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LIVING LEGENDS [OOC Hub | Superhero | Open]

Postby Forest State » Fri May 31, 2019 8:32 pm

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THIS IS NOT A WORLD SUCH AS OUR OWN. This is a world where - in the year 2025 - an indeterminate amount of people possess powers, some of them mundane but some of them - at the higher end of the scale - strong enough to level a city block without breaking a sweat. This is a world shaped by the actions of superhuman individuals, known scientifically as Homo Anoteros and known to the public as metahumans. This is a world continually in a back and forth battle between those who would like to use their abilities for the good of the people and those who would like to simply dominate. Frequent street clashes between heroes and villains cause untold amounts of property damage on the regular, some of the most well known and loved organizations in the world are dedicated to fighting crime, and warfare is no longer the same - with each side now fighting not just with guns and rockets, but with both direct and indirect powers.

This is the world of Living Legends, an RP which explores this world from different angles and perspectives. From the most well known professional heroes of the world, the faces that millions from every country look up to and follow, to lesser known vigilantes fighting it out on the streets with both metahuman and ordinary criminals, to corporate trained metahumans offering their services for the right price, this RPG offers an in depth jump into the setting. This world is the backdrop for a number of stories, both connected and disconnected from each other. Below, you’ll find more information on just what these stories are about - and more details about their epic backdrop.



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THE POWERS BEHIND THE LEGENDS

The phenomenon of Homo Anoteros, better known by the much easier to say and remember term of metahuman, is one that began in the years during and following World War Two. It’s believed the date is something of a coincidence. No one actually knows the reason why metahumans appeared on Earth. What is known, however, is that metahumans are capable of in some way using powers that reach beyond regular human ability. All metahumans, regardless of what their power is or the way their power works, have genetic differences that sets them apart. The differences, however, seem too advanced to be a simple mutation that could have happened by accident. The genetics of a metahuman are different in a number of places, but the idea that metahumans were created artificially has largely been ruled out by experts on the subject. There are, after all, no traces that such a thing happened.

People began displaying signs of powers approximately in the year 1946. This happened around the world with different regions reacting differently to the new phenomenon. Many of the early metahumans were immediately captured by governments to be experimented on, with hopes of finding out the source of their abilities and replicating it to help the war efforts. This even happened in some of the world’s most free countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. In other areas, the appearance of powers was a realization of local religions, and metahumans became revered figures - while in other places, the opposite reaction happened and they were seen as something along the lines of demons and monsters. The early years were rough for metahumans. However, in the next decade or so, basic human rights would at least be extended to them by many countries, and in 1951, by the UN. While this was only in official terms and some persecution went on unofficially, it was a step forward.

All powers can be divided into two categories. Traditional powers make up the majority and they can be anything, as long as the power is not magic based. Telekinesis, super strength, elemental control, enhanced reflexes, and other abilities would all be counted as traditional for classification reasons, for example. Magic abilities are different because of their power source. While traditional abilities are something that the user can do naturally, similarly to using a muscle, magic uses energy known as mana to power an ability. The main difference between the two is that while traditional powers are mostly fixed, with someone being able to improve the powers they have but only very rarely end up with completely different powers after developing their original set, magic is more flexible and users of magic can learn how to use magical energy for different things. A fire mage, for example, can put in much time and effort and learn how to use magical energy to control something else such as water or metal. The main downside is that magic takes much more time and practice to improve at and to initially learn, while traditional powers more or less develop on their own - at least in their basic stages.

Powers tend to improve with use but this happens over a long time period - one shouldn’t expect, for example, to train for a couple of months and to double their strength from it. Powers are very much like a real muscle, a physical part of the body. Dedication and consistent training generally brings good results, and oftentimes, this rather than power types is what separates the dangerous metahumans from the rest. Someone might, for example, have enhanced strength but if they don’t train their power and hone it, they likely won’t be able to deal too much serious damage. Metahumans who can get by on talent alone are considered prodigies.

It’s also common for powers to occur on top of each other but these tend to come in two types. The first is secondary powers that are related to the main ones. For example, someone that can control plants may also be able to control rocks, something else seen in nature. The second type is ‘passive’ powers that exist in the background. These are things like enhanced strength, enhanced speed, enhanced stamina, and the like that are not strong enough to be powers of their own but still exist in the background. Many metahumans have this kind of enhanced condition in some way or another - but those who do have it generally lack the other type of secondary ability and outside of their passive abilities mainly focus on doing one thing.



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WHAT MAKES A HERO

The first superheroes weren’t exactly glamorous - after World War Two, many metahumans were brought into militaries. This was where the first seeds of metahumans acting as public servants were planted, but superheroes wouldn’t take off until the 60s, which was the first decade of many where they would start to dominate pop culture. Most of the original superheroes were former soldiers who had gotten out of the military and were looking for new work. Security and police work eventually turned to fighting crime, and as time passed, these heroes began to take their work more and more seriously. The end of the 60s was when the first flashy costumes showed up and when heroes began to take on names for themselves outside of their true identities.

Fast forward to the 1980s and superheroes were a phenomenon around the world, on both sides of the iron curtain. In the west they represented a capitalist dream, living flashy lifestyles and giving regular people something to aspire to. They sold a lot of merchandise, appeared on TV practically every day, and became cultural icons. In the communist bloc, superheroes were shown as representatives of the workers, as role models who had all the power in the world but used it to serve the people and the greater good, even if in reality many of these eastern superheroes had little choice but to obey. Even with metahumans being guaranteed the same rights as the rest of the population, many countries looked at them with suspicion. It wasn’t entirely out of paranoia, either. Even back in the 1980s, a number of smaller countries had already been toppled just by the actions of metahumans. Terrorism would become a world concern much sooner as groups such as the PLO, Red Army Faction, the IRA and their offshoot groups, and the Japanese Red Army began to use metahumans in their tactics.

