Theory of Absolute Survival

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    • Brief Outline

      The year 2018 of the Gregorian Calender marked a new era of mankind as they faced a phenomenon they were unprepared for. Sudden an unexplained quakes of tremendous force swept across the globe with frightening power and speed. It only took fifty seconds to shatter the lands, as if they were but a brittle pieces of paper floating on the vast and cruel ocean.

      Cities were divided with fissures, taking hundreds of lives and man-made glories to the bottom of the Earth. Mountains were reduced to the ground and canyons formed where cities used to stand; the lands were torn apart, turning continents into islands.



      Despite the scale of events, there were survivors. Survivors who may have been spared of death, but now faced a broken present and a dark future. The sight of their cities without power, with punctured roads and buildings barely standing. The sight of thousands of unmoving figures sprawled on the ground. The sight of ocean where an island used to be. In the face of such despair there were little one could do but try to comprehend their demise.

      After the destruction came the creatures. Their appearance differed greatly to each other, though none were unfit to instill a deep fear into the hearts of men who caught sight of them. The creatures showed no signs of intelligence but only of feral instincts to devour and defile what was left of humanity. Their strength was unmatched to the beings who had lived in the times of hard work and in a lawful society, further reducing what was left of the human population.

      From such a scene, a single organization calling themselves the Mariana came into play. They eliminated the monstrous creatures with ease throughout the world while proclaiming the survivors to join their cause of rebuilding the world back to its former glory.

      This day later became known as the Sign.


      • A secret organization named after the Mariana's Trench, the deepest part of the world's oceans. Their history, apart from the origin of the organization's name and their purpose, has been lost in time. Their main base is an artificial island located in the area where the Mariana Islands used to exist before the Sign. In case of emergency, the base is capable of submerging under water.


        The Mariana is not strictly affiliated to any single country or government; rather, they hold a mutual relationship with various countries and have been known by government staff mainly as mercenaries and researchers hired for confidential missions.

        The majority of the organization's members who joined before the Sign has served as soldiers or scientists in the past, regardless of their heritage or criminal records. Perhaps due to this fact, the organization's hierarchy has developed into a deformed variation of the military style chain of commands over time.

        Purpose

        Broadly speaking, the Mariana's purpose is to prevent the downfall of humanity. Originally this has been achieved with utmost secrecy of the existence of the organization, but the Sign was a situation unlike those in the past. The higher-ups of the organization also saw this as the opportunity to gain more members to further reach their cause.

        About Mariana's bases

        Bases, also interchangeably called branches, can be established by Sentinels. As such, bases outside of the main branch [that is, the headquarters] are created and arranged to the Sentinel's liking. Generally however a base contains at minimum including a communicator to the headquarters, a creature detector and alarm, a self-destruct sequence, a teleporter, food and weapon storage and sleeping areas for members.

        The headquarters, also called the main branch, boasts its quality and quantity of facilities. The headquarters is separated into five sections; the control room, the living quarters, the plantation, the laboratories and the recreational/training area.

        Mariana Technology

        Mariana's technological advancement improved drastically from the year 2014. This was mainly due to being one of the first organizations to be involved with the creatures and the Goetia Network. It can also be said that the ones who were least affected by the Sign was Mariana thanks to their equipment.

        One of the greatest work of the Mariana is the self-sustainable headquarter itself. Its outward appearance above sea level differs little to a deserted volcanic island devoid of human contact. In times of need, however, the headquarter is capable of 'transforming' into a massive vessel capable of submerging. The headquarter has two methods of entry; one is through a hidden passageway at the base of the volcano which can only be accessed when it is not in its submersible state and the other is via teleportation.

        Within the heart of the headquarters lies the Babel server, which is an imitation of the Goetia Network that the Intelligence have reverse-engineered. The Babel server processes all the flow of information, transmission and teleportation of the members of the Mariana as well as the power source fueling the bases and remote devices connected to the server. It is reasonable to say that the downfall of the Babel server equates to the downfall of the Mariana. The reason why such weakness exist is because not all of the Goetia Network's architecture is clearly understood by the members of the Mariana. One of the main research topics happening even after the Sign is to find a way to separate the self-sustaining power source and the information relay server.

        As mentioned a few times already, Mariana has the technology to realize teleportation. This can be done by standing on the teleportation platform which is a flat and round device required at both the start and end point of the teleportation. This method can be used safely regardless of teleporting objects or people as long as the calculations are done via the Babel server or the Goetia Network. The main advantage of using the Babel server over the Goetia Network is its ability to monitor and grant permissions of access before the teleportation is complete. This allows the Mariana to identify incoming threats and deny their access. When a teleportation is denied or if a teleportation starts but does not receive any permission after a certain amount of time, whoever or whatever was being teleported will rematerialize at or around the vicinity they teleported from.

