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  1. NC-17 Fandom Plots (MxF)

    Hello everyone, Celtic here! This is my first time posting a request thread here on this site and I'm hoping to find any detailed partners to write with. I consider myself semi-literate and I usually post two decent size paragraphs or more. Um, as the title states, I'm only interested in fandoms for now and I can play both Canons and OCs. My pairing preferences are as followed (YOU X ME): Canon x OC, Canon x Canon, and maybe OC x OC. Also just to give you guys a heads up, I'm not interested in any anime/manga, video-games, furries, and incest. Hmm, what else... I do love romance in all my plots/settings, but I do LOVE me some good ol' fashion action and adventure, too. Well, I believe that's it! If you like to know more about what I'm looking for in a partner or about me, feel free to stop by and drop me a PM. :) So to get this thing started, I already have some plots in mind: The Dark Knight Trilogy: Idea 1. My character is a new staff member and this is her first year working at Arkham Asylum and she is in charge of Dr. Jonathan Crane. During their time together, Crane starts to slowly manipulate her and manages to get my character to work for him. (We can add more to this plot.) Idea 2. My character is the youngest daughter of Jim Gordon and she's an detective who is on the hunt for Dr. Crane. Immediately when they come face to face for the first time, Crane is already obsessed with my character. She is then rescued by Batman (who returns after five years) and asks him if he could teach her how to fight crime like he does. (Again we can add more.) Enchanted: Idea 1. This follows the same basic story line from the film. Prince Edward goes to find Giselle, but meets an entirely different woman (my OC) and he falls in love with her. But this time he's stuck in New York and he can't go back to Andalasia, and so my character helps him make a living in the real world. Idea 2. My character is sort of like a ranger/huntsman and she is sent to New York by the evil queen to bring back Prince Edward and to kill Giselle instead of Nathaniel. (We can add more.) Ghost Adventures: The Ghost Adventures crew is investigating the abandoned Costello Grand Hotel in Manhattan, New York to investigate the claims of people seeing multiple apparitions, hearing voices, and possible demonic attacks and possessions. Upon arrival, the trio meets up with their client Susan Harrow a former maid who worked in the hotel back in the early seventies, and tells them the story of a young woman who was found brutally murdered in the main part of the theater of the hotel back in 1936. Nobody knows for sure, but some say it’s Lucy Costello; the daughter of the original owner and mob leader, Jack ‘Uncle Jack’ Costello. Wanting to further investigate the story of Lucy, Zak desperately tries to reach out to her and finds he’s in for a big surprise. One moment he’s in the back part of the theater searching for any signs of the young woman, the next he finds himself transported back to the year of 1936. Hairspray: Idea 1. My character is a twenty-two-year-old independent singer and songwriter who travels to Baltimore, Maryland. She comes across an old abandoned studio building that once aired the popular 6o's tv program: The Corny Collins Show. The next day, she wakes up and finds herself in the year of 1963. (I'm looking for someone to play Corny Collins for me.) Idea 2. My character is the oldest and quite ordinary sister of Amber Von Tussle who works with her mother on the set of the Corny Collins Show. She can't sing and can't dance, but she can paint! Her dream is to travel all over the world to study and paint abroad, but her mother won't have it; and so she's stuck being Amber's and her mother's assistant. The only person that truly makes her happy is Corny, but unfortunately he just sees her as a friend, until he meets my character's new boyfriend and he seems to be a little jealous for some reason. Indiana Jones: The year is 1940 and somebody has stolen the Crown Jewels and the MI5 are baffled. One day Dr. Jones receives a wire from the British Embassy stating the MI5 needs his help. Of course he has no interest in the case until one of their secret agents; a beautiful English woman meets Indy in person. She says he's the only one who can help them find the culprit since the thief left a hidden/coded message only Indy could decipher. The message is written in a dead language. Now he must travel to England with the stunning woman and help the agency before it's too late. Lord of the Rings: Idea 1. My character is a 28-year-old woman who works at the Smithsonian Institution and it's her first day on the job. She comes across a rather unique necklace that the curators still have not yet identified where it originally came from. The moment she touches it, she is transported into another world where fantasy-like creatures are real and dark forces are soon closing in. While exploring, she finds herself in a village called Meduseld and soon meets the handsome Rohirrim King. (This takes place a couple of years after the ring is destroyed and we can add more ideas to this.) Idea 2. My character is the younger daughter of Lord Elrond and decides against her father's wishes to live among Men. She travels to Edoras and soon becomes close friends with Eowyn and becomes the girl's lady-in-waiting. But the fair maiden's brother is not too thrilled of the idea of having an elf living under their roof. But in time he learns to soften up and starts falling in love with my character. Idea 3. My character is a beautiful Haradrim slave who is secretly being put up for auction at the Gondorian market. She is noticed by King Eomer who is out visiting Aragorn and decides to buy her and to set her free. But by law, she can only be free if someone speaks to the Haradrim leader and offers him riches. So now she is the King's slave and not too happy about it. (We can definitely add more to this plot.) The Notebook: Idea 1. My character has just graduated from Stanford University and travels to New York City to work at the New York Times as a journalist. She receives a strange letter (that explains a family inheritance she's never even heard of) at her new apartment from a man who claims to be her maternal grandfather, and asks her to travel to Charleston, South Carolina to meet him. She meets him at a local elderly home and he tells her of an historical plantation plot that was her mother's childhood home and puts the house under my character's name, since he's dying and he can't take care of it anymore. Curious, she checks out the old home and comes across an old photo album with a picture of two young handsome men in late 40's attire. She clearly recognizes that one of them is her grandfather, the other... she has no idea who except for the man's first two initials: L.H. She wakes up the next day and decides to check out who this L.H. guy was when something impossible happens-- Why are people dressed like they were from the 40's, and what happened to everything else? She starts to freak out when she meets the very man she was going to research on. Idea 2. My character and Lon Hammond were close childhood friends until they grew apart and went on with their separate