View Full Version : Awaken

06-14-2009, 03:41 PM
After a century of world wide peace and technological growth, the world is brought to its nears by a series of deadly earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Whilst some celebrated the begining of 2300, others died at the hands of natural disasters. An investigation run by the worlds most intelligent people showed that as years of continental drift, something was forcing the tectonic plates into reverse. Not only would that cause the countries to collide together and resemble what they looked like in the prehistoric age, it would cause an abundance of deadly gas locked in the core of the Earth. The gas would suffocate the Earth and the planet would be no longer fit for human existence.

Predictions showed that they had thirty years left, so it was decided by the united nations that humanity would retreat from their world and make their home somewhere else amongst the stars. Humanity built several large construction yards in orbit and in each one vast sleeper ships were constructed, each was designed to support 500,000,000 people. Earth's population was shipped inside stasis pods, where they'd be frozen in time so they could survive their lengthy trip. Once the construction was complete, the human civilization was packed into their sleeper ships and began a vast journey that would take millions of years to complete.

Your story begins fifty years after your sleeper ship took off. You are aboard the Hastings, the sleeper ship that carries the people of the United States, Canada and Europe. You are amongst a small group of the crew that are design to wake from your stasis pods at several points during the trip and inspect the ship. Though it is maintained by robots, they are designed to repeat the same set of tasks and don't do too well to change. The only intelligence that maintains the ship is it's AI Barry.

Your job, whilst being guided by Barry, is to check around the ship to make sure the robots are in working order and make sure nothing endangers the life of the crew. This rpg is designed to poke fun at science fiction and should be a good laugh. During the course of the game I will control Barry and be the game master, placing obstacles in your way. These obstacles will range from faulty droids to mutated monsters, and once you overcome the problem, you shall be placed in stasis so that a new obstacle can be given time to form.

Character form:
Appearance: Picture will do
Background: Be as creative as you like. Two paragraphs minimum

There is no character limit however I advise you not to go overboard.

06-14-2009, 04:06 PM
This sounds a lot like Wall-E. Or Hitchhiker's. Maybe both.

I might join if anyone else is interested.

06-14-2009, 05:00 PM
Name: James Anderson
Nationality: Canadian
Prior to the disaster, Anderson was part of an interantional time of scientists working on predicting and preventing it. However, due to his own miscalculations, the team believed they had more time to work, and thus, failed.

Feeling responsible for what had happened, James feels compelled to make amends, and put his skills to use within one of the sleeper ships. His engineering skills could greatly help in maintaining and updating Barry and the robots.

06-15-2009, 12:12 PM
Didn't put an age option, Steven? How very... inconvenient :p

Also, I notice you were not intending to create a character... you really ought to, you know. It'd be more fun that way ;)

Name: Alisa Bell

Age: 31

Appearance: Image: Alisa Bell (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/2257923110_bff65d10b4.jpg?v=0)

Nationality: British

Background: One would think that if born to a wealthy family, one would follow one's parents into the family business. For example, an heir to a billion-dollar fashion line would undoubtedly go to work in the fashion industry, right? Well, perhaps with any other family. But the Bell family was no ordinary family, and so Alisa Bell was encouraged to do whatever the hell she wanted to. And she became a skilled pilot with just a dash of engineering knowledge to round it out.

Alisa was placed on the crew of the Hastings because of her knowledge of piloting a ship and of the mechanics behind doing so properly. She can repair any problems of a navigational bent and all the circuitry and wiring of the ship's piloting systems if need be.

06-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Name: Aiden Blackthorn
Age: 18
Appearance: http://x3non.com/image/Ataris/2/Aiden%20Valko%20001.jpg
Nationality: American
Background: Aiden lived in a rich city, and so naturally he was one of the first college students to be put on the ship. Because of this, he was noticed to be a good candidate for inspecting the ship due to his ability to handle stressful situations, his creativity, and his programming abilities. While he excelled at programming, he always wanted to be a music artist. Ufortunately, the impending disaster crushed his dreams for the time being.