        Mariana's mass-produced arsenals bear resemblance to typical military weapons with improvements. They are created with materials tougher than steel that is capable of slicing through creatures, as well as energy-based firearms or weapons which were once written off as impractical due to requiring large amounts of energy to function correctly, or were too heavy, etc. It should be noted that there are no regulations against custom-made weapons except to Rookies, as long as one is able to find a member of the Intelligence who will spare their time developing to one's needs. This is why the choice of weapon impacts greatly on one's reputation within the organization. Mainly using mass-produced weapon can earn impressions such as being unimaginative or adaptive, while using custom weapons can earn impressions such as talented [especially if the weapon is full of quirks yet it is strong in action] or delusional [if the weapon is so impractical that even Mariana's technology can't do anything about it].

      • The Mariana is governed by twelve figures called The Twelve, yet it is common knowledge within the organization that they are not the actual leaders; rather, there is an unknown figure who governs these twelve who is referred as the Leader. The Twelve are differentiated from other members of the organization by their usage of the name of colours instead of their real names to address themselves and wearing unique masks and attire matching to the colour they are named after. They are rarely seen outside of their office unless an emergency happens. Their ability to be unseen outside of their office yet seemingly know everything going on within the organization fueled many rumours amongst the lower ranked members of the organization of how powerful The Twelve are.

        Those below The Twelve in the hierarchy are given the title of Sentinel. These members are hand-picked by The Twelve to serve as leaders of different sections within the organization. They are the ones who are usually seen giving tasks and orders to the other members of the organization. It should be noted that the Sentinels are allowed a vast degree of freedom within the organization; that is, majority of their actions can and will be forgiven regardless of how immoral or horrendous as long as the objectives they are assigned to are met. They may be given a notorious reputation within the organization if their methods are consistently endangering the organization or causing the death of many members, yet it is very rare that a Sentinel will face punishment more severe than a suspension of active duty for a short period of time. This is due to the fact that The Twelve will not select someone incapable or absurdly barbarous in the first place. There are a total of thirty-six members with the title of Sentinel - fifteen responsible for the Intellect, fifteen responsible for the Strength and six responsible for the Illusion.

        The Intellect is the title of the hierarchy under Sentinel, sharing its rank with the Strength and the Illusion. The Intellect consists of members responsible for intelligence, research and development. Mostly consisting of scientists, researchers, navigators and engineers, they are the members who generally stay at the headquarters or a country branch of the organization with their extensive knowledge and wisdom to provide technological support, replenish armoury, decipher codes and so on.

        The Strength consists mainly of dispatch teams. These include the strike force, scouts, mercenaries and escorts. The members of the Strength requires the ability to defeat the creatures as a prerequisite and the ability to follow orders and the capability of identifying and retrieving targeted goods are highly coveted. For the members of the Strength who receives injuries or are considered 'borderline' at fieldwork, they are usually assigned guard duty of the organization's bases.

        The Illusion consists of the least amount of members. The main task of the Illusion is to become the 'voice' of the organization, negotiating deals with other organizations as necessary as well as recruitment of new, prospective members. As such, to become an Illusion one must show at the very least an excellent degree of social interaction, the ability to gauge a person's character and a keen sense. It is also rumoured within the organization that certain individuals of the Illusion also serve as assassins, taking orders from the Sentinel or The Twelve to handle a more sinister task. Those who work as assassins usually hide this fact even from each other, and the identity of such individuals is not common knowledge shared amongst the Sentinels ; only those who have used or experienced their services and those who have received the information via certain means are aware.

        The title of Rookie does not get used frequently outside of documents. Prospective members who are appealing their abilities in order to join the organization are placed in this rank, though it is a rare case for someone to stay in this rank for long. The majority of the facilities in the headquarters is unauthorized-access for Rookies.

        It is possible to shift from one division to another with the approval of at least three Sentinels; at least one from a Sentinel responsible for the division one wishes to leave and one responsible for the division one wishes to enter.

      • The Sign is the name given to the international incident which occurred at 1101hr on Wednesday the thirty-first of April, 2018 [Mariana Island timezone, GMT+10]. The term was first mentioned and mostly used by the members of Mariana; individuals may refer to it as 'the incident', 'the calamity' and such forth. Quakes which exceeds any records shook the entire globe.




        • The majority of coastal cities have become islands or sunk underwater.
        • The continent of North America and Europe faced the most variety of incidents including collapse of mountains, formation of canyons, sinkholes due to the weak foundations caused be the sheer amount of underground railway and mining, and receiving fissures stretching for several kilometres.
        • New York has faced collapse where the ground had a bad foundation due to underground transit networks, as well as uneven elevation throughout the city. Several buildings fell to the side but miraculously the majority of the structures are still standing, albeit suffering a massive amount of damage - they were barely more than concrete skeletons.
        • Majority of Asia and Oceania were sunk below the oceans, especially the islands of South East Asia.
      • After the events of the Sign, many had expected to receive aid from their country's government. It was soon apparent that no such help is coming and a mysterious and impenetrable barriers appeared around all government buildings throughout the world. Whether there is anyone surviving within the barriers is unconfirmed as they are not transparent.

