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Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:15:04 AM »
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ARCTICA: VOSTOK


THE BRIEF

WARNING: EYES ONLY, TOP SECRET
VIOLATION RESULTANT IN CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-9912, IMMEDIATE TERMINATION

At 1834 hours UTC two days prior, 20130413, Vostok Station (VOK) went dark.  This is anomalous.  VOK has been reliably transmitting information every few minutes for the past five decades, and this is the first disruption in that pattern.  As temporary civilian adjuncts, it is your job to investigate VOK and discover the reason for the radio silence.  You are being transported by [REDACTED], and will be escorted by soldiers provided by [REDACTED]. 

After your safe return, you will be debriefed and compensated for your efforts, then transported back to your residence.  Commander King will be your commanding officer.  Any questions may be presented to her.

PLEASE REFER TO:
"Scientists Find Life in the Cold and Dark Under Antarctic Ice" -- New York Times, Civilian Journalism
Vostok Station Geographical Review -- Russian Government
"A Precambrian microcontinent in the Indian Ocean" -- Scientific Publication (ISSN: 1752-0894) (doi: 10.1038/ngeo1736)
Data Packet VOK-20130413-094 -- Attached Text: "ARCTICA"
Klyuchevskaya Sopka Dig, Artifact Sketch 027 -- Attached Text: "19m statue embedded in face of basalt cliff.  Remarkably intact.  Estimated age [REDACTED]"  Credit: Dr. Charles Gustav, 20130402
Klyuchevskaya Sopka Dig, Artifact Sketch 017 -- Attached Text: "Direct, free-standing sculpture in a large clearing on the fringe of [REDACTED].  Dated to approximately [REDACTED].  23.3 meters."  Credit: Dr. Gale Hanson, 20130328
ARCTICA -- Oil on canvas.  Credit: Sir Theodore Stoneman, South London Psychiatric Ward, 1938
Data Packet MSG3-CHERBAKUL01/02/03/04/05/06/07/08 -- Compilation of eight (8) separate data packets.  Dated February 15, 2013, 0320-0335 UTC
Data Packet EUMAT-CHERBAKUL01 -- Dated February 15, 2013, 0320 UTC
"Abrupt climate change at the end of the last glacial period inferred from trapped air in polar ice" -- Scientific Publication (ISSN: 0036-8075) (doi: 10.1126/science.286.5441.930).  Attached Text: "Bølling Transition, 14.5 ky B.P.  Suggest measurements may be off due to ARCTICA and [REDACTED], adjust +5.5 ky B.P."
Deep Diver -- 3DS/Photoshop/Digital Painting.  Credit: Colonel Mikhael Randis (ret.), Moscow, Russia, 2008.  Currently in South London Psychiatric Ward.
In the Russian Snows -- Oil on Canvas.  Credit: Colonel Mikhael Randis (ret.), Moscow, Russia, 2007.  Currently in South London Psychiatric Ward.
American Meteor Society Events -- Attached Text: "600% increase in events between 2005 and 2012.  Rate of meteor falls over continental America drastically increasing, assumed representative of global rates, indicative of geometric increase in global meteor landfalls per year."
NEW FILE-->  Micrograph ARCTICA-0024 -- Attached Text: "A. arctica bears similarity to genus Trichodina, only significant differences being the anomalous organs on the underside, size of individual, and preferred host."  Credit: Dr. Hellen Tanen, University of Oulu.  Scanning electron microscope micrograph.
NEW FILE-->  Micrograph ARCTICA-0031 -- Attached Text: "Aboral view of A. arctica.  Note retraction of anomalous organs.  Virtually identical to Trichodina."  Credit: Dr. Hellen Tanen, University of Oulu.  Differential interference contrast micrograph.
NEW FILE-->  Meteorite RU-CHERBAKUL-01 -- Attached Text: "23 kg.  Predominantly nickel, with unusually high amounts of carbon micro-deposits."
NEW FILE-->  TUNGUSKA-01 -- Attached Text: "Photograph from Tunguska Event in Russia.  Circa 1908.  Recommend encouragement of 'Tesla Death Ray' conspiracy theory.  Too crazy to be taken seriously, reinforce public opinion of meteorite event."





