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Author Topic: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]  (Read 4496 times)

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Online Karasu

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2013, 04:43:17 PM »
excited for this to start already XD

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2013, 04:51:01 PM »
excited for this to start already XD

Soon.  There are a few people who expressed interest who have yet to post a character profile (Koek, 1SAZ, and Ruby).  Once they post their profiles/back out of the game, or if I don't hear from them in a few days, I'll start the game.  At the very latest, Friday/Saturday of this week.

And of course, we're still accepting dossiers from other interested parties.  If you want in, it's not too late :D
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 04:52:15 PM by Question Mark »

Offline LtFox

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2013, 05:08:50 PM »
I was browsing through some games, and this caught my interest.

I'll be submitting a dossier within 12 hours.  It'll likely be a leading telecommunications R&D scientist.  Makes sense to have someone specialized in comms systems if a station has gone silent, no?

_LF_

Online Karasu

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2013, 05:55:42 PM »
wooo

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2013, 07:34:13 PM »
Nice, I can't wait to see what you come up with Fox.  And yes, that would be a reasonably assertion.  I suppose we'll find out if that's really the case soon enough.  >:)





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Offline LtFox

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2013, 06:22:44 AM »
FULL NAME: Carl Emil Edelfelt
TITLES, DEGREES, and FORMER RANK: Master of Science, Information technology. In Active military reserve, rank Sergeant First Class, Platoon 2nd-in-command in signal corps.
SEX: Male
CITIZENRY: Finnish
CURRENT ADDRESS: St. Petersburg
DATE of BIRTH: 20.07.1980
PLACE of BIRTH: Helsinki, Finland
NEXT of KIN: One younger sister.

APPEARANCE:
ETHNICITY: White, northern european.
HEIGHT: 182cm
WEIGHT: 82kg
SKIN COLOR: Lightly tanned white.
EYE COLOR: Grey.
HAIR COLOR: Dark brown.
TATTOOS: None.
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: A long, neat scar running the length of left forearm.
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS: none.

BIOGRAPHY: After getting accepted to University of Technology at age 19, Carl completed his bachelor's degree in three years, opting to serve his mandatory military service after that.  Because of his prior expertise in telecommunications and information technology, he was placed into signal corps.  He was quickly earmarked for NCO training, and finished his 1 year conscription as a communications control and EMWAR specialist Sergeant.

Then, to finance his remaining education, he took the offer to switch into active reserve and serve a tour as a UN peacekeeper.  After six months in Lebanon, he'd had his first and very nearly last combat encounter with guerillas.  However, since the money was good and the prospects back home in the IT field weren't so great, he decided to go for another six months.  Thankfully that tour was more sedate, and his unit had no combat at all.  After finishing his year as a peacekeeper, he was promoted to reserve Staff Sergeant for his work and dedication as a peacekeeper.

It took him three more years after that to finish his Masters after, but he was fairly well off financially thanks to his year as a peacekeeper and investments since.  Eventually his ingenius way of thinking caught him a position in R&D department at Nokia, in the new telecommunications branch, Nokia Siemens Networks.  There he went on to build a successful career as he rose in ranks thanks to his new and innovative solutions to problems in telecommunications equipment.

During his years working at NSN, Carl had kept up his military training, joining refresher courses and voluntary training whenever available.  This resulted in his promotion to Sergeant First Class at age 31. Fairly soon after that, he got an offer from NSN to become the head of the new R&D branch opening in St. Petersburg thanks his fluency in Russian and his development successes in telecommunications technology.  He accepted, and moved to St. Petersburg, returning home mostly on holidays and for military exercises.  Under his guidance, the Russian branch prospered and he also occasionally gave guest lectures in St. Petersburg University of Technology on the topic of telecommunications.  He is currently regarded as one of the foremost experts in telecommunications technology in St. Petersburg.

OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
OCCUPATION: Nokia Siemens Networks St. Petersburg R&D branch manager.

PERSONALITY: Carl is quite outgoing, regarded by most as friendly.  However, his demeanor can be off-putting at first.  His face often wears a scowl and he rarely smiles.  This makes him occasionally hard to approach, but once he gets talking, he quickly puts most people at ease.  His outlook towards life is slightly conservative, though he respects other people's opinions.