The 80s presented a landscape that was a patchwork of different teams - national teams who worked with governmental authorities and received their paycheck from the government, city teams who usually helped local police departments, independent teams, teams for hire, vigilantes who had to deal with both criminals and the authorities. There was little communication and cooperation between these teams. Arguments about jurisdiction happened daily, there was rarely coordination to catch criminals who fled to other areas, and there was no one organization to act as the face of heroes in the world. That changed in the year 1983, when the United Nations very narrowly passed a resolution laying down the groundwork for an organization known as the Hero League - one which would try to act as the central authority for all heroes, hopefully improving the cooperation between teams.

Fast forward to the modern day and superheroes have become a part of modern pop culture. They act as celebrities on television, they trend on social media, they have their own brands and their voices can affect the tides of popular opinion. It’s a great job for many, but also one of the most stressful because of the same things that make it great - the modern hero, or at least the modern big team hero, doesn’t just need to think about fighting crime but also needs to balance that with keeping up a certain, perfect image. One that can easily shatter with one wrong move, especially in the age of cancel culture and social media.



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ORGANIZATIONS OF THE WORLD

The world has a number of organizations influenced by metahumans, both hero and villain teams and otherwise.

The Hero League, which acts as a governing body of sorts for heroes with a rotating council of five acting as is leadership, is possibly the most notable of these organizations. The League pays the bills for a number of teams, handles their branding, and also runs academies around the world which turn raw and inexperienced young metahumans into members of sanctioned teams. The League is also directly responsible for the fight against some of the most dangerous and terrifying metahumans the world has ever seen - while a number of the League’s teams cover a smaller geographic region such as the area around a major city, or the entirety of a small country, the League also operates Aegis, an international team meant to deal with the biggest threats that the world has to offer.

Aegis itself isn’t one unified team but rather is split up across multiple locations. As of now, the team is split up into New York and London divisions. Aegis, however, covers much more ground than most teams and makes use of supersonic travel to get to destinations quickly. Thanks to the Hero League’s vast resources, for example, an Aegis team could theoretically cross the Atlantic in about three hours to respond to an ongoing situation. While transatlantic flights don’t happen much for Aegis teams, the teams have traveled quite a bit to deal with problems outside of their main area - ranging from both metahumans who are too strong to deal with conventionally, to more mysterious beings of a magical nature, to international terrorism and related matters.

Besides Aegis, the strongest teams in the Hero League are the ones based in major cities, as these tend to have the best funding and equipment. The Hero League is quite the profitable organization, charging local jurisdictions for its services, and this money is often invested back into the organization to pay for the finest technology that money can buy. It’s often said that before even the militaries of the world manage to get new technology in service, the Hero League will already be working with it, and at times, the League has funded the development of technology that they believe will help their causes.



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If there’s such a thing as a counterbalance to the Hero League, it would quite possibly be the Paradise Consortium, a deceptively named organization which is not trying to bring about a paradise but rather is one of the largest criminal organizations in the world. The name comes from Paradise, Nevada, which is home to most of the iconic buildings of Las Vegas. It’s also where the Consortium was founded back in 1986 and it’s only grown since then, the leadership changing a number of times to the point where it’s hard to keep track of who has been the leader and how long. Like any large criminal consortium which spans a massive geographic area, the Paradise Consortium has a problem with infighting, and only a few leaders have been able to hold onto their position for an extended time.

The organization operates throughout North and South America but also has a large presence in Europe. Its large size is because it’s more of a conglomerate than a single gang. There’s a large amount of groups under the banner f the Consortium and at the end of the day it’s often more profitable to be with the Consortium than against it. The group operates in everything including robberies, scams, drug trafficking, arms and human trafficking, and drug production. Furthermore, a number of the higher ups within the group are metahumans, as well as the top enforcers in the field. This has caused authorities around the world to have trouble handling the Consortium, and has given them a reputation as one of the more violent criminal organizations out there.

Despite campaigns by both governments and the Hero League to stomp the Consortium out each group that is destroyed tends to be replaced by another one, keeping the group from truly shrinking. If anything, it’s influence has been growing over recent years, which is concerning for both heroes and police officers alike.



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Unlike the flashy Hero League and the visible Paradise Consortium, Pyramid is an organization that operates out of the shadows. There’s hardly anything known about Pyramid, period. The locations of its bases are a secret, many employees don’t even have any idea where they are, and the group’s interactions with the outside world are handled through front companies of both the civilian and military type. It’s hard to say what Pyramid wants because the organization doesn’t reveal its own goals - even to those within it. However, Pyramid does have something of an urban legend status because of the theories of it owning a number of front companies and sending metahuman mercenaries around the world to handle any job ranging from security for dictators to deposing those same dictators for rival governments.

The inside of Pyramid is a hidden world which few will get a chance to see. Metahumans here are not just born, but engineered for use in the private militaries owned by Pyramid. Experiments are conducted frequently, both relating to powers and relating to other causes. Some of those experiments involve humans themselves - Pyramid is not a moral organization, despite internally claiming that every single act the organization takes is for some grand plan for good, one that hasn’t been revealed yet to outsiders or to the boots on the ground and doesn’t make much sense outwardly because of it.

Nothing is known about the leader of the group, at least nothing concrete. Conspiracy theories and urban legends claim that the leader of the organization is a metahuman known as Khnemu, who is revered within the organization as a supreme being who will lead Pyramid and its ‘employees,’ as well as metahumans in general, into a brighter future. Just how bright that future is and what it entails remains to be seen. After all, Pyramid is very much in the business of war right now, with Pyramid front company mercenaries taking part in most ongoing conflicts on one side or another.