CIVILIAN DOSSIER

WARNING: CONFIDENTIAL
VIOLATION RESULTANT IN CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Please review the following dossier and confirm all facts within are true.  If there are discrepancies, or if the dossier concerns someone not yourself, please correct the errors and inform Commander King.

Code: [Select]
[b]FULL NAME[/b]:
[b]TITLES, DEGREES, and FORMER RANK[/b]: [If applicable]
[b]SEX[/b]:
[b]CITIZENRY[/b]:
[b]CURRENT ADDRESS[/b]:
[b]DATE of BIRTH[/b]:
[b]PLACE of BIRTH[/b]: [If country of birth differs from CITIZENRY, elaborate]
[b]NEXT of KIN[/b]:

[b]APPEARANCE[/b]: [Please attach photo or likeness (.jpg or .png, no larger than 2gb).  Photo or likeness must accurately represent the individual and be no older than six months.]
[b]ETHNICITY[/b]:
[b]HEIGHT[/b]:
[b]WEIGHT[/b]:
[b]SKIN COLOR[/b]:
[b]EYE COLOR[/b]:
[b]HAIR COLOR[/b]:
[b]TATTOOS[/b]:
[b]BIRTHMARKS or SCARS[/b]:
[b]OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS[/b]:

[b]BIOGRAPHY[/b]: [Informal summary.  Although thoroughness is encouraged, ensure that at least the most recent two years are detailed.  Earlier life history is optional]
[b]OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS[/b]: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
[b]OCCUPATION[/b]:

[b]PERSONALITY[/b]: [Informal summary]
[b]PHOBIAS[/b]:
[b]HOBBIES[/b]:
[b]CRIMES[/b]: [Note: Only list those that resulted in Convictions]
[b]ADDICTIONS[/b]: [Include any and all substance or mental addictions suffered, past or present]
[b]OFFICIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM[/b]: [Note: No input required.  Please Attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-5 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the Form here]
[b]ADDITIONAL NOTES[/b]: [If needed]

[b]CURRENT MEDICATIONS[/b]:
[b]CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES[/b]:
[b]CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES[/b]:
[b]PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT[/b]: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-2 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]
[b]VACCINATIONS[/b]: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Vaccination Form A to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]


[b]SURVEY [/b]-- PLEASE COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.
WARNING: FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Have you ever been to Antarctica before:
If Yes, Have you ever been to Vostok Station before:
If Yes, What was the date, length, and purpose of your visit:

Have you ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer, elephantitis, chronic lymphedema, or a tropical parasite:
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles:
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you certified to pilot a C-130 Hercules aeroplane:





MILITARY DOSSIER

WARNING: CONFIDENTIAL
VIOLATION RESULTANT IN CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Please review the following dossier and confirm all facts within are true.  If there are discrepancies, or if the dossier concerns someone not yourself, please correct the errors and inform Commander King.

NOTE: If you are reading this, it means your country has authorized your presence here.  Information you may normally deem sensitive should not be considered secret while correcting this dossier.  Hold nothing back.

Code: [Select]
[b]FULL NAME[/b]:
[b]CURRENT RANK[/b]: [If applicable]
[b]SEX[/b]:
[b]CITIZENRY[/b]:
[b]CURRENT STATION[/b]:
[b]DATE of BIRTH[/b]:
[b]PLACE of BIRTH[/b]: [If country of birth differs from CITIZENRY, elaborate]
[b]NEXT of KIN[/b]:

[b]APPEARANCE[/b]: [Please attach photo or likeness (.jpg or .png, no larger than 2gb).  Photo or likeness must accurately represent the individual and be no older than six months.]
[b]ETHNICITY[/b]:
[b]HEIGHT[/b]:
[b]WEIGHT[/b]:
[b]SKIN COLOR[/b]:
[b]EYE COLOR[/b]:
[b]HAIR COLOR[/b]:
[b]TATTOOS[/b]:
[b]BIRTHMARKS or SCARS[/b]:
[b]OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS[/b]:

[b]BIOGRAPHY[/b]: [Informal summary.  Although thoroughness is encouraged, ensure that at least the most recent two years are detailed.  Earlier life history is optional]
[b]OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS[/b]: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
[b]MOST RECENT or CURRENT DEPLOYMENT[/b]:
[b]MEDALS and HONORS[/b]: [Include those that have been withdrawn or voided, but include the reason for their cancellation]

