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    Chasing the Darkness

    Discussion in 'Archive' started by Ore-Sama, Sep 3, 2008.

    Chasing the Darkness

    Background:

    Communal College isn't the biggest college ever. It's not the most expensive college in the world. It dosen't posses the most accolades, hold the most students, and certainly dosen't hold the most prestige. What exactly is it that makes this college so special? During the day, nothing really. At midnight however, the Campus becomes infested with invisible creatures, with everyone else kept in an unwakeable slumber. Only those who possess "awareness" are able to wake up at night and see these creatures. The creatures roam the campus until the midnight hour is over, where they are able to escape the campus and go into the dorms where they will try to feed on the students. Success in doing so would have unpredictable, but ultimately unwanted results on the victim.

    Those students who possess awareness also have powers with which to fight these creatures with, powers tha are only active in the midnight hour. However destroying these creatures every night isn't a mere act of nobility. Although they can't use their powers during the day, they remain active, and without the ability to control them during the day, their powers would destroy them, unless they destroy the creatures, automaticaly absorbing their energy which they can use to surpress these powers. None of them are quite sure how or why any of this is happening. Their only clue is a teacher named Mr Mac(short for Macdaniels) who despite not having powers, has some awareness of the situation. They must find out within the school year however. According to what little information Mr Mac was able to gather, the bodies of the Aware will only be able to hold these powers for the duration of the school year, then, even with the creaturs energy, their bodies will not be able to hold these powers and they will die.

    The first few days of school have passed, so the Aware have some fighting experiences and control of their powers.

    Characters:

    The Game Master(me) will control the adversaries, Mr Mac, and any other possiby necessary characters. However obviously you get to control your character, who is among "The Aware" Here is the template for creating your character:

    Name:
    Appearence:
    Age:
    Gender:
    Backstory:
    Ability Level 1:
    Ability Level 2:
    Ability Level 3:
    Your characters must have 3 levels of power. Here's an example:

    Ability Level 1:Can create swords out of shadows
    Ability Level 2:Can create swords from shadows and use shadows to bind someone
    Ability Level 3:Can create Swords from Shadows, use shadows to bind people and create explosions anywhere there is a shadow

    Althogh you don't necessarel have to include more abilities(you could have one ability for each level) Level 1 should be the weakest, Level 2 stronger, and Level 3 the strongest. They should also be connected in some way like the template above.


    Map:

    This is a basic(not exactly going to wow art critics but it get's the job done) map. You may have to click on the images in order to see them well enough to read.

    http://img510.imageshack.us/my.php?image=map1vl8.jpg

    Note:Scaled down to fit. The buildings are much further apart, same for the dorms.

    http://img510.imageshack.us/my.php?image=map2fn7.jpg
    http://img510.imageshack.us/my.php?image=map3ax9.jpg
    http://img386.imageshack.us/my.php?image=map4fl6.jpg

    Day Activities:

    After every scenario during the Midnight hour, there will be one post long day activities. These will have a huge effect on what you are able to do during the Midnight Hour. Although it only takes one post to fill an entire day, these are still veyr important.

    Every character starts the day with 5 Psyche points. Activites you do or don't do can effect your level of Psyche points. Remmeber those ability levels? Well here's where they come into play. The number of Psyche points you have after the day's end will detirmine your ability level in the Mightnight Hour Secnario:

    4-5:Ability Level 3
    2-3:Ability Level 2
    1-Ability Level 1

    Here are the activities that detirmine your Psyche points

    Classes:

    You will lose 2 psyche points. However, not going to a class will result in your grade dropping to a B, and so on. If it drops to an F, you flunk out of class and will lose 1 Psyche point by default every day

    Study:

    You will lose 1 Psyche point, however it will raise your Grade to an A automatically and allow you to skip a class penalty free.

    Gym:+ 2 Psyche points, however if done 2 days in a row, you will not be able to go beyond ABility level 2.

