Frost 2011 Revamp
Genre: Adventure, Apocalyptic, Science-Fiction, Tragedy
Genre: Adventure, Apocalyptic, Science-Fiction, Tragedy
Year: 4201 - 4204
Population: Approximately 4.7 billion
Decades before the tragic fall of civilisation, the world pooled its resources and created BioTECH., an international firm concerned with experimental genetic research. The group, spearheaded by U.S.A., commenced project ReGenesis. They had one goal: to breed a new and superior human race with abilities surpassing those of their predecessors, enabling them to survive the Ice Age. Roughly one million individuals, ranging from eighteen to as old as thirty years, were specifically selected for the project.
ReGenesis suffered major drawbacks in the beginning. There were accidents and even deaths: some 500,000 subjects were lost over the course of the years. To address this unfortunate state of affairs, the American government ordered BioTECH to cease operations.
But all hope was not lost with the advent of the new Hybrid technology. This technology, dubbed as the seed of a new era, was the fruit of Japanese labour and was soon incorporated into Project ReGenesis. BioTECH resumed operations before long with Japan aiding in the development of the new species.
The transformation of the remaining 500,000 test subjects into Human-Animal hybrids was instigated by means of genetic modification. These para-humans were then placed inside cryogenic chambers and were set to wake 2.6 million years into the future (i.e. after the Ice Age). And in response to the rapidly increasing Anti-BioTECH movements, an unknown number of underground laboratories were erected in secret. These laboratories, spread far and wide all over the globe, housed the Hybrids and other innovations.
Meanwhile, the world rejoiced: Project ReGenesis was a success. Or so they thought.
Year: Unknown/The Ice Age
Population: Less than 500,000
For some reason or other, several cryo-chambers activated before the intended time. A mutant carnivorous species, also known as the Renegades, came into existence. These creatures are said to be deviant Hybrids that seek to devour and outlive the original para-humans, the Redeemers. The future remains uncertain as the two species strive to outlast each other.
The Redeemers of Earth, the original Hybrids, are essentially superhuman beings. Before they were recruited by BioTECH., they each led their own ordinary human lives. But because they had been chosen for Project ReGenesis, it is safe to assume that these people were more than just ordinary. They were (and still are) prodigies, with physical and mental abilities that surpass those of the common man. Instilled in their hards is the will to "live on", as is the maxim of the project. In that regard, they are a resourceful and adaptable species with a limitless set of useful skills.
Type-O are human beings, but not quite. BioTECH found it necessary to improve the genetic composition of their human subjects so as to make them more adaptable to the conditions of the Ice Age. Hybrids have had their DNA genetically modified and merged with those of other species, such as other animals and insects. As a result, they bear certain inhuman characteristics like fangs, stingers, or wings, which they call weapons. These weapons are unique to each Hybrid and play a very important role in their survival, and are said to be extensions of their personalities. They may be developed and honed, causing them to be more powerful overtime. But they are not always visible and will only appear when summoned. Mutant hybrids possess such weapons as well.
The cost of such a powerful ability is that Type-O can live up to approximately five years upon awakening. Veterans are few and far between. Although compelled to procreate for the sake of the human race, the existence of mutant hybrids renders such a feat difficult if not impossible.
Seeing as Type-O are not their own species, their offspring will be purely human and will not inherit any superhuman weapons or abilities.
The Renegades are a mutated species that date back several hundred years before the current time. As a rule, they mate exclusively with their own kind and bear mature Type-X offspring. Being their own species, they cannot mate with human beings. While Redeemers are keen to survive, Renegades are hard-wired to kill. And to this day, they are still undergoing the process of devolution.
In essence, Type-X desire for human meat and blood, but may resort to cannibalism without experiencing any side-effects. They can manage without sustenance for thirty days at most before weakening and finally dying of starvation. But hunger for these creatures is an excruciating experience, and their desire for human flesh is never truly sated. When Type-X do not receive their needed nourishment, they lose control over themselves and may even experience hallucinations. Other adverse effects include irritability, irrationality, and physical frailty among others. Their average life span is one hundred and fifty years upon reaching full maturity (i.e. Phase 3 Mutation).
