Eximius Grygla 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. Two years ago, a group of Exceptional people in Coventry came close to uncovering a grim organization that was slaughtering people with abilities. Dirk, and his fellow members of an underground group known as Eximius, broke into the enemy's base, in an attempt to put an end to the organization, and rescue their fellow trapped Exceptionals. Then, suddenly, they vanished. Dirk, Eximius Coventry, and the lab they had entered. All gone without a trace. Across the ocean in a small town in Grygla, Minnesota, one of Dirk's Eximius groups receives a message within a small leather-bound book. One that could give them all a fighting chance. All Exceptionals will need to band together, if they are to survive. You are an Exceptional, and reside in Grygla, Minnesota. Most of you have learned to live quietly with your powers, but there are some who have no control over them. Your powers are each unique to you and could be 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. Note: To new players unfamiliar with the "lore" of Eximius, or if the story summary is unsatisfactory or confusing, please PM me, or perhaps a previous player, and we should be able to get you the answers you need. Landscape Grygla is a small town, to the far North-West of Minnesota. For the sake of story, it's layout will be fabricated. Farmland surrounds a medium-sized residential area, that houses a bustling town center in the middle. The center is lined with shops, inns, and restaurants, the most popular of which is Bev's Grille. Cutting through the middle is West State Street. The only fast way in or out of Grygla is by State Highway 89. While crime is on average very low, Grygla seems to have hit a spike. There seem to be a lot more visitors than usual, flooding all the inns, and more importantly, the town center parking spots. Something that hasn't gone unnoticed by wary residents. Note: To players who choose to have teen characters, the school is located in the North-East side of town, just past the residential area. 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, or make them too long. Roughly 100-500 words will do per post. 6. Please stay up to date with posts, and read the discussion thread. 7. My word is law. 8. Teaming is not required, but highly encouraged. Having multiple writers collaborating helps the story and the characters to develop so much more! 9. Most importantly, have fun. This is a game, so have fun with it. Character As stated above, your character will have an ability that has its set of side effects. Your character's powers must be sent along with the template to me via PM before posting for approval. Characters posted before approval will not be acknowledged. While the power will be submitted to me for approval, don't add it to the public template. Make people guess as to what your character's powers are. Approved character templates should be posted in the discussion thread, so as not to disrupt the story, and for easy reference. Your characters will start just going about their daily lives. They have no knowledge of Eximius, but they probably will know about the recent rise in crime in the town. Note: To previous players who know about indievidfx, the site has been taken down, and is no longer accessible. Template Name: Age: Sex: Appearance: Aura (This ties into your character's powers. Questions regarding this can be PMed to me.): Short Bio: Personality: Miscellaneous info: Again, please PM me the template/powers before posting.