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Ami ([personal profile] tesseractheart) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-11-26 09:39 pm

The Caving Adventure Meme



The Caving Adventure Meme

There are a whole lot of things about caves that can be scary, even for an experienced explorer. Caving is not the most dangerous sport out there but there are still inherent risks, from falls to drowning to hypothermia to bad air, or even just getting trapped or lost. The potential adventures are limitless.

This is a meme and so you don't have to be accurate by any means, but for those unfamiliar with caving and who want to know more can visit this site, which gives an overview of some basic information that might answer questions or give you ideas! There are also several RNG options to get you started, or you can set up your own scenario from scratch.


Situation

1. Exploring - You went into this cave knowingly, for fun or sport or even as a quest. Presumably you planned for this, and have the equipment you need.

2. Unintentionally - You didn't mean to be here; you may have fallen through a sinkhole, or even found yourself in the cave suddenly with no memory of how you got there. You're stuck now, though, so hopefully you have some supplies on hand that you can use to get out.

3. Wildcard - Make up whatever you like!


Cave type

1. Dry cave - The name might be a little deceptive as most caves are wet and muddy and grimy to some degree, but the majority of these caves are unsubmerged rock. There might be a few ponds and a small river at the very lowest level of the cave, but water isn't a big issue to contend with.

2. Wet cave - These caves are almost entirely swimming or wading, and some are completely flooded and require diving gear. There are some dry rooms, but they're few and far between. Better be careful with your air tanks!

3. Dry/Wet cave - A combo of both extremes, part of these caves are dry but some rooms are flooded or only accessible by swimming. Neither type of terrain is dominant.

4. Ice cave - These caves are found at the ends of the earth, made by changes in the temperature within glaciers and icebergs. They're beautiful but incredibly unstable, and collapse is a huge threat.

5. Wildcard - There are some rarer types of caves like lava caves, and magic or other worlds could create many more options than listed. Let your imagination decide!


Complications

1. Monsters - Whether they're crawlers, demons, wendigo, giant lampreys, or anything else, there are creatures in this cave that there shouldn't be. Sometimes there's even more than one kind of monster; caves are big places.

2. Cave-in - Your way in--or way out--has been blocked off by a cave-in. Better find another path out, if it exists.

3. Lights out - Your lights, be they flashlights, lamps, torches, or glowsticks, have failed. You're in the dark. Better find a new way to see, or hope your other senses are enough to get you safely home.

4. Injuries - Someone in your party is hurt, and that makes getting out of a cave more than a little difficult. Hopefully whoever is injured has friends they can rely on to help them.

5. Broken equipment - You need to scale a wall, but your rope snapped. You have to dive, but one of your air tanks is leaking. Time to learn to improvise!

6. Wildcard - Anything else that could go wrong can go wrong, and sometimes multiple things happen at once. Pick and choose whatever you like, combine options, or make up new ones!
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Lois Lane | Smallville | OTA

[personal profile] wildcherry 2015-11-28 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
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1 + 2 - 1 - 6 hope this works?

[personal profile] automan 2015-11-29 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
There had been rumors circulating at the police station about a smuggling ring using the system of caves to move stolen classified electronic equipment out of the states. Automan was investigating one of the caves in question. If he could find which one they were using, he could catch the thieves red handed.

What he hadn't planned on was company. The system of tunnels in the cave was unstable in a few areas and when the ceiling suddenly caved in, a woman coming through with a shower of rocks, what could he do but catch her in his arms?

"Hello, what are you doing here?" he asked, rather polite for someone in a glowing holographic suit standing in the middle of a dark cave.
wildcherry: (Worry.)

Perfect! Voicetesting, so bear with me. :)

[personal profile] wildcherry 2015-12-01 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
One minute, Lois was making her way through the caves chasing a potential lead, and the next...pure chaos as the weak cave floor crumbled beneath her. In shock from the fall and taken aback by a surprisingly soft landing, she found herself in a lower-level cave with her arms wrapped around...

...a man?

She was momentarily blinded by a bluish light, but when her eyes adjusted, she found that she was indeed staring into the face of a strange man. He wore a suit that glowed so brightly that it illuminated him despite the pitch black darkness of the cave.

She just stared for a moment, offering a curious and, quite frankly, bewildered, half-smile.

"Nice catch." She chuckled, still in disbelief. "I could ask you the same question?"

She shot the man an inquisitive look, raising a brow. She'd seen stranger in Smallville, but she'd never expected to encounter anything like him down here. Not that she was complaining or anything... given the fact that he had just saved her life. She wouldn't have given anything away to potential competition of the journalist variety, but he didn't have the look of a reporter, that was for sure.

"I'm chasing a lead. Word on the street is that there's some news-worthy business going on down in these caves. Oh...I'm Lois, by the way. Lois Lane. I'm a reporter."
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[personal profile] automan 2015-12-01 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
He sets her on her feet, putting her down. Blonde and blue eyed, he was also quite tall, head and shoulders taller than her. "This is not a safe place to investigate, Miss Lane. Perhaps you should..."

He was about to suggest she leave but unfortunately the cave in had completely covered the exits. "Well. It seems we will have to find another way out."