The year is 4017. A nuclear war decimated the world in 2250. Cities, landmarks, entire masses were wiped out with the push of a button. Only the brightest minds were given prior notice and stowed away in bunkers that saved their lives, even though some of them were quite certain that even hidden away while the war blazed above, humanity would be wiped out. Extinct by it's own hand. Fortunately, that was not the case.
New generations were born within the bunkers. Generation after generation, until humanity finally took to the only safe place that was left. The seas. In the matter of a century, multiple cities were built, technology was advanced at a rapid speed with the smartest people at it's hands. When the lands became poison, the seas offers the perfect getaway and, within time, the radiation on the lands dissipated and the greenery grew lush again. People used what they were taught and what they could find from early days, mixed it with their technology, and created a new agricultural regime that managed to grow food and plants used in every important (and some not so much) find in the times.
In every cluster that was built, the cities were made the exact same way: One large viewing room with comfortable seating where people can hang out or do whatever and four sections split into four categories. Security and Medical, those that are the police, the guards, those that keep the people safe and go to the mainland to hunt for meat. This is also where the doctors and nurses work within the infirmaries and make sure everyone is physically healthy. Research & Education, where the scientists and geniuses do their work to further the clusters and the next generation are taught. Agriculture, those that grow the food and make sure the water is filtered. Those that keep everyone fed and healthy. And last, Recreation and Maintenance. This is where everyone comes to unwind after a long day's work. Bars, restaurants, arcades, spas, anything that anyone can think of to help them unwind. This is also where everyone who makes sure that everything is up and running works from.
Underneath all of this, the living quarters wind down into the depths of the waters, ranging from sunshine to darkness. Each one comes with its own attributes. Whether it's a one, two, three or four bedroom. Three different floorplans for each set of rooms gives the tenant a choice in their preferences as well, whether it's floor 1 or 100. Everything you could want is right there at your fingertips and ready for your needs.
Underneath all of this, the filtering system sits on the bottom of the ocean floor, taking in water and filtering it through the cluster. Everything in the clusters are safe for consumption and use. This is the same on every cluster, but you have ended up on Aequorea. Aequorea is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs.
One such breakthrough accidentally opened a rift in the dimensional tissue that has started bringing people from other realities into this one. This is your new home. Do enjoy yourself and try not to break anything. Sure, it can be fixed, but that doesn't mean it's not a pain to do so. Feel free to buy your own small vessel as well. Boats are abundant and an easy way to move around (just don't go to the mainland, it's unsafe). Most people even find boats nice to relax on. You may like it yourself, as well.
The full list of the tenants can be found here.
This contemporary floor plan offers a comfortable yet light and bright space for a young couple or single to enjoy.
Imagine having a closet space that’s about the size of your kitchen. Yep, you’ve arrived in a fashionista’s paradise when you tour this apartment. A spacious bed and bath, HUGE walk-in closet, and a charming living space gives this comfortable and cozy one bedroom personality.
This one bedroom features an incredibly large walk-in closet, modern L-shaped kitchen, a functional island/breakfast bar, good natural light, plus laundry, pantry, and linen closets and enough square footage to fit a small dining table.
Looking for something light and bright? This two bedroom space keeps it clean and simple with dominant neutrals and smart usage of its space.
This positively decadent two bedroom offers plenty of square footage, luxury amenities, and a polished interior design, as well as a domed balcony to look out at the sea from within it.
Looking for the feel of a larger space but only need two bedrooms? This design would be happy to oblige with ample space for furniture and belongings alike. A generous master suite and large layout ensures comfort for singles and couples.
This three bedroom apartment features a private bath for the master, along with a private hallway leading to it. The two others share a bath with a shower/tub and a small shared hallway leading to each room for privacy from the living areas. The kitchen features a breakfast nook with seating, along with a dining table. The living room features both a love seat and a full sized couch with a flat screen television for all of your entertaining needs.
This spacious design boasts three good sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large kitchen, dining room and roomy family room. There is also a domed patio you can enjoy your views from.
This beachy design uses white and sea foam green to immediately transport you to Cape Cod or another seaside town. The bedrooms are not large, but the centralize living area and domed patio leave space for ultimate relaxation.
