I will be making a series of "Story MOCs" starting July 4th, otherwise known as Independence Day to us Americans.
Just to start things off, I will be showing you all profiles of the characters and the main idea/plot of the series.
37 year-old James Grady is a historian and a writer of many historical books. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and he writes also for the Salt Lake City Tribune, mainly on the rarely-read Historical Facts section. He has until July 14th, 2009 to turn his section into a success or the paper is going to lay him off and remove the Historical Facts section from the paper all together.
The next day, James meets a man that claims to have a clue that has been passed down in his family for generations, a clue that could lead to a treasure that could give James the story he needs to keep his job.
The clue is an empty spyglass, minus the glass on both ends.
This man, by the name of Michael Leighton, says that to finish this clue, they must first find the glass parts that go on both ends. The glass parts were hidden so that whoever found the spyglass would have to complete it to see the clue completely.
Michael asks James if he would like to join him and his group of archaeologists, scientists, historians, and plain old treasure hunters on this quest.
James agrees, but without realizing that there is a greater scheme behind this journey, and that it could cost him his life.
A man of many talents, more or less. He knows his history, but mostly about history of the state of Utah. Works for the Salt Lake City Tribune, most likely about to be fired because the paper thinks his section is too boring. He also secretly has feelings for Danielle.
You could call him a geek or a nerd, because, basically, that's what he is and that's just how he likes it. He understands the situation at hand and is more than willing to lend his abilities(Computer skills, geographical skills, science skills, etc.) to help out the group.
Smart, feisty, and witty. That's what describes young Danielle. She doesn't trust Michael and has a knack for causing harm to others when they get in her way. She also secretly has feelings for James, unknowing that he feels the same way.
Aaron "Kid" Kenton
His nickname describes him, he's a 16 year-old high school drop-out, that James meets in a cafe in southern Utah. He really doesn't have many skills, to be honest.
Neil "Rich" Richard
A rich man, who actually owns both glass parts for the spyglass. He claims that his great grandfather found them in a jar hidden inside a mine in Bullion Canyon, Utah in 1889. He also likes rubbing 100 dollar bills in Kevin's face.
Heather "I-can-dig-it" Elwood
An archaeologist with a skill for using dynamite. She usually carries a stick or two in her back pocket. She also likes shovels, but they don't come in pocket-sized, so she can't take them with her.
The owner of the first clue, though incomplete, it is likely that it is the most important. He's smart, physically fit, and has enough firepower hidden on his person to blow up a mutant turkey.
Also considered a "Wicked Mastermind" by Danielle.
Considerable loyalty to either sides, he can be considered both a hero and a villain. Has basically the same historical knowledge as James.
Loyal to Michael, he's good with a gun, and can move quickly.
He's just in it for the money. He will do whatever it takes to find the treasure, even if it involves killing everyone else.
He wants fame and money. He plans to open a chain of hotels when he's rich, and finally eat lobster every 4 hours.
Malcolm "Mack" Parker
A truck driver, thus earning him his nickname. He is trustworthy, and tends to be a bit of a suck-up to Michael.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to look out for the first chapter on July 4th!
EDIT: I made a "flier" of "info".
Those pictures of the real mine are from a real place where I got inspired to do this.
The name of this place will be revealed when the characters get to that point in the story.
Edited by Striker™, 19 June 2009 - 01:09 AM.