      • The group of people who are able to utilize the Goetia Network and summon creatures to do their bidding are collectively called 'summoners'. They are largely divided into two categories.

        Mariana summoners refer to summoners under the organization. Their Goetia app receives modifications which allow access to the Babel server. They are guaranteed to have food, clothing and shelter every day. Depending on their ranking within the organization, they also have access to futuristic technology designed to combat creatures, sensitive intel and/or have access to various assets which can be used for negotiations and survival. In return, the Mariana summoners tend to require following certain regulations imposed on them by the organization. These include but not limited to: reporting for duty every day; moving out regardless of their situation if the organization calls for them; and obeying the orders of their higher-ups without complaint.

        Civilian summoners refer to summoners who are not affiliated with any particular organization. They may move in small groups formed by their comrades, participating in securing a base and food from other summoners, or move solo. Unlike the Mariana summoners they require spending time scavenging and hunting for food, shelter and other necessities. Instead, they have the freedom to do as they please, and their creatures' growth is comparably faster than Mariana summoners. In addition, the civilian summoners gain exclusive upgrades as their creatures mutate and become stronger. The most common upgrade is the ability to control their creatures at will, without needing to give vocal commands. Some other examples of upgrades include controlling an army of creatures or fusing with a creature to gain superhuman abilities.

        Summoners can generally summon at most two creatures at once.

      • A mysterious piece of technology which was discovered along with the first sightings of creatures. The Goetia app which the summoners use is a client model connected to this Goetia Network. The Goetia Network also works as a power source, which allows any machine with the Goetia app installed to function without needing to recharge their battery over a power outlet. While the Goetia Network can be considered an asset to Summoners by providing a fighting force, it can also create chaos and destruction if the summoner owning the machine with the app loses their life or firmly decides not to use the app any more in the future. Once this occurs, the app will forcibly execute the creature creation function at a constant rate; creatures summoned this way will not be under the any summoner's control. The simplest method to stop the app once it enters this stage is to break the phone, but a talented individual may be able to gain ownership of it by hacking to not only prevent any more rogue creatures but also gain access to the app.

        Functions of the Goetia App.
        • Bestiary - Initially the Bestiary contains zero entries. When a certain condition has met, a new entry will automatically be updated.
          There are three known methods of receiving an entry.

          1. Encountering a creature, either visually or touching. Additionally if the app is configured to alert when a new entry is added [default setting], this will give an alert as the encountered creature's information is updated.
          2. List sharing. By sharing one's Bestiary with another who has the app and is within visible range, both Bestiaries will be updated to receive missing entries the other party has.
          3. Timed content. Certain entries will appear after a specific time.
        • Creature Creation - app users can summon a creature to do their bidding. Unlike other creatures, a creature summoned through the apps obeys the summoner with absolute loyalty. Creatures summoned cannot be de-summoned; instead the app records all and any changes occurring to the summoned creature such that if the creature succumbs to death, the summoner can summon an identical creature after a certain amount of time. Generally lower tier creatures takes less time to re-summon.
        • Instant Messaging and Voice Call - the app allows messaging and calling other app users, even if the phone does not have signal. There are however restricted areas where app cannot send or receive messages and calls.
      • As they do not have a proper name, many refers to the creatures as they wish with some examples being 'monsters', 'demons' or 'beasts'. The members of Mariana generally refers to them as 'creatures'. The first spotting of the creatures dates back to the year of 2014 of the Gregorian calendar on the 15th April. The existence of the creatures were classified from the public in order to prevent chaos; the government bodies mutually agreed on 'silencing' any civilian witnesses involved in the creatures until their identity and a way to prevent them was known. The creatures were sighted on three other instance before the Sign; on 8th October 2014, on 4th April 2015 and finally on 27th September 2015 with the number of sightings increasing at each instance. The Mariana, along with several other secret organizations which the governments had ties with, were tasked with identifying the causes and origins of these creatures since if they reappear with even more numbers, it would be hard to contain them all from the public.


        During their research, the Mariana discovered the existence of the Goetia Network. Before reporting the network to the government, however, they attempted to integrate their findings to their technology as well as gaining creature specimens to extract as much information as they can.

        The creatures are hostile and aggressive, as well as having countless variations. The majority of the creatures however resemble fictitious monsters from mythology and other works, with low-level intelligence and an extreme blood-lust. They exhibit supernatural powers such as emitting flames or electricity, shape-shifting into inorganic objects, or showing unfathomable power.

