White Darkness Warning, this is a dark, nasty and realistic RPG. Story White Darkness. The unbearably cold end to the world, twisting all manner of life into an icy snap. Earth encountered an event it was never prepared for, and no one ever expected. The sixth major ice age had come, and it could not be stopped. Those that survived merely call it, ‘White Darkness’. 30 years have past. With no break in the sky, nothing has changed. Most survivors live each day as the come, battling the terrain, conditions, and others for the elusive treasures such as canned food. Few team up to help each other, but there have been rumblings of tribes; vicious and savage. Many have turned to hunting different types of mammal. And more dangers await any unsuspecting humans. As they have evolved to their surroundings, so have the animals. With no more poachers to burden them, polar bears, arctic wolves, and even penguins have flourished. Creatures that once could not survive the cold are now... changing. But a myth now fills the brittle air. A legend so enticing, most believe it too good to be true. And only those that actually exchange words know of it. The unending plant. The burst of life shrouded in blizzard. Some say it radiates heat. Others say it grows food. Even a few have murmured tall tales of fire breathing. But... if the people speak truths... this ‘Dragon Flower’ could make anyone a god amongst mortals. Area The landscape in which this story resides in is known as ‘Crane’, due to the giant crane in the centre of town (now covered completely with ice of course). The ground is pretty flat, completely iced over, but the previous shops and houses stick half way out. Everything is covered, white everywhere, and buildings are pretty tough to get into thanks to all the ice. Some buildings have entrances though, due to smashed windows or doors left open when the event hit, but obviously these insides are heavily covered in frozen snow after all these years. Crane is a typical suburban town, but caked in a relentless blizzard. The weather does let up from time to time, but it is still bitterly cold. _________________________ General Rules 1. No controlling others' characters, unless given special permission. 2. No god-modding. (See Specific Rules below) 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 (please see Specific Rules below) 9. The objective is primarily to survive, but everyone is after the mysterious plant. If it even exists. 10. Character templates must be authorised by me. 10. Most importantly, have fun. This is a game, so have fun with it. Specific Rules (MY RULES!!!! RAWR!!!) 1. I want to focus on some good, solid writing, so obviously no tiny posts. But this also means that I want you to write as well as you can, try to improve yourself and give some in depth posts. I am always trying to improve my writing and hopefully you guys are too; so taking time over posts and using the best quality material will really bring that out. I really like it when folks collaborate through PMs, some of the best posts have come from these. 2. This is a survival RPG. No one should be overpowered, or easily be able to help themselves. Each character should struggle. This is supposed to be realistic and they are all underdogs in this brutal world. (I’m giving you the freedom to have whatever items you want, but you need to be responsible with what you have. I’d facepalm if everyone is going to be running around with machine guns etc. Plus if you did, where would you find the ammunition? Use your brains and be more creative!) 3. Characters must be flawed! In a world like this, no one is truly good. This is a dark RPG, so your characters need to do whatever they can to survive. And that may include stealing, or backstabbing someone you teamed up with. If it works properly then it could be fantastic fun, as no one will know who to trust, or who has shady alliances together, or even what they are plotting. 4. Finally, teaming is allowed, but that doesn’t mean you always have to stay friends > Character Your character can have been born before the ice age event, or after it. Just remember if you do one after it, they will not have recollection of the previous world, so bear that in mind when writing for them. With regards to profiles I would like you to PM me full details, however I want to try something interesting... Once your character has been approved by me, I only want you to post their name, age, sex and appearance on the discussion thread. The rest is up to the reader to guess in your posts. Your characters will start just going about their daily lives. Which will probably be pretty extreme... Template Name(optional): Ice Name: (Those that were born post ‘event’ would likely only have an Ice Name) Age: Sex: Appearance: Personality: Short Bio: Miscellaneous info: Again, please PM me the template before posting.