This is the OOC of the RP, "The Archives." For the official interest check, click here.
In the OOC for this RP, those who have expressed their interest in the aforementioned interest check will place their character sheets, here. I'm looking for, at least, three acceptable characters, apart from my own, before I make an in-character thread.
If you have any questions about the RP, do not hesitate to ask. Be advised, this took me a couple days to come up with, so some stuff, I may not be able to give a clear answer on.
Here are the rules:
Remember that you are human. You do not have superpowers or magical abilities or anything that does not categorize as being a mortal human.
If your character is set to change in any way that isn't physical, be sure that your character's Archive reflects that.
The Scribe is available to vaguely guide your character. Only I control the Scribe.
Remember that you are also taking part in the real world portion of the RP, as well. Utilizing both the real world and the Archives in a well-developed manner can make for an interesting story.
No god-modding. When you face your demons, there is no conceivable way that your bravery will scare them off or destroy them. They are cruel, manipulative, vicious and, most of all, deadly. However, they can be beaten. How it happens depends on you.
Remember that the Archives are in your head. In a sense, it is your soul. It is you. If something in the Archives changes you, be ready to act it out in reality.
Follow the Key's Guidelines. Failure to do so will have your Key revoked by the Scribe, and could make searching for your answers much more difficult.
Keep personal drama out of this RP. If you have concerns with another participant, settle them diplomatically, or I will settle them for you.
Be mature about this RP.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar; these things are highly valued and correct usage is recommended. However, I'm not a Grammar Nazi, so if there are slip-ups, it's fine. (az lng az u dnt tlk lyk dis, i wnt hv 2 ct off ur fngrz)
If I find some more rules to add, I will, though I don't think I need to. If you have a rule you'd like added, send me a PM, and we'll talk.
When the In-Character Thread is started, your character's starting point will be just after they meet the Scribe, inside their Archive. He will have explained everything to you, including the Key's Guidelines. If things are unclear to you, do not hesitate to throw a question into the OOC, and I will answer it to the best of my abilities.
History:Andy was born into what you would call a happy life and a good family, he had a father who loved him and a mother who still does and all the support he needs. But his life outside of the house was less then what most would consider a good life. Andy was always a loner throughout his whole life, abused and beaten by other kids in school, treated differently. School life was lonely for him, most days he would sit and read all alone in a corner because no one cared to be his friend. As the years passed on he became more reclusive and even more so drawn into himself. Most time he would go for days without talking, and when he did what he said was dark and disturbing. As life went on Andy seemed to open up more, and people began to see that he had a lovable personality, and he was a fine and generous young man. But the thing most people never seemed to see what his darker side. For so many years when he was isolated he found that the only way to deal with his problems was to ignore them and not deal with them face to face. But this method while it worked for many years did more damage than it healed.
Andy had fallen into deep depression over the years, and the constant site of death and watching people crumble in front of him only proved to worsen the darkness inside himself. When one year his father passed away, his life took a nose dive for the worse and he found himself with thoughts of hurting not himself but other people. Wanting to cause pain to the ones around him, in his mind it was the only way to show the people who lived happy normal lives the pain he had felt his whole life. Bouncing in and out of therapy sessions that never helped, Andy started to embrace the darker side to life. Getting into things of paranormal nature, feeling that he related more to the unknown then he did the real world. After witnessing things in his studies of the unknown it was apparent that this life was taking him over. His many problems only fell into the mix later on in life, in the end he found himself looking at white walls in a place he found himself after a meltdown. Spending a large amount of time in this place Andy left finally after he realized the error in his ways and strived to improve himself and deal with the pain he had stifled his whole life.
It was in this time frame that he picked up the pieces of his life and uses the intelligence he had gained towards a more positive goal. Even so he was still interested in the unknown and was constantly asking questions that there were no true answers for. He had been able to get over his Dads passing and could live with the fact, but it did not stop the questions of why it had to be this way, why his life was so hellish when others lived good lives with nothing but happiness. With an uncontrollable urge to find answers he went down deep and started researching and observing, trying to find the answers he seeked with not much luck. Now at twenty one he still seeks the answers to the many questions of his life and of the paranormal he deeply loves. But the one question that bothers him most of all is could there have been anyway to change the things in his life if he would have known of them before hand? If his life was simply the way it was because there was a greater force at hand that controlled events that he could not.
Morality:Stable minded but still leans to the darkness in his soul
Purpose(s):Andy’s main purpose for entering the Archives is to try and make sense of a life of misery that he always believed he could have changed. To seek answers to questions that he knows the answer to, lay deep in his conscious but he has repressed the answers because he is not ready to handle them. He seeks to finally understand the meaning of his life..
