meme_ntomori: (the nonary game)
MEMEnto Mori - Remember, You Will RP ([personal profile] meme_ntomori) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-06-29 09:45 pm

the Nonary Game meme


WARNING: This meme may contain upsetting or triggering content, such as blood, gore, death etc. Proceed at your own risk.

You wake up in an unfamiliar room- no, not a "room". A "cabin" is more like it. What's that? You don't remember getting on the ship? Of course not. In fact, the last thing you recall from before passing out is that strange man in a gas mask and black hood talking about some kind of game, as well as some white gas filling your room... That's right, you've been kidnapped. Not only that, you were also equipped with a digital watch of sorts- except it only shows a single digit and won't come off no matter how hard you try. You don't have time to think about it, though- the cabin is quickly filling with water! But even leaving that place doesn't mean it's the end of today's surprises: you find yourself on an incredibly fancy staircase, like something out of the last century... And on top of it are eight other equally confused people. Before you get to get to know each other, however, the speaker in the celling crackles to life...

I am 【Zero】... The captain of this ship. I am also the person who invited you here. Consider this a privilege. You have been chosen. You are going to participate in a game. The 【Nonary Game】. It is a game... where you will put your life on the line.

The purpose of the game is simple: leave this ship alive. It is hidden, but an exit can be found. Seek a way out... Seek a door that carries a 【9】.

【9 hours】. That is the time you will be given to make your escape.

Now it is time. Let our game begin.

The rules are simple: each of you has a numbered bracelet with a single digit on it, from 1 to 9. It cannot be removed, and will only come off after you leave the ship... or your heart stops beating. In order to advance in the game, the players need to walk through the numbered doors. Only 3-5 people can pass through a single numbered door, and the digital root of their bracelets must match the number on the door. After verifying the numbers at the Recognition Device (RED), the door will open and remain that way for 9 seconds. All who verified must go through the door. Then, all of them will have 81 seconds to verify at Deactivation Device (DEAD) on the other side. Failing to do so will cause the detonator in their bracelet to set off a bomb planted in their stomachs. We wouldn't want that, now would we...?

1. Post a comment with your character, stating their name, series and your preferences (if you have any).
2. Others reply, either using RNG to determine the scenario, coming up with their own one, or reacting to the one provided by the poster (if applicable).
3. The characters are now stuck in the Nonary Game, meaning they only have nine hours to escape before the ship sinks. Sucks to be them. Do they cooperate to find the exit? Do they compete? After all, only up to five people can go through the door...
4. Seek a way out Have fun!


1. Staircase meeting: Just who are those people? Friends? Enemies? You've never seen them before and now you need to join forces if you're hoping to save your lives. Introduce yourselves, exchange stories of your abduction, think of some plan, yell at each other... First impressions are important.

2. Bomb goes off: They did it. They broke Zero's rules and have been punished accordingly. Now their body is lying on the floor, twisted by the explosion, pieces of their flesh torn and scattered around like islands in the great sea of blood... Yikes! Not a nice sight, but... they probably won't be needing their bracelet anymore, right?

3. Numbered door: Not the one you're looking for, but one you need to go through to move forward. The question is, which one? Which group to join? Remember, the digital root must match the number on the door. Perhaps you will need to leave one of you behind...

4. An unexpected dead body: Eek! But wait, this guy isn't even one of the players! Who the hell is he and how did he end up here? And more importantly... Who killed him?

5. Escape: All the doors in this room are now closed, including the ones you came through. No need to panic, though; you just need to look for hints and solve the puzzle to escape. Keep in mind, though, time is running out. Good thing there's another person here to help you find the solution. Seek a way out!

6. Zero is one of us: That much is certain; there's no one else in here other than the nine of you. Which means, obviously, that the mastermind, Zero, in hiding among you. Just who is Zero? It might as well be the person standing next to you...

7. Find the DEAD: You've made it through the numbered door... But wait, where's the DEAD? Come on! You've only got 81 seconds left before the detonators activate...!

