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Deep 17

Deep 17

Here in the Deep 17, we strive towards the betterment of all forms of life, to bridge the gaps between scientific understanding, and that which lies beyond our material definitions, all with open arms.

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Introduction

A finger presses a button on a device on a wall with a speaker, as he does so, a cheerful ditty plays, followed by an electronic voice crackling over a speaker.

"Hello, and welcome to the Deep 17 research station, below here, we work towards, first and foremost, towards the betterment of all life. Part of this, requires trust, and for that, where reasonable, operations require a level of transparency. Here in the Deep 17, we strive towards the betterment of all forms of life, to bridge the gaps between scientific understanding, and that which lies beyond our material definitions. With open arms do we treat that which seems unusual, and.."

"A bit preachy, don't you think? Makes it sound a bit like an amusement park," a deep voice cuts in, his very words rattling the glass of the above-ground reception area, yet too carrying a level of grace and sophistication to it. What stood before the desk was a massive figure, manlike in form, wearing a fine blue suit and tie. His face was obscured with a golden mask of the likes of a demon or dragon, in the teeth of the mask sat a lit cigar. The receptionist looked up him... a particularly frail woman, especially in comparison.

"Mr. Grimms, s-sir, you can't go down there with t-that..." she stammers, pointing up at his cigar. He glares down at her, his eyes like a blazing inferno, piercing into her. Taking the cigar into his massive fingers he holds it out towards her, causing her to cringe, bracing, and... to her surprise, he gently puts it out in ashtray behind her and draws back.

"My apologies for misplacing my etiquette," he says, placing a hand on his chest and bowing.

"N-no... it is no," she stammers, before clearing her throat and adjusting her glasses. "Um, about your daughter..?"

Mr. Grimms steps aside, presenting another figure that was standing behind him, a young female looking at her feet. She was tall, with reddish tanned skin, eyes bright yellow, hair white and markings etched down her eyes, her face partially obscured by her hair. She was dressed in a black hoodie and pants, the former adorned with an image of a rabbit themed skull.

"So this is little Saiph. A-are you sure you want to place her here, she doesn't seem..." as she begins to say this, the girl raises her head, and her computer's speakers hiss and the fluorescent lights flicker above her.

"Quite sure. I am an investor, after all, and what better a return of investment than family?" he confirms, ushering his daughter along to the elevator in the back, the girl casting a smile, flicking her hand in a wave at the receptionist before scooping up the strap of a rather cheerful rabbit themed satchel and heading along with her father, down into the depths of the facility.

This is the Deep 17 facility, a massive underground station isolated from the rest of the world. Contained in the bowels of this facility are both the bizarre and dangerous, and experiments conducted in genetics, and even on the very laws of reality itself. Between supernatural and science there is no fine line here. They didn't lie, the work here really is intended for the betterment of all life, of course, some things are better for everyone to be left sealed away forever. This facility fulfills that role too.

Rules

Here in Deep 17, you are allowed to play the role of an experiment... or... patient, or staff. Supernatural and strange is encouraged, powers and weird abilities are allowed as long as they aren't intended to be an end-all be-all. Technology level is futuristic, reinforced electronic doors, biometric locks, reinforced containment cells, genetic splicing, cloning, etc. There will be story arcs, and the very nature of the facility provides obstacles. A thing to note is that staff and patients are not necessarily antagonistic towards one another, hard to justify a facility like this if the staff are being constantly cruel the patients, right? Besides, you are all living down here. Of course, that doesn't mean fights don't occur. Bear in mind, there are staff that are also subjects, and neither are they all necessarily human either.

There is little in the way of limitations on this particular roleplay, but still be courteous to other players and do not control or determine their fates, and don't write off a battle immediately as a victory or loss. Little tolerance for controlling the entire flow of a battle. Also don't be the "one-shot god king" or something of that nature. Collaboration is better than domination. You may be powerful, but power should always be within certain reason and never strive to be infallible/indestructible. You can be generally any level of non-human creature or augmented human otherwise with only some limitation, an Achilles heel.