History: Born to an acid-addicted mother and father whom, in the beginning, wasn't there, Riley James Scott was the eldest of four children in an abusive home. For the first few years, his mother was violent and empty-headed, a picture-perfect example of an awful mother. Being beaten was a normality in the house, and she did it without reason. To further drive the nail into the coffin, she abandoned them one time on a three-day drug binge, locking Riley in the closet and leaving the rest to fend for themselves. Still, he was the one that kept things together and, though he couldn't do anything apart from read to them, they still relied on him for comfort.
At the age of five, he and his siblings were separated. While Riley was given over to his now-deceased grandmother, his brothers and sister stayed with their mother, disappearing into the night. Riley spent his years living with his grandmother and her then-husband, a sexual deviant who dabbled into the more illegal side of things. At a young age, Riley was molested by this man for a short period of time, but he eventually gathered up enough courage to speak out. However, he wasn't believed and, instead, ignored. Four years later, his grandmother divorced her husband after citing irreconcilable differences. She and Riley moved to a different place, taking in Riley's father, whom he hadn't seen in fifteen years.
Social life for him was non-existent. At school, he spoke to no one, made no friends; he kept to himself. Spending his time with his nose pressed in a book, he turned to his studies to keep him from speaking to people. Eventually, he found an interest in English literature and started to pursue a passion for writing. However, his status as a black sheep in school caught on with the local bullies, who started to poke fun at him for dressing in black clothing. When he didn't respond, they turned to violence to get their point across.
They started to beat him in empty areas of the school, where few members of the staff rarely ever go. During one such encounter with the bullies, Riley decided to fight back and, consequentially, beat one of them into unconsciousness. As he went for a second, a teacher came by and saw the incident. Riley was expelled shortly after, and the authorities were called. Arrested for assault, Riley Scott was later set free on grounds of self-defense when one of the bullies questioned broke down and admitted to starting the fights in the first place. Riley went home, packed some things, and disappeared after a conflict with his drug-addicted father.
He reappeared at his sister's home weeks later, being sought by the police for running away from his home. Seeking refuge, her foster father took him in. Riley told them what happened, and he was allowed to stay for as long as he wanted, but he refused, saying he only needed two days to say goodbye to his sister. In their younger years, he maintained a great relationship with her, but things had fallen apart upon their separation.
After taking his time to say goodbye, he left and disappeared again. Years later, a passing stationwagon hit 19-year-old Riley Scott on the side of the road, nearly killing him. Taken to the hospital, he now rests in a coma on life support.
Inside his conscience, he suffers memory loss, but was confronted by the Scribe, who told him of the Archives. Riley has questions that haven't been answered, and the Archives can not only help him with that, but might even help him escape the coma before his relatives decide it's time to pull the plug.
Morality: Chaotic Neutral
Purpose(s): To escape his comatose state, to regain his memories, to find out why his mother abandoned him, to resolve his emotional decay and to find peace.
This post is under construction.
Bump to keep this thing from flatlining.
Sorry I haven't posted, I'm rolling my character around in my head. It will probably be posted somtime today.
History: Scott was born to a controlling, undiagnosed schizophreniac mother, the middle of three children. Largely a loner in school, he escaped to books, wwhere he was almost totally ignored by the other kids. Living on an old farm, he was cut off from the normal social interaction neighbors provided, and his mother showed no interest in making up for that. He scored near failure marks in most of his classes because she never cared enough to bug him about his grades, even though he was a singular genius.
When he was 8, his parents finally divorced, his father gaining visitation rights. His father, a doctor, moved into the neighborhood across the street. Eventually, his dad remarried. When one night things came to a head, he and his younger brother cut ties to their mother, and walked to their fathers house, never wanting to go back to their mom. When asked why, they replied that "there was structure."
What followed was several years of trials and tribulations, as he adjusted to having someone stable who actually cared about him. If asked, he would say that his stepmother literally saved his life, acting as the stern guidance he needed. She accepted nothing less than his best, recognising his intelligence. Able to squeak by into college, he now asks himself what he is going to amount to, and where he will go. He fears he knows the answer, as, judging by his past performance, he will move into the lower middle tier of life, struggling to remain standing.
If asked how he would describe his life right now, he would say he's waiting for a miracle, feeling that he could become anyone and do anything if just given the drive and purpose.
Morality: Neutral Neutral
Purposes: To figure out where he's going, whyhe's here, and to see if he can actually accomplish great things. He will also come to terms with his neglected childhood.
Hey, I read the Int. Chk. and was simply blown away by this. Would I be able to hold a spot until tomorrow so I can put a decent-quality CS?