Torchwood Ten is a Torchwood message board based sim that was in the Starfleet Legacy Alliance from 2007 until mid 2014. It currently runs as an independent sim.
Started by Tavey and Foxy in 2007, the sim ran strongly for several years in the SLA, until it was decided to move it elsewhere so that storylines could explore more adult themes than the SLA age limit allowed. The sim continues to thrive in it's new home.
In 2015, two of the characters of Torchwood Ten found themselves being written into a novel.
Torchwood Ten lies deep within the city limits of London, England. They are an elite handpicked team that stands between the realm of Man and the expanse of the unknown. Their purview is the security of the British Empire. Their plan is to keep the general public in blissful ignorance of reality.
Torchwood Ten began in 1879 when Queen Victoria was presented with proof that there was more to the universe than she wanted to know. She created an organization to deal with the things that she did not want to know about; an organization granted unlimited powers by Her Majesty, one that could creep through the night or stand glorious in the sunrise. She empowered The Torchwood Institute.
By the turn of the century there were facilities across the Empire. All working hard to prevent the general public in blissful ignorance.
Torchwood stood strong for decades. Then in one night of fury, one cataclysmic inferno of metal men, terror and desperation, Torchwood crumpled and failed. In a feat no less daring than the one that freed the world, Captain Jack Harkness remade Torchwood. And once he was finished and satisfied with all he could accomplish outside, he turned his gaze back towards London. Back to a facility that had been closed years before.
They are an elite, handpicked team. In a city where past and present rub shoulders as often as alien and human, and the unreal is likely to sit down and ask for a cup of tea, they stand steadfast between the realm of man and the expanse of the unknown.
Their job description is simple. Keep the truth where it belongs and stay alive long enough to make a difference.
Built in 1928, at the time of extensive renovations to the Piccadilly Tube station, the Torchwood Ten Hub is a maze of corridors and rooms that twist around the tunnels of the station itself.
The Hub is organized around a central column. This column has cables and fiber optics snaked around it. It is rumored that there is a living computer within the confines of the grey cement. The sister to Torchwood Three. Nobody knows for sure.
Part way up the column is the main office. It is perched partly through the column, and partly supported on struts that angle out from underneath.
One side of the central area of the Hub is arranged for comfort. Old leather sofas and armchairs are grouped to enable easy conversation. It’s almost homelike. There is a picture of a young Queen Victoria on the wall here.
The other side has workstations and offices. Cables of different sizes and types are strung on hangers around the walls. Team members are encouraged to arrange their work areas the way that they want.
There are a number of corridors leading from the central Hub. One leads to the morgue, one to the archive levels, one to the library. The one closest to the comfort zone leads to personal areas and the gym.
Every member of the team has at least a room here. It is not much. Anyone who lives off site has a single room for those nights when things are too hectic. Anyone who lives onsite has two or three rooms depending on their needs.
There is one last corridor that is locked at all times. It leads to Derowen’s personal area.
There are two entrances through Piccadilly Circus Tube station, one through the Trocadero and one in the Regent Palace, a hotel that has recently closed. Yes, there is a special part of the fountain too - although the platform has a disturbing tendency to jerk sideways part way now it has been moved.
Known Current OperativesEdit
- Derowen Macfie, Director of Torchwood Ten
- Grace Forbes, Senior Agent of Torchwood Ten
- Dr. Nathanial Scott, MD., PhD., Doctor and Archeologist
- Tarquin Sanderson, Field Agent and Jack of all Trades
- Eric Armitage, Field Agent and Weapons Expert
- Frederick Black, Field Agent and part-time "face" of the group
- Rubin Hart, Forensic and Criminal Pathologist for Torchwood Ten
- Punkin Thomas, Researcher for the Torchwood Institute