Stars & Shadows

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Disenchanted, Feb 18, 2014.

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  1. A Hero.

    What actually makes someone a hero? Where do we draw the line between heroism and stupidity. Is someone who performs what could be considered heroic actions for fame… really a hero? What about those who put their lives in danger, not caring about their own well-being? What about the accidental heroes? The definition of a hero has more to it than it seems, though not many people see it that way. Are some heroes even really heroes at all if they only do what they do for personal gain? Are they truly good?

    A Villain.

    What makes a villain? How exactly is someone classified as evil? Is it when they unknowingly cause harm to others? Or when they do it purposely? Or perhaps that they take from others is what makes them evil? Could being a bystander of a crime and not helping be evil? Villains are like heroes, accidental or purposeful. There is more to them than what is first seen as well. Reasons they are the way they are, reasons why the commit the crime they do. Not all reasons are good, and it doesn't dismiss what they have done... but can someone evil truly not be redeemed? Are they truly evil at all?

    This world is twisted.

    Let no one tell you that the world is all happiness and rainbows, because it’s not. Bad things happen to good people every day. Good things happen for bad people just as often too. People are backed into corners and commit evil for the right reasons and likewise are given opportunity to commit evil for the wrong reasons. Regardless these people must be brought to justice, or at least the ones that get caught. There will always be the CEO who got away with stealing company money, the burglar who was never caught, the murderer who killed and killed and got away with it. Likewise there will always be people preforming heroic actions to get attention, to become famous, not because they want to save anyone. People are selfish and sometimes no one sees this. Perhaps though… there are those who are genuinely good people, though you can never tell for sure who is who in this world. Everyone wears a mask and the only way to protect yourself from those who would do you harm is not to trust anyone... but can that truly be called living?


    In the year 2015 a great war broke out, not between countries, but rather between societies formed by humans that were shunned from society for one reason or another and their local government. These shunned humans were often called by many names, Mutants, Supers, Abnormalities, the name never mattered, what mattered was the odd abilities and sometimes appearances they all possessed. Shunned by the world they created their own separate towns, underground and in uninhabited areas alike. The government launched an attack to eradicate these metahumans and caused war to break out between the mutants and those who would try to kill them. Battles were not kind to either side, and all suffered regardless of the side.

    The war did far more damage than any other war, whole cities were sometimes eradicated during battle. Soon after the start other country governments attacked their own metahumans, fearing they would attack first after seeing what was happening in the United States. It was not until the year 2060 that the war was finally put the rest and that was only because each side turned against their leaders. For years there was to be nearly total anarchy reigning across the world, very few countries managed to keep a government in place for very long. Finally in the year 2090 society began reorganizing itself and a government was formed within a few years for most major countries in the world. The motto for the new world order was to return to what was and promote peace amongst all. The American government formed off of the outlines of past administrations, cities that were still in ruin began to be rebuilt in the same location, or nearby, and all former alliances were patched up again. Progress was slow, but things were beginning to look like they once were. Many metahumans helped in rebuilding some of the cities, earning the peoples love, but many were still looked down upon by those who didn’t have their abilities. Groups that sought to destroy or take away the powers metahumans had still existed, but were more of a minority since most didn't want the war to be repeated.

    The year is currently 2158, nearly one hundred years since the war finally came to an end. Normal humans who had been alive during the war have all died during it, or from old age and very few metahumans with lengthened lifespans are still around. Most have forgotten the destruction that the war had caused, except for those few metahumans. Peace between humans and mutants are strained in many places across the world because of the power the metahumans still possess. In recent years some have been using their powers for evil, for personal gain, or just to cause trouble. On the other hand, there are those few that are revered, the Heroes that fight them and protect the populous. These few metahumans are revered and recruited into a United States government started program called D.A.W.N S.T.A.R (Known to its members officially as The Defense Against the Wicked and Nefarious by the Superhuman Task-force Assault Regiment, of course that isn’t as cool or official sounding as dawn star.) The program is full of normal humans who help gather information about any threats by super villains that may arise and the Metahuman Heroes that eradicate the threat when they can. The heroes that join are either teamed together or given a partner. Very rarely will a member of D.A.W.N S.T.A.R be solo in their mission to keep their assigned city safe. Of course that isn’t to say that there are also some heroes that have yet to be recruited but still try to be heroes. Vigilantes are mostly ignored by D.A.W.N S.T.A.R unless they get in the way.

    Villains for the most part are scattered with very few having lasting alliances and partnerships, though it does happen every now and then. (Often with the villains betraying one another, ending the alliance as soon as the objective has been reached, or one being jailed during their alliance.) Recently popping up on the radar is a small group that goes by SALVATION. The leader of this group is unknown, as is the members, sometimes even to one another. It is said that the leader of the group gives orders to the others to follow in order to bring together some master plan, though no one has an inkling of an idea what that could possibly be save for the mastermind themselves. Invitations to the group go out to the rising super villains every few weeks. The invitations sent out stand for the month they are sent out and some join only to forget they have joined in the first place because they've yet to be contacted after accepting the invitation. Missions are given out very rarely to the members at the current time. Most villains have joined only to continue their daily crime regiment.

