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Set in the year 2072 - In a world where technology rules with black magic as its mistress; the unholy combination of genetic experimentation and ancient sorcery has produced monsters, angels, demons, and demi-gods alike all through the twisted brilliance of the "Good Doctor" and his people. The local government has done its best to mitigate the damages done, to reign in these former humans, and at times, utilize them as weapons of war.

They call them the Specials, they were once humans who had been tricked or forcably taken, many at a very young age, and through gentic enhancements have been made anew in the image of mythological beings or given extraordinary abilities or powers that should not exsist in this era of technology. The members of the task force charged with recruiting and controlling these super humans have been nicknamed Handlers. These are regular humans with biotic implants and augmented abilities to allow them to keep up with their unique charges and maintain control of the Compound.

This RP will be centered at The Compound just south-east of Sin City and will feature random missions with player controlled outcomes done in stages. The first stage began in the abandoned Laboratory #218, which is currently being wrapped up.

Playable characters currently are the Specials, and they can enter the game in three ways: having already been recruited by the government and living at the Compound, in stasis in one of the abandoned laboratories, or currently wandering the streets of Las Vegas where they will be picked up by the task force. It may have been years or simply days since the doctor released them into the world.

JOIN US: DR Application

THE CREW: DR Characters




AND IT BEGINS: The Compound

Darkness Reigns: GM Page

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2014-02-20 [Vhnori Valmos]: Hi Nox. Btw I sent you my application for here, lol

2014-03-28 [Nuktae-tal]: Not to be rude... But is this going to be moving?

2014-03-28 [The Black Goat]: my laptop is broken and the site is blocked on my home computer because my husband is certain that ET is spreading malware on his baby =P

2014-03-28 [Lirerial]: Nox, let me know if you want me to do anything to help keep this alive until you can come back

2014-03-28 [Elwyne]: yeah, we have hardly been moving lately have we? I'm under the weather but I still check in just in case. Nothing's happened for a while now though.

2014-03-28 [Nuktae-tal]: I understand.

2014-03-29 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: If anyone is interested in a sort of new rp, come and check out my rp called the moonlit shadows. I'm currently waiting on some people to come back on at the moment, but I am looking for more People to join. So come on by if anyone is interested.

2014-03-30 [Elwyne]: I might look at it a little bit later... when I'm not sick.

2014-04-27 [The Black Goat]: We're looking to promote from within the ranks, go to: DR Handler Application if you think you might be interested!

2014-06-01 [The Black Goat]: So the maps are almost finished (see diary entry) and I'm working on building pages for the main building. Anyone interested in helping out should give me a shout out.

Also, the Dormitories are the next thing on the list to make, so I was wondering if y'all might have preferences as to how they are laid out.

The original plan was to have ten connected buildings, almost like two/three story townhouses, with six people living in each. They'd have their own bedrooms but share a couple baths,a kitchen, and a living room. I could also do one level sets of three if that would be preferred.

2014-06-01 [CuteCommander]: Fulther and Silera might want to share a room :P

2014-06-01 [The Black Goat]: Sileras probably gonna get a single room inside of the compound like lace is

2014-06-01 [Lirerial]: It's ok, CC, Silera will still spend most of her time with Fulther

2014-06-02 [The Black Goat]: Sorek too probably lol

2014-06-02 [Lirerial]: Lol

2014-06-02 [The Black Goat]: All the aggressive ones get monitored 24/7 XD

2014-06-02 [CuteCommander]: Got some good watching with Silera and Fulther then ^_~

2014-06-02 [Lirerial]: Hahaha the security guards are gonna fight for that shift

2014-06-02 [The Black Goat]: Soooooo no opinions on dorm layouts?

2014-06-02 [Lirerial]: I like it :) I can help put up pages too if you like

2014-06-02 [The Black Goat]: That would be fantastic

I linked a few new pages but they'll need a template applied to them.

All my laptop died yesterday, may it rest in piece, so I'm going to be on less for posting and such

2014-07-17 [Nioniel]: Is this RP still active? If so, would you care to have it listed at Text Adventures?