For fun the character sheets will be in a subject file format:

[image, but not required]
ID: (code name)
Registered Name: (actual name)
Gender:
Height:
Weight:
Age:
Physical Characteristics:
Behavioral Characteristics:
Abnormalities: (this includes abilities)
Containment Protocol: (includes weaknesses and comforts/discomforts)
Subject Overview: (backstory and any info that doesn't go in previous fields)

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Character Portrait: Tabitha Louise Fontaine Genetic hybrid
Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Lead scientist and surviving founder of the Genesis Project
Character Portrait: Zero
Zero played by ElsScales
Prototype Synthetic Human
Character Portrait: Hanan Merzbow
Hanan Merzbow played by DAOMR
Cell human
Character Portrait: Jared Hyles A fire-controlling sociopath.
Character Portrait: Flania Scar
Flania Scar played by Zaria
So what is your goal here? I can see you want something.
Character Portrait: Frankie (RGN-01F) That was a bad taxidermy job.
Character Portrait: Bashemath
Bashemath played by MartinVole
The last stable, relatively speaking, speciment to be born of the Genesis Project.
Character Portrait: Mr. Grimms Big as he is mysterious, the masked patron in a fine suit.
Character Portrait: Saiph Grimms The daughter of the mysterious Mr. Grimms, appears somewhat manic. May have a bit of an obsession with rabbits.
Character Portrait: Velera Le Strage Broken! Broken is all that you see! Care to look deeper into this bloody mess?
Character Portrait: Alexander Johnson Reluctant monster of the earth
Character Portrait: Tyler Ryan "Sometimes I don't even know who I am."

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Gamma Sector: Contamination Risk

Gamma Sector: Contamination Risk by MartinVole

Either by nature of their power and extreme measures required to containment, or physical properties, the subjects here are considered contamination risks and must be continually contained in cells in order to avoid affecting the staff and other subjects.

Alpha Sector

Alpha Sector by MartinVole

The low security area where subjects and staff roam fairly freely, the former being subject to curfews still, however. Generally treated with a kinder touch, the atmosphere is generally warm and welcoming. Naturally visitation is usually allowed here.

Delta Sector: Maximum Security

Delta Sector: Maximum Security by MartinVole

By either instability or overall high aggression, subjects here are considered highly dangerous to the well being of all others and must be contained at all times until very particular conditions are met.

Beta Sector

Beta Sector by MartinVole

Particular care and monitoring is required for the subjects here, either for the sake of themselves or others. Subjects here, however, do not constitute risk requiring maximum security, this section can be cut off in the event of breach.

Epsilon Sector: Derelict

Epsilon Sector: Derelict by MartinVole

Years ago, a disaster occurred leaving it in a state of collapse, it was deemed a contamination risk, and was long abandoned and sealed off. Some subjects from this here were moved to Gamma and Delta.

Medical Labs

Medical Labs by MartinVole

Staff area. For procedures requiring medical or surgical attention, or, in the few unfortunate cases, autopsies.

Bio Labs

Bio Labs by MartinVole

Staff area containing hydroponics, as well as biochemical research facilities.

Arcane Labs

Arcane Labs by MartinVole

Staff area, where the unknown is contained and tested. Subjects of magic, dimensions, paranormal, and other subjects of the intangible are of particular interest here. Some consider it a Lovecraftian nightmare waiting to happen.

Staff Lounge

Staff Lounge by MartinVole

A place of rest and relaxation for the members of our fine facility... [i]a safe place.[/i]

Deep 17 Research Facility

Deep 17 Research Facility by MartinVole

Consider this for the reception area, a rather pristine and humble looking place with receptionists and security always on duty. The waiting area here is kept homely with flowers and an assortment of reading material.

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Character Portrait: Tabitha Louise Fontaine Character Portrait: Frankie (RGN-01F) Character Portrait: Mr. Grimms Character Portrait: Saiph Grimms Character Portrait: Alexander Johnson Character Portrait: Tyler Ryan
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Tyler felt awful for causing Frankie to get too excited and trip. The smell did do one thing, though. It made it clear that not only had the scientists got a fox to walk bipedal and made him smart enough to talk, but they had actually brought him back from the dead. He would wait until Frankie was ready to come back then he'd apologize for that.

Tyler watched as Saiph demonstrated her powers.

"Hmm, that's kinda cool. Seems like you would be the one person who wouldn't be stuck here, being able to basically teleport out." Though he figured there was probably some sort of dampening field that kept her from using her powers to get out.

"Yeah the food ain't great, but the candy is good." He chuckled.

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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Jared Hyles Character Portrait: Flania Scar Character Portrait: Bashemath Character Portrait: Mr. Grimms
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„The girl in the Delta Sector... Funny, I've tried to talk to other members of staff about her and the only answer was dead silence. I guess she's even crazier than we, the patients of the Gamma Sector. And that seemed almost impossible. But I guess weirder things are going on right now. Also, if you're bored and I'm bored, so maybe we should do something together to get less bored? Doc Addler promised me he would let me out to watch the sunset this week, maybe I should ask him if he allows you to join me and watch me?”