8. Titanic 2.0: Fancy 1st class cabins, large hospital room, library... Laboratory? Torture chamber? What kind of ship is it really? Perhaps if you explore a bit, you can find a different exit... or some useful information. "Truth had gone, truth had gone and truth had gone"? Huh?

9. Door 【9】: That's it. At last, you've reached the final door. 9. But what now? Only five of you can go through. Do the numbers add up? Can all of you escape? Also, is it just your imagination or did you really hear some knocking coming from that coffin on the altair...

notsogreedy: (here's to being human)

Ankh | Kamen Rider OOO | OTA

[personal profile] notsogreedy 2016-06-29 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[Prickly jerk who will mostly care about saving himself. 1 or 6 seem like fitting numbers for him. He also is able to sense the desires of others so if you want to play with that, there is permissions info here.]
Edited 2016-06-29 20:08 (UTC)
upadly_aniol: (so that's a Mouri)

Mitsunari Ishida | Sengoku Basara | ota

[personal profile] upadly_aniol 2016-06-29 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Will mostly want to save himself, unless we make up AU CR. Any prompt is fine with me!]
Edited 2016-06-29 20:38 (UTC)
list_maker: (Default)

Arya Stark | Game of Thrones | OTA

[personal profile] list_maker 2016-06-30 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
suppressthedark: (Default)

Ichigo Kurosaki | Bleach | OTA

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
[If the people tagging know VLR, I'm also open to doing Ambidex Game rules as well. Because betrayal is fun!]
Edited 2016-07-05 01:16 (UTC)
pitythefool: (Knock out but boy you better come to)

Ambi-BOX Edition

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Adachi grits his teeth, bites back a curse. It's not like they've got all the time in the world here. They'll be expected to vote, and soon.]

H-Hey, Ichigo...? [He feels anxious enough as it is - to morph this expression into something resembling concern doesn't take that much more effort.] You doing all right?

[If he's going to be honest, the former detective doesn't much like their chances of survival. Not with Ichigo behind the wheel. The kid's too damned soft. He doesn't get how this game's supposed to work.

Not like Adachi...]
suppressthedark: (Comfort is a mystery)

The thread in which Adachi manipulates a blind teenager

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
[To tell the truth, Ichigo's still not sure how he's going to do this. He can see the machine, the faint glimmer of use surrounding it, but he can't see the screen. Maybe he should just let Adachi do it, but...something made him want to. The incredibly easy solution to the whole voting thing, maybe?

The question rattles him out of his thoughts, and he looks over at Adachi - noting the same fog in the detective's soul as always.]

...I'm fine. this a button or a touch screen set up?

[He's afraid to touch anything, for fear of accidentally voting - so like hell he can see. To be honest, most of the other participants in the game had viewed him with a mixture of pity and confusion, because how the hell was a blind man going to vote on those machines?]
pitythefool: (pic#8444121)

Par for the course tbh

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh brother. Adachi responds with a sigh he's not quick enough to hold back.]

...It's a touch screen.

[Ichigo has his uses, to be sure, but partnering with him for this game so far has had its ups and downs. On the one hand, there's a strong possibility that their competition may feel so sorry for Ichigo that they'll be compelled to ignore Adachi altogether and just vote Ally. But...

But if they're anything like Adachi, they'll know that it's just another weakness for them to take advantage of. And he heard what that rabbit had said at the start - they share the same fate. Any points against Ichigo will be points against Adachi. They'll be that much closer to zero BP.

That's not gonna happen.

But if he's going to act, he'll have to do so in a way that won't make the kid too suspicious of him. When next he speaks, he sounds like he's trying to be patient.]

Look, if you want me to take care of it, just...

[He trails off. Lets the offer hang there. But he knows that this is just the sort of thing Ichigo would never back away from.]
suppressthedark: (Never really here)

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
[Ichigo curses under his breath. A goddamn touch screen. Of course.]

...And it's not like he'd have the option to have them read out.

