Doomsday for Hire

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  1. WANTED: Assassin, mercenary, and/or general military-trained person-for-hire.

    Must be skilled in marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. Extensive experience a must; bonus payment offered for knowledge of explosives and/or 'unique abilities'.

    Job will be incredibly dangerous, with a high risk of imprisonment for the remainder of your natural life span if you are caught (assuming you survive capture). Employer will be shady, untrustworthy, and <s>possibly</s> probably sadistic. Target will likely be violently aggressive and will be more than happy to watch you die slowly in a vat of acid if they get their hands on you. Liability waiver must be signed prior to application for job.

    Your only partners will be the unsavory go-between hired by the employer to contact you, and a professional thief and burglar of unknown identity and indeterminate gender. Your duty: aid aforementioned professional thief and burglar in the infiltration of the primary base of one of the richest, most powerful, and most dangerous men in the world, to retrieve a piece of stolen technology of mysterious origin and purpose.

    For more information, contact this number.

    We'll be waiting.
     
  2. There are only a maximum of five open positions currently available for application.

    - The mercenary/mercenaries. A maximum of three will be hired; preferred number would be one or two. Get to blow shit up and storm the castle, facing whatever high-tech obstacles and traps may be in the way.

    - The go-between. Will be in constant contact with group hired to steal the technology, acting as an informant and instructor using information that may or may not be accurate.

    - The head of security. Works for the person currently in possession of the contested stolen technology; will be the one in charge of doing everything possible to ensure that the heroes of the game don't acquire the goods.

    This is what you'd call a superhero RP. As such, the mercenaries and the head of security are allowed to have 'powers', or unique abilities normal humans aren't capable of. It is asked that these powers be limited in scope- there's a reason that the mercenaries aren't playing superheroes and are up for hire, and a reason that the head of security isn't a supervillain in his own right; this RP is also meant to focus more on the way the powers are used, then simply how powerful those powers are.

    Setting is modern with a few futuristic details- like weapons, and in some cases, the ways various powers were acquired.




    I'm currently looking for help in running this RP and figuring out certain plot aspects. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know.
     
  3. Accepted Characters

    Mercenaries

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    Name: Dmitri Mikhailov

    Age: 25

    Appearance: Medium height man with grey eyes and black hair. Wears dark grey fatigues with a top level bullet resistant armour vest and limbs while on a mission or else a good solid black suit, weighted knuckle fingerless gloves and a armoured helmet hooked up to his laptop.

    Skills: Wing Chun, Marksmanship, Excellent sniper and Skilled hacker.

    Powers: Telekinesis

    Equipment: Two pistols, disassembled sniper rifle, long knife, backpack of miniaturized supplies, grenades, bombproof briefcase including laptop and other equipment and many multipurpose gadgets hidden about his person.

    History: Growing up Dmitri became a talented hacker. This lead to him having to leave the country for a significant time so he joined the French Foreign Legion and then spent time as a mercenary. He underwent a experimental process designed to grant telekinetic powers. Halfway through the base was taken over and he was the only remaining trial member. The project was abandoned and Dmitri failed to mention that he had discovered how to lift pennies shortly afterwards. Since then his abilities have increased rapidly.

    ON WATCH - T4kezo, please respond to my PM!


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    Name: Xandra Voltavia

    Age: 31

    Appearance: [​IMG]

    Skills: Xandra can hold her own in a fist fight since she grew up with five brothers. She's small and fast. Everyone under estimests her physical strenght. She knows how to handle a .38 very well. She likes weapons and explosives mostly. C2 and other munitions. Trained by her oldest brother in Ju Jit Su. She's also trained in other defences she refues to talk about, but will use to save her life.

    Powers: Xandra's power is more of a an ability than a power really. Its rather unusual nontheless. She can hear extreamly well and there fore she gets a jump on her target. She can hear movemen and breathing. She tends to read body language very well too. Her skills can be called powers but they are more light extreamly sensitive senses.