lives; he went off to war and she became a teacher. After the war was officially over, they accidentally ran to each other in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina; both of them happily engaged. My character had always been very fond of Lon and was (secretly) hoping he would come back in her life and sweep her off her feet. But it seemed to her that he only thought of her as a sister than a significant other. But when she found out about Lon and Allie were not together anymore, she decided the best way to be there for a friend is to comfort him. Star Trek (Abrams-verse): Idea 1. My character is the daughter of Captain Christopher Pike and she has just recently been enrolled to Starfleet Academy alongside Kirk and McCoy. The trio becomes fast friends and they do everything together. But unfortunately, my character has a major crush on Bones and she's too nervous and shy to make the first move and/or share her true feelings to him. Also like my character, Bones has a hard time sharing his feelings too. (We can add more to this, but basically is set before the first film.) Idea 2. My character wakes up from a deep hibernation sleep and she finds herself in the year/stardate 2259.24. She has no idea where she's at except she's in space and on a ship called the Enterprise. She has no memory of her past except the year she was born in and the year she fell into a deep sleep. Something happened all those years ago on Earth, and my character is the last remaining link to the past. (Basically Bones helps my character and starts having feelings for her. We can add more to this. This will take place after Into Darkness.) Idea 3. Again, my character is the daughter of Captain Pike. She, McCoy, and other science officers are beamed down on a planet when they are soon ambushed by a tribe of natives. The group gets separated and my character and Bones are lost in the forest. They need to somehow find their way back to their rendezvous point without the use of their communicators and phasers. During that time they develop an interest with each other. (Again, we can add more to this plot.) Idea 4. The Enterprise crew is on a diplomatic mission to please a rich aristocrat/prince and offers him to become an ally for the Federation, but unfortunately the mission goes wrong and the man takes and enslaves the most beautiful female crew members including my character; who is the younger daughter of Admiral Marcus. In order to free the females, a male must choose which woman to fight for. Bones has always liked my character and so he fights in her honor to save her. (This will take place after Into Darkness.) Superman/Returns: Idea 1. My character is Lois Lane's younger sister and she now works at the Daily Planet as a journalist. Ever since meeting Lois's fiance Richard White she's develop a huge crush, but she has always been the shy one. Now it seems she has a chance with him since Superman has returned and Lois ended her engagement. But she may never be with Richard when she gets herself caught and experimented on and now she's a freak with superpowers. Idea 2. My character is a beautiful Kryptonian and she has been taken in and brain-washed by Lex Luthor. Her main goal is to kill Superman. (Christopher Reeve or Brandon Routh. We can add more to this.) X-Men: (These are all Cyclops x OC related, but I'm willing to double. I will also like to point out that I will never play as Emma Frost or any other female canons with Scott Summers. But I will play as Jean Grey/OC against him.) Idea 1. It's almost time for the year-end exams and every year, one of the top students gets to be paired up with an X-Men in order to pass their two-part exam (a mock-up simulation and first mission). My character is the 18 year-old-daughter of Mystique and Sabertooth and she has just learned that she'll be mentored by Cyclops. During their time together, they start to develop an intense (love/hate) relationship while he's still with Jean. (Cinematic Universe) Idea 2. After the 'death' of Jean, Cyclops leaves the X-Mansion and goes rogue and comes across a 'hitchhiker' (my character), who he later finds out she's a mutant bounty hunter. She decides to tag along for the fun of it, when she later learns that she has been betrayed by her own father William Striker. And now she's a fugitive and teams up with Cyclops for justice. (Cinematic or 90's) Idea 3. My character is a doctor/nurse who is a spitting image of Jean. She comes across Scott laying off shore and decides to take him to the hospital where she works. After waking up from a coma, he has no memory of himself being a mutant and being part of the X-Men. And, he can see without the use of his visor/glasses. The two fall in love and he's finally happy, until he starts to remember... Now, he must decide if he should stay with my character or go back to the person he once was in order to protect to her. (Cinematic Universe) Idea 4. The teenage X-Men has finally graduated from high school and now teachers themselves along with my character. It's been great until Jean starts to change into becoming the Phoenix and she has vanished. She shows up a few months later and has sided with a powerful mutant who wants to destroy all human kind and mutants who defy him. And now it's up to the young X-Men to stop him and their beloved friend. (Evolution) Idea 5. A Powerful mutant has the power to time-travel and he sends Cyclops and my character or Jean Grey back to a time period (your choice) and they have to find a way to get back to their own time. (Shows or films) Idea 6. Project X has just created another wolverine-like clone (my character) and her orders are to terminate Wolverine and the others. Can a certain team leader get through to her or will she forever be a cold-blooded murderer? (Cinematic or Evolution) Idea 7. Cyclops and Wolverine volunteer to go back in time and to try to stop Mystique from assassinating Trask. The two men gets separated and Cyclops ends up finding my character who is also a mutant (and a undercover agent) and the two fall in love. He has to decide if he should stay behind or take her back to his own time. But it will come with some severe consequences. (This will take place during DoFP and that Cyclops never died in Last Stand)