His tours as a peacekeeper tempered his personality with caution, making him more soft-spoken and alert.  He likes be aware of all possible risks and take appropriate countermeasures.  His intelligence and innovative spirit only really shine through when he's working with communications equipment.  He doesn't hold much interest in technology beyond his chosen field.

PHOBIAS: Mines and Roadside bombs.  Wary of explosives in general.
HOBBIES: Tai-chi, trekking and shooting.
CRIMES: None.
ADDICTIONS: Hopeless Coffee addiction.
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: Fluent in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian.

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: None.
CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: Lactose Intolerant.
CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES: None.
PHYSICAL FITNESS REPORT: Good physical condition, regular muscle and cardiovascular training with Tai-Chi and trekking.  Hand-eye coordination above average according to shooting scores.
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: No
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles: Yes
If Yes, Elaborate: Mandatory service in Finnish Military.  Trained in the use of assault and sniper rifles.  Specialty in RK-series and other variants of the AK-47.

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

*******
OOC questions:
Carl's character offers two different options for bringing him on board.  As he is on active reserve, though technically a civilian, he can be recalled to duty when necessary.  It's GM's pick whether they picked him up as a civilian expert, or whether he got a military recall for the mission.  If he's on board as military, he's probably outfitted with the whole signal soldier kit.  If as a civilian, considerably less likely to be provided with initial military hardware.  Will probably still have computer and communications gear from either personal stock (he's got a house full of the stuff) or provided for the mission.

_LF_
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 06:47:06 AM by LtFox »

Offline Cthonig

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2013, 05:48:51 PM »
Hi, just found this and am interested. I've been sick for a bit and still not over it so mentally collating all this will take a little time but I'm considering a scientist of some sort. IDK how much you want said in the thread here so I'm also sending you an email with some questions.

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2013, 10:55:33 AM »
@Fox: Sorry for the delay!  The profile looks good; it'll be nice to have someone along who knows how to work a com set.  Carl Emil Edelfelt's dossier has been attached to the project and the proper authorities dispatched to collect him.  Expect a PM soon with additional details.





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Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2013, 03:37:24 PM »
Hey guys.  I'm not ending the submission of dossiers for consideration, but I am beginning to work on the first IC post.  Sorry for my spottiness these past couple of days; I'm a university student, and we just got back from break.  Life's busy!





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Online Karasu

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2013, 04:12:11 PM »
Woot woot ^^

Offline LtFox

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2013, 05:44:47 PM »
Well then, it seems SFC Edelfelt's recall has come in, so I better start putting his equipment together.  Good thing the only common point I have with my character is the military specialization, which I obviously chose so I could project some realism into the game.  Like SFC Edelfelt, my military specialization was communications and EW, so I've been running a mental checklist of all the equipment needed for an extended crisis management op with unknown circumstances.  Given that for this kind of thing, the very latest top-of-the-line stuff would probably be available, I've been going over some interesting things.

On the other hand, does any other player character beyond mine speak Russian?  Given that they're dispatched to a Russian station, where likely most of everything written down would be in Russian?

Gleefully anticipating the game already!

_LF_

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2013, 06:38:43 PM »
Ah, I won't be able to finish it tonight!  But... soon...

Also, note this: before your characters are loaded up on the plane, they're offered their pick of equipment.  Virtually anything they request will be provided, given that it's relevant to their specialty and (with the exception of Edelfelt) does not allow them to communicate over long distances or with satellites.  However, they are not allowed to bring anything they own with them besides their clothing and one non-weaponized item that cannot communicate wirelessly and is no bigger than their fist.





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« Last Edit: March 19, 2013, 08:48:52 PM by Question Mark »

Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2013, 08:14:08 PM »
IC thread is nearly done.  I would have had it up over the weekend, but I found a couple of plot holes going over my notes, and I wanted to get them sorted out before I started the game.





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Offline Question MarkTopic starter

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2013, 11:41:27 PM »
Yay, triple post!  Okay, all of the threads are up and 95% ready to go.

