I listened to the broadcast again, the same broadcast that had been playing for months now, day after day.
Civilians are urged to seek higher ground as the water level continues to rise. If you are on the coast, please seek refuge at a tall, concrete building and wait for the coast guard to arrive and take you further inland. Should the water level rise past the city of Atlanta, we are prepared to evacuate the city. Please remain calm as we find a solution to the impending problem. But that broadcast had been playing for months, and the water level had already passed Atlanta. But they didn’t come. And that was the last time the broadcast played, the last time we were informed of rescue, the last day we ever heard the broadcast. At least that’s how the elders told the story.
It is 114 years later. The water level has stopped rising, but the earthquakes continue. The small pieces of exposed land that still remain are toppling into the ocean due to the seismic activity. But we are different now. We aren’t the same. We don’t live the same lifestyle, we don’t live by the same rules, and we don’t live on the surface anymore. Everything has changed.
The remaining population now lives underwater, divided amongst each other in 3 different cities: Benthic City, Bioluminescence City, and Oceanic City. Each city has been named based on its location, Benthic and Bioluminescence City being at the bottom of the ocean, and Oceanic City being closer to the top of the ocean. Each city maintains one aspect of life, and therefore every city relies on one another to survive.
Oceanic City provides the rest of the cities with food, water, and oxygen. At the Oceanic Zone, sunlight still penetrates, allowing plankton to thrive. We survive off of plankton because it not only provides us with oxygen through photosynthesis, but it also provides us with a stable food source. Our food is made from a synthetic base added to vitamin rich plankton. Oceanic City also provides water by evaporating the salt in saltwater by using the heat and energy that Benthic City provides.
Benthic City is the energy capital of our underwater world, as it uses the heat emitted from hydrothermal vents to generate heat and power for the rest of the cities. It’s a dangerous and hard job however, since the hydrothermal vents often carry poisonous gases that would kill our population should the gases leak.
Bioluminescence City houses our builders and explorers. They expand our cities to accommodate the growing population and they also explore the ruins of shipwrecked submarines and vessels that sailed the ocean many years ago. Shipwrecks are the only way we can learn about our history, excluding the stories passed down from generation to generation. Bioluminescence City is the heart of our culture.
Our society is connected by a series of complex pipes and tunnels that span miles, allowing our three cities to communicate and share resources. We depend on each other for survival. We as a community define survival. We are humanity’s last hope.
Well I certainly hope you guys enjoyed reading that! I have been working quite hard to get this RP out to you guys, so I really would appreciate it if you guys would join!
-Please keep up with both the OOC and the IC! I cannot stress this enough! I will be posting in both frequently and I need you guys to stay active! The better you guys are with this rule, the more likely I am to make another RP!
-Two paragraph minimum per post! This is casual role play and I expect character development and standard writing!
-Use proper grammar, spelling, and mechanics! Don’t write like this:
Wow! U r so gr8! I cant even beleive that u did that like wow what a inspiriration (is that like even like how u spell that Omg lol).
Just don’t! That was painful for me to write, and hopefully that was painful for you to read.
-No godmodding! You will suffer injury. You don’t have superpowers and you never will.
-Try to keep foul language to a minimum.
-No sexual activity.
-I will add more should I need to.
Moral Alignment (Good, Bad, etc.):
City (Oceanic, Benthic, or Bioluminescence):
Job (Should match up with your city):
Writing Sample (Just a paragraph or so, will help in accepting applications):
SpoilerMy Character Sheet:
Not Up Yet. I just spent lots of time typing all this so I will do this later.
-If you have any ideas, be sure to post them below!
-I know that lots of you wanted to be a fighter, but there is no “fighting city.” I did this because I am going to throw in a curve ball that will make everybody have to fight some.
-This isn’t fantasy! There are no fantasy gods (Hades, Apollo, etc) or beasts.
-Since this RP has science elements, feel free to do research! I’d love it if you guys made this as realistic as possible!
-I am accepting and looking for better names for the RP! I want a better name for the IC so submit your ideas!
-If there are typos in my post, please acknowledge them so I can fix them!
-Lastly, I know everything stated above may not be 100% realistic or actually capable of happening, but for the sake of my time, it did happen and I’m not changing it.