        The creatures are capable of consuming any organic matter; this includes its own kind. It should be noted however that this is not for their survival as the Intellect division of the Mariana have discovered they can live without sustenance. Instead, it has been concluded that the creatures consume in order to enter a stage of rapid mutation which will make the creatures become stronger.

        The Mariana was successful at extracting a classification system of the creatures from the Goetia Network, however the list was incomplete and void of crucial details. They were unable to probe any more information, but realized that upon meeting a creature, its data will be updated to the bestiary.

        As a means to make a slightly easier classification, each class name listed on the Goetia Network's bestiary has been ranked with tiers by the organization; hence the class and tier are interchangeable. This classification is considered common knowledge to the members of the Mariana as well as the summoners, however non-Mariana summoners may only be familiar with the classes and not the tiers.


        • Ling class- tier 1 creatures which are classified as 'least threat'. Despite having such a status, these generally possess strength or abilities similar to wild animals, albeit a greater endurance to guns. Lings grow at most as big as a typical tiger. Lings can be re-summoned as soon as they are killed.
        • Lisk class - tier 2 creatures. They are difficult to kill with typical weapons. The notable features of Lisks are their size; they can grow to as tall as two-storey buildings, although some are as small as Lings.
        • Tor class - tier 3 creatures. Excluding the weaponry created by the Mariana specifically for creatures, weapons do not affect creatures of this tier and above. Their size has no limits and their potential and power greatly exceeds Lisks, however Tors generally have a critical weakness. These include fatality from a certain material such as silver, is prone to excel in one aspect but horrendous at another [e.g. superb defense, fail attack], etc etc.
        • Aster class - tier 4 creatures. Asters are physically large, the smallest Aster coming up to as tall as three storeys. They also possess almost flawless offensive and defensive capabilities but enough firepower and damage can eventually bring them down.
        • Stella class - tier 5 creatures. These are generally humanoid in shape with varying sizes, but also possesses the ability to revert back to the form as a lesser class. These creatures start to show intelligence, some even capable of speech and thinking independently. Their capabilities differ greatly from Stella to Stella, although even the weakest Stella is capable of defeating or stalling Aster class or lesser on a one-on-one battle.
        • Calypse class - tier 6 creatures which are classified as 'maximum threat'. There are no records of creatures of this tier, however their existence is known via the Goetia app.
        • Blivion class - creatures of unknown tier. There are no records of creatures of this tier, however their existence is known via the Goetia app.
      • Keep these in mind when creating a character
        • The roleplay will start off at the point right after the Mariana gives the speech about joining their cause all over the world.
        • Roleplayers are all summoners.
        • Choose from being a Mariana summoner or Civilian summoner.
        • Unless there has been an approval from a roleplay master, the characters should start off with at most Aster class creature. From the two creatures allowed, they can both be Aster class but note that lesser class creatures have a faster growth rate.
        • 'creatures' refers to any beast-like monsters from any mythology or franchise. Anything from Cthulu Mythos to Pokemon to made-ups are acceptable if changes are made to fit to the creature classifications.
        • There will be a restriction of one franchise per character in order to prevent something like six pokemon creature summoners. That is; if Character A chose to use Pokemon as their creature, then Character B cannot choose a Pokemon regardless of if they're the same species or not as their creature. This is up for negotiation if needed, just post about it on the OOC.
        • Character deaths will occur as needed.
        • The characters may start off anywhere in the world with any heritage, but due to plot progression they will be transported to either the Mariana headquarters or the decrepit city of New York.
        • Despite their background, all characters must be able to speak and understand English enough not to affect communication too greatly. Heavy accents and not knowing 'big words' is acceptable, but characters that are too young to speak or understand their surroundings is not allowed.

      • Code:
        Name:
        Gender:
        Nationality:
        Starting Location:
        Age:
        Appearance:
        Summoning Medium:
         
        [U]Personality[/U]
        MBTI:
        View of the aftermath:
        Goal:
         
        [U]History[/U]
        Past Training:
        Family and Friends:
         
        [U]Goetia Upgrades[/U]
        Name:
        Flavour Text:
        Upgrade Description:
        Limitations:
         
        [U]Creature[/U]
        Name:
        Class/tier:
        Appearance:
        Flavour Text:
        Abilities:
        Weakness:
        

      • Code:
        Name:
        Gender:
        Nationality:
        Starting Location:
        Age:
        Appearance:
        Summoning Medium:
         
        [U]Personality[/U]
        MBTI:
        View of the aftermath:
        Goal:
         
        [U]History[/U]
        Past Training:
        Family and Friends:
         
        [U]Mariana Details[/U]
        Rank:
        Expertise:
        Unique Weapon:
        Weapon Appearance:
        Weapon Limitations:
         
        [U]Creature[/U]
        Name:
        Class/tier:
        Appearance:
        Flavour Text:
        Abilities:
        Weakness:
        


    • Current Roleplay Master(s): Uuko.

