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Rhinocera
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Rhinocera » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 am

A revised application



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NS Name: Rhinocera
Character Name:Dracan Malifex (Formerly Dracanias Julius Malifex) Oft referred to as Dracan the Dread, throughout his life he has been known by many names to mortals, having assumed many identities, currently he is known as John Lemano, though his mortal alias is Sir Edward Leopold
Appearance:
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 1,847 (Born in 84 B.C, turned in 44 B.C
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Adonis
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.) Rome
Abilities: (All vampires would have access to one of the basic abilities. Older ones would have both of them and an advanced ability as well) Wields both of the basic abilities and has attained a mastery of Hypnosis
Religion: (Any works, including the two Vampiric ones listed in the lore section) Worships the Roman Gods
Languages Spoken: Speaks a great many languages, most of which he does so as fluently as he would if they were his native tongue. His native tongue is Latin, however.

Biography:
Dracan is the illegitimate son to a Roman senator and an expensive whore. The senator, in order to avoid the inherent embarrassment, never acknowledged the child as his son, nor did he ever disclose the fact that he was the boy’s father to Dracan. Dracan has lived the entirety of his extraordinarily long life without learning the identity of his father, who happened to be a man he knew his entire human life. While the senator never acknowledged Dracan as a son, he did serve as a friend and mentor to him, while also financially providing for the boy while ensuring he was cared for properly, all from the shadows.

As a young boy, Dracanias Julius Malifex idolized his mentor, a man who embodied all that Dracanias aspired to become as an adult. The man was bold, ambitous, accomplished, and seemed destined for greatness. After all, the roman senator that had fathered Dracan was non other than Julius Caesar himself. When he was but 13 years old, he bore witness to Caesar’s role in annihilating the gladiatorial revolt led by the legendary spartacus. This inspired him, and truly set forth the road to his mortal ambitions.

At the conclusion of his boyhood, he followed his mentor into the Roman Military, serving as a loyal soldier for many years to come, remaining with the great Caesar until the legendary Roman’s death. At first, he served as a page of sorts, following Caesar about the battlefield, though he did endure his fair share of combat, an art which he showed an affinity and natural talent for. Violence came naturally to Dracanias, and this suit his career quite well. By the age of 20, he commanded a cohort, by 22, the 1st cohort of Caeser’s legion. By 25, he commanded a legion of his own, subservient to Julius, of course. He campaigned in Egypt, in Gaul, against Pompey, wherever Caesar asked him to go he went, whatever Caesar asked of him he did. Upon Julius’ ascension to Dictator of Rome, Dracanias had become an esteemed, respected, and influential general loyal to only his mentor and oldest friend. His power extended over numerous legions, placing him on the level of Marc Antony, Caesar’s right hand man.

The day of Caeser’s assassination, Dracanias himself befell a similar fate. A number of thugs, under instruction from the senate, entered Dracanias’ home in the dark of night, brutally beating him to what they thought was his death. Dead, however, he was not. The brink of death was upon him. Many thought him to be dead, but agents of the Vampire Adonis. Adonis saw in the weakened and dying Dracanias an opportunity to both attain a new follower and seize control of Dracanias’ legions without having to go through the task of subverting his successor. Adonis turned Dracanias, and convinced him to swear his fealty under the promise of avenging Julius’ death, an offer Dracanias could not refuse.

Once he had survived the feral phase of the transformation, Dracanias resumed his role that he led prior to his vampirism. He used his legions to both avenge Caesar's death, supporting Augustus in the civil wars that followed, and to further Adonis’ own agenda. Many times those who were targeted by Adonis, be it vampire or human, met their demise at the blade of Dracanias or his legionaries. In short order, Dracanias was named a Praetor, using his power and influence in the mortal world while he grew in strength as a Vampire.

As the centuries passed and generations of mortals were born and died off, Dracanias grew in power and influence within the Vampiric society. At first, he was but a pawn in Adonis’ schemes. His mortal position more meaningful than his vampiric contribution. Eventually, however, he became strong enough to be of use. Often selected by the vampire consul to dispose of those who had become a hindrance, Dracanias, long since referred to as Dracan, became Dracan the Dread. Wielding a sword of great elegance, adorned with rubies and hilt and scabbard, crafted by the finest smith, mortal or vampiric, that he ever encountered, he slew many an enemy of Adonis and the society. A trusted servant to Adonis, his loyalty was unwavering and his wrath unrelenting. If a threat did not warrant Adonis’ interference, there was a decent chance that Dracan would be the last figure a doomed vampire would ever see.

Nearly a millenia past his transformation, Dracan had attained incredible personal power. His time as Adonis’ assassin not past, Dracan determined it would still be prudent to settle into a “home” or at least a defensible place of secrecy, where one may reside and/or rest without fear of discovery or interference. This is where Severious, an ancient vampire similar in age to Dracan, perhaps a century or a few younger, was of importance. His oldest friend and ally, Severious, settled as quaestor of Madrid. It was Severious that recommended a site for his old friend’s “home”, with the site being a remote and secure valley located by a remote Spanish mountain, a site that had become known to him through a vampire that had once walked the streets of Madrid, but had perished as a casualty of his own hubris, believing he was above the laws of vampiric society.

This valley was naturally hidden from sight, and was difficult to access if one did not already know the path. Fortunately, the path was know to Severious and imparted upon Dracan. Dracan, over the next few centuries, tirelessly worked at constructing his “home”, when his duties as Praetor allowed for it, and supplemented his own efforts by enlisting the help of enslaved humans as needed. The final product of his efforts was a small, but impressive, secluded, and defensible fortress. It was here that Dracan would lay his head to rest and even the fortress even hosted the consul himself on occasion.

Dracan’s fortune of power and influence met a crisis at the onset of the 17th century, as the Children of Abraham became a dire threat. While he hunted them relentlessly, murdering many, they did not sit idle and wait for their demise. A handful of their most powerful members assembled and attempted to assassinate Dracan, but failed. He killed 3 of the 5 while two fled, but was himself grievously wounded. His injuries were not fatal, but were nearly so. For a few years, he resided in his own secret fortress, barely capable of leaving his bed. He was cared for by his mortal servantry and a few loyal vampires assigned by the consul himself. Once the physical wounds had healed, he re-emerged, resurfacing (though Adonis and a select few were aware of why he had stepped away) to see the Children of Abraham decimated if not completely annihilated.

For nearly a century following his reemergence, he serves Adonis directly, traveling as a personal guard to his maker. Adonis did not wish to expose a member of his own bloodline to attack after Dracan was nearly killed, but the docility of being a glorified bodyguard suited the consul’s formerly preferred assassin poorly. Dracan asked of his maker and master that he be allowed to enforce the will of the consul as he once did, and Adonis although reluctant at first, eventually elected to allow it, as Dracan has proven that he still possessed the instinct, ability, and penchant for violence that had garnered him the reputation as Dracan the Dread. However, instead of releasing Dracan upon the old world, as one would have expected, he elected to dispatch him to the new world. After all, it was a long way from the established society and Adonis recognized that this distance could lead to unfamiliarity and that unfamiliarity could lead to dissent and disregard. Dracan was sent to New Spain with the mandate to enforce the laws of the society and to do so diligently.