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There’s a large number of hero teams around the world and not all of them are as famous as Aegis or the others that make up the ranks of the Hero League. Most of these teams, however, have some kind of importance in their own way. The claim to fame for Team Next is that they were founded in 2024 by Amalia ‘Psycher’ Huerta and Dakota ‘Monster’ Vernon, both of whom had dropped out of Hero League academies at different times to find their path as heroes elsewhere - Huerta because of her rebellious behavior and Vernon because his powers are too dangerous.

While Vernon is 26 and generally acts as the team mentor, Team Next generally only recruits members under 23, with the idea that the younger generation doesn’t have everything as wrong as older ones might expect. This unconventional team, of course, is unsanctioned by the government and by the Hero League, making their work illegal. However, the daring nature of the team and its founders meant that the illegality of their work was only considered something that would add to the challenge and the adrenaline rush of it.

The team is based out of Oakland, California, which is one of the most dangerous places in America. The Bay Area has an abnormally large metahuman population for reasons which have not been uncovered, resulting in a spike in crime rates and some areas even becoming no go zones for police. In some of these areas, heroes and vigilantes are the only ones who can be relied upon to enforce the law. In the case of Team Next, they immediately managed to reduce crime in their local area before expanding their operations and acting as a team all around the San Francisco Bay, from San Jose all the way up to San Rafael to the north of Oakland.

With the team gaining a following on the internet for their daring actions and their rebellious attitude as well as their abnormally young age, it looks like this illegal team may just be on the rise. But there’s also a lot of pressure on this young team. With the team members being high school and college students, leading a double life as a vigilante isn’t an easy task. Nor is trying to stop crime in one of the most dangerous cities in America while keeping up a secret identity - with the knowledge that the secret identity getting out could result in arrest by the authorities or in retaliation attacks by criminals. Few people would accept such a challenge. But Team Next? They aren’t exactly normal.



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CORPORATIONS & INTRIGUE


As metahumans offer tremendous individual power and are effective as both enforcers, shadow agents, and sometimes even frontline fighters, the governments of the world have also taken note of the metahuman phenomenon. In the west, the largest organization responsible for metahuman affairs is the Bureau of Metahuman Control, often known as the BMC or just as the Bureau. This organization is based in the United States but was founded in 2003 by the governments of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, and Brazil to give the local agencies of these countries an overarching organization to coordinate with and to establish more consistent laws across all of these countries. Over time, the BMC would grow to replace the local regulatory bodies in these countries, and its membership would expand to include most of NATO and a select group of outsider nations.

If superheroes are a rapid response force to clean up with problems as they happen, the BMC are the detectives who are responsible for handling behind the scenes investigations and helping to prevent things from happening in the first place. The group conducts investigations into metahuman criminals and terrorists and attempts to uncover their identities and current whereabouts, arrests some troublemakers before they can commit planned crimes, and is the organization responsible for the imprisonment of metahumans within NATO countries. BMC prisons are specifically designed for holding metahumans, although their escape rate is still very high compared to regular prisons. It’s because of their status as the metahuman jailors of the west, as well as their role as investigators and the watchful eye that attempts to prevent metahuman terror before it happens, that has cemented the BMC into the fabric of this world.



Governments are not the only players in the global game when it comes to metahumans. Corporations, too, have begun to use metahumans for certain things, some of those things shadier than others. Metahumans for hire have been a thing since the 1980s, but in the 2000s this trend would grow until there was a large market existing in a legal gray area, for mercenary metahumans who didn’t side with heroes or villains but instead offered their services to anyone who would pay up. These mercenaries tend to operate under the banners of companies, oftentimes lesser known subsidiaries of larger corporations. Companies such as Amazon and Lockheed-Martin have jumped into the business to offering metahumans for hire, but few would recognize immediately the ties between these parent companies and their mercenary subsidiaries, Tacoma Security Services and Corsair Security respectively.

Corporations are also at the forefront of technology, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. There have been whispers and rumors about corporations attempting to replicate metahuman powers, knowing that whoever could do this would have all the money and the power in the world. However, projects such as this have had little to no success. At least, little to no public success. The internet is filled with rumors and conspiracy theories that claim some of these projects have been more successful than the public is allowed to know. But by the nature of these theories, most of them have little evidence behind them.

AI is another trending topic since the 2010s, and it’s said that intelligent AI could become common by the end of the 2020s. Of course, that’s a very optimistic prediction that assumes that AI will explode in use in the next five years. However, AI has seen more and more use and has increased in intelligence over recent years, with some governments even experimenting with using AI enforcers to conduct the same jobs as heroes that would normally be done by metahumans. This has resulted in mixed opinions - backlash from those who claim that automation can’t do the job of a person, and that a person’s mind will always be smarter than an AI, as well as praise from others who claim that AI is the future.

While there’s a number of benefits to AI, many speculate that the bubble will burst soon when someone finally uses an AI for malicious intents, something that would cause tremendous damage in a digitally connected world. There’s also rumors from the internet that AI is already being used in this way by bad actors, such as the Paradise Consortium and even other groups who are more secretive in their activities. Until something major happens, however, the AI and robotics bubble will likely continue to grow.



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AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

The world of Living Legends is not one thread but a few different stories which are connected to each other to varying degrees. This allows you to explore different things without being rigidly stuck to one idea or relegating interesting ideas to a side arc that will be drowned out by the rest of the thread - each IC stands alone and can be set at a different date, although it is entirely possible for them to collide or for things that happen in one IC to directly or indirectly affect the other IC threads. Below, you’ll see the available IC threads to join. To visit one of the threads, just click on the banner.



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TEAM AEGIS. One of the most well known superhero teams in the world, split between New York City and London and given the goal of protecting hundreds of millions of people from anything that might come their way - Team Aegis is on the forefront of the global fight against crime and terrorism, but life on this team is anything but easy. The press, unrealistic expectations from the public, strict regulations, and being thrown against some of the most dangerous villains in the world are all factors which play into that difficulty.

