In the months of June/July, 1947, a freak accident occurred between the cities of Roswell and Corona. The crash site of an unidentified object was discovered, the debris quickly recovered and stored away by the RAAF. Official reports and press releases stated that the remains on the site indicated a crashed weather balloon, but the incident sparked rumours of a UFO, aptly named ‘flying saucer’ due to popular culture influences, and it caught the interest of many people around the globe- Especially those who were already fascinated by the prospect of extraterrestrial life. The Roswell crash has become one of the most famous mysteries in modern culture, similar to the Mary Celeste and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. It has singlehandedly kept the economy of Roswell running due to mass tourism. But, of course, only a select few genuinely believe that the crashed object was of non-terran craftsmanship. And they are right. The American government has been researching the wreckage and the technology that they discovered inside it for decades now, in the infamous high-security military base known as Area 51, subject of many conspiracy theories. Little was left of the cruiser’s initial hardware, including the most interesting parts such as the drive and weaponry systems. Among the technology that was retrieved from the rubble were ten cylinders made of a super-compressed crystalline material, about three foot tall and two foot in width, and transparent, each containing a fluid of a different colour. Floating in the middle of the containers- Seemingly without any sort of suspension- Were more cylinders, all with a chrome hue, rounded edges and a luminous band of the same colour as the fluid it was settled in. Various attempts were made to open the containers, but the crystalline materials surrounding the were impervious to every single one of them, whether it was brute force, acid, lasers or any other sort of material or energy with the potential to destroy. In the end, only one experiment succeeded; the touch of a living human being. The fluid inside the specified container was PH-neutral, nor poisonous- In fact, it was not even actually a fluid. It seemed to consist of nanobots of a molecular size, built out of a wide variety of atoms- Even ones that normally wouldn’t successfully connect to each other, along with some that weren’t even known to modernday chemistry. They defeated every rule of chemistry and physics. Their most astounding quality, however, was their affinity with organic tissue, receptability to the brainwaves and their apparent kinetic abilities. They could interconnect and move to form high-density armor, mobile tendrils, spikes, and of course the fluid state they were found in. In every forme, however, they kept the same hue. All this activity was powered by the glowing, metallic device that effectively turned out to be a perpetual battery with physics-altering abilities. The person to discover all of this was Elijah Smith, Head of Research at Area 51; The one who had opened the canister with his touch, after which the nanobots, and with them the perpetual battery, had latched on to his skin. Due to the military potential of the canisters, a select few of top soldiers were simultaneously brought into contact with the canisters. All were rejected, and died of electrocution upon contact with the canisters. Careful further research proved that two factors were important in the process of selection; The younger the subject, the smaller the electrical charge, up to the point where every test subject below the age of eighteen survived the impact. This, however, didn’t explain why Elijah Smith- Who was 25 years of age- was able to connect to the nanobots successfully. This was pinpointed to his partial deafness, a recurring problem in his family on his father’s side. Now, the search starts for new, suitable test subjects of the age of sixteen or seventeen with a slight motorical or sense disability. Preferred were those who would not be missed from society, and had good reasons to cooperate willingly- And, of course, with a more then reasonable intellect and creativity needed to successfully control the nanobots. This is the start of our new main research project, dubbed ‘Project Alpha’. ~~~ That’s right, folks. Out of the blue, a revamped version of my old RP, Project Alpha; Not a prequel, nor a sequel, but a complete overhaul- And hopefully, an improvement. If you’ve read the above story, I hope you just about know what it is that this RP is all about- For those willing to join, I will conjure up a biography template later. Two spots are already reserved, for Brendan Savem and Dwayna DragonFire respectively. For now, I’m mostly just curious how many people would want to join this teenage superhero-themed brainchild/fart of mine. I’m willing to give everyone a chance, although I will be a bit selective later on because I aim to keep the quality as high as possible- So at least a bit of role playing experience is preferred! I hope this was an enjoyable read and an interesting idea, and remember, science is the future, and the future starts with you!