The Dunhill Institute.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 8 posts
Sat 6 Aug 2016
at 00:00
The Dunhill Institute
A very modern looking sterile building the Dunhill institute has many rooms though few are available to the current guests.

The areas you are most familiar with are the dormitories and the mess halls.  ON set of rooms for men and another for women.  Each set of dormitories is set up with several individual "cells" with doors that only slide close in case of emergencies.  These cells surround a common area.

The two sets of Dormitories connect to a larger common area where meals are served.  These are the only areas available to the guests.  Anything else such as the rooms used for tests are behind locked doors that requre keycards to access.


The amenities while sparse provide all the basics.  Each inhabitant has several sets of scrubs to wear, there are refrigerators that are kept stocked with snacks for between meals.  Each of the common areas is stocked with magazines and a couple televisions.  The televisions are only for viewing movies or using one of the provided game systems.  There is no current news provided to the guests of the Dunhill institute.


It has now been three weeks of tests since the accident near Fairing
Alistair Carson
 player, 3 posts
Sun 7 Aug 2016
at 09:04
The Dunhill Institute
 Alistair  sat at one of the tables by himself  pretending to read an outdated magazine. This reminded him of the low quality doctors or dentist offices. Everything shiney clean and the faint smell of industrial grade cleaner lingered on the air. He  busied himself with seeming amused with the publication, all the while  he remained very observant of his surrounding. The cameras, the ones that he could of course see, the guards pacing, even the muffled conversation of others. He sat casually with his back to the wall for a better vantage point while he waited. "I don't suppose we could get some new reading materials, ya know something current like a damn newspaper. This way i could figure out who is worst off the country for who won or lost the primaries or us", mused with an edged of annoyance creeping in his voice.
Candace Mcbride
 player, 3 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 01:24
The Dunhill Institute
Candace Mcbride was, in a word, surly.  Since the enforced quarantine had started, she'd been unhappy, asking frequently when they'd be able to leave, why they were being held, and the like.  A few angry mutters made it clear that she expected to sue someone quite thoroughly after getting out of this place.

That's not to say she was entirely unpleasant to be around.  To her fellow "patients", she tended to be polite, if curt, and gave an aura of shared suffering.
Rachel Wong
 player, 3 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 02:42
The Dunhill Institute
Sitting on a chair and munching an apple, Rachel idly stared at one of the televisions. It wasn't even on, she just watched the blank screen with a similarly blank expression. The food here was alright, but being a cook in a high quality restaurant heightened her expectations for food somewhat - the fare here was bland but it was edible. She hadn't had much contact with the others, aside from a few brief exchanges when she had to, she was rather uncomfortable with new people and while she'd been here three weeks, it was still difficult her to really open up to anybody else in the institute.
Larry Willow
 player, 5 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 05:54
The Dunhill Institute
Lawrence wanders into the common area, approaches a refrigerator, and takes out a popsicle from the top freezer. As he unwraps the popsicle he walks to one of the televisions and turns it on. Switching on the nearby console, he carefully selects a disc and starts the game. There's no way of knowing why he picks the title he does, but it isn't long before he has the pixel masses body-slamming each other repeatedly.
Laura Miyahara
 player, 2 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 14:18
The Dunhill Institute
Fiddling with her eyepatch as she sits in the common area, Laura more or less dreams of being back outside. For someone who has more or less been on the move for her entire life, this sudden change of circumstances is quite jarring. The loss of an eye in the initial carnage of the crash was also something she was adapting to. Overall though she was fairly approachable and pleasant, if not a bit direct in letting her opinion on the situation be known, usually straight up referring to herself and the others as "Prisoners" rather than "patients".
Jake Whitehall
 player, 3 posts
 Cop working in Fairing
 Wishing for bigger things
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 18:04
The Dunhill Institute
"23...24...25" Jake let himself slowly down to the ground, then stood up, starting his shadowboxing routine. For the past couple of weeks, every morning, the same thing: push-ups, sit-ups, shadowboxing, leave the cell, wash up, small chat with the other "patients", tests, more tests, and boredom. So much boredom. He'd been doing a fair job not letting it get to him, exercising away his frustrations, but after 3 weeks with no answers he was starting to reach the end of his rope.

