It is a dead thing.
Silent as a mouse,
Cold as a pebble,
Still as an undisturbed lake,
Lying there, alone, at a cold damp place,
Completely submerged in darkness.
The corpse is there, its limbs spread awkwardly, its eyelids cut and its eyes forever open- bound to the blindness of the dead. Several cuts and bruises cover its body, the flesh is torn, the blood is let, drip-drip-dripping from the tips of its mangled pieces, its mouth wide open in a voiceless scream, and right before rigor mortis sets in- its white and blood spattered hand lets a crumpled piece of parchment fall to the floor below.
Upon the cold and wet floor, the paper softens and unfolds, not unlike a sea anemone, so everybody- and nobody- could read:
Request the pleasure of your company
To celebrate their wedding
On Sunday October 8th, 2015
The Nine-Men dock, New Haven,
where the state-of-the-art "Nautilus" will set sail for an eight-day exclusive and wondrous wedding cruise of the underwater world.
17 Ashworth Drive, New Haven
Join us, as we embark on the voyage of our love!"
There we go, so here is the jist. This is an interest check for a game that will be GMed by Kingmaster1 and myself. What's Abyssal Wedding really about?
First and foremost, it's about the people, the wedding guests. About the groom and bride's friends and families, all invited regardless of their likeability, closeness or personality! If you've ever made a wedding reception's seating chart, you'd know- there is so much stuff going on! Long lived grudges, conflicts of opinions, clashing personalities, one-sided affections and SO many rumors, the likes of which you would only find amongst lifelong relatives and old-day friends- affairs, treacheries, unrequired loves, failed relationships/joint business adventures and so on and so forth!
So, there is a wedding, and it's being held on a luxurious underwater cruise on a world's first cruise submarine! The plan is ideal, take an eight-day cruise out to the ocean, gamble some, explore a beautiful deep-sea hidden reef and attend a magical wedding ceremony.
This is where the second aspect of the game starts, because- what happens when the submarine suddenly malfunctions, and the crew of the sub discover themselves to be without the means to resurface? What happens when corridors get flooded, and suddenly things like oxygen, heating and power become an issue? What happens when the guests are being separated into small groups and several mutilated bodies are discovered? Suddenly the same people, who only hours ago were cashing chips at the grand casino realize they're stranded in a submarine at the open sea, with at least one depraved psychopath on board. How will we go about doing that?
Here are several ideas Kingmaster and I have come up with:There are several murderers, not just one, and some of them can be YOUR characters.
Basically, we're going to let you create your characters for the wedding guests, and then we'd approach some of you and offer you the position of a killer for the character that we saw fit. Needless to say, the people in charge of that violent murderous cult would be at our control. Multiple characters for each player.
Basically, this is a survival horror game, and we can't have a survival horror game when everyone survives, that takes the horror part out of the equation. On the other hand, nobody wants to have his/her character killed and be stricken out of the game, do they? So we want at least 2 characters of each player, as diverse and unrelated to one another as you'd like, and one of them might get killed. Point is, we want you to get attached to your characters; we want you to fear for them, so to make the need for survival a lot more real for you. So, yeah, we'll be setting a minimum requirement of 2 characters for each player, to a maximum of 5.Elements you might encounter in this game:N/C
Mind Control (not for sexual purposes)
Extreme Violence (not for sexual purposes)
Gore (not for sexual purposes)
Pain and Torture (not for sexual purposes)
Character Death (not for sexual purposes)Character Sheet Template:
[floatright][img height=250 padding=5]*A SFW picture of your character HERE*[/img][/floatright]Notable piece of information: This is a LGBT friendly game, we will do our best to accommodate characters of any sexuality. Feel free to make some.
[b][u]Alter Side:[/u][/b] [color=blue][b]Groom[/b][/color]/[color=pink][b]Bride[/b][/color]
[b][u]Relation to the Groom/Bride:[/u][/b] *What's your connection to one or both of the intended? If you're interested in playing a key position in the wedding or one of the immediate family members, please PM Kingmaster1 and Roen*
[b][u]Known Character Background:[/u][/b] *With an emphasis on the "known", if it's known to any of the guests, the crew of the ship or the intended, put it in here and specify the people who are in the loop, this part can be enhanced, edited and/or detailed once we all get to talk the relationships up on the OOC thread*
[b][u]Notable Relationship and/or Past Interactions:[/u][/b] *Not just the positive ones, this part should be filled once we've all discussed our characters' relationships on the OOC*
[spoiler= Additional Photos:]*extra pictures of your character. If you're interested in adding any NSFWs, here is where you do that, but TAG it appropriately!*[/spoiler]
[size=14pt][b][u]Player Section:[/u][/b][/size] *there is no need to include this section on each of the multiple character sheets*
[b][u]Player's Interest in Playing a Murderer:[/u][/b] [b][color=green]Yes[/color]/[color=red]No[/color][/b]
[b][u]Red Lines:[/u][/b] *Your own personal no-no's, refer to the disclaimer section above*