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Offline DotleyTopic starter

The Grigori Program

“A thousand may fall at your left side,
ten thousand at your right hand.
But it will not touch you."

— Psalm 91, the Grigori Pilot's Boast


Premise

In 2050 a meteorite crashed into the Pacific Ocean and caused devastating tsunami along the Pacific rim. But the deaths and damage from that natural disaster paled in comparison to what happened months after the impact. Monstrous entities emerged from the global ocean and attacked. Some were no bigger than a dog or a bus, but some were as long as trains. They swarmed villages, towns, and cities and seemed to ruin without reason or purpose. There was no way to negotiate with the beasts. Military forces around the world fought back against the tides of these mysterious invaders, but their numbers never seemed to diminish. These spawn continually rose up from the depths of the ocean. Yet large pockets of humanity and their nations managed to survive against the relentless onslaught of the spawn.

Until something much bigger appeared.

A year after impact something emerged from the ocean, same as the monstrous spawn, though it was far more horrific and dangerous. It was vaguely humanoid in appearance and stood over 80 meters tall. It possessed destructive capabilities so severe and unlike anything humans had ever seen that its weapons and defenses were attributed to magic. More followed in the wake of the first one. Humans named them demons and learned to fear them well. The demons were nothing like their spawn. While spawn were numerous and attacked as one mindless mass they were able to be put down with conventional weaponry, but the demons attacked independently and were wholly unique. The appearance of a demon made weather patterns go haywire, they generated strange anomalies around the world, and humanity's greatest weapons of destruction couldn't even touch them due to a strange shielding capability. And most terrifying of all was the intellectual capacity the demons demonstrated. Unlike the spawn they could learn and utilize tactics in combat. The apocalypse had arrived.

But humanity made the decision not to go down without a fight. The nations of the world pooled their resources together and united their greatest minds to make humanity’s most complicated and deadly achievement of technology: the Grigori Units. Large humanoid constructions made of mechanic and organic components. Humanity’s bravest co-piloted these inventions in a last bid effort to defeat demons. And they succeeded. While conventional human weaponry left nary a scratch on the demons the Grigori possessed the ability to break through the demon's unique shielding and deliver killing blows.

For 44 years humanity has used the Grigori Units to battle demons and their unending spawn. While the nations of the world have not united into one massive collective, they have fractured into cooperative unions based on continental location. And they have managed to come together as ADAMS: the Allied Defense Against Malignant Spirits. This organization, globally funded and supported by all the unions of earth, leads humanity’s war against the demonic invasion. ADAMS might not to be able to cancel the apocalypse, but they’ve gotten good at getting it renewed for another season.

This roleplay follows the professional and personal lives of the Grigori pilots and employees of ADAMS as they wage war against the demons. Characters will be confronted with the glory, tragedy, and mysteries of a world that struggles to survive in a drawn out apocalypse. A major focus will be on individual character development and the exploration of the positive and negative bonds that characters form with each other. While the story is mostly concerned with and driven by the characters there will be a flexible plot line that leads to the truth behind the horrific creation and the real purpose of the Grigori Units.



Essential Information

10/18 - Yep, still recruiting. Especially characters belonging to Research and Development or Administration.

9/29 - Some additional information on demons added. Still recruiting.

9/20 - In need of pilots, members of research and development, and a tactical commander.

9/13 - We are still recruiting writers! If you're interested give the information here a read over, whip up a character, and PM them to me.

  • Dotley is running this story and Cloudcraft is the co-admin, but all writers are encouraged to foster their personal creativity and enjoyment of the story. This is a collaborative story so we must collaborate with each other. Speak up when you have worldbuilding questions or ideas and always feel free to contribute to the plot. Just talk with the group about it first. If it doesn't conflict with something that's already been established, is sensible, and doesn't interfere with a future reveal it'll probably be welcomed and adopted into the story. But be respectful if Dot and Cloud issue a final word on a matter.
  • Science Fantasy, psychological, mecha, and horror are the primary genres. Is spiced heavily with military and the apocalypse. There will be generous slice of life servings when the characters aren't fighting demons. Romance, tragedy, and even humor will pop up. As far as the tone and themes of the story are concerned - if you’ve seen and enjoyed Neon Genesis Evangelion, Pacific Rim, or Twin Peaks you’ll probably be into what this game is offering. But no knowledge of those shows or that movie is required to participate or understand what's going on.
  • No dice and no system. This is structured freeform. Writers will have control over their characters fates and how they’d like to develop them, but the plot will be loosely structured. Each thread will be an episode and that episode will be made up of various scenes. While I’ll be guiding us through each episode all writers will contribute their suggestions, ideas, or desires for how they’d like their characters to feature in the episode and what sort of scenes they’d like to write them in. Writers in this story will need to show initiative and maintain OOC communication with the group.
  • Lieges, Ladies, and Lords are all welcome. Writers are allowed to write characters with any sex, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation they wish. The writer’s characters might not reflect the writer’s real life sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • LGBTQ Friendly. Characters who are gay, lesbian, bi, pan, queer, asexual, etc are all welcome. As are trans* characters. So far we have multiple characters who identify somewhere along the LGBTQ spectrum.
  • The writing style is third person and past tense.
  • The required activity level is one post per week, with a few days of leeway, if your character is active in a scene. Expected post length is around two paragraphs, though one paragraph posts are permitted when a scene is combat heavy or dialogue extensive. Overall we’re looking for quality over quantity.
  • Multiple characters are allowed and encouraged! Due to the episode and scene formatting of the story it isn't always possible for every single character to participate in every scene. Playing multiple characters allows writers the chance to be involved in more scenes.
  • Consensual romance and sex is allowed to occur between characters, but it’s optional. Flirting and sex can be a great way to express or deepen character relationships, but sexual encounters are not the focal point of the story. If a writer doesn't want their character to pursue any intimate relationships or they opt to “fade to black” before a romantic or sexual scene their character is involved in becomes explicit than their decision will be respected.
  • For right now the story is being hosted in Light: Small Human Groups, though it may change in the future. Due to mature themes it will never be moved into the Non-Adult forums. While sexual content will never warrant the story being moved into Extreme, there's the possibility that plot content (the war, the horror that is the demons, etc) might warrant a move later on. There's also the chance that characters might engage in some BDSM that would warrant a move into Bondage: Small Human Groups. If it looks like we need to move we'll have a discussion about it in the OOC before anything is done.