[b]PERSONALITY[/b]: [Informal summary]
[b]PHOBIAS[/b]:
[b]HOBBIES[/b]:
[b]CRIMES[/b]: [Note: Only list those that resulted in Convictions]
[b]ADDICTIONS[/b]: [Include any and all substance or mental addictions suffered, past or present]
[b]PTSD[/b]: [Y/N]
[b]OFFICIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM[/b]: [Note: No input required.  Please Attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-5 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the Form here]
[b]ADDITIONAL NOTES[/b]: [If needed]

[b]CURRENT MEDICATIONS[/b]:
[b]CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES[/b]:
[b]CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES[/b]:
[b]PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT[/b]: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-2 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]
[b]VACCINATIONS[/b]: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Vaccination Form A to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]


[b]SURVEY [/b]-- PLEASE COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.
WARNING: FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Have you ever been to Antarctica before:
If Yes, Have you ever been to Vostok Station before:
If Yes, What was the date, length, and purpose of your visit:

Have you ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer, elephantitis, chronic lymphedema, or a tropical parasite:
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles:
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you certified to pilot a C-130 Hercules aeroplane:





OOC

Imagine this.  You're a scientist.  Maybe biology, geology, or even sociology.  You're rather esteemed in your chosen field, having authored dozens of papers on your specialty, or perhaps you're a rising star, a brilliant intellectual bringing a fresh perspective to the community.  One night, some black-suited men offer you two million US dollars to drop whatever you're doing and accompany them to... somewhere.  They're not very specific, and you have the feeling that if you turned down the offer, they'd forget the money and take you anyway.  They hand you a dossier.  Stamped in black ink across the manila folder is your name.

Or maybe you're a soldier.  America, Russian, Australian, European, or possibly a mercenary.  You're a veritable death machine, a master of your craft, with a stunning record and a chest full of medals.  Your accomplishments are so significant that you're either a war hero... or your government has made you vanish all together in order to protect you.  Your higher ups approach and give you a new, top secret assignment: Vostok.

Vostok Station is a Russian research camp in the heart of Antarctica, thousands of kilometers from the nearest human settlement.  It is one of the most remote and coldest places on earth, with a record low temperature of -128 degrees Fahrenheit.  Four kilometers below the small station lies Lake Vostok, the largest underice lake in the world.  You may have read in newspapers or seen mention online of Vostok Station's success in boring through the ice to the lake below, a pristine habitat preserved under an ice shelf for millions of years.  Officially, it was a simple ice coring mission, meant to explore one of the last unknown places on Earth.  Off the books, something went terribly wrong.

You're quickly loaded up onto a plane, and spend the better half a day locked in a small, freezing room.  Hard-faced men in black suits watch you for every moment of the trip.  Eventually, you're told that you're part of a special, international team assembled in haste to investigate Vostok Station.  In the middle of a freak blizzard, on the eve of their expected success in delivering a probe into Lake Vostok, the station had gone silent.  The world's most powerful governments want to know why.  If you're a scientist, they expect you to answer that question, and if you're military, you're assignment is to make sure the eggheads do just that.





Okay, the gist of this game is this: your character is coerced or ordered to travel to Vostok Station.  They aren't told much, just that the station went dark on the eve of launching an underwater probe into Lake Vostok, and you need to find out why.  Expect this game to contain elements of mystery, suspense, survival-horror.  Also expect a melding of OOC and IC.  As you can see, the "character sheets" are actual IC dossiers, and I encourage you to fill them out as your IC character would.  That's only the beginning, however.  While OOC will always stay in the OOC thread, don't be surprised if IC elements bleed through into the OOC thread from time to time.  A picture here, an encrypted transmission there.  There will be another whole layer to this game, kind of like an ARG.

At least, that's how I think of it.

Good luck!
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 10:41:47 PM by Question Mark »

Offline Starlequin

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 12:21:40 AM »
Yes. Yes, I think I am. Hm, soldier or scientist, brains or brawn...will think on it.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 01:18:57 PM »
No one says you can't have both ;)

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 01:26:58 AM »
I think I'm game on this. I've never really participated in a group game before, but I'm certainly interested. I haven't settled on which role to play yet, however, so I'll have to ponder it over for a while.

