Steampunk

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  1. The Basics:
    • Setting is Steampunk. Mainly takes place off The Asher as the crew pull odd jobs.
    • Characters. Characters of all sorts are welcome. Lawmen, other criminals and crew members are all welcome. I don't want more than three people joining so keep that in mind.
    • The Character list kind of got out of hand.... I'm willing to keep them all, or give up a few to be kept as is or completely changed. But it might be wise for everyone to be willing to play a handful of people. (NPCs will also be spread around to share)
    • I will only post 1 once a day during work days and more on weekends. So if you want rapid fire, this isn't the story for you.
    The Rules:
    • Must be of an intermediate skill. I wont say how much you have to post, but if you routinely only write one liners, your character might find themselves cast overboard.
    • No sex on page. You want it, go to PMs.
    • Don't bully other people. It's not cool.
    • No excessive posting before everyone has had a chance to reply. (AKA, don't leave anyone behind)
    • No Mary/Gary-Sues. God-moding. Over powered characters.
    • I get the final word.
    Plot:

    In the beginning The Asher was a fine ship. Destined for the Royal Air-Navy. But sometimes Destiny takes an interesting turn. Instead of going to the Air-Navy Yard it ended up in the hands of an unscrupulous murderess. Lady Sylvia DuMont. Daughter of the late Lord Asher DuMont. Under the cover of darkness The Asher sailed over the English Channel into Europe and eastward to the Asias. After five years The Asher had a fine crew to complement it's vast reputation.
    • So far I don't have much of plot other than having the crew go on a "mis-adventure"
    • I do want to do "arcs" that follow one individual at a time. They can be "flashblacks", or how they came to be a crew member. Or just what happens next in the story, but centered on the character.
    • That being said, I want this more Sandbox, open-ended plot wise. Less stress on me.
    Positions Open on the Ship:
    • Captain - Wes
    • First Mate - PotatoCat
    • Second Mate - J_"Kraken"
    • Navigator - Wes
    • Acquisitions A -Wes
    • Acquisitions B - Muse
    • Loss Prevention (Security) - J_"Kraken"
    • Hired Gun - PotatoCat
    • Mechanic - Muse
    The Asher (open)

    The Asher.jpg

    Crew of The Asher (open)
    Lady Silvia (open)

    Sylvia DuMont
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    Age: 36
    Position on The Asher: Captain
    Hails from: England
    Bio: Sylvia was born into the English nobility. Her father was a Lord. Her mother a Lady. Which is why she is also a Lady. It's just an empty title now. When she was little her mother died in child birth leaving her father with only daughters. Of which Sylvia was the eldest. She was expected to marry a Lord and he would inherit her father's estate. Finding the entire ordeal detestable, she burgled her own house as her father lay dying. Stealing everything from the Estate. That was almost five years ago.
    Miss Cathy (open)

    Cathy Sweets
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    Age: ??
    Position on The Asher: First Mate
    Hails from: England
    Bio: A young woman born into a family without the means to support her, she grew up in orphanages living off of very little in a world without the time to care about the little children of the world. The city of London. Far to busy with its fast expansion and industrial boom to even notice the poor young ones wallowing in the filth. Cathy joined up with the Asher to get away from this life of hardship and certain doom in the dirty streets of the city. For a young one she has quite the knack for keeping people in line and doing as they should. As such, she has earned her place as first mate aboard the ship.
    Sebastian Günther (open)

    Sebastian Günther
    Age: 38
    Position: Second Mate; medical officer
    Hails From: Prussia
    Bio: Sebastian was raised in Hesse, a heavily militaristic part of the Prussian empire. By the time he was twelve, he could field strip a repeater rifle and hit center mass at 100 meters six out of ten times. During a series of border skirmishes with France, Sebastian took a wound to his knee and was forced to sit idle for six months while the break healed (insisting death would take him before he let anyone take the leg). During such time, he learned the basic tools of the trade in medical work. In the three years that followed, he became his company's able medic before retiring service early and becoming what he deemed a 'free man' aboard whatever ship could take him. The Asher is simply the latest of such ships the slight, graying Prussian officer has had the privilege to serve upon.
    Princess Nadia (open)

