Hello! Thank you for browsing my Interest Check, I am Brovo, you may know me as that one guy who is obsessed with ferrets. I'm making a new RP specifically for Iwaku, since I love this place and want to get a chance to role play with some of y'all. The Sanguine State is a role play which draws direct inspiration from World of Darkness, set in 2050 AD. With 60% of the global population dead and several capitals of nations lost to nuclear detonations from riots and global instability that lasted for over two decades, new puppet governments have risen. An ancient vampire awakened and turned the United States into his little puppet state, relocating the capital from the ruins of Washington DC to the American Midwest. Rebel cells have risen up all over the country to try and deal with the threat, though three in particular rose up in this new capital and merged together to try and defeat the oligarchical faux-democracy. The Anarchists, who just want to be free from government in general and often believe that technology has made the need for governments irrelevant. The Autocrats, who believe that the State should care and provide for the people but should be fully democratic. The Republicans, who stand for the Republic upon which the country was founded and sternly want to return to a free market economy, freed from the tyranny of the State in their everyday lives. Players would be allowed to play as vampires, lycanthropes, and humans in this struggle, aligned with any of these factions. Full plot is here if you want to learn more. Additional information on the world, on vampires, and so on, is available. It's just going to take me a day or two to fully write up all this content, so I wanna test the waters here and see how popular this could be. If you are at all interested and/or curious, post in this thread! Full Plot (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Full Plot (open) Full Plot (close) In the year of our Lord 2016 AD, archaeologists discovered an ancient tomb in Transylvania, Romania. Buried deep beneath the surface and found via a mysterious Earthquake, the initial samples taken from the exterior of the tomb dated it to be over one thousand years old. Intrigued, a small scientific expedition ventured inside to figure out what was inside, as the architecture defied that of any of the local cultures, suggesting an ancient, undiscovered civilization. What they found was an empty, recently opened casket, amidst vast sums of wealth. Notable, a member of the research team named Anna Konsveka went missing during this time, and wasn’t found. Soon after, the rest of her immediate family went missing. It was a perplexing and disturbing case, but it was overshadowed in the news by what followed a few weeks later: Immortality. That is, immortality for the ultra rich. A private start-up corporation started offering “immortality potions” at an exorbitant price. Customers were reported by doctors to have significantly reduced levels of stress and that the aging process within them had, indeed, ceased. Attempts to other corporations to replicate the potion via blood samples always proved fruitless despite trace amounts of unknown cells. The FDA in the United States, joined by several other regulatory government agencies around the world, demanded to know the content of the potions. Invited to a corporate meeting where they would meet the enigmatic CEO, reports quickly began to pile up in cities all over the United States of random disappearances by the impoverished and disenfranchised which left police forces baffled and concerned as links slowly began to lead to this new, private corporation. What followed was a series of rapid punches to the world. First, two supposed “escapees” with pale skin told a reporter that the CEO was Anna Konsveka. Rumours began to fly around as the people began demanding to know who was in charge of the private corporation, which had come to be known around the world as the Blood Bank corporation. The escapees vanished soon after, later found dead, which only inspired a greater level of outrage. Second, governments all across the world suddenly became far friendlier with the Blood Bank. They rapidly changed to restrict democracy, rights and freedoms, and instituted police states. The already bubbling outrage turned into violent riots that resulted in the deaths of hundreds. Third, an underground market of “immortality potions” appeared, with their prices massively cut down. As drug addicts and others began to drink these potions, an epidemic occurred with Vampirism suddenly spreading amongst the common masses through assaults and rapes. The world descended into anarchy and an orgy of violence, which culminated when two nuclear devices were detonated in Moscow and Stockholm each respectively. Then, mysteriously, magic entered the world, with elite Vampire Enforcers suddenly entering the military police forces of nations world wide who were the only ones who could use it. Riots were put down in blood baths, though the epidemic of vampires remained, too large to sustain itself on a dwindling human population. However, the introduction of a new force awakened by magic began to take care of that problem: Lycanthropes and other animistic shapeshifters. It almost seemed like they were intentionally unleashed on the local vampire populations, though unlike vampires, their numbers did not spread rapidly, as Vampire Enforcers kept them away from large human population centers. Eventually, by 2040 AD, the world settled down. Having lost nearly 60% of the world’s total population and the capital of the United States to a nuclear device, the city housing Blood Bank’s headquarters became the new capital of the United States. An unremarkable city in the midwestern United States, it enjoyed a population boom, though still had a great deal of empty homes and abandoned city blocks. The city became known as the Sanguine Capitol, notable for its futuristic aesthetic. Over the next ten years, world governments were reformed. The European Union became a singular nation state, as did the Americas. Known unofficially as the Sanguine State, the American Coalition is ruled by an autocratic “president” known as Carl Dua Konsveka. The president is a vampire, likely much older than he lets on, and “graciously” allows for his ministers to be elected members of the public, keeping up a facade of a democracy. The State controls everything, the police and military are indistinguishable... There is one light, however. One, tiny light. Small, cell-based rebellion units formed all over the country, and are known by the general news media as The Rebellion. Made up of vampires, lycanthropes, and humans alike, they are often branded as terrorists. Within the Sanguine Capitol, three individual cells formed and then quickly merged. Though differing in end goals, they are all united under the common understanding that no one of them can win the fight alone... Will you join the Rebellion and help fight the good fight, or will you stand by and let your countrymen--and the rest of the world--be ruled in tyranny? More info about the three race choices!