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  1. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    Dark Enigma Productions proudly presents...


    "...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea."
    -Plato, 360 B.C.


    Beneath the Earth: Mysteries of the Aquatic

    It is late at night and you are sound asleep in your bedroom. Suddenly, you are awaken by the sound of a door shutting outside of your house and what sounds like a car driving off. You rush to your window and see a limousine driving away in the distance. You go to your front door and open it. On the welcome mat lies an envelope that reads CONFIDENTIAL. Curious, you bring the envelope inside and open it as a videotape falls out with a label that also reads CONFIDENTIAL. You turn on your television and insert the tape into your VCR. After some static, a man appears. He is relatively young and bald with a muscular stature. You notice he is adorned with a gray uniform with a captain?s insignia. You listen as he begins to speak.

    "Hello," he says in a somewhat deep voice. "Please remain inert while the room is scanned."

    Puzzled, you stay motionless as a blue grid emits from the television throughout the room, scanning your body and the otherwise empty room you are in. After a few seconds, the grid disappears and the man returns.

    "Good evening, [insert your name here]. I am sure you are bewildered as to why you have been given this tape. In due time, its purpose shall be revealed. Now, I am a very pithy man, so I?m going to get right to it. Recently, an A-G-A-P, or American Government Aquatic Probe, discovered some type of object beneath the Pacific Ocean that has never been seen before. It shows some signs of being created by living hands, though possibly not human. An expedition is to travel to where this object was found to find any mysteries that the ocean may hold. You have been selected to be a part of this expedition due to your skills and expertise. If you choose to accept this mission, you will be rewarded after its conclusion, if there is one. If you decline, toss away this tape, throw it in the garbage, whatever you please and act as if none of this ever happened. But, if you are willing to ensue upon this assignment, then there will be an informational meeting held tomorrow evening at seven o? clock post meridian at the Department of Public Safety, where refreshments will be served. Any questions that you may have will be asked there. See you there."


    Hello, and welcome to Beneath the Earth: Mysteries of the Aquatic. As you may have surmised, your character did go through with the above situation, and will embark on this enigmatic mission.

    Rules:
    1. Obey the ToS.
    2. Refrain from controlling other users? character unless granted permission.
    3. PM character sheets to me for approval.
    4. Any questions you may have, ask in the thread for the benefit of others who may have the same or a similar question.
    5. One character per user.
    6. Enjoy.

    ~Character Sheet~
    Name:
    Age:
    Gender:
    Area of Expertise:
    Appearance:
    Short bio:


    Again, any questions you may have, post them in this thread if you wish, for it may benefit other users who have the same question. A usual expedition into the aquatic has somewhere around 200 crew members, so there will be a lot of NPCs in this controlled by myself or others if granted permission. Remember, this is an expedition funded by the national government, so I doubt there would be a world weary bartender with no special skills. Be creative in your character. Now, my PM box is open for all character sheets. Welcome to Beneath the Earth: Mysteries of the Aquatic. :)

    LSA :) Edit: Locked at author's request./>/>/>
  2. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    Hey enigma, I have a question. What's the time period? Modern?
  3. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    Present day, yes. :) And now for my character sheet. If anyone would like to play a lieutenant, please let me know via PM.


    Name: Deuce Williams
    Age: 30
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: A little bit of everything
    Appearance: Deuce Williams
    Short bio: Deuce grew up around the enigmas of the depths of the Earth. Both of his parents were oceanographers, and were very successful in their many studies. However, one on unfortunate day of grief, their crave for the knowledge of the water took them too far. While diving in the ocean, they were attacked by a large group of sharks, and after enduring a world of pain, died the next day.

    Deuce, after following in his parents' footsteps and becoming an oceanographer himself, vowed to continue his parents' legacy and commit something miraculous. He hopes to do this by unlocking the mysteries of the aquatic./>
  4. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    HOOORAYYY!!! IT'S APPROVED!!!!!....... anyways

    Name: Marcus Anthony
    Age: 27
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: Sword wielding, stealth and reconnaissance, talented linguist
    Appearance: Marcus dresses in dark clothing when working. Otherwise, he dresses in neatly ironed dress slacks and polo shirts of various colors. He has a broadsword and several knives that he makes use of frequently, as well as a silenced pistol.
    Short bio: Marcus chooses not to reveal too much about his past. It was a troubled one. He grew up on the streets of New York, his parents long since dead, stealing for a living until he was caught at the age of ten and miraculously ended up being adopted into a fairly wealthy family. He still marvels at this to this day. He was a wild kid, but his new parents managed to break him of that. He became a respectable citizen and a likable fellow. He had to find an outlet for his anger though, as it would boil over and he would become extremely violent. This outlet was fencing, and later became all types of sword craft.

