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Blind Hemingway

Ancient Iwaku Scum from 2006.
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  1. Slow As Molasses
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Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Douche
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Female
Surrealism, Surreal Horror (Think Tim Burton), Steampunk, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Spaghetti Westerns, Mercenaries, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Historical fantasies



While the lily livered cowards of the north choose to remain in their grandiose cities, we Norfolkians have chosen to venture out onto the ocean and explore the coasts of this continent and the lands across the sea!

Our Sailors and Marines have been to places you can only imagine, and seen things that defy your wildest expectations!

Lands where the wind is so cold, your breath freezes inside your mouth!

People with skin so dark they are near invisible in the jungles!

Sea monsters that capsize boats, giant dogs ridden by Leprechauns in the Isles of Britannia, savages on the Texas coast, and great lizards in the Everglades that can swallow a man whole!

You have to see it to believe it, lads! Those who wander the wastelands to our west, come to Norfolk and let the journey of a lifetime begin!

This is more than just a job, lads... This is an ADVENTURE!


Character Sheets:

Name: What your character is called...

Age: How old they are

Occupations: Several options are listed below.

  • Gunners Mate: Armorers and combatants. GMs maintain shipboard weapons systems and related operating systems. They often man crew served weapons on board ship and train ship's company in use of firearms. They are commonly found on boarding teams and as part of raiding parties.

    Boatswains Mate: Deck Seamen and boat pilots. Boatswains Mates maintain the ship as a whole and drive not only the ship itself but also the ship's small boats for boardings and raids.

    Master at Arms: Even pirates have their own code of honor, being theives of the sea. Masters at Arms work to enforce the old codes of the Norfolkians, the Uniform Code of Maritime Justice. They also check in booty and people kidnapped during raids.

    Engineer: Working behind the scenes, Engineers keep the ship running and maintain related systems. They often work in triple digit temperatures for long hours at a time. This has made them quite hardy.

    Medical Corpsman: Doctors of the sea, Corpsmen check the health of ship's company and keep them in top shape. They have access to all manner of medications and remedies.

    Culinary Specialist: Cooks. They rarely see the light of day, as they spend most of the time below decks preparing food to feed the ship's crew. This is a thankless job.

    Aviation Mechanic: They maintain airplanes and helicopters.

    Marine: Knuckle draggers alongside GMs, Marines are the muscle of any ship. They are usually sent in first to shock towns they raid and ships they attack. As per tradition, Marines are always the first ones in and the last ones out.

    Pilot: Extremely specialized pirates, Pilots fly the Norfolkians jets and helicopters. The sight of a Norfolkian fighter jet or even a helicopter coming in from the sea is more than enough to send terror into the hearts of those living there.

Appearance: Height, weight, body type, hair color/length, eye color etc. If you post a picture please add a short description as well.

Weapons option: Different weapons are available for Norfolkian use.

  • M-16A1 (Stamped on the upper receiver of the weapon.): Standard battle rifle of the Norfolkian pirates. It can fire in single, burst, and full auto and can be fitted with either a bayonet or an M-203 grenade launcher.
  • M-14 (Stamped on the receiver of the weapon): Battle rifle of the Marines. This big, wood stocked rifle packs a punch and can reach out farther than the M-16. It cannot be fitted with a grenade launcher but has a lug for a bayonet.
  • M-60 (Stamped on the receiver of the weapon): General purpose, belt fed, gas operated, air cooled machine gun. This weapon can either be mounted to a vehicle or on one of many mounts on a ship. It can also be carried by an individual and fired from the standing or prone position. 'Sixty gunners typically lay down suppression fire so riflemen can draw an accurate bead on a target.
  • M-1911A1 (Stamped on the slide): Large caliber pistol with low capacity but high stopping power. Marines swear by it.
  • M-79 (Stamped on the barrel): Single shot, breech loaded grenad launcher. Norfolkians use this from ships to fire signal flares, illuminating rounds, or high explosive grenades.
  • M-203 (Stamped on the firing pin housing): Single shot grenade launcher. Unlike the M-79, this weapon was intended to be mounted to the M-16, giving Grenadiers additional firepower. Uses the same types of rounds as the M-79.
  • M-870 (Stamped receiver): Pump action shotgun with an eight round capacity. Nasty in close quarters, Pointmen tend to use it to give aggressors discount facelifts.
  • M-2HB (Stamped on the receiver): Eighty six pounds of belt fed, recoil operated, air cooled devastation. The fifty caliber machine gun is intended to be used from vehicles and static mounts, often in defense of the ship. Full metal jackets were intended to be used against aircraft and light armor. Firing on humans with a fifty cal turns them into paint.
  • M-134 (Stamped on the equipment tag): Heavy, multibarreled weapon normally found on helicopters and static mounts. With an extremely high rate of fire, this weapon rips flesh and blood targets apart and can tear through light armor with ease.
  • AT-4 (Stamped on the launcher): Shoulder fired, anti-tank weapon. This direct attack weapon is used to give infantrymen a punch against tanks and fortifications. It can also be used against low flying aircraft and small boats.
  • FIM-9 Stinger (Stamped on equipment tag): Shoulder fired, radar guided Surface to Air Missile. Although it says 'SAM' it can be used just as effectively on anything that gives a radar return signature.
  • M-84 Flashbang: Less lethal grenade used to disorient personnel with a bright flash and a loud noise. Hand thrown and normally used when clearing buildings.
  • M-67 Frag: Hand thrown fragmentation grenade. This weapons has a kill radius of five meters with a wound radius of five.*
  • Mk3A2 Concussion Grenade: Used in a similar manner as Flashbangs, these grenades use explosive power alone to cause damage. Particularly lethal when thrown into rooms.
  • White Phosphorous: An incendiary grenade use to start fires and as an execution agent, Norfolkians toss these into buildings when resistance encountered is much more than they can handle.
  • Melee Weapons: Cutlasses made of polymer are used, as are High Frequency versions, molded from a lightweight titanium-osmium alloy, are carved electronically instead of forged, and the entire process is monitored by a computer. In the hands of a skilled swordsman, a high-grade HF blade is capable of severing through six inches of solid steel in one single stroke. Bayonets for the M-16 and M-14 are also used.