Dracan made his way too new spain, living as a spanish noble from the shadows, asserting the will of Adonis upon those who dared violate vampiric law. Such violations were few and far between, with only a single vampire disregarding the law to a degree where Dracan was drawn to act. The offender had meddled in mortal affairs to a degree that had been deemed in violation of the law of restraint. The particular vampire was slain for his transgressions, and none dared follow the same path. Dracan’s incursion, however, did not sit well with the governor of the region, who appealed to him to leave. The governor, a vampire of nearly 8 centuries of age, felt that Dracan’s presence was no longer necessary in the city, instead simply unnerving the young vampires who made up the bulk of New Spain’s population. An appeal was made for Dracan to move on from the Spanish territory.

Typically, such a request would be rebuked, but this time it had legitimate merit. Dracan agreed to vacate New Spain, with the understanding that should issue arise, he would return and that the governor himself would be held responsible.

Making his way to boston, he now poses as an Englishman of the name Sir Edward Leopold, a man who met his demise at Dracan’s own hands. Most members of vampiric society believe him to have returned to the old world, though a select few, Adonis, the governor of Philadephia, and Severious among them, know the truth. He presently masquerades as a vampire of 3 centuries in age, by the name of John Lemano, an english vampire long since dead, with the approval of the consul. Lemano, as the Vampires within Boston know him, through the alias of Sir Leopold, is a wealthy individual who lives a life of recluse, though he appears to be an active member of the Bostonian vampiric society, with aims on Quaestorship. He believes the perceived absence of an agent of Adonis will allow the vampires of Boston to act to their true intentions, revealing who needs to be dealt with instead of having them fester in the shadows as the Children of Abraham once did. As Dracan has primarily operated from the shadows in the past, it is unlikely that he would be recognized by vampires within the society for who he truly is, within Boston at least.

#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE

I addressed some of your concerns, including eliminating the over bearing mortal interference, the overlapping positions, and the unexplained weakness. Also threw in a new explanation for why he would be in Boston. Hope the edits are enough, this rp looks interesting and I’m hoping the original character I thought up can still be salvaged, despite the Caeser thing. I just thought it made Dracan a bit more interesting, as the fact will have little if any tangible impact on his arc, unless you decide that Adonis is aware, which could also be interesting.

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Imperial Warglorian Empire » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:21 am

So just wanna ask, what exactly would we be doing in this RP? And to my understanding, we'll be starting in 1763 Boston?
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:04 am

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:So just wanna ask, what exactly would we be doing in this RP? And to my understanding, we'll be starting in 1763 Boston?



It's going to be a story based rp with a bit of sandbox. Each "arc" will take place in a different city and be somewhat self contained. And yes, that is the starting point of the RP.
Rhinocera wrote:
A revised application



Vampire APP

NS Name: Rhinocera
Character Name:Dracan Malifex (Formerly Dracanias Julius Malifex) Oft referred to as Dracan the Dread, throughout his life he has been known by many names to mortals, having assumed many identities, currently he is known as John Lemano, though his mortal alias is Sir Edward Leopold
Appearance:
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 1,847 (Born in 84 B.C, turned in 44 B.C
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Adonis
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.) Rome
Abilities: (All vampires would have access to one of the basic abilities. Older ones would have both of them and an advanced ability as well) Wields both of the basic abilities and has attained a mastery of Hypnosis
Religion: (Any works, including the two Vampiric ones listed in the lore section) Worships the Roman Gods
Languages Spoken: Speaks a great many languages, most of which he does so as fluently as he would if they were his native tongue. His native tongue is Latin, however.

Biography: [spoiler]Dracan is the illegitimate son to a Roman senator and an expensive whore. The senator, in order to avoid the inherent embarrassment, never acknowledged the child as his son, nor did he ever disclose the fact that he was the boy’s father to Dracan. Dracan has lived the entirety of his extraordinarily long life without learning the identity of his father, who happened to be a man he knew his entire human life. While the senator never acknowledged Dracan as a son, he did serve as a friend and mentor to him, while also financially providing for the boy while ensuring he was cared for properly, all from the shadows.

As a young boy, Dracanias Julius Malifex idolized his mentor, a man who embodied all that Dracanias aspired to become as an adult. The man was bold, ambitous, accomplished, and seemed destined for greatness. After all, the roman senator that had fathered Dracan was non other than Julius Caesar himself. When he was but 13 years old, he bore witness to Caesar’s role in annihilating the gladiatorial revolt led by the legendary spartacus. This inspired him, and truly set forth the road to his mortal ambitions.

At the conclusion of his boyhood, he followed his mentor into the Roman Military, serving as a loyal soldier for many years to come, remaining with the great Caesar until the legendary Roman’s death. At first, he served as a page of sorts, following Caesar about the battlefield, though he did endure his fair share of combat, an art which he showed an affinity and natural talent for. Violence came naturally to Dracanias, and this suit his career quite well. By the age of 20, he commanded a cohort, by 22, the 1st cohort of Caeser’s legion. By 25, he commanded a legion of his own, subservient to Julius, of course. He campaigned in Egypt, in Gaul, against Pompey, wherever Caesar asked him to go he went, whatever Caesar asked of him he did. Upon Julius’ ascension to Dictator of Rome, Dracanias had become an esteemed, respected, and influential general loyal to only his mentor and oldest friend. His power extended over numerous legions, placing him on the level of Marc Antony, Caesar’s right hand man.

The day of Caeser’s assassination, Dracanias himself befell a similar fate. A number of thugs, under instruction from the senate, entered Dracanias’ home in the dark of night, brutally beating him to what they thought was his death. Dead, however, he was not. The brink of death was upon him. Many thought him to be dead, but agents of the Vampire Adonis. Adonis saw in the weakened and dying Dracanias an opportunity to both attain a new follower and seize control of Dracanias’ legions without having to go through the task of subverting his successor. Adonis turned Dracanias, and convinced him to swear his fealty under the promise of avenging Julius’ death, an offer Dracanias could not refuse.

Once he had survived the feral phase of the transformation, Dracanias resumed his role that he led prior to his vampirism. He used his legions to both avenge Caesar's death, supporting Augustus in the civil wars that followed, and to further Adonis’ own agenda. Many times those who were targeted by Adonis, be it vampire or human, met their demise at the blade of Dracanias or his legionaries. In short order, Dracanias was named a Praetor, using his power and influence in the mortal world while he grew in strength as a Vampire.