    Since he was nineteen, he has worked for a sword for higher, and perfected his skills in stealth operations. He can disappear and reappear like no one else. He?s soft on his feet and makes a great scout for the times he works in groups.
  5. spacelady Force Ghost

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    Mar 16, 2003
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    I'll be working on my character sheet soon.
  6. -Jeb- Jedi Master

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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Holy schnikeys, I almost forgot about this thing! :oops:

    It's too late now, but I should have my app sent in by 5pm, EST tommorow, D_E. :)
  7. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    Looking forward to both. :)
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Jun 17, 2005
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    *Approved Enigmatically*


    CHARACTER SHEET FORMAT

    Name: Matt Klu
    Age: 21
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: Scuba diving, snorkelling, the ocean
    Appearance: 5'5" in height, average body weight, and a full head of crazed red hair. Matt has a complete set of scuba diving and snorkelling equipment, although he has of yet only afforded the basics needed. When not in his gear, he typically wears blue jeans and a t-shirt, usually with some surf logo splashed across it, and sandals. His wavy hair is bright red, although not too long, and freckles adorn his often cheery face.
    Short bio: Born and bred in tropical North Queensland, Australia, Matt's life was of a carefree nature. His father is from Hong Kong, but he is not blood. Matt's mother cared and nurtured him by herself until she remarried when Matt was barely older than eighteen months.

    His life revolved around the beach, and he became an adapt surfer. Soon, though, he discovered the wonders and pure thrill of diving deeper and for longer periods of time into the depths of the ocean on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The colours of the corals and shapes of the echinoderms animals took ahold of his mind.

    Matt became one of the youngest dive instructors at a local company around the Great Barrier Reef at the tender age of eighteen. Not one to have too much money at a single given time, Matt finally afforded his own underwater gear, although it is still rudimentary even now as he usually uses the equipment provided with permission or not. He has been diving since the age of fifteen and knows a lot about underwater life.

    He was amazed that someone of his age was invited to go on this chance to travel even darker into the depths of his life's love. It caused him to drop the glass of milk he was holding as he watched the television.
  9. spacelady Force Ghost

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    Here's my character GM approved. GM allowed my character to be a Lieutenant on the ship. :)

    Name: Cassey Walker
    Age: 24
    Gender: Female
    Area of Expertise: Symbology and linguist
    Appearance: Long dark, curly hair, blue eyes, has a curvy figure, 5?7?, wears black, thin rimmed glasses, pale skin color
    Short bio: Cassey?s father and mother were both archaeologist. They lived in Montana for pretty much their entire lives. They had Cassey (being the oldest) and had two younger sisters, and lived a pretty simple and basic life. Cassey had a great education, but at least once a year, her parents would bring her and her sisters to somewhere like Northern Africa, or Egypt, and spent all summer away in different parts of the world. Cassey began learning to decode symbols ever since she could read, starting off with simple and easy symbols, and working her way up.

    Cassey is now 24 years of age and working full time on decoding messages all over the world. She was well known for her ability at finding out the meaning.
  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    GM APPROVED-DEVORPPA MG

    Name: Thorr Thomas
    Age: 28
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: Military, Fighting, Weapons
    Appearance: Rough, Has beard and long, barley unkempt hair
    Short bio: Grew up in a middle class family, Joined the military right out of highschool, and then resigned when he was asked to join the CIA due to his leadership skills and resoucrfulness. From there has been working as a history teacher, and traveling the world.
  11. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    Thanks to all who have joined. Once we get a couple more players, we can begin this RPG. :)
  12. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    APPROVED


    Name: Aleksei Zurovich
    Age: 25
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: Mathematician
    Appearance: Brown hair, long and wavy, tall, skinny, wears jeans and a t-shirt with either a pilot's jacket or a long black coat. Sunglasses are almost always worn.
    Short bio: A "rockstar" mathematician, Aleksei is a third generation Russian. He is quite egotistical at times, but is still very smart. He has signed on, taking his diverse talents with him, in order to disprove the Atlantis theory.





