touched the manga, so I'm barely hip with it lol. fortunately I have my cosplay buddy guiding me through the whole experience
Jul 30, 2018 22:29:38 GMT -5
Professor Ratigan: also I finally finished the gloves! They were more of a pain to work with than I expected, but they'll hold together... I hope...
Jul 30, 2018 22:30:13 GMT -5
Basil of Baker Street: Niceness. Hoping they hold also. Got the Dublin comic con next Saturday here. Hoping to meet Karl Urban.
Aug 1, 2018 19:05:32 GMT -5
Professor Ratigan: Cool! I think he's coming to my city in the fall, if I remember correctly. Hope you enjoy the con, Daryl!
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Basil of Baker Street: I spoke too soon. Karl Urban had to cancel for schedule conflicts. They got Nick Frost though, I'm gonna ask him if he'll sign my Hot Fuzz.
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Professor Ratigan: Dang! Nick Frost is great though, I love his character in Into the Badlands
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Basil of Baker Street: Met Nick Frost and Michael Dorn at the weekend. Both very nice blokes.
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