As the centuries passed and generations of mortals were born and died off, Dracanias grew in power and influence within the Vampiric society. At first, he was but a pawn in Adonis’ schemes. His mortal position more meaningful than his vampiric contribution. Eventually, however, he became strong enough to be of use. Often selected by the vampire consul to dispose of those who had become a hindrance, Dracanias, long since referred to as Dracan, became Dracan the Dread. Wielding a sword of great elegance, adorned with rubies and hilt and scabbard, crafted by the finest smith, mortal or vampiric, that he ever encountered, he slew many an enemy of Adonis and the society. A trusted servant to Adonis, his loyalty was unwavering and his wrath unrelenting. If a threat did not warrant Adonis’ interference, there was a decent chance that Dracan would be the last figure a doomed vampire would ever see.

Nearly a millenia past his transformation, Dracan had attained incredible personal power. His time as Adonis’ assassin not past, Dracan determined it would still be prudent to settle into a “home” or at least a defensible place of secrecy, where one may reside and/or rest without fear of discovery or interference. This is where Severious, an ancient vampire similar in age to Dracan, perhaps a century or a few younger, was of importance. His oldest friend and ally, Severious, settled as quaestor of Madrid. It was Severious that recommended a site for his old friend’s “home”, with the site being a remote and secure valley located by a remote Spanish mountain, a site that had become known to him through a vampire that had once walked the streets of Madrid, but had perished as a casualty of his own hubris, believing he was above the laws of vampiric society.

This valley was naturally hidden from sight, and was difficult to access if one did not already know the path. Fortunately, the path was know to Severious and imparted upon Dracan. Dracan, over the next few centuries, tirelessly worked at constructing his “home”, when his duties as Praetor allowed for it, and supplemented his own efforts by enlisting the help of enslaved humans as needed. The final product of his efforts was a small, but impressive, secluded, and defensible fortress. It was here that Dracan would lay his head to rest and even the fortress even hosted the consul himself on occasion.

Dracan’s fortune of power and influence met a crisis at the onset of the 17th century, as the Children of Abraham became a dire threat. While he hunted them relentlessly, murdering many, they did not sit idle and wait for their demise. A handful of their most powerful members assembled and attempted to assassinate Dracan, but failed. He killed 3 of the 5 while two fled, but was himself grievously wounded. His injuries were not fatal, but were nearly so. For a few years, he resided in his own secret fortress, barely capable of leaving his bed. He was cared for by his mortal servantry and a few loyal vampires assigned by the consul himself. Once the physical wounds had healed, he re-emerged, resurfacing (though Adonis and a select few were aware of why he had stepped away) to see the Children of Abraham decimated if not completely annihilated.

For nearly a century following his reemergence, he serves Adonis directly, traveling as a personal guard to his maker. Adonis did not wish to expose a member of his own bloodline to attack after Dracan was nearly killed, but the docility of being a glorified bodyguard suited the consul’s formerly preferred assassin poorly. Dracan asked of his maker and master that he be allowed to enforce the will of the consul as he once did, and Adonis although reluctant at first, eventually elected to allow it, as Dracan has proven that he still possessed the instinct, ability, and penchant for violence that had garnered him the reputation as Dracan the Dread. However, instead of releasing Dracan upon the old world, as one would have expected, he elected to dispatch him to the new world. After all, it was a long way from the established society and Adonis recognized that this distance could lead to unfamiliarity and that unfamiliarity could lead to dissent and disregard. Dracan was sent to New Spain with the mandate to enforce the laws of the society and to do so diligently.

Dracan made his way too new spain, living as a spanish noble from the shadows, asserting the will of Adonis upon those who dared violate vampiric law. Such violations were few and far between, with only a single vampire disregarding the law to a degree where Dracan was drawn to act. The offender had meddled in mortal affairs to a degree that had been deemed in violation of the law of restraint. The particular vampire was slain for his transgressions, and none dared follow the same path. Dracan’s incursion, however, did not sit well with the governor of the region, who appealed to him to leave. The governor, a vampire of nearly 8 centuries of age, felt that Dracan’s presence was no longer necessary in the city, instead simply unnerving the young vampires who made up the bulk of New Spain’s population. An appeal was made for Dracan to move on from the Spanish territory.

Typically, such a request would be rebuked, but this time it had legitimate merit. Dracan agreed to vacate New Spain, with the understanding that should issue arise, he would return and that the governor himself would be held responsible.

Making his way to boston, he now poses as an Englishman of the name Sir Edward Leopold, a man who met his demise at Dracan’s own hands. Most members of vampiric society believe him to have returned to the old world, though a select few, Adonis, the governor of Philadephia, and Severious among them, know the truth. He presently masquerades as a vampire of 3 centuries in age, by the name of John Lemano, an english vampire long since dead, with the approval of the consul. Lemano, as the Vampires within Boston know him, through the alias of Sir Leopold, is a wealthy individual who lives a life of recluse, though he appears to be an active member of the Bostonian vampiric society, with aims on Quaestorship. He believes the perceived absence of an agent of Adonis will allow the vampires of Boston to act to their true intentions, revealing who needs to be dealt with instead of having them fester in the shadows as the Children of Abraham once did. As Dracan has primarily operated from the shadows in the past, it is unlikely that he would be recognized by vampires within the society for who he truly is, within Boston at least.

#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE[/spoiler]

I addressed some of your concerns, including eliminating the over bearing mortal interference, the overlapping positions, and the unexplained weakness. Also threw in a new explanation for why he would be in Boston. Hope the edits are enough, this rp looks interesting and I’m hoping the original character I thought up can still be salvaged, despite the Caeser thing. I just thought it made Dracan a bit more interesting, as the fact will have little if any tangible impact on his arc, unless you decide that Adonis is aware, which could also be interesting.


I appreciate the effort, and it is a really well done app, but it really doesn't work. Like I said before, the son of Caesar thing, I really don't see how it's either neccesary or how it would fit in. A person of that much historical significance wouldn't just vanish from history, even if he was publicly he was just a protege, and even with vampiric influence.

Next up, as I said the first time, Adonis would never let one of his scions cross the ocean at this point in history. His bloodline is too valuable and the distance is far too great. Even if Adonis trusts Dracan completely, there are far too many members of the society who, while they are too weak and cowardly to strike at Adonis himself, would gladly take the opportunity to utterly humiliate or even kill Dracan.

Next, his age is a huge problem. I had a reccomended max of 500 for a reason. While it's true that a Praetor might have cause to visit America, even an older one, Dracan would have an incredibly hard time disguising his age. To put it in perspective, Dracan would be outclassing pretty much every other vampire, assuming the others stick within the reccomended age limit, by such a degree that all Player characters at once may not be able to take him on. If you still want to have an older more ancient Praetor, I'd say between 750-900 ish. I'll also probably hard cap age at 900 now.

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Corporate Police State

Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:So just wanna ask, what exactly would we be doing in this RP? And to my understanding, we'll be starting in 1763 Boston?