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Offline DotleyTopic starter

Additional Information


Technology
Technology

The technology level of the world is certainly advanced compared to modern times, but it's not to the level of high or hard science fiction. There are functioning lasers and plasma canons out there, but they are rarely used. The technological feel of the world is more industrial. Prosthetics and that like do exist and are advanced, but they are prohibitively expensive. Because of that prosthetics are mostly used by the military. In general, most of the technology is impressive by our standards, but it was made in a desperate, war-ravaged economy. It will have scifi functions but it may not look particularly pretty, have an acceptable success rate, or even be safe. Most weapons are pushed through development out of necessity.

ADAMS
ADAMS

The Allied Defense Against Malignant Spirits. ADAMS is an international military and scientific organization that was established after the awakening of the first demon. It is funded and supported by all the continental unions of the earth. ADAMS leads the war against demons, controls the Grigori Program, and has ownership of the supercomputer system known as Metatron. In the event of a demon attack ADAMS authority usurps any other local, national, and continental authority. ADAMS is one of the top employers of the world, employing thousands of people, and they are one of the few employers to give their employees consistent wages along with health and education benefits.

ADAMS Headquarters is located in First Haven, a city on the western side of Watcher's Island, previously known as Vancouver Island. The nation of Canada officially donated control of the whole island and its immediate air and naval space to ADAMS use. While ADAMS has significantly built and reconstructed the island, primarily for transportation ease, they have also left many of the island's temperate rainforests untouched. While ADAMS Headquarters sprawls above ground the most important facilities are located below ground. Command Central, the Grigori Units, the barracks for Grigori trainees and pilots, and the majority of Research and Development's labs are all below ground. ADAMS has numerous other branches scattered throughout the world, though these branches don't possess Grigori Units.

In order to efficiently and independently operate ADAMS is made up of numerous departments, each with their own divisions. Each department is led by a Director and each division is led by a Head or Commander.

The Board of Representatives: Is made up of two representatives from each continental union. The elusive board oversees ADAMS operations and makes essential decisions when Metatron concludes that the active Tactical Commander, Administration Director, or the Departmental Council doesn’t possess the authority or insight to make them. The identity and location of representatives is kept a secret until their retirement. The presence of the board is primarily for plot purposes and to give OOC group decisions an IC justification.

Administration: This department is tasked with the general organizing, coordinating, and control of ADAMS. It handles budget allocation, information technology, and human resource management. It assumes responsibility for the Grigori pilots and oversees their recruitment and training. Administration is also charged with the maintenance of Metatron. During a demon attack this department also assumes tactical control and has supreme authority over decisions made by ADAMS unless Metatron calls for a vote among the Departmental Council or the Board of Representatives.
  • Tactical and Technical Operations: Acts as mission control during missions. While this division is led by a Tactical Commander the authority and responsibility of the position rotates. There are a handful of Tactical Commanders and they work in shifts. Only one Tactical Commander is ever on active duty at a time and while on the clock they assume control of the division and lead the missions the Grigori Units are involved in. Communication Specialists, Strategic Analysts, and Grigori Support Technicians work here to ensure everything runs smoothly. (If you're familiar with the mecha genre this division is basically full of bridge bunnies).
  • Special Intelligence Operations: Led by a Head. A small group that reports to and works directly under orders from the Administration Director. The work of this division is such highly classified information that even other department directors are unsure of their purpose. When a demon is killed this division is the first to begin inspection and dissection of the demon's corpse.
  • The Grigori Program: Led by a Head.
  • Information Technology: Led by a Head.
  • Human Resources: Led by a Head.
  • Financial: Led by a Head.