Personality: How your character would react to situations. Are they nice? Arrogant? Rude, etc.

Past: Add a short past - where they grew up, perhaps how they got to be where they are at the start of the RP. Why they are on the side that they are on.

Name: GMCS Howard 'Sieger' Steiner

Age: 36

Occupations: Gunners Mate, Raiding Party member (S.E.A.L.)



Steiner typically wears fatigues when on operations or when acting as range master. When on ops he wraps his face with medical tape to dehumanize his appearance. Off duty he wears khaki trousers, a long sleeve khaki shirt, and a combo cover with a gold fouled anchor with a silver super imposed USN and a single star at the top. He typically wears the sleeves rolled up, revealing tattoos on his forearms. On the right is a skull flanked by a pair of crossed cannons wearing a white dixie cup tilted to one side. In the enlarged right eye is a weapons crosshairs. On the left is a fouled anchor surrounded by the words 'DAVY JONES' MESSENGER.'

Weapons option:
-M-60 Machine Gun: Steiner is an artist with the 'pig.' He can write his name on a wall and hit a fly from forty meters away. He loves the song of the 'sixty.
-M-1911A1: Steiner's preferred sidearm.
-Crowbar: This tool serves two purposes for the sailor. As both a bludgeoning tool and to break open doors and crates.

Personality: A do or die sailor, Steiner is the kind of guy you want fighting by your side. In all his years as a raiding party member, Steiner has never left a man behind, dead or alive. He is also well known for terrifying villagers in coastal towns, either with his weapons or just his taped up face.

Past: Orphaned by a Norfolkian raid, Steiner was taken in by a Marine officer who took pity on him. He was brought up as the Marine's son, learning the ways of the Norfolkians. When he was of age he went on his first sea cruise, participating in six raids, three of which were as a phone talker on a fifty cal. The other three raids he was allowed to man an M-60 machine gun, showing proficiency with the belt fed weapon. A few years, and several promotions later, Steiner found himself a candidate for a raiding party, men the Norfolkians called SEALs. What followed was a year of intense training at Dam Neck, the Norfolkian's Special Training Center near the Oceana Jet Base. Steiner has participated in several raids since, including a particularly nasty raid on the Texas Coast that led to the capture of an oil refinery and respect from the Green Beret Tribe. Steiner was promoted to Chief after ten years of service to the Norfolkian Navy. This led to push himself harder, recieving commendations for valor in subsequent raids. He presently acts as the senior armorer and raiding party leader for the Wasp, an Amphibious Assault Ship.

Character Approved!

Name: Adrian Mneme

Age: 43

Occupations: Medical Corpsman

Appearance: Though the sea has rouged and aged her skin for the decade and a half she's been with the Norfolkians, there's still the softness that came from living in the city. She doesn't have the same calloused hands or hard eyes that the raiders and other ship men wear, and because of this stands out quite a bit. Her face is narrow, and like her body in the way that it is without fat and muscle. It's hollow from worry, just as worry streaks her fine blond hair with premature grays. The hair is constantly kept up, out of her face, typically in a thin braid, though is almost always manages to fall out and into her gray-green eyes. Adrian generally wears rather casual clothing, always with short sleeves, because trying to wash blood out of her shirts became a tiring job. In her hands is always her orange emergency medical bag.

