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Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Haji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Hello,

    I am Haji and new to Iwaku. I am still looking around and working on a character sheet. I seem to get lost a lot in Iwaku and not really sure whats all going on.
  2. Welcome to the site, Haji.

    If you're getting confused or lost around the site, I'd recommend checking the Iwaku Guide or PMing one of the staff members (they're the guys with purple names); either will probably give you a hand in figuring out what's going on.

    It may seem confusing at first, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it's easy.

    Anyways, I'mma Grumpy, CBox headcase and snobby British prick. I'll issue the usual warnings of don't mess with the ISAF and to stay from Insanity, due to there being mad people there who will probably infect you with their crazy.

    Enjoy your stay.
  3. it would seem I don't reliably get OOC alerts

    just to make sure we're on same page:

    -I'm planning to keep Sam's recruitment into Hushcobb the same as when he was recruited by Karin in otherverse -- age 15 (gives him 10 years of service in Hushcobb before he defects after the Lorentz mission in 2010; plenty of time to justify him have the skills he has now).
    -If Sam and Jade knew each other for a while back then, we'd need to clarify how they got to know each other if Sam joined Hushcobb...we're both thinking the Specter/Hushcobb rivalry is restricted mainly to Jade and Ferrara, so maybe before then Hushcobb and Specter used to work more closely together? Or would Jade have been a Hushcobb agent in the past then switched to Specter? We could do that backstory a few ways. I'd opt that Hushcobb and Specter used to have closer ties before Ferrara and Jade had their falling out.

    for Natalia:
    -since we're switching focus to Natalia next, we need to establish her supporting cast and starting location.
    -I obviously planted the seed that we'd start out in Boston (presumably the insane asylum), largely because in Otherverse that's where she used to live; the site can change if Boston is out.
    -I think the asylum would be a good place to have at least some of the Lost Souls chars (or a variant starting roster). Specifically, this is where Tyril Wes could show up. I'd keep Natalia's active team to 3-4 total (similar to how Sam's focus only had Jade, Sam, and Crossfire).
    -in fact, narratively, we could set up the two teams as foils of each other: Sam, Cross, and Jade are seasoned veterans, all with skeletons in their closets, relatively low-power superpowers, etc; Natalia and her crew would be the inexperienced group, they'd build their backstory from the ground up (Natalia almost literally, since her arc usually involves re-learning about her multiple past selves), and they'd each have a much more powerful set of abilities.

    as a left field idea:
    -We wanted to bring in Puck to fuck w/ everyone.
    -What better place to hide the King of Chaos than in a madhouse?
    -Specifically, in Natalia's team.
    -More specifically, Puck's human disguise is Tyril Wes. Just to explain his zany sense of perspective and general madness. Puck might've been trapped in human form. Maybe he's slumming it. Maybe he knows that Natalia and Sam are destined to meet and wants to see things through in person. Who cares? He's a Fae. It all makes sense to HIM, but it shouldn't necessarily make sense to any mere mortal....
  4. "We can do to Alexanders and mine if you wish. It's just down the street."
  5. Asmo has it down pretty much^^
    Welcome to Iwaku! Unless you are great at randomness and rather absoblutely insane things be wary of the Cbox as not only can it get crazy but some people are too! ;]
  6. Okay, addressing these a few things at a time:

    1 - what I was going for is that Jade and Sam grew up together in Chicago. They know each other from before either of them joined Specter or Hushcobb. So if Sam's parents were killed when he was 15 then he and Jade have at least that much history together. Probably trained at the same dojo.

    Jade being a former Hushcobb agent actually makes sense for the Wilson/Ferrara affair idea. After the falling out she'd transfer to the Specter branch.

    2 - Natalia. Yes, we're going for Boston. Was iffy about doing the Battle of Boston again, but it works, and if it ain't broke you know? Not going to do Tyril Wes. He took the May Serum, the chemical concoction after Jade's April. Gives him enhanced self awareness. In this carnation his 4th wall breaking comes from his powers making everything feel staged. In this one he doesn't actually KNOW this is all a story, but he makes lots of 4th wall jokes.

    BTW, the source of the New Year's Project Jade, Tyril, and Drake are subject to is Fae spinal fluid. Fae fluids is basically the only way to give those that aren't Mana-Touched superpowers (see Crossfire getting a transfusion of Fae blood). Their blood is basically pure mana.

    One thing I was thinking about doing was having Emily have a brief scene with Steven Noyes - AKA the Controller. She needed him to brainwash Natalia's parents and turn them against her, but she's pissed because he forgot to take care of her Aunt Cherie. That would literally be the only time he appears until the Volume with Chiaki in it, but it would suggest he has a larger role he plays later on.

    As for her own roster - if we're completely rebooting the Lost Souls, then Erika Hennessey would be a good fit for a fellow patient. After the Controller breaks her mind she could end up causing trouble in Boston and taken in for mental help (since she's clearly insane).

    3 - Puck being incognito is kind of cool. But as I said above, I don't think it should be Tyril. Might have to make up a guy. Maybe an anagram. The Puck...Chet Kup? Ha! Just realized The Puck is an anagram for Ketchup! XD
  7. You have to make at least 5 posts before you can start chatting in the Cbox.