Are you going to act as GM or do you have another character in mind? And do you have an idea where you would like this story to go, or is the plan to just play it by ear and see how the characters interact?

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 01:35:08 AM »
I think I'm game on this. I've never really participated in a group game before, but I'm certainly interested. I haven't settled on which role to play yet, however, so I'll have to ponder it over for a while.

Are you going to act as GM or do you have another character in mind? And do you have an idea where you would like this story to go, or is the plan to just play it by ear and see how the characters interact?

Thanks for the interest!

Yes, I'll be GMing and playing as all the NPCs, and yes, I have a pretty solid idea of what's going on in Vostok Station, and where this plot is likely to go in the long run.  That said, characters will definitely be able to significantly impact where the plot goes and how certain... developments... occur.  >:)

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 01:39:02 AM »
Well... I'm stuck between the two; for one I love to play snarky, strong women who enjoy fighting as much as they enjoy watching Jackie Chan fight, but on the other hand, playing a frustrated scientist could be fun as well. How much real research/bullshitting the facts is allowed?

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 01:54:51 AM »
I'm not really sure what you mean by bullshitting the facts.  Generally though, as long as it doesn't obviously smell like bullshit, I'm good with it :P

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 02:02:21 AM »
I guess I should have rephrased that a bit. Do those interested in playing the brains have a need to do research on their part, or is creative license (within reason, of course) allowed. But it looks as if you already answered that, so it's moot at this point.  ;)

I'm still interested; leaning towards scientist. Maybe an Archaeologist.

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 02:10:14 AM »
Oh, I don't expect you to have a PhD or anything to play a scientist.  Passing knowledge, maybe some research if she mentions something complex.  Make sure you're not talking complete gibberish and all that.  But ya, moot point.

Archeology eh?  Interesting.  Actually, ya, that would flow really well with what I have planned.

Well, so far, we've only got two people interested.  And honestly, I'd be okay with a game this small.  What about you two?

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 02:16:35 AM »
I'd be perfectly okay with that.

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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 02:35:48 AM »
ooh I  am totally interested.. Scientist for the win! ^^

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 03:29:21 AM »
So am I. I'd love to participate as well :)

I'll play any role that's needed :p

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 04:11:16 AM »
I'll go ahead and throw my hat into the ring as well. I wouldn't mind playing a PMC hired to keep the scientists alive. I rather like the idea of him being an "expert" on arctic warfare and survival. And by expert, I mean he's worked in those conditions enough to know what works and what doesn't.

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Interest Check] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 05:06:37 PM »
Oh goody, this picked up! I've decided to go the 'hard mode' route and run two characters for this one, after all (if that's still cool). One scientist (female, either a biologist or a botanist), one soldier (male, probably more used to  desert or jungle missions so he's way out of his usual element). Any timeframe on when we're looking to start?

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 09:26:29 PM »
Kara, SAZ, Koek!  It's awesome to see you guys interested!  And Star, you're welcome to make two character if you feel that you can handle it.  ;)

Now, I've been pretty busy today, and I'm gonna be busy tomorrow, but hopefully I'll have an official thread Recruitment thread up tomorrow.

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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2013, 10:09:33 PM »
woots, lemem knwo when you get a CS up Q Mark, I can work on a character then.

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 08:14:05 AM »
Would a woman Chinese Intelligence elite agent fit? Heaven knows what the Americans and all are hiding down there and there may be something China can use for its defense or offense in the future.

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2013, 07:35:47 PM »
Updated the first post with the brief and dossiers!  I've added a bunch if stuff, so make sure you give it a thorough read.

@Ruby: Vostok Station is officially a Russian station.  If anything, the Chinese would be more likely to know what's going on there than the Americans.  That certainly doesn't mean you can't have a Chinese agent, but she wouldn't be incognito.  The civilians/military may not know her true identity, but she wouldn't be a spy, and the Powers That Be would know who she really is.

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 07:48:44 PM »
So, I'll be off school and back from the gym in about 6 hours. Dibs on Irish lass.

