posted on 17-Feb-2003 12:35:11 PM by Elizabeth Evans
Ok, I was inspired this morning after watching Dean Koontz's Intensity, a movie based on his novel. For those of you who don't know the story, don't let that stop you from signing up. I'll let you know whatever you need to know to role play.

Here's the story:

It's an AU/Crossover kind of story. Liz is the fourth podster, not Tess. Liz was Max's bride Ava back on Antar. She didn't come out of her pod until later and was found wandering around the desert by the Delanes, who later adopted her. The Delanes also have a daughter named Ariel, who is two years younger than Liz. Shortly after the adoption, the family moved to....not sure where the story of Intensity actually takes place, so let's say Oregon. So, Liz and Max have never met, but they both dream of each other occasionally.

One night while fifteen-year-old Liz is at a sleepover, tragedy strikes...her parents are murdered, and her younger sister Ariel is missing. Liz has no other family that she knows of, either alien or human, so she's sent to a foster home. Meanwhile, she begins in earnest to search for her missing sister, as well as her possible alien family, including Max.

A year later, Liz gets her first real lead that her sister Ariel might still be alive and in danger. So she runs away from the foster family and sets out to save her sister. Meanwhile, the murderer who has Ariel strikes again...

The Characters
Liz Delane-The fourth alien, came out of her pod later than the others and was separated from them. Her powers are telekenesis, and later premonitions. Liz was found wandering around the desert at the age of five and was adopted by the Delanes. Ten years later, Liz lost the only parents she's known at the hands of a brutal killer who kidnapped her younger sister. A year later, she's found her first lead that her sister is still alive and sets out to find Ariel.

Ariel Delane-Liz's human sister, age 14, kidnapped and terrorized by an evil murderer. She has held on longer than any of the other victims...she's been locked in a basement room for a year. She holds on to sanity by withdrawing into herself and no longer speaks (at first, whoever plays her can show her thoughts and reactions to whatever happens and later she can choose to speak again). She reads the Wind in The Willows, praying that one of its characters, Wise Old Badger, will send someone to take her away from this horrible inprisonment (In the movie, Chyna tells Ariel that whenever she needs to, that Ariel should just call out, "Badger!" and Chyna will be there for her). Ariel doesn't know that Liz is still alive. The killer told her that he'd killed her whole family.

Chyna Shepard-A young woman in her twenties with a traumatic past (bmail me for more details if you want to play her). Her childhood prayer that she uses whenever she's in terrifying situations is, "Chyna Shepard, untouched and alive." Like Ariel, Chyna used to read Wind In the Willows as a child and would pray for Badger to send someone to take her away from her horrible surroundings. Her best friend Laura Templeton talked her into going to the Tempelton home for the holidays. On Chyna's first night there, the killer struck. Laura Templeton, her brother Jack (a musician), and their parents, were murdered. Chyna was the only survivor, and she hides in the killer's RV in order to avenge the murders. Along the way, Chyna discovers that the murderer is hiding a child named Ariel in his basement and determines to save this girl.

Edgler Foreman Vess-The murderer. He lives for the pursuit of intense experiences and has become a serial killer. He enjoys making words and phrases from his name, such as "God fears me." He killed Liz and Ariel's parents and kidnapped Ariel. A year later, he went to the Templeton house because Ariel and her family had some of Jack Templeton's CD's, and Edgler murdered the Templetons. What he didn't realize was that there was another in the Templeton house that night. Chyna hid herself well, due to years of practice, to avoid detection. To all outside appearances, he is superficially charming and holds down a job. He lives in a secluded woodsy cabin surrounded by a huge fence, and has several vicious dogs. I was also thinking that he might be Khivar, who came to Earth to wipe out the Royal Four in addition to wreaking havoc on innocent humans...

Maria Deluca-Michael's girlfriend. They had this arguing/flirty thing going for ages, but they never got together until he came to her house one night after Hank beat him. She learned everything that night, about his life and who he truly is. From then on, she vowed to protect him, Max, and Isabel.

