So if you're at least a little familiar with the show American Horror Story - individual horror tales - then this won't be too far fetched for you. Notice how I added -esque to the end there though? Well I am not aiming to reenact any of the stories we've seen. What I am considering would be in a futuristic/scifi setting. If you have seen the movie Event Horizon, you'll get what I'm aiming for.
Mankind has ventured far into the stars and well beyond the borders of our galaxy. However, much like the ocean on Earth, despite how far man has reached, there is still a vast portion that has not been documented or explored. One such portion of space has barely begun earning a reputation due to the mysterious disappearances of ships that enter the sector. Similar to Earth's Bermuda Triangle, this pocket of the void is host to powerful storms because of the ternary star system it belongs in. Cataclysmic radiation storms are one of the more popular occurrences as these three suns feed off of one another. This pocket of space is exceptionally large and once travelers pass the outer rim of our own solar system, many of them must pass through it to some degree or another in order to continue on, or be willing to lose months of travel time by going completely around the sector. Of those who have passed through and survived, tales of derelict star ships dotting the void, ghostly radio broadcasts seeking aid or altogether garbled eerie voices are amongst the popular sources of these stories which are typically whispered on the breath of a drunken captain or the occasional mercenary group.
The trouble really began when the United Space Counsel learned of the unfortunate disappearance of its prototype deep-space ferrying vessel, the Lorentia Titania. This vessel was designed to swiftly take government personnel from inner system to the various counsels, governmental way stations, and military bases that the USC had built in the wild black yonder in its effort to connect with "alien races" and what have you. It was a multimillion dollar ship sporting a SLIP Drive engine which would allow it to travel through space at much faster speeds. Up until that point, the losses were a concern but still negligible.
Carried USC Government Personnel, Military Units, Federal Prisoners (to way stations for quarry duty), and regular civilians of wealth needing to travel out space.
To date, the USC has not made any serious contact with alien races. There have been minor attempts made, but nothing concrete. Much of the other life bearing planets are well outside of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The types of roles available for this portion of the story are:
Members of the Staff and Crew of the Council Recovery Vessel as well as the assortment of denizens on the Titania. This includes prisoners, military personnel, crew, civilians and federal employees. I will provide more information of just what happened to the Titania and its occupants for interested parties though I hope you have a general idea at this point.
Note: I do not want random super models for character pictures. It's overdone and dumb. Players can choose to play a good looking character, that's fine, but the image should fit the role closely enough.
The aim of this role play is to be largely player driven, with characters doing what they please to and around other characters. As the writer, I will include twists and guidance as needed as well as larger details that will impact things indirectly and/or directly.This Story will have the following types of situations: violence, death, some gore, rape, seduction, intrigue, etc. How bad it gets depends entirely on the players.
Please indicate interest here.
[b]name:[/b] (character name)
[b]any bionics or cybernetics?:[/b][/color] (don't get too crazy)
[b]please indicate United Star Counsel or Lorentia Titania:[/b]
[b]marital or familial status:[/b]
[b]specialized weaponry:[/b] (if any)
[b]visual:[/b][/color] (physical description or image here. remember, please no super models)
[b]personality:[/b][/color] (personality description, 1 paragraph)
[b]background:[/b][/color] (character history, 1 or 2 paragraphs.)
You may notice that I ask for short descriptions. That is because these are not going to be long term stories. More likely than not, most, if not all, characters will die during a story. So don't pour your heart and soul into character creation! And don't fret, you can always join the next one!