[Because that would be too easy - and it would also make Ichigo have to rely on whoever he was partnered with. So far, it was Adachi - which he was thankful for - but he'd possibly have to do this with a stranger, and have to trust what they said...

He shakes his head at the detective's offer, doing just as Adachi thought he would. It was true - he'd never back down from something like this. Not with so many lives at stake, including their own. Now, if only everyone else would pick Ally....then they could forget about this stupid game and get the hell out of...wherever this was.]

I can do it. Just tell me where I need to press to pick Ally, alright?

[Because...of course Adachi would be on board with this, right? He'd see how Betrayal means absolutely nothing in the space of all of this. It'd lead to death, and be incredibly foolsh. Not to mention...if he had a hand in killing someone because of another fucked up game, he would never be able to forgive himself.

After all, he's under the assumption they aren't in the Box anymore. So people won't come back once they die.]
pitythefool: (pic#8435243)

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Which is why it's imperative that they survive. At any cost.

From what Adachi can gather, this isn't like the Box, a world that (shitty as it may be) is free of consequence. You die in this game, you're out for good.]

...All right.

[Ally, huh? Go figure. But it's not worth trying to convince Ichigo otherwise, not at this point in the game. Otherwise, it could very well compromise their friendship - everything Adachi's worked to maintain this past couple of months. This requires a tad more subtlety.

The mechanized female voice rings out through the elevator room, informing them that there's not much time left to cast their vote. So once Ichigo prepares to do so...]

Uh-uh. You're cold. Freezing.

[Adachi's there to provide a step in the right direction.]
suppressthedark: (Just where am I going?)

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 02:39 am (UTC)(link)

[And like the trusting idiot he is, he believes Adachi, even managing a relieved, thankful smile before turning back to the machine, finger outstretched. And, of course, he follows Adachi's lead - moving his hand away from wherever Adachi warns, even if that's away from the very button he wants to press.]

Am I getting closer?

[He's about in the middle area between both options, his voice trusting but uncertain. After all, he's literally putting the fate of the team they're voting against in Adachi's hands - but the other man is a good friend and a police officer, so he has to share Ichigo's decision to pick Ally.

pitythefool: (pic#8204595)

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Right. Whatever you say.]

Yeah. Warmer.

[Come on, kiddo, don't let him down.]
suppressthedark: (Help me understand why)

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
[And, accordingly, Ichigo moves right over to the prompt Adachi wanted the entire time, finger hovering over 'BETRAY' in silence.]


[No clue with what was going to happen at all.]
pitythefool: (This chapter's gonna be a close one)

[1 / 2]

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 02:51 am (UTC)(link)

[It's a short, absentminded noise. Convincingly absentminded. Which makes his next abrupt change in tone all the more dramatic when Ichigo reaches forward and - ]

W-Wait, no, not that low! What are you - ?!

[ - hits "BETRAY."]
pitythefool: (pic#8444278)

[2 / 2]

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
[He couldn't have planned it better.]
suppressthedark: (Like a captive moon in water)

[personal profile] suppressthedark 2016-07-05 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
['Selection Confirmed.'

The chime of that female voice rings out as he taps the screen, just as Adachi cries out - and the whole of it makes a horrible chill run down Ichigo's spine and settle in the pit of his stomach.]

Wh-What? What did I do? I..I hit 'Ally', didn't I?

[He was just...he just followed what Adachi told him! Did he get it mixed up, somehow? were the options on top of each other? Did he just hit betray instead?]

pitythefool: (pic#8227028)

[personal profile] pitythefool 2016-07-05 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Let's, er...

[Adachi timidly shuffles forth, placing what should be a comforting hand on one of Ichigo's shoulders. Though the words that follow are anything but.]

Let's head outside, yeah? And hope the other team picked the same thing.
wasshi: (Default)

Mimori Togo | Yuki Yuna is a Hero | OTA

[personal profile] wasshi 2016-07-05 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Soft-spoken, observant, calculating, suicidally reckless if the situation calls for it. Or sometimes when it doesn't.

