Precipice of Evolution: First Genesis [Closed;Started]

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18 years ago, there was a occurrence involving abnormal weather formations that spread over much of the world. After the formations passed in some people unique changes began to occur, such as powers, enhancements, the occurrence effected some kinds of weapons too giving them sentience and power.

Now in the present (read as 2015), the "Changed" are fairly common to talk about but mysterious enough that people don't particularly understand them. Usually people who have powers use them for self and don't really put much thought into saving the world or dominating it, rather just living their everyday lives, but of course not everybody is happy with mundane.
(With there being roughly 15,000 Changed in the world when monitored two years ago by the PRACC - Protective Reinforcement Allying Changed Civilians.)
For every 500 changed, happy with the mundane, there are extremists for both sides of the spectrum, trying to protect and dominate the world.
But recently it seems that Changed are starting to dwindle or lose numbers. Many of which are disappearing suddenly.

With new protocol in place under the PRACC involving the protection, rehabilitation for "less public-safe" Changed and giving as much help to them as possible. Groups are of them are being rounded up and sent to a unknown facility to live until a later date first starting five years ago and ongoing since then.
It's unknown what it's like in the facility nor who runs the facility. They seem to have a collective knowledge of the pasts of most of the Changed and it's very rare for them not to know anything about anyone admitted.

The facility itself as seen from outside is a large dome, taking up the space of a small city, inside is a residential area, a leisure/business area (money is unneeded and the Changed are catered to by the PRACC, fresh produce is imported on a three-day basis via the entrance that is restricted to residents of the facility) and a restricted monitoring facility for PRACC employees. Also including a medical centre and detention hall.

The dome provides artificial sunlight and a day/night cycle, the place has been sealed and is seemingly been made impervious to accommodate any of it's residents that would try to leave.

The Changed are by law made to stay there and any attempts to leave will be taken as a crime and will be detained shortly after for a short time.

It is encouraged to use their skills as necessary as they deem it personally, though any person seen using their abilities on others will be sent to be detained.

Residential Area:
Semi-large area to the West, there are apartment blocks slightly closer to the leisure/business area but most live in the suburbanized location. The majority come to the facility alone due to the lack of families being Changed, so most homes contain one or two bedrooms, one bathroom, a small kitchen area and living room. Moderately well furnished with alterations allowed, along with necessary changes for those with more difficult enhancements such as flammable skin.

Central district:
Located in the centre of the facility is the leisure and business centre including:
- Two grocery providers
- Large artificial park
- A library
- Several specialist stores and clothing providers. (Books, CDs, DVDs- All up to times with release dates outside plus any specialist orders will usually be catered to if inquired about)(Different clothing providers that usually change out every now and then to keep some variation)
- Cinema
- Arcade
- Karaoke Bar / Regular Bar
- High standard gym and swimming baths
- Monitored shooting ranges/ Practice areas/ Sparring areas
- An open college where there Changed can study academia or even teach others
- Several specialized delis and food establishments are new additions
- Occasional events held by PRACC

The PRACC make it high on their list to make sure the residents of the facility feel a sense of normality while living there. Thus working their hardest to give it the feel of a regular small town, which they succeeded in doing.

Restricted Area:
To the East is where the employees of the PRACC live and work, it is also a monitoring facility, though little is known what is done there. The area is completely restricted from being entered by anyone without clearance and is under constant guard. Through the gates there seems to be a fairly large tower with smaller towers surrounding it.

Detention:
To the North is the detention area housing those who are being rehabilitated or have caused trouble. Notorious for it's ability to keep those with the most impractical powersets in place. Little is known about this place.

Medical:
Finally to the South is the large medical hall where trained PRACC professionals offer free treatment and physicals to all residents. Mandatory check-ups are necessary but other than that, can easily be described as a big hospital. Repairs and maintenance for those with artificial or robotic needs are also provided.

(The RP will involve one of the groups of final Changed taken in a later sweep, all alignments are taken but evil alignment will be taken to a different area at first.)


