Welcome to Redvale Redvale Overview It began as a secret town built by and for super humans, when the world turned on them following their reveal to the world in 1862. Hunted down and murdered on the streets in virtually every other towns and cities, Redvale became a safe haven for those born with unusual gifts. Rules here were simple - don't draw attention - and sure enough, no extraordinary events ever drew attention to the place. It was the average town, with an average population, doing average things. By the time their civil rights were restored in the early 1950s, following several years of peaceful protesting, Redvale was already a medium sized city with a population of approximately 99% super humans. Redvale is also notable for discovering the effect of military training on young super humans and the development of their abilities. This training allows for a smoother development of abilities, and a greater level of control, even throughout puberty. This discovery became integral to the brokering of the deal between various world governments and the super human race. Following the implementation of the deal, Redvale's powered military division became one of the most prestigious in the world. It also was home to the world's first Local Crime Unit -- a section of the empowered division known as the Sierra Division -- were dispatched to local police units to combat rising levels of criminals with enhanced abilities. In exchange for their freedom, all super mutants or the 'powered' would be required to register at birth and complete at least 4 years of military training, beginning on their 12th birthday. This was never much opposed by the super human community, claiming that it benefited their children as much as it would benefit everyone else. The training, which begins shortly before the emergence of their abilities, allows teenagers to gain a semblance of control over their minds and bodies. This in turns allows for an easier transition into an adult super human. Redvale has grown from strength to strength in the years inbetween. It was established as a bustling and unique hub of activity for the community of those with powers, although it quickly attracted young and curious regular humans too. It has everything one can dream of, from high end boutiques and exclusive nightclubs, to unique museums and quaint cafés. These days, the concentration of supers is still amongst the highest in the world, with almost 85% of the population registered. It was also born and raised Redvalean Carmen Santos who became the first ever non-powered human to join the ranks of Sierra Division 23 years ago. A technical genius, her robotic suits allowed her to stand toe to toe with her powered peers. Although never officially closed to humans, Sierra Division implemented new, tough rules for any who considered themselves tough enough to take on the challenge. In recent years, there has been an influx of money and power into the region, bringing with it many benefits, but also a darker undercurrent. Drug use is rising in the city, with rumours of a new, highly addictive substance giving regular humans temporary abilities. Criminal gangs are also slowing coming into power, with much gossip indicating that some of the most influential people in the city having strong ties to various groups. The news is full of claims of corrupt police officers and officials getting away with crimes - but rarely having any evidence to back up what is otherwise just malicious gossip. Some even claim that corruption has even touched the highest ranks of Redvale's elite Sierra Division -- but again, with a lack of solid evidence and a completely unrelated habit of curious detectives and journalists of disappearing or taking extended career breaks, there's nothing anyone can prove. Sierra Division Sierra Division is the name usually assigned to a police unit's specialised superhuman crime squad. Every major city in the world has at least one, and many smaller cities and towns have them too. Units sizes and capabilities vary, but usually follow the same patterns as any other crime division in their unit. Their primary duties involve investigating and preventing crimes committed by, and relating to superhumans and their families. As superhumans, or as close to being as a regular human gets, they are deemed to be less at risk than regular members of the force to violent and dangerous criminals. Redvale's Sierra Division is amongst the oldest in the world, and contains 10 full time officers, plus auxiliary staff and trainers. They supervise the mandatory training of local youths, and are responsible for keeping track of registrations within the city. Their main form of recruitment in Redvale is through the youth training program, where local teenagers who show an aptitude and interest in the force are eligible for apprenticeship and scholarships if they stay in the service of the Sierra Division. They can officially join ranks at 18, after training. Current Members: @SheriffLlama : Roman Czecher - Super Strength @Wolverbells : Irina Ivanov - Telekinesis @Absinthe : Lily Lascelles - Rapid Regeneration "Today's Weather" "Headlines" "Local Gossip" Good morning Redvale! Today is the 4th of June and my, summer is certainly here at last! Clear skies and sunshine to start with, with light cloud cover set to roll in as things cool down tonight. A slight breeze is scheduled to help cool you down later this afternoon. Temperatures today are set to reach upwards of 22 degrees , or about 72 degrees Fahrenheit for all you Americans! Don't worry if you're trapped in work today, as the great weather is promised to continue over the weekend, and into next week. Hanson Business Group purchases North End Shopping Centre, fate of local businesses unknown Local police bust wanted drug-dealer and gang member Leigh Holt, retributions promised Remembering reporter Meredith Dixon, missing for 1 year today Scientists suggest that up to 80% of humans carry a dormant 'enhancement' gene, potentially explaining a sudden rise in the population. ... The Rules "Don't be an Ass" "Post Requirements" "Power Limitations" "Character Rules" It's quite simple -- just don't be a jerk. Any rule breaking, provoking or deliberately being disrespectful towards other members will not be tolerated. I expect a solid level of writing from all participants, including the use of proper spelling and grammar. The post limit is 400+ words per post. Post formats are not required, but you're welcome to have one if you wish. You are required to post at least once a week, although this level may rise if the activity picks up. If you are blocking other characters, your character may move elsewhere in order to let the story continue. Long periods of inactivity will be assumed as you leaving. Characters are allowed up to two powers each. However, these powers must be related in some fashion - you cannot fly and have unbreakable bones, for example. I'm flexible here - if you can come up with a good enough argument, you can have it. Also a note - powers do tend to run in families, so people possessing the same power that are directly related by blood is highly unlikely. There is a list of banned powers, which no 'powered' being has had, or ever will have -- - Mind Control - Power Stealing/Copying - Muscle Mimicry - Time Travel - Universe jumping - Precognition - Telepathy - Instant knowledge gaining This list may expand as time goes on! All character applications must follow the given skeleton! Characters within the the Sierra Division RP must be at least 21 years of age. This roleplay is focussing on an elite crime unit - unless a teenager has a particularly good reason to be here, I won't accept teenaged characters. You are not required to play a character with powers! Characters not within the unit, should have some connections to it - be it the mayor, a prolific criminal or their lunch lad/lady. Illustrations are allowed, although physical descriptions are prefered. Military training is mandatory -- but the system will always miss a small handful... Multiple characters are allowed, given that a gender balance is maintained. You can take a male and a female, or partner up with another participant if you want to play two characters of the same gender! Character Skeleton Name: Easy enough! Age: 21+ Gender: Male, Female or somewhere inbetween? Years Service: If serving. Powers: See the rules. What are the pros and cons of being super? Extra Skills: Anything other than powers to make you special? Appearance: What do you look like? 1-2 paragraphs here please. Personality: What do you look like on the inside? 1-2 paragraphs please. Background: Who are you and where do you come from? Again, 1-2 paragraphs minimum here.