2014-07-17 [The Black Goat]: It is, just slowed down a little by a dead laptop and an upcoming deployment ;D

We'll be getting it back up shortly, and definitely! That'd be great.

2014-07-17 [Nioniel]: When you've got it back up and running, please leave a comment at Text Adventures so that people can start applying to play! :)

2014-07-17 [The Black Goat]: aye aye ;)

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]:

Attention Everyone:

We have had our very first character death in the lab today.

--> Lab 218: Pool

Let's bow our heads for a moment of silence to pay our respects.


and now that that's done, ROLL CALL!

With my new laptop I can now finish building the compound and the dorms, so I need to see who is here and who is not here.

If you are still active in the lab you already have spots reserved, those who are inactive but are ready to return need to speak up, and all players with rogue or recruit characters that have not been brought in yet and are waiting to get started MUST comment here or their character will be deleted.

Any new players interested in joining should go read the rules and send me a character app ;)

2014-07-27 [Sheamus Finn]: Still here.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: lol I know you are

2014-07-27 [Nuktae-tal]: I can become active anytime now.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: Good to know =)

2014-07-27 [ancienteye]: Still here. :P Won't be able to post until tomorrow, but here.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: roger

2014-07-27 [shadow of darkness]: still here

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: gotcha =)

2014-07-27 [Lirerial]: I'm here :D

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: well duh XD you hush

2014-07-27 [~Valkyrie~]: Still here. I believe I can speak for Asdroth as well, but I will make sure he sees this.

2014-07-27 [CuteCommander]: Here. AND CRAZY!

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: Fantastic :)

2014-07-28 [Dezmond]: here and ready

2014-07-28 [Lirerial]: yay!!! I can't wait for Fulther to join the compound :D

2014-07-28 [Asdroth]: I'm in.

2014-07-28 [Asdroth]: You shal not deleat me!

2014-07-28 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: I'm here but still not ready to become active again

2014-07-28 [The Black Goat]: All right, let me know when you are, I'll move your character down to the inactive section if I haven't already

2014-07-28 [The Black Goat]: Cat, move your cute ass to the GM page as I'm pretty sure you stopped watching it ;)

2014-07-31 [Dezmond]: jeez >.> how many pages did you create for this rp? I can't seem to find them all lol, can we get a complete directory somewhere so i can go through and watch them?

2014-07-31 [The Black Goat]: alot and yes, once I've finished mapping out the compound XD

2014-07-31 [The Black Goat]: the very first page of the compound will have all of the maps and links eventualy

the lab was just a temporary stage

2014-08-03 [Reonowyn]: I'm here and ready! BTW hello everyone!

2014-08-03 [The Black Goat]: Good, glad you could join us =)

2014-08-03 [Kbird]: hi

2014-08-03 [Asdroth]: Howdy!

2014-08-03 [Nuktae-tal]: YAY HELLO!

2014-08-03 [CuteCommander]: Suuuup

2014-08-03 [The Black Goat]: Crimson have you decided to rejoin us? We can move your character from inactive to active if you out do :)

2014-08-03 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: Yeah I'm coming back now

2014-08-10 [The Black Goat]: Hey all, working on labeling the maps, and some stuff with plotting and possible restrictions for future character applications

I will probably be in need of some assistance once the second level map is up, building pages, applying templates and what not so as always if anyone feels up to helping just let me know

2014-08-10 [ancienteye]: I'll help. :3

2014-08-10 [The Black Goat]: you're the best, as always ;)

2014-08-10 [Asdroth]: I want to, but the next few weeks are going to get hectic for me and my posting will get thrown off as it stands, :( if I have the time I'll help out though.

2014-08-10 [The Black Goat]: I understand :)

2014-08-24 [The Black Goat]: In case you were wondering, DR isn't dead, the GM is just very very busy, but is almost done with the maps, so yay!

2014-08-24 [Asdroth]: Woot!

2014-08-24 [ancienteye]: Whoohoo~

2014-08-24 [The Black Goat]: also, had anyone heard from kbird lately?

2014-08-24 [~Valkyrie~]: *shrugs* She was last online 3 days ago.