  13. agap_afima Jedi Knight

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    Dec 19, 2005
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    APPROVED
    Name: Joseph Williams
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Area of Expertise: Combat, demolitions, seimsology
    Appearance: Wears black clothes, black gloves, and black boots when on a job. He has short brownish-blond hair and has blue eyes.
    Short bio:
    Joe works for a firm called JTI, which does all sorts of things. Joe joined the firm at sixteen and was cut off from his family and all of his friends except one. At this firm, they taught Joe all kinds of skills and science, so Joe knows a little of everything. He also carries at least 2 guns with him wherever he goes.

    EDIT: Approved
  14. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    OOC: GM NOTE: Thanks to all who have joined, and those who may join in the future (you know who you are), I look forward to an excellent RPG with all of you. Now, without further ado, here begins Beneath the Earth: Mysteries of the Aquatic. :cool:


    IC: Deuce Williams
    Sacramento Department of Public Safety, Assembly Room

    Deuce Williams stood alongside his curly-haired Lieutenant Cassey Walker, his hands converged behind his back and his body stiff and straight, albeit not completely aligned. He wore a dull grey uniform with four gold stripes on the shoulder board. His very little amount of hair was barely visible on top of his tan head, and his deep blue eyes looked upon the guests entering the capacious seminar room, each with their own different traits, some quite amusing. People from all over the state of California had been offered to pursue this mission, two hundred and fifty to be exact. So far, exactly two hundred had arrived, and the doors were being closed. That was the first step in dealing with the United States government - always be on time.

    As the guests took their seats in the stadium seating area on top of red, comfortable fold-out chairs, Deuce and Cassey walked down below the seats to the polished wooden stage with a single podium in the middle and a slide projector and screen off to the side, and prepared their speech to the individuals seated in front of them. "How many do you think will walk?" Deuce asked his Lieutenant.

    Cassey shrugged. "Not sure. Hopefully not a lot."

    "Hopefully not any," Deuce spoke. He looked over at the people seated in front of the podium, and noticed that some had already engaged in conversations with each other, exchanging words relevant to the mission and what they thought it would be like. He walked over to the slide projector to make sure everything was in working order before the speech began as the others continued their conversations, the seats nigh full.


    Tag: All


    OOC: You will all start out in the seminar room, either waiting for the speech to begin or interacting with your fellow RPers. As of now, all questions regarding this RPG should be handled via PM. Once again, welcome to Beneath the Earth: Mysteries of the Aquatic./>/>
  15. agap_afima Jedi Knight

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    IC: Joe Williams

    Joe sat in the comfortable red chair in the seminar room. Two people were standing behind the podium conferring quietly. Joe reached under his coat and fingered his Glock. He always did that when he was bored, though he didn't know why. He had taken some time off from JTI, thank goodness. JTI worked him hard doing a lot of crazy stuff. In fact, just last week Joe had...
    One of the people behind the podium, a bald man in a military uniform, cleared his throat and tapped the microphone. Here we go; let's see what this is all about... Joe thought as he released his grip on the Glock and folded his hands in front of him.
  16. Dark-Enigma Jedi Knight

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    OoC: Agap, Deuce has not yet begun the speech as you have implied in your previous post, but I am grateful for your eagerness. ;) He is giving time for the others to interact and get to know each other before embarking on a mission of this magnitude, as it is always better for one to be familiar with his/her comrades. :)
  17. -Jeb- Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2006
    star 4
    Approved? Indeed It Is!

    Name: Eric Gerald Winston
    Age: 28
    Gender: Male

    Area of Expertise: Mechanics, sidearms

    Appearance:

    --When in casual garb, wears a simple black leather jacket with brown stripes across the biceps, A burnt red flannel long-sleeve shirt, and a pair of faded blue jeans. When at work in the garage, wears the requisite gray jumpsuit with black work-boots and a name-tag printed "Eric", typically littered with rips and oil stains from working on various vehicles.

    Short bio:

    --Born in San Francisco, Eric G. Winston grew up in your typical city family, animosity between relatives rarely experienced. He lived a regular, healthy childhood, moving further south to Austin, Texas just before highschool. After college, with a degree in auto-repair, Winston returned back north to his hometown to pursue his first and only full-time job as a Mechanic.