    Equipment: .38 and a military issued dagger strapped to her left leg. Its usually hidden by her boots or pants. She is much better at hand to hand combat. She can use her .45 but she wont always have that on her. She can use a sniper rifle is the job calls for it.

    History: Xandra was the last child to a KGB officer before everything changed in the mid 1990's. She was the only girl of the family since her mother died from complications of her birth. Her father never forgave her for killing her mother. It was something that couldnt be helped. Her older brothers raised her more like them, than a girl.

    Her oldest brother Meyklye was the only that took care of her the most and helped her become a strong fighter. Alwasy wanting to gain her fathers love and attention her life was consumed of training long and hard. Condition they called it. Xandra's name is Greek and means Defending Men. It is something she learned in school and will never forget. Her father might be a jerk but she will fight and die to protect him and her brothers. She had taken odd jobs to pay the pills and remains out of sight most of the time. She is illusive in nature and quite. Her mind set is always be ready to fight.


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    Name: Daniel Conway

    Age: 27

    Appearance: [​IMG]

    Skills: Pistols, Close-Quarter Fighting, Explosives & Demolitions

    Powers: Expert sleight of hand. Anything smaller than his palm can be completely concealed and not found for 10 seconds. It simply ceases to be there.

    Equipment: Twin hip holsters with Smith & Wesson Pistol and Delta Colt Pistol, Garotte Wire, Bomb kit (briefcase with semtex, detonators, wire and C4 charges).

    History: Daniel is former IRA, from the town of Drogheda, near Dublin. As a teenager he was behind some of the worst terrorist attacks of the 90s, operating as the demolitions man for a number of ruthless IRA units. But after MI6 began targeting his comrades, Daniel ducked out and left the country. He took up mercenary and counter-intelligence work, applying his skills to the new crusades against the Middle East and the Russian Mafia. He didn't care who he pissed off or how dangerous it was - he treated his own life with a typically Irish disregard. Always running, but always cheerful, Daniel made a name for himself as one of the finest explosives experts on the black market.


    The Go-Between



    The Enemy

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    Name:The Colonel

    Age:Uknown

    Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Skills: A former battlefield commander, The Colonel is skilled at inspiring soldiers under his command. He was well known in the Special Forces Community for his skills in winning the hearts and minds of people. After an honorable discharge he put his skills to the criminal underworld, loaning his army to whoever needs military muscle. The Colonel has been shown to be proficient with knives, pistols, and sniper rifles.

    Powers: The Colonel is a very charismatic individual, using his words and his charm to bring people under his influence. He doesn't use fear, he doesn't use drugs. He tells them what he plans and offers the goals as the spoils of war to his men.

    Equipment:Bowie Knife, numerous throwing knives, a Mk 23 Mod 0 SOCOM, and his words.

    History: An Apex Soldier of the United States Army Green Berets, the Colonel received an honorable discharge after serving for twenty five years. However he had become disillusioned with the mission of the United States Armed Forces, having seen the ineptitude of brass hat fucks from the Pentagon first hand. He contacted old soldiers he had served with and contracted third world renegades, Russian mercenaries, and other such scum of the Earth to serve in his army, the Army Without Borders. His masterpiece was the forced acquisition of a device that, on it's own, poses no real threat, however it is still inherently dangerous in the wrong hands and with the right technological knowhow.


    The Thief




    Character Sheet Template

    Name: (Can be the alias your character most commonly goes by.)

    Age: (Must be at least twenty. Characters over thirty more likely to be hired due to more extensive experience.)

    Appearance: (Self-explanatory.)

    Skills: (What your character has learned to do over the years.)

    Powers: (Any one character is only allowed to have one power. Be creative with these, but try not to go over the top. Remember, it's how they're used that counts, not how powerful they are.)

    Equipment: (Any tools of the trade your character needs.)

