“Wake up, fool.” A deep voice called out to a young man on a table. The young man opened his eyes, only to be blinded by the whiteness of the room. Everything in the room was a glossy white; the walls, the ceiling, and he assumed the floor though he could not see it. There was a bright light hanging directly above him, which reflected off the walls and ceiling. He winced and attempted to shield his eyes with his hands, only to find that they were being restrained. He gasped in horror as he realized where he was. “Tell me… Where is Lucas?” “I…I don’t know.” The young man replied. The brightness of the room made the figure in front of him only a dark silhouette. The man turned and walked away, but was soon replaced by another figure. This one was not as large, but there was something scary about him that the young man could not figure out. “Tell me boy, have you ever experienced pain?” “Yes.” He replied, trying to stay calm. “No, you have not… And unless you tell us where your master is, I will let you know what TRUE pain is!” The young man tensed up and strained, as if trying to bring some power out of him, but nothing happened. The figure laughed. “Yes my boy, you will find that your powers will not work here. Now tell me where your master is!” The young man’s eyes began to water, as he lay there silent. “Another one who doesn’t like to talk, hmm? Oh well, doesn’t bother me much. This next part is my favorite…” The ringing and grinding of power tools could be heard as the figure lifted up a device that was unfamiliar to the young man on the table. It was a mess of spinning, flailing, metal objects and sharp points. He was inching it towards his chest area. It was getting closer and as it got closer the young man found he was breathing faster. His mind was racing, but he knew that he could do nothing. Just before the tool made contact the figure stopped and looked up once more. “Last chance.” He smiled cruelly as he spoke, knowing he would get no response. “Farewell then.” Hello and welcome! This is going to be a sci-fi/horror kind of roleplay which is based in quite a twisted world. The world is controlled by an evil and deceiving organization known as The Keepers. The Keepers control everything in society, from schooling to Public Protection. To some they may seem like the perfect government, but to those who do a little digging, they find otherwise. People often "disappear" without a trace from their neighborhoods. These are the people who do their digging. Nobody questions the authority of The Keepers... except the Runners. Runners are a people who rebel against The Keepers, but they are even more secretive than The Keepers. To some they don't exist, and to others they are an evil group that needs to be extinguished. In reality, the Runners are a group of people who know the evil ways of The Keepers, and will stop at nothing to see the evil empire destroyed. The runners are led by a single man, Lucas, who is rarely seen. Lucas and the Runners have found a way to avoid capture, and can not even be traced or located. The only things known about Lucas are that he is a psychic, and that he was at one time very close to the leader of The Keepers. It is said that he came from a time before The Keepers existed. The whole story revolves around time travel, something that was discovered ages ago. Lucas was in partnership with a man named Kain, they were scientists and inventors. Together they invented a pendant that would allow Time Travel, aided by an extremely rare crystal. There was only enough of the mineral to power a single pendant, and Kain decided that he wanted it for himself. Lucas was against the idea of using time travel for personal gain, and wanted to destroy the pendant when he realized what he had created. As the two struggled to gain control of the pendant, the crystal snapped in half, but not before sending them to an unknown time. Lucas got away with half of the crystal, wanting the other half to right the wrongs. Kain quickly rose to power, forming The Keepers. Lucas recruited others who wanted to fight against the evil empire, especially those who were gifted with strange powers. And so the conflict for time has begun. Well, hopefully after reading the super long intro, you're interested in the story! It will be similar to X-men in that yes, your character can have a power. Remember, though, that your character's power should not be over-developed, and your character should not lean on it for every fight. The plot will be the writers, as Runners, will be given specific jobs and missions assigned to them. There will be fights, assassinations, theft, sabotage, the works. The ultimate goal for the Runners is to of course take down The Keepers. Your character does not HAVE to be a Runner, though if not your character must be in a position where he/she would be contacted by them. For example, your character has just learned that he/she is gifted with the strange ability to control water, but has kept it a secret. You aren't a member of The Keepers, but an ordinary citizen. I hope that was clear enough... Character Sheet: Board name: (your username) Character name: Gender: Affiliation: (Are you a Runner already? If so, how long have you been a Runner? If not, what do you think about the Runners? What do you Think about The Keepers? Appearance: (pictures or a detailed description) Personality: (can be a paragraph, or just a simple 5 words) Bio: (What is your characters story? If you would like to reveal most of it In Character that's fine, but we still need a brief background) Power: (Your characters special power. Remember to not make it overkill) Anything else? I will post my own Character shortly!