BackstoryApril 4, 2014. 5:09pm. The time of the Great Tokyo Earth Quake. This Earthquake was rated 11.4 seismic intensity and killed about 148,000 people. This created great land upheavals and massive floods that tore through the capital city. The wave of destruction plunged the country into anarchy. Families were separated and millions of dollars were withdrawn in hopes to bring the nation of Japan back to it's former glory. The citizens of Japan were not completely lost, however. Those who survived relocated to other countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom.
Despite this, the question still remains. What caused the earthquake? It was not just a natural disaster. Much blame was on pollution and global warming. Within theses accusations were also rumors of a being they called Red Man. Numerous reports of this Red Man were thought to be just mass hysteria but comprised of a vivid report of a grinning crimson man who slaughtered a handful of people before secreting some sort of blood red glass.
Many thought theses reports were merely fabrications of the media. In fact, they were the first noted events of the Japanese citizens being infected with that is called Branch of Sin. The Red Man. The Wretched Egg has risen up to plague the world with this 'sickness'.
2024. One would expect humanity to have flourished over the past 10 years and have Tokyo rebuilt and prospering again. Within the 10 years, the attempts to restore Japan to it's former glory proved to be more difficult than ever before. Over 70% of Japan was sunk during the quake. During the disaster, most of Japan's prisons were desecrated, leaving hundreds of inmates to escape and live amongst the rest of the population. To these former inmates, the country being in ruin was no matter. The fact that thousands of families had been broken was insignificant to them. Now, Japan was their turf for them to loot and murder as they pleased. Japan's citizens then were hesitant to return knowing that these convicts were running freely through Japan's ruins.
Until one man who called himself Director changed everything. He promised that if the nation was left in his hands, he would restore Japan to the place people once called home.
And thus Deadman Wonderland was built. Planes, ships, and helicopters all brought the citizens of Japan back home where they were welcomed with bright lights, excitement and music. The occasion? A prison encased by a 30 foot steel wall had risen out of Japan's ruin. This prison was disguised as an amusement park and was a place where people could forget about the past disaster while Japan's criminals served them.
The dark side of Deadman Wonderland. Among the inmates at the facility, most were innocent citizens that were accused of crimes that they never committed. They were imprisoned because they were infected with the blood red glass that caused the Branch of Sin. Their only crime was being pawns of sin born from the Wretched Egg that they came into contact with. That same man is Deadman Wonderland's best kept secret.
DW is a privately-run prison in Tokyo that is also used as an amusement park for the general public. Deadman Wonderland was built for the revival of Tokyo in hopes to pull lots of tourists to watch the prison's special attractions.
The prison was built on the Mother Goose System and has 6 normal wards labeled A-F and one deadman ward labeled G.
This prison was built after the Great Tokyo Earthquake.
Inside the prison and behind the scenes, inmates are cruel and strong and do all they can to survive. In attempts to bring some sort of semblance and sanity, prisoners were issued personal cards with security codes to hold their currency known as Cast Points.
For every prison, there are those deemed more dangerous than any other, and Deadman Wonderland is no different! In DW, such prisoners are on ‘Death Row’, said sentence being a specialized collar resting about their necks constantly subjecting them to poison; these collars are capable of the shock and restraining properties of the average prison collars as well as a poison. The poison is fed constantly, and the only antidote is given to the prisoners as ‘candy’, a bitter treat that must be taken every three days, otherwise the poison will take affect and the ‘Death Row Rule’ will be put into place.
Mother Goose System
The Mother Goose System is a device made to seal the Wretched Egg. It's located in the center of Deadman Wonderland.
There are two parts of the MGS, the Center Part and the Chorus Blocks.
The Center Part plays The Lullaby to the Wretched Egg in order to seal it's powers.
The life of a prisoner is, all in all, fairly even, depending on how well one is at avoiding trouble. To follow all the rules, participate in a good number of events, and generally be easy going is to lead a half decent life in prison; after all, Cast aren’t too hard to come by, and if you aren’t on Death Row, you have no expensive obligations concerning purchases! Of course, for every rule-follower, which are rare indeed in prison, there are the true thugs. Operating just outside the guard’s eyes, these are the ones who bully others, steal Cast, and are generally crazy. Of course, while the thugs tend to live easy lives due to stolen Cast as well, they often have items on them considered ‘illegal’ in DW, and therefore are subject to harsh punishments if the guards see any slightest hint of wrongdoing.