    Princess Nadia Khurana
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    Age: 25
    Position on The Asher: Navigator
    Hails from: India
    Bio: Nadia was a Princess before she boarded The Asher as crew. Why she isn't home ruling, is a question many people ask. However only those closest to her know that it's because of a betrayal. And that's all she's ever said about the matter. Despite being Royalty Nadia loves flying. She can get The Asher anywhere the Captain desires and can out run nearly everything that has ever come after them. She did have to learn how to fight though, since that had never been anything she had been expected to do before. Despite this she was a quick learner and very capable, even though she prefers to stay on the dirigible.
    Madam Viyette (open)

    Viyette Byrd
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    Age: 33
    Position on The Asher: Loss Prevention Specialist
    Hails from: England
    Bio: No one can quite say where the Madam came from. Her own account on her upbringing states that as a child, she was the daughter of minor nobility before she left for the army, hiding under the guise of 'Scotty' Yueh. She lasted only a week through training until her secret was discovered and she was discharged for fraud. Clearly not tired of the rough-and-tumble life, the Madam hired herself out as a private security worker in the Americas for some years until returning home. Her time there had taught her the tools of the trade when it came to airship and convoy defense as well as the ins and outs of most firearms, be they British, Chinese, or American. The boyish appearance of Scotty remains with her today, her hair cropped short, narrow form, and muscular build. Though of the wound to her eye, she refuses to say a word...
    Miss Xing (open)

    XingXing Chen
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    Age: 28
    Position on The Asher: Acquisitions
    Hails from: China
    Bio: XingXing, Star or Xing ("Shing"), was raised as a whore in an English occupied Hong Kong. She grew up learning more arts than just pleasing her customers. She learned how to use guns and ancient martial arts. She is also well versed in poisons. She was recruited by Lady Sylvia a few months after the women fled England as a murderess. Together the duo started initially collecting women to crew the newly bought Asher.
    Saff Hariq (open)

    Saff Hariq
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    Age: 19
    Position on The Asher: Acquisitions
    Hails From: Arabia
    Bio: Hariq refers to fire in the sense of it being violent or dangerous (i.e. a fire is burning down my ship.) A 'hariq' is typically uncontrollable. Luckily, Saff is Lohar's younger cousin. The revolver is his weapon of choice. He's a quick-drawing gun-slinging kid that has a chip on his shoulders and an ego the size of Prussia. His aim could definitely use some work, but don't tell him that. Saff's mostly known for being a trouble making, insubordinate, wise cracking son of a camel herder that's ever trying to prove himself worthy, seeing as he's on the Asher to begin with cause Lohar said he wouldn't join the captain and crew unless he could take Saff along with him. Lohar implored Saff to apprentice under him many times, but Saff didn't want anything to do with it. The captain did manage to find some use for him, however.

    *Just imagine him wearing a cowboy hat and a duster.
    Mr. Grey (open)

    Wyatt Grey
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    Age: 27
    Position on The Asher: Hired Gun
    Hails from: The Americas
    Bio: Born in the Southern states of the US during a time of unrest did a lot to shape Wyatt. His family lived relatively comfortably working a small but relatively successful shop in a small town down in Georgia. His father was an old military man, and so was his father, and so was his father. It was only fitting that eventually he would join the military too, and like his grandfather, he would be fighting a war for freedom. Freedom from the industrial North and its ignorance of Southern issues. But of course, unlike his grandfather, he wasn't fighting because that was what he believed in, but because its what his dad wanted him to do. Years went by, Wyatt's side lost the war and he left America in an attempt to free himself of the pains that came with trying to rebuild the South. This is when he found his way onto the crew of The Asher as a mercenary and hired gun.
    Lohar Ajsaam (open)