It's going to be a story based rp with a bit of sandbox. Each "arc" will take place in a different city and be somewhat self contained. And yes, that is the starting point of the RP.
Rhinocera wrote:
A revised application



Vampire APP

NS Name: Rhinocera
Character Name:Dracan Malifex (Formerly Dracanias Julius Malifex) Oft referred to as Dracan the Dread, throughout his life he has been known by many names to mortals, having assumed many identities, currently he is known as John Lemano, though his mortal alias is Sir Edward Leopold
Appearance:
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 1,847 (Born in 84 B.C, turned in 44 B.C
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Adonis
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.) Rome
Abilities: (All vampires would have access to one of the basic abilities. Older ones would have both of them and an advanced ability as well) Wields both of the basic abilities and has attained a mastery of Hypnosis
Religion: (Any works, including the two Vampiric ones listed in the lore section) Worships the Roman Gods
Languages Spoken: Speaks a great many languages, most of which he does so as fluently as he would if they were his native tongue. His native tongue is Latin, however.

Biography: [spoiler]Dracan is the illegitimate son to a Roman senator and an expensive whore. The senator, in order to avoid the inherent embarrassment, never acknowledged the child as his son, nor did he ever disclose the fact that he was the boy’s father to Dracan. Dracan has lived the entirety of his extraordinarily long life without learning the identity of his father, who happened to be a man he knew his entire human life. While the senator never acknowledged Dracan as a son, he did serve as a friend and mentor to him, while also financially providing for the boy while ensuring he was cared for properly, all from the shadows.

As a young boy, Dracanias Julius Malifex idolized his mentor, a man who embodied all that Dracanias aspired to become as an adult. The man was bold, ambitous, accomplished, and seemed destined for greatness. After all, the roman senator that had fathered Dracan was non other than Julius Caesar himself. When he was but 13 years old, he bore witness to Caesar’s role in annihilating the gladiatorial revolt led by the legendary spartacus. This inspired him, and truly set forth the road to his mortal ambitions.

At the conclusion of his boyhood, he followed his mentor into the Roman Military, serving as a loyal soldier for many years to come, remaining with the great Caesar until the legendary Roman’s death. At first, he served as a page of sorts, following Caesar about the battlefield, though he did endure his fair share of combat, an art which he showed an affinity and natural talent for. Violence came naturally to Dracanias, and this suit his career quite well. By the age of 20, he commanded a cohort, by 22, the 1st cohort of Caeser’s legion. By 25, he commanded a legion of his own, subservient to Julius, of course. He campaigned in Egypt, in Gaul, against Pompey, wherever Caesar asked him to go he went, whatever Caesar asked of him he did. Upon Julius’ ascension to Dictator of Rome, Dracanias had become an esteemed, respected, and influential general loyal to only his mentor and oldest friend. His power extended over numerous legions, placing him on the level of Marc Antony, Caesar’s right hand man.

The day of Caeser’s assassination, Dracanias himself befell a similar fate. A number of thugs, under instruction from the senate, entered Dracanias’ home in the dark of night, brutally beating him to what they thought was his death. Dead, however, he was not. The brink of death was upon him. Many thought him to be dead, but agents of the Vampire Adonis. Adonis saw in the weakened and dying Dracanias an opportunity to both attain a new follower and seize control of Dracanias’ legions without having to go through the task of subverting his successor. Adonis turned Dracanias, and convinced him to swear his fealty under the promise of avenging Julius’ death, an offer Dracanias could not refuse.

Once he had survived the feral phase of the transformation, Dracanias resumed his role that he led prior to his vampirism. He used his legions to both avenge Caesar's death, supporting Augustus in the civil wars that followed, and to further Adonis’ own agenda. Many times those who were targeted by Adonis, be it vampire or human, met their demise at the blade of Dracanias or his legionaries. In short order, Dracanias was named a Praetor, using his power and influence in the mortal world while he grew in strength as a Vampire.

As the centuries passed and generations of mortals were born and died off, Dracanias grew in power and influence within the Vampiric society. At first, he was but a pawn in Adonis’ schemes. His mortal position more meaningful than his vampiric contribution. Eventually, however, he became strong enough to be of use. Often selected by the vampire consul to dispose of those who had become a hindrance, Dracanias, long since referred to as Dracan, became Dracan the Dread. Wielding a sword of great elegance, adorned with rubies and hilt and scabbard, crafted by the finest smith, mortal or vampiric, that he ever encountered, he slew many an enemy of Adonis and the society. A trusted servant to Adonis, his loyalty was unwavering and his wrath unrelenting. If a threat did not warrant Adonis’ interference, there was a decent chance that Dracan would be the last figure a doomed vampire would ever see.

Nearly a millenia past his transformation, Dracan had attained incredible personal power. His time as Adonis’ assassin not past, Dracan determined it would still be prudent to settle into a “home” or at least a defensible place of secrecy, where one may reside and/or rest without fear of discovery or interference. This is where Severious, an ancient vampire similar in age to Dracan, perhaps a century or a few younger, was of importance. His oldest friend and ally, Severious, settled as quaestor of Madrid. It was Severious that recommended a site for his old friend’s “home”, with the site being a remote and secure valley located by a remote Spanish mountain, a site that had become known to him through a vampire that had once walked the streets of Madrid, but had perished as a casualty of his own hubris, believing he was above the laws of vampiric society.

This valley was naturally hidden from sight, and was difficult to access if one did not already know the path. Fortunately, the path was know to Severious and imparted upon Dracan. Dracan, over the next few centuries, tirelessly worked at constructing his “home”, when his duties as Praetor allowed for it, and supplemented his own efforts by enlisting the help of enslaved humans as needed. The final product of his efforts was a small, but impressive, secluded, and defensible fortress. It was here that Dracan would lay his head to rest and even the fortress even hosted the consul himself on occasion.

Dracan’s fortune of power and influence met a crisis at the onset of the 17th century, as the Children of Abraham became a dire threat. While he hunted them relentlessly, murdering many, they did not sit idle and wait for their demise. A handful of their most powerful members assembled and attempted to assassinate Dracan, but failed. He killed 3 of the 5 while two fled, but was himself grievously wounded. His injuries were not fatal, but were nearly so. For a few years, he resided in his own secret fortress, barely capable of leaving his bed. He was cared for by his mortal servantry and a few loyal vampires assigned by the consul himself. Once the physical wounds had healed, he re-emerged, resurfacing (though Adonis and a select few were aware of why he had stepped away) to see the Children of Abraham decimated if not completely annihilated.

For nearly a century following his reemergence, he serves Adonis directly, traveling as a personal guard to his maker. Adonis did not wish to expose a member of his own bloodline to attack after Dracan was nearly killed, but the docility of being a glorified bodyguard suited the consul’s formerly preferred assassin poorly. Dracan asked of his maker and master that he be allowed to enforce the will of the consul as he once did, and Adonis although reluctant at first, eventually elected to allow it, as Dracan has proven that he still possessed the instinct, ability, and penchant for violence that had garnered him the reputation as Dracan the Dread. However, instead of releasing Dracan upon the old world, as one would have expected, he elected to dispatch him to the new world. After all, it was a long way from the established society and Adonis recognized that this distance could lead to unfamiliarity and that unfamiliarity could lead to dissent and disregard. Dracan was sent to New Spain with the mandate to enforce the laws of the society and to do so diligently.