While things are mostly calm in New York City, however, a number of dangerous plots are happening around the world - rogue AI, secret societies, extraterrestrial interference, and evil megacorporations should all be expected. In the background, the secret society known as Pyramid looks to uncover truths using its legions of metahuman mercenaries. In the foreground, rapid developments in AI and technology could see the world itself threatened by its own creations. Will YOU be able to handle the pressure and save the world as a member of Team Aegis’ NYC team?



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FOUNDED BY YOUNG REJECTS and outcasts, the metahumans of Team Next have to deal with some very human problems of their own. The team is known for its young age - the members typically come from high school and college and the team doesn’t actively recruit anyone over 23, but don’t underestimate them because of it. Team Next burst onto the scene in the extremely dangerous city of Oakland, a place with an abnormally high population of metahumans and plenty of amateur heroes and villains. The team has had early success after its founding in 2024 and began to see an immediate crime reduction in its local area due to their great output, but that success isn’t without trials.

Vigilantism is still illegal and Team Next was never sanctioned. Its members are young, which makes keeping a secret identity and avoiding arrest or retaliation attacks a hard task. Furthermore, with little experienced guidance, it’s quite easy for this team to bite off more than they can chew. As a member of Team Next, will you be able to balance the life of a hero with school or college while getting dragged deeper and deeper into more dangerous situations as the infamy of this group of vigilantes grows with each outing?



RULES & APPLICATIONS

Before applying with the applications below, please make sure you’ve read and have a decent understanding of the thread and its format as described above. Now that you’ve done that, you can look below to see the rules and the application. If you have any questions about applying, about whether or not your character will work with the RP, or anything else, feel free to ask them on this thread.

Also, please be sure to pay attention to the format differences between this thread and others, including the others that I myself have run in the past. Time moves quickly in this RP and many elements of the missions in this thread are designed to avoid waiting for others and holding up the thread. That’s not to say that you have to be on every day to be able to play in this thread. With the current mission system, missions happen frequently and there should be something to do on most given days. If you can’t participate in a mission on one day, you should be able to get involved with another one on a different day. In this way, even someone that can’t get on all the time can actually play a role in the team.

Missions are much smaller, usually consisting of 2-3 people, and will be a focus on clearing out missions quickly within a few days using collaborative posts, and not using excessive detail on mundane tasks. It doesn’t aid the RP, for example, to write ten paragraphs about taking down one enemy thug when there’s still an entire mission’s worth of tasks to accomplish. If this format seems confusing, the IC provides examples of just how these missions tend to work. Rest assured however that this format allows for the thread to be held up less and allows for participation to be more flexible - you don’t have to worry about posting daily or bi-daily if the small size of the missions means your inactivity isn’t holding them up. Instead, you can wait and join a mission when you’re actually available.



  • 1: You need Discord for this RP. While this isn’t meant to exclude people that don’t use it, collaborative posts take a much larger role in this RP and you won’t be able to participate properly unless you can use Discord to write collab posts with others. Discord also keeps you in the loop with RP updates and missions. Discord is also used for aspects of the RP which use rolling.
  • 2: Power levels should make sense in context. Someone on an amateur vigilante team isn’t going to have the same power as someone from Team Aegis, for example. All characters should be beatable and more weaknesses may be needed if a character can do too many different things without any of their own flaws being vulnerable.
  • 3: For balancing, all time based powers are banned as well as superspeed over 75 MPH and velocity manipulation (for example, you can’t have a power that would let you throw a small object at a thousand miles per hour like a bullet). Other powers may be scrutinized more if they’re deemed to offer a giant advantage with little drawbacks (for example rapid regeneration, invincibility, etc).
  • 4: This is a superhero RP and one that stretches realism, however, plot armor is not an excuse for something to happen or not happen. Mess up, and don’t expect to succeed with your objectives. Mess up enough and your character CAN die. Almost all character deaths are avoidable however and it’s safe to say that by the time a character dies of their mistakes, they’ve likely had a number of warnings about where their current path will lead.
  • 5: You may introduce some things to the story such as missions, NPCs, or factions. However, please consult with the thread staff BEFORE doing this, as it will make it much easier to fit potential ideas into the story.
  • 6: You are largely free to set the dates for your posts. You may, for example, decide to RP a social interaction on a different date rather than participate in a mission happening on the latest date. Please try, though, to keep all dates relatively close to each other. For example, if most posts are set in October at the current moment, don’t set yours in November.
  • 7: As the technology for this RP is somewhat more futuristic than real life, you are allowed to make your own technology to use. Feel free to consult the staff if you don’t know if something is too advanced or not. Also, technology should serve a practical purpose. Examples of good custom technology would be an infrared device that helps in finding enemies, or a jetpack to improve mobility. An example of bad and impractical technology would be adding more barrels to a weapon without changing much, or making a weapon that’s flashy but lacks practical advantages over existing ones.
  • 8: Each thread has a specific focus. Generation Next focuses on Team Next and the Great Game focuses on Team Aegis and to an extent, Clover Industries. If you want to play something not connected to the main factions of each thread, it should be brought up and approved BEFORE applying.



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Postby Forest State » Fri May 31, 2019 8:32 pm

Second reserve post, and the thread is now open.
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Postby Union Princes » Fri May 31, 2019 9:10 pm

It's nice to see you again, Forest.
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Postby Forest State » Fri May 31, 2019 9:13 pm

Union Princes wrote:It's nice to see you again, Forest.

Didn't you cut ties with me?
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Postby Union Princes » Fri May 31, 2019 9:17 pm

Nah, I wanted to get a break from rp since I wanted to clear my mind on some issues. Wouldn't ever want to cut ties with you.
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Postby Forest State » Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 pm

Union Princes wrote:Nah, I wanted to get a break from rp since I wanted to clear my mind on some issues. Wouldn't ever want to cut ties with you.

