4D II – Project #2, Soundscape

Background story:

There are two men in the room, one of which is awakened by the sound of a helicopter flying over the old, wooden house. The house is found in the middle of spacious land, near a forested area, and there are very few houses in the area as most of them are sporadically placed. It is at night, and only the rather strong wind and insects can be heard.

The man who wakes up creeps around the room, rummaging for the keys. He opens the bedroom door, and walks down the corridor, coming to a creaky flight of stairs. He descends, feeling nervous, and takes a deep breath before opening the heavy front door, looking out to see where the helicopter is.

Visual representation:

Rebecca Yang_G3_4D Project #2




One of the farming provinces in Clyria, Gildford is mostly home to labourers who toil day and night on the plantation, putting in effort to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops that are eventually distributed to the other villages in Clyria. Because of the little population and sparse amounts of land (of which only certain areas are suitable for growing crops), houses and farms are sporadically situated. Most farmhouses are made of wood, and have shabby glass windows that can be open and shut to block out rain. Unfortunately, because resources are limited, the houses are susceptible to wear and tear, but cannot be fixed immediately, giving the exterior a rather run-down and dilapidated look. There are also fenced up plots of land that are used to house livestock such as cows and chickens. Houses are isolated, some found in extremely remote areas, and are not easily seen due to the irregularly formed hilly environment.


A more advanced part of Clyria, it houses people like soldiers who are tasked to scavenge and protect, as well as current leaders and politicians. The best materials go into constructing this area, and the most money is pumped into developing the city. Walls are high, made of a Linel, a silver-grey material that resembles concrete, made using natural stone dug out from the deep grounds of Clyria. The army base is a restricted zone, and Linel walls tower solemnly over the camp, obstructing and outsider from looking in. Palm sized square holes are cut out high on the walls so that soldiers have an almost aerial view of the exterior. Thick, sturdy steel doors guard the entrances and exits to the base.

The politicians houses, though, are perhaps the grandest in all of Clyria. They’re constructed from Linel as well, but have been painted a creamy white using organic tree sap. Soldiers guard these houses on rotational duty, for 24 hours.Ornate steel gates that spiral up to at least four metres begin the walk from the first entrances to front doors of the houses. Each house is about 2 to 3 storeys high, proudly showcasing pristine marble-ish looking staircases and intricate decorations on both the inside and outside of the establishment.


Introduction to Gildford, Clyria:



In the town of Gildford, one of the poorer provinces of Clyria, people there had no choice but to be hardworking. They worked hard to feed themselves, and more often than not, many still went to sleep hungry at night.

The people were small in stature, with tanned skin due to spending long hours in the scorching heat of the new star that orbited the planet, and provided the same energy the old sun did. This new star was called ‘Helios’, Greek for ‘sun’.

With regards to garments, the farming and construction class wore mostly denim, cotton and jersey – practical materials in practical, non- vibrant colours. The soldiers, however, the ones tasked with foraging new, foreign areas and trained in combat should there be a need for battle, wore leather. They needed the thick hide for its tough and hardy nature in their line of work in The Force.

On the other hand, the working class, probably the wealthiest of the lot, wore materials made of chiffon or crepe. They consisted of merchants, thinkers and businessmen, and spent a large bulk of their time being at the top of the budding economy, planning infrastructure, transport, and trade.

And of course, there are the Rogues – the deviators from societal norms. The ones who dress in dark clothing so they blend into the night, which makes it easier for them to go unnoticed and steal precious things.

Means of transport was limited. People had managed to recreate bicycles, which was the main form of getting around for the farmers. Other methods would be on animals, as beasts like horses and cows had been brought over from the previous Earth. There were cars, but very few.

Fabian, who was now a sergeant in the The Force, and Veggie, were childhood friends who grew up together on the rural farms of Gildford. When Fabian was 16, he enlisted to become a soldier, while Veggie continued to work in his family farm, under the guidance of his father. Both of them had never experienced life on Earth, and only had a muddled inkling of what it was like before based on their imagination, and tales told to them by their grandparents.

One day, Sgt. Fabian unexpectedly returns home from his base camp, and approaches Veggie for help.


Previously, in 2316:

In the year 2316, global warming, drastic climate changes and waste disposal has rendered Earth an unsustainable planet for mankind. To top that off, Earth’s inhabitants were also facing overpopulation and an alarming depletion of natural resources. There was a lack of basic necessities, like food and water, and chaos threatened to break loose.



Knowing that man could no longer continue living on a planet that was going to waste, and that there was no feasible cure to the situation, religious leaders and politicians came together during a summit to discuss possible solutions that could turn the impending extinction of all living creatures on Earth around. Times were desperate, and they were forced to come to a hasty conclusion.

Currently, in 2396:

80 years later, mankind is now living on Planet Clyria, billions of miles away from the desolated remains of Earth. Out of all the planets, Clyria had the most similar, optimum living conditions as Earth did, and was therefore, the best alternative. After the summit that took place decades ago, countries all over the world pooled together money and manpower, and efficiently built a shuttle device that had the ability to within hours, carry thousands of people at once to go to Clyria.



Country leaders had tried transporting as many people as they could with the little resources left before Earth perished, but millions were left behind to die. A third of those who were brought to Clyria, however, did not survive along the way, due to the stress, starvation and dehydration, and their unfortunate bodily inability to adapt and cope with the change in atmosphere. This brought the human population to approximately 1 billion. This also meant that only the toughest and strongest were left alive, through method of natural elimination.

Cities in Clyria were no where near Earth’s former glory, but humans had to make do. The lavish lifestyles were gone, where people spent exorbitantly and could afford food wastage. Instead, everyone knew the importance of rationing and self preservation, turning the culture into one that was rather harsh and unyielding.

In a particular town named Gildford, identical to the rest of the population, people fell into pockets that included the working class, farmers and soldiers. Life was tough, but orderly. Soon enough though, things were about to take a turn.


Please indicate the following:
  1. Name of character
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  3. Gender
  4. Age
  5. Weapon of choice
  6. Character’s occupation (Working class, farmer or soldier)