      General IWAKU Roleplaying Rules apply.

      There will be character deaths.
      -If anyone wants to kill off their own character, please notify on the OOC.
      -If the situation calls for a character's death from a roleplay master, the reason for this will be posted in the OOC to clear any potential doubts instead of suddenly announcing a character's death.

      Posting Length
      -The minimum standard is two paragraphs per post, and in third-person. The maximum number of paragraphs is ten per post. Going over the maximum standard is not going to be as strict as the minimum standard but my view is that roleplays, as opposed to novels, is to express and develop characters in a gradual sense rather than one-page-summaries. Character developments and detailed descriptions are desperately requested, but in the form of digestible chunks the readers would not tire of easily.

      Posting frequency
      -There will be no set posting rotation unless requested but please attempt to post at most thrice per day and at least once every three or four days if possible.
      -If someone is unable to post within the above schedule due to waiting on another roleplayer, notify a roleplay master to sort it out.
      -Absences should be posted on the OOC with the expected return date, even if it is just an estimate with 1% probability.
      -Other negotiations related to posting frequency should be posted on the OOC.

      Feel free to use extensive images, but please refrain from using gigantic ones which have a greater presence than the text part.

    • Civilian Summoners
      Kanzaki, Aria played by Karakui

      Mariana Summoners
      Watson, Max played by Xytheus

      Due to coding problems, the character sheet will be linked on the early pages in the Thread tab.
     
    #1 Uuko, Nov 3, 2015
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  1. Character Sheet Explanation. The CS skeleton can be found under Overview, but feel free to modify it as you see fit. Also there are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers so don't feel too stressed about it if what was written differs from the explanations below.

    Summoning Medium: refers to the machine that has one's Goetia App. This can be a phone, a laptop, a weapon or just any sort of machinery capable of hosting an app. images instead of text is fine.

    Personality
    MBTI: feel free to use any testing method such as this one or just make it up.
    View of the aftermath: what your character thinks of the Sign and what has happened afterwards.
    Goal: dream or purpose or motivation factor for your character.

    History
    Past Training: list of all trainings done, from languages to martial arts to assassination.
    Family and Friends: status of families and friends before/after the Sign.

    Goetia Upgrades [This refers to the exclusive upgrade which only the civilian summoners may gain]
    Name: name of the upgrade as it appears on the Goetia App's information page.
    Flavour Text: brief one-liner about the upgrade on the Goetia App's information page.
    Upgrade Description: a more details description of the upgrade. [optional]
    Limitations: weaknesses or shortcomings of the upgrade.

    Mariana Details
    Rank: or title; choose between Strength, Intelligence, Illusion or Sentinel. Sentinel can only be selected by summoners who have joined Mariana before the Sign.
    Expertise: the area within the rank that the character specializes. Examples would be strike force, scouting, research, etc.
    Unique Weapon: be as creative as you like.
    Weapon Appearance: can be text or image.
    Weapon Limitations: weaknesses or shortcomings of the weapon.

    Creature [start off with Aster or lower class creatures - they will grow stronger as the roleplay progresses. Maximum two creatures per character except those with an upgrade that can override it]
    Name: name of the creature as shown on the Bestiary.
    Class/tier: class or tier of the creature.
    Appearance: image or text
    Flavour Text: description of the creature as shown on the Bestiary. Think of it as like the description on Pokedex, if you are familiar with Pokemon.
    Abilities: what the creature can do.
    Weakness: what the creature cannot do and is horribly scared of, etc.




    OOC Changelogs.

    4th November 2015 0200hr GMT+10
    • Added a line to Creating a Character, highlighted in bold.
      "The roleplay will start off at the point right after the Mariana gives the speech about joining their cause all over the world."

    • Added a line to Creatures, highlighted in bold.
      "Stella class - tier 5 creatures. These are generally humanoid in shape with varying sizes, but also possesses the ability to revert back to the form as a lesser class."
     
    #2 Uuko, Nov 3, 2015
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  2. #3 Uuko, Nov 3, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
  3. Looks awesome.
     
  4. What I have so far. I've probably missed a few things.

    Name: Max Watson
    Gender: Male
    Nationality: American
    Starting Location: Mariana HQ
    Age: 35
    Appearance: http://collegemouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/structural_engineer.jpg
    Summoning Medium: Smart phone

    Personality:
    MBTI: Architect (INTJ-A)
    View of the aftermath: Max likes it. Never before has his life been so riveting and well resourced. He sees it as a new opportunity.
    Goal: He works towards the same thing as everyone else. A future for mankind.
    History:

    Past Training: Aerospace engineering degree from University of Texas, Martial arts training, former USAF power-plant specialist (That means engines.), former designer for Northrop Grumman aircraft.
    Family and Friends: Parents, 2 siblings, 5 close friends before the Sign. All dead now.

