Hello and welcome to Dark Life QuestYou are [insert name here] and are a settler in the Benthic Settlement, in the waters of where the Eastern seaboard once was. Global warming has caused rising sea levels, and half the world has been swallowed by the sea. There is not much room left on land, and those who live there are crowded into tall skyscrapers. But Topside doesn’t matter. Your family was one of the founders, scientists sent by the government to research subsea living. You were one of the few born subsea, along with a few other settler’s children. You are forced to pay taxes in the form of your farmed kelp and fish, while Liquigen(the life giving fluid that lets you function underwater) is given for free to settlers. But not all is well in Benthic Territory. The Seablight gang has taken to raiding government supply ships and the government isn’t stopping them.Choose your:>[Name]>[Age]>[Dark Gift](given in next post)This quest will be my first and uses the setting from the Dark Life by Kat Falls. Any comments are welcome, cause I know my writing isn’t the best.
>>32698934Isn't this like, you're third time trying to get this exact same quest off?
>>32698957yeah, I forgot to put "quest" in the subject then 4chan shut down. Third try's the charm.You were born different, as were a lot of other children in the Benthic Territory. You started to notice it when your were ten and have worked on mastering it in secret. It is only a urban legend to Topsiders and your parents, but you and your friends know the truth. You have them, one at least.>Dark Gifts(Choose one):>Zombie Worm; secrete acid from your pores>Clown Loach; small blade-like spines are present on you hands and forearms, they are able to cut copper wire(Dad was pissed about the power outage) and are concealed in your skin>Dolphin; Echolocation and talking with dolphins>Electric Eel; do I really need to explain? you can shock shit your touching>Cuttlefish; your skin can change color to match the background>Axolotl; quick healing(fingers grow back over a weekend, you’re not Wolverine)As this quest progresses, your dark gift will get stronger and level up. Also, you guys should tell me how dark you want the quest to be. I can make it as dark as the Mariana trench or campy as fuck.
>>32699242so for axolotl will our healing ever reach wolverine tier?
>>32699283If this quest goes on for a long time, you will be able to grow back lost limbs in a day if you have food.
>>32699242I'm voting Electric Eel.And full Camp.
>>32699242>>32699242>Electric Eel; do I really need to explain? you can shock shit your touching>Axolotl; quick healing(fingers grow back over a weekend, you’re not Wolverine)decisions decisions
>>32699242Voting for cuttlefish.
If you guys want, I can post a list of upgraded powers. give me a minute
>>32699242I don't care what we pick, as long as the the tone is pretty dark within reason (i.e.not edgy)also, name>Hallbjörn Theophilosage>18
>>32698934>Ariel Lamb>24>(waiting for upgraded power list)
>Zombie Worm; acid able to burn through steel in a minute>Clown Loach; spines launchable and hard as diamonds>Dolphin; see in water and air, weaponized squeaks >Electric Eel; taser like, shock on a scale from static to killing >Cuttlefish; change color and texture of skin at will>Axolotl; grow back lost limbs in a day
>>32699242>Axolotl; quick healing(fingers grow back over a weekend, you’re not Wolverine)Campy as fuck please
>>32699242What, get rid of whale because everybody picked it last time?>Jack Gunter>14>Cuttlefish
>>32699242Axolotland don't care about the name as long as we're a girl, love my pale women. But then again a super pale bad ass is appealing...
>>32699560>Clown Loach>>32699587i mean HARD AS DIAMONDS that is kinda hard to beat
>>32699622I couldn't think of upgrades or a way to use it in the story. Kinda hard to say "you aren't tired yet" every time we do something
I think Clown Loach is the most interesting.
>>32699660i'll change this vote (mine) to clown loach
Looks like Clown Loach is a go, Name Age still needed>>32699660not gonna spoil anything, but most people aren't pale. Fishermen tend to get dark as hell from being on the water all the time and settlers are a bit weird
>>32699923read he books, the children that live on the ocean floor have lived down their so much that their skin is near translucent. The women at the docks are always gawking at the boy when he goes to see the surface girl because of his skin.Of course if we are a fisherman instead of a ocean floor farmer than not being pale makes sense.
>>32700036read the books to my son, kinda wanted to reveal that later. Oh well
>>32699923Sorry if i'm misinformed read the books a year ago, i loved them hope this quest goes well.
>>32700076oops... sorry about that i'll keep what remember to myself
Male 17-20 is a decent range. Name, James Montgomery.
>>32700115Thanks, this will go off the rails quickly(all quest do)
Green lantern shark pic
Also have a tie between male and female, with no consensus on name or age
>>32700365Changing my vote from James Montgomery to what this guy said to speed this up.
Okay, gonna mix together the replies to get started>Male>Josh Finn>20>Dark Gift: Clown Louchthis good for everyone?