    Partying:Automatically raises Psyche points to 5 however you will lose however many you gained the next day by default

    School Actvities/Clubs:+3 Psyche point. However if a club meeting or activity is not on the bulletin board, you can't do it

    Sleep in:psyche stays unchanged

    Note:If your Psyche level is at 5, it can't raise but it will be maintained

    All these activites automatically takes up 4 of your 15 hour day, except classes which take up 7 hours. It's up to you to choose how you spend your day. The bulletin board will be posted after a scenario to show any events taking place. Here is an example of a day activity post:

    Go to classes:-1
    School Activity/Clubs:+1
    Sleep in:Maintained

    Overall psyche ponts:5


    One post is that is necessary for day activities. Once all current players have finished their day activity posts, the next Midnight Scenario begins.

    Midnight Scenario:

    If this game were a Pizza, this would be the bread. This is where the aciton is and where the plot advances. It will start when I make the initial Scenario post of that scenario. The initial scenario post will generally just portray an event happening, and it is you, the player's, job to react to it. You could ignore it however that just kills the game. Starting out will be prtty linear however as the story progresses, you'll have much more choice in how to start the scenario and more control of the story direction of your character.

    When the scenario starts, your character MUST be awake, and be aware of something going on(as the school tends to glow green during the midnight hour, and that's something you tend to notice)

    General Rules:

    1. No cheating your Psyche points. I will tally them and if you cheat 3 times, you're out and your character will be killed off in the next scenario.

    2.God modding. Now this is a little tricky as what constitutes god modding is not the same for everyone. No selling(i.e an attack either mises your character or your character blocks it and such) is not automaticaly god moding. Since god modding is so tricky, trying to come up with a sentence long explanation on it would be more confusing then anything so I will intiate the 3 strike system. I'll give a warning if I think you're starting to godmod, then another if you continue. The third time you will be removed from the RPG and your character will be killed off in the next scenario.

    3.You can not kill a character other then your own.

    4.Try to keep your character's actions consistent. Granted I won't remove you from the game for inconsistent characterization but it makes the story better if you're consistent.

    5.Don't worry about an authorization post for your character. Unless I make a post saying you can't use that character, consider them official.

    After a healthy number of posters have joined, the game will start on this very thread.

    Have fun!
     
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    Name: Xare Aldrich

    Appearence: She is six feet tall, and has short dark red hair (about two inches long). She has an athletic body, and has plenty of muscle for a girl. Though she is still pretty attractive. Her eyes are bright green. She usually wears a sleeveless tank top that stops about halfway down her completely flat stomach. Baggy khaki pants with large pockets and sneakers. She also likes to wear chokers.

    Age: 18

    Gender: Female

    Backstory: Xare grew up in a very traditional family. Much to her parents chagrin, she's a complete tomboy. After quite a few arguments, she convinced her parents to let her play football, like her older brother, Kayle. She actually argues with her parent quite a bit (they don't seem to like that she's bi, a pagan, and isn't lady like at all). Her brother was a star strong safety for Communal College's football team, and after he graduated, they gave Xare a scholarship to come and take his place on the team. She has also taken a lot of martial arts classes.

    Ability Level 1: enhanced strength

    Ability Level 2: enhanced speed

    Ability Level 3: Her skin hardens to create a strong armor
     
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    Name: Ellin
    Appearance: Has short platinum blond hair(natural color), red eyes, and pale skin. He appears soulless or most like out of the zone. He is quiet and mysterious. He is fairly thin and wears a black vest with a white button shirt, some black slacks, and black polished shoes.
    Age: 19
    Gender: Male
    Backstory: Ellin has always been a bit of an oddball. He had always noticed something moving in the shadows. He would tell his parents, but they wouldn't listen. He had noticed great things before anyone else did. A year before he started college he got into a car accident and still is recovering. Luckily his he still has his painting hands. Ellin is a creative painter.
    Ability Level 1: Creates orbs out of nowhere and if you touch them you freeze
    Ability Level 2: The air around him freezes
    Ability Level 3: Everything around him freezes.

