[M] for strong language, possible sexual scenes, violence, death, blood and gore.
The story of Captain "Red Remmy" Mortizolo had been passed down from generation to generation for the last one-hundred years. Young children grew up on the tales of Red Remmy and The Hellbringer sailing around the world, plundering and pillaging people of their gold.
It was said that Red Remmy was mad with greed. Some even dared to call him, "The Green Eyed Monster." The red sail of The Hellbringer was a sign of impending doom for all that lay in its path. No one was too rich or too poor for Captain Remmy and his crew. Nobles, Kings, Queens, Chiefs, priests, paupers, even lowly cabbage farmers.
One day Captain Remmy had a dire dilemma. The Hellbringer had too much weight on board to make it across the Pacific Ocean. While drinking in a nearby port town with some of his crew mates, Red Remmy overheard a conversation about a tinker in Port Royale, considered to be one of the looniest men alive. This Tinker, by the name of Cornelius, was sure he had invented a teleporter one year, only to have it explode from cheap wiring.
The Hellbringer set a course for Port Royale. In a fortnight, The Hellbringer docked in the harbor whilst the harbor master was asleep, the red sail removed, and written down in the charter as a Merchant ship in need of repairs and elixirs for the ailing sailors.
That morning, Remmy knocked down the door to Cornelius' workshop, and riled the young man out of bed. Never in all his years had had Cornelius come across a man truly intrigued by his inventions. Then Remmy turned around slowly, pulling out a handful of Spanish doubloons, offering Cornelius much more if he would make a specific device for him. A device, Remmy said, that would transport his riches to a safe location.
The Hellbringer docked off the coast of Port Royale, hiding from the port authorities for many months while Cornelius tinkered away in his workshop day and night, fulfilling the order Captain Remmy Mortizolo had commissioned.
Finally finished, Cornelius boarded The Hellbringer with a large, arc-shaped metal contraption and a small metal box in hand. No one knows exactly what happened next, except that the device was a success. Cornelius left the ship after instructing Remmy on the proper protocols for the teleporter machine, his arms full with as many bags of gold and jewels as he could carry.
The Hellbringer was littered with blood and bodies. Red Remmy stood over the pile of his dead crew members, covered head to foot in blood. He had lost his mind, and slew the remaining crew mates on board the ship. He set his faithful ship on fire, and lowered himself into the dingy. He rowed himself to the small island cove, his maniacal laughter echoing all around him. He opened up the portal to his gold filled world, and set the timer on the remote controller to five minutes. That was all the time he needed to dispose of the bodies, but the timer malfunctioned...
The Hellbringer sunk somewhere in the off the coast of Scotland, settling to the bottom of the sea.
I hope you enjoyed that little tale. This, my friends, is where you come in. The Diary of Captain Mortizolo was discovered a treasure map, but with one major problem occurred.
Nothing can be done to read the map save for some blood smeared across a corner of the aged parchment, showing an archaic drawing of a compass.
One of the last entries read, "The Compass holds the key. Heaven's eye governs all."
The man who originally found the journal was killed in his sleep, his throat slit from ear to ear. The man's home was torn to pieces, but the murder could find no trace of the journal -or the map.
Many people, many aliens, crowded around Devon Harbor, vying for their chance to find the missing journal that would make all their dreams come true.
So, I say to all you Adventure Lovers; Thrill Seekers; Pirates; and Lovers of Gold... Do you have what it takes to find the Treasure of Captain Red Remmy? Or forever regret the day that you cowered at the feet of Adventure, wetting your pants like a pansy?
Table of Contents
Based on Post numbers
1. Plot, Rules, Important Information, Races & Character Sheets
2. NPC’S, Accepted Characters & Updates
GeographyOver the last thousand years, continental drift has taken place in the extreme. What was known as California broke off from the rest of North America after a major Earthquake. Portions of Florida snapped off from the mainland, leaving parts sinking into the Ocean, or mingling with the Caribbean Islands. The United States no longer exists -if it ever did outside of the storybooks. Thousands of islands dot the Atlantic Ocean, known to the rest of the world as the "Americas."
Most continents broke apart from natural disasters. Chile and Argentina are just off the coast of Australia; Japan is now close neighbors with Taiwan and the Philippians. Greenland no longer resembles a giant iceberg. Instead, Greenland has become a popular tourist spot, leading to many trade routes to reach Greenland for the massive population.
It is not surprising to find that most country names have changed with the times, as well as city names, though most have stayed the same.
The Alien Immigration Police - Courtesy of CeruleanSin
Just a general guide for Occupations; there is no set occupations that has to be chosen from, though some of these would be ideal for the crew.
Tinker- General Mechanics; commissioned for fixing broken items, maintaining electronic devices, and repairing toys, and other miscellaneous items. Tinkers are considered general electronic maintenance without contracts like Engineers. A Tinker's trade is often self-taught.
Engineers- Trained mechanics and inventors, specializing in building, repairing and constructing advanced technologies. They are contracted by companies or independent sources to repair ships, communication towers, and the like.
Navigators- Navigators are the main force behind any air ship, boat or military vessel. Without a Navigator reading the charts, keeping track of the latitude and longitude, as well as trade winds, and other sea anomalies, the crew would be lost. Navigators are highly sought after, and highly paid, but any failure to warn the captain of any impending danger could severely damage their career.
The Character Sheet
Required section receives a *
Appearance: (Pictures are preferred. Because I will not limit creativity, CG/Anime/Digital Artwork/Photographs/Line drawings are allowed so long as they look accurate enough to pick out fine details like hair, eye, skin color, body size, etc. If the picture is in black and white, I DO expect a brief description.)
Ship Name: (Unless your character is a member of a crew beforehand, leave this blank or leave it out of the character sheet. All ships will be mentioned in the IC)
Biography: (Please be descriptive. Because I will not ask for a personality section, try to include some personality traits within the biography.)
Race Creation Character Sheet
I will just say this: I will reject ANYTHING that is similar to sparkly vampires, cat/vampire/wolf/werewolf blends.
All Race Character sheets MUST be PM’d to me. If I accept it, you will be advised to post it in the OOC.
Required portions are symbolized with a *
Race Name/Nicknames: Race name is a Must. Alternate/Nick names are used by other races.
Life Span: (Average
Appearance: Detailed description. Includes but not limited to: Number of appendages (if any), height, and body mass, body/skin color, any special markings. Pictures are acceptable. Any notable features not shown in the picture SHOULD be explained.
Religion: (Deities, idols, or the like? Any specific rituals?)
Laws & Moral Codes:
Habitat: (What is the habitat best suitable for your survival? What is the atmosphere like that you are accustomed to? Can you survive the pressure and atmosphere on Earth?)
References: If you do use a race already in existence, I expect references. Book names, movie names, links to websites. Something so it doesn’t seem to be plagiarism.)
Posting Format and You
Due to the chance of different characters starting in different places, a posting system will be required to make things simpler.
General Posting System:
Location (Town/Country; relative location, i.e in a certain store)
End of Post:
Inner Monologue (Optional. By ‘Inner Monologue’, I mean something similar to a small diary entry. A short paragraph narrating your thoughts outside of your actual post. A flashback could be included; something that allows other readers an inside glimpse into your character. It would be used as character development as well.