After finishing his routine and washing up, Jake walks into the common room, grabs a frozen burrito from the freezer and throws it in the microwave. While he's waiting, he wander over to Larry and picks up the second controller.

"Ready for a beat-down Larry?" he asks, punching Larry's shoulder playfully.
Larry Willow
 player, 6 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 05:59
The Dunhill Institute
Larry smiles a thin smile, and answers, "I don't think I'll be going anywhere else, anytime soon."
Alistair Carson
 player, 5 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 06:28
The Dunhill Institute
 He overheard the two men talking and added his two cents. "Larry, I suspect none of us will be. Especially when you consider how hush-hush most of this seems to be.  It's one thing for us to be quarantined, it's a completely different situation for us not to be able to contact anyone. I find it odd in the very least." He got up from his table seat in the corner and moved over  to the more  comfortable chair  next to the television that was not on.
Candace Mcbride
 player, 5 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 14:15
The Dunhill Institute
Candace looked unhappy with the conversation going on nearby, but she kind of always looked unhappy these days.  She came a little closer, her eyes a little too wide as she looked for guards to be listening in.

"It's a government black site.  It was some sort of bioterror weapon or something they were testing, and now we're locked up here as test subjects.  Everyone outside probably already thinks that we're dead.  It's only a matter of time before they start dissecting us."

Ray.  Of.  Sunshine.
Rachel Wong
 player, 4 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 17:43
The Dunhill Institute
Rachel watched the others talk and opened her mouth to say something, quickly she thought better of it and closed her mouth again, simply following what was being said but not participating. She didn't believe they'd been hit by a weapon however she had assumed the gas was dangerous, and its effects could perhaps harm unaffected people if she didn't have treatment. It was a somewhat shoddy excuse, but she didn't want to think she was being held against her will or was in any particular danger.
Laura Miyahara
 player, 4 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 18:23
The Dunhill Institute
Laura laughs from her seat out on the side as they all chatter, both of her arms draped over the couch behind her and she favors Candace with a smile before speaking, "Dissection huh? Fine with me, after I'm dead I could care less what's done with my body. I think vivisection is what you have to worry about in here."