    History: (Only required bits are their basic background of how they acquired the skills they have; feel free to include anything you like, however.)





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  4. Sounds cool! Could we get a bit more info on how effective our powers are? Also is this set in the modern day or a bit later?

    Name: Dmitri Mikhailov
    Age: 25
    Appearance: Medium height man with grey eyes and black hair. Wears dark grey fatigues with a top level bullet resistant armour vest and limbs while on a mission or else a good solid black suit, weighted knuckle fingerless gloves and a armoured helmet hooked up to his laptop.
    Skills: Wing Chun, Marksmanship, Excellent sniper and Skilled hacker.
    Powers: Telekinesis
    Equipment: Two pistols, disassembled sniper rifle, long knife, backpack of miniaturized supplies, grenades, bombproof briefcase including laptop and other equipment and many multipurpose gadgets hidden about his person.
    History: Growing up Dmitri became a talented hacker. This lead to him having to leave the country for a significant time so he joined the French Foreign Legion and then spent time as a mercenary. He underwent a experimental process designed to grant telekinetic powers. Halfway through the base was taken over and he was the only remaining trial member. The project was abandoned and Dmitri failed to mention that he had discovered how to lift pennies shortly afterwards. Since then his abilities have increased rapidly.
     
  5. @Atomyk @Jeremi @Verite @Josh M @Chewy Rabbits

    Loud round of applause for the job you folks did as GM's! Though I was on vacation for 8 days, I still found the game itself pretty dang fun! I just wished I was more active throughout it I guess >.< the nostalgia (and well, refreshers) on previous stuff that happened sure helped! Heck, the relatively familiar but yet unfamiliar atmosphere really did help the game become super memorably >.<

    Applause for your spectacular job keeping things flowing Atom, and, I did like the new take on the "traditional" mechanics in the murder games, centered alot more around the NPC's and stuff. It certainly was a twist that ultimately made things pretty dang interesting.

    Jeremi, you did a pretty dang good job as Poison from what I've seen, though I dunno her cannon too well. Overall, I really kinda enjoyed reading through the little love triangle going on with her, Wanda, and Genji, so yeah!

    Jason, you did pretty dang good too! xD Though once again, I'm not familiar with the canon Kyoko is from, it still was pretty cool reading through her posts. (Even if Jack Frost was totally ninja'd with the whole talk about hope vs despair and stuff, admittedly the takes were different due to Kyoko having a better understanding tho).

    Josh, I really enjoyed your Wanda, as well as writing up that intro post, minus the gif spam I probably unleashed with my portions. Though Jack Frost didn't personally interact with Wanda too much, it was still a blast! (And I swear I'll have Ruby hang out with Wanda more in Civil War at some point, when distractions go away a little).

    Mark, you did a pretty incredible job with your NPC's, and it sure did make for a great, if not frightening (IC wise) twist o.o I was seriously worried Jack Frost would lose his staff to the wrath of Jason Voorhees xD and man, that scene with the morgue, I read through a good portion of it and man that was cray cray. Also Catbug, that naughty thing needs to leave Tarlotte's arm alone >.>

    @Yun Lee Hoo! I don't know much about Honda's cannon, but man he's one heck of an investigator xD I guess I was being kinda dumb and having IC vs OOC struggles, so uh... I suppose thanks for picking up not just my slack, but well, helping things progress with the trials/investigations when it was slow as molasses! o.o

    @Klutzy Ninja Kitty @The Tactician

    I was looking forwards to Jack and Zinnia coming around for Monokuma's Awakening x.x I was... Secretly hoping for the ship to happen when I read through some of their interactions in gravity falls, and I kinda wished that I was able to interact more with both of them there, but well... Max Caulfield kinda got caught up, in the flow of things (well, more accurately, a river : |). They make a really cute couple, and I must say Zinnia and Jack make quite the interesting pairings. (And I got a good laugh out of that little scene with poor Lisa the plant).

