Note: If you did not receive an invitation, then please, do not make a character application.
Itís been nearly a century since the planet was scorched. Perhaps thatís why some people want to go back up to the surface, because itís ďsafe nowĒ. Sure, itís safe, it stopped being radioactive a long time ago. But thereís nothing there. Itís just an endless desert. Everything up there that had any worth was completely obliterated when the the universe decided to suckerpunch the Earth with a comet. Of course, itís not paradise down here at the bottom of the ocean. Yes there are pirates and monsters, but we can keep them at bay. Plus the Poseidon Collective keeps riots and revoltsÖ mostly under control. And we have food and clean water and, hell, LIFE down here.
Of course, things arenít perfect in your home colony of Phi. The entire city is effectively a slum. You canít walk five feet without witnessing a mugging or a back alley drug deal. The government is too powerful, and is closer to a dictatorship than it is to a democracy. And to top it all off, famine and disease are rampant as the paranoid law enforcement officers keep all the food and medical equipment to themselves. ďItís needed for the effective functioning of our officersĒ they say. What a load of crap.
You, along with the rest of the crew on the Hermes investigation and reconnaissance submarine, have been tasked with investigating the radio silence of a nearby colony, Omega, which is located past a notoriously dangerous stretch of ocean. The journey will be harrowing, and survival is not guaranteed. Luckily, the Poseidon Collective has pointed out a few smaller colonies in-between you and your goal, which will hopefully allow you places to dock and resupply, as you won't have enough resources to make the trip in one go. Let's hope the pirates aren't too hungry this time.
Ok, here are some things to note about this RP:
- Characters are almost certainly going to die. Iím not saying that EVERYONE is going to lose one of their characters, but you may end up being the poor sap whose character gets zapped. For this reason, I would recommend giving two character applications.
Going over two would make this a bit crowded, but hey, itís a free country!
- As you read, throughout the story, the Hermes will be docking at colonies on the way to the final destination. When the submarine is docked at these stations, you can submit a new character application to replace someone youíve lost.
- During this RP, I may decided to interact with you guys via PM. By doing this, Iíll be able to give you guys information privately during certain parts of the story, in order to make it a bit more interesting. This may turn out awesomely or it may be a recipe for disaster, but hey, I have to at least try.
No Godmodding or Metagaming.
If you feel that your character was killed unfairly, then please feel free to tell me so in a peaceful manner, and if you make good points, weíll work something out. However, insults and general rudeness will get you nowhere, and I ultimately get the final say in who lives and who dies.
Any arguments with me or other players should be (peacefully) brought up in the OOC. Again, I will ultimately have the final word in all of this.
Just donít be a jerk, okay?
Age: (At least 20)
Personality (as brief or as long as you like):
: Specializes in controlling the heavy weaponry attached to the Hermes, like machine guns and torpedo launchers.Engineer
: Specializes in keeping the Hermes in working order.Security Officer
: Specializes in protecting the crew of the ship, with training in small arms and hand to hand combat.Medical Officer
: Specializes in keeping the crew of the ship alive and well.Navigator
: Specializes in controlling where the Hermes goes, and, in combat situations, is in control of the ships evasive maneuvers.
And there we go. Go ahead and post your apps, and prepare for a traumatizing voyage.