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2013, 02:35:01 AM »
FULL NAME: Aibhlinn “ave-leen” Isold Bannon
TITLES, DEGREES, and FORMER RANK: Professor
SEX: Female
CITIZENRY: Ireland
CURRENT ADDRESS: Fairbanks, Alaska
DATE of BIRTH: November 11th, 1985
PLACE of BIRTH: Cork, Ireland
NEXT of KIN: N/A

APPEARANCE:

ETHNICITY: Irish
HEIGHT: 5’4
WEIGHT: 125 lbs
SKIN COLOR:Fair
EYE COLOR: Dark Green
HAIR COLOR: Red
TATTOOS: N/A
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: Laceration scars down left, lateral arm and across bilateral shoulders. 
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS: Lopsided smirk.

BIOGRAPHY: Graduating from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, Aibhlinn’s career in Archaeology took off with gusto-while working along with Zahi Hawass until his fall -to which she responds with ‘He was the Mubarak of antiquities’. Bannon went solo shortly after, obtaining scholarships through anonymous and questionable sources, allowing travel around the globe that has led her to several lost civilization Respected in the community for her work, despite her unorthodox approach, Aibhlinn takes a special interest toward the supernatural and past beliefs, while lacking the catholic faith of her own blood.

An expedition led to a successful discovery in China, where Bannon discovered a hidden temple in the range of the ‘Five Great Mountains’, unearthing sacred stone tablets and serpentine statues confiscated by the local government. She was later charged; and then released for breaking and entering, trespassing and assault, and currently is suspended from the privilege of traveling back to China ever again.

Her last known location was Fairbanks, Alaska, rumored to be investigating a city of onyx lost among the glaciers and protected by the natives of the tundra.

OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE.
OCCUPATION: Archaeologist
PERSONALITY: Bannon is known for her sharp tongue; she has the habit of making friends, but often-times her broken 'filter' gets her into trouble and push those people away. She isn't afraid of anything (except the thought of bloating in space,) and likes to take risks. She's something of an adventurer, often described as such before her profession is considered, and takes this as a compliment. Indiana Jones did a fair enough job at it and is often a role model.

With a respect to all religions, she considers herself spiritual but not devoted, and meditates to clear her mind, not worship something she can't see. Peaceful moments make her uncomfortable, and violence is where she feels she thrives.

PHOBIAS: Astrophobia.
HOBBIES: Studying ancient language, religion and folklore. Ghost Hunting.
CRIMES: One count assault. Trespassing. Breaking and Entering.
ADDICTIONS: Adrenaline.
OFFICIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM: [Note: No input required.  Please Attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-5 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the Form here]
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Speaks Irish Gaelic, English, and Arabic fluently, and learned with dead languages such as Hieroglyphics, Greenlandic Norse, and Latin.

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: N/A
CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: Insomnia
CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES: N/A
PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Fitness Evaluation Form A-2 to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]
VACCINATIONS: [Note: no input required.  Please attach Vaccination Form A to dossier.  If desired, you may summarize the form here]


SURVEY -- PLEASE COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.
WARNING: FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Have you ever been to Antarctica before:  No.
If Yes, Have you ever been to Vostok Station before:
If Yes, What was the date, length, and purpose of your visit:

Have you ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer, elephantitis, chronic lymphedema, or a tropical parasite:  Yes
If Yes, Elaborate: Cervical Cancer, 2001. Recovered.

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles: Yes
If Yes, Elaborate: Visiting third-world countries make this a requirement for a lady to feel safe. Also; I just enjoy the smell of cordite.

Are you certified to pilot a C-130 Hercules aeroplane: It’s spelled ‘airplane’.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 03:40:57 AM by Yggdrasil »

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2013, 03:28:15 AM »
Love the concept! Reminds me a lot of the book Ice Station, but perhaps a little less over-the-top (and obviously a lot more adult!). I was thinking of creating a skilled Diver for our team. Something along the lines of a highly skilled Navy salvage diver who had a traumatic mission or something and was shifted off of active duty to the Experimental Diving Unit but is called back up due to prior experience working in Antarctic conditions or something like that.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 03:51:36 AM by Eleah »

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 05:48:10 AM »
FULL NAME: Harper McAdams
CURRENT RANK: US Navy Diver (First Class)
SEX: Female
CITIZENRY: USA
CURRENT STATION: United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit
DATE of BIRTH: December 1st, 1990
PLACE of BIRTH: Seattle, Washington
NEXT of KIN: None

APPEARANCE:  (Photo on file. Taken 20130209; USNEDU Changerooms; Panama City; Florida)

ETHNICITY: English/American
HEIGHT: 5’5”
WEIGHT: 129lbs
SKIN COLOR: Pale
EYE COLOR: Blue-green
HAIR COLOR: Brunette
TATTOOS: Anchor, lower left waist
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: 3 inch scar, faded, on side of upper right thigh. Several smaller scars surrounding.
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS: Penchant for having something her hands at all times, usually something small, like a pen.   

