"Suppressing Fire!" yelled the head Sargent, dressed in military Fatigues. Ten men all dressed in camouflage all knelled down in a fan formation, unlocked the safeties on their rifles and fired a barrage of rounds into the nearby woods, causing wood chips and leaves to fly everywhere. There was a pause as the Sargent took a quick headcount, and pressed his troops forward in a fan formation. It wasn't the most effective tactic, but for clearing the woods it got the job done.
"We've got this sector clear sir" said a young greenhorn, trying to reload his gun and look a little more intimidating. The Sargent nodded, and then all hell broke loose. A entire tree trunk came falling out of the god damn skies, flattening the Sargent and the young greenhorn instantly. If that didn't strike fear into the remaining nine men into submission seeing a woman appear out of nowhere and stab one of their own certainly was. "Die you god damn Mutant-" shouted one solider when he was rudely cut off before being picked up, levitating in the air for a moment, and then brutally being smashed down into the ground, becoming a bloody mess of guts. The perpetrator slowly walked out of the forest, holding his hand out in front of him in a Vader pose.
"Was the Star wars pose a bit much?" Asked the mystery man, scaring the living piss out of the remaining special ops soldiers. They'd been briefed for this kind of stuff but it was one thing to see video and hear it, it was one entirely different thing to see it happen live and in front of your face. Guns hanging at their sides the soldiers stood dumbfounded at the raw power the man in front of them wielded. "Just a little" replied the lady, wiping the blood off of her blade in the glass. "You may be wondering, Who are these people? Why did our Sargent just die? Should we run?" said the man, being a little bit of a speech, slowly walking in circles around the group. "Jacob, and Alexa" He said, gesturing to himself and the woman milling around the group. "A tree fell on him, And Yes" were the last seven words the group ever heard.
The Year is 2020, 8 years past modern day. In an island in the southern pacific a sinister project has been taking place. Nisco incorporated has been illegally enhancing workers, and test subjects via a mixture of chemical cocktails. The island went completely dark seven months ago and the UN has sent in special forces onto the island, that's all that has been known about the island, called Devon Island. Nasco Incorporated has completely been wiped off the map, almost disappearing into the corners of the earth. Satellite images have been taken, and a general shape and size of the island has been gained, but scramblers have been periodically placed on the island, by who or what, no one knows. The only way to get onto the island is by boat or plane, and even then it's a fairly long trip from New Zealand to the island. You play as one of these unfortunate test subjects, no memory, no knowledge, you've been abandoned on this island, trying to find a way out, or a way to thrive.
Nasco Incorporated has been doing twisted twisted things on Devon Island. The primary result of their research is a chemical change in the Human bodies structure. A change so radical that you could make an argument for calling them an entire different species. While at the basic level they have the physical composition of a regular Human each subject has a sense enhanced or a new physical augment. This can range from enhanced hearing to the ability to wield fire. However Nasco Incorporated could only modify the human body to a small degree, any more and the DNA would begin to break down. Which resulted in the next advancement Nasco made.
Due to the unstable nature of the chemical changes of the DNA, amplifying stations were created. A series of electrodes and wires hooked into the body, it enhances the powers while also allowing the DNA to stabilize itself, not causing the DNA to decompose a such a fast rate. Amplifying Stations are supposedly located at research facilities. However, a sure lock of their location is simply unknown.
As you may of noticed if you read the background, this little story takes place in 2020, eight years in the future. I'm not going to go all call of duty on you and say that we've got entirely cyber based, but a few things have changed. China now holds the lead in the industry and the population is now 10 Billion people. Tablets are now the norm for interfacing with devices, as the keyboard is going the way of the dinosaur. Guns haven't changed a great deal except for the taser has now been modified into a stun baton of sorts, used in close quarter combat to deal with unruly foes.
Nasco has also been busy at work improving the present and future, and have created a variety of tech native to this alternate future. Some well known Nasco products include:
Instant food! Roast it over a fire, and it'll pop in a bag like popcorn, always useful for the man on the go.
Need a tracker? Try the Nasco instant location system. One download on your official Nasco Tablet and you'll know exactly where you are!
No idea what you're look at? Try the Nasco Mobile Identification System, Take one picture with your Nasco Tablet and it'll tell you exactly what it is!
Along with these handy tools, Nasco has also produced a variety of black market and highly illegal goods, and some that never saw the light of day.
I'd love to say I'm going to completely honest with you about everything, guide you through a tale of redemption and revenge where you, the ever lasting hero, save the day. No. You're most likely going to fail, and that's a good thing. You probably could use a good kick in the pants. I like to do things a little different, so instead of just letting you choose your powers, they'll be Pm'd to you privately. "Why?" You may ask, wanting some choice in the matter. I don't want you fellow players to know. If you're smart you'll use the mystery to your advantage. You don't need to save the day. Maybe you want to rule the island, or kill everyone, Who knows?
I will pm you privately a copy of what your power is and detail your capabilities. Every time you use an amplifying station I will also update you on your powers. More so, you can die. People will try and kill you, your team mates will be allowed to kill you. ( With good reason or motive of course ) Use your secrecy to your advantage, good luck.
No Power Gaming
No Meta Gaming
No randomly killing people or team mates unless it fits your character.
As much as I hate to include this one, my word is pretty much final, although I do listen to reason.
No describing sexy times. Have it, sure. But gloss it over.
Violence is a thing, but I don't need to hear about you eating his heart or bathing in his blood.
Birthday: ( Anywhere from age Twelve to Sixty Five. )
Physical Appearance: ( Photo is fine, if you don't have one use words )
Personality: ( How does your character act or behave? )
History: ( Your past, two paragraph minimum. )
Skills: ( Anything they've learned throughout their life )
Good luck, Play Smart, and have fun!