Every year, a number of local students from both Cleveland High School and Seattle University ring in the new year with a bonfire out in the middle of Dagger Spooks woods. Given most are beneath the age of 21, this allows them access to liquor (as well as snacks, music and dancing) on New Year's Eve.
Satanic worshippers that have known of this local ritual have chosen to use it to their advantage, as each individual digit in the year '2018' ads up to the number 11, a number that satanists mock, as it represents the second coming of Jesus Christ, himself. In the same book, it details the number of the beast as being the infamous '666'.
"The Number of the Beast" is a term in the Book of Revelation, of the New Testament. The second coming of Christ is detailed in the passages 19:11-16, and in 22:11-12. The number 11 in both.
Their group of twenty or so have decided to use the annual bonfire as a sacrifice in Satan's name in an effort to further defile the number eleven that the upcoming year will bring. With various weapons at their disposal ranging from handguns to cult knives and swords, they have demanded everyone throw their phone towards the satanists to collect, They have then taken the time to pat everyone down one by one, clearly stating if anyone called for help or put up a fight, they would be killed.
The plot begins after all cell phones have been confiscated. Some of the satanists have begun drawing a pentagram around the bonfire so big that people could sill stand around the fire while within the satanic symbol. Other satanists watch over the group they plan to make human sacrifices out of, ensuring nobody tries to do anything to prevent them from moving forward with the evening.
With a storm brewing overhead, it's clear that the skies are going to downpour very soon, but with little chance of escape against twenty satanists and countless weapons, nobody is willing to brave those odds to so much as try and run for it.
Any character is able to join this plot, though most characters should be high school or early college ages (16-20). Given the site changed over to Seattle, many could have heard about this event and wanted to experience it for themselves, others could have gotten an invite from a friend or a significant other. Hell, your character could even be a satanist that believes sacrifices are in order, or a satanist that never knew things would go this far.
Feel free to god-mod the satanists in your own thread, so long as it is within reason. You can thread their ambushing the party, the sacrifice of a non-player character (NCP), your character's attempted sacrifice, your character's escape, your character assisting them...
The "end game" is when the storm breaks closer to midnight and a cold downpour of rain makes things difficult as it extinguishes the fire. Flames, fog and heavy rain will make it hard for everyone to see much around them which is when many make a run for it. They will be chased, of course. Many will be shot at, caught, stabbed; the less witnesses getting away, the better.
location: grand hyatt hotel
tags: open to every member
thread: members create own
end date: january 31, 2018
ic-ing date: january 02, 2018