Her remaining eye closes and she tilts her head back, relaxing, "After all, if they wanted us dead they would have killed us already. No reason to keep us prisoner otherwise really unless they want something from us. She probably has it right. Or close to it, if we weren't being kept prisoner they would let you all contact your loved ones somehow, even if we all had some horrible death virus."
Alistair Carson
 player, 6 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 22:53
The Dunhill Institute
" It's simple.They wish to see if it has offset  any of us psychologically or  socially and wish to see how we interact with one another on a simple observational level. You see there is always something to gain from research.  This way they know which part of the frontal lobe to dissect first. "
Larry Willow
 player, 7 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 04:28
The Dunhill Institute
Larry mashes the controller buttons clumsily, and his wrestler fails to leap from the top rope, being instead grabbed and slammed to the mat by Jake's wrestler.
"You know, it doesn't have to be some big conspiracy. The accident was a big chemical disaster, and the government is reacting with the same speed and finesse they've shown in the past. If we're patient, eventually they'll iron it out and we'll get interviewed by Barbara Walters and it'll all be over... unless she's dead by now, she was pretty old when we came in here."
Alistair Carson
 player, 7 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 06:59
The Dunhill Institute
He stared at the back of Larry's head  incredulously from the other side of the room.
"Because the government has never done anything in the past to make we the people suspicious, right." He said in a level sarcastic tone. Alistair then turned his attention to the asian women sitting next to him. "Care to weigh in on your opinion as to why we're all still here, Rachel." He folded his magazine up and gave her his direct attention.
Rachel Wong
 player, 5 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 12:41
The Dunhill Institute
Rachel smiled uneasily as she thought of what to say - she'd tried to avoid talking to the others as much as possible, but sometimes it was unavoidable. "I don't really know, perhaps the people who were having the gas transported simply assumed whatever safety measures they put in place were enough, but overestimated them, and now they're having to clear up their mess..." She trailed off towards the end and looked down: it was a lame excuse, but she was trying to stay if not optimistic, then at least not as pessimistic as the rest of the folk here.
Candace Mcbride
 player, 6 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 13:00
The Dunhill Institute
"When have you ever heard of legitimately quarantined folks being held without any kind of communications, though?  Remember that Ebola stuff last year?  Even the lady that got it from her dog or whatever got to talk to people while she was in."  She is grim, maybe even too grim, though with the general mood she might just be kind of average in the grim department.  "They're just waiting until they've got all the information and *bam* we'll be gone."
Alistair Carson
 player, 8 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 14:39
The Dunhill Institute
He nods his head in agreement with Candace"s statement. It's was almost refreshing to hear a sensible level headed person.  "It's on'y a matter of time realy." he said as he folded his arms and let out a sigh.
Larry Willow
 player, 8 posts
Thu 11 Aug 2016
at 04:48
The Dunhill Institute
Larry shakes his head, "that's too morbid for me. Besides, if there's one thing the man excels at, it's killing. If we were destined to die, they wouldn't have wasted the time and facilities they've already used."
"On the other hand, maybe we are test subjects. If we just look inside the closets after dark we'll find commandos developing their mental death ray by staring at us while we sleep."

Alistair Carson
 player, 10 posts
Thu 11 Aug 2016
at 06:42
The Dunhill Institute
"Morbid you say? I spend most of my time performing  autopsies determining the cause of death or finding gentic mutation on my subjects. Research and development is not much different. Find the genetic anomaly ,harvested it,and then run a series of tests. You must have lived a very peaceful life till this point Larry. He relaxed in his chair
Jake Whitehall
 player, 4 posts
 Cop working in Fairing
 Wishing for bigger things
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 02:15
The Dunhill Institute
Jake threw the controller down in front of him, grunting in frustration.
"I'll tell you one thing, they have no right holding us like this, who ever they are. I think next time the lab boys come to take us down for a test, I'm telling them that I'm staying put until they give us some information."
Laura Miyahara
 player, 6 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 02:39
The Dunhill Institute
Laura sits up from her relaxed posture on the couch and shakes her head, "Think of it this way, when we get out of here you'll have one hell of a story to tell. I don't care what they have planned, my plan is to get back outside eventually. They can't keep us here forever after all."

She gives a look around and then raises an eyebrow, "So what are you all up to when you aren't being secret science experiments for a bunch of assholes?"
Larry Willow
 player, 9 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 03:31
The Dunhill Institute
Larry smiles, "I live peacefully in various rented cabins as deep into national parks as I can get. Bread and butter is wildlife pictures, sometimes with articles."
He then turns to Jake, and says, "you won."
Apparently, Larry had his wrestler leave the ring and get counted out.
Alistair Carson
 player, 11 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 05:47
The Dunhill Institute
" I'm a medical examiner, I work in conjunction with the St. Louis Police Department. Mainly in crime scene forensics.  Trust me the television shows get it all wrong.  When I'm not doing that I'm going to comic book conventions sci-fi shows and getting memorabilia from writers and artists.  Guilty pleasures. What do you do when you're not a lab experiment?"  He passed the question on to the next person.
Rachel Wong
 player, 6 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 16:40
The Dunhill Institute
Rachel realised she was the next person and looked a everyone else."Oh? I'm a cook at a restaurant in Madison. Cooking has basically been the only thing I've been good at, so I made it my profession." She sat back in her chair and sighed before continuing "I usually do a crossword or read a book when I'm not cooking, it's a nice contrast with how frantic the kitchen gets. What about you?" She a, passing the question on once more.