    @Hospes HNNNG! I haven't seen Shattered Angels yet (I hope I remembered the name right), but oh my goodness! Though Tarlotte's appearances were a bit brief, I really enjoyed em! xD I suppose Jack Frost naturally wanted to help her and stuff because he's super used to handling children, so well... Perhaps her child-like behavior was a bit of a stress reliever to him since it reminded him a little of the stuff he had to deal with at home... (Minus the literal cat-fights and shtuff x.x) Hoping to see a final response with her soon tho o.o excited to wrap things up with Jack Frost I guess >.< (I'll probably write up a draft in advance).

    @LuckycoolHawk9 xD Well, I can't say I know the canon of Teen Wolf very well, but Stiles was definitely an interesting one, though Jack Frost never got to personally interact with him too much, he was pretty fun to say... And I must say I got a chuckle out of his umpulse to throw poor Lisa the plant at Jason Voorhees.

    @Crow >.< Welp, your character made me lose a bit of blood (through the nose) when the swimsuit stuff happened, but nonetheless, despite me being not as active, I had quite a bit of fun interacting with Morikobu as Jack Frost xD if they had more time spent together, I'm almost certain they might have been closer!

    @ShiroKiyoshi Hoo boy, Rant was quiite the character, and I suppose is in a way... Memeworthy, but not in a bad way! He might have been annoying, but he sure as heck had some intuition on him, and made the game more memorable (though I suppose I'm preaching to the chior when I'm saying that). Anyways, hopefully I wasn't too harsh on you in GC >.< but yeah, hope to see more from you in the future! o.o It's always fun seeing how folks develop overtime. (Though I shouldn't be one to talk, my writing skills are kinda blegh I guess)

    @Everyone in general and I guess others I missed

    Welp, what can I say! The game was pretty dang fun despite my inactivity for 8 days! @.@ I am quite excited to see something like this be implemented in the future, but of course... No rush, GMing can be a pain in the arse, and I can understand if one feels a bit burnt out after finishing something like this. All in all, great job! To the cast, for managing to pull through despite shit going down, and the GM's, for making things go as smoothly as possible!

    Ps: Sorry about this being super late x.x I uh... Am a bad procrastinator.
     
  6. Wing Chun(sometimes spelt Ving Tsun or Wing Tsun) is an external chinese martial art focusing primarily on speed, efficiency, stances, close combat and reflexive responses. It contains a lot of punches (generally along the center line which is generally taught to be found in the middle of the body) which are designed to be efficient and quick but also contains kicks. Trapping moves are common and taught to be flexible, reflexive and noncommittal but Wing Chun includes little elements of ground fighting as it is a striking style. It is notable for being a major influence on Bruce Lee and his fighting method and making use of those wooden dummies.
     
  7. Okay, T4kezo, you're approved. ^-^

    WMD... thanks for the application, but I'm not sure it'll work for the RP. o.o; I mean... what you told me about your puppet idea sounded cool, but a muppet? I like the idea of humour, but overall, this is supposed to be a serious RP, and well... having a muppet as one of the characters kinda negates from that. ^^;
     
  8. remember, the deranged psychic controlling the muppet?
     
  9. Well, yeah, but... does it have to be a /Muppet/? ^^;
     
  10. but that was my awesome tipsy-sleep Deprivation character, i mean all the dude had to do is leave the muppet in a suitcase in the target's vacinity, the muppet emerges, he's small enough to evade outright suspicion, he gets in the vent ducts and stuff, and then proceeds to blow up the target!

    *goes off into the corner to cry*
     
  11. *pats* Sorry, WMD. Awesome as it would be... A muppet just wouldn't work. ^^; I have difficultly believing any of the other mercenary characters would be able to take him seriously.
     
  12. tis okay. sorreh for being a pain in the arse.
     