  2. That would be a working title... any good title suggestions? ~Openings still available~ Get the gist of it: Your typical dystopian future-world. The "Fringe Planets" have suffered a cataclysmic incident involving a meteor cluster that devastated them, reducing the inhabitants to desperation. Seizing the opportunity, a shady figure emerges with grand promises for the people, eager to take advantage of their hope and build a world of their own design. Enter the unlikely heroes: a not-at-all-cliched group of smugglers/ruffians who assume the role of the futuristic Robin Hood and his merry men. Steal from the rich, give to the poor (while taking a grand small commission, too; don't let's be unreasonable) who will thwart the selfish schemes of this tyrant. I really don't have any tangible limits for your character - you may be whatever species/gender/hybrid you'd like within the realm of sci-fi fantasy. Cyborg? definitely! Tentacle monster? Certainly! Human? Of course! Feel free to pull from the wells of pre-existing fandom's as well: Twi'leks, Vulcans, and Na'vi are welcome (among all others). My only restriction is that the grandiose stories from those worlds stay where they are. There is no Federation, We aren't part of the Rebel Alliance, and the Pandorica never opened. Otherwise, yeah. All of the space things. *The following roles are only what I've thrown out there as a template. If you've got another slot in mind that I've forgotten, I'm open to suggestions!* The Necessary Players: The captain - Freega Nurman Played by Yajuu_KikuishiShip's Commander Rhiannon Fae - Played by Lady_FateThe pilot - Played by ElphysThe engineer Forkuutarashad - Played by Yajuu_KikuishiThe Dastardly Antagonist *specifics TBD* - Played by Lady_Fate with help from the Ensemble the not-so-necessary-but-still-revelant players: The cookThe medic - Played by ElphysThe Mercenary (passenger) Oliver Ryker - Played by Yajuu_KikuishiThe Stow-Away (passenger) Apixaderet - Played by Lady_Fate*Feel Free to fill in / claim secondary characters where we need them* *Also, if you have a character in mind that may fill a role you do not see listed, don't hesitate to suggest it! I'd be happy to add slots if it'll better suit your character!* Character Sheet Template: The disclaimer: Any resemblance to existing fandoms or plot lines, active or dead, is purposely coincidental. Let's be real, this thing isn't pretending to be original- that's absurd. This is sci-fi.
  3. Xisha Samuul was a member of the jedi order. A Jedi Consular, who specifically handled assignments regarding political unrest. Her job was simple, locate the leaders who were having problems, find out what they each wanted, and resolve the situation without any need for violence. Xisha was very good at this job, she made relatively difficult tasks appear simple and easy. She had an 95% success rate in these sorts of situations. There were always the few incidents where one party just wanted to shed blood for the sake of evil and unjust natures, but normally if that was the case Xisha would call in a comrade. She had a very strong connection to the force that was displayed in her words, the sound of her voice was soothing and brought most men to solace. She had the ability to be a fierce combatant, but she never sought out training in light saber battle. Her abilities focused on healing in all aspects body and mind. Xisha walked down the corridor of the Republic Heavy Cruiser. The jedi stood at about 5'4''. Most of her body was covered by a brown robe. While her hood was up the only part of her that you could see were her plush red lips and fleeting sights of flawless pale ivory skin. By the way she walked it was evident she was a woman. The robe was not too tight, but the saunter in her hips with each step gave her gender away. Xisha walked through the ship. She wasn't in a particular hurry, taking slow and steady strides towards the front. The ship was heading towards Taris, the jedi order had recently set up a small enclave there and she had been given reports about Mandalorian activity in the area getting restless. If nothing was done soon the order feared the Mandalorians would attempt a siege. This was exactly the type of work she did so well. After a few minutes she finally reached the main cock pit of the Cruiser. Xisha made her way over to the Republic Officer incharge and inquired,"How much longer until we reach Taris Officer?" The man wore a republic uniform with merits displaying his rank. He had slicked back black hair and sage colored eyes. He had been reading an output alert on the radar screen in front of him, so when he was roused out of this concentration by her, he was effectively surprised. " Oh, umm..." He hurriedly checked a different screen as to not keep her waiting too long for a reply. After a moment he looked back to Xisha. "About four hours ma'am." Xisha just nodded and gave a little, "Thank you." Before turning around. Xisha planned to meditate until they landed. There was always time to focus on the force and her bond to it. The second you think you know everything is the moment you become a fool. That was what her Master had taught her. There is always room for improvement. Once inside her private quarters and the door was shut, she removed her robe. She didn't like for everyone to see her, it usually led to problems with men who had been away in space for far too long. Underneath her robe she wore a simple white tank top and a pair of tight tan pants which stopped halfway down her calf. Xisha sported an amazing body, large ample curves with a toned and athletic core. Her fiery medium length orange-red hair fell down around her shoulders as she undid her hair tie. She shook her hair out and ran her hands through the silken locks with a sigh of relief. Her body fell back onto her bed, pale skin blending in so well with the white sheets of her bed. Her face was turned upward. If she weren't a Miraluka, with her absent sockets instead of eyes, she would be staring up at the ceiling. There was a black lace cloth on her night stand that she lazily grabbed with her hand. Xisha took the cloth and wrapped it around where her eyes should be, properly covering this sensitive area. She couldn't 'see' her room in the traditional sense. Miraluka's perceived their surrounding through the force. She felt her own force energy spread from every inch of her body flowing over everything around her. It was as if she were made of water that endlessly flowed outward touching everything around her in the universe, continuing for eternity. It was amazing how she could feel things over vast distances. So many times, when one of her brethren or sister jedi fell light years away, she knew the instant it hapened. The shock of someone close to her being cut off from the force was a pain she could not hide from. Likewise, when new life connected to the force a joy over took her that she could not explain. Xisha simply laid in bed feeling all of this at once. She could feel the pulse of every member of the crew. As their hearts beat it sent ripples out that eventually hit her lightly, like gentle waves flowing over her. Xisha took a deep breath in and concentrated. Now everything quieted down, her sensitively grew dull, and eventually it all became silent. She focused on her own thoughts. It was in times like this that she was most vulnerable, but this was also how she made herself stronger. She chanted the jedi mantra over and over again, her voice a whisper in the wind that filled up the whole ship, a calming tone in the ear of every crew member. "There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.There is no passion, there is serenity.There is no chaos, there is harmony.There is no death, there is the Force." It repeated over and over again for a couple hours until Xisha finally let go of her restraint and all the feeling of the force came back to her in one snap of conductivity. She took in a deep breath and sat back up in bed. A little trickle of sweat slid down the side of her face and she quickly wiped it away with her hand. "I think that is enough meditation for today." She said to herself. Sometimes her natural ability was overwhelming. There was so much life and death in the universe, combined with the vast cold expanse of space. So many mysteries and such a simple code to follow.