    Mariana details:
    Rank: Intelligence
    Expertise: Weapons design and vehicle concepts.

    Unique weapon:
    Weapon Appearance:
    http://orig04.deviantart.net/aa40/f...rs_tactical_by_lord_dracodraconis-d4qk5dt.jpg
    Weapon Limitations: It's a shotgun so range and accuracy are something to be desired.

    Creature:
    Name: NG-3 multi-purpose droid.
    Class/tier: Tor class
    Appearance:
    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net...e_Droid.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110902173212
    Flavour Text: The NG-3 Droid is a multi-purpose smart droid. The droids main configuration is for maintenance and assistance. The droid is capable of repairing all known machinery, assisting in lab environments, and asset protection.
    Abilities: Detachable limbs allow for endless options for a variety of tasks, allowing the droid to function as anything the user intends.
    Weakness: The NG-3 can only operate for 6 hours before it needs to shut down and recharge. It takes 3 hours to recharge and can't be interrupted.
     
    #5 Xytheus, Nov 3, 2015
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  5. So far I just have two questions.

    History: I guess I haven't clarified this so will do now on the Overview tab. Anyway, the RP will start a couple hours after the Sign ended, as the Mariana proclaims to the suvivors to join their cause. Am I correct in assuming that since the brother was KIA, Max's families are now all deceased?

    Creature Weakness: how long does NG-3 need to finish recharging, and is it possible to kick it back into action even if it is partially recharged?
     
  6. Oh, then they are all deceased.

    Three hour recharge. Can not be interrupted. I'll edit that in.
     
  7. Name: Kanzaki Aria
    Gender:
    Female
    Nationality:
    Japanese/Italian
    Starting Location: Vienna
    Age:
    23
    Appearance:
    Kanzaki Aria is the pinnacle of elegance. She is tall, even for a half-japanese, and has long blonde hair and green eyes. She moves with grace and wears a peaceful smile so often that it can begin to be unnerving.
    Summoning Medium: Well someone has to make a Nokia summoning device, and it's gonna be me.

    Personality
    MBTI:
    I think this is a stupid system that tries to classify things that can't be classified, so I'm just going to write out her personality.
    Personality: Aria is a very calm and gentle person, and the very image of perfection. She can be a little impulsive in what she decides to do, but she never raises her voice or gets angry - she has the patience of a goddess. She's quite relaxed and is perfectly fine with being on the edge of a conversation. She loves music thanks to her mother, who was a semi-famous composer. Her favourite talent is her ability to reproduce entire songs on the keypads of 2 nokias.
    View
    of the aftermath: Aria doesn't worry too much about the Sign. She thinks that if she wallows in despair, she won't get anything done.
    Goal:


    History
    Past Training:
    Aria has no combat-related training, but she has talent in many instruments and is somewhat practiced in modifying old technology. She can speak Japanese, Italian and English, as well as a few occasional words of latin and german.
    Family and Friends:
    Aria has no living family or friends.

    Goetia Upgrades
    Name:
    Flavour Text:
    Upgrade Description:
    Limitations:

    Creature
    Name: ?
    Class/tier: ?
    Appearance: ?
    Flavour Text: ?
    Abilities: ?
    Weakness: ?

    Not sure what "Goetia Upgrades" means. Also, I'd like to keep the creature a mystery for the other players, to make it more fun when I reveal it.
     
  8. Fixed and finished. Appearance pic is low res but it works.
     
  9. Mostly Done... but nevertheless a WIP
    Subject #0 (open)

    His Life (open)

    Name:
    "My name is David Murray, a pleasure to meet you"

    Gender:
    "I can be anything for you, although I like staying as a guy"

    Nationality:
    "To put it simply, I am a European from the UK"

    Starting Location:
    "Right now, I am in New York for a multitude of reasons that your going to have to find out yourself."

    Age:
    "I will be forever young!!! Just kiddin', I am actually 28 but I don't look like it."

    Appearance:
    David would describe himself as a average looking person but he is just being modest. Being a 5'11 guy who weighs about 180 pounds, his body is slightly muscular but nothing impressive. He has dark blue eyes that are often seen with glasses framing them and dark blonde hair that is usually styled with some sort of product to make it his desired style. Along with his rough stubble beard that connects to his side lines that tickles if you manage to rub against it.

    Summoning Medium:
    Installed with a cybernetic eye capable of using the Goetia application and summoning creatures. The technology is heavily unstable and is banned due to various side-effects.

