So, anyway, since it takes place about 200 years later, I thought, "Hey, why not set up an RP about the pandemic that occurs 120 or so years before the actual events of my novel-in-progress?"
So, Epithermite is born.
Introduction(It's kinda long..)
It is the year 2057CE. Someone spilled a petri dish full of viruses into a nuclear reactor. The result? Epithermia, a terrifying disease that quickly develops into an epidemic, then a pandemic.
No one knows how it spreads. No one knows how to prevent it. No one knows the cure.
So, you are living in a little town of Daeratus, and suddenly, people start noticing that their skin that won’t heal no matter what you do. This means infections run amok. Anyone with this condition will either succumb to blood poisoning or desanguiation.
This, is epithermia, the antibiotic-resistant virus that is currently ravaging the world.
Within a week of the first case reported, a quarter of the 6000 that lived in Daeratus are dead.
You are the only ones in town who has not been touched by the disease, even though you had plenty of exposure to the infected ones.
The help flown in from overseas notice this and give you an examination. Then it turns out that you have different genetics. That makes you immune to the epithermite bug.
You are herded together and put in a crate. Most people in town don’t care, since you are freaks that aren’t affected by the virus which is spreading like wildfire.
Then, just before you are shipped to a research facility in Europe that tries to splice your genes, the crate is burned and ripped apart. You see two girls, controlling the elements when you scramble out. They ask you to follow them to their hideout, where other ‘illusters’(as they said) are hiding. They won’t introduce themselves yet.
“Later, “ one of them say, “when it’s safer.”
Since you can’t really figure out how your life can get worse, you follow them.
After running, hiding, and dodging the authorities, you finally make it to a large caravan parked in the middle of a wooded area. You see other people clustered around the caravan.
The two that grabbed you introduce themselves as Karen and Irene.
Then the RP begins.
1. Standard RP rules(regarding godmodding, bullying, courtesy, etc. If your charrie happens to hate someone else’s charrie, it’s okay to act that way but please do not insult the person RPing as the charrie. Just the charrie. Don’t go too far with the insults, either.)
2. No cussing!
3. Absolutely no text talk. If you use it outside the appropriate context(i.e, in game texting or codes or whatever), I’ll get quite upset. I hate text talk and I personally think it ruins an RP.
4. What goes on in this RP stays in this RP. What I mean is, don’t take rivalry outside this thread. If your charries hate one another it’s fine, but that stays in this RP only.
5. Incredibly cliche, but have fun!
Okay, when I get enough people, I will start the RP. Each person can have up to two charries. You will RP as illusters. I will PM you about being an illuster when the RP starts. How much you know about being an illuster will depend on whether you’re already part of the group.
Try to restrict the fluff a bit, this is meant to be predominantly an action RP. I won’t mind too much if there’s romance though, just nothing too outlandish.
Character Profile(Charrie Sheet. I just like to call it a profile.)
Age: Keep it within 14- mid twenties
Are you an escapee from Daeratus? Or are you part of the group that was already hiding out in the woods in a caravan?
Illusteration Power: (Only fill in this field if you’re part of the group that was already hiding out. I will PM you your Illusteration Power if you escaped from Daeratus. PM me if you have any questions. The common, basic four are Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Some don’t have affinities for any of above and instead control Blood, Animals, Metals, etc. I’ll PM you if you chose something too outlandish. Don’t bother imposing any limits, there’s a pattern to this madness and you’ll discover the limits soon. I’ll also tell you about the titles of people with certain powers, eg, Sangui-luster for blood and Aura-luster for light)
Personal History: (Typical scenario is like Daeratus, or breaking out of the European lab, or being rescued by the illusters. Any other scenario is good too but I may have to check it. It might not fit with my setting, since I was kinda vague.)
Other: (etc. family heirlooms such as pendants? Contacts in the government? This is stuff people around you already know. You can reveal other stuff about your charrie as the RP goes on)
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