IWAKU: Steampunk Millionaires Voyage to the Lost City of Moonwings <table align=center><tr><td width=220>League</td><td width=340>Shifters</td><td width=190>Underworld</td></tr><tr><td width=218>The Iwakuan Upper Class. Members of the League are aristocrats and entrepreneurs with access to the finest technology. They are often employed by Queen Diana to come up with inventions or investigate criminal activities. Many have steam-powered servants at their disposal. They live in lavish houses and are accustomed to the noble life.</td><td width=357>The Iwakuan Middle Class. Shifters get their name from their profession: the shifting of goods. They are merchants, pilots and guns for hire. Many come from the Old West and live for adventure. This class does not have the advanced technology of the League, but they are often able to salvage parts and piece together whatever kit they need. The Shifter Creed is adventure, resourcefulness and tidy profit.</td><td width=181>The Iwakuan Lower Class. The Underworld is the name for the seedy backstreets of Iwaku, where disreputable outcasts hide from authority. Many are cursed with afflictions that defy modern science. They have no technology, but make up for this with strange and inhuman abilities.</td></tr><tr><td width=218>Anyone in this faction may have access to advanced weapons, mechanical servants and magitech. All magitech will have an unfortunate side-effect. You may not have any magical powers, unless specifically explained by technology. You must be human.</td><td width=357>Anyone in this faction may have access to steam/Victorian technology, but neither in advanced form. Your equipment is salvaged or patched together and you have no magic. You must be an adventurer or mercenary of some sort, willing to take a leap for the chance of profit. You must be human.</td><td width=181>Anyone in this faction has only basic/cheap Victorian-era equipment. You are also cursed with a magical affliction and live a tortured life. You can be non-human, as long as it is explained as a dark curse or mutation.</td></tr></table> <table align=center><tr><td align=left>NAME: (Iwaku screen-name preferred) FACTION: (see above) APPEARANCE: (Picture preferred) NOTABLE EQUIPMENT: (Including side-effects of magitech, if League faction) NOTABLE ABILITIES: (Including curse, if Underworld faction) MOTIVE: (Why are you joining the expedition? What do you seek in the Lost City?) BACKGROUND:</td></tr></table> RULES: 1. The genre is Steampunk. The focus is on comedy, technology, adventure and spectacle. 2. League Magitech and Underworld Abilities MUST have a downside. I will assign side-effects if required. 3. Stowaways, loners and disruptive idiots are allowed within reason, but try to think of other people. 4. No one may come from Moonwings 5. I will hijack characters occasionally to keep the plot moving. I will study your character accurately before doing so.