    Personality
    MBTI: "I guess you could say I taken one of these tests before, I am a INFP from what it says. But you should count of online tests to deduce something so complex as our personalities."

    View of the aftermath:
    "All of this ruin? Its a great solution to solve the problem with over-population what Earth was facing. With all this chaos, Darwinism will decided who gets to live and die, and I hope I got what it takes to survive. But I did survive New York exploding..."

    Goal:
    "To survive, isn't that what everyone should be focused on? But besides that, then to make friends along the way I guess..."

    History
    Past Training:
    "I got a triple degree in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Caltech while minoring in Astrophysics and Mathematics if that counts for anything in this world now, what a waste... Also I know a few languages besides English, which are Spanish, French and Chinese along with Java, Python and Assembly which are for programming."
    Family and Friends:
    "What are thoooose?!! Just kidding, I don't know if any of my family or friends or alive as most of them live near the coast. Not to mention London and the rest of the UK is on a island."


    His Curse and Blessing (open)

    Goetia Upgrades
    Name:

    'Trans-Human Revelation'

    Flavour Text:
    The Reincarnation Upgrade is a unique skill granted by manipulating the data found in the application. Basically preforming a digital surgery on the app and manipulating its code to be able to transfer into a human body, by transferring it over as a prosthetic eye. Using Mariana resources, technology and even the help of some creatures that were summoned has made it able to create a internal Geotia device but this Alpha version has a variety of side-effects that has deemed the project too unsafe to continue as shown by Patient #0 David Murray.

    Placing patient #0 David Murray under quarantine to observe the side effects of the new transplant. Results have deducted that the patient has now been granted several unique abilities although has fallen under visible depression and with signs of psychosis. Reversing the transplant, impossible. Extermination Order requested and approve...

    //ERROR: Subject #0 has escaped...

    Upgrade Description:
    Having the Geotia App installed directly into the human body has made it possible for subject #0 David Murray to be able to summon creatures with a blink of an eye literally. Having the eye and app connected to the brain has created a... uneasy connection between him and the other connect sources. Granting him several unique abilities due to his new personal relationship with the Geotia App. One of the more positive side-effects involves being able to sense other creatures via what is to be presumed as telepathy. Reaching out subconsciously to the minds of other creatures has made David capable of speaking and commanding them mentally while also being aware of their tasks assigned to them by other summoners. Further abilities have yet to be found...

    Installed by the Miriana, several programs such as a ruler, calculator, compass and digital mapping have been installed in the eye for usage as a agent when needed. Those still are usable along with several other programs installed and more can be created or be added if needed be.


    Limitations:
    Having the transplant installed has made David receive the condition of Psychosis, being a state of where he is literally lost from reality. During these moments, he explores the dark depths of the bestiary with free reign on all of its secrets and creatures but any knowledge when coming back is lost like an amnesiac. Hallucinations can also occur during the presence of other creatures, testing shows that other creatures are capable of reaching back at him with their own minds as well. Various other minor mental problems which are too numeral to list are also included here as well.

    And while it may be a good or a bad thing, all of David's creatures seems to be the exact same ones that he summons and has shown to have some sort of familiarity shared between them. David is unconsciously able to unsummon his creatures should they reach critical damage or faint. This ability however increases the cooldown to summon his creature significantly until they are fully healed, but his creatures can be summoned in a injured form where they preform worse due to them not fully recovering.


    His Friends (open)

    Creatures:

    Name:
    The Masked Knight

    Class/tier:
    Tor Class - Tier 3 (Capable of becoming Stellar Class)

    Appearance

    Flavour Text:
    Once a young knight who excelled in swordsmanship who even bested the kingdom's king. He was known for being the King's best champion for his skills as swordsman and jouster which were second to none during that day of the age, using his skills to find a holy artifact. However, when his secrets were exposed to the King who was furious, the whole kingdom erupted in a civil war to protect the knight who they loved.

    Abilities:
    The Masked Knight's swordsmanship grants him a astounding ability to inflict damage, having the proper form and experience to counter other attacks that are inflicted to him. His swordsmanship is almost second to none unless faced against another person whose skill in the sword equals his own.

    Weakness:
    The Masked Knight is a strong combatant in melee combat, but lacks the means of attacking from afar or defending from afar. Having only his blade, some smaller projectiles may be able to get parried thanks to his high degree of skill.

     
    #10 NerdyFruits, Nov 3, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  10. Goetia Upgrade refers to the part about civilian summoners in the overview: "In addition, the civilian summoners gain exclusive upgrades as their creatures mutate and become stronger. The most common upgrade is the ability to control their creatures at will, without needing to give vocal commands. Some other examples of upgrades include controlling an army of creatures or fusing with a creature to gain superhuman abilities."

    Assuming this is the character you messaged me about, feel free to leave out the goetia upgrades and creatures blank for now but once they're introduced in the roleplay, it'd be nice to fill them in.

    Since you went ahead with a full personality, feel free to delete the 'MBTI' and 'Goal' lines. Or just leave them, your choice.


    Funfact: my current phone is Nokia Lumia 820. Y'know, the one before Microsoft got the rights to sell. with a freaking purple back cover yeah.

    NerdyFruits, am I correct in assuming 'Geotech Upgrades' under 'Summoning Medium' is a typing error of 'Goetia Upgrades'? Also do tell when your CS is complete.


    Watson, Max is accepted.
    Kanzaki, Aria is accepted.
     
  11. Awesome thanks. Yeah, this is that character. I'll fill in the sections once they're revealed.
     
  12. We might start if we get one more player joining us. If there is no one else by, let's see... Saturday? I might just post the IC.

    I will have my character sheets up possibly tomorrow.
     
  13. Hey, hi, hello! I'm quite interested in joining and I'll have a CS up today or tomorrow.

    I'm pretty positive I'll be able to keep up with the posting schedule specified in the rules but I might get overwhelmed with school work sometimes, especially around exams, so I might end up failing you guys. Though I'll be sure to notify you if that happens. Just felt like I should point that out right away.
     
  14. Exams aren't until Spring though are they? I can't imagine that'll be a problem.
     
  15. I'm assuming the kind of school you're probably thinking about most likely isn't a Finnish university. I already had some exams this school year and I'm gonna suffer through some more before Christmas.

    But this is totally off topic so I'll shut up now until I post that CS. :b
     
  16. Well, good luck with those. At least you have free shit to look forward to after them.
     
  17. As long as it's mentioned in the ooc [which you stated you would], I'm completely fine with exams and what-not so don't worry.
     
  18. Alrightio, here goes. Let me know if something needs changing or fixing.


    Name: Lauri Hämäläinen (Doesn't mind being called Larry if people feel more comfortable with it instead.)
    Gender: Male
    Nationality: Finnish
    Starting Location: Mariana HQ
    Age: 29
    Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Lauri stands at 5'7'' with a slightly muscular build. Though physical strength isn't his most valuable asset, the man leans more on his speed and agility. He has dark blonde hair and sports a bit overgrown undercut with the long locks on the top of his head haphazardly tied into a very manly bun. In addition to that, the man has a heavy stubble and annoyingly blue eyes.
    He has this tattooed to the back of his left hand.
    Summoning Medium: Sony-Walkman-ZX2 (An mp3-player)

    Personality
    MBTI:
    ISTJ
    View of the aftermath: "Perkele."
    Meaning: He's not okay with it. Despite the problems an overpopulation of humans caused, Lauri was quite fine with the steady predictability of things. Now that someone screwed up majorly and the whole world was turned upside down, stomped on, and flushed down the toilet in such a short time span, he needs some time to get accustomed to it all.
    Goal: He just wants to do his job and be useful. However, he also wouldn't mind finding that bastard who managed to ruin it all and delivering a nice right hook right to their eye. (He totally personifies the cause for the Sign so it's easier to hate it.)

    History
    Past Training:
    Master of Science from the university of Oulu in mathematics, minoring in organic chemistry and biology.
    Sniper training in the Finnish army.
    Languages (in order of fluency): Finnish, English, Swedish (and thus, he understands some Norwegian and Danish as well), and Northern Sami.
    Since he's not a native English speaker, he has an accent that I imagine to be something like this.
    Family and Friends: Parents, stepfather, younger brother, 2 close friends. Everyone may or may not be dead.

    Mariana Details
    Rank:
    Strength
    Expertise: Target acquisition, scouting, long range shooting
    Unique Weapon: Special Applications Rifle, aka. SRS99
    Weapon Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Weapon Limitations: It's probably not the best weapon choice when it comes to close combat.

    Creature
    Name:
    Iku-Turso
    Class/tier: Tor class | Tier 3
    Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Flavour Text: Iku-Turso is the eternal lord of the sea, older than anyone could comprehend, and a being you'd better pray not to encounter on the wast seas.
    Abilities: In addition to being a large deadly sea creature, Iku-Turso produces a lethal poison. So try not to get bitten by the cutie.
    The poison is not the quickest kind there is, victims don't usually notice any symptoms for the first few hours. During the next few days or weeks, depending on the dose, victims experience nausea, vomiting, and hair loss while their organs are slowly giving up on them one by one. Eventually, either their heart or lungs fail on them and that is when death comes.
    Weakness: Despite being a force to be taken seriously when in water, Iku-Turso is unfortunately slow and clumsy on land.
     
    #19 Finhawk, Nov 6, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  19. Lol it's a sea-lion-snake-moose. I love it!
     
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