    Think of it as initiation, without the paddles.
  8. Of course if you LIKE paddles, that can be arranged. >:D
  9. *Appears holding several paddles*

    Did I hear the word 'paddles'?
  10. Greetings Haji! -inclines head in a slight bowing motion- Im newer here too.. so Im not exactly an expert on finding the way around here.. but I am an experienced RPer if you need any help in the department lol
  11. *An ACH-47J Guns-A-Go-Go enters the airspace and guns down Grumpy with its chin mounted GAU-25 25mm Vulcan cannon. It goes into a hover, six HALO Minigunners fast roping to the ground.*

    Control, this is Big Boss... Target neutralized...
  12. Heylo :D
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  13. Asylum (open)
    Name: Natalia Elmore
    Codename: Asylum
    Birthdate: October 31, 2000
    Height/Weight: 5'8"/102lbs
    VAWM - word for movement. Gives Natalia the power to move any object she wishes. There is seemingly no limit to the mass or her level of control. Also grants her the power to grant inanimate objects some manner of autonomy. Also gives her the ability to teleport.
    INNI - the word for transformation. With it, Natalia can perform instantaneous alchemy; she can turn any material into any other.
    EISU - the word for clairvoyance. It grants her the power to see the future, to read minds, and travel to mental planes. Sometimes she can get overwhelmed in her weakened states, hearing the thoughts of every living thing in the universe simultaneously. This only happens when she's out of control, however.
    Background: Natalia Elmore was a little girl who discovered a spell book on a tour of the Puritan town of Salem. She discovered a kinship with the book and its pages held the instructions to her hidden power. However, without warning her parents had her committed to a mental hospital, then promptly forgot about her.

    Emily Sternit (open)
    Name: Emily Sternit
    Codename: none
    Birthdate: ???
    Height/Weight: 5'8"/115lbs
    Blood Control
    Making Blood Monsters
    Age Acceleration
    Background: Emily doesn't talk about her past. In fact, she actively tries to repress it. 4,000 years ago her soul and Natalia's were born. They were gifted with great power - the power of sorcerers. They did everything together, and it wasn't long before Emily - then Esemalda - fell in love with Nashira (Natalia). But Nashira didn't share that love. After the Magister was banished to The Between she made a deal promising to set him free, if he would use his power to make Nashira love her.

    Jade Wilson (open)
    Name: Jade Wilson
    Codename: None
    Birthdate: April 10, 1984
    Height/Weight: 5'7"/99lbs
    Abilities: The April Serum gives her full control of her bodily functions. She can regulate her heartbeat, breathing, and even digestion. She can create blood clots to isolate poison or drugs and turn off her nerve endings so she doesn't feel pain. Couple with her advanced Specter training, she can push and fight long after most normal soldiers can.
    Background: Jade was a childhood friend of Sam Ebayan long before either of them were ever involved in the supernatural. They trained in the same martial arts school together, and Jade's mother even took him in after the tragic day when his parents were murdered. After some time apart they found each other again in Hushcobb, where she began a brief affair with Director Ferrara. That had a falling out and she transferred to Specter in England. As she moved up the ranks she was tested for a new strain of super soldier serum: April. The first three tests had been a failure - the first two had been lethal - but Jade had come out lucky with the April Serum.

    Sidhe (open)
    Name: Erika Hennessey
    Codename: Sidhe
    Birthdate: March 19, 1997
    Height/Weight: 5'10"/110lbs
    Telekinesis. Erika is able to levitate many small objects with an enormous amount of control

    Mind Over Body. She has psychic control over the cells in her body. She uses this primarily for body modification: tattoos and different hair colors mostly, but she is able to use it for a more practical purpose. She can increase her muscle mass to a certain degree at will, making herself buffer, but still not beyond a human's natural physical limitations.

    Leftover Psychic Powers. While not aware of it, there is some part of Erika that survived the mindbreak, and it will occasionally warn her of impending danger.

    Mindbreak Contagion. The process that broke her mind left her psyche in shards. If another psychic were to try and link up with her mind - or if she herself forced that link open - her fragile mindscape would tear the other psychic's apart. It could take months for the victim to rebuild their mind, assuming they could at all.

    Background:Erika Hennessey was a gifted psychic in Dublin. Growing up she realized her powers and saw that they set her apart. However, instead of wanting to be seen as superior or wanting to hide away, she decided she could use her abilities to help people. Being able to read minds gave her a special advantage in helping others overcome their problems. She skipped two grades and was about to complete her psychology doctorate in record time.

    She doesn't talk about what happened after that much, but at some point she experienced some pretty catastrophic mental trauma, breaking her personality into four sections: one that embodied the original her, one that embodied her sexuality, one that embodied her childhood, and one that embodied rebellion. These four sides of herself are in constant battle argument over what Erika does, and her actions are determined by majority ruling. Unfortunately, the sane Erika is usually outvoted, but she can sometimes convince her simpler personalities to follow by offering incentives.

    Ruth Borwell (open)
    Name: Ruth Borwell
    Codename: none
    Birthdate: January 19, 1989
    Height/Weight: 5'6"/113lbs
    Abilities: Ruth is a great secretary, and that was in fact what she was originally hired to do. However, during her time at Hushcobb Dr. Landel discovered that she had a strongly charged aura. This positive charge emanating around her makes her a literal magnet for trouble. Over time she became a field agent, and in dangerous missions is often used as bait.
  14. hola, i'm new too :3 and i have no idea what i'm doing most of the time
  15. Welcome to the site, pretty new myself.
  16. Hello and welcome. Im not on very much, but I try to be. Hope to see you around.
  17. i think i've been on the site for... bout a month and get on at least once or twice a week