Many theories abound as to the origin of these creatures. One in particular speculates that mutants were once human beings, but due to the Hypersleep system's notorious malfunction several years ago, they were forced into consciousness and had to survive the Ice Age by means of cannibalism. Their bodies adapted to their surroundings and behaviour, transforming them into a new and mutated Hybrid race. This theory has yet to be proven, and the true origins of the Type-X remain unknown up to this day.
The Devolution of the Type-X Species
Phase 1: Merge
(Duration: 6 months - 1 year)
The Hybrid may obtain strength (but not satisfaction) from ordinary human food while its desire for human flesh grows stronger with each passing day. Severe weapon paralysis is also realised, rendering the Hybrid useless in combat. During paralysis, the weapon merges permanently with the Hybrid's body, making it difficult to summon and control. The Hybrid develops heightened senses and animal instincts in the process. However, it remains able to converse with and comprehend human beings. Memories and emotions are retained as well. In terms of physical appearance, mutants in this phase resemble human beings very closely.
Phase 2: Transformation
(Duration: 3-6 months)
Control over the now stronger and fully developed weapon is regained. In return, an insatiable desire for human flesh is developed. Ordinary food can no longer suffice and may even induce nausea. Furthermore, the Hybrid undergoes a drastic physical transformation. It develops long, elfin ears and superior hearing, red irises that enables the bearer to see in the dark, hardened skin that keeps the mutant warm, a hunched back, and fangs for eating. These features are present in all mutants, setting them apart from the original Hybrids. But otherwise Type-X are each unique in physical appearance depending on the genetic make-up of the species they have been hybridised with. In case the mutant already possesses any of the aforementioned features before transformation, said feature/s will simply double in number or in strength.
Throughout this phase, the Hybrid retains sixty percent of its human consciousness but may sporadically experience mental and emotional instability. Talking requires a significant amount of concentration and will. Some memories are easily forgotten during this stage, whereas recollection is nearly impossible.
Phase 3: Maturity
(The Final Phase)
This phase is not one in itself but is used to refer to mutant beings who have reached the final stage of maturity. A mutant classified underneath this category has no recollection whatsoever of its past life and retains only a small percentage of its consciousness. Its memory is short-lived, lasting up to twenty-four hours at most and cannot engage in conversation nor comprehend human language. Mutants in this phase are primitive binge-eaters with little intelligence, relying on brawn and instinct more than anything else. Some travel in packs while others prefer to hunt on their own. Fully developed mutants have no hope of going back to their previous forms or retaining old memories.
Mature Type-X Hybrids retain most of their physical features from the second stage, except that they have more prominent hunched backs and may sometimes crawl on all fours.
1. Follow all site rules and regulations.
2. No god-modding, power-playing, perfect characters, etc. unless I say so.
3. Observe proper behaviour at all times. Respect your fellow role-players as well as yourselves.
4. Please finish your skeleton within the allotted time. If something comes up before the deadline and you wish to back out, please inform me beforehand and delete your skeleton. Unfinished skeletons take up space and make the thread look cluttered.
5. Be consistent with your replies and do not hold the role-play back.
6. If you are going to be inactive for one week or more, please inform me about this. Failure to comply and I will either terminate or turn your character/s into NPCs.
7. If you wish to quit the role-play, please inform me about this so that an exit may be arranged for your character/s.
8. Feel free to add your own touches of creativity to this role-play, but take care not to deviate from the established premise.
9. Each IC post must contain at least a few full paragraphs.
10. This is an advanced role-play, so good grammar and correct spelling are expected of all participating role-players.
11. Anime or semi-realistic pictures will be used for this role-play. Preferably in high quality. No face-claims (real people pictures)
12. Try to match up the description of the species you are going for.
13. Banners are mandatory.
14. Strictly no OOCs. This is applicable to both the Sign-Up thread and the Role-play thread. OOC discussions are to be taken to the PMs or Skype.
15. Questions? Suggestions? Comments? Shoot me a PM.
Hybridised With: (Depends on what you go for)
Phase: (If Type-O, leave blank; If Type-X, specify number of months)
Age: (Character's age before Hypersleep + Years of activity)
Years Active: (How long has it been since your character has awoken from Hypersleep? If inapplicable, leave blank.)
Weapon/s and Abilities:
Personality: (Paragraph form)
Appearance: (Extra pictures or description)
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