Research and Development: The pride of ADAMS and the primary reason for the organization even existing. This department leads research on demon spawn and the demons. They create the Grigori Units with Metatron’s assistance and are also tasked with their maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.
  • Research: Led by a Head.
  • Engineering: Led by a Head.
  • Programming: Led by a Head.

Medical Science and Healthcare: This department is tasked with traditional and emergency medical assistance and preventive healthcare for all ADAMS personnel. They also perform their own research and development into medicine and disease.

Public Relations: They handle legal issues and media coverage of ADAMS. They organize publicity/charity/fundraising events, press releases, press conferences, newsletters, and social media.

Defense Forces: The military of ADAMS. Includes an army, navy, air force, and special operations. In the event of a demon attack these forces act as first response. They keep a demon's attention occupied until a Grigori unit arrives. Soldiers in the ADAMS Defense Force are usually honorably transferred into it from their Union's Defense Forces.

Relief Guard: They provide protection, emergency aid, and resources to civilian populations until a Union's government and their Union Defense Force stabilize after a demon or spawn attack.

Metatron
Metatron

A supercomputer developed and created by ADAMS. Metatron is humanity's most advanced and intelligent computer. It was created prior to the birth of the Grigori and was an instrumental tool in constructing the Grigori. It is considered humanity's second greatest achievement of science. Metatron helps with the maintenance, setup, launching, and tracking of the Grigori Units due to the complexity of operating them. Without Metatron's assistance it would take ADAMS an obscene amount of hours of continuous manual labor to get the Grigori Units ready for combat. Metatron is a huge shortcut in preparing the Grigori Units and ensuring safety regulations are followed. During combat missions Metatron helps track and analyze the pilot’s synchronization and fidelity ratings. It is remotely connected to all the Grigori and helps with communication between the Grigori pilots and ADAMS. It can calm pilots in emergency situations as Metatron often retains contact with the Grigori even if visual and audio contact with pilots is otherwise lost due to unit damage.

It also preforms a variety of other functions as well. Metatron assists the ADAMS Board of Representatives in their deliberations, oversees the security systems of ADAMS, oversees the lighting and energy use and oxygen levels in buildings, stores and compiles essential data, and works closely with Administration and Research and Development on many projects. In general Metatron is consulted to determine the best courses of action when ADAMS encounters time sensitive problems. It routinely offers tactical and strategic recommendations. Metatron has been integrated directly into the buildings and design of ADAMS Headquarters in the city of First Haven, on Watcher's Island.

The Grigori Units & Their Pilots
Overview of the Grigori

"They're not computers. I understand machines. They're something else."

The prototype Grigori were little more than glorified suicide bombs. They packed enough of a punch to rip through a demon’s TT field to strike, but they had no defensive TT fields of their own. In the long run this method of fighting wasn’t effective so humanity began to experiment. The Research and Development department at ADAMS managed to figure out how to create Grigori Units with a TT fields of their own. What most people, even the pilots, fail to realize is that the Grigori are more alive than they could ever imagine them to be.

While all Grigori Units are capable of traversing water there are currently no Grigori Units that are capable of flight.

The Grigori Units

Unit 00-Azazel: Inactive. Its temperament has been classified as disagreeable. Azazel was designed for close quarters combat and the ability to dish out sheer destructive force. Its color scheme is red and black. The TT shield it deploys is primarily red and its TT armaments are fire and heat based. Azazel is the only remaining Grigori prototype unit. It was briefly retired after the successful launches of Unit 01-Samyaza and Unit 02-Penemue, but was later introduced back into combat after being reconstructed with a sleeker design and upgraded with TT capabilities. Azazel has seen the most combat out of all units and has the highest spawn killcount and participation in combat missions against demons. Four years ago Azazel was involved in a failed combat mission against the demon Beliel that ended in the deaths of its pilots, Marie Andre and Ignatius Bennett. Much to the confusion of the Research and Development department, Metatron has locked down the plug entry due to safety and security concerns. Azazel has been repaired, but until Research and Development and Administration can get Metatron to unlock the entry plug the unit is inoperable.

Unit 01-Samyaza: Active. Its temperament has been classified as agreeable. All pilots that meet minimum synchronization and fidelity requirements are given piloting clearance. Samyaza is a slim, streamlined unit, designed for precision maneuvers and advanced mobility. Besides its golden and white color scheme and some internal differences it is Unit 02-Penemue’s twin. Its TT field is various shades of yellow. Unit 01 excels in eroding the TT fields of demons. Many personnel in the Research and Development department affectionately refer to Samyaza as Sammy.

Unit 02-Penemue: Active. Its temperament has been classified as disagreeable. Penemue is a slim, streamlined unit, designed for precision maneuvers and advanced mobility. Its color scheme is primarily silver and white. Its TT field is white. While it is Unit 01’s twin Unit 02 is capable of moving faster. Pilots synchronizing with Penemue for the first time will notice that the process feels tense, almost hostile compared to Samyaza or Sariel. For some seemingly loose criteria, Penemue refuses to synchronize with some pilots. The combat specifications that it judges most harshly are TT Armaments and Navigation. The pilot in charge of the other specifications does not need the same criteria, provided that they sync well with their co-pilot. Once fully operational, successful pilots report that moving in Penemue feels like gliding on air. Many personnel in the Research and Development department affectionately refer to Unit 02 as Penny.