Aiden has a quiet personality until you get to know him, and then he will open up to you and likes to talk. He has always been a hopeless romantic and enjoys a good laugh. Hopefully he won't get into any trouble.

06-15-2009, 11:02 PM
Name: Sam Larson
Nationality: American
Biography: Sam grew up in a Marine home, he's used to structure and rules. He joined the Marine Expeditionary Unit and became a Combat Engineer. He loves to tinker with things, learning how they tick, and it's not limited to machines. He's compiled a mental list of ways to get people to talk, and he gets the info.
Sam was part of the Combined-Force Operation that created the massive life ships, which he affectionately dubbed the " World's Largest Lifeboat". Sam will make jokes on things he observes, and loves to talk, even if no ones around to hear it.

The Betrayer
06-16-2009, 08:10 AM
Name: Erin Yes

Gender: Female

Age: 38

Appearance: http://imgkk.com/i/jYHBtS9K.jpg

Nationality: Russian

Background: Erin is a freelance assassin who, in more than one occasion, has been hired by several governments all over the globe.She has mastered firing the sniper rifle accurately at about 600 meters distance.

She has ended a lot of presidencies, assassinated tens of generals and other high ranking officials. For his achievements, she has been nicknamed Anubis, the Egyptians' God of the dead. She is in the Hastings to serve the purpose the Russian Commissars served 300 years ago: kill all traitors and maintain discipline.

06-16-2009, 09:51 AM
Name: Tom Stevenson
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Appearance: http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/548/thanatoseyeshinee.jpg
(Thats a image of me with different eyes and on a background by the way)
Nationality: English
Background: Tom is a bit of an oddball due to genetic tampering by his parents who were scientists believing that they could create a superhuman they modified the genes of Tom before he was born.

This has meant that he has numerous biological enhancements among these his eyes have been enhanced to higher than 20-20 vision as well as having excellent night vision (perfect for working on sleeper ships similar to Riddick's eyeshine.)

Though the downside of this is that he is a loner prefering to work alone as he has been ridiculed for being a 'freak' since he was a child, as genetic enhancements are outlawed. He likes the computer AI as Barry talks to him as if he is a normal person.

He is relatively strong despite not looking like it and can fix mostly anything even if it is a bit hackjob as he didn't recieve any extensive training and was a last minute addition to the ships crew complement as other ships rejected him he holds no rank but due to his skills he has been chosen to assist in the maintenance.

06-16-2009, 11:46 AM
Name: Erin Yes

Uh... just so you know, if it's a man, the name is generally spelled 'Aaron'. 'Erin' is the female spelling.

06-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Because Writer wouldn't shut up unless I have two characters of my own :P

Name: Ben Derek Rodríguez
Age: 35
Appearance: http://eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/mo/uno/20060228/00/2764523414.jpg
Nationality: British-Mexican
Background: Born to Scottish professor of World History mother and Mexican immigrant night club owner father, Ben spent five years serving the Royal Marines before it was disbanded by the King of England due to lack of need. Being a time of world peace, there wasn't a large need for soldiers and if Ben wanted to carry on as a soldier he would have to join a private military company which would mean he could never legally return to Britain.

Whilst searching for a new job, he was approached by MI 32, an British Intelligence that was dedicated to ensuring the world peace by investigating political candidate that could cause problems and secretly remove them from politics or even life. This job filled the void between the end of the Royal Marines and the moments the disasters struck. Once it was clear the world was about to end, MI 32, like all of its sister agencies were disbanded and reformed into Hasting Security Council, the agency that supervised the safety of the crew. Ben was chosen to command the Inspection Squad, believing his command and combat skills developed as a Marine would serve well to pull the group through.

Name:Sandrine Revel
Age: 29
Appearance: Click here (http://www.yuzbasicafer.com/p_celeb_t/famke_janssen/famke_janssen_012.jpg)
Nationality: French
Background: Doctor from Paris and the child of Captain Jean Revel, the commanding officer of the Hastings. The two have never really been close thanks due to her parents divorce early on in her life. Sandrine's mother took full custody of her and Jean didn't really do much to stop this from happening. Sandrine only saw her father during Christmas and some date close to her birthday, however this was because Jean was the commander of the last battleship in the NATO fleet, rest of the fleet had been decommissioned and "recycled".