BIOGRAPHY: Although graduating high school with a 3.5 GPA, Harper McAdams didn’t take an academic route and instead sought a life of adventure and excitement in the US Navy. A lover of the ocean and a consistent member of the swim team found her volunteering as a Navy Diver during basic training at “A” School. Here her quiet determination and total comfort in the water helped her progress quickly and she earned her Second Class Diver rating with the highest scores in a class where she was the only girl.

Her natural talent being obvious she was quickly posted to challenging assignments in the deep Pacific Ocean and off the coast of Japan, salvaging naval equipment damaged in storms and assisting in repairs of offshore installations.

By the time she was 21 she was already qualified as a First Class ND and had served in most of the major oceans on Earth as well as earning an Antarctic Service Medal for serving three months at the famous McMurdo Station assisting in the use and repair of loaned Navy equipment. It seemed the tenacious young woman could do no wrong with a near 100% success record that silenced all her male critics and a fiery manner that quickly made them her friends.

That was until a fateful deep sea mission off the coast of Alaska.

With her experience diving in cold temperatures, Harper was sent with a team of fellow NDs to safely disable some unexploded ordinance found in a previously lost American submarine sunk during the Cold War. Perched on an undersea ridge, the submarine was a potential ecological disaster and was to be taken care of covertly.

During the risky mission, something went wrong and the submarine dislodged from its resting place, sliding down the ridge. Inside the torpedo room, a loose munition exploded, killing 3 of the 4 divers and leaving Harper trapped in a submerged corridor with a metal rod impaling her thigh.
Rapidly losing consciousness and unable to swim with her injured leg, were it not for the quick actions of the surface team and the sheer luck that the descending submarine lodged in a groove not far from where it was, Harper would have died with her fellow divers, underwater on a secret mission. As it was, she survived and, after a year of rehabilitation, she was brought back into service shipped off to a tame testing job at the NEDU with a Distinguished Service Medal and a Purple Heart to try and reconcile her traumatic experience.
OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
MOST RECENT or CURRENT DEPLOYMENT: United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, Florida.
MEDALS and HONORS: Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Purple Heart, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Antarctic Service Medal.

PERSONALITY: Though originally a fiery and passionate woman, Harper has become more subdued since her mission off the coast of Alaska. Though her adventurous spirit is by no means quelled, she has become a little more reserved and quiet compared to her old, heart-on-her-sleeve self and even more determined and driven to get back into the field where she feels she belongs. She may not be as loud and boisterous as she once was (a vestige of being surrounded by male counterparts), but Harper still has a calm, joking manner that, with her soft smile, many find easy to get along with. Despite her reassignment to a research and test position, the young woman still has the fearlessness of a Navy Diver and is rarely intimidated, despite her experiences.
PHOBIAS: Mild claustrophobia.
HOBBIES: Swimming laps and guitar.
CRIMES: N/A
ADDICTIONS: None.
PTSD: Y
OFFICIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM: Mild PTSD symptoms. Includes raised heart-rate in cramped underwater situations and a reluctance to discuss the aforementioned Alaskan mission. Despite this, subject seems eager to continue service as an active Salvage and Demolitions Diver and as this can often be the only way to cure such symptoms, this psychological examination suggests a reassignment to field duty after a sufficient amount of time and pending the recovery from her physical injuries.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: N/A

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: Mild painkillers.
CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: None.
CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES: See attached Psychological Exam summary.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT: Almost fully recovered from severe, penetrative laceration to upper, right thigh, fractured femur and fracture ribs. Use of leg is at 99%. Consider returning to active duty within the next month.
VACCINATIONS: Hepatitis A, B, tetanus, cervical cancer.