IC --> IC thread.  Pretty Self-explanatory.  There are no post orders yet.  However, there are EVENTS.  When I've decided to do an event, I'll announce it in the OOC thread and attach the heads-up to the end of my recent IC posts along with an IRL date.  The event will take place on that date.  They are basically cut-offs where the scene will change dramatically, and the plot moved forward accordingly.  For example, the plane landing and the characters disembarking would be an event.  Events are to prevent stagnation, but also to give people some idea of when something big is going to happen, as well as a deadline.  If people are busy, there aren't enough posts, or if you simply don't want me to move the game forward yet, I can always delay events.  :)

OOC --> OOC Thread.  Also self-explanatory.  Use for chatting, extraneous discussions that may or may not be pertinent to the game, flirting, debauchery, etc.  Apply directly to the forehead.  Apply directly to the forehead.

Brief --> This is something new I'm trying.  Basically, the brief is a compilation of logs, notes, findings, and files from the IC-verse.  Your characters will be able to access the brief in the game via their MOBA's (basically communication devices they each have, see first IC post for details).  In addition, they can post stuff to the brief (like research findings, status updates, pictures, etc.), react to stuff that appears in the brief, and so on.  NPCs can update to the brief as well, and they will do so often.  However, note that sensitive information in uploads to the brief may be censored.  If your character wants to upload something to the brief, either write it out in your IC post, or PM me the upload.  Uploads can be text, pictures, videos (actual videos or "written" videos), audio, etc.  Note that your character cannot access or interact with the brief if they do not have their MOBA.  I'll announce all uploads to the brief as I go, but make sure you keep an eye on it.  It will be crucial to the game.

Dossiers --> It's a character thread.  I'll post all of the dossiers there eventually.



So, there ya go.

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Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #64 on: March 19, 2013, 01:23:48 AM »
Awesome.  ;D

Offline LordMing

Re: Arctica: Vostok [Mystery/Horror] [Story Emphasis]
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2013, 10:31:20 AM »
Here is my character concept.

FULL NAME: Miles Alois Krieger
CURRENT RANK: None
SEX: Male
CITIZENRY: German
CURRENT STATION: Executive Protection Detail
DATE of BIRTH: 1/25/1969
PLACE of BIRTH: Germany; Mannheim, Hesse
NEXT of KIN: None

APPEARANCE:
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ETHNICITY: Caucasian
HEIGHT: 185.42cm
WEIGHT: 125Kg
SKIN COLOR: White
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: dark Brown
TATTOOS: None
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: Bullet scars on front, upper torso.  Knife scar on lower abdomen and left arm
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or TRAITS:

BIOGRAPHY: Born in Mannheim Germany and joined the army at the age of eighteen.  Served in the Division Apezielle Operationen under the KSK, assigned to the 3rd Commando Company.  Discharged from army at the age of thirty-two.  Joined Bundespolizei upon discharge, recruited into GSG-9.  Resigned GSG-9 at the age of forty one, began work as freelance security consultant and Executive Protection Specialist. 
OFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS: RESERVED: DO NOT WRITE HERE
MOST RECENT or CURRENT DEPLOYMENT: Protection detail for Tokio Hotel
MEDALS and HONORS: [Classified]

PERSONALITY: Reserved, quiet, trusts people at different levels, maintaining a complex hierarchy of plateaus where he holds people responsible for their actions and moves them up or down the hierarchy according to their actions.  Takes his own responsibilities seriously. 
PHOBIAS: Arachnaphobia (mild)
HOBBIES: Pencil sketching, movie trivia
CRIMES: None
ADDICTIONS: Alcoholism (currently in remission)
PTSD: Yes
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: [If needed]

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: Citalopram 40mg
CURRENT PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: None
CURRENT MENTAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESSES: PTSD, Alcoholism (under control for 3 years)
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: No
If Yes, Elaborate:

Are you trained in the operation of military assault rifles, pistols, or hunting rifles: Yes
If Yes, Elaborate: Trained in all weapons related to operations of standard military operations as well as GSG-9 specific weaponry.

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

« Last Edit: March 27, 2013, 10:35:54 PM by LordMing »