Dracan made his way too new spain, living as a spanish noble from the shadows, asserting the will of Adonis upon those who dared violate vampiric law. Such violations were few and far between, with only a single vampire disregarding the law to a degree where Dracan was drawn to act. The offender had meddled in mortal affairs to a degree that had been deemed in violation of the law of restraint. The particular vampire was slain for his transgressions, and none dared follow the same path. Dracan’s incursion, however, did not sit well with the governor of the region, who appealed to him to leave. The governor, a vampire of nearly 8 centuries of age, felt that Dracan’s presence was no longer necessary in the city, instead simply unnerving the young vampires who made up the bulk of New Spain’s population. An appeal was made for Dracan to move on from the Spanish territory.

Typically, such a request would be rebuked, but this time it had legitimate merit. Dracan agreed to vacate New Spain, with the understanding that should issue arise, he would return and that the governor himself would be held responsible.

Making his way to boston, he now poses as an Englishman of the name Sir Edward Leopold, a man who met his demise at Dracan’s own hands. Most members of vampiric society believe him to have returned to the old world, though a select few, Adonis, the governor of Philadephia, and Severious among them, know the truth. He presently masquerades as a vampire of 3 centuries in age, by the name of John Lemano, an english vampire long since dead, with the approval of the consul. Lemano, as the Vampires within Boston know him, through the alias of Sir Leopold, is a wealthy individual who lives a life of recluse, though he appears to be an active member of the Bostonian vampiric society, with aims on Quaestorship. He believes the perceived absence of an agent of Adonis will allow the vampires of Boston to act to their true intentions, revealing who needs to be dealt with instead of having them fester in the shadows as the Children of Abraham once did. As Dracan has primarily operated from the shadows in the past, it is unlikely that he would be recognized by vampires within the society for who he truly is, within Boston at least.

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I addressed some of your concerns, including eliminating the over bearing mortal interference, the overlapping positions, and the unexplained weakness. Also threw in a new explanation for why he would be in Boston. Hope the edits are enough, this rp looks interesting and I’m hoping the original character I thought up can still be salvaged, despite the Caeser thing. I just thought it made Dracan a bit more interesting, as the fact will have little if any tangible impact on his arc, unless you decide that Adonis is aware, which could also be interesting.


I appreciate the effort, and it is a really well done app, but it really doesn't work. Like I said before, the son of Caesar thing, I really don't see how it's either neccesary or how it would fit in. A person of that much historical significance wouldn't just vanish from history, even if he was publicly he was just a protege, and even with vampiric influence.

Next up, as I said the first time, Adonis would never let one of his scions cross the ocean at this point in history. His bloodline is too valuable and the distance is far too great. Even if Adonis trusts Dracan completely, there are far too many members of the society who, while they are too weak and cowardly to strike at Adonis himself, would gladly take the opportunity to utterly humiliate or even kill Dracan.

Next, his age is a huge problem. I had a reccomended max of 500 for a reason. While it's true that a Praetor might have cause to visit America, even an older one, Dracan would have an incredibly hard time disguising his age. To put it in perspective, Dracan would be outclassing pretty much every other vampire, assuming the others stick within the reccomended age limit, by such a degree that all Player characters at once may not be able to take him on. If you still want to have an older more ancient Praetor, I'd say between 750-900 ish. I'll also probably hard cap age at 900 now.

Is it fine if I have character which are Children of Abraham in private?

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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 am

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:

It's going to be a story based rp with a bit of sandbox. Each "arc" will take place in a different city and be somewhat self contained. And yes, that is the starting point of the RP.

I appreciate the effort, and it is a really well done app, but it really doesn't work. Like I said before, the son of Caesar thing, I really don't see how it's either neccesary or how it would fit in. A person of that much historical significance wouldn't just vanish from history, even if he was publicly he was just a protege, and even with vampiric influence.

Next up, as I said the first time, Adonis would never let one of his scions cross the ocean at this point in history. His bloodline is too valuable and the distance is far too great. Even if Adonis trusts Dracan completely, there are far too many members of the society who, while they are too weak and cowardly to strike at Adonis himself, would gladly take the opportunity to utterly humiliate or even kill Dracan.

Next, his age is a huge problem. I had a reccomended max of 500 for a reason. While it's true that a Praetor might have cause to visit America, even an older one, Dracan would have an incredibly hard time disguising his age. To put it in perspective, Dracan would be outclassing pretty much every other vampire, assuming the others stick within the reccomended age limit, by such a degree that all Player characters at once may not be able to take him on. If you still want to have an older more ancient Praetor, I'd say between 750-900 ish. I'll also probably hard cap age at 900 now.

Is it fine if I have character which are Children of Abraham in private?


Perfectly acceptable, just be ready in case a Praetor comes knocking.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:55 am

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Is it fine if I have character which are Children of Abraham in private?


Perfectly acceptable, just be ready in case a Praetor comes knocking.

Is there any way where a vampire could be killed by mortals without them realising that they're a vampire?

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Postby Grand Indochina » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 am

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
Perfectly acceptable, just be ready in case a Praetor comes knocking.

Is there any way where a vampire could be killed by mortals without them realising that they're a vampire?


Fatal wounds to the area around the heart, the neck and the head. I think...

Do vampires afraid of crosses, garlics, and holy waters ?
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
Perfectly acceptable, just be ready in case a Praetor comes knocking.

Is there any way where a vampire could be killed by mortals without them realising that they're a vampire?


Decapitation and wounds to the heart, accidently shoving them into the sun.

Grand Indochina wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Is there any way where a vampire could be killed by mortals without them realising that they're a vampire?


Fatal wounds to the area around the heart, the neck and the head. I think...

Do vampires afraid of crosses, garlics, and holy waters ?


A very, very small amount of holy objects/relics/people have a sort of power over Vampires, but they are rare to the point most in the Society think them myths.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:31 am

NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Henry "Isaac" McGrovester
Appearance: Wears monocles, and a suit. Generally looks like a regular Victorian capitalist, with nothing much to him that would indicate vamprism apart from his eyes and teeth.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 490
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Jacob McGrovester and Mary McGrovester (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.): Portree

Abilities: Basic: Stealth, Intellect, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Atheist to vampires, but masquerades as Roman Catholic to mortals. Children of Abraham secretly, and is actually head of the Children of Abraham.
Languages Spoken: Scottish Gaelic (Primary), English (Primary), Latin, French, German and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Portree on the Isle of Skye to the Quastor of Edinburgh whilst they were hiding out in the cabin, relaxing after a time of hard duty. Back in Glasgow, they gave Henry an education in economics and the operation of business, hoping to make him influential in York or London, perhaps even being appointed as Quaestor. Whilst in the middle of his education though, at around 50, his parents were both shot in the head and executed for suspicion of taking part in the gunpowder plot, which they did, supplying the necessary material and assisting them across the way. After his parents were executed, he went to London and set up McGrovester Corporation, one which operated several factories of several types, grabbing resources from all over the country. As it grew bigger, so did London's GDP and McGrovester's wealth. Many now see him as the hero of London and the bringer of the Industrial Revolution.(Albeit this is false, but hey, ride on a wave good enough and people will think you made it) Meanwhile, he continued to educate himself in business and vamprism, learning to become a master of manipulation and thought, amassing millions of followers. Despite all of this, he went to America in order to pursue further economic gain, planning to expand McGrovester Corporation as he saw all those empty tracts of land....All those slaves to be had. So about a few years ago, he set up a large network of the triangular slave trade, slowly moving his operations to the USA, and to the rest of the Empire. Whilst not nearly as powerful as, say, the East India Company, he was still rich and powerful. In fact, about 50 years ago, he was appointed by the Senate as London's Quastor, due to his extreme influence over it. Being the most intelligent member of the Children of Abraham, he became its leader, amassing power on a large scale, with his title being now known as the "Firstborn of Isaac", and soon, perhaps, he may be able to take down Adonis, or at least be a martyr..there were a lot of those already though.
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]

NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Frederick von Limburgh
Appearance: Blond hair, green eyes, usually wears very fancy and fashionable clothes, and is quite recognisable around Europe.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 243
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Heinrich von Limburgh, Matilda von Limburgh (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: Vienna

Abilities: Basic: Intellect, Stealth, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Children of Abraham in secret, ambivelent about religion in public.
Languages Spoken: German (Primary), English, Latin, French and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Vienna to 2 vampiric parents, he had a talent for music and so chose to train in that, using his music to earn lots of money and earn fame and influence. He performed as an amazing violinist and piano player, composing many pieces himself and making himself well-known as a musician, supporting liberal forces in the Empire (on purpose). This forced him to go into exile into Boston, making contact with McGrovester, and soon he decided to make his fame there, also becoming well-known and very much loved by the local population. His skill allows him to manipulate people. He was recruited to the Church of Abraham by McGrovester and also shares his dream of taking down Adonis. Perhaps a scheme may be launched..................Hmmm......
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]

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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:54 am

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Henry "Isaac" McGrovester
Appearance: Wears monocles, and a suit. Generally looks like a regular Victorian capitalist, with nothing much to him that would indicate vamprism apart from his eyes and teeth.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 490
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Jacob McGrovester and Mary McGrovester (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.): Portree

Abilities: Basic: Stealth, Intellect, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Atheist to vampires, but masquerades as Roman Catholic to mortals. Children of Abraham secretly, and is actually head of the Children of Abraham.
Languages Spoken: Scottish Gaelic (Primary), English (Primary), Latin, French, German and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Portree on the Isle of Skye to the Quastor of Edinburgh whilst they were hiding out in the cabin, relaxing after a time of hard duty. Back in Glasgow, they gave Henry an education in economics and the operation of business, hoping to make him influential in York or London, perhaps even being appointed as Quaestor. Whilst in the middle of his education though, at around 50, his parents were both shot in the head and executed for suspicion of taking part in the gunpowder plot, which they did, supplying the necessary material and assisting them across the way. After his parents were executed, he went to London and set up McGrovester Corporation, one which operated several factories of several types, grabbing resources from all over the country. As it grew bigger, so did London's GDP and McGrovester's wealth. Many now see him as the hero of London and the bringer of the Industrial Revolution.(Albeit this is false, but hey, ride on a wave good enough and people will think you made it) Meanwhile, he continued to educate himself in business and vamprism, learning to become a master of manipulation and thought, amassing millions of followers. Despite all of this, he went to America in order to pursue further economic gain, planning to expand McGrovester Corporation as he saw all those empty tracts of land....All those slaves to be had. So about a few years ago, he set up a large network of the triangular slave trade, slowly moving his operations to the USA, and to the rest of the Empire. Whilst not nearly as powerful as, say, the East India Company, he was still rich and powerful. In fact, about 50 years ago, he was appointed by the Senate as London's Quastor, due to his extreme influence over it. Being the most intelligent member of the Children of Abraham, he became its leader, amassing power on a large scale, with his title being now known as the "Firstborn of Isaac", and soon, perhaps, he may be able to take down Adonis, or at least be a martyr..there were a lot of those already though.
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]

NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Frederick von Limburgh
Appearance: Blond hair, green eyes, usually wears very fancy and fashionable clothes, and is quite recognisable around Europe.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 243
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Heinrich von Limburgh, Matilda von Limburgh (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: Vienna

Abilities: Basic: Intellect, Stealth, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Children of Abraham in secret, ambivelent about religion in public.
Languages Spoken: German (Primary), English, Latin, French and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Vienna to 2 vampiric parents, he had a talent for music and so chose to train in that, using his music to earn lots of money and earn fame and influence. He performed as an amazing violinist and piano player, composing many pieces himself and making himself well-known as a musician, supporting liberal forces in the Empire (on purpose). This forced him to go into exile into Boston, making contact with McGrovester, and soon he decided to make his fame there, also becoming well-known and very much loved by the local population. His skill allows him to manipulate people. He was recruited to the Church of Abraham by McGrovester and also shares his dream of taking down Adonis. Perhaps a scheme may be launched..................Hmmm......
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]


Right, so the apps are good, but I'm going to reject your special type of vampires here who can breed. Vampires are, and make no mistake, undead. They can't breed. You may have another power to make up for it, but breeding is too far.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Henry "Isaac" McGrovester
Appearance: Wears monocles, and a suit. Generally looks like a regular Victorian capitalist, with nothing much to him that would indicate vamprism apart from his eyes and teeth.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 490
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Jacob McGrovester and Mary McGrovester (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.): Portree

Abilities: Basic: Stealth, Intellect, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Atheist to vampires, but masquerades as Roman Catholic to mortals. Children of Abraham secretly, and is actually head of the Children of Abraham.
Languages Spoken: Scottish Gaelic (Primary), English (Primary), Latin, French, German and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Portree on the Isle of Skye to the Quastor of Edinburgh whilst they were hiding out in the cabin, relaxing after a time of hard duty. Back in Glasgow, they gave Henry an education in economics and the operation of business, hoping to make him influential in York or London, perhaps even being appointed as Quaestor. Whilst in the middle of his education though, at around 50, his parents were both shot in the head and executed for suspicion of taking part in the gunpowder plot, which they did, supplying the necessary material and assisting them across the way. After his parents were executed, he went to London and set up McGrovester Corporation, one which operated several factories of several types, grabbing resources from all over the country. As it grew bigger, so did London's GDP and McGrovester's wealth. Many now see him as the hero of London and the bringer of the Industrial Revolution.(Albeit this is false, but hey, ride on a wave good enough and people will think you made it) Meanwhile, he continued to educate himself in business and vamprism, learning to become a master of manipulation and thought, amassing millions of followers. Despite all of this, he went to America in order to pursue further economic gain, planning to expand McGrovester Corporation as he saw all those empty tracts of land....All those slaves to be had. So about a few years ago, he set up a large network of the triangular slave trade, slowly moving his operations to the USA, and to the rest of the Empire. Whilst not nearly as powerful as, say, the East India Company, he was still rich and powerful. In fact, about 50 years ago, he was appointed by the Senate as London's Quastor, due to his extreme influence over it. Being the most intelligent member of the Children of Abraham, he became its leader, amassing power on a large scale, with his title being now known as the "Firstborn of Isaac", and soon, perhaps, he may be able to take down Adonis, or at least be a martyr..there were a lot of those already though.
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]

NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Frederick von Limburgh
Appearance: Blond hair, green eyes, usually wears very fancy and fashionable clothes, and is quite recognisable around Europe.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 243
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Heinrich von Limburgh, Matilda von Limburgh (His type of vampire has a special ability to make children)
City of Origin: Vienna

Abilities: Basic: Intellect, Stealth, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Children of Abraham in secret, ambivelent about religion in public.
Languages Spoken: German (Primary), English, Latin, French and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Vienna to 2 vampiric parents, he had a talent for music and so chose to train in that, using his music to earn lots of money and earn fame and influence. He performed as an amazing violinist and piano player, composing many pieces himself and making himself well-known as a musician, supporting liberal forces in the Empire (on purpose). This forced him to go into exile into Boston, making contact with McGrovester, and soon he decided to make his fame there, also becoming well-known and very much loved by the local population. His skill allows him to manipulate people. He was recruited to the Church of Abraham by McGrovester and also shares his dream of taking down Adonis. Perhaps a scheme may be launched..................Hmmm......
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]


Right, so the apps are good, but I'm going to reject your special type of vampires here who can breed. Vampires are, and make no mistake, undead. They can't breed. You may have another power to make up for it, but breeding is too far.

How about the 'implant' thing in my factbook? Where vampires insert a piece of their genome into humans using biting or any other method of transfer between blood to make a female human pregnant?

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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:16 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
Right, so the apps are good, but I'm going to reject your special type of vampires here who can breed. Vampires are, and make no mistake, undead. They can't breed. You may have another power to make up for it, but breeding is too far.

How about the 'implant' thing in my factbook? Where vampires insert a piece of their genome into humans using biting or any other method of transfer between blood to make a female human pregnant?


No breeding is one of the very few limits the source material sets out. Sorry.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:27 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:How about the 'implant' thing in my factbook? Where vampires insert a piece of their genome into humans using biting or any other method of transfer between blood to make a female human pregnant?


No breeding is one of the very few limits the source material sets out. Sorry.

Alright. Is it fine if I have almost a 'vampire family' in which vampires pick out willing humans to bite and then recruit them and stuff?

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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:22 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
No breeding is one of the very few limits the source material sets out. Sorry.

Alright. Is it fine if I have almost a 'vampire family' in which vampires pick out willing humans to bite and then recruit them and stuff?


That is what most maker/scion relationships are in the Society, so yeah that's fine. Just make sure you app for any character you wish to play as.

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:25 pm

Tag. I wasn't expecting to find another choice of games player on ns, kind of thought it was just a platform blind people used.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:30 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Alright. Is it fine if I have almost a 'vampire family' in which vampires pick out willing humans to bite and then recruit them and stuff?


That is what most maker/scion relationships are in the Society, so yeah that's fine. Just make sure you app for any character you wish to play as.

NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Henry McGrovester (Born Isaac Hawthorne)
Appearance: Wears moncoles, and a suit. Generally looks like a regular Victorian capitalist, with nothing much to him that would indicate vamprism apart from his eyes and teeth.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 490
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Jacob McGrovester
City of Origin: (Where they were turned, not where they were born.): Portree

Abilities: Basic: Stealth, Intellect, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Consulis Adonis to vampires, but masquerades as Roman Catholic to mortals. Children of Abraham secretly, and is actually head of the Children of Abraham.
Languages Spoken: Scottish Gaelic (Primary), English (Primary), Latin, French, German and Spanish.

Biography: Born in London, he, as a soldier, was stationed near Portree in order to quell Scottish uprisings. He once took a break in complete darkness, encountering a stranger who had recruited him, saying that God shall bless the descendants of Isaac and all that. So, being a religious man, he accepted the offer and went into the vampire's training. They went to Glasgow and he gave Henry an education in economics and the operation of business, hoping to make him influential in York or London, perhaps even being appointed as Quaestor. Whilst in the middle of his education though, Jacob McGrovester was shot in the head and executed for suspicion of taking part in the gunpowder plot, which they did, supplying the necessary material and assisting them across the way. After his parents were executed, he went to London and set up McGrovester Corporation, one which operated several factories of several types, grabbing resources from all over the country. As it grew bigger, so did London's GDP and McGrovester's wealth. Many now see him as the hero of London and the bringer of the Industrial Revolution.(Albeit this is false, but hey, ride on a wave good enough and people will think you made it) Meanwhile, he continued to educate himself in business and vamprism, learning to become a master of manipulation and thought, amassing millions of followers. Despite all of this, he went to America in order to pursue further economic gain, planning to expand McGrovester Corporation as he saw all those empty tracts of land....All those slaves to be had. So about a few years ago, he set up a large network of the triangular slave trade, slowly moving his operations to the USA, and to the rest of the Empire. Whilst not nearly as powerful as, say, the East India Company, he was still rich and powerful. In fact, about 50 years ago, he was appointed by the Senate as London's Quastor, due to his extreme influence over it. Being the most intelligent member of the Children of Abraham, he became its leader, amassing power on a large scale, with his title being now known as the "Firstborn of Isaac", and soon, perhaps, he may be able to take down Adonis, or at least be a martyr..there were a lot of those already though.
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Bio 5:
NS Name: The World Capitalist Confederation
Character Name: Frederick von Limburgh (Born Wilhelm Offenstein)
Appearance: Blond hair, green eyes, usually wears very fancy and fashionable clothes, and is quite recognisable around Europe.
Age (Recommended maximum is around 500 years old. Anyone much older than that wouldn't have reason to leave the continent): 243
Maker (AKA, the vampire who turned you. I recommend you make something of a backstory for them): Heinrich von Limburgh
City of Origin: Vienna

Abilities: Basic: Intellect, Stealth, Advanced: Hypnosis
Religion: Children of Abraham in secret, ambivelent about religion in public.
Languages Spoken: German (Primary), English, Latin, French and Spanish.

Biography: Born in Vienna to a working class family, he had a talent for music and so chose to train in that, using his music to earn lots of money and earn fame and influence. He performed as an amazing violinist and piano player, composing many pieces himself and making himself well-known as a musician. One night at the opera though, he walked out after his performance and was approached by a dark force, who bit him and recruited him into the Children of Abraham. He told him to then go to America and hunt down Adonis. Without choice, he accepted. In order to escape, he supported liberal forces in the Empire and he was forced to go into exile into Boston, making contact with McGrovester, and soon he decided to make his fame there, also becoming well-known and very much loved by the local population. His skill allows him to manipulate people. Perhaps a scheme may be launched to kill Adonis..................Hmmm......
#CoB1764 [APP CODE, DO NOT DELETE]

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Grand Indochina
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Postby Grand Indochina » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:08 pm

How much does mankind know about these creatures, any vampire hunter groups ? Are most of nation leaders are vampires and are there somekind of human farm inside vampire world ? Like raising, breeding humans then harvesting their bloods, horrible stuffs like that.
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:35 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Alright. Is it fine if I have almost a 'vampire family' in which vampires pick out willing humans to bite and then recruit them and stuff?