    Lohar Ajsaam
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    Age: 38
    Position on The Asher: Mechanic
    Hails from: Arabia
    Bio: Lohar was originally a slave with meager beginnings. It all started when he was a child. Lohar was assisting his Spanish master in mechanical repairs -primarily holding and fetching tools. With keen eyes, Lohar watched his master work intently, finding it absolutely fascinating. Everything from the smell of grease and metal, the feel of the tools in his hands and the sight of intricate parts that made up the dynamo his master was working on, it was all so incredibly alluring to him. Words could not explain. Starting from that day, when Lohar wasn't working his body to its limits in the fields or wrestling with friends, he would secret away some of his master's tools. With the tools, Lohar would take apart clocks, watches, and in time old engines and other larger mechanical equipment only to put it back together again in perfect working condition. One day, when his master was out, a man came by needing some repairs done to his watch. Lohar volunteered his services. The man was hesitant at first, but Lohar convinced him that he knew what he was doing even though he wasn't completely sure of himself. He was a bit nervous, it being his first time, but he was successful in the repairs. Out of good will, the man gave Lohar a small payment for his gratitude. Lohar declined the money, but the man insisted. A week later, that same man brought him two new customers. Soon, news of Lohar, the moor slave that was quite mechanically inclined, began to spread. This was news that his master did not take kindly to...


    Technology:
    • Guns
    • Dirigibles
    • Automatons
    • Steam-powered Trains
    • Clockwork powered devices
    • Anything that will fit in with being over powered.
    Political Climate:
    Currently England is a world power along with Russia, China and a few European Countries.
    Next would be the Middle Eastern States, which Consist of Prusia, Persia, and Arabia.
    The Asian countries are pretty much what they are at the moment.
    The Americas are no longer colonies, but they aren't quite a world power yet. A lot of the West in America is unsettled and still inhabited by the Natives. South America is also largely unsettled. Mainly because of the dense jungles.
     
    #1 WesteriaVale, Nov 16, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  2. Count me in for this one. I'll be looking over the characters right away.
     
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  3. That was fast. :D
    The characters are pretty slim... because I didn't want to add much yet. Not until I find out which ones other people will be taking. Though I'm going to flesh in mine once I'm done with diner ;)
     
  4. Alright. Should I go ahead and chose one or two? Or will that be a process after some more people join in?
     
  5. Choose now if you want. I'm not terribly picky on order of events. :)

    And remember, you don't have to keep characters as is. Change them into whomever you so desire.
     
  6. Alright, then I'll take Loss Prevention and Second Mate if that's alright.
     
  7. Done. They are now yours.

    **And I updated stuff a little**
     
  8. Sebastian Günther (open)

    Age: 38

    Position: Second Mate; medical officer

    Hails From: Prussia

    Bio: Sebastian was raised in Hesse, a heavily militaristic part of the Prussian empire. By the time he was twelve, he could field strip a repeater rifle and hit center mass at 100 meters six out of ten times. During a series of border skirmishes with France, Sebastian took a wound to his knee and was forced to sit idle for six months while the break healed (insisting death would take him before he let anyone take the leg). During such time, he learned the basic tools of the trade in medical work. In the three years that followed, he became his company's able medic before retiring service early and becoming what he deemed a 'free man' aboard whatever ship could take him. The Asher is simply the latest of such ships the slight, graying Prussian officer has had the privilege to serve upon.


    Madam Viyette (open)

    Age: 33

    Position: Loss Prevention

    Hails From: England

    Bio: No one can quite say where the Madam came from. Her own account on her upbringing states that as a child, she was the daughter of minor nobility before she left for the army, hiding under the guise of 'Scotty' Yueh. She lasted only a week through training until her secret was discovered and she was discharged for fraud. Clearly not tired of the rough-and-tumble life, the Madam hired herself out as a private security worker in the Americas for some years until returning home. Her time there had taught her the tools of the trade when it came to airship and convoy defense as well as the ins and outs of most firearms, be they British, Chinese, or American. The boyish appearance of Scotty remains with her today, her hair cropped short, narrow form, and muscular build. Though of the wound to her eye, she refuses to say a word...
     