  4. R Inherit The Stars

    Everyone on Oris knew what day it was, it was the day the few of those who are a part of the tribes of humans go out to find the sacred map, a map the would lead them to their freedom. You are tasked with finding this map, and braving the trials that lie ahead of you, for the Orisian Empire does not take kindly to this sort of thing. As the elders of your tribe meet with you, they give you your equipment and pieces of advice to go on your way. As you leave your camp, you hope to bring good fortune to those that trust you, or die trying. The starting point is determined by you. Will you start in the forests where monsters roam alongside loot? Will you start in the Orisian city of Domus where humans are welcome, or will you start in the countryside where you can see most of the far off lands? (P.S: For this choice, you'll just have to give me a short paragraph documenting you leaving your tribe and then going off to the place that you chose, also you may choose whatever character you may wish to start with. Once everyone has chosen, we may begin.)
  5. Look up at the night sky and what do you see? Millions and millions of stars waiting for someone to explore them, it boggles the mind, no? Well, it turns out that you might be the lucking being to go to one of these stars and claim the planets there as your own! To think, having a whole solar system under your control, under your leadership! You must try it. But, to win this great prize, you must first find the map, which is hidden somewhere on the dusty and dirty plains of the planet Oris, can you find it? -------- Hello, everyone! This is my first topic in the discussion forum and I hope you all like it. I know the story seems kind of vague now, but I was hoping that YOU could add some ideas to it. Oh, and thanks for reading!
  6. The Hollow Void The Odyssey Of John Avery Life. Life is a matter of perspective. Every day children are born. Plants sprout from the earth and blossom. This is existence. Life is what we do with our existence. United, we cultivate our land, nurturing existence and allowing it to thrive. Forever we look up. And then, one day, we fly. We soar into the skies and feel that rush that tells us this is what we must do, this is our purpose. Then you break through the barrier that separates sky and space. When you look down on your own world from the stars you come to a realization. Life, or at least what we call life, is so very small, so incredibly unimportant. You think of the corruption. The wars. The anger, and greed, and poverty, and suffering, persecution, and the pointless deaths. In that first glorious and yet horrifying moment, what is called the 'Overview Effect', you have yet another epiphany, This is not our purpose. The stars are where we belong. To travel through the darkness of space, to explore new planets, new civilizations. The Overview Effect has changed you. No longer are you concerned with owning, with conquering. You wish only to experience this vast, chaotic spiral of life in all of it's glory, and you wish to do so whilst walking hand-in-hand with your brothers and sisters you have met along the way. To advance further into the cosmos and discover the ever expanding universe of wonders that lies before you. You decide that this is your purpose. But that is a lie. Deep within the dark, cold and hollow void you will see the truth. Life is a lie. A cruel construction designed by the minds of the existing to help them cope with the pointless, endless, empty, silent inevitability that is death. The Hollow will wrap you in it's icy embrace and tell you stories of the truth. It will sicken you. It will break you. It will open your eyes for the first time and you will stare into the abyss. Open your eyes. Open your eyes, John Avery John awoke with a start as his room was suddenly engulfed in bright, diffused light. His head arced around the room, searching for familiarity, but he was blind. There was a noise but it was incomprehensible. He placed his hand over his forehead, massaging it tenderly to stop the throbbing. Slowly his eyes began to adjust to the sudden burst of light. Slowly his room began to take shape in front of his eyes. It was small and exceptionally clean, with eggshell walls and a white, tiled floor. He stepped out of his bed that was fitted with white sheets. As his feet touched the floor the coldness shot up his leg and he felt himself wake up a bit more. He stood up and looked around his room once more. Then his attention finally focused on the irritating noise he could hear. "John Avery it is 0600 hours Arturo Standard Time. Are you awake? John Avery it is 0600 hours Arturo Standard Time. Are you awake? John Avery it is 0601 hours Arturo Standard Time. Are you-" "Yes!" John snapped at the artificial voice that was repeating itself continuously throughout his room. The voice silenced itself immediately and John sighed a breath of relief. He stepped over to the desk on the other side of the room from his bed. Sitting on the desk was a collection of items. An old watch that looked to be quite valuable, a photo of a woman and a little girl, a set of military issue dog tags, a lighter, and a half empty carton of cigarettes. He took the carton and the lighter and pulled a cigarette from the pack. He put it in his mouth and flicked the lighter's lid open, igniting the flame before taking a deep draw on the cigarette. He waited a few moments before exhaling the smoke into the air. "Mirror" he said out loud as he took another draw on the cigarette. Above the desk in front of him a holographic display sprung to life and showed John an image of himself. His blue eyes were bloodshot and there were dark shadows under his eyes. His hair was a mess and his lower face was coated in a graying stubble. "Closet" he commanded again. A section of his wall suddenly dislodged and slid back, and then disappeared to the left and out of sight, revealing a closet full of clothes. He took out a set of clothes for the day and tossed them on his bed. He then took out a towel and turned around, the closet closing itself behind him. He went over to the door to his room which slid open as he drew near. He stepped out into the hall. The long corridor was comprised of dark metal, even on the floor. The only light was dim strip lights along the ceiling. John turned left and walked down the corridor, still smoking his cigarette, and wearing only a pair of gray boxer shorts and a white vest. He walked past a window that looked out on to the darkness of space, illuminated only by the stars. He passed it without a second glance and walked into another door. He was now in a room with a series of showers attached to the walls. He hung his towel on a rail and stripped off his clothes, stepping in to the nearest shower and turning it on. The cold water caused his muscles to tighten as it washed over him. He didn't flinch though, he was used to cold showers by now. He went to take a draw on his cigarette