Halfway between nowhere, in the thick of a forest where radiant sun is dimmed by heavy brush occupies a grand manor implacable in its form. Where one should expect birdsong, there are none, just a gusts quiet whisper. The mansion is an aged grey, surrounded by bizarre plants that thrive in the darkness its towering presence creates. Every morning a woman in red tends the garden, unperturbed by the darkness. Her delicate form masks her inhuman origins.
Far beneath the surface, well into the depths of the mansion’s viscera are confusing mazes of hallways. Dimly lit corridors surrounded by heavy steel doors and the occasional pristine room with medical neatly equipment dispersed contrast these battered stained passages. A guttural growl, a scratch, and a cry—behind dungeon doors enclose horrific and powerful abominations created in a lab somewhere even farther below. They are carefully contained and many have been trapped there for an insurmountable time, subjected to experimentation or simply forgotten. Never before had they managed to break free from their prisons, until now. A mindless slaughter induced by madness insures, many of the monstrosities are too forgone however some of them actively seek revenge on their captors and creator.
The woman in red and her housemates (her master and her brethren who also tend the manor) are ignorant to the turmoil going down below, unaware that the prison below is about to become theirs.Note
// Now, where the story starts is largely dependent on what role my partner plays and what they're most interested in so here are some imagined, but not limited to, scenarios I've thought up:
- My partner plays the role of another homunculus, either newly created or an older one, he either escapes with the other creations or has more freedoms akin to Fabiola as there are several creations who upkeep their masters home. In the event that he is vengeful towards their master, the two would be more antagonistic towards each other, if not, then their primary goal would to be to rescue their master.
- My partner plays the role of her masters associate who may or may not be an alchemist as well and gets caught up in the mess while visiting. In the event that he doesn't like her master, she would threaten/blackmail him into helping her find/save her master having a similarly antagonistic relationship to the above idea, otherwise they would simply try to escape together.
- The most obvious one I think, my partner plays the role of the master and the two either try to escape or contain his creations. In regards to this, the story can actually start well before his creations escape and we could introduce our characters in their daily rituals instead.
- My partner plays the role of a human who was captured and was either going to be or was subjected to experiments/torture of Fabiola's master. In this scenario I don't expect there to be much love between the characters and Fabiola would mostly view this human as a lab rat though they could become more friendly as time goes on. Likewise above, this scenario could start well before the creations escape with him and Fabiola becoming acquainted through experimentation.