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  9. Nicely done. Both are accepted for the moment. :) If we get another person to join I'll move get a mod person to move this to the appropriate section.

    *Tosses out fishing line for another nibble*
     
  10. I was wondering if Mr. Adrian (The Mechanic) could be of Arabian decent that instead goes by the name, Lohar Ajsaam. His name means Iron Skin. And can I choose another picture?

    Here is the bio...

    Bio: Lohar was originally a slave with meager beginnings. It all started when he was a child. Lohar was assisting his Spanish master in mechanical repairs -primarily holding and fetching tools. With keen eyes, Lohar watched his master work intently, finding it absolutely fascinating. Everything from the smell of grease and metal, the feel of the tools in his hands and the sight of intricate parts that made up the dynamo his master was working on, it was all so incredibly alluring to him. Words could not explain. Starting from that day, when Lohar wasn't working his body to its limits in the fields or wrestling with friends, he would secret away some of his master's tools. With the tools, Lohar would take apart clocks, watches, and in time old engines and other larger mechanical equipment only to put it back together again in perfect working condition. One day, when his master was out, a man came by needing some repairs done to his watch. Lohar volunteered his services. The man was hesitant at first, but Lohar convinced him that he knew what he was doing even though he wasn't completely sure of himself. He was a bit nervous, it being his first time, but he was successful in the repairs. Out of good will, the man gave Lohar a small payment for his gratitude. Lohar declined the money, but the man insisted. A week later, that same man brought him two new customers. Soon, news of Lohar, the moor slave that was quite mechanically inclined, began to spread. This was news that his master did not take kindly to...
     
    #10 Muse, Nov 17, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  11. c
    Oh God, I'd make a mean Mr. Grey if you want me to. Always like the mercenary types. Now, saying that, what level of tech are we talking about? I know it is steampunk, but are we going full Victorian or a little more advanced in places?

    Also, may I suggest this pic for the character? A bit more fitting in my opinion. Mostly because why would an American wear a top hat? Silly brits.

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    I can also go for the First Mate.
     
    #11 Potatocat, Nov 17, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  12. All characters that are not taken are completely open for change. I just... got carried away.
    We're going more advanced than full Victorian. A little crazy out there is fine too. We have ray guns, automatons, flying dirigibles, and cars, etc.


    *Since I'm currently sneaking time at work, I'm going to wait until I get home to change this into a proper OOC and move into it's proper location.
     
  13. So definitely repeating rifles? Lol
     
  14. Give me a good reason why it works and yup. You've got it.

    Remember things work with steam and gears (gun power is also okay)
     
  15. Repeater rifles are badass, except for them being used to kill a lot of people.

    Lohar Ajsaam

    This is the image I will be using.
     
  16. EDITS: I changed this to Plotting, so I didn't have to worry about moving anything. I also added some more world building info. Do we need more? (Contributions are gratefully accepted)

    @Potatocat: We still need the First mate from you. (Remember everything can be changed about)

    Acquisitions B and Navigator is still open. I think it might be best if Muse picks up the second Acquisitions position so when we go off ship to steal things we each have a character to do so with. I'm willing to take the Navigator.

    So, do you guys need anything more from me before we start? Does everything make sense? I can probably get this written out Thursday or on the weekend.
     
  17. I'll keep the photo and such for the FIrst mate, but I will raise the age to 17, and get bios up for both characters right now.
     
    #17 Potatocat, Nov 17, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  18. Are you sure? You don't have to. :) I wont judge you for changing anything.... Or will I *Strokes Womanbeard*
     
  19. +10 thoughtfulness for beard.


    Should we start ironing out the first plot points?
     
  20. Damn, something I realized, since we are going with steampunk history, can I get a year so I can have all my events properly aligned?
     
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