  13. Awwww! You're not a pain in the arse! *grabs WMD and cuddles him*
     
  14. Okay Im in..
    Character Sheet Template

    Name: Xandra Voltavia

    Age: 31
    Appearance: [​IMG]

    Skills: Xandra can hold her own in a fist fight since she grew up with five brothers. She's small and fast. Everyone under estimests her physical strenght. She knows how to handle a .38 very well. She likes weapons and explosives mostly. C2 and other munitions. Trained by her oldest brother in Ju Jit Su. She's also trained in other defences she refues to talk about, but will use to save her life.
    Powers: Xandra's power is more of a an ability than a power really. Its rather unusual nontheless. She can hear extreamly well and there fore she gets a jump on her target. She can hear movemen and breathing. She tends to read body language very well too. Her skills can be called powers but they are more light extreamly sensitive senses.

    Equipment: .38 and a military issued dagger strapped to her left leg. Its usually hidden by her boots or pants. She is much better at hand to hand combat. She can use her .45 but she wont always have that on her. She can use a sniper rifle is the job calls for it.
    History: Xandra was the last child to a KGB officer before everything changed in the mid 1990's. She was the only girl of the family since her mother died from complications of her birth. Her father never forgave her for killing her mother. It was something that couldnt be helped. Her older brothers raised her more like them, than a girl.

    Her oldest brother Meyklye was the only that took care of her the most and helped her become a strong fighter. Alwasy wanting to gain her fathers love and attention her life was consumed of training long and hard. Condition they called it. Xandra's name is Greek and means Defending Men. It is something she learned in school and will never forget. Her father might be a jerk but she will fight and die to protect him and her brothers. She had taken odd jobs to pay the pills and remains out of sight most of the time. She is illusive in nature and quite. Her mind set is always be ready to fight.
     
  15. This is a Defib post.

    CLEAR!!!

    *Defibs the thread.*
     
  16. As requested by Psy...


    Name:The Colonel

    Age:Uknown

    Appearance:
    [​IMG]

    Skills: A former battlefield commander, The Colonel is skilled at inspiring soldiers under his command. He was well known in the Special Forces Community for his skills in winning the hearts and minds of people. After an honorable discharge he put his skills to the criminal underworld, loaning his army to whoever needs military muscle. The Colonel has been shown to be proficient with knives, pistols, and sniper rifles.

    Powers: The Colonel is a very charismatic individual, using his words and his charm to bring people under his influence. He doesn't use fear, he doesn't use drugs. He tells them what he plans and offers the goals as the spoils of war to his men.

    Equipment:Bowie Knife, numerous throwing knives, a Mk 23 Mod 0 SOCOM, and his words.

    History: An Apex Soldier of the United States Army Green Berets, the Colonel received an honorable discharge after serving for twenty five years. However he had become disillusioned with the mission of the United States Armed Forces, having seen the ineptitude of brass hat fucks from the Pentagon first hand. He contacted old soldiers he had served with and contracted third world renegades, Russian mercenaries, and other such scum of the Earth to serve in his army, the Army Without Borders. His masterpiece was the forced acquisition of a device that, on it's own, poses no real threat, however it is still inherently dangerous in the wrong hands and with the right technological knowhow.
     
  17. Heheh. ^^;

    Okay, yeah, as Ryker's probably made clear by now, I'm trying to get this active again now that I'm no longer being devoured alive by schoolwork.

    Confirmed active members:
    Inky Poet
    Asmodeus (amazingly enough)
    and Ryker.

    I contacted T4kezo via PM, but he hasn't yet responded to me, and it appears that he hasn't been on Iwaku in over a week. Since I still need to find someone to play the go-between, I'll leave him on the character list for now until we have the go-between and possibly another player to replace him, or until he comes back and gives me a reply, whichever comes first.

    Oh, and before I forget, here's the character sheet Asmodeus sent me via PM.

     
  18. Alright, there we go. The Colonel is ready to kick this shit into high gear.
     
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