    [Hope this is okay.]
     
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    Pasha Boujinsky

    Name: Pasha Boujinsky (Bow-jhin-skee)
    Appearance: 6’4. Lanky, strong upper-arms. Messy, long black hair. Scar on his left eye, and cheek. Missing a finger on his right hand. Dark brown eyes, almost appear black. Long crooked nose. Long face, prominent chin.
    Attire: He likes dark colors. He goes for informal, but on occasion he’ll wear black jeans with a belt, and black top. It’s usually dark jeans, or jeans in general with a t-shirt. He has a black jacket that he wears most of the time, and at all times he will have on his steel-toe boots.
    Personality: He’s normally pretty quiet. He mutters to himself because of his condition, (undiagnosed Schizophrenia) which sometimes shuns him from others. He makes few friends, but when he does make them, he’s a fierce friend. He’s got a very mellow voice, and can get pretty violent when he’s upset.
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Backstory: Pasha was born and raised in Russia. He was always a quiet child, and always had his imaginary friends. By the time was 13, his imaginary friends never left. He has a ‘best friend’ named Yuri, in which he talks to and communicates with. He lived with a big family that really never understood him. He was an outcast even in his own home. He in turn stayed away from home for weeks at a time. During so, he still went to school. He liked to learn about explosives, loving the feeling of the power. He lost a finger on his left hand when doing so, and got a few scars on his face. Once he graduated from secondary school, he moved away. He ended up in the Communal College, trying to start afresh, only to be thrust into something he’ll probably never understand himself.

    I'm currently working on his abilities. I'm not really sure what to do with them. Hope that's all right.

    Ability Level 1:
    Can read the thoughts of others.
    Ability Level 2:: Can read the thoughts of others, and can project his own thoughts onto others.
    Ability Level 3:Can read the thoughts of others, can project his own thoughts onto others and can manipulate others through their thoughts.
     
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    Name: Amos J.M. Wellings
    Appearance: 6" 2' white skin, with a slight tan, brown hair, amazingly blue eyes with some thick eyebrows to go along with them. generally a normal person to look at, well educated, wears jeans and always a long sleeve shirt. rarely wears black. always wears leather gloves, generally hidden by his long sleeves.
    Age:17
    Gender: male
    Backstory: born and bred in England and always seemly happy and up for a challenge. he came to be aware of things that others could not see at the age of 13 and at the age of 15 and several house fires doctors later he resigned himself to the fact that he would always see things in the shadows, and was unable to touch anyone. despite these things he tried to lead as normal a life as possible. He emigrated here as his father moved with work, and after looking at some of the more expensive schools Amos had a feeling about Communal College that he couldn’t get out of his mind. taking this as a sign he enrolled for the new year.
    Ability Level 1:the old "throwing the fire ball from the hand" trick
    Ability Level 2:the old "fire ball in the hand" trick + the old "spontaneous combustion at a glance" trick
    Ability Level 3 ^^^ + the not so old "explode and destroy anything that can burn around him" trick.
     
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    Characters so far:

    Xare Aldrich
    Ellin
    Pasha Boujinsky
    Amos J.M. Wellings

    Expect the first scenario post here tomorrow, or at the absolute latest monday. If others want to join just post the character profile here. However when the story starts and someone wants to join, they'll have to post a profile on the iscussion thread and if it's early enough(like around the first couple scenarios) then it'll be easy to work them in. However the further the story goes, the less likely I'll be able to fit in new players without some difficulty.
     
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    Midnight Hour

    Mr Mac was just under 6 feet, still dressed as if ready to teach. He sat inside of is office with a pad in front of him. It had struck midnight but half a minute ago. "Let's see what kind of fun those kids are going to have tonight" said Mr Mac with a dry sarcasm. His finger became encased in a green light as it touched the pad. On the pad a moving image of a green creature with scaly arms and claws but no lower half rode off the walls, then went back into them.