    Through regular visits to his uncle's gunshop in the next town, Eric adopted a seperate talent: marksmenship. Proficient with sidearms ranging from an SAA 45. Cal to the more modern 9mm M9, along with his expertise with vehicles (including small jets and boats aswell as autombiles), Eric has been granted, through a lottery, the honor to join a Military expedition into the aquatic in an attempt to find what seems to be the engimatic remnants of the fabled fallen city, Atlantis...
  18. agap_afima Jedi Knight

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    OOC: You're right. Let's pretend that the meeting hasn't started and Joe is still waiting.
  19. spacelady Force Ghost

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    IC as Cassey Walker

    Cassey stood next to Deuce Williams, thoughtfully watching the guests arrive, her hands behind her back as well. Deuce had told Cassey that 200 had arrived. That was decent, but even so, they could've used the other 50 or so. She silently and obediently followed Deuce down to the stage in front of all the watchers, there was a podium and a slide projector. She thought over the speech they would be giving when he asked, "How many do you think will walk?"

    Cassey shrugged. "Not sure. Hopefully not a lot."

    "Hopefully not any," Deuce said, and she agreed with a simple nod. They could use all the help they could get.

    Not many people believed in the old stories of the Lost City of Atlantis... but Cassey did, hence why she was there and ready. She was also very fascinated with the symbols found, created by "living hands" as they called it.

    Cassey looked on at the guests quietly, her hands held together behind her back as Deuce checked the slide projector.

    Tag: Deuce and All
  20. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    IC: Thorr

    Thorr arrived through the doors, just as they were closing. Better late than never...

    He took a seat towards the back and waited for the speech to begain...

    TAG: Anyone who wants to talk
  21. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2005
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    IC: Marcus Anthony

    The Night Before:


    Marcus finished the video, and hurled it in the trash. He didn't have time to be chasing after lost cities, and legendary thingy-ma-jigs. HE had a very demanding life, and things just could not go slow enouhg for him to take time away. PLus, it was stupid. There was no such thing as Atlantis. Everyone knew that. This guy must be crazy. To think that grown men would be interested in such a thing is pure folly. He laughed to himself, and went to get a glass of water. Does he even understand what it is to have a real life? I doubt it. thought Marcus. He needed to get some rest now. PLaces to go, and things to do in the morning. His last thoughts before going to sleep were these, One thing's for sur,e I won't be at that seminar tomorrow. The net morning he found himself sitting in an auditorium, waiting for two men at the podium to speak.

    TAG: Any


    OOC: figure I could try my hand at alittle humor for my first post. :p
  22. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    Aleksei Zurovich

    The quiet sounds of the room were interrupted by a blazing solo, courtesy of Jimmy Page. A man walked into the room, quite tall, with long brown hair. He wore a brown aviator's jacket, jeans faded from wear, and a t-shirt proudly displaying "The Doors". Around his neck rested a pair of headphones.

    The solo was from a Led Zeppelin song, "The Ocean", and it was played rather loudly. The man did this not so he could hear the song, but to annoy others. He'd never listen to music that loud.

    The seventies-esque man was Aleksei Zurovich, a "rockstar" mathematician. He specialized in Chaos theory, a popular theory amongst corporations and the media. Even the public had felt it's effects. Many professors deemed it a fad, but Zurovich would always point out that he did it before it was "cool".

    He flicked off the MP3 player, and slid his pack off his shoulder. This was going to be great fun.

    Tag: All
  23. spacelady Force Ghost

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    OOC: waiting for two men at the podium to speak.

    Not to nitpick here, but... My character is a woman, so it's one man and one female. :p
  24. Genimay Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2005
    star 4
    ~Character Sheet~
    Name:Alarain (rain) Smith
    Age:21
    Gender:female
    Area of Expertise:photographic memory, diving,decodeing,and slicing(lockpicking included)
    Appearance:Tall at 5'11",green sea eyes, dark brown hari to mid back-straight,
    Short bio:Smart and reliable. Was hurt badly as a young teen and never really got over it so is very shy. She can turn heads with her looks even without make up or beautiful clothes. Wants to be on this mission but is a little nervous around so many men.

    IC:

    Alarain sat in one of the comfortable chairs. She felt alone and almost left but she had believed in the Lost City,even as a kid. Her curiosity just had to know.

    TAG-ANy
  25. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2005
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    OOC: lol. I know that. Sorry, I was posting in a hurry. :p Won't happena gain, I promise. :D

    IC: Marcus Anthony

    As Marcus sat, waiting for the man and woman to start the meeting, a girl, younger looking, sat down next to him. She was stunning, to say the least. She sat down, quiet and nervous looking. She intrigued him for some reason. Generally he didn't talk much before meetings, movies, plays, or whatnot, but he just couldn't help himself just now. IN a quiet voice, he turned to her and said, "Hello." He figured it wasn't much, btu it was a start.

    TAG: Alrain


    OOC: I decided thatI don't talk to people enough when I rp. :p
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