Weapons option:
M-16A1: This usually sits untouched, with cobwebs, in her trunk.

M-1911A1: The only weapon Dr. Mneme ever really carries around, though it'd take Hell and then some to get her to even draw the handgun.

Personality: Adrian, who makes it distinctly know she likes to be called Dr. Mneme, detests her life. She hates the Norfolkian, hates the sea, hates living around guns and violence. A lot of hate surrounds her, fills her heart, though she could never, ever turn a wounded patient away. She is too motherly to even consider walking away from someone with even a stomach ache, as she holds a natural desire to help. This also causes her great disdain for weapons and brutality, a way of life that the Norfolkian live by. Many can hear her saying that it's "savage" and "inhuman." It could be thought that these passages of life are caused by her deep-rooted belief in the Church. She thinks it can do only good, that such facts about life and the afterlife could never be wrong, and that it ruling the world wouldn't be such a bad thing.

This view is rather naive of the doctor, but she is not so ignorant around people. When approached by someone new, Adrian is immediately suspicious of them, especially the Norfolkian. She loathes people she doesn't know, and it takes too much time to even be worth anything trying to earn her trust. That is, unless you get her drunk. The woman is not known to drink often, as accidents may happen at any time, so her duty truly never ends. Yet, when she does let loose, it's easy to see the friendly, welcoming side of her. Also, the lustful, though she denies having any attraction to any men who live upon the sea.

Past: Adrian first lived in New Rome. It was there she strove to become a doctor her entire life, and began the dream when she was finally able to get into the best medical college. She never ceased to smile, and did even the most tedious of work with a good attitude. It seemed she was aware of how beautiful her life was at that point, helping to save lives of those who believed in the Church just as she did. Yet, during the last of her student years, and about to become an intern, she was given an opportunity to go to the coast and help a some archaeologists study ruins. While not interested in travel, or old, decayed buildings, or even living in a tent, she agreed. It was charity work that would look outstanding upon any resume. After two years with them, she slowly began to learn about the intricacies of extracting information, and tried to do her best to help, as not many accidents went down that needed her attention.

The plan was to stay one more year and head back to New Rome with their findings, as small or large as they were. Yet, after two years, the Norfolkian showed up. Their raid was brutal, in her eyes, with the men salvaging weapons from their guards, and taking anything that might have been of value. This was the time when they picked her up. Adrian fought best she could, though a quick pistol whip quieted her. Upon awakening, she found herself in the middle of a sea, as the ship's new doctor. The woman swore to refuse any work, until she saw the first injured man, his bullet wound infected and sure to spread to the rest of his arm. Adrian had no choice but to save him, her conscience unable to cope with not helping the Norfolkian. Not even a year passed on that ship, before she was traded off to another one, like property. Time went by quickly, each crew passing her off to another for some greater worth. Eventually, however, she found herself edging onto two years on the Wasp, the longest amount of time and running.

Character Accepted
Name: Heinrich Heydrich

Age: 25

Occupation: Master At Arms


clothing is correct, does not have the backpack however, left arm is an augmentic (steel prosthetic) right eye is also an augmentic (basically steel attached to the skull, with an optical bionic, skin grows over the steel, apart from the actual optic, which can link to devices such as Weapon sights, surveillance cameras and such, using remote circuitry inside the optic itself.)

Height: 6'4
weight: 90 Kgs
body type: Muscular
hair color: Black
Hair Length: Short
Bionic Lens Color: Red
Eye color: Green

Powers: Left arm is more powerful than an organic arm, left eye can link with cameras and gun sights remotely

Weapons option: M4 Carbine with an assortment of attachments (Sights that link to his augmentic eye, infra red targeter, foreward handgrip and 50 round magazines)

Sidearm: .44 magnum Semiautomatic pistol (8 round magazine capacity)

it is a weapon of absolute last resort, unable to be utilised by anyone but Heinrich, and even then there are specific synaptic signals that must be sent, condit6ions that must be met before the weapon can be detonated.

Personality: Depends on who hes talking to, he is nice and fairly considerate to allies, but hateful and mistrusting of enemies, he takes his mission seriously, and despises the church and all who are allied with it.