Unit 03-Sariel: Active. Its temperament has been classified as agreeable. Pilots rarely experience trouble synchronizing with Sariel and they generally find the process to be relaxing. Its color scheme is white and blue. Its TT field is a very dark blue. This unit has a weak TT field that is easily broken by a direct, focused attack from a demon. Research and Development are unsure why Saiel's TT capabilities are so weak compared to Samyaza and Penemue. Numerous attempts at enhancing Sariel's TT output have been unsuccessful as Metatron has concluded that Sariel is functioning as intended. Sariel does have a unique feature in that any of its repairs can be completed in half the time it takes to repair the other units.

Unit 04: Inactive. This unit is currently being created by the Research and Development department.

The Pilots of the Grigori Program

Grigori pilots come from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds. Pilots are never found ineligible due to sex, gender, race, ethnicity, Union citizenship, or sexual orientation. But eligibility is restricted on age. Pilots will never be accepted or drafted if they are under 15 or over 40. Becoming a pilot is the result of either luck or initiative.

The first step to becoming a pilot is having one's synchronization rating tested. In some stable regions around the world it is possible to apply to have one's synchronization rating tested, but ADAMS also routinely orders synchronization rating tests for research and recruitment purposes. Sometimes this will entail ADAMS merely accepting volunteers, though sometimes it's the result of ADAMS ordering a synchronization rating test of everyone within a specific area. Anyone tested and found a natural synchronization rating test over 15% is automatically drafted into the Grigori Program. Those with a natural synchronization above 5% are eligible to pursue acceptance into the Grigori Program.

The Grigori Units are always co-piloted. The strain and complication of operating a Grigori in combat is too much for one person to handle. There are five essential facets of operation to a Grigori Unit: TT Field and TT Armaments, Conventional Armaments, Movement, Navigation, and Communication. While operating a Grigori the pilots will divvy up these responsibilities between the two of them. All pilots are trained in these responsibilities, but some pilots are more skilled in certain areas.

TT Field and TT Armaments: the shielding and weaponry of the Grigori unit. These offense and defense capabilities are what make it possible for the Grigori unit to harm and kill demons.

Conventional Armaments: Standard weaponry. Bullets, bombs, etc. Grigori units tend to use their conventional armaments to kill demon spawn. Conventional Armaments will not harm demons due to the demon's TT field, but they can be used in strategic ways during combat.

Movement: The ability and ease for the pilot to control the movement of the Grigori unit.

Navigation: Essential to efficient movement. Navigation is the ability for the pilot to comprehend and understand what is occurring on the battle field, especially the direction and positioning of everything, so the Unit Grigori can be moved safely and efficiently.

Communication: A pilot in charge of communication within a Grigori unit maintains verbal contact with their tactical commander, mission control, and other pilots.

Synchronization & Fidelity Ratings

Not just anyone can hop into a Grigori and pilot it. While intensive training is required to understand how to operate it the most important requirement is the pilot’s individual synchronization rating with a unit. A Grigori unit must have a 50% synchronization or fidelity rating with its pilots in order to be operable.

Every single human on earth has a unique natural synchronization with the Grigori. The average synchronization rating for an untrained person is 3%. The lowest is 1% and the highest is 20%. A high natural synchronization doesn’t always imply a better pilot or limit someone with a low natural synchronization. 20% is a hurdle that all potential pilots must jump, but once jumped pilots are able to train their synchronization rate higher. Those with high natural synchronizations just get to attempt that jump sooner.

A pilot’s individual synchronization is important because when combined with another pilot’s synchronization is becomes their fidelity rating. If Pilot A has a synchronization rating of 35% and Pilot B has a synchronization rating of 25% than their fidelity rating usually comes out as 60%.

Synchronization and fidelity ratings fluctuate. When in combat they tend to rise. Pilots can undergo training to increase synchronization and fidelity, but the effectiveness of this varies. Physical status has no bearing on a pilot’s synchronization rating. It will not lower because of illness or natural bodily occurrences like menstruation. But there is some proof that a pilot’s mental or emotional status affects their synchronization rating.

There are numerous physical and interpersonal activities that can increase a pilot’s fidelity rating with other pilots: group yoga, dancing, playing games like chess or go, cooking and sharing meals, taking naps together, solving math problems, repairing broken objects, etc. The list of proven activities to increase fidelity is extensive. The most controversial method for increasing fidelity ratings is sex. Testing and research on this has been inconclusive and ADAMS officially discourages pilots from engaging in sex to try to increase ratings due to moral and legality concerns.

With training and combat experience Grigori pilots typically have a synchronization rating between 30% to 45%. What happens if a pilot if able to achieve a synchronization rating above 50%? That's a delightful horror that we'll be finding out during the course of the story.