Well, it's probably best for you to stay in YB since you're having a good time there. I know for a fact that you did "cut ties" with me when you went there, your words not mine, so we can stick with that decision. :lol:
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Postby Union Princes » Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 pm

So, you don't want me to be here?
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Sage "Changeling" Shields; S-69



Name: Sage "Changeling" Shields; S-69
Appearance:
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Gender: Varies (Typically Female)
Age: N/A

Build: Highly Variable (Currently around 6'2" and looks 160lbs (actually about 320lbs)




Powers: (Earth Magic - Sage is an accomplished Earth Mage, with a specialization in generating durable crystals she uses to create weapons and armor. Beyond this, she can manipulate earth, creating walls, pits, domes, and more. In addition she can launch earth, or her own generated crystals at high speeds (The smaller the weight, the faster it moves) giving her an effective ranged attack. Generally it's more efficient for her to throw her own crystals.

Enhanced Physicality - Stamina, Strength, Agility, Reaction Time, Dexterity, all of it has been enhanced. Stamina and Strength are both actually superhuman (Sage need's about 1/2 much rest as a human, and recovers from fatigue twice as quickly), though at low levels (Sage’s current max feat sits at 2400lbs benched) Their Agility and Dexterity are both finely honed, and are at professional athlete levels with moderate training. Basically everything not mentioned can be assumed to be about twice human average (or 50% better if twice would take it above human limits).

Body Transformation- Magic - Can alter their sex, and some basics about build (Hair, Bone Structure, Colors, ETC), in a few scant minutes. They also can’t alter muscle mass, and while they can replace scar tissue created from normal attacks, magical injuries still scar, and remained scarred as per normal. More complex changes such as build takes far longer, about a week for three inches and twenty (actual, not visible) pounds of difference.

Weaknesses: Earth Magic (Generated Constructs) - The constructs react to energy (Fire, Sound, Light, Electricity, Direct Magic, ETC) as the normal version of the constructs would (Particularly vulnerable to rapid sequential heating and cooling). Once Sage stops touching her constructs , a timer starts, during which the crystals begin degrading, returning to energy if you will. All constructs, no matter how strong or weak, have the same timer. Over the course of an hour they breakdown, weakening, and fade away. Touching the constructs again in that hour restarts the timer, but does not reset the damage done to them without further use of the power.

Equipment: Her own constructs
Battle Rifle - FN SCAR-H (Situational)
Assault Rifle - HK416 (Primary)
MG - FN P90 (Situational)
Handgun - FN Five-seveN (Sidearm)
Shotgun - Kel-Tec KSG/Benelli M4 (Secondary)
DMR - SVD (Situational)




Allegiance: Pyramid
Nationality: N/A
Hometown: N/A
Sexuality: Unknown

Personality: Sage is, contrary to her appearance, a fairly quiet, and introverted person. While she has few issues talking with others, she is closed off, and private about herself. Once you earn Sage’s trust, a hard fought battle, she is quite friendly and open with you, and exceedingly loyal, treating you as she would her family.
Motivation: Sage's only two (current) motivations are avoiding further 'punishment' and gaining more freedoms/exercising the ones she does have.
Biography: Sage is not human, and even she doesn't know if she was ever human. Created by and for Pyramid, she is one of many. Unique, in her own ways, but identical in many others. Experimented on, used, and treated like her creators plaything, she grew tired and disillusioned with her life in the lab. Relishing her transfer from the 7th Paranormal Unit to the 4th Experimental Unit, even if she did not show it. Still, she has earned a name, gotten a team, and left behind the lab. She hopes it is forever, but she expects that some day she will need to return to her birth place, and see her creator once more. While in the 7th Paranormal Unit, she was still one of many like her, but at least there were fewer of them. They were no longer in the lab, but being surrounded by beings that were practically all the same species, maybe even all clones of the same base, it messes with the mind. Her combat record with the 7th Paranormal, liquidated as to many members were....ineffective, is impressive in it's own right. Many back to back deployments, ranging from the Levant and Persian gulf, to across South and Central America. She's even seen a few deployments in North America. Many of those deployments were low key, comparatively, but some had intense fighting, including against other metahumans. Now she is among strangers, humans, a unit closer than her old one had ever dreamed. Only time will tell if this will prove to be a match in 'heaven', or another disaster. Sage only hopes she can avoid her own liquidation indefinitely.

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Postby Novia Soviet Socialist Republic » Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 pm

Boys I'm ready.
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Postby Forest State » Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 pm

Union Princes wrote:So, you don't want me to be here?

I'm just holding you to your own decisions and it doesn't really help your case to argue that it never happened in the first place. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Postby V A N Q U A R I A » Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 pm

I think YB is best for you UP, the place has proven itself to be excellent at caring
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Duke Tupac von Eminemburg



Name: Duke Tupac von Eminemburg
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Gender: Male
Age: 20

Build: 200cm Muscular Mesomorph




Powers: Rap Magic - Duke Tupac von Eminemburg's physical ability exponentially increases based on the amount of burns his disstracks inflict.

Weaknesses: Weak if disstrack doesn't inflict burns and salt.

Equipment:
Microphone (Aesthetic; Only purpose is to drop after a sick burn)
Portable Speaker (To play some beats while he's rapping)




Allegiance: Himself
Nationality: Serbian
Hometown: Belgrade
Sexuality: Heterosexual

Personality: Excellent
Motivation: Nothing
Biography: Born upon flames and salt, the sickest diss track became human in the shape of Duke Tupac von Eminemburg.

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Rapperland wrote:snip

This is too epic for the RP, you should consider apping in other superhero RPs.
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Hello this is not a tag (fake) (not real)
Nothing interesting to see here, move along

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Olympia Galatas



Name: Olympia Galatas
Alias: Gladiator
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Gender: Female
Age: 18

Build: 6' 1", 82kg




Powers: Olympia's power is what she calls 'weaponisation'; whatever she is holding, she will know how to most effectively utilise it as a weapon. It does not have to actually be a weapon; it can be anything, from chopsticks to knives to firearms to cars and even planes. When she isn't holding a weapon, her power defaults to her own body being her weapon of choice, and so she gains knowledge of all martial and physical arts.