>>32698934>ChargenI told ya son, chargen always goes poorly
You are Josh Finn and are 20 years old. You are also on the edge of a deep-sea canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon(not that the Grand Canyon is impressive, you can swim to the bottom in an hour) and there is the Statue of Liberty. Looks weird missing an arm and glowing. Wait why the hell is it glowing?Oh, it’s just a vampire squid shooting it’s ink at a swarm of green lights. Green lantern sharks! Only a a foot long, but vicious and hunt in packs. You saw them eat half of a whale shark in twenty minutes. Looks like there are about 15 of them, judging from the lights. The squid shot past, trailing blue ink but something even brighter was drawing their attention. Your helmet’s crown lights! Too late you shut them off with a jab at your wrist, you see the pack zeroing in on you! Doesn’t help much, you can’t unring a dinner bell.You:>try to escape on your manta board>fight them off with your harpoon gun>swim deeper into Coldsleep Canyon
>>32700614>>swim deeper into Coldsleep Canyon
>swim deeper into Coldsleep CanyonYou turn on your manta board, turn it's headlights, and enter in 4663. Releasing the board, it flys off toward your farm. Once the manta board has a slight lead and the green lantern sharks swimming after it, you kick off deeper into the canyon.Your wet suit, laced with carbon nanotubes, warms your body against the chill of the canyon. Lights float by, anglerfish and squids, unable to find you or scared off by the pheromones released by the suit.On a small outcropping, a smaller miner's rig sits. The miners search for black pearls, manganese nodules scattered on the floor of the ocean. Only, the rig doesn't have it's lights on. Probably just a safety precaution to stop green lantern sharks or squid along with claim jumpers that would take the manganese nodules. Thankfully, it has the added effect of showing the lack of lantern sharks.Do you:>enter the rig>swim back up>swim deeper>other
Rolled 15>>32701299>>enter the rig
>>32701323go with this
>>32701299>enter the rignever pass up possible loot
Need a tie breaker guys
>>32701451>Enter the rig
>>32701377i'll switch to entering the rig
>enter the rigYou circle around the rig looking for a way in, eventually swimming under through the muck(how miners can stomach this you don't know) under the airlock. You swim up to the rig's air lock, the door dilating like an eye to allow your entrance. Climbing the ladder into the dry room, you pull off your helmet and cough the Liquigen out of your lungs.The dry room is covered in a dark substance. Searching for the light switch, you stumble on a harpoon gun and jam the button for the lights. The floor is covered in blood, looks like the miner butchered a large fish, maybe a sunfish, but sunfish don't empty weapons racks and knock down the storage lockers.You walk down the hallway, toward the living quarters, when you hear a knocking on the metal of the rig! Is a giant squid attacking the sub? No, the sound is to regular, a 1-2 beat. Footsteps!You:>Hide in a bed, and pull the curtain>draw your harpoon-pistol>exit the rig>other
>>32701840>>exit the rig
>>32701840>>draw your harpoon-pistol
>>32701840>otherhide on the bed striking a sexy pose
Brb, need to take some meds
>>32701840>Hide in a bed, and pull the curtain>draw your harpoon-pistolwhy not both?
Draw the harpoon pistol. Should we stay or should we go?
>draw harpoon pistol and leaveYou rush out of the living quarters, into the bloody dry room. You grab the harpoon gun off the floor, slinging the rifle on your back. Lifting the helmet onto your head, the Liquigen nozzle slipping into place between your lips. Sucking down the green gel, the familiar felling of it sliding into your lungs calming your heart rate.Stumbling from a shaking of the rig, you slam against the wall. Suddenly, a red light on the ceiling begins to flash. Odd, the release button for the airlock is on the other side of the room.That must mean that someone is coming in from outside! Looking up through the glass ceiling, a giant shark is visible.The Specter! The Seablight gang's sub! It seems to be attached to the hooks on the top of the rig. And a member of the gang is trying to get in. Great.You level your harpoon rifle at the ladder and feel your spines on your forearms stand up.You:>fire at first sight>stop an hold him hostage>interrogate him >other
>>32702926>>fire at first sight
>>32702926>>stop an hold him hostage
>>32702926>>stop an hold him hostagewe can interrogate later
>>32703169>stop and hold him hostageRocking your head back, you move the helmet off and cough out the Liquigen. The Liquigen lets you dive without getting the bends or having to decompress but you can't talk with it in your lungs.The gang member, a large man with a strong shine and incredibly pale skin. He must be an albino, Shade! The leader of the Seablight gang and the only member who doesn't darken his faceplate, is about to get captured by you. Maybe there's a reward.The albino climbs the ladder without looking up and takes off his helmet before seeing you."Stop right there criminal scum"you shout.The albino turns around, holding his hands above his headRoll 1d100Best of 3
Rolled 56>>32703391shit shit shit shit
Ah damn, I missed it.
>>32703435Need one more roll, crits have precedence ie nat 1 is your roll
97: Great SuccessThe albino holds his hands above his head and starts coughing up his Liquigen, the oxygen in the rig's dry room turning it to simple CO2 and nitrogen. "Easy buddy, no need to do anything hasty" Shade says."What are you doing in this prison? Is Doctor Nicholas still experimenting on people here? Where are the rest of you?""What are you talking about, this isn't a prison, this is a miner's rig. Right?"No, seems like you don't know much. Come with me and I'll explain everything" the albino saysDo you:>trust him>distrust him>otherthe 97 decided that he would he friendly and not kill you
>>32703852>tentative allianceWatch your back
>>32703852Also, this seems like a good ending place. Can someone archive this? I'll stay for questions and suggestions for as long as I can
>>32699242Late as hell, but>>Axolotl; quick healing(fingers grow back over a weekend, you’re not Wolverine)Here's to hoping we get closer to Wolverine-tier
>>32707113Ignore that, I'm a nigger who didn't read the thread>>32703852>trust him>other: still keep him at gunpoint