2014-08-24 [ancienteye]: Oh, yeah. She said she needed to make dinner and then she didn't come back. I guess she's busy.

2014-08-24 [The Black Goat]: hmm

2014-08-24 [shadow of darkness]: maybe she was chopping potatoes for dinner and lobbed off a finger and had to be hospitalized? I know that's a bit of a stretch, but it would explain going to make dinner and not coming back, right? lol

here's hoping she's ok and everything is still attached. ^_^

2014-08-24 [ancienteye]: .____________. Yeah, I definitely hope that didn't happen. *shudder*

2014-08-24 [shadow of darkness]: my humor tends to hop to the more morbid of situations... sorry

2014-08-24 [~Valkyrie~]: lol

2014-08-24 [Asdroth]: Lol

2014-08-25 [Dezmond]: as morbid as that is, it nearly happened to me, cutting up potatoes one night and my mom was over for dinner, came in to talk to me and WHAM! lobbed off a chunk of the pad of my finger. Worst part was, once I got the boo boo all better, T-T I had to to cut potatoes all over again cause i bled on ALL the ones i'd just cut up...

2014-08-25 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: I've got a similar story. I was cutting up potatoes for supper when the knife i was using slipped slightly and cut deeply into my right thumb. lucky for me my brother and sister was home and called my former step-mom and my dad who came home and took me to the hospital to get stitched up. Still got the skar to prove it happened.

2014-08-25 [~Valkyrie~]: ...I fell into the corner of a door once and got three stitches... *broods in my corner feeling uncool*

2014-08-25 [ancienteye]: I lived in a town that was sort of halfway in a forest so the house I lived in as a kid had a lot of trees on it and you could actually go in the woods deep enough to not see the house without leaving the property. Anyways, there were some /really/ old treehouses and one had some old chickenwire fencing hanging off the side of it. And it looked like a slide. Unfortunately, a piece of (very sharp) wire was disconnected on there...

2014-08-25 [Lirerial]: XD when I was about 13 I was cutting brownies with a kitchen knife... a friend snuck up behind me and scared me and I stabbed the knife through my hand, like all the way through lol

2014-08-26 [shadow of darkness]: O_o ouch...

well, since we're all sharing, I've got two. Didn't need stitches or hospital trips for either though.

I was stabbing holes in potatoes so they wouldn't explode when baking and got distracted, and wound up jamming the fork right into the meat of my left hand, just beneath the thumb. Had 4 little square shaped holes in my hand for about a week.

Then I was working at a 24 hour gas station, that had an order out kitchen. (It's called Sheetz, for those of you from the east coast of the US) We had just opened a box of new knives and I was cutting the roll for an order. When I went to put the red vinegar on the bun, it appeared as if I already had... I looked down at my hand curiously and saw that my plastic glove was entirely full of blood. I had sliced a small chunk off the side of my thumb(again the left one...)

The good news about that one was, I got to learn how to run register that night. I wasn't allowed back in the kitchen lol

2014-08-26 [Kbird]: nice, I don't have stories like that...Oh wait I have one!
there was a kitten my brother and cousin where trying to catch and being a dumb 11 year old that wanted to hang with the guys, I tried to catch it...I succeeded but it ended up freaking out and biting through my thumb...needless to say I never went after it again, but I did catch it's brother and kept him as my companion~

2014-08-26 [Asdroth]: Got this! Had a portion of my pinky taken off my a table grinder, lost a large amount of skin on my left index finger to a .50 cal mg bolt. -drops the mic and walks away-

2014-08-26 [CuteCommander]: Had a ruptured bowel, practically gave me a second asshole, had to have surgery every 6 months for 4 years *eats the mic*

2014-08-26 [The Black Goat]: :disects CC to retrieve aforementioned mic:

Well this has been fun XD

2014-08-26 [Asdroth]: Indeed!

2014-08-26 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: Yes Yes it has

2014-08-26 [Lirerial]: I think CC took the cake with literally being torn a new one :3

2014-08-26 [The Crimsonwolf of the Hidden Leaf]: I think so to

2014-08-27 [shadow of darkness]: lol indeed

2014-08-27 [Asdroth]: Yeah... Lol.