SURVEY -- PLEASE COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.
WARNING: FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Have you ever been to Antarctica before: Yes.
If Yes, Have you ever been to Vostok Station before: No.
If Yes, What was the date, length, and purpose of your visit: N/A

Have you ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer, elephantitis, chronic lymphedema, or a tropical parasite:
If Yes, Elaborate: No.

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles:
If Yes, Elaborate: Yes, trained in basic operation of pistol and sub-machine guns.

Are you certified to pilot a C-130 Hercules aeroplane: No, can’t say I am.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 10:50:31 PM by Eleah »

Offline Karasu

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 06:30:48 AM »
I must ask Q mark.. for picture sake, are Anime pictures allowed if they are not too over the top?

Offline Karasu

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 06:52:05 AM »
FULL NAME: Kyari Lynn Takanami
TITLES, DEGREES, and FORMER RANK: Doctorate in geological studies
SEX: Female
CITIZENRY: England and America (Duel citizenry for her work)
CURRENT ADDRESS: 37 Rowan way, England.
DATE of BIRTH:September 13th, 1980
PLACE of BIRTH: Kyoto, Japan (moved to England at young age, moved to USA as an adult)
NEXT of KIN: None listed, Estranged from older sister in London
APPEARANCE:
ETHNICITY: White/Asian
HEIGHT: 5 ft, 4 in
WEIGHT: 120 lbs.
SKIN COLOR: Pale cream
EYE COLOR: Chocolate Hazel
HAIR COLOR: Darker Blonde with golden highlights
TATTOOS: none
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: one straight scar on her right hip, seems old. One birthmark the shape sort of resembling a crescent moon on the left front side of her body, just beneath the left breast.
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS:

BIOGRAPHY: For the past two years Dr. Takanami has been working ocean-side studying Hydro-geology and Geological Oceanography. Both of which study the water and the ocean floor. Dr. Takanmi studies quite a bit and is no nonsense when it comes to her work and the results sought after. She loves to theorize and if one were to visit her home they would find theories and questions plastering the walls of her house.
OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
OCCUPATION: Geologist, Freelance.

PERSONALITY: She is withdrawn and would rather like to read or work to pass the time than do any sort of mingling.
PHOBIAS: Horses (Mild), Spiders (Moderate), Snakes (Moderate).
HOBBIES: Working, Reading
CRIMES: N/A
ADDICTIONS: Work
OFFICIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM: "Dr. Takanami has admitted to talking to herself when in the throes of theorizing, she has trouble gettign herself to open up, she is awkward socially and prefers often times to work alone or read books."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: N/A

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: N/A
CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: N/A
CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES: N/A
PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT: Healthy with no diseases, Doctor did recommend eating more however.
VACCINATIONS: All recommended to that point.


SURVEY -- PLEASE COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.
WARNING: FALSIFICATION OF INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO CONSIDERATION OF NATO PENAL CODE A-0111, INDEFINITE DETENTION

Have you ever been to Antarctica before: no
If Yes, Have you ever been to Vostok Station before: no
If Yes, What was the date, length, and purpose of your visit: N/A

Have you ever been diagnosed with any form of cancer, elephantitis, chronic lymphedema, or a tropical parasite: no
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles: No.
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you certified to pilot a C-130 Hercules aeroplane: no




[Complete.. I beleive]
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 04:57:22 PM by Karasu »

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 11:24:39 AM »
@Ygg: Awesome character!  I love the Indiana Jones vibe she has, and she's actually a perfect fit for the game.  Aibhlinn Isold Bannon's dossier has been attached to the project and the proper authorities dispatched to collect her.  I'll be contacting you via PM soon with additional details.

@Eleah: Another great character, and again, she's a perfect match for the game.  I loved her backstory; imagining being impaled in a sinking submarine off the coast of Antarctica is, pardon my French, fucking terrifying.  It's no surprise she has PTSD.  Harper McAdams' dossier has been attached to the project and her direct superiors informed of her immediate reassignment.  I'll soon be contacting you via PM with additional details.

@Kara: She's shaping up to be an interesting character.  And geology is completely relevant to Vostok Station, although it may not be immediately obvious why.  >:)  As for the picture: sorry, but I'd really prefer if you didn't use anime.   :/  I can't wait to see your finished dossier though!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 11:30:40 AM by Question Mark »