CHILDREN OF DIONYSUS
Based on Hack/Slack Inc.
Welcome to a world where psychotic serial killers take on an all-new meaning. Combining horror, suspense, drama, action and mature content all into one package, this is the tale and journey of one group of individuals from different walks of life coming together with one thing in common: they survived! What did they survive, you ask? The dreadful reign of terror that plagues Fells, Mississippi. How they survived is determined by you. With heavy hearts they will all combine their respective skills to track down the threat for their own reason. Are they avenging the death of a loved one? Is this what they believe to be the logical course of action? Has the experience simply turned them into a bloodthirsty, vengeful person? Or is something lingering inside of them they aren't aware of...?
Fells is the seventh largest city in Mississippi and the county seat of Harrison County. The first permanent settlement in French Louisiana was founded at Fort Maurepas and referred to as Old Fells, in 1699 under the direction of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, with Louisiana separated from Spanish Florida at the Perdido River near Pensacola (founded 1559 and again in 1698). In 1763, following Great Britain's victory in the Seven Years' War, France had to cede French Louisiana east of the Mississippi River, except for New Orleans, to Great Britain, as part of the Treaty of Paris. At that same time, Louisiana west of the Mississippi, including New Orleans, was ceded to Spain as part of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. British rule persisted from 1763 to 1779, and then Spanish rule from 1779 to 1810. Despite this, the character of Fells remained mostly French. In 1811, Fells came under United States of America control as part of the Mississippi Territory. Mississippi, and Fells with it, were then admitted to the union in 1817.
Fells began to grow. It became a summer resort, with the advantages of close proximity to New Orleans and ease of access via water. Summer homes were built by well-to-do farmers and commercial figures. Hotels and rental cottages came into existence to serve those who could not afford their own homes. One of Fells' most known features has been the Fells Lighthouse, which was built in Baltimore and then shipped south and completed in May 1848. In the early stages of the Civil War, Ship Island was captured by Union forces, which led to the effective Union capture of Fells as well. No major battles were fought in the area, and Fells did not suffer direct damage from the war. In the postbellum period, Fells again emerged as a vacation spot. Its popularity as a destination increased with railroad access. In 1881, the first cannery was built in the town, leading to others soon joining the location. Fells grew again, and as different ethnic groups came to work in the seafood factories, Fells gained a more heterogeneous population. During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces built Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, which became a major basic training site and site for aircraft maintenance. The Fells economy boomed as a result, again bringing more diverse groups to the area. By 1958, the first Jewish synagogue had been built in the town.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast with high winds, heavy rains and a 30-foot (9.1 m) storm surge, causing massive damage to the area. Commenting on the power of the storm and the damage, Mayor A.J. Holloway said, "This is our tsunami." Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was quoted as saying the destruction of the Mississippi coastline by Hurricane Katrina looked like an American Hiroshima. On the morning of August 31, 2005, in an interview on MSNBC, Governor Barbour stated that 90% of the buildings along the coast in Biloxi and neighboring Gulfport had been destroyed by the hurricane. Several of the "floating" casinos were torn off their supports and thrown inland, contributing to the damage. Reconstruction to Fells' waterfront is still an ongoing process but the vast majority of the damage has been repaired. Meanwhile, the city of Fells is rapidly implementing plans to allow the redevelopment of commercial properties south of highway 90.Key Locations
- Hard Rock Casino & Hotel is a casino and resort located in Fells, Mississippi. The resort was constructed in 2005 and originally scheduled to open on September 1 of that year. However, a couple of days before the scheduled grand opening, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, destroying the casino and damaging the resort. The newly restored facility is built on "more storm resistant" cement pilings rather than the former floating barge as originally mandated by Mississippi law, and features seven restaurants, including a Hard Rock Cafe, Ruth's Chris Steak House, close to 500 hotel rooms and suites, a full service spa, a nightclub, over 1400 slot machines, 56 table games, a poker room, outdoor beach themed pool with cabanas and swim-up bar, and a Hard Rock Live performance arena.
- Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art is a non-profit art museum dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr, the self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Fells". The museum is named for ceramic artist George E. Ohr, as well as Annette O'Keefe, late wife of former mayor Jeremiah O'Keefe, Sr., who was instrumental in donating money and raising funds for the completion of the museum campus.
- Fells University of Prestige belongs to a chain of private for-profit, nationally accredited, post-secondary institutions located primarily in the southeastern United States. As a proprietary institution, it offers classes, certificates, diplomas, and degrees related to specific professions, such as health and medical, information technology, business, office management, psychology and criminal justice.
Fells, Mississippi recently faced the terror of two alleged serial killers and the body count has just hit thirty plus. Local and State officials did their best to find the culprits and encouraged everyone to stay at home or to travel in groups. A curfew was issued to help prevent more deaths and many of the victims families were placed into protective custody at secure locations. It was unknown if the killers were working in unison or independent but the investigation warranted full deploy of law enforcement.
The first killer made his debut at a local psychiatric hospital during a breakout involving seven mentally-ill and unstable patients. The event was orchestrated by a formerly renowned brain surgeon, Robert Stanley. He was charged with three accounts of murder, multiple aggravated assault charges, reckless endangerment and more but found clinically insane. The reason for this sudden insanity remains a mystery but it occurred during a surgery where he killed the patient and his two colleagues before running out of the hospital, cutting or stabbing anyone who got in his way. For years, he was under State care in the psychiatric hospital until three weeks ago when he and six other patients assaulted staff and escaped. Together, they ran rampant across the city of Fells, assaulting citizens in public areas and tallying up a total of 7 deaths. All but Stanley have been found and detained and now face life sentences in a prison for the criminally insane. Stanley is still at large.
The second killer, who experts have turned to the FBI to investigate, follows the patterns of a 'Revenant'. The government began to take notice of these creatures prominently during the 1980s. Killers with strange powers or abilities that seem tougher and harder to kill than the average human. After many investigations, they came to realize there was something consistent in their bloodstream which were traces of an unknown element named 'Black Ambrosia'. This particular 'Revenant' left water damage and damage that matched high-speed winds. The victims were usually drowned, battered and bruised from being thrown around the area or impaled by objects caught in the wind. Unlike Stanley, the Revenant was found and killed by an unknown benefactor. Eyewitnesses claim to have seen a grotesquely large man and a young woman dressed very provocatively carrying weapons and engaging a ghostly image.
Days have passed since the report of the Revenant's death and Stanley's disappearance. The city is still on high alert but productivity and business has started its usual grind. Where does your character fit into all of this? Your character will be a survivor to one of the two killer's reigns of terror. Were you a victim to a murderous psychopath's orchestrations, recovering from some lacerations or a beating? Did you survive the ghostly apparitions abilities to toss you around with high-velocity winds and nearly drown? That is up to you. The game will begin with our characters gathered at the local police department to await questioning into the ordeal.
- Each Character must be 18+
- Each Character is not required to be born or raised in Fells, so long as they are in the area during the attacks.
- This is a Freeform Game but there will be a small system implemented for any combat encounters and for 'Moral Compassing'.
- Each Character will have traces of Black Ambrosia dormant in their blood but be unaware of this; This is for the 'Moral Compassing', where certain actions a character takes may have them lean more towards becoming a Revenant themselves.
- Characters can die but I will not be strict with this consequence. This is also a survival game afterall.
- AceFlyer and I will be the Game Managers of this game
- We are looking for 3 - 4 other characters; Each Character must fill a 'role' and 'class'. Examples based on our characters will be listed below.
Character Sheet== Basic Statistics ==Name: Nickname: Meaning of Name: Origin of Name: Nationality: Ethnicity: Birth Place: Race: Birth Date: Age: Occupation: Current Residence: == Physical Characterisitics ==Height: Weight: Build: Skin: Eye Color: Visual Aids?: Hair Color: Hair Style: Distinguishing Feature(s): Piercing(s): Tattoo(es): == Psyche Assessment ==== History ==== Sexual Information ==Role: Orientation: Ons: Offs: == Game Information ==Group Role: Weapon of Choice: