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  1. Quhanta

    Rapture

    (Sorry for the absence.) Ez strained a bit, but managed to pull Micah up into a standing position. "It's not like I brought her here. The only reason I'm here at all is because I manged to fell through trying to stop the damn thing. Don't you go blaming this sh*t on me." She motioned to Arwen with a nod of her head, then did her best to wriggle herself away from Micah. Arwen held Erin's hand. "The lady who died said that we all cross over the same far-ness as where we are at home. My parents were at the hospital. We can go to the hospital." She spoke fast and her voice was full of hope.
  2. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Arwen held back tears as Erin yelled at her. "My mummy and papa are here!" She yelled, starting to cry. "I'm going to find them." Arwen stared up at Erin, hoping that she wouldn't send her back. Ez heard a thump and a rustle of leaves behind her. Although she still felt queasy, she turned around, prepared to fight if she had to. What made her feel awfully silly was that she'd guarded up and it turned out to only be Micah, face down in the foliage. "Yeah, Mak, Erin, Whisperlee, and Arwen are here." She responded, reaching her hand out, offering to help him up. "The sickness should pass soon, but you'll still feel like garbage for a little bit. I still do."
  3. This is the OOC thread. In this thread, you'll claim points from your posts, whether they are stat, skill, or other points. This thread will also contain relevant ideas and actions that you'd like to work out within the game. Do you want to fight another person? Talk it out here. This includes all things like interpersonal actions, matches, killing, romance, quests, group styled events, etc.
  4. Character Sheets Your starter stats will be determined through PMs after the submission of your character sheet. Username: Character Name: Age: Gender: Species: Appearance: Home Dimension Name: Description of Home Dimension: History/Life Story: I'll post player character sheets here as well.
  5. Rules As if the stats weren’t enough, here are my RP rules. • No Godmodding • Swearing and gore are permitted to a reasonable extent. (You can go creatively around the censor-kips.) • Romance is allowed, but reasonably. • No flaming, spamming, or advertising. • Semi-literate at the minimum: Only post small posts if you have to. • Stay active, especially during the first two active weeks of posting. • PM me your applications • General respect for all other RPers. • No Gary or Mary Sues. • Keep OOC in the OOC thread unless asking someone to check it. • You can only have two characters, for now. • I reserve the right to add or alter rules as the RP progresses. I am a reasonable person. Any slight bending of the rules, for a reason, can be permitted if you can justify it to me. I am not above removing someone for blatant disregard of the rules or harassment of other RPers.
  6. Pre-Game Starting after the RP is approved, you will have one week of inactive story time for everyone to compose their characters and join. After that, there will be two weeks of your character’s life before coming to Nexus City. This will allow you to up your stats and create the world you are from. You can be almost anything. This is an infinite amount of dimensions we’re talking about, so you can get creative. In-Game We will be employing a stat based system that was completely created by Caligo Ejj. To QUOTE him DIRECTLY: “Essentially, this is a system that breaks down statistical information, such as stats, skills, special powers, vehicles, etc for use in a DnD-type RP Forum game such as this one. The DM of the thread (that’s me!) will mostly be responsible for keeping track of this information and applying it to the story. As a fan of RPG’s in general, I like watching my character level up. This extends to my rp forum characters, and I’m hoping that there are others that like to see their character grow as well as develop in-story. The purpose of this system is to find the best of both worlds. Always remember that the story comes first, and this is more of a guideline/structural tool. At any time, if you want to do something that the mechanics say you shouldn’t be able to, send me a pm. Chances are, you have a really good reason for that action and how it will affect the story, and I’ll see it your way. If I say no, you will have the opportunity to raise your character to the appropriate level and then do it, showing just how much your character has grown. However, members WILL be required to claim a point in the OOC section for every post they make (more information about that in the docs link above). This also means that the Character Sheet you will fill out and PM to me to join will have a bit more weight to it, as I will be using the content you provide me to determine your starting stat layout. The only other responsibility the player will need to take from the above is their stamina pool. Although the dm of the thread (again, me) will be doing the calculation for you, you should keep in mind it’s level at the time of posting and let it help you reflect your character’s level of fatigue, etc. From there, however, the game is yours and you’re free to place points in whatever category you desire. Because I just designed this system and this is my first time testing it, I will absolutely be prodding members to remember to make claims, inform them when they’ve unlocked something, etc etc.” I will be acting as the Game Master (GM) of this RP as well as having a character as my own. I enjoy and agree with what he is trying to bring into the role playing and collective story writing world, and he has allowed me to assist in bringing about the new system. (He’ll be helping me, of course. I wouldn’t want to mess it up.) I believe that it will be a fun and structured way to go about things. The direct link to his stat system is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T5HHBPZ...2I3h3U8ldU/edit
  7. Plot Welcome to Nexus City! You have been invited to take part in, or spectate, the largest competition of the year: The 179th Annual Voracity Brawl. The Voracity Brawl will test your strength, stamina, and your own unique abilities. As there are infinite dimensions, only one individual from each dimension can compete, and only a few dimensions will qualify this year. All are welcome to come watch though. The competition is tournament styled with competitors being placed in a double bracket roster. Their positions will be chosen at random at the beginning. They will not know who they're fighting until after all the flags have been drawn and they're in the arena. The grand prize is your stone likeness in the Hall of Victors and a fortune in your home world’s currency. So to the contestants we say good luck, you will need it, and to the spectators we say enjoy the show, no matter how it ends. Additional Description This is a battle/survival based RP. It will begin tournament styled and then evolve past that later on. There are NPC's battling too, so don't be too worried about getting eliminated in the first few rounds. When not in the arena, the town is lively and full of things to do. Anything from a food eating contest to shops to carnival acts of strength are accepted. You can play as a contestant or a spectator as things outside the arena should be going on as well. World Nexus City is reminiscent of an old Scottish village. The homes and stores are made of stone and thatching with large, wooden doors. The streets are made of cobblestone pressed unevenly together from centuries of use. Although there are many people and creatures from worlds far more or less advanced, Nexus City is planted near the center of the universe’s timeline of constructional advancement. Technology is heard of and sold in some of the stone-clad stores and shop booths, but it is in the steampunk/gearpunk/alchemical styling. Magical relics and abilities are rare, but exist in the land. Those who live in Nexus City are refugees of broken planets or rejects from far off dimensions who have come to lead happy lives in the accepting and racially diverse planet. Yes, Nexus City is on a planet. The planet is small and located in a torn dimensional nexus. A nexus, in the case of this story, is a road to another dimension. Most nexuses cannot be accessed directly, as they are only seen in flashes of colour on your trip through a portal. This one, however, was ripped out of place by an unknown entity, making it accessible when you know where you’re going. Word spread when it seemed to have developed a planet that a large variety of life forms could inhabit. The sky is varying shades of green and the sun is a pale blue. The moon and stars still reflect white, and the grass and other “green” foliage are shades of orange. While all other fruits and vegetables will resemble their otherworldly shapes, flavours, and textures, they’ll never seem to be the colour that you were expecting.
  8. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Arwen smiled at the dog when Erin told her to take good care of him. Following everyone out to watch the spectacle, a flash entered her mind: What if they found her parents, but could never get back? What would she do if she never saw them again? Or worse, what if they came back and died like the lady and the man at the other house? No, she was going. "Ez," she chimed, "Can we go watch them go, please?" She put on her cutest face. When people were in line, holding hands, Ez was uncomfortable. She was present with her backpack in case the transport range was bigger than direct connection, but Arwen wanted to watch them go. As Erin seemed to be the one surrogate parenting her, she had given in. The amount of excitement on the little girl's face was extreme. She thought the child would explode. When Mak had zoned out, Ez got this odd feeling in her chest and stomach. Then he was gone. The feeling hit her again as Whisper was 30 seconds from stepping away. Ez turned her head to see how Arwen was taking this all in, but she wasn't there. The girl was running full speed toward Erin. With the feeling hitting again, and presumably only 30 seconds, she bolted after the child. "No, stop!" She shouted, he plea going unheeded. Arwen grabbed onto the hem of Erin's shirt just before she stepped away. Ez tackled Arwen in hopes of pulling her away at the last second, but it was too late. She got the feeling again, but it warped into pain. She felt like she was in the human centrifuge from air training. A mix between throwing up and passing out came over her as she felt stretched and pulled in every direction, yet like she was not moving at all, all at the same time. She hit the ground like a ton of bricks. Having jumped into a 'step portal' she kept falling on her way out. Arwen screamed when she started stepping, but not out of fear, pain, or sickness. She felt like she was going on the Tilt-O-Whirl at a carnival, but in multiple directions at once. Giggling the whole way through, she landed in the new place, wrapped up in Ez's arms. Ez released the child and turned away, vomiting all over the ground several times. Arwen stood up to see where everyone else was. They had landed several feet away from everyone, but as she approached, it seems like they'd already made a friend. Unsure of how everyone would react, she came up slowly. With her head down, she spoke. "Hello." She said meekly from just behind Erin. Ez dry heaved a few more times before composing herself enough to stand and walk after Arwen. She stood, holding her stomach, and scowled at the child.
  9. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Ez woke up on the floor of the smallest bedroom. Sprawled out, her hair was all over the place, the carpet made it incredibly staticky. She had gone to bed last, insisting on looking over the entire house for possible monster entry points. There was a small, broken window that looked to be the point of entry for the firewood every year, and now the exit for a few house animals. There was fur stuck in the glass of different colours and textures, so there were definitely dogs and cats going through the window. She blocked it off with wood sticks and logs, knocking out the remaining glass and sealing the frame tightly. That earned her a bit more safety and a small cut on the cheek from the glass. She wiped away the blood and finished the examination of the basement. Ez rolled over and sat up, scratching at the scab on her cheek. Unsure of who the lump under the covers on the bed was, she grabbed her backpack and went downstairs to the bathroom. After most of her morning routine, she realized that she'd actually gotten a fairly good night of rest. The farm reminded her of home, and despite her eternal anger toward the people, she both enjoyed and missed the place. Shaking her head a bit, Ez finished brushing her teeth and got dressed before vacating the bathroom. Ez wore her grey tank top, black button up shirt opened, and her dark grey camo pants. She seemed to be the first one up, so she made up breakfast for everyone. Grabbing a plate of her own, she sat and ate at the kitchen table as she also started the burdensome task of brushing her mountain of hair. It had been a few days. Once finished, the hair fell around her face, softening her features. She sat, slowly eating her food as the others joined her. Mak was uncharacteristically last, but quickly announced that we would be leaving in a half hour. She didn't know where they were going, but she grabbed her backpack and coat, put on her combat boots, ponytailed her hair, and sat on the shorter counter to wait for everyone else and further instruction. Arwen was downstairs with everyone, eating, when Mak announced that they were going somewhere. She held onto a small shoulder bag that she'd packed with some granola bars, several handfuls of klinex, old mittens, and a teddy bear. All of which she'd collected around the house. Arwen looked to Erin to know how to feel about this excursion, but her back was turned. She'd sounded happy enough before, so Arwen didn't think much of it. She reached out to hold Erin's hand. "Today's going to be a good day, right?" She asked with a hopeful smile. Hoping for a quiet day. Hoping for her family back. Hoping for the safety of the group and herself.
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    Rapture

    (( http://quhanta.deviantart.com/art/Ground-F...%253A1480646859 This is the farm house that we're in, so long as Kestra approves it.)) "Yes please." Arwen smiled up at Erin when asked about her sleeping arrangements. The young girl hugged onto Erin's hips. Ez looked at her surroundings. There were nick-knacks everywhere, so this had to have been the home of an older couple. The farm seemed pretty good on the way in though, so they had to be a tough old couple. ((Sorry for taking forever and then this sad post.))
  11. Quhanta

    Rapture

    "I don't mind bunking with you. I really don't mind who I'm bunking with, so long as it's not Bible Boy." Ez shrugged, responding to Wisperlee before the stepping conversation started. Ez looked at Arwen, who was standing close to Erin and gripping the hem of her own shirt for dear life. It made her think a bit. The good thing about everyone being gone is that they wouldn't have to worry about finding dead bodies all over the place. The bad part would be the monsters and the overwhelming loss of family and friends, but they had to take the small victories to remain sane. Thinking a bit more, she decided not to say it aloud, as the lack of dead things was probable not the best thing to mention as a pick-me-up. James might get it as he seemed the melancholy type, like her, but the little girl might cry and it may damage the other's hopes. She checked the inside of a cupboard near James. It held plates and bowls. "Is this the farm you and Emily went to and worked at?" She asked him calmly, creating a conversation that differed from the lunacy of wanting to check out a monster-filled dimensional rift.
  12. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Ez threw her backpack on and nodded as the group finally came to a decision. She mumbled an affirmation and then went upstairs to the room she had been sleeping in. She grabbed her still packed duffel bag and held it over her shoulder, freeing her hands up to take all of the blankets and pillows from the room as well, folding them quickly and piling them into her arms. Arwen had been following Erin, so she moved directly to her car to pack in her things before returning to the house to see where everyone else was at and how she could help move things along quickly.
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    Rapture