Weaknesses: Olympia's power isn't flashy. Skill is useful, but she can't do anything that a normal person couldn't do. She's also still human and thus still quite squishy,
Equipment: Several throwing knives, two fighting knives, AR-15 rifle, FN Model 1910




Allegiance: Team Next
Nationality: (Greek-)American
Hometown: Oakland
Sexuality: Bisexual

Personality: Olympia is an angry person. Her temper is on a hair trigger, she strongly dislikes anyone insinuating she's weak or lesser than them or anyone asking if she wants help with anything. Otherwise is normally quite relaxed and nonchalant, seemingly being able to disregard just about everything unless it pokes at her temper or her weakness complex. Genuinely enjoys fighting, and seemingly is untroubled by her own mortality or any larger questions of morality.
Motivation: Fighting. Olympia revels in her own bloodlust and adrenaline. Being a vigilante is just the easiest way to do that.
Biography: Olympia's an Oakland local; she was born in the city and grew up in the city with just herself and her mother, her father having left them both at a young age. She grew up on the edge of poverty, frequently going without food for a day or two, her mother busy trying to earn enough money from her dead-end minimum wage job to pay rent and keep them alive.

So Olympia became angry at the world, over time. About all those people who had more than her but didn't realise what they had, all those rich bitches and their fancy cars and clothes and living off nothing more than their names. People who were supposed to be 'heroes' but didn't save anyone really. Didn't matter if you punched a criminal or thirty and threw them in jail when there were bigger problems with the world out there.

Olympia could've easily ended up as a villain, but she was lucky enough to end up in a boxing club. She was good, not good enough to make a proper living, but it kept her off the streets, gave her discipline, made her think. She dropped out of high school; she wasn't stupid, she just didn't see the point, it wasn't like she could afford college and she needed the time to work odd jobs to help her mother in paying the rent.

She doesn't remember when her power appeared. She just always accepted it as natural, being able to move how she did, being able to fight like she'd been fighting her whole life. But eventually boxing simply no longer could quench her urge to let loose and spill blood, and so she took to one-person vigilantism. It wasn't like anyone would miss her, and it gave her a thrill. Eventually, Team Next picked her up, and she never looked back.

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XXI: The World (Hayley Thornhylle)



Name: Hayley Thornhylle
Alias:XXI: The World
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Gender: Female
Age: Unknown. Sightings would indicate she should be in her mid to late 60s, but her appearance indicates otherwise. As the latter is likely the result of a biokinetic de-aging her, however, mid to late 60s is the best estimate available.

Build: 4' 3", 41kg



Powers: None confirmed. XXI: The World, despite leading a group of metahuman villains, has never been observed using a power actively. She has, however, displayed knowledge that is impossible to obtain without powers, including building layouts, passwords and codes, detailed knowledge of the background, powers and motivations of others.

Yet whatever her power is, it cannot be telepathy or precognition, as XXI: The World can be taken by surprise on tactical, operational and strategic levels, as has been observed by ambushes of Tarot Hands on some occasions.

Weaknesses: XXI: The World is seemingly an average human, indeed, perhaps a sub-average human. She's tiny, even if she is quite physically strong for her size, and whatever her power is, it most certainly has no direct combat applications.

Equipment: AN-94 assault rifle, Makarov pistol, a suit of powered armour with a jetpack and wrist-mounted flamethrower and micro-rocket launcher, sunglasses, a laptop which can get Internet access anywhere.




Allegiance: The Tarot
Nationality: Canadian
Hometown: Edmonton
Sexuality: Bisexual.

Personality: XXI: The World, in some ways, is more machine than human. She's cold, methodical, ruthless... Or at least that's the common perception of her. In reality, she's capable of a great deal of empathy and has an almost unmatched capacity to understand what makes a particular person tick and then use that for good or ill, to her own ends or to help whomever she wishes. Ironically, given her choice of life, she'd likely make a great hero. She can be kind, generous, charitable and oh so extremely humble towards people she's seemingly never met, and always has a slightly haunted look of deep anguish and loss in her eyes for no explicable reason.
Motivation: XXI: The World has... Several complex, often conflicting motivations, which she has never explained to anyone, not even her closest friends and allies. She considers herself a hero, however, from how she has been observed to act in the field, and several precognatives suspect that she has some grand endgame plan so vast in scope that those parts that make the news are just shards in a much vaster piece of artwork created by her.
Biography: Hayley's story is... Long. Far, far longer, and far, far more convoluted than one might expect. From birth she was a quiet child, rarely speaking unless spoken to, with few friends. Her elder sister was the only one she was close to, a ball of extroverted energy that was everything Hayley wasn't. To say she adored her would be an understatement.

She died when Hayley was eleven. An accident, officially. Hayley didn't care. Even the loss of the sole person she was close to in any way didn't make her cry. She seemingly breezed through school with ease and left as soon as she could to travel to Russia. Her trail goes cold there.

She isn't recorded for the next two decades, reappearing in 1990. Fragmentary rumours and reports of power armoured figures emerging from nowhere to level houses, burning city blocks, lone figures on highways at night, mysterious assassinations of military precision on seemingly normal people and a mysterious large sonar signature moving through the GIUK gap in that period have been linked to her, and the group she was assembling.

The Tarot made their debut in 1990, storming into New York on New Year's Day in the middle of a power blackout. Why isn't known, they left with minor damage, a few hundred people injured and ten confirmed dead, especially given the vast deployment of resources made. Since then The Tarot have made more attacks, some high-profile, some not, some killing thousands, some not killing anyone at all in a pattern without rhyme or reason across the globe.