Michael Guerin-Pretty much self-explanatory, although I just wanted to add that it would be cool for him to be Liz's brother in this story.

Max Evans-Also self-explanatory. He's the leader of their group, takes all the responsibility on his shoulders. Liz is his dream girl (literally), and not even Tess' arrival in town can distract him from Liz. However, Tess does show them the pod cave, and later Max, Tess, Michael, and Isabel use the orbs to receive the message from home about their destiny.

Isabel Evans-Max's sister. When Maria found out about their true identities and was so supportive, Isabel gained a good friend. And she finally started learning to let herself open up to people, including Alex when he later found out. After learning of their destinies, Isabel doesn't pull away from Alex. She instead goes with her heart, knowing that she needs him now more than ever. Then, shortly after dealing with the Skins, Isabel receives this distress signal/flash from Liz, and knows that Liz is their true fourth. The gang follows Iz's visions that lead them to Liz and her mission to save Ariel and destroy Edgler/Khivar.

Alex Whitman-Maria's best friend. In love with Isabel. He's sweet. He's a true friend. He's Alex *happy*. What more is there to say?

Kyle Valenti-The jock who discovered Buddha after learning about the existence of aliens. In love with Tess.

Tess Harding-raised by Nasedo, she was lied to her whole life. After Nasedo was killed by the skins, she was taken in by the Valentis and began to open herself up to her human side, and also to reconnect with the good person she was in her past life. On Antar, she was actually Serena, a good friend and advisor to the Royal Four. Once she learns the truth due to Isabel's visions, she vows to disown everything Nasedo taught her, embrace the truth and her human side, and help her few family and friends on their quest to save Liz. She's in love with Kyle.

Cast List
Liz Delane-Elizabeth Evans
Ariel Delane-Liz_Parker
Chyna Shepard-
Edgler Forman Vess/Khivar-
Max Evans-Jeremiah
Isabel Evans-
Michael Guerin-
Maria Deluca-baby_bre
Alex Whitman-qt4167013
Tess Harding-CrazyAphrodite
Kyle Valenti-qt4167013

[ edited 16time(s), last at 20-Feb-2003 4:54:00 PM ]
posted on 17-Feb-2003 1:15:32 PM by jeremiah
I want Max!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 1:45:39 PM by Elizabeth Evans
Max is yours! *happy*
posted on 17-Feb-2003 4:51:06 PM by Liz_Parker
Hey, I guess I could me Ariel *happy*
posted on 17-Feb-2003 5:05:43 PM by Elizabeth Evans
Ariel is yours *happy*
posted on 17-Feb-2003 7:06:51 PM by qt4167013
I would LOVE to play Alex....and if you need a Kyle I am sooo there.
posted on 17-Feb-2003 7:09:56 PM by Elizabeth Evans
That's great! Alex and Kyle are yours *happy*
posted on 17-Feb-2003 7:13:22 PM by qt4167013
thanks! this looks great! I soo can't wait to start!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 8:24:11 PM by CrazyAphrodite
hey guys, I would love to play tess!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 9:42:36 PM by Elizabeth Evans
qt4167013, I'm so excited to start soon, too! It's going to be a fun adventure!

CrazyAphrodite, Tess is yours! *happy*

Welcome to the rpg, everyone! We have a few more parts to go and we'll be ready to begin!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 9:46:40 PM by Liz_Parker
Cool *happy* Hope I can play Ariel ok *happy* I'm usually just Serena or Liz.
posted on 17-Feb-2003 10:42:04 PM by Elizabeth Evans
I'm sure you'll do a great job as Ariel! *happy*
posted on 18-Feb-2003 12:20:23 AM by baby_bre
can I try being maria? heehe
posted on 18-Feb-2003 4:12:29 PM by Elizabeth Evans
Maria is yours! *happy*
posted on 18-Feb-2003 9:48:28 PM by Liz_Parker
Bumpity Bump!
posted on 20-Feb-2003 4:55:30 PM by Elizabeth Evans
Thanks for the bump! *happy* I hope a few more people sign up soon so that we can begin!