That is what most maker/scion relationships are in the Society, so yeah that's fine. Just make sure you app for any character you wish to play as.

Am I allowed to, presuming enough actual RP, buildup and logic behind it, kill Adonis and have the Children of Abraham rise again?

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Postby Endem » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Hello
I will be writing an app here soon ( let's hope it turns out better than that one Cyberpunk app [ by which I mean, hopefully, I won't accidentally delete the whole thing] )
But I have four questions
1. How old vampire needs to be to learn one basic ability?
2. Do vampires capture humans and "store" them for later?
3. In the app section, it is said it's better to give a backstory to master vampire, what do you mean by that a backstory why he turned that particular person or his life in one paragraph?
4. Are people able to discover vampire society without immediately being turned into a vampire?
That's all from me, wish me luck with the app and what else, Goodnight/Good day.
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The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:51 pm

Grand Indochina wrote:How much does mankind know about these creatures, any vampire hunter groups ? Are most of nation leaders are vampires and are there somekind of human farm inside vampire world ? Like raising, breeding humans then harvesting their bloods, horrible stuffs like that.


Nothing like that. There have been cases of individual humans becoming aware of vampires and then rising to power, which resulted in a purge of vampire kind, but as far as the Society knows, there are no organized vampire hunters. As per the rule of restraint, Vampires mostly stay out of Mortal affairs and politics besides what they need to to finance themselves. Any human breeding would violate the rule of restraint pretty badly, so no, none of that, at least publicly.

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
That is what most maker/scion relationships are in the Society, so yeah that's fine. Just make sure you app for any character you wish to play as.

Am I allowed to, presuming enough actual RP, buildup and logic behind it, kill Adonis and have the Children of Abraham rise again?

Adonis predates the Children by about a millenium. The Children arose from various origin stories about vampires becoming codified and made the mistake of rivalling the Consulines, so it wouldn't really be "rising again".

As for killing Adonis, even the most powerful of Praetors, assuming you could convince them to betray him, would never stand a chance against him. The only way you could kill him is if you turned every member of the Society against him and prayed for victory. You'd be better off attempting to disrupt his rule and trying to humiliate his bloodline.

Endem wrote:Hello
I will be writing an app here soon ( let's hope it turns out better than that one Cyberpunk app [ by which I mean, hopefully, I won't accidentally delete the whole thing] )
But I have four questions
1. How old vampire needs to be to learn one basic ability?
2. Do vampires capture humans and "store" them for later?
3. In the app section, it is said it's better to give a backstory to master vampire, what do you mean by that a backstory why he turned that particular person or his life in one paragraph?
4. Are people able to discover vampire society without immediately being turned into a vampire?
That's all from me, wish me luck with the app and what else, Goodnight/Good day.


1. Blood Spittle can be learned from day one. Stealth requires more practice but you could learn the basics of it at any age.

2. Only for large parties such as when Senators gather in a city to elect a new Senator. Otherwise, the mortals are left to their own devices.

3. Who you maker is effects your initial status in the Society. You should at least give them a place in the world and a title if you feel it neccesary.

4. Yes, Vampires often keep mortal servants who are aware of their master's true nature.

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Postby Endem » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:04 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
As for killing Adonis, even the most powerful of Praetors, assuming you could convince them to betray him, would never stand a chance against him. The only way you could kill him is if you turned every member of the Society against him and prayed for victory. You'd be better off attempting to disrupt his rule and trying to humiliate his bloodline.

Endem wrote:Hello
I will be writing an app here soon ( let's hope it turns out better than that one Cyberpunk app [ by which I mean, hopefully, I won't accidentally delete the whole thing] )
But I have four questions
1. How old vampire needs to be to learn one basic ability?
2. Do vampires capture humans and "store" them for later?
3. In the app section, it is said it's better to give a backstory to master vampire, what do you mean by that a backstory why he turned that particular person or his life in one paragraph?
4. Are people able to discover vampire society without immediately being turned into a vampire?
That's all from me, wish me luck with the app and what else, Goodnight/Good day.


1. Blood Spittle can be learned from day one. Stealth requires more practice but you could learn the basics of it at any age.

2. Only for large parties such as when Senators gather in a city to elect a new Senator. Otherwise, the mortals are left to their own devices.

3. Who you maker is effects your initial status in the Society. You should at least give them a place in the world and a title if you feel it neccesary.

4. Yes, Vampires often keep mortal servants who are aware of their master's true nature.

Oh great that basic abilities can be learned easy, my character will have only twelve years as vampire under his belt, thanks for explaining the maker backstory, what class is considered upper class ( I'm thinking of something like a noblemen with one or none properties ), by learning of vampire society but as a mistake of a vampire leading to him/her ( more likely him ) discovery of vampire society, thanks for all the answers?
Hey, look at that, my sig got a rework
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Blow on the wind
I blew into the wind stronger than i could
Wind packed a punch into my chest
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Proud Member of the Titans P2TM community
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Endem wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
As for killing Adonis, even the most powerful of Praetors, assuming you could convince them to betray him, would never stand a chance against him. The only way you could kill him is if you turned every member of the Society against him and prayed for victory. You'd be better off attempting to disrupt his rule and trying to humiliate his bloodline.



1. Blood Spittle can be learned from day one. Stealth requires more practice but you could learn the basics of it at any age.

2. Only for large parties such as when Senators gather in a city to elect a new Senator. Otherwise, the mortals are left to their own devices.

3. Who you maker is effects your initial status in the Society. You should at least give them a place in the world and a title if you feel it neccesary.

4. Yes, Vampires often keep mortal servants who are aware of their master's true nature.

Oh great that basic abilities can be learned easy, my character will have only twelve years as vampire under his belt, thanks for explaining the maker backstory, what class is considered upper class ( I'm thinking of something like a noblemen with one or none properties ), by learning of vampire society but as a mistake of a vampire leading to him/her ( more likely him ) discovery of vampire society, thanks for all the answers?


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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:07 pm

Choice of vampires isn't a choice of games game I've actually played yet. Are these abilities the full list, or can vampires specialise and learn new things?

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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:08 pm

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:Choice of vampires isn't a choice of games game I've actually played yet. Are these abilities the full list, or can vampires specialise and learn new things?


Said abilities are a full list for the moment.

Also: https://www.choiceofgames.com/vampire/

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:10 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:Choice of vampires isn't a choice of games game I've actually played yet. Are these abilities the full list, or can vampires specialise and learn new things?


Said abilities are a full list for the moment.

Also: https://www.choiceofgames.com/vampire/

Ever played choice of the wizard? An RP in that universe would be pretty awesome also.
Is there going to be a discord for this?

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