The Demons & Their Spawn
Overview of Demons

Demons are mysterious and lethal entities. Humanity is unsure of where they came from and why they are attacking humans. There are numerous theories on the wheres, hows, and whys of demons but few have been proven wrong and none can be proven right. Some believe that demons and the spawn were on the meteor that crashed into the earth, but it's simply illogical for so many things to possibly fit onto it. Others believe that the demons come from below ground or from the deepest, uncharted depths of the ocean. Unlike the spawn demons are completely unique in appearance and capabilities. They are named after the demons of the Ars Goetia.

All that is known for sure is that demon's posses something known as a "TT field". This makes them invincible against conventional weaponry. When attacked the demon's TT field activates and serves as a vibrantly colored shield that deflects or absorbs the attack. Demons display intelligence, though their intelligence levels vary, and so far no demon has used anything resembling a weapon. They use their massive bodies, their TT fields, weather, and natural elements to attack and kill. Currently no demons have awakened together or cooperated in their attacks. They emerge from the ocean and act independently. When they emerge they will attack and destroy before a Grigori Unit manages to kill them or the demon retreats back into the ocean. All demons can swim and a few rare demons are capable of flight.

The Spawn

Uncountable, constant, and annoying are the most fitting words to describe spawn. Their biology and behavior is difficult for humans to understand even after decades of intense study. They are similar to the demons, though their intelligence is staggeringly low and they are much smaller. Many spawn share a faint, though more strange and horrific, resemblance to various species of ordinary animals or mythological creatures. Most of them seem to have no need to eat to sustain themselves, though research has proven that some variations of spawn require food to survive and some require access to sunlight or water.

There are thousands of different types and appearance variations to spawn. New types of spawn are frequently being discovered, though despite their outward differences they are surprisingly uniform in their behavior. Spawn seem to be limited to three modes of behavior - frenzy, nesting, and marching. When spawn display frenzy behavior they will mindlessly attack any sign of life they encounter. They'll kill humans, animals, and sometimes even flora and fauna. When displaying nesting behavior spawn will amass together in large groups and become passive. Different spawn types will nest in different ways - some will hide themselves underwater or find dark spaces to clump together, though some will also gather in direct sunlight or in exposed areas. When spawn encounter a demon they will display marching behavior. They will follow the demon and mimic what it does.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2013, 12:39:23 PM by Dotley »

Offline DotleyTopic starter

Character Application

  • Please PM me your character application. Don't post it in this thread.
  • Check out the accepted character's profiles if you're curious to see who we have. So far we have a diverse grouping of characters in terms of sexual orientation and ethnicity.
  • Remember that this is not "first come, first served". I'll be selecting the characters and writers I feel will mesh well together.
  • Only select one character to send me as your application. Right now we need Grigori pilots (trainees, pilots, or aces) and members of Research and Development, though I'll consider characters from other departments as well. After your first character has been accepted you can begin plotting another (and then another after that, etc)! All writers who are accepted will be allowed to play a Grigori pilot as one of their characters.
  • If you get stuck or confused while filling out the application feel free to PM me and I'll work with you on figuring something out.

Grigori Pilots
FILE NUMBER: (Leave this blank for now. It is a unique combination of letters and numbers that each character will receive).
CLASSIFICATION: [Grigori Ace Pilot] or [Grigori Pilot] or [Grigori Pilot Trainee]. Trainees have yet to be given piloting clearance and have not been in combat against demon spawn or a demon. Grigori Pilots have piloting clearance and have been on combat missions against demon spawn. Grigori Pilots became a Grigori Ace Pilot when they are operating a Grigori Unit during a battle where a demon is killed.
DEPARTMENT: Administration, the Grigori Program
WAVE DESIGNATION: [First Wave: Designation of the first wave pilots began in 2060 and ended in 2065. All first wave pilots are deceased. In the beginning of the Grigori Program a high synchronization was the highest priority in selecting candidates for pilots. More than a quarter of first wave pilots were civilians before their high synchronization was identified.  All pilots in this wave operated the prototype Grigori and the vast majority died in action]

[Second Wave: Designation of second wave pilots began in 2066 and ended in 2080. During the second wave a high synchronization was still a major priority in pilot selection, but pilots began to receive more training before being permitted to participate in combat missions. Unit 01- Samyaza, Unit 02-Penemue, and Unit 00-Azazel were launched and piloted for the first time during this wave. These pilots are often considered the first “true” pilots of the Grigori. Most pilots of this wave are deceased or retired, but there are still a few on active piloting duty.]

[Third Wave: Designation of third wave pilots began in 2081 and ended in 2098. Pilots in this wave are distinguished by the long and extensive training they receive before being permitted to operate Grigori.]

[Fourth Wave: Designation of fourth wave pilots began in 2099. Any character that becomes a pilot during the course of the story will be a Fourth Wave pilot.]

CALL SIGN: (You can suggest a call sign, but your character’s call signs will probably be decided through OOC group conversation. Think of the nicknames your character might be given during training, stemming from their looks or quirks. The best call signs are half compliment, half insult).

