THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
"Live for me, breathe for me, kill for me, and....
Die for me."
Die for me."
- This is a sadistic world that takes young kids and offers and exchange of their lives for better power. At least they offer this "exchange" now, only a few years prior they used to just kidnap/force the children to be experimented on ops.
- The main characters are not necessarily good characters.
- It's called Petri Dish hesitantly because I like how it sounds and it is about cultivating [viruses] in a closed off setting. But the fancier name was something like Verrouille. [meaning locked up in French]
- I'd say a STRONG PG-13 warningfor violence, dark concepts, more violence, and a lot of deaths.
- By the way, everyone is gonna die. : D
- This world takes place in a slightly futuristic alternate reality.
- Clothing style is very modern and current era, not much technology actually effects the normal population's life.
- It takes place in a mega city surrounded by a massive [artificial] forest. The mega city is made up of sky scrapers and loopy subway tracks. It's a very clean city with massive train tracks that go upside down and loops around the city - essentially creating a wire like bubble.
- Beyond the forest is a drop off cliff shrouded by mist and darkness that leads to nowhere. A lot of terrorists
- With a strong emphasis on keeping inside a bubble, humans live their life out monitored by technology every day of their lives.
- They are kept this way because of constant attacks from rebels and terrorists.
- It is common to hear of an attack/bombing/massacre/etc almost daily in this city.
- However, there exists an elite group of humans, cultured to deal with the attacks and save humanity, who come to find the attackers, and kill them. A sure way of getting rid of them, once and for all.
- Rumors say, that there is something not quite human about them.
- In my sick and twisted mind, I thought it would be really fun to give mechanical implants to my characters. And then I went further with that idea and gave them mechanical implants that would help enhance a feature while completely destroying something "human" about them by doing so.
- Basically there is this facility of scientists funded by the government that live/work inside parts of the forest surrounding the city. There is one head scientist/dude/president of the facility that orders everything. These scientists are seemingly normal people who capture or bribe young children to accept an exchange. The exchange is to lose something precious to them in exchange for immense power [and education, money, killing rights, etc].
- Once an exchange has been done, it is impossible to reverse because what they take is destroyed forever. The implant inserted into them is always a double edged sword as well. And many have bombs/etc implanted into them that at the sign of a rebellion will kill the user instantly.
- The facility used to kidnap poor orphaned children off the streets but stopped after realizing that causalities and the desire for power created stronger, greedy individuals.
- The causalities of human population have decreased greatly because of these children though!
- Yet the life expectancy of these altered humans are very low! And many of them suffer very severe side effects to having something mechanical and non organic forcibly inserted into them in a very traumatic state.
- The children are raised in the facility which disguises part of itself as a boarding/private school at the edge of the city. They go to school there and pretend to be normal kids. Some are even allowed inside the city when they're not working, if they are sane enough. They live their all their lives, usually dying before they reach adulthood.
- Groups of three or so are sent off nightly to different parts of the city to either patrol, take out, or investigate. They pretty much assassinate anyone from company presidents to terrorists, to their own friends.
- Their friends, or runaways, have started brewing their own rebellion against this psychotic facility.
- The story is split into [at least] two different parts.
- Mirror : One story is about Runi and the people he meets and it goes through his time at the facility, how he got there, what he is made to do, and what becomes of it. The people he meet and the choices he wants versus is forced to make will lead to the breaking of the system.
- Maze : The other story is also set at the facility but at the boarding/private school it is disguised to be. The protagonists are several teenagers who each have an alteration to them that they hide while pretending to be normal students. It is implied that they too are given the same missions that the first story focuses on, but this one is more about the interactions of the characters, their pasts, and how they deal with each other.
- Both stories have characters from both sides, like Runi does go to the school too but they don't see him often. And sometimes they'll join the missions together. And when someone dies, it'll effect both stories.
- Despite what they may seem, both are very dark, dark stories. Maze is much more lighthearted though, being more of a lightly depressing tale than violent and sadistic.
- It's a cliche world and set up but it gives me a place to put all my characters that I liked to disfigure.
- This world is a bit different for me because I generally like romance, good character development, and happy endings.
- Anything above can change at my whim, so nothing is set in stone.