Past:Heinrich was born to a pair of religious zealots, often finding himself at odds with his parents on his opinion of matters of state,, he left home at the age of 14, he spent year searching for the 'right' rebels to join, but eventually he joined a militant faction known as the Brotherhood of disbelief, he fought for this militant disorganization for a year, before he was seriously injured in a Government Crackdown, a government agent took pity on him, laying atop a pile of rubble missing an arm and an eye, being only 16 the official had him put in the 'cybernetic Regrowth' Program, he was given mechanical replacements for his lost appendages, but never truly forgave the Government for its crimes, he escaped as soon as he was able and ran far and wide, eventually joining the 'Altered' his cybernetic prosthetics have served him well over the nine years he has had them, and he has served the altered as a foot soldier for seven of those years.

dissol;disillusioned with Rebel Propaganda, Heinrich joined the Outsiders, desperate to escape the war between the fanatical Crusaders and equally fanatical Rebels.

Name: Altair Xavier
Age: 25

Powers: Altair is incredibly intelligent, able to formulate plans extremely quickly, even in a chaotic combat situation. He's also an astounding marksman.
Weapons: Having been just about everywhere significant, Altair has come across firearms that are a little more rare than one would be accustomed to: An AMT AutoMag V (.50 Calibur handgun), and an M40A3 Sniper Rifle with a worn Nova Corps logo, suggesting that he stole it from a Nova Corps operative. Given the size of his modern day duster he's able to carry a decent amount of ammunition for both.

Personality: For a mercenary, Altair is a pretty calm and laid back individual known especially for his loyalty to his friends. On the opposite of that, Altair is merciless to his enemiee and those who've wronged him. Once set on a goal, Altair rarely changes his mind and stays steadfast on his objective. In his free time, he tends to either relax back at his base in the city, or hanging around pools doing little more than floating around. Altair is also very anti-morning, loathing having to wake up in the morning, often going back to sleep until noon. Not quick to judge, Altair tries to remain fairly open to people at least for a little while before deciding friend or foe unless its obvious from the beginning.


Name: Ada Orzabal

Age: 24

Occupations: Nova Corps Special Ops Team, Bounty Hunter.

Appearance: Ada stands roughly 5’7” and weighs 125 lbs. Her uniform in combat is from Nova Corps stock. It is a sleek white body armor that sports a four barrel bandoleer that can hold several different kinds of ammo sizes across her chest and arms. She generally opts not to wear a helmet because they are big and bulky, so instead she dons a black headband and communication device. When not in combat, she wears a simple black shirt and trousers, sometimes donning a red cape for colder weather. Her lower left arm was badly injured in an accident on a mission supported by Nova Corps; thusly they replaced the lower arm and hand with an advanced cyberbotic version that looks very real, save for the number 3000 stamped on it.

Weapons option: Her main weapon of choice is an UZI. With relatively few moving parts, the Uzi is easy to strip for maintenance or repair in the field which gives her an advantage over both the Crusader and Norfolkian standard M-16. As well, since she is mainly a raider, it gives her a slight edge in close quarter combat. The M-1911A1 is her standard side arm, but she finds it a bit cumbersome because of weight and will leave it behind on sneak attacks. Finally she caries a polymer bowie knife.

Personality: On a good day, she is a nice person that is willing to lend a hand. On a bad day, she is the type to kick a puppy. Ada has mood swing issues that she refuses to believe in. For the most, she’s a free spirit that snaps fairly easily over little things. Ada also loves vodka a little too much.

History: Ada in an unregistered citizen of Semile. Being a part of the lower caste of the city nation, the government cares very little about what they do because they do all the crappy work Registered citizens refuse to do. In this irony, Ada has had more freedoms that her upper caste companions because they aren’t constantly monitored. Ada is a self educated young woman, that forced herself to learn how read the Holy Books of the Church, hoping this would make her more important in the eyes of the Church.

Accounts of her childhood are unknown because she has a habit of lying or refusing to reveal much about herself by saying it was "a long time ago."

When she was 15, Ada officially joined a convent to study religious law. However, she was brought into the offices of the senior Talbot when a Nova Corps agent spotted her since she was somehow connected to the company since birth. Recruiting her for several experiments Ada had cybernetics placed with in her body. This enhances all of her metabolic functions and prevents the build-up of fatigue poisons in her muscles. This gaves Ada endurance levels unheard of in normal humans. This accounts for many of her extraordinary feats.

She was a witness to the Infinity Rebellion of the North and was a source of interest for Altair during the brief campigan. Ada still keeps in regular contact with him.

It was through Nova Corps that she was able to gain a half way decent livelihood; acting an assassin and hunter of the 00s.
Name: G.R.A.D.H.A.: General Robotic Android Designed for Hazardous Assassination, called “Jerry” by Ada.

Age: Jerry has no age in the human sense since he is a machine. His voice sounds like that of a man in his 40s.