NAME:
DOB: Date of Birth. Date Month Year. The story will begin in January of 2099.
BLOOD TYPE: A, B, AB, O and Rh positive or Rh negative
HEIGHT: Use the metric system.
WEIGHT: Also in metric.
EYE COLOR:
HAIR COLOR:
RACIAL ORIGIN:
ETHNICITY:
CITIZENSHIP: All characters belong to one of five continental unions. Dual-citizenship is not possible. [North American Union] or [South American Union] or [European Union] or [African Union] or [Asian Union].
LANGUAGE FLUENCY: ADAMS combat missions are conducted in English so all Grigori pilots must be fluent in English. Additional language fluency besides English is permitted.

BACKGROUND: Where the character is from, their family, their level of education, and whether they were drafted, recruited, or enlisted. Basically anything that happened to them prior to their involvement with ADAMS. You can get detailed or you can just give an overview.

TRAINING AND PILOTING HISTORY: A brief overview of the character’s training and/or piloting experience.
PILOTING CLEARANCE: List what units the character has been approved to pilot. Characters must receive permission to be capable of piloting Unit 02-Penemue.

SYNCHRONIZATION HISTORY: List natural synchronization, their lowest and highest synchronizations ever achieved, and their averaged synchronization. The average should fall somewhere in between their highest and lowest. Trainees should have a synchronization between 5% to 25%. Pilots and Aces may have a synchronization rating between 25% to 45%.
FIDELITY HISTORY: (Leave this blank for now. Eventually this will list what other pilots the character has established a fidelity rating with).

PUBLIC RELATIONS INVOLVEMENT: The demand for interviews, speeches, and other media coverage on the pilots is high, but pilots can choose their level of involvement with the Public Relations Department. [Minimum] or [Infrequent] or [Frequent].
PSYCHOLOGICAL NOTES: List any quirks, fears, emotional hang ups, etc.



OOC Information

Name: Please let us know what you’d like to be called.
Preferred Pronouns: Let us know which pronoun you prefer for yourself.
Misc Comments: What are you interested in doing with your character? What do you want to see happen to them during the story and what sort of plot lines would you enjoy them being involved in? What sort of relationships with other characters do you want to see them form? Let me know what particular parts of the story have perked your interest.

Code: [Select]
[b]FILE NUMBER[/b]: (Leave this blank for now. It is a unique combination of letters and numbers that each character will receive).
[b]CLASSIFICATION[/b]: [Grigori Ace Pilot] or [Grigori Pilot] or [Grigori Pilot Trainee]. Trainees have yet to be given piloting clearance and have not been in combat against demon spawn or a demon. Grigori Pilots have piloting clearance and have been on combat missions against demon spawn. Grigori Pilots became a Grigori Ace Pilot when they are operating a Grigori Unit during a battle where a demon is killed.
[b]DEPARTMENT[/b]: Administration, the Grigori Program
[b]WAVE DESIGNATION[/b]: [First Wave: Designation of the first wave pilots began in 2060 and ended in 2065. All first wave pilots are deceased. In the beginning of the Grigori Program a high synchronization was the highest priority in selecting candidates for pilots. More than a quarter of first wave pilots were civilians before their high synchronization was identified.  All pilots in this wave operated the prototype Grigori and the vast majority died in action]

[Second Wave: Designation of second wave pilots began in 2066 and ended in 2080. During the second wave a high synchronization was still a major priority in pilot selection, but pilots began to receive more training before being permitted to participate in combat missions. Unit 01- Samyaza, Unit 02-Penemue, and Unit 00-Azazel were launched and piloted for the first time during this wave. These pilots are often considered the first “true” pilots of the Grigori. Most pilots of this wave are deceased or retired, but there are still a few on active piloting duty.]

[Third Wave: Designation of third wave pilots began in 2081 and ended in 2098. Pilots in this wave are distinguished by the extensive training they receive before being permitted to operate Grigori.]

[Fourth Wave: Designation of fourth wave pilots began in 2099. Any character that becomes a pilot during the course of the story will be a Fourth Wave pilot.]

[b]CALL SIGN[/b]: (You can suggest a call sign, but your character’s call signs will probably be decided through OOC group conversation. Think of the nicknames your character might be given during training, stemming from their looks or quirks. The best call signs are half compliment, half insult).

[b]NAME[/b]:
[b]DOB[/b]: Date of Birth. Date Month Year. The story will begin in January of 2099.
[b]BLOOD TYPE[/b]: A, B, AB, O and Rh positive or Rh negative
[b]HEIGHT[/b]: Use the metric system.
[b]WEIGHT[/b]: Also in metric.
[b]EYE COLOR[/b]:
[b]HAIR COLOR[/b]:
[b]RACIAL ORIGIN[/b]:
[b]ETHNICITY[/b]:
[b]CITIZENSHIP[/b]: All characters belong to one of five continental unions. Dual-citizenship is not possible. [North American Union] or [South American Union] or [European Union] or [African Union] or [Asian Union].
[b]LANGUAGE FLUENCY[/b]: ADAMS combat missions are conducted in English so all Grigori pilots must be fluent in English. Additional language fluency besides English is permitted.

[b]BACKGROUND[/b]: Where the character is from, their family, their level of education, and whether they were drafted, recruited, or enlisted. Basically anything that happened to them prior to their involvement with ADAMS. You can get detailed or you can just give an overview.