For Death Row prisoners, things are a bit more hectic. Not only must they buy ‘Candy’ every third day, but if a crime large enough is committed, they could very well be killed at any time by any of the higher-ranking guards. Likewise, however, these thugs can get by more on reputation then physical work, garnering more Cast from their targets then they would if they were the regular thug… but again, if one is caught threatening other inmates, who knows what terrible fate may await?
Deadmen are those who have been infected by the Nameless Worm and gives them the ability to manipulate their own blood. These Deadmen are brought into the custody of Deadman Wonderland and locked in a special section of the prison labeled with a "G" and have no interaction with average prisoners, aside from the occasional paid-for visit to the rest of the prison.
These Deadmen are forced to participate in events known as 'Carnival Corpse' by the Director. At Carnival Corpse, they are pitted in battle against other Deadmen. The winner is rewarded with a massive amount of Cast, but the looser looses a limb or in most cases, their life.
The collars on the Deadmen stopped administering the poison, leaving them with a while lot of cash and no obligation to buy 'candy'.
Branches of Sin
The Branches of Sin are the powers each Deadman has, allowing them to use their own blood in order to use incredible powers, the likes of which can hardly be imagined by the average human. Usually, the Deadman can train his powers, to better understand how to use them or perhaps be more conservative with them; after all, if one were to use their powers too much, they may die of blood loss, a fate nobody wants. Various forms of this power exist, from creating blades to shooting ‘bullets’ to even making whips; who knows what sort of other powers may exist?
Carnival of Corpses
Is a game very similar to gladiator battles in the coloseum in Rome. The similarity is the sick, brutal battles that are viewed upon as entertainment. In this case, the gladiators are Deadmen, and before each battle, the viewers take bets on who will win. If the looser of a Carnival of Corpse game is alive, they must take place in a 'penalty game'. This is where the deadman looses a body part or organ based on chance. These range from their hair to the heart.
Undertakers are a special force. They are the worst criminals who survived the "special correctional program". They are also called the Anti-Deadmen Corps. The Undertakers possess technology called the Worm Eater that allows them to nullify a Deadman's Branch of Sin ability.
Cast points are the form of currency within Deadman Wonderland with one cast point equaling the same amount as one yen/dollar as like regular currency Cast Points can be received from doing a certain job or winning a contest.
A small group of Deadmen have formed an organization called The Freedom Fighters. The Freedom Fighters want the world to know the monstrous things that are happening to all prisoners in DW. However it's not so simple. They are still force to take place in the Carnival of Corpses every month. However, they try to injury and not kill the other Deadmen they fight, especially if they are part of the Freedom Fighter organization. They are starting to come up with a plan to escape DW and release the information to the world. However, a lot of the Deadmen are working for the Undertakers and are trying to stop the Freedom Fighters from escaping. There are tensions rising between both groups...who knows if a battle or war will break out?
You'll play as a Deadman or an Undertaker, or possibly your character is working for the Undertakers...
Nickname: (Use a bird's or any animals name-Crow, Mockingbird, Sparrow ect...I'd prefer if you'd choose a bird's name however)
Class: (Freedom Fighter or Work for Undertakers)
Appearance: (Photo preferred, Anime or Real)
History: (Detailed, Why are you at DW? Reaction to Carnival of Corpses? Loose anything to Penalty games? ect...)
Branch of Sin Name:
Branch of Sin Description:
Branch of Sin Abilities: 3 Max -Range 25-100ft for distance attacks (100 ft reserved really for ranged BoS users)
Name: (The name of the ability)
Rank: (What Rank is the Ability? D,C,B,A,S
Description: (What is the ability? What does it do?)
Where is Worm Eater Embedded:
Penalty Game Ruling:
If you loose in a Carnival of Corpses your character has to face a Penalty Game (See Useful Terms) Come to this thread and choose a number 1-100 and Walrus or I will figure out your Penalty.