Eximius Coventry Story There are some people who are special, there always have been, and there always will be. There was never an experiment or natural occurrence to cause this phenomena, some people are just gifted. In earlier times these gifts were regarded as witchcraft and devilry, and many were rounded up, tortured, and slain. For hundreds of years people have been killed for their abilities. Nowadays, the killings are more subtle: a missing persons case, an unsolvable murder, or even framed murder. No one knows who or what is causing all the killings, but whatever it is has always been the force driving the persecution of the Exceptional people of the world. You are an Exceptional (The term for one with powers), and reside in Coventry, England. The majority of Exceptionals don't even know that they have powers. Those that do learned to live quietly with their abilities, but there are some who have no control over them. Violence in the town is on the rise, and Exceptionals appear to be the main targets. You may yet survive, but you must find the people who can help you first. Please note that your characters have no foreknowledge of these happenings, other than what they've heard on the news. Exceptionals are not publicly known, but some are aware of others. IndieVidFx.com is a video/connecting forum that many Exceptionals around the world use to communicate with one another. You will start your writings with your character going about their everyday life. Settle in, get comfortable, maybe meet the other characters. (You may create your own NPCs, but sparingly, and only use them for short periods of time. NPCs like landlords, cashiers, or bankers etc. may be persistent, if you choose.) I will start the action once you've established your characters. I will send some of your characters on missions, so be prepared. I will PM you beforehand to let you know, if and when I do. Landscape Coventry will have the same geographical location as the actual town, but we will create the look and feel. The town will be small in size, and divided by Queen's Street. The East side will be more upper class, while the West side will be poorer. Notable locations include: Greenstan Grocery - The town's largest and main grocery store, located in the North--Eastern part of Coventry on Hubbard Avenue. Speedy Trip - A small gritty convenience store in the South-Western part of Coventry. This is a shady place, with many solicitors, and there is a high crime in this area. It may be a good place for information. Mac's Fish'n'Chips - A famous restaurant, located in the middle of Coventry, at Queen's Street and Richmond Avenue. Todslington Pub - A popular joint, located in the West-most part of Coventry, on Yarl Drive. Powers Your powers are each unique to you and could range from anything from telepathy to manipulating cloth. Your powers come with their own set of side effects, but (most of) you have learned to live with them. You either will have a temporal ability (one that can be activated), or a constant ability (one that is always active). You may use a combination of both if you want to as well. Don't reveal your character's powers right away, make it interesting for the readers/other writers and keep them guessing for a little while; HOWEVER, PM me all of your characters' powers with your templates for approval. Rules 1. No controlling others' characters, unless given special permission. 2. No god-modding. 3. Only join if you intend to write. If you have to leave, or if you fail to write, I can kill off your character, or turn it into an NPC. 4. Communicate with one another. If you're going to do something unexpected, PM me first. 5. Don't spam with posts, give others a chance to write/respond. And no one-liners, roughly 100+ words will do per post. 6. Please stay up to date with posts, and read the discussion thread. Post ALL of your ooc posts (excluding character profiles) in the discussion thread. 7. Please bold quoted text from previous posts. 8. Please edit or at least read through your post before posting it. 9. Some language is allowed, but don't go overboard. 10. Flaming/insulting/discrimination against other writers will not be tolerated in this RP, and will be reported to the admin. 11. My word is law, and I can change or alter the rules as I see fit. Template for character Name: Age: Sex: Appearance: Aura (This ties into your character's powers.): Short Bio: Personality: Miscellaneous info: Please PM me any characters for approval prior to posting! ------------ Remember to have fun! I will do my best to make this an enjoyable experience for all. Please give me any ideas you might have for improving the story/gameplay. Happy writing!