Other groups have done the same, of course, but The Tarot have been around longer than anyone else. Members have been captured, but they're always rescued or escape in short order, and their mobility and mobile base of operations has made it nigh on impossible to take the fight to them directly. Fights are on their terms almost universally, but they have been caught off guard or seemingly miscalculated.

And Hayley has been at the center of it all the entire time, with none of the usual fractious infighting that marks large villain groups. Sometimes they'll vanish for weeks or months at a time, but they always reappear.

And so Hayley will always keep coming back for her own mysterious ends.

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Daniel Lutherford



Name: Daniel Lutherford
Alias: Mad Dog
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Gender: Male
Age: 18

Build: 152.4 cm, 61 kilograms. A bit fat, but deceptively agile and fast.




Powers:
Sharpness Manipulation: This is Daniel's most basic power. He has the magical ability to adjust the sharpness of anything he touches, though this ability is subject to his weaknesses. He is also able to activate and deactivate this power at will.

Absolute Slicing: The ultimate effect of Daniel's power. Anything he imbues with Absolute Slicing gains the ability to cut through absolutely anything, no matter how dense or thick it is.

Improbable Weapon User: Daniel is skilled at using improbable items as weapons due to his ability. Among other things, he has used pencils, a hat, a toilet paper roll, a soda bottle, and rolled up newspaper as weapons.

Weaknesses:

Limited by Touch: Daniel can only manipulate the sharpness of objects that is in physical contact with his skin. By extension, he also cannot enhance the sharpness of his own body.

Limited by Length: Daniel can only manipulate objects up to ten feet long. Attempting to manipulate objects longer than ten feet will cause the remaining length to be cut off. For example, if he manipulates the sharpness of a fifteen foot rope, the remaining five feet will be cut off.

Limited by Number: Daniel can only manipulate the sharpness of two objects at the same time.

Limited by Strength: Daniel can only manipulate objects as heavy as he is. Considering he doesn't have much strength, this means he can only manipulate objects any ordinary human is capable of lifting.

No Immunity: Daniel has no immunity to his own power. He has to take care not to let the object he is currently manipulating touch any other part of his body, otherwise he can get cut himself. This prevents him from manipulating the sharpness of his own clothes, nor manipulating the sharpness of an ultra lightweight vehicle and driving it around. (Example, if he is holding the object, only his hands are protected. If he sits down on a couch, only the first part of his body to touch the couch is protected.)

Equipment:
An eight-foot long wooden staff, two combat knives, a Walther P99, and a Heckler & Koch MP7. He carries two spare magazines for each of his weapons.




Allegiance: Team Next
Nationality: American
Hometown: Oakland, California
Sexuality: Heterosexual

Personality:
Daniel acts like your stereotypical creepy individual. He displays stalker tendencies towards people he is attached to, is interested in macabre topics, dresses in dark clothing, and mutters to himself. Daniel appears to be somewhat of a coward, preferring not to look at people he is speaking to, and he does not openly confront people when they do something wrong to him. He is also an attention-seeker, doing his best to get people to notice and accept him. However, this is all an act that hides Daniel's true nature: a sadistic, deeply calculating, and psychopathic individual.

Despite working for the side of "the greater good", Daniel is a complete anti-hero, having only joined the vigilante group Team Next to satisfy his need for violence. He openly targets anyone he thinks is breaking the law, and does not care at all about the consequences of his actions. He doesn't seem to have the same set of morals that regular humans do, as he has a twisted sense of what considers "morally acceptable."

However, he does have some sense of friendship and camaraderie. He's very much an attention-seeker, so those who regularly provide him with the attention he desires can expect to gain his trust. Being part of a "tight-knit group" is also something he desires very much, so he can be expected to have complete loyalty towards his fellow organization members, provided they don't do anything to offend him, of course.

This effectively makes him a loyal rabid dog. Attacking anyone he feels is an enemy, in Daniel's eyes, anyone not on his side is one juicy target.

Motivation:
Satisfying his need for violence is Daniel's first and only motivation. It doesn't matter to him who's on the receiving end even if it's a loved one, as long as it's not him. Getting to become part of a group is just a bonus to him.

Biography:
Daniel Lutherford was born the first of six siblings to a poor family in Oakland, California. Having grown up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the area, crime became a part of his early life. His parents were both petty criminals, which was the family's main source of income. Everybody he knew was a criminal of some sort, which ranged from those merely trying to put bread on the table to full-fledged murderers and villains. This all contributed in shaping the psyche of the man Daniel would later become. Even at a young age, he was unnecessarily aggressive, showed no remorse, constantly sought attention from the people around him, and committed animal mutilation, though at this point his powers hadn't manifested yet. His parents were abusive to him, though Daniel didn't mind. At that point, he was content not having his parents care about him, because what he sought was the attention and affection of others in his age group.

However, having grown up with no role model, Daniel became a social pariah. Even in the most dangerous neighborhoods of Oakland, Daniel was something of an oddity, and he was treated as such. This only contributed to Daniel's growing hatred, pushing him even further into the depths of insanity. It was at this point, at age 12, that his ability began to first manifest. Taking advantage of his newfound metahumanity, Daniel began actively participating in crime himself, becoming a member of a local gang and participating in various petty crimes, like his parents. He immediately cultivated an image of a bloodthirsty thug, participating in various gang wars and quickly racking up an impressive body count. However, Daniel began to show a lack of restraint. He continued killing even when he was told to stop. This got to the point that Daniel began indiscriminately attacking anyone not on his gang's side, fueling the neighborhood's fear of him.

The path seemed set for Daniel to become a supervillain himself, if not for one incident that changed Daniel's outlook on life. Having had enough of Daniel's increasing lack of control, the local gangs banded together and tried to take him out, including his own. They reasoned that Daniel was becoming a liability, and was beginning to disturb the delicate balance of power. Ambushing Daniel at his parent's house, the assembled gangs tried to kill him with everything they got. However, despite having the strength of numbers and firearms on their side, none of them were metahumans, and it was enough to seal their fate.