2014-08-28 [Nuktae-tal]: I had a baby.... and six stitches for it. out of my lady parts.

2014-08-28 [The Black Goat]: I had two, one was 10.2 pounds, the other was 9.8 but I started hemorrhaging after :)

2014-08-28 [Nuktae-tal]: Mine gave me a hernia, and never going to that hospital or affiliated hospitals ever again.... he was a premature induced labor baby that should have not happened and should have been a C-section that I had no drugs for. Having the next baby when it happens at home!

2014-08-28 [CuteCommander]: I think the two ladies above win

2014-08-28 [The Black Goat]: Nah, as far as I'm considered babies are meant to come out of vagina's, the second asshole thing really made me go 0_____0

2014-08-28 [Asdroth]: Lol!

2014-08-28 [Lirerial]: lol I second Nox and I almost died having my kid!

2014-08-28 [Nuktae-tal]: I third Nox lol! it wasn't so fun giving birth but surgeries for years?

2014-08-29 [~Valkyrie~]: Yeah...I had a baby, basically with no meds (they wore off about a half hour before he was born), but it wasn't that bad. Not that I ever want to do it again.

2014-08-29 [CuteCommander]: My bum's fine now, btw, but I was farting in harmony for a while :P

2014-08-29 [The Black Goat]: XD

CC you crack me up

Oh yeah, did we mention that CC is one of the apostles now?


2014-08-29 [Mortified Penguin]: I don't recall the apostles being all about obedience. D:

2014-08-29 [The Black Goat]: Hmmm think of him as a bishop then, because cat is my pope and lire is Jesus XD

2014-08-29 [Mortified Penguin]: And I shall be God.

2014-08-29 [The Black Goat]: No, that would be me

2014-08-29 [Mortified Penguin]: But that's Godmodding and it isn't fair! Cheater! D:

2014-08-29 [Lirerial]: I am JESUS! Now give me your wine!

2014-08-29 [The Black Goat]: GOD HAS SPOKEN.

As this world's creator I command you to give Jesus wine now

2014-08-29 [Asdroth]: Wine on demand

2014-08-29 [Lirerial]: *gets completely wasted then takes off running across an ocean*

2014-08-30 [Nuktae-tal]: HEY! NO RUNNING JESUS!

2014-08-30 [Asdroth]: -drops to knees- oh merciful lord in heaven, declar this game on... Thank you.

2014-08-30 [The Black Goat]: It is being worked on with help of my saints XD those people know who they are

2014-08-31 [CuteCommander]: High Priest CC is ready to hear your confessions. They best be dirty!

2014-09-01 [Dezmond]: Okay, So, this one time, at band camp... xD

2014-09-01 [Nuktae-tal]: With an OBOE?!

2014-09-02 [CuteCommander]: I already know about your tuba exploits. However, I'm happy to hear them again!

2014-09-04 [Nuktae-tal]: I prefer the bass

2014-09-04 [Nuktae-tal]: not treble!

2014-09-10 [Kbird]: XD I'm so happy with that reply Nuktae!

2014-09-11 [Vhnori Valmos]: I prefer monotone....>_> XD

2014-09-11 [Nuktae-tal]: ahahahaha!!

2014-09-23 [Asdroth]: And it begins? Dose that mean we post now?

2014-09-23 [The Black Goat]: um no. did I say it was time to start posting?

2014-09-23 [Mortified Penguin]: Yes.

2014-09-23 [Asdroth]: In your diry entry you said post a and make commints. We ist your beta testers ;P

2014-09-24 [The Black Goat]: oh, in the comments, we aren't posting on pages yet XD that's just to make sure all the links are working and I didn't miss anything

2014-09-24 [Asdroth]: Lol

2014-09-24 [~Valkyrie~]: A couple questions to clear up some confusion Expecto and I had: Is there going to be a sort of master list of locations? Also, I'm a little confused about the map of the compound. I'm guessing it's just one of several buildings like it and there are more buildings with more apartments?

2014-09-24 [The Black Goat]: ........ huh?