This spacious four bedroom apartment comes with a private bathroom containing a shower stall with seating for each room. Each room has space for a desk, as well as the bed and a contains a walk in closet. The kitchen has counter space and barstools for your meals. Entertain yourself and guests in the living area with the wall mounted television, couch, loveseat, and coffee table, as well as a washer and dryer.
This four bedroom layout gives each occupant a good deal of privacy. Three of the rooms even include a private outdoor space with separate entrance.
This contemporary floor plan offers a comfortable yet light and bright space for a young couple or family to enjoy with four decent sized bedrooms, four full bathrooms and amenities.
Trieste Kelly Dunn
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
VAN ECK, WYLAN
Caleb Landry Jones
WEASLEY, MOLLY II
Deborah Ann Woll
THE SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES
Harry Shum, Jr.
DON'T BE A DOUCHE
There is a reason this rule is first in line. All too often we find ourselves having to defend ourselves for no other reason than we disagree with someone else. This is meant to be fun. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Basically, don't harass people. If they want to plot with you, cool. If not, well, don't push. If we find out that you're actively engaging in flaming, harassing, or making other players uncomfortable in any way, shape, or form, or you're a part of a community like or others like them, YOU WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY. No questions, no reprieves. You will be gone. That kind of behavior is juvenile and will not be tolerated.
DON'T IGNORE PEOPLE
No one likes to feel like they're not wanted in a game. Feeling like the local leper flat out sucks. Make an effort to toss characters together that wouldn't normally be in the same room. It makes things a lot more fun that way.
DON'T GOD MOD / METAGAME
Plain and simple. Don't use another person's character in any way unless you have the mun's permission. It just cuts down on a lot of stupid crap that way. And don't bring knowledge of OOC things IC (that includes knowledge you have that your character shouldn't and if you get into a fight with someone who has a character yours is involved with, don't take it out on the character).
This is one of those games that's meant to be a release from everyday plot. Enjoy it!!
Keep your play-bys believable. Obviously you're not gonna use a forty year old for a teenager and a teenager for a forty year old. Think people.
TYPICAL MISTAKES IN ROLEPLAY
If your character comes in a certain way, don't suddenly make them do a one-eighty without having a damn good reason. No one's personality changes overnight. Make it work over time. Pregnancies, should they happen, will take nine months to play out. And don't use miscarriages as a form of birth control. If we catch you doing it, you only get one warning.
As a player, you are required to post a thread every two weeks. Journal posts in the network are optional. When a hiatus is needed, just let us know. And if you feel the need to leave, tell us. No harm, no foul.
There is a 10 character max per player!! If you cannot keep up with all 10, you will be asked to drop some.
All original characters will be residents of Aequorea City. They are human and have lived in the Cluster their entire lives. No exceptions.
We all know people have different tastes. Some like their icons sexy, some like them bland, some like them colorful and hell, there are even some that like them black and white. But please. If you're going to have a sex icon, make sure its tastefully cut and that there are no "parts" showing. Some people are offended by that sort of thing. Also, make sure that the icons are of YOUR PB!! If there are things pertaining to something that's not game related, they shouldn't be there. Plain and simple. Use common sense, people.
Keep profiles clean and readable. Follow the app and make sure that the profile is in an entry in your journal and unlocked.
MOD'S WORD IS LAW
Yes, we'll discuss things with you. We don't mind compromising. But getting your own way all the time is not going to happen. Mod's word is FINAL. Don't argue, don't bitch, don't cry. Deal with it. You don't like it, don't join. And this doesn't exclude members already in game. If you can't follow the rules, leave.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO KNOW ABOUT AEQUOREA CITY?
Aequorea is just one of many clusters where humanity has taken root in this new time. Each cluster can house 20,000 people and caters to everything that anyone may need. Algea, Plankton and Mollusks are farmed underwater, while fruits and vegetables are farmed on the surface. A field of water turbines on the ocean floor generate energy from the ocean currents in order to power the Clusters. The geometry of the Clusters couneract the motion of the waves.
WHERE DOES MY CHARACTER SHOW UP WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT AEQUOREA?
As your canon character sample states, your character is pulled through a rift in the continuum and straight into the main lab in Aequorea. They explain things to you once you've calmed down (by their means or your own) and from there, you're free to go where ever while your identification cards are being made.