Jean was chosen as Captain because it was believed in case of an emergency, he could be awoken from his sleep and command the ship through survival. His only demand is that is daughter be brought aboard the Hastings and kept in the VIP section of the sleeper ship, however because she was a skilled doctor and a former Surgeon, she was chosen by Ben to serve as the Inspection Squad's medical expert and medic.

06-16-2009, 11:59 AM
Name: Tom (Last name unknown)

Considering you were chosen by the government to be apart of the team, I'm going to have to ask you to think up a name.

And Darth B, I'd like to point out these people are carefully selected experts so I'm not sure what you mean by traitors.

06-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Considering you were chosen by the government to be apart of the team, I'm going to have to ask you to think up a name.

And Darth B, I'd like to point out these people are carefully selected experts so I'm not sure what you mean by traitors.

Done. And in relation to your message to Darth B you didn't state that they were selected based upon their skills by the government you just said that they were built to contain earths population, so everyone thought anyone can be on the ship.

06-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Part of the Earth's population is on the ship, however the characters in this rpg are those being woken up to check for problems around the ship whilst everyone else sleeps and they have been chosen. I mean why would the government ensure the safety of a 1/4 of the human race to a bunch of random people?

06-16-2009, 07:33 PM
It depends on who made the choice whether it was some overseeing government that would probably explain the larger military contingent of the maintenance crew or the selection could have been made by the AI Barry based upon relevant field experience such as field of expertise or physical/mental condition.

But now we know that the government have been involved with the selection and training of the crew so that clears that up.

The Betrayer
06-17-2009, 07:47 AM
Uh... just so you know, if it's a man, the name is generally spelled 'Aaron'. 'Erin' is the female spelling.

Search wikipedia for "Erinyes".

06-17-2009, 05:04 PM
Point 1: Why don't YOU go read that? It says they were female.

Point 2: You seriously just split up a name that means "the angry ones" for your character?

Point 3: I don't care if you decide not to change it; it's still gonna bug the hell out of me :p

Black Knight of Keno
06-18-2009, 09:35 AM
Don't be such a douchebag, Writer. That's my job, alright?
-shakes fist-


Thats is all.

The Betrayer
06-18-2009, 10:16 AM
Point 2: You seriously just split up a name that means "the angry ones" for your character?

No. I've read the Sandman. And if it bothers you so much, i'll go and change it.

06-18-2009, 10:30 AM
Please do Darth, it's me he whines too :P

Anyways, I'll be starting this tomorrow.

The Betrayer
06-18-2009, 10:43 AM
So my character's now a girl.

06-18-2009, 08:36 PM
She's pretty attractive for only 38 years old.

The Betrayer
06-19-2009, 08:55 AM
Really am apathetic to my character as of now. Might make a new one.

06-19-2009, 09:09 AM
o.O a bit ageist don't you think Ataris?

Anyways, the thread is up, once everyone has posted waking up I'll hand out the tasks.

06-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Don't be such a douchebag, Writer. That's my job, alright?
-shakes fist-


Thats is all.

I'll be whatever I want, thanks very much :p

No. I've read the Sandman. And if it bothers you so much, i'll go and change it.

Well if you got the name from a specific book/comic/whatever, why did you direct me to Erinyes on Wikipedia? Why not direct me to the book? (BTW, now it's this... Sandman I'm bugged with more than you. They're the ones who split up the name, gave it to a guy, and made it weird.)

Please do Darth, it's me he whines too :P

Hey you! Shut up :p

06-20-2009, 12:56 PM
New rule, I don't mind people controlling Barry now and during interludes, however when the jobs start, Barry will only be under my control.

06-24-2009, 05:19 PM
The first task will start tomorrow. Once it does, Barry will no longer be allowed to be controlled by your lot :)