Standard superhuman/superpower fair, the sky is the limit outside of a few obvious exceptions that I'll put here for sake of ease (Instantaneous death/Powers that drastically control other PCs -possible exceptions because of the abundance of NPCs that there will be access to-/Powers that can only be described "A God Am I", i.e: Invulnerable, completely immortal, full arsenal, etc).

Although these are guidelines, I'll check over sheets to make sure that the line for OP isn't crossed too much.
Anyway, standard RP courtesy and rule of thumb applies,
No God Modding, No controlling other characters (unless authorized by the owner of said character), No Mary Sue-ing, have fun.

No deadline for sheets as of yet because of Christmas period, but we should get started sooner rather than later.

EDIT: For inspiration purposes, Take a look at the Superpower Wiki for all your sheet-making needs.



Well now it has been a while, Double V. I think I might throw a tentative reserve in on this one. See if I can think anything up.

It certainly looks interesting and well thought out. I'm considering making a sheet, though how soon I can't promise.

I have a couple of questions, though I am kindasorta intrigued by this.

1) The... Incident, for lack of a better word for it. Has this caused extreme genetic mutations in some humans? Say, for example: differently coloured skin, shapeshifting or things that don't fit the standard human shape, like wings or a tail?

2) Are there more of these facilities that accommodate the Changed? Or just the one?

3) You mention that the facility is for the less 'public-safe' Changed. Is it possible for a Changed to live outside of the facility?

4) How does this mysterious organisation know who is and isn't a Changed? Do they have some sort of tracking mechanism, or possibly a Changed who can find others like them?

5) Why is it a law that the Changed must stay within the facility?

CounterAttack:
I have a couple of questions, though I am kindasorta intrigued by this.

1) The... Incident, for lack of a better word for it. Has this caused extreme genetic mutations in some humans? Say, for example: differently coloured skin, shapeshifting or things that don't fit the standard human shape, like wings or a tail?

2) Are there more of these facilities that accommodate the Changed? Or just the one?

3) You mention that the facility is for the less 'public-safe' Changed. Is it possible for a Changed to live outside of the facility?

4) How does this mysterious organisation know who is and isn't a Changed? Do they have some sort of tracking mechanism, or possibly a Changed who can find others like them?

5) Why is it a law that the Changed must stay within the facility?

1) I would guess it does whatever you want it to to your character. As for other people, it wasn't really stated that it did, so it must not have been important, so no, i wouldn't bank on it.

2) Why?

3) I don't think the guy with the power to fly underwater would need to be contained.

4) That's probably a plot point meant to be revealed later.

5) Probably a plot point, but if I'd have t take a guess, it's for the less "Publicly safe" changed, therefore the ones that are dangerous to society, therefore public safety. In short, public safety. Not too hard.

There you go, Billy.

(Not So Frequently Asked) FAQ has been posted for all your curious needs. Post general questions here and get answers in there for all to see.
Anything only pertaining to your character, just PM and I won't put it in there.

VaudevillianVeteran:
(Not So Frequently Asked) FAQ has been posted for all your curious needs. Post general questions here and get answers in there for all to see.
Anything only pertaining to your character, just PM and I won't put it in there.

You say that some powers are banned, but how powerful can powers get exactly? Just to be on the extreme side, compare someone with 6 powers to someone with 1 power in terms of how powerful and individual power would be.

drmigit2:

You say that some powers are banned, but how powerful can powers get exactly? Just to be on the extreme side, compare someone with 6 powers to someone with 1 power in terms of how powerful and individual power would be.

Let's see... Well, like I mentioned it goes on a sheet by sheet basis, if anything is too powerful I'll bring it up and ask for some adjustments. Even if it means that they can have that powerset so long as it's detrimental to the character to make up for it, I.E: Using the power for too long will cause pain/needs time to recharge/could eventually lead to the character's death if overused etc.

But for comparisons:
A character with many enhancements taken from Enhanced Condition will be equal to a character with one or two powers from Tormentor. It's a little difficult to explain, so I'll apologize if this is awkward to understand, but I hope I've explained it well enough.

TL;DR, the options are many smaller enhancements that make up for lack of a more powerful enhancements, Or you have one really powerful power. Or anything in between. I'm interested to see what people come up with, pretty much stick with "If I can kill someone instantly with this, I might need to tone this down".