[b]TRAINING AND PILOTING HISTORY[/b]: A brief overview of the character’s training and/or piloting experience.
[b]PILOTING CLEARANCE[/b]: List what units the character has been approved to pilot. Characters must receive permission to be capable of piloting Unit 02-Penemue.

[b]SYNCHRONIZATION HISTORY[/b]: List natural synchronization, their lowest and highest synchronizations ever achieved, and their averaged synchronization. The average should fall somewhere in between their highest and lowest. Trainees should have a synchronization between 5% to 25%. Pilots and Aces may have a synchronization rating between 25% to 45%.
[b]FIDELITY HISTORY[/b]: (Leave this blank for now. Eventually this will list what other pilots the character has established a fidelity rating with).

[b]PUBLIC RELATIONS INVOLVEMENT[/b]: The demand for interviews, speeches, and other media coverage on the pilots is high, but pilots can choose their level of involvement with the Public Relations Department. [Minimum] or [Infrequent] or [Frequent].
[b]PSYCHOLOGICAL NOTES[/b]: Self-explanatory. List any quirks, fears, emotional hang ups, etc.

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[b]OOC Information[/b]

Name: Please let us know what you’d like to be called.
Preferred Pronouns: Let us know which pronoun you prefer for yourself.
Misc Comments: What are you interested in doing with your character? What do you want to see happen to them during the story and what sort of plot lines would you enjoy them being involved in? What sort of relationships with other characters do you want to see them form? Let me know what particular parts of the story have perked your interest.

ADAMS Personnel
FILE NUMBER: (Leave this blank for now. It is a unique combination of letters and numbers that each character will receive).
CLASSIFICATION:
DEPARTMENT:

NAME:
DOB: Date of Birth. Date Month Year. The story will begin in January of 2099.
BLOOD TYPE: A, B, AB, O and Rh positive or Rh negative
HEIGHT: Use the metric system.
WEIGHT: Also in metric.
EYE COLOR: Please use a normal color for humans.
HAIR COLOR: Unless the character gets it dyed please use a normal color for humans.
RACIAL ORIGIN:
ETHNICITY:
CITIZENSHIP: All characters belong to one of five continental unions. Dual-citizenship is not possible. [North American Union] or [South American Union] or [European Union] or [African Union] or [Asian Union].
LANGUAGE FLUENCY: All ADAMS personnel that are involved in combat missions must be fluent in English. Additional language fluency besides English is permitted.

BACKGROUND: Where the character is from, their family, their level of education, etc. Basically anything that happened to them prior to their involvement with ADAMS. You can get detailed or you can just give an overview.

EMPLOYEE HISTORY: Detail your character’s work experience at ADAMS. What jobs have they done and were they any good at it, have they ever transferred departments, do they like working at ADAMS, etc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL NOTES: Self-explanatory. List any quirks, fears, emotional hang ups, etc.



OOC Information

Name: Please let us know what you’d like to be called.
Preferred Pronouns: Let us know which pronoun you prefer for yourself.
Misc Comments: What are you interested in doing with your character? What do you want to see happen to them during the story and what sort of plot lines would you enjoy them being involved in? What sort of relationships with other characters do you want to see them form? Let me know what particular parts of the story have perked your interest.

Code: [Select]
[b]FILE NUMBER[/b]: (Leave this blank for now. It is a unique combination of letters and numbers that each character will receive).
[b]CLASSIFICATION[/b]:
[b]DEPARTMENT[/b]:

[b]NAME[/b]:
[b]DOB[/b]: Date Month Year. The story will begin in January of 2099.
[b]BLOOD TYPE[/b]: A, B, AB, O and Rh positive or Rh negative
[b]HEIGHT[/b]: Use the metric system.
[b]WEIGHT[/b]: Also in metric.
[b]EYE COLOR[/b]:
[b]HAIR COLOR[/b]:
[b]RACE[/b]:
[b]ETHNICITY[/b]:
[b]CITIZENSHIP[/b]: All characters belong to one of five continental unions. Dual-citizenship is not possible. [North American Union] or [South American Union] or [European Union] or [African Union] or [Asian Union].
[b]LANGUAGE FLUENCY[/b]: All ADAMS personnel that are involved in combat missions must be fluent in English. Additional language fluency besides English is permitted.

[b]BACKGROUND[/b]: Where the character is from, their family, their level of education, etc. Basically anything that happened to them prior to their involvement with ADAMS. You can get detailed or you can just give an overview.

[b]EMPLOYEE HISTORY[/b]: Detail your character’s work experience at ADAMS. What jobs have they done and were they any good at it, have they ever transferred departments, etc.

[b]PSYCHOLOGICAL NOTES[/b]: List any quirks, fears, emotional hang ups, etc.