Occupations: Ada’s Partner in crime.


GRADHA stands around 5’9 and weighs less than 95 lbs. As a machine, he is able to change sizes when need be.

Weapons option: Jerry carries a standard M-14 in battle because his mechanic frame is meant to take a beating. As a Military covert assassin model he has features such as dart guns in lieu of fingers. His collapsible “skeleton” to allows him to slip into small areas like a snake. Other parts of his body are made with a new, light-weight and durable Kevlar. Wiring has been replaced with fiber optics. 

Personality: GRADHA is programmed to do both the good cop, bad cop routine when need be. Other than that he is a fairly boring “person” to speak to. He also as a love of classical music.

Past: First designed by Nova Corps for a guard unit in the private facilities, he was considered top of the line until it was determined that the GRADHA models were too light weight to stand up to battlefield standards. Most units were destroyed but this one was bought by Ada in one of her “hired gun” missions. Now he travels around with her, as “Jerry.”
Name: Aldo Bacon

Age: 27

Occupations: Aldo is primarily a helicopter pilot, but he also has some experience with maintenance, especially with his helicopter.


Aldo is a shorter gentleman with an average build. He typically wears a pilot jumpsuit and an aviator hat, along with a pair of polished black combat boots.

Weapons option: When Aldo is airborne, he'll often take a M-1911A1 pistol with him. He also owns an M-14 with a bayonet.

Personality: Aldo can be a tad eccentric, but he is a friendly and well-meaning person. His hatred for the society he left behind is nothing compared to the pity he feels for the people who live in it. Only eight years have passed since he left Semile, however, and Aldo doesn't fancy the idea of returning under any circumstances. In these eights years he has been taught how to pilot helicopters, and even restored an old Blackhawk helicopter, which he now pilots himself. Aldo has always been a tidy person, almost obsessively so.

Past: Aldo worked as a maintenance worker in Semile for a short time, but he quickly grew tired of what he thought to be a mundane and meaningless existence. Before long, Aldo fled Semile and ended up in Norfolk, were he has stayed to this day!

Character Approved.
Name: Chestel (Sh-est-tel) Knak (Nack)
Age: 25
Occupation: MA, works with dogs

*She wears these clothes off duty, on duty, she wears fatigues that she... modified...
(She cut the sleeves and pant legs off of the uniform to make a vest and daisy-dukes out of the clothes, then put drawstrings through the cut-off sleeves and discarded pantlegs to make arm and leg warmers. She's a little short, so she wears boots with a bigger heel so that she appears to be average height.)
Weapons option: M-870 shotgun and an M-1911A1 (Thank you for the help, boyfriend, I love you with oodles of bullets on top)
Personality:Chestel is a grabbag of personality, carrying with her: loyalty, bravery, and unexpected acts of kindness as well as bouts of anger and rage, crying jags that can last for days, and a look of such despair when betrayed. She's much like a child in how she acts.
Past: Chestel is much better with her dogs than with her human companions, due to the fact that she suffers from a sensory condition that makes her sensitive to a multitude of things, such as too much light, too many smells, or something being too loud. Due to this, she isolated herself much in her childhood. She was brought up on the other side of the battle, actually, but didn't agree with the views at all, always finding a flaw. Her first act of rebellion was a typical teenager thing. She dyed her hair, got piercings, got the boyfriends her parents hated. The thing was, she was younger than most who chose this path, 12. She finally left the house with the current boyfriend at 16 and found the quickest route to the other side. The boyfriend tuckered out and left back for his home after a while, unable to adapt to the change. She tried her hardest to work with everyone, but felt lesser and cumbersome in comparison when she has to wear hearing protection when she fires a gun, or stop her nose up so she won't be bothered by the smoke or gunpowder. She found her calling with the dogs, bridging a gap between the understanding of man and dog to a further extent due to her condition. It's not rare for her to drag her bedding down to the kennels and sleep among the dogs. She sometimes even will carry around a new puppy in her backpack as she familiarizes it and socializes it with the people and surroundings it will need to know.

Name: Brisket
Age: Puppy
Occupation: student

weapons option: She's about to loose her milk teeth, and her claws are sharp
Personality: Sleeps too much to tell right now.
Past: Brisket was not born from the usual source, and isn't one of Chestel's working dogs, but may end up to be. Chestel found this shaking pup recently, and has been taking care of her since. Chestel wasn't able to get a surrogate mother for the pup, and had to feed her milk herself and keep her warm. Brisket is often on her person somewhere. She licks everything and loves being cuddled and held,refusing to even walk at this point, only if to run to Chestel and beg to be picked up.