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    Default Saving Time: An RPG of Prehistoric Proportions [SU]



    Plot:

    Some time in the not-too-distant future, an amazing discovery has been made. A discovery that will change the world forever. Whether it will be for better or for worse, no one can say. Let's take a look at where it all began.

    In a completely uninteresting little galaxy called the Milky Way sits an equally uninteresting star known as Sol. Orbiting around this star is an insignificant little blue planet locally known as earth. On an entirely unremarkable landmass on earth, there is a trivial desert known as the Sonoran Desert. Sitting right in the middle of this desert is an irrelevant little building known as Temporal Laboratories. Irrelevant, that is, until within it the very fabric of the universe was put into the control of man.

    The scientists working at Temporal Labs, then called Quantum Communications, were preforming experiments in quantum physics in order to uncover potential for more efficient communication technology. Inadvertently, they discovered something much greater than that. Through their experiments, they found that quantum links were occurring between their lab and somewhere else. They sought out the other end of these links and found another plane of existence. Their tests had proved the controversial many worlds theory. This theory states that every time an event occurs in the universe, the path of time splits into separate universes, one for each possible outcome. This also means that there is a universe where the events leading up to the Big Bang happened at any given point in our history. Since one possible outcome for this is for the events following that point to mirror our own, there is a universe where any point in history is happening at this moment.

    The scientists at Quantum Communications quickly saw the potential in this information and moved their focus onto developing a way to travel to these parallel universes, their name changing along with their studies. Eventually, they found a way. By using the minor alterations every universe has on every other, they were able to transmit matter between worlds. It was only a matter of time before humans were sent through the machines. They returned safely, and the project was a complete success. Their findings were published, and they were hailed as some of the greatest minds in history. The first to take advantage of the technology for the purposes of research was a group of elite paleontologists sponsored by a rich dinosaur enthusiast named Henry Grant. He payed Temporal Laboratories millions to allow his team to visit the Mesozoic Era and document their findings. They all jumped at the opportunity to study their life's work in the flesh, and after gathering their supplies, they were ready to journey to the past.

    Inevitably, though, science was not the only goal pursued with this technology. Since Temporal Laboratories' findings were released, many people had thought of ways that they could take advantage of the technology. None, though, were quite as sinister as the terrorist group known as Chronos. They planned to use the technology as a tool of war, bringing horrific beasts and diseases from the past and great weapons from the future to spread chaos throughout the world and seize power themselves. Their attack on Temporal labs was ill timed for both parties, however, as they were both scheduled for twelve o' clock noon, July eleventh.

    Sign Up Form:

    Name: Self explanatory.

    Gender: Self explanatory.

    Organization: Chronos or Grant's team.

    Description: Try to write at least two paragraphs at four or five lines each.

    Personality: Just like description, try to write at least two paragraphs at four or five lines each.

    History: What led your character to join Chronos or Grant's researchers. As there might not be much to say, this one only has to be one paragraph of the same previously mentioned length.

    Inventory: The supplies your character is taking into the past/to attack Temporal Labs. This must include one weapon (try not to go overboard. ie; use a handgun, not an anti-aircraft gun), a radio, a week's supply of food, and a bag to hold everything. If your character is a paleontologist, it must include either a camera or a sketchpad, and if your character is a Chronos member, it must include a second weapon.

    Rules:

    - Obviously, all SerrebiiForums and RPG forum rules apply.

    - Try to keep things PG if possible. Be sparing with your swearing, and use asterisks as you see fit. Blood and gore should be mild, and other adult themes should be absent.

    - No bunnying. Unless you have coordinated something with another player, you should not control their character with your post. If you have coordinated it, be sure to make a note of that. This excludes minor NPCs, such as dinosaurs.

    - Be polite. Obviously, our two teams aren't going to like each other, and the members might not either, but make sure all insults/arguments are kept in character.

    - Try not to make completely out of character posts. If it is absolutely necessary, go ahead, but at least try to get some actual role-playing into your post if you need to make an announcement.

    - That said, anything out of character in a post should go at the beginning of the post and be marked with the letters OOC.

    - Any player may have up to two characters, as long as these characters are on opposite teams (just to keep things balanced).

    - You do not need to post your inventory at the end of your post unless it has been changed since your last post.

    - Posts should be at least seven lines long.

    - Do your research. There should not be a Brachiosaurus waltzing around the Late Cretaceous period.

    - Make sure you don't get eaten, and have fun!

    Additional Information:

    - In case you were wondering, the characters will be going to the late Cretaceous period, in the North American forest. I'll be fairly lenient about what animals appear, as long as they were from close to the same time period and place.

    - The RPing will start at the end of the attack on Temporal labs, as the machines malfunction and send everyone to the past.

    - In real life, the RPing will start once we have about seven five members on each team. Members may join shortly after that, as it will be assumed that their characters were already there, and just never did anything worth mentioning. About one in-universe day into the RP, though, sign ups will be cut off until a rescue mission can be planned.

    Approved Characters:
    Grant's team:

    Lucas Daniels -------- Treecko's Awesomeness

    Robert Stone -------------------------- greatguy

    Jeffrey Lynne -------------------- Megamuncher
    Chronos:

    Daniel Clarke ------------------------- KYOGRE-D

    Nina Shaw -------------------------------Sophie S.

    Blake Kane ----------- Treecko's Awesomeness

    Marleena Feyr -----------Chthonic Flames

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    My sign ups:

    Name: Lucas Daniels

    Gender: Male

    Organization: Grant's team.

    Description: Lucas is still fairly young at twenty five years of age. His head is topped with a messy tangle of short dirty blonde hair. Years of working in the sun, mostly in the desert, with an experienced dig team have left his skin darkly tanned and rough. He isn't very tall at five-foot-nine, but he has fairly good muscle mass for his age (once again from working at a digsite). He has light blue eyes and a serious looking face. He lacks any noticeable facial hair, but still appears wise and experienced beyond his years. Lucas's face is wide and defined, much like the rest of his body. He has a large scar on his left calf from an accident on a cliff-side dig, and his body is covered with the remains of other small injuries from the general wear and tear of the desert. While not being particularly attractive, his build is well suited to his profession, and he never wishes for anything else.

    His clothing choice usually consists of a blank forest green tee shirt, khaki shorts that go just below his knees, and a khaki vest that covers his back and about one fourth of his chest on each side. The vest, and to a lesser extent, the pair of shorts, is covered in pockets in which he stores general tools such as his Swiss Army Knife and fossil brushes. He covers his head with a dark grey fedora that he has owned since he was in grade school, when he bought it to keep the sun out of his eyes. He very rarely removes the hat, as he considers it good luck. He wears a pair of brown hiking shoes and short white socks, which help him navigate whatever terrain he needs to cross. He sports a pair of fingerless gloves to protect his hands in case he needs to climb to reach his destination. His leather belt has a holster for his pistol on his right hip.

    Personality: Lucas Daniels is the very picture of stoicism. He neither smiles nor frowns very frequently, preferring to stick to a constant serious demeanor. His reluctance to express emotion cause some people to label him as antisocial and rude, but in reality he just feels that he has better things to do than talk about his feelings. Despite his apathetic appearance, however, Lucas is incredibly determined. Once he has set his mind to something, he refuses to give up or rest until he has accomplished his goal, even if it seems to be impossible to reach. His persistence can lead to trouble in some situations, though, as he isn't exactly capable of knowing when it is an appropriate time to quit. This sometimes leaves him stuck in hopeless scenarios still stubbornly hanging on to the tiniest hope of coming out on top and needing the help of others.

    Lucas is fairly intelligent and resourceful, both academically and practically. He will also make sure no one forgets this. He has a habit of asserting his athority over a situation whether everyone else is okay with it or not, and, due to his slightly self-important nature, they often aren't. He refuses to admit that he is wrong, even after it has become quite obvious to everyone else. His intelligence, regardless of quantity, is rendered useless when he cannot cooporate with others. He can, however, despite an overfed ego and reserved personality, work in a group if he tries hard enough. He also hides a strong sense of morrality behind his stoic mask, and will do whatever he can to help others without putting himself into serious danger.

    History:

    Lucas, like most children had an affinity and borderline obsession with dinosaurs and other terrifying beasts of the past starting around the age of four. Unlike most other children, however, he had memorized the names of more than five hundred of these animals since he was ten. He had always wanted to be a paleontologist, but until he turned twenty, he had to settle for studdying the animals at the university while working the fossil exibits in the local museum. After that, however, his school provided him a unique opportunity to study in the field as an intern on a fossil dig. After he graduated, he secured a job at the digsite for three more years, despite an accident that almost cost him the use of his leg. After three years and the discovery of a new subspecies of ovaraptor, though, he was contacted by a man named Henry Grant who had an even more impressive mission for him...

    Inventory:
    - Desert Eagle mark XIX x1
    - Bullets and shells (.44 magnum) x20 Rounds
    - One-way radio x1
    - Assorted dehydrated food x1 Week's Supply
    - Internal frame backpack x1
    - Moleskin notebook acting as a sketchpad x1
    - Metal canteen x1

    And obviously, I am ACCEPTED.
    Last edited by Treecko's Awesomeness; 9th October 2012 at 3:16 AM.
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