((OOC thread: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthread.php?t=154687))
The sun rose over the city, spreading its warmth and light as usual. One of the many buildings that was being shone upon was a dusty, low-key hotel. You propably would never find the hotel if you didn't knew where it was, seeing as it was barely marked as being an hotel in the first place. As a result the hotel was on the edge of bankruptcy. As if to mock the bad state of the hotel, some spider had woven its web in the corner of a window. If one would bother to look through the dusty window of the hotel, they would see that eight humans were lying on the ground in the hall. Each one of them had a collar around their neck, each one of them seemed to be unconcious.
Each one of them had to either kill someone else before the month ended or die themselves.
Soon after, the eight slowly started to come to, likely to be confused about how they got here. "Lucky" for them, an explanation would soon follow. A television that until now was only transmitting noise sprung to life, revealing a faint figure. The figure simply stared at the camera for a few seconds before speaking up.
'Good morning, everyone.' the figure said -- its voice seemed to be male, but of course one can easily change his voice with modern technology -- 'Good morning to all of you. I hope you had a good rest? I mean, you better have had a good rest, seeing as you'll need all the energy you can spare in the upcoming month.
You're probably wondering what I'm talking about, right? Well, I hope you're all wide awake, because I have a very important message for all of you. You better listen up, because I really don't like to have to repeat myself. Is everyone paying attention? Good, here it comes; each and everyone of you has been chosen to... play a game against eachother. Not just an ordinary game like Monopoly though, that would be boring.
Before I go on, I would like you to feel around your neck. You should feel a thin metal collar. Harmless, no? No. This collar has been rigged with explosives and will disconnect your head from your shoulders if you choose to disregard the rules of my Game.
Now, let's move on to the rules of the Game, shall we? The rules are actually very simple.
One: No escape. If you try to leave the city boundaries, the collar will explode. You'll get a warning if you get close to the boundaries. For the record, trying to remove the collar counts as trying to escape.
Two: No guns, seeing as those make for a very boring game. Other obvious weapons like kitchen knives, axes and such are also banned. You are allowed to weaponize tools, but I'd prefer it if you'd just made good use of your powers, which I'll get into shortly. Again, breaking of this rule will lead to collar detonation.
Three: You must complete your objective - which I'll also get into momentarily - within 30 days. Failure to do so will lead to mass collar detonation, seeing as everyone would break it at the same time.
Now, I'll say what aforementioned "objective" is. You'll have to kill one specific person in this room.' The voice fell silent for a second to let the message sink in. 'That's right, I'm asking you to either kill or die. I don't care if you have to kill a man, woman or kid, as long as you make it look interesting - and as long as you comply with aforementioned rules.
Now, you may be wondering: "If I can't use weapons, then how am I supposed to kill anyone at all?". Well, it's simple; each and everyone has been given a special power. If you would be so kind to check your pockets? You'll find the following: A wallet, a tarot card and a cellphone.
The cellphone will have a message on it stating what power you have, along with some other useful information. You'd... probably want to keep it private. Oh yeah, it also has my number on it, in case you have any questions - or just want to chat with me.
The tarot card will be your most important possesion in the upcoming month, seeing as it is both the source of your power and the mark that allows your hunter to know you're his target. As a result, it's even more private than your message.
The wallet, as small as it may seem, actually has an infinite amount of money in it. Before you ask any questions as to how this is possible, remember that it game from the one that kidnapped all of you without the world noticing and gave al of you superpowers.'
The voice fell silent again, both giving people time to think about their situation and allowing the speaker to think if he was forgetting about anything. 'Oh yeah, one more thing: Who are you? Ah, trick question! You don't know who you are since I wiped your memories. These will be given back to you when you win the game. Oh, and to give you one last incentive to play the game: Whoever wins the game will get one wish granted. And with that, I'm off! Remember, I'll be watching you...'
The signal to the TV failed once more, leading to it once again only showing noise.
DATE: 01 JUNE, 2012
TIME: 07:00 AM (07:00 on a 24-hour clock)
DAY 0 - THE GAME HAS BEGUN