only to realize, much too late, that it was completely soaked and falling to bits. He tossed it's remnants on the floor of the shower and continued to clean himself. The room's door opened again and another person walked in. The newcomer was extremely tall, standing at roughly 8 feet tall. His skin was a dark blue and his head was decorated with a series of dark, purple crystals that seemed to be growing out from his scalp. The Orivar took the towel off from round his waist and hung it up, before stepping into one of the other showers. As he turned it on he yelled across the room at John. "Morning Avery!" he said warmly, "You all set for today?" "Does it matter if I'm not?" John replied back with a tone of sarcasm, "It's not like I can pull a sick day, eh Rem?" "You can try..." Rem replied with a smile, "...it won't work. But you can try!" The pair laughed and continued to get washed. When they were finished they exited the showers and they both wrapped themselves in their towels. John looked up at Rem. He had to. Rem was tall compared to him, but pretty average for an Orivar. He was lean and toned, making him look quite imposing when combined with his height. Rem, however, was a soft-hearted man. He was an engineer who worked for the ship's Captain, Cayleun Z'rak. Despite this Rem spent most of his time working under the ship's Head Researcher, a man who has just as much pull around here as Captain Z'rak, for this entire expedition was built around his work, his research. "I'll see you down in the hangar in a few hours John" Rem said before leaving the showers and disappearing off down the hall. John returned to his room and got dressed. He wore a pair of black boots, blue jeans, a gray vest and a black leather jacket. Summoning his holographic mirror once more he ran a comb through his hair. He styled his brown, but slightly graying, hair into a neat side parting and stared at his face in the mirror once more. The bloodshot in his eyes was gone, the dark shadows underneath them had faded slightly. Still he could not help but feel old. He was on the wrong end of forty, and his liver had probably aged 20 years ahead of him with all the abuse he had put it through. John took the packet of cigarettes and the lighter from his desk and left his room. John was sat at the end of a long table within the ship's mess hall. He sipped from the black coffee on the table and then placed it back down. For a moment his gaze fixed on the wall in front of him where a large red banner was emblazoned against the back wall. It was an image of a spiral of planet's that were clustered around a much larger sun. Around it was s circle comprised of a double helix, apparently representing DNA, our genetic make-up. It was the symbol of the Arturo Alliance, a governing body that was formed from the Genusian and Orivar race both working together under one banner. Underneath the symbol there was bold writing in rhe same colour of red. A.A.S Apollo Venture The Apollo Venture. That was the name of the vessel he was sitting eating his breakfast in. A large starship, capable of housing a crew of 1200. It was originally built as a voyager starship, designed for exploring uncharted areas of space. Now it was simply a research vessel, plotting a course along designated sections of the Hollow Void, a stream of unknown energy that paved it's way across the Helix system, dispersing into the atmosphere of every planet, where it's energy became safe, and provided life to the worlds. However in its concentrated form, the Hollow Void was a highly dangerous anomaly. Every attempt to traverse through it or explore it had resulted in complete failure and the death of all who entered. That was until very recently. In earlier experiments subjects had managed to come out alive, but with their minds addled beyond repair. Only one man had managed to enter the Hollow Void and return relatively safe and unharmed. "John!" the call came from across the mess hall. The young woman was already approaching John and before he knew it she had sat in the chair opposite him. "Good Morning, John!" she said brightly. She was a young Genusian girl. She had a small area of freckles around her nose and under her hazel eyes. Her dark brown hair was tied back in a ponytail. She was wearing a dark blue lab coat, a uniform associated with neuro-scientists and research assistants under their employ. This girl was the latter. Her name was Penny Bastille and she was only 19 years old. "Good morning Penny." John replied before taking another sip of his coffee. "You're up awful early, John" Penny replied, "Prep don't need you for another hour or so." "I like to beat the rush at breakfast." John said, "I like a bit of peace and quiet in the morning, y'know?" he continued, hinting. "Oh!" Penny exclaimed with a nod, "Me too! It's horrible having to socialise with everybody in the morning before you've even got your head on straight. Am I right?" "Tell me about it..." John replied, rolling his eyes. "Still..." Penny continued, "...Dr. Asarath said you had to get as much sleep as possible. You look tired. You aren't still having nightmares are you?" "Nope." John lied. In fairness he had slept quite well last night. But he had been having recurrent nightmares for months now. What's more he almost always woke up with headaches. He had to tackle short bouts of depression, however the anti-depressants seemed to be keeping it at bay for the most part. He didn't like fuss though. He was alive and fit for duty, and that was all that mattered. The doctors and scentists on the ship all fussed about keeping him in good condition. They worried too much. They had no idea what his job was really like. It was hell. The depression, the nightmares, the headaches. They all felt like a warm hug compared to what he suffered when he went on an expedition. He had that hell to come this very day. It felt silly when he thought about it. Every 3-4 weeks he would have to go out into space for less than an hour. He would travel inside the Hollow Void, aided by science's latest and most up to date technology, providing him the best security and well-being possible. It didn't sound like hell. But they didn't know what it was like inside the Void. They just didn't understand. "I have to go Penny. I'll see you a bit later, okay?" John said as he stood up out of his chair and began to walk off. "Oh...okay" Penny replied, looking a bit sullen. John continued out of the mess hall and headed back to his room. At least there he would get some peace and time to himself. When he got in he sat down on his bed. He closed his eyes for a moment and massaged his temples. After a few moments he breathed a sigh of relief, basking in the silence. However, his blissful silence was broken but a moment later. "John Avery" came the loud, monotonous voice of the ship's virtual intelligence. "John Avery please report to Research Bay 4 Immediately. Dr. Asarath has requested your presence." Great, thought John, now what?