I'm down for Ambidex Game rules, too.]
Edited 2016-07-05 02:16 (UTC)
ahogay: (pic#8384260)

Hajime Hinata | Dangan Ronpa 2 | ota

[personal profile] ahogay 2016-07-05 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Will be wary of most people, but despite that he'll want as many people to survive as possible. However, he will fight or even kill in self-defense if it becomes absolutely necessary. Also open to Ambidex Edition prompts!]
facepunching: (Soren: stare)


[personal profile] facepunching 2016-07-05 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Have you noticed?" The question was casual, thrown out as Soren found his way to a bookcase by the far door. "That Zero never answers any of our questions? Now why do you think that is?"

From the tone of his voice, Soren had already come to his conclusions about why that was. His demeanor was cool, and he hadn't exactly spent a lot of time getting to know his fellow participants.
ahogay: (pic#6181914)

[personal profile] ahogay 2016-07-05 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
On the surface, Hinata had been on relatively amicable terms with most of the other participants, occasionally being dragged into ridiculous conversations and quelling conflicts when they got out of hand, but truthfully there wasn't a single person here that he could fully trust. Soren's cool and distant demeanor caused him to rank pretty low on that list. There wasn't any harm in a little speculation, though, so he walked closer to the other man as he answered his question.

"The way I see it, there are three possibilities: Zero's ignoring us on purpose because he enjoys seeing us squirm, Zero is already dead, or Zero is participating in the game himself right now." Though why Zero would want to subject himself to this life-or-death game was totally beyond him.
facepunching: (Default)

[personal profile] facepunching 2016-07-05 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Or, along the vein of the first: Zero is observing us only, without interference." There was some sort of scarring on the spines of the books, as if they'd been exposed to a strong heat source. Soren removed one and replaced it in a different location -- dartingly, distractedly.

"It's hard to run a game when you're dead. And if the purpose was to see people squirm, he could just have easily trussed us up in a greatroom with explosives strapped to us and told us to compete for survival. I'm sure he would have been able to enjoy the results to his heart's content."

There was a pattern emerging as Soren shuffled the books back and forth, recreating the original order of the volumes as they must have been before they'd been scorched. Yet the action seemed almost involuntary on his part.
ahogay: (pic#8384257)

[personal profile] ahogay 2016-07-05 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Hinata simply watched Soren as he went about reorganizing the books, taking a moment to think about what he said. In particular, what he said about being it hard to run a game when you're dead.

"Haven't you noticed? The RED, the DEAD, the bracelets... everything has been designed to run automatically. Zero doesn't actually need to do anything at all, so why would him being dead affect anything? Although that also supports the idea of him being among us, since he doesn't need to supervise us all to keep things going and the game can go on even if he's killed by another participant."
facepunching: (Soren: hmph)

[personal profile] facepunching 2016-07-06 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Soren shook his head. "The one true constant about modern technology is that it can be counted on to fail. Think about it -- how many moving parts must be required to sustain this game of his. A PMIC malfunctions, and a bracelet resets itself. A driver malfunctions, and a system no longer accepts RFIDs. That doesn't even account for the human element. What happens when some sweaty Luddite decides to try putting the proverbial peanut butter sandwich in the disk drive? In other words, a living human actor is required to ensure events proceed smoothly."

He finished placing the last of the books. There was a diagram of some sort, formed by the scorch marks. "I don't believe that Zero would leave us completely unsupervised, either. He's invested too much time in this endeavor to simply toss aside his toys. Rather, there's a purpose to this game."
passtave: (❣when he give me that look)

7... 5... 4

[personal profile] passtave 2016-07-05 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ This isn't Sakura's first time going through the doors, and she's already seen what happens when someone doesn't use the DEAD properly. Which is why she's panicking a little when they run inside the door and can't find the DEAD right away. In her last room, it was right on the other side—so where is it now?!