2014-09-24 [The Black Goat]: there is the compound, and there are dorms next to the compound

2014-09-24 [~Valkyrie~]: ...I need to look at it

2014-09-24 [The Black Goat]: ten more hours before I do final look over and then get this bitch started, if you haven't already please click through the compound and let me know if you find anything missing (other than the first floor apartments, we know about those)

2014-09-25 [Lord Josmar]: If you want to add shrill back to the active lost, I think my life has evened out enough to allow me to start playing again.

2014-09-25 [The Black Goat]: alright, male or co-ed dorm? (I know it is fairly genderless but they'll probably assign him to either of those)

I choose for you and put him in co-ed, you took too long to respond XD

2014-09-25 [The Black Goat]: We are now starting! Please go to your respective dorms and start posting, yay!

2014-09-25 [Lord Josmar]: That works since Shrill is gender unidentifiable.

2014-09-25 [The Black Goat]: good, now go post!

2014-09-25 [Lirerial]: I did! :D

2014-09-25 [~Valkyrie~]: So did I! :p

2014-09-25 [ancienteye]: I posted Harkin kinda/sorta waking up. XD

2014-09-26 [shadow of darkness]: so we are no longer posting in the labs?

2014-09-26 [Asdroth]: Woot

2014-09-26 [Asdroth]: After dinner!

2014-09-26 [The Black Goat]: I can finish us off there, or we can just say everybody got out okay and luca took delilah on a helicopter back, everyone else got to ride in vans

2014-09-26 [Asdroth]: Hey I got to the compound in a POV. Lol.

2014-09-26 [~Valkyrie~]: That's because Luther wasn't on that mission, love. lol

2014-10-29 [CuteCommander]: Hey all, this has slowed to a crawl. Does anyone need any help with their characters anywhere?

2014-10-30 [Nuktae-tal]: yeah somebody go pick on Irah lol otherwise she'll be the community shut in! only if anyone wants however. I will post several times a week to help move things along then.

2014-10-30 [CuteCommander]: Where is Irah at the moment?

2014-10-30 [Nuktae-tal]: in her room lol. SHe was told to stay there. So she is.

2014-12-13 [The Black Goat]: I'm high as a kite right now (sick) so disregard anything I say for the next 24 hours

2014-12-13 [ancienteye]: Ah. XD That explains the diary entry...

2014-12-13 [Ms. Steel]: Aww, feel better.

2014-12-13 [Sheamus Finn]: Hope you feel better soon

2014-12-31 [The Black Goat]: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Let me know if who's waiting on who and I'll do a round of pokings :D

2014-12-31 [Sheamus Finn]: Marcus is just swimming, but Happy New Year to you too

2015-02-16 [The Black Goat]: Hey y'all sorry for the long time away, been really busy with family and work stuff since I got back, not much free time.

Give me a couple week to start getting things back in order and see who is still up to playing and we'll start again, maybe with a day or time change depending on whose dropped out.

If you have something going still feel free to keep on and if you need something while I'm not around, shoot me an email at as I have access to it while I'm at work and home.

Questions, comments, concerns?

2015-02-16 [CuteCommander]: Glad to hear you want to continue it! :)

2015-02-17 [Sheamus Finn]: I'm still game

2015-02-17 [shadow of darkness]: ditto

2015-02-17 [ancienteye]: I'm here. :3

2015-02-17 [~Valkyrie~]: Asdroth and I still want to play

2015-02-17 [Ms. Steel]: I'll play.

2015-02-17 [Mortified Penguin]: Let's do this!

2015-02-18 [yamisango]: good luck

2015-02-18 [Nuktae-tal]: I'm in

2015-02-21 [Lirerial]: This needs to continue :(

2015-02-23 [Nuktae-tal]: I agree

2015-02-23 [The Black Goat]: Hear y'all loud and clear :)

2015-02-28 [Reonowyn]: I'm game!

2015-02-28 [Elwyne]: hello?