    Arwin hid behind Erin's knee when Mak started talking about her. She kept her face hidden and thought about her parents. She missed them so much. Ez listened from the background, not getting pulled into the group of people who though that stepping was a good idea. She had no one that she wanted to see in Britain, and it's not like it would be easier to get to Canada in the other dimension. She grabbed two cans of baked beans from the cabinet and put them in her backpack. Ez kept her things with her anyway, so she may as well add food to the list of supplies in her bag.
  14. Quhanta

    Rapture

    (I'm supposed to get an e-mail when there's a reply to this story, but it hasn't been working. That's why I haven't responded yet, sorry.) Ez was glad when Erin agreed with her, but fell into the background when Mak stole the show with his Sixth Sense styled reveal. Although it had shocked her, she couldn't let herself become too shaken. She sat quietly, listening, until she came to a thought. "Wait." She sighed and rubbed her face before continuing. "What if the other world's geography isn't the same as here? What if China's underwater, half the U.S. is in a giant volcano, and Canada's a fiery, dead, ashen wasteland that is impossible to survive on?" Ez sat down in her chair again, not remembering quite when she stood up. "Sure, we could try stepping, but what happens when there's a blazing world of hell that we end up in by accident because we're basing all of our knowledge on the single experience of a dying woman. Yes, it's helpful, but it is not complete." Arwen huddled in closer to Erin, crying silently. Although she appreciated the hair petting, it made her miss her mother. What everyone was talking about was confusing her, but it was scaring her more. She didn't want to make anyone worry more than she already had, so she tried her best to stay quiet.
  15. Quhanta

    Rapture

    (I posted a reply more than a week ago, but I guess it didn't go through.) Arwen held tight as she was slightly shaken. When Erin called to her, she looked her in the eyes, lower lip quivering, and let go of James' leg. She crawled over to Erin and sat next to her legs, holding the woman's knee in the crook of one of her elbows. Ez was getting tired of going back and fourth. The fortresses in the area were not complete, got it. Farms are not super safe from wild animals and the alien things, but they could grow food to not starve to death. "I still think moving to a farmhouse and building up on the already existing fence would be our best plan for now. Like Whisperlee said, we can grow food, and we can explore the towns slowly to build up our supplies to last through the not-so-great winters that are here. Though not as bad as Canada, England still does get plenty of snow, and we have to have enough food to last us through it."
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    Rapture

    The thought o+f Ez's family members showing up wasn't a good one to her. Maybe her siblings could finally be free, but that was doubtful. She held a bitter expression on her face from the thought, and listened. Arwen smiled and whimpered at the same time when they talked about her or her parents. She was scared, but she didn't want to be a burden on this big group of people who wanted to take care of her. Since James was near her, she hugged onto his leg for comfort. "I can go with James. My job required similar skills." Ez finally said. Her idea for protection was shot down and she was unhappy, so she kept quiet until she found a lull to take advantage of. "Oh, and if the Lopers are as confused about their 'stepping' as we are about ours, than I doubt they'd use it to their advantage to get into our base. Any that accidentally find their way in can be taken care of." She looked directly at Micah. "No matter where we go, chicken wire isn't going to keep out something that wants in." Arwen turned her face against James' pants and whimpered. "I don't want to scare Arwen, I want you guys to understand. There are animals form our world that would hurt us, not just the ones from far away. Bears, big cats, wolves. A wall would keep them out. Not a huge wall, but bigger than some cattle fence." She sighed. "Building off of the cattle fence would be a good idea though." As far as going off to find their families or adding people to the group, she figured they already had enough opinions and she'd done too much talking already. Arwen was screaming on the inside. She wanted her mummy and her papa back. If they were alive, they would take her away and they would be safe and happy again. She just wanted to be with them.
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    Rapture

    Everyone was talking about searching for other people, or whether or not they could have even stepped here at all. Only Whisperlee has answered her at all. "The noise," she said loudly before returning to a regular volume, "I was talking about is one of those CAT backhoes. If we set a perimeter, we can dig around it. A mote, but instead of water, spikes. Then, a fence around the inside. Rather than some draw bridge, we just leave one entrance undug and have a gate. If not a mote of spikes, a wall with guard towers. Or both! We need something to protect ourselves. The s**tty walls of this house won't protect us alone." Ez paused for a moment and pointed at Micah. "Think about this: If Jesus boy does find more people, wouldn't it be a great thing to tell them that we've got somewhere safe to bring them? It'll take time, but we've got the rest of our lives to think about here." Ez looked around, hoping that her words would have inspired some of them to agree with her. Arwen nodded, but she was confused. A wall would keep them safe, right? She looked to Erin to figure out what to believe.
  18. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Hearing about how everyone could disappear into another world at any moment made the hair on the back of Ez's neck stand on end. Arwen, on the other hand, stared blankly at her own shoes, shaking and whimpering. Erin's observations about her parents made her look up for a moment, but she returned her gaze to her shoes slowly after. All she could think about were the monsters and how her mummy and papa were out there somewhere. When they were to leave the room, Ez carried Arwen and her new pet to the living room and then didn't object to her hiding in a corner, half behind half beside a large armchair, which Ez sat in. Ez kept herself calm by going over traps in her head. She had several ideas. "Hey? You guys think we can risk making some noise?" She asked, looking into the group, but at no one in particular.
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    Rapture