She's shaking with fear as she looks up and down the hallway, her heart pounding so hard she feels like she's going to faint. It doesn't help that it's nearly pitch dark in here, and she's afraid to run down black hallways. ]

H-Hinata, I-I can't find it!
ahogay: (pic#6124908)

[personal profile] ahogay 2016-07-05 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hinata is panicking just as much as she is, the horrible image of that exploded body splattered all throughout the hallway still fresh in his mind. At this rate, they're going to end up like that too... No, they can't! They have to look harder!

Wait, is that--]

Hey, there's another hallway down here! Come on!

[He wastes no time in running down that hallway as quickly as he can, straining his eyes to look for that blue device on the walls. Sorry, Sakura, but he doesn't have time to make sure you're keeping up.]
passtave: (❣more talent in my mfing left thumb)

[personal profile] passtave 2016-07-05 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Eighty one seconds... it's a long time, objectively speaking—more than a minute—but Sakura finds that eighty one seconds don't feel like nearly enough time when they're the only thing standing between her and... and becoming just like the ninth man. No one should have to die like that. They can't die like that!

When Hinata suddenly takes off running, she immediately breaks out into a run and chases after him. Did he—wait, is that it?! At the end of the hallway, she can see the faint impression of a device attached to the wall, starkly white and blue against the dark. ]

I think that's it!

[ They just need to make it... she doesn't know how much time they have left, and so she wills her body to go as fast as she possibly can so she can slam her hand against the DEAD. ]
shslshslfanboy: (super happy baby)


[personal profile] shslshslfanboy 2016-07-05 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oddly enough, it's actually a surprise to Komaeda that he's not the one who broke the rules and got blown up. He figured it was bound to happen sooner or later, and yet it's not him getting ripped to pieces at the moment. How strange!

Either way, he doesn't seem at all put off by the pieces of person scattered everywhere, even though some of the blood and bits of skin have happened to land on him in the process. Instead, he just simply picks his way through the bits of flesh and grabs the blood-soaked bracelet, holding it up with a smile.]

Look, Hinata-kun~ We can just carry this around ourselves now! Isn't that wonderful?
ahogay: (pic#8384222)

[personal profile] ahogay 2016-07-05 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[In contrast to Komaeda's carefree attitude, Hinata has gone completely pale at the sight of their fellow participant being blown to fucking pieces right in front of them. Not only that, some of their blood and skin landed on him as well... The added sight of Komaeda calmly picking through the flesh and holding up the bracelet causes Hinata's legs to give out underneath him and fall back onto his butt. His behavior had been pretty offputting this whole time, but Hinata never imagined that he would go this far.]

Wh-Why the hell are you so happy about this?! That's a person you just picked through! One who was killed right in front of us! Does that not mean anything to you at all?!
shslshslfanboy: (mopey baby)

[personal profile] shslshslfanboy 2016-08-06 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[... well that wasn't the response Komaeda was hoping for. He frowns a little as he looks at Hinata, tilting his head slightly to one side, holding the blood-covered bracelet against his cheek thoughtfully. He doesn't seem to mind the blood getting on him at all. After all, he's already pretty well covered in blood.]

I just thought it would make things simpler. Did you know him? Is that why you're so upset?

[Otherwise what the heckie! There's no reason to be this freaked out about it.]
collapsing: (once more; you open the door)

akane kurashiki | zero escape

[personal profile] collapsing 2016-07-05 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
( this is literally her canon, so you all know the drill! i'm okay with spoilers for all games, re: her canon. )
mahoukillabro: (Default)

Rose | Tales of Zestiria | OTA

[personal profile] mahoukillabro 2016-07-05 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
[ambidex game rules also okay! \(^o^)/]
sononizaki: ❀ anime ( kira ) (Default)

mion sonozaki | higurashi no naku koro ni ( ota )

[personal profile] sononizaki 2016-07-05 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
( as the sonozaki heir, she is generally going to be protecting the other players and figuring out who zero is. she's willing to fight out of self defense and possibly kill if it becomes a necessity. i'm also fine with any VLR prompts as needed! )
fortunesgun: (Default)

Naoto Shirogane | Persona 4 | OTA

[personal profile] fortunesgun 2016-07-05 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[A detective who's working to save everyone here.]