2015-03-01 [The Black Goat]: Working on some stuff right now

2015-03-03 [The Black Goat]: Alright, so I've been giving it some thought and would like all of your opinions on the matter:

I've noticed that it might be a bit harder for people to adapt to a game set this far into the future, especially since your GM hasn't really made any kind of guide to the kind of tech that exists in this time frame and what the political climate is currently like.
Additionally, we’ve lost a number of players and I personally have become dissatisfied with premise behind this game.
So, I’d like to recommend a hard re-set; time and location change and a major plot shift to something more “Ghost in the Shell” meets “X-Men”.

Rather than designed by some kind of immortal mad-scientist, characters will be gifted with abilities, the origin of which is unknown, and are then recruited (mildly coerced) by an elite government agency dubbed Operation D.E.M (Deus Ex Machina).

Much like with Darkness Reigns the characters will have the option to live on a government compound that serves as the epicenter for their day to day operations. There will continue to be missions (the recruiting, capture, or elimination of other gifted members, continuing run-ins with a group referred to as “The Agency” and other rogue factions, and other under-cover ops) and possibly the option to have your character augmented with biotic enhancements (within reason).

So, any thoughts, questions, comments, hate-mail?

2015-03-03 [Ms. Steel]: Could I... keep most of the premise of my current DR character, and just alter, ya know, the history, to suit the new world/storyline? Alas, I am lazy, and I am fond of Thena.

2015-03-03 [The Black Goat]: she'd be fine, though might be discouraged from leaving the compound XD

2015-03-03 [Ms. Steel]: EXcellent!

2015-03-03 [ancienteye]: ...I feel like Harkin won't be as hilariously oblivious if he knows anything about the outside world. :/ Like how the roof and the sky are not the same thing.

2015-03-03 [The Black Goat]: given his strange appearence, he could have been kept in a basement all his life by his mom/dad/aunt/grandpa/grandma/other distant relative lol

2015-03-03 [ancienteye]: ...Oh, yeah. I forgot he looked weird. XP

2015-03-03 [ancienteye]: I'll fix his history this weekend when my finals are done.

2015-03-03 [The Black Goat]: so is that two yesses so far?

2015-03-03 [ancienteye]: Two yesses. :3

2015-03-03 [~Valkyrie~]: Sounds good to me. :)

2015-03-04 [Sheamus Finn]: Any thoughts to how Marcus might change? I'm willing to give it a shot though.

2015-03-04 [Lirerial]: Can I keep Silera? I'd play the new one too btw

2015-03-04 [The Black Goat]: I'd have to take a look, but silera would have to change a bit, I know for sure, since she's modeled after a goddess (a lot of characters are going to have to become seriously powered down now actually)

2015-03-04 [shadow of darkness]: what about Lysander? Would I have to change anything about him?

2015-03-05 [The Black Goat]: Give me a bit and I'll head over to the character page to make suggestions, but the main thing is that these characters aren't designed, they developed like this naturally, so the odds of their gift manifesting to exactly resemble a mythical being would be extremely low, maybe one in a million.

Think of this as a chance to play around with your characters abilities.

2015-03-05 [Asdroth]: Can I keep Luther or dose I needs new guy?

2015-03-05 [The Black Goat]: Luther should be fine, I'll be going through everyone's (who are showing interest in the upgraded version) character profiles to recommend minor changes or, worst case scenario, a complete overhaul of their abilities.

With the new version of this it's even more important that the characters aren't over powered.

2015-03-06 [CuteCommander]: I think I'd like to keep Fulther but perhaps play around with him a bit, change his powers and history, maybe add a little character development. What about Handlers?

2015-03-06 [The Black Goat]: They'll more or less have the same roll as agents in charge, they can also be very mildly gifted (Michael will have extremely limited precognition/telepathy)

2015-03-09 [Nuktae-tal]: I am interested in staying, I also have a new character concept.

2015-03-09 [ancienteye]: *curious* I'd still have to wait before introducing my second character, right? Should I remove her jaw-strength thing since they aren't being actively designed for combat anymore?

2015-03-10 [The Black Goat]: umm, might be awhile for second charcters after the shift over. I'm working on a smaller, less complicated HQ for them right now (dorms will be the same) which means some remapping, as well as revamping the DR pages to better fit the new theme.

2015-03-30 [Asdroth]: Interesting...

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