[hr]

[b]OOC Information[/b]

Name: Please let us know what you’d like to be called.
Preferred Pronouns: Let us know which pronoun you prefer for yourself.
Misc Comments: What are you interested in doing with your character? What do you want to see happen to them during the story and what sort of plot lines would you enjoy them being involved in? What sort of relationships with other characters do you want to see them form? Let me know what particular parts of the story have perked your interest.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013, 01:30:01 PM by Dotley »

Offline DotleyTopic starter

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Offline DotleyTopic starter

Feel free to express interest or ask questions in this thread  :-)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2013, 01:33:32 PM by Dotley »

Offline alxnjsh

Dotley...I'm quite interested in this game. I've been out of the loop for a bit, but itching to get back. I'm interested in a medical position. One little issue is that I'm heading to Vegas for a week. I won't be able to fully jump in until I return. Any concerns?

Offline DotleyTopic starter

Dotley...I'm quite interested in this game. I've been out of the loop for a bit, but itching to get back. I'm interested in a medical position. One little issue is that I'm heading to Vegas for a week. I won't be able to fully jump in until I return. Any concerns?

Hello alxnjsh. Not a concern at all  :-)  When you get back from Vegas please pop back here or you can drop me a PM with any questions you might have. I hope your trip goes safe and well!

Edit: Somehow I thought it but didn't type it, but a medical character would be great and is definitely needed.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013, 12:08:25 AM by Dotley »

Offline Chaosfox

THis looks quite interesting.

Offline DotleyTopic starter

THis looks quite interesting.

Glad to hear that! I tried to make it interesting  :-)

Offline Chaosfox

I will have to wait and see how some other rps go before I join this though >.<

Offline alxnjsh

Hello alxnjsh. Not a concern at all  :-)  When you get back from Vegas please pop back here or you can drop me a PM with any questions you might have. I hope your trip goes safe and well!

Edit: Somehow I thought it but didn't type it, but a medical character would be great and is definitely needed.

Excellent! I read this message on Friday, but was on my phone and waited to reply. I'll be out this week, but I'll have my laptop and can start on a character.

Offline DotleyTopic starter

Excellent! I read this message on Friday, but was on my phone and waited to reply. I'll be out this week, but I'll have my laptop and can start on a character.

Sweet. Looking forward to seeing your character!

Offline DotleyTopic starter

We're still recruiting! Here's a brief rundown of the type of characters we're currently searching for. A character other than the type listed below may be accepted on a case by case basis, but below is what is vitally needed for the story.

  • Pilots: Punch giant demonic monsters! Develop significant relationships with other pilots! These characters have front row seats to the glory and tragedy to be found in confronting the demons. They face the demons in direct combat by co-piloting a Grigori Unit. Pilots get to personally experience the psychological horror and truth behind the Grigori Units construction and purpose.
  • Tactical Commander: Boss around the people who are punching the giant demonic monsters! Indulge in technobabble! Specifically looking for just one more tactical commander. This character gets command over mission control while the pilots are fighting a demon or spawn. The information and tactical orders they dole out to pilots are essential for a successful mission and pilot survival.
  • Members of Research and Development: Because without them no one would be punching giant demonic monsters or getting to order any punching. Members of ADAMS Research and Development department are researchers, scientists, engineers, and even college interns who design, create, and care for the Grigori Units while also studying the spawn and demons. These characters get to unravel various mysteries concerning the demons and the Grigori Units.

Offline DotleyTopic starter

9/28: Information section edited with some additional information about demons and spawn. And we're still recruiting  :-)

Offline cloudcraft

I was going to PM you this, but it occurred to me that others could benefit from this knowledge. :> What's the policy on playing multiple pilot characters? Like what if I wanted to play both an Ace Pilot and a newly graduated trainee?

Offline morph8hprom

Are you still recruiting?

Offline DotleyTopic starter

Are you still recruiting?

Yes, we are still recruiting  :-)

Offline DotleyTopic starter

I was going to PM you this, but it occurred to me that others could benefit from this knowledge. :> What's the policy on playing multiple pilot characters? Like what if I wanted to play both an Ace Pilot and a newly graduated trainee?

Definitely a good question. Everyone will be allowed one pilot character, but multiple pilot characters is something that will be semi-restricted. If someone wants to play two pilots they will have to be willing to also play a third or fourth character that is involved in Research and Development (which we are still sorely in need of characters to belong to) or part of some other department in ADAMS to help keep things balanced  :-)

Offline Chrystal

Why have I not seen this thread until now....?

Um, yeah, sorry, that is a rhetorical question.

I am going to have a look at the other characers and seeif I can come up with a cute 16 year old who gets drafted into the Grigori program...

I love the pseudo-biblical nature of the events - Rev 8:9 "A huge mountain, all ablaze was thrown into the sea". Rev 9:3 "And out of the smoke, locusts came down upon the earth and were given power live the scorpions of the Earth". The description of the locusts that follows in Rev 9:7-10 is symbolic, but your description of the spawn made me think of that passage...

No, I'm not a Christian, far from it, but I subscribe to the policy of "Know Your Enemy"... lol!

Anyway, watch for a PM from me and let me know if I get anything horribly wrong?


Offline DotleyTopic starter

We're still looking for research and development members and pilots. And a doctor, especially a psychologist, would be most welcomed  :-)