WHAT IS THE LORE IN AEQUOREA?
Each fandom has it's own Lore behind it. This would still remain the case should the characters from that fandom end up in Aequorea. Wouldn't you want to meet someone who is the same as you... but different?
CAN I JUST COPY/PASTE MY CHARACTER'S CANON FROM THEIR WIKI PAGE?
Absolutely not. We want to read about the character from your side of writing. By all means, use the wiki page for reference, but write the history/personality/etc. out yourself.
CAN I NPC CHARACTERS I NEED?
Unless those characters are children or OCs, no.
I'VE WRITTEN MYSELF INTO A CORNER. CAN I RETCON MY CHARACTER?
While your character cannot be retconned, they can be given knowledge on future events. But to do so, they must be sent to the lab where they will be put into a memory pod for a week and shown the events that they lived in their own world. During this week, that character cannot be played.
THE CHARACTER I WANT TO PLAY IS IN GAME ALREADY, BUT THERE'S A BOOK/FILM/SERIES VERSION OF THE CHARACTER TOO. CAN I PLAY THEM?
Only if there is a significant difference in the characters can you play the same one. If it's close to the character already in play, no. For instance, Harry Potter film/book characters are similar, whereas From Dusk Till Dawn film/series characters are significantly different because different things happened to them.
CAN MY OC BE FAMOUS?
The famous of Aequorea (read: Actors/Actresses, Musicians, Reality Stars, etc.) live on a completely different Cluster just for them. If you want your OC to be famous, they must be retired, or in the case of an Author, using a psuedonym and not blabbing about it to everyone.
CAN MY OC HAVE THE FACE OF ANOTHER?
Simply put, no. No two OCs can share the same face unless they're are biologically twins. Fandom characters, however, are likely to share the same face between fandoms.
CAN MORE THAN ONE VERSION OF THE SAME CHARACTER IN A FANDOM EXIST?
As long as the character is canon (ie: at least mentioned) in another verse (ie: any visited upon verse that is different from the original), the character can be played.
WHAT IF MY CHARACTER HAS POWERS SUCH AS THE ABILITY TO TIME TRAVEL/OPEN PORTALS TO OTHER DIMENSIONS/SPACE TRAVEL?
Any and all characters that have abilities that could take them out of Aequorea's dimension will find those particular abilities dampened to the point that they can only move among clusters and the land. There is no way to leave the time and place that your character has arrived to.
CAN MY CHARACTER BRING ANYTHING WITH THEM?
Your character was ripped through a dimensional tear, so to speak. So whatever your character may have been holding, wearing, etc. will be brought with them. Obviously, this does not include large things such as a car (sorry, Dean).
CAN MY CHARACTER HAVE A PET?
Of course they can. Dogs, cats, fish, birds, snakes, they've all survived. And some may have even been in your possession when you were pulled to Aequorea. If not and you want one, talk to a Land Rover. They go searching the land for meat and might be able to catch something to bring back for you.
WHAT IF MY CHARACTER IS A MINOR?
Any character 16 and younger that is pulled through the rift is placed with a foster family until they are able to (or can prove beforehand) that they are able to live on their own.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CLUSTERS?
There are many other clusters, but the ones of note are the clusters, Cannonball (which is strictly recreation in the same vein as Vegas), Malo Kingi (the cluster where celebrities live), Pelagia (the medical cluster), and Turritopsis (the prison cluster). Other noted residential clusters in the same vein as Aequorea are Atolla, Aurelia, Carukia, Cassiopea, Chironex, Chrysaora, Cotylorhiza, Craspedacusta, Diplulmaris, Drymonema, Gonionemus, Hysoscella, Lion's Mane, Melanaster, Nomuras, Phacellophora, Phyllorhiza, Porpita, Quinquecirrha, Rhizostoma, Rhopilema, Tiburonia, and Stygiomedusa. A map of the cluster territories can be found here.
WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME FROM?
This idea came from the very real concept of Aequorea City, by architect Vincent Callebaut. I find the idea of living on the water fascinating and thought it would make an interesting basis for my panfandom game. If you'd like more information on it, you can find that here.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Feel free to ask. We'll answer it and add it to the list!!
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