  7. "There was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught… I not only saw the connectedness, I felt it.… I was overwhelmed with the sensation of physically and mentally extending out into the cosmos. I realized that this was a biological response of my brain attempting to reorganize and give meaning to information about the wonderful and awesome processes that I was privileged to view." The Hollow Void The Odyssey Of John Avery Helix is a solar system that exists within the vast emptiness of dark space. 14 planets surround the core of the system, The Dark Luna. The planets and their respective moons all rotate in perfect cohesion with one another to maintain a perfect helix formation around Dark Luna. The planets and Dark Luna harmonize perfectly to create a perfect system for life to flourish on the planets. And from Dark Luna the planets are nourished by a visible aura of energy that travels across space, interconnecting with all the planets and fueling them with the elements they need to produce life. Despite the bounty of life that this energy provides, we call the stream that travels through space The Hollow Void. When the inhabitants of Helix discovered the technology that allowed them to travel into space, many tried to cross through The Hollow Void, only for the men and women of those space crafts to perish and die. As the years progressed many more took to the darkness of space and a fair few chose to study the Void. But no matter how many tried it was impossible for a living being to return from the void without, at the very least, suffering from irreparable brain damage resulting in a vegetative state. However 9 months ago the impossible was made possible by Dr. Ralyn Asarath. Asarath shocked the solar system when he revealed that he had successfully managed to send a man into the Hollow Void, and return with only minor trauma and no damage to his physical health. Asarath's research continues as his explorer prepares for his 14th expedition into the Hollow Void. Whispers and gossiping have grown amongst the people of Helix as the name "John Avery" becomes a common household name. Meanwhile the man himself has been left hidden from his growing repute, living away from society on the research vessel Apollo Venture, having no idea of what has passed since he left his homeworld, and more so, what his future holds. The Hollow Void will revolve around John Avery and the crew of the Apollo Venture as their research within the Void leads them on an adventure across the system of Helix in order to find out the truth behind the Void's existence as well as the dark secrets of their own way of living. This roleplay is a Sci-Fi adventure which will mostly be about relationships between characters and the things they experience. It is not particularly combat intensive or revolving around fighting, space battles and lasers that go pew pew. The roleplay is private for now but MAY be open in the future if we decide to introduce new recurring members of the crew. Below is a list of informations relevant to the story. Races Genusian - The Genusian are a humanoid race that are almost exactly the same as a human. They are the most common race in the Helix system. Genusians have male and female genders and have similar mating and reproductive mannerisms to humans, i.e they maintain notions of love and bonding with a partner. Genusians have varying skin colours and recurring genetic similarities based on location. Currently there is little to no persecution among Genusians in regard to race, skin colour or sexual persuasion. As a race they persevere and are highly progressive despite inferior physical capabilities compared to other races. They have colonised 6 of the 14 planets that orbit Dark Luna, 3 of which are shared with The Orivar. The Orivar - Orivar are a humanoid species that stand at an average of 8ft tall for males and around 8ft 5 inches for females. Orivar tend to have a skin tone that is light shades of blue or purple. They only have two eye colours, green and yellow. Their height comes from larger than average arms and legs. Physically they are a hairless species, however, they grow a series of dark purple crystalline horns or risen scales on the top and back of their head that resembles that of a Genusian hairline. Orivar females are only distinguished by their generally higher pitched voices and by the fact that they have long prehensile tail that is lightly decorated with the same crystalline scales that they have on their head. In Orivar culture the males will often consider the female's tails as a an attractive quality, as well as the female's rear that the tail protrudes from. This is similar to a Genusian's attraction to breasts on a female or muscle on a male. Orivar reproduce through a contact based ritual which involves the melding of their genetic make-up through a physical and mental link. Orivar females can mate with other species, however, they can only produce offspring with an Orivar partner. Orivar males lack the ability to mate with other species, however, many have partnered with other races and pursued a non-sexual relationship. The Orivar have colonised 6 planets, 3 of which are shared with the Genusians. The Orivar were the first race to achieve space flight. Secadian - Secadians are a humanoid species with dark blue skin, pointed ears, white hair and entirely white, slightly luminous eyes. On average they are slightly taller than Genusians but due to their planet's high gravity (over twice that of Genus) they have a very compact and dense muscular structure and steel-like bones. Despite their size being similar, they are quite heavy, in fact the average Secadian is over two and a half times the weight of a Genusian. They are a species that has little understanding of conflict or mechanical technology, rather they focus their intellect on biotechnology which is tied in to their religious beliefs that their planet, Secunda, itself, is their God. So to practice their faith and to improve upon their biotech is to be closer to God. They are an open people who do not understand the complexity of courting or the permanence of marriage, yet they do understand love and feelings of affection. In fact, so strong are their feelings to their race and life as a whole, that any death in the community, or any disaster that takes life on scale, whether they knew the people or not, they feel the sting of death as strongly as other races would to lose a parent, a child or a partner, as a result, they have never had a concept of war and in fact in their own tongue, the word does not exist. The Secadian race has been the last to join in space flight for several reasons. First, though they were interested in the possibility of life on other planets, they knew that space was devoid of it, akin to hell, and it frightens them, so they have always focused their biotechnology in improving their own world, rather than exploring others. Secondly, other races have always found it difficult to ascertain if there was intelligent life on Secunda as the planet