    One of the largest cities in the United States is on the east coast near old New York City. No name was ever given to the city, and has since being built has simply been called “Our Great City”. Being a large and important city, it has its fair share of heroes and villains. D.A.W.N S.T.A.R has a headquarters hidden underneath the local mall. There are two two-pair partner teams that patrol the city and one six member team that goes by The Guardians that are apart of D.A.W.N S.T.A.R and many vigilant supers wanting to make their mark and perhaps be recruited into D.A.W.N S.T.A.R too. There are quite a few Villains in the city and there is a rumor of a SALVATION hide out located somewhere as well, though it goes unused for the time being. With so many supers in one place, what could possibly go wrong?​
  2. Rules://

    ⋮➟ Conduct :: I want there the be no negative conduct in the out of character thread. Characters obviously are going to conflict with one another, but I really rather not have the players duking it out too. If there are any arguments please let me know of them and I will try to handle the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please be polite to your fellow role-players and we'll sure to have a good time!

    ⋮➟God-Modding :: just don’t do it. God-Modding is defined as: controlling someone’s character, autohitting during a fight. I will warn you once, but you will be kicked from the roleplay if it happens again. You are allowed to move another character if your's grabs their hand, but be aware that the other roleplay has the right to say that their character pulled away and such.
    ⋮➟ Spelling/Grammar :: Please keep spelling and grammar in mind. I'll be a bit more lax with grammar mistakes, but if you have a spell checker you shouldn't have many misspellings. If it becomes a problem I will contact you about it. Please try to read back over your posts and edit out any mistakes. We all make mistakes sometimes, so again unless it is a frequent problem then you'll be fine.

    ⋮➟ Length :: I'd like it if you'd be able to post at least three paragraphs with 6 or more sentences per post. No one liners, period.

    ⋮➟ Interactions ::Another rule for here is please don’t ignore others. Read over posts carefully and try to include seeing others even if you don’t interact directly with them. I’ve had it happen to me where someone blatantly ignores my character because they want to create a romance with theirs and the character near mine, it isn’t any fun. I want there to be more interaction than just romance fueled conversations. If I see this happening then please know that I have the right to pull your character from the roleplay. Not only is it annoying, but It’s extremely rude.

    ⋮➟ Commitment :: Commitment is something that I would like you to have when you join the roleplay. I would like it if you could post at least twice a week at the very least. After a week of not posting I will contact you about your absence. After another week your character will be put into storage/killed off for the moment. I understand it if something comes up and you are unable to get online for some reason. I would like it though if you could contact me sometime to tell me about it. If you are going on a hiatus, but still wish to be a part of the roleplay, please do let me know. If you can, please try to make sure that you don’t have anyone waiting for you to post.
  3. Code:
    {ɴ ᴀ ᴍ ᴇ s }
    //What's your name?
    {  ɴ ɪ ᴄ ᴋ ɴ ᴀ ᴍ ᴇ s }
    //What other names do people call you?
    {  ʀ ᴏ ʟ ᴇ }
    //Hero, Villain, Vigilante, or passerby? It's up to you~
    {  ɢ ᴇ ɴ ᴅ ᴇ ʀ }
    //Male, Female or something more exotic?
    {  ᴇ ᴛ ʜ ɴ ɪ ᴄ ɪ ᴛ ʏ & ʀ ᴀ ᴄ ᴇ}
    //Ethnic Background; not all supers are human, you know!
    {  s ᴇ x ᴜ ᴀ ʟ ɪ ᴛ ʏ}
    //What rocks your phone box?
    { ʙ ɪ ʀ ᴛ ʜ ᴅ ᴀ ʏ ᴀ ɴ ᴅ ᴀ ɢ ᴇ}
    //This doesn't need explaining.
    {  ᴀ ᴘ ᴘ ᴇ ᴀ ʀ ᴀ ɴ ᴄ ᴇ }
    //What do you see in the mirror? Please provide written descriptions for your secret identity and costume as well as any pictures. I would prefer the use of models, but drawn costumes, and those used to give a better description of an ability are fine.
    {  t ᴀ ʟ ᴇ ɴ ᴛ s / ᴘ ᴏ ᴡ ᴇ ʀ s}
    //3 Talents if you are a civilian/normal or Powers if you are that your character is a superhero or villain. Delete talent if you have powers and vice versa.
    {  ᴡ ᴇ ᴀ ᴋ ɴ ᴇ s s ᴇ s }
    //At least 3 Weaknesses. These are things that your character has trouble doing, things that might hurt them in particular, or things your character can't live without.
    {  ᴘ ᴇ ʀ s ᴏ ɴ ᴀ ʟ ɪ ᴛ ʏ }
    //How does your character react to the world around them?
    #3 Disenchanted, Feb 18, 2014
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  4. Hey, is this still gonna be a thing?

    Give me a little bit, I'll post my character after I get off work. Don't have much time right now to think.

    This seems very interesting.
  5. Yes i'm interested too and will be doing a CS later on. Hopefully we get more people for this because it sounds good. *Thumbs up*
  6. Might be interested in this. Just waiting to see now interested I am. :)
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