In what became quietly known as the 2020 Oakland Massacre, Daniel wiped out the 47 people sent against him, unfortunately causing massive collateral damage in the process. Among those killed were his entire family. Having been betrayed by the group he had come to love, Daniel was inconsolable. He then began to hunt down those he felt betrayed him, even those that had nothing to do with the massacre at all. At some point, his goal changed from hunting down his betrayers to simply looking for a good fight, though he made a point to challenge only criminals due to his lingering resentment of them.

Four years after the massacre, he met Dakota Vernon while on the hunt for criminals. Having been impressed by the man, and enthusiastic about Team Next's goals of bringing down criminals, Daniel accepted his recruitment offer to join Team Next. Even though his goal was actually not to bring justice, but simply to satisfy his growing bloodlust, Daniel relished the opportunity to finally be part of a group, though who knows what Daniel might do next...


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Forest stands above all when it comes to GMing superhero rps

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Postby Forest State » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:00 am

Castelia wrote:snip

Lunas Legion wrote:snip

Both WIP apps look fine so far, can see them working together decently/fitting in the team dynamic.
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Bu Liao



Name: Bu Liao
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Gender: Male
Age: 25

Build: 6'1", 82kg, Muscular-Athletic Body




Powers:

  • Indomitable Will: The defining trait of any human is to keep moving forward. No matter the hardship, no matter the circumstance, it is essential that they move forward, head held high and their eyes never casting a single glance back. Bu's willpower is so monstrous that he has become the epitome of the human spirit. He is capable of tolerating high amounts of physical pain and is able to effectively mentally resist attacks of the mind including seduction and telepathy. His mind and body are always within the realm of his control if he wills it and this has translated to other powers originating from his ability to possess an extraordinarily high level of willpower.

  • Accelerated Development: Anything that he sets his mind to, he will achieve. Bu can learn things faster than others. Years of training to attain a black-belt in judo is reduced to mere months for him. If he wants to learn an entire subject of calculus, he can do within a single night. His accelerated attainment of skills and traits is a result of his ability to focus his willpower.

  • Special Ops Mastery: He possesses advanced skills in all facets of special operations from linguistic skills to sharpshooting. Though these skills require training to maintain, Bu is an elite operator who can conduct and complete missions alone simply because of his special operations skills. Any form of human warfare that exists, he is trained to handle such as cyber warfare and espionage. This makes him an extremely versatile asset to any team he is apart of.

Weaknesses:

  • When shrouded by doubt, his will weakens.

  • Fatal attacks will disable or kill him

  • Training is required to maintain all skills learned

Equipment: Tactical Loadout




Allegiance: Team Aegis
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Unknown
Sexuality: Heterosexual

Personality: Molded by the experiences of his past, Bu believes many humans are cynical creatures, wanting nothing other than their own self-benefit. And he strives not to be like them, to not be a hedonist hellbent on materialistic pleasures but to serve a greater purpose. Fearless and brave, he doesn't shy away from anything and his opinion will either come as an opinion or as a matter-of-fact decision that he expects others to follow. Determination is his greatest strength and he utilizes it well. He is always improving himself, one way or another. He soaks up new experiences as one does the air. Firm and steadfast like the pillar of a great temple, he is no knight but he believes in what he does.
Motivation: It may sound cheesy and perhaps idealistic but Bu's driven by the desire to protect innocents. The ones who cannot protect themselves are the ones he desires to defend.
Biography:
Sold off as a child slave someplace in China, Bu lived much of his youth serving the wills of others whether he wanted to or not. The shock of his own father selling him off destroyed his spirit and he spent years rebuilding his dignity from the shards of his mind.

Sometime during his time as a child slave, he was sent to a gang to serve as a soldier in vicious gang wars for the Triads. An extraordinary lust for survival kept him alive though not sane and the trauma from those times made him vicious and short-tempered. Prone to starting fights, his aptitude for combat garnered the attention of his bosses.

Forced into illegal underground fighting pits for the entertainment of the wealthy, Bu was known as 'The Fighting Slave'. But no matter if he won or lost, he always managed to survive to see the light of day again. When he was in his late teens, Bu escaped the fighting pits by posing as dead during a fight he'd lost. Escaping the underworld, Bu used whatever money he had scrounged up to secure his ID within the country and, with no other job prospects, he enlisted in the Chinese military. There, he excelled enough to successfully join the Chinese Special Forces.

He served for a couple of years before his superhuman capabilities became noticed during ops. Frightened by the idea that he would be experimented on by the Chinese military, Bu hastily resigned and took a plane for New York. He applied for citizenship in the country and while he was waiting out the process, he participated in underground fighting tournaments to pay the bills and put food on the table.

It was his success in the American street fighting scene that catapulted him to fame with social media rife with clips of his brutal knockouts. His fame attracted the attention of a member of the Hero League who sponsored Bu with their wealth. Representing his sponsor's brand, Bu became a celebrity hero who experienced a very fast rise to fame because of his talent as a fighter.

When he was finally naturalized as an American citizen, Bu was already a celebrity in his own right, famous for his no-BS approach to completing missions and his usage of military strategy and tactics for everything he did. He joined Team Aegis shortly afterward.
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Doughertania » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:53 am

Here’s hoping I get an app up soon
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When do I get to come back, hmm?
Hush, Dagon. Get back in the spoiler
HELP!!! I'M TRAPPED IN A SIG!!! AND I'M ALMOST OUT OF COOKIES!!!
*muffled struggle* Sorry about this folks. I'll be back in a bit.
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OOCly, I go by Doc, Dough, and now to some, Doughboy
A daily dose of nonsense is a must. May I recomend Far Side?


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Founded: Sep 04, 2015
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Castelia » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am

Castelia wrote:-snip-


And, done.
I just want to feel alive

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