Jared noticed Addler watching at him after Mr. Grimms left. He nodded the doctor.

„You could even ask him. Seems he's done talking to Bashe. Hey, Doc! Scar wants to ask you something!”

Hyles could finally use the opportunity to get out of his stinky cell without bloodshed. At least for half an hour. With a girl. Would be romentic if he wouldn't be extremely restrained.

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Character Portrait: Dr. Addler Character Portrait: Jared Hyles Character Portrait: Flania Scar Character Portrait: Bashemath Character Portrait: Mr. Grimms
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Flania chuckled, surprised he’s that much bored to even start something without asking her first if she wants to spend time with him.

But then again…

“Fine, I don’t mind, it’s always something…”

Flania turned to Addler.

“True is what he says, I want to spend some time with him outside…watch the sunset as he said!” She yelled, too lazy to shorten distance between her and Addler.

Unless I can’t – she thought.

Deep 17: Out Of Character (OOC)

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Is everyone still around?


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Alrighty! You are free to do character intros!


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Hopefully soon, I just submitted my character sorry for the delay guys! Hope you guys like him hopefuly I didn't hold us up for too long!


Re: Deep 17

So when do you reckon we will get started MartinVole. I'm excited to dig into this!


Re: Deep 17

This RP looks great. I have also submitted a character.


Re: Deep 17

Nice, I think I'll make up a few character sheets myself now. :)


Re: Deep 17

I've submitted my character. Hope you like!


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Generally I wouldn't mind if the details make up for it, but I dunno about actors and such, depending entirely on what the person is... if you catch my drift. In my case, I end up mostly doing a rough sketch. XD


Re: Deep 17

Greetings, would love to sign up for this one but just curious as to know which types of face claims you prefer or if you really mind?


Re: Deep 17

Oooo ill bite!! This looks reallllllly good i could have a charrrie up sooner than Friday if you needed it to be, my laptop is just in shop And im on mobile till then


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Friend of Ark.
Poblem for me is...I still don't know what character should I make/use :)


Re: Deep 17

The whole idea seems really interesting. Me and my friend would also like to submit.


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Blueshadow wrote:Assuming there’s a patient or a subject that’s realitivly safe and benign or is mostly safe barring some specific situation or compulsion are they allowed to kinda wander around the facility or are they basically confined to their cells?


Sealed rooms and such are generally reserved for particularly dangerous/erratic experiments and patients, while those that are (relatively) safe are allowed more freedom, with only something like a curfew. So they are like somewhere between a sealed science facility and a psychiatric ward... except with supernatural junk everywhere. lol

Blueshadow wrote:I’m mainly asking cause the character I’m thinking of using kinda toes the line between safe and dangerous in that he’s fully sentient and mostly in control of his actions not ever being anything but coroperative. But he does have certain compulsions that in the right situation may cause him to do something not entirely of his own free will? I hope that makes sense lol I kinda get the feel I butchered that explanation


I'll say that freedoms are still allowed, but with likely some plan in case that fine line is tripped over.


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Oh this looks super interesting and I love the idea. I’ll probably try and submit a character later today. Quick question tho. Assuming there’s a patient or a subject that’s realitivly safe and benign or is mostly safe barring some specific situation or compulsion are they allowed to kinda wander around the facility or are they basically confined to their cells? Basically I guess I’m asking if they’re more guests or prisoners here.

I’m mainly asking cause the character I’m thinking of using kinda toes the line between safe and dangerous in that he’s fully sentient and mostly in control of his actions not ever being anything but coroperative. But he does have certain compulsions that in the right situation may cause him to do something not entirely of his own free will? I hope that makes sense lol I kinda get the feel I butchered that explanation


Re: Deep 17

Hey!

Well, the general idea is something a bit less an assorted storehouse of death (like SCP) but instead a place in layers that has some level of a humanity to it, so to speak, and considerably less robotic in nature. And this place isn't entirely classified, hence it has a reception area and a somewhat corny prerecorded welcome message. Hah.

Of course, the lower the levels of the facility, there are higher security areas, so... there's that.


Re: Deep 17

Hello hello. I wanted to drop in and say that you did a very good job of putting this together, especially the intro. I think it's much better when the premise is kind of ambiguous to start off with, and though it seems to have the same sort of premise as SCP it could turn out to be something very different - on the other hand, maybe it was your intention to make something SCP-esque which I also think is very good.
I'd like to join so if you don't mind I'll submit a character at the next opportunity I get. That would be today if I don't procrastinate.


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