is one of dense jungle and forest, making it nigh impossible to land ships there and in addition, it is very difficult to scan for individual life signs as the planet is so alive with flora and fauna, it is just white noise on a scanner. It is only in the last 40 years that the Genusian and Orivar have been able to make contact. Since that time the Secundans have been as open and accepting of the other races as they would any life and have freely offered and explained their biotechnology in aid of reverse-engineering it for the other races. Despite their openness however, most would not wish to leave the planet for the reasons mentioned, and it is difficult for other species to stay on the planet for extended periods as the gravity is strong enough that the Genusian digestive system would fail under prolonged exposure without some form of environment protection. Koaran - They are a sturdy people who endure terrible hardships. Their bodies have greatly adapted to the cold and darkness of their home world. They are able to see in pitch black, sensing heat rather than light. Their bodies are able to tolerate extreme temperatures, but they still wear heavy clothing to protect against the climate. They mostly live in underground tunnels dug out from the ice deserts. They have no religion and their technology is sub-standard, most of it designed around improving their survival. However, on Koarius there is another intelligent race called Silph. They are symbiotic creatures, in size and similarity to a small snake. They are greatly prized and protected for they offer many benefits to both the host and symbiont. They are able to adapt the host's body to better suit extremes of environment and can protect against disease or poison, but their most valuable ability is that with every host taken, the symbiont retains their experiences, memories, thoughts, feelings and knowledge. Essentially everything about the previous hosts are retained and along with the symbiont's own knowledge, etc. are transferred to the new host, giving them an array of new knowledge and skills. Kryjn (Kr-ey-in) - Kryjn are quadrupedal beings. Each of their four appendages can be used to grasp objects with careful precision. Kryjn are physically quick and agile, athletically surpassing most other races. Their home planet was a jungle planet with incredibly high trees. Although they seem physically impressive to most races, they consider themselves sluggish when moving in the heavier gravity of other planets. Their homeworld has a very light density of gravity making them even more physically superior when they are upon it. Kryjn are covered in a thick fur and have leather skin underneath. Their heads are humanoid but with bestial qualities such as sharp fanged teeth and slit-like irises much like cats. Kryjn have male and female genitalia but are otherwise indistinguishable in regard to gender from another races' perspective. They are a proud race who live by a very strict code of ethics and operate a barter system based on trade of goods rather than currency, which they see no value in. Kryjn owe much to the Orivar and the Genusians who uplifted their primitive society by introducing them to space travel and various technological advancements. Kryjn are inhabitants of 2 planets, however, the Kryjn on each planet have different customs and views on what goods are valuable for trade. Whilst they are mostly peaceful the Kryjn are a dangerous race to cross due to their physical superiority. Planets (in order of furthest distance from Dark Luna) Koarius - Home of the Koaran people. An ice planet where only the hardiest or most resourceful life forms can exist. The planet never goes above 0°C and can go lower than -100°C. It is a planet so far from Dark Luna that it rarely sees the sun. It spends its daily cycle between utter darkness and waning twilight. It is also the home of the symbiotic species known as the 'Silph'. Farrleyn - This small planet was first colonised by the Orivar and used as an outpost to monitor the Genusians in the years before deciding to introduce them to space travel. The planet has a consistently cold temperature all year round, often covered with snow. It is now a shared planet colonised by both Orivar and Genusians. The small planet is mostly home to laborers who mine it's core for precious metals used in manufacturing of space-faring vessels and machines used on board. Some evidence suggests that there was perhaps a civilization living on this planet before the Orivar discovered it however any research into this has come up with little conclusive evidence. Genus - The Homeworld of the Genusians. Genus is a world mostly comprised of large oceans with several large land masses scattered across it. The planet's temperature varies based on time of year and location. Considerably larger than it's neighbour, Farrleyn, it currently holds a population of over 9.5 billion people. Genus is considered a highly coveted place to live for Genusians, as it still has better living conditions than other Genusian colonised worlds. Lonseid - This world was originally colonised by the Orivar but was gifted to the Genusians as a show of peace and good relations between the two races. Lonseid is smaller than Genus but has similar living conditions. It's gravity is slightly denser but citizens manage to acclimatize to it quite well. Arturo - The second of 3 shared worlds housing both Genusians and Orivar. Arturo is the largest planet in the Helix system. It is home to over 18 billion people collectively. This world was originally inhospitable to Orivar however with collective efforts from the Orivar and the Genusians the world was terraformed in order to create a planet that is now considered the centre of the alliance between the Genusians and the Orivar. It is home to the mega-city of Paradius, home to the Council of High Overseers, a group of Genusian and Orivar leaders who run their collective society. Orisharun - The homeworld of the Orivar. Orisharun is a water and crystalline based planet with little plant life to be seen. Orisharun is a technological marvel, being the first planet of one of the first races to become advanced. Vestus - Colonized planet of the Orivar. Secunda - A planet solely occupied by the Secadian race. It is a planet mostly comprised of forest, jungle and swamp, with many lakes and seas. It is extremely populated by all forms of life, while the only technology practised on Secunda is biotechnology using what is available on their home planet, a reason that it cannot be directly transferred to other planets due to their lighter gravity. Marveyan - Colonized by Orivar. Antrova - Colonized by Orivar and Genusian. Kryjnar - Homeworld of the Kryjn. Jungle planet. Consistent tropical temperatures. Low gravity density. Kryjnvol - Colonized by the Kryjn. Arid, dry desert planet. Water held in high regard due to lack of any on the planet. Low gravity density. Prone to volcanic eruption. Horizon - Colonized by Genusian. Low population. Planet is incredibly hot. Genusians cannot survive