    "I guess it was inevitable. After facing the most basic kind of enemies, it's going to take a little thought for them to kill this one" said Mr Mac. Something then flashed on his pad, a human figure within the lecture hall.

    "Who's that? It's not one of the kids I know, but then again it was too quick to tell. You know, I should meet up with the others and offer them my advice and witicisms, but finding this other person sounds, strangely safer, and if I die, who would teach Introduction to Film?" he asked himself with a whimsical dryness.

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    Destination Points:

    *Destroy the Wall Traveller currently in the main lobby
    *Meet the person within the Lecture Hall

    Other notes:

    *since there hasn't been a day activities post, all characters have access to Level 3 skills ths scenario

    *as with any other scenario, plot twists may add a new destination point and objective
     
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    Ellin watched the shadows move around in the courtyard. He was painting a nighttime picture and he looked at the time.
    It was nearly midnight. Then the clock turned and Ellin put his items away he knew it was time to get to work.
    Ellin noticed a heavy amount of energy in the main lobby. Ellin walked across the courtyard his destination known.
     
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    The creature's hissing could be heard even from where Ellin was. It waited patiently for him to step inside.
     
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    Xare's body moves up and down, doing one sit up after the next. Stopping to look at the clock she says "Its time." Walking over, she opens the window and jumps out of the third story dorm room. The cold night air rushes by her, as her skin hardens, becoming more like metal than flesh. Her knees barely bend as she lands on the sidewalk and begins to walk towards the main lobby. A hiss echos through the campus. It is time once again, to destroy that which haunts the midnight hour.
     
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    Pasha’s hand moved slowly as he struggled with the last word problem. He had learned his English late in life, and reading it was definitely not his strong point. Not that math was a strong subject for him in the first place.

    No, it’s 10.” He heard Yuri snap, “You multiplied when you should have divided!

    He growled angrily, flipping his book closed. His eyes hit the clock in his room and he sighed. It was time. He threw his jacket on and walked from his dorm. He could all ready hear the thoughts of the fellow students, mostly incoherent dreams that made no sense.

    He could feel a distant thought, it didn’t feel human. He went towards the feelings, his boots echoing down the silent hall.
     
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    Amos stared at the clock, nervous he watched the second hand roll around and around until it was almost midnight. it was almost like time had begun to but eventually, the clock ticked over to the midnight hour. this signified two things, he could now continue to master his gift of fire, which, in the past had caused may a house fire. and two, tomorrow he was going to the new college. but sleepless he rolled a fire ball over his nad and attempted to move it over a piece of paper without catching it alight...he had yet to succeed
     
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    Mr Mac turned to avoid the main lobby, having heard the hissing from there. "Looks like I'm in the clear" he said to himself. GOing to Hallway C, he heard hissing from there as well, before the creature launched out and tried to slash at him, Mac diving out of the way just in time.

    "You've got be kidding! That thing can multiply itself, they could be anywhere in the building!"

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    The Wall Creature popped out of the wall outside, trying to attack Xare however she was too far away and the creature sunk back inside the wall, unable to remain outside until the midnight hour was up.
     
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    Upon hearing the noise, Xare spins around to see nothing there. "I know I heard something. It must be inside of the building." Walking up to door, bearing the sign "main lobby", Xare slowly opens it and looks at the hallways inside. Nothings there. 'Come out, come out whever you are." says Xare with a grin. Every muscle in her body tenses itself, if preperation of battle, as she walks down the hall. Looking for anything that stalks the campus, looking for prey.
     
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    You’re lost. Why don’t you stop and ask for directions.” Yuri said sarcastically. Pasha was more then annoyed by his friend by now, as he came to a stop on a bend. He hated new places, he really did. Russia was home for him. Russia never changed, but the States were scary. They were new, and unknown. This school was nothing different. He took a turn, and suddenly he heard a faint whisper enter his mind.

    Eye oh eye herd ting. --us- be –si-uh of the bill.

    He stopped recognizing the faint, altered whisper. He went towards the sound, the clarity of it enhancing. It was Xare.

    Xare, it’s Pasha… where are you? Have you seen anything?

    He thought hard, and sent the image of the hallway he was in.
     
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    Ellin walked into the main lobby. He heard the hissing and he wondered where the creatures was.
    It was oddly dark in the lobby were he couldn't really see his own hands. He continued walking around.
    He wondered where the creatures was hiding. Most likely it wasn't hiding in the shadows. It needed to be somewhere else.
    Ellin wondered if now would be a good time to freeze the air around him and in the lobby.
    Ellin wondered if he was going to make it or was he going to die here.
    It was a thought that passed through his head numerous occasions. And it had been happening more often after he nearly died in the car accident last year.
     
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    The quiet search is interrupted upon hearing a voice in her head.

    Xare, it’s Pasha… where are you? Have you seen anything?


    ........I'm in the main lobby. I heard some hissing sound, and decided to check it out..........

    Turning the corner she spots a figure in the dark hall (Ellin). She gets ready, just in case and says "Who's there. Are you a monster or a student?"
     
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    Ellin hears footsteps and can barely make out a figure coming towards him. Ellin puts up his guard, ready for anything.
    "Who's there? Are you a monster or student?"
    Ellin hears what they say.
    "I am a student," Ellin says.
    Ellin waits for the figure, but he sense this may not be a good idea. He feels the floor underneath him.
    The floor feels like moving breathing flesh. Ellin wonders if he should wait for them or leave.
    The floor was moving as if it were alive.
     
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    ........I'm in the main lobby. I heard some hissing sound, and decided to check it out..........

    He listened hard for her thoughts and followed them. He was almost blind in the dark, but that didn’t bother him. He’d hear something if it came, whether or not it spoke or just thought. Everything had a mind after all. He stopped suddenly, his hands going to the wall. He was nearing the main lobby.

    I am a student. It rang in his head and he stepped forward, his face barely showing as he looked into the darkness towards the sound of movement and voices.

    There’s more of them.” Yuri muttered. ((Only HE can hear Yuri, just to clear things up.))
     
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    Walking cautiously up to the figure, until it takes form. It appears to be some pale sickly looking guy, kneeling on the floor. "Since your up at this hour, I'm guessing you're also hunting for the monsters. I heard some hissing noise coming from this building, so have you've seen anything. By the way, I'm Xare."
     
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    OOC: I hope my post is acceptable, I also wanna know if this is a little to graphic.
    Always can edit it out.

    "Ellin, first year here," Ellin said.
    Ellin felt the floor move again.
    "The floor is moving,"
    Suddenly a scream ripped through the main lobby. A teacher, who had been up correct papers until she decided to call it a night, was dragged along the ceiling. A red path of her blood spilled across the ceiling, her body was been ripped into pieces, and her bones were cracking under the pressure. At the end of ceiling she disappears into the wall, the belly of the beast.
    Ellin looks at the figure.
    "We should get moving,"
     
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    Looking up at the sickining blood trail, trying to get the scream out of her head, Xare says "Yeah, I guess that's a good idea."

    .......Hey Pasha, be very careful inside of the lobby. They are inside of the walls.......

    Just then, a face begins to appear on the wall next to Xare. With lightining speed, she puts her hand through the wall, in an attempt to grab it. The creature tries to retreat into the wall, but isn't quite quick enough. Some purple ooze spills our from the new hole as Xare pulls her hand out. A crushed eye falls to the floor as Xare's hand opens. She attempts to shake some of the ooze off of her and says "Well, atleast we know they can be hurt."
     
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    Ellin looked at here.
    "I can freeze things," he said, "If you want I can try to freeze the whole area."
    Ellin knew this was risky, but he wasn't still in control with his abilities. If he tried he might freeze the girl at the same time.
    "But that is a last resort," he said.
    Ellin rather create limits then have people get killed because of him. Ellin felt the floor under his feet move again. Ellin began to walk at a controlled pace not to fast and not to slow.
     
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