    Arwen cuddled the ferret close to her cheek, her loud cries fading into ragged breaths and a few hiccups. Ez continued to pet her head awkwardly as she listened. "If Lopers are the smartest, and they're that dim, I can offer to surround whatever perimeter you'd like with traps. James looks like a hunter to me, so I'm sure he can make traps too, right?" Ez spoke at an efficient pace, nodding to James when his name came up.
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    Rapture

    Emily mentioning that she saw a Loper made Ez tense and put more focus onto her surroundings, becoming more on edge than she had been. 'Boarding up the windows may not be as useful as they's thought, especially if they get bigger than what they's already seen.' Ez's thoughts were interrupted when something dripped onto the side of her forehead. Arwen couldn't contain it any longer. The thought of having huge monsters so close, hurting people, and killing the man became too much for her. Tears started pouring and then the crying began. She tried to choke it down, but that was making it worse. She climbed down from Ez's back and curled up on the floor with her back to the wall. Not knowing exactly what to do, Ez squatted down and pet the top of her head silently. Although she was annoyed that this would pause the stream of information, she could understand the stress that would cause her reaction. Petting her head wasn't the best thing to do, but that's all she knew to do.
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    Rapture

    (No, Arwen doesn't have the ferret yet.) Ez listened on quietly and took into account all of the new information that she could. When a quiet moment appeared, she took advantage of it and asked a question that had been in the back of her mind for a while. "Do these things have heightened senses compered to humans? Better hearing, sense of smell, or eyesight?" The woman may not know, but it was worth asking. She sandwiched her real question, the smell, in the middle, so as not to be so straightforward with her suspicion. How little Arwen survived in that hospital on her own for so long was making her curious.
  22. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Arwen clutched Ez tightly as the woman told her story. She was so scared and wanted to leave, but thought that it would be important for her to stay. Tears were slowly finding their way down her cheeks, but she remained silent. ------------------------------ Ez could almost feel Arwen's fear, but she remained silent. She would ask for help if she wanted it, Ez assumed. What the woman was describing was similar to what they had seen in the hospital before their - erm - tactical retreat. Before all of this, Ez wouldn't have believed most of what the woman was saying. She could have been kidnapped and drugged, but that way of thinking wasn't going to fly anymore. Not when everyone has seen a monster of some kind and a few of them saw someone disappear right in front of them. Ez would have dismissed this woman as a drug addict, but that was before all of the craziness had begun. So she listened and prepared herself the best she could to adapt to whatever was coming for them next.
  23. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Ez helped carry out the man, bury him, and then stood over his grave until the rest had all gone. She was so confused. Everything in life was complicated, but now it was so much worse. When things cot too confusing, she'd think back to the simple things. Her job, her lack of social life, and the orders she was used to getting. Sure, losing a man was bound to happen, but this felt more like a civilian casualty than a man down. He looked like he had fought, but just couldn't make it. Ez heard soft knocks from behind her. She turned, but saw nothing. Looking up, Arwen had been knocking on the upstairs window, beckoning her up. When Erin had offered Arwen the option of leaving the room, she hadn't taken it. Instead, she crawled back under the bed until the man's funeral was over. When Ez came up, it was late, so she crawled under the bed with Arwen, the cats and a couple of pillows and slept. The pair were up early enough to have eaten a small, stale breakfast before Mak called frantically. Everyone was crowding, so Arwen jumped up onto Ez's back. She stiffened in discomfort and mild surprise, but she accepted the goings on and hiked her up into a proper piggyback. At the doorway to the downstairs bedroom, everyone seemed to be gathering and questioning. Ez held back a bit, but was forward enough that Arwen stopped asking her to get closer because she couldn't see.
  24. Quhanta

    Rapture

    Arwen smiled as best she could. "I like taking care of them. They're my friends." She looked at her lap for a moment and mumbled, "Are you my friend?"