except in terraformed bio-structures and with wearing specialist suits. Horizon is a Genusian research facility studying increasing hostile environments as proximity to Dark Luna increases. Horizon is the last planet that can be reached by any race. Any vessel that has ventured further toward Dark Luna have went dark and never returned. X - Planet X is assumed to hold no life of any description. The planet appears dark and arid, with no signs of life. Several excursions have been made in order to land on the planet, however, none have been successful due to treacherous astral storms so close to Dark Luna. Dark Luna - The provider of life through the strange energy field known as the Hollow Void. Little is known about this colossal sphere. It appears to emit a purple glow, with patches of dark purple over it's surface. It is assumed to be a star that holds the other planets within it's orbit. Many assume it's energy is held together by magnetic fields. Little else is known about the planet. A Genusian/Orivar religious cult worship Dark Luna as a bringer of life and believe it to be our savior Technology Space Craft - Space Vessels are based on Orivar technology. It is fuelled by harnessing excess energy that is expelled from the Hollow Void. Whilst the Void itself is harmful to the vessels, the excess energy is expels is vital to space travel. As such it as currently impossible to travel outwith the Helix system as the Void's trajectory only moves within the system. Whilst the basic fuel system is still in place, researchers and engineers from various races are making interesting and remarkable advances constantly, making space vessels often unique in their features. Prosthetics - Using technology prosthetic limbs are the most common form of synthetic augmentation. Those who have lost limbs, eyes, organs can still live with synthetic versions. Advances are slowly happening with the introduction of bio-technology. Bio-technology - a result of Genusian reverse-engineering on the organic technology found on planet Secunda. This technology is highly experimental. The Void Strider - An armored space suit designed specifically to transport a living being through the Hollow Void. It is a design created by a combination of Genusian technology and experimental bio-technology, primarily developed by Dr. Ralyn Asarath. The suit is designed to monitor the physical and mental condition of the wearer and provide information and medical treatment, as well as tactical information and guidance through a sophisticated software suite called "The Mother Programme". Arms & weaponry - Energy based pistols and rifles have been used for over 50 years, making ammunition based weapons obsolete. Energy based weapons have a renewable energy source to fire high impact shots that can be set to stun or kill. Weapons are still subject to cooldown times due to the weapon overheating. My Profile Name: John Avery Race: Genusian Age: 47 Appearance: A lean man standing at 5'9''. John has the looks of a man once handsome in his younger days. He has a strong, defined jaw and short, light brown hair styled in a very typical crew cut with the hair on top styled in a side parting. His face is lightly tanned, rugged with stubble and scars from razor burn. He has soft wrinkles under his eyes. He has a few old, faded tattoos on his arms hiding under the fine hair across his arms and chest. His eyes are a dull grayish shade of blue. Personality: John is a taciturn man who is usually quite serious and to the point. He speaks with experience and authority although he does not appear to think much of himself. Showing mild signs of regret and self loathing, John rarely speaks of his past but normally does so bitterly. Despite being often quite quiet he is far from lazy and has a blue collar attitude toward working hard and doing a job you are given. John holds more stock in action than words and doesn't take too fondly to thinking men such as scientists and academics. For the most part he just wants to be left alone to do the job he came to do. He struggles with the death of his wife many years ago and the estrangement with his daughter that it caused. History: John was born on Lonseid, one of the closest planets to Genus. He lived a fairly ordinary childhood attending school with the other children in the small town of Charity that he lived in. When John was 18 he enlisted in the military. He served in a territorial patrol on Lonseid for several years. At the age of 19 he met Victoria, a beautiful young woman who was the daughter of his commanding officer. John married Victoria 3 years later and continued serving in the military, travelling and living on several military bases with Victoria. At the age of 23, shortly after his marriage to Victoria, she fell pregnant. Under pressure to provide for his future child John decided to enlist in the Genusian Space Faring Marine Unit. He left Victoria on Lonseid while he travelled the Helix system, taking part in dangerous and grueling operations that took a tole on his mind. He returned for the birth of his daughter, Carolyn, but Victoria could already see that the horrors of combat were changing the man she loved. For many years John served the military, each time returning to Lonseid to find his daughter a little older and more distant. At the age of 42 he arrived home to find that his wife had died in a fire caused by an electrical fault in his home. His daughter, Carolyn, was fortunately away from home at University during this time. After the funeral Carolyn finished her studies and chose to promptly leave Lonseid, taking a highly paid research position for a company situated in Arturo. John never saw his daughter again. Alone and no longer fit to serve in the military, he turned to alcohol and gambling. As his debts mounted John signed up for the easiest work he could find, research test subject work. 12 Months ago John received a call. His DNA and physical examinations were a match for an experimental research study. Despite minor concerns for his mental stability, he was offered the opportunity to pilot an experimental piece of equipment out in the reaches of space. It would require him living on a space craft for an extended period of time. With little else to live for he leapt at the chance. Within a month he was aboard the Apollo Venture, working under a Dr. Ralyn Asarath. After only a few months he completed his first expedition, venturing into the horror that was the Hollow Void. Although all he had experienced was mind shattering loneliness and a desire to end his own life, apparently he had done something right. The scientists were pleased. They wanted to send him in again. At first he protested, but he was promised that he would not be alone this time. He was told that new advancements to the suit would protect him. He agreed to try once more. It has been 9 months since John Avery first leapt into the Hollow Void. Today he makes his 14th attempt into the cold, empty abyss, in order to find answers to world we live in. Today John Avery will be given answers.