Yeah, I made a talking dog. I have an idea for a human, if you'd prefer :\

ruedyn:

Yeah, I made a talking dog. I have an idea for a human, if you'd prefer :\

You're welcome to post both!

VaudevillianVeteran:
You're welcome to post both!

Eh, I'd rather stick with the talking dog. I'd be okay with thinking up another character, but I'd rather stick with this one :\


Greek scam artist with shapeshifting abilities? It's almost cliché.

Feel free to make comments or corrections.

Semi-Deadline:
28th of December is when I'll be picking out and re-reading sheets. I'll be taking late submissions too but yeah, happy sheet-making everyone.

VaudevillianVeteran:
Semi-Deadline:
28th of December is when I'll be picking out and re-reading sheets. I'll be taking late submissions too but yeah, happy sheet-making everyone.

Please let Pet Rock make it into the RP. I don't even care about my character, I just want to know how the fuck that one works.

Edit:whoops/ Tried to edit my sheet and posted it twice in a quote, need to stop making corrections at 4 in the morning

Whiffleballs. I wish we'd get more sheets.

When looking at my games, it's rather easy to see my character's inspiration...

Safe in the Dark:
When looking at my games, it's rather easy to see my character's inspiration...

You require additional Pylons.

Too dark? Or is outlaw-dom okay for this scenario? I was kinda picturing The Facility as a walled-off, grungy city, sorta like Hengsha from Deus Ex: Human Revolution or any generic cyberpunk dystopia, and I thought this might fit.

CJ1145:

This is the funniest thing I've ever read. Everyone else go home.

Let me know if you have any comments or if changes need to be made :)

Hmm I think I'll work on a sheet for this.

SteakHeart:

CJ1145:

This is the funniest thing I've ever read. Everyone else go home.

Aw hell naw, that don't sit right 'chere, you heard? Now listen up, little man, cuz I'm 'bout to school yo ass. You so fat and stoopid with dat post, you made mah fat, diabetic momma, enter a pancreatic coma. You so stoopid, you make Mount Rushmore look like a monkey. You prolly thinks that's hot as shit, cuz you think rocks be sexy, but you ain't never gone black, so you can't go back. You all interessted in yo dick an' shit that you prolly thought dat duh rock was some kinda monogram fo yo penis. Well listen up, you little babby, you ain't got the soul. If you HAD the soul, you would have never even looked at dat rock. You so stoopid that you make down syndrome look like up syndrome.

Have a nice day, sugah.

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Fury Is Me.:

Aw hell naw, that don't sit right 'chere, you heard? Now listen up, little man, cuz I'm 'bout to school yo ass. You so fat and stoopid with dat post, you made mah fat, diabetic momma, enter a pancreatic coma. You so stoopid, you make Mount Rushmore look like a monkey. You prolly thinks that's hot as shit, cuz you think rocks be sexy, but you ain't never gone black, so you can't go back. You all interessted in yo dick an' shit that you prolly thought dat duh rock was some kinda monogram fo yo penis. Well listen up, you little babby, you ain't got the soul. If you HAD the soul, you would have never even looked at dat rock. You so stoopid that you make down syndrome look like up syndrome.

Have a nice day, sugah.

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CJ1145:

Fury Is Me.:

Aw hell naw, that don't sit right 'chere, you heard? Now listen up, little man, cuz I'm 'bout to school yo ass. You so fat and stoopid with dat post, you made mah fat, diabetic momma, enter a pancreatic coma. You so stoopid, you make Mount Rushmore look like a monkey. You prolly thinks that's hot as shit, cuz you think rocks be sexy, but you ain't never gone black, so you can't go back. You all interessted in yo dick an' shit that you prolly thought dat duh rock was some kinda monogram fo yo penis. Well listen up, you little babby, you ain't got the soul. If you HAD the soul, you would have never even looked at dat rock. You so stoopid that you make down syndrome look like up syndrome.

Have a nice day, sugah.

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Fury Is Me.:

CJ1145:

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As riveting as this sassy woman vs. pet rock thing is, cut it out or I'm gonna